The news-sun
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028423/01167
 Material Information
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: 06-01-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
semiweekly[ former 1988-1996]
three times a week
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 )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000579631
oclc - 29858590
notis - ADA7478
lccn - sn 94003669
issn - 1074-8342
System ID: UF00028423:01167
 Related Items
Preceded by: Sebring news (Sebring, Fla.)
Preceded by: Avon Park sun


This item is only available as the following downloads:

( PDF )

Full Text


C M Y K By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The City of Sebring is just about back to square one it seems with the City Pier Beach dredge hole debacle. The beach has been closed to swimming since 2008 when a man drowned in the deep hole, which before lake levels dropped was outside of the normal swimming area. After months of waiting on bids for a contract to fill the hole in Lake Jackson, council members had scheduled a special meeting to be held on May 25 to discuss the bids they had received. The meeting was canceled when City Administrator Scott Noethlich saw that the bids received would not be able to be used for the project. All the bids that came in were way north of the $80,000 budget that was set for the project, Noethlich said. NEWS-SUN H ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, June 1-2, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 69 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 86 72C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A T-storms around, some may be heavy F orecast Question: Have you lost confidence in the economic recovery? Next question: Are you planning for an active hurricane season this year? www.newssun .comM ake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Thomas E. Barber Age 65, of Avon Park Michael Horton Age 55, of Fort Smith, Ark. Florence Willsey Age 83, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 67% No 33% T otal votes: 94 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/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, financial goals front; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 8 8 W hether hes the h andyman, king of the lawn or the f amily chef, these g ifts will make h im feel special PAGE1 2B Dixie DaysA ction is hot and heavy o n local baseball fields SPORTS, 1BJay WatchS urvey of area s crub jays set PAGE3 A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS As of the last week of May, Marvin Kahns mural tribute to his mother at Sadie Kahns Memorial Garden continued to take shape despite local rain. A mural for Mama News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Dropping water levels in Lake Jackson brought the dredge hole into the swimming area at City Pier Beach. The beach has been closed to swimming since a man drowned in the hole in 2008. B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Despite the fact that Highlands County is Floridas sixth largest in agricultural produce production, Floridas FarmS ervice Agency has decided this week to c lose the local office. This makes absolutely no sense, said RayR oyce, executive director of Highlands County C itrus Growers Association. Farm Services Agency (FSA e d by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA Farm Services office to be closed P hoto courtesy of the Kahn family Mike and Sadie Kahn at the time they arrived in Sebring in 1923. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comS EBRING Everybodys got a Mama, and everybody thinks their Mama is the b est Mama, said Marvin Kahn. He was talking to a visitor in his offices on Ridgewood Drive. My father died when I was 10 years old, so much of what I learned growing up camef rom my Mama. Kahns respect and love for his mother, he said, is the reason he is upgrading Said Kahn Memorial Park with two major murals honoring his parents and HighlandsC ounty. It is between the Nan-ces-o-wee Hotel and Lindas Books on Ridgewood Drive. Friends, Kahn said, had pushed him into making Sadie Kahn Memorial Park the kind of place people gravitated to in order to relax, meditate or simply remember. Marvin Kahn wants park named for his mother to be place of beauty See KAHN, page 7A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING The Highlands County Tourism Council decided Thursday to get more information together before asking Commissioners for an 1 percent increase in the tourism tax. The TDC voted last month to approach county commissioners about an increase from 2 to 3 percent in the tourism tax andd irected Executive Director John S cherlacher to prepare a presentation for t he board. Scherlachers draft presentation showed that the revenue generated by just a 1 percent increase could net an estimated $150,000 and would help fund more advertising opportunities in digital media and television outside of Highlands TDC to study before pushing for tax hike Royce See FARM, page 3A See TDC, page 3A Dredge hole no closer to being filled after bids come in high See DREDGE, page 3A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Aformer Highlands County Sheriff Detective was arrested Tuesday for allegedly swindling a victim of a case he had worked. According to a press release from Sheriffs Office Public Information Officer Nell Hays, Daniel N. Wilson, 42, was terminated from the Highlands County Sheriffs Office following an internal investigation on Feb. 21 for untruthfulness and violating multiple General Orders. Wilson, of Sebring, was charged with fraud-swindle to obtain property of less than $20,000, and grand theft of more than $5,000 but less than $10,000 and turned himself in on Wednesday. Hays stated that the internal affairs investigation that led to his termiFormer HCSO detective arrested HCSOsays he swindled victim in one of his cases Wilson See HCSO, page 7A


C M Y K W hile recently visiting with his aunt, a little boy p ointed to the sky as two helicopters flew over his familys Temecula, Calif.,h ome. Daddy fly, the 2-yearo ld child said. The little boy is Andrew Budrejko. His father, Lt. C ol. Thomas Budrejko, was one of seven Marines killed on Feb. 22 when two helicopters crashed during a training exercise near Yuma,A riz. He is so young and we all want to make sure he doesnt forget Tom, the fallen Marines sister, NavyR eserve LTCatherine Alexander, wrote in an email t o The Unknown Soldiers. Andrew was the mosti mportant thing in Toms life and I want to make sure he always knows that. During 15 years of distinguished service, Lt. Col.B udrejko served in Afghanistan, Kosovo, and three times in Iraq. The 37year-old AH-1WCobra attack helicopter pilot wasp reparing for another deployment to Afghanistan when he was tragically killed on the home front. (The thought was that it had to be a mistake, his sister wrote. om was one of the best Cobra pilots in the Marine Corps, as his fellow Marines have told us so many times, so how could this happen to him? At age 13, after winning a history competition in his hometown of Montville, Conn., and later participating in a national contest, the future pilot decided he wanted to make some history of his own. Mom, Im going to be a Marine, young Tom said. Budrejko attended the United States Naval Academy, which inspired his little sister to later come to Annapolis and follow in his footsteps. I looked up to Tom as long as I can remember and always (tried him in everything I did, Lt. Alexander wrote. Despite earning several medals for his accomplishments in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo, the decorated Marine rarely spoke about his heroism in combat. He spoke of the huge camel spiders and the dusts torms that got caught up in their computers, but never spoke much about his missions, his sister explained. Alexander breathed a sigh o f relief whenever her brother came home from a dang erous combat mission. When he was gone on d eployment, it was always in my mind that he might not make it home, she explained. But I never worried about him while he wass tateside. Even as her brothers memorial service got under way at Californias Camp Pendleton, the crushing losss till didnt feel quite real to the youngest of Toms three siblings. He was so accomplished and in my eyes, invincible, Alexander said. But as Marines spoke oneby-one about the selflessness of her brother during the decade and a half he devoted to our country, confusion and despair turned to acceptance and appreciation. I always knew how great he was, but to hear it from so many people meant so much to our family, she said. This is where we learned about so many accomplishments that Tom had never bragged about to us. While adjusting to life without her brother is painful, Alexander, as a member of the military herself, is also grieving for the other six families to lose a loved one in the accident. e continue to pray for these families and for the squadron that lost so many good men, Alexander wrote. Many of Budrejkos fellow Marines are now deployed overseas. My father stays in contact with the squadron and sends packages from time to t ime to support them on their deployment, she a dded. The training accident, which is still under investi-g ation, has devastated the Marines wife, Dianna. Yet t o honor her husbands memory, she is committed to carrying on his legacy t hrough their only son. She is trying to make sure she stays strong for Andrew and that Andrew remembers his daddy andk nows he was a hero, the fallen Marines sister explained. Lt. Col. Thomas Budrejko was a man of strong faith.T oday, as his little boy points to heaven, it is clear t hat his daddy is still in flight, albeit a little highera bove the clouds. He really did live his entire 37 years and didnt waste one minute, LT Catherine Alexander wrote. He truly was and is the best person I know T o find out more about Tom Sileo or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators S yndicate website at www.creators.com/. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, June 1, 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 30 4619202848x:2Next jackpot $5 millionMay 26 152330484952x:4 May 23 569233041x:4 May 30 513212731 May 29 25203233 May 28 413172028 May 27 615173032 May 30 (n 2179 May 30 (d 8871 May 29 (n 2455 May 29 (d 2735 May 30(n 869 May 30 (d 237 May 29(n 224 May 29 (d 674 May 29 2135394315 May 25 823252615 May 22 320323519 May 18 216233315 May 30 910245256 PB: 14Next jackpot $164 millionMay 26 1314414959 PB: 14 May 23 47265359 PB: 32 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball Lottery Center Son knows Daddy fly Lt. Col. Thomas Budrejko holds his young son, Andrew. The attack helicopter pilot was o ne of seven U.S. Marines killed in a Feb. 22 training accident near Yuma, Ariz. Photo courtesy of the Budrejko family. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Several members of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office have recently completeda dvanced training in elder crime and school resource course Most recently, Detective James Chris Carr andD eputy Lars Kirkegard attained the Florida Elder Crime PractitionerD esignation this past month. They join Detectives Barbara Hair and RobertL ivesay and Crime Prevention Specialist Nell H ays, who earned the designation last year. To earn this designation p articipants must successfully complete 88 hours of i nstruction in crimes against the elderly, aging issues and law enforcements role in elder crime as presented by the Florida CrimeP revention Training Institute (FCPTIT h ey also have to pass a written examination at the end of each of the threet raining course elements. The designation is awarded b y the Attorney Generals Office and is valid for three years. After that time an u pdate course must be completed, which will renew the designation. According to the FCPTIs website, These coursesp rovide participants with detailed information on the role of the law enforcement officer in combating senior crime, in establishing prose-c utorial cases and a comprehensive look at abuse and n eglect. According to the Florida C rime Prevention Training Institutes website, the Attorney General recognizes three components of a school resource officers jobd escription: law enforcement, education and counseling. This insures a proactive approach to law enforcement through posi-t ive role modeling and encourages school safety while deterring juvenile delinquency. T o earn the School Resource Officer Practitioner designation an officer must successfully complete the 40-hourS chool Resource Officer Basic Training course and an additional 90 hours of instruction offered through workshops and seminarsp rovided by the FCPTI. Current ,Highlands County Deputies DavidL ightsey and Shannon Purvis (Sebring High School) and Ross Porter( Lake Placid High School) have fulfilled the requirem ents for this designation and have filed their application for the School ResourceO fficer Practitioner Designation with the A ttorney Generals Office. They will join veteran School Resource Officers Deputy Mike Helms (HillGustat) and Deputy BrianG iguere, who previously attained this designation. D eputy Andy Spires (Lake Placid Middle) will be completing his final trainingr equirement this summer. In the past there have b een numerous others who have held these designations Sheriff Susan Benton, Lt. J ack Bailey, Sgt. Monica Sauls and others who have since retired. Benton would like to congratulate the current mem-b ers for their diligence and professionalism in attaining these specialty designations. orking within these areas of specialty, it is ad eputy who is challenged by the work and passionate a bout serving the specific victim population. It is note veryone who can work with young folks or willing to spend time concentrating their law enforcement skills on the unique needs or ourv ulnerable elderly population, Benton said. Our community is fortunate to have such fine men and women in the ranksw illing to take on these special populations and further willing to engage in the additional training. HCSO members achieve state designations CO MMUNITYBRIEFS Historical Society 30th Anniversary Celebrationm eetingLAKE PLACID The 30th anniversary of the founding of the Lake Placid Historical Society by Bettes Lamb and husb and Robert will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9 in the Depot Museum, 12 Park Ave. T he celebration will include a business meeting, an opportunity to meet new officers and b oard members and recognize volunteers, planning for 2012 Time C apsule and other 85th birthday celebrations, reco gnize new members, and an entertainment program b y founding members. There will be a 30th Anniversary celebration cake, as well as a contest a nd prize pertaining to the exhibit, Pages fromH istory: Lake Placid, 85 Years Ago, at the S ebring Government Building. T he Depot Museum will be closed June until October except during the Caladium Festival and s pecial events, workdays or for large groups. V isit the website at www.lphsdepotmuseum.or g or call 465-1771, 6991376 or (863 f or details.Elder Affairs SHINE program seeks volunteersTAMPA The Florida Department of Elder A ffairs, along with the West Central Florida AreaA gency on Aging, invites the public to join the award-winning SHINEt eam of volunteers. This program helps elders make informed decisions about Medicare, health insurance and prescription drug plans. SHINE volunteers provide individual counsel-i ng and assistance to elders and their caregivers about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare plan choices, long-term care planning and prescription discount drug programs. Volunteers may also make educational presentations to community groups and participate in local health fairs, senior fairs and other outreach and educational events. For additional information about this exciting opportunity and to become a SHINE volunteer in Highlands, Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee and Polk counties, call the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging at (813 5593; West Central Florida Area Agency On Aging, Attn: Deborah Michelin, 5905 Breckenridge Pkwy., Suite F Tampa, FL 33610; call (813 3888, fax (813 or visit the website at www.AgingFlorida.com.Ballroom Dancers gather SaturdayLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers will host a dance at the Eastside Christian Church fellowship hall from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday. Pete Ruano, known for his guitar playing, will supply the music for the evening. One of his classical numbers that has been requested many times is Maleguena (Spanish persuaded to play it. Continued on page 5A NEWS-SUN 385-6155


C M Y K c ations, grants and crop disaster services for local farmers. T im Manning, Florida State Executive Director for the USDA, announced Tuesday that Highlands, along with five other offices,w ould be closed due to USDAbudget concerns. FSAplaces the utmost priority on ensuring that our services to producers remains trong as this consolidation process begins, said FSA A dministrator Bruce Nelson in the release. The agencyw ill provide farmers and ranchers affected by closures an opportunity to choose the most convenient neighboring county office with which toc onduct their future business with the agency. In addition, all employees in a closing office will be provided an opportunity to continue theirw ork with FSA. The actual date of the office closing has not been determined, but is scheduled for the next few months, according to Royce. Areasonable person could sit down with a map of Florida and make better decisions. We are sixth in the state for agricultural produc-t ion, we have over 1,000 small and medium producers a nd we center of several of the USDAs conservatione fforts. It makes no sense to close this office, Royce said. Farmers will now have to schedule an appointmentw ith the Okeechobee office and travel in person to make sure their paperwork is up to date, Royce said. The local FSAoffice has g one without staff for a couple of years now, according to Royce, and the county has been served by an Okeechobee staff member who has traveled to H ighlands to meet with farmers and producers. e have been underserved for quite some time. Closing this office becauset he FSAhas not placed staff here is not a good reason. I w ould think someone would want to serve the top 10 per-c ent of the states ag producing counties and plan accordingly. Not to slight O keechobee, but we have three times the agricultural output but we dont have an office now? This really does not make sense, Royce said. T he closing of the office will have a direct economic i mpact on the county as well, Royce added. The hundreds of thousands of dollars that could be flowing into the county for p rojects such as crop and grazing rotations, water retention and other endeavors are in jeopardy, Royce explained. R oyce stressed that several leaders in the community h ave been in touch with Congressional leaders onb oth the state and federal level, but changes take time. Congressman Tom R ooneys staff is working with us on this and I unders tand he intends to forward a letter about this, Royce said. We will continue to work o n this and hopefully someo ne will wake-up, Royce s aid. Regionally, Polk, Hardee, D eSoto, Glades and Okeechobee offices will remain open, according to Royce. More information about the closures can be accessed on the Internet at www.usda.gov/strongerservice/. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, June 1, 2012Page 3A GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 6/1/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 3 3 1 1 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Jay Watch is a citizen science program that is conducted annually statewide. The training sessionso ccur in May and early June and the actual bird surveys are done on three consecutive mornings (usually consecutive) between June 15 and July 15. The first survey will be from 9 a.m. to n oon Tuesday at Flamingo Villas tract of Lake Wales Ridge National Wildlife Refuge, Sebring. There is an overview of ecology and behavior of Jays followed by a walkthrough of the survey protocol, both onp aper and then in the field, where there are adult Scrub-jays and hopefully a few j uveniles. The goal is to survey designated sites all over the Florida peninsula, most inp ublic ownership. Data is collected on a number of a dults, number of jays in each family group, number of juvenile jays associated with each family group, and to approximately determine each familys territory area. S urveys are accomplished by teams. The team leader is either a land manger o r agency biologist or experienced Jay W atch volunteer. Someone records data, someone plays the jay audio tape at pres cribed intervals, and two or three additional people act as spotters and observers whose job it is to keep track of jay in each family so as not to double count and also to identify territoryb oundaries between adjacent families. The purpose of the program is to coll ect consistent data statewide using m ethods that provide data to land managers that they need to manage the habit at for the benefit of jays and other scrub-obligate wildlife. They are fascinating, charismatic, beautiful birds. For more information contact Marianne Korosy, Jay Watch coordina-t or, Audubon Florida, at mkorosy@audubon.org or call (727 7 42-1683. Jay Watch begins bird surveys Courtesy photo A Florida Scrub-jay holds an acorn in its bill. Acorns may be eaten or buried to store them for food during the winter months. Continued from page 1A County, which would result in an increase in economic development. When you look at economic development, it all starts with a visit, Scherlacher said during his presentation. But members of the TDC were not sure that an increase in a tourism tax was warranted. I am not sure by adding 1 percent to the tourism tax that we are going to bring more people to Highlands County, Sebring City Councilman John Griffin, who also serves on the TDC board, said. I am not in favor of adding the 1 percent. I think we need to show that we are using the current money effectively before we collect more, County Commissioner Don Elwell said. This will be tied to accountability and how the money was spent over the past 10 years. We have to show that we have been responsible for the 2 percent before we go to 3 percent, Elwell said. Both Elwell and Griffin suggested that a current reconciliation and categorization of how the tourism tax has been spent since the tax was approved by voters in 2002 needed to be finished before taking a proposal before the county commission. Asuper-majority vote of four of the five commissioners or a referendum approved by voters is needed to add the tax. Continued from page 1A Council members will r evisit the agenda item at the upcoming council meeting Tuesday. s going to be recommended that the councilp ursue a dredging method, Noethlich said. The dredging method would call for a piece of equipment that would suckd irt from another part of the bottom of the lake and place it into the hole itself while under water, according to Noethlich. That method will fill the h ole within the $80,000 budget that the city has for t his project. It will require DEP (Department ofE nvironmental Protection) approval, which will take s ome time, said Noethlich. eve asked DEPwhether or not it can be permitted. It will probably have to go to the state level. W ith the new plan, the city will be looking at the d redge hole and beach closure for at least a few more months however everyc ouncil member, Noethlich and Mayor George Hensley have each previously stated that they would like to get the beach back open soon. Its definitely going to take two to three months for approval, Noethlich said. As far as the method itself, Noethlich assumes itw ouldnt take much time at all stating that the project could be done in as little as a week or two. The original plan was to have the dredge hole filledb efore the rainy season starts, but now that plan is n o longer relevant. ith this method it wont matter. The dirt isc oming from inside the lake itself, Noethlich said. C ouncil members will discuss the issue and decide whether to take the recommendation or choose a different method for filling theh old. Tuesdays meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at City H all. C ontinued from page 1A Dredge hole project back to square one Farm Services Agency to close Highlands County office The hundreds of thousands of dollars that could be flowing into the county for projects such as crop and grazing rotations, water retention and other endeavors are in jeopardyR AYROYCE Citrus Growers Association executive director TDC pauses push for tourism tax hike Elwell Griffin Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155


C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, June 1, 2012www.newssun.comANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor E xt. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com A DVERTISINGV ICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comM ITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANE xt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com B USINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION It's a good bet there w eren't many legislative lobbyists among that 70 percent. Lobbyists reported pocketi ng at least $36 million during the first three months of this year at the state Capitol,t he period that included this year's legislative session. The m ost lucrative clients for lobbyists were corporations, but local governments manys till cash-strapped from the recession spent somew here between $3.1 million and $9.2 million to hire influence peddlers at the state Capitol, according to the Tampa Bay Times and MiamiH erald. Unlike corporations, governments spend public m oney on lobbying. ... Orange County pays the lobbying firm that representst he county during the session $74,000 a year. It spent more than $107,000 on annual duesf or the Florida Association of Counties, which also lobbies a t the Capitol. And it has a $92,000 a year staff member who logs the bulk of his timel obbying the Legislature. Other Central Florida gove rnments also pony up for lobbyists in Tallahassee. Seminole County and Osceola County both have signed up firms for $60,000.O range County's schools have a $92,000-a-year staffer who spends 17 weeks a year in Tallahassee, devoting most of his time there to lobbying. Seminole County's schoolsh ired a lobbyist for the year for $72,000. Local officials insist the investment is worthwhile. ... Taxpayers already are payi ng for an army to fight for their governments' interests in Tallahassee their localo fficials, and their legislators. Every community is represented by at least oner epresentative and one senator. Larger cities and counties h ave entire delegations to their name. Instead of picking up the f iveor six-figure cost of a lobbying contract, mayors, c ommissioners and council members should pick up the phone and reach out to their elected representatives. An editorial from the Orlando Sentinel Taxpayers shouldnt have to pay for lobbyists AQuinnipiac poll reported that 70 percent of Floridians think the economy is still in a recession, even though it officially ended almost three years ago. You cant run government like a business anymore than you can run business like a government. GOP presumptive nominee Mitt Romney burned corporations to the ground and made millions selling off the charcoal. This private sector experience is being touted as his qualification to be president. This expertise of bankaneering corporate raiding is so sexy to Republicans they now parrot the line, President Obama doesnt understand the economy, implying Romney does because hes been in the trenches breathing the fumes of leveraged buyouts. Thats like a fox claiming he has the insider knowledge to properly guard the hen house. The farmer just doesnt understand poultry As billionaire Julian Robertson (after giving $1.25 million Restore Our Future, a pro-Romney superPAC) told NPR last week, I think Barack Obama is a smart man that the electorate put into power without any qualifications to run the biggest business in the world, which is the United States of America. The thing is the U.S. isnt a business. Government isnt a business just as an apple isnt an orange. Running government like a business would be like running Yosemite National Park like a 7-Eleven every inch is monetized to maximize profit Half off all 5-Hour Energy Shots on Half Dome! A mountain of savings! It sounds clever in sound bites. They hope it sounds like Republicans are business friendly and quick with the flippant solutions: Government bad, business good treat one like the other and both will be good! To me it sounds like the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) with a profit motive: another stunningly bad idea. Vulture capitalism (to borrow a phrase from the leftist pinko Texas Governor Rick Perry) is hardly a good model for public service. Capitalizing on demolishing jobs doesnt give you any insight into the common good, unless you take common good to mean just your wealthy friends. This whole selling point of Romney having business experience, therefore hes the best to run the country, implies that the economy collapsed because there wasnt enough of a cozy relationship between government and business. Yes, the world melted because Washington was too adversarial with Wall Street. It was Godzilla battling Mothra that trampled Main Street ... instead of deregulated greed greased by conspiring politicians. But Republicans, as you recall, came out firmly against empathy (when it comes to President Obamas judicial appointments). But they feel empathy for corporations is whats lacking in the Executive Office. They want a president who feels the pain of Big Business. Who understands that just like you and me corporations are people, my friends. And only the former CEO Romney can see eyeto-eye with a contrived paper-based legal entity. Its very telling that Republicans say government is a business and should be run like one. For them theres no conflict only interest. Government is just an extension of business. Like in 2007 when a reporter asked how many of Romneys five sons were serving in the military. Romneys answer: One of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think Id be a great president. Its just really all the same thing to Romney. We dont want our government to be run like a corporation. With any follow-up questions the analogy fails. Corporations dont ensure rights. Especially rights which annoy yield like free speech and due process. Slavery was profitable. As was child labor. Pollution is profitable. If making rich people richer was the sole purpose of government (like it is of corporations longer have a country: Wed have Lehman Brothers. Tina Dupuy is the managing editor of Crooks and Liars. Tina can be reached at tinadupuy@yahoo.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Corporate raider is not a good model for public service Guest Column Tina Dupuy Name-calling is the cowards wayt o avoid intelligent discourse. Liberals are notorious for responding to just about anything ora nyone with whom they disagree using ad hominem rebuttals to discredit theiro pponents. Rather than exercising brain cells toe ngage in scholarly debate, most liberals will leapfrog over the subject ath and and conjure-up a baseless and unrelated charge t hat makes about as much sense as calling Bill Maher a patriot. I f you are a pro-capitalist, you are a fascist. If you a re a Christian, you are an extremist. If you are a Mormon, you are a polygamist. If you reject Obamas liberal policies, you are ar acist. And, if you are Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, y ou are a liar. Liberals are so busy trying to get their way theyf ail to see the yearning for fiscal integrity rumbling a cross the highways and byways of this great country. They have no idea this r eal and present dissatisfaction is non-partisan in nature. In this unstable economy, many Americans have lost their appetites forl abor unions and the ginormous government budgets they inspire. Liberals would love to blame this dissatisfactiono n those right-wing nut jobs, but they cannot. A g ood example is what happened in South Florida inM arch 2011 when MiamiDade Mayor Carlos Alvarez, a Republican, was shown the door for doing for doing the opposite ofw hat Walker is attempting to do in Wisconsin. Alvarez raised property taxes by 13 percent to fund public-sector union expenses. I n an attempt to discredit him, liberals label Walker as too extreme. I partially agree with them; Walker is extremely effective. Wisconsin was drowning in debt until the governors fiscally conservative measures erased Wisconsins $3.6 billion deficit. Rather than adopting the Democratic Partys cureall prescription of raising taxes, Walker lowered them, signing a property tax freeze and lowering school property taxes. Wisconsin is expected to have a budget surplus by 2013. Walkers proposal allowing union participation to be voluntary and requiring union workers to contribute to their g enerous benefit plans sent Wisconsin state senate Democrats reeling literally.O nce they realized Walker wasnt going to back down, they absconded to an eighboring state in a childish display of politicalt heatrics. Once it was enacted, the bill President Obama onced escribed as an assault on unions, became a pathway t o independence. Wisconsin schools and local governments were given the free-d om to live within their means when they were g ranted the ability to hire, fire and compensate based upon performance. The nonpartisan group, Wisconsin TaxpayersA lliance, reported that the savings from employee b enefits allowed districts to reduce costs allowing districts like the Kaukaunas chool district to control their own destiny and conv ert a $400,000 deficit into a $1.5 million surplus. According to the New Y ork Post, New York unions are sending resources to oust the union-busting Walker on June 5 and stop the anti-u nion movement from spreading to other states. For political zealots, truth is a wonderful thing to twist, spin and slant e specially if it means discrediting a sitting governor p rior to his recall election. Why debate an issue wheny ou can call your opponent a liar? To no surprise, Walker has been accused of misrepresenting the truth over av ariety of issues for the actions hes taken to regain fiscal stability. Nevertheless, the best defense for Walker is thet ruth Awin for Walker will be a win for the rest of us because his policies could serve as an antidote to the economic contagion spreading across this country. No matter who wins in Wisconsin on June 5, or in Washington this November, our economy will not improve without making tough choices. Susan Stamper Brown is an opinion page columnist, motivational speaker and military advocate. Visit her website at susanstamperbrown.com/. Guest columns are the opinio of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. A case for Gov. Scott Walker Guest Column Susan Stamper Brown Its time to listen to reasonE ditor: I am tired of reading the politicallymotivated excuses why we cant get a nything corrected on Little Lake Jackson, or Lake Jackson. A lthough I am vice-president of the Friends of Erin Park Canals and Little Lake Jackson, LLC, I am writing this solely on my own. I was at the meeting when Southwest F lorida Water Management District discussed the addition of two dams on Jackson Creek ($1.6 million each, equaling the $3.2 million described in the article). They explained that after a twoyear study, they realized that if the new dams worked perfectly, they would onlyr aise our lake level, possibly, a quarter of an inch. O ur Lakes manager wrote me an email in which he explained that our spill dam (which has no water anywhere near it), leaks 1,300,000 gallons a day, which he explained sounds like al ot, but really isnt. At our meeting with SWFWMD they explained that our water evaporation rate is approximately 1,300,000 per day. Now add those two together and I dont care who you are,t hat sounds like a lot of water loss and still no one can get a permit to fix anything, or presents a valid plan to correct the problems that they choose to ignore. After the meeting, a representative from SWFWMD admitted he didnt really know where our dam on Tubbs Road was located. Why study other avenues for construction when you dont have any idea where the real problem is located? Granted we have not had the rain necessary to bring our lake level up to where it should be, but if we dont stop the water from running out of the lakes we can soon turn our canals into dirt bike tracks. I hate to even mention that we cant even get the hilly terrain under the bridge simply leveled out so that if we ever do get enough water we could u se the passage as we have for years. My poor boat thinks we moved to a desert. I cant help but get the feeling that if we quit the politics, the expensive stud-i es and the constant stalling from certain government agencies and instead used our heads and listened to reason, we could have had our problem fixed years ago. The repairs might, in actuality, bel ess than the time and manpower already wasted on studies and meeting after meeting to discuss why we cant get anything done on our favorite, beautiful little lakes. James Dean Little Lake Jackson SebringEnsuring no threat to countryEditor: Mitt Romney made a speech in San Diego on Memorial Day. During this speech he stated that the United States must maintain the worlds No. 1 military. I agree with him when he says we should be second to none and that there should be no comparable power. W hat do we need to do to accomplish this? I would suggest that we spend three times as much as the No. 2 country (which is ChinaThis will require thatw e spend more that the next five countries combined. This would be approximately $430,000,000,000 per year. I know this seems like a lot of money a nd it is, but it would ensure that no country or combination of countries would be a threat to the United States. Everyone should call their Congressman and Senators and tell them to peg the military budget at three times what the No. 2 country spends. Aside benefit to this is that taxpayers would get to save approximately $270,000,000,000. This is because the United States spends around $700 billion per year. China spends $143 billion. Peg the military budget at three times No. 2 and we will still be far and away the most powerful country and save $270 billion so taxpayers dont go bankrupt. Awin-win situation. Dana Orr Avon Park


C M Y K CAPE CANAVERAL(AP The SpaceX Dragon supply ship returned to Earth on Thursday, ending its revolutionary nine-day voyage to the International Space Station with an old-fashioned splashdown in the Pacific. The unmanned capsule parachuted into the ocean about 500 miles off Mexicos Baja California, bringing back more than a half-ton of old station equipment. It was the first time since the space shuttles stopped flying last summer that NASAgot backa big load from the orbiting lab. Thursdays dramatic arrival of the worlds first commercial cargo carrier capped a test mission that was virtually flawless, beginning with the May 22 launch aboard the SpaceX companys Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral and continuing through the space station docking three days later and the departure a scant six hours before it hit the water. Splashdown successful!! SpaceXs billionaire founder, Elon Musk, said via Twitter from the companys Mission Control at its Southern California headquarters. The returning bell-shaped Dragon resembled NASAs Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft of the 1960s and 1970s, yet symbolizes the future for American space travel. Musk aims to launch the next supply mission in September under a steady contract with NASA, and says astronauts can be riding Dragons to and from the space station in as little as three or four years. THOMAS BARBER Thomas E. Barber, age 65, passed awayS aturday, May 26, 2012, at Good Shepherd House in Sebring, Fla. Mr. Barber was born in Sebring, Fla. on April 15, 1947 toR ussell and Sara (Grice Barber. He attended school in Frostproof, Fla. before joining the U.S. Navy in 1967. He earned the rank ofQ uartermaster 3 before he was honorably discharged in 1971. He worked in restaurant/hotel management in Delaware, New Jersey andF lorida until 1984 when he stepped into a management role with Wards Nursery,I nc., where he worked until his retirement in 2004. Mr. Barber was a member of theA von Park Noon Rotary Club and the Florida Citrus N urserymen Assn. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Debbie;b rothers, Russell Barber of Sebring, Fla., and John B arber of McRae, Ga.; sisters, Linda Day (Tony) Todd and Diane (James Avon Park; children, Eric Barber of Plant City, Fla.,D oug Barber of Orlando, Fla., Elizabeth (MikeAbell o f Sebring, Fla., Patrick (Jennifer Lexington, Tenn., Katie( Neil) Barnett of Cranberry Township, Pa., and Robert ( Jaime) Barber of Venice, Fla., as well as five grandchildren, Gavin Abell, Gage a nd Logan Barber, Zoey Barnett, and Addison Barber, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Barber was preceded in death by his par-e nts; stepfather, J. Robert Day; sisters, Peggy Day Booth and Deborah Barber;a brother, Russell Arnold Barber; and a son, DamonH ileman. Amemorial service will b e held Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 2 p.m. at St. AnnsE piscopal Church, 204 N. 9th Ave., Wauchula, Fla. with the Rev. Jim McConnell officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests thatm emorial contributions be made to either Camp Wingmann, 3404 Wingmann Road, Avon Park, FL33825, or www.curechildhoodcancer.org. S tephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park, Florida www.stephensonnelsonfh.com M ICHAELHORTON Michael Mike Keith Horton lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, May 26, 2012. Born Aug. 10, 1956 inD etroit, Mich., he spent most of his childhood and adolescence in Boca Raton and Sebring, Fla. Aloving and devoted f ather, son, brother and loyal friend, he leaves, mourning his loss, a loving son, KeithH orton of Jacksonville, Fla.; parents, Willard and Roberta Horton of Clearwater, Fla.;m other, Peggy Warnke of Elkton, Mich.; sisters, Beth ( Randy) Smith of Melbourne, Fla. and Suzy (Rayinsley of Tallahassee,F L; step-brothers, Gordon Dafoe of Detroit, Mich., R usty and David Phillips of New Mexico, Jeff Phillips of Gainesville, Fla. and Greg (Ginger Tallahassee, Fla.; step-sister,J ennifer Dafoe of Detroit, Mich.; and a host of nieces a nd nephews and many close and devoted friends. He was preceded in death by hisg randparents, Loraine and Henry Harry Horton, M ervin and Evelyn Hoffman and a step-brother, Jeffrey Dafoe. H e returned to college later in life, and as was his nature, graduated with honors in Biology (Florida State University), furthering hisd egree and graduate studies to become a certified Cardiovascular Perfusionist (Ohio state University work in healthcare broughth im to Lakeland, Fla., New Orleans, La., West Palm B each, Fla. and most recently, Fort Smith, Ark. Mikesl ove for life was evident, as most of his leisure time was spent in travel, outdoors, on the water, on his motorcycle, at the beach, at Disney, or ina boat on the river with good friends and family. Amemorial service will be held on Friday, June 1, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. in theS tephenson-Nelson Chapel i n Sebring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL33760. Arrangements have been entrusted to: S tephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Fla. 33870 8 63-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com FLORENCE WILLSEY On Saturday, May 19, 2012, Florence Ellen Willsey let slip the veil between heaven and earth to be with her Lord and Savior. Florence was born on Feb.1 7, 1929, in Cairo, W.Va. to A lbert and Silvia Metz. At t he age of 12, Florence was justified by faith in JesusC hrist, then in her middle t eens felt a need for a deeper relationship with God and through the purification of the Holy Spirit was then sanctified. She went on tog raduate from Gods Bible School and College in Cincinnati, Ohio andr eceived a bachelors degree f rom the University of C incinnati and taught in the p ublic school system for many years. Florence is survived by her husband of almost 45 years, Russell Willsey andb y her son, Timothy Willsey. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Kenneth,D aniel and Everett. She leaves behind her sisters, Gladys and Dorothy; and her brothers, Charles, Glade, John and Rev. Willard Metz,a long with 18 or so nieces and nephews and their children. T he inscription Holiness unto the Lord will be used to signify her life of dedica-t ion to God. Arrangements were hand led by: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home S ebring, Fla. 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, June 1, 2012Page 5A MARTIAL ARTS (pp 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 cornerstone 00020249 A t intermission there will be Coffee an (free d oor prizes. Admission is a $5 donation at the door; soda and water will be available. Everyone is welcome, bring munchies. The fellowship hall is two miles east on County Road 621 off U.S. 27.Zack Shelton with 64 2 in concertAVON PARK Zack Shelton with 64 2 Grayson is coming at 7 p.m. Friday, June 8 for a special concert at First Christian Church in Avon Park. Shelton was an American Idol contestant just a few seasons ago and he made it through several rounds, but d ecided to not Go to H ollywood because of his dedication to the ministry. S helton is attending college i n Kentucky where he is studying to go into the ministry. The church is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 4535334 or e-mail firstchris-t ianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or tor equest information. The c hurch website is w ww.firstcchristianap.com.SFCC offers Zumba classA VON PARK South Florida Community Colleges Community E ducation is offering a highenergy Zumba class this summer at the Highlands Campus, Avon Park. D ance your way to fitness. Zumba is fun and a great way to workout. It is for everyone, any shape or age, from beginners toa dvanced students. The class will held from 5:306:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 5 July 31a t the SFCC Highlands C ampus, 600 W. College Drive. The cost is $78. Preregistration is required. Register inB uilding B at the Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or center. For more information, contact LaurenR edick at 453-6661, 4655300, 773-2252, or 4947 500, ext. 7388 or by email at communityeducation@southflorida.edu.Henscratch Farms plans picnicL AKE PLACID Henscratch Farms at 980 Henscratch Road will host an End of Season Picnic for the community onS aturday. Activities are scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A ctivities include a tour of the winery, where we will have complimentaryw ine tasting with nibbling and free live entertainment b y Fiddle Pickinis scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Ice Cream Shack w ill be open for creamy strawberry shakes, shortcakes and other treats to enjoy with lunch. For lunch, there will be a hotdog lunch with drink andc hips for $3. Guests may tour the farm by strolling through the nine-flagged educational stations, complete a scavenger hunt witht our guide in the country store and feed the 101-plus free range hens. For more information, visit the website: www.henscratch-f arms.com, or call the winery at 699-2060. We are located at 980 Henscratch Road, Lake Placid.M OAA meets Saturday to plan for summer eventsSEBRING Members of the local MilitaryO fficers Association of America (MOAA w ill meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Military Sea Services Museum. A special invitation went out to MOAAmembers to a ttend the first of the summers board meetings. Members are reminded that only board meetings will be held each month. Generalm eetings will resume in August to welcome the J unior ROTC instructors back for the school year. In the meantime, we h ope to outline plans for several events and work on o btaining speakers for our fall luncheons, explained MOAAchapter president r etired Army Major Randy Smith. Continued from page 2A OB ITUARIES CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 enjoyed a wonderful Mothers Day breakfast, and each woman receiveda carnation. Members of the lodge volunteered as cooks, bakers of muffins, and servers. Deanna Lewis and her mother Edna Daniels were among those honored. Sebring Elks host Mothers Day breakfast TALLAHASSEE (APThe Florida Supreme Court says theres no penalty for insurance companies that violate a provision of law requiring hurricane policies toi nclude warnings of large deductibles in oversize type. T he justices on Thursday also ruled customers cannot sue insurers over their failure to comply with that provision and resolveda couple other legal issues in the same case. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal in A tlanta asked the Supreme Court to answer questions of Florida law to help it rule in the c ase. Fla. justices rule on hurricane insure law issues SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096


C M Y K Page 6A N ews-Sun l F riday, June 1, 2012 www.newssun.com


C M Y K n ation reveled Wilson had allegedly leaked confidential information to a suspect and then provided investigators with a series of misleadingi nformation. In April of 2012, the H CSO received information the former detective wasa lleged to have received $5,000 from a fraud victim whose case Wilson was assigned to investigate in 2011. Wilson was reported to have identified the suspect in the case and helped the victim retrieve her stolen property, Hays stated in a pressr elease. Hays stated that Wilson is alleged to have befriended the woman while he worked her case and subsequently used his position of influence to defraud the victim. Wilson then began inviting the victim to attend family functions with him, even taking her out to dinner with his family. As time went on, the victim bought gifts for his family and gave him items that belonged to her deceased husband. Later the victim was approach by Wilson to invest in a deal. He asked for $5,000 and told the victim that he would make an investment in the machinery business. The victim gave Wilson the money and months later learned that there had been no investment and no machinery business, Hays said. Wilson was out on $2,000 bond Wednesday. This is extremely troubles ome, that a member of law enforcement would go to these extremes and take advantage of a vulnerablev ictim for their own personal gain, said Sheriff Susan Benton. I am very disappointed in the behavior of our former detective but am pleased that D etective (Melanie was able to unravel thed eception and bring the matter to a close for this victim. Ia pologize to our community and especially to this victim and I assure you his alleged c onduct is not a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the members of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office. P ublic records for Wilsons arrest report and internal investigation report were not supplied by press time. Kahns parents were the f irst Jewish residents to settle in Sebring. They were instrumental in the creation of the first synagogue on Orange Street. It was GeorgeE Sebring who offered the Kahns the piece of land on which to build a temple. Marvin Kahn wants people to remember how impor-t ant his mother was to the community. He wants people to understand how a history of persecution and oppression helped his parents fightb ack and prevail. And he wants people to be aware of the natural beautya round them, as his parents were. World War I ravaged much o f Europe, unsettling precarious social structures and i nflaming the ever -present anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe. S adie and Mike Kahn fled their homeland of Lithuania a nd arrived in Florida, via Georgia, in early 1922 and 1923 Mike preceding Sadie to Sebring in order to have a home waiting whens he arrived. Their four children were b orn in Highlands County. Dr. Weems delivered all of us, said Marvin Kahn. Wed idnt have a hospital. In the old country ,Mike a nd Sadie, who died in 1979 a t the age of 81, had grown up in a shetetl, a small J ewish community typically comprised of 12 to 30 families, Kahn explained. Lithuania Jews were not allowed access to educationo r to own a business. What truly engaged Mike, h owever, was the agriculture that existed all around him. He grew up wanting tob ecome a farmer. Mike and Sadie wanted more for their f uture children. They made t he trip to America. In Sebring, arriving with n othing and soon having a family of four children, Mike and Sadie had to createa living. This they did with a dry goods store on the firstf loor of the Nan-ces-o-wee Hotel. B ut Mike and Sadie remained focused on agriculture, investing in orangeg roves, and becoming friends with local experts l ike Henry Crutchfield. I n 1943, at the age of 52, Mike went to the doctor withc omplaints of pain in his shoulder. While not young for the era, Mike was a vigorous man, whom nobody expected to die any time soon. Sadly, he surprised everyone, leaving Sadie a widow with a family. T he family came together i n the crisis. Marvins sister, Ruth Kahn Davis thens till in her late teens took over the management of the dry goods store, while her mother looked to the familys agricultural interests. Mama kind of gravitated t o it, said Kahn, becoming a farmer, a gardener. She had g ood insight into how to grow things. M arvin Kahn who s pent much of the interview with his arms crossed over his chest leaning forward tipped back in his chair at this point, lost in memory. Shed drive her Jeep into the deep sand of the groves, he said. Citrus people would come to her and shew ould help with answers to their questions. He smiled, She bought groves and sold groves. I n other words, Sadie Kahn was a player whok new what she was talking about. It was when Marvin Kahn s poke about his mothers contributions to the commun ity, however, that he became most animated.. As a very young immigrant, landing in a settled, small town where everyonek new everyone else, Sadie had felt an outsider. With no English, Marvin Kahn said, his mother looked at thee stablished ladies having t heir parties and wanted to be one of them. While belonging to the community was important,M arvin Kahn said, his mother also looked to solve local problems. I cant count the number of people she helped, said her son. She was a veryc ivic minded lady Back in the 1940s and s, Highlands County wasi solated, Marvin Kahn said. There was no hospital, and people had to go to Tampa f or specialized or critical care. This bothered Sadie, her son said. So she began a campaign t o bring a hospital to Highlands County. That included reaching out toH illsborough County and th e state and federal governments and lobbying intensel y. In order to bring a hospital to the county, Marvin Kahn s aid, my mother made a significant donation, the largest single donation to the h ospital. Now Kahn is making a donation of his own. He hopes people take time to sit quietly in his mothers memorial garden to focus on possibilities. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, June 1, 2012Page 7A PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, 90457-liquor; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 4 4 1 1 Mary E. Clark 3x10.5 color 00020250 Continued from page 1A Kahn Park to be fitting tribute to Sebring pioneer Photo courtesy of the Kahn family Sadie Kahn was born in Lithuania in September of 1898. At the time Jewish families were not allowed to own property or have a business. Sadie Kahn and her husband Mike emigrated to Sebring in the early 20s in order to build a life together. When Mike died at 52 in 1943 Sadie carried on t heir citrus business, becoming a leader in the field. C ontinued from page 1A HCSOcharges former detective with fraud 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.


C M Y K By MIKE SCHNEIDER A ssociated PressORLANDO Physical barriers between trainers andk iller whales are a viable way to prevent hazards to w orkers at SeaWorld, an administrative law judger uled in a decision that also reduced a federal fine against the theme park in a trainers death. Administrative law Judge K en Welsch issued the decision obtained by The Associated Press Wednesday in response to Sea World Orlandos appeal of two cita-t ions issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for the death of Dawn Brancheau in 2010. He said OSHAs recommendation that SeaWorld use the barriers to protect trainers working with killer whales was feasible. The judge also said prohibiting trainers from swimming with killer whales during performances would reduce the risks inherent in working with the animals. There are no known cases of killer whales killing humans in the wild, Welsch wrote. As far as the courtc an tell, all known injuries to humans have occurred f rom interactions with killer whales in pools. SeaWorld had said its safety protocols were sufficient to protect trainers. Thej udge said that while the theme parks safety training program was highly detailed and intensive, it cannot remove the element ofu npredictability inherent in working with killer whales. T he order could prevent trainers from performing with the whales in the water during shows, a move SeaWorld and its trainers have opposed. Theres not an awful lot were going to be able to say about the training, at least beyond the general contours of it, until we have reviewed the decision, said SeaWorld spokesman Fred Jacobs. The judge also reduced OSHAs fine against SeaWorld Orlando to $12,000 from $75,000 and changed a willful citation to serious. Awillful violation indicates an employera cted with intentional disregard or indifference, and that wasnt the case with SeaWorld, the judge wrote. The record demonstrates SeaWorld constantly emphasized safety training and was continuously refining its safety program, Welsch said. B rancheau, a 40-year-old veteran trainer who adored whales, had just finished a show on Feb. 24, 2010, when she began rubbing a 22-foot male whale named Tilikum from a poolsidep latform. He suddenly grabbed her ponytail in his jaws and pulled her in. Witnesses said the whale played with Brancheau like a toy. An autopsy showed she died of drowning and bluntforce trauma to her head, neck and torso. Tilikum also was involved in the death of a trainer at a marine park in British Columbia in 1991. In a separate incident, the body of a man who had sneaked into SeaWorld was found draped over Tilikum in 1999. The m an either jumped, fell or was pulled into the frigid water and died of hypother-m ia, though he was also bruised and scratched by T ilikum. Page 8ANews-SunFriday, June 1, 2012www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 6/1/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 1 1 9 9 Judge says barriers should be used at SeaWorld M CT Trainers work with killer whales at Sea World in Orlando. A judge has said the theme park should use barriers to protect t he trainers. Associated PressWASHINGTON Congress has given itself two more months to come up with long-term solutions for the debt-burdened federal program that provides insurance for homes and businesses in areas subject to flooding. Avoice vote in the House Wednesday extended the life of the National Flood Insurance Program for 60 days, assuring that people in flood-risk areas will continue to have access to the flood insurance they need to close on mortgages or obtain refinancing. The program was slated to expire Thursday. The last full-scale reauthorization of the NFIP, a wing of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, occurred in 2004. Since 2008 the insurance provider has stayed alive through a series of 16 shortterm extensions while lawmakers debate how to restore its fiscal soundness. The NFIPwas largely selffinancing until it was overwhelmed by claims from hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. It now owes nearly $18 billion to the Treasury. Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Ill., chair of the House Financial Services subcommittee on insurance, said she hoped Wednesdays 17th stopgap measure would be the last, because this program is too important to let lapse, and too in-debt to continue without reform. She said Senate leaders had given public and private assurances that they would vote on a long-term extension in June. The House last year passed a five-year extension that allowed for increased premiums and ended some subsidies, but the Senate has been unable to get a companion bill to the floor for a vote. The Senate last week passed the 60-day extension after adding a provision that would gradually eliminate premium rate subsidies for people buying second homes and vacation homes in floodprone areas. Coburn said that could save the program $2.7 billion over 10 years. The NFIPwas created in 1969, partly to fill the gap left by the unwillingness of private insurers to provide flood insurance. It now covers some 5.6 million policyholders in 21,000 flood-prone communities. Fed flood insurance program gets 60-day extension MIAMI (APAhomeless man whose face was mostly chewed off in a bizarre, vicious attack faces a bigger threat from infection thanf rom the injuries themselves, according to experts on facial reconstruction. He will require months of treatment to rebuild his features and be permanently disfigured. T hough gruesome, such severe facial injuries are generally not life threatening. The most serious risk to Ronald Poppo as he remained hospitalized Wednesday were germs thatm ay have been introduced by the bites of the naked man who attacked him. One of the 65-year-olds eyes was also gouged out. The human mouth is basically f ilthy, said Dr. Seth Thaller, the chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Miamis Miller School of Medicine. Its not clear why Poppo was a ttacked Saturday afternoon by 31year-old Rudy Eugene alongside a busy highway. Police have released few details, but surveillance video from a nearby building showsE ugene pulling Poppo from the shade, stripping and pummeling him before appearing to hunch over and then lie on top of him. Awitness described Eugene ripp ing at Poppos face with his mouth and growling at a Miami police officer who ordered him to get off the homeless man. The officer shot and killed Eugene. E ugenes younger brother said he was a sweet person who didnt drink much or use hard drugs. I wish they didnt kill him so he could tell us exactly what happened.T his is very uncharacteristic of him, said the brother, who asked for anonymity to protect his family from harassment. Police union officials representing t he officer said the scene on the MacArthur Causeway was one of the goriest they had ever seen. He had his face eaten down to his goatee. The forehead was just bone.N o nose, no mouth, said Sgt. Armando Aguilar, president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police. The attack was captured by security cameras at The Miami Heraldsh eadquarters. The newspaper posted the uncensored video online late Tuesday (http://hrld.us/N9GlGB It shows a naked Eugene walking west on the sidewalk alongside ano ff-ramp of the causeway. Abicyclist speeds past Eugene just as he turns to something in the shade, in an area obscured by palm trees. A fter a couple minutes, Eugene rolls Poppos body into the sun and begins stripping off his pants and pummeling him. Later, the footage shows Eugene p ull Poppo farther up the sidewalk. Face-chewing victim will have long recovery BOSTON (APAfede ral appeals court Thursday declared that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally denies federal benefits to married gay cou-p les, a ruling all but certain to wind up before the U.S. S upreme Court. In its unanimous ruling, the three-judge panel of the1 st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston said the 1 996 law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman discrimi-n ates against gay couples because it doesnt give them the same rights and p rivileges as heterosexual couples. T he court didnt rule on the laws other politically combustible provision, which said states without same-sex marriage cannotb e forced to recognize gay unions performed in states where its legal. It also wasnt asked to address whether gay couples have a constitutional right to marry. T he law was passed at a time when it appeared Hawaii would legalize gay marriage. Since then, many states have instituted theiro wn bans on gay marriage, while eight states have a pproved it, led by Massachusetts in 2004. The appeals court agreed w ith a lower court judge who ruled in 2010 that the l aw is unconstitutional because it interferes with the right of a state to definem arriage and denies married gay couples federal benefits given to heterosexu al married couples, including the ability to file joint t ax returns. The 1st Circuit said its ruling wouldnt be enforced until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the case,m eaning that same-sex married couples will not be eligible to receive the economic benefits denied by DOMAuntil the high court rules. Court: Heart of gay marriage law unconstitutional


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, June 1, 2012Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000312 TD BANK, N.A., as substituted Plaintiff for MERCANTILE BANK, A DIVISION OF CAROLINA FIRST BANK, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH MERCANTILE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JOEL REVELS, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 5, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 28-2010-CA-000312 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein TD BANK, N.A., is Plaintiff and JOEL REVELS; et al., are Defendant(s I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 20th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 15, Block 135, Leisure Lakes Section Six, according to the Plat recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 37, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Street Address: 1102 Redbird Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 9th day of May, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of Circuit Court BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk June 1, 8, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 11-000921-GCS REGIONS BANK Plaintiff, v s. LARA GROUP, LLC., A-1 MACHINERY CORP., JULIO LARA, MELISSA LARA, CNH CAPITAL AMERICA, LLC., US BANCORP, TEREX CONSTRUCTION AMERICAS, A DIVISION OF TEREX CORPORATION., UNKNOWN TENANT #1, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST LARA GROUP, LLC OR A-1 MACHINERY CORP. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause on May 16, 2012, the undersigned will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at public sale in the Jury Assembly Room, in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 12th day of June, 2012 the following described property, situated in Highlands County, Florida, as set forth in the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure: LEGAL DESCRIPTION Commence at the Southwest (SW Section 34, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida; thence run North 0 degrees 12'30'' East along the Westerly line of said Section 34 for a distance of 1684.35 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 0 degrees 12'30'' East along the last described course for a distance of 274.00 feet to a point; thence run North 86 degrees 11'40'' East for a distance of 294.17 feet to a point on the Westerly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 27; thence run Southeasterly along said Westerly right-of-way line, along a circular curve to the left having for its elements a radius of 8662.37 feet, a central angle of 1 degree 13'17'' for an arc distance of 230.02 feet to the point of line for a distance of 78.05 feet to a point; thence run North 89 degrees 57' 30'' West parallel to the South line of said Section 34 for a distance of 387.66 feet to the Point of Beginning. a/k/a 2400 US Highway 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825. CASE NO.: 11-000921-GCS CERTIFICATE OF TITLE ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE US PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on May 16, 2012. By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Clerk of Highlands County May 25; June 1, 2012 1050L egals NOTICE OF DISPOSITION A CCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF ON JUNE 18, 2012, AT 10:00AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Sarah Deweese 360 Lucito Joseph 227 L orimar Cuencas 207 Craig Overholt 131 Lela Davis 116 Juanita Jervier 109 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDL ORD'S LIEN, MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN CASH. May 25; June 1, 2012 PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 2000 HONDA JH3TE1906YK507723 ON JUNE 13, 2012, AT 9:00AM AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 June 1, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001350 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. ASHLEY FRYE, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling May 25, 2012 Foreclosure sale dated May 24, 2012, and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-001350 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and ASHLEY FRYE, STEVEN M. GUELFF, D.M.D., P.A., Highlands County, are 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 19th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 6 AND ALL OF LOT 7, BLOCK 146, LAKEWOOD TERRACES, SHEET 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 94, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4034 ELSON AVE., SEBRING, FL 33875-4801 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 24th day of May, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk June 1, 8, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F 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. JE. FUTCH CUSTOM HOMES, INC., a Florida corporation, JEFFREY E. FUTCH, an individual, TERRI L. FUTCH, an individual, and ANY UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION, Defendants. RE-SCHEDULE OF 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 JE. 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 19th day of June, 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 May 4, 2012. CLERK OF COURT BOB GERMAINE (SEAL By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak DEPUTY CLERK June 1, 8, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-185 IN RE: ESTATE OF RICHARD J. UTZINGER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Richard J. Utzinger, deceased, whose date of death was December 21, 2011, and whose social security number is 391-28-3124, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867. 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 persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 25, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Michael R. Utzinger 1004 Duke St. Rice Lake, WI 54868 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Keith Wadsworth E-Mail Address: kwadsworth@petersonmyers.com Florida Bar No. 049440 Peterson & Myers, P.A. 100 W. Stuart Ave. Lake Wales, FL 33853 Telephone: 863-676-7611 May 25; June 1, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-000460GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE, FOR CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-13 Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS FORT; ALLIE L. FORT; HIGLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNKNOWN PERSON(S POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 12, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-000460GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-13 is Plaintiff and THOMAS FORT; ALLIE L. FORT; UNKNOWN PERSON(S SUBJECT PROPERTY; HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 12th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 8 OF A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF LAKE BLUE ESTATES, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 47, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.A 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 13th day of March, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Fl 33870, Phone No. (863 ceipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). May 25; June 1, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 10000336GCS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MIRTA S. MIGNONE A/K/A MIRTA H. MIGNONE; MIKE MIGNONE, et. al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 20, 2012, and entered in Case No. 10000336GCS 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 MIRTA S. MIGNONE A/K/A MIRTA H. MIGNONE; MIKE MIGNONE are the Defendant(s The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on June 20, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13, BLOCK B, SEBRING PARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, 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. Dated this 21st day of March, 2012. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk Dated this 21st day of March, 2012 Important In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (8632 your receipt of this (describe notice hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. June 1, 8, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA G ENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11000755GCS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWID HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. LAZARA ROBERT, et. al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 19, 2012, and entered in Case No. 11000755GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, is the Plaintiff and LAZARA ROBERT; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendant(s Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on June 19, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 56, BLOCK 10, OF ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT NO. 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 23rd day of May, 2012. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk Important In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (8632 your receipt of this (describe notice hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. June 1, 8, 2012 1050L egals NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW P URSUANT TO SECTION 865.09 FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage inbusiness under the fictitious name of PHOTOFOOLERY located at P.O. Box 4094, in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33871-4094, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 29th day of May, 2012. Kathy S. Doerr June 1, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: FC-12-103 MARIA M. AYALA, Petitioner; and, VINCENTE AGUIRRE, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Vincente Aguirre YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to: Maria M. Ayala, Petitioner, 1857 N. Homeric Road, Avon Park, Florida 33825, on or before June 22, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on Petitioner, or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. DATED: May 16, 2012 ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ As Deputy Clerk May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-195 IN RE: ESTATE OF GENEVA POTTER a/k/a GENEVA G. POTTER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS T he administration of the estate of Geneva Potter a/k/a Geneva G. Potter, deceased, whose date of death was January 25, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South 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 persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 25, 2012. Personal Representative: Gregory T. Elam 113 Brookview Drive Nicholasville, KY 40356 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 By: /s/ E. Mark Breed III E. MARK BREED III Florida Bar No. 338702 E-mail Address: breednunn@bnpalaw.com May 25; June 1, 2012 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads placed under the Bargain Buys discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. The customer can list a set for 1 price, i.e. Bedroom set ... $100 isa llowed; Chairs (22o list an ad stating Each, the ad must be charged at the non-discounted rate, using the Open Rate pricing. No commercial items are allowed to be placed under our Bargain Buys specials. Items must be common household items. Ads for Pets, stating Free to Good Home, are allowed to be placed under the Bargain Buy category. Index1000 Announcements 2000 Employment 3000 Financial 4000 Real Estate 5000 Mobile Homes 6000 Rentals 7000 Merchandise 8000 Recreation 9000 TransportationVISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: n ewssun.com 863-314-9876 DEADLINES Publication Place by: Wednesday. . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Monday Friday . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Wednesday Sunday. . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Friday All fax deadlines are 1 hour earlier. Important: The publisher reserves the right to censor, r eclassify, revise, edit or reject any classified advertisement not meeting our standards. We accept only standard abbreviations and required proper punctuation. ClassifiedA DJUSTMENTS Please check your ad for errors the first day it appears since the News-Sun will not be responsible for incorrect ads after the first day of publication. If you find an error. call the classified department immediately at 314-9876. The publisher assumes no financial responsibility for errors or for omission of copy. Liability shall not exceed the cost of that portion of space occupied by such error. Cancellations: When a cancellation is called in, a KILL number will be given to you. This number is very important and must be u sed if ad failed to cancel. All ads cancelled prior to scheduled expiration date will be billed for complete run unless a KILL number can be provided. ADD A BORDER ATTENTION GETTER LOGO For Just A Little More And Make Your Ad Pop! AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 eachM ISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$175 0( additional lines $3 each)R EAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 1050Legals 1050LegalsHaving something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 314-9876


C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, June 1, 2012www.newssun.com N OTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST HEARING NO. 1717 Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS COUNTY Board of A djustment on the 12th day of June, 2012, beginning at 3:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the County Commissioners Board Room, Highlands County Government Center Building, 600 South Commerce A ve., Sebring, Florida, to consider a variance request to allow for a 6.5 and 6.9 foot side yard setback instead of t he required 7.5 feet for an existing mobile home, within the area described as follows: approximately 0.24 acre p arcel located on Lake Drive East between Stuart Road and Omahundra Street, south of Lake Sirena; the address b eing 986 Lake Drive East, Lake Placid, Florida; and leg ally described as follows: Lots 9, 12, 13 and 16, Block H of LAKE GROVES SUBDIVISION, according to the plat t hereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Pages 36 and 37, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. A ny person or persons interested or affected by this change are invited to attend this hearing. You may subm it comments in writing to the attention of Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervisor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 3 3871-1926, or you may call (863 information. Please reference the above hearing number when calling or writing. A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT THE TIME AND PLACE SPECIFIED ABOVE. A NY PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THIS COMMITTEE/GROUP, IN PUBLIC HEARING O R MEETING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT, FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD WILL INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE UPON THE BASIS OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S DISABILITY STATUS. THIS NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY INVOLVES EVERY ASPECT OF THE THE BOARD'S FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING ONE'S ACCESS TO, PARTICIPATION, EMPLOYMENT OR TREATMENT IN ITS PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES. ANYONE REQUIRING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OR SECTION 286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, SHOULD CONTACT MRS. MELISSA BRUNS, ADA COORDINATOR AT 863-402-6509 (VOICE E-MAIL: MBRUNS@HCBCC.ORG REQUEST FOR CART OR INTERPRETER SERVICES SHOULD BE MADE AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE TO PERMIT COORDINATION OF THE SERVICE. ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE PLANNING & ZONING AND THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY MEETING. ONE OR MORE LAKE PLACID TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING. Jim Brooks, Chairman May 27; June 1, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING F OR A VARIANCE REQUEST H EARING NO. 1716 Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC HEARING w ill be held before the HIGHLANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the 12th day of June, 2012, beginning at 3:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the County Commissioners Board Room, Highlands County G overnment Center Building, 600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida, to consider a variance request to allow for a 24.8 foot front yard setback, and a 24.4 and 24.7 foot rear yard setback instead of the required 25 feet; a 14.3 corner setback instead of the required 15 feet; and an undersized mobile home of 430.68 square f eet instead of the required 600 square feet for an existing m obile home, within the area described as follows: approximately 0.1 acre parcel located on the corner of Lawr ence Avenue and Muriel Street, northeast of Sebring; the a ddress being 223 Lawrence Avenue, Sebring, Florida; and legally described as follows: Lot 12, Block 414 of H ILLCREST HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, according to the plat t hereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 5, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. A ny person or persons interested or affected by this c hange are invited to attend this hearing. You may submit comments in writing to the attention of Linda Conr ad, Zoning Supervisor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-1926, or you may call (863 information. Please reference the above hearing number w hen calling or writing. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. A LL INTERESTED PERSONS MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT THE TIME AND PLACE SPECIFIED ABOVE. ANY PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THIS COMMITTEE/GROUP, IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEETING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT HE OR SHE WILL N EED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT, FOR S UCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS M ADE, WHICH RECORD WILL INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY A ND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. T HE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE UPON THE BASIS OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S DISABILITY STATUS. THIS NON-DISC RIMINATORY POLICY INVOLVES EVERY ASPECT OF THE T HE BOARD'S FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING ONE'S ACCESS TO, PARTICIPATION, EMPLOYMENT OR TREATMENT IN I TS PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES. ANYONE REQUIRING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AS PROVIDED FOR IN T HE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OR SECTION 2 86.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, SHOULD CONTACT MRS. MELISSA BRUNS, ADA COORDINATOR AT 863-402-6509 ( VOICE), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE 711, OR BY E-MAIL: MBRUNS@HCBCC.ORG REQUEST FOR CART OR INTERPRETER SERVICES SHOULD BE MADE AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE TO PERMIT COORDINATION OF THE SERVICE. O NE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY BE PRES ENT AT THE PLANNING & ZONING AND THE LOCAL P LANNING AGENCY MEETING. O NE OR MORE LAKE PLACID TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING. J im Brooks, Chairman M ay 27; June 1, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING F OR A VARIANCE REQUEST H EARING NO. 1715 Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC HEARING w ill be held before the HIGHLANDS COUNTY Board of Adj ustment on the 12th day of June, 2012, beginning at 3 :00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the C ounty Commissioners Board Room, Highlands County Government Center Building, 600 South Commerce Ave., S ebring, Florida, to consider a variance request to allow f or a 24.7 and 16.7 foot rear yard setback instead of the r equired 25 feet for an existing dwelling, within the area d escribed as follows: an approximate 0.44 acre parcel loc ated on Creekside Drive, west of CR 635 and north of H aw Branch Road; the address being 3701 Creekside D rive, Sebring, Florida; and legally described as follows: L ot 164, Oak Brook, according to the plat thereof as rec orded in Plat Book 15, Page 138, of the Public Records o f Highlands County, Florida. Any person or persons interested or affected by this c hange are invited to attend this hearing. You may subm it comments in writing to the attention of Linda Conrad, Z oning Supervisor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 3 3871-1926, or you may call (863 i nformation. Please reference the above hearing number when calling or writing. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. A LL INTERESTED PERSONS MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD A T THE TIME AND PLACE SPECIFIED ABOVE. ANY PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION M ADE BY THIS COMMITTEE/GROUP, IN PUBLIC HEARING O R MEETING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT, FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS M ADE, WHICH RECORD WILL INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY A ND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE UPON THE BASIS OF A NY INDIVIDUAL'S DISABILITY STATUS. THIS NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY INVOLVES EVERY ASPECT OF THE THE BOARD'S FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING ONE'S ACCESS TO, PARTICIPATION, EMPLOYMENT OR TREATMENT IN I TS PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES. ANYONE REQUIRING REAS ONABLE ACCOMMODATION AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OR SECTION 286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, SHOULD CONTACT MRS. MELISSA B RUNS, ADA COORDINATOR AT 863-402-6509 (VOICE VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE 711, OR BY E-MAIL: M BRUNS@HCBCC.ORG REQUEST FOR CART OR INTERPRETER SERVICES SHOULD BE MADE AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE TO PERMIT COORDINATION OF THE S ERVICE. ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE PLANNING & ZONING AND THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY MEETING. O NE OR MORE LAKE PLACID TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING. J im Brooks, Chairman May 27; June 1, 2012 1050L egals Classified ads get fast results DUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, June 1, 2012Page 11A Call 385-6155 and a Sales Representative will be glad to assist you!2007 RORUTRAILER by INDIAN RIVER 2 Axle easy loose hookup, GVWR 3500 lbs., 20' 6"Long/ 6' 9" Wide/ 5' 6" High. $2000 OBO Call 863-414-0599 9220Utility TrailersSUZUKI QUADSPORT250 4 Wheeler. 2006. Like New. Excel cond. $2500. 863-471-2776 9100M otorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation 8000 R ecreation SHIH TZUPUPPIES FOR SALE 1 Boy & 3 girls, had their vaccines. 2 black & white and 2 brindle. $300. Home number 863-382-3808 or Cell 863-446-4218.NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING SAT.Only 8 1pm. 8016 Granada Rd. Multi-Family. Washer, household items, Infant & children's items boys & girls. Men's & Women's Clothes, accessories & books. SEBRING -317 Brant Ave. off Heron St., Sat. June 2, 6:30 am ? End tables, books, household items, walker, bedspread & Much More! Serving Coffee & Doughnut holes. AVON PARK*RIVER GREENS* 3020 Twin Lakes Dr, Follow Balloons. 3 family-Downsizing. Sat. June 2, 8am -? Close out of New Jewelry, Doll collection-furniture-Local artist paintings. Collectibles, Unique finds and electronics. HUGE DON'T MISS THIS ONE!! LAKE PLACIDNeighbor Garage Sale. Sat. 7 ?. Leisure Lakes. Something for Everyone! 7320Garage &Yard Sales 7320Garage &Y ard Sales WESTERN BOOTSMen's Real Leather. Size 8.5D. Perfect cond. $30 Call 863-453-3104 TV 32"Sylvania (not a flat screen Great Picture. $35. obo 863-382-9762 or 863-253-9440 JEWELRY -All Types / Assorted. $99. 863-414-7412 CHAIR ONWHEELS Use as desk, porch etc. Many uses. (cash 863-471-2502 BED -New Roll-away, never used. Has fitted sheets with it. (cash 863-471-2502 ANTIQUE -Horse Collar Mirror w/ brass & wood. Haines attached ea. side Beautiful! $65. 863-402-2285 5 OLDPower Tools Belt sander, Recip saw, Planer, Router, 1/2" drill. All for $100. 863-402-2285 3 1LB.ROLLS / SILVER SOLDER / Lead Free $30. 863-402-2285 2004 HONDASHADOW 760CC / 25,000 miles. $100. 863-414-8412 12 SCRUBTops Floral print & 4 Scrub B ottoms blue solid. Like new cond. XL size. All for $20. 863-402-2285 7310Bargain BuysSEBRING -IN HOME SALE! Pick & Choose or Wholesale. 3 4' X 8' Tables full of Tools, Household Items & More. Call for appoint 863-471-0352 (No garage or yard sales allowed 7300M iscellaneousOCTAGON TABLE/ GLASS TOP / Pewter Base with 4 Padded Swivel Chairs on Rollers. $350. 863385-6214 7180FurnitureREMODELING SALE!DISHWASHER 3 yrs. old Kenmore, Ultra Wash Quiet Guard Deluxe. Like New! $175 Call 863-471-3257 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseAVON PARKLarge Retail/Office Building, 100 E. Main St. A MUST SEE! 863-295-9272 6750Commercial Rental SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. RENTED!!!! LAKE PLACID SYLVAN SHORES Newer, Clean 3/2, 1 car garage. Non smokers. $825/mo. 863-465-3838 or 863-441-2844 6300U nfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Furnished 2/1, appliances, A/C. $600/mo. + $50 water. 863-465-1354. 6250F urnished Houses B EAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING2BR/1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, bldg. 5 yrs. new. RENTED!!! AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 SEBRING -1BR, 1BA. T ile floors, fresh paint. Includes water. $395/mo. C all Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsPLACID LAKESDuplex 2BR, 2BA Nicely Furnished / Immaculate, C/H/A, near Golf & Fishing. Monthly/yearly. 863-699-0045 6050D uplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals VENUS -New 4BR/2BA (jacuzzi in Master) A/C, tile, W/D, porch, w/option 20 acres. 8 horse barn, privacy fence, 1 bl. from Hwy 27. 731 CR 201. 7 86-370-2778 55 +PARK Rent with option to buy. Many Mobiles to choose from. 2 BR, 1BA, Nice Fully furnished in Oakridge M.H.P $525 Mo. W/S/G, pickup & lawn care included. Call 863-385-1754 5150Mobile HomesFor RentPALM HARBORVILLAGE New Homes Start at $39,900 5K for your used Mobile Home Any Condition! 8 00-622-2832 ext 210 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING OWNERMUST SELL! Building Lots in Spring Lake, a Golf Community. Owner will finance, no credit check. Only $5K with $500 down. 1/4 acre & larger. Call Owner 772-343-9602 or 772-237-5367 4220L ots for SaleINCREDIBLE HISTORICALRENTAL Property off Circle, around the corner from Lake Jackson. All Contents, Oil Paintings, Antiques & Good China. Everything included. 2 Buildings & 1 Sm. House. Private entrance. For info., Call 863-414-7864 4200Income &Investment Prop. 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial TEAM &SOLO DRIVERS. I mmediate 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 TEACHERS NEEDEDFor Christian Pre-School in Avon Park. F/T. Exp. Preferred. P/T Art & Music Teacher positions also available. 863-443-2344 Leave Message. SEBRING LARGESENIOR APARTMENT COMMUNITY SEEKING Apartment Manager. Duties incl: Marketing, Budgeting and Consumer Service, Strong Computer skills a must. Send Resume to: lpaolo@wrhrealty.com EOE ROOFERS NEEDED.Must have valid drivers license. Experience a plus, but not necessary. Full time position. Salary will depend on experience. Applications are available at 44 Commercial Blvd., Lake Placid. PILE DRIVER/CARPENTERfor new construction site of SR 721, Lorida, Fl. 863-644-6826. EOE. EMPLOYEE NEEDEDFor Construction Company in Avon Park F/T, Exp. Preferred. Transportation, background check, references and periodic drug tests are required. Call 863-453-0660 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 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentOUTGOING LADY(50 blonde hair, brown eyes, likes dining out, movies, boating, fishing and comp anionship. Wants to meet gentleman (55-70 Send photo & phone no., with brief info about yourself. Lonely In Sebring, P.O. Box 7996, Sebring, Fl 33872 1150PersonalsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first d ay 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 1100Announcements Classified ads get fast results LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 12-238 ROGER VANHAITSMA as Trustee of The Roger VanHaitsma Trust Dated December 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 u nknown 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 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, YOU 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 & NUNN ALLEE, 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 FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282011CA000733XXXXXX THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-OA21, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-0A21, Plaintiff, vs JOHNNY HARRISON; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated M arch 20, 2012, entered in Case No. 282011CA000733XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-OA21, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-0A21, is the Plaintiff and JOHNNY HARRISON; 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 20th day of June, 2012, at 11:00 am, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 4304 AND ALL OF LOTS 4305 AND 4306, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 14, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on March 21, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak AS DEPUTY CLERK June 1, 8, 2012HIGHLANDS CO. SHERIFFS DEPT. 2X3 AD # 00020168 DUMMY 2012 MEMORIAL DAY CONTEST 3X5 AD # 00020258AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00020237 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00020236 RIDGE AREA ARC 1X3 AD # 00020238


C M Y K Page 12ANews-SunFriday, June 1, 2012www.newssun.com C OMCAST-NNN; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main, business; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 0 0 2 2 7 7


C M Y K SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, June 1, 2012 Page 3B News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN L ou Martinez watches his second-inning home run soar in Goin Postals City Tournament win over Publix Wednesday. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Daniel Simons held down Glissons Wednesday night, and also belted a home run, in Pool Paradises 13-5 win. By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun Correspondent S EBRING Publix had a bit of a confidence boost as t hey beat out the Devtech Burners 5-3 on Tuesday and took carried confidence with them as they prepared for their next game. However, fresh off their own win for the league season championship and an undefeated season, beating out GoinPostal was going to be no walk in the park as the two went head-to-head Wednesday night in City Tournament play at the Max Long Recreational Complex. In the end, it was Goin Postal who saw the win in their favor, 7-3. The first couple of innings relied primarily on defense, as the only run scored would be by Lou Martinez as he blasted a solo home run in the bottom of the second. In the top of the third, P ublix would rally back with a two-RBI single from Alex G omez that brought in teammates David DeGenaro and L uis Lugo to flip the scoreboard 2-1. GoinPostal responded with two more runs of their own in the bottom of the inning with an RBI single from Gerig Blackman to bring in Jordan Acevedo. Martinez then drew a walk with the bases loaded to regain the lead at 3-2, at which time GoinPostal prepared to send out relief pitcher Tyler Farmer for the fourth inning. Publixs Lugo proceeded to offer up an RBI single in the top of the fourth, clinching a tie at 3-3. It was not until the top of the fifth that GoinPostal was able to earn back the lead. Crossing the plate would be Blackman who drew a walk and Farmer who too k one for the team to put twom en on and later two men in as Martinezs double cleared t he bases. Gomex was then sent to the mound for Publix, yet the GoinPostal threats would not dwindle as Adam Greenslade and Jay Bible ripped two more RBI hits to put the score at 7-3. When our team has been down during the season the kids have never given up and they just keep their hearts in the game and its great, reflected GoinPostal head coach Adam Greenslade. s been fun coaching them because they dont give up at all and it pays off in the end And indeed they did not, both team defenses fought until the final out, which would see the final tally at 73 with a win for GoinPostal. e started out slow and after the first two innings we had a few errors, and after Goin Postal pushes past Publix G oin Postal7Publix3 By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressMIAMI Rajon Rondo posted a stat line never before seen in NBAplayoff history. He was on the court for every second of a game that finished more than three hours after it started. He scored more points in a single overtime than anyone this season. His night was called incredible, amazing and unbelievable and that was by the Miami Heat. And when it was over, Rondo could only express disappointment that the Boston Celtics needed more. LeBron James scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored eight of his 23 points in overtime and the Heat took a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals with a 115-111 win over the Celtics on Wednesday night, overcoming what will surely go down as the best game of Rondos career to move within six wins of an NBAtitle. e lost, Rondo said, shrugging off talk of the historical ramifications of his night. Simple as that. Rondos final numbers: 44 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds. He scored all 12 of Bostons overtime points, giving the Celtics the lead three times, only to have the Heat answer each of those. And when he finally missed in the extra session on a play where Rondo said he got struck in the face by Wade then and only then could Miami put Boston away. Game 3 is Friday night in Boston, where the Celtics will try to make this a series. No Celtics team has successfully rallied from an 02 hole since 1969. He really played his heart out and carried the load for us offensively Celtics forward Paul Pierce said. He shot the ball, did everything possible you could ask for in him. You just hate to see an effort like that really go to waste. Mario Chalmers scored 22 points for Miami, which got 13 points, 11 rebounds and three assists off the bench from Udonis Haslem. The entire Celtics bench combined for seven points, five rebounds and one assist. Miami trailed by 15 points in the first half, making this the largest deficit the Heat have overcome to win a playoff game in their history. Miami had rallied from 14 points down to win twice before in the postseason, one of those being the game that clinched the 2006 NBAtitle. There just cant be any other way with this team, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. And it has to be the hard way The Heat won on a night where so many things Rondos effort included suggested that they were in going to be in trouble. There was the big early Heat overcome Rondo, top Boston 115-111 in Game 2 See HEAT, Page 4B See DIXIE, Page 4B B y DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Its an old baseball adage, when a team is on a hitting barrage save some for the next game! Well, Glissons Animal Supply Inc. didnt heed that sugges-t ion quite so well i n falling Wednesday to Pool Paradise. After making quick work of Lake Placids Lockhart Service Center in Tuesdays opening game o f the Dixie Boys City Tournament, by an 18-0 count, Glissons just didnt have enough Wednesday. ouve just got to tip your cap to them, Glissons head coach Ed Crouch said. Daniel (Simons game and kept us off balance. Things started out seemingly well, however, as D.J. McPhail started the game with a single to right and SethC annady soon sent a hard shot headed for left. But shortstop Trey Frazier slid sideways to snare the hot grounder, shuffled over to second and fired to first for a doub le play. Josh Crouch followed with a towering home run to center, but Simons got the next out to end the inning. That kind of set the tone, Pool Paradise head coach Dean Frazier said. e get one of their best hitters to hit into a double play, and from there, Daniel just pitched really well. The offense then picked up on that momentum shifta s Jordan Austin singled to l eft, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and came in when Frazier reached on an error. Jimmy Peck that plastered one over the fence in left and it was a 3-1 lead after one. S imons retired the side in order in the top of the second and the Paradise bats went back to work. With two out, Frazier walked and moved to third on Pecks single to right. Both trotted their way home when Simons helped his own cause with a homer to right, pushing the lead to 6-1. It was another one, two, three inning in the top of the third, with two strike outs, before another three runs came across in the bottom of the frame. Michael Ford singled to center and after advancing while the next two batters went down on strikes, came in when Wyatt Cordell reached on an error. Austin the ripped one to right and used his blazing s peed to make it an insidethe-park home run, making Pool Paradise makes a splash Pool Paradise13Glissons5 By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comIt was a tough choice, obviously. Continue to be one of the top players among his peers, or take a step up predominantly sit. The choice that was made wasnt so obvious as Evere tt Hurst opted for the latter. He could have stayed with his own age group, or played with the older kids and pretty much take a seat, Hursts mother Crystal Sutton said. He just thought it would be good for him to play up a level to improve. And thus Hurst was a part of last years Dixie World Series Championship team, though he didnt exactly stand out amongst the heavyhitting, older boys. But the experience gained, the competition faced, certainly did pay off. After that, coach (Dean find a travel team for his age group (12-and-underso we started searching, Sutton said. Hurst hooked up with t he Hurst in demand See HURST, Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Everett Hurst has made the most of a learning experience and now finds himself in demand. See POOL, Page 4B


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. Also, $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.F lag FootballSEBRING The Highlands County F amily YMCAis conducting a sign up for The YMCA/Eagle Youth Flag Football L eague. R egistrations are for ages 5-15 years of a ge. For questions call 382-9622.SFCC Volleyball CampsAVON PARK The summer season is r ight around the corner, which means plenty of opportunities for aspiring area volleyball 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 held, in addition to two sand volleyball camps. Four-day indoor camps will be offered Monday through Thursday, June 25-28,J uly 9-12 and July 30-Aug. 2. E ach 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. Cost for the indoor camps are $100 per week, or $30 per daily session. Out 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. T o register, go to w ww.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 .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 attendees 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 at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, and attendees will also perform at a Sebring football game. Cost 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 is open to the public with availability Mondays through Thursdays from 67:30 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 sessio n. 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.APHS Summer Cheer ClinicAVONPARK The Red Devil Cheerleaders will be hosting a summer cheer clinic Monday through Thursday, June 11-14. E ach day, the clinic will run from 9 a .m.-Noon in the Avon Park High School gym, for aspiring cheerleaders from age 4 through eighth grade. Cost is $40, with additional children from same family costing $25. Lunch and a camp T-shirt will be provided and all clinic cheerleaders are invited to perform at the Devils first home f ootball game this upcoming season. For any questions, or more information, contact Tammy Williams at 4147660 or Rose Kirby at 452-4311.HGMS Basketball CampSEBRING Hill Gustat Middle School (HGMSfering a fundamental basketball camp during the summer designed for players of all levels and experience. Offensive and defensive fundamentals will be emphasized as well as individual skills such as ball-handling, shooting,r ebounding, passing, reading and reacting offense, as well as reading and reacting defense will also be highlighted. The Camp will be held June 11-15 at t he Hill Gustat Middle School Gymnasium. T he Cost of the Camp is $30 and can be p aid by cash, check or money order to HGMS. Deadline for registration is Friday, June 1. Participants can be young men or ladies just finishing 3rd thru 8th grade. Each participant must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 to participate and must bring a copy of their last report card to the first day of camp. Scheduled times for the camp is as follows: 3rd thru 5th graders 8:30 11:30 a.m. and 6th thru 8th graders will be 14 p.m. If you are interested in registering, please go to the HGMS School office by June 1 to fill out the registration form and pay your fee. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Coach Nick Brooks at (850or by email at nbrooks4726@comcast.net .Purple Heart Golf ScrambleSEBRING Harder Hall Country Club will be the site of the Saturday, June 9, Military Order of Purple Heart Golf Scramble. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Awards will be presented for closest to the pin. Cohan Radio Group is sponsoring a $2,000 Hole-in-One prize. Mulligans, door prizes and 50/50 drawing will also be a part of the event's activities. Agrilled lunch will follow the tournament for each participant. Cold refreshments will be available on the golf course. For more information, contact Harry Marsh, 655-1982 or Fred Arbelo, 4657074. Come out and support. Checks may be mailed to the Military Order Purple Heart, P. O. Box 8201, Sebring, FL33875. If you received a Purple Heart from injuries sustained while in the U.S. Military, you are eligible to join the MOPH. The yearly dues are very low. Meetings are held on Saturdays so as not to conflict with any other activities. For more information, contact Commander Fred Arbelo or Harry Marsh, or write to the above address.Elks Golf TournamentSEBRING The Sebring Elks Lodge No. 1529 monthly golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club on Monday, June 4, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Note the change in start time this month due to Inter-club matches at the same course. Cost is $25 which includes golf, cart, a lunch buffet with multiple choices and the prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com or leave a message on 471-3295. Check in no later than 7:40 a.m. in the Pro Shop. CONFERENCE FINALSE ASTERN CONFERENCEMiami 2, Boston 0 Monday: Miami 93, Boston 79 Wednesday: Miami 115, Boston 111, OT Friday, June 1: Miami at Boston, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3: Miami at Boston, 8:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 5: Boston at Miami, 8:30 p.m. x-Thursday, June 7: Miami at Boston, 8:30 p.m. x-Saturday, June 9: Boston at Miami, 8:30 p.m.WESTERN CONFERENCESan Antonio 2, Oklahoma City 0 Sunday: San Antonio 101, Oklahoma City 98 Tuesday: San Antonio 120, Oklahoma City 111 Thursday, May 31: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m. Saturday, June 2: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. x-Monday: June 4: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 6: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m. x-Friday, June 8: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m.STANLEY CUP FINALSLos Angeles 1, New Jersey 0 Wednesday: Los Angeles 2, New Jersey 1, OT Saturday, June 2: Los Angeles at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Monday, June 4: New Jersey at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 6: New Jersey at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. x-Saturday, June 9: Los Angeles at New Jersey, 8 p.m. x-Monday, June 11: New Jersey at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 13: Los Angeles at New Jersey, 8 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Baltimore2922.569 Tampa Bay2922.569 New York2723.540112Toronto2724.5292 Boston2624.520212Central Division WLPctGB Chicago2922.569 Cleveland2723.540112Detroit2327.460512Kansas City2128.4297 Minnesota1832.3601012West Division WLPctGB Texas3120.608 Los Angeles2626.500512Seattle2330.4349 Oakland2229.4319 ___ Tuesdays Games Kansas City 8, Cleveland 2 Toronto 8, Baltimore 6 Chicago White Sox 7, Tampa Bay 2 Boston 6, Detroit 3 Seattle 10, Texas 3 Minnesota 3, Oakland 2 L.A. Angels 5, N.Y. Yankees 1 Wednesdays Games Kansas City 6, Cleveland 3 Chicago White Sox 4, Tampa Bay 3 Minnesota 4, Oakland 0 Toronto 4, Baltimore 1 Boston 6, Detroit 4 Seattle 21, Texas 8 N.Y. Yankees 6, L.A. Angels 5 Thursdays Games Detroit at Boston, late Fridays Games Minnesota (Pavano 2-4 (D.Lowe 6-3 N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 6-2 (Crosby 0-0 Boston (Buchholz 4-2oronto (H.Alvarez 3-4 Baltimore (W.Chen 4-1) at Tampa Bay (Price 6-3 Oakland (Colon 4-5 (F.Paulino 2-1), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 4-4) at Chicago White Sox (Peavy 6-1 Texas (Lewis 4-3 (Williams 5-2LEAGUE LEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Konerko, CHW1763167.381 Hamilton, TEX1823967.368 Trumbo, LAA1552254.348 Jeter, NYY2112871.336 Jackson, DET1362945.331 Ortiz, BOS1893561.323 Beltre, TEX1822858.319 Fielder, DET1922961.318 Cabrera, DET2032764.315 HOME RUNS Hamilton, TEX21 Encarnacion, TOR17 Granderson, NYY16 Dunn, CHW16 Jones, BAL16 Reddick, OAK14 Ortiz, BOS12 Bautista, TOR12 RUNS BATTED IN Hamilton, TEX57 Encarnacion, TOR42 Cabrera, DET41 Dunn, CHW37 Butler, KC35 Willingham, MIN35 Ortiz, BOS35 WON-LOST Darvish, TEX7-2 15 tied6 STRIKEOUTS Verlander, DET82 Hernandez, SEA75 Shields, T-B74 Scherzer, DET72 Sabathia, NYY69 Darvish, TEX66 Haren, LAA66 Peavy, CHW64NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Washington2921.580 Miami2922.56912New York2823.549112Atlanta2824.5382 Philadelphia2725.5193 Central Division WLPctGB Cincinnati2822.560 St. Louis2724.529112Pittsburgh2525.5003 Houston2228.4406 Milwaukee2228.4406 Chicago1832.36010 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles3218.640 San Francisco2724.529512Arizona2328.451912Colorado2029.4081112San Diego1735.32716 ___ Tuesdays Games Chicago Cubs 5, San Diego 3 Cincinnati 8, Pittsburgh 1 N.Y. Mets 6, Philadelphia 3 Atlanta 5, St. Louis 4 Miami 3, Washington 1 Milwaukee 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 San Francisco 3, Arizona 1 Wednesdays Games Chicago Cubs 8, San Diego 6 Pittsburgh 2, Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia 10, N.Y. Mets 6 Atlanta 10, St. Louis 7 Miami 5, Washington 3 Colorado 13, Houston 5 Milwaukee 6, L.A. Dodgers 3 Arizona 4, San Francisco 1 Thursdays Games Houston at Colorado, late Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, late Fridays Games Atlanta (Minor 2-4ashington (Strasburg 5-1 Miami (Buehrle 5-4 (K.Kendrick 1-4 St. Louis (Wainwright 4-5) at N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 2-2 Cincinnati (Leake 1-5 (Happ 4-4 Pittsburgh (Correia 1-5 (Wolf 2-4), 8:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 7-1 Colorado (Outman 0-1 Arizona (Miley 6-1 (Richard 2-6 Chicago Cubs (Maholm 4-3 Francisco (Bumgarner 5-4LEAGUE LEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cabrera, SF2093878.373 Wright, NYM1703262.365 Ethier, LAD1832761.333 Furcal, STL1983766.333 Molina, STL1742658.333 Prado, ATL1903363.332 McCutchen, PIT1722857.331 Votto, CIN1693055.325 Gonzalez, COL1864160.323 HOME RUNS Beltran, STL15 Braun, MIL14 Gonzalez, COL13 Stanton, MIA13 Kemp, LAD12 Bruce, CIN11 Pence, PHL11 RUNS BATTED IN Ethier, LAD44 Beltran, STL42 Gonzalez, COL41 Stanton, MIA39 Braun, MIL36 LaRoche, WAS35 Freeman, ATL35 Holliday, STL34 WON-LOST Hamels, PHL8-1 Lynn, STL8-1 Capuano, LAD7-1 Dickey, NYM7-1 Gonzalez, WAS7-1 Miley, ARI6-1 13 tied5 STRIKEOUTS Gonzalez, WAS79 Hamels, PHL72 Strasburg, WAS70 A. Sanchez, MIA67 Cain, SF66 Samardzija, CHC65 Lincecum, SF64 Kershaw, LAD64 SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Baltimore at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . C hicago Cubs at San Francisco . . . . . . . . W W G G N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . B altimore at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 4 4 p p . m m . Seattle at Chicago White Sox . . . . . . . . . W W G G N N 7 7 p p . m m . Regional Cincinnati at Houston, N.Y. . . Yankees at Detroit or Minnesota at Cleveland . . . . . . . F F O O X X N N B B A A P P L L A A Y Y O O F F F F S S F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . M iami at Boston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . San Antonio at Oklahoma City. . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TU U E E F F A A E E U U R R O O P P E E A A N N C C H H A A M M P P I I O O N N S S H H I I P P F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . Poland vs. Greece . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Russia vs. Czech Republic . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 : : 4 4 5 5 a a . m m . N etherlands vs. Denmark . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Germany vs. Portugal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NN N H H L L S S T T A A N N L L E E Y Y C C U U P P S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Los Angeles at New Jersey . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CG G Y Y M M N N A A S S T T I I C C S S S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . 2 012 Visa Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CT T E E N N N N I I S S F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 a a . m m . French Open, Mens Semifinal . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . French Open, Womens Final . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CTimes, games, channels all subject to change A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . N ASCAR 5-Hour Energy 200, Qual.. . E E S S P P N N 2 2 2 2 p p . m m . NASCAR 5-Hour Energy 200 . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NHRA SuperNationals . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NG G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA Nordea Masters . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F N N o o o o n n LPGA Wegmans Championship. . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA FedEx St. Jude Classic . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . PGA Regions Tradition . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . PGA FedEx St. Jude Classic . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 4 4 p p . m m . LPGA Wegmans Championship. . . . . . G G O O L L F F 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . PGA Regions Tradition . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FB B O O X X I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . Antonio Tarver vs. Lateef Kayode . . . . . S S H H O O W WW W O O R R L L D D C C U U P P Q Q U U A A L L I I F F I I E E R R F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . USA vs. Antigua and Barbuda . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 LIVESPORTSONTV NBA Playoffs NHL Playoffs Major League Baseball Page 2BNews-SunFriday, June 1, 2012www.newssun.com


C M Y K By MARK LONG Associated PressDESTIN With the addition of Missouri and Texas A&M, the Southeastern Conference is tweaking its football and basketball schedules. Football coaches are having a tougher time deciding on what changes to make than their basketball counterparts. The consensus is that theres not the right answer right now that suits everyone, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said. Mullen and the 13 other league coaches are debating whether to play an eightor nine-game conference schedule and whether to maintain cross-division rivals like Alabama-Tennessee, Auburn-Georgia and LSUFlorida. Its not an easy decision considering each school has different allegiances. Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn and Georgia all want to continue their longtime rivalries. LSU, meanwhile, would prefer to dump its annual game against Florida in favor of playing other Eastern Division teams like Vanderbilt and Kentucky more often. s not because Im opposed to playing Florida, LSU athletic director Joe A lleva said. I just think it creates a competitive inequity in the whole league. In my opinion, people are voting for their own selfinterests, not whats best for the whole league. Coaches presented their thoughts and concerns to athletic directors Wednesday. The ADs will make a recommendation to school presidents and chancellors Friday before the conference settles on a format for future schedules. Moving to a nine-game schedule is a long shot at best. Florida, Georgia and South Carolina already have nonconference games against instate rivals, so adding a ninth league game would make daunting schedules even more difficult. The most likely scenario appears to be keeping things status quo, with an eightgame conference slate that includes one designated rival from the opposite divisio n and a rotating game against the other six teams. Mississippi State is going to play Kentucky every year, LSU coach Les Miles said. I think thats disproportionate. Im not for that. Im not for Auburn playing Georgia every year. Again, its disproportionate. I think there should be an opportunity to see a greater segment of the conference. I think the opportunity to rotate two games as opposed to one game, not annually picking an arbitrary criteria to determine the champion. Id say the majority would be for that. Um, not quite. Ive been in this league for a while and I have a national championship ring from when my crossover games at the University of Florida that were Auburn, Alabama and LSU, Mullen said. Is that fair? But we still won a national title. I dont see how theres any re levance to that. It all balances out. Southwest Canes out of Ft. Myers and has shined, including pitching an eight strike out, perfect game against the Osceola Blue Thunder on April 29. His pitching in Sebring Dixie League play has been nearly as impressive, having given up less than a handful of hits on the entire season. Such stand out play has opened the door for more opportunities, with more teams as the Treasure Coast Young Guns travel squad asked Hurst to join them fora World Series Tournament at the Baseball Hall of Fame complex in Cooperstown, NYthis weekend, along with fellow Sebring players Justin Bickman, Hunter Martinez and Trevor Thomas. In a warm-up tournament in preparation for the trip with the Young Guns, Hurst went 8-for-13 at bat, with three home runs, while playing five positions. Hurst is on his way to Cooperstown and will be sticking around baseballs Mecca, as after this weekends tournament, he will await the arrival of the Canes and join them for a tournament next weekend. s being sponsored by the teams and their fundraising for the travel expenses, Sutton said. And between his father and I, well be switching off making the trip. Weve got three other kids, so its tough. Hurst was actually asked for another trip to Cooperstown later in the summer, by a team from California no less, the Fresno Blue Devils, but citing the time, expense and familial situation, a decision on making a third trek is iffy. To some, being asked to be a part of such events could be thrilling, to others nerve-wracking to live up to expectations. But with the choice Hurst made last year to better himself, being nerve-wracked isnt how hes made. It gives me a lot more confidence, he said. I dont worry about what people think, theyre going to think what they want anyway. I know what I can do as a pitcher and as a player And more and more people are finding that out obviously. Lake June WestA Scramble was played Thursday, May 31, with Doyan Eads, Frank Gallagher, Moanne McGill and Margartet Schultz winning with a 53. Joe Swarts, John and Sue Ruffo, Mario Cappelletti and Charlotte Mathew carded a 54, as did John and Shely Byron with Bettty Billau and Dick and Nancy Reaney. S ue Ruffo was closest to the pin on No. 8, getting to 16-feet, 6-inches, Dick Reaney got to 5-feet, 3-inches from No. 2 and Norm Grubbs was within 7-feet, 3-inches from No. 4. The Mens League plaed on Wednesday, May 30, and saw a twoway tie settled by a match of cards. Dick Denhart, Mario Cappelletti, Dick Reaney and John Ruffo shot a 42a nd had the better card than the 42 t urned in by Doyan Eades, John Russo, Joe Swartz, Bill Brouhle and Larry Heath. John Byron, Norm Grubbs, Jack M aginnis and Fred Neer came in with a 43. Closest to the pin on No. 2 was Cappelletti, getting to 6-feet, 3-inches, while Grubbs got to 6-feet, 2-inches from No. 4 and to 16-feet, 3-inches on No. 8.Placid LakesOn Wednesday, May 30, the Mens Association played a 1 Best Ball Even, 2 Best Balls Odd event. W inning first place was the team of Bruce Miseno, Ed Bartusch and Darrell H orney with minus-14; second place, Jack Marceau, Russ Isaacs, Lane Capp and Jeff Harstine with minus-12; and third place, Bob McMillian, Bud Snyder and Gene Ransom with minus-8. Closest to the pin: No. 11, Lane C app, 18-feet. On Tuesday, May 29, the Ladies Association played a Low Putts event. The winners were: First place, Alice B itzer with 33; second place, Pat Haas with 34; and third place, Gloria Ziegler with 36. Closest to the pin: No. 12, Pat Haas, 32-feet. A Memorial Day Scramble was played Monday, May 28, with 33 players. Winning first place was the team of Anthony Haney, Floyd Beers and Ray Deryckere with 39.8; second place, Bud and Phyllis Dye, Ralph and Narola Rosenberg with4 1; and third place, Matt Madson, Jim Burbick, Lane Capp a nd Carol Jones with 41.6. Closest to the pin: (Ladies Dye, 7-feet-5-inches; (Men Y onke, 10.5-feet. The Mens Association played a Low Net, Odd Holes Tournament on W ednesday, May 23. The winners were: Tying for first/second places were Bob M cMillian and Bud Snyder with 33 each. Tying fort hird/fourth/fifth places were Russ Isaacs, Wayne Wood and Lane Capp with 34. Closest to the pin: No. 6, Nobody hit the Green. The Ladies Association played a L ow Net, Even Holes Tournament on Tuesday, May 22. The winners were: First place, Emily B ootier with 24; second place, Alice Bitzer with 27; and third place, Gloria Ziegler with 28. C losest to the pin: No. 2, Gloria Ziegler, 7-feet-2-inches.River GreensThe Mens Association played a ProA m tournament on Wednesday, May 30. Winning first place was the team of Tim Thomas, Russ Rudd, Larry Roy and Butch Smith with plus-8.5; and second place, Keith Kincer, Harold Lee and Terry Lewis with plus-5. Individual winners were: Flight A (26-35 B (20-25 Flight C (11-19ch withp lus-5. The Golfettes played a Best 9 Holes, Individual, Low Gross/Low Net event Tuesday, May 29. The winners were: Low Gross First place, Linda Therrien with 38; second place, Dee Paul with 40; and third place, Michele Koon with 42. Low Net First place, Sally Dworak with 27; and second place, Pat Graf with 30. Tying for third/fourth places were Pat Gower and Jody Ethun with 32 each. T he Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, May 29. Winning first place was the team of Cliff Steele, Gil Heier, Larry Roy and Tim Thomas with minus-19; and second place, Romy Febre, Jim Cercy and Harold Plagens with minus-17. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Saturday, May 26. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Cliff Steele, Don McDonald and Keith Kincer; Bob Streeter, Jim Cercy and Al Farrell with minus-19 each. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Gil Heier, 10-feet-5.5-inches; No. 5, Cliff Steele, 5-feet-5-inches; No. 12, Harold Plagens, 15-feet-10-inches; and No. 17, Neil Purcell, no score given. An Evening Scramble was played on Friday, May 25. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Don and Jody Ethun (drawC onkle, Charlie Seralde and Jerry Lewis; Bob and Barb Plunkett, J ack Sayre and Tom Stewart, Don McDonald and Jim Sizemore with minus11 each. The Ladies Association played a Pro-Am tournament on Thursday, May 24. Winning first place w as the team of M. Carby, S. Dworak, P. Gower and B. Plunkett with plus-9.5; and second place, B. Wallace,F Keppler, C. McClay and K. Speaker with plus-5. I ndividual winners were: First place, Kay Speaker with plus-5; and second place, S. Dworak with plus-3. The Morrison Group played a game on Thursday, May 24. Winning first place was the team of P aul Johnson, Keith Kincer and Don McDonald with minus-22. The Mens Association played a ProA m tournament on Wednesday, May 23. Winning first place was the team of L efty St. Pierre, Keith Kincer, Butch Smith and Don Ethun with plus-13; and second place, Ken Koon, Bill Krug, Terry Lewis and Romy Febre with plus-9.5. Individual winners were: Flight A Romy Febre with plus-4.5. Flight B Butch Smith with plus-8.5. Flight C Harold Lee with plus-9. The Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, May 22. Winning first place was the team of Gil Heier, Keith Kincer, Tim Thomas and Joe Graf with minus-22. The Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, May 22. Winning first place was the team of Elaine Keppler, Donna Johnson, Barb Plunkett and Bev Rudd with minus-25; a nd second place, Pat Kincer, Carole McClay, Pat Gower and Sally Dworak with minus-21. The Morrison Group played a game Monday, May 21. W inning first place were Jim Cercy and Keith Kincer with plus-11. Tying for second/third places were Ken Koon and Tim Thomas; Al Farrell and Larry Roy with plus-9 each. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Friday, May 18. Winning first place was the team of Russ Rudd, Ken Koon, Fred Evans and Keith Kincer with minus-12; and second place, Larry Roy, Tim Thomas, Don McDonald and Pete March, No score given.SpringLakeO n Wednesday, May 30, the SpringLake Womens Golf Association played a 4 Person 2 Best Balls tournament on the Panther Creek course. We had a very limited number of players due to summer vacations and just about all of our snowbird friends have flown the coop until the fall. Winning first place with a net 123 strokes was the team of Judy Dunn, Dotti Blackwell, Mary Cebula and Julia Starr. Julia had one of her best days in a long while, coming in with 94 for a net 63. The team of Linda Pfleger, Rosie Foote, Jean Donahue and Wanda Baker came in one stroke behind with a 124 to claim second. On Tuesday, May 29, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held a Two Man T eam One Best Ball tournament on the Panther Creek golf course. In this contest, only the best score on each hole counts towards the score for the team. In the A Flight, Gary Behrendt and Ken Kirby won first place with a net 60, with both players individually shooting net scores below 70 on a par 72 course. There was a tie for second place at 6 1 between Jan Hard and Gene Hearn a nd the team of Bo Bohanon and Edd V owels. The B Flight was led by the team of Richie Eastep and John Schroeder witha net 63. Second place went to Leon Van and a Blind that netted to 64 strokes. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, June 1, 2012Page 3B STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; Black; june ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 3 3 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports june ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 1 1 8 8 Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Everett Hurst has pitched a perfect game this year with his travel team and has been nearly as dominating in Sebring Dixie play. Hurst to play at HOF twice SEC football coaches differ on league scheduling GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE


C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunFriday, June 1, 2012w ww.newssun.com E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 deficit, a 7-for-20 shooting effort from the floor by James, Wade going scoreless until the final seconds of the first half, 16 missed free throws and two missed chances to win both shots by James at the end of regulation. And if all that wasnt enough, Bostons Big Four were Big again. Pierce scored 21 points before fouling out. Kevin Garnett scored 18 points and added eightr ebounds. R ay Allen, ailing right ankle and all, went through two gameday shooting workouts to try to snap out of a slump and apparently did, finishing with 13 points, the last three of those coming ona 3-pointer that tied the game a t 99-all with 34.3 seconds left in regulation. Miami managed to survive it all. Haslems dunk with 1:28 left in overtime to put Miami on top for good, Wade had a three-point play with 59.7 seconds left, and the Heat won their sixth straight East finals game going back to last season. One of the best games I ve played in, win or lose, Heat forward Shane Battier said. Its easier said when you win but its unbelievable. M iami was down by as many as 11 in the third quarter, before a pair of 3-pointe rs by James started a comeback. W ade made consecutive jumpers midway through the t hird to shake off a slow start to his night, and the 2006 NBAfinals MVPset up Haslem for a three-point play that gave Miami its first lead since the opening minutes, 73-71. As Haslems shot dropped, Wade spun at midcourt and punched the air. More highlights followed. Miamis lead reached seven points in the third after James blocked Pierces shot near the rim, sending the ball high into the air and startinga sequence that was capped by a three-point play from Wade, pushing the margin to 78-71. It capped a 12-0 run for the Heat, who took an 81-75 lead into the fourth. James stole the ball from Rondo early in the fourth, drove down the court and got wrapped up by Mickael Pietrus, who was assessed a clear-path foul, meaningM iami got two free throws and the ball. James missed both foul shots, Mike Miller missed a 3 -pointer later in the possession, and the lead stayed at 85-81. B arely a minute later, it was gone. P ietrus hit a 3-pointer, Rondo followed with a steal a nd layup and Boston led 8685. The margin was out to five with 3:50 left after a jumper by Pierce, and the Celtics looked to be in control. e never felt like we were out of it, Wade said. They were right. A9-0 run gave Miami the lead back, before Allens 3 tied the game. James missed a layup with 21 seconds left, but got his own rebound and extended the possession. He tried a jumper with 2 seconds left to win it, the shot missed, and the teams went to overtime, where the reigning MVPmissed two more free throws to start the extra period. LeBron James took 24 free throws tonight, Celti cs coach Doc Rivers said. And our team took 29. Miami finished 31 of 47 f rom the line, Boston was 26 of 29. The Celtics were called for 33 personal fouls, Miami 18. R ondo nearly rendered all those talking points moot. H e was 4 for 5 from the floor in overtime, but with P ierce having fouled out and Garnett and Allen having c ombined to play over 80 minutes at that point, it seemed like Rondo was going 1-on-5. He almost pulled it off. Rondo was absolutely amazing, James said. The performance he put on tonight will go down in the record books. NOTES: Its the 10th time Miami has taken a 2-0 series lead. The Heat prevailed in each of the previous nine. ... Haslem had his first postseason double-double since 2009. ... Wade played in his 100th playoff game. ... Celtics F Greg Stiemsma had four fouls in the first quarter, the first NBAplayer to do that since 2009. ... Rondo had 22 points in the first half for just the second time in his career. He also did it Feb. 22, 2009 at Phoenix. Continued from 1B MCTphoto R ajon Rondo had a night for the ages, but it wasnt enough a s the Heat took a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. Heat take 2-0 series lead that they battled back to stay in the game. They come back and they do what they do, they hit the ball and they start making plays. Just small errors killed us in the first couple innings errors and not hitting the ball well. GoinPostal will now have one day off for rest before they take on Pool Paradise tonight as the City Tournament continues. eve got to come out hitting early instead of wait-i ng until the second or third inning, Greenslade said. As long as we hit, the rest of it will come and we will be alright. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Adam Greenslade bears down on the batter in Goin Postals 7-3 Wednesday win. Dixe tourney continues Friday it a 9-1 game and threateni ng to end this one early. G lissons then got one run back in the fourth as, after Cannady drew a lead-off walk, Crouch singled to left and continued as the ball got past the left fielder. Cannady made it all the way around to score, though Crouch was gunned down trying to reach third. Simons then worked around another walk and an error to keep it a 9-2 game. Pool Paradise may have added more in the bottom of the fourth, but with two on and one out, a Rowdy Sebring smash toward left was flagged down by McPhail who repeated Fraziers first-inning feat and turned it into a 6-3 double play. Glissons then began getting back into the offensive form it had shown the night before, tacking on three runs in the fifth. Peck was on in relief and got the first two batters, but McPhail beat out an infield hit and moved to second, and then third, when Cannady and Crouch drew walks to load the bases. Kyle Lunch Box Helms t hen rocketed one that hit the right-field fence for a bases clearing triple and it seemed the battle, at long last, had been joined. But Paradise soon delivered the knock-out punch. With one out and one on, Austin hit his second home run of the game, though he wasnt so hurried this time as it was of the outside-thepark variety, making it 11-5 two runs away from the eight after five mercy rule. O ne out later, Peck singled to left and Simons plated him with a triple. Alex Colon then delivered the clincher with a single to end it. oure going to get the home runs, coach Frazier said. But the key is the rest of the team getting on. The whole team hit tonight and that put pressure on them. T he loss sends Glissons into the consolation bracket as the tournament continues Friday. e were just a little off tonight and a team like that is going to make you pay coach Crouch said. Well just have to come out ready to play the next game. For Pool Paradise, the win sends them to a Friday match-up with GoinPostal, which continued itsseasonlong unbeaten streak with Wednesdays win over Publix. Weve had the lead on them twice this season onlyt o lose it in their last at bat, Frazier said. So we know we can beat them, we just have to get it done. Continued from 1B Special to the News-SunSEBRING The 18th Annual FIRECRACKER 5K Run/Walk is set for Highlands Hammock State Park at 7:30 a.m on Wednesday, July 4. The race celebrates the nation's birthday and will feature overall, masters and grand masters male and female awards, age group awards in 5-year age divisions, deluxe tee shirts and plenty of refreshments. Entry fee is $17 thru June 27 and $22 after June 27 and race day. Only pre-registered are guaranteed shirt size, so sign up early. You may receive an email application form by contacting Chet Brojek via email cbrojek@comcast.net or by phone at 385-4736. Mail entries to Firecracker 5K, 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL33872. Checks made payable to Central Florida Striders. Proceeds of the race benefit the Avon Park High School boys and girls cross country teams. Participants are urged to wear Red, White and Blue as we celebrate in our beautiful state park. See you on the park on July 4. Firecracker 5K set for July 4 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jordan Austin is about to knock this pitch out of the park in Wednesdays City Tournament win for Pool Paradise. Pool to play Postal


C M Y K Breastfeeding classesS EBRING Florida Hospital Heartland Divisions breastfeeding class instructors are certified lactation consultants withe xperience in breastfeeding support. Avariety of topics are covered, including benefits to mother and baby, getting started, positioning,l atch, maintaining milk supply, going back to work, and community resources. In addition, mothers may attend La Leche League meetingso n the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Florida Hospital. R egister at the registration desk at Florida Hospital Heartland or call 402-3258. T he following classes have been scheduled: Wednesday, June 27, from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. at Florida Hospital Heartland inS ebring on Sun N Lake Boulevard, Conference Room 3Childbirth Education classes offeredS EBRING Florida Hospitals Childbirth E ducation classes focus on informing and preparing parents for the childbirth experi-e nce. Instructors are certified childbirth educators with e xperience in labor support. Topics covered include comfort measures such a breathi ng patterns, relaxation and massage, medications and epidural, and medical options such as induction and cesarean birth. Infant care and postp artum care are also included. Each class meets one night per week for four weeks. Course fee is $40. It is rec-o mmended that all support persons planning to attend the birth accompany mom to class. Register at the registration d esk at Florida Hospital Heartland or call 402-3258. Students should bring two pillows and a beach towel or blanket to class. T he following classes have been scheduled: Wednesdays, June 6 to J uly 4, from 6:30-9 p.m., at Florida Hospital Heartland in Sebring on Sun N LakeB oulevard. Outreach eventsAce Homecare Community o ffers a number of outreach events in the coming week: Monday 8 a.m., Health Fair, Brookside Bluffs, State Road 17, Zolfo Springs; 10 a.m., Health Fair, ChathamP ointe, Stenstom Road, Wauchula; 1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun N Lake Boulevard,S ebring. Tuesday 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 8 a.m., Health Fair, Villa Del Sol, behind Winn Dixie, U.S. 27,A von Park; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street, Avon Park;1 0:30 a.m., Coping with Transitions, Crown Pointe, Assisted Living facility, Sun N Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Thursday 10:30 a.m., c aregivers support group, Balmoral Assisted Living Facility, 93 Balmoral Road,C ounty Road 621, Lake Placid. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, June 1, 2012Page 5B P OSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 1 1 I NFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 7 7 DearPharmacist: I have r eason to suspect that members of my sons high school baseball team are using steroids to give them an edge on the competition. Aret here any safe, natural alternatives to enhance performance? G.H., Gainesville Answer: Steroid abuse a mong teenage athletes is indeed cause for concern. Side effects range from acnea nd increased aggressiveness to high blood pressure and liver damage. To really dis-s uade your son, tell him that side effects could include g irly breasts that need to be surgically removed. OK, lecture over. Afascinatings tudy just completed in 2012 by researchers at the Smell a nd Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago found that the aroma of jasmine flowers helped professional baseballp layers improve their batting performance. No joke. In t his study, the players took a whiff of their wristband, which was impregnated witht he scent of jasmine, and then they stepped up to the p late. Batter up. At another point in the study, the players stepped up to the plate a nd sniffed wristbands that did not have jasmine aroma. Playersbatting performance was evaluated by judges who had no idea which players had sniffedj asmine-infused wristbands. Players evaluated their own performance as well. Longs tory short, the researchers concluded that jasmine h elped improve the mechanics of swinging the bat, the overall bat speed as well ast he trajectory of the ball. These results suggest t hat jasmine could have potential utility in not only enhancing athletic ability, but also other endeavors requiring precise-hand eyec oordination, researches concluded. Such endeavors m ight include things like micro-surgery and musical performance, they noted. L ead researcher Alan Hirsch, MD, said that he w asnt surprised by the findings, as previous studies have shown jasmine to i mprove athletic performance in other sports, including bowling. Strike! My 19-year-old son said this all sounded a little h okey, but you know what, given what teenage locker rooms smell like, several drops of jasmine on a wristband will go unnoticed byt he other guys. If your son is overly concerned about smelling too feminine, keep the wristband in a baggie and slip it on in the field.I nhale deeply before the game, several times. Please share my column with yours ons coach so he can get the whole team on board. They have nothing to losee xcept the playoffs. Another natural performa nce enhancer that I like is the age-old herb called rhodiola (Rhodiola roseaS tudies have yet to find a single harmful side effect w ith rhodiola, an adaptogen frequently used to lift mood and destress you mentally, but of course ask your doctor if its right for you. whati f its okay to take the herb for a couple of weeks before t he big game, or even before finals. Its sold nationwide, along with pure essential oilo f jasmine. Suzy Cohen is a registered p harmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. Visit www. D earPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Going to bat for natural performance boosters HEALTHYLIVING Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Snapshots


C M Y K Page 6B N ews-Sun l F riday, June 1, 2012 www.newssun.com


C M Y K A ssociated PressWASHINGTON Maxed out on the medications, is how Bill Ezzell describes his struggle withb lood pressure. Its dangerously high even though the North Carolina man swallows six different drugs a day. Hypertension may be the n ations sneakiest epidemic, a time bomb thats a leading cause of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure, and one thats growing worse as thep opulation rapidly grows older. Despite an arsenal of d rugs, millions of people in the United States cant get their blood pressure down tos afe levels. Now, in a highstakes experiment at dozens o f hospitals, scientists are testing a dramatically different approach for the toughestt o treat patients, by burning away some overactive nerves d eep in the body that can fuel rising blood pressure. To attempt an invasive treatment a catheter is threaded through blood ves-s els in the groin up to the kidneys reflects doctors f rustration with a disease that too often is underrated because people with it dontl ook or feel sick until a lot of damage has been done. P harmaceutical therapies have been the cornerstone of medicine for nearly a century, o ffering convenient, noninvasive treatment for countless diseases. But when it comes to some of the most stubborn chronic conditions, includingd iabetes, obesity and hypertension, medications too often arent enough. Researchers increasingly are trying medical devicesa nd minimally invasive surgeries to help, such as stoma ch-shrinking techniques that improve obesity-caused dia-b etes and the new hypertension experiment. I think we have to hit on all cylinders if were going to take on these very importantd iseases, said Dr. Steven Nissen, chair of the Cleveland Clinics department of cardiology. There are many examples wheret his convergence is taking place, where you push the drugs as far as you can, but when they cant go any further, you step in with morei nvasive approaches. Cardiologistsinterest in t he nerve-zapping procedure also reflects how severe the burden of hypertension isp oised to become, with many middle-aged boomers already a ffected. People are living longer with hypertension, and the d isease tends to get worse as you get older, said Dr. Suzanne Oparil, a hypertension specialist at the University of Alabama,B irmingham. The complications pile on later If deadening kidney nerves sounds like a strange way to attack hypertension, considert hat nerves in the bodys fight or flight system play a role in signaling kidney functions, which in turn helpr egulate blood pressure, such as by relaxing or tightening key arteries. If there was a snake in the room, all of our blood pres-s ures would go up, appropriately so, explained interventional cardiologist Dr. Manesh Patel of Duke University, one of more than6 0 medical centers around the country studying Medtronic Inc.s nerve-zapping procedure. But sometimes those n erves stay switched on when they shouldnt be, something t odays medications cant address. The hope is that destroying a small number oft he nerves could calm an overactive system, relaxing a rteries and lowering blood pressure. Interrupting that signal m akes physiologic sense, Patel said, adding that some patients have driven hundreds of miles to see if theyre candidates. Theres a largeu nmet need. Some 78 million people in the country, about 1 in 3 adults, have high blood pressure, meaning readings of1 40 over 90 or higher. An additional 27 million people w ill have it by 2030, says a grim forecast from theA merican Heart Association. Thats because the population is getting fatter and older. In fact, about half of people in their 50s have high bloodp ressure but by age 75, threefourths do. If people live long enough, the vast majority are going to have hypertension,s ays Dr. Michael Mussolino of the National Institutes of Health.. O nly about half of patients have their hypertension under control. Most need multiple drugs to treat it. Some 10 percent, more than 7 millionp eople like Ezzell, have the resistant hypertension that is the initial target of the nervezapping procedure people with high blood pressured espite three or more different kinds of medications. Renal denervation, the procedure being promoted by Minneapolis-based Medtronica nd other companies, has its roots in primitive nerve-severing operations performed int he 1950s, which often lowered blood pressure but at the expense of permanentlyi njuring patients. Only in recent years have researchers r evisited the technique, after companies developed easyto-use catheters that canb eam radiofrequency waves to burn away specific nerves w ithout damaging the surrounding blood vessel. Its aimed at only the hardest-to-treat patients. In small Medtronic studies, thoset reated saw the key top number of a blood pressure readi ng drop an average of 33 points, although they still needed their medications.M edtronic reported in March that the improvements were l asting up to three years. The companys Symplicity catheter is approved to treat h ypertension in Europe and Australia, as are some competitorsversions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration required am ore rigorous study, now enrolling more than 500 people, that includes an unusual step to prove if it really works. Some patients receivet he real procedure and some get a fake just the c atheter, no zapping. Patel d escribes patients wearing a blindfold and earphones while lying sedated on the treatment table, to ensure they dont know whicht heyre getting. Although pilot studies show few side effects, potential risks include bleeding, an injured blood vessel, immedi-a te blood pressure or heartbeat problems, or complications from medications used in the procedure. Ezzells systolic pressure, t hat top number, hovers around 190 and sometimes jumps to a super-dangerous2 30, despite his six daily drugs. The doctors seemed at w its end as to what to do about it, says Ezzell, 74, of J acksonville, N.C. So he got on the Internet, tracking down the Medtronic study atD uke, about two hours away. Ezzell was treated this m onth and is waiting to see if his blood pressure drops, which earlier research shows happens gradually over six months. C ardiologists are excited by the early findings, said Dr. G ordon Tomaselli, the heart associations president. But what we dont know i s the long-term effect of nerve zapping, Tomaselli c autioned. s going to take a little bit of time to make sure there a re not adverse effects two years, three years, 10 years down the line. In the last three years, the FDAhas approved similarc atheters that beam radio waves to treat asthma and a type of irregular heartbeat, conditions traditionally treated with medications. M ore than five dozen companies are pursuing devices for hypertension, from catheters similar to Medtronics to permanenti mplants left in arteries to regulate blood pressure. In Europe, Medtronics h ypertension procedure costs about $14,000, sticker shock compared with the genericp rices of standard hypertension medications and another r eason for careful study to prove its effects. Gwen Dirks, 71, of V irginia, Ill., was grateful to get the procedure in an early s tudy. Her blood pressure was 200 over 120 despite two drugs. Ive been on medications since I was 40, Dirks said. Over the years I have tried many different things and got t o the point where they no longer worked. Two years after her experim ental treatment, Dirks says her blood pressure is stable at a bout 130 over 80, although she continues to take her medications. This month teenagers in Highlands County wore dressy shoes for prom and experienced foot pain. Yet its not just limited to a month where high heels and strappy shoes take center stage. Six out of 10 teens are affected by foot pain that keeps them from daily activities at least some of the time, a new nationally representative survey commissioned by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA found. The survey found that only about half of teens see feet as important to their overall health, but many are living with foot pain. APMAs survey collected the opinions of 1,000 teenagers on their attitudes toward foot health, foot care, and their knowledge of and experience with podiatrists. Among the surveys key findings: Sports were found to be the number one cause of foot pain in teenagers. Nearly half of those surveyed (46 percent) reported that playing a sport was the cause of their pain. Additionally, 75 percent of high school students play a school or recreational sport, and nearly 40 percent of that group has injured their feet while doing so. Gender differences were also found to play a role in how teens care for their feet. Two out of every 10 teens suffer from pain from uncomfortable shoes, girls more than boys. When it comes to teen girls, shoe choices are causing pain. High heels are the most painful, reported by 64 percent of girls who took the survey. Foot health is incredibly important to a persons overall health and wellbeing especially in the teen years when feet are still growing. Foot health is incredibly important to everyones health and wellbeing. If your teen is experiencing pain, your local podiatrist will work with you to get them back on their feet. Podiatrist Dr. Olga Garcia Luepschen and the Gentle Foot Care Center are on U.S. 27 and can be reached at 314-9255. www.Gentlefootcarecenter.com. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, June 1, 2012Page 7B DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 4 4 APPLE A DAY HEALTH FOOD; 3.639"; 2"; Black; h ealthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 5 5 GROVES AT VICTORIA PARK; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 6 6 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 6/1/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 9 9 HEALTHYLIVING Six out of 10 teenagers experience foot pain Footprints Dr. Olga GarciaLuepschen New approach tested for hard-to-treat hypertension M etro Millions of people in the United States struggle to keep their blood pressure at safe levels.


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, June 1, 2012www.newssun.com P laces 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 listingin this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 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. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; 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. evening worship. Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6 p.m. 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, FL33852 (863ebsite: www.fbclp.com. Email: information@fbclp.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities; and Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, S ebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;S unday 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, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service,6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible S tudy, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049; fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 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 F ellowship Group. Our goal is: Love Christ Love People. For more information call 453-7679 or 453-8929. 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 a t 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863 Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Edd y are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. 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, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck routeAvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION Atonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING This is Holy Trinity Sunday. Sermon will be based on the Gospel reading of John 3:1-17. Today, June birthdays will be celebrated following the worship service.Christ Lutheran Church, LCMSA VON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will preach the Sunday morning sermon titled The Lord and Giver of Life. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east of the Avon Park High School. For more information, call 471-2663 or search online at christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Training Church S EBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled Life Unfolding att he Sunday morning service. The W ednesday night Bible study is studying the Gospel of John. Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING Pastor Cecil Hess will speak on the subject The Rich Young Ruler He Had It Made. Buttonwood Bay is on U.S. 27, f our miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center.E mmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, From Darkness to Light, with Scripture takenf rom John 3:1-17. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road or visitFaith Lutheran ChurchS EBRING This Sunday morning, the church celebrates the Holy Trinity. Pastor Rob Hinz will deliv-e r his sermon based on Trinity Sunday; the liturgy in its proclamat ion focuses on the divine mystery of the Triune God Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Members andg uests will celebrate with Julee Barreto in her Confirmation servi ce. Bible study is Religions of the World (Focusing on the United States), led by Roy Allen, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and a study of Esther (byB eth Moore), led by Traci Roberts. Faiths Closet/Thrift Shop offers donated items that are in good condition for resale. Faiths Closet/Thrift Shop hours are 10a .m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Call 385-2782 (direct to Faiths Closet).F irst Christian Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Walk the walk and talk the talk is a clich that isb ounced around in Christian circles, but it is not that easy. We need to realize that The Holy Spirit and You is what it takes to be able to walk the walk and talkt he talk. The pastor will encourage all to experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Wednesday classesa re at 6 p.m. and classes are available for all ages. First Christian Church of Avon P ark is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 4 53-5334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or to request information.T he church website is www.firstcchristianap.com.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Saturday t he Womens Ministries will hold their quarterly luncheon at noon in the fellowship hall. Guest speaker will be Starla Shattler from Lake Placid. Her topic will be Lots ofP ots Shaped to Share and Serve. Sarah Circle are hosts. The theme is Tea Party. Installation of officers will also take place. On Sunday, the pastors sermon i s titled Plans, Exhortations and Greetings based on I Corinthians 16:5-23. The choirs introit will be Surely the Presence of the Lord is in This Place and the anthem OnE agles Wings. For the summer, the adult Sunday school class will be watching a video series; the topic still undetermined. M embers are asked to bring nonperishable items for the Church Service Center. T he Family Gathering meets at 6 p.m. This week, the pastor will be a ttending General Synod in Flat Rock, N.C. T he church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For questions,c all 453-3242.Grace Pointe ChurchSEBRING Grace Pointe Church Ministries is at 200 Lark Ave., Sebring Hills AssociationC lubhouse. Home Bible study on Tuesday is See What Abraham Saw A braham was bold; where is this b oldness going to take him? The pastor starts a new summer series, Bible Battles You Face,o n Sunday morning. This will be a s piritual look at biblical battles we battle, that Israel faced; some famous from Jericho through Davids 12 battles to the establish m ent of the Kingdom. L et the pastor know if you would like to participate in the Friday night Bible study...GoToMeeting. Just e-mail w ww.gracepointecog@comcast.ne t and The pastor will return e-mail the link. Visit the church at www.gracepointeministries.net an d c lick on Teachings to view all services. Ustream is available (live or 2 4/7) of all services in Sebring. L og on to ustream.tv and then e nter gracepointetv in the search box. Heartland Christian Church S EBRING Pastor Ted M oores sermon this Sunday will b e Samuel, with Scripture from I Samuel 1:21-28. The service will also include Flossi Moore singing I Saw the Lord. Continued on page 9B


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, June 1, 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, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m. Thursday: Holy Communion with healing service, 12:15 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 Aplace 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 City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 3 85-3232. 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 open from 10 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 (AALCAmerican Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday 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, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 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 N ON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 3 3872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 H ammock 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. 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. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. 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 wors hip 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: 453-3345. 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, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.; Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. 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 C hurch (USA 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863 Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863 James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.; High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir andPLACESTOWORSHIP The North American Christian Convention at Orlando Marriott is coming July 10-13; and Vacation Bible School will be from 5-8 p.m.M onday-Friday, Aug. 6-10. The public is welcome. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix phone number is 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Youth Pancake B reakfast fundraiser for missions trip at the Lighthouse begins at 8 a.m. Sunday. P astor Jerry McCauley will preach at the casual Heritage Service on the subject Jesus Is Here, with theS cripture from Matthew 18:20. Pastor Fred Ball will preach at the C elebration Service in the Sanctuary. Pastor Claude Burnett will preach at the New Song contemporary servicei n Rob Reynolds Hall. Special Called Church Council M eeting at noon in the Sanctuary. Child Protection Training in the Lighthouse at noon. Youth Group at the Lighthouse from 5-7 p.m. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. For information, call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Rules for JustL iving, is taken from Exodus 23. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the Sunday morning and evening worship services. The Wednesday evening service will be praise,p rayer and an interactive Bible study.S t. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jrs message will be TheH oliness of God at all three services. Biblical reference is from Isaiah 6:1-8.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING This Sunday morni ng, Pastor Terry Grove will preach on Transition In Leadership. For t he kidstime with T-Bear, Pastor Terry will share a little story. Sunday school will study ANew Spirit, looking at the Scripture from Ezekiel 11:14-21. For more information, call 3851597.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170C ozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weavers Sunday morning sermon will be The Living Bread. Fellowship follows the service.The Church of the Way EFCA SEBRING Pastor Reinhold B uxbaum will bring the second message in his series on Discipleship. Prayer meeting will be Sunday at 6 :30 p.m. Monday, June 4 will be another Night of Prophecy at HomersR estaurant at 6:30 p.m. Difference Makers Youth meet W ednesdays at 6:30 p.m., with Zac Tsai. The Church of the Way EFCAis a t 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The pastor is Reinhold Buxbaum. The c hurch phone is 471-6140; the pastors cell is 273-3674. For church information and the pastors messages, go to www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 8B RELIGION Church News Ryan Amos pastors at Avon Park Seventhday AdventistAVON PARK The Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church will be privileged to have its newest and youngestp astor, Ryan Amos, as the speaker for the service at 11 a.m. Saturday. Everyone is welcome. The church is at 1410 W.Avon Blvd. Casual Summer Heritage Services at Memorial UMCL AKE PLACID Anew format of 8:30 a.m. Sunday services at Memorial UnitedM ethodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., begin Sunday and continue through August. N o coats or ties will be the order of the day. Pastor Jerry R McCauley will lead the services for the Sundays of June. His sermon topic for June3 is Jesus Is Here, with the Scripture text from Matthew 1 8:20. The Mens Quartet will provide special music for this service. Everyone is encouraged to sit in the center section of the S anctuary in a designated area to create a sense of friendship and fellowship. Avis Keen will serve as p ianist and Mary Lou McCauley will serve as organist for the June services. Jack Sanders will be the song leader for all the services of June. The congregation will use the Cokesbury Worship Hymnal and the congregation will s elect choice hymns to be sung. For information, call 4652422.Shephard will be guest t eacherS EBRING Evangelist Lucky Shepard will be guest teacher in the adult Sunday school at Sunday at SpringL ake Baptist Church. His wife, Ruth, will join him in special music during the morning wor-s hip and Asst. Pastor Ron S mith will bring the message, Living Under the Spout Where Gods Glory Comes O ut! Sunday evening highSnapshots Continued on page 10B


C M Y K lights include singing the old hymns of the faith and the message from Smith, Being a Friend To Jesus.Harbinger film at Community Bible Church AVON PARK On Saturdays, June 3 and 10, at7 p.m., the Community Bible Church at 1400 17ANorth, cordially invites the public to attend the viewing of a two-part series of a film titled, The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment. The biblical prophet Isaiah wrote: The bricks have fallen, but we will rebuild with quarried stone. The sycamores have been struck down, but we will plant cedars in their place. Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, the author of the film and New York Times best selling author of the Harbinger asks: Does a relatively obscure verse of Scripture hold the secret to the pain and suffering America has been experiencing in increasing doses since 9/11? Are Americas key leaders unknowingly fulling a prophetic destiny of national judgment by uttering words from the Bible they don't comprehend? Is the United States following in the footsteps of ancient Israel with a spirit of defiance against God leading to increasingly severe judgments? Is America in danger of impending judgment? Is this judgment revealed in an ancient mystery that fortells current events down to the exact dates? And what can Americans learn that can prevent their nation from falling like Ancient Israel did when it failed to heed Gods warnings? Pastor Don Seymour welcomes everyone to share this the opportunity to view these films.Summer camp comes to First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING First Presbyterian Church ARP, at 319 Poinsettia Ave., will host summer camp for sixththrough eighth-graders from8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18 through Aug. 10. Youth will meet in fellowship hall for devotion, sports, crafts and field trips. Lunch and snacks provided. Call Reid Thayer in the church office (3850107) for more information. Enrollment is necessary; space is limited. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, June 1, 2012www.newssun.com FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; june ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 LAKE DENTON CAMP; 3.639"; 3"; Black; june ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 3 3 2 2 Continued from page 9B RELIGION Have you noticed that Israel is getting more andm ore isolated? So what has that to do with end times? Hi, my name is Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum from The Church of The Way,a nd Id like a word with you. Look at what is happening. Since the Flotilla incident on May 31, 2010,T urkey turned against Israel. Turkey used to be a close friend of Israel for decades. North Africa: The Arab Spring. Algeria, Tunisia,L ibya and now Egypt are embracing the Moslem B rotherhood, which is nothing else then Hamas. Hamas is a radical politic al and religious party out to destroy Israel and create a new country, called Palestine which will be free of Jews. All of these countries are isolating Israel even more. W ith the help of Moslems the new president o f France is the socialist Francois Hollande. Asimilar outcome of local elec-t ions in England indicate a turn to socialism. Greece in i s recent elections turned against the austerity party and voted for socialists, communists and even the neo nazi party. All of thisi ndicates another turning away of support for Israel. T he same holds true for America, where the present administration is not exact-l y Israel friendly. So what does all that m ean for the study of biblical end times? The Bible talks about different end time wars in Israel. Three wars are indicated in Psalm8 3, Ezekiel 38-39 and the Armageddon confrontation i n Revelation 16. All 3 wars have something in common: Israel fights them all alone,i solated from the rest of the world. In fact it is God who f ights the Ezekiel war for Israel and it is God who destroys the armies of then ations in the Revelation 16 war. Once again we should not be surprised by this isolation because this is whatG od tells us in Zechariah 12:2-3: Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the peopler ound about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah [and] against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burden-s ome stone for all people: all that burden themselves w ith it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gatheredt ogether against it. (K.J. Version). Y es, the stage is set for the second coming of Jesus. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor of The Church of The Way. Het eaches An Evening in Bible P rophecy at Homers Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. on June 4 No purchase is necessary. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not neces-s arily those of the News-Sun s taff. The isolation of Israel Guest Column R einhold Buxbaum KOCraises $30,000 for ultrasound machine W hen I was in the first or second grade, I got a Mickey M ouse wristwatch for Christmas. It was so unexpected and I was so happyw ith it, that I wore it night and day. I just couldnt wait t o wear it on my first day back to school after the Christmas vacation. J ust a few days later, when I was in the tub taking a bath, I discovered that I had not removed the watch from my wrist. The watchw as not waterproof and I could see water under the crystal. Repairing it would cost more than it was worth. Needless to say, I was heart-b roken, and never wore the watch again. W hen I graduated from high school, my parentsb ought me the first suit I ever had. It was grey with a few darker threads in the fabric. I was so proud of that suit and I really looked for-w ard to graduation to wear it. When the day came, it was overcast and rained most of the day. After the graduation services, we wenth ome, and as I ran for the house to escape the rain, I slipped on the wet brick pavement and fell, tearing the knee out of the trousers of my new suit. They were ruined beyond repair. I had worn that beautiful suit for the first and last time, all on the same day. There are many things in life that happen, the consequences of which can never be changed. Whether the occurrence is accidental or intentional, does not matter. We have no alternative but to live with the results. Thousands of lives were i nalterably changed by the hatred of a few fanatics on S ept. 11, 2001. None of those murdered by the cowardly acts of Islamic terrori sts did anything to deserve what happened that day. Still, wish and pray as we might, we cannot change the fact that the painful loss ofs o many will be carried to the grave by friends, families and even bystanders. As with my wristwatch and my trousers, the resultso f my actions were irreversible. And as with the m assacre on 9-11, the results of othersactions were irre-v ersible. In both cases, there were things which could have been done that might have avoided what happened, but whether the con-s equences are as small as a ruined suit or as devastating as a terrorist attack, one fact remains. They cannot be changed. W hether we are talking about machinery or relationships, preventative maintenance is always less costly than repairing or replacing. Fixing little things as they occur is cheaper than dealing with major breakdowns or breakups. Words that are spoken can never be retrieved. Sometimes, even after an apology has been given, the pain that our words have caused is never completely gone. Hurts that are caused can never be undone. The consequences of drunk driving or infidelity in marriage a re often beyond repair. Sometimes even after reconciliation, trust and peace ofm ind are never recovered and relationships are never again the same. I once told a young man that he had an inclination to wait until things were beyond repair before trying to do something about them, and that he was doing thes ame thing with his marr iage. His refusal to listen h as nearly cost him his marr iage. W hen I did pre-marital counseling, I told the coup les that if both of them always considered the feelings of their spouse before they spoke, if they thought about how their actions would impact their spouse before they acted, if they always put their spouse before themselves, they would never have anything to argue about. T he one thing that destroys marriages and rela-t ionships causes arguments and even wars, prevents harm ony in businesses and churches is selfishness. The Golden Rule, Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, is a good rule to live by, but perhaps more to the point would be this: IfI love others more than I love myself, I will not have to be told to put their feelings and well being ahead of my own. Fred Jeans is chaplain at Kenilworth Care and Rehabilitation Center. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Some things cant be taken back Guest Column F red Jeans Snapshots Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridas paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to 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. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP Ajudge in Tennessee ruled Tuesday that the public wasnt properly notified about a meeting where local officials approved the plan for a proposed mosque, meaning construction of the disputed project will be stopped. The new facility for the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro was one of several Muslim projects in the U.S. that hit a swell of conservative opposition around the same time as the controversy over a plan to build a Muslim community center near New Yors ground zero. Chancellor Robert Corlew noted that his ruling doesnt stop the Rutherford County Planning Commission from reconsidering the issue and again approving the site plan in the booming city of about 100,000 people southeast of Nashville. Saleh Sbenaty, a spokesman for leaders of the mosque, said the ruling was disappointing but his group remains committed to building the Islamic center. They have been worshipping for many years at a smaller site in the community. The opponents of the mosque have fought for two years to stop construction. During lengthy hearings in 2010, they presented testimony that in effect put Islam on trial. Astring of witnesses questioned whether Islam isa legitimate religion and promoted a theory that American Muslims want to replace the Constitution with extremist Islamic law and the mosque was a part of that plot. The judge dismissed those allegations but held a trial on the narrower claim that the public meeting law was violated because meeting notice wasnt adequate. Ruling stops construction of Tennessee mosque A ssociated PressV ATICAN CITY The Vatican on Tuesday sought to put the widening scandal over leaked documents into a very different light, saying the stolen papers didnt just concern matters of internal church gover-n ance but represented the thoughts of people who in writing to the pope believed they were essentially speaking before God. As a result, Pope Benedict XVI feels particularly pained over the leaks and wants tog et to the bottom of the scandal to heal the breach and re-establish a sense of trust among the faithful, according to the Vaticans undersecretary of state, Archbishop Angelo Becciu. I consider the publication of stolen letters to be an unprecedentedly grave i mmoral act, Becciu told the Vatican newspaper LOsservatore Romano. Its not just that the popes papers were stolen, but that people who turned to him as the vicar of Christ have had their consciences violated. T he so-called Vatileaks scandal has tormented the Vatican for months and represents one of the greatest breaches of trust and security for the pope in recent memory. Benedicts personal butler has been arrest-e d, accused of theft, after documents he had no business having were found in his Vatican City apartment. Few think the butler acted alone, and the investigation is continuing on three separate tracks. Vatican says leaks violated conscience of faithful Courtesy photo The Knights of Columbus of Highlands County raised $30,000 to purchase an ultrasound m achine for a pregnancy care center. They feel this machine, which lets an expectant parent see the infant in her womb and hear his/her heartbeat, will aid the expecting parents inm aking the right decision for their unborn child. Our Lady of Grace Council 14717 of Avon Park spearheaded the drive. Pictured are Dick Carlson, Pro-Life chairman for the K nights of Columbus, and Teri Giles, director of the pregnancy center. NEWS-SUN


C M Y K By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticA stonishingly beautiful and breathtaking in its brutal imagery, Snow White & the Huntsman is thrilling and frightening in equal measure,y et as bereft of satisfying substance as a poisoned apple. Rupert Sandersrevisionist take on the classic Brothers Grimm fable, thef irst feature from the respected British commercial d irector, upends expectations of traditional gender roles while simultaneouslye mbracing what a fairy tale should be. Its dark and dang erous, vicious and violent. Yes, there are dwarves and adorable, furry woodland creatures but more often, death is a constant threat. A nd yet the performances notably from Kristen S tewart as the iconic title character dont always live up to the films vision-a ry promise. First, theres the problem of casting anyo ne whos supposed to be fairer than Charlize Theron as the evil queen. Butb eyond Stewarts distractingly inconsistent British accent, she simply lacks the p resence to serve as a convincing warrior princess. S hes too slight, her Snow White seems too reticent and insecure as she leads her minions into battle, and she still relies on all those BellaS wan tics that define her performances in the wilight movies: the sulking and sighing, the skittish side glances. Theron, at the opposite end of the spectrum, tends tog et too screechy; with her imposing height, deep voice a nd mesmerizing beauty, shes far more powerful when she dials it down. Shes long been willing to play deeply flawed and evenc ruel characters, but here she gets downright campy at times. Still, she is always a startling vision to behold in Oscar-winning costumed esigner Colleen Atwoods dramatic, intricate dresses and crowns. The look and the energy of Snow White & the Huntsman are what keep it engaging, if a bit overlong. Theron, as the magical and manipulative Ravenna, has married (and quickly killed) the widower king, locked his daughter Snow White in a tower and plunged a once-peaceful realm into a wasteland of misery and strife. Once Snow comes of age and earns her fairest-of-them-all status, Ravennas power is threatened, and nothing short of eating the princessheart will sustain her. This sets the films chase in motion: Snow White escapes, and Ravenna hires a veteran huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to track her down in a treacherous place known as the Dark Forest. But instead, this tormented soul ends up becoming herr eluctant protector, which means Ravenna must send y et another team of bad guys to find them both. Hemsworth, the hunky Thor star, continues to solidify his intriguing screenp resence; hes got the looks and swagger of a bigger, bulkier Brad Pitt but also gets to show off his vulnerability and even some comict iming, too. And laughs are hard to find around here, which is why its so surprising to see our old friends the dwarves show up; given that everything else about this telling of the familiar fairy tale is so different, you dont really expect them. There are eight of them, not seven, and they certainly dont whistle while they work; similar to the dwarves in the other Snow White movie this year, the jokey, ornate Mirror Mirror, theyre scoundrels and thieves making mischief in the forest. But its the way theyre presented once they meet Snow and the huntsman thats the real surprise, and it may cause you to do a double take. Sanders has rounded up a veritable whos-who of esteemed British character actors including Ian McShane, Toby Jones, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone,N ick Frost and Eddie Marsan and, through some digital trickery, seamlessly depicted them as little people. Its just one of many examples of meticulous detail in the film, from the menacing trees that come alive in the Dark Forest to the hauntingly enchanted animals and fairies that greet Snow White and her new posse of pals as they continue along their arduous trek toward safety and, eventually, back to the kingdom to reclaim her rightful throne. There are no Rodents of Unusual Size, to borrow from The Princess Bride, but every other fantastical creature is here so theyd be right at home. And if there were, Snow would be the one to slay them. Its certainly admirable to see this character depicted as a strong, capable woman rather than a damsel in dis-t ress, and its a great role model for girls in the audience (although little kids might find much of the imagery too nightmarish; adults might, too, for that matter). But it does make you wonder how Snow White, whos been trapped in a tower for the entirety of her adolescence, knows how to ride a horse and wield a sword like Braveheart. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, June 1, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 3 3 3 3 DIVERSIONS DearAbby: My parents divorced when I was int hird grade, and my sister and I lived with my mother. When I was 16, Mom met a man online, quit her job and moved across thec ountry to be with him. My sister and I begged her to let us finish school first, but she was adamant about moving. She gave us a choice move with her toa nother state or move in with our father. We chose t he latter. Since then, my mother has not been a part of myl ife. She calls occasionally, but never on my birthday o r special holidays. I invited her to my wedding, but she didnt attend. When I think of my mother, I associate her with feelings ofa bandonment and unhappiness. M om called me last week, and frankly it was upsetting. I have heardf rom others how unhappy she is with her life and the c hoices she made, although she hasnt said it to me directly. I find it painful toh ear her say she loves me, because theres a difference between saying it and l iving it. I have forgiven her, but it doesnt mean I w ant to sign up for more of that treatment. Is there a moral obligation to allow her back into my life? I believe youc ant help what happens in your childhood, but you can decide how you let it affect you. Or is it OK to stay on the path I have chosen and keep my distance from her? Morally Perplexed in Texas D earPerplexed: If a closer relationship with your mother would be dangerous for you emotionally, then you shouldnt risk it.I t is not your fault that the life she chose didnt turn out to be a happy one for her. After years of being treated with indifferenceb y her, if you choose to keep your distance, I support your decision. DearAbby: Perhaps Im a little old-fashioned, but do you think its acceptable when having a large wedding and reception to hurry your guests away so a smaller group of intimate family and friends can attend a more exclusive reception? Is this now common among new couples? Id gladly attend a single o pen house or reception in the new couples honor a fter their honeymoon, when they wouldnt be so rushed. Your thoughts,p lease. Somewhat Offended in K entucky DearSomewhat Offended: No, it is not a trend. To shoo away ones guests so that a privatep arty can be held afterward is rude. It shows lack of c onsideration for the feelings of ones guests, and it is very poor manners. DearAbby: I am a sing le mother with three children. Several years ago we bought a puppy. When weg ot her, we were told if she ever gets lost, she could be located through the chip t hat had been placed in her. (The breeder said it was j ust a shot.) You can also buy a car these days with a global positioning device installed so the car can be located if it is stolen. T he cost for the police to find a missing child has got to be astronomical. Wouldnt it be much cheaper to come up with global positioning chips for our children? T hey do it for dogs and cats. When will we make o ur children safer than we do our pets and our cars? Just Thinking in Florida DearJust Thinking: Y ou have come up with an interesting concept, and not just one for small children. It could work for members of the militarya nd workers who go abroad to dangerous locations, and also for people suffering from Alzheimers disease who might wander. D ear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Mom who left kids behind now wants to make contact Dear Abby Snow White a gorgeous take on old fairy tale M CT C harlize Theron (top photostars as the queen and Kristen S tewart stars as Snow White in Snow White & the Huntsman. Movie Review Snow White & t he Huntsman R ating: PG-13 (intense sequences of violence and a ction, and brief sensuality) Running time: 125 minutes R eview: (of 4 rNEWYORK (APTheres nothing like a backwoods blood feud to excite television viewers on Memorial Day. The first part of the History networks miniseries Hatfields & McCoys was seen by 13.9 million viewers on Monday night, more than 17 million when the immediate repeat was added in, the Nielsen company said. The numbers held up for part two on Tuesday, which was watched by 13.1 million, Nielsen said. Those are huge numbers in the cable television world. No scripted series on the broadcast networks last week came close. By contrast, Foxs series finale of House last week reached 8.7 million people. Hatfields & McCoys had a couple of bigname stars in Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton and is airing over three nights in two-hour chunks. Broadcast television was dominated by competition shows again last week, led by the 21.5 million people who watched the American Idol finale on Fox. Dancing With the Stars and Americas Got Talent also did well. Perhaps crowded by the marketplace, ABCs Duets finished a modest No. 23 in the ratings, with 6.8 million viewers. Foxs summer series So You Think You Can Dance also came out of the gate slowly, with 6.3 million viewers. Led by Idol, Fox won the week with an average of 8.3 million viewers in prime time (4.9 rating, 9 shareABC had 7.4 million (also 4.9, 93.9, 7 NBC had 4.6 million (3.0, 5Television had 1.1 million (0.7, 1had 680,000 (0.5, 1 Hatfields and McCoys big draw


C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, June 1, 2012 Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesF AMILYFEATURES Whether hes the household handy man or the king of the lawn, the family chef or the best piggy-back ride giver ever, Dad deserves something special this Fathers Day. Here are some gift ideas that will tell him just how special he is. Motorcycle: The Definitive Visual History,$40.00 http://us.dk.com Every dad will want to hit the open road after receiving Motorcycle this Fathers Day. The ultimate guide for bike lovers and riders, this book traces the history and allure of these two-wheeled machines, cataloging the diverse spectrum of bikes from the first prototypes to the superbikes of today. This beautifully illustrated book not only covers the technological developments of motorcycles, but also the cultural backdrop against which the various models arose and their i mpact on society.Pennington 1-Step Complete,Approximately $16.00 for 6.25 pounds w ww.penningtonseed.com Does he take pride in his lawn? Make it easy on him this year with an all-in-one solution that saves him time and back-breaking work. This combination product includes mulch, seed and fertilizer so he can fill patches, protect and fertilize the seed all at the same time. Hell get grass thats 80 percent thicker with half the water required for ordinary seed. Its a gift hell enjoy for years to come.Omaha Steaks Thrill the Grill, $49.99 www.OmahaSteaks.com Gathering the family for a Fathers Day cookout is one of the best ways to show your dad just how much you love him. Treat him to all his favorite foods by ordering one of Omaha Steaksgift packages, such as the Thrill the Grill, which includes filet mignons, top sirloins, chicken, pork chops, burgers, and stuffed baked potatoes. Call 1-800-228-9055 to order.RYOBI 18VONE+ Lithium Ion Compact Drill Kit,$149.00 www.homedepot.com/ryobi Perfect for handy dads, the RYOBI 18VONE+ Lithium Ion Compact Drill Kit features variable speed control, a MagTray magnetic holder to keep extra bits and screws within easy reach, a two-speed gearbox and 24 position clutch for high torque applications, and a bubble level for accuracy. The battery holds a charge four times longer than NiCad batteries, and is compatible with more than 50 RYOBI ONE+ products. Large Big Green Egg,Starting from $799.00 www.BigGreenEgg.com From appetizers and entrees to desserts, the Big Green Egg will exceed all dads expectations for culinary perfection. With the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product available, dad can do it all from grilling and cooking low and slow, to baking, smoking and roasting. The Big Green Egg has more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. And with five convenient sizes to choose from, theres one to fit any lifestyle.