The news-sun
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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 02-26-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
semiweekly[ former 1988-1996]
three times a week
Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lake Placid (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Highlands County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
Coordinates: 27.495556 x -81.444444 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, February 26, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 28 | 75 cents w ww.newssun .com H ighLow 75 63C omplete Forecast PAGE 8A A couple of afternoon showers F orecast Question: Should all high school students have to take at least one online course before they graduate? Next question: Should the county have regulations on all special events, regardless of size? www.newssun .comM ake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Frances Brennan Age 88 Florence Padgett Age 81, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 2A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 30.2% No 69.8% 099099401007 Total votes: 86 Arts & Entertainment3C Business1B Chalk Talk7B Classifieds4D Community Briefs2A Community Events5B Crossword Puzzle2C Dear Abby2C Deed Tranfers6B Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope2C Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times2C Pause & Consider2C 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 6 6 5 5 9 9 4 4 N ews-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGEA section of CR 17A near the Avon Park Clay Pit was blocked Friday after a refuse truck flipped onto its side while trying to avoid an accident. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK An overturned refuse truck closed a section of County Road 17A for over four hours on Friday when the driverl ost control after hitting a Jeep that reportedly pulled out in front of him. A ccording to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report, a 2003 Mack dump truckd riven by Richard Ritenour, 55, of Sebring was traveling east on CR 17Anear the Avon Park clay pit when it struck the front of a 2011 Jeep Cherokee, which was entering the truck route from Geneva Avenue. T he Jeep, driven by Debroah L. Gomez, 45, allegedly violated the right of way after stopping at the intersection by proceeding north into the pathway of the truck, the report written by Trooper John Paikai stated. R itenour tried to swerve to avoid the collision, but struck the front of the Jeep before the refuse truck flipped over onto its left side and slid several feet before coming to rest at Overturned dump truck blocks CR 17A for hours Truck driver airlifted after being trapped B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING The County Commission will review four sites for a new sheriffs building at theirm eeting on Tuesday, and will look at different f inancing and debt service options based onr ecommendations from county s taff. The building development c onsiderations were put together by Architects Design Group (ADGWinterP ark, which assessed four sites under consideration. Site Ais downt own Sebring at the corner of E ucalyptus Avenue and Palmetto Avenue. Site B iso n the Sebring Parkway adjacent to the Fred Wild Elementary School. Site C is West George Boulevard and site D is located ont he existing HCSO Maintenance Shop property on Kenilworth Boulevard. According to the agenda p acket for the meeting, both the warrants division a nd the communications department, which are approximately 5,448 square feet of the needed space, will remain at thee xisting Sheriffs Office facility. A DG also recommended that the training andI Tcomponents be removed from t he original plan of 48,370 square feet, which r educed the projected building needs to 40,361 square feet. When conside ring the most glaring need for improved facilities within the Sheriffs LawE nforcement facility, it is d efinitively the Crime Scene/ Property &E vidence (P&E ADG said in a letter to the commission. The current facilities are woefully inadequatea nd located within an area of the jail facility that is very much needed for immediate jail facilities County eyes 4 spots for new HCSO building When considering the most glaring need for improved facilites ... it is definitely the Crime Scene/ Property & Evidence areas.Report from A rchitects Design Group News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE EMS workers prepare Richard Ritenour Friday afternoon for an airlift after being removed from his overturned refuse truck. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Trucks line up to deliver sludge to the Avon Park water treatment plant to be de-watered. B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK City Manager Julian Deleon, who is also the citys director of public works, took the NewsSun on a tour of the new dewatering press bar screen at the sewage treatment plant. Deleon said the city was well served by the treatment plants original design. Not only does the plant have plenty of capacity for growth, it is easily accessed from U.S. 27, and isolated enough that the unpleasant odors bother no one. Because of the excess capacity, Deleon said, the city was able to add the stateof-the-art equipment and provide an environmental service, not just to the city, but to surrounding counties as well. The city is providing an environmentally sound process to treat and dispose of residuals and septage from AP turning waste into cash Treatment plant expected to earn $300K this year News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Maurine Ritchie (leftillie Corredera congratulate her husband, County Commissioner Jack Ritchie (center who received the Dal Hall Award Thursday night. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Eileen May couldnt have sounded more pleased or relaxed. The day after the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerces annual banquet she received call after call complementing the chamber for a great party. s been rave reviews, May said. People are saying it was the nicest event theyd been to in a while. One hundred and ninetyone chamber members gathered Thursday night at the Chateau Elan to enjoy a meal, conversation and the opportunity to recognize some special people and organizations. Keep Lake Placid Beautiful received the Chamber Board Appreciation Award. School board member Bill Brantley accepted the award on behalf of the organization. The Dal Hall Award, named for the former mayor, is given in recognition of Lake Placid chamber honors top businesses at banquet See WRECK, page 6A See WASTE, page 6A See FOUR, page 7A See CHAMBER, page 7A And the Oscar goes to ...Win your Oscar p ool with these p redictions PAGE1 C Low score, high dramaP itchers shine as Lake P lacid edges Sebring SPORTS, 1DLife lessons APMShosts first T een Summit PAGE2 A


C M Y K By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Drugs, d ating and sex were the main topics flowing through r ooms at Avon Park Middle School Saturday morning. Six guests speakers visited s tudents throughout the First Annual Youth Summit event. O rganizers set up the event to ensure that at-risk youth were getting a honest, real-l ife lesson about the dangers of bad choices during their adolescence and what those c hooses could lead to later in life. T eens were broken up into groups of boys and girls, who listened as guests of the same sex spoke about numerous topics for each portion of thee vent. In the girlsroom, just before lunch, Michelle Weston shared her story of struggle and redemption. I was clean and then I relapsed. I ended up in jail,W eston said. Weston revealed some of h er most intimate stories to the group of girls, warning them of the dangers of drug abuse. It doesnt solve anything. I t just creates more problems, real problems, said Weston. Event volunteer Ashley Sholtz went on to read a tes-t imony of a local teen who has struggled with drug abuse since birth. The touching story revealed a girl born to a drug-addicted mother and 17 years of battles, including drug use beginning at 10. T he letter was written by a young girl who is currently living in the Potters House in Lake Placid. The boys also got a a similar series of lessons. Speaker Arnold Davis t ouched on the dangers of drug use and its conseq uences while speaker, Derrick McRae talked to the young men about sex and relationships. After asking the young m en how many of them had friends with children already, nearly every hand went up in the room. McRae continued to ask t he tough questions while breaking the boys out of their shells and opening them all up to discussion and growth. The boys and girls continued to hear lectures and testimonies throughout the afternoon. T he organizers hope to continue the Youth Summit for years to come. 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PB: Power Ball Lottery Center Gator Club offering $1,000 scholarshipSEBRING The Highlands Gator Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to qualified Highlands County students who plan to attend the University of Florida in 2012. Applications are available now in the counseling office at the high schoolsi n Highlands County and the financial aid office at the South Florida Community College. Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, March 27. Scholarships will be awarded in May. Contact the scholarship chairman, Melissa Keiber, a t 385-0468.Rainbow/DeMolay serves Leap Year lunchSEBRING The Rainbow Girls and the DeMolay Boys will host a joint lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Sebring Masonic Lodge, 1809 Home Ave. Donation is $7. The menu will include salad, orange garlic chicken, yellow rice, dessert and beverage. Take out is available. Night at the 500 Club comes to SebringS EBRING T anglewood presents A N ight at the 500 Club t oday. This is a 70-minute m usical revue featuring l ive music, costumes and dance numbers, the Rat Pack, Doo Wop Era,B roadway and Vegas. They do the Legends of the 50s a nd early 60s like Louie Prima/Keely Smith, Sonn y and Cher, Jerry Vale, Buddy Holly, Rosemary Clooney, Liza Minelli andC onnie Francis and more. This will be a New York on Las Vegas Night Club act right here in Sebring. Doors and snack bar o pens at 6:15 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Tickets $12. Tanglewood is across U.S. 27 from Dennys. Information, call 402-0763. Whats Up Downtown Sebring? meeting to be held TuesdaySEBRING The Sebring CommunityR edevelopment Agency will host its next monthly What's Up Downtown?m eeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Highlands M useum of the Arts, 351 W. Center Ave. next to Highlands Little Theater. W ith 2012 marking the centennial of Sebring, the l ocal histories and the effects thatdifferent groups of settlers have had on the culture will be highlighted at MOTAin speciale xhibits and companion events throughout the year. M OTAcurrently has 12 Hours of Sebring and Hendricks Field art memo-r abilia on display. In December, MOTAwill h ostJourney Stories, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian I nstitution. These monthly Whats Up Downtown? meetings are open to the public.Anyone who has ani nterest in Downtown Sebring is encouraged to attend. CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued on page 7A Highlands Hammock S tate Park is one of the first four original state parks that were established in 1935, opening to the public in 1931, four years prior to the Florida S tate Park system was created. Before being named H ighlands Hammock, it w as referred to as Hookers Hammockfor a Captain Hooker who at one time had a cow campjust west of the hammock. B esides Captain Hooker, Jonathan Skipper a nd W.L. Eiland also lived in the area. Both men cleared the land, built h ouses and planted orange groves. D uring the late 1920s, e arly 1930s, several peop le got involved in a movement that eventually established a state park here in Sebring. One of those persons was M argaret Shippen R oebling, who contributed thousands of dollars, making the acquisition of the area and access to it possi-b le. Amodest plaque that was placed deep within t he park when it was first opened to the public in 1931 memorializes Mrs. Roebling. Agroup of approxim ately 230 young men came to Highlands Hammock State Park to w ork. This group was c alled the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC were just one of the many CCC groups that worked to help organize state parks throughout the United States. These young men constructed roads, bridges, fences, water control structures, and buildings throughout the park, and to this day they are still being used. The national and state park systems are so heavily indebted to the CCC that it is easy to imagine that they would never have been created without it. In Florida, 86 camps functioned between 1933 and 1942 (when the demands of World War II took precedence) during which time eight of the present 140 Florida State Parks were built. When alumni of those Florida CCC camps asked the Park Service for funds for a CCC museum, Highlands Hammock was the logical location. The museum, which opened in November 1994, is housed in a 1939 CCC building, which stands as a memorial statue that especially remembers the 228 who died when a hurricane on Sept. 2, 1935 (Labor Day struck three CCC camps in the Florida Keys. Today this beautiful park has more than 9,000 acres and still preserves a scenic, virgin hardwood forest. Highlands Hammock offers many visitors opportunities to enjoy bicycling the scenic three-mile loop drive, or hiking along one of the parks nine trails, with gnarled 1,000-year-old oak trees. The wildlife observer can catch a Highlands Hammock a jewel of Sebring C entennial Notebook See HAMMOCK, page 7A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Melissa Yunas, wildfire mitigation specialist for the Florida Forest Service, sent out an urgent press release Friday warning residents of Highlands County about weather conditions that will seriously increase the risk of wildfires. Acool, dry front is expected through the county this weekend. The high winds and relatively low humidity, can help dry vegetation ignite easier and spread faster Yunas said. As conditions get drier, it is essential that residents help reduce fire risk. Be careful when using anything that involves fire, high heat, or can cause a spark to ignite nearby brush. If you accidentally start a wildfire, call 911 immediately Officials are particularly concerned because drought conditions and a cold snap have already dried out much of the scrub and woodland. Six wildfires occurred between Feb. 13-23. While most of them were small three burned less than an acre one covered 47. Two fires affecting a total of 20 acres occurred the last week in January. Homeowners are strongly urged to maintain a 30-foot clear space around their buildings. Keep roofs and gutters free from dead leaves, Spanish moss and twigs or branches. Drivers also are cautioned. Where there is fire, there is ultimately smoke, Yunas said. Driving through smoke is dangerous. Visibility is seriously impaired, so drivers must be cautious. Best to not drive, Yunas said, but if you must then slow down, turn on your lowbeam headlights and report hazards to 911. Highlands County highly flammable News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Boys raise their hands to show how many of them know teens that are pregnant or have kids during a free teen summit in Avon Park. N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS V olunteer Ashley Sholtz reads a letter from a 17 year-old g irl who was born to a drug addicted mom and eventually turned to drugs herself to cope with life. Teen girls listened to a variety of speakers Saturday who worked to create an open dialogue about sex, drugs and other issues affecting teens during a teen summit at Avon Park Middle School. Avon Park teens get life lessons at first summit Fire risk high due to lack of rain, windy conditions


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, February 26, 2012Page 3ATODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com C IRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com B USINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONE xt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Back in 2008, before he w as a candidate for president, Senator Rick Santorum made a speech tos tudents at Ava Maria University in Florida. w ww.drudgereport.com released some quotes from the speech, which Ive listed below. Satan has his sights on t he United States of America! Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those greatv ices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to a ttack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American trad ition. This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father ofL ies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country the United States of America. If you wereS atan, who would you attack in this day and age? He attacks all of us and he attacks all of our institu-t ions. Drudge labeled the statements, provocative. The August 2008 speech has apparently gotten somep eople riled up, partly because of the quotes above. Santorum also criticized President Obama becauseo f comments hed made regarding abortion. But the thing thats apparently caught the medias attention were the notions of Satan and a spiritual warfare occurring in this country. I took the time to listen to Santorums entire speech (if you want to as well I found it here: http://mrctv.org/audio/fullsantorum-speech-avemaria-university-august2008). Having heard it as best as I could (the sound was low even with my volume turned all the way up) I feel I can talk about it with the above statements in context. And I have to admit the question I come up with after hearing the whole thing is what is all the fuss about? Are people freaking out because a presidential candidate once said he believed Satan was real and that the devil was at work in this country? Thats whats so controversial? Well, if thats the case, you are reading a controv ersial column. Because I agree with Rick Santorum. The Bible I believe in teaches that Satan is alive and well and out to under-m ine any and all. And who can look across our country a nd not see his handiwork? I could spend the rest of the column listing ways thed evil is using pride, vanity, and sensuality to cont ribute to our moral decline. But Laura, you might b e saying. Thats religion, this is politics. And religion has no place in politics. With all due respect: b aloney. Atrue religious faith is not something you can put in a box and leave somewhere while you do othert hings. Religious faith is supposed to be something t hat permeates every aspect of your life. It will bes omething that is a part of everything you do, everything you think, everything you say. My faith influences my w riting. It affects what I say and how I say it. There is no Laura the Christian and Laura the writer or Laura the columnist. Itsa ll me. From what I can tell, Rick Santorums faith is a part of who he is. And like it or not, its going to carry over into his politics. Nothing he says in this speech or any other speech Ive heard of his calls for a theocracy or a state religion. But the policies he suggests are going to be shaped by the faith he holds. Thats the impression I come away with. If you dont like his policies, fine. Dont vote for him. But dont be so quick to mock Santorums beliefs about Satan. Alot of your fellow Americans hold those same beliefs. And from our perspective, the devil is putting up quite the fight. So will we. 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. Santorum and Satan 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. 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 editor@newssun.com. Letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun A nd we want to thank Napier and Smallridge who spent the week telling their story to students for being brave and honest and setting a truly awesome example of forgivenessa nd responsibility. Their story is a dreadful, cautionary tale, about a young, decent man who gotd runk and tried to drive home. Only he never got home because he killed two young women along the way N apiers daughter Meagan, and Meagans best friend Lisa Dickson. S mallridge is serving two 11-year sentences, one for each of the victims. As the Races and spring break a pproach, we cant think of a more important time for an essential message f or everyone, no matter what age drunk driving kills. And if you become the one who did the killing instead of t he dying, youll likely wish you were dead. The good news is that drunk driving rates are going down. In 1982, for example, there were 26,173 DUI fatalitiesn ationally. That was 60 percent of all traffic fatalities. In 2009, there were 10,839 DUI fatalities, 38 percent of allt raffic deaths. But 10,000 is still a large number. Napier and Smallridge were eloquent t hroughout their presentation, but especially so when they begged students to h ave a Plan B in mind. Know how youll get home, they said. If you are with a group, designate a d river. If you are alone, have someone you can call for ride or money tucked a way for a cab. Besides not driving drunk yourself, dont ride in a car driven by someone else whos drunk not even if its your best friend or favorite cousin or boss. B eware of what Smallridge called liquid courage that voice whispering, why worry, youve driven drunk before and nothing happened. Pay attention when someone says you a re too drunk to drive. Remember, 10,000 is a large number. We know how easy it is to get caught up in the moment. Surrounded by the excitement at the Raceway, the noise,t he energy, its all too easy to overdo it. Same thing at a beach bar, throwing back sweet drinks that go down likes oda pop then hit with a wallop. Bad choices are easy to make. We ask you to remember Renee N apier, who spent Mothers Day of 2002 in a funeral parlor, and Eric S mallridge, who graduated Florida State in April that year and was in prison that summer. I t only takes a second to die or to kill someone else. T ake the time to plan, and live. Even better, make a plan and let someone else live. It only takes a second to die The News-Sun thanks Deputy Sheriff Ross Porter, Sheriff Susan Benton, and The School Board of Highlands County for doing everything that had to be done to allow Renee Napier and Eric Smallridge to visit all three high schools. Not feeling real welcomedEditor: The newspapers say elcome Snow Birds and are we really welcome? I became ill in January. Went to my doctor (since 1997) and was given a prescription, which I faithfully took. The infection was gone, pain more intense. Went to the hospital for tests. Nothing. After four visits to my doctor, I decided on a second opinion. Called a doctors office and was informed as a snow bird and not planning to change doctors, it wasnt worthwhile for just one visit. Finally, pain was so bad, I wen to ER. The doctor there prescribed two medicines. They are working, but the doctor recommended I see a doctor in the next few days. Called the one he suggested and was told it would be April for the earliest appointment. Gigi Ridenour Avon Park Contraceptive controversyEditor: The running battle about contraceptives might be amusing if the issue werent so perilous. It definitely is wrong, unconstitutional to deprive or abridge ones religious freedom. Government cannot be allowed to dictate what one can or cannot do relating to ones religion, especially Catholicism. However, it is not clear this is what the Obama a dministration is attempting to do. Several research reports state the majority of Catholic women want contraceptives despite strong Catholic dogma opposing same. Research notes the great majority of women nationally want them, too. The controversy focuses on the role of providers of health insurance and other benefits derived from workerscompensation. (Hey! Millions dont get benefits today). One side argues that government is forcing employees of religious institutions to use contraceptives; whereupon, the other side contends they want to insure that employees have access to them as part of their benefits. Health care is part of the wage package, so employees should not have to pay extra for them because the church institution rejects them as morally offensive. Thus. Aneutral observer needs to determine what the facts are to know who is right or wrong, or if this is an issue to determine if those who want contraceptives can obtain them and if those who reject contraceptives are forced to use them. Up to now, the government has not forced Catholic women to use contraceptives. There are those who contend that the only reasons women want contraceptives are abortion and birth control. Other significant reasons include prevention of AIDS, genital disease and h armful genes that men could give women. In todays society, when anything goes appears to be in vogue, women want to be safe. Does anyone remember the herpes epidemic of the 1970s and the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s? The incidence of Free Love dropped significantly for awhile. It would be heavenly if everyone practiced her/his religion and was morally sound. Gabriel Read Avon Park BouquetMcLanes cafe is a wonderful additionEditor: Dine amidst the flowers, fresh air, off the beaten path only a short bike ride to downtown Sebring. McLanes Country Garden sets a precedent for the revival of the historic district in a garden setting, under the sky or beneath an open breezeway of mosaic tables and quiet music to accompany the soup/salad and specialty favorites created by Chef Javier Olmedo. McLanes owners Scott, Lolly McLane and sister, Carmen Cantisano, turned their flower shop next door into a new location for the caf. Spending months on planning for their opening they have been continuing to expand to meet the demand of new customers. The little caf has only been open for breakfast and lunch a couple of months, but already it is attracting a l arge underserved population seeking ambiance, great service, quiet conversation and excellent food. The caf has been gradually expanding service into the dinner hour where one can choose to eat under the stars and listen to good music. This is an atmosphere where eating outside is pleasurable not breathing in noise or air pollution of U.S. 27. Hopefully, in the near future they will serve a selection of reasonably priced fine wines, a wine bar for camaraderie, and lattes for the breakfast fare. Also, hopefully, they will set the precedent for businesses in the historic district to serve a population that is seeking this kind of environment. This is now one of my favorite dining environments. Other restaurants for ambiance/wine/cocktails: Cang Tong Japanese Restaurant, Yannis, and Inn of the Lakes. In Wauchula try downtown Main Street. Old Florida atmosphere: Lake Wales: Crazy Fish and Lightseys on the Kissimmee River in Okeechobee. Perhaps the Sebring historic district will take a cue from another inland city, Lakeland, to attract creative businesses and visitors (including residents will drive here as a destination to appreciate a tranquil experience with good wine and outdoor cafes surrounding the natural beauty of the Circle. Dr. Nancy Dale Sebring


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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, February 26, 2012Page 5A N ATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, ad#2-busV1; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 3 3 4 4 2 2 FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, m ain a only auntie jo; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 3 3 4 4 8 8 S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands County Sheriffs Office is seeking assistance in locating 28year-old Megan Oliver-Parker,a missing endangered adult. According to Nell Hays, public information officer, OliverParker was last seen Feb. 14 she she left her home at 5321 Riverview Drive in Sebring in ag rey 2002 Ford Mustang with Florida tag 033 HHU. This v ehicle was found abandoned in the I-75 corridor near Macon, Ga. H ays wrote in her press release t hat in the past Oliver-Parker has enjoyed visits to the Nashville, Tenn.a rea. It is possible that OliverP arker may be wearing a red long sleeve shirt and blue jeans. She is approximately 5-foot, 4i nches tall, 150-170 pounds with short reddish brown hair, b lue eyes and tattoos of a butterfly on the left shoulder and a bird on the right shoulder. A nyone who has any information about Oliver-Parker is requested to contact Detective R oger St. Laurent of the Highlands County Sheriffs O ffice Criminal Investigations Unit at 402-7250. Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cashr eward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1800-226-TIPS(8477 Internet at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com/. HCSO seeks missing woman OliverParker N ews-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Sebring High School JROTC members try to get a closer look inside the L39 military f ighter plane Friday afternoon at the Sebring Regional Airport. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comS EBRING Junior ROTC student from Sebring High spent their afternoon Friday at the Sebring Regional Airport with au nique aircraft and pilots. Chris Ore, a member of J ROTC, arranged the special event to go along with the groups Military Ball thatt ook place Friday evening. Ore has worked tirelessly a t arranging not only the Friday event but the ball i tself. s done all of this h imself, said Ores mother, Roasalyn. He arranged the ball, the guest speakers, everything. Rafael Collado, CEO of P hacil Company, arrived in a DA40 Friday and students w ere thrilled to be near it. The DA40 is the most recent Air Force training aircraft. T he students also got a special treat when they got t o touch and explore an L39 Friday. O wner of the aircraft, exIsraeli Air Force member A mi Vizer, flew it in specifically for the students enjoyment. This is an L39 military fighter and training aircraft.T his is used to teach how to fly in combat, said Vizer. V izer began flying in 1987 and continued his career as an aviator/pilotu ntil he became a civilian. Students also got to meet S ean Cushing, a Florida native who is currently an active duty pilot. Im on leave right now, but I am active duty in stationed in Virginia Beach. Ih eard about the event and decided Id fly down and t alk to the kids, Cushing said. Cushing and Vizer both a nswered numerous questions about their journeys i nto the military and how they each became pilots. Cushing told students that he was unable to join ROTC in high school because it wasnt offered, but that heb ecame involved when he entered college and earned a s cholarship to the University of Florida. The students heard many p ositive words on how to further their education in h igh school into college and even into a future career. Cool planes up close N ews-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLARA ctive duty Navy pilot Sean Cushing (right Ore, a Sebring High School JROTC member, Friday afternoon about continuing his education and Cushings careerin the military. SHS JROTCstudents get special treat Associated PressSneaker fanatics who lined up outside stores overnight got their first crack Friday at a newo uter-space themed Nike basketball shoe, getting so unruly in some cities that police were called to restore order. In Orlando, Fla., more than 100 deputies in riot gear quelled a crowd awaiting the release of the $220 Foamposite Galaxy. In at a mall in Hyattsville, Md., one person was arrested for disorderly conduct. And in Greenwood, Ind., polices aid they canceled a Nike release after 400-600 people showed up Thursday night at a mall and were panicking to get to the front of the line. The shoes release coincides with this weekends NBAAll-Star Game in Orlando. The shoes, part of a space-themed collection, are a draw for so-called sneakerheads who collect signature sports footgear and can resell ito nline at a marked-up price, sometimes for hundreds more than retail. Malls in Florida, New York and Maryland reported bringing in police to manage fans clamoring for the purple and blue shoes. New Nike shoe with outer space theme causes frenzy


C M Y K Associated PressN EWORLEANS On the cusp of trial over the cata strophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, phalanxes of lawyers, executives and public officials have spent the waning days in settlementt alks. Holed up in small groups inside law offices, war rooms and hotel suites in New Orleans and Washington, they are tryingt o put a number on what BP and its partners in the doomed Macondo well project should pay to make up for the worst offshore spill in U.S. history. It is a complex equation, and the answer is proving elusive. The federal government, Gulf states, plaintiffsattorneys, BPPLC, rig owner Transocean Ltd. and cementer Halliburton Energy Services Inc. have been in simultaneous and separate negotiations in New Orleans, according to a person with direct knowledge of the talks and others who had been briefed on them. Trial is set for Monday, and by Friday, no deal had been reached, several people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The biggest stumbling block appeared to be the sheer size and sprawli ng uncertainty over the unprecedented dollar a mounts at stake. Financial analysts estimate BPs potential settlement payout at $15 billion to roughly $30 billion. Thec ompany itself estimated it would cost about $41 billion in the weeks after the explosion to account for all of its costs, including cleanup,c ompensating businesses, and paying fines and ecological damage. This one is off the charts in terms of size and significance, said Eric Schaeffer, the director of the Environmental Integrity Project in Washington and former head of the Environmental Protection Agencys Office of Regulatory Enforcement. BPhas to weigh its chances of getting off cheaper by piecing together a sweeping settlement or put its fate in the hands of one man, a federal judge who will hear testimony in lieu of a jury. If the judge sides with p laintiffs on the amount of oil spilled and determines BP w as grossly negligent, the company conceivably could face up to $52 billion in environmental fines and compensation alone, accord-i ng to an APanalysis. While such a scenario is unlikely, it illustrates the broad range and staggering sums at play. N o matter what, the case is all but guaranteed to set records as the most expensive environmental disaster in history, far surpassing the Exxon Valdez disaster in 1989. Exxon ultimately settled with the U.S. government for $1 billion, which would be about $1.8 billion today. If BPsettles, its almost certain to dwarf previous deals the U.S. has reached with corporate offenders in any industry. That record now stands at $2.3 billion against Pfizer Inc. in 2009 to settle claims over the painkiller Bextra. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, February 26, 2012www.newssun.com DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 4 4 2 2 0 0 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; far forward new patients; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 3 3 4 4 9 9 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; dad ad old 2012 race ''; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 3 3 5 5 1 1 Courtesy photo Jim Brooks (rightwork with Supervisor of Elections Joe Campbell on Thursday as Brooks signed up to run for County Commission in District 1. Barbara Stewart announced on Tuesday that she will not be seeking re-election for that seat, which represents the Avon Park area. C ourtesy photo Susie Bishop is joined by her family as she signs the paperwork Friday to enter the race for Supervisor of Elections. Bishop is currently manager of business development for Atlanticblues Blue Head Ranch, and formerly worked as a business development managerf or Glades Electric Cooperative and as the director for the Highlands County United Way. FRANCES BRENNAN F rances Faye Borsuk Brennan fell asleep in the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 9,2 012 at age 88. Born into a large energetic Polish famil y, she inherited a love for hospitality that included cooking and baking forf amily and friends. Her hobbies were decorating, m aking and collecting dolls, antiquing, sewing and a love for fashionable clothes and shoes. Her sewing ability e nabled her to work at Textron in the 1940s s ewing for the war effort in World War II and later as a seamstress/designer forU niversal Surgical Supply in Miami. She retired as a t eachers aide in St. Petersburg and also held various retail positions t hroughout her lifetime. In her later years she was blessed to be a part of a Biblical Research and Teaching ministry foundedo n the accuracy and power of Gods Word. Her delight was to spend quiet time in prayer for those in need and to daily fellowship withG od. One of her favorite Bible verses was P hilippians 4:13. She is survived by her s ister, Jane Zywar of Easthampton, Mass.; brother, John Borsuk of Easthampton, Mass.; many nieces and nephews; daugh-t ers, Sandra Godofsky of Charlotte, N.C., and Martha Merrill of Lake Placid, Fla.; son-in-law, Stephen Godofsky of Charlotte,N .C.; grandsons Christopher Brown of Los Angeles, Calif., Jacob M errill of Lakeland, Fla. and his wife Rebecca, Jimmy Merrill of Orlando,F la., and Jason Merrill of Edinboro, Pa.; and grandd aughter, Robin Weiss of Houston, Texas. She is also survived by a l egacy of love, happy times and answered prayers. FLORENCE B. PADGETT Florence Belle Lane Padgett 81, of Sebring, for-m erly of Noblesville, Ind., passed away Feb. 12, 2012. S he was born Nov. 22, 1930 to the late George Alex and Florence Patterson Lane.F lorence married Charles Padgett, and he preceded h er in death. She was a member of the Young at Heart Red Hat Society of S ebring and she enjoyed gardening, traveling and the performing arts. Amemorial service will be held at the DeSoto Parkc lub house, 4328 Gamon Drive on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Florence is survived by her children, Toni (Dan) Miller of Houston, Texas,T erri Padgett of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Chuck P adgett of Indianapolis, Ind.; seven grandchildren;e ight great-grandchildren; brothers, George, Noble (Beverlyillard (Sue Willis (Noelry (Beverly T wo sisters, Margaret Smith and Juanita (Ira Stegman, preceded her in death. Memorial contributions may be made to St.J ude Childrens Research Hospital. OBITUARIES smaller facilities and residential customers (septic tank material). Prior to us offering this solution,t here was no other alternative. As a result, the treatment plant makes a significant amount of money forA von Park. Our operating revenues continue to grow yearly. During the first year of operations we earned around $60,000. Int he second year we earned around $180,000. This y ear we project earnings in the $300,000 range. This revenue is what a llowed the city to lower its sanitation and sewer r ates this past year, Deleon said. He explained how it works. The real cost (in deali ng with sewer sludge), Deleon said, is the water w eight trucks have to haul. Effluence is 99 percent water, only 1 percent s olid material. Wetake o ut the water leaving a solidc ake form that is easily removed by t ruck to a landfill. T he removed water is treated a second time and then, cleaned of most impurities, piped to retention ponds where it filtersi nto the ground. Deleon said because the process is automated, truck drivers can hook up to a vacuum system that empties the tanker of sludge without the needf or city personnel. The truck leaves when empty, w hile the press bar screen goes ahead with its work. e have customers from Desoto, Glades, Hardee and Polk counties,a nd process about 25 tons of cake solid per week, Deleon said. The cake is loaded into large containers. Wheno ne is filled, it is transported to the Bartow landfill. Deleon said the cake is hauled to Bartow because it charges $37 a ton and includes the cost of transportation, while the Highlands County landfill charges $45 a ton, and does not include transportation. Deleon looks even further ahead. In the future he hopes to be able to invest in other equipment that will compost the cake with wood chips to either create a high octane fertilizer or top soil material. Since we have our own yard waste landfill, if permitted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, we could either sell the product or apply it as a weekly cover to the citys landfill, he said. Continued from page 1A Brooks, Bishop ready to run W aste a cash cow for AP Deleon the fence line on C.R. 17. T he Jeep was spun around and came to rest facing west after it impacted with the barbed-wire fence at the southeast cor-n er of the intersection. Ritenour was trapped inside the Mack for a lengthy period before he was extracted and airliftedt o Tampa General Hospital, but only suffered minor injuries, according to Paikais report. G omez and her passenger, David Gomez, 3, suffered no injuries, Paikai reported. Seat belts were in use by a ll involved. The Jeep suffered an estimated $25,000 worth of damage and the Mack trucks damage was set at$ 30,000, the report showed. C ontinued from page 1A W reck blocks road, sends 1 to hospital Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 BP faces billions in fines as Gulf oil spill trial nears MIAMI (APThe FBI is searching for a man believed responsible for up to eight bank robberies in South Florida. Agents say the mans latest heist was Friday afternoon at a TD Bank branch in Boca Raton. The other seven robberies have taken place since late December. They include banks in Hollywood, Davie, Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach. The FBI did not say how much money has been taken. FBI searches for suspected serial bank robber In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096


C M Y K glimpse of white-tailed deer, alligators, raccoons and bobcats almost every day from one of the nature trails. Three of the trails are ramped boardwalks; the other six are packed dirt. Otters and Florida scrub jays also make frequent appearances; bears and Florida panthers are seen on occasion. Picnicking is another popular activity as are ranger-guided tours of the park. The park offers a full-facility campground anda youth/group tent campground. Arecreation hall is available for rental, as are several picnic pavilions. A full-service concession is operated for visitors, the Hammock Inn offers food, souvenirs camping supplies and rental canoes. For more about the park call 386-6094. Mayor George Hensley urges all citizens, groups, clubs, societies and businesses to join in the celebration. The Centennial Planning Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at 4 PM. The public is invited & encouraged to attend, at the Jack Stroup (Sebring. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Celebrat eSebringCentennial, Go to the website, www.Sebring100.com, call 655-5554 or email events@sebring100.com to get involved. Thanks to the News-Sun for the opportunity to keep everyone informed on Sebrings Centennial Celebration. Reference this article every Sunday and you wont miss a thing! Jen Brown is a member of the Sebring Centennial Committee. Recreation Club plans eventsSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club, located at3 33 Pomegranate Avenue, will host the following events this week: Today Just Country entertainment from 2-4 p.m.D onation at the door. Monday Amateur Shuffleboard Tournament, Any Doubles at 9 a.m. Wednesday Line dancing a t 6:30 p.m. Call 385-2966.B ible Fellowship Church welcomes Mr. DramaSEBRING Trevor T homas is a gifted veteran of TV, commercials, film and professional theater. Hec leverly combines music, monologues, poems, sketche s and mime with humor and sincerity, which makes for an unforgettable worship experience for the believer, and a picture of salvation fort he lost. Known throughout the country as Mr. Drama, T homas makes approximately 180 appearances a year. He also conducts dramaw orkshops and seminars at churches and regional drama f estivals where he teaches the basics of acting and directing. Mr. Drama brings his unique abilities to Bible Fellowship Church at 6:30 p .m. today. Come join the fun in an evening the whole f amily is sure to enjoy. This is a free concert, and a love offering will be accepted. Call 385 1024.Scribes Night Out spotlights local authorSEBRING Lynn Ullin, a Sebring author, will be the featured reader atS undays Scribes Night Out at 6:30 p.m. at Brewsters C offee House, just south of the Home Depot. Last year, her short story, The Power of Prayer, wasa finalist at the Florida W riters Conference. Sponsored by the Heartland Cultural Alliance and Brewsters, Scribes Night Out is a gathering ofw riters (published or not and non-writers every second and fourth Sundays of the month. Admission is free. The featured reader is allowed 15-20 minutes and is followed by an Open Mike session that gives other readers each five-toeight minutes, depending on the number of who sign up. Ullin finds writing a truly enjoyable hobby. She credits her fellow local writers with giving me the tools and encouragement needed to improve my work. Call coordinators Larry or Elaine Levey at 385-8618.Knox County, Ohio dinner plannedSEBRING Knox County, Ohio dinner will be on Monday at Homers Smorgasbord, 1000 Sebring Square. Social hour will be from 10-11 a.m., with dinner at 11 a.m.Audubon looks at Birding in TortugasLAKE PLACID With David Simpson as a field guide, Audubon members will enjoy Birding in the Tortugas at their regular meeting on Tuesday at the Masonic Lodge on the corner of Park and Main Streets. Simpson, a native of Brevard County, began leading field trips for his Audubon Chapter members as a teenager. With more than 35 years experience in the field, its little wonder he has become one of Floridas premier birders. J oin Simpson and Audubon members for a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Bring utensils anda casserole to share at 6:30 p .m. or come at 7:30 p.m. in time for the presentation. YMCA will take car donationsSEBRING Got a car and not sure what to do with it? How about donating it to the Highlands County FamilyY MCA. Your donation will help out a child in the communityl earn how to swim or participate in a sports program. All proceeds will benefit ourS trong Kids Campaign. The Yis a non-profit 5013C b usiness. Call 382-9622.Under the Oaks Opry features singer/songwriterSEBRING Country/Bluegrass/Blues/Go spel Music from 1-4 p.m. today at Under The OaksO pry, with singer/songwriter G.W. Saunders and other s pecial guests. This is an inside family venue; no alcohol. Its justo ff Powerline Road, on 3414 Beck Ave., Sebring. C all 253-0771.Shrine Ladies play BuncoAVON PARK The public is invited (men, too play Bunco at the HighlandsS hrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The event is open to new or experienced players; cost is $2 per person.C all 471-2425 for information.SFCC Community Education hosts Heartland GamesAVON PARK South Florida CommunityC olleges Community Education Department will host the Heartland Games for Active Adults 2012 (previously known as HeartlandS enior Games). The Heartland Games for Active Adults runs March 1-31 and costs $15 to participate. Events are held throughout Highlands County in bowling, golf, basketball, billiards, shuffleboard, pickleball, cycling, swimming, horseshoes, and tennis. Medals are awarded for first, second, and third place, male and female, in each sport and age category. The Heartland Games for Active Adults is sanctioned by the Florida Sports Foundation and qualifies athletes for the Florida Senior Games State Championships. The mission of the games is to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles for anyone over 50 and to provide them opportunity to compete at the local, state and national levels. Register in Building B, Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or center. Contact Community Education (Lauren Redick at 784-7388. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, February 26, 2012Page 7A COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; feb. ads p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 4 4 3 3 0 0 MARTIAL ARTS (pp top rhp ; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 4 4 3 3 8 8 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 2/26/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 3 3 3 3 1 1 Continued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued from page 2A Hammock makes Sebring even more special expansion, ADG wrote. ADG also recommends that the crime scene facili-t ies could be separated from the main facility into i ts own 8,000 to 10,000 square foot stand-aloneb uilding at the Kenilworth location with an estimate of just more than $2 million for construction. That suggestion would r equire connection to the City of Sebrings utilities. Estimates for the rest of the HCSO needs ranged from $4,841,875 to$ 9,683,375. The commission meeting will be held at 600 S. Commerce Ave. in Sebring starting at 5 p.m. Continued from page 1A o utstanding government service. This year County C ommission chairman Jack Ritchie was honored. Hoz Compton received the H arry Seeber Memorial Award, in recognition for his o utstanding commitment to the community. Bert Harris III, the master o f ceremonies and passable auctioneer, introduced with pride his well-known and respected parents. Bert Harris Jr., 92 and still a ctive, and his wife Elna Harris were given the Lake Placid Leadership Award. The Southern Lifestyle Assisted Living Facilityr eceived the Industry Appreciation Award. J on Million, a teacher at Lake Placid High School andc hairman of the Town of Lake Placid Recreation Commission, was honored with the Outstanding Service to Youth Award. J ose Ibanez, owner of Ibanez Gardens in Lake Placid, received the Spectrum Award in honor of his long-time devotion to thec hamber grounds and his own landscapes, which enhance the towns beauty. Victor and Jan Larsen were named Volunteers of the Year for their photograp hy, faithfully recording all chamber events. K aren Forsyth and Marlene Barger shared the Chamber Charger Award. Jeannie Snively, outgoing president of the board,r eceived the Past President Award from Heather Harshman. In her turn, Snively singled out Harshman for theS pecial PresidentsAward. Harshamn, Snively said, converted the chamber over to Quicken software and set up the new system. C ontinued from page 1A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY B ert and Elna Harris were honored with the Lake Placid Leadership Award. Harris served 14 years in the Florida House of Representatives. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Heather Harshman (leftesents the Past President Award to Jeannie Snively (left, president of the LP Chamber congratulates both women. Heather Harshman then received the Special Presidents Award from Jeannie S nively. Chamber celebrates in LP News-Sun photo by C HRISTOHER TUFFLEY Hoz Compton (lefteceives the prestigious Harry Seeber Memorial Award from Seebers son, Bobby Seeber. Four sites on list for HCSO Associated PressMIAMI An Arizona woman has been convicted in South Florida off raud charges stemming from sales of unnecessary septic tank products. Federal prosecutors said Friday a jury convicted5 0-year-old Cheryl Stephenson of Phoenix on two wire fraud charges. She faces a maximum of 20 years in prison at an April sentencing. T rial testimony showed that Stephenson and othe rs marketed a product called Septic Remedy they claimed would make sep-t ic tank pumping unnecessary. The product was m arketed nationwide, often to elderly customers who sometimes bought enough to last 70 years. The group also falsely c laimed that federal agencies were affiliated with or a pproved the septic tank product. They also had a so-called idiot list ofp eople easily persuaded to keep buying the product. F our others have pleaded guilty in the scheme. Woman convicted of septic tank fraud


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C M Y K Page 2BNews-SunSunday, February 26, 2012www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 2/5,12,19,26; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 9 9 3 3 HIGHLANDS COUNTY RECYCLING; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 2/19,26,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 6 6 1 1 0 0 S pecial to the News-SunS EBRING On Jan. 27, the Heartland Association of Realtors held its annual awards and installation of officers banquet at theS ebring Civic Center. Highlands County C ommissioner Don Elwell was the emcee for the event. Polk County commissioner a nd former Florida Realtors president Todd Dantzler perf ormed the official induction ceremony of the 2012 Heartland Association of R ealtors officers and directors. The 2012 HAR pfficers are president Debbie Williams, president elect Noey Flores, vice president A nn Pollard, treasurer Gene Reese, secretary Jeff Ludwig, and immediate past president Gary Delatorre. Directors are SusanC ompton, James Donohue, Donald Elliott, Kris H arrington, Grant Worden, Helen Ferry, Jeanne Butler, J oAnn Sutton and Anita Zahn. The Heartland Association of Realtors is proud to announce the 2011 awardw inners and gratefully acknowledges the time and e fforts of the affiliate members who so generously sponsored awards and donatedd oor prizes. Heartland National Bank sponsored the 2 011 Presidents Award that was presented to HAR association executive Arianna J. B urke by Delatorre. Heartland Title Insurance Agency Co. sponsored the Hall of Fame Award, which was awarded to DonaldE lliott. The recipient of the Congeniality Award, sponsored by C&C Title Services, was Laura Shirley. Shirley was also presented with thec oveted Realtor of the Year award sponsored by John M cClure, P.A. Highlands Independent Bank sponsored the Board Member Achiever Award, won by Jeanne Lee Butler. The LifetimeA chievement Award was presented to Gayle Labanowitz a nd was sponsored by Heartland National Bank. Clifford Rhoades, P.A. spon-s ored the Rookie of the Year Award earned by Matt N elson. Heartland Realtors chose John McClure, P.A. as the 2 011 Affiliate of the Year. A special recognition of flowers to honor her 44 years as a Realtor was given to Mary Clark. H eartland National Bank and Clifford Rhoades, P.A. were the program sponsors. Brewsters, Sunshine Inspections, TD Bank,M etroplex Mortgage Services, John McClure, P .A., EMCI Wireless, Ridge Energy Savers, Heartland N ational Bank and Daniel Taddeo Real Estate School d onated door prizes. Realtors hand out annual awards Courtesy photo Donald Elliott was presented the Heartland Association of Realtors Hall of Fame Award last month at the associations annual banquet. Elliott serves on the associations board of directors. Courtesy photo Gayle Labanowitz was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Heartland Association of Realtors annual banquet last month. C ourtesy photo Laura Shirley was presented the Congeniality Award and the coveted Realtor of the Year awards by the Heartland Association of Realtors last month. BUSINESS S pecial to the News-SunS EBRING Gary R. Gossett Jr. and Christopher L. Cober of Gossett Law Offices, P.A. and their staff announce that Mike J.G ordon, has joined the firm as an associate attorney. G ordon has completed his basic officer training with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate Generals Corps in Charlottesville, Va. andh as been commissioned a f irst lieutenant in the F lorida Army National G uard. Gordon joins Gossett Law Offices By CHRIS KAHN APEnergy WriterNEWYORK Oil prices are approaching last years highs as tensionsi ncrease over Irans nuclear program. The rise pushed gasoline prices on Friday to a national average of $3.65 per gallon, the highest everf or this time of year. Western nations fear Iran is building a weapon and have been trying to force it to open its facilities to inspection. Iran hasr efused, turning away international inspectors this w eek for the second time this month. As tensions rise, i nvestors are snapping up oil contracts in anticipation o f a protracted standoff with one of the worlds top oil exporters. Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude rose by$ 1.42 to $109.26 per barrel in New York. Brent crude r ose by $1.28 to $124.90 per barrel in London. WTI peaked near $114 a b arrel last May, while Brent rose above $126 per barrel. T he price of gasoline, which is made from crude o il, has soared as oil prices rise. The national average jumped by nearly 12 cents per gallon in a week, with state averages above $4 perg allon in California, Alaska and Hawaii. It looks like theyll keep climbing. Tom Kloza, publisher a nd chief oil analyst at Oil Price Information Service, said pump prices will add at least another 10 to 15 cents per gallon in coming days to reflect a recent jump inw holesale markets. The national average will likely p eak in late April, Kloza said, rising as high as $4.25 per gallon. T he rise will weigh on the economy, pushing l eisure and business travel costs higher. Every onecent increase in the price of gasoline costs the economy $1.4 billon, analysts say. P rices have been surging particularly on the West C oast where a BPrefinery was shut down after a fire. That refinery in Blaine,W ash., is the third-largest on the West Coast with a p roduction capacity of 230,000 barrels per day. Oil prices rising to near 2011 highs


C M Y K B y DEREK KRAVITZ APReal Estate WriterW ASHINGTON Sales of new homes dipped in J anuary but the final quarter of 2011 was stronger than first estimated. The Commerce Department said Friday thatn ew-home sales fell 0.9 percent last month to a seasonall y adjusted annual rate of 321,000 homes. That followed four straight months ofg ains in which home sales rose 10 percent. T he gains came after the government upwardly revised October, November a nd Decembers figures. Decembers annual sales pace of 324,000 was the highest in a year. Even with more sales, just 3 04,000 new homes were sold in 2011 the fewest on records dating back to 1963. And new homes are selling well below the 700,000-per-y ear rate that economists equate with healthy markets. S till, the pickup in sales at the end of last year coincidesw ith other improvements in the housing market and should bolster the view that the depressed sector is starting to revive. P ierre Ellis, an economist at Decision Economics, said the improvement lends additional support to the housing market, and mirrors otherp ositive signs in the industry. Builders are growing more optimistic after seeing more people express interest in buying this year. Theyve also sought more permits to build single-family homes one of several encouraging signs across the housing industry. Sales prices for new homes are rising. The median sales price of a new home rose 0.3 percent in January to $217,100. In January, sales of previously occupied homesr eached their highest level in nearly two years. And they h ave risen more than 13 percent in the past six months. Mortgage rates have never been lower. Most importantly, hiring h as improved, which is critical to a housing rebound. The e conomy added more than 200,000 net jobs in both December and January. Ande conomists anticipate another big month of hiring in F ebruary after seeing unemployment benefit applications fall to the lowest level i n nearly four years. The unemployment rate was 8.3 percent in January, its lowest level in nearly three years. Economists caution that h ousing is a long way from fully recovering. Builders have stopped working on many projects because its been hard for them to getf inancing or to compete with cheaper resale homes. For m any Americans, buying a home remains too big a riskm ore than four years after the housing bubble burst. Though new-home sales represent less than 10 percent of the housing market, theyh ave an outsize impact on the economy. Each home built creates an average of three jobs for a year and generates about $90,000 in tax revenue,a ccording to the National Association of Home Builders. Akey reason for the dismal 2011 sales is that builders must compete with foreclosures and short sales when lenders accept less for a house than what is owed on the mortgage Builders ended 2011 with a third straight year of dismal home construction and the worst on record for singlefamily home building. But in a hopeful sign, single-family home construction, whichm akes up 70 percent of the market, increased in each of t he last three months. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, February 26, 2012Page 3B c hamber page; 7.444"; 15"; Black; chamber page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 3 3 3 3 8 8 the students individual situation. Colleges may either use the Department of Educations basic calculator t emplate or develop their o wn if they require addit ional information. A lthough you wont be a ble to do exact compari sons, the new calculators d o provide a good starting point for estimating the true c osts of various colleges. 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Federal loans generally have more favorable intere st rates and repayment terms than private loans so its best to exhaust those a lternatives first. J ason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To follow Jason Alderman go to www.twitter.com/ PracticalMoney. Continued from page 1B BUSINESS College prices are soaring, so look for financial aid The news is just a click away!w ww.newssun.com NEWS-SUN M CT New home sales fell in January by 0.9 percent. New-home sales dip slightly Associated Press TUNIS, Tunisia The European Union will freeze the assets of Syrias central bank at its meeting on Monday, the French foreign minister said Friday, in the latest effort to pressure Syria to halt its bloody crackdown on an 11-month-old uprising against President Bashar Assad. Alain Juppe made the announcement at a conference being held in Tunisia for the Friends of Syria, in which some 60 countries gathered to call for an end to the fighting in Syria. 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C M Y K By NEILSIMPSON Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benefit wrapped up on Tuesday with a partyat the Tanglewood Clubhouse sponsored by Drs. Thakkar &P atel and Hometown America. H undreds gathered with friends to listen tothe music of Bob Weed. Theyconsumed 500lunches that featured Bob Evansb acon/turkey wraps and gobbled up decadent desserts prepared by the parks two Red Hat groups. Arms length tickets were p urchased for the 34 door prizes supplied by local businesses and the 54 raffle prizes donated by T anglewood residents. As well,Tanglewooders took a chance on hourly 50/50 draws. Each of the three 50/50 winners walked away with more than $600. T he dayspremium prizes included a quilt made by the T anglethread Quilters, an Entertainment basket provided by Dana and Willie Kneram, two free colonoscopies and dinner at theO live Garden contributed by Drs. Thakkar and Patel, two prizes of free rent for a month donated by Hometown America, a 42-inchflats creen TV, also from Hometown America,and a Rhoades Bike donated by Alan Holmes. A t the end of the day it was announced that this years Cancer Benefit had raised $62,000 for cancer research. This brings the 13-year total to $377,000. Acheck will be presented t o the American Cancer Society on Monday, March 5. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, February 26, 2012Page 5B GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 2/26/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 3 3 3 3 3 3 Tanglewood wraps up $62K Residents Cancer Benefit C ourtesy photo Many of Tanglewoods numerous cancer survivors gathered for a photo and were given a standing ovation by the hundreds in attendance. Courtesy photo Fran Williams (second from right) was the happy winner ofa huge Entertainment basket put together by Dana(left and Willie Kneram (rightMary Lee Napier coordinated ticket sales for the 95 prizes awarded. Courtesy photo Alan Holmes explains the workings of the Rhoades Bike to lucky winners June and Clarke G eorge. Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun C ourtesy photo The GFWC Lake Placid Womans Club performed its Taste of Wine and Murder mys-t ery play for Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization on Jan. 28 at the Paradise Grill at Highlands Ridge. The crowd of 60 enjoyed the food, wine and door p rizes as they tried to solve the mystery of who among them was a murderer. (From left) Rose Zinfandel, Marilyn Merlot, Tiny Bubbles, Rita Rottengrape, Hedy Shablee and F anny Furmint, also known was Rose-Mary Pinto, Sandy Davis, Helen Sides, Kay Healey, Terry Reese, and Becky Ludacer. COMMUNITYEVENTS A murder mystery C ourtesy photo R idge Area Arc crowned a new King and Queen during its annual Valentines Party on Feb. 17. Last years king Alex Lopez, of Sebring,crowns Rob Ward, of Avon Park,while last years queen Sandra Harper crowns Mayeline Hojas, both of Avon Park. The consumers and staff at Arc voted on the royalty. CenturyLink partially sponsored the event w hich was hosted at Ridge Area Ars main campus in Avon Park. There was music for dancing and refreshments served. Arc crowns King and Queen


C M Y K Jan. 3, 2012William M. Tuttle II to R ebecca Tuttle, L153 Sebring Ranchettes Sec. A, $6,000. DCF Loan Funding Co. to Mely T Tan, L13 Blk 192 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 11, $16,000. Wells Fargo Bank to Philip Filehne, Unit 602 Lakeshore Tower Two Condo, $18,500. K ing Pin Inc. to 800 U.S. 27 S., PT Sec. 6-37-30, $700,000. Gabriel Gomez-Jurado to Edward L. Smoak, L3 Blk 4 Lake Sirena Shores Resub, $12,000. J uanita Spires Collins to Louise B. Tompkins, L30 Blk 8 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 9, $85,000. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Robert Mitchell, L27 Blk3 31 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, $100,000. Blythe McColley to Charles S. M itchell, L19 Eagles Nest E st./Easement, $175,000. United Midwest Savings Bank to Howard Chad Pritchett, Parcel6 A In Sec. 12-38-30/Easements, $ 22,000. Richard K. Steele to Brian L. Zappettini, L120/121 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. D, $149,000. B rian J. Ohrt to Shannon Strenth, L1 Blk 32 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 2, $95,500. J oseph L. Evans Jr. to David J. Etherton, L877 Sebring Hills, $80,000. John E. Meyers to Mark C. O'Connor, L120 Grayces MobileE st. Unit 2, $57,000. Marcia A. Rhoten to Martha M. Hernandez, L5 Blk E Lake Jackson Heights, $95,000. Vincent J. Avery to Rama Jean Sauve, L40 Blk 10 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. C, $100,000. H ighlands Independent Bank to Walter E. Fletcher, L5 Blk 10 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 1, $5,300. JPMorgan Chase Bank to Sergio Duran, L4855/4856 AvonP ark Lakes Unit 15, $4,000. Michael D. Ayers to Edward F. Burgess, L8 Blk 260 Sun'NL akes Est. Sec. 20, $20,000.Jan. 4L ee Roy Proffitt to Troy Richard Preston, L102 Blk 3 Leisure Lakes Sec. 1, $25,000. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. to Amanda Hart, L12 Blk 68S ebring Country Est. Sec. 3, $140,100. Highlands Independent Bank t o Melissa Bruns, L12 Blk 279 La S ebring, $83,000. Susan J. Pickering to Ernesto Munoz, L11 PT L10 Blk 176A Sebring Summit, $45,000. Robert M. Scranton to Rudolf S. Gustafson II, L3247/3248 PT L3249 Avon Park Lakes Unit 11, $63,900. G ary W. Brown to Jacob C. Ranquist, PT L7 Blk 27 Town of Avon Park, $17,000.Jan. 5Janice M. Gilkey to Scott K. Keller, L10-12/17 Blk 1 DeSoto City 2nd Sub, $28,000. Taryn D. Ravosa to Christopher E. Goodwin, PT Sec. 24-37-29, $198,000. Fannie Mae to Fidel Mireles, L44 Blk 114 Placid Lakes, $35,000. Survival Tech to Michael Callahan, L79 Blk 2 Sun'N Lakes Est. Holiday Country Club, $2,200. Fannie Mae to Lydia P. Ford, L1 Blk 115 Lake View Place, $35,000. Larry C. Farmer to Richard Charles Downey, PT L7/8 Blk 268 Lake Sebring Sub, $64,000. Richard A. Gorges to William K. Brantley II, L23 Blk 3 Lake June Pointe Phase 1, $150,000. Regions Bank to Jeffrey S. Moos, PT L2 Blk 91 Town of Sebring, $60,000.Jan. 6Leonard A. Jasinski to R. Bertil Peterson, L23 Blk A Tomoka Heights Sec. 1, $125,000. Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union to Lotsource Inc., L6 Blk 12 Leisure Lakes Sec. 1, $1,800. Beneficial Florida Inc. to Allison Lao, L12 Blk 25 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 2, $60,500. Robert Earhart to David Levine, L26 Blk 233 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 18, $1,000. Robert Earhart to David Levine, L15 Blk 32 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4, $1,000. Robert Earhart to David Levine, L24 Blk 25 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4, $1,000. Trent Smith to Mario Vargas, L14 Blk 13 Sun'N Lakes Est. Acres Sec. 27, $16,000. M arilyn H. Martin to Santos Alejandro, PT L2 Blk M Price & Gorhams Sub, $130,000. Bruce L. Kittredge to Carman Butler, L18-B Vantage Pointe, $60,000. Janet Rivera Marrero to W illiam B. Smith Jr., PT L1/2 Blk 188 Woodlawn Terrace Sub, $40,000. Lewis Edwin Langford to Thomas Michael Willis, PT Sec. 2 1/22-39-29/Easement, $ 90,000. Raymond C. McKenzie to Gary G. Wilt, L19 Blk B Sebring Park Sub, $70,000.Jan. 9American Land Investment Corp. to Axel Rodriguez Garcia, L5 Blk 16 Sebring Hills South Unit 3, $5,300. Barbara Ann Schroeder to Jean M. Michelin, PT L2 Blk 25 O riginal Town of Sebring, $115,000. W illiam N. Shriner to David L. Gorte Sr., L20 Blk 11 Lake Blue Est., $99,900. Barbara J. Baker to Barbara J. Baker, L33 Blk 25 Sebring Hills South, $15,500. Wells Fargo Bank to Donald M. Voltz, L15 Blk 1 Highlands Park Est. Sec. D, $109,000. H SBC Bank USA to Robert F. Dutton, L9 Blk 18 Lake HavenE st. Sec. 2, $73,000. Laurence A. Butts to Dennis N eal Ward Jr., Week 15 Parcel 24 Harder Hall Resort Club Lakeside II, $1,000. M arjorie A. Wardell to Juanita I. Postlethwait, L209 Fairmount Mobile Est., $23,000.Jan. 10Ellen M. Schultheis to ONJ, L17 Eagles Nest Est./Other,$ 55,000. Chrhistine A. Allen to Jeffery T. Edwards, L23/24 Blk 65S ebring Lakes Unit 4, $113,000. Paul Tremblay to Paul M. Stephenson, L13 Blk B PT LakeP lacid Camp Florida Resort, $55,000. Ronald W. Hardesty to Clinton J. Heckler, L177 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. D, $80,000. James Grifo to Sparta Investments, L21 Sparta Hts. Sub, $50,000.Jan. 11L inda Lee Zinn Funkhouser to Larry Watts, L11 Blk E Lake Jackson Hts., $85,900. F ederal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Charles A. Leis Jr., L8 Blk 6 Orange Blossom Est. Unit4 $23,300. Larraine Burn to Joseph V. Pisapia, L9 Blk B In Sec. 14-33-2 8, $20,000. Kelly L. Kilgo to Daniel W. O'Berry, L56 Blk 106 Orange Blossom Country Club Community Unit 19, $95,000.Jan. 12Steven Eric Slade to Wauchula State Bank, Tract F Kingsport, $256,900. Horace L. Durrance to Lost Lake Groves Inc., PT Sec. 11-3729, $304,900. Gerald Chaney to Victor Gomez Meza, L51/52 Pardee Sub, $7,000. Fred E. Lohrer to Mark A. Deyrup, L11 Blk 9 Placid Lakes, $34,500. Mark Foulon to Paul Maslovaric, L5 Blk 5 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 7, $10,000. Jean Crawford to William G. MacKenzie, PT Sec. 35-34-28, $34,000. Bryan Price to Franklin Dennis Scruggs, L22 Blk D Avon Lakes, $75,000. IBM Southeast Employees Federal Credit Union to Lonnie Baker Jr., L15 PT L16 Blk 123 LaPaloma, $35,000. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development to Stephen Paul Kane, L31 Blk 29 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 2, $43,500. Carole F. Counsil to J. Scott Hinkley, L103 Fairmount Mobile Est., $25,000.Jan. 13Jason W. Cloud to John J. Wisniski Jr., L37 Watersedge Sub, $173,500. Donny Stevenson to Gary C. Lobban, L22 Blk 3 Fairmount Village, $108,000. Frederick E. Latshaw to Paul N. Sweet, L4/29 Blk A Lake Jackson Heights, $139,000. Ray S. Miller to Anthony J. LaCotti Jr., L449 Grayces Proposed Sub Unrec, $38,000.Jan. 17K eith W. Clark to Guadalupe Diaz, PT L11 Blk C Serenity Sub, $40,000. Keith Clark to Guadalupe Diaz, PT L11 Blk C Serenity Sub, $ 40,000. Daniel G. Clark to Daniel L. Holthouse, Tract 6 Lake A pthorpe Country Est./Easement, $240,000. Wells Fargo Bank to Steven L eland Valdez, PT L16 Blk 1 Lake Josephine Heights Sub, $25,500. Gary W. Cooper to Dawson T. Moon, PT Sec. 1-36-28, $ 75,000. Edmund H. Drake to Roger G. Roser, L7 Blk 3 Bluff Hammock Est., $2,000. Steven D. McKinney to Justin Endsley, L1156-1158 Avon Park L akes Unit 4, $1,000. Paul C. Wilmarth to James E. S umner, L17 Blk 258 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 20, $170,000. DJR Holdings to Toshiko T ran, L35C Blk 5 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 5, $3,800. DJR Holdings to Judith T. T ran, L2/3/16/17 Blk 41 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 2, $5,900. S tephen P. Kane to Joel R. Ouverson, L31 Blk 29 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 2, $51,000. H enry D. Grasley to Neil McKinnell, L231 Grayces Mobile Est. Unit 2, $20,000. E lizabeth M. Brannigan to Robert Dean Mushrush, Cluster 12 Unit B Country Club Villas I of Spring Lake, $50,000. Luz Stella Hernandez to Antoine Lenton, L21 Blk 12 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 7, $ 5,000. Jan. 18 Beverly E. Krueger to B enjamin F. Sanders, L25 Blk 2 59 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 20, $85,000. Peter M. Cheyne to David R. S now, L4 Blk RR Spring Lake Village V, $65,000. I. Michelle Werner to Hugo B. Vignolo, L3/4 Blk 23 SylvanS hores Est. Sec. C, $100,000. Lloyd C. Gregg to Betty Panse, L19 Sebring Hills North Mobile Est., $28,000.Jan. 19F ederal National Mortgage Assn. to Mario Miranda, L13 Van Luvens Sub, $24,000. G erald W. Lennox to Mary Z. Gostin, L29 Blk 1 Lake Henry Homes, $192,500. Lois Wells to Melanie S. Wells, Unit 208 FountainheadC ondo, $2,000. Highlands County Habitat for Humanity Inc. to AntonioR osario, L43 Mason's Ridge, $79,000. Thomas Bruscino to David D. Reinhardt, L14-A CormorantP oint Sub, $118,000. Creed Family Limited Ptn. to JCK Sunset Terrace, L9 Lake Placid Shores, $175,000.Jan. 20Coutures Discount Inc. to C F & W Investments, L4 Blk 1 Whispering Pines Sub, $350,000. Dale Jeffers to Warren H. Schwerin Jr., L66 Brunners Mobile Est., $35,000. Jeffrey George Walker to Mark A. Gambill, L1 Gran-Lore Ranchettes, $165,900. Sunset Mortgage Inc. to Zhen Zhen Cai, L7 Blk 63 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 5, $99,900. Thomas C. Dedricks to Norman Sutton, PT Sec. 7-3730/Easement, $125,000. Douglas B. Sheffield to James N. Ruch, L15 Golf Hammock Unit 1, $138,000. Mary E. Joly to Carol Willey, Unit 7 Holiday Country Club Sec./Easement, $30,000.Jan. 23Mom Haven 13 LP to Monvira, L47 Blk 39 Sebring Hills South Unit 2, $1,500. Richard E. Bohlman to Gary W. Leach, L3 Blk 166 Placid Lakes Sec. 13, $70,000. Kevin Demar to Edwin Santana, L375 Sebring Ranchettes Sec. A Replat, $4,000. Charles L. Reynolds Jr. to Amanda K. Reynolds, PT Tract 8 In Sec. 32-37-30/Easement, $37,500. Luis Martinez to Tommie Vandivor, L41 Blk 24 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 1, $5,000. Johanna U. Libero to Ned A. Bauer, L27A Thunderbird Hill Village II, $59,300. Crystal Jackson to Joseph B. Carter, PT Sec. 28-33-29, $38,000. Frances A. Nunziato to Richardo Jaramillo, L4 Blk 9 Sun'N Lakes Est. Acres, $6,500. Jemco Homes Inc. to Thomas L Shelton, PT L49/50 Blk 250 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $70,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Leslie A. Jimenez Sostre, L5383/5384 Avon Park L akes Unit 17, $59,900. DFC Loan Funding Co. to Israel Espino, L23 Blk 621 Sun'N L ake Est. Sebring Unit 10, $12,900. George Joseph Vadaparampil to Roserhea Investments Inc., L18 Blk 45 Placid Lakes Sec. 19, $3,000. George Joseph Vadaparampil t o Roserhea Investments Inc., L5 Blk 32 Placid Lakes Sec. 19, $3,000. Federal National Mortgage A ssn. to James A. Alsup, L30 Sunset Pointe On Dinner Lake, $103,000. C hristopher R. Crow to Federal National Mortgage Assn., L24 Blk 75 Placid Lakes Sec. 7, $350,500. Garnett G. Murray to R aymond C. Muringer, L12 Blk 26 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 12,$ 75,000. Steve M. Genetta to Frank J. Restaino, L6 Blk 780 Sun'N Lake E st. Sebring Unit 15 R2, $80,000. Gary L. Scobie to Kim A. Hart, L 3 Blk I A B Canter's Sub/Other, $22,500. E dward F. Hughes Sr. to M elvin Bramblett, L293 Fairmount Mobile Est., $27,500. Mannie L. Smith to Judy K. Saul, L36 Blk 1 Villages of Highlands Ridge Phase V, $ 214,000. Floyd Yarbrough to Ramdass S ookbir, L12 Blk 73 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3, $5,500. Marie Lucienne Rameau to V anderbilt Mortgage & Finance Inc., L1 Blk 2 Lake June Pointe Phase 1, $134,900. J oe L. Corbitt to Donald B. Smith, L13 Blk 4 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 1, $90,000.Jan. 24Ruth M. Kirksey to Glenna F. Hinkle, L7 Blk 419 HighlandT owers Sub, $45,000. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to American Properties, L25 Blk 58 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 5, $80,000. K erry S. Andrews to Kirk D. Andrews, L12290-12294 Avon Park Lakes Unit 38, $40,000. Jose O. Mitaynes-Bermudez to Shane P. Conley, PT L7 Blk 31 Avon Park Est., $123,000.Jan. 25Miriam Edwards to Phyllis I. Mertes, L1089/1090 Sebring Hills Sub, $36,000. Duane Earl Franzen to Stephen R. Fox, L205 Fairmount Mobile Est., $35,000. Juan Delatorre to First National Bank of Wauchula, L13173/13174 Avon Park Lakes Unit 41, $57,800. Cam Usher to Heartland National Bank, PT Sec. 26-3428, $75,000. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to William Celentano, L1 Blk 16 Avocado Park, $25,300. Alberto Sanchez to Bank of America, L9 Blk 69 Placid Lakes Sec. 6/8 Resub, $119,700. Kenneth F. Jenkins to Allen D. Rader, L2 Blk A Lotela Terrace Add, $82,500. Panagiotis Nikolakakis to R igoberto Mejia, L219 Sebring Hills, $85,000. Jacob Lee Herron to Federal National Mortgage Association, L116 PG L115 Sebring Shores Development Sec. 3, $166,800. Avon Park Camp Assn. Inc. to E lza O. Bond, L4/5 Blk 4 Avon Park Camp Sub, $2,400. Robert T. Parker to John S. Jackson, L29 Brunner's Mobile Est., $30,000. Magdalena Reis to Joseph W. Smith, L646 Sebring Hills, $ 56,000. W.S. Ventures to Tameka Williams, L25/26 Blk A Palmco H ts., $67,900.Jan. 26Bobbie Melton to Keith Woodson, PT L10 Lake Letta Est. Sub, $3,000. Federal National Mortgage A ssn. to Patrick J. Hogue, PT T ract 17 Holiday Hills, $62,500. J osh E. Ashbaugh to Richard E. Krauss, L128 FairmountM obile Est., $30,000. Olga Lidia Alvarez to Lilia G utierrez, L17 Blk 64 Sun'N L ake Est. Sebring Unit 5, $8,000. William C. Slocumb to Gareth Keating, L30/31 Blk 8 Highlands Park Est. Sec. L, $1,800. William F. Streu to Joseph Catalano Jr., L7 PT L8 Blk 88BT own of Sebring, $65,000. B rendan C. Riaski to Darren R. Dobkins, L54 Blk 3 Leisure L akes Sec. 1, $110,000. Tia A. Kern-Butler to Curtiss B. Matterson, L4 Blk P Spring Lake Village VIII, $101,800.Jan. 27Bank of America to Richard S. Trumble, L27 Blk 51 Placid L akes Sec. 6, $18,700. City of Sebring to Howard Lee Houk, L8 Thunderbird Hill South Unit II, $5,000. Jocelyn Cardona to Jocelyn Cardona, L33/34 Blk A Spring Lake Village Sec. I, $6,500. J anet Bush to Kenneth J. Hill, Unit 106 Blk 256 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $36,000. J Parker Randall (724 Lutaz Inc., L1 Blk 3 Lorida Heights Sub Replat, $49,000. Traci K. Stevenson to Rodger B. King, PT L10 Blk 26 Town of Avon Park, $2,000. Peter C. Harrison to Douglas D Oswald, L169 Fairmount Mobile Est., $31,000. Willis H. Michaelson to Wayne E. Johnson, L8 Blk 206 Sun'N Lake Est. Sec. 18, $2,500. Mary L. Musial to Franklin Schram Jr., L108 Grayces Mobile Est. Unit 2, $25,500. Linda Racquel Cox to Randy Castillo, L13195-13197 Avon Park Lakes Unit 41, $69,000. Robert C. Green to Janice M. L inderman, L20 Blk 22 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 12, $113,000. Ruth Ann France to Kenneth W. Auman, L30 PT L31 Blk 116 Lakewood Terraces, $68,500.Jan. 30Delvin E. Withrow to Jerald Hertzke, L676 Sebring Hills, $61,000. Margaret Anna BeachMcLaughlin to Noel S. Durrance, PT L9/10 Blk 123 Northside, $23,000. Patrick D. Derrick to Timothy A. Farrens, PT L1/4 Blk 61 Town of Avon Park, $24,300. Edmund L. Dutton to Richard E. Jones, L33 Blk 265 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $136,000. R ichard Caudill to Andrew E. P etterson, PT Sec. 34-36-30, $85,000. Charles G. Fortunato to Andy R. Byler, L88/92 Blk 143 Placid Lakes Sec. 11 Revised, $35,000. Robert Ray Anderson to Donald A. Gregg, L8/9 Blk G PT Lake Placid Camp Florida Resort Replat, $90,000. Andrea D. French to Armand D ennette, L35/36 Blk E Hillside Lake Est., $12,000. Joseph D. Stanlake to Don Brandenburg, L167 Sebring Falls, $53,000. Richard D. Hassler to Roger L. Gariety, L32 Blk 2 Venetian Village Rev., $60,000. C arolinne E. Bolsover to Richard J. Bjerk, L13 Sebring Hills North Mobile Est., $25,000. Richard L. Dorn to Arthur E. Reese, L12 Blk H PT Lake Placid Camp Florida Resort Replat, $45,000. P aul H. Boll to Mark A. D enardis, L5 Blk 86 Town of Sebring 6th Add, $38,000. Susan J. Harrison to Delvin E. W ithrow, L104 Fairmount M obile Est., $34,000. Bank of New York to Thomas W. Lenihan, L4 Blk 4 Sebring Ridge Sec. G, $66,000. R onald E. Smith to Chad S. Sapp, L4/5 PT L14 Blk 11 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 11, $ 107,400.Jan. 31Federal Home Loan Mortgage C orp. to Ray C. Brown, L354 G olf Hammock Unit IV, $ 185,000. Richard T. Sneed to Roberto A licea, L24 Blk 27 Sun'N Lake S ebring Unit 2, $92,000. B rian L. Rapp to Highlands Independent Bank, L14 Moon Ranch Est., $96,100. Federal Home Loan Mortgage C orp. to Carl R. Horton, L10 Beasly Sub Unrec, $44,000. Placido Yzquierdo to Federal National Mortgage Assn., L11 Blk 7 Sebring Hills South,$ 99,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Julio E. Gonzalez Puig, L13 Blk F Spring Lake Village II,$ 100,275. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to James E. Allen, L24 Blk 201 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 18,$ 95,000. Stuart T. Adams to Mary Wunderly, L859 Sebring Hills, $11,000. Georgina M. Goodwin to M erle J. Davidson, L11/12 Blk 3 S and Beach Sub, $25,000. Richard P. Barth to Vern E. Welch, PT L56 Twin Lakes Est.,$ 240,000. Harold C. Worden III to John A. Houle Sr., PT Sec. 6-35-29, $39,000. A rnold Eugene to James Lewis Saylor, PT Sec. 1-3529/Other, $94,800. Eric Strand to Victor Rodriguez, Parcel 82 Highlands Home Sub, $22,000. Highlands Independent Bank to Victor Rodriguez, L48 Highlands Homes Sub, $11,000. Mary Lou Holloway to Felix E. Charlier, Unit 327 Lake Damon South Condo/Other, $55,000. Robert G. Mahaffey to Keith W. Boehme, L17 Country Club of Sebring Phase 2 Sec. 2 Sterling Oaks, $250,000. Carol M. Boies to Peggy H. Smith, L92 Country Club Lake Est., $185,000. Leland G. Leitner to Jill Compton, PT Sec. 10-35-28, $120,000. Page 6BNews-SunSunday, February 26, 2012www.newssun.com BINNS, PATRICIA; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 2/26/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 3 3 4 4 7 7 DEEDTRANSFERS


C M Y K TALLAHASSEE (AP Aman who spent 27 years in prison for a murder he didnt commit would be compensated $1.35 million under a bill that has passed in the Florida House. The House passed the bill (SB 2. It goes back to the Senate which earlier passed it because of some changes made by the House. DNAtesting cleared William Dillon of the Brevard County murder, but he didnt qualify for automatic compensation. By BARBARAORTUTAY APTechnology WriterCHICAGO Whether its pruning friends lists,r emoving unwanted comments or restricting access t o their profiles, Americans are getting more privacysavvy on social networks, an ew report found. The report released Friday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that people are mana ging their privacy settings and their online reputation more often than they did two years earlier. For example, 44 percent of respon-d ents said in 2011 that they deleted comments from their profile on a social networking site. Only 36 percent said the same thing in 2009. The findings come a day after the Obama administra-t ion called for stronger privacy protections for people w ho use the Internet, mobile devices and other technologies with increasingly sophisticated ways of tracking them. Pews findingss uggest that people not only care about their privacy online but that, given the tools, they will also try to manage it. A long those lines is profile pruning, which Pew reports is on the rise. Nearly two-thirds of people on social networks said last year that they had deleted friends, up from 56 percent in 2009. And more people are removing their names from photos than two years ago. This practice is especially common on Facebook, where users can add names of their friends to photos they upload. A mong other findings: Women are much more likely than men to restrictt heir profiles. Pew found that 67 percent of women s et their profiles so that only their friends can see it. Only 48 percent of mend id the same. Think all that time in school taught you somet hing? People with the highest levels of education r eported having the most difficulty figuring out their privacy settings. That said, only 2 percent of social media users described priva-c y controls as very difficult to manage. The report found no significant differences in peoples basic privacy controls by age. In other words, younger people were just asl ikely to use privacy controls as older people. Sixtyt wo percent of teens and 58 percent of adults restricted access to their profiles to friends only. Young adults were m ore likely than older people to delete unwanted comments. Fifty-six percent of social media users aged 18 to 29 said they have deletedc omments that others have made on their profile, compared with 40 percent of those aged 30 to 49 and 34 percent of people aged 50 to 64. Men are more likely to post something they later regret. Fifteen percent of male respondents said they posted something regrettable, compared with 8 percent of female respondents. Possibly proving that with age comes wisdom, young adults were more l ikely to post something regrettable than their older counterparts. Fifteen percent of social network users aged 18 to 29 said they have posted something regrettable. Only 5 percent of people over 50 said the same thing. Pews phone survey of 2,277 adults was conducted in April and May 2011. It had a margin of error of p lus or minus 2 percentage points. The data about teens came from a separate phone survey Pew conducted witht eenagers and their parents. A ssociated PressTALLAHASSEE The University of South Floridas Lakeland branch would be split off as a new stand-alones chool by a bill that cleared the Florida Senate on Thursday. The legislation would accelerate the process of creating Florida Polytechnic University that was set in motion by the Board of Governors, which oversees Floridas current 11 public universities. The board took that action at the behest of Senate Budget Chairman JD Alexander. The Lake Wales Republican has been leading efforts to create what would be the states 12th university against resistance from South Florida. That resistance, though, has faded since the board agreed to the split. The board directed South Florida to oversee the transition, a process expected to take several years, but the bill (SB 1994 that responsibility away from the Tampa school and give it to a new board of trustees for Florida Polytechnic. I have to tell you I have no confidence in the University of South Floridas leadership to execute the will of the Board of Governors in this effort, Alexander told the Senate. He said South Florida has opposed the split because it doesnt want the competition. He also accused the universitys leadership of giving short shrift to the Lakeland branch including exiling disfavored faculty members there as punishment. The bill passed 35-4 and now will go to the House. The opponents included Sen. Steve Oelrich, a Cross Creek Republican who chairs the chambers Higher E ducation Committee. Lawmakers shouldnt junk the benchmarks established by the Board of Governors including a requirement thatt he new school obtain accreditation before finalizing creation of the new university, Oelrich said. Another opponent, Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, said a 12th university isnt needed, would cost too much and lacks public support. Theyre not yelling and screaming outside this chamber for the new school, Fasano said. Sens. Paula Dockery, RLakeland, and Greg Evers, R-Baker, also voted against the bill. It was passed after Alexander quelled opposition from South Florida boosters by agreeing to restore some of the spending cuts his committee made in the universitys budget. While all of the schools would see cuts under the proposed $70.7 billion budget bill the Senate also passed Thursday, South Floridas reductions would have been disproportionately larger if the chamber hadnt agreed to restore about $40 million. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, February 26, 2012Page 7B ADVANTAGE FLOOR COVERING; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 2/22,26; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 1 1 4 4 8 8 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 3 3 2 2 9 9 YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; 2/26/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 3 3 5 5 5 5 D R. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 2/26/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 3 3 3 3 0 0 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community Colleges CommunityE ducation Department is offering a driver improvement courses for senior citizens in our community. This course will teach students how to stay safe on the road,p rovide information on new highway rules, and can poss ibly help students receive a discount on car insurance. The six-hour course will b e held from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 and F riday, March 30 at the SFCC Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Drive, in Building T, Room 24. The course number (CRN2 0292 and costs $29.99. The cost includes a training manu al. Aseries of Safe Driving Accident PreventionP rogram (SDAPP will be offered for drivers w ho have received a traffic citation, were court ordered to attend, or were involvedi n a traffic accident and issued a ticket. The four-hour courses w ill be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at t he SFCC DeSoto Campus, 2252 N.E. Turner Ave., Arcadia; from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the SFCC HighlandsC ampus, 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park; and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the SFCC Hardee Campus, 2968 U.S. 17 N., Bowling Green. Pre-registration in required. The fee is $40. A series of Alcohol Drug Accident Prevention Training (ADAPT will be offered for first-time drivers license applicants. The four-hour courses w ill be held 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the SFCC DeSoto Campus, 2252 N.E. Turner Ave., Arcadia; and 8:30 a.m.t o 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the SFCC H ardee Campus, 2968 U.S. 17 N., Bowling Green. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $35. A12-hour Advanced D river Improvement Course will be offered for drivers w ho have a suspended license or who have too many points on their license. T he course will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. T uesday through Thursday, March 20-22, at the SFCC Highlands Campus, 600 W.C ollege Drive. Pre-registration is required and the fee is $134. F ees may be paid by cash, check, or credit card. P articipants may register in Building B on the Highlands Campus or at any SFCC campus or center. For more information, contact theC ommunity Education office at 453-6661, 4655300, 773-2252, or 3826900, ext. 7388. SFCC offers driver safety classes CHALKTALK Senate votes to split Polytechnic from USF M CTphoto While more people, including a growing number of older adults, are using Facebook, peop le are being more diligent about protecting their privacy. Study: Were getting less friendly on Facebook Man on track to get $1.35 million for wrongful 27-year prison term Associated PressTALLAHASSEE After a roller-coaster ride through the House, a billt hat allows state agencies to randomly drug-test their employees was cleared by a final committee on Friday. T he House State Affairs Committee cleared the bill (HB 1205 vote of 9-6. The measure allows, but does not require, statea gencies to randomly test workers every three m onths. It makes it easier to fire those workers who show positive for drugsa fter a first test that has been confirmed. A n earlier committee had rejected the measure after Republicans and Democrats questioned its cost and legality. Rep.J immie Smith, the Inverness Republican s ponsoring the bill, changed it so that no extra money for drug tests isn eeded. Tests will be paid for out of the agencies e xisting budgets. Under this latest version of the revived bill, ar andom sample of employees to be tested cant be more than 10 perc ent of the agencys workforce and must be generate d by an independent third-party computer. Smith told the panel he wasnt insinuating that state workers have mored rug problems than society at large. Panel OKs drug tests for state workers


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C M Y K LIVING C SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, February 26, 2012BEST PICTURET he Oscars are awarded by professionals in the industry. Statistician Nate Silver wrote last year for the New York Times that the key to win-n ing the Oscar pool is knowing who is behind all the different awards given out this season: In the best picture category, for instance, awards given out by outsiderslike critics tend to be far less reliable predictorst han those given out by professionals like directors and producers. Other variables like release dates and box office grosses dont matter very much (or else Harry Potter and wilight would sweep the Oscars). And remember that Oscar voters get all the films sent to them on DVD, so they can see even the most obscure films. For all those reasons, we pick The A rtist for Best Picture winner. Its d ifferent than the other contenders, its peaking at the right time and it just swept the BAFTAs, the British versiono f the Oscars. The Artist The Descendants Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseThe HelpHugoMidnight in Paris MoneyballThe Tree of Life War HorseB EST DIRECTORMichel Hazanavicius won the G olden Globe and the Directors Guild o f America award. It would take a big u pset for Martin Scorsese to take the O scar from him. Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist A lexander Payne, The DescendantsMartin Scorsese, HugoWoody Allen, Midnight in ParisT errence Malick, The Tree of LifeBEST ACTORDespite the fact that everyone seems to love George Clooney, hes been q uoted a lot lately saying he doesnt really care about awards, so people may just take him at his word. Jean Dujardin is charming and touching in The Artist. He also won the BAFTA, the Golden Globe the S AG and our hearts. Jean Dujardin, The Artist D emin Bichir, Better LifeGeorge Clooney, The DescendantsGary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyBrad Pitt, MoneyballBEST ACTRESSHollywood has some tendency to spread the wealth generally, it hurts a nominees chances if shes won in her category before. This could mean handing the award to Glenn Close, whos been nominated six times with no win. But Viola Davis has more sympathy because of her much-loved role of maid Aibileen in The Help. Viola Davis, The Help Glenn Close, Albert NobbsRooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon TattooMeryl Streep, The Iron LadyMichelle Williams, My Week With MarilynBEST SUPPORTING ACTORThe supporting categories are where we usually see upsets, but Christopher Plummer gave a life-affirming and funny performance in Beginners, and the awards have stacked up for him this year. We believe voters will hand him his first Oscar. Christopher Plummer, Beginners Kenneth Branagh, My Week With MarilynJonah Hill, MoneyballNick Nolte, WarriorMax von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseBEST SUPPORTING ACTRESSThe exception to the Academys stuffiness is in the supporting actor and actress categories. This is also the category where ingnues tend to succeed. However, this year, based on the previous awards, Octavia Spencer seems to have this locked up. Octavia Spencer, The Help Brnice Bejo, The ArtistJessica Chastain, The HelpMelissa McCarthy, BridesmaidsJanet McTeer, Albert NobbsMUSIC (ORIGINALSONG)At least you have a 50-50 chance of picking the winner in this category. Everyone loves the Muppets, right? Man or Muppet from The Muppets, Bret McKenzie Real in Rio from Rio, Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown and Siedah GarrettBEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAYFor this category, we sought out guidance from the odds experts at GoldDerby.com, who picked The Descendants. Alexander Payne, Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, The Descendants John Logan, HugoGeorge Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon, The Ides of MarchAaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian, MoneyballPeter Straughan and Bridget OConnor, inker Tailor Soldier SpyBEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAYWoody Allens got this one tied up so tight, the other nominees might as well stay home. (Just as Allen likely w ill. He is notorious for never showing up to accept his awards.) Woody Allen, Midnight in ParisMichel Hazanavicius, The ArtistAnnie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, BridesmaidsJ.C. Chandor, Margin CallA sghar Farhadi, A S eparationB EST A NIMATED FILMThe lack of a Pixar film makes this category wide open for the first time in a long time. Add in a couple of non-mainstream films, and youve got yourself a pool-breaker. GoldDerby.com says that if you want to go with the safe bet, cast your vote for Rango. Rango ACat in ParisChico and RitaKung Fu Panda 2Puss in BootsBEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMThis one is normally a toss-up, except in a year where theres a huge a mount of love state-side for a film, such as in 1999, the year that Life i s B eautiful took it home to Italy. This year, that film is ASeparation. Separation (Iran Bullhead (BelgiumMonsieur Lazhar (Canada Footnote (IsraelIn Darkness (PolandBESTCINEMATOGRAPHYTo determine the best pick for this award, think of the movie that sums up the term cinematic;in other words, the film that had the most o verwhelming visual aesthetics. Past winners include Braveheart, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragona nd Gandhi. If nothing else, The Tree of Life can be described as overwhelming. The Tree of Life HugoThe Artist The Girl with the Dragon Tattooar HorseSOUND EDITINGHow, as a layman, to pick these technical categories? The best way to pick Sound Editing is select whichever movie makes the most noise. This year, thats got to be Transformers. ransformers: Dark of the Moon DriveThe Girl with the Dragon TattooHugoar HorseSOUND MIXINGSound Mixing is more about subtlety taking all the special effects and recorded sounds and making them seem natural. Here, were going to go with Hugo. Hugo The Girl with the Dragon TattooMonyeballransformers: Dark of the Moonar HorseVISUALEFFECTSPast winners include Terminator 2 and last years winner Inception. The Academy tends to award serious movies that push the technical envelope. This year, the clear winner seem s to be Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Rise of the Planet of the Apes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2HugoReal Steelransformers: Dark of the Moon By Merrie LeiningerMcClatchy-Tribunes like March Madness for us non-sporty types. Movie buffs everyw here will soon be filling out their Oscar pool sheets in hopes to win along with their favorite stars on Feb. 26, when the 84th Academy Awards airs on ABC. The first rule of making your Oscar picks, of course, is NOT to vote w ith your heart. For instance, voting for George Clooney because you have a crush on him might mean that BOTH of you lose on Oscar night. Here are our picks based on statistics, previous winners and expert input as well as some tips on how to win this year and every year. Like the televised show, we ran a bit over, so we couldnt fit in all the awards. W eve included the awards you really need to make you a winner. ILLUSTRATION BYJENNIFER PRITCHARD/MCT, OCSAR IMAGE COURTESYAMPAS Act of ValorMovie comes off more l ike a recruitment video REVIEW, 3C


C M Y K DearAbby: Im a sophomore at a religious university that is well regarded in both secular and religious c ircles. I came here to become a doctor because the pre-med program has an outstanding acceptance rate to medical school. However, in my third quarter I took a religious studies course and fell in love with the department. Id like to pursue a career in this field, perhaps as a professor. I have an excellent GPAand am working three jobs. My problem is that my parents are not supportive. They think Im being impractical and will end up working in a fast-food restaurant for the rest of my life. I thought theyd be thrilled I have taken such an interest in our faith. Becoming a doctor no longer interests me. How can I convince them that I can major in religious studies and not live in poverty? Rebel in California DearRebel: You shouldt pursue a career in medicine unless your heart is in it because if it isnt, you wont make a very good doctor. Unless you plan to take a vow of poverty, a career in religion doesnt mean youll end up living hand-tomouth. While money is important, its more important that you devote your life to something that gives you emotional gratification. DearAbby: As a divorced dad, Im hoping youll address a problem I have encountered in trying to coparent my children. My daughters are often invited to parties and sleepovers, which sometimes happen during my parenting time, as well as during my ex-wifes parenting time. The invitations to these events, however, are almost always sent to my ex-wifes home or email address. Aside from the problems that have occurred because the information wasnt forwarded to me in a timely manner, I think its sexist for invitations to be sent only to the mother. It reinforces the outdated notion that a womans role is to raise children, and a father cant be an active parent. Would you please remind your readers that the most appropriate way of inviting a child who has two households is to send the invitation to both parents? Modern Dad in Roswell, Ga. DearModern Dad: I think you have delivered that message very clearly. However, if not every reader takes it to heart, make ap oint of discussing with your ex-wife what activities may have been scheduled for your daughters while theyre with you. That way they wont miss out on anything. DearAbby: I was recently diagnosed with a cancerous tumor on my tongue that has made it extremely difficult and painful to talk. The problem is I dont know how to handle encounters with strangers in public places i.e., grocery stores, libraries, etc. I have always been polite and courteous, but now I can do no more than nod. What would you suggest in this situation? Suddenly Silenced in Florida Dear Suddenly Silenced: Make eye contact with the people you would normally greet verbally and give thema smile as you are already doing. If someone tries to engage you in conversation, point to your throat, shake you head no, and mouth the words cant talk. If you feel further explanation is necessary, have cards printed that state, I am unable to speak. That way no one should take offense. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, aka Jeanne Phillips,a nd was founded by her mother, P auline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in twob ooklets: Abbys Favorite Recipes and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $14 to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. 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Solution on page 5C N ot having seen our youngest grandchildren in seven months, we were often caughtb y surprise as we witnessed their emerging personalities and vocabularies. F or example, three-year-old Hayley eagerly came to the table for meals insisting she be buckled into herb ooster chair. When she finished, she would say, Mommy, I stuck. S hed wiggle and attempt to undo the strap holding her in, but to noa vail. Once again wed here, Mommy, I stuck. This was a first for us and we chuckled at her useo f the word stuck.But, we were in for an even bigg er treat. As soon as her Mommy undid her strap and put her down from the table, she walked around the kitchenw ith a big smile on her face and her arms upraised a s she said, Im free!Im free! Perhaps some of us are stuckand need to be free. Bondage is something t hat holds us back and enslaves, hindering us from our full potential. We have b elieved Satans lies and even felt secure in being strapped in to what binds us. But God never intended f or us to believe lies. When he comes to us with salvation, it includes healing and deliverance in the here and now as well as alle ternity. He wants us to be c omplete in him. Therefore, we must ask him to expose those lies we believe abouto urselves or have been led to believe by others and ask him to reveal the truth. I n John 14: 6, Jesus says that He is the truth. Truth is not just a concept; but is embodied in a Person. T hen in John 8: 31, NKJV, he says, If you abide in My word, you areM y disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall makey ou free. Ah! Freedom! W hen the breath of truth revives and restores, weights are lifted andw ere light as a feather. But, it doesnt end there. W hen we know Jesus, the freedom we know goes deeper. It is the eternal truth of belonging to him; to beinga child of the King; to being a member of Gods f amily. And so our perspective has a depth and breadtht hat is found in this extraordinary relationship w ith the Son of God. He promises in verse 36, Therefore if the Son m akes you free, you shall be free indeed. Im free!Im free!Let that be our joyous exclamation. Selah Jan Merop is a News-Sun corr espondent. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the NewsSun staff. Im free, Im free! Pause And Consider Jan Merop M etro ServicesAries (March 21-April 2 0) The work days will flow along without too many problems, this week, Aries. Enjoy the smooth sailing and use it as an opportunity to catch up on unfinished projects. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, a social event this week could put you in contact with some friends you havent spoken to in a while. The occasion will be great for your social life. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, working closely with someone might generate some strong feelings between the two of you. It could blossom into romantic attraction if you choose to go that way. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, love and affection surround you this week. You will also displaya strong unity with close friends and family members this week. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23 Feelings of nostalgia arise this week, Leo. Although these feelings are positive, they may catch you off guard. Enjoy the trip down Memory Lane. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, youre getting signals from a special someone this week. This person has their eyes on you, and you will want to reciprocate those positive feelings. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, kindness and good manners could pay off for you this week. Someone who respects youa great deal will give you an offer you simply cannot p ass on. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, if youre attached, affection will grow strong this week between you and your partner. Someone special may approach you if youre unattached. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius, put your knowledge and experience to work in a creative way this week. If you have been thinking about starting a new project, now is the time to begin. Capricorn (Dec. 22Jan. 20) Capricorn, your mind will wander, but your body will stay home this week. Enjoy the time to creatively daydream and relax the days away carefree. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, now is a very good time to loosen up and stop worrying about the trivial things that have been on your mind. Its much more about the bigger picture, after all. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, put the breaks on a big spending spree because you have to save for bigger things. Money rules all this week. Notable birthdaysFeb. 26: Michael Bolton, singer (58 Groban, singer (31 28: Bernadette Peters, actress (64 Antonio Sabato Jr., actor (40 Bieber, singer (18 2: Jon Bon Jovi, singer (50 singer (30 Love and affection surround Cancer this week College student has seen the light and hopes parents will too Horoscope Dear Abby Did YouKNOW?EMERGENCY VEHICLESUpon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle,while en route to meet an existing emergency,the driver of every other vehicle shall,when such emergency vehicle is giving audible signals by siren,exhaust whistle, or other adequate device,or visible signals by the use of displayed blue or red lights,yield the right-of-way to the emergency vehicle and shall immediately proceed to a position parallel to,and as close as reasonable to the closest edge of the curb of the roadway,clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed,unless otherwise directed by any law enforcement officer.YOUCANBETICKETEDFORFAILINGTOPULL OVERANDSTOPWHENANAMBULANCE, POLICE, FIREOROTHEREMERGENCYVEHICLEIS TRAVELLINGTOMEETANEMERGENCY. 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C M Y K B y JAKE COYLE APEntertainment Writer J ust barely a movie, Act of Valor is more like a highquality recruitment videow ith interstitial acting. Sissy things like plot and c haracter development arent worthy of the mission. Its as though theyve been chasedo ut of the theater by a barking drill sergeant. Instead of narrative and s tory, Act of Valor takes its propulsion from its verisimili tude. The film, directed by Mike Mouse McCoy and Scott Waugh, was made in collaboration with the Navy, and stars active duty SEALsi n missions based on real ones. McCoy and Waugh, both former stuntmen who have produced adrenaline-fueled sports documentaries like Step into Liquid and Dustt o Glory, put their cameras as close to the men as possib le. The film opens awkwardly and somewhat absurdly with them explaining into the camera how they wanted to put the audiencei n the boots of the soldiers and why acting cant replicate what the SEALs do. Its both a boast of the films realism and an excusef or its dramatic deficiencies. The action revolves around the abduction of a CIAagent (Roselyn Sanchez Rica following a terrorist explosion at a school in Indonesia. The SEALs are dispatched to a rescue mission in Costa Rica, which unspools a global terrorist plot that stretches to Somalia, Mexico and if they dont act fast the United States. The team is led by Lt. Cmdr. Rorke and Special Warfare Operator Chief Dave (theyre referred to only by their first names), who, in between missions, banter about getting home and Rorkes soon-due child. But such conversations are a tiny, wooden part of Act of Valor, just enough to suggest the basic emotions off atherhood and the urge for home. T he main thrill of the film, which was written by Kurt Johnstad ( pieces chiefly the storming of a jungle compound inC osta Rica and a raid of a tunnel system at the Mexico border. The former is a remarkable sequence that captures the extreme preci-s ion of an elaborate mission fusing parachuting, overhead drones, an amphibious approach, sniper shooting and a swift boat getaway. The directors follow such scenes shot with real ammunition with worshipful awe and a reverence for their bravery. The SEALs, from whose point of view we often see as in a video game, have a preternatural calm in battle. Through the duration of the film, they wont makea single error. In baritone voices, they speak almost entirely in jargon. But verisimilitude only g oes so far. Any Homeric tones of warriors seeking h ome are shrugged off for lush, glamorizing battle sequences. Any possibilityf or change, self-discovery, emotion, doubt all that s tuff is far outside the realm of Act of Valor, a steely monument to militarym ight. In such a void, the bad guys a weapons smuggler ( Alex Veadov) and a Jihadist terrorist (Jason Cottle i ts best source of liveliness, and a good argument for actual actors. In a film full of reminders of threats to American defense, the film-m akers not so gently suggest that evildoers are, just as the elite SEALs, growing more technologically advanced. The sheer mastery of a skill, though, can make its own drama. The film depictst he SEALsseriousness of purpose and deep pride in g ood work, and its often impressive to behold their coordinated sweeps and feats of heroism. Surely, after years of e nduring Hollywoods fake representations (1990s Navy SEALs being one), the SEALs deserve the chance to show moviegoersw hat its really like. Nobody wants to leave their image to Charlie Sheen, after all. And certainly, the movies havent been extremely eager to tell stories of American soldiers in the wars of the last decade. But Act of Valor is just as much a fiction as anything Hollywood can create. Its a flashy piece of patriotic propaganda that by exalting the SEALs as supermen, kills their humanity. The ugliness of war is wrapped in the brain dead cliches of action movies. Acurious public would be better off learning about the c omplexity of covert operations from reading about the O sama bin Laden raid (which surely inspired the highlypromoted release of Act ofV alor), and witnessing the realities of war in a docum entary like Restrepo. M otion Picture Association of America rating definitions: G General audiences. All ages admitted. P G Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not b e suitable for children. PG-13 Special parental guidance strongly suggested for children under 13. Some material m ay be inappropriate for young children. R Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. N C-17 No one under 17 admitted. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, February 26, 2012Page 3C 24/7; 5.542"; 5"; Black; barn box special 2-12 race ; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 3 3 4 4 4 4 COUTURE'S DISCOUNT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 2/26/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 3 3 4 4 6 6 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT R elativity Media Nestor Serrano in Relativity Medias Act of Valor Act of Valor more like a recruitment video than a movie Movie Review Act of Valor Rating: R (strong violence i ncluding some torture and for language) R unning time: 101 minutes Review: (of 4 By J.M. HIRSCH APFood EditorMIAMI BEACH A m onth after being widely criticized for revealing she has diabetes as well as a lucrative endorsement deal for a drug to treat it P aula Deen says shes ready to show a lighter side to her famously fatty Southern-s tyle cooking. Just dont expect her to swear off butter. I am who I am. But what I will be doing is offering u p lighter versions of my recipes, the longtime Food Network star told TheA ssociated Press during an interview at the South B each Wine and Food Festival on Friday. I will have a broader platform now, trying to do something for everybodys he said. But you know, Im S outhern by roots. I was taught (to cook grandmother and nothing Ic an do would change that. Last month, Deen drew t he ire of many in the health and culinary worlds when she announced that nearly t hree years before she had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Roughly 23 million Americans are believed toh ave Type 2 diabetes, a condition blamed in part on obesity and unhealthy lifestyles. During those years, she c ontinued to promote her butterand bacon-laden c ooking on television and in books and magazines, and to profit from lucrative endorsement deals withc ompanies such as Smithfield ham and Philadelphia Cream Cheese. But the harshest criticism w as triggered by her simultaneous announcement that she also would be a paidp itch person for drug maker Novo Nordisks new online program, Diabetes in a NewL ight, and for its pricy drug, Victoza, which she t akes. Many wondered why she appeared to wait until sheh ad a paying endorsement before revealing her diagn osis. es, I am being compensated, she said Friday. s the way of the world. Its the American way. But Ia m taking a portion of that compensation and giving it b ack to the (American Diabetes Association. Deen would not say how m uch she is being paid or what portion would be d onated. And she dismissed the idea that she should have a nnounced her diagnosis sooner, citing her longstanding battle with agoraphobia. It took me 20 years to c ome out and stand up and say, Hey, my names Paula and Im agoraphobic,she said. I was so ashamed, so e mbarrassed. So to do it in two-and-a-half years, I t hought it was pretty good Paula Deen: No regrets in diabetes reveal


C M Y K Page 4CNews-SunSunday, February 26, 2012www.newssun.com 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 Circle of Speed; 5.542"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 3 3 5 5 8 8 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING The Heartland C ultural Alliance will open its March show at the HCA Art & Music Gallery in the K enilworth Lodge on Saturday, March 3. Highlands County artists will be showing new and classic works in a variety of medi-u m. There will be an artists reception from 6 to 8 pm. and a book signingby Nancy Dale Ph. D. of her books Would Do, Could Do and Made Do: Florida Pioneer Cow HuntersWho Tamed the Last Frontier; Where the Swallowtail Kite Soars: T he Legacies of Glades County, Florida and the Vanishing Wilderness; ild Florida the Way It Was as Told by the Pioneer CowH untersWho Lived It. The art of Peter Powell Roberts will be revisited as part of the new exhibit. Roberts is a distinguished a rtist who won national recognition for his work, and taught art for more than two decades at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota. T here will be classical guitar music by Kenny Summers. Wine and snacks will be served. This free event is open to the public. F or more information contact Fred Leavitt at 4028238, or email info@HeartlandCulturalAllia nce.org. Powell art on display at HCA Gallery Courtesy photo The art of Peter Powell Roberts shows his view of the environment. His work will be on d isplay at the Heartland Cultural Alliance Art & Music Gallery in the Kenilworth Lodge s tarting Saturday, March 3. Three pieces of his art will be available for sale. Courtesy photo Fred Leavitt, president of HCA, was visiting nursing homes with his therapy dog, Sheba, when he came across Peter P owell Roberts work.Leavitt immediately recognized the quality and importance of this body of Florida art. Several pieces of Roberts original art will be available for sale at the HCA Gallery in Kenilworth Lodges March 3 opening. Courtesy photo The HCA is honored to revisit the art of Peter Powell Roberts as part of the new exhibit opening, at the HCA Art & Music Gallery in the Kenilworth Lodge on March 3. Roberts, 86, is a distinguished artist who holds a masters degree, won national recognition for his work, and taught art for more than two decades at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota. He is now alone, on Medicaid, in a small room overflowing with his art in a Sebring nursi ng home. Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 B y STEPHEN BRAUN Associated PressWASHINGTON Faux news host Stephen Colbert isnt the only comedian witha super PAC connection. Political satirist Bill Maher got into the act Thursday night, pledging $1 million to a political committee supporting President Barack Obama. Maher announced during a Yahoo-webcast s pecial, CrazyStupidPolitics, that he was giving $1 million to Priorities USAAction, a super political action committee backing the president. Even as he made his sizeable pledge, Maher mocked the committees tongue-twister name, joking that it was dreamed up by Borat, the English-addled Eastern European comic creation of Sacha Baron Cohen. Acynic on politics who often takes liberal stands on issues on his HBO talk show RealT ime, Maher joins Dreamworks Animation executive Jeffrey Katzenberg and the Service Employees International Union as the committees top funders. Katzenberg gave the group $2 million, and the union donated $1m illion. Priorities USAAction officials were not immediately available for comment. Colbert created and funded his super PAC Making a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow to satirize the unfettered flow of corporate and union funds into political campaigns. Maher pledges $1 million to Obama support group By JOVANAGEC Associated PressBELGRADE, Serbia The Serbian premiere of Angelina Jolies Balkanw ar drama In the Land of Blood and Honey was met by derision Friday, asS erbs angry over what they consider an unfair depiction stayed away ind roves. Screenings attracted j ust a handful of viewers, local media said Friday, with one newspaper call-i ng that more than the movie deserves and a nother deeming it a fiasco. Jolies directorial debut a love story in which a Serb soldier finds his ex-l over, a Muslim woman, among sex slaves in a c amp has triggered mixed emotions in the postwar Balkans, whicha re still grappling with historic ethnic tensions. I t received a standing ovation in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, but h as sparked outrage among Serbs, who have blasted the movie as propaganda designed to portray them as the villainso f the bloody 1992-95 Balkan wars. Tens of thousands of people were killed in Bosnias war. Serbs shun Jolies movie


C M Y K B y SOFIAJAVED Associated PressMOSCOW Just over a week before Russias presidential election, billionaire candidate Mikhail Prokhorovs rapping skills have made him an Internet star. Prokhorov, who shares ownership of the New Jersey Nets basketball team with U.S. rapper Jay-Z, took to the microphone on a Russian television show two weeks ago. On Thursday, a YouTube video of his performance was widely circulated on Twitter by rap fans, sports writers and young Russians charmed by somber-faced Prokhorovs rare moment of silliness. His performance was a marked contrast to Prime Minister Vladimir Putins campaign rally the same day, at which he delivered a patriotic address to tens of thousands of people in a football stadium. Putin is all but certain to win the March 4 election as four other contenders, including Prokhorov, are trailing far behind. Only 6 percent of respondents said they would vote for Prokhorov, according to polling results released Friday by Russias leading independent polling company. Prokhorov is a newcomer to the political stage and the only challenger who is not a veteran party leader. For many Russians, the 46-yearold bachelor businessman with an estimated fortune of $18 billion is an intriguing fresh face in the race. His candidacy has been viewed as a Kremlinapproved effort to add legitimacy to the election and channel public discontent highlighted by massive protest rallies. Prokhorov denies the suggestion, saying hes out for a real fight. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, February 26, 2012Page 5C LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black plus three; process, make good 2/19,26; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 0 0 6 6 0 0 HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 2/22,24,26; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 0 0 7 7 4 4 CROSSWORDSOLUTION Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Andy Cooney, direct from his sold out performances at CarnegieH all Irish Americas Favorite Son comes to the South Florida Community College stage with some of Americas most loved music. Surrounding himself withq uality artists, Cooneys Forever Irish will be held at 1 :30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, HighlandsC ampus. With his outstanding voice a nd dynamic stage presence, Cooney is a favorite among American and Irish audiences. He is a musician, songwriter, vocalist, and truee ntertainer. His immediate rapport with people, his boyi sh charm and good looks, and his delight in entertaining create a dynamic atmos-p here. He has enlisted the Irish S opranos to bring a celebration of happiness to the afternoon. The Irish Sopranosh ave sensational voices, stunning good looks, extensive training, and international e xperience. The sopranos Wendy Dwyer, Kay Lynch, a nd Deirdre Masterson have had extensive classical training and each possesses a very distinctive, individual voice. Their delivery of them usic of their homeland is passionate, commanding, and brilliant. Also joining Cooney on stage are the Darrah Carr Dancers. The past decade has seen an explosion of popular-i ty for Irish dance. These exciting dancers are s ure to dazzle the audience with traditional Irish step and contemporary modern dance,a great combination providing a meeting place for the cultures of Ireland and America. To complete Forever Irish, C ooney and The Irish Sopranos will be accompanied by Cooneys World Famous Irish Band, lead by musical director Brian Moran. Cooneys band will feature Mitch Reilly on flutea nd whistles, percussionist Jimmy Kelly, and guitarist C olm Graham. The 2012 Matinee Series is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Bassetti, Lampe and Kiefer Hearing Aid Center, Inc., and The Palms of Sebring Retirement Community. T ickets range from $20 to $24 and may be purchased online at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting theS FCC Box Office from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. MondayF riday in the front of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive. SFCC presents Forever Irish ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Bobby Lewis Jazz Quartet featuring pianist Jim Ryan presents a stellar evening of jazz music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2 in the SFCC UniversityC enter Auditorium. This is the final performance of the Jazz Series, which is held in the intimate 245-seat auditorium. Lewis and Ryan have performed together for more than 25 years, each having built ar eputation as world class musicians, wellrespected by their musical peers. They have an uncanny sense of each others musical direction in improvisational settings, often playing the same material differently each time a piece is performed. They have per-f ormed many duo concerts, jazz festivals and larger group concerts together. Lewis t oured and recorded with Jack Teagarden, Tex Beneke and the Modernaires, and has been conductor, music director, and featureds oloist with Peggy Lee. The musical menu will include varied g enres of jazz including standards, ballads, swing, be-bop, latin jazz, originals, vocals, and some unusual tunes. For this concert, bassist Jamie Ousley and drummer Marty Campfield, both froms outheast Florida, will round out the quartet. The SFCC Jazz Series Season Sponsors a re Tom and Nancy Mitchell, John and Evelyn Mills, and an anonymous donor. Ticket prices are $20 and $22 and may be p urchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by c alling the SFCC Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in thef ront of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive Trumpeter Bobby Lewis returns to SFCC Jazz Series Courtesy photo Bobby Lewis Jazz Quartet featuring Jim Ryan will provide a night of jazz music during the final performance of South Florida Community Colleges Jazz Series on Friday. Courtesy photo A ndy Cooney brings some of Americas most loved music to t he South Florida Community College Theatre for the P erforming Arts on March 6. Russian billionaire, Nets owner wins Internet fame with rap


C M Y K Page 6CNews-SunSunday, February 26, 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 listingin this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 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. Worshiping 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 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; 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. childrens 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 withC hildrens 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 6p .m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL33852 (863ebsite: www.fbclp.com. Email: information@fbclp.com. 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 theR OC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. 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, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at6 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, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. 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. Anursery 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 a nd 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 382-3695 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, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; 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. Alzheimers 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; (863 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, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; 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, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the 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. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. 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, FL33870; 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, FL33825-1118. 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 Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. 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 Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck routeAvonPark. 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 B y CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticLOS ANGELES Billy Crystal is back tonight as host of the Academy Awards,a responsibility hes held eight times before. By now, the 63-year-old comedian is a pro at this a reliable, familiar choicew hos beloved and admired by his peers. And hes achieved that status in this business through his many indeliblec omic roles. Here are five of his best roles.When Harry Met Sally ... (1989Easily THE performance o f Crystals career. Everyone involved here is at the height of his or her powers: MegR yan, director Rob Reiner, writer Nora Ephron (who e arned an Oscar nomination for her screenplay). Its got a retro romantic comedy vibe with a directness that makes it a modern classic; a WoodyA llen rip-off, yes, but with a charm all its own. Crystal is a t his snappy, sarcastic best but he has a sweetness, too, a s the neurotic Harry, who keeps running into Ryans high-strung Sally as they struggle to navigate the complex dating scene ofM anhattan. They are, of course, meant for each other, and Crystal was a surprisingly convincing romantic lead. This movie would be castt otally differently today. It would star Channing Tatum or Ryan Reynolds, someone great-looking. Maybe Seth Rogen. Maybe. Monsters Inc.(2001M an, this movie made me cry. I mean, its one of the greatest Pixar films, andC rystal has a delightful interplay with John G oodman as a couple of monsters who inadvertently befriend a little girl theyres upposed to frighten. But it takes a heart-wrenching turn, a nd that emotional impact comes from both the writing and the performances. Crystal lends his voice to Mike Wazowski, a green,o ne-eyed ball who looks like a hyperactive lime with s pindly arms and legs. His high-pitched, whiny shtick p rovides the perfect contrast for Goodmans rich, gravelly v ocal tones, and he brings great energy to this fast-talking, lovable little dude.The Princess Bride (1987One of the greatest comedies of all time, of course, and a sentimental favorite ofm ine growing up. Reiners fairy tale has a strong e nsemble cast full of great, memorable performances. T hat includes Crystals as Miracle Max, the disgruntled f ormer employee of the evil Prince Humperdinck who creates a magical pill thatb rings the swashbuckling hero Westley back to life. B ecause hes only mostly dead, you see. Crystal described the character, with his exaggerated nose and ears and wild, gray hair, asl ooking like a combination of former New York Yankees m anager Casey Stengel and his grandmother. He and C arol Kane have a lively, old-school banter as a bickering but loving husband and wife, like something out of a Borscht Belt comedy rou-t ine, and while hes only in one scene, its a standout. Throw Momma From the Train (1987I always admired the fact that everyone involved here has the decency to acknowl-e dge that theyre stealing from Strangers on a Train, which happens to be myf avorite Hitchcock film. This is not an homage, this is outright theft, but its respect-f ul, and with a comic twist. In Danny DeVitos directing d ebut, he and Crystal co-star as two guys with nothing in common but the desire toh ave someone killed, so they agree to swap murders to a void suspicion. Crystal, who plays an author, serves as the frustrated straight man among larger-than-life figures an abusive ogre of am other, a skittish mommas boy. And every writer can r elate to the anxiety of looking at a blank page (or s creen) and not being able to get past the words The night was ....Soap (1977-81OK. So this is a bit of a cheat because its a televi-s ion performance. But the role was so groundbreaking, Crystal was so good in it and the show was so culturally significant, I had to includei t. In this nighttime parody of daytime soap operas, Crystal played Jodie Dallas, an openly gay character functioning as a major figure on network television, a rari-t y at the time. His inclusion drew criticism both from r eligious conservatives as well as gays, who believed the character perpetuateds ome negative stereotypes. Actually, he was one of the m ore grounded and low-key characters in a show full of eccentrics and melodramatic weirdoes. It was an early indicator o f great things to come. Think of any other examples? Share them with AP MovieC ritic Christy Lemire at h ttp://twitter.com/christylemire. Five favorite performances by Oscars host Billy Crystal ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT MCT Billy Crystal returns to host the Academy Awards tonight.


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, February 26, 2012Page 7C 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-mailr edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com The church is at 839 Howes Way,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 9a .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, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: 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. 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 City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day 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 WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park 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 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALCAmerican Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS 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 roundfice phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 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, 6-7:30 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, 8 a.m. and 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. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, 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 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lords 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 Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and 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. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of 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 Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org P RESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morn-i ng 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: covpres@strato.net ; 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, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; 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, FL33870. 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 school and nursery and childrens ministry;7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday 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, 6990132. 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 as pecial Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of 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, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863 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 the 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,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship 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 P ark, FL33825. (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 S hawl 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 Methodis t 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 Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. 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 98The 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. Were 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 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT H ARDCOVER FICTION 1. Private Games by James Patterson & Mark Sullivan (Little, Brown 2. Kill Shot by Vince Flynn (Atria 3. The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice (Knopf 4. Defending Jacob by W illiam Landay (Delacorte 5. Ive Got Your N umber by Sophie Kinsella (Dial Press 6. Death Comes to P emberley by P.D. 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C M Y K Page 8CNews-SunSunday, February 26, 2012www.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 1 0.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 3 3 5 5 2 2 Pine flatwoods are the mosta bundant plant community in Florida. These areas are characterized by low,f lat land with poorly drained, acidic, sandy soil. Before the first Europeanss ettled in Florida, pine forests were much different then they are now. Historically, frequent lightning strikes would burn through the pine flatwoods form iles and miles until the flames reached a natural fire break. These r egular fires caused the forest to be open with a low understory of plants, making way for the wildlifet hat inhabited the area. With the introduction of humans, t he forest took on many changes. For example, clearing the land for agricultural purposes to grow crops and raise livestock changed the natural landscape. Many areas werec leared for timber, roads and other land uses. As more and more peop le moved to Florida, housing and other buildings were needed, causing even more changes to the oncep ristine ecosystem. Exotic plants and animals were introduced to the p ine forests completely changing the make up of the natural areas. These changes, through the y ears, have caused the pine flatwoods to have less frequent or no wild fires. This results in a denser u nderstory as well as less diversity in the age of the pines. While these c hanges have resulted in less open space and added shrubby groundcover, they still serve as important forests. Many valuable products come from pine flatwoods such ast imber, sap, resins, and cellulose. Since frequent fire is no longer an option in most areas, timbering has become one way of keeping the pine forests opened up. The trees that are removed from pine forests are used as pulp wood to makep aper products, timber for building, and some of the sickly, thin trees are used to make mulch. Pine s ap, resins and cellulose are utilized in many ways. Items such as p aint thinner, varnish, rayon, soap, makeup, perfume, shampoo, chewing gum and ice cream are just some of the products made from the fluids of the pine trees. P ine flatwoods have poorly drained soils. The soil in these areas may be wet most of the year due to poor runoff. If the forest is in a low area, the land may hold water for many months out of the year. Although the soil is sandy,c lay deposits below the surface may cause the water to form ponds and other watering holes commonl y found in pine forests. The pine needles that fall from t he trees cause the soil to be acidic. This, combined with the limestone bedrock, makes for poor soil quality. Even though plant matter may decay and contribute to an organicl ayer, the sandy texture of the soil causes the nutrients to leach out leaving very little behind. As a result, the plants that grow in these areas are limited to those that can tolerate acidic soil and adapt to the drought and flood cycles. A ll pine flatwoods have an overstory of pines with an understory of shrubs and grasses. Today, t he most common pine is the Slash. Historically the longleaf was more a bundant; unfortunately, most of these pines have been cut down for land development and timber. The slash pine is a hardier, faster growing tree. As a result, the slash pineh as become the dominant pine tree in Florida. Some of the plants that thrive in the pine flatwoods include wiregrass, gallberry, palmetto, fetterbush, American beautyberry, wax myrtle and blueberry. Many ani-m als depend on these and other vegetation to survive in this harsh community. Pine flatwoods are an essential habitat for many species of wildlife. These creatures noto nly find forage here, but depend on the shrubs and grasses for nesting purposes. They also seek refuge for predators in the understory. W et areas provide homes and forage for many species of amphibians and reptiles. Awide diversity including oak toads, eastern box turtles, Pinewoods tree frogs, Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes,a nd the endangered indigo snakes can be found in these ecosystems. M ammals such as the black bear, Florida panther, white-tailed deer, gray fox, raccoon, cottontail rabbita nd gray fox make the pine forest home or use it as a corridor to o ther plant communities. The pine flatwoods provide an annual home to many birds. Pine warblers, brown-headed nuthatch, Bachmans sparrow, great-hornedo wls, American kestrel, wild turkey, bob-white quail, red-cocka ded woodpeckers and bald eagles seek out the old-growth pines. These pine forests are unique a nd valuable to Floridas landscape. Not only do they provide h omes and forage to countless species of wildlife, but they also provide necessary products toh umans. Many threatened and endangered species are found in the pine flatwoods. It is vital that w e, as good stewards of the land, make sure that our pine forests are h ealthy and protected so that future generations may enjoy the same benefits that we do. C orine Burgess is and Environmental S pecialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Abundant pine flatwoods are important ecosystems OUTDOORS Courtesy photo P ine flatwoods are characterized by an overstory of pines with an understory of saw palmetto, gallberry, fett erbush, wiregrass, and other shrubs. News From The W atershed C orine Burgess


C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Awarm and windy Friday gave way to cooler temps amid a stiffer breeze Saturday morning as the Heartland Conference tennis tournament moved into itsfinal stages. All five singles finals were getting underway, with the host Lady Blue Streaks represented in each and facing a Hardee player in four of them. Kaley Walter got the better of Summer Palmer at No. 1, winning 6-1, 6-3 to claim the conference title. Nisha Patel also charged to a win, besting left-hander Ashley Baker at No. 2 by 6-0, 6-1 scores. Joy Donglasan took on Taylor Pohl at No. 3 and wasted no time in claiming the title, winning by 6-0, 60 scores, and Morgan Heston followed suit in her match with Caroline Durrance at No. 5, winning 6-0, 6-0. The only exception was at No. 4, where Lake Placids Claire LeBlanc advanced to the finals to face Sebrings Kelly Broen. But thats where the sophomores run ended as Broen took the trophy witha 6-0, 6-1 win. Two rounds of doubles matches were still left to play, with the semifinals and finals slated for late Saturday morning and early afternoon. Pohl and Palmer were to face Walter and Donglas an in a No. 1 doubles semifinal match, with Lake Placids Deta Waller and Stephanie Rodriguez set to play DeSotos Alejandra Plymale and Carolina Garcia in the other. At No. 2 doubles, Nancy Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Special STARS atheltes were treated to some special entertainment during their Senior Games on Feb. 13. Terry Derbyshire, a resident at Reflections on Silver Lake in Avon Park, played his bagpipes for the athletes after their competition. As Derbyshire played his bagpipes out by the shuffleboard courts, he turned toward the clubhouse and the athletes marched behind him in single file inside the building for the awards presentation. Derbyshire played several tunes for the athletes once they were seated. Residents at Reflections on Silver Lake spent the past three weeks helping athletes with disabilities compete in horseshoes, shuffleboard and bocce. Rain delayed the competition which was suppose to be Feb. 6 but it finally was played on Monday, Feb. 13. Approximately 50 senior athletes with disabilities competed for ribbons in each sport. All athletes received awards for their accomplishments at the Senior Games during a ceremony in the clubhouse after enjoying a pizza party. Winning first place ribbons in shuffleboard were Richy Rossner, Tamara Anna, Sarah Moore, Deb Weisgerber, Francesca DiMeglio, Terry Richardson, Eva Monk and Bill Sobczak. Second-place winners were Charles Hodgkinson, Hormel Biggs, Hugh Sims, Bryan Bishop, Jimmy Phipps, Jim Kentfield, Amy SPORTS D SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, February 26, 2012 CLASSIFIED PA GE4D Courtesy photo Special STARS athlete Alex Lopez prepares to roll his bocce ball down the court as opponent Mac Smith watches. STARS athletes march to a different beat at competition See STARS, Page 3D News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN B lue Streak Gunnar Westergom gets back just before the tag of Green Dragon Morgan Lott. R uns and runners were at a premium Friday night in Lake Placids 1-0 win. B y DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The Blue Streaks opened up their tracka nd field season in fine fashion Thursday at Firemens Field. The boys dominated, more t han doubling up the field with 119 points. L ake Placid was next with 50, Hardee third at 46 and L ake Region fourth with 43. The Lady Streaks held off a L ake Region surge to win with 116.5 to the Thunders 105. Hardee was third at 28.5 and the Lady Dragons fourth with 10. For the Sebring gals, Taylor Tubbs had the big day, anchoring the winning 4X800 relay team, with Hannah Schroeder, Cassandra Marentes and Allie Mann, and cruising to easy wins in both the 1,600and 3,200-meter runs. Her time of 5:24 in the 1,600 was more than 25 seconds ahead of the secondplace finisher, while her 11:49.31 in the 3,200 was 1:11.28 out in front and set a Sebring school record to boot. I actually broke my own school record, Tubbs said. My original personal record was 12:01, but last night I ran an 11:49. Felt good doing it, and it was an extremly consistant and well-paced race. Another big day was had by Destiny McCartney, who won both hurdles distances, while Shalontay Rose won the triple Streaks stride past pack News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE T aylor Tubbs is off and running after taking the baton from Allie Mann in the 4X800 relay team win. Tubbs would pick up two other wins at Thursdays meet, and break a school record in the process. See SEBRING, Page 8D B y LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID It doest take a district-title, nor a high-scoring game to make f or a great night of baseball. As a matter of fact, some might prefer to see hometown rivalries go toe-to-toe in an old-fashioned pitchers duel, as was the case Friday night as Lake Placid hosted S ebring and came out on top w ith a 1-0 win. Much of the game was a battle between the pitching staffs, seeing a combined total of just six hits for the night. Leading the Dragon defensive effort was Tyler Carr t oeing the rubber, while Aaron Hart took the mound for the Streaks. Both offenses were kept in c heck as the two hurlers continued to hang zeros on the board. Inning after inning it went, with neither team posing m uch of a threat to score. Inning after inning, the g oose eggs went up and the tensions grew ever tighter until the bottom of the seventh. It was a great ball game said Sebring head coach Buck Rapp. Both guys threw their hearts out. The home field advantagepertains to the fact that the hosts are given the final three outs to earn the win, or to not take their last at-bats hould they be ahead. L ake Placid would take full advantage of these crucial three outs after seeing six-and-a-half scoreless innings. With two down in the bottom of the seventh, Rufino A Dragon slaying See LP, Page 3D S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING The Sebring 60s Softball League was in make-upm ode, doubling up on Wednesday, Feb. 22. In a twin-bill reminiscent of the Windy CityC rosstown Classic, the White Sox took both ends o f the double header with the Cubs, 16-13 and 11-4. C urt Brown tallied six hits on the day, while Gary S teeves and Ray Trudell each had a home run among their three hits. Steve Blazing also added a round-tripper and two singles, Craig Sutcliffe had three hits and George Lavoie ripped a triple. John Kloet was the winning pitcher in each contest. Even with four hits from Bobby Richards and three from Don Dobbert and Fred Richardson in the first game, the Cubs couldnt quite get over the edge for pitcher Rudy Pribble. The Cub offense couldt get much going in the second game, with two hits each from Gene Tomlinson, Larry Ambuhl and John Buja, as Pribble took the loss again. On the other field, the A ngels and Red Sox split t heir two games, with the Sox taking a 19-18 win b efore the Halos came back to take the second contest, 18-17. In the opener, the Red Sox got a grand slam home run from Earl R ichardson and three hits each from Jesse Hathaway, Moe Pier, Bill Todd, Bob Poulin and Dick Ostreck. Ostreck got the win after Jim Radcliffe had put the team ahead with the g ame-winning homer. Tom McNally, Charlie Quinn and Gene Phillips all had three hits apiece for the Angels in the opener. In the nightcap, McNally had a triple, double and single, Quinn had a homer and two singles and Woody Woodward had a homer, double and sing le in the winning effort. Russ Moody added four hits, Roy Petrowicz three and Quinn got the win on the mound. F red Knell, Mel Gross, Moe Pier, Harry Bell and Sebring 60s double up on the 22nd See SENIORS, Page 3D News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Nisha Patel locks in before hammering this backhand in Saturday mornings No. 2 singles final at the Heartland Conference meet at Sebring. Lady Streak singles sweep See STREAKS, Page 3D


C M Y K Elks Golf TournamentSEBRING The Sebring Elks Lodge #1529 monthly golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club on Monday, March 5, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is only $32, which includes golf, c art, a lunch buffet with multiple choices and the prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com or leave a m essage at 471-3295. Check in no later than 7:40 a.m. in the P ro Shop.YMCA Soccer sign-upSEBRING The YMCASpring Soccer sign-up deadline is Monday, Feb. 27. This league is for ages 3-14. For questions call 382-9622.McFarling Golf ScrambleSEBRING SpringLake Golf Resort will be hosting the 6th Annual James McFarling Golf Scramble on Saturday, March 10, on the Panther Creek course. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Cost of the four-person, flighted scramble will be $50 per person, which includes team prizes, closest to the pin awards and lunch, which will follow in Michaels Restaurant. There will be a $10,000 Hole In One prize on No. 16, as well as major prize packages on all Par 3s. Proceeds benefit the Highlands County Sertoma Jr. Golf Tour Scholarship Fund. To register, or for more information, contact John Delaney at 655-3686.Scholarship GolfSEBRING The Second Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be on Saturday, 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 cart 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. F or questions call Alvin Walters at 3815706 or Jerome Matthews at 273-2533. Submit entries by Monday, March 26. All proceeds benefit college-bound s enior graduates, Class of 2012.Art League Golf ClassicA VONPARK Pinecrest Golf Club will host the 2nd Annual Golf Classic to benefit the programs of Highlands Art League on Saturday, March 10. Coffee and doughnuts will be available at the 7:30 a.m. registration, and play will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Cohan Radio Group is sponsoring the $2000 Hole-in-One contest, and team prizes are provided by Barben Fruit Company. The cost is $55 per person with $5 mulligans available. Players are flighted by handicap, individuals are welcome. Free refreshments will be served during play with lunch and awards to follow. There will be door prizes and raffles with something to appeal to everyone! To sign up, call Barb Hall at 452-0512 or the pro shop at 453-7555.Cattlemen Golf TourneySEBRING The Highlands County Cattlemen Association will be hosting its Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 10, at the Sebring Municipal Golf Course. The four-person scramble format will tee off with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $60 per player, with teams being seeded according to handicap. Door prizes will be available and a steak lunch is provided as well. For more information, contact Andrew Fells by phone at 381-0183 or by email at andrew.fells@yahoo.com EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Philadelphia2014.588 New York1718.486312Boston1517.4694 Toronto1023.303912New Jersey1025.2861012Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami277.794 Orlando2213.629512Atlanta2014.5887 Washington726.2121912Charlotte428.12522 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago278.771 Indiana2112.6365 Cleveland1318.41912 Milwaukee1320.39413 Detroit1124.31416WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio2410.706 Dallas2113.6183 Houston2014.5884 Memphis1915.5595 New Orleans825.2421512Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City277.794 Portland1816.5299 Denver1817.514912Minnesota1717.50010 Utah1517.46911 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers2011.645 L.A. Lakers2014.588112Golden State1317.433612Phoenix1420.412712Sacramento1122.33310 ___ Thursdays Games Miami 102, New York 88 Atlanta 83, Orlando 78 San Antonio 114, Denver 99 Oklahoma City 100, L.A. Lakers 85 Fridays Games No Games, All-Star weekend Saturdays Games No Games, All-Star weekend Sundays Game 2012 All-Star Game, 7:30 p.m. LEAGUE LEADERS Scoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL35121796628.4 Durant, OK34320494827.9 James, MIA32622590327.4 Love, MIN25823479925.0 Westbrook, OK30316679923.5 Ellis, GOL23913365122.4 Aldridge, POR28913471322.3 D. Williams, NJ25316875622.2 Griffin, LAC27211866321.4 Howard, ORL25818670220.1 Nowitzki, DAL21413458719.6 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Howard, ORL12640853415.3 Love, MIN13231744914.0 Bynum, LAL10328038312.8 Griffin, LAC10225035211.4 Cousins, SAC14521836311.3 Gasol, LAL10625536110.6 Humphries, NJ12321433710.5 Gortat, PHX9026535510.4 Gasol, MEM7326934210.1 Noah, CHI1252123379.9 Assists GAMESASTAVG Nash, PHX3133910.9 Rondo, BOS222109.5 Calderon, TOR332958.9 Paul, LAC262238.6 Rubio, MIN342848.4 D. Williams, NJ342788.2 Parker, SAN332668.1 Rose, CHI251927.7 Lowry, HOU322447.6 Wall, WAS332517.6 Steals GAMESSTLAVG Conley, MEM32792.47 Rubio, MIN34802.35 Paul, LAC26592.27 Shumpert, NYK28562.00 Lowry, HOU32631.97 Allen, MEM31591.90 Iguodala, PHL34631.85 Westbrook, OK34631.85 James, MIA33581.76 Teague, ATL34581.71 Blocked Shots GamesBLKAVG Ibaka, OKC341093.21 McGee, WAS33882.67 Jordan, LAC31802.58 Howard, ORL35772.20 Gasol, MEM34742.18 Smith, ATL34712.09 Bynum, LAL30612.03 Dalembert, HOU34651.91EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers3815682164122 New Jersey3521474169164 Philadelphia3320773198183 Pittsburgh3421573186160 N.Y. Islanders2627860144179 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3620375195136 Ottawa3222872190185 Toronto2925765182186 Buffalo2727761152177 Montreal24281058161171 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Winnipeg3026767161178 Florida27201266146165 Washington3026565165174 Tampa Bay2727660169201 Carolina23261258160184WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit4118385194145 St. Louis3717781155123 Nashville3519777170158 Chicago3322773192182 Columbus1836743142203 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver4016686201151 Calgary28231066146165 Colorado3127466160169 Minnesota2725963135160 Edmonton2430654161178 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose3220771172149 Phoenix3121971161154 Dallas3226468162169 Los Angeles27221266129135 Anaheim26251062157173 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Anaheim 3, Carolina 2, SO Minnesota 3, Florida 2, SO Vancouver 4, Detroit 3, SO St. Louis 3, Nashville 2, SO Phoenix 4, Calgary 3, SO San Jose 2, Toronto 1 Winnipeg 4, Tampa Bay 3 Dallas 3, Chicago 1 Edmonton 2, Philadelphia 0 Fridays Games N.Y. Islanders 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, SO Buffalo 2, Boston 1, SO Vancouver 2, New Jersey 1 Washington 4, Montreal 1 Colorado 5, Columbus 0 Dallas 4, Minnesota 1 Saturdays Games Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, late St. Louis at Winnipeg, late Phoenix at Edmonton, late Washington at Toronto, late Boston at Ottawa, late Buffalo at N.Y. Rangers, late Florida at Carolina, late Colorado at Detroit, late Chicago at Los Angeles, late San Jose at Nashville, late Philadelphia at Calgary, late Sundays Games Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 1 p.m. Columbus at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Vancouver at Dallas, 3 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Ottawa, 5 p.m. Montreal at Florida, 5 p.m. San Jose at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Chicago at Anaheim, 7 p.m.SCORING LEADERSPlayerGames GAPTS Stamkos, TB60433073 Malkin, PIT53334073 Giroux, PHI56234770 Spezza, OTT62273966 H. Sedin, VAN62135366 Kessel, TOR61313465 D. Sedin, VAN61283563 Lupul, TOR61233962 Eberle, EDM56273360 Tavares, NYI61243660 Karlsson, OTT61134760 4 tied with 59 ptsBASEBALLAmerican League KANSAS CITY ROYALSAgreed to terms with INF Alcides Escobar and INF Johnny Giavotella on one-year contracts. National League HOUSTON ASTROSAgreed to terms with OF Fernando Martinez, LHP Sergio Escalona and RHP Wilton Lopez on one-year contracts. American Association LAREDO LEMURSSigned RHP Chad Nading. LINCOLN SALTDOGSSigned RHP David Slovak and RHP Jeremy Brewer. WINNIPEG GOLDEYESReleased RHP Jamie Vermilyea. Frontier League GATEWAY GRIZZLIESReleased OF Kevin Deese. NORMAL CORNBELTERSSigned RHP Daniel Britt. RIVER CITY RASCALSSold the contract of RHP Alex Smith to New York (AL North Atlantic League SAN ANGELO COLTSAcquired C Michael Pair from Fort Worth for future considerations.B ASKETBALLWNBA NEW YORK LIBERTYAgreed to terms with G Kelly Miller.FOOTBALLNational Football League KANSAS CITY CHIEFSSigned DB Jacques Reeves.HOCKEYNational Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSSigned G Carter Hutton to a one-year contract and assigned him to Rockford (AHL COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETSRecalled RW Cam Atkinson from Springfield (AHL DALLAS STARSAssigned F Matt Fraser to Texas (AHL EDMONTON OILERSSigned F Ales Hemsky to a two-year contract extension. FLORIDA PANTHERSReassigned D Tyson Strachan to San Antonio (AHL LOS ANGELES KINGSAgreed to a twoyear contract extension with D Willie Mitchell. NASHVILLE PREDATORSTraded F Jerred Smithson to Florida for a 2012 sixth-round draft pick. Reassigned D Ryan Ellis to Milwaukee (AHL NEW JERSEY DEVILSSent LW Stephane Veilleux to Albany (AHL Acquired D Marek Zidlicky from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for D Kurtis Foster, F Nick Palmieri, F Stephane Veilleux, Washingtons second-round draft choice in the 2012 draft and a conditional choice in 2013. OTTAWA SENATORSRecalled G Robin Lehner from Binghamton (AHL ST. LOUIS BLUESRecalled D Ian Cole from Peoria (AHL TORONTO MAPLE LEAFSPlaced F Darryl Boyce and F Jay Rosehill on waivers. American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERSTraded D Benn Olson to Houston for future considerations. Agreed to terms with F Scott Howes, F Kael Mouillierat and D Jon Landry. GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINSSigned G Dustin Carlson. ECHL ECHLFined Colorados Ben Chiarot an undisclosed amount for a major penalty for elbowing in a Feb. 22 game against Ontario. Fined the Greenville organization an undisclosed amount for failure to record the Feb. 19 game against Toledo in its entirety. ELMIRA JACKALSAnnounced G Brian Stewart was recalled by Binghamton (AHLF Martin Moucha. Signed G Nick Niedert.COLLEGEFLORIDASigned football coach Will Muschamp to a contract extension through 2016. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: JV Baseball at LaBelle,6 p.m.; Boys Tennis at LaBelle,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.LaBelle,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball vs.Avon Park,5:30/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Baseball vs.Frostproof,6 p.m.; Softball vs.Gateway Charter,6 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs.DeSoto,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis at DeSoto,4 p.m.; Track and Field hosts meet,4:45 p.m. Sebring TUESDAY: JV Baseball at Avon Park,6 p.m.; Softball vs.Okeechobee,5/7 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs.Lake Wales,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.Lake Wales,4 p.m. THURSDAY: Baseball vs.Lake Wales,7 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Haines City,4 p.m.; Track and Field at Lake Placid,4:45 p.m.; Boys Weightlifting vs.Lake Placid,4:30 p.m. SFCC MONDAY: Baseball vs.College of Central Florida,5 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball at Broward,4 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball vs.Lake Sumter,5 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball vs.Seminole State,4 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball at Pasco-Hernando,2 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Boys Tennis vs.Tenoroc,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Tenoroc,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.Sebring,6 p.m.; Softball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Track and Field at Bartow,4:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Baseball vs.Fort Meade,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Oasis Christian Academy, 6 :30 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs.Hardee,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.Hardee,4 p.m. N N B B A A S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 2 012 NBA All-Star Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, February 26, 2012Page 3D SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; feb. ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 4 4 3 3 7 7 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 1 1 3 3 Courtesy photo Volunteer Susan Vilberg (centerARS athlete Rene Herrera line up his puck in shuffleboard compet ition while Debbie Weisgerber waits for her turn. Matthews and Carlita Hawkins. Third-place winners were Janet May, Frances Goff, Josh Croston, Rene Herrera, Perry Bright, Timmy Cypress, Amelia Titus and Bobby Brewington. Fourth-place winners were Tim Johnson, Bobby Byrd, Kenny Roberts and Kerrie Baker. In bocce, the first-place winners were Minnie Sue Reid and Sandra Harper. Second-place winners were Sharon Carpenter,L orraine Steeves, Helena S pies and Alex Lopez. Mac Smith and Rob Ward won third place. First-place winners in horseshoes were Bill Wheeler and Mike Babich. Second-place winners were John Smith and R aymond Jackson. Third-place winners were Joe Singha, Ronnie Gladson and Emily Harrison, while Tim Dowdy got fourth place. Continued from 1D STARS see long list of medal winners Guttierez and Morgan Lott came to the plate with backto-back hits up the middle with Lotts earning the first and only run of the night in the Dragons favor. This win is a bit of a djvu phenomenon for the Dragons, who just came off a 2-1 win over LaBelle after going in to extra innings the night before. ou can play a lot of ball, and something like thatw ont happen, said Dragon h ead coach Dan Coomes. It was a good two games to win. Carr was at a 69-percent strike average tonight; we played hard and did what we were supposed to do. C oomes went on to explain that the Dragons have been struggling with single-inning ruts of repeated errors that often costs them the game and complimented the teams positive transition the last two outings. e just need to stay f ocused and we will continue to play well. Sparks will be sure to fly again in a weeks time when Sebring and Lake Placid will go at it once again on Firemans field, after Sebring plays host to Lake Wales on Thursday. Continued from 1D LP takes nail-biting, pitchers duel over Streaks N ews-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Rufino Guttierez nabs this p op fly and would get a crucial hit in Lake Placids seventh-inning rally to beat Sebring Friday. Dick Ostreck had three hits each, Bob Poulin had two doubles, but it wasnt enough for the Sox. In league action on Monday, Feb. 20, the Red Sox edged the Cubs, 19-18, with Hathaway, Ostreck, Poulin and Harry Bell each contributing three hits. Bell blasted a homer and Radcliffe two triples and two doubles to get Ostreck the win on the mound. Dobbert paced the Cubs with a home run and three singles, Eddie Linberg added four singles and Fred Richardson had three hits. The White Sox then blasted the Angels, 25-11, with four hits each from Curt BrownGary Steeves and Bob Roth. Don Cunningham and winning pitcher John Kloet each had three hits. Les Osbeck lead the Angels with four hits, with Gene Phillips and Russ Moody adding three apiece. Continued from 1D Seniors slug it out in 60s League Special to the News-SunSEBRING On Thursday, Feb. 23, Silent Salesman played host to Royal Palms Bowling Center in what turned out to be a real nail biter in Sebring 70s Softball League action. The lead changed hands s everal times through the first seven innings. The Salesman held a 1714 advantage going into thee ighth inning when the Palmsbottom of the batting o rder scored two times and had the tying run on third b ase. With the Palmspowerful t op of the order coming up, the Salesmans defense held on for a thrilling 17-16 win. Contributing to the best Salesmans team effort of the season was Kyle Saunders lacking only a triple for the cycle. Bob Roth had 4-for-4, Fred Moore and Richard Godfrey had three hits each, including a double. Rapping out three hits each were Ken Filppula, Jerry Murphy and Mel Gross. Royal PalmsDon Cunningham went 3-for-3, including his usual home run. Dick Schiltz was 4-for-4 with a double and triple. Bob Iott and Bob MacCarrack each hit a triple. Millers Heating and Air Conditioning toppled Buttonwood Bay 30-13. Bobby Fulcher had two home runs, two triples and a double. Victor Rodriquez hit a home run, a double and single. Doug Hammond hit a homer, Don Sheets went for two doubles, John Schmidt had a triple and Pete Mathews a double. Buttonwoods top hitters of the day, with four hits each, were John Degnen and Nelson Richardson. All having three hits were Rollie Carlson, Rick Vancuren and Diz Jones. Allstate Insurance and Highlands Merchants hada nother close-scoring game with Allstate coming out winners, 18-15. Merchantstop hitters w ere Don Day with a home run and a double, Bob Fox had a homer in his five hits a nd Ross Anderson earned a triple. D ick Ostreck had four hits and Harry Bell, Chuck O Mally and Sid Collins each had three hits. Allstates home run batters were Gene Phillips, Russ Moody and Gene Hanford. Rudy Pribble had a double in his three hits. Sebring Seventy Softball League on Tuesday, Feb. 21 was a very lucky day for the Buttonwood Bay squad at Highlands County Sports Complex. They won their first game of the Season by a 19-16 score over Royal Palms Bowling Center, which has the seasons most wins. Buttonwoods Jim Munroe went 3-for-4 with a home run. Diz Jones had a triple and having three hits each were Jack Grosso, Fred Boyd and Nelson Richardson. Rollie Carlson, the winning pitcher, had four hits. Royal PalmsDon Cunningham again had two home runs in four times at the plate. Dick Schiltz was 4-for-5, while Bob Iott, Shaun Kilduff and Don Knowlto n each had three hits. S ilent Salesman play ed Allstate Insurance hoping to move into a tie for third place in the league standings. A s expected, both team s p layed hard with the lead changing hands five times in the first five innings. Allstate put the brakes o n the Salesman scoring in the last three innings for a welldeserved 19-14 win. Allstates Ross Spider McMinn lead the top batters with two home runs in his five times at bat. Bill Todd and Rud y Pribble each were creditedw ith a double, while Jerry Kaufman and Eddie Lindberg both went 5-for-5. H aving a good day at bat for the Salesman was Kyle Saunders with a long triple in his three-hit day. Fred Moore pounded out four singles and Ken Filppula and Richard Godfrey had three hits each. Highlands Merchants had a winning game of 20-12 over Millers Heating and Air Conditioning. MerchantsBob Fahnestock circled the bases, Richard Birkholz was 4-for-4 with two doubles and Harry Bell and Bob Fox were each credited with a double. Don Day was 5-for-5. MillersRon Lewis missed the cycle by a single hit, having a home run, triple and double. Doug Hammond missed the cycle minus a triple. Bobby Fulcher had two doubles and Don Sheets smacked a two-bagger as well. Sebring 70s piling up the runs Courtesy photo More than 80 Special STARS athletes hosted a tailgating party on Thursday, Feb. 23, at South Florida Community College in Avon Park prior to watching the Panthers baseball team play against Seminole State College. Special STARS athletes Bill Sobczak (right Sebring, and Nicole Lewis, of Avon Park, talk with SFCC third baseman Tyler Andersona fter the game and got pictures and several autographs from the players. Sobczak got to throw out the first pitch for the game. He was chosen to represent the special athletes because he has won the top special athlete award for two years in a row at the Special STARS Softball Classic which will be coming up on March 24 this year. Although the Panthers lost 6-4, the Special STARS athletes enjoyed watching the game and rooted for their home team. A day at the SFCC ballpark for STARS News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lake Placid sophomore Claire LeBlanc reached the No. 4 Singles final of the Heartland Conference meet, held at the Sebring courts Friday and Saturday. Her strong run ended there, however, as she fell to Sebrings Kelly Broen to settle for second place in her Conference quest. Gamez and Heide Guerrero of DeSoto were to square off with Sebrings Patel and Michaela DeVane, while the Lady Red DevilsShontonia Williams and Kathryn Welch had reached to semifinals to face Hardees Baker and Durrance. The strong play continued the Lady Streaks comeback from their only loss of the season, this past Tuesday to George Jenkins. The girls bounced back to top Bartow Thursday by a 7-0 count, though Donglasan and Broen were pushed to three sets before getting their wins at Nos 3 and 4 singles, respectively. When Jenkins came here, that was something, they were very good, head coach Janie Hollinger said. But we learned a lot from that, it wasa good experience for the girls and if we get to face them again in districts, I think we will play them much better Continued from 1D Streaks stand atop Heartland Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN


C M Y K Page 4DNews-SunSunday, February 26, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-586GCS SECTION NO. Civil MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION f/k/a MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. SHIKHA MASIH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHIKHA MASIH; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment entered on February 20, 2012 in this case in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, the real property described as: Lot 3, Block ``F'', SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VI, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 10, Page 21, in the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Address: 2925 Duane Palmer Blvd., Sebring, FL 33876 will be sold at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash, on 14th day of March, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Highlands County Courthouse, 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk DATE: February 202, 2012 February 26; March 4, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. PC 12-37 IN RE: ESTATE OF FRANK J. FUSICK, aka FRANK J. FUSICK, JR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS T he administration of the estate of FRANK J. FUSICK, aka FRANK J. FUSICK, JR., deceased, File Number PC 12-37, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 26, 2012. Personal Representative: THOMAS D. MARKOWSKI 1 15 112th Avenue NE #517 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 Attorney for Personal Representative: DOREEN DOE, P.A. P.O. Box 55037 St. Petersburg, FL 33732 (727 FL BAR #0471781 February 26; March 4, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 11-593GCS HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-OP2, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH MOORE YOUNG; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPH MOORE YOUNG; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, ET AL Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION C ONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: JOSEPH MOORE YOUNG; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPH MOORE YOUNG whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 18, BLOCK 9, SOUTHSIDE PARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO AN UNRECORDED PLAT OF SOUTHSIDE PARK SUBDIVIDION BY C.E. HAWKINS, DATED FEBRUARY 10, 1948, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF ALL OF THE NW 1/4 AND THE WEST 193.0 FEET OF THE SW 1/4 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 7, OF SECTION 26 LYING WEST OF THE A.C.L.R. R/W AND ALL OF NORTH 1/2 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 8 OF SECTION 27, ACCORDING TO THE GOVERNMENT SURVEY, LYING EAST OF S.A.L.R. R/W OF TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST IN 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 counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 3010 North Military Trail, Suite 300, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 on or before March 23, 2012 (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) 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 or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County, Florida, this 13th day of February, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff DEPUTY CLER K February 19, 26, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000841 FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION LLC, Plaintiff, vs. BARBARA A. SACK, et al, D efendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 08, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000841 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION LLC is the Plaintiff and BARBARA A. SACK; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; 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 7th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 3 AND 4, BLOCK 4, LAKE AND RANCH CLUB 2ND ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 70, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1509 Lakeshore Drive, Lorida, FL 33857 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 8, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10032177 **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. February 19, 26, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001237 LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-FF2, Plaintiff, vs. ROSEMARIE ST AMAND, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 27, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001237 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS C ounty, Florida wherein LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-FF2, is the Plaintiff and ROSEMARIE ST AMAND; TENANT #1 N/K/A EDWARD WILLIAMS 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 8th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 27, BLOCK 58, A RESUBDIVISION OF BLOCKS 58 AND 69, PLACID LAKES SECTIONS SIX AND EIGHT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 42, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 111 FOX RIDGE ROAD, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 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 8, 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 F08077069 COUNTRY-CONV--Team 2-F08077069 **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. February 19, 26, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-44 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF EARLA D. HERSHBERGER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Earla D. Hershberger, deceased, whose date of death was November 14, 2011, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-0214, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3701. The names 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3 TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3 THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 19, 2012. Personal Representative: Earl D. Hershberger 805 Armisted Street Avon Park, FL 338254203 Attorney for Personal Representative: Tanya Bell Florida Bar No. 0052924 UAW Legal Services Plan 2454 McMullen Booth Road Bldg. B-Suite 425 Clearwater, FL 33759 (727877 February 19, 26, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC-11-472 Division: ______ IN RE: THE ESTATE OF CHESTER EARL BITER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE The administration of the estate of CHESTER EARL BITER, deceased, File Number PC-11-472, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OR THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 19, 2012. Personal Representative: Jeff Biter 3601 Stonehaven Court Orlando, FL 32817 Attorney for Personal Representative: ROBERT J. SLOTKIN Fla. Bar No. 442320 600 S. Andrews Avenue, Suite 600 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Telephone: (954 Fascimile: (954 February 19, 26, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 12-39 GCS SunTrust Bank Plaintiff, vs. Shirley V. Smith; Unknown Spouse of Shirley V. Smith; Unknown Tenant #1 and Unknown Tenant #2 Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: SHIRLEY V. SMITH, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHIRLEY V. SMITH 136 WEST LAKE DAMON DRIVE, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 3, BLOCK G, AVON PARK LAKES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, AT PAGE 94, 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, Christopher Pelatti, BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC, whose address is 1501 N.W. 49th Street, Suite 200, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 on or before March 27, 2012, and file the original with the clerk of this court and in addition to the copy to Plaintiff's attorney or a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at Highlands County, Florida, this 14th day of February, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Toni Kopp DEPUTY CLERK February 19, 26, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282011CA000775A000XX ONEWEST BANK, FSB, Plantiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF MARY RUTH LUTES, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND A LL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF MARY RUTH LUTES, DECEASED. Last Known Address: Unknown Current Residence: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 8, BLOCK 2, OF SCHAFFNER ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before March 27, 2012, a date which is within thirty (30 days after the first publication of this Notice in THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that your believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 14th day of February, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk February 19, 26, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11000845GCS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT RELATING TO IMPAC SECURED ASSETS CORP., MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3 Plaintiff vs RIVERO, DANNY, ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DANNY RIVERO, 3135 NW 1ST ST, MIAMI, FL 33125 DANNY RIVERO, 205 BALLARD ROAD, AVON PARK, FL 33825 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 10, BLOCK 5, AVON PARK ESTATES, UNIT III, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 43, 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 this action, on Greenspoon Marder P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, in the NEWS SUN or on or before March 30, 2012; otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 16th day of February, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk February 26; March 4, 2012 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-55 IN RE: ESTATE OF ANNIE B. YOUNG Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of ANNIE B. YOUNG, deceased, File Number PC 12-55, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was December 7, 2011; that the total value of the estate is $38,800.00 and the name and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Billy D. Hart, 1500 Randall Rd., Sebring, Florida 33870. 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 MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 26, 2012. Person Giving Notice: Billy D. Hart 1500 Randall Rd. Sebring, Florida 33872 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: John K. McClure Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar No. 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 South Ridgewood Drive Sebring,FL 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 February 26; March 4, 2012 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads placed under the Bargain Buys discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, February 26, 2012Page 5D Highlands County Sheriffs Office Request for Proposals (RFP RFP 12-02 Inmate Telephone Services The Highlands County Sheriffs Office is seeking RFPs from qualified vendors to furnish, install, maintain and provide local and long distance telephone service for coinless inmate telephone services at the Highlands County Detention Facility. RFP with criteria, requirements, copy of scope of work may be downloaded from the web:www.highlandssheriff.org or will be provided upon written request by contacting: : Deb J. Olson, General Services Manager, Highlands County Sheriffs Office, 434 Fernleaf Avenue; Sebring, Florida 33870 Phone: 863-402-7266; Fax: 863-402-7344; or by E-Mail: dolson@highlandssheriff.org. All technical questions may be forwarded to Major David Paeplow, Highlands County Sheriffs Office, 434 Fernleaf Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 (863 A Non-Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on March 1, 2012 at 11:00a.m. at the following location: Highlands County Sheriffs Office, General Services, 434 Fernleaf Ave, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose of this conference is to answer and explain any questions concerning the specifications or the RFP and to allow prospective vendors an opportunity to see currently installed Highlands County Sheriffs Office R equest for Proposals (RFP RFP 12-01 Inmate Video Visitation System The Highlands County Sheriffs Office is seeking RFPs from vendors to provide services, for a complete turnkey I nmate Video Visitation System. RFP with criteria, requirements, copy of scope of work may be downloaded from the web:www.highlandssheriff.org or will be provided upon written request by contacting: : Deb J. Olson, General Services Manager, Highlands County Sheriffs Office, 434 F ernleaf Avenue; Sebring, Florida 33870 Phone: 863-402-7266; Fax: 863-402-7344; or by E-Mail: dolson@highlandssheriff.org. All technical questions may be forwarded to Major David Paeplow, Highlands County Sheriffs Office, 434 Fernleaf Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 (863 A Non-Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on March 1, 2012 at 9:00a.m. at the following location: Highlands County Sheriffs Office, General Services, 434 Fernleaf Ave, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose of this conference is to answer and explain any questions concerning the specifications or the RFP and to allow prospective vendors an opportunity to see currently installed equipment. Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked with the bid number and name to identify the enclosed bid. Bids must be delivered to the Highlands County Sheriffs Office, 434 Fernleaf Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M. March 22, 2012 at which time they will be opened. February 19, 26, 2012 1055H ighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-1133GCS Assigned to: J. David Langford TD BANK, a National Association, f/k/a RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA vs. CINDY WILLEY, MARK WILLEY, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S N OT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, and JOHN DOE and/or JANE DOE as Unknown Tenants-in-Possession D efendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 7, 2012, Case No. 10-1133GCS, in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and CINDY WILEY and MARK WILEY, are Defendants, the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room Basement, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on March 7, 2012, the following described property set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: Lot 21, Block 507, Sebring Manor, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 57, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Together with that certain 1989 KIRK Mobile Home VIN#14604193, Title #47186907, RP#R0441626. Property Address: 4810 Mundell Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owners 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 Court, Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk February 19, 26, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000890 PHH Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff, vs. CAROL MAULDIN a/k/a CAROL MAULDING, INDIVIDUALLY AD AS SURVIVING JOINT TENANT OF MELL V. DEAN, DECEASED. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 20, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000890 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff and CAROL MAULDIN a/k/a CAROL MAULDING, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SURVIVING JOINT TENTANT OF MELL V. DEAN, DECEASED are defendant(s bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., March 14, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 29, LAKE CHARLOTTE SHORES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 24, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to 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 Highlands 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 February 26; March 4, 2012 PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 1991 YAMAHA JYA1TEE05MA043276 ON MARCH 9TH, 2012, AT 9:00AM AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 February 26, 2012 1050L egalsDUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557


C M Y K Page 6DN ews-SunS unday, February 26, 2012www.newssun.com AVON PARKApartment with Balcony O verlooking Lake Verona and City Park 1 00 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 8 63-453-8598 A VON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware Ave. 1 BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. C entral Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsPLACID LAKESStudio Apartment. K itchenette, pool w/d avail. Fully Furn. on golf course, monthly, yearly. $420. i ncl. elec, water & cable. No pets. 954-805-5630 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING 2/1Tile floors, nice yard, W /D hook up, no smoke or pets. Near High School. Queen Palm Ave. $ 525/mo. plus $500 security. Call 863-655-0982 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING 2/2on Huge Lot. Double C arport. Completely remodeled w/privacy fence, Florida room, RV Pad & Hook up. In great location. No lot rent o r HOA. Must see. $42,000. Call 863-446-1328 P ALM HARBORHOMES NEW HOME STIMULUS 5 K For Your Used Mobile Home Any Condition 8 00-622-2832 ext 210 A VON PARK** PRICE REDUCED * Furn. 2BR, 2BA, With Land. Rent Free. R enovated / Painted / New Laminate / C arpets. Kit Cupboards. Just bring t oothbrush. 863-453-4338 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesS EBRING BEAUTIFUL5 acres on Selah Rd. Excel neighborhood. Double wide 3 /2. 2 Barns, 2 wells w/pumps. Large Oak trees. Close to Golf courses & H ighlands Hammock. Lots of Wildlife to observe & enjoy. Private, yet close to e verything. $150,000. 863-285-6503 4260Acreage for SaleP LACID LAKES.Lakefront Property 3 /2/2. $120,000. Carry on contract with r easonable down payment. Call 8 63-464-0531 4170L akefront Prop.F or SaleL AKE PLACIDL ake Clay Ground Floor E fficiency Condo Unit. $40,000. S EBRING 6 Unit Apt. Complex w/ over 1 00' frontage Dinner Lake. $180,000. L AKE PLACID 4 Unit Apt. Bldg. w/over 1 00' frontage on Lake Huntley. $160,000. 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Call 8 63-773-4202 or fax resume to: 8 63-773-6193 S UNSHINE PAYDAYLOANS Full Time Clerk Needed T o Travel among locations In Okeechobee, Clewiston, L abelle and Arcadia Cash Handling Experience A Plus Fax Resumes to: 8 63-678-2170 S EVERAL TUTORSNEEDED for stud ents in kindergarten through 8th g rade. Monday Thursday 2:30-5:00. M ileage paid @ $.50/mile. Compensat ion is $25/hour. Year round position. To start as soon as possible Call 7 86-326-5179. Please email resume to: inspired2think@aol.com S EEKING WELLExp. Medical office help. Exc. billing/collection, communic ation, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are a MUST Part-time. Fax resume to: 866-593-0635 or email t o: medicalofficebilling@yahoo.com 2100Help Wanted R OYAL CAREOF AVON PARK currently has a F/T Maintenance Manager p osition available. The applicant must h ave experience in maintenance supervision in a health care institution, knowledge of life safety, and local, state & federal codes. Applicant must a lso demonstrate knowledge in air-cond itioning, heating, plumbing, mechanic al and electric equipment generally used in health care institution. Salary based on experience. Applicant must apply in person at Royal Oak Care of A von Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon P ark. EOE, M/F, DFWP. RESTAURANT HIRING*COOKS SERVERS DISH. BEV. CART Needed! Spring Lake Golf Resort. Apply in Person. Wed. Sat. 2 pm -5pm. Call for directions only! 8 63-655-0900 P ATIENT CARETECHNICIAN N eeded for dialysis clinic Certified H emodialysis Technician preferred, but w ill train right Phlebotomist. Must be able to pass a Background and Drug S creen check. Call Peggy at (863 382-9443 or fax resume (863 O UTSIDE SALESEXP'D $80-$150 Up per day. P aid weekly. Could receive overrides from other workers. C all Ed: 352-217-9937 L OOKING FORP/T General Office Person, Bilingual a plus, Mon. Fri. 1 2pm 5pm. Possible F/T in the future. Call 863-402-0603 or Email to: sebringinsurance@gmail.com I NSURANCE AGENT IN LAKE PLACID OFFICE R EQUIRED 440 OR 220 LICENSE C ONTACT SELENA AT 863-382-6611 F LATBED DRIVERSFL Only Needed drivers to run FL only ($100 t o $160/round trip). Home every night. Req: Class A CDL, 3 yrs. T/T exp., F latbed exp., Good MVR, pass DOT & H air Drug Test. Benefits: Ins. (H/L/D/V vacation, 5 Pd. Holidays. Call M-F (8-3 9 04-353-4723 or 800-577-4723 EXPERIENCE THEJOYS A ND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort K eeper If you have a passion for imp roving the quality of life for others w hile helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, y ou could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homem aker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexib le full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you c an develop a rewarding career enr iching the lives of others with Comfort K eepers. Apply online today at: h ttp://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 2100Help Wanted D RIVERS B OXTruck Contract Carrier O pportunitiesavailable for residential home deliveries o f appliances and home goods for local major retailer. This is a 7 day a week o peration, with gross potential earnings o f $120k plus annually. The individual must have the ability to secure a 24/26 white box truck with lift gate 2007 or n ewer. Immediate opportunities for c ontractors in the Sebring area. Candid ate must have a professional can do a ttitude and appearance. All contract o pportunities are pending criminal b ackground, MVR, and drug test results t hat satisfy our customer requirements. F or more information in regards to this opportunity, call Delane at (813 416-5174. CAREGIVER P/Tfor active in home clie nts in Sebring. 15 hrs. per week, in the morning. Exp. preferred, but not req uired. Position requires ability to perform moderate to heavy physical tasks. I nterested persons should contact 385-1082 or 658-4931. B USY MEDICALOFFICE LOOKING FOR F RONT DESK RECEPTIONIST F ull-Time Monday-Friday Immediate Opening M ust have a minimum of 3 years experience in Medical office front desk and t elephone reception. With High School Diploma, s ome college preferred Computer experience a must E xperience with Electronic Medical Records a plus. M ust be able to travel the Central Florida Counties. Fax resumes with references to 8 63-299-7666 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentF OUND *NECKLACE at Fairmont Walk In Clinic Parking Lot. Must I dentify. Call 863-386-0841 1200Lost & Found 1100Announcementsequipment. Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked with the bid number and name to identify the enclosed bid. Bids must be delivered to the Highlands County Sheriffs Office, 434 Fernleaf Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M. March 22, 2012 at which time they will be opened. 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C M Y K Page 8DNews-SunSunday, February 26, 2012w ww.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 3 3 5 5 3 3 Shamrock ad and high jump, while also taking second in the long jump. Lexxi Harris and Roneika Freeman finished first ands econd in the shot put for the Streaks and flipped their order for the top two in the discus. Blake Fort was strong in t he pole vault, clearing 9-feeteven for second, while Justus Martin and McKenzie Hargaden tied for fourth by clearing 7-feet-6. Hannah Schroeder, also part of the 4X800 relay team, picked up an individual win in the 800-meter run. On the boys side, the Streaks did most of their damage in the field events, taking the top two spots in the triple jump from Donavon White and Kenoi St. Louis, and the top three spots in the shot put from Xavier Richbow, Patric Morris and Cody Cook, respectively. T hough White also showed his versatility as he took second in the 400-meter dash, by one one-hundredth of a sec-o nd to Lake Regions Gerrold McMath. W hite then got a win in the high jump, clearing 6-feet, 2i nches, and Colton Dillon got his pole vault season off to a g reat start, winning with a vault of 13-feet, 4-inches. Brian Cobb also showed promise in the event, taking second by clearing 10-feeteven. The shot put trio was at it again in the discus, with Cook taking first, Morris second and Richbow third. Sebring showed strength in distance, as Evan Wilburn, Grant Lawrence, Elias Salgado and Eric Fostert eamed up to with the 4X800. But Lake Placid showed some of itsstrength in both long and short distances, withs tate qualifier Dalton Shelton winning both the 1,600and 3 ,200 meter runs, Dilami Augustin winning the 100 and t he foursome of Augustin, Devonta Chisolm, Thomas S outh and A.J. Gayle winning the 4X100 relay. The Dragons and Blue Streaks meet up again Thursday, March 1, when Lake Placid hosts a meet that includes Moore Haven, Frostproof and Avon Park, in addition to Sebring. Continued from 1D Sebring gets track and field win N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Above left: Against the backdrop of a fading sun, Blake Fort easily clears the eight-foot bar and would go on to clear nine feet to take second in the pole vault Thursday. Above: Dalton Shelton continued to dominate in distance T hursday, winning both the 1,600and 3,200-meter runs for Lake Placid. Left: Donavon White was all over the place Thursday, winning the triple and high jumps, taking an ever-so-close second in the 400-meter dash and finishing third in the long jump.