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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING From women out on the street waving flags and holding patriotic posters in Avon Park, to veterans musing quietly in posts around the county, local folk were as close to a universal opinion as people can get. The question Tuesday morning was, What do you think of our getting rid of Osama Bin Laden? Hooray, hooray, hooray, said C.A. Chuck Oates. Maybe now we can start to get more sanity in the world. At American Legion Post 25, Paul Shaffer said, Were all beside ourselves. Were all for it. Lane Bradford, sergeant at arms for the Heartland Riders, felt so strongly he returned a phone call to make sure his thoughts went on record. I am absolutely elated, he said, but disappointed it NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, May 4-5, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 52 | 50 cents www.newssun.com 079099401001 HighLow 93 65Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Some sun and hot with T-storms around Forecast Question: Are you glad the royal wedding is over? Next question: Is the U.S. in more danger of attack after killing bin Laden? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Evalin Graves Age 90, of Meadville, Pa. James Lezama Age 34, of Sebring Kenneth Melvin Age 70, of Sebring Charles Roehl Age 68, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 86.7% No 13.3% Total votes: 90 Celebrations 9B Classifieds 9A Clubs & Organizations8B Community Briefs2A Community Calendar8B Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby 11B Editorial & Opinion4A FLY Lady 11B Health & Nutrition8B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 11B NASCAR This Week3B Sports On TV 2B Index By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Everyone who lived through the three hurricane-plus summer of 2004 here in Central Florida has an idea of natures power and what winds in excess of 131 miles an hour can do. Venerable old oaks were torn out of the ground, cars flipped on their sides, roofs ripped from their houses, windows blown out, traffic signals disappeared and people lived for days without power in the heat of late August and early September. It was an ordeal. Now consider the damage done across the southeast as a result of the April 27 single storm system that released hundreds of tornadoes to run across Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia. Some of those tornadoes had winds of between 167 to 200 miles per hour. Higher even than Floridas Charlie and Frances, which were category 4, and Jeanne ,which was a category 3. Broadcast reports showed vast areas of devastation, where no house or tree stood any more, especially in Alabama where at least 250 people died. The people of Highlands County rose to meet their own challenge in 2004, grateful for the help arriving from out of state, and they have not forgotten how meaningful that he lp was. For example, volunteer crews fro m here were among the first to respon d to Katrinas devastation of Ne w Orleans. Now crews are heading out to Alabama to help dig out communiti es and provide solace for the survivor s. George Hall, Paul Miller, To m Macklin, Don Parker, parishione rs Local volunteers helping Ala. tornado victims Hall By ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comSEBRING Coun ty Commissioners had no pro blem promoting Interi m Emergency Manageme nt Director Scott Canaday to director Tuesday, but did n ot feel comfortable raising h is salary at this point in t he budget season. The county did waive its policy of allowing an employee to work out of the ir pay class for more than a year, and asked Coun ty Administrator Rick Helms to discuss the option of Canaday working at his cu rrent salary as the EM S Director. Approximately one ye ar ago, we asked Mr. Canad ay to step in as the interim dire ctor, and he has been doing a great job, Helms said. Helms proposed th at Canaday be confirmed in t he position with a pay raise. Helms argued that grantin g Canaday the pay raise wou ld save the county $11,648 fro m what the past director B ill Nichols was making and th at the position of assista nt director would be eliminat ed in the next budget for mo re savings. That is a total of $85,000, Helms told t he board. Commissioner Jack Rich ie was not opposed to t he appointment or the pay rais e, he said, but was opposed to not having all the inform ation to make decision. His ability as a leader w as proven at the explosion of t he water tank at the south end of the county. He handled h is men well and protected h is men well, Richie said abo ut Canaday. There was insufficie nt information given out. I d id not have sufficient inform ation, I now know, and I ha ve No pay increase for EMS director Interim dropped from Canadays title, but salary stays the same See LOCALS, page 7A See CANADAY, page 8A Death of Osama bin Laden On the roadLocals shine at St. Anthonys Triathlon SPORTS, 1BWith a twistFavorites reinvented with flavorful surprises PAGE12BTime to workUnited Way Day of Caring is today PAGE2ARenovationsSebring Library to get face lift PAGE2A News-Sun photo by ROMONAWASHINGTON Leah Grecko (from left), Cindy Dall and Patricia Austin sing God Bless America as they wave flags and rally together Monday evening at Donaldson Park in Avon Park during a rally marking the death of Osama bin Laden. Reaction: The world is a better place See OSAMA, page 8A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssunThe world reacts By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgLORIDA The Division of Forestry and Lorida volunteer firefighters fought a wildfire Tuesday that caused considerable damage. The fire broke out just off of Arbuckle Creek Road and Hicks Road, according to Melissa Yunas, wildfire mitigation specialist for the Division of Forestry. An e-mail from Yunas said several cars and one home were threatened, there was a propane explosion and that two sheds burned. Yunas asserted that the propane explosion was not the cause of the fire, which had claimed around five acres as of noon. At 12:55 p.m., another call went out for addition manpower to help fight the blaze. Homeowner Elvis Nolen lost at least one shed and claimed that more than $20,000 worth of property was damaged. Nolen left home around 8 a.m. and returned to search for his dog, Tyson. Tyson was located hiding in his doghouse and had to be dragged from the danger, according to witnesses on the scene. Tires and debris around the sight fueled the fire, which put at least two houses at risk, Yunas said. The vegetation is thick and structural firefighters cant safely gain access to this fire, said Yunas during an e-mail update. Yunas explained that structural firefighters use water to remove the heat source while state wildland firefighters remove the fuel source, usually vegetation, using bulldozers with Fire threatens Lorida homes News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Mara Manlove of the Division of Forestry uses her cell phone to take pictures of the aftermath of a brush fire that burned about five acres in Lorida. Two sheds, vehicle claimed by blaze See FIRE, page 3A
By ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comSEBRING Commissioners approved renovations to the Sebring Library on Tuesday that are designed to make the space more user friendly, according to County Library Board member Debra Worley. I think it is a great utilization for the space you have, said Commissioner Greg Harris. Worley told commissioners that the renovations would include an increase for seating from 85 to 135, the installation of a teen area and an increase of available public computers from 13 to 19. They are trying to stretch the dollars as much as possible in these budgetary times, Worley said. The project of $141,468 would be funded by State Library Aid funds of $90,800 approved in 2007, impact fees of $34,668 and a Friends of the Library contribution of $16,000. It doesnt effect the current or 2012 budget, Worley told the commission. Worley also said that the changes designed would involve removing a few walls and reconfiguring the shelving. Additionally, the changes will help compliance with ADAspecifications of increased isles. We are not adding any additional maintenance or air conditioning, Worley said. The library director would move to a smaller office, Worley said, and certain walls within the entrance of the library will be removed. Additionally, the check-in desk will be made smaller and updated. We are trying to make best use of the space we have, Worley said. The periodicals area will be condensed and moved closer to the other reference area. This will add about 700 square feet for use to the public, Worley said. Worley stated further that local contractors were consulted on the project, and she hopes to come back and be under budget. Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, May 4, 2011www.newssun.com April 30 141628374551x:4Next jackpot $21 millionApril 27 162026273753x:2 April 23 122232384353x:2 May 2 1791720 May 1 1011293536 April 30 310121635 April 29 59282936 May 2 (n) 3093 May 2 (d) 2606 May 1 (n) 3242 May 1 (d) 5419 May 2(n) 30 9 May 2 (d) 39 1 May 1 (n) 13 3 May 1(d) 38 8 April 29 3419215 April 26 151943441 April 22 524394221 April 19 838394210 April 30 613153241 PB: 3 PP: 2Next jackpot $36 millionApril 27 424404455 PB: 5 PP: 2 April 23 311474858 PB: 19 PP: 3 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawing s are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center LP Historical Society meets ThursdayLAKE PLACID There will be an important board meeting of the Lake Placid Historical Society at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Depot Museum.Geneaological Society meets ThursdaySEBRING Are you running into brick walls in your ancestry search? Then come to the Highlands County Geneaological Society meeting at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 5, at the Sebring Public Library, for help and tips to solve them.Arc plans parking lot saleAVON PARK The Arc Resale Store, 899 W. Main St., is having an inventory reduction sale from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday in the parking lot. All clothing and shoes will be 50 cents per item. Dont miss this sale of donated merchandise that has never been displayed in the store. There will be free popcorn and soda available for purchase.American Party meeting includes movie viewingSEBRING Last month the Highlands Tea Party screened the movie Agenda Grinding America Down. For those who did not see it, or wanted to bring friends to see it, the American Party of Florida will present the documentary as part of their regular monthly meeting this Thursday. The 90-minute film is chocked full of interviews with individuals who have studied the history and goals of Communism and paints a frightening picture of how much their agenda to destroy the JudeoChristian culture has succeeded. This is a must-see for anybody who believes in the philosophy of the APF or the Tea Party, said Highlands APF Chairman Bill Youngman. The film will be shown Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Sebring Beef OBradys restaurant as part of the regular APF meeting. For more information visit the Web site at www.america npartyofflorida.com.Plans under way for Caladium FestivalLAKE PLACID Pla ns are well under way for th e 21st Annual Caladium Festival, which will be held on Aug. 26-27 in Stuart Park. As in the pas t, a vast variety of art, craft and plant vendors will offer an array of merchan dise that will please the thousands of visitors that come to this festival each year. Local not for profi t food vendors will once again be at the festival to offer many delectable options to satisfy every palette. There will be two full days of free entertainmen t and opportunities to view the beautiful caladium fields either on a selfdirected tour, or a caladiu m grower can be provided a s a guide for a bus. Afree caladium video will be shown continuously at the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce. A t this venue, visitors will also have the opportunity to meet with caladium growers. Hundreds of beautiful caladium plants will be available for sale at the festival. Due to agronomi c conditions, caladium bulb s will not be available at th e festival this year. Vendor applications an d additional information ca n be obtained at the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Web site at www.visitlakeplacidflorida.com or by calling the chamber at 465-4331. COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE POLICEBLOTTER The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Monday, May 2: Monique Christina Adams, 31, of Sebring, was charged for neglect of child without great harm; and leaving scene of crash or accident with injury. John Robert Black, 52, of Hallendale Beach, was charged with contempt of court for failing to pay child support. Stephanie Ann Black, 35, of Avon Park, was charged for using or possessing drug paraphernalia; possessing prescription drug without prescription; and possessing methamphetamine. Kevin Eugene Gendron, 48, of Sebring, was charged with loitering or prowling. Ronald Dane Goins, 38, of Sebring, was charged for driving while license suspended, habitual offender. Samuel Alberto Maldonado-Martin, 20, of Sebring, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Samuel Nicholas Metz, 20, of Sebring, was sentenced to 50 months in prison for dealing in stolen property; and larceny or grand theft. James Michael Oshea, 36, of Port St. Lucie, was charged for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Antonio Pedro, 30, of Avon Park, was charged for driving with expired license for more than four months. Lesa Simmonds, 46, of Sebring, was charged with trespassing property, not structure or conveyance; larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense; burglary of occupied dwelling, unarmed; and damaging property, criminal mischief. Derek Walker, 38, of Sebring, was charged for possession of weapon or ammo by convicted Florida felon. Jerome Lamar Wooden, 25, of Avon Park, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, May 1: George Rowland Franks, 63, of Lorida, was charged with domestic violence or aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill; and domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Davieyon Monterries Goldsmith, 22, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Chris William Juarez, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged for no valid driver license. Derrick Earl Lewis, 32, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Alfonso Jermaine Perdue, 34, of Sebring, was charged for driving while license suspended, third or subsequent offense. Ahitofel Rojo Martinez, 23, of Lake Placid, was Continued on page 6A Courtesy photo Cathy Albritton (left), representing Florida Hospital Heartland Division; Paul McGehee, representing Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.; and Susie Bishop, representing Atlanticblue, are ready to get to work during United Ways Day of Caring, which takes place today throughout Highlands County. The three businesses are again sponsors of this years event. Special to the News-SunMore than 300 United Way Day of Caring volunteers will be out making a difference in the community today. These volunteer teams from 30 different local businesses are matched with United Way Partner Agencies and other nonprofits in the area to complete much-needed projects. This year, teams will be doing projects such as yard work for Nu-Hope Elder Care clients, painting the basketball court at the YMCA, taking down playground equipment at the Childrens Home Society, and making a community garden at the Boys and Girls Club. One team is even taking on what's probably the largest project the Day of Caring has ever had doing the demolition of home that burned half down. This day really helps the agencies with their much needed projects. Many of the non-profits cannot afford the labor expense associated with most these projects. After a long morning of hard work, volunteers will come together at Buttonwood Bay to enjoy a barbecue luncheon donated by Palms Catering. Without corporate sponsorship, Day of Caring in Highlands County would not happen. Atlanticblue, Florida Hospital Heartland Division and Glades Electric Cooperative Inc. are once again sponsoring this year. All of our business partners are essential to the success of United Way. If your company is interested in becoming one of our business partners please contact Highlands County Director, Julie Fells 453-3401 or firstname.lastname@example.org. United Way Day of Caring today More than 300 volunteers expected to work Sebring Library to be renovated News-SunSEBRING The leaders and staff of the City of Sebring extend an open invitation for a Celebration of Life to honor and remember Rob Miller, director of public works at the time he unexpectedly died on April 23. The gathering will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the City Beach Pier behind the Civic Center at 355 W. Center Avenue. City of Sebring to remember Miller By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comSEBRING The National Day of Prayer will take place Thursday at 11 a.m. on the Highlands County courthouse lawn on South Commerce Avenue. The annual event will be held to pay homage to our county and officials. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs to the event. The day has been taking place the first Thursday in May since 1952. The mission of the National Day of Prayer is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture. Americans of all faiths are invited to participate on the day to generate positivity, understanding and encouragement within local communities and create a connection to our neighbors through prayer throughout the country. The First Presbyterian ARP Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave. in Sebring, also invites the public to prayer Thursday. The sanctuary will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in honor of the day. Contact the Highlands County Clerk of Courts at 402-6567. Residents invited to National Day of Prayer Event set for Thursday at 11 a.m.
www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, May 4, 2011Page 3A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Midwives and their many supporters will be walking for a cause Thursday afternoon. The midwives, mothers and advocates will walk to raise funds to help fight infant and maternal mortality as well as to celebrate International Day of the Midwife. The walk will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Highlands County courthouse continuing down to Eucalyptus Street. The route will be walked three separate times once for infants, once for mothers and once for midwives. The walk has been organized by Healthy Start and La Leche League of Hardee, Highlands and Polk counties member Aisha Alayande. Im new to the area and Ive been doing a lot of volunteering. Ive seen statistics here and its just not the same as other areas, said Alayande. According to Alayande, Highlands County currently has no certified midwives or doulas. The world needs more midwives more than ever. Midwifery services reduces maternal and infant mortality and reduces the cycle of poverty in developing countries, Alayande said. The walk is the first of its kind in Highlands County and the surrounding areas. Alayande is thrilled to orchestrate a movement that she hopes will spark more interest in the areas of healthy births and midwifery. You dont have to be certified to be a doula. The most important thing you have to do is just be an advocate for expectant mothers during the birthing process. If a pregnant woman has a doula, she is more likely to not induce the labor. She is more likely to breast feed rather than letting a nurse bottle feed the baby and she is more likely to make natural choices when it comes to herself and the newborn which will in turn ke ep them safe, Alayande said. More than 340,000 wom en die each year due to infe ctions due to maternal caus es that are preventabl e. Alayande is working to spread awareness of th at number while giving mothe rs the confidence to make nat ural choices. Alayandes two youn g daughters were both born in the home by midwives an d the mother knows the pos itives of doing things natura lly. Birth does not have to be a hospital procedure, unle ss of course it is high risk, but it isnt supposed to be that wa y. Centuries of women ga ve birth in the home, and brea st fed and had a midwife , Alayande said. For more informatio n about the Walk or inform ation about becoming a mi dwife or locating one conta ct Alayande at (347) 837-821 0 or vis it www.thehealingpot.com Debut walk on Thursday to honor infants, moms, midwives News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS A firefighter with Highland Park Volunteer Fire Department targets hot spots Tuesday during a brush fire that spread to two sheds and one vehicle. p lows connected on the rear that tear away a t the root system of vegetation. The vegetation is removed to mineral soil a nd a trench is formed all around the fire to f orm a road. Brush trucks gain access to the fire via t he new road and use water to finish off the f ire and protect assets. The cause of this fire is suspicious and t he investigation is being turned over to the F lorida Department of Agriculture & C onsumer Services, Office of Agriculture a nd Law Enforcement, Yunas wrote. Anyone with information on this fire is e ncouraged to 1-800-342-5869. N ews-Sun photographer Katara Simmons contributed to this report. Continued from page 1A Fire burns sheds near home News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Property owner Elvis Nolen leads his dog Tyson to safety Tuesday afternoon during a brush fire near his home in Lorida. When Nolen arrived on the scene, he became immediately concerned about the whereabouts of his dog, he found Tyson hiding in his dog house along the perimeter of the fire. Associated PressTALLAHASSEE The F lorida Senate has approved i ts version of a House bill o verhauling medical malp ractice suits in the state. Senators passed the bill ( HB 479) by a vote of 30-9 T uesday and sent it back to t he House. It requires out-of-state doctors to apply for a certificate to testify as an expert witness in Florida trials. The application fee is $50. The certification allows the state to discipline outof-state doctors if they are found to have offered deceptive or fraudulent testimony. The measure also increases the burden of proof for plaintiffs to prevail in such actions and provides some immunity from suit for doctors who volunteer to help high school and collegiate sports teams. Senate passes medical malpractice changes 10-foot gator chomps on deputys cruiserAssociated PressGAINESVILLE A10foot gator took a bite out of an Alachua County Sheriffs cruiser. Authorities say Deputy Victor Borrero spotted the gator Saturday evening near the Gainesville Golf and Country Club. It attacked the patrol car while the deputy was waiting for an alligator trapper to show up. Sheriffs spokesman Todd Kelly says the cars front bumper was heavily damaged. Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun
C ongress recently voted to set a side the week of M ay 15th through t he 21st as N ational Police W eek.In recognition, a special t ribute will take place at 9 a .m. Thursday, May 12 in the b oard room at the Highlands C ounty Government Center. T he entire community is e ncouraged to come and s how our support for the men a nd women whose sworn d uty is to protect and serve o ur lives at the risk of their o wn. We certainly hope people w ill turn out. But, as a community m aybe we can do even better t han that. We remember when the A von Park Police Department p ut on a barbecue for the peop le they serve. Wouldnt it be wonderful if n eighborhoods turned around a nd did the same thing for the p olice officer who patrols t heir streets, or if students m ade thank you cards for t heir resource officers, or if p eople stood at strategic s treet corners and waved signs of support, or if homemade cookies were sent to the station houses around the county. There have to be dozens of ways to express our appreciation. Taking time to think, plan and execute those ideas is a concrete gesture of our admiration and gratitude for the men and women who uphold the law. Yes, we know some of you reading this are sputtering right about now, What. Praise cops? No way. And we have to admit not every person is right for the job, or should be wearing a badge after all, it takes an unusual individual to be up for the work, which requires a mix of courage, intelligence, persistence, courage, observation, deductive reasoning, quick reflects, stamina, and the ability to make instant decisions. Not only is the work difficult and stressful, however, mistakes can be matters of life and death, with terrible, permanent consequences. Think of that burden for a moment. The fact is, the vast majority of law enforcement officers serve because they wish to keep the peace and benefit the world. At a time when many populations live under authoritarian, oppressive and secretive authorities, more goon squads than police forces, we should never forget how fortunate we are to have our own law enforcement agencies focused on preventing and solving crimes, rather than in keeping us in line. We should all take the time to say thank you. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, May 4, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. email@example.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.orgDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. email@example.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. firstname.lastname@example.org CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. email@example.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL& OPINION Take time to say thank you They got him. Put a couple of slugs in his face. Then they dumped his body in the sea something for the fish, which dont much care what they eat, to feed on. No matter how you look at it, this was a masterful stroke by a group of Navy Seals who went about their business with great skill and steely nerves. Naturally, great credit went to the president who stuck with an operation that was set in motion by his predecessor, George W. Bush. Were told that President Obama not only approved the strike, but actually watched it unfold. As one of his predecessors would have said, Bully for him. One hopes that the alQaida thugs have learned an important lesson from the death of their leader: that it doesnt pay to fool around with Uncle Sam. He has a long memory and a strong sense of resolve. That should ensure that any thoughts of some kind of murderous retaliation for the death of Osama bin Laden will be met both surely and swiftly. One has to stand in awe in the face of an operation carried out with both great courage and professionalism. It should be a clear warning to our enemies that its neither nice, nor wise, to fool with Uncle Sam. He may be slow to act, sometimes, but he will act and act decisively even under a president not widely known for decisiveness in such matters. I have no idea of what the aftermath of this affair will be. Al-Qaida is threatening some kind of vengeance for the execution and thats what it was of their leader. They will learn that any such retaliation will be handled exactly as was the killing of bin Laden. Terrorism, as a weapon, seldom produces anything but seething anger among its victims anger and a determination to deal harshly and swiftly with the terrorists. It is, therefore, inevitably self-defeating. To the certifiably insane thugs who make up alQaidas terrorist strike forces and who kill with total disregard of the innocence of their victims, terror is their sole weapon. Without it they are defenseless. Should these murderers seek vengeance for the defeat of bin Laden, however, they will only hasten their own certain demise. That, of course, will probably not deter them. We can probably expect to be the victims of their desire for payback what the spooks at Langley call blowback. All of this comes out of a divergence of world views. Here in the West we try to live and let live. Believe what you must; well defend your right to your beliefs as long as they threaten no one. Thats heresy to the fanatics who worship at the altar of violence, who insist that their warped view of the world, and the role tha t ones religion plays in it, demands violence against its non-believers. Once upon a time, failu re to get in step with the prevailing religious views of the moment could get you burned at the stake, as St. Joan of Arc learned the hard way. The al-Qaida bunch still adheres to that peculiar form of religiosity. Do it their way, or die. It has ye t to be demonstrated to them that the overwhelming majority of the worlds pe ople reject that proposition. They have not understood that they cannot enforce their beliefs by killing tho se who reject them. There are simply too many of us, an d too few of them. Their late leader never understood that fact. Like all fanatics, he thought tha t violence in defense of thei r beliefs would eventually win the day. He learned th e fallacy of that conviction the hard way, with a coupl e of slugs made in the USA in his fevered brain. This war is not over. There are still rounds to g o in this battle against the proponents of violence as a means of enforcing an extreme form of religious intolerance. But as this most recent development i n that battle proves, violenc e is the losing side. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of The New Reagan Revolution (St. Martins Press, 2011). He is the founder and chairman of The Reagan Group and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his website at www.reagan.com, or e-mail comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. The day of reckoning arrives Making Sense Michael Reagan Education is key to a better Florida E ditor: Each day I work on behalf o f low-income and at-risk s tudents to help them overc ome the many hardships t hey face to afford a college e ducation. This is a signific ant challenge, as tuition c osts at Floridas public univ ersities are expected to i ncrease 30 percent or more o ver the next several years. T his fact, combined with the c ost of other college-related e xpenses, creates a serious s truggle for youth througho ut Florida to achieve their d reams of a college educat ion. Whats more, we are curr ently facing significant cuts t o the federal funding of our e ducation system. We must d o better so our youth are m ore educated to meet the c hallenges of tomorrow. One of Floridas best kept s ecrets, Take Stock in C hildren, is a statewide nonp rofit organization with a s olid 16-year history of prov iding a unique opportunity f or low-income and at-risk s tudents who aspire to purs ue a college education. Our r ole model program identif ies thousands of students w ho sign a contract pledging t o remain drug and crime f ree and maintain a 2.5 grade p oint average in middle and h igh school. Students that f ulfill these requirements r eceive a full scholarship to a state college, university or v ocational school. To date, our organization h as provided educational s upport and college scholars hips for over 17,000 child ren. I was one of those stud ents and was able to a chieve my dream of attaini ng a college education with t he help of Take Stock in C hildren. Now, as we face cuts to F lorida Bright Futures and P roject STARS scholarships w e might lose some of our f unding and with that the a bility to help more students, l ike myself, achieve success. T his would mean thousands o f deserving low-income stud ents will not be provided t he opportunity to pursue a college education. In addition, hundreds of thousands of private donor funds given to Take Stock in Children for the purpose of purchasing these prepaid scholarships would not be awarded or would have to be given back. We cannot allow these funds to go to waste or let our youth suffer the lifealtering consequences of not receiving a higher education. In working with these students on a regular basis I see their willingness to achieve but also see their doubt that they will make it, as it seems there is less and less opportunity for support. Now is the time that we need our elected officials and business leaders to be the voice for all those who dream of obtaining a college education and living the American dream. We must rally together and take pride in our youth who are our next generation of leaders. Education is the key to a better Florida, and we need the support of individuals and businesses to ensure every child who wishes to go to college has the opportunity to do so. Helen A. Quinn Administrator of College Transition and Retention Take Stock in ChildrenEnd the attacks on SchulerEditor: I have known Mayor Sharon Schuler for aprroximately 11 years. She has the support of the residents of Avon Park for many of her terms as mayor. Over the years she has weathered so many malicious allegations, which all have been proven to be unfruitful by her attackers and false. Our great country is involved in three wars, natural disasters, an oil and food crisis etc. Dont you think it strange that there is a small group of individuals continually trying to take Mayor Schuler out. The residents of Avon Park should be grateful for her many years of public service. It is time that the NewsSun reporters like Ed Baldridge get a a grip and find someone who deserves an attack on their character and start writing stories about what and why this great nations wars, food, fuel and natural disaters are attacking the great American standards and stealing our independence. Small town mayors like Mayor Schuler should never be a target for any wrongdoing. She has held her office for many years in an ethical, professional, upright manner and has held her priorities in order to benefit the residents of Avon Park. She is devoted to her position, the people of Avon Park and it is my opinion that everyone who is attacking her take a long look in the mirror. Remember the Bible verse that states, Why do you look at the speck in your brothers eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? Mt. 7:3 Mayor Schuler is a good person and leader. She will weather this storm. Please leave her alone to do her job as mayor. Stan Schmidt Sebring EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 3851954; or email@example.com. Letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the NewsSun.
JAMES LEZAMA James Walter Lezama, 34, of Sebring, Fla., was called to meet his Lord on Sunday, May 1, 2011. He was born March 11, 1977, to Gonzalo J. and Martha (Griffin) Lezama in Miami, Fla. He had been a lifelong resident of Sebring, graduating with the Sebring High School Class of 1996, where he was a member of the SHS Marching Band. He was a big supporter of SHS Athletics, the University of Miami and The Miami Dolphins; was employed in retail sales and was a member of Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann Lezama of Sebring; son, Gordon Lezama; parents, Gonzalo and Martha Lezama; in-laws, Marge and Larry Ambuel; and brother, Joseph L. Lezama Jr., all of Sebring. Afuneral service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, with Rev. George Hall officiating. Interment at Lakeview Memorial Gardens will immediately follow the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelson.com Death noticesEvalin Belle Battles FroelicherGraves 90, of Meadville, Pa., died April 28, 2011. Arrangements under the direction of Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home, Meadville. Kenneth Robert Melvin 70, of Sebring died April 2 8, 2011, in Sebring. Arrangements are being handled by StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring. Charles Raymond Roeh l 68, of Sebring died April 2 9, 2011. Arrangements are under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, May 4, 2011Page 5A Sebring Village hosts November tourSEBRING Sebring V illage presents TunicaC asino Capital of the South a nd Memphis Home of the B lues, a seven-day tour from N ov. 13-19. Cost is $490 per p erson; all tips included. T his trip includes six nights l odging, four consecutive n ights at the MGM Grand R iver Casino, 10 meals, a dmission to Graceland h ome of Elvis Presley, and a dmission to Tunica M useum; Tupelo Automobile M useum and Beale Street. To add your name to the l ist, call Angie Warchak at 4 71-2150.Summer Theatre Camp auditions setAVON PARK The C hampion for Children F oundation of Highlands C ounty Inc. and Childrens A cademy of Arts & Theatre ( CAAT) will be hosting S ummer Theatre Camp 2011. Learn acting, dancing, s inging, costuming and s cenery for Hans Christian A ndersons The Little M ermaid (in original music al play), at the Avon Park C ommunity Center, 310 W. M ain St. Auditions will be from 3 :30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 7 and Thursday, May 19. R ehearsals will be from 3 :30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday and T hursday after school t hrough June 9, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays beginning June 13 through July 7. Six shows will run from June 11-14. Tuition for summer theatre camp is $250 per student. First through 12th grades may apply. Scholarship applications are available and are awarded based upon need. Call Krista Flores at 2120800 or Michelle Cathey at 449-0191 for details. The School Board of Highlands County disclaimer: The school is neither endorsing nor sponsoring this event nor approving the views of the organization sponsoring the event. The school does not require you to attend or participate in the event.Volunteers needed at Ridge Area ArcAVON PARK Ridge Area Arc is in need of volunteers for the summer months. Avariety of activities are available to meet the interests of potential volunteers. Areceptionist is needed at The Arcs main office, 120 W. College Drive. The Arcs two resale stores are in need of extra hands to accept donations, sort, price, stock shelves, check electrical appliances, run the cash register, and other tasks. The Arc provides services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties. If you have a few hours to spare, stop by either of the Arcs Resale Stores. They are at 899 W. Main St., Avon Park and at 1010 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula. Volunteer applications are also available at the Arcs administration building at 120 W. College Drive. Call 452-1295, ext. 110 for more information. Continued from 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Dr. Mark B and from Orlando will be p laying at Duffers Sports G rille from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. t his Saturday. Lead vocalist Mark Allen w ill have his band playing s ome of those favorite rock, T op 40, Beatles hits and other t unes to keep everyone movi ng on the dance floor. There i s no cover charge. Hit singer/songwriter Rick A rnold will be performing d uring dinner from 6-9 p.m. F riday. Southern Style K araoke will take over later t hat evening from 9 p.m. to 1 a .m. Billy Glades performs f rom 6-9 p.m. every T hursday at Duffers foll owed by J & B Karaoke f rom 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Bob Weed offers music a nd trivia questions from 6-9 p .m. every Tuesday. Chuck White and Tony S uazo will bring the gang b ack this Wednesday for the m onthly Midweek Blues & J azz night at Duffers. They w ill perform from 6-9 p.m. There's never a cover charge for any of the musical entertainment. Duffers is at 6940 U.S. 27 North. Call 382-6339 for more details. Dr. Mark Band to perform at Duffers Courtesy photo Mark Allen, lead vocalist with the Dr. Mark Band, will performing with the group at Duffers Sports Grille in Sebring from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. OBITUARIES Courtesy pho to The Rotary Club of Highlands Countys Jim Houseknecht recently presented a check to Kimberly Nazain and Justin Aeder, representatives from the Heartland Young Professionals, for their assisting during the clubs recent 12/24 hour Bicycle Race. The Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6 p.m., on Mondays at Beef OBradys in Sebring. Thanks for the help Special to the News-SunAVON PARK In a nation where thous ands of people will be diagnosed with canc er this year, Avon Park residents are invite d to celebrate life. The American Cancer Society Relay For L ife is a unique fundraising event in which t eams of participants take turns walking the t rack overnight in an effort to fight cancer. T eams campout, eat and play games. This y ears Relay For Life will take place at Joe F ranza Stadium at Avon Park High School o n Saturday. The message of the event is that no one f ights alone. At noon, all cancer survivors, m eaning anyone who has ever been diagn osed with cancer, and their caregivers will g ather on the track and walk or wheelchair t he first lap, unified in victory and hope. T his emotional lap honors the courage of all w ho have defeated cancer. Once the opening ceremony and Survivor a nd Caregiver Lap are done, all cancer surv ivors and their caregivers will join togethe r for the Survivor Reception, a celebration t hat honors all individuals who have survived a diagnosis of cancer. The reception is hosted by Chapter XI Nu Sigma, Beta Sigma Phi. The atmosphere of Relay For Life is one of camaraderie and celebration, providing an opportunity for cancer survivors to pass the torch of hope on to those still battling cancer or those that might be touched by cancer in the future. Because no one fights cancer alone, friends, family members, and caregivers are encouraged to attend the Survivors Lap and join their loved ones as they walk around the track. If you are a cancer survivor and would like to take part in the Relay For Life of Avon Park, call your American Cancer Society at (866) 739-5288, ext. 5807. The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. For more information anytime, call toll free 1.800.ACS.2345 or visit www.cancer.org. Lap of Hope, Survivors Reception kick off Avon Parks Relay
Page 6ANews-SunWednesday, May 4, 2011www.newssun.com charged with operating a motor vehicle without valid driver license. Darrell Mark Tyndall, 51, of Avon Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, April 30: Samer Juma Ahmad, 26, of Wauchula, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and driving while license suspended, first offense. Stephane Randolph Blain, 20, of Sebring, was charged for driving while license suspended, revoked license. David Robert Dwight, 52, of Avon Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and refusing to submit to DUI test after license suspended. Rafael Elias Esquilin, 47, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, committing domestic battery by strangulation. Heidy Gonzalez, 20, of Sebring, was charged for driving while license suspended, first offense. Aaron Heath Harmon, 33, of Sebring, was charged with knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Stanley Tyler Jones, 45, of Sebring, was charged for failing to register motor vehicle. Alberto Prado Luna, 54, of Avon Park, was detained on a municipal ordinance violation. Guillermo Martinez, 27, of Avon Park, was detained on a municipal ordinance violation. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Thursday, April 29: Justin Allen Berry, 25, of Sebring, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Stacey Lynn King, 32, of Avon Park, was charged for possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; possession of controlled substance without prescription; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Todd Arlo Spilde, 50, of Lake Placid, was charged for withholding support, nonsupport of children or spouse. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER Courtesy pho to The 2011 Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Administrative Professional Luncheon, which was sponsored by Home & Office Essentials, Miller Central Air and Wauchula State Bank, was held at the Lake Placid Camp& Conference Centeron April 27. The winners are (from left) Mary Anne Narkawicz, Cross Country Automotive Service, second runner up; Pam Pelletier, 2011 Administrative Professional of the Year; and Darlene Nelson, Lake Country Elementary School, first runner up. Administrative professionals honored
www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, May 4, 2011Page 7A Courtesy photo Lake Placid High School teacher John Rousch (left) was awarded Teacher of the Year by the Air Force Association f or his role in providing young students an opportunity to learn about aviation. The award was presented during the A FAs annual awards luncheon last month, held at the Air Force Range. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. William Hutchison made the presentation. Courtesy photo The Air Force Association presented Briana Washington with the News Media Support of Aviation Award. Washington works part-time at the News-Sun. The award was presented during the AFAs annual awards luncheon last month, held at the Air Force Range. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. William Hutchison made the presentation. Courtesy photo Richard McClain, a member of the Avon Park Air Force Range staff, was presented the Ken Beers Award during the Air Force Associations annual awards luncheon last month. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. William Hutchison made the presentation. Courtesy photo Lt. Col. Charles Buck MacLaughlin (left) was recognized by the Air Force Association for his role as the commander of the Avon Park Air Force Range. The award was presented during the AFAs annual awards luncheon last month, held at the Air Force Range. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. William Hutchison made the presentation. Courtesy photo Mike Willingham (left), executive director of the Sebring Regional Airport, was presented the Matty Laird Outstanding Support of Aviation Award by the Air Force A ssociation. Laird was a pioneer pilot and aircraft builder w ho in lived in Highlands County in his later years. Courtesy photo Sam Shames (left) received the Outstanding Support of Aviation by a Government Official Award from the Air Force Association recently. Making the presentation is retired U.S. Air Force Col. William Hutchison. Shames, a Vietnam era Air Force pilot, is involved in the Civil Air Patrol. AFA award winners honored from Halls church, and representatives from Longs Air-conditioning and Century Link left Sunday, heading for the area around Pleasant Grove, one town particularly hard hit. They arrived at 11 p.m., slept on the floor of the North Highlands Church and were at work Monday by 6:30 a.m. The men will be gone a week, expecting to be home in time for Mothers Day. Hall, returning a phone call from the News-Sun Monday, apologized for not hearing his phone ring, but the team was out sawing trees and pulling them off of peoples homes, he said. The noise had drowned out his ring tone. Hall said the team was right on the edge of the worst destruction and the damage looked every bit like the hurricanes (of 2004) only very arbitrary. There are paths 3/4s of a mile wide that are leveled, he said. Some houses, all that is left is the foundation with the street number spray painted on it. One elderly gentleman lost half his roof, but still had water and power. The trip was partly made possible because Halls congregation collected a special offering to help finance the trip. At the Alabama end, Ha ll said, ladies were makin g sure the teams were fe d, offering breakfast and b ag lunches. It is hot, Hall sai d, even sounding sweaty ov er the phone, but the team is getting a lot of work done Of course, in some case s, there is little the repa ir group can do, homes ha ving been shredded in to toothpicks. At times like that, Ha ll said, We tell them that w e love them and that Jes us loves them, then we have to move on down the road. Continued from page 1A Locals helping tornado victims There are paths 3/4s of a mile wide that are leveled. Some houses, all that is left is the foundation with the street number spray painted on it. One elderly gentleman lost half his roof, but still had water and power.GEORGEHALL APminister Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Depot M useum will be open from 1 0 a.m. to 3 p.m. this S aturday to allow visitors to t our the exhibits on their own o r as part of a tour conducted b y museum volunteers. The exhibits, which tell the s tories of Avon Park, vary f rom the founding of the c ommunity in 1886 by Oliver C rosby, to the discovery of B rown n Serve Rolls; S panish moss and its import ance to Henry Ford and his 1 920s Model Ts; the Orange Blossom Special;, a rtistic citrus crate labels and t he meaning of their backg round colors; and a kitchen o f yesterday, complete with o nce-popular cooking gadge ts. Other exhibits include the B ombing Range used in W orld War II, Avon Parks b aseball heritage and the t elephone switchboard used i n the city until 1985. Avideo portraying the hist ory and development of F lorida will be shown and v isitors can tour the railroad d ining car next to the museu m. Admission is free but d onations are accepted. Normal museum operating h ours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p .m., Wednesday through F riday. Call 453-3525 or 3 85-8618. AP Depot Museum to be open Saturday
Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, May 4, 2011www.newssun.com n o problem with this, Richie a dded. My concerns have nothi ng to do with the capabilities o f Mr. Canaday. My concerns l ie in that a year ago, he r eceived a 10 percent raise, n ow we are going to give him a nother 5 percent raise with n o extra responsibilities, E lwell said. I have a difficult time in g iving someone raise when I h ave 300 some odd county e mployees who have not seen a raise in three years, Elwell s aid. Commissioner Greg Harris s tated a different opinion. I dont look at this as a p ay raise. We eliminated a p osition, and we save about $ 85,000. We need to let Mr. H elms do his job. He made a n excellent decision and an e xcellent financial decision, H arris said. Chairwoman Barbara S tewart agreed with Elwell. I, too, have an issue with a bout a year or so ago giving a n increase of 10 percent and t o give another five to six p ercent now is not judicious a t this time, Stewart said. Richie suggested that the c ounty hold off on the decis ion I am upset that we did not h ave sufficient information at t he beginning, Richie said. What would it cost us to f ill that position if Mr. C anaday walked? Harris a sked. Helms asked the board to waive their own policy restriction of an employee working out of their pay class for more than a year, and made one last argument for Canadays raise. If he is hired at the amount he is currently making, he will be making less than the employee he is supervising, Helms said. Harris made the motion to approve Canaday as EMS Director, but his motion died for a lack of a second. Elwell motioned to waive the county policy for working one year out of class, Richie seconded, and that motion passed 3-1 with Harris voting against. The board then directed Helms to approach Canaday and offer him the position at the current salary of $23.85 per hour, or $49,608 annually. Continued from page 1A took so long. Bradford worries that the Pentagon and government release too much information. He thinks that is one reason why it took 10 years catch up to bin Laden. When we talked about how we were tracking cell phone calls, what is the first thing Obama did? He got rid of his cell phone, Bradford said. Commander Richard Pickles Gerken, of AmVets Post 21, was thinking about the future. Im glad hes dead for one thing, he said. Im sure you realize whats going to happen now. Gerken predicted there might be retaliatory attacks, but he wasnt too worried about another 9/11. As far as any really bad things, he said, I think we have the ability to stop them. Wally Randall, direct or of the Boys & Girls Clu b and enthusiastic advoca te of Fourth of July firework s, also had a strong reaction The only differen ce between (Osama b in Laden) and Hitler, is th at Hitler had more opportun ity. Both had the sam e motive, both were m ad men, both were ma ss killers, he said. An d whether or not he slipp ed on a banana peel or got h is head blown off, the wor ld is a better place. Paul Ferrall, of Pea ce Highlands County, w as thoughtful. Well, my first reactio n was that it was all in t he divine order. I didnt fe el like cheering. I felt gra titude to the men on the mi ssion. I felt grateful for t he better morale we now fee l, but, first and last, I feel it was all in the hands of t he divine Lord. Continued from page 1A Canady gets title, but not raise I have a difficult time in giving someone a raise when I have 300 some odd county employees who have not seen a raise in three years.DONELWELL county commissioner Osama bin Ladens death cheered by local residents By DONNACASSATA Associated PressWASHINGTON C ongress may consider cutt ing the almost $1.3 billion in a nnual aid to Pakistan if it t urns out the Islamabad gove rnment knew where Osama b in Laden was hiding, the h ead of the Senate I ntelligence Committee said T uesday. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, DC alif., said she wants more d etails from CIAdirector L eon Panetta and others a bout the Pakistani governm ents role. Feinstein spoke to r eporters about the raid that k illed bin Laden early M onday and the questions r aised by his hiding place d eep inside Pakistan. The No. 2 House D emocratic leader, Rep. S teny Hoyer of Maryland, s aid if Pakistan doesnt ease d oubts about its dedication to f ighting terrorists, Congress s hould explore whether it m akes sense to reduce U.S. a id to that country. I dont know whether it w ould be effective or count erproductive, well have to l ook at that, he told r eporters, adding, It needs to b e looked into. Incredulous lawmakers are p ressing Pakistan for answers t o two simple questions: W hat did its army and intelligence agents know of bin Ladens whereabouts and when did they know it? The al-Qaida terrorist leader behind the Sept. 11 attacks lived and died in a massive, fortified compound built in 2005 and located on the outskirts of Abbottabad, miles from the capital of Islamabad. It stood just a half-mile from the Kakul Military Academy, Pakistans equivalent of West Point, and close to various army regiments. Amid the high praise for the successful U.S. military operation, congressional Republicans and Democrats questioned whether bin Laden was hiding in plain sight, with Pakistani military and intelligence operatives either totally unaware of his location or willfully ignoring his presence to protect him. I think this tells us once again that, unfortunately, Pakistan at times is playing a double game, said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a Senate Armed Services Committee member who indicated that Congress could put limits on funds for Pakistan. But another GOPmember of the panel dismissed that idea. For those who want to cut off aid to Pakistan, I understand your frustration, said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. But at the end of the day, if you want to create a failed state in Pakistan, one of the best things to do is sever relationships. It is not in our national security interest to let this one event destroy what is a difficult partnership but a partnership nonetheless. Bin Ladens death and questions about Pakistans eagerness in the fight against terrorism come as the tenuous U.S.-Pakistan relationship seems even more fragile. In recent weeks, CIAcontractor Raymond Davis killing of two Pakistanis and stepped-up drone attacks have further strained ties between the two countries. Different factions within Pakistan itself complicate its role as a U.S. ally. What state officials and those in the military may have known about bin Laden could be quite different from what tribes and even families in the region knew or, more to the point, were willing to say in public about the Abbottabad compound and its occupants. Congress may dock Pakistan aid over bin Laden MCT The FBIs 10 Most Wanted posting about Osama bin Laden is updated to show his death. NEWS-SUN 385-6155 Read the news online at www.newssun.com
www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, May 4, 2011Page 9 A TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5312 TAX DEED NO.: 1000925TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5312 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-15031100070 LOT 7 BLOCK 311 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 15 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 10 PAGE 3 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF NRP OF SUN N LAKES LLC; EVERYTHING CHANGES LLC UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLER K May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5311 TAX DEED NO.: 1000924TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5311 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-15031100060 LOT 6 BLOCK 311 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 15 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 10 PAGE 3 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF NRP OF SUN N LAKES LLC; EVERYTHING CHANGES LLC UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLER K May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5310 TAX DEED NO.: 1000923TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5310 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-15031000220 LOT 22 BLOCK 310 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 15 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 10 PAGE 3 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF DFC FUNDING CO LLC UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLER K May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5248 TAX DEED NO.: 1000922TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5248 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-140310000080 LOT 8 BLOCK 300 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 14 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 73 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF JONATHAN BAILEY UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLER K May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5195 TAX DEED NO.: 1000920TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5195 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-14029600230 LOT 23 BLOCK 296 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 14 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 73 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF GERTRUDE MARILYN GADSBY UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLER K May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 ***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5184 TAX DEED NO.: 1000919TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5184 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-14029500190 LOT 19 BLOCK 295 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 14 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 73 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF CHRISTOPHER E. ROBERTS UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5183 TAX DEED NO.: 1000918TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5183 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-14029500180 LOT 18 BLOCK 295 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 14 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 73 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF CHRISTOPHER E. ROBERTS UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-4906 TAX DEED NO.: 1000917TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-4906 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-13027000320 LOT 32 BLOCK 270 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 13 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 71 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF MARIE D. SAXTON; CAROL J. SAXTON UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-4906 TAX DEED NO.: 1000917TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-4906 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-13027000320 LOT 32 BLOCK 270 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 13 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 71 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF MARIE D. SAXTON; CAROL J. SAXTON UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-4906 TAX DEED NO.: 1000917TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-4906 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-13027000320 LOT 32 BLOCK 270 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 13 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 71 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF MARIE D. SAXTON; CAROL J. SAXTON UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty Legals TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-4906 TAX DEED NO.: 1000917TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-4906 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-13027000320 LOT 32 BLOCK 270 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 13 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 71 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF MARIE D. SAXTON; CAROL J. SAXTON UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-4906 TAX DEED NO.: 1000917TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-4906 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-13027000320 LOT 32 BLOCK 270 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 13 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 71 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF MARIE D. SAXTON; CAROL J. SAXTON UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purchasing Department for: I I T T B B 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 O O D D O O R R C C O O R R R R O O S S I I O O N N & & G G R R E E A A S S E E C C O O N N T T R R O O L L F F O O R R W W A A S S T T E E W W A A T T E E R R C C O O L L L L E E C C T T I I O O N N S S Y Y S S T T E E M M Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from our website at: mysebring.com or by contacting Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB by phone 863-471-5110, Fax 863-471-5168, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. If obtaining documents via the website, it shall be the bidders responsibility to check for amendments/changes made to the document. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bids. Bids must be delivered to the City of Sebring Purchasing Office Attn: Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 2 2 : : 0 0 0 0 P P M M , M M o o n n d d a a y y , M M a a y y 1 1 6 6 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 o o f f t t h h e e o o f f f f i i c c i i a a l l t t i i m m e e c c l l o o c c k k i i n n t t h h e e p p u u r r c c h h a a s s i i n n g g o o f f f f i i c c e e Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected. The City will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, or any other type of delivery service. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and ordinance of local, state and federal authorities having jurisdiction, including, but not limited to: all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21, 1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1, 33 F.2 7804); all provisions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla. Stat. 287.133, et seq, as amended) and the provisions in Fla. Stat287.134, et seq,as amended, regarding discrimination. The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the award; if an award is made, will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the City of Sebring. The council reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB Purchasing Agent Sebring, Florida April 29; May 4, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000879 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. DARREL CHINN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000879 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and DARREL CHINN; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR BANK OF AMERICA, NA; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 5, BLOCK 525, SEBRING SHORES ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 124, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1262 LAKEVIEW DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09063048 NMNC-SPECFHLMC --Team5 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 27; May 4, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000485 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2005-AB1, Plaintiff, vs. REGINALD BURNS SR., et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000485 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2005-AB1, is the Plaintiff and REGINALD BURNS SR.; BANK OF AMERICA, NA; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: DWELLING UNIT NO. 3005, OF WOODRUFF HEIGHTS VILLAS, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 6, BLOCK 11 OF TOWN OF AVON PARK, SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF VERONA CIRCLE, A DISTANCE OF 152.85 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF VERONA CIRCLE A DISTANCE OF 32.5 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH THROUGH A PARTITION WALL AND CONTINUE A DISTANCE OF 80 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 32.5 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH A DISTANCE OF 80 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 388, PAGE 987, 988, 989 AND 990 AND AS PER DESCRIPTION RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 388, PAGE 990, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTH, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3005 WOODRUFF HEIGHTS, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09034881 NMNC-CONV--Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 27; May 4, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000568 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CMLTI 2007-WFHE4, Plaintiff, vs. NANCY N. CARPER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000568 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CMLTI 2007-WFHE4, is the Plaintiff and NANCY N. CARPER; CAPITAL ONE BANK; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 17, BLOCK 14 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 7, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, AT PAGE 26, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5915 CHERRY ROAD, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09041778 NMNC-CONV--Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 27; May 4, 2011 Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08018772 NMNC-CONV--Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 27; May 4, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-342GCS US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-WFHE2, Plaintiff, vs. HOLLY J. WATKINS A/K/A HOLLY J. FRANCIONE A/K/A HOLLY L. FRANCIONE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-342GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-WFHE2, is the Plaintiff and HOLLY J. WAKTINS A/K/A HOLLY J. FRANCIONE A/K/A HOLLY L. FRANCIONE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HOLLY J. WATKINS A/K/A HOLLY J. FRANCIONE A/K/A HOLLY L. FRANCIONE N/K/A DAVID GATES are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, BLOCK 1, OF CIRCLE TERRACE, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, AT PAGE 9, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 200 EAST WINTHROP STREET, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000499 DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, vs. VICTORIA K. VIEHMEYER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000499 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE, is the Plaintiff and VICTORIA K. VIEHMEYER; WILLIAM VIEHMEYER; WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; TENANT #1 N/K/A SCOTT ZORNS, and TENANT #2 N/K/A DEBBIE ZORNS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 14, BLOCK 47, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 302 CITROEN DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10020054 NMNC-CONV--Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 27; May 4, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-173 IN RE: ESTATE OF SUE B. GRZEGORZEWSKI Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SUE B. GRZEGORZEWSKI, deceased, whose date of death was February 11, 2011, 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 representatives 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 May 4, 2011. Personal Representatives: /s/ John Gifford 2100 Wynne Way Jamison, Pennsylvania 18929 /s/ Thomas Gifford 841 Primrose Drive Warminster, PA 18974 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ Michael A. Rider Florida Bar Number: 175661 13 N. Oak Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-1111 Fax: (863)465-8100 E-Mail: email@example.com May 4, 11, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001381 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2007-WF1, Plaintiff, vs. A DOLFO ANTUNEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001381 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2007-WF1, is the Plaintiff and ADOLFO ANTUNEZ; DORA ANTUNEZ; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE A VENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 4 AND THE WEST 12 1/2 FEET OF LOT 3, BLOCK 14, OF THE SECOND RESUBDIVISION HOFFMANS GROVE ADDITION TO LAKE STEARNS FLORIDA, BLOCK 525, SEBRING SHORES ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 216 E WASHINGTONIA AVENUE, LAKE PLACID,FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09083544 NMNC-CONV--Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 27; May 4, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-174 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHNNIE LOUISE KELLEY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of JOHNNIE LOUISE KELLEY, deceased, File Number PC 11-174, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was December 30, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $13,300.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address HARRY M. KELLEY 1621 Lundberg Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 4, 2011. Person Giving Notice: HARRY M. KELLEY 1621 Lundberg Avenue Lake Placid, Florida 33852 A ttorney for Person Giving Notice: / s/ Michael A. Rider Florida Bar Number: 175661 13 N. Oak Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-1111 Fax: (863)465-8100 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org May 4, 11, 2011 1050Legals 1000 Announcements LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME?Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results CLASSIFIEDS
Page 10ANews-Sun Wednesday, May 4, 2011www.newssun.co m 1100Announcements TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5558 TAX DEED NO.: 1000959TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5558 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-06033500210 LOT 21 BLOCK 335 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 16 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 10 PAGE 4 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF PATRICIA FRANCIS; YANIQUE FRANCIS UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED A CCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5316 TAX DEED NO.: 1000928TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5316 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-15174000230 LOT 23 BLOCK 740 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 15 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 15 PAGE 64 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF NRP OF SUN N LAKES LLC; EVERYTHING CHANGES LLC UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED A CCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5315 TAX DEED NO.: 1000927TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5315 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-15174000070 LOT 7 AND THE EASTERLY 43.00 FT OF LOT 8 BLOCK 740 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 15R1 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 15 PAGE 64 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF CLIFFORD WRIGHT UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED A CCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 TAX DEED SALE: 6/8/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-5314 TAX DEED NO.: 1000926TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-5314 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C043428-15174000050 LOT 5 BLOCK 740 SUN N LAKE EST OF SEBRING UNIT 15 A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 15 PAGE 64 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF BENJAMIN CENTENO; LUZ NEYDA PAGAN RIVERA UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED A CCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 6/8/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 5/4/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsCHECK YOUR ADPlease check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our 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
www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, May 4, 2011Page 11 A 1996 CHEVYS10 Super Cab, 4.3, 5 speed. $1500 o.b.o. Sorry This is Sold! 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 TransportationTERRY 27'Fifth Wheel '01. 10' Slide out. Sleeps 6. Fifth Wheel incl. $7500. Call 863-453-0037. 8400RecreationalVehicles 8350Sporting Goods 8000 RecreationLIFT RECLINERELEC. Blue in color. Call 863-655-9622 7560Medical Supplies& Equipment SHIH TZUPUPPIES FOR SALE Boys and girls, $300. Home number 863-382-3808, cell 863-446-1402 or 446-4218. NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. HAND RAISEDIndian Ring Neck Parrots. Very sweet. Great gifts. $200. Call 863-697-3418 BEAGLE FEMALE. Fixed and up to date on shots. Great w/kids. Free to good home Call ADOPTED!!! 7520Pets & SuppliesSPRING LAKEMOVING SALE 316 Blazing Star Rd. Fri & Sat 5/6 & 7, 8am 5pm. Lazy Boy & Broyhill furn., small & large appliances, household items, fishing equip., Much More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales TYPEWRITER BROTHERSelec. Like new. $50 obo. Call 863-471-2575 after 12pm. STAINED GLASS,hobby suppl.. grinder, glass, chopper, foil, solderleadless, misc. $100 863-402-2285 SHAMPOO CHAIR,Vintage, gold w/ tray. $25 Call 863-385-3199 SEWING -Machine w/ case & attachments. $75. T-F-Sa.,So. Sun"N' Lake Grassy 12-6 pm only. 113 Golfpoint dr. SAMSUNG GUSTOCamero phone. Black (By Verizon) New in box. $20. Call 863-452-6359 POOTATUCK -Lion Trimmer, Frames / Cabinet. $80. T-F-Sa, So. Sun 'N' Lake Grassy 12-6 pm only. 113 Golfpoint Dr. METAL DETECTORTechna model DX-1200, rarely used.Works excellent. $50 863-402-2285 GERI CHAIR,vintage, gold w/ tray. $25. Call 863-385-3199 EXERCISE BIKE/ Nordic Track, large seat, fan, 16 programs, 1 touch, like new, $95. SOLD!! EXERCISE BIKEPrime Fit, stationery w/ digital readings. $50. 863-655-0342 EASTON 5'pop-up sports multi-net. $50. Call 863-453-0569 CHAIN SAWEcho CS4400 with 18" bar & chain. $100. 863-443-0912 BOOKCASE HEADBOARDTwin, frame & mattress. $45. CAll 863-453-0569 BIKE 18"Boys Next Brand. Like new. $30. 863-452-6798 7310Bargain Buys BEDRAILS -PUTCO pipe, 1 set for Ford F-150 short bed, very nice $60 863-453-7027 BED EXTENSIONfor Ford F-150 Pickup, aluminum pipe, never used, (New $200) Will sell $75 863-453-7027 AB LOUNGElike new $20 863-4414418 7310Bargain Buys WINDOWS -White, Tinted & Tempered Alum. (2) 4'X8' $350 / (1) 6'X3' $175 / Cabinets w/ Formica Top (3) $150. Call 863-385-3199 WATER PUMPHonda gas engine, 4.0 horsepower, 2" inlet, 2" outlet GX 120, 148 gal per minute. $400. 585-261-2110 VACUUM CLEANERKirby with attachments, $200 o.b.o. & ROOMBA (vacuum) complete, used once $50. 863-465-7738 OR 863-441-3180 2 COMMERCIALUpholstery sewing machines miscellaneous supplier & remnants. Call 863-446-4673 7300Miscellaneous TABLE, MAHOGANY,36" x 39 1/2 square w/4 matching chairs. $150. Call 863-243-3646 TABLE, LEXINGTONwhite wicker 44" w/4 chairs on rollers, 8 cushions. $385 obo. Call 863-465-5694 or 863-243-9108 SOFA -Queen Size like new, Floral mauve shade. 863-453-2851 7180FurnitureREFRIGERATOR MAYTAG.Excel cond. 20.7 cu.ft. $150. Call 863-452-1904 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseAVON PARKLarge Retail/Office Building, 100 E. Main St. A MUST SEE! 863-295-9272 6750Commercial RentalWORKING OUTof home not working anymore? Lease a professional office for as little as $229/mo. A/C & Electric. included. Full size elevator, 24 hr. access. 863-385-1705 HainzCenter.com 6600Business & OfficesFor RentSEBRING -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, W/D, Satellite, full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for Rent SPRING LAKE3BR, 2BA, 2CG, CHA, patio, ceramic tiled liv. room, din. room, kitchen, bath & halls, SS appliances, refrigerator has water on door, micro., W/D hook up. No pets. 863-655-0136 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-655-0311 LAKE PLACED3/1. Close to Schools & Shopping. $600. mo. + utilities. $500 dep. For more info. Call 863-465-1354. 6300Unfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING 2240Avalon Rd. 3/2 furn. Small animals ok. Near Shopping Center & Senior Club References $700. first/last. Call 305-387-6863 after 4pm. or 863-237-3129. 6250Furnished Houses AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios / 1BR. 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile & appliances, screened patios & W/D hook ups. Students/Seniors Discount Call 863-602-4683. AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL: $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK**** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 SEBRING -1BR, 1BA. Fresh paint. Includes water. $395 / mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -Downtown on the Circle. Monthy rates starting at $400. payable wkly. Includes elec. & water. No Pets. 306 circle. 863-386-9100 or 954-295-7194. Or go to Bldg. and ask for John. 863-414-7535 6150FurnishedApartmentsLAKE PLACIDPlacid Lakes, Unfurnished 2BR, 2BA. $400/mo. + 1st. mo. & security. 863-699-0897 or 863-840-2013 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsFURNISHED -55 plus Francis II Park. 2BR, 1BA, carport, air. $500 deposit, $475 monthly plus utilities. 1 year contract. Call 419-408-8821 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent LAKE PLACIDWell insulated home on Paradise corner lot. Five furn. rooms, two baths, plus lg. utility room, tolls incl. Call for info. 863-202-6325 DOUBLE WIDEin 55+ park, fully furn. All you need are clothes & groceries. Ref./ ice maker, CHA, dishwasher, lg. utility rm., W & D, screened porch, includes golf cart. $12,500 obo. 863-465-7738 or 863-441-3180 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesFOR SALEBY OWNER 3BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1700 Sq. Ft., 2 car garage., CBS + 1200 Sq. Ft. screened-in under roof attached outdoor living on 1 acre. Rural sub division. So. of Sebring $124,000. 863-655-0521 4080Homes for SaleSebringSEBRING -Lake Home 1809 Arbuckle Creek Rd. 1 acre on Dinner Lake. 3BR, 2BA, fireplace, "fixer upper". $150 K. For an appointment Call 863-385-3162 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial SUN NLAKE Subway is now hiring for all positions. Must be avail. to work anytime. Go to subway.com and fill out the application, and return to the Sun N Lakes location. SEEKING WELLEXPERIENCED MEDICAL OFFICE HELP P/T. Excellent billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are A MUST Fax resume to: 863-471-3206 or email to: email@example.com RECEPTIONIST -for busy front office, responsible for a multi-line switchboard and clerical support duties. Good organizational skills. Bilingual a plus. Good benefits. Apply in person at NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc. 6414 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. EOE DFWP 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 HAIR STYLISTHave your own business without investing. Work in a private room if desired. One week free! Please Call 863-382-2264(days) or 863-655-4040 (evenings) ELIGIBILITY SPECIALIST.15 hrs./wk. Min. High School Diploma. Background in Public Assistance application process preferred. Responsible for assisting clients w/food stamp applications. Fax resume to: 863-452-6882 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org EOE/DRUG FREE. THE HIGHLANDSCOUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT has an opening for a "Tobacco Prevention Program Assistant". Annual Salary range: $29,463.72 ( not negotiable ) plus benefits. Please apply on line at https://jobs.myflorida.com. Refer to requisition number 64003316. Only Sate of Florida Applications will be accepted no resumes, please. Date closes 05/06/2011 EO/AA/VP EMPLOYER. DIRECT SUPPORTPROFESSIONALS wanted for Avon Park Intermediate Care Facility serving disabled adults. HS diploma or 1 year associated experience, valid FL Drivers License and clean criminal background req. Please complete application at 55 E. College Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825. CERTIFIED PATIENTCARE TECH Part Time / per Diem wanted for State of the Art Dialysis Facility. Call Peggy at (863) 382-9443 or fax resume to (863) 382-9242. ASSOCIATE REPS SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY Immediate FT/PT openings, Customer sales/services, no exp. necessary. Conditions apply. All ages 17+. Call 863-658-4391 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment*PRN MEDICALAssistant (w/phlebotomy skills) Details @ www.flcancer.com 1400Health CareServicesSubscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 314-9876 Then shop till you drop!CASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 711 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 711 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador BIG GUNSHOWHighlands County Fair Grounds Sebring, FLMAY 7TH & 8THSAT. 9-5; SUN. 9-4 Concealed Course At Show! Call 321-777-7455
Page 12ANews-SunWednesday, May 4, 2011www.newssun.com TODAYPeriods of sun with a thunderstorm93 / 65Winds: NNE at 6-12 mphBreezy and not as hot with some sun86 / 61Winds: ENE at 10-20 mphTHURSDAYDelightful with sun and clouds85 / 65Winds: ENE at 8-16 mphFRIDAYNice with times of clouds and sun88 / 66Winds: ESE at 8-16 mphSATURDAYA.M. sunshine, then mostly cloudy90 / 66Winds: SSW at 8-16 mphSUNDAY City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Thu.Fri.Today Thu. Fri. Washington Washington 60/45 60/45 New York NewYork 60/46 60/46 Miami Miami 86/71 86/71 Atlanta Atlanta 70/46 70/46 Detroit Detroit 58/41 58/41 Houston Houston 80/57 80/57 Chicago Chicago 61/38 61/38 Minneapolis Minneapolis 64/47 64/47 Kansas City KansasCity 70/50 70/50 El Paso ElPaso 86/53 86/53 Denver Denver 64/33 64/33 Billings Billings 58/37 58/37 Los Angeles LosAngeles 89/57 89/57 San Francisco SanFrancisco 71/50 71/50 Seattle Seattle 64/45 64/45 Washington 60/45 New York 60/46 Miami 86/71 Atlanta 70/46 Detroit 58/41 Houston 80/57 Chicago 61/38 Minneapolis 64/47 Kansas City 70/50 El Paso 86/53 Denver 64/33 Billings 58/37 Los Angeles 89/57 San Francisco 71/50 Seattle 64/45 A slow-moving area of low pressure and its cold front will deliver some rain to New England and the mid-Atlantic coast today. Spottier showers will keep the eastern Great Lakes and southern Appalachians damp. The tail-end of the front will spark a few thunderstorms across central and South Florida. In the fronts wake, noticeably cooler air will invade the East. Meanwhile, a dry day is shaping up for the tornado-ravaged South and water-logged Mississippi Valley with milder temperatures set to grace the latter region. U.S. Cities National Forecast for May 4Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Thu.Fri.Today Thu. Fri. World Cities National SummaryCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Weather (W):s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Albuquerque 80/48/s 79/50/s 83/50/s Atlanta 70/46/s 72/52/s 75/53/s Baltimore 64/42/pc 68/46/pc 68/45/sh Birmingham 70/44/s 76/47/s 76/51/s Boston 65/44/sh 56/44/sh 67/49/pc Charlotte 68/39/s 70/44/s 72/45/s Cheyenne 56/31/pc 66/37/s 71/40/s Chicago 61/38/s 64/45/sh 65/50/sh Cleveland 52/37/sh 60/46/pc 60/44/sh Columbus 56/38/sh 67/49/pc 65/49/sh Dallas 76/54/s 77/58/s 83/64/s Denver 64/33/pc 76/40/s 79/44/s Detroit 58/41/pc 63/46/pc 63/47/sh Harrisburg 58/39/c 68/41/pc 67/44/sh Honolulu 85/74/s 88/75/s 88/74/s Houston 80/57/s 80/61/s 83/64/s Indianapolis 60/40/s 68/49/pc 66/51/sh Jackson, MS 74/44/s 76/47/s 81/54/s Kansas City 70/50/s 71/48/sh 76/56/s Lexington 58/35/pc 67/47/s 66/48/pc Little Rock 72/47/s 75/52/s 82/58/s Los Angeles 89/57/s 85/57/s 78/57/pc Louisville 62/41/pc 71/50/s 68/53/pc Memphis 68/46/s 76/53/s 79/60/s Milwaukee 56/40/s 62/43/sh 60/48/pc Minneapolis 64/47/pc 66/45/sh 67/50/c Nashville 66/40/pc 72/49/s 73/49/s New Orleans 74/56/s 79/58/s 82/61/s New York City 60/46/r 61/48/pc 65/50/sh Norfolk 62/47/r 66/49/s 73/53/pc Oklahoma City 76/48/s 79/51/s 83/60/s Philadelphia 62/45/c 63/47/pc 66/48/sh Phoenix 98/67/s 97/69/s 97/70/s Pittsburgh 51/39/sh 61/42/pc 62/44/sh Portland, ME 58/43/sh 55/37/sh 57/43/pc Portland, OR 72/47/s 68/47/pc 63/48/sh Raleigh 65/40/pc 70/45/s 73/47/pc Rochester 50/36/sh 59/41/pc 62/43/c St. Louis 65/46/s 70/51/sh 71/58/s San Francisco 71/50/s 70/49/pc 60/48/s Seattle 64/45/pc 62/47/pc 60/44/sh Wash., DC 60/45/pc 69/50/pc 70/51/sh Cape Coral 89/69/t 86/64/t 87/66/pc Clearwater 86/66/t 83/65/pc 83/68/pc Coral Springs 85/70/s 83/69/t 82/69/pc Daytona Beach 82/63/t 79/60/s 83/62/s Ft. Laud. Bch 86/75/s 83/72/t 85/71/pc Fort Myers 88/70/t 87/65/t 87/67/pc Gainesville 82/52/s 80/52/s 84/58/s Hollywood 88/71/s 84/70/t 85/70/pc Homestead AFB 84/69/s 82/69/t 83/69/pc Jacksonville 78/52/s 77/52/s 80/58/s Key West 84/76/pc 83/73/s 83/75/pc Miami 86/71/s 84/72/t 83/70/pc Okeechobee 86/68/t 81/64/t 83/66/pc Orlando 88/63/t 82/60/pc 87/63/pc Pembroke Pines 87/71/s 84/70/t 85/70/pc St. Augustine 80/62/pc 76/58/s 78/61/s St. Petersburg 86/66/t 83/66/pc 84/68/pc Sarasota 88/66/t 86/63/pc 85/66/pc Tallahassee 82/42/s 82/53/s 85/55/s Tampa 88/66/t 86/64/pc 84/68/pc W. Palm Bch 87/70/t 82/69/t 85/70/pc Winter Haven 91/65/t 85/61/pc 86/66/pc Acapulco 93/75/pc 91/75/pc 88/76/s Athens 75/63/c 69/56/r 69/50/s Beirut 79/67/c 79/63/s 73/56/s Berlin 52/34/sh 57/41/pc 64/45/s Bermuda 76/66/pc 74/63/s 70/63/s Calgary 56/35/pc 58/37/sh 56/39/sh Dublin 55/46/sh 59/48/r 61/48/r Edmonton 58/39/pc 60/32/sh 60/39/pc Freeport 85/70/s 82/69/t 80/71/pc Geneva 67/41/s 69/47/s 72/51/c Havana 88/66/sh 88/66/s 87/67/s Hong Kong 82/75/t 84/77/sh 84/77/sh Jerusalem 85/66/c 86/58/c 70/48/pc Johannesburg 72/49/pc 66/48/pc 65/47/c Kiev 63/50/sh 65/48/pc 55/54/r London 63/49/pc 64/48/pc 68/52/pc Montreal 46/37/r 42/35/r 44/36/sh Moscow 66/52/pc 64/47/sh 63/40/c Nice 72/58/pc 69/56/sh 70/58/pc Ottawa 54/40/sh 58/35/sh 49/42/sh Quebec 46/37/r 42/36/r 44/36/sh Rio de Janeiro 79/68/s 84/71/s 82/69/s Seoul 75/48/c 73/50/s 70/55/c Singapore 90/79/t 88/79/t 89/79/t Sydney 68/50/s 66/47/s 66/47/sh Toronto 58/42/sh 63/41/pc 61/42/sh Vancouver 54/46/c 58/48/sh 54/48/sh Vienna 55/39/c 57/40/pc 62/44/pc Warsaw 53/38/s 52/38/pc 58/40/pc Winnipeg 50/39/sh 59/41/sh 63/41/sh A lmanac Readings at Palm Beach High ............................................ 10:03 a.m. Low ............................................... 3:44 a.m. High ............................................ 10:38 p.m. Low ............................................... 3:54 p.m. Intervals of clouds and sun today with a shower or thunderstorm around. Partly cloudy tonight. Clouds and sun, breezy and not as hot tomorrow. Friday and Saturday: delightful with sun and clouds. Frost occurred as far south as Baton Rouge, La., on May 4, 1812, while snow accumulated from Philadelphia to Boston. Snow fell in northern Texas on May 4, 1917. A shower or thunderstorm around today. Winds north-northwest 6-12 mph. Expect 4-8 hours of sunshine with a 55% chance of precipitation and humidity 70% early, 40% in the afternoon. Even addresses may water on Thursday and Sunday. Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday. All watering should take place before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. NewFirstFullLast May 3May 10May 17May 24 Today Thursday Sunrise 6:47 a.m. 6:46 a.m. Sunset 7:59 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Moonrise 7:31 a.m. 8:19 a.m. Moonset 9:31 p.m. 10:25 p.m. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Jacksonville 78/52 Gainesville 82/52 Ocala 84/56 Daytona Beach 82/63 Orlando 88/63 Winter Haven 91/65 Tampa 88/66 Clearwater 86/66 St. Petersburg 86/66 Sarasota 88/66 Fort Myers 88/70 Naples 88/69 Okeechobee 86/68 West Palm Beach 87/70 Fort Lauderdale 86/75 Miami 86/71 Tallahassee 82/42 Apalachicola 80/52 Pensacola 78/55 Key West Avon Park 90/65 Sebring 93/65 Lorida 90/67 Lake Placid 92/66 Venus 90/66 Brighton 90/68 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High .............................................. 4:35 a.m. Low ............................................... 8:04 a.m. High .............................................. 2:24 p.m. Low ............................................. 10:19 p.m. UV Index TodayThe higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme 10 a.m.Noon2 p.m.4 p.m. 6 9 9 5 Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional SummaryShown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows.Five-Day forecast for Highlands County 84/76 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 10.92 Normal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Friday .......................................... N.A. Low Friday ........................................... N.A. High Saturday ........................................ 89 Low Saturday ......................................... 61 High Sunday .......................................... 92 Low Sunday ........................................... 66 High Monday ......................................... 92 Low Monday .......................................... 63Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 38% Expected air temperature ....................... 93 Makes it feel like .................................... 96BarometerSaturday ...............................................N.A. Sunday ................................................30.04 Monday ...............................................30.09PrecipitationSaturday .............................................0.00 Sunday ................................................0.00 Monday ...............................................0.00 Month to date ..................................... 0.00 Year to date ....................................... 10.03
By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comAVON PARK Sprinters c over short distances rapidly, a s Avon Parks Angelique L igon showed this past track s eason with her blazing s peed. And while the fleet-footed L ady Devil, who set a school r ecord with a 12.1 time in the 1 00-meter dash during the s eason, missed out on a c hance to compete at state, t he numbers showed she b elonged there. Thats on me, Avon Park c oach Jason Hunter said. I h ad her competing in so m any other events that she m ay have been a little tired f or the 100. And she was runn ing in the fastest Regional i n the state, one of the fastest i n the country. Looking at the t imes from State, she could h ave been in the top five. A nd shes the type of runner t hat rises to the occasion. And though state competit ion wasnt in the offing this p ast season, the future could well hold competition on the national level as Ligon signed to take her talents up US 27 to Warner University Monday afternoon. They have a good program and its a quiet atmosphere, Ligon said of her choice amid wooing from Webber and some sniffs from Florida State. Its close to home, which helps, and its a Christian school that is very good academically. Ligon will study Business Administration in a great educational setting, with often less than 20 students per classroom. We have a great teacher to student ratio, which helps the kids get more attention, Warner track coach Emperatriz Gonzalez-Henao said before adding with a wry smile. And also, theres nowhere for a student to hide. And it was GonzalezHenaos sharp eye that took notice of Ligon this past season. So often for the coaches and athletes, its just about the numbers, the times, she said. Thats important, but just seeing her run, her competitiveness, the desire, thats what I noticed with Angelique, she gives it her all. At Warner, Ligon will be joining a top-notch program that has cross country and indoor and outdoor track compete at Nationals in all of Gonzalez-Henaos nine seasons at the helm. Shes got the talent and we are ready to help her, Gonzalez-Henao said. She will have the opportunity to develop what she has. Ligons mother, Angela Brooks, is certainly grateful for the close to home choice. Its going to be hard, shes my oldest and the first to leave, she said. But she wont be too far and Im proud that she has this opportunity. Asked whether she w as excited or nervous, Ligo n replied with the mix of fee lings one might expect. Both, she sai d. Sometimes I cant wa it, other times Im not sure I want to leave. But I kno w when the time comes Ill be ready. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Courtesy pho to Aggressive Eagle Racing will be racing at Desoto Super Speedway on Saturday, May 14. Both drivers will be running. #21 Randy Leonard will be running in the Rookie Truck Division and #2 Gerald Campbell in the Desoto Truck Division that night. Both drivers have worked hard preparing for this race and feel confident they will race well. Aggressive Eagle Racing will give a shout out that night for Racing 4 Rights. Come watch great racing and support Racing 4 Rights. Aggressive Eagle racing at DeSoto News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Lady Red Devil Angelique Ligon signed to attend and run track at Warner University Monday afternoon. Joining her for the big event were Avon Park track coach Jason Hunter, sisters Jiren and Angelina, mother Angela Brooks, Warner track coach Emperatriz Gonzalez-Henao, Avon Park principal Stu Guthrie and Red Devil Athletic Director Mort Jackson. Ligon running to Warner Courtesy photo Ridge Area Arc consumer Amelia Titus hits a volleyball while South Florida Community College Volleyball players Melissa Bendy (left) and Shelby Flint watch. During April, the SFCC Volleyball team taught Arc consumers how to play the game. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Ridge Area A rc consumers were taught s ome volleyball skills during A pril by members of the S outh Florida Community C ollege Lady Panthers voll eyball team. SFCC Volleyball Coach K im Crawford organized s even of her players to come o ut to Ridge Area Arc every T hursday afternoon during A pril. Helping with the trainings w ere Kayla Bailey, Desiree L eedy, Melissa Bendy, S helby Flint, Sydney Klemp, D esirae Burris and Morgan Tomlinson. Ridge Area Arc hosted a reception to thank the girls on April 28. Cake and punch were served. Consumers got a chance to say thanks and presented them with a small gift of appreciation. We had fun playing volleyball every Thursday. I can't wait to do it again next year, Arc consumer Joshua Croston said. Ridge Area Arc used an outdoor volleyball net for those who wanted to learn the game concept and proper hitting techniques. For the consumers who have limited abilities or can't be out in the heat for long periods of time, an indoor training was set up to teach ball tossing, passing and other skills. I like playing volleyball. And the girls are good looking too, Arc consumer Paul Hurtubise said. The SFCC players all went through a sensitivity training in working with people with disabilities prior to offering the volleyball program. The earned certificates for that training. SFCC serves up volleyball at Arc Special to the News-SunST. PETERSBURG A small group of Highlands County Tri-athletes participated in the 28th Annual St. Anthonys Triathlon, May 1, in St. Petersburg. The St. Anthonys Triathlon is the 2011 Florida USATriathlon Regional Championship and is part of the World Triathlon Corporations (WTC) new 5150 Triathlon Series, where the top 10 in each age-group qualifies for two additional Triathlons. The first is the 2011 USATriathlon National Championship, being held August 20, in Burlington, VT, and the second is the 5150 U.S. Championships, being held September 4, in Des Moines, IA. The St. Anthonys Triathlon attracted one of the largest and most competitive professional fields and had over 3500 registered participants with over 3100 athletes from as many as 46 states and 18 countries participating in the races. The St. Anthony s Triathlon consists of a 150 0 Highlands on display at St. Anthonys Tri Courtesy pho to Quinlan Wolfe took a narrow second-place finish in his age group in Sundays St. Anthonys Triathlon in St. Petersburg. See TRI, page 5B Associated PressCHICAGO Jameer N elson could have seen D errick Rose in the second r ound, after all. With Atlanta facing C hicago in the Eastern C onference semifinals, H awks spokesman Arthur T riche decided to have some f un at the Orlando point guards expense and left him two tickets for Game 1 on Monday night. Triche says he took a page from former Falcons coach Jerry Glanville, who used to leave tickets for Elvis, leaving two seats in the 300 level. As far as he knew, they werent used. TVmicrophones caught Nelson telling Rose after the Magic lost 102-99 to the Bulls late in the season, Ill see you in the second round. The Hawks spoiled that by eliminating Orlando in the first round. Triche says he might leave Nelson tickets for Game 3 in Atlanta. Nelson apparently passes on seeing RoseNASCAR This Week4B
Golf for God TournamentSEBRING The Golf for God Tournament will kick off with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on Saturday, May 7 at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club. It will be a 2-Person scramble at $65 a person, which includes golf, cart, a $25 dry cleaning certificate, a golf certificate for two rounds of golf and a ball for the ball-drop. You can purchase additional balls for the ball-drop which will take place by helicopter at 1 p.m. over the driving range. It will be a 50/50 cash prize, up to $500. Mulligans will also be available. First, second and third-place winners will receive additional balls for the balldrop. This is a fundraiser for Kayla Griffin who will be on a missionary journey to 11 countries over an 11 month period, spreading the Word of God to the people of these lands. Call the course at 382-2151 to have a registration form faxed to you or pick one up at a near-by course. APProject GraduationAVONPARK The APHSProject Graduation 2011 Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m. at River Greens Golf Course. The flighted, four-person scramble costs $60 per person and includes greens fee, cart, lunch and prizes. In addition to the action, there will be mulligans, a 50/50 and raffles for purchase the day of the tournament. The grand prize raffle is for a round of golf for two at Doral Golf Resort and Spa. Tee sign sponsorships are going for $50, for a sign and player, it is $100. For more information, contact Suzie Gentry at 446-7368.SFCC Summer Youth CampsAVONPARK South Florida Panther Baseball will be holding Summer Youth Camps from June 13-16 and June 20-23 for children aged 6-13. Each camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and costs $80 per camp or $150 for both. Registration and sign-in begin at 8 a.m. with the camp to follow, including baseball fundamentals, position instruction, station rotation, games, swimming pool time and a camp T-shirt. SFCC head coach Rick Hitt will serve as camp director with Panther assistant coach Andy Polk and members of the Panther baseball team will be on hand as instructors. Campers should bring their individual baseball attire as well as a bathing suit and towel. The camps will be held at the SFCC Panther field at the Highlands County campus in Avon Park. For more information, call Coach Hitt at the following campus phone numbers at extension 7036: Avon Park/Sebring, 453-6661; Lake Placid, 465-5300; Arcadia, 494-7500; Wauchula, 773-2252.SFCC Fun CampsAVON PARK SFCC Athleticswill host a Two Day Fun Sport Selection camp on Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10 for girls and boys aged 6-16. Each day the camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with campers choosing their own sport, whether Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball or Soccer. During the morning portion each day, campers will stretch, do plyometrics, agility drills, work on strength and flexibility, learn arm and body care and get introduced to the Fitness Center. Lunch is then provided with the campers then delving into the sport they chose and wrapping it up with activities in the SFCC pool. Registration and check-in from 8:158:55 a.m., and pre-registration is not necessary as walk-ups are accepted. The rate for one day is $50 and $95 for both days. The camp will be aministered by SFCC head and assistant coaches, with help from SFCC student-athletes. For questions or more information, contact Camp Director and SFCC Athletic Director Rick Hitt at 784-7036.Sebring Summer SwimSEBRING The summer season f or public swimming is just about upon us as the Sebring High School pool opens to t he public Sunday, May 1. Pool hours for open swim will be 67:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 -3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays additio nal hours will be added once school is ou t. Cost is $2 per swimmer with big sa vings for frequent swimmers. Afamily pass can be bought for $50 f or the first swimmer and $15 for each add itional family member. Swimming lessons will also be availab le with four separate sessions throughout t he summer for eight differents levels of instruction, ranging from Adult Beginne r, Parent and Tot, Fundamenta ls, Introduction to Water Skills, Pre-Scho ol Aquatics, Fundamental Aquatic Skil ls, Stroke Development, Improvment an d Refinement, Personal Water Safety an d Diving Fundamentals and Fitness. Session I runs from June 13-24, sessio n II from June 27-July 8, session III fro m July 11-22 and session IVfrom July 2 5August 5. Registrations will be Wednesday, M ay 17 from 5-6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 2 8 from 9-10:30 a.m. and Monday May 2 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the front office at Sebring High School. Water aerobics return as well, with ce rtified instructor Ricki Albritto n, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:3 0 p.m. Cost is just $2 per workout, or just $1 if you have the Summer Swim Pass the fir st class is Thursday, May 5. For more information, please call 47 15500, ext. 229, and leave a message f or Ms. Pat.Blue Streak Golf ClassicSEBRING The 28th Annual Bl ue Streak Golf Classic is set to tee o ff Saturday, May 7, at Sun N Lake, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The Sebring Firemen, Inc., are t he major sponsor for the event which ben efits Sebring High School Athletics. Entry fee is $60 per golfer for the Fou rPerson, Flighted Scramble and includ es one mulligan, lunch, beverages, prize s, cart, greens fee, range balls and loads of fun. Among the plethora of prizes are a 5 0 widescreen plasma, HD television an d IPads courtesy of ABCAppliences as well as a Hole-In-One prize of a 20 11 Ford donated by Bill Jarrett For-Mercur y. Blue Streak Scramble rules dictate th at each team members tee shot must be us ed twice and professionals are not eligib le for hole-in-one prizes. Entry forms can be picked up at t he Sebring High School front office or at Sun N Lakes. Checks to be made payable to Sebrin g High School. For more information, call Ter ry Quarles at 471-5500.Dragon Summer HoopsLAKEPLACID Green Drago n Basketball will be holding itsannu al summer camp from June 13-17 at t he Lake Placid High School Gymnasium f or boys and girls in grades 2-8. Camp will run each day from 8 a.m. -4 p.m., with the final day ending at Noon Cost of the camp is $65 and all campe rs will receive a Dragon Basketball camp Tshirt. Campers can bring lunch or purcha se lunch items at camp concessions ea ch day. Drinks and other snacks will be ava ilable at a reasonable cost. Half-day options are also available. Call or text Linda Veley for details an d other information at 441-0299, or ema il firstname.lastname@example.org.Haiti 5KSEBRING A5K run/walk to suppo rt Haiti Bible Missions outreach to provi de educational support, orphan care an d humanitarian assistance in Haiti will be held Saturday, May 28 at Highlan ds Hammock State Park. Entry fee is $20 through May 22 an d $25 the day of the race. The run will start at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Ti m Baker at 381-0701 or Chet Brojek at 38 54736, or email@example.com to pre-re gister. FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)EASTERN CONFERENCEChicago 4, Indiana 1 Chicago 104, Indiana 99 Chicago 96, Indiana 90 Chicago 88, Indiana 84 Indiana 89, Chicago 84 Chicago 116, Indiana 89 Miami 4, Philadelphia 1 Miami 97, Philadelphia 89 Miami 94, Philadelphia 73 Miami 100, Philadelphia 94 Philadelphia 86, Miami 82 Miami 97, Philadelphia 91 Boston 4, New York 0 Boston 87, New York 85 Boston 96, New York 93 Boston 113, New York 96 Boston 101, New York 89 Atlanta 4, Orlando 2 Atlanta 103, Orlando 93 Orlando 88, Atlanta 82 Atlanta 88, Orlando 84 Atlanta 88, Orlando 85 Orlando 101, Atlanta 76 Thursday: Atlanta 84, Orlando 81WESTERN CONFERENCEMemphis 4, San Antonio 2 Memphis 101, San Antonio 98 San Antonio 93, Memphis 87 Memphis 91, San Antonio 88 Memphis 104, San Antonio 86 San Antonio 110, Memphis 103, OT Friday: Memphis 99, San Antonio 91 L.A. Lakers 4, New Orleans 2 New Orleans 109, L.A. Lakers 100 L.A. Lakers 87, New Orleans 78 L.A. Lakers 100, New Orleans 86 New Orleans 93, L.A. Lakers 88 L.A. Lakers 106, New Orleans 90 Thursday: L.A. Lakers 98, New Orleans 80 Dallas 4, Portland 2 Dallas 89, Portland 81 Dallas 101, Portland 89 Portland 97, Dallas 92 Portland 84, Dallas 82 Dallas 93, Portland 82 Thursday: Dallas 103, Portland 96 Oklahoma City 4, Denver 1 Oklahoma City 107, Denver 103 Oklahoma City 106, Denver 89 Oklahoma City 97, Denver 94 Denver 104, Oklahoma City 101 Oklahoma City 100, Denver 97 ___ CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7)EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlanta 1, Chicago 0 Monday: Atlanta 103, Chicago 95 Wednesday: Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. Friday: Chicago at Atlanta, TBA Sunday, May 8: Chicago at Atlanta, 8 p.m. x-Tueseday, May 10: Atlanta at Chicago, TBA x-Thursday, May 12: Chicago at Atlanta, TBA x-Sunday, May 15: Atlanta at Chicago, TBA Miami 1, Boston 0 Sunday: Miami 99, Boston 90 Tuesday: Boston at Miami, late Saturday, May 7: Miami at Boston, 8 p.m. Monday, May 9: Miami at Boston, TBA x-Wednesday, May 11: Boston at Miami, TBA x-Friday, May 13: Miami at Boston, TBA x-Monday, May 16: Boston at Miami, 8 p.m.WESTERN CONFERENCEDallas 1, L.A. Lakers Monday: Dallas 96, L.A. Lakers 94 Wednesday: Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Friday: L.A. Lakers at Dallas, TBA Sunday, May 8: L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 3:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 10: Dallas at L.A. Lakers, TBA x-Thursday, May 12: L.A. Lakers at Dallas, TBA x-Sunday, May 15: Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Memphis 1, Oklahoma City 0 Sunday: Memphis 114, Oklahoma City 101 Tuesday: Memphis at Oklahoma City, late Saturday, May 7, Oklahoma City at Memphis, 5 p.m. Monday, May 9, Oklahoma City at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBD Friday, May 13, Oklahoma City at Memphis, TBD Sunday, May 15, Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBD FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)EASTERN CONFERENCEWashington 4, New York Rangers 1 Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 1, OT Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 0 N.Y. Rangers 3, Washington 2 Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, 2OT Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 3 Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4 Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 2 Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 Buffalo 4, Philadelphia 3, OT Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4, OT Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 2 Boston 4, Montreal 3 Montreal 2, Boston 0 Montreal 3, Boston 1 Boston 4, Montreal 2 Boston 5, Montreal 4, OT Boston 2, Montreal 1, 2OT Montreal 2, Boston 1 Boston 4, Montreal 3, OT Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 3 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 0 Tampa Bay 5, Pittsburgh 1 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2, 2OT Tampa Bay 8, Pittsburgh 2 Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 2 Tampa Bay 1, Pittsburgh 0WESTERN CONFERENCEVancouver 4, Chicago 3 Vancouver 2, Chicago 0 Vancouver 4, Chicago 3 Vancouver 3, Chicago 2 Chicago 7, Vancouver 2 Chicago 5, Vancouver 0 Chicago 4, Vancouver 3, OT Vancouver 2, Chicago 1, OT San Jose 4, Los Angeles 2 San Jose 3, Los Angeles 2, OT Los Angeles 4, San Jose 0 San Jose 6, Los Angeles 5, OT San Jose 6, Los Angeles 3 Los Angeles 3, San Jose 1 San Jose 4, Los Angeles 3, OT Detroit 4, Phoenix 0 Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Detroit 4, Phoenix 3 Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Detroit 6, Phoenix 3 Nashville 4, Anaheim 2 Nashville 4, Anaheim 1 Anaheim 5, Nashville 3 Nashville 4, Anaheim 3 Anaheim 6, Nashville 3 Nashville 4, Anaheim 3, OT Nashville 4, Anaheim 2 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7)EASTERN CONFERENCETampa Bay 2, Washington 0 Friday: Tampa Bay 4, Washington 2 Sunday: Tampa Bay 3, Washington 2, OT Tuesday: Washington at Tampa Bay, late Wednesday: Washington at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, May 7: Tampa Bay at Washington, 12:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 9; Washington at Tampa Bay, TBA x-Wednesday, May 11: Tampa Bay at Washington, TBA Boston 2, Philadelphia 0 Saturday: Boston 7, Philadelphia 3 Monday: Boston 3, Philadelphia 2, OT Wednesday: Philadelphia at Boston, 7 p.m. Friday: Philadelphia at Boston, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, May 8: Boston at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 10: Philadelphia at Boston, TBA x-Thursday, May 12: Boston at Philadelphia, TBAWESTERN CONFERENCEVancouver 1, Nashville 1 Thursday: Vancouver 1, Nashville 0 Saturday: Nashville 2, Vancouver 1, OT Tuesday: Vancouver at Nashville, late Thursday: Vancouver at Nashville, 8:30 p.m. x-Saturday, May 7: Nashville at Vancouver, 8 p.m. x-Monday, May 9: Vancouver at Nashville, TBA x-Wednesday, May 11: Nashville at Vancouver, TBA San Jose 2, Detroit 0 Friday: San Jose 2, Detroit 1, OT Sunday: San Jose 2, Detroit 1 Wednesday: San Jose at Detroit, 8 p.m. Friday: San Jose at Detroit, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, May 8: Detroit at San Jose, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 10: San Jose at Detroit, TBA x-Thursday, May 12: Detroit at San Jose, TBAAMERICAN LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB NY Yankees179.654Tampa Bay1513.5363 Baltimore1314.481412Boston 1315.4645 Toronto1315.4645 CENTRAL WLPCTGB Cleveland198.704Kansas City1513.536412Detroit 1217.4148 Chicago Sox1119.367912Minnesota918.33310 WEST WLPCTGB LA Angels1613.552Texas1613.552Oakland1514.5171 Seattle1316.448312___Sundays Games Cleveland 5, Detroit 4 N.Y. Yankees 5, Toronto 2 L.A. Angels 6, Tampa Bay 5 Boston 3, Seattle 2 Baltimore 6, Chicago White Sox 4 Kansas City 10, Minnesota 3 Oakland 7, Texas 2 Mondays Games Oakland 5, Texas 4, 10 innings N.Y. Yankees 5, Detroit 3 Boston 9, L.A. Angels 5 Chicago White Sox 6, Baltimore 2 Tuesday's Games Toronto at Tampa Bay, late N.Y. Yankees at Detroit, late L.A. Angels at Boston, late Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, late Baltimore at Kansas City, late Cleveland at Oakland, late Texas at Seattle, late Wednesdays Games Minnesota (Blackburn 1-4) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 0-4), 2:10 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 0-1) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 1-3), 6:40 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 1-1) at Detroit (Scherzer 4-0), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 1-3) at Boston (Beckett 2-1), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (Arrieta 3-1) at Kansas City (Davies 1-3), 8:10 p.m. Cleveland (Tomlin 4-0) at Oakland (Cahill 4-0), 10:05 p.m. Texas (C.Wilson 3-1) at Seattle (Pineda 4-1), 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB Philadelphia189.667Florida189.667Atlanta1515.500412Washington1414.500412NY Mets1216.429612CENTRAL WLPCTGB St. Louis1613.552Cincinnati1414.500112Pittsburgh1415.4832 Milwaukee1315.464212Chicago Cubs1216.429312Houston1117.393412WEST WLPCTGB Colorado179.654LA Dodgers1515.5004 San Francisco1315.4645 Arizona1215.444512San Diego1118.379712___ Sundays Games Washington 5, San Francisco 2 Florida 9, Cincinnati 5 Atlanta 6, St. Louis 5 Houston 5, Milwaukee 0 Pittsburgh 8, Colorado 4 Arizona 4, Chicago Cubs 3 San Diego 7, L.A. Dodgers 0 N.Y. Mets 2, Philadelphia 1, 14 innings Mondays Games Washington 2, San Francisco 0 Atlanta 6, Milwaukee 2 Houston at Cincinnati, ppd, rain Florida 6, St. Louis 5 Pittsburgh 4, San Diego 3 L.A. Dodgers 5, Chicago Cubs 2 Tuesdays Games Washington at Philadelphia, late Houston at Cincinnati, late Milwaukee at Atlanta, late San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, late Florida at St. Louis, late Colorado at Arizona, late Pittsburgh at San Diego, late Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers, late Wednesdays Games Houston (An.Rodriguez 0-0) at Cincinnati (T.Wood 1-3), 12:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 3-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 2-2), 3:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Correia 4-2) at San Diego (Richard 1-2), 6:35 p.m. Washington (Marquis 3-0) at Philadelphia (Worley 1-0), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Greinke 0-0) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 3-2), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 2-3) at N.Y. Mets (Capuano 2-2), 7:10 p.m. Florida (Vazquez 2-2) at St. Louis (Carpenter 0-2), 8:15 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 3-2) at Arizona (Enright 1-2), 9:40 p.m.BASEBALLMajor League Baseball MLBSuspended minor league RHP Andrew Doyle (Myrtle Beach-Carolina) 50 games for a second drug violation. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLESActivated RHP Chris Jakubauskas from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Norfolk (IL). National League ST. LOUIS CARDINALSPlaced 3B David Freese on the 15-day DL. Activated INF-OF Allen Craig from the 15-day DL.FOOTBALLArena Football League SAN JOSE SABERCATSNamed Alan Harper defensive line coach.HOCKEYNational Hockey League PHOENIX COYOTESAnnounced the resignation of associate coach Ulf Samuelsson to become coach of MODO (Swedish Elite).COLLEGEILLINOIS-CHICAGONamed Stew Robinson men's assistant basketball coach. KING (TENN.)Named David Hicks athletic director. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Avon Park FRIDAY: Baseball in Regional Semifinal,if necessary,TBD M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . Minnesota at Chicago White Sox . . . . . . W W G G N N 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Toronto at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 7 7 p p . m m . L.A. Angels at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Toronto at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change C C O O L L L L E E G G E E V V O O L L L L E E Y Y B B A A L L L L T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament Semifinal . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2G G O O L L F F T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA Open de Espana . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 p p . m m . PGA Regions Tradition . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA WellsFargo Championship . . . . . G G O O L L F FN N B B A A P P L L A A Y Y O O F F F F S S W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Atlanta at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Dallas at L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, May 4, 2011Page 3B By HOWARD FENDRICH Associated PressWASHINGTON Before t he top of the fourth inning o n Military Appreciation N ight at Nationals Park, the p ublic address announcer e ncouraged everyone at the b aseball stadium to cheer for t he active or retired members o f the service who were in t he stands Monday, recipients o f free tickets. As Lee Greenwoods God B less the USA blared t hrough the ballpark, and the m essage Thank You for Y our Service and Sacrifice d ominated the HD scoreb oard, a group of military p ersonnel seated a few rows b ehind home plate waved t heir red Nationals baseball c aps. Thousands of fans rose to a pplaud. Members of the N ationals, spread around the d iamond, preparing to play d efense and wearing what t he team called patriotic u niforms, with stars-ands tripes curly Ws on the c hests of their blue jerseys p rovided their own standing o vation. The World Series c hampion San Francisco G iants stood in the visiting d ugout and bullpen, clapp ing, too. Talk about a coincidence: L ess than 24 hours after P resident Barack Obama a nnounced that terrorist l eader Osama bin Laden was k illed by U.S. forces in P akistan, the Nationals hono red the military an event t he team said it began plann ing in the offseason and a nnounced to the public a w eek ago. Thats amazing, the way t he timing worked out for t hat, Nationals manager Jim R iggleman said before the g ame. Really a great opport unity for our fans ... to honor o ur military vets and wounded warriors. Those who are here tonight are going to be beaming with pride about what took place last night. As part of Military Appreciation Night, military personnel were allowed to receive up to four free tickets; a member of the Army threw out the ceremonial first pitch; a member of the Navy sang the National Anthem; two red Coast Guard helicopters did a flyover before first pitch; and other uniformed military personnel jogged out as if to play defense position before being joined by the real ballplayers. In addition to meeting baseball players, some members of the military in attendance also got to shake hands with NASCAR driver Kyle Busch, who was at the stadium. Its funny how things work out sometimes: The day after we take down one of the biggest individual terrorists in the world, we can come out here and kind of celebrate it, Washington pitcher Tyler Clippard said. For it to fall on the day after is sort of ironic. While Washingtons players are used to being in the nations capital, of course, the Giants were excited to be in town they toured the Supreme Court before Mondays game. After playing four games in Washington at a historic time, they now open a threegame series at the New York Mets on Tuesday. Were in our nations capital here, and we get that kind of news, and now were off to New York Ground Zero, San Francisco pitcher Brian Wilson said. Its going to be quite an emotional week for a lot of people baseball being one of them, playing Americas sport here. In the wake of bin Ladens death, security was a prime concern. The NBAtold all playoff teams to check fans with metal detector wands as they entered. The policy was in effect as crowds came to the United Center in Chicago on Monday night for the Eastern Conference semifinal opener between the Bulls and Atlanta. Kristina Palacios of Chicago appreciated the extra measures, saying they make you feel safe. Her boyfriend, John Comia, said the search was quick and efficient. NHLDeputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the league had been in contact with each of our remaining venues and they will be taking steps as they deem appropriate given the information we have. Major League Baseball said it would continue working with its teams and local law enforcement to monitor whats occurring on a day-today basis. Salutes to the military poured in throughout the sports world. I think that the word heroesare used far too often when you talk about athletes and actors, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said. The real heroes are out on the battlefields, protecting our well being, allowing us the opportunity to play baseball or take our daughters or kids to the park. Theyre the real heroes. Tweeted tennis star Andy Roddick: Words cannot do justice to the amount of thanks we should bestow upon those whose life mission it is to keep the world safe. Thank you. Rory McIlroy, the 21-yearold golfer from Northern Ireland, posted on Twitter: Bye bye bin Laden!! Good riddance I say!! The biggest thing Im happy for is that the troops that were in there all came back in one piece. Thats dangerous. Thats the No. 1 thing, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. All over ballparks and arenas, there were sights, signs and sounds it was an extraordinary day. Aday after Phillies fans shouted USA! USA! when the news spread during the New York Mets-Philadelphia game at Citizens Bank Park, Flyers rooters echoed the chant before the NHLplayoff matchup against the Boston Bruins. At Fenway Park, a large American flag was draped over the 37-foor Green Monster before Boston hosted the Los Angeles Angels. Members of the military lined up along the warning track in front of the wall and helped carry the flag off the field. The Red Sox and Angels stood along the foul lines in for a moment a silence to honor the 9-11 victims and those who have been killed fighting for the country. The PAannouncer also asked fans to thank those who have risked their lives. At San Diego Padres, who bill themselves as the team of the military, wore their camouflage jerseys for the game against Pittsburgh. The Padres normally put on the special tops for Sunday home games, but players requested that they wear them Monday night. The Navy SEALs train on Coronado, just across San Diego Bay from downtown. I think a lot of the fans are going to take it that were wearing it because Osama bin Ladens dead. Thats not the reason were wearing it, said Padres pitcher Mat Latos, who displayed a Team USAbasketball jersey. Were wearing it because were in support of out troops. Thats the reason my Team USAjersey is hanging up in my locker, for my friends that I personally know that are overseas right now, he said. This night is for our military troops, the men and women that protect and serve us. Its not for Osama bin Laden, its not for the triumph or whatever you want to call it. Its strictly for what those people have done for us. The Padres said they would give two free tickets to any active or retired military personnel. The Mets donated 4,000 tickets to military members and their families for Tuesday nights game against San Francisco. At Oakland, where the Athletics took on Texas, Greenwoods patriotic anthem played over the sound system between first and second innings. As public address announcer Dick Callahan asked fans to Raise their Budweisers in appreciation for those who serve the country. One female fan sported a short-sleeved flag shirt. Bin Ladens death drew reaction from a trio of Yankees who were with the team when the terrorist attacks occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. All I said was, Justice, closer Mariano Rivera said. Justice prevailed. You do something like that, somewhere along the way, youre going to pay, and this was the time. Said longtime star Jorge Posada: Im happy for the city of New York. I think the firemen and the policeme n, and everything that we we nt through. I think this is one of those steps that we needed to cross, and its good to see. Captain Derek Jeter sa id he was in disbelief when he heard the news. I dont know if this pu ts closure. Im sure theres n o closure to someone losing a relative or a loved one, but in some sense I guess it is, fro m what Ive seen in a lot of t he interviews with people th at lost family members. It so rt of brings some closure to it. Not total closure, but some , he said. Last night and this mor ning, watching the news, yo u remember a lot of the stori es and the people that you h ad the opportunity to meet. Li ke I said, it was 10 years ag o, but it almost feels like it wa snt, he said. Hall of Fame broadcast er Vin Scully recalled a tim e long ago. I remember D-Day in June, and the games we re extremely important as an escape. And thats what th ey are today, whether its terro rism or a bad day on Wa ll Street, or whatever, he sai d. Im sure people a re happy, but its a momenta ry happiness. It doesnt remo ve the threat, or anything li ke that. I mean, thats one he ad off the snake, but there w ill be another one for sure, he said. New York Jets coach R ex Ryan said he was watchin g Celebrity Apprentice wi th his wife Sunday night wh en NBC broke into the progra m to announce Obama w as about to address the countr y. That thing came across , Ryan said Monday, and I thought, Whoa, this must be some big news here. Bin Laden death draws reaction across sports world See REACTION, page 5B
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The Jets open their season if there is one this year w ith the NFLlockout curr ently in place at home on t he night of Sept. 11 against t he Dallas Cowboys. Ryan s aid its an honor to play that n ight, especially since so m any fans who were persona lly affected will be at the g ame. Quite honestly, he said, I was happy we got him. A P Sports Writers Andrew Seligman, Noah Trister, Dennis Waszak, Janie McCauley, Ira P odell, Rob Harris, Dan Gelston, B ernie Wilson and Ben Walker, and AP freelance writers Rich Dubroff, Ken Powtak and Amy Jinkner-Lloyd contributed to this report. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, May 4, 2011Page 5B meter (0.93 mile) swim in Tampa Bay, then a 40 kilometer (24.9 mile) bike ride through the streets of St. Petersburg, followed by a 10 kilometer (6.2 mile) run. Due to higher than expected winds crossing Tampa Bay, the swim portion was cut down to 1000 meters (0.62 mile). The overall mens winner was Filip Ospaly, from the Czech Republic, finishing in a time of 1:41:22. The overall womens winner was Sarah Haskins, from Colorado Springs, CO, finishing in 1:52:28. Representing Highlands County were Quinlan Wolfe, competing in the Mens 20-24 division, placing second in his age group with a time of 2:01:49, narrowly missing first place, finishing with the same time as the winner of his age group, but mere inches behind. His placing and time qualifies him for both the 5150 Triathlon Series Championship and the USA Triathlon National Championship. Kenneth Koehler, competing in the Mens 30-34 division, placed 111 of 177 men in his division, finishing with a time of 2:41:11. James Brown and Jayson Bass, competed in the Mens 35-39 divison, placed 43 and 49, respectively, out of 239 in their division, finishing wi th times of 2:17:14 and 2:18:1 9, respectively. Chris Doty, competing in the Mens 40-44 divisio n, placed 125 out of 237, finis hing with a time of 2:30:46. Lawrence Luepschen an d Randy Grice, competed in t he Mens 50-54 division, placin g 57 and 79, respectively, o ut of 182 in their division, fi nishing with a time of 2:30:2 7 and 2:37:53, respectively. Bo Birt and Chuk Be st, competed in the Mens 55-5 9 division, placing 26 and 3 8, respectively, out of 94 in their division, finishing wi th times of 2:34:28 and 2:41:0 2, respectively. Continued from 1B Triathlon sees strong Highlands presence Courtesy pho to Left to right, Chuck Best, Bo Birt, Quinlan Wolfe, Lawrence Luepschen, Chris Doty and Randy Grice all took part in Sundays St. Anthonys Triathlon in St. Petersburg. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN By FRED GOODALL Associated PressTAMPA The Tampa B ay Lightning arent i mpressed with their surp rising 2-0 NHLplayoff l ead over the Washington C apitals. Coach Guy Boucher and h is players know theres still m uch work to be done to p ull off an upset in the E astern Conference semifin als. With the top-seeded C apitals vowing to find a w ay to overcome their slow s tart in the best-of-seven m atchup, the Lightning k now first-hand why they c ant take anything for g ranted when the series r esumes with Game 3 on T uesday night. Tampa Bay rallied a 3-1 d eficit to eliminate the P ittsburgh Penguins in the f irst round. Boucher shrugged off a s uggestion Monday that his t eam finds itself in a reverse r ole returning home after w inning twice on the road to b egin the series. Its because for me, the r oles are not reversed. For m e, its one game, and every g ames a championship g ame, the first-year coach s aid. Thats what we try to d o all year long. We never t ry to look at standings. We n ever stressed where we w ere in the big picture. We k ept it very limited to what w e have to do. I think its basically like w alking on a tightrope. If y ou think youre high and y ou look down, youll start w obbling. If you look up b ecause you think youre n ot good enough you start w obbling, too, and youll be s haky, Boucher added. You just look ahead, and if y ou focus on the task and w hat you need to do ... you t end to do things the right w ay. Vincent Lecavaliers goal 6 :19 into overtime gave the f ifth-seeded Lightning 3-2 v ictory Sunday night and l eft the Capitals searching f or answers to what it will t ake to get the teams sputt ering power-play on a track b efore the series gets away. The Lightning had M onday off, mindful that it n eeds to conserve as much energy as possible with the next two games being played on consecutive nights at the St. Pete Times Forum. The Capitals held an optional skate before traveling to Florida. Only about a half-dozen players who appeared in Game 2 participated. Ovechkin was not among them and did not speak to reporters before the team flight. Coach Bruce Boudreau and Ovechkins teammates echoed the twotime league MVPs contention that the Capitals not only are capable, but confident of bouncing back. Well, they have to win four. And we have been in tough situations this year, and weve bounced back. And were going in there to win Tuesday night, Boudreau said. I think the games have been so close that, I mean, its one move here, one move there. ... Its not like were going to go in there and throw in the towel. Were ready to play. The Capitals outshot the Lightning in each of the first two games, however theyre 0-for-11 on power-play opportunities and Ovechkin has been limited to a single point on the goal he scored with just over a minute left in regulation to send Game 2 into overtime. Lightning goaltender Dwayne Roloson continued to sparkle, stopping 35 of 37 shots while also helping Tampa Bays penalty-kill unit extend its success in the playoffs. Pittsburgh was 1 for 35. Were 0 for 11. So theyve got to be doing a good job, Boudreau said. But I still think we could generate more opportunities to score. The coach rejected the notion, though, that Ovechkin has to do more if the Southeast Division champions are going to come back to win the series. Everybody wants more from Alex. I think hes trying out there. Hes working hard, Boudreau said. What are you going to say? ... We need more from everybody. We dont just need more from Alex. Tampa Bays power-play has produced a goal in each of the first two games. Lecavalier scored twice and Martin St. Louis, a finalist for league MVP, had his first goal of the series as the Lightning claimed Game 2 despite playing without injured left wing Simon Gagne and defenseman Pavel Kubina, who remain day to day. Washington endured an eight-game losing streak in December and insists theres no reason to panic. Youve just got to keep plugging, left wing Jason Chimera said. Weve been there before this teams won 14 in a row and nine in a row, so we can do it. The Capitals even feel the series schedule, which does not include a day off between Games 3 and 4, could work to their advantage. Provided they first win Tuesday night. If theres a team that can do it, its our team, defenseman John Carlson said. We got the guys in here the workhorses in here to do it. And I think back-to-back games will be good for us. We get hot here, and then its back (to Washington) for Game 5. Weve got to do the same thing that they did to us, really. Its the Lightnings job to prevent that. Were up 2-0. Were happy about it, but we cant put our guards down, Lecavalier said. Weve got to keep going, got to keep pushing. Boucher agreed. Were playing a team now that can easily win four in a row, Boucher said before rejecting a suggestion that theres pressure on the Lightning to take advantage of having the next two games at home. For me, the minute you start looking at pressure, you start thinking of failure, Boucher said. For me, its 0-0 starting (Tuesday night). Its an isolated game for us. It makes no difference if were 2-0, 3-1 or 3-0. Our approach emotionally, technically and mentally will not change. Lightning wont rest on laurels against Capitals Continued from 3B Reaction around the world of sports
SEBRING As I write this w e have been viewing the deva station in Alabama and other s tates from the unbelievable t ornados. The destruction is u tterly amazing and these peop le had already survived cons iderable damage on April 15 f rom previous storms. My h eart just aches for all who are e xperiencing such tragedy. We s till have folks traveling so we d o pray for safe travel for all a nd for comfort and strength f or those living through this d estruction. Our Jim Burns returned h ome from a week in Florida H ospital recently. We are h appy to see him outside helpi ng Ginny with the plant wateri ng; keep up the good work, J im. Kay Wolma experienced i llness on the way north and w as hospitalized on arrival h ome; we trust Kay is doing w ell by now. Doug and Ann P urdy experienced serious illn ess while on a cruise to the M editerranean area. Adisapp ointment as they were unable t o do any of their planned a ctivities in Italy. Word has it D oug had personally comp osed a song for Ann as they t oured Venice in their gondola. H owever, a highlight was m eeting hometown neighbors f rom New Brunswick in C roatia for a chat. Our prayers a nd thoughts accompany Helen L ucas as she has surgery this w eek in Tampa. We trust all g oes well and she is home s oon. Our sincere sympathy is e xtended to Linda Wells and A lan Grosman on the death of h er father, Clinton Red Wells o f Sebring. Congratulations to Syl K reuser who celebrated his 8 0th birthday recently with f riends and neighbors. Aneighb orly gift was delivered via a d olly quite humorous to w atch 80 bottles of a favorite b everage traveling down the s treet to Syls home. We hope y ou are blessed with many m ore years, Syl. Chuck and I were happy to b e a part of the celebration h onoring Dixie Coopers 92nd b irthday at Ruby Tuesdays on A pril 29. We all wish you m any more wonderful years, D ixie. Dolly and Don Blonde e njoyed their son and family r ecently on a two-week vacat ion from Michigan. Carolyn S toner has sold her home and w ill soon be moving north to L ive Oak nearer her family. W ell miss you, Carolyn, but s end our best wishes with you. Weekly activities continue o n a limited basis due to the e xodus of our northbound n eighbors. Some reports from f riends indicate cold, wet, even s nowy weather from M innesota to New York State. I w as startled to read of a tornad o in a small central New York S tate town in proximity to our f amilies. Monday morning coff ee group still meets; shuffleb oard continues Tuesdays and T hursdays, as does water aerob ics. Several folks traveled to L ake Wales on April 30 for a p icnic supper and performance b y the Imperial Symphony O rchestra from Lakeland at B ok Tower Gardens. The symp hony performed for their 21st v isit to Bok Tower along with t he Master Carillonnuer playi ng in the Singing Tower on a 6 0-bell carillon. The concerts theme, titled ATribute to our Troops, saluted their courage, service and sacrifice to our country. Awonderful evening for all. May birthdays include: Dallas Ross, Dwaine Lowe, Dannie (Spooner) Legault, Antonio DeLaMata, Nancy Brennan, Ruth Lee, Barbara Quinn and Claudette Boisvert. Trust all will enjoy their special day; hope you all receive May flowers. LAKE PLACID April 25 we had our coed coffee gathering. Our coffee makers were Arlene and Robert Clouston, who prepared the coffee and Arlene made homemade cookies. Our emcee was Peggy Sue Teague, who told some very cute jokes getting the crowd into a good mood. Park manager George Susco told the residents that they will be installing security cameras in the clubhouse around the pool area and at the Dumpster area. He also told residents that there is no need to hit the red button on the Dumpster every time you put stems in as it goes on by if, or when, it gets filled at a certain point. Please make sure your driveways are cleared if you plan to be away even for a day, since storms with high winds come up sometimes with very little warning. He will have more information in the news bulletin so please be sure to read it. Bonnie Newland has moved here from Michigan; also Mary Ellen Nead is also from Michigan; all were happy to welcome them. Sunshine reporter Carol Noel began with Burt Pritchett, who is going to have shoulder surgery; next, we have Ken and Jeanne Sylvia, who both had outpatient surgery. One had carpal tunnel and one had knee surgery, both are doing fine. We are happy to have Toni Price back home following her surgery and rehabilitation therapy. Robert and Millie Verbargs son-in-law, John Eppink, passed away. John Fitchs brother, Robert, also passed away. Please sign the sheets that are on the table to let them know they are in your thoughts and prayers. Jim Witten told the residents that the Lake Placid Middle School is planning to have a military history memorabilia of items that will be put on display that will help the students remember what and why we fought in World War II and Korean War, to protect our families and our country. We cannot bring weapons to the school, but we have many more things to be proud of: uniforms, pictures, medals, etc. He asked anyone who is interested in participating to meet with him after the meeting. He would like for Tropical Harbor residents to be involved. Peggy Sue told the Red Hatters that they will be having their luncheon at the Airport Restaurant on Saturday, May 14 at 11:30 a.m. She has a signup sheet on the bulletin board. Jim Hogan told the group that the Pancake Breakfast will be Saturday, May 7 from 8-10 a.m. Carol Noel told the group that they are going to have a Memorial Day picnic rather than the Military Soup and Sandwich. They plan to have hot dogs, hamburgers and all the trimmings and potato salad and desserts. The cost will be the same, $5 per person. Guests are invited. Emily Snider told the residents that there is a lot of activity that goes on at the clubhouse all summer long. If you like to play cards or board games, this is the perfect time to learn. We also have shuffleboard, darts and a pool table, plus exercise room and two pools to swim and enjoy the life of luxury while living at this resort. Laura Bailie played the piano and led us in song as she read the names of residents celebrating their birthday the week of April 25 through May 2. We sang Happy Birthday to Bonnie Allen and Evelyn Guiney, who were present. We also sang to Carolyn and John Reese since they will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary on May 2. Peggy Sue ended the meeting with a cute joke about an elderly couple who wanted to list their bridal registry with the CVS Drug company since they had everything they could possibly need at this stage of their life including medications and handicap needs. Ladies Coffee, April 26 the coffee makers were Bonnie Allen and Marilyn Cromer. Marilyn was our moderator. Carol Noel read the Sunshine report and the names of persons on our sick list or of family members who had passed away is the same as reported Monday. She has placed all papers on the table to be signed. Under Old Business, Marilyn told the group of 16 ladies present that the new gate for the kitchen has been ordered and will be installed very soon. This means the kitchen cannot be entered when we are not having a planned function. We will pay one-quarter of the bill when it comes in. We are also going to have security cameras installed in the clubhouse and at the garage where the staff of workers keep their mowers and tools and the dumpster area. The fans will also be installed in order to help with the air conditioning during the hot summer months and when we have it full to capacity duri ng the dances and special fun ctions. Next Marilyn read t he names of persons celebrati ng their birthday. We all sang to Bonnie Allen. We also sang to Carolyn Reece who admits s he is married 30 years to Jo hn Reece and all the happier for it. Dont forget that Thursd ay evenings are Happy Hour in the screen room, bring wh at you like to drink and a finge rfood or snack. All are invite d; most go in for a dip if they ca re to. Judy Muise teaches art le ssons at her home on Thursday s; she welcomes new membe rs. This week will be May 5 beginning at 10 a.m. You m ay contact her at 699-1109. W e also have our Computer Cl ub at the clubhouse, which is al so on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Marilyn wanted to remi nd all that we have hurricane ca ptains for various blocks. W e will bring some brochures in for new residents. Since we do not have a hurricane shelter in Lake Placid, we can provi de residents with a list where y ou can go in Sebring and whe re you can take your pets during a storm of this nature. Read your Tropical Harb or Topics, it is filled with enou gh information to keep you acti ve everyday of the week if y ou want to. Our coordinator f or the Tropical Harbor is D ee Ziegler, who does an outstan ding job. Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, May 4, 2011www.newssun.com FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS Town and Country Mobile Home Park B y Janet Day Tropical Harbor Estates By Barbara Kelleher The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, May 4, 2011Page 7B Global leaders remark on what Osama bin Ladens death means for the fight against terrorism 1957Born in Saudi Arabia1979Goes to Pakistan to meet CIA-funded anti-Soviet Afghan guerrillas1984Opens base in Peshawar, Pakistan, for Arabs arriving to fight Soviets1986Develops Afghan camps; helps build CIA-funded tunnel complex near Khost, Afghanistan1988Forms al-Qaida to overthrow corrupt Muslim governments with Egyptian Islamic Jihad and other militant Muslims1989Returns to Saudi Arabia after Soviets leave Afghanistan1990Works in family construction business; criticizes Saudi government for inviting U.S. troops to expel Iraq from Kuwait1991Expelled from Saudi Arabia for anti-government activities; goes to Afghanistan briefly, then Sudan1992Bombing of hotel used by U.S. troops in Yemen; two Yemenis trained in Afghanistan arrested1993Car bomb at N.Y. World Trade Center kills six; 18 U.S. troops in Somalia killed; Somalis trained by bin Laden supporters suspected1994Saudi Arabia revokes bin Ladens citizenship, seizes much of his property1995Bombing of Saudi National Guard station in Riyadh kills five Americans, two Indians1996At U.S. request, Sudan expels bin Laden, who moves to Afghanistan; car bomb kills 19 at U.S. military housing in Saudi Arabia; Taliban rebels financed by bin Laden control Afghanistan 1997U.S.-Saudi commandos recruit Afghans and Pakistanis to capture bin Laden; plot later called off1998Bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania kill 220 people; U.S. missiles attack al-Qaida headquarters in Afghanistan1999U.S. presses Taliban to turn over bin Laden; he is moved to secret location2000Bombing of U.S. destroyer Cole in Aden, Yemen, kills 17 sailors2001Four bin Laden followers convicted in U.S. embassy bombingsSept. 11, 2001Hijackers fly jetliners into World Trade Center and Pentagon; U.S., U.K. and antiTaliban Afghans mount air and land attacks on al-Qaida and TalibanDec. 22, 2001Shoe bomber Richard Reid, a British-born follower of bin Laden, tries unsuccessfully to blow up a Paris-to-Miami flight 2002-03Broadcast of video-, audiotapes of person who purportedly is bin Laden; Feb. 2003 message urges Muslims to attack 2004For three days in March, U.S. and Afghan forces pound mountain caves in Tora Bora in search of bin Laden, but fail2009Accuses President Barack Obama of planting seeds of revenge and hatred toward America in the Muslim world2010Purportedly claims responsibility for Dec. 25, 2009, attempted bombing of a U.S. plane May 1, 2010Killed by U.S.SOURCES: PBS, CONGRESSIONALRESEARCH REPORTS, FORBES, THE NEW YORKER, THE NEW REPUBLIC, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONALPOLICYINSTITUTE FOR COUNTER-TERRORISM, TALIBAN BYAHMED RASHID, BBC, MSNBCEvents in the life of the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks:BIN LADEN TIMELINECHUCK KENNEDY/MCTDamage to the Pentagon following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Though bin Laden is dead, al-Qaida is not. The terrorists almost certainly will attempt to avenge him, and we must and will remain vigilant and resolute. But we have struck a heavy blow against the enemy. The only leader they have ever known, whose hateful vision gave rise to their atrocities, is no more. The supposedly uncatchable one has been caught and killed. And we will not rest until every last one of them has been delivered to justice. CIADirector Leon E. Panetta, in a statement to agency employeesThis momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on Sept. 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done. Former President George W. Bush, in a statement Sunday nightInnocent people, most of them Muslims, were targeted in markets and mosques, in subway stations and on airplanes, each attack motivated by a violent ideology that holds no value for human life or regard for human dignity. I know that nothing can make up for the loss of the victims or fill the voids they left, but I hope their families can now find some comfort in the fact that justice has been served. At a time when the people across the Middle East and North Africa are rejecting the extremist narratives and charting a path of peaceful progress, based on universal rights and aspirations, there is no better rebuke to al-Qaida and its heinous ideology. Secretary of State Hillary ClintonOsama bin Laden was responsible for the worst terrorist atrocities the world has seen for 9/11 and for so many attacks, which have cost thousands of lives, many of them British. It is a great success that he has been found and will no longer be able to pursue his campaign of global terror. It is also a time too to thank all those who work round the clock to keep us safe from terrorism. Their work will continue. I congratulate President Obama and those responsible for carrying out this operation. British Prime Minister David CameronThe Islamic Republic of Iran believes that foreign countries now have no excuse for military buildup in the region to fight terrorism. Islamic Republic of Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin MehmanparastI hope the death of Osama Bin Laden will mean the end of terrorism. Afghanistan President Hamid KarzaiIt doesnt mean that this is the end of all terrorism and all dangers. Israeli President Shimon PeresI commend all those people behind the successful tracking down and killing of Osama bin Laden. His killing is an act of justice to those Kenyans who lost their lives and the many more who suffered injuries. Kenyan President Mwai KibakiIt is a historic development and victorious milestone in the global war against the forces of terrorism. The world must not let down its united effort to overcome terrorism and eliminate the safe havens and sanctuaries that have been provided to terrorists in our own neighborhood. The struggle must continue unabated. Indias External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, alluding to the presence of several terror groups in Pakistan, such as the Lashkar-eTaiba, which masterminded the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.Despite the difference in opinions and agenda between us and them, we condemn the assassination of a Muslim and Arab warrior and we pray to God that his soul rests in peace. Ismail Haniyeh, prime minister for the Hamas government in the Gaza StripThe Iraqi government is feeling greatly relieved over the killing of Osama bin Laden, who was the planner and director behind the killing of many Iraqis and destroying the country. Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-DabbaghWith bin Ladens death, one of the reasons for which violence has been practiced in the world has been removed. It is time for Obama to pull out of Afghanistan and Iraq and end the occupation of U.S. and Western forces around the world that have for so long harmed Muslim countries. Essam al-Erian, a member of The Egyptian Muslim BrotherhoodBin Ladens acts robbed us freedom to talk and move around. He turned us into targets at home and suspects in every foreign country we traveled to. Mohammad al-Mansouri, United Arab EmiratesOLIVIER DOULIERY/ABACAPRESS/MCTPeople gather outside of the White House as President Barack Obama announces the the death of Osama bin Laden during a televised statement late Sunday evening. SOURCES: CAPITALNEWS (KENYA), CNN.COM, DAILYINDIA.COM, THE GUARDIAN, THE HINDU, THE L.A. TIMES, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, REUTERS, THE TELEGRAPH, THE WALLSTREETJOURNAL MCT PAKISTAN SAUDI ARABIA Arabian Sea YEMEN AFGHANISTAN Abbottabad Aden Riyadh400 miles 400 km IRAQ EGYPT SUDAN SOMALIA DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN LEE HULTENG/MCTSite where U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden
Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, May 4, 2011www.newssun.com T he Community Calendar provides a b rief listing of local clubs and organiz ations who meet on a regular basis. It i s the responsibility of the group to u pdate the News-Sunon any changes i n this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 5 16; send any changes by e-mail to e firstname.lastname@example.org;or mail them to N ews-SunCommunity Calendar, 2227 U .S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870. T ODAY Adult Children of Alcoholics and D ysfunctional Families. New Life G roup meets Wednesdays at 11:30 a .m. at Grace Bible Church, 4453 T hunderbird Road, Sebring. Call 4460 461. For details on the organization, g o to www.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 Lake P lacid has lounge hours from 11 a.m. t o 9 p.m. Burgers served from 5-7 p .m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. Call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 open n oon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. H appy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Noon Rotary Club m eets noon, Rotary Club Building, corn er of Verona Avenue and Pine Street. BALANCE, Lives in Transition, I nc. Qi-GONG Relaxation classes e very Wednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. All c lasses and support groups are at 4 023 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3 86-5687. Balance Transitions (Support G roup For People Suffering From M ental Illness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at 4 023 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3 86-5687. Bridge Club of Sebring (American C ontract Bridge Club)plays duplicate g ames at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. Call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 12:15 p.m. a t Sebring Recreation Center to play b ridge. Call Sandra Yates at 655-5815. Christian Fellowship Group meets 7 p.m. Call 381-9005 or 381-9007. Country Swingers has dances at t he Sebring Recreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. Beginners d ancing from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Advanced d ancing is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. New d ances taught every other week. Call 6 55-2398. Gold Wing Road Riders A ssociation meets at 6 p.m. first W ednesday at Homers Smorgasbord i n Sebring. Call Harold Francis at ( 954) 461-4346.Heartland Horses & Handicapped I nc. is offering pony rides every M onday and Wednesday from 4:306 :30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 452-0006 for m ore information. All proceeds raised s upport our free equine assisted riding p rogram for adults and children with s pecial needs, which resumes in S eptember. Heartland Talk of the Town T oastmasters meet the first and third W ednesday from 6-7 p.m. at Century 2 1 Advanced All-Service Realty, 1843 U .S. 27 North in Sebring. www.toastm asters.org. Call Cathy Schreima at 3 82-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Highlands County Narcotics A nonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the L akeside house, 1513 S. Highlands A ve., AvonPark. Call the 24-hour hotl ine 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 6160 460. Highlands Senior Center is open e very Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p .m. at their new clubhouse, 3400 S ebring Parkway (the old Lions Club). T wo live bands to dance to and great l unches. All area seniors are invited to j oin the festivities. Call 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 S tate Road 17 South, Avon Park ( between Avon Park and Sebring) m eets from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for coffee a nd doughnuts and socializing for m embers and any interested person. C all 382-2208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets e very Wednesday at noon at Homer's R estaurant. Call Grace Plants 2731 421 for more information. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is o pen to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. Call 465-2661. Seafood Nite is held on the first Wednesday of every month. The menu includes baked or fried crab cake, fried shimp baked potatoe or fries along with a salad bar for $7 per person. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Loyal Order of the Moose meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday at the lodge. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jims Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. Call 655-4505. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Herons Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Scottish American Society of the Highlands meets first Wednesday in the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, corner of Franklin and Poinsettia streets, Sebring. Gathering starts at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Anyone of Scottish heritage or with an interest in Scottish culture can attend. Call Joe and Ria Campbell at 471-9438. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Wednesdays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Doll Club meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Wednesday at St. Johns Methodist Church in Sebring. Call 4650480. Sebring Downtown Merchants and Professionals Association meets 5 p.m. at the Cat House Restaurant, Sebring on first Wednesday. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 joint officers meet at 6 p.m. first Monday. Pizza and darts is at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:307:30 p.m. Smoke-free environment. Call 471-3557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees Clubhouse, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis meets noon, Homers Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:307:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. Call 385-2966. Sebring Scribblers and Scribes, a Florida Writers association group, will meet at Sebring Beef OBradys, 2940 U.S. 27, behind McDonalds. The group will meet at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Come earlier to eat dinner. Membership in FWA is encouraged but not required. The public is invited. Call 402-9181. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 381-4410. Sun NLakes Lake Placid Recreation District hosts a card party on first Wednesday at the Sun 'N Lakes South Community Center, 440 S Sun N Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid. A full lunch is served. Cost is $5. Put players together for a table and call 465-2850 for reservations and further information. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. Call 382-7716 or 314-9485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 food available 5-7 p.m. Entertainment 5-8 p.m. 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 Auxiliary meets at 2 p.m. first Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, AvonPark. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with mental illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a mental illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environment where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. For more information please contact Wendy at 863-3822022. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 659-4541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimers Association Support Group meets from 1-2 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. Call Lisa Rodriguez at 385-3444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. Call 4657940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 471-1448. Bravehearts, an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. Call 6553274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. Call 385-8118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 8 p.m., first and third Thursday, city recreation building, North Verona Avenue, Avon Park. Fibromyalgia Recovery Support Group meetings are the first Thursday of every month. The introductory video is shown at 12:30 p.m. Returning members will join in at 2 p.m. The group meets at the Union Congregational Church, 106 N. Butler, Avon Park. For more information call 386-5017. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. Call 385-3288. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last years dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him email@example.com.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. Call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 452-0006. Highlands County Corvette Club meets 7:30 p.m., first Thursday. Call Walt Blakeslee, 471-9829. Highlands County Genealogical Society meets at 1 p.m. first Thursday, October throughMay, in the Sebring Library. Volunteers help people research family history from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Call 471-2734, 4656763 or 452-5939. The Web site iswww.heartlineweb.org/hcgs/. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 6160460. Highlands County Ostomy Support Group meets from 12-2 p.m. first Thursday at Homers Smorgasbord. Members purchase own lunch. Call Myrtle Pence at 6554887 or Paul Orth at 386-0287 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Highlands Little Theatres general membership meeting is first Thursday. Social hour is at 6 p.m. Meeting is at 7 p.m. Highlands Pedalers a local bicycle club, meets at 7 p.m. first Thursday at Kenilworth Lodge, Sebring. For details, log onto www.highlandspedalers.com. Highlands Little Theatre general membership meets first Thursday at 356 W. Center Ave., Sebring. Social hour is at 6 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m. New members are welcome. Call 385-2175. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 382-0312. Greater Kenilworth Neighborhood Watch will now be meeting at the Military Sea Services Museum at the corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Roseland Avenue, the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorns, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. To order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 4650113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lifeline Home Health Care offers blood pressure screening 10 a.m. to noon every first Thursday at Publix Supermarket, Southgate Shopping Center, Sebring. Lorida Teens (TLT), a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Moms Together AMoms Group Shattering the Superwoman Myth! Join our moms group the first and third Thursday at First Baptist Church of Sebring from 6-7:30 p.m. Childcare is provided for children to age 12. Call the church office at 385-5154 or Rebekah 314-9336. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. www.naflheartland.org. New Beginnings a support group for people with traumatic brain injury and their family members, meets at 6 p.m. every first Thursday (October through April) at the office of Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization, 112 Medical Center Ave., Sebring. Refreshments will be served. Call 385-1196 or e-mail email@example.com. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridg e Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Vis it www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday a t Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call (863) 773-5714. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 4654888. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 o n State Road 70. For more details, call Dan or Nell Sherman at 465-2481 or 243-9676. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dots Restaurant in Sebring Square. For information, call 471-0118. Sebring Chapter 126 Order of Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. first and third Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Home Avenue in Sebring. There are no meetings fromJuly through September. Call the Worthy Matron Jo Carney at 655-0371. Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. Membership is $1 0 per person. Located at 3240 Grand Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebrin g Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision. Public rentals available for special events. Call 385 9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 meets 7 p.m. first and third Thursdays at the lodge on the corner of Lakeview Driv e and Kenilworth Boulevard, Sebring. Smoke-free environment. Call 3858647 or 382-0339 for more details. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 has joint officers meeting at 7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Call 655-3920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. If interested, call 382-3735 o r 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Club, cor ner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive. Sweet Adelines Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in th e AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave. Call Jeanne Parzygnat at 6990743; Bette Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Tender Touch Support Group meets 7 p.m., first and third Thursdays, Marge Brewster Center, 155 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 465-9165 for details. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. The mens auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday. Fo r more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 12-1:3 0 and plays bingo at 1:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1 p.m. every Thursday. COMMUNITYCALENDAR
Kameron CoxKara Emerson and Allen C ox, of Sebring, announce t he birth of a son, Kameron T yler at 1:52 a.m., on April 1 5, 2011, at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Kameron weighed 7 p ounds, 5 ounces and measu red 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are M arti Belcher and Thomas E merson of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are B etty Cox and Darryll Cox o f Sebring.Dayana DuranMaricela Cardoso and J uan Duran announce the b irth of a daughter, Dayana a t 12:35 p.m., on April 26, 2 011, at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Dayana weighed 6 pounds, 4 .9 ounces and measured 19 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are M aria de los Angueles A nguelera and Isaac C ardoso. Paternal grandparents are G enoveva Lopez of Mexico a nd Justino Duran G uanaguato.Isamarie GonzalezIsabel and Ivan Gonzalez, o f Sebring, announce the b irth of a Isamarie at 4:08 p .m., on April 26, 2011, at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, Sebring. Isamarie weighed 8 p ounds and measured 22 i nches in length.Keyon HartsfieldLetrease Hartsfield, of S ebring, announces the birth o f a son, Keyon Malik at 1 0:18 p.m., on April 23, 2 011, at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Keyon weighed 6 pounds, 1 3 ounces and measured 2 0.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are R osa and Roman Lewis of S ebring. A melia HestonJohn Paul and Sara Heston o f Avon Park announce the birth of their daughter, Amelia Claire, on April 13, 2011 at 4:21 p.m. at Florida Hospital Heartland Division in Sebring. Amelia weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Mike Patty Roberts and George Molinaro of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Terry and Michele Heston of Avon Park. Great-grandparents are Paul and Justine Devlin of Avon Park and Louise Stiles of Sebring. Great-great-grandmother is Helen Viviano of Avon Park.DaMoney KellyPatricia Chandler and Christopher Kelly announce the birth of a son, DaMoney Kentreal Khamere at 12:28 a.m., on April 16, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. DaMoney weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Pearlie Harrison and J.C. Washington of Avon Park. Paternal grandmother is Pamela Kelly of Fort Lauderdale.Tripp McClellandBrandi and Donald McClelland, of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Tripp Joseph at 6:13 p.m., on April 23, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Tripp weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Rhonda and Mike Berish, Kent and Lisa Filpp. Paternal grandparents are Donald and Peggy McClelland.Madison NeidermanAngela and Michael Neiderman, of Lake Placid, announce the birth of a daughter, Madison Grace at 11:31 p.m., on April 22, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Madison weighed 10 pounds and measured 20.75 inches in length. Paternal grandparents are Beverly and Gary Neiderman of Lake Placid and Kingston, N.Y., Duane and Charlotte Neiderman of Lake Placid.Francisco RubalcavaDiana and Aurelio Rubalcava, of Avon Park, announce the birth of a son, Francisco Rafael at 5:06 p.m., on April 15, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Francisco weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Jesus and Sylvia Olguin of Avon Park. Paternal grandmother is Martha Rubalcava of Mexico.Ozell SambranoMonica Rivera and Okie Sambrano, of Wauchula, announce the birth of a son, Ozell Codi at 10:28 p.m., on April 21, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Ozell weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 19.75 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Irma and Jose Rivera of Wauchula. Paternal grandfather is Orlando Sambrano of Wauchula.Ramon Sanchez IIISonia and Ramon Sanchez Jr., of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Ramon Trigo III at 11:51 p.m., on April 28, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Ramon weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 21.25 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Adeline Guerrero and Carlos Orosco. Paternal grandparents are Rosa Garcia and Ramon Sanchez.Andrew SmythersMaria and Robert Smythers, of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Andrew Robert at 3:37 p.m., on April 23, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Andrew weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Robert and Annie Inzerillo of Wellington. Paternal grandparents are Barbra Mims of Donough, Ga. and Robert Smythers of Madisonville, Tenn.Izaak WilsonYeconmia and Leonard Wilson Jr., of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Izaak Del Piero at 2:54 p.m., on April 22, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Izaak weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Vernessa Neal and Marvin Randolph Sr. of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Karen Salmon and Leonard Wilson Sr. of Fort Lauderdale. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, May 4, 2011Page 9B Births Special to the News-Sun LAKE PLCID Arare L ifetime Achievement Award w as bestowed on Keith Toby t he Clown Stokes April 16 in A naheim, Calif. This is only the third time in h istory that this prestigious a ward has been given out. Stokes is well known in H ighlands County for his comm unity service and starting the T oby the Clown Foundation a nd Museum in Lake Placid. H e is a former resident of Lake P lacid and now lives in P ataskala, Ohio. The Lifetime Achievement Award came at the conclusion of the Clowns of America International Convention 2011. Toby the Clown has an admirable and lengthy history with COAI, and his dedication to the art of clowning and various clowning accomplishments were recognized when awarded this honor. When asked for a comment, Stokes replied that he was speechless and I am very humbled to be selected. Another local clown celebrity was present at the convention and competed along side of Toby at the international convention. Dr. Icky Nicky (Nick Reed) placed first in Senior Makeup and seventh for parade-ability. Toby landed a second place finish for paradeability. The summer hours for the Toby the Clown Foundation Gift Shop and Museum are Wednesday through Friday from noon until 4 p.m. The address is 109 West Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid. The public is invited to stop by and the admission is free. The phone number is 465-2920. Toby the Clown receives national achievement award Keith Stokes, pictured both in his everyday persona and as Toby the Clown, was honored at the Clowns of America convention with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Brian CarnerAir Force Airman Brian K. Carner g raduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physi cal fitness, and basic warfare principles a nd skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Kimberly Robinson of Sebring. Carner graduated in 2009 from Sebring High School.Chandler HunterAir Force Airman Chandler S. Hunter graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Rhonda Hunter of Avon Park. Hunter graduated in 2007 from Avon Park High School, and received an associate degree in 2009 from South Florida Community College. Carner Snapshots GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE CELEBRATIONS CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS LP Garden ClubLAKE PLACID Lake Placid Garden Club met April 13 at the Womans Club with president Marsha Browning presiding. Members arrived in their Easter bonnets and tables were adorned with African Violets decorated for Easter. The Hostess Committee prepared a delicious cake and fresh fruit cup to 34 members and four guests. Susan Elam, Florida Master Naturalist, introduced Dr. Paul Gray of the Audubon Society, who gave a very informative and interesting program on the Florida wetlands. Ways & Means chairman Joan Herrold and Cochairman Shirley Puzey thanked all the hard working and dedicated members who participated in some way to make the March 26 Attic, Plant and Bake Sale a huge success. Aproposed slate of officers for the Garden Club 2011-2012 includes president, Connie Watson; first vice president, Sharon Diaz; second vice president, Joan Herrold; secretary, Alice Stahr; corresponding secretary, Jimmie Kay Fortunato; and treasurer, Patsy Stamm. Amotion to accept the slate was made and seconded. The installation of new officers will take place at the May 11 meeting. Scholarship chairman Barbara Morse reported that the application for the Lake Placid High School $1,500 scholarship and the $1,000 continuing scholarship are in place. Also two Wekiva camperships will be funded by the Garden Club as well as two Archbold Biological Station camperships. The Easter bonnet contest winners were Elegant, Luise Andrea; Most Easter, Elizabeth Heller; Most Garden. Sandy Otway; and Unique, Sharon Diaz. The Lake Placid Garden Club meets every second Wednesday from September through May at the Lake Placid Womans Club. Cal l 465-6106.TOPS FL Club 487SEBRING April 20, the pledges were given by nine TOPS and six KOPS after to exercises. Newest KOPS Pat Carfield, was welcomed. Best loser was Sharon Flaherty and last weeks Best Loser, Carolyn Patterson, received the $1 coupon. Yes-yeses are good breakfast, exercise, water, write it down and vegetables. The Mystery Gift is now with Ginna Meissner, and Cathie Kowalski found more wrapping on the Attendance Box. There were nine winner s in the 25-cent contest at 30 cents each, and Cathie Kowalski won $1.40 in the 10-cent contest. Carol DeArmitts program was on Determination is What Yo u Need Now from the TOPSNews of January 2011. For information, call 38 27716 or 385-3155.TOPS FL Club 632SEBRING Tops Club 632 meets every Monday a t First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine. Weigh-in begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m. The mee ting begins at 3:30 p.m. and lasts approximately one hour. For more information contact Faye Nutt at (863) 659-1019. Jean Ottoway was the Best Loser of the Week, an d Margaret Garas received a charm for having lost 10 pounds. There were two other members recognized for having stayed in their leeway from January through March and for per fect attendance. They were Joan Dunn and Barbara Huff. Edith McNeeley was a guest at the meeting. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about clubs and organizations on Wednesdays. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesdays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 3856155,ext. 516.
Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative held its election of new officers and board members on April 28 at the last quarterly potluck dinner/business meeting of their business year. The slate presented was as follows: president, Beverly Fyfee; president-elect, Mike Yeager; secretary, Patsy Peters; treasurer, Maggie Bliss; vice president of advertising, Sandra Smith; calendar vice president, Ruby Dutton; vice president of classes, John Henry; historian vice president, Joanne Abel/Donna Spaniola; decorating vice president, Judy Nicewicz; and the vice president of special events, Joyce DeSmet. Board members are Jean Gragert, George Smith, Burke Even, Ann Rissmiller, Pat Keesling, Peggy Taylor and Jeanne Kirkham. Permanent board members are Hoz Compton and the founding members of the Caladium Co-op, Harriet Porter, Carol Mills and Suellen Robinson. After a delicious dinner of roast pork accompanied by wonderful side dishes, salads, and desserts brought by members, spouses and guests, a short business meeting was held to discuss a revised membership agreement and a change of business hours. The Co-op w ill now be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday throug h Saturday. The Co-op is at 13 2 E. Interlake Blvd., La ke Placid. Call 314-8442 for fu rther information. Courtesy pho to New officers were seated for the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative last month. They are (front row, from left) Patsy Peters, Judy Nicewicz, Beverly Fyfee, Ruby Dutton and Joanne Abel; (back row, from left) John Henry, Joyce DeSmet and Sandra Smith. Not pictured are Mike Yeager and Donna Spaniola. Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, May 4, 2011www.newssun.com DEBUGOARSMISHAMDSE ALIMACGRAWANNASTIKI BIGAPPLECIRCUITSFEES ADOERECSHARPAMUSE TETESLOSEONESMOJITO GAZEBOSROTIRES POLITEDANCERSAHLARI ARESBURHAEPEERESS RASSRASORATELYE SCHOLARPULPITFICTION ELATEDNADEARAMBO CENTEROFGRAVYLAUGHIN OPELEICALAKEETC ORBITALARCIFIOREO DEOIDIGLEARNERSPERM IDTAGEEKAULAIT CLASHOFTHETANSGSTAR ANITASALAMISSNISO ABITSMOKEYANDTHEBAND DESITORICSTREETCRED ALTSSEESTSOYSSCARY CROSSWORDSOLUTION Courtesy photo T he Orchid Society of Highlands County recently installed its new officers: (from left) A mada Bouffard, Ken Sheasley, Barbara Sheasley, Lori Coon, Bill Ross, Pete Otway, Ed Fabik, Ruby Wesley, Jim Elliott, Lori Thompson and Betsy Miller. CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Orchid S ociety of Highlands C ounty held a covered dish d inner and installation of o fficers on April 25 at the B ert J. Harris Jr. A gricultural Center. There w ere 75 members and g uests in attendance. The t ables were decorated with b looming orchids supplied b y society members Bill R oss and Jim Elliott. Prior to dinner, president L ori Thompson held a short b usiness meeting and gave r ecognition to Pete Otway, w ho chaired the orchid s how, and all the other m embers who were essent ial to its success. She also thanked Betsy Miller, who made all the arrangements for the banquet. Thompson did the invocation and then everyone lined up to sample all the food. There were a big variety of delicious dishes made by the members, all of which were outstanding; no one went home hungry. After dinner, Thompson gave recognition to the outgoing officers and trustees. She was then presented with a token of appreciation from the out-going board and officers. Thompson introduced the officers for the next year: president Lori Thompson, first vice president Ed Fabik, second vice president Pete Otway, treasurer Barbara Sheasley and secretary Amada Bouffard. The trustees are Lori Coon, Betsy Miller, Ken Sheasley, Bill Ross, Ruby Wesley and Jim Elliott. The new officers and board were given the oath of office by Hyde Peterson, one of the societys charter members. Anyone wishing information about the society can contact Thompson at 3827924 or by e-mail at email@example.com or visit the Web site http://orchidsocietyhighlands.org/. Meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month guests are always welcome. Orchid Society installs officers Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID At the April 28 m eeting of Lake Placid Noon Rotary, D ebra Worley addressed the group from h er vantage point as chair of the advisor y board for Highlands County Library S ystem. Key points were that usage of library s ervices is high in the county, both for o nline and physical access. Books can b e ordered online and brought to the l ocal library from any library in the f ive-county co-op. Also online, one can download audio books and e-books as well as renew or reserve paper copies. Computers are available for the general public, many of whom do not have Internet access to search for jobs or do other research. Worley emphasized that curtailment of basic, heavily-used services is at stake in the states current budget-cutting and urged interested parties to let their representatives know of their concern. Lake Placid Noon Rotary raises funds through its annual Wild Game Dinner and other community-based activities to support its local scholarship program and other local projects, as well as for Rotary Internationals global projects such as ending polio worldwide. The club meets every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Peppercorns, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. in Lake Placid. Each meeting features a speaker on a topic of local or regional interest. To inquire about membership, call Mary Birge at 465-2700. Worley shares information on library with LP Rotary Fyfee elected as Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative leader Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876
DearAbby: As children c ome to their mothers to m end their scraped knees a nd broken hearts, readers in t urn come to you for advice t hat can mend fractured relat ionships and save lives. Knowing how much mothe rs everywhere value your w isdom, the Food and Drug A dministrations Office of W omens Health and the F ederal Citizen Information C enter have created the H ealthy Moms Advice Kit f or your readers. Its filled w ith practical tips on topics s uch as hay fever, recognizi ng and conquering depress ion, keeping food safe, disc overing the real differences b etween name brand and g eneric drugs and every m oms dream learning the s ecrets of getting a good n ights sleep. Abby, thanks for letting y our readers know about the f ree Healthy Moms Advice K it, and for being someone w e always know we can t rust to steer us to the a nswers we need. Marsha Henderson, FDAassistant commissioner for Womens Health (acting) DearMarsha: Im pleased to help you educate readers on these important topics. Every year when I review the advance copies of your kits, I learn something new which is why I know they will be helpful to others. Folks, this years free smorgasbord of information contains helpful advice on such topics as how to avoid getting sick from restaurant take-out foods, medications and products to avoid during pregnancy, and an enlightening fact sheet on HPV (human papillomavirus), a sexually transmitted disease that, left untreated, can lead to cervical cancer. Did you know that vaccination with Gardasil can help prevent four types of HPV? I didnt. And no, you CANTget HPVfrom the vaccine. Because all the information in these kits has been compiled by the government at taxpayer expense, its offered at no cost to you. However, quantities are limited, so dont wait. Order now. To receive the kits in printed form, send your name and address to Healthy Moms Advice Kit, Pueblo, CO 81009, go online to Publications.USA.gov, or call (888) 8-PUEBLO (thats (888) 878-3256) weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time. You can also read the publications online in PDF format, download them to your computer and print them. DearAbby: I had an affair a few years ago that lasted a lot longer than it should have. It ended when my lover, John, died unexpectedly. The kicker is I was and still am married. For the last two years I had wanted to end the relationship, but I couldnt find the courage to do it on my own. My question is, should I feel guilty for feeling glad that John is dead? Im glad the affair is finally over, but I feel guilty that death is what ended it and that I didnt have the courage to end it myself. Conflicted in Santa Rosa DearConflicted: I dont think youre feeling glad as much as youre relieved that John is finally out of your life even if it was feet first. As to your guilt about not ending the affair, thats something between you, your religious adviser and your higher power. Youll have to work it out with one of them, and Im advising you to start now. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To order How to Write Letters for All Occasions, send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Letter Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. (Postage is included in the price.) What is it about our busy lives that cause us to spout angry words like a geyser? At the drop of a hat we can spew nastiness all over our loved ones, friends and even total strangers. I have heard every excuse in the world for the angry words that come from our mouths. They start with, I had a bad day, I didnt get much sleep and the worst is you made me do it. This excuse is no different from the abusive husband who blames his wife because he hit her. I will never forget a testimonial we received from a mother who sent her child out into the world with angry words ringing in his ears. Those angry words were the last words he ever heard from his mother because he was killed when a car ran over him. There is no excuse for ever allowing abusive language to hurt anyone. Think back to when you were a child. Can you remember some hurtful words that were yelled at you in anger? When a room full of people of all ages was asked this question they could recount the event as if it were yesterday. Angry words linger and fester. They cannot be taken back. They leave your lips and scare people for life. I want to get to the basis of this ill behavior. This is just what it is. I think it is because you are not getting your nap out. We all know how our babies act when they have not had their naps. Lack of sleep makes us cranky, angry, fat, sick, sidetracked and unable to concentrate. These are some of the symptoms we experience from our inability to go to bed, shut our brains off and get the rest that our bodies need. There are a lots of reason we do not get enough sleep. It could be that you dont go to bed at a decent hour or when you do go to bed your mind will not shut off. You may need to see your doctor for some help. Another reason is that you have sleep apnea. Your doctor can help you with this too. I am a light sleeper and have discovered that wearing earplugs has helped me to get a good nights sleep. These earplugs keep me from hearing every little noise in the house. Not only have I had more energy but I think this is one of the reasons I have reduced my Body Clutter. I have started to dream again and feel refreshed when I get up in the morning. Not everyone can do this because of being alone in the house or having babie s. Awhite noise machine ca n also help you to sleep bet ter. Now lets look at what happens around you when you have this ill attitude: Your children run for cover, your husband has learned to ignore you and your co workers give you a wide berth. Then you com pound the lack of good sleep with the stress that we place on ourselves wit h perfectionism. Its a wonder we can stand ourselve s. You know that may be rea l problem. When we dont like our selves, we dont do what we need to do to stop this vicious cycle of no sleep, stress and sour attitudes. I want you to find peac e. We cant have this peace if we are lashing out at our family in anger. For more help getting rid of your CHAOS, check out her website and join her free mentoring group at www.FlyLady.net or her book, Sink Reflections published by Random House and her New York Times Best Selling book, Body Clutter published by Simon and Schuster. Copyright 2010 Marla Cilley. Used by permission in this publication. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, May 4, 2011Page 11B DIVERSIONS USEITORLOSEITBy C. MADISON/J.A.D.A. CROSSWORD CLASS ACROSS 1 Fix, as a program 6 Water skimmers 10 Nickname for Baryshnikov 15 Gds. 19 Steve McQueen's exwife and co-star in The Getaway 21 Vogue's Wintour and others 22 Kind of torch 23 Electrical paths in New York City? 25 They're always charged 26 Flap 27 Poet's before 28 D preceder 29 Divert 31 Deux of these are better than un 33 Spill a Cuban drink? 36 Shelter that's often octagonal 39 Housing for the homeless: Abbr. 40 Pit crew's supply 41 One who says Beg your pardon after stepping on your toes? 47 Mordant Mort 49 Exodus hero 50 Father of Deimos and Phobos, in myth 51 Seedcase that inspired Velcro 52 Scot's own 53 Noblewoman 55 Dorm heads, for short 56 Mmes., in Iberia 57 Speak on C-Span, say 60 Burn cause 61 Gentleman's partner 63 Preachers' lies? 68 Get up? 69 Subj. of modern mapping 71 Bust planner, in brief 72 Sly sort? 73 What a mashed potato serving may have? 78 Sock it to me! show 80 Unbar, to the Bard 81 High-end camera 82 Superior body? 83 Abbr. unlikely to start of a sentence 84 Revolutionary? 88 Continuing plot in a TV series 89 ___ Did It (2007 memoir) 90 Cookie first baked in Manhattan's Chelsea district 91 Confiteor ___ omnipotenti (Latin prayer starter) 92 Understood, man 94 Hairdresser's first do? 97 Luggage attachment 99 Cartoon exclamation 101 One way to serve caf 102 Author Amy's family squabble? 107 Our sun's type 111 Baker or Loos 112 Pizza topping 113 FICA fig. 115 Prefix with metric 116 It won't hurt ___ 117 The Miracles? 121 Ball boy? 122 Like a bagel 123 Homey's rep 124 Mtn. stats 125 Shakespeare's spot 126 Tofu sources 127 Spine-tingling DOWN 1 Blot with gauze, say 2 Pass over 3 One who sees everything in black and white? 4 Actress Thurman 5 Regards in wonderment 6 Rubberneck 7 Art, nowadays 8 Rocky of song 9 Tell, e.g. 10 Asian gambling mecca 11 Stores after cremation 12 Long-range shooters 13 Word after high or top 14 Source of Indian tea 15 Volcano near Aokigahara forest 16 Mass part 17 Bitin' things 18 ___ for elephant 20 Red Cross course, briefly 24 Line score inits. 30 Group with the 6x platinum album Dr. Feelgood 32 Backing: Var. 33 Bent beams 34 Some flakes 35 Suffix with psych37 Whistle-blower, in slang 38 Facebook co-founder Saverin 41 3.26 light-years 42 Sibyl, for one 43 Writer Eda 44 Chinese dynasty during the time of Confucius 45 Marquess's subordinate 46 Sow's counterpart 48 Prefix with port 54 Change the price on 56 Bedtime comment 58 Neaten 59 Season in le soleil? 62 First German emperor of Italy 63 Runner 64 Mideast nosh 65 Announcement upon arriving 66 ___ dictum (incidental remark) 67 Sarge, e.g. 70 CBS's The ___ Today 74 Audition (for) 75 100 Iranian dinars 76 Israeli seaport 77 Cow, in Cdiz 79 Director Kurosawa 82 Comics character who said Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life 84 Keatsian, e.g. 85 Johnnie Walker variety 86 Plant manager? 87 Willingly 90 Chooses 93 Start to boil over? 95 Met by chance 96 Intaglio seals 98 If nothing changes 100 Base wear? 103 They have hops 104 Choose 105 Scotland's Firth of ___ 106 Rake in 108 Sash go-with 109 Rich Man, Poor Man Emmy winner 110 Actor McDowall 113 Jeanne et Julie, e.g.: Abbr. 114 Any boat 116 ___ Lovelace, computer programming pioneer 118 ___ Szyslak of The Simpsons 119 Dull 120 E-mail add-on 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 232425 2627282930 3132333435 3637383940 414243444546474849 5051525354 555657585960 61626364656667 6869707172 73747576777879 80818283 84858687888990 919293949596 979899100101 102103104105106107108109110 111112113114115 116117118119120 121122123 124125126127 Solution on page 5B Angry words FLY Lady Leanne Ely Free advice kits for moms is chock-full of helpful tips Dear Abby Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and
LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, May 4, 2011 FAMILYFEATURES W ith spice consumption at an all-time high across America, its an exciting time for flavor Accordi ngto the McCormickFlavor Forecast 2 011, different tastes, textures and colors a re mixed and matched to deliver fun and e xcitement to eating. Were seeing a more adventuresome s pirit in the kitchen playful takes on A mericas favorites that bring both the c omfort of familiarity and the energy o f the unexpected, says Larry Tong, M cCormick chef. For example, a contemp orary combination of mustard seed and v ermouth sparks a martini-inspired steak k abob, complete with onion and olive garn ishes. Tong sees this lighthearted approach s howing up in every course of the meal r ight through to dessert. Taking a cue f rom the reports Herbes de Provence & P opcorn pairing, a deliciously creamy, n o-bake cheesecake has a crust of playful a nd crunchy crushed popcorn accented w ith savory Herbes de Provence. For more recipes and featured flavors, v isit www.FlavorForecast.com. D irty Martini Steak Kabobs M akes 8 servings (2 kabobs and 1 cup salad each) P rep Time: 20 minutes R efrigerate Time: 2 hours C ook Time: 15 minutes 3 tablespoons McCormick Gourmet Collection Yellow Mustard Seed 3/4 cup dry vermouth 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons honey 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel 2 tablespoons juice from green olives 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Gourmet Collection Sicilian Sea Salt 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Collection Coarse Grind Black Pepper 2 pounds boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes 16 small cippolini onions 16 large pimiento-stuffed green olives Mixed Greens with Mustard Vinaigrette (recipe sidebar) 1 .Heat large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add mustard seed; cook and stir 1 minute or until fragrant. Immediately pour out of hot pan to avoid over-toasting. Coarsely crush seeds using a rolling pin or a mortar and pestle. Reserve 1 tablespoon for the Mustard Vinaigrette (recipe sidebar). 2 .Mix remaining mustard seed, vermouth, oil, lemon juice, honey, olive juice, lemon peel, sea salt, garlic and pepper in large bowl until well blended. Reserve 1/4 cup of the marinade for brushing. Place remaining marinade in large reseal able plastic bag or glass dish. Add steak; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 2 hours or longer for extra flavor. 3 .Meanwhile, bring water to boil in small saucepan. Add onions; cook 5 minutes. Drain well. Cool onions slightly. Cut off top and bottom ends, then peel onions. Remove steak from marinade. Discard remaining marinade. Alternately thread steak, onions and olives onto 16 skewers. 4 .Grill kabobs over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until steak is desired doneness, turning occasionally and brushing with reserved marinade. Serve kabobs with Mixed Greens with Mustard Vinaigrette. N utritional information perserving: 4 18 Calories, Fat 24g, Protein 28g, C arbohydrates 19g, Cholesterol 62mg, S odium 713mg, Fiber 3gCheesecake Tart with Popcorn Crust and BerriesMakes 8 servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Refrigerate Time: 2 hours Popcorn Crust: 3 cups unsalted popped popcorn 1/3 cup sugar 6 tablespoons butter, melted 2 teaspoons McCormick Gourmet Collection Herbes de Provence Cheesecake Tart with Berries: 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1 cup mascarpone cheese 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Collection Herbes de Provence 1/3 cup water 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 cup blueberries 2 cups mixed berries, such as blackberries, raspberries and strawberries 1.Preheat oven to 350F. For the crust, plac e popcorn, about 1 cup at a time, in bowl o f food processor or blender; cover. Process until finely ground. Mix ground popcorn 1/3 cup sugar, butter and 2 teaspoons Herbes de Provence in medium bowl unt il well blended. Press mixture firmly onto bottom of foil-lined 9-inch tart pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire rack. 2.For the tart, mix cream cheese, mascarpone cheese and honey in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed unti l well blended. Spread evenly in prepared crust. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until ready to serve. 3.Mix 1/4 cup sugar, cornstarch and 1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence in medium saucepan. Stir in water and lemon juice until well blended. Stir in blueberries. Stirring constantly, bring to boil on medi um heat and boil 1 minute. Pour into medium bowl to cool slightly. Add remaining berries; toss gently to coat wel l. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Remove tart from foil-lined pan. Cut into slices to serve. Top with berry mixture. Nutritional information perserving: 406 Calories, Fat 30g, Protein 5g, Carbohydrates 29g, Cholesterol 98mg, Sodium 182mg, Fiber 3g Mixed Greens with Mustard VinaigretteMix 1/3 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons honey, reserved 1 tablespoon crushed toasted McCormick Gourmet Collection Yellow Mustard Seed, 1 teaspoon dry vermouth, 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Collection Ground Mustard and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Collection Sicilian Sea Salt in medium bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Set aside. Toss 8 cups mixed greens, 1 small red onion, thinly sliced, and 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese in large bowl. Serve with vinaigrette.