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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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Publication Date: 01-29-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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C M Y K News-Sun photo by BETH B ALDRIDGE Avon Parks Reggie Sunday, January 29, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 13 | 75 cents H ighLow 73 48C omplete Forecast PAGE 14A Partly sunny and pleasant F orecast Question: Have the Republican candidates had too many debates? Next question: Should it be illegal for members of congress to profit from insider trading? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Samuel Goertz Age 94, of Sebring Marotha Johnson Age 53, of Sebring Fred Michael Age 79, of Sebring William Muller Age 87, of Sebring Edith Patriarca Age 94, of Sebring Richard Russo Jr. Age 57, of Sebring Duane Snyder Age 88, of Sebring David Vogel Age 46, of Lake Placid Shirley Whitcomb Age 74, of Sebring William Zitelli Age 70, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 79.8% No 20.2% 099099401007 Total votes: 84 Business 12B Chalk Talk11B Classifieds11A Crossword Puzzle13B Editorial & Opinion4A Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B Sports On TV2B Index 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 PAGE14BNEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 www.newssun .com B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING More arrests were made Wednesday as the Highlands County Sheriffs Office continuesi ts investigation into a dog fighting ring in Sebring. J avon Shondell Dukes,35,of 3351 Ellington Ave. was booked into the Highlands County Jail ont wo felony counts of cruelty to animals,two felony counts of fighting o r baiting animals and one count of animal fighting. The HCSO recent arrest warrant a lleges that Dukes brought his own dog to the ring and did willingly make his dog fight another dog in a n enclosed ring with no way of escaping. T he report further states that the two dogs fighting had severe injuries to their heads and muzzles. Another warrant was served on James Thomas Reed,53,at hish ome on 207 Atterberry Dr. and Arrests for dog fights continue 45 dogs have been seized File photo U nsafe bacteria levels had closed public beaches on Lake Jackson. By SAMANTHA GHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Beach goers,swimmers and boaters are free to enjoy LakeJ ackson at their leisure again. Public Works Director Kenneth Fields has lifted the beach closures for the Sebring beach-e s. The four Sebring beaches were closed t he last week in December due to an escalated level of enterococcus bacteria found after routine checks were held. E nterococcus is a group of bacteria that are part of the normal bacteria in humans an animals. Along with the enter ococcus,the test results pointed to other bacteria possibly being in the water which resulted in Fields and the HealthD epartment issuing a closure on the four city beaches. Fields revealed early Friday morning t hat re-test had been completed midweek. All beaches with the exception of City Beach will be re-opened this morning. (Thei sfactory,Fields stated in an e-mail Friday morning. City beaches open again By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING As of 3:30 p.m. Friday,2,482 of the 26,604 regis-t ered Republicans in Highlands County had voted in their partys primary election. Supervisor of Elections Joe Campbell said turnout increased each day during the early voting period,which ended Saturday. Electors now have to wait until Tuesday to cast their votes. Days for early voting changed this year. Polls were open on a Sunday for the first time. Campbell thinks this is why only 63 people took advantage of the opportunity. Monday 363 votes were cast; on Tuesday 425; Wednesday 445; Early primary voting over; Tuesday looms large News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS South Florida Community College District Board of Trustees chairman Timothy Baker (from left) and President Dr. Norm Stephens accept the Business of the Year award from Sebring Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kristie Sottile and board president Nick Schommer during Thursday nights banquet. By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Dozens of laughs, numerous shout-outs and plenty of conversation filled the packed dining room at the Island View Lakefront Restaurant in Sun n Lake Thursday evening during the annual Sebring Chamber of Commerce Banquet. The big winner of the night was South Florida Community College, which received the Business of the Year honor. According to Dr. Michael McCloud,the chambers incoming chairman and SFCCs dean of Adult Education,SFCC is in the top 12 percent of community colleges across the state of Florida. Chamber awards SFCC Business of the Year S ee DOG,page 8A See PRIMARY,page 8A See CHAMBER,page 6ARolling to victoryB aker pours in 42 to lead D evils over Mulberry SPORTS, 1BCentennial NotebookL akeshore Mall is also c elebrating anniversary PAGE2 A By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Close to 100 audience members gathered in the Highlands County Convention Center Saturday morning for the first of this years two-day Heartland Idol event. The Idol audience seemed somewhat smaller than normal due to the ample seating in the convention center,but the excitement made up for the lack of numbers. Shortly after 11 a.m.,Idol kicked off with last years Junior Idol winner Nala Price signing the national anthem followed by the start of the Junior Idol competition. Eight performers each entered the large stage and sang their hearts out for judges and the crowd. From 5 years to the age maximum of 12 years, 5 to advance in each division News-Sun photos by KATARA SIMMONS Ashton Dennison, 6, of Avon Park sings Make it Shine by Veronica Justice on Saturday during Heartland Idol. Heartland Idol begins See IDOL,page 3A Asia Gilroy, 15, of Sebring sings Patsy Clines Blue Moon of Kentucky on Saturday during the Heartland Idol qualifying round at the Highlands County Convention Center in Sebring.


C M Y K B y JEN BROWN Special to the News-SunT he Lakeshore Mall is celebrating its 20th anniversary this Centennial year, and we thank them for beinga Centennial Founder S ponsor. On Feb. 5, 1992, Lakeshore Mall opened its doors to the public. It was a great day as for the first timer esidents had a mall to shop in with more than 50 stores, p laces to eat and a movie theater. Before the mall, peo-p le had to drive to different locations throughout Highlands County to shop at various stores. Lakeshore Mall has made a great impact on Sebring and keeps a lot of people shopping local. According to Jenny Cheek, general manager for Lakeshore Mall ando ne who has been involved since it was under construction, the mall has a lot of great things in the pipeline. Gold Buyers Direct has been in the mall for a few months; new businesses are lined up, including UR Coffee Shop and New York Fashions; and Bath & Body Works has revamped its entire store and introduced a new line of merchandise. Kmart is a real strong store in the mall that always ranks as one of the top Kmarts in its region. Lakeshore Mall will host t he Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, F eb. 8 and the exciting Skylarks dance band willp erform in the food court at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. While enjoying the expo, you can have lunch at on of the malls newest restaurants The Cancun Grill, which serves delicious Mexican food and desserts, or the USADeli, featuring sub sandwiches and ice cream. L akeshore Mall was developed and is run by CBLMalls & Associates and has more than 150 properties, including 88 indoor malls. Cheek said that at CBLs annual conference, Lakeshore Mall won an award for 2010 for the highest sales increase for malls less than 750,000 square feet. Lakeshore Mall has about 500,000 square feet under the roof. As a Sebring Centennial Founder Sponsor, the Lakeshore Mall may hold a 20th Anniversary Centennial Celebration this summer. From the start, Lakeshore M alls main goal is to provide quality retail shopping in a family-friendly environment. You can visit www.LakeshoreMall.com form ore information. Once again, thank you Lakeshore Mall for being a Centennial Founder Sponsor. Mayor George Hensley u rges all citizens, groups, clubs, societies and busin esses to join in the yearlong celebration. T he Centennial Planning Committee meeting is held the first Thursday of each month and the public is invited and encouraged toa ttend, its at 4 p.m. at the Jack Stroup (Sebring Center. The Centennial board and Mayor Hensley hope that allp eople in the community get involved to help make this a great Centennial year. We want to say thank you to all the terrific sponsors that are joining in our Centennial year. They are helping to move Sebring into the next 100 years. Go to the website, www.Sebring100.com, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Celebrat eSebringCentennial, call 655-5554 or email events@sebring100.com to get involved. Special thanks to the News-Sun for allowing us the opportunity to keep e veryone up to date and informed on Sebrings Centennial Celebration. Read this article every Sunday for details andu pcoming events and you wont miss a thing! Jen Brown is a member of the C entennial Committee. 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PB: Power Ball Lottery Center CO MMUNITYBR IEFS S pecial to the News-SunA VON PARK Unless youve been a resident of Avon Park since World War II when the government built what was then called the Avon Park Army Air Field, you are probably unaware of thei mportant role played by the base in local history. That role will soon be explored when Kathy Couturier, cultural resources manager and archaeologist at the basen ow known as the Avon Park Air Force Range gives a talk entitled, W.W. II: From Florida Swamp to the Worlds Largest Bombing Range at the annual banquet of the Historical Society of Avon Park. She is also writing a book ont he history of the base. The event takes place Saturday, Feb. 1 8, at The Hotel Jacaranda, with a gathering time at 6:30 p.m., and a dinner of beef bourguignon and/or stuffed chickenb reast at 7 p.m. Couturiers talk will cover the time f rom before plans were completed, to the building of the site, to the end of the war. She will also explain the mission of the facility as a training base for crews of B-26 and B-17 bombers. T he banquet also features entertainment by Callie Walls Center Stage D ance Studio and recognition of the current and past Pioneers of the Year. Tickets are $30 and are on sale at The Hotel Jacaranda and the Avon Park D epot Museum, or by mail by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Jean Jordan, 600 N. Lake Verona Blvd., Avon Park FL33825. Make check out to t he Historical Society of Avon Park. Deadline is Thursday, Feb. 16. For more information, call Jordan at 453-6957. Archaeologist to discuss history of Bombing Range at banquet Courtesy photo This photo, on display at the Avon Park Depot Museum, features the crew of a B -17 bomber, named, The Eagles Brood, which trained at the base from April to May, 1945, and then went on to fly in 35 combat missions over Germany. Pictured are, front row, left, Hal Wall, flight engineer; Ken Pebley, right waist gunner; George Ball, tail gunner; Art Sandler, ball turret gunner. Back row, left, Lowell Smith, left waist gunner; Bob Warriner, pilot; Jack Freundlich, co-pilot; Raymond Casserly, navigator; Mike Devito, bombardier; and Norman Gregor, r adio operator. Free tax prep starting MondayHave your taxes done f ree (for incomes for up to $50,000 per year) through United Way; schedule an appointment at uwcf.org. Families may be eligible f or a refund (EITC no money was withheld. The locations (most locations are 6-8 p.m. Mondays) in Avon Park isa t SFCC Building I-209; Lake Placid, its SFCC, Room 302; and Sebring Middle School. Visit uwcf.org or call 21 -1 for more locations and available hours.U nder the Oaks Opry is todayS EBRING Under The Oaks Opry, just off P owerline Road, 3414 Beck Ave., will be held from 1-4 p.m. today. Thisi s a family venue. No alcohol. C ountry/bluegrass/blues/go spel with special guests. More information, call 253-0771.Whats Up Downtown?m eeting is TuesdaySEBRING The S ebring Community Redevelopment Agency w ill host its next monthly "Whats Up Downtown" meeting at 5:30 p.m. T uesday at Highlands Little Theatre (356 W. Center Ave.) with a special presentation on the History of Downtown Sebring to cele-b rate the Centennial. These informative meetings are open to the public. Anyone who has an interest in Downtown Sebring is encouraged to attend. The mission of the CRA is to bring about the economic revitalization of ane stablished target area. To create a re-investment environment that attracts private investors into the area. To promote improvem ents within the redevelopment area through renovation and restoration of buildings, as well as to encourage new construc-t ion. To acquire the funding necessary to make the infrastructure improvements necessary to attract investment dollars andi mprove the assessed taxable value of district properties and to assist theC hamber of Commerce and Downtown Merchants in their efforts to market thed owntown businesses. For more information, visit w ww.DowntownSebring.or g.Ringos teach dance lessonsLAKE PLACID Dance lessons will be offered by Shirley and Bill Ringo on Tuesday, Jan. 31a s well as on Feb. 14, Feb. 28, March 13 and March 2 7. All lessons are on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. at the fellowship hall,E astside Christian Church in Lake Placid. A pril and May, the lessons will be on the first and third Tuesday. C all 314-9215 or 6990886.DSAC meets Feb. 6SEBRING The Highlands County District School Advisory Councilw ill meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Continued on page 5A Lakeshore Mall also celebrates anniversary C entennial Notebook By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK An Avon Park man was arrested Wednesday on charges of attempting to swindle $988,000 out of fraudulent land contracts. Michael Edward Williams, 49, of Avon Park, remains in jail on a $50,000 bond for five counts of fraud-swindle to obtain property and five counts of a forged or fictitious signature. Areport from the Highlands County Sheriffs Office states that Williams misrepresented himself to several real estate agencies as the principle in companies that did not exit. Williams allegedly approached Nextage Florida Living, Century 21, Keller Williams and several individual land owners, claimed he was an out of town investor and asked them to show him property. Williams then contracted to purchase several of the properties, taking them off the market, but never followed through with the agreements, the report said. All told, the report shows that Williams claimed to be the principle or owner of nine different companies and additionally told witnesses that he was representing multiple land trusts in the state of Kentucky. The report also claims that Williams attempted to gain bank routing numbers for a Lake Placid woman and the Social Security numbers of other unidentified victims. In addition to the allegations of fraudulent contract signatures, witnesses claimed that Williams also contracted companies for work on some of the purchases and did not pay. Some of the work Williams requested included electrical work and decorating services for a total of $4,200.53 combined. The defendant (Williams) used a systematic, ongoing course of conduct with the intent to defraud multiple persons..., the reports said. Williams was charged and found guilty of perpetrating fraud in November of 2011, according to the HCSO website. Avon Park man charged with $988,000 in land swindles Williams


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 29, 2012Page 3A NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process ff, r hr ad #2 Bus V1; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 9 9 1 1 5 5 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, 1/29/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 3 3 1 1 0 0 Teachers go through a rigorous,manymonth process to attain National Board Certification. Cara Dunford,reading coach at Hill-Gustat Middle School,is the latest Highlands County educator to have earned the honor. A photo in Wednesdays News-Sun misidentified her. The News-Sun apologizes for the error and appreciates the opportunity to set the record straight. Correction t he performances of Kaelie Christian,Becca Temple, Lairssa Meager,CamerynL ester,Bella Marrero, Abigail Marrero,Ashton D ennison,and Lauren Eubanks got the judges back into the swing of things at Idol. The five judges for the juni or division were veteran Idol judges Vickie Jones and L arry Moore,Highlands County Fair Association President George White,H ighlands Little Theater performer Melaine Boulay and S ue McCollum. McCollum filled in for judge Shannon Marrero due to a conflict of i nterest with Marreros two young daughters performing in the Junior round. The five finalists that advanced to the second round of Idol were Kaelie Christian, 1 1; Larissa Meagher,11; Bella Marrero,7; Ashton Dennison,6; LaurenE ubanks,11. Meagher won the judges o ver with her costume and stage presence on top of strong vocals. oure costume is very neat and you have a bigv oice,White said. ou did a very good job. I m impressed,Moore said. Six-year-old Dennison wowed judges with his amaz-i ng voice and too-cute-forwords appearance. Dennison s ang his rendition of Make it Shineby Nickelodeon superstar Victoria Justice. H is near perfect spikey blond hair and adorable smile fit perfectly into his performance. The entire room was thrilled with Dennisons perf ormance. ou are adorable ... I can tell you enjoy singingb ecause you smile the whole time,Jones said. M oore also weighed in on the bos performance. You sir are a star. You are a star. You have everything it takes to be a star ... and I love thes hoes,just saying,Moore said. D ennison,Christian, Meagher,Marrero and Eubanks will all take thes tage to compete for the top three prizes on Feb. 12. T he same format will be used to determine the teen and adult divisions of Idol. F ive contestants from each of the three divisions will advance to semi-finals/finals during the 75th annual Highlands County Fair. Continued from page 1A Idol gears up for Feb. 12 showdown News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS H eartland Idol judge Larry Moore speaks words of encouragement to contestants Saturday during the junior division of Heartland Idol.


C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunS unday, January 29, 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 Well, Highlands County, Tuesday is primary day. Republicans will have a chance to make their feel-i ngs known and select the candidate they want to run f or President this year. Of course, only Republicans have thiso pportunity. Democrats dont have a choice in their c andidate it is going to be President Obama. And people like me who arei ndependent just get to sit on the sidelines and watch. Or, if you are like me, m ake snide comments about it. I will admit there is a very small part of me that wishes I could vote in the primary. But overall I am content with my choice.W atching the Republican establishment play its games doesnt exactly endear me to the party. Who would I vote for? Im not about to share that here. I dont think its myp lace to endorse anyone right now. Im willing to s hare my thoughts privately, but let me just say I think any of them could do a better job than the current president. T his doesnt mean I dont have problems with the current crop of candidates. They have no one but themselves to blamef or that. This primary season has been bruising, with the candidates taking more shots at each other then at the Democrats. I realize that this is part of the game, to tear up your opponent during the primary only to bite your tongue and praise him if he gets the nomination. And there are things that need to be thrashed out. But it also hands over ammunition to the other side. Dont be surprised to hear echoes of the accusations that have been tossed about now in the Democrats attack ads in the coming months. Newt Gingrich carries a ton of baggage with him. He has made some enemies over the years and they are out and talking. And I dont know about you, but his personal life raises some questions for me. If his wives couldnt trust him, can we? He says hes a changed man. He is g oing to have to prove it. Mitt Romney has issues of his own. His health carep lan in Massachusetts is too close to Obamacare for c omfort. He also has the reputation of being a moderate Republican, perhapsn ot as passionate about conservative beliefs as voters would like. R omney also has the misfortune of being tagged a s the establishment candidate, or the one the leaders of the Republican Party favor. This doesnt sit well with people like me whof eel as if the leaders of the Republican Party arent exactly cheering on conservative values. I know there have been negative things said about Rick Santorum. Problem isI cant remember most of them. I like the former sena tor, but he just doesnt seem to have the fire thats needed to get you in the spotlight. Of course, given how this year is going, hec ould surprise everyone and win Florida. But the polls arent showing that. Then theres Ron Paul. I will admit that I like someo f what he has to say on domestic issues. But when he starts talking about foreign policy he becomes scary. Hes the only candidate not to win a state yet. This will not stop him or his followers, all who will probably continue until the bitter end of this primary season. If you are a Republican, please do go out and vote on Tuesday. You have it in your hands to name the man who will face off against President Obama this November. Choose well. Independents like me are counting on you. 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. Floridas turn at a primary Lauras Look L aura Ware Ask any middle school kid and you will discover that the FCATonly meas-u res how much time teachers spend on preparing the students for the FCAT. A sk a teacher, and they will tell you the testing is unbalanced. Ask a parent, and many will tell you the FCATis a wasteo f time. Ask an administrator, or a school b oard member, and we dont know is the answer about what the test will look like in the future. The new ranting system put Highlands County in the 52nd spot outo f the 67 counties in Florida last week, but left many scratching their heads as t o what the new system means. Does it mean Highlands County is doing well or poorly compared to the top spot held by St. Johns County. Doesi t mean that we are better than the lowest-rated county? Or is it simply a tool t o force schools, parents and students to look at education as a some sort of competition? W ill there be a point spread like the Super Bowl betting systems? T he biggest flaw in the FCATsystem, and the new ratings, is the fact that the bottom 25 percent of the students have to improve 50 percent each year, a measure that is statistically impossiblet o maintain in a real world setting. It may be harsh to say, but some in the l ower 25 percentile do not test well and may not be able to improve at such a drastic rate when the FCATrolls around. Additionally, those in the top 25 percent bracket dont always get the resourcest hey need to carry the load. The new system points out one obvious truth the education target keeps moving in Florida depending on which politician is at the helm. Meanwhile, those in the bowels of the educationb oat have to blindly and constantly adjust to the changes in direction every e lection cycle. Last year, class size. This year, FCAT ratings. Next year? F rom the data recently released by the FDOE and Gov. Scott, it is clear that the F CATis not an accurate measure of the quality of education, or even retention of subject material. It does, however, provide a remarkably accurate way to gauge the socio-economic status of thec ounties. But, can anyone accurately tell from t he rankings if it empowers a student to be ready for the future? Governors new school rating system flawed How do you measure the success of your education system? For the Florida Department of Education, and Gov. Rick Scott, it now comes from rating system. Asystem built on a flawed test, the FCAT. EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail 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. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun Obama wants to break down countryEditor: I was glad to see Newt Gringrich tell off that media fellow who was posing the questions to the debaters at the South Carolina debate. At a time when the country is being brought down by a socialistic-minded president, the media is concerned with a mans personal life? If the members of the Congress are such moral, upright people, why do they find it necessary, by law, to exempt themselves from sexual harassment charges? We are all familiar with Bill Clintons escapades when he was president. Today, the only news you get from the media concerning the president is about his speeches at his never-ending campaigning ... With this president you must pay attention to what he does not to what he says. He claims he is desperate to create jobs, but at the same time fosters regulations that produce the opposite effect. Take the proposed new oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf. This project would create jobs and also help cut the countrys dependency on Middle East oil. He is against this project but doest tell you why it would not be in the best interest of this country. In my opinion, this president will not be satisfied until he has broken this country down to a socialistic country like we see in Europe. He has us well on our way to this stage now. And the quietness by the press on all this is abetting and making his job easier. Dick Ford SebringFill the empty cells, save jobsEditor: I just finished reading the article about privatization of the prison system. Supposedly this is needed because many of the facilities are unpopulated and it is too expensive to keep them open. Every day we hear on the news of prisoners being released early because of overcrowding. I just wonder why some of these criminals could not be transferred to facilities that are less populated? It seems to me if they have empty cells, there are plenty of people who could fill them and save the 1,300 jobs that will be eliminated in Florida. Not to mention it would protect us from criminals, who are released early and ready to prey on society again. Sherrill Cummings Sebring BouquetPartners, volunteers help NU-HOPEEditor: As we enter a new year, Id like to extend my thanks to the residents of Highlands County for all they have done to support NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc. (NU-HOPE we serve. For 37 years, NU-HOPE has strived to meet the needs of the older residents of our community. During this time, our services have allowed thousands of seniors maintain their independence and avoid or delay nursing home placement. However, we could not have done so without your support. Each year, we must raise over $225,000 locally to add to the state and federal grants that we receive. I encourage the community to continue their support of our efforts by joining in our two upcoming events: The Strides for Seniors 5k Run/Walk, Feb 4, at the Highlands Hammock State Park and the Sandy Foster Memorial/NU-HOPE Elder Care Services Golf Tournament, Saturday, April 14, at the Highlands Ridge Golf Club. We appreciate all of the donors, sponsors, and participants who have made these events so successful over the years. We look forward to another great year! I would also like to take a moment to thank the community for its support of our two thrift stores. One hundred percent of the proceeds of your donations and purchases are used to provide services to seniors within our community. We are also very grateful for the generosity of our volunteers. They are truly the key the success of our thrift stores, meal programs, and the administration of our programs. However, there are still many volunteer positions that remain empty. In particular, our thrift stores are in need of additional help. Please consider joining our corps of amazing volunteers. Have fun. Meet new people. Change a life. Volunteering will likely be one of the most rewarding experiences that you will ever have. I truly believe that serving seniors strengthens our entire community and makes this a better place to live. To everyone who has helped in this effort, thank you once again. Ingra Gardner MAExecutive Director NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc.


C M Y K SAMUELGOERTZ Samuel P. Goertz, 94, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, inS ebring. He was born June 28, 1917, to Peter S. and Catherine (Heppner in Saskatchewan, Canada and had been a resident ofS ebring since 1986, coming from Delaware. He was a missionary, retiring in 1982 after serving 20 years in Nigeria in church plantinga nd 12 years in Ghana as administrator, distributing literature and involved in chaplaincy in schools and prisons. He was a member ofB ible Fellowship Church in Sebring. He was preceded in death b y his parents; his wife, Florence Goertz and second wife, Burness Goertz andd aughter, Sharon Seldomridge. He is survived b y his daughter, Lois (Rev. David) Steele of Albemarle, N.C.; son, Timothy (EstherG oertz of Wilmington, Del.; sisters, Annie Goertz and H ulda Goertz, both of Abbotsford, B.C.; brother, Dr. Edwin P. Goertz of Battle Mountain, Nev.; eight grandchildren, 11 great-g randchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. T he family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, att he SIM Fellowship Hall. A funeral service will be held a t 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 in the SIM Chapel, with Dr. Eugene Bengtson o fficiating. Arrangements are entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Fla. 33870 8 63-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com MAROTHAJOHNSON Marotha Anita Johnson, 5 3, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2 012 in Sebring. She was born Feb. 13, 1958 to Othaa nd Sarah (Weaver) Ingram in Washington, D.C., and had been a resident of Sebring since 1976, coming from Baltimore, Md. Shew as a public school bus driver for 15 years and was baptized as a Jehovahs Witness in 1982 and served as a full-time minister form ore than 20 years. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Johnson of Sebring; sons, Nathaniel Johnson and Ernest Johnson Jr., both of Sebring and Eugene Kumar Johnson of Boston, Mass.; niece, LaTonya Carter of Atlanta, Ga.; siblings, Marion Weaver of Orlando, Fla., Martin Weaver of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Marsha Green of Orlando, Fla. and Locious Williams, Washington, D.C.; and one grandchild. Afuneral service was held on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Kingdom Hall on Hammock Road in Sebring. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Fla. 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com FRED MICHAEL Fred Q. Michael, age 79, passed away on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 in Sebring, Fla. He was born in Hanover, Pa. on May 31, 1932 to Hoke and Bertha (Amspacher drove the courtesy van for Alan Jay Automotive for 16 years, worked for the Hanover Evening Sun as a printer for 26 years and P.H. Glaterfelt Papermill for 22 years. He was of the Lutheran faith, served in the U.S. Army, was a member of the AMVETS Post 21, V.F.W. and the American Legion. He was a life member of McCherrys TownH ome and was a resident of Sebring since 1997 coming from East Berlin, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Michael ofS ebring, Fla.; sons, James Michael of Fairfield, Pa. and Oscar David Hildebrand (Sylvia Toni Waite) of Sebring, Fla.; sister, BettyH oke of Spring Grove, Pa.; brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Candy Mossburg of Abbottstown, Pa.; and one grandchild. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 at 7 p.m. atS tephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Adams officiating. Visitationw ill be from 5 p.m. until service time. Burial will be i n Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. on Wednesday. S tephenson-Nelson Funeral Home S ebring, Fla. 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com WILLIAM H. MULLER W illiam H. Muller, 87, of S ebring, Fla., passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, inS ebring. He was born May 30, 1924, to Adolph and M aud (Francis Port Chester, N.Y., and had been a resident of Sebring s ince 1989, coming from Garden Grove, Calif. He was a purchasing agent in the newspaper industry and wasa veteran of World War II, s erving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was of the Anglican faith and a member of the American Legion and Elks. M r. Muller is survived by his sons, William H. Muller J r., of Miami, Fla. and Samuel Muller of Orlando,F la.; daughter, Donna Sue Muller (Dan Beless Atlanta, Ga.; and five grandchildren, including Patrick and Chris Beless. He wasp receded in death by his wife, Mildred Muller. Memorial donations may be made to Adopt a Golden Atlanta, P.O. Box 420256,A tlanta, GA30342. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Fla. 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com DUANE SNYDER Duane W. Snyder, 88, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Sebring. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Doris Buhrman Snyder. He was born Jan. 29, 1923, to Ernest Elwood and Gurney L. (Showalter Snyder in Charlottesville, Va., and had been a resident of Sebring since 1989, coming from Fort Myers Beach, formerly of the Waynesboro, Va. area. He was retired from the textile industry as director of Research for Crompton Shenandoah in Waynesboro, Va., and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Medical Corps, serving from 1942-1946 during World War II. He was a private pilot and was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ and Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club. He is survived by his closest friend, Carolyn Frye of Sebring; daughters, G. Ann Snyder of Boulder, Colo. and Connie H. Snyder of Sebring; four nieces and two nephews. Amemorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Sebring with Rev. George Miller officiat-i ng. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department or Highlands CountyH umane Society. Arrangements were entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home S ebring, Fla. 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com SHIRLEYWHITCOMB S hirley Waters Whitcomb, 74, a native and long-time resident of Sebring, Fla.,d ied Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 at Florida Hospital in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Shew as preceded in death by her parents, Roy Alfred Ray W aters and Willie Mae Waters, both of Sebring; former husband, RobertC leckley Whitcomb Sr.; infant grandson, Taylor K evin Whitcomb; brother, William Howard Waters; and sister, Cynthia Joy Chambers. Shirley was born in Sebring on Oct. 2, 1937a nd graduated from Sebring High with the Class of 1955. S he was a co-captain cheerleader for the Blue Streaks, a member of the band and var-i ous choral groups, was a nominee and participant in F lorida Girls State, and was named Miss Sebring High. She was proud to be a 50y ear member and Past Matron of the Sebring Chapter 126 Order of The Eastern Star. Shirley was compassionate, loving, ad evoted mother and a kind friend to many. Survivors include her two sons, Robert Cleckley Whitcomb Jr. (and wife,M ary) of Suwanee, Ga. and Steven Waters Whitcomb ( and wife, Alice) of Kernersville, N.C.; twod aughters, Diane Elizabeth DePascale of Ormond Beach, Fla. and Sandra Leigh Meyer (and husband, Paul) of Longwood, Fla.;s ister, Miriam Kauffman (and husband, Gordon Eddyville, Ky.; brothers-inlaw, Glenn Whitcomb (and wife, Doris) of Baytown,T exas and Donald Whitcomb (and wife, Jean Mass.; and eight grandchildren, Christopher Whitcomb, P.J., Brittany and Nicole DePascale, Ashleigh and Matthew Aubrey, and Candice and Alex Meyer. Amemorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4 in Sebring at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Agraveside service will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery. Memorial gifts can be made to: SHS Class of 1955 Scholarship Fund, c/o Nancy Beth Hensley, 1608A ssembly Point Drive, Sebring, FL33870-2854S. Arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home S ebring, Fla. 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com WILLIAM ZITELLI W illiam E. Bill Zitelli, 70, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Sebring. He was born Aug. 12, 1941 toG ilbert William and Mary Josephine (Luciano in Pittsburgh, Pa. and hadb een a resident of Sebring since 2005, coming from Hudson, Ohio. He was ap atent attorney, a member of St. Catherine Catholic C hurch and Golf Hammock Country Club. He is survived by his w ife, Gladys L. Zitelli of Sebring; son, William E. Z itelli Jr. (Joleen Rovner Dresher, Pa.; daughters, Angela Thornton (Adam Hudson, Ohio and Pamela Strebel (EvanB each, Fla.; sisters, Deanna Zitelli Holcombe, Asheville, N .C. and Linda Hoyme (Bruce grandchildren and fiven ieces and nephews. Visitation with family will b e held on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, from 4-5:30 p.m. at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral H ome, Sebring. APrayer Service will follow at 5:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to either Good ShepherdH ospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL33870 or St. Catherine Catholic School, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL33870.A rrangements were entrusted to: S tephenson-Nelson Funeral Home S ebring, Fla. 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com Death noticesEdith Patriarca 94, of Sebring, died Jan. 25, 2012. A rrangements are being handled by Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring. Richard A. Russo Jr ., 57, o f Sebring died Jan. 23, 2012. Arrangements are being handled by Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring. David James Vogel 46, of Lake Placid, Fla., died Jan. 26, 2011 at Good Shepherd Hospice, Sebring. Stephen-Nelson Funeral Home in Sebring, Fla. is in charge of arrangements. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 29, 2012Page 5A DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; hospice (cornerstone), obit pg; 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 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; would dad?; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 3 3 0 0 7 7 M onday, Feb. 6 in the Garland Boggus Board Room at the School Board of Highlands County, 426 School St. The primary agenda item for this meeting is instructional technology, current initiatives and program updates. If you are a person with a disability who requires reasonable accommodations in order to attend a District School Advisory Council meeting, call 4715608 three days prior to the scheduled meeting date and time. Emergency Home Energy Assistance funds availableSEBRING Nu-Hope E lder Care Services Inc. announces availability of funds for assistance through the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program. Through EHEAP, an applicant may receive assistance with paying past due ener-g y bills, obtaining adeq uate cooling or heating equipment or resolving other cooling-related energy crisis. To qualify for this program, the household must: Contain a person aged 60 years of age or older. Be responsible for payi ng their cooling/heating c osts. Have an income not e xceeding 150 percent of t he Federal Poverty guidel ines. Have a past due power bill or lack of access to an adequate means of heating or cooling. For assistance, please contact Nu-Hope Elder Care Services Inc. at 382-2 134 for an appointment. Applicants must bring a copy of their past due power bill, identification and proof of income for all household members to their appointment.Heartland Games kick-off is WednesdayAVON PARK South Florida Community Colleges Community Education Department will hold a Heartland Games for Active Adults Kick-Off Celebration from 9-11 a.m.W ednesday in the SFCC University Center, Highlands Campus. This is an informational event for those who wisht o register for and learn more about the games, which run March 1-31. Former participants will speak on a variety of topicsi ncluding the history of the games. Events include bowling, golf, basketball, shuffleboard, tennis, pickleball, table tennis, bil-l iards, swimming, volleyball, horseshoes, cycling, and track and field. H eartland Games for Active adults is sanctioned by the Florida SportsF oundation and qualifies athletes for the Florida S enior Games State Championships. All events are open to amateur ath-l etes age 50 and older. For more information, c ontact Lauren Redick, community education specialist, at 453-6661, 4655300, 773-2252, or 4947500, ext. 7388, or e-mailc ommunityeducation@sout hflorida.edu.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK T he American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park will have Karaoke with Naomi a t 4 p.m. today. For more information, call 453-4553. The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 House Committee willm eet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For details, call 453-9853. LAKE PLACID T he Lake Placid Moose 2374 will have music with W ild Bill today. Call for time. Moose Riders meet at7 p.m. Monday. Call the Lodge at 465-0131 for details. S EBRING The Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., will be closed for elections on Tuesday. Fora ny question, call 3852966. Continued from page 2A OB ITUARIES Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun CO MMUNITYBR IEFS


C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunSunday, January 29, 2012www.newssun.com W ELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new car ad; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 3 3 0 0 4 4 McCloud said that because of the hard work, critical thinking and leadership of f aculty, students and administration, students are now able to receive four-year degrees for the first time ever a t SFCC. For 96 years, the banquet has recognized the citys outstanding volunteers and resi-d ents who help to make the C ity and the Chamber a bett er place. Chamber President Kristie Sottile created a unique and fun-filled night that broughtt ogether some of the areas well-known dignitaries andr esidents. Thursday evenings banq uet was special because Sebring recently kicked off i ts Centennial Celebration. The Sebring Chamber ofC ommerce is preparing a year filled with events and a ctivities that help residents, as well as visitors, remember the history of the city all while embracing and moving forward into the future. D uring the banquet, guests w ere introduced to the oldest living residents in Sebring fictional 136-year-old f riends Beatrice and Gertrude (played by Laura Wade of the Avon Park Chamber and Melanie Boulay of HighlandsL ittle Theater.) The duo entertained the a udience with stories of old Sebring, founder GeorgeS ebring, and a few of the citys current dignitaries. F ollowing the performance, Sottile recognized thec urrent and future members o f the chamber. The Ambassador of the Year award was given to Rob Bullock. Bullock has worked closely with the Chambert hroughout the year providing continued service and help. Sottile then addressed the audience about one of them ost important parts of the Chamber, the volunteers. The Chamber can not w ork without the help of the many volunteers. This award shall be now be known as theT helma Pyle Volunteer of the Year Award in honor of T helma, who has worked countless hour for this chamber, said Sottile. P yle was awarded the volunteer award and received a s tanding ovation. Sottile paid special recognition to Sebring Centennial Chair Jen Brown. This person has stepped i n and made strides with little direction but tremendous h eart, Sottile said describing Brown. Following Browns recogn ition, Sottile presented the Presidents Award to M cCloud, saying that he has been a huge asset to not only the Chamber but to her as w ell. (He beyond all to see the chamber and myself succeed, said Sottile. T he evening closed with a live auction emceed by County Commissioner Don Elwell. Several items were up for bid including a 50-i nch flat screed TVand a cabin vacation getaway packa ge. Continued from page 1A N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS K ristie Sottile, president of the Sebring Chamber of C ommerce, smiles as she presents Mike McLeod with the Presidents Award. McLeod was recogn ized for his continuous support as Sottile adjusts t o her role as chamber executive, a position she t ook on last fall. McLeod will also serve as the chamber boars new chairman. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS South Florida Community College trustees and staff members join Dr. Norm Stephens (holding plaque Business of the Year award from Sebring Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kristie Sottile during Thursday nights b anquet. Chamber hands out annual awards News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Laura Wade (leftole of sisters whor emember the city of Sebring in its infancy. The skit helped mark t he citys Centennial birthday as the Sebring Chamber of C ommerce gathered Thursday night for its annual banquet at the Island View Restaurant in Sun N Lake.


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 29, 2012Page 7A MILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1/1, 15, 29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 5 5 1 1 NEWELL, STEVE/HEARTLAND POPS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1/29;2/1,3; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 3 3 0 0 2 2 News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Florida Hospital Heartland Division President and CEO Tim Cook (centerded the Department of Defenses E mployer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriotic Employer Award by Bud Wallen of the ESGR on Thursday. Cook was nominated for the award by Dr. Cary Pigman (leftecently returned from serving in Iraq with the Army R eserve. At all times Mr. Cook has singularly and enthusiastically supported my Army Reserve service. He worked closel y with me before my deployment to plan for coverage and response to contingencies in my absence. Through all of this he demonstrated a remarkable grace and good humor despite the difficulties and facility hardships consequent to my a bsence, Pigman wrote in his nomination letter. Cook was honored for contributing to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in Americas National Guard and Reserve force, the award said. C ook honored for supporting National Guard and Reserve S pecial to the News-SunLAKE PLACID A rchbold Biological Station, Floridas renowned center for ecological research, conservation, and education, has been award-e d LEED Platinum certification for its new Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center and Adrian Archbold Lodge. LEED, establishedb y the U.S.Green Building Council USGBC, is the nations preeminent pro-g ram for the design, construction, and operation of high performance greenb uildings, as verified by the Green Building C ertification Institute (GBCI certification is the highests tandard achievable. Dr. Mary Hufty, chairman o f the board of Archbold Expeditions, expressed her great appreciation for the design and construction team who stayed focusedt hroughout, meeting the goal of LEED Platinum, and p roviding an exceptional campus for future generations. Sebastian de Atucha,t reasurer, added that the board is thrilled to have met t he vision of providing a world showcase for green construction. This is a fantastic achievement not only for Archbold, but for our entire community said Highlands County CommissionerB arbara Stewart. Many people contributed in small but meaningful ways to this project. As a rural county we are especially proud toh ave Floridas 12th LEED platinum commercial buildi ng located here, out of only 569 nationwide. Hilary Swain, executive d irector of Archbold reflected, we are absolutely delighted to have achieved this LEED distinction. Many of our green buildingi deas were inspired by the adaptations we study in nature for the economical use of energy and water Rob Engel, site engineerf rom Stantec (Wilson Miller), said even though Archbold is large, 8,841-a cres in size, the challenge we met was to design within a small 3.3-acre building s ite that was cleared many years ago. We avoided i mpacts to the surrounding Florida scrub habitat, one of the most threatened ecosys-t ems in North America. Buildings are a prime e xample of how human systems integrate with natural systems, said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, U.S.G reen Building Council. Swain agrees, and hopes t hat these Archbold buildings will serve as a prototype of what can bea chieved with green construction across rural A merica; an enduring symbiosis of form, function, and natural beauty. T he Fort Myers firm, Parker, Mudgett, Smith, Inc., was responsible for the architectural design. Jeff Mudgett, lead architect, saidt hat he drew inspiration from the natural setting and from Archbolds tradition of science and natural history Mollie Doctrow, curator oft he nearby Museum of Florida Arts and Culture in H ighlands County. Archbold achieves LEED Platinum certification By STEVE PEOPLES Associated PressSARASOTA Newt Gingrich has staked his presidential bid on the idea t hat hes best positioned to defeat President Barack Obama. Yet even some supporters seem to be struggling to buy that claim, an indication that efforts by chief rival MittR omney to undercut him may be working. Beating Obama is more important than everything else, Patrick Roehl, a 51-year-old computer software engi-n eer, said at a Gingrich rally inside a Sarasota airport hangar this past week. Can Newt win? Im not sure. Hes got a lot of high negatives. The elections are w on and lost in the middle. Im not sure he appeals to the middle. John Grainger, a 44-year-old assistant g olf pro, doesnt like Romney. But hes having trouble shaking skepticism about Gingrich. I want to be a Newt supporter, he said. This guys going to have the gutst o stand up and speak his piece no holds barred. But Grainger said he wasnt quite ready to back the former House speaker. Interviews with more than a dozen R epublican voters at Gingrichs overflowing rallies ahead of Tuesdays prim ary suggest that many Florida voters love his brash style as they look for s omeone to take it to Obama. But these voters also have lingering doubts about whether Gingrich really is Obamas m ost serious threat. Romney and his allies are working to stoke those doubts, and the GOPs establishment wing has started to help the former Massachusetts governor tryt o make that case. Romney and his backers are highlighting what they consider Gingrichs liabilities consulting contracts and ethics investigations among them.T heyre suggesting that more baggage could emerge in the fall in the general e lection. 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C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunSunday, January 29, 2012www.newssun.com ELLIOTT OPTICAL; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 1/29/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 2 2 8 8 1 1 HERRON, DORRELL; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; main A lower right; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 3 3 0 0 5 5 AFFORDABLE CARE**********; 3.639"; 8"; Black; affordable dentures 25454; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 3 3 2 2 3 3 Reed was also booked into jail on Wednesday. Reed now faces 11 new felony counts of possessingo r selling animals to fight and one felony count of cruelty to animals. e are not actively looking for any other arenas, said Captain Tim Lethbridge of HCSO CriminalI nvestigation Unit on Friday in response to questions a bout possibility of more suspects being rounded up during the HCSO investigation. Lethbridge also confirmed t he 11 new counts against Reed and stated they were the result of an undisclosed veterinary report in which documented evidence showed 11d ogs of the 29 seized from Reed had been used in fighting. The arrests stem from a dog fight that was discovered Dec. 6 at the 4807 High Ave. James Thomas Reed was o riginally detained along with Ernest Reed, 53, and S ylvester David Sims, 29. All were charged with fighting or baiting animals, cruelty to animals and resisting a law enforcement officer without violence. Q uandra Brown-Sims, 29, of 4807 High Ave. in Sebring was taken into custody Dec. 13 on charges of causing a cruel death pain and sufferingt o animals, use of an animal to fight or bait and owning or operating property used in animal fighting. Lethbridge reported that 45 dogs total have been seized to date and some haveb een already adopted into new homes. Continued from page 1A Thursday 473. I thought the rain might hold the numbers down today, Campbell said Friday, but with an hour left before the polls closed for the day 531 people had cast ballots. That leaves 24,122 electors yet to weigh in on who the Republican candidate for president should be. All precincts will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., except for Precinct 9 in Sebring, which will be closed. Voters assigned to Precinct 9 will instead vote at Precinct 8, the Sebring Recreation Center at 333 Pomegranate Ave. Campbell explained this is the result of a new law regarding primary elections. Precincts with fewer than 25 party-affiliated voters may combine with another in order to save costs. In this particular case, Campbell said, there are only 14 registered Republicans in Precinct 9. In the last (primary tion, of those 14 only one person voted, and he was a poll worker, Campbell laughed. Voting will take place at the precincts. There is no voting at the County Government Center, the Avon Park City Council Chamber or Lake Placid Town Hall. Continued from page 1A Primary voting is Tuesday The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Dog fighting leads to more charges Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Wacaster Family will bring their music to the GroganC enter at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 to benefit Ridge Area Arc. Afreewill offering will be c ollected for Arc at this benefit concert. Arc serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Highlands County.R efreshments will be served during intermission at 8 p.m. The church is at 595 E. MainS t. The event is sponsored by the News-Sun, HeacockI nsurance Group and Our Lady of Grace Catholic C hurch. Darren, Hope and Matthew Wacaster live in HighlandsC ounty and are award-winning Nashville recording a rtists who are dedicated to bring the gospel to the world through their Christian country and southern gospel music. Their music hasr eached into the top 20s on many Christian Country C harts. They have had the privilege to have videos aired on G.M.Tand Sky Angel andh ave been special guest on TVshows such as Nightline (Dove Broadcasting M usic City Gospel Showcase. Darren, cousin to the lege ndary Bill Anderson and Gene Autry, is a vocalist, s ongwriter and musican while his wife Hope plays piano and sings. She is an ordained minister and started singing on stage with herf amily at age 5. Their 19-year-old son, M atthew, started singing at age 3. He was the 2009 Young Artist of the Year forC hristian Country, Agape Festival Young Artist in 2008, Nashvilles I nternational Creative Management Awards Winner in 2007, Agape FestivalA wards Winner in 2007 and Rising Star Award winner in T exas in 2007. Matthew has sang for the 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate, Barry C. Black. He is actively involved in his communityt heater and has sang the national anthem for numero us events in Highlands County. For more details about the c oncert, call Ridge Area Arc at 452-1295. Wacaster Family singing to benefit Arc Feb. 10 C ourtesy photo The Wacaster Family, (from left) Matthew, Hope and Darren, will be performing from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the Grogan Center at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Avon Park, to benefit Ridge Area Arc. Campbell


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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunSunday, January 29, 2012www.newssun.com H IGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1/15,18,22,25,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 7 7 8 8 J EWELRY BOX; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 1/22,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 1 1 0 0 7 7 Special to the News-sunSEBRING The eighthg rade band at Hill-Gustat Middle School is tuning up for a performance atT anglewood on Feb. 9. The band is led by Ariel Maloney, w ho has been at the school for four years. Maloney was born in N orth Carolina and grew up in Virginia where she taught for eight years before accepting the job at Hill-Gustat. When students are in fifth g rade they have a chance to visit Hill-Gustat and choose which arts option they want to pursue. About 20 precent of the school is enrolled int he band program. Students must rent or buy t heir own instrument, which t hey use in their daily instructional class and for h ome practice. The sixthand seventhgrade students perform atl east two concerts each year. The eighth-grade band also p lays for football and basketball games. Maloney is very proud of h er students and her school. She says that the school has a diverse racial and socio-economic student population that has worked hard to main-t ain the schools Astanding. She finds the staff to be cohesive and focused on doing what's best for the children. The students arer espectful of one another and cooperative with the staff. T he band will be performi ng at Tanglewood as part of the festivities of the Bill J arrett Ford Drive for the Cure. Bill Jarrett will donate $10 to the TanglewoodR esidentsCancer Benefit for each test drive taken by a T anglewood resident. Registration for a test drive in one of six vehicles that the J arrett team will have available takes place at Monday coffee and on Thursday from 3-4 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring a lawn chair toe njoy the Hill Gustat Band between 12 and 12:45 p.m Hot dogs, soda and chips will be on sale between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. All proceedsf rom the day will go to the American Cancer Society for C ancer Research. HGMS band tuning up to help cancer fight at Tanglewood Courtesy photo The Hill-Gustat Middle School eighth-grade band will perform Feb. 9 at Tanglewood as part of the festivities of the Bill Jarrett Ford Drive for the Cure. Will play Feb. 9 during Drive for the Cure event S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING The Calusa District of the Boy Scouts ofA merica will hold its annual Friends of Scouting dinner on Tuesday Feb. 21 at the First United Methodist Church of Sebring. The din-n er is a fundraising opportunity to directly benefit the Boy Scout program in both Highlands and Hardee counties. The dinner will be honori ng Deborah Barber as the Districts Distinguished C itizen for 2012. The guest speaker will be Brad Culpepper, Eagle Scout, andf ormer Tampa Bay Buccaneer. C ulpepper played for the University of Florida from 1988-1991 as a defensive tackle and was consensus first team All-American, firstt eam Academic AllAmerican and unanimous f irst team All-Southeastern Conference. He finished his college c areer with 227 tackles, 18 quarterback sacks, 47.5 tackles for loss (which is still the schools record for a defen-s ive lineman), five forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and four pass breakups. He was selected in the 10th round of the 1992 NFLd raft by the Minnesota Vikings. After two years with the Vikings, Culpepper joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In his six years with the B uccaneers, he played in more than 95 games, starti ng more than 80. He led the team in sacks twice and was fourth on thea ll-time sack list with 33. He also led the defensive line in t ackles four out of six seasons. Culpepper finished his career with the Chicago Bears in 2000. I ncluding the playoffs, Culpepper played in 137 p rofessional games, starting 87 of them. He had 325 tackles, 35 q uarterback sacks, sex forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one safety. Culpepper also created C ulpeppers Champions, which provided Buccaneer tickets to local students who improve in their schools reading programs. H e continued his education during the off-season at the University of Floridas law school and received botha M.A. in sports administration and a law degree withh onors in 2001. He is currently a weekly g uest on Dan Sileos Morning Sports Talk Show in Tampa, on the Board ofD irectors for the Gulf Ridge Council-Boy Scouts of A merica, and the Tampa Chapter of the Salvation Army. He is also the Scoutmaster for Troop 4 in Tampa. S eating is limited. Please RSVPto Julie Diaz N ichols, district executive, at 863-370-7608 or jdiaz@boyscouting.com nol ater than Feb. 14. Former UF, Bucs star Culpepper to speak at Boy Scouts dinner


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 29, 2012Page 11A NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST H EARING NO. 1709 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the 14th day of February, 2012, beginning at 3:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the County Commissioners Board Room, Highlands County Government Center Building, 600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida, to consider a variance to allow for a front yard setback of 10.5 feet instead of the required 25 feet to place an attached carport, within the area described as follows: approximately 1/6 acre located south of Sebring and northwest of Lake Placid on Woodside Drive, between Venetian Parkway and Oak Grove Street; the address being 176 Woodside Drive, Lake Placid, Florida; and legally described as follows: Lot 48, Block 1, Venetian Village Revised, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 11, Page 12, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Any person or persons interested or affected by this change are invited to attend this hearing. You may submit comments in writing to the attention of Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervisor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-1926, or you may call (863 information. Please reference the above hearing number when calling or writing. ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEETING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE WHICH WILL INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Mrs. Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: hr@hcbcc.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING. Jim Brooks, Chairman January 29; February 3, 2012 NOTICE OF DISPOSITION ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF ON FEBRUARY 22, 2012, AT 10:00AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN H OUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Lorimar Cuencas 207 Tori Trinder 232 Linda Switzer 356 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORD'S LIEN, MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN CASH. January 29; February 5, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11000652GCS TCM FLORIDA IX, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. FREEDOM LAND TRUST LLC, a foreign limited liability company, GEORGE A. BECKHAM, and GLENDA J. BECKHAM, Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO S45.031, FLA. STAT. TO ALL DEFENDANTS AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on January 23, 2012, in Case No.: 11000652GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which TCM FLORIDA IX, LLC is the Plaintiff, and FREEDOM LAND TRUST LLC, et al., are the Defendants, I, Bob Germaine, the Highlands County Clerk of the Court, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Lots 9 and 10 in Block 18, and Lot 3, Block 19, of Town of Avon Park, in Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, according to the official plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 58, of the Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida (of which Highlands County was formerly a part). The sale will be held on February 16, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., or soon thereafter, to the highest bidder for cash, except as set forth in this Final Judgment, in the Highlands County Court House, Jury Assembly Room, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, in accordance with S45.031, F la. Stat. 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on the 23rd day of January, 2012. Bob Germaine Clerk of the Court (court seal Deputy Clerk January 29; February 5, 2012 IN THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-19 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF LAWRENCE E. WOEHLERT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LAWRENCE E. WOEHLERT, deceased, whose date of death was December 10, 2011, and the last four digits of whose social security number is 7291, is pending in the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 29, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Goebel Kent Reece 16 Century Boulevard Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael T. Heider, CPA Attorney for Petitioner, Goebel K. Reece Michael T. Heider, P.A. Florida Bar Number: 30364 10300 49th Street North Clearwater, Florida 33762 Telephone: (888 Fax: (888 E-Mail: admin@heiderlaw.com January 29; February 5, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-06 IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES S. SINGLETARY a.k.a. JAMES SINGLETARY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JAMES S. SINGLETARY a.k.a. JAMES SINGLETARY, deceased, whose date of death was December 15, 2011, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-6667, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against dece-d ent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 22, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas Stewart Singletary 2 786 Nautilus Drive Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.comF lorida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863 January 22, 29, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-08 IN RE: ESTATE OF ELEANORE A. LEJEUNE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ELEANORE A. LEJEUNE, deceased, whose date of death was January 2, 2012, and whose social security number is 181-12-4468, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 22, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Martin N. LeJeune, Jr. 4456 Joy Chapel Road Loganville, GA 30052 Attorney for Personal Representative:s /s/ ROBERT E. LIVINGSTON Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 January 22, 29, 2012 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 28-2009-CA-001370 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2 Plaintiff, vs. FICHOT; ESTATE OF ROSE M.; DOE; JOHN; DOE; JANE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE; HEIRS; DEVISEES; GRANTEES; ASSIGNEES; LIENOR; CREDITORS; TRUSTEES; ALL OTHER WHO CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF ROSE M. FICHOT; DECEASED, ET AL Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE; HEIRS; DEVISEES; GRANTEES; ASSIGNEES; LIENORS; CREDITORS; TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF ROSE M. FICHOT whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 412, SECTION ``D'', SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. h as been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 3010 North Military Trail, Suite 300, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 on or before February 28, 2012 (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County, Florida, this 23rd day of January, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Toni Kopp DEPUTY CLERK January 29; February 5, 2012 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads placed under the Bargain Buys discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. The customer can list a set for 1 price, i.e. Bedroom set ... $100 is allowed; Chairs (22o list an ad stating Each, the ad must be charged at the non-discounted rate, using the Open Rate pricing. No commercial items are allowed to be placed under our Bargain Buys specials. Items must be common household items. Ads for Pets, stating Free to Good Home, are allowed to be placed under the Bargain Buy category. 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C M Y K Page 12ANews-SunSunday, January 29, 2012www.newssun.com N OTICE OFPROPOSED RULE DEVELOPM ENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER A MENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 6 .912 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC H EARING N OTICE is hereby given that the School B oard of Highlands County is developing an a mendment to Rule 6.912, Terminal Pay. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to amend the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at 5:30 p .m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School S treet, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development works hop will be noticed in a local newspaper. T he request must be submitted to Wally Cox, S uperintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the prop osed amendment is to update in accordance w ith annual review and implement statutory c hanges and other corrective measures as d eemed necessary. A summary of the prop osed rule or amendment is as follows: The School Board shall provide terminal pay at normal retirement or disability retirement t o a member of the instructional, professional a dministrative, or noninstructional staff or his/her beneficiary, if service is terminated by death as defined in this policy. Normal retirem ent and disability retirement as used in t his subsection shall mean retirement under t he Florida Retirement System (FRS other plan established by the legislature. Nor-m al retirement is defined as 62 years of age or 3 0 years of service. The specific legal authori ty includes Sections 1001.41, 1012.22 and 1 012.23, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The S chool District believes that the proposed rule o r amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local governm ent agencies, and will not result in significant a dverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist a nd/or are precluded by law. The cost to the S chool District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. T he estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superin-t endents office, George Douglass Administrat ion Building (Attn. Connie Scobey School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday t hrough Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD O F HIGHLANDS COUNTY, B Y: Wally Cox S uperintendent & ex officio secretary J anuary 29, 2012 1050L egals LOST DOG-Long haired white, 60 lbs, Jan 22,2012 N. Highlands Ridge N. golf course. Reward! 863-368-1835 or 863-452-6527 LOST DOGBrown female Cur Mix. Last seen January 15th on Old Kissimmee River, Ft. Basinger. Call 863-467-1521 Reward! 1200Lost & Found 1100AnnouncementsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it iscorrect.Sometimesinstruction s over the 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:314-9876 News-Sun Classified Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 29, 2012Page 13A 2000 BUICKLa Sabre LTD, Leather Interior, Loaded. Good Condition! Priced To Sell!! Call 863-453-5216 9450Automotive for SaleCAR TRAILER6' x 16'. Brakes, Dual Wheels. Very good cond. $1800 Call 863-385-2391 9220Utility TrailersSCOOTER 2008SUZUKI BURGMAN 400, pin stripping,matching trunk, 3,400 miles, in great condition. Call 863-453-7027 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 T ransportationFIFTH WHEELRV 2011 Monte Carlo. 3 Slide Outs. 2 bdrm.., 2 air conditioners, washer & dryer. many more options. Must sell. $29,500 Call 630-631-8722 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that a ll dogs and cats sold in Florida m ust be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520P ets & SuppliesFREE TOGOOD HOME! 2 Mixed Breed Dogs/small & crate trained. Must move & can't have pets. 863-273-0800 7520P ets & Supplies SEBRING -Highlands Wheels Estate RV Park, 1004 Hammock Rd. Sat. Feb 4, 8am -Noon. Food & Baked Goods, 50/50 Raffle & Other Raffle. Misc Items. SEBRING -218 Eagle Ave., Feb 1-2-3, Wed.-Thur.Fri., 8am ? Nautical Estate Items, 100 pcs. Wade Minatures Collectibles and some misc. 7320Garage &Yard Sales WASHER TOPLoader, Whirlpool. Small to super size loads. Extra rinse option & hand wash to heavy duty. Works great. $ 50 863-414-8392 TV RCA27" Stereo monitor Model F27351WN, Works good, Nice condition! $50. 863-382-6312 TELEVISION 25"Magnavox. Excellent Condition. $50 863-382-6006 SOFA 84"3 CUSHION. Mauve, green & blue floral stripes on light background w/wood trim. $75 cash. Call 863-385-7467. RODS &REELS 4 New! Shakespeare Ugly Stik. $100 Call 863-655-1846. LAZY BOYRECLINER / BEIGE $30 863-453-3398 LAMPS (2Beautiful. $50 pair. 863-382-6006 HOT POINTHeavy duty 2 speed Washer. Works good, Nice condition! $50. 863-382-6312 GOLF BALLS/ NEW / PER DOZEN. $4 863-385-2605 CRIB NATURALcolored w/mattress. Very clean. $95 Call 863-453-3398 BABIES RUS Light Wood crib with Sealy mattress $75. 863-453-3398 7310B argain Buys DIRT DEVILRoom mate sweeper $20. MAGELLAN Roadmate GPS #1412 used 3 times $50. AUDIOVOX two way radios $10. BUG ZAPPER, $5. 5 gal. gas can $5. 1 gal. gas can $2. ADCO, TYVEK R.V. cover, NEW, fits trailers 28'7'' to 31'6'' $125. BED EXTENDER, NEW, for Ford F-150, aluminum pipe, $50. SEARS 51/2'' cordless trim saw 19.2 volt, no battery, $25. SEARS 19.2 volt cordless JIG SAW, no battery, $25. Call 863-453-7027. BROYHILL FONTANA* Light Wood Twin beds (2 and Jamison Mattresses. $290. 863-453-3398 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 7180F urniture REFRIGERATOR KENMOREside by side w/ice & water in door. White in color. Works great! $350. 863-381-9528 REFRIGERATOR 3yr. Frigidaire Gallery Series. 25 cu. ft. white, side by side w/ice & water in door. $400 Call 863-417-3305 CERAMIC TOPSTOVE Frigidaire Gallery Series. 3 yr. 30", white w/regular & convection oven. $300. Call 863-471-3305. 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING 640Park St. 6400 sq ft, $1600/mo: A/C, office, BA, 8 overhead doors, 3 phase electric, fenced yard, near Sebring Parkway. Call Chip Boring 863-385-0077 or Cell 863-381-1298 6750Commercial RentalSEBRING -STORAGE RENTALS 12' X 30' with 10' X 10' Doors. 602 Park Street, Sebring,Fl. Call 863-385-7486 6550Warehousesfor Rent SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-402-1142 LAKE PLACID3BR, 2BA, on Lake Carrie with access to Lake June. Boat d ock & Boat house. $795 month / month, first & security. Pets OK! 786-285-5026 6300Unfurnished HousesAVON PARKSHADY OAKS APTS 1 & 2 BR Fully renovated units, W/D hookups. Laundry service available. Senior Discount. 863-257-0017 6200U nfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -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 6150FurnishedA partments SEBRING PINEKey Villa. Gated Comm unity. 2/2, Pool. Very Nice. $750/mo. + $500 security. Call 863-382-2812 SEBRING 2/1Villa. Wood floors, new fans. Very Nice. W/D, Fridge, tile floors, P atio, very private, newly renovated. $500/mo. Call 561-967-7161. 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent 6000 R entalsSEBRING -(2 Quiet Area, Children OK. No Pets. (11 Call 863-840-0494 or 863-465-1451 5150Mobile HomesFor RentSEBRING 2/2.Lovely Double Wide in Sebring Village. Completely Furn. incl. Baldwin Organ. Florida room, Enclosed side porch, incl. Laundry & Shop area. $15,000 obo. 269-369-8869 SEBRING -TRIPLE WIDE HOME / CORNER LOT / ON OWNED LAND IN SEBRING FALLS. PRICE REDUCED TO $55,000. MOTIVATED SELLER. JOE PICIOR, S ANDERS REALTY GROUP. Res. 699-5687 OR Bus. 465-1400 SEBRING -SAFE, SECURE, GATED COMMUNITY. 2BR, 1BA Central Heat & Air, W/D, Deck. Totally Furnished, Like New $26,000 obo. Comes w/ Golf Cart. Low Lot Rent. V ery Well Located. Call 863-414-5284 SEBRING -FURNISHED 2BR / 2BA with land 60'x120' 2 enclosed porches, 12'x32' carport, 12'x30' Florida room, in 55+ park, $38,500 or best cash offer by Feb. 25, 863-458-0442. 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale SEBRING -**PARK MODEL** 10' X 22', 55 Plus Park. 1BR, 1BA, Enclosed Florida Room, Heat & Air., New Roof, 15' X 15' Shed. Excellent Condition! 765-603-7764 PALM HARBORHOMES NEW HOME STIMULUS 5K For Your Used Mobile Home Any Condition 800-622-2832 ext 210 AVON PARK** PRICE REDUCED ** Furn. 2BR, 2BA, With Land. Rent Free. Renovated / Painted / New Laminate / Carpets. Kit Cupboards. Just bring toothbrush. 863-453-4338 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING -Villa's At Pine Key. By Owner! 3BR, 2BA, 2CG, enclosed FL. Room, Gated Community w/ Clubhouse & Pool. Close to Everything! $149,900. 863-402-1934 4120Villas & CondosFor Sale LAKE PLACIDSylvan Shores 2/2. Pool, remodeled kitchen, ADT alarm, privacy fence, fireplace, guest cottage. $10,000. down. Owner financing. $99,500. Call 863-465-7838 LAKE PLACID2/2 Block Home. Cathedral ceiling in Living & Dining Room. Water access Lake Carrie, a place for your boat at dock for only $10 monthly. Assoc. fees only $30 monthly. $129,900. Call Rhonda 772-321-4984 4100Homes for SaleLake PlacidSEBRING 3/2.Large garage. Fenced in Yard. 100 x 150. $65,000. Call 863-314-0130 4080H omes for SaleSebringSEBRING VANTAGEPOINTE By Owner Large 2/2/2 Furnished or Unfurnished. A nxious To Sell! SOLD!!!! 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialDO YOUNEED HELP Taking care of your Elder loved Ones? Lots of TLC. Please call 863-465-5999. 2300W ork WantedC ERTIFIED MEDICALSECRETARY Exp. in ICD/CPT coding, insurance billing, front desk, etc. I desire to be a member of Highlands County Community, where I am able to fish on my days off, and, eventually retire in that quiet relaxing setting that Highlands County o ffers. Please call Teri @ 239-462-9652. Thank You. 2300Work Wanted TEACHER NEEDED For 2-yr. old Class, at a Christian Private School, in Avon Park. Experience Needed. Full Time Position. Call 863-443-2344 & Leave Message. SEVERAL TUTORSNEEDED for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Monday Thursday 2:30-5:00. Mileage paid @ $.50/mile. Compensation is $25/hour. Year round position. To start as soon as possible Call 786-326-5179. Please email resume to: inspired2think@aol.com SEND REPLYto Box 114, The News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring FL,33870.MAINTENANCE PERSON NEEDED F/T for large assisted living facility. Someone who has knowledge of repairing A/C's small general repairs, floor care, painting and various other duties. problem solving ability a must. Salary based on experience. RESTAURANT HIRINGSERVERS& DISHWASHERS Needed. at Spring Lake Golf Resort. Apply in Person. Wed Sat 2 5. Call for directions only 863-655-0900. OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT Experienced Ophthalmic Assistant Positions available, COA preferred but not required. Please send resume to: Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida Attn: Human Resources 5032 US 27 N Sebring, Fl 33870 or Fax to 863-385-7442 or Email to cgrice@EyesFl.Com MECHANIC NEEDEDGrove Equipment, Sprayers, Spreaders Mowers, Tire Changing, Truck Servicing & Power Units. Experienced people only need to apply. Benefits, Retirement & Vacation. Call Frostproof (863 7:00 am 5:00 pm. DFW-EOE EXPERIENCED P/TFLOOR TECH NEEDED. Maintaining Tile floors in a commercial setting. Apply in person @ 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd. Sebring Fl. 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C M Y K SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, January 29, 2012 B y LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentAVON PARK Despite having the early lead, SouthF lorida Community College couldnt hold off a late charge by Daytona State College in a 7-4 loss Friday afternoon in the season opener at Pantherf ield. Both teams started strong and held a tight defense thatw ould allow the first run to cross the plate until Evan LewisRBI to center brought in Jordan Rivera in the bottom of the fourth inning. Justin Tedder would s oon follow with a sacrifice fly to right field that brought Lewis in to add to the Panthers 2-0 lead. S tarter Taylor Layner pitched well for SFCC before he reached hisp itch limit and Jared Hine was sent in to relieve him. Some tightness in his shoulder, however, would take Hine out of the game early and Daniel Bishop took them ound. Daytona decided to send in a submarinedelivery pitcher at this point in the game, hop-i ng to slow the Panther offense. The Falcons would not see t heir first run until the top of the seventh but would eventually score five in that frame before the final out was made by both a fly out to Lewis and his throw down to home. D aytona loaded the bases and added two more run in the ninth. Catcher Joe Jusino picked up a RBI in the bottom of then inth to make it 7-4, but that was as close as the home team would get. Panthers fall in season opener News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN SFCC Catcher Joe Jusino tags out Daytona States Roby Williams during Fridays season opener at Panther Field. D aytona7S FCC4 B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comA VON PARK Avon Park easily handled Mulberry Friday night with a 97-55 win over the Panthers in front of a packed crowd in Avon Park. T he win Friday leaves the Devils 13-6 for the season and ties them with DeSoto for top seed in the district. Avon Park lost to DeSoto 77-70 earlier in the season, according to Luther Clemons, Avon Parks headc oach. It was apparent from the start that Mulberry would struggle with its shooting, and the Devils took advantage of the Panther inaccuracy to jump out in front ending the first quarter ahead 30-13. R eggie Baker led the onslaught for Avon Park, hitting for 42 points b efore the final buzzer, getting stronger as the game progressed. B aker controlled the boards while teammate Marcus Dewberry hit from the corners and followed Baker in scoring with 28 points. Dewberry racked five 3-pointers, four in the first h alf, contributing to the 50-27 lead over the Panthers at intermission. Clemons kept his starters in the game despite the running clock in the third, making sure that they had enough floor time as the district games approach. We played well together tonight, Clemons said. e had a lot of hustle out there tonight. We played well together and played as a team. We worked at it hard and made very few mistakes. Panthers Tyrik Johnson and Eli Green each had 14. The loss sets the Mulberry record at 5-10 for the season. The Panthers struggled at the line and just hit one free throw out of seven attempts while the Devils hit 14 of their 18 attempts. Avon Park moves on to face Clearwater Central Catholic on the road at 7 p.m. Monday. Bakers 42 lead Devils to blowout of Mulberry News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Avon Parks Reggie Baker gets two and the foul in the first quarter of the game on Friday against Mulberry. Baker would end the night with 42 points. AP now tied for top spot in district standings Avon Park97M ulberry55 B y LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondent SEBRING Small-town athletes are often considered big fish in a s mall pond who will eventually meet a few sharks in the thrashing waters of c ollege-level sports. Sebrings John JC Shoop readily accepted that challenge with bait and hook in hand to prove that, with determination and hard work, dreams canb e achieved. As a result of his dedication, Shoop was recently named a football first team All-American in the NAIA, considered the best left guard within all 90 schools of the division. Not only does this honor highlight h is success as a player, but his character and leadership qualities as well. S hoop was captain of his football team at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. where he recently graduated with a degree in business finance. When asked about the adjustment he f aced, Shoop explained that there is a major difference between high school and college football. The speed that the game is played at in college is a much quicker pace.E very player on the field is a good athlete. There is also a lot more time spent studying film and your opponent. Clearly, this change was one that came fairly naturally to Shoop as he continued to show the skills that earned him this prestigious title. Shoop honored as first team AllAmerican By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentMYRTLE PARK The Sebring boyssoccer team fell short in a 6-2 loss as they took on Auburndale in the Class 3A, District 13 finals Thursday night in Myrtle Park. The Bloodhounds had a very successful season under their belt, taking wins by a rather large margin while only allowing one goal per game for their opponents. That is, until Sebring captain Marcelo Gori put the first ball in the net of the night and was followed by an assist to Estebinson Joseph that would bounce of the Bloodhound goalies block attempt to give Sebring an early 2-0 lead. Unfortunately, Auburndale was quick to respond with three goals of their own before the end of the half, and another three before the final whistle. e played an incredible 20 minutes and a decent first half, but when Auburndale scored the momentum shifted, said head coach Streaks fall in district final News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Sebrings Donovan White tries to control the ball under pressure from the Auburndale defense Thursday night. Auburndale6Sebring2 See SFCC, page 3B See SHOOP, page 3B See STREAKS, page 3B Cant hold early lead, but still advance to regional playoffs Special to the News-SunIf there is a second home for Audi Sport, it may be Sebring. The successful German racing outfit routinely tests at Sebring International Raceway multiple times in a year, and Audi has missed Sebrings 12-hour race the opening round of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrn just once since 1999. This years 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida is likely to see Audi bring its fifth different prototype to race in Americas greatest sports car race the closed-top Audi R18 TDI. Audi debuted its R8R in 1999, and it took victories with the R8, R10 TDI and R15 TDI prototypes. In addition to the 12 Hours, Audi does a considerable amount of preparation for the 24 Hours of Le Mans each year at the central Florida circuit. Sebring means a lot to Audi. It was the scene of our first ever race with a sports prototype in 1999 while the following year we achieved our first sports prototype victory with the R8, said Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, Head of Audi Sport. Since then we have scored nine victories at Sebring so it would be great to achieve a 10th Audi win in the 60th running of this very special race which, from my point of view, is a perfect race to start the new FIA World Endurance Championship. Indeed. Although Audi has yet to confirm its participation to the WEC and Sebring, Ullrich deems an entry likely. And thats fine with his drivers. The 12 Hours of Sebring is an amazing race, with great history and fantastic fans, said Dindo Capello, a fourtime winner at the 12 Hours. Will Audi bring R18 to Sebring? See AUDI, page 4B To be a TitanL ake Placids N ielander headed t o Brevard PAGE3 B


C M Y K EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB Philadelphia136.684 Boston99.5003.5 New York712.3686 New Jersey713.3506.5 Toronto614.3007.5 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami145.737 Atlanta146.700.5 Orlando127.6322 Washington316.15811 Charlotte317.15011.5 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago174.810 Indiana126.6673.5 Cleveland711.3898.5 Milwaukee711.3898.5 Detroit416.20012.5 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division WLPctGB Dallas128.600 San Antonio128.600 Houston118.579.5 Memphis108.5561 New Orleans415.2117.5 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City163.842 Denver145.7372 Portland128.6004.5 Utah107.5885 Minnesota910.4747 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers106.625 L.A. Lakers118.579.5 Golden State612.3335 Phoenix612.3335 Sacramento613.3165.5 Friday's Games Philadelphia 89, Charlotte 72 Boston 94, Indiana 87 New Jersey 99, Cleveland 96 Atlanta 107, Detroit 101, OT Chicago 107, Milwaukee 100 Houston 103, Washington 76 New Orleans 93, Orlando 67 Minnesota 87, San Antonio 79 Miami 99, New York 89 Dallas 116, Utah 101 Denver 96, Toronto 81 Portland 109, Phoenix 71 Oklahoma City 120, Golden State 109 Saturday's Games Washington at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New York at Houston, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Sacramento at Utah, 9 p.m. Sunday's Games Chicago at Miami, 3:30 p.m. Cleveland at Boston, 6 p.m. Toronto at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Indiana at Orlando, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Dallas, 6:30 p.m.A tlanta at New Orleans, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Denver, 8 p.m. Monday's Games Chicago at Washington, 7 p.m. Orlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Portland at Utah, 9 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.NBALEADERSScoring GFGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL1820312354930.5 James, MIA1516311044529.7 Durant, OKC171569943725.7 Anthony, NYK1512910438525.7 Love, MIN1713412242424.9 Ellis, GOL151277434623.1 Aldridge, POR171577138622.7 Griffin, LAC141185729421.0 Westbrook, OKC171376935320.8 Bosh, MIA161296532820.5 Jennings, MIL161234432320.2 Howard, ORL161159132120.1 Martin, HOU171137233219.5 J. Johnson, ATL181245834419.1 Gay, MEM161273830218.9 Jefferson, UTA141093825618.3 Field Goal Pct. FGFGAPCT Gortat, PHX108182.593 James, MIA163289.564 Millsap, UTA107193.554 Howard, ORL115208.553 White, CHA63116.543 Hibbert, IND91168.542 Williams, LAC63117.538 Gasol, MEM94175.537 Harrington, DEN103192.536 Bynum, LAL91171.532 Nash, PHX84158.532 Blair, SAN81153.529 Okafor, NOR65123.528 Boozer, CHI130246.528 Bosh, MIA129245.527 Paul, LAC64123.520 Rondo, BOS75145.517 McGee, WAS86167.515 3-Point Field Goal Pct. 3FG3FGAPCT Allen, BOS3664.563 Sefolosha, OKC1222.545 Rush, GOL2444.545 Ginobili, SAN1427.519 George, IND2449.490 Morris, PHX1735.486 Watson, CHI1429.483 Collison, IND1429.483 Turkoglu, ORL3369.478 Gibson, CLE2656.464 Prince, DET1328.464 Jefferson, SAN4495.463 Farmar, NJN2146.457 Gordon, DET2044.455 Paul, LAC1022.455 Williams, LAC1329.448 Thompson, GOL2147.447 Carter, DAL1636.444 Free Throw Pct. FTFTAPCT Crawford, POR5154.944 Redick, ORL4750.940 Martin, HOU7277.935 Dalembert, HOU2628.929 Anderson, ORL3943.907 Hill, PHX2932.906 Lowry, HOU5864.906 Nowitzki, DAL6673.904 Farmar, NJN2831.903 Billups, LAC6067.896 Mullens, CHA3438.895 Allen, BOS3438.895 Jones, IND2528.893 J. Johnson, ATL5865.892 Rebounds Per Game GOFFDEFTOTAVG Howard, ORL166419225616.0 Love, MIN177516223713.9 Bynum, LAL145213318513.2 Griffin, LAC144711416111.5 Varejao, CLE15669816410.9 Cousins, SAC177910418310.8 Lee, GOL155011116110.7 Gasol, MEM163213817010.6 Humphries, NJN16659916410.3 Hibbert, IND15491001499.9 Assists Per Game GASTAVG Nash, PHX1515210.1 Rondo, BOS131229.4 Calderon, TOR171488.7 Lowry, HOU151308.7 Rose, CHI141218.6 Rubio, MIN171458.5 Paul, LAC9768.4 D. Williams, NJN171438.4 Parker, SAN181468.1 Conley, MEM141047.4 Jack, NOR161187.4 James, MIA151097.3 Wall, WAS171237.2 Felton, POR171217.1 Ellis, GOL151036.9 Lawson, DEN161076.7 Miller, DEN171136.6 Steals Per Game GSTLAVG Paul, LAC9252.78 Shumpert, NYK12312.58 Rubio, MIN17422.47 Conley, MEM14342.43 Lowry, HOU15322.13 Teague, ATL18382.11 James, MIA15312.07 Allen, MEM16332.06 Iguodala, PHL17342.00 Jennings, MIL16281.75 Millsap, UTA15261.73 Ellis, GOL15261.73 Holiday, PHL17291.71 Gallinari, DEN17291.71 Westbrook, OKC17281.65 Lawson, DEN16261.63 Gay, MEM16261.63 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers311246613296 Philadelphia2914563162142 Pittsburgh2817460152127 New Jersey2619355129136 N.Y. Islanders1922745115143 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3114264171102 Ottawa2719660157160 Toronto2519555151147 Montreal1921947130134 Buffalo2024545119149 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida22151155122136 Washington2619355136137 Winnipeg2222650124143 Tampa Bay2123446136165 Carolina1824945130159 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit3316167160117 St. Louis2913765124102 Chicago2915664162144 Nashville3016464140127 Columbus1330632115163 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver3015464158122 Minnesota2418755115126 Colorado2623254131144 Calgary2321652120137 Edmonton1826541122142 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose2714660131110Los Angeles24161058111111 Dallas2521252126136 Phoenix2220852130134 Anaheim1823743124144 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday's Games No games scheduled Today's Games Team Chara vs. Team Alfredsson, 4 p.m. Monday's Games No games scheduled THESCOREBOARD N N B B A A S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Chicago at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 6 6 p p . m m . Indiana at Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . San Antonio at Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . O rlando at Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NT T R R A A C C K K A A N N D D F F I I E E L L D D S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . M SG U.S. Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T T E E N N N N I I S S S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . Australian Open, Mens Final . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S S K K A A T T I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . U.S. Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CTimes, games, channels all subject to change W W O O M M E E N N S S C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . North Carolina State at Virginia Tech . . . S S U U N N 2 2 p p . m m . M ississippi State at South Carolina . . . . . . . 3 3 8 8 3 3 p p . m m . Penn State at Michigan State . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 3 3 p p . m m . Iowa State at Texas A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 5 5 p p . m m . Tennessee at Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Connecticut at Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2G G O O L L F F S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . PGA Farmers Insurance Open . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Farmers Insurance Open . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 3 3 p p . m m . EuroPGA Abu Dhabi Championships . G G O O L L F FN N F F L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Pro Bowl from Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Michigan at Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 1 1 p p . m m . Miami at Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 4 4M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Pittsburgh at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . Missouri at Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . M ichigan State at Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . Clemson at Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Vanderbilt at Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N LI VESP ORTSONTV NBA Standings NHL Standings Page 2BNews-SunSunday, January 29, 2012w ww.newssun.com State shuffleboard tourney held in Avon ParkAVONPARKThe Florida State A mateur Shuffleboard Ray Dell Memorial tournament was held in Avon P ark on Jan. 23-24. It was sponsored by Pat Dell Realty and 64 West Collision. Results were: M ain event winners were Bill LaBranche and Ken Smith, second place were Jean-Guy Allaire and Leon B ourque, third were Rosemary Comeau and Lynn Shick and fourth were William S tarace and George Hinman. Consolation round winners were Pat Dell and William Tedford, second were Wilda Keem and Mary Russell, third were Jim Mondry and Odessa Miller andf ourth were Donald Hann and Harold Miller.Register for the third annual SFCC Panther 5K Run/WalkAVON PARK The third annual S outh Florida Community College Panther 5K Run/Walk will be held S aturday, Feb. 25 at the SFCC Highland Campus. The SFCC Foundation Inc. and Bill Jarrett Ford Mercury are sponsoring the event, and proceeds benefit the college's intercollegiate athletics programs. T he Panther 5K Run/Walk will take participants on a path through the beautiful SFCC Highlands Campus and along College Drive. The entry fee for the SFCC Panther 5K Run/Walk is $25t hrough Feb. 15 and $30 from Feb. 16 through the day of the race. Students with a current I.D. may register for $20. Every participant may request a Dri-Fit long-sleeve shirt. Sizes cannot be guaranteed for those who enter on Feb. 16 or after that date. Registration is 7-7:45 a.m. on race day. The race begins at 8 a.m. Awards will be given to the first three finishers in each age (6 and up gory as well as Overall and Masters. Entry forms are available online at http://www.southflorida.edu/panther5k/. For information about the SFCC Panther 5K Run/Walk or for directions to SFCC, call the SFCC Foundation at 863-4533133.AP softball registrationAVON PARK Avon Park Girls Softball will be holding registration for girls, ages 4-15, on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the girlsfield on Anoka Street. Need to bring a copy of the childs birth certificate. Any questions, please call Kim Bennett at 443-1043.Sebring Senior SoftballSEBRING Asenior 70-and-over softball league began Tuesday, Jan. 10. Interested players must have been born in 1943 or before. It will be a drafted league. Games will be played at the Highlands County Sports Complex on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. All interested softball players should contact Harry Bell at 382-0542 or see him at the Sports Complex on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.Scholarship GolfSEBRING The Second Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be on Saturday, March 31, at the Country Club of Sebring. The four-man scramble with handicap flights has a $65 entry fee per person. R egistration is at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start 8:30 a.m. Entry fee includes greens fee, golf ca rt and lunch. Contests: Great prizes for Hole-inOne, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. M ake checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. For questions contact Alvin Walters a t 381-5706 or Jerome Matthews at 2732 533. Submit entries by Monday, March 26 All proceeds benefit college-bound s enior graduates, Class of 2012.GOLS Indoor Soccer LeagueA VON PARK Registration for GOLS Indoor Soccer League is Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to Noon at First Baptist Church of Avon Park. S ign-ups will take place in the Family Life Center (old Avon Park Recreation Center across from the tennis courts d owntown Avon Park). T he GOLS Indoor Soccer League is a co-ed league for 13to 18-year olds. Registration is $12 and is limited to the first 40 players to sign up. For insurance purposes, please bring identification with proof of age. Each team plays one game a week at 6 :30 p.m. (Tuesday or Thursday) from Feb. 14-Apr. 19, ending with a tournament. G OLS (Goals Of Life and Soccer in its ninth year as a ministry of First Baptist Church of Avon Park. Participants learn soccer and team skills from certified coaches. For more information, contact Coach Severn at 452-1250 or Coach Virkler at 385-3235.Rotary Day at the Ball ParkAVONPARK ABarbeque benefitting the South Florida State College baseball and softball programs will be held Saturday, Feb. 4. Tickets are $8, which gets you pulled pork, cole slaw, baked beans, bun and ic e tea from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Action on the field gets underway with a baseball doubleheader beginning at Noon and a softball doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.Womens Club TourneySEBRING The Sebring Womens Club will be hosting itssecond annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 18, on the Turtle Run Course at Sun N Lake. Check-in is at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The tournament is a 4-person scramb le format, open to both men and women. Cost is $55 per player, or $220 per team, and includes 18 holes of golf, car t fee, lunch and prizes. Aputting contest is available, as well as a $2,000 Hole-In-One prize being sponsored by The Cohan Radio Group. Entry forms are available at local pro shops and are to be sent to The Womans Club of Sebring, P.O.Box 8174, Sebring, FL33872. Registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 13. To obtain an entry form or more infor mation contact Johnell West at 382-0824. The proceeds are to benefit the Womens Club of Sebring Scholarship Fund and numerous community service projects. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS L ake Placid MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.LaBelle,6/7:30 p.m. T UESDAY: Girls Basketball at District Tournament,Avon Park,TBD Sebring M ONDAY: Girls Basketball hosts District Tournament,TBD TUESDAY: Girls Basketball hosts District Tournament,TBD SFCC TODAY: Baseball at Lake Sumter Community College,1 p.m. M ONDAY: Baseball at Webber International University,6 p.m. A von Park MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Clearwater Central Catholic,7 p.m.; Girls Basketball hosts District Tournament,TBD


C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID It was time to make a move for Lady Dragon volleyballs tandout Alana Nielander. In her search to continue her education and playing career at the collegiate level, she had a few options. I looked at a few schools, went to tryouts at Warner, Indian River and Brevard, Nielander said. Of course I considered South Florida, where coach (Kimh as been such a tremendous help to me over the years, but I just felt I wanted to get away Aschool in Nebraska had a lso shown interest, but Nielander didnt want to get q uite that far away, and the senior outside hitter signed to play at the Melbourne based Brevard Community College on Friday. It was really just the feeling I got from the players, s he said. When I went there, they were so friendly and welcoming. I had also been at a beach volleyball camp in Fort L auderdale and got to be friends with their libero, Kara Young, so that helpedt oo. But I had seen them play at a tournament at SFCC, N ielander continued. I really liked the way they play a nd their coach (Herb Tokumoto, has a unique style of coaching that I like. Looking to major in nursing, the school fit her needsa cademically as well, though that eventually could cause a shift in her game. I can get my AAand a lot of my required courses there, and then hopefully find a s chool to play beach volleyball at, Nielander said. The time constraints of the pro-g ram would make it hard with games during the week. But beach volleyball only p lays on weekends. Whether on the hardwood indoors or landing with sandb etween her toes, Nielander is moving toward her future. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 29, 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 H ARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 6 6 3 3 24/7 3x10.5 bw 00016345 e were in a few positions to score and ended up with runners left on; that adds up, said head coach Rick Hitt. Weve got a good grasp on positions and everyone on the team has a role. The guys have to define and then accept their goal and do the best they can to help support the team. It is still early in the season. This was the first of 50 games. We played hard and will build off of what we saw today Hitt also took the opportunity to thank the fans for their support despite the gloomy weather. SFCC hit the road this weekend to face Seminole State College on Saturday and Lake Sumter Community College today. They will also take on Webber International University Monday before meeting them back at Panther Field on Wednesday. Continued from page 1B Upon receiving the news, Shoop explained, I wasv ery excited. I was informed several weeks in advance t hat I would be chosen as an All-American, although I did not know I was going to be first team All American. Shoop could not take all t he credit for himself though. He continually t hanks his family for their continued support. Ever encouraging, the S hoop family saw this as a time for celebration. Pizza w as ordered and the family settled down to watch a movie together. Wouldnt have it any other way, Shoop said. T he road to victory, however, was not without its speed bumps. Shoop suffered season-ending injuries to his knee and then elbowd uring both his sophomore and junior years.. T his was not going to put an end to Shoops career, and with rehabilitation andf ortitude he saw himself back on the field in no time. S hoop also offers this very same advice to aspiring athletes both on and off thef ield. ou cant be successful o n the field if you dont take care of business in the classroom. Once you have a college degree, no one can take it away from you. N ow hanging up his cleats in exchange for a suit, S hoop looks forward to starting his business career and taking with him the lifel essons he has learned from his many years of football. Continued from page 1B Courtesy photo J.C. Shoop is joined on the field by his mother, Jan, and father, John. Shoop named All-American Panthers drop season opener Keith Bowyer. Regarding Auburndales record and their previous matches against Sebring, Bowyer added, Theyreu sed to winning and have a strong feeder program; t onight was definitely an improvement. e scored the first two goals and nobody expected that, which is something tob e proud of. It has been a great season, and now its on to regionals on Tuesday This is a strong team, Gori said. We just need toc apitalize on moving around the field as a group. I am looking forward to moving on and making a name for us next week. S ebrings opponent had not been determined as of press time on Saturday. Continued from page 1B Nielander trades Dragons for Titans News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE L ake Placids Alana Nielander will be headed to Melbourne next season to play volleyball with the Lady Titans of B revard Community College. News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Sebrings Estebinson Joseph fights off an Auburndale Bloodhound for control of the ball Thursday night. Streaks fall in district final MIAMI (AP hired by Mike Sherman in Green Bay. On Friday, Philbin returned the favor. The new coach of the Miami Dolphins hired Sherman as offensive coordinator on Friday, also adding Kevin Coyle as the teams defensive coordinator. Combined, the 57-year-old Sherman and the 56-yearold Coyle have 68 years of football coaching experience. They are exactly what I am looking for in terms of leadership, character, and teaching ability, Philbin said. They are both very passionate about the game of football and the players they coach, and that enthusiasm is evident in the meeting rooms and on the field. They are excellent family men and Im thrilled they are joining the Dolphins football family. I cant wait to get started to work with them. In Shermans case, thats more like a reunion than anything else. Sherman and Philbin have a relationship that goes back decades Sherman was once Philbins high school English teacher. When Sherman was head coach at Green Bay, he gave Philbin his first NFLcoaching job. Dolphins hire Sherman, Coyle


C M Y K TAMPA(AP Schiano couldnt resist the challenge of trying to transform the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into winners. The 45-year-old architect of a stunning college football turnaround at Rutgers was formally introduced Friday as the right man to the lead the NFLs youngest team to playoff contention and beyond. I dont believe in doing anything except to be the best, Schiano told a packed auditorium inside the teams posh headquarters and training facility. ere going to try to be the best starting today. How long thats going to take, I cant tell you that. ... But when our best is the best, well be Super Bowl champs. Schiano took over a struggling program at Rutgers and turned it into a Big East contender during an 11-year run with the Scarlet Knights. The Bucs are banking on him to have the same kind of impact in Tampa Bay, which has not won a playoff game since winning its only NFL title in 2002. s a person who came into a program and built it from the ground up. ... He went in there, rolled up his sleeves, cut no corners, did the hard work that was necessary to put it where it is today, Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer said. He has a vision for what he wants to do, how he wants to coach football, Glazer added. We spoke to a lot of people in football. The more people we spoke to, whether it be college or the pros or scouts, it was amazing the feedback you got. There have been numerous suitors for Schiano over the past decade, however he said none of the opportunities seemed right for him. That is until the Bucs called after Raheem Morris was fired on Jan. 2. Ive been in the NFL as an assistant, Schiano said. Ive been a head coach for 11 years. I did not need to bea head coach in the National Football league today. ... So I really studied the team, I studied the situation, I studied the ownership, I studied Mark. Thats what makes me comfortable taking the job. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, January 29, 2012www.newssun.com 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 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 ADVANTAGE FLOOR COVERING; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 1/25,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 1 1 8 8 2 2 Coutures 3x10.5 bw 00016357 Competing in this race and being at Sebring is always v ery special for all of us. Even though Audi Sport has o nly been going to Sebring in recent years, I now feel at homethere because of the numerous tests we conduct t here in addition to the races. The 60th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida takesp lace March 17. It also will mark the first race of the 2 012 FIAWorld Endurance Championship. Visit sebringraceway.com for d etails on tickets and accomm odations. The annual Sebring Winter Test is scheduled for Feb. 8-9 at Sebring InternationalR aceway. Tickets are $10 with no paddock access granted. americanlemans.com C ontinued from page 1B americanlemans.com A udi is likely to bring its closed-cockpit R18 TDIs to race in the 12 Hours of Sebring this March. Audi likely to bring R18 to Sebring for 12 Hours News-Sun photo by BARRYFOSTER Dyson Racing crew members work on their LMP car during testing earlier this week at the Sebring International Raceway. Both Dyson and Rahal Racing were on the short course, working out before the American Le Mans Series official test and tune days slated for mid-F ebruary. Both are competitors for the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From F lorida the coming March 17. Dyson, Rahal test at Raceway New Bucs coach Schiano couldnt resist challenge of NFL


C M Y K Special to the News-SunAVON PARK – The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin performs at the South Florida Community College University Center Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9. This is the second performance of the Kaleidoscope Series, which is held in the intimate 245seat auditorium. The varied program will feature several legendary composers such as Mozart, Gershwin, Joplin, Brahms, Bach, and Tchaikovsky to name a few. Since its formation in the late 1991 in Moscow, the orchestra has performed over 1400 concerts — nearly 600 in Moscow, the rest on tours in 24 countries of Europe, North and South America, and the Far East. The orchestra has recorded over 30 CDs, receiving widespread international acclaim and awards such as the Diapason d’Or in France, Critics Choice in London’s Gramophone and in the New York Times, Record of the Year in Hong Kong and others. Of the 900 compositions in the orchestra’s repertoire, over 20 were written especially for the orchestra by composers from Russia, Europe, and the USA. The SFCC Kaleidoscope Series Season Sponsors are Sebring Pain Management and Rehabilitation Center Inc., Dr. and Mrs. Richard Campbell, Lake Placid Journal and Agri-Leader by Highlands Today. The performance sponsor is Carol Emery. Ticket prices are $25 and $29 and may be purchased online at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 863-784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., located in the front of the Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 West College Drive, Avon Park. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK —The South Florida Community College Panther Drama Club is holding auditions for its upcoming production of “A Memory, AMonologue, A Rant and APrayer,” from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday in Building S, Room 36, SFCC Highlands Campus. Auditions are open to the public, and both men and women are encouraged to participate. Interested actors will be asked to read from a selection of monologues; no preparation is needed. “AMemory, A Monologue, ARant and A Prayer: Writings to End Violence Against Women and Girls” is a groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle. These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of violence at all levels: brutality, neglect, a punch, even a put-down. The performance will take place at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23 inn the SFCC University Center Auditorium. Proceeds will benefit the Peace Rive r Center Sebring Safehouse Domestic Violence Shelter. Call Nelly Ford at 784-7380 for details. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 29, 2012Page 5B SFCC HUMAN RESOURCES; 3.639"; 3"; Black; case worker; 0 0 0 1 6 2 9 6 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 1/29/12; 0 0 0 1 6 3 1 1 Chamber page; 7.444"; 15"; Black; chamber page dummy; 0 0 0 1 6 3 1 8 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Panther Drama Club holding auditions for monologues SFCC to host Chamber Orchestra Courtesy photo T he Chamber Orchestra Kremlin performs at the South Florida Community College University Center Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 DETROIT(AP) — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has launched a webcast player that will allow music lovers to enjoy an upcoming performance of Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4 and other concerts online for free in the comfort of their homes. More than 30,000 people from over 40 countries are expected to view Saturday’s high-definition “Live from Orchestra Hall” webcast. The orchestra said the webcast player will make online viewers feel as if they are sitting in Detroit’s Orchestra Hall. The Symphony said it is the only U.S. orchestra to offer a free series of webcasts. Detroit Symphony offering series of free webcasts CROSSWORDSOLUTION


C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, January 29, 2012www.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 0 0 0 1 6 3 0 3 PALMS OF SEBRING-RETAIL ADVERT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1/29/12; 0 0 0 1 6 3 4 3 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo Kelvin Hair is one of four Florida Highwaymen artists with oil paintings of Florida scenes done in the Highwaymen tradition. He is participating in the 25th Annual Lake Placid Art League Show at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, US 27 South, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Admission is free and door prizes donated by over 55 vendors will be awarded all day. Many other state and nationally known artists including Frank Hnat, Tom Freeman, and Rose Besch along with many other media artists will be at the show. LP Art League show is Saturday Special to the News-SunAVON PARK —The national tour of the Broadway musical Damn Yankees makes a stop during South Florida Community College’s Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts. Home runs, hit songs, and a sizzling temptress named Lola have made Damn Yankees a musical comedy favorite. This is the story of a 1950s middle-aged, baseball fanatic who trades his soul to the devil for a chance to lead his favorite team in the pennant race against the New York Yankees, only to realize the true worth of the life (and wife) he’s left behind. Watch Joe Hardy transform the Washington Senators into a winning team in the pennant race. Devilishly good fun awaits as Hardy tries to outsmart the devil. Filled with songs like “Whatever Lola Wants” and “You Gotta Have Heart,” this show is a musical comedy home run. It’s sassy and winning ways has earned this baseball tale seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. It is based on the novel by Douglass Wallop, “The Year the Yankees Won the Pennant.” This national tour production is large in scale with a cast of 22 actors and singers and seven musicians. This performance is sponsored by MidFlorida Credit Union and Charlie and Tami Cullens. Tickets range from $36 to $43 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu/. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 863-784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office, Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., located in the front of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 West College Drive, Avon Park. Damn Yankees to swing through Avon Park Feb. 6


C M Y K Special to the News-Sun SEBRING — What does an illustrator from New York, a retired college marketing instructor and an artist who has painted over 125 paintings of fish in glasses have in common? They are all artists who are creating and displaying their works at the Highland Art League’s Yellow House Gallery this year. The Gallery has five separate studios with over 25 artists on permanent display. Studio A, just off the Main Members’Gallery, is the home of acrylic artist Linda Kegley, who paints her “Don’t Drink Like a Fish” series (for which she has a US trademark) as well as other brightly colored creations, calligraphy and handpainted furniture. Chuck Thomas is a carver and master of the pine needle basket. He has recently returned from the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina where he studied gourd art. Many of his creations combine his love of carving with his basket-making artistry. John Lasco, a native New Yorker, creates close-up florals and botanicals in colored pencil. “I often get lost in my work, and go into the ‘zone’ so I don't always remember how I did what I did,” Lasco said. “Somehow it does come back to me for the next time. It is both relaxing and challenging at the same time, and the time goes by very fast. My favorite subjects have been doorways, poppies, orchids, calla lilies, bromeliads, bamboos, and koi, so far.” Rounding out the studio is Deborah Morman, who creates one-of-a-kind beaded j ewelry; watercolor artists Lucille Ferrigan and Donna Danielsen; and Norma Evans, painter and pastel artist. The Studio has items from $2 to larger pieces in the hundreds. They offer free gift wrapping as well. Browsers are always welcome at the Yellow House, which is next door to the Sebring Public Library at 1989 Lakeview Drive. The hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Artists’websites can be found at www.highlandsartleague.org/. The Opening Receptions each month are the second Friday, from 5-8 p.m. during Destination Downtown (www.destinationdowntownsebring.com). Thomas will be demonstrating his pine needle basket craft on Friday, Feb. 3 from 1:304:30 p.m. Call 863385-5312. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 29, 2012Page 7B HAVEN COMFORT SHOES; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, 1/29/12; 0 0 0 1 6 3 4 4 FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 9.347"; 13"; Black plus three; process, parachute ad; 0 0 0 1 6 2 9 7 Meet the artists of Highlands Art Leagues Studio A Courtesy photo J ohn Lasco with his work at the Yellow House Gallery Courtesy photo Artist Chuck Thomas with a pine needle. creation. ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT METUCHEN, N.J. (AP) — Robert Hegyes, the actor best known for playing Jewish Puerto Rican student Juan Epstein on the 1970s TVshow “Welcome Back Kotter” has died. He was 60. Aspokesman at JFK Medical Center in Edison, N.J., told the Star-Ledger newspaper that Hegyes, of Metuchen, arrived at the hospital Thursday morning in full cardiac arrest and died. Hegyes was appearing on Broadway in 1975 when he auditioned for “Kotter,” a TV series about a teacher who returns to the inner-city New York school of his youth to teach a group of irreverent remedial students nicknamed the “Sweathogs.” They included the character Vinnie Barbarino, played by John Travolta. The show’s theme song, performed by John Sebastian, became a pop hit. Hegyes also appeared on many other TV series, including “Cagney & Lacey.” Hegyes, played Epstein on Kotter, dies Winslet to receive honorary CesarPARIS (AP) — British actress Kate Winslet is to receive an honorary award next month from organizers of the French equivalent of the Academy Awards. The versatile 36-year-old now on French screens in Roman Polanski’s clashingcouples film “Carnage” will receive the honorary Cesar at the ceremony on Feb. 24. France’s Academy of Cinematic Arts and Techniques presented nominations for the 37th Cesar Awards ceremony on Friday. Child-protection drama “Polisse” led with 13 nominations, while silent, blackand-white film “The Artist” garnered 11.


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, January 29, 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) 6710390. 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+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families; Joy Loomis, music director; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. orchestra rehersal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Children’s Church; 6 p.m. evening worship. Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6 p.m. children’s choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. mission programs. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Call 453-6681 for details. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children’s Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God’s Heart and Sharing God’s Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: 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 God’s 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 Mother’s Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children’s Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) “Where the old fashion gospel is preached.” Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the “Son” always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. 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. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049; fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Masses – Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass; 5 p.m. Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center). Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord’s Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; “Building God’s Kingdom for Everyone.” “Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!” “Alive and Worth the Drive!” Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; 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 men’s 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) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is "Jesus is First at First Christian Church." Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children’s Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, ‘Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures’by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 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 route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (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 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK — The young American pianist Thomas Pandolfi is performing his critically acclaimed program, “Into the Night with Gershwin,” at the South Florida Community College University Center Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2. This is the second performance of the Kaleidoscope Series, which is held in the intimate 245-seat auditorium. Pandolfi is considered a leading interpreter of the works of George Gershwin. Agraduate of the prestigious Julliard School, he has been crisscrossing the globe with performances in Canada, Germany, China, and numerous orchestras in Europe. The “Into the Night with Gershwin” program features Gershwin’s popular “Concerto in F” and “Rhapsody in Blue,” as well as Pandolfi’s improvisation on six of Gershwin’s songs. He has been praised by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. The Ashville Citizen-Times said “Pandolfi is a standout among today’s young pianists, demonstrating a great technician’s grace, finesse and polish ... his virtuosity and strength might have had some believing Gershwin himself had taken over the keyboard.” The SFCC Kaleidoscope Series Season Sponsors are Sebring Pain Management and Rehabilitation Center Inc., Dr. and Mrs. Richard Campbell, Lake Placid Journal and Agri-Leader by Highlands Today. The performance sponsor is anonymous. Ticket prices are $20 and $24 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.ed u/. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 863784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office, Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., located in the front of the Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 West College Drive, Avon Park. Pianist Thomas Pandolfi to play at SFCC Feb. 2 Courtesy photo Pianist Thomas Pandolfi is performing his critically Into the Night with Gershwin at the South Florida Community College University Center Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2. ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. — Anyone who eve r doubted the transformative power of Bob Dylan’s music need only look to Ke$ha. Yes, Ke$ha. The irreverent pop star known for singing about brushing her teeth with “a bottle o f Jack” turns poignant while covering a song from one of music’s great lyricists on the new four-disc “Chimes of Freedom: The Songs o f Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International.” The project features 75 newly recorded Dylan songs by 80 artists, including Adele, Sting, Sugarland, Elvis Costello, hip-hop artist K’naan and others to support the human rights organization. Ke$ha is one of the more unlikely stars to contribute to the compilation, released Tuesday. The pop star defined by party anthems like “Tik Tok” and “Your Love Is My Drug” took on Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright.” As she found herself alone in he r bedroom for the first time in months, the words of the song — about a person bidding goodbye to a lover — took on a new, deeply personal meaning. She realized she was saying goodbye to he r carefree, former life — before big hits and world tours brought on pressure and priorities. She broke down as she began singing, and the emotion is captured on the record. Top stars cover Bob Dylan songs for Amnesty Intl


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 29, 2012Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com The church is at 839 Howe’s Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun ’N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 8350869. 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” Children’s 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.sebringg race.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. Faith’s Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American 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) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, 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 serv-ices 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; Men’s Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children’s church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children’s & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid’s World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lord’s 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 Manufacturer’s Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children’s Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God’s Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children’s church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way – Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun ‘N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Informal service, 8 a.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.; Children’s/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; Women’s 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 children’s ministry; 7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday): grades 3-5 chimes, 2:30 p.m.; grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.; grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m. Bible Counseling available by appointment, 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 Children’s Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon’s meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.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) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army – Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women’s 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.salvationarm ysebring.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) 453-3759, R. 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 Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.; High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. Church office, 465-2422 or www.memo rialumc.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 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didn’t reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and you’ll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive. We’re 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 – Grand pianist, stellar entertainer, and international television host Dino Kartsonakis performs at South Florida Community College’s Matinee Series at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, Highlands Campus. Kartsonakis is one of the premiere performers of our time. He is indeed “America’s Piano Showman,” a title aptly given to him by over 80 million people who are witnesses to his majestic piano styling each year. He is constantly using numerous creative vehicles to deliver his unique hybrid of piano music to the masses through television, live performances, videos, albums, and electronically. For the last 12 years, Kartsonakis has entertained Branson, Mo., audiences with his exceptional showmanship and talent, making his Christmas production one of the most critically acclaimed shows in the entertainment city. His quest to present the audience with not only top-quality music, but an elaborate eye show as well, led him to hire a Broadway set designer, Hollywood costume designer, and professional dancers, complete with a dynamic light show and Austrian crystal covered piano. Taking time out from their seasonal show in Branson, Dino and his co-host and wife Cheryl make the trip to Nashville, Tenn., to tape “The Dino Show,” a weekly music and interview formatted show on TBN (Trinity Broadcast Network), the top rated Christian television network. His talent began to flourish through his early years of performing at Glad Tidings Tabernacle in New York City, his home church. Years later, he trained at Juilliard and in conservatories in France and Germany. His numerous recordings (over 40) have received many well-deserved accolades including a Grammy Award for his involvement on The Apostle soundtrack, a Grammy nomination for “Chariots of Fire,” and eight Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. With emotional and spontaneous piano styling and his ability to astound audiences with his showmanship, he moves “outside the bounds to keep things interesting” and fans wholeheartedly applaud. The 2012 Matinee Series is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Bassetti, Lampe and Kiefer Hearing Aid Center, Inc., and The Palms of Sebring Retirement Community. Tickets range from $16 to $21 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 863-784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m, located in the front the of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 West College Drive, Avon Park. Kartsonakis, Americas Piano Showman, to take SFCCs main stage on Feb. 7 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo Dino Kartsonakis performs at South Florida Community Colleges Matinee Series at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7.


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C M Y K Special to the News-SunAVON PARK – FFAmembers from Highlands, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties met at South Florida Community College for the District Contests on Tuesday. The purpose was to determine who will represent the district in state competition June 25-29. All the contestants had previously won at their respective Sub-District Contest in December to determine the participants. District XI President Jennifer Swain and District Secretary Megan Stein, both from Sebring High School, conducted the event. The competition included middle school and high school level competitions.: Extemporaneous Speaking, Middle School 1.Mariah Alvarez, Hill-Gustat 2.Josie Pearce, Okeechobee Yearling Extemporaneous, High School 1.Elton Gargano, Sebring 2.Emily Schweigert, Ft. Pierce Prepared Public Speaking, Middle School 1.Jacob Schlosser, Avon Park 2.Carolanne Lundy, Yearling Prepared Public Speaking, High School 1.Megan Stein, Sebring 2.Brandon McKee, Okeechobee Brahman Creed 1.Kristen Dryden, Yearling 2.Jessica Belcher, Sebring High Opening and Closing Ceremonies 1.Yearling (Josey Pearce, Kristen Dryden, Carolanne Lundy, Mikaela Queen, Jacquline Phares, Cavin Platt, Jessica Pittman) 2.Hill-Gustat (Alex Hornick, Austin Hart, Taylor Shoemaker, Emily Little, Megan Sowards, Amber Myers, Sydney Whitehurst) TractorOperations and Maintenance 1.Josh Lea, Okeechobee Brahman 2.Jacob Kopta, Avon Park Sr. Parliamentary Procedure, Middle School 1.Avon Park (Alyssa Cloud, Jocelyn Jackson, Leighton Jahna, Kaitlyn Whitman, Charles Sutherland, Paul Devlin) 2.Yearling (Kristen Dryden, Josey Pearce, Carolanne Lundy. Mikaela Queen, Jessica Pittman Mary McGehee) Parliamentary Procedure, High School 1.Sebring (Teresa Ware, Megan Stein, Ashley Palmer, Tara O'Berry, Jessica Belcher Kelby Mahoney) 2.Okeechobee Brahman (Brandon McKee, Ashley Hassan, Calixtro Villalpando, Curtis Evans, Lacey Thomas, Mary Thomas) Special to the News-SunAVON PARK – Earlier this month the Avon Park High School and Avon Park Middle School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapters, along with the South Florida Community College Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter, visited Heartland National Bank on Main Street. Jerry Whidden, Heartland National Bank branch manager for Avon Park, shared some banking information with the members such as the difference between a debit and credit card as well as how to write a check and tips to protect your money. FBLAand PBLmembers learned about many of the jobs in banking as well as what type of degree, if any, was required and approximate salaries. Whidden also explained the many services offered by banks and how a bank makes money. Whidden led members on a tour of the bank including the board room, lobby, safe deposit boxes, the vault, the cashier’s teller stands, and the drive thru teller stands. FBLAand PBLmembers learned how the check scanning and money counting machines worked to help tellers improve their accuracy when handling deposits. Student Aaliya Eastburn enjoyed the trip because it was interesting to see how a bank works from “behind the scenes.” She also noted that although security has increased, the jobs within banking have become more automated and require less formal education. She found it interesting that many employees at the bank are trained “on the job” and really don’t have a college degree. Student Kenneth Millan enjoyed learning a bit about the history of banking and seeing how all the banking computer systems worked. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 29, 2012Page 11B church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 1 5 5 5 8 Bridgette Koornneef; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 1/29/12; 0 0 0 1 6 2 9 5 Courtesy photo Members of Avon Park High Schools Future Business Leaders of America visited Heartland National Bank recently. With branch manager Jerry Whidden (far left) are club members Kenny McGrath (back row, from left), Kenneth Millan, Koy McGrath, and Woodraun Wright; (front row, from left) Kathryn Millan, Aaliya Eastburn, Juliana Jackson and Kristie Millan. CHALKTALK Courtesy photo The Avon Park Middle School FFA Parliamentary Procedure team of (from left) Charles Sutherland, Jocelyn Jackson, Kaitlyn Whitman, Paul Devlin, Leighton Jahna and Alyssa Cloud FFA District Contests held at SFCC FBLA members visit bank operation Special to the News-SunSEBRING – South Florida Community College’s Community Education Department is offering a variety of classes this spring at the SFCC Lake Placid Center. Do you need help with your computer? AWindows 7 Training class for beginners will be taught by Shirley Errico from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday mornings, Feb. 7 March 8, in Room 162. It will provide students with a brief overview of the PC system components, help students recognize and understand the desktop, desktop icons, shortcuts, opening multiple windows and copying files and folders. They will also learn the difference between Basic versus Aero Themes. The cost is $129.99, and this price includes a book and jump drive. The Cardio-Fitness class consists of walking aerobics and a mini gym workout. The class is held from 8-9 a.m. or 9-10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. These classes are offered monthly and the next session will be held Feb. 1 -29. These classes are $38.35. Interval Training is a step workout for all fitness levels, using the gym equipment for 45 minutes. The class is held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. The next set of monthly classes start Feb. 2 28 and will cost $35.40. The Cardio-Fitness and Interval Training classes run on a continuing monthly basis, and are taught by Kathy Rouse. They offer a high intensity, low-impac t aerobic workout with a cardiovascular workout at a controlled level. All classes include the use of stability bars, resistance bands, hand weights, balls, gliders, heavy hoops, and mats. Zumba Toning is incorporated into every Monday class, 89 a.m., 9-10 a.m., 4:305:30 p.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m. and is included in the monthly fee for those classes. If you would like to drop in and try out any of these classes, there is a $4 fee. Tai Chi is a high intensity strengthening and stretching exercise that has been used by the Chinese for hundreds of years. It is designed to strengthen your body and improve flexibility and balance. The next class meets with instructor Karin Grunden from 8-9 a.m. and 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 1 May 3. The cost is $50.15. The SFCC Lake Placid Center is offering intermediate clogging classes with instructor Arlene Batten from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays through March 26. Clogging is a lot of fun and a great form of exercise. The cost is $47.50. Registration for classes is ongoing. Call 465-3003 fo r more information. SFCC offers community clases in Lake Placid


C M Y K By NEILSIMPSON Special to the News-SunSEBRING – At Heartland National Bank, the phrase locally owned, community minded is more than a slogan, it’s the foundation upon which the bank was built. In September 1999, Jim Clinard got a charter, sold some stock and opened a community bank surrounded by associates with whom he had worked for many years. Clinard’s vision was to build a customer-driven organization that would give back to the communtiy that it serves. With people-oriented staff who get involved in the community, Walker has built a successful banking operation. John Greytak had a vision that he turned into Tanglewood. He reached out to Heartland National Bank to work with him in serving the residents of Tanglewood. Greytak encouraged Clinard and his colleagues to work with the residents of Tanglewood who helped to make the annual Cancer Benefit the success it is today. Janice Walker, an integral part of the Heartland team, sees Tanglewood as a close knit community whose residents are always respectful and welcoming. She knows that the Tanglewood residents do a lot for those within the park as well as reaching out to support those in the broader Sebring area. When the newest Heartland National Bank branch was opened, just outside the gates of Tanglewood, Clinard had a golf cart path built to link the bank directly to Tanglewood. Heartland National Bank is proud to sponsor sports teams, schools and numerous other local functions. Heartland has also been a long time sponsor of the Tanglewood Actors Guild. On Feb. 7, some 500 Tanglewood residents will make a big donation to the cancer benefit by attending the lasagna dinner, underwritten by Heartland National Bank. Residents are reminded to purchase their $10 reserved seats for the 4 or 6 p.m. sitting at Monday coffee or Thursday from 3-4 p.m. in the mirror room. Entertainment will be provided following each sitting by Doug Gould and Mary Fulton. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, January 29, 2012www.newssun.com GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 1/29/12; 0 0 0 1 6 3 0 9 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 1 6 3 1 3 Courtesy photo Jim Clinard and Janice Walker are two of the Heartland National Bank staff members who work closely with the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benefit each year. Heartland National Bank underwrites the lasagna dinner fundraiser for Tanglewood residents that is set for Feb. 7. Heartland Bank aids Tanglewood residents BUSINESS/MONEY Special to the News-SunAVON PARK – Signature Salon Suites first Highlands County location will officially open Monday. It is conveniently located between Sebring and Avon Park at 3034 U.S. 27 South in the Preserve Professional Plaza, one mile north of Sun ’N Lake Boulevard. “We are excited to open and bring this new salon concept to Highlands County,” said Glenn Moree, president of Signature Salon Suites, Inc. “Our inaugural tenants are some of the most talented hair stylists in Highlands County. The best thing is we have room for more talent.” Inaugural tenants include: — Sylvia Hayes Salon in Suite 1. Clients can call 453-6911. — Cheri K. Cobb, formerly of the JC Penny Salon, is in Suite 9. She is opening her new salon, Southern Roots. “It’s been a dream of mine to have my own salon and I am very excited to begin this new chapter in my career. I invite all of my clients to give me a call at 443-1116 to schedule an appointment,” Cobb said. “I strive for complete client satisfaction,” Cobb said. She specializes in creative cut and color, long layering techniques, short men’s cuts, personally customized highlights and corrective color. — Diane Moree’s salon, Mild to Wild, and The Pro Stylist Store will be in Suite 10. Her clients can call 452-1022. Suites are available for independent hair stylists, nail techs, massage therapists and estheticians. Each fully equipped suite includes water and electric. Common waiting areas are positioned around the building that also features a laundry room, free WI-Fi and secure night and weekend access. Prospective tenants can call 446-3362. Salon Suites open Monday Special to the News-SunSEBRING – Terri Futch, along with other agents at Nextage Floridian Living Realty have acquired the latest communication and advertising technology for their customers. “We pride ourselves in utilizing cutting edge technology in our marketing efforts, that’s why we’ve partnered with RealtyPro Mobile,” Futch said. QR (Quick Response) codes, a symbol similar to a bar code, make it as easy as possible for buyers to obtain information they need quickly. “We can showcase detailed information regarding our listings in the palm of the customer’s hand,” said Jeanny Campbell, a 30-year real estate veteran. “By using a Smartphone or a tablet, a prospective buyer can scan the QR code that will take them directly to a customized mobile website allowing the customer to obtain information about a property, or they can call, text or e-mail us instantly,” Norm Elliott said. QR codes can be placed on signs, flyers, brochures, business cards, car magnetic signs, decals, e-mails, the possibilities are endless. There are more than 50 million people in the United States alone who use Smartphones and tablets, and Nextage Floridian Living Realty wants to make sure that people who use this technology can look at their listings in an informative and secure way immediately. Nextage Floridian Living Realty is at 2031 U.S. 27 S. in Sebring. They can be reached at 658-1737. Real estate agents using QR codes to help customers Even though April 17 (this year’s tax-filing deadline) is a ways off, it’s never too soon to start planning your strategy, particularly if you experienced financial hardships in 2011 that could affect your taxes. Here’s a roundup of common economic challenges you may be facing and their possible tax implications: You lost your job. Remember that unemployment benefits, severance pay and payout of accumulated vacation or sick leave are all considered taxable income, so if you didn’t have taxes withheld from these payments, be prepared for a potentially nasty tax bill. If you withdrew money from your regular IRAor 401(k) account to cover expenses, you’ll owe income tax on the amount, plus an additional 10 percent penalty unless you’re over age 59 or meet special circumstances.The good news is that many public assistance benefits such as welfare, food stamps and disaster relief payments don't count toward taxable income. Read the IRS’s “Tax Impact of Job Loss” for details (www.irs.gov/pub/irspdf/p4128.pdf). Lowered income. If you took a big pay cut or lost your job in 2011, it might lower your adjusted gross income (AGI) enough to qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). EITC is a “refundable” tax credit, which means that if you owe less in income tax than your eligible credit, you’ll not only pay no tax, but actually get a refund for the difference. To learn more, search EITC at www.irs.gov. Forgiven debt. Many people don’t realize that when you borrow money from a bank or other commercial lender and the lender “forgives” the debt, you generally must count the forgiven amount as taxable income. There are several exceptions to the rule, however: For example, the Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 generally allows taxpayers to exclude up to $2 million in forgiven mortgage debt ($1 million if married filing separately) on their principal residence if it came through mortgage restructuring, foreclosure or a short sale. The mortgage exclusion is set to expire at the end of 2012 unless Congress intervenes. Taxes are the last thing you want to worry about when facing financial hardships. Just be sure you’re prepared for the possible tax implications if your income or debt situation has changed in the past year. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. .twitter.com/PracticalMoney. Tax strategies in a tough economy Personal Finance Jason Alderman


C M Y K DearAbby: I’m fortunate to be married to an amazing woman. There’s just one problem. She’s convinced that I’m going to burn down the house. She constantly nags me when I’m cooking, even when I’m literally standing over the pots. I find her tone — and the idea that I don’t know how to use a stove — insulting. She insists I have the burner on too high when I’m making spaghetti, and it will somehow result in a catastrophe far worse than a ruined meal. I find it extremely annoying because I am 30, served my country honorably in Iraq, have been making spaghetti since I was 12 and have never caused any sort of kitchen fire. My wife hasn’t cooked for me in more than a year. That doesn’t upset me because I know she works hard to earn money for our family. But if she doesn’t cook for me and I’m not allowed to cook for me, then how am I supposed to eat? Is there anything I can do to make my wife understand that I can be trusted to make a simple meal on a simple stove? — Pasta Guy in Philly DearPasta Guy: Probably not, if you haven’t been able to convey that message in more than a year. So insist that she stay out of the kitchen while you’re cooking, or prepare your meals after she has left for work. Or expand your repertoire beyond spaghetti and make a salad instead. DearAbby: I’m a 15year-old high school student with a wonderful life, but I’m not happy. I get good grades, have many great friends, a weekend job and an amazing boyfriend. (He’s 17.) The problem is I’m bored. I have had only one technical boyfriend besides the one I have now. I had two “flings” where I got involved with guys without an official or physical relationship. I know most teenagers would kill for a boyfriend like mine who buys them things and tells them they’re beautiful. But I want a relationship with ups and downs — drama and fighting. Am I crazy to want to date other people, or is this normal? — Lost In Love DearLost in Love: You’re not crazy. It is normal for some teenage girls to want variety. However, please don’t equate the kind of drama you see on TVand in films with what real life is supposed to be about. Relationships filled with drama and fighting do not have happy outcomes. They can lead to bruised hearts and sometimes violence. If you want to end the relationship with your boyfriend, by all means do so. But before you become involved in the kind of relationship you think would be exciting, please discuss it with your mother or another trusted adult, because a mature person with insight should share some of it with you. DearAbby: My mother gives gifts — sometimes very generous ones — but always with strings attached. She also keeps a record of which recipients have responded with appropriate gratitude (cards, phone calls) and those who have not. Those individuals on the “not” list are ridiculed behind their backs and slighted in other ways. My mother considers herself a “good Christian,” but I believe her actions are selfish, and I have conflicting emotions when I receive gifts from her.What do you think? — Conflicted in Wisconsin DearConflicted: I think you should always thank your mother graciously and appropriately for her generosity when she gives you a gift, if only because it is considered good manners. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 29, 2012Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings p/u; 0 0 0 0 1 6 2 2 5 DIVERSIONS OH, YOU!By JOHN LAMPKIN Across 1 One may be shot on location 6 High seas cries 11 Its debut airing was "Gone With the Wind" 14 Runs in place 19 Ready followers? 20 Disney duck 21 "I get it now!" 22 Quaffed 23 Parasite extermination overkill? 25 Web 26 Half an ice cream flavor 27 Front 28 Plus and minus: Abbr. 29 Striped cat 31 "__ trifle!" 32 Speaker's opening, often 34 Lead actor in a war movie, at times? 36 Mouse catcher 37 Cavs, on scoreboards 39 Patriot Silas 40 Word after a trip 41 Togo neighbor 44 Easily startled 46 Mart opening 48 Not exaggerated 50 '30s Army bomber 51 Shapes again 55 Insurance fig. 56 Bit of culinary class practice? 60 Games org. 61 Kids often groan about them 63 Borscht base 64 Boot from office 65 Blue shade 66 How Santa dresses, for the most part 67 Building sites 68 Say "yea," say 69 Rashly reveal, with "out" 70 Ages and ages 71 Shed 72 Slapstick actor Jacques 73 Not apt to crow 74 Bemoan 75 Do-gooder's longterm goal? 78 4 x 4, for short 79 __ of Hanover: pretzel brand 81 Detroit River outlet 82 Off base 84 Former rib? 85 Brutus, for one 88 Sounds of hoarse play? 89 Email: Abbr. 92 Searches thoroughly 94 Foreigners' subj. 95 Dairy aisle amt. 96 Cause for repeated whistle-blowing? 99 Exposes 104 Three-time Oscarwinning composer Maurice 105 Metaphor, e.g. 106 Drop shot 107 Enjoyed a Harley 108 Juke box favorite 109 Harley, e.g. 110 Lily-livered takeover? 113 Smooth combination 114 Dodge City-toTopeka dir. 115 App for European train travelers 116 Partly edible agave that sounds disgusting 117 Belts out 118 Some Windows systems 119 Pasta al __ 120 Belter Merman DOWN 1 System of musical syllables 2 Emulate Harry Connick Jr. 3 Make used (to) 4 Payload container 5 When a chanteuse gets hot? 6 Get used (to) 7 Nag 8 Has title to 9 USN clerk 10 Versatile instrument, briefly 11 They wag at parties 12 Fastest feline 13 Aleve alternative 14 Dog collar dangler 15 Jam session feature 16 Not on time for 17 Snare 18 Ones needing a lift 24 Chilly 30 Salt additive 33 Towered over 34 Chilling spots 35 Most fresh 38 Opera 45-Down 41 Harding Icefield sights 42 Stratosphere or euphoria? 43 Court figure 44 __-mo 45 Original words 47 __ Zion Church 49 Green and Gore 51 Get up 52 Cordials 53 Gloomy train station? 54 Disperses 57 Aptly named fastener 58 Like transients 59 __ pie 62 Court matter 65 Munic. official 67 Reed and Rawls 68 Carousel circlers 69 Lively Spanish dances 71 To a greater degree 72 "Gone With the Wind" plantation 73 Not maj. 75 Give some gas 76 Come clean 77 Sportscaster Scully 80 Wanting 83 Salon option 85 Insult 86 Slapstick trio 87 Like hanky-panky 89 Taking orders at the drive-thru window, etc. 90 "Want me to?" 91 Herb __ 93 Like some logical propositions 95 '60s sitcom star Dick Van __ 97 Essentials 98 Massenet opera about a legendary Spaniard 100 Joint just aboveground 101 Dog 102 Elicit 103 Sherpas' land 106 Zoologist Fossey 111 Otto I's realm: Abbr. 112 "The Eyes of __": 2005 PBS science show Solution on page 5B It didn’t take our three-year-old granddaughter, Hayley, very long to know that Gramma was a pretty good playmate. And she’s smart enough to know that I can’t resist her charming invitations. Taking my hand into her small one, she would look up at me with that twinkle in her eye and say, “Come and play, Gramma,” while tugging at me to come along. Once in the den or her room, her imagination soared into playtime wonderland. I was invited to tea parties, to building projects and to special times in her playhouse … where, thankfully, I can still fit. When we invited her to come along on a walk with us while we pushed her in the carriage, she took our hands and did whatever was necessary to get ready for the outdoors without complaint. However, we soon discovered that she has a built-in GPS system. As soon as we would turn a corner and head back, she objected. Our grandchildren had waited a long time for a visit from us and the fact that we came delighted them to no end. The Christmas holidays are over now. But the joy of that season is still with me because Christmas celebrates the reality that God came. At the time of his miraculous birth, he came physically into our physical world so that he could rescue us from the curse of sin and give us abundant life. The world had awaited his coming for a long time. Imagine… The Creator God, Almighty in power, the embodiment of matchless, unconditional love; yet, just and holy, came to earth to take our sin on his sinless self so that he could reconcile us to God. He came… And then he invited us to come to him. In The Message in Matthew 11:28-30, we learn what it’s like to come to him. “Are you tired?Worn out?Burned out on religion?Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life…Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” This rest of soul that Jesus promises is a gift given when we receive his invitation to come. Once we do, he comes to indwell us and give us joy that no man can take away. So let’s place our hand in his. He came. Now we must come, too, so that our joy may be full. Selah. Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. He came and asks us to come Pause And Consider Jan Merop Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) — Aries, though you always have energy to burn, this week isn’t about pushing personal boundaries. It’s about working collectively with others for a common goal. Taurus (April 21-May 21) — Life is only as boring as you make it, Taurus. This week when you feel the doldrums setting in, get up and try a new activity that is sure to bring some excitement. Gemini (May 22-June 21 ) — Gemini, whether you’re working for your own agenda or the greater good, stay informed when you deal with others to see if they’re receptive to your ideas. Cancer(June 22-July 22) — Cancer, you won’t be timid this week, but work associates will not be hearing much from you, either. You’re being selfish with your energy because it’s dwindling. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) — Leo, jump start your social life and host a party or go out for some fun. This week should be fun for everyone who hangs out with you. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) — Virgo, if you’re in a relationship with someone special, you will be fighting for equality but also for greater levels of commitment. Your partner may be receptive. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Libra, it’s one thing to have good manners, but it’s another thing to capitulate to what someone asks each and every time. You have a voice, so speak up and make your opinions known. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Awork project may be stretching out a little further than you’d hoped, Scorpio. It’s leading to restlessness, but teamwork can turn the routine into something engaging. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) — You’re ready to take a fashion risk, Sagittarius. Inspired by the runway and passersby, go window shopping and find a look that appeals to you. The results may be surprising. Capricorn (Dec. 22Jan. 20) — Capricorn, be assertive when expressing an important opinion this week. Your message will be loud and clear, and it will make a significant impact. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) —Aquarius, although you are great in a group setting, you’re equally as impressive all on your own. Step out solo and experience a change of pace this week. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Feelings of uncertainty transform into something much more tangible, Pisces. Now you know what has been bugging you. Notable birthdays Jan. 29 Adam Lambert, Singer (30).; Jan. 30, Christian Bale, Actor (38); Jan. 31, Minnie Driver, Actress (41): Feb. 1, Lauren Conrad, Actress (26); Feb. 2, Christie Brinkley, Actress/Model (58); Feb. 3, Isla Fisher, Actress (36); Feb. 4, Natalie Imbruglia, Singer (37). Plan something fun this week, Leo Horoscope Man wants to cook up a storm without thunder from his wife Dear Abby DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 1/29/12; 0 0 0 1 6 3 1 2


C M Y K LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, January 29, 2012JENNIFER PRITCHARD/MCT 1In 1967, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” was the first rock album to win the Grammy for Album of the Year. Which artist won the award in 1965 and ’66, the two years prior to the Beatles. A.Glen CampbellB.Henry ManciniC.Barbra StreisandD.Frank Sinatra2The Beatles won the Grammy for Song of the Year just once. Which one of their songs took home the statuette? A.“Hard Day’s Night”B.“Let It Be”C.“Yesterday”D.“Michelle”3In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated. Riots disrupted the Democratic convention in Chicago. The Tet Offensive was launched in Vietnam. Back at the Grammys, which of these nominees won Song of the Year? A.“Honey”B.“Hey Jude”C.“Little Green Apples”D.“Mrs. Robinson”4Without a doubt, 1975 provided the lamest list of nominations for Song of the Year. Which one of these four nominees won the trophy? A.“Rhinestone Cowboy”B.“Feelings”C.“Love Will Keep Us Together”D.“Send in the Clowns”5Upon further review, 1976 probably topped ’75 for awful Song of the Year nominations. Which of these four took home the hardware? A.“Afternoon Delight”B.“The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”C.“I Write the Songs”D.“Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”6Which artist won Album of the Year Grammy in 1973, ’74 and ’76? Hint: He shares the record for most Album of the Year awards and has 22 Grammys. A.Stevie WonderB.Elton JohnC.Paul SimonD.Barry Manilow71984 was a “Thriller” year for Michael Jackson. He won 8 Grammys, a record he shares with Santana for most in one night. But he did not win Song of the Year, even though two of his songs were nominated. Which two? A.“Thriller” and “Wanna Be Startin’Somethin’”B.“Billie Jean” and “Thriller”C.“Billie Jean” and “Beat It”D.“Beat It” and “Thriller”8All of the 1988 Album of the Year nominees were by solo artists. Which one of these four nominees won? (Sting was the 5th nominee.) A.Tracy ChapmanB.Bobby McFerrinC.Steve WinwoodD.George Michael91999 was a strong year of the best New Artist category. Which one of these nominees took home the Grammy? A.Christina AguileraB.Kid RockC.Britney SpearsD.Macy Gray10Since 1959, three movie soundtracks have won Album of the Year. Which of these did NOT win the trophy? A.“The Bodyguard”B.“Saturday Night Fever”C.“Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?”D.“Toy Story”11Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy both won Grammys for Best Spoken Word Performance. In recent years, three presidents have won Grammys in that category. Which one of these did NOT win? A.Bill ClintonB.Barack ObamaC.Jimmy CarterD.George W.Bush12From 1994 (Toni Braxton) to 2003 (Norah Jones), women won the Best New Artist Grammy every year except one. Which group interrupted the streak over a field of fourfemale nominees? A.Backstreet BoysB.Counting CrowsC.Hootie & The BlowfishD.Green Day13In 1980, Christopher Cross became the first person to sweep the big four awards at the Grammys: Song, Record and Album of the Year honors and Best New Artist. Who is the only artist to do it since? A.No oneB.Norah JonesC.Mariah Carey D.Tracy Chapman14Every year from 1964 to 1969, the Grammy for Best Comedy Recording went to the same funny man/men. Who? A.George CarlinB.Bill CosbyC.The Smothers BrothersD.Bob Newhart15Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra have wonthe Grammy in a specific category 18 times in the past 24 years. What category is it? A.PolkaB.Children’sC.New AgeD.Classical— Tom Borgman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch ANSWERS 1.D. You’d think the least they coulddo is include Old Blue Eyes’picturesomewhere on the cover.2.D. “Michelle” in 1966. It was upagainst “Born Free,” “Strangers in theNight,” “Somewhere, My Love” and “TheImpossible Dream.”3.C. The song that really captured thespirit of the time, huh?4.D. I’ll send in the clowns as soon asthey finish picking next year’s nominees.5.C. “I Write the Songs” recorded byBarry Manilow. Even disco didn’t seem sobad after listening to this. 6.A. Stevie Wonder. During the 1975Grammys, winner Paul Simon thankedWonder for not releasing an album that year.7.C. “Billie Jean” and “Beat It.” ThePolice won for “Every Breath You Take.”Amazingly, Jacko’s only Song of the YearGrammy was for “We Are the World.”8.D. George Michael. This seems to bean award for men with two first names.During the ’80s, Paul Simon, Lionel Richie,Billy Joel and George Michael all won it.9.A. Christina Aguilera. It’s hard tobelieve that Britney Spears has only beenaround since 1999.10.D. “Toy Story.” However, its com-poser, Randy Newman, won a Grammy formusic in “Toy Story 2,” as well as “Cars,”“ABug’s Life” and “Monsters, Inc.”11.D. George W. Bush. AlthoughObama won his while he was still a sena-tor. Evidently, Democrats have a lock onthis award.12.C. Hootie & The Blowfish. Theybeat Brandy, Alanis Morissette, JoanOsborne and Shania Twain in 1995. 13.A. No one has done it again.Maybe no one wants to, after seeing whatit did for Christopher Cross’career.14.B. Bill Cosby. Before Carlin’s “7Words” or Richard Pryor or Chris Rock,Cosby proved you could be funny withoututtering one bad word.15.A. Polka. In 1996, he beat a formi-dable field of Frankie Yankovic, EddieBlazoncyzk, Walter Ostanek and LennyGomulka. No kidding.Alot has changed since Perry Como won the first Grammy in 1959. Get ready forthis year’s music award show with this ... The Beatles (clockwise from top left) Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and John Lennon. Singer, songwriter Stevie Wonder was 11 when he signed with Motown. Christopher Cross’No.1 hit, “Sailing,” won three Grammys.JENNIFER PRITCHARD/MCT