The news-sun
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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 12-02-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
semiweekly[ former 1988-1996]
three times a week
Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lake Placid (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Highlands County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
Coordinates: 27.495556 x -81.444444 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING There will be three Rockn HeartlandY outh Triathlons for young people in 2013 thanks to J ulies Funds for Kids and the support of the Thakkar Family Foundation, which ist he title sponsor. Lake Placid, Avon Park a nd Sebring will each host a race, which have no affiliation with the Heartland Triathlon. They are sanctioned by USATriathlon. Julies Funds for Kids was created by Jeff Carlson to honor his wife Julie Carlson,w ho died in a tragic boating accident in 2010. I think what weve done with this, Carlson said, is provide opportunities fork ids to help them develop a healthy lifestyle. T he focus, he added is about health and fitness. Originally Julies funds underwrote the expenses of Y MCAprograms and camps for children who otherwise would not be able to attend. Now Carlson, and those working with him, intend to broaden those opportunities, including extra funding for local youth sporting teams. A continuation and expansion of the Rockn Heartland Y outh Triathlon Series that debuted in 2012, the 2013 races are the centerpiece oft he foundations effort to help children live healthier l ives. Two races were organized in the debut series, one in May, the other in August. The response to both was overwhelming. N inety-seven children turned out for the first race inM ay, 107 for the second in August. Roughly half the participants were local, the o ther half arrived from other parts Florida, out of state, even one from overseas. T he first of the Rockn Heartland Youth Triathlon 2013 Series will be in April Sunday, December 2, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 148 | 75 cents HighLow 80 59Complete Forecast P AGE 12A Partly sunny and c omfortable F orecast Question: Did you buy a ticket for the $550 million Powerball drawing? Next question: Should the US replace the $1 bill with a $1 coin? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 46% No 54% 099099401007 Total votes: 87 Arts & Entertainment5B Books10B Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscope11B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B Sports On TV2B Index HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 2 2 0 0 PAGE1 2BNEWS-SUNH ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 www.newssun .com New buffet openC hef hopes to bring taste o f the Caribbean to Sebring PAGE3 ABlast from the pastA von Park Depot Museum w elcomes Tin-Can Tourists PAGE2 A I nside2 for 2Dragon girls, boys both beat M ulberry SPORTS, 1B By BILLKACZOR Associated PressT ALLAHASSEE The U .S. Environmental Protection Agency will adopt a combination of state and federal water pollution rules for Florida after a lengthy court fight with environmen-t al groups that favored the federal version, agency officials said late Friday. EPAAdministrator Lisa Jackson initially filed a brief notice in federal court in Tallahassee saying she had taken all actions required by a consent decree that the agency had entered with the environmental groups. They had accused the agency of failing to follow its own regulations by not requiring Florida to adopt more stringent standards for such nutrients as nitrogen and phosphorus. But on Friday evening, the agency issued a news release saying it had also approved the state rules for some waterways. Earthjustice lawyer David Guest, who represents the environmental groups, said he was pleased because the federal rule will apply to about 82,000 of 100,000 miles of waterways EPA adopts water pollution rules News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Azure College Instructor Mary Ann Fry (right ing student Beverley Freckleton (left out Medi-Man at the schools learning classroom. Medi-Man is the newest addition to the medical college and provides students with life-like scenarios for learning important skills they will need in the medical field. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Azure College is taking a step into the future with a one-of-a-kind tool that will help students learn in the most handson manner possible. Medi-Man, a full-body mannequin, was acquired by the college the day before Thanksgiving. Medi-Man is a life-sized tool that is able to mimic all the qualities of a living and breathing human being. The tool is the first of its kind in the Heartland, according to Azure College President, Executive Assistant and Financial Director Debra Snyder. This is the only Medi-Man anywhere around here. It is a learning tool for the students and helps in the classrooms, Snyder said. The $60,000 tool was shipped from Miami and has been in full use since it arrived at the college High-tech Medi-Man helps teach nursing students See AZURE, page 8A See TOUGH, page 5A Rock n Heartland to add third youth tri S ee YOUTH, page 8A N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Lang BBQ Smokers Team member Brad Kay of South Carolina prepares ribs to be judged Saturday morning in Sebring. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Awhole lot of pigging out was happening Saturday during the annual Central Florida Barbecue Festival at Firemens Field. Also known to locals as Pig Fest, the annual festival brought barbecue teams from all over the state, as well as the southeast, to spend 12 hours prepping and cooking for the Florida Barbecue Association judging. Several barbecue teams and contestants were busy getting their meats ready for judging just around noon on Saturday. Brad Kay, owner/cook at Lang BBQ Smokers traveled from McCormick, S.C., to have a shot at impressing the judges and taking home the first place prize. Ive been doing this for seven years. This is my first time here in Sebring for this festival, said Kay. The cook was delicately slicing up rib pieces to prepare for the noon judging and was careful not to make any mistakes. Across the way, several festival attendees filled the Peoples Choice Barbecue from near, far takes over Firemens Field News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Vendors only accept BBQ Bucks during the Central Florida Babecue Festival in Sebring. See BBQ, page 6A


C M Y K Special to the News-SunAVON PARK It could h ave been a classified ad from the 1920s: Wanted: a dventurous northerners; men, women and children to visit a wonderland of suns hine and sandy beaches, tropical plants and wild animals. All this is yours as you drive your first automobile to Florida. Leave theh orse and buggy behind. Prompting such an ad would have been Henry Fords Model T, followed by the building of roads and thei nvention of trailers modified for sleeping. All this r esulted in Florida opening its doors as a major touristd estination for the middleclass. They would carry on board their shelter and food, extra gas and all other necessities. W ith Model s costing only $300, the average American could now see those sights and escape the cold. Florida was no longer a destination for just thew ealthy who came via the train and stayed in big h otels. This explosion of newcomers to Florida had an o fficial name: the Tin Can Tourists (TCT travel club. This topic will be explored at 2 p.m., Sunday,D ec. 9, at the Avon Park Depot Museum, with Forrest and Jeri Bone of Bradenton presenting the program. After the TCThad beena ctive for 50 years, the couple brought new life to the o rganization in 1998 by changing it to an all-makea nd model vintage trailer and motor coach club. The Bones will also talk about such topics as life on the road and at the annual gatherings in city parks and campgrounds and how the original Tin Can Tourists handled eating, sleeping, running out of gas, flat tires. The event, sponsored by t he Historical Society of Avon Park, is also a r eminder of 1938 and 1939, when the TCTgathered in Avon Park. A dmission is free and light refreshments will be served. Aphoto-op, thanks to the presence of Model Ts, will also be available. Form ore information, call Elaine Levey, museum director, at 453-3525 or 3858618. 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PB: Power Ball Lottery Center CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Aktion Club wrapping giftsSEBRING The Aktion C lub of Highlands County will be wrapping gifts during the holiday season at Lakeshore Mall. The club will be wrapp ing presents from 4-8 p.m., Dec. 3-16, at the former Highlands County Sheriff's office in the Food Court near the bathrooms.P ackages, whether pruchased in the mall or somewhere else, can be wrapped for a donation. There will be a variety ofh oliday paper, bows, boxes, gift bags and tags available. A ll proceeds will benefit the Aktion Club which will be using the funds to helpb uy Christmas gifts, food and clothing for local n eedy children who receive services from Gulf Central Early Steps program inH ighlands County. These are children ages 1-3 who h ave disabilities and the club includes their siblings. There will be a tree at the store featuring ornaments with items listed ont hem that these children need this season. Shoppers c an pick an item, buy it and bring it back to the club for them to wrap forf ree. Last year the Aktion C lub adopted 22 children in Highlands County during the holiday season. T his year, the number has increased. Aktion Club is a civic group, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Sebring,c onsisting of adults with disabilities. For more details or to make a donation, call Aktion Club Advisor Cindy Marshall at 452-1295, ext. 124.Aviation Expo seeks v olunteersSEBRING P reparations for the ninth annual U.S. Sport Aviatio n Expo are swinging into high gear for the Jan. 17-2 0 e vent, and the Expo management team is looking for volunteers to assistt hem before and during th e event, held annually at the Sebring Regional Airport. e welcomed 16,000 p eople from throughout th e world to our four-day event t his past January, said E xpo Director Jana Filip, and theres a myriad of j obs that we need help w ith. Were hoping to recruit about 300 volunteers, and were hoping m any of our previous volu nteers will return. Filip, along with Expo Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator Lauren Moor e will meet with anyone i nterested in volunteering a t 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Sebring Civic Center,3 19 West Center St., Sebring. Local volunteers are a key component of the Expos success, said Moore, and we look forw ard to talking with anyone who thinks they migh t be interested. We have a wide variety of volunteer o pportunities, from welcoming visitors at the mai n gate to assisting with the event setup/teardown to shuttling visitors around o n golf carts. Volunteering at the Expo is a great way to C ourtesy photo Dave Coller, standing, of Avon Park, shows off his 1923 Model T Ford, to Avon Park D epot Museum director Elaine Levey and museum volunteer Peggy Caraberis during this years Springtime on the Mall. Avon Park Depot Museum turns spotlight on Tin Can Tourists C ontinued on page 5A Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Veterans Services Office, in coordination with the Veterans Advisory Board and the Medal of Honor Park Committee, will host a Pearl Harbor Remembrance near the Veteran Services Office in the Medal of Honor Park on Friday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. The Veteran Services Office is at 7209 South George Boulevard, Sebring, directly behind the County Health Department building. The ceremony will honor the heroes of Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941, the day the Japanese attacked the United States on our military bases in Hawaii. The date is set aside to honor the service members who were serving at Pearl Harbor 71 years ago. Jackie Graham, acting Veteran Services Officer for Highlands County, plans to open the ceremony in the Tranquility Garden located in the Northeast corner of the Medal of Honor Park, in front of the Veteran Services Office Building. Betsy Waddell, CPO, U.S. Navy, (Ret. local Waves National Unit 88, will conduct the Navy Bell Toll portion of the ceremony. Among the participants in the Pearl Harbor Remembrance/Medal of Honor Monument Dedication are familiar faces from other veteran organizations around the county. With Waddell will be Fred Arbelo, commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart leading the pledge, and Gerry Harvey, president of the Veterans Advisory Board for the Board of County Commissioners, who will introduce the guest speaker, Rick Ingler, incoming president of the Veterans Council. Bob Campbell, former Highlands County sheriffs deputy, will play the bagpipes. Members of the Lake Placid High School JROTC will present and retire the colors and play Taps. Pearl Harbor ceremony planned Friday T his just in another Centennial event is planned! Yes, another 100-year celebration is scheduled for next weekend. We aret alking about a special place in Sebring history, a p lace very dear to George E. Sebring himself, a place he gave the land toa nd place he worshiped at, the First United Methodist C hurch of Sebring (FUMC FUMC has been celebrating Christ for a century and they want to cele-b rate with all of Sebring, and share the 100-year h istory of George Sebrings home church. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, t he First United Methodist has a fun afternoon p lanned with an old-fashioned ice cream social. The Back Porch RevivalB and will bring you fine entertainment, there will be singing and toe-tapp ing, songs of old and new, sharing of memories a nd making new friends. Rev. Chuck Weaver will give his remembrances entitled Through the Eyes of a Kid. You canb uild your own ice cream sundae and there will be homemade cookies for all. Then on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 10:30 a.m., there will be a Sebring Centennial worship service. They outh choir will sing as well as the adult choir, a nd Rev. Weaver will bring the message. Weaver grew up in FUMC serving as minister in numerous churches in the FloridaC onference of the United Methodist Church. He is now the assistant to the bishop of the Florida Conference. All of thec ommunity is cordially invited to attend this special Centennial church service. Immediately following the worship service is a covered-dish luncheon. If you would like to attend the ice cream social or the special luncheon, please call the FUMC and let them know at 385-5184. After lunch the skit A Voice From the Past will be presented and the singing of the Ode to George E. Sebring written by Mayor George Hensley will take place. It is not too late to get your copy of that soon-to-befamous song, just visit the website www.Sebring100.com and print a copy for yourself. FUMC participated in the Centennial Parade on Oct. 15. The theme for the float was First Church Built in a Day. The church members re-enacted a slice of their church history by building a replica of the first Methodist Church in Sebring. They served lunch to all workers, then on Sunday morning after their regular worship service they gathered around the little church to give thanks and prayed just as our forefathers did 100 years ago. Their float will also be in the Sebring parade this Friday at 7 p.m. in downtown Sebring in case you missed seeing the replica Centennial celebration continues Centennial Notebook By Jen Brown See FUMC, page 8A


C M Y K By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comS EBRING Flavor and culture are what chef and o wner Darlin Johnny Jean hopes to bring to mouths of Sebring residents when theye xperience the food at Classic Buffet and Lounge i nside the Highlands Inn Hotel. The chef, whose roots begin in a small town near Port Au Prince, Haiti, hasl ived in Sebring for five years. Jean got his start as a r etail salesperson in Sebring before he found what he feels is his real calling in thek itchen. Jean started out as a busy b oy at Homers in Sebring before being promoted to store manager, a position he h eld until his exit from the establishment. Jean said that his time at his previous position gave him the platform he needed to start his own busi-n ess and follow a dream he wasnt aware that he had. Aside from following a dream, Jean knew that pursuing the new career avenuew ould provide more opportunity for his family. I really wanted to help my family, Jean said. The fathero f one not only supports his son, but visits Haiti frequently to assist in his siblings educational funding. Through his hard work and p erseverance, Jean has managed to gain support from former customers as well as members of the business community. H ighlands Inn Hotel general manager Bill ONeill is thrilled to have Classic Buffet and Lounge become a part of the establishment and has known Jean for quite a while. I first met him when he was working over at Homers. I didnt know him that well at the time, but I always kind of keep my eye on him, ONeill said with a smile. I think hes doing great. It will be great to have this be a part of what we already have here. Though business isnt booming right now, a number of Jeans former customers have developed a cult-like following for the modest chef. Several couples entered Classic Buffet, making sure to stop and hug before taking their seats as the chef as he placed piping hot dishes onto the buffet line. The goal behind Classic B uffet is simple: to bring a cultural blend to the area. C urrently, the restaurant is only serving American dishesa nd cuisine, but that when soon change once Jean perfects the taste for each and everyone of his Caribbean and Spanish style dishes. I want to bring the taste of the islands to Sebring because its not here, Jean said. (Cooking is want to share that with every-o ne. With a full work crew of 15, Jean is currently working with his cooks to ensure that every dish that is brought to customerstables is perfected and to his liking. I taste everything they prepare; every dish before it comes out and before it gets to the customers, Jean said. Classic Buffet and Lounge is at 6525 U.S. 27 North inside the Highlands Inn Hotel just past the Sun N Lake intersection. Business hours are daily 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. The buffet style restaurant offers a variety of foods, from fried chicken to soup and soon will be adding Caribbean dishes. Buffet prices are $7.99 for adults and $3.99 for children Monday through Saturday and $8.99 for adults and $4.99 for children on Sunday. The Classic Buffet and Lounge will hold a grand opening event Friday, Dec. 7,a nd Saturday, Dec. 8, beginning at 11 a.m. each day. M usical guest True Blue will play in concert each nightb eginning at 9 p.m. Call 382-8962. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 2, 2012Page 3A GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 12/2/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 1 1 2 2 SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 12/2,16,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 1 1 9 9 Martial Arts 3x10.5 BW # 00025573 Got something to buy,sell or trade?Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 N ews-SunS EBRING Alocal man was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital after his motorcycle rear-ended a truck on U.S. 27 Friday night. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, 49-year-old Micael M. Winker ofS ebring was southbound on U.S. 27 at 11:30 p.m. on a 1983 Harley Davidson when he hit the rear left side of a 2008 Ford F-150 being driven by Ricky Borkowski, 28, of O keechobee. The motorcycle slid 200 feet before coming to a stop. Winker was wearing his helmet, and the report said it is unknown if alcohol was a factor. C harges are pending an investigation Borkowski and his passenger, 18-year-old Destiney Mullin of Sebring, were not injured. Sebring man airlifted after motorcycle crash Restaurant aims to bring culture to the Heartland News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Chef and owner Darlin Johnny Jean has recently opened Classic Buffet and Lounge at the Highlands Inn Hotel in S ebring.


C M Y K TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155S COTT DRESSELEditor E xt. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor E xt. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com V ICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comM ITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com A DVERTISING Page 4ANews-SunSunday, December 2, 2012www.newssun.com I f youve been watching the news lately, theres been a lot of talk about a fiscal cliff, and how were poised to sail off it unless some-t hing is done before the end of the year. F or those of you who have absolutely no idea whats going on, let me tryt o break it down in simple terms: unless Congress and t he President reach some kind of agreement, bad things are going to happen. W hat bad things, you ask? Well, for one thing, the Bush tax cuts are set to expire. That means everyone gets to pay more in taxes next year.S ee why its a bad thing? There are also spending cuts that are mandated to occur beginning in 2013 unless there is a move tos top them. While I am for spending cuts in principle, t hese cuts are heavy-handed whacks at the budget whicha re not really targeted at things that should be sliced from the budget. Of course, because averting this disaster involvesR epublicans and Democrats laying aside their differences and doing whats best for the country, nothing is getting done beyond a lot of finger-p ointing. Each side says the other one is at fault for not compromising. And when they say compromise, what they really mean is, do it my way Obviously the President and Congress needs someone to teach them about spending money or more importantly, how NOTto spend money. I humbly volunteer for the job. It is true that my qualifications can be called into question: I have been known to go over budget from time to time. But that just means I can empathize with our politicians who seem to think nothing of blasting past debt ceilings and budget deadlines. Besides, Ive never gone over budget by trillions of dollars, which instantly makes me more fiscally responsible than anyone currently running the country. So anyway, my suggestions. First, plan what you are going to spend for the coming year. Theres this nifty little concept called a budget. You put in it what money y ou have coming in and what money is going out. I k now its been years since you guys have actually put together one of these, butt rust me, its a handy tool. Now, once you draw up y our budget, you will probably notice that there is more money going out than comi ng in. Even if you raise taxes on everything that moves, this is going to be the case. Contrary to what you may have thought, thisi s a bad thing. The solution to this is not to max out the federal credit card. That is a spiral downwards that will only lead tob igger problems down the road. No, you are going to h ave to do what millions of normal people do whenf aced with this situation: they cut what they are spending until it matches or is less than what theyre taking in. This is called beingr esponsible. The cuts will not be easy. I know that the Department of Education is so bright and shiny. But you are going toh ave to ask yourself if you can afford it. No? Then it needs to be snipped out of the budget. Out, program, out! Some of these cuts will be painful. Welcome to real life and what families do every day. Take a deep breath, politicians. Its time to growup. Speaking of growing up, its also time to quit playing chicken with our financial situation. Start acting like statesmen (and women really care about whats best for the country instead of like politicians who just want to score points. Do all that and just maybe Santa wont put coal in your stocking this year. And we wont go sailing off a fiscal cliff. Believe me, thats one trip we dont want to take. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail 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. Going off a fiscal cliff Lauras Look L aura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. In search of diversionEditor: The media, at loose ends since the e nd of election season, has now devoted its attention to two new sources of diversion: Benghazi and Petraeus. Despite repeated attempts to assign blame for Benghazi, to almost anyone, a pin the tail on the donkey, the salient fact is that an Ambassador incountry is the ultimate authority, the decider, who is privy to all of the latest evidence on security and all other relevant issues. Ambassador Stevens made his own decision concerning his visit. He did not obtain nor did he need anyones clearance or permission; he was the man in charge. That the visit turned out badly, led to his unfortunate and regrettable demise should not now become a political football. We have Ambassadors serving in 285 embassies and missions. Some of them hot spots, a dangerous posts. In 1975 Graham Martin, our Ambassador to South Vietnam, held up the evacuation of Saigon for several weeks in the mistaken belief that the North wanted to negotiate, when he finally relented, the evacuation by helicopter from the embassy roof was the result, with thousands of friends left behind. We cannot however have a rescue force on standby to execute an immediate rescue should things go critical. It is the risk every Foreign Service Officer takes. Who knew what when is irrelevant ,more distraction. The Petraeus legend is also a creation of our media. Promoting him as the creator of surgeology a tactic rivaling the military skills of Patton, Eisenhower and MacArthur, to the point that Senator Lindsey Graham once announced I regret that I cannot award you your fifth star. This either demonstrates Grahams total lack of understanding history or his addiction to hyperbole. Amore appropriate comparison might have been to General McClelland, rather than U.S. Grant, who invented the surge at Vicksburg. A quiet inquiry among senior commanders discloses Patraeus was regarded as an academician, rather than a field commander, but what the hell, the press wanted a hero. He was a divisional commander, a two-star, jumped over many, more senior officers. Alexander Haig set the model for this in Vietnam. Alukewarm choice for CIA, his performance as spy boss did not make anyw aves. His current problems should he v iewed for what they are. His prior record is for current purposes, irrelevant. His resignation regretful but the Republic will survive. Comparisons to Icarus, while it may attract more ink is manifestly absurd. Lets hope his girl friend is as unimportant as they claim rather than a 21st century Mata Hari. Randy Ludacer Lake PlacidFEMA Corps Youth is nothing newEditor: Something in our government has occurred recently that is very disturbing to me. Having been a teenager in the 1930s, I saw this happen in Germany. On Sept. 13, of this year (2012 Department of Homeland Security graduated its first class of FEMA Corps Youth, also known as the Homeland Youth or FEMAYouth. There were 231 young men of the ages 18 to 24 in this initial group, with a projection of several thousand for the future. This sounds great as they will be used to work and help clean up in time of natural disasters. This is not something new. If history was taught in schools these days, one would know that Hitler did the same thing. He organized youth groups to work on the farms. However, these young boys eventually ended up in the German Army. Of course, this history is not taught in our schools today. As with everything connected with Obama there is a catch, or more politely, something not disclosed. In this case it is that several federal agencies, including FEMA, have ordered millions of rounds of ammunition along with the firearms for this ammunition. This is very disturbing. What do firearms have to do with cleaning up natural disasters as the recent Sandy storm on the East Coast? My thinking is, that as soon as FEMAhas several thousand in this,s hall we say Youth Army, Obama will proclaim himself dictator of the USA. A s they say, Anything is possible, and this has happened before. Dick Ford SebringHelp needed to display pictures, citationsEditor: Does the Heartland know that Highlands County has the only Medal of Honor Park in the state of Florida and possibly the nation? The Medal of Honor is the nations highest decoration for valor in combat that can be awarded to members of the Armed Forces. Medal of Honors are awarded sparingly and bestowed only to the bravest of the brave and that courage must be well documented. The Medal of Honor Park in Sebring is dedicated to the 22 Florida recipients of the Medal of Honor. Ayear ago at the Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance, a second ceremony dedicated the park at its larger location in Tranquility Garden adjacent to the Veterans Services Office on George Boulevard. The dedication included the citation for Robert Miller, Staff Sergeant U. S. Company A, 3d Battalion, Special Forces Operational Group (Airborne Afghanistan from Oveido, Fla., who was killed in January 2008. Harry Oakley, chairman of the Medal of Honor Park Foundation, and many others are trying to enhance the park and build a structure to display pictures and citations of the award recipients. To offer assistance of any kind in the maintenance and growth of the park or to become a sponsor, please contact Harry Oakley, 2454 W. Seville Drive, Avon Park, FL33825; telephone 4525771. Ruth Carnovale Patriots Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution They have a thankless, difficult, dangerous and emo-t ionally draining job. Yet they still persevere, doing their best to keep the community safe, while saving as many dog and cat lives ast hey can. They cannot be asked to deal with feral animals all by themselves. W e agree that the county commission should be concerned about feral pets inH ighlands County, especially the ones whose owners never n eutered or spayed them before abandoning them to their fates. W e absolutely agree that protecting animal control o fficers from citizens threatening them harm is necessary and overdue, as is providing consequences for those who lie to officers. We strongly agree in codifying humane treatment ofa nimals and requiring owners to pick up after their pets. The News-Sun, however, just as strongly disagrees with some of the proposalst hat have been floating in front of the commission, starting with banning thef eeding of feral cats. Judy Spiegel, president of the Humane Society ofH ighlands County, spoke directly to that issue in a c ommunication to the NewsSun website. She wrote, (Not feeding c ats) will not make the cat colonies go away. Starving c ats continue to breed. The ordinance will only make for sick, half-starved, hurt from fighting over scraps cats. More to the point, using starvation as a way of controlling animal populationsi s, forgive us for being blunt, simply sadistic. Beyond the moral issues, the idea is impractical. The ordinance would r equire people feeding feral cats on public or another persons property to have written permission from a city council, the county commis-s ion or the neighbor. How would these permission letters be issued? Wouldt hey be notarized? What about keeping track of who gives permission to whom? T hen there are the registration and rabies tag issues, i ncluding fees that amount to a tax. What about people living o n fixed incomes, or families hit hard by the economy? The o rdinance could, ironically, lead to more abandoned pets and a larger feral animal problem. There also are serious objections to mandating yearl y rabies shots, which are not necessary so often. In addition, veterinarians would be tasked with the oversight and paperwork concerning the i noculations and tags. Why should private business be b urdened with such a timeconsuming responsibility? We are glad the county c ommission tabled the proposed ordinance at the its N ov. 27 meeting and appointed a new advisory committee t o revisit the issues. We hope t he proposed ordinance is changed significantly, even if s ome work has to be put aside. S tudies show sharing our l ives with an animal compani on adds greatly to our mental and physical well being. We feel an enforceable, f air, effective and humane o rdinance, focused on living creatures and people, not dollars and cents, must be the goal. Starving cats to death is not the answer The News-Sun honors the men and women working at Animal Control under department director Darryl Scott.


C M Y K and the state rule will cover the remaining 18,000. EPA regional water protection director Jim Giattina said the area covered by the federal rule might be smaller. ere approving Floridas rules and were proposing numbers that will fill the gap that may exist in Floridas rules, Giattina said. He said further changes may be made after additional discussions with the state. The environmental groups opposed the states approach as being too weak to stop pollution thats being blamed for algae blooms, which are clogging Florida waterways. But Guest said hes still happy with the outcome. This is the reddest letter day of them all, Guest said. Opponents argued the federal rules would be too expensive to implement and favored the states approach. Our diverse coalition of agriculture, employers, local government, utilities and others supports clean water and believes Florida knows whats best for Florida, spokesman Ryan Banfill wrote in an email. Thats why the coalition has always supported Florida-specific standards developed by Florida scientists and proposed by the state DEPas a more cost effective way to promote water quality in our state. Both proposals set numerical limits on nutrients that come from such sources as fertilizer, animal waste and, sewage effluent, which feed the toxic, slimy algae blooms. They can kill fish and make people sick. EPAofficials said they have determined that the states new method of setting those limits in lakes, springs, steams and estuaries is technically and scientifically sound and more effective than the Floridas existing method. Florida, like most states, currently has only vague standards. Putting numerical limits on how much pollution is allowed is expected to strengthen enforcement. The numerical limits in the states rules, except for South Florida, are virtually identical to the federal proposal, EPAofficials said. The agency plans to seek public comment on the state rules and has scheduled a public information session for Jan. 17-18 in Tampa and web-based public hearings for Jan. 22-24. m eet new friends and learn more about aviation. Returning Expo volunteers are encouraged to attend the meeting. To learnm ore about the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, visit www.sport-aviationexpo.com or call 86556444.Vendors wanted for Trunk n Truck Parking Lot SaleS EBRING Reserve your space now for H.A.L.L.O.s Annual Trunk n Truck Parking Lot Sale, scheduled for Saturday from8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parki ng lot at the medical offices behind Highlands R egional Medical Center, Sebring. Set-up is to be by 7:30 am. L oad up your Trunk or Truck (limited to pick-up a nd sell out of your vehicle. Its OK to set up a table by vehicle with old stuff, new stuff, crafts, antiques, etc. There will be food availablea nd also a farm fresh produce stand. T here will also be a special section in the parking lot reserved just for crafts.I f you have hand-crated items and would like to part icipate, please reserve your space by calling for a reservation form. Canopies arew elcome, must be able to set up on pavement. Spaces for both functions w ill be $25 each or two for $45. For further information o r to reserve your space, call 385-1196 385-6415 or 655-2106 You may also email halloinc@embarqmail.com,. First come firsts erved basis.Restricted use pesticide training, testing setSEBRING Highlands C ounty and surrounding counties agriculture produce rs and horticulture and landscape professionals are invited to participate in the semi-annual training for Restricted Use Pesticides. F our core credits and two specialty credits are available for participants in this training. The training will be held on ThursdayD ec. 6, at the Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The FDACS tests will be available for those wishing to take the test. The cost for the program is $20 in advance and $30 at the door. This includes lunch and training materials. For registration, please contact the Extension Office in Highlands County at 4026540. Pre-registration is encouraged because a minimum number are required to hold the course. Caregiver workshop is MondaySEBRING If you have a friend or family member with Alzheimers disease or other dementias, Change of Pace has put together a series of workshops that will be informative and bene ficial to you. The last workshop in the series will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on Monday. It will be on Anticipatory Grief and thes peaker will be Charlie Stroup with Paradigm Group. Starting Dec. 11, Stroup will lead a Grief Groupe ach Tuesday from 9:3010:30 a.m. at Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road. For details please contact Change ofP ace at 382-1188.B iggest Loser returning to YMCASEBRING The Biggest L oser is returning to the Highlands County Family Y MCA. There will be an open house question-andanswer session regarding alli nformation for the Biggest Loser on Dec. 11 at 6:30 p .m. at the Highlands County Family YMCA. The Biggest Loser is a 13-week challenge designed by a Biggest Loser Pro andi ncludes weekly web meetings, accountability with h elp from a personal trainer, nutrition counseling, outdoor challenges and BiggestL oser workouts. Participants will also receive reduced r ates for personal training sessions at the YMCA. The first weigh-in will be f rom 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Highlands YMCAFitness Center on Dec. 29. The first c hallenge is the YMCAs Last Day 5K event being h eld on the same day as weigh-ins. For fees and other information, contact the YMCAat 863-382-9622 Biggest Loser Pro is an A FAAcertified instructor through www.biggestloserlivetraining.com.Avon Park plans Holiday FeastA VON PARK The City of Avon Park is pleased to a nnounce the organizing of its Third Annual Holiday Feast to benefit the less fortunate citizens of the City of Avon Park. T he city will be serving a traditional, sit-down holiday meal on Friday, Dec. 14, from 3-7 p.m. at the Avon Park Community Center at3 10 West Main St. The city staff along with their families will be serving the meal. This event will provide assistance to residents in need this holiday season and for residents to interact with city staff. Rumor has it that Santa Claus will be making an early stop at the event with something special for all children in attendance. DeMolay serves spaghetti lunchSEBRING The Young Men of the DeMolay will host a spaghetti lunch on today at the Sebring Masonic Lodge, 1809 Home Ave. from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donation is $7 each. Menu: salad, spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. Takeo ut is available. Stamp Club meets MondayS EBRING Highlands Stamp Club meets the first Monday each month (next one is Dec. 3) except for July, at St. John UnitedM ethodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring (behind Walmart) at 1 p.m. All are welcome. Call President Don Ludwig at3 85-6214.Y MCA seeks cars, boatsSEBRING Do you w ant to bless a child in the community this holiday seas on? Do you own a car or boat in working condition that you would be willing tod onate to The Highlands County YMCA? The proc eeds would help a child learn to swim, play soccer, basketball, learn gymnastics among others. The YMCAis a non-profit o rganization so your donation would be tax d eductible. Call Dave at 382-9622.Santa in the Park is Dec. 8LAKE PLACID The Greater Lake PlacidC hamber of Commerce Santa In the Park Programwill be from 10 a .m. to noon on Saturday in DeVane Park on Interlake B oulevard. The event is open to children of all ages through age 12.Children will see Santa arrive from the North Poleo n a fire engine and visit with Santa and receive a gift from him.Attendees are encouraged to bring a camera to capture a picture of the child with Santa. Financial support is neede d to cover gifts for all of the children that are expecte d to attend.Donations can be sent to the Lake PlacidChamber Office at 18 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, FL.33852, or drop at theC hamber Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Call 4654331.MOPH hosting golf tourneySEBRING Military Order of the Purple Heart will host the Highlands County Golf Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 8. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., at Golf Hammock Country Club to benefit veterans of Highlands County. Lunch to follow at the Golf Hammock Restaurant. Refreshments will be available during golf (Bloody Marys, etc. Cost is $55 per person, which includes one mulligan, door prizes, closest to pin for men and women and longest drive contest for men and women. Cohan Radio Group sponsoring a $2,000 hole-in-one prize. Hole sponsorships are $50 per hole. Call Golf Hammock Pro Shop at 382-2151. Make checks payable to MOPH.Events at local lodges, postsSEBRING The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 will host the following events this week: Sunday Memorial service at 1 p.m., for absent members (call for details Monday Monthly golf at Golf Hammock at 8 a.m. Board meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m., in the dining room. Wednesday Activity Committee meets at 9:30a .m. in dining room. Wack y Wednesday 5-6:30 p.m.; m eal costs $6.50. To dance only, costs $3. Music will be provided by Allen from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday Lodge meetin g 7 p.m. Friday Sebring Christmas parade; Elks will h ave a float, no band. Saturday BikersToy Run (call for time andd etails). For more information, ca l l 471-3557. SEBRING The Sebrin g Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., will host the following events this w eek: Monday Shuffleboard Scrambles 1:15 p.m. Carry i n dinner 6 p.m. Membership meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday Nickel S crambles 1:15 p.m. Thursday Shuffleboard Tournament, No. 2 Pros an d Mixed Doubles in AvonP ark. Friday Mini-shuffleboard Tournament 1:15 p.m. Saturday Ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m., all month long. For more information, call 3 85-2966. SEBRING AMVETS P ost 21 will have karaoke with Bil-Di from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Pizza wil l be available. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 2, 2012Page 5A DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 12/2/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 1 1 4 4 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 2 2 2 2 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 Continued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE C ourtesy photo Curt Petersen leans over a BNSF freight train highballin i nto the curve on Bob Stuars mountain corner module at Lakeshore Malls December showing of the Sebring M odel Railroad Club. S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Starting D ec. 7, you can spend some free, fun holiday time watchi ng HO-gauge model railroads run through the All Sebring Model Railroad Clubs modular layout at the Lakeshore Mall. T here are more than five scale miles of track and m ore than 30 trains to view, running over the six-day event, Friday to Sunday,D ec. 7-9 and 14-16 during regular Mall hours. S tarting at 9 a.m. on Dec. 7, you can watch the club through the windows as they s et the layout up. Later that day, trains will begin to run. Club members will be available to answer questions and chat with visitors about theiro wn trains. Help will be available to ball park train values, especially those old Lionel and American Flyers.L imited analysis of broken toy trains will be offered on t he clubs new test track, all free of charge. The Airtrain will again be on display. This layout is unique, built by the Archer family and powered by forced-air, it may be seen right here in Highlands C ounty. This year, the club u pgraded and maintained the N-Scale train layout at the Childrens Museum in Sebring and provided funding, equipment and training for the guests layout at NuHope retirement house in Avon Park. T he club meets most often on the third Tuesday of eachm onth (except for July, August and December) att he Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway at 7:30 p.m. SMRRC enjoys a membership from all of Highlands County and the surrounding area. Applications for annual memberships will be avail-a ble at the exhibit, starting at $15. All train buffs are welcome. One need not build a module to be a member. All members are encouraged to run their trains on the clubs layout. Stop by for an hour, or spend a day or two. The slower and longer you look, the more you see, includingn ew and changed modules. F or more information, call Leo Sorel at 699-2796. Holiday trains exhibit at Mall has new trains, features Continued from page 1A Tough water pollution rules adopted for state


C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunSunday, December 2, 2012www.newssun.com REALTY COMEXION; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, main A; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 2 2 7 7 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 4 4 8 8 tent to indulge on the foods prepared by the 1 6 contestants. Highlands Independent Bank employees were serving up plates of pork butt t o each of the unofficial judges. Peoples Choice is always a prestigious title for any contestant and attendees made sure to make their marks during the blind test before handing their score cards to the tent volun-t eers. The Bar-b-que This team was also prepping f or an upcoming judging just after noon Saturday. Spouses and cooks David and Patty Cockrell hauled their grill and trailer fromF elda for the first time. eve been wanting to get up here for this c ontest for a few years, weve just never been able to. I decided this year we were going to come up and compete, so here we are, said D avid. We are enjoying it. We like it a lot. We will definitely be back next year The husband-and-wife team won a Peoples Choice award in early November at the Naples Big Swamp BBQ Festival, their first one. T his years festival featured some of Highlands Countys most well-known musical acts, including the California Toe Jam Band and Jimmy and the Megabytes. Aclassic car show and other contest put the finishingt ouches on what is sure to be another successful festival for Sebring Firemen Inc. R esults were not available at press time. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Folks line up for ETs BBQ on Saturday morning during the Central Florida Barbecue F estival at Firemens Field in Sebring. BBQ festival draws crowd N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS J .T. Chisholm, 3, of Lorida enjoys some l emonade Saturday during the Pig Fest in Sebring. MIAMI (APAbus carrying more than 30 people hit a concrete overpass at Miami InternationalA irport, killing two people on board and leaving three others critically injured, officials said Saturday. The large, white bus was t oo tall for the 8-foot-6-inch entrance to the arrivals area, said airport spokesman Greg Chin. Buses are supposed to go through the departuresa rea, which has a higher ceiling, he said. Two large signs warn d rivers of large vehicles not to enter beneath the concrete overpass. One attached tot he top of the concrete barrier reads: High Vehicle S TOPTurn Left. The other, placed to the left of the driveway several feet in front of the barrier, says all vehicles higher than the 8foot-6 threshold must turnl eft. Three people were at hospitals in critical condition. The other 27 passengers had been hurt, but their injuriesw ere less extensive, authorities said. Osvaldo Lopez, an officer with Miami-Dade aviation, said he first heard a loudn oise Saturday morning and was certain it was some sort of car wreck. H e said he went inside the bus to help and found several passengers thrown intot he center aisle. He said the passengers, many of whom w ere elderly, remained calm after the wreck. It was just very bloody he said of the scene. After helping the passengers, Lopez suffered somei njuries of his own his left arm and a finger on his right hand were both bandaged. The body of one dead pass enger was pulled from the bus late Saturday morning; the second person died after being taken to a hospital, police said. F ire trucks and police cars swarmed the area Saturday morning, and the bus wasb locked off by yellow police tape. Awhite cooler that had been filled with water bot-t les was on its side behind the bus, the front of which r emained wedged beneath the overpass Saturday. 2 dead after bus crash at Miami airport; 3 critical


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C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunSunday, December 2, 2012www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; dec. ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 2 2 5 5 BIG GREEN LAWN MAINTENANCE; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 12/2,9,16,23; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 2 2 6 6 S pecial to the News-SunS EBRING The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agencys (CRA Downtown Sebring Monthly PromotionalC ampaign celebrates Decembers theme "Shop, Wrap & Roll. From incredible Buy Downtown Sebringshop-p ing deals, to free gift wrapping on Dec. 14 to a live concert by the California Toe Jam Band to the areas largest holiday light display Carousel ofL ights, there are a lot of fun events happening in D owntown Sebring this month. Dec. 8 and 15: Zumba Fitness in the ParkJoin us in Downtown Sebrings Sadie Kahn Park (on North RidgewoodD rive, two blocks off Circle Park) for a free Zumba fitn ess class taught by a certified Zumba Instructor starting at 10 a.m. Its an exhil-a rating, effective, easy-tofollow, Latin-inspired, calor ie-burning dance fitnessparty thats moving millions of people, of all fit-n ess levels, toward joy and health. Sponsored by South Florida State College.Dec. 1-28: Carousel of LightsEnjoy the areas largest display of Christmas lights every evening from 6-9p .m. in Circle Park. Nightly visits and photos with Santa and childrens carnival games. Acomical holiday puppet show and a computerized light show r epeat during the nightly event. Admission is free.Dec. 7: Journey Stories exhibit The Highlands Museum of the Arts (MOTA), located at 351 W. Center Ave. behind the library next toH ighlands Little Theater, will host the Opening Reception of the Journey Stories exhibit, from 5-7 p.m.. Refreshments and a sneak peak at the exhibitw ill be available. Call 3856682 or visit w ww.HighlandsArtLeague. org/. The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 19.Dec. 7: Christmas ParadeSebrings Christmas parade is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. andi s sponsored by Heartland Young Professionals Inc. T he parade route will start on the Sebring Parkway at Shontee Avenue and willr un south on North Ridgewood Drive, around t he Circle, to South Commerce Ave.; ends at McClain Lane/FiremensF ield.Dec. 8: Crazy Pepper Chili CookoffJoin the Rotary Club of Highlands County from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Circle Drive and N. Commerce St. fort he Second Annual Crazy Pepper Chili Cookoff. Admission $5/person; Entry Fee $50/team. Visit www.RotaryChili.com/.Dec. 8: Saturday N ight CruiseHeld the 2nd Saturday of each month from 11 a.m.-3p .m., cruisers come from near and far to Sebrings Downtown Circle to see classic cars, listen to live entertainment and enjoy good food. Visit www.SebringCruise.com/.Dec. 14: Shop, Wrap & Roll StrollFrom 5-8 p.m. on the second Friday in December, enjoy strolling historicD owntown Sebring and s hopping in its eclectic mix of boutiques, art galleries and vintage stores whilee njoying live rock and roll and holiday oldies music byt he California Toe Jam Band, the Carousel of Lights, and refreshmentss erved in select stores. F ree gift wrapping available for items purchased that evening. For a list ofp articipating merchants, visitw ww.DestinationDowntown Sebring.com/. Dec. 29-30: HLT presents BlendBlend is the acappella quartet that brings back all o f those fun loving memor ies of the s and s with a twist of fun. Youll be amazed at the unbeliev-a ble sound and sight while f our young men take you back with songs such as Come, Go With Me and In the Still of the Night.C all 382-2525 or visit www.HighlandsLittleTheatr e.org/. December calendar full of events in Sebring church in the Centennial p arade. The original Church Built in a Day stood on the corner where the police station is today. I t was a frame building and the people of the town rose early in the morning on Dec. 15, 1913, to the sound of a volunteer band march-i ng through the streets to signal the day that the first Methodist Church was to be constructed. Sixty able-bodied men of various denomi-n ations volunteered their services to build the church. For this special day, s chools were dismissed and businesses were closed. Later in the day, the womenj oined the workers on the site and prepared food and b everages for that gave them f uel throughout the long day o f building. Tables were set u p under trees for meals and refreshment breaks. By 7:30 p.m. that same day, Rev. E.P. Michener took to the pulpit and led a very tired congregation of more than 100 people. The 28-by60 foot building sported a coat of white paint, electric lights, furniture and an organ. In 1916, the church moved t o its new location is where i t stands today at 126 South P ine St. in Sebring and has changed much over the years, as you can well imagi ne. As Sebring marks its 1 00th birthday, five generat ion of Sebring residents h ave worshipped in and have supported this church. T hanks to Nancy Hensley f or most of the information i n this weeks article. Nancy i s the mayors wife, a beautiful lady, and the chair of the Church Centennial Committee. Her parents, grandparents and her great grandmother were members of this church since 1920. If you have any centennial news, or know of someone that deserves recognition for doing something in honor of our Centennial year, pleasel et me know. Im available at 6 55-5554, or via email at J enBrown@email.com, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SebringCentennial / Thanks for reading this article, thanks to the NewsS un for the opportunity to k eep everyone informed. R eference this article the remaining Sundays of thisy ear for all updates. C ontinued from page 1A FUMCplans ice cream social on Nov. 21. Many first-year nursing students feel lucky to have the tool in their classroom and often put it to good use. Instructor Mary Ann Fry said that the Medi-Man is used in the studentsday-today lessons. It can be set up for normal classes or for a skills lab, but it is used every day. Students use it for a number of lessons. Instructors can program it to do almost everything a human can do. It can malfunction any way a body can malfunction, Snyder said. Medi-Man is equipped with blinking eyes, a pulse, bullet wounds, stab wounds and even a voice. When in full use, students may use Medi-Man to draw blood, fill an IV, and take blood pressure. He can be programed to seize, go into convulsions, collapse a lung, urinate, go into cardiac arrest and an endless number of other scenarios, all with a few keystrokes. It is the newest training tool out, said Snyder. Theres just so much you can do with it. They (students) enjoy it. Before they trained on us (staff and instructors), but those days are gone. Azure is expecting a second learning tool, the MediWoman, in the coming weeks. Medi-Woman is also a fully equipped, life-like mannequin. The only difference is Medi Woman is pregnant and will allow students to geta feel for delivery and possible pregnancy scenarios. Continued from page 1A and take place at Lake June P ark in Lake Placid. The second race will be in May on the South Florida State College campus in Avon Park. T he third race is planned for Sebring, the time and place are still to be determined. Triathlons are ideal for d eveloping athletes and getting children into shape. Comprised of three portions, p articipants have to swim, cycle and run. D istances change with age groups. For example, beginners, who are 5and 6-year olds, swim 25 yards, bike one milea nd run a quarter of a mile; while seniors teens between 12 and 16, swim 200 yards, bike six miles and run a mile and a half. Therea re grades in between. Preparing for a triathlon provides excellent conditioni ng. It enhances childrens discipline and focus, helps them set goals, gets them away from television and video games, while creating an opportunity to meet new people. Now is the time for young people to begin getting ready. Carlson urges families to join in the fun. V isit www.facebook.com and search for Rock-NHeartland-Triathlon. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Young triathletes get ready to participate in the Rockn Heartland Youth Triathlon at the YMCA in Sebring. Youth triathlon series expanding Azure College nursing students get hands-on training with Medi-Man Instructors can program it to do almost everything a human can do. It can malfunction any way a body can malfunction.MARYANNFRY Azure instructor


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 2, 2012Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-469 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF FRED NOTCHIE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of FRED NOTCHIE, deceased, whose date of death was September 12, 2012, and whose social security number is 234-44-9216, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 25, 2012. Personal Representative: John P. Notchie 1143 Old Hwy 64 E Hayesville, NC 28904 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 November 25; December 2, 2012 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09 FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engagein business under the fictitious name of XTREME CLEAN located at 4437 Ferrari Drive, in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33872, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 27th day of November, 2012. Erin Sowards December 2, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT, CIVIL ACTION C ASE No.: 2009 CA 001622 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFCATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-13, Plaintiff, vs. OTHONIEL GONZALEZ, et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated November 15, 2012, entered in Civil Case Number 2009 CA 001622, in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFCATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-13 is the Plaintiff, and OTHONIEL GONZALEZ, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: G ENERALLY DESCRIBED AS BEING A PORTION OF LOTS 2 AND 3, BLOCK 264, LAKE SEBRING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 1, BLOCK 264; THENCE NORTH 17 DEGREES 14 WEST A DISTANCE OF 4.25 FEET ALONG THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF AVALON ROAD TO A POINT OF CURVE; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG THE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF AVALON ROAD ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 440.28 FEET AN ARC DISTANCE OF 15.75 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE ALONG THE ABOVE SAID CURVE TO THE LEFT A DISTANCE OF 80 FEEET TO A POINT; THENCE IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION 5 FEET SOUTH AND PARALLEL TO THE LOT LINE COMMON TO LOTS 3 AND 4 A DISTANCE OF 173.04 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE ALONG THE REAR LOT LINES OF LOTS 2 AND 3, SOUTH 38 DEGREES 15 EAST A DISTANCE OF 121.99 FEET TO MOST EASTERLY CORNER OF LOT 2; THENCE IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECITON THROUGH LOT 2 A DISTANCE OF 202.46 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, iat Jury Assembly Room, in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871 at 11:00 AM, on the 28th day of December, 2012. 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: November 6, 2012. Highlands County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak November 25; December 2, 2012 STATE GRAZING LEASE BID #BPLA2012-001 Section 28, Township 35 South, Range 31 East Highlands County 1,395 +/acres For a complete bid package call Ann Henson (850 http://www.dep.state.fl.us/lands/buy bid.htm Bid Deadline is December 14, 2012 10:30 a.m. EST IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION C ASE NO. 282012CA000742XXXXXX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE BANC OF AMERICA FUNDING CORPORATION, 2008-FT1 TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2008-FT1, Plaintiff, vs. T HE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF MARY LEE TOLBERT, DECEASED; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST THE ESTATE OF MARY LEE TOLBERT, DECEASED, deceased; YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Highlands County, Florida: ALL OF THAT TRACT OF LAND IN THE CITY OF AVON PARK, FLORIDA, BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF 4TH STREET WHICH IS 100 FEET WEST FROM THE NE CORNER OF THE LOT 4, BLOCK 3 OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, THENCE DUE SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 130 FEET TO THE NORTH SIDE OF PROPOSED 10TH STREET, THENCE WEST ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF SAID PROPOSED 10TH STREET 65 FEET TO THE POINT, THENCE NORTH 130 FEET TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF 4TH STREET, THENCE EAST ALONG THE SOUTHSIDE OF 4TH STREET 65 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, BEING KNOWN AS LOTS 5 AND 6 AND LOTS 14 AND 15, OF BLOCK 1, OF A PROPOSED PLAT BY YOUNG AND CROSSDELL FOR FRANK E WOOD, OF A PROPOSED SUBDIVISION BY FRANK E WOOD, OF A PROPOSED SUBDIVISION BY FRANK E WOOD OF LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK 3, SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, LYING EAST OF THE ATLANTIC COAST LINE RAILROAD IN THE CITY OF AVON PARK, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on SHD LEGAL GROUP P.A., Plaintiff's attorneys, whose address is 2691 East Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 303, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306, within 30 days from first date of publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before s ervice on Plaintiff's attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on November 26, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk December 2, 9, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 282010CA000372XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MILTON HINDS; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated September 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 282010CA00372XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and MILTON HINDS; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DE-F ENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. at Highlands County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 4th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 25, BLOCK 168, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION 16, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE(S CORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHL ANDS 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 D AYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on September 24, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k AS DEPUTY CLERK 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282009CA000959AOOOXX BAC HOE LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. MARIA PAGANI; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIA PAGANI; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 1st day of August, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282009CA000959AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOE LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., is the Plaintiff and MARIA PAGANI and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIA PAGANI IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTH OUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 9th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13, BLOCK 13, 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 NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 D AYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 16th day of November, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-000482 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AUGUST 1, 2006, ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-FM1, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, Plaintiff, vs. ANNIEBETH NACINO AND ELIZER NACINO, et al. Defendant. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 6, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2009-CA-000482 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AUGUST 1, 2006, ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-FM1, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, is the Plaintiff and ANNIEBETH NACINO AND ELIZER NACINO; HORNICK HOMES, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are the Defendant(s Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on February 6, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 44, IN BLOCK 740, OF A 1989 REPLAT OF UNIT 15, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 40, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 15 R1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 64, 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 o wner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 8th day of November, 2012. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863 534-4690, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 Florida Relay Service 711. December 2, 9, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11-000560GCA FLAGSTAR BANK FSB, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER R. SOX AND ROBIN S. SOX, et al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 6, 2012, and entered in Case No. 11-000560GCA of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR BANK FSB, is the Plaintiff and CHRISTOPHER R. SOX; ROBIN S. SOX; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendant(s Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on February 7, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 26, BLOCK 58, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7th day of November, 2012. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863 534-4690, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 Florida Relay Service 711. 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 10000425GCS DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. GINEL SANCHEZ, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 30, 2012, and entered in Case No. 10000425GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which Bank of America, N.A., is the Plaintiff and Ginel Sanchez, Lucia Vaquez, Any And All Unknown Parties Claiming by, Through, Under, And Against The Herein named Individual Defendant(s Known To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim An Interest in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S outh Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 4th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 1, IN BLOCK C, OF SPRING LAKE VILLAGE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 609 LIMETREE DR, SEBRING, FL 33876 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 31st day of October, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813 (813 eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com MA 11-99787 If you are a person with a disability who needs any a ccommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863 534-4690, within two (2 ceipt of this (describe notice voice impaired, call TDD (863 ida Relay Service 711. To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court, 590 S. 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C M Y K LOST! GOLDMEN'S WEDDING BAND w/Diamond Pendant attached. Reward. Very Sentimental. Call 863-414-0932. 1200Lost & Found 1100Announcements IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO. JP12-000401-XX IN THE INTEREST OF: C., J. J. dob 03/21/2012 Minor child SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND GUARDIANSHIP THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO: TOMEKA COZART DOB: 7/17/79 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in the above styled Court by the Department of Children & Families, seeking the termination of your parental rights to: J .J. C. a black male child born March 21, 2012 mother Tomeka Cozart a nd you are hereby commanded to personally appear before the Honorable Peter F. Estrada, Circuit Judge, in the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, State of Florida, on the 19th day of December, 2012 at 11:00 A.M., a t the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, Courtroom 1A. YOU MUST PERSONALLY APPEAR ON THE DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION.YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REQUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at 1968 Sebring Parkway, Sebring FL 33870, Telephone (863 later than seven (7 h earing impaired, (TDD Voice (V Service. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK DATED THIS 15TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2012. By: /s/ Anita E. Reiley Deputy Clerk (Clerk's Seal November 18, 25; December 2, 9, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE No.: 2009-CA-1600 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP; Plaintiff, vs. CECELIA HIGH, et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 2009-CA-1600 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Flori da, wherein, BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff and CECELIA HIGH, et. al., are Defen dants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida at the hour of 11:00 A.M., on the 14th day of December, 2012, the following described property: LOT 1, BLOCK 24, SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES SECTION C, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 19th day of November, 2012. BOB GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk November 25; December 2, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282012CA000933GCAXMX SECTION NO. 10 MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. R.T. BOWERS ELECTRIC, INC, a Florida corporation; RICHARD T. BOWERS; LOTTIE K. BOWERS; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 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C M Y K By TAYLOR TUBBS N ews-Sun correspondentS EBRING Firemans Field was lit up on Thursday night as the Lady Blue Streaks took on the Lake Wales Highlanders with a full moon shining down on the field. The full moon proved not to be a good luck sign for the Streaks, however, as they had a narrow loss to the H ighlanders with a 2-1 final score. W hen the whistle blew and the game began, Sebring had a strong start when an immed iate charge was led and a shot on goal was taken. This may have established some early aggression, but the shot couldnt find its mark and the Lady H ighlanders answered right b ack. Lake Wales would retaliate d irectly when a shot would lead to the first goal of the night, still less than one minute into the game. For the rest of the first half the Sebring defense was able to show their strengths by holding off the oncoming Highlanders. I feel like we have a really strong defense, said head coach Richie Birdsall. And were only getting better K eeper Shannon B loemsma had a number of great saves throughout the n ight. The Sebring defense would suffer a chink in their defensive line when Heather Bloemsma was taken out due to an injury 23 minutes in to the match. She has a pretty good knot on her ankle. Were hoping its just a sprain, said B irdsall. Ashley Longabaugh would make a strong offensive attempt when the Lake Wales keeper received her shot on goal in the final 10 minutes of the first half. The second half would start off in a similar manor to the first, with the Lady Blue Streaks bounce back to beat Hardee Friday SPORTS B SE CTION Inside This Section T rail Association activities . .4B Happenings at YMCA . . .4B Prep Football Scores . . .4B News-Sun Sunday, December 2, 2012 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lady Devil Jasmine Wilson powered her way to a win for the Lady Devils in Thursdays county meet at the Firemens Fieldhouse. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Bria Wilson drives the lane for two of her nine points in L ake Placids first of two wins over Mulberry Friday night. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Impressive performances abounded Thursday as the threec ounty contenders converged at the Firemens F ieldhouse Thursday for an early meeting in the G irls Weightlifting season. M uch like the first dual meeting with Lake Placid the week prior, Sebrings depth proved the difference in getting the overall win, though the Dragons and Lady Red Devils had their share of top finishes as well. Blue Streak Angela Dennard had the highest combined lifts of the day, powering up 140 pounds on the bench press and 120 in the clean-and-jerk to win the Unlimited class with the 260-pound total. Lake Placids Marvishay Sholtz was second, going 125 and 115 for 240, and Avon Parks Phara Cherisme was third, totaling 235. Nykema Thomas got another Sebring win in the 199 class, getting 120 on both lifts for a 240 total, and Lady Dragon Katie Hunter was second. Lake Placid got a win in the 183 class from Bethany Phillips, with a 230-pound combined effort, with Sebrings Monique Michelin taking second. It went to the weigh-in to decide the winner of the 169 class, as Lady Devil Niesha Brown and Blue Streak Michelle Volny both combined their lifts to the tune of 235 pounds. Brown would get the tie-breaker, leaving Volny second and fellow Lady Streak Jessica Belcher third at 210. Avon Park got another win in the 154 class, with Jasmine Wilson wowing her competitors with a 130 on the bench, and then adding an even 100 in the clean for a 230 total. Lake Placids Dani Dagle was second, with dueling 105s, and Sebrings Teresa Ware went 95 and 105 for third. The Lady Streaks would then get the top two spots in each of the next descending weight classes. In the 139 class, Denise Constant totaled 215 for first, Monica Tookes finished with 185 for second and Avon Parks RiCoby Jefferson went for 180 for third. Imani Powell won the 129 class with a 240 total, Febe Murillo overcame a misstep in one of her clean-and-jerk attempts, that saw the bar go a little too far back and drop behind her, to get a 200 total for second, while Lady lifters muscling up See GWL, Page 3B By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID It was Alex Coynes night Friday, in more ways than one. Aside from readying to lead her team against visiting Mulberry in girl-boy district doubleheader in the Green Dragon Gym, Coyne spent the preceding weeks building up the event for a cause. And so it was Pink Out night as the team and community, after a pre-game barbecue, gave the gymnasium a pinkish hue, wearing the T-shirts that Coyne had procured and offered for sale and seemingly sold out with all proceeds going to the families of Sydnee Crowe and Unique Bryant. And if that werent enough of a worthwhile effort, Coyne then went out and lead the Lady Dragons to a 56-19 win over the Panthers. Mulberry got on the board first, draining a three in the opening minute and Lake Placid proceeded to miss its first four free-throw attempts. But Coyne got it going with consecutive steals and scores. The Panthers would fight back some in the opening stanza, but Coyne added a free throw and then two three pointers in the waning minutes for a 15-10 lead after one. Coyne added another three to start the second and would hit two more before the half, along with four free throws, to push the lead to 38-14 at the break. The Southern Mississippi signee would score just one more bucket in the second half, giving her a game-high 26, but dished out three more assists. Bria Wilson picked up the second-half scoring load, hitting 3-of-4 free throws, scoring an inside hoop and then hit nothing but the bottom of the net on a three-pointer. Katelyn Reed also added three scores in the paint and tallied eight on the night. s still a work in progress, head coach Jackie Coyne said afterward. Brias really starting to step up as a scoring threat and were seeing progress every day The progress, and positive momentum, carried over into Double dip for Dragons See DRAGONS, Page 3B News-Sun photo by TAYLOR TUBBS Kristina Williams clears the ball out of the Sebring zoneT hursday in a narrow loss to visiting Lake Wales. But the Lady Streaks bounced back with a big Friday win over Hardee. Quick hits stop Sebring S ee PITCH, Page 3B Lake Placid55Mulberry18 By ERIKACORD News-Sun correspondentSEBRING The little extra bit of rest to start the seas on extended about one quarter too long Thursday night, as the Blue Streaks dug themselves an early hole they wouldnt be able to dig out of in a 65-55 loss to visiting Ridge. I n recent seasons, head coach Princeton Harris had jumped right from the annual Tip-Off Tournament into t he regular season to get his team going. Often, though, the influx of returning football players c aused a bit of a disconnect given the lack of practice time as a full squad. T his year, Harris sought to hold off on the games in order to give his team more time to gel on the practice floor. But the time between games, nearly two weeks since their last competition, caused an early lull that had the Bolts taking control with a 25-8 tilt after the opening period. e were really pressured in this game, and we turned the ball over too much which gave our offense no chance, said assistant coach LaVaar Scott. But they fought really hard and kept their intensity up the entire game. From there, the Sebring defense kicked into gear and held Ridge to 15 points or fewer in each of the final three quarters while the offense tried to climb back into it. Foul trouble began to plague the Bolts and the Streaks made the most of their chances at the line and began chipping away. Also in the second quarter, freshman Connor Cook grabbed a steal off a rebound battle and took it the length of the floor for a score. But Ridge was able to virtually maintain the lead, though not extend it, as the teams went into the half with a 38-22 margin. It was a back-and-forth third period, with the Bolts adding a deuce to their lead, to make it a 53-35 difference heading into the final eight minutes. And thats where the continued intensity took hold and began to bring the boys in blue back. The Streaks got scoring contributions across the board as they poured in 20 points over the final span. And though it would cut the lead to a respectable spread by the end, that 17-point difference in the opening frame was just too much to overcome. Decaris Jones lead the Sebring scoring effort with 10, while Josh Austin, Luke Ancrum and Cook each tallied six. Our best competition of the season will probably be our district games and we want to do our best to extend our season (by doing well in district biggest problem we have right now is dealing with the (defensiveWe really need to work on dealing with that better The Streaks are on the road this week, traveling to Lake Region Monday and facing Ridge in a rematch Thursday. News-Sun Sports Editor Dan Hoehne contributed to this story. Streaks just miss striking Ridge News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Decaris Jones lead the Streaks with 10 points Thursday night.


C M Y K Sebring Elks Golf TourneySEBRING The Sebring Elks Lodge No. 1529 monthly golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club on Monday, Dec. 3, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $32.00 which includes golf, cart, lunch and prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com or leave a message on 471-3295. Check in by 7:40 a.m. by the Pro Shop.Franza inductionA VON PARK Its never too early to secure a spot to take in Joe Franzas induction into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. T ickets are not available at the door. The 37th FACAHall of Fame induction c eremonies will be on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 013 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, beginning with a Noon luncheon. The luncheon and induction are open to all friends and family, at $35 per person if purchased prior to Friday, Dec. 21. Tickets after this dates will be $50 each, and no tickets will be sold after Friday, Jan. 4. Luncheon tickets can be purchased by contacting FACAat (85017, or PO Box 13805, Tallahassee, FL32317. Tickets are not mailed, but held at the door for pick up. Hotel reservations are available at (386 FACAGroup rate of $99. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor given by the FACAand is designed to recognize FACAmembers for years of coaching tenure in Florida high schools, for dedication to the FACAand for outstanding coaching accomplishments. Dont miss out on seeing one of Highlands Countys own bestowed with this great honor.Horseshoe ClubSEBRING The Highlands County Horseshoe Club league play began on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Lee Palmer Complex, 439 Pine St., in Sebring. The league is open to all men and women who like to pitch horseshoes, with play getting underway at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call Irve Swihart at 452-6899.Meals on Wheels GolfSEBRING The 13th Annual Meals on Wheels Golf Tournament will tee off at Harder Hall Country Club on Saturday, Dec. 1. Benefitting the Sebring Meals on Wheels program, the tournament will be a Foursome Scramble format with an 8:30 shotgun start. The entry fee of $75 per person, $300 per team, includes golf, continental breakfast, lunch and awards. There will be a million dollar hole-inone contest, $20,000 putting contest, hole-in-one prizes on all par-3s, including car, trip and cash prizes. For more information, call 402-1818, or email MOW@stratonet .LP Senior SoftballLAKEPLACID Lake Placid Senior Softball is currently holding practice on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at the Lake June Ballfield. If you are 50+ and enjoy playing the game for fun, come out, hit and field a few, and get ready for the 2013 season which opens the first week in January. For information, visit lpsoftball.com .Highlands Senior SoftballSEBRING The Highlands County Senior softball over 60 league will be playing starting play on Monday, Jan. 7, w ith games taking place each Monday and Wednesday. To sign up, or for more informatio n, call John Kloet at 655-5241 or Steve Blazing at 382-6442.Jingle Bell 5KA VONPARK The Jarrett Family Foundation will be presenting the Jingle Bell Fun Run 5K on Friday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Union Congregational Church in Avon Park. Registration fee is $15, and registration forms can be picked up at Avon Elementary, Park Elementary, Avon Park Middle and High School, or access online through any of the schools. All proceeds from the race will go to benefit the four Avon Park schools.Sebring 70s SoftballSEBRING Seniors 70 and older will be organizing a league starting in early January. It will be a drafted league. Games will be played at the Highlan ds County Sports Complex on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. Interested seniors should contact Harry B ell at 382-0542 or Bill Todd at 3855632, or see them at the Sports Complex on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.Lunch for Cozs Youth BowlersLAKEPLACID Hot dogs, hamburge rs, cheeseburgers and sausage sandwiches will be featured at a food sale Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Lake Placid Do It Best Quality Hardware in the Winn Dixie Plaza, Lake Placid. One hundred-percent of the proceeds benefit the youth bowlers scholarship program in which more than 30 youth bowlers are currently involved. So bring your family and friend and come buy lunch from the youth bowlers of Cozs in Lake Placid.LP Elks Hoop ShootLAKEPLACID Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 and Lake Placid Middle School Athletic Department announces the 2012-2013 annual hoop shoot. Area youth ages 8-13 can show their free-throw talents at the Elks Hoop Shoot Free-Throw Contest scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15, at 9 a.m. at the Lake Placid High School. The competition is free. Acopy of the childs birth certifica te will be required at registration. Registration can be obtained in advance at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge by calling 465-2661 for registration forms. Registration will also be held at 8 a.m., prior the contest. Boys and girls participate in separa te contest/divisions and three age categories in each division: ages 8-9; ages 10-11, and ages 12-13. Contestants must be 8 years old and no more than 13 years old as of April 1, 2013, to participate. For state contests and beyond, the Elks National Foundation covers all program costs, including participant transportation, food and housing expenses Local winners of each division and age category can advance through district, state, regional and national competitions. Names of the national winners will be inscribed on the Elks National Hoop Shoot plaque, on permanent display in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. Any questions, contact John Holbrook at 465-5941. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England830.727407244 Miami560.455211226 N.Y. Jets470.364221290 Buffalo470.364243319 South WLTPctPFPA Houston1010.909327211 Indianapolis740.636230273 Tennessee470.364238335 Jacksonville290.182188308 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore920.818283219 Pittsburgh650.545231210 Cincinnati650.545282247 Cleveland380.273209248 West WLTPctPFPA Denver830.727318221 San Diego470.364245237 Oakland380.273218356 Kansas City1100.091161301NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants740.636305226 Washington560.455295285 Dallas560.455242262 Philadelphia380.273184282 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta1110.917317229 Tampa Bay650.545310254 New Orleans570.417321327 Carolina380.273214265 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago830.727277175 Green Bay740.636273245 Minnesota650.545248249 Detroit470.364267280 West WLTPctPFPA San Francisco821.773276155 Seattle650.545219185 St. Louis461.409205254 Arizona470.364180227 ___ Thursdays Game Atlanta 23, New Orleans 13 Sundays Games Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Green Bay, 1 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Carolina at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Arizona at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Detroit, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Buffalo, 1 p.m. New England at Miami, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Cincinnati at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 4:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:20 p.m. Mondays Game N.Y. Giants at Washington, 8:30 p.m.AFCLEADERSQuarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt Brady, NE4212743299243 P. Manning, DN4092773260268 Rthlsbrgr, PIT316209 2287174 Schaub, HOU3782452855199 Dalton, CIN37423727692311 Rushers AttYdsAvgLGTD A. Foster, HOU2691064 3.964612 C. Johnson, TN1919424.9383t4 Ridley, NE2069394.56418 J. Charles, KC1959284.7691t3 Spiller, BUF1238306.7556t4 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD Wayne, IND84110513.230t3 Welker, NE8096112.0593 A. Jhnsn, HOU69105815.360t3 A. Green, CIN67102215.373t10 D. Thomas, DN61101516.671t6N FCLEADERSQuarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt A. Rodgers, GB379 2522838287 Griffin III, WAS3042052497164 A. Smith, SF2171521731135 M. Ryan, ATL46231235902213 J. Freeman, TB3491992761217 Rushers AttYds AvgLGTD Peterson, MIN21312365.80747 M. Lynch, SEA23110514.5577t5 Do. Martin, TB21810504.8270t9 Morris, WS2089824.7239t6 Gore, SF1769145.19375 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD Witten, DAL827108.7351 B. Marshall, CH81101712.6458 C. Jhnson, DET73125717.2534 Gonzalez, ATL6971210.3256 R. White, ATL67100315.0594EASTERN CONFERENCESemifinals D.C. United vs. New York D.C. United 1, New York 1 New York 0, D.C. United 1, D.C. United advances 2-1 on aggregate Kansas City vs. Houston Houston 2, Kansas City 0 Kansas City 1, Houston 0, Houston advances 2-1 on aggregate CHAMPIONSHIP Houston 3, D.C. United 1 D.C. United 1, Houston 1, Houston advances on 4-2 aggregateWESTERN CONFERENCESemifinals San Jose vs. Los Angeles Los Angeles 0, San Jose 1 San Jose 1, Los Angeles 3, Los Angeles advances 3-2 on aggregate Seattle vs. Real Salt Lake Seattle 0, Real Salt Lake 0 Real Salt Lake 0, Seattle 1, Seattle advances 1-0 on aggregate CHAMPIONSHIP Los Angeles 3, Seattle 0 Seattle 2, Los Angeles 1, Los Angeles advances on 4-2 aggregateMLS CUPSaturday, Dec. 1: Houston at Los Angeles, lateEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Brooklyn114.733 New York114.733 Philadelphia106.6251.5 Boston97.5632.5 Toronto413.2358 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami113.786 Atlanta95.6432 Charlotte78.4674.5 Orlando510.3336.5 Washington113.07110 Central Division WLPctGB Milwaukee77.500 Chicago77.500 Indiana88.500 Detroit512.2943.5 Cleveland412.2504WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB Memphis122.857 San Antonio134.765.5 Houston78.4675.5 Dallas79.4386 New Orleans410.2868 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City134.765 Utah98.5294 Denver89.4715 Minnesota78.4675 Portland610.3756.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB Golden State96.600 L.A. Clippers96.600 L.A. Lakers88.5001.5 Phoenix710.4123 Sacramento411.2675 ___ Thursdays Games Miami 105, San Antonio 100 Golden State 106, Denver 105 Fridays Games Philadelphia 104, Charlotte 98 Toronto 101, Phoenix 97 Brooklyn 98, Orlando 86 Boston 96, Portland 78 Cleveland 113, Atlanta 111 New York 108, Washington 87 Minnesota 95, Milwaukee 85 Memphis 90, Detroit 78 Oklahoma City 106, Utah 94 Indiana 97, Sacramento 92 L.A. Lakers 122, Denver 103 Saturdays Games Portland at Cleveland, late Brooklyn at Miami, late Philadelphia at Chicago, late Utah at Houston, late Oklahoma City at New Orleans, late Memphis at San Antonio, late Boston at Milwaukee, late Detroit at Dallas, late Indiana at Golden State, late Sacramento at L.A. Clippers, late Sundays Games Phoenix at New York, 12 p.m. Orlando at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.LEADERSScoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL13810841627.7 Durant, OKC13812442626.6 Anthony, NYK1307937126.5 James, MIA1295132725.2 Harden, HOU11011836824.5 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Varejao, CLE8112820914.9 Randolph, MEM6410717113.2 Asik, HOU5812718512.3 Faried, DEN759517011.3 Hickson, POR639315611.1 Lee, GS3711515210.9 Assists GASTAVG Rondo, BOS1418112.9 Paul, LAC151449.6 Holiday, PHL151369.1 Vasquez, NO141238.8 Williams, BRO141238.8 Steals GSTAVG Jennings, MIL13382.92 Paul, LAC15422.80 Conley, MEM12262.17 Matthews, POR15322.13 Kidd, NYK12252.08 Blocks GBLKAVG Ibaka, OKC16503.13 Hibbert, IND15463.07 Howard, LAL15422.80 Lopez, Bro14352.50 Duncan, SAN16402.50BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESFailed to offer INF Mark Reynolds, INF Omar Quintanilla and RHP Stu Pomeranz 2013 contracts. BOSTON RED SOXNamed Victor Rodriguez major league assistant hitting coach. Failed to offer RHP Scott Atchison, LHP Rich Hill and OF Ryan Sweeney 2013 contracts. CHICAGO WHITE SOXFailed to offer RHP Anthony Carter and INF Dan Johnson 2013 contracts. Announced RHP Philip Humber was claimed off waivers by Houston. TAMPA BAY RAYSFailed to offer OF Ben Francisco a 2013 contract. TEXAS RANGERSFailed to offer C Geovany Soto, INF-OF Brandon Snyder and RHP Jake Brigham 2013 contracts. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSReleased RHP Brad Bergesen. Failed to offer C Wilbert Nieves a 2013 contract. ATLANTA BRAVESTraded RHP Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels for RHP Jordan Walden. Claimed RHP David Carpenter off waivers from Boston. Failed to offer RHP Jair Jurrjens and RHP Peter Moylan 2013 contracts. CHICAGO CUBSFailed to offer INF Ian Stewart, RHP Zach Putnam and RHP Jaye Chapman 2013 contracts. Assigned RHP Casey Coleman outright to Iowa (PCL MIAMI MARLINSClaimed 1B/OF Joe Mahoney off waivers from Baltimore. MILWAUKEE BREWERSFailed to offer LHP Manuel Parra a 2013 contract. NEW YORK METSFailed to offer OF Andres Torres, RHP Mike Pelfrey and RHP Manny Acosta 2013 contracts. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESFailed to offer OF Nathan Schierholtz a 2013 contract.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBAFined the San Antonio Spurs organization $250,000 for sending four players home before their Nov. 29 game in Miami. TORONTO RAPTORSSigned G-F Mickael Pietrus. Waived F Dominic McGuire.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined Cincinnati OT Andrew Whitworth, Oakland DL Desmond Bryant, Oakland DL Lamarr Houston, Oakland DL Tommy Kelly and Oakland DL Matt Shaughnessy, $26,250 each for fighting in Nov. 25 game. Fined Washington CB DeAngelo Hall $20,000 for a horse-collar tackle and $15,750 for a late hit in Nov. 22 game at Dallas. Fined Green Bay S Jerron McMillian $21,000 for helmet-to-helmet contact with defenseless New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett in Nov. 25 game and Carolina RB Mike Tolbert $21,000 for a blindside block during a kickoff against Philadelphia in Nov. 26 game. Fined New Orleans DT Brodrick Bunkley $20,000 for kicking the back of the helmet of San Francisco OL Alex Boone in Nov. 25 game. Fined Houston DE J.J. Watt $15,750 for roughing the passer in Nov. 22 game at Detroit, Kansas City OL Donald Stephenson $15,750 for unnecessary roughness in Nov. 25 game against Denver, Chicago LB Brian Urlacher $15,750 for horse-collar tackle on Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson; and St. Louis DE Chris Long $15,750 for striking Arizona QB Ryan Lindley in the head. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Ft.Meade,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Hardee, 6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Avon Park,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Avon Park,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Okeechobee,5:30/7 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Lake Region,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Lake Region, 6 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Soccer vs.Tenoroc,7 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Tenoroc,6:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at Ridge,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Lake Wales, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Auburndale,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Auburndale,6 /7:30 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Lake Placid,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Lake Placid,5:30 p.m. T HURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Mulberry,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Mulberry,6 p.m. C C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . BCS Selection Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change W W O O M M E E N N S S C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Maryland at Connecticut. . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Georgetown vs. Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . Oklahoma at Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Connecticut vs. North Carolina State . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . Northwestern at Baylor . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2G G O O L L F F S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . PGA World Challenge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C C 3 3 p p . m m . Nedbank Golf Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FN N F F L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Jacksonville at Buffalo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 6 6 1 1 p p . m m . New England at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 1 1 0 0 1 1 p p . m m . Regional Arizona at N.Y. Jets or Minnesota at Green Bay or Carolina at Kansas City . F F O O X X 3 3 6 6 4 4 p p . m m . Pittsburgh at Baltimore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 4 4 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 8 8 : : 2 2 0 0 p p . m m . P hiladelphia at Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . N .Y. Giants at Washington . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NS S K K I I I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . USSA Birds of Prey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C C LIVESPORTSONTV National Football League NBA NBA MLS Playoffs Page 2BNews-SunSunday, December 2, 2012w ww.newssun.com


C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 2, 2012Page 3B WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 4 4 9 9 Lady Devil Jakeeva Johnson tallied a 175 total for third. L iz Whitehead and Shanajh Heath then went first and second, respectively, in the 119 class, totaling 160 and 150, while Lake P lacids Cheyenne Slade t ook third at 135. Chanell Harris got one m ore class win for Sebring at 110, combining a 75pound bench and 85-pound c lean for a 160 total. The Lady Dragons took the next two spots with Emily Waldron taking second at 150 and Brandy McMahon third at 145. And each county team got on the board in the 101 class, with Lady Devil Sara Becerra taking first at 170, Sebrings Kayla Bowen totaling 130 for second and Lake Placids Angel Nieto 115 for third. s interesting this time of year, Dragon head coach D onald Ridgeway said. The experienced girls are working their way up and the new girl are still figuring it out. T oo often, theyre not sure they can lift a certain weight, theyre scared to try it, so its about getting them past that. Sometimes theyll get ready to try a certain weight and Ill look at it and say, No, you can do more than that, he continued. I try to challenge them to overcome it and then they really s tart to make progress. All the teams will be l ooking for that progress to continue Friday as they travel to the LaBelle Invitational. Continued from 1B the nightcap as well, with the b oys squad topping the Panthers by a 42-35 c ount to get their first w in of the young season. The Dragons lead in each of the four quarters, though by no more than two, and held off Mulberry to get into the win column. Nick Tuason lead the way with 12 points, while A nfernee Munnings filled out his score sheet with 11 p oints, six rebounds, three assists and three s teals. Scott Colley added s even points for Lake Placid. Both squads have a quick turnaround and are back at it Monday, both on the road, as the girls travel to Hardee and the boys are at Fort Meade. Continued from 1B GWL moves to LaBelle this week News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Emily Waldron pushes through her bench press and took second in her weight class Thursday. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE A nfernee Munnings goes up and under on this drive and filled his stat line out quite fully Friday in the Dragons first win of the season. Dragons make it two over Mulberry Highlanders coming out strong. They scored, again within the first minute, but this time a handball in the goalie box gave Lake Wales a chance for a penalty kick that they capitalized on. S ebring was stronger in the second half and had more shot attempts on goal. One of these attempts would deliver seven minutes into the second half when Haylee Peters made the first g oal for Sebring. This would be the final goal of the night for either side, as both the Sebring and H ighlander defenses held strong. Taryn OBannon had a number of strong clears throughout the night, and Mariana Becker was a key defensive player as well. As strong as Sebring played, the end result would still favor Lake Wales 2-1. I feel like were getting closer to the top tier in our district, Birdsall said. eve won one, and lost t he last two by just one goal. The girls more than made up for that margin Friday with a 3-0, non-district win against visiting Hardee. Julia Von Fleet scored twice for the Streaks and Peters added the other, while the defense was itsgenerally stingy self. And while sidelined from her injury the night before, Heather Bloemsma looked on earnestly from the sideline. Once we got a taste of the back of the net I wasn't worried because I knew everyone wanted that win,s he said before elaborating on her injury. Its sore and swollen, but Im walking on it better. They said its a high ankle sprain, but Is hould be fine soon. Perhaps in time for T uesdays tilt at Tenoroc, though more likely for Thursdays road game at A uburndale. News-Sun Sports Editor Dan Hoehne contributed to this story. Continued from 1B Pitch perfect for Lady Streaks Friday Lake Placid42M ulberry35 Too often, theyre not sure they can lift a certain weight, theyre scared t o try it. D ONALDRIDGEWAY Lake Placid head coach I feel like were getting closer to the top tier in our district. RICHIEBIRDSALL Sebring head coach


C M Y K Class 8A Region Finals Apopka 52, Fletcher 19 Christopher Columbus Catholic 36, Miami Killian 19 Cypress Bay 31, Seminole Ridge 14 Dr. Phillips 31, East Lake 21 Class 7A Region Finals Kissimmee Osceola 21, Newsome 18 Lincoln 35, Oviedo 29 Manatee 51, Fort Pierce Central 0 St. Thomas Aquinas 38, Boyd Anderson 24 Class 6A Region Finals Gainesville 42, Armwood 10 M iami Central 38, Palm Bay 2 Naples 41, Mainland 14 Navarre 28, Columbia 21 Class 5A R egion Finals Godby 64, Bishop Kenny 29 Immokalee 38, Lake Wales 21 Miami Jackson 33, Glades Central 24 Robinson 49, Pasco 21 Class 4A State Semifinals Bolles School 45, Yulee 35 Miami Washington 41, Cocoa 13 Class 3A State Semifinals Fort Lauderdale University 42, Clearwater C entral Catholic 0 Madison County 27, Orlando The First Academy 3 Class 2A State Semifinals Dade Christian 27, First Baptist 13 University Christian 26, Warner Christian 21 Class 1A State Semifinals Northview 48, Liberty County 14 Trenton 36, Newberry 35, OT Friday, November 30 Page 4BNews-SunSunday, December 2, 2012w ww.newssun.com DOTY, KIP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; brad & aaron doty golf tourney; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 0 0 8 8 ringling bros.; 5.542"; 10"; Black; ringling bros. circus; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Bruce Moellendick, former PGA trainer, is the instructor for the YMCAs youth golf program starting in December. The classes will be held twice a week for four weeks for ages 5 to 15, cost is $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. For more information on this program please contact us at 382-9622 ask for Kevin Stoker. Master Val Henry and Master Hank Henry have joined the YMCAteam inp roviding authentic tradit ional martial arts. Master Henry has trained many state, national, and international champions over the past 24 years. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. starting at the b eginning of each month. Cost is $50 for members, $60 for non-members. We offer a wonderful Gymnastics program starting from preschool to advance. If you would like to get your child in Gymnastics call the Y and ask out about our classes. We do registration at the beginning of each month. Prices have been pro-rated d ue to the holiday season. Upcoming Events Christmas at the Y Its the Holiday Season andt he YMCAis getting in the mood with our 2nd annual Christmas at the Y. On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the YMCAwill be hosting a night full of fun, including: Abig slide, bounce house, games, free candy and prizes, a cake walk, concessions, crafts, Christmas storytelling, and free pictures with Santa Claus. Tickets are $2 per person. There will be live entertainment with a line-up of Michelle Cathey, Justus Martin, The WacasterF amily, and Nala Price. YMCAs Last Day 5K The YMCAis looking forward to bringing in the New Year with our 3rd annual Last Day 5K. The race will take place at the Yon Saturday, Dec. 29. The cost is $20 by December 26 or $25 anytime after that. Children 10 years old and under are $10. Pre-registration starts at 8 a.m. and goes to 8:45 a.m. on race day, race time is 9 a.m. Camp Holiday Hoopla The YMCAis offering 8 days of fantastic fun. The Camp Holiday Hoopla will be taking placeD ecember 20, 21, 26-28, and January 2-4. The camp hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and it will include a wide range of activities like arts and crafts, g ymnastics, a field trip, fitness and nutrition, and all kinds of sports. Ages include 5-12 and camp fees are $15 for one time registration, a $20 daily fee, or if you would like to do all eight days it is $125. T-shirts and lunch will be provided. Open House at the Y Looking to join a gym that fits your needs? Why not join the YMCA? W e have been meeting the needs of Highlands County for over 25 years and we offer something for everyone. On Saturday, Jan. 5, stop in to the Highlands County Family YMCAfor our Open House. From 9 a.m.-2 p.m. the YMCAwill be giving free tours and offering membership specials that include waiving joiner fees, health assessments, and BOGO rates on our daily punch cards. Y MCAhas not only one, but two heated pools and a splash pad for your family to enjoy. C ome check us out and enjoy the water. Pool Hours MondayFriday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. For questions contact the Y at 382-9622 Plenty going on at the YMCA Special to the News-SunSaturday, Dec. 8 Adowntown Lakeland walking tour. We will meet for a light dinner or sandwich at The Chop Shop and then a walking tour of downtown Lakelands Christmas deco-r ations and historic sites. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring warm hat, gloves, etc., for the walk and m oney to purchase dinner. Contact Ken Williams at ( 863) 602-5185, or email d ec1966@aol.com for meetup time and other details. Saturday, Dec. 15 Day Hike (and/or camp overnight in the parks campground Fri-Sun by reserving your own site), at Lake Kissimmee State Park. Abeautiful park with a cow camp where old-time relics are on display, an old timer to tell stories of years gone by and an observation tower on the lake. Bring water, snacks and lunch, sun and insect protection for hiking. Note: RSVPfor hiking to B etty Piper at 863-293-3053 or email bpiper2005@aol.com for meet-up time and other d etails. If camping (tent or RV), m ake a reservation at R eserveAmerica.com, and RSVPto Teresa Newgent at (813 newgt7@yahoo.com Bring a dish for the pot luck dinner on Saturday evening, and a gag gift for the gift exchange if you wish to participate. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 29-30 Overnight Backpacking Trip at the Arbuckle portion of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest. This is a follow-up to the Backpacking 101 Course held on Dec. 1 and is onlyt hose who have completed the Backpacking 101 Course or those who have had previous backpacking experience. T he trail leads through moderately rolling hills with p ine forests, prairies, wetl ands, scrub and marshy lakeshore along the west side of Lake Arbuckle. Bring backpacking equipment, hiking shoes, brimmed hat, water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection. Contact David Waldrop at 863-605-3587 for meet-up time and other details. Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter December Activities Florida Prep Football Scores B y KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated PressORLANDO Joe Johnson had 22 points and the Brooklyn Nets earned their fifth straight victory, holding off the Orlando Magic 98-86 on Friday night. Gerald Wallace added 20 points, including five 3pointers, as all five Nets starters reached double figures. They beat the Magic for the third time this season and wrapped up their threegame road trip in Miami on Saturday. Glen Davis had 16 points to lead the Magic, who lost their third straight game. Brooklyn center Brook Lopez missed his first game of the season with a mild right foot sprain. He is day to day. Orlando begins a fivegame road trip Sunday in Los Angeles. Nets topple Magic 98-86


C M Y K B y KEVIN FREKING Associated PressWASHINGTON A merican consumers have shown about as much appetite for the $1 coin as kids do their spinach. They may not know whats best fort hem either. Congressional auditors say doing away with dollar bills entirely and replacing them with dollar coins could save taxpayers some $4.4 billion over then ext 30 years. Vending machine operat ors have long championed the use of $1 coins because they dont jam the machines,c utting down on repair costs and lost sales. But most peop le dont seem to like carrying them. In the past five years, the U.S. Mint has produced 2.4 billion Presidential $1 coins. Most are stored byt he Federal Reserve, and production was suspended about a year ago. The latest projection from the GovernmentA ccountability Office on the potential savings from s witching to dollar coins entirely comes as lawmakers begin exploring new waysf or the government to save money by changing the money itself. T he Mint is preparing a report for Congress showing h ow changes in the metal content of coins could save money. The last time the government made major metallurgi-c al changes in U.S. coins was nearly 50 years ago when Congress directed the Mint to remove silver from dimes and quarters and to reduce its content in half dollar coins. Now, Congress is looking atn ew changes in response to rising prices for copper and n ickel. At a House subcommittee hearing Thursday, the focus was on two approaches: Moving to less expens ive combinations of metals like steel, aluminum and zinc. Gradually taking dollar bills out the economy andr eplacing them with coins. The GAOs Lorelei St. James told the House Financial Services panel it would take several years for the benefits of switching from paper bills to dollar coins to catch up with the cost of making the change. Equipment would have to be bought or overhauled and more coins would have to be produced upfront to replace bills as they are taken out of circulation. But over the years, the savings would begin to accrue, she said, largely because a $1 coin could stay i n circulation for 30 years while paper bills have to be r eplaced every four or five years on average. e continue to believe that replacing the note with a coin is likely to provide af inancial benefit to the government, said St. James, who added that such a change would work only if the note was completely eliminated and the public educated about the benefits of the switch. E ven the $1 coins most ardent supporters recognize t hat they havent been popular. Philip Diehl, former director of the Mint, said there was a huge demand for the Sacagawea dollar coinw hen production began in 2001, but as time wore on, people stayed with what they knew best. eve never bitten the b ullet to remove the $1 bill as every other Western economy has done, Diehl said. If you did, it would have the same success the Canadians have had. Beverly Lepine, chief o perating officer of the Royal Canadian Mint, said her c ountry loves its Loonie, the nickname for the $1 coin that includes an image of a loon on the back. The switch went over so well that thec ountry also went to a $2 coin called the Toonie. Rep. Bill Huizenga, RMich., affirmed that Canadians have embraced their dollar coins. I dont know anyone who would go back to the $1 and $2 bills, he said. That sentiment was not s hared by some of his fellow subcommittee members when it comes to the U.S. version. Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., said men dont like carrying ab unch of coins around in their pocket or in their suits. And Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., said the $1 coins have proved too hard to distinguish from quarters. If the people dont want it and they dont want to use i t, she said, why in the world are we even talking about changing it? Its really a matter of just getting used to it, said D iehl, the former Mint director. Several lawmakers were more intrigued with the idea of using different metal com-b inations in producing coins. Rep. Steve Stivers, RO hio, said a penny costs more than 2 cents to make and a nickel costs more than1 1 cents to make. Moving to multiplated steel for coins w ould save the government nearly $200 million a year, he said. T he Mints report, which is due in mid-December, will detail the results of nearly 18 m onths of work exploring a variety of new metal compos itions and evaluating test coins for attributes as hardness, resistance to wear, availability of raw materials and costs. R ichard Peterson, the Mints acting director, declined to give lawmakers a summary of what will be in the report, but he said several promising alternatives were found. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 2, 2012Page 5B 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 AMERICAN GOLF CARTS; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 12/02,12/09,12/16,12/23,12/30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 4 4 9 9 6 6 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 1 2/2/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 1 1 3 3 BUSINESS/MONEY From now until New Years is probably when you have the least amounto f time to spare on mundane financial bookkeeping tasks. But if you can dedicate a few minutes to review your benefits and tax paper-w ork, you might be able to shave hundreds or even t housands of dollars off your 2012 taxes. Here are a few suggest ions: If you havent already m axed out on contributions, ask your employer if you can make a catch-up contribution to your 401(kbb efore years end. Most people can cont ribute up to $17,000 in 2012 (a $500 increase over 2011), plus an additional$ 5,500 if theyre over 50. If you contribute on a p retax basis, your taxable income is reduced, which in turn lowers your taxes.A t a minimum, if your employer offers matching contributions (essentially, f ree money), be sure to contribute at least enough t o take full advantage of the match. If you participate in employer-sponsored flexible spending accounts( FSAs), which let you use pretax dollars to pay for eligible healthcare and dependent care expenses, an important change is coming next year: Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, t he maximum annual contribution for healthcare F SAs will shrink to $2,500 from the $5,000 limit many employers currently offer; however, if your spouse has FSAs at work, you stillm ay contribute up to $2,500 to each account. Dependent care account limits remain unchanged. Its vital to calculate and u se any untapped 2012 account balances before your plan-year deadline (sometimes up to 75 days into the following year); otherwise, youll forfeit the remaining balance. If you have a surplus, consider which 2013 expenses you could pay before Dece. 31, 2012. And, keep the new limit in mind when planning your 2013 healthcare FSA. You can use your healthcare FSAfor copayments, deductibles and medical devices such as glasses, c ontact lenses and braces, among other expenses; over-the-counter medicinesa re only eligible with a doctors prescription (an e xception is made for insulin). Charitable contributions. If you plan to itemize deductions on your2 012 taxes, charitable contributions made to IRSa pproved organizations by December 31, 2012, are generally tax-deductible. I f youve got extra cash now and want to lower y our 2012 taxes even further, consider moving up donations you would have m ade in 2013. Gifts. Unless Congress intervenes, the federal income tax exemption for estate distributionsa nd lifetime gifts will drop from the 2012 limit ($5.12 million) to the pre-2011 level of $1 million (for married couples, it dropsf rom $10.24 million to $2 million); in addition, the t ax rate on gifts or estate distributions above thosel imits will increase from 35 percent in 2012 to 55 percent in 2013. One way to exceed the lifetime gift limit anda void having to file a Gift Tax Return is by giving separate, annual gifts of up to $13,000 per year, per person. (Married couplesf iling jointly can give $26,000 per recipient.) Rules for gift and estate taxes are complex, so read IRS Publication 950 (at www.irs.gov) and consult your financial advisor. This isnt an ideal time to take on any additional tasks, but if some or all of these situations apply, you could considerably lower your tax bill wouldnt that be a great way to start the New Year? Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. On Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMon Last-minute ways to trim your taxes Personal Finance Jason Alderman Congress considers getting rid of $1 bill in favor of coins M etro A $1 bill has an average live of four or five years. A coin, however, lasts around 30.


C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, December 2, 2012www.newssun.com HOBBY HILL FLORIST; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1 1/18,25;12/2,9,16; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 1 1 6 6 6 6 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; new patients accepted; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 1 1 1 1 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 1 1 5 5 Horses by Highlands Art League member Alice Hansen. Special to the News-SunSEBRING For many p eople, the words art league evoke an image of a g roup of venerable elderly ladies who sit around, have tea, and sell expensivep aintings, more concerned with high society than the j oy of art touching the soul. Not so with Highlands Art League. The Highlands Art L eague Yellow House Gallery and Gift Shop has a diverse group of very creative local artists who enjoy their work, and provide theirv isitors with small town charm and friendliness. You will find affordably priced original artwork, prints, notecards, jewelry,t extiles, photography and jewelry in the main gallery a nd the adjoining artist studios. Besides the wonderfula rtwork, you may find just the right gift with a whimsical necklace or earrings, or funky painted furniture. The prices are considerablyl ower than the big city galleries, but with all of the same quality. The Gallery is staffed by the studio artists and volun-t eer members who are happy to give tours, and provide information about the Art League. During the montho f December, the Gallery will provide hot apple cider a nd cookies to help make your holiday shopping experience that much morep leasant. The Art League also hosts m any special events, such as Art Uncorked, and the upcoming ArtWorx series, b esides offering classes in painting and drawing as well as children's pottery classes and Summer Camp. Every second Friday, in conjunc-t ion with Destination Downtown, the Yellow House hosts a new Artist of the Month from 5-8 p.m. with music and lightr efreshments. On Dec.14, Molly D octrow, Curator at the South Florida State CollegeM useum of Florida Art and Culture, will display her Florida woodcuts. Tickets for the upcoming fifth annual InternationalW ine Tasting (Jan. 12 at the Kenilworth Lodge) are available for purchase at the Yellow House Gallery and Gift Shop, as well as onlinea t www.highlandsartleague.org/. The Highlands Art L eagues Village Where Art Livesis located at the Allen Altvater CulturalC enter in Downtown S ebring on the shores of L ake Jackson. The Village consists of four buildings: T he Yellow House Gallery & Gift Shop features studio artists and members gallery; the Visual Arts Center houses art classes for children and adults; MOTA f eatures curated exhibits, art competitions and receptions; and the Clovelly House that is undergoingf inal renovations and will house visiting artists, as well as art business classes for high school students. T he address for the Y ellow House Gallery and Gift Shop is 1989 Lakeview Drive, just across the the parking lot from the SebringP ublic Library. Their hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more informationa bout the Highlands Art League, call 385-5312, or visit www.highlandsartleague.org/. Looking for a unique gift? Do some shoppping at HAL ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands Art League is p resenting ArtWorx, a group of very talented fiber artists who exhibit at the Yellow House Gallery. The ArtWorx artists include Mary Seigfreid, Linn Shimek, Bonnie Srnick and Sandy Spice. M ary Seigfreid is a multi-media artist whose work ranges from the ridiculous to the sublime: fun bike license plates, three dimensional cats, and one of a kind cypress knees. Linn Shimek is a true free motion sewing m achine artist creating multi-dimensional and art quilts. Sandy Spice excels in design, machine applique, and multi-fiber art with an exceptional sense of color. Bonnie Srnick completes the group with her beautiful wall quilts, and paper and fabric collages. The members of ArtWorx have been creating together for several years, and now havet he venue to share with the community. ArtWorx will feature changing monthly exhibits on the first Friday of each month beginning in December. The December show is entitled the The Vessel is The Art. Y ou are welcome to meet these local artists and view their work on Friday, Dec. 7, from 1-3 p.m. at the Yellow House Gallery. For additional information, contact linnshimek@aol.com. The Yellow HouseG allery and Gift Shop is at 1989 Lakeview Drive. The Yellow House hours are Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Additional information may also be obtained by calling 385-5312 or visit www.highlandsartleague.org/. HAL presents ArtWorx C ourtesy photo The members of ArtWorx have been creating together for several years, and now have the venue to share with the community beginning this December. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING For those who love Florida history, or want to learn more, the Highlands County Art League is looking for volunteers to be docents during the Smithsonian Institutes Journey Stories exhibition Dec. 8 through Jan. 19. Docents are volunteers who act as guides or educators. In this case duties include making sure visitors feel welcome, orienting them to the exhibit, explaining what to expect and pointing out special points of interest, and providing information about the Museum of the Arts. Perhaps the most interesting responsibilty is encouraging questions and answering them. Decents attend a training session to make all of this easy. There are two sessions scheduled, both on Thursday, Dec. 6. One is at 1 p.m, the other at 6 p.m. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday for six weeks. Decents work in two-hour shifts. Please call the Art League in advance at 385-5312. Add docent to your resume FINDThe Best Car Deals On Centralfloridawheels.com


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 2, 2012Page 7B INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black plus three; process, 12/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 5 1 1 8 8 S pecial to the News-SunA VON PARK South Florida State Colleges Museum of Florida Art and Culture (SFSC MOFAC) presents its second exhibition of the season, Journey Stories, Dec. 5-J an. 19, SFSC Highlands Campus. SFSC MOFACs Journey Stories exhibition highlights Highlands County residents and SFSC students who moved to the UnitedS tates from other countries, whether to escape political and religious persecution or simply for a dream of a better life. These residents tell their stories through their own words and pictures in a serieso f 25 text panels. I arrived at the airport an hour b efore my flight with nothing more than what I was wearing a kneelength black dress and a pair ofb lack sandals, said Rose Josue, SFSC student. I headed toward the d ouble doors, where my new life awaited on the other side. Other Highlands County residents who share their journey stories are Dr. Tony Y.T. Chen,H erbert Donglasan, Pilar Erikson, Dr. Robert Flores, Owen Jolly, Elsa K ahn, Dr. Michael McLeod, Dr. C.B. and Mrs. Ranjan Patel, SFSC Honors students, and SFSC ESOLs tudents. The exhibition also features w ork by award-winning, contemporary painter Owen Jolly. Aformer high school and college art teacher,J olly also has a background in the field of graphic art and worked as an illustrator in New York City. His a rtwork can be found on the walls of corporate and private collectors i n Jamaica, Canada, England, and the United States. O ther artwork that will also be exhibited include an outdoor installation of hand-painted flags byS FSCs art students that represent the people and cultures seen in the exhibition as well as country flags c reated by SFSC graphic design students, and a display featuring t he Highlands County journey stories of some of SFSCs Honor stud ents in Building B, SFSC Highlands Campus. Ameet and greet with exhibition participantsw ill also be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 17 in SFSC MOFAC. MOFACs Journey Stories exhib ition coincides and is based on the traveling Smithsonian exhibition of t he same name, which is being presented at the Highlands Museum of t he Arts (MOTA) in Sebring. The exhibition is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council, theS FSC Foundation, Inc., and Champion for Children of Highlands County. S FSC MOFAC is open to the public from 12:30-4:30 p.m. W ednesday, Thursday and Friday, one hour prior to each Artist and M atinee Series performance and by appointment for group tours. For more information about the muse-u m and its exhibitions and workshops or to request a museum tour, contact Mollie Doctrow, curator, S FSC MOFAC, at ext. 7240 at 4536661, 465-5300, 773-2252, or 4947 500 or visit the SFSC MOFAC website http://mofac.org/ SFSC MOFAC presents Journey Stories ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT P ictured are Pilar Eriksen (far left. Tony Y.T. Chen (front), and Elsa Kahn (second from right).


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, December 2, 2012www.newssun.com P laces to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the News-Sun at 3856155, ext. 502. A NGLICAN New Life Anglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863 yahoo.com. Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual. 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 routeAvon 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+ 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. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth 445, 4:45 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 6 p.m.; Youth Activities, 67:30 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Sunday broadcast on Cable TV Channel 6. Call 453-6681 for details. In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. 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 S tudy for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL33852 (863ebsite: www.fbclp.com. Email: information@ fbclp.com. Sunday services TraditionalS ervice 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..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. Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults, and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. 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. 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 A rbuckle 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. Rev. Mark McDowell, Pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 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, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired. 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 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 (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 3 3825. Love Christ Love People. Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Home Fellowship Group. For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. 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 (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 readin g room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, 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. 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 routeAvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 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 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP T he bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)h as been deemed the national bird of the United S tates of America for hundreds of years. The h uge bird is indeed an impressive site with its lustrous white head and tail. In the late 20th century, the bird was on the edge of extinction in the UnitedS tates. Fortunately, measures were taken to protect the c reature and it has recovered to a point where it has been removed form the endangereda nd threatened list since 2007. T he bald eagle needs oldgrowth forests composed of coniferous or hardwood trees that have good visibility, open structure and proximityt o prey. The trunks and branches are used for perchi ng, roosting and nesting. These birds prefer habitats near open water with plenty o f fish to prey on. The bald eagles diet consists mostly of fish. Those fortunate enough to have seen a bird of prey hunt,k now that they swoop down and snatch the fish with their razor sharp talons. But eagles are opportunistic feeders and will also dineo n whatever is available, including carrion. They are often spotted near landfills and dumps because they have no problem making a mealo ut of garbage. Small mammals including rabbits, raccoons, beavers and deer fawns are also preyed upon by these large birds. Birds such as ducks, gulls, c oots, egrets, grebes and geese are also on the menu. M any times the ill-fated feathered creature is grabbed out of mid-air while in flightb y the huge eagle. Bald eagles are powerful f liers. They soar in the air and can reach speeds of 3543 miles per hour when gliding and flapping. When diving, they have been clockeda t an amazing 75-99 miles per hour. These birds may m igrate if the nearby water freezes over during the winter. However, if their territory i s close to open water, they may remain in the same area a ll year. If they do migrate, they choose routes that have the optimal thermals,u pdrafts and food sources. Bald eagles are found in most o f North America and northern Mexico. Both sexes, when adults, have a blackish-brown back and breast, a white head,n eck and tail, and yellow feet and beak. When the birds are j uveniles, they are a mixture of brown and white with black beaks. They do not a cquire the adult plumage until they are sexually m ature, which is at about five years. The female is larger than the male with a bodyl ength of 35-37 inches and a wingspan of 79-90 inches. T he average weight for an adult eagle is from ten to fourteen pounds. When the juveniles reach sexual maturity, they usuallyr eturn to the place they were born to mate. These birds m ate for life unless one of the pair dies; then the remaining eagle will choose a n ew mate. The mating ritual is a fascinating site and includes chases, swoops and cartwheels. The two fly up very high then lock togethera nd go into a free fall which lasts until they are very close to the ground at which time they separate. The bald eagle constructs t he largest nest of any bird on the continent; usually about 13 feet deep and over eight feet across with a weight of one metric ton. They will uset he same nest over many years by adding new material, making it larger each time. The nest is usually built at a location that over looks the water. It is constructed ofb ranches. The female of the species will lay between one a nd three eggs a year. Both parents take turns incubating the eggs; one will hunt forf ood while the other minds the nest. T he sound the bird makes is a shrill, high pitched twittering. Even though they dont have vocal cords, they produce sound which comesf rom the syrinx, a bony chamber located where the t rachea divides to go into the lungs. They use these sounds to warn other eagles of preda tors and to bond with each other. Since these large birds are at the top of the food chain, they are quite vulnerable toc hemicals in the environment. During the mid-20th century, the bald eagles population diminished rapidly. It is estimated that in the early1 8th century, their populations numbered between 300,000 and 500,000. By the 1950s there were only 412 nesting pairs in theU .S. Many of the birds were affected by chemicals in the environment while others were shot. In 1967, the bald eagle was declared an endangered species in the U.S. andi n 1972 DDTwas banned. The bird was officially r emoved from the U.S. federal governments list of endangered species in 1995. T oday the image of the bald eagle stands proud on t he Great Seal of the United States, where it is shown grasping thirteen arrows and olive branches with its talons. C orine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. The bald eagle, national bird of the USA, was almost extinct N ews From T he W atershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo Bald eagles are powerful fliers. They soar in the air and can reach speeds of 35-43 miles per hour when gliding and flapping.


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 2, 2012Page 9B EPISCOPAL St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church office 385-7649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, 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 W ay Aplace for you. Office Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INDEPENDENT First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863 Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. 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 Tuesday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. 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 past the four-way stop sign. 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 (863 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Sunday Traditional Worship Service, 8 a.m. ; Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m. Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-27822 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALCAmerican Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday school at 8:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com 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 to2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 67:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 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, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863-655-9163. The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails 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 A cademy 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. and9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org 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: faith@htn.net, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 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, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings: Adult Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery available Youth Group (middle and high school) 7 p.m., RockSolid (kindergarten through fifth grade) 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. 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 s econd 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 at1 0 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863 Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday S chool, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863 Jarrett, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. 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 pro grams, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP By CHRISTYLEMIRE A PMovie CriticL OS ANGELES Killing Them Softly is a stylish and violent dark comedy about low-level gangsters and thugs, set squarely within the U.S. economic collapseo f autumn 2008. In rather heavyhanded fashion, it suggests that the mob functions as a microcosm of American capitalism. Thankfully, Brad Pitt is there to keep it fromg oing under. Alot of movies have tried to get their arms around this complicated topic that affected every single one of us in some way. Heres a look at five that did it successfully:Inside Job(2010W inner of the Academy Award for best documentary feature, direct or Charles Fergusons film accomplishes the difficult task of taking an unwieldy subject and making ita ccessible to a wide audience. You dont have to know the difference b etween a credit default swap and a collateralized debt obligation to feel enraged all over again. Still, its a daunting topic, but with the help ofu ser-friendly graphics and Matt Damons narration, Ferguson breaks down the meltdown into digestible terms without ever condescending. At the same time, hes managed t o make a potentially dry, headacheinducing subject cinematic: Inside Job is gorgeous to look at, shiny and crisp with gleaming cinematography. The Queen of Versailles (2012David and Jackie Siegel are just like us. When the economy collaps-e s, theyre forced to lay off employees, face foreclosure on their house a nd start shopping for their eight kids at Wal-Mart to save money. Except the Siegels are an elderly t ime-share mogul and his muchyounger trophy wife who were in t he midst of building their dream home: a 90,000-square-foot palace that would have been the biggest house in America. Documentarian and photographer Lauren Greenfield just happened to be there to capturei t all, and she never mocks them. The Siegelslifestyle is still outrageous, but the sensation of panic they experience and the strain it puts on their marriage are relatable,t urning The Queen of Versailles from a frothy escape into a sobering reality.Up in the Air (2009Walter Kirns novel, which inspired Jason Reitmans film, cameo ut in 2001 long before the countrys economic collapse. But the story of a guy who jets acrosst he country laying off employees took on a whole new relevance afterward. I t felt especially poignant with the inclusion of real-life people who a greed to go on camera to discuss having recently lost their jobs in the recession. But the star of this six-t ime Oscar nominee, of course, is George Clooney as the charismatic, e fficient and perpetually on-the-go Ryan Bingham. Anna Kendrick and Vera Farmiga are both excellent in supporting roles as the very differ-e nt women who share his journeys.Margin Call (2011First-time writer-director J.C. Chandor recreates the earliest moments of the crisis with the tight time frame and claustrophobic set-t ing of a play. He depicts this devastating moment of volatility with a patter reminiscent of David Mamet, specifically: profane and masculine,w ith rhythmic repetition of certain key phrases. Chandor knows this subject well b ut he also knows well enough to stand back and let the excellent cast of actors hes amassed includingK evin Spacey, Jeremy irons, Zachary Quinto and Paul Bettany d o what they do best. He depicts these dramatic developments without any melodrama, but rathero ffers a steady drumbeat as one person after another comes to the chilli ng realization that were all screwed.oo Big to Fail (2011Curtis Hansons made-for-HBO film, based on Andrew Ross Sorkins book, plays sort of like ad ramatized version of Inside Job. Big-name stars portray the central figures in the financial crisis: William Hurt as Henry Paulson, Paul Giamatti as Ben Bernanke,J ames Woods and Richard Fuld, Bill Pullman as Jamie Dimon and Billy Crudup as Timothy Geithner. The stunt casting gets a little distracting but the scenery-chewingp uts a dramatic (and sometimes humorous) spin on the potentially dry, alienating discussions that takep lace in board rooms and on cellphones between middle-aged white men in suits. A nd of course, there is an inescapable source of tension: This w as real, and it happened, and to some extent it is still happening. Think of any others? Share them with A P Movie Critic Christy Lemire through Twitter: http://twitter.com/christylemire 5 films about the financial crisis you can bank on MOVIES


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They would argue about the smallest things, to the point where I wished they would get divorced so I wouldnt have to hear them disagreeing. I have mentioned my fears to Art and he has told me not to worry, but I cant help but worry. I love him too much t o put him through the same emotional abuse, even accidentally, and Id never want my kids to grow up thinking their parents didnt love eacho ther. How can I keep the past from repeating? Unlike My Parents DearUnlike: Your mother may have been attempting toc ontrol your father by withholding affection and approval as he tried harder and harder to please her, and thats very sad. But you dont have to follow in her footsteps. Children dont always grow up to emulate their parents. You are an individual, and you are well aware of the unhealthy pattern you observed while growing up. If you and Art are able to d iscuss your differences and reach a consensus when problems arise, you should be fine. 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(Shipping and handling are included in the price.) www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, December 2, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 4 4 6 6 9 9 DIVERSIONS HEARDDOWNUNDERBy KATHLEEN FAYOBRIEN ACROSS 1 Not as risky 6 Influential collegian, briefly 10 Mus. direction in a dramatic passage 1 5 Dalmatian, e.g. 19 Where surfers shop 20 Sphere opening 21 Romney foe 2 2 __ colada 23 Arranged pickling solutions on the shelf? 26 Breakfast fare 27 Name on sweet pieces 28 Deceptive handle 29 Memorable S hakespearean trio 3 1 Solstice mo. 32 "Ghostbusters" goo 34 Like blue cheese37 Cosa __ 38 Virginie, e.g. 4 0 Funhouse admission fee? 43 Syst. with gestures 44 Furrowed 46 Patriotic chant 47 Island S. of 10-Down 49 Program writer5 0 Pre-coll. exams 53 Place setting items 55 __ flakes 58 ACLU concerns 60 Like leaves 63 Drug in Shatner nove ls 6 4 Roller coaster, e.g. 6 5 Tough call 68 Firenze's land 70 Verb in the classic "Mission: Impossible" opening scene 72 One in a military m arch? 73 "Your shingle work stinks!" e.g.? 76 Litigator's org. 77 Outfit for an outfit7 9 Official commands 8 0 Biceps band 8 2 13th-century date 83 President pro __ 85 Uppity sort 86 Beach shirt 87 "Fawlty Towers" producer, with "the" 8 8 Old dagger 90 Cognac grade, initially 9 2 Reuben need 96 Spanish she-bear 98 Not really, with "only" 101 Quiet 103 Goal for a H.S. dropout 105 "Don't take candy from strangers," say? 109 Urgent 110 Beefeater product 112 Algerian port 113 Oct. 24, 1947 declaration 115 __ school 1 16 Abby and Martha's poison of choice, in a 1 939 play 118 Types 120 Asian wraps 1 22 Democratic donkey designer 123 Empty church basket? 128 Wineglass feature 1 29 Water from France 1 30 City west of Caen 131 Reverberations in u ne grotte 1 32 Mitty portrayer 133 Data update mechanisms 134 Partings 135 Venezia casino winner DOWN 1 Sun. speech 2 Disaronno Originale product 3 King or queen 4 Sommer of film 5 Like May through August, in a way 6 Book flap feature 7 My friend abroad 8 Long John Silver feature 9 "__ fan tutte": Mozart o pera 10 Napoleon I's birthplace 11 Sac fly result 12 Suffix with Jacob 1 3 Diving duck 1 4 Sausage skin 15 Short details?1 6 Landing with just a t oothbrush? 17 Infuriates 1 8 Feudal servant 24 Dutch pottery city 25 St. __: Caribbean island 30 Little piggies 31 Invoice column hdg. 33 Infuriates 35 Pal 36 Goes after 39 Theater sections 41 Conserves 42 Like "Mary Poppins" 45 Maestro Toscanini 48 Magician's opening 51 Arabic alphabeto pener 5 2 Funny Fields 5 4 Topper seen on a m ogul 5 6 Hacienda brick 57 A beginner in 59 Man cave topic 61 Onetime Rolex rival 62 Find 65 Opposable digit 66 Prevention measure? 67 Indian chef's series of adventures? 69 Choir section 71 Put in bold type, say 74 Subtitle of the sequel Damien" 75 Analogy words 78 Trivial lies8 1 Spoke Siamese? 84 __ Park: Edison lab s ite 8 9 Nuke-testing dept. 91 Remain undecided 9 3 "Allow me ..." 9 4 Deadeye 9 5 Arctic carrier 97 Rube's "anti" 99 Opens one's eyes 100 Crazed 1 02 Audibly awed 103 Southern Baltic Sea p ort 104 List of typos and such 106 Worldwide relief org. 107 It's common ins ome camps 1 08 Boot part 1 11 "Capisce?" 1 14 Many pin tumbler locks 1 17 Shelter from a s torm, perhaps 1 19 Airline investigative o rg. 1 21 Fried __ 1 24 Golfer's concern 1 25 Chap 126 Stats, e.g. 127 "Cats" poet's monogram Solution on page 10B W hether small or majestic, every Evergreen on our Rocky Mountain National Park hiker eminded me of Christmas. Pine cones dangled elegantly and beautiful birds caressedt he branches, landing gently, brieflythen swooping down to another waiting tree. P eace and wonder enveloped my soul as I glimpsed the visual majestyo f Gods creation; inhaled the fragrance of the trees; and, listened to the stillnesst hat is a sound unto itself. It was September; but w ith such life and peace surrounding me, Christmas was celebrated in my heart.S now even graced the peaks of the mountains. H ow different it felt to see artificial Christmas trees on display in the stores when we came home in early October. Rathert han peace and wonder, I felt commercialism heavily d escending on the season already. I thought about how easy i t is to be deceived about what true peace is. It made m e want to reflect on that word, that conceptthat promise. A s we look at the word, peace, lets take only one letter at a time. Lets look today at P For me, P in peace s tarts with the person of Jesus Christ. Lowly shepherds (and they were considered lowlymarginalized froms ociety) caring for their f locks in the field are suddenly astounded with fear as every hair on their bodiess tood on end. Energy pulsated through the sky as the angel spoke and Gods glorys urrounded them. We read in Luke 2:10 11, NKJV, Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings ofg reat joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the cityo f David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. After giving instructions a nd signs for finding this baby, the sky filled with a m ultitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying; Glory to God in theh ighest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. (vs. 1 3 & 14). Romes rule had brought darkness. Rulers were ascribed as divine; and, a false sense of peace wasd elivered from the grasping hands of a false god. J esus broke into this darkness with the hope of true peace (shalomw as supremely costly to him; but, would be a gift m eant to dwell in every believing heart. True shalom came with t he One who is our peace. It is seen in every teaching and action of our Lord. It is completion and wholeness. It is living the abundant lifeh e promised and being at restwithout striving. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a N ews-Sun correspondent. P E A C Eon earth P ause And C onsider Jan Merop Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, avoid taking on more than you can handle at work and home this week. When tackling tasks, dont be afraid to ask for and accept help. Taurus (April 21-May 21 Family and romantic endeavors may have been put aside while work issues have been at the forefront, Taurus. It is time to shift priorities. Gemini (May 22-June 21 Gemini, theres not much you can do to change the course of this weeks events. You might want to consider swimming with the current instead of against it. Cancer(June 22-July 22 Cancer, overanalyzing your workload is not going to make it disappear any faster. Therefore, simply take your assignments at face value and just get started. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23 New experiences can be scary at first, but many times you will find that they are opportunities to learn and grow, Leo. Take full advantage of all opportunities this week. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22 Virgo, although it seems like you have most of your financial woes worked out, now is not the time to get too cocky with spending. Being conservative is the way to go. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Libra, career developments have you riding high and youre anxious to share your news with the world. This enthusiasm can be a good catalyst for change with others. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, success may not come easy with a project youre working on. But rest easy and take solace knowing you have tried things outside of your comfort zone. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius, avoid confrontations at all costs, as this week you will not come out victorious. Keep a low profile and dont ruffle any feathers. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, if you think about things too long, theres a good chance you wont act at all. Instead, consider your options quickly and then get going on your plans. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18 Quality time spent at home or with the family has buoyed your spirits, Aquarius. The next step on your relaxation journey is to book a vacation to a warm area of the world. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Dont underestimate your ability to garner quite a following, Pisces. There are many people just waiting to hear what you have to say next. Famous birthdaysDec. 2, Lucy Liu, Actress (44 Dec. 3, Daryl Hannah, Actress (52 Dec. 4, Jay Z, Hip-hop artist (43 Dec. 5, John Rzeznik, Singer (47 Dec. 6, Judd Apatow, Director (45 Dec. 7, Jeffrey Wright, Actor (47 Dec. 8, Teri Hatcher, Actress (48 Be conservative with your spending, Virgo Victim of molestation breaks her silence after 50 years Horocope Dear Abby NEWS-SUN 385-6155


C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Sunday, December 2, 2012 Surround the room with soundThe 3-foot tall iHome iP76 tower stereo speaker system isnt stocking-stuffer friendly and will cost you a bundle in wrapping paper, but bigger is better when you hear the room-filling sound. Your device can connect via Bluetooth, use a top-loading Apple-friendly dock with the included wireless remote or just plug it into the aux-in jack for using any portable media player. iHomes website says they will deliver astounding clarity, depth and power and after hearing them well, hearing is believing. Additionally, the sides of the tower have LEDs, which change colors in a choice of modes indigo, blue, green, white, orange, red, violet and yellow. $199, www.ihomeaudio.com By Gregg Ellman, McClatchy-TribuneT ech gifts are always a good way to go, especially with teens, young adults, men, women oh, and kids. Which is to say, pretty much everyone. S o with lots of people to shop for, heres a guide to help you select the best tech gifts for everyone on your list. Wireless is the trend this holiday season, with audio, tablet and smartphone accessories (all hail Bluetooth!. Here are our picks for holiday shopping 2012: Get in the shot with shutter remote for iPhone Bluetooth tablet speaker/stand has style, tooThe iLuv MoBeats (iSP245 stereo Bluetooth speaker stand turns tablets into a portable hands-free speaker system. At first glance, this stand looks really cool. Its a simple but handy desktop device, with a stand for your tablet (vertical or horizontal has speakers on both ends. The speakers are powered by a USB-charged internal battery and non-Bluetooth devices can connect with a 3.5-millimeter cable. It also comes with a carrying bag for travel. $82, www.iluv.com Stocking-sized portable chargers perfect for travel, power outagesEnergizers pocket-sized USB Universal Multi-Port Charger ($75.99 USB ports. This allows simultaneous charging of a 10-watt tablet and a 5-watt smartphone. The 5000 mAh Lithium Ion battery charges up in about 6 hours and can triple the amount of run time for many device. How long it lasts depends on your device and how much of a charge it needs. They also have the Instant Charger made for iPod/iPhone ($19.99 online connection for Apple devices. It runs on three AA(included um batteries to give your device up to double the run time. Both are really handy, pocket sized and stocking stuffer-friendly chargers. www.energizer.com Contact Gregg Ellman at greggellman@mac.com. Follow him on Twitter: @greggellman.Dexim ClickStick remote and stand Energizer USB Universal Multi-Port Charger iLuv MoBeats Kitschy cup adds power options to your car The 200 watt PowerLine PowerCup looks like a coffee cup, but dont fill it with liquid. It sits in your vehicles cup holder and has an 18-inch cord to plug into a vehicles 12Vpower port. On top of the cup is a pair of AC outlets and a USB port for powering and charging just about any electronic gadget for a road trip or camping. $26, www.powerline.com Kensingtons slim profile and pocket-sized Portafolio Duo wallet for iPhone 5 works like any other case to protect all sides of the iPhone and even covers up the screen when its tucked away, not in use. What gives it an edge versus the other millions of iPhone cases available is it doubles as a wallet with slots on the inside for a drivers license, credit cards or crazy idea even cash. But it doesnt end there: It has a built-in stand to keep your device hands-free for calls, video conferencing or just to look cool in both vertical and landscape positions. $39.99, in choices of brown m arble, red snake and black, www.kensington.com Protect (your iPhone s ecure (your cash Speaker/mic offers sound on demandIf you must stuff your audio gift in a stocking, try the CUBEDGE EDGE.sound portable wireless speaker. Its shaped like a brick and connects via Bluetooth 3.0 for a wireless connection or with a 3.5-millimeter headphone connection. In addition to the great p ortable sound, you get 10 hours of battery life after a USB charge; it also works to answer calls, Skype or other voice options with a built-in microphone.Available in black or white for $149, http:// cubedge.com CUBEDGE EDGE.sound portable wireless speaker Kensington Portafolio Duo wallet PowerLine PowerCupThe 30 Watt Prank Packs fake gift boxes keeps your gift recipient guessing whats in the box. What the company calls ridiculous products f rom non-existent companies are printed on the boxes, giving no clue of whats really inside. Some of the choices include motorized rolling pins and PetPetter, which gives your pet up to 85ppm (pats per minute $8 each or 3 for $20, www.prankpack.com iHome iP76 tower stereo 30 Watt Prank Packs fake gift boxes Dexims ClickStik Bluetooth remote for iOS will come in handy right out of the box for the holidays. Just pair the devices via Bluetooth and now you can not only take the photo but also be in the photo using the shutter release button from up to 30 feet away. Afree ClickStik app controls the digital photos and also gives you the option for a direct upload to social media. The app also lets you add text, frames or photo filters to the images before uploading. The ClickStik remote is available with a stand, which works with the smaller iOS devices including the iPhone 5 ($42.98, amazon.com without ($29.99, bestbuy.com). www.dexim.net G ift boxes to keep them guessing