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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 07-06-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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C M Y K By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The discussion of Sebrings Circle Park was filled with opinions Tuesday evening during the citys council meeting. The Circle Park improvement project was started last month with the removal of a few dead and old trees in a section of the park near the old Plum Tree. The vacant space was previously slated to be redone by adding two large oaks in to fill in the bare area. As Tuesdays meeting approached, city staff was contacted via email by CRA Commissioner Laurie Smith regarding an idea that would likely improve the Circles appearance. ill you please ask the council to consider not replacing the trees or bushes in the section in front of the old Plum Tree and just leave a nice grassy area? I think this would be an excellent area to put the CRAstage for concerts, Smith stated in the email. City council members discussed the suggestion in great detail before rendering a decision Tuesday evening. I think it was a great suggestion on Lauries (Smith This will give more room for the stage and give people more room, said Council member Andrew Fells. Council President John Griffin disagreed. I went out there Saturday afternoon and sat with Gene (Brenner NEWS-SUNH ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, July 6-7, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 84 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 93 74C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A Partly sunny with a T-storm in the P.M. F orecast Question: Was the county commission wrong when it fired Ricky Helms on Tuesday? Next question: Will the Obama health c are plan have a negative effect on small business? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online O bituaries Timothy Van White Age 46, of Lake Placid Ruth Wertenberg Age 91, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 86.6% No 13.4% T otal votes: 134 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Local Golf News3B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion8B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, financial goals; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 0 0 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING MaryAnn Lewis, Ed.D is running for the District 3 seat on The School Board of Highlands County. She is originally from Berwick. Pa., became a Navy wife, and settled in Miami raising two children after her husband separated from the service. When she was young Lewis thought of medicine as a career, but after working six months in an ontological hospital she knew it wasnt for her. That was when she discovered teaching. I found my passion, she said. I just love teaching, sharing knowledge and my experience. Lewis wants more openness in school board C ANDIDA TE P ROFILE Courtesy photo MayAnn Lewis, Ed.D is running for the District 3 seat on The School Board of Highlands County. PAGE12B Let freedom ring News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The skies over Lake Jackson lit up once again Wednesday as the city celebrated the Fourth of July with the annual fireworks show, which drew thousands of specators, many of whom took in the show from the water. See LEWIS, page 3A Tree plan for Circle changes News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency suggests leaving space available to set-up a stage during community events rather than planting new trees at Circle Park in Sebring. See CIRCLE, page 3A B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comS EBRING County commissioners felt confident Thursday that thec ountys budget would be done on time despite losing 38 years of budgeting experience when County AdministratorR icky Helms was fired on Tuesday. The final numbers were not ready for public release onT hursday, according to Gloria County ready for budget discussions Helms See BUDGET, page 3A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK City Manager J ulian Deleon told the News-Sun Thursday morning that he will be t elling the council the city will be in a position to lower the millage rate for the coming fiscal year. The current millage rate is 5.8745. As a result of restructuredo perations, reduced operating costs, growth through annexations and utili ty revenues we have developed a proposed budget for 2013 which sets the preliminary millage rate at 3.95. D eleon said the move will save the AP to look at lowering property tax See AP, page 3A Making a splashL ocal swim teams do well a t T-Bay Invitational SPORTS, 1BWriting awardsA Pstudents honored for D .A.R.E. essays SPORTS, 1B Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and


C M Y K E ven while Spc. Arronn Fields was in Afghanistan, he was working on his favorite project: restoring a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1. He was ordering car parts to the U.S., the sol-d iers older sister, Sgt. Cali Cavanary, told The U nknown Soldiers. There were boxes from FedEx everywhere. The Indiana native had an affinity for muscle cars, anda lmost nothing mattered more to him than making his prized Mustang whole again. But when Spc. Fields got the opportunity to deploy toA fghanistan, the soldier felt an obligation to serve, even though hed already fought in Iraq. If I dont go, then someone married with kids will have to and that wouldnt be right, Sgt. Cavanary quoted her brother as saying before his January deployment. Not surprisingly, Fields job in Afghanistan was to drive military vehicles. And he treated U.S. Army property exactly like his precious Mustang: with reverence. He named his vehicle over in Afghanistan Mona, Cavanary said. He detailed it and took pride in it. Despite a substantial age gap, Fields and his big sister shared a special bond since c hildhood. He was kind of like my little kid in a sense, Cavanary explained. I was always constantly watchingh im ... being put into that kind of parental role of taking care of him. When his older sister joined the Indiana National Guard, Fields was watching closely. I remember when I graduated from basic training in 2002, he came down to Fort Hood, Texas, she recalled. He was really proud of me and had a big smile on his face. Fields followed in his sisters footsteps a few years later. While Cavanary was worried to see her little brother deploy to Iraq, he made it home safely in December 2008. e didnt talk about Iraq v ery much, she said. Soldiers sometimes dont want to talk about it. Back in Indiana, Fields would do his duty by day and work on his car by night. But as Fields contin-u ed to mature, particularly after his first deployment, C avanarys admiration for her brother continued to grow. He was a better soldier than me, to be honest withy ou, Cavanary said. When it came time to leave for Afghanistan, the soldiers sister had an Page 2ANews-SunFriday, July 6, 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 July 1 71121284346x:4Next jackpot $3 millionJune 30 132650515253x:4 June 27 2718293544x:4 July 4 16101536 July 3 25212635 July 2 2023272836 July 1 1219212331 July 4 (n 7475 July 4 (d 2612 July 3 (n 7679 July 3 (d 5413 July 4(n 58 6 July 4 (d 798 July 3(n 616 July 3 (d 309 July 3 63133441 June 29 2528333411 June 26 92128355 June 22 112331446 July 4 1419353956 PB: 33Next jackpot $70 millionJune 30 715204144 PB: 22 June 27 634404658 PB: 6 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball Lottery Center Serving sister hopes to honor brothers memory S pc. Arronn Fields and his older sister, Sgt. Cali Cavanary, smile before his January deployment to Afghanistan. Spc. Fields was killed in combat on May 21. Photo courtesy of Sgt. Cali Cavanary HOA meets MondayS EBRING The monthly meeting of the Highlands County HOA will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at 3240 Grand PrixD rive (two blocks west of the Sebring Walmart store). The meeting will feature a talk on emergency preparedness and the secondp art of the meeting will be a candidate forum with the thre candidates for the State House of Representatives for District 55. T he public is welcome and we will have coffee, tea and donuts.R ide to benefit Town FamilyLAKE PLACID A merican Legion Rider Chapter 25 will host the Heather Town Benefit Ride,a ride for the mother of three children who lost her l ife while clutching to her 3-year-old daughter (Anne Marie) in a tornado that spun off of Tropical Storm Debby. Vehicles of all typesa re welcome. The ride will be S aturday, starting at the American Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid. Kick StandsU p at 10 a.m. Cost is $10 per hand for r ide; $10 each for steak dinner. Stops include Lake Placid Moose, SebringM oose, American Legion Post 69 Avon Park, Wolf Pack Clubhouse and A merican Legion Post 25 Lake Placid. E veryone is welcome. For more information, contact Kip Yokip Regnier, American Legion Post 25, phone 465-0975; cell (4138 87-8491; or e-mail: yokip@me.com. All proceeds go to the girls (donations of food, clothing, etc., will be accepted and delivered). Placid Post 25 will host.Aktion Club scrubs while duo entertainsAVON PARK Those who come out to get theirv ehicles washed Saturday at Duffers Sports Grille can also enjoy entertainment at the Dockside Bar. The Aktion Club will w ash vehicles and sell baked goods from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Duffers Sports Grille. Lee Allcorn and DaveM cDonald, members of the Longshot Band, will do a duet from 2-5 p.m. at Duffers Dockside Bar. Come get your car washeda t lunch time and then sit out on the dock to enjoy some country and original music. TheAktion Club, spons ored by the Kiwanis Club of Sebring, is a civic group comprised of individuals with disabilities in Highlands County. The clubr aises money to help local needy children and families during the holidays andt hroughout the year. Last year the club adopted 22 local needy childrenw ho have disabilities and purchased Christmas gifts f or them. The club also assembled Easter basekts for childrena t the Avon Park Community Child D evelopment Center. Other projects include helping NuHope Elder Care Services with a mailing, cleaning roadsides for KeepH ighlands County Beautiful and maintaining a garden at t he Avon Park Depot Museum. The public is encouraged t o stop by with their dirty vehicles to be washed and e njoy a sweet treat. Duffers will be open for customers to sit down in the air condit ioning to enjoy a snack or cold drink while they wait for their vehicle to be cleaned. All donations are appreciated. All fundsr aised go right back into the community. Duffers is at 2451 U.S. 27 South. For more details, call 452-1295, ext. 124.Ballroom dancers to be at EastsideL AKE PLACID Lake Placid ballroom dancers w ill be at Eastside Christian Church fellowship hall from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday. Pete Ruano will present Show YourC olors, a patriotic theme. Eastside Christian Church is two miles east of County Road 621 off U.S. 27. Cost is a $5 donationa t the door. CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Special to the News-SunThe Highlands County Sheriff's Office SpecialI nvestigations and Safe Neighborhoods Units stay v ery busy with cases, some more immediate in nature and others whichr equire long-term investigations. T he month of June was particularly busy with numerous investigations d uring which detectives developed leads and sought out evidence that will support long-term investigations with statea nd federal partners. In other cases detectives were able to develop sufficient evidence to support the application for andr eceipt of nine search warrants for drug related c rimes at various locations throughout the county. T he search warrants resulted in our detectives locating and seizing approximately 4p ounds of marijuana along with smaller amounts o f methamphetamine and cocaine. Ecstacy, Clonazepam, Diazepam and Alprazolam pills were also located in the possession of people who did not have a prescription for them. These drugs are killing our kids, Sheriff Susan Benton said. Just pick upa statewide or national newspaper, go online, or watch the national news and you will see this is a crisis. The Florida Sheriffs even have a special task force with our state and federal partners, which we participate in, targeting the illegal sale and possession of pills. The HCSO continues to recover as much property and cash as possible from offenders through the Florida Contraband Act. This law authorizes the seizure of personal property and cash that is identified through the investigation as items used to perpetrate crimes or the fruits of crimes. In addition to the drugs that were seized, six handguns were taken from convicted felons and two stolen handguns were recovered. There also was one vehicle seized along with a total of $5,499 in cash. Bentons General Counsel will be working with detectives to evaluate these items and will move to have them forfeited to the Office of Sheriff. Over the past year, nearly HCSO unit had busy June Benton B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Tuesday evenings brief Sebring City Council meeting covered a handful of topics, touching on parks and recreation to a scheduled shade meeting. C ity Administrator Scott Noethlich requested that council schedule an executive session (shade meeting the status of the firefighters union collective bargaining agreement. The unani-m ous vote set the meeting for July 17. The Community Redevelopment Agencys Robin Hinote, along with lands cape architect Chad Clouser, presented the council with a revised landscape design of Gateway Park. The park, on a lot between South Ridgewood Drive and Lakeview Drive, has been in the worksf or a few months now. The CRAsought approval of an illuminated, electronic sign in the park to advertise downtown events. Council members John Clark and Andrew Fellsi mmediately voiced their concerns regarding the CRAs plan for the sign. This council was adamant about not h aving a LED, lighted sign adjacent to residential property. That is the only problem that I have ... I dont think we should allow a lighted sign right there, Fells said. C lark spoke in agreement with Fells. I agree 100 percent ... Maybe the one exception of condition that I might consider is that it goes dark or off at night. Other than that, those kind of signs are Council discusses special events manual, proposed new park S ee COUNCIL, page 5A See HCSO, page 5A See SISTER, page 6A ST. PETERSBURG (AP Authorities say a woman has survived a fall from the Sunshine Skyway bridge near St. Petersburg. The Tampa Bay Times reports a traffic camera captured images of a woman stopping her vehicle near the center of the bridge and jumping off the side early Thursday morning. ASt. Petersburg fire Rescue crew found her in the water and took her to Bayfront Medical Center. Authorities say the woman who appeared to be in her late 30s was listed in critical condition. Further details were not immediately available.4 charged with robbing woman 3 times in LakelandLAKELAND (AP Authorities say four people have been charged with robbing a central Florida woman three times. The Polk County Sheriffs Office says the victim had been a landlord of one of the suspects The sheriffs office says he first robbery happened June 2 while the 68-year-old woman was getting ready to show a Lakeland house to a potential tenant. Donna Stark then was robbed at gunpoint two times, on June 10 and on Sunday, while she was walking to church. Woman survives jump from Sunshine Skyway Bridge


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, July 6, 2012Page 3A N ews-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY A von Park Public Safety Director John King presents Avon Elementary fifth-grader Keila Montelongo (above Helvey of Park Elementary with a plaque for their winning essays in a D.A.R.E contest. B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Two fifth graders, Ethan Helvey of Park Elementary School and Keila Montelongo of Avon Elementary School, were honored at theJ une 25 city council meeting. Both wrote winning pieces for the end-ofyear D.A.R.E. essay contest. Each year the police department has a D.A.R.E. program (in the schools P ublic Safety Director John King told the council and audience. At the conclusion of the program there is a celebration at (South Florida State College for all the students. What I would say to those criticize t he D.A.R.E. program as ineffectual is come to this celebration, providing their hearing can survive, so they can truly gauge the value of the program. King explained that at the conclusion o f the program each student writes an essay about what they have learned and how it affected them. Awinning essay is chosen from every class. This year we thought we would take i t one step better, King said, and award a student overall best from each elementary school. The police department selected the two winners. It is quite an accomplishment for all the winning students to be picked best of their class, (even more for Ethans and Keilas essays to be picked as winners representing theirr espective schools. In addition to the certificate, the two students won a gift certificate from the Olympic Restaurant for a complimentary dinner. Plain and simple, said Jimmy Tsakalos, who with his wife Marie ownsa nd operates the restaurant, I think its a good thing to do. We like to support the community whenever possible and this was a good thing. Helvey, Montelongo write winning D.A.R.E. essays Ive taught every grade, fourth through adult education. I was an administrator for 15 years in Miami. Ive volunteered in schools in Orlando, and at Hill-Gustat Middle School and the Kindergarten Center. Ive been teaching a master student class at (South Florida State College). The reason Im running is I think people should have a choice. I feel I have experience to offer having taught in different schools in different places. Ive seen other ways of doing things. Lewis understands a school board members role is very limited. She also understands that at the moment there may be particulars she doesnt know about. This is why she wants to examine the school districts budget line by line. She feels each school board member has to remain constantly aware of the districts financial situation in order to make useful decisions. She intends to be active. ou need to look for solutions, she said. We cant keep repeating theres a problem. You have to find ways of solving them. Somehow we have to be more open. To do that, You have to involve all the shareholders, Lewis said. They have to believe theyre involved. She wants to see school board meetings televised. Lewis has several areas of major concern. She said the budget is a priority, but recruiting, retaining and replacing good teachers is just as important. Im really concerned we are losing more teachers than we are getting, Lewis said, adding, I would volunteer to mentor every first-year teacher She feels the ongoing effort to evaluate teachers is a part of the retention problem. She wants to get more retired teachers involved and does not believe principals should be a part of the process. The principals come from the top; that makes teachers insecure, she said, adding she believes every principal should teach one class every semester. She also believes school board members have to work with and lobby the state legislature. Lewis said one person can make a difference and points to County Commissioner Don Elwell. He is kind of my role model, she said with a wide smile. Hes accomplished what he set out to do insisting on open meetings and using email and Facebook hes showing us the way. If I can be a short, female Don Elwell, well move in that direction. Ultimately, her top priority is the students. Im excited, she said. I really believe we can get the kids excited about learning. Continued from page 1A was hot. It was brutal. We need trees there for the shade otherwise people arent going to want to sit down there in that heat, Griffins aid. The second issue was the positioning of the stage. The current position allows little room for spectators to get a good view of enter-t ainment and speakers during events. With Smiths suggestion, a second line of electricity and an alternate location for the stage could be used. The sun sets right there. The people will be standing and looking right into the sun. Maybe we should plant a couple trees there to breaku p that sun, suggested Council member John Clark. Fells was adamant that planting additional trees in the same spot would be a mistake and would havet he Circle wind up in the same position it was when the project was started. ere trying hard not to create t he same issue we just had there, said Public Works Director Ken Fields in agreement with Fells. After a bit of confusion and headbumping about in which quadrant top lant trees, Fells clarified that the planting of trees is much easier than the removal. s easier to stick a tree in there t han digging it up, Fells said. Council member Scott Stanley thought the best bet would be to take the process slow. e can give it a try. Plant the o ne tree and then if its too much sun or becomes a problem we can a lways put in another tree, Stanley said. Fells made a motion to continue the Circle Park improvements by planting one 25-foot live oak tree ino ne quadrant of the circle (the other planned tree will not be planted right away) and have the CRAfund the additional electrical outlet for the second stage location. Them otion passed unanimously. Bids for tree will go out to in the upcoming weeks. Council directed CRAto vote on the same issue and bring revisionsa nd suggestions back to council before the final vote. Continued from page 1A Rybinski, public information officer for the county,a lthough budget meetings with commissioners are p lanned for today. The majority of the work for the budget is finished,a ccording to commissioners. They have not assembled their book yet, Rybinski said in response toa request for the budget work to date. July 17 is the first day the p ublic will get a look at the document, which is r equired to be finished and in balance on that date for commission approval by Florida Statute, according to Rybinski. It has to be balanced and presented by July 17, which is our next meeting. That means we should have something by theT hursday before, July 12, which is when the a genda packet is due to be finalized, Rybinski told the News-Sun on Thursday. With an estimated $2 million shortfall in the gen-e ral fund predicted by former county administrator Ricky Helms in June, the board will be faced with some hard questions abouts ervices such as libraries, parks and recreation and public safety. On Tuesday, Commissioner Don Elwell stressed his desire to postpone the termination of Helmscontract until after this budget season, expressing his desire to draw upon the 38 years of experience Helms had with budgets, but on Thursday Elwell said we are ready when asked about the budget process. The department heads have put their budgets together and presented them months ago. They are having meetings this week about putting it all together. We should have a good solid, balanced budget with some good options by the next meeting, Elwell said. Elwell has called the upcoming fiscal year to looking down a doublebarreled shotgun. Everyone is working hard to make it happen. We a re looking at an estimated $2 million in cuts. That does not seem so much ina n overall budget of $114 million, but when you are l ooking at just the general fund of $54 million with public safety taking about5 0 percent, that could be a significant percentage, Elwell said Thursday. E lwell explained that cuts were already in the w orks for some of the constitutional offices, like the Clerk of Courts. I think we may need about 1 percent froms ome of the constitutional budgets, Elwell said. On the other side of the vote to terminate Helms, Commission BoardC hairman Jack Richie, who opened the disc ussion on firing Helms in June, was confident the budget was close to completion. I am scheduled to get a b riefing tomorrow, and yeah, we are ready. Staff has done a good job getting the budget together and boiling it down, Richies aid Thursday. They know and we know there will have to be some adjustments, but the directors got that message last year, Richie added. There are a lot of assumptions out there about shortfalls, but I dont think the number is as bad as it sounds. We went line item by line item last year, and we can do that again if we need to do so, Richie said about the projected $2 million shortfall. e do have to be careful with the reserves. We need to make sure we have three to four months for reserves. We can get there, but we need to make sure we have a little more in the reserves in case we have a major hurricane, Richie said. C ontinued from page 1A average resident $1.925 per $1,000 in taxable property value. Even at the lower millage rate, Deleon said, the proposed budget also includes $245,824 set aside in contingency funds. The subject is on the agenda for tthe city council meeting scheduled for Monday. Deleon emphasized that lowering the millage rate in no way reflects the projected savings if the council selects to close down the police department and use the Highlands County Sheriffs Office instead. The tax relief is due to more efficient operations, Deleon said, it has noting to do with the police. The $2 million to cover the costs of the police department is still in the budget for the next fiscal year Deleon added that the city paid off 40 percent of its total debt in 2011-2012, reduced utility rates and garbage rates for all city residents. It has also provided new garbage carts for all city residents. Deleon expects to continue residential annexations. Once the millage rate has been advertised and submitted it cannot be raised, Deleon said, but it can be lowered. The rolled-back rate is 6.2419. The rolled-back rate would increase the tax revenue by approximately $515,417. Continued from page 1A Circle Park tree planting plan changed to leave open area I went out there Saturday afternoon and sat with Gene (Brenner was hot. It was brutal. We need trees there for the shade otherwise people arent going to want to sit down there in that heat.JOHNGRIFFIN city council member Budget process on schedule for county Elwell Deleon AP to discuss lowering millage rate Lewis running for school board seat TALLAHASSEE (AP State officials are urging private citizens to help the victims of Tropical storm Debby with cash donations to established relief organizations. In a release Thursday from the states emergency response team, Gov. Rick Scott and emergency operations director Bryan Koon said financial gifts are the best way to provide immediate help. Anyone wanting to help should contact a local volunteer center for instructions on providing assistance. Florida emergency management officials have already declared 11 Florida counties as disaster areas that are eligible for federal assistance. That assistance includes grants for temporary housing and home repairs and low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses. Other federal programs will help individuals and business owners recover from the flooding that resulted from the storm. Disaster officials say Debby is responsible for eight deaths. State officials urge cash donations for Debby victims


C M Y K ANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comM ITCH COLLINSE xt. 507mcollins@newssun.com C IRCULATIONT ONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Page 4ANews-SunFriday, July 6, 2012www.newssun.com Flowers has goals for officeE ditor: Im supporting David F lowers for Supervisor of Elections as I think he is the best qualified for the job. He has a masters degree in public adminis-t ration,has proved his leadership in several c apacities in the county and city of Avon Park,as well as being a successfulb usiness owner and manager. H e has earned many professional and community service awards from them any community and service organizations he has served in. There are too m any to be listed here. He is very active in c hurch activities. His goals are to increase voter education and participation,provide the best possible service to all citizens,andm ake sure that every vote counts. I am even changing my registration from Democratic to Republican so I can vote for him in the primary election. G eorgia Mason Avon Park BouquetBenefit for Wauchula Moose lodge a huge successE ditor: The Save the Moose Benefit at the Wauchula Moose Lodge was a huge success.Moose Riders came from many areas of Florida on June 16 to give the lodge a much needed boost. District 23,which consists of Sebring,Lake Placid,Arcadia,Highlands County and Wauchula Moose Lodges,came out in force also. The Sebring Moose Riders donated the fish, fries and condiments.The cooking and serving was done by J.T. and Donna Tucker,Larry and Jeanette Meloche,with Bob Gardner and his boys, Special thanks go out to Highlands County Moose Lodge and Riders,Sebring Moose Riders,Mary Nead, Dave and Mary Ann Mangold for their monetary donations. Also, Highlands County Moose Lodge,Arcadia,Sebring Moose Riders,Tom Downing,Roni Newsome, George and Geri Hollingsworth for bottle donations for the raffle.Lake Placid Moose Riders for the jello shots.Raffle tickets and 50/50 tickets were sold by Roni Newsome,Geri Hollingsworth,Marlene Kaye & Kathleen J ordan.The winner of the 50/50 was Gerri O Brien.She donated $50 to the Wauchula lodge. Highlands County M oose Riders provided the music by TJ and the C ruisers. Everyone that attended the event had a great time. The Wauchula Moose Lodge deeply appreciatedt he support of all the volunteers that worked the e vent and those that attended. More donations are e xpected. Mary Ann Mangold S ebringDon Joses steps up for Big Brothers Big SistersEditor: On behalf of the board o f directors and staff of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast,I wanted to express my gratitude to Don Jose MexicanR estaurant for their support from their inaugural Beach V olleyball Blast held June 23,2012,where a portiono f the proceeds were donated to benefit our organization. This first volleyball bash had an outstanding turnoutw ith these seven co-ed teams present to battle it out for the top spot: Destroyers,Misfits,Locos Fritos,Dream Team,Y MCA,Sandy Balls and Hangovers. Numerous spectators and patrons flanked the courts to witness this friendly competitive event,and in the end the YMCA team took home the top honors. Even with the weekends dismal weather,the event proved to be a great success. Weare incredibly thankful to Don Jose Mexican Restaurant for their generosity,and to all who came out to play in support of our efforts within our community to provide children facing adversity in the Highlands and Hardee counties with strong and enduring,professionally supported oneto-one relationships in hopes of changing their lives forever for the better. We at Big Brothers Big Sisters were honored to be the recipients from this event and are tremendously grateful to have been selected amidst countless other deserving organizations. We could not continue to make our mission a reality without the continued participation from this great community. Kiko Vazquez Community Resource Director Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast The recommendations died t his year because (awmakers caved in to big-money industry interests and (b governor,who swore that protecting the frail and elderly was his priority,failed tog et out and push. Nor did he get out and lead. I n the meantime,the worst of the ALF operators are still operating unimpeded,anda nyone unlucky enough to be in their careremains u nprotected. The panel of industry experts represents the best second chance to d evelop measures that will curb the types of mistreatment,abuse and bad sometimes fatal practices graphically recounted in The Miami Herald seriesN eglected to Death. However,political courage i s the only thing that will make a real difference. In the most recent legislat ive session,a bill sponsored by Sen. Nan Rich was hailed a s the most comprehensive in a generation. It got tough on the worst offenders and gave A LF clients and their families more muscle. It would h ave stripped state regulators of the power to cut deals with ALFs in the cases of the most horrific deaths. Instead,theirl icenses could be immediately revoked. T hese conditions should remain the bare minimum of t his second round of study. Industry claims of overregu-l ation are overheated. Protecting vulnerable ALF c lients must be,first and a lways,the priority. Appeasing industry lobbyists to the point that new recommendations are defanged and ineffective cannot be an option. ... This time around,the task force plans to address how to better protect mental-health residents and how to bettere nforce what state regulations exist now. In response to The Herald series,the state toughened up its facility inspections. But thats barelye nough. For Florida,where seniors once flocked to live out their golden years,to allow those same people to be neglected and abusedb ecause the state doesnt care enough,is a travesty. Its a long slide that electe d officials are responsible for braking. No matter how thoughtful any new task-f orce recommendations are, they will only be as good as t he political will expended to make them a reality. An editorial from the Miami H erald. Political courage required The governor has reconvened the task force whose recommendations to bring deep reform to how assisted-living facilities treat their vulnerable c lients died in the Legislature. 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EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY Y ou see few authentic political shockers anymore,and when Supreme Court Justice John Roberts sided with the courts liberals to uphold President Obamas health care reform law,thatw as one of them. But,merits of the law aside,an underlying truth about the resulting shock is that there is utter disbelief in 21st century America that a partisan can trulyc hange his mind and not do so out of Machiavellian calculation or an inability to resist cavingto opposition political pressure. A second underlying truth that those who regard the center as mushy,wishy washy people who cant make up their minds rather than people who may often wait a little longer to reach an informed conclusion wont like to hear is this:for whatever reasons it came down as it did,the final ruling meant the countrys fragile center prevailed. A centrist and moderate may not be a declared centrist or moderate or even a centrist and moderate consistently. In his superb book Leading from the Center: Why Moderates Make the Best Presidents,historian Gil Troy classifies Ronald Reagan as a moderate due to Reagans willingness to work with and compromise with the opposition,rather than dig in his heels and take all-ornothing positions. In todays ever dogmatic Republican Party,Robertsaction provoked howls that were akin to Julius Caesars Et tu, Brute? Conservative news outlets such as the Wall Street Journal blasted Roberts (swayed from (his duties...). Web powerhouse talker Glenn Beck labeled George W. Bush a progressivfor picking Roberts and took pre-orders for a t-shirt with Robertspicture on it with the word Coward.Conservative politicians, talk-show hosts and bloggers dumped on Roberts so much that a new John Roberts Landfill may open soon. Meanwhile,CBSs Jan Crawford did a report based on info from two sources with specific knowledge of the deliberationsdetailing how Roberts changed his original position to vote with the liberals. Were her sources conservative justiceslaw clerks out to expose what they considered Roberts political heresy? If so,this unprecedented leak of Supreme Court deliberations would be yet another reflection of how in Americas ideological wars,partisans try to discredit those who deviate from an ideological line. Mind-changing no longer allowed? Writes The Moderate Voices columnist Shaun Mullen:I have come,however circuitously,to the view that the ability to change ones mind about things that matter is a mark of maturity and sometimes greatness. The Daily Beasts Michael Tomasky, citing parts of the CBS report about how conservative justices angrily refused to join Roberts in any of his positions at all once he switched from theirs,notes that conservative GOPers are playing a politically nonproductive zero sum game: From the base to Congress to the members of the Supreme Court,its the same mentality. Everything or nothing. Well folks,on health care,and on the stimulus,and on financial regulatory reform, and a handful of other things,you got nothing. When might you bother to stop and think about whether this strategy is paying off? You wont,because its not a strategy. Its a primal instinct,driven by rage. Rage rather than serious policy debate fuels early 21st century politics,much of it stemming from both partiesbases. Liberal Democrats go hunting for DINOs (Democratic in Name Only while conservative Republicans go hunting for RINOs (Republicans in Name Only). Theve got political heads to mount on their ideological walls,but in the process many Americans now consider them both PSINOs (Problem Solvers In Name Only). Roberts is now attacked by the right, which has the attitude:Oh,if only we had more great,objective,patriotic judges like Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas!Hes now attacked by the left, which fears his ruling was a mere charade or judges version of a magicians misdirection. Neither side really trusts Roberts. Hey,wait. This is deja vu for moderates,centrists and independents. Now I know what it is: Mr. Roberts:welcome to being for now,at least a member of Americas political center. Joe Gandelman is a veteran journalist who wrote for newspapers overseas and in the United States. He has appeared on cable news show political panels and is Editor-inChief of The Moderate Voice, an Internet hub for independents, centrists and moderates. CNNs John Avlon named him as one of the top 25 Centrists Columnists and Commentators. He can be reached at jgandelman@themoderatevoice.com and can be booked to speak at your event at www.mavenproductions.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Justice John Roberts and Americas political center Independents Eye Joe Gandelman


C M Y K $ 43,000 has been forfeited into the Federal/State Forfeiture Fund as a resulto f the diligent efforts of all of our members working as a team. In all 13 arrests were made in the nine search warrant operations as follows: Alvin Ron Daye, 7 5,168 EASmith Ave., Lake Placid was harged with poss ession of cannabis with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a church, possessiono f drug paraphernalia. Nichiren Shoshu S mith, 36, 1219 Citrus Terrace, Sebring, was charged with possession of c annabis with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of public housing, possession of cannabis more than 20 grams, possession of drugp araphernalia. Luther Trovian Jones, 39, 1030 S.R. 17, Sebring, was charged with possession of cannabis with Intentt o sell within 1,000 feet of a church, two counts of poss ession of a controlled substance with intent to sellw ithin 1,000 feet of a church, possession of cannabis over 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of pro-b ation Nichiren Shoshu Smith, 36, 1219 Citrus Terrace, Sebring; and Alfred Alexander Brown, 45, 530 Grapefruit, Sebring, were b oth charged with possess ion of cannabis with intent t o sell within 1000 feet of a C hurch, possession of cannabis more than 20 grams, possession of cannabis less than 20 grams, resisting an officer without violence, possession of drug paraphernalia. Pedro Matos III, 28, 2308 Wightman Ave., Sebring; Ginger Maria Paul,2 4, 207 Atterbery, Sebring, were both charged with tres-p assing after warning, contributing to the delinquency of a minor (alcohols ession of cannabis less than 2 0 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia Jacob Daniel Williams, 31, 903 Booker St., Sebring, was charged w ith possession of a short barrel rifle or machine gun, possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convictedf elon, grand theft of a firearm, dealing In stolen property, possession of c ocaine, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of cannabis less than 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia Casy Davarious Stukes, 24, 720 S. Fairview Terr. Apt. 710, Avon Park, was charged with childa buse, possession of a synthetic narcotic, trafficking in phenethylamines greater than 10 grams, possession o f drug paraphernalia John Marshall Rooks IV, 28, 1315 Bassage Rd.,S ebring; David Lee Caudill Jr., 33, 1003 Wildflower St., L ake Placid; James Lamar Rimes, Sr., 61, 1533 Lake Josephine Dr., Sebring;T ravis Bartlett Hurlbutt, 28, 610 Highlands Lake Dr., L ake Placid, were all charged with grand theft of a firearm, dealing In stolen property, two counts of resisting an officer withoutv iolence, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia. Johnnie KE Knight, 4 8, 1710 Wolfe St., Sebring, was charged with possess ion of ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine, possession ofc annabis less than 20 grams, possession of drug parap hernalia. Anyone with information on drug activity and who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cashr eward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS(8477 vist www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com/. intrusive to neighbors, Clark s aid. Where youre at is not commercial zoning. Ive talked to two landowners who are close and theyd prefer it not to be onf or that reason at night, Fells said. The parcel of land where Gateway Park is located is currently zoned mixed use. At the end of the day, its your property. You can put it on there if you want, City Attorney Bob Swaine said. Council advised the CRAto place a timer on the sign thats huts it off at a certain hour each night. Council approved t he landscape design pending the sign condition. Council also approved an a mendment to the Lake Charlotte Ranch D evelopment Agreement. The Lake Charlotte Ranch property, off of Sparta Road, will include three single-family residences and a barn ofw hich the developer requested to modify to include a c aretakers apartment. Council approved the request with the conditiont hat Swaines drafting of the amendment be paid for by the l and owner. The lengthy discussion of the Special Events Manualp roved to be somewhat of a challenge. The manual first was b rought to council for approval several weeks ago. T he council determined that more revisions were needed before approval could be given for the manual. The manual, when introd uced, will give guidance to individuals and organizations wishing to plan a special event in Downtown Sebring. City staff members including city administrator, police and fire personnel and others all gave input to create the manual. I t was determined that a S pecial Events coordinator would be needed as well as a Special Events application. The proposed manual lays out fees, insurance, road closures,l icenses and other major steps in the event planning process. Each city department chimed in on the discussion hoping to come to a happy medium regarding the issue. The more organized the p rocess is, the better it is for me and my staff, Public Works Director Ken Fields said. I want to make it an easy process and not discouraget he smaller events. The trick is balancing it so we dont disc ourage the smaller ones to step up to the plate with an event, Councilman ScottS tanley said. After much discussion, the council determined that neither Noethlich nor Assistant City Administrator Bob Hoffman would be the best choice for the Special Events coordinator job. We are really the only two w ho have the authority to get all these entities together. Unless we give it to someonee lse and tell them to get the fire, police, public works together for meetings. I think one of us should be the ones w ho do this, Noethlich said C ouncil members agreed that a one-time $25 application fee for events would be collected for events. Also, council members played with t he idea of allowing events t hat will cost a total of $500 or less (costs would include public works, fire, police assistance to set up, patrol or provide safety for the event) that the city would not collect money from the entity; anything more than $500, the entity would pay for. So were giving them a $500 deductible, Mayor George Hensley joked. The item was tabled to the A ug. 7 deeming more feedb ack and revisions. The council and city staff also said goodbye to a longtime Public Works employee, Earnest Johnson. Johnson s erved the city for 33 years. Police Chief Tom Dettman approached council with a s uggestion to change the name of the CRAs Gateway Park to Centennial Park due tot he completion of the park during the citys Centennial year. C ouncil approved the su g gestion unanimously and will wait for input from CRAb efore officially changing the name. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, July 6, 2012Page 5A MARTIAL ARTS (pp 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 6 6 7 7 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 7/6/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 TIMOTHYVAN WHITE In loving memory of Timothy James Van White aka Timo, 46, passed away June 28, 2012. We will miss the best son and brother and friend the world can ever know. Who is now with the greatest son Jesus Christ and greatest father the Lord God Almighty, through the Holy Ghost. May the Lord continue to keep and care for you. We know that in time we will meet you in the air and rejoice with you with Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Afuneral service to be held Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Lake Placid Seventh Day Adventist Church, 24 E. Phoenix St., Lake Placid, FL 33852, with Pastor Rafael Fernandez officiating. Viewing will be from 10-11 a.m., and funeral following at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.. Luncheon will be from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Services entrusted to Coney Funeral Home, Lakeland, Fla. RUTH WERTENBERG Ruth J. Wertenberg, 91, of Sebring, Fla. passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2012. Born in Milwaukee, Wis. to parents Anton and Dorothy Havlik in 1921, Ruth wed James Wertenberg in 1942. Retiring in 1986 from AT&T as an analyst/Corporate Services in Milwaukee, she and husband James became residents of Sebring. Ruth was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Golf Hammock Country Club and Emmanuel United Church of Christ. Aloving mother, Ruth is survived by her daughter, Joann (William) Powell; brother, William (Patricia Havlik; nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends. Her husband, James, and daughter, Lynn, preceded her to Heaven. Amemorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions in Ruths name made to Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 3115 Hope St., Sebring, FL33875 or Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL33870 are appreciated. In the arms of the angels may you find comfort and peace; you are loved forever and will be missed eternally. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, FL33870 (863 stephensonnelsonfh.com Van White OBITUARIES Continued from page 1A Council wants more feedback on special events manual C ontinued from page 1A HCSOunit arrests 13 ORLANDO (APThe neighborhood watch volun-t eer who killed Trayvon Martin can be released from jail on $1 million bond while he awaits trial on a second-degree murderc harge, a judge ruled Thursday. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester granted bond to George Zimmerman for as econd time. Lester had revoked Zimmermans $150,000 bond last month after prosecutors told the judge Zimmerman and hisw ife misled the court about how much money they had during an April bond hearing. Prosecutors said a website Z immerman created for his legal defense had raised $135,000 at the time of his first bond hearing. Zimmerman and his wifed id not mention the money then, and Shellie Zimmerman even said the couple had limited resources b ecause she was a student and he wasnt working. The judge made his decision after listening last week to Zimmermans attorneya nd a forensic financial analyst explain why he wasnt more forthcoming. Zimmermans bail set at $1 million G eorge Zimmerman In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096


C M Y K By CURTANDERSON A PLegal Affairs WriterMIAMI Casey Anthonys attorney said he strongly considered early int he case whether she should plead guilty to a lesser charge to avoid the death penalty if convicted of murdering her 2-year-old daugh-t er Caylee, but Anthony adamantly insisted she had nothing to do with the toddlers death. In his just-published book Presumed Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside Story, attorney Jose Baez said prosecutors offered in 2008 to allow Anthony to plead guilty to aggravatedm anslaughter of a child and serve up to 13 years in p rison. Baez said in an interview with The Associated Press that in those early daysh e thought taking it might be in Anthonys best interest. There were times, difficult times, when the evidence didnt look good for Casey, Baez said, adding that it was his obligation as al awyer to convey any such plea offers. A nthony, he said, would not entertain it for a second. As he became more familiarw ith the states mostly circumstantial case, Baez said h e grew convinced she would be acquitted by a jury as she was a year ago Thursdayo f all charges except for four misdemeanors of lying to investigators. There was nothing in the trial that ever made me think C asey was guilty of anything as related to the murder Baez said. Every single piece of evidence favored us. P rosecutors claimed Anthony suffocated Caylee with duct tape so she could spend time with her boyfriend and be free for Orlandos nightlife. Baez said during the trial r epeated again in his book that Caylee accidentally d rowned in a family swimming pool and that her father, George Anthony, hid theb ody. Baez also claimed George Anthony sexually a bused his daughter. George Anthony denied both allegations, and there was little brought up about them during the trial. Baezs aid the defense wasnt required to put on any such e vidence because proving the case is the prosecutions burden, not the other waya round. Evidence and testimony s howed that Anthony was a habitual liar, even making up fake friends and pretendinge very day to go to a job she didnt have. Baez was asked whether Anthonys lies surrounding her daughters disa ppearance might be indicative that she was guilty. I dont think the lies are indicative of innocence or guilt, he said. The lies were there long before Caylee passed away I n the book, he says Anthony had built a fantasy world, and her lies werent evidence of guilt but signs of someone with serious mental healthi ssues. Baez said one piece of p rosecution evidence he was most concerned about was that police cadaver dogs hadi ndicated a body may have been in the trunk of A nthonys car at one point and also that a body may have been in the backyard.N one was discovered in the backyard and there was nothing but rotting bags of trash i n the trunk. But, he said, people and jurors believe in dogs. That concerned me a little bit. Most people really thinkd ogs can do magic, Baez said. The prosecutions flaw, he added, was that regarding the car search the dog and han-d ler were focused only on Anthonys vehicle and did not include others in a lineup to give the dog options. Overall, Baez attributed t he strong public backlash against the jurys verdict to a lack of understanding about the judicial system and because a lot of people bought into the hype thatA nthony must have been guilty. He noted that jurors w ho gave media interviews after the trial said they waited for weeks for strong evidence t hat never came. e need to talk about whether an actual murder occurred, he said. Thats where the focus should haveb een, and it never was. Baez declined to comment on what Anthony is doing these days and on how often he talks to her. H e said he promised her confidentiality when she agreed that he could write his book, in which she did not participate. A nthony is living in an undisclosed location in Florida serving probation for an unrelated conviction, which Baez said ends on Aug. 21. Shes doing a lot better than she was in prison, Baez s aid, but then added: Shes a prisoner of her own freedom. 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T here was a moment of silence before Cavanary t earfully recounted the painful moment when she found out that Spc. A rronn Fields, 27, was killed by enemy grenade fire on May 21 in Qal-ahye Mirza Jal, Afghanistan. I didnt think it could be true, the grieving sister said. But then there was anger. ... Then I wanted to go toA fghanistan and kick some (butt W estern Indiana turned out in full force to honori ts fallen hero, as residents put up signs on their homes and businesses to salute the hometown soldiers ultimates acrifice. Since Im in the military, sometimes I think were taken for granted, she said. But people doc are. Cavanary, whose deep faith in God has helped calm her initial anger, still wants to serve in Afghanistan. Even if Im not on the front lines, I just want to go and do my part, Cavanary said. Almost every night, Sgt. Cali Cavanary plays the last voicemail her younger brother left her. While she hopes to one day finish what he started on the battlefield, shes also determined to finish rebuilding his treasured 1969 Ford Mustang. He just really loved cars, she said. That was his favorite thing. Spc. Arronn Fields also loved America. As his bright, shiny Mustang someday travels down roads surrounded by Indianas golden fields, the soldiers legacy will roar even louder than the cars powerful engine. To find out more about Tom Sileo or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. C ontinued from page 2A S ister to finish brothers special project Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 Attorney: Casey Anthony rejected early plea deal MCT Attorney Jose Baez sits next to Casey Anthony during her 2011 trial.


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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 6, 2012Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282011CA000436AOOOXX FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MARIA ITURRIOZ; THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; BRITE MEYER; CORALINA MEYER; WALTER MEYER; DARIO A. RODRIGUEZ; CARLOS RODRIGUEZ, JR.; UNKNOWN TENANT; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 26th day of April, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282011CA000436AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION, LLC is the Plaintiff and MARIA ITURRIOZ; THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; BRITE MEYER; CORALINA MEYER; WALTER MEYER; DARIO A. RODRIGUEZ; CARLOS RODRIGUEZ, JR.; UNKNOWN TENANT; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 18th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 9, BLOCK G, HILLSIDE LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 27, 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 20th day of June, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk June 29; July 6, 2012 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. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 20th day of June, 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 19th 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 20th day of June, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk June 29; July 6, 2012 NOTICE OF SALE: BELOW WILL BE SOLD PER F.S.715.109 ON 7/18/12-11AM AT 3801 YOUTH CARE LANE, SEBRING FL, 1984 CATL 5117-TENANT, DAVIS, ELTON J. FLORIDA AUTOMOTIVE TITLE SERVICE-TAMPA-CLEARWATER-ORLANDO June 29; July 6, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-251 IN RE: ESTATE OF SHARON VERONICA WEHENKEL a/k/a S.V. WEHENKEL a/k/a SANDIA V. WEHENKEL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Sharon Vernoica Wehenkel a/k/a S.V. Wehenkel a/k/a Sandia V. Wehenkel, deceased, whose date of death was June 4, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 6, 2012. Personal Representative: Nancy Snider 4008 Santa Barbara Drive Sebring, FL 33875 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 By: /s/ E. Mark Breed III for THOMAS L. NUNNALLEE Florida Bar No. 0062162 E-mail Address: tnunnallee@bnpalaw.com July 6, 13, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11000335GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-2, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, Plaintiff, vs. EDDY BLAIN; YANICK BLAIN; CITY OF SEBRING. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, et. al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 3, 2012, and entered in Case No. 11000335GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-2, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, is the Plaintiff and EDDY BLAIN; YANICK BLAIN; CITY OF SEBRING. U .S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE are the Defendant(s Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on August 3, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTH HALF OF LOT 7 AND ALL OF LOT 8, IN BLOCK 114 OF LAKEVIEW PLACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS R ECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGE 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIA. SAID SOUTH HALF OF LOT 7, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE POINT WHERE THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 7 INTERSECTS NANCESOWEE AVENUE; THENCE IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG NANCESOWEE AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 25 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY AND PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 7 TO THE REAR BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 7 TO SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 7; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE COMMON BOUNDARY OF LOTS 7 AND 8 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. a/k/a 1337 NANCESOWEE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 4th day of May, 2012. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk Dated this 4th day of May, 2012. Important In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863 scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 Service 711. July 6, 13, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-253 IN RE: ESTATE OF RHODA A. STRAW a.k.a. RHODA STRAW Division PROBATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RHODA A. S TRAW a.k.a. RHODA STRAW, deceased, whose date of death was April 1, 2012, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-0293, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER B ARRED. 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 29, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Kathy Lauger 9050 Kiwanis Road Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17112 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863 June 29; July 6, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-262 IN RE: ESTATE OF ANNA MAE COFFING, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ANNA MAE COFFING, deceased, whose date of death was March 10, 2012, and whose social security number is 311-34-4974, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS 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 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 6, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Carla Ann Barnhart 947 S. Southland Drive Lafayette, IN 47909 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 July 6, 13, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: Estate of LEONARD F. LANDREY a/k/a LEONARD FRANCIS LANDREY Deceased File Number 12000243PCAXMX NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LEONARD F. LANDREY a/k/a LEONARD FRANCIS LANDREY, deceased, whose date of death was April 24, 2012 and whose Social Security Number 349-12-6820 is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which iis 590 South Commerce Avenue, Room 102, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents 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 DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE O F A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents 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 PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is J une 29, 2012. Personal Representative: Daniel Landrey 815 Hawser Street, NE Palm Bay, Florida 32907 Attorney for Personal Representative: Florida Bar No. 0109797 Scott C. Dixon, Esquire 360 North Babcock Street, Suite 103 Melbourne, Florida 32935 (321 June 29; July 6, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-255 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOYCE E. WENTZ, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOYCE E. WENTZ, deceased, whose date of death was May 2, 2012, and whose social security number is 291-30-0027, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 29, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Bradley J. Stoll 7024 Spring Hill Road Sebring, FL 33876 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA G ENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11-000132-GCS NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE PROPERTY 60904044 LAS PALMAS RESORT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a non-profit Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. CAMAY M. BROWN, et. al.; Defendant(s TO: CAMAY M. BROWN RESIDENCE UNKNOWN if living, including any unknown spouse if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendant is deceased, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant or if he is not known to be dead or alive, and whose resi-d ences are similarly unknown. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a Claim of Lien on the following property in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, to-wit: Lot No. Block No. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT A LOT 638 EXHIBIT A A PORTION OF LOT 12, BLOCK 4, TOWN OF AVON PARK, SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, (OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART) FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMM ENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 12; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 59'48'' EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 12, 160.16 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 00'12'' WEST, 47.94 FEET FOR THE POINT OF B EGINNING; THENCE NORTH 48 DEGREES 05'32'' WEST, 26.70 FEET; THENCE NORTH 41 DEGREES 54'28'' EAST, 58.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 48 DEGREES 05'32'' EAST, 26.70 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 41 DEGREES 54'28'' WEST, 58.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 600 EAST CANFIELD STREET #638 AVON PARK FLORIDA 33825 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, t it on RENEE M. RENUART, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is: 201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 1200, Coral Gables, FL 33134, on or before August 7, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service upon 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 the seal of this Court on this 26th day of June, 2012. ROBERT GERMAINE, as Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k July 6, 13, 2012 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: GC12-255 C.P.A. RENTAL, Inc., Plaintiff, vs. KEVIN D'ESPIES, individually; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEVIN D'ESPIES, individually; TRACEY E. ALFERO, individually; the UNITED STATES of AMERICA; UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS B Y, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Y OU ARE NOTIFIED that a foreclosure action on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: Lot 36, OAK ISLAND, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page(s Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you, UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TRACEY E. ALFERO, individually; KEVIN D'ESPIES, individually; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEVIN D'ESPIES, individually; and the UNITED STATES of AMERICA; and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney below: Wesley R. Harvin, II, Esq. 306 NW 4th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Tel: 863.824.7179 On or before July 31st, 2012, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you fro the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. BOB GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk June 29; July 6, 2012 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. 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If We can assist you, please call us: 314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements T he City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purc hasing Department for the following annual bids: 13-001: CONTROL ELECTRICIAN 1 3-002: ELECTRICIAN SERVICES 1 3-003: JANITORIAL SERVICES 13-004: LOT CLEARING/BUSH HOGGING for Code E nforcement 13-005: LUBE, OIL, & FILTER SERVICE 1 3-006: PERC POND SCARIFICATION/BUSH H OGGING for WWTP 13-007: PEST CONTROL SERVICES 1 3-008: PLUMBING SERVICES 1 3-009: PUMP REPAIR FOR LIFT STATIONS 13-010: SMALL ENGINE REPAIR S pecifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from our website at: mysebring.com. or by cont acting Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB by phone 863-471-5110, Fax 863-471-5168, or email: kirkzimmerman@myseb ring.com at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce Ave Sebring, FL 33870. If obtaining d ocuments via the website, it shall be the bidders responsibility to check for amendments/changes made to the document. B id envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid. Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Purchasing Office Attn: Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 10:00 AM, Thursday, August 2, 2012, of the of-f icial time clock in the purchasing office. Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rej ected. The City will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, of any other type of delivery service. T he submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and ordinances of local, state and federal authorities having jurisdiction, including, b ut not limited to: all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secr etary of Labor on May 21, 1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1, 33 F.2 7804 v isions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla. Stat. §287.133, et seq, as amended) and the provisions in Fla. Stat. §287.134, et seq, as amended, regarding discrimination. The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the award; if an award is made, will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the City of Sebring. The council reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB Purchasing Agent Sebring, Florida Publication:Highlands Today & News-Sun Dates: July 6 & 13, 2012 ***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** T he following legal notices are from the H ighlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the f ont, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals DWIGHT'S MINI STORAGE 1112 Persimmon Ave. S ebring, Fl. 33870 N OTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO Markin Evans that on 07/13//2012 at 11am at Dwight's M ini Storage at 1112 Persimmon Ave. Sebring, Fl. 3 3870. The personal property in Unit #3 of Markin Evans will be sold or disposed of PURSUANT TO F.S 83.806(4 D wight's Mini Storage Dwight Blankenship 941-773-7523 i f any questions July 6, 11, 2012 DWIGHT'S MINI STORAGE 1 112 Persimmon Ave. Sebring, Fl. 33870 NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO Grard Valvo that on 07/13//2012 at 11am at Dwight's Mini Storage at 1112 Persimmon Ave. Sebring, Fl. 3 3870. The personal property in Unit #19 of Grard Valvo w ill be sold or disposed of PURSUANT TO F.S 83.806(4 D wight's Mini Storage Dwight Blankenship 941-773-7523 i f any questions J uly 6, 11, 2012IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000151 DIVISION: SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOHN THOMAS, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000151 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK, is the Plaintiff and JOHN THOMAS; ANILA J. THOMAS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 17th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 8, BLOCK 4, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES A CRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 24, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT 8 BLOCK 4 S, SEBRING, FL 32936 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on June 21, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10006389 SUNTRUST-CONV--Team 6 F10006389 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (Vv ia Florida Relay Service. June 29; July 6, 2012 1050L egalsDUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557


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Strong working knowledge of long term care and documentation a plus. Must be accurate detail oriented, computer, medical terminology and ICD 9 coding experience. Salary based on experience. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd. Avon Park. EOE, M/F, DFWP. (863 453-6674 MEDICAL BILLINGAND COLLECTIONS Position for small Medical Office. Experience only. Computer, Reception, team player. Fax Resume to: 863-299-4352 MECHANIC NEEDEDCitrus Company seeking experienced in gas/diesel motors, hydraulics, tires, trailer repair, welding/fabrication. Email resume to jgw@barbenfruit.com, mail to Barben Fruit Co. Inc., 21 East Pine St. Avon Park 33825 or call (863 103 M ATURE STYLIST/BEAUTICIANLooking to get involved on the ground floor of an innovative idea in hairstyling. In Home Salon in Sebring is looking for an experienced Stylist to service our clients who cannot get out to get their hair done, shut-ins etc. Low overhead, no chair fees, vehicle supplied. 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C M Y K B y DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comI t was a busy weekend and true test as the Highlands Hurricanes and Lake Placid Aquatics joineda 13-team T-Bay Invitational field at the Ed Gandy Pool Complex in Lakeland Saturday and Sunday, June 30 and July 1. Among the nearly 500 swimmers at the two-day meet, ranging in age from 5 to 19, the Highlands girls placed 10th, with the Lake Placid ladies taking 11th. The Hurricane boys finished 6th overall, with the male Aquatics placing 7th. And while there were strong performances all around for the local swimmers, Andrew Brown had a day to behold. ALake Placid resident, swimming for the Hurricanes in the 13-14 Boys, Brown swam eight events, winning six and taking second in the other two. And in so doing, he qualified for the Florida Age Group Championships in seven events and for the Florida Senior Championships in three. Brown was also, not surprisingly, the overall points leader for his age group. Fellow Hurricane Griffin Chynoweth, swimming in the 11-12 Boys, had eight top-10 finishes for the weekend, with a high mark of second in the 50-yard Breaststroke. That placement qualified him for the Florida Age Group Championships in that event. Brian Miller also did some qualifying, for the Florida Senior Championships, with his fourth-place finish in the 100 Breaststroke, with a time of 1:07.24, in the Senior Boys division. Miller also took thirds in both the 50and 100-Free. Also getting top-10 finishes for the Highlands squad were Bud Cox, three in 8-and-under Boys, Anna Freitas, in the 100Breaststroke among the 1518 Girls and Megan Glisson in the 8-under Girls 50-yard Backstroke. Seth Moon had a 6th and 8th among the 11-12 Boys, SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, July 6, 2012 Fishing is getting tougher as we get into the dog-days of summer. I was out twice this past week and on the first trip to Lake Damon, I caught a few small bass but they were few and far between. My second trip, a late afternoon, early evening visit to Lake Glenada was a little more successful. I managed to catch 3 nice sized bass, but all of them came out of deep water. I didnt get out on the water till around 6 p.m. and I started as I usually do, flipping the reeds only to find no takers. After about an hour of no hits, I decided to try going deeper. Water near the shoreline warms up pretty quick when the daytime temperatures are hitting 90 degrees, and the bass start moving deeper this t ime of the year. I rarely ever troll, but I dug deep into my tacklebox and found a couple of Spoonplugs and tied one on. Cutting my outboard back to its lowest speed, I started trolling about 50 yards off shore in about eight feet of water. I could feel the spoonplug digging into the soft sand/muck bottom, and after trolling half the lake and catching nothing but weeds and muck balls, I decided to go to a larger size spoonp lug, and going out deeper. Almost immediately, I had a hit in 10-12 feet of water and brought up a nice three pound largemouth. I shut the motor off and threw out a marker bouy. Three or four casts with a leadhead jig, tipped with Uncle Josh pork frog, and I landed another bass just a little smaller than the first one. I had two more hits in the same area but missed them both. The sun was getting low o n the horizon so I went back to trolling. S oon enough, 500 yards from where I started, I h ooked a good fish. This was definitely bigger t han the last two and fought like a wallhanger. Everytime I raised my rod tip, it pulled me back down. It was like trying to lift an anchor. Fishing in the dog days Fishin Around Don Norton See FISH, Page 4B Courtesy photo American pride was on full display Wednesday morning as more than 250 runners came out to participate in the 18th Annual Firecracker 5K at Highlands Hammock State Park. Sebring 18-year old Renee Marin Gomez was the overall winner of the race that kicked off the day-long Independence Day celebration, finishing with a time of 1 7:16.9. See Page 3B for full results of the Firecracker 5K. Firecracker 5K kicks off the Fourth C ourtesy photo From left, Megan Glisson, Anna Sapp, Shayla Cox, Seth Moon, Griffin Chynoweth and Bud Cox, along with Highlands Hurricanes swim coach Marvin Wolfe, took part in last weekends T-Bay Invitational in Lakeland among nearly 500 swimmers in the two-day m eet. Swimmers make hay at T-Bay See CANES, Page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Sebring AAA All-Star coach Anthony Gaines takes some swings during fielding practice Tuesday evening, as his squad prepares for this weekends Dixie AAA State Tournament, beginning Saturday at the Max Long Recreationsl Complex. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. and will see Lake Placid face Bushnell at 11:30 a.m., while Sebring squares off with Mulberry at 2 p.m. The Dixie Ozone State Tournament also starts Saturday at Max Long, with Sebring playing SouthW alton at 3 p.m., Okeechobee facing West Volusia at 3 p.m. and Hardee meeting Wesley Chapel at 10 a.m. Action for both tournaments continues through the weekend and into next week. Dixie State Tournaments on tap By CHRIS JENKINS Associated PressMILWAUKEE Ozzie Guillen knows Carlos Lee from their time together with the Chicago White Sox. Now Guillen hopes Lee can provide his typical brand of slugging on the field for the Miami Marlins, and give them some leadership off of it. The Marlins acquired Lee from the Houston Astros in a trade on Wednesday, sending a pair of minor leaguers to Houston. s a huge move, I think, the front office, showing people how much we want to win, Guillen said. They show how much we care about winning this year, they showed the players that theyre willing to do anything to help this ballclub. The Astros acquired third baseman Matt Dominguez and left-handed pitcher Rob Rasmussen in the deal. Marlins general manager Michael Hill said the club also received cash considerations from Houston. e felt like it was a good time to infuse a veteran, professional, experienced bat into the lineup, Hill said. The 36-year-old Lee spent five-plus seasons with the Astros and is hitting .287 with five homers and 29 RBI. Houston manager Brad Mills removed Lee in the seventh inning of a 6-4 loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Lees locker was already empty by the time the clubhouse opened after the game. The right-hander gives the Marlins a veteran hitter as they try to get back into the race in the NLEast. First base has been a problem for Miami this season, where regular Gaby Sanchez came into Wednesdays game hitting .194 with two homers and 16 RBIs. Sanchez hit his third homer in Wednesdays 7-6, 10inning victory over the Milwaukee Brewers, but it wasnt enough. Hill said Sanchez had been optioned to Triple-ANew Orleans. Unfortunately, first base has not been a productive position for us, and were looking to upgrade our offensive production at that position, Hill said. Guillen provided a more harsh assessment of Sanchezs play. s not easy, but thats our job, Guillen said. I dont think he should be blaming anybody. He should blame himself. We gave Gaby a lot of opportunities. The reason they made this move (is ous. Weve not had much production from him, and in Carlos, we hope weve got more production. People dont make moves just to make moves. Hill said Lee did not have to approve the trade because the Marlins were not listed on his limited no-trade clause he is expected to join the team in Milwaukee on Thursday. Still a dangerous hitter Hill said. Hell fit nicely in the middle of our lineup. Hes a proven run producer, and were expecting him to come in and do what hes done his entire career Thats what Guillen will be counting on, especially with runners on base. He will bring those guys in, Guillen said. He knows how to hit in an RBI situation. Marlins get Lee from Astros Page 3B


C M Y K F ree Tri Clinic at the YMCASEBRING The Highalnds County YMCAwill host a free Triathlon Clinic on Saturday July 7, for two hours beginning at 8 a.m. The clinic is for anyone ages 5-16. If you like to ride your bicycle, run or swim and have been curious about triathlon (a race combining all three of those events) but didnt know who to ask, this clinic is for you. If you have any questions please contact the YMCAat 382-9622, or contact Michelle at 863-414-8572.SFCC Volleyball CampsAVON PARK The summer season is right around the corner, which means plenty of opportunities for aspiring area volleyball players to sharpen their skills and learn some new things at the SFCC Summer Camps, lead by head coach Kim Crawford and members of the Lady Panther squad. Two more indoor camps are going to be h eld, in addition to a sand volleyball camp. Four-day indoor camps will be offered Monday through Thursday, July 9-12 and July 30-Aug. 2. Each day, campers going into grades 68 will meet from 9 a.m.-Noon, campers going into grades 9-12 from 1-4 p.m., with all campers then enjoying open pool time from 4-4:45 p.m. Cost for the indoor camps are $100 per week, or $30 per daily session. Out on the sand court, one more fourd ay camp will be offered Monday through T hursday, July 16-19, with campers in g rades 6-12 meeting from 8:30-10:30 a.m. C ost for the sand camp is $60 per week o r $20 per daily session. Individual, private sessions for indoor a nd sand are available year-round for $20 p er hour. To register, go to www.southflorida.edu/athletics/volleyball, click on volleyball camp and print out the Application Form. Mail the completed form, or bring to the Cashiers Office in Building B. For more information, call Coach Crawford at 835-2377 or email kim.crawford@southflorida.edu .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 AlternateS hot. T he registration fee is $65 per player a nd 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.Sebring Pool HoursSEBRING The Sebring High School Pool is open to the public with availability Mondays through Thursdays from 67:30 p.m. and from 1-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Additional hours will be added once school is let out for the summer. Cost is $2 per swimmer, with family passes available at $50 for first member and $20 per additional family member. Other activities at the pool include Water Aerobics, which meet each Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:3 0 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, call and leave a message for Ms. Pat Caton at 471-5500, ext. 229, or email catonp@highlands.k12.fl.us.Firemen Memorial GolfSEBRING The 13th Annual Sebring F iremen, Inc. Memorial Golf T ournament, presented by AXAAdvisors LLC and Home Depot, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11, at Sun N Lake. The tournament will be the familiar four-man scramble with a $75 per-person entry fee. That fee, the same as last year, again includes range balls, golf, food and drink o n the course and the pre-tournament mixer on Friday night with great appetizers. Once again, there will be a silent auction and raffles for fantastic, signed sports memorabilia from the likes of Tim Tebow, Jimbo Fisher, Nick Saban and many other athletic luminaries. Hole sponsorships are available for $100, as well as $500 sponsorships which include a team entry and hole signs on both the Sun N Lake courses. All proceeds go to benefit area student a thletes, with last years tournament raising more than $20,000. The tourney will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on both the Deer Runa nd Turtle Run courses. For more information, call Tommy L ovett at 385-5100 or 382-2255.Florida Trail Association July OutingsSaturday, July 7 Activity: Chapter Meeting, bike ride, Grilled burgers and hot dogs and potluck lunch Location: Home of Dave and Melissa Description: Bike ride will precede the meeting, followed by lunch and then the planning meeting. Bring: Bicycle for the ride, a dish based on last names beginning with A-H salad, I-Q hot dish, R-Z dessert. Contact: Melissa Bruneau, phone 407460-1388, or email ftamelissa@gmail.com for meet-up time and other details. Saturday, July 14 Activity: Annual Awards Dinner Location: Olive Garden Restaurant, Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven. Contact: David Waldrop at 863-6053587 for meet-up time and other details. Sunday, July 15 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 Also, please RSVPto the chapter online Meet-up page at www.meetup.com/Heartland-FTA/calendar Saturday, July 28 Activity: Kayaking Location: WeedonIsland Preserve Address: 1800 Weedon Island Drive NE, St Petersburg, FL Description: Paddle beautiful mangrove tunnels that lead through the tidal forests into quiet lagoons. The marked kayak/canoe trail is easy to follow. Expect to see an amazing array of wildlife including great blue herons, great egrets, roseate spoonbills, yellowcrowned night herons, white ibis, osprey, and belted kingfishers. Watch the water for jumping mullet, stingrays, manatees, and Eastern bottlenosed dolphin. Bring: Kayak, life jacket, brimmed hat, snacks, drinking water, sun and insect protection. Kayak Rentals: Call Sweetwater Kayaks at 727-570-4844. Contact: Eileen Valachovic at 863956-2145 or EileenV3@gmail.com for meet-up time and other information. AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB New York4932.605 Baltimore4437.5435 Tampa Bay4339.524612Boston4240.512712Toronto4240.512712Central Division WLPctGB Chicago4437.543 Cleveland4239.5192 Detroit4042.488412Kansas City3644.450712Minnesota3546.4329 West Division WLPctGB Texas5032.610 Los Angeles4537.5495 Oakland4142.494912Seattle3549.41716 ___ Tuesdays Games Cleveland 9, L.A. Angels 5 Minnesota 8, Detroit 6 Toronto 6, Kansas City 3 Tampa Bay 7, N.Y. Yankees 4 Chicago White Sox 19, Texas 2 Oakland 3, Boston 2 Baltimore 5, Seattle 4 Wednesdays Games N.Y. Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 3 Oakland 3, Boston 2 Cleveland 12, L.A. Angels 3 Baltimore 4, Seattle 2 Detroit 5, Minnesota 1 Toronto 4, Kansas City 1 Chicago White Sox 5, Texas 4, 10 innings Thursdays Games Minnesota at Detroit, late Texas at Chicago White Sox, late Tampa Bay at Cleveland, late Kansas City at Toronto, late Baltimore at L.A. Angels, late Fridays Games Kansas City (J.Sanchez 1-4 (Smyly 3-3 Tampa Bay (Cobb 3-5 (Masterson 5-7 N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 8-7 (Beckett 4-7 Minnesota (Liriano 2-7exas (M.Perez 1-0 Toronto (Laffey 0-0 Sox (Peavy 6-5 Baltimore (Eveland 0-1 (C.Wilson 9-4 Seattle (Millwood 3-6 (Milone 8-6L EAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Trout, LAA2455284.343 Konerko, CHW2703990.333 Jackson, DET2344977.329 Mauer, MIN2694288.327 Beltre, TEX3024698.325 Cabrera, DET32850106.323 Hamilton, TEX2865391.318 Rios, CHW3034796.317 HOME RUNS Bautista, TOR27 Hamilton, TEX26 Dunn, CHW25 Granderson, NYY23 Ortiz, BOS22 Encarnacion, TOR223 tied with20 RUNS BATTED IN Hamilton, TEX74 Cabrera, DET68 Bautista, TOR64 Dunn, CHW60 Willingham, MIN59 Encarnacion, TOR563 tied with 55 STOLENBASES Trout, LAA23 Kipnis, CLE20 Davis, TOR20 Revere, MIN16 Andrus, TEX16 Crisp, OAK165 tied with 15 RUNS Kinsler, TEX61 Ortiz, BOS60 Bautista, TOR57 Granderson, NYY56 De Aza, CHW56 Cano, NYY55 Choo, CLE54 Jones, BAL54 WON-LOST Harrison, TEX11-3 Price, TB11-4 Sale, CHW10-2 Darvish, TEX10-5 Weaver, LAA9-1 Nova, NYY9-3 Sabathia, NYY9-3 ERA Weaver, LAA2.13 Sale, CHW2.19 C. Wilson, LAA2.33 Verlander, DET2.58 Price, TB2.82 Peavy, CHW2.96 Harrison, TEX3.16 STRIKEOUTS Verlander, DET128 Hernandez, SEA122 Darvish, TEX117 Scherzer, DET114 Sabathia, NYY105 Price, TB105 Shields, TB104 Peavy, CHW101 SAVES J. Johnson, BAL25 Rodney, TB24 C. Perez, CLE23 Broxton, KC20 Soriano, NYY19 Aceves, BOS19 Nathan, TEX18 Valverde, DET15NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Washington4732.595 New York4438.537412Atlanta4239.5196 Miami3942.4819 Philadelphia3746.44612 Central Division WLPctGB Pittsburgh4536.556 Cincinnati4437.5431 St. Louis4339.524212Milwaukee3843.4697 Houston3250.3901312Chicago3150.38314 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles4637.554 San Francisco4537.54912Arizona3942.4816 San Diego3350.39813 Colorado3150.38314 ___ Tuesdays Games Milwaukee 13, Miami 12, 10 innings Washington 9, San Francisco 3 Pittsburgh 8, Houston 7 Atlanta 10, Chicago Cubs 3 N.Y. Mets 11, Philadelphia 1 Colorado 3, St. Louis 2 San Diego 9, Arizona 5 L.A. Dodgers 3, Cincinnati 1 Wednesdays Games Washington 9, San Francisco 4 Philadelphia 9, N.Y. Mets 2 Pittsburgh 6, Houston 4 Miami 7, Milwaukee 6, 10 innings Chicago Cubs 5, Atlanta 1 St. Louis 4, Colorado 1 L.A. Dodgers 4, Cincinnati 1 San Diego 8, Arizona 6 Thursdays Games Miami at Milwaukee, late Houston at Pittsburgh, late San Francisco at Washington, late Chicago Cubs at Atlanta, late Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, late Colorado at St. Louis, late L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, late Cincinnati at San Diego, late Fridays Games Atlanta (T.Hudson 6-4) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 2-8 Colorado (D.Pomeranz 0-3 Washington (Strasburg 9-3 San Francisco (Zito 6-6 (Bedard 4-9 Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 3-3) at N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 6-4 Milwaukee (Gallardo 6-6 (Happ 6-8 Miami (Nolasco 7-6 (Westbrook 7-6), 8:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 6-4 (Collmenter 0-2 Cincinnati (Arroyo 3-5 (K.Wells 1-1), 10:05 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA McCutchen, PIT29253105.360 Ruiz, PHL2414086.357 Cabrera, SF32254114.354 Votto, CIN2745096.350 Wright, NYM28654100.350 Gonzalez, COL30059102.340 Prado, ATL3074699.322 HOME RUNS Braun, MIL23 Beltran, STL20 Stanton, MIA19 Bruce, CIN17 Gonzalez, COL17 McCutchen, PIT16 Hart, MIL16 Pence, PHL163 tied with 15 RUNS BATTED IN Beltran, STL63 Braun, MIL59 Gonzalez, COL58 Kubel, ARI58 Wright, NYM55 Ethier, LAD553 tied with 54 STOLENBASES Gordon, LAD30 Campana, CHC25 Bourn, ATL23 Pierre, PHL20 Bonifacio, MIA20 Victorino, PHL19 Reyes, MIA19 Schafer, HOU19 RUNS Gonzalez, COL59 Bourn, ATL57 Pence, PHL56 Holliday, STL55 Wright, NYM54 Cabrera, SF54 Furcal, STL53 McCutchen, PIT53 WON-LOST Dickey, NYM12-1 G. Gonzalez, WAS11-3 Lynn, STL10-4 Hamels, PHL10-4 Bumgarner, SF10-5 Burnett, PIT9-2 Greinke, MIL9-23 tied with 9-3 ERA Beachy, ATL2.00 Dempster, CHC2.11 Dickey, NYM2.15 Vogelsong, SF2.26 Cueto, CIN2.35 McDonald, PIT2.45 Cain, SF2.53 STRIKEOUTS Strasburg, WAS122 Dickey, NYM116 Cain, SF114 G. Gonzalez, WAS112 Kershaw, LAD112 Hamels, PHL111 Greinke, MIL106 SAVES Kimbrel, ATL23 Hanrahan, PIT21 Casilla, SF21 Francisco, NYM18 Bell, MIA18 Papelbon, PHL18 Motte, STL18BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESOptioned RHP Steve Johnson to Norfolk (IL Chris Tillman to Bowie (EL RHP Chris Tillman from Norfolk. BOSTON RED SOXOptioned RHP Clayton Mortensen to Pawtucket (IL Selected the contract of RHP Justin Germano from Pawtucket. CLEVELAND INDIANSActivated DH Travis Hafner from the 15-day DL. Placed OF Shelley Duncan on the paternity list. National League ATLANTA BRAVESAssigned RHP Ben Sheets to Mississippi (SL Sheets assigned to Mississippi Braves from Atlanta Braves. 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C M Y K B y BRETTMARTEL Associated PressNEWORLEANS The NFLPlayers Association filed a lawsuit against the NFLon behalf of three players suspended in connection with the bounty investigation, calling Commissioner Roger Goodell incurably and evidently biased. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in New Orleans on Thursday, said Goodell violated the labor agreement by showing he had determined Will Smith, Anthony Hargrove and Scott Fujita participated in a bounty system before serving as an arbitrator at their hearing. The NFLsaid the action is an improper attempt to litigate and said there is no basis for asking a federal court to put its judgment in place of the procedures agreed upon with the NFLPAin collective bargaining. These procedures have been in place, and have served the game and players well, for many decades, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in an email to The Associated Press. The lawsuit asks a judge to set aside earlier arbitration rulings and order a new arbitrator to preside over the matter. The suit comes two days after Goodell denied appeals by four players. The other player, Jonathan Vilma, has sued the NFLand Goodell separately. Vilma is suspended for a season, Hargrove for eight games, Smith four and Fujita three. seminal question for this court is whether the NFLcollective bargaining agreement ... granted the commissioner, when serving as an arbitrator, the authority to disregard the essence of the partiesagreement, to conduct proceedings that are fundamentally unfair, and to act with evident bias and without jurisdiction, the lawsuit states. The answer, under governing case law, is clearly In the lawsuit, the players, as they have in the past, categorically deny participating in any kind of bounty program designed to injure fellow players, adding the NFLPAwould never defend such behavior. The investigation and arbitration process that the Commissioners public relations machinery touted as thorough and fairhas, in reality, been a sham, the lawsuit stated. The lawsuit said the NFL violated the labor agreement by refusing to provide the players with access to critical documents or witnesses, or anything resembling the fairness mandated by the CBAand governing industrial due process law The suit also states that the players were subject to arbitration before an arbiter in Goodell, who had launched a public campaign defending the punishments he intended to arbitrate, rendering him incurably and evidently biased. The lawsuit also reiterates a claim that the CBArequires many of the pay-for-performance conduct outlined in the NFLs bounty investigation to be handled by a system arbitrator and not the commissioner, who has improperly usurped control over that process. The NFLhas argued that the bounty matter falls under conduct detrimental to the league, which the commissioner has authority to punish. Two arbitration rulings so far have ruled in the NFLs favor on that matter, but the NFLPAlawsuit says the NFLs handling of the bounty matter amounts to a rare case in which the arbitrators rulings should be set aside. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 6, 2012Page 3B HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 7 7 FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; july ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 4 4 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; Black; 7/6,20; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 5 5 Lake June WestA Scramble was played on Thursday, June 28. W inning first place was the team of Ron Hesson, Larry Heath, John and Sue Ruffo and Don Boulton with 51. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Ken Rowen, Dick Reaney, Mario Cappelletti and Margaret Schultz; Dick and Norma Denhart, John and Gloria H uggett with 56 each. Closet to the pin: (Ladies 2, Margaret Schultz, 6.5-feet and Norma Denhart, 2-feet-4-inches; and (Men The Mens Association played a Mens League event on Wednesday, June 27. Winning first place was the team of Dick Reaney, Norm Grubbs, Larry Heath and Don Boulton with 45; and second place, Dick Denhart, Mario Cappelletti and John Ruffo with 47. Closest to the pin: No. 2, M ario Cappelletti, 22-feet-1-inch; and No. 8, Dick Denhart, 5-feet2-inches. Male Overall Winner Renee Marin Gomez 17:16.9 Female Overall Winner Annette Bednosky 20:18.0 Male Masters Winner Eddie NeSmith 18:19.4 Female Masters Winner Laura Griffin 24:16.6 Male SeniorGrand Masters Winner Jerry Rossetti 24:30.8 Female SeniorGrand Masters Winner Jo Collier 28:11.6 Male 9 and under Keegan White, 27:27.2; Trevin Graham, 30:47.4; Bud Cox, 34:03.2; Zander Durastanti, 34:29.1; Conor Delaney, 36:14.8. Female 9 and under Kinsley White, 32:01.8; Celeste Vega, 42:37.1; Nicole Beard, 48:13.8; Allie Collier, 48:16.4. Male 10 to 14 Zack Durastanti, 24:50.5; Scottie Meeks, 25:21.1; Chandler Gowan, 25:51.5; Ben Tubbs, 27:51.8; Grant Forsee, 28:07.2; Jesse Bermudez, 31:56.1. Female 10 to 14 Sophia Tauchen, 26:30.1; Savannah Oldfield, 26:32.6; Ashley White, 28:45.4; Kimber Harris, 34:41.4; Kylie Caputo, 45:21.3; Margaux Neal 46:58.9; Lexi Vega, 52:30.7. Male 15 to 19 Donovan White, 20:21.6; Jacob Cook, 21:47.2; Nicholas Gregor, 22:04.8; Waylon Luke, 31:10.6; Mark Mercer, 40:21.2. Female 15 to 19 T aylor Tubbs, 21:21.5; Allie Mann, 24:45.2; Olivia Burnett, 25:58.1; Katie Stoll, 27:43.6. Male 20 to 24 A ndrew Altvater, 18:58.0; Arturo Garcia, 25:25.4; Alex Ortiz, 30:32.2; Carlos Ortiz, 46:39.2. F emale 20 to 24 Ashley Waldon, 27:56.1; Emily Jones, 28:26.7; Katie Altvator, 29:36.6; MacKenzie Kirkland, 29:48.5; Samantha McClelland, 34:19.2; Ann Garcia, 45:55.7; Alyssa PurdyGrimes, 47:55.3; Dana Barnes, 48:53.5. Male 25 to 29 Aaron Sears, 23:09.7; Terry Hancock, 24:22.3; Nicholas Pavlinsky, 26:12.0; Jeremy Vincent, 26:56.5; Mark Nugent, 27:47.0; Leighton Skipper, 30:51.9; Mike Larson, 32:44.4; Marc Baugh, 33:06.8; Jeff Krull, 37:47.8. Female 25 to 29 Angela Stuart, 26:47.0; Monica Scholl, 29:45.8; Shawn Bray, 30:14.9; Emily Hall, 31:03.8; Amy Garcia, 32:07.8; Melissa Olson, 32:11.4; Crystal Baugh, 34:18.8; Ashley Rice, 39:26.2; Kirstin Autrey, 43:50.5; Becky Poverud, 44:26.9; Emily Mielke, 46:26.1; Joann Lyons, 47:06.4; Sarah Brooker, 50:39.9. Male 30 to 34 Adam Smehyl, 19:13.1; Grant Rowe, 22:10.1; Clayton Kimball, 23:55.7; Carlos Torres, 24:22.5; Lloyd Gulfam, 24:25.0; Jason Garcia, 25:36.9; Cory Lindsey, 27:05.0; Chad Williams, 27:26.5; Chris White, 27:29.7; Joshua Virkler, 29:14.2; Jeff Beard, 33:45.0; Jakunnie Basabe, 37:43.0. Female 30 to 34 Lena Kimball, 25:22.8; Stephanie White, 25:37.7; Michelle Delaney, 26:27.5; Misty Forsee, 28:07.4; Olivia Minshew, 28:15.8; Stacy Smehyl, 28:25.0; Erin Stivender, 30:33.7; Kari Pritchett, 30:47.3; Ester Calcat, 31:39.4; Suzi Gustafson, 32:44.6; Bonny Revell, 32:50.1; Lacy Virkler, 34:20.4; Gabrielle Birnie, 36:10.5; Luciana Anderson, 36:11.4; Staci Braswell, 37:15.3; Jennifer Bryant, 37:22.9; Trisha Johnson, 37:46.9; Bianca Humphrey, 38:59.6; Ginny Cox, 39:05.6; Dorothy Carey, 39:15.8; Amanda Maghan, 39:27.3; Monica Manus, 41:33.5; Jessica Vega, 42:37.0; Erin Galimba, 44:27.0; Cynthia Cook, 48:53.4. Male 35 to 39 Sean Brown, 20:19.6; Joshua Zahller, 21:16.3; James Alred, 21:38.9; Bob Starrett, 22:15.0; Bert Cox, 23:32.0; Joseph Scholl, 26:43.2; Chris Forsee, 27:01.7; Ralph Bacolod, 29:35.1; Jow Ortiz, 30:32.1; Bill Weindel, 37:19.4. Female 35 to 39 Regan Davenport, 22:05.8; Tara Alred, 28:38.0; Sandy Meeks, 30:46.1; Jennifer Rowe, 33:13.8; Heather Mellow, 34:01.6; Noelle Stoll, 34:02.5; Gina Davis, 36:16.0; Gloria Mize, 36:53.0; Susan Patterson, 38:43.5; Julie Beard, 45:03.5; Blanch Gagatam, 48:07.3; Rhonda Darty, 48:08.7; Erin McCanta, 52:33.3. Male 40 to 44 Rob Moulds, 20:36.7; Chris Doty, 20:43.3; Shanno n Brown, 38:46.1; Timothy Darty, 42:49.4. F emale 40 to 44 Nancy Nowell, 25:33.2; Evelyn Colon, 26:03.7; Sonia Quejada, 31:30.3; Athesa Cardona, 31:34.2; Pamela Lanier, 32:19.6; Lisa Clark, 32:41.1; Michelle Tauchen, 33:47.3; Marsha May, 34:22.1; Dorothy Harris, 34:47.3; Pam Harris, 3 7:36.2; Michele Bednosky, 38:00.5; Maritza Williams, 38:28.9; Febie Basilla, 40:15.1; Pam Selph, 41:32.5. Male 45 to 49 Slade Ward, 19:47.2; Tom Meade, 21:07.9; Nick Economidis, 23:10.3; Terry` Elders, 25:21.7; Joseph Starr, 27:58.7; Jack Bailey, 28:26.7; Walter Kohl, 28:50.7; Lamonte Simpson, 28:57.0; Scott Harrington, 29:10.6; Steve Austin, 30:16.4; Javier Ortiz, 31:25.4; Tim Patterson, 39:03.0. Female 45 to 49 Jennifer Glassburn, 25:12.5; Lorie Austin, 27:57.7; Ma ry Ann Andrews, 28:27.6; Pacqueline Colon, 28:55.8; Theresa E lders, 29:10.9; Cheryl Graham, 30:07.2; Debbie Leal, 31:33.0; Cathie Schaper, 32:59.7; Tina Grimes, 33:23.4; Deborah Witmer, 34:55.2; Donna Strickland, 36:40.1; Marci Burnett, 36:48.7; Laura Waldon, 37:50.7; Terry Coyle, 42:33.6; Rita Starr, 45:16.6; Ginger Mitchell, 45:23.3; Renee Kohl, 46:21.4; Beth Weldy, 50:40.3; Lynnetta Mann, 55:41.0; Lena Phelps, 57:28.9. 8:06/M Male 50 to 54 Al Vigne, 22:04.4; Lawrence Luepschen, 22:45.4; Rick Lilyquist, 23:09.9; Paul Nowell, 23:29.4; Steve Scheck, 23:38.8; Mike Lee, 24:46.8; Bill Jarrett, 25:35.2; David Taylor, 27:15.1; John Shoop, 37:12.6; Cary Pigman, 37:26.6; Tony Littell, 37:27.6; Nelson Pacheco, 38:09.6; Tim Williams, 56:54.1. Female 50 to 54 Darlene Celentano, 29:34.2; Jeannette Williams, 29:48.3; Deborah Hartzell, 32:15.4; Dawn Simpson, 32:42.3; Ellen Heleski, 37:07.3; Jan Shoop, 37:12.7; Darlene Pigman, 37:26.3; Tracy Littell, 39:11.8; Mary Lester, 40:43.2; Laura Melo, 48:33.8; Kim Ward, 52:49.9; Cathy Lewis, 57:32.9. M ale 55 to 59 Chuck Best, 21:26.1; Anthony DeRoatis, 23:32.5; Jim Griffin, 24:13.6; Virgil McInvale, 25:00.0; Wesley Mercer, 26:31.0; Richard Percy, 27:52.4; Randy Severn, 27:54.5; C harles Stuart, 28:56.5; Jeffrey Tuneberg, 30:35.0. Female 55 to 59 L eesa Skipper, 31:41.1; Eleana Febre, 31:52.6; Lori Brown, 32:21.8; Martie Brooker, 32:52.3; Pat Caton, 33:17.9; Patricia Wilson, 40:45.4; Susan Cook, 43:51.7; Francis Stuart, 4 4:25.9; Rhonda Beckman, 44:51.5; Bonnie Potter, 47:28.4; Martie Merrill, 48:31.4; Barb Sheasley, 51:00.2; Jane Hancock, 51:07.6; Teresa McInvale, 53:08.5; Donna Klemm, 1 :13:38.8; Penny Spiegel, 1:13:49.7. Male 60 to 64 Charlie Potter, 25:59.8; Peter Lewia, 28:10.3; Gary D ressel, 34:46.6; Jim Brooks, 55:49.0. Female 60 to 64 Peggy Essex-Klammer, 30:54.9; Crystal Vanderpoo l 33:50.3; Virginia Okie, 34:17.2; Carol Rossetti, 35:59.4; Donna Patterson, 36:05.4; Laura Bowen, 39:55.4; Judye M ercer, 40:42.3; Ida Jackson, 46:57.6; Candice Stewart, 53:40.7; Mary Rucker, 54:19.1; Lorraina Sleeman, 57:33.3; Doreen Cooke, 1:03:20.3; Elaine White, 1:03:21.9. Male 65 to 69 Rob Mason, 27:19.0; Richard Rucker, 28:12.5; Pep Hutchinson, 37:33.2. Female 65 to 69 Bonnie Theall, 28:29.5; Mary Carol Plott, 39:58.1. Male 70 to 74 Sam Starrett, 31:04.8; Dale Bargar, 36:42.9; Bob Ushka, 46:57.8; Eladio Lao, 1:07:58.6. Female 70 to 74 Sandy Brosius, 36:45.4; Audrey Smith, 42:12.8. Male 75 to 79 Harold Smith, 30:31.6. Female 75 to 79 Jan Coyle, 44:45.6. Male 80 to 84 Ken Filppula, 43:47.7; Bill Kramer, 52:17.3. Male 85 and over Eugene Nowell, 56:24.6. 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C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunFriday, July 6, 2012w ww.newssun.com LAKE DENTON CAMP; 3.639"; 5"; Black; july ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 5 5 3 3 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 Finally, I brought it up only to find that I had snagged a metal fish basket with the remains of several dead panfish still inside. These types of fish bags open like an accordion, which is what I must have felt as I lifted the bag and began to reel, only to have the bag fall again under its own weight. Somewhat disappointed, I re-tied and went back to trolling. I caught one more bass, about 2 pounds and tried working the area with a jig but didnt get any hits so I packed up and got off the water. Its funny, but Ive been fishing for 50-plus years and like many fishermen, I have lots of lures that Ive put away and forgotten what useful tools they can be under the right conditions. Jitterbugs, Hula Poppers, Johnson Spoons, Weedwings; they were all hot lures in their time, but most are sitting in old tackle boxes, rarely seeing the light of day. But Spoonplugs should be an essential lure for everyones tacklebox. And not just for bass fishermen, but literally for allg amefish. I first learned about Spoonplugs back in 1973, when Don Dickson, a profess ional fisherman who worked for Buck Perry happ ened to stop in at my tackle shop. I owned a small retail store called the Tackle Shed b ack then and Don was out promoting the art of Spoonplugging. I had just started a bass club back then, and as all you tournamernt bass fishermen know, you arent allowed to troll in a tournament, so my initial reaction was feigning interest in the funny looking lures. But Don persisted and eventually persuaded me to go out with him and see how they actually work. We met at the boat ramp on Berlin Resovoir in NE Ohio and within minutes, I found myself holding a trolling rod and following Dons rapid-paced speech about the effectiveness of Spoonplugging to locate the fish. It didnt take long before we landed a number of walleye, smallmouth and largemoiuth bass and one muskie of 15 pounds. Each time we caught a fish, we marked the spot and fished it thoroughly with a jig tipped with pork rind. Most of the fish were taken in relatively deep water (8-15 feet were caught on the jigs. As Don explained, the s poonplug is designed to locate the fish, once youve f ound them, theyre pretty easy to catch on a jig or deep diving crank bait. I was amazed. Like many fishermen, I primarily fished the shoreline, rarely fishing water deeper than six feet. This was an incredible method of fishing, and I was hooked. Don and his partner stayed in town for a couple of weeks, eventually doing a seminar at the local Holiday Inn. He also took other nonbelievers out on the lake and demonstrated to them the effectiveness of Spoonplugging. Needless to say, I started carrying the 5-pak of lures, and eventually the Spoonplugging rods and Penn reels they suggested. I even bought one of the first Spoonplugging boats. But, like the jitterbug and hula popper, I eventually put my Spoonplugs away and like many other bass fishermen, eagerly awaited the hot new bass fishing lures being promoted by lure companies and touring pros. D on Norton is a professional t ournament bass fisherman, bass f ishing 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 and is the owner of a custom rod building company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He can be reached at 330-635-6682 or by email at donorton13@gmail.com. Hisw ebsite address is theamericanfisherman.com. Continued from 1B Fish are suckers for Spoonplug Brian Ortiz a sixth in the 50Free for the 15-18 Boys and G reg Rawlings a sixth in the 15-18 Boys 100 Breaststroke. Anna Sapp, in the 10under Girls, had two 9th places, in the 50and 100B ack, while Annie WeberC allahan had two sixths and a ninth among the 15-18 Girls. For the Lake Placid Aquatics team, James Baker had the standout day, getting eight top-10 finishes in the 8under Boys. Among those were a 2nd in the 50-Free, a third in the 25Free and a 4th in the 50-Fly. In the 6-under Girls, Ashby Edgemon went 6th in the 25Free and 10th in the 25-Back, while Braden Million went 2nd, 3rd and 6th in the 25 Back, Free and Breaststroke, respectively, in the 6-under Boys. Two more Millions had top-10s, as Logan took 9th in the 50-Back among the 11-12 Boys and Mason placed 7th in the 200-Back in the 13-14 Boys. Robbye Teal then took a 9th in the 100-Breaststroke in the 15-18 Girls. The LPArelay team of Daniel Maulden, Tristan Davis, Braden Million and Tyler Baker placed second in the 8-under Boys 100 freestyle relay with a time of 1:26.67. The HHSTrelay team of Andrew Brown, Steven New, Talon Bullard and Brian Ortiz placed second in the Senior Boys 200 yard Freestyle relay with a time of 1:39.81, while Brown, New, Ortiz and Brian Miller won the Senior Boys 200 Medley relay with a time of 1:52.66. Next on the Highlands Hurricanes schedule will be the Lake Placid Aquatics Invitational swim meet Saturday, July 14 in Lake Placid. The Florida Age Group Championships, July 19-22, the Florida Senior Championships, July 26-29, and the Area 3/5 Championships, July 27-29, still remain on the summer schedule for the Hurricanes. For information on joining the Highlands Hurricanes swim team, please contact Coach Marvin Wolfe at 3829272. Continued from 1B Canes, Aquatics keeping busy News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE The teams arent the only ones getting ready for the upcoming Dixie State Tournaments. The dugouts and bleachers at the Max Long Recreational Complex are also undergoing extensive work as four tournaments will be hosted over the next two weeks. Max Long makeover By BOB BAUM A ssociated PressPHOENIX The Phoenix Suns are off andr unning in their roster makeover to face life after Steve Nash. On the same night the t eam sent their two-time MVPpoint guard to the Los A ngeles Lakers for four d raft picks in a sign-andtrade deal, they reacquired his former backup, Goran Dragic, and reached an agreement to sign forward Michael Beasley. Dragics deal is for $30 million over four years and can rise to $34 million with incentives. The fourth year is a player option. Beasley gets $18 million over three years. The flurry of activity began Tuesday night when the Suns agreed with shooting guard Eric Gordon on a four-year, $58 million offer sheet, although that move may never reach fruition because the New Orleans Hornets have vowed to match the deal. The remodeling began when Phoenix selected point guard Kendall Hunter of North Carolina with the 13th pick in the draft. Dragics return is intriguing, because it was only slightly more than a year ago that the Suns gave up on him, sending him, along with a lottery-protected draft pick, at the trade deadline to the Houston Rockets for point guard Aaron Brooks. But Brooks was erratic, then spent last season in China, although he remains a Phoenix restricted free agent. The deals for Dragic and Beasley were confirmed by a person with knowledge of the situation who requested anonymity because contracts cant be signed untilJ uly 11. Several teams had been courting Dragic, who drew increased interest when he m oved in as starter for the Rockets after Kyle Lowry w as sidelined with a bacterial infection. D ragic was named Western Conference player of the week on April 8 after compiling 62 points and 25 assists in wins over Chicago, the Lakers and Sacramento. Dragic has averaged 11.7 points and 5.3 assists in 28 minutes per game in his career, mostly as a backup. The Slovenian, highly popular with Suns fans, was drafted in the second round in 2008, 45th overall, by San Antonio, then his draft rights were traded to the Suns. His most famous day with Phoenix came on May 7, 2010, during Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals at San Antonio, when he scored 23 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, including 5 of 5 3-pointers, in a 110-96 victory. Beasley was the second pick overall in the draft but has never reached his potential in two seasons with Miami and two with Minnesota, averaging 15.1 points per game in his four NBAseasons. His best season was 20102011, when he averaged 19.2 points with the Timberwolves. The agreement with Beasley came hours after he v isited the Sunsheadquarters. The Timberwolves declined an $8 million option to keep Beasley. Despite his obvious talents, his problems off the court have followed him. Around 3 a.m. one nig ht last June, he was ticketed for possessing marijuana and speeding in the Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka. While playing for the Heat, Beasley has acknowledged, he twice violated the NBAs drug policy and entered a treatment facility for a time in 2009. Beasley had vowed to work hard in the offseason to improve his overall game, with former NBAplayer Norm Nixon as something of a mentor. At 6-foot-9, Beasley fits the Sunsneed for more athleticism and might have been the most purely talented player on the Timberwolvesroster. Beasley also was bothered by injuries both of his seasons with Minnesota. Both years, and I told Michael this a couple times recently, it is a shame that he got hurt, Minnesota general manager David Kahn said. His offensive game wasnt there at the start, but I at least thought he was trying defensively and just applying himself with more rigor than he had the year before with the previous staff, and I was at least hopeful that maybe there is something here. And he got hurt again, and again. Suns have busy 4th in readying for life after Nash C ourtesy photo Andrew Brown, with coach Marvin Wolfe, had a banner weekend at the T-Bay Invitational in Lakeland. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, July 6, 2012Page 5B I NFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 9 9 HEALTHYLIVING A RA ContentMore than 10 million Americans begin their day with their usual routine,only to discover the spring int heir step has been replaced by a creak in their knees. ear and teardisease or osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is the most commonf orm of arthritis and can be life-changing. The associated pain and stiffness decreases an individuals ability to carry outr outine day-to-day activities, such as climbing stairs or standing for a long period oft ime. It is estimated that women older than 50 years of age are more likely tod evelop OA of the knee than men.i J effrey E. Rosen,M.D.,a leading osteoarthritis expert and Chairman of theD epartment of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation at New Y ork Hospital Queens, shares expert insights and advice that all osteoarthritis of the knee sufferers should know,including ways tom aintain a healthy,active lifestyle and common dise ase misconceptions. What is osteoarthritis? O ften referred to as wear and tear,osteoarthritis is a chronic disease in which the c artilage,or cushioning tissue between the surfaces of joints,wears away. When cartilage surrounding the j oint breaks down,the joint has to bear more weight; this transmits across the joint possibly leading to changes in the underlying bone. What are common misconceptions about osteoarthritis of the knee? Osteoarthritis is often confused with osteoporosis, which is a disease that affects the makeup of theb one,as opposed to the joints and cartilage surrounding the bone. Anotherc ommon misconception is that osteoarthritis of the knee only affects older peo-p le. Who is at risk of developing osteoarthritis? There are certain factors t hat can increase a persons risk including weight,age, gender and injury or trauma to the knee joint. Those who have had repeated trauma tot he knee joints,also referred to as micro-traumas,are at h igher risk,and women are affected more than men. Approximately 60 percent oft he nearly 27 million people affected by osteoarthritis of t he knee are women.ii What are the symptoms?General osteoarthritis of the knee symptoms include stiffness,particularly when g etting up in the morning, aching in the joints and pain while walking up and down stairs. Patients will normally use over-the-counter medica-t ions to treat the symptoms. However,if symptoms p rogress over time or you start to feel a crunching sensation from inside thej oint,this may be a sign that it is time to schedule an a ppointment with your doctor. Also,consult your doctor w hen pain,stiffness or swelling becomes too persistent or starts to affect your stability when standing. Another sure sign to seek m edical attention is when symptoms cannot be alleviated with an anti-inflammatory or an over-the-counter medication,such as acetamino-p hen. The key to a better outcome is seeking support e arly and before the problem progresses too far.How is osteoarthritis knee pain treated? Traditionally,physicians have approached treating o steoarthritis in a step-wise fashion,beginning with improving diet as well as a modified exercise program, then moving towards pharm acological intervention as needed. However,now physicians are starting to try different treatment approaches to help get the best resultp ossible for patients as quickly as possible. My prefe rence is to use multi-modal strategies where I can combine treatments and therapys trategies. What type of questions should people with osteoarthritis ask? I tell my patients the importance of being i nformed. Ask your doctor about ways to maintain proper body weight and an exercise program that is appropriatef or you. It is also important to keep an open dialogue with your doctor about worsening symptoms so treatment canb e adjusted as necessary.What are three things you would recommend?Maintain a healthy body weight. It is essential to m aintain a healthy body weight. In fact,every 10 pounds,either lost or gained,i s magnified by four times depending on the physical a ctivity being done by the individual. Stay active and exercise. K eep up an active lifestyle and make sure this includes a stretching and exercise program. A common misstep is to focus on cardiovascular training only or weight train-i ng only,whereas a combination of the two is ideal. S tronger muscles can act like shock absorbers to joints,so a strength trainingp rogram is beneficial. Educate yourself about y our disease. Finally,it is imperative to be educated about your condition and a ware of the contributing factors so you know when it is the right time to see your doctor. Expert Q&A: wear and tear or osteoarthritis of the knee Metro General osteoarthritis of the knee symptoms include stiffness, particularly when getting up in the morning, aching in the joints and pain while walking up and down stairs.


C M Y K Dear Pharmacist: Help m e make an herbal medicine cabinet since you have such a good understanding of plants that act like drugs. B.M.,Tulsa,Oklahoma A nswer: Sure,this will be great because herbal remedies are usually very inexpensive and they come with fewer side effects thanm ost prescribed medicines. Here are the must-haves: E ucalyptus essential oil: Purifies the air,and mayr elieve sinus and lung congestion. I keep a tiny bottle (similar to the sort that department stores sample perfumes) and its filled withp ure eucalyptus oil. I sniff it before boarding,especially if people are sick around me, and Ive never gotten sick during or after a flight. Youi nhale it,do not ingest it. Dilute with a little oil and rub on your sore muscles. Lavender essential oil: Another must have,that you apply to your skin for minor burns,bites,stings,rashes, abrasions,pimples and so forth. You can take a few deep inhalations of this oil for instant relaxation,or to help you sleep. Rub on pulse points. Tea tree essential oil:A p owerful anti-fungal and antiseptic. Clean c uts/scrapes with it and apply to discolored fingernails and toenails twice daily. Can dab lightly on pimples. Do not ingest. N eutralizing cordial:Take this tincture by mouth,its great for stomach aches,gas, diarrhea,constipation,heartburn or acid reflux. I likeG aias brand for this. Echinacea:Boost immunity and enhance the production of white blood cells; great to ward off colds,minimize allergies,prevent infections,and protect from toxins from spider/scorpion or jellyfish bites. Dont take i f youre allergic to ragweed. Usnea:Never heard of that I bet! Usnea tincture is an antibacterial,anti-viral,antifungal and anti-amoebic. Itk ills everything so Id suggest this for people with serious lung,staph,strep or bladder infections. Of course,do not delay medicalt reatment if you really need it. B entonite clay:Always in my house. When taken inter-n ally it binds toxins,but too much can cause constipation. Suggest 1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon mixed in water daily,but do not take within 4 hours ofi mportant medications because it will inactivate them. Clay can be applied to the skin to draw out poison from stings and bites,and tod ry up pimples. Bach Rescue Remedy:An energetic remedy; you take a few drops by mouth. Its a brilliant combination of flower essences and affects the emotional and spiritual layer of our body. People use it to help manage trauma or shock,convulsions,fainting and even severe stress like a car crash,animal attack,or witnessing death. Interesting huh,I suspect you want more information so visit www.nelsonsnaturalworld.co m /. White Willow Bark or California Poppy:These areu sed in the same way that you might use ibuprofen, a spirin or tylenol. I recommend them as herbal tinc-t ures. T heres a whole world out there on herbal medicine (the way it used to be!) and if youd like more informa-t ion just visit the American Botanical Councils website a t www.herbalgram.org/. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and RealS olutions. For more information, visit www. D earPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, July 6, 2012www.newssun.com celebrate freedom; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, celebrate freedom sto; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 5 5 4 4 POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; h ealthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 3 3 DR. 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Testing is one of the chief means of slowing new infections,which have held steady at about 50,000 per year for two decades. FDA officials said the test is aimed at people who might not otherwise get tested. The availability of a home-use HIV test kit provides another option for individuals to get tested so that they can seek medical care,if appropriate,said Dr. Karen Midthun,director of the FDAs Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. FDA approves first rapid, take home HIV test Metro ServicesFitness-conscious men and women have no doubt noticed the growing popu-l arity of core exercises. Core exercises are those that focus on the body's core muscles,or those around the trunk and pelvis. T hese exercises are a focus of fitness center programs and have even been integrated into the workout regimens of professional athletes in all sports. B ut those unfamiliar with core exercises might not u nderstand why they have become so popular,or why they have proven so effec-t ive. The following are some o f the reasons core exercises have become such a significant part of many training regimens. Core exercises help i mprove balance and stability. Core exercises r equire the core muscles, including the abdominals, hips,lower back,andp elvis,to work together. When muscles work t ogether,the result is improved balance and stability,which helps athletesp erform better and non-athletes better cope with the physical demands of everyd ay life. Core exercises i mprove the appearance of abdominals. While it might not be the best reason to workout,physical appearance is a significantr eason many people have such a strong commitment to exercise. Core exercises strengthen and tone the underlyingm uscles of the abdominals. When coupled with aerobic activity that burns abdominal fat,core exercises help turn flabby abdomi-n als into the envy of fellow fitness enthusiasts. Core exercises impact everyday life. Another reason many people commit to working theirc ore muscles is the impact such activity has on everyd ay life. Core exercises help improve posture,which canr educe,if not eliminate, lower back pain and other m uscle injuries. Eliminating that pain can greatly improve quality of life. In addition,core exercise s can make it easier to excel in sports such as golf, a benefit that,to golfers,is worth its weight in gold. Core exercises are f ree. Core exercises can be done without any costly m achinery,and men and women can do them at home without having to payf or a monthly gym membership. However,it helps to get s ome instruction before beginning a core exercise r egimen,as the exercises are not easy and the risk of injury is high for the inexperienced who don't have anyone to show them whatt o do. Core exercises more popular


C M Y K By HOLLY RAMER A ssociated PressC ONCORD,N.H. Forget that image of a hospice worker sitting next to a hospital bed in a dimly lit room. Today,hospice care isd elivered everywhere from the golf course to the casino. As they brace for the eventual needs of the aging baby boom generation,hos-p ice providers are working to diversify their services and dispel misconceptions about what they do. Chief among those myths is the notion that hospicec onsists of friendly visitors who sit in a darkened room a nd hold Grandmas hand while she dies,says Robin Stawasz,family servicesd irector at Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care i n upstate New York. s just not what we do. We come in and help people go golfing or go snowbird down to Florida,or go out tod inner several nights a week. We help them get to the casin os on weekends,she said. This is not getting ready to die. This is living livingn ow,living tomorrow,making the best possible life w ith what you have. According to the National Hospice and Palliative CareO rganization,an estimated 1.58 million patients received hospice care from m ore than 5,000 programs nationwide in 2010,more t han double the number of patients served a decade earlier. More than 40 percent of all deaths in the United States that year were undert he care of hospice,which provides medical care,pain management,and emotional and spiritual support to patients with terminal illnesses. Both figures have grown s teadily and are expected to rise as baby boomers the 7 8 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 get older. s a complicated time and an exciting time,but itsa lso,in many ways,going to be a very daunting time for hospices to try to find ways to take care of all these people,said DonaldS chumacher,president and CEO of the national hospice group. For the vast majority of patients,hospice means periodic visits at home from a team of hospice workers. A much smaller percentage receives continuous nursing care at home or inpatient care at a hospice house. Hospice is covered under Medicare,Medicaid,and most private health insurance plans. According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 84 percent of patients receiving hospice care in 2010 were covered by Medicare. The vast majority of those patients received routine home care visits from h ospice workers as opposed to around-the-clock nursing c are or inpatient care and at that level of care,the Medicare reimbursement wasa bout $126 per day,according to the organization. M edicare covers hospice care if a doctor determines someone has less than sixm onths to live and if the patient forgoes any further life-prolonging treatment, t hough under the new federal health care overhaul law,it w ill experiment with covering both curative and supportive care at a number of test sites nationwide. In the meantime,hospice p rograms are growing in number and scope. Recognizing that people are living longer and with complex illnesses,theve been branching out into other pre-hospiceareas forp atients who are not terminally ill. For example,some c enters have become certified as so-called PACE providers,an acronym that stands for program of allinclusive care for the elder-l y. Hospices are trying to throw a broader net out to provide services to people before they become eligiblef or hospice,Schumacher said. Another trend is focusing on patients with specific diagnoses. While hospices for decades overwhelmingly cared for people with cancer, by 2010,cancer diagnoses had dropped to 36 percent of patients served,prompting some centers to develop programs geared toward heart disease,dementia and other diagnoses. e are realizing that while our roots were really in oncology,that model is not the best response for all patients,Stawasz said. We needed to really look again at how we were doing things. It is not a one-sizefits-all kind of treatment p lan,she said. After working with p roviders and patients to figure out where traditional hospice had been missing them ark,Stawaszs agency launched its specialized prog ram for patients who have suffered heart failure in 2009. While theres usually ac lear line between medical treatment and comfort care for cancer patients,things g et blurry with other conditions,she said. So the a gency started focusing on the reason behind each service,rather than the service itself. If the real focus is to h elp someone stay comfortable,then thats hospice, even if its traditionally something a little bit more aggressive,such as IV antibiotics or IV diuretics or that sort of thing,or hospi-t alizations,she said. So if the goal is for comfort and t he treatment has a reasonable expectation to provide meaningful comfort,then thats hospice. Though he praises such p rograms,one expert in endof-life issues says the hospice industry and American society as a whole are far from ready for the agingb aby boom generation. Unless caring for people at the end of life becomes a larger part of the national agenda,the rising tide of elders is bound to result in a flood of unmet needs,said Dr. Ira Byock,director of palliative medicine at New Hampshires DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center. He points out that while the number of people using hospice has grown,the average length of stay actually dipped slightly in 2010 compared with the previous year, raising concerns that providers arent reaching patients and their family caregivers in a timely manner. e often quip that in h ospice care these days, were doing brink-of-death c are rather than end-of-life care,Byock said. When it comes to illness, d ying,and death,the American mindset is I dont w ant to think about it.But Byock hopes baby boomers will take backthe end ofl ife in the same way they took charge of the beginning by pushing for the natural c hildbirth movement and efforts to bring fathers into the delivery room. It was driven by the b oomers as citizens and consumers; it was an advocacy movement. A very similar thing needs to happen now, he said. H ospice workers say they are more ready than other health care providers to deal with baby boomers and whatever changes health carer eform brings because theve been working with limited budgets for years. ve been meeting that triple threat of providing better care with higher patients atisfaction for less money, Stawasz said. I think hospice is perhaps standing as a model for others as we are dealing witht he challenges of the increased needs that baby b oomers represent. Laurie Farmer of the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association agrees. And she adds that hospice isa ll about providing individualized care,something that b aby boomers likely will demand. The baby boom generat ion comes as very educated consumers,and so we are f eeling that we have been meeting that challenge,she said. A t age 70,Liz Murphy,of Deerfield,N.H.,is a few years older than the oldest b aby boomers. But like many of the baby boomers served by the Concord hospice program,she did herh omework before deciding several weeks ago to move into the programs hospice house. Murphy,a longtime S tatehouse lobbyist,was found several years ago to have an extremely rare cancer of the connective tissue that settled mainly in herb ones but also has spread to her brain,liver and other organs. She started considering hospice after a spate of surgeries just weeks apart resulted in no improvements. M urphy said she knew where the hospice house w as,but beyond that,knew little about it before she started looking into it. Buto nce she did,she made her decision quickly. I talked it through with my husband and my children and anybody else who I thought would have an interest in it,and I feel as thoughI got information from as many people as I needed. I c ame and looked at it,and Im very happy with it,she said. Its been great. I love the place. Ive been very fortun ate that the people who are here are people who are happy to work with me,anda re interested in working together with my family,my husband and me to give us t he program were interested in. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, July 6, 2012Page 7B HIGHLANDS LITTLE THEATRE PP; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process july ads contestbanner; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 4 4 6 6 j uly 4th contest; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; july 4th contest for kids; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 4 4 9 9 HEALTHYLIVING With boomers coming, hospice industry diversifies MCT Todays hospice care involves more than just comforting those who are confined to their deathbeds. MCT Joseph Luciano, right, and his wife Adriana play with their dogs May 2 in Clermont. Cornerstone launched its "Pet Peace of Mind" program a few months ago. Hospice volunteers are stepping in more and more to care for the pets of dying patients.


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, July 6, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the News-Sun at 3856155,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 (239Pastor 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 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor.Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N.Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor.Christ centered and biblically based.Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available.Bible studies at 9:45 a.m.Sunday and 7 p.m.Wednesday.Prayer Time 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday.Bible classes at 9:45 a.m.are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30.Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+ PM.The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service, 7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone:453-4256.Fax:453-6986.Email: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvonPark 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park.Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m.orchestra rehersal;9 a.m.Library open;9:30 a.m.Sunday School;11 a.m. Morning Worship;11 a.m.Childrens Church;6 p.m.evening worship. Wednesday schedule:5:15 p.m.supper;6 p.m.Bible Study and Prayer;6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Practice;6 p.m.childrens choir rehearsals;7 p.m.mission programs. Hispanic Services:Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m.and evening worship at 7 p.m.Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Call 453-6681 for details. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S.27 midway between S ebring and Lake Placid).Your place for family, friends and faith.Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m.Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email: information@fbclp.com.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m.Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida.Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m.Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service.Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone:385-5154.Dr.David E. Richardson, senior pastor;Rev.Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities;and Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.;Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Becky Gotsch, director.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D.Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m.Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle.Phone 3824301. 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, 385-0752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open.Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;6552610.Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610.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 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English.Weekday mass at 8 a.m.Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th.Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049;fax, 385-5169;email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev.Jo Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retiredv.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 453-8929. Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 4657065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday:Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist.Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!Alive and Worth the D rive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher;David Etherton, Youth Pastor.Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m.Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays.Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m.Monday-Friday.Phone 3826676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825;(863 453-5334;on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesdaystudies 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:385-0358 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 3821343.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 siteWednesday 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 t o come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S.Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: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 863-465-4636 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 Avon Park, 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 at7 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 Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark.Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity.Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided.Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m.(Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m.Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor.Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP A tonement Lutheran Church ELCASEBRING This is the sixth Sunday after Pentecost. Worship service with (openC ommunion will be led by Deacon David Thoresen. Sermon will be based on the gospel reading of Mark 6:1-13. The Labyrinth Prayer Garden is i n memory of a former memberKaitlyn Gossett. Bushes and flowers decorating the garden were planted in memory of Scott Duncan Koch. T he Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public,as well as church members seven days a week.C hrist Lutheran Church LCMSA VON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will be preaching a sermon entitled The Measure ofS uccess. The church is at 1320 C.R. 64, e ast of the Avon Park High School. For more information,call 4712663 or visit www.christlutheranavonpark.org/.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled Sacrament.The keynote is from I Chronicles 16:29,Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name:b ring an offering,and come before him:worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Our church is at 146 N. Franklin Street.C hristian Training Church SEBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring them essage titled Living Dailyat the Sunday morning service. The W ednesday night Bible study is studying the Gospel of John. Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING The Church of Buttonwood Bay meets each Sunday in the clubhouse. Pastor Hess will recall the origin of some of our favorite hymns with the subject of A Hymn is Born and You Are There. The service is non-denominat ional and open to all. Location is U.S. 27,four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. Call 382-1737 for more information.E astside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID Mid-Week Bible Study will be canceled fort his Wednesday due to the holiday and will resume on the following W ednesday,July 11. Sunday morning Worship Celebration is a blend of contem-p orary and traditional styles of worship music. Communion is o ffered weekly.The Agape Cafe is open for coffee and snacks from 9:45-10:15 a.m. Eastside Christian Church is at 101 Peace Ave. in Lake Placid,two miles east of U.S. 27 on C.R. 621. Call 465-7065.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon,Baggage,withS cripture taken from Mark 6:1-13. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634( Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday morni ng,the church celebrates the sixth Sunday after Pentecost. New pastor R ev. Robert C. Reinhardt will deliver his sermon based on a medoly of the readings of the day from Ezekiel 2:1-5,Psalm 123,II Corinthians 12:1-10 and Mark 6:1-1 3. The Installation Service for Rev. Reinhardt as Faiths Intentional Interim Minister will he July 8 at 3 p.m.,followed by a fellowship welcome meal downstairs. Faith Child Development Cente r is open for Summer Camp. Pleasec all 385-3232 for more information. Summer Camp for ages 3-5 is only $2 per hour and includes breakfast and lunch. Faiths Closet/Thrift Shop hours are:Tuesday to Friday,from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Saturday,from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; phone 385-278 2 (direct to Faiths Closet).First Baptist Church, Avon ParkAVON PARK Rev. Jon Beck i s senior pastor. The church is at 100 N. Lake A ve. For more information,call 4 53-6681 or e-mail info@fbcap.net/.First Christian Church of Avon ParkA VON PARK Wednesday e vening regular Bible study is cur rently studying the Gospel of John. First Christian Church of Avon P arks is at 1016 W. Camphor St. 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 Fridays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,N ews-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. C ontinued on page 9B


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, July 6, 2012Page 9B EPISCOPAL St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.Church office 385-7649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone:465-0051.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, 9 a.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N.Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Monday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Like to sing? Come join the choir.Visitors always welcome.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School.Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor.Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Summer Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes, 9 a.m.Sunday.Worship service is broadcast at 10 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 activities and groups include: Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:30 p.m.Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The 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.and9 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.weareu nion.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 month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruc e 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 F ellowship 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 S.Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825.(863von Jarrett, Pastor.Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m.for women who love God and crocheting.Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United 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 (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail us at firstchristianap@embarqmail.com/. The church website iswww.firstcchris-t ianap.com/.First Christian Church SEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Anna Coley and Betty Harcourt. Communion will be served byC arol Chandler,Sandra Laufer, Chris Baker and Catherine Baker. Pastor Rons Sunday morning sermon is titled,The Story of Joseph,is taken from Genesis3 7:5-8. Call the church office at 3850352. The church is at 510P oinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkA VON PARK On Sunday morning,Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is entitled Will We Return toG od?based on Amos 4:6-13. Sunday school is available for all a ges. The adult class will continue their series entitled Faith Lessons on the Promised Landsponsored by Focus on the Family.These lessons are filmed on location in Israel and narrated by Historian/Teacher Ray Vander Laan. Sundays lesson is entitled Iron of Culture.Wendy Garcia teaches the youth class and they discuss how the Bible applies to issues today. Special music will be provided b y Wendy Garcia. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). Call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING I Dont Know the Answeris the title of the Sundaym orning service,given by guest speaker,Rev. Cecil Hess. Summer Camp for sixth through e ighth graders (registration required) will run Monday through Friday,from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. O n Tuesday,July 10,Womens Ministries Summer Study is 9:30 a .m. in the adult classroom. First United Methodist Church of SebringS EBRING The Rev.A.C. Bryant will bring the sermon Blessing and Conflict at Antioch with the Scripture reading from Acts 13:42-47. The service of Holy Communion will be observed. The Sunday evening program for t he youth will be The Gospel According to Krispy Kreme,a teaching series by Louie Giglio. Wednesday is Family Night with food,fun and Bible study. C all the church office for information at 385-5184. The church is downtown at 126 South Pine St. Visit www.sebringfirstumc.com/.Heartland Christian SEBRING Pastor Ted M oores sermon this Sunday will be Does Your Bag Have Holes? Scripture will be from Haggai 1:1-1 5. Communion is offered during the service weekly. The service will also include E leanor Rayfield and Ron Pridgeon singing Soften Your Heart. T he North American Christian Convention at the Orlando Marriott is Tuesday through Friday,July 10-1 3. Vacation Bible School will be M onday through Friday,Aug. 6-10, from 5-8 p.m. Public is welcome The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchL AKE PLACID Rev. John Bryant will preach at the Heritage Worship Service and the elebration Worship Service. Pastor Claude Burnett will p reach at the New Song contemporary Service in Rob Reynolds Hall, with the worship band leading the service. Rev. Dale Schanely will lead the w orship service at the Lake Placid Health Care Center. The Church is at 500 Kent Ave. Call 465-2422.P arkway Free Will Baptist ChurchS EBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson Embodying Gods Justiceis taken from IIS amuel 23 and I Chronicles 18. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the S unday morning and evening messages. The Wednesday evening service will be praise,prayer andB ible study.St. John United Methodist Church SEBRING Sunday,the Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr.,will bring the message,Mission Possible! The Biblical reference is from Mark 6:1-13. Nursery is provideda t all services.Sebring Church of the BrethrenS EBRING This Sunday morning,the service will be coming from St. Louis,Mo.,with the annual conference brought to us by Skype on the big screen. S unday school will meet in the Fidelis Room. They will be studying Suffering Unto Death,looking at the Scripture from Luke 23:32-46. Call 385-1597.T he Church of the Way EFCASEBRING Youth Leader Zac Tsai will be preaching his finalm essage at The Church of the Way before leaving for Seminary. D ifference Makers Youth meet Wednesday evenings. The Church of the Way EFCA i s at 1005 North Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Pastor is Reinhold B uxbaum. Church phone is 4716140 and the pastors cell is 2733674. For church information and the pastors messages,go to www.thewaychurch.org/. Continued from page 8B RELIGION Church News


C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunFriday, July 6, 2012www.newssun.com RELIGION ENTERTAINMENT Primetimers plan covered dish lunchL AKE PLACID The Primetimers of First Baptist Church of Lake Placid will host a covered dish luncheon at noon Monday in the fellowship hall. Bring a cover dish to share and friend. Steve Shattler with Florida G ame and Fish will speak on Florida flora and fauna. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St.; phone number 465-3721.Spanish Aglow International meets July 14SEBRING Spanish Aglow International invite the public to its regular meeting each s econd Saturday of every month at the new location of Spring Lake Community Center ( 209 Spring Lake Blvd. B Spring Lake). Take U.S. 27 to U.S. 98 (eastgo five miles and then turn left onto Spring Lake B oulevard. The Community Center is on the right side. This meeting this month will be at 9 a.m. Saturday,July 14. B reakfast will be served (donations welcomed); the meeting will be afterwards (with singing,sharing and surprises). All are welcome. For more information, call Rosa Gutierrez Benton at 655-9163. Snapshots Courtesy photo First Assembly of God features His Willing Vessels for an evening of good ole southern Gospel music on Sunday beginning at 6 p.m. His Willing Vessels are known throughout our county and state and have proven to be a tremendous blessing. They have recently come out with a new CD Canaan Land Is Just In Sight. First Assembly is at 327 Plumosa S t., Lake Placid. Special to the News-SunS EBRING Faith Lutheran Sebring announces the installation of Reverend Robert Reinhardt,pastor. Reinhardt is trained inI ntentional Interim Ministry, which is set up to help the local church restore congregational health by offering a safe bridge between challenging times and the selection of the next permanent pastor. Reinhardt brings much experience and knowledge and Faith is excited to welcome Reinhardt for the next year of service or so. Before retiring,Reinhardt served six churches in Michigan,Wisconsin and Ohio. After retirement in 2 001,he and his wife, JoAnne,have served six churches two as vacanc and four as Intentional Interim Pastorates.M emberships in all churches they served ranged from 50 to 2,400. JoAnne is retired Registered Nurse. She trained at Milwaukee Hospital School of Nursing and has a masters degree in Health Administration. When the Reinhardts moved from city to city,she seemed to have a different nursing opportunity. Her longest nursing experience was as an oncology nurse and in the latter years of her career she worked in home health care. Bob Reinhardt is currently serving on the Synod-wide Interim Ministry Conference Board of Directors. He was elected to serve as board chairman about three weeks ago at the National Association of Lutheran Interim Pastors conference in Buffalo. Reinhardts installation service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Faith Lutheran Church as Faiths intentional interim minister. The installation service will be followed by a fellowship welcome meal downstairs. Reinhardt to pastor at Faith Lutheran Sebring His Willing Vessels to perform By FRAZIER MOORE A P Television WriterNEW YORK (AP) Through his decades-longc areer,Andy Griffith was beloved,yet somehow taken for granted. He early on gained immortality as Sheriff Andy Taylor. But hiss kill at playing cornpone decency blinded fans to his ability to master other roles. It simply seemed that,as a denizen of make-believe M ayberry,N.C.,Griffith, with his wide grin and gent le drawl,wasnt acting,but instead a natural. (Note that Griffith was overlooked fors o much as an Emmy nomination for The Andy G riffith Show,while his comical co-star,Don Knotts,bagged five trophies as Deputy Barney Fife.) Sure,being Andy Taylor w ouldve been plenty. But for Griffith,who died T uesday at age 86,there was more to the act. As a reference point in u nderstanding Griffiths range,theres no better p lace to start than with his first film,A Face in the Crowd.Released in 1957,i t would be notable for just the other names attached: director Eliza Kazan,writer B udd Schulberg,co-stars Patricia Neal,Walter M atthau and Lee Remick. But the film belongs to Griffith as Larry LonesomeRhodes,a drifter who becomes ap ower-mad media star with an evangelical streak. The film is a pioneering exploration of the corrupting influence of television in the wrong hands,and Griffith is riveting as ar uthless TV guru. A year later,Griffith s howed his stuff as a comic actor in No Time for Sergeants.In this hit film he reprises his role from the Broadway play as WillS tockdale,a country lad whose simple-mindedness is matched by his eternal good cheer. No wonder he turns the military upsided own when he is drafted into the Air Force. Griffith is able to keep the performance riotously broad,yet believable and appealing. The success of Sergeantshelped pave the way for Griffiths hit sitcom (as well as inspiring a spinoff,Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.). Serving as a pilot for his prospective n ew series was an episode of a popular comedy,The Danny Thomas Show,in which Thomascharacter was stopped for speeding ina small town where Andy Taylor was not only the s heriff,but also justice of the peace and editor of the paper. Playing bumpkin-b oss to the hilt,Griffith was an ideal foil for the city s licker Thomas,whose condescending attitude finally got him thrown in the clink.T he episode was a success, and a few months later,in October 1960,The Andy G riffith Shopremiered. In that seriesearly e pisodes,Griffiths sheriff retained its clownishness. But soon he realized he was surrounded by comic giants (particularly KnottssoA ndy Taylor claimed his role of down-home dignity amidst his eccentric fellow citizens. Sheriff Taylor still carried the show,but you couldnt really tell it rested light as a feather onG riffiths shoulders. Hearts of the West i s an amusing,if largely forgotten,comedy released in 1975 and starring a babyfaced Jeff Bridges as a 1930s writer of Wild Westn ovels who heads to Hollywood,where hes cast in B-movie westerns. In a supporting cast that also includes Blythe Danner andA lan Arkin,Griffith plays Billy Pueblo,a crusty western actor in a performance with as much grit as charm. After Bridgescharacter has injured his privates by landing on a horse for a scene without wearing a cup, Billy exclaims with harsh compassion,Didnt anybody tell him?Then he righteously lectures him on h ow to deal with the powers-that-be:Whenever they want something special, like that kind of a jump, youve got to wait em out.Y ou wait till the price gets high enough to make it w orth your while. Matlock,which ran nine years starting in 1986,w as a pleasant,prolonged postscript to The Andy G riffith Shoin the form of a light-hearted formulaic drama. A Southern lawyeri nstead of a Southern lawman,Matlock,with his slower gait and head of silv er hair,could have been Andy Taylor at a later stage o f life. Set in Atlanta,there was no sense of community on the show,as there was with mythical Mayberry, but Matlock,as a steadfasti ndividual,embodied the same upright values and sense of order that helped make Sheriff Taylor so endearing. Griffiths Ritz cracker commercials. Nearly everya ctor who can do commercials does them,even t hough,too often,these mini-performances trivialize substantial work they may have done in other spheres. Not so withG riffith and Ritz,for which he served as a spokesman in the 1970s. So memorable were those ads that,20 years later,he would speako f fans still approaching him and echoing the tagline:Gooood crackuh. No wonder. The ads captured what people knew,or thought they know,about Griffith,and loved:the Andy Taylor in him. Mmmm-mmmmm! Gooood crackuh!Good guy. A few ways to enjoy and celebrate Andy Griffith MCT E van Danals pats the back of Andy Griffith's statue with Ron Howard as their characters, Andy and Opie Taylor,f rom Griffith's television show at Pullen Park in Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday, the day Griffith died at age 86


C M Y K By DAVID GERMAIN APMovie WriterLOS ANGELES The Amazing Spider-Man has swung into action with $35 million domestically in its first day a record for a film opening on Tuesday. The new launch for the Marvel Comics superhero outdid the previous best Tuesday debut of $27.9 million for Transformers, which also opened the day before the Fourth of July in 2007. Box-office trackers had projected that The Amazing Spider-Man might earn around $120 million in its first six days, through the end of Fourth of July weekend. But its strong start indicates it could do considerably more. The original ransformers went on to do $155.4 million domestically through Fourth of July weekend, which included receipts from Monday night previews before its official Tuesday debut. ransformers: Dark of the Moon opened the week before the Fourth of July last year and pulled in $180.7 million in just over six days. The opening-day results show the resilience of the Spider-Man brand, which set box-office records from 2002 to 2007 with the three films directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire as the web-slinging superhero. After a falling out between Raimi and distributor Sony on a fourth film, the franchise started over, with Marc Webb directing and Andrew Garfield slipping into Spider-Mans redand-blue suit. The Amazing SpiderMan retells the story of how a bite from a radioactive spider endows gangly teen Peter Parker with super strength, agility and senses. The film co-stars Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen and Sally Field. Some critics had argued that it was too soon to reboot the franchise, just five years after Raimi and Maguires Spider-Man 3. But good reviews for The Amazing Spider-Man and a solid box-office start should put the carping to rest on the film, which also had a strong head-start overseas last week with about $50 million in a handful of international markets. Debuting on a Tuesday, The Amazing Spider-Man is far down the list of best opening days, since most movies premiere on Friday as the weekend kicks off. Last summers Harry Potter finale had the best single-day start ever with $91.1 million. Its followed by last Mays The Avengers with $80.8 million on its way to a record $207.4 million opening weekend. Spider-Man 3 opened on a Friday in May 2007, taking in $59.8 million on day one and $151.1 million for the weekend, which was a record at the time. The Amazing SpiderMan is the middle chapter in Hollywoods superhero summer, which opened with Disney and Marvels The Avengers, whose worldwide receipts have climbed to $1.45 billion. On July 20, DC Comics and Warner Bros. debut The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final Batman movie from director Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale as the masked vigilante. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, July 6, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 8 8 U niversal Pictures Taylor Kitsch stars as Chon and Aaron Johnson stars as Ben in Savages. DIVERSIONS By CHRISTYLEMIRE A PMovie CriticT he sun, in its various hues and levels of intensity, plays a n important role in Oliver Stones latest, Savages. In the beginning of this tale of sex, drugs, money and power, it illuminates an idyl-l ic decadence. It warms everything in a glow that s uggests anything is possible, in a way thats hazy and almost hallucinatory. Buts uch a lifestyle cant be maintained forever thats j ust the way these stories tend to go. And so eventually, especially in the filmsb loody desert climax, the sun bakes everyone mercilessly, bleaching away the colors a nd revealing the characters true natures. R egardless of which side of the battle theyre on, its clear theyve all become savages. Sounds intense, and S tones film is indeed a lurid, pulpy film noir but with an erotic, even dreamlike California beach vibe. Its an intriguing contrast, this mixture of a genre and an aesthetic that may not necessari-l y sound like theyd blend well together, but the result is t he most explosively poppy film Stone has made in a long time. Savages is darkly funny and stylishly violent butn ever reaches the overwhelming level of audiovisual assault of, say, Natural Born Killers, for example. Directing from a script he co-w rote with Shane Salerno and Don Winslow (based on Winslows novel), Stone draws us into this glamorous yet seedy world and drawss trong performances from his eclectic ensemble cast. Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson co-star as best friends and business partnersC hon and Ben, young surferdude bad-asses who got rich q uick growing a particularly strong strain of pot. Chon, ane x-Navy SEAL, came home after fighting in Afghanistan with the potent seeds and, understandably, some residual jumpiness from the war.B en, who studied botany at UC Berkeley, turned those seeds into a small, independent empire, but hes a pacifist with philanthropic goals. T he two live in a spectacular Laguna Beach home with endless views of the Pacific Ocean. They also happily share the affections of their mutual girlfriend, the gor-g eous, blonde O (Blake Lively), a nouveau riche O range County princess who benefits from this arrangement in every possible way. (And there is a whole lotta masculine, muscular nudityi n this film, just FYI nearly as much as there was last w eek in Magic Mike.) Everyones happy until the leader of a Mexican cartel,t he regal but ruthless Elena (a fantastic, scenery-chewing S alma Hayek) tries to expand her territory by taking over their business. First, shes ends her trusted right-hand man (an elegant Demian Bechir) to approach them w ith a gentlemanly (if wellarmed) proposition. When t hey politely decline, with phrasing that will come back to haunt them, she sends one of her heavies (Benicio Del Toro, amusingly cartoony) tom ake her point a little more clear. Then things start to get really ugly for these beautiful people. Kitsch is in one mode hes the trigger-happy,i ntense muscle of the operation but hes consistent a nd believable. Johnson fares better his character has more shading and he proves once again how versatile he is following roles asy oung John Lennon in Nowhere Boy, the nerdy superhero of Kick-Ass and the handsome but illiterate boiler repair man in AlbertN obbs. Lively, meanwhile, continues to expand on the unexpected glimmers of strengths he revealed in 2010s The Town, in contrast to her g lamorous persona onand off-camera. Shes called upon for more physical and emotional rigors than ever before and, for the most part, risest o Stones challenge. As our guide through this shadowy w orld, shes also saddled with delivering the films sometimes-smothering narra-t ion; some lines that perhaps read better on paper clang on t he ear, like the one in which she states that she had orgasms while Kitschs char-a cter had wargasms. Approaching such language (and the voiceover in genera l) from the perspective that its intended as a fundamental p iece of film noir-style filmmaking makes it more relevant, though not necessarily more tolerable. Among the other colorful c haracters with something at stake in this increasingly are John Travolta as a DEAagent on the take and Emile Hirsch as the genius who finds complicated ways to hide the guysmoney. S tone clearly has a prodrug message here or at l east an anti-war-on-drugs message: Everything falls apart once controls start being exerted. Thats unsurprising, given the open wayi n which hes discussed drug use throughout his life. What is surprising is the fact that hes not beating us over the head with it. Savages is ane njoyably gratuitous romp, but with something to say. Stone back in bold form with Savages Movie Review Savages Rating: R (strong brutal a nd grisly violence, some g raphic sexuality, nudity, d rug use and language t hroughout) R unning time: 129 minutes Review: (of 4 D earAbby: My husband, Albert, divorced me three years ago. Afterward, I found out he was with a 28-yearold woman he had met in ab ar. After she took him for what little money he had, he came crawling back to me.L ike a fool, I stupidly took him back because I still had feelings for him. L ast week, I caught Albert on the Internet inviting a 23y ear-old woman to play bingo over the weekend. Then I discovered anothere mail indicating he had actually met her. I kicked him out, of course. Albert never supported me; I always paid my own way. We were together for 22 years, Abby, and nowI wish I had every one of them back. Why do old men s earch for young women to run around with, and why do young women think all oldm en have money? Used in the Midwest D earUsed: Older men like young women because it helps them forget, for a little w hile, how old they really are. Also, young women tend to be more naive and less judgmental, assuming that gray temples are a sign ofw isdom. They also assume that after decades in the workforce an older man hasa sizable nest egg. You are not the only w oman who has listened to her heart and made the same m istake twice or more. Consider yourself ahead oft he game because you are not economically dependent on your husband. Take the lessons you have learned, move on and have ah appy life. You deserve it. Youll be fine without this compulsive two-timer. Trust me. D earAbby: Whatever happened to telephone etiquette? We are a busy family and receive many calls from business associates and acquaintances. Abby, they feel free to call at any time, for the most trivial reasons. I guess it's a reflection of our open-24-hours-a-day society, but I consider it very rude. One man, with whom my husband is on a committee, called at 11:30 p.m. When I politely asked him please not to call after 9:30 p.m. in the f uture, he became indignant. My daughters soccer c oach made practicereminder calls at 6 a.m. When we didnt answer, shel eft a message on our voicemail, but called again at 6:30 a nd 6:45 to be sure we got the message. I was brought up with the 9-to-9 rule you shouldnt call anyone you dont know well before 9a .m. or after 9 p.m. Also, polite callers identif y themselves upfront, as in, Hi. This is Joe Smith. May I please speak to Jack? P eople call for my husband from all over the country. W hen hes not in, they often demand to know when hell be back, his work schedule, h is travel schedule and his contact information without revealing who they are. Abby, please remind these people that they are inter-r upting someones life with a phone call, and a little courtesy would go a long way. Busy in New Hampshire DearBusy: I think youve d one an excellent job of that yourself. Y our complaints reflect a general, regrettable declinei n good manners and common sense. Its one of the reasons some people turn off their phones at night, or screen their calls with callerI D and voicemail. Callers should always identify themselves. If they dont, before answering any questions, feel free to say, May I ask whos calling? Never reveal your husbands work schedule, travel schedule or contact information to anyone unless you know with whom you are speaking. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Two-timing husband is sent packing for the second time D ear Abby Spidey relaunches with Tuesday record of $35M GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE


C M Y K LIVING 12B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, July 6, 2012 SNAKESDont panic if a snake bites you. Try to determine whether its poisonous because anti-venom can cause anaphylactic shock,a potentially fatal allergic reaction. Many poisonous snakes in America water moccasins,rattlesnakes, copperheads have vertical pupils. Nonpoisonous snakes usually have round pupils. An exception is the coral snake,which has round pupils and broad bands colored red,yellow and black. Remember:If red touches yellow,it can kill a fellow. If you have a club and can kill a snake that bites you,kill it,Spengler advises, ut dont endanger yourself. . No ER doctors going to want to take a look at a live snake. Relax,walk slowly to your car and drive to the nearest ER. Dont try to cut yourself and suck out the venom. The immediate fear isnt death; its loss of limb. Venom can destroy arteries and nerves. A nonpoisonous bite is typically treated with a tetanus shot and antibiotics.Prevention:If you see a snake,walk away. Some snakes that look nonpoisonous might be poisonous,and vice versa.Statistics:There are 8,000 cases of venomous snake bites a year. Fifteen of them are fatal.On the Web:www.cdc.gov(Search for snake bites.)SPIDERSMost spiders are not dangerous,but the brown recluse and the black widow are and will bite out of fear. A black widow bite can cause severe nausea, vomiting,abdominal cramps and muscle cramps. Brown recluse bites pose a bigger threat. It has an enzyme that is poisonous. It destroys the tissue of the skin.A large incision is sometimes required to cut out the poison,but antibiotics usually will cure the problem,Spengler says.Prevention:Be careful while cleaning your closet or garage.Statistics:About four deaths a year result from spider bites.On the Web:www.nlm.nih.gov(Search for spider bite.BEESIf you get stung by a bee,scrape the stinger off. Call 911 if you have chest pressure,your heart starts racing,you feel a tingling in the back of your throat,your hands and feet start tingling or you have shortness of breath. oure quickly moving into anaphylactic shock, Spengler says. You could have an upper airway obstruction or complete vascular collapse. If you know youre allergic,keep an EpiPen near you at all times.Prevention:Stay out of their way. Bees dont hunt; we walk into them.Statistics:Between 30 and 120 people die from bee stings yearly.On the Web:www.webmd.com(Search for insect stings.PLANTSAfter you weed your garden,youll take a shower,but your shoes could still have poison ivy or poison sumac on them. A week or so later when you put those shoes back on, the resin still will be there. Steroids and antihistamines will take care of poison ivy and poison sumac,Spengler says. Other plants to watch out for are cactus,sharp sawgrass and deadly mushrooms.Prevention:Dont eat mushrooms found outdoors and learn how to identify poisonous plants. If you are exposed to them,wash your hands,shoes and clothing.Statistics:Poison ivy causes 350,000 reported cases of human contact dermatitis annually.On the Web:www.fda.gov(Search for poison ivy.)PORTUGUESE MAN-OF-WARWhen you get hit by man-of-war, dont try to rub it off,Spengler warns. ou will spread it all over and have a real disaster. The antidote,he says,is warm ammonia,that is,something besides cleaning fluid that has ammonia in it. Apply it with a towel and then stand in the shower and let the ammonia wash off,or call 911. The sting can cause headaches,nausea,palpitations. Prevention:Youre assuming a risk whenever you go into the ocean. Be very aware of your environment.Statistics:Thousands of people are stung yearly,mostly during the summer.On the Web:www.healthbanks.com(Search for Portuguese man-of-war.) Are you wearing sunscreen? If not,those pesky UV rays will damage your skin. Heres how,according to Dr. Flor A. Mayoral, a dermatologist and part-time instructor at the University of Miamis Miller School of Medicine: When UV radiation hits the top layer of skin it damages cells,and the cells have to replace themselves. If you do this over time,cells can become a ltered and precancerous. You can get skin cance r, especially if you have light skin,but darker skin is not immune. UV radiation penetrates the skin and damages the collagen underneath. The body has to replace the collagen. As we age,the body has a hard time replacing collagen. Under a microscope,sun-damaged skin looks like a glob compared to the smoothness of undamaged skin. The architecture of sun-damaged skin is com pletely different,Mayoral says. Skin in covered areas is just as old as the skin on your hands,but the appearance is different when there has been no exposure to UV radiation. The difference is the number of times outside without protecting your skin. Here,then,are tips on protecting your skin:S lather it on:Use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more,Mayoral advises. SPF 15 will do a nice job,she says,but people do not apply it as thickly and as often as they should,so I always tell patients to use 30 SPF broad spectrum.Don forget to use it on cloudy days or when youre in the car.Protect your children:Theres a higher incidence of skin cancer in people who had sunburn as children,Mayoral says. Make sure your children wear sunscreen to school. If PE class is outside at noon,you want them to be protected.Skip the tan:When the body gets a tan its trying to protect itself from something that woul d otherwise burn it,Mayoral says. The body is making pigment to block UV rays,to protect itself from the injury youre inflicting. Tanning is a horrible thing.Know your risks:You are at increased risk for developing skin cancer if your body is unable to tan; you get sunburned,red and blistery; you hav e freckles,green eyes or red hair; you work outdoors; or you have a family history of melanoma the most serious form of skin cancer.Check yourself:You can get skin cancer anywhere on your body. Common areas are the face, back and back of your legs. Although unusual,it can also develop in the genital area. On the scalp it can go undetected. If you have a mole or lesion that changes color,see a medical professional.See a doctor:Melanoma is most easy to diagnose,Mayoral says. Rarely do you you see a melanoma that doesnt look like melanoma.Se e your doctor if you have a mole with:irregular borders that seem to fade into the rest of the skin ; striking colors black or purple in some areas, red or brown in other areas; and a diameter large r than a pencil eraser.SUN SPOTS ON THE WEBVisit www.mayoclinic.com/health/ skin-cancer/DS00190/DSECTION=2for information on skin cancer,including pictures of basal cell carcinoma,which is easily treated; squamous cell carcinoma,which is easily treated if detected early; and melanoma,the deadliest form of skin cancer.SUN SAVVY?To gauge your sun smarts,go to www.aad.organd take the Rays Your Gradesurvey.After you complete it,youll receive a personalized sunsmart profile with lifestyle tips.BYDESONTAHOLDERMcClatchy Newspapersleaning up? Try not to spook your brown recluse spider. G oing camping? Be on the lookout for snakes. G oing to the beach? Beware the Portuguese man-of-war. You know to supervise kids around water,wear DEET to keep mosquitoes away, and never leave anyone in a parked car. But how about snake bites,bee stings,jellyfish encounters and other summertime emergencies? You can prevent such calamities with a bit of advance knowledge. Take a water scooter. One rides in front of the other and the front (guyalls off and the second guy hits him, says Dr. Carl Spengler,medical director of the emergency department at Hialeah Hospital in Hialeah,Fla. It crushes ribs,it collapses lungs,it breaks arms.The solution:Ski side by side or alone. Thats the worse summer injury Ive seen, Spengler said. Ive seen poison ivy,snake bites,but the easily prevented one,the worse, thats the Jet Ski. As the temperature rises and outdoor activities beckon,here are some more tips for a safe summer. L AURIE SKRIVAN/ST.LOUIS POST-DISPATCHLike many other poisionous snakes,rattlesnakes have vertical pupils. M C T