The news-sun
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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 06-10-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Highlands County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
Coordinates: 27.495556 x -81.444444 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K Sunday, June 10, 2012 www.newssun.com Volume 93/Number 73 | 75 cents HighLow 91 73Complete Forecast PAGE 8A Hot, humid with storms possible Forecast Question: Should Rick Helms keep his job as county administrator? Next question: Will you send your kids to a camp this summer? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Pam Gourley Age 60, of Avon Park Janet Jones Age 57, of Avon Park Talcott Starr Age 75, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 6A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 69.7% No 30.3% 099099401007 Total votes: 142 Arts & Entertainment5B Books 7B Business 1C Chalk Talk 3B Classifieds 4C Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle2B Dear Abby 2B Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope 2B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 2B Pause & Consider2B Sports On TV 2D Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 8 8 7 7 News-Sun file photo Playing in the lake is just one of the fun activities offered at some of the summer camps in Highlands County. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comParents shouldnt have to worry too much about a place for the little ones to run off some energy during the long summer days. Highlands County offers a wide variety summer camps and programs to choose from, each with their own unique and fun twists on the long-time summer tradition. One of the most well-known camps around is Camp Sparta in Sebring. The weekly camp begins June 11 for boys and girls ages 5 to 12 years. Camp Sparta is a Christian camp and conference center that provides a number of activities for campers. Prices are $145 per week for full camp (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) with three meals included; day camp is $100 per week (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) with lunch included and $60 per week for preschool (ages 4-5, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) with snacks included. Register online at www.campsparta.com/ or call 382-8696. Discovery Camp 2012 at the Highlands County Childrens Museum in Sebring is another popular destination for kids. It runs June 11 through Aug. 3 The cost is $75 per week with a $10 registration fee for non-museum members. Discovery camp is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Registration forms can be downloaded at childrensmuseumhighNo reason for kids to be bored during break News-Sun file photo Campers at the Childrens Museum of the Highlands can enjoy playing in the cab of a fire truck. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK It couldnt have been a more perfect birthday gift for Avon Park resident Lois Baumann. Baumann recently celebrated her 65th birthday and received more love than she couldve ever hoped for from four people she has yet to even meet but has long wanted to know. Baumanns story begins 65 years ago when she was adopted by a loving couple who raised her from the age of four days old. Born in Illinois, Baumann (and other adopted individuals) was unable to have access to information about her birth parents due to the conditions of the states closed adoption laws and policies. Ahandful of states have recently changed closed adoption policies allowing adopted individuals to seek and apply for their original birth certificates. When the opportunity presented itself for the information to be retrieved Baumann, of course, jumped Local woman discovers siblings after 6 decades News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Devtech was recognized as the business of the year. Charles Devlin, the owner, accepted the award. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Avon Park Chamber of Commerce members gathered at the Sun N Lake Island View Restaurant Thursday evening for their annual awards banquet. In announcing his choice for Director of the Year, outgoing president of the board of directors William Bennett said his decision had been very difficult, because he had received so much help over the year. Ultimately, however, he recognized Julia Diaz-Nichols, the incoming president of the board, because, She was always there. I knew I could count on her. Bill Stephenson, the driving force in creatAP Chamber honors its best See SUMMER, page 5A See SIBLINGS, page 5A See CHAMBER, page 4A News-Sun staffAVON PARK The pastor of an Avon Park church was booked into the Highlands County Jail Thursday night on four felony charges after investigators said that he illegally took more than $20,000 from the church over a three-year period. According to arrest reports, Sammuel David Varis, 45, was added to the SunTrust bank account of the New Covenant Worship Center of A von Park in December of 2009. The report said that Varis was entrusted to care for the church as the pastor and assumed the responsibility of handling the churchs financial transactions on a day-to-day basis. Two debit cards were issued on the church account, one in Varisname and the other to James Cobb. Through 2010 and 2011, the report said, the card issued to Cobb was used for several A TM and debit transactions, although Cobb told investigators he had no idea that a card had been issued in his name. Cobb didnt find out about the card until December of 2011 when he saw a bank statement for the church account and noticed the fraudulent transactions. Cobb then reviewed the church and bank records for 2010-11 and noticed a subHCSO: Pastor stole from church V aris See PASTOR, page 5A NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 www.newssun .com T ips for planning summer getaways with the family LIVING, 1B Buzzing with successSebrings Grubb had good freshman season SPORTS, 1DWhere to fishNew Lakes Guide targets tourists PAGE2A


C M Y K By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Council members were presented with a new option regarding the long-discussed dredge hole at City Pier Beach on Lake Jackson Tuesday evening during the councils first monthly meeting. City Administrator Scott Noethlich requested that council vote to deny the bids that were received by the city. Noethlich had previously stated the bids received were way north of the budgeted $80,000. Four vendors turned in bids for the initial project of filling the hole with outside sand. Each of the vendors bids came in well over $100,000. Tuesday evening, council members unanimously passed the motion to reject the bids and pursue the hydraulic dredge option to complete the project. The dredge hole will be filled by pumping sand from the bottom of Lake Jackson into the hole. Polston (Engineering) has contacted DEP(Department of Environmental Protection) to see if the project is permittable, Noethlich said. With this method of filling the whole, state approval must be gained in order to go ahead with the project. They (Polston) asked for a timeline today. At this point we dont know how long it will take to approve. You have to go to the state if youre moving sand from the bottom of the lake, said Noethlich. Council will await approval from DEPbefore pursuing any further action on the dredge hole project. 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PB: Power Ball Lottery Center Culvert installment closes roadSEBRING Highlands County Road and Bridge Department will be installing culverts on Bluff Hammock Road starting at 8 a.m. Monday until 5 p.m. W ednesday. The road will be closed at the end section of Bluff Hammock Road. There will be no access at the point of the worksite and beyond. For further information, contact the Highlands County Road and Bridge Department at 402-6529.Huntley boat ramp to close for repairLAKE PLACID Highlands County Parks and Recreation Department will close the Lake Huntley boat ramp at the end of Anderson Street for repair and maintenance from Monday, July 9 through Wednesday, Aug. 16. The ramp is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, Aug. 17. For further information on boat ramp closings, contact the Highlands County Parks and Recreation Department at 402-6812.Commission candidates speak at Homeowners AssociationSEBRING Ameet the candidates forum of the eight candidates for the office of Highlands County commissioner will give each candidate a chance to tell us their background and then a question and answer session will follow. The Highlands County Homeowners Association meets from 9-11 a.m. Monday at Sebring Country Estates Clubhous e. The candidates are District 1: William D. Bennett and James L. Brooks; District 3: William Ron Handley, Mark A. Pimentel, Michael S. Ston e and Nadine ElliottTedstone; District 5: R. Greg Harris and Greg Smith.Johnson to speak at T ea Party meetingSEBRING The Highlands Tea Party will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Homers Restaurant. Rand y Johnson will be the guest speaker. Johnson was raised in a military family in Central Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1981 with a bachelors degree in Economics. After graduation, Johnson entered the Navy where h e served as an officer and carrier pilot for nine years He flew more than 200 missions aboard the United States aircraft carriers USS Saratoga, Theodore Roosevelt and Independence. After service to his country, Johnson served a s a director of staff for the Orange County Board of County Commissioners, and then, for 12 years, as CEO of a regional econom ic development organization.Scribes Night Out to be earlier todaySEBRING Because of scheduling problems, Scribes Night Out will take COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 6A I want to start this article off by paying tribute to a wonderful, warm and beautiful lady that passed away this week, Sandia Wehenkel. S andia was filled with love and light, was a terrific friend, and did so much for the Centennial Committee. She will be greatly missed a nd we thank her for all she did to assist in the Centennial year; we are certain she will enjoy singing with the angels. Now for the news. Weare council approved and ready to roll! The Centennial Committee went before Sebring City Council on Tuesday for approval of the road closures and other requests for the main focus week of Oct. 12-21. Some of the events include a city parade, boat parade, bed race, street dance, setting ofa time capsule, concerts and other events. One group of citizens is planning a special ceremony honoring World War II ace and Sebrings hero, Major Tommy McGuire. This is where you come in; we need participants! Saturday, Oct, 13, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. the Centennial Bed Race: We need bed racers for the event. There will be food available and a DJ too. Its certain to be a crazy fun event! Plans firming up for big Centennial Celebration Centennial Notebook Sebring waits for DEP approval to fill dredge hole See PLANS, page 6A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK An Avon Park man was killed last Sunday after his car struck a palm tree on Tulane Drive. Mondra Hawkins, 38, of 1303 Tulane Drive, was pronounced dead after he was transported to Florida Hospital Heartland Division around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. According to Comdr. Jason Lister of the Avon Park Police Department, Hawkins was apparently on his way home from work at Ruby Tuesdays and was just a short distance from his residence when the accident occurred. Lister stated that speed was a factor in the accident and that Hawkins was not wearing his seat belt. APPD Det. Sgt. Nathan Coogan reported that Hawkins2000 red Mercury Mystique four-door was traveling in excess of the speed limit when Hawkins lost control coming into the curve at Shoreline Drive. The Mercury skidded several feet before impacting the palm tree just behind the drivers door. From the accident data, it appears that the driver attempted to make a lefthanded curve at a high rate of speed and lost control of the vehicle. The damage to the vehicle was extensive, Coogan said. Coogan and Lister stated the a toxicology report is pending, but alcohol was not a factor in the accident. The matter is still under investigation. The car is too old to download the data from the computer and we are still reconstructing the accident scene and awaiting a toxicology report, Coogan said on Friday. AP man killed in single-car accident New plan is to get sand from lake bottom The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Yes, he really caught that fish. Thats the answer John Scherlacher, director of the Highlands County V isitor & Convention Bureau and Tourist D evelopment Council, answers a lot about the new Lakes Guide. The guide was released on Thursday and has a pict ure of 10-year-old Cracker Trail Elementary Student Adrian Echols on t he front with a 12-pound, 9-ounce largemouth bass. We put out a call for lake pictures from the public and we looked t hrough a lot of them, but when we saw that one, it was like Yep, thats the one, Scherlacher said. The new guide features A drian with a trophy he lured last year when he w as 9, and is key to attracting tourists to H ighlands County, according to Scherlacher. This new guide is geared with the tourist in mind. We focused on b ringing people to the county this go-around, he added. Supplies of the old guide, which was printed b efore Scherlacher took the TDC position in 2008, were low and $50,000 was set aside from the tourism tax lakes maintenance fund for a new one. These are going out all over the state and will be mailed out when people ask for information about the county, Scherlacher said. We fish whenever we can, said Dan Echols, Adrians grandfather. The picture featured was taken by Adrians grandfather, Dan Echols, and is just a sample of the big bass that run in Highlandswaters. This is not the biggest Lakes Guide targets tourists The countys new Lakes Guide features 10-yearold Cracker Trail Elementary Student Adrian Echols on the front with a 12-pound, 9ounce bass he caught. See LAKES, page 5A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Two people were transported Saturday morning after a two-vehichle crash at the intersection of Manatee Drive and S.R. 17 in Sebring. According to police radio traffic, one person died at the scene. The Florida Highway Patrol was investigating the crash and could not comment about the specifics at press time. Crash at S.R. 17 and Manatee Drive


C M Y K TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 10, 2012Page 3A I learned this morning that Ray Bradbury passed away at the age of 91. That killed the column I was planning. I really need to write about this. According to an article at www.latimes.com (one of many articles talking about Bradbury) the author wrote more than 27 novels and 600 short stories in his long life. He wrote in a variety of genres,including science fiction and fantasy. And he was one of several writers to take science fiction from pulp to hard cover bestseller. One fascinating fact I gleaned from the LA Times article:Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit 451in 1953 on a typewriter in the basement of the UCLA library. He had to pay 10 cents every half-hour to use the typewriter. He spent $9.80 and finished the book in nine days. If my math is correct,that comes to 49 hours. Thats fast work. He kept up a schedule of writing 1,000 words a day, even as he got older. He kept writing with an electric typewriter,even after computers came into being. Even when he suffered a stroke in 1999,he didnt stop writing. Instead,he began dictating his stories over the phone to one of his daughters. He was publishing work as late as 2009. I dont get the impression that retire was ever part of his plans. I remember Fahrenheit 451.A scary novel for bookworms like me, Bradbury postulated a future when the printed page would become illegal and books were routinely burned. One of those assigned to do the burning begins to question the wisdom of his superiors and,if I recall correctly,actually saves a book from the flames and begins to read it. If you havent read the novel,I wont spoil it further for you. Its telling that I havent read it in years but can still recall it. I cant say that about everything Ive read in my life. Another book of Bradburys I enjoyed was The Illustrated Man.It was a collection of his short stories framed with the story of a heavily tattooed man whose skin art moved and told stories. I dont think I can say that Bradbury heavily infl uenced me as a writer per se. While Ive written a little science fiction its by no means my strongest genre. And like many,I associate Bradbury primarily with science fiction,though he wrote much,much more than that. But reading about him today I was struck by his dedication to the craft. I go back to his plugging 10 cents into that typewriter every half hour. $9.80 was probably a lot of money in 1953. And 49 hours in nine days? Thats more time per day then I put in my own craft. He kept writing into his 80s. He kept up a steady regime of writing every day something I need to get back into the habit of doing. While he slowed down as time went on,he did not stop. There have been times Ive threatened to quit writing and become a professional video game player. This happens when I hit a wall or a dry spell,or when I question my path in general. If Ray Bradbury questioned himself,he hid it well. I doubt I will ever be as great a writer as he was. But maybe I can learn from his consistency and endurance and apply it to my own writing life. Who knows what I might accomplish then? Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by email at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. RIP Ray Bradbury Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number.Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected.Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words.Letters of local concern take priority.Send your letter to 2227 U.S.27 South, Sebring, FL 33870;drop it off at the same address;fax 385-1954;or e-mail editor@newssun.com To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so consider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. The News-Sun has a long history of encouraging public discussion through letters, guest columns, and Readers Response questionnaires.Providing this forum for our readers is a pleasure, not an obligation. The tiny sound would have been audible in the tense silence immediately after Board Chairman Jack Richie asked f or a motion to fire county administrator Rick Helms and begin to look for a replacement. We have a concern about that silence and what it represents. Our concern has nothing to do with H elms,per se. It has everything to do with how the board of county commiss ioners is dealing with the situation. With eight months left before the end of Helmscontract,nothing has been done in anticipation of the future. This is short sighted,even self-sabotaging. Selecting a county administrator takes time and research. A search for candidates should begin while there is plenty of time to advertise,review,interview and decide on who would be a good fit for the county,with the skills needed to be successful. W e agree with Commissioner Don Elwell that it is important for the commission to follow its own rules and protocol. A second evaluation of Helms performance has been promised and should be done,even though his overall ratings are unlikely to change. That doesnt,however,mean the commission should lag in its decision. Already commission members have a full plate going into the summer because they have not begun budget discussions. This is worrisome,especially because tax revenues are expected to drop once again in fiscal 2012-2013 by as much as $2 million. More painful decisions lie ahead. Part of the delay in dealing with the budget is Helmsresponsibility. He has yet to send the commission members any information on the subject. In fact, it is these kinds of problems that led some commissioners to lose faith in Helms. If Helms is not going to have his contract renewed and it certainly looks that way right now it is essential that the work of finding a successor begin immediately. It is the only way to prepare a seamless transition. Begin the search process now Ping. That was the sound of the metaphorical pin dropping in the commission chamber Tuesday. How do the beaches benefit Sebring?E ditor: In the Sunday,June 3 edition of the News-Sun Jen Brown wrote an article describing some history of lake Jackson and the longest beach.Included in t he article Jen advises that presently, there are four beaches on Lake Jackson inside the city of Sebring that are all very beautiful and well worth enjoying.Thats very nice. Will someone please explain just how we go about enjoyingthese beaches since they are closed more than open. How do we get to them ... walk? There is no parking at Crescent Beach and the access to Hidden Beach is locked up. City Pier Beach is again closed. Veterans Beach might be open, but then again,is the water within safety parameters for contagins and fecal matter? Lake Jackson might have a great history,but unfortunately it appears its future benefit to Sebring continues to be jeopardized. If you read the article,it was explained that Lake Jacksons benefit to Sebring was thrown by the wayside when U.S. 27 was four-laned in 1966. David Reasoner SebringRepublicans have been a consistent failureEditor: Recently Romney stood outside the Solyndra companys former headquarters in California to claim Solyndra as Exhibit A of President Obamas missteps on the economy. Interesting that he did not mention Beacon Power Corp.,a Massachusetts energy storage company that also went bankrupt after receiving a federal loan,a company Romney has or had a financial interest in. To counter this corny exhibition should Obama stand in front of a military cemetery and say that these honored dead from Iraq are the result of the former Republican so-called administration? I cant wait to see the pained expression on Romneys face when George Bush comes up to him at the convention,puts his arm around Romneys shoulder and says This is my boy. What a hoot that would be. Romney speaks of a failed recovery by Obama. A failed recovery from what? That term is usually used about someone who had been in hospital with a serious illness and didnt make it. The serious illness this country is suffering from is the eight years of a failed Republican administration led by a total failure. All the problems facing this country today go back to those eight years. The housing/mortgage debacle,the bank failures,the high unemployment,the war in Iraq based on lies,Bush was warned about 9/11 and did nothing,republican corruption, ... by the way is Tom DeLay out of prison yet? The list goes on and on,there is not enough space in this newspaper to cover it all. Yet there are a large number of people in this country who would vote the Republicans back into the White House simply because they might save a few bucks in taxes. If you or someone you know bets on sporting events,either legal or illegal, on what do you,or they base the selection on as to the winner? Past performance. And the Republicans have consistently been a failure in the White House. Nixon,the only U.S. president to resign his office in order to avoid impeachment because of the Watergate break-in and cover-up. Reagan,a B actor in his best gig. George H. W. Bush,are we there yet? George W. Bush,no explanation needed. The last Republican president who did anything for the people of this country was Lincoln,and maybe Teddy Roosevelt. All the rest were there for that 1 percent of the population,the wealthy. To be continued. Sandy Oleesky SebringWriter confused about Tea PartyEditor: In response to Ms. Grimesletter regarding Teapublicans vs. Middle Class.Please Ms. Grimes,if youre going to post a letter,you need to get your facts correct. I have attended many Tea Party meetings up and down the east coast from Florida to Upstate New York and I can assure you that your facts are incorrect. The membership of the Tea Parties that Ive attended are,in fact,made up of the middle classand none of us feel that we are under attack by the Republicans. We are not made up of millionaires,and billionaires do not fund us. We are selffunded by our (middle class) membership. We may be mostly conservative but only to the extent that we believe that e very individual be able to reach their own potential. For each to have the right to live free from government intrusion,the right to vote as they choose and to pursue the education of their choice that will help them improve their ability to make a living wageor more. Most of us have not received a raise in the past 10-plus years. Those of us on Social Security have not seen a cost of loving adjustment in the past several years. All of us have seen our home values drop and some have lost their homes. The decrease in housing values and job loss can be traced directly to the ineptness of the government,not the Tea Party. The Tea Party is a non-partisan organization that does not endorse any candidate. We are open to all candidates regardless of political affiliation and listen to each of their platforms. Then we let our members make up their own minds as to whom they want to vote for. The goal of the Tea Party is a fiscally responsible government and constitutional government which recognizes the freedoms and rights of all its citizens. A government that is For the people and by the people. In closing,I must say that while reading your letter,I felt you were really talking about the Ultra-Left Progressives who seem to want to control all of our lives,trying to convince us that we need them to take care of us. I dont need or want a Nanny Government. I may not be rich in money but I am rich in personal integrity,character and motivation to take care of myself. I would like to personally invite you to attend our Highlands Tea Party meeting and meet some of us before making these inaccurate judgments about us, which appear to be based on hearsay and misinformation. Then you will be able to speak the true facts about our Tea Party and our middle class. Jerry Kingsbury Highlands Tea Party member


C M Y K Page 4ANews-SunSunday, June 10, 2012www.newssun.com Musselman's; 11.25"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 4 9 9 8 8 ing the Heartland Food Reservoir, was honored with the Community Service Award. Stephenson was not able to attend, but chamber board member Kimberly Batty-Herbert said, Bill is a true champion of this community. He volunteers more than 60 hours a week at the reservoir, which provides food to food pantries to distribute to individuals. The reservoir distributed 1.2 million pounds of food this year. The Beautification Award went to David Ailstock for the work he did restoring the facade of 18 East Main Street, where his restaurant 18 East is located. The building is a historical one, built in 1897. Diaz-Nichols presented the Business of the Year Award to Charles Devlin, owner of Devtech, a company specializing in natural and propane gas at the industrial level as well as engineering measurement and control products. Most of my business is all over Florida, Devlin said. Wally Randall was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. From resurrecting the Fourth of July fireworks show, to serving on the APcity council and The School Board of Highlands County, to reviving the flagging Boys & Girls Clubs, Bennett said, Randall committed himself throughout his life. In response to a standing ovation, Randall said, Thank you for this award. I appreciate it very much. Tealy Williams, principal of Avon Park High School, gave the keynote address on Avon Park being the City of Champions. He said he believes the name fits Avon Park well. Champions, he said have all the qualities the people of Avon Park have compassion, humility, motivation and the acceptance of others. We need, he said, to get the folks who focus on what we dont have, but see what we do well. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Magdelynn Hayes, 2, and her dad Joseph Hayes get balloons ready to decorate for the Economic Development Commissions Highlands County Company Picnic at Henscratch Farms in Lake Placid on Saturday. According to EDC Special Projects Assistant Melissa Hayes, It is a community event with a chance to network with other businesses, we are going to have old fashioned games with a company picnic to kick-off summer. Highlands County Company Picnic Chamber hands out awards By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYchristopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Wally Cox, superintendent of s chools, announced Thursday he plans to recommend Carey C onner for the position of principal at Lake Placid Elementary School for the n ext school year. The recommendation must be approved by The School Board of Highlands County. Long-time principal Carole D isler retires this year on July 31. Conner has served as assistant principal for the last four years. She began her career at L PE as a second-grade teacher for two years, then became a reading coach for four years. In addition to her 10 years of experience at LPE, she taught at Park Elementary School. Im pretty seasoned, Conner said, laughing. Im very excited, and look forward to a hard working journey. The staff means the world to me, she said. LPE is the largest elementary school in the county, just shy of 800 students. Im following a great leader, Conner said, referring to Disler. I dont mean to make a lot changes. Were pretty successful, my goal is to build on that. Conner was born and raised in Okeechobee. Her late father was a Highlands County native. She graduated from Florida Southern in 1992 with a bachelors degree in education. She has a masters degree from the University of South Florida. Cox taps Conner for Lake Placid Elementary principal Choice to replace Disler has to be approved by school board Special to the News-SunSEBRING Just beating the deadline, Republican Jeri Canale filed her papers Friday to run for the District 3 County Commission seat. Canale believes the choice of a new commissioner should be that of the people, not the governor. Canale was inducted to the Realtors Hall of Fame by her peers and recently opened a sporting goods store called Boom Booms LLC. She recently returned to school and is studying law at Hodges University where she is maintaining an A average. I have the experience needed to face the challenges that will be coming before the county commissioners during this difficult time in history, Canale said We are facing large budget cuts and will be looking for ways to sustain county services, she said. Canale enters race for District 3 seat News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Wally Randall (left) was honored with the chambers Lifetime Achievement Award. William Bennett presented the award as one of his last official acts as chamber president.


C M Y K at it. You always want to know. I was raised by two w onderful parents. They are my parents and they loved me and I love them, but you always want to know, Baumann said. In April, Baumann received her birth certificate a nd two pieces of information she had always longed t o know her birth parents names. I applied for it (birth certificate) in November so I had to wait a while. E verything has gone by so fast since I got it in April, Baumann said. Baumann discovered that her birth parents had passed, u nfortunately, so she was unable to meet or get in touch with them; she did, however, discover a number of siblings. Im the oldest of us. I have one whole brother, two half sisters and one half brother ... and I found out that Im Italian. I didnt know that, Baumann said with excitement. Since discovering her four siblings, Baumann has kept in contact with each of them. The eldest of the bunch, Baumann knows how important it is to know where she comes from as well as learning as much as she can about her family. I was born and raised and adopted in Chicago. I grew up there and one of my sisters grew up there. The others grew up in Kenosha and one grew up in Washington state, Baumann said. Baumann only moved to Florida a short while ago. The pre-kindergarten teachers assistant has worked at Parkview for the past two years. The discovery of her siblings couldnt have been possible without the help of her co-worker and friend, Sherri Anderson. It was Sherri. She was the one. I wouldnt have gotten this done without her; it just wouldnt have happened, Baumann said. Anderson assisted Baumann in the search for her siblings. Using Baumanns birth certificate information and Ancestry.com, Anderson was able to track down the names of each of the siblings and put them in contact with Baumann. According to Baumann, she was not the only sibling who was put up for adoption as an infant. My birth mother sort of alternated adoptions. She put me up and then kept the next child. She got pregnant again, gave birth and then put that sibling up for adoption, and on and on until the last child, Baumann explained. Over the past two months, the siblings have spoken numerous times and each are excited and ready to meet one another for the first time. Baumann and her siblings have all been invited to a family reunion in Chicago this week. Baumann left for Chicago Saturday morning and was the last of the siblings to arrive. Baumann will spend the week getting to know her siblings as well as other family members before returning to Florida on June 16. They have put together a huge party and a news crew will be there to interview us all, Baumann said with excitement. Baumann is looking forward to meeting Rick, Kathleen, Carmen and Angelo. She is grateful for the opportunity to have a part of herself that she has gone her entire life without. I never in a million years thought I would find anything out, especially at 65 years old. We are all really happy ... We are all so excited. This whole thing is such a blessing, Baumann said. For my birthday I got a lot of sister cards this year. That felt so great. Baumanns 65th birthday has surely gone down as one of her favorites after getting such a priceless gift. Baumann will return to Highlands County after her reunion Saturday with a full heart, four siblings and a lifetimes worth of new memories. lands.com/ by clicking the Special Events and Programstab. Call 3855437 to reserve a spot for your child. South Florida Community College in Avon Park launches it summer camp on June 11 with a jam-packed schedule of activities for summer kids. Camp Adventure fees are $100 for Monday through Thursday and $25 for Fridays/field trip days. The camp meets from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for adventure seekers ages 5 to 14. Call 784-7388 or e-mail communityeducation@southflorida.edu/ for more information. Camp registration forms are online at www.southflorida.edu/academic/commed/CampAdventure.aspx./ One of the countys longest running camps started its first session Friday at Lake Denton in Avon Park. The Camp houses summer campers through a variety of programs and schedules. There is something for kids of every age, beginning at 5. Prices for Camp Lake Denton vary by age range and schedule, but begin at $50. For information contact camp officials at 453-3627 or visit www.lakedentoncamp.org/. Camp Wingmann in Avon Park begins June 10 and runs through late July. The camp is designed for youth in third grade and up. The camp usually has a waiting list, so it is advisable to register your child as early as possible. Fees for Camp Wingmann are $320 per session (weekly session, overnight stays) and include a T-shirt, meals and numerous activities. For more information call 866526-3380 or email wingmann@strato.net. The Highlands County YMCAin Sebring opens its doors to campers on June 11. YMCASummer Camp plans activities for youth ages 5-12 and offers everything from swimming to arts and crafts for campers. Camp fees are $95 for members and $125 for non-members weekly. For more information, call 382-9622. Swimming lessons are being offered by the Highlands County YMCA separate from the summer camp. Swim lessons will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily for different swim levels. The cost is $35 members and $45 for non-members. The Heartland Library Cooperative will be offering Dream Big, a six-week program for children 5-13. Children may register for the program at the library between June 14 and July 7. For more information, call the Avon Park library at 4523803, the Lake Placid library at 699-3705 or the Sebring library at 402-6716 or visit thewww.myhic.org/. Young aspiring actors can get in some practice time during the Childrens Academy Theatre in Avon Park this summer. The fourweek camp is being put together by Krista Flores and will give students from grades K-12 the opportunity to be a part of a unique musical/comedy. Auditions will be held along with registration June 11-12. The five performances will stretch out over the course of the four weeks and will include different activities. For more information call Flores at 212-0800. Highlands Art League will hold their Creative Kids Camp from June 11 through July 20. The camp will include a variety of art classes and activities for ages 5 and up. Weekly camps will be $60. The two-week pottery camp is $120. For more information, call 385-5312. The Lake Placid Caladium Co-Op will offer classes for students ages 6 and up. The camp offers a variety of prices and classes ranging from pottery to sculpting for different price ranges. Some classes begin at $50 per week, others are run on a daily basis. The Caladium Co-Op classes begin June 11. Registration is suggested early to prepare instructors and materials. For more information call 699-5940. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 10, 2012Page 5A CENTRAL SECURITY; 3.639"; 2"; Black plus three; process, #1; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 3 7 7 2 2 SFCC-PERFORMING ARTS CENTER; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, bruce in USA; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 4 7 7 4 4 one he caught. We have pictures of one that was over 14 pounds. He has caught over 20 bass that are over 12 pounds. Im pretty proud of him, Dan Echols said. I tell him to remember that every cast could be a trophy. The young angler has been featured in Field and Stream and Gaff magazines, according to his grandfather and has his own 12-foot Jon Boat. Adrian caught the monster pictured on the guide in Lake Josephine. The exact location is closely guarded a secret of course, but he did disclose that he used a Rebel top water lure. Concentrate and patience. Those are the key, Adrian said of his secret to angling success. Continued from page 2A Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A Siblings to meet for first time this week News-Sun file photo Swimming lessons will be available at the YMCA in Sebring this summer. Summer camps abound Lakes Guide to be sent all over state stantial number of fraudulent transactions, and was told by the churchs bookk eeper that the card issued in Cobbs name was in Varispossession, the report said. Cobb also noticed several c hecks written out of sequence that had no record of where the money had been spent as well as several occasions where cash had been taken out of the offeri ngs before the money had been deposited in the a ccount, the report said. Cobb told investigators that there were several times w here the cash had been signed for by Varis, but t here were also times where the money was missing with no record of where it had gone. Cobb told investigators t hat he confronted Varis about the situation and was c onfident that it had been resolved to the point where Cobb put Varisname on the churchs Heartland National Bank account. No debit cards were issued on that account, but Cobb said he later found more checks were being written out of order with no record of where the money had been expensed. Varis denied any wrongdoing when confronted about the checks, but Cobb reported that he later discovered that Varis had been again taking cash out of the collection plates. The heavily redacted arrest report said that the investigation indicated that Varis had fraudulently used the debit card issued to Cobb, resulting in charges of criminal use of personal identification information and fraudulent use of a credit card. Varis was also charged with scheme to defraud of more than $20,000 but less than $50,000 and with grand theft. Varis was released after posting a $7,500 bond. Continued from page 1A Pastor charged with theft of church funds Parents arrested after girl shoots self with gunORLANDO (AP) The parents of a 4-yearold girl who accidentally shot herself in the chest after finding a gun on the couch have been arrested. Florida Today reports Leshumbia Stokes was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and tampering with evidence. Marie Buskey was charged with child neglect causing great bodily harm and culpable negligence.


C M Y K place from 2-4 p.m. today, instead of the regular time of 6-8 p.m. The location remains the same: Brewsters Coffee House, just south of Home Depot. The event will include an Open Mike session, open to any writer wanting to share a sample of their original work. Listeners are also welcome to attend. Admission is free. Time will also be devoted to business matters. For more information, call Larry Levey at 3858618 or Brewsters at 3148890.Enroll now for The Salvation Army clothing programSEBRING The Back to School Clothing Program will have its second enrollment, three days only for kindergarten through fifth grades, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at The Salvation Army, 3135 Kenilworth Blvd. Call 385-7548, ext. 302 for documents and financial qualification information.Highlands Gem and Mineral Club meets TuesdaySEBRING The meeting for the Highlands Gem and Mineral Club will take place at the Sunrise Restaurant in the Fountain Plaza, 267 U.S. 27 North, at 6 p.m. Tuesday. This is the final meeting before the summer hiatus. There are no meetings scheduled for July, August and September. For more information, call 453-7054 or 655-0770.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK Combat Veterans, Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have NASCAR on the screen at 12 p.m. today. Steak-O is at 2 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Mens Auxiliary meets at 6 p.m. Post meets at 7 p.m. Music by Tom McGannon from 58 p.m. Friday. Karaoke from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will host karaoke with Bama Jam and NASCAR today. Call for times. Legion meets at 7 p.m. Monday. Music wi th Bob Weed from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Franke from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, with Sho-Nuf Country from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday. The Moose Riders will be in the Pavilion on Saturday. Karaoke with BobKat from 6:30-9:30 p.m. For information, call 465-0131. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 10 a.m Monday. Music with Steve Baker on Saturday. Call 699-5444. SEBRING The VFWPost 4300 wi ll host karaoke with MegaSounz from 5-8 p.m. today. Mens Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Frank E will provide music from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Mike King provides music from 5-8 p.m Wednesday. Flag Day flag raising will be 11 a.m. Thursday. Chrissy will have music from 6-9 p.m. Friday. Todd Allen will have music from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Call 385-8902. The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 board meets at 7 p.m Monday. Wacky Wednesday music will be by Frank E. from 4:30-7:3 0 p.m. Cost is $3; dinner for $6.50. Fathers Day dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday for $11. To only dance, cost is $3. Enjoy dancing to Todd Allen from 6:309:30 p.m. Florida Elks National Convention will be June 29 through July 5 in Austin, Texas; make plans now. Call 471-3557.CFRPC meets Wednesday SEBRING The next meeting of the Central Florida Regional Planning Council is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at th e Sebring Airport Authority Board Room at 128 Authority Lane. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, June 10, 2012www.newssun.com DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 4 4 9 9 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; camp ad; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 3 5 5 3 3 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; would dad; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 4 8 8 0 0 Continued from page 2A Monday, Oct. 15 is parade night, the Centennial Parade Living the Legacy. Road closures are from 3-8 p.m. for the parade route, and 310 p.m. for Circle Drive and the spoke streets. We need floats for the parade, and people to dress in period costumes. After the parade, on The Circle well have food, vendors, California T oe Jam band and awards for the best period costume and best float. Wednesday, Oct. 17 is the Community Church Service, held at City Pier Beach from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 the road closures will be from 3-10 p.m. from Circle Drive to Wall Street on all spoke streets, to include closure to Mango on North Ridgewood. From 5-7 p.m. isa Tri Chamber Downtown Sebring Mixer in coordination with Sebring Centennial Celebration. At approximately 6 p.m., installation of the Time Capsule will take place in front of the Downtown Sebring Chamber of Commerce. Please join us for food, beverages, music, fun and more; this is an event not to miss. Immediately following the mixer is the Mayors Street Dance, with the stage facing North Ridgewood, with Back Porch Revival performing on stage. The Mountain Dew Cloggers are back again after being here for our Kick-Off Celebration. There will be square dancing with Mayor Hensley, food vendors, fun and more. Friday, Oct. 19 from 7-8 p.m. its a boat parade on Lake Jackson. Line up at City Pier Beach for judging and viewing. So, calling all boaters, sign up for this and have a great time as we celebrate Sebrings 100th birthday! More details to come. We are meeting this Wednesday, so I should have more information in next weeks column, but wanted to give you what we have. Please call or email. We need participants, and if you are a food vendor and would like to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, please let us know your interest. To get involved, call 863655-5554, email events@Sebring100.com, go to the website www.Sebring100.com and find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Sebring Centennial. Jen Brown is a member of the Sebring Centennial Committee. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Three Avon Park High School students swept the Peace of Highlands County essay contest. Dylan Browns essay was awarded first place. He concludes his essay this w ay: We here on Earth have such a short time to live. The span between the day of our birth and the time we take our last breath is just a blink in the vastness of our universe. But, on this journey, w hen you find peace with yourself, see the value in every human being, and grasp the interdependence we have with nature and creation that passes all human understanding you can have the t rue value of peace. If you manage to make no short cuts along the way and stay true to the path you will find your p eace, but in order to get there you must travel. Second place was awarded to Tamara S tokes. She wrote: The roads to peace can be achieved with compromise, r espect and compassion. Understanding the way to come to an agreement with each other is important i n trying to keep the peace. As well, respect is vital for the path of peace for i t helps people to be courteous to others. Also having compassion is important, for being aware of peoples feelings can prevent disputes. Taking the roads to peace is simple with these three components. Third place went to Carina Martinez. She opened her essay this way: The road to peace must be miles and miles long. Its like trying to get to the top of Mount Everest hard, tiring and with many obstacles along the way. But, it is not impossible. All we have to do is be really committed and very optimistic about it. The students were honored at the June 5 school board meeting where Dylan read his winning essay. APHS students write winning essays News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY The winners of the Peace of Highlands essay contest. (Fromleft) Dylan Brown, 1st place; Carina Marinez, third place; and Tamara Stokes, second place. All are students at Avon Park High School. Plans for Centennial Week shaping up OBITUARIES P AM GOURLEY Pam Gourley, age 60, passed away Tuesday, June 5 2012 in Winter Park, Fla. She was born in Avon Park, F la. to Louis and Pia (Grandi) Dellelo. She was a substitute teacher for H ighlands County Schools for 30 years. She attended the Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church and had been a lifelong resident of Avon Park, F la. Mrs. Gourley is survived by her husband of 38 years, David Gourley of Avon Park, Fla.; daughters, N atalie Massey (Kenny) of Avon Park, Fla. and Melanie Gourley of Orlando, Fla.; son, Brad Gourley (Elisa) of Berwick, Maine, stationed at Portsmoth, N.H. while serving with the United States Coast Guard; sisters, Rita B urby of Orlando, Fla. and Pia Friend (Pat) of Atchison, Kansas; grandchildren, KJ Massey and Grayson Gourley; and her beloved dogs, Peggy and Ginger. Amemorial service will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 4 p.m. at the Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church with Rev. George Hall officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Highlands County Humane Society, 7321 Haywood Taylor Boulevard, Sebring, Fla. 33876. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park, Florida stephensonnelsonfh.com JANETJONES Janet Marie (Ewell) Jones went home to be with the Lord on June 8, 2012. She was surrounded by her loving family at her home in Sebring. She was born March 28, 1955 in Washington, D.C. Her parents were Thomas and Ruth (Connie) Ewell of Avon Park, Florida. Janet had a long and successful career of over 30 years as an employee of Bank of America and its former owners. She grew up in the First Baptist Church of Avon Park and was involved in Sunday School, GAs, Youth Choir and Youth Training Union among other activities. She graduated from Avon Park High School in 1973. She is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, David Richard Jones; her daughter Sara Katherine (Eick) McAllister (John); grandson, Kade McAllister; her sisters, Rebecca Ann (Ewell) Marchant and Barbara Carol (Ewell) Autry (Randy); and her mother Ruth C. (Connie) Ewell; her aunt, Naomi L. Sherd; her uncle, Jimmy Connatser plus many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Thomas W. Ewell. Amemorial service and celebration of life will be held at the First Baptist Church in Avon Park on Wednesday, June 13, at 11a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Cremation arrangements were handled through Hope Hospice of Sebring. T ALCOTTSTARR Talcott David Starr, age 75, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Sebring, Fla. He was born in Lorain, Ohio on April 10, 1937 to Myron and Irene (Lee) Starr. Mr. Starr was a test tollman for the telephone company, and a member of Union Congregational Church. He was a Mason, member of the Elks, VFW, Eagles, Moose Lodge, and Am Vets. He had been a resident of Avon Park since 1967 coming from Elyria, Ohio. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and riding motorcycles and spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Starr is survived by his wife of 28 years, Nina Starr of Avon Park, Fla.; sons, Fred Starr of Silver Springs, Fla., David (Ute) Starr of Sebring, Fla., Tim Starr of Jacksonville, Fla. and James (Priscilla) Post of Ringgold, Ga.; daughters, Darlene Cooper of Sebring, Fla., Dawn (Joe Fioriglio) Hunt of Lake Mary, Fla. and Luanna (Rob) Wiethop of St. Louis, Mo.; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and four dogs that he loved. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard Starr. Visitation will be held Monday, June 11, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at StephensonNelson Funeral Home in Avon Park. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Union Congregational Historical Church with Pastor Bill Breylinger officiating. Burial will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park, Florida stephensonnelsonfh.com Gourley In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096


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C M Y K LIVING B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, June 10, 2012 TimingIsEverything Stick to your babys regular sleep schedule as best you can to ensure a satisfied little one. If your baby sleeps well in the car,you can look forward to putting on miles during naptime drives. However,if your child has trouble sleeping in the car,consider leaving first thing in the morning or right after naptime to make sure your little traveler gets the rest he or she needs to enjoy the adventure.BringLiquidsOnboard When you travel with a baby or toddler,airport security will allow you to bring a reasonable amountof extra liquids for your child,based on your itinerary. Place any prepared bottles,baby food or boxes of shelf-stable milk in a large,clear zip-top bag to present at airport security as you pass through with your child. BeattheHeat During summer travel,long rides in the car can be even warmer for tots riding snugly within a car seat. Tokeep your child cool and comfortable,dress him or her down to a vacation-ready diaper. Huggies Hawaiian Diapers are shaped to fit to provide proven leakage protection with an added tropical twist perfect for summer.PaceYourRoadTrip Plan a meaningful pit stop for your family at least every two hours on the road for fresh air and exercise. Even rest areas may have space to roll a ball or chase bubbles and enjoy a picnic lunch. SimplifyDiapering ontheGo Carrying just one or two diapers at a time in your purse with a travel pack of stylish baby wipes will make it much simpler to change baby on the go. Huggies Hawaiian Diapers come with two different styles in a pack providing two outfitsforyour littleone.Rememberto restock your purse or daypack as needed. SticktotheRoutine Traveling babies need the stability of their daily routines to stay happy,especially for naptime or bedtime. If you and your baby go through a nightly bedtime ritualat home,sticktoit.Evenwith the change in scenery,you and your little one will enjoy your special routine and ensure a restful slumber. TipsforPlanning SummerGetawayswithFamilyFashionable Protection No Matter Beach or Backyard This summer,dress your little ones to be Cute for a Causeand contribute to the fight against diaper need. These vacation-ready Hawaiian Diapers allow mom to stylishly accessorize baby for the hot summer for a trip to the pool or a family getaway while also helping a baby in need. For every pack purchased, Huggies Every Little Bottom will help diaper a baby in need for a day. To get excited for vacation planning,upload a photo of your summer-ready little one to the Huggies Facebook page,and create a fun animated dancing Hula Baby video to share with all your friends. Learn more at www.facebook.com/huggies. Shelly Rivoli vacationing in YosemiteFAMILY FEATURES Warm weather has finally arrived,and parents everywherearestartingtoplanfamilyvacations. But traveling with a little one can be challenging and requires preparation. Huggies has teamed up with family travel expert Shelly Rivoli,author of Travels with Baby,to help moms and dads beat the heat and plan a no-stress summer vacation for their entire family including the youngest of the bunch. Rivoli knows all about vacations with little ones as a mother of three,and has even changed diapers on four continents. When planning a vacation for the entire family,its important to plan simply and only bring necessities for trips,said Rivoli. With the right products on hand,like Huggies Hawaiian Diapers and Wipes,you might only need a sun hat for your little one. Here are more of Rivolis tried and true tips and tricks for making the most of this summers trip. Packing Checklist Home Away From Home __Pacifiers __Pajamas __Stuffed animal/ doll/blankie __Books __Music __Crib sheets __Waterproof crib mattress padGo-To Gear__Car seat __Lightweight stroller __Baby carrier __Portable crib __Portable clip-on highchairDiaperBag Essentials__Huggies Hawaiian diapers and wipes (5/day + 2 extra) __Diaper rash cream __Portable changing pad __Disposable diaper bags


C M Y K Dear Abby: My fiancee, Jenny,and I are being married next year. Jenny is a devout Catholic and is having a difficult time coming to terms with the fact that were living together. We recently moved out of state as a result of job transfers and for purely economic reasons moved in together. Now that were about to be married,Jenny is beside herself with what to tell her new parish priest because shes afraid he will refuse to marry us if she reveals that were living together. Abby,I love Jenny very much,and Im concerned that this is going to cause problems between us. Shes considering not telling the priest that we live together because she feels he wouldnt understand. Im inclined to agree. Before we moved, we were living separately. Any advice would be helpful. Living in Sin in St. Louis Dear Living in Sin: I dont know what the policies are in St. Louis,but some dioceses will not marry couples who cohabitate unless they first separate. You and your fiancee should go to the priest, explain the entire situation, including the economic reasons for your living together, and tell him you would like to be married. It may not be as bad as Jenny fears. The alternative,starting married life with a lie,is worse than separating temporarily. Dear Abby: My husband of many years has asked me to promise him that I wont inform his family and adult children when he dies. He wants no funeral or obituary nothing to mark his passing. I am concerned because his health isnt good and I must decide soon if I can make that promise. His adult children and their families rarely call, visit or write to him. They never send a greeting card for any occasion. The only time he hears from them is when they want something. He says that since they dont care about him while hes living,they wont care when he dies. I feel torn about this. Only a few members of his family like me. I dont want to cause more hard feelings. Were my husband to die next week,I would be hardpressed to obey his final wish. I would want to notify those few family members who would be hurt if I didnt. Please print this. Perhaps his children will see it and change their ways. But please dont mention my name or town. Between a Rock and a Hard Place Dear Between: While I understand your husbands desire that his children,who show no concern for him, not be notified in the event of his death,I do not agree that they should not be told of their fathers passing. People who feel the need to mourn should be allowed to work through their grief and achieve closure. Failure to notify them will only fuel the fire of resentment they already feel for you. In spite of their inattentiveness,the children should be notified,whether there is to be a funeral or not. If you wish to have a memorial service of some kind to enable you and those you care about to grieve,you should be entitled to have a private one. His children can hold their own service if they need the closure. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To receive a collection of Abbys most memorable and most frequently requested poems and essays, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. Page 2BNews-SunSunday, June 10, 2012www.newssun.com FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 4 4 4 3 3 DIVERSIONS BABYTALKBy JOHN LAMPKIN ACROSS 1A bundle, maybe 7 Money box 11 Fully fills 16 Spot order? 19 Tile with ordered spots 20 Anderson who sang with Ellington 21 The 31-Across's Quakers 22 Stout relative 23 Kissing game? 25 Recessed photo frame 27 With 98-Across, "The most beautiful face in the world? It's yours" speaker 28 Turner of records 29"__aLady" 30 Lousy-sounding sausage 31 College hoops org. 33 Movie promo 36 Wine holders 37 Compassionate 41 Some are tributarios 42 Tchaikovsky's middle name 44 Thing sliding down an aisle? 48 Old ad challenge to wannabe artists 52 Leer at 53 Rest atop 54 Filmmaker Lee 56 Cause of kitchen tears 57 Brooks of comedy 58 Waterfall sounds 59 Wordplay user 61 Iditarod front-runner 63 Half a 45 65Zeno, e.g. 67 Like sack dresses 68 Popular party appetizers? 72 Fran Drescher sitcom 74 Miller's Willy 75 Lab protection org.? 78 Andy with record-setting serves in excess of 150 mph 79 Barnyard beast 80 Cheney's successor 83 Dorm VIPs 84 Words often heard before a large number 85 Big Papi's team 87 One of the Minor Prophets 88 Bloke 89 Animation pioneer 91 Dire circumstance, idiomatically? 95 Critical times 97Pos. and neg. 98 See 27-Across 99 Large land mass 102 Court activity 104 Noah's eldest 106 Keebler cracker 108 15th-century English ruling house 109Going nowhere 111 Doctor Bartolo, in "The Barber of Seville" 116 Observatory tool 118 "Ego Trippin'" rapper? 120Spot 121 Cut off during pursuit 122 Aural cleaner 123 "The Hairy Ape" playwright 124 Coral isle 125 Bring joy to 126 Steinway's partners? 127 Scary spots in suspense movies DOWN 1 Catalog stuff: Abbr. 2 "Forgetful me!" 3 Forget to include 4 It may be broken on the road 5 Beetle's appendage 6 Water, to chemists 7 Talus neighbor 8 Terrible tsar 9 Booze, facetiously 10 Low area? 11 Japanese restaurant staple 12 Orbital point farthest from the sun 13 Thistlelike plant 14 Stop 15 Winter blanket 16 Native Israeli 17 Runner-up's lament 18 Campus armful 24 JFK posting 26 Waistline concern? 29 Merit badge site 32 String quartet member 34 Sinbad's giant egglayer 35 Relieve (of) 37 "Ivy Mike" test weapon 38 Eggs on 39 Multi-legged critters 40 Juice drink suffix 41 Sits in a cage, say 43 Zagreb resident 45 Covert govt. group 46 "A Bell for Adano" author 47 Feedbag morsel 49 Common 50 Lows 51 Many MIT grads 55 Watkins __: N.Y. road-racing town 58 Won back 59 Skid row figures 60 Long-range nuke 62 Grazer with a rack 64 Romantic night out? 66 Paints for Pissarro 67 Exile 69 Health supplements co. 70 Colonial well fillers 71 Dwells on to excess 72 Plodded 73 Hgar's daughter 76 "Please, Daddy?" 77"__Is Born" 79 Drop from the staff 81Agnus __ 82 Aerie builder 86 "Come on, that's enough!" 87 Enters, as a cab 88 D.C. school named for a president 90 Verb for Popeye 92 Try to spot, with "for" 93 TLC provider 94 Fido's Easter treat 96 Musician with a 1712 Stradivarius 99 Montezuma, e.g. 100 "Later!" 101 R&B's __ Brothers 103 Sherlock's adversary Adler 104 Feeds, as pigs 105 Cool, old-style 107 Tennis legend 110 Rub out 112 Quite impressed 113 Moonshine mouthful 114 Like some providers 115 Feathered headturners 117 Animation collectible 118 Quilting units: Abbr. 119 Arg. neighbor Solution on page 3B Soap bubbles will hold the interest of children for quite some time. And our grandchildren are no exception. Add some spiffy wands and imaginations. Voila!You have outdoor amusement that brings giggles, romps and exercise. Aside from knocking over the bottle of bubbles a few times and tilting the wand holder a bit too far,we actually did quite well. We created bubble heave n,bubble world,and bubble showers. We tried to catch them in our hands; b ut theyd burst instantly. Eventually,wed run into them with glee to see how many we could burst before they blew away. Iridescent colors shimmered in the sunlight as gusty winds often took the bubbles from the wands before we had a chance to blow or wave our arms. Their shimmery,flickering presence drew us in as they floated beautifully on the wind. We wanted to catch them,hold them and examine them. But,they were not cooperative. These kaleidoscopic bubbles held only instantaneous gratification. They beckoned us,teased us and k ept us spellbound by their illusiveness. Bubbles are fun; but there are lessons,too. The lure of pleasure and treasure captivate each one of us. We may chase these beguiling tempters; but, eventually,they will show their deceptive and changeable side. It may feel great to at last own something weve been pining for. Maybe its that new IPhone. It does just about anything you could have hoped foruntil,the new version is released. Instant gratification becomes instant disillusionment. And the cost of ownership is a reality that must be faced each month. Like those tiny soap bubbles floating in the wind,pleasure and treasure last ever so briefly and often distract us from what is more important. In Ecclesiastes 1:2b, NKJV,the writer says, Vanity of vanities,all is vanity. He might as well be saying that all is soap bubbles. Here for a moment and gone the next; illusive and only fun for the moment. And what we must ultimately realize from the book of Ecclesiastes is that life without God is meaningless. With God it is full of purpose and meaning bringing harmony,joy and eternal rewards. Even in the trials of life, we walk with God. He never leaves us or forsakes us. But without him,we plod along always trying to catch that illusive dream. Instead,when we join hands with him he helps us discover the plan he has for our lives as promised in Jeremiah 29:11. So dont just blow bubbles. Pursue eternal treasures. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Blowing bubbles Pause And Consider Jan Merop Special to the News-SunAries (March 21-April 2 0) Aries,your ambition will take you to new places this week. Channel your energy in a constructive method to make the most of this renewed vigor. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus,now is the time to do slow and steady work,rather than experimenting with new methods. Youll have time for fun and some trial and error later on. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini,for some reason you feel compelled to get started on something new in the next few days. This may be a job or a relationship only time will unveil the secrets. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer,you will need to take an intellectual approach to solving what has been troubling you recently. Lists and careful consideration might be necessary. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) You have to approach someone who hasnt been doing his or her share of the work, Leo. Tread gently because there could be a very good reason why this person has been floundering. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Open yourself up to a new line of thinking,Virgo. There are many different possibilities that you may have overlooked before now. Try to expand your horizons. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Embrace spontaneity this week,Libra. It could turn out to be something exciting and fun,which is just what you need at this time in your life. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio,take a step back and allow an upset family member a little breathing room this week. Its best not to add fuel to the fire in this particular situation. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Get out and try to meet some new people, Sagittarius. Constantly add to your collection of networking contacts,because you never know when youll need to call in a favor. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn,though you can see quite clearly what you need to do this week,you may have to refrain from taking any action for some time. Try to be patient a little longer. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius,things have been going your way and you are getting more and more excited about the future. This influx of enthusiasm is just what you need. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Your big ideas are highly valued,Pisces. Let others know what you are thinking and don't be surprised if others ask for your advice. Famous birthdaysJune 10,Shane West, actor,34; June 11,Hugh Laurie,actor,53; June 12, DJ Qualls,actor,34; June 13,Ally Sheedy,actress, 50; June 14,Steffi Graf, athlete,43; June 15,Neil Patrick Harris,actor,39; June 16,Phil Mickelson, golfer,42. Virgo should expand their horizons Couple hesitates to confess living arrangements to priest Horoscope Dear Abby GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE 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 GARY FINEOUT Associated PressTALLAHASSEE The president of Florida A&M University vowed Thursday to remain on the job despite a no-confidence vote from school trustees over his handling of the hazing death of a drum major in its famed Marching 100 band. The FAMU board voted 8 to 4 to approve the measure after criticizing university president James Ammons o ver a wide range of issues, including what it saw as a lax attitude toward hazing and management of the band prior to the death of Robert Champion. But Ammons said he wants to fix the problems that have been identified in the last few months. This week Ammons recommended stringent new eligibility requirements for the band that has played at Super Bowls and inauguration ceremonies. This is my university, said Ammons,an alumnus of the school who became president in 2007. Until the final bell rings I am going to serve as president of Florida A&M. But trustees who voted against Ammons not only cited problems with hazing and The Marching 100,but also the fact that a top auditor at the university resigned last year after it was revealed that false audit summaries were presented to the board of trustees. The university is also struggling with financial woes because of state budget cuts and a likely decline in enrollment this fall. I do not have confidence in Dr. Ammons to lead us out of this crisis,trustee Bill Jennings said. Narayan Persaud,the faculty member on the board, said he had concluded that the university was caught in a wilderness of errors. How can we reclaim control of the dignity of this once prestigious university that has been pulled backwards and backwards?Persaud said. The school has been reeling since Champions death. Eleven members of the band have been charged with felony hazing for allegedly beating him to death. The death exposed a wide culture of hazing at the school. Critics say Ammons and other administrators ignored it. Ammons suspended the band last November and last month announced the band would remain off the field for the coming school year. Two professors in the music department resigned earlier this year following allegations they were present while band fraternity pledges were hazed. And last month university officials acknowledged 101 members on the 457-member marching band roster were not FAMU students. A separate criminal investigation into band finances is still ongoing, while the State University System of Florida is reviewing whether or not top univ ersity officials ignored past warnings about hazing. Jennings made the no-conf idence motion. He said that he did not actually vote to fire Ammons because he was unsure if there were enough votes to do that. Ammons,who signed a www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 10, 2012Page 3B church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 8 HIGHLANDS LITTLE THEATRE PP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 6/6,8,10,13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 3 5 5 4 4 CROSSWORDSOLUTION CHALKTALK Special to the News-SunAVON PARK For the f ourth year in a row,South Florida Community C olleges Summer Bridge Program is helping high school students learn about t heir world,fulfill their potential and discover that a college degree is within reach. The 2012 Summer Bridge P rogram meets 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MondayThursday,June 25 through July 26,at the SFCC Highlands Campus. The p rogram is open to 10th and 11th graders from Highlands a nd Hardee counties as well as new high school gradua tes. Applicants must have scored slightly lower on the Post-Secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) than the college admission requirement. Students who successfully complete the program should be prepared to succeed in dual enrollment or standard college courses. The Summer Bridge Program prepares students for college by helping them improve their academic performance and test scores while in high school. Using a Florida theme, SFCC instructors teach classes in reading,writing, math,and student success skills,such as note-taking, active listening,and testtaking. Students participate in team-building exercises, explore career opportunities,and receive academic advising. Each week,students engage in fun learning experiences that expand their knowledge of the w orld and reinforce the skills they are developing. The program is free to qualified applicants. Lunch is provided,and transportation is available from Hardee Senior High School. Applications are available from high school guidance counselors or by calling Beth Andrews at 863-7847147 or Dr. Kimberly BattyHerbert at 863-784-7329. The faculty and staff involved in the Summer Bridge Program want to make a lasting impression on high school students and to motivate them to succeed and attend college. We are all dedicated to student success,Dr. BattyHerbert said. Summer Bridge Program accepting applicants Courtesy photo Wells Motor Company and Dodge recenlty hosted a Dodge product Ride & Drive event at Avon Park High School. Senior students, family and supporters were invited to test drive a brand new Dodge in exchange for a $20 donation towards Project Graduation. A total of 263 test drives were taken, raising $5,000 for Project Graduation. Pictured (from left) are Tracy Lee, Terri Cobb, April Harris, Stanley Wells, Amy Guerndt and Janet Wirries. Wells donates to Project Graduation Hazing crisis: FAMU head gets no-confidence vote WADESBORO,N.C. (AP) A North Carolina high school teacher and student are pressing charges against each other after a p arking lot confrontation. WSOC-TV reports that Wadesboro police have received assault charges from teacher Patricia Frost and 18-year-old student Johnathan Smith of Anson High School. Smith told police that Frost slapped him in the face Tuesday morning after confronting him about his saggy shorts. He says Frost demanded he pick up his pants and identify himself. Frosts attorney says his client did not know Smith was a student because he was not a regular attendee at the high school and that he refused to give his real name. The attorney says Smith was face-to-face with the teacher and threatening her when she slapped him out of self-defense. NC student, teacher charge each other with assault


C M Y K Special to the News-SunCOLLEGEDALE,Tenn. Hans von Walter graduated summa cum laude from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tenn.,in May with a bachelor of science in chemistry (biochemistry). At Southern,von Walter held positions as senior class president and a Southern Scholar. While a student at Southern,he also participated in and was named second runner up in the 2010 Jeopardy College Championship. von Walter is a resident of Avon Park and is the son of Hans Christian and Doialba von Walter,also of Avon Park. Home to more than 3,200 students,Southern Adventist University is a graduate and undergraduate coeducational accredited university located near Chattanooga,Tenn. von Walter was part of a graduating class of 364 students. Hipps on Deans ListBELOIT,Wisc. Calago Hipps Jr. of Avon Park has been named to Beloit Colleges Deans List for the spring semester. To be eligible for the Deans List,a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.4 or higher and take a minimum of three letter-graded units for the term. Beloit College is a residential,liberal arts college offering 40 majors to its 1,250 students. It is located 90 miles northwest of Chicago. Special to the News-SunSEBRING On June 1, Jamie Wirries became the first Wheels For As winner o f the Class of 2012,as the Red Devil graduating senior w on a Chevrolet Cobalt at the Avon Park High School graduation ceremony. Just hours l ater,Jessica Tirado and Cheyenne Wise also won big a s they were both awarded late-model Chevrolet Aveos during their Sebring and L ake Placid high school commencement ceremonies, respectively. Beginning in 1997,the Alan Jay Automotive N etwork awards one latemodel car to one exceptional student theirs to keep forever at each schools graduation ceremony as the conc lusion of the years Wheels For As program. The three s eniors represent winners of cars Nos. 47,48 and 49, w hile vehicle No. 50 was scheduled to be awarded at Hardee High Schools graduation ceremony on Saturday. Each Athat a senior is a warded during the first three quarters of their senior year earns the student one entry into the raffle drum for the drawing. The three female w inners comprised a total of 32 entries from the more than 2,800 entries that were entered for the three drawings,but that was just enough for their names to be called during the dramatic presentations last weekend. Nothing touches my heart or the hearts of our approximately 300 team members more than watching a student win who has a real need for the vehicle,said Alan Jay Wildstein,president of the Alan Jay Automotive Network. Their excitement and the emotions that flowed from them and their families as they won are so touching and personally rewarding for me. I couldnt be prouder to be able to help make such a worthwhile investment in our communitys youth. The Alan Jay Automotive Network owns or manages 11 premier dealerships throughout South Central Florida, featuring 14 unique automotive brands,including: Chevrolet,Cadillac,Buick, GMC,Toyota,Scion,Nissan, Ford,Lincoln,Kia,Chrysler, Dodge,Jeep and Ram Trucks. Since 1992,Alan Jays business model has been very simple:An unwavering commitment to extraordinary customer service and 100 percent dedication to the community in which their team members live,work and play. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, June 10, 2012www.newssun.com LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black plus three; process, main A; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 8 8 6 6 National Newspaper Placement S; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process ad#2bus V1 IO12065HSO; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 3 0 0 4 4 Courtesy photo Jamie Wirries, Avon Park High School senior, celebrates the announcement of her name as the Wheels For A's winner during the Red Devils commencement ceremony last weekend. Courtesy photo Jessica Tirado is congratulated by Alan Jay Wildstein on winning her Chevrolet Aveo during Sebring High School's graduation as part of the Wheels For A's Program. Courtesy photo Cheyenne Wise and her mom and dad are all smiles after Cheyenne was presented with the keys to her Chevrolet Aveo by Michael Witham and Alan Jay Wildstein for winning the Wheels For A's grand prize during Lake Placid High School's graduation ceremonies. CHALKTALK Wheels for As program puts lucky grads on the road Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Highlands County schools have started the summer break. Children of all ages are invited to visit the library to participate in the Summer Program and to borrow materials that will bring fun, entertainment and information during their vacation. This year,the Avon Park Public Library will be offering Dream Big,a six-week program for children aged 5 through 13 years old. Young readers will be encouraged to keep track of their daily reading activities. Children may register for the program at the library between June 14 and July 7. In addition to the incentive reading program,the Avon P ark Library is hosting five special events. These events are free and open to all children and their families and caregivers and no registration is required. The program dates are as follows: Reptile Discovery Thursday,June 15,at 10 a.m. Professional reptile owner Bruce Shwedick will bring some of his slithery friends to the library,bringing children up close and personal with some of the worlds most marvelous creatures. Shwedick is the former Curator of Reptiles at Cypress Gardens. Seminole Storytime Thursday,June 28 at 2 p.m. Vann Samuels,outreach specialist at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum,will bring the Seminole Nations fascinating history to life through stories and artifacts. The AhT ah-Thi-Ki Museum is located in the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation and contains 5,000 feet of exhibit space,as well as a recreated ceremonial ground and living village. NASA Starlab W ednesday,July 11 at 1 p.m. Blast off into outer space with special guests from Kennedy Space Center! There will be a hovercraft, rocket balloons and space food,among other surprises. This program will be held at the Sebring Civic Center. Dreaming is Magic Friday,July 20 at 11 a.m. Reach for the stars with master magician,Dallas Smith. Dallas has more than 20 years of experience as a magician and invents many of his own tricks. Children will have the opportunity to participate in this show. Star Wars Costume Party Thursday,July 26 at 11 a.m. Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars character for this party,at which the final prizes for the incentive reading program will be given. Lunch will be served. At 12 noon,there will be a special presentation of Star W ars:The Clone Wars. In addition to the summer p rograms,the Avon Park Public Library offers the Storytime for children under age 5 every Wednesday at 10 a.m. The library also shows a free childrens movie every Saturday at 11 a.m.,with popcorn for the kids. The Avon Park Public Library is at 100 N. Museum Ave. Call the library at 452-3803,visit the librarys website at www.myhic.org,or visit myhic.blogspot.com/. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 10, 2012Page 5B FLORIDA HOSPITAL FOUNDATION; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; krusin for kids; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 4 7 7 6 6 xpo sponsor; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, xpo sponsor; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 4 7 7 7 7 Special to the News-SunA VON PARK Rock fans can enjoy their favorite Bruce Springsteen hits when Bruce in the USA performed by Matt Ryan and American Dream takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday,June 23 in the South Florida Community College Theatre for the Performing Arts, Highlands Campus. Matt Ryan,from the World Famous Legends In Concertcast,began playing the Springsteen character in 2000 in the Legends full scaleLas Vegas s how.The great success with Legends evolved his character into the Bruce In T he USA show. The Bruce In The USA band consists o f seasoned,world-class professional m usicians from such acts as Queen/Paul Rogers,Meatloaf,Blue Oyster Cult, H all and Oats,Joe Cocker,The Ojays, A retha Franklin,David Cassidy,The T emptations,and Slash. Ryans jaw-dropping resemblance to The Bossand the E Street Bands a mazing portrayal is as close as one can get to the real thing in concert. Bruce In The USA takes this genre of performance art to a whole new level,making it the worlds number one tribute to the E. St. Bands legacy. Enjoy such hits as Born In The USA,Dancing in the Dark,Glory Days,Streets of Philadelphia, Secret Garden,My Hometown, Born to Run,and many more. This special presentation is a combined project of all seven Rotary Clubs of Highlands County to provide funds for the building of a Habitat for Humanity home. The major sponsor for this performance is Bill and Lisa Jarrett. T ickets range from $20 to $30 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week,at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office in the front of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 6 00 W.College Drive,Avon Park,from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday,and Thursday. The box office will be closed the day before the performance,Friday,June 22 due to summer scheduling. Bruce Springsteen Tribute to rock SFCC ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo A tribute to Bruce Springsteen will be on the SFCC stage June 23. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Tobys Clowns perform all o ver the county doing skits,balloons,facepainti ng,magic and walkarounds,bringing smiles, love and laughter to all t hey meet. A Junior Joey class (for children ages 8 to 12) is b eginning sometime in July from 9 a.m. to noon a nd is free. An adult class (ages 18 and over) will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, June 22-24 and the fee has b een reduced to $100 each. The clowns become performers who generously share their talents through physical comedy,pantomime and music and can be found in hospitals, schools,nursing homes, hospice settings,as well as charity events,parades, festivals,cruise ships,in international and national conventions,and local birthday parties. Youll never know where youll f ind our local clowns. Clowns make a difference. By just passing by a clown in your car,or on the sidewalk,happy thoughts appear on faces along with beautiful smiles. Thats what its all about. Call 465-2920 to get all the details. Clown classes are about to begin. Clowning around is lots of fun Courtesy photo Big Al practices a skit finding a funny bone on the clown named Funny Bone. Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS T imothy Michael Poe won over the crowd and the judges of NBCs Americas Got Talenteven before he began to sing,with his moving story of blocking a grenade blast in 2009 to save his buddies in Afghanistan an act of heroism he said broke his back and left him with a brain injury. When a judge remarked during the episode broadcast Monday on the disappearance of Poes stutter during his cover of a Garth Brooks song,he spun another tale:He discovered his talent only after his speech therapist suggested he sing in the shower to help with the stutter. The truth,according to an ex-wife,was that Poe not only was never hurt on the battlefield,he had been singing pretty much his whole lifeand spent four years fronting an alternative rock and cover band in Rochester,Minn. A MySpace page last updated in February 2009 for the Rochester band Crawl Space lists Poe as v ocalist. Singing was the least of Poes fictions,according to the Minnesota Army National Guard,which has issued statements contradicting Poes account on the television show,igniting a firestorm online,especially among veterans and on military blogs,over Poe allegedly claiming glory and sympathy to which hes not entitled. The Guard says its records show Poe never was injured in combat. Its embarrassing for me and its embarrassing for his children and its embarrassing for the military,said Shannon Conroy,who was married to Poe from November 2005 until this April. In the Americas Got Talentepisode that aired Monday,Poe told judges Howie Mandel,Howard Stern and Sharon Osbourne that he spent 14 years in the military that included being attacked in Afghanistan. I had volunteered for a team to go out and clear buildings and help out with the wounded,Poe said during a taped interview on the show. There was a guy who comes up with a rocket-propelled grenade. I saw it coming down,and by the time I turned and went to jump on top of my guys,I yelled grenadeand the blast had hit me. Poe has declined multiple requests for comment from The Associated Press. Military records show he served with the Guard from December 2002 through May 2011,as a supply specialist. They show he was deployed in Kosovo from October 2007 to July 2008, and then served in Afghanistan for about a month in mid-2009. The sergeant was honorably discharged in 2011 because of a medical disability. Ex casts more doubts on singers war injury claims


C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, June 10, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the NewsSun at 385-6155,ext.502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852.invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m.and 1 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m.Thursday. For information contact (239) 6710390.Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine;and Awaiting His Coming.Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 471-0924. 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, FL 33825.George Hall, Pastor.Christ centered and biblically based.Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m.Sunday and 7 p.m.Wednesday.Prayer Time 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m.are centered for all ages.Choir practice at 5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:4526556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM.The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday:Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service, 7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone:453-4256.Fax:4536986.E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Regular Sunday schedule:8:30 a.m.orchestra rehersal;9 a.m.Library open;9:30 a.m.Sunday School;11 a.m. Morning Worship;11 a.m. Childrens Church;6 p.m.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, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:information@fbclp.com.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet.First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E.Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.Telephone:385-5154.Dr. David E.Richardson, senior pastor; Rev.Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities;and Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.;Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Becky Gotsch, director.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S.Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D. Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m.Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870.Welcome to the church where the Sonalways 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.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C.Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3823695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757.Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor.Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. 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 Fellowship Group.Our goal is:Love Christ Love People.For more information call 453-7679 or 4538929. Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 465-7065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor.Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher; David Etherton, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m.Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334;on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870.Phone:3850358 or 385-3435.The Rev.Ronald Norton, Pastor;Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p .m.Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875.Call 382-1343. Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N.Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 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. Lake Placid Church of Christ, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852.Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Jimmy Goins, pastor.Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m.Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.All are invited to join us.For more information, call the church at 863465-4636 or visit the website http://www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870;385-7443. Minister:Kevin Patterson.Times of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.;Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W. Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m.Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible ChurchChurches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunda y 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 The mention of b urrowing owls may conjure up visions of vast prairies and wide open grass lands with bright yell ow eyed creatures poking their heads up. However,this image isnt nearly as much of a reality as it once was. Burrowing owls have had to adapt to new habitats over the c enturies and are now more prominent on cattle ranches, suburban and urban areas. Grasslands,which once covered large areas of all c ontinents except Antarctica, have largely disappeared and with them many birds. In N orth America,the great grasslands that covered 40 p ercent of what is now the United States when the Europeans first arrived have declined to one percent of the country today.The prairie d og population has declined by 98 percent,and birds that once maintained ecological relationships with these colonial rodents,such as the burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia),which nests in the animalsold burrows,have largely disappeared. N.L. Brown The greatest threat to these soft brown speckled creatures is degradation and destruction of their habitat. Because they burrow underground, when development or agriculture changes the landscape, these birds are either destroyed or forced to reloc ate. However,they are somewhat resilient creatures and have made the most of their difficult plight. Burrowing owls may be found burrowing around airports,housing developments, industrial parks and golf courses because of the flat terrain. They will often take advantage of man-made nesting sites such as plastic tubing or buried pipes. Since they are not particularly finicky about their diet, they can munch on a variety of prey. Their dietary preferences change with the availability of food,which depends on their current location and the time of year. The prey of these tiny owls includes termites,cockroaches,beetles,scorpions,spiders,millipedes,grasshoppers,small mammals,reptiles,amphibians,and small birds. Unlike other owls,they also eat fruits and seeds. Burrowing owls stand on long legs,which is a unique feature from other species of owls. Theyhavebeautiful spotted and barred markings on soft brown plumage. Their round faces are donned with white eyebrows,huge bright yellow eyes and no ear tufts. They also have a white throat band circling their neck. They are small birds ranging from about 8-11 inches long with a wingspan of about 2024 inches. The females are slightly larger than the males and usually weigh about six ounces. Unlike their relatives,the burrowing owl is diurnal and is most often active during dusk and dawn. They are terrestrial and are often spotted perching on a mound of soil or a post. Usually when in the perch position they are standing on one foot. Their flight is somewhat irregular, made up of long glides and jerky wing beats. Since the creature has so many enemies including domestic cats,dogs,larger owls,hawks,flacons,skunks, coyotes,armadillos and snakes,it must have a means of protection. Burrowing o wls will bob their heads when they are excited or in distress. When they are calm,their plumage is loose and relaxed, b ut when frightened it becomes tightly packed. These interesting birds are also equipped with false eyes. The coloration of the feathers on the back of the head appears to be an extra set of eyes and may fool a nearby predator into thinking the bird is looking at it. Burrowing owls will screech when alarmed. The young o wls make a hissing sound similar to a snake to ward off predators. Nesting begins in late March or April. These owls are usually monogamous. They breed and nest underground in the abandoned burrows of other animals. Anywhere from 6-12 white eggs are laid one day apart. The incubation period is about a month. While the female alone incubates the e ggs,once hatched,the male takes care of them while still in the nest. Burrowing owls can live for nine years in the wild and 10 years in captivity. They are currently federally protected under the Migratory Bird Act. Even though some of these birds have been able to adapt to urbanization, many have not. The benefits of allowing o wls to live in harmony with humans in urban areas are numerous. They eat many rodents and insects,they are an important part of the food chain and diversity of plant communities and they are very enjoyable to observe. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion o f the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Burrowing owls are moving into the neighborhoods Courtesy photo Burrowing owls breed and nest underground in the abandoned burrows of other animals. News From The W atershed Corine Burgess


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 10, 2012Page 7B EPISCOPAL St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.The Rev.Jim Kurtz, rector.Church office 3857649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852.Phone:4650051.Rev.Elizabeth L.Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.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 A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 8350869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Monday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Like to sing? Come join the choir.Visitors always welcome.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School.Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Church phone:385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.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) is 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 (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E.Main St., Avon Park.Pastor:Rev.John C. Grodzinski.Sunday school at 8:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service.Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m.Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 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 NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:30 p.m.Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The 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, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail unity@vistanet.net.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Informal service, 8 a.m.;traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone:385-3234;Fax:385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Rev.W. Darrell Arnold, pastor.Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church A RP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.;Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.;Youth Group (middle and high school), 3:30-6:30 p.m.;Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.;Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes.Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Traditional Worship 9 a.m., Contemporary Worship 11 a.m., Sunday School for adults to grade school will be from 10:1010:50 a.m.Wednesday evenings: Adult Bible Study (7 p.m.), Youth Group (Middle and High School), (7 p.m.), RockSolid (Kindergarten through fifth grade) 7 p.m.Bible Counseling available by appointment, 699-0132.Call the church office for more information about the classes offered.Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers;while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S.98, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship.Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All mee tings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, ContemporaryWorship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825.(863) 453-3759, R. James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m.for women who love God and crocheting.Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP HARDCOVER FICTION 1.The Stormby Clive Cussler (Putnam) 2.th Hourby James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) 3.Stolen Preyby J ohn Sandford (Putnam) 4.Calico Joeby John G risham (Doubleday) 5.The Innocentby D avid Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 6.Deadlockedby Charlaine Harris (Ace) 7.A Blaze of Gloryby Jeff Shaara (Ballantine Books) 8.Bring Up the Bodiesby Hilary Mantel (Holt) 9.The Wind Through the Keyholeby Stephen King (Scribner) 10.In One Personby J ohn Irving (Simon & Schuster) 11.A Dance with Dragonsby George R.R. 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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, June 10, 2012www.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 4 7 7 8 8 By BETH J. HARPAZ Associated PressNEW YORK It started with an email to a couple of friends:Do you want to meet in Manhattan for our 50th birthdays? Before she knew it,Amy Delman and more than a dozen women some of whom hadnt seen each other since high school graduation i n 1979 were coming in from around the Northeast for a weekend in the city. And when they finally got together,they found that t hey shared not just childhood memories going back to second grade,but also the n eed to take a deep breath and take stock of their lives in middle age. Its almost like a new beginning,said Delman, w ho grew up in Jericho, Long Island. Our careers are set,our kids are grown, s ome of us have lost a parent. Its a sense of Wow, I m not a kid,Im not young,Im in middle age, but I want to enjoy it and not have any regrets. Many boomers say they a re marking the milestone birthdays of middle age 5 0 for those born at the tail end of the post-war Baby Boom and 60 for those born i n the early 1950s in a big way.Theyre jumping o ut of airplanes,reuniting with lifelong friends for communal celebrations and t oasting the decades at elaborately planned parties. And in addition to showing off their vitality and enjoying the fellowship of loved ones, t heyre also reflecting on the years gone by and the decades ahead. For some,the big birthday is all about crossing somet hing off the bucket list. Heather Kessen and her sist er,who live in Cleveland, gifted my mom with a trip to New York City for her 60th birthday. Shes never been and we thought it would be a great way to celebrate. Liz Gamble of Henderson, Nev.,wanted to spend her 50th jumping out of a plane, and her sister,who lives in Florida,surprised her by showing up the morning of the skydive with her best friend and a limo for the ride to the airport. Once I stopped screaming,it was the most amazing experience,Gamble said. Harriette Rose Katz,a high-end New York party planner,says some boomers use milestone birthdays to relive their youth. Through her business,Gourmet Advisory Services,shes organized blowout 50th birthday parties with 200 guests and musical acts ranging from the late Donna Summer to the s rock band Foreigner. They can get pretty rowdy,said Katz. Those turning 60 often find themselves honored by loved ones with a surprise party. Reggie Ishman was tricked into thinking hed be celebrating his 60th with his wife,Sybil,in Charleston, S.C. Instead,he ended up on a flight to St. Lucia where a niece and her husband,wearing disguises,were seated one row ahead. More relatives joined them on the island,where activities included parasails and zip lines. Sybil Ishman observed that boomers think of 60 in two different ways:We are quite logical in thinking that today many healthy older folks often reach 100,but 120? Not so likely. So the probability of doubling our age is pretty slim to none. ... However,the other side of our brain likes a good challenge and knows that today, 60 is not a big deal,so we take on 60 with all our might. Jane Angelichs surprise 60th reinforced her feelings of youthfulness:It was hosted by her 87-year-old dad, who hopped a plane from Florida to California despite a recent hip replacement, and the guests included her husband,whos 11 years younger than she is. Age 60 was a milestone to be celebrated,not ignored,she said. For Fred Pescatore,turning 50 has become a way to reconnect with a group of friends who shared a summer house in the Hamptons when they were in their 20s. It started a few years back when the first one of us turned 50,said Pescatore,a Manhattan physician specializing in nutrition and diet. We all went to St. John, where the birthday girl hosted a party and had rented a house for all of us to stay in. It was such a nice thing for us to get away,get out of the city,be together and relax, that everybody wanted to do it. Last year,two more from the group held 50th birthday parties in Rome and London, and Pescatore will be next. Hes inviting his pals to the Caribbean island of Montserrat,where he has a house,in February. Typically,guests bring spouses but no kids,and handle their own airfare, while the host provides lodging and meals. This is like having our share house back again,he said. Why did the round-robin of celebrations for the group come at the half-century mark? At 50,youre still working hard,but if youre fortunate enough to have achieved a certain modicum of success,you can look back on it and reflect a little,said Pescatore. You start thinking about whos important to you,whos not important,what your values are. When you were younger,50 seemed so old, but when you turn 50,you see its not really old at all. Delman expressed a similar sentiment about the disorienting experience of being right in the middle of the life cycle:When our kids see us,were old. In the workplace,were the seasoned professionals. When we go to the doctor,its no longer,If you were my daughter...Its,If you were my mother,or my sister. Despite the passage of time,she added,to us,we look exactly the same way we did in high school.But at one point in their weekend a way,reality intruded:A bunch of 13-year-old girls went walking by and gave us a look as if to say,Actually, you look like middle-aged w omen. For some boomers,a milestone birthday can also be a powerful testament to survival. Bonnie Lou Gross and Connie Sue Fleetwood are identical twins who for the past 13 years have gotten together with a few other friends from as far back as grade school to celebrate their birthdays,which all fall in March. Others in their small Iowa community with March birthdays have joined in over the years,and the event is now known locally as March Madness. The most recent joint birthday celebration was extra-special,the sisters recalled,as they marked not only their 50th birthdays but also Fleetwoods survival after a malignant melanoma diagnosis made back in 1992. Ive got that 20-year battle behind me now,said Fleetwood,and I cant say enough how fortunate I feel to reach that 50 milestone. Baby Boomers mark 50th, 60th birthdays in a big way MCT Skydiding is a popular choice for people looking to celebrate their 50th or 60th birthdays with a memorable feat.


C M Y K BUSINESS C SECTION News-Sun Sunday, June 10, 2012 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 4 7 7 9 9 Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The summer season just got a little more golden for Lake Placid Hardware and customer Jeffery Buck. Jeffery Buck was chosen on Tuesday as the winner of the Lake Placid Hardware $1,000 shopping giveaway. Buck was selected at random from more than 1,500 entries submitted at the store from Feb. 27-May 31. Robert Tillis said that Lake Placid Hardware is delighted to provide one of its customers with the opportunity to make their summer projects a little more exciting. Everyone has a few extra chores this time of year,and were glad that Jeffery will be able to choose whatever he wants to get the job done,Tillis said. We thank all those who entered the giveaway for their participation. Lake Placid Hardware is at 190 Plaza Ave. and has been serving customers in the Lake Placid area for six years. Lake Placid Hardware offers a complete line of hardware, plumbing,paint,lawn/garden,housewares, electrical,pet and lumber supplies for everyone from do-it-yourself homeowners to the professional. Lake Placid Hardware has been a Do It Best Corp. member since 2005. LP Hardware gives away $1,000 shopping spree Courtesy photo Robert Tillis of Lake Placid Hardware (right) presents Jeffrey Buck with a $1,000 shopping credit to the store. As parents,we hope were doing a good job raising our children teaching them right from wrong,instilling the desire to learn and demonstrating how to manage money responsibly. But what if they see us preaching one behavior while practicing another? Whats to stop them from following in our sometimes misguided footsteps? As Fathers Day approaches,let me share a few things dads can do to teach their kids sound financial habits that will last them a lifetime and point out a few bad behaviors you may not even be a ware of. Ask yourself: Do you avoid conversations about money with your kids because thats how you were raised? Or because you dont feel qualified to give advice? Do you pay your bills on time to prevent late fees and possible dings to your credit score? Do you balance your checkbook regularly to a void overdrafts and bounced checks? Have you set up an emergency fund and are you disciplined enough not to tap it for everyday expenses? Are you sometimes caught off-guard by bills you should anticipate? If your family is experiencing financial difficulties (layoff,foreclosure,massive bills),are you having age-appropriate,non-traumatic discussions about the need for everyone to make sacrifices? Do you complain about your job within their earshot or say youd rather stay home with them but need to earn money? You could be setting them up to resent both work and money. If college is on the horizon,have you had frank discussions about how it will be financed? Have you started a college savings fund,explored student loan programs or discussed contributions theyll be expected to make? When your kids constantly break or lose expensive items or run through their allowance early,do you repeatedly This Fathers Day, teach your kids to manage finances Personal Finance Jason Alderman See TEACH,page 2C Special to the News-Sun STUART Seacoast National Bank is the first Florida based bank to part icipate in the Florida Capital Access Program ( CAP). CAP is a loan portfolio insurance program e nabling lenders to make loans to small businesses t hat are creditworthy,but are not qualifying for a conventional loan,to expand and create jobs. The program is open to f or-profit and non-profit businesses operating in F lorida with less than 500 employees. We believe this prog ram will allow us to assist the small business owners in our community to acquire the financing necessary to grow their b usinesses. This program gives us flexibility to tailor the loan to fit their n eeds,said Russ Holland,chief lending o fficer for Seacoast. The funds can be used for start-up costs,working capital,equipment,tenant improvements and so m uch more. The program has many benefits. Terms are negotiated between Seacoast Seacoast small business credit initiative See SEACOAST,page 2C


C M Y K bail them out with no conseq uences? Okay,thats a lot of potentially negative outcomes. Lets concentrate on a few p ositive actions you can take t hat will encourage responsible financial behavior in your kids: Use allowances to teach your kids how to handle money wisely,not as a tool to reinforce good behavior. T rack their discretionary (toys,candy) and non-discretionary (school supplies, clothes) expenses. Depending on their ages and maturity,decide which expenses they should be responsible for managing, and dedicate a reasonable amount for each category in their allowances. A few other suggestions: Use allowances to teach important life lessons. For example,build in dedicated percentages they must set aside for savings,charity and investments then involve them in choosing how the money is spent. When you use an ATM explain that its not free money,but rather has been earned and saved by you. To encourage saving during these times of low interest rates,offer to match their savings at 50 percent. Teach by example. If money is tight and you have to deny your kids non-necessary items,give up something of your own that they know youll miss. Open a 529 Qualified State Tuition Plan or a Coverdell Education Savings Account to start saving for your childrens education and let them know about it well before you start discussing college choices. F athers Day is when children traditionally express love for their dads. Show how much you care in return by starting them out with a healthy,realistic attitude toward personal finances. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. Page 2CNews-SunSunday, June 10, 2012www.newssun.com EDWARD JONES/ED BURNSIDE***; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; thank you; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 4 8 8 1 1 SFCC; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 6/10,17; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 4 8 8 2 2 AFFORDABLE CARE-C/O VALASSIS; 3.639"; 8"; Black; affordable care/dentures; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 4 8 8 4 4 Continued from page 1C BUSINESS National and the business owner. There is little to no third party interaction. CAP loans can be term loans or lines of credit. The processing time is faster and there is virtually no paperwork. This means that the small business owner can get a quick response to a loan request and a much faster disbursement of funds. To learn more about the benefits of the Florida CAP or to apply for a loan,contact a Seacoast National Bank business banking associate at (800) 706-9991 or visit www.SeacoastNational.com/. Continued from page 1C Seacoast offering CAPloans Teach your kids fiscal responsibility Special to the News-SunSEBRING ERA Advantage Realty welcomes Michael Scheipsmeier. Scheipsmeier has not only listed and sold real estate for years but has been a local contractor builder as well and owns his own construction company,MS Builders,Inc. Were very excited to have Michael S cheipsmeier join our professional team of Realtors at ERA Advantage Realty. His knowledge and proficiency in multiple real estate industries is an asset to our offices full real estate services,says Broker-Owner Greg Karlson. You can reach Scheipsmeier at 386-1111, 863-781-3222,email Michael@MSBuildersInc. com or visit 743 U.S. 27 South,Sebring. Scheipsmeier joins Sebring ERA Advantage Realty Scheipsmeier By JONATHAN FAHEY AP Energy WriterNEW YORK The price of oil fell below $83 Friday on the prospect of weak economic growth with no immediate assistance from the U.S F ederal Reserve. U.S. benchmark crude fell $1.93 to $82.89 per barrel in midday trading in New York. The last time oil closed b elow $83 was in early October of 2011. Brent crude,which is used to make g asoline in much of the U.S., fell 2 percent to $97.91. Global economic growth is w eakening. Europe remains mired in a debt crisis and g rowth in the U.S. and China has slowed. That reduces demand for oil to make fuels f or shippers and travelers. Oil prices had risen off r ecent lows on hopes that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would unveil a plan to stimulate the U.S. economy,which would lower the value of the dollar and provide investors with cheap money to buy oil and other assets. But Bernanke told Congress Thursday that no plan was imminent. That sent the value of the dollar higher, making oil look more expensive to foreign buyers. Without the prospect of cheap and abundant dollars, investors were left with simple choice:Whether to buy or sell oil based on world supply and demand. They sold. Supply has risen faster than demand in recent months. Production in Libya, Iraq and the United States is growing. Saudi Arabia has been pumping more oil to offset supply loses from Iran, which is struggling to export crude under tightening Western sanctions. Meanwhile,global demand for oil is falling with slower economic activity. Because of those trends, the price of oil has fallen 25 percent from a peak of $109.77 on February 24. Addison Armstrong,an analyst at Tradition Energy, said that based on supply and demand,there was no reason for oil to cost as much as it did earlier this year. It is now near a price he considers fair value. The fall in oil has brought some relief to U.S. drivers. Retail gasoline prices have fallen steadily since their peak of $3.94 per gallon April 6. The national average fell half a penny to $3.555 Friday,according to the Oil Price Information Service, AAA,and Wright Express. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 10, 2012Page 3C GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 6/10/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 4 8 8 5 5 By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON The U.S. trade deficit shrank in April,but only because a big drop in imports offset the first decline in U.S. exports in five months. The Commerce Department said Friday that the trade deficit narrowed 4.9 percent in April to $50.1 billion. U.S. exports,which had hit a record the previous month,fell 0.8 percent to $182.9 billion. Sales of everything from c ommercial jetliners to industrial machinery declined. Imports,which also set a record in March,dropped an even faster 1.7 percent to $233 billion. The trade gap remains wide and could weigh on growth in the April-June quart er. A wider trade gap slows growth because it means the United States is spending more on foreign-made products than it is taking in from sales of U.S.-made goods. The slip in exports is especially troublesome because it shows the weaker g lobal economy is dampening demand for American-made goods. Export sales declined to Europe,China and Brazil. With growth in Asia cooling,Europe in recession and the U.S. dollar strengthening,exports are likely in for another rough ride over the next year, said James Marple,senior economist at TD Economics. U.S. exports to the 27-nation European Union dropped 11.1 percent in April. Europes debt crisis has worsened in recent months and many economists say the region is already in recession. Europe accounts for almost one-fifth of U.S. exports. Growth has also slowed in emerging market countries. Exports to Brazil fell 8.2 percent in April. The U.S. deficit with China increased to $24.6 billion in April. This years deficit is running 11.9 percent ahead of last year,when the imbalance hit an alltime high of $295.4 billion,the highest ever recorded for a single country. Marple noted that the dollars strength could benefit U.S. consumers, who are also paying less for gasoline. A stronger dollar makes imports cheaper while making exports more expensive in other countries. Most economists say the U.S. economy is growing at an annual rate of 2 percent to 2.5 percent in the current AprilJune quarter. Thats slightly better than the 1.9 percent growth in the first three months of the year,but still only modest. So far this year,the trade deficit,the difference between imports and exports, is running at an annual rate of $603 billion,up 7.7 percent from last years total imbalance of $559.9 billion. For April,the United States ran a $1.8 billion trade deficit with South Korea, three times the size of the March deficit. Imports from South Korea jumped 14.7 percent to $5.5 billion,the highest on record. U.S. exports to South Korea fell 12.3 percent to $3.7 billion. On April 15,the new U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement took effect lowering trade barriers between the two nations. It is the biggest free trade agreement reached by the United States since the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico in 1994. BUSINESS MCT U.S. exports fell in April, but that was offset by a drop in imports, which led to a decline in the trade deficit. Trade deficit shrinks to $50.1 billion Associated PressLAKE PLACID Financial services firm Edward Jones was named the Advisory Solutions Firm of the Year by the Money Management Institute as the firm that most exemplified overall excellence and contributed to the long-term success and sustainability of the wealth management industry, according to Chris Boylan, Financial Advisor for Edward Jones in Lake Placid. The award was presented at the Institutes annual Gateway to Leadership Awards Dinner in Chicago. The Money Management Institute is the national association for the managed investment solutions and the wealth management industry. This award recognizes the features and benefits of both of the firms advisory platforms. Edward Jones Advisory Solutions is an asset allocation and advisory program that allows investors to select from research or custom models with an initial minimum investment of $50,000. The models use a combination of mutual funds, exchange traded funds and separately managed accounts in the construction of the portfolio and allow clients to delegate asset allocation, investment selection and portfolio rebalancing to Edward Jones. This program now offers 62 fully discretionary research models,in addition to custom models,which allow investors to design a model to match their unique investment needs. With the programs custom models, clients retain discretion over the investment selection from the list of funds available in the program. Advisory Solutions has proved popular with Edward Jones clients. The program has grown to more than $75 billion in assets under management since its introduction in August 2008. Advisory Solutions now ranks as the countrys fourth largest mutual fund advisory program,according to MMI/Dover Research. In addition,Edward Jones offers a dual contract separately managed account program with more than $2 billion in assets under management. Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and,through its affiliate,in Canada. Edward Jones named top firm by Money Management Institute The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN WASHINGTON (AP) The economy at risk, President Barack Obama accused Republicans on Friday of pursuing policies that would weaken the U.S. recovery. He simultaneously urged Europes leaders to prevent an overseas debt crisis from dragging down the rest of the world. At a White House news conference five months before Election Day,the president also said Republican allegations that his administration has leaked classified information for political gain were offensive. He said his administration has zero tolerancefor any such practice. Republicans fired back quickly on Obamas comments on the economy,particularly his insistence that the private sector is doing fine when it comes to job creation. Campaigning in Iowa,Republican rival Mitt Romney said Obamas view w as defining what it means to be detached and out of touch. From the White House podium,the president urged passage of legislation that he said would create jobs proposals that Republicans have long blocked. The recipes that theyre promoting are basically the kinds of policies that would add weakness to the economy,would result in further layoffs,would not provide relief to the housing market and would result ... in lower growth,said the president, who is locked in a close campaign for re-election. Obamas tone was markedly different when it came to European leaders, whom he prodded to inject money into the banking system. He also said it is in everybodys interest for Greece to remain in the eurozone,despite the division of public opinion inside the country where austerity measures have been imposed to deal with out-of-control deficits. The Greek people also need to recognize that their hardships will likely be worse if they choose to exit from the eurozone,Obama said. The solutions to these problems are hard,but there are solutions,he said. The president spoke after several days of difficult turns for his re-election prospects, including last Fridays report that the unemployment rate had risen slightly to 8.2 percent in May as job creation had slowed,and new signs that the European debt crisis was hurting the U.S. economy. In the overtly political realm,Wisconsins Republican Gov. Scott Walker turned back a recall movement led by organized labor,while former President Bill Clinton stirred controversy by saying Obama should be ready to sign a short-term extension of all expiring tax cuts including those that apply to the wealthiest taxpayers that the president has vowed not to renew. Obama: Congress, Europe must stem economic crisis Obama


C M Y K Page 4CNews-SunSunday, June 10, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 09-864 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. SAMSUNDAR SAMSUNDAR, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 31, 2012, and entered in Case No. GC 09-864 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association Successor By Merger To National City Bank, Successor By Merger To Harbor Federal Savings Bank, is the Plaintiff and Samsundar Samsundar and Unknown Spouse of Samsundar Samsundar (Refused Name), are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement, of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, on June 29, 2012, the following described property set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: Lots 2, 3, 4 and 5, Block 28, Placid Lakes Section Nineteen, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 14, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. 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 at (863) 534-4686 (Voice) or (863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Highlands County, Florida, this 3rd day of June, 2012. Robert W. Germaine, Cler k Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk June 10, 17, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 09001073-GCS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS FOR AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2006-M3, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES ARSI 2006-M3, Plaintiff, v. IVETT BELLO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF IVETT BELLO; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Uniform Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure entered by the Court on the 1st day of June, 2012 in that certain cause pending in the Circuit Court of for the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee in Trust for the Benefit of the Certificate Holders for Ameriquest Mortgage Securities Trust 2006-M3, Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Serries ARSI 2006-M3, is Plaintiff, and Ivett Bello is the Defendant, in Civil Action Case No.: 09001073-GCS, I Bob Germaine, Clerk of the aforesaid Court, will on the 29th day of June, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, offer for sale and sell to the highest bidder for cash at a foreclosure sale conducted at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, in the Jury Assembly Room located in the basement level of the Courthouse, the following described property as set forth in the Uniform Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure, situated and being in Highlands County, Florida, to wit: Lot 18, Block N, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE II, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 54, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Address: 312 Blazing Star Road, Sebring, Florida 33876. Said sale will be made pursuant to and in order to satisfy the terms of the Uniform Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the recording of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Witness my hand and the seal of the Court this 4th day of June, 2012. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk {Seal} June 10, 17, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-687-GCS SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC. f/k/a AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC., Plaintiff, vs. ALAN GLEN REAPSUMMER, UNKNOWN SPOUSE, IF ANY, of ALAN GLEN REAPSUMMER, JOHN DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT(S), and HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will, on the 27th day of June, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Jury Assembly Room in basement, Sebring, Florida offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Highlands County, Florida: The West 1/2 of Lot 17 and all of Lot 18, Block 1016, TIA JUANA VILLA, according to the plat thereof recorded in PB 2, Page 80, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida Together with the 1973 PRMO Mobile Home ID#G5885 and Sticker #R060362 situated thereon which is affixed to the afore described real property and incorporated herein. a/k/a: 5203 Barnum Street, Sebring, FL 33876 pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person, other than the rightful owner of the property, must file a claim to surplus funds within 60 days after the above held sale for the claim to be valid. /s/ Priscilla Michalak Clerk of Circuit Court By: D.C. If you are a person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the employment application, recruitment, and selection process within the Tenth Circuit, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice), as much in advance as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest a reasonable accommodation that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the application, recruitment, and selection process. If you are a current employee of or are hired by, the State Courts System and require a reasonable accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job in question, you should consult with your supervisor. June 3, 10, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000099-GCS SEC.: Civil CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, v. SHIRLEY CHILDS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHIRLEY CHILDS IF ANY; DOYLE LAMB A/K/A ALBERT DOYLE LAMB; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALBERT DOYLE LAMB IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO AR NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated May 4, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000099-GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 27th day of June, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 20, BLOCK 53, PLAT OF UNIT ONE OR LAKE LILLIAN SECTION OF HIGHLANDS LAKES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 77, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND ALL OF LOT 21 AND THE SOUTHEASTERLY 1/2 OF LOT 22, ABUTTING LOT 21, BLOCK 53, OF UNIT ONE OR LAKE LILLIAN SECTION OF HIGHLANDS LAKES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 77, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. THE SAID SOUTHEASTERLY 1/2 OF LOT 22 BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING WHERE THE COMMON DIVIDING LINE OF SAID LOTS 21 AND 22 INTERSECTS WITH THE NORTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY OF AVOCADO ROAD; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG AVOCADO ROAD A DISTANCE OF 30 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY AND PARALLEL WITH THE COMMON BOUNDARY OF LOTS 21 AND 22 TO THE REAR BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 22; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE REAR BOUNDARY OF LOT 22 A DISTANCE OF 30 FEET TO THE COMMON DIVIDING LINE OF SAID LOTS 21 AND 22; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID COMMON DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN LOTS 21 AND 22 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs 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: Office of the Court Administrator Phone: (863) 534-4686 TDD: (863) 534-7777 or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid of service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 8TH DAY OF MAY, 2012. By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA June 3, 10, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282009CA001318XXXXXX THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-36 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-36, Plaintiff, vs JENNIFER DIAZ; ERIC A. DIAZ; NATIONAL CITY BANK; 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 April 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 282009CA001318XXXXXX 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 CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-36 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-36, is the Plaintiff and JENNIFER DIAZ; ERIC A. DIAZ; NATIONAL CITY BANK; 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 27th day of June, 2012, at 11:00 am, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 8, OF LAKE JUNE HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, AT PAGE 48, 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. Notice is hereby given that Downtown Mini Storage LLC will sell at public auction at 195 S. Railroad Ave., Avon Park, Florida 33825 at 1:00 P.M. Saturday 16th June 2012 to the highest bidder. Items held for Michael Qualls. Crib, bookcase, pool table, crutches, stereo, 2 Playstations, table, bar, space heater, toaster oven, fryer. Items held for Peggy Fletcher. Chair, tub, rattan shelf, suitcase, mirrors, crockpot, lamp, wine rack, boxes and bags of unknown contents. June 10, 13, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282011CA000253AOOOXX WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. TINA DIAZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TINA DIAZ; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 29th day of May, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282011CA000253AOOOXX of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and TINA DIAZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TINA DIAZ and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 26th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT A Schedule ``A'' Lot 3, Block M, of Lake Jackson Boulevard Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 63, of the Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida (of which Highlands County was formerly a part) and in Transcript Book, Page 10, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Floria. Save and Except that part situated, lying and being between Lake Jackson Boulevard and the waters of Lake Jackson, between the North line of said Lot 3 extended on the South line of Lot 3 extended in said Block M, of said Lake Jackson Boulevard Subdivision. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice), (863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance r visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 30th day of May, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000641 ONEWEST BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, vs. JANET BECKWITH A/K/A JANET K. BECKWITH; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JANET K. BECKWITH A/K/A JANET K. BECKWITH; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 29th day of May, 2012, and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000641, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein ONEWEST BANK, F.S.B. is the Plaintiff and and JANET BECKWITH A/K/A JANET K. BECKWITH; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JANET K. BECKWITH A/K/A JANET K. BECKWITH; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 26th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice), (863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 30th day of May, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk June 10, 17, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282011CA000668A000XX ONEWEST BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, vs. HELEN JONES; SECRETARY OF URBAN HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 29th day of May, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282011CA000668A000XX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein ONEWEST BANK, F.S.B. is the Plaintiff and and HELEN JONES; SECRETARY OF URBAN HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 26th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 23, BLOCK 295, OF LAKE SEBRING SUBDIVISION, SHEET #1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 12, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice), (863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 30th day of May, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk June 10, 17, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000946 DIVISION: BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTYRWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. LUIS C. LEAL, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated May 31, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000946 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and LUIS C. LEAL; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LUIS C. LEAL N/K/A JOVIE LEAL; TENANT #1 N/K/A JOSH DILDAY, and TENANT #2 N/K/A SYLVIA DILDAY are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 28th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 42, IN BLOCK 65, OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1010 RENAULT AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on June 1, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09056501 COUNTRYCAL-SPECFHLMC-jcabezas-Team 6-F09056501 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. June 10, 17, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000703 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, -vs.RACHEL WELLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RACHEL WELLER IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated April 16, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000703 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff and RACHEL WELLER are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT 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., June 27, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS UNIT 14 IN AVALON PARK LAKES, A CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM FOR AVON PARK LAKES, A CONDOMINIUM, RECORDED IN THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY CLERK'S REGISTER'S OFFICE IN DEED/RECORDED BOOK 1781 PAGE 3, TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO AS THE SAME MAY NOW OR HEREAFTER BE LAWFULLY AMENDED. 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. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 10, 2012Page 5C IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09-001238 GCS PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, DBA NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE Plaintiff, vs. KYLE M. SCALLAN, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 31, 2012, and entered in Case No. 09-0001238 GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association Successor By Merger To National City Bank, DBA National City Mortgage, is the Plaintiff and Kyle M. Scallan and Unknown Spouse of Kyle M. Scallan N/K/A Heather Scallan, are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement, of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, on June 29, 2012, the following described property set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 6, Block 56, of Sun N' Lake Estates of Sebring Unit 5, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 51, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. 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 at (863) 534-4686 (Voice) or (863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Highlands County, Florida, this 3rd day of June, 2012. Robert W. Germaine, Clerk Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk June 10, 17, 2012 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of GISSENDANNER VETERINARY CLINIC, located at 2203 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, Florida 33852, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Department of State. DATED at Lake Placid, Florida, this 6th day of June, 2012. GISSENDANNER VETERINARY SERVICES, P.A. By: /s/ Elton J. Gissendanner ELTON J. GISSENDANNER As Its President June 10, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: CITY TOWING OF SEBRING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 06/22/2012, 09:00 am at 280 S Avon Way, Avon Park, FL 33825, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. CITY TOWING OF SEBRING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FTDF172OVNCO2523 1997 FORD 2G1WL52M4T9246695 1996 CHEVROLET JT3VN39W5R8066160 1994 TOYOTA June 10, 2012 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-301 GCS SECTION NO. Civil MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION Plaintiff, v. PATRICIA GASE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PATRICIA GASE; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following real property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 16, LESS the North 20 feet thereof, Block ``B'', CRESCENT VIEW, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 2, Page 54, in the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Address: 221 E. Walnut St., Avon Park, FL 33825 has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Highlands County, Florida, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses to the Complaint, if any, to Gregory A. Sanoba, Esq., 422 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801, on or before July 10, 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. DATE: May 30, 2012. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk June 10, 17, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: FC 12-357 Division: Shinholser IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF: HECTOR M. AROCHO, Petitioner/Husband, and JOSEFINA LAURA FLORES RANGEL, Respondent/Wife. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE NO PROPERTY OR CHILDREN TO: JOSEFINA LAURA FLORES RANGEL Aramberri 1433 Otc entre Julian Villareal y Alvaro Obregon, Centro de Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico 64000 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Petitioner/Husband's attorney NICHOLAS G. SCHOMMER, P.A. whose address is 329 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, 33870 before service on Petitioner/Husband or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk's office. Dated this 10th day of May, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Cyndi Dassinger Deputy ClerkDUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557


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C M Y K By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondent Sebrings own Matthew Grubb has recently made the trip back home for summer break after capping out a successful first year at Emory and Henry College. The move up to Virginia w as a long one, but definitely one that was suitable for this former Blue Streak quarterback. I was drawn to Emory and Henry because it seemed like t he right fit for me and I have family in the area so I felt l ike thats where God wanted me to be. Grubb was able to utilize his skills on the Emory and Henry football team, seeing a starting spot on JVwhile also seeing some time at the varsity level as well. To get on the varsity roster it took a lot of hard work during fall camp to work my way up the depth chart, he shared. It surely had to be an adjustment, after three years as the starting signal caller for the Streaks, to find himself amid a host of talented QBs fighting for playing time. The Wasp roster lists five quarterbacks, including incumbant starter Kyle Boden, a sophomore from Knoxville, TN, who amassed 256 completions for 2,569 yards and 21 touchdowns. After winning four of its first five games, including a 17-10 win over RandolphMacon in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference opener, Emory and Henry dropped itsnext four in a row before closing the season with a 306 win at Guilford in Greensboro, NC, to draw back to an even 5-5. Grubb was able to get onto the field with the varsity, appearing in four games and going 2-of-5 passing for 19 yards. I am still working to improve adjusting to the changes that college football brings in the knowledge that you have to have as a quarterback to be successful, he shared. Grubbs family logged a few frequent flyer miles this year, as parents Lori and Dale Grubb and sister Madison took many trips throughout the season to support him, just as they have throughout his athletic career. They plan on continuing to do so as Grubb continues his journey with the Wasps, one that is bound to be a successful one if this year is any indication. I am doing very well in working towards my major in Biology. I finished this year with a GPAof 3.67, Grubb shared. Adjusting to college was tough at first just because of the amount of time that must be put in to both sports and school in order to be able to succeed, but I knew I just had to focus and work hard. To athletes taking the same road he traveled just one year ago as he prepared for college, SPORTS D SECTION Inside This Section Casey Martin qualifies . . .3D Djokovic, Nadal in Final . . .5D News-Sun Sunday, June 10, 2012 MCTphoto Ill Have Another was led to a new barn following a news conference where it was announced he would not run in the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, Friday, June 8. Belmont favorite and Triple Crown hopeful, I'll Have Another, was scratched Friday due to a medical issue By BETH HARRIS Associated PressNEWYORK Things began unraveling for Triple Crown hopeful Ill Have Another a day after the colts thrilling win in the Preakness three weeks ago. Aseries of minor setbacks for the horse and his handlers culminated with the biggest shocker of all: Ill Have Anothers sudden retirement on the eve of the Belmont Stakes with an injury to his left front tendon. Fridays news dealt further blows to a racing industry already battered by declining interest and yet another nearmiss in the Triple Crown. The colt became the 12th horse whose Triple try was derailed since Affirmed swept the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont in 1978, and it occurred without Ill Have Another ever reaching the starting gate. Ive been hoping and praying he would stay injuryfree, and it didnt happen, his trainer Doug ONeill said. Ill Have Another won the Derby on May 5 and the Preakness two weeks later both with stirring stretch drives to set up the highly anticipated Belmont Stakes and a Triple try. Only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown and the wait for another now stretches to 35 years the longest drought ever. Now Saturdays race is largely irrelevant to casual viewers who would have watched in the hopes of seeing history in the making. Dullahan, who ran third in the Derby, was installed as the new 9-5 favorite after Ill Have Another was scratched. The days highlight is likely to be Ill Have Another, with jockey Mario Gutierrez aboard, leading the other Belmont horses to the starting gate in a wistful farewell. Hell be my hero fore ver, Gutierrez said. What Ill Have Another did for me is so amazing. He brought happiness to my life. But the colt and his camp had endured setbacks during the three weeks since the Preakness. On his van ride to New York, the trip was delayed several hours because of traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike. Afew days later, ONeill was suspended 45 days and fined $15,000 by the California Horse Racing Board for a medication violation involving one of his horses in a 2010 race. His suspension is to begin next month. Then, track stewards said that for the Belmont, Ill Have Another would have to go without the nasal strip he wore in races this year, and exercise rider Jonny Garcia Ill Have Another retired before Triple Crown try Courtesy photo Matt Grubb welcomes parents Lori and Dale on one of their numerous visits during his freshman season with Emory and Henry. MCTphoto Kevin Millwood started it, but it took five more Mariner pitchers to finish off Fridays no-hitter. By TIM BOOTH Associated PressSEATTLE Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan popped his head into the clubhouse interview room and insisted his normally stoic manager enjoyed the history that just took place. Its OK to smile skip, we just got a no-no, Ryan shouted to Seattle manager Eric Wedge, bringing a smile and chuckle to Wedges face. There were plenty of smiles to go around the Seattle clubhouse late Friday night, mostly because so many had a hand in the third no-hitter in Seattles history. Kevin Millwood pitched six no-hit innings before leaving with a groin injury, and a quartet of Seattle relievers continued to hold the Dodgers in check until Tom Wilhelmsen closed out a 1-0 win over Los Angeles for his third save. Seattles six-pack of arms joined the MetsJohan Santana, the AngelsJered Weaver and White Sox righthander Philip Humber on the no-hit list of 2012. It was the second no-hitter at Safeco Field this season after Humbers perfect game against the Mariners in April the first two in the parks 13-year history. The 10th combined no-hitter in major league history Mariners 6-pack no-hits Dodgers See BELMONT, Page 4D See NO-NO, Page 4D News-Sun file photo courtesy of KIM GAUGER Johnny Knight squared off with former Blue Streak teammate Corbin Hoffner earlier this spring, with St. Petersburg College facing Knights Phillie squad. The two could face off in the future as well, with Hoffner now in the Cubs minor league system. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comMajor League Baseball h as a history of family bonds. The Dimaggio brothers, the Alou family tree of players, Bobby Bonds and son Barry are just a few of the examples. Even with recently drafted and signed Sebring local Corbin Hoffner it applies, as his father Bob spent some time in the minor leagues as a pitcher. Which makes sense, given the passion, leanings and talent for baseball could very well be among the genetics passed down and/or shared among families. But how does one make sense of a neighborhood connection? Hoffner being drafted by the Cubs this year, came right around one year after fellow former Blue Streak Johnny Knight was selected by the Phillies. Knights mother, Kim Gauger, was able to provide the News-Sun with photos of Hoffner signing pretty easily, given that the two families live across the street from one another. One year, a family sees a son drafted by a team, the next year, a neighbors son gets picked. It assuredly isnt the first time such a thing has happened. There were multiple playThe neighbor connection See KNIGHT, Page 3D Grubb abuzz about Emory and Henry To get on the varsity roster it took a lot of hard work.MATTGRUBB See GRUBB, Page 3D


C M Y K Flag FootballSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis conducting a sign up for The YMCA/Eagle Youth Flag Football League. Registrations are for ages 5-15 years of age. For questions call 382-9622.SFCC Volleyball CampsAVON PARK The summer season is right 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, July 9-12 and July 30-Aug. 2. Each day, campers going into grades 68 will meet from 9 a.m.-Noon, campers going into grades 9-12 from 1-4 p.m., with all campers then enjoying open pool time from 4-4:45 p.m. 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. To register, go to www.southflorida.edu/athletics/volleyball click on volleyball camp and print out the Application Form. Mail the completed form, or bring to the Cashiers Office in Building B. For more information, call Coach Crawford at 835-2377 or email kim.crawford@southflorida.edu .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 session. To register for swim lessons, come to the front office of Sebring High School beginning Monday, May 7, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The office secretaries will be able to sign you up. For more information or questions on all pool activities, call and leave a message for Ms. Pat Caton at 471-5500, ext. 229, or email catonp@highlands.k12.fl.us.APHS Summer Cheer ClinicAVONPARK The Red Devil Cheerleaders will be hosting a summer cheer clinic Monday through Thursday, June 11-14. Each 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 football game this upcoming season. For any questions, or more information, contact Tammy Williams at 4147660 or Rose Kirby at 452-4311.Friends in the Fight GolfSEBRING Friends In The Fight is an organization formed to support youth battling cancer in the community. Friends In The Fight will hold a Golf Tournament and Barbecue Saturday, July 14, at the Country Club of Sebring. The tournament starts at 8 a.m. and the format is 2 players per team, with the Front 9 a Scramble and the Back 9 an Alternate Shot. The registration fee is $65 per player and includes greens fees, cart and lunch. Barbecue tickets are available for $10 per person. Meals can be picked up at the Country Club of Sebring or in Lake Placid, with 100-percent of the money raised used to help local families. For additional information call Renee Kohl at 273-1112, Kym Smoak 441-7119 or email growstrong@live.com. Forms are available online at www.fbclp.com click on events. Look for updates on Facebook at Friends in the Fight Highlands County.Habitat 5KSEBRING Home Run for Habitat 5K Run/Walk will take place at Highlands Hammock State Park Saturday, July 14, beginning at 7 a.m. Entry fee is $15 through July 6, and $20 after and through race day. Entry fee includes a race T-shirt. Awards will be given to age groups and overall male and female winners. The entry fee will be waived for those who collect $50 or more in pledges. Funds raised will benefit a Habitat home in Sebring. Top three entries, with the most raised in pledges, will be given a special award on race day. Pledges must be collected and turned in at race check-in on July 14. Download entry form at www.habitathighlands.org or email spallone@habitathighlands.org Call 385-7156 for more information.Firecracker 5KSEBRING 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 T-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 at cbrojek@comcast.net, or by phone at 3854736. 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 all at Highlands Hammock State Park on July 4. CONFERENCE FINALS EASTERN CONFERENCEBoston 3, Miami 3 Miami 93, Boston 79 Miami 115, Boston 111, OT Boston 101, Miami 91 Boston 93, Miami 91, OT Tuesday: Boston 94, Miami 90 Thursday: Miami 98, Boston 79 Saturday, June 9: Boston at Miami, lateWESTERN CONFERENCEOklahoma City 4, San Antonio 2 San Antonio 101, Oklahoma City 98 San Antonio 120, Oklahoma City 111 Oklahoma City 102, San Antonio 82 Oklahoma City 109, San Antonio 103 Oklahoma City 108, San Antonio 103 Oklahoma City 107, San Antonio 99FINALSOklahoma City vs. Miami-Boston winner Tuesday, June 12: Miami-Boston winner at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m. Thursday, June 14: Miami-Boston winner at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m. Sunday, June 17: Oklahoma City at Miami-Boston winner, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 19: Oklahoma City at Miami-Boston winner, 9 p.m. x-Thursday, June 21: Oklahoma City at Miami-Boston winner, 9 p.m. x-Sunday, June 24: Miami-Boston winner at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 26: Miami-Boston winner at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m.STANLEY CUP FINALSLos Angeles 3, New Jersey 1 Los Angeles 2, New Jersey 1, OT Los Angeles 2, New Jersey 1, OT Los Angeles 4, New Jersey 0 New Jersey 3, Los Angeles 1 Saturday, June 9: Los Angeles at New Jersey, late x-Monday, June 11: New Jersey at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 13: Los Angeles at New Jersey, 8 p.m.AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Tampa Bay3325.569 New York3225.56112Baltimore3226.5521 Toronto3028.5173 Boston2929.5004 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago3226.552 Cleveland3126.54412Detroit 2632.4486 Kansas City2432.4297 Minnesota2334.404812West Division WLPctGB Texas3425.576 Los Angeles3029.5084 Seattle2733.450712Oakland2633.4418 ___ Thursdays Games Detroit 7, Cleveland 5 Oakland 7, Texas 1 Tampa Bay 7, N.Y. Yankees 3 Boston 7, Baltimore 0 Chicago White Sox 4, Toronto 3 Fridays Games Pittsburgh 4, Kansas City 2 N.Y. Yankees 9, N.Y. Mets 1 Philadelphia 9, Baltimore 6 Cincinnati 6, Detroit 5, 10 innings Tampa Bay 5, Miami 1 Washington 7, Boston 4 Atlanta 4, Toronto 3, 10 innings Minnesota 8, Chicago Cubs 7, 10 innings Houston 8, Chicago White Sox 3 Cleveland 6, St. Louis 2 L.A. Angels 7, Colorado 2 Arizona 9, Oakland 8 Seattle 1, L.A. Dodgers 0 Texas 5, San Francisco 0 Saturdays Games Chicago Cubs at Minnesota, late Philadelphia at Baltimore, late Texas at San Francisco, late Toronto at Atlanta, late Washington at Boston, late Detroit at Cincinnati, late Houston at Chicago White Sox, late L.A. Angels at Colorado, late Cleveland at St. Louis, late Kansas City at Pittsburgh, late L.A. Dodgers at Seattle, late N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, late Tampa Bay at Miami, late Oakland at Arizona, late Sundays Games N.Y. Mets (Niese 4-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 3-2), 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 6-4) at Miami (A.Sanchez 3-4), 1:10 p.m. Kansas City (B.Chen 5-5) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 5-2), 1:35 p.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 0-3) at Baltimore (Hammel 6-2), 1:35 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 7-1) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 4-2), 1:35 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 3-5) at Boston (Lester 3-4), 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 1-3) at Minnesota (Liriano 1-6), 2:10 p.m. Houston (Harrell 5-4) at Chicago White Sox (Humber 2-3), 2:10 p.m. Cleveland (Jimenez 6-4) at St. Louis (Kelly 0-0), 2:15 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 2-7) at Colorado (Friedrich 4-1), 3:10 p.m. Texas (Ogando 1-0) at San Francisco (Lincecum 2-6), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 3-4) at Seattle (Beavan 3-5), 4:10 p.m. Oakland (Blackley 0-1) at Arizona (J.Saunders 3-4), 4:10 p.m. Detroit (Smyly 2-2) at Cincinnati (Bailey 4-4), 8:05 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Konerko, CHW1913269.361 Hamilton, TEX2164273.338 Trumbo, LAA1822660.330 Cabrera, DET2373476.321 Jeter, NYY2393075.314 Fielder, DET2213269.312 HOME RUNS Hamilton, TEX22 Dunn, CHW18 Granderson, NYY17 Encarnacion, TOR17 Jones, BAL16 Bautista, TOR16 RUNS BATTED IN Hamilton, TEX59 Cabrera, DET51 Encarnacion, TOR43 Bautista, TOR41 Dunn, CHW40 Willingham, MIN40NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Washington3323.589 Atlanta3325.5691 New York3227.542212Miami 3127.5343 Philadelphia2931.4836 Central Division WLPctGB Cincinnati3225.561 Pittsburgh3027.5262 St. Louis3029.5083 Milwaukee2731.466512Houston2533.431712Chicago1939.3281312West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles3722.627 San Francisco3326.5594 Arizona2830.483812Colorado2433.42112 San Diego1940.32218 ___ Thursdays Games L.A. Dodgers 8, Philadelphia 3 N.Y. Mets 3, Washington 1 Milwaukee 4, Chicago Cubs 3, 10 innings San Francisco 8, San Diego 3 Atlanta 8, Miami 2 Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 4, 10 innings St. Louis 14, Houston 2 Fridays Games Pittsburgh 4, Kansas City 2 N.Y. Yankees 9, N.Y. Mets 1 Philadelphia 9, Baltimore 6 Cincinnati 6, Detroit 5, 10 innings Tampa Bay 5, Miami 1 Washington 7, Boston 4 Atlanta 4, Toronto 3, 10 innings Minnesota 8, Chicago Cubs 7, 10 innings Houston 8, Chicago White Sox 3 Milwaukee 9, San Diego 5 Cleveland 6, St. Louis 2 L.A. Angels 7, Colorado 2 Arizona 9, Oakland 8 Seattle 1, L.A. Dodgers 0 Texas 5, San Francisco 0 Saturdays Games Chicago Cubs at Minnesota, late Philadelphia at Baltimore, late Texas at San Francisco, late Toronto at Atlanta, late Washington at Boston, late Detroit at Cincinnati, late Houston at Chicago White Sox, late L.A. Angels at Colorado, late San Diego at Milwaukee, late Cleveland at St. Louis, late Kansas City at Pittsburgh, late L.A. Dodgers at Seattle, late N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, late Tampa Bay at Miami, late Oakland at Arizona, late Sundays Games N.Y. Mets (Niese 4-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 3-2), 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 6-4) at Miami (A.Sanchez 3-4), 1:10 p.m. Kansas City (B.Chen 5-5) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 5-2), 1:35 p.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 0-3) at Baltimore (Hammel 6-2), 1:35 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 7-1) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 4-2), 1:35 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 3-5) at Boston (Lester 3-4), 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 1-3) at Minnesota (Liriano 1-6), 2:10 p.m. Houston (Harrell 5-4) at Chicago White Sox (Humber 2-3), 2:10 p.m. San Diego (Bass 2-5) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 4-5), 2:10 p.m. Cleveland (Jimenez 6-4) at St. Louis (Kelly 0-0), 2:15 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 2-7) at Colorado (Friedrich 4-1), 3:10 p.m. Texas (Ogando 1-0) at San Francisco (Lincecum 2-6), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 3-4) at Seattle (Beavan 3-5), 4:10 p.m. Oakland (Blackley 0-1) at Arizona (J.Saunders 3-4), 4:10 p.m. Detroit (Smyly 2-2) at Cincinnati (Bailey 4-4), 8:05 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cabrera, SF2394487.364 Votto, CIN1973771.360 Wright, NYM1993971.357 Ruiz, PHL1672559.353 Molina, STL1962866.337 Prado, ATL2183771.326 McCutchen, PIT2003165.325 Altuve, HOU2313775.325 HOME RUNS Beltran, STL16 Stanton, MIA14 Braun, MIL14 Gonzalez, COL14 Hart, MIL13 Bruce, CIN13 Pence, PHL13 RUNS BATTED IN Ethier, LAD48 Gonzalez, COL45 Beltran, STL44 Stanton, MIA41 Freese, STL40 LaRoche, WAS39 Votto, CIN38 Uggla, ATL38BASEBALLAmerican League MINNESOTA TWINSRecalled 1B Chris Parmelee from Rochester (IL). National League PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESSent LHP Raul Valdes to Lehigh Valley (IL). Sent Pete Orr outright to Lehigh Valley. ST. LOUIS CARDINALSReleased RHP Scott Linebrink.FOOTBALLNational Football League INDIANAPOLIS COLTSSigned CB Justin King. 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C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING PGApro Geoff Lee returns to teach your child the values and traditions of the game at the Golf Hammock Junior Golf Academy June 25-29. All physical aspects of the game along with rules and etiquette will be covered in an atmosphere of fun. Prizes awarded in games, contest and a 3-hole tournament will be held on Friday with parents/guardians welcome. Cost: $95 each. Registration available at the pro-shop, or call 382-2151 tohave one faxed to you. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 10, 2012Page 3D COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; june ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 9 9 0 0 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 6/3,10,17,24; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 1 AZURE COLLEGE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; june ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 3 5 5 5 5 ers from the same high school team that were tapped by teams in this years draft alone, and who knows where those teammates lived in proximity to one another. But those situations generally happen with powerhouse teams in larger, more densely populated areas such as Miami, Houston or Los Angeles. But across-the-street neighbors, in back-to-back years, right here in Highlands County? Just an interesting and fun little oddity, I suppose. And while Hoffner is off to Arizona to get oriented into the Cubs organization, Knight just completed his first extended spring training with the Gulf Coast League Phillies. With a few days off before training camp and the upcoming Rookie Ball season, which begins Monday, June 18, Knight reflected back on his first year as a professional. Its so different now than at the beginning, he said Saturday morning by phone. When I first got here I was just lost. It was an adjustment just living this lifestyle every day, being a professional. But hes made the adjustment and put in a lot of work heading into his first full season of play. Theyve been working a lot on my swing, Knight said. In the past couple of months theyve probably changed my stance four times. Its really just about the mechanics, getting a shorter swing and being more relaxed at the plate. Just put the ball in play and not think too much. Even amid all the work being put in, Knight has been seeing success, hitting a home run this spring to go along with, as he estimated, a few triples and a handful of doubles. He has played all three outfield positions, which wasnt much of an adjustment, though another area was eye-opening in how much easier it is to steal bases. Pretty much every time I get on Im stealing and Ive only been thrown out once, Knight said. Its much easier than I thought it would be. As far as his neighbor getting drafted a year after him, that was not so surprising. Oh I knew he would, hes such a good pitcher, he said. But still, I think I was more excited when I heard he was than when I was. And its cool because if we both progress as we should, well start playing against each other in high A ball. Something the two got a brief dose of earlier this spring when Hoffner and St. Petersburg College played a game against Knights Phillie team. But thats still down the road a ways as Knight is relishing where he is now. It cant get any better than this, he said. Its been such a cool experience. Now I cant wait for the season to start. Continued from 1D Knight anxious for the days ahead Grubb shared a few words of wisdom. My only advice would be to find a way to balance school and athletics. Also to stay grounded and remember that even in college you are still a representation of God, your family, and your hometown. Grubb also took some time to reflect on his freshman year. My favorite memory would have to be meeting some great friends and even meeting my girlfriend. Surely, Grubb will continue to gain knowledge, skills and lifelong frienships in his upcoming years as an Emory and Henry Wasp. Continued from 1D Grubb stays grounded at Emory Junior Golf Academy By ANNE M. PETERSON Associated PressFourteen years after Casey Martin made history as the first golfer to use a c art in the U.S. Open, hes r eturning to the hallowed O lympic Club to play in the same tournament and he couldnt be more surprised. Born with a condition that makes it painful to walk long distances, Martin has focused in recent years on h is job as mens golf coach at Oregon. But after his unexpected victory in a local qualifier, he finds himself scrambling to prepare for one of the games most celebrated tournaments. I dont quite know what my mindset should be, he said. I played well in the qualifier by really not really caring too much. So I kind of want to have that idea of being pretty laid back while Im there and enjoying it, rather than being overly i ntense about it. Martin, who won a landm ark Supreme Court decis ion that allowed him to compete on the PGATour with his able-bodied counterparts, earned a coveted spot in the U.S. Open field when he made a 5-foot par putt on the final hole as the sun set on Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell, Ore., on Monday. Although he hadnt played much at all in recent weeks because of the Oregon Duckspostseason run, Martin made an off-thecuff decision to play in the qualifier because it was close by and he really didnt have anything to lose. I do stay close to the game, and even though I dont compete anymore. I decided that because it was a qualifier it is the U.S. Open, and its true that its open to anyone who can qualify I would go for it, he said. And lo and behold I made it. Tiger Woods jumped on Martins victory, posting to Twitter: Simply incredible. Ability, attitude and guts. See you at Olympic Casey. Others also praised Martins accomplishment. Its incredible that hes still playing golf, two-time U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange said. We overuse the word courage, but he has more courage than anyone else in the field. Good for him. Martin made history in 1997 when he filed a lawsuit against the PGAin federal court in Oregon for the right to use a golf cart during competition. The next year, after a sixday trial, U.S. Magistrate Thomas Coffin ruled in his favor, saying the tour failed to show how waiving its walking-only rule would fundamentally alter competition. Martin qualified for the U.S. Open four months later. At The Olympic Club, he finished 23rd, just a stroke ahead of Woods, a former Stanford teammate. The whole week was pretty magical. I was under a lot of scrutiny because of my whole situation, the golf cart and the trial, and so there was a lot of media hullabaloo which was fun, but also it can add to the pressure, Martin said. So I remember being under a lot of pressure and feeling stressed, but I also remember having an incredible time. I played really well, the golf course was just incredible. It was one of the highlights of my golfing experience, to play on a stage light that big and to play well. The PGAwould eventually appeal the case and it made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in 2001 that Martin had a legal right to ride in a cart between shots at PGATour events. Martin secured a spot on the PGATour in 2000 and finished in the top 50 in five events, including a tie for 17th in the 2000 Tucson Open. But he didnt finish high enough on the money list to keep his card, and spent the next several years playing mostly on the Nike Tour, now known as the Nationwide Tour. I didnt have a great career in golf, from a success standpoint. I would have liked to achieve more but I had a few obstacles to overcome, he said. So looking back Im grateful I gave it a chance and was able to play as long as I did. As any golfer would attest, theyd like to do it forever and do it at a really high level, which I wasnt necessarily able to do. In 2006, Martin was hired as the head coach of the Ducks. This season, the team finished in a third-place tie in the NCAAChampionships at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. It was the teams fourth trip to the national championships since Martin took over. Its been a good fit for me at Oregon, Martin said. My total coaching skills I probably need to develop, because Ive only been doing it a few years. But Ive been able to recruit really well and have a good feel for what it takes to have a successful program. And I think some of those things have happened. Certainly his presence in the U.S. Open can only add to Oregons profile. Martin was one of 58 golfers who qualified nationwide for the chance to play in the major. Not bad for a guy who really hadnt played competitively for years. There really isnt any pressure on me. Im not playing professionally. So Im just going to wing it and have fun, he said. Im sure if I do well Ill want to compete. But I really dont have any expectations Im going to win it. AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson contributed to this report. Casey Martin prepares again for the US Open Photo courtesy of USAToday.com Casey Martin is back, having qualified for the U.S. Open.


C M Y K Special to the News-Sun Saturday, June 16 Activity: Kayaking Location: Reedy Creek on Rucks Dairy Rd., Frostproof, FLat the bridge. Bring: Kayak, paddle, life jacket, water, lunch Contact: RSVPBob Yost at 644-5448 or bobalinks3@yahoo.com for meet-up time, directions and other information. Also, please RSVPto the chapter online Meet-up page at www.meetup.com/Heartland-FTA/calendar. Sunday, June 17 Activity: Nature Walk Location: Circle B Bar Preserve, SR 540 (Winter Lake Road), Lakeland Description: Approx. 3 mile walk to view birds and other wildlife at this scenic wildlife preserve which is home to an oak hammock, freshwater marsh, hardwood swamp and lake shore, a tremendous bird population, including a variety of wading birds, waterfowl, ospreys and bald eagles. Alligators inhabit Lake Hancock and may be observed from a distance. Pets are not allowed. Bring: Walking or hiking shoes, water, snacks, sun and insect protection. Contact: Liane Plumhoff 646-2398 or lplum@verizon.net Saturday, June 23 Activity: Tubing Location: Kelly Park at Rock Springs Run Carpool from Posner Shopping Center at Junc. of I-4 and Hwy. 27, in front of Dicks Sporting Goods. Bring: Water, snacks, lunch (food also available at park concession), swimsuit, water shoes, bug and sun protection, large tube suitable for river floatation (tube rental available from roadside vendors near the park, cost: approx. $5). Contact: RSVPEileen Valachovic at 956-2145 for meet-up time and other information. Saturday, June 30 Activity: Off-road Bike Ride Location: Aafia River State Park, Hillsborough Cty. Address: 14326 South County Road 39, Lithia, Florida 33547 Description: Some of the most challenging off-road bicycling trails in Florida can be found at Alafia River State Park. Located on what was once a phosphate mining site, the unique topography of the reclaimed land offers some of Floridas most radical elevation changes. Alafia State Park is home to 17 miles of bike trails, ranging from beginner to advanced. The Trails were constructed by volunteers from the Southwest Association of Mountain Bike Pedalers (SWAMP). Bring: Bicycle with all terrain tires (wide), helmet, water, snacks, sun and insect protection. Contact: RSVPTeresa Newgent at (813) 695-9721 cell or email newgt7@yahoo.com for meet-up time and other information. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 10, 2012Page 5D LAKE DENTON CAMP; 3.639"; 5"; Black; june ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 3 0 0 2 2 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 4 8 8 7 7 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 6/10/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 4 8 8 8 8 By EDDIE PELLS Associated PressPARIS Rafael Nadal has played 52 matches at Roland Garros and walked off the court a winner all but once. Three of those wins have come against Novak Djokovic, who hasnt so much as taken a set off the king of the clay. Amismatch? Try a mustsee match if not because of the recent, six-hour drama they put on the last time a G rand Slam title was at stake, then because of the history that will be no matter who wins Sunday. Nadal is going for his seventh title at the French Open, a number that would surpass the great Bjorn Borg. Djokovic is trying to become the first man in 43 years to win four Grand Slam tournaments in a row. Two men, their fates intertwined at almost every turn during this French Open, will dig the answers out of the dirt in Paris. I havent won a set against him in this court. All the facts are on his side, Djokovic said. But, look, I feel different nowadays. I believe Im at the peak of my career. Im playing the best tennis of my life in last year and a half, and I should use that. I should use that as a confidence (boost) and try to get my hands on a title. Speaking of confidence boosts, top-seeded Djokovic got one Friday in a 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 victory over No. 3 seed Roger Federer a match that wasnt as close as it sounded. Playing the last man to beat him in a Grand Slam tournament, Djokovic bullied Federer around the court, overcame two breaks early in the second set and finished with a stat that was even more telling than the score: 17 unforced errors to 46 by Federer. It was difficult to attack, said Federer, who had as much trouble with Djokovic as the gusty winds that swept through Roland Garros yet again. And being defensive I could have waited a little. But if I were to do this, I was playing for him. I was not here to play a good match but to win the match, so I had to hit the balls. It was a bit disappointing today. And yet, it was a better show than the one that preceded it Nadals 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 whitewashing of sixthseeded David Ferrer. The Nadal blowout wasnt all that unexpected. Djokovics walk in the park against a 16-time major title winner was a bit more surprising. I have won against a great player today, Djokovic said. First time I find myself on Sunday in Paris. Lets see what I can do. The last time Djokovic met Nadal with a Grand Slam title in the balance, he came out with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 victory in a match that took 5 hours, 53 minutes the longest Grand Slam singles final by time. Its definitely the most exciting match I ever had in my career, Djokovic said. That was on the hard courts Down Under. This time, Djokovic will have to solve the riddle of a player who has mastered the art of sliding into his shots on the moist, red clay and using his quickness and footwork to take advantage of the big bounces and balls that hang in the air forever. The clay is supposed to blunt the effects of a big first serve, but dont tell that to Nadal. By winning all 11 service games against Ferrer, he improved to 71 for 72 over the tournament. Thats 98.6 percent unheard of on this surface. Also nearly unheard of: A player who can go through six matches of Grand Slam competition and lose a grand total of 35 games. Only one player has posted a more impressive number: Borg. At the 1978 French Open, he lost 27 and in 1980 at Roland Garros, he dropped 31. He retired with six French Open titles and Nadal will surpass him with a win Sunday. After the win over Ferrer, Nadal said he felt good about his game. Not long after, he was fielding questions about whether he played the perfect match. I really dont like to talk about perfection because, in my opinion, that doesnt exist, Nadal said. You can always play better. But for sure, Im very happy with how Im playing. While Nadal and Djokovic get a day off, on Saturday, Maria Sharapova looked to complete the career Grand Slam with a match against 21st-seeded Sara Errani, who already has a French Open title this year to her credit. On Friday, Errani teamed with Roberta Vinci to defeat Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the womens doubles final. With a win over Sharapova, Errani would have become the first woman since Mary Pierce in 2000 to sweep the singles and doubles titles at Roland Garros. I just woke up and (thought) only about the doubles, Errani said. Tomorrow, I will thin k about the singles. I dont want to think now (about) tomorrow, because its not good. I prefer to relax, and tomorrow we will see. Maria Sharapova won t he French Open on Saturday, defeating Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 in the final to complete the career Grand Slam. Second-seeded Sharapova, who was guaranteed of moving to No. 1 in the world regardless of the result, jumped to a quick 4-0 lead against the 21st-seeded Errani, who was in her first Grand Slam final. Errani battled back on a blustery day at Roland Garros, but Sharapovas bigger serve and bigger groundstrokes eventually wore down Errani, who at 5-foot-4 1 stands 9 1 inches shorter than her Russian opponent. Sharapova added this years French Open title to championships at Wimbledon in 2004, the U.S. Open in 2006 and the Australian Open in 2008 to become only the 10th woman to win all four major tournaments. Djokovic, Nadal set up historic French Open final MCTphotos Novak Djokovic, left, and Rafael Nadal square off in Sundays French Open Final, with each having major goals to accomplish with a win. First time I find myself on Sunday in Paris. Lets see what I can do.NOVAKDJOKOVIC Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter, June Activities


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