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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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Publication Date: 06-15-2012
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C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Don Elwells face lights u p when hes asked about the Heartland Triathlon. He has been the voice of the race ever since its inception in 2006. s the coolest thing,Elwell said. Everybody has a successful race. No onei s in a bad mood,its a feel-good day. The seventh annual Heartland Triathlon will be held this weekend in Sebring, centered around City Pier Beach. The kids races will begin at 7:30 a.m. on S aturday.The adult race starts at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. The local support is amazing,he News-Sun staffS EBRING The two suspects arrested for the death of Aaron Doty will gett heir first appearance in court this morning, a ccording to Highlands County Sheriffs Office Public I nformation Officer, Nell Hays. The HCSO issued warrants Monday for Jonathan RayR odriguez,22,and Kenneth Felipe,19 years of age,both of 5504 Granada Blvd., Sebring. T he pair were apprehended by U.S. M arshals on Wednesday around 3 p.m. in Orlando. A ccording to the HCSO warrant,Rodriguez and F elipe were arrested for allegedly causing harm that led to the loss of lifeo f Aaron Dotyand for allegedly intent ionally seclude the body of Aaron Doty in a wooded area and s et the body on fire to destroy evidence. On Thursday, HCSO Chief Deputy Mark Schrader saidt he investigation was ongoing,and would not confirm nor denThursday the existence of ana lleged video of the incident. I cant comment too much NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, June 15-16, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 75 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 89 70C omplete Forecast PAGE 14A Periods of sun with a T-storm possible F orecast Question: Should state officials be allowed to purge potential non-citizens from the voter rolls? Next question: Should you be legally obligated to call 911 i n order to get aid to someone who is injured or in danger? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Richard Berkshire Age 58, of Sebring Aaron Doty Age 20, of Sebring Ray Graddy II Age 66, of Port Orange Corrine McGahee Age 60, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 84% No 16% T otal votes: 131 Classifieds11A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living6B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times13B Religion9B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle13B Index www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, financial goals front; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 8 8 Suspects jailed in Doty case N o need to overpack. W ith just a f ew items, you can be r eady for a fun, safe d ay at the beach PAGE1 4B T T h h e e v v o o i i c c e e o o f f t t h h e e T T r r i i a a t t h h l l o o n n F elipe R odriguez By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Three of Highlands County newest high school graduates became the recipients of scholarships Tuesday afternoon during the annual Scholarship Banquet sponsored by Alan Jay and The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce. For the past 19 years,Alan Wildstein and the Sebring Chamber have teamed up to bring together the banquet as well as choose each of the recipients of the scholarships. Throughout the years, the number of recipients has varied and the scholarships have been handed out to however many students the selection committee felt were most deserving of the bunch. Eight recent graduates were up for scholarships this year,each of which had impressive academic and extracurricular resumes. ve known some of these kids and to see them recognized for the things that theve done in this community is really neat,said Wildstein. And thats what we are really here to do,to recognize these outstanding young people. Guests,dignitaries,friends and families gathered at Island ViewRestaurant in Sun n Lake to recognize the soon-to-be college students achievements. I need to recognize the support system. The parents, the staff,the teachers,the educators,the people that you know groomed you to be 3 awarded Alan Jay, Sebring Chamber scholarshipsGuide to the TriCourse map, race day checklist, important times PAGES7-9A By SAMANTHA GHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comSEBRING After the tragic death of 20-year-oldA aron Doty,the Highlands County community has been rocked with grief and disbelief over the death of 20-yearold Aaron Doty. Doty,who investigators say was beaten and later burned by two acquaintances, was well-known and loved and described by many as always having a smile on his face. Doty will be laid to rest Saturday.A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. at Grace Bible Church at 4453 Thunderbird Road in Sebring. Church staff is fairly certain a large number of guests will be in attendance during Dotys service. e dont know what to expect,Executive Pastor Dustin Woods said Wednesday night during Grace Bibles weekly services. There could be 500, there could be 1,000 young people in here Saturday night. The church plans to use Dotys beliefs and faith as a Doty service, vigil set for Saturday Doty See STUDENTS,page 5A See DOTY,page 3A Felipe, Rodriguez appear in court in Sebring today See SUSPECTS,page 3A News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Rain or shine, Don Elwell has been waiting at the finish of every Heartland Triathlon encouraging athletes as they head toward the line. Don Elwell loves talking about the triathlon ... doing it is another story See ELWELL,page 9A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Industrial Development Agency/Economic Development Commission board voted unanimously to terminate Executive Director Kristina Anderson Wednesday morning. According to County Commissioner Board Chairman Jack Richie,the executive board voted on Monday at 8:30 a.m. to terminate Anderson for alleged improper behavior. Dr. (Norm pointed out this morning that the vote of the executive board was sufficient,but we wanted to make sure the entire board was aware of the situation,Richie said. Richie sits as the county commission liaison for the IDA/EDC. IDA/EDC Board Vicepresident Norm Stephens, president of South Florida Community College,stated in a memo dated June 11 that Board confirms firing of EDCdirector Anderson Anderson See EDC,page 5A Grimaldo soarsF ormer Blue Streak s trong for Gulf Coast SPORTS, 1BBig-haired fun Rock of Agesrevels in 1 980s hair band kitsch REVIEW, 13B


C M Y K Theyre not toy soldiers, Linda Mills told TheU nknown Soldiers on April 13. Theyre real people, and theyre not just numbers. Less than two months a fter our interview, Linda, the wife of deployed U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Mills, was picking up dinner at a local Pizza Hut nearN orth Carolinas Fort Bragg. She was planning a fun Thursday evening with some girlfriends, as was customary while their husbandsw ere deployed to Afghanistan. As the cheery, blondeh aired military spouse drove home in a car filled with the smell of fresh pizza, a callc ame in on her cell phone from a strange number. As s he answered tepidly, a sinking feeling filled her stomach. Your husband has been seriously wounded in A fghanistan, a solemn voice on the other end of the line said. That is all the information we have at this time. O n June 7, Staff Sgt. Mills, 27, alongside at least e ight fellow soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Divisions 4th Squadron, 73rd CavalryR egiment, were wounded in twin explosions in A fghanistans Kandahar Province. Pfc. Brandon Goodine, 20, of Luthersville, G a., was tragically killed in the attack. The worst call of my life, Linda wrote in an email informing me of herh usbands injuries. I didnt have much information the first 12 hours except the fact that 1) he was alive and 2) he was classified as theh ighest level of injury according to the Army H aving profiled this fine Army couple in a previousc olumn, I felt sick to my stomach as I read Lindas heartfelt email. Yet when I called her a few minutes later, I was immediatelyi nspired by the Army wifes calm, compassionate demeanor. ou dont have to say youre sorry, she told me. Drew is alive and hell be coming home soon. While precise details of the horrific attack are fuzzy, the heroism of Drew and his fellow paratroopers is clear. After Pfc. Goodine suffered catastrophic wounds, Linda said her husband and another soldier were carrying the fallen hero when a second terrorist-planted bomb exploded. Drew sustained devastating injuries to his legs and abdomen. His fellow warrior lost both his legs. I continue to ask you to lift these soldiers and their families up with your prayers, Linda wrote in a Facebook post to family and friends. After receiving the devastating news while driving home from Pizza Hut, she waited four agonizing hours for information on her husbands condition and whereabouts. At about 2 a.m. E astern, Linda received a call from a surgeon at B agram Airfield. The doctor stated (Drew w ould be intubated for 12 hours before they stabilized him to be flown to Germany for more operations, she wrote. A fter an exhausting, sleepless night, Lindas phone rang again. It was a nurse, who uttered the only seven words this Chicago-b orn, Georgia-raised military wife wanted to hear. our husband wants to talk to you, the nurse said. Calling his wife honey bunny, the heavily sedated soldier told her there was a big chunk missing from his leg, while the rest of him was thankfully intact. After cursing the Taliban for murdering Pfc. Goodine, the wounded soldier expressed sorrow for Staff Sgt. Travis Mills (no relation), another hero from his unit. Travis lost both his arms and legs in an April attack, and is currently hospitalized in Bethesda, Md. He couldnt imagine the pain Travis Mills went through while losing all his limbs, Linda wrote. When I met Travis on May 24 at Walter Reed, he told me hed just talked to Drew by phone. Today, these courageous friends share more than a last name. They a re both wounded warriors. Staff Sgt. Andrew Mills is coming home alive. Pfc. B randon Goodine, the soldier he was helping carry off a bloody post-9/11 battlefield, is not. The war in Afghanistan is far from over,a nd as Linda said in April, toy soldiers are not fighting it. These are real Americans making extraordinary sacrifices, which command ouru ndivided attention. Linda Millsheart is filled w ith love for her husband and sorrow for his fallen andw ounded comrades. She is also thankful to her family, the Army, and God. s in a lot of pain, Linda Mills said. But hesc oming home. To find out more about Tom S ileo or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.cre-a tors.com. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, June 15, 2012www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 June 13 1221424549x:3Next jackpot $10 millionJune 9 132227364352x:5 June 6 41214263646x:5 June 13 2527283134 June 12 210142133 June 11 23141534 June 10 1319202635 June 13 (n 9897 June 13 (d 5151 June 12 (n 8064 June 12 (d 3660 June 13(n 922 June 13 (d 173 June 12(n 965 June 12 (d 905 June 12 618323811 June 8 259346 June 5 41720276 June 1 7916214 June 13 1710143357 PB: 18Next jackpot $40 millionJune 9 1822455657 PB: 27 June 6 1930334859 PB: 27 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball Lottery Center Theyre not toy soldiers Linda Mills and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Mills smile on their wedding day in February 2010. Staff Sgt. Mills, who was serving his third combat deployment, was seriously wounded on June 7 in Afghanistans Kandahar Province. Cooks prepare for Crazy Pepper Chili Cook OffSEBRING The seco nd annual Crazy Pepper Chili Cook Off is working in conjunction with the Saturday Night Cruise for this years cook off.T he event will begin Saturday, Dec. 8 on North Commerce Avenue, with burners lighting at 9 a.m. and the tasting from1 2-3 p.m. There is a $50 entry for teams. Entry for guests is $5 for adults, and children 12 and under are free. Contact Missy Golden a t 253-1360 for information.Memory Mobile brings free services to countyS EBRING The Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter is bringing its fully equipped mobileo ffice, the Memory Mobile, to provide free s ervices to local Highlands County residents as well as freem emory screenings, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. M onday at Kenilworth Care and Rehab Center, 3011 Kenilworth Blvd.C ontact Lisa Rodriguez at 385-3444 for information. V isitors can obtain a free memory screening, l iterature related to Alzheimers disease and caregiver concerns, or talk with an Alzheimers Association ProgramS pecialist about their familiesspecific needs. The Memory Mobiles primary focus is to reach families and communities. The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter serves 17F lorida counties where there is an estimated m ore than 189,000 persons living with Alzheimers. There are only eight states in the United States with morec ases of Alzheimers disease than are in the Florida Gulf Coast Chapters service region. For more information o r to sign up for a free Memory Screening, call 385-3444. The Memory Mobile is funded by the Florida Legislature through the Florida of Elder Affairs Department.SFCC Community Education announces SAT Prep ClassAVON PARK South Florida Community College's (SFCC Community Education is offering a SATPrep class this summer at the SFCC Highlands Campus. This class will help students succeed on the SATby familiarizing them with the format of the test, giving them practice on different types of questions, teach approaches to use for answering different types of questions, and experience numerous opportunities to sharpen their skills in writing effective essays. Students will also receive feedback on areas that may need improvement in English and Math. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 at the SFCC Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Drive. The cost of the class is $51 and includes the latest edition of the SATBook. Preregistration is CO MMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A B y MATTSEDENSKY Associated PressW ESTPALM BEACH An $880 million plan to improve Everglades water quality was given federal approval Wednesday, settingt he clock on a massive 12year cleanup project. The Environmental Protection Agency approved permits for the proposal,s aying its completion would represent a significant and historic milestonei n restoring Americas Everglades. The Everglades are a key w ater source for millions of South Florida residents, but t he Everglades have been damaged for decades by the intrusion of farms andd evelopment. Dikes, dams and canals have been cut, e ffectively draining much of the swamp and polluting it with fertilizers and urban runoff. The state and federal gove rnmentsefforts to restore the wetlands have been s tymied for years by funding shortfalls, legal challenges and political bickering. T he federal approval came just over a week after t he latest plan was submitted by the South Florida Water Management District, t he lead state agency on Everglades restoration efforts. It pulls together pieces of plans proposed last year byt he EPAand the state Department of Environmental Protection and sets the stage for the ultimate resolution of law-s uits dating back to 1988 over enforcement of Clean Water Act standards in the vast wetlands area. In a letter approving the p roject, Gwen Keyes Fleming, the EPAs regional administrator, said sheb elieved the plan would satisfy judges as a remedy to the lawsuits. T hough state funding and the actual construction r emain significant hurdles, the approval outlines a specific action, which has beenh aggled over for years between the state and federa l governments. It wraps up almost a decade of arguing over what the best thing to do is, said Julie Hill-Gabriel, directoro f Everglades policy for Audubon Florida. This, at t he very least, is an agreement that these are the right steps to move forward ands ets very stringent deadlines. T he project will construct stormwater treatment areas and issue permits for the o peration of tens of thousands of acres of already built ones. EPA gives OK to $880M Everglades clean-up plan EVERGLADES CITY ( AP) Wildlife officials say a southwest Florida airb oat captain was giving an Indiana family a tour of theE verglades when a 9-foot alligator bit off his left hand. Judy Chroniak-Hatt was on the boat with two otherw omen and two young children. She tells Fort Myers television station WBBH that Capt. Wallace Weatherholt hung a fisho ver the side of the boat and had his hand at the waters surface when the alligator attacked. T he manager of Captain Dougs Everglades Tours t ells the Naples Daily News that the passengers werenti njured. Glenn Smith says the company doesnt condone feeding alligators. Acriminal investigation is pending. Feeding alliga-t ors is a second-degree misdemeanor. Wildlife officers tracked and euthanized the alligator after Tuesdays attack.W eatherholts hand was retrieved from the animas stomach. Indiana tourists saw gator bite guides hand off ORLAND (AP Statements a former neighborhood watch leader made to detectives after he fatally shot Trayvon Martin can be released to the public, a judge ruled Wednesday. But Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said that the identities of witnesses who observed the fatal confrontation in February between George Zimmerman and the 17-yearold Martin can stay private, provided the witnesses havent been identified previously. The innocent witnesses who have performed their civic or moral duty by reporting what they observed to law enforcement should not have their lives turned upsidedown for having done so, Lester wrote. Lesters ruling was in response to a challenge news media groups, including The Associated Press, filed against efforts to seal some records. Prosecutors and Zimmermans defense attorney had wanted to keep both the statements and the witnessesnames private. Judge: Zimmerman statements can be released


C M Y K about the case because the i nvestigation is ongoing, Schrader said. Schrader also would not confirm if more arrests were to be made in the incident ori f other suspects were involved. According to the warrant affidavit,Doty arrived at a party in progress after mid-n ight Sunday morning. The party was held at the shared home of Felipe and Jonathan Rodriguez at 5504 Granada Boulevard in Sun N Lake. Doty is said to have visited s everal other parties before arriving at the suspects h ome. All three of the men were said to have been drinking throughout the night. A ccording to witnesses, between 5 and 6 a.m. Sunday D oty was confronted by Felipe and Rodriguez about causing problems at the party and was asked to leave. Witnesses reportedR odriguez began yelling at Doty. They said Rodriguez a ppeared to be trying to start a fight. During the confrontation it i s alleged that Rodriguez and Felipe hit Doty about his face a nd head,causing him to fall to the floor unconscious. While Doty was on theg round,the suspects are said to have continued to hit Doty. People at the party pulled R odriguez and Felipe off of Doty,the affidavit said. The t wo men are said to have then dragged Doty outside by his feet and laid him outside the residence on the concrete while he was unconscious. T he narrative reports that individuals at the party did try to revive Doty. Witnesses told investigators that Doty was breathing hard,making moaning noises and slowly moving his head. O ne witness attempted to wake Doty,putting a hand u nder his head. When the hand was pulled away,it had blood on it. It was at this time,the narrative states,that Dotys topped moving or making any sounds. No mention of a call to 911 is made in the narrative. After an unknown length o f time,it is said that Doty was placed in the bed of a truck belonging to Devin Elliott. Doty was not moving, breathing and had become stiff. Allegedly occupied by Felipe,Rodriguez and an u nidentified minor who was not the truck owner the vehicle was used to remove Doty from the scene. Rodriguez is reported to have left the truck and bought gasoline. When he returnedh e and Felipe dropped the minor off at Capri Street and told him to wait for their return. A ccording to the narrative, the two suspects took Dotys body,still in the trucks bed, i nto a wooded area. A ccording to the third individual they had the gasoline with them. A bout 30 minutes later R odriguez and Felipe returned and picked up thew itness,who noticed Dotys body was no longer in the t ruck bed. O n Monday Dotys bod y was discovered in a secluded a rea at the rear of Sun N L ake. The body had been burned,apparently in an effort to conceal evidence. S everal questions have arisen in the community about those who witnessed the fight,but did not notify a uthorities. Except for certain professionals who must report sexu al abuse,there arent many c rimes you have to report, Schrader said. T he suspects are scheduled to appear at their first appearance at 8:15 a.m. in the Highlands County C ourthouse located at 590 S. Commerce Ave.,Sebring. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, June 15, 2012Page 3A CENTRAL SECURITY; 3.639"; 2"; Black plus three; process, #4; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 5 7 7 8 8 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black p lus three; process, 90459 liquor; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 5 8 8 3 3 Courtesy photo Dirty Dozen presented $1,000 to the West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department. Lisa Celentano, Dirty Dozen organizer, presents the check to (from left) Chief Scott Mann and firefighters John Muha, Matt Muha, Robby Viera, Max Sherwood, and Luis Rodriguez. Others receiving proceeds from the race include Folds of Honor Foundation through Budweiser/Bernie Little Distributors, $1,500; VFW Post 4300 in Sebring, $350; and Highlands Park Volunteer Fire Department, Lake Placid, $350. Visit www.ddozen.com for additional race results. Dirty money goes to good cause m essage to the young people all over the community. During tragedies like these people do one of two things:they draw closer toG od or they turn away from God. Dont turn away...He i s always in control. We may not understand it,but God has a purpose and ap lan for everything,said Lead Pastor Andrew Katsanis Wednesday e vening. Katsanis will officiate D otys services and hopes Dotys untimely death will bring the communitys youth closer together and closer to Christ. F ollowing Saturdays funeral services,many of Dotys friends,family members and even total strangers will gather for a candlelight vigil in Dotys honor,set for 8:30 p.m. at FiremensF ield. The vigils coordinators Danielle Heath,21,and 19-year-old Amber McCrady have planned the event with only Dotys family in mind. We were very close to Aaron,said Heath. We want to do this to show his family the love and support they deserve. M cCrady,Dotys ex-girlfriend,echoed Heaths statements. I wanted to do it because it happened so suddenly. He was a very popular person. He knew everybody,everybody knew him and they miss him. This is an opportunity to grieve and to be together and to support each other through this time,s aid McCrady. Heath and McCrady are grateful for the support of everyone involved in the project. Firemens Inc. group paid the insurance for theu se of Firemens Field for us. It was amazing that they d id that for us,said Heath. The vigil will feature speakers from Grace Bible, according to McCrady. McCrady and Heath willa lso address the crowd. More 1,400 people have said via Facebook that they plan to attend the vigil. The two coordinators know thet ragic incident has changed and shocked the community into motion. Heath and McCrady hope friends and the communitys young adults will learn a hard lesson through their friends unfortunate death. It really makes them (youth like this do happen. It suckst hat it takes losing someone s o close to you for us to r ealize this,said McCrady. Heath added to McCradys sentiments Thursday morning. I feel like this is going to change the way Sebring does things. Maybe thell be less underage drinking,m aybe thell be new laws. It has definitely opened peoples eyes to bullying.P eople see that it is happening and it needs to stop, H eath said. McCrady and Heath, along with the entire community,mourn the loss of a dear friend but they also sit in the shock of other young people they know who now stand accused of taking thel ife of that friend. I knew Jonathan (Rodriguezenneth (Felipever would have thought that theyw ouldve done something like that,Heath added. A ttendees should bring candles (extras if possible) and lawn chairs or blanketsf or sitting. McCrady expects candles to be lit around 9 p .m. This (vigil the Doty family peace.P eace of mind is what we mostly hope to bring them. They need to know there are people out here that care and that will help them through this tragic time, said Heath. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS A roadside memorial stands nearby the location where Aaron Dotys body was discovered in Sun N Lake in Sebring. Suspects in Doty case to have first court appearance today Doty memorial services planned for Saturday I feel like this is g oing to change the way Sebring does things. M aybe theyll be l ess underage d rinking, maybe theyll be new laws.DANIELLEHEATH D otys friend and vigil organizer The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Judge sets October trial for FAMU hazing suspectsORLANDO (APA judge has set an October trial date for 11 marching band members charged with felony hazing in the death of a Florida A&M drum major. An attorney for one of the former band members said Thursday the trial likely wont start until next year,though,because of the number of defendants and witnesses who need to be interviewed. Given the amount of discovery,and everything that needs to be done in this case,and the number of defendants,it will be difficult for the case to be ready for trial at that date,said Craig Brown, an attorney for defendant Aaron Golson. There is a lot that has to be gone through. A list filed by prosecutors last month shows almost 85 potential witnesses for the trial. Circuit Judge Marc Lubet set the Oct. 8 date during an arraignment hearing.


C M Y K Everyone complains about the weather,but nobody doesa nything about it. The same could be said about government spending with thek ey difference that elected officials have the power to e ffect change,they just lack the will. For example,this year F lorida Tax Watch made 117 recommendations that would s ave the state money; the Legislature implemented only 17 of them. Tallahassee has another ripe opportunity to cut thec osts of state government. The constitutionally created G overnment Efficiency Task Force,a 15-member panel appointed by the governora nd House and Senate leaders and which is required to meet e very four years,released its recommendations to the governor,Legislature and S upreme Court. If adopted, they could save taxpayers as much as $3 billion a year. Most are sensible reforms. T hey include requiring state agencies to pool purchases, apply consistent pricing andc ompetitive bidding to mental health and substance a buse services; giving judges more flexibility in sentencing offenders; providing prisoni nmates with vocational training and literacy skills; a llowing universities to offer a full complement of classes year-round; and making all state employees pay the same for their health insurance( currently,senior management,elected officials and s elect others pay significantly lower premiums than the rank and file). T hose should be as challenging as foot-high hurdles i n the fat man relay.Yet,they exist because lawmakers placed them there to protect t heir political turf or benefit special interests. Indeed, many of these recommendations have been made before. That these provisions persist is a reflection of how sclerot-i c Floridas government has become. Some opposition is understandable,if misguided. For instance,lawmakers arer eluctant to do anything with the criminal justice system that could be perceived byv oters as being soft on crime despite the fact that Gov. Rick Scott and Republicanl eaders have been seeking ways to curtail escalating p rison costs. ... Other task force recommendations promise to bem ore controversial. They include creating a hybrid c ombination of the traditional defined-benefit retirement plan and the 401(k defined-contribution plan. ... That promises to be anothe r gut-busting political fight. Whats particularly frustrati ng,though,is that the smaller issues also will encounter substantial resistance. As vet-e ran Sen. Mike Bennett,RBradenton,a task force memb er,warned,lobbyists for businesses and industries will fight tooth and nail to pres erve their entrenched interests. Good ideas arent in short s upply.The political courage to implement them is. An editorial from the Panama C ity News-Herald. Page 5AN ews-SunF riday, June 15, 2012www.newssun.comANOTHERVIEPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMR OMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor E xt. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGV ICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com C IRCULATIONT ONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com B USINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Youve got some good ideas ... now use them Everyone complains about the weather,but nobody does anything about it. The same could be said about government spending with the key difference that elected officials have the power to effect change,they just lack the will. Im a life-long Republican. My politi cal affiliation has been woven intrinsically into the very fabric of my being. My first political act was passionately lobbying my fourth-grade classmates to vote for Reagan over WalterM ondale in a mock election in 1984. As an adult,I continued to be a rocksolid Republican. I helped run my law schools chapter of the Federalist Society and its Republican club. Anda fter the election of President Obama in 2008,I served as an officer in my state Republican Party. For the next two years,I devoted substantial amounts of my time,my talent,and my treasure to supporting local candidates running for office and to building the Party organization. Today,however,I am a registered Republican no longer. I came to the decision to leave the GOP not with a heavy heart,but with a broken one. As a local GOP official after President Obamas election,I had a front-row seat as it became infected by a dangerous and virulent form of political rabies. In the grip of this contagion,the Republican Party has come unhinged. Its fevered hallucinations involve threats from imaginary communists and socialists who,seemingly,lurk around every corner. Climate change a reality recognized by every single significant scientific body and academy in the world is a liberal conspiracy conjured up by Al Gore and other leftists who want to destroyAmerica. Large numbers of Republicans (the notorious birthers) believe that the President was not born in the United States. Even worse,few figures in the GOP have the courage to confront them. Republican economic policies are also indefensible. The GOP constantly claims its opponents are engaged in class warfare,but this is an exercise in projection. In Republican proposals, the wealthy win,and the rest of us loseone only has to look at Rep. Paul Ryans budget to see that. As Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein have written,the Republican Party,has become an insurgent outlier ideologically extreme; contemptuous of the inherited social and economic policy regime; scornful of compromise; unpersuaded by conventional understanding of facts,evidence,and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.Its reckless behavior helps drive the political dysfunction crippling our nation. In the end,it offers a dystopian vision of our future a harsher,crueler and more merciless America starkly divided between the riders,and the ridden. From the moment the Tea Party emerged on the scene,I had a premonition that I would eventually have to leave the GOP. But my mind conjured innumerable reasons for delay,for putting off the day of reckoning in the desperate hope that some game-changing miracle would occur,such as a victory by Gov. Jon Huntsman in the Republican presidential primary. But no miracle happened. Among all the difficult truths Ive had to face,perhaps none has been harder than the realization that I,and those dissidents like me,are unrepresentative outliers far removed from,and largely unable to influence,the main currents of opinion within the GOP. Ultimately,leaving the GOP was necessary in order to maintain my own integrity. Leaving is also a public act of personal protest. I am under no illusions about its broader significance. It will have no impact on the trajectory of the political narrative in this nation. But that does not make it futile. On the contrary,as the shadows lengthen,such minor individual acts of defiance and dissent are more critical now than ever before. Perhaps,one day,a reformed and responsible Republican Party will reemerge. But until then,the GOP and I have reached a parting of the ways. In the poignant words of Kathleen Mavourneen,an old Irish ballad:It may be for years,and it may be forever Michael Stafford is a former Republican Party officer and the author of An Upward Calling. Michael can be reached at anupwardcalling@yahoo.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer and not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Why I gave up on being a Republican Guest Column Michael Stafford Just remember Jan. 3, 2007Editor: Mr. (Sandyy continues to spew theD emocratic Party line, which is patently false. The day the Democrats took over was Jan. 3,2007 when the Democrats took over theH ouse of Representatives and the Senate,at the very start of the 110th Congress. The Democrat Party controlled a majority in bothc hambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995. F or those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that every-t hing is Bushs fault, think about this:Jan. 3, 2 007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress. Att he time:The Dow Jones closed at 12,621.77. The G DP for the previous quarter was 3.5 percent. The unemployment rate was 4.6 percent. George Bushs economic policies set a recordo f 52 months of job growth. Remember the day... Jan. 3 ,2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial ServicesC ommittee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate B anking Committee. The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later w as in what part of the economy? Banking and Financial Services. Obama and the Democrat-controlledC ongress added to this crisis by (among many other things) dumping $5-6 trillion of toxic loans on the economy from your FannieM ae and Freddie Mac fiascoes. Bush asked Congress 1 7 times to stop Fannie and Freddie starting in 2001 -b ecause it was financially risky for the U.S. economy. And who took the third highest pay-off from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?O bama! And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie? Obama and the Democrat Congress. So when someone tries to b lame Bush ... remember Jan. 3,2007 ... the day the Democrats took over. Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from the Office of Management and Budget (the head of which is a Cabinet officer chosen by Obama) and are changed by Congress to suit themselves, and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party. Furthermore,the Democrats controlled the budget process for 20082009 as well as 2010-2011. In that first year,they had to contend with George Bush,which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases. For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi-Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely,passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time,they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets. And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress .... If the Democrats inherited any deficit,it was the 2007 deficit,the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years,and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending,and that includes Barack Obama,who voted for the budgets. In a nutshell,what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted for a nd then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since Jan. 20. How's that again, Mr. Oleesky? All the Republicans and Bushsf ault? I have to ask again, hos that hope and change working out for you? Do we really need to go forward with this mess? Its time tod itch Obama and the spendthrift Democrats. John Payne SebringTDC raids lakes f und for brochureE ditor: On the front page of the Highlands Today (Saturday,J une 9,2012),was a story Lakes guide unveiled.It w as about the new Lakes Guide pamphlet that TDC paid for.The question is,w here did they get the money? And,was it in a ccordance with Florida State Statute 125.0104? You decide. The TDC has several funds from which to spendm oney. (Fund Promote and advertise to a ttract tourists to Highlands County targeting the offseason.Thirty-two percento f the tax money collected is to be used for this. For o ne reason or another,that fund doesnt have much money in it. F und 5306 is for Beaches,beach parks, lakes and rivers improvement,maintenance and restoration.Ten percent oft he tax money collected goes in this fund and SS 125.0104 says it can only be spent for maintaining our beaches,beach parks,lakesa nd rivers. And this fund had lots of money in it. S o what does the TDC and county commission do?T hey make a new fund, 5307 Promote and advertising tourism related to lakes in Highlands County, amending the plan,which isa llowed by SS 125.0104. Then with the blessings of our county attorney,they raid the lakes fund 5306 for $50,000,so they can spendi t for advertising to bring tourists to Highlands County. Not for maintenance of our lakes,as required by the state. $22,000 was used for the Guide to Area Lakes; $5,000 for welcome signage to county-owned lake access; and $23,000 for other promotion and advertising of tourism related to lakes in Highlands County, Florida (not as yet determined). And what will they do with the 32 percent of the tax dollars collected for fund 5303? Maybe use it to cover the coverage in administration costs,who knows? So is 10 percent of tourist tax being used to maintain our lakes as promised,when TDC was put on the ballot in 2002? Or is this another promise that was broken? How can they do this, you ask? Because TDC is a tax forever,you cant get rid of it and they can do whatever they want and there aint nothing the citizens can do about it. Now,do you see why the Citizens For Government Accountability is insisting on a sunset in the Tourist Development Tax,as the only way to assure the TDC is accountable to the citizens of Highlands County. If you agree,sign the TDC petition forcing the commission to put Repealing the Tourist Tax on the ballot,which according to our county attorney, is the only way to put a sunset in the Tourist Tax. Bill Youngman Citizens For Government Accountability Make sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number.Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected.Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words.We have to make room for everybody.Letters of local concern take priority.Send your letter to 2227 U.S.27 South, Sebring, FL 33870;drop it off at the same address;fax 385-1954;or e-mail editor@newssun.com To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY


C M Y K he was made aware of matters regarding the performance of dutiesassigned to Anderson. In his memo,Stephens alleged that inappropriate and unauthorized expenditures had occurred and EDC funds were acquired by Anderson for personal use. Stephens also stated in his memo that Anderson had an xcessive and unauthorized absenteeism,had neglected assigned dutiesand had mismanaged personnel and operations with the intent to deceive the board. Stephens called for an immediate audit of all IDA/EDC expenditures and the termination of Anderson during an executive board meetingon Monday. IDA/EDC board president Paul McGahee said on Thursday that it was unclear if criminal charges would be filed. I dont know. I do know that the executive board has the authority to terminate the contract with Mrs. Anderson,but I thought it would be more appropriate to share the decision with the entire board. The vote was unanimous for termination,McGahee said. I can tell you that Mrs. Anderson advised us that she has retained an attorney,but we have had no notice of that to my knowledge,McGahee added. McGahee also agreed that an audit was necessary to determine the extent of any issues, but stated he has not seen any receipts or documents that confirm Stephensaccusations. The IDA/EDC board did name Eva Cooper-Hateman as the interim director,but the board has not had discussions about when to start the search for another director. e are entrusted with making sure we take our responsibilities concerning the IDA/EDC very seriously.We have to do everything we can to protect that trust,McGahee said. Anderson could not be reached for comment at press time. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, June 15, 2012Page 5A 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 3 5 5 3 3 required. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or center. Contact Lauren Redick at 453-6661,465-5300,7732252,or 494-7500,ext. 7388 or by e-mail at communityeducation@southflorida.edu.Harvesting Hospice event set Sept. 20SEBRING The fourth annual Harvesting Hospice event will be from 6:308:30 p.m. Thursday,Sept. 20 at the Chateau lan,150 Midway Drive. There will be fine cuisine,wine tasting (provided by PRP), entertainment by Hot Sun Quartet and a jazz ensemble. Casual attire is fine. Reserve your tickets (individual $50) by calling (863 Contact for sponsorship opportunities,development@chaptershealth.org www.chaptershealth.org. Continued from page 2A who you are today.This is about you and we are recogn izing you,Wildstein said. The students up for the s cholarships are chosen by their high school (Sebring H igh School or Heartland Christian) and are brought to an interview panel consisting of chamber members, Wildstein and Alan Jay A utomotive Network staff. After the interview,the selection committee chooses w ho is deemed most deserving for the scholarships. We all have a very difficult job of deciding who should be the recipients of t he scholarship,said Chamber CEO Kristie S ottile. We try to pick the most stellar of the students, which is very difficult when y ou hear about all the accomplishments that theve done in the short period of time that theve been here. Highlands County Commissioner Don Elwell presented the recipients of the 2012 scholarships following the total amount raised d uring the banquet. Instead of doing one or two for $3,000 we decided we would step it this year, Elwell explained,saying that the committee had decided on giving one scholarship for $1,000,one scholarship for $2,000 and the last scholarship for $3,000. our chances just got a little bit better this year, Elwell said to the students. Jessica Socorro was the $1,000 scholarship recipient. Socorro graduated from Sebring High School with a 4.6 grade point average (GPA). Socorro plans to study at the University of Florida and pursue a degree in graphic design. Anthony Powell Jr. received the $2,000 scholarship. Powell is a SHS graduate and completed his studies with a 4.41 GPA. Powell has committed to Miles College near Birmingham,Ala. where he will continue to play football. Powell plans to pursue a degree in behavioral science. Marie Farmer is also a SHS graduate completing her studies with a 5.0 GPA. Farmer was the recipient of the $3,000 scholarship. Farmer plans to attend University of Florida and pursue a law degree. The banquet raised an unofficial total of $12,180 Tuesday,which will be matched by Wildstein for a total of $24,360 raised for the scholarship fund. The eight students recognized during the 19th annual Scholarship Banquet were Ellie Arnold,Tyler Baker, Kelsey Colicci,Damion Thompson and Katrynna Acosta in addition to Powell, Socorro and Farmer. Each of the recent graduates are standouts in their academics,extracurricular activities and the community. Continued from page 1A AARON DOTY A aron AndrewDoty,age 20,passed away in Sebring on Sunday,June 10,2012. He was born in Avon Park, Fla. on Aug. 9,1991 toJ ames Andrew and Brenda (Lamb. He was a tile setter,had been on the Cheer Team,played football and baseball,but hisp assion was being in the outdoors and hunting. He is survived by his parents,James and Connie Doty of Sebring and BrendaD oty of Tampa,Fla.; paternal grandparents,John M. and Margaret M. Doty of Sebring; maternal grandpar-e nts,Robin and Glen K undrick of Orlando, Fla.; sisters,B lair Doty of Avon Park and Jamie D oty of Sebring; brothers, Jimmy Doty of Tampa and Yoel Bencomo-Lamb of Tampa; uncles and aunts, Kip and Alisha Doty andC hris and Karin Doty,all of Sebring; and many cousins i ncluding his beloved cousin,Kati. A funeral service will be h eld on Saturday,June 16, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Grace B ible Church with Rev. Andrew Katsanis officiating. The family will receivef riends one hour before service time beginning at 1 p.m. Interment will follow s ervices in Bougainvillea Cemetery,Avon Park,Fla. S tephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring,Florida 33870 863-385-0125 stephensonnelsonfh.com RAY GRADDY II Ray Thomas om Graddy,II,66,formerly of Sebring,Fla.,passed away Thursday,June 7,2012,in Port Orange,Fla. He wasb orn in Sebring on Oct. 29, 1945,to Ray T. and E lizabeth Beery (Rogers Graddy,now deceased. He graduated from Sebring High School in 1963, received his Associate inA rts degree from Edison Junior College and attended the University of Florida. He earned the FCC First Class Radiotelephonel icense in 1970. Tom was active in Sebring High School chorus and the First Christian Church choir. His passion was music and radio and his vocal qualities served him well in his radio/TV career, f rom announcer at local r adio stations WJCM and WSEB,to television nightly news anchorman at WSVITV in St. Croix,Virgin Islands. Survivors include his si s ter,Nancy Graddy of Norfolk,Va.; sister and brother-in-law,Susan andC harles Patrick of Escondido,Calif.; brother, Robert Graddy of San Diego,Calif.; and nephews, Aaron Crumpler,Carson Patrick and Bryan Patrick. T he family will receive f riends beginning at 10 a.m. o n Friday,June 15,2012,at S tephenson-Nelson Funeral H ome in Sebring. Services will begin at 11 a.m.,foll owed by graveside service at Pinecrest Cemetery in Sebring. Arrangementsh ave been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson F uneral Home Sebring,Florida 33870 863-385-0125 s tephensonnelsonfh.com CORRINE McGAHEE C orrine Liggins McGahee,60,of Sebrin g, passed away,Saturday,June 9,2012,Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. B orn in Sebring,she was a lifelong resident of Sebring. She was a retired educator,retiring after 37 years with The School B oard of Highlands County. She was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Churchi n Lake Placid. She is survived by her h usband,Moses McGahee of Lake Placid; sons,Moses McGahee II of Sebring; a dopted daughter,Ginger Paul of Sebring; and father, William Liggins of Houston,Texas. Visitation will be from 68 p.m. Friday,June 15 at Bountiful Blessing Church o f God,Sebring. A funeral s ervice will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday,June 16 at B ountiful Blessing Church of God,Sebring.Interment will be in Pine CrestC emetery,Sebring. Swanns Mortuary,Sebring,is in charge of arrangements. Death noticeRichard K. Berkshire,58, of Sebring died June 4, 2012. Swanns Mortuary, Sebring,is in charge of arrangements. OB ITUARIES D oty Continued from page 1A COMMUNITYBRIEFS GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE EDC director terminated by board N ews-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Alan Jay Wildstein stands with scholarship recipients Marie Farmer, Anthony Powell, Jessica Socorro and Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce executive director Kristie Sottile on Tuesday afternoon during the scholarship awards banquet in Sebring. Students awarded scholarships News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Last years scholarship winners Derek Drummond (speakingen Welborn take turns sharing a little bit about what theyve accomplished since winning scholarships. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS A large audience attends the 19th annual scholarship awards banquet Tuesday in Sebring. 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 added, cheering the athletes o n and hanging out at the finish line. Its a very rewarding experience. You dont get that too often. Elwell said he didnt ever w ant to stop being the emcee. He feels fortunate and honored every time he is asked. As emcee, Elwell has seen it all from up close his 6-f oot-8 1/2 height helps, of course, as he has an unobs tructed view. While the sight of the waves of athletes swarmingu p from City Pier Beach, jumping on their bicycles a nd tearing off on the second phase of the triathlon is thrilling, he said, the real drama and emotion is at the finish line. When we have challenged athletes, or older o nes, cross the finish line, even if its two hours later, you would think (from thec heers) that person had won the race. H e spoke of the year Team Prescott ran the race to honor Jackie Prescott, whoh ad died the year before during a bicycle ride. Prescott had pushed family members a nd friends into entering the Heartland Triathlon from the s tart. They were all in identical green shirts, Elwell said. I got choked up as they came across the finish line. E lwell said he is very impressed with the kids who do their race on Saturday. Im impressed with their effort. You see red faces and huffing and puffing. One of the favorite parts o f his job is encouraging racers during those last few y ards to the finish line. I really, really want to recognize each runner Elwell said, although every once in a while an athletesn umber card has fallen off, or the numbers inked on their arms have run because of the sweat, or a sizable group arrive at the samet ime. I absolutely try to name each one, he said. It was when Elwell was on the Sebring Chamber of Commerce board that he was asked to emcee the race. Although an experienced master of ceremonies, he had never done a race before. I just faked it, he said smiling. The day is almost as grueling for him as it is for the athletes. He arrives at 4:30 a.m. to help set up the finish line and assists in getting everything where it needs to be. Elwell emphasized he is only one of as many as 150 volunteers, each one of whom is essential to the popularity and success of the tri. At 7 a.m., as anyone in the neighborhood can tell you, Elwell turns up the loud and raucous (his words music music that is meant to get the heart pounding, the blood flowing and the soul soaring. Then he stands in the sun, microphone in his hand, keeping spectators pumped and participants encouraged. By the end of the day he said, Im toasted from the sun and my voice is gone. I always lose four to five pounds from just standing there. By the time I get home its usually nap time. He wouldnt have it any other way. Seeing the athletes young, old or challenged; getting-in-shape novices or highly fit experts giving their all, in hot sun or pouring rain, he feels obligated to give his all, too. Especially as he knows how difficult running a triathlon can be. If I entered the race, he said grinning, it would be dark by the time I finished. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, June 15, 2012Page 9A KENILWORTH LODGE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; tri page; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 5 7 7 1 1 LAMPE & KEIFFER; 9.347"; 6"; Black; tri page; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 5 7 7 4 4 Continued from page 1A HEARTLANDTRIATHLON News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS D on Elwell (lefte than 150 volunteers that help make the Triathlon work. N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Don Elwell has a knack of making even the most tired of t riathletes crack a smile as they head to the finish line. Elwell is the voice of the Triathlon Kids packet pick-upA t Kenilworth Lodge 836 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring 5-9 p.m. today Kids will be the only one to get goodie bags this evening. At Civic Center Saturday June 16th, from 5:30am to 7:00am Packet Pick up will close promptly at 7:00amAdult packet pick-upAt Majestic Cove Saturday, from 59 p.m. Party at the Majestic Cove (2351 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, right down the street from the race venue). Participants get in free, guests pay $5 each at the door. Participants will have armband for entry in their race bag. Pool and lakeside fun. Live band (The Black Honkeysh earty finger foods, beer and much more. At Civic Center Sunday from 5:30-7:00 a.m.Race timesKids 7:30 a.m. Saturday Adults 7:30 a.m. Sunday Important Times Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155


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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, June 15, 2012Page 11A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282010CA000110AOOOXX CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES B. PACK; CYNTHIA L. PACK; UNKNOWN TENANT(S PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 5th day of April, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282010CA000110AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC is the Plaintiff and JAMES B. PACK; CYNTHIA L. PACK and UNKNOWN TENANT(S SION 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 11th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 65 AND ALL OF LOT 66, BLOCK 4, ERIN PARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 77, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance 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 10th day of April, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk June 15, 22, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000662 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. AROOJ AHMED; RAFAT AHMED, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 5th day of April, 2012, and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000662, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and AROOJ AHMED; RAFAT AHMED, 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 11th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8 LESS THE SOUTH HALF, BLOCK 42, AVON PARK ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 10th day of April, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk June 15, 22, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: FC-12-103 MARIA M. AYALA, Petitioner; and, VINCENTE AGUIRRE, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Vincente Aguirre YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to: Maria M. Ayala, Petitioner, 1857 N. Homeric Road, Avon Park, Florida 33825, on or before June 22, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on Petitioner, or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. DATED: May 16, 2012 ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ As Deputy Clerk May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-180 IN RE: ESTATE OF PAMELA LOWERY Division Probate Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Pamela Lowery, deceased, whose date of death was March 29, 2012, and the last four digits of whose s ocial security number are 0072, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other pers ons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 8, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Anthony S. Fontaine 1511 NW 18th Terrace Cape Coral, Florida 33993 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Charlotte C. Stone Attorney for Anthony S. Fontaine Florida Bar Number: 21297 Stone & Walder, P.L. 3200 US Highway 27 South, Suite 304 Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: Charlotte@StoneandWalder.com June 8, 15, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 08000563GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-11 Plaintiff, vs. DAVID P. HUNDLEY, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 10, 2012, and entered in Case No. 08000563GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-11, is Plaintiff, and DAVID P. HUNDLEY et al are Defendants, the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m., in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 11th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: THE LAND WITH THE BUILDINGS THEREON SITUATED IN SEBRING, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, STATE OF FL BEING KNOWN AND NUMBERED: 1611 STATE ROAD 17, SEBRING, FL 33870 AS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A PORTION OF GOVERNMENT LOT 4, SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE MOST NORTHERLY CORNER OF LOT 3, BLOCK 176, WOODLAWN TERRACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN NORTHWESTERLY FOLLOWING THE SOUTHWEST BOUNDARY OF OLD STATE ROAD NO. 8 FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 25.74 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 43 DEGREES 35'35'' WEST PARALLEL TO AND 25 FEET FROM THE NORTHWEST BOUNDARY OF SAID BLOCK 176 FOR A DISTANCE OF 139.24 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 46 DEGREES 37'14'' WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 46 DEGREES 37'14'' WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 82.48 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE THENCE RUN NORTH 24 DEGREES 08'24'' EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 209.71 FEET TO A POINT WHERE SAID LINE INTERSECTS THE CENTER LINE OF OLD STATE ROAD NO. 8; THENCE RUN IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE CENTER LINE OF OLD STATE ROAD NO. 8 FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 114.31 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION FOR A DISTANCE OF 198 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LESS AND EXCEPT STATE ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY AND LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE EXTENSION OF THE NORTHWESTERLY OR BACK LINE OF BLOCK 176, WOODLAWN TERRACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THE CENTER LINE OF OLD STATE ROAD NO. 8; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID CENTER LINE AN ARC DISTANCE OF 25.69 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 43 DEGREES 35'35'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 170 FEET; THENCE NORTH 46 DEGREES 37'14'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING OF SAID EXCEPTED PARCEL; THENCE NORTH 32 DEGREES 23'11'' EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 166.82 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF OLD STATE ROAD NO. 8, THENCE SOUTH 34 DEGREES 56'09'' WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 165.61 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 46 DEGREES 37'14'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 7.5 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF SAID EXCEPTED PARCEL. and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff's mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Florida, this 11th day of May, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk June 15, 22, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 12-373 GCS SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC., Plantiff, vs. DONALD L. SCHROCK, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO THE FLOSSIE JANE WILLIAMS REVOCABLE TRUST UTD 07/03/09, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE FLOSSIE JANE W ILLIAMS REVOCABLE TRUST UTD 07/03/09 Last Known Address: Unknown Current Residence: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 6, BLOCK 2 OF TEMPLE TERRACE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 36, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before July 18, 2012, a date which is within thirty (30 days after the first publication of this Notice in THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default w ill be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service 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 your believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 6th day of June, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk June 15, 22, 2012 1050Legals 1050L egalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 28-2010-CA-000967 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. MARCEL JONES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARCEL JONES; UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, ET AL Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: MARCEL JONES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARCEL JONES whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: The following described land, situated, lying and being in Highlands County, Florida to wit: LOT 9, BLOCK 17, OF HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES, SECTION P, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, AT PAGE 59, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 3010 North Military Trail, Suite 300, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 on or before July 18, 2012 (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County, Florida, this 6th day of June, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak DEPUTY CLERK June 15, 22, 2012 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 a ds per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads placed under t he Bargain Buys discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. The customer can list a set for 1 price, i.e. Bedroom set ... $100 is allowed; Chairs (22o list an ad stating Each, the ad must be charged at the non-discounted rate, using the Open Rate pricing. No commercial items are allowed to be placed under our Bargain Buys specials. Items must be common household items. Ads for Pets, stating Free to Good Home, are allowed to be placed under the Bargain Buy category. 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Liability shall not exceed the cost of that portion of space occupied by such error. C ancellations: When a cancellation is called in, a KILL number will be given to you. This number is very important and must be used if ad failed to cancel. All ads cancelled prior to scheduled e xpiration date will be billed for complete run unless a KILL n umber can be provided. ADD A BORDER ATTENTION GETTER LOGO For Just A Little More And Make Your Ad Pop! AD RATESG ARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 eachMISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 eachREAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 1050Legals 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION C ase No.: 11000526-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JUSTIN C. JACKSON, CHRISTINA M. JACKSON, CLARK JACKSON, PATRICIA JACKSON, and ROBERT M. FOX, JR., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on May 31, 2012, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on June 26, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. Lot 17 and Lot 18, in Block 70, of TOWN OF AVON PARK, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 58, Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida of which Highlands County was formerly a part. Lying in Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida. Address: 108 South Forest Avenue, Avon Park, Florida 33825 Real Property Tax ID Number: A-22-33-28-010-0700-0170 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. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk June 8, 15, 2012 N OTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 8.37 PUR-C HASING MANUAL AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING N OTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt School Board Rule 8.37, Seat Belts at a regular meeting of the Board on T uesday, July 10, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 S chool Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new manual shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has t wenty-one (21 quest the opportunity to present evidence and argument to t he School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in w riting and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it w ill be held Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to c all the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed manual is to modify the adopted purchasing manual pursuant to recent legislative guidelines. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment includes changes to the policy as follows: The operator and each passenger of a motor vehicle who are conducting School Board business or a school-related activity shall be restrained by a safety belt when the vehicle is in operation. A school bus purchased new after December 31, 2000, must be equipped with safety belts or other federally approved restraint system if used for pre-K to grade 12 students. Each passenger shall wear a seatbelt when the bus is in operation. The specific legal authority includes Sections 337.11(5a School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $150. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary June 15, 2012 N OTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 7.70 PURCHASING MANUAL AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC H EARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt School Board Rule 7.70, Purchasing Manual at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the B oard Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration B uilding, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new manual shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affectedp erson has twenty-one (21 notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida r egarding the proposed manual. Such hearing must be r equested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is re-q uested, it will be held Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify w hether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed manual is to modify the adopted purchasing manual pursuant to recent legislative g uidelines. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment includes changes to the policy as follows: Sealed bids, proposals or replies in response to a competitive solicita-t ion shall be exempt from public inspection or copying as p rovided in Section 119.071, Florida Statutes. When documents are no longer exempt, they may be inspected a nd copied. The remainder of said policy shall remain the s ame. The specific legal authority includes Sections 3 37.11(5a D istrict believes that the proposed rule or amendment will h ave no effect on small business. The School District bel ieves that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consume rs, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects o n competition, employment, investment, productivity, inn ovation or international trade and/or alternative app roaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist a nd/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School Dist rict of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is e stimated to be $150. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendm ent is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Con-n ie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 4 26 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8 :00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, B Y: Wally Cox, S uperintendent & ex officio secretary June 15, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11000785GCS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. LESTER H. SIMPSON; CAROLYN SIMPSON; GEORGE H. URY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GEORGE H. URY N/K/A SHERYL URY; DEBRA C. CONROY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBRA C. CONROY N/K/A PHILLIP CONROY, et. al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 5, 2012, and entered in Case No. 11000785GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, is the Plaintiff and LESTER H. SIMPSON; CAROLYN SIMPSON; GEORGE H. URY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GEORGE H. URY N/K/A SHERYL URY; DEBRA C. CONROY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBRA C. CONROY N/K/A PHILLIP CONROY are the Defendant(s cuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on July 9, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 991, OF SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 5th day of April, 2012. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo As Deputy Clerk Dated this 5th day of April, 2012. Important 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, (863 534-4690, 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; (describe notice if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 June 15, 22, 2012 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09 FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of ATHLETIC IMPROVEMENT COMPANY located at 179 Sunset Terrace, in the County of Highlands, in the City of Lake Placid, Florida 33852, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Lake Placid, Florida, this 8th day of June, 2012. RTDEV CO., a Florida corporation June 15, 2012 Classified ads get fast results LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? 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C M Y K Page 12ANews-SunFriday, June 15, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 09-001137-GCS DIVISION: JUDGE LANGFORD CHEMICAL BANK WEST, a Michigan banking corporation, Plaintiff, v. ROBERT C. RILEY; DIXIE K. RILEY; TEAM FINANCIAL GROUP, INC., a Michigan corporation; COUNTRY CLUB VILLAS I OF SPRING LAKE HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.; SPIRES ROOFING INC. and UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Cluster 29, Unit E, COUNTRY CLUB VILLAS I PHASE III OF SPRING LAKE, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 15, at Page 139, being a replat of a portion of Tract C of Country Club Villas I of Spring Lake, as per plat recorded in Plat Book 15, Page 74, lying Section 16, Township 35 South, Range 30 East, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, Parcel ID: C163530-010029000E0 Property Address: 2210 Villaway East, Sebring, FL 33876 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, beginning at 11:00 a.m. eastern standard time, on June 26, 2012. If a third party bidder is the purchase, the third party bidder must pay the documentary stamps attached to the Certificate of Title in addition to the bid, and shall immediately post with the Clerk, a deposit equal to 5% of the final bid. The deposit must be cash on cashier's check payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Final payment must be made on or before 2:00 p.m. of the date of the sale by cash or cashier's check. NOTICE: 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 DATED on May 31, 2012. BOB GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk ATTENTION.: Americans with Disabilities Act: If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THE FINAL JUDGMENT. IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIEN HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT OT FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER, YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS YOURSELF. YOU RE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED. PLEASE CHECK WITH EITHER THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT AT 590 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870; (863 WITHIN TEN (10 IF THERE IS ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE FORECLOSURE SALE THAT THE CLERK HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE COURT. IF YOU DECIDE TO SELL YOUR HOME OR HIRE SOMEONE TO HELP YOU CLAIM THE ADDITIONAL MONEY, YOU SHOULD READ VERY CAREFULLY ALL PAPERS YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN, ASK SOMEONE ELSE, PREFERABLY AN ATTORNEY WHO IS NOT RELATED TO THE PERSON OFFERING TO HELP YOU, TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE SIGNING AND THAT YOU ARE NOT TRANSFERRING YOUR PROPERTY OF THE EQUITY IN YOUR PROPERTY WITHOUT THE PROPER INFORMATION. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY AN ATTORNEY, YOU MAY CONTACT A LEGAL SERVICES OFFICE, SUCH AS: HEART OF FLORIDA LEGAL AID SOCIETY, INC., 1000 S. HIGHLAND AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870. TELEPHONE NUMBER, (863 519-5663OR THE FLORIDA BAR'S FLORIDA ATTORN7EYS SAVING HOMES TOLL FREE HOT LINE (866-60-2187 CIALLY FOR THEIR SERVICES. IF THEY CANNOT ASSIST YOU, THEY MAY BE ABLE TO REFER YOU TO A LOCAL BAR REFERRAL AGENCY OR SUGGEST OTHER OPTIONS. IF YOU CHOOSE TO CONTACT ONE OF THE SERVICES FOR ASSISTANCE, YOU SHOULD DO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. June 8, 15, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-storage unit(s 83:801-809. Units will be sold by sealed bid at 10:00 A.M. ON FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012, at Highlands Self Storage Inc. 7825 S. Georage Blvd. Sebring, FL 33872. All units contain household goods unless otherwise noted. Any vehicle within units sold for parts only. UNIT #74 June 15, 20, 2012 NOTICE OF POLICY AMENDMENT SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES The following policies will be considered at the regular Board meeting to be held Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hardee Campus at 2968 US Hwy 17 N., Bowling Green, FL. The general public is invited. Policy Implementation: Proposed amendments to the following policy.P olicy 2.05 Signing Authority Policy Development: Proposed amendments to the following policies. Policy 2.16 College Seal Policy 3.17 Student Performance Standards for the Award of the Associate in Arts Degree Policy Deletion: Policy 7.08 Auditorium Access for the Mobility Impaired For additional information, interested parties may visit the college website at www.southflorida.edu/trustees or contact the Office of the President, South Florida Community College at 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. June 15, 17, 2012 1050L egals WANT NEW FURNITURE? N eed to sell the old f urniture first? Call News-Sun c lassifieds, 3 14-9876 T hen shop till you drop!DUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, June 15, 2012Page 13A Call 385-6155 and a Sales Representative will be glad to assist you!1998 PONTIACGRAND PRIX / TURBO CHG. Fully powered, Black, Good Condition! For More Information SOLD!!!! 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 TransportationELLIPTICAL MACHINEPractically new. Hardly used. Excel. cond. $100 obo. Call 863-446-1266 8150Fitness & ExerciseEquipment 8000 Recreation POWER WHEELCHAIRJet 3 Ultra. Good cond. $400 obo. Call 863-465-6586. LIFT CHAIRELEC. Excel cond. $300. Call 863-465-6586 7560Medical Supplies& Equipment SHIH TZUPUPPIES FOR SALE 1 Boy & 3 girls, had their vaccines. 2 black & white and 2 brindle. $300. Home number 863-382-3808 or Cell 863-446-4218.NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING **MULTI FAMILY SALE ** Fri & Sat, June 15 & 16, 8am 3pm. 2120 Schlosser Rd. furniture, Household & Office items, clothing, Toys, Books, Women's & Kid's clothing, Silpada. SEBRING FRI.Sat. 8 3pm. 2031 US 27 S. Multi-Family Sale, Model Furnishings, Clothing, Construction items &m uch more. SEBRING -1123 Forest Rd, Sat. 6/15, 8am-? Ladies bike, Sewing mach., Fountain, Furn. covers, X-mas decor, Pfaltzgraff Franciscan Desert Rose dishes, treadmill. Lots More! SEBRING -* FAMILY YARD SALE Fri & Sat, June 15 & 16, 8am-12pm, 310 Rail Ave. Lots Of Miscellaneous Items, To Much To List!! AVON PARK ** ESTATE SALE ** 1013 Peel St. Apt B., Nippon China (8 Dishes, Collectibles, Linens, Depression glass, Artwork & Misc. Fri & Sat, 8am. 863-201-9170 AVON PARKFri. Sat. 8 3pm. Holiday Ranch RV Park. Indoor Yard Sale! MultiFamily! Rain or Shine. Clothes, Lots of Stuff! Something for Everyone! 7320Garage &Yard Sales 7320Garage &Y ard Sales WASHER &DRYER ( USED $99. Call 201-707-9494 TELEVISION 64"Pioneer HDTV Projection. Super Deal! $100 Call 863-452-5888 SWIM SHORTSMen. 3 pair. Perfect cond. $10. Will separate. Call 863-453-3104. STOVE, GLASStop. Like new. Great cond. $100 will trade for refrigerator. Call 863-451-6163 MENS SHORTS(6 c ond. $25. Will separate. Call 863-453-3104 DRESSER SOLIDwood, Mahogany. 50"Hx20"Dx32"W. & Small white wood dresser 3'Hx 16Dx 20"W. $95 Call 808-264-1931 or 863-382-7469 CHINA SETWedgewood, green flowers. Made in Kent England. Service for 8. $75. Call 808-264-1931 or 863-382-7469. CEILING FANLt. Beige. Decorative leaf blades. Hampton Bay. $50 Call 863-273-3575 7310Bargain BuysMEMORAX 24"TV table model like new $175 obo / Sofa bed & matching Wing back chair excel. cond. $175 obo / Amplifier-Fender (3 output n ew $175 obo. Call 863-699-2742 7300Miscellaneous** COMMUNITYSILVERWARE ** Service for 12 / plus extras. $500 Call 352-453-5380 7200A pparel &Household Goods 7000 M erchandiseAVON PARKLarge Retail/Office Building, 100 E. Main St. A MUST SEE! 863-295-9272 6750C ommercial RentalS TORE FRONTon Circle, 1500 sq. ft., Great exposure, CRA incentive availble, 313 Circle Park Dr., prior Pieces of the Past bldg. Perfect for Gallery/ Antiques or Consignment. Call 863-386-9100 6600B usiness & OfficesFor RentWE NEEDRENTAL PROPERTIES! Please contact Century 21 Advanced for more details. Call 863-414-3203 6500MiscellaneousRentals SEBRING **COTTAGE ** 1BR / 1BA Osceola Ave. off Lakeview Dr. Private Clean Nice W/D hookup, New central air/heat. Lawn service included. No Pets! Call 863-465-9100 SEBRING -Oscela Ave Clean, Quiet Very Large 4BR, 1BA, Central Air/Heat, Washer/Dryer Hookup, New Paint includes lawn service, no pets. 863-465-9100 SEBRING -3BR, 2BA, 1CG / $600 ** 3BR, 1BA, Carport / $500 ** 2BR, 1BA, Carport / $400. Some with Central Air or AC Units available. Call 917-657-3701 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. RENTED!!!! 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Furnished 2/1, appliances, A/C. $600/mo. + $50 water. 863-465-1354. 6250Furnished Houses SEBRING Free Cable Large / Very Clean 1BR, 1BA. New Appliances / Paint, Tile floors, Mini blinds, A/C. Quiet /Safe No last Mo. (1st Mo. $350 + security) 863-385-1999 BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING2BR/1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping. $595/mo. 3106/3113 Medical Way. 863-446-1822 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsRELAX ATLake Isis Villas* Luxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. RENTED!!! 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING -Downtown on the Circle. 1BR, 1BA, & Studios. 2nd. floor walk up, No pets. Starting at $400 mthly. VETERANS POSSIBLY SUBSIDIZED Call 863-386-9100 PLACID LAKES/ Studio Apartment. Kitchenette, Fully Furn., W/D avail., Golf Course. 2 People Maxim. Monthly or Yearly. $425. incl. all utilities & cable. No pets. 954-805-5630 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING 2/1Clean, Move In Ready! Tile floors, W/D hook up, central A/C, Nice Yard. No smoke or pets. Near Hospital & School. $500/mo. plus $400 security. 863-655-0982 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING -Partially Furnished. 1BR, 1BA, Screened porch & Shed, New overlay on roof. On Lake Josephine. 55 plus park. $4000 OBO. Call for Info. 863-655-1645 PALM HARBORVILLAGE Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go New Homes Start at $39,900 800-622-2832 ext 210 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING OWNERMUST SELL! Building Lots in Spring Lake, a Golf Community. Owner will finance, no credit check. Only $5K with $500 down. 1/4 acre & larger. Call Owner 772-343-9602 or 772-237-5367 4220Lots for Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial VOLUNTARY PRESCHOOLQualified L ead Teacher for four-year-old class for 2012-2013 school year at Lakeview Christian School (Child Care License #C10HI0514). Please fax resume (863) 465-0126 or email to l vcs@embarqmail.com or mail to 503 Kent Avenue, Lake Placid, Fl 33852. TEAM &SOLO DRIVERS. Immediate positions available! 48 CPM split for teams. 35 CPM for solo drivers. Drop & Hook available. No touch freight. Weekly pay + insurance. CDL-A w/1year OTR req'd. Food grade tank carrier. 800-877-2430. www.indianrivertransport.com SUNRISE COMMUNITYINC is currently accepting applications for the position of: Direct Support Staff. Qualified applicants must meet the following: 18 yrs. old, High school diploma or equivalent, 1 yr. experience medical, or childcare setting, must be able to pass law enforcement background screening and drug test. All interested can call for appt. and application informaton: Sunrise Community Inc. 1014 6th Ave. S., Wauchula, Fl. 33873. 863-773-0434 ext. 305 EOE / DFWP SEBRING PARTTime, Experienced Maintenance Person with References, needed for Condo Complex. Drug Free Workplace. 863-385-1263 PRODUCTION/TRAINING SUPERVISOR:Min. 5 years in tire retread plant using precure process, hands on retread tire process experience; able to train staff; HS Diploma or GED; Avon park, FL. E-mail: bsuba@pride-enterprises.org EMPLOYEE NEEDEDFor Construction Company in Avon Park F/T, Exp. Preferred. Transportation, background check, references and periodic drug tests are required. Call 863-453-0660 DIRECT SUPPORTPROFESSIONALS wanted for Avon Park Intermediate Care Facility serving disabled adults. HS diploma or 1 year associated experience, valid FL Drivers License and clean criminal background req. Please complete application at 55 E. College Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825. BUSY EYECLINIC has openings in all positions. Full time/part time. Fax resume to : 863-465-6385 THE SCHOOLBoard of Highlands County Sub Bus Operators/Attendants WANTED Please apply online at www.highlands.k12.fl.us Starting rate of pay: Driver: $11.71/hr Attendant: $9.17/hr Cleared Background Check & Drug Test Required. For additional pre-employment information call Human Resources (863T he School Board o f Highlands County is an Equal Opportunity Employment and V eterans Preference Employer. 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentBABYSITTING, VERYREASONABLE! Monday Friday. 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Call News-Sun classifieds today! 314-9876DEGREES 66'11'', A CHORD BEARING OF N 81 DEGREES 57'04'' E AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 120.09 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 126.77 FEET TO A POINT-OF-REVERSE-CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 136.53 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 49 DEGREES 45'36'', A CHORD BEARING OF N 74 DEGREES 21'46'' E AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 114.88 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 118.57 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE BEAR: S 80 DEGREES 46'26'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 280.54 FEET TO A POINT; N 86 DEGREES 48'44'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 483.86 FEET TO A POINT; N 70 DEGREES 19'52'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 166.64 FEET TO A POINT; N 52 DEGREES 33'36'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 144.46 FEET TO A POINT; N 51 DEGREES 17'35'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 134.00 FEET TO A POINT; N 17 DEGREES 08'51'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 4 6.38 FEET TO A POINT; N 14 DEGREES 44'47'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 203.88 FEET TO A POINT; N 02 DEGREES 40'47'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 137.08 FEET TO A POINT; N 07 DEGREES 19'26'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 164.46 FEET TO A POINT; N 45 DEGREES 11'52'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 54.02 FEET TO A POINT; N 81 DEGREES 51'13'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 159.97 FEET TO A POINT; S 63 DEGREES 00'68'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 232.42 FEET TO A POINT; N 84 DEGREES 59'22'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 150.14 FEET TO A POINT; N 37 DEGREES 03'19'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 470.83 FEET TO A POINT; S 81 DEGREES 07'26'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 742.85 FEET TO A POINT; N 59 DEGREES 08'10'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 807.62 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 12, AND THE POINT-OF-TERMINUS OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT. Tax ID: C-12-38-30-010-0000-021A More commonly known as Easement Off Of State Road 70, Lake Placid, FL 333852 This action has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, Co., L.P.A., whose address is 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, on or before 30 days after the date of first publication, which is July 2, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit 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. Witness my hand and seal of this Court on the 22nd day of May, 2012. Robert W. Germaine, Clerk Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk June 8, 15, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-000697 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. V ERONICA SHIELDS; et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS TO: VERONICA SHIELDS AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF VERONICA SHIELDS, IF ANY, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lien holders, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents, or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to-wit: Being a parcel of land lying in Section 12, Township 38 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the south one-quarter (1/4 of said Section 12; thence bear S 89 degrees 38'47'' W, along the South line of said Section 12, for a distance of 93.03 feet to a Point; thence bear N 00 degrees 49'11'' W for a distance of 1606.45 feet to a point; thence bear S 86 degrees 48'44 W for a distance of 49.89 feet to a point; thence bear N 00 degrees 49'11'' W for a distance of 803.76 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence continue N 00 degrees 49'11'' W for a distance of 233.15 feet to a point; thence bear S 8 8 degrees 27'20'' W for a distance of 905.80 feet to a point; thence bear N 22 degrees 10'08'' W for a distance of 276.92 feet to a Point-of-Curvature of a curve concave to the east and having for its elements a radius of 143.13 feet, a central a ngle of 69 degrees 25'14''. A chord bearing of N 12 degrees 32'29'' E and a chord distance of 163.01, thence bear along said curve for an arc length of 173.42 feet to the Point-of-Curvature of a curve concave to the south and having for its elements a radius of 186.68 feet, a central angle of 31 degrees 53'29'', a chord bearing of N 63 degrees 11'51'' E and a chord distance of 102.67 feet; thence bear along said curve for an arc lenght of 103.91 feet to the point-of tangency of said curve; thence bear S 84 degrees 26'35'' E for a distance of 73.66 feet to a point; thence bear N 88 degrees 27'20'' E for a distance of 1481.01 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 degrees 03'13'' W for a distance of 676.31 feet to a point; thence bear S 81 degrees 51'13'' W for a distance of 70.36 feet to a point; thence bear S 88 degrees 27'20'' W for a distance of 597.74 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Containing 20.6 acres, more or less, and being subject to any and all easements, restrictions, r eservations and rights of way of record. Together with and subject to the following described easements: A 50.00 feet perpetual non-exclusive easement for right-of-way, ingress, egress and regress lying in Sections 1 and 12, Township 38 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida, and being more particularly described as the West 50.00 feet of said Sections 1 and 12, Township 38 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida; And B eing 70.00 feet easements for the purpose of ingress, egress, utilities and drainage, lying in Sections 1 and 12, Township 38 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: being the East 70.00 feet of Sections 1 and 12, Township 38 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida; And Lying in Section 1, Township 38 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida and being 35.00 f eet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Southwest corner or said Section 1; thence bear N 00 degrees 30'32'' E along the West line of said Section 1, for a distance of 200.23 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear N 89 degrees 10'08'' E for a distance of 5288.00 feet to the intersection with the East line of said Section 1, and the point of terminus of said centerline of easement; And Lying in Sections 1 and 12, Township 38 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida, and being 35.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Southwest corner of said Section 1; thence bear N 00 degrees 30'32'' E, along the West line of said Section 1, for a distance of 200.23 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 degrees 10'08'' E for a distance of 3058.61 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear the following bearings and distances along said centerline of easement; S 08 DEGREES 54'09'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 256.25 FEET TO A POINT; S 39 DEGREES 34'01'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 191.60 FEET TO A POINT; S 26 DEGREES 14'39'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 214.13 FEET TO A POINT; S 33 DEGREES 09'48'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 125.94 FEET TO A POINT; S 54 DEGREES 34'35'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 60.99 FEET TO A POINT; S 72 DEGREES 60'41'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 105.22 FEET TO A POINT; S 89 DEGREES 44'11'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 360.18 FEET TO A POINT; S 75 DEGREES 06'10'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 241.98 FEET TO A POINT; S 14 DEGREES 55'30'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 107.03 FEET TO A POINT; S 05 DEGREES 22'55'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 287.70 FEET TO A POINT; S 24 DEGREES 07'15'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 163.72 FEET TO A POINT; S 00 DEGREES 12'06'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 252.14 FEET TO A POINT; S 26 DEGREES 49'52'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 152.10 FEET TO A POINT; S 10 DEGREES 10'09'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 301.16 FEET TO A POINT; S 07 DEGREES 60'61'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 123.88 FEET TO A POINT; S 32 DEGREES 17'50'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 329.78 FEET TO A POINT; N 04 DEGREES 26'36'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 73.66 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 186.68 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 31 DEGREES 53'29'', A CHORD BEARING OF S 63 DEGREES 11'51'' W AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 102.57 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 103.91 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 143.13 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 69 DEGREES 26'14'', A CHORD BEARING OF S 12 DEGREES 32'29'' W AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 163.01 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 173.42 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE BEAR: S 22 DEGREES 10'08'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 309.76 FEET TO A POINT; S 08 DEGREES 54'55'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 292.18 FEET TO A POINT; S 08 DEGREES 06'57'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.17 FEET TO A POINT; S 33 DEGREES 10'02'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 134.22 FEET TO A POINT; S 02 DEGREES 12'00'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 266.15 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 139.87 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGEL OF 70 DEGREES 02'46''. A CHORD BEARING OF S 30 DEGREES 33'27'' E AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 160.54 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 170.99 FEET TO THE POINT-OFCURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTH AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 111.85 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 64 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00020237 RIDGE AREA ARC 1X3 AD # 00020238


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C M Y K B y DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLast month, with a few m inutes remaining in a double-digit win, Bulls guard D errick Rose fell to the floor, writhing in pain when he tore his ACL. The scenario was eerily similar to a couple of years ago when Sebrings Amanda Grimaldo, late in a big win on the soccer pitch, went down with the same injury. The rest of her junior season, including softball, was shelved as she recovered but once healed, it surely hasnt held her back. Fresh off her freshman campaign for the Gulf Coast State College Commodores, Grimaldo showed no ill-effects from the injury. The team itself, a perennial state power, finished the season 36-15 and fell one game short of making it to the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series. And amid the slew of strong players, Grimaldo was not just a face in the crowd. The starting catcher lead the team in batting, sportinga .337 average, and stolen bases, 18 out of 19 attempts. She also tied for the team lead in triples, was second in runs scored, third in RBI and only committed two errors for a sparkling .994 fielding percentage. There was another catcher on the team, so working hard and earning my spot wasnt easy, she said. I started catching every game, which was a little tough becaues Ive never not played an infield position. But being the one in control of the pitcher and the game by calling pitches and being able to see the whole field is awesome. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands County YMCA and Highlands Youth Football Eagles, as a joint venture teamed up for the second year to offer flag football. The teams began practicing for their flag football season on Monday, May 21. Teams were divided into four age group divisions 56, 7-9, 10-11 and 12-14 years old. Each division has four teams with approximately 15 players each. Games began on Saturday, June 2, at the YMCAFields. It was very exciting, the fields were very crowded anda lot of action was had on the gridiron. For the first time ever, YMCACheerleaders were on the sidelines cheering the teams on. The season is going well, partnering with the Eagles has greatly improved the YMCAYouth flag football program. This year we had 130-140 kids participate, with the Eagles bringing about 75 kids to the program stated Dave Scheck, Program Director for the YMCA. Cliff Howell, Executive Director for the Eagles did a lot of marketing and promoting the YMCAyouth flag program which contributed to o ur numbers, Scheck continued. The season was coordinated by Tim Hooks, P resident of the Eagles, Cliff a nd I. It was a great collaboration to get the season scheduled and ready to go. The Eagles coaches have come out in numbers to coach and provide support to t he program, communication has been great and they share the same philosophies as the YMCA. The Kids are comIve had the opportunity over the last week to fish three of our local lakes in Highlands County and one in Polk County. Although its been extremely hot for an Ohio Buckeye, I managed to survive the heat and put a few in the boat on these great fishing lakes. Lake Glenada Located off Rt. 27, in front of the college, its interesting how this lake has changed over the past 6-7 y ears. It was always one of my f avorite lakes for big bass and specks. Ringed by reeds and bulrushes, it was the ideal structure for anyone who liked to flip, and the deep water held thousands of slab-sized specks. A s always, I didnt even s tart my big motor and starte d fishing just north of the boat ramp. Within the first dozen flips I had two small bass in the boat and Id already missed a couple of taps. But I was surprised by the amount of hydrilla surrounding the reeds. It never used to be like that. The further I moved north, the heavier the hydrilla became until it was so thick, I couldnt get my b ait to drop through. So I changed tactics, m oved off-shore about 50 feet and began casting a silver phenom Bass Assassin fluke over the matted mess. The bass were still in there, smashing my topwater bait as it scurried across the hydrilla. Circling the lake, I caught a nother half dozen bass, the biggest around 3 lbs. As you might expect, I h ad a number of near misses strikes that blew up under my bait but never touched the lure. Thats what keeps the adrenaline flowing. As the day got hotter I tried a Carolina rig in a couple of deeper holes but never got a hit. All told, a good fishing day using my favorite blue/black Yum Dinger for flipping and a silver phenom Bass Assassin on the topwater. Lake Damon My fishing buddy, Burt Watkins of Avon Park suggested a trip to Lake Damon, on the north side of Avon Park, across from the old hospital. He had been out and did well with his nephew so we decided to give it a try. I had fished Damon in the past, but had always had trouble putting my boat in due to a shallow boat ramp. But the ramp had plenty of water and I nailed a small bass on my first flip into the reeds. The lake is almost completely surrounded by reeds a nd bulrushes with plenty o f depth, but we flipped and we flipped and although we hada few more hits, the only o ther bass we caught was a hefty two pounder Burt brought in on a topwater fluke. The lake looks great and I suspect had we started a little earlier in the day we might have done better. Lake Istokpoga Atrip to Lake Istokpoga isnt complete unless you stop by John Woods Lorida General Store on Rt. 98, justp ast the State Park ramp. My brother Bill came down from Jacksonville and we dropped by to talk toJ ohn and pick up some domestic shiners and a few o f the hot Medlock jigs. My brother loves to fish w ith shiners so we got a few suggestions on where to fish f rom John and within 30 minutes we were settled in and waiting for our first bite. It never came. Three hours and two different spots and all we had to show for our efforts was a toothy gar. So we decided to flip. Bill wasnt crazy about flipping for bass, but I assured him wed catch some bass if hed just give ita try. Twenty minutes into it, wed both boated a bass and Id missed a couple of good fish. The water is definitely down and finding good flipping areas was a bit of a challenge on the north and east end of the lake. I like 4 to 5 feet of reedfilled water, but most of the water we fished was 18inches to 3-feet. We caught and released another five bass before we decided to try another spot with the shiners. Moving to the mouth of Arbuckle Creek, we settled in around patches of lily pads and almost immediately saw our floats disappear. One hit after another, and yet we couldnt seem to hook anything. After feeding whatever was hitting our shiners a dozen shiners, I realized it had to be gar. Finally, letting the fish take the bait longer than normal, I hooked one of those pre-historic, toothy fish and proved my theory correct. Eventually we gave up on the shiners and went back to flipping. SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, June 15, 2012 Page 4B Fishin Around Don Norton Five days, four lakes and lots of bass Courtesy photo A 10-foot gator watching the bass fishing action. See LAKES, Page 3B Courtesy photo M alcom Jackson turns the corner and keeps ahead of this lunging defender in YMCA Flag Football action Saturday. Eagles kick off YMCA Flag Football See YMCA, Page 3B Courtesy photo Amanda Grimaldo, with Commodore pitcher Hilari Hopkins, took over full-time catching duries for Gulf Coast State College, with outstanding results. Grimaldo soars with Commodores See AMANDA, Page 4B Associated PressNEWYORK The NFL will award $2.5 million in grants for new or refurbished football fields in 15 cities. The money will go to schools, parks and other facilities in Atlanta; Spartanburg, S.C.; Chicago; Alexandria, Ky.; Grafton, Ohio; Pueblo, Colo.; Detroit; West Allis, Minn.; New Orleans; Newark, N.J.; Philadelphia; Penn Hills, Pa.; Clearwater, Fla.; Madison, Tenn.; and Washington. Teams whose markets will benefit from the grants are the Falcons, Panthers, Bears, Bengals, Browns, Broncos, Lions, Packers, Saints, Giants, Eagles, Steelers, Buccaneers, Titans and Redskins. Community fields are the pillars of neighborhoods across the country, places where families can play 60together in a safe environment, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. The program is a partnership between the league and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation and is part of a 14-year, $32.5 million commitment the NFL has made through its grass roots program. So far, 256 football fields nationwide have been constructed or renovated. Health and safety in sports should be a priority at every level, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said. The field improvements made by this important program will be a tremendous benefit to active youth across the country. The players of the NFLalso applaud these nonprofits for their work to better our communities. Shortly after it was selected, the city of Spartanburs Park & Recreation superintendent, Brian Wofford, was killed in an auto accident. The Woodson Rec Center was one of the facilities under his direction and Wofford played on the field that will be refurbished. NFL to spend $2.5 million to refurbish fields


C M Y K S FCC 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.,w ith all campers then enjoying open pool t ime 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. C ost 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.crawf ord@southflorida.edu .Junior Golf AcademySEBRING PGApro Geoff Lee returns to teach your child the values and tradit ions of the game at the Golf Hammock Junior Golf Academy June 25-29. A ll physical aspects of the game along w ith 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 to have one faxed to you.S ebring 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 per additional family member. Other activities at the pool include Water Aerobics, which 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. 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.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 CountyHabitat 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 5KS EBRING The 18th Annual F irecracker 5K Run/Walk is set for Highlands Hammock State Park at 7:30 a.m on Wednesday, July 4. The race celebrates the nations 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 refreshm ents. 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. P roceeds of the race benefit the Avon Park High School cross country teams. Participants are urged to wear Red, White and Blue as we celebrate in ourb eautiful state park. See you all at Highlands Hammock S tate Park on July 4.Florida Trail Association June ActivitiesSaturday, 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 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, snacks, sun and insect protection. Contact: RSVPTeresa Newgent at (813 newgt7@yahoo.com for meet-up time and other information. CONFERENCE FINALS EASTERN CONFERENCEMiami 4, Boston 3W ESTERN CONFERENCEOklahoma City 4, San Antonio 2FINALSOklahoma City vs. Miami Tuesday: Oklahoma City 105, Miami 94 Thursday: Miami at Oklahoma City, late Sunday, June 17: Oklahoma City at Miami, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 19: Oklahoma City at Miami, 9 p.m. x-Thursday, June 21: Oklahoma City at Miami, 9 p.m. x-Sunday, June 24: Miami at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 26: Miami at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m.AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB New York3725.597 Baltimore3626.5811 Tampa Bay3527.5652 Boston3132.492612Toronto3132.492612Central Division WLPctGB Chicago3428.548 Cleveland3229.525112Detroit2933.4685 Kansas City2634.4337 Minnesota2536.410812West Division WLPctGB Texas3726.587 Los Angeles3430.531312Oakland2835.4449 Seattle2737.4221012___ Tuesdays Games Baltimore 8, Pittsburgh 6 Washington 4, Toronto 2 Boston 2, Miami 1 Cincinnati 7, Cleveland 1 N.Y. Mets 11, Tampa Bay 2 N.Y. Yankees 6, Atlanta 4 Texas 9, Arizona 1 Chicago Cubs 4, Detroit 3 Kansas City 2, Milwaukee 1 Minnesota 11, Philadelphia 7 Chicago White Sox 6, St. Louis 1 Oakland 8, Colorado 5 L.A. Dodgers 5, L.A. Angels 2 San Diego 5, Seattle 4 Wednesdays Games Washington 6, Toronto 2 Baltimore 7, Pittsburgh 1 Boston 10, Miami 2 Cincinnati 5, Cleveland 3 N.Y. Yankees 3, Atlanta 2 N.Y. Mets 9, Tampa Bay 1 Texas 1, Arizona 0 Detroit 8, Chicago Cubs 4 Kansas City 4, Milwaukee 3, 11 innings Philadelphia 9, Minnesota 8 St. Louis 1, Chicago White Sox 0 Oakland 10, Colorado 8 L.A. Angels 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 San Diego 1, Seattle 0 Thursdays Games Cleveland at Cincinnati, late N.Y. Mets at Tampa Bay, late Detroit at Chicago Cubs, late Oakland at Colorado, late Pittsburgh at Baltimore, late Arizona at Texas, late Milwaukee at Kansas City, late Philadelphia at Minnesota, late Chicago White Sox at St. Louis, late San Diego at Seattle, late Fridays Games Boston (Matsuzaka 0-1 Cubs (Samardzija 5-4 Colorado (Francis 0-1 (Crosby 1-1 N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 6-5) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 8-2 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 5-2 Cleveland (Masterson 2-6 Philadelphia (Worley 3-2) at Toronto (Hutchison 5-3 Miami (Zambrano 4-4ampa Bay (M.Moore 3-5 Baltimore (Matusz 5-6 (Hanson 7-4 Houston (Lyles 1-2) at Texas (Darvish 7-4), 8:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 5-5 (Liriano 1-7 Kansas City (B.Chen 5-6 (Lohse 6-1 Arizona (Cahill 4-5 (Haren 4-6 San Diego (Bass 2-6 (Blackley 0-2 Chicago White Sox (Sale 8-2 Dodgers (Kershaw 5-3 San Francisco (Vogelsong 5-2) at Seattle (Vargas 7-5), 10:10 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Konerko, CHW2053375.366 Hamilton, TEX2304277.335 Trumbo, LAA2012866.328 Jeter, NYY2603583.319 Fielder, DET2363474.314 Cabrera, DET2523579.313 De Aza, CHW2404474.308 HOME RUNS Hamilton, TEX22 Dunn, CHW21 Bautista, TOR19 Granderson, NYY19 Jones, BAL18 Encarnacion, TOR17 Ortiz, BOS15 2 tied with 14 RUNS BATTED IN Hamilton, TEX62 Cabrera, DET51 Bautista, TOR47 Dunn, CHW47 Encarnacion, TOR44 Willingham, MIN44 Ortiz, BOS413 tied with40 WON-LOST Nova, NYY8-2 Sale, CHW8-2 Sabathia, NYY8-3 Harrison, TEX8-3 Price, TB8-4 Romero, TOR7-1 STRIKEOUTS Verlander, DET95 Sabathia, NYY92 Scherzer, DET88 Hernandez, SEA84 Shields, T-B81 Doubront, BOS81NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Washington3823.623 Atlanta3429.5405 New York3429.5405 Miami3231.5087 Philadelphia3034.469912Central Division WLPctGB Cincinnati3427.557 Pittsburgh3229.5252 St. Louis3231.5083 Milwaukee2834.452612Houston2636.419812Chicago2141.3391312West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles4024.625 San Francisco3627.571312Arizona3032.4849 Colorado2437.3931412San Diego2241.3491712___ Tuesdays Games Baltimore 8, Pittsburgh 6 Washington 4, Toronto 2 Boston 2, Miami 1 Cincinnati 7, Cleveland 1 N.Y. Yankees 6, Atlanta 4 N.Y. Mets 11, Tampa Bay 2 Texas 9, Arizona 1 Chicago Cubs 4, Detroit 3 Kansas City 2, Milwaukee 1 Minnesota 11, Philadelphia 7 Chicago White Sox 6, St. Louis 1 Oakland 8, Colorado 5 L.A. Dodgers 5, L.A. Angels 2 San Diego 5, Seattle 4 San Francisco 6, Houston 3 Wednesdays Games Washington 6, Toronto 2 Baltimore 7, Pittsburgh 1 Boston 10, Miami 2 Cincinnati 5, Cleveland 3 N.Y. Mets 9, Tampa Bay 1 N.Y. Yankees 3, Atlanta 2 Texas 1, Arizona 0 Detroit 8, Chicago Cubs 4 Kansas City 4, Milwaukee 3, 11 innings Philadelphia 9, Minnesota 8 St. Louis 1, Chicago White Sox 0 Oakland 10, Colorado 8 L.A. Angels 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 San Diego 1, Seattle 0 San Francisco 10, Houston 0 Thursdays Games Cleveland at Cincinnati, late N.Y. Mets at Tampa Bay, late Detroit at Chicago Cubs, late Oakland at Colorado, late Houston at San Francisco, late Pittsburgh at Baltimore, late Arizona at Texas, late Milwaukee at Kansas City, late Philadelphia at Minnesota, late Chicago White Sox at St. Louis, late San Diego at Seattle, late Fridays Games Boston (Matsuzaka 0-1 Cubs (Samardzija 5-4 Colorado (Francis 0-1 (Crosby 1-1 N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 6-5) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 8-2 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 5-2 Cleveland (Masterson 2-6 Philadelphia (Worley 3-2) at Toronto (Hutchison 5-3 Cincinnati (Arroyo 2-4. Mets (Gee 4-4 Miami (Zambrano 4-4ampa Bay (M.Moore 3-5 Baltimore (Matusz 5-6 (Hanson 7-4 Houston (Lyles 1-2) at Texas (Darvish 7-4), 8:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 5-5 (Liriano 1-7 Kansas City (B.Chen 5-6 (Lohse 6-1 Arizona (Cahill 4-5 (Haren 4-6 San Diego (Bass 2-6 (Blackley 0-2 Chicago White Sox (Sale 8-2 Dodgers (Kershaw 5-3 San Francisco (Vogelsong 5-2) at Seattle (Vargas 7-5), 10:10 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cabrera, SF2484691.367 Votto, CIN2104076.362 Ruiz, PHL1802965.361 Wright, NYM2144175.350 Pierre, PHL1872461.326 Molina, STL2102868.324 Gonzalez, COL2324875.323 McCutchen, PIT2143369.322 HOME RUNS Beltran, STL19 Gonzalez, COL16 Braun, MIL15 Stanton, MIA14 Hart, MIL13 Pence, PHL13 Bruce, CIN135 tied with 12 RUNS BATTED IN Ethier, LAD55 Gonzalez, COL48 Beltran, STL47 Cuddyer, COL42 LaRoche, WAS42 Stanton, MIA42 4 tied with41 WON-LOST Dickey, NYM10-1 Lynn, STL10-2 Hamels, PHL9-3 Strasburg, WAS8-1 Capuano, LAD8-2 Cain, SF8-2 G. Gonzalez, WAS8-2 STRIKEOUTS Strasburg, WAS100 Cain, S-F96 Hamels, PHL92 Dickey, NYM90 Greinke, MIL89 G. Gonzalez, WAS89 Lynn, STL86BASEBALLAmerican League CHICAGO WHITE SOXReleased RHP Terry Doyle. CLEVELAND INDIANSAdded RHP Esmil Rogers to the 25-man roster. Optioned INF/OF Matt LaPorta to Columbus (IL DETROIT TIGERSAgreed to terms with RHP Jake Thompson, CF Austin Schotts, LHP Joe Rogers, RHP Charlie Gillies, C Bennett Pickar, RHP Julio Felix, SS Jordan Dean, RHP Slade Smith, LHP Alex Phillips, RHP Nick Carmichael, SS Jared Reaves, RHP Josh Carr, OF Zach Kirksey, RHP Matt Davenport and LHP Ryan Longstreth on minor league contracts. MINNESOTA TWINSAgreed to terms with OF Byron Buxton on a minor league contract. National League ATLANTA BRAVESOptioned RHP Cory Gearrin to Gwinnett (IL Anthony Varvaro from Gwinnett. PITTSBURGH PIRATESAgreed to terms with INF Eric Wood, C Jake Stallings, RHP Pat Ludwig, LHP Dalton Friend, RHP Kyle Haynes, RHP Lance Breedlove and LHP Josh Smith on minor league contracts.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBAFined Boston F Kevin Garnett $25,000 for failing to make himself available to the media after Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLSuspended Detroit RB Mikel Leshoure two games plus two additional game checks for violating the NFLs substance-abuse policy. Suspended Cincinnati LB Dontay Moch four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. ATLANTA FALCONSWaived LS Corey Adams. KANSAS CITY CHIEFSPlaced TE Martin Rucker on injured reserve. NEW ORLEANS SAINTSClaimed WR Derek Moye off waivers from Miami. Waived WR Malcolm Beyah. PITTSBURGH STEELERSSigned LB Brandon Johnson and LS Matt Katula. Placed WR Connor Dixon on waivedinjured list. Released TE Wes Lyons. 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C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, June 15, 2012Page 3B Your Daily PaperDelivered the same way for the past 85 years. My favorite flipping bait on Istokpoga is a Zoom Baby Brush Hog in black/blue tail. Ive used this plastic bait for years and on lakes like Istokpoga and Walk-inWater, its always produced great results. But I was anxious to use Joe Medlocks three-quarterounce jig, having read about it a number of times in national fishing publications. The weight of the jig is p erfect for getting back into the really tough spots and dropping it into holes in the reeds and hydrilla. It was later in the day, around 2 p.m., so I knew if there were any bass to be found theyd be deep in the reeds looking for shade. After about 30 minutes I was rewarded with a solid tap and as I swung the rod tip up, I could tell this was a big fish. The water exploded twenty feet into the reeds and within seconds the fish had conveniently wrapped herself around something and the only way I was going to see this fish was to go in after her. I put the electric motor on high and as I held my rod tip high and maintained pressure o n the fish, she exploded a gain in less than two feet of water so I knew she was still on my hook. Getting through the maze of reeds, as many of you know, is not only hard, but once inside, the bugs are everywhere! As I neared the area where the bass had last exposed herself, all was quiet. Net in hand, I didnt need it. I could see my jig wrapped numerous times around a dozen stalks with nothing on the hook but my brush hog. As is often the case, the big bass was gone. Lake-Walk-in-Water L ocated in Polk County, this lake is one of my favorites. Every day I walk past the 11-pounder hanging on my office wall and it reminds me of all the big bass Ive caught on this incredible lake. Unlike years ago before the hurricanes hydrilla is hard to find, but there are p lenty of reeds and a few lily pads providing excellent cover for bass. There are reeds surrounding most of the lake butt heyre in pretty shallow water. But there are four or five little reed islands on the north and east side of the lake in 3-5 feet of water that are perfect for flipping. I was on the lake Sunday and again on Tuesday of this past week and with the exception of a few pleasure boaters, saw only one fisherman on the lake. Both trips proved to be action-packed with plenty of small 1-2 pound fish savagely striking our plastic baits i n the reeds. Later in the day we found some matted grass in 8-9 feet of water and picked up some larger fish on Carolina rigs and Johnson spoons. On both trips, the lake was like glass. Not a whisper of wind and with the 90-plus temperatures, it was tough to stay out much past noon. The biggest fish in two days was just under three pounds, but we caught dozens of 1-2 pound fish as we circled the lake. N ext Week M any of you may have read the recent articles on Adrian Echols, the 10-year old fishing phenom and hisg randfather Dan. Young Adrian, or Louie as he likes to be called, has caught over 20 bass in the 10-pound plus category, with a 14-pounder currently holding the number one spot. He was also recently featured on the cover of the Highlands County Fishing Guide unveiled last week to t he public. Dan Nichols sent me an e mail and after exchanging emails Monday morning, I stopped over to meet him and his grandson. A fter 30 minutes of e xchanging stories about big bass, I invited Dan and Louie to join me Friday on a trip to Lake Walk-in-Water. Look for my column next week, as I learn from a 10year old how to catch the really big ones. Don Norton is a professional tournament bass fisherman, bass fishing guide, and custom rod b uilder. He has also taught a few fishing classes at the South Florida Community College. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie a nd is the owner of a custom rod b uilding company appropriately named The American F isherman. He can be reached at 330-635-6682 or by email at donorton13@gmail.com. His w ebsite address is theamericanfisherman.com Continued from 1B C ourtesy photo T he reeds on Lake Walk-in-Water hold lots of bass. Lakes provide plenty of action for Norton and friends YMCA Flag Football season is underway p etitive but they are being good sports. Sportsmanship and instilling Christian values is very important to the YMCAand Eagles. The t eams pray together prior to games beginning. said Scheck. The Eagles have really enjoyed this partnership with the YMCAand feels that it g reatly benefits their prog ram as well. One of the benefits of the flag football for the Eagles is to give the players and coaches an opportunity to begin to develop a relationship with their teammates and coaches. Meeting their teammates gives them an opportunity to become friends and know one a nother when they may see e ach other during the summer before the fall season begins in July. HYFC Coaches feel that the game of football is really more about teaching life lessons of sportsmanship, working together as a team and building relationships. The Eagles Coaching Director and coach Sonny H arris truly believes in gett ing the players physically fit and building the chemistry as a team is one of the most important steps in fostering teamwork and sportsmanship. Alot of good hustling and football was displayed on Saturday. As with every game day there were some wins and l osses, but it isnt always a bout the outcome. Coaches from the YMCA and Highlands Eagles Staff are committed to teaching the kids about having fun, learning the fundamentals of football, developing relationships, playing as a team and demonstrating good sportsmanship. The season will last for four more weeks with the next game on Saturday, June 16 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Highlands County Sports Complex. Come on down to see some football and support your local YMCAand Highlands Youth Football Association. Continued from 1B


C M Y K By MICHAELMAROT Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS The Miami and Ohio State football teams are outperforming their big rivals in the classroom. Both made the NCAAs list of 954 teams that have overachieved academically, released Thursday. It was welcome news for two schools that have faced embarrassing investigations recently. The NCAAannually recognizes all teams with perfect scores of 1,000 and those that finish among the top 10 percent in their sports Academic Progress Rate. This years data covers the four-year period from 2007-11. Each player on each team can earn one point per semester for remaining ac ademically eligible and another point for staying in school, for a maximum of four points per player. Ohio State had a score of 988, while Miami had a 980. The NCAAplans to release all APR scores next Wednesday. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, June 15, 2012w ww.newssun.com STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; Black; june ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 3 3 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports june ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 1 1 8 8 Lake June WestA Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, June 14, with Dick Denhart, Charlotte Mathew, Norm Grubbs and Larry and Chris Heath winning a draw of cards after posting a 53. The other 53 was brought in by Ron Hesson, Mario Cappelletti and John and Gloria Huggett, who settled for second. Ken Rowen, Margaret Schultz and John and Sue Ruffo took third with a 55. Getting closest to the pin on the day were Ken Rowen, to 21-feet, 11-inches from No. 2 and 17-feet, 4-inches from No. 4, while Chris Heath got it to 32feet, 3-inches from No. 8. The Mens League hit the course on Wednesday, June 13, and another match of cards had to settle the winn er. Dick Denhart, Norm Grubbs, Don Boulton and Bill Brouhle carded a 44 and won out over the 44 scored by Joe Swartz, Mario Cappelletti, Larry Heath and John Ruffo. R on Hesson, Jack Maginnis, Dick R eaney and Roger Childers were third with a 48. Reaeny got to within 10-feet, 9inches from No. 2 and Cappelletti stuck a shot to 4-feet, 10-inches from No. 8.River GreensT he Morrison Group played a game on Monday, June 11. Winning first place was the team of Butch Smith, Jim Cercy, Fred Evans and Don Ethun with minus21. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Saturday, June 9. Winning first place was the team of Russ Rudd, Ken Koon, Lefty St. Pierre and Neil Purcell. C losest to the pin: No. 3, Gil Heier, 4-feet4-inches; No. 5, Fred Evans, 10-feet-1-inch; No. 12, Jim Cercy, 5f eet-11-inches; and No. 17, Russ Rudd, 8-feet3-inches. The Par 3 Challenge was played Friday, June 8. T he winners were: Men Russ Rudd with 27. Women Jody Ethun with 29. Birdies: Jody Ethun with 2. Pars: Russ Rudd with 2; and Don Ethun with 7. Bogie: Bob Plunkett with 7. Closest to the pin: No. 1, Tim Thomas; No. 2, Jody Ethun; No. 3, Russ Rudd; No. 4, Jody Ethun; No. 5, Bev Rudd; No. 6, Dick McClay; No. 7, Russ Rudd; No. 8, Bob Plunkett; and No. 9, Don McDonald. The Mens Association played a ProAm tournament on Wednesday, June 6 Winning first place was the team of Fred Evans, Peter March, Cliff Steele and Jim Cercy with plus-8.5. Individual winners: Flight A Russ Rudd with plus-9.5; and Flight B Fred Evans with plus-7.5. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Tuesday, June 5. Winning first place was the team of Russ Rudd, Jim Cercy, Gil Heier and Fred Evans with minus-25. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Cliff Steele, 7feet-5-inches; No. 5, Larry Roy, 3-feet; No. 12, Larry Roy, 11-feet2-inches; and No. 17, C liff Steele, 4-feet-5inches. The Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, June 5. T ying for first/second places were the teams of Dee Paul, Mary Beth Carby, Jody Ethun and Bev Rudd; P at Kincer, Carole McClay, Karen Speaker and Pat Gower with minus-22 each. The Ladies Association played a Pro-Am tournament on Thursday, May 31. Winning first place was the team of Barb Plunkett, Jody Ethun and Anne Purcell with plus-11.5; and second place, Bev Rudd, Pat Graf, M.B. Carby and Linda Therrien with plus-4. Individual winners were: First place, Jody Ethun; and second place, Pat Gower. The Morrison Group played a game on Thursday, May 31. T he winners were: Tying for first/second places were Larry Roy and Harold Plagens; Gil Heier and Russ Rudd with 58 each. Third place, Ken K oon and Joe Graf with 62.SpringLakeAt SpringLake Golf Resort on Tuesday, June 12, the Mens Golf Association conducted Day 2 of Junes Pick Your Partner tournament on theC ougar Trail golf course. These scores both partners net scores, ranging from 140 to 150, were added to the Day 1 scores (one best ball) to get the Two Day results. I n the A Flight, the winners were Don Cunning and Edd Vowels at 207 strokes (67 plus 140 There was a tie for second place at 210 strokes between Ken Kirby and Bob Hinde and the team of Gary Behrendt and Jon Brower. Third place went to Joe Austin and Bryan Carlson (211 Hard and Jack Hoerner (215 In the B Flight, there was a tie for first place at 209 strokes between Ed Clay and John Schroeder and the team of Charlie Keniston and Gale Monda. Second place went to John Delaney and Jay Payne, who had 210 strokes. It was another gorgeous day to play golf in Central Florida cloudy, with temps from 72 to 85 degrees and a light breeze. And while stepping into a strong program and facing the competition of the Panhandle Conference was certainly a step up from high school competition, Grimaldos extensive experience in travel ball was a benefit. In travel, we always played the best of the best, so once I came to the next level,I didnt slow down or take a step back. Though as with all college freshman, the transition to the freer life was a bit of a surprise. Not having anyone tell me what to do was really different, you really learn the concept of responsibility she said. And the level of expectation is much higher. My coach has a C or better rule, and if at any time your grade in any class falls below a C, you cannot play Grimaldo continued. But the professors are very cool with the athletes and very understanding of the travel schedules. It was a big motivator and I made the All-Academic team. The hard work in the classroom certainly paid off with hoped for results, whereas her extensive training for the field of play had an unexpected, though welcome, bonus those team-leading stolen bases. I dont really know where the speed came from, honestly, but I can say its about time, Grimaldo said with a laugh. Doing Insanity (training), swimming and being in the weight room has made my legs much stronger, which has been giving me a gain on the bases. Though, despite the great season for Grimaldo and the Commodores, the ending a 1-0, extra-inning loss to the State College of Florida in the state tournament semifinal left them with a bitter taste. e fell short to a walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, she said. Losing that wasy has really changed our mindset and has motivated us to work harder. Next year were bringing it home from state. And while the eagerness is there in looking ahead, Grimaldo took a moment to reflect on the year just passed. This year was so much fun and I wouldnt trade it for any other school, she said. It was a great group of girls and, of course, living on the beach is always a plus. The hard work and long hours of dedication not only brought Grimaldo back from that serious injury, but saw her perform on and off the field better than ever with more still to come. I didnt have any problems with it hurting at all which was a huge surprise catching full time, she said. My recovery has been so good and I was really lucky to have healed so fast and to not have any problems with it at all. Chicago Bulls fans can only hope that Roses recovery goes so well. Continued from 1B Amanda brings A game to Gulf Coast Courtesy photo When she wasnt throwing out attempted base stealers, Grimaldo was doing a bit of swiping herself, leading the Commodores with 18 stolen bases in 19 attempts. Miami, Ohio St. football teams earn academic honor GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE Associated PressST. PETERSBURG New York Mets manager Terry Collins expects to hear by Friday about the long-shot appeal that could give R.A. Dickey a belated no-hitter. Dickey allowed only an infield single Wednesday night in a 9-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, and the team is asking the commissioners office to overturn the official scorers decision on B.J. Uptons hit. Theyll have a decision (Friday said before Thursdays game at Tampa Bay. Were just taking a shot. What do we have to lose? The speedy Upton hit a high bouncer in the first inning that third baseman David Wright was unable to field with his bare hand. The play was ruled a hit, but the Mets wonder if it should have been called an error on Wright. When asked if the chance of the appeal being successful was five percent, Collins said less. ou got a guy who can really run ... youve got an outstanding third baseman, Collins said. The only way he can make the play is to bare hand it. He knows that a nd he cant make it. If he catches with the bare hand, if he makes the play, I dont know if hes out or not. MLB can review official scoring decisions and reverse them if it believes a mistake was made. Johan Santana held St. Louis hitless on June 1, the first no-hitter in the Met 51-year history. Dickey was just as dominant Wednesday in his second career one-hitter. Collins expects decision on Dickey appeal Friday


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C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunFriday, June 15, 2012www.newssun.com INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 7 7 HEALTHYLIVING S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Cornerstone Hospice Foundation is the recipient of a $1.2m illion estate from Alfred and Vera Reetz of Leesburg,both medical professionals and once a hospice nurse. Both in their 90s,this philanthropic couple witnessed early on how valuablet he need for hospice care positively impacts life-altering experiences of patients and families one family at a time. To date,its the largest cash gift received on record here at Cornerstone Hospice,announced Nick Buchholz,e xecutive director of the Cornerstone Hospice Foundation and Deborah H arley,executive director for the nonprofits Highlands,Hardee and Polk region. M r. and Mrs. Reetz had been married for 65 years,originally from Long I sland,N.Y. Earlier in his career,Mr. Reetz worked as a hospice nurse at Cornerstone Hospice (previously known as Hospice of Lake and Sumter counties) from March of 1988 through Marcho f 1996,training which provided him a greater understanding of palliative care a nd its impact on families dealing with life-changing experiences,said Harley. In his retirement years,he tinkered w ith radios and transmitters,but his real passion was investing and the stock m arket. At 92,he was actively buying and selling stocks online and was Internet and investment savvy. Gifts of this magnitude dont come along everyday,so you can imagine our sense of gratitude to the Reetz. Their l egacy permeates through the care and compassion delivered to our patients a nd families,said Mary Manrique, president and CEO of the central Florida n onprofit,speaking at the 2906 Sparta Road offices in Sebring. T he younger of the two by one year, Vera was a nurse. She also was an avid indoor gardener,with a penchant fors unflowers. In her idle time she would also enjoy sewing. In her final days Mrs. R eetz was a patient at Cornerstone Hospice before she was called home. The Reetz have been longtime supp orters of Cornerstone Hospice. During one of our most recent conversations, Alfred mentioned they had a sizable e state,but with prevailing economic conditions we didnt expect estate to m aintain its value,so were were certainly surprised when the full accounting h ad been completed,said an obviously pleased Buchholz. We admire the Reetzbenevolence, as it will help sustain many vital programs here at Cornerstone Hospice,s aid Buchholz. This is one of the largest cash gifts r eceived at Cornerstone Hospice,stated Desire Coleman-Cohrn,director of planned gifts and major gifts. Fundsw ill be utilized on a systemwide basis supporting all our programs and helping sustain our four hospice houses. T o learn more,call (863 toll-free (800.corn erstonehospice.org as well as www.SeriousIllness.org/Cornerstone/. Couple donates $1.2 million to Cornerstone Hospice Courtesy photo In photo marked March 18, 1946, Vera and Alfred Reetz are photographed at New York Citys Copacabana Lounge. Originally from Long Island, N.Y., the Reetz eventually became associated with Cornerstone Hospice upon moving to Florida. The childless philanthropic couple donated their $1.2 million estate to Cornerstone Hospice. WASHINGTON (AP They live on your skin,upy our nose,in your gut enough bacteria,fungi and other microbes that collected together could weigh, amazingly,a few pounds. N ow scientists have mapped just which critters normally live in or on us and where,calculating that healthy people can share their bodies with more than1 0,000 species of microbes. Dont say eeejust y et. Many of these organisms work to keep humans healthy,and results report-e d Wednesday from the governments Human M icrobiome Project define whats normal in this mysterious netherworld. One surprise:It turns out that nearly everybody har-b ors low levels of some harmful types of bacteria, p athogens that are known for causing specific infections. But when a person ish ealthy like the 242 U.S. adults who volunteered to b e tested for the project those bugs simply quietly coexist with benign or help-f ul microbes,perhaps kept in check by them. The next step is to e xplore what doctors really want to know:Why do the b ad bugs harm some people and not others? What changes a persons microbial zoo that puts them atr isk for diseases ranging from infections to irritable bowel syndrome to psoriasis? Already the findings are r eshaping scientistsviews of how people stay healthy, or not. This is a whole new way of looking at human biology and human disease,andi s awe-inspiring,said Dr. Phillip Tarr of Washington U niversity at St. Louis,one of the lead researchers in the $173 million project,f unded by the National Institutes of Health. These bacteria are not passengers,Tarr stressed. They are metabolically active. As a community,we now have to reckon witht hem like we have to reckon with the ecosystem in a fore st or a body of water. And like environmental ecosystems,your microbialm ake-up varies by body part. Consider your undera rm a rainforest. Scientists have long known that the human bodyc oexists with trillions of germs,what they call the microbiome. But they didn t know which microbes lived where in healthy peop le,and what they actually do. 10,000-plus germ species live in and on healthy people


C M Y K D ear Pharmacist: ve recently developed minor numbness and tingling in my hands. Could it be a side effect my medications? Im scared of what else could cause this. S.L.,Santa Rosa,Calif. Answer: Oh boy,l love talking about side effects. Obviously,consult your doctor to rule out other causes, but the simple answer is es!Most practitioners today are not aware that side effects are often the result of drug nutrient depletions, what I call the drug muggingeffect. Im happy to say this concept has gained traction in the medical community,partly because Ive been hammering it in the media for 13 years and also because I published a book on it called Drug Muggers, now read worldwide in several languages. Theres another layer to consider. We all have unique genetic SNPs (pronounced snips) in our DNA code that cause us to process medications,foods and nutrients a little differently from one another. For example,most autistic children and 20 percent of t he general population are poor methylatorsand thus, need a nutritional helping hand,usually folic acid; vitamin B6,B12 (methylcobalamin),and SAMe are useful too. These deficiencies may cause numbness and tingling in your extremities,and a host of other plaguing disorders. Drug mugging can cause deficiencies of these nutrients. The most popular offenders are diabetes drugs, estrogen-containing hormones,antacids/acid blockers and steroids. Your particular SNPs or sluggish enzymatic pathways explain varied individual reactions among people. The picture includes delayed metabolism,chronic nutrient deficiencies or hypersensitivity to medicines. I was reminded of this when a friend required emergency treatment from a relatively innocuous antibiotic, but did perfectly fine on a strong steroid which knocks most people for a loop. If you experience uncomfortable side effects,at any time, make that phone call to your physician and pharmacist. T hats what were here for. For your safety,read the medication leaflet that comes with your receipt at the pharmacy,ask your doctor and especially your pharmacist about potential side effects before you take the first dose. Go to my website. Google it. Why not? You need to educate yourself because drugs are tested in relatively healthy individuals,not in average folks who usually takes multiple meds and deal with several major health concerns. Side effects dont always develop immediately.The lowered thyroid hormone that women typically experience from oral contraceptives could take up to a year to show up as they become increasingly fatigued,overweight,cold,uninterested in sex,depressed or anxious. Thats because the medicine gradually depletes essential nutrients that support healthy mood,metabolism and libido and before you know it, youre on three other medications for what is just a nutrient deficiency. My point is that side effects are mistakenly diagnosed as new major illnesses. In my world,these diseasesare side effects until proven otherwise. Your side effect solutions are in my book Drug Muggers (sold online and book sellers nationwide) andI routinely post free information at my website and facebook as a public service. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, June 15, 2012Page 7B POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 1 1 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 4 4 APPLE A DAY HEALTH FOOD; 3.639"; 2"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 5 5 GROVES AT VICTORIA PARK; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 6 6 Associated PressWASHINGTON If only t he economy were growing as fast. Despite a recent easing of medical costs,the nations health care spending willk eep outpacing economic growth for the foreseeable future,government expertss aid Tuesday in a forecast that signals more upheaval for Medicare and Medicaid,a s well as private insurance. President Barack Obamas h ealth care overhaul will add $478 billion in spending over the 2011-2021 period cov-e red by the projections, expanding coverage to some 3 0 million uninsured people. But the issue of rising costs will not go away even if the Supreme Court overturns Obamas law or hisR epublican foes ultimately succeed in repealing it. B y the beginning of the next decade,health care spending will be growingr oughly 2 percentage points faster than the overall econom y,which is about the same differential experienced over the past 30 years,said the r eport from Medicares nonpartisan Office of the Actuary. The findings have implications for both sides of thep olitical divide. If health care spending isnt brought in line with overall economic growth,Americans will eventually face agonizing choicesb etween paying medical bills and funding other priorities s uch as education and infrastructure. B y 2021,health care will account for nearly 20 percent of the U.S. economy,the report found,up from under 14 percent in 2000. Controlling costs is one oft he keys to solving federal budget woes,but that probably cant be done without major changes to Medicare and Medicaid. T he annual spending projections usually attract little attention. But with healthc are a central theme both of the nations polarized political debate and the federalb udget,the report is now getting close scrutiny. T his year the biggest looming question has been whether fledging paymentr evisions in Obamas law, also mirrored by private i nsurance plans,are succeeding in holding costs down. The rate of growth the past three years has hovered under4 percent,historically low. T hats coincided with a shift to paying hospitals and doct ors for better quality,not just their sheer volume of tests and procedures. O bama has argued that his overhaul would begin to bend the cost curvto more affordable levels. The analysts remained s keptical. e are certainly looking at that,Sean Keehan,a senior economist with the actuarys office,said of the healthl as changes. e are waiting to see that there is definitive evidence that these types of (policies can lower growth and alsoe xtend over time. Translation:Show me the g reen. Keehan said the economy i s behind the recent easing of cost pressures. This really has to do with the lingering effects of the r ecession,said Keehan. The report projects modest g rowth of just over 4 percent for the next couple of years. Then in 2014,spending willj ump by more than 7 percent as the big coverage expans ion in Obamas overhaul takes hold. Nearly 20 million unins ured people will be newly eligible for Medicaid,the federal-state insurance program for low-income people. And more than 12 millionp eople will buy private coverage through new state health insurance markets. Other,more fundamental, cost drivers include an agingb aby-boom population and the spread of expensive new m edical technologies. From 2015-2021,the r eport projects health spending to grow an average of about 6 percent a year. By 2020,that works out to r oughly 2 percentage points faster than expected economi c growth,returning to a pattern that most experts say is unsustainable. P ublished online by the journal Health Affairs,the r eport also contains nuggets that partisans are sure to turn into verbal grenades in the p olitical warfare over Obamas health care law. For example: The new law will increase national healths pending by nearly a half trillion dollars,not counting other costs related to its implementation. Thats a big number,but in the grands cheme its only about 1 percent of the $39.5 trillion the n ation will spend from 20112021. The people newly cov-e red are expected to be younger and healthier,contributing only marginally to rising costs. Drug muggers can protect you from side effects Dear Pharmacist S uzy Cohen HEALTHYLIVING Govt report: Health cost relief only temporary Metro Services By 2021, health care will accound for nearly one-fifth of the economy. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Residents living in and around the Sebring,Florida community can be screened to reducet heir risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Alliance Church of Sebring will host Life Line Screening on July 25 at 4451 Sparta Road inS ebring. Four key points every person needs to know: Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanentd isability. 80 percent of stroke v ictims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke. Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you a void a stroke. Screenings are fast, noninvasive,painless, affordable and convenient. Screenings identify potential cardiovascularc onditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm,abdominal aortic aneurysms,and hardening of the arteries in the legs,w hich is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women. P ackages start at $149. All five screenings take 609 0 minutes to complete. For more information or to schedule an appointment,c all 877-237-1287 or visit lifelinescreening.com/. Prer egistration is required. Stroke, osteoporosis screenings planned Special to the News-SunBalance Lives in Transition offers the following support groups: Behavioral Health Support Group:Every Wednesday 1-2:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd,3003 Herring Ave.,Sebring. Email for information:zenbuddha@tnni.net/. Behavioral Health Support Group:Every Tuesday at 1:303 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle Assisted Living,1297 US 27 North, Lake Placid. Contact Lisa at lisanclyde@yahoo.com or (954 Dual Diagnosed (Addiction and Behavioral Health) Support Group:The second Wednesday of the month from 3-4:30 p.m.,at First Presbyterian Church Of Sebring. E-mail for information: zenbuddha@tnni.net. Family and Caregiv er Support Group (seeking facilitator):The second Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Southern Lifestyle Assisted Living,1297 US 27 North, Lake Placid. Call (863 471-0806 There is no cost for an y services Balance provides. If you need additional information or wish to donate or volunteer,please e-mail balanceheartland@yahoo.c om,visit http://balanceheartland.weebly.com or call 471-0806. Support groups offered locally Special to the News-SunA ce Homecare Community will host the following community out-r each events Monday,9 a.m.,Coping w ith Transitions,Resthaven Assisted Living facility,off S.R. 64,Resthaven Road,Z olfo Springs; 10 a.m., Health fair,Chatham Pointe,Stenstom Road, W auchula; 1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group, C rown Pointe Assisted Living Community,Sun n Lake Boulevard,Sebring. Tuesday,8 a.m.,Health Fair,Sebring Bluffs,U.S.2 7,Sebring; 10 a.m., Health Fair,Fair Havens, Apartments,Spinks Road, Sebring; 1 p.m.,Health Fair,Groves,behind Sebring Diner,U.S. 27 Sebring. W ednesday,9 a.m., Health Fair,Avon Park M eal Site,Main Street, Avon Park; 10:30 a.m., Coping with Transitions, Crown Pointe,Assisted Living facility,Sun n Lake Boulevard,Sebring. Thursday,9 a.m.,Health F air,Maranatha Village, Arbuckle Ck. Road, Sebring June 21,10:30a .m.,Caregivers support g roup,Balmoral Assisted L iving Facility 93 Balmoral R oad,C.R. 621,Lake Placid June 25,9 a.m.,Coping with Transitions,Resthaven Assisted Living facility,off S.R. 64,Resthaven Road, Zolfo Springs; 1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group,C rown Pointe Assisted Living Community,Sun n Lake Boulevard,Sebring. June 26,9 a.m.,Health Fair,Groves,behind Sebring Diner,U.S. 27 Sebring; 10:30 a.m.,Health Fair,Lake Placid Meal Site,I nterlake Boulevard,Lake Placid. June 27,9 a.m.,Health F air,Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street,Avon Park; 1 p.m.,Health Fair, Tanglewood,Rt. 27 Sebring. Outreach events set Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, June 15, 2012www.newssun.com HollysStoryHolly Romans was diagnosed with gestational diabetes when she was pregnant with her first child. After the baby was born,a blood test showed Hollys blood glucose was back to normal,so she didnt think any more about it. But later a follow-up test showed she was at risk for developing diabetes. She shared her history of gestational diabetes with her daughters doctor and a note was made in her daughters health record. Holly also made sure a note was made in her own health record as well. Holly joined a diabetes prevention program at a local hospital and learned how to have a healthy lifestyle for herself and her family. She lost weight by making small changes in her daily routine,such as replacing her chocolate snack-cake stash with fresh fruit,preparing more salads,eating smaller portions,and taking daily walks. In just a few months,Hollys glucose numbers had returned to a normal level. And thanks to her lifestyle changes,she did not develop gestational diabetes when she became pregnant with her second child. Today,Holly knows she needs to continue her healthy lifestyle habits and get tested for diabetes at least every three years. Holly continues to work to keep her weight down by doing aerobics and walking with her two kids. She makes sure she and her family maintain a healthy lifestyle by staying physically active and making healthy food choices. Healthy habits canhelp prevent diabetes inyour future GetTested!Women who develop gestational diabetes have high blood glucose (blood sugarvels during pregnancy. Immediately after pregnancy,5 to 10 percent of women with gestational diabetes are found to have diabetes,usually type 2. All women with gestational diabetes should be tested for diabetes 6 to 12 weeks after their baby is born. In many cases, their blood glucose levels show they are no longer considered to have diabetes at this time. But what many people dont realize is that having gestational diabetes increases a womans future chances of developing diabetes by 35 to 60 percent. Any woman who had gestational diabetes should get tested for diabetes and pre-diabetes at least every three years. This follow up testing is very important and usually consists of a simple blood test. Women with a history of gestational diabetes should also talk to their health care provider about earlier screening for gestational diabetes in future pregnancies. Children born from a mother who had gestational diabetes are at increased risk for obesity and diabetes,so its a good idea for mothers to let their childs doctor know that they had gestational diabetes and take steps to promote healthy habits for their child. Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesHad gestational diabetesExercises daily Busy?Buildphysicalactivityinto yourdayonestepatatime.Physical activity is an important part of maintaining a healthy weight and preventing type 2 diabetes. Set a goal to be active at least 30 minutes,5 days per week. If you have not been active,start slowly,building up to your goal. Take small steps to include physical activity in your dayto-day routine. Busy moms can use these tips to get started:Park your car farther away from the store,movie theater,your office,etc.Get your friends and family involved. Set a regular walking date,such as after dinner. Or do something that all ages can enjoy shoot hoops,take a bike ride, or just dance around the house.Take a walk during your lunch break or push the babys stroller around the mall. Dont just watch the kids at the playground ... play with them. Deliver a message to a co-worker in person instead of by e-mail,and take the stairs instead of the elevator. Exhausted from a busy day and just want to plop on the couch in front of the TV? Use the commercial breaks to stretch,take a quick walk around your home, do some sit-ups,or march in place. For more information,visit the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP.YourDiabetesInfo.org/GDM.F AMILY FEATURES Gestational diabetes is diabetes that is found for the first time when a woman is p regnant. If you had gestational diabetes when you were pregnant,you and your child from that pregnancy have a lifelong risk for developing diabetes,a serious disease that can lead to health problems such as heart disease,blindness,kidney disease and amputations. The good news is there are steps you can take to prevent or delay diabetes and lower that risk for yourself and your child. omen with a history of gestational diabetes can lower their chances for developing diabetes by taking steps to reach and maintain a healthy weight,making healthy food choices,and being active, according to Judith Fradkin,M.D., of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Keeping a healthy lifestyle as a family is good for everyone.Keepuphealthy habitsevenafter thebabyisborn.Many women who have gestational diabetes see a dietitian or a diabetes educator to guide them in developing healthy habits during pregnancy. But what many women dont realize is that its just as important to keep up with those healthy habitseven after the baby is born. If you are a woman who had gestational diabetes,it is important to get tested for diabetes 6 to 12 weeks after your baby is born,and atleasteverythreeyearsafterthat. It is also important to reach and maintain a healthy weight by making healthy food choices,such as following an eating plan lower in fat and calories and high in fiber, and being active for at least 30 minutes,5 days a week. Even if women do not reach their goal weight,research shows that maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help reduce risk.Satisfies her cravings in a healthy way by adding a tablespoon of peanut butter to a smoothie Practices portion control by occasionally eating one 100-calorie cookie packEnjoys walking with her kids at the park,on the boardwalk,and at the beachFavorite healthy snacks:raw veggies and salads HEALTHYLIVING


C M Y K ATLANTA(APThe popes U.S. ambassador praised American bishops Wednesday for confronting the government over religious liberty issues, including resisting the mandate from President Barack Obamas administration that health insurance cover birth control. Archbishop Carlo Vigano, the papal nuncio based in Washington, noted that the advocacy required a delicate approach in the context of a presidential election. But Vigano said the concerns were so worrisome that bishops had to act. It goes without saying that the Catholic Church in the United States is living in a particularly challenging period of its history, Vigano told an Atlanta meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Of course, I am thinking of the whole question of freedom of religion and of conscience. The bishops plan two weeks of rallies and prayer services on religious freedom leading up to July Fourth. Vigano called the religious freedom campaign praiseworthy, saying, It has my full support. The national gathering is the bishopsfirst since dioceses filed a dozen lawsuits against an Obama administration mandate that most employers provide health insurance covering birth control. The rule generally exempts houses of worship, but faith-affiliated hospitals, charities and schools would have to comply. Obama has offered to soften the rule for religious employers by requiring insurance companies to cover the cost instead of religious groups. The administration has been taking public comment while working out the details, but bishops have said that the changes proposed so far havent gone far enough. Many Catholics across the political spectrum have said they agree a broader religious exemption is needed for the mandate. But critics have said that the lawsuits appear politically partisan, especially duringa presidential election. Most bishops dont want to be the Republican party at prayer, but their alarmist rhetoric and consistent antagonism toward the Obama administration often covey that impression, said John Gehring, of the liberal advocacy group Faith in Public Life.Fla. atheists organizing, part of national effortTALLAHASSEE Florida atheists are organizing to advocate for the separation of church and state. The Secular Coalition of Florida plans to hold an organizing conference call June 26. Its the state chapter of the Secular Coalition for America. The group plans chapters in all 50 states. Edwina Rogers, executive director of the national group, said some of the most egregious violation of church-state separation are being promoted and passed on the state level. She cited Amendment Eight on Floridas November ballot. The proposed state constitutional amendment would repeal Floridas ban on government funding of religious organizations and replace it with a provision that would do the opposite. Also, Florida has a new law letting school districts pass policies allowing students to give prayers and other inspirational messages at public events. C hurch of the Way to host simulcastSEBRING AJoel Rosenberg s imulcast will be held at The Church of the Way, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. In this three-hour event, Rosenberg will ask the following: Can America recover from its economic and spiritual challenges in time? Explain the gravity of the unprecedented spiritual, moral, ande conomic challenges facing America. Examine the what happens to America in the last days? Share fascinating lessons from the first Great Awakening in the 1700s, and the Second Great Awakening in the1 800s, and consider whether God is going to give us a Third Great A wakening (a dramatic outpouring of the Holy Spirit and a massive return to faith in Jesus before its too late). Answer your questions live. Using Facebook and twitter Rosenberg will t ake questions, including those that discuss what practical steps pastors and lay people can take to plead for Gods mercy in these dark times.Fife speaking at CrossroadsSEBRING Crossroads Fellowship C hurch will be having Dr. Dale Fife, author of The Secret Place and The H idden Kingdom as a guest speaker Sunday at 10 a.m. and also at 6 p.m. If you desire a better understanding ofh ow to pray to God, come and bring a friend or two. The church is at 605 S tate Road 66. Call 655-0212.Primetimers will host luncheonLAKE PLACID Prime Timers of First Baptist Church Lake Placid will host a covered dish luncheon at noono n Monday in the fellowship hall. Bring a covered dish to share and a friend. His Willing Vessels will be singing. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm S treet.VBS at First Baptist of APAVON PARK First Baptist C hurch of Avon Park at 100 N. Lake Ave. will host Vacation Bible School f or ages 3 through 12th grade June 1822. At 5 p.m. there will be a light supper and then VBS until 8:30 p.m.VBS at Sparta Road BaptistSEBRING Sparta Road Baptist Church invites all children age 5 through sixth grade to join Club VBS: SpaceQuest. E very day will include an exciting Worship Rally. These kids will take off t hrough adventure-filled Bible stories, create wonderful space crafts, taste out-o f-this-world snacks and blast off into creative recreations. The church has trained a fine team of teachers for this incredible adventure. The focus will be Exploring OurM ission with Jesus! Club VBS: SpaceQuest will be held at Sparta Road Baptist Church, 4400 Sparta Road, Monday through Friday, June 25-29, 6-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 382-0869.VBS at Emmanuel United ChurchSEBRING Registration is going o n now for VBS at Emmanuel United Church of Christ. This week-long program will be filled with exciting activities, lessons mini-worship services, music, arts and physical activities.P articipation is free and each child will be served a delicious dinner and sent home with a snack. Call 471-1999. The deadline to register is Sunday, July 15. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, June 15, 2012Page 9B FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; june ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 5 7 7 6 6 Courtesy photo Accomplished pianist and local resident Michelle Cann will present a vesper and recital at t he Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The church is at 1410 W. Avon Blvd. RELIGION Accomplished local pianist returns for hometown recital Snapshots Atonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING This is the third Sunday after Pentecost. Sermon will be based on the Gospel read-i ng of Mark 4:26-34. Remember our fathers; this Sunday is Fathers Day. The WELCAmeeting on Monday will continuer eview of Small Catechism and work on the pictorial history of church. Bring a dish to share for the noon luncheon.C hrist Lutheran Church, LCMSAVON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will preach as ermon titled Freed from Sins Prison. T he church is at 1320 County Road 64, east of the Avon Park High School.F or more information, call 471-2663 or search visit c hristlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Science ChurchS EBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning i s titled Is the Universe, Including Man, Evolved by Atomic Force? Thek eynote is from Psalms 89:8, 11, O Lord, God of h osts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? ... The heavens are thine, the earth a lso is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them. The church is at 146 N. F ranklin St.Christian Training Church S EBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing w ill bring the message titled Lean On Father att he Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is studying the Gospel of John. The Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING In observance of Fathers Day,P astor Cecil Hess is speaking on the subject Paul and Timothy Like Father and Son. The church, which meats in the clubhouse, is nondenominational and open to all. It is on U.S. 27, four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. For more information, call 382-1737.Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID Wednesday evening Bible study and discussion time is an informal setting with open discussion, currently looking at the Epistle to the Ephesians. This Sunday, church members will visit the Lake Placid Care Center at 1:45 p.m. for a brief worship service with the residents there. E astside Christian Church is at 101 Peace Ave., two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621. Call 465-7065.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. G eorge Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon Israels Next Top Model with Scripture taken from I Samuel 16:1-1 3. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on CountyR oad 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visits ebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchS EBRING This Sunday morning, the c hurch celebrates the Third Sunday after Pentecost with guest preacher John C. Zeile delivering the sermon titled Is Ignorance Bliss?S cripture will be taken from Mark 4:26-34. H e recently retired after 40 years of ministry in five congregations (Oklahoma,M issouri, Northern Virginia, South Florida and S outhern California). Hes also served more than 20 years as circuit counselor i n three LCMS districts and as a consultant in church administration and conflict resolution. He and his wife, Barb, relocated to LutheranH aven in Oviedo in February 2011 and plan to use Orlando as home base for travel and visiting their kids. V acation Bible School is next week from 6-8:15 p.m. M onday-Friday, June 1822, for ages 3 years oldu ntil fifth grade. Faith Child Development Center is open for Summer Camp. Call 385-3232 for more information. T uesday 5:30 p.m., Praise Team Practice is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Bible study on Esther (by Beth Moore) led by TraciR oberts is at 7 p.m. Faith's Closet/Thrift Shop offers donated items that are in good condition for resale. Overstocked items are offered at halfprice one week each month. Help is available to individuals who come to the thrift shop with an emergency need. The hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Phone 385-2782 (direct to Faiths Closet).First Christian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK The church will have an ice cream social at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Ice cream will Church News Continued on page 11B Popes rep applauds bishops fight with government


C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunFriday, June 15, 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 listingin this directory,call the NewsSun at 385-6155,ext.502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852.invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m.and 1 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m.Thursday. For information contact (239 0390.Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine;and Awaiting His Coming.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 471-0924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.The Rev. 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 at5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:4526556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship,6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday:Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service,7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone:453-4256.Fax:4536986.E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Regular Sunday schedule:8:30 a.m.orchestra rehersal;9 a.m.Library open;9:30 a.m.Sunday School;11 a.m. Morning Worship;11 a.m. Childrens Church;6 p.m.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.childres choir rehearsals;7 p.m.mission programs.Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m.and evening worship at 7 p.m.Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Call 453-6681 for details. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S.27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid).Your place for family, friends and faith.Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m.Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m.Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:information@fbclp.com.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet.First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E.Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.Telephone:385-5154.Dr. David E.Richardson, senior pastor; Rev.Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities;and Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.;Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Becky Gotsch, director.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S.Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D. Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m.Call thec hurch at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870.Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month.The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552. Home phone:214-3025.Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road.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 382-3 695 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. C onfessions 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 C elebration 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.; S unday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m.Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870.Phone:3850358 or 385-3435.The Rev.Ronald Norton, Pastor;Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p .m.Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875.Call 382-1343. Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off site Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N.Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings 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, FL3 3825.Minister:Don Smith. 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 (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 Fun is a relative quantity. One persons fun may be somebodye lses drudgery and pain. I know someone,and her name shall remain anonymous,whose idea of fun is rooting through thrift stores all day long. That concept of funh as never darkened the shadowy corridors of my mind. The idea of spending time in the park has to be amended to include one very important ingredient. Onm y own,I probably would not even think of going to the park. Not that I do not like the park,I just would not come up with the idea all by myself. Then,the important equation of f un is a little granddaughter. A day at the park by myself does n ot equal to very much fun. After all,I have talked to myself and I am rather boring. I have heard allm y stories before and by the time, I tell myself the story for the 19th t ime it is no longer funny. A day at the park with the granddaughter does equal fun. I think grandchildren are Gods way of reminding grandfathers howm uch energy we do not have and, for that matter,never had. T he date was set and my wife and I set off to take our little granddaughter to the park. On the main features of this park was am erry-go-round. I am rather certain they had merry-go-round when I was a child but for the life of me,I cannot remember the last time I took a spin. A s we set out for our destination in the park,I nonchalantly told the little granddaughter that there was a merry-go-round in the park. That was the end of my talk for the trip.T he whole way there,all she could talk about was the merry-go-round and how fast it went in how many ponies there were. By the time we got to the merry-go-round I had learned about all there is to knowa bout a merry-go-round from a 6year-old's viewpoint. A ccording to her,the merry-goround is about the most fun you could ever have in the whole widew orld. And,she emphasized, serious. W e rounded the corner,before us was the park and in the middle of the park was this mysterious,mystical merry-go-round. It elicited a deep heartfelt Wow,from they ounger member of our walking troop. S he immediately began running and pulling me along to the point where I had to walk a little faster than I normally walk. I mean,atm y age running is completely out of the question. And so,she ran,I shuffled enthusiastically and before long we were in front of the merrygo-round. Isnt it beautiful,grandpa,she almost whispered. We did not stand long admiring the merry-go-round. She let out a squeal and said,Come on,grandpa. Lets go ride the merry-go-r ound. My plans were very simple. I w ould let her get on the merry-goround,pay for the ticket,sit down on the bench and watch her gor ound and round and round. Well, that was my plan. She,on the other h and,had other plans. With almost superhuman force she drug me pass the admission gate,I hardly had enough time to pay for the ride and to the pony shew as going to ride. This is my pony,grandpa. W heres yours? I quickly searched my plans and could nowhere find any notation about riding a pony on a merry-go-r ound on this particular day. Instead,I helped her up on her pony and I stood by her and said, ll do this one together.She was too excited about riding them erry-go-round that she did not respond. I grabbed hold of one part of the pony,right next to us was another pony and I held onto that. Are we ready to go,grandpa? No sooner had she said that until the bell rang and the merry-goround began going round. And round. And round. Not only that,the pony she was o n,went up and down and the pony next to her that I was hanging onto w ent down and up. It was as if I was in perpetual motion. It seemed as if that merry-go-round ride last-e d 17 hours. Eventually,with my head spinning and my stomach d oing whatever stomachs do,we came to the end of our merry-goround. Being grateful that we have finished our ride,I proceeded to dis-e ngage her from the pony. However,that was not her plan. Oh,grandpa,just one more time. The problem with grandfathers is that nowhere in their vocabularyl urks in any fashion any sound resembling no.Consequently,we went round on the merry-go-round just one more time. I learned a deep lesson that a fternoon. When a little granddaughter says just one more time, it is not in any literal sense of the word that they say it. Im not prepared to say how many times wew ent on that merry-go-round,needless to say,by the end of the afternoon I was in a complete whirl not knowing whither I was coming or whither I was going. As we walked over to get our ice c ream treat,I remembered what the apostle Paul said about Timothy. And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures,which are able to make thee wise untos alvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus(2 Timothy 3:15, K JV). The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in SilverS prings Shores. Call him at (352 4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. Visit www.whatafellowship.com. Lessons learned during a grandparents day at the park Guest Column Rev. James L. Snyder RELIGION


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, June 15, 2012Page 11B 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 g athers 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.TheW ay A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Monday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Like to sing? Come join the choir.Visitors always welc ome.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 L utheran 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 a.m.to 2 p.m.Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., Avon Park.Pastor:Rev.John C. Grodzinski.Sunday school at 8:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service.Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m.Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 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 a ctivities and groups include: Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com N ON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 H ammock 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 c lasses 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 Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail unity@vistanet.net.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Informal service, 8 a.m.;traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone:385-3234;Fax:385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Rev.W. Darrell Arnold, pastor.Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Email: faith@htn.net, Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m. Summer Camp (middle school a.m.to 3 p.m.daily.Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. 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:4536641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each m onth.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmys ebring.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 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 F riday of the month at 2 p.m.for women who love God and crocheting.Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Middle School Youth, 4 p .m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United Methodis t 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 Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.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.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP be provided; just bring your favorite toppings to share. F irst Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 4535334 or e-mail firstchris-t ianap@embarqmail.com. The church website is www.firstcchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Linda Ellisa nd Teresa Williams. Communion will be served b y Carol Chandler,Sandra Laufer and Catherine Baker. Greeters for today are MaryA nn and Charles Henry Thomas. T he pastors sermon for this Fathers Day is titled The Prodigals Father, taken from Luke 15:20. For additional informat ion,call the church office at 385-0352. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday morning,the pastors sermon is titled "FamilyU nity" based on Matthew 23:1-12. Special music will be provided by Bob and Maxine Johnson. T he adult Sunday school class will begin the Ray Vanderlaan series of touring the Holy Land. There will no Family G athering meeting Sunday night due to Fathers Day. The church is at 215 E. C ircle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For questions,call4 53-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringS EBRING Gods Plan, Part IVis the title of S unday mornings sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Monday,June 18-22 is summer camp from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (registration r equired). Call the church o ffice for details and to register at 385-0107. Monday is the deacons meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday is the Vision Committee meeting at 3 p.m.G race Pointe ChurchSEBRING Grace Pointe Church Ministries is at 200 Lark Ave.,Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. Home Bible Study the s eries continues Tuesday w ith Seeing What Abraham S aw.Call (863 for directions. Sunday morning worship is a day to honor all fathers a nd encourage them to be t he kind of father that will give their children a strong e xample of the love of God. F or information,go to www.gracepointeministries.n et.Heartland Christian ChurchS EBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday will be The Friend at Midnight,with Scripture from Luke 11:1-13. The service will also include:F athers Day Gifts by Sandi Bernardo and Amanda Armentrout. Middle School Heartland Singers will sing Blessed be the Name. V acation Bible School is from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The public is welcome. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South inS ebring (behind Publix Phone number is 314-9693.M emorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID The pastor will preach Sunday ont he subject An Obedient Fatherwith the Scripture lesson from Genesis 22 att he summer Heritage Service. Jack Sanders will be s ong leader. Amberlee Rodgers and Claude Burnett will provide special music. P astor Fred Ball will preach at the Celebration S ervice. Pastor Claude Burnett will preach at the New Song contemporary service in Rob Reynolds Hall. Saturday,June 16 is a youth car wash and pulled pork lunch at the lighthousef rom 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as a fund raiser for their missions trip to the Union Mission in West Virginia. Cost is $5 each. T he church is at 500 Kent Ave. Call 465-2422 for information.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Making A Fresh Start,ist aken from Leviticus 25. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the Fathers Day message int he Sunday morning and evening worship services. The Wednesday evenings ervice will be praise,prayer and Bible study in Galatians. S unday evening,June 24, will be the end-of-themonth-sing and fellowship.St. John United Methodist Church SEBRING Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr. will bring on Sunday the message What Do You See?Biblical reference is from 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13. V acation Bible School will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday,June 18-22. The Church of the Way EFCASEBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaums message is Principles ofP rayer. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,June 16 will be a world-wide simulcast with Joel Rosenberg as he tacklest his time of choosing. Is America headed for implosion or revival? He will alsot ake questions through Twitter and Facebook. Vacation Bible School will b e held Monday through Saturday,June 25-30. T he Church of the Way EFCA is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The pas-t or is Reinhold Buxbaum. The church phone is 4716 140. The pastors cell is 273-3674. For church information and the pastors messages go to www.thewaychurch.org. C ontinued from page 9B RELIGION Church News


C M Y K By TRAVIS LOLLER A ssociated PressNASHVILLE,Tenn. Four months ago,twoA frican-American pastors stood in a hallway of the Southern Baptist Conventions Nashville headquarters looking at ar ow of white faces. The portraits of the 56 convention presidents since the denominations 1845 founding are in large picture frames holding several por-t raits each. The final frame holds empty slots. They got a space for Fred,right there,one of the men said. Got a spacep icked out for him. Fredis the Rev. Fred L uter Jr.,the man poised to become the first African American president of the nations largest Protestant denomination when conven-t ion delegates vote next week in New Orleans. I s a big step for a denomination that was formed out of a pre-CivilW ar split with northern Baptists over slavery and for m uch of the last century had a reputation for supporting segregation. I n recent years,faced with growing diversity in America and declining m embership in its churches, the denomination has made a sincere effort to distance itself from that past. Many Southern Baptists believe the charming and charismatic Luter is the man who canl ead them forward. Luters rise through the Southern Baptist ranks has been a slow and steady process,the result of the hard work,leadership and creativity that allowed himt o turn a struggling innercity church of 50 members into the largest Southern B aptist church in Louisiana by weekly attendance. The 55-year-old grew up in New OrleansLower 9th Ward,the middle of fivec hildren raised by a divorced mother who worked as a s eamstress not to make ends meet,but just to make them kind of wave at eacho ther,he said. The family walked to a l ocal Baptist church every Sunday and Luters mother made sure all the children a ttended. Luter drifted away from religion after leaving home for college,but at age 21 he found himself making ap romise to God that he has kept to this day. After a near-fatal motorcycle accident landed him in the hospital,I said,God,ify ou save my life,ll serve you for the rest of my life, L uter said. He survived and soon b egan preaching on street corners every Saturday with a group of friends from c hurch. e had no training,he said. We were just really excited about what God was doing in our lives and wew anted to share it with others. We got ridiculed a lot. L uter kept it up for nine years before someone suggested he apply to becomet he pastor at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church. F ormerly a white church,the membership had changed to African-American with c hanging demographics of the neighborhood. When I came to Franklin Avenue it was a bunch of women and kids,Luters aid. You could count the number of men on one hand. So Luter bought a payper-view TV boxing matchb etween Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns and told t he women in his church to invite every man they knew. A bout 25 men showed up, some of whom didnt realize they were coming to the pastors house,Luter said. Nonetheless,they happily dumped their beer to go ina nd see the match. Afterward,Luter invited them to come to church. The boxing match was on a Friday night and thef ollowing Sunday fiveof those guys were at church, Luter said. He recognized them during the service and all the women started applauding. After church,t hey lavished attention on the men. The next Sunday there were more men,Luter said. Once we started the mensp rogram we found that men draw not only other men,but m en draw women. Word started spreading. As the church grew and began leading the state in baptisms,Luter started tod raw notice. In 1995,he was invited to preach at the past ors conference held in the two days before the Southern BaptistC onventions annual business meeting. J ames Merritt,who would later become SBC president, had never met Luter or heardh im preach when he brought him to the conference on a recommendation from a coll eague. Merritt was simply trying to add diversity to the e vent. He got much more than he had hoped for. Merritt was on the speakers platform facing the audience of 15,000 to2 0,000 when Luter began to preach. They were electrified, he said. You could tell by their body language he had them in the palm of his hand. A s Luter tells it,that conference put him on the map. Page 12BNews-SunFriday, June 15, 2012www.newssun.com GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 6/15/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 5 7 7 5 5 Several years ago,my g randdaughter,who was not yet 2 years old,was spending time with us. My wife had a hair appointment in Columbus,Ohio,so I droveh er to the hairdressers, dropped her off,and headed for the nearest McDonalds to get my granddaughter her favorite nuggets and fry fries. N ormally this would be no big deal,but the Columbus s chools were out of session that day,and it seemed that every kid in the area was atM cDonalds. We found the end of one of six lines and w aited patiently.After what seemed like hours,we reached the counter and gave the girl our order,a sandwich for me,fries andn uggets for Tayler,and two drinks. I paid for the order,picked up the tray with one hand, and holding Taylers hand int he other,started to turn. Tayler,as children often do, d ecided that Papwasnt moving fast enough,and bolted forward,setting off ac hain reaction. The tray shook,then tilted,and I stood helplessly watching t he sandwich,the nuggets, and the drinks slide slowly t oward the edge. I couldnt turn back to the counter without letting go of Taylers hand,so I did the next best thing. I stood there andw atched the entire order,one item at a time,fall from the tray to the floor. Of course,Tayler thought this was great fun and spun back toward the counter in time to get a shower fromt he one drink that hit the counter edge and exploded S prite everywhere. I was grateful that she had on a dark outfit. Maybe her grandma wouldnt notice the mess. S ome employees came out and cleaned up our mess, and helped to clean up Tayler. They kindly replaced the order,and I tried again. I had seen a seat toward the rear of the building,and with a firm grip on Taylers hand,I inched my way through the crowd. At first I thought the people were being kind,as they moved aside letting us through. Then I realized that they were simply staying clear of an impending disaster. Just as I started to place the tray on the table top, Tayler,God bless her,decided that we were going the wrong way,and made a quick move in the opposite direction,which set off another chain reaction. The tray shook,tilted,and once again,I watched in horror as the entire contents of the tray hit the floor. Once again,the employees were gracious,and cleaned up the mess,but this time they suggested that I wait at t he table while they brought the order to me,something that I was embarrassed enough to appreciate and accept. Things finally settled d own and I began to eat my sandwich. Tayler had eaten m ost of her food when I noticed that she had turned sideways and had a veryi ntense look on her face. Now inside,I knew what this l ook meant,but I was in strict denial. Then I noticed that the aroma of French fries and burgers was now mingled with an all toof amiliar,very unpleasant odor. Are you OK Tayler?I asked. To which she responded,I poo poo,PapP ap. Now let me tell you,Pap P ap doesnt do poo poo. I had avoided changing those foul smelling diaperst hrough my other grand kids, and had no intention of starting with this one. A mid grins and knowing smiles from wise mothers,I c arried Tayler to the car,trying for all the world to not spread the damaged area. I carefully strapped her into the car seat,gagging as theh eated interior of the car, amplified what already smelled like a cesspool. I then put the windows down and drove to the hairdressers praying that Dolores would be done and knowingt hat she would not. Fresh air is good for you,particularly w hen it blows the smell of poo poooutside. After accepting the fact that I was elected to change the diaper,I placed Tayler int he back of the SUV and tried to clean her up,at arms length,while holding my breath and trying not to allow any poo to touch bares kin. As I undid the fasteners,I discovered that the affected area had now grown and covered much more than it would have if I had just done this at the McDonalds. I succeeded in repairing the damageand other than my baptism of fire,or poo,neither of us was any worse for the wear. Since this happened, Tayler and I have had many laughs about it. I share the story with you to let you know,that God does indeed work everything for good for all of His kids. So the next time the world hands you a mess,even if its poo,turn it over to God and expect a blessing. Fred Jeans is chaplain at Kenilworth Care & Rehabilitation Center. When life hands you a mess, find Gods blessing Guest Column Fred Jeans RELIGION RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridas paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Molly Hennessy-Fiske/Los Angeles Times/MCT The Rev. Fred Luter Jr. stands outside a house in New O rleans renovated by members of his neighboring Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, Oct. 27, 2010. Luter is poised to become the first black president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the country's largest Protestant denomination. Southern Baptist Convention set to elect first black president NEWS-SUN 385-6155


C M Y K By CHRISTY LEMIRE A P Movie CriticJ ust when you thought youd never hear Def L eppards Pour Some Sugar on Meagain outside of a strip club comes Rock of Ages,a shiny,splashy homage to the decadence of1 980s rock nroll. Specifically,were talking about 1987 on the Sunset Strip,the birthplace of bands like Guns NRoses and Poison,and all the bighaired,eye-linered debauch-e ry that defined that scene. Your enjoyment of this music al,based on the Tony-nominated Broadway show,will depend greatly on your enjoyment of this music because director AdamS hankman (Hairspray crams in a lot of it. Did you make out in a car with your high school honey past curfew to Skid Ros IR emember You? If your answer is yes,youll probably have a good time,even though the movie lasts an awfully long time. Theres way too much Foreigner on the soundtrack for my personal liking,and no one ever needs to hear Starships We Built This Cityplayed in public (or in private for that matter),even ironically. Journes Dont Stop Believin,the films climactic final number,has the misfortune of having grown tiresome in recent years between its inclusion on Gleeand The Sopranos finale. And if were really being nitpicky,some of thes ongs featured here,like the Extreme ballad More Than Words,didnt even exist yet. Still,if this era was a f ormative time in your life and youre feeling a yearning for kitschy nostalgia, Rock of Agesprovides a sufficiently fun little escape. Aqua Net! Wine coolers! Men with ponytails! We were so lame. Sure,the characters are all broad types,from freshfaced newcomers with dreams of stardom to grizzled,cynical veterans whove seen it all. And sure, their antics are glossed-up and watered-down compared to reality to ensure a PG-13 accessibility. But the movie has enough energy to keep you suitably entertained,as well as a knowing,cheeky s treak that prevents it from turning too reverent and selfs erious. The impossibly adorable Julianne Hough stars as Sherrie,a wholesome blonde fresh off the bus fromO klahoma who hopes to make it as a singer in Los Angeles. Instead,she ends up working as a waitress at the venerable (and fictional) Bourbon Room,where sheq uickly falls for aspiring rocker Drew (Diego Boneta). B ut the club has lost some of its cache,to the distress of its owner (Alec Baldwin in long hair and a leather vest) and his right-hand man( Russell Brand,being Russell Brand),so there hoping a performance from rock god Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise,easily the best parto f the film) will keep them alive. Stacees sleazy manager (a well-cast Paul Giamatti, whos also game enough to sing) merely wants to continue milking his notoriously unreliable client. With a bandana tied around his long,wild tresses, aviator sunglasses and fur coat over his bare,tatted chest,Cruise is clearly aping Guns NRoses lead singer Axl Rose. (And speaking of apes,everywhere the character goes,hes accompanied by his pet baboon named Hey Man). But the swagger is reminiscent of his supporting role in Magnolia, s till his best work yet. Cruise gives a performance t hats intensely weird and weirdly intense; its sexy and funny and a great fit for his own status as a rock star among actors. U nfortunately,this film version (with a script from Chris DArienzo,who created the stage show,Allan Loeb and Justin Theroux) also feels the need to cram in a subplot about the self-r ighteous,uptight wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones L .A.s mayor (Bryan Cranston),whos on a crusade to clean up the Strip. Even though the Chicago stars intentionally rigid per-f ormance of Pat Benatars Hit Me With Your Best Shotis good for a laugh, the whole story thread seems like a feeble attempt ati njecting tension. Far more effective is the presence of Mary J. Blige as the strip club owner with a heart of gold who takes Sherrie under her wing when life in Los Angeles gets too tough. The second she struts into a room and opens her mouth,she just blows everyone else away a powerful reminder of how a superstar can truly rock. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, June 15, 2012Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 5 7 7 9 9 DIVERSIONS D avid James/MCT A lec Baldwin, left, as Dennis Dupree and Russell Brand as Lonny in New Line Cinema's rock musical Rock of Ages, a W arner Bros. Pictures release. Rock of Ages revels in tons of big-haired kitsch Movie Review Rock of Ages Rating: R (sexual content, suggestive dancing, heavyd rinking and language) R unning time: 123 minutes R eview: (of 4 NEW YORK (AP) Tom Cruise was in Manhattan to collect an award,and,yes, promote a movie. On Tuesday night,the actor received the fourth ever Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award,placing him in the same company as Douglas Fairbanks,Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra. The evening was a toast,not a roast. Alec Baldwin presided at the Waldorf-Astoria,where speakers included such former co-stars as Cuba Gooding Jr. and Kevin Pollak. Robin Thicke and Corinne Rae Bailey were among the musical performers. Many had stories about working with Cruise and his impact on them. Baldwin joked that any time he finds himself taking on too many tasks at once,he hums the theme from Mission: Impossible.Pollak,who appeared with Cruise in A Few Good Men,remembered being in awe of the unusually large and perfect penCruise used for marking his script. The actor soon had a pen sent to Pollaks trailer, then sent him a second one when Pollak worried about losing the first. The capper: Pollak still carries one of the pens with him and showed it off to the crowd. Cruise said during his acceptance speech that his wife,actress Katie Holmes, was out of the country. But he did bring their 6-year-old daughter,Suri,who not only got to stay up late,but to take in an R-rated tribute in keeping with the Friars tradition of blue humor. Gooding cracked a couple of shower jokes,Pollak made some suggestive comments about the size of Cruises pen and when he made a reference to banging,he didnt mean on a drum. A few f-bombs were dropped,notably a barrage on film by Cruise during a highlight reel of his career,a reel that featured Cruise kissing Cameron Diaz,Renee Zellweger and other leading ladies. Tom Cruise receives Friars Icon award in NY Dear Abby: I need to get something off my chest.M y son and his wonderful or so I thought girlfriend,just broke up. OK, she dumped him. Out of the blue,with no warning,s he slept with another guy and the next day she told my son it was over. I am devastated. This is a girl I loved. He hadnt proposed yet,but my sonw anted to marry her. She was going to be my daught er-in-law,the mother of my grandchildren holidays,birthdays,weekendsi n the park,the beach,our house,their house,the w hole nine yards. Now I dont know who has cried more,me or my son. I know its none of my business and I have to lett hese two kids work it out for themselves if there is a nything salvageable. But Abby,Im hurting too. Im so tired of people t elling me I have no right to have an opinion about t his,much less express it. I dont want to call her yet, but maybe someday Id liket o just say Im sorry this happened. Im disappointed and would at least like to s ay goodbye. I cant believe Im never g oing to see her again. If somehow,by the grace of God,they can put this back together,I will forever keep my mouth shut,but int he meantime,Im just sitting here A Broken-Hearted Mom Dear Mom: Clearly you are hurting,and Im sorry for it. But young love canb e unpredictable,and its obvious that your sons g irlfriend wasnt ready for the kind of future you have fantasized about. If youre smart you will start thinking about thisw ith your head rather than your heart. While what happened is extremely disappointing it could have been worse. She could haveb een married to your son and the mother of your grandchildren when she slept with another man and decided to bolt. Be grateful she wasnt. Dear Abby: Im a contented,widowed,retired elementary school teacher. I live in the same condo complex as my fraternal twin sister and her seventh husband. She has always been a cougar never satisfied with what she has. Shes attractive and looks1 5 years younger than her age. F or almost a year she has been pen pals with a handsome man 30 years her jun-i or. They exchange naughty nude photos and have p hone sex. She likes the fantasy,but he wants it to become reality by flying across country for a long, steamy weekend. Itsi nevitable that this will happen. I worry for her s afety. She says she can handle it. What should I do,if anything? NeverC eases to Amaze Me Dear Amazed:I can u nderstand your concern, however,your sister is well past the age of 21. Fromy our description of her history she has been around this block many times. She k nows the territory. If I were you,d worry less a bout her safety and more about his. Dear Abby: Is it appropriate to visit a house youg rew up in years ago and expect to be treated to a tour? Should one expect the current owners to accept you and invite you into the house,which is now theirs? How is thish andled? Moving On In Tampa D ear Moved On: If one is smart,one does not expect anything from strangers because it suggests a feeling of entitle-m ent. Chances of being allowed inside would be better if the homeowner was given some advance notice,like a short notee xplaining that you were raised in that home and asking if you could be admitted. Thats how Id handle it. D ear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Mother is crushed when girl of her dreams dumps son Dear Abby


C M Y K LIVING 14B PA GE News-Sun Friday, June 15, 2012 AND FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO BE PAMPEREDMichelle Brown of Newport Beach, Calif.,works in the cosmetics industry, and she has a few ideas for helping your skin and hair survive a day at the beach. She uses Caudalie-brand grape water on her skin; the grape extract has a moisturizing effect. I find this stuff is awesome in your beach bag,especially on a hot day. The hair can get ravaged by salt air or water,so she uses an oil called argan,used as a condiment in Morocco like olive oil. You coat your hair with it,putting a barrier between the water and your hair. To tote all her beach gear,she just ordered a Radio Flyer all-terrain wagon. Once youre out there,youve got to make sure you havent forgotten anything. Being unprepared can make for an abbreviated beach visit.USE SUNSCREENThis summer,make sure you stock up on sunscreen. Does it matter which sunscreen you buy? Consumer Reports tested some popular brands,and found it does,but the best choices are not necessarily the most expensive. Of the 18 popular products Consumer Reports tested,none rated excellent in all four categories:UVA and UVB protection,UVB protection after being in the water,and staining fabrics. All Terrain Aqua Sport lotion rated best,scoring 88 of 100 possible points. Thirteen products scored 70 or higher. Consumer Reports gave best buykudos to No-Ad with Aloe & Vitamin E SPF 45 and Walgreens Continuous Spray Sport SPF 50. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has postponed until December implementation of its new rules that aim to simplify labels on sunscreen products; the rules include requiring products claiming protection against UVB and UVA rays broad-spectrum protection to pass a critical wavetest,which Consumer Reports included in its assessments. It put the products through their paces on people before and after they went into fresh water and on clear plastic plates. Seven of the sunscreens passed the critical wavtest and were rated ery goodagainst UVA rays and excellent against UVB rays. Two products Alba Botanica Natural Very Emollient Sunblock Sport SPF 45 and Banana Boat Kids Tear-Free Sting-Free SPF 50 plus failed the critical wavelength test,Consumer Reports said. The SPF value refers to the products protection against UVB radiation what causes sunburn. UVA radiation causes the skin to age and contributes to skin cancer,said Karen Rauen,Consumer Reports director of Health and Consumer Science Operation. Consumer Reports recommends people use a water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30; above that,it says,theres little additional protection. The FDA delayed compliance with the new measures to avert a sunscreen shortage this summer,said Lydia Velazquez of the FDA. The new labeling will tell consumers on the back of the product that sunscreens labeled as both broad spectrumand with an SPF of 15 or higher can protect against sunburn and reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. Los Angeles Timesyou to run more gingerly,as you would on a harder surface,like dirt. He advises against those minimalist shoes,like the ones with the toes,which are supposed to feel more natural. Those are OK once youve learned how to run correctly,Saxton said. But for beginners,youll still slam your feet into the soft sand. Youre giving up the support,but not getting the feedback. Your body doesnt feel it,but the impact is still going up through your body.LAURIE MCADAM/MCT MCT o metimes a trip to the beach is a spur-of-the-moment thing.After all,who wants to spend all morni ng packing enough gear for the Lewis and Clark expedition? But there are a few essentials no beachgoer should be without.Other items arent exactly essential,but they can make an outing more pleasurable or if youre a parent,survivable.To make sure your excursion is both fun and safe,here are some tips for packi ng the beach bag right,as well as packing light. Landon Hall,The Orange County RegisterFOR FAMILIESS unscreen is the most important tool in the kit,but which kind? Make sure it h as a sun protection factor (SPF least 15; that level will block some 93 percent of the suns rays. Moving up toS PF 30 will block about 97 percent, but the protection only goes up in tiny increments from there. So SPF 100 is a g immick. F ind a brand that blocks both ultraviolet-A and B rays. UVB (which is what SPF measures) causes short-term dama ge like sunburns; UVA rays penetrate d eeper and can cause long-term damage l ike freckles and wrinkling. Both kinds of rays can elevate the risk of skin cancer. A ll the old rules still hold:Reapply every two hours; apply 20 minutes before arriving at the beach; dont skimp on the amount needed to cover all a reas of exposed skin; and make sure you get the ears and at the hairline. For infants and toddlers,choose a product thats more of a barrierand t hat includes zinc or titanium,says Dr. L auren Dwinell,a pediatrician with S outhern Orange County Pediatric A ssociates,based in San Clemente, Calif. If you use SPF-level clothing or s ome kind of shade,dont make the mistake of thinking that sun cant r eflect off the sand on a sunny day,or still reach the skin when its overcast. The overcast sun can be some of the strongest sun,Dwinell said. Wves een babies 4 or 6 months old come in w ith blisters on their faces. Another must-have:fresh water,in case of cuts. Children can get cuts c limbing on rocks or just playing in the s and if they step on a discarded broken b ottle or seashell. Wash a cut with seawater and youre guaranteed tears or howls of pain. Marcy Massura,a Yorba Linda,Calif.,public-relations profes-s ional and blogger,says she brings seve ral bottles of water labeled do not drink. Her two tween sons surf,and she takes a first-aid kit along every time. Not just in my car,but at the beach, s he says. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking,Oh,I have a Band-Aid in the car,but its too far away if you need it.FOR S URFERSOne morning at Salt Creek Beach in D ana Point,Calif.,I asked a couple of seasoned (i.e.,salt-and-pepper-bearded) surfers what they packed in their first-aid kits. What?one of thema sked. You know,emergency gear, just in case.e dont bring along any of that stuff,man,a goateed guy a nswered. We just grab our boards and go. His buddy,however,pointed toward his feet and said stingrays had stung him five times during the 40-odd years hed been surfing. Calves,back,hips, between my toes,he said. And the remedy? It really hurts until you can get h ome and put some hot water on it. If y ou dont have hot water,pee on it. Excuse me? Pee on it,he said again. Or have y our friends pee on it. This has been part of seaside folkl ore for generations:urine as therapy f or stings from rays or jellyfish. Jason Young,lifeguard chief for Orange C ounty Lifeguards,which beaches like Salt Creek and Aliso Creek in Laguna Beach,Calif.,says his father told him to do that when he got cut by a spikybacked ocean fish as a boy.And so he did it. Its somewhat of a wivestale, Young said. Wre aware that people s ay its a common treatment,but we would never recommend it. If a lifeguard has access to hot water, h e or she will help the victim soak the wound in a bucket of it for an hour or so. That not only makes the puncture feelb etter but breaks down the protein thats in the venom,to keep it from spreading. Ray stings are more common among people wading in shallow surf, compared with surfers,who are only w alking on the bottom until they can get onto their boards. Rays have to be stepped on to sting you,Young said. If a jellyfish stings you,the acid in vinegar can alleviate pain and stop the spread of venom (by contrast,urine isnt all that acidic). Make sure all parts of the tentacles are removed,either with tweezers or gloved hands. You also canr inse with sea water,but avoid fresh water,because it might prompt the release of more venom. If you ever step on a sea urchin,vinegar also can dissolve its tiny spines. As for the no-first-aid-kit thing, Young disagrees with the salty surfers. Hes been surfing for years and says its not uncommon for surfers to get cut by the fins of the board theirs or someone elses. Any smart surfer will carry bandaging equipment,he said.Items for your surfing bandage kit: Rolls or squares of sterile gauze Sharp medical scissors Waterproof first-aid tape Isopropyl rubbing alcohol or alcohol pads for small cuts and scratches Sterile cotton balls Moleskin bandages for blistering and tender skin Multiple sizes of Band-Aids TweezersFOR RUNNERSKen Bob Saxton,the guru of barefoot running,says he likes to run without shoes near his home in Sunset Beach. And hell see people running on the beach in shoes and wonder why they dont just take them off. Running barefoot on the sand,or the grass,isnt for beginners,however. For one,theres stuff hiding in there,he said,meaning glass and other debris. Two,running on a surface with a lot of give like the beach wont teach