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: 01-08-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lake Placid (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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 SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Perfect weather made for a larger than expected turnout at the kick off to the Sebring Centennial Celebration Friday evening. Hundreds of people filled the Downtown Circle and its spoke streets to mix and mingle with their fellow residents. The Sebring High School marching band led the walking parade of Sebring police and fire department members and city dignitaries both past and present. Sebring Mayor George Hensley wore a smile the entire evening after he read a proclamation to the audience declaring Friday the official first day of the year-long Centennial celebration. Ridgewood Drive served as an open air restaurant serving up barbecue plates provided by the Sebring Firemen, which everyone seemed to enjoy. e eventually had to start turning people away, said City Clerk Kathy Haley. That is the only complaint we had. We had NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, January 8, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 4 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 78 54C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A Partly sunny and nice F orecast Question: Should the City of Sebring be willing to finance the sale of Harder Hall? Next question: Do you think Mitt Romney will win the Republican nomination? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries William Miller Age 88 Eileen Sexton Age 93, of Sebring Edward H. Williams Age 89, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 45.5% No 54.5% 099099401007 Total votes: 77 Arts & Entertainment9B Business8A Chalk Talk7B Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscope11B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B Pause & Consider11B Senior Scene5B Sports On TV2B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 6 6 1 1 News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Cancer survivor Marlow Rivera, who turned 3 on Dec. 17, is the informal poster boy for the Avon Park Relay for Life team Century Link. The relay is April 21, at Joe Franza Stadium APHSA fighter from the very start B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING County C ommissioners will take a look at new contracts for the Grant-in-Aid Program on Tuesday in an effort to get neededm oney out to the right organizations. The program is designed to help f acilitate health care opportunities within the county by providing funds to operations like the income-based h ealth clinic Samaritans Touch and the South Florida Community College Dental Program. Commissioner Barbara Stewart asked during the Dec. 13 meeting whyg rant payments had not been dispersed. For the past couple of months, people have been calling me anda sking Wheres the money? Stewart said. C ounty Attorney Ross Macbethe xplained during the Dec. 20 meeting that he reworked the contracts, at the request of Bert J. Harris III, the attorney for the Highlands County Hospital District, the entity which reviews theg rant applications. Can we get a copy of that? Why are we changing the contract now? asked Board Chairman Jack Richie. Stewart took exception with several p oints in the suggested contract, including the expansion from a fourpage agreement, including the signature pages, to a much longer comprehensive contract. Looking at the agreement we had in the past, it was one sheet or two sheets. I am disturbed that the changes have County to discuss new aid contract Organizations wondering when money will arrive Stewart News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The youngest of three boys, Marlow Rivera is a Hot Wheels fanatic who loves to dance and sing. Surving testicular cancer at six weeks of age, his family think he is meant for special things.A fighter from the very start By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK After a troubled, at-risk pregnancy, something went terribly wrong the day Marlow Rivera was born on Dec. 17,2 008. Still inside his mothers womb, Marlows heart rate dropped to 7. Normal is 140 to 160. The doctor frantically told Callie Decker h er baby had to be born immediately, that she s hould push hard because there was no time for a C-section. But her body wasnt ready, she wasnt dilated enough only 8 centimeters when she should have been 10. Even so,s he pushed with all her might, and Marlow emerged on her second effort ... with his umbilical cord wound twice around his neck and knotted. H e was being strangled to death. Immediately attended to, Marlow recovered quickly. He and his mother rested with his father, Raymond Rivera, always at their side. ou should be thanking God that hes here today, Decker said a nurse told her when Marlow was brought to her. He shouldnt have made it. That totally freaked me out, Decker said. He nearly died during birth and was born with cancer, but Marlow Rivera is going strong By SUSAN COCKING The Miami HeraldMIAMI Aback injury suffered by former Palm Beach County building contractor Richard Brochu five years ago is indirectly responsible for more than 3,000 kids and teens learning how to fish. Out of work and bored, Brochu an avid angler asked his young daughter, a student at Poinciana Elementary School in Boynton Beach, if there were a program where kids could learn how to become responsible anglers. She was like, No, would you like to start one? Brochu said. Poinciana became the launch pad for the Florida Fishing Academy a nonprofit, after-school program that teaches life skills and ethical angling to at-risk youth ages 8 through early 20s. e want to raise the ne xt generation of ethical anglers and captains, Brochu said. I want people to realize that theres more to it than catching fish and throwing them on the dock. Brochu, a licensed charter captain, and colleague Bob Cawood have created an after-school and weekend program targeted to every Program teaches fishing, life lessons See FISHING, page 7A See MARLOW, page 7A See COUNTY, page 3A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Cheryl Harmon and Jerry Dewind sit together and watch old home videos from Sebrings early days Friday evening during the Centennial Celebration. I fell in love with Sebring and moved here two years ago, Harmon said. Dewind, a Sebring High School teacher, has been in the area since 1978. Sebring begins celebration of 100th year See CENTENNIAL, page 3ALow score but high dramaAvon Park Lady Red Devils nip arch rival Sebring i n defensive s truggle SPORTS, 1B Slow downS peeding a concern in W ashington Heights PAGE2 AThe final frontier ...V oyager space probes will l eave solar system this year PAGE1 2B


C M Y K By SAMANTHAGHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comS EBRING Concerned Washington Heights resident Rev. Robert Walker a ddressed the Sebring City Council during Tuesdays m eeting about what he describes as a raceway in that community. I sit in my patio or sometimes under the pecan tree inm y backyard and watch the raceway on Martin Luther King Boulevard. E.O. Douglas and Martin Luther King are 35 miles per hour. The rest of those limits are 25 mile per hour, Walker said. T here are no sidewalks in most of the neighborhood a nd Walker is concerned with the safety of those in his community. If you are driving 25 miles an hour on any of thoses treets, youre driving too fast. If you are driving 35 miles an hour on Martin Luther King, youre driving too fast. Nobody drives 25 or3 5 miles an hour. They use it as a raceway, said Walker. The streets are narrow throughout WashingtonH eights, inadequate, and the limit is 25 miles an hour. The streets are used by children playing, people walking children playing basketball, running up and down the street riding their bicycles.A ll the senior citizens now how have their scooters and t heir little chairs and they use them. They go all the way up Ridgewood to the Circle, Walker said. Walker referred to a recent a ccident in Hillsborough County where a young mother and her two children were hit and killed by a vehicle when they were walking int he street. e need to stop it before it happens, said Walker. I heard your discussion aboutn ot having money for sidewalks and I know you have a plan, but you need to expedite whatever it is. Walker said speeding in the area increases on weekends, making it even morep otentially dangerous for residents, children and senior c itizens. I just dont want that accident to happen, Walker said. Police Chief Tom Dettman a ddressed Walkersconcerns. I will offer Rev. Walker something on your (the councils) behalf. What Id like to do with your direction is goa head and initiate a couple speed studies in the areas Rev. Walker is most concerned about, Dettman said. T he speed studies will track the speed of all vehicles in specific areas down to t he minute, allowing law enforcement to know if the a rea is prone to speeding. Dettman also said he would offer additional enforcement in the Washington Heights areaa fter the results of the speed study are collected. 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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Scribes Night Out one year anniversarySEBRING Scribes Night Out has been goings trong for the last year. Scribes Night Out is a gathering of local writers at Brewsters Coffee House in Sebring on the seconda nd fourth Sundays of each month at 6:30 p.m.. Today, they will be celebrating their one-year anniversary, featuring read-e rs from 2011 as well as open mike for anyone who wishes to share their original work. Facilitators Sherry Carlson-Williams and Chris Williams will beh anding the reins over to Larry and Elaine Levey for 2 012. Scribes Night Out is sponsored by the HeartlandC ultural Alliance and Bruce Rogers of B rewsters. For more information or to schedule a date for reading as a featured author call Larry Levey at 385-8618.Mantini Sisters at TanglewoodSEBRING T anglewood Special Events will present The Mantini S isters Show today. Known for their harmonic blend and versatility, the dynam-i c, award-winning Mantini Sister trio of Sandra, Barbara and Ann have been c aptivating audiences across Canada and the U nited States for more than 25 years. The Mantini Sisters toured Canada and the United States in their first production, Momentst o Remember, a salute to the wonderful singers and singing groups of the 1 940s, 50s, 60s and 70s, as seen through the eyes and ears of the Mantini Sisters. Doors and snack bar opens at 6:15 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. Cost is $10. Tanglewood is one-half mile north of Walmart onU .S. 27. For more inform a tion, call 402-0763.Parkinsons support group meets MondaySEBRING The Parkinsons disease suppo rt g roup for the Highlands County area will meet at 1 0 a.m. on Monday at the F irst Baptist Church of S ebring (corner of Lemon and Pine Streets). The program this mont h will be from Faye Kern, coordinator of the American Parkinsons Disease Association, with the latest updates on Parkinsons treatments. A ll persons with P arkinsons disease and their families are welcom e to attend. There is no charge. For more information, call 453-6589 or 453-641 9. T he Highlands County P arkinsons Support Group is part of the national network of support groups affiliated with theA merican Parkinsons D isease Association.Gem and Mineral Club meets TuesdaySEBRING The Highlands Gem and Mineral Club will meet at7 p.m. on Tuesday at the C hurch of Christ, 3800 C ontinued on page 5A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS M artin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Lemon Street are two of many streets that law enforcement will be patrolling for speeding violations after complaints to the Sebring City Council about dangerous driving in the area. Excessive speeding worries Washington Heights resident Police Department to do speed study in area I sit in my patio or sometimes under t he pecan tree in my backyard and w atch the raceway on Martin Luther King Boulevard.R EV. ROBERTWALKER Washington Heights resident ClarificationAn article that appeared in Wednesdays edition of the News-Sun regarding new flood maps should have read that about 1,000 notices have already been sent by the Southwest Florida Water Management District to inform county residents of the new flood plan maps. There will be around 12,000 notices in total that will be sent. Preliminary flood maps will eventually be available for viewing online at www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/. Frefighter falls from ladder, dies POMPANO BEACH (AP Aveteran South Florida firefighter has died after falling nearly 100 feet from the top of a ladder truck during a training exercise. William Bill Elliott was climbing up and down the ladder in a training exercise with four other firefighters Friday. Pompano Beach Fire Rescue Chief Harry Small said it was a new truck, but similar to other trucks theyve had and that Elliott and been on nearly identical ladders repeatedly. Firefighters wear a harness going up and down ladders but are only hooked in at certain points. TALLAHASSEE (AP Afive-month probe into the forced resignation of two lawyers who led a crackdown on foreclosure fraud has concluded that no one in the office of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi broke any laws or rules. But the findings contained in the 84-page report did not appear to silence critics who questioned the independence of the investigation since it was done by the inspector general working for Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. Atwater and Bondi are both Republicans. Theresa Edwards and her colleague June Clarkson were forced out of their jobs in late May despite positive job reviews. Both women had been involved with investigations into law firms handling foreclosures on behalf of banks. The firings set off a firestorm against Bondi because she also had opposed a settlement with banks that would have proposed cutting the principal owed by homeowners. Bondi said the report should end any questions over the firings. I think it clearly shows in no way it was politically motivated, Bondi said on Friday. Bondi said that she had gone over the report numerous times on Friday and said that even she was taken aback by the utter lack of professionalism and performance by these two staff attorneys. Sloppy work will not be tolerated in this office, she said. The lengthy report details numerous instances of finger-pointing and complaints between attorneys and investigators who work in Bondis office as well as disagreements over legal theories. It also details a handful of previously publicized incidents that supervisors in Bondis office used to justify the firings, including the accidental release of a draft subpoena against a foreclosure firm. The dismissals of Edwards and Clarkson came months after an attorney representing one of the companies under investigation complained that both had made irresponsible statements. Probe on Florida AG employee firings comes to end


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 8, 2012Page 3A MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1/8/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 7 7 0 0 3 3 been made and you have not contacted these entities, Stewart pointed out. e need to move forward a s quickly as we can, and I think we need to get the applications in here and make sure that things have not changed from last year thatt hey will have difficulty meeting, Stewart said in December. S tewart also had problems with provisions in the new contract thatd id not make practical s ense, such as the county needing toa pprove the services. With all due respect, I dont think the county knows any-t hing about dentists. We d ont know how to fill teeth. Wed ont know anything about doing these things, Stewart s aid. Richie directed County Administrator Ricky Helms t o get involved with the drafting and distribution of the contracts. Helms assured the board that county staff would movef orward as quickly as possible once the final form of the documents were agreed upon. The commission is schedu led to meet on Jan. 10 at 9 a.m. in the Government C enter at 600 S. Commerce. C ontinued from page 1A County to talk about grants Tuesday H elms Macbeth 600 tickets, so we had to serve those who bought pretickets first, of course, to make sure they got theirs. Weh ad many people purchase on site. Ridgewood also served up hot homemade kettle corn, old fashioned root beer andt he very popular strawberry shortcake and fried Oreos. Kids, seniors and everyone i n between found something yummy to snack on throughout out the evening. J ust one street over on Center Avenue, the Sebring P ublic Library set up an inflatable jumbo screen for spectators, showing historicv ideos and photo slides of the earliest years of the City of S ebring. The videos also depicted this citys founder, George Sebring, as well as the transformation of the vast, vacanta rea into downtown Sebring. Found in one of Sebrings h istoric homes a few years ago by current city councilmen John Griffin, the collec-t ion of 16 millimeter film and photos were transformed into a video that allowed spectat ors to see the citys progress ion over the first few decades. The Circle was filled with entertainment from the Sebring High School marching band, Wings of Faith Praise and Worship band, the Mountain Dew Cloggers and many other musicians andg roups. It greatly exceeded our expectations. It was a lot ofw ork but it paid off. E verything came together like we planned and its beena good night and a great t urnout, Haley said. The Sebring Centennial will continue with various events throughout the remainder of 2012. The spe-c ial emphasis week will take p lace Oct. 13-21. Events will be added by the planning committee as the year progresses. F or more information about the events, visit www.sebring100.com or www.facebook.com/Celebrat e SebringCentennial/. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR S ebring dignitaries, past and present, greet spectators as they walk the streets of Downtown Sebring Friday evening. Current city councilman John Griffin (left ty commision member Greg Harris (centere two of the many dignitaries that were a part of the event. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Dalton Percy, 7, and little sister Leighton Percy, 3, play on the Sebring Firemens a ntique fire truck during Sebrings Centennial kickoff event Friday night. Centennial celebration gets under way N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The Backporch Revival band entertains guests Friday evening during the Sebring Centennial kickoff celebration.


C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunS unday, January 8, 2012www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com C IRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com B USINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONE xt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Finally. After all the d ebates, all the ads, and all the news focused on them, t he voting for the Republican nominee for president has begun. For some this couldnt come soon enough. Wes pent 2011 watching candidates rise and fall in the p olls. Weve endured numerous debates and heard charges and counter-c harges. It has seemed to last forever and sometimes i t was hard to tell the players apart. No longer. There is light a t the end of the tunnel. From now on the field gets narrower as voters actually h ave a say at long last assuming they arent so s ick of the whole process by now they want nothing more to do with it. As I type this, the Iowa caucus is now history. Andi n its own way its made history, by being possibly the closest caucus ever. Mitt Romney managed to eke out a win with only eight votes separating him from second place finisherR ick Santorum. Ron Paul trailed third, with the other c andidates following. The race has seen at least one casualty. Michelle Bachmann, who finished sixth out of seventh in thec aucuses, gracefully bowed out of the race on Wednesday without endorsing anyone else. Time will tell where her voters willg o. Wednesday also saw Mitt Romney pick up an interesting endorsement Senator John McCain, who ran against President Obama in 2008 and lost. I call it interesting not just because Senator McCain lost as the presidential candidate, but because McCain appears to reinforce what many conservatives suspect that Mitt Romney is more moderate than they would like. This could prove to be a problem for the former Massachusetts governor. There is a reason that a number of others have risen and fallen in the polls over the past few months. There is a large group of voters who want anyone except Romney and they keep trying out alternatives. Rick Santorum is the latest alternative. He is very much a conservative, more so than Romney or Gingrich for that matter. Now that hes managed to get into the national spotlight, he will be subject to close scrutiny, and proba-b ly a few attacks. Time will tell whether he will s urvive or, like the other candidates before him, will wind up falling in thep olls. Gingrich, who finished f ourth, is behaving in such a manner as to keep things entertaining. He appears tob e taking some of Mitt Romneys ads against him personally and has lashed o ut, calling the former governor a liar.Attacks like t hat make me shake my head. Assume that Romney actually gets the nomination. Will Gingrich swallow his words and say nicet hings about his opponent at the convention? Or did he hand the presidents team some lovely ammunition? And Im not saying Romney is a shoo-in fort he nomination. Ron Paul is still in the mix, and will e ndure no matter how he does in the primaries. Santorum could well continue to garner support and prove able to endure.G ingrich shouldnt be counted out yet, though watching the former Speaker I wonder if he will shoot himself in the foot inh is quest to take out Romney. Someone else could even jump in, though that gets less likely as time goes by. Donald Trump wont rule out an independent run, which could spell doom for whoever the Republican nominee turns out to be. So surprises still lay ahead for those of us who follow this kind of thing. However it turns out, we can all breathe a sigh of relief that the process has finally begun. That means it will finally end at some point. Heres to surviving the primaries and bracing for the presidential election later this year. Hang in there. Theres light at the end of the election tunnel. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. And theyre off Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Tobacco and tobacco productsEditor: No drug has been so widely accepted worldwide as tobacco and tobacco products. Yet, no drug has affected the human race worldwide as much as this single drug. It has affected every nation on earth, both financially and healthwise. It has caused more deaths and injury than all wars combined. No one has been left untouched by the use of this drug. The careless use of this product has caused the destruction of millions of homes and those that occupied them. Trillions of acres of forest has also been destroyed. There is no correct way to figure the cost in lives and property from the use of this drug. All nations must take a look at the cost to human life and property from its use. Highlands County, Florida should move forward with its tobacco issue. Billie E. Jewett SebringPension funds should be untouchedEditor: Arecent press release disclosed that Gov. Scott and his legislative coterie have embarked on a plan to invade the states pension fund to invest millions in high tech start ups and growth companies to serve as a source of venture capital for companies which are consonant with the governors philosophy of job creation through investment. Never mind the fiduciary principal nor the rules of prudent investment. This same group, recently so concerned with the underfunding of state pensions and the supposed lack of contribution by public employees now regard the fund as their own slush fund with which to play the market and forward their own political agenda without regard for the safety of pensioners, letting a Philadelphia brokerage house manage their investment. And isnt this the same bunch that were so critical of Obama for using TARPfunds to save a moribund U.S. auto industry? Where was Floridas Attorney General and the chief financial officers in all of this ? What is needed now is an amendment to the Florida Constitution providing a recall mechanism for the Governor and legislators who feel their authority is without limits and can play fast and loose with what should be treated as trust funds. Randy Ludacer Lake PlacidIs this a safer country?Editor: The revelation that crime has decreased was proclaimed recently. The news was intended to soothe the aches and pain, the utter frustration of millions of Americans, caught in the awful web of a severe recession. It is now safer to walk the streets, even at night! Really? The recent slew of attacks on shoppers in the malls across this nation is supposedly a blip on the crime charts. Women and old men being harmed (a few even killed) for the food and other commodities are relatively few in number. But, emotional and mental wounds are usually worse than physical ones. Read on. Did those news reports include the millions of home owners victimized by the horrific rash of toxic mortgages and the hasty and wrongful foreclosure fiasco? Did they include the sudden explosion of ID thefts and subsequent mangling of innocent peoples financial status, or the explosion of false social security claims? I think not. The powers-that-be sought extra benefits for themselves, ignoring the destructive consequences to tens of millions American homeowners and workers. The lesson learned here is no one can be trusted, not even family members and especially government officials and business leaders. Rather harsh, yes? But true. Law abiding people especially must be constantly alert to preclude financial harm because they are more vulnerable. May God have mercy on those most innocent victims. Who comes to the aid of the victims noted above? Their fellow ordinary Americans, the American Spirit! Hopefully, well be more alert in 2012. Gabriel Read Avon Park We congratulate all the students, parents, teachers and school support personnel who worked together to make this happen. W hile we also recognize real improvements at Avon Park and Sebring high schools, we doubt anyone will be insulted if we point out there is still work to be done. Fortunately, we have just entered the h eart of the school year the exact moment to do what we need to do. F rom now on all attention will be on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests the main instrument uponw hich school grades are calculated. Obviously, we expect district educat ors to make their best efforts in teaching students and in supporting the teacher. We all must remember, however, that learning does not just occur in the classroom, and that students must bep repared when they are there. If we want to see school grades i mprove, the work has to start at home and begin now. Parents, expect your children to do their best. Set an early bedtime. Be sure they eat breakfast. B e sure your children do not miss any school and arrive on time in the morning. Talk to teachers. Learn your childrens strengths and weaknesses. Have a quiet hour in the evening (or a fternoon) when your children can practice reading, math and writing. S upport teachers. Dont undermine the importance of education. Explain that homework is important. T hat improvement only comes with experience, and that takes practice. B eing professionals, teachers must set a example, working longer and harder for no other reward than doing a difficult job well. Now is not the time for them to be shy. They should ask for newi deas or extra help if needed. Administrators, now is the time to be t here for teachers. The goal is educating students everything else is secondary. A s for the rest of us, we have to understand the process of determining school grades is esoteric, arbitrary and based on statistics. Some expectations are unrealistic, particularly within theN o Child Left Behind laws for example, raising the test results of the most struggling and disengaged students by 50 percent every year. Learning takes time. Sometimes it t akes several years for improvements to show. Educators in Highlands County are painfully aware improvements are needed. Avon Parks D grade after so many y ears, is unacceptable and Sebrings C a disappointment. L ake Placid has shown real strides can be made. It is a matter of believing and getting down to hard work. S o ... students, your job is to practice and focus; parents, your job is to set the t one and create a structure; teachers, your job is to reach as many students in as many ways as you can; administrators, your job is to help the teachers be successful; the rest of us have the job ofp aying attention, giving support and volunteering whenever we can. I t takes a village to raise a school grade. And the days are ticking by. Lake Placid High sets the standard We are thrilled with the 2010-2011 school year results at Lake Placid High School. Improving a school grade from a D to a B in a single year is truly impressive.


C M Y K By JAMES L. ROSICA Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Tallahassee city commissioners approved a $2.6 million settlement Friday in the wrongful-death suit of a police informant who was fatally shot during a 2008 drug sting. The parents of Rachel Hoffman, 23, sued after her death, claiming police were negligent in setting up the Florida State graduate as an undercover informant after she was caught with marijuana and pills without a prescription. Jury selection for the lawsuit began this week and the trial was scheduled to begin Monday. After a closed door session with attorneys Friday, commissioners voted 3-2 to approve the settlement, the first $200,000 of which will be paid by the city in the next few weeks, City Attorney Jim English said. The rest will be paid after the Florida Legislature passes what is known as a claims bill, which could take years. Nonetheless, Irv Hoffman, Rachels father, said he was just grateful for this part of it to be over Rachel Hoffman was shot five times after police lost track of her during a purported drug deal in a rural area north of Tallahassee. Her body was found 36 hours later in a roadside ditch in Taylor County, roughly 50 miles away. Deneilo Bradshaw, 26, from St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and his stepbrother-in-law Andrea Green, 29, are serving life sentences for Hoffmans murder. Hoffman, of Safety Harbor, was working for police in a buy-bust operation and had been sent alone with $13,000 in marked bills to buy Ecstasy, cocaine and a gun, according to records. WILLIAM MILLER William Francis Miller, age 88, died at home onD ec. 31, 2011. He was born on July 15, 1923 in Baltimore, Md. He was raised in Atlantic City, N.J. and lived many years inP hiladelphia, Pa. He moved to Avon Park/Sebring area in the early 1980s. He is survived by his wife, Frances; three sons, Donald,R ichard and Steven Miller; and two daughters, Linda Descalso and Sandra Miller. He had six grandchidren and four great-grandchildren. H e was a veteran serving in the army during World War II. There will be a memorial s ervice at the graveside at the Hillside Cemetary in Roselyn, Pa., on Saturday,J an. 14. E ILEEN SEXTON Eileen Sexton, 93, died Jan. 5, 2012 in Sebring. Shew as born in Akron, Ohio, retiring in 1972 moving to L orida. She was a member of Lorida Church of the Brethren andv olunteer at The Palms of S ebring. She is survived by her daughters, Edna SextonJ ohnson and husband, Richard, Holden, Mass. and M iriam Sexton, Ft. Myers; grandson, Tyler Johnson. Amemorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lorida Church of the Brethren. Memorials are requested to her church for HeiferI nternational. She will be buried next to late husband, Cliff, at New Haven Church Cemetery, Sparta, N.C. Morris Funeral Chapel, mor-r isfuneralchapel.com. EDWARD HAROLD WILLIAMS Edward Harold W illiams, 89 of Sebring, died, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. He was born in Centertown, Ky. and a veterano f W.W. II, U.S. Navy. He retired from Chrysler Corp. in 1980 after 30 years. He win-t ered in Sebring since 1981 from Fenton, Mo. and was a member of the SebringR ecreational Club First Baptist Church. H e is survived by his wife Ada, whom he married on April 15, 1947; sons, Edward A. (DonnaWilliams, Pacific, Mo., Timothy R. (Christine)W illiams, Orlando, and Christopher D. Williams, Sebring; sisters, Iona Hendrix, and Charlotte Bevins all residing out ofs tate; grandchildren, Dina Spies, Derek Williams, Dan Williams, Adam Williams and great grandchildren, Ally Spies and Sarah Williams. M emorial services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 at First Baptist Church with Dr. David Richardson officiating. Military Honorst o follow. V.F.W. Post 4300. Burial will be at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota.M emorials are requested to Hope Hospice. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring.C ondolences may be expressed at www.morrisfun eralchapel.com. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 8, 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 N ATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; main, ff, rhp, p/u from 11/06; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 1 1 3 3 24/7; 11.25"; 2"; Black; 1/8/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 9 9 2 2 S ebring Parkway, in the rear fellowship hall. The public is invited and there are no membership dues. The club meets the seco nd Tuesday each month except July, August and September. The purpose of the club is to further the education and scientificp ursuit of gems, minerals and fossils. Attendees are encouraged to bring in their gems, minerals or other artifacts tot he meeting for identification and show and tell. Don Rhodes, resident historian and museum curator will talk on Earth sciences and the making of ourc aves. The birthstone for J anuary is the garnet, which is found in shades of red, black and green (the rarestI f you have garnet in any form, bring it in. F or more information, call 453-7054.Coalition for the Homeless seeks volunteersS EBRING The Highlands County Coalition for the Homeless Inc. iss eeking volunteers to assist in conducting the annual P oint-In-Time Survey of the homeless population in Highlands County. Thea nnual count will take place Jan. 24-31. Collecting good data on the number, charact eristics, and service needs of the sheltered and unshelt ered homeless population is a critical component of local homeless planning and program development. Like many local commun ities, we believe that understanding the size and characteristics of the entire homeless population in a community not just people using shelters is essential to the effectivep lanning and provision of homeless assistance and p revention services. In particular, understanding the needs and characteristics of homeless people who do not use shelters, many ofw hom are chronically homeless, will help communities improve their outreach to this under-served population. In fact, con-d ucting a point-in-time count is often the first step in engaging unsheltered homeless people in communities without established outreach services. If you or your organization wishes to learn more and assist with the Point-inTime count, please attend one, or both, of the next meetings on Jan. 17 and 24. Volunteer training will be provided at these meetings. The meetings will be held at Visions ADTat 4141 U.S. 27 North, Suite 15, S ebring, at 9:30 a.m. If you cannot attend, but are interested in assisting in some way please contact HCCHI nc. at 452-1086.WSVFD board meeting TuesdaySEBRING The West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department will be holding i ts annual board meeting on T uesday, at 7 p.m. at S tation No. 10, 3517 Hammock Road in Sebring. The public is welcome. Refreshments will be s erved. If you have any questions o r are interested in becoming a volunteer, call 3866 052.Highlands Organ Society holding membership driveSEBRING Amembers hip drive will be held in January 2012 for the exclus ive Highlands Organ Society. If you play an organ or a piano at home, y ou may qualify, professional or not. There are no dues but the club wants those who love beautiful m usic from the last century. Members all play the Grand Royale Lowry Organ andp lay all instruments with 3,000 sounds and 17p ianos. The club meets at the Iron Horse Ranch, the directors contemporary home at 2034 LakeJ osephine Drive, two and a half miles west of U.S. 27.F or more information, call Frank Hutchins, director, at 655-0259. Meetings are 7-9 p.m., every other week on Thursdays (the next one isJ an. 12). Guests are invited.MARSP meets TuesdaySEBRING The Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the conference room of the Sebring Public Library. The speaker will be Mary Alexander of the Good Shepherd Hospice of Sebring and her topic will be Have you had the T alk? a conversation with people you love about the kind of care you would want when faced with a medical event where someone else has to make or help make decisions for you. A ll Michigan school retirees from the area are welcome. Call Dianne at 655-6825 if you have questions.Events at local lodges, posts & clubsA VON PARK The American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park will have itsA uxiliary E-Board meeting at 6 p.m. followed by the Legion/Auxiliary meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9. F or more information, call 453-4553. L AKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374, will host the following events: T oday Music with Wild Bill (call for time M onday Legion meeting at 6 p.m. C all the Lodge at 4650131 for details. LAKE PLACID The L ake Placid Elks Lodge 2661, will host the following events: M onday BPOE board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, BPOE meeting a t 7 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 11, will be a Sweetheart Dinner/Dance. Social hour is 5:30 p.m.; dinner 6:30 p.m. Get tickets early for $15 each. Any questions, call 4652661. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 in Lake Placid, w ill host the following events: Tuesday Ladies Auxiliary meeting 10 a.m. F or details, call the Lodge at 699-5444. SEBRING The S ebring Recreation Club at 333 Pomegranate Ave., will h ost the following events: Today Just Country w ith Judy and Dave entertainment with refreshments f rom 2-4 p.m. Monday Membership meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday County shuffleboard tournament in Avon Park at 9 a.m. Call 385-2966. Continued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS OB ITUARIES Sexton City settles informant death suit for $2.6M


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C M Y K Sometimes I dont even r emember it happening, though, so much has happened since. L ater in the day Marlow was taken for the routine post-birth physical exam. T he nurses found something a mass right at the place where the babys testic les would drop. Only hours old, there should have been nothing to feel. Doctorst hought Marlow might have a tumor. They were so concerned they insisted an appointment be made immediately for an ultra-sound test. Decker gave birth in her hometown of Ocala, with the same doctor who had delive red her two older boys, Ray J r. (called R.J.1, a nd Kaden, 6. She and her fianc lived in Wauchula at the time. All Childrens Hospital in St.P etersburg was the most convenient. Aappointment m ade for the end of January. O n Jan. 27, the ultrasound confirmed the existence of a tumor. D octors insisted on immediate surgery, no later than t he next day. I thought we cant do this tomorrow. How am I going to get my mother down from Ocala to watch the boys? Decker said. S he and Riveras found a way and delivered Marlow t o All Childrens for exploratory surgery the next day. He was six weeks old. The hardest thing Ive ever had to do, Decker said, was hand him over to the doctors. It was awful. Worse happened next. The surgeon came out to t ell Rivera and Decker a biopsy showed the tumor w as malignant. It had attached to the right testicle and was taking it over. Thed octor recommended removing it along with the tumor a nd to do it right then. The parents agreed. Decker says her memories of seeing Marlow after theo peration are vague. She was i n his room and Rivera was holding him close. But Marlow had been given an epidural, Decker said, and couldnt move. He was basically lifeless, she said, choking up att he memory. F ortunately, the news soon g ot better, and then improved to a happy ending. The doctor said the operation was successful. All the cancer had been removed There would be no need for chemo-therapy or radiation treatments. Yearly check-ups and blood work since then continue to show Marlow, now3 as cancer free. s been through a lot, but hes good, Decker said, with a relieved smile. B ecoming thoughtful a gain, she added, Im glad he was six weeks old when it happened, and not six years old. He didnt know what was going on, and he has nom emory. If he had been s creaming for me and his dad (when they took him into surgery), Id have been d one. Marlow, who has charism a by the gallon, is the unofficial poster boy for the Century Link team in the Avon Park Relay for Life (www.relayforlife.org/) planned for April 21 at Avo n Park High School. Kelli Jackson, a member of the team, has been walking relays in the memory ofl oved ones for years is a friend of Deckers. She added Marlow to her list. Recently, Jackson said th a t R. J. and Kaden had come to her to donate $5 apiece to the cause. They had taken the money from their piggy banks. They thanked me for w alking for their brother s he said, with deep feeling. s one thing for an adult to give money, but for a six y ear-old and a 10-year-old to r aid their piggy-banks do it ... it inspires me. Inspiration is an essential part of Relay for Life. W hich is why Decker told her story. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 8, 2012Page 7A NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main, ff, Ad #2-BusV1; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 1 1 4 4 CENTRAL FLA REGIONAL PLANNING*; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 1/8/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 8 8 8 8 E .O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 9 9 9 9 grade level. Classroom sessions cover basic fish biolo-g y, boating safety, tying knots, and casting practice. Intertwined in the angling instruction programs are life lessons with anti-drug, alcohol and tobacco themes. Older students with potent ial interest in a seafaring career learn about charter and c ommercial fishing businesses, fisheries laws, and advanced skills, such as rod building. The graduates of that program are encouragedt o become mentors to youngsters entering the academy. Students get to put their classroom knowledge to work on board Brochus 38-f oot custom-built catamaran powerboat. Money to keep the academy going comes from private donations, charter fishing and snorkeling trips, cruises, and grants from community organizations such as the United Way. Brochu recently won a three-year, $30,000 contract from the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency to teach boating safety, swimming, fishing, snorkeling and rowing to kids in 3rd through 11th grades. Marine artist/fisheries scientist Guy Harvey donated $10,000 through his Ocean Foundation to purchasee quipment for the program. The Florida Fishing Academy is one of the finest community outreach programs in the state, and one of our foundations favorite educational initiatives, foundation president Steve Stock said. On a recent rainy Friday morning, Brochu and Cawood escorted five students ranging in age from 15 to 21 and two teachers from Riviera Beachs Seagull Academy of Independent Living on a half-day fishing excursion on the Intracoastal Waterway in Boynton Beach. Blustery winds precluded venturing into the ocean, sot he group trolled and bottomfished in the calmer inshore waters. After catching a blue runner and a small sand perch and going fishless for quite awhile, Brochu decided to head back to the dock to see if their luck might improve. It did. Fishing on the bottom of the boat basin with cut bait, the students caught and released a mangrove snapper, a couple of jacks and a blue runner. Brochu promised to take them out again when the weather improves. Said student Shenae Singh, 18: That was fun! Continued from page 1A S usan Cocking/Miami Herald/MCT The Florida Fishing Academy is a non-profit, after-school program that teaches life skills and ethical angling to at-risk youth ages 8 through early 20s. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Marlow Rivera continues to be cancer free. His story of survival is inspiring people to get involved in the Relay for Life in Avon Park. Marlows story of survival inspiring Relay for Life team Fishing program gives lessons on more than just catching fish


C M Y K College costs are out of c ontrol. Total outstanding student loans hover around $1 trillion, second only to home mortgages. S tudent loan repayment takes a hefty toll on startings alaries even during good economic times. But with so many recent graduates unable to find a decent job o r any job repayment can be a nightmare. Y ou can't walk away from student loan debt. It's practically impossible to get it discharged through bankruptcy and there's no statute of limitations on how long lenders can pursue you t hrough collections. Indeed, the government can with-h old tax refunds and garnish wages indefinitely. The Obama administration recently accelerated improvements to a readily available, yet underused,s tudent loan repayment plan called Income-Based Repayment (IBR b een slated to begin in 2014. IBR is available for many federally guaranteed studentl oans and can be particularly beneficial for low-income families, the unemployeda nd people with lower-paying, "public service" jobs in education, government orn on-profit organizations. Under IBR, monthly payments are capped at an affordable level relative to your adjusted gross income, family size and state of residence. For example, if you earn less than 150 percent of the government's poverty level for your family size, you would pay zero. You still owe the money, but are not required to begin making payments until your income increases. As your income increases, so will your monthly payment but up to no more than 15 percent of income that exceeds that s ame 150 percent of poverty level. In addition, the government will forgive debt stillo wed after 25 years of consistent repayment. And those w ith qualifying public service jobs must only repay for 1 0 years before the balance is discharged. Under the recent IBR e nhancements, for students who took out their first loan d uring or after 2008 and open at least one additional loan during or after 2012,t he cap will drop from 15 to 10 percent and the forgiven ess period drop to 20 years. Those with older loans can still benefit from the original IBR terms. Other IBR features i nclude: All Stafford, PLUS and Consolidation Loans made under either the Direct Loan program or the FederalF amily Education Loan (FFEL IBR, except loans in default, Parent PLUS Loans or Consolidation Loans con-t aining Parent PLUS Loans. You must submit updated income documentation each year. If your income rises, sow ill your payment amount, although never above what y ou'd otherwise pay under a standard 10-year repayment s chedule. Because IBR will likely extend the term of your loan,y ou'll probably accrue more interest than under a stand ard 10-year payoff. Private student loans don't qualify for IBR. B orrowers with two different types of federal loans a t least one each issued under the Direct Loan and FFELprograms may consolidate their loans under a new Special DirectC onsolidations Loans program between January 1, 2012, and June 30, 2012. This will lower FFELloan rates by 0.25 percent, plusa n additional 0.25 percent discount if you sign up for automatic payments. Visit www.studentaid.ed.gov/spe cialconsolidation for details. If you expect your financial hardship to be temporary, other loan repayment options, including economich ardship deferment, forbearance and extended repaym ent, may be better options. For details, visit the Federal Student Aid site, www.stu-d entaid.ed.gov and search "Postponing Repayment." O ther good resources include www.finaid.org and the Project on Student Debt (www.projectonstudentdebt.o rg). Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. Page 8ANews-SunSunday, January 8, 2012www.newssun.com ADVANTAGE FLOOR COVERING; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 01/04/12 and 01/08/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 1 1 1 1 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 1/8/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 9 9 1 1 24/7; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 1/8/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 9 9 3 3 B y PAULWISEMAN APEconomics WriterWASHINGTON Four p ainful years after the Great Recession struck and wiped out 8.7 million jobs, the United States may finally be at the start of a virtuousc ycle an escalating loop of robust job growth, healthier spending and higher demand. The nation added 200,000 jobs in December in a bursto f hiring that drove the unemployment rate down t wo ticks to 8.5 percent, its lowest in almost three years, and led economists to con-c lude that the improvement in the job market might just l ast. There is more horsepower to this economy than most believe, said Sung Won Sohn, an eco-n omics professor at California State U niversity, Channel Islands. The stars area ligned right for a meaningful econ omic recovery It was the sixth month in a row thatt he economy added at least 100,000 jobs, the longest s treak since 2006. The economy a dded jobs every month last year, the first time that has happened since 2005. A nd the unemployment rate, which peaked at 10.1 percent in October 2009 and stood at 9.1 percent at the start of last year, has fallen four monthss traight. If economics textbooks a nd the best hopes of millions of unemployed Americans are confirmed, the virtuous cycle may be under way, which woulds uggest the job market will get stronger yet. When more Americans are hired, they have more money to spend. When morem oney courses through the economy, businesses can justify hiring more people. That means more jobs, more spending and more demand for businesses. Which leads to still more hiring, spending and demand. That would be the reverse of the vicious cycle that took hold during the Great Recession. People lost jobs and spent less money, so businesses rang up less sales and were forced to lay off more people. That led to even less spending and more layoffs. The labor market is healing, said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial. She cautioned that we still have a long way to go years to recoup the losses we have endured. Indeed, the economy added 1.6 million jobs for all of 2011. That is better than the 940,000 it added during 2010. In 2009, the most bruising year of the Great Recession, the nation lost more than 5 million. B ut it will take 6 million more jobs to get the United States back to what it had in December 2007, when the recession began.E conomists forecast the nation will add 2.1 million this year. The unemployment report was the first to be released since Republicans across thec ountry began voting to determine a candidate to f ace President Barack Obama this fall in an election that will turn on thee conomy. Obama appears bound to f ace voters with the highest unemployment rate of any president running for reelection since World War II.U nemployment was 7.8 percent w hen Obama took office. But the presid ents re-election chances may hinge m ore on the direction of the unemployment rate thano n what the rate is come Election Day. The rate was 7 .2 percent when Ronald Reagan b eat Walter Mondale in 1984, but it had fallen from 10.8 percent two years beforet he election. Obama, visiting the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said: e have made real progress. Now is not thet ime to stop. He called on Congress to extend a tax S ocial Security payroll tax cut that is due to expire at the end of next month. Campaigning in New Hampshire for Obamas job,f ormer Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum claimed credit for Republicans, suggesting the gains were tied to voter optimism that aR epublican would take the White House. Theres a lot of concern still, added Santorum, who finished in a virtual tie with Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses earlier this week. Another candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, dismissed the job gains as inadequate. The report painted a picture of a broadly improving job market. Average hourly pay rose by 4 cents. The average workweek lengthened by six minutes, a sign that business is picking up and companies may soon need to hire. The private sector added 212,000 jobs in December. That gain was offset by 12,000 layoffs by governments. Hiring increased across industries. Manufacturing added 23,000 jobs, as did the health care industry. Transportation and warehousing added 50,000. BUSINESS/MONEY Nation adds 200,000 jobs in December hiring surge There is more horsepower to this e conomy t han most believe. The stars are aligned right for a meaningful economic r ecoverySUNGWON SOHN e conomics professor Easing student loan repayments Personal Finance Jason Alderman


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 8, 2012Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000096 DIVISION: AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. HENRY BARRY, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 8, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000096 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which Aurora Loan Services, LLC, is the Plaintiff and Henry Barry, Joanne M. Barry, 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 7th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 4, BLOCK 50, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION SIX, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 228 CUMQUAT ROAD N.E., 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 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 15th day of December, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Clerk January 8, 15, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282008CA000624AOOOXX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. PHILIP OSTRANDER; LINDA M. OSTRANDER; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 22nd day of D ecember, 2011, and entered in Case No. 282008CA000624AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,N.A., is the Plaintiff and LINDA M. OSTRANDER, PHILIP OSTRANDER, JANE DOE and JOHN DOE IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 18th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: L OTS 22 AND 23, BLOCK 3, LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 22nd day of December, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Cler k January 1,8, 2012 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09 FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of CHARLIE BOWEN TRACTOR SERVICE located at 1049 N. Lake Dr., in the County of Highlands, in the City of Lorida, Florida 33857 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 6th day of January, 2012. Charlie Bowen Tractor Service January 8, 2012 on December 21, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11015644 NUTTER-FHA-R-UNASSIGNED -Team 4 **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. January 1, 8, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000270 JAMES B NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. JOYCE YVONNE MCMAHON, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 21, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000270 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein JAMES B NUTTER & COMPANY is the Plaintiff and JOYCE YVONNE MCMAHON; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 18th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 12, BLOCK C, SEVENTH ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 70, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 729 LEMON AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000276 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. FAYE L. EVANS, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 21, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000276 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and FAYE L. EVANS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best b idder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 18th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 55, IN BLOCK D, OF HILLSIDE LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, AT PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, SIDE 1 SERIAL N. HMLCY28040912273A, SIDE 2 SERIAL NO. HMLCY28040912273B A/K/A 300 RIVER DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 21, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10009375 COUNTRY-SPECFNMA--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. January 1, 8, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000300 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. PANAGIOTIS NIKOLAKAKIS, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 18, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000300 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and PANAGIOTIS NIKOLAKAKIS; CHARLENE NIKOLAKAKIS; SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION, INC.; TENANT #1 N/K/A GARY WARREN are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 18th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 219, SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 228 LARK AVENUE, 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 sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on October 19, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10008170 NMNC-FHA--Team 1 **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. January 1, 8, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001665 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. SUCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. JEFFOERY SCOTT KEITH A/K/A JEFFOERY S. KEITH A/K/A JEFFOERY KEITH, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 19, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001665 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N .A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and JEFFOERY SCOTT KEITH A/K/A JEFFOERY S. KEITH A/K/A JEFFOERY KEITH; SUNTRUST BANK; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the h ighest 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 22nd day of February, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 7, BLOCK 6, ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY, UNIT 14, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS C OUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2227 PLEASANT DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 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 Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09107520 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMC--Team 1 **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. January 8, 15, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000023 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST UNKNOWN HEIRS OF PATRICIA ANN HAHS A/K/A PATRICIA A. HAHS F/K/A PATRICIA A. HARRIS, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 18, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000023 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST UNKNOWN HEIRS OF PATRICIA ANN HAHS A/K/A PATRICIA A. HAHS F/K/A PATRICIA A. HARRIS, DECEASED; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; LORI M. ARENA, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF PATRICA ANN HAHS A/K/A PATRICIA A. HAHS F/K/A PATRICIA A. HARRIS, DECEASED; LORI M. ARENA A/K/A LORI ARENA, AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF PATRICIA ANN HAHS A/K/A PATRICIA A. HAHS F/K/A PATRICIA A. HARRIS, DECEASED; ANTHONY LEE GLODO A/K/A ANTHONY L. GLODO, AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF PATRICIA ANN HAHS A/K/A PATRICIA A. HAHS F/K/A PATRICIA A. HARRIS, DECEASED; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 18th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 7, BLOCK 14, OF AVOCADO PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 62, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND LOT 6, BLOCK 14, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 65, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1902 ANDALUSIA STREET, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on October 19, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09097586 NMNC-SPECFHLMC--Team 5 **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. January 1, 8, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000970 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. JONATHAN M. ADAMS, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 21, 2011 and entered in Case No. 2 8-2010-CA-000970 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and JONATHAN M. ADAMS; REBEKAH J. ADAMS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 18th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 21, IN BLOCK 64, OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 914 COUGAR BOULEVARD, 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 sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 21, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F 09071087 COUNTRY-SPECFNMA--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. January 1, 8, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-327GCS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. KOSTAS VASSILAKOPOULOS, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 15, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-327GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and KOSTAS VASSILAKOPOULOS; CAROLINE VASSILAKOPOULOS; SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; TENANT #1 N/K/A DEAN COLFAY N/K/A DEAN COLFAY are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 24th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 45, IN BLOCK 281, OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5616-5620 GRANADA BOULEVARD, 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 sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 30, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08017180 BANKAMERICA2-FNMA--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. January 8, 15, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-754 GCS SECTION NO. Civil MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. ROBERT L. TANKERSLEY; LINDA TANKERSLEY; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID U NKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following real property in Highl ands County, Florida: LOTS 6 AND 7, BLOCK M, OF SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VI, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED AT PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Physical Address: 2816 Duane Palmer Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Highlands County, Florida, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses to the Complaint, if any, to Gregory A. 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NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 18, 2011, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described as: LOT 9, BLOCK 4, LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, SECTION ONE, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 4406 LEWIS AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33875-5135 at public sale on January 18, 2012, to the highest bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes, beginning at eleven o'clock a.m. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any. other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 18th day of October, 2011. ROBERT W. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunSunday, January 8, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000569 GCS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as trustee, Plaintiff, vs. LUZ M. VARGAS, et al., Defendant(s CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 28, 2011, in the above-styled cause, the Clerk of Circuit Court shall sell the subject property at public sale on the 24th day of January, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Highlands County Courthouse, in the Basement, Jury Assembly Room, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 on the following described property: Lot 15, Block 1, Harder Hall Country Club II, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 13, at Page 46, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Address: 4059 Santa Barbara Drive, Sebring, Florida 33875. Dated: December 27, 2011. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk (Court Seal January 8, 15, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 10THJUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No.: 11-380-GCS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-5 NOVASTAR HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-5, Plaintiff, vs. VINCENT J. ASBURY, LAWANA BROWN AND DEVON BUTLER; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 1, 2011, and entered in Case No. 11-380-GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, w herein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-5 NOVASTAR HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-5, is Plaintiff and VINCENT J. ASBURY, LAWANA BROWN AND DEVON BUTLER, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on the 1st day of February, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8 BLOCK 7 AND THAT PART OF LOT 9 BLOCK 7 DESCRIBED AS: BEGIN AT THE NE CORNER OF SAID LOT 9; RUN SOUTH WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF LOT 9 A DISTANCE OF 126.89 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF LOT 9 A DISTANCE OF 27 FEET; THENCE IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF LOT 9 TO A POINT ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF LOT 9, 27 FEET SOUTH OF THE NE CORNER OF LOT 9; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF LOT AND ALONG WESTERLY ROAD RIGHT OF WAY TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING ALL IN SOUTHSIDE PARK SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO AN UNRECORDED PLAT OF SOUTHSIDE PARK SUBDIVISION BY C.E. HAWKINS DATED 02/10/1948 BEING A SUBDIVISION OF ALL THE NW QUARTER AND WEST 193.0 FEET OF THE SW QUARTER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 7 SECTION 26 LYING WEST OF THE ACL R/W AND ALL OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE GOVERNMENT LOT 8 OF SECTION 27 ACCORDING TO THE GOVERNMENT SURVEY LYING EAST OF SAL R/W OF TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH RANGE 28 EAST IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Located: 1312 Strong Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825 and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff's mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, this 2nd day of November, 2011. Bob Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk January 8, 15, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282011CA000381XXXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs DAVID A. BLAND; AMANDA BLAND; HIGHLANDS COUNTY; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated December 22, 2011 and entered in Case No. 282011CA000381XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, is Plaintiff and DAVID A. BLAND; AMANDA BLAND; HIGHLANDS COUNTY; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT N O. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at Highlands County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 18th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to-wit: THE NORTH 45 FEET OF LOT 1092 AND THE SOUTH 30 FEET OF LOT 1093, OF SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on December 22, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk January 1, 8, 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 1050L egalsDUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 8, 2012Page 11A 9000 Transportation SUNNYBROOK HARMONY2011. 28' TRAVEL TRAILER, Loaded, no pets, no smoking. Used less than 10 times. MSRP 29K. FIRST $16,000 Takes it. Call 863-699-0633. PUMA TRAVELTRAILER 2010 32', two slide outs, air, awning, King ISLAND bed, $17,700 Must sell! Non smoker. Will deliver. Lake Wales, Fla. 863-660-8539 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesPOWER WASHERDeWalt Commercial DP 3750, 2 different power settings, 4 wheel trailer and manual included. Perfect condition, used very little, $1,000. Call 863-453-0921. 7380Machinery & Tools AVON PARKSun. Jan. 8th. Hair Depot, 2650 US Hwy 27 North. Antiques, nice furniture, toys, tools, lamps, heaters, bikes, tables, chairs, walkers, butter churn. Clearing out Everything!!! AVON PARKLake Bonnet Village off SR 17 between Avon Park & Sebring, Annual Baked Goods & Garage Sale. Coffee & Donuts & Funnel Cakes. Jan 14th, 8am 11am. 7320Garage &Yard Sales TOWING HITCH complete for Ford Focus. Nearly New. $75. 863-382-6741 TOOL CHESTOn rollers $65.00 Call 863-464-0531 SWIVEL ROCKERS(2 green blue. Excellent cond. Pair $70 863-385-7762 ROOM AIRConditioner / Liberty / 6200 BTU / power 115V. $50 863-453-4337 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 screen w/keyboard & mouse. $50 Call 863-452-5135 BOOKS WESTERNS.Box of 80 for $40 Call 863-385-1563 BISSELL UPRIGHTVAC. Excellent / reconditioned / like new. Guaranteed for 30 days. $20 863-402-2285 AIR COMPRESSOR,GAS. Good Cond. $75 Call 863-657-2040 5 CLASSICPower tools from way back. Good shape. Ready to work or display All for $100 863-402-2285 AIR CONDITIONINGUNIT for window. $50 Call 863-464-0531 7310Bargain Buys KITCHENAIDE REFRIG.Like New! 22 cu ft., Blk. w/ Ice maker & water, Top freezer. $300. Loveseat & Chair, multi color, Hand carved frt. trim. $150 8 63-414-2403 or 239-887-394 GENERATOR 5000watt. Used once. $450 Call 863-464-0531 7300Miscellaneous USED -Sofas, bdrm. sets, misc. chairs, dining sets, hutches, bar stools, end tables & art work. Fri 10am-4pm & Sat 10am-3pm. Pieces of the Past. Downtown 313 Circle Park Dr.. Other appt. time call 863-386-9100 MATTRESS QUEENsize w/box spring & bed rail. $80 Call 863-257-4995 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseSTORE FRONTFOR RENT! 1600 sq. ft. Excellent Location. Downtown Avon Park. Asking $800 per mo. Call John @ 863-453-5600. 6750Commercial RentalSEBRING -STORAGE RENTALS 12' X 30' with 10' X 10' Doors. 602 Park Street, Sebring,Fl. Call 863-385-7486 6550Warehousesfor RentSEBRING HILLSROOM FOR RENT Male or Female. No pets. $350/mo. + $100 security. Call 863-381-4991 6400R ooms for Rent SEBRING, OFFGOLFVIEW Road. Immaculate, non-smoking 3 bed/2 bath, 2 car garage w/screen doors, screen porch, $800 mo., 1st and security. Credit and background check. 207-837-3708. SEBRING 2/1 New Carpet, 2 Family rooms, Game room, Fenced yard, Carport. $475/mo. RENTED!!!! SEBRING -3BR / 1BA, 2 car gar. 917 Sunniland Dr. close to Dinner Lake. W/D hook-up, large yard. Pets OK. $750 mo. 863-385-6592 or 954-668-1254 PLACID LAKES3BR, 2BA, Newer home. Quiet area, Green Belt. Near Lake June. No smoking or pets. $850/mo. 863-699-1119 or cell 863-840-3698. LAKE PLACIDSylvan Shores Newer / Nice 2BR, 2BA, Screened room, Garage, Very Clean. Non Smoker. $675 monthly 863-441-2844 or 863-465-3838 AVON PARKGUEST HOME Lake Front Estate, Private Setting. 2/1 All Appliances, Water, Garbage & Lawn Care. $600/mo. 863-452-2299 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING FREE1/2 mo. rent special. Free cable. Large clean 1/1. New paint, tile floors, central A/C. Quiet/safe. No Dogs. Call 863-385-1999 BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets OK. $595 month. Medical Way. 863-446-1822 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1BR $495 mo. + $200 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Call Alan 386-503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with Balcony Overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200U nfurnishedApartments SEBRING LOVELY,Newly painted & furnished 1BR on Lakefront Estate. N o Pets or Smokers Utilities & cable included $425/mo 863-655-1068 SEBRING -Small nicely furnished Apartments! 1BR, 1BA. Deposit $100. Monthly $375 with 6 month lease. Pay own electric. 863-385-1806 SEBRING -Downtown on the Circle. 1BR, 1BA, & Studios. 2nd. floor walk up, No pets. Starting at $400 mthly. Background check a must! Call 863-386-9100 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING 2/1Villa. Wood floors, new fans. Very Nice. W/D, Fridge, tile floors, Patio, very private, newly renovated. $500/mo. Call 561-967-7161. 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent 6000 R entalsSEBRING MOBILEHome 55+ Sebring Village. 2/2. $6500. Good Cond. 863-471-6728 or 863-446-0815 SEBRING -TRIPLE WIDE HOME / CORNER LOT / ON OWNED LAND IN SEBRING FALLS. PRICE REDUCED TO $55,000. MOTIVATED SELLER. JOE PICIOR, SANDERS REALTY GROUP. Res. 699-5687 OR Bus. 465-1400 PALM HARBORHOMES New 2012 Models 15K Off Models 8 00-622-2832 ext 210 AVON PARK**PICTURE THIS NEW YR** Furn. 2BR, 2BA, With Land. Rent Free. Reno / Painted / New Laminate / Carpets. Kit Cupboards. Just bring toothbrush, 863-453-4338 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate WantedSEBRING -2BR, 2BA, 2 Car. Gar., Lg. Split Bedroon Plan. Wood & Tile Floors, Lg. Kit., Appli. included. Great Location! 112 Ridge St. (Jackson Heights 863-314-0333 4080Homes for SaleSebringAVON PARKLAKES 2385 West Cavalier Rd. 2/2/2. Very Nice Home on 3 lots, near Lake Olivia. $84,500. 4060Homes for SaleAvon Park 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialSEEKING EMPLOYMENT.Mature, responsible Christian Lady looking for employment in Lake Placid. Former business owner, computer & phone savvy. Retail, bookkeeping & many job skills. Please call & leave message @ 863-659-1341 2300Work Wanted TREE SERVICEIS SEEKING Exp. Tree Climber & Exp. Laborer. Call Joe at 8 63-465-7491 TEACHERS NEEDEDFull Time For 2 yr. old. Class at a Christian Private School. Call 863-443-2344 & Leave a Message. MEDICAL SECRETARYNEEDED Doctors office experience preferred, computer skills necessary. Full time. E-mail resume to jlee3101@gmail.com IMMEDIATE OPENINGFor Part Time Medical Records Employee. Willing to work 20 hrs/week. Send resume in Word Format to: kjs122420@gmail.com. HIGHLANDS COUNTY OUTSIDE SALES If 150-$200 A Week will help you Part Time, I need people who need And want to work. Easy Sales. Good for Students and Retirees. Call Ed: 352-217-9937 EXPERIENCED DIALYSISNurse needed for a Nurse Management Position. Please contact Mickey at (863863 or email resume to mleblanc@americanrenal.com DIESEL MECHANIC-Walpole Inc. is currently seeking a HIGHLY motivated, proactive, hands on individual for our Okeechobee Terminal. This position is responsible for preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairing diesel engines. We offer a competitive wage and full benefits package. EOE/DFWP A/C SERVICETECH needed for fast growing well established HVAC company. Great co-workers! 5+ years experience. Full benefits/bonuses. Apply in person with resume to 20 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid. Phone 699-5455 for interview, fax resume to 699-9758 or email to mcair@millerscentralair.com. 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment LOST BOSTONTERRIER Female, in the neighborhood of the YMCA ball field. Reward! FOUND!!!!!! FOUND DOGBlack Lab mix. male, neutered. Very Friendly. Found on Granada Blvd, Sun In Lakes Sebring. Call 863-382-8952 1200Lost & FoundCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over t he phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100AnnouncementsHIGHLANDS COUNTY B OARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (HCBCC GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING I NVITATION TO BID (ITB The Board of County Commissioners (BCC County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for: ITB 12-023 ADVERTISING DELINQUENT REAL ESTATE TAXES NIGP COMMODITY/ SERVICES CODE: 9 15-71 ITB 12-024 ADVERTISING DELINQUENT TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES NIGP COMMODITY / S ERVICES CODE: 915-71 S pecifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, Interim Purchasing Manager/Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department 4320 George Blvd., Seb ring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-6524 Fax: 8 63-402-6735; or E-Mail: to: dgilbert@hcbcc.org.Bid e nvelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number a nd name so as to identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so a s to reach said office no later than 2:00 P .M., Thursday, February 16, 2012, at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be res ponsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals 1050L egals I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282009CA001376AOOOXX B AC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS D. AST; TRUDY L. AST; CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNKNOWN TENANT(S PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 17th day of October, 2011, and entered in Case No. 282009CA001376AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, is the Plaintiff and THOMAS D. AST; TRUDY L. AST; CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNKNOWN TENANT(S JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 18th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE EAST 100 FEET OF THE SOUTH 15 FEET OF L OT 5 AND THE EAST 100 FEET OF LOT 6, IN BLOCK 223, OF DENISE COURT A SUBDIVISION OF THE WEST HALF OF TRACT 13 OF THE LAKE-VIEW-PARK-LANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, A T PAGE 83, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 17th day of October, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 1, 8, 2012 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsOne or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the above bid opening. H ighlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the a ward of this ITB. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC/COUNTYo r all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award i s made, will be made to the most responsive and respons ible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The B oard reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. T he Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, F lorida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any indiv idual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy inv olves every aspect of the BCCs functions, including one's a ccess to, participation, employment or treatment in its p rograms or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable acc ommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disa bilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mrs. Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at: 8 63-402-6509 (Voice o r by e-mail: mbruns@hcbcc.org. Requests for C omputer-Assisted Realtime Technology services or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in adv ance to permit coordination of the service. B oard of County Commissioners Purchasing Department H ighlands County, Florida W ebsite: www.hcbcc.net J anuary 8, 15, 2012Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 314-9876 Classified ads get fast results CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00015423 DUMMY 09 CARRIERS 2X5 AD # 00015471AGERO 3X10.5 AD # 00015700AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00015469 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00015468 NORTHGATE FURNITURE 1X3 AD # 00015462 r n fbb rt n r


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C M Y K SPORTS B SE CTION Inside This Section Bulls top Magic . . .3B Seminoles look ahead . . .3B News-Sun Sunday, January 8, 2012 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE F irst-round leader Charley Hull heads into Saturdays final round two shots out of the lead at the Harder Hall Womens Invitational. B y DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The Harder Hall Womens Invitational may be in its57th year, but it is as crisp and energetic as ever. And this editions fight to the finish will certainly keep it fresh fresh-faced that is. Those battling it out in Saturdays final foursome will feature three teenagers 16year old Ariya Jutanugarn, her 1 7-year old sister Mariya and 15-year old Charley Hull. Those three combined ages, 48, dont add up to the age of the tournament theyre competing in. Though the foursome is complimented with some age in University of Arizona senior Isabelle Boineau, at the ripe o ld age of 21. This group makes it an allinternational final group as well, with the Jutanugarns from Thailand, Hull anE ngland native and Boineau hailing from France. Hull had taken the firstround lead Wednesday as the n ewly expanded greens of Harder Hall wreaked havoc on most of the field Hull had the only under-par round of the first day. B ut things tightened up Thursday as Hull fell back with a 74, and Ariya Jutanugarn and 2010 champion Kyle Roig staying consitent with consecutive rounds of 72 each to even things at even-par for the top three spots. Moriya Jutanugarn followed her opening 75 with a oneunder 71 Thursday to keep hert wo shots back and Boineau went 75, 73to stay within range. Defending champion Ashleigh Albrecht had bounced back from her opening-round 78 to post a 74 and remain with sight of the leaders, along with Meghan Stasi, Holly Clyburn, Perrine Delacour, Portland Rosen a nd Regina Plasencia who were all between 148 and 151 after the f irst two days. But with Fridays balmy conditions, the lead group began to separate themselves. Ariya and Boineau came out of the gate hot, both shooting two-under 34s on the front nine, with Mariya and Hull each carding one-under 35s. That put Ariya in the lead over Hull by one stroke, with Roig (37 back and Boineau four behind. The Jutanugarn sisters then kicked it up a notch on the back n ine, carding 33s, with Hull posting a 34 and Boineau a 35. A nd when the dust had sett led, Ariya was in the lead at 5under, Hull in second at 3under and Mariya third at 2under. Boineau would join Saturdays final group, still Youth movement leads Harder See HARDER, Page 4B N ews-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Jamiese Wiley got a hand on this Brekayla English shot as Sebrings defense kept things close. But English would score 17 points on the night and Avon Park eked out a onepoint win Friday. B y LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Nothing makes for a better Friday night than watching a game with a little small-town rivalry. Add in a little d own-to-the-wire, neck-and-neck action and its inevitably going to be interesting. And as the Sebring and Avon Park girls basketball teams went head to head, the game was nothing short of expectations, with the Lady Devils holding on for a 39-38 win. The Blue Streaks started off strong to defend their home turf, taking the lead 9-6 after the first eight minutes of play. The girls were able to hold tight and keep the Red Devil offensive threats to a minimum again during the next quarter, seeing the s core now at 21-19. After the half, however, Avon Park found their groove and quickly started closing the gap. Brekayla English led this drive for Avon Park, continually increasing to her total of 17 for the night. With this, the Lady Red Devils added 15 points on the board to take the lead 34-27. Sebring was more successful during the final quarter, but Avon Park still held the lead over their heads. The Blue Streak defense only allowed five more points for Avon Park. One of those five points put the win in Avon Parks f avor. With less than two seconds remaining, Takesha Williams approached the free throw line. Within her view was the scoreboard, which showed a tie game at 38 points apiece. It was one of those moments you usually see in movies-where the gym is rumbling with the excitement of the crowd as it all comes down to this moment. Williams would score her seventh and final point for Avon Park with the first shot, now putting her team ahead 39-38. Sebring took the rebound of her second shot and sailed the ball across the court, but would not be able to get it to the basket before the final buzzer sounded. It was a great game, defin itely a nail biter, said Lady Devils head coach Paullette Daley. Sebring had a tough defense. It is hard playing man-to-man, but we pulled it o ff. e were better on the rebound, but we werent Lady Devils nip Blue Streaks Avon Park39Sebring38 See AP, Page 3B By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Magicians may pull rabbits out of their hats, but an athletes definition of a hat trick involves a bit more skill. This three-goal contribution from Estebinson Joseph along with the ever-persistent effort of the Blue Streak varsity soccer team earned the win as they took on Winter Haven at Firemans field Friday night. Sebring put the pressure on early and showed signs that their offense would be the key to the nights 5-1 win. Marcelo Gori put the first point on the board for Sebring after just seven minutes of play and was soon followed by Joseph minutes later. Keeping the pace moving, Josephs next attempt at the goal was a header as he and the Winter Haven goalie nearly collided. With him being out of the goal, the ball almost trickled in but instead hit the left-side pole and was recovered by the Blue Devils defense. While pressure on the Sebring goal was minimal, Winter Haven was able to score their first goal of the night with twenty six minutes still left before the half. Sebring was able to continue keeping the ball primarily with their own offense as the team held strong and made good passes to keep Winter Haven goal threats to a Streaks give Blue Devils the boot News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Estebinson Joseph scored the hat trick in Sebrings Friday win over Winter Haven. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lady Blue Streak Michaela Malisham locks out her 105-pound clean-and-jerk to win her weight class at Thursdays All County meet at Sebring. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The lady weightlifters of Highlands County gathered at the fieldhouse of Firemens Field for an AllCounty meet as a final warm up before this coming Fridays Sub-Sectional Qualifier. Lake Placid and Avon Park joined the host Blue Streaks, with each school getting their share of wins while pushing toward the next level of competition. Katie Stoll got a Sebring win in the 101-pound class, coupling a bench press of 75 pounds and a 70-pound clean-and-jerk for a 145 total. Avon Park got a win at 110, with Miriam Olupitan going 105 and 100 to be the first to crach the 200-pound barrier. Lake Placids Salina Walker didnt quite reach the mark, adding up a pair of 95-pound lifts to win at 119, while Brittany Lockhart breezed past the 200 mark with a bench of 120 and jerk of 115 to win at 129. Tess Lundy got another Dragon win at 139, pressing 100 and jerking 90, Lady lifters pushing through LIFT, Page 3B Sebring5Winter Haven1 See STREAKS, Page 3B B y PAULNEWBERRY Associated PressNEWORLEANS From F lorida States Sugar Bowl meltdown 16 years ago to N ew Englands stunning Super Bowl loss, history suggests that its tough to beat an opponent the second time around. Top-ranked LSU is looking to write a new chapter in its Big Easy do-over with Alabama. The opportunity to play them again is something were going to embrace, Tigers star Tyrann Mathieu insisted Friday. Not that they have much of a choice. The Tigers (13-0 beat the Crimson Tide once this season on Alabamas home field, no less. But theyll have to do it all over again to claim the national championship, even if that seems a bit unfair. Bobby Bowden can certainly sympathize with LSU. Back in 1996, Bowden was coaching Florida State when the Seminoles knocked off Florida 24-21 in the season finale and took over the No. 1 spot in the rankings. Then, through an unexpected turn of events in the conference championship games, the teams wound up paired again in the Sugar Bowl. The rematch was all Florida as the Gators romped 52-20 to take their first national crown. I didnt like it, Bowden said. The team that lost, I would think they love it. The team that won, its just hard to get your boys as inspired as the other team can get inspired. New England ran up against the same thing in the NFLfour seasons ago. The Patriots finished off a perfect 16-0 regular season with a thrilling 38-35 win over the Giants in New York. Lo and behold, the Giants still made the playoffs and stunningly won three straight postseason games on the road, earning another shot at heavily favored New England now 18-0 in the Super Bowl. Well, we all know what happened in the Arizona desert. Actually emboldened by that earlier loss to the Patriots it did give us a sense of confidence that we Does Tide have advantage over Tigers in rematch? See BCS, Page 4B


C M Y K 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 Mondays and Wednesdays 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.S ebring Senior SoftballSEBRING Asenior 70-and-over softball league will begin Tuesday, Jan. 10. Interested players must have been born i n 1943 or before. It will be a drafted league. G ames will be played at the Highlands County Sports Complex on Tuesdays and T hursdays starting at 10 a.m. All interested softball players should c ontact 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays 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 itspast 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 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. E ntry fee for the 5K is $17 prior to January 20 and $22 after. You may receive an email application form by contacting Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or 385-4736. Mail entries to Highlands Hammock Half, C/O Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL33872. Checks made payable to Central Florida Striders. Proceeds of the race benefit Highlands Hammock State Park. Come join the challenge of running t rails in our beautiful state park.Scholarship GolfSEBRING The Second Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be on S aturday, March 31, 2012, at the Country Club of Sebring. F ormat is a four-man scramble with handi cap flights. Entry fee is $65 per person. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start 8:30 a.m. Entry fee includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch. Contests: Great prizes for Hole-in-One, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. For questions contact Alvin Walters at 381-5706 or Jerome Matthews at 2732533. Please submit entries by Monday, March 26, 2012. All proceeds benefit college-bound senior graduates, Class of 2012.AP Dixie RegistrationAVON PARK Registration for Dixie Youth Baseball of Avon Park will be held on consecutive Saturdays, Jan. 7 and 14, at the Durrah Martin Baseball Complex from 9 a.m.-Noon each day. Cost is $65 for the first child and $5 off for each additional child in immediate family Must bring Birth Certificate and recent Picture. Registrations are also being accepted at Top Shop during regular business hours Any questions Please Call Chris Tolar at (863Winter LeaguesSEBRING The Highlands County Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting team registrations for the winter leagues until Thursday, Jan. 5. Games will begin at the Highlands County Sports Complex the week of January 9. Leagues will include mens slow pitch, womens, church and recreation and coed leagues. Leagues are open to all adults and youth 16 years and older. League fees will be $360, plus a one time sanctioning fee of $15, for the 2012 fiscal year, which must be paid by Thursday, Jan. 5. Registration and league fees ($375 must be paid by Thursday, Jan. 5, or you will not play NO exceptions. Also, there will be a coachs only meeting Friday, Jan. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Sports Complex. Please call Dan Jamison at the Highlands County Sports Complex at (863Elks GolfSEBRING The monthly Elks golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Country Club on Monday, Jan. 9, beginning 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 the clubhouse. WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 7 Cincinnati at Houston, late Detroit at New Orleans, late 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 IndianapolisEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers26945611682 Philadelphia2311450130113 Pittsburgh2114446122103 New Jersey2216246111116 N.Y. Islanders141863490120 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston261015313869 Ottawa2115547127136 Toronto2015545129128 Buffalo1818440106119 Montreal1518737106113 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida2013848107115 Washington2115244114110 Winnipeg1916543107118 Tampa Bay1719337108133 Carolina1421735110141W ESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago2413452132120 Detroit251315112888 St. Louis231255110389 Nashville2115446106112 Columbus102452594130 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver251335313499 Minnesota21146489598 Colorado2318147114116 Calgary1819541100123 Edmonton1621335110115 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose221144810787 Los Angeles20147478892 Dallas2216145108113 Phoenix1917543103108 Anaheim112262892129 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Boston 9, Calgary 0 Toronto 4, Winnipeg 0 N.Y. Rangers 3, Florida 2, OT Philadelphia 5, Chicago 4 Ottawa 4, Tampa Bay 1 St. Louis 4, Edmonton 3 Dallas 4, Nashville 1 Los Angeles 1, Phoenix 0, OT San Jose 2, Columbus 1 Fridays Games New Jersey 5, Florida 2 N.Y. Rangers 3, Pittsburgh 1 Carolina 4, Buffalo 2 Colorado 4, Chicago 0 Anaheim 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Saturdays Games Vancouver at Boston, late Ottawa at Philadelphia, late Edmonton at Dallas, late Columbus at Los Angeles, late Winnipeg at Buffalo, late Detroit at Toronto, late Tampa Bay at Montreal, late New Jersey at Pittsburgh, late Colorado at St. Louis, late Carolina at Nashville, late N.Y. Islanders at Phoenix, late Minnesota at Calgary, late Washington at San Jose, late Sundays Games Philadelphia at Ottawa, 5 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Anaheim, 8 p.m. SCORING LEADERS PlayerTeamGAPTS Giroux Phi183048 H. Sedin Van103848 KesselTor232346 D. Sedin Van182846 Stamkos TB281745 Lupul Tor182745 Eberle Edm172643 Malkin Pit152843 Hossa Chi172542 Pominville Buf142842 Backstrom Was132942 Toews Chi221941 Spezza Ott1526412 tied with 40 pts.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Philadelphia42.667 Boston44.5001 Toronto34.429112New York34.429112New Jersey26.2503 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami71.875 Orlando53.6252 Atlanta53.6252 Charlotte25.286412Washington07.000612Central Division WLPctGB Chicago71.875 Indiana52.714112Cleveland43.571212Milwaukee24.3334 Detroit25.286412WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio52.714 Memphis34.4292 Dallas35.375212Houston25.2863 New Orleans25.2863 Northwest Division WLPctGB Denver62.750 Oklahoma City62.750 Portland52.71412Utah43.571112Minnesota25.286312Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers32.600 L.A. Lakers54.556 Phoenix34.4291 Sacramento35.375112Golden State25.2862 ___ Thursdays Games Miami 116, Atlanta 109,3OT San Antonio 93, Dallas 71 Sacramento 103, Milwaukee 100 Portland 107, L.A. Lakers 96 Fridays Games Atlanta 102, Charlotte 96, OT New Jersey 97, Toronto 85 New York 99, Washington 96 Philadelphia 96, Detroit 73 Indiana 87, Boston 74 Oklahoma City 109, Houston 94 Denver 96, New Orleans 88 Cleveland 98, Minnesota 87 Chicago 97, Orlando 83 Utah 94, Memphis 85 L.A. Lakers 97, Golden State 90 Phoenix 102, Portland 77 Saturdays Games Chicago at Atlanta, late Charlotte at Indiana, late Miami at New Jersey, late New York at Detroit, late Oklahoma City at Houston, late Toronto at Philadelphia, late Denver at San Antonio, late New Orleans at Dallas, late Utah at Golden State, late Milwaukee at L.A. Clippers, late Sundays Games Minnesota at Washington, 1 p.m. Orlando at Sacramento, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Portland, 9 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League CLEVELAND INDIANSPromoted Jeff Desjardins to lead assistant athletic trainer. Named Michael Salazar assistant athletic trainer. LOS ANGELES ANGELSAgreed to terms with OF Doug Deeds and INF Jorge Cantu on minor league contracts. National League CINCINNATI REDSAgreed to terms with RHP Sean Gallagher, LHP Jeremy Horst, RHP Chad Reineke, LHP Clayton Tanner, RHP Kanekoa Texeira, C Brian Esposito, C Corky Miller and OF Daryl Jones on minor league contracts. Promoted Mack Jenkins to assistant pitching coach. COLORADO ROCKIESAgreed to terms with C Wilkin Castillo, OF Leonard Davis, RHP Mike Ekstrom and OF Brandon Roberts on minor league contracts. ST. LOUIS CARDINALSNamed Derek Lilliquist pitching coach, Dyer Miller bullpen coach, Brent Strom minor league pitching coordinator, Jamie Pogue bullpen catcher, Dan Kantrovitz director of scouting, Cesar Geronimo Jr. international scouting cross checker and Angel Ovalles Dominican Republic scouting supervisor. Promoted Matt Slater to director of player personnel, Tony Ferreira to baseball operations assistant/player development and Jared Odom to baseball operations assistant/scouting. SAN DIEGO PADRESAcquired RHP Andrew Cashner and OF Kyung-Min Na from the Chicago Cubs for INF Anthony Rizzo and RHP Zach Cates.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined San Diego LB Antwan Barnes $25,000 for unnecessary physical contact with an official and Green Bay LB Erik Walden $15,000 for roughing the passer in Week 17 games. BUFFALO BILLSSigned WR David Clowney, LB Robert Eddins, LB Scott McKillop, DB Prince Miller, DE Jay Ross, G Jake Vermiglio and G Keith Williams. CHICAGO BEARSNamed Mike Tice offensive coordinator. Signed TE Draylen Ross, G Reggie Stephens and CB Donovan Warren. GREEN BAY PACKERSAnnounced the resignation of vice president Jason Wied. OAKLAND RAIDERSAnnounced they have agreed to terms with Reggie McKenzie to become their general manager.HOCKEYNational Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETSRecalled C Ryan Russell from Springfield (AHL FLORIDA PANTHERSReassigned LW Tim Kennedy to San Antonio (AHL NASHVILLE PREDATORSAssigned G Anders Lindback and D Jonathon Blum to Milwaukee (AHL Smith from Milwaukee. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGAcquired D Brendan Mikkelson from Calgary for F Blair Jones. Announced F Brett Connolly returned from Team Canada. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFSAssigned F Matt Frattin and D Korbinian Holzer to Toronto (AHLSOCCERMajor League Soccer COLORADO RAPIDSSigned D Hunter Freeman. COLUMBUS CREWSigned F Olman Vargas to a multiyear contract. NEW YORK RED BULLSLoaned F Thierry Henry to Arsenal FC (English Premier) until the middle of February. TORONTO FCNamed Thomas Rongen director of the soccer academy. VANCOUVER WHITECAPSSigned C Martin Bonjour.COLLEGEARIZONA STATEAnnounced junior QB Brock Osweiler will enter the NFL draft. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid 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. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Okeechobee,7 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Moore Haven,6:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Auburndale, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Kathleen,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Lake Gibson, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m. F RIDAY: Boys Basketball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m. N N F F L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Atlanta at N.Y. Giants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 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C M Y K By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated PressORLANDO At times last season the Chicago Bulls were guilty of leaning on MVPpoint guard Derrick Rose too much to help them pull out wins in close games. If the way they closed out Friday nights 97-83 victory over Orlando is any indication, coach Tom Thibodeaus team is well on the way to fixing that problem. R ose and Luol Deng each s cored 21 points and Chicago held off a fourth-quarter surge by the Magic for its sixth straight victory. Carlos Boozer added 20 points for Chicago, which led by as many as 17 before the lead was trimmed to t hree. The Bulls closed the game on a 17-6 run and hung on despite getting just four points from Rose in the final 12 minutes. Anything to win, Rose said. That was the whole mindset. Just try to get out aggressive. Try to get guys going early. That was the whole game plan. Thibodeau said he liked t he way Rose adjusted when the Magic tried to clamp down on him in the second half. Hes got a quick array of shots and he knows what he h as to do, Thibodeau said. When he needed to score, h e scored. He did a really great job of playmaking. D wight Howard led the Magic with 28 points and 15 rebounds, and Jason Richardson broke out of scoring slump with 17. But Ryan Anderson, who coach Stan Van Gundy said just didnt get in the battle against the Bulls and had been leading the team in scoring, went cold, along with the Magics reserves. Van Gundy said the Magic, who were playing their first playoff opponent from last season since their seasonopening loss at Oklahoma City, arent ready to compete with that caliber of team right now. Quite simply were not at that level. Not close, he said. And thats OK; Im not saying that crying or complaining. Thats just the way it is. Youve got to face reality. Weve got to put in the work to reach that level, because right now were not close to that level of play The Bulls (7-1f to their best start since winning 12 of 13 to open the 1996-97 season. The latest victory began a brutal stretch for Chicago that includes seven games in nine nights. Orlando (5-3 for the first time this season. Rose went through some scoring lulls but kept Chicagos offense on schedule, handing out 10 assists and coming within two rebounds of a triple-double. The Bulls dominated inside and held a 46-37 rebounding edge. They also had 27 assists. The Magic bench, which had been playing well this season, was 3 for 15 from the field. The game featured several momentum shifts in the first three quarters. The Bulls briefly opened a 17-point lead early in the third before three straight Magic 3-pointers pulled them within 62-54. That came after Chicago b uilt a 10-point lead at halftime. The Bulls made their early run even though Rose was h eld scoreless in the second quarter. Kyle Korver picked up the s lack with nine points and Boozer added eight, includi ng a jumper at the halftime horn. They just play hard, Howard said of the Bulls. Everybody did what they have to do. Guys came off the bench. They know what they had to do in the game. They didnt stay outside of their boundaries. ... Weve got to be the same way Rose got off to a strong start with 12 first-quarter points. The Magic jumped out to a 10-2 lead, prompting a quick Bulls timeout. But Chicago respond ed with a spurt of its own that included six straight points by Rose to tie it at 17. Orlando regained its footing, outscoring the Bulls 10-9 the rest of the quarter thanks to six points by Howard, who was 6 for 8 in the period with1 4 points and five rebounds. e have to understand what our roles are on this team. We have to understandw hat type of effort its going to take every night for us to b e a good team, Magic guard Chris Duhon said. And right now we have to decide what type of team we w ant to be. With such a tough schedule on tap, Thibodeau said the Bulls wont put too much stock in Fridays outcome or dwell on whats ahead. I think if you start looking at all the other stuff thats going on, you become distracted and it takes away from your preparation, he said. Youre seeing that theres a lot of great games out there. ... You just have to keep fighting and find a way to win. Thats what its coming down to. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 8, 2012Page 3B COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; january ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 5 5 9 9 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 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 1/8/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 9 9 6 6 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 1/8/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 9 9 7 7 Late spurt lifts Rose and Bulls over Magic MCTphoto Derrick Rose was two rebounds shy of a triple-double in the Bulls win over the Magic Friday. moving our feet. When Sebring went box on Brekayla, I reminded the girls that they needed to step up their game-youre part of the team too. There were no complaints from the Blue Streak side as head coach Mike Lee commended Avon Park on a game well played. e played a tough game against Kathleen last night and were playing without two starters at one point and we still played hard tonight. When they came back in, they were a little too excit-e d. We had some ball handling trouble, but I couldnt be prouder. I could be happier, but I couldnt be prouder Sebring was led by April Wallace and Jamiese Wiley, who each contributed 8 points, as did Toryana Jones for Avon Park. Continued from 1B I could be happier, but I couldnt be prouder. MIKELEE Sebringhead coach AP seals it at the line with Sebring getting back in the win column at 154 with the 195 total of Michelle Volney. Blue Streak Alexis Wilson had the high mark of the day, totaling 255 with a bench of 135 and jekr of 120 to win the 169 class. Roenicka Freeman then continued the Sebring sweep of the higher classes, winning at 183 with lifts totaling 230 pounds. Michaela Malisham won at 199 with lifts of 205 and Angela Dennard went 135 and 105 to total 240 and win unlimited for the Streaks. The three teams will be in competition again Friday, Jan. 13, at LaBelle for the Sub-Sectional Qualifying meet at 5 p.m., where they will be joined by the host Cowgirls, along with DeSoto and Hardee. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lady Devil Miriam Olupitan presses up 105 pounds on her way to winning the 110-w eight class at Thursdays Highlands County meet. Lift qualifier at LaBelle minimum. As the Winter Haven defense grew tired, they allowed an own-goal to increase Sebrings lead back to two, seeing 3-1 as the first half of the game ended. As play resumed, Winter Haven came out a little fresher and attempted a shot that would be one of many blocked by starting Sebring goalie Ethan Smith. With the help of defenders such as the powerful leg of Donavon White, Blue Devil pressure was averted once again. Joseph would score yet again for the Blue Streaks with ten minutes left of play, blasting a shot from 30 yards out with his third and final goal of the night. Filemon Chavez assisted the goal of Josh Bowyer to top Sebrings lead at 5-1. Sebring was in action at Avon Park for a Saturday matinee before hosting Tenoroc Tuesday at Firemens Field. Continued from 1B Streaks whip up Winter Haven By BRENTKALLESTAD Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Jimbo Fisher heads into his third season at Florida State with the nucleus intact from a team expected to do big things this season, but didt. With nearly all of his top playmakers and defenders back along with one of the nations most reliable placekickers, it could be now or never for the Seminoles in 2012. Fisher is 19-8 in two years since taking over for Bobby Bowden, who put the school on the football map with a pair of national championships in the 1990s. The Seminoles (9-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) slipped slightly in 2011 by failing to get back to the ACC title game a second straight season. An 18-14 victory over Notre Dame in the Champs Bowl ended the season on a better note. e didnt achieve the wins of which I think we were capable of, Fisher said Friday. We learned a lot about our guys and handling adversity Fisher earned a pair of extensions that has him making $2.7 million annually through the 2016 season. University President Eric Barron said after hes proud of the way Fisher has conducted the program and speculated that maybe the team was ranked a bit too high at the beginning of the 2011 season. 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C M Y K Associated PressALBANY, N.Y. Siena is making an interesting offer to its college basketball fans: Come see the Saints play on Sunday and watch the New York Giants, too. Sundays NFLplayoff game between the Giants and the Atlanta Falcons will be shown live on the scoreboard at Sienas home game against Niagara on Sunday. Both games start at 1 p.m, and Siena officials say they want to keep fans from having to choose one game or the other. The Giants-Falcons game will be streamed until its conclusion. The Giants have a large fan base in New Yorks Capital region, especially since the team has held training camp in Albany for 15 of the past 16 seasons. could play with New England, Giants guard Chris Snee remembered Friday New York pulled off an epic upset, knocking offTom Brady and the seemingly unbeatable Patriots 171 4. Obviously there was some stuff that year that we used in the Super Bowl that we had seen we could take advantage of in the first game, said another Giants player, defensive lineman Dave Tollefson. N ow, the Tigers face the same predicament as Florida State and New England. Theyve already put together a winning game plan against the secondranked Crimson Tide (11-1), pulling out a 9-6 overtime victory in Tuscaloosa on Nov. 5. Now, the onus is on the Tigers to counter all the new wrinkles theyll surely see in the rematch, changes that will undoubtedly be embraced by a Crimson Tide team still stinging from its only defeat. It may give us a little e dge in our minds of whats g ot to happen, what weve got to do, Alabama linebacker Nico Johnson said. On the other side, LSU coach Les Miles and his staff must deal with an inevitable human trait: Its tougher to g et players to recognize their mistakes and be willing to go along with any necessary tweaks when theyre coming off a win. The losing coach has no such issues. B owden remembers Florida coach Steve Spurrier changing up his offensive plan after the Seminoles pounded Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel in their initial meeting. They made a big adjustment, Bowden said. They went to the shotgun. Alabamas changes arent likely to be that dramatic, but theres little doubt that losing to LSU a couple of months a go provided the Tide with a needed wake-up call. Coach Nick Sabans team went into that game ranked No. 1, boasting a bruising runner in Trent Richardson and a defense that was being called one of the greatest in college football history. The Tide certainly didnt look at LSU as a pushover heck, the Tigers had already beaten the teams that would go on to win the Rose Bowl (Oregon Bowl (West Virginia) but Alabama didnt react well when faced with an opponent that was willing to go toe-to-toe in perhaps the most bruising game of the year. Throw in an abysmal performance by the special teams (the Tide missed four field goal attempts) and a trick play gone awry (an end-around pass was picked off at the goal line), and it was the Tigers celebrating at the end. e learned a lot from that game, Alabama nose guard Josh Chapman said. That game kind of made our season. We didnt finish in that game. We didt capitalize. Those guys capitalized on our mistakes. They finished stronger than we did. We learned a lot from that. The coaches showed us: When were doing things right, its hard to beat us. If anything, LSU may be looking to pick up a motivational edge from a common theme coming from the Alabama side, most bluntly expressed by receiver Marquis Maze: They didnt beat us. We beat ourselves. Rest assured, the Tigers are listening to every word. When people get in front of the cameras, theyre going to say what they want to sayM athieu scoffed. When you step between those lines, no one can hear you but the team youre p laying against. Were going to let our play do the talking and hopefully come out with the W Asked if Mazes comments would spur on the Tigers, Mathieu glared back, Definitely In the end, the rematch may be decided by which team has the best case of amnesia. While tendencies and play-calling can be charted on film, both teams must recognize this isnt early November. There will be different situations, different moments of adversity. The team that copes best will likely be hoisting the championship trophy Monday night at the Superdome. Learn from the mistakes that you make the last time and know there are going to be adjustments made the second time around, the GiantsSnee advised. They (Alabama going to sit there and get beat by the same thing they got beat by before in this game. There will be adjustments and then obviously if something works for them defensively, they are going to come back to it. If anything, LSU lineman T-Bob Hebert expects both teams to much looser than they were the first time even though much more is on the line in the BCS championship game. s weird how that works out, he said. The two weeks leading up to the last one felt more tense than this one does. We have played before. We feel comfortable, and not only that, but not being in school, being able to relax a little more, and get off our feet. I expect to see more scoring, he added. Its mathematics. How many games have no touchdowns scored? If you play the odds, its going to be higher scoring than 9-6. I dont think itll be crazy, but itll be more than 9-6. Somebody is going to get into the end zone. AP College Football Writer Ralph Russo and AP Sports Writer Ton Canavan contributed to this report. Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 Page 4BNews-SunSunday, January 8, 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 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 B ORDER TOWN CANTINA; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 1/8,11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 9 9 8 8 with a shot, at one-over. Albrecht, while parring the back nine with a 36, saww a front-nine 40 virtually knock her out of contention for a repeat. Roig, meanwhile, finished with a 38 to put her three-over and needing a big turnaround to get back in the hunt. Which is why, perhaps, that with as much of a challenge the greens have been, she was looking for more. Ive got some work to do, Roig said. I hope the pin placements are really tough. T hat of course, coming from t he veteran competitor who is in her freshman year at UCLA. Hull, flush with the fresh, young mindset, had a different approach as far as planning for the final round. I dont see it so much as what I need to do, she said of h er grip-it and rip-it style. I just want to come out, play some golf and have fun. As for the younger of the Jutanugarn sisters, Ariya, a winh ere would be special. It would mean a lot because it would be her first win in a major tournament, older sister Mariya translated. As for the sisters going head-to-head, while the stakes might be higher, it is nothing new. eve played against ea ch other a lot, Mariya said as Ariya nodded with a wry smile. As for who might have the edge in those meetings, there didnt seem much hint of a sibl ing rivalry. It has been about fifty-fifty as far as who wins, Mariya said. So well just have to play and see. With a rarely seen nice d ay forecast for the Harder Hals final round, with such young, up-and-coming talent battling it out, it, ironically, could well be one for the ages. Continued from 1B Harder set up for young, international finale News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE Left above: Mariya Jutanugarn found herself three shots behind her younger sister Ariya heading into Saturdays final round of the 57th Harder Hall. Left below: Regina P lasencia of Mexico blasts out of the sand at the 10th hole F riday in the third round of the Harder Hall Womens Invitational. Continued from 1B BCS rematch likely to see changes Siena trying to avoid a 'Giants' problem Sunday


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 8, 2012Page 5B JEWELRY BOX; 5.542"; 5"; Black; january ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 5 5 7 7 24/7; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 1/8/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 9 9 4 4 GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE SENIORSCENE Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Eleven Avon Park L ibrary Bookstore volunteers recently attended a Celebration of Life memorial service for Geraldine Geri Caseley, 89, at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Avon Park. A tiny, but indefatigable, ex-New Yorker, Caseley volunteered in the F riendsUsed Bookstore two days per week for about 25 years. Besides loving the bookstore, Caseley loved sail-i ng, dressing up in costumes for holidays and wearing hats. As she aged, C aseley started calling herself The Incredible Shrinking Woman. Caseley loved life and had many f riends. She will be missed. The Avon Park Library Used Bookstore is in the far right side of the l ibrary and has its own entrance. A cadre of loyal volunteers staff the b ookstore Tuesdays through Saturdays. The store accepts donations of books and magazines in good condition for resale. Monies made from sales are ear-marked for use to benefit thel ibrary. In 2006, the Friends of the library donated $25,000 for the L ibrarys Childrens Section, now a pleasant, well-lighted area with new computers, books, videos, furniturea nd carpet. The bookstore has been fortunate in h aving years of dedicated service by its leaders: Dorothy Slocum, Lucy Derkman, Anne Hartsfield and C harlene Hogan. The books, magazines, videos, CDs and DVDs for sale are in good condition and have low p rices, from $2 down. Snowbirds, visit the Avon Park P ublic Library. Sit in a cushioned chair in the central reading area and have a cup of coffee as you read the mornings newspapers. Be sure to notice all of the reading rooms live green plants pro-v ided by the Avon Park Founders Garden Club. Use one of the compute rs, or use the librarys WiFi to access your own laptop. If you need help, ask Linda Carter, the friendly and capablel ibrary assistant. Then mosey on over to the Used B ookstore. If youd like to join the Friends of the Avon Park Library, complete the form and leave it with a volu nteer. For more information, call Charlene Hogan, president, at 4538289. Volunteers celebrate Caseleys life Special to the News-SunFORTMYERS P romising outdoor traveling adventure and family fun, t he Fort Myers Recreation Vehicle Show motors into the new year at the Lee Civic Center this Jan. 19-22, Nelda Iacono, president ofF lorida RVTrade Association-Region One, announced. This years extravaganza promises to continue provid-i ng patrons the opportunity to see the latest and best camping products available to local RVers and lovers of the great outdoors, Iacono says. Attendees can view hundreds of recreation vehicles of all different types, sizes and prices. It also features 100 outdoor and camping supply vendors. For many years, the Fort Myers RVShow has been the top RVshow in Florida simply because of the high quality products, outstanding displays and cost-saving prices, Iacono explains. Im proud to say this emphasis on quality has enabled the show to grow into the largest dealer showi n Florida and one of the largest RVshows in the S outheast. The 27th Annual Fort Myers RVShow features dealers from throughout Florida displaying a wides election of new recreation vehicles of all styles, brands and price ranges, including folding campers, gas and diesel motorhomes, travelt railers, toy haulers, 5th wheels, park models and van campers. Besides RVproducts, the show offers attendees the chance to browse 100 outdoor and camping vendors displaying equipment and accessories to help outfit RVers or provide information on camping throughout the nation. Items include new braking systems, RV insurance, specialized camping equipment and high-tech engine enhancers for fuel efficiency. Recent research conducted by Dr. Richard Curtin, RVIndustry analyst and director of consumer surveys at the University ofM ichigan, reveals 8.5 percent of U.S. households now o wn RVs, up from 8.0 percent in 2005. RVownership rates have surged among adults 35-54 and 55 and over, according to Curtin. Int he 35-54 demographic, RV ownership rose from 9.0 percent in 2005 to 11.2 percent today. Among those 55 and older, ownership ratesg rew from 8.6 percent to 9.4 percent. Ownership rates among young people aged 34 years and under fell slightly from 5.0 percent to 4.7 percent. And, with the economy stretching consumersbudgets, RVtravel remains an affordable option. A2008 PKF Vacation Cost comparison study showed that a family of four can save 2761 percent on vacation costs by traveling in an RV, even after factoring in ownership costs and fuel. With higher fuel prices, more than 80 percent of RVowners say their RVvacations cost less than other forms of vacation. Curtin says the RVgrowth i n younger families seems to be due to the affordability of R Ving, a return to simpler pleasures and a desire to get kids outdoors and away from electronic gadgets. To combat rising fuel p rice, RVmanufacturers have improved fuel economy through the use of plastic composite materials that has reduced the weight of RVsb y as much as 25 percent. The lure of RVing is bearing fruit as the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), recently reported that year-to-date total shipments rose to 219,100 units through October this year, up 4% from this same 10month-period last year. For the vast majority of RVbuyers, the interest on their purchase is deductible at tax time because it qualifies as a second home, Nelda continues. Now is the time to buy since RV prices have never been lower and the RVlifestyle is surprisingly affordable. RV Show motors into Lee Civic Center Jan. 19-22 News-Sun staffSEBRING Each year the r esidents of the Tanglewood community come together to raise thousands of dollars for cancer research. Last year, the community raised moret han $68,000. That makes a total of $315,000 that the Tanglewood residents have raised through the years for cancer research. T o reach and hopefully beat that goal, several events h ave been planned throughout the next few months. These events are open toT anglewood residents only Cancer Bingo will be p layed at 6:15 p.m. Monday. AShuffleboard Tournament is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10. ACollectible Coin Sale is s et from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 in the clubh ouse. Please sign up by Monday to have coins evaluated. See the Cancer Book int he credenza by the front office. Aspecial showing of The Diary of Anne Frank at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15w ill benefit the Tanglewood project. Tickets for the Highlands Little Theatre perf ormance are $20; make checks payable to the A merican Cancer Society. Tickets are on sale from 8-10 a.m. Mondays and from 3-4 p.m. Thursdays. ATennis Tournament is s et for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24. AGold Sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 in the clubhouse. To book an appointment, sign up by Jan. 23; seet he Cancer Book in the credenza by the front office. AWalk in the Park is set from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. The cost is $5 to walk and $5 for lunch; make checks payable to theA merican Cancer Society. Register from 8-10 a.m. Mondays and 3-4 p.m. Thursdays, starting Jan. 9. Lunch on Jan. 28 will be pro-v ided by Edward Jones/Alan J. Holmes. Ride for the Cure takes place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Cost is $10 to ride and $5 for lunch; checks payable to the American Cancer Society. Register from 8-10 a.m. Mondays and 3-4 p.m. Thursdays, starting Jan. 9. Lunch provided byE dward Jones/Alan J. Holmes. Golf Fore ACure begins a t 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at Sun N Lake Golf Course. Cost is $50; make checks p ayable to TGA. Register from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturdays a nd 2-3:30 p.m. Mondays in t he Mirror Room. This event is sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive and Edward J ones/Alan J. Holmes. Petanque Tournament is at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. ALasagna Dinner will be s erved at 4 and 6 p.m. T uesday, Feb. 7. Tickets are $10, and are on sale from 81 0 a.m. Mondays and 3-4 p .m. Thursdays, starting Jan. 9. The dinner is sponsored by Heartland National Bank. There will be a Bill Jarrett Ford Drive for the Cure from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. Lunch isa vailable from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register from 8-10 a.m. Mondays and 3-4 p.m.T hursdays, starting Jan. 9. There is no charge to drive. Cancer Bingo will be p layed at 6:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13. Luminary Speaker and Display will be at 7 p.m. T hursday, Feb. 1 6 Luminaries are $5 each or three for $10; checksp ayable to American Cancer Society. The luminaries, which usually number between 1,200-1,300, will goo n sale from 8-10 a.m. Mondays and 3-4 p.m. Thursdays, starting Jan. 9. The guest speaker will beC indi Crisci, with the American Cancer Society. Crisci is a cancer survivor and volunteer patient outreach with American Cancer Society. The final event scheduled is the Cancer Benefit from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. There will be lunch,r affles, 50/50 draws, and m usic by cancer survivor Bob Weed. This event is sponsored by Hometown America, Heartland National Bank and Drs. Thakkar & Patel. Tanglewood sets schedule for cancer fundraiser events Courtesy photo E leven Avon Park Library Bookstore volunteers recently gathered to remember Geraldine Geri Caseley.


C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, January 8, 2012www.newssun.com LAMPE & KEIFFER; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, senior scene; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 7 7 0 0 1 1 SENIORSCENE At a recent family reunion at my sons house while sittinga round under the benign glances of Gandhi and Einstein we were reminiscinga bout old times and this is a summary of some of what my son said in defense of his eclectic col-l ections. Blame it on my mom. Its all her fault. When Iw as only two weeks old she took me to Montauk Point where we campedo ut in the car with me on the back ledge. She e xposed me to bugs and dirt and sand and the Montauk waves. Shep icked up rocks and put them in my carriage. W hen there wasnt a suitable dish at the beach she dumped my baby food into a shell. We picked up stray cats a nd dogs and even a duck once. So she never scolde d when I brought home mice or a snake or a box turtle in a box. S he was not above stopping to pick up what l ooked like an antique from someones garbage. As it turned out she had a g ood eye and it was an antique hand-carved oak table. (Why did they ever throw it out? I still have it in my living room.) M y parents like Early American Furniture and from our camping trips to Pennsylvania we always came home with well-d esigned, hand-made stuff. Sometimes it was o ld. Wedidnt know enough then to call it antique, and she would mix it right inw ith the new stuff. When my father died suddenly she assuredu s everything was all right; that everything would be the same and then proceeded to change every-t hing, it seemed to my brother and me. All the old couple friends seemedt o come less often and a new group of people came into our lives calledP arents Without Partners. At first they were all w omen and when I listened to some of the conversation about visitationa nd payments or the lack thereof I had the weird t hought that I was glad my father was dead and not divorced with some other family. After awhile she began t o go to dinner with a man. He took us to one of the o ldest restaurants on Long Island. Theodore Roosevelt used to dinet here and donated one of his trophies to them. There i t was, over the back of the bar, a 10-foot wide spread of antlers on the b iggest buck head Id ever seen. The bartender saw me ogling it and said very seriously, Want to see thew hole body of the buck? Go round to the next room and see the rest of him. At 12 years of age I was gullible and went aroundt he corner through the hall into the next room. There w as nothing there, of course, except some couches and chairs. The trauma of it all hit me. My mother on a date, a miss-i ng moose body, the humiliation of being fooled and thats what caused me to buy at auction the moose head witht he 12foot spread of antlers (two feet bigger than the one that tricked me) that sits on my wall in back of the woodenI ndian. Eventually to make matters worse she met ag uy who collected clocks and things, and he helped me select an antiqueb rooch for my mother for Mothers Day. He said I h ad a good eye for things and on the way home he stopped when I spotted ab roken down go-cart. He let me pick it up and put it i nto the trunk of his car. (I think he thought that this would help him courting my mom.) She married him and t hen started collecting things for real. So much s o that she had to open a little antique shop for the overflow. S o is it so strange that I bought 12 wax figures, o ne of them surprisingly of Theodore Roosevelt; circus memorabilia; 12f oot laughing Lena; bumper cars from Coney Island; an original advertising sign of Aunt Jemima? Its all my moth-e rs fault. She raised me that way. Blame it on Mom! Blame it on my mom Pearls Pearls Pearl Carter Pearl Carter is writer, poet and a Lake Placid resident. E-mail her at timely87@comcast.net. First of all let me make it clear that I am not deriding the man-u facturer and resort towners of today but just trying, in my way, to let you know how things outdoors wereb ack in my preand teenage years (19301940). What started all this reminiscing was thea rrival by mail of the current catalog from the Fly Shop, a prestigious firm in California. Leafing through the pages took me back about 80 years so you can understand the cause of thed ifferences noted in my article. As we start, my income at t his time was from what lawn cutting and odd jobs in the summer and from snow shov-e ling in the winter. I used to get from a dime to a quarter ( depending on the size of the lawn and the mood of my hirer). I used an old reel type push mower (my dads) and a good measure of muscle on thew ork. When bass season opened in t he spring, the work was often swept aside in order that I might get to Sycamore Creeka nd the Little Miami River with my rod and reel to try for t he blue gills in the creek and small mouth bass in the Miami. The river at that time was oneo f the finest small mouth streams in the country, not crudded up like it is at the p resent time. My fishing day would start w ith hitchhiking from my home in Norwood, Ohio to where Camargo Road crosses Sycamore Creek, about 10 miles, extending my telescop-i ng rod ($1.50 attached my fly reel (79 cents level flyline (75c ents) through the guides and attaching my leader (79 cents and then tying one of my four flies that Ic arried in my hat and had received from various manufacturers for free after returning the coupon f ound in a sporting magazine of the time. I remember that Weber Company sent me a genuine Mayfly Reel upon return of a coupon from the magazine. Postage for the let-t er was 2 cents. Now I was ready to start f ishing. I went into the water with my tennis shoes on my feet (79 centsL evis another 79 cents and a shirt that I wont know how m uch it cost because we bought it at an Army Surplus Store that sold second hand stuff real cheap. Stripping the line off the reel I started fishing as I waded down the creek, Sycamore C reek at this time was loaded with Sunfish and Bluegill. They must have been hungryb ecause I always took more fish than I wanted. I handed t hem very carefully while removing the hook and returned them to the water. T he creek ran about a mile in a winding fashion, then emptied into the Miami River j ust above a fast water rapids in a 90 degree curve just below t he bridge at the gravel pits (another one of my fishing spots for largemouths). I continued down river past the dredging operation (theg ravel company at the time was running a dredge scoop from a shoreside tower out into the river and scrounging ups and and gravel for sale to a local contractor). This was a good factor for fishing because in scooping up the material also stirred up all the food thatw as created by the underwater life and sent it downriver with the current. Fishing downstream of the dredges in the nooks and crannies formed bys light changes in the course of the river produced many a meal of fine tasting catfish and an occasional smallmouth. My day ended when I approached the next bridgeo ver the river since this was the only place near the road for m iles and since I had to thumb it home, the fishing ended here. T he catalog described many trips into many foreign count ries and many resorts in the U.S., but I dont think anyone of them would have given me the pleasure that my little jaunt town, Sycamore Creek and theM iami River gave me those days. T he entire cost of my day on the stream was zero. I realize that things have changed. In ow pay $12 to have my lawn mowed, less in size than the o nes I used to mow for a dime. The cheapest reel in the catalog was $34. That was moret han I paid for my whole outfit, clothes, rod reel, line and all. I guess that is progress t hough so let it be. I tell you though its been kind of rough l iving on a 2011 budget with a 1971 income. Woody Jackson is a Sebring resid ent who enjoys writing stories of days gone by. We have come a long way baby! Woodys Wisdom Woody Jackson The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 8, 2012Page 7B DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; january ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 6 6 0 0 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 Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 There was a time, in the mid 1980s, that red cockaded woodpeckers were abun-d ant in the pine forests of the southeastern United States. John Audubon reported seeing them in large numbers in his travels. They could bef ound from Florida to New Jersey, as far west as Texas to Oklahoma and inland to Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee. Today, it is esti-m ated that there are only about 10,000 of these rare birds left. They now range from Florida to Virginia and west to southeast Oklahoma and eastern Texas, represent-i ng about one percent of the woodpeckers original range. R ed-cockaded woodpeckers are about the size of a cardinal. They are usuallya bout seven inches long with a wing span of about 15 inche s. Black and white horizontal stripes decorate the birds back. The most distinguishing markings on the bird area black cap and nape that e ncircle large white cheek patches. T hey make their homes in mature pine forests. Their favorite is the long leaf pinet rees that average 80 to 120 years old and loblolly pines a veraging 70 to 100 years old. Other species of woodpeckers bore out cavities ind ead trees where the wood is rotten and soft. The red-cockaded woodpecker is the only s pecies that bores cavities in living pine trees. U nfortunately, these habits contribute to the beautiful birds downfall. From the late 1800s to the mid 1900s, the red-cockaded woodpeckerr apidly declined as mature pine forest habitats were altered. In 1970, the species was listed as endangered. The older pines that these woodpeckers favor are susc eptible to a fungus called red heart disease. This tree disorder attacks the center of the trunk, causing the inner wood to become soft. Red heart does not kill the treea nd the diseased pines actually attract red cockaded woodp eckers. Pines generally have a few outer inches of soft, sapwood and the majority oft he inner portion of the older longleafs is very dense wood c alled heartwood. The redcockaded woodpeckers seek out the trees that are suffering from the disease because the inside of the tree is softa nd it is easier for them to construct a cavity to live in. T his is no quick and easy process however. The disease only attacks older trees ando nce the mature tree is found by the bird, it takes it anyw here from one to three years to construct a cavity. Red cockaded woodpecke rs are a non-migratory, territorial species. They generally keep the same mate for seve ral years. The female will generally lay from three to f our eggs. The young will remain in the nest for about a month. Once they become fledglings, many will remain with their parents and helpo ut with future incubations and raising the young. Each group of woodpeckers has only one breeding pair within it. Each group needs about 200 acres of old pine forest t o support its foraging and nesting habitat needs. The red cockaded woodpeckers eatb eetles, ants, roaches, caterpillars, wood-boring insects and spiders. Their main pred-a tor is the rat snake, who can climb up trees and devour the eggs and nestlings. They doh ave a defense though. They chip small holes in the bark of the cavity tree, above and below the cavity. From theseh oles, resin will ooze down the trunk. When the snake comes in contact with thes ap, it sticks to its scales and i nhibits the movement, prev enting the serpent from climbing any higher. These w oodpeckers spend a lot of t ime and energy every day m aintaining these resin wells. If the tree dies, the woodpeckers will move on toa nother one. These magnificent birds play a vital role in southernp ine forests. Many other creatures use their nest cavities. Larger types of woodpeckers will also utilize the c avities and enlarge them allowing other types of w ildlife, such as screech owls, wood ducks and raccoons to move in. T he red cockaded woodp ecker once shared its pine forest home with the ivorybilled woodpecker, the largest North American woodpecker. Unfortunately, the ivory-billed woodpeckeri s now considered extinct. Let us hope that the red cockaded woodpecker will not share the same fate. Corine Burgess is and E nvironmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the NewsSun. Red cockaded woodpecker has unusual preference for old trees N ews From T he Watershed Corine Burgess CHALKTALK S pecial to the News-SunSouth Florida Community College is offering several driver improvement and accident prevention programs.12-Hour Advanced Basic Driver Improvement CourseSouth Florida Community Colleges Community Education Department is offer-i ng a 12-hour Advanced Driver Improvement Course for drivers who have a suspended license or who have too many points on their license. The course will be held TuesdayT hursday, Jan. 24-26, 5:30-9:30 p.m., at the SFCC Hardee Campus, 2968 U.S. 17 N., Bowling Green. T he fee is $134. Alcohol Drug Accident Prevention TrainingS outh Florida Community Colleges Community Education Department is offering a series of Alcohol Drug AccidentP revention Training (ADAPT first-time drivers license applicants. T he four-hour courses will be held 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, at the SFCC DeSoto Campus, 2252 N.E. Turner Ave., Arcadia; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, at the SFCC HighlandsC ampus, 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park; and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, a t the SFCC Hardee Campus, 2968 U.S. 17 N., Bowling Green. The fee is $35 and may be paid by cash, check, or credit card. Safe Driving Accident Prevention Program South Florida Community Colleges Community Education Department is offer-i ng a series of Safe Driving Accident Prevention Program (SPAPP) courses for drivers who have received a traffic citation, were court ordered to attend, or were involved in a traffic accident and issued at icket. The four-hour courses will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18, 5:30-9:30 p.m., at theS FCC DeSoto Campus, 2252 N.E. Turner Ave., Arcadia; Saturday, Jan. 21, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., at the SFCC Highlands Campus,6 00 W. College Drive, Avon Park; and Saturday, Jan. 28, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at t he SFCC Hardee Campus, 2968 U.S. 17 N. Bowling Green. The fee is $40 and may be paid by cash, c heck, or credit card. Pre-registration is required for all course s. Participants may register in Building B on the Highlands Campus or at any SFCC campus or center. For more information, contact the Community Education Department at 453-6 661, 465-5300, 494-7500, 773-2252, or 382-6900, ext. 7388. Driving classes at SFCC S pecial to the News-SunS outh Florida Community College offers Parent, Children, and DivorceC lasses for the Spring 2012 Term. SFCC is the provider of P arent, Children and Divorce (PCD Highlands, Hardee andD eSoto counties. This course fulfills the requirement of the administrative order for the Parent Education and Family S tabilization Course as required in the 10th Judicial C ircuit: Section 61.21, Florida Statutes. It is required that both parents c omplete this course; however, they cannot attend the same class unless both parents sign a written agreement. The class will be offered S aturday, Jan. 14, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., on the SFCC H ighlands Campus, Avon Park; Saturday, Feb. 11, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on the SFCC Highlands Campus, A von Park; Saturday, Mar ch 3 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on the SFCC Highlands Campus, Avon Park; andS aturday, April 14, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on the SFCC Hardee Campus,B owling Green. The registration fee is $43. Pre-registration isr equired 48 hours prior to the class. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or center. For more i nformation, call 863-784SFCC offers Parent, Children and Divorce Classes


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, January 8, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For information contact (239 0390. Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice 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 c hoir 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 changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing 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 Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. W eekday 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: 3850 358 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, S ebring, 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 Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck routeAvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Dr. Jimmy De Y oung will be the guest speaker for the January Bible Conference at Maranatha Baptist Church today through Wednesday.Meetings will bea t 6 p.m. each evening and Sunday morning at 9 and 10:15 a.m. Dr.De Young, best known for his regular appearances onD ay of Discovery, has resided in Jerusalem as a journalist much of the past 18 years. Heh as met with many Middle East leaders, interviewing them concerning current events. I n addition to an active conference ministry, he is heard d aily and/or weekly on several radio networks.He holds doctorates from Tennessee TempleU niversity and Louisiana Baptist University and is a uthor of the best selling book Sound the Trumpets. His wife, J udy, will accompany him. The Maranatha congregation extends a cordial welcomet o friends from the community to share in these meetings.The c hurch is in Maranatha Village off Arbuckle Creek Road, two miles east of SR-17N inS ebring.For more information, call 382-4301 or 4711 414. De Young to speak at Maranatha Bible Conference this week S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING The first concert in the Maranatha Baptist Church Winter Concert series will be onF riday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. and will feature the husband and wife duo of John and Mary Giger. The Gigers serve and e ncourage their audiences with powerful and skillful singing. They have sung more than 4,000 concerts in churches, universities, cru-s ades, and conventions throughout the United States, Canada, and GreatB ritain. The Gigers are accompanied by Colleen Adent,p ianist, who is a published arranger and composer and c urrently maintains a private studio in Vancouver, Wash. where she lives withh er husband and three children. She has recently r eleased her first solo CD. Future concerts will feat ure the brass ensemble, Artisans in Brass, on Friday, Feb. 24 and theD itchfield Family Singers on Friday, March 23. T he church is in Maranatha Village off Arbuckle Road, two milese asts of SR-17N in Sebring. For more information, call 3 82-4301 or 382-8594. Gigers in concert at Maranatha Jan. 13 J ohn and Mary Giger Jimmy DeYoung The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun w ww.facebook.com/newssun CR OSSWORDSO LUTION


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 8, 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-mailr edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com The church is at 839 Howes Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Rev. Gary Kindle, pastor.Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes: 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALCAmerican Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year roundfice phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 9 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 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 o n left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org 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, 8a .m.; traditional service, 10:30 a.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), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.; Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m. in the educational building. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high school and nursery and childrens ministry;7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday chimes, 2:30 p.m.; grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.; grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m. Bible Counseling available by appointment, 6990132. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have 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 space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863 Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon 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 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Gary Lewis and the Playboys will play at the South FloridaC ommunity College Theater for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. The show is brought to the areaby the Avon ParkB reakfast Rotary Club and is sponsored by Budget Bi Rite Insurance of Avon Park and Nurse On Call of Sebring. Tickets are available at H eartland Banks, Highland Independent Banks, W auchula State Banks, Avon Park Chamber of Commerce and Reflectionsa t Silver Lake. Cost is $30. Gary brings with him an e nergetic show featuring some of the classic hits such as This Diamond Ring, Count Me In and Save Your Heart For Me. Gary has eight gold single records as well as 17 top 40 hits and 4 gold albums. He was Cash Box Magazines Male Vocalist of the Year. Call 453-5756. Gary Lewis and Playboys in concert Feb. 17 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunLAKELAND Polk Museum of Arts curator of Art, Adam Justice, will lead a tour of the exhibition of HuntS lonem paintings, An Expressive Nature, from 12:15-1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20. The tour is free with regular Museum admission. An Expressive Nature will be on exhibition at the Museum through March 24. For more information on the tour, please call (863 5423, or visitw ww.PolkMuseumofArt.org/e vents. T he museum is one of the Top 10 art museums in the state of Florida, an Affiliate oft he Smithsonian Institution and the only art museum a ccredited by the American Association of Museums serving the 561,000 residents of Polk County. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays t hrough Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays; and closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is free for Museum members. Generala dmission is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors (62 and older Children and students with student IDs are admitted for free. Special exhibition fees maya pply. Admission is free to all from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday mornings. P oint-and-shoot photography workshopL AKELAND Learn to take better-looking photos and get the most out of your point-a nd-shoot digital camera at a beginner-level workshop from 1 0 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Polk Museum of Art. The class will be taught by Gregory Mills, a professional photographer and the Museum's e xhibits and technology manager. C lass participants will learn p rinciples of composition, how to pose a subject and how toa void common mistakes. The class also will cover how basic photo editing. Students are e ncouraged to bring examples of their photos that did not turn out well so the class can disc uss how to correct those mistakes. Students should bring their cameras and, optionally, a l aptop for the photo-editing d iscussion. Class is limited to 15 stud ents. The cost is $35 for memb ers and $50 for non-members, and pre-registration is required.R egistration is available o nline. Students should bring their own lunch. F or more information or to a sk the instructor questions, please visit GregoryMills.com. PMoA curator to lead tour of Hunt Slonem exhibition Courtesy photo Gary Lewis and the Playboys are coming to South Florida C ommunity College Theater for the Performing Arts on F eb. 17.


C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunSunday, January 8, 2012www.newssun.com church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 8 HEARTLAND HARMONIZERS; 5.542"; 7"; Black; 1/8,22; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 8 8 9 9 S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK During the first performance of South Florida CommunityC olleges Kaleidoscope Series, folk artist Chris Kahl presents his Musical Journey Through Florida, a program for music and histo-r y buffs alike, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 in the SFCC University CenterA uditorium. Kahl brings his Floridiana style of music to the stagew ith a blend of acoustic folk and Florida themes. Anative o f the Space Coast of Florida, Kahl grew up just miles from the NASAlaunchpads. Hes tarted performing steadily around Central Florida duri ng the late 1990s and released his self-titled debut to rave reviews in the press. After graduating from Rollins College, he continuedh is musical journey in London for the next few y ears where he gigged constantly in clubs and busked nightly in the subways of theL ondon Underground. He was met by enthusiastic audiences while touring the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Germany, and performed live numerous times onB ritish TVand radio, including the BBC. After returning to Florida, Kahl released the album Orange Blossom Memoriesi n 2006. In this nostalgic ode to his home state, he includes not only songs about theF lorida good life but of the states history as well. His song Floridiana H otel was honored as one of the Top 10 New Florida S ongs of 2006. He followed that up in 2007 with his songs Native Land and the Ballad of Harry Morgan, both placing in the top 10. H is newest Florida-themed album, Sunshine Kid, was released in March 2009. This album contains Out on Cedar Key, which was aw inner of the Will McLean Florida Songwriting Contest. K ahl also works as an Artist in Residence with Brevard County Schools tot each Florida history and songwriting to elementary school students, along with t he Florida State Touring Roster, and the Scholars in Schools program. The SFCC Kaleidoscope Series Season sponsors areS ebring Pain Management and Rehabilitation Center I nc., and Dr. and Mrs. Richard Campbell. The performance sponsor is WellsM otor Company. Ticket prices are $12 and $15 and may be purchased o nline 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCCB ox Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office f rom 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in the front of the SFCC Theatre for theP erforming Arts, 600 W. College Drive. Kahl presents Musical Journey Through Florida ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo Chris Kahl will be in concert at SFCCon Jan. 20. S pecial to the News-SunL AKE PLACID From Jan. 12 through Jan. 29, a selection of the Celebration of the Lake Wales Ridge Art Exhibit, on loan from SouthF lorida Community Colleges Museum of Florida Arts and Culture,w ill be on display in the Event Lobby at the Frances Archbold Hufty LearningC enter, Archbold Biological Station. T his multi-media exhibit celebrating the one-of-akind Ancient Islands oft he Lake Wales Ridge, includes sculptures by D avid Price, photographs by Carlton Ward and John Moran, and wood cuts by Mollie Doctrow. Archbold is proud to have two of itsp rogram directors, Reed Bowman and Mark Deyrup, a mong the contributors. Mollie Doctrow, curator of the Museum of Florida Artsa nd Culture, explained the entire exhibit was made poss ible with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and with t he support of South Florida Community College and Archbold Biological Station. The exhibit will be open o n select days and times from Jan. 12-29. The public is welcome. Thursday, Jan. 12 and Tuesday, Jan. 24 the exhibit will be open from 46 p.m., Fridays are from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Sundays are from 2-4 p.m. After closing at Archbold Biological Station, the exhibit willm ove to Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. In conjunction with the C elebration of the Lake Wales Ridge Art Exhibit, Archbold Biological Stationp lans to inaugurate three new wildflower shrine b oxes in the landscape surrounding the Learning Center. These are part of theW ildflower Wayside Shrine Trail designed and implem ented by Doctrow. She was inspired by several sources in creating this exhibit, from humble wayside shrines found at theb ase of a tree in India to the fragile beauty of the scrub h abitat. The shrine boxes feature woodcuts of the ScrubB lazing Star, Lake Placid Scrub Balm, and Wedgeleaf B utton Snakeroot, three endangered plants found at Archbold. A rchbold Biological Station is eight miles south of Lake Placid on Old State Road 8 (County Road 17 There is no admission p rice for the exhibit or the shrine trail but donations to Archbold Biological Station are welcome. Art, science and conservation come together at Archbold S pecial to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Jeni N ovak is offering a number of classes at the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative, 132 E. Interlake Blvd., in the com-i ng weeks. Some of those classes include: Terry Madden Watercolor Classes (Novaki s a certified Terry Madden teacher) Beginners from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays; Intermediate from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays; Advanced from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays; All Levels f rom 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Drawing from the Right S ide of the Brain This is an eight-week course beginning in January. It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. Clay Puzzling This class is for all levels and will be held from 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free Form Clay You m ust have taken the first clay puzzling class. This class will be held from 1-4 p.m. Fridays. Call the Co-op at 6995940 or Jeni Novak at 2739098. Novak offers classes S pecial to the News-SunLAKE PLACID William (Bill Bokis has been named the January 2012 Artist of the Month by the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative. F or more than 20 years Bokis owned and operated two Folk and Rock and Roll saloons in Connecticut. After they were sold in 1981, he and his family moved to South Florida. Once there, he became part of the family restaurant in Fort Lauderdale,e ventually becoming the head chef and creator of an eclectic Italian menu and specials for which the restaurant was known.Wife Susan proudly says that Bill was just as creative in the kitchen as he is with his art. After 17 years in the kitchen, Bill r etired and he and Susan moved to Lake Placid. Once settled here, he finally had time to pursue his love of creating art from wood, wire and found pieces of nature. He is very happy to have theC aladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative available to showcase his work. Stop by the Caladium Co-op to see Bills creative artwork at 132 E. Interlake Blvd. For further information call 314-8442 or visit the website at www.caladiumarts.org. Bokis is Co-ops January Artist of Month C ourtesy photo W illiam (Billy 2012 Artist of the Month by t he Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative.


C M Y K DearAbby: Several years a go my mother-in-law had to be placed in a nursing care residence because of dementia. When I visited her, it became more and more difficult to find things to talk about, until one day I came across her old address book. The idea struck me to take it with me each time I visited her, and what a success it was! I started at the beginning of the A section, giving her a name and asking her to tell me about that person. She remembered a lot about most of the people in the book and related wonderful stories of friendships in rural America during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Of course, there were hardships, too. She and my father-in-law worked sideby-side on the farm to support their family. Our story time visits continued until full-blown Alzheimers disease set in. I only hope she enjoyed our times together as much as I did. They were special to me, and Id always leave the nursing home with a smile. Found a Way in Kansas DearFound a Way: Im sure your mother-in-law enjoyed those visi ts, and what a treasure trove of family history she must have shared with you. Please write down all the stories you remember for the rest of the family because they are priceless. Your idea was brilliant, and thank you for sharing it with me and my readers. DearAbby: I have recently become engaged. I have been planning this day since I was a little girl. My problem is my mother. Shes a little bit of a control freak. She plans to pay for the wedding which is nice andI appreciate it but at the same time I feel like shes ignoring my plans and substituting hers. Every time I tell her what Id like, she tries to persuade me to do what she wants. I even tried once being rude and telling her that she has had four weddings and this one is mine, but she got defensive when I tried to be frank with her. I feel like nothing I suggest is good enough. I dont want to spoil this for her because Im her only daughter, but I d ont want her spoiling it for me because hopefully this will be my only wedding. L:osing Patience in Louisiana DearLosing Patience: This may not be what you would like me to say, but as long as your mother is footing the bills for your wedding, she will have some say in the planning. If you prefer to make this a one-woman production and thats your privilege thank her warmly for her generous offer and tell her you cant accept it, and that you will be planning and paying for your wedding yourself. DearAbby: I work in a small, quiet office. My boss sits at the desk across from me and spends a great deal of time biting his nails. The noise drives me crazy and turns an otherwise pleasant work experience into a stressful one. Ive tried turning up the radio, to no avail. Do you have any suggestions on how to tell my boss that he has a l oud and nasty habit? Trapped With a NailBiter DearTrapped: No, I do not, and I recommend against you doing it. Be thankful hes not biting his toenails. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 8, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 1/6/12 p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 3 3 7 7 SECRETRETREATB y GAILGRABOWSKI XACROSS 1 Restraining order 5 Cereal fruit 11 "Done!"16 Personality component 19 Tiered treat 20 Cause of some droughts 2 1 Offer one's thoughts 22 Lace (into 23 Lasagna ingredient 2 5 Vogue publisher 27 Dogie catcher 2 8 So yesterday 29 Quaint curse 31 Purpose 32 Field workers? 3 4 Raymond James S tadium player, familiarl y 35 Barely progresses 39 Many a ski house 43 Gulf of Bothnia winter p henomenon 4 6 More chilling 4 7 Halifax hold 48 "Beowulf" language5 2 Prefix with -frice 53 Leafy recess 55 Late notice? 5 6 Recorded, in a way 58 Nutritional figs.59 Good thing to avoid in public 60 How to enjoy some amusement park water r ides 62 Somme soul 63 Asian holiday 64 Golfer Garcia 6 6 Prior to 6 7 Cell in a network 69 Ideal conclusion? 70 Arrival of royalty, say 75 Place for a peel 78 Words to one on thew ay out 80 Bygone intl. carrier 81 Relief givers 83 Crunch unit 84 With it 85 Appeared in a big w ay 88 Marathon measures 89 Scoop holder 90 Where to find a lot of corned beef 92 Marine predator 93 Mosey 94 In __: stuck 9 6 "Works for me" 99 Surveyor's drawing 1 00 Take out, in a way 102 Prepared to eavesdrop 1 03 Mends, as a bad stitching job 105 Comedian's sidekick 106 Part of a line: Abbr. 107 Port container 109 Flying fig. 110 Haywire 111 Recede 1 12 WWII torpedo vess el 1 17 Business identifier 1 21 Scraps 124 Sharer's word 1 25 Delta preceder 1 26 Provided with temporarily 127 Frenzied 128 Comforting comp anion 1 29 Game trail 130 Scoundrels 131 Meddle (in D OWN 1 Yuk it up 2 Rossini specialty 3 Watch displays, briefly 4 Hose fillers 5 1906 Runabout, e.g. 6 Unfriendly 7 River near Karachi 8 It builds up in channels9 Having four sharps 1 0 Feeder with fodder 11 Italian flatbread 12 It can help you carry a tune 1 3 "Collages" novelist 1 4 Bring about 1 5 Blows a gasket 1 6 Victorian __ 17 PX patrons 18 Decline, with "out" 2 4 Par 26 Not as far from 3 0 Word often preceding a sentence 33 Job ad abbr. 3 6 Concert band 3 7 Sic on 38 Hindu honorifics 3 9 2006 tennis retiree 4 0 Some comedies 41 "Little Fockers" cos tar 42 As a companion4 3 Took by force 4 4 Complete 45 Albniz composition Cantos de __" 4 9 Hi-tech titter 50 Corp. alias 5 1 Studly dudes 5 4 Hold sway 5 7 Court tie 61 Slowly, to Mozart 6 5 Grass-B-Gon maker 68 Bit of gaucho gear 7 1 Sitting in a cask, say 7 2 "Consider it done" 73 Score in a pitcher's d uel, perhaps 74 Accomplish using f orce 76 Future litigator's study 77 Items of value7 9 Speed demon's delight 82 Fools 83 Assembly line worker 85 Book that might be cooked 86 Old French coin 87 Former U.N. leaderH ammarskjld 89 Hotel entrance lineup 91 "Is that a promise?" 95 Angled fairways 9 7 Crme brle ingredient 98 Time pieces: Abbr. 1 01 Moist towelette 104 Barely managed, with "out" 1 07 "The Mentalist" airer 108 Taper off 110 Shells and such 1 11 Flamboyant Dame 113 Smile from ear to e ar 114 Tab-grabber's words1 15 Fusses 116 Chiding sounds 117 Tank or tee1 18 Regret 119 Display on the wall 120 Latin lover's word 122 Secret retreat hidden in this puzzle's nine longest answers 123 Phone bk. info Solution on page 8B DIVERSIONS It was early morning, but day-l ight had already broken through. We were driving north on Highway 27 in the middlel ane. Suddenly a police car in the right lane of traffic began moving over with hisl ights flashing. As he continued to move left and drive slowly, wew ondered what was going on. And then we saw it. Across the divider in the s outhbound left lane, a car was slowly driving north! A fter a sharp intake of breath, I prayed that a headon collision be avoided. Wew atched as car after stunned car noticed the diso riented driver and moved over. Naturally, we had to continue on our way and we hope the authorities werea ble to get there, redirect traffic and take care of the p roblem before an accident occurred. My husband, Ken and I c ame up with various ideas of why this lady was drivi ng on the wrong side of the highway. Maybe, we thought, she had exited a s tore and somehow failed to go fully across the highway. Maybe she didnt have the full capability she once had for driving and had beenw arned not to. Well never know. But, whatever the reason, her actions could have had severe consequences. Wew onder if she suffered the revoking of her license and a fine. In our lives, we are presented with many choices each day.S ometimes we may make some foolish decisions. Other times we may deliberatelya nd stubbornly choose a way that is ill-advised and which we know will hold dire cons equences. In our culture today, we often hear advice that sayst o do whatever you want to as long as you dont hurt anyone. What syrupy andf alse advice that is. It plays into our selfish emotions w hile ignoring the truth. Our actions do affect other people and the soonerw e realize that the better off we and others will be. T he problem seems to be that right and wrong have gotten blended together so that some people cant differentiate. B ut, the Bible issues many warnings that express a clear line between right and wrong as it paints a picture of contrasts; such asi n Isaiah 5:20, NIV, where it says, Woe to those who c all evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, w ho put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter Thank God for his Word that has been given for our benefit and his glory.C hoose the right way. Going the wrong way is dangerous. Selah. Jan Merop is a News-Sun corr espondent. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Going the wrong way is dangerous P ause And C onsider J an Merop M etro ServicesAries (March 21-April 2 0) Aries, you may have trouble connecting with family this week. You are very busy with personal issues and other obligations. It may seem frustrating, but keep your head up. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, you have a generous spirit, but sometimes you can be just a little bit too generous. Dont go overboard this week when buying gifts for those close to you. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, you have always been very practical when it comes to matters of finance. Sometimes, however, the lure of shopping can try your resolve. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, you are in a high point in your career, and you dont want to lose the momentum. But you could feel pulled in too many directions this week to impact the job. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23 You have unusually low levels of energy this week, Leo. There isnt much you can do about it other than prioritize your tasks so you can accomplish the most pressing things. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, any trips that you are planning this week could be delayed by some mechanical difficulties. Youll get there eventually, but it could take a while. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Libra, dont take anything at face value this week and try to avoid gossip as much as possible. This is achieved by surrounding yourself with gracious people. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) You are bound to have a good time this week, Scorpio. Its because you will be spending time with your family. Enjoy as much time together as you can, including a good meal. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) This is the ideal week to stay inside as much as possible and read or get busy work taken care of. Although it may not be exciting, it doesnt requirea lot of energy. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, this week you may have plans to spend some romantic evenings at home with your partner, but things dont always work out as expected. Schedule more time later. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, it may seem like the walls are closing in on you, but thats just because you need a change of scenery. Trade in dull responsibilities for something else. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, this week you may find it difficult to concentrate. This is out of character for you, but everyone has an off-day. Notable birthdaysJan. 8 David Bowie, singer, 65; Jan. 9 Dutchess Catherine, royalty, 30; Jan. 10 Rod Stewart, singer, 66; Jan. 11 Amanda Peet, actress, 40; Jan. 12 Andy Lawrence, actor, 24; Jan. 13 Orlando Bloom, actor, 35; Jan. 14 Jason Bateman, actor, 43. Watch the lure of shopping, Gemini Snapshots Address book names unlock mother-in-laws memories Dear Abby Associated PressTUSCALOOSA, Ala. Actor Charlie Sheen quietly donated $25,000 to help tornado relief in Alabama, making good on a pledge to help survivors of the deadly twisters even though some had doubted his promises. The head of Tuscaloosas tourism agency, Don Staley, said a representative of Sheen recently turned over money that came in through a fundraising website that the actor set up after tornadoes last spring killed about 250 people in Alabama, including 52 in the west Alabama city. Sheen wrote a check for about $15,000 after the website generated just $10,000 in contributions. He said he wanted to raise $25,000, and he made good on that, said Bob Maron, one of Sheens managers. Sheen donates $25K to Alabama tornado relief


LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, January 8, 2012 The missions and the milestones Sept. 5: Launched from Kennedy Space Center. VOYAGER 1 March 5: Makes its closest approach to Jupiter. Nov. 12: Flies by Saturn. Approach photo of SaturnVOYAGER 2 Jan. 1: Interstellar mission begins. Feb. 17: Passes Pioneer 10 to become the most distant human-made object in space. Dec. 18: Crosses termination shock. Probes gradually lose ability to generate power, which limits the capabilities of instruments, eventually shutting down entirely. 2025-30: Can no longer power instruments. Uranus Neptune Jupiter and moons Aug. 20: Launched from Kennedy Space Center. July 9: Makes its closest approach to Jupiter. Aug. 25: Flies by Saturn. Jan. 24: First-ever encounter with Uranus. Observes Supernova 1987A. Aug. 25: Is the first spacecraft to observe Neptune. Begins its trip out of the solar system. Jan. 1: Interstellar mission begins. Feb. 14: Last images returned include a portrait of the solar system. Sept. 5: Crosses termination shock. 2011: Both probes send back first-ever glimpses of emissions from the Milky Way, allowing scientists to study how galaxies form. 2012: Both probes will likely exit the heliopause into interstellar space, though the exact date isn't known. GOLDEN RECORD Both Voyager spacecraft carry a greeting to any form of life, should that be encountered. The message is carried by a phonograph record a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. The contents were selected by a committee that assembled 115 images, a variety of natural sounds, musical selections from different cultures and eras, and spoken greetings in 55 languages. GeneratorVoyager instruments Planetary radio astronomy and plasma wave antenna Electronics housing and shield Cameras, spectrometers, interferometers, magnetometers and other imaging gear Study planetary atomosphere, thermal properties, radiation, magnetic fields, solar winds, plasma ions and electrons. Magnetometer boom Holds instruments that study magnetic fields and solar wind interaction with the magnetospheres of Jupiter and Saturn, and the interplanetary magnetic field out to interstellar space. High-gain antenna Afocused, narrow radio wave beam allows more precise targeting of the radio signal. Cosmic ray System Electron telescopes study behavior, origin and acceleration of interstellar cosmic rays.TYPE:Flyby spacecraftLAUNCH VEHICLE:Titan IIIE rocket-Centaur upper stageMASS:1,592 poundsSTUDIES:Astronomy, planetary science and space physics VOYAGER 29.1 billion miles from EarthVOYAGER 111.1 billion miles from Earth Voyager 1 and 2 currently are in the Heliosheath the outermost layer of the heliosphere where solar wind is slowed by the pressure of interstellar gas. HELIOPAUSE Region where the sun's influence gives way to that of interstellar space, marking the end of the solar system. The exact location is not known.BOW SHOCK Theoretical area where interstellar gases create a shock wave around the heliopause.TERMINATION SHOCK Shifting boundary where solar winds are sharply reduced.INTERSTELLAR SPACE Space between two or more stars. Way, way out there Sometime, possibly before the end of 2012, NASA's Voyagers 1 and 2 may be the first human-made spacecraft to exit our solar system.Cruising th rough space billions of miles from Earth and the sun, both have crossed into an area near interstellar space, beyond the reach of the sun's magnetic field. In the 33rd year after the probes launched, they each are farther away from Earth and the sun than Pluto and continue sending information back to NASA. Phil Geib, Chicago Tribune Voyagerprobes,launchedin1977, areneartheendofthesolarsystem Note: Not to scale. Distances and trajectories are approximate *Pluto declassified as a planet in 2006.IMAGES COURTESY OF NASA SOURCE: NASA HELIOSPHERE Large, elliptical region of space around the sun through which the solar wind extends and through which the sun exerts a magnetic influence.