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C M Y K By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated PressMIRAMAR BEACH Gov. Rick Scott said on Friday schools might be doing too much of a good thing when it comes to student testing and he is talking with state education officials, school superintendents and teachers about possibly changing the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. The governor addressed a conference of newspaper editors from five Southern states and he defended his decision not to have Florida participate in an expansion of Medicaid under the health care overhaul recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. He also said government needs to be more transparent and Florida has job openings that cant be filled because the state doesnt have enough graduates with the needed degrees to fill them. On student testing, Scott said the state received more parent complaints this year than in past years, especially about the FCAT. Parents and taxpayers expect measurement. Weve got to measure, weve to find out who the best schools are, Scott said. We have to have a good measurement system but we have to make sure we dont have too much of it. He said among the FCAT, federal testing and end-ofcourse exams, students might be tested too much. He said he is talking officials and teachers about what changes NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, July 8, 2012 www.newssun.com Volume 93/Number 85 | 75 cents www.newssun .com HighLow 94 73Complete Forecast PAGE 8A Nothing new: Warm with T-storms later Forecast Question: Will the Obama health care plan have a negative effect on small business? Next question: Have you already made up your mind about which presidential candidate will get your vote? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Jeannie Grose Age 78, of Avon Park Timothy Van White Age 46, of Lake Placid Obituaries, Page 7A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 78.1% No 21.9% 099099401007 T otal votes: 105 Books 6B Business 1C Chalk Talk 2C Classifieds 4C Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle2B Dear Abby 2B Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope 2B Lottery Numbers2A Online 5B Outdoors 4B Movie Times 2B Politics 3B Tavel 8B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 9 9 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comAVON PARK David Flowers is running for Supervisor of Elections. Ive been a public servant all of my life, he said, Ive prepared every step of my career for this. Asixth-generation Floridian and lifelong resident of Highlands County, Flowers said, I am the best person for this job. I have poured my heart and soul into this community. I was raised to give back. Serving in a public office is a trust and Ive viewed it that way. I am accountable to you and have always given 100 percent. Flowers said he was able to vote for the first time in 1973. Ive voted in every election since then. He served as a deputy sheriff in investigations for 10 years, went into private business for 17 years, served on the Avon Park city council four years, and was elected to the county commission Flowers says hes prepared whole life for public service David Flowers C ANDIDA TE P ROFILE By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Anew marketing campaign has been set in motion by the Community Redevelopment Agency with the hopes of bringing residents and visitors alike to downtown Sebring. Casey Wohl, owner of Gray Dog Communications, is working with the CRAto launch the I Love Downtown Sebring campaign. The campaign will kick off during the focal point of the year-long Sebring Centennial Celebration in October. Local merchants have already embraced the new logo, incorporating the bright blue sticker onto shopping bags and merchandise. October is going to be a really exciting month in this community so we thought itd be the perfect time to start the campaign, said Wohl. I Love Downtown Sebring campaign set to begin in October Scott See FLOWERS, page 6A See DOWNTOWN, 6A Scott wants to look at changes to FCAT See SCOTT, page 5A Which common childhood illnesses should keep your child at home LIVING, 1B Making his markSebrings Clark shows talent at Butler CC SPORTS, 1DSummer stageHLTyouth program ready for grand finale PAGE2A Heather Town Ride helps family of heroic mom News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Nearly 200 motorcycles participated in a poker run on Saturday to help benefit Heather Towns family. Town was killed when a tornado destroyed her mobile home during Tropical Storm Debby in Venus. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comLAKE PLACID Groups of concerned residents, and even strangers, have come together for the good of a broken family that is working to put the pieces back together. Heather Town, 32, died June 24 when a tornado spawned by Tropical Storm Debby destroyed her home near Venus, but saved her 3-year-old daughter by holding her in her arms as the two were sucked out into the storm and thrown 200 feet into nearby woods. The storm left little AnneMarie seriously injured. It also made her and her two sisters orphans. Lake Placid American Legion Post 25 led a Poker Run on Saturday that will benefit the Town children directly. Organizer Kip YokipRegnier felt the event was necessary for the children in order to give them some sort of help and support after the loss of their mother. (June 24) we were at the post just cooking. Riding for a cause, motorcycle clubs raise funds for Town family News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS We are a band of brothers, said Kip Regnier Saturday morning, while talking about a Poker Run he helped organize to benefit Heather Towns three daughters. See RIDERS, page 5AIs it contagious?
C M Y K By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.org SEBRING Laughter and giggles are sure to unload when the cast of The Further Adventures of Nick T ickle, Fairy Tale Detective take the stage at the Highlands Little Theater this week. The Summer Theater Institute is a new concept on a former summer camp in the local community. The camp was funded by the college (South Florida State College). We worked with them on the camp for many years, but their grant funding dried up so they decided not to hold the camp this year. So we decided that we would do it ourselves, said camp and play director Jennifer Westergom. W estergom is a long-time actor who has performed in numerous productions with Highlands Little Theater. She, along with Kristen T aylor, are the directors of the production. The 21-member cast includes young actors from fifth-graders to 10th-graders, most of who are new to the world of theater. We were surprised and happy with the amount of new students this year. We have about five or six who have experience and are returning actors but most of them are new, Westergom said. The four-week camp gives blossoming actors the opportunity to learn fundamental skills for their craft in a unique and relaxed environment. The first two weeks we focus only on acting skills. Its the hardest part of the camp, for them (students) Page 2ANews-SunSunday, July 8, 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 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery social security; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 6 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lottery auto accident; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 4 July 1 71121284346x:4Next jackpot $3 millionJune 30 132650515253x:4 June 27 2718293544x:4 July 6 217222733 July 5 720293136 July 4 16101536 July 3 25212635 July 6 (n) 2585 July 6 (d) 0207 July 5 (n) 4633 July 5 (d) 0160 July 6(n) 905 July 6 (d) 920 July 5(n) 934 July 5 (d) 308 July 6 611323619 July 3 63133441 June 29 2528333411 June 26 92128355 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) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball Lottery Center The plans are firming up for the focus week in October. The time is now for your participation in the parades. We need floats and boats, people to dress in period costumes and more. Be a part of history as we celebrate Sebrings 100th birthday by entering or sponsoring one of the fun events. Here is the current updated calendar of events as of July 5, so you can save the dates, as well as enter and join in on the festivities planned: Friday, Oct. 12 5:3010 p.m., all s Class Reunion, for all Sebring High School class graduates from 1970 through 1980; 6 p.m., Sebring High School pre-game activities/Homecoming; 7-9 p.m., Sebring High School Homecoming football game. Saturday, Oct. 13 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Centennial Bed Race, on West Center and in Rotary Park. Ron Rooter Rush is deejay for this fun afternoon. Fee to enter the bed race is just $10. Food and drinks will be available; 6-9 p.m., Circle of Truth Concert in Circle Park. Monday, Oct. 15 6-10 p.m., food, fun and costumes on the Circle and South Ridgewood Drive. Yes, wear your choice of period costume and enter the costume contest; 6 p.m., the One & Only Centennial Parade. Entry fee is just $25. Number of entries will be limited to 100; 7 p.m., award for best float and best costumes will be presented on stage; 7:15-9:30 p.m., California T oe Jam Band will be performing on The Circle. Tuesday, Oct. 16 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rotary Club luncheon at the Jack Stroup (Sebring) Civic Center for Rotarian s and guests; 6-8 p.m., special city council reception at City Hall. Wednesday, Oct. 17 6-8 p.m., Community Church Service at City Pi er Beach. $5 Box dinners and drinks available to the first 200 people. Thursday, Oct. 18 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Centennial Tri Chamber Luncheon at the Island View Restaurant open to Sebring, Lake Placid and A von Park chamber members and guests; 5-7 p.m., Centennial Tri Chamber Mixer celebrates 100 year s of historical downtown Sebring on The Circle and in the streets. Open to the public for all to enjoy; 6 p.m., setting of the Time Capsule in front of the Downtown Chamber of Commerce; 7-9 p.m., the Mayors Street Dance wit h food, fun, the Back Porch Revival performing on Save these dates in October Centennial Notebook See OCTOBER, page 7A News-Sun staffA VON PARK Afirst reading of the ordinance providing for the annexation of South Florida State College into the city will be held at the city councils regular meeting Monday night at 6 p.m. According to the agenda package, the annexation meets all statute requirements and restrictions: The college asked the city for the annexation, so it is voluntary; its property is contiguous to the existing city limits; it is reasonably compact; and annexing the property will not create enclaves The college lies roughly east-west, between Memorial Drive on the east, and U.S. 27 on the west. Lake Lelia forms most of its northern border, while Lake Glenada is on the south. In addition to the pride of having SFSC become an actual part of the city, is the fact that Avon Parks utility department, abutting the college on the south, can now be legally annexed into the city too. City Council chambers are at 123 Pine St. AP takes step toward annexing SFSC into city on Monday COMMUNITYBRIEFS News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Jennifer Westergom directs kids during camp Thursday at Highlands Little Theatres Thakkar Pavilion in Sebring. Young actors debut comedy at HLTs Summer Theater Institute Summer on stage News-Sun staffLAKE PLACID A19year-old Okeechobee woman was critically injured Saturday morning when a car driven by a 15-year-old girl ran off the road and hit a tree on County Road 721 south of State Road 70. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Toby Gopher of Hollywood was behind the wheel of the 2008 Chevrolet four-door at 3:35 a.m. headed south on C.R. 721 when the car ran off the road for an unknown reason. Gopher over-corrected, the report said, traveling across the center line before overcorrecting once again, running off the southbound shoulder of the road and into a ditch, where the vehicle collided with a tree on the right side. Gopher was not hurt, but Angelina Ruth Cardenas was critically injured and airlifted to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Ft. Pierce. Both Gopher and Cardenas were wearing their seat belts and alcohol was not a factor, the report said. Gopher was charged with careless driving and operating a vehicle without a license before being released into the custody of her guardian at the scene.Wauchula woman seriously injured in rolloverWAUCHULA AHardee County woman suffered serious injuries Friday night when her 2000 Mitsubishi SUVran off the road and flipped several times near Wauchula. According to the FHP, Tomeka Sherine RodriguezJefferson of Wauchula was headed east on Vandolah Road at 11:18 p.m. when she ran off the road a half-mile west of Maurice Sonny Clavel Road. Awitness told the FHPthat Jefferson over-corrected and crossed the road onto the westbound shoulder where it flipped several times, crashing through a fence at 1152 Vandolah Road. Jefferson was not wearing her seat belt and was partially ejected from the vehicle, the report said. She was charged with careless driving. Alcohol was not a factor, the report said. Teen critically injured in crash See HLT, page 6A Charlies has fundraiser for Boy ScoutsSEBRING The Gulf R idge Council, Boy Scouts of America will be holding a fundraiser from 4-9 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at Charlies Restaurant, 3030 U.S. 27 N orth. Charlies will donate 10 percent of a customers bill to the C alusa District, which includes Highlands and Hardee counties. For more information contact Julie Diaz Nichols at (863) 3707 608 or email email@example.comNatural Resources Advisory Commission seeks applicantsSEBRING The Highlands County Board of County Commission is currently seeking members to serve on the Natural Resources Advisory Commission. T his advisory body speaks and advises the c ommissioners on matters o f natural resource protection, environmental clearances, and the stewardship of conservation efforts undertaken by, in, and for Highlands County. The board is currently i nterested in applicants f rom the following discip line: Professional, which represents occupations or sufficient educational credentials related to any of the following: regional environmental issues, banking, finance, land planning, surveying, law, engineering, education, surveying development and real estate or professional experience in geology, hydrology or geography. Highlands County is fortunate to have many volunteers who serve on various boards and committees. The act of volunteering is considered an altruistic activity, which simply means a selfless concern for the welfare of others. Volunteering is intended to promote good or improve human quality of life. Government itself cannot solve all the nations challenges. Volunteerism is a means to assist organizations with the issues they face with time, expertise and knowledge NRAC meets at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agriculture Center the last Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. for approximately one and a half hours. If interested in serving, contact Corine Burgess at (863) 402-6545 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Open Mike at Scribes Night OutSEBRING Scribes Night Out, Heartland Cultural Alliances showcase event for local writers, gathers at 6 p.m. Continued on page 7A
C M Y K TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. email@example.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.orgDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. email@example.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. firstname.lastname@example.orgMITCH COLLINSExt. email@example.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. firstname.lastname@example.org BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. email@example.com EDITORIAL& OPINION www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 8, 2012Page 3A As I type up this column, it is Independence Day. By my calculations the country is 236 years old. Some might say it doesnt look a day over 230. Today many people are having cookouts or going to movies or shopping Fourth of July sales. Tonight there will be fireworks bursting in the sky. For many this is a day off, a chance to relax in the middle of a tough work week. I admit Ive celebrated the day so far by sleeping in. Don is on call, so he has been busy dealing with patients today. So we havent been very typical in our celebration of the Fourth so far. But Ive been thinking about our country today. Just 236 years ago we began a grand experiment with a new nation that came out swinging a fist at the British who didnt want us to exist. W eve struggled. We fought not only those on the outside, but each other as we tried to figure out just what kind of country we would be. ACivil War threatened to shatter us, but in the end the Union survived. Today we still survive, though our fighting is just as bitter in the arena of words and politics as it was with guns and bayonets. Today we are still one union in the fact that we are 50 states under one federal government. But we are far from united. The debate over Obamacare is just one example of our division. I could fill this column with many more. Sadly, not everyone can debate nicely. Ive been fortunate that a debate over Obamacare on my Facebook page has stayed more or less polite, with most people refraining from name calling and the like. That is rare and I appreciate the participants in it for conducting themselves appropriately. This seems to be an exception, rather than a rule. Are we more partisan today then weve ever been? History appears to indicate that this isnt the case. It seems politics has a way of bringing out the worst in us and all too often we see people attack ing others for the crime of disagreeing with them. Its happened before, its happening now, and I fear it will continue to happen. Not everyone can handle the rough and tumble of political debate. It takes a thickening of the skin and the ability to recall facts (or be able to look them up quickly). I think it also takes patience and the skill to recognize that sometimes there is no point in debating someone. Some people cant be reasoned with, and the best thing you can do is walk away. Im the type of person who wants everyone to be happy, so you might think Im opposed to political debate. Im not. We all have different ideas. Expressing them to each other helps us learn from each other and understand another persons point of view. If nothing else, debate forces you to know your own stance on things. Because I said so may work for parents, but isnt considered a good debate answer. The 236 years of debate have brought us to today. No, we arent perfect. Yes, there are things that need to change. Yes, I do wish political debate overall was more polite than it is at times. But I would much rather we continue to fight with words than with bullets. And this is a gift we have only once in our history did we as a nation let our disagreements descend into shedding each others blood. No matter where we stand politically, lets all agree to make sure that there is never another Civil War. No matter how harsh our words. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by email at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. On our countrys 236th birthday Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun Remember the three at election timeEditor: I hope come election time everyone remembers the firing of Mr. (former county administrator Rick) Helms. Those three commissioners couldnt wait until his contract was up to get rid of him, because it wasnt their money they were playing with, it was ours, the taxpayers of Highlands County. There couldnt have been such an emergency that they had to fire him now. Just remember the three when they are up for re-election, give them the boot like they gave Mr. Helms. John Mathis Avon Park Personal freedoms being taken awayEditor: Barbara Stewart, as a lame duck county commissioner, is just a foretaste of what Barack Hussein Obama will be as a lame duck president. When there is no accountability, the flood gates are open for rule and ruin. Now Mr. Obama has the Supreme Court in his camp to undermine the personal freedoms that was/is the bases of the greatest of the USA. Wake up America. Frank Parker Sebring BouquetMany help with Amazing RaceEditor: Our third annual Amazing Race for the Children's Museum was held on June 30. It was a wonderful success with many more teams competing, and new and exciting challenges made the day memorable. I want to thank the following sponsors of the day SY.Hartt and Sons; Will Swaine; Ruth Handley; Highlands Independent Bank; Lordship Holdings, LLC; Robert Livingston, Attorney; Priscilla Gerard, CPA; John 14:6, LLC; Swaine and Leidel, LLC; Legacy Insurance Group, LLC; MLS Groves; and Young at Heart Redhatters of Sebring. The race was made even more fun because the following places allowed us to use their locations. Home and Office Essentials, The Flower Box, Howerton Farms, Brenners Pottery, Lindas Books, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Big TTires, and Stephenson Nelson Funeral Home allowed the racers to come onto their property and do things like lay sod, change a tire, make a pot, and paint a picture. We also want to thank Outback Steakhouse and Papa Johns for providing lunch and dinner for the competitors; they needed the fuel to keep on racing. Thanks also to our workers and judges Meredith Lutz, Jessica Hartline, Craig Crowder, Robert Brown, Caroline Livingston, and Becky Travers for spending the day in the sun, helping and directing the racers to their final destination. The Childrens Museum opened 21 years ago and is still going strong because the people in this community care enough to help. Thanks to all of the museum supporters. Linda Crowder, Director The Childrens Museum of the Highlands After all, winning an elect ion is a good sign the voters support a persons ideas and direction, so why be afraid? What is it about taking an oath of office that makes t hose elected suddenly believe they have become superior to their fellow citiz ens, telling us, this is for your own good while at the same time calling themselves p ublic servants? Why is it that the first t hing the candidate turned office holder does is complain about government in t he sunshine laws, as if conducting the peoples business i n front of the people is the ruination of democracy? Its the same twisted logic that says the only way to save a village is to destroy it. The fiasco in the commission chambers Tuesday when three of the commissioners fired County Administrator Ricky Helms without a detailed explanation of why they were ending a 38-year career in such hasty fashion is a perfect example of the arrogant, ancient belief in the divine right of kings. Worse was the hypocrisy of pretending their refusal to tell the whole truth was all about sparing Helmsfeelings. If Helms did something that merited his dismissal then just say so, clear the air, and move on. By being coy and selfrighteous, the three commissioners made everything worse, and then (guess what?) blamed it all on open government. If only we could have done this privately and spared Rick, they said even though Helms, dont forget, would still have been out of a job with a cloud over his head when all the commission really had to do was let Helms serve out what little time was left of his contract and allow a fine career to end with grace. This is why it is such a pleasure to commend an honorable man. We refer to Don Elwell, who did his best to keep the commission meeting honest and open, going so far as to cross the divide between dais and audience to (gasp!) sit with his fellow citizens to address the rest of the board. During his speech, Elwell was trying to convince at least one his fellow commissioners the old axiom of how they should do unto others what you would have them do unto you. Elwell did not sway one of the votes, but he proved that day he was not a pedestal leader, but a public servant. He has kept his campaign promise of serving the people. He has shown courage by sticking to that promise and acting on his principals. While his fellow commissioners bob and weave around the truth, Elwell speaks his mind and treats everyone with respect and shows that power is not an end unto itself for the leader. When power is freely given and shared, it grows and people are empowered. He is not only principled, he does his homework, makes himself available and listens closely to what people have to say. W e are not saying we agree with his every decision or point of view. But we always admire his dedication, his passion, and the effort he puts into his work. In short, we trust Don Elwell. There is no higher compliment. T oo bad we can hand it out more often. At least there is one honest man We just dont understand why it is so hard for so many elected officials to be open with the people who voted them into office.
C M Y K Page 4ANews-SunSunday, July 8, 2012www.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 5 5 4 4 Special to the News-Sun SEBRING Dog Daze returns to downtown Sebring for the second year on Friday. The Destination D owntown Committee has been hard at work trying to create an event that surpasses last year. Local merchants are helping bring awareness to the need for more places for d og owners to take their dogs for exercise and socialization b y hosting this event from 58 p.m. Dog owners are invited to bring their wellb ehaved dogs for an evening of contests and socializing. Come downtown to see dogs in all shapes and sizes, strutting their stuff in the doggie fashion contest, spinning and singing in the f reestyle talent contest and in the tail-wagging contest. New this year is the dog and owner lookalike contest. The celebrity emcee this year i s none other than the doggone Mayor George H ensley. Look out for the pupparazzi snapping away at all o fthe decked-out dogs. If your four-legged friend is too shy for the competitions or doesnt like to dress-up, hed still enjoy the canine camaraderie in the Circle Park and downtown area. Steve Jones will be entertaining on stage, artists will be sketching dogs and there will be dog-related vendors, including a dog adoption booth from the Humane Society of Highlands County. Canine agility training demonstrations are also planned. Dog-friendly merchants will have water bowls and treats on hand for the four-legged visitors, and evening specials for their owners. Look for the new Destination Downtown Sebring signs at participating merchants, or follow the chalk paw prints. Complete your Downtown Stamp Card for a chance to win some excellent prizes and gift baskets. If you havent seen the Faces of Haiti Exhibit at the Yellow House, it is being held through this month at 1989 Lakeview Drive. Dogs and their owners are welcome. To download the contest forms for pre-registration, and see photos of last years Dog Daze event, visi www.destinationdowntownsebring.com. This event is co-sponsored by the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), for more information about the CRA, visit www.downtownsebring.org/. Have a howlin good time in downtown Courtesy photo Diana Albritton and her dog show their school spirit during last years Dog Daze in downtown Sebring. Dog Daze to be held Friday Special to the News-SunSEBRING Piccadilly Circus has everything youd expect to see at a circus. Celebrating 25 years of entertaining families throughout North America, weve pulled out all the stops! When the circus comes to town, guests will see the Elephant Extravaganza, where an elephant stands on one foot; Motorcycle Madnesshas motorcycle daredevils somersaulting and spinning in a big Globe of Doom; Chitty Chitty Bang Banga hilariously wild pack of sheep dogs; My Little Pony On Parade, an outstanding display of the colors of the rainbow, in pony vision; the White Tiger Spectacular; crazy comedy with circus clowns, even a 1923 Model Twith a mind of its own; daring acrobats; cirque artists and much much more. The circus will be in town for two shows 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24 at the Highlands County Fairgrounds Convention Center, 781 Magnolia Ave. Free childrens tickets have been distributed at all elementary schools, preschools, day care centers and churches. The free tickets are also available at sponsoring businesses in the area, including the News-Sun. Special Buy One Get One Free adult tickets are available online at www.TheFunCircus.com. It is a limited time offer. Piccadilly Circus is a production of Ice Capades producers and plays mostly one or two days in each city and travels throughout North America. W atch for a new twist with the old time circus posters when the Circus Street Team Parade comes to town prior to the circus. Piccadilly Circus coming to Sebring Courtesy photo The Elephant Extravaganza will be part of the Picadilly Circus in Sebring July 24. TALLAHASSEE (AP) Gov. Rick Scott is still pushing for an investigation i nto possible wrongdoing by three Florida Supreme Court justices even after a veteran prosecutor dismissed it as trifle. State Attorney Willie Meggs said Thursday there was no reason to continue the investigation ordered by Scott, who called on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to see if justices Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince broke the law when they had campaign papers notarized by office help just before the April filing deadline. Scott could replace the justices with his own picks if they are removed from the ballot or fail to win retention Gov. Scott makes a habit of ignoring any outcomes that dont play to his advantage, said Elizabeth Hernandez, president of a newly formed organization Defend Justice from Politics. Scotts attempts to remove justices draws rebuke
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 8, 2012Page 5A Musselman; 11.25"; 10.5"; Process color; -; CENTRAL SECURITY; 3.639"; 2"; Black; #4; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 7 should be made. In the end I think its going to change a lot, he said. Highlands County Superintendent of Schools Wally Cox, who had not had an opportunity to see Gov. Scotts comments, told the News-Sun Friday that it sounded to him as if Scott was thinking along the lines of the Florida Association of School Superintendents. That group has been grappling with the issues involving the FCATfor some time. The association, Cox said, has taken a position that there is too much testing and the current situation has to be reviewed. He emphasized the association has not advocated doing away with standardized testing at the end of year altogether, but that something had to be done because there is too much. Scott was also asked about President Barack Obamas health care overhaul. The Republican governor repeated that the state would not expand the Medicaid program in order to lower the number of uninsured residents, nor would Florida set up a staterun health exchange, a marketplace where people who need insurance policies could shop for them. The problem with health care is cost, its not an insurance issue. Its the fact that health care is way too high, Scott said. If we want to make sure that people have access to health care, that they have the ability to purchase insurance, were not going to do it by just saying, Oh, you get something.Weve got to figure out how to do it less expensively and with more accountability. Scott also told the editors that he supports more transparency in government. He talked about why he decided to post his and his staffs emails online and said by the end of the year every agency under his control will also have staff emails posted. Most of the agencies in state government will be putting up all of their emails so people can follow whats happening in state government, he said. Were trying to find everything that either the media is interested in or the public is interested in and just put it up publicly give people all the information. Scott also said Florida needs to find a way to get its universities to graduate more students with degrees that are needed in the workplace, saying the state has 240,000 job openings but not all can be filled. We have job openings in areas where we dont have enough graduates. Continued from page 1A Scott wants to look at changes to testing ( One of the members) is a volunteer firefighter and he got called out. He said there had been a fatality in Venus, Regnier explained. After all the information poured in regarding Towns death, Regnier knew that he wanted to do something to help the family. They just lost their dad to pancreatic cancer about three or four months ago, so we really wanted to help, Regnier said. Motorcycle clubs and organizations from all over the county and a few outo f-towners rode together Saturday in honor of Town and her young daughters. The ride began at the Lake Placid Legion and cont inued to multiple stops in Sebring and Avon Park for other military posts and c lubs. Its going great. Its fant astic. This is what we ride for. This is what we do, said Regnier Saturday morning. The ride brought in a pproximately 200 participants, according to Regnier, w ho said the money will help the Town children and their aunt, who has taken up c ustody of the three girls. We charged $10 per r ider. We also have a steak dinner later today which will also cost $10 a plate. All the m oney goes to the Town kids and their aunt, Regnier said. The organizations and clubs that participated in the r ide included Lake Placid Legion Post 25, Avon Park Legion Post 69, Sebring Moose Lodge, US Military Veterans, Warlock Club, W olfpack, Alternatives, Highlands Riders, Arcadia M oose, Labelle Moose Lodge, Labelle Legion Club, Punta Gorda Legion, Port Charlotte Legion, Venice Legion, Heartland Christian Riders, Vietnam Veterans and more. We ride for causes. It doesnt matter who they are or where they are from, we are all brothers. I put the call out and they came. I didnt do this. They did. I had the idea, they made it happen, said Regnier. As for the Town children, they are doing okay according to Town Children Fund creator Paula Sapp. Sapp stepped up to the plate to organize a fund for people to donate money to help the family. She took these kids in. She went from having two kids to five kids and their mother was living with Heather, so she is there now too, said Sapp. AnneMarie was released from the hospital just after the Fourth of July. The baby is home. She is doing good. She is in a wheelchair and is waiting for the staples to be removed from her legs. She will start physical therapy whenever that is done. The older girls are doing as best as they can; theyre doing good, Sapp said. Sapp has been busy organizing the TD Bank Town Children Fund and keeping fraudulent sites and funds at bay over the past couple weeks. The fake site has been removed. Whoever did it is the same person who opened the fake Aaron Doty fund. It has been shut down there is only one fund for the Town Children. All monetary donations should be made at a TD Bank Branch for the Town Children Fund, explained Sapp. They are good on clothes and things like that for now. The monetary support is still needed for stuff that will help them long term. I know that they will eventually have to add on to the house to make room for everyone. Gift cards and checks are accepted. Checks should be made out the Town Children Fund. For more information on how to help or donations, call Sapp at 441-1056 or visit the Town Family Facebook page. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONSMotorcyclists leave the Warlocks Den on Saturday morning to take part in a Poker Run to benefit the family of Heather Town. Riders join to help Town family We ride for causes. It doesnt matter who they are or where they are from, we are all brothers. I put the call out and they came. I didnt do this. They did.KIPREGNIER ride organizer
C M Y K HOLLYWOOD (AP) A South Florida girl is recovering from surgery after being attacked by a dog at a sleepover. The Miami Herald reports surgeons have reconstructed the face of 11-year-old Jacklyn Turner. Jacklyn was at a friends sleepover in June when she was attacked by a male English bulldog and Jack Russell terrier mix. The attack left the tissue from her top lip to her left nostril almost entirely torn off. Doctors conducted emergency reconstructive surgery but werent able to restore blood supply to allow the tissue to function effectively. She was taken to Joe DiMaggios Childrens Hospital in Hollywood where plastic surgeons used a portion of her lower lip to complete her upper lip. Doctors expect her to recover and say she may not need many more procedures. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, July 8, 2012www.newssun.com AZURE COLLEGE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; july 2012 ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 3 3 FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHO; 3.639"; 2"; Black; main a; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 4 4 1 1 Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Would you like to r each the stars on Wednesday, July 11? Come and join Science First STARLAB in the Lake Placid Elementary School cafeteria. Due to the domes large size, the library and school partnered to make t his astronomical dream a reality. The viewers will be able to see a night sky projected on the dome ceiling within armsreach. The audience will experience a trip to a planetarium and a guided tour of constellations and stellar features right here in Lake Placid at no cost. Due to space limitations, these programs require registration. To reserve your place contact the library at 6993705. The program schedule is: 9:30-10:15a.m. Lake PlacidElementary Child Care: Constellations 10:30-11:30 a.m. Preschool children: Day and Night(registration required for remaining spaces) 1:30-2:30 p.m. Childrens program grades K-5: Constellations (registration required for remaining spaces) 3-3:45 p.m. Teens grades 6-12: Open theme 4 p.m. Educators Seminar. School administrators, elementary teachers, middle and high school science teachers in the area are invited to attend without making a reservation. Starlab portable planetarium comes to Lake Placid Elementary Wednesday Permission of SCIENCE FIRSTSTARLAB The night sky will be projected on the dome ceiling of this Science First STARLAB, to be set up in the Lake Placid Elementary School cafeteria on Wednesday. The experience is free of charge. W ohl first proposed the campaign idea to the CRAin May and following the quick approval, Wohl began brainstorming on how to make it successful. They (CRA) authorized us $36,000 for advertising for this campaign. Our big thing will be to spread advertising all over, not just in Sebring. Our website has been having a lot of traffic. We get statistics from all over and last year we had statistics from multiple places visiting our page on a regular basis, Wohl said. According to Wohl, the statistics show an abundance of traffic from the cities of Sarasota, Fort Myers, Lakeland and Orlando. The stats also show a small amount of traffic from the larger metropolitan cities of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. We want to generate new customers and visitors. Its going to be something for Highlands County residents, but it will also be something for visitors. We will have advertising for brochures and flyers that will be given out everywhere locally and focus on an overhaul of the website for the non-local business of course, Wohl said. The first six months of the newly created campaign have each already been planned out and established. October: Celebrate the Centennial November: Savor the Flavor December: Shop, Wrap & Roll January: Flying High Health & Wellness February: Art, Heart & Soul March: The Need for Speed W ohl came up with the ideas in hopes of getting people into downtown Sebring businesses as well as bringing businesses and organizations together. There has been more energy and excitement in downtown than there has been in the past two years that Ive been working with the CRA, Wohl said. Other entities, includin g the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Commission, have worked with Wohl and the CRA, which Wohl plans to continue to do during this campaign. We hope to generate new customers and visitors. We also want to generate business cooperation and increase the local and state exposure, said Wohl. W ohl plans to present the campaign at the Whats Up Downtown meeting on July 31 as well as a handful of other organizationsmeetings. V isit the CRAs website at www.DowntownSebring.org / or call the CRAoffice at 471-5104. Continued from page 1A and for us. That is how we structure it though. Its upfront the first weeks and t hen we get into the production. They dont even start reading their scripts until the third week, Westergom said. Students were busy Friday afternoon rehearsing on a s mall stage at the Thakkar Pavilion. The dark room set t he stage for the next weeks production as Taylor described the plot. Its about Nick. He is a detective of fairy tales. He is s olving a mystery and the mystery is the disappearance of Granny Possum; she is the one who tells all the fairy tales, Taylor said. This is the first time the production will be portrayed by the Summer Theater Instate but was chosen for good reason. She (Taylor) chose the play, Westergom said. It was written for kids specifically and it has a lot of humor in it. Theres something for adults and kids, for everyone. It also has fun costumes and fairytales, so thats why it was chosen. Taylor feels the production is a good learning experience for the young actors and will bring even more excitement to the enthusiastic cast and crew. This is teaching them the comedies they havent been familiar with. Its all a part of them learning the background and the richness that they need to pull from to grow their craft, Taylor said. Some of the kids, about four or five, are happy to be a part of the technical side of it. They are really good minds and everyone is fun to work with. Its good to see how far theyve come; its very rewarding to us. It is the reward. Taylor and Westergom hope to continue the camp in the coming summers to give the young actors the opportunity to grow and discover a different part of themselves and their crafts. We want to bring awareness of the theater to young people in the community. We want them to really learn how to become a better actor, Westergom said. The Further Adventures of Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective will debut at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Highlands Little Theater Thakkar Pavilion. Tickets are $5 for entrance and can be purchased at the HLTbox office, website or by phone. All proceeds go to the STI camp funding and scholarships for eligible students. Continued from page 2A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Austin Westergom fills in for the lead character Thursday, while Amanda Helms defeats Jared Clemente in a sword fight during the rehearsal of The Further Adventures of Nick Tickles, Fairytale Detective. HLT summer program ready for grand finale News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Andrew Pillsbury (left) and Jared Clemente rehearse their parts. Downtown Sebring marketing campaign to kick off in October Its going to be something for Highlands County residents, but it will also be something for visitors.CASEYWOHL CRAmarketer Girl recovering from surgery after dog attack in Hollywood Classified ads get results! 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C M Y K stage. The Mountain Dew Cloggers and everyone dancing in the streets. Friday, Oct. 19 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Blessing of the Businesses Luncheon at the Kenilworth Lodge; Afternoon-Evening, Sebring High School Reunion, Inc. Class gatherings for SHS graduates through 1965; 6:30 p.m., Sebring High School Show Choir at the City Pier/Rotary Park; 7-8 p.m., Centennial Boat Parade on Lake Jackson. No entry fee, just register and participate. Anight filled with food, fun and music. Saturday, Oct. 20 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Downtown Sebring Community Garage Sale; noon-1:30 p.m., Sebring Historical Society Luncheon at Bert Harris Civic Center; 3 p.m., McGuire Marker Dedication at the Sebring Airport; 5-8 p.m., Sebring Cruise Car Show on Circle Park in downtown Sebring; 6-9 p.m., Sebring High School Reunion, Inc. Banquet at the Firemens Convention Center for Sebring High Schools graduates through 1965. Sunday, Oct. 21 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sebring High School Reunion, Inc. Sunday Brunch for Sebring High School graduates through 1965. Oct. 26-28 Sebring Historics at Sebring International Raceway. Tickets on sale now and there are multiple ticket options available from one to three days, camping, track touring and entrance to Club Sebring. Be sure to reference this article every Sunday for any additions or changes that may occur to the calendar. For more information call 863-655-5554, email events@Sebring100.com, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Sebring Centennial,or Sebring100.com. Thanks to the News-Sun for the opportunity to help us keep everyone informed on Sebrings Centennial Celebration. Jen Brown is a member of the Sebring Centennial Committee. today at Brewsters Coffee House just south of the Home Depot. The get-together will be highlighted by an open mike session, which encourages writers to read a brief sample of their original works to other writers and to the general public. Admission is free. Art Lefkowitz, the HCAmember who headed up the recently completed writerscontest, will also offer an overview of the contest. Scribes-Night-Out events are held the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 6 p.m. at Brewsters. For more information, call Larry or Elaine Levey at 385-8618, or Brewsters at 314-8890. Butterfly Friends meet TuesdaySEBRING The Butterfly Friends meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Bert Harris Ag Center in conference room 2. The guest speaker will be Larry Smith, who has had an interest in butterfly gardening all his life. The next meeting will be Sept. 11. The group meets on the second Tuesday every other month. For more information, call Betty Podmore at 385-2605 or Lucy Wheeler at 38j27465.Friends of Dennis plan fundraiserSEBRING Friends of Dennis Fundraiser will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Highlands County Fair parking lot (rain or shine). Barbecue dinner will be available for $10 per plate. Menu includes one quarter chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, roll and tea; along with admittance to bounce houses, face painting areas and praise and worship. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Buy tickets for the 50/50 raffle and if your ticket is chosen, you split the winnings with the Hestons. Purchase $1 tickets (no limit) to be entered in to win other great prizes. Get tickets at Crossroads Community Church, 1012 W. Main St. in Avon Park, phone 453-4453; South Ridge Abstract & Title, 229 S. Commerce Ave. in Sebring, phone 385-2521; South Ridge Abstract & Title, 203 N. Main Ave. in Lake Placid, phone 4651221; Dutchers Diner, 1012 W. Main St. in Avon Park, phone 453-8824; Brewsters Coffee House, 2191 U.S. 27 N. in Sebring, phone 3148890. It is always difficult to hear the diagnosis of cancer, especially if it involves a friend or loved one. When the family and friends of Dennis Heston first learned of his cancer diagnosis and the prescribed treatment, it sounded very hopeful. Prayers were poured out in abundance with the expectation of complete healing. But now, after further testing, it appears that the cancer has spread and is considered as Stage 4. Dennis and his wife Brenda have three children and are life-long residents of Highlands County. Dennis is a computer services specialist and owns Your Data Inc. Being self-employed, the economy has already negatively influenced their income, but now, unable to work, the family is facing even greater financial hardships. The Friends of Dennis and Crossroads Community Church have partnered in an effort to help the Heston family in their time of need. Make plans to join us for this Family Fun Dinner Fundraiser event from 4-8 p.m. Friday, July 13. For questions, contact John Dumas at 453-4453 or Debbie Lees at 273-0680.STARLAB comes to Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Lake Placid Memorial Library presents the 2012 Florida Library Youth Reading Program Dream Big: Read, for ages 5-13. On W ednesday the program will be Night AdventuresSTARLAB Time (TBD). Call the library for details. The Lake Placid Memorial Library is at 205 W. Interlake Blvd.; phone number is 699-3705.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will host Steak-O at 2 p.m. today. Ladies Auxiliary meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Mens Auxiliary meets at 6 p.m. and the Post meeting at 7 p.m. Music by Mike King from 5-8 p.m. Friday. Karaoke by Peg and Perry from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. For details, call 452-9853. The American Legion Post 69 will host karaoke by Naomi today. Karaoke by Bil-Di on Wednesday. Music by Frank E. on Friday. Call for times. For more information, call 453-4553. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will host A.J.s entertainment today. NASCAR will be on the screen. Call for time. Music with J & B Karaoke on Wednesday, Franke on Thursday and Sho-Nuf Country on Friday. All times from 6:30-9:30 p.m. District picnic and nominations in Avon Park on Saturday. Call for time. Music with Big Freddie from 6:30-9:30 p.m. For more information, call 465-0131. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Music with Steve Baker on Friday. Call for time. For more information, call 6995444. SEBRING The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 will host karaoke with Mega Sounz from 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Mens Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. Monday. Music will be by Frank E. from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Todd Allen from 58 p.m. Wednesday, and Pete Ruano Duo from 6-9 p.m. Friday. VFWRiders meet at 10 a.m. Saturday. Gary and Shirley will play music from 6-9 p.m. For more information, call 385-8902. The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 will have a board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. Wacky Wednesday from 56:30 p.m. Food for $6.50. Dance only for $3 to Frank E. from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday buffet from 5-6:30 p.m. for $11. Dance only for $3 to Uptown Country from 6:30-9:30 p.m. For details, call 471-3557. The AMVETS Post 21, 623 U.S. 27 S., will host karaoke with Bill and Di from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Pizza will be available. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 8, 2012Page 7A DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; would dad; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 5 5 2 2 Martial Arts America; 3.639"; 3"; Black; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 6 6 2 2 Continued from page 2A for two terms. I never missed a meeting, Flowers said. At the same time he was a v olunteer firefighter and a community activist. At48, while a commiss ioner, he went back to school earning a bachelors degree. At 50 he earned a masters degree in public administration. Currently he serves as the countys director of facilit ies. He said he is responsible for 24 employees and a $2.4 million budget. What I am good at, Flowers said, is knowing the statutes and following them. He added he served on the county canvassing board in 2000. It was quite an experience, he said. Lawyers c ame from all over (to o bserve the count). It was important and helped me prepare. We had to do a recount three times. It made me understand that absolutely, positively, every vote must count. At the same time, he believes in Governor Rick Scotts voter roll purge. It is inexcusable for someone who is not a citizen to vote, he said, adding that the purge should not affect duly registered voters. We need to verify, verify, verify and do everything by the statute. Im not going to tolerate anything that is illegal. No one is denied the right to vote. There is no problem if you come (to the polls) without a photo ID, poll workers are trained to assist and there is the provisional vote. No one will be denied. As to opening a new elections office, Flowers said the current office was crowded and cramped 14 years ago. It needs more room. Now the office is divided between three spaces, its time to get everything back under one roof. As director of county facilities he was involved in the decision to use the Kenilworth Boulevard space, he said. That decision is on hold, but the point is that a move is necessary, he said. Flowers said he thinks retiring Supervisor of Elections Joe Campbell has done an excellent job. Id be an idiot to think it needs improvement, he said, but I would like to enhance it. This is a nation where we can hire and fire our leaders. A16 to 18 percent turnout just stuns me. Id become a more involved presence at the college and high schools, and rent a booth at events to encourage voter turnout. Supervising elections is different from other elected positions, Flowers said. It does not involve creating public policy. The important thing is to be qualified to handle it. Continued from page 1A Flowers running for Supervisor of Elections Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS JEANNIE GROSE Jeannie Grose went home to be with the L ord on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Jeannie was born on July 9, 1933, and had been a r esident of Avon Park since 1979. Jeannie was an Avon representative for over 20 years and a member of Union Congregation C hurch of Avon Park. She was a dear friend that will be missed by many residents of Avon Park. 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 C hrist 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 Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Lake Placid Seventh Day Adventist Church, 24 E. Phoenix St., Lake Placid, FL 33852, with Pastor Rafael Fernandez officiating. V iewing 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. Van White OBITUARIES October to be loaded with Centennial events GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Walker Memorial Academy of Avon P ark traveled to the Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort on May 15 to take part in the Disney Youth Education Series Program(s) (Y.E.S.) Everyday Chemistry. Each year, individuals and groups from around the world travel to Walt Disney World Resort to take part in one of the several Disney Y.E.S. programs offered throughout the Resort.Most of the programs take place in and behind the scenes of the world-famous Theme Parks. Areas of study include career discovery, life management, physical science, natural science, history, and art and humanities. The programs use varied resources onstage and backstage to bring real world examples to the learning experience. These twoto three-hour interactive educational experiences are available at both the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. They are led by professional Disney facilitators who help guide the students and assist them in understanding the key lessons. For more information on Disney Y.E.S. Programs, visit www.DisneyYES.com or call 800-603-0552. Walker Memorial Academy attends program at Epcot In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096
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C M Y K LIVING B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, July 8, 2012 Many parents have a hard time deciding if their kids are well enough to go to school. What well-intentioned parent hasnt sent a child off with tissues in hand, only to get that mid-morning come get your child phone call? But making the right decision isnt as tough as you might think. It basically boils down to one question: Is my child contagious? Infections like pinkeye or strep throat usually necessitate a day home with appropriate treatment because they are highly contagious. Most daycares and schools wont let kids return until after a fever has broken naturally (without fever-reducing medicines) for at least 24 hours. So what infections should parents be concerned about as kids head back to school? KidsHealth.org says these are the top five illnesses parents should look out for during the school year.1. PINKEYEConjunctivitis, or pinkeye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the clear membrane covering the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. It can be caused by an infection or by exposure to chemicals or other irritants.Is it contagious?Yes. Conjunctivitis is contagious when caused by viruses (as in most cases) or bacteria, but not when caused by allergies or irritants (like air pollution or swimming pool chemicals).How does it spread?Conjunctivitis caused by bacteria or a virus can be spread through contact with the infected persons secretions or by touching something the person has touched (like a towel or washcloth). Children may spread it from one eye to the other through touching. Non-infectious conjunctivitis, such as that caused by an allergy, is not spread person to person.When do symptoms go away?Usually two to three days after treatment has begun for bacterial conjunctivitis, and about one to two weeks for viral conjunctivitis. For noninfectious conjunctivitis, it depends on when the irritant or other cause is removed and, if necessary, treated.Prevention:Kids should wash their hands often with warm water and soap and avoid sharing eye drops, makeup, pillowcases, washcloths and towels. For allergic conjunctivitis, keep windows and doors closed on days when the pollen count is high, and dust and vacuum frequently to limit allergy triggers. Going back to school, work or play: Viral conjunctivitis: once tearing and discharge are gone (about a week). Bacterial conjunctivitis: at least 24 hours after starting treatment.2. STREPTHROATStrep throat is a bacterial infection that can cause sore throat, headache and fever. With treatment, symptoms improve quickly. If left untreated, strep throat can lead to complications. Is it contagious? Yes. Its caused by group Astreptococcus bacteria infecting the back of the throat and tonsils. How does it spread?Strep throat is spread from person to person, through close contact, unwashed hands and airborne droplets from sneezing and coughing. Anybody can get strep throat, but its most common in school-age kids and teens. Infections can occur even after tonsils have been removed.When do symptoms go away?Usually within two days of starting antibiotic treatment.Prevention:To prevent its spread, keep your childs eating utensils separate and wash them in hot soapy water, avoid sharing food or drinks, encourage frequent hand washing, and teach kids to cough or sneeze into their shirtsleeve and not their hands. Going back to school, work or play:Wait until at least 24 hours after beginning antibiotics to resume activities.3. HEAD LICEHead lice infestation is one of the most common contagious diseases in North America. It can be successfully treated and is not serious.Is it contagious? Yes. Lice are common among kids ages 3-12 (girls more often than boys). However, anyone can get lice, and it is not a sign of poor hygiene. Lice do not spread disease.How does it spread?Lice have claws that allow them to crawl and cling firmly to hair. They spread mainly through head-to-head contact, but sharing clothing, bed linens, combs, brushes and hats can sometimes help pass them along. Lice can spread quickly at schools, childcare centers, slumber parties, sports activities, camps and at home, so all bedmates, infested family members and close contacts should be treated as well.When do symptoms go away?Medicated treatments usually kill the lice and eggs (called nits), but it may take a few days for the itching to stop.Prevention:Discourage head-to-head contact at school (in gym, on the playground or during sports) and while playing at home with other children. Discourage sharing combs, brushes, hats, hair accessories, towels or helmets with others. Every 3-4 days, examine members of your household who have had close contact with someone with lice. Only those with lice infestation require treatment.Going back to school, work or play:Kids with active lice may return to school after the first treatment.4. MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM Molluscum contagiosum is a common childhood viral skin infection. It usually resolves without treatment in six to 12 months, though sometimes can take longer.Is it contagious?Yes. The molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV), a member of the poxvirus family, causes this mild skin infection.How does it spread?Through skin-to-skin contact with the virus, or by touching bath towels and clothes of those infected. Molluscum contagiosum can easily spread from one part of the body to another when a person rubs or scratches the bumps and then touches another part of the body. When do symptoms go away?Six to 12 months (sometimes as long as four years) for all bumps to go away completely.Prevention: Ensure kids wash their hands often. Discourage sharing of towels, clothing and other personal items.Going back to school, work or play:Kids can continue activities as long they are receiving treatment and bumps not concealed by clothes are covered.5. WALKING PNEUMONIAWalking pneumonia is the leading cause of pneumonia in school-age kids and young adults. The main symptom is a bothersome and prolonged cough.Is it contagious?Yes. This milder form of pneumonia is caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae, a type of bacteria. Walking pneumonia usually develops gradually and can be successfully treated with antibiotics.How does it spread?Walking pneumonia is spread through person-to-person contact or by breathing in particles spread through the air by sneezing or coughing. It is most common in school-age and older kids, but its occasionally seen in those younger than 5.When do symptoms go away?Usually three to four weeks, but antibiotic treatment may speed the recovery.Prevention:Encourage kids to wash their hands thoroughly and regularly. Going back to school, work or play:Kids can resume activities after 24 hours of treatment if they feel well enough. Health information provided by NemoursKidsHealth.org2011 The Nemours Foundation/KidsHealth W ant more information about common childhood illnesses and infections? Download KidsHealths free iPhone app, Is it Contagious?, on the iPhone App Store. Figure out which illnesses should keep your children home and for how longILLUSTATIONS COURTESYOF NEMOURSKIDSHEALTHGet info on the go MCT He said, he saidFact checking the debate on the health care plan PAGE3B
C M Y K DearAbby: Some friends o f ours entertain often, and ask certain guests to bring dishes for as many as 15 to 18 people. This has evolved to the point that I am often left a message telling me to come up with a specific dish. Because I am a good cook, the dishes they request can be quite elaborate. Last week, two of the eight couples invited were asked to bring a dish for dinner. As I was unwrapping mine, the hostess told me to mix it together with the other one, which had been bought at the supermarket! She seemed put out with me when I replied that I had spent many hours preparing my dish and would rather not combine them. Abby, four years of this is enough for me. In the future when Im invited, Ill accept and say that Ill contribute some wine. Period. Please dont advise that we refuse invitations from this family they are my husbands oldest friends, and our husbands do business together. By the way, this couple is very wealthy. They could afford to cater all of these gatherings. Not The Hired Help DearNot The Hired Help: Take wine and offer no apologies. If it was good enough for the Last Supper, it should be good enough for your friends. DearAbby: My girlfriend, Connie, and I have been together for 13 months. I have been divorced a year and a half. Connies divorce became final six months ago, but she and her husband were separated for more than a year. Connies daughter, Libby, is being married later this year. Shes a wonderful girl, and I wish she were my daughter. I wish her the best. My problem is, I will not be attending the rehearsal dinner, the wedding or the reception. Connie says that if I were to show up, her ex would make a scene and ruin the day for Libby. He hasnt gotten on with his life, and Connie wants Libbys day to be special. I understand that, but I have mixed emotions. I love Libby very much and would never do anything to hurt her, but I truly want to be a part of Connies and Libbys lives. Its going to be hard for me to sit home while everyone else is enjoying the celebration. Please give me your view. Left Out in Little Rock DearLeft Out: The last thing you should do is sit home and brood. Make plans with friends for those two days and keep yourself occupied. You are neither Cinderfella nor an outcast, and Im sure Connie feels as bad as you that youll be absent from the festivities. Connie is sacrificing her personal preference to ensure that her daughters wedding goes as smoothly as possible. She knows what kind of a scene her ex-husband is capable of. Please support her and do not take this personally. DearAbby: Please settle a long-standing family dispute. Is the spider that climbed up the waterspout itsy-bitsy or eensy-weensy? Webbed in Columbia, Md. DearWebbed: If the dispute is long-standing, then it is not eensy-weensy. However, the spider that climbed up the waterspout was itsy-bitsy, at least that s the way I learned it. Dear Abby is written by Abigail V an 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. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in What Every Teen Should Know. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Page 2BNews-SunSunday, July 8, 2012www.newssun.com FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 9 9 DIVERSIONS GOTMILK?By DAVID STEINBERG This puzzles subject was born in 1912.ACROSS 1 "The Godfather" actor 5 Furry '80s fad items 13 Protest of a kind 17 Gymnast Korbut 18 One dealing with spirits 19 "Kinsey" star Neeson 20 "That dress is perfect!" 21 It may be uncharted 22 Korea divider, briefly 23 Anti-apartheid org. 24 Outing that includes birding 29 Tony Award won four times by Tommy Tune 31 Spillane's "__ Jury" 32 Postwar British leader 33 Peach or plum 36 National Soccer Hall of Famer since 1993 38 Cold War enemy, informally 43 Prereqs for some Harvard applicants 45 One looking for stars 47 Flies across the Atlantic? 49 Caspian country 50 Hawaiian coffee region 51 Volcano output 53 Made a touchdown 54 Timecard abbr. 55 Vel attachment? 56 __ Bora: Afghan region 60 Marge Simpson's mother-in-law 61 Foofaraw 62 Harley-Davidson's NYSE symbol 63 All-in-one Apple 64 City SSW of Moscow 65__Tin Tin 66 Old comm. giant 67TheSunni, e.g. 68 Pointed 71 Mideast pooh bah 72 Small combo 73 Equitably divided 76 Survey an enemy position 79 Rhett's last words 80 Fine-tune 84Tenn. neighbor 85 Gym safety item 86 What a criminal might be on? 88 Aptly named shaving lotion 90 1983 World Series champs 93 Miner's dream 97 College sr.'s challenge 98 Classic Jaguar 100 "Hi, sailor!" 101Up and running 106 Lawn liming target 107 Spanish saint who wrote the encyclopedic "Etymologiae" 108 Leader after Mao 109 Mete (out) 110 More spirited 111 Sommer of Berlin DOWN 1 Hardly friendly 2Out on __ 3 Visually rapt 4 '60s-'70s theater, briefly 5 Lock up 6 Ones trying to get picked up 7 Stanford-Binet nos. 8 It borders It. 9 Cutesy-__ 10 Mock tail? 11 1992 presidential also-ran 12 Scottish royal family 13 Texter's hedge 14Looped handle 15 Move, as merchandise 16 "Star __" 23 When many retire 25 Jacques of "Jour de Fte" 26 Cramming, say 27 Scoreboard initials 28 Lace place 30 Burglar's undoing 33 Experiences 34 Jeep or Land Rover, briefly 35 Mountain road feature 36 Room with a sofa 37 "Seinfeld" role 39 13th/14th-century German mystic 40 Desperate 41 Talks and talks 42 Tony winner Hagen 44 Word with analysis or significance 45 Italian lover's coo 46 Removed by hand, in a way 48 Put up points against 51 Very spicy fare 52 Slow equine pace 55 Bell 57 Mario Puzo novel 58 More likely to be Rrated 59 One playing a part 69 "I don't believe it" 70 Remote insert 71 Tarzan creator's monogram 73 Cooking spray 74 Old vitamin bottle letters 75 Meal starter? 77 7 on the Beaufort scale 78 How ballerinas dance 81 Violist's clef 82 Fired 83 Colossal 87 Laugh syllable 89 Not so flexible 91 Word relative 92 Short-legged lizard 93 Inn employee 94 Quite 95 Labor 96 University of Chicago site __ Park 99 Sphere's lack 102Cinque e uno 103 Man cave staples 104 Slowing, on a score: Abbr. 105 Member of The Whiffenpoofs 106 Soft drink ending Solution on page 5B Before Ken and I married, we searched for a house that would have a bedroom for each of our three sons. But that house never appeared on the real estate radar. In our eagerness to please them, we extolled the virtues of the three bedroom house we had found. It has a wooded backyard, a brook running alongside, and way below the woods, a pond for fishing in the summer and ice skating in the winter. Our enthusiastic appraisal assumed the reluctance for two to share a bedroom.So we set out to overcome any objections. Instead we received their excited willingness.Once they saw the house and property, they put their heads together deciding to all share one room and keep the other as a play room. Another time as the two oldest boys reached their pre-teen years, they came to us with high praise for their new youth leader, who wanted to take them camping in the nearby Appalachian Mountains. Having them spend an overnight in the woods would be a first for us as parents in letting go.They must have anticipated the need to convince us that they would be safe as they came up with all the reasons why they really needed to do this. So, when we said yes with ease, they rejoiced in our willingness to let them go. These memories surfaced recently when a speaker shared Martin Luthers assessment of prayer. How often do we go to our Heavenly Father with requests that are padded with all the reasons why God should do our bidding.We try convincing him in case hes reluctant to comply. Yet Martin Luther suggests that prayer is not overcoming Gods reluctance; but, grabbing hold of His willingness. I love that!Our heavenly Parent is equally desirous of giving us his best; and we his children should be just as willing to please him above all others. Jesus said in Mark 11:24, NKJV, Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. This is not a promise for untold material blessings to fall from the sky.Rather the person who prays with this expectation is praying as one who walks with God and knows his heart.It is a prayer of faith from one who is abiding in Christ. Think you need to convince God?Or are you ready to walk closely with him and grab hold of his willingness?Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Gods reluctance or willingness Pause And Consider Jan Merop Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, the week may begin a little off-kilter, but youll find that by Wednesday or Thursday, things turn around significantly. Acouple of chances for socialization arise. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Take inventory of your life this week, Taurus, and make the necessary tweaks to align you with your primary goals. Take a cue from someone organized. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, youre inspired to do something creative. Narrow down the possibilities. Maybe you want to paint indoors or take on a new craft hobby. Either way youll find success. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Even the most organized people can get tripped up once in a while, Cancer. This week you may be unable to keep track of things. Keep your cool, and you will get it under control. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Take control of a situation that arises, Leo, because right now it seems no one else is capable of handling the situation. You may prove to be an excellent leader. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Influential people will be moving in your social circles, Virgo. Failure to introduce yourself and network could lead to setbacks in your employment goals. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Once the excitement of an event wears off, Libra, you may be left floundering for a little while. Dont wallow in boredom. Get started on a new project. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Sometimes much more can be said by remaining quiet that actually speaking, Scorpio. Keep this in mind when you are socializing with new people. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) It can sometimes feel lonely at the top, Sagittarius. Now that youve acquired many of the things you wanted, the resulting feelings may not be what you thought. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Now may be the time to get serious about your efforts to find a new job, Capricorn. Start doing the legwork and get your name out to new people as much as you can. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Although youre a do-ityourself person by nature, Aquarius, sometimes letting someone get the job done frees you up for more important projects. You also get a needed break. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, you cant seem to keep your mind on the thing at hand. Your wandering thoughts may put you in tune with a better idea. Famous BirthdaysJuly 8, Anjelica Huston, Actress, 61; July 9, Courtney Love, Singer, 48; July 10, Sofia Vergara, Actress, 40; July 11, Richie Sambora, Musician, 52; July 12, Richard Simmons, Fitness guru, 64; July 13, Cheech Marin, Actor, 66; July 14, Tommy Mottola, CEO Sony, 62. Take control of a situation that arises this week, Leo, because youre the one who can Horoscope Dinner guest grows weary of catering to her hostess Dear Abby Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect.
C M Y K Editors note: An occasional look at statements by political candidates and how well they adhere to the facts .Associated PressWASHINGTON President Barack Obama promises nothing will c hange for people who like their health coverage except itll become more affordable, but the facts dont back him up. Mitt Romney groundl essly calls the health care law a slayer of jobs certain to deepen the national debt. W elcome to the health care debate 2.0. As the claims fly, buyer beware. After the Supreme Court upheld the law last week, O bama stepped forward to tell Americans what good will come from it. Romney w as quick to lay out the harm. But some of the evid ence they gave to the court of public opinion was suspect. Alook at their claims and how they compare with the f acts: OBAMA: If youre one of the more than 250 million Americans who already have h ealth insurance, you will keep your health insurance. T his law will only make it more secure and more affordable. ROMNEY: Obamacare also means that for up to 20 million Americans, they will lose the insurance they currently have, the insurance t hat they like and they want to keep. THE FACTS: Nothing in the law ensures that people happy with their policies n ow can keep them. Employers will continue to h ave the right to modify coverage or even drop it, and s ome are expected to do so as more insurance alternatives become available to the population under the law. Nor is there any guarantee t hat coverage will become cheaper, despite the subsidies many people will get. Americans may well end up feeling more secure about t heir ability to obtain and keep coverage once insurance companies can no longer deny, terminate or charge more for coverage for those in poor health. But particular health insurance plans will have no guarantee of ironclad security. Much can change, including the cost. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the number of workers getting employer-based coverage could drop by several million, as some workers choose new plans in the marketplace or as employers drop coverage altogether. Companies with more than 50 workers would have to pay a fine for terminating insurance, but in some cases that would be cost-effective for them. Obamas soothing words for those who are content with their current coverage have been heard before, rendered with different degrees of accuracy. Hes said nothing in the law requires people to change their plans, true enough. But the law does not guarantee the status quo for anyone, either. So where does Romney come up with 20 million at risk of losing their current plans? He does so by going with the worst-case scenario in the budget offices analysis. Researchers thought it most likely that employer coverage would decline by 3 to 5 million, but the range of possibilities was broad: It could go up by as much as 3 million or down by as much as 20 million. ROMNEY: After saying the new law cuts Medicare by $500 billion and raises taxes by a like amount, adds: And even with those cuts and tax increases, Obamacare adds trillions to our deficits and to our national debt, and pushes those obligations onto coming generations. THE FACTS: In its most recent complete estimate, in March 2011, the Congressional Budget Office said the new health care law would actually reduce the federal budget deficit by $210 billion over the next 10 years. In the following decade, the law would continue to reduce deficits by about one-half of one percent of the nations gross domestic product, the office said. The congressional budget scorekeepers acknowledged their projections are quite uncertain because of the complexity of the issue and the assumptions involved, which include the assumption that all aspects of the law are implemented as written. But the CBO assessment offers no backup for Romneys claim that the law adds trillions to our deficits. OBAMA: And by this August, nearly 13 million of you will receive a rebate from your insurance company because it spent too much on things like administrative costs and CEO bonuses and not enough on your health care. THE FACTS: Rebates are coming, but not nearly that many Americans are likely to get those checks and for many of those who do, the amount will be decidedly modest. The government acknowledges it does not know how many households will see rebates in August from a provision of the law that makes insurance companies give back excess money spent on overhead instead of health care delivery. Altogether, the rebates that go out will benefit nearly 13 million people. But most of the benefit will be indirect, going to employers because they cover most of the cost of insurance provided in the workplace. Employers can plow all the rebate money, including the workersshare, back into the companys health plan, or pass along part of it. The government says some 4 million people who are due rebates live in households that purchased coverage directly from an insurance company, not through an employer, and experts say those households are the most likely to get a rebate check directly. The government says the rebates have an average value of $151 per household. But employers, who typically pay 70 to 80 percent of premiums, are likely to get most of that. ROMNEY : Obamacare raises taxes on the American people by approximately $500 billion. THE FACTS: The tax increases fall heavily on upper-income people, health insurance companies, drug makers and medical device manufacturers. People who fail to obtain health insurance as required by the law will face a tax penalty, although thats expected to hit relatively few because the vast majority of Americans have insurance and many who dont will end up getting it. Also, a 10 percent tax has been imposed on tanning bed use as part of the health care law. There are no other across-the-board tax increases in the law, although some tax benefits such as flexible savings accounts are scaled back. Of course, higher taxes on businesses can be passed on to the consumer in the form of higher prices. Individuals making over $200,000 and couples making over $250,000 will pay 0.9 percent more in Medicare payroll tax and a 3.8 percent tax on investments. As well, a tax starts in 2018 on high-value insurance plans. OBAMA: Because of the Affordable Care Act, young adults under the age of 26 are able to stay on their parentshealth care plans, a provision thats already helped 6 million young Americans. THE FACTS: Obama is overstating this benefit of his health law, and his own administration knows better. The Department of Health and Human Services, in a June 19 news release, said 3.1 million young adults would be uninsured were it not for the new law. Obamas number comes from a June 8 survey by the Commonwealth Fund, a health policy foundation. It said 6.6 million young adults joined or stayed on their parentshealth plans who wouldnt have been able to absent the law. But that number includes some who switched to their parents plans from other coverage, Commonwealth Fund officials told the Los Angeles Times. ROMNEY: Obamacare is a job-killer. THE FACTS: The CBO estimated in 2010 that the law would reduce the amount of labor used in the economy by roughly half a percent. But thats mostly because the law will give many people the opportunity to retire, stay at home with family or switch to part-time work, since they will be able to get health insurance more easily outside of their jobs. That voluntary retreat from the workforce, made possible by the laws benefits, is not the same as employers slashing jobs because of the laws costs, as Romney implies. The laws penalties on employers who dont provide health insurance might cause some companies to hire fewer low-wage workers or to hire more part-timers instead of full-time employees, the budget office said. But the main consequence would still be from more people choosing not to work. Apart from the budget office and other disinterested parties that study the law, each side in the debate uses research sponsored by interest groups, often slanted, to buttress its case. Romney cites a Chamber of Commerce online survey in which nearly three-quarters of respondents said the law would dampen their hiring. The chamber is a strong opponent of the law, having run ads against it. Its poll was conducted unscientifically and is therefore not a valid measure of business opinion. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 8, 2012Page 3B church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 8 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 7 7 CROSSWORDSOLUTION POLITICS Fact check on the health care debate MCT Mitt Romney and Barack Obama put vastly different spins on the effect the Obama health care plan will have.
C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunSunday, July 8, 2012www.newssun.com National Newspaper Placement S; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, IO12071HS1 seminole; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 6 6 Miller's; 5.542"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 5 5 7 7 Highlands County residents are fortunate to be surrounded by many diverse green spaces, which include county, state and city parks. Research h as shown that when people have access to parks, they will exercise more, have a b etter mental outlook, reap the benefits of a cleaner environment and be more c ommunity minded. Parks are important all year, howe ver, July is recognized as Parks and Recreation Month. First designated in 1984, t he purpose of Parks and Recreation Month is to celeb rate all parks and recreation in general and to recognize and honor employees and volunteers that help keep these areas maintained for p ublic use. July has been celebrated with this special r ecognition since 1985. Parks and Recreation Month is a time when folks a re encouraged to get out and enjoy their local parks. I n 2006, Illinois Congressman Daniel Lipinski stated, The purp oseof National Recreation and Parks Month is not only to celebrate the start of summer programs but also to advocate for parks and recrea tion by encouraging communities to engage in outdoor physical activities and volunteering. National Recreation and Parks Month i s an important occasion to remind us of our dedication t o the preservation of the environment, and serves as an aide-mmoire for all Americans to enjoy the natural wonders of our nation. Having a nearby park encourages many people to exercise more thereby increasing their physical well being as well as reducing the risk of sickness and disease. Getting physical has also been shown to relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety. Being in the natural world has a way of improving physical and psychological health. Parks and other natural areas are known for the abundance of trees, which reduce air and water pollution. They also keep the areas cooler and produce oxygen and shade. Parks have also been credited with producing social and community development benefits. Many cities and urban areas that offer recreational opportunities to local youths help to create a sense of community. These programs and access to natural areas has been linked to reductions in crime and reductions in juvenile delinquency. Recreational opportunities offered to at-risk youths assists in keeping these kids busy and having a goal as well as new friendships and values. Studies have also shown that green space increases the value of nearby property. Quality of life is very important to new residents and businesses. The availability of parks draws tourists and in many cases, improves the economic conditions of the area. Being outdoors is a good way for people of every age, background and ability to understand the natural world and stay healthy. Whether the preference is biking, running, walking, canoeing, watching wildlife, playing or picnicking, nature offers something to everyone. Parks and recreation are critically important to the economic and environmental well-being of communities, and the physical and mental health of individuals, said Barbara Tulipane, chief executive officer of the National Recreation and Park Association. As the field faces the most difficult times in decades, its important for Americans to use their collective voices and energy this July to fight for well supported and robust park and recreation systems. Highlands County offers parks with a rugged natural setting, such as the Sun N Lake Preserve, a beautiful wildlife preserve complete with hiking and biking trails, as well as the more tamed swimming and boating areas such as H.L. Bishop Park. Catwalks and nature trails await the visitor at Highlands Hammock State Park, where an abundance of history and wildlife is available for all to enjoy. Lake Istokpoga Park boasts plenty of fishing tournaments and is a hot spot for anglers. County and City parks also offer residents the opportunities to launch their watercraft, swim, picnic, and lay on the sandy beaches. All of these parks are great places to take the kids, and many local areas such as Veterans Beach in Sebring and Donaldson Park in Avon Park offer playgrounds. Or get involved in sports, join a team; play ball at the beautiful Highlands County Sports Complex. This July why not get out and enjoy some of the local parks? Take the kids or grandkids and make a day or even a weekend of it. See nature and have some fun in the process. Appreciate the fact that in this beautiful County, there is an abundance of recreational and nature oriented opportunities. Many communities are not as fortunate.Tips to make your outdoor time safe Babies under 6 months of age should be kept out of direct sunlight. Move your baby to the shade under a tree, umbrella or stroller canopy. Dress babies in lightweight clothing that covers the arms and legs, and use brimmed hats that shade the neck. It is okay to apply a small amount of sunscreen on infants under 6 months if there is no way to avoid the sun. Select clothes made of tightly woven fabrics. Cotton clothing is both cool and protective. Wear a hat with a three-inch brim or bill. When using a cap with a bill, make sure the bill is facing forward to shield your face. Protect eyes with sunglasses that provide 97 percent to 100 percent protection against UVAand UVB rays. The sun's rays are the strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Use caution and plenty of sunscreen during this time. The sun's damaging UVrays can bounce back from sand, snow or concrete; so be particularly careful of these areas. Most of the sun's rays can come through the clouds on an overcast day; so use sun protection even on cloudy days. When choosing a sunscreen, look for the words broad-spectrum on the label; it means that the sunscreen will screen out both ultraviolet B (UVB) and ultraviolet A(UVA) rays. Choose a water-resistant or waterproof sunscreen and reapply every two hours. Use a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. Rub sunscreen in well, making sure to cover all exposed areas, especially the face, nose, ears, feet and hands, and even the backs of the knees. Put on sunscreen 30 minutes before going outdoors; it needs time to work on the skin. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion o f the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. July is Parks and Recreation Month, so get out and enjoy some green OUTDOORS News From The W atershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo Justin Burgess and Gary Walker enjoy the trail at the Sun 'n Lake Preserve in Sebring. Being outdoors is a good way for people of every age, background and ability to understand the natural world and stay healthy. For the latest hurricane updates and breaking national news, visitwww.newssun.com
C M Y K By ROXANAHEGEMAN Associated PressWICHITA, Kan. K ansas State University student Greg Peterson and some f riends were unwinding at a drive-in restaurant when LMFAOs song Sexy and I Know It came on the radio. He groaned. But as the chorus droned on, the 21-year-old found inspiration. He switched sexy to farming as he began rapping. Then he started coming up with lyrics. It would be fun, he t hought, to do a video parody with his brothers when he r eturned home to the family farm in central Kansas. Peterson said the brothers aimed the video at their city friends on Facebook because t hey hardly knew anything about the farm. They ended up educating the world. Im Farming and I Grow It video has become an Internet s ensation with more than 3.2 million views since it was posted June 25 on YouTube. Its success has been hailed by farm groups, documented by newspapers and even won the brothers a whirlwind trip to New York City for a television appearance on Fox News Channels Fox & Friends. Peterson said he and his family have been a little bit overwhelmed by all the attention and hes doing some normal things now to keep sane. On a recent morning, he was out swathing or mowing the prairie hay used to feed the familys cattle. I am just trying to rest my brain a little bit and get back to, you know, this is reality, he said by cellphone. This is something I can understand, whereas when I was in New York, everything was just hitting my mind, and it was kind of like, I cant believe this, I cant believe this. The 21-year-old Kansas State University senior isnt the first to parody LMFAOs club hit. Spoofs include Elmo and I Know It, which features the popular Sesame Street character, Im Average and I Know It, and Santa and I Know It. Most have only a few thousand hits, although the Elmo version has garnered roughly 12.7 million hits in about seven months. Petersons 3:32-minute video begins at the break of dawn with him and his brothers, Nathan, 18, and Kendal, 15, walking across a field of golden wheat that sways gently in the wind. The scenes then shift rapidly to the songs beat, showing the brothers doing chores, driving combines and tractors and jumping on hay bales. It ends with the three walking off into the sunset across a field where the wheat has been harvested. One scene shows Peterson feeding cattle as he raps, When I step to the bunk, yeah, this is what I see: All the hungry cattle are staring at me. I got passion for my plants, and I aint afraid to show it, show it, show it. Im farming, and I grow it. Peterson, whos majoring in agriculture communication and journalism and minoring in music performance at Kansas State, said the video was produced with iMovie and GarageBand software. His 11-year-old sister, Laura, shot some of it on the family farm near Assaria. Steve Baccus, the president of the Kansas Farm Bureau, said what the Peterson brothers did on their own is exactly what agriculture groups have been trying to get other farmers to do use social media to show consumers the real faces of agriculture. Individual farmers and industry groups have started using Twitter, YouTube and other social media in recent years to counter the messages put out by tech-savvy environmental and animal rights groups concerned about everything from water quality to the size of cages chickens are kept in. We think it is a great way to communicate with the consumer and give them an idea of what exactly goes on in agriculture on the farm, Baccus said. We are being painted by some different groups in a pretty nasty vein, and that is not at all true. I think we need to get the message out there is another side of agriculture. He said he loved the Peterson brothersvideo: I liked the way they incorporated humor into it, and I just thought they did a fantastic job. The Peterson brothers have posted other videos about the family farm on YouTube, and Peterson said theyll make more. He keeps his iPod Touch with him as he farms, occasionally pulling it out and filming things. That doesnt take any extra time, or really any extra thought, he said. It is just like, This is what I am doing. So I will continue to make those kinds of videos. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 8, 2012Page 5B LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black plus three; process, main a; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 4 4 2 2 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 july 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 Farm parody of Sexy and I Know It goes viral ONLINE I work out...side When I step to the bunk, yeah, this is what I see: All the hungry cattle are staring at me. I got passion for my plants, and I aint afraid to show it, show it, show it. Im farming, and I grow it. By MICHAELLIEDTKE APTechnology WriterSAN FRANCISCO Netflix subscribers watched more than 1 billion hours of online video last month as the advent of high-speed Internet connections and high-powered mobile devices change peoples viewing habits. The milestone announced Tuesday by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings came a day after Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney issued an upbeat report about the companys future. Those factors helped lift Netflixs stock by more than 6 percent in Tuesdays abbreviated trading session. The stock is still struggling to recover from last falls sharp increase in U.S. prices, which triggered a backlash among customers and investors alike. Netflix shares gained $4.19 Tuesday to close at $72.04, well off their peak of nearly $305 last July. The rising usage of Netflixs Internet video service may turn out to be a mixed blessing as the company phases out its DVDby-mail rental service to focus on its goal of building a lucrative franchise in Internet-streamed video. Netflix is trying to wean people off DVDs to save on mailing costs and reduce its investment on a format that it expects to become obsolete. Delivering Internet video is quicker and less expensive than discs, but the streaming selection isnt as extensive as whats available on DVDs. To compensate, Netflix has been spending tens of millions of dollars during the past two years to add more compelling titles. Netflixs increasing popularity indicates that those efforts are resonating with subscribers. Thats important because it helps validate a strategy that called for Netflix Inc. to invest heavily in video-licensing fees, even though the spending is expected to saddle the company with an annual loss this year. Netflixs monthly video streaming tops 1 billion hours The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, July 8, 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, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For information contact (239) 671-0390. Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, 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+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church 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 Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www.fbclp.com. Email: email@example.com. Sunday services T raditional 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 AWANAgroups 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, FL33870. 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, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; 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, FL33870 (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, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-theMonth-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 382-0869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 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, FL33870, 385-0049; fax, 385-5169; email, firstname.lastname@example.org ; website, www.stcathe.com Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., email@example.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. CONFESSION: First Friday 7:15-7:45 a.m.; Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.; Or by appointment with any priest. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m.; Sunday: 8 and 10 a.m.; Sunday Spanish Mass: noon; Last Sunday of the month: 2 p.m. (Creole/French); Sunday Family Mass 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center). DAILYMASS 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, FL33825 (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 4537679 or 453-8929. Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL33852 (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 Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL33872. 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, FL33825; (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, FL33875. 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 site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and th e Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL33825. 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, FL33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL33862. 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, FL33870; 385-7443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of 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 at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck 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 BOOKS By MICHELLE WIENER For The Associated PressRansom River (Dutton), by Meg Gardiner Unemployed and nearly broke, Rory Mackenzie returns home to Ransom River o nly to find a jury duty summons for what promises to be the case of the century for the small California town: the shooting of an allegedly unarmed man by an off-duty police officer. Before the trial gets off the ground, however, the courtroom is attacked, and Rory is among those chosen as hostages. In the wake of this trauma I wont tell you how it is resolved Rory finds she is among the prime suspects for engineering t he attack. Before long, Rory uncovers a connection b etween the murder case and an unsolved robbery case from long ago. Whats more, that case is somehow connected to her famil y. I am a fan of Gardiners Jo Beckett series a nd would love to see this stand-alone novel introduce her to waves of new readers. Rory is a fantastic protagonist. Shes smart, quick-thinking, fiercely loyal and resilient. Shes the sort of action hero you w ant to see in movies: She can take multiple hits, and they just make her stronger. Furthermore, Ransom River is everything you want in a blockbuster thriller: multiple plot twists, thoroughly creepy psychotic villains, danger at every turn. Gardiner has an enviable talent for pushing characters and plot elements to the point of straining credibility, but she never breaks the limits of plausibility. And the manner in which Rory pieces things together is satisfyingly unexpected. Gardiners conclusion to Ransom River leaves open the possibility for a sequel, and to that may I just say: yes, please. Online:http://www.meggardiner.com/ Ransom River is well-plotted thriller By BRUCE DeSILVA For The Associated PressDie a Stranger: An Alex McKnight Novel (MinotaurBooks), by Steve Hamilton In the years since Vinnie Red Sky LeBlancs father killed three people in a drunken driving accident and got himself banned from the Bay Mills reservation, the young Ojibwa tribal member has never once picked up a drink. So Vinnies best friend, Alex McKnight, is understandably concerned to learn Vinnie has been knocking back scotches at a local bar. The concern turns to alarm when Vinnie suddenly disappears. Meanwhile, five bodies are discovered at a deserted airstrip nearby, the result of a drug deal gone bad. At first, Alex, a former Detroit cop who moved to Michigans remote Upper Peninsula a few years ago to get away from trouble like this, cannot imagine the two mysteries are related. But when Buck, Vinnies slacker cousin, also goes missing, Alex suspects Buck may have somehow drawn Vinnie into the drug deal. Soon it becomes clear that Alex isnt the only one looking for the cousins. Some big-time drug dealers, convinced that Vinnie and Buck betrayed them at the airstrip, are hunting the pair. As the story unfolds, Alex races up and down the length of Michigan, following leads, trying to stay one step ahead of the drug dealers and trying to convince suspicious tribal members that hes really on Vinnies side. Soon hes joined by Vinnies long-missing father, who shows up to help with the search. Die a Stranger is the ninth crime novel by Steve Hamilton, a two-time Edgar Award winner. As usual, he creates an ensemble of strong, believable characters and spins his suspenseful tale in crisp, hard-boiled prose. The result is a taut, fastpaced story with lots of gunplay and unexpected twists, along with a poignant subplot about the strained relationship between father and son. Online: http://www.authorstevehamilton.com/ Die a Stranger is a suspenseful tale
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 8, 2012Page 7B EPISCOPAL St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church office 385-7649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 43Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. 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 Aplace for you. Office Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: theway firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 8350869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. 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) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday school at 8:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com 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. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, email@example.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown firstname.lastname@example.org. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday 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: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Email: email@example.com, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Summer Camp (middle school), 8 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, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: email@example.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women s Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All mee tings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Devon 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, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. 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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, July 8, 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 By SAMANTHACRITCHELL APFashion WriterThe coveted look for vacationers this summer is sleek and chic w ith an emphasis on sleek. Many travelers, especially air travelers, are aiming to get up and go with as few accouterments as they can without sacrificing style. People are thinking about packing light at all stages of the traveling process: from what suitcases t heyll use to the souvenirs theyll buy. Stylist Amanda Ross, fashion d irector for travel-themed Departures magazine, says she t hinks about packing when shes doing her initial shopping. It really comes down to how you shop a nd what your wardrobe is about. But even more basic is the bag it will go in. There are more FedEx boxes of clothes and accessories coming into t he lobby of Manhattans upscale Mondrian SoHo t han one might imagine and fewer luxurybrand suitcases that w ould complement the handbags that its typical f ashion-savvy guests carry, says hotel General Manager Gary Thomas. He personally uses that send-ahead system. You dont have to carry anything then or worry about an extra pound or two, and its even more r eliable than taking it with you. There are also fewer last-minute items, the ones you rarely need, tossed in, he says. The weight issue has become h uge, especially in the past year, agrees Dan Tarala, vice president o f product design and strategy for Victorinox Travel Gear. Its the N o. 1 thing we hear. The complaints started in Europe, he says, but have moved west and east, north and south. When he started with Victorinox a lmost 10 years ago, the goal was to get a suitcase that could be used for two weeks down to 17 pounds; now its 5 pounds. Of course, consumers want to shed weight without losing any of the features they have come to like or looks they want to wear. In the world of suitcases, that means wheels still rule. Theyve just changed to smaller, more nimble ones, says Tarala. The evolving trend toward four wheels instead of two might seem counterintuitive, but they can be smaller and better distribute weight. They also encourage a lower profile of the bag, which results in more efficient use of the space inside. Hard-side suitcases made of polycarbonate, as opposed to soft leather or nylon bags, are gaining wider acceptance, Tarala says. The hard bags need less framing inside. They offer durability comparable to nylon, and the modern design can rival the luxury of leather. The shift is not just looking at the main body material, Tarala says. We are looking at the overall frame: switching to honeycombs and laminated foam instead of solid pieces, less dense nylons versus metal for hardware and connection points. We dont want to take anything away from the customer. He recommends using a 50-50 split case the middle divider is the difference between everything inside the bag shifting all over the place, Tarala says and starting packing by filling the voids near the handles and the wheel casings. Ross puts the heaviest item in first: her shoes. She tries to restrict herself to one pair of flat daytime shoes and a dressier pair of evening heels. They have to go with everything, she says, but she wont skimp with shoes that are flimsy, even if they are lighter. That would be penny-wise and pound-foolish. Could you get away with only black shoes? Only brown? By starting off thinking that way, youll end up organizing your outfits ahead of time, which minimizes extra last-minute stuff, Ross says. Whether its business or leisure travel, Ross wears a lot of dresses on the road. Theyre the least amount of work, the least amount of thought and the most multipurpose. You can change from a flat to heel and wear the same thing all day. Shes particularly fond of seasonless jersey dresses that dont wrinkle, even if rolled up tight. And, Ross says, theres definitely no hangers in her bag. Even if Im going to an event,it could be cocktail to black-tie, I pack my dress in a plastic dry-cleaner bag, folded in half. Ross also relies on cashmere cardigans and wraps, which are still needed in summer. They will fold up flatter than you expect, she says. Jewelry is the one thing she brings knowing that it adds heft to her bag, but it adds even more style. It goes in her carry-on, shopper-style bag with her computer, phone and notebook. Ross says she treats that bag as a mobile office, leaving most personal clutter out of it. She will tuck inside a clutch handbag if a more formal occasion is on the itinerary, and if the trip involves sightseeing, a small day bag with a chain strap. She leaves her blow-dryer at home. If a hotel doesnt have it, I wont blow-dry my hair, but that almost never happens, Ross says. Mondrians Thomas says shes safe leaving it and a lot of other things behind. He has traded a nice leather dopp kit for a few key things (his toothbrush, for one) in a plastic bag. Hotels expect to provide many grooming products, especially with the liquid limits on airplanes, and many hotels, even and maybe especially those in remote locations have retail stores. Thomas suspects some people are strategically underpacking so theyll have an excuse to shop. Buying an umbrella, sweater or rain jacket is probably a smarter souvenir than a tchotchke, he says. Still, he packs his hair gel. Hes not willing to chance that. Its very specific. Travel in style for summer:Go sleek TRAVEL MCT Fitting everything is a suitcase and still staying lightweight enough to avoid paying extra is becoming a challenge. The weight issue has become huge, especially in the past year. Its the No. 1 thing we hear.DANTARALA VP, Victorinox Travel Gear The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Metro ServicesRoad trips are a popular getaway once the weather warms up. People take to the roads in droves, whether for vacations or simply to enjoy the scenery along the way. With more people on the highways, there could be a heightened risk of accidents for a number of reasons. Though road rage, driving while intoxicated and other road dangers are well documented, many people do not know about something called highway hypnosis which could be responsible for erratic driving on roadways. Think about a time when you were behind the wheel of a car on a long stretch of road, such as an interstate. Perhaps you lost track of the exits you passed or wondered how you ended up in a particular location when you dont remember getting there. Maybe you actually fell asleep or drifted off of the road. According to the U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Highway Administration, the main cause of roadway departure crashes is driver drowsiness and inattention. Driver fatigue is often caused by highway hypnosis. Highway hypnosis, also known as white line fever, occurs when someone has been driving a vehicle along a long stretch of roadway for an extended period of time. The monotony of a long drive can induce sleepiness or forgetfulness. It can lull the brain into a sort of trance, and the body is essentially operating on auto pilot while the mind is off somewhere else. Highway hypnosis is most common during the late-night hours when the time of day also plays a role in drowsiness. The concept of highway hypnosis is nothing new. In fact, engineers who created the Indiana Toll Road in 1957 designed curves every two miles on average to allow for a variation in the road conditions. Many other roadways are built with rumble strips or other variations in the scenery to reduce the monotony of the road. Highway hypnosis occurs more than people would like to believe. However, there are ways to help prevent highway hypnosis. Take frequent rests on a long trip to stretch your legs and get some fresh air. Try not to drive during the hours that you are normally sleeping. Bring a road trip partner along and make conversation. Dont eat a big meal before beginning a long car ride. Open the windows and get circulation going. Keep your eyes moving between your mirrors and the road to improve conscious thought. If you are still unable to fend of feelings of drowsiness or some of the other symptoms of hypnosis, pull over and take a long rest until you feel more capable to drive. Avoid highway hypnosis Metro Be wary of zoning out on long, monotonous drives.
C M Y K Associated PressWASHINGTON Athird straight m onth of weak hiring shows the U.S. economy is still struggling three years after the recession officially ended. U.S. employers added just 80,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2 percent, the L abor Department said Friday. For the April-June quarter, the econo my added an average of 75,000 jobs a month one-third the pace in the first quarter. And for the first six months of 2012, employers added an average of 1 50,000 jobs a month. Thats fewer than the 161,000 average for the first half of 2011. Slow job growth has led consumers to pull back on spending. Many anal ysts think the economy is growing at a sluggish annual rate of less than 2 p ercent. Job creation is the fuel for economic growth. When more people have j obs, more consumers have money to spend and consumer spending d rives about 70 percent of the economy. Heres what The Associated Press r eporters are finding:Treading carefullyFour months before voters pass judgment on his leadership of the economy, President Barack Obama attempted a rhetorical balancing act F riday. Junes slight job growth is a step in the right direction, Obama said on a bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania, Y et he also acknowledged that the economy must grow faster. Its still tough out there, the president conceded. He said voters must help him break a stalemate in Congress that he says is preventing his administration from boosting hiring. For Obamas Republican presidential rival, Mitt Romney, the jobs report could provide a point of attack in the dwindling time before Election Day. And Romney seized on it. Campaigning in New Hampshire, he called the unemployment rate unacceptably high and said Obama must take responsibility for failed policies.The annual slumpThe June jobs report confirmed evidence of an unhappy long-term trend: Hiring is slumping for a third straight year. In each of the past three years, hopes for a job-market recovery were lifted by robust gains early in the year. But in each case, those hopes fizzled as hiring slowed by spring or summer. The 80,000 jobs added last month marked a third straight month of weak hiring an average of 75,000 jobs for the second quarter of 2012. Thats far too few to lower the unemployment rate. The 2011 job slump lasted from May through August. Over that period, the average monthly job gain was 80,000. In 2010, the slowdown, from June through September, consisted of four straight months of job losses. The average loss was 76,000. BUSINESS C SECTION News-Sun Sunday, July 8, 2012 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 5 5 5 5 MCT President Barack Obama talks with Brian Zidian, right, an employee at the Summer Garden Food Manufacturing Company, about a pasta sauce manufacturing line during a stop in Boardman, Ohio, Friday on the President's two-day campaign bus trip in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples and individuals often face significant financial hurdles compared to their heterosexual counterparts. According to Chris Kollaja, a certified public accountant and partner at A.L. Nella & Company in San Francisco, California, LGBTcouples often incur higher costs for everything from income taxes to employee benefits to adoptions because of prevailing laws and tax regulations. For example: In states where gay marriage is not legal, same-sex couples must file separate income tax returns, as with unmarried heterosexual couples. Where it is legal, if they want to file a joint state return they must each file an individual federal return and then complete a mock joint federal return and use that data to calculate their joint state return. Company-provided domestic partner benefits are considered imputed income by the IRS and added to the employees taxable income. Also, whereas opposite-sex married couples can use pretax dollars to pay for medLGBT couples often face additional financial hurdles Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Boys and Girls Club of Highlands County is entering into a new venture with the opening of an Emporium. The thrift shop will be at 205 S. Circle Park Drive in downtown Sebring and is scheduled to open next week. A private opening by invitation only is set from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, with the store being opened to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting Friday. Donations can include household items, like-new toys, appliances, etc. Monetary donations will also be gladly accepted by the Boys and Girls Club. For further information, call the club at 658-1042 or visit the website at 222.highlandsbgc.com. Boys and Girls Club to open Emporium Personal Finance Jason Alderman See LGBT, page 3A Jobs data force delicate balancing act for Obama See JOBS, page 2C
C M Y K Special to the News-Sun AVON PARK South Florida State College (SFSC) students Eric Bautista and Orvanel Valdez recently represented SFSC at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, June 23-27, where they placed eighth in the nation in the Financial Services event. Bautista, who is from Frostproof, and Valdez, who is from Arcadia, were the only Florida team to make it to the final round of PBLs Financial Services event in which teams were given a case study problem, had 20 minutes to prepare a presentation, and then presented their financial services recommendations to a panel of judges. I would have never pictured myself attending a national competition or even scoring in the top 10 with my partner, said Bautista. The business and life skills I have attained through PBLhave empowered me and helped me see that my educational and career goals can be closer than I thought and that I can accomplish more than I imagined. The fact that my partner and I qualified for the nations top 10 in financial services has made me realize that I am capable of so much more than I give myself credit for, said Valdez. Being involved in PBLhas not only made me a wiser individual but it has helped me view life in a different way. I realize now that in life you should never settle but push yourself to your limit in order achieve your goals, and when you accomplish all of those goals, then you should make new ones. Bautista will attend the University of South Florida (USF) in the fall and major in finance or international business. Valdez plans to earn his Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Supervision and Management from SFSC. Both graduated from SFSC with their associates degrees in May. PBLis the post-secondary division of the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) organization, which is the largest business career student organization in the world. PBLs National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and careerrelated areas. Through state-based competition at the spring State Leadership Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top state winners then are eligible to compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference each summer. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Samia M ehbub from Sebring has been named an All-American Scholar. The USAAhas established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. The All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3 or higher grade p oint average. Only scholars selected by a school instructor, counselor or other qualified sponsor are accepted. Samia Mehbub, who attends Avon Park High School, was nominated for this honor by U.S. Achievement Academy. Samia Mehbub will appear in the All-American Scholar Yearbook which is published nationally. Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in Americas history. Certainly, students recognized as AllAmerican Scholars should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement, said Dr. George Stevens, founder of the United States Achievement Academy. The Academy selects AllAmerican Scholars upon the exclusive recommendations of teachers, coaches, counselors and other sponsors. Mehbub is the daughter of Malihav Mehbub Kaysar from Sebring. The grandparents are Shamim Kamal of Sebring and Samsun Nahar Kaysar of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Page 2cNews-SunSunday, July 8, 2012www.newssun.com STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 7/8/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 3 2 2 EDWARD JONES/ED BURNSIDE***; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 7/8/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 5 5 3 3 Special to the News-SunThe 84th annual Florida FFA Convention was held June 25-29 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando. There were in e xcess of 80 students, advisors, guests, and dignitaries from Highlands County in attendance. State President Charlie Brown from the Avon Park Chapter presided over not o nly a record-breaking convention with more than 4,300 in attendance, but Florida FFAAssociation set a new membership record of more than 16,300 members in 2011-12. Numerous members placed first in t heir specialties including Mariah Avarez from Hill-Gustat Middle in E xtemporaneous Speaking. Chase Griffin from Lake Placid Senior placed first in Agricultural Mechanics P roficiency area. Megan Stein of Sebring High School received first in A gricultural Education Proficiency Award and also was selected as the Outstanding District Officer and as the recipient of the Ryan Rimmer award for her outstanding accomplishments as D istrict XI Secretary. Additionally Erin Lamb of Sebring H igh was the high individual in Food Science Technology Career Development (CDE) event. In the Proficiency Awards category, Jennifer Swain from Sebring High was a f inalist (top four) in Swine Production and Feeder Swine categories. Stein was a finalist in Agricultural Communications a nd Taylor Crutchfield of Sebring High was a finalist in Equine Entrepreneurship. Career Development finalists were Taylor Brown, Avon Park High, in H orticulture Demonstration; Garrett Barr, Avon Park Middle, in Horticulture Demonstration; Stein in Horticulture Demonstration and Prepared Public Speaking; and Savana Fisher, Sebring High, in Horticulture Demonstration. Elton Gargano form Sebring High also competed in Extemporaneous Speaking. As winners in the district competition, both Avon Park Middle and Sebring High Parliamentary Procedure teams competed. Leighton Jahna, Alyssa Cloud, Jocelyn Jackson, Paul Devlin, Charles Southerland and Kaitlyn Whitman comprised the Avon Park team. Stein, Teresa Ware, Ashley Palmer, Tara OBerry, Kelby Mahoney and Jessica Belcher were members of Sebring team. Avon Park also had two of its members serve on the Courtesy Corps. The State FFAdegree was awarded to: A von Park High Norma Badilla, Celeste Breylinger, Brittany Gates, Mitchell Guerndt and Kyle Jahna; Lake Placid High Nick Swain; Sebring High Jayme Faircloth, Tara O'Berry and Jennifer Swain. Three members will be receiving their American FFAdegree in October at the National FFAConvention in Indianapolis: Charlie Brown of Avon Park and Carlee Hill and Lauren Welborn ofSebring. Stein was selected by the 16 Chapters in District XI to serve as 2012-13 District President. Angie Patino from Sebring High also ran for the District Secretary position filled by Brandon McKee from Okeechobee. Stein and Gargano were among 10 members recognized in the FFAAlumni Essay Contest, with Stein taking first and winning a scholarship to attend the Washington Leadership Conference. Sebring High excelled in numerous chapter competitions including: SAE Award (submitted 10 or more proficiency applications in six different categories), National Chapter Award (among 30 Chapters recognized), fourth place in the Harvest of Change fundraiser for Florida FFAFoundation and second in Outstanding Alumni Relations. County well represented at state FFA convention in Orlando CHALKTALK Courtesy photo The Sebring Parliamentary Procedure team of Tara O'Berry, Ashley Palmer, Jessica Belcher, Kelby Mahoney, Teresa Ware and Megan Stein. Mehbub named All-American Scholar by USAA SFSC students place in top 10 in national competition Wall Street soursThe reaction of stock investors? Acollective thumbs-down. The market opened sharply lower after the jobs report was issued. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 170 points about 1.3 percent in early-afternoon trading. Other stock indexes also sank. Money flowed instead into U.S. Treasurys, which investors perceive as safer than stocks when the economy is weakening. Never mind that you get almost nothing in return for lending money to the federal government these days. The lost jobsFive million jobs. Thats how many the economy has still failed to recover since the Great Recession officially ended three years ago. The nation lost nearly 8.8 million jobs between January 2008 and February 2010. Since then, its regained more than 3.8 million less than 44 percent. The economy has added just 137,000 jobs a month since employment hit bottom. At that pace, it would take three more years for employment to return to where it was in January 2008.Fed to the rescue?As job growth sputters, attention is turning to whether the Federal Reserve will try to give the economy another jolt. Among economists, the conventional wisdom is that the Fed wont act immediately and wont act at all unless the economy takes a sharper turn for the worse. The Feds options are complicated by the presidential election, just four months away. Some analysts have said the Fed may be reluctant to take action close to the election out of concern it could be seen as affecting the vote. After the Feds last policy meeting, which ended with a decision to extend a bond-buying program, Chairman Ben Bernanke said, If were not seeing a sustained improvement in the labor market, that would require additional action. The Feds next policy meeting begins July 31.Its a mans recoveryMen bore the brunt of the recession: They lost about 70 percent of the jobs. But theyve benefited the most during the weak recovery. Three-quarters of the jobs created in the past 2 1/2 years have gone to men: roughly 2.7 million of the 3.8 million jobs. Dean Baker, an economist at the Center for Economic Policy and Research, says huge job losses in male-dominated professions like manufacturing and construction have forced men to seek work elsewhere. As a result, theyve taken many jobs that otherwise might have gone to women. Continued from page 1C Jobs data proves tricky for Obama
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 8, 2012Page 3C GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 7/8/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 9 9 ical insurance premiums, domestic partners cannot. Heterosexual spouses can receive up to 50 percent of their spouses Social Security benefits if he or she is still alive, can collect their dead spouses benefit if its higher than their own, and receive a $255 lump-sum spousal death benefit. None of these benefits apply to same-sex spouses. Heterosexual married couples can contribute up to $5,000 a year to a spousal IRAfor a nonworking spouse; same-sex couples cannot. If one spouse in a heterosexual marriage enters a nursing home and applies for Medicaid, the other may continue living in their home without impacting Medicaid eligibility. However, if an LGBTcouple owns a home and one applies for Medicaid, the other must buy out the sick partners share in order to remain in their home. Heterosexual married couples can transfer unlimited assets to each other without paying federal estate taxes. Everyone else, including married same-sex couples, must pay taxes on estates that exceed $5.12 million. Despite last years repeal of Dont Ask, Dont Tell, veterans benefits based on marital status remain unavailable to same-sex military spouses including: military hospital visitation rights; survivor benefits; increased compensation to spouses of disabled veterans; Veterans Administration Home Loan eligibility for surviving spouses; and burial together in military cemeteries. The most important takeaway is that you cant take planning for granted, says Kollaja. Its critical to establish your wishes through proper documenta tion. He offers these tips: Inventory all your assets and make sure everything is clearly titled and registered with the county. Make sure your will, trust, durable power of attorney and other legal documents spell out how you want your assets distributed and whom you want to make your medica l and financial decisions; otherwise the courts may designate someone instead. Designate the proper beneficiaries for all insurance policies, retirement plans and investment accounts. Buy adequate health, property and casualty insurance. If youre married or in a registered domestic partnership, you could be held liable for your partners accident. Because many mutual retirement benefits are no t available to GLBTcouples, plan your retirement for two single people. Having your own long-term care insurance is particularly important. Bottom line, make sur e you have a trust or living will, says Kollaja. Otherwise, youll be subject to the states probate laws, which could determine very different outcomes than what you would have wished. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. Continued from page 1C Special to the News-SunSEBRING Sharon VonMinden of Sebring has been appointed volunteer specialist for Highlands and Hardee counties for Cornerstone Hospice, announced Lisa Gray, manager of volunteer services for the multi-county nonprofit which cares for patients facing a life-threatening or life-limiting illness throughout central Florida. Sharon resides right here in Highlands County, she knows the local communities, and will have responsibility over all volunteer recruitment and training efforts for Cornerstone Hospice throughout Highlands and Hardee counties, said Gray, speaking at the nonprofits offices on Sparta Road and U.S. 27 in Sebring. V onMinden comes to Cornerstone Hospice with several years of experience in various roles and capacities in business and healthcare. Sharon has had several very close first-hand experiences with end-of-life emphasized Gray, who pointed out that VonMindens husband of 21 years passed away of cancer of the jaw in 1990 while a resident at a hospice house in Washington state, where they resided at the time. Then her mother-in-law passed away of brain cancer. VonMindens brother passed away also due to brain cancer, and her mother passed away at age 92 only four years ago. V onMinden worked five years at a medical office with seven doctors where she learned about numerous medical issues. After having experienced four deaths in her immediate family, upon relocating to Florida it was a natural for VonMinden to gravitate to hospice. I enjoyed helping at Cornerstone Hospice, initially organizing Christmas sales from donated items, she said. I have always been a peopleperson and when presented with the opportunity to work for Cornerstone Hospice, I was simply thrilled. I enjoy constantly meeting new people as well as enriching the lives of our patients and families. To learn more, call in Highlands county 382-4563 or toll-free 1-800-503-5756 or visit www.cornerstonehospice.org as well as www.SeriousIllness.org/Cor nerstone/. Von Minden named to top volunteer specialist spot at Cornerstone Hospice BUSINESS LGBT couples face financial hurdles Courtesy photo Sharon VonMinden of Sebring has been appointed volunteer specialist for Highlands and Hardee counties for Cornerstone Hospice. Special to the News-Sun SEBRING ERA Advantage Realty recently announced the addition of Laura Higgins to its team of real estate sales professionals serving consumers in the Highlands County area. Higgins acquired her real estate license in 2003 and since attained several designations such as Accredited Buyers Representative, Luxury Home Marketing Specialist plus the Certified Distressed Property Expert. Today it is critical to be knowledgeable in assisting distressed property owners by efficiently marketing and selling their properties. Communication and follow up are absolutely vital in dealing with short sales and foreclosures. Im really excited to join the ERAAdvantage Realty Higgins said. In todays market, growth is the only option, and attracting top talent is a surefire way to achieve that goal, said Greg Karlson, Broker/Owner of ERAAdvantage Realty. We are thrilled to have a professional of Laura Higginss caliber join our firm. You can reach Higgins by calling ERAAdvantage Realtys office at 3861111, her direct line at 214-4425, emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org m, or stop by 743 U.S. 27 South in Sebring. Higgins joins ERA Advantage Realty team IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2010-CA-000986 DIVISION: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT,INC. A LTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-84 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-84, Plaintiff, vs. LEE A.MARTIN,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 22,2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000986 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT,INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-84 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-84,is the Plaintiff and LEE A.MARTIN; REGIONS BANK D/B/A AMSOUTH BANK; 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 24th day of July,2012,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 8,BLOCK 2,ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES,UNIT 9,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 50,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 4242 LOQUAT ROAD,SEBRING,FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on June 22,2012. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates,P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa,Florida 33622-5018 F09108475 COUNTRY-CONV B/C--Team 2 F09108475 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,P.A.,P.O.Box 25018,Tampa,FL 33622-5018,telephone (813) 251-4766,not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.If hearing impaired,(TDD) 1-800-955-8771,or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. July 1,8,2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:11-611 GCS BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff vs. RANDALL P.TIFFT,et al., Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated June 25, 2012,and entered in Case No.11-611 GCS,of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY,as successor in interest to Colonial Bank by asset acquisition from the FDIC as Receiver for Colonial Bank,is Plaintiff and RANDALL P.TIFFT and AMY TIFFT,are Defendants.I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash by public sale,in the Jury Assembly Room located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870 at 11:00 a.m.(Eastern T ime),on the 24th day of July 2012,the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 4,D & D SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14,PAGE(S) 64,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 3rd day of July,2012. ROBERT W.(BOB) GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk July 8,15,2012 IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE #:2012-CA-000318 Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage Plaintiff, -vs.Carlos F.Pena and Lidia Pena,Husband and Wife; Unknown Parties in Possession #1,If living,and all Unknown parties claiming by,through,under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees,Grantees,or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2,If living,and all Unknown parties claiming by, through,under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees,Grantees,or Other Claimants NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO:Carlos F.Pena; WHOSE RESIDENCE IS:871 Heron Avenue,Miami,FL 33166 and Lidia Pena; WHOSE RESIDENCE IS:871 Heron Avenue,Miami,FL 33166 Residence unknown,if living,including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants,if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead,their respective unknown heirs, devisees,grantees,assignees,creditors,lienors, and trustees,and all other persons claiming by, though,under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be in infants,incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property,lying and being and situated in Highlands County,Florid,a more particularly described as follows: LOT 537,SEBRING HILLS,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, P AGE 2,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. more commonly known as 234 Sparrow Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense,if any,upon SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP,Attorneys for Plaintiff,whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd.,Suite 100, Tampa,FL 33614,within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 28th day of June,2012. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Circuit and County Courts By:/s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk 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 Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,telephone (863)534-4690,within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 1-800-955-8771.
C M Y K IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 282009CA000553A000XX SEC.: Civil DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAA HOME EQUITY TRUST 2006-15, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-15, Plaintiff, v. ADRIAN SIMON; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR SOUTHSTAR FUNDING, LLC; AND UNKNOWN PERSON OF IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY N/K/A TAMMY SIMON. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 25, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 282009CA000553A000XX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 24th day of July, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK P, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 31, 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 any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Office of the Court Administrator Phone: (863) 534-4686 TDD: (863) 534-7777 or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid of service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 25TH DA Y OF JUNE, 2012. By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA July 1, 8, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000876 Division Civil BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff, vs. NANCESOWEE SULLIVAN AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on June 26, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE N 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 5; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES, 12' WEST ALONG THE SECTION LINE A DISTANCE OF 180 FEET; THENCE EAST 33 FEET TO A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING EAST A DISTANCE OF 176.45 FEET TO A POINT;THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES, 12' WEST 158.88 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION A DISTANCE OF 176.45 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES, 12' EAST A DISTANCE OF 157.93 FEET TO A POINT OF BEGINNING; LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE NORTH HALF OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 5; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES, 12' WEST ALONG THE SECTION LINE A DISTANCE OF 180 FEET; THENCE EAST 33 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING EAST A DISTANCE OF 150 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES, 12' WEST 79.44 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION A DISTANCE OF 150 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 12' EAST A DISTANCE OF 78.97 FEET OF POINT OF BEGINNING, AND LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: A PORTION OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 5, THENCE RUN SOUTH 01 DEGREES, 12'00'' WEST AND ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 90 DEGREES 00'00'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 183.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 90 DEGREES 00'00'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 26.45 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES, 12'00'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 79.51 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 50'51'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 26.45 FEET; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES, 12'00'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 79.44 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. and commonly known as: 3142 SPARTA RD., SEBRING, FL 33870; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on July 26, 2012 at 11 a.m. Any persons 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 27th day of June, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk July 8, 15, 2012 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of AMERICAN CLOWN MUSEUM & SCHOOL, located at 109 W. Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid, Florida 33852, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Department of State. DATED at Lake Placid, Florida, this 6th day of July, 2012. TOBY THE CLOWN FOUNDATION, INC. By: /s/ Albin Pelski ALBIN PELSKI As Its President July 8, 2012 Insight Auctioneers 5000 State Rd 66, Sebring FL 33875 SURPLUS AUCTION Vehicle, Equip, Misc Including: School Board of Highlands County, School Board of Hendry County, City of Avon Park, City of Sebring, City of Bartow Saturday, July 14th at 9:00am July 1, 8, 13, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09001838GCS SEC.: Civil BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. SARAH E. GAGNON; JOSEPH GAGNON A/K/A JOSEPH R. GAGNON; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO AR NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated June 5, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 09001838GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 24th day of July, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 10376 AND LOT 10377, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 32, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 34, 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 any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Office of the Court Administrator Phone: (863) 534-4686 TDD: (863) 534-7777 or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid of service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 6TH DAY OF JUNE, 2012. By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000704 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. f/k/a COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL PARKER; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #2; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 26, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000704 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. f/k/a COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff and DANIEL PARKER are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., July 25, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 16, IN BLOCK 165, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 13, 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 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 Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 (813)880-8800 July 8, 15, 2012 SUNN LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT INVITATION TO BID #12-07 The Board of Supervisors of the Sunn Lake of Sebring Improvement District will receive sealed bids at the Sunn Lake of Sebring Improvement District Office for: BID #12-07: TANGLEWOOD GRAVITY SEWER AND MANHOLE CLEANING AND VIDEO INSPECTION A Scope of Work, Plans, Specifications and other Bid Documents are available online at http://www.snldistrict.org/bids/ or printed versions at Polston Engineering, Inc., 2925 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33870, 863-385-5564, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. and between the hours of 1:30 P.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid. Bids must be delivered to the Sunn Lake of Sebring Improvement District: Attention Greg Griffin, Public Works Director, 5306 Sunn Lake Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33872, so as to reach the said office no later than 2:00 PM, Thursday, July 26, 2012. Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected. The Sunn Lake of Sebring Improvement District 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. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and ordinances of local, state and federal authorities having jurisdiction, including, but not limited to: all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21,1968 and published in the Federal Register(41 CFR Part 60-1, 33 F.2 7804); all provisions 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 Board of Supervisors 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 Sunn Lake of Sebring Improvement District. The Board of Supervisors reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Greg Griffin, Director of Public Works Sunn Lake of Sebring Improvement District 5306 Sunn Lake Blvd. Sebrin g, Florida 33872 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001461 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOHN P. MASCHENIK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE JEANNE B. KAY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN P. MASCHENIK; JEANNE B. KAY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 25th day of April, 2012, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001461, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and JOHN P. MASCHENIK; JEANNE B. KAY, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) and UNKNOWN SPOUSE JEANNE B. KAY 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 25th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 7, BLOCK 247, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES, SECTION 20, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, AT PAGE 89, 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 (863)534-4686 (voice), (863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000037 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. MARSHALL G. ALBRITTON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 26, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000037 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and MARSHALL G. ALBRITTON; SARA N. ALBRITTON; NANCY B. NUNNALLEE; HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; TENANT #1 N/K/A JUSTIN ALBRITTON, and TENANT #2 N/K/A KRISTINE ALBRITTON 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 26th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 23, 24, AND THE SOUTHEAST 1/2 OF LOT 25, AND THAT PORTION OF LAND LYING BETWEEN THE 40 FOOT BOULEVARD ENCIRCLING LAKE BYRD AND THE LOW WATER LINE OF SAID LAKE BYRD LYING BETWEEN AN EXTENSION OF THE NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE SOUTHEASTERLY 1/2 OF LOT 25 AND THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF LOT 23 TO THE LOW WATERLINE OF SAID LAKE BYRD, ALL IN THE LAKEWOOD VILLA ADDITION SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, PER PLAT IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 5 AND 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 98 LAKE BYRD BOULEVARD, AVON PARK, FL 33825-0000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on June 27, 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 F11038735 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMC-R-Ifarbman-Team 1F11038735 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. July 8, 15, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000023 DIVISION: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2006-HE4, Plaintiff, vs. KRISTINA A. JONES, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 26, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000023 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein U.S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES 2006-HE4 is the Plaintiff and KRISTINA A. JONES; SEBRING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; 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 26th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 32, BLOCK 3, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION G, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4201 MACKEREL DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 338703870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on June 27, 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 F10125558 WELLSLPS-CONV-R-UNASSIGNED-Team 1-F10125558 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001154 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. RUDY REINHARDT A/K/A J. RUDY REINHARDT, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 26, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-001154 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and RUDY REINHARDT A/K/A J. RUDY REINHARDT; SHIRLEY REINHARDT;JENNIFER J. REINHARDT-WALTON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER J. REINHARDT-WALTON; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; TENANT #1 N/K/A ROBERT REINHARDT 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 26th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. 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Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk July 8, 15, 2012 LOTS 3579, 3580 AND THE EAST 30 FEET OF LOT 3581, AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2125 BERKLEY ROAD N., AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on June 27, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. 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C M Y K IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-001223 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAA HOME EQUITY TRUST 2006-6, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-6; Plaintiff, vs. EDWARD M. FADDEN A/K/A EDWARD MICHAEL FADDEN; IF LIVING AND IF DEAD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDWARD M. FADDEN A/K/A EDWARD MICHAEL FADDEN, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD, ET AL.; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY, IF ANY; Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 26, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM of the Courthouse, located at 430 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, at 11:00 AM on July 26, 2012, the following described property: THE WEST 100 FEET OF LOT 2 AND THE NORTH 40 FEET OF THE WEST 100 FEET OF LOT 3, BLOCK 47, TOWN OF AVON PARK, IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 58, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 144 NORTH LAKE AVENUE, AVON PARK, FL 33825. 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: June 27, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. To request such an accommodation, please contact Court Administration at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving a notification of a scheduled court proceeding if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. Complete the Request for Accommodations Form and submit to 800 E. Twiggs Street, Room 604, Tampa, FL 33602 ADA Coordination Help Line (813) 272-7040; Hearing Impaired Line 1-800-955-8771; Voice Impaired Line 1-800-955-8770. Clerk: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy of Court (COURT SEAL) July 8, 15, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12000237GCS DKR MORTGAGE ASSET TRUST I, Plaintiff, vs. GARY W. DUFFEY and MELISSA A. DUFFEY, husband and wife, FIRST UNION BANK OF FLORIDA s/b/m WACHOVIA BANK s/b/m WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., UNKNOWN TENANT I, and UNKNOWN TENANT II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 11, Block 13, LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, SECTION ONE, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 6, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the hour of 11:00 o'clock a.m. on the 26th day of July, 2012, at the Jury Assembly Room in the Basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Ave., in the Jury Assembly Room, Sebring, Florida. ANY LIENHOLDER CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(a), FLORIDA STATUTES. DATED this 28th day of June, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak July 8, 15, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09001404GCS SEC.: Civil DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF VENDEE MORTGAGE TRUST 2002-2, Plaintiff, v. DONALD R. VANDYGRIFF; BETH A. VANDYGRIFF Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Notice to Reset Foreclosure Sale dated June 29, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 09001404GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 26th day of July, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT ONE HUNDRED NINETY (190), OF WEST SEBRING ESTATES, SECTION B, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 43 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. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Office of the Court Administrator Phone: (863) 534-4686 TDD: (863) 534-7777 or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid of service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 2ND DAY OF JULY, 2012. By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA July 8, 15, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: FC-12-4 RITA GUARJADO, Petitioner; and, SANTIAGO GUARJADO Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Santiago Guarjado YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to: Rita Guarjado, Petitioner, 1210 W. Pleasant Street, Avon Park, Florida 33825, on or before August 10, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on Petitioner, or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. DATED: July 2, 2012 ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ As Deputy Clerk July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012DUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 8, 2012Page 5C
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Quiet /Safe No last Mo. (1st Mo. $350 + security) 863-385-1999 AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with Balcony Overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $295 / mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 SEBRING -1 & 2 BR,1BA. Tile floors, fresh paint. Includes water. $395 $600/mo. Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. RELAX ATLake Isis Villas* Luxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsAVON PARK2/1 Villa. Clean. Screened porch. Fenced Back Yard, pets ok. $350 per month plus security. Available Immediately. Call 954-854-1938 6100Villas & CondosFor RentSEBRING 2/1Newly Remodeled. $425/mo. Additional rental, 2/1, new A/C, senior discount, $525. Call for details: 863-381-0357 or 863-446-2838. 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsPALM HARBORVILLAGE Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go New Homes Start at $39,900 800-622-2832 ext 210 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile Homes 4000 Real EstateBEAUTIFULLY NEWLYRemodeled Hair Salon, with 4 Stations & Facial Room in Lake Placid. Great Opportunity for the right person. $756/mo. Please call 863-314-8876 or 863-465-1444 3050BusinessOpportunities 3000 Financial TEACHERS NEEDEDFor Christian Pre-School in Avon Park. F/T. Exp. Preferred. P/T Art & Music Teacher positions also available. 863-443-2344 Leave Message. SUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS Full time clerk needed Must be organized and Have excellent Customer Service skills Fax resumes to: 863-678-2170 SEEKING WELLExp. Medical office help. Exc. billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are a MUST Part-time. Fax resume to: 866-593-0635 or email to: email@example.com SEEKING 2Males to wear Brittish Guard costumes size 34 pants/40 jacket & 36 pants/42 jacket, to stand as silent guards (2hrs.) on 8-18-2012, for Wedding at Sebring Civic Center. $20 per hr. each. Call 863-385-1429 ROYAL CAREOF AVON PARK We currently have FT and PT C.N.A positions available for all shifts. If you want to become part of the Royal Care team call Maria Perez or Alvina Perry at 863-453-6674 of apply in person. EOE/MF/DFWP MEDICAL RECORDSCOORDINATOR Royal Care of Avon Park currently has a FT position for a Medical Records Coordinator. 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 MECHANIC NEEDEDCitrus Company seeking experienced in gas/diesel motors, hydraulics, tires, trailer repair, welding/fabrication. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, mail to Barben Fruit Co. Inc., 21 East Pine St. Avon Park 33825 or call (863) 453-3659 ext. 103 LOOKING FORF/T & P/T Nurses-LPN floor nurses for ALF w/specialty License. Exp. preferred. Inquire within @ 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd. Sebring, Fl. 33872 LOCAL DRIVERWANTED for Parcel Delivery must have at least 1 year of verifiable driving experience (within the last 3 yrs. immediately preceding the date of hire). Must have experience in a 14,000 GWR to 26,000 GWR van or truck. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass background and drug screening, must be able to lift 70lbs., be dependable and 21 yrs. or older. Send resume or go to Heartland Workforce. INDUSTRIAL SANDBLASTING& SPRAY COATINGS APPLICATOR (potable water tanks) Exp. required. 863-699-1892 or 863-441-4680. FT / PT ** FRONT DESK ** ASSOCIATE / AUDITOR. Experience preferred. No Phone Calls. Apply in person at 2165 US 27 S, Lake Placid, FL. 33852 FLORIDA MENTORIS SEEKING RN's to provide medical services for individuals with Developmental Disabilities in our Avon Park facility. (8:00pm 8:00am) (8:00am 8:00pm) 863-452-5141 EXPERIENCED MECHANICto work on farm equipment, diesel and gasoline engines, fabrication and electrical. Computer exp. to shop for parts, input inventory and research parts a must. Florida driver's license required. DFWP. 863-465-2821 or Apply @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, 8am-11am. & 1pm-4pm. Mon. Fri. CHEN DENTALCENTER FOR MODERN DENTISTRY Our general dental practice is growing and seeking outstanding individuals to provide extraordinary service for our patients in the areas of DENTAL ASSISTING, DENTAL HYGIENE, and ADMINISTRATIVE/FRONT OFFICE. Dental/medical experience a plus but not mandatory. Learn more about these opportunities by calling 863-657-4618 where you'll hear a free recorded message from Dr. Chen with more details about the positions and instructions on how to apply. BUSINESS OFFICEMGR. FOR ALF with specialty license, good organizational skills, flexibility, independent, dependable, exp. preferred in admissions, billing, new hire paperwork, also marketing. Apply at Crown Pointe ALF 5005 Sun N Lakes Blvd. Sebring. Expect interview immediately AVON PARKEighteen East Restaurant. 18 E Main St. Business is Booming! Hardworking honest Adults. Accepting applications for All positions Monday & Tuesday from 10-2pm. No phone calls. *ARNP ORPA *Office Manager *Medical Assistant w/Phlebotomy Details @ www.flcancer.com APARTMENT MANAGERPLACID ARMS APARTMENTS Prev. Rural Development property mgmt. exp. preferred. Computer, math, communication and organizational skills a must. Part-time position, includes apartment and utilities. Fax resume to: 407-347-1036 EOE 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentHOME CAREAGENCY SEEKING CNA's/HHA's for Avon Park and surrounding areas. Call 863-292-9060 1400Health CareServices LOST 6/23,Miniature Dachshund, Isabella, Chocolate & Tan has Gator collar on, lost in area of RT. 64 in Avon Park, last seen around Arbuckle & 64. If found, Please Call 863-399-1249 or 863-241-2698. LOST /HIGHLANDS RIDGE 6/22/12 During Storm. 14 yr. old Shih-Tzu White w/ grey & black highlights. Thanks To All. He has returned home!! FOUND -On Citroen Dr. Medium size female dog, circle mark on head, has 2 different colored eyes. 863-873-1567 1200Lost & FoundCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE Please take notice that Ordinance No. 1336 will be presented to the City Council for adoption upon its second and final reading at the City Council Chambers, 368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on the 17th day of July, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE DELETING SECTION 7-39(d) OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF SEBRING; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0105 of the Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Council hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. This notice shall be published on July 8, 2012. /s/ Kathy Haley Kathy Haley, City Clerk City of Sebring,Florida Robert S. Swaine Swaine & Harris, P.A. 425 South Commerce Ave. Sebring, FL 33870 City Attorney July 8, 2012 ***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 28-2012-CA-000259 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. ROBERTO GARCIA, EUNICE G. GARCIA, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: EUNICE G. GARCIA CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 449 MOUNTAINVIEW AVE APT B1 ORANGE, NJ 07050 You are notified that an action to foreclosure a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 368, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. commonly known as 4729 TROUT AVE, SEBRING, FL 33870 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Paul M. Messina, Jr. of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813)229-0900, on or before July 31, 2012, (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: June 22, 2012. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable ROBERT W. GERMAINE 590 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) July 1, 8, 2012 1050Legals 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsThe City of Sebring is accepting applications for vacancies on the following voluntary boards: Sebring Police Officers Trust Funds Board of Trustees To be a member of this Board you must reside within the City limits of Sebring. Sebring Firefighters Pension Board To be a member of this Board you must reside within the City limits of Sebring and be at least 18 years of age. Community Redevelopment Agency To be a member of this Board you must be a resident of the City of Sebring or engaged in business within the City limits which means a business owner or employed full time. Historic Preservation Commission To be a member of this Board you must be a resident of the greater Sebring area (such area being defined as an area being within five miles of the City limits). The application for submission is located on the Citys web site at: www.mysebring.com Click on City Board member applications. Please submit your completed application to City Hall, attn: Kathy Haley, City Clerk, at 368 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring or send by e-mail to: email@example.com City Hall is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Vacancy notice will remain open until filled. July 8, 2012 Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 SFCC-HUMAN RESOURCES 2X3 AD # 00021118AGERO 3X10.5 AD # 00021228AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00021016Page 6CNews-SunSunday, July 8, 2012www.newssun.comAVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00021002 RIDGE AREA ARC 1X3 AD # 00021052NORTHGATE FURNITURE 1X3 AD # 00021021
C M Y K I couldnt decide what to write about. During a slow period of sportswriting, as I anxiously await the consecutive weekends of two-pronged Dixie State Tournaments hosted here, I was debating about a column to write for todays paper. Consider, its Friday night as I type this. The AAAand Ozone tournaments begin tomorrow, prior to the Sunday paper, obviously, but with our press time being Noon-ish, too late in the day to cover any of it in time for that issue. Ive been taken recently with the fact that the longdoormant Pittsburgh Pirates are showing signs of life. Especially so because of one Andrew McCutchen. Highlands County, and the Heartland area, is no stranger to native-born sons making it to the Major Leagues, and becoming successes there. Hal McRae, Thomas Gorden and Gabe White are the first names to come to mind. Not to mention those who got into organizations and worked their way up to various stages of the minor leagues. And with the younger crop coming up, with Dee Gordon new a staple in the Los Angeles Dodger line-up and National League leader in stolen bases, and the likes of Johnathan Knight and Corbin Hoffner just beginning their ascent, familiarity with the phenomenal acheivement is again close at hand. But from just up the road, McCutchen of Fort Meade, is the current catalyst of the Pirate resurgance, as he is among league leaders in a number of offensive categories. I was still toiling away in northern Wisconsin when he was making his way through the high school ranks, and facing former Blue Streaks, Red Devils and Green Dragons. So a bit of it is lost on me, and yet, having ESPNs Jayson Stark having just rated McCutchen as the MVPof the first half of this baseball season, and knowing that he is from just up yonder, strikes a chord. Much as it struck a larger chord today when, upon watching the Womens U.S. Open, it got hit on two fronts. First, its taking place in Kohler, Wisconsin. Just a few years ago, the 2004 PGAChampionship was held there, at Whistling Straits, and I had the opportunity to be in attendance as a reporter and photographer, and was able to click off some photos of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and eventual winner Vijay Singh. While watching this years Open, at the Blackwolf Run course, I saw the camera switch to a particular hole, and recognized two familiar figures. The Jutanugarn sisters from Thailand, Moriya and Aryia, who I just covered, photographed, interviewed By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentClarke is a slick, slippery wide receiver that is a nice combination of speed and quickness and he is very difficult to cover oneon-one in the open field, said ESPN Recruiting commentator Jamie Newberg on Sebrings own Devin Bubba Clarke. He is slightly undersized with a wiry, lean build and he may b ea best fit as a slot receiver and return specialist. He has terrific foot quickness and change-ofd irection skills. He can stick his foot in the ground and cut laterally with littlet o-no wasted motion, which should make him a dangerous route-runner in time. This commentary went on to give an update on Clarkes recruiting status, adding that Clarke may see s ome junior college time before Skip Holtz and the USF Bulls can get their hands on him. And indeed Bubba chose to start the building process at Butler County Community College all the way in El Dorado, Kansas. The Division I schools that were looking at me recommended Butler because it was one of the best schools to prepare me for the next level, Clarke shared. The Butler Bears are well known for their successful seasons and standout players, seeing a 150-17 record over the last 14 seasons, five National Titles in that span, while also sending a number of players to Division I schools such as Florida, Florida State, Oklahom, LSU, Michigan and Oregon, as well as the NFL Clarke has a way of turning heads on the field, as evidenced by the ESPN review as well as his countless accomplishments as a Sebring Blue Streak. Clarke had the opportunity to represent his team as he was selected to play in the FACAAll-Star game as well as the NUC All-World Gridiron Classic. Of course, even given his experience with increased level of play, Clarke had some adjusting to do as he made the transition to college. It was definitely different because college has to be taken more seriously, they dont baby you like they do in high school. I have to keep up on my homework all the time and, being so far away from home, I am completely independent. This is not to say that Mike Pehanich wrote A 12th century quote credits Bernard of Chartres as the first to note that even a dwarf see farther on the shoulders of a giant. Buck Perry has been the giant on whose shoulders many notables in the fishing world have perched. If Perrys theories werent dead on accurate, they were at least like Newtonian physics close enough for subsequent generations of analytic anglers to straighten out the math. While many Spoonplugging devotees adhered strictly and exclusively to Perrys teachings and tools, others used them as stepping stones, incorporating biological studies and rapidly evolving techniques in the mainstream bass fishing world into the framework Perry had offered. Fishing legends like Bill Dance, Roland Martin, Bill Winkleman and Al and Ron Lindner all embraced Perrys teachings of structure fishing and the language used to describe it. Buck Elwood Perry, a soft-spoken southerner who was born on July 10, 1915, in Hickory, N.C., was truly ahead of his time. He earned a degree in physics and mathematics from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory and taught and coached at Hickory High School. At the ripe old age of 13 fishing with his father he announced were fishing in the wrong place. His father threatened to throw him in the lake. His theory was that big fish dwell in deeper water, but occasionally move to shallower depths, following regular routes to forage for food or during their mating season. The idea that deep water was the natural home of all fish established the foundation of all future research and success. He created and patented his famous spoonplug in 1946, which combines two traditional pieces of fishing tackle, the spoon and the plug. He often joked that they looked like a shoehorn thats been tromped on by a horse. Although he named his lure the spoonplug, he never considered the lure itself to SPORTS D SECTION Inside This Section Busch wins at Daytona . . .4D Hamilton Heat hopeful . . .4D Olympic Preview . . .5D News-Sun Sunday, July 8, 2012 Fishin Around Don Norton Buck Perry a fishing legend See PERRY, Page 4D Courtesy photo The colors may be different, but there is no mistaking the running style and breakaway speed of Devin Clarke. Clarke making his mark See BUBBA, Page 3D And Another Thing... Dan Hoehne A flurry of local flavor See TALENT, Page 3D By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressMIAMI Ray Allen lingered on the court for a bit after his Boston Celtics lost Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals to the Miami Heat last month, shaking hands and offering congratulations. Afew minutes later, Allen made a vow about his future. Theres still a lot of basketball left in my legs, he said. The Heat apparently were listening, apparently agree and will soon officially welcome Allen to their club. Allen told the Heat on Friday night that he intends to accept their contract offer and leave Boston after five seasons, even though the Celtics could have paid him about twice as much as the reigning NBAchampions will be able to next season. Miami could only offer Allen the mini mid-level, worth about $3 million a year. Heat owner Micky Arison tweeted the news just after 9:30 p.m. Friday, or about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in Europe, where Arison has been for several days. I was just woken up with great news, Arison wrote. Welcome to the family. Arison ended the twe et by making mention of Allens jersey No. 20, but didnt mention the NBAs leading 3-point shooter by name. No matter Allens agent, James Tanner, confirmed the plan to The Associated Press moments later. Aperson briefed on details of the decision told the APthat Arison got the Heading South: Ray Allen accepts offer from Heat See ALLEN, Page 3D Tourney time is upon us News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Fans took in the early games of the Dixie Ozone State Tournament Saturday morning from the new bleachers at the Max Long Recreational Complex. The dugouts and bleachers have switched locales in the makeover on all four fields, putting the fans much closer to home plate to watch the little tykes in action. Both the Ozone and AAA Tournaments got underway Saturday, with games continuing through Wednesday.
C M Y K 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 held, 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 fourday camp will be offered Monday through Thursday, July 16-19, with campers in grades 6-12 meeting from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Cost for the sand camp is $60 per week or $20 per daily session. Individual, private sessions for indoor and sand are available year-round for $20 per hour. To register, go to www.southflorida.edu/athletics/volleyball, click on volleyball camp and print out the Application Form. Mail the completed form, or bring to the Cashiers Office in Building B. For more information, call Coach Crawford at 835-2377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .Friends in the Fight GolfSEBRING Friends In The Fight is an organization formed to support youth battling cancer in the community. Friends In The Fight will hold a Golf Tournament and Barbecue Saturday, July 14, at the Country Club of Sebring. The tournament starts at 8 a.m. and the format is 2 players per team, with the Front 9 a Scramble and the Back 9 an Alternate Shot. The registration fee is $65 per player and includes greens fees, cart and lunch. Barbecue tickets are available for $10 per person. Meals can be picked up at the Country Club of Sebring or in Lake Placid, with 100-percent of the money raised used to help local families. For additional information call Renee Kohl at 273-1112, Kym Smoak 441-7119 or email email@example.com. Forms are available online at www.fbclp.com click on events. Look for updates on Facebook at Friends in the Fight Highlands County.Habitat 5KSEBRING Home Run for Habitat 5K Run/Walk will take place at Highlands Hammock State Park Saturday, July 14, beginning at 7 a.m. Entry fee is $15 through July 6, and $20 after and through race day. Entry fee includes a race T-shirt. Awards will be given to age groups and overall male and female winners. The entry fee will be waived for those who collect $50 or more in pledges. Funds raised will benefit a Habitat home in Sebring. Top three entries, with the most raised in pledges, will be given a special award on race day. Pledges must be collected and turned in at race check-in on July 14. Download entry form at www.habitathighlands.org or email firstname.lastname@example.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 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $2 per class, though with a summer pool pass, the cost is trimmed to $1. Swimming lessons are also going to be offered throughout the summer. The first session runs from June 11-22, the second from June 25-July 6, the third from July 9-20 and the fourth from July 23-August 3. Cost is $50 for each two-week session. For more information, call and leave a message for Ms. Pat Caton at 471-5500, ext. 229, or email email@example.com.Firemen Memorial GolfSEBRING The 13th Annual Sebring Firemen, 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 on 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, sign ed sports memorabilia from the likes of Tim T ebow, 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 athletes, 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 Run and Turtle Run courses. For more information, call Tomm y Lovett at 385-5100 or 382-2255.Florida Trail Association July OutingsSaturday, July 7 Activity: Chapter Meeting, bike rid e, 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 di sh based on last names beginning with A-H salad, I-Q hot dish, R-Z dessert. Contact: Melissa Bruneau, phone 407460-1388, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for meet-up time and other details. Saturday, July 14 Activity: Annual Awards Dinner Location: Olive Garden Restauran t, 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 an d 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 email@example.com Also, please RSVPto the chapt er online Meet-up page at www.meetup.com/Heartland-FTA/calendar. Saturday, July 28 Activity: Kayaking Location: WeedonIsland Preserve Address: 1800 Weedon Island Dri ve 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 mulle t, stingrays, manatees, and Eastern bottlenosed dolphin. Bring: Kayak, life jacket, brimmed hat, snacks, drinking water, sun and insect protection. Kayak Rentals: Call Sweetwat er 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 York5032.610 Baltimore4538.542512Tampa Bay4440.5247 Boston4241.506812Toronto4242.5009 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago4637.554 Cleveland4340.5183 Detroit4242.500412Kansas City3745.451812Minnesota3647.43410 West Division WLPctGB Texas5034.595 Los Angeles4638.5484 Oakland4242.5008 Seattle3550.4121512___ Thursdays Games Detroit 7, Minnesota 3 Chicago White Sox 2, Texas 1 Cleveland 3, Tampa Bay 1 Kansas City 9, Toronto 6 L.A. Angels 9, Baltimore 7 Fridays Games Detroit 4, Kansas City 2 Tampa Bay 10, Cleveland 3 N.Y. Yankees 10, Boston 8 Minnesota 5, Texas 1 Chicago White Sox 4, Toronto 2 Baltimore 3, L.A. Angels 2 Oakland 4, Seattle 1, 11 innings Saturdays Games N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 1st game, late Kansas City at Detroit, late Toronto at Chicago White Sox, late Tampa Bay at Cleveland, late Minnesota at Texas, late N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 2nd game, late Baltimore at L.A. Angels, late Seattle at Oakland, late Sundays Games Kansas City (Teaford 1-1) at Detroit (Scherzer 7-5), 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 8-5) at Cleveland (McAllister 3-1), 1:05 p.m. Toronto (Cecil 2-1) at Chicago White Sox (Undecided), 2:10 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 7-4) at L.A. Angels (Haren 6-8), 3:35 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 6-5) at Oakland (B.Colon 6-7), 4:05 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 4-5) at Texas (Oswalt 2-1), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 9-3) at Boston (Lester 5-5), 8:05 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Trout, LAA2515587.347 Konerko, CHW2783993.335 Jackson, DET2435280.329 Mauer, MIN2774391.329 Cabrera, DET33651110.327 Beltre, TEX30947100.324 Cano, NYY32056101.316 HOME RUNS Bautista, TOR27 Hamilton, TEX26 Dunn, CHW25 Granderson, NYY23 Ortiz, BOS22 Encarnacion, TOR22 Trumbo, LAA21 RUNS BATTED IN Hamilton, TEX74 Cabrera, DET70 Bautista, TOR64 Dunn, CHW60 Willingham, MIN59 Fielder, DET58 3 tied with 56 STOLENBASES Trout, LAA26 Kipnis, CLE20 Davis, TOR20 Revere, MIN17 Crisp, OAK16 Andrus, TEX16 6 tied with 15 RUNS Kinsler, TEX62 Ortiz, BOS61 Granderson, NYY59 Bautista, TOR57 De Aza, CHW56 Choo, CLE56 Cano, NYY56 WON-LOST Harrison, TEX11-4 Price, TB 11-4 Sale, CHW10-2 Darvish, TEX10-5 Weaver, LAA9-1 Nova, NYY9-3 Sabathia, NYY9-3 ERA Weaver, LAA2.13 Sale, CHW2.19 C. Wilson, LAA2.43 Verlander, DET2.58 Price, TB 2.82 Peavy, CHW2.85 STRIKEOUTS Verlander, DET128 Hernandez, SEA122 Darvish, TEX117 Scherzer, DET114 Peavy, CHW108 Sabathia, NYY105 Price, TB 105 Shields, TB 104 SAVES J. Johnson, BAL26 C. Perez, CLE24 Rodney, TB 24 Broxton, KC21 Soriano, NYY20 Aceves, BOS19 Nathan, TEX18 Valverde, DET16NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Washington4833.593 New York4539.536412Atlanta 4439.5305 Miami4142.4948 Philadelphia3748.43513 Central Division WLPctGB Pittsburgh4637.554 Cincinnati4538.5421 St. Louis4440.524212Milwaukee3944.4707 Chicago3251.38614 Houston3252.3811412West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles4738.553 San Francisco4638.54812Arizona 4043.4826 San Diego3451.40013 Colorado3251.38614 ___ Thursdays Games Miami 4, Milwaukee 0 Pittsburgh 2, Houston 0 Washington 6, San Francisco 5 Atlanta 7, Chicago Cubs 3 N.Y. Mets 6, Philadelphia 5 St. Louis 6, Colorado 2 L.A. Dodgers 4, Arizona 1 San Diego 2, Cincinnati 1 Fridays Games Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 0 Colorado 5, Washington 1 San Francisco 6, Pittsburgh 5 Chicago Cubs 8, N.Y. Mets 7 Milwaukee 7, Houston 1 Miami 3, St. Louis 2 Arizona 5, L.A. Dodgers 3 Cincinnati 6, San Diego 0 Saturdays Games Colorado at Washington, late Milwaukee at Houston, late San Francisco at Pittsburgh, late Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Mets, late Miami at St. Louis, late Atlanta at Philadelphia, late Cincinnati at San Diego, late L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, late Sundays Games Chicago Cubs (Volstad 0-7) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 7-3), 1:10 p.m. Atlanta (Jurrjens 2-2) at Philadelphia (Worley 4-5), 1:35 p.m. Colorado (Guthrie 3-8) at Washington (Zimmermann 5-6), 1:35 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 3-9) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 9-2), 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 0-3) at Houston (Lyles 2-5), 2:05 p.m. Miami (A.Sanchez 4-6) at St. Louis (J.Kelly 1-1), 2:15 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 9-5) at San Diego (Ohlendorf 2-0), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 9-3) at Arizona (Bauer 0-1), 4:10 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA McCutchen, PIT30054108.360 Cabrera, S-F33055118.358 Wright, NYM29556104.353 Ruiz, PHL2494087.349 Votto, CIN2815098.349 Gonzalez, COL30761104.339 Prado, ATL31548101.321 HOME RUNS Braun, MIL24 Beltran, STL20 Stanton, MIA 19 Gonzalez, COL17 Bruce, CIN17 Alvarez, PIT16 Pence, PHL16 McCutchen, PIT16 Hart, MIL16 RUNS BATTED IN Beltran, STL65 Braun, MIL60 Kubel, ARI59 Wright, NYM59 Gonzalez, COL58 Holliday, STL56 McCutchen, PIT56 STOLENBASES Gordon, LAD30 Campana, CHC25 Bourn, ATL23 Reyes, MIA20 Pierre, PHL20 Bonifacio, MIA20 Victorino, PHL19 2 tied with19 RUNS Gonzalez, COL61 Bourn, ATL 58 Wright, NYM56 Holliday, STL56 Pence, PHL 56 Cabrera, SF 55 Furcal, STL 54 McCutchen, PIT54 WON-LOST Dickey, NYM12-1 G. Gonzalez, WAS11-3 Lynn, STL 11-4 Hamels, PHL10-4 Bumgarner, SF10-5 Greinke, MIL9-2 Burnett, PIT9-2 2 tied with 9-3 ERA Vogelsong, SF2.26 Cueto, CIN 2.35 Dickey, NYM2.40 McDonald, PIT2.45 Cain, SF 2.62 Capuano, LAD2.62 Zimmermann, WAS2.70 STRIKEOUTS Strasburg, WAS128 Dickey, NYM123 Kershaw, LAD119 Cain, SF 118 Hamels, PHL118 G. Gonzalez, WAS112 SAVES Kimbrel, ATL23 Hanrahan, PIT22 Casilla, SF 21 Bell, MIA 19 Motte, STL 19 Francisco, NYM18 Papelbon, PHL18BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESOptioned RHP Jake Arrieta to Norfolk (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOXClaimed LHP Daniel Moskos off waivers from Pittsburgh and optioned him to Charlotte (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANSActivated OF Shelley Duncan from the paternity list. Optioned INF Jason Donald to Columbus (IL). National League PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESActivated 1B Ryan Howard from the 15-day DL. Optioned 3B Hector Luna to Lehigh Valley (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALSPlaced C Yadier Molina on the bereavement list. Recalled C Bryan Anderson from Memphis (PCL).BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association BROOKLYN NETSSigned G Tyshawn Taylor. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORSSigned F Festus Ezeli.HOCKEYNational Hockey League MINNESOTA WILDSigned D Brian Connelly to a two-year contract. MONTREAL CANADIENSSigned D Kyle Hagel to one-year AHL contract. ST. LOUIS BLUESSigned F Andrew Murray to a one-year contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGSigned G Anders Lindback to a two-year contract and D Matt Taormina to a one-year contract. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Atlanta at Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 2 2 p p . m m . Toronto at Chicago White Sox . . . . . . . . . W W G G N N 8 8 p p . m m . N.Y. Yankees at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 8, 2012Page 3D COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; july ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 4 4 3 3 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; accepting new patients; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 5 5 1 1 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 Clarke lost his focus; he shared that his work towards his major in Criminal Justice is going well. Then, of course, there is the ever-challenging transition to collegiate-level football. In high school everything was slow and Ive had to adapt to a faster paced offense on the field. The coaching staff was slightly different than what he was accustomed to back home too, as coaches raised their voices more often. One final change that can be the toughest for Florida athletes is the experience of true winters up north that require more than just a light jacket. The weather is horrible, he jokes. I hate the cold and I am not used to playing in it; it makes catching the balls a lot more difficult. Never too difficult for Clarke though, whose favorite memory of the year was a catch that resulted in a 67-yard touchdown. For the season, with another strong Butler team going 11-1, Clarke saw time in 10 games. He had 18 receptions totaling 271 yards and the aforementioned touchdown. Though, as any Sebring fan well knows, Clarke is a diverse weapon as he also rushed twice for 34 yards and a touchdown, and had a total of 15 kick and punt returns for 203 yards. Clarke knows the importance of hard work, seeing as how his work ethic resulted in so many successful Streak and, now, Bear seasons. With hard work comes steady improvement, more specifically for Clarke improvement in route running, speed, and learning the defenses. Im still looking to improve my attitude on the field, he said. Ive been trying to improve it every season. Back home now when he could be enjoying a break, instead of hitting the beaches every day, Clarke continues to push himself further, as he puts it, summer is the best time to improve. Before wrapping things up, Clarke added a few words of advice for athletes wanting to pursue the same dreams. Keep God first, and stay in school because you cant do the things you want to do in life without it. Surely, Sebring has not heard the last of Bubba Clarke; with continued perseverance and dedication, successes for him will continue both on and off the field. Continued from 1D Bubba bares cold, blossoms at Butler and shared some broken English small talk with at this most recent Harder Hall Invitational. Also in the Open field were former Harder participants Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel, Paula Creamer and Natalie Gulbis from years past. But also some that Ive had the good fortune to cover in recent years, such as Stacy Lewis, Alison Walshe, Cydney Clanton, Cheyenne Woods and teen sensation Lexi Thompson, who had her share of coverage on the day. I guess it was just a little flurry of local flavor. Both of those hailing from this neck of the woods who are moving into bigger realms, as well as those young talents that pay us a visit on their road to greater acheivements. Dan Hoehne is the Sports Editor of the News-Sun. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Continued from 1D Talent seen plenty around these parts word from team president Pat Riley, who made Allen the teams top free-agent priority especially in recent days. Allen, who will be 37 this month, arrived in Miami on Thursday for a visit, went to dinner with Riley, coach Erik Spoelstra, team executive Alonzo Mourning and others Thursday night, then left Friday to presumably decide his future. Hours later, the choice w as known. Allen, who made a careerbest 45 percent of his 3point attempts this past season, cannot officially sign until Wednesday because of the leagues moratorium. HeatNation continues to grow, Heat guard Dwyane Wade wrote on Twitter late Friday night. And Heat forward LeBron James, the leagues reigning MVPand Finals MVP, added please welcome our newest teammate Ray Allen with the hashtag of Wow. Its the latest free-agency coup for Riley. During the blockbuster summer of 2010, the Heat convinced James, Wade and Chris Bosh all to take less money than they could have gotten elsewhere in that offs eason, so there would be enough room left to add players like Udonis Haslem and Mike Miller (who both a lso took smaller contracts) and Mario Chalmers. Then last summer, Shane B attier accepted a deal that will pay him $3 million annually. The approach clearly worked. Next fall, the Heat will raise a championship banner, and Allen will be with them for the title defense. Wade and James both were involved on some level in the recruitment of Allen. James took to Twitter and Facebook in recent days to let his millions of followers know how much he wanted to see Allen in a Heat uniform, and Wade tweeted on Wednesday that the next day the one where Allen was visiting would be a big one for the franchise. In the end, it appeared that the biggest push again came from Riley, who said before free agency started that Miami had identified five or six clear targets to add to the roster. He never specifically said Allen, and given how James was letting the secret out on Twitter anyway, Riley didnt have to say anything else. New Orleans Hornets guard Jarrett Jack asked his followers in a tweet about an hour after the Allen story broke if he was wrong for thinking ray allen is a traitor for signing with Miami. Even NFLstars were reacting Friday night. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick used the following hashtags on Twitter to describe his reaction to Allens decision: loaded, finalpiece and notfair. There are probably more than a few people in Boston who would agree. Miami is still hoping to add at least one more piece through free agency, and is expected to meet this weekend with Marcus Camby (who would most likely have to be acquired through a sign-and-trade if he was to wind up with the Heat) and Rashard Lewis. Earlier this week, the Celtics reportedly agreed on a $15 million, three-year deal with shooting guard Jason Terry. But Boston also wanted to keep Allen, with general manager Danny Ainge quoted in recent days saying we really want Ray to come back. Time will tell. Allen has made an NBArecord 2,718 3-pointers. He was mentioned in some trade possibilities this past season a deal was nearly struck with Memphis and Allen eventually lost his starting job to Avery Bradley. Allen needed surgery earlier this offseason to remove bone spurs from his right ankle, though he said when the Celtics were ousted from the playoffs by the Heat for the second straight year that his playing days were not over. Its hard to say what can happen, what may happen, Allen said after Game 7 of the East finals this year. He said those words in Miami. Not even a month later, Allen who helped the Celtics win the 2008 NBA title decided to join the Heat. Follow Tim Reynolds on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ByTim Reynolds Continued from 1D Allen added for Heat title defense MCTphoto Ray Allen will still be guarding Dwyane Wade next year, although just in practice, as Allen has agreed to Miamis offer and will sign with the team next week. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE The makeover at Max Long has moved the dugouts where the bleachers used to be, keeping the players and coaches a bit safer, while also moving the fans closer to the action. The dugouts are now open-air as well, with chain-link fencing replacing the concrete walls. The changes were made leading up to these consecutive weekends of hosting Dixie Baseball State Tournaments the AAA and Ozone this weekend and the Boys 13 and Boys 14 tournaments next weekend. A new look at Max Long
C M Y K By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressMIAMI Justin Hamilton says hes been doubted throughout his basketball career. So the way he sees it, heading to summer league with the Miami Heat is just another way to prove some people wrong. The 7-foot center will be in camp with the Heat starting this weekend, as the team puts together a roster to compete later this month at the NBAsummer league in Las Vegas. Hamilton was selected with the 45th pick in this years draft. By nature, that would make Hamilton a very long shot to join the Heat for their championship defense next season. The former LSU center says hes eager for the chance anyway. Its great to be chosen by the world champions, said Hamilton, who was the 45th pick in this years NBAdraft. Its a great organization and when I went down there and worked out for them, I really enjoyed it. And so Im just really excited and happy to be a part of it. Its going to be a lot of fun. Miamis summer roster will play five games from July 15 through July 21. At least three players from the roster that won the NBA title Dexter Pittman, Norris Cole and Terrel Harris are expected to be on the team that plays for the Heat in Las Vegas as well. be the most important part of spoonplugging. His concern was the essence of fishing: the migration of fish, underwater topography, weather, water conditions and much more; structure fishing, is what he called it. On July 24, 1954, in front of dozens of witnesses, he cast a silver spoonplug thirty times and caught and landed thirty bass. I believe I could have caught 100, he told reporters. Abumping lure is often the only presentation that will produce fish, Perry said in an interview with boats.com in 1997. A free swimming lure can pass within inches of a school and the fish will not strike. Initially, his business lagged, despite stunts like dousing a spoonplug in gasoline, considered repugnant to fish, then promptly catching one after another on the same lure. In 1957, he visited a supposedly fishedout lake with two Chicago sportswriters. They marveled in print over his success, and the Spoonplugs soon took off. Spoonplugs havent changed much over the years, still being produced in 7 sizes and 35 colors. I never had a chance to meet Buck, but I did speak to him once on the phone. I was calling to place an order and he just happened to pick up the phone. I identified myself and mentioned that I was working with one of his young protgs and that we were selling a lot of Spoonplugs. I went on to further explain that many of my customers wanted different colors and Buck just laughed and said we make spoonplugs in 35 different colors, but the fish could care less. They dont hit a lure because its one color or another. They react to its movement. Then why, I asked, do you make 35 different colors? His reply was simple and straightforward, for the fishermen. Differing weights and sizes allow the Spoonplug to sink and run at different depths. To go even deeper, wire is often used in place of monofilament line. Buck Perry learned and taught the basics of fishing long before some of us were even born but his theories, terminology and lessons are still being used today, all around the world. Buck died at the age of 90 on August 12, 2005 at his home in Taylorsville, NC, but his legacy lives on. To learn more about spoonplugging, go to buckperry.com. There is also club news at spoonplugger.net Don Norton is a professional tournament bass fisherman, bass fishing guide, and custom rod builder. 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 email@example.com. His website address is theamericanfisherman.com. Page 4DNews-SunSunday, July 8, 2012www.newssun.com 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 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; july ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 8 8 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 7/8/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 3 1 1 Continued from 1D Courtesy photo Fishing legend Buck Perry hauling in another big one. Perry gone, but not forgotten By MARK LONG Associated PressDAYTONABEACH Kurt Busch didnt want to talk about his future. All he wanted to do was celebrate his victory with underfunded Phoenix Racing. Busch won a wild Nationwide race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night, holding off several challengers over the final hundred yards in a batt ered race car. I dont care about me right now, Busch said. Tonight is about Phoenix Racing. Buschs victory was his second in the Nationwide Series this season and first with Phoenix Racing. He won for his brothers team, Kyle Busch Motorsports, at Richmond. The latest one was more improbable, given that Buschs No. 1 Chevrolet was spewing steam over the final 10 laps and had what seemed like a roll of tape holding it together. Its just a matter of putting yourself in position to win, Busch said. Tonight, w e overcame our damage. We could have folded, but these guys jumped into action and didnt give up. The race set a Nationwide Series record with 42 lead c hanges and 16 different leaders, besting the previous m ark set at Daytona in February. The two-car tandem racing and recently paved track made for exciting passes and lots of action. Plenty of wrecks, too. Less than half the field remained on the lead lap for a green-white-checkered finish. Busch started the two-lap sprint pushing Austin Dillon, but made a move to the front with a lap left thanks to help from Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who was 11th on the final restart. Busch and Stenhouse held off Michael Annett and Dillon as they neared the finish line. Theres heart and passion out there that these big teams dont got, Buschs crew chief, Nick Harrison, said. The win seemingly meant a lot to Busch, the 2004 NASCAR champion who was suspended for a weekend earlier this season by NASCAR for verbally abusing a media member. Im a racer, said Busch, who lost his ride with Penske Racing last season after several public blowups. I dont know much about anything else. You get caught up in marketing or PR and everything else that goes along with it, but youve got to do all the steps in this day and age. I keep saying I grew up 30 years too late, and I still havent grown up, even though Im 33. But back in the 80s, thats what this team reminds me of. Its family. And you go hard, or you go home. Stenhouse was second, followed by Annett, Dillon and Joey Logano. Loganos car failed a post-race inspection, and the team could be penalized next week. Dillons car spun across the track as he crossed the finish line and made contact with at least two others before coming to a stop. Its not fun coming to the checkered spinning out, but we did it in the best fashion you can, Dillon said. Theres no better feeling than coming to Daytona and coming to the checkered and having the run on the two leaders there. Ricky blocked high, and I tried to cross him up, got hooked a little bit. I probably should have just wedged it in there and crashed everybody. But I got hooked back left. It was a fun race. It was an awesome feeling. I was smiling the whole last lap. Dillon might not be smiling next week. His car failed post-qualifying inspection earlier Friday. It was the second failed inspection for the team in two weeks and could lead to another penalty. He was docked six points after officials deemed his car was too low following a victory at Kentucky last Friday. I am not concerned, said Dillon, whose grandfather is NASCAR team owner Richard Childress. It was just a bummer because we made another mistake. Its two in a row and its not fun and I know grandfather was upset with the guys. Danica Patrick had reason to be upset, too. She was involved in one of the earlier wrecks her car slammed head first into an inside retaining wall with 16 laps remaining and finished 31st. Yeah, bummer, she said. It kind of felt like the IndyCar days when you are close a couple of times. Its just frustrating when thats the case. What are you going to do? There was an accident happening in front of me, and the best thing that you can do is try and get around it. I havent seen a replay, but I know there was an accident in front of me. Busch did everything right down the stretch and got to celebrate another victory. It just worked out beautifully, he said. The seas parted. I juked and jived and found the right holes. I went high. I went low. Im glad I didnt have to move people out of the way at the end cause Stenhouse was pushing hard. He knew he had to get us in position to go for the win. He stayed with us the right amount and then we could settle it on who could win it. Kurt Busch wins wild Nationwide race at Daytona MCTphoto A 14-car pile-up occurs on Turn 2 during NASCARs Nationwide series Subway Jalapeno 250at Daytona International Speedway Friday. Hamilton ready for Heat summer league shot
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 8, 2012Page 5D BYGILLEBRETONMcClatchy NewspapersGymnastics, as most Americans know it, leaped into our living rooms in the summer of 1976. ARomanian princess, barely tall enough to see over the balance beam, showed us what Olympic perfection can be. Nadia Comaneci was 14 years old. At those same Montreal Games, Nancy Lieberman was a member of the U.S. womens basketball team. Lieberman had just turned 18. Shirley Babashoff, expected to lead Americas female swimmers to the medals stand, was the teams veteran at the wise old age of 19. Teenagers can still readily be found on the U.S. rosters at the London Olympic Games. But in almost every sport, womens gymnastics included, the old Olympic motto of Citius, Altius, Fortius Swifter, Higher, Stronger is being amended to include Antiquus. Older. The average age of a U.S. competitor at the 1976 Montreal Olympics was 24. Thirty-two years later in Beijing, that average had risen to 26.8. The list included 21 athletes who were 40 years old or more. Three of them were competing in their fifth Olympic Games. Twelve were in their fourth Olympics. Twelve U.S. Olympians in 2008 were mothers. One, sailor John Dane III, was a grandfather. This years U.S. roster includes Keli Smith Puzo, a 33-year-old striker on the field hockey team and mother of two. You can play pickup soccer when youre 40, but you cant play at this level forever, Smith Puzo told The Baltimore Sun. So just knowing that its going to end at some point brings you back to the reality that you might as well enjoy it while you still can. Once upon a time, the Olympic calendar hovered over amateur athletes like a birth curse. The Olympics came only once every four years, and an athlete was either at prime Olympic age, or he or she wasnt. The shackles of Olympic amateurism and idealism had much to do with that. Every four years someone recounts the saga of Jim Thorpe, who was stripped of his 1912 Olympic decathlon and pentathlon gold medals because he had played semi-professional baseball. Amateurism was an underlying theme in the Academy Award-winning movie Chariots of Fire, whose co-protagonist, Harold Abrahams, employed a professional coach. But in the 1980s, behind the push of Juan Antonio Samaranch, the International Olympic Committee began to relax its rules on athletes being paid. By 1991, the Olympic Charter had rewritten Rule 26, defining strict amateurism, and left it up to individual sportsfederations to determine who can compete in the Games. In 2000, the U.S. Olympic Committee began paying qualifying athletes for their living and training expenses. World-class competitors can be eligible for group medical insurance. Olympic medal winners can receive performance bonuses. Olympians can now be paid for public speaking appearances and for endorsing products. Swimmer Michael Phelps, who will try this summer to add to his 14 Olympic gold medals, has lucrative sponsorship deals with, among others, Hilton, Subway and Omega. High hurdler Lolo Jones, 29, has endorsement contracts with Asics, Oakley, British Petroleum and Red Bull, though she has yet to win an Olympic medal. Jones was a solid favorite to win the gold medal in Beijing, but she crashed into the next-to-last hurdle in the 110-meter final and finished without a medal. Yet Jones, like dozens of others, was able to extend her Olympic career, where generations of Olympians before her could not. Citius. Altius. Fortius. Antiquus. Olympians are not only older these days, but theyre also more familiar. The sponsorship deals have made familiar faces of the likes of soccers Hope Solo and Abby Wambach and beach volleyballers Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh. Familiar faces have meant more media interest which, in turn, has led to increased television rights fees for the IOC. Samaranchs dream of monetizing the Olympics has more than come true. The list of U.S. Olympic retreads in London figures to be a long one, beginning with 25-yearold Phelps in swimming and continuing through flyweight Raushee Warren, also 25, who will be boxing in his third Olympic Games. May-Treanor and Walsh, 34 and 33, respectively, will be back to try for their third consecutive gold medal in beach volleyball. The list of veteran U.S. Olympians, meanwhile, will also include long distance runner Bernard Lagat, 37; the taekwondo family of Steven and Diana Lopez, 33 and 28, respectively; diver Troy Dumais, 32; shootings Kim Rhode, 32, and triathlete Hunter Kemper, who is 36. Swimmer Brendan Hansen, 30, makes a return after winning gold medals in both 2004 and 2008. Cyclings Sarah Hammer, embroiled in controversy for her surgical mask incident in Beijing, will be an Olympic veteran at 28 in London. And volleyballer Logan Tom will be a three-time Olympian at age 31. Gone are the days, it seems, when the Olympic calendar smiled upon athletes just once. Swifter. Higher. Stronger. Older. If you see familiar faces on TV this summer from London, its not a coincidence.JEFF SINER/CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/MCTSwimmer Michael Phelps competes in the mens 200 meter butterfly event at the Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix in May. Phelps has won 16 medals in two consecutive Summer Games, including a record eight gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Games.LONDON GAMES Familiar faces return to the U.S. Olympic team as relaxed amateurism rules, sponsorship deals extend athletescompetitive windows Swifter, higher, stronger, olderRICARDO DEARATANHA/LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCTShooter Kim Rhode, 32, has medaled in four consecutive Summer Games, winning two golds, a silver and a bronze. Distance runner Bernard Lagat, 37, looks to win his first Olympic gold medal at the London Games.JEFF SINER/ CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/ MCT JEFF SINER/CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/MCTKerri Walsh, left, and Misty May-Treanor, right, celebrate after winning the womens beach volleyball gold medal match at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games. It was the pairs second Olympic gold medal in the event.MICHAELGOULDING/ORANGE COUNTYREGISTER/MCTLolo Jones reacts after stumbling on a hurdle in the 100meter hurdle finals at the 2008 Summer Games. Jones, now 29, will compete in the event this year.
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