The news-sun
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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 05-11-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lake Placid (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Highlands County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
Coordinates: 27.495556 x -81.444444 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Teachers,chaperones a nd law enforcement members undoubtedly left the South Florida Community College Auditorium Thursday morning with one thing in common ringing ears. T he excited cheers and shouts of hundreds of Highlands County fifth graders were enough to ensure attendees that these students were indeed drug-free and planning to stay that way. T he annual D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program brought together each of the countys schools and nearly every fifth grader to celebrate being drug free. High schoolers from Avon Park,Lake Placid and Sebring also took part in the event,showing the younger students the benefits of staying drug free and continuing their education. The nearly 30 high school students each took the stage to deliver the message of a positive lifestyle and declaring that they choose to be drug free. Each of the schools Student Resource Officers were also present,adding to the excitement of the day. Highlands County Sheriff Deputy Ross Porter was once again the emcee for the event and was just as enthusiastic about the kids as previous years. Chris Taylor,student life director at Grace Bible Church,was the guest speaker for the event. Taylor told a story about NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, May 11-12, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 60 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 87 66Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Partly sunny and warm F orecast Question: Will President Obama win Florida again this November? Next question: Should same-sex couples be allowed to get married? www.newssun .comM ake your voice heard at O nline I nside Obituaries Gary Prescott Age 63, of Palmdale Norman Welter Age 78, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 30.7% No 69.3% Total votes: 163 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion8B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, financial goals; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 4 4 8 8 7 7 F ight nightT hree local M MAfighters s tepping into the cage Saturday n ight in S ebring SPORTS, 1B B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING School board members were told Tuesday night that the district cannot afford to put the new teacher evaluation system into place as planned. The district simply does not have the money to personally observe and evaluate all teachers,School Superintendent Wally Cox said. Instead,only first-year teachers,teachers returning to the field after a break in service,or those who are deemed struggling by their school administrators will be observed and formally evaluated. The original evaluation concept called for all teachers to be observed and receive feedback throughout the year. The goal was to help teachers grown themselves and mentor others. The model was more continuing education than remedial. There is concern now, however,that the new system may grow into a stigma and not the rich resource it was designed to be. Teacher evaluations scaled back District cant afford to pay for planned review of all teachers Dangerous trendH and sanitizer being used b y teens to get drunk PAGE7 B By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING The H ighlands County Tourism Development Council vote 72 last week to ask county commissioners to increase the tax. C ommissioner Don Elwell confirmed Thursday that he w as one of the two that voted no on the motion,along with Sebring City Councilman J ohn Griffin. The motion was made by Avon Park City Councilman Terry Heston. The majority voted to support an increase from the 2 percent to 3 percent. The reasoning was that otherc ounties around Highlands have a little higher rate, E lwell said. Heston explained his motion on Thursday,sayingh e was just bringing Highlands County into line w ith surrounding counties. I think we are shortchanging ourselves by not c harging the 3 percent, Heston said. TDC wants to increase tourism tax Commissioners to be asked to h ike rate from 2 percent to 3 See INCREASE,page 7A See TEACHER,page 5A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK A special group of 27 graduating seniors gathered at the historic Jacaranda Hotel Wednesday evening. They are part of the Take Stock in Children program,which began operation in Highlands County in 1997. In the seventh-grade students commit themselves to the rigorous program. A college scholarship for two yearsexpenses is one of the big rewards for successful completion and graduation from high school. Celebrating the seniorssuccess was an equally special group of adults the individual mentors who encouraged,nagged,browbeat,sweet talked,bribed and coerced the students through middle and high schools,helping the students position themselves for a quality opportunity at a fulfilled and satisfying life. All of the graduates are headed to college,some with detailed plans for the future,some still exploring the options. Take Stock in Children celebrates another class Take Stock in Children scholar Lady Paningnatan, from Sebring High School, and her mentor, Jane Hancock. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY See TAKE,page 5A N ews-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS F ifth graders go wild Thursday morning during a D.A.R.E. assembly at South Florida C ommunity College in Avon Park. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS M embers of Highlands County Special Investigations Unit portray what may happen when choosing a lifestyle of drugs and alcohol. Presentation thrills, informs fifth-graders D D . A A . R R . E E . D D a a y y See FIFTH,page 3AObama for gay marriageO pinions divided as President m akes historic statement PAGE8 ATeens jailed2 teens arrested f or violent attacks PAGE2 A


C M Y K S pc. Alex Rozanski was serving as a United States M arine in 2003 when his older brother,Nick,decided to follow in his footsteps and join the military. It was one of those t hings growing up; I knew I wanted to be a soldier or M arine,Spc. Rozanski,32, told The Unknown Soldiers. I thought it was just some-t hing that men did,and in a way,I think Nick was the s ame way. The Rozanski brothers were a long way from play-i ng with G.I. Joes when in 2005,military planes carrying Alex and Nick virtually p assed one another in midflight. He was coming home from Kosovo while I was leaving for Iraq,Alex said. When the Marine returned from his combat deploy-m ent,his big brother was waiting to salute him. Nick was the first one to greet me and the first one to give me a hug,Alex fondly recalled. After serving honorably in I raq,Alex decided to leave the Marine Corps and return t o central Ohio,where generations of Rozanskis, including his father and grandfathers,have served our country in uniform.N ick,as a soldier in the Ohio National Guard, deployed to Iraq two years after Alex had fought there. He was more or less d oing convoy escort,which means he saw the entire nation of Iraq,Alex said. That was supposed to be the hazardous deployment, as he was dodging IEDs (improvised explosive devices) on the roadways. In 2008,Capt. Nick Rozanski came home from Iraq to his loving wife, Jennifer. As the couple raised two daughters,the Ohio State University graduate immersed himself in family and work life,while resolving that if his country called again,he would be ready. Alex,meanwhile,was hearing the call himself. Like his older brother,he joined the Ohio National Guard. I still had that draw to the military,he explained. ou dont remember the bad times,you remember the good times...the camaraderie. Not long after the two brothers once again became brothers in arms,Nick was presented with the difficult proposition of being thousands of miles from his family while serving overseas for the third time. My brother didnt necessarily have to go to Afghanistan,he chose to because he felt an obligation,the younger Rozanski warrior said. If not you,its somebody elses husband, s on,or father. Even as an active duty soldier,Alex never thought hisb rother,who left for Afghanistan in January, could possibly return home i n a wheelchair or flagdraped casket. You dont think lightnings going to strike,he said. But it does. On April 4,Alex got a late night phone call from hism other. The Army officers just left,a sobbing Pamela Mitchell told her son. Nick is dead. Earlier that day in northern Afghanistan,Capt.R ozanski,36,Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Rieck,45,and Sgt. 1 st Class Shawn Hannon,44, were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device,according to the Pentagon. You always hear the term weak in the knees,Alex said. I have never been weak in the knees before, but I fell to my knees. T wo weeks after his brothe s funeral in Dublin,Ohio, which was packed to capacit y,Ales thoughts are with his sister-in-law and nieces. But in his brothers honor, he also plans to press forward. One thing I learned from my Iraq deployment is that n o matter how bad something is,the sun still comes up the next day,he said. Life does go on. The family quickly establ ished the Nick Rozanski Memorial Fund,which they want to spread awarenessa bout the sacrifices of not only their loved one,but the entire military community. It goes back to that sense of obligation,Alex said. If I dont do it,it will be somebody elses son or daughter. Weeks after losing his big brother in combat,the soldier said something that wasb oth surprising and poignant. He hopes that one day,his own children will consider military service. If they dont,I would certainly understand,Alex said. But if they do,Iw ould be proud. Spc. Alex Rozanski and C apt. Nick Rozanski are brothers. With our nation still at war,there our brothers,too. To find out more about Tom Sileo or to read features byo ther Creators Syndicate write rs and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, May 11, 2012www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 May 9 1614172134x:2Next jackpot $5 millionMay 5 21320264553x:5 May 2 122022323441x:2 May 9 311122633 May 8 321232536 May 7 920283133 May 6 1330333435 May 9 (n 5659 May 9 (d 2359 May 8 (n 1985 May 8 (d 0871 May 9(n 135 May 9 (d 189 May 8(n 854 May 8 (d 471 May 8 172131438 May 4 427293717 May 1 192835417 April 27 627394221 May 9 17115556 PB: 1Next jackpot $80 millionMay 5 912204459 PB: 23 May 2 78333850 PB: 29 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center The wrap-up party and l uminaria ceremony for the Avon Park Relay for Life was held Thursday night at Auto Option on Main Street. A story inW ednesdays News-Sun contained incorrect information. The News-Sun apoligizes for the error. Correction S pc. Alex Rozanski of the Ohio National Guard, left, then a U.S. Marine, stands beside his older brother, Capt. Nick Rozanski, right, of the Ohio National Guard. The older Rozanski, 36, was killed in action on April 4 in Afghanistans Faryab Province. Photo courtesy of Spc. Alex Rozanski Theyre our brothers, too Red Hat monthly Bunco, luncheon set todaySEBRING The monthly Red Hatters Bunco and Luncheon willb e held at 11:30 a.m. today at The Caddy Shack Restaurant (across from Harder Hall). The lunch is Dutch t reatand there is a $2 donation to play Bunco with monies going for the prizes. One does not need to k now how to play and all Red Hatters are welcome. Any questions,call 382-9 882.Saturday Nite Cruise is this weekendSEBRING The Saturday Nite Cruise,h eld on the Circle every second Saturday of the m onth,will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday.LPPD offers CPR classLAKE PLACID The n ext Lake Placid Police Department CPR Class is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.Green Thumb Festival plannedSEBRING D estination Downtown Sebring will present the Green Thumb Festival from 5-8 p.m. today in and around DowntownS ebrings Circle Park. Enjoy plant vendors,garden art,garden and plant education,conservation education,butterfly cluba nd live music by the jazz/brass quartet Emanon.Plus,more than 25 boutiques,eaterContinued on page 5A B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING A young Sebring man was arrested on Monday after he allegedly pummeled a minivan witha shovel. Stephon RKell Cannon, 17,of 119 Douglas Dr. was charged with five felonies two counts of aggravated a ssault with a weapon without intent to kill,one count of criminal mischief,one count of burglary with assault or battery and one count of obstruction of justice for threatening a witness after he took a shovel to a Dodge minivan,according to an arrest report. The Highlands County Sheriffs Office says that Cannon approached man and woman while they were sitting in the white minivan on Sunday and asked if he could retrieve the shovel from the womans yard at 121 Douglas Ave. The shovel belonged to Cannons mother,the report states. The woman told him no and she would get the shovel for him. Unsatisfied with the answer,Cannon kicked open the gate to the fenced in y ard on Douglas,retrieved the flat,square-headed shovel and walked back to the minivan. The woman began yelling a t Cannon,according to the report,and thats when Cannon began swinging. The report said that Cannon allegedly brokeo ut several windowsand destroyed the windshield with the shovel. Cannon then beat on the van with the shovel for several more minutes. His actions caused (the victims) to have a well founded fear that great bodily harm was imminent,the report states. Cannon noticed that the woman was trying to notify law enforcement and he attempted to remove (her from the van against her will... intentionally striking heras he attempted to gain access to the phone to stop contact with the police. It was reported that the tussle broke the cell phone. The owner of the minivan agreed to press charges against Cannon. Damage was estimated to be greater than $1,000. Teen charged with beating van with shovel By ED BALDRIDGE e d.baldridge@newssun.comLAKE PLACID A pregnant 16-year-old girlw as arrested on Tuesday in Lake Placid after chasing the father of her unborn child with hedge clippers, according to a HighlandsC ounty Sheriffs Office report. Kaitlin Marie Coulter began the morning by allegedly slapping the victim,Samuel Kemar Ramos,1 8,on the leg because she thought he was sleeping, t he report by HCSO Deputy Justin D. Roan states. That started a verbal a ltercation,the report said. Ramos was so upset that h e spit into Coulters cereal bowl,the report said. Coulter immediately threw the bowl,complete with milk,at Ramos. R amos spit back at Coulter,the report said. T he altercation prompted Coulter to throw Ramos belongings into the yarda nd to strike the victim (Ramosveral times in t he neck and chest area. While Ramos was on the phone with law enforce-m ent,Coulter became even more upset and grabbed a pair of hedge clippers and allegedly began to chase Ramos with the hedge clippers raised in the air, R oan wrote. Coulter chased Ramos across the road at the Lake Placid residence the pair shared and threw the clippers at the victim in an attempt to strike him. Ramos told the HCSO that if he had not moved out of the way the clippers w ould have hit him. Ramos also stated to law e nforcement that he was in f ear that Coulter was attempting to strike him w ith the clippersthe report s howed. C oulter confirmed most of the story when asked by law enforcement,but added that Ramos had chased her with the cereal bowl and attempted to shove it into her face. D eputy Roan confirmed t hat while on the scene,he observed the victims property scattered throughout the yard. Coulter was transported to the Highlands County Jail without incident on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill,a felony,and battery. Pregnant juvenile jailed for assault with hedge clippers CO MMUNITYBRIEFS Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 ATLANTA (APHalf of U.S. adults under 30 say they have had a sunburn at least once in the past year,a government survey found a sign young people arent heeding the warnings about skin cancer. The rate of sunburn is about the same as it was 10 years earlier,reversing progress reported just five years ago. I dont know that were making any headway,said Dr. Len Lichtenfeld,the American Cancer Societys deputy chief medical officer. Experts say that even one blistering burn can double the risk of developing melanoma,an often lethal form of skin cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the study Thursday,which was based on a 2010 survey of about 5,000 U.S. adults ages 18 to 29. The study showed that the share of those who said they had had a sunburn in the preceding year went from about 51 percent in 2000 to 45 percent in 2005, but then went back up to 50 percent in 2010. CDC: Half of young adults get sunburned


C M Y K a young man who lost his life due to the consequences o f choosing drugs and alcohol. On the stage was a blown-up senior portrait oft he young man in Taylors story. We were alike in a lot of ways except there was a five -year age difference. I didd rugs,so I dont remember a whole lot from back then, aid Taylor. I wasnt there w hen he died but I got a phone call. He was at a p arty,he had been drinking and doing drugs. He stepped out in the street and because his mind wasnt right he ended up in the street. At thes ame time,another man who had been drinking,who was old enough to drink but chose to get behind the wheel,came down that road. Taylor revealed the outc ome of that night when the young senior in high school a nd the perfect strangers lives collided and ended. See,Timothy wasnt a friend of mine,he was my little brother,Taylor saids omberly. Students gasped at Taylors words and listened intently as he continued his message. T aylor stated that he changed his life the night his brother was killed and continues to be drug and alcohol free to this day. Now I wear a smile. I smile because I can remem-b er when I bought this shirt and because I choose to be d rug free,Taylor said. Following Taylors speech, Porter brought out Sheriff Susan Benton. Sheriff Benton entered the stage asP orter thanked her for allowing the HCSO to fund the yearly event and give the SROs the opportunity to be a part of the schools and stud entslives. Students,parents and teachers danced to the sounds of the California Toe Jam band and enjoyed the show by the Sebring High School cheerleading teamb efore watching a skit by the HCSO. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, May 11, 2012Page 3A WILKES, W. ROY (P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 4 4 8 8 0 0 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 5/11/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 7 7 1 1 1 1 Equip 2 Conceal; 3.639"; 3"; Black; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 7 7 2 2 6 6 C ontinued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Grace Bible Church student life director Chris Taylor gives his testimony Thursday about his younger brother Timothy Taylor who died his senior year of high school as a result of drug and alcohol abuse. Fifth-graders celebrate, pledge to be drug-free News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS C racker Trail Elemetary School student Robert Spoone, c enter, and his classmates cheer for their school Thursday during the annual D.A.R.E. program at South Florida Community College. By CHRISTINE ARMARIO AP Education WriterMIAMI The state Board of Educationa pproved additional changes Thursday in how school grades are calculated, despite concerns from district leaders who say thea djustments will unfairly penalize disabled students and English learners. At its meeting in Tampa, Education CommissionerG erard Robinson proposed five amendments to school grade changes adopted inF ebruary. He said the changes were necessary in order to comply with cur-r ent state statute and Floridas No Child Left B ehind waiver. Several members of the board and the superintend-e nts of Miami-Dade and Hillsborough county s chools,two of the states largest districts,expressed frustration with Robinsons amendments. While a task force was formed to studyh ow English learners and special education students would be included in the new accountability system, few of their recommenda-t ions were included in his proposal. No doest mean never, Robinson said in remarks before the board. It justm eans not right now. Under one amendment, special centers for disabled students will receive a grade or rating based on studenta chievement and learning gains. If they choose to receive a rating instead of ag rade,the scores of students will be factored into the grade of the traditionaln eighborhood public school they would be attending if n ot for their condition. Hillsborough County Superintendent MaryEllenE lia said it would be unfair to penalize schools for stud ents they have never educated. Noting that many of the centers teach the states most disabled students,she suggested their learningg ains,rather than performance on math and reading, be factored into the neighborhood school grade. Proponents of the measu re said it would help ensure that disabled students are not being sent away to centers where no one is held accountable fort heir performance. Robinson and the boards legal counsel said the change was necessary in order to comply with states tatute that holds neighborhood schools accountable for the performance andl earning gains of students sent to alternative schools. The board decided speciale ducation centers would be considered alternative s chools. Several board members said they disagreed with the measure buth ad no choice but to enforce it. T he board also weighed how to best include the performance of students who are recent arrivals to the United States and learningE nglish. Board of Education OKs school grade changes HOLLYWOOD (AP The cheap signs smashed into lawns and along the corners of busy intersections are hard to miss. We Buy Junk Cars!Cash for Your House!Computer Repair. The eyesores have vexed Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober for the past few years as he wastes valuable resources plucking up the signs only to watch them pop up in even greater numbers. While stopped at a red light a few months ago, Bober studied the unsightly signs and came to a realization that would help him fight their proliferation:The criminals had left their calling cards in the form of business phone numbers. These people want us to call them,so lets call them so much their head spins, said Bober,who bought a $300 software program in March that makes robocalls to the businesses. The volume of calls has reached as high as 20 calls each to 90 businesses in a day. The signs are eye-catching and cheaper than a billboard, and businesses place them mostly along the sidewalks and medians of high-traffic intersections where there are no homeowners to complain. Companies can blanket an area with signs for a few hundred dollars and have been emboldened to continue because there have been virtually no consequences. City uses robocalls to fight nuisance signs


C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, May 11, 2012www.newssun.comANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comM ITCH COLLINSE xt. 507mcollins@newssun.com C IRCULATIONT ONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION When another big hurricane hits the state, everyone in Florida with an insurance policy will be on the hook for billions of dollars if the s tates publicly held insura nce company cant meet i ts obligations to its 1.4 m illion customers. But the way Citizens is going about meeting that goal should cause every one of its policyholders to worry. Some of the policy changes are too drastic, and many Citizens customers could find themselves paying more for less coverage. The problem is not the goal i tself, but rather the way the company is going about it. F lorida has not managed to establish a viable, affordable windstorm-insurance system in the private sector since Hurricane Andrew hit the state in 1992. ... Enter Citizens. Designed to be the insurer of last resort, it has become instead the largest propertyinsurance company in the state, and it has never been able to create reserves or reinsurance funding strong enough to cover another Andrew, or a series of backto-back storms. Citizens has a duty to try to avoid the havoc that would result if that were to happen. Making its rolls smaller gets it there. As reported in The Miami Herald, however, the aggressive depopulation plan is flawed in severalw ays. Most Citizens policies c over both windstorm and homeowners insurance. A major problem is the deci-s ion to limit personal liability coverage from $300,000 t o $100,000 in new Citizens homeownerspolicies because this amount isc ompletely insufficient. ... Asecond problem involves re-inspection for m itigation credits. There was widespread fraud in the o riginal inspection process, but honest homeowners find it next to impossible to contest the results of a reinspection that results ins teeply higher premiums, even if theyre ultimately proven right. Nor is it fair to charge customers for the initial mitigation inspections not to mention the cost ofi mprovements and then change the rules in order to r aise premiums. If reinspection uncovers flaws in the first review, a higher premium may be required. If not, the rate should stayt he same. Homeowners struggling through tough economic times should not have to bear this burden. For 20 years, private c ompanies have been fleeing high-risk areas where they believe it makes no sense to underwrite homes. Citizens is unlikely to lure big, financially sound companies back into Florida just by tossing their own customers out of the state pool and hoping they can find coverage somewhere else. An editorial from the Miami Herald. Citizens steps are too drastic Theres nothing wrongw ith Citiz ens Property I nsurance wanting t o cut 678,000 c ustomers from its r olls to improve its f inancial position. Since Gov. Romney has sewn up the nomination tighter than one of Chris Christies old suits, the only remaining Republican election drama is which name the Bairn of Bain Capital intends to place on the bottom of his bumper sticker. Yes, friends, its once again time to play that quadrennial game sensation sweeping the nation: Lets Guess Mitts Vice Presidential Pick! The vice presidency is an odd job interview. Best way to apply is to deny desiring the position. Saying exemplary things about the candidate never hurts. Neither does fund-raising. Disguising any interest in 2016 all good. But the choice ultimately depends on whether Willard decides to excite his base, gravitate towards the middle, or make a game change. Heres a couple contenders. Texas Congressman Dr. Ron Paul: 1,000 to 1. Less chance than a snail hauling a piano has of qualifying for the 100-meter dash at the London Summer Olympics. Texas Gov. Rick Perry: 10,000 to1. Same thing, only the snail is dead. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, pizza CEO Herman Cain, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann: 100,000 to 1. The snail is dead and the piano is made of uranium, heaviest element on Earth. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: 100 to 1. Spends much time bringing many things to the table but, alas, the state of New Jersey is not among them. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty: 10 to 1. Only problem is, two guys so white, might become known as the Albino Ticket. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal: 25 to 1. President Barack. Vice President Piyush. Totally possible. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush: 50 to 1. Too soon. People need more time to recover from Bush Fatigue. Another two decades should do it. New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte: 50 to 1. Would help nail down that crucial Northeast vote. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels: 25 to 1. Bland and boring. Avictory party guaranteed to cure insomniacs. Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan: 30 to 1. More polarizing than a linear accelerator. Makes Romney look liberal. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman: 200 to 1. Two Mormons? Thats a Broadway musical, not a presidential ticket. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley: 80 to 1. Hybrid of Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal with associative perks and potholes. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum: 10 to 1. Good Christian mudder. Especially helpful should Mitt need Old Testament righteousness to counter squishy-conservative charges. Ohio Sen. Rob Portman: 100 to 1. Dubyahs old budget director could make Romneys economic argument fuzzier than peach season in Georgia. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice:. 1,000 to 1. More dead snails and immensely heavy pianos. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell: 60 to 1. Fading fast. Broke unwritten dont speak of wanting it rule. Blatantly airing image ads even though hes not running for office. Florida Sen. Mario Rubio. 3 to 1. Catholic Hispanic AND state of Florida. Fits together like seashores, lemonade and halter tops. Former Vice President Dick Cheney: 300 to 1. Relieved to leave D.C., but could be convinced to work on behalf of country again. After all, hes already had one recent change of heart. Will Durst is a political comedian who has performed around the world. He is a familiar pundit on television and radio. Email Will at durst@caglecartoons.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Handicapping the 2012 Republican Party Veepstakes Guest Column Will Durst School support employees deserve betterEditor: This is directed to The School Board o f Highlands County regarding School Support Employees What a slap in the face. You, the d ecision makers, need to know just how much of a persons heart goes into the work that they continue to do fory ou. Without their dedication to the school system, this county would be in even worse shape than it is. These people continue to do without any time oft heir own, deal with no raise year after year, work under constant pressure, deadlines daily, weekly, monthly, annu-a lly. They are expected to be available n ot only to perform their regular job d escription guidelines, but to fill in anywhere, anytime. By that I mean m onitor lunch periods, putting up with t otally unruly children on many occas ions, unload and load children from parentsvehicles morning and evening, stand watch on sidewalks on all schoola reas beginning at 7 a.m. or before and/or as late as a parent decides to pick up the child. Y our schools would not be operating as well as they are if these support workers walked out, or even if several of them at any one school happened to b e ill the same day and absolutely could not report to work. I know many o f them work on days when they should be at home in bed. For the stress endured by these workers as well as thet eachers, the school board should have a paid therapist at each school to help them cope. But, no, they continue to do the work of two or more people. (It was once said that a room with helmets and walls to bounce off of would possibly help.)I t may come to that here if both the teachers and the support personnel continue to work under these conditions with frozen wages. When there is no incentive placed before them, you can certainly continue to expect very poorm orale on all levels of employees. I am really concerned that you are going to lose both teachers and support person-n el during this next year especially. I am aware of these things because I a m in the schools almost daily. I do know so many of both teachers and support workers and I know these callsa re not easy to make having worked as a director/manager in a large corporate setting. However, I do know what it took to lead my employees to much more pleasant working conditions and healthy atmosphere in their dealings with co-workers as well as their superiors. There is much work to be done ony our part and/or their union. I truly want to see and hopefully will see improvement on this issue. Please give it your best shot. Edwina Paige White Avon Park HALLO is one of Sebrings hidden treasuresEditor: Attn: Sebring residents: There is a hidden treasure in Sebring. Do you want to feel better, have more energy, better circulation, lose inches, tone up, lose some pounds without getting sore muscles? There is a place behind Highlands Regional Medical Center in t he business strip called HALLO. It is just wonderful. They have seven toning tables that y ou lay on. They massage your back, hips, legs and all your muscles without a ny pain. Great for seniors, but even middle-age people can benefit. They also have Bowflex, treadmill, bike, s tepper and this wonderful vibration table to help circulation, my favorite and believe me it works. I have moree nergy, more flexible, toning up and f eel great. Ive lost 15 pounds in two months. F irst visit is free; come try it out. After that its $4 each visit for 1.5 hours or $35 for 10 visits. Open M onday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the summer. Wear long pants and socks, bring a towel to lay on youll love it. Nice place to meet new friends too. Comec heck it out, tell your doctor about it. Im sure hed OK it since its low impact. I t is run and owned by one of the m ost wonderful and brave women Ive ever met. It is a non-profit organiza-t ion. HALLO stands for: Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organizations Inc. The owner, who is handicapped h erself, even does all the machines. Shes an inspiration to us all. C ome visit, feel better, meet some great people, youll love it, I do. Diane Hornis S ebringCivilization is at a turning pointEditor: Most of the people in this country, from the top of society down to the least of individuals, now understand that the basis of turmoil, the uncertainty of life today, rests on two traits of human character, power and greed. They exist on every level of society, as old as civilization itself. U nfortunately, the masses were a fraid to challenge them; the powerfu l wanted to keep. Two major factors kept them in check: Judeo-Christian philoso-p hy and the industrial revolution. Family and the industrial revolution were a powerful force in influencing mans development. T he family, as old as civilization, kept them in check and the industrial revolution drastically changed mans behavior. The concept of family wast he unifying core of civilization. The industrial revolution in the 1800s for more than 1,000 years, changed life on t his earth. For example, the western movies illustrated how men evolved from roaming cowboys to family life. Young boys loved the adventure of life and c owboys and hunters filled that desire. As they grew older, the thrill of adventure lost its appeal and men began tof ind wives and settled down to ordinary life. The certainty of family was better than the uncertainty of lonely a dventure. The growing population and the railroad factored in a more promising future. First 10 million, then 100 mil-l ion people found jobs as machines were invented and manufactured for them. Again, power and greed, emerged and led to the invention of unions (inu nity, there is strength). It wasnt easy, it was brutal; working people simply wanted a decent wage. They wanted to e scape economic slavery. So, here we are today, facing the same crisis. Technology has evolved; the computer age has put a new spin on the equation. There is a new force, women, who evolved out of World War II, from roughly 200 occupations to 22,000. They have come of age. When one perceives working people today, they think of educated, skilled employees who know when they are victimized. We are at a turning point. Gabriel Read Avon Park


C M Y K A weakness in the evaluation system came to light this year when it became clear observing and mentoring individual teachers cannot be done on a part-time basis or as a volunteer,said Vivianne Waldron,director of Human Resources. I had six teachers this year and it just about killed me,said Kim Ervin,district reading specialist who served as a peer evaluator. The task needs professionals assigned to it. Part of the financial pressure is the result of needing to hire professional evaluators. Teachers have raised several other concerns regarding classroom observation as a measure for career advancement primarily regarding the accuracy of an observation itself and the consistency of the observer when observing different teachers. Classroom teachers also worry observers will lose sight of the semesters longrange plans and come to see the teacher as a collection of individual snapshots one observed lesson here,another there. No one,administrators nor teachers,is happy with the teacher evaluation portion based on student test scores. That piece is mandated and controlled by the state legislature. Cox said his scaled plan has the benefit of being sustainable once the grant money used to develop and initiate the program is gone. For teachers,remaining actively engaged in the new systems refinement is crucial. It was the issue,alon g with a request for a raise,that brought the teacherscontract negotiations to their recent impasse. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, May 11, 2012Page 5A DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 3 3 8 8 0 0 MARTIAL ARTS (pp ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 4 4 9 9 5 5 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 7 7 1 1 2 2 ies,galleries,and shops w ill remain open for this special event. Several Downtown Sebring merchants are offering incredible deals and discounts during this Destination Downtown S ebring event,which used to be referred to as Gallery Walk. Visit local businesses,enjoy refreshments and snacks and stroll thec harming Historic D owntown Sebring District. For more information about the monthly Destination Downtown events,visit www.DestinationDowntow nSebring.com. This event is co-sponsored by the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRAor more information about the CRA,visit www.DowntownSebring.or g.Scribes Night Out features Ben OswaldSEBRING The next Scribes Night Out,set for Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Brewsters Coffee House south of Home Depot, spotlights local author Ben Oswald as the featured reader. Oswald launched his writing career when he became editor of his fourth grade newspaper and his dream of becoming a novelist was born. But he had to wait a bit. at age 72,he says,I saw my name on a book cover for the first time. But over the years,his writing has covered a lot of bases,including report writing for his job as a federal agent. As a minister, he wrote sermons,articles for parish newsletters and occasional op-ed pieces forl ocal newspapers. As a professor for 25 years,he wrote two text books, a long with short stories, p oems and essays for the college literary magazine. Following the publication of that first novel ata ge 72,his name has appeared on the covers of four other novels and contracts have been signed for two more. S cribes Night Out is an open-to-the-public event held the second and fourth Sundays of the month at Brewsters at 6:30 p.m. These get-togethers also include an open mike portion,which allows local writers to showcase their work by reading brief samples,published or not. Admission to Brewsters is free. For more information,call Larry or Elaine at 385-8618.Home Owners Association meets MondaySEBRING The regular monthly meeting of the Highlands County Home Owners Association will be held at 3240 Grand Prix Drive at 9 a.m. Monday. The first speaker will be Dr. Wes Johnston of the Heartland Christian School. He will be giving an update on the changes being made at the school. The second part will be a candidate forum with the candidates for the superintendent of schools and the candidates for the school districts. The meeting is open to the public and coffee,tea, and donuts will be provided. C ontinued from page 2A According to Irene Castanon,the programsc oordinator,every member of Take Stock in Childrens C lass of 2012 attended dualenrollment classes to earn college credit. The 27 stu-d ents together earned 280 credit hours; 10 of them are i n the top 10 percent of their high school class. The average GPA is 4.0. M entors meet once a week with their student in the school setting. Acting as g uide,councilor,sounding board,best friend,surrogate p arent,cheerleader and advisor,mentors provide the essential one-on-one role model essential to any relationship. She was always there for me,whether I needed her or not,said Lady Paningbatan, looking over at her mentor, Jane Hancock,with an affectionate grin. Taken from her mother, L ady was brought to the United States from the P hilippines by a father she hardly knew,long before she could speak a word of English. Hancock,on the other h and,couldnt contain her p ride. She needed the audience to know not just what Lady had overcome,what she herself had learned from Lady:Smile,no matter what; be confident; be a loyal friend; and remember,youc ant succeed if you procrastinate. A shley Harris,graduating from Avon Park High School, sighed as Hancock finished. Thanks,she told her,shaking her head,thanks form aking me cry in the first 30 s econds. Then she looked to her own mentor,Lana Puckorious. My last six years have been rough, Ashley said,s been on my side. And nagging,nag-g ing,nagging. When I was little it was, How many books have you read?Now its,How many scholarships have you applied for? Puckorious just laughed. Seeing Ashley bloom is w onderful,she said. Holly Shea,who mentors Yaritza Lopez at DeSoto High School,explained her dedication differently. Education was my way out (when I was growingu p),she said. I wanted to be a part of that for someone e lse. For more information about becoming a mentor,or enrolling a student,call 4353133 or 784-7343; or go tow ww.tsic@southflorida.edu/. Continued from page 1A OB ITUARIES GARY PRESCOTT Gary Lee Prescott,age 63,of Palmdale,Fla. died Sunday,May 6,2012 at hisr esidence. He was born April 18,1949 in Melbourne,Fla. He loved to fish. He is survived by his lovi ng wife of 22 years,Emma Prescott; sons,Gary Lee Prescott Jr. and Jessey James Prescott,both of Palmdale,Fla.,TimothyP rescott of Arizona,and Brian Prescott of Michigan City,Ind.; daughters,Judith Louise Prescott of Palmdale,Fla.,and Tammyo f Michigan City,Ind.; brothers,Perry Prescott (Lucy) and Roy Prescott;s ister,LeVada Talley (Howard) of Lake Placid, Fla.; and stepmother,E velyn Gabreilsen. The family will receive f riends on Saturday,May 12,2012,from 9 a.m. until service time of 11 a.m. int he Buxton Funeral Home Chapel,110 NE 5th St., O keechobee. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.co m. All arrangements are e ntrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory,110N E 5th St.,Okeechobee, Fla. NORMAN WELTER Norman Edward Welter, 7 8,of Sebring,Fla.,passed away Monday,May 7, 2012,in Gainesville,Fla. He was born March 17, 1934,to William Peter andM argaret (FinkWelter in Pittsburgh,Pa.,and had been a resident of Sebring since 1989,coming from Hollywood,Fla. He was owner and mechanic from 1970 until 2 005 of Welters Automotive i n Hollywood,Fla. and was a lso a rancher. He was affiliated with St. Catherine Catholic Church in Sebring. H e is survived by his children,Norman (LorraineWelter Jr. of Dania Beach,Fla.,Elaine Wadlinger of Sebring,Fla., Larry (MichelleWelter of Bronson,Fla.,Don (Susan Welter of Greer,S.C.,Helen Welter of Sebring,Fla.,and B ob (DeniseWelter of P embroke Pines,Fla.; siblings,Bill Welter,Lois Zellefrow,Marlene Nagle, Richard Welter and Carol A nn Shay; 13 grandchildren,nine great-grandchildren and his beloved best friend,Spanky. T he family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday,May 10,2012 at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home,Sebring. A funeral s ervice will be held at 10 a.m. Friday,May 11,2012, in the Stephenson-Nelson Chapel with Father JoseG onzalez officiating. Entombment at LakeviewM emorial Gardens,Avon P ark,will follow the service. Because of his great l ove of animals,memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Humane Society of HighlandsC ounty,7321 Haywood T aylor Blvd.,Sebring,FL 33876. Arrangements are b eing handled by: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring,Florida 33870 863-385-0125 w ww.stephensonnelsonfh.com COMMUNITYBRIEFS Follow us on www.twitter.com/thenewssun News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Members of the Take Stock in Children Class of 2012, let their hair down and relax after an awards ceremony at the Jacaranda Hotel celebrating their graduation. Take Stock in Children honors graduates, mentors N ews-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY F rom Lake Placid, Take Stock in Children mentor Cindy Warrick and scholar Chaveli Ravelo. Continued from page 1A Teacher evaluations too expensive Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect. In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096


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C M Y K The Sebring Races are in H ighlands County,but Okeechobee County fills t heir hotels during that time. They charge 3 percent for tourism and we charge just 2p ercent. It doesnt make sense to me,Heston e xplained. It is strictly a consumerbased tax and everywhere Ig o,I am charged 5 percent. I know we arent Orlando,but why should we not collect the o ther 1 percent? It is going to promote the county and this d oes not hurt any citizen in Highlands County. Elwell gave no indication on how he would vote as a commissioner on the taxi ncrease,which would need a super-majority of four out of five commissioners to pass when is placed on the agenda,but said he was asking for a night meeting in order to garner public input. I am requesting that we have it at a night meeting so w e can hear from both those in the public who are opposed and those who are for the increase,Elwell said. Bill Youngman,a county a ctivist who is currently seeking petitions to put the tourism tax back on the ballot,thinks the timing for the increase is all wrong. I dont think they should do it,Youngman said. The current problem is not the tax itself but the money they have spent and the results they have gotten. I voted for the original tax b ecause 10 percent was to go to maintenance of the count s lakes. But when you move $50,000 from the lakes maintenance fund to create a brochure,you have to ask how and by what authorityc an they do that,Youngman added. Brochures are not maintenance,they are advertising. I have asked to see the authority that allows the county to move funds around like that, but I have not gotten a r esponse yet,Youngman said. I n reference to the tax increase proposed, Youngman said the jump of 1 percent would potentially create an additional $150,000i n yearly revenue,but the increase was not going to be used to actually promote the county,just cover current overspending. This is obviously an a ttempt to bring the spending p ercentages into line with the current administration costs.I think they are spending 42 p ercent on administration w hen the county plan calls f or just 29 percent. You dont fix the problem by raising thet ax to fix the percentages, Youngman said. I am asking again to have the a potential sunset put on the ballot so that we can get t he voters involved. I have presented an agenda item and a m trying to get some traction with this. I am also set-t ing up the petition drives, Youngman said. Neither Youngman nor E lwell knew exactly when the tax increase recommen-d ation would come before the commissioners as an agenda item. Tourism Director John Scherlacher had not returnedp hone calls by press time. Special to the News-SunAVON PARKThe B lueberry Bake-Off Contest during the Rotary Club Blueberry Festival at on Saturday was a huge success. There was a total of 14e ntries:two youth desserts, two main dishes and 10 adult desserts. The Bake Off Grand Champion,who scored theh ighest points overall,was Peggy Peck with her blueberry swirl cheesecake. The winning desserts were blueberry eggrolls by KaylaS elander in the youth category and coconut blueberry cheesecake bar by BeckyJ ohnson in the adult category. The winning main dish was the roast pork loin with freshF lorida blueberry sauce by Susan Rodriguez. Second place in the youth category was JocelynJ ackson for her jammin blueberry muffins; Barbara Cook for her blueberry pancakes and sausage in the adult main dish category andN atalie Ramos for her frozen blueberry cake pops. Since the dessert category had so many entries,a third prize was awarded to JeanE ckman for her blueberry bread pudding. The judges were eager and excited to taste the delicious baked goods.Judges were Lt.G aspar Garcia of the Highlands County Sheriffs Department,Cesar Pinzon,D r. Michael McLeod, Jennifer Rhynes,Cathy Caseara,Garrett Andrewsa nd Ross Myles. The corporate sponsor of this years annual bake-off contest was Winn-DixieS tores,Inc.David Dawson, regional manager,was on hand to sample the entries and present Winn-Dixie giftc ards to all winning contestants. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, May 11, 2012Page 7A PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, main 90454 liquors; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 8 8 8 8 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 5/11/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 7 7 1 1 3 3 Courtesy photo Judges Garrett Andrews (from left), Mike McLeod, Cesar P inzon and Ross Myles check out the dishes. Peck wins Blueberry Bake-Off C ontinued from page 1A Increase in tourism tax to be sought The Sebring Races are in Highlands County, but Okeechobee County fills their hotels during that time. They c harge 3 percent for tourism and we c harge just 2 percent. It doesnt make s ense to me.TERRYHESTON T DCmember, APcity councilman FORT MYERS (APA southwest Florida sheriffs deputy was injured and a suspect was killed when shots were fired during a traffic stop on Interstate 75 near in North Fort Myers. Authorities say the deputy was attempting to get a Dodge Caravan to stop on I75 Wednesday night. The driver refused to stop and made evasive moves,even swerving at the deputy at one point. The van left the interstate with the deputy following. When the vehicle stopped, three people got out and ran. Another,24-year-old Gregory Coleman,was taken into custody. The deputy got into a struggle with the driver and officials say gunshots were exchanged. The suspect died and the deputy was taken to the hospital where he is recovering. No further details were immediately available. Sheriffs deputy shot, suspect killed WASHINGTON (AP Medicare paid $5.6 billion to 2,600 pharmacies withq uestionable billings, including a Kansas drugstore that submitted more than 1,000 prescriptions each for two patients in justo ne year,government investigators have found. A new report by the inspector general of the Health and Human Servicesd epartment finds the corner drugstore is vulnerable to fraud,partly becauseM edicare does not require the private insurers that deliver prescription benefitst o seniors to report suspicious billing patterns. While some pharmacies may be billing extremely high amounts for legitimater easons,all warrant further scrutiny,said the report released Thursday. The analysis broke new ground by scrutinizinge very claim submitted by the nations 59,000 retail pharmacies during 2009 more than 1 billion prescriptions. Investigators werea ble to reveal contrasts between normal business practices and potential crim-i nal behavior. The findings call for a strong response to improve( program) oversight,the report said. Report: Suspect billings at 2,600 drugstores in US


C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunFriday, May 11, 2012www.newssun.com Associated PressIOWA CITY,Iowa K ate Varnum was at her Iowa home watching her newly adopted infant sonw hen news flashed that Barack Obama had become the first sitting U.S. presid ent to endorse equal marriage rights for same-sex c ouples. I said,Oh my gosh,I cant believe this is happening,said Varnum,38,a plaintiff in a lawsuit thatp rompted the Iowa Supreme Court to make the state the first in the Midwest to legalize gay marriage in 2009. e are absolutely thrilled. We still have a long way to go,but this is a huge step forO bama to take. Americans reacted with j oy,scorn and indifference to Obamas words in a television interview on Wednesday:It is important for me personally to goa head and affirm that samesex couples should be able to get married. An African-American bishop in Philadelphia saidO bamas position will make him think twice about supporting the presidents reelection. A bed-and-breakfast owner marveled at what he described as the countrys progress on gay rights in the past generation. A Florida business owner in a samesex relationship worried more about the economy and wondered whether Obamas stance was a gimmick. A Kentucky businessman said the president was injecting himself into an issue that should be left to churches. All the while,Americans, who polls show are evenly split on the issue,debated the human and societal implications of the statement and the political fallout for Obama this election year. In Cedar Rapids,Varnum s aid the presidents words were so important because s he and her spouse know what being married means for same-sex couples. They were recently able to adopt their son without the timea nd cost of having separate adoption hearings,and after Varnum lost her job last year,she and their son received health insurancec overage through her spouses Iowa-based employer. Varnum,an Obama supporter,had believed that he would eventually endorse gay marriage but not before the November election. She said the Iowa ruling that bears her familys name helped pave the way for greater acceptance of gay marriage and set the stage for Obamas change of heart. After Iowa was decided, a lot of people realized its not just a coastal issue,its not just a California or New Jersey issue,she said. Families should be valued no matter where they live. T he tide has turned. But in a reminder of the issues political divisiveness,t hree Iowa Supreme Court justices were ousted by voters after endorsing the c ourts unanimous ruling. The Iowa conservative a ctivist who led the push for their removal,Bob Vander Plaats,said Wednesday that like them,Obamas decision would lead to him beingr ejected by voters who view marriage as between one man and one woman. Bishop Leonard C. Goins, who presides over Chestnut Hill Church,a Pentecostal congregation in Philadelphia,f latly disagreed with Obamas gay marriage e ndorsement. s wrong,hes in error, its a mistake and it will hurt him,Goins said,adding that hes now in a quandary overw hether hell continue to support the president. In Lexington,Ky.,executive recruiter Joe Alexander said the federal governments hould leave the definition of marriage to churches. A Mormon who describes himself as a constitutional conservative says he believes marriage is ordained by God between a man and a woman. Obamas proclamation,to me,just gives insight into his moral fiber. Its inappropriate for him to be speaking about it as president, Alexander said. s morally repugnant that the thought is expressed by the president,who should be a moral person. Its embarrassing. Americans divided as Obama endorses gay marriage Ive just c oncluded that for m e personally it is i mportant for me to go ahead and a ffirm that I think s ame sex couples s hould be able to g et married.BARACKOBAMA M CT President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he is in favor of same-sex couples having the right to get married. The announcement today by President Obama should come as no surprise to the American public. President Obama has consistently fought against protecting the institution of marriage from radical social engineering at both the state and federal level.RICKSANTORUM former Republican presidential candidate Reactions to Obamas announcement President Obamas support for marriage equality marks an important moment for civil rights in America. We simply cannot treat same-sex couples as secondclass citizens in our country. Marriage equality is one of the most significant civil rights battles of our time.SEN.FRANK R. LAUTENBERG D-N.J. That the president has chosen today, when LGBT Americans are mourning the passage of Amendment 1 (North Carolinas ballot initiative banning same-sex marriage and civil unions), to finally speak up for marriage equality is offensive and callous.R.CLARKE COOPER executive director, Log Cabin Republicans


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, May 11, 2012Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 10-001122GCS CITIMORTGAGE, INC. SUCCESSORY BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES A. ADAMS, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 26, 2012, and entered in Case No. 10-001122GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC., is Plaintiff, and CHARLES A. ADAMS, et al are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m., in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 25th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 9, Block 64, Sun N Lake Estates of Sebring Unit 5 Per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 51, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. SUBJECT TO Covenants, restrictions, easements of record and taxes for the current year. Said property is not the homestead of the Grantor(s State of Florida in that neither Grantor(s members of the household of Grantor(s thereon. Parcel Identification Number: C04342805006400090 and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff's mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Florida, this 27th day of April, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k As Deputy Clerk May 4, 11, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 11-0000-38-GCS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., a national banking association, Plaintiff, vs. J.E. FUTCH CUSTOM HOMES, INC., a Florida corporation, JEFFREY E. FUTCH, an individual, TERRI L. FUTCH, an individual, and ANY UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Agreed Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 23, 2012, setting the sale date as noticed herein, entered in the Captioned Matter of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and J.E. FUTCH CUSTOM HOMES, INC., et. al; are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m. at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Jury Assembly Room, Sebring, FL 33870 or as soon as the sale may be had, in accordance with Section 45.031 of the Florida Statutes, on the May 22, 2012, the following described property: Lot 38, Lot 39, Lot 40, Lot 41, Lot 118, Lot 119, Lot 120 and Lot 121, LESS Highway Right of Way, in Block R, of SUNSET POINT SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 34, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Address: 2031 US Highway 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on Aprl 26, 2012. CLERK OF COURT BOB GERMAINE (SEAL By: /s/ Annette E. Daff DEPUTY CLER K May 4, 11, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282009CA-000715AOOOXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. INNA SANDLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF INNA SANDLER; UNKNOWN TENANT(S SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 24th day of April, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282009CA000715AOOOXX of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and INNA SANDLER, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF INNA SANDLER and UNKNOWN TENANT(S ERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE WEST HALF OF LOT 2, IN BLOCK 32, OF AVON PARK ESTATES UNIT II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance r visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 24th day of April, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Clerk May 4, 11, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282010CA000180AOOOXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. J ULIO ALVAREZ A/K/A JULIO ALVEREZ MEROLES; OLGA ALVAREZ; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 24th day of April, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282010CA000180AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., is the Plaintiff and JULIO ALVAREZ A/K/A JULIO ALVEREZ MEROLES; OLGA ALVAREZ IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT P ROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 31, BLOCK 61, SUN N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance r visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 25th day of April, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk May 4, 11, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001744 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. YIRA M. DOMINGUEZ, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated April 24, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2 8-2009-CA-001744 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and YIRA M. DOMINGUEZ; LAKE HAVEN ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC; TENANT #1 N/K/A SHANTEY HAMOND, and Tenant #2 N/K/A VINCENT DELICE are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 23rd day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOG 26, BLOCK 23, LAKE HAVEN ESTATES SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE(S COUNTY. A/K/A 5118 LAKE HAVEN BOULEVARD, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 25, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09109964 BANKAMERICA2-SPECFNMA--Team 2 -F09109964 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. May 4, 11, 2012 1050L egals I N THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION F ile No. PC 12-177 Division Probate I N RE: ESTATE OF VALORIE A. NIETUBICZ Deceased. N OTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of VALORIE A. NIETUBICZ deceased, whose date of death was April 25, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Flori da, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal r epresentative'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 TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is May 11, 2012. Personal Representative: Douglas M. Nietubicz, Jr. 9011 Iron Horse Lane Sebring, Florida 33875 Attorney for Personal Representative: John K. McClure Attorney for Douglas M Nietubicz, Jr. Florida Bar Number: 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: kelly@mllaw.net May 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-149 IN RE: ESTATE OF PAUL R. JAECK, JR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PAUL R. J AECK, JR., deceased, whose date of death was January 8, 2012, and whose social security number is 215-26-3255, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOT ICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 11, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Doris R. Jaeck 1648 Sunny Pines Drive Sebring, FL 33870 Attorney for Personal Representative:s /s/ ROBERT E. LIVINGSTON Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 May 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-41 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF MICHAEL BRADY WORLEY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MICHAEL BRADY WORLEY, deceased, whose date of death was January 6, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce A venue, 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 11, 2012. Personal Representatives: /s/ Michael Jeffery Worley 1000 Worley Road Lake Placid, FL 33852 /s/ Randall Brady Worley 9094 Water Tupelo Road Fort Myers, FL 33912 Attorney for Personal Representatives: / s/ Pamela T. Karlson Florida Bar Number: 0017957 301 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: info@KarlsonLaw.com May 11, 18, 2012 1050Legals I N THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-000171 IN RE: ESTATE OF LLOYD J. HEIM Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LLOYD J. HEIM, deceased, whose date of death was December 14, 2011, and whose social security number is 071-24-0824, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 540-590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and a ddresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is M ay 4, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Patricia A. Massey 5985 Newhouse Road East Amherst, NY 14051 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Susan T. RhodesF lorida Bar No. 321151 The Rhodes Law Firm, LLC 370 East Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: 863-465-2899 May 4, 11, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-166 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN WESLEY FAUCETT a.k.a. JOHN W. FAUCETT Division PROBATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN WESLEY FAUCETT a.k.a. JOHN W. FAUCETT, deceased, whose date of death was March 2, 2012, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-6486, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against 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 11, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Donald B. Faucett 403 N. Lake Verona Blvd. Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863 May 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000334 YALE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, -vsMICHAEL T. DAWES AND SHERRY DAWES, etc. et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE TO: MICHAEL T. DAWES AND SHERRY DAWES Last Known Address: 700 Roanoke Place, Sebring, FL 33870 C urrent Address: Unknown And any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under the above named Defendant(s last known addresses are unknown. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 5 and 6, Block 422, HIGHLANDS TOWERS SUBDIVISION REVISED, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 29, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Eric R. Schwartz, Esquire, Weitz & Schwartz, P.A., Plaintiffs' Attorney, whose address is 900 S.E. 3rd Avenue, Suite 204, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 on or before June 18, 2012 being 30 days of the first publication of this notice and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint. DATED this May 4, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk May 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 28-2012-CA-000011 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A,, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP; Plaintiff, vs. ANGELA L. WILLIAMS, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: WESLEY WILLIAMS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WESLEY WILLIAMS 3258 FORREST VIEW AVE., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 448 BRAWIN AVE., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described p roperty: ALL OF LOT 5, BLOCK 154, LEISURE LAKES, SECTION 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 14, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on the attorney for the Plaintiff, Morales law Group, P.A., whose address is 14750 NW 77th Court, Suite 303, Miami Lakes, FL 33016, and file the original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, on or before June 12, 2012. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Foreclosure Complaint. Dated: May 1, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk A copy of this Notice of Action, Lis Pendens and Complaint were sent to the above-named Defendant(s May 11, 18, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 12-238 ROGER VANHAITSMA as Trustee of The Roger VanHaitsma Trust Dated D ecember 29, 1984, Plaintiff Vs KOSTAS VASSILAKOPOULOS, ANTONIA VASSILAKOPOULOS, his or her unknown spouse, or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees, and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, through, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status if unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereafter described, and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK, Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: KOSTAS VASSILAKOPOULOS, address unknown, ANTONIA VASSILAKOPOULOS, address unknown, his or her unknown spouse, or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees, and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, through, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or w hose exact legal status if unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereafter described, Y OU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: C043428-16034100060 Lot 6, Block 341, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 16, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on THOMAS L. NUNNALLEE, of BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 325 North Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, on or before June 1, 2012, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated this 3rd day of May, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk (SEAL ``In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Courts office at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3701, Telephone 863-402-6566 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. I hearing impaired (TDDV 1-800-955-8770, Via Florida Relay Service.'' May 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000020 CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASIGNEEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, OF IRMA RIECKEHOFF, DECEASED; ADOLF RIECKEHOFF, HEIR; ROSEMARIE RIECKEHOFF; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S CEASED, THEIR RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s N OTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORIS, TRUSTEES OF IRMA RIECKEHOFF, DECEASED Whose residence is/are unknown. YOU ARE HERBY required to file your answer or written defenses, is any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813813 thirty days of the first publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 1, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you fail to file your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813 ile (813 publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED at HIGHLANDS County this 4th day of May, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxillary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. May 11, 18, 2012 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000195 SEC.: CIVIL ONE WEST BANK, FSB Plaintiff, v. SHAI ARGI, et al Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING-PROPERTY T O: SHAI ARGI ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 5201 SOUTHWEST 31st AVENUE APARTMENT 257 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33312 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHAI ARGI ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 5201 SOUTHWEST 31st AVENUE APARTMENT 257 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33312 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, though, under or against the named Defendant(s and the aforementioned named Defendant(s such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s wise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: TRACT 4 HORIZON EQUESTRIAN ESTATES (UNREC ORDED) A TRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SW CORNER OF SAID S ECTION 7, THENCE N 00 DEGREES 04'25'' W, 1052.31 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 56'47'' E, 1981.50 FEET TO P.O.B.; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE 460.00 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 03'13'' W, 979.49 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 59'21'' W, 460.00 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 03'13'' E, 980.01 FEET TO P.O.B., ALL BEING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA This is an attempt to collect a deb any any information obtained may be used for that purpose. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 5201 SOUTHWEST 31st AVENUE APARTMENT 257 FORT LAUDERDALE FL 33312 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33634 within thirty (30 the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered a gainst you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 30th day of April, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp DEPUTY CLERK ``In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation in order to participate in this hearing, should contact ADA Coordinator not later than 1 (one the proceeding at Florida Rural Legal Service (Highlands 24688, Lakeland, FL 33802 (863 May 4, 11, 2012 1050Legals CLASSIFIEDS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009-CA-001012 DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE FOR RALI2007QS5 Plaintiff, vs. BOYLE, WILLIAM, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 2009-CA-001012 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE FOR RALI2007QS5, Plaintiff, and, BOYLE, WILLIAM, et. al., are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT AT COURTHOUSE, 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870, at the hour of 11 A.M. on the 22nd day of May, 2012, the following described property: THE SOUTH 80' OF LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 426, SEBRING SUMMIT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 62, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 26th day of April, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk May 4, 11, 2012 LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME?Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Classified ads get fast results Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155


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Call 863-385-1754 5150Mobile HomesFor RentPALM HARBORVILLAGE Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go New Homes Start at $39,900 800-622-2832 ext 210 5050Mobile HomesFor SaleLAKE ISTOKPOGAfurn. mobile, sleeps 3-4, bath/shower, 30' encl. porch, furn. Shed, 18' dock, 18' '04 center console Nautic Star, 90hp Johnson, Bimini top, low lot rent, $18,500, 863-385-8350. 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 M obile Homes SUN 'NLAKES LARGE 3000 + sq. ft., 3BR/2BA, 2/C.G. $147,000 w/ 10% Down. OWNER FINANCING WITH LARGER DOWN, SELLING PRICE WILL GO DOWN TO $117,000. For detail brochure on financing Call 954-270-5242 Brokers Welcome. 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 R eal EstateFLORIDA MENTORIS SEEKING RN's to provide medical services for individuals with Developmental Disabilities in our Avon Park facility. (8:00pm 8:00am View all positions and apply online at: jobs.thementornetwork.com/avon-parkjobs 2100H elp Wanted TEAM &SOLO DRIVERS. Immediate positions available! 48 CPM split for teams. 35 CPM for solo drivers. Drop & Hook available. No touch freight. Weekly pay + insurance. CDL-A w/1year OTR req'd. Food grade tank carrier. 800-877-2430. www.indianrivertransport.com SUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS Clerk needed to work in S ebring Location Cash handling experience A plus Fax Resumes to: 863-678-2170 ROYAL CAREof Avon Park is currently s eeking a Nurse with experience in assessing resident and formulating their plan of care to be our MDS Coordinator. The successful applicant must be organized and detail oriented. Previous experience with MDS preferred. Computer experience is required. If you are interested you may apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd. Avon Park. 435-6674. DFWP, EOE. LPN -Needed in busy pediatric office in Sebring. Immediate opening. Qualifications: Must be certified with experience in phlebotomy and medical office experience, computer literate, capable of multi-tasking and possess good public relation skills. Excellent Benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Fax resume to 863-471-9340 or email to cfmsonni@gmail.com LOCAL INSURANCEAgency is seeking a highly motivated 440 or 220 Agent. You will be responsible for sales and service on all Auto and Home policies. All candidates will be required to pass a background check, be reliable and professional, strong work ethic and strong customer service skills, ability to work with a team. Prior sales experience a plus. PLEASE SEND RESUME to johnsnyder@allstate.com or fax to 863-382-3293 LAKE PLACIDOptician needed for Busy Eye Clinic. FT/PT. No license needed. Fax Resume to: 863-465-6385 DIALYSIS EQUIPMENTTechnician need for an in-center dialysis clinic. Will consider training someone with a background in electronics and hydraulics. Fax Resume to 863-382-9242 Attn: Clark 2100H elp Wanted CHILDCARE WORKERFor Nursery on Wednesday Nights & Special Occasions. Must have experience, back ground check & CPR. Wage will be discussed at interview. Please contact Janet 863-655-0212 ASSISTANT COACHWOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL (PT Coaching exp. pref. Annual stipend. Visit http://sfcc.interviewexchange.com for details and application instructions. (863 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentLOST BLACKfemale Cat w/pink collar near Claradge Ave. Call Virginia 863-382-0491 or 863-3852909. Reward. 1200Lost & Found 1100Announcements NOTICE Pursuant to IRC Section 6104(d turn of the Sonni Family Foundation, Inc. is available for public inspection at the office of the NCT Group CPA's, L.L.P. located at 435 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Questions should be directed to the Foundation's Trustee, Dr. Rajeswari Sonni, at 446-2017, or the Foundation's C.P.A. William R. Benton, at 385-1577. May 11, 13, 16, 2012 Insight Auctioneers 5000 State Rd 66, Sebring FL 33875 SURPLUS AUCTION Vehicle, Equip, Misc Including: School Board of Highlands County, City of Avon Park, Sun N Lake of Sebring Saturday, May 12th at 9:00am April 29; May 6, 11, 2012 DATED at Sebring, Florida, on April 24, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak AS DEPUTY CLERK May 4, 11, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282008CA001484XXXXXX U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE MLMI TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE3, Plaintiff, vs WADE WOOD A/K/A WADE ALLEN WOOD, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated April 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 282008CA001484XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE MLMI TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE3, is the Plaintiff and WADE WOOD A/K/A WADE ALLEN WOOD; KIMBERLY WOOD; WAUCHULA STATE BANK; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, LLC; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell, pursuant to Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, on the 22nd day of May, 2012, at 11:00 am, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 27 AND 28, BLOCK 451, OF LEISURE LAKES, SECTION SEVENTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-457-GCS SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK f/k/a FIRST NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST COMPANY OF THE TREASURE COAST, Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH W. SIDES and RENEE SIDES, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on April 23, 2012, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on May 22, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT ``A'' EXHIBIT ``A'' Lots 5, 6, 11 & 12, Block 548, Leisure Lakes Section 18, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 55, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Address: 3357 Popinjay Avenue, Lake Placid, Florida 33852 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk May 4, 11, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001079 DIVISION: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT RELATING TO IMPAC SECURED ASSETS CORP., MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4, Plaintiff, vs. LYLE C. CHANDLER, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE P URSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 23, 2012, and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001079 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT RELATING TO IMPAC SECURED ASSETS CORP., MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4, is the Plaintiff and LYLE C. CHANDLER, NANCI M. CHANDLER, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 22nd day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 5, BLOCK S, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 7424 HONEYSUCKLE DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33876 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 26th day of April, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk May 4, 11, 2012 NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that Sebring Mini Storage, Too and Sebring Mini Warehouse intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property under the Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statues (section 83.80-83.809). The owner will sell at public auction on or after May 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at 1500 Lakeview Drive, 1251 Hawthorne, 542 Lemon, and 531 O-mul-la-oee. NAME UNIT Dale Sparks #7 Gary & Heidi Smith H3 Anna Deel A33 Sheena Garcia B10 Ash Kackley C9 Diana Fairfield D39 Cieva Armstrong G10 Angie Canine 51 Shirley Baker 62 Frankie Smith 63 Juanita Carrilo 73 Lisa Long 107 Florence Sanchez 111 Units are said to contain household goods. The sale may be cancelled in the event of settlement. Should it be impossible to dispose of the goods on t he day, the sale will be continued on such succeeding sale days thereafter as may be necessary to be completed. May 11, 18, 2012 1050L egals N OTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit In and for Broward County, Florida, o n the 13th day of January, 2010, in the cause wherein ADORNO & YOSS, LLP., a limited liability partnership., is P laintiff, and FRED STERNBERG, an individual, BONNIE STERNBERG, an individual, BBBENTLEY, CORP., f/k/a Baxt er International Corp., a dissolved Florida profit corporat ion, and BBBaxter LLC., a dissolved Delaware limited liability company, are Defendants, being Case No. 0 9-020781-09 in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, have levied upon all of the D efendant, BONNIE STERNBERGs right, title and interest in and to the following described REAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 4, PLANTATION HILL SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA STREET ADDRESS FOR THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS: 1706 West Stryker Road, Avon Park, FL. 33825 and on the 29th day of May, 2012, at the Commerce Avenue entrance to the Highlands County Courthouse, in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant, BONNIE STERNBERGs, right, title and interest in the aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. Dated this, March 28, 2012 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Lt. Jack Baily, Jr. Lt. Jack Bailey, Jr., DEPUTY SHERIFF In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V Florida Relay Services. April 27; May 4, 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001931 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC., Plaintiff, vs. MICALA NIEMAN; BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY F/K/A COLONIAL BANK, N.A.; ALBERT H. NIEMAN JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICALA NIEMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EVA STEFANAC; UNKNOWN TENANT(S SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 24th day of April, 2012, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001931 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC., is the Plaintiff and MICALA NIEMAN; BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY F/K/A COLONIAL BANK, N.A.; ALBERT H. NIEMAN JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICALA NIEMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EVA STEFANAC; UNKNOWN TENANT(S PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 1, LAKE LETTA ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 70-B, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance r visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 25th day of April, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk May 4, 11, 2012 1050L egalsCHECK YOUR AD Please 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 your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 2250 Schools & Instruction 2250 Schools & Instruction Classified ads get fast results LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-000624 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2005-1, Plaintiff(s vs. M ICHAEL MARSHALL; et al., Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sale will be m ade pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on April 24, 2012 in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000624, of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2005-1, is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL MARSHALL are Defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 A.M. on May 23, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 7, MCGIBONEY'S SUBDIVISION, SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 75, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on April 24, 2012. CLERK OF THE COURT R obert W. Germaine By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak, Deputy Clerk May 4, 11, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-79 IN RE: ESTATE OF WINIFRED E. HART Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WINIFRED E. HART, deceased, whose date of death was December 21, 2011, and whose social security number is 380-16-3097, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 540-590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 11, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ William B. Hart 5516 Castania Drive Sebring, FL 33872 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Susan T. Rhodes Florida Bar No. 321151 The Rhodes Law Firm, LLC 370 East Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: 863-465-2899 May 11, 18, 2012 Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00019399AT HOME PROFESSIONS 2X3 AD # 00019646DUMMY 2012 MEMORIAL DAY PROCESS COLOR 3X10.5 AD # 00019492 Classified ads get fast results


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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Preparations are underway and nerves are ratcheting up as Mixed M artial Arts come to Sebring Saturday night. Defiant7 MMAUltimate F ighting Challenge presents Clash of the Cage Warriors in t he Convention Center at the Sebring Fairground, with numerous fights on the card for the evening. T he highlight of the night will take place toward the end as three local fighters will go back-to-back-to-back to close the event. Chris Miller, a two-time state medal winner in wrestling for the Blue Streaks, will be fighting in t he 170-pound weight class and in his fourth amatuer fight. I really just started coming here to keep in shape, the 27-year old Miller said of his start at the Universal Center of Natural Martial Arts under the tutelege of S teve Weed. But the more I got into the training, the more I wanted to get involved. With my wrestling background, Ive got the mentality for the competition a nd Steves been training me on the other areas, different tap-out moves and more punches and kicks. The growth is evident as Miller will come into Saturdays event with a 3-0 record. Abit younger, 19-year old Brian Jean has had more of an up and down experience in his five amatuer bouts. After winning his first two, Jean lost his next pair before getting back on the winning track in February at an event in Kissimmee. As for his tactics and tendencies inside the steel cage, Jean uses his diversity. I like to keep it standing up, but all my wins have been on tap-outs, so I can go to the ground too, he said. But Ive also lost on tap-outs too. As for his next match being in front of his home town, Jean sees it as a positive. ou really cant lose being here, he said. It really fuels the adrenaline to know that people you know are out there watching you. Miller agreed, though finds it a bit nerve-wracking as well. Im more nervous than anything, he said. But it will help, at the same time, to have friends there to support you. Plus, when you go to a match, its a whole weekend, with the weigh-in the night before and then getting there and waiting three hours for your fight. Itll be a lot more convenient having it here. Perhaps even more nervousness awaits Noah Weed, as he will not only be in front of the home crowd, but will be the Main Event for the SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, May 11, 2012 Page 3B Courtesy photo The Edge Twinkles are elated after placing third in the Tiny 1 Division of the NCA International Championships Special to the News-Sun On Saturday, April 21, the EDGE All Star Cheer Teams competed at the NCA International Championships in Daytona Beach. The EDGE Comets, a Mini 2 Team, and the EDGE T winkles, a Tiny 1 Team, were crowned the Regional IALC Champions at the competition by placing first in their divisions. Over 2000 teams competed for the title of 2012 All Levels Champion. This title placed the EDGE teams among the Elite Eight vying for the Grand Champion title for theI nternational All Levels V irtual Championship held on Friday, May 4. Judged against the seven other top teams from the qualifiers throughout the nation, the EDGE Comets were crowned National Runner-up in the Large Mini 2 Division and the EDGE Twinkles were crowned 3rd in the Tiny 1 Division, ranking them among the top threeb est teams in the nation. C ongratulations to these athletes for their hard work and dedication leading them to achieve such a prestigious honor. Edge Cheer takes second and third at Nationals N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Noah Weed dents the heavy back with a flying kick Wednesday, as he prepares for his first time as the Main Event on a fight card in Saturdays Clash of the Cage Warriors at the S ebring Convention Center at the Fairground. Saturday Night Fights See FIGHTS, Page 4B By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressMIAMI LeBron James was still on the court, enjoying the moment after ousting the New York Knicks, when the first questions came about whats next for the Miami Heat. For one day, Indiana can wait. Having Thursday off from practice is Miamis first playoff prize, and although a fivegame win over the Knicks might have seemed easy, the reigning Eastern Conference champions insisted afterward that it was more grinding than it appeared. James had 29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade both scored 19 points and the Heat beat the shorthanded Knicks 106-94 in Game 5 of an East first-round series Wednesday night. Miami will host the Pacers in Game 1 of the East semifinals on Sunday afternoon. Even though it was a fivegame series, Wade said, it was a very tough series. For the Heat, it was only the first step. They have one goal getting back to the finals and winning it all and that was likely why even beating the longtime rival Knicks prompted, at most, a subdued celebration. e do not take this for granted, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. This was a tough series. We feel very good about moving on and itll only get tougher from here. Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points for the Knicks, including a spinning jumper over James at the end of the third quarter that pulled New York within 81-67. It was far from being enough to stave off an alltoo-familiar playoff result for Anthony, part of that 2003 draft class that also yielded James, Bosh and Wade. Anthony has played 54 postseason games, being part of wins only 17 times. Amisleading stat for certain its hardly all on him and no shortage of people in the Heat organization interrupted their celebrating of a series-clincher to tip their caps Anthonys way afterward. e fought, under the circumstances, Anthony said. Im not one to make any excuses for anything. ... But Miami, theyre a tough defensive team. They stick to what their schemes are. Head-to-head, Anthony and James both scored 139 points in the series. James shot 48 percent from the field, Anthony 42 percent. James averaged 6.2 rebounds and 5.6 assists, Anthony averaged 8.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists. It was fun, man, James said. Hes one of the most Heat advance to face Indiana See HEAT, Page 4B MCTphoto The Miami Heats Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, right, hug at mid-court as the New York Knicks Amar'e Stoudemire walks off after the Heat won, 106-94, at American Airlines Arena in Miami on Wednesday. B y DOUG FERGUSON Associated PressP ONTE VEDRA BEACH It is the most famous hole at The Players Championship. It can be argued that of all the par 3s in golf, none is more recognizable than the island-green 17th at the TPC Sawgrass. The theater is endless. The punishment is s evere. For all the hype and occasional terror, however, the par 3 has rarely kept a player atop the leaderboard in the final round Sunday from winning the richest prize on the PGATour. Since moving to the TPC Sawgrass in 1982, only one player came to the 17th hole in the final round at least tied for the lead and found the water. That was Phil Blackmar in 1991, who made double bogey and paved the way for Steve Elkington to win. Len Mattiace was chasing in 1998 when he went water, bunker, water againa nd made 8. Sean OHair had to gamble in 2007, went into the water twice and made a 7. But there have been more good things happen to a leader over the years. Fred Couples (1996 and Craig Perks (2002 were among those to make pivotal birdies on their way to winning. Lee Janzen scrambled for par from the bunker when he won in 1995. The only time the 17th consistently became decisive was when the PGA Tour forced the situation by having the suddendeath playoff start on the most theatrical hole on the course. Paul Goydos was in a playoff with Sergio Garcia in 2008 when he hit first and went into the water. The tournament effectively ended when Garcia found dry land. Ayear ago, it wasnt the water but the strong grain in the grass. David Toms thre eputted, missing a 3 1/2foot par putt. According to Golf World magazine, the 17th at Sawgrass on paper might look like ap ushover. For the last three years, it has ranked Nos. 137, 140 and 114 in difficultyo f all par 3s on the PGA Tour. T he 17th produced more birdies and eagles ( 238) than bogeys or worse (181 A nd among the four par 3s at Sawgrass, it played as the easiest. Even so, it will not lack for action as The Players Championship got under way Thursday. The memories are endless aces and 8s, short misses and the long, winding putts for birdie. Tiger Woods hit perhaps the most famous putt on the island green when he holed a 60-footer for birdie that broke three directions and dove into the cup in the third round of 2001. Not so memorable is that Robert Allenby made the same putt only a little bit longer earlier that day. The difference is it was early in the third round, and the few who even saw it included none other than PGATour Commissioner Tim Finchem. Couples made one of the most bizarre pars on the hole a tee shot in the water, a penalty drop, and a third shot that plopped into the cup on the fly. The biggest debate is whether an island should be a green so late in the round. Woods has long believed it would be better on the front nine. If someone has a train wreck, he would have the back nine to atone for the mistake. I have always said this I think 17 is a great An island that only punishes the pursuers See 17th, Page 3B Photo courtesy of PGATour.com The picturesque, though intimidating, 17th hole at TPCSawgrass.


C M Y K C itrus Golf DaySEBRING Highlands County Citrus Growers Association and Heartland National Bank present Citrus Golf Day 2012, slated for Thursday, June 7, at the Country Club of Sebring. The event will begin with a Noon lunch and check in, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Team cost of $300 includes greens fee for four players, lunch, post-tournament hors douevres, water, soft drinks and beer on the course. A lso, $50 gift certificates will be awarded to the winners of special events, including Long Drive and Closest to the Pin for A, B,C and D handicap players. Range balls and a participation prize raffle ticket will be included for all golfing participants. For additional information call 3858091.LP Chamber 5/10KLAKEPLACID The 2012 Lake Placid Chamber 5K/10K Run/Walk Team C hallenge will take place Saturday, May 19, beginning at 7 a.m. at the DeVane Circle Park. Early entry fees are $10 for students, $15 for team members and $20 for individuals fee the day of the race is $25. Register by May 4 to get a Dri-fit Tshirt. E ntering as a team can save on entry fee, as each member of a recognized organization or business team saves $5. T eams must consist of at least three members and may be mixed ages and genders. For more information, call Niki Gregor at 386-1300 or email ngregor@heartlandnb.com.SFCC Volleyball CampsAVON PARK The summer season is right around the corner, which means plenty of opportunities for aspiring area v olleyball players to sharpen their skills and learn some new things at the SFCC Summer Camps, lead by head coach Kim Crawford and members of the Lady Panther squad. Three indoor camps are going to be h eld, in addition to two sand volleyball camps. Four-day indoor camps will be offered Monday through Thursday, June 25-28, July 9-12 and July 30-Aug. 2. Each day, campers going into grades 68 will meet from 9 a.m.-Noon, campers going into grades 9-12 from 1-4 p.m., with all campers then enjoying open pool time from 4-4:45 p.m. C ost for the indoor camps are $100 per week, or $30 per daily session. O ut on the sand court, four-day camps will be offered Monday through Thursday, June 18-21 and July 16-19, with campers going into grades 6-12 meeting from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Cost for the sand camps is $60 per week or $20 per daily session. Individual, private sessions for indoor and sand are available year-round for $20 per hour. To register, go to www.southflorida.edu/athletics/volleyball click on volleyball camp and print out the Application Form. Mail the completed form, or bring to the Cashiers Office in Building B. For more information, call Coach Crawford at 835-2377 or email kim.crawford@southflorida.edu .Flag FootballSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis conducting a sign up for The YMCA/Eagle Youth Flag Football League. Registrations are for ages 5-15 years of age. For questions call 382-9622.Football fundraisersSEBRING Sebring football will be hosting fundraisers each of the next two weekends. This coming Saturday, May 12, the Streaks will be holding a Watermelon Sale, along with Bake Sale and Car Wash at two locations at the Walgreens in south Sebring and at Eye Express on the north side of town. The event will go from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with locally grown watermelons for sale, as well as baked goods and a host of hands to give the car a spring cleaning. On Friday, May 18, the second annual Firemen Spring BBQ will take place atF iremens Field from 4-6 p.m., with all p roceeds going to benefit Sebring football. For $8, diners have a choice of 1/3pound pulled pork sandwich or halfpound chicken, each coming with two sides. Customers can drive through or dine in and stay for the annual Blue and White g ame at 7 p.m. For tickets, contact Coach Scott at 2143880, or Coach Averitt at 381-4098.Sebring Cheer ClinicSEBRING The Blue Streak Cheerleaders will be hosting a cheer clinic from Monday through Thursday, June 11-14, in the Sebring High School gym. The clinic is open to children from age 4 through eighth grade and will meet each day from 3-5:30 p.m. There will be a different theme of crafts, fun and cheers each day and atten-d ees will be taught cheers and chants from the nationally ranked and four-time state champion Blue Streak squad. The clinic culminates with a Pep Rally a t 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, and attendees will also perform at a Sebring f ootball game. C ost is $50 before June 1, $60 after, and there are discounts for multiple family members $50 first child and $35 each additional member of same family. For more information, contact Wendy Cloud at cloudw@highlands.k12.fl.us .Sebring Pool HoursSEBRING The Sebring High School Pool will be open to the public beginning Tuesday, May 1, with availability Mondays through Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and from 1-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Additional hours will be added once school is let out for the summer. Cost is $2 per swimmer, with family passes available at $50 for first member and $20 for each additional family member. Other activities at the pool include Water Aerobics, which begin Tuesday, May 8 and meet each Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $2 per class, though with a summer pool pass, the cost is trimmed to $1. Swimming lessons are also going to be offered throughout the summer. The first session runs from June 11-22, the second from June 25-July 6, the third from July 9-20 and the fourth from July 23-August 3. Cost is $50 for each two-week session. To register for swim lessons, come to the front office of Sebring High School beginning Monday, May 7, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The office secretaries will be able to sign you up. For more information or questions on all pool activities, call and leave a message for Ms. Pat Caton at 471-5500, ext. 229, or email catonp@highlands.k12.fl.us. FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary) (Best-of-7E ASTERN CONFERENCEPhiladelphia 3, Chicago 2 Chicago 103, Philadelphia 91 Philadelphia 109, Chicago 92 Philadelphia 79, Chicago 74 Sunday: Philadelphia 89, Chicago 82 Tuesday: Chicago 77, Philadelphia 69 Thursday: Chicago at Philadelphia, late x-Saturday, May 12: Philadelphia at Chicago, TBD Miami 4, New York 1 Miami 100, New York 67 Miami 104, New York 94 Miami 87, New York 70 Sunday: New York 89, Miami 87 Wednesday: Miami 106, New York 94 Indiana 4, Orlando 1 Orlando 81, Indiana 77 Indiana 93, Orlando 78 Indiana 97, Orlando 74 Saturday: Indiana 101, Orlando 99, OT Tuesday: Indiana 105, Orlando 87 Boston 3, Atlanta 2 Atlanta 83, Boston 74 Boston 87, Atlanta 80 Boston 90, Atlanta 84, OT Sunday: Boston 101, Atlanta 79 Tuesday: Atlanta 87, Boston 86 Thursday: Atlanta at Boston, late x-Saturday, May 12: Boston at Atlanta, TBDWESTERN CONFERENCESan Antonio 4, Utah 0 San Antonio 106, Utah 91 San Antonio 114, Utah 83 Saturday: San Antonio 102, Utah 90 Monday: San Antonio 87, Utah 81 Oklahoma City 4, Dallas 0 Oklahoma City 99, Dallas 98 Oklahoma City 102, Dallas 99 Oklahoma City 95, Dallas 79 Saturday: Oklahoma City 103, Dallas 97 L.A. Lakers 3, Denver 2 L.A. Lakers 103, Denver 88 L.A. Lakers 104, Denver 100 Denver 99, L.A. Lakers 84 Sunday: L.A. Lakers 92, Denver 88 Tuesday: Denver 102, L.A. Lakers 99 x-Thursday, May 10: L.A. Lakers at Denver, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: Denver at L.A. Lakers, TBD L.A. Clippers 3, Memphis 2 L.A. Clippers 99, Memphis 98 Memphis 105, L.A. Clippers 98 L.A. Clippers 87, Memphis 86 Monday: L.A. Clippers 101, Memphis97, OT Wednesday: Memphis 92, L.A. Clippers80 x-Friday, May 11: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBD x-Sunday, May 13: L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBD CONFERENCE SEMIFINALSEASTERN CONFERENCEN.Y. Rangers 3, Washington 3 NY Rangers 3, Washington 1 Washington 3, NY Rangers 2 NY Rangers 2, Washington 1, 3OT Washington 3, NY Rangers 2 Monday: NY Rangers 3, Washington 2, OT Wednesday: Washington 2, NY Rangers1 Saturday, May 12: Washington at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 1 Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 3, OT New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 1 New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 3, OT Sunday: New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 2 Tuesday: New Jersey 3, Philadelphia 1WESTERN CONFERENCEPhoenix 4, Nashville 1 Phoenix 4, Nashville 3, OT Phoenix 5, Nashville 3 Nashville 2, Phoenix 0 Phoenix 1, Nashville 0 Monday: Phoenix 2, Nashville 1 Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 0 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 1 Los Angeles 5, St. Louis 2 Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 2 Sunday: Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 1AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Tampa Bay2011.645 Baltimore1911.63312Toronto1714.5483 New York1614.533312Boston1218.400712Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland1713.567 Detroit1515.5002 Chicago1517.4693 Kansas City1119.3676 Minnesota822.2679 West Division WLPctGB Texas2010.667 Oakland1615.516412Seattle1518.455612Los Angeles1418.4387 ___ Tuesdays Games Chi. White Sox 5, Cleveland 3, 10 ings N.Y. Yankees 5, Tampa Bay 3 Texas 10, Baltimore 3 Kansas City 6, Boston 4 Minnesota 5, L.A. Angels 0 Oakland 7, Toronto 3 Detroit 6, Seattle 4 Wednesdays Games Toronto 5, Oakland 2 Chicago White Sox 8, Cleveland 1 Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Yankees 1 Texas at Baltimore, ppd., rain Kansas City 4, Boston 3 L.A. Angels 6, Minnesota 2 Seattle 2, Detroit 1 Thursdays Games Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, late Texas at Baltimore, late Cleveland at Boston, late Toronto at Minnesota, late Detroit at Oakland, late Fridays Games Seattle at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Boston, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.LEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Hamilton, TEX1062543.406 Jeter, NYY1292350.388 Ortiz, BOS1172142.359 Sweeney, BOS93933.355 Konerko, CHW1131639.345 HOME RUNS Hamilton, TEX14 Dunn, CHW10 Granderson, NYY10 Encarnacion, TOR10 Jones, BAL8 9 tied with 7 RUNS BATTED IN Hamilton, TEX36 Encarnacion, TOR26 Dunn, CHW25 Swisher, NYY24 Ortiz, BOS23 Butler, K-C23 WON-LOST Weaver, LAA5-0 Price, T-B5-1 Shields, T-B5-1 13 tied4 STRIKEOUTS Hernandez, SEA51 Verlander, DET48 Weaver, LAA47 Peavy, CHW44 Darvish, TEX44NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB ashington1812.600 Atlanta1913.594 New York1813.58112Miami1615.516212Philadelphia1418.4385 Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis2011.645 Cincinnati1614.533312Pittsburgh1416.467512Houston1417.4526 Chicago1318.4197 Milwaukee1318.4197 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles2011.645 San Francisco1516.4845 Arizona1418.438612Colorado1317.433612San Diego1121.344912___ Tuesdays Games N.Y. Mets 7, Philadelphia 4 Pittsburgh 5, Washington 4 Atlanta 3, Chicago Cubs 1 Houston 3, Miami 2 Milwaukee 8, Cincinnati 3 St. Louis 6, Arizona 1 San Diego 3, Colorado 1 San Francisco 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 Wednesdays Games Cincinnati 2, Milwaukee 1 Chicago Cubs 1, Atlanta 0 Colorado 6, San Diego 2 N.Y. Mets 10, Philadelphia 6 Pittsburgh 4, Washington 2 Miami 5, Houston 3, 12 innings St. Louis 7, Arizona 2 L.A. Dodgers 6, San Francisco 2 Thursdays Games Washington at Pittsburgh, late Fridays Games Houston at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. San Diego at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Atlanta at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.LEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Kemp, LAD1092942.385 LaHair, CHC861433.384 Jay, STL871633.379 Wright, NYM1012038.376 Furcal, STL1222344.361 HOME RUNS Kemp, LAD12 Beltran, STL10 Bruce, CIN10 Braun, MIL10 LaHair, CHC84 tied with 7 RUNS BATTED IN Ethier, LAD30 Kemp, LAD27 Beltran, STL27 Gonzalez, COL26 Freese, STL26 Freeman, ATL26 WON-LOST Lynn, STL6-0 Lohse, STL5-1 Bumgarner, S-F5-1 Cueto, CIN4-0 Capuano, LAD4-0 Cishek, MIA4-0 Nolasco, MIA4-0 Lilly, LAD4-0 STRIKEOUTS A. Sanchez, MIA46 Greinke, MIL46 Hamels, PHL44 Gonzalez, WAS41 Lincecum, S-F41 Kershaw, LAD41BASEBALLAmerican League TAMPA BAY RAYSPlaced INF Jeff Keppinger on the restricted list. Recalled OF Brandon Guyer from Durham (IL National League LOS ANGELES DODGERSPlaced OF1B Juan Rivera on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF-1B Scott Van Slyke from Albuquerque (PCLFOOTBALLNational Football League CHICAGO BEARSAgreed to terms with CB Isaiah Frey on a four-year contract. 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C M Y K Special to the News-SunThe Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter has a slew of activities on tap for the month of May to enjoy the wonders of nature throughout the area. Date: Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13 Activity: Hiking Trail Maintenance (come for the day or camp (primitive overnight) Location: Green Swamp, Lakeland, FLMeet at Rock Ridge Rd. gate. Directions: From US-98 in north Lakeland turn east on Rock Ridge Rd., at fork bear left and continue 4.2 miles to gate on your left. From SR-33 in Polk City travel north, turn left (west on Dean Still Rd., turn left on Rock Ridge Rd., after 2 or 3 miles gate will be on your right. Bring water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection, and camping gear if camping. Contact: RSVPBob Yost at 644-5448 or bobalinks3@yahoo.com for meet-up time and other information. Date: Saturday, May 19 Activity: Trail Maintenance Location: National Scenic Trail at Boney Marsh, Bluff Hammock Rd., Lorida, FL (just south of Sebring Bring water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection. Contact: RSVPDavid Waldrop at 605-3587 for meet-up time and other details. Date: Sunday, May 20 Activity: Nature Walk Location: Circle B Bar Preserve, SR 540 (Winter Lake Road), Lakeland Description: Approx. 3 mile walk to view birds and other wildlife at this scenic wildlife preserve which is home to an oak hammock, freshwater marsh, hardwood swamp and lake shore, a tremendous bird population, including a variety of wading birds, waterfowl, ospreys and bald eagles. Alligators inhabit Lake Hancock and may be observed from a distance. Pets are not allowed. Bring: Walking or hiking shoes, water, snacks, sun and insect protection. Contact: Liane Plumhoff 646-2398 or lplum@verizon.net. for meet-up time and other details. Date: Friday Sunday, May 25-27 Activity: Memorial Weekend Camping Trip, Kayaking, Bike Ride, and Potluck Dinner Location: Hillsborough River State Park Directions: 9 miles north of Tampa and 6 miles south of Zephyrhills on US Highway 301. From 1-75, take the Fowler Ave. exit #265 east to Hwy. 301, travel north for 9 miles, and the park will be on your left-hand side. Description: Come to camp; or come for kayaking on Sunday or bicycling on Saturday, as day trips. Contacts: RSVPCamping site #, Bicycling on Saturday, and Pot Luck Dinner to Maureen Jones at 293-5036 or mjones206@tampabay.rr.co m meet-up time and other information. RSVP Kayaking: Eileen Valachovic at 956-2145 for meet-up time and other information. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, May 11, 2012Page 3B HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports may ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 3 3 9 9 6 6 Lake June WestA Scramble was played Thursday, May 3. W inning first place was the team of John and Shelly Byron, Art Schmeltz, Betty Billau and Charlotte Mathew with5 1. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Doyan and Donna Eades, John and Sue Ruffo and Larry Heath; D ick and Norma Denhart, Frank and Joanne McGill and Don Boulton with 52 each. Closest to the pin: (Ladies Sue Ruffo, 2-feet-7-inches; and No. 8, Betty Billau, 10-feet-2-inches. (Men No. 4, Ken Rowen, 16-feet-1-inch. The Mens Association played a league event on Wednesday, May 2. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Doyan Eades, Ken Grubbs, Jack Maginnis, Larry Heath and Roger Childers; John Byron, Art S chmeltz, Don Boulton, Fred Neer and Bill Brouhle with 41 each. Third place, Dick Denhart, Bill Fowler, Dick Reaney and John Ruffo with 42. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Fred Neer, 1 2-feet-9-inches; and No. 8, Bill Brouhle, 4-feet.River GreensT he Morrison Group played a game Monday, May 7. Winning first place was the team of Lefty St. Pierre, Bill Mountford and Ken Brunswick. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Saturday, May 5. Winning first place was the team of B.C. Roberts, Tim Thomas and Keith Kincer with minus-22; and second place, John Smutnick, Johnny Wehunt, Bill Mountford and Fred Evans with minus-19. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Al Farrell, 2-feet-9.5-inches; No. 5, John Smutnick, 9-feet-1-inch; No. 12, Don McDonald, 9-feet-8-inches; and No. 17, Cliff Aubin, 5-feet-9-inches. An Evening Scramble was played on Friday, May 4. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Don and Jody Ethun, Jeff B itcon, Tim Thomas, Joe Graf and Joe Craigo; Laura and JohnS mutnick, Tom Stewart, Don and Patsy Miller with minus-13 each. The Ladies Association played a Pro-Am tournament on Thursday, May 3. Winning first place was the team of Donna Johnson, Jody Ethun and Lucy Roberts with plus-4.5; and second place, Pat Graf, Kay Conkle, Bev Rudd and Elaine Keppler with plus-1.5. Individual winners were: Tying for f irst/second places were Linda Therrien a nd Jody Ethun with plus-3.5 each. Third place, Elaine Keppler with plus-3. The Morrison Group played a game on Thursday, May 3. The winners were: First place, Paul J ohnson and John Smutnick with 137; second place, Keith Kincer and Tim Thomas with 142; and third place, Russ Rudd and Don McDonald with 146. T he Mens Association played a ProAm tournament on Wednesday, May 2. Winning first place was the team of Russ Rudd, Ken Koon, Peter March and Warren Herendeen with plus-18; second place, Keith Kincer, Cliff Aubin, Joe Graf and Jim Cercy with plus-6.5. Individual winners: Flight A (26over): Russ Rudd with plus-10. FlightB (22-25 Flight C (20-21 4.5. Flight D (19-under Wehunt with plus-4.5. The Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, May 1. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Don McDonald, John S mutnick, Bill Mountford and Kenny Brunswick (draw G raf, Cliff Steele and Cliff Aubin with minus-29 each. The Golfettes played a Gross/Net Flighted game Tuesday, May 1. The winners were: First flight Gross Linda Therrien with 82. Net Betty Leblanc with 65. Second flight Gross Pat Kincer with 93. Net Fran Neil with 68. Third flight Gross Jody Ethun with 96. Net Karen Speaker with 66. T he Morrison Group played a game Saturday, April 28. Winning first place was the team of Cliff Aubin, Jim Anderson and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-15; and second p lace, Ken Koon, Don McDonald and T im Thomas. An Evening Scramble was played on Friday, April 27. Winning first place was the team of Don Ethun, B. and B. Plunkett, Charlie Seralde, D. and C. McClay with minus-14; and second place, John and Laura Smutnick, Kay Conkle, Tom Stewart, J. Sizemore and Jerry Lewis with minus-12. The Morrison Group played a game on Thursday, April 26. Winning first place was the team of Ken Brunswick, Jim Anderson, Larry Roy and Tom Morway with minus-30; second p lace, Fred Evans, Johnny Wehunt and Cliff Aubin with minus24; and third place, Jim Cercy, Gil Heier, Bill Mountford and Ken Koon with minus-22.SpringLakeAn Individual Net Score Flighted Tournament was played on the Cougar Trail course by the SpringLake Womens Golf Association on Wednesday, May 9. F light 1 was won by Dotti Blackwell with net 66 and Debbie Delaney was second with 68. M ary Cebula took first place in Flight 2 at net 64 with Carole Frederick coming in with 66 to claim second place. Jean Donahue had the best net score of the day with 63 to take lst place in the 3rd Flight and Ann McWilliams was second in the flight with 64. On Tuesday, May 8, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held a Four Man Team 3 Best Ball tournament on the Cougar Trail golf course. All team handicaps were balanced and only the three best balls on each hole counted for score. Taking first place at 186 strokes was the team of Bob Hinde, Bo Bohanon, Wayne Nelson and Ed Clay. Second place went to Jan Hard, Richie Eastep, Charlie Keniston and Jay Payne, who finished with 190 strokes. Coming in third place, at 191 strokes, was the team of Ken Kirby, Will David, Gene Hearn and Jim Foote. On Thursday, May 3, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association completed their monthly two-day Pick Your Partner tournament. On Tuesday, the partners played Alternate Shot on the Front Nine and Scrambled on the Back Nine of the Cougar Trail course. On Thursday, the partners added both net scores to Tuesdays scores, playing the Panther Creek course. In the A Flight, Ken Kirby and Bob Hinde won first place with a score of 196. There was a tie for second place at 202 between the teams of Jan Hard and Jack Hoerner and that of Will David and Gene Hearn. Taking third place at 210 strokes was Bill Lawens and Larry Miesner. In the B Flight, first place went to Ed C lay and John Schroeder with a winning 209 strokes. Second place went to Chips Ryan and Ray McKenzie who shot a comb ined 215 strokes. Third place, at 217 strokes, was taken by John Delaney and John Bozynski. W hile it was a beautiful day to play golf, the scoring was so atrocious that none of the teams interviewed believed they had won. On Wednesday, May 2, the SpringLake Womens Golf Association played a 4 Person Team 2 Best Balls T ournament on the Panther Creek course. The team of Judy Dunn, Debbie Delaney, Wanda Baker and a blind won first place with a score of 106. Coming in second with 114 was the t eam of Terrie Austin, Carole Frederick, Julia Starr and Rita Jaskowski. Courtesy photo The EDGE Comets finish up their routine with a flourish and were national runners-up this past weekend. Cheering Comets shine hole, but not the 17th, he said. I think its a perfect eighth hole or something like that. Along with his long birdie putt in 2001, Woods holed perhaps a more important putt on the 17th. It was the 1994 U.S. A mateur, and his tee shot narrowly stayed on the back of the green. He holed the birdie putt from about 18 feet to go 1 up and closed out Trip Kuehne on the 18th. That might not even have been his most nervous moment. e played one year when it was just absolutely freezing here, and standing on that tee to a back left pin, you think its no big deal, its a back left pin, he said. But the wind is coming in off the left, and if it comes through that chute you have the grandstand, you have the trees and it comes through that little chute and you can see the flag just bending. I dont feel comfortable from 155, 160 yards hitting a little chip 5-iron, so thats a hard shot, especially when theres no bailout. But I hit a little chip 5 i ron on the green and was happy to make my par T oms returned to the 17th during practice rounds this week. If there were bad memories, they didnt linger. Toms has been there too many times before. He knows what can happen, even when a ball appears to be safe on the green. It just happened to him, allowing K.J. Choi to win in a playoff. o be quite honest, what I did last year has nothing to do with what takes place tomorrow morning, he said Wednesday. I have to go out and prove it to myself and play those holes; that I can d o it again and try to get right back in the mix. Alot of things have to go right, on any given week, for you to have a chance to win. That will be no different this week. Toms did not protest that it was used in a playoff. He did not care that the island green came so late in the round. s the 17th hole. Its an island green. Alot can happen, Toms said. I think its great for this tournament, for the fan base. Maybe not great for the players having to play it late in a round or trying to win a golf tournament, because theres really no bailout room. I think it creates a lot of buzz for this event. I just approach it that way. Youve got to play the hole four times, and hopefully, you hit good shots. In his case, he had to play it five times, which turned out to be one time too many. Continued from 1B 17th hole is made for memories Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter May Activities


C M Y K competitive players Ive ever played against in a p layoff series. Amare Stoudemire scored 1 4 points, Landry Fields and J .R. Smith both added 12, Mike Bibby had 10 and Tyson Chandler grabbed 11 rebounds for New York, which is 1-8 in playoff g ames since Anthony and S toudemire became teammates. Miami is a very good team, Stoudemire said. ou have to give credit to them. S toudemire fouled out with 4:48 left, and the Knicks put together one more run with hopes of extending the season. New York cut the margin to 11 points four times in a 2-minute span, but Miami answered every time, the last of those a 3-pointer by Shane Battier with 54 seconds left. That sent the white seat covers flying in all corners of the arena, the fans knowing it was finally over. Theres a lot of pride that takes place in this kind of series, Wade said. James had 13 points on o nly six field-goal attempts by halftime, Wade shook offa scoreless first quarter with 12 in the second, and Miami went into the break leading 55-44. The margin was less than 10 points for only 90 seconds of the third quarter. Stoudemire went to the bench with his fifth foul with 6:41 left in the third, and Miami went on an 11-2 spurt not long after to all but seal the outcome. It was 67-58 when Fields made two free throws with 4:49 left in the quarter and then the Heats Big Three needed just 3 minutes to blow the game open. Bosh and Wade combined for six points in that flurry, James the other five, including a 21-footer with 1:29 left to put Miami up 78-60. e stress moving the b all, Bosh said. We had some fantastic possessions. F or the Knicks, it was not a fantastic finish. New Yorks season started with great expectations. N ot long after the lockout ended the Knicks acquired C handler from Dallas, a move made possible by u sing the amnesty clause on Chauncey Billups. Those moves were expected. Just about everything else that happened was not. From the firing of coach Mike DAntoni to the emergence of Jeremy Lin before he was sidelined by a knee injury, the Knicks had a roller-coaster ride that continued with a debilitating series of injuries against Miami. Rookie guard Iman Shumpert was lost in the third quarter of Game 1 to a torn knee ligament, Stoudemire sliced his left hand after taking out his frustrations on a metal-andglass fire extinguisher case after a Game 2 loss, and Baron Davis shredded his knee so badly in Game 4 that he is expected to be out a year at least. I thought we played well in spurts, Knicks interim coach Mike Woodson said. Our guys got a short taste of what playoff basketballs about. Its something this summer weve got to sit and think about and hopefully get ready for next season. He didnt put any extra emphasis on the word hopefully, but he couldh ave. One of New Yorks first orders of business this offseason will likely be deciding if Woodson will be back on the sideline, as many expect. oodys done a heck of a job with that team, S poelstra said. Notes: Miami went 7-1 against the Knicks this season, including playoffs. The H eat won three of four games against Indiana this s eason. ... James had seven points, five assists and zero f ield goals in the first quarter. Only two other players (Billups in 2007 and Jerryd Bayless in 2011, both in fourth quarters) had done that in any quarter since James entered the league, according to STATS LLC. ... Rapper Rick Ross was among those courtside. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, May 11, 2012w ww.newssun.com lp chamber 5k; 7.444"; 10"; Black; lp chamber 5k sponsorship; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 5 5 1 1 6 6 first time in his young career. The 19-year old lost his first two fights, but is on a streak of four wins in a row, helping propel him to the main draw on the card. Im way more nervous about this one, Weed said. When Im at other places, theyve never seen me before and may never see me again,s o theres no pressure. Here I know I have to do well or Ill have to deal with all the talk afterward. Then again, hes felt such nervousness before. s so different when you get in there and the door closes, father and trainer Steve said. His first fight, I had to guide him to the ring. That never fully goes away, but its a matter of using it to your advantage. ou cant be too relaxed in there, he continued. I did that once, went into a fight and just said, OK, Im going to stay calm and take it easy. That was the wrong way to be. The other guy took control early and I couldnt get it back. But amid the nerves, there is an eagerness among the trio to get it going. wo months of training, all the work you put in, M iller said. You get real anxious to get to the actual fight. For Weed, there is an added incentive. If I have a real good showing, it might be time to turn pro, he said. I havent l ost in almost a year, and I think I might even be better as a pro. To which his father agreed, on that point at least. s real strong in a few tap-out moves that they dontl et you do in amatuers, Steve said. But there are a couple things Id like to see him do before he turns pro. And if Noah shows those Saturday night? Then I want to see him do it again. The big night will see the doors to the Convention C enter opening at 5 p.m., with preliminary fights starting at 6 p.m. and the Defiant7 MMAfights kicking off at 8 p.m. Continued from 1B News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE Above: Two-time state wrestling medalist Chris Miller has taken his grappling prowess into the cage and will have his fourth MMA fight Saturday night. Below: Brian Jean works on some punching combinations with trainer Steve Weed at the Universal Center of Natural Martial Arts in preparation for Saturday nights MMA event in Sebring. Fights here on Saturday night Continued from 1B Heat take first step By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated PressORLANDO What will certainly be a busy summer for the Orlando Magic began just a day after their second straight first-round playoff exit. Magic CEO Alex Martins said Wednesday while theres no timetable for possible changes, everyone and every scenario will be evaluated going forward and unfortunately, just getting to the playoffs isnt good enough. Martins hasnt spoken yet with Dwight Howard specifically on what he wants to sign long-term, but said management wont duplicate the same uncertainty that that took place with him this season. Otis Smith says hell talk with his family, but is 50 in his mind right now on if he even would like to return as president of basketball operations. Coach Stan Van Gundy says he wants to return, but isnt stressing one way or another. I talked to Otis a little bit today, but nothing about that, Van Gundy said of his future. Theyre gonna decide one way or another and you go with that. That part of it doesnt weigh on me at all. Theres only two things that can happen, its not like menu of options. You either fire me or you dont fire me. Magic begin offseason likely with change


C M Y K Good Shepherd Hospice offers griefs upport groupsSEBRING Good S hepherd Hospice,the areas longest-serving hospice o rganization,will hold adult grief support groups in Highlands County in May. The support groups run 90 minutes and are free to thep ublic but registration is required. Participants need not have used Good Shepherd Hospice services in the past. C ontact Angels Sanders or Nat Conner at 863-4021066 for more information or to register for one of the groups. Monday,May 21,910:30 a.m.,Balmoral Assisted Living Facility,93 Balmoral Drive in Lake Placid. Thursday,May 24,1011:30 a.m.,Somers Hospice House,1110 Hammock Road Sebring; 2-3:30 p.m.; The Oaks at Avon; 101 US 27 N. in Avon Park. Good Shepherd Hospice, part of the Chapters Health System,is a communitybased,not-for-profit organization that supports approximately 600 patients each day in Polk,Highlands and Hardee counties as they face the challenges of advancing age and illness. Healthcare professionals and trained volunteers embrace the Good Shepherd Hospice mission to make the most of life by relieving the suffering of patients and their families affected by end-of-life issues. T he organization has been a part of the community s ince 1979 and is a 2008 recipient of a Circle of Life Citation of Honor Award. Good Shepherd Hospice programs are accredited by theJ oint Commission,the nations premier healthcare accrediting body.The United Way of Central Florida partially funds the communityp rograms offered by Good Shepherd Hospice. For more information, please visit the website at www.chaptershealth.org/hospice/.Outreach scheduleAce Homecare offers the following community outreach events: Today,7 a.m.,Health Fair, ARC Residence,Pleasant Street,Avon Park; 9 a.m., Health Fair,Avon Park Meal Site,Main Street,Avon Park May 14,8:30 a.m.,Health Fair,Hammock Estates, Hammock Road,Sebring. Monday,10 a.m., Coping with transitions, Resthaven Assisted Living facility,off S.R. 64,R esthaven Road,Zolfo Springs; 1 p.m.,Caregivers S upport Group,Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community,Sun n Lake Boulevard,Sebring. Tuesday,8 a.m.,Health F air,Sebring Bluffs,U.S. 27, Sebring; 10 a.m.,Health Fair,Fair Havens, Apartments,Spinks Road, Sebring; 1 p.m.,Health Fair,G roves,behind Sebring Diner,U.S. 27 Sebring. Wednesday,9 a.m., Health Fair,Avon Park Meal Site,Main Street,Avon Park; 10:30 a.m.,Coping with transitions,Crown Pointe, Assisted Living facility,Sun n Lake Boulevard,Sebring. Thursday,9 a.m., Health Fair,Maranatha Village,Arbuckle Ck. Road, Sebring; 10:30 a.m., Caregivers support group, Balmoral Assisted Living Facility 93 Balmoral Road, C.R. 621,Lake Placid. Hardly a day goes by that a patient doesnt walk into our office complaining of a cobwebin their vision. Some patients will describe the image as a tadpoleor ugmoving in their line of sight. These images seem toc hange position with eye or head movement. The laymans term for this condition is floaters,specifically,vitreous floaters. Upon dilated examination, t he eye doctor will observe one or more light gray to d ark black opacities floating within the vitreous gel. This gel makes up about 80 per-c ent of the globe. It is the largest structure within the e ye. With age,the vitreous thins and may separate from the back of the eye. This is called a posterior vitreous detachment,or PVD. This isq uite common and usually harmless. F loaters are caused by tiny bits of vitreous gel or cells that cast shadows on the reti-n a. The opacities may take on many different shapes,as m entioned above and will float within the vitreous as the eye moves. The doctorw ill also look for pigment floating within the vitreous, retinal tears or detachments, v itreous hemorrhaging,or retinal hemorrhaging. The p resence of pigment floating within the vitreous or a vitreous hemorrhage carries a high probability that the patient also has a retinal t ear. Light flashes are some-t imes a complaint resulting from floaters.T hey are usually considered to bea result of traction b etween the vitreous gel and the inner lining of the eye, k nown as the retina. The vitreous gel tugs on the retina with eye movement which isw hy patients complain more of flashes of light when they m ove their eyes. The incidence of flashing lights increases with age as the vitreous gel continues to liquefy,becoming morem obile. Flashes of light may signify a higher risk of retin al tears. This is not to be confused with the zig-zag pattern of flashing lightsa ssociated with migraine headaches. These type of f lashing lights usually last about 20 minutes and are sometimes multicolored. Ah eadache may or may not follow. No vitreous or retinal problems are associated with t hese types of flashing lights. As aggravating as they m ay initially seem,no treatment is recommended for floaters. Most vitreous floaters will seem to become smaller or collapse on them-s elves over time. Gravity also acts to pull larger floaters down out of the line of sight of the patient,butt his may take time. The brain will learn to suppress the image over time,to the point that the patient is not aware of the floater at all. If a reti-n al tear is found,the patient is referred to a retinal specialist for treatment. The retinal doctor may recommend laser or cryotherapy within 24 to 72 hours toa void the development of a retinal detachment. T he majority of patients who have a retinal detachment are aware of a persis-t ant curtain or shadow somewhere in their visual field. If t his occurs,they are to return to their eye doctor immediately for further evaluation. Valerie Moulds is a board cert ified optometric physician p racticing in Sebring and is A rizona and Florida certified i n diagnostics and therapeutics. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or c ure your condition. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, May 11, 2012Page 5B GROVES AT VICTORIA PARK; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 4 4 8 8 1 1 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1 .736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 4 4 8 8 3 3 FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 5/4,11,18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 4 4 8 8 5 5 POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 4 4 8 8 6 6 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; may ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 6 6 4 4 5 5 HEALTHYLIVING S tatePoint MediaIf youre one of the estimated 25 million Americans who suffer from asthma,youk now what its like to experience symptoms such as coughing,wheezing and shortness of breath. To raise awareness and understand-i ng of this serious and growing health problem,Novartis PharmaceuticalsC orporation and Genentech have joined with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation ofA merica (AAFA) to launch The Asthma Express,an e ducational awareness program to help bring allergic asthma to the forefront. T he program highlights the increasing number of p eople suffering from the disease and how it affects them. The program encourages people to get screened to help determine if theira sthma is uncontrolled and to talk with an asthma spec ialist,like an allergist or pulmonologist,about their results and if they should bes creened for allergic asthma. The Asthma Express is stopp ing in selected cities across the U.S.,educating people at community health fairs a bout asthma,allergic asthma and some available testing options. In each city,the educational experience features: Interactive iPad stations where people can learn more about allergic asthma. Free testing options to see if your asthma is uncontrolled and if allergens mayp lay a role in your asthma. A take home educational kit to help people talk with their healthcare provider about the disease. M any things can trigger or worsen asthma symptoms,leading to uncon-t rolled asthma that may vary and recur over time. Of the different types of asthma,a llergic asthma is the most common form affecting a pproximately 60 percent of all asthma sufferers in the U.S. Allergic asthma isc aused by sensitivity to year-round allergens in the a ir that trigger an allergic reaction that can lead to asthma attacks and symptoms. It is also associated with I gE,a type of antibody responsible for most allergic r eactions. Typically your healthcare provider will use a skin or blood test to see if y our asthma is caused by allergens in the air. It is important to understand what could trigger your allergic asthma to help b etter control your disease,says Dr. Travis Stork, ER doctor and host of the Emmy award-winning talk show The Doctors.yp eople living with asthma and allergic asthma have t riggers. Identifying your triggers can help you work with your doctor to deter-m ine the most appropriate course of action. The one t hing I always tell patients: Empower yourself.When it comes to asthma,find out if your asthma is allergic asthma. O nly your healthcare provider can tell you if you h ave allergic asthma. Be sure to talk to your doctor. To find out more about a llergic asthma and when The Asthma Express may be c oming to a city near you, visit www.AsthmaExpress. com. D r. Stork is being compensated for his participation in this educational campaign which is sponsored by Genentech and NovartisP harmaceuticals Corporation. Program offers information for asthma sufferers StatePoint Media It is important to unders tand what could trigger your allergic asthma, says Dr. Travis Stork. Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Vitreous floaters are a common complaint F ocal Point Dr. Valerie Moulds Snapshots


C M Y K D ear Pharmacist: Recently,you wrote about the medicinal action of herbal teas,and got my attention. I have serious health concerns like dia-b etes,hypertension,pancreatitis and insomnia. J.Y.,Gainesville Answer: As far as tea goes,chamomile is perfect.I ve emailed you a free copy of my ebook Understanding P ancreatitis & Pancreatic Cancer.Researchers report that drinking chamomile tea daily helps prevent complications of diabetes,such asl oss of vision,nerve damage, and kidney damage. This s peaks to the ability of chamomile to sqaush free radical damage in the body,w hich is excellent. This is exactly what you w ant to do if you have pancreatitis too! After reading a study about chamomilesb enefits to those with diabetes,I theorized that it must have other benefits for the pancreas. Lo and behold,If ound numerous studies discussing apigeninand its a bility to inhibits growth of pancreatic cancer cells through various mechanisms.A pigenin is a citrus bioflavonoid compound f ound in chamomile (and other fruits/vegetables including grapefruit) thatg ives it a yellow color,and as well as that familiar sedative effect. And apigenin appears to inhibit pancreaticc ancer! Apigenin,found in c hamomile suppresses pancreatic cancer growth through suppression of cyclin B-associated cdc2 activityand G2/M arrest, a ccording to the study published in Molecular Cancer December 2006. Ther esearchers conclude that apigenin may be a valuable drug for the treatment or prevention of pancreatic can-c er. A few years later,in P ancreas (May 2009scientists published findings about apigenin again,thist ime to conclude that it improved the action of gemc itabine,a drug used to treat pancreatic cancer. Their results found that (apigenini n combination with gemcitabine) inhibited pancreatic cancer cell growth more than either agent alone! It was dose-dependent too,the more apigenin,the better the effect. Apigenin was shown in a 2008 study in the journal, Pancreas,to decreases glucose uptake in pancreatic cells (you might say it starved them to death). Its what we call a flavonoid, and it happens to be a strong anti-inflammatory. Other studies have found this compound to possess ability in i nhibiting several cancer l ines,including breast, c olon,thyroid,skin and l eukemia. T o spare confusion,apigenin is a compound found in chamomile,its not a drug. You can get apigenin by purchasing it as a standalone supplement called apigeninonline or at a health food store. Another way is to drink chamomile, or take dietary supplements of chamomile. There are very few warnings associated with the lovely centuries-old flower, but being a natural sedative chamomile could enhance t he effect of prescribed tranquilizers,anti-anxiety medications and prescribed sleepers (alprazolam, diazepam,zolpidem) or dietary supplements/herbs s uch as kava kava,passionflower,GABA. High dose supplementation could p otentiate and enhance the effect of anti-seizure medications (necessitating the need to lower drug dosage) T eas are weaker than supplements,make your own by steeping one tablespoon of chamomile herb in hot wate r f or 15 minutes. S uzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 2 4-Hour Pharmacist and Real S olutions. For more information, visit www. D earPharmacist. com. This i nformation is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your cond ition. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, May 11, 2012www.newssun.com INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 4 4 7 7 9 9 A PPLE A DAY HEALTH FOOD; 3.639"; 2"; Black; h ealthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 4 4 8 8 2 2 HEALTHYLIVING Chamomile has a life-saving secret, so have some tea Dear Pharmacist S uzy Cohen Metro Services Chamomile has benefits for those with diabetes and pancreatitis. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, May 11, 2012Page 7B Ad scheduled for this spot was killed. Just put a half-page house ad here and run it as a BW page. HEALTHYLIVING There is a disturbi ng new trend among teens and kids anda ll parents need to be aware. Kids are using hand sani-t izer to get drunk. S truggling to wrap your head around this poison of choice? Most of us aret hinking no way! However, kids and teens h ave found ways to get drunk of mouthwash, cough syrup and now even hand sanitizer. This is supposed to clean u p our lives, but its becoming a dirty and dangerous litt le household secret and its sending our children to the hospital. T ampas Poison Control Centers Dr. Cynthia Lewis s aid, Were seeing younger and younger and younger people involved in it.H ealth officials believe that cases in Florida are underreported so theres no way to t ell for sure how many kids have become sick from d rinking the substances. Dr. Lewis further states, Cases were reported this year of this kind of abuse included a 6and 7-year-old.T he story was that they intentionally added it to a drink at their school. After hearing of this new craze, I began researching online, which led me to YouTube, where you can w atch many videos that show the process of distilli ng the sanitizer, show kids guzzling the liquid and hear horror stories of this newt rend. I was baffled and at a loss for words. The kids separate alcohol t o create a potent punch thats like slamming a shot o f the hardest liquor. The liquid produced has a very high alcohol content and people dont realize how concentrated it is. They arec onsuming this in quantities that most wouldnt consider a whole lot, but only a few shots could result in death. Think of it this way, typically vodka is 80 proof, but this hand sanitizer can be as h igh as 120 proof, which is 62 percent ethyl alcohol. A lthough no cases of death have been recorded, nearly 12 teens in Californiah ave been hospitalized with symptoms of slurred speech, lack of balance, diarrhea, b lindness, even memory problems, changes in mental s tate, some of which have irreversible effects on the body. So theyve outlawed certain over-the-counter coughs yrups to be sold to minors. What can be done about hand sanitizer? This seems to be the biggest question, because kids have access to hand sanitizer everywhere in stores, at school and at h ome. As of right now, schools i n Florida have not banned hand sanitizers, but if this trend increases, chances ares chools may be forced to address this issue and take a second look. H ow to avoid this? Use the foam sanitizers which a re harder to distill, use hand wipes or, if you really want to play it safe, purchase alcohol-free hand sanitizer. Amanda John is Drug Free H ighlands Project Coordinator. She can be contact at 863-4415101. Guest colums are the opinion of the writer, not necessarilyt hose of the News-Sun. Since when did hand sanitizer become a threat? Associated PressWASHINGTON S chools should be a cornerstone of the nations obesity battle, but to trim Americanswaistlines, changes are needed every-w here people live, work, play and learn, a major new report says. Two-thirds of U.S. adults and almost a third of children are either overweighto r obese, and progress to stop this epidemic has been t oo slow, the influential Institute of Medicine said in its report released Tuesday. M ost of us know we should eat less and move m ore. But the institute makes clear this isnt just an individual but a societal problem: For a host of reasons, sedentary lives haveb ecome the norm and were surrounded by cheap, highc alorie foods. The new report offers a roadmap of the most prom-i sing strategies to change that and argues that the s olutions cant be implemented piecemeal. Each of us has this role. W e cant sit back and let the schools do it, or let a mayor do it or think somehow the f ederal governments going to solve it, said report coa uthor William Purcell III, former mayor of Nashville, Tenn. These recommendations require concerted effort among all. S till, the report says schools should be a national focus since theyre where children spend up to half of their waking hours and consume between a third and half of their daily calories. Schoolchildren should g et at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day a combination of physical education, recess and other activities, the report says.M any schools have slashed P.E. and cut into recess in recent years in an effort to increase learning time amid tighter budgets. The report also says s chools should serve healthier foods backing school n utrition standards and teach students about good nutrition. O ther recommendations include: Restaurants should ensure that at least half of kidsmeals comply with federal dietary guidelines, without charging more fort he healthier options. Healthier foods should b e routinely available everywhere, from shopping malls to sports arenas. More food companies should improve how they m arket to children. To make physical activity routine, communi-t ies should be designed with safe places to walk. Public and private i nsurers should ensure better access to obesity screeni ng, preventive services and treatments. Employers should expand workplace wellness programs. T he Institute of Medicine, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences, is an independent organization that advises the government. Guest Column Amanda John MCT S ome types of hand sanitzer can be distilled to make a powerful alcoholic drink. Report: Schools key to fighting Americas obesity


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, May 11, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the NewsSun at 385-6155,ext.502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852.invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m.and 1 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m.Thursday. For information contact (239 0390.Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine;and Awaiting His Coming.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 471-0924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.The Rev. W ilmont McCrary, pastor.Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N.Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.George Hall, Pastor.Christ centered and biblically based.Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m.Sunday and 7 p.m.Wednesday.Prayer Time 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m.are centered for all ages.Choir practice at 5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:4526556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday:Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service,7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone:453-4256.Fax:4536986.E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Regular Sunday schedule:8:30 a.m.orchestra rehersal;9 a.m.Library open;9:30 a.m.Sunday School;11 a.m. Morning Worship;11 a.m. Childrens Church;6 p.m.eveningw orship.Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m.supper;6 p.m.Bible Study and Prayer;6:30 p.m.Adult Choir Practice;6 p.m.childrens choir rehearsals;7 p.m.mission programs.Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m.and evening worship at 7 p.m.Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Call 453-6681 for details. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S.27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid).Your place for family, friends and faith.Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m.Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m.Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:information@fbclp.com.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet.First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E.Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.Telephone:385-5154.Dr. David E.Richardson, senior pastor; Rev.Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities;and Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.;Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Becky Gotsch, director.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S.Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D. Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m.Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870.Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month.The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552. Home phone:214-3025.Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road.Rev.Ken Geren, interim pastor.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C.Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, past or.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; S unday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3823695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757.Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor.Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. W ednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049;fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ;website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com;Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retired Rev.J.Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R.McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe.Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.CONFESSION: First Friday 7:15-7:45 a.m.; Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.;Or by appointment with any priest. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday Vigil:4 p.m.;Sunday:8 and 10 a.m.;Sunday Spanish Mass:noon;Last Sunday of the month:2 p.m.(Creole/French); Sunday Family Mass 5 p.m.(Holy Family Youth Center).DAILY MASS SCHEDULE:Monday through Friday:8 a.m.and noon;Saturday:9 a.m. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215.Father Michael J. Cannon.Mass schedule:Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.;Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Cornerstone Christian Church 1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825 (Saxon Hall in Reflection Community).Bill Raymond, Minister.Sunday, 10 a.m.Worship; Communion is available each week.Thursday, 7 p.m.Home Fellowship Group.Our goal is:Love Christ Love People.For more information call 453-7679 or 4538 929. Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 465-7065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor.Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher; David Etherton, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m.Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870.Phone:3850358 or 385-3435.The Rev.Ronald Norton, Pastor;Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m.Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875.Call 382-1343. Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off site Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N.Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings at4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 2 00 S.Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825.Minister:Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service.Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870;385-7443. Minister:Kevin Patterson.Times of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.;Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W. Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m.Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible ChurchChurches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Don Seymour, Senior Pastor.Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION A tonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING This Sunday is the sixth Sunday in Easter and Happy Mothers Day to all. Worship service with( open) Holy Communion will be led by Deacon David Thoresen. The sermon is based on the Gospel reading of John 15:9-17. W ELCA meeting and review of Small Catechism will be May 21 at 11 a.m., followed at noon with salad luncheon. Please bring as alad to share,then work on Pictorial History and picture albums depicting the last 55y ears.Church of Buttonwood BayS EBRING The Church of Buttonwood Bay will celebrate Mothers Day with as pecial service Sunday. Pastor Cecil Hess will speak o n the subject ATale of Three Mothers.Soloist Larry Vendrely will present The Lords Prayer.A surprise musical gift will alsob e presented to all the ladies. The service is non-denominational and open to all. For more information,call 3821737.Christ Lutheran Church, LCMSAVON PARK Pastor S cott McLean will be preaching a sermon entitled Chosen in Love,for Love. The church is at 1320 C.R. 64,east the Avon ParkH igh School. For more information,call 471-2663 or visit www.christlutheranavonpark.org/.C hristian Training Church S EBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Its A Setup:P art 2at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday n ight Bible study is studying the Gospel of John. The Church of the Way EFCASEBRING The Word of Life Ensemble will be sharing with song and message Sunday. D ifference Makers Youth meet Wednesday evenings with Zac Tsai. The Church of the Way EFCA is at 1005 North Ridgewood Drive. Pastor isR einhold Buxbaum. Church phone is 471-6140,pastors cell is 273-3674. For church information and the pastors messages,go to www.the-w aychurch.org/ .E astside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID W ednesday evenings beginning mid-week Bible study a nd discussion time is an informal setting that starts with hymn singing,followedb y open discussion. Sunday morning worship c elebration is a blend of contemporary and traditional styles of worship music. The Agape Cafe is open for coffee and fellowship betweenS unday school and the worship service. Communion is offered weekly. Eastside Christian Church is at 101 Peace Ave. in Lake Placid,two miles east ofU .S. 27 on C.R. 621. Call 465-7065.E mmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will delivert he sermon Whose Are We with Scripture from I John 5:1-6,on Sunday morning. T he church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County R oad 634 (Hammock Road Call 471-1999 or visit.sebringemmanuelucc.com /.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday morning,the church cele-b rates the Sixth Sunday of Easter. Guest Pastor Tony Douches will be delivering his sermon,Born Getters? Reborn Givers and Lovers based on John 13:34-35. F aiths Closet/Thrift Shop hours are:Tuesday through Friday,from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday,from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; phone number is3 85-2782.F irst Christian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Dont f orget to wish your mom Happy Mothers Day this S unday. Pastor Greg will be encouraging us this Sundaym orning to remember that this church belongs to God, n ever to the people. Dont forget to join us for our Wednesday evening for the Italian dinner. Sign up to bring your Italian dish,salado r dessert. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. C amphor St. (behind the W achovia Bank). Call 4535334 or e-mail us at firstchristianap@embarqm ail.com with any question s o r to request information. T he church website is www.firstcchristianap.com/ .F irst Christian C hurch (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lords Table will be Walter a nd Anna Coley. Communion will be served by Sandra Laufer,Joyce Winstel,Carol Chandler an d Catherine Baker. Teresa Williams will be responsible for the Call to W orship on this Sunday for Mothers Day.The youth u nder the leadership of Pastor Ron and the Youth leaders shall present The T ree,taken from Luke 2 3:44-46. Childrens Church will n o t meet in May. Everyone is e ncouraged to worship t ogether at the main service F or any additional inform ation,call the church Church News RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in t he following Fridas paper. Submit items to the N ews-Sunsf rom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 3852453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. C ontinued on page 10B


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, May 11, 2012Page 9B EPISCOPAL St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.The Rev.Jim Kurtz, rector.Church office 3857649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852.Phone:4650051.Rev.Elizabeth L.Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service.Come see what makes us different. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N.Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Monday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation a nd community.Like to sing? Come join the choir.Visitors always welcome.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School.Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Church phone:385-7848,F aith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m.Sunday;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes: 9:15 a.m.Sunday.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday.Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 a.m.to 2 p.m.Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., Avon Park.Pastor:Rev.John C. Grodzinski.Sunday school at 8:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service.Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m.Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 9 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.Worship schedule for January through Easter:Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday.Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday.Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent.Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services.Other activities and groups include: Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail unity@vistanet.net.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Informal service, 8 a.m.;traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone:385-3234;Fax:385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Rev.W. Darrell Arnold, pastor.Office hours: 8 :30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.;Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.;Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.;Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.;Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes.Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Traditional Worship 9 a.m., Contemporary Worship 11 a.m., Sunday School for adults to grade school will be from 10:1010:50 a.m.Wednesday evenings: Adult Bible Study (7 p.m.), Youth Group (Middle and High School (7 p.m.), RockSolid (Kindergarten through fifth grade) 7 p.m.Bible Counseling available by appointment, 699-0132.Call the church office for more information about the classes offered.Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers;while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West A von Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary,C ontemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825.(863 James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m.for women who love God and crocheting.Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.The Rev.Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION One of the great joys of getting older,and there is at least one joyi nvolved in this grueling process,is discovering that you were right all the time. I try not to boast here because,well,thats just the kind of person I am. And,Im not going tom ake a list of all of the things I was rightabout. No sense in boasting, but I just cant resist one. Some of these things centered on my relationship with my mother.O ne advantage a mother has over her children is that sense of authority and being right all the time. Looking back,I can see that she was not right all the time. As a young person,my mother t old me things I have since learned not to be true. For example: It takes more than clean underwear to survive an accident. The boogieman under my bed d oes not exist... any more. None of my friends wants to j ump off a bridge. I will grow up even if I don't clean up my plate. And,it's almost impossible to behave yourself and have a goodt ime simultaneously. My mother,like other mothers, was not a bad mother. She just had bad information,much of which sheg ot from her mother. Im not sure where grandmother got her information,but it too was wrong. And, when you have bad information, there is nothing more you can dob ut inflict it upon your children. This week another one of these not true thingswas revealed. This one was the mother of all untrue things mothers tell their children. I must confess there is a bittersweet sense of victory in this recent announcement. I cant tell you how many times my mother told me to Eat your spinach. Its good for you.When Iw ould protest she would further admonish me by saying,Finish all o f your spinach on your plate,it wont kill you. Boy was she wrong. I hate to say, I told you so.However,the temptation is beyond my ability to resist. A fter all,Im only a man. I guess I never ate enough spinach for the strength to resist everything. For years,I told my mother that spinach was not good for me. Now,I have scientific proof as well as verification from the United States government that spinach can kill you. W here was all this information and government verification when I was young and being force-fed spinach? Some things should be retroactive. If I could find a way tog ive back all the spinach I have eaten from my mothers table I certainly would do it right now. (Could someone find me a pork barrel?) Of course,there is always the idea that my mother knew this andw as simply trying to kill me. No, after further thought,Im sure that i s far from being true. But dont think I havent been pondering this,lately. She had plen-t y of evidence to incite this kind of attitude toward me,I assure you. M y mother used everything she could think of to get me to eat my spinach. She used intimidation, arguments and a gold old-fashioned thrashing. None of it seemed tom ake her spinach taste any better. One of the arguments my mother used to get me to eat spinach was good ole Popeye. Popeye eatss pinach,my mother would taunt me. Look at all of the things he does because of eating spinach. Of course,from my observation, Popeye only ate spinach when hew as in extreme trouble and his life was being threatened. I tried to have an agreement with my mother that I would eat spinach every time my life was threatened. Then she threat-e ned my life. Her arguments continued. Certainly you want to be like Popeye,dont you?my mother pleaded. To which I responded,es,and h e smokes a pipe,too. Can I smoke a pipe?I did not think it fair for m y mother to make me eat spinach and then not allow me to smoke a pipe. If you choose one the otherc omes too. At the time,my mother was not t oo amused with my argument concerning Popeyes pipe. I tried explaining that Popeyes use of spinach was only occasionally but his use of the pipe was continuous-l y. This argument had no effect upon my mother,but it did cause severe pain in my left ear as she led me by my ear back to the table tof inish my spinach. At the time,my mother had a one-track mind,which led to a plate of spinach. I,on the other hand,had a one-track mind,which led as fara way from that plate of spinach as possible. Nothing would do but clean up my plate of spinach. I listened with amusement to all t his news concerning spinach this past week. Reflecting upon this incident from my past,a verse of Scripture came to my mind. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good,and doeth it not,to him iti s sin.(James 4:17 KJV At the time of my spinach eating f renzy,my mother thought she was doing the right thing. At the time she was,much to my c onsternation. Its not so much, what we do,as it is what we know. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Silver Springs Shores. His E-mail address is jamessnyder2@att.net/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not neces sarily those of the News-Sun staff. Turns out my mother was wrong about spinach Guest Column Rev. James L. Snyder


C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunFriday, May 11, 2012www.newssun.com o ffice at 385-0352. The church is at 510 Poinsettia A ve.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkA VON PARK On Sunday morning,Pastor J ohnsons sermon is entitled A New Bodybased on I Corinthians 15:35-49. T he choirs introit will be Surely the Presence of the L ord is in This Placeand the anthem is The King is Comingwith solo by DonA ntonson. Sunday school is available for all ages. The adult S unday school class is continuing their study of David i n I Chronicles 29 in which David and the people gave offerings for building the temple. Wendy Garcia teaches the youth class and theyd iscuss how the Bible applies to issues today. On Wednesday,Pastor Johnson will continue the Bible study on the topic The Basics of the Faith. Choir rehearsals onW ednesday evenings will resume in the fall. T he church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). Any questions, please call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Be Kindis t he title of Sunday mornings sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Tuesday,May 15 Youth Group meets 3:30-6:30 p.m., (for middle school and high school students) in fellowship hall for Bible study, sport activities,homework time and dinner. Wednesday,May 16 Choir rehearsal 5:30 p.m. Friday,May 18,is Community Movie Night for youth,7:30 p.m.,in the church parking lot on Lakeview Drive. Snowcones and beverages will be served. Everyone invited. Featured movie will be The Chronicles of Narnia.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING The Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the Mothers Day message Love,Love,Lovewith Scripture taken from John 21:15-25. Jubilee Ringers will provide the special music. Youth After School is held Tuesday. Wednesday is Family Night with food,fun and B ible study. Call the church office for information at 385-5184.T he church is downtown at 126 South Pine St. The webs ite is www.sebringfirstumc.com/.Grace Pointe ChurchS EBRING Grace Pointe Church is at 200 Lark Ave. in the Sebring HillsA ssociation Clubhouse. Tuesday Home Bible S tudy will be Seeing what Abraham Saw.For directions,call (863T his is a local call. Sunday morning,the pastor continues the series Possession Finally. Visit www.gracepointemin istries then click on teaching to enjoy Sunday and Tuesday services via computer. Pastor Zimmer has started a blog. Log on tow ww.Rongracepointes.blogspot/Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted M oores sermon this Sunday will be:Mothers Who L ovwith Scripture from:I Thessalonians 2:7-8. Communion is offered during the service weekly. The service will also i nclude Mothers Day Prizes directed by Terry Allen Warchak singing God Gave You to Me. Tuesday night adult Bible s tudy is taught by Pastor Ted Moore. Wednesday night young adult and childrens programs are taught by George Kelly,Amanda and Jon Armentrout and Toby Cribbs. It features a free meal. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Mothers will be honored at the services of the day. Sunday School with classes for all ages and Nursery care begin at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Fred Ball will preach at the Heritage Worship Service (traditional Celebration Worship Service (blended Pastor Claude Burnett will preach at the New Song Contemporary Service in Rob Reynolds Hall on the subject,Where Will You See Jesus?with Scripture from the gospel of Mark 16:7. Nursing Home Service at Lake Placid Health Care Center,with Rev. Dale Schanely,assistabt visitation p astor,leading the service and speaking,is at 3:45 p.m. T here will be no Youth G roup or Chapel service due t o Mothers Day. T he Church is at 500 Kent A ve. Call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchS EBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson,TheG ood Shepherdis taken from John 10. Pastor JimS caggs will bring the messages in the morning and e vening services. The Wednesday evening service will be praise,prayer and an interactive Bible study.Sebring Church of the BrethrenS EBRING This Sunday morning,Pastor Terry Grove w ill be preaching on Davids Family.For the kidstime with T-Bear, Pastor Terry will give a little s tory. Sunday school meets in t he Fidelis Room and will be studying A Suffering People.They will be looking at the Scripture from I Peter 4. For more information,call 385-1597.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. Steve Winget,missionary to Hungary with Association of Baptist for World Evangelism,will speak to the adult classes aand in the morning worship service Sunday.The Rev. David Altman will speak on Doctrinein the evening worship service. Adult Bible study with Ron Frazee will be held Wednesday evening Saturday at 8 a.m.,the Great Pancake Cook-off will be held. Seven different kinds of pancakes will be prepared along with live music. Come and vote for the best-tasting pancake. The church is at 379 South Commerce Ave. Call 385-0752.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. Aall women of the church will be honored on Mothers Day. Rev. Clyde Weaves sermon will be:AVirtuous Mother.Fellowship follows the service. Continued from page 8B RELIGION Church News Prime Timers plan luncheonLAKE PLACID The Prime Timers of First Baptist Church of Lake Placid willh ost a covered dish luncheon at noon on Monday in their fellowship hall at 119 E. Royal Palm Street. Bring a covered dish to s hare and a friend. The Wee Center kids will be singing. Speaker will be Renee Kohl on health and nutrition for senior adults.B ereah Day May 20B EREAH The annual Bereah Day Celebration will be held at the CorinthB aptist Church in Bereah on May 20. Everyone is invited. B ring a covered dish and lunch will be at 1 p.m. For more information,call (863Local church offers underwater-themed VBSSEBRING St. John U nited Methodist Church invites all children to get ready to dive into fun at Operation Overboard:Dare to Go Deep with Godvaca-t ion Bible school. Explore and experience Gods underwater universe at VBS. Thef un begins Monday,June 18 and ends Friday,June 22, f rom 9 a.m. to 12 noon,at St. John United Methodist Church,3214 Grand Prix Drive,Sebring. The adventure includes r egular Deep Sea Voyages i nto Bible fun and creative crafts,hands-on mission work,water science and great music. To be a part of all the excitement at O peration Overboard:Dare to Go Deep With God,call David Averill,director of Christian education,at 3821 736 or visit http//:overb oard.cokesburyvbs.com/stjo hnsebring2012. There is no cost for attendance. Snapshots In 1951,on the day after Thanksgiving,it started tos now. All of the weather forecasters had been predicting snow flurries,but before it was over,we had3 feet of snow flurries on t he ground and school was canceled for the entire week,which was OK with me because I and my shovel made quite a bit ofm oney that week shoveling out cars,driveways,and sidewalks. I was awakened by noise outside very early Monday morning. When I lookedo ut of my bedroom window,I saw my father shove ling out around his car and putting on chains so he could get to work. Therew as at least 2 feet of snow on the ground already and i t was still coming down. The streets and highways had not been plowed and he drove more than 20 miles in that mess to get to the steelm ill where he was employed. It was three days b efore he was able to leave the mill and return home. His decision was simple.H e had taken that job and he was going to do it. O n my first pastorate,I lived in a small mining community and was pastor o f three churches,one in town,one about 10 miles east of town,and one about 10 miles west of town. Both of the outlyingc hurches were in the middle of nowhere,but the one east of our home was the most difficult to reach. In going to that church,I usu-a lly saved about 15 minutes by taking a shortcut over n arrow winding roads that frequently were in need ofr epair. On a particular winter morning during my first year on that charge,I woke up to find about 8 inches ofs now on the ground. Now just so you understand,it was Sunday,and snow plows,which never reached our roads until late afternoon during the week,s ometimes never reached us at all on weekends. To be safe,I decided to leave early and took the long way around. I arrived early for service but was surprised to find the church dark and empty.I had 10 times as far to drive as our members had, and over terrible roads,butI made it,while the congregation,most of which lived w ithin a mile of the church stayed home. I was informed that when its nowed,they always canceled church. The following S unday,I made a simple announcement. I told them that on Sunday mornings,I would be there unless there was ice on the roads,andf or those who chose to come,we would have c hurch. So Dont call me to see if we are having church. Weare! M y father believed that on the job,one should give m ore than expected. If you accept a job,he would say, always do it to the best of y our ability. If you cant do that,quit.And If you borrow something,always return it in as good condition or better than you goti t.If my father borrowed a car or truck,he always returned it washed and witha full tank of gas,even if it was dirty and nearly emptyw hen he got it. He never asked someone t o do for him,what he could do for himself. Dads hoveled the neighbors walks when he cleared his own. He fixed things for others at no charge. His honesty and integritys howed in everything he did. He called it decency. I call it integrity,but regardless of what you call it, how a person does his orh er job shows what kind of person he or she is. It is self-centeredness that cause s a person who instead of doing their job to the best of their ability,tries to geto ut of doing it,forcing someone else to carry them. It is self centeredness that r efuses to help a co-worker because That's not my job. It is not about me or you. I s about us; OUR country, OUR school,OUR city, O UR company,OUR resid ents,etc.. Its about succeeding or failing. Its a bout integrity. When everyone does w hat is expected of them, p ulling together and helping others,when we act likea family and perform like others matter,our jobs arem ore secure,our work place is pleasant,our homes are happier,and we can achieve whatever we put our minds to. I once asked a pastor why it was that the church does at Christmas what they should be doing all year long. When he gave me a shocked/disgusted kind of look,I said that it isntw hat we do but what we are that matters. And,if I am a believer in Christ Jesus,Iw ill not need to change my actions just because it happens to be a holiday. Jesus called us the light of the worldand the salto f the earth.Light and salt do what they do because of what they are. And by the same token, what we do or do not do is because of what we are or are not. F red Jeans is chaplain at Kenilworth Care & Rehabilitation Center. Guest columns are the opinion of the w riter, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. It is not about me or about you, its about us Guest Column F red Jeans HUTCHINSON,Kan. (APThe Reno County Commission will end its long tradition of offering mostly Christian prayer before its meeting. Four witnesses asked the commission Tuesday to continue having ministers offering Christian prayer. But the commission declined,ordering County Counselor Joe OSullivan to draft a new policy. Last month,Americans United for Separation of Church and State told officials that a review of commission meetings from December through March found more than 80 percent of the opening prayers invoked the name of Jesus. The consensus of the board is to seek professionals to offer nonsectarian prayers. If no minister or other speaker is available,a commissioner would say a prayer or ask fora moment of silence. Court: Detroit-area pastor cant testify about teens confession in sexual assault caseDETROIT (APThe Michigan appeals court says prosecutors cant use a pastors testimony in a sexual assault case. The court said Wednesday that the testimony would violate a state law that protects communications between clergy and church members. Prosecutors say Samuel Bragg,as a teenager,confessed to the pastor of Metro Baptist Church in Belleville about a 2007 assault of a 9-year-old girl. The Rev. John Vaprezsan alerted the victims family and also informed police. Braggs case in Wayne County court has been on hold because of the dispute,and prosecutors say thell now go to the state Supreme Court. Prosecutors say the pastors testimony should be allowed partly because Bragg was with his mother when he talked to Vaprezsan. But the appeals court says the mothers presence doesnt make a difference.Franklin, Skaggs in Gospel Music Hall of FameNASHVILLE,Tennessee (APThe queen of soul is taking her place in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Aretha Franklin is one of six people who will be inducted into the Hall on Aug. 14 in Tennessee. She'll be joined by bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs,family group The Hoppers,contemporary Christian singer Dallas Holm,the late TV evangelist Rex Humbard and Christian rock band Love Song. Franklin's gospel roots run deep,starting with her father,who was a prominent Baptist minister. Kansas county commission wont reinstate Christian prayer GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, May 11, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 5/11/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 7 7 1 1 4 4 By CHRISTY LEMIRE A P Movie CriticThe strong,sexy presence of Eva Mendes and the girlish perkiness of Cierra Ramirez can only go so far to make the forced motherdaughter dramedy Girl in Progresstolerable. Its a coming-of-age story that knows its a coming-ofage story as in,our young heroine is well aware of the conventions of this kind of tale and goes out of her way to manufacture various rites of passage to expedite her transformation from innocence to womanhood. Ramirezs character,the teenage Ansiedad,literally creates a flow chart in her bedroom and spells out her strategy with her only friend (the sweetly nerdy Raini Rodriguez) whom shell soon cast aside,she declares, because its a necessary step in the process. Breaking down and sending up a specific genre is fine if the script is strong enough to get away with such cutesy self-reference, as in Junoand Easy A. Director Patricia Riggen and screenwriter Hiram Martinez dont go far enough,dont dig deep enough with these characters. They play it too safe,which makes Girl in Progressfeel like a slightly racier version of an ABC Family show and the flat, overly bright lighting further makes it feel like forgettable television. It certainly doesnt help that the two main figures are cliches. MendesGrace is the child in the equation, having given birth when she was just 17 and hopping from man to man and town to town ever since. Ansiedad which means anxiety in Spanish is the responsible one:Smart,studious and organized,shes left to scrub the sink full of dishes while her moms out with her married gynecologist boyfriend (Mathew Modine,whose character doesnt have a single perceptible redeeming quality). Do you think its possible that,by the end,thell both have learned some lessons and assumed their rightful roles? Riggen cuts awkwardly and sometimes too quickly between potentially poignant moments and scenes of wacky humor,which undermines her attempts at emotional honesty. Meanwhile, supporting characters who were intended to provide depth merely feel like types Modines cold,controlling wife or the kindhearted Mexican immigrant who works alongside Grace at a restaurant. And in a painfully literal device,Ansiedads English teacher (Patricia Arquette) just happens to be explaining the steps in a coming-of-age story as Ansiedad embarks on them. Its maddening:Girl in Progressknows that every teen movie has to have a blowout bash where important events take place,and it cant even get the tone of that right. This is being marketed as an ideal film for moms and daughters to see together on Mothers Day weekend. A long,awkward brunch sounds more fun and more truthful. DIVERSIONS D ear Abby: When I was in sixth grade,my 19-yearold brother,Ray,came into my room and fondled me late at night. I pretendedt o be asleep so I didnt have to deal with the situation. I told my mom afterward. She told me not to tell my father and bought a lock form y door. Years later,when my sister found out what hap-p ened to me,she told me Ray had also done it to her. She told Dad and confront-e d Mom. Neither one ever said anything to Ray.They t old us it was in the past and to leave it alone. Because my sister is o penly confrontational about it,she isnt invited to f amily events that he is attending. I am invited because I just ignore him, but its uncomfortable knowing my parents tookh is side over that of their two daughters. I wont let m y daughter be alone with him or with him and my mom,because I dont trusth er anymore. Should I tell my parents I d ont want to hear about my brother and no longer want to be around him? Wronged in Georgia Dear Wronged: Yes,if it will make you feel better, by all means do. That your parents would ignore yourb rothers predatory behavior is appalling. By protecting him,your mother betrayed you and your sister. You are also wise to be v igilant if he is anywhere around your daughter and to r estrict contact with him to a minimum. No child is s afe around your brother. If you and your sister havent had counseling to come to terms with what happened to you,pleasec onsider contacting the Rape,Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINNThe website is www.rainn.org,and the toll-f ree number is 800-6564673. Nothing you say to the counselors will shock them,and they will be glad to refer you to someone qualified to help you. Dear Abby: I think my in-laws want my husband to divorce me because I have Aspergers syndrome and bipolar disorder. SometimesI innocently say things that other family members take offense to. My mother-inlaw then calls my husband, tells him what a nutI ama nd how upset so-and-so got. This results in huge fights between my husbanda nd me,and its hurting our marriage. I have offered to educate my in-laws about bipolar and Aspergers,but they sayI m just making excuses for my behavior. I would like to e xplain to them that my thought processes arent the same as everyone elses,soI am going to make mistakes in what I say to peo-p le. I am hurt by their judgm ent and lack of tolerance. I dont do badthings often maybe once ort wice a year. But instead of overlooking it,they make a b ig deal out of it because Im different. They should focus on the good. I do a lot o f charity work and would help anyone in need. Their lack of understanding is ruining my marriage. Im 25 and we have been mar-r ied for five years. I dont want to throw that away. What do I do? Am How I Am in Alabama D ear How You Are: That your marriage has laste d through five years of your mother-in-lasa ttempts to undercut it tells me the bond between you and your husband must be a strong one. Does HE understand how A spergers and bipolar disorder affect the brain? If not,then the doctor who prescribes your medication should explain it to him soh e can explain to his parents that what they are complaining about is not your fault. And if they dont get it,a behavioral specialist should explain to them that they should be more patient and understanding with a member of their family. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversaSurvivor of child abuse wants to break from her past Dear Abby By CHRISTY LEMIRE A P Movie CriticT im Burton and Johnny Depp are snuggled warmly in their comfort zone in the chilly horror-comedy Dark Shadows,their eighth coll aboration as director and star,respectively,and their w eakest by far. You dont need to know a thing about the late-s Dark ShadowsTV series that provides the inspiration. Tonally,thematically,visually,youve seen this movie before,with its oddball chara cters,skies in varying shades of gray and a foreboding sense of gothic mystery. No one gets challenged h ere; no one gets pushed. Its actually a wonder that Depp hasnt played a vampire before; still,his longundead Barnabas Collins,w hos been buried alive for nearly two centuries and s uddenly finds himself back i n his insular Maine hometown in 1972,fits squarely within his well-honed ons creen persona. He thinks hes quite the charmer,but hes actually a b it awkward,and that contradiction provides the main source of humor. Or at least,its supposed t o. T he script from Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham L incoln:Vampire Hunter) allows its family full of weirdos to shine intermittently but they rarely interact w ith each other; each functions in his or her own selfconsciously quirky bubble. Too often,Dark Shadowsi s crammed with hacky, obvious,fish-out-of-water gags,as Barnabas tries to make sense of this strange new world. He struggles to understand modern romance as he courts t he familys delicate,widee yed nanny and hopes to fit in by smoking pot with the local hippies. A nd how is this tiny Karen Carpenter person singing to him from inside the television set? Ho ho! A t the same time,Dark Shadowsfeels too languid, b ogged down as it is with an obsessive eye for period costumes (the work of ColleenA twood) and interior details rather than offering anything resembling an engaging s tory. And by the time Burton f inally puts his patented flair for visual effects to its best use,in a climactic showdown between Barnabas and the witch who cursed him( the va-va-voomy Eva Green),its too late. A little background here: As a child,Barnabas and his wealthy family sailed from England in 1750 and founded the fishing village ofC ollinsport in coastal Maine. They spent 15 years buildi ng the grand Collinwood Manor,where a maid named Angelique (Greenved Barnabas passionately,but he never returned her affec-t ions. Because she felt scorned and happened to be a witch she turned him intoa vampire,chained him up and stuck him in a coffin in t he ground. Nearly 200 years later,a construction crew u nearths him and sets him free. When he stumbles back to his once-stately home,he finds it falling apart,alongw ith the fishing empire that has been conquered by a competitor named Angel (Green,again). The few family members who remain are random and r eclusive:matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard ( Michelle Pfeiffer),the only one who knows his true identity; her weasel of ab rother,Roger (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teen daughter,Carolyn (Chloe G race Moretz); and Rogers 10-year-old son David ( Gully McGrath),who sees dead people. Theres also Davids perpetually drunk psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Burtonr egular Helena Bonham Carter); the homes beleaguered caretaker,Willie (Jackie Earle Haley); and the new governess,Victoria (Bella Heathcotewho bears a striking resemblance to B arnabaslong-ago love and has a few secrets of her own. T hats a lot of exposition, huh? And the film itself takes awhile to get going as it establishes all those characters and back stories. O nce there,it seems to have nowhere to go out of the shadows or into the light, it doesnt really matter either way. Burtons Dark Shadows favors visuals over story M CT J ohnny Depp stars as Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows. Movie Review Dark Shadows R ating: R (comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language a nd smoking) Running time: 116 minutes R eview: (of 4 Girl in Progress never really grows up Movie Review Girl in Progress Rating: R (mature thematic elements, sexual content including crude references, and drinking) Running time: 84 minutes Review: (of 4 The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, May 11, 2012 Mentoring Tomorros MenMentoring is the development of a caring,supportive relationship that helps someone reach their fullest potential. The National Mentoring Partnership (www.mentoring.org) says that formal mentoring relationships help reduce delinquency,substance abuse and academic failure. They also promote positive outcomes,such as self-esteem,social skills and knowledge of career opportunities. A lot of boys today dont have anyone showing them or telling them how to be a good man,says Joe Sigurdson,cofounder of Boys to Men. We help boys become better men. We bring good men into boys lives to be mentors and role models. We teach and model integrity,accountability, character,compassion and respect. And it works.How It WorksThe Boys to Men mentoring program has three components:an experiential mentor training for carefully screened mentors, a Rites of Passage weekend and ongoing group mentoring. The group mentoring allows the boys and their mentors to meet in a group setting to strengthen relationships,share the challenges in their lives, and get positive support. ve seen some major changes in these boyslives,said McClain. Over 5,300 men and boys have been through the program over the years,and weve seen boys overcome incredible odds to become loving fathers,husbands and good men. Started in San Diego in 1996,Boys to Men has expanded to communities in 27 cities and 4 countries. Their newest strategy for reaching young men is a sitebased mentoring program that focuses on middle and high school boys who have been identified by schools as at-risk. At the Gateway Community Day High School,participants have improved their GPAs by an average of 57 percent, reduced discipline referrals by 216 percent,and defied the schools historic dropout rate of nearly 36 percent with a 0 percent dropout rate. The teenage years are critical in a young mans life,when boys are making decisions that affect the rest of their lives,said Sigurdson. With the sitebased program,we give boys a place to talk about whats really going on in their lives,as well as a community of mentors who listen,believe in them and help them make better choices. And the data from our Gateway program shows that its remarkably effective.You Can Make a DifferenceUnfortunately,there is a constant need for mentors. To become a mentor,you dont have to be an expert in anything,and you dont have to have all the answers. The National Mentoring Partnership says that successful mentors:Sincerely want to be involved with young peopleRespect young peopleAre active listenersHave empathy for othersSee opportunities and solutionsAre flexible and open e have seen the difference it can make in boyslives when someone gives them the support they need,said McClain. ve had the privilege of hearing young men share their moving stories and have walked alongside them as theve journeyed into manhood. Its an exciting thing to be a part of,and I encourage every man to be a part of it. And as for Willie? Hes ready to give back to others. Boys to Men was the catalyst for a change in my life so dramatic that my whole being was altered. I can look a kid in the eyes who is hurting and in need of some love,and I can offer him my love,experience and wisdom. I can say I know youre hurting,but you dont have to be strong anymore because Im here for you. TolearnmoreabouttheBoystoMenmentoring program visit www.boystomen.org, or email mentor@boystomen.org. Its an easy way to find out how you can help change a life. F AMILY FEATURES At age eleven,Willie was headed for disaster. His home life was full of violence and abuse,and he was full of selfhatred and anger. I felt no one loved me,he says. So at twelve,I started digging my own grave in the canyon behind my house. But then something happened. Some caring mentors came alongside Willie and changed his life. As he puts it,They kept pursuing me because they saw what I could not my true potential.BoysatRiskWillie was considered an at-risk youth. Kids like Willie have problems that put their health,development and overall success in life in jeopardy. The National At-Risk Education Network defines at-risk in two ways:At-risk of dropping out of schoolAt-risk of not succeeding in life due to being raised in unfavorable circumstances How do young people end up at-risk? To look at the dropout issue, there is no single risk factor to predict who is likely to drop out of school its actually a combination of circumstances. The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network at Clemson Universityreviewed 25 years of research and found that dropping out of school is related to individual,family,school and community factors. Its described as a long process of disengagement that adds up over time. Being raised in unfavorable circumstancesincludes factors such as poverty,limited access to opportunities,and the lack of positive adult influences in their lives. Boys naturally look toward men for guidance,but too many young men dont have solid male role models to look up to,said Craig McClain,cofounder of Boys to Men Mentoring Network,a nonprofit organization dedicated to guiding boys through their passage to manhood. Growing up without fathers,male mentors or positive role models has a devastating effect on young men,and ultimately our society.BecomingaMentorMentoring doesnt just benefit the youth. Mentors find they not only have fun,but they grow personally,feel more productive,understand other cultures more,and develop better relationships with their own children. When choosing a mentorship program to become involved in:Talk to the organizations volunteer coordinator. Ask about the time commitment,types of activities and opportunities available,and the process of matching young people with mentors.Find out about training and support for mentors, as well as the application process. Some programs require a written application,personal and professional references,as well as a background check.Ask yourself some questions,too:What kind of time commitment can you make? What age group would you like to work with? Are you willing to take on the challenges and rewards of mentoring someone? Are you willing to grow as a person?Mentoringboys changes livesAt-risk boys get the chance at a better life with programs like the Boys to Men Mentoring Network. Having mentors and positive role models lets boys know that they have value,that someone cares,and that they can grow up to be good men.