The news-sun
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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 01-06-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (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 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Two new names have been added to the Circle Park monument honoring Sebrings military heroes killed in combat: Sgt.M arcus Cale Mathes, 25, killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom in a mortar attack north of Baghdad, Iraq on April 28, 2008; and Pfc. Joshua Lynn Jetton, 21, killed dur-i ng Operation Enduring Freedom in a firefight in Kunar Province, A fghanistan on June 20, 2011. Mathes is survived by his wife J ulia, his parents and a younger brother who is now in the army. Jetton was married to Sebring High School graduate Alicia Moore Jetton. S he delivered twins, a girl and a boy, two months after his death. Both men, their families and friends have said, matured in the service, were dedicated husbandsa nd proud of their country. The morning was cold as Darin MacNeill, owner of Everlasting Memorials and Monuments of Sebring, arrived to do his work. Methods have changed over the years. Rather than using a chisel and hammer to engrave names into stone, they are etched using a sandblasting technique. Special stencils made of rubber MacNeill orders them from a company in Georgia are taped onto the stone, with other rubber mats placed to protect the surrounding area. Then it is a simple matter to create the letters by aiming the sand, which shoots out of a nozzle under high pressure. The process took only about two hours. Traditional carving would have taken weeks. MacNeill, who has been carving monuments for five years and worked with Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home for 25 years before that, is philosophical about his work. It is always (emotional we do something like this, he said. It makes you proud and touches your heart. NEWS-SUN H ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, January 6-7, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 3 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 71 47C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A Mostly sunny and a bit warmer F orecast Question: Is too much emphasis put on the Iowa caucuses? Next question: Should the City of Sebring be willing to finance the sale of Harder Hall? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Joyce Cheever Age 81, of Sebring John Davis Age 46, of Sebring Crystal Devane Age 74, of Sebring Georgina Feliciano Age 81, of Kissimmee Francis Hugo Age 76, of Sebring William Miller Age 88 Julia Roberts Age 86, of Sebring Jackie Robinson Age 79, of N.C. Robert Ross Age 81, of Sebring Ruth Whittington Age 87 Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 93.6% No 6.4% T otal votes: 94 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Religion7B Index WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, #2 front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 3 3 5 5Promises, promisesC hecking up on Obamas 2 008 campaign pledges PAGE1 2BTougher taskH arder Hall redesign s hows up in scores SPORTS, 1BSwimming soon?C ity votes to help fund f illing dredge hole PAGE2 A B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Harder Hall problem w ont be going away anytime soon after the Sebring City Council took no action on an o ffer from Catellus Hotel Group, LLC. The $2.5 million offer was presented to the council Tuesday evening by CRAExecutiveD irector Pete Pollard and City Administrator Scott Noethlich. P resident of Catellus Hotel Group Stephen Barker proposed that the $2.5 million be dist ributed over a 30-year period. The council, however, felt the amount was too low considering the $4.3 million the cityo wes on the building. Council member John Clark felt the offer w as just the same as previous ones and strongly suggested declining the offer. I got no cash, but I got big plans, Clark s aid when describing the types of offers Harder Hall has received recently. Harder Hall offer not good enough Council: Bring us cash, not promises By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comS EBRING District administrators are more than pleased with t he grades earned by the high schools for the 2010-2011 schooly ear, especially because the underlying numbers show significant improvement in important areas. Lake Placid High School earned a B, the first for a HighlandsC ounty high school. Sebring High School earned a C. It would have also been awarded an B, but schools are penalized a complete grade if they dontr aise the progress of the bottom 25 percent of students by 50 percent in reading and math every year. Sebring was successful in doing that with math, but not in reading. Avon Park, which stayed at a D, has also shown improvement. It would have been assigned a C grade except for that lack of progress with the bottom 25 percent of students. e are making some really good gains, said Becky Fleck, School grades show progress LPHSsurges from D to B News-sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Darin MacNeill, owner and operator of Everlasting Memorials and Monuments in Sebring, etches two new names on the Circle Park tribute to fallen heroes Sgt. Marcus Mathes and Pfc Joshua Jetton. Two war heroes memorialized in Sebring A lasting tribute By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The City of Sebring invites everyone to join its Centennial Kick-Off, which starts today at 5:30 with a walking parade at Sebring City Hall through Downtown Sebring ending at Circle Park. The weather looks like it will be lovely and the plans are coming together perfectly, said Jen Brown of the Sebring Centennial Committee. Mayor George Hensley will greet residents, visitors and all present and read a proclamation declaring Sebring a century city. Music from the Sebring High School Marching Band will entertain spectators Sebring Centennial celebration begins today News-Sun file The City of Sebring owes $4.3 million on Harder Hall. S ee HARDER, page 6A See GRADES, page 6A See SEBRING, page 6A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING As more information about the elections building on Kenilworth Boulevard comes to light, county staff confirmed Wednesday the existence of an interlocal agreement that could eliminate the City of Sebring from county inspection issues. The agreement was drafted by County Attorney Ross Macbeth in 1997 and signed by both the county commission and the Sebring mayor, George Hensley. It is scheduled to last for 50 years. The agreement states that the city and county agree that the county shall have exclusive jurisdiction and responsibility to conduct all inspections of buildings of the county that are located within the municipal boundaries of the city for fire, safety, environment, building construction and other purposes of every description Elections building confusion continues See ELECTIONS, page 6A


C M Y K B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comS EBRING City Administrator Scott Noethlichh discussed the f uture of the dredge hole in Lake Jackson with the council Tuesday evening and the council voted to approve spending $26,000 to fund at hird of a project to fill the hole. In June of 2008, a young man drowned while swimming over the hole locatedj ust off City Pier Beach. Since then the beach has been c losed to swimming. The Department of E nvironmental Protection (DEP been in contact for the past several months working to find the best solution to fix-i ng the problem. Noethlichh stated that the dredge hole issue does not have to go to the state Internal Board of Trusteesa nd that the DEPoffice in Fort Myers will permit the project to fill the hole. DEPhas been extremely c ooperative. Polston (Engineering submit DEPapplication at no cost to the City, Noethlich said. T wo different methods for filling in the hole have been submitted: hydraulic dredge and the transport-and-fill method. It is our understanding that they are coming in at r oughly the same cost preliminarily. That may not be thec ase if we were to go out to bid, Noethlich said. The estimated cost for both methods is $80,000. The TDC Lakes Committee andS oil & Water Conservation Board suggested that the city participate in a one-third relationship to fund the project. The city would paya pproximately $26,666. Staff is wondering at this point where you want to go so that we can either determ ine if you want to go further with this or not waste anybody elses time on it, said Noethlich. Griffin made a motion to a pprove the additional funding if the other two agencies came up with their share of the money. Im going to continue to v ote no because all of this, regardless of where its comi ng from, is tax dollars in funding, Council memberJ ohn Clark stated. ell I agree with that, said Mayor George Hensley. But if we dont fix this hole and fix our swimming facili-t y thats just sitting down there that the public cant use ... its a crime that we dont fix it. Griffin said that it has been f our years since the beach was closed to swimming. Thats because of our policy, not any other reason. Its m arked, its been marked and theres lots of other holes in t hat lake that arent marked, Clark said. eah, but we made that o ne, City attorney Bob Swaine clarified. Council member Andrew Fells shared some insight with his experience with thed redge hole. I know previously that I had voted the same way John (Clark Scott (Noethlichc oming back, I went down there and looked at it and a ctually walked out there. Youve got about this muchw ater, this much water, this much water and then it just goes straight down, Fells said. Council president Scott S tanley expressed his interest in re-opening the beach for residents to enjoy, even though spending the funds is difficult. C ouncil passed the motion to approve the filing of City Pier dredge hole 4-1, Clark giving the dissenting vote. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, January 6, 2012www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 Jan. 4 91821223351x:5Next jackpot $6 millionDec. 30 112229344446x:3 Dec. 28 31440424551x:2 Jan. 4 916172132 Jan. 3 1583236 Jan. 2 813293234 Jan. 1 815162431 Jan. 4 (n 0674 Jan. 4 (d 8462 Jan. 3 (n 3526 Jan. 3 (d 6259 Jan. 4(n 675 Jan. 4 (d 071 Jan. 3(n 043 Jan. 3 (d 818 Jan. 3 112231389 Dec. 30 315202714 Dec. 27 1318254315 Dec. 23 1319354210 Jan. 4 2135464750 PB: 2 PP: 4Next jackpot $44 millionDec. 31 523252840 PB: 34 PP: 4 Dec. 28 1621274145 PB: 14 PP: 2 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center SFCC offers L ifetime Learners InstituteA VON PARK South Florida Community Colleges Community Education Department is sponsoring the LifetimeL earners Institute. The Lifetime Learners Institute program is a member-centered organization that offers short-term educationo pportunities for individuals ages 50 and older. Classroom sessions are held on Thursdays, Jan. 12 through April 5, 9 a.m. ton oon, Building T, Room 20, at the SFCC Highlands Campus, 600 W. CollegeD r., Avon Park. The Lifetime Learners program provides opportu-n ities for intellectual and cultural exploration. E ducational sessions and field trips provide a relaxed environment for adults tod evelop new interests and an opportunity for personal g rowth and social interaction. Avariety of topics and speakers about local people, places, and ideas will be featured on a week-l y basis. The registration fee is $ 85 for 12 sessions, or choose weekly sessions for $10 per session.P articipants may register in Building B on the H ighlands Campus or at any SFCC campus or center. For more information, c ontact Lauren Redick, Community Education specialist, at 863-784-7034.Square dance at Buttonwood Bay todaySEBRING The first square dance of 2012 atB uttonwood will be from 7:30-9:30 p.m. today. T he caller will be Nelson Wakeman. Square dancea ttire is optional. Cll Roger McElfresh at 655 4243.Whats Up Main Street? meeting set Jan. 10AVON PARK The Avon Park CommunityR edevelopment Agency (CRA will host its next Whats Up Main Street? meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at E ighteen East restaurant ( 18 E. Main St.). A nyone who has an i nterest in Main Street Avon Park is invited to attend as this meeting thatw ill feature an informal meeting and discussion with the new Avon Park Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Laura Wade. For more information, contact Casey Wohl at Casey.Wohl@Yahoo.com or by phone at 24-6326. For more information abo ut the Avon Park CRA, visit www.AvonParkCRA.com/. R SVP for LP chamber luncheonLAKE PLACID The Greater Lake Placid C hamber of Commerce January membership lunche on will be held on W ednesday at noon at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge. K ristina Anderson, executive director of the Highlands County I DA/EDC will be the presenter. The luncheon is al s o s ponsored by Highlands County IDA/EDC. RSVPthe chamber on or before the end of today at chamber@lpfla.com or call 465-4331. Cost is $8 per person.Grief Group starts todaySEBRING Grief Group will have its first meeting today at 1 p.m. at Emmanuel United Church of Christ in the fellowship hall chapel in Sebring. The c hurch is at 3115 Hope St. (off Hammock Road). Meeting will be held every F riday in January. F or more information, c all Rev. Miller at 4711999 or pastormiller224@aol.com/.Florida Masonic Child ID Program offered SaturdayS EBRING The District 25 Masonic Child ID Program will be offered at Wells Fargo Bank on U.S. 27 and Parkway from9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. CO MMUNITYBR IEFS C ontinued on page 5A Council approves funds to help fill City Pier dredge hole N ews-Sun file City Pier Beach has been closed to swimming since a man drowned in the dredge hole in 2008. Beach has been closed to swimming since 2008 s a crime if we dont fix it.GEORGEHENSLEY Sebring mayor The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, Jan. 4: Tyrell Ricardo Alford, 22, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cannabis. Noah Wesley Cook, 42, of Murphreesboro, Tenn., was charged for contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a minor, two counts. Timothy Edward Crump, was charged for withholding support, non-support of children or spouse. Meghan Eileen Donnelly, 33, of Sebring, was charged for knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, second offense. Victoria Ileana Duboice, 48, of Sebring, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Lee Joel Friedman, 55, of Clearwater, (16 days remaining on sentencing), failed to comply with court order for drivin g under the influence of alcohol or drugs, two counts. Robert Clayton Gillis, 27, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Tramayne Antwann Grant, 36, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Abbi Melissa Gray, 24, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery. Opreail Regina Harrington, 26, of Sebring, was charged with battery by detainee person on inmate/visitor. Merissa Leigh Jimenez, 30, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of methamphetamine; and forgery. Felipe Lara, 43, of Lake Placid, was charged with burglary of occupied conveyance, unarmed. Humberto Gabriel Lara, 32, of Lakeland, was charged for knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, first offense. Jamaree Shavon Nelson, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of marijuana, with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver; and driving while license suspended, first offense. Ashley Jean Newhouse, 25, of Sebring, was charged for larceny, petit theft, second de gree, first offense. Jason Samuel Nichol, 41, of Lake Placid, was charged for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second or third offense. Mark Shannon Purvis, 37, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of methamphetamine. James Rushing, 31, of Davenport, was charged for withholding support, nonsupport of children or spouse. Donald Craig Strange, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with burglary of conveyance; possession of weapon or ammo by convicted Florida felon, two counts; robbery with firearm; firing weapon, discharging firearm in public place; dealing in stolen property; burglary of dwelling, structure or conveyance; and larceny or grand theft of firearm. James Everett Taylor, 50, of Sebring, was charged with no motor vehicle registration. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, Jan. 3: Dawn Nicole Campbell, 38, of Sebring, was charged with fraud, illegal use of credit card, two or fewer times in six months to obtain goods or money; larceny of credit card; fraud, uttering false instrument; passing forged, altered instrument; larceny or grand theft; misrepresenting self, committing personal fraud; POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 6A


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, January 6, 2012Page 3A GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 1/6/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 3 3 3 3 C ourtesy photo Mark Delaney, chairman, and Martile Blackman, director, h old a plaque honoring Keep Highlands County Beautiful Inc. with The Presidents Circle Award for 2011. KHCB isa non-profit organization dedicated to community beautification projects and litter prevention. e do not know how he sees now, nor do we know who opened his eyes.A sk him, he is of age; he can speak for himself. John 9:21 S hortly after wounded 1st Lt. Timothy Fallon was flown to the former Walter Reed Army MedicalC enter in November 2010, he awoke to a world of darkness. I didnt have any light perception at that time, Fallon told the Unknown Soldiers. I couldnt tell what time of day it was, and I was just very confused. W ith both the 24-year-old Marines eyes badly damaged, all he could see w as his minds eye flashing back to Afghanistan. Fallon thought about Imad, the Afghan platoon commandera nd friend who most likely saved his life. He jumped onto the middle between the canals, and thats where the pressure plate was, the Marines aid. It blew up. After the enemy improvised explosive device detonated on Nov. 18, 2 010, in Marjah a rural, strategically crucial district in southern A fghanistans volatile Helmand Province Fallon, who was responsible for the lives of many Marines, managed to warn them as his eyes bled. As soon as the explosion went, I lost my vision, he said. I reported back to patrol that there was an IED detonation and the Afghan platoon commander was probably hit. As Fallon heard the piercing sounds of a medical evacuation helicopterw hile seeing nothing, Imad died on the stretcher next to him. ou could rely on this guy ... he w as a pleasure to work with, Fallon, who still grieves for his friend, said. It really does suck. F allon was taken to Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. Next was L andstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, and then Washington, D.C. While adjusting to life in the dark a nd worrying about his Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine, brothers in harms way, Fallon asked his doctor f or a realistic assessment of his vision. He told me from the outset that it d oesnt look good, Fallon said. He said there will be many surgeries, but were just going to do them and try our best. For all the milestones since the surg eries, there have also been setbacks, with the worst coming on Dec. 8 and Dec. 27, 2010. On those respective dates, two Marines from Fallons platoon, Lance Cpl. Michael Geary, 20, and Sgt. Garrett Misener, 25, were killed in action. The worst part for me, personally, was that I wasnt there ... I wasnt there with my Marines, the wounded warrior said. Thats always tortured me a little bit. During these extraordinarily painfu l moments, Fallons fiance, Sara, was almost always at the hospital to lift t he Marines spirits. On Nov. 2, 2011 a date set before he left for Afghanistan Tim and Sara got married. s been a rock, he said. As he placed the ring on Saras finger, Fallon also felt rightfully proud t hat less than a year after his injury, h is platoon was home. It was a tough mission to quell th is area, and my Marines with andw ithout me at the helm did outstanding work and deserve all thec redit, he said. We were able to effectively clean up the area and s ilence the enemy I met Fallon and his wife at a Nov 2 9, 2011, event in Philadelphia, where G en. James Mattis, Commander of U.S. Central Command, approached the wounded Marine to thank him for his service. Thanks to the resilience of Fallons spirit, the brilliance of his surgeons, and the wonders of technology, I was astonished to subsequently receive an e mail from Fallon, whose vision has i mproved enough to let him complete t asks many of us take for granted, lik e sending and receiving electronic messages. I can see a little bit out of my right eye, especially when Im outside, he later told me. My left eye has light perception. Its impossible to know how much more light will shine into 1st Lt. Timothy Fallons eyes. But one thing is certain: This brave young man, wh o p lans to pursue his graduate degree, s ees a new, promising path. Im not too worried about my f uture, he said. The world didnt end; Im only 24, and I have a long ways, hopefully, ahead of me. To find out more about Tom Sileo or to r ead features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Blinded Marine still sees a promising path ahead Marine 1st Lt. Timothy Fallon, 24, w as blinded in a Nov. 18, 2010, b ombing in Afghanistan. He has since r egained some vision and light perception. Image courtesy the Fallon f amily. K HCBhonored B y GARYFINEOUT Associated PressTALLAHASSEE The deletion of emails sent by Florida Gov. Rick Scott and m embers of his transition team may spark a change in state law. Sen. Don Gaetz, RNiceville and a leading GOP senator, filed a measure onW ednesday that would make it clear all records, including emails sent and received by newly-elected officials, are public records even if the person hasnt been sworn into office yet. His bill will be considered during the 2012 session of t he Florida Legislature that starts next week. If the billp asses, it would take effect this July. Gaetz has the governors backing of the bill, whichc omes months after Scott ordered an investigation into how and why emails he wrote before he became governor were deleted. While the investigation has yet to wrap up, documents released so far showed that emails from both an iPad and smartphone usedb y the governor were lost. The Scott administration said it is supporting the bill to avoid what happened this past year. Transition records are generally understood to be public records, but a review of transition records by The Associated Press has shown a wide disparity in how the records including emails by both the governors office and the offices of top Cabinet officials are collected and stored. Some records are turned over to state archives, but others for example, have wound up in the basement of Capitol offices. The Scott transition team used a private company to handle its email accounts. Former Gov. Charlie Crists transition team used state c omputers to handle its email accounts, although some members of the team were never asked to turn over any emails from their personal e mail accounts. I believe that for once and for all we ought to clarify that the transition records of statewide elected officials are public records, Gaetz said. Plans are made, key personnel decisions are decided, policies are decided during the transition and I think they ought to be open to the public and press. Barbara Petersen, president of the First Amendment Foundation and which has t ried to get copies of transition records, called Gaetzsb ill great. Scott widely used email on the campaign trail and after he was elected, but then hes topped for the first eight months of his administration. The private company that handled emails for Scotts transition team shut down most of the accounts in early 2011. Members of the transition team were warned ahead of time that the accountsw ould be shut down but no one tried to preserve the emails before that happened. The Scott administration in August publicly acknowledged that the emails had been lost after they had tried to retrieve copies. Scott at the same time ordered the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate the deletion of the transition emails and see whether or not they could be retrieved from Rackspace, the Texas company that handled the accounts. Some of the emails that were finally retrieved during the summer showed that former Gov. Jeb Bush had urged Scott prior to his swearing-in to push for universal private school vouchers, save money by releasing elderly prisoners and look at taxing online sales. State senator wants transition records kept public Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants Floridians to help him lure companies to the state by giving him suggestions on Facebook. Scott posted the request on his Facebook page on Thursday morning, saying hes looking for success stories to use when talking to companies either planning on expanding or relocating to the state. Within minutes of the posting, Scotts Facebook page was filled with dozens of comments. Some people praised the states weather and the lack of a state income tax as a reason to move to Florida. Others offered the governor a range of suggestions, including that he should do something about illegal immigrants. Scott has routinely used social media since becoming governor and has hosted town hall meetings on both Facebook and Twitter. Scott wants Facebook users to help sell state


C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, January 6, 2012www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 8 63-385-6155 N EWSROOMR OMONA W ASHINGTONP ublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com A DVERTISINGV ICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com C IRCULATIONT ONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com B USINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION I t was also our fault when the NewsSun diligently looked into the process and paperwork surrounding the controversy, pointing out those shortcomings to the taxpaying public who will bep aying for the mistakes and continuing lack of professionalism, as one commissioner called it. Y es, it was our fault we asked where the permits were, and if we could have copies of pertaining public records. I t was our fault we asked for the proper certificates of occupancy and to see t he actual expenses for the $2.2 million project by the way, in our research we didnt see legal fees included in theb uilding estimate costs. Yes, we took pictures of a public b uilding, on public property, and it was our fault that we called the City of Sebring building officials to ask if there were written permits for that work. We only became curious because, after ask-i ng permission from those on site to c ome in, we didnt see any permits or signs posted identifying the building as a construction site while we were taking those pictures. We admit to doubting reports of a lleged verbal agreements. In fact, we must concede we have no faith in verbal agreements generally somehow theya lways seem to evaporate when something goes wrong. That is why we believe in written d ocuments and insist they must be readily available when it comes to official g overnment business, especially on all transactions between governments. After all weve admitted, however, r emember the News-Sun did not buy the Kenilworth building. We did not try to o ccupy it or renovate it without following building codes. The News-Sun made no decision to put important county records in a warehouse that apparently has not passed firei nspection; nor did we start using the building for training personnel before t he proper inspections were done. We didnt even write the recently discovered interlocal agreement stating the county would inspect their own buildings within Sebring city limits. Ana greement which would have saved everybody a lot of grief if remembered b y the county attorney who wrote it, the commissioners who voted on it or the officials both city and county who s igned it in 1997. That long-ago agreement doesnt c hange the fact that the county is supposed to follow the rules be they rules of the city or the county when itc omes to permits and inspections. I n short, we did not create this mess. All we did was tell the story like anyg ood government watchdog should. If city and county staff members are now embarrassed, well, they made their o wn choices. When government, like the fairy tale emperor, tells the world it is fully dressed and its not, someone h as to say, Hey, youre naked. We did our job. We will continue to do our job. And we wont ever apologize for that. Its our fault, no doubt about it If we have to take the blame, we will. We admit it was o ur fault when we pointed out the shortcomings and c onfusion of county staff concerning the purchase and renovations on the elections office building on Kenilworth Boulevard in the first place. Iowa caucus results show itss till early in the game and nothings certain. S o what happened on the way to the Republican presidential nomi nation? Well, even with a slim offic ial win, Mitt Romney did no better in practical terms this year than he did four yearsa go in 2008 because of the level of competition. This p roves that the road to the 2012 nomination will be anything but smooth, and that he has a tough road ahead if he is to win the Republicanp residential nomination. Mitt has a big problem in h is seeming inability to relate to the average working man or woman. Hes a bit too self-a ssured. As for Rick Santorum, he threw a monk ey wrench into Ron Pauls meteoric rise by almost winning, and proved thatR omney is not as unbeatable as his worshippers in the media would like us to b elieve. Rick gave an off-the-cuff, R eaganesque speech that marked him as a staunch conservative in the style of my late Dad, Ronald Reagan. He leaves no doubt that his lovef or America is genuine and deep-rooted. Ron Paul proved that his supporters are in there for the long haul. Moreover he proved that the GOPneeds to pay attention to his messageo f fiscal sanity and restraint in federal spending or the a verage Republican, fed up with the witless squandering of our tax dollars, might bolt in November. Newt Gingrich managed to l ive to see another day, and hell do battle in both New Hampshire and South Carolina not with Romney, who hes out tod estroy, but with Rick Santorum. Newt needs to be more passionate and less professorial and, for heavens sake, Newt, put on a damned tie. Perry needs to retool his message and overcome the gaffes for which he has become so infamous. He says hes going home to reconsider his candidacy, but if he stays in the race he will meet Santorum and Gingrich in South Carolina and that will be the end for him. The conservative winner there will then go on, and the others will need to go home. As for Michele Bachmann, she made the right decision to go back to Minnesota and run for re-election and not be like Californias Bob Dornan, who stayed too long in running for president and as a result lost his House seat to Loretta Sanchez. The Iowa caucuses are over but the fun has just begun. Fasten your seatbelts, America, the ride ahead may get bumpy. There might now be room for another candidate to emerge and sweep the field. Stay tuned. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of "The New Reagan Revolution" (St. Martins Press, 2011). Visit his website at www.reagan.com, or e-mail comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the NewsSun staff. Iowa votes Guest Column Michael Reagan Left is still the party of blameEditor: I had a great laugh when I read s andy Oleeskys column "How to be a good Republican. I see that the l eft is still the party of blame... AIDS has been proven to be s pread by mostly the homosexual community through their perverted lifestyle. And as for global warming, I guess you havent read the leaked e mails from the so-called scientist that talk about how to manipulate t he information so that it will look like the earth is getting hotter. ... S tudies prove that the more gun control the higher the crime rate, i.e. t he murder rate, because if you know the citizens are armed you probably will think twice before trying to rob or murder someone. I havent figured out where the barefoot and pregnant came from, b ut if the women want to stay home and rear the children I say go for it. I still dont understand your thinking on murdering an innocent u nborn and yet saving a convicted murderer. Any business has to make a profit or it wont be in business very long and yes all people should pay something in income taxes because then they have a stake in the government and it is not all take and no give on their part (and yes I am disabled and am not rich). The whole Constitution should be followed, not just the parts that you agree with (like Obama is doing Supply-side economics works great when you dont tax to death all the job creators, AKAsmall businesses. As far as liberals telling the truth and Republicans not, well there is too much lying on both sides. Yes the media is biased and if you dont believe me just look for something bad about this present administration. ...The media, for the most part, will put out anything to make a Republican look bad and almost nothing for a liberal. ... And lastly, I noticed that when confronted with a question or a statement they made they get mad and start calling names. The best part of a liberals is name calling and yelling and scare tactics. You holler that by cutting the budget and making changes to get this deficit under control Grandma will somehow die, that is the biggest bunch of hooee I have ever heard and yet with continuing to borrow we take a chance on losing everything for our childrens future. You may not care about the future and Obama might not care about the future but I do. Jeffrey Smith Avon ParkJust another Republican Editor: For a minute, I thought that Saul Alinsky had come back from the grave to lambast the Republican Party one more time. However, it was not Olinsky, but Sandra Oleesky, close however. Sandra uses CNN, another statecontrolled media with a limited viewing audience, as the source of her information on the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. We know that biological warfare killed thousands of Kurds. The survivors spoke of the yellow material coming from the helicopters. With North Korea having super sales and mark-downs on its nuclear appliances, even Syria had the nuclear fever, until Israel destroyed their structures. As to whether the war efforts impacted on the economy is debatable. I do not think that they affected Greece or some of the other countries in Europe having a difficult time. In my opinion, the Euro amplifies the cultural differences more than anything else. I am saving my Deutschmarks. As for President Bush and his military service, he trained as a pilot and served in the Texas National Guard. Also, he was born in this country and not Nairobi, Kenya, as a certain grandmother in Hawaii stated about her grandson, before she was silenced. To cover a few more of your statements Sandra, here are some examples ... Protection of the family is not a crime. AIDS virus is spread because people are not evil, but indifferent, or stupid. My family has rescued many abused and malnourished dogs. We do not believe in dog fighting, killing animals unnecessarily or destroying the environment. Getting back to guns, your question about easily obtainable weapons and the murder rate should be addressed to your Attorney General, Eric Holder. Homosexuality is not evil. It is a fact of life. However, as an old soldier, I know that Dont Ask, Dont Tell, is a better policy. The emphasis should be on soldiering and not on a sex life. Ann Coulter told me that she thinks you are a very nice person in spite of your rantings and that you should be recruited by the Democratic Party War Room in Washington, D.C., since you are already programmed and that this w ould result in cost savings. Sandra, you should find some good volunteer work that would take your mind off of those irresponsible Republicans who dont like Hugo Chavez and you should quit watching Fox. C. Samuel Miller Avon ParkScared of Agenda 21Editor: Afriend wrote and asked me if I had heard of UN Agenda 21 and its policy of Sustainable Development. He said you will be shocked and scared to death. It turns out that Agenda 21 is a plan to achieve a one world government administered by the UN. No more individual nations with their individual populations as Americans, Germans, English etc. This will be accomplished under different names, such as Cap and Trade, Smart Growth, Global Warming, Social Justice and Public/Private Partnerships, and more. The policy of Sustainable Development is quietly being carried out in local communities under names as community visioning, historic preservation, or orderly development. In many cases city governments do not know that they are actually enforcing international policy. The most frightening thing to me is that almost every community in our country is today unwittingly carrying out some of this Agenda 21 policy. If you have a computer, go to UN Agenda 21, the information there will scare the pants or skirt off of you. Dick Ford Sebring


C M Y K JOHN DAVIS J ohn Whitney Davis, 46, born on Sept. 15, 1966, in North Miami, Fla., was uplifted to the Lord after a short battle with an unex-p ected brain illness on Dec. 23, 2011. He was raised in Sebring since the age of 4. He was a life-time carpenter and handyman who enjoyedh is trade. He was always willing to give a helping hand. He certainly will be missed by his family, extended family and friends. J ohn is survived by his mother, Dale Davis; son, Dustin Davis; his brother, James Donohue; niece, LaRae Faccone; his special love, Christie Beagles; sons,R yan, Sean and Andrew; step-brother, Sam (Wendy) M cSheffrey; uncle and aunt, Leon and Kathy Davis; and uncle, Gary Gott. H e was preceded in death by his father, Richard Davis; b rother, Richie Davis; and recent passings of his grandmother, Sylvia Gott, and aunt, Patricia Whitney. Amemorial get-together is p lanned for Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at Highlands Hammock S tate Park at 2 p.m. JACKIE ROBINSON J ackie Irene Robinson went home to the Lord on N ew Years Day, Jan. 1, 2012. Irene was born Jackie Irene Reynolds on March 2,1 932 in Savannah, Tenn. She was the loving wife to her husband, Joe Robinson of 62 y ears. Her entire life was devoted t o the Lord, which was exemplified in the love she gave to her husband and five children.S he was always the Lords humble servant and never turned away anyone in need. O ver the years, she taught Sunday school, directed V acation Bible School, fed the missionaries, sang in the church choir and, along with her husband, sang for the people in the nursing homes. S he was a special homemaker who loved to cook, bake, quilt, crochet, and sew. She passed all those gifts on to her daughter. S he and husband Joe traveled extensively in their retirement seeing sites in all the United States except Alaska, traveled in Europe, Canada and Mexico. She left a legacy of love. She is survived by her husband, Joe; daughter, Rebecca Hoffman and husband, Jerry of Brandon, Fla.; sons, Tom Robinson and wife, Peggy of Dunlop, Ill., Mike Robinson and wife, Sharon of FuquayV arina, N.C., Phil Robinson and wife, Gail of Phoenix, Ariz. and Mark Robinson and wife, Theresa of Louisburg, N.C. ; nine grandchildren W alt, Brian and wife, Tiffany, Lindsay, Clay, David and wife, Beth, Jason, Chris and wife, Leena, Jeff, and Matt and wife, Ania; and six great-g randchildren Ali, Alyssa, Abby, Anna, Ella, and Luke. The family wishes to offer a special thanks to all the people of Baptist GroveB aptist Church for their love and devotion to Mom and Dad during Moms illness, a special thanks to friend and caregiver Janice Wilder and to the nurses and staff ofH ospice of Wake County. ACelebration of Life was h eld on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Baptist Grove Baptist Church at6 140 Christian Light Road, Fuquay-Varina, N.C. 27526. I n lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 200, Raleigh, N.C. 27605. A rrangements by Thomas Funeral Home. Online cond olences may be made at www.thomasfuneral.com R UTH WHITTINGTON Ruth L. W hittington, went home to be with theL ord on Jan. 1, 2012. She was born D ec. 19, 1924 in C odyvilla, Fla. She has been a resident of Highlands County for 64 years. She is preceded in death by her father, Leroy Martin, andh er mother, Minnie Martin; two brothers, one sister, one granddaughter and one greatgrandson. Survivors are one daughter, Evonne (Glenn Prescott of Naples, Fla.; two sons, John (DonnaW hittington of Sebring, Fla. and Jack (Stephanie W hittington of Obrien, Fla.; a brother, William (Frieda Martin of Lakeland, Fla.; three sisters, Evelyn (Carlton Chiefland, Fla., Bonnie (Larry McCoy, Fla., and Barbara (Paul Fla.; seven grandchildren, 10 g reat-grandchildren, and two g reat-great-grandchildren, as w ell as many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be h eld atFirst Assembly Of God, 4301 Kenilworth, Sebring, with Pastor Wilmont McCrary officiating on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the charity of your choice. For condolences visit www.fullerfuneralhome.com. D eath noticesJ oyce Ann Cheever 81, of Sebring died Jan. 2, 2012. Arrangements are being handled by StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring. C rystal E. Devane 74, of S ebring died Jan. 1, 2012. A rrangements are being h andled by Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring. Georgina Feliciano 81, of Kissimmee died Jan. 1, 2012. Arrangements are being h andled by StephensonNelson Funeral Home, S ebring. Francis J. Hugo 76, of Sebring died Jan. 1, 2012. Arrangements are being handled by Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring. William Francis Miller a ge 88, of Highlands County d ied at home on Dec. 31, 2011. H e will be buried at Hillside Cemetery in Roselyn, Pa. Julia N. Roberts 86, of Sebring died Dec. 31, 2011. Arrangements are being handled by Dowden FuneralH ome, Sebring. Robert G. Ross 81, of Sebring died Jan. 1, 2012. Steeles Family Funer a l Services, Winter Haven, is in charge of arrangements. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, January 6, 2012Page 5A DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; hospice (cornerstone 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 3 3 7 7 MARTIAL ARTS (pp TRHP, Main; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 5 5 3 3 24/7; 11.25"; 2"; Black; 1/6/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 3 3 9 9 WILKES, W. ROY (P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 5 5 3 3 F or further information, call Ross Canright at 4520346.Elvis Wade concert SaturdaySEBRING The first E lvis Wade show of the year will be at Homers Restaurant Manatee Room in Sebring on Saturday, from 6-9 p.m. C ost is $17 for dinner and show (cash only at door). For tickets, call Kathy at 382-8296.Snow Dance planned SaturdayLAKE PLACID The L ake Placid Ballroom Dancers will be hosting a Snow Dance on Saturday at the Fellowship Hall, Eastside Christian Churchi n Lake Placid. You have heard of a Rain Dance, this will be a Snow Dance. Get those white shoes w orking again and the white pants or skirts ... anything white goes. Uptown Country will be helping on the music for dancing with all the usual ballroom fare, and more. There will be a singing group at intermission helping with the January White theme. Sandwiches will be available at 6 p.m. Soda and water will also be available. Please note the new hours for dancing are 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aspecial dance to hasten the snowfall will be performed by selected members of our group at intermission. Eastside Christian Church Fellowship Hall is two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621.Pigman speaking to MOAASEBRING Dr. Cary Pigman, emergency physician at Florida Hospitals at Lake Placid and Wauchula, has returned from a tour of duty in Iraq and will be the guest speaker of the local M ilitary Officers Association meeting on S aturday starting at 9:30 a.m., at the Military Sea Services Museum inS ebring. e invite all who might be interested in Dr. Pigmans experiences are asked to be there no latert han 9:30 a.m., at the Museum, said retired Colonel Roy P.Whitton, USAF (Ret.program chairman. A rmy Reserve Lt. Col. Pigman will provide an insight into military fieldh ospitals in Iraq and how it relates local emergency facilities. Colonel Pigmanw ill provide a slide presentation of his experiences ina battlefield field hospital and will answer questions concerning his experiences.Movies at LP LibraryLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Memorial Library will show movies at2 p.m. on the next two Saturdays. The Help (PG13) will be shown on Saturday and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 (PG-13 The public is invited to attend these free showings. Seating is limited. Children age 9 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fly-in breakfast SaturdayAVON PARK AFly-in Breakfast will be held from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday at the Avon Park Executive Airports Florida Aircraft Services maintenance hangar on State Road 64. Fly, drive or walk in. Afull breakfast with casseroles and sticky buns will be available for a $5 donation, s erved by Christ Lutheran Church LCMS.Events at local lodges, posts and clubsAVON PARK The C ombat Veterans Memorial V FWPost 9853 in Avon Park, will host the follow-i ng events: Today Music by Mike King from 5-8 p.m. S aturday Karaoke by Bildi from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 4529 853. LAKE PLACID The L ake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 will host a Sweetheart Dinner/Dance on Saturday,F eb. 11. Social hour is 5:30 p.m.; dinner 6:30 p.m. Get tickets early for $15 each. A ny questions, call 4652661. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 in Lake Placid, w ill host music with Bud Followell on today. Call theL odge at 699-5444 for time. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374, will host the following events: Today Music with Larry Musgrave, 6-10 p.m. Saturday Music with Steve and Peggy, 6-10 p.m. For more information, call the Lodge at 465-0131. SEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club, located at 333 Pomegranate Ave., will host the following events: Today 1:15 p.m., Minishuffleboard tournament (each Friday through Jan. 20). For more information, call 385-2966. SEBRING Sebring Elks 1529 music for today will be Don & Allen. Call 471-3557 for show time. Continued from page 2A OB ITUARIES CO MMUNITYBR IEFS R obinson W hittington B y ANNE DINNOCENZIO APRetail WriterNEWYORK Many retailers are reporting solid sales gains for December,c apping a decent holiday season, but shoppers bent on discounts exacted a high price. Merchants had to mark d own coats and other gifts to get shoppers to buy in a challenging economy. A mild winter also didnt help, wilting shoppersappetitef or cold-weather merchandise. That resulted in a string of retailers, includingT arget Corp., Kohls Corp., J.C. Penney Co. and The Childrens Place RetailS tores Inc., reducing their earnings outlooks. T he heavy discounting is also raising concern about what it will take to get shop-p ers to spend again in coming months. A s retailers reported their results Thursday, Limited Brands Inc., Macys Inc. and Nordstrom Inc. posted strong revenue gains that b eat analystsestimates. Among the notable laggards was Target Corp., which cut its earnings outlook after a slim sales gain that wasb elow expectations. The revenue figures are based on revenue at stores open at least a year. That is considered a key indicatoro f a retailers health because it excludes results from stores recently opened or closed. Sales were decent, but n ot great, said Ken Perkins, president of RetailMetrics, It was a highly promotion-a l environment. There were clear winners and losers in the holiday season. It justt ells you how difficult it was to drive traffic against a b ackdrop of a soft economy Decembers results offer a n important benchmark for retailers and economists. D uring the holiday shopping season, merchants can make up to 40 percent of their annual revenue. The period that runs from November t hrough December also gives valuable insights into what it takes to get Americans to spend in the weak economy. C learly, it took a lot of percent off signs to win over shoppers. For the official start of the holiday shopping season, storeso pened as early as Thanksgiving Day, plying shoppers with discounts that resulted in record sales. But shoppers took a l onger-than-usual breather after that. Some stores had to discount more than theyh ad planned in the final days before Christmas to attract shoppers. Post-Christmasb argains were even better. Express stores, for example, p romoted an End of Season sale, with merchandise prices reduced by up to7 0 percent. Costco Wholesale Corp.s r evenue at stores open at least a year rose 7 percent in December, narrowly missing Wall Streets expectations. Retailers report solid finale to holiday shopping season


C M Y K and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Donovan Paul Darroh, 32, of Lake Placid, was sentenced to 21 months for possession of controlled substance without prescription; and sentenced to 21 months for domestic battery by strangulation. Chad Wendell Ellis, 36, of Lake Placid, was charged with larceny or grand theft of dwelling; domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Michael Allen Huffstutlear, was sentenced to 30 days for refusing to submit to balance test as required; and sentenced to 30 days for reckless driving, alcohol or drugs as factor. Frank Raymond Kimrey, 26, of Lake Placid, was sentenced to 24 months dealing in stolen property; sentenced to 24 months for giving false verification; sentenced to 24 months for grand theft; and sentenced to 24 months for criminal use of personal identification. Theodore S. McKeithan, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged for no valid driver license. Jayme Leanne Miller, 20, of Sebring, was charged for possession of controlled substance without prescription. Juanito Nunez-Garcia, 25, of Avon Park, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Clayton Eugene Smith, 39, of Tampa, was charged for criminal mischief. Phillip Brian Theobald, 45, of Casselberry, was sentenced to 24 months for driving while license suspended or revoked, habitual offender; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, third offense within three years; and sentenced to one year and one day for driving while license suspended or revoked, habitual offender. during the term of this agreement. The words building construction were handwritteni nto the agreement. County Administrator Ricky Helms explained in an email that he was made aware of the agreement latel ast Friday. The interlocal agreement does not address permits. I am in the process of scheduling a meeting with( Sebring City Administrator) Scott Noethlich to discuss this,H elms wrote in an email. The County will complete the requirements necessaryf or bringing the Units 100 and 101 (of the Kenilworth b uilding) into compliance with the permitting and inspecting authority whetherc ity or county Noethlich said Thursday h e was looking forward to a meeting with Helms to discover what is the best course of action. It appears that the interl ocal allows for self-inspection, the way I am reading it, b ut permits still have to be retained, Noethlich said. county inspector is certi-f ied by the state, and would have his license at risk just l ike anyone else. I am not sure which code adoptions come into play h ere. We all try to adopt the latest code, but theoretically, our code could be different than their code, Noethlich added. N oethlich was not sure which Florida Building Code was in place, but a previous letter from the city stated FBC 2007 was inp lace with 2009 updates. Everything is stopped at this point until we can work o ut our meeting and clarify code and what is to be expected, Noethlich said. Ed (White David (Flowers p ut the drywall up. I should have followed up with that, but we have a meeting planned to work this out, Noethlich said. C ounty minutes, available on the Clerk of Courts webs ite, show that in the June 3, 1997 meeting all commissioners voted aye and them otion carried to accept the interlocal agreement with t he words building construction added. The minutes also reflect t hat Macbeth was directed at a previous meeting to draft the agreement and David Flowers, a commissioner in 1997 and now the facilitiesd irector for the county, was present and voted for the agreement. The City of Sebring drafted a letter on Dec. 30 inr esponse to county concerns with a stop work order issued on the building last T hursday. The letter, written by Ed White, the Sebring BuildingC ode administrator, pointed out several issues that had to b e addressed with the building before it could be cleared for occupancy. Among those points, the city made it clear the build-i ng never received a final inspection or a CO (certific ate of occupancy). The certificates produced by the county on units 102, 103a nd 104 were temporary certificates according to S ebring officials. The letter also states that the county constructed a build out in unit 100 without a permit and the county had to complete a fire safety inspection before storage could happen. O ne point of the letter that there was never an electrical permit issued for the building was addressed by Helms last Tuesday whenh e produced county records showing the permit. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, January 6, 2012www.newssun.com alex barajas; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, alex barajas; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 3 3 0 0 JD FINANCIAL; 3.639"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 1/6,13,20,27; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 4 4 7 7 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; Black; 1/6,20; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 5 5 5 5 a ssistant superintendent for c urriculum. Were really p roud of the teachers and school administrators. It was a tough year last year. There w ere a lot of changes, a lot to m anage, but everyone put forth a great effort and were really proud. F leck said all three high schools increased the points assigned to different measures, like graduation rates or r aising the lowest quartile of s tudents. Math scores in the quartile, for example, showed increases across the board. Reading is still a challenge. Thatp iece is disappointing, Fleck said, but we will continue to focus on that group of stu-d ents. This doesnt mean higher performing students are overlooked, she added.P articipation has increased at all schools in the more chall enging programs, like a dvanced placement, the International Baccalaureate p rogram and dual enrollment. Student performance on national tests like the SATand ACTalso continues to rise, Fleck said, showing increas-i ng college readiness. Toni Stivender, the princip al of Sebring High School in 2010-2011 and now at Lake Placid High School, wash appy to accept congratulations for Lake Placids mo ve from a D to a B, but emphati-c ally said the praise belongs to the teachers, support staff and students, and the schooll eaders in charge at the time. It wasnt me. It was the past administration, she said, referring to Michael Haley, who was principal at the time. Stivender added that the school is excited and ready f or more. (The news b oost of energy for the faculty, because now they know they can do it. It has raised morale, everyone is smiling. Going from a D to a B is huge. What it shows is a lot of hard w ork. They are very proud, a nd I am proud of them. Continued from page 1A Council member Andrew F ells felt that the offer would not benefit the city or its taxpayers. I think 2.5 is low and I especially think that payingi t off of 30 years with absolutely no interest is absurd, Fells said. ea. Its not a $2.5 million offer. Its let me tie upt he property for three years and I wont give you a penny, Council President Scott Stanley stated. The escalating pay schedu le for the offer would pay no money to the city for the first three years of the loan.B eginning in year four, the city would receive $25,000 for three years and the payw ould increase by $25,000 every few years. Now, granted, Im not willing to take a $2.5 million deal over 30 years, but ifs omebody comes along with a more attractive cash offer o r a more attractive financi ng offer, I think its something that we are going to have to seriously look at, even if we take a loss on it, Fells said. P ollard addressed council after several minutes of discussion by council members. We didnt feel very comf ortable with his initial offer. He did make it clear that this was a discussion point; that h e was throwing this out to see what would be thrown back at him, said Pollard. I dont know that, with this property, if you should be c losing any doors. More discussion took place r egarding the offer and the future of the property. If we take (thefer we strapping the residents of Sebring with a $2 million billt hat theyve got to pay. Send t he guy a letter saying we arent interested in the 2.5,w ere looking for 4.3 and see w hat happens. I think the market is turning; there might be options out there, John Griffin said. The city is going to swa llow this frog we are going to get something way shorter than what we owe on this p roperty, Clark stated. We never should have been put in the position to be backing al oan, but thats water under t he bridge now Before making a motion C lark shared his feelings with fellow council members about what he feels should be done regarding the offer. The response to Catellus, o r whomever, needs to be cash, cash, cash. I dont want to have any string of accompaniment to whoever is going to be the new owner of that property. I dont want to share on a light bill, nothing.N othing. Unfortunately, this property attracts people that have no capital, Clark said. G riffin made a motion to h ave Noethlich and Pollard to speak to the company tow ork on getting a new offer. T he motion passed unaniContinued from page 1A throughout the parade. Other performances by local musicians will be provided, along with a local cloggers group. T he Sebring Firemen will serve barbecue throughout the evening. Plates will cost $8 and will include chicken, coleslaw, beans and a roll. Tickets for plates are still available at the Sebring Chamber of Commerce and City Hall and will also be available on site. Various food vendors will be set up around the Downtown Circle Park serving e verything from lemonade to fried Oreos. Spectators should expect to see rare home movies of city founder George Sebring and his family from the late 1920s displayed ona large screen for everyone to enjoy. T odays events are just the beginning of a year-long celebration of the City of Sebring turning 100. Downtown streets will begin closing at 4 p.m. today to ensure safety of spectators and allow for plenty of dancing and celebration room. Call the Chamber of Commerce at 3858448 for more information. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 2A Harder Hall offer rejected Grades offer good news Continued from page 1A Elections building issue muddled by 1997 agreement News-Sun file All work on the elections building on Kenilworth Boulevard has been stopped until the impact of a 1997 interlocal agreement between the City of Sebring and the county can be determined. Sebring to kick off Centennial Celebration today downtown POLICEBLOTTER


C M Y K A ssociated PressBLANCHARD, Okla. Authorities dont plan to file charges against an Oklahoma woman who fatally shot aN ew Years Eve intruder at her house while she had a 911 dispatcher on the phone, but the intruders alleged accomplice has been chargedi n the death. A911 tape released to Oklahoma City media outlets Wednesday reveals that 18year-old Sarah McKinleya sked a Grady County dispatcher for permission to shoot the intruder.M cKinleys 3-month-old son was with her when she shot Justin Shane Martin, 24, ath er Blanchard mobile home. Ive got two guns in my h and. Is it OK to shoot him if he comes in this door? McKinley asked the dis-p atcher. ell, you have to do w hatever you can do to protect yourself, the dispatcher is heard telling McKinley. I cant tell you that you can do that, but you have to do whaty ou have to do to protect y our baby Oklahoma law allows the use of deadly force against intruders, and prosecutors said McKinley clearly acted in self-defense. According to court documents, Martin wash olding a knife when he died. Our initial review of the case doesnt indicate she v iolated the law in any way Assistant District Attorney James Walters told The O klahoman newspaper. H owever, prosecutors have charged his alleged accomplice, 29-year-old D ustin Louis Stewart, with f irst-degree murder. According to authorities,S tewart was with Martin but ran away from McKinleys h ome after hearing the gu n shots. When youre engaged in a crime such as first-degree b urglary and a death results from the events of that crime, youre subject to p rosecution for it, Walters said. According to court documents, Martin and Stewart m ight have been looking for prescription drugs. McKinley said it took the m en about 20 minutes to get t hrough her door, which she had barricaded with a couch. S he said her husband had died about a week earlier on Christmas Day after being hospitalized with comp lications from lung cancer earlier that month. B y MIKE STOBBE APMedical WriterATLANTA The number of twins born in the U.S. soared over the last threed ecades, mostly the result of test-tube babies and women w aiting to have children until their 30s, when the chances of twins increase. I n 2009, 1 in every 30 babies born in the U.S. was a t win, an astounding increase over the 1 in 53 rate in 1980, according to a governmentr eport issued Wednesday. When people say it seems like you see more t wins nowadays, theyre right, said Joyce Martin, an e pidemiologist who coauthored the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Some increase was e xpected as more women are delaying starting a family until they are over 30. For some unknown reason, mothers in their 30s are more likely to have twins than younger or olderw omen. As much as a third of the increase can be attribu ted to that, Martin said. The rest of the rise is due to fertility drugs and treatments. ou have a double w hammy going on. There are more older moms and more widespread use of fertility-enhancing therapies, Martin said. S tarting in the early 1980s, couples who had trouble conceiving began to benefit from medical advances like fertility drugs and in vitro fertilization and other procedures. These treatments became fairly widespread in the 1990s but are expensive, and availability and insurance coverage varies. The twin birth rate rose by more than 2 percent a year, on average, from 1980 through 2004. It leveled off to less than 1 percent annually although the rise from 2008 to 2009 was nearly 2 percent. In 2009, twin rates increased in all 50 states, though the jumps were highest in lower New England, New Jersey and Hawaii. In Connecticut, twins now account for nearly 5 percent of births. Thats high. Nationally, 3.3 percent of all births were twins in 2009, up from 2 percent in 1980. Over the last three decades, rates rose for white, black and Hispanic women, but the increases were not uniform. Rates doubled for whites, rose by half for blacks and by about a third for Hispanics. Historically, black moms have twins most often, but white moms have almost caught up. Thats changed with infertility treatments, said Barbara Luke, a Michigan State University expert on twin births. The greatest increase in twin rates was for women 40 a nd older. They are more likely to use fertility treatments and to have two embryos implanted during in vitro fertilization, whereasy ounger women are more likely to get just one. A bout 7 percent of all births for women 40 and older were twins, comparedt o 5 percent of women in their late 30s and 2 percent o f women age 24 or younger. While a lot of attention is focused on the impact of fer-t ility treatments, thats not the only factor. Before fertility treatments existed, about 2 .5 percent of the babies born to women in their late 3 0s were twins, compared to under 2 percent for younger and older women. Some research has suggested women in that age group arem ore likely to produce multiple eggs in a cycle, increasing their chances of twins. Clearly, there are more older moms. In recent years, more than a third of all births have been to women3 0 and older, up from just one-fifth in 1980. T ake Victoria Jacobson. At 31, she gave birth to twin girls last April her first children. With no history of twins in her family, and nof ertility drugs, it was a big surprise when she found out at six months pregnant. I cried, because Im more of a realist. My husbandl aughed, said Jacobson, of G len Ellyn, Ill. They were not tears of joy. Maybe shock, more than anything. Still, Jacobson doesnt find the new report on twinb irths surprising. Agood friend had twins four months a fter Jacobsons girls were born. Im stopped at every corner and in every store bym others who also have twins, or who know of other t wins, she says. I never knew how many twins were around until I gott wins. Are more twins good news? Some experts say the t rend is worrisome, noting that multiple births are more d angerous for the mother and their babies. The infants tend to be born earlier, smaller and weaker, and require much more care. J acobsonstwins arrived a month early and were tiny, about 3 pounds each. They had to be cared for in a hospital intensive care unit, and one needed a ventilator at first to help her breathe. A t 8 months, they are still small, but healthy and doing f ine. Still, they dont sleep through the night, and breastfeeding two and getting them on the same schedule hasnt been easy, shes aid. Despite the challenges, she has this advice to other moms of twins: Dont think about it as double trouble.I s still a double blessing. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, January 6, 2012Page 7A E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 3 3 4 4 2 4/7; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 1/6/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 4 4 0 0 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; P P R R O O C C E E S S S S ; 88343 publix liquor; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 5 5 8 8 MCT Joshua Crawford with son, Jackson and daughter Madison, Joslyn 2, mother Miranda with son, James and daughter Mia. Joshua and Miranda, of Crawford of Charlotte, N.C. recently had quadruplets because they had invitro fertilization and the two embryos that were implanted both split, resulting in two sets of identical twins. Doctors say this is very u nusual. More US women having twins; rate at 1 in 30 babies Oklahoma mom wont face charges for shooting intruder N Y judge: No l ives left for cat litter commercialN EWYORK (APA New York federal judge says the Clorox Pet P roducts Co. must stop airing a cat litter commercial t hat unfairly seeks supremacy over a competitor. The Clorox ad was aimed at Church & Dwight Co. Inc.s Arm & Hammerb rands of cat litter. It claimed a smell test involving a jar proves Cloroxs Fresh Step cat litter outperforms Church & Dwights products. The judge found it highl y implausible 11 panelists would stick their noses in j ars of excrement and report 44 independent times that they smelled nothing unpleasant. He found the claims lite rally false. Oakland, Calif.-based Clorox says its disappointed in Tuesdays ruling. It says it defends the adst ruthfulness.


C M Y K By DAVID BAUDER A PTelevision WriterN EWYORK Cable news networks brought new toys and new people to the2 012 presidential campaigns opening night in Iowa, yet the tight race made it a strugg le for viewers to make sense of it all. F ox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC devoted all of their prime-time minutes Tuesday to the GOPcaucuses, with two of those net-w orks having new teams in charge of their political nights. Fox teamed Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly, after Brit Hume stepped down from his anchor role following the 2008 election. RachelM addow was the new quarterback at MSNBC. Wolf B litzer and Anderson Cooper headed CNNs coverage. From the moments that the caucuses began, the networks reported on entrance pollr esults showing it would be a three-way struggle for supremacy among Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. R eal-time results proved those polls correct, and there was a wide variety of opinion expressed on what it all meant. To Karl Rove and Joe Trippi on Fox, it was a win for Mitt Romney because two candidates, not just one, emerged as his chief rival. The networks Chris Wallace wondered how it could be considered good news for a man considered by many a presumptive nominee failing to get a quarter of the votes cast. Bill Kristol on Fox found Santorums showing extraordinary considering how low he once stood in the polls. Kirsten Powers dismissed it. It could have been anybody, she said. He was the person who surged last. Ill be interested in seeing how strong a candidate he really is. Many of the pundits widely dismissed Pauls showing,a stance that baffled M addow. Ron Paul voters are h uman beings, she said. Why doesnt anybody ever compete for them? M addow played the starring role at MSNBC, joined by panelists Lawrence O Donnell, Ed Shultz, Al Sharpton and Steve Schmidt. F our years ago, Keith Olbermann was the big player at MSNBC, but he left the network abruptly in 2011 to take a starring role in the lit-t le-watched Current network. Despite Currents pledge to build a news team around Olbermann, he was not a part of Tuesdays coverage there. One of the networks founders, former ViceP resident Al Gore, was on the air. M SNBCs coverage was more commentary-based than its rivalscoverage. Shultz, for example, took pleasure from Newt Gingrichs cam-p aign being derailed by rules that loosened campaign spending standards. The network showed tape of Gingrich, who has com-p lained that Romney has hidden behind independent groups bashing the former speakers record. This is the guy who vilified Democrats and here he is crying about it, Shultz said. Fox, the top-rated network and a clear favorite among Republicans, used that status in its coverage. Mike Huckabee, the 2008 Iowa caucus winner, was a Fox c ommentator Tuesday. Ed Rollins, who worked in M ichele Bachmanns campaign, was also on staff. So was Rove, former top politi-c al aide to President George W. Bush and still an active kingmaker for GOPcandid ates. One county chairman made i t a point to deliver his caucus results to Fox viewers before he even gave them to the people who voted. CNN offered waves of r eporters and technology, including a bigger magic wall that John King stood in front of and manipulated data like a giant iPad. Another video wall showed four caucus sites simultaneously. A li Velshi showed a count of how often candidates n ames were mentioned in tweets, which he called a snapshot of public opinion in real time. Given that Pauls name was mentioned moret han twice as many times as any other candidates, it was questionable what that data really meant. At one point, CNNs B litzer and Cooper stood in front of a table where colorf ul stick figures representing caucus-goers holding placards with candidatespicturesw as beamed onto the screen. Cooper looked bemused. If you miss any of this y ou can see this later on The Daily Showwith Jon S tewart, he said. Ultimately, the most telling statistic of the night flashed briefly on Kings magic wall. It was 13 per-c ent, the tally John McCain had during the 2008 Iowa caucus, tying him for fourth with Fred Thompson. The two men tied for fourth place. McCain was the eventual party nominee against BarackO bama. The number left viewers i nstantly wondering: What will all the attention spent on Iowa by the networks Tuesday really mean in the long run? Associated Press Television W riter Lynn Elber in Los A ngeles contributed to this report. Page 8ANews-SunFriday, January 6, 2012www.newssun.com PAGE, WILLIAM J.; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 01/01, 01/04, 01/06/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 3 3 5 5 F RAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 1/6,13,20,27; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 4 4 6 6 LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black; 1/6,13,20,27; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 4 4 8 8 M CT Mitt Romney greets supporters following the Iowa caucus voting on Tuesda in Des Moines, Iowa. The voting was the closest in history with the lead changing hands between Romney and challenger Rick Santorum. Television networks bring something new to Iowa 2012 ELECTION B y STEVE PEOPLES and KASIE HUNT Associated PressM ANCHESTER, N.H. Asqueaker of an Iowa victory behind him, MittR omney jumped into the New Hampshire primary W ednesday, declaring that his staying power sets him apart from caucus runners-u p Rick Santorum and Ron Paul and the rest of the G OPpresidential field. Michele Bachmann underscored his point by quitting the race, while Rick Perry settled doubts that he wouldi ndeed soldier on. The withdrawal of B achmann, who billed herself as the true conservative of the bunch, left her sup-p orters up for grabs as the pace of the campaign q uickens, and that could help Santorum. Santorums appeal to Christian conserv atives in recent weeks lifted him from the dregs of the opinion polls to become Romneys top challenger and the conservative of them oment. Game on, Santorum declared. But paltry funding and a lean campaign organization may make itt ough for the former Pennsylvania senator to b uild on his momentum. Romney is the favorite of t he GOPestablishment and picked up another endorsement Wednesday from Sen. John McCain, the partys 2008 presidential nominee.M cCain praised Romney as a tough competitor with the will to defeat Obama. He will lead from in front the way that RonaldR eagan did, not lead from behind, which is what this president is doing, McCain said onstage with Romney in Manchester, N.H. Jon Huntsman, who skipped Iowa to focus his efforts on a good showing in New Hampshire, dismissed McCains endorsem ent with, Nobody cares. As a former Massachusetts governor,R omney is in his political backyard in New Hampshire, and also owns ah ome there. Hes heavily favored in the states Jan. 1 0 primary. The contests in South Carolina and Florida that pack the final weeks ofJ anuary are more promising for the candidates such as S antorum vying for the most conservative voters. Romney was named Iowas winner in the wee hours Wednesday best-i ng Santorum by just eight votes bringing down the c urtain on an improbable first act in the campaign to pick a candidate to chal-l enge President Barack Obama in the fall. D espite Romneys wealthier, well-oiled campaign, he and Santorum e ach collected about a fourth of the vote. The Iowa GOPsaid Romney got 30,015 votes, to 30,007 for Santorum, who racked ups upport while touring Iowas rural areas in his pickup truck. Fourth-place finisher Newt Gingrich said ther esults show out of 4 Republicans repudiated M itt Romney. How can you take seriously somebodya fter that kind of campaign? Romney shrugged off the prospect of even sharper criticism from rivals sucha s Gingrich as well as Obamas re-election team now that hes narrowly affirmed his front-runner status. Ive got a big targeto n me now, he said Wednesday, adding that it doesnt faze him. Romney, who finished second in Iowa in 2008 despite a costly effort, campaigned across the state in the closing days of the race, running as a conservative businessman with the skills to fix the economy. Santorum, Romney take on NH after virtual tie MCT Rick Santorum hopes to build on his momentum from Iowa as the Republican campaign shifts to New Hampshire. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 6, 2012Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 08 000726GCS DIVISION: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2006NC5 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-NC5, Plaintiff, vs. JOSE R. PEREZ, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 19, 2011, and entered in Case No. 08 000726GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLE Y ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2006-NC5 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-NC5, is the Plaintiff and JOSE R. PEREZ, NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORATION, are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 17th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final JudgIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000146 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE, FOR CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2007-OA11 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-OA11, Plaintiff, v s. MADELINE SARA DEL SOL A/K/A MADELINE S. DELSOL, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 19, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000146 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS C ounty, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YOR K MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE, FOR CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2007-OA11 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-OA11, is the Plaintiff and MADELINE SARA DEL SOL A/K/A MADELINE S. DELSOL; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THEIR HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEF ENDANT(S OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1 N/K/A GORDON GONSALES are the Defendants, I 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 17th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 20, IN BLOCK 69, A RESUBDIVISION OF BLOCKS 58 AND 69, PLACID LAKES SECTION SI X 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 319 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 December 20, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk F lorida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09107005 COUNTRY-CONV B/C -Team 2 **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. December 30, 2011; January 6, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-001837 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-11, PLAINTIFF, VS. TED M. EVANS, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 19, 2011, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands, Florida, on January 17, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 for the following described property: LOT 10447 AND LOT 10448, OF AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 32, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, AT PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND LOT 10449, AND LOT 10450, OF AVON PARK LAKES UNIT 32, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 34, 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 sixty (60 Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of the Court Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-536 IN RE: ESTATE OF KEITH IVAN DUNKLEBERGER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KEITH IVAN DUNKLEBERGER, deceased, whose date of death was November 15, 2011, and whose social security number is 265-62-4912 is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Comm erce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons h aving claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 6, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Jana Thorpe P.O. Box 6 W auchula FL 33873 Attorney for Personal Representative:s /s/ ROBERT E. LIVINGSTON Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 January 6, 13, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-490 IN RE: ESTATE OF ALBERT EDWARD McKEE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent, the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending, and the file number are indicated above. The address of the court is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are indicated below. if you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim against the decedent's estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or unliquidated, you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT'S DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is June 5, 2010. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 6, 2012. Personal Representative: KEVIN MCKEE 38 Elwood Avenue Hicksville, NY 11801 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 308714 Clifford R. Rhoades, P.A. 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring, Floirda 33870 (863 January 6, 13, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000670 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. SIMON LORENZO BROWN, JR., et al., Defendants. SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2010, and Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 19, 2011, both entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000670 of the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, in, at 11:00 a.m. and on the 17th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment: Lot 16, GRAN-LORE RANCHETTES, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 13, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Together with that certain 1993 Fleetwood Mobile Home Identification #FLFLP70A21273SK and FLFLP70B21273SK. TOGETHER WITH all the improvements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, rights, appurtenances, rents royalties,mineral, oil and gas rights and profits, water rights and stock and all fixtures now or hereafter attached to the property. **ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.** WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on December 20, 2011. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending this notice no later than seven (7 proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V visa Florida Relay Service. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit and County Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 30, 2011; January 6, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000610 REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. Plainitff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF HELEN KELLEY, DECEASED; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HELEN KELLEY, DECEASED; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, T HROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, O R OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT(S PROPERTY Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HELEN KELLEY, DECEASED Last Known Address 4225 LAMANCHA CIRCLE SEBRING, FL 33872 UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF HELEN KELLEY, DECEASED Last Known Address 4225 LAMANCHA CIRCLE SEBRING, FL 33872 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 43, IN BLOCK 27, ON SUN 'N LAKE EST ATES OF SEBRING UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000610 Our File Number: 11-03438 a/k/a 4225 LAMANCHA CIRCLE, SEBRING, FL 33872 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road,Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 on or before February 7, 2012, a date which is within thirty (30 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. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (8632 ing days of your receipt of this Notice of Action; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Notice of Filing was mailed to all the parties in the attached mailing list. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 28th day of December, 2011. BOB GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk January 6, 13, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282011CA000709A000XX ONEWEST BANK, FSB, Plantiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND OR BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF DOROTHY HONAKER AKA DOROTHY M. HONAKER, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS AND OR BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF DOROTHY HONAKER AKA DOROTHY J. HONAKER L ast Known Address: Unknown Current Residence: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 10B, IN BLOCK J, OF TOMOKA HEIGHTS SECTION FOUR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 52, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before February 2, 2012, a date which is within thirty (30 THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 20th day of December, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk December 30, 2011; January 6, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. 11-739 GCS HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-1, P laintiff, vs. ANGEL L. CHABRIER, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANGEL L. CHABRIER, AURORA DEJESUS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AURORA DEJESUS, RHS INDUSTRIES, INC. RETIREMENT FUND, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, AND UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. Notice of Action TO: Angel L. Chabrier Residence Unknown Unknown Spouse of Angel L. Chabrier Residence Unknown Aurora Dejesus Residence Unknown Unknown Spouse of Aurora Dejesus Residence Unknown If living: if dead, all unknown parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the above named defendant(s ties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 2, BLOCK 4, SUN N LAKES ESTATES HOLIDAY COUNTRY CLUB SECTION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 92, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Street Address: 204 GOLFPOINT DRIVE, HIGHLANDS, FL 33852 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Steven J. Clarfield, Esquire, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 500 Australian Avenue South, Suite 730, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, within 30 days after the date of the first publication of this notice and file the original with the Clerk of this Court, otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on December 28, 2011. Bob Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk Clarfield & Okon, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 Australian Avenue South, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561 January 6, 13, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000837 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-B ACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-20 Plaintiff, vs. PAMELA V. RAMSAY, A/K/A PAMELA V. PEART; et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS TO: PAMELA V. RAMSAY, A/K/A PAMELA V. PEART AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PAMELA V. RAMSAY, A/K/A PAMELA V. PEART including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lien holders, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents, or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to-wit: Lot 86, Lincoln Heights Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 42, of the public records of Highlands County, Florida. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, January 6, 2012www.newssun.com NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit In and for Broward County, Florida, on the 13th day of January, 2010, in the cause wherein ADORNO & YOSS, LLP., a limited liability partnership., is Plaintiff, and FRED STERNBERG, an individual, BONNIE STERNBERG, an individual, BBBENTLEY, CORP., f/k/a Baxter International Corp., a dissolved Florida profit corporation, and BBBaxter LLC., a disolved Delaware limited liability company, are Defendants, being Case No. 09-020781-09 in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, have levied upon all of the Defendant, BONNIE STERNBERGs right, title and interest in and to the following described REAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 4, PLANTATION HILL SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA STREET ADDRESS FOR THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS: 1706 West Stryker Road, Avon Park, FL. 33825 and on the 24th day of January, 2012, at the Commerce Avenue entrance to the Highlands County Courthouse, in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant, BONNIE STERNBERGs, right, title and interest in the aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. Dated this, December 14, 2011 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Jack Baily, Jr. Lt. Jack Bailey, Jr., DEPUTY SHERIFF In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V via Florida Relay Services. December 16, 23, 30, 2011; January 6, 2012 NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO Chealsea Walker that on 01/13/2012 at 11am at Dwight's Mini Storage 1112 Persimmon Ave. Sebring, Fl. 33870. The personal property in Unit #16 of Chealsea Walker will be sold or disposed of PURSUANT TO F.S 83.806(4 January 6, 11, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale or Auction of the contents of the following storage units located at CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW, 2609 BAYVIEW STREET, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 on 01/19/12 at 9:00 AM. Contents are said to contain Household Goods/Business Items unless otherwise specified. A051 Daley, April HOUSEHOLD GOODS A092 Paedae, William Harrigan HOUSEHOLD A078 Paedae, William Harrigan BUSINESS G475 Vaught, Kimberly Sue HOUSEHOLD I655 Weil, Bryan L. HOUSEHOLD GOODS Sale being made to satisfy landlord's lien. Cash or Credit/Debit Card accepted. Contents to be removed by 5:00 p.m. on the day following the sale. CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW 2609 BAYVIEW STREET SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 (863 D ecember 30, 2011; January 6, 2012 Insight Auctioneers 5000 State Rd 66, Sebring FL 33875 SURPLUS AUCTION Vehicle, Equip, Misc Including: City of Avon Park, Highlands County Sheriffs Office Saturday, January 14th at 9:00am January 6, 8, 13, 2012 ment of Foreclosure: LOT 29, BLOCK 27, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3928 VISCAYA STREET, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 20th day of December, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 30, 2011; January 6, 2012 1050L egalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11000693GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-4 Plaintiff vs HENDRY, REBA, ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: WILLIAM E. HENDRY A/K/A WILLIAM EUGENE HENDRY 2300 N. MCCULLOUGH 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: PARCEL ONE THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPT THE EAST 131.29 FEET THEREOF. PARCEL TWO WEST 196.85 FEET OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, 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 February 07, 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 27th day of December, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk January 6, 13, 2012 Classified ads get fast results DUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557


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AVON PARKHuge Annual Community Center Yard Sale. 1401 Mont-De-Oca Rd. at the Knolls. Fri-Sat Jan 6 -7, 8 am -2 pm. Coffe, donuts, sloppy joes, huge bake sale. Tools, furniture, household items, books Lots More! Good prices. 7320Garage &Yard Sales 7320Garage &Y ard Sales THREE CASSEROLEELECTRIC Buffet S erver. $15 Call 863-452-0903 SWIVEL ROCKERS(2 green blue. Excellent cond. Pair $70 863-385-7762 ROOM AIRConditioner / Liberty / 6200 BTU / power 115V. $50 863-453-4337 GLIDER CHAIRPlaid. $15 obo. Call 863-381-7958 G.E. ELECTRICDRYER 220 H.D. large capacity. Cleaned & lubed/ready to go! Works Great!! $70. 863-402-2285 EMERSON SMALLTV with DVD Player. $50 863-453-4337 COMPUTER (NOHard drive) 15" flat s creen w/keyboard & mouse. $50 Call 863-452-5135 CABINET 4shelves, 71" tall x 43.5" wide. $25 obo. Call 863-381-7958 7310B argain Buys BLACK &DECKER Electric Lawn Vacuum. $45 Call 863-452-0903 BISSELL UPRIGHTVAC. Excellent / reconditioned / like new. 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All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 30, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Karen Retherford 1827 Sentinel Point Rd. 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C M Y K T ODAYMostly sunny; nice in the afternoon71 / 47Winds: WNW at 3-6 mphPartly sunny and nice73 / 50Winds: SW at 3-6 mphS ATURDAYPartly sunny77 / 54Winds: ESE at 6-12 mphS UNDAYClouds and sunshine78 / 57Winds: SE at 7-14 mphM ONDAYPartly sunny and nice77 / 60Winds: SE at 7-14 mphT UESDAY City Hi/Lo/W H i/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W H i/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. Washington W a s h i n g t on 5 6/39 5 6 / 3 9 New York N e w Y o r k 48/40 4 8 / 4 0 Miami M ia mi 73/57 7 3 / 5 7 A tlanta A t l a n t a 62/49 6 2 / 4 9 Detroit D e t r oi t 44/31 4 4 / 3 1 Houston H ou s t o n 7 2/57 7 2 / 5 7 Chicago C h i c a go 48/31 4 8 / 3 1 Minneapolis M inn e a p oli s 40/23 4 0 / 2 3 Kansas City K a n s a s C i t y 54/30 5 4 / 3 0 El Paso E l P a s o 61/36 6 1 / 3 6 Denver D e n v e r 45/21 4 5 / 2 1 Billings B i l li n gs 42/23 4 2 / 2 3 Los Angeles L os A n g e l e s 70/52 7 0 / 5 2 San Francisco S a n F r a n c i s c o 56/42 5 6 / 4 2 Seattle S e a t t l e 44/34 4 4 /3 4 Washington 5 6/39 New York 48/40 Miami 7 3/57 Atlanta 62/49 Detroit 44/31 Houston 72/57 Chicago 4 8/31 Minneapolis 40/23 Kansas City 5 4/30 El Paso 61/36 Denver 4 5/21 Billings 42/23 Los Angeles 70/52 S an Francisco 5 6/42 Seattle 44/34 An area of high pressure pushing off the coast of Florida will pump milder air across most of the East today. The warm-up will occur south of an Alberta Clipper that is set to return nuisance snow to the St. Lawrence Valley and the northernmost Midwest states. In the clippers wake, brisk winds will usher record warmth out of the northern a nd central Plains. The southern Plains will remain warm as showers develop across the western Gulf Coast. C ooler air will also settle across the Rockies and Northwest. U .S. Cities National Forecast for January 6S hown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.City Hi/Lo/W H i/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W H i/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W T oday Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. World Cities N ational SummaryC ity Hi/Lo/W H i/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W H i/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. Weather (Ws-sunny, pcpartly cloudy, ccloudy, shshowers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sfsnow urries, snsnow, i-ice. Albuquerque 54/32/s 54/29/s 45/25/pc Atlanta 62/49/s 64/51/c 66/51/c Baltimore 53/32/pc 5 4/36/pc 4 9/29/pc B irmingham 64/53/pc 6 5/53/c 67/52/c B oston 44/36/pc 50/32/c 38/26/pc C harlotte 66/39/s 6 1/44/pc 56/42/c Cheyenne 40/21/pc 40/13/c 3 2/23/pc Chicago 48/31/pc 40/27/pc 37/30/pc Cleveland 46/33/pc 40/29/c 38/28/pc Columbus 50/33/pc 4 4/28/pc 43/30/pc D allas 69/43/s 5 9/36/pc 61/40/c D enver 45/21/pc 42/16/pc 37/23/pc Detroit 44/31/pc 4 0/28/pc 39/26/pc Harrisburg 50/32/pc 4 7/29/pc 4 2/28/pc Honolulu 81/64/s 7 9/66/s 80/69/pc Houston 72/57/r 7 2/53/pc 68/55/c I ndianapolis 54/32/pc 4 5/29/pc 44/29/pc J ackson, MS 70/53/c 69/49/pc 67/46/c Kansas City 54/30/pc 47/28/s 46/26/pc Lexington 60/39/s 51/29/pc 46/30/pc Little Rock 68/48/s 57/39/pc 53/35/pc Los Angeles 70/52/pc 68/49/pc 79/50/s Louisville 58/40/s 5 2/33/pc 48/32/pc Memphis 66/51/s 5 9/42/pc 56/41/pc M ilwaukee 46/28/pc 4 0/26/pc 35/25/pc M inneapolis 40/23/pc 3 4/18/pc 3 0/21/pc N ashville 62/48/s 58/37/pc 5 4/37/pc New Orleans 72/56/c 73/58/c 73/56/c New York City 48/40/pc 51/37/pc 46/33/pc Norfolk 62/41/s 62/42/pc 5 2/38/r Oklahoma City 65/31/s 54/30/s 46/30/pc P hiladelphia 50/38/pc 5 3/36/pc 4 6/32/pc P hoenix 74/47/pc 74/47/s 6 6/42/pc Pittsburgh 47/34/pc 4 1/29/c 39/26/pc Portland, ME 32/30/sn 45/27/c 36/17/pc Portland, OR 42/35/pc 44/31/pc 47/33/pc Raleigh 62/38/s 64/45/pc 5 7/40/c R ochester 46/35/pc 43/27/c 3 7/27/c S t. Louis 62/36/s 49/32/pc 49/31/pc San Francisco 56/42/pc 60/40/s 61/40/s Seattle 44/34/c 44/38/pc 4 8/39/pc Wash., DC 56/39/pc 56/34/pc 48/33/pc Cape Coral 73/49/s 75/52/pc 78/56/pc C learwater 74/53/pc 75/55/pc 77/58/pc C oral Springs 71/54/s 75/59/pc 76/64/pc Daytona Beach 67/47/s 71/50/pc 73/53/pcF t. Laud. Bch 73/57/s 76/63/pc 77/66/pc F ort Myers 72/50/s 75/55/pc 78/57/pc Gainesville 68/44/s 71/48/pc 7 3/49/pc H ollywood 73/53/s 75/57/pc 77/62/pc H omestead AFB 71/53/s 74/58/pc 75/63/pc Jacksonville 64/43/s 71/51/pc 73/51/pc K ey West 69/61/s 74/65/pc 77/67/pc Miami 73/57/s 7 7/61/pc 79/64/pc O keechobee 70/45/s 73/46/pc 7 5/54/pc O rlando 71/48/s 7 3/50/pc 77/54/pc Pembroke Pines 73/53/s 75/57/pc 77/62/pcS t. Augustine 64/45/s 67/50/pc 69/53/pc S t. Petersburg 73/53/pc 75/55/pc 75/58/pc Sarasota 71/48/pc 7 3/51/pc 76/55/pc T allahassee 68/49/s 7 4/52/c 75/52/pc T ampa 71/53/pc 73/53/pc 74/56/pc W. Palm Bch 72/52/s 74/58/pc 77/61/pcW inter Haven 71/48/pc 74/51/pc 75/54/pc A capulco 88/70/s 88/72/s 89/71/pc A thens 57/48/r 4 9/41/sh 52/46/s B eirut 58/52/r 6 3/54/s 5 5/52/r B erlin 35/28/c 3 7/32/r 35/24/sh Bermuda 66/62/s 6 9/62/s 69/62/sh C algary 34/15/s 2 8/27/pc 51/37/pc Dublin 50/41/pc 4 8/39/pc 50/43/sh E dmonton 27/8/s 2 4/10/pc 38/26/pc F reeport 73/53/s 72/55/pc 7 4/57/pc Geneva 45/28/sh 4 0/39/r 40/30/sh H avana 76/55/s 8 0/57/s 80/60/pc Hong Kong 61/57/pc 64/59/pc 66/61/pc J erusalem 52/38/sh 58/40/s 5 1/40/s J ohannesburg 80/60/t 76/58/sh 80/60/t Kiev 36/32/c 3 4/32/c 32/29/sf L ondon 48/41/pc 48/37/pc 4 5/42/pc M ontreal 21/21/sn 36/14/sf 2 0/10/pc M oscow 34/30/sf 35/30/sn 3 1/29/sn N ice 47/45/s 60/48/s 66/45/s Ottawa 36/33/sn 38/10/sf 1 8/8/pc Q uebec 12/12/sn 28/10/sf 14/-4/pc Rio de Janeiro 85/73/t 83/71/t 82/73/t S eoul 34/18/s 3 6/23/s 36/21/pc S ingapore 86/75/t 86/75/t 86/77/t Sydney 75/61/c 84/68/pc 9 0/70/c T oronto 44/33/c 3 8/21/sf 3 4/21/c Vancouver 43/33/c 42/39/c 4 9/42/r V ienna 38/29/pc 3 9/35/sh 36/32/t W arsaw 36/22/c 3 2/32/sf 36/28/t Winnipeg 34/12/sn 25/14/c 2 5/21/pc A lmanac R eadings at Palm Beach High .............................................. 6:26 a.m. Low ............................................. 12:17 p.m. High .............................................. 6:28 p.m. L ow ......................................................none M ostly sunny today; pleasant in the afternoon. Patchy clouds tonight. Partly sunny and nice tomorrow. Sunday and Monday: partly sunny. Tuesday: partly sunny and nice. On Jan. 6, 1983, all 50 states had at least one r eporting point with above-freezing temperat ures, which is very rare for winter. Mostly sunny today; pleasant in the afternoon. Winds west 3-6 mph. Expect 6-10 hours of s unshine with average relative humidity 60% a nd good drying conditions. Even addresses may water on Thursday and Sunday. Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday. All watering should take place before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. FullLastNewFirst J an 9Jan 16Jan 23Jan 30 T oday Saturday S unrise 7:14 a.m. 7:15 a.m. Sunset 5:49 p.m. 5:50 p.m. M oonrise 3:41 p.m. 4:35 p.m. M oonset 4:51 a.m. 5:43 a.m.Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Jacksonville 64/43 Gainesville 68/44 Ocala 71/44 Daytona Beach 67/47 Orlando 71/48 W inter Haven 7 1/48 Tampa 71/53 Clearwater 74/53 St. Petersburg 73/53 Sarasota 71/48 Fort Myers 72/50 Naples 71/51 O keechobee 70/45 West Palm Beach 7 2/52 F ort Lauderdale 7 3/57 Miami 73/57 Tallahassee 68/49 Apalachicola 6 6/53 Pensacola 70/56 K ey West Avon Park 7 1/47 S ebring 7 1/47 L orida 70/47 Lake Placid 72/45 Venus 72/45 Brighton 71/46 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High .............................................. 2:29 p.m. L ow ............................................... 6:48 a.m. H igh ............................................ 11:19 p.m. Low ............................................... 4:52 p.m. UV Index TodayT he higher the AccuWeather.com UV Indexn umber, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0 -2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme 1 0 a.m.Noon2 p.m.4 p.m. 3 5 3 1 Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions R egional SummaryShown is todays w eather. Temperatures a re todays highs and t onights lows.Five-Day forecast for Highlands County 69/61 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 13.58N ormal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureR eadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Sunday .......................................... 81 Low Sunday ........................................... 42 H igh Monday ......................................... 73 Low Monday .......................................... 28 H igh Tuesday ......................................... 52 Low Tuesday .......................................... 16 High Wednesday .................................... 62 L ow Wednesday .................................... 15Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 38% E xpected air temperature ....................... 71 M akes it feel like .................................... 71BarometerMonday ...............................................30.26 Tuesday ...............................................30.31 W ednesday .........................................30.26PrecipitationMonday ...............................................0.00 T uesday ...............................................0.00 Wednesday .........................................0.00M onth to date ..................................... 0.00 Year to date ......................................... 0.00 Page 12A News-Sun l Friday, January 6, 2011 www.newssun.com


C M Y K News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE With her senior softball season still yet to play, Sebrings Dino Lower already has her college situation taken care of. Lower, flanked by parents Tracy and Gary, signed to attend and play at Thomas University in Thomasville, GA. Joining in the event were, back row, left to right, Sebring AD Terry Quarles, assistant Lady Streak coach Larry Johnson, Thomas head coach Bill Wilson, travel ball coach Mike Jeter, Sebring head coach Joe Sinness and Principal Elizabeth Lindsey. Thomas, an NAIA school with an enrollment of 1,200, was a good fit for the versatile Lower. I had looked at my sisters (Sammy (East Tennessee State) and Rollins, but when I visited Thomas, it just felt right, like the place I wanted to be, Lower said. And her new coach has seen the fit for a while. Ive been watching her travel team play for the last couple of years, Wilson said. Along with ability, I look for the type of person, the type of student that will fit. I tell my players, until one of you can stand out there alone and win a game, youre never bigger than the team. You can tell a lot about a player by watching them on the field, in the dugout, how they are with their coaches and parents. Dino is the kind of player and person that will fit in well. By DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The renovations over the summere xpanded the greens of the Harder Hall Golf Course, among other things, and its true effect was felt in the o pening round of the 57th Harder Hall Womens I nvitational on Wednesday. I t was as if the course was saying, Nobody is going to shoot a 63 this year, regarding the course record set in last years opening round by eventual champion Ashleigh Albrecht. And that was certainly the case as only one among the strong field broke par for the round, Englands top amateur Charley Hull. Coming off a banner year in 2011, the 15-year old shota two-under 34 on the front nine before playing a steady, even-par back nine to give her the one-day lead. Only two golfers came in at even par for the day, 2010 champion Kyle Roig and last weekends Dixie runner-up Ariya Jutanugarn from Thailand. Roig went one-over 37 on the front before coming in with a one-under on the back, while Jutanugarn stayed steady throughout, posting 36s going out and coming in. Albrecht would come nowhere near her record-setting pace of last years first round, going out with a 37 on the front before losing it a bit on the back and posting a 41 for a 78 total. I cant use the weather as an excuse, everyone had to play in it and other than the cold, it wasnt bad, Albrecht said. The greens, especially the pin placements, were really tough, but I was doing all right. Then on the (parthree) 12th, I hit a good shot that flared out of bounds. I got a triple and things just fell apart after that. Those greens, saw their total square footage doubled during the summer fix-up, making them all the more misleading easier to reach, but more distance to cover once on them, with plenty more room for challenging pin placements. The changes to the greens are great, tournament coordinator and amateur legend Carol Semple-Thompson said. You can see it in the scores. Which is something Albrecht can take solace in the fact that the scores across the board were reflecting the challenge. Englands Holly Clyburn was the lone finisher at 73, while Portland Rosen, of Sugarland, TX, and Meredith Swanson of Roanoke, VA, were both at 74. Four more came in at 75 for the round, Tucson, AZ native Isabelle Boineau, Jutanugarns sister Moriya, Scotlands Kelsey MacDonald and Lindsey McPherson of Flushing, MI. Awhopping 10 finished at 76, with five more at 77 and another five joining Albrecht at 78. Of the local entrants, Avon Parks Paige Moffat carded an 82 and Sebrings 12-year old Kendall Griffin came in with an 83, Lady Blue Streak golfer Savana Fisher had an 86 and Jude Stewart had an 89. And though it would seem By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Hard work and preparation can fall short when matched up against a strong, athletic team, as was the case when Sebring took onO keechobee Tuesday n ight and fell by a 5138 margin. Having fought back from a game-long deficit in the Tip-Off Tournament to open the season, the Lady Streaks came up just two points short in a 4 7-45 loss. This time around, it would start off similarly. The game was off to a rather slow start and it seemed it would be a defensive match-up. Allie Mann put the first points on the board after two minutes of play, but Okeechobeer esponded in the next f ifteen seconds to put the game back at a tie. Again, the next two minutes were scoreless as both defenses held tight. Jamiese Wiley would score two more points for Sebring b efore Okeechobee found the groove that would put them up 15-8 and then 30-19 before halftime. April Wallace led the Blue Streak charge in the second half and ended the night with 14 points followed by Wiley at 6 and Destiny Sutton at 5. While there was not much scoring action in the third,S ebring earned 9 to the B rahmans 7 and brought the lead down to a 10-point difference. Sebring couldn't maintain the same momentum in the fourth, however, and Okeechobee took over to cap the Brahman lead. We still have a lot to learn, said head coach Mike Lee, What we were trying to do was working, the ball just wasn't going in the basket. e missed a lot of easy shots and sometimes had one too many passes. We can run the plays but not break them down. Noting the girlssubstantial work ethic, Lee added, They work hard and play hard. Baskets change the game and we just got behind. The ladies were at Kathleen on Thursday before hosting Avon Park Friday. The Sebring boys saw a familiar foe and had similar S ebring boys top Frostproof again, Red Devils get routed SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, January 6, 2012 Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Bradentons Hally Leadbetter hammers this drive on the 18th hole Wednesday and would finish the opening round with a 76, six behind leader Charley Hull. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Shalontay Rose drives in from the left Tuesday in Sebrings loss to Okeechobee. Lady Streaks bulled by Brahmans Okeechobee51Sebring38 See STREAKS, Page 4B Charley Hull leads Harder Hall See HARDER, Page 3B B y STEVEN WINE Associated PressMIAMI Carlos Z ambrano will get a much-needed fresh start with the Miami Marlins. The Chicago Cubs trade d their former ace Wednesday for Marlins r ight-hander Chris V olstad, pending physicals and approval by Major League Baseball, a person familiar with the negotiations said. The person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams hadnt announced a deal. Zambrano wore out his welcome in Chicago because of repeated meltdowns and tantrums. The most recent came when he cleaned out his locker and talked about retiring after giving up five homers and being ejected during a loss to Atlanta on Aug. 12. He was suspended without pay and then it was decided he would sit out the rest of the season. In Miami hell be joining another former Chicagoan, Ozzie Guillen, who expressed interest in acquiring Zambrano when he was hired as the Marlinsmanager in October after stepping down as the White Soxs skipper. Zambrano joins a franchise on the upswing after a winter spending spree resulted in the signings of All-Stars Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell. Zambrano finished last year 9-7 with a 4.82 ERA. The Cubs expected m ore when he signed a $91.5 million deal over five seasons through 2012, including a $17,875,000 million salary last season and $18 million in 2012. As part of the trade, theyll likely pay much of his salary. Volstad went 5-13 last year with an ERAof 4.89, and his career record is 32-39. He has given up 69 homers over the past three seasons, which could mean trouble for him at Wrigley Field. Zambrano is 125-81 with a 3.60 ERAafter breaking in with the Cubs in 2001, and he threw a no-hitter against the Astros. But he had difficul ty controlling his temper. In 2007, he got into a f ight with teammate Michael Barrett, first in the dugout and then in the locker room. Barrett ended up with a bruise under his eye and a cut lip. In 2009, he went o n tirade against an umpire, throwing a baseball into the outfield, pretending to eject the umpire and slamming his glove against the dugout fence, a tantrum that led to a suspension. In 2010, Zambrano was placed on the restricted list for six weeks and sent to anger management after a verbal altercation with then-teammate Derrek Lee. Marlins acquire Zambrano from Cubs MCTPhoto Carlos Zambrano brings a world of talent, along with some anger issues, to the Marlins. Dino Lower signs with Thomas University


Lake Placid Senior SoftballLAKE PLACID If you are 50 and over and want some exercise in a fun atmosphere, come to the Lake June Ballfield on Monday's and Wednesday's at 9 a.m. Lake Placid Senior Softball is currently practicing for the 2012 season which begins in January. Bring your glove and enjoy the comradery.Sebring Senior SoftballSEBRING Asenior 70-and-over softball league will begin Tuesday, Jan. 10. Interested players must have been born in 1943 or before. It will be a drafted league. Games will be played at the Highlands County Sports Complex on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. All interested softball players should contact Harry Bell at 382-0542 or see him at the Sports Complex on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.Ultimate FrisbeeSEBRING The Highlands County YMCAwill be hosting an eight-week Ultimate Frisbee season beginning Saturday, Jan. 14. Games will be held each Saturday at 9 a.m. at the YMCASoccer Fields, with 5to 10-player teams, made up of males and/or females ages 13 and up. The focus of the season will be on positive competition, character development and having fun. Entry fee is $100 per team, with registration ending on Wednesday, Jan. 11 all skill levels are welcome. For any questions and more information, contact the YMCAat 382-9622.SFCC Volleyball CampAVONPARK The Lady Panther Volleyball program will be holding a four-day camp on Tuesday's and Thursday's Jan. 24, 26, 31 and Feb. 2 at the Panther Gym for players grades 5-8. Cost is $60 and the camp runs each evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact SFCC Volleyball head coach Kim Crawford at 784-7037 or Kimberly.Crawford@southflorida.edu .SFCC Alumni GameAVONPARK South Florida Panther baseball will celebrate its'past with its' Alumni Game Weekend on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Panther Field. The game will feature former Panther players squaring off with the 2012 SFCC squad at 1 p.m. Following the game, the teams will host a BBQ dinner at 5 p.m. in the Panther Gym. All former players, coaches and families are invited.Hammock Half MarathonSEBRING The 4th Annual Highlands Hammock Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk are set for Hammock State Park at 8 a.m on Saturday, Jan. 28. The half marathon (13.1 miles) will feature overall male and female awards, age group awards in 5-year age divisions, deluxe tee-shirts and plenty of refreshments. There is also a team competition in the half marathon with runners forming teams of two, three or four individuals to cover the 13.1-mile distance. The 5K Run/Walk will feature custom medals to all participants. Entry fee for the half marathon is $35 through January 20 and $45 after January 21 and on race day. Only pre-registered are guaranteed shirt size, so sign up early. Entry fee for the 5K is $17 prior to January 20 and $22 after. You may receive an email applicatio n form by contacting Chet Brojek at cbr ojek@comcast.net or 385-4736. Mail entries to Highlands Hammo ck Half, C/O Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Roa d, Sebring, FL33872. Checks made payable to Centr al Florida Striders. Proceeds of the race benefit Highlan ds Hammock State Park. Come join the challenge of runnin g trails in our beautiful state park.Scholarship GolfSEBRING The Second Annu al Scholarship Golf Tournament will be o n Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the Count ry Club of Sebring. Format is a four-man scramble with han dicap flights. Entry fee is $65 per person Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with a sho tgun start 8:30 a.m. Entry fee includes greens fee, golf ca rt and lunch. Contests: Great prizes for Hole-in-On e, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Make checks payable to Wings of Fai th CWC Scholarship Fund. For questions contact Alvin Walters at 381-5706 or Jerome Matthews at 27 32533. Please submit entries by Monda y, March 26, 2012. All proceeds benefit college-boun d senior graduates, Class of 2012.AP Dixie RegistrationAVON PARK Registration for Dix ie Youth Baseball of Avon Park will be he ld on consecutive Saturdays, Jan. 7 and 1 4, at the Durrah Martin Baseball Compl ex from 9 a.m.-Noon each day. Cost is $65 for the first child and $5 o ff for each additional child in immedia te family Must bring Birth Certificate and rece nt Picture. Registrations are also being accepted at Top Shop during regular business hours Any questions Please Call Chris Tol ar at (863) 253-0897.Winter LeaguesSEBRING The Highlands Coun ty Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting team registrations for the wint er leagues until Thursday, Jan. 5. Games will begin at the Highlan ds County Sports Complex the week of January 9. Leagues will include men's slow pitc h, women's, church and recreation and co ed leagues. Leagues are open to all adults an d youth 16 years and older. League fees will be $360, plus a o ne time sanctioning fee of $15, for the 201 2 fiscal year, which must be paid b y Thursday, Jan. 5. Registration and league fees ($37 5) must be paid by Thursday, Jan. 5, or yo u will not play NO exceptions. Also, there will be a coach's only mee ting Friday, Jan. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Spor ts Complex. Please call Dan Jamison at t he Highlands County Sports Complex at (863) 402-6755.Elks GolfSEBRING The monthly Elks go lf outing will be held at Golf Hammo ck Country Club on Monday, Jan. 9, begi nning at 8 a.m. Cost is only $32, which includes golf a lunch buffet and prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com or leave a message at 471-3295. Check in no later than 7:40 a.m. in t he clubhouse. WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 7 Cincinnati at Houston, 4:30 p.m. Detroit at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 Atlanta at New York Giants, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Denver, 4:30 p.m. DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 14 Atlanta, N.Y. Giants or New Orleans at San Francisco, 4:30 p.m. Cincinnati, Pittsburgh or Denver at New England, 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 Pittsburgh, Denver or Houston at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Detroit, Atlanta or N.Y. Giants at Green Bay, 4:30 p.m. CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday, Jan. 22 TBD PRO BOWL Sunday, Jan. 29 At Honolulu NFC vs. AFC SUPER BOWL Sunday, Feb. 5 At Indianapolis FINAL LEAGUE LEADERS AFC PASSING AttCompYdsTDInt Brady, NE61140152353912 Schaub, HOU2921782479 156 Rthlsbrgr, PIT51332440772114 Rivers, SD58236646242720 Moore, MIA3472102497169 NFCPASSING AttCompYdsTDInt Rodgers, GB5023434643456 Brees, NO65746854764614 Romo, DAL5223464184 3110 Stafford, DET66342150384116 Manning, NYG58935949332916 AFCRUSHING AttYardsAvgTD Jnes-Drew, JX34316064.78 Rice, BAL29113644.712 Foster, HOU27812244.410 McGahee, DEN24911994.84 Mathews, SD22210914.96 NFCRUSHING AttYardsAvgTD Turner, ATL30113404.511 McCoy, PHI27313094.817 Gore, SF28212114.38 Lynch, SEA28512044.212 Jackson, STL26011454.45 AFCRECEIVING NoYdsAvg TD Welker, NE122156912.99 Grnkwski, NE90132714.717 Marshall, MIA81121415.06 Bowe, KC81115914.35 Hernandez, NE7991011.57 NFCRECEIVING NoYdsAvgTD White, ATL100129613.08 Graham, NO99131013.211 Johnson, DET96168117.516 Harvin, MIN8796711.16 Sproles, NO867108.37 AFC SCORING, NONKICKERS TDRusRecRetPts Grnkwski, NE181170108 R. Rice, BAL15123090 A. Foster, HOU12102072 Green-Ellis, NE11110066 Jones-Drew, JX1183066 NFC SCORING, NONKICKERS TDRusRecRetPts McCoy, PHI201730120 Johnson, DET16016096 Nelson, GB15015090 Newton, CAR14140084 Lynch, SEA13121078 Peterson, MN13121078EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers24945211079 Philadelphia2211448125109 Pittsburgh2113446121100 New Jersey2116244106114 N.Y. Islanders141763488116 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston251015112969 Ottawa2015545123135 Toronto1915543125128 Buffalo1817440104115 Montreal1518737106113 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida2012747103107 Washington2115244114110 Winnipeg1915543107114 Tampa Bay1718337107129 Carolina1321733106139WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago2411452128111 Detroit251315112888 St. Louis22125499986 Nashville2114446105108 Columbus102352593128 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver251335313499 Minnesota21146489598 Colorado2218145110116 Calgary1818541100114 Edmonton1620335107111 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose211144610586 Los Angeles19147458792 Dallas2116143104112 Phoenix1917442103107 Anaheim102262688127 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesday's Games N.Y. Islanders 4, Carolina 3, SO Buffalo 4, Edmonton 3 Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 3 Washington 3, Calgary 1 St. Louis 4, Phoenix 1 Detroit 5, Dallas 4 Wednesday's Games Montreal 7, Winnipeg 3 Boston 6, New Jersey 1 Vancouver 3, Minnesota 0 San Jose 3, Anaheim 1 Thursday's Games Calgary at Boston, late Winnipeg at Toronto, late Florida at N.Y. Rangers, late Chicago at Philadelphia, late Tampa Bay at Ottawa, late Edmonton at St. Louis, late Dallas at Nashville, late Phoenix at Los Angeles, late Columbus at San Jose, late Friday's Games Florida at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Carolina, 7 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Anaheim, 10 p.m. SCORING LEADERS PlayerTeamGAPTS H. Sedin VAN103848 Giroux PHI182846 D. Sedin VAN182846 Kessel TOR222345 Stamkos TB271744 Lupul TOR182644 Malkin PIT152843 Eberle EDM162642 Backstrom WAS132942 Hossa CHI172441 Spezza OTT142640 Pominville BUF132740 Datsyuk DET122840 2 tied with 39 pts.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Philadelphia32.600 Boston43.571 Toronto33.50012New York24.333112New Jersey16.1433 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami61.857 Orlando52.7141 Atlanta42.667112Charlotte24.333312Washington06.000512Central Division WLPctGB Chicago61.857 Indiana42.667112Cleveland33.500212Milwaukee23.4003 Detroit24.333312WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio42.667 Memphis33.5001 Dallas34.429112Houston24.3332 New Orleans24.3332 Northwest Division WLPctGB Portland41.800 Denver52.714 Oklahoma City52.714 Utah33.500112Minnesota24.333212Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers32.600 L.A. Lakers43.571 Phoenix24.333112Golden State24.333112Sacramento25.2862 ___ Tuesday's Games Cleveland 115, Charlotte 101 Chicago 76, Atlanta 74 Portland 103, Oklahoma City 93 Memphis 113, Sacramento 96 Utah 85, Milwaukee 73 L.A. Lakers 108, Houston 99 Wednesday's Games Toronto 92, Cleveland 77 Orlando 103, Washington 85 Boston 89, New Jersey 70 Chicago 99, Detroit 83 Miami 118, Indiana 83 Charlotte 118, New York 110 Philadelphia 101, New Orleans 93 Memphis 90, Minnesota 86 Dallas 98, Phoenix 89 San Antonio 101, Golden State 95 Denver 110, Sacramento 83 L.A. Clippers 117, Houston 89 Thursday's Games Miami at Atlanta, late Dallas at San Antonio, late Milwaukee at Sacramento, late L.A. Lakers at Portland, late Friday's Games Atlanta at Charlotte, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Toronto, 7 p.m. New York at Washington, 7 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Indiana at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Denver at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Chicago at Orlando, 8 p.m. Memphis at Utah, 9 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.BASEBALLMajor League Baseball MLBAnnounced the resignation of executive vice president for baseball operations Joe Torre. American League TAMPA BAY RAYSAgreed to terms with RHP Fernando Rodney on a oneyear contract. National League CINCINNATI REDSAgreed to terms with RHP Andrew Brackman on a oneyear contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATESNamed Phil Huttmann and Jamie Brewington professional scouts. Signed LHP Jo-Jo Reyes and RHP Logan Kensing to minor league contracts.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association PHILADELPHIA 76ERSTraded F Marreese Speights to Memphis and Memphis traded G Xavier Henry to New Orleans. The 76ers received a 2012 second-round draft pick from Memphis and a 2013 second-round draft pick New Orleans. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Boys Basketball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Clewiston, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at LaBelle,6:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Boys Basketball at Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Avon Park, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Winter Haven, 6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at Naples,4:30/6 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Avon Park,3 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Avon Park,1 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Girls Basketball at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Soccer vs.Sebring,3 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Sebring,1 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m. N N F F L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Cincinnati at Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C C 8 8 p p . m m . Detroit at New Orleans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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C M Y K Harder HallThe Ladies League played a Blind Partners game on Thursday, Dec. 29. T he winners were: First place, Mary Hayes and Rose Huizenga. Tying for second/third places were Jackie Christopher and Elaine Hettinga; Rose Huizenga and Marilyn Glaze.Lake June WestA Scramble was played on Thursday, Dec. 29. Tying for first/second/third places were the teams of Ron and Sylvia West, John and Gloria Huggett; John and Virginia Simmons, Bob and Verna Knishka; Ken Rowen, John and Helen Mellon with 53 each. Closest to the pin: (Ladies E laine Orr, 8-feet-1-inch. (Men Orville Huffman, 12-feet-4-inches; and No. 4, Ron West, 13-feet-4-inches. The Mens Association played a M ens League event on Wednesday, Dec. 28. Winning first place was the team of Claude Cash, Cal Billingsley, Butch Hall and Fred Neer with 40; second place, Ron West, Mario Cappelletti, Joe Swartz and Roy Fowler with 41; and third place, Dick Denhart, John Simmons, Bob Knishka and Dick Reaney with 42. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Norm Grubb, 8feet-7-inches; No. 4, Cal Billingsley, 7-feet7-inches; and No. 8, Pete McNamee, 7-feet-2 -inches. The Ladies Association played a L adies League event on Monday, Dec. 26. Winning first place was the team of Eva Huffman, Betty Billau, Doris Weeks and Charlotte Mathew with 35; second place, Elaine Orr, Sylvia West, Gloria Huggett and J anice Barringer with 40; and third place, Annie Hall, Kay Kalusniak and Pat Asmus with 42. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Mary McNamee, 5-feet-9-inches; No. 4,K ay Kalusniak, 10-feet9-inches; and No. 8, Gloria Huggett, 1-foot10-inches.PinecrestThe Mens Association played Team a nd Individual Pro-Am Points on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The team of Leigh Furnal, Bud Kammerman, Ron T aylor and Doug Henderson took first with +8, followed byD avid Reasoner, Larry Staggs, Bob Wimmers and Dennis Latshaw with +3. Reasoner won A Division, individually, with +5, while Latshaw and Tom Rockola tied for second with +3. B Division saw a tie for first between Bob Luttrell and Bill Heinlein with dueling+ 3s while Art Demers won C Division with +4, one ahead of Greg B rewers +3. In D Division, it was Henderson finishing first with +8 and Latshaw and WayneC ourson tied for second at +7.Placid LakesThe New Years Day Hangover Scramble was played Sunday, Jan. 1, w ith 43 players. Winning first place was the team of Bruce Miseno, Don George and Jim Drake with minus-10; second place, Ken Burnette, Floyd Beers, Buddy Hodgdon and Evelyn Bellas with minus-8; and third place, John Moss, G ene Miller, Judy Thompson and Carol J ones with minus-7. Closest to the pin: (Men John Moss, 5-feet-7-inches; and (Ladies inches. The Mens Association played a Two Best Balls Front, One Best Ball Back event on Wednesday, Dec. 28. Tying for first/second places were the teams of John Goble, Russ Isaacs, Larry Kresa and Ed Bartusch; Tom L acy, John Rosettis, Henry Shaw and Howard Ticknor with minus-21 each (went to the card for tie-breaker Closest to the pin: No. 13, Bruce Miseno, 6-feet-7-inches. An Individual Low Putts event was played Tuesday, Dec. 27. The winners were: First place, Bobbie Miller with 31 putts; second place, Joanne Shaw with 33 putts. And tying for third/fourth places were Gloria Ziegler and Von Lacy with 34 putts each. Closest to the pin: No. 13, Joanne Shaw, 19-feet-5-inches. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 6, 2012Page 3B SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 12/30/11; Jan 2012; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 3 3 9 9 7 7 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 3.639"; 4"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 5 5 2 2 a s the golfers get adjusted, scores will come down and ground can be made up, Hull could be a hard one to catch. In her breakout season last year, the youngster became the first player to win both the ladiesand girlsorder of merit in England, won the English and Welsh strokeplay championships as well as the Jones Doherty matchplay championship on Floridas Orange Blossom T our. She was also runner-up in the English amateur championship. And while the course may h ave been Ashleighproofed,Albrecht, along with any number of the ladies in the field, is fully capable o f putting up a low number and make up ground in a h urry. The forecast shows that W ednesdays round should be the chilliest, as temperatures look to climb through to the weekend, with mostly sunny skies. Look for the scores and competition to warm up as well. Unless Harder Halls mean new greens have something to say about it. Continued from 1B Harder greens making things tough News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Sebrings own Kendall Griffin would watch this putt on the 17th roll true from 18 feet for a birdie during Wednesdays opening round of the 57th Harder Hall Womens I nvitational. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Returning champ Ashleigh Albrecht found the new greens of the Harder Hall course a challenge, posting a 78 for her first round of play. Photo courtesy ofleaderboardphotography.com & EWGA Charley Hull was the only player under par on the first day of the Harder Hall. A ssociated PressMIAMI The Miami H eat hardly missed Dwyane W ade on Wednesday night. LeBron James had a lot to do with that. Now, the Heat can only hope both superstars wont be on the bench Thursday in Atlanta. James had 33 points and 13 assists, Chris Bosh added 22 points and Miami routed the Indiana Pacers 118-83 on Wednesday even without Wade. James also grabbed eight rebounds and the Heat turned up the defensive intensity minus their AllStar guard. Wade sat out with a sore left foot, and his status for Thursdays game at Atlanta is uncertain. Wade, a six-time AllStar, injured his foot in the second quarter at Charlotte on Dec. 28. He missed the first 10 minutes of the third period but played regular minutes the rest of the game and in the two that followed. He skipped Wednesdays shootaround, though. The Heat had a scare late in the third quarter when James went down underneath the basket with a left ankle injury. He also is questionable for Thursday. s been better, but it feels OK right now, James said. Well see how I feel in the morning. James appeared to step on the foot of Indianas Paul George while attempting a fast-break layup. After staying on the court for a few seconds James got to his feet, prompting applause from the sellout crowd, and resumed breaking down the Pacers. Still, the Heat could be without two of their three big stars in Atlanta. e will have to see, coach Erik Spoelstra said when asked if James would play Thursday. He has sprained that same ankle every year, he says at least one time a year Roy Hibbert had 16 points and 12 rebounds to l ead the Pacers. Tyler Hansbrough scored 14. I ndiana, a fashionable p ick to be one of the surprise teams in the East, had a miserable second quarter, going 1 for 15 from the field and committing 10 turnovers that Miami turned into 10 points. Lack of execution, missed open shots and their defense it was a combination of everything, Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. Aperfect storm. Miami took a 62-39 halftime lead thanks to a 25-6 run to close the second quarter. Indianas main problem, however, was that it couldt slow Miamis transition offense. And because the Pacers shot so poorly and committed so many turnovers, all the Heat had to do was grab the ball and start running, and they did it quite successfully. The Pacers trailed 29-27 after the first quarter. But in the second half, they never got closer than 12 points and the lead eventually ballooned to 36. Indianas Danny Granger scored only six points on 2for-13 shooting. He missed six of his seven shots in the first half and committed three turnovers. The Pacers ended up shooting 34.8 percent from the field. They committed 23 turnovers that Miami turned into 28 points. This was Indianas biggest test of the season after beating Detroit, Toronto, Cleveland and New Jersey. Notes: Indiana guard Lance Stephenson sprained his left ankle in the second quarter and didnt return. ... Granger hit a 3-pointer and has hit at least one in 22 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NBA. ... Miami, among the NBAs top defensive teams, didnt take a charge against Indiana. The Heat had been averaging 2.3 charges taken per game. Without Wade, Heat rout Pacers The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


C M Y K results Tuesday night. After having just finished off the Taveniere tournament last Thursday with a 65-57 win over Frostproof, the Streaks scored an extra bucket and allowed one less in Tuedays 67-55 win over the Bulldogs on the road. Sebring travels to Winter Haven Friday before a trip to Naples Saturday. And Winter Haven looks to be a tough district test for the Streaks as the Blue Devils trounced Avon Park Tuesday night by an 89-58 final. University of Central Florida signee, DeVon Walker was virtually unstoppable as the 6-foot-6 guard, averaging 28 points and 10 rebounds per game this season, went off for 35 points, 13 rebounds, five blocked shots and two steals. The Red Devils were never in this one, trailing 20-10 after one and 46-19 at the half. A27-19 tilt in the third showed the firepower Avon Park is capable of, but Winter Haven stormed back for a 2412, fourth-quarter margin to put the finishing touches on the win. The Devils have the rest of the week to mull this one over before traveling to Mulberry Tuesday for a district contest. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, January 6, 2012w ww.newssun.com idol; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; idol; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 3 3 9 9 6 6 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 6 6 3 3 Continued from 1B Streaks get win, Devils cant stop Walker By STEVEN WINE Associated PressMIAMI As the West V irginia Mountaineers celebrated their first Orange B owl victory, safety Darwin Cook shared a hug with the games mascot, Obie. They had run into each other earlier in the end zone when Cook scored the nights pivotal touchdown, then leaped on the smiling orange. O nly after the game did he learn a woman was wearing the Obie outfit. I didnt know you were a girl, he told her. I apologize. T he Mountaineers ran over everything in their path Wednesday night, including the Clemson Tigers. Geno Smith tied the record for any bowl game with six touchdown passes, and the No. 23-ranked Mountaineers s et a bowl scoring record with their high-powered o ffense by routing No. 14 Clemson 70-33. But it was a defensive player Cook who made the most memorable play by returning a fumble 99 yardsf or a touchdown to break the g ame open. Standing in the sideline, Smith watched a video replay of Cooks touchdown in disbelief. Crazy, man, Smith said. When I saw that, I knew things were breaking our way Cook collided comically w ith mascot Obie after scori ng one of the Mountaineers five TDs in the second quarter, including three in the final 2:29 for a 49-20 lead. It was the highest-scoring h alf by a team in a bowl game. I always envisioned maki ng great plays, Cook said. If you think it will happen, it will happen. T avon Austin tied a record for any bowl game with four t ouchdown catches. Smith went 31 for 42 and had 401 yards passing to break Tom Bradys Orange Bowl record. S mith also ran for a score, helping West Virginia break t he bowl record for points established six nights earlier when Baylor beat W ashington 67-56 in the Alamo Bowl. Never could we imagine wed put up 70 points, Smith said. It was like a virus, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. The Mountaineers (10-3 won in their first Orange Bowl appearance and improved to 3-0 in Bowl Championship Series games. Our guys felt like they werent getting too much credit, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said. And they wanted to make a statement in this game. Clemson (10-4 ing in its first major bowl in 30 years. Despite the drubbing, Swinney said, the wait for a return trip wont be so long. It wont be 30 years, Swinney said. Well be back. T he offensive showcase was the latest in a succession this bowl season, and perhaps the last. D efense is expected to dominate in the final BCS g ame Monday night, when L ouisiana State faces Alabama for the national title. West Virginia totaled 589 yards and 31 first downs. Smith was chosen the games outstanding player but gave Austin an assist. He won me an MVP Smith said. Hes one of the quickest guys Ive ever seen, and its just a blessing to have a guy like him on my team. Austin had 11 receptions, scoring on passes of 8, 27, 3 and 37 yards. I do know who the fastest kid on the field was, Holgorsen said. We made a conscious effort to get him the ball a bunch, and whenever we got him the ball, he made things happen. Clemson couldnt keep up with the Big East Conference co-champions, although Andre Ellington did score the games first points on a 68yard run. First-team All-Americans Sammy Watkins and Dwayne Allen combined for only seven catches for 87 yards. e didnt play too good, Watkins said. Weve got the whole next year to get right. Amid the flurry of points, defensive back Cook came up with second-longest play in Orange Bowl history. Clemson was on the verge of taking the lead in the second quarter when Ellington ran up the middle and disappeared into a heap at the 1. Ateammate signaled touchdown, but the ball came loose and Cook grabbed it, then took off with nothing but the end zone in front of him. Cook was the only one in the stadium who knew theb all was out, teammate Bruce Irvin said. That was a heads-up play The potential 14-point s wing seemed to deflate the Tigers, who had moved the b all almost at will to that point. They hadnt really stopped us, Swinney said. That was huge. Then it snowballed quickly The Tigers were doomed when quarterback Tajh Boyd committed turnovers on consecutive Clemson plays. After Smith ran 7 yards on a keeper for a 35-20 lead, Pat Miller intercepted Boyds pass. Smith flipped a 1-yard touchdown pass to Austin and, on the next play a call was overturned, with the replay official determining Boyd had lost a fumble. Alston then ran for a 1yard touchdown with 4 seconds left in the half. Momentum swung not in our favor, and it was hard to recapture, Boyd said. West Virginia is a great offense. You cant really get behind them. We couldnt stop them. Guys were gassed. Their legs were going. It was a tough loss pretty embarrassing. West Virginia drubs Clemson 70-33 in Orange Bowl MCTphoto Clemsons Andre Ellington scores a first-quarter touchdown against West Virginia's Darwin Cook during the Orange Bowl Wednesday, but Cook would return the favor, and then some, with a 99-yard fumble return. By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated PressORLANDO The Orlando Magic looked like a team in need of pillows and a bedtime story when they trudged their way through a lopsided loss to Detroit earlier this week that snapped a four-game winning streak. Aday off went a long way for the Magic. Orlando recovered its pep in a 103-85 win over the Washington Wizards Wednesday night. Dwight Howard had 28 p oints and 20 rebounds, Ryan Anderson added 23 points and 15 rebounds to help the Magic run past the winless Wizards. Orlando won for the fifth time in six games and had four players in double figures. It has won seven straight against Washington and 15 of the last 18 meetings. The Wizards got 17 points from Nick Young, but shot poorly all night and trailed by as many as 28 in falling to 0-6 for the first time in franchise history. They remain only team in the NBAwithout a victory. The Magic had a fourgame winning streak snapped Monday at Detroit in a lethargic effort that coach Stan Van Gundy saidw as virtually void of any energy from a team playing its sixth game in nine days. Orlando was off Tuesday a nd appeared to have its energy back against the W izards, sprinting out to as m uch as a 22-point lead in the opening 24 minutes and taking an 18-point cushion into halftime. e came out and played better than we had against Detroit, Howard said. It was good to see us bounce back. Anderson said starting faster was a definite point of emphasis against a Washington team with several young players. Hitting shots didnt hurt either as the Magic hovered above 50 percent for most of the game and connected on eight of their 19 shots from the 3-point line. Orlando also dished out 27 assists as a team and held a 54-44 rebounding edge over a much bigger Wizardslineup. Magic shooting guard Jason Richardson, who came into Wednesday just two for his last 13 from the field, scored the games first five points. He finished just 3 for 8, but said he likes the way his shot felt compared to the past two games. e play a lot of games, but thats no excuse for not coming out with energy and ready to play, Richardson said. I see myself on film not bringing energy and Im an energy player. So I gotta do a better job of doing ite very game. Howard led all scorers with 17 points in the first half coming mostly on layups or dunks as the beneficiary of several assists from Hedo Turkoglu and Jameer Nelson, who had five apiece. T he Wizards struggled to get shots to fall from the outset, settling for jumpers and missing their first 12 f ield-goal attempts. They also gave up 31 p oints in the first quarter, the third time this season t hey allowed an opponent to score at least 30 in a period. The Magic made 61 percent (11 for 18) of their shots in the first quarter. Howard was 4 for 4. Meanwhile, Washingto n s hot a paltry 21 percent (6 for 28) in a 14-point first quarter and finished the night at just 36 percent (34 for 93) Wizards coach Fl ip Saunders said injecting some sort of life into the offense early is a must if they are going to post their first victory anytime soon. T heir next chance is Friday when they begin a three-game home stand against New York. Were gonna have to d o something with our start, Saunders said. Whether its personnel wise or whatever.B ut somehow weve got to have some juice to start g ames. Point guard John Wall w ouldnt go as far as calling it a pattern, and said therei snt one thing that would be a quick fix from his perspective. s everything, he said. e go over everything on defense in the shootaround, but we didnt do it out there. You see what happened to us. Once everybody started being selfish on offense, (and end were not trusting each other Richardson said he feels like the Magic are finding an early groove and its just in time as they prepare to host a speedy Chicago team Friday that is off to a 6-1 start. I think were gelling really good, he said. We made some mistakes and I t hink were doing a good job just playing through t hose and just playing hard. We still got some gelling to do, but were gonna keep playing hard. Howard, Magic run past Wizards Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155


C M Y K B y KATIE TAMMEN Northwest Florida Daily NewsNAVARRE After years of struggling to find meaning in his life, Ray Galmichef inally has found his purpose. The 64-year-old Army veteran who has been battling post-traumatic stress disor-d er is finally sharing his story, thanks to a new ally named Dazzle. Dazzle is an 81-pound German shepherd speciallyt rained to help people who suffer from PTSD regain some normalcy in their lives. God spared my life and I think now I know why, said Ray, who served in Vietnamf rom December 1966 to May 1968. Ive got to face ( PTSD) but keep moving forward, and now Ive got a goal. S ince receiving Dazzle in September, he and his wife K aren are doing what they can to raise awareness about PTSD and a study at the Department of Veterans Affairs center in Tampa thatb rought him and Dazzle together. T he two-year study will look at how Dazzle has helped Ray deal with his dis-a bility. In exchange for the dog and $75 a month for f ood, Ray must send in updates every couple of months about how he is d oing. Theres a reason for doing this, and thats to help others, Ray said at his h ome in Navarre with Dazzle at his side. I never in a million years would have imagined Id do this. For years Ray has suffered n ightmares, flashbacks, anxiety attacks and feelings of worthlessness. But the diagnosis didnt come until 2002. wenty years in the A rmy and I didnt know what PTSD was. They didnt talk about it, Ray said. I didnt think I was any different than anybody else. A civilian doctor diagnosed it after Ray had some particularly debilitatinge pisodes. To help him cope, the doctor recommended he see ap sychiatrist, who soon confirmed Ray had PTSD and r ecommended that he go to a treatment center for a couple weeks of rest. R ay ended up staying a few months after he was d iagnosed with full-blown PTSD the kind that no amount of medication or therapy will erase. The realization was a hard o ne for Ray and Karen, but they did what they could to c ope. Ray went to group therapy twice a week and Karen went once a week. E ventually, Ray decided they needed a change of s cenery and they moved from their home in Maryland to Northwest Florida where h is sister lived. It was a decision that would worsen his condition. Shortly after moving to t he area, Ray concluded that Karen was unhappy because she was far from her friends and family. He became angry at himself for moving her. I just wanted to be left alone, Ray said. I was doing a lot of soul searching. and thinking, God, Im really hating myself. For years, he thought of s uicide and sought ways to be alone. He sometimes u rged Karen to stay with her family up north for months at a time. D uring what became a two-month trip in June, K aren came across an article that ultimately changed their lives. It was a story about a man with PTSD who had beeng iven a dog to help him with his condition. Something inside me knew that was going to work out for Ray, Karen said. In ever doubted that hed get a dog. W hen she returned, she made some calls, got the paperwork and gave Ray a j ob. She said, Fill out this paperwork or else, Ray recalled. She would never l eave me, but she made it sound like it. The Galmiches traveled to Williston, Fla., in August for an interview to get Ray ad og from Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. The organization contracts withV eterans Affairs to supply dogs to veterans who suffer from PTSD. When Raymond came to me, he was very emotional, s aid Carol Borden, who owns and operates Guardian Angels. He kept asking, When will my dog be ready for me. B orden said she deliberately didnt answer the question. Instead, she let Ray interact with Dazzle for a while. T hats when she realized he had found his dog and told him so. Oh my gosh. He looked at me, he looked at Dazzlea nd he just buried his head in his hands and sobbed, and the dog immediately got up and went to him and began licking the tears from hisf ace, Borden said. I mean that was such an emotional moment. There wasnt a drye ye in the room. Ray said since getting Dazzle his life has changed,a lthough slowly. Im so focused on him o n Dazzle that Im not having as many problems as I was before, Ray said. T he nightmares arent gone, but Dazzle wakes him b efore they get too far. He still gets nervous around large crowds, but Dazzle will stand between him and other people so he no longers tays in the house alone all the time. e kept finding excuses to go out (after they got Dazzle) It was somethingw e havent done in a really long time, Karen said. It was fun. Today, the couple isnt just focused on Rays dis-a bility; theyve turned their attention outward. Ray speaks to anyone who a sks about the dog and the program. He hopes his story will h elp someone else. As of now, eight veterans h ave been paired up with dogs. The VAultimately plans to h ave 230 veterans involved in the study, Borden said. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, January 6, 2012Page 5B BEST HEARING CENTER; 5.542"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 4 4 5 5 INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; 1/6,13,20,27; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 5 5 1 1 HEALTHYLIVING German shepherd helps Army veteran battle with PTSD God spared my life and I think now I k now why. Ive got to face (PTSD keep moving forward, and now Ive got a goal.RAYGALMICHE v eteran


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Astudy commissioned by the seven-memberC ommission on Review of Taxpayer Funded Hospital D istricts said it was difficult to compare the quality of care at various types ofh ospitals because they are very diverse and have comp lex business models. The commission noted a third of Floridas publicly owned hospitals are in rural areas that have too fewp atients to generate data comparable to urban hospit als. The report did conclude that patient expenses are upt o 12 percent higher in public hospitals. Apublic hosp ital economist attributed the difference largely to Miamis Jackson Memorial H ospital. Scott created the panel last March to determine if its in the publics best interest to continue havingg overnment-operated hospitals. Florida has 30 active hospital districts but only 16 have the authority to levyt axes or receive tax money. The panel recommended a number of changes in its final report to Scott and theL egislature, but it stopped short of calling for an end to public hospitals. Akey proposal is that voters should be given ac hance every eight to 12 years to determine if local hospital districts should continue receiving taxpayer funds. T he panel also urged the districts to pay for indigent care at private as well as public hospitals and clinics. The commission also agreed with the Republican governors push to make Medicaid reimbursements more uniform for public and private hospitals alike. Scott has proposed cutting Medicaid reimbursements in his annual budgetp roposal to the Legislature. The more wisely we use taxpayer dollars in our hospital systems the better well be able to fund otherp riorities like education Scott spokesman Lane Wright wrote in an email. At this time, Governor Scott and his staff are still reviewing the report andl ook forward to implementing the recommendations t hat make sense. The panel said Scott and lawmakers should supporte fforts by the Florida Agency for Health Care A dministration, which oversees the states Medicaid program, to refine and publish data on outcomes and quality. T he report notes Commissioner Paul D uncan, a University of Florida health services researcher, pointed outt heres great potential for coming up with misleading r esults when trying to compare private and public hospitals without a thorough a nd rigorous analysis of available data. This level of research would be a very significant undertaking, beyond thes cope of the commission and more appropriately conducted by a team of academic researchers, the panel wrote. K eon-Hyong Lee of Florida State Universitys A skew School of Public Administration and Policyc onducted the cost analysis that showed public hospitals had higher expenses than their private counterparts. J im Zingale, executive director of research and fiscal analysis, for the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida, presented ar esponse showing the average cost per adjusted admission at public hospitals drops by nearly 15 percent if Jackson Memorial and tiny CampbelltonGraceville in the Panhandle are removed from the calculation. Addressing the lack of diversity in lung cancer clinical trialsARAContentR esearch shows that racial and ethnic minorities are more likely to develop cancer and die from it than the general U.S. population, but are historically underrepresented in clinical trials. A s part of lung cancer awareness month, Dr. Coleman Obasaju, a frequent speaker on health disparities around the world, provides his take on the issue. Obasaju is a clinical and senior medical director at Lilly Oncology. Q : Why does lung cancerdisproportionately impact minority populat ions? Obasaju: Lung cancer maintains its status as one of the most prevalent and deadly of all cancers. Approximately 200,000 new cases are expected to bed iagnosed in the U.S. this year globally this figure swells to about one million. This disease takes a particularly heavy toll on African Americans.D espite their lower smoking rates, African Americans are more likely than Caucasians to develop and die from lung cancer. It is not clear why African Americans have a greater risk for developing lung cancer, but researchers believe it may be in part related to a person's genetics, environmental and socioeconomic background. Q: Why is it so critical forminorities to participate in clinical trials? Obasaju: One way to get a better understanding of this situation is through increased diversity in clinical trials. Historically, minorities have been underrepresented. Several factors contribute to this, including a lack of awareness about the importance of diversity in cancer research. Economics, language and cultural barriers, coupled with a historical mistrust of the clinical trial process, also contribute to the low rates of minority participation. D espite these challenges, we must continue to find ways to increase their participation. This change is vital to ensure researchers understand how lung cancer affects all populations and substantiate whether treatments are effective across all ethnic groups. Q: What can be done to increase minority participation in clinical trials? Obasaju: To start, research teams can identify clinical trial sites located in close proximity to minority groups. Other critical steps include translating details about clinical trial enrollment into different languages, creating culturally adaptable patient tools and working with patient navigators, who can help guide clinical trial participants through the treatment process. We need to continue to raise awareness on the importance of minority representation in clinical trials and trust that if minorities know more about this critical issue, itw ill inspire them to take action. Q: Where can someone go formore information about participating in a clinical trial? Obasaju: Ahealthcare provider is one of the best resources to explain how patients can participate in a clinical trial. Healthcare providers can direct eligible individuals to the most appropriate trial taking place in their area and explain the process for enrolling. There are also great resources available online, including the National Cancer Institutes website (cancer.gov/clinicaltrials). This site allows users to search for trials that are currently enrolling participants and provides users with a variety of answers to the most pressing questions about trial participation. HEALTHYLIVING DearPharmacist: I am 87 years old and at the end of my journey. Ive been through so much, and today,I m writing letters to special people. I wish to thank you for improving the quality of my life the past few years with your columns andb ooks. There is so much to say... a simple thank you will have to suffice. I wish I could go back and make changes earlier on, but Ic ant. I hope my daughter and the younger generations will listen to you. HappyN ew Year Suzy. L.S., Ft. Lauderdale Answer: Im honored to b e among the special people in your life, thank you v ery much. Ive chosen your letter to inspire others to reclaim their health. I stillr ecall a letter that was written by an 85 y-year-old. man e xplaining how hed live his life differently if he could. The letter is found in the late Leo Buscaglias book, Living, Loving and Learning. Here it is: If I had my life to live over again, Id try to make more mistakes next time. Iw ouldnt try to be so perfect. I would relax more. Id limber up... I know very fewt hings that I would take so seriously, Id be crazier. Id b e less hygienic... Id climb more mountains, Id swim more rivers, Id watch mores unset... Id eat more ice cream and fewer beans. Id h ave more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones. ou see I was one of those people who lived prophylactically and sensibly and sanely hour after hour and day after day... Id try to have nothing but beautiful momentsmoment bym oment by moment. Ive been one of those people who never went anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a gar-g le, a raincoat, and a parachute. If I had to do it all over again, Id travel lighter next time. If I had to do it all over again, Id start barefoote arlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. Id ride more merry-go-rounds,I d watch more sunrises, and Id play with more children, if I had my life to live overa gain. But you see, I dont. M y friends, Ive spent 13 years writing health columns, every single week,r arely taking the allowance of a reprint during vacations. I post health tips on facebook every single day. I do so because my passion is to inspire and empower all of you to feel great again, using any treatment, medication, supplement or healer that works. You are never trapped, if you arent feeling better, or y ou dont like your health track, make a new choice. Dont take the good aspects of your health for granted because one day, they (and y ou) will be gone. As 2012 turns the corner, focus on what feels well in your body, not what you havent accomplished. Set reasonable goals and this time, expect success. Now,f ollowing Leos lead, is anyone up for skydiving withm e? Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 2 4-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more informat ion, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Want to skydive with me? Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Does lung cancer discriminate? ARAContent Racial and ethnic minorities are more likely to get lung cancer, but less likely to be involved in clinical trials, research shows. Scott panel cannot compare Florida hospitals


C M Y K Atonement Lutheran Church, ELCAS EBRING This Sunday is Baptism of Our Lord Sunday. The Sunday worship service will be led by Deacon David Thoresen.L ector/assistant is Ed Graff. Bible study will resume Thursday, Jan. 12.Avon Park Church of ChristAVON PARK The Sunday morning message will be presented by speakerF rank Parker. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. ForestA ve. For information, call 453-4692.Christ Lutheran Church LCMSAVON PARK This Sunday morning, PastorS cott McLean will preach a sermon titled The New Life o f the Baptized. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information, call 471-2 663 or visit christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson s ermon on Sunday morning is titled Sacrament. The keynote is from Psalms 1 16:12,13: What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the nameo f the Lord. The church is at 146 N. Franklin St.Christian Training ChurchS EBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring them essage titled Witnesses of Truth: Part 7 at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the booko f Hebrews.Emmanuel United Church of ChristS EBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, o Rise and to Fall, with Scripture taken from Luke 2:21-40. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday morning the church celebrates The Baptism of Our Lord and First Sunday after the Epiphany. Pastor Gary Kindle will deliver his sermon titled Baptized into Christ from Romans 6:111. This Sunday night the church is hosting Grace Harmony. Each year their Journey for Jesus takes the group on a 20,000-mile trek. Their music is a testimony of faith and trust in God and has a unique style all its own; an easy to listen to sound with deep, spiritual, Bible-based lyrics t hat come straight from the heart. Through their music they strive to help others know that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.R ather than being considered performers, they prefer to be thought of as ser-v ants of the Lord. There is no charge for the concert. Grace Harmonyw ill accept a thanksgiving offering if one would like to g ive. Faith's Closet/Thrift Shop offers donated items that arei n good condition for resale. Overstocked items are o ffered at half-price one week each month. Surplus items are also donated to other needy people and organizations This week as hipment is going to the eastern area of the Navajo N ation. Help is available to individuals who come to the Thrift Shop with an emer-g ency need. Faiths Closet/Thrift Shop hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. T uesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Any questions, call 3852782 (direct to Faiths Closet).F irst Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the L ords Table this Sunday morning will be Johnny J ohnston and Teresa Williams. Communion will be served by Carol Graves,C atherine Baker and Carol Chandler. G reeting the congregation will be Charles and Mary Ann Thomas. Pastor Ron Norton is back in the pulpit this Sunday.H is sermon is titled John Baptizes Jesus, taken from M atthew 3:11-17. For more information, call 385-0352. T he church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkA VON PARK On Sunday morning, Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is titled Marriage and Calling based on I Corinthians 7:1-2 4. The choirs introit will be The Lord, He is God and the anthem will be Lord, We Thank You. T he adult Sunday school class is continuing their study of David in II Samuel 19 in which David returns to Jerusalem. O n Wednesday, Bible study on Wednesday is titled The Basics of the Faitha nd will be led by Pastor Bob Johnson. On Thursday, the Deacons w ill meet at 6 p.m. The church is at 215 E. C ircle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For questions, call4 53-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Bad News John II is the title ofS unday mornings sermon taken from Matthew 3:1-12. S aturday Womens Ministries Retreat at 9:30 a.m. at SIM Fellowship Forgive me if I have said this before, but, Happy New Year. It may be thee pitome of redundancy but I have given this greeting for 60 years and I mean it as sincerely this year as I have all the years preced-i ng. The first few years of my life, I had no teeth and so all I could say was Googoo, daa-daa. It meant thes ame thing. This year I have all of my teeth but I am not certain how manym ore years. The way we start life is the way we usually end life,w ith no teeth and drooling all the time with a silly grin o n our face. Why is it so cute to have a toothless drool at three m onths but rather disgusting when you are 93 years o ld? We all start life wearing diapers and if we live long enough we will end our life wearing the same apparatus.I guess it all depends upon what we do between the t wo events. I suppose I could be guilty of not learning asm uch as I could at my age, but one thing I have learned a nd that is the good things in life are always repeated. Sure, there are some things t hat we do once in a lifetime and cherish their memories, but the good things in life are those things we continually repeat. I would wager that in this New Year there would be relatively few, if any, new things. The past year was supposed to carry with it al ot of brand-new things. Most things were those r epeated ad nausea for many years. T his year is an election year. Of course, the purpose of this year is to elect a new president. Every four years we elect a newp resident and I have participated in many presidential elections. At least, I went to the voting booth and voted. In all those years of elect-i ng a new president it has usually worked out that the new president was remarkably quite like the old president. Some political pundits make a great deal betweena Republican and a Democrat. It may be my age, but it seems to me that most Democrats are Republicans in disguise and most Republicans are Democrats in disguise. If I was backed up against a wall with a firing squad in front of me and asked to tell the difference betweena Democrat and a Republican, the only thing I could come up with would be the spelling. ARepublican when elected will always act likea Democrat and a Democrat when elected will usually act like a Republican. Then they wonder why the voting public is confused. As far as I am concerned, a rattlesnake wearing a rabbit outfit does not change its nature. It still has poisonous fangs looking for some human flesh. What has not changed is the fact that a politician running for office will say anything to get elected and then once elected will develop an acute sense of amnesia, which is not that cute. Whenever I hear politicians say that when they are elected they are going to change things I know I am either listening to a fool or someone who is trying tof ool me. Hundreds of politicians have run on the platform of changing Washington DC. Well, how has that been working? T he coming presidential election will be the same as every other one in the his-t ory of the United States. In spite of that, there are a few things I am glad will n ot change. The things that are really i mportant in life are those things that do not change. For instance, I am glad t he sun comes up every morning. Even though e very day is a new day, the same sun starts the day with its rising. The beautiful thing about this is that we can only live one day at at ime. I cannot remember how much time I have s pent worrying about something in the future and when that day came, I wor-r ied in vain. I am so glad that the risi ng of the sun is not in the hands of some political committee somewhere. W herever two or three politicians are gathered together, there is gridlock. If a political committee were responsible for the ris-i ng of the sun, it would never rise. The only thing a political committee can do when it comes to the phenomenon of rising is in thea rea of taxes and their salaries. A s sure as the sun will rise tomorrow so will ourt axes and so will the salaries of the politicians. Would be great the politicians salary was tied to the economy? If the economyw as up, the politicians would get a raise. If the economy went down, the politicians would take a cut in salary. I am not sure how to do that, but if it ever became law in our country, the economy of our country would be on the rise for generations to come. Another redundancy that I am delighted to participate in and that is the mercies of God. It is of the LORDS mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness (Lamentations 3: 2223 KJV). Although repeated daily, Gods mercies are never redundant. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church web site is www.whatafellowship.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the NewsSun. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, January 6, 2012Page 7B ringling bros; 5.542"; 10"; Black; Ringling Bros. Circus; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 8 8 1 1 ROAD SHOW ESTATE BUYERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black; 1/6,13,20,27; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 4 4 2 2 RELIGION Here we go again: the art of redundancy Guest Column Rev. James L. Snyder R ELIGION GUIDELINES: The N ews-Sunp ublishes religion news on Fridays. T he submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be c onsidered for publication in the following Fridas paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p .m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For i nformation,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Continued on page 8B Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, January 6, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun t hat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to c ome 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 B ible 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 at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+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; Scott King, interim youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Wednesday schedule: 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6:30p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:00 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens mission groups. Call 453-6681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life c hanging Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing 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 the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky 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 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. 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 and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible S tudy, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695 CA THOLIC 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; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; 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 at4 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 Nazaren e 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-17 A 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 Hall. Guest speaker will be Julie W ayner Bult; Cello: Alberta Sims. RSVPto the church office at 3850 107 by Monday if you plan to attend.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the message at all three services this Sunday. Sunday, Find Food and Fellowship Dinner will begin following the services. The bloodmobile will be in the church parking lot this Sunday. Call the church office for information at 385-5184. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Visit the website at www.sebringfirstumc.comHeartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores s ermon this Sunday will be Satan Is A live But Not Well by Ed Wood. S cripture will be from I John 3:8-3:8. The service will also include H eartland Singers singing I Saw the L ight, and George Kelly singing New Hope. Adult Bible study on Tuesday is Living on the Edge taught by Pastor Ted Moore. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behindP ublix); phone number 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchL AKE PLACID Pastor Jerry McCauley will preach at the Heritage Worship Service and the Celebration Worship Service on the subject Glorious Victory in 2012, with theS cripture lesson from I Corinthians 15:50-58. Pastor Fred Ball will preach at the New Song Contemporary Service in Rob Reynolds Hall. A Missions program will begin in Rob Reynolds Hall at 5 p.m., with a light supper and then viewing of theM issions projects for 2012 will be discussed at various places on the church campus. The church is at 500K ent Ave. Call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchS EBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, True Success, is taken f rom Genesis 41 (King James Version). Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the messages in the services. The Wednesday evening service will be praise, prayer and Bible study in IC orinthians.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Why Did Jesus Get B aptized? with biblical reference f rom Mark 1:4-11 will be the mess age at all three Sunday services. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Girl Scouts meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Nursery is provided at all services.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 C ozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weavers sermon will be The Cup and the Covenant.The Way ChurchS EBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaums message Sunday will be New Things. M onday the Night of Prophecy will be held at Homers. The subject will be Armageddon. The Difference Makers Youth meet Sunday and Wednesday evenings. T he Way Church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The church phone is 471-6140; the pastors cell is 2733674. For church information and the pastors messages go to www.the-w aychurch.org. Continued from page 7B RELIGION Special to the News-SunSEBRING Dr. Jimmy De Y oung will be the guest speaker for the January Bible Conference at Maranatha Baptist Church Sunday through Wednesday.Meetings will be at 6 p.m. each evening and Sunday m orning at 9 and 10:15 a.m. Dr.De Young, best known for his regular appearances on Day of Discovery, has resided in Jerusalem as a journalist much o f the past 18 years. He has met w ith many Middle East leaders, interviewing them concerning current events. In addition to an active conf erence ministry, he is heard daily and/or weekly on several radio networks.He holds doctorates from Tennessee Temple University and Louisiana Baptist University and is author of the best selling book Sound the Trumpets. His wife, Judy, will accompany him. The Maranatha congregation extends a cordial welcome t o friends from the community to s hare in these meetings.The church is in Maranatha Village off Arbuckle Creek Road, two miles east of SR-17N in Sebring.For more information,c all 382-4301 or 471-1414. De Young to speak at Maranatha Bible Conference Courtesy photo Dr. Jimmy De Young and his wife Judy will be the special guests at Maranatha Baptist Church next week,


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, January 6, 2012Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r 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 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. 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. Bringa 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, 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 f ellowship 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 PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Informal service, 8 a.m.; traditional service, 10:30a .m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6:30 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), AvonP ark, 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 a special 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 s pace.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 Park, 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 Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.; High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St. John United 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 RELIGION Grief Group support startsS EBRING Grief Group b eginning in January at Emmanuel United Church of Christ hosts a monthly group for anyone who has experienced a loss of any kind, be i t the death of a loved one, a pet, a job loss, a move, a break-up, a medical diagnosis, etc. Meetings are open to the public and take p lace at 1 p.m. the first Friday of each month in the fellowship hall chapel. E mmanuel UCC is at 3115 Hope S t. (off Hammock Road). For further information, call 471-1999 or email pastormiller224@aol.com.Concert at Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday at 7 p .m., Faith Lutheran Church is hosting Grace Harmony. Each year their Journey for Jesus takes the group on a 20,000-mile trek. Theirm usic is a testimony of faith and trust in God and has a unique style all its own; an easy to listen to sound with deep, spiritual, Biblebased lyrics that come straightf rom the heart. Through their music they strive to help others know that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Rather than being considered performers,t hey prefer to be thought of as servants of the Lord. There is no charge for the concert. Grace Harmony will accept a thanksgiving offering if one wouldl ike to give.C alvary Baptist now has two morning servicesSEBRING Calvary Baptist C hurch on Hammock Road will start two Sunday morning services o n Sunday, Jan. 8. One service at 8 a.m. and one at 10 a.m.Prime Timers meet for lunchLAKE PLACID The Prime Timers of First Baptist Church, 119 E. Royal Palm St., will host a covered dish luncheon at noonM onday in the fellowship hall. Officer James Fransler will be speaking on card fraud and conartists.R esurrection Lutheran plans annual saleA VON PARK Resurrection Lutheran Church will hold its annual garage sale Saturday, Jan.1 4. Its your chance to find that item you did not get for Christmas. Many items with the exception of clothing and shoes will be offeredf or sale starting at 8 a.m. The doors will close at 2 p.m. and everything must go. The church is at 324 E. Main St., corner of Main and Memorial in AvonP ark.Ed Kilbourne in concertSEBRING Grateful Ed Kilbourne will be at St. John United Methodist Church for a repeatp erformance on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. Kilbourne is known for his collections of moving music, clever h umor and insightful monologues. He combines acoustic guitar k eyboards and singing with a story-telling style that has been compared to that of Garrison Keillor, the radio humorist fromL ake Wobegon. His professional career began in the early s singing in folk groups while in high school and college. This concert is the second in the S t. John Concert series. The church is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive (just behind Walmart). For information, call the church at 382-1736.Womens Winter Event is Jan. 28SEBRING The Orange Blossom Baptist Association iss ponsoring a Womens Winter Event, AWord Fitly Spoken... from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday,J an. 28 at First Baptist Church, 200 E. Center Ave., in the fellowship hall. The church is just off TheC ircle in downtown Sebring. K ilbourne Snapshots GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE


C M Y K The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the groupt o update the News-Sun on any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516;s end any changes by e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail them to News-Sun Community Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870.F RIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and F riday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the pub-l ic. Tickets in the lounge on F riday night. Lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. untilf inal call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at n oon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. For details, call 4711 448. AvonPark Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Genes Classic Country Band will play for your enjoym ent at the LPWC Building, 10 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid at6 :30 p.m. for a $3 donation at the door. Questions, call 6991975. Grief Group at Emmanuel United Church of Christ hosts a monthly group for anyone who has experienced a loss of any kind, be in the death of a loved one, a pet, a job loss, a move, a break-up, a medical diagnosis, etc. Meetings are open to the public and take place at 1 p.m. the first Friday o f each month in the fellowship hall chapel. Emmanuel UCC is at 3115 Hope St. (off of Hammock Road). For further i nformation, contact Rev. Miller at 471-1999 or pas-t ormiller224@aol.com. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a c lass in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11 a .m. Friday. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 3826792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the areas Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for membersa nd $7 for non-members. Call 385-6671. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-11 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and q ualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Lodge phone number 4520 579. MOMs Club meets at 10:30 a.m. first Friday at the First United Methodist Church on Pine Street in Sebring. Narcotics Anonymous N ew Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call H eartland area helpline (863 683-0630. More information on o ther meetings and events at w ww.naflheartland.org. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info on lessons, call3 85-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish basketsf rom 5-7 p.m. at the club, 1 2921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $ 4 donation. Blind darts is p layed at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p .m. Elks and guests invited. D ance music in ballroom at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation.Smoke-free envir onment. For reservations, c all 385-8647 or 471-3557. L ounge is open from 1-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p .m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 9 8, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and t able tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 6 21 E., Lake Placid. Texas H old em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 S.E. L akeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. SATURDAY Airborne (Paratrooper Breakfast Club meets at 9 a.m. every first Saturday at Bob Evans Restaurant, Sebring. All paratroopers and t heir guests are invited. For details, call Joe Noto at 4520106. American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 1 1:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 24 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members a nd guests invited. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series at n oon. For details, call 4523803. Car Show from 5-8 p.m. on the first Saturday of each m onth at Woodys BBQ. Proceeds benefit Hope Hospice.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions f or adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday andS aturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520 006. Highlands Chapter 601 meets at Golf Hammock Restaurant in the Golf H ammock Country Club at noon. Any service person who was awarded the Purple Heart is invited to attend and bring their wife or husband. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between AvonP ark and Sebring) has a flea m arket from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast s erved from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off r oad parking. For details, call 382-2208. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to m embers and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylics taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Military Officers Association of America (MOAA South Central Florida Chapter Board meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first S aturday at the Military Sea S ervices Museum on Kenilworth and Roseland. The monthly members luncheon is on the third Saturday of each month at noon (except holid ays). Location is at K enilworth Lodge. For further information call Roy Whitton at 465-7048. Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 601 meets at noon on the first S aturday at Sunrise R estaurant. All recipients and wives of the Purple Heart are welcome. Call 471-9190 or 465-7074 for details. Narcotics Anonymous N ew Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, S ebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous m eets at 10:30 a.m. at First P resbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. Paratrooper breakfast every first Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. at Bob Evans. Call John S chumacher at 382-8648. Scleroderma Support Group meets on the second S aturday in January, March, May, July, September, and Novembe for lunch at rotating restaurants. Call 452-2968 for m eeting location. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at t he club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Music is from 7-10 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Club 2259 offers line dancing lessons at 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday for members and guests at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6553920. Twelve Step Study Group for Adult Children of Alcoholics meets at 11 a.m. first and third Saturday, at first building south of Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. P arking available south of old church. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 1224 County Road 6 21 E., Lake Placid. Laides auxiliary dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves a meal for $6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and music i s from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3858 902. SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests o nly. Post is at 528 N. Pine S t., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open tom embers and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. H orseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p .m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, m eets from 4-5 p.m. in secon d f loor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, 4200 Sun N L ake Blvd., Sebring. For d etails, call 382-7731. No d ues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org Ridge Area Missionary Soldiers AvonPark Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., A von Park. For details, call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 s erves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 25 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 9 8, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Society for Creative Anachronism (Local C hapter: Shire of Stagridge) meets at 2 p.m. first and third Sunday at Brewsters Coffee House on U.S. 27 in Sebring. For details, call 214-5522. The ArtistsGroup at South Florida Community College will h old a critique clinic the first S unday of every month, 2-4 p.m., at the Hotel Jacaranda, A von Park. Professional local artists will discuss and evalua te participantspaintings. Th e fee is $5 with a two painting l imit. For more information, call 7 84-7346. U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club meets at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of e ach month at VFW Post 9853, State Road 64 West an d N orth Oliva Drive. For informat ion call Dr. J at (954 6981. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 serves hamburger s f rom 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1 224 County Road 621 East, L ake Placid. For details, call 6 99-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For d etails, call 385-8902. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, January 6, 2012www.newssun.com Y MCA; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 1/6/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 3 3 1 1 24/7; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 1/6/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 4 4 1 1 COMMUNITYCALENDAR In an effort to clean out items on the Community Calendarthat are out of date, the News-Sun is asking that all groups with entries to email editor@newssun.com orcall 385-6155 ext. 539 and inform us that yourentry is current. Any group not heard from by Jan. 15,2 012, will have its entry deleted from the calendar. Associated PressLAKELAND Police in central Florida say a man died when a mobile meth lab exploded inside his car. At first, Lakeland police thought 36-yearold Clifford Ellison died Tuesday following a fatal crash. On Wednesday police announced Ellison died as he and 26-year-old Jerek L. Evans mixed chemicals in a glass liquor bottle. The Ledger of Lakeland reports witnesses told police there had been some kind of commotion inside the vehicle before it crashed. Officers also found out Evans had run away after the crash. Evans told police he and Ellison were making shake and bake methamphetamine when the bottle exploded. Police say Ellison was fatally struck in the neck by flying glass shards. An investigation continues. Police say no charges have been filed yet against Evans. Man dies after mobile meth lab explodes


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, January 6, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 1/6/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 3 3 6 6 DIVERSIONS DearReaders: Recently, I printed letters from adultsi n response to a letter from Emotionally Abused in California (Nov.2 ), the 15-year-old who felt her mother was treating her unfairly. Today well hear from teenage readers: DearAbby: Im a 14y ear-old girl. My mom showed me the letter from Emotionally Abused and I almost died. Her mom sounds just like mine. I amn ot allowed to wear clothing that shows too much s kin or get into a car with a teenage boy. I dont have cable TV. I have to do my own laundry, clean my room, cook dinner and hemm y own jeans. Every night our entire f amily sits down for dinner. My parents always know my plans when Im out withm y friends, and I go to church every Sunday with t he occasional groan. Im not the perfect daughter, but Im glad Im being raisedw ith integrity, responsibility and a whole lot of chores. Cooperating Teen in N ew Jersey DearAbby: From one t een to another: I have heard your same story from friends a thousand times. Youre not being treated like a criminal. Your momi s doing you a huge favor. Shes preparing you for the real world by making you pay for your own things. Shes got high expectations if she thinks you can get through college. A nd about your friends, she just wants to know who t hey are. Shes not telling you no, right? Shes a single mom, and shes trying to protect you. You need to be easier on h er and try to see things through her eyes. Not everything she does is an attack on you in fact, its the opposite. Fellow California Teen DearAbby: Im an 18year-old girl and I have never been in trouble. I attend a private school where modesty is the dress code policy. To pay for tuition to this school, I work every afternoon during the school year and fulltime during the summer. Im expected to pay for my own clothes, cellphone bill and haircuts out of my allowance. If I cant afford something, I dont buyi t. As long as I live with my parents, I will abide by their rules. My parentsl ove me very much and have my best interests at heart. Emotionally Abused should have respect for her mother andb e thankful for the many things she has. Montana Teen DearAbby: Im also a 15-year-old Catholic girl. Emotionally Abused should be grateful she can a ttend church because it means we have religious freedom in our country. She is going to private school, which means her motherl oves her enough to put her daughters needs ahead of h er own. She needs to rethink who is being unreasonable. Teen in Florida DearAbby: After we r ead the letter from Emotionally Abused, my brother and I were laughing t o the point of tears. I would like to say the following to her: Our mom m akes my brother (whos also 15) and me go to c hurch every Sunday and Wednesday. Mom homeschools us, thus making her teacher, principal and mother all in one. Ill be 17 inJ anuary and I still cant date. Mom checks my computer regularly, and Im not allowed to go to chat rooms. My brother and I have to set the table and eatw ith her every night. As for visiting Dad, I wish we c ould see ours every week. Unfortunately, hes deployed overseas. In conclusion: Deal with it! Your mom isnt beingu nreasonable; shes looking out for you. Mothers like yours are few and far between. What hurts you, hurts her. If she didnt lovey ou, she wouldnt act the way she does. Abbys right when she says one day youll look back and thank her. My brother and I already thank ours. Laughing Sibs in North Carolina DearReaders: To read a longer version of this column, go to DearAbby.com. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren. Girl who thinks shes abused gets scolded by fellow teens Dear Abby Family FeaturesA ll moms need more time to handle their busy schedu les thats a universal t ruth but it could be argued that no one feels that cataclysmic time shift more t han a first-time mother. S uddenly, there is little room for showering and sleeping, let alone for making grocery lists, keeping up with work-o ut routines, planning weekl y meals, or managing a household budget. The good news is that help is just a download away. According to Dr. Mom Study 3, conducted by BabyCenter, smartphone ownership is higher among moms than the general pop-u lation and moms spend an average of 6.1 hours a day with their smartphones. Having the right apps ready to assist is just one way tos ave time, money and sanity w hile moms focus on their new role. New moms should consider the following apps as they gear up to bring an infant home or focus on those first few months with their little one. All of the apps are free, user-friendly and ready to make motherhood easier: Similac StrongMoms Baby JournalGone are the days of juggling notebooks to jot down feedings and diaper changes o r booting up the laptop to enter sleeping schedules. This app allows moms who b reastfeed, formula-feed and pump to easily track feedings, diapering, growth and sleeping patterns and create graphs to help monitort hem anywhere, anytime. Moms can even email reports to family, friends or the pediatrician. Read more about the features of this appa t http://similac.com/app. Grocery iQNo more racking your b rain to jot down a grocery list. With Grocery iQ, simply s can the barcodes of products in the kitchen that need to be replenished and theyre automatically added to the list. You can also search form illions of items independently. Once complete, the list can be synchronized with other devices, so when mom is home with baby, dad canf eel confident hes picking up the right stuff. To read more, visit www.groceryiq.com. Calorie Counter by My Net DiaryNew moms should ease into any kind of physical activity, but many are eager to reinvest in their physique. Calorie Counter avoids fad dieting and helps tailor a d iet to moms personal preferences, giving her a better c hance for long-term succ ess. With an expansive food database, automatic recent history, recipes, custom f oods, an emphasis on key n utrients and a community to help with morale; this is an all-in-one diet app. Check out this app at www.mynet-d iary.com. AllRecipes.com Dinner SpinnerD inner still needs to get on the table, even when the fridge is low on food and moms brain is even lowero n sleep. With the AllRecipes Dinner Spinner app, simply plug in the ingredients available on hand and a variety of recipes will appear to take the guesswork out of mealtime. Visit www.allrecipes.com to check it out. Stocking up on these apps before baby arrives, or downloading them once baby comes home, can alleviate some of moms stress as she adjusts to the wonderful chaos that her infant will bring and what better time to start than the very beginning? For more information on the Similac Baby Journal app, visit http://similac.com/app/. G etty Images Smart moms use smart phones to help with the trials of raising kids. New to motherhood? Theres an app for that PariahWriter-director Dee Reesfeature debut achieves a difficult, intriguing balance. Its ato nce raw and dreamlike, specific to a particular, personal rite of passage yet relatable in its message of being true to oneself. Adepero Oduye gives a s ubtly natural performance as Alike (pronounced ahl ee-kay), a 17-year-old Brooklyn girl whos struggling to come out as a les-b ian. Each day at school, she d resses the way that makes her feel comfortable in baggy T-shirts and baseball caps, and she pals around with her brash best friend,L aura (Pernell Walker), whos already happily out. B ut on the bus ride home, she must transform herself into the young lady herm other, Audrey (Kim Wayans), approves of and l oves. Audrey hopes arranging a new friendship with ac olleagues daughter, Bina (Aasha Davis Alike down a traditionally s traight, female path, but this budding relationship o nly complicates matters further. But Alikes story is inspiring to see: Oduye is both melancholy and radi-a nt in the role, and she makes you long for her character to finally find peace. And Bradford Youngs award-winning cinematography gives Pariah the gauzy, gor-g eous feel of an urban fairy tale. R ated R for sexual content and language. 86 minutes. Three stars out of four.A SeparationThe title is an apt encaps ulation of the film as a whole: It may sound simple, but its results are devastating. Writer-director Asghar Farhadis tale begins as a domestic disagreement in contemporary Iran and morphs into a legal thriller, one that will have you questioning the characters and your own perception of them again and again. Farhadi sets the tense tone right off the top with a long, single take in which middle-class husband and wife Simin (Leila Hatami and Nader (Peyman Moadi) sit before a judge to explain their dispute. She wants the family to leave Tehran to provide their studious daughter, Termeh (the directors daughter, Sarina Farhadi), with better educational opportunities. He wants to stay and care for his aging father, whos suffering from Alzheimersdisease. When Simins divorce request is rejected, she moves out; while the daughter stays, Nader still needs help watching his father. This leads to one fateful decision, and then another and another, until finally, serious criminal charges are at stake. A Separation honestly addresses the notions of trust and respect, loyalty and religious devotion. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material. In Persian with English subtitles. 123 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. Christy Lemire, AP Movie Critic Movie Reviews Associated Press LOS ANGELES U.S. album sales rose more than 3 percent last year for the first gain since 2004 a sign that rising digital sales are finally stemming the decade-long decline of compact discs. The uptick to 458 million album sales was helped by the hugely popular sophomore album from British singer Adele, which sold 5.8 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Huge interest in Adele also led to the sales of 856,000 copies of , her debut album from 2008. Michael Bubles Christmas, which was released in late October, racked up 2.5 million album sales. Lady Gagas Born This Way sold 2.1 million, boosted by a massive sale at Amazon.com earlier in the year for a heavily discounted 99 cents. Digital album sales rose nearly 20 percent to 103 million, while CDs fell nearly 6 percent to 225 million. The rest of the total is made up largely of digital single tracks, where 10 tracks are counted as one album. Digital singles sales rose nearly 9 percent to 1.27 billion. The digital sales gains are likely here to stay, said Dave Bakula, senior vice president of analytics at Nielsen. He noted more consumers are using high-end mobile devices, and Google Inc. has launched its online music store, giving it a way to sell music to users of smartphones on its Android platform. It shows theres still a lot of growth potential in digital, he said. Thats something I dont see falling down. Sales of older albums rose nearly 9 percent. US album sales rise for first time since 2004


C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, January 6, 2012 BYST EVENTH OMMA A NDLE SLEYCL ARKMcClatchy Newspapersromises, promises. They are the stuff of president ial campaigns, flowing from the c andidates lips at every stop. Theyre bold and simple, delivered with absolute c ertainty that they will be fulfilled. O nce in office, though, presidents often find it difficult to deliver. They f ind that Congress and the Supreme Court have a say. Circumstances change. A war erupts. The economy stumbles. Presidents can break some of their promises and survive. F ranklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 vowed to balance the federal budget. Instead, he l aunched a series of government programs to ease the pain of the Great Depression, ran up deficits and won a landslide re-election. I n 1980, Ronald Reagan said hed cut t axes and spending. He delivered on taxes. He couldnt deliver on spending, and stuck the country with soaring deficits. Still, the economy started growing, and Reagan coasted to a landslide re-election. Not every president has had the same e xperience. George H.W. Bush vowed in 1988 to resist any effort to raise taxes. Cong ress will push and push ... and Ill say, Read my lips: No new taxes, he said to cheers on his way to victory. He broke the pledge to reach a budget deal, lost support from conservatives and went on t o lose in 1992. G eorge W. Bush pledged in 2000 n ever to commit the U.S. to nation-buildi ng elsewhere in the world. After the 2 001 terrorist attacks, he invaded Iraq, t hen spent the rest of his presidency n ation building in Iraq. He survived to w in re-election, but the drain of Iraq cost him political capital. Barack O bama so far h as a mixed r ecord, delivering on some of his big promises, striking out on others and struggling with many more in t he face of a Republican takeover of the House of R epresentatives. The non-partisan website p olitifact.com keeps a running score o f more than 5,000 Obama promises, a nd said hes fulfilled or compromised o n 39 percent. Another 37 percent are graded as in the works. The rest are s talled or broken. T he following is McClatchys scorecard on 10 high-profile promises, half oft hem domestic, half dealing with foreign policy or national security. As the 2012 election cycle hits full-steam, we look back at the promises President Obama made in the 2008 electionTAX CUTSThe promise:End Bush tax c uts for individual incomes above $200,000 and family incomes above $250,000.The quote: One of the t hings I think we are going to h ave to do is reverse some of those Bush tax cuts that went to t he wealthiest Americans ... and invest in infrastructure, invest in education, invest in health care for all. Barack Obama, March 31, 2007The facts: Rather than let the Bush tax cuts for higher i ncomes expire as scheduled on D ec. 31, 2010, Obama agreed to extend them for another two years. He had to do that to win Republican agreement in C ongress to also extend the Bush tax c uts for lower i ncomes. He has vowed again to let them expire at the end of next year.UNIVERSAL HEALTH CAREThe promise:H ealth care for every American.The quote:Now is the t ime to finally keep the promise of affordable, accessible health c are for every single American. If you have health care, my p lan will lower your premiums. I f you dont, youll be able to get the same kind of coverage that members of Congress give t hemselves. Barack Obama, Aug. 28, 2008The facts:O bama signed t he Patient Protection and A ffordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said t his August that about 95 percent of l egal, none lderly Americans will have c overage by 2021, when the law is fully implemented, compared to 82 percent without the law. That wouldnt cover every single American as promised, but it is close.COSTOF HEALTH CAREThe promise:T o cut health care premiums by as much as $2,500 a year.The quote: I have made a solemn pledge that I will sign a u niversal health care bill into l aw by the end of my first term a s president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical familys premiu m by up to $2,500 a year Barack Obama, June 23, 2007T he facts:The average prem ium for families with e mployer-provided insurance w ent up by 9 percent this year over last year, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The average premium for an indiv idual shot up 8 percent. The White House said only about 1 to 2 percentage points of the increase could be tied to t he new law. Longer term, the prospects are mixed. The Congressional B udget Office this year said premiums will be somewhat higher but that many people will end up paying less for health insurance because theyll get help from the government.JOBSThe promise:Save or crea te millions of jobs and keep unemployment below 8 percent if able to enact stimulus package.The quote:package in t he range that the PresidentE lect has discussed is expected to create between three and four million jobs by the end of 2010. Obama advisers Christina Romer and Jared Bernstein in a report on the benefits of the proposed stimulus, Jan. 9, 2008. The report included a chart showing unemployment peaking below 8 percent if the stimulus were enacted.The facts:Unemployment t opped 8 percent the next month at the same time the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was being passed and remains above 8 percent nearly three years later. T he CBO concluded this year that the $830 billion stimulus did have a positive effect on jobs increasing the number of jobs by 1.6 million to 4.6 million over what it would have totaled, and decreasing the unemployment rate by 0.6 to 1.8 percentage points.ENVIRONMENTThe promise:Acap and t rade plan that would limit the emissions that contribute to global warming.The quote: As president, I w ill set a hard cap on all carb on emissions at a level that scientists say is necessary to c urb global warming, an 80 percent reduction by 2050. Barack Obama, Oct. 8, 2007The facts:The House of Representatives passed the plan while Democrats still controlled it. But it was blocked in the Senate. A nd the Republican t akeover of the House and g ains in the Senate in 2 010 killed the idea. Said Obama after the 2 010 elections: Its doubtful that you could get the votes to pass that through the House this year or next year or the year after DOMESTIC PROMISES GUANTANAMOBAYThe promise:To close the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.The quote:I will close Guantanamo, reject the Military Commissions Act and adhere to the Geneva Conventions. Our Constitution and laws... provide a framework for dealing with the terrorists. Barack Obama, Aug. 1, 2007The facts:Two days after he took office, Obama signed an executive order to force the closure of the Guantanamo Bay facility within a year. His plan met with fierce opposition in Congress from lawmakers, including Democrats, who opposed transferring suspected terrorists to U.S. prisons. Earlier this year, Obama changed course. He signed another executive order, this time allowing military trials to continue at the camp. The administration insists it remains committed to closing the facility, but in September announced that Abd al Rahim al Nashiri will be going on trial there. He faces the death penalty in al-Qaidas suicide bombing of a U.S. Navy warship in a Yemen port a decade ago.WAR IN IRAQ The promise:End U.S. involvement in Iraq.The quote:I will begin to remove our troops from Iraq immediately. I will remove one or two brigades a month and get all of our combat troops out of Iraq within 16 months. The only troops I will keep in Iraq will perform the limited missions of protecting our diplomats and carrying out targeted strikes on al-Qaida. Let there be no doubt: I will end this war. Barack Obama, Oct. 2, 2007 The facts:In August 2010 18 months after taking office Obama declared the combat mission in Iraq over. In October, he confirmed plans to have all U.S. troops out of Iraq by Dec. 31, bringing a close to the war that began in 2003. McClatchy Newspapers reported that its likely the American withdrawal will be completed before the end of the year fewer than 20,000 American forces remain in Iraq. OSAMABIN LADEN The promise:Get terror mastermind.The quote:If we have Osama bin Laden in our sights and the Pakistani government is unable or unwilling to take them out, then I think that we have to act and we will take them out. We will kill bin Laden; we will crush al-Qaida. That has to be our biggest national security priority. Barack Obama, Oct. 7, 2008. The facts:Late on May 1, Obama announced from the White House that the leader of the al-Qaida terror organization had been killed in Pakistan by U.S. operatives. He said then that shortly after he took office he had directed then-CIA director Leon Panetta to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al-Qaida. MIDEASTPEACEThe promise:He will make a sustained push working with Israelis and Palestinians to achieve the goal of two states, a Jewish state in Israel and a Palestinian state, living side by side in peace and security. Obamas Blueprint for ChangeThe facts:Days after taking office, President Obama named George Mitchell, who helped broker peace in Northern Ireland, as a special envoy to the Middle East in hopes of reaching a deal to an issue that has proved vexing to U.S. presidents for decades. But Mitchell stepped down in March, followed months later by Dennis Ross, one of Obamas key Middle East advisors. Peace talks have stalled, and in September, Obama failed to convince the Palestinians not to seek recognition at the United Nations. Given domestic political considerations, analysts dont expect any movement on the front between now and the election.AFGHANISTANThe promise:Send more troops to wage war in AfghanistanThe quote:As president, I would deploy at least two additional brigades to Afghanistan to reinforce our counterterrorism operations and support NATs efforts against the Taliban. Barack Obama, Aug. 1, 2007The facts:Obama on Feb. 17, 2009, ordered two additional brigades to Afghanistan, saying it was necessary to stabilize a deteriorating situation in Afghanistan. On Dec. 1, 2009, he announced he was sending another 30,000 troops. FOREIGN PROMISES The verdict:Promise broken. The verdict:Promise kept. The verdict:Promise kept. The verdict:Promise broken. The verdict:Promise kept.The verdict:P romise delayed.The verdict:P romise kept.The verdict:P romise broken.The verdict: Promise broken in part, kept in part. The verdict:P romise broken. L a b e l President Barack ObamaLAURENCE KESTERSON/ PHILADELPHIAINQUIRER/MCT