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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, March 3, 2013www.newssun.comVolume 94/Number 27 | 75 cents www.newssun .com 63 37C omplete Forecast PAGE 14A Breezy and cold with periods of sun F orecast Q uestion: Would you be in favor of a one year probation period for the proposed Swamp Hammock? Next question: Do you worry about sinkholes in Highlands County? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online I nside Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 51.3% No 48.7% 099099401007 Total votes: 74 Arts & Entertainment5B Business9A Chalk Talk8B Classifieds10A Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby13B Deed Transfers12B Editorial & Opinion4A Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B News from the Watershed10B Pause and Consider13B Sports On TV2B State8A Television11B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and H ighLow HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 00028015 By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Thursday evening kicked into a new gear following the Jr. Idols finale when 10 adult performers took the stage for the first qualifying round. The adult divisions first night started off very slow but gained momentum at the end. A wide range of songs were performed during the first qualifier,everything from blues to a classic opera tune. The five competitors were chosen to move on to the second qualifying round next Thursday. Singers Michele Macbeth,30, Sebring; Lindsey Sears,26,Sebring; Mary Hazel Teape,18,Avon Park; Ashley Elder,27,Avon Park; and Adam Meredith,21,Sebring will all return Thursday to battle it out once again for the judges. The adult division is already filled with veteran performers and past winners Teape (who won both the junior and teen divisions in recent years), Sears,Elder. The judges first blown-away moment came following Teapes performance of the classic Whitney Houston hit I Will Always Love You. I always cringe a little bit when I By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comS EBRING Even after 11-yearold Caitlin Sinness wasnt chosen to a dvance during the first qualifying round of the Jr. Heartland Idol com-p etition,she made it known that she was in the competition to win it all which is just what she did. Refusing to be defeated,Sinness returned for the second qualifyingr ound of Jr. Idol with a bigger, stronger sound at the Valentines Day show. Sinnesss big performance of Miley Cyruss The Climb was much more impressive toj udges; she was granted entry into the semi-finals. The Fred Wild Elementary School fifth-graders love for the stage was hard to go unnoticed by judges during her final two performances before being crowned winner Thursday evening. Sinnesss final performance,a high-energy renditon of Taylor Swifts Mean,was just what the competition needed. The props and costumes used throughout her performance were a refreshing addition to not only her performance but the show as a whole. ou brought your A-game tonight honey. I loved it,judge Jimmy Black said. Most of the judges agreed that Sinnesss performance was quite entertaining and showcased her true talent. Veteran judge Larry Moore gave the young performer a few words of advice following her performance. Have you ever done any performing?Moore asked. You should really search and try acting and singing. I think youd be really great there. The 2013 Jr. Heartland Idol winners wrapped up with three winners, each awarded cash prizes from title sponsor Agero. Mariah Finney,12,of Avon Park, performed Kelly Clarksons Already Gone,which won her the third place prize. Finney was awarded $125. Second year competitor and judge favorite Ashdone Dennison,7,of Avon Park,perfromed the current Justin Beiber hit Beauty and the Beat. Dennison landed himself in second place for the second year and was awarded $250. Sinness walked away from her first place win with $500. This is so awesome,a shocked, and near tears Sinness said. Im going to give it (money) to charity. Caitlin Sinness earns Jr. Heartland Idol champion title Junior champ, adult hopefuls Idols adult division kicks off B y SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Only a few more steps are left until the completion of Centennial Park in Downtown Sebring. Community RedevelopmentA gency (CRA is excited about the new addition to t he community of Sebring. It will be the entrance to downtown,like a gateway almost,Hinote said. The project is being headed by E xcavation Point and contracted through other agencies,including La Grow Irrigation. The park project has been in the works since 2011. The discussion fort he park was mulled over by city officials and administrators before the go ahead was given to break ground. Since December,workers have been prepping the spot between Lakeview and Ridgewood for a beautification project. Over the past few days,large cabbage palms have been placed throughout the park. Perennials,grass and other vegetation have been particularly placed in the area to bring a beautiful spring feel to the park. e have held one of the trees for Earth Day on April 27. We will have big ceremony that day and feature the new addition,Hinote said. Centennial Park has also been approved for signage space; city officials have granted the CRA approval of a scrolling marquee type sign in the park. There have been some concerns ... people dont want a TV on the street by any means. But we have been approved for an electronic scrolling sign of some sort. It would be used to showcase upcoming events and things like that,Hinote said. After the approval from Florida Department of Transportation, Centennial Park will be ready for residents and visitors to enjoy. DOT approval will allow for more paving on the Ridgewood side of the park allowing adequate sidewalks and spacing. The park should be completed within the next couple of months. By SAMANTHA GHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comA VON PARK Travel sports writer and San Diego resident Joe Connor has traveled t hroughout the state of Florida picking up pieces of history along the way.The baseball fan learned of his passion for the sport as a teenager from his father,who he gives credit as his inspiration for his love of travel ands ports. He took me everywhere. Wed go to s pring training games and season games and I just loved. I also played baseball for a while,Connor said. For the past three weeks,Connor has kicked his love of travel and sports into highg ear as he visited nearly 30 cities in Florida gathering pieces of history to showcase for h is story a piece that documents the approaching 125th anniversary of the MLBs spring training season. From Jacksonville to Avon Park,Connor has learned a great deal of informationr egarding the history of the sport as it has unfolded in the Sunshine State. M LB and its minor league counterpart have traditionally trained for the season in Sports writer digs into history of Heartlands baseball News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS C aitlin Sinness receives a congratulatory hug from her step-dad Kevin F armer, while her mom Candy looks on. Sinness won the 2013 Jr. H eartland Idol competiton. Heartland history goes national N ews-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR S ports travel writer Joe Connor sifts through old photos a longside Avon Park Historical Museum Director Elaine Levey Saturday morning. See PLACE,page 7A See ADULT,page 6A News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Michelle Macbeth of Sebring sings Night and day, on Thursday evening during the first night of the adult competition in Sebring. Centennial Park provides gateway to Downtown SebringPop it rightF orget the microwave f or best taste LIVING, 14BScoreR ed Devils on a s pree SPORTS, 1BStill growingS effner sinkhole still g rowing, getting deeper INSIDE, 8ACats do itNinth life catches Streaks SPORTS, 1B


C M Y K Page 2ANews-SunSunday, March 3, 2013www.newssun.com DUMMY 2013; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 00026403 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lotter social security; 0 0028000 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery general; 00028001 Feb. 27 152834404850x:2N ext jackpot $5 millionFeb. 23 12392353x:5 Feb. 20 182328364345x:4 March 1 1316232527 Feb. 28 56172430 Feb. 27 412142535 Feb. 26 919272932 March 1 (n 3650 March 1 (d 1869 Feb. 28 (n 7059 Feb. 28 (d 6152 March 1 (n 810 March 1 (d 204 Feb. 28 (n 791 Feb. 28 (d 803 March 1 172225339 Feb. 26 712223510 Feb. 22 232434422 Feb. 19 39173620 Feb. 27 314203448 PB: 21Next jackpot $103 millionFeb. 23 25313941 PB: 29 Feb. 20 317192532 PB: 17 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center Courtesy photo Damien Randolph has fun with his audience at Highlands Inn Lounge while doing a Live Trivia Game Show. Special to the News-SunS EBRING Damien Randolph is hosting a Live T rivia Game Show at Highlands Inn Lounge at 7 p.m. every Friday. T here is no admission. Prizes will be awarded each week to the top three teams. G eneral knowledge questions will be the factor of the g ame. Teams can consist of as many people as they want. T he more people on the team,the better the chance to win. R andolph mixes up the entertainment with music a nd singing while everyone prepares for the next round of questions. H ighlands Inn Lounge is inside the hotel at 6525 U.S. 27 North,in front of Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Live Trivia Game Show offered B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Garrett Anderson, s erving his first term as a city councilor,proposed his first ordinance at the last regular meeting. Anderson wanted the city council agenda to be set and published no lesst han seven days prior to the advertised date of the meeting. If an issue is deemed urgent,an item could be placed on the agenda no less than 48 hours prior to the advertisedm eeting. At the same time,Anderson wanted councilors to have adequate time preparing for discussions and decisions. So his ordinance allowed indi-v idual councilors to table an agenda item from one meeting to the next. A nderson said,The reason is to slow (the processwn a bit. Things come through pretty fast. Ive felt at times it would be good to have at leasta few more days (to study an issue T he idea met resistance. Sometimes I think government moves too slow,Councilor Terry Heston said. It will give you time to talk to John H enry in the street,Anderson replied. Thats what I do generally,Heston said. I have five people I go to. ou could talk to 20 people, Anderson said. The point is expand-i ng the base of people getting involved. I believe the premise is good, Councilor Parke Sutherland said, adding however,he did have serious c oncerns about a single council member being able to delay an item from one agenda to another. It gives one person majority rule. Im really and truly not in favor of a nother ordinance,Mayor Sharon Schuler said. The council reached an agreement. Council packets will be ready no later than the Wednesday before the Mondaym eeting,so council members will have adequate time to review all the issues. ll be happy with that,Anderson said. City Manager Julian Deleon told the c ouncil new technology will also help with the work load. The city is acquiring electronic tablets for quicker communication between staff and elected officials. A P council asks for meeting packets earlier Associated PressMCALLEN,Texas (APA Florida gangm ember has pleaded guilty in a drug and arms c onspiracy after he tried to trade guns for cocaine with federal agents heb elieved were members of a Mexican drug cartel. Lawrence James Panka p leaded guilty Friday in McAllen,concluding a c ase that included a monthlong undercover sting operation that began in Pharr,Texas and ended in December in Sarasota,F la. The McAllen Monitor reports hat on Dec. 11, Panka thought he was trading guns for cocaine with members of a Mexican drug cartel. Butt he men he met were agents with the Bureau of A lcohol,Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Panka wanted to trade or sell automatic rifles for either $2,000 each or oneo unce of cocaine per firearm. Two other men are charged as co-conspirators. C ourtesy photo H ighlands County Fire Service Specialist Luke Andrews shows Aktion Club member Tim Dowdy, of Sebring,how to pull the tab off of a fire extinguisher during a training for the club members on Feb. 21 at Ridge Area Arc's main campus in Avon Park. Andrews trained 43 Aktion Club members and 19 Ridge Area Arc staff members in proper usage of a fire extinguisher. Everyone got to extinguish a controlled fire provided by county firefighters. Aktion Club is a civic group sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Sebring that is open to all individuals with disabilities. L esson in fire safety Author to speak at Highlands Tea Party meetSEBRING Dr. Jonathan Matusitz,author of errorism & Communications,will be the guest speaker at Tuesdays meeting of The Highlands Tea Party. The meeting begins at 6 p.m., with buffet dinner optional at5 p.m. at Homers Restaurant. Matusitz is currently an associate professor in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida. He studies globalization,culture,and terrorism. One of his particular emphases is the Islamist threat to America and the world. On top of having 85 academic publications and more than 100 conference presentations,he taught at a N.A.T.O.-affiliated military base in Belgium in 2010. Originally from Belgium himself,he migrated to the United States in 2000. In 2012,he was honored with a prestigious teaching award by the College of Sciences at UCF. Based on the premise that terrorism is essentially a message,errorism and Communication:A Critical Introductionexamines terrorism from a communication perspective making it the first text to offer a complete picture of the role of communication in terrorist activity. For information,visit www.thehighlandsteaparty.co m,email jlparz@embarqmail.com or call 699-0743.Quit Smoking program offered in MarchAre you thinking about or ready to quit using tobacco? There are free five-week Quit Smoking Now programs starting on Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27 in Sebring and Lake Placid. This free program includes five weekly sessions that are one hour each and provides Nicotine Replacement Therapy Patches at no cost. Call 1-877-252-6094 to register. Space is limited.Sebring Village prepares for theatre tripSEBRING Sebring Village,4343 Schumacher Road,is going to Ed Fletchers Early Bird Dinner Theatre in Clearwater today for the production of Move Over Mrs. Markham. The bus leaves from the clubhouse at 1:30 p.m.; returning at approximately 9:30 p.m. Cost is $55,which includes transportation and a full buffet with entrees that include carved roast beef, salmon almandine,chicken cacciatore,baked ziti,rice, potatoes,full salad bar and much more. This is also a BYOB (bring your own beverage) event. Tickets need to be purchased in advance. If interCOMMUNITYBRIEFS A ssociated PressM IAMI The former chief of a South Floridabased international construction materials company has pleaded guilty to a multimil-l ion-dollar investment scheme. Court records show 54year-old Claudio Osorio pleaded guilty this week tow ire fraud and money laundering conspiracy charges. He faces a total maximum possible sentence of 50 years behind bars when he is sentenced in May. Osorio was owner and main shareholder of Miami Beach-based Innovida Holdings,which made fiber composite panels for use in construction. Prosecutors say Osorio raised more than $40 million from investors by misrepresenting the compan s financial health and profitability. Prosecutors say Osorio also obtained a $10 million loan from a U.S. governmente ntity for projects to help rebuild Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Again,the loan was obtained using false representations about Innovidasf inances. Federal sting nabs Florida gang member in gun scam Florida businessman guilty in investment scheme Clarification In the Feb. 27 edition of the News-Sun,a story appeared encouraging county residents to comment on the Highlands County Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps. No exact information was given by as to who to contact. Highlands County information specialist Gloria Rybinski reports that the contact person is Martin Fitts. He can be reached at 4026927 to view the maps. We appreciate the opportunity to provide the information. Continued on page 5A


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 3, 2013Page 3A Musselmans; 5.542"; 21.5"; Process color; -; 00028097 News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Andy Tuck says a few words ablout his mother, retiring town clerk Arlene Tuck (sitting Tuck said he asked what he should say about his mother. The reply was, make her cry Instead, he made her laugh. B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Bert Harris III was,as always,a congenial and funny mastero f ceremonies for the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of C ommerce annual awards banquet Thursday night at the Chateau lan Hotel andC onference Center. Eileen May,executive director of t he chamber,told the NewsSun that 350 people attended. re thrilled,May said. It was a wonderful evening. The chamber honors its leaders and members during t he banquet. The Country Fair A ssociation and MidFlorida Credit Union received appreciation awards for their work on behalf of the community, and Sue Bastardi was namedV olunteer of the Year. The Chamber Charger Award went to Mark and Jeane Fortier for their constant support. The Fortiers own and operate Home & Office Essentials & Mail CallS hipping. William Brantley,former t own councilor and current member of The School Board of Highlands County, received the Dal Hall Award. Named for the legendaryL ake Placid leader,the award recognizes outstanding public service. Mary Birge,with Highlands Independent Bank,a nd Wendy Larson,with MidFlorida Credit Union,are team leaders with the Junior Achievement Program Birge at LPHS and Lake Placid Christian School; Larson at LPMS. Both were honored with Lake Placid Leadership Awards. Dana Telesco accepted the O utstanding Service to Youth Award on behalf of SRT8UP M inistries. Barb Sheasley,publisher of the Lake Placid Journal, was awarded the Special Presidents Award. A postu-m ous Special President Award honored the memory of Alicia LeeDyce. Cozs Sports Bar & Bow was presented with the cham-b ers Spectrum Award. The most prestigious award the chamber can bestow,the Harry Seeber Award,went to Adam Hess, first chief,Lake Placid Fire Station No. 36. Seebers son Bobby and family presented the plaque to Hess,who got one of the standing ovations. E ddie Mae Henderson was selected for a brand new a ward the Most Interesting Lake Placid Person. There was more. Arlene Tuck,retiring town c lerk,received the first of the many accolades she is bound to receive as she counts down the days until March 28. Family surrounded her on t he stage. Her son,Andy Tuck,told the audience hed been asked to say a few words to make her cry. Mostly,however,she laughed in delight. LP Chamber banquet honors many, including most interesting citizen N ews-Sun photos by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Bill Brantley receives the Dal Hall Award. New-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY In honor of being named Most Interesting Town in 2012, the LP Chamber of Commerce c reated a new annual recognition: Most Interesting Person. The inaugural award was given to Eddie Mae Henderson. Wendy Larson (second from left) Eileen May and Mary Birge accept the LP Leadership Award for their work as Junior Achievement team leaders.


C M Y K Should the county allow t he outdoor recreation club to open for business,or should it protect a quiet neighborhood and sensitive environmental area? T he discussion has been ongoing for about a year. Opinions on the issue are s trongly held,emotions run high. Worse,proponents and c ritics both make powerful points. Just when you decide o ne way,you change your mind and go the other. No matter the decision, however,its a sure bet 50 p ercent of Highlands County residents will be angry and upset when the decision is made,Commissioner Don Elwell has said. G iven the stress of deciding what to do,it is a shame that the county attorney did-n t do a better job of supporting and preparing commission members for theq uasi-judicial proceeding Tuesday night. B ecause a public hearing like Tuesdays has legal standing,speakers must be sworn in,and all commissioner communications withp rincipals must be revealed, explained and made a part of the official record. No one expects commissioners untrained in the lawt o be aware of its finer points. An attorney,on the other hand,must know better to be of any use. Understandingt he rules and the process is a huge part of the county attornes job description.C ommission members should have been forewarned so the mandated records oft heir conversations with principals on either side of t he Swamp Hammock issue were ready in a timely manner. Having failed to prepare the commission,the countya ttorney almost shut down the meeting never mind it was dinner time and raining, so citizens were going out of their way to be heard. A wave of angry unrest swept the crowd. A compromise was reached. As long as no decisions were made until individual commission-e r correspondence on the issue was accounted for.The lawyer,reluctantly,allowedt he hearing to continue,but no action was allowed. Had the board of commiss ions made their decision Tuesday night something t he commission was ready to do wed be getting on with our lives by now. Page 4AN ews-SunS unday, March 3, 2013www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS Our condolences to the county commission. Making a decis ion about Swamp Hammock isnt easy. 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155D 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 WATSONExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comM ITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com A DVERTISING Last week my best friend Tina wrote a blog postt itled,ill the reasonable conservatives please stand u p?In the post she laments the fact that many conservativeswill call your own beliefs into question if you dont subscribet o certain conspiracy theories making the rounds out t here. She wonders where the reasonableconservatives are these days theo nes who remember what we used to preach before O bama got into office and some people basically lost their minds.(This summary i n no way does justice to the blog post you can read it here:http://allynsalley211.blogspot.com/2013/ 02/will-reasonable-conser-v atives-please.html) I sympathize with her. I really do. I have been repeatedly blasted by a reader because I dared tos uggest that the presidents birth certificate was genu ine. I am frustrated by the fact that people I know andr espect,intelligent people, have become convinced that the president is a closet Muslim. Some of my fellow conservatives havem errily gone down the rabbit hole,and woe betide you if you dont follow them. Tinas fear is that the r eal message of conservatism is being lost amid all this noise. I am forced to agree with her. What happened to preaching fiscal responsibility,limited government,giving people a hand up? Instead,conservatives like me are caught between a rock and a hard place. We are yelled at by people on the right for not following them into these false issues. People on the left (and this includes some Republicans) dont like us because we cry out against what is going on in Washington these days. Its hard to get respect from anyone. It is hard to debate these people. For example,they are convinced,despite all the evidence to the contrary,that snopes.com is a liberal shill. Snopes.com is actually a very handy website for debunking urban myths and false information,and contrary to what you might have heard,is not owned by George Soros. So is this the new definition of conservative? That we believe and pass on false stories and wild conspiracy theories that are not based in fact? That we preach these things above and beyond what we needt o be discussing,which is how to fix the mess this c ountry is in thanks to people from the president on down? A s a conservative,I cannot support the massive g rowth of government and debt that has occurred under President Obama. A nd listen,its been over four years; George W. Bush isnt in office anymore, time to quit trying to pass the buck. B ut I am not going to waste time attacking the president personally. Id rather discuss his policies and how they are hurtingt he economy and the country. Id rather propose solut ions to what were going through rather than plung-i ng into shadowy conspiracy theories. So,in my opinion,what is a conservative? A conservative believes i n the Constitutions set up of a limited federal government. He or she believes that we currently have a spending problem,in thatW ashington is spending and borrowing us into a disaster in the future. That we dont need more government in our lives,but less. A conservative believes that there is merit in strengthening the family and giving people the opportunity to better themselves. That we cant tax our way into prosperity. And this just scratches the surface. To quote my friend Tina, Is conservatism going to be associated with far-out right-wing conspiracy theory,or with a sound series of principles that can be explained and defended? The choice is ours. I choose the latter.My hope is that the majority of my fellow conservatives will do the same.While there still is a country left to save. What is a conservative? Lauras L ook Laura Ware Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by email at bookwormlady@embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the News-Sun. Letters policyMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers,letters are limited to two per month. Commission should have been better served Speed, litter on Peters needs addressedEditor: I had just returned from the experimental aircraftf lier breakfast,which was delicious and anyone who missed the $6 breakfast sure missed the boat. However to get back to the reason for this complaint is the continuing worsening of the litter along Peters Road in northeastern Highlands County. I have reason to travel this road frequently on my way to the airport and have seen the road go from one that I would take northern visitors to take pictures of the beautiful Florida landscape and citrus groves! Now tires and all other kinds of trash are being dumped there and if not stopped will eventually be blocking the road. Tires seem to be the big offender. Either the tire vendors or the tax evaders are using the roadway as an escape from paying the tax for old tire disposal. Every one of these tires bears an identifying number branded into the rubber and can be traced throughout its history. Why dont the police check out a couple of these numbers and throw the book at the dumpers? Another thing that I note on my route to Hendricks Field is the speed limit as I leave Peters Road,45 miles an hour on wide open country road. Speed limit through Sebrings U.S. 27 is 55 miles per hour through the business district. Who is watching the roads in this area or is it the forbidden land? Lets get it cleaned up and kept clean before it becomes like so many other neglected areas of Highlands County. Woodie Jackson SebringIs a recall in order?Editor: The meeting (last Thursday has nothing to do with balancing the percent-a ges for the entities voted in by the citizens. It is to increase the percentage of their two friends to 42 percent,and by defintion lower the percentages to the groups that were designated to recieve the money. They,the two employees, are already,and have been for several months,maybe years taking 42 percent of the money and putting it in their bank account. The mandate by the voter was 29 percent. They did an unsatisfactoryjob and an audit was ordered by the state and that audit proved it. Who do you think is paying for their benefits,retirement and insurance?We, the citizens and taxpayers are because they are county employees. If the citizens let them get away with this scam, the next thing will raising the tax to 3 percent or more. These commissioners do not care what the taxpayers want,they have their own personal agenda and will ignore the taxpayers. After all,they all have two mores years to the next election. Maybe a recall is in order? As usual,I can be reached at clagg@comcast.net. William E. Clagg Lake Placid BouquetTanglewood Residents' Cancer Benefit kudosEditor: On Tuesday,Feb. 19 the 14th annual Tanglewood ResidentsCancer Benefit wrapped up with a bash in the parks clubhouse. This year,$54,055.10 was raisedf or cancer research,bringing the total raised by Tanglewood residents to $430,000 since the Benefit was started in 2000. T his years Cancer Benefit sponsors were:Alan Holmes/Edward Jones,Bill Jarrett Ford,Heartland National Bank,NewsomEye and Dr. Vinod Thakkar & Dr. Pankaj Patel. Generous donations were made by the following committees and groups: Tanglewood Golf Association,Tanglethread Quilters,Bingo,Pickleball, Dance,Petanque,Tennis, Shuffleboard,Tanglewood Community Church, Entertainment Designers Network. As well,many individuals made significant contributions via the Celebrate a Lifeprogram or directly to the Cancer Benefit. Our premium prize packages were courtesy of: Hometown America,Florida Hospital,Dr. Vinod Thakkar & Dr. Pankaj Patel, Tanglewood Computer Club, Steve & Company and Turner Furniture. Raffle prizes were donated by:Judy Hurst,Sybil Holz, Syble Rock,Robert Huff, Kathy Rack,Bernie and Sharon Lambiase,Barbara Mears,Rhoda Salles,Barry Radawiec,Ingrid Strope, Marti Mammarelli,Gary and Gerry Humphrey,John Lemek,Nancy and Brian Shennan,Steve Waitkus,the Dog Owners Group,Special Events kitchen staff and the Trips and Travel committee. Door prizes were obtained from:American Cancer Society,Heartland National Bank,Mugs on 27,Boner Outfitters,Hibachi Buffet, Beef OBradys,Ruby Tuesday,A-Kill Pest Control,Jeff AlexanderMassage Therapist, M usselman's,Heartland Bowl,Fairmount Cinemas, Lakeshore 8 Cinemas, McCrackens Produce, News-Sun,Outback,Chilis,T urner Furniture,Michaels Restaurant at Spring Lake, Dees Place Restaurant, Spring Lake Golf Course, F ive Guys,Connie Parsons Central Hairstyling,Cools Automotive,Lois Brown Halos Hair Design,Leslie Mercure Halos Hair Design,Bob Evans,Master Pieces Pottery Studio,Bill Jarrett Ford,Red Lobster, Office Depot,Florida Hospital,Danielle Ortiz Xtreme Hair Designs and Evolution of Beauty,Flagler Beach.. Special thanks to: Bob Weed for providing his music and trivia free of charge for the 14th year. News-Sun,Highlands Today,and Heartland SunTimes for their great work in publicizing our activities. Hometown America for the complimentary liquid refreshments,Bob Evans for the delicious wraps,Old Bats in Red Hats and Red Hat Tanglettes for serving scrumptious sundaes. The staff of Hometown America for helping in so many ways. Denise Benavides of the American Cancer Society for her help and guidance. Myron and Linda Pickering for chairing the event for the first seven years and Tom DiGrazia and Tom McKeever for carrying the torch for another four years as co-chairs. The numerous volunteers who made this years Cancer Benefit possible. Neil Simpson, Chair, Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benefit


C M Y K By TAMARA LUSH A ssociated PressS T. PETERSBURG Floridas citrus crop has suffered huge losses this year,with fruit falling from trees and the overall fore-c ast declining about 10 percent,but the problems shouldnt translate to a price increase at the breakfast table yet. E xperts and growers say warm,dry weather; too much fruit on each tree; and citrus greening disease are the likely culprits. Some say this is the year t hat greening which is caused by a fast-spreading b acteria and is also known as HLB,or,in Chinese, Huanglongbing finallyt ranslates into crop losses. Greening is spread by i nsects,and there is no cure. It leaves fruit sour and unusable,and eventually kills the infected tree. I dont think theres any d oubt that were beginning to see the effects of citrus g reening on the industry, said Adam Putnam, Floridas agriculture com-m issioner. This is a situation where the states signat ure agricultural commodity faces an existential threat. Most of Floridas biggest c rop,Valencia oranges,is used for juice,and because of a surplus from last year, c onsumer prices are not expected to increase this y ear. But they could in the future. At the beginning of the season last October,the U.S. Department ofA griculture predicted that the states total citrus crop would yield 154 million boxes of fruit. But that forecast has been downgraded to 141 million boxes. A box of oranges,temples or tangelosi s 90 pounds,grapefruit boxes are 85 pounds,and t angerines are 95 pounds. The USDA has reduced the estimate three times in one season,Putnam said. or a non-freeze,non-hur-r icane year,thats extraordinary. Im very concerned. The total impact of citrus in Floridas economy is about $9 billion a year,ands easons like this one can set farmers on edge. The states citrus harvest is about halfway over.The early-season varieties have been picked,but Valencia oranges are scheduled for harvest in the coming weeks. e were more than disa ppointed for the early fruit,said Michael Sparks, the CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual,the states largest grower organization. A ccording to the Florida Citrus Mutual,the state boasts 473,000 acres of citrus groves and more than 70.6 million citrus trees.T he citrus industry directly and indirectly contributes some 76,000 jobs in Florida. About 90 percent of Floridas oranges are used for juice; by contrast,them ajority of Californias orange crop is sold as fresh f ruit. Florida is second in the world for orange juice production,behind thec ountry of Brazil. Sparks said that even t hough lots of early fruit fell from the trees,the dropped fruit wont end up on consumersbreakfast tables. e do not allow that f ruit to be made into juice, he said. S parks said a rather significantinventory last year will prevent price increasesf or consumers,but such a raise could come in later y ears if researchers and growers dont find a solution to the greening bacte-r ia. Putnam said hes asked the state Legislature to i ncrease the research funding for treatment and cure of c itrus greening by several million dollars this year. Greening has been found in every citrus-growing county in Florida. HaroldB rowning,chief operating officer for the Citrus Research and Development Foundation in Lake Alfred, said some trees in Florida have been infected for five or six years. Progressively,those trees look a little less healthy each year,he said. The trees showing the most fruit drop are those that look the most unhealthy. Browning said its clear greening has played a rolei n the dropped fruit. But other tree stressors such as drought also contribute to fruit drop. And some varieties of F lorida citrus are known as alternate bearingcrops, which means that during some years,they produce heavier crop loads. This isa heavy crop season, B rowning said. Beyond oranges,Florida i s the nations No. 1 producer of fresh grapefruit. Is sent overseas to 24 coun-t ries,and consumers in places such as Japan loveit. L ast Tuesday was declared Florida Grapefruit Day in the country,kicking off a two-month media blitz for the fruit. M uch of Floridas grapefruit is grown on the states e ast coast along the Indian River region. The fruit is not immune to the problemso ther citrus crops face. In October,the USDA estimate d that the state would produce 20.2 million boxes,but by February,it downgradedt he grapefruit crop forecast to 18 million boxes. s been a challenging y ear,said Doug Bournique, the executive vice president o f the Indian River Citrus League in Vero Beach. Everybody was hopeful that the crop would be bigger. But well get through it,w e always do. Every year is a surprise when you have your investment in a limb ofa tree. Follow Tamara Lush on Twitter ath ttp://twitter.com/tamaralush. ested contact Angie Warchak at 471-2150. Pennsylvania school retirees meetSEBRING The Florida Citrus Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association ofS chool Retirees (PASR) Feb. 20 luncheon/meeting was h osted at the home of Ruth and Ben Gault. Twenty-six members and guests attended. Guest speaker was Mary Foy from Heartland FoodR eservoir,Inc. She thanked members for their recent food donations and explained the program. Treasurer,Ruth Robinson,p resented her with a check for $150 from the chapter. Members continue to collect Labels for Education and should bring these to the next meeting. Pres. Blanda attended a PASR sponsored workshop for Region 13 presidents,this month,at Lake Wales. Dr. Charles Miller,legislative chairman, updated members about retirement information. A RECREO trip to Solomons Castle,Uno,was enjoyed by all attendees. The next luncheon/meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,March 13 at Homers Restaurant. Retirees having worked in professional or support staff positions in Pennsylvania public education,which live full or part time in Florida and their guests,are invited to attend. For information,call 4020654. The deadline for reservations is Tuesday,March 12.Events planned at lodges, postsLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 will host a country breakfast,a la carte, from 8-11:30 a.m. today. Music by Frank E. from 5-8 p.m. Monday. BPOE Investigation meeting and ladies general meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Music by Thomas from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday. Rummage sale from8 a.m. to noon Saturday; bag sale at 11 a.m. Get tickets early for Saturday,March 16 St. Pattys dinner/dance; social 5:30 p.m. and dinner 6 :30 p.m. Music by Don and Allen. Cost is $12 per person. For more information, call 465-2661. The Veterans of Foreign W ars Post 3880 Mens Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. T hursday. Music by Sharon English on Friday; call fort ime. Breakfast served from 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Get tickets early for prime rib dinner,$12,on Saturday, March 16 and corned beefd inner Sunday,March 17 for $8 (need cooks who know how to make this). For details,call 699-5444. S EBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 on U.S. 98 welcomes members and guests daily for fun,food and games. Check the Community Events section for happenings and times. There is entertainment,dancing and food specials and menu every Wednesday,Friday and Saturday. Check for times. Also,remember members, the general meeting at 8 p.m.,on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Input is important in the operation of the lodge. The Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 will have NASCAR on the screen today; call for time. Women of the Moose meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Moose Riders ride at 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The WOTM of Moose host Taco Night every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. The menu offers not only tacos but burritos,taco salad,cheese nachos and much more. Margaritas are offered for a special price of $1.50. Mingo Bingo is played beginning at 6 p.m. Music by Larry Musgrave from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. Moose Riders will host their monthly Fish Fry from 5-7 p.m. Fish or wings baskets with french fries and hush puppies will be available. Karaoke will be begin at 6 p.m. Music by Sho Nuff Country from 6-10 p.m. Friday. District meet is at 1 p.m. Saturay in Lake Placid. Music by Gary and Shirley from 6-10 p.m. Kids Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday,March 23. Sign up early. For details,call 6553920. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300,1041 L akeview Drive,will host Karaoke by Mega Soundz from 5-8 p.m. today. Honor Guard meets at 1 p.m. Monday. Ladies Auxiliarym eets at 6:30 p.m. House Committee meets at noon T uesday. Frank E. music from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday andF riday.VFW Riders meet at 10 a.m. Saturday. Pete Ruano Duo music from 6-9 p.m. The Ladies Auxiliary will have a yard saleS aturday,March 23. For more information call 3858902. The Sebring Recreation Club,333 Pomegranate Ave.,w ill host Shuffleboard Scrambles at 1:15 p.m. Monday.A 50th anniversary celebration carry-in will be at 5:30 p.m. Membership meeting at 7 p.m. Shuffleboard League at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.Tate Invitational/Park Tournament at 9 a.m. Thursday. Mini-Shuffleboard Tournament at 1:15 p.m. Friday. Ice Cream Shuffleboard is at 1:15 p.m. Saturday. For more information,call 385-2966. The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 will host its monthly golf game at 8 a.m. Monday at Golf Hammock. Board meeting at 5 p.m. Activity Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Wacky Wednesday social is from 5-6 p.m. Dinner is $6.50. To dance only to Frank E.s music from 4:30-7:30 p.m. is $3. Lodge meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. Friday buffet is from 5-6:30 p.m. for $12. To dance only to Buddy Canovs music from 6:309:30 p.m.,the cost is $3. RSVP for Good Friday Easter buffet from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday,March 29. For more information,call 4713557. AmVets Post 21,623 U.S. 27 South,will hold a yard sale and craft show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Tables will be available for $5 each. Karaoke with BilDi from 6-9 p.m. For more information,call 385-0234. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 3, 2013Page 5A AFFORDABLE CARE-C/O VALASSIS; 3.639"; 8"; Black; main, see great savings; 00026305 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 00027962 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page; 00027942 C ontinued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS For Florida citrus crop, its been a tough year NEWS-SUN 385-6155 C ourtesy Photo by Mountain Top Productions The Sebring Rotary Club prepares spaghetti dinners for take-out Wednesday evening during the 50th Annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser event at Firemens Field in Sebring. The annual event began in 1964 and is a fundraiser for the Sebring Middle School band. S paghetti time Associated Press V IRGINIA BEACH,Va. The Virginia Air National Guards 203rd RED HORSE S quadron will conduct a wreath-laying ceremony on the 12th anniversary of the worst peacetime aviation disaster in National Guardh istory. The service honoring 18 Guard engineers a nd three Florida Army National Guard aviators who died in a military transport crash is set for Sunday afternoon at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach. The ceremony will be held a t a meditation garden and memorial built to honor the fallen service members. T he engineers were returning home after completing a two-week construction project at Hurlburt Field,Fla.,when the C-23 Sherpac rashed in a Georgia cotton field. The disaster marked the worst loss of life in t he Virginia National Guard since World War II. Service marks 12th anniversary of Air National Guard disaster In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096


C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunSunday, March 3, 2013www.newssun.com SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main A 2/24/13 p/u; 00027801 KIFFLE KITCHEN; 3.639"; 5"; Black plus three; process, easter; 00028063 News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Caitlin Sinness, 11, breathes a sigh of relief Thursday night after winning Jr. Heartland Idol and a $500 check at the YMCA in Sebring. Ashdon Dennison, 7, left, won second place during the competition and received $250. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Dustin Woods (leftds of encouragement Thursday evening to contestants duri ng Heartland Idol at the YMCA in Sebring. hear people choose songs l ike this ... one of the best songs ever sang ... You have some impressive control of y our voice for your age. You have a good belting voice but not as impressive as your ballad voice. That was just awesome,judge DustinW oods said. Veteran judge Larry Moore was at a loss for words. I dont know what just h appened,Moore said. our control of that instrum ent is phenomenal. That was stank. I am looking for-w ard to this competition. New performer Macbeth also blew away judges with her strong voice,song choice a nd incredible voice range after her rendition of Night a nd Day. oure going to bring some entertainment to this c ompetition,Woods said. I thought you were going to hit that money note and go all the way up the scale andI was going to just fall out of m y chair if you did. Adult Idol division continues next week with the second round qualifiers. Idol founder Diana Walker hopest o get more adults in the competition for a chance to w in some big prize money. The Adult Heartland Idolg rand prize winner will be awarded $2,000. All adults ages 18 and up are invited to perform a 90s econd acapella for a chance to make it into the semif inals. Applications can be found on the Heartland Idol Facebook page (under files) a nd can be returned to Keiber Law Office (129 S. Commerce Ave.) Senior Idol entry is also now being taken; entry fee is only $5.T he Sr. Idol competition will take place March 21. Additional sponsor spots are also still available; contact Walker for details at 381-3 243. Round two of the adult d ivision will kick off Thursday,following thef inale of the Teen Idol division. Show starts at 6 p.m. at the Highlands County YMCA. Continued from page 1A Adult Idol competition continues News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS The Circle of Speed kicks off the 61st Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring on Thursday evening in downtown Sebring. Race week is March 13-16 at the Sebring International R aceway. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS A large crowd gathers Thursday evening to watch a variety of vintage race cars make their way to the Circle of Speed event in downtown Sebring. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Spectators check out vintage race cars Thursday evening during the Circle of Speed at downtown Sebring. A dozen or so race cars drove from the Sebring International Raceway to p articipate in the annual event. The event was organized by the Heartland Riders Association and the Sebring C hamber of Commerce Circle of Speed Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect.


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 3, 2013Page 7A F LORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, tim radio; 00028007 SFCC-PERFORMING ARTS CENTER; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, m atinee series; 00028069 either Florida or Arizona. Connor has visited most of the most famous,and historic,sites throughout boths tates. Though the journalist did not come right out and say it,it seemed that Florida might be a little more favorited by the writer. There is such a rich history here,Connor said. Arizona has nicer facilites there,but not the history. In the entire state I think onlyt wo fields and stadiums are older. The rest are younger than 1965. The lush history of baseball in Florida is the reason that so many MLB teamsc ontinue to come here every spring,year after year to train a nd get themselves ready for the approaching season. Some of the sports greate st,most recognized players not only stepped onto the big f ields in Florida but made history in little towns and cities likeAvon Park and Sebring. I just got back from S ebring,Connor said excitedly. They have signage t here and the marker where Lou Gehrig hit the first home run during spring training at the right field wall. C onnor was impressed and excited to learn about the other historical facts that baseball has brought to the Heartland area. A baseball bat,on loan from Dr. Ron Sevigny,lies on display at the Avon Park Depot Museum. Connor was thrilled to find out that thec itizens of Avon Park had the bat made for none other than Babe Ruth during the St. Louis Cardinals stay at what was then known as ColumbusC ardinal Field. Avon Park served as the spring training home for the Cardinals dur-i ng the 1928 season. Ruth spent time in Avon Park as well as Sebring dur-i ng the training seasons. According to Museum D irector Elaine Levey,the cities would shut down on game days to show support oft he sport and the players. Other players and homet own heroes Hal McRae and Tom Gordon were discussed in depth during Connors visit. Connor had made plans to visit McRae in Bradentont o speak of the history of Avon Park and his lifes passion of baseball. There is just an incredible a mount of history around here. Other cities like Leesburg,and Sanford. Players like Jackie Robinson and Daytona where theyn amed the field after him. The thing about it is these fields,like Head Field here, are old but there historic. They are being used for fur-t her inspiration by the players out there using them now,Connor said. Much of the state is a beacon for baseball and adds som uch to the game as well as to the nation as a whole. Florida has always and willc ontinue to play a huge part in that. There are those who d reamed of bringing people down here to play. Its a long t raditon. Its the tradition and it will continue,Connor said. C onnors adventures and feature story of the history of b aseball in Florida and the 125th anniversary of MLB spring training season will be featured on www.nbcsports.com/ in mid-M arch. N ews-Sun photo by LARRY LEVEY S ports travel writer Joe Connor documents old photos at t he Avon Park Historical Museum Saturday morning. Place where dreams come true Continued from page 1A By JEANNIE NUSS Associated PressLITTLE ROCK,Ark. Little Rock may not be a likely terrorism t arget or a gang crime hotspot,but the Arkansas capital has decided to follow the example of high-security cities by expanding electronic surveillance of its streets. A police car with a device that photographs license plates moves through the city and scans the traffic on the streets,relaying the data it collects to a computer for sifting. Polices ay the surveillance helps identify stolen cars and drivers with outstandi ng arrest warrants. It also allows authorities to monit or where average citizens might be at any particular time. That bothers some residents,as well as groups that o ppose public intrusions into individual privacy.The groups are becoming m ore alarmed about license plate tracking as a growing number of police departments acquire the technology. Though authorities in Washington, D .C.,London and Chicago conduct extensive electronic surveillance of public areas to detect security threats or deter gang crime,oday,increasingly,even towns without stoplights have license plate readers,said C atherine Crump,a New York-based staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union. I n Little Rock,even some city officials wonder about keeping data on d riversmovements. It bothered me particularly if someone wasnt guilty of a crime or didnt have any active warrants or hadnt committed a crime,cityd irector Ken Richardson said. However,Little Rock Police Chief Stuart Thomas said the law enforcement benefits outweigh any concerns about possible abuse of the information,which,as a public record,is l egally available for anyone to see. He said the department may get more of the devices. Should that potential of misuse therefore eliminate the capacity of law enforcement to collect data which has a legitimate purpose fort he safety of our officers or the appropriateness of enforcement actions? I dont think so,he said. Little Rock police bought the tracker last year for about $14,000,as interest in the technology began spreading in law enforcement circles. B y IVAN MORENO Associated PressERIE,Colo. U nnoticed amid dozens of tract homes in the Denver suburbs,a nondescript industrial building is suddenly in the middle of theg un control debate in Colorado. The company,started in an ex-Marines basement in 1999,is in a standoff with Colorado Democratsw ho want to restrict the size of ammunition magaz ines after mass shootings in a suburban Denver movie theater and aC onnecticut elementary school. Magpul has issued l awmakers an ultimatum potentially worth millions:Pass the bill,and the business will move. Its a bold threat from a c ompany that,by its founders admission,has d istanced itself from politics. The people who wrote t he bill didnt even know we existed in the state, s aid Richard Fitzpatrick, the founder and president of the company,one oft he countrys largest producers of magazines and other firearm accessories f or gun enthusiasts,law enforcement and the milit ary. The warning from Eriebased Magpul underscores the political pressures Democrats arew eighing as they advance the strictest gun-control measures lawmakers have ever considered in a state that still prides its frontier spirit. Arkansas police photograph license plates, store data Company will move if Colorado approves gun control


C M Y K By TAMARA LUSH Associated PressSEFFNER Engineers worked gingerly to find outm ore about a slowly growing sinkhole that swallowed a Florida man in his bedroom, believing the entire house could eventually succumb tot he unstable ground. Jeff Bush,37,was in his bedroom Thursday night when the earth opened and took him and everything elsei n his room. Five other people were in the house but managed to escapeu nharmed. Bushs brother jumped into the hole to try to help,but he had to be res-c ued himself by a sheriffs deputy. E ngineers were expected at the home to do more tests after sunrise Saturday.Theys pent the previous day on the property,taking soil samples a nd running various tests while acknowledging that the entire lot was dangerous. No one was allowed in the home. I cannot tell you why it has not collapsed yet,Bill B racken,the owner of an engineering company called to assess the sinkhole,saido f the home. He described the earth below as a very l arge,very fluid mass. This is not your typical sinkhole,said Hillsborough C ounty administrator Mike Merrill. This is a chasm. For that reason,were being very deliberate. Officials delicately a ddressed another sad reality:Bush was likely dead and the family wanted his body. Merrill,though,said they didnt want to jeopardize anym ore lives. They would like us to go i n quickly and locate Mr. Bush,Merrill said. T wo adjacent houses were evacuated and officials were considering further evacuations. Even the media was moved from a lawn acrosst he street to a safer area a few hundred feet away. This is a very complex situation,said Hillsborough C ounty Fire Chief Ron Rogers. Its continuing to evolve and the ground isc ontinuing to collapse. Sinkholes are so common i n Florida that state law requires home insurers to provide coverage against thed anger. While some cars, homes and other buildings have been devoured,its e xtremely rare for them to swallow a person. F lorida is highly prone to sinkholes because there are caverns below ground of limestone,a porous rock that easily dissolves in water. You can almost envision a piece of Swiss cheese, said Taylor Yarkosky,a sinkhole expert from Brooksville,said while gesturing to the ground and the sky blue home where thee arth opened in Seffner. Any house in Florida could b e in that same situation. A sinkhole near Orlando grew to 400 feet across in 1981 and devoured five sports cars,most of two busin esses,a three-bedroom house and the deep end of an O lympic-size swimming pool. More than 500 sinkholes h ave been reported in Hillsborough County alone s ince the government started keeping track in 1954, according to the states envi-r onmental agency. The sinkhole,estimated at 20 feet across and 20 feet d eep,caused the homes concrete floor to cave in around 1 1 p.m. Thursday as everyone in the Tampa-area house was turning in for the night. It gave way with a loud crash that sounded like a car hit-t ing the house and brought Bushs brother running. Jeremy Bush said he jumped into the hole but couldnt see his brother and had to be rescued himself by a sheriffs deputy who r eached out and pulled him to safety as the ground crumb led around him. The floor was still giving in and the dirt was still going down,but I didnt care. I wanted to save my brother,J eremy Bush said through tears Friday in a neighbors yard. But I just couldnt do nothing. He added:I could swear I h eard him hollering my name to help him. A dresser and the TV set had vanished down the hole, along with most of Bushs bed. A sheriffs deputy who was the first to respond to a frantic 911 call said when he arrived,he saw Jeremy Bush. Deputy Douglas Duvall said he reached down as if he was sticking his hand into the floorto help Jeremy Bush. Duvall said he didnt see anyone else in the hole. As he pulled Bush out, verything was sinking, D uvall said. Engineers said they may h ave to demolish the small house,even though from the outside there appeared to ben othing wrong with the fourbedroom,concrete-wall s tructure,built in 1974. Jeremy Bush said someone came out to the home ac ouple of months ago to check for sinkholes and other things,apparently for i nsurance purposes. He said there was nothi ng wrong with the house. Nothing. And a couple of months later,my brother dies. In a sinkhole,Bush said. F ollow Lush at www.twitter. com/tamaralush Online: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/geology/feedback/faq.htm(hash Page 8ANews-SunSunday, March 3, 2013www.newssun.com GLADES ELECTRIC; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; annual meeting main; 00027938 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN (SB RETAIL STATE Skip O'Rourke/Tampa Bay Times/MCT Jeremy Bush (centerother from the sinkhole that opened up in their house at 240 Faithway Drive in Seffner. He waits outside the house with family and friends as officials access the situation. Florida sinkhole that swallowed man grows Skip ORourke/Tampa Bay Times/MCT Engineers access the situation at 240 Faithway Drive in Seffner on Friday. A man was f eared dead after a sinkhole suddenly opened up under the bedroom of his suburban Tampa home and swallowed him, police and fire officials said. Rescuers responded to a 911 call late on Thursday after the family of Jeff Bush, 36, reported hearing a loud crash in the house and rushed to his bedroom. By GARY FINEOUT Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Hours before a looming deadline for automatic fed-e ral budget cuts,the Pentagon sent a blunt warning to Florida Gov. Rick Scott that spells out the likely impact on his state. A shton Carter,a deputy secretary of defense,wrote to Scott and the governors of nine states likely to be hit hardest by defense-related cuts that are part of $85 bil-l ion in government-wide cuts that were to take effect a t midnight Friday. e wanted to provide you with the information wec urrently have available about how these unfortunate b udgetary adjustments impact us,and in turn what it means for our installations and contractors in Florida, Carter wrote. S cott,in Jacksonville on Friday night,told reporters t hat the cutbacks were infuriating. In Washington they are p laying politics,they are playing politics with famil ies lives and jobs in our state,the Republican governor said. C arter stated in his letter obtained by The Associated Press that up to 31,000 civili an employees who work for the Department of Defense c ould be furloughed up to 22 non-consecutive days over the next seven months. He said that the Pentagon has estimated the furloughsw ould result in a payroll reduction of $185 million to the Florida employees. Carter,who said a complete inventory of the cutb acks was not yet available, also mentioned previously disclosed impacts,includinga loss of $135 million to the Navy for aircraft depotm aintenance in Jacksonville and $3.2 million for four demolition projects in Pensacola. But the most recent letter p egs the estimated cuts to the Air Force bases in Florida at $37 million. Carter stated that the department was still assessing the details and wouldp rovide a more complete list of the cutbacks later. T his is the second time in the last week that federal officials have tried to drawa ttention to the impact of the automatic budget cuts. Last S unday the White House released lists for each state on the potential effects. The letter from the Pentagon comes at the samet ime that Scott has been harshly critical of both C ongress and President Barack Obama for failing to reach a deal to avoid thec uts. He said Friday that neit her the president nor members of Congress should get paid until they solve thep roblem. ve had to balance our budget in our state. Weve h ad to watch how we spend money,Scott said during a p ublic appearance in Orlando. Wve had to live within our means. And we didnt do it with a meat cleaver; we did it with as calpel. We watched what we could do agency by agency.The federal government needs to do the same thing. Pentagon warns Scott about budget cuts


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 3, 2013Page 9A MARTIAL ARTS (pp care rhr top only; 00027966 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; main march ads; 00027999 BUSINESS By MARCIA DUNN A P Aerospace WriterC APE CANAVERAL A commercial craft carrying a ton of supplies for the International Space Station ran into thruster troubles hortly after liftoff Friday. Flight controllers managed to gain control,but were forced to delay its arrival at the orbiting lab. T he earliest the Dragon capsule could show up is Sunday,a full day late,said top officials for NASA and the private company SpaceX. re definitely not going t o rush it,said SpaceXs billionaire founder Elon Musk. We want to make sure first and foremost that things are safe before proceeding. T he Dragon,owned and operated by SpaceX,holds c onsiderable science experiments for the space station as well as food and spare parts. Musk said six hours into the flight that all four sets oft hrusters finally were working. All systems green,he r eported via Twitter. The problem may have been caused by a stuck valve or al ine blockage. The thrusters are small rockets used for m aneuvering the capsule. An hour later,the Dragon was raised with the thrusterst o a safe altitude. Dragon back on track,he said in a tweet. I t was the first serious trouble to strike a Dragon in o rbit. None of the four previous unmanned flights had any thruster issues,Musk told reporters by phone from company headquarters inH awthorne,Calif. He said it appeared to be a glitch versus a major concern. SpaceX has a $1.6 billion contract with NASA to make a dozen deliveries to restock t he space station. This is the third trip by a Dragon caps ule to the station; the first Dragon flight,in 2010,was a solo test. NASA space station program manager MikeS uffredini said at least three groups of thrusters on the Dragon need to work before the capsule can come close to the complex. Thats a safetyr ule that will not be waived, Suffredini said. Engineers for both SpaceX and NASA plan an exhaustive study before allowing ther endezvous to take place. The Dragon could hang around at least a month before linking up with the station,Musk said. Its supposed to spendm ore than three weeks there, in large part to accommodate science samples that will be on the return trip. SpaceX is in charge of the f light until it gets near the space station. Then NASA calls the shots. If we can convince ourselves the datas good,I suspect we can find an opportu-n ity on Sunday,but again,we have to go look at it, S uffredini said. The fresh apples aboard Dragon straight from thef amily orchard of a SpaceX employee will be apples auce or worse the longer the delay.Theres other fresh fruit as well for the six station astronauts. Musk acknowledged it was s cary for a while. es,absolutely,it was a l ittle frightening there,said Musk,whose fortune came from co-creating PayPay. H e stressed that the compans Falcon 9 rocket perf ormed really perfectlyand that the thruster problem was isolated to the Dragon. O n the previous flight in October,one of nine firststage engines on the Falcon r ocket shut down too soon. A communication satellite h itching a ride was lost. SpaceX hopes the resupply venture will lead to transporting astronauts to the space station in the Dragon capsulei n just a couple years. If thrusters stalled like this on a manned mission,Musk said,the outcome wouldnt necessarily be grim. The capsule is designed to return to Earth with just two good setso f thrusters and,in a super worst case situation,conc eivably just one although it would be a bit of a wobbly trip. The space station was orbiting 250 miles above theA tlantic,just off the New England coast,when the Falcon soared. Astronauts will use a hefty robot arm to draw the Dragon in and docki t to the station. Also on board with the fruit:640 seeds of a flowering weed used for research, m ouse stems cells,protein crystals,astronaut meals and c lothing,trash bags,air-purifying devices,computer parts and other gear. N ASAs deputy administrator,Lori Garver,said using c ommercial providers is more efficient for the space agency. Its part of a long-t erm program,she noted,that has NASA spending less money on low-Earth orbit a nd investing more in deepspace missions. Thats one r eason why the space shuttles were retired in 2011 after the station was completed. The goal is to have SpaceX,or SpaceE xploration Technologies Corp.,and other private firms take over the job of ferrying astronauts to and from the space station. Russia does that now for a steep price. Competitor Orbital S ciences Corp. has yet to get off its Virginia launch pad. T he company plans to launch a free-flying test of its Antares rocket and Cygnus supply ship in April,followed by a demo run to thes pace station in early summer. Russia,Japan and Europe regularly make station deliveries as well. But only theD ragon is designed to bring back substantial amounts of research and used goods. The other supply ships burn up u pon re-entry. The newest Dragon is s cheduled to spend more than three weeks at the space station before being cut loose byt he crew. It will parachute into the Pacific with more t han a ton of medical samples,plant and cell specimens,Japanese fish and oldm achinery,and used spacewalking gloves and other items. S paceX plans to launch its next Dragon to the station in l ate fall. More than 2,000 guests jammed the Cape Canaveral launch site Friday morning to watch the Falcon take flight.I t wasnt much of a show because of all the clouds. The successful separation of the Dragon from the rocket was broadcast live on NASA TV; on-board cameras provided the unique viewsn ine minutes into the flight. Then the trouble struck, a nd the coverage ended. s looking like were going to be back on track here,Musk later assured everyone. Online: NASA: h ttp://www.nasa.gov/mission p ages/station/structure/launch/i ndex.html SpaceX: http://www.spacex.com/ Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT A Falcon 9 rocket poised on SpaceX launch pad recently at C ape Canaveral Air Force Station. SpaceX carries supplies for the International Space Station via a Dragon capsule, l ike was done on this launch. SpaceX company fixes Dragon capsule problem Special to the News-SunL AKE PLACID Lake Placid is in need of instruct ors to teach the Junior Achievement Program for two Lake Placid schools. Three instructors are n eeded for Lake Placid Middle School. The class is a six-week course. Instructors are needed for one time period per weeko n Tuesday,Wendesday or Thursday. Classes are from 8 :27-9:19 a.m.,11:41 a.m. t o 12:29 p.m.,and 12:331:21 p.m. Contact Wendy Larson a MidFlorida Credit Unionby email at wlarson@midflorida.com for information or to volunteer. Four instructors are needed at Lake Placid High School. This is a four-we ek course. Instructors are needed for one time period per week,for two hourse ach. Hours are to be determined. Contact Mary Birgeat Highlands Independent Bankby email at mary-b irge@highlandsindependentbank.com. Classes for both schools a re scheduled to start classes on Monday,March 18. It is vitally important t hat these slots are filled for the classes to continue. T his is an excellent opportunity for retired teachers. For additionali nformation,contact the Greater Lake Placid C hamber of Commerce at 465-4331. Lake Placid needs Junior Achievement instructors Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida State Colleges C orporate Education Department offers training i n orkplace Spanish.In 12 weeks,learn key terms and expressions that are vital for communicating ina working environment. E ach class participant receives a manual with Spanish phrases,an audio CD for listening in a car or on a stereo,and a companion Click IT CD-ROM. Class meets from 6-8 p.m.M ondays,March 18-June 17 at the SFSC Highlands C ampus. The course number (CRNand t he cost of class is $195. For information about t his class or course books, c ontact Lorrie Key,direct or,Corporate and C ommunity Education,at 7 84-7033 or email corp o r atetraining@southflorida.e du. R egister for this class i n Building B,Highlands C ampus,or any SFSC campus or center. For more information,contact Corporate Education at 453-6661,465-5300,7732252,or 494-7500,ext. 7033,or by emailing corpor atetraining@southflorida.edu SFSC Corporate Ed offers Workplace Spanish Associated PressNEW ORLEANS BPs head of drilling engineering for the Gulf of Mexico at the time of the Deepwater Horizon disaster testified he didnt believe deepwater drilling was a high-riskactivity before the 2010 blowout of the compans Macondo well. Jonathan Spragues March 2011 testimony is contained in a batch of documents plaintiffslawyers submitted Thursday to the federal judge presiding over a trial for litigation spawned by the massive Gulf oil spill. During a pretrial deposition,Sprague said he recognized the risks associated with deepwater wells but thought they could be eliminated before the deadly rig explosion. By ANNE DINNOCENZIO AP Retail WriterNEW YORK Its been a tough week to be Ron Johnson. J.C. Pennes CEO was in the hot seat again on Friday in New York State Supreme Court after facing investors earlier this week over a dismal quarterly earnings performance that marked one year of snowballing losses and sharp sales declines since he came on board. This time,he was being grilled for four hours by lawyers from rival Macs Inc. who presented emails that he wrote that they believe illustrate how he plotted to push home diva Martha Stewart to breach an exclusive deal with his rival. They contend he wanted Macs backed into a corner so Penney would be the sole department store distributor of some of Stewarts goods. But in cross examination by Pennes attorneys,Johnson,dressed in a dark suit and striped navy tie,rejected their claims and painted a far less devious portrait of himself. He said he just wanted to get a piece of the action while helping the struggling Martha Stewart business grow. And he says that the expanded partnership could be good for everyone,including Macs. our success is based on a success of a vendor,Johnson testified. Competition can be your friend. Penney ended up signing a pact in December 2011 with Martha Stewart Living to open shops at most of its stores in spring 2013. But one month later,Macs renewed its long-standing exclusive deal until 2018 and then immediately sued Martha Stewart Living and Penney. The trial,which began Feb. 20,focuses on whether Macs has the exclusive right to sell some Martha Stewart branded products such as cookware,bedding and bath items. Macs is seeking to block Penney from opening Martha Stewart mini shops in its stores. The shops are part of Johnsons plan to reinvent the shopping experience at the beleaguered chain. The stakes are high for all three companies but particularly for Penney. Pennes shares have now lost nearly 60 percent of their value since early last year when Johnson revealed his plan to scale back most sales in favor of everyday low prices. The stock drop is the latest indictment that Johnsons turnaround is failing Wall Street as much as on Main Street. Johnson is counting on the shops,particularly Martha Stewarts,to bring back shoppers who have fled to rivals like Macs. Johnsons appearance comes four days after Macs CEO Terry Lundgren testified in court that the company had built the Martha Stewart brand to be the biggest name in home items since it began to carry the products in 2007. Having a rival carry similar products would hurt business,he testified. Martha Stewart,the founder of Martha Stewart Living,is expected to testify Tuesday. During Johnsons examination Friday, Theodore M. Grossman,an attorney representing Macs,used a string of emails that Johnson wrote to various people including Bill Ackman,head of Pershing Square Capital Management and Penney board member,Penney executives and others. Grossmans aim appeared to be to show how,since the summer of 2011,Johnson had targeted Martha Stewart because she was the biggest,most recognizable brand in the home business without any regard to Macs exclusive agreement that was up for renewal in 2012. I need to propose a deal so she (Martha Stewart) can go to Terry Lundgren at Macs and break the agreement,according to one email Johnson wrote to an Penney executive in August 2011. In one email that Johnson sent to Ackman on Dec. 7,the day the deal went public,he wrote,e put Terry ina corner. Normally when that happens and you get someone on the defensive they make bad decisions. This is good. Johnson,looking tense with his hands clasped,acknowledged that getting a deal with Martha Stewart was critical but stopped short of saying his goal was to break the exclusive agreement. He said he knew there would have to be an amendmentto a deal between Macs and Martha Stewart so that Penney could move forward. BP manager didnt see high risk in drilling Penney CEO emails suggest aim at breaking deal An amendment to a deal between Macys and Martha Stewart was necessary so that J.C. Penney could move forward.


C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunSunday, March 3, 2013www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001244 LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE6, Plaintiff, vs. SHAUN MERCURE A/K/A SHAUN R. MERCURE, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 25, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001244 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE6, is the Plaintiff and SHAUN MERCURE A/K/A SHAUN R. MERCURE; MICHELLE MERCURE A/K/A MICHELLE L. MERCURE A/K/A MICHELLE BROWNING; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 25th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 22, 24 AND 28, LAKE ANOKA BEACH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 PAGE 58, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND THAT PORTION AT VACATED FRED PLACE DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A PORTION OF FRED PLACE OF LAKE ANOKA BEACH SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS REC ORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 58, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 24 OF SAID SUBDIVISION; THEN RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST AND ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FRED PLACE A DISTANCE OF 87.60 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 24; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FRED PLACE A DISTANCE OF 87.60 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 28; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 908 W. FRED PLACE, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on February 26, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08076640 EMC-CONV--Team 3-F08076640 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. March 6, 10, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000270 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. CONNIE BROWN, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF, GEORGE GRANT, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 26, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-000270 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS C ounty, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and CONNIE BROWN, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF, GEORGE GRANT, DECEASED; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, GEORGE GRANT, DECEASED; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S N OT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OF ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; CONNIE DORA BROWN, AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF GEORGE GRANT, DECEASED; TENANT #1 N/K/A DELORES SPIRES N/K/A CONNIE DORA BROWN are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 26th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:1Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS EXHIBIT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN DEED BOOK 470 AT PAGE 047 AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE EAST 50 FEET OF LOTS 4, 5 AND 6 AND THE WEST ONE HALF OF LOT 7, BLOCK 166, SEBRING HIGHLANDS SUBDIVISION, AS SHOWN BY MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 97. A/K/A 4708 MINVERA STREET, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on February 27, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08012446 NMNC-SPECFNMA-Team 1-F08012446 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. March 3, 10, 2013 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-001137 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (``FANNIE MAE'' Plaintiff, vs. JUANA GONZALEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JUANA GONZALEZ; ASBEL GARCIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE F ASBEL GARCIA; MAYKELL M. HERNANDEZ A/K/A MAYKELL HERNANDEZ; GRANADA VILLAS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S JECT PROPERTY; Defendants. N OTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s JUANA GONZALEZ L/K/A 4728 GRANADA BLVD SEBRING, FL 33872 (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JUANA GONZALEZ L/K/A 4728 GRANADA BLVD SEBRING, FL 33872 (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN ASBEL GARCIA L/K/A 4728 GRANADA BLVD SEBRING, FL 33872 (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ASBEL GARCIA L/K/A 4728 GRANADA BLVD SEBRING, FL 33872 ( RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: UNIT 6 OF GRANADA VILLAS CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM AS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 679, PAGE 920, AND MODIFIED IN O.R. BOOK 690, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 4728 GRANADA BLVD UNIT 6, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33872 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Kahane & Associates, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FLORIDA 33324 on or before April 3, 2013, a date which is within thirty (30 days after the first publication of this Notice in THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to y ou, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Phone No. (863 receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 21st day of February, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk March 3, 10, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 28-2012-CA-000476 Division: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. ISRAEL VELEZ; AIDA VELEZ A/K/A AIDA L. VELEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-I NG INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated February 26, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 2012-CA-000476, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff, and ISRAEL VELEZ; AIDA VELEZ A/K/A AIDA L. VELEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendant(s ROBERT W. GERMAINE, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room in the Basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, 33870 on the 29th day of May, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 3, BLOCK 24 SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES SECTION C ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 PAGE 87 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. The property is located at the Street address of: 1519 Eucaliptus Avenue, Lake Placid, FL 33852. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on February 27, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ D. Whidden Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at not cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (8632 ing days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired call TDD (863 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. March 3, 10, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11000602GCS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. TODD, ADAM, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 11000602GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, and, TODD, ADAM, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT AT COURTHOUSE, 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 334870, at the hour of 11:00 A.M., on the 20th day of March, 2013, the following described property: LOT 27, BLOCK 19, OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 22nd day of February, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 3, 10, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000447 PNC Bank, National Association, Successor by Merger to National City Bank Successor by Merger to National City Mortgage Co., Formerly Known as NCMC NewCo, Inc., Successor in Interest to National City Mortgage Co. (Subsequently Known as National City Mortgage, Inc.) Plaintiff, vs. DIMITRIOS LINARDATOS; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION #1; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION #2; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 26, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000447 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association, Successor by Merger to National City Bank Successor by Merger to National City Mortgage Co., Formerly Known as NCMC NewCo, Inc., Successor in Interest to National City Mortgage Co. (Subsequently Known as National City Mortgage, Inc.), Plaintiff and Dimitrios Linardatos are defendant(s I, Clerk of Court, ROBERT W. GERMAINE, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE J URY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., April 15, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 16, IN BLOCK 251, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, 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 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863 534-4690, within two (2 this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561 (561 March 3, 10, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 12-970-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MAGNOLIA PROPERTIES OF SEBRING, INC., a Florida corporation, RANDALL RIOUX, individually, STEPHEN M. BEYER, individually, SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, a Florida special district, and MAGNOLIA PLACE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on February 25, 2013, the Clerk of Highlands County w ill sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on March 25, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.: Lots 1-6, 9-15, 22-28, 30, 32, 35, and 36, Block 267, Lots 6 and 8, Block 268, Lots 7, 10, 11, 12, 17, and 19, Block 271, Lots 12, 13, and 16-21, Block 272, Lots 20-26, S 1/2 29, 30, and 38, Block 275, ALL IN SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 71, 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. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 10001205GCS PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION, PLAINTIFF, VS. MARK DAKIN, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S NOTICE OF ACTION To: Lisa Dakin RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 519 Washington Blvd. NW, Lake Placid, FL 33852 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 30, IN BLOCK 60, OF PLACID LAKES, SECTION SIX, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, AT PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Gladstone Law Group, P.A., attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 1499 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33486, and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, either before April 2, 2013 or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun. DATED: FEBRUARY 25, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of the Court If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Office of the Court Administrator at 863-534-4686, 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. March 3, 10, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case no. 10-710GCAXSX MCCORMICK 105, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF CLYDE S. DAVIDSON, JR., DECEASED, et al., Defendant(s CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 25, 2013, entered in Case N o. 10-710GCAXSX in the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein McCormick 105, LLC is Plaintiff and Unknown Heirs, Beneficiaries, Devisees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees and All Others Who May Claim an Interest in the Estate of Clyde S. Davidson, Jr., Deceased, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern T ime, on the 25th day of March, 2013, the following described property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 22, IN BLOCK 2, OF LAKEVIEW SUBDIVISION FIRST ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 38, AND AN UNDIVIDED 1/37TH INTEREST IN LOT 10, BLOCK 1, LAKEVIEW SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 5129 Placid View Drive, Lake Placid, Florida 33852. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or s ervice 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 26th day of February, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Highlands County Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 3, 10, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 09001367GCS Division SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS A. BOSWELL, MELANIE S. BOSWELL AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on February 26, 2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 6, BLOCK 176 OF PLACID LAKES SECTION SEVENTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE(S LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 1846 NW WASHINGTON BLVD., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on March 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 3, 2013Page 11A I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000189 DIVISION: GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, RAFAEL A. ALVARADO, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 15, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000189 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC is the Plaintiff and RAFAEL A. ALVARADO; ANGELICA M. ALVARADO; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 14th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 41, BLOCK 61, OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 6223 ORDUNA DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on February 10, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11039943 GREENTREEAZ-SPECFNMA-R-jbonin-Team 2-F11039943 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. February 24; March 3, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000178 DIVISION: SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. OLGA M. VARGAS-CASAS A/K/A OLGA VARGAS C ASAS A/K/A OLGA M. VARGAS CASAS, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 26, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000178 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and OLGA M. VARGAS-CASAS A/K/A OLGA VARGAS CASAS A/K/A OLGA M. VARGAS CASAS; ANIBAL JIMENEZ A/K/A ANIBAL FRATICELLI JIMENEZ; SUNTRUST BANK; TENANT #1 N/K/A OMAR FRATICELLI are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 26th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 40, BLOCK 53, OF SEBRING COUNTRY E STATES SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 401 LEMANS DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 3 3872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on February 27, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11021536 S UNTRUST-MAN-SPECFNMA-R-mschreiber-Team 4-F11021536 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. March 3, 10, 2013 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. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 26th day of February, 2013, 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 d efendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 15th day of May, 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. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 26th day of February, 2013. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court B y: /s/ Priscilla Michalak March 3, 10, 2013 1050L egalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404


C M Y K Page 12ANews-SunSunday, March 3, 2013www.newssun.com Contact UsBy Phone(863By Mail2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870By E-Mailwww.newssun.com/contact/CHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens t o you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be h appy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100AnnouncementsREQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP TOLP UTL#002-2013 T he Town of Lake Placid, Highlands County, Lake Placid, F lorida, will receive sealed RFPs at the Town Hall Municip al Building Office of Gary V. Freeman, Director of Utilities, l ocated at 311 W. Interlake Blvd, Lake Placid, Florida 3 3852 for the following: C ROSS CONNECTION CONTROL SERVICES R FP UTL#002-2013 The entire specifications may be obtained from the Town w ebsite located at: www.lakeplacidfl.net. Contact person i s Gary Freeman, Director of Utilities at phone 8 63-699-3747, Fax 863-699-3749, located at the Town o f Lake Placid Municipal Building located at 311 W. Interl ake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL, 33852, during the business hours of 8:00 am until 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. R FP envelopes must be sealed and marked with the RFP number UTL#002-2013 and the name of project as to i dentify the enclosed bid. RFPs must be delivered to the T own of Lake Placid at the Town Hall office of Gary V. F reeman, Director of Utilities, located at 311 W. Interlake B lvd., Lake Placid, FL, 33852, so as to reach the said off ice no later than 2:00 PM, Thursday, April 4, 2013 of the o fficial time clock at the Town Hall, at which time the RFPs will be opened. RFPs received later than the date and t ime specified will be rejected. The Town will not be res ponsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, or any other t ype of delivery service. T he Town of Lake Placid reserves the right to accept or rej ect any or all bids or any parts thereof; and the award; if an award is made, will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award w ill be in the best interest of the Town of Lake Placid Mun icipal Government. The Town Council reserves the right t o waive irregularities in the RFPs. Local businesses and/or drug free workplaces shall be given preference in t he evaluation and award of purchases and contracts. Advertised in the legal ad section of the News-Sun Newsp aper, on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-47 IN RE: ESTATE OF RICHARD A. RIPLEY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RICHARD A. RIPLEY, deceased, whose date of death was January 6, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth b elow. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 24, 2013. Personal Representative: BRIAN R. RIPLEY 10 Elaine Court Prospect, CT 06712 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 Email: cmables@cmablespa.net /s/ Clifford M. Ables III FLORIDA BAR NO. 178379 February 24; March 3, 2013 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 E-CONNECT located at 4313 Sunbeam St., in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33872, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporat ions of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 28th day of February, 2013. Jamie Evett March 3, 2013 OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 3, 2013. DEBORAH A. WORLOCK Personal Representative 683 Hart Lake Drive Winter Haven, FL 33884 Derek B. Alvarez, Esquire FBN: 114278 dba@gendersalvarez.com Anthony F. Diecidue, Esquire FBN: 146528 afd@gendersalvarez.com GENDERS ALVAREZ DIECIDUE, P.A. 2307 West Cleveland Street Tampa, Florida 33609 Phone: (813813 March 3, 10, 2013 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC-12-524 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF CAMILLE M. MCMAHON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CAMILLE M. MCMAHON, deceased, whose date of death was July 30, 2012; File Number PC-12-524, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's e state must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-74 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ANNA RUTH COLEY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ANNA RUTH COLEY, deceased, whose date of death was December 22, 2012, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-3716, 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 T IME 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 March 3, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Pamela Michele Coley 3806 Walnut Lane Suitland, MD 20746 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 4 45 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 March 3, 10, 2013 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-50 PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF ELIZABETH S. KUNNECKE aka ELIZABETH ELVA KUNNECKE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of ELIZABETH S. KUNNECKE aka ELIZABETH ELVA KUNNECKE, deceased, File Number PC 13-50, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was September 17, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $43,102.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address JACQUELYN REESOR 544 ST. ANDREWS RD. BRANDENBURG, KY 40108 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 24, 2013. Person Giving Notice: JACQUELYN REESOR 544 ST. ANDREWS ROAD BRANDENBURG, KY 40108 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A. CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III Florida Bar Number 178379 551 S. COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 Email: cmables@cmablespa.net /s/ Clifford M. Ables III February 24; March 3, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 13-87 IN RE: ESTATE OF THOMAS JOSEPH GISTINGER a/k/a THOMAS J. GISTINGER a/k/a THOMAS GISTINGER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Thomas Joseph Gistinger a/k/a Thomas J. Gistinger a/k/a Thomas Gistinger, deceased, File Number PC 13-87, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was January 11, 2012; that the total value of the Florida estate is $7,000.00 and that the names of those to who are seeking to have assets assigned by such order are: NAME ADDRESS Joseph E. Gistinger a/k/a Joseph Emmett Gistinger 2778 Montaro Drive Sierra Vista, Arizona 85650 Thomas James Gistinger 1301 Brogan Road Stockbridge, Michigan 49285 Michael Scott Gistinger 10763 Glenn Ellen Drive Tampa, Florida 33624 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE F DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 3, 2013. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Joseph E. Gistinger a/k/a Joseph Emmett Gistinger 2778 Montaro Drive Sierra Vista, Arizona 85650 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/ Eric S. Kane Eric S. Kane, Esquire E-mail Address: eric@kanelawpl.com Florida Bar No. 0847941 E ric S. Kane, PL 20900 NE 30th Avenue, Suite 403 Aventura, Florida 33180 Telephone: (305 March 3, 10, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC13-2 IN RE: ESTATE OF CLAUDE E. MUSICK, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CLAUDE E. MUSICK, deceased, File Number PC13-2, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 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, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other p ersons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 24, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Donald Lee Musick Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael L. Keiber MICHAEL L. KEIBER, ESQUIRE Law Office of Michael L. Keiber, P.A. 129 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 V. (863863 Florida Bar No. 620610 February 24; March 3, 2013 1050L egals 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentAGERO 3X10.5 AD # 00028060


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Porch, Deed restrictions, 115 Sunbird Place. 55+ $39,900.00 863-382-4141 Or 863-414-7090 PALM HARBORFACTORY liquidation sale 3 Stock models must go $39K off select 2012 models John Lyons 800-622-2832 EXT 210 5050Mobile HomesFor SaleDOUBLEWIDE, 2BR/2 BA, Partly furn. New Dishwasher & Hot Water Heater w/ new water pipes, Lg. Shed. Clean! 2236 Whispering Pines Dr., Sebring. Asking $22,000. 863-402-2449. 5050M obile HomesFor Sale 5000 M obile HomesSEBRING 4BR/1BA.New carpet & tile throughout. New Cabinets, Dishwasher, double pain windows & doors. Screen porch. Fenced yard. NICE! REDUCED $55,000. 863-202-0697 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial TEACHER NEEDEDFor 2/3 year old class at Christian Preschool, F/T. Call 863-443-2344 and leave message. SUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS Full time clerk needed Must be organized and Have excellent Customer Service skills Fax resumes to: 863-678-2170 SEEKING WELLExp. Medical office help. 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C M Y K B y DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK Its been a r evolving door of runs recently as t wo late-week routs have moved Avon Park to a 9-0 record. s kind of hard to tinker with the line-up when everyone is hitting, head coach Whit Cornell said. Posting an 11-3 win Thursday over McKeel, followed by Fridays 15-4 pasting of Ridge are certainly evidence of that. After the visiting Bolts got to starter Austin Stadie for a run in the top of the first Friday, Avon Park wasted little time in breaking it open, with an eightspot in the bottom of the frame. Alfred Brown got it going when he ripped the second pitch he saw into left for a single and soon stole second. Torri Pringle then singled up the middle, moving Brown to third and reaching second himself when the throw in went plateward to keep Brown at third. Tyrone Perry then brought Brown in with a looping single to right, moving Pringle to third. Perry stole second and one out later, Steven Flowers infield single loaded the bases. Catcher Kyle Kelley singled home Pringle and Perry and gave way to courtesy runner Cody Pearlman. Third-baseman Luis Martinez then re-loaded the bases with a single to left and then Flowers and Pearlman both came in when a hard grounder of Mason Jahnas bat couldnt be corralled at short. After the second out of the inning, the top of the order came back around and Brown went with a pitch to right for a two-run double, and would come around himself on two errant throws, to cap off the frame and stake the Devils to the 81 lead. Ridge got the lead batter on with a single to start the second. But a line-drive to Jahna at second caught the runner off-guard and was turned into a double play before Stadie got out of it on a fly to left. Avon Park added two more in the bottom of the inning when Perry lead off with a sharp single through the right side and stole second and third ahead of Josh Gomezs RBI single to right. Gomez advanced to second on the throw to the plate, and after Flowers was hit by a pitch, moved to third ona Kelley ground-out. Martinez then lofted a sacrifice fly to left to bring Gomez in and the lead now stood at 10-1. By ALEX COYNE News-Sun correspondentFROSTPROOF It was a chilly night, but that didt stop the Lady Dragons from overcoming the Frostproof Bulldogs on ther oad Friday night. D ue to cancellations, it was their first full game in over two weeks, and for the first time in many years, Lake Placid girls softball came out on top a gainst the perenially strong Frostproof squad, 52. It was a slow start for both teams as they went scoreless going into the second inning. The Lady Dragons would be the first on the board with a bunt down the third base line by Taylor Test to bring in Courtney Delaney from third base fora 1-0 lead. The Lady Bulldogs w ould bounce back w ith a run of their own in the third inning, making it a tie ball game. As the fifth inning arrived and the temperature continued to drop, things began t o heat up for the Dragons. Three singles in a row by Laine Weber Callahan, Carly Hopper and Test would leave the bases loaded when Breauna Corley stepped up to the plate. Corley took her chances on the first pitch and found herself with her first career grand slam over the left field fence. As she rounded the bases, the team would meet her at home in celebration as they led the Bulldogs 51 going into the bottom of the fifth. The Lake Placid defense, using the momentum from the miraculous grand slam, would hold the Bulldogs to one run with three quick outs. When the seventh inning rolled around, the Dragons k new a victory was within reach, and looked to pad their lead when Annie Lake Placid baseball team mauls Mulberry SPORTS B SE CTION Inside This Section H eat stay hot . . .3B STARS at SFSC . . .4B Sebring 70s Softball . . .4B News-Sun Sunday, March 3, 2013 Corley slam lifts Lady Dragons See LP, Page 3B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Breauna Corley blasted a grand slam Friday night in Lake P lacids stunning win at Frostproof. N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE For one of the few times Friday night, and recently, Avon Park head coach Whit Cornell is holding up a runner at third. But Steven Flowers would soon cross the plate as part of the Devils eight-run first inning in Fridays 15-4 win over Ridge. Red Devil scoring spree A von Park15Ridge4 Lake Placid5Frostproof2 See AP, Page 3B By TAYLOR TUBBS News-Sun correspondentIt was a close, rivalry game that ended in an unfortunate manor for the Blue Streaks with an excruciating, 3-2 loss to visiting Hardee Thursday night at Firemens Field. It was little mistakes that cost the Streaks and gave the Wildcats their full nine lives in the extended, nine-inning game. s just little things, said head coach Buck Rapp. But were working on them, and were going to get better at the end of the season. In the first inning the Streaks took out the Hardee batters 1, 2, 3 in a row with a grounder to the third baseman, a strike out, and a bouncer back to the mound. Wyatt Johnson and Cullen Lovett got on base from walks in the bottom of the first, but were not brought around. Hardee picked things up in the second by getting on base from a walk, and then a chopper caromed over the third baseman to allow another runner to get on base with one out. Catcher Jimmy Peck made a fine, running catch from a Hardee pop fly in front of the far end of the Blue Streak dugout to get the second out. An error on a grounder to short, however, allowed a Wildcat to race home before Sebring got the third out of the inning by a catch in right field, giving Hardee a 1-0 lead. The bottom of the second went by without much action for the Streaks. In the third Hardee scratched for another run, though in less than dominant fashion. After a lead off walk, the Cats ninth life gets best of Streaks News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jimmy Peck stands his ground to make the tag on this sliding Wildcat in Hardees win Thursday night. See SEBRING, Page 3B By TAYLOR TUBBS News-Sun correspondentAfter cruising to several easy victories, the Sebring girls had a bit more of a challenge during their awaym atch against George J enkins Thursday. The Streaks got a dose of reality when they experienced some tougher, district competition from the Eagles, falling with a final score of 2-5. My girls played strong a gainst some very experienced players. It was a good tune-up for Districts, said h ead coach Jane Hollinger. In the No. 1 singles Nisha Patel picked up the lone singles win for the Streaks in ah ard fought match on both sides. P atel lost the first set 1-6, won the second 6-4, and won t he tiebreaker 10-8. At the No. 2 singles Joy D onglasan fell to Sandra Khalite 1-6, 0-6. Kelly Broen at the No. 3 singles had a similar match, losing 1-6, 3-6. Other than Patel, Morgan Heston at the No. 4 singles won the most games, but still fell to a George Jenkins player 3-6, 2-6. Finally at the No. 5 singles Teaoni Coker fell as well, with scores of 2-6, 1-6. However in the doubles action the Streak duo of Patel and Donglasan were able to take control over the Eagles. The first set resulted in a 6-6 tie, but the Streaks came back strong to win the match in 7-1 tiebreaker. In the second doubles match Broen and Heston lost with a score of 2-8. My girls currently have a record of 8-2, said Hollinger. Still quite impressive, as the Streaks had won their previous seven consecutive matches, including a recent clean sweet at the Heartland Conference. Their only other loss came from Lakeland in the second match of the season. The girls look to redeem their winnings ways on Monday as they travel to Lake Wales to take on the Highlanders. Lady Streaks stopped It was a good tune-up for Districts. JANEHOLLINGER Sebringhead coach


C M Y K Sebring Elks Golf SEBRING The Sebring Elks Lodge No. 1529 monthly golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club on Monday, March 4, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $32 which includes golf, cart, lunch and prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com or leave a message on 863 471-3295. Check in by 7:40 a.m. in the restaurant.SFSC Hosts Heartland GamesAVONPARK South Florida State C ollege (SFSC Department announces Heartland Games for Active Adults 2013. The Heartland Games for Active Adults will run March 2 30 at various venues throughout Highlands County. The cost is a $15 Registration Fee and an additional $5 per event. The Heartland Games for Active Adults is sanctioned by the Florida Sports A D ivision of Enterprise Florida, Inc. The mission of the games is to promote healthy lifestyles for anyone over 50 and to provide them an opportunity to compete at the local, state and national levels. Events will be held throughout Highlands County in bowling, golf, bask etball, billiards, shuffleboard, pickleball, c ycling, swimming, horseshoes and tennis. Medals are awarded for first, second and third place, male and female, in each sport and age category. Register in Building B, Highlands Campus or any SFSC campus or center. For more information, contact Community Education (Lauren Redick 784-7388 or email CommunityEducation@southflorida.edu.Florida DEP Trail RunsThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection is hosting the following Trail Runs in the State Parks listed below There are five weeks remaining in the Seven Trail Runs in Seven Weeks in Seven Award Winning State Parks. The trail runs include both 5 and 10 K runs. Race awards for all age groups and Tshirts for everyone who registers. You can pre register at www.active.com or call (239 Pre race registration is $20 and day of race registration is $30. All the races start at 1:00 p.m. Bring the family and run together. Come early or stay late and enjoy the parks For more information please contact Terry Cerullo at (239 terry.cerullo@dep.state.fl.us. February 24 Highlands Hammock State Park, 5931 Hammock Road, Sebring, 33872 March 3 Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park, 12301 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, 33955 March 10 Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park, 12301 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, 33955 March 17 Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, 137 Coastline Drive, Copeland, 34137 March 24 Little Manatee River State Park, 215 Lightfoot Road Wimauma, 33598.Hoops for H.O.P.E.SEBRING The Mary Toney H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People ElevateF oundation will be hosting its3rd Annual Community 3-on-3 Basketball T ournament on Saturday, March 9, in the Sebring High School Gym. T he all-day event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with concessions, music and a guest s peaker, with a cost of just $5 per player. The tournament will have male and female brackets consisting of threeto four-player teams in age groups ranging from 7-9, 10-12, 13-15 and 16-19. First and second place prizes will be awarded in each age group. The two younger age groups will start play at 8:30 a.m., with the older groups tipping off at Noon. All teams need to report to the gym 30 minutes prior to the first game of their division. Some age groups fill up fast, so register early to secure a spot. Registration deadline is Friday, March 8. To register, or for more information, contact LaVaar Scott at (863 Nick Brooks at (850or Princeton Harris at (863 Proceeds for the fun and competitive event go to benefit the Mary Toney H.O.P.E Foundation. Come spend the first day of Spring Break hooping it up on the court for a worthy cause.Legion Golf ScrambleSEBRINGAmerican Legion Post 25 will be hosting a Golf Scramble on Saturday, March 9, at the Golf Hammock Golf Course. Cost is $55 per person and includes one mulligan per golfer and refreshements during play. There will also be trophies and door prizes, along with contests for Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive for both men and women. The four-person format will tee off to a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. and will have three Flights. Make checks payable to American Legion Post No. 25. For more information, call JPPlunkett at 840-5046 or 699-0782.Lunch for Youth BowlersLAKEPLACID Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and sausage sandwiches will be featured at a food sale Saturday, March 9, 11a.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 over 30 youth bowlers are currently involved. So bring your family and friends and come buy lunch from the youth bowlers of Cozs in Lake Placid. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB New York3520.636 Brooklyn3425.5763 Boston3127.5345.5 Philadelphia2234.39313.5 Toronto2336.39014 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami4214.750 Atlanta3324.5799.5 Washington1839.31624.5 Orlando1643.27127.5 Charlotte1345.22430 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana3722.627 Chicago3325.5693.5 Milwaukee2828.5007.5 Detroit2338.37715 Cleveland2039.33917WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio4614.767 Memphis3819.6676.5 Houston3228.53314 Dallas2632.44819 New Orleans2139.35025 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City4216.724 Denver3822.6335 Utah3227.54210.5 Portland2631.45615.5 Minnesota2035.36420.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers4318.705 Golden State3326.5599 L.A. Lakers2930.49213 Phoenix2139.35021.5 Sacramento2040.33322.5 ___ Thursdays Games L.A. Clippers 99, Indiana 91 Chicago 93, Philadelphia 82 L.A. Lakers 116, Minnesota 94 Fridays Games Indiana 93, Toronto 81 Houston 118, Orlando 110 New York 96, Washington 88 Boston 94, Golden State 86 L.A. Clippers 105, Cleveland 89 New Orleans 100, Detroit 95 Dallas 98, Brooklyn 90 Miami 98, Memphis 91 San Antonio 130, Sacramento 102 Utah 98, Charlotte 68 Phoenix 92, Atlanta 87 Denver 105, Oklahoma City 103 Saturdays Games Golden State at Philadelphia, late Brooklyn at Chicago, late Toronto at Milwaukee, late Minnesota at Portland, late Sundays Games Miami at New York, 1 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Charlotte at Sacramento, 6 p.m. Memphis at Orlando, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 6 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 7 p.m. Detroit at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Chicago at Indiana, 8 p.m. Atlanta at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.LEADERSSCORING FGFTPTSAVG Anthony, NYK470306137128.6 Durant, OKC531483165328.5 Bryant, LAL572361160527.2 James, MIA575289151727.1 Harden, HOU458491152726.3 REBOUNDS OFFDEFTOTAVG Howard, LAL17745663311.9 Asik, HOU20549469911.7 Randolph, MEM23340764011.6 Noah, CHI21340461711.4 Chandler, NYK24837762511.4 Vucevic, ORL20047067011.4 ASSISTS GASTAVG Rondo, BOS3842011.1 Paul, LAC494689.6 Vasquez, NOR605649.4 Holiday, PHL524478.6 Westbrook, OKC584557.8 3-POINT FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE 3FG 3FGAPCT Korver, ATL144310.465 Curry, GOL180396.455 Calderon, DET104232.448 Webster, WAS95212.448 Ilyasova, MIL62140.443EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh1380267058 New Jersey1064244952 Philadelphia10111216467 N.Y. Rangers982204849 N.Y. Islanders8112186173 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal1343295843 Boston1322285136 Ottawa1263274939 Toronto1390266455 Buffalo8121175467 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Carolina1081215455 Winnipeg1091215561 Tampa Bay9101197164 Florida695175173 Washington7111155259WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago1803396840 St. Louis1172245957 Detroit1083236057 Nashville975234552 Columbus5124144765 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver1054245452 Minnesota1082224549 Edmonton884204954 Colorado883194958 Calgary784185366 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim1531316750 Dallas1092225762 Los Angeles1062224742 San Jose964224543 Phoenix983215755 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Buffalo 4, Florida 3, SO Detroit 2, San Jose 1, SO Carolina 4, Pittsburgh 1 N.Y. Rangers 4, Tampa Bay 1 Toronto 5, N.Y. Islanders 4, OT Boston 2, Ottawa 1, OT Chicago 3, St. Louis 0 Winnipeg 3, New Jersey 1 Edmonton 5, Dallas 1 Minnesota 4, Phoenix 3 Colorado 5, Calgary 4 Fridays Games St. Louis 4, Edmonton 2 Chicago 4, Columbus 3, OT Anaheim 3, Minnesota 2 Saturdays Games Ottawa at Philadelphia, late Tampa Bay at Boston, late New Jersey at Buffalo, late Washington at Winnipeg, late Pittsburgh at Montreal, late Florida at Carolina, late Anaheim at Phoenix, late Los Angeles at Vancouver, late Nashville at San Jose, late Sundays Games Chicago at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m. Colorado at Columbus, 3 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas, 3 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 6 p.m. Montreal at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Calgary, 8 p.m.SCORING LEADERSGPGAPTS Stamkos, TB20141731 Crosby, Pit2192231 Vanek, Buf20121527 Tavares, NYI21131225 Kane, Chi21101525 Zetterberg, Det2161925 St. Louis, TB2052025 Kunitz, Pit2191524 Voracek, Phi2281624 Moulson, NYI211013236 tied with 22 pts.FOOTBALLNational Football League ARIZONA CARDINALSReleased LB Stewart Bradley and CB William Gay. ATLANTA FALCONSReleased RB Michael Turner, DE John Abraham and CB Dunta Robinson. BUFFALO BILLSDesignated FS Jairus Byrd as their franchise player. CINCINNATI BENGALSDesignated DE Michael Johnson as their franchise player. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Baseball at Sebring,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.Sebring,6 p.m.; Softball vs. Clewiston,5/7 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.Clewiston,4:15 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball vs.Avon Park,6 p.m.; Track at Sebring,4:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Avon Park,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.Avon Park,4 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Baseball at Frostproof,6 p.m.; Track hosts meet,4:30 p.m.; Weightlifting at Travis Tood Invite,Avon Park,3:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs.Clewiston,4p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Baseball vs.Lake Placid,7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Lake Placid,6 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs.Lake Wales,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Lake Wales,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball vs.Kathleen,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis at DeSoto,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.DeSoto,4 p.m.; Track hosts meet,4:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Tennis at Lakeland,3:30 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.Lake Gibson,4 p.m.; W eightlifting at Travis Todd Invite,Avon Park,3:30 p.m. SFSC MONDAY: Baseball at Hillsborough,3 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball vs.Grand Rapids Community College,2 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball vs.Hillsborough,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball vs.Pasco Hernando,5 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball at Hillsborough,3 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Baseball at DeSoto,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.DeSoto,6 p.m.; Softball at Lake Placid,6 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs.Lake Placid,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Lake Placid,4 p.m. THURSDAY: Baseball vs.Fort Meade,7 p.m.; Softball at Oasis Christian,6 p.m; Track at Lake Placid,4:30 p.m.; Tennis vs.DeSoto,4 p.m.; Weightlifting hosts Travis Todd Invite, 3 :30 p.m. M M L L S S S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 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C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 3, 2013Page 3B AMERICAN GOLF CARTS; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 3/3,10,17,24,31; 00028016 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; march ads; 00028061 Weber-Callahan clubbed a stand-up triple. But a strikeout left her stranded and the Lady Dragons were left scoreless in the seventh. It was now up to the defense to determine whethero r not Lake Placid would come home with a win. Lake Placid pitcher, Holly Krett, earned the first out as she fielded a ground ball and made the easy out at first. Hopes were put on edge a bit when the second Bulldog batter hit a line drive into right field and landed herselfa double. Frostproofs third batter of t he inning went down swinging, and the Dragonsinfield rallied together in celebration, knowing they were one out away from a huge district upset. The Bulldog base-runner t ried to take advantage of this premature celebration as she soon attempted to steal third. Amid the ensuing chaos and mad dash toward thet hird-base bag, Krett made a diving tag and the umpire c alled the out that would secure Lake Placid the win. I think we really surprised them and ourselves to be honest, Laine WeberCallahan said. I knew we were capable of beating them. We have a close team this year and Im glad that we stayed focused because it felt so great. The Dragons look to build on the momentum of the big win with home games Monday against Clewiston and Tuesday against Avon Park. Lake Placids baseball b oys werent deterred by Fridays cool temperatures either, as they scorched Mulberry at home by a 14-4 score. The Dragons belted out 17 hits and exploded for six runs in the first and seven more in the third en route to the big win. Lake Placid next heads to Sebring Monday for a crosscounty clash. News-Sun Sports Editor Dan Hoehne contributed to this article. Continued from 1B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Jacob Cram and the Green Dragons had their hittin shoes on Friday night in a blowout win over Mulberry. LP picks up a pair of wins Martinez would then come on in relief in the top of the third and retire the side in order and Kyle Thompson looked to add on to the lead when he began the bottom of the third with a double to left. He would advance to third, but be left stranded in the one non-scoring inning for the Devils. Ridge scratched for three in the top of the fourth on a combination of three hits, a hit by pitch, an error and a sacrifice fly, but Avon Parkh ad one more burst in them. W ith one out in the bottom of the fourth, Anthony Caruthers walked and stole second. He would score on Pearlmans single to left and one out later, Jahna was hit by a pitch to put runners on f irst and second. They would move to second and third on a passed ball and come around to score on a Thompson single. Thompson advanced to second on the throw home and moved to third on a balk before Brown brought him in with a single to center. Zack Farr then knocked a base hit into right, moving Brown to third and Perryr ocketed one through the right side to score Brown and make it a 15-4 margin. Gio Gomez then came on a nd, after a lead-off single, struck out two and secured the win with a grounder to short. Everyone is hitting and guys like Alfred (Brown and Tyrone (Perry on everything, Cornell said. Even the outs theyre making are hard outs. In Thursdays win, the Devils waited until the second to get things rolling, but put up four in that frame,o ne each in the third and fourth, and five more in the fifth to make mincemeat of M cKeel. Brown and Flowers each had three RBI and Colton Brock pitched a complete game, giving up just four hits and striking out five. Now 9-0, Avon Park looks to push the winning streak to double figures with a road date Tuesday at DeSoto. They then return home Thursday and Friday ford ates against Fort Meade and Mulberry, respectively. Continued from 1B AP streak nears double digits News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Tyrone Perry had three hits and two RBI in Fridays win over Ridge. runner moved to second when a pitch got away and then to third on a sacrifice bunt. The runner was forced to hold at third on a grounder to short, but another errant delivery soon brought the run in for a 2-0 lead. The Streaks were unable to get on base in the third. Hardee had another close call in the fourth, but the Streaks were able to hold off another run. After a strike out, an infield hit got a runner on base, followed directly by a walk. The runners were able to move up to second and third on a wild pitch after another strike out, but a catch by Johnson in center field gave the Streaks the third out they needed. Blue Streak Jimmy Peck got on base due to an error by the shortstop, but he was unable to be brought around for a run. In the fifth Hardee led off with a single to center, but Struck induced a fly to center and Peck soon gunned the runner down at second trying to steal. Which was fortunate, because the next two batters reached on a single and error, but a ground out to short ended the threat. Sebring was finally able to get on the board in the fifth. Brad Doty got a walk, followed by an infield single by Johnson. Lovett hit one towards the second baseman where an error was made, allowing Doty to race home, making the score 2-1. In the sixth Cale Payne came in to pitch and was able to shut down the Wildcats after a double by the first batter. In the bottom of the sixth Peck got on base with a single to right, but the following three batters were unable to follow suit. The Wildcats were shut down in the seventh with outs by the first three batters after a strike out, a catch in center, and a grounder to first, respectively. The seventh inning was an exciting one for the Streaks, as they were able to tie up the game and had the winning run 90-feet away. After a pop out to first base, Jordan Austin got on base via walk. Johnson reached on an error at short and Landon Willey took his spot as designated runner. Apair of walks by Lovett and Dane Maddox brought Austin home to tie the score 2-2 with the bases still loaded and just one out. But the next two batters were unable to bring any of them home, watching thirdstrikes go by and sending the game into extra frames. In the eighth Payne was very effective at holding off the Wildcats with two strikes and other out quickly acquired. The Streaks were only able to put DeRoss on base by a walk in the eighth. Unfortunately the Cats had the last scratch with a run in the ninth, and this time Sebring had no answer. e didnt get the big hits when we needed them, Rapp concluded. Those little things that Rapp had mentioned added up t o a big downer Friday at Lake Wales, resulting in am ercy-rule, five-inning, 10-0 b lowout at the hands of the Highlanders. Junior flame thrower J ordan Baker had some control issues, allowing six walks in three innings, but three Blue Streak errors behind him did him no favors as of the nine runs given up, just one was earned. And the Sebring offense offered little resistance, totaling four base runners on the night, with two hits, a hit batter and one walk. The Blue Streaks will look to right the ship and get a little atonement Monday as they have a home date against county rival Lake Placid, who squeaked by them with a late rally for a 5-4 win on Feb. 19. N ews-Sun Sports Editor Dan H oehne contributed to this story. Continued from 1B Sebring sees struggles continue at Lake Wales News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jonathan Struck had another hard-luck outing Thursday, pitching well but not able to get a win against Hardee. By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressMIAMI Dwyane Wade scored 22 points, LeBron James shook off his worst shooting night of the season to hit a key 3-pointer in the final half-minute, and the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 13 games by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 98-91 on Friday night. James scored 18 points on a season-worst 4 for 14 shooting, plus added 10 assists and eight rebounds. Shane Battier scored 14, Chris Bosh added 13 and Ray Allen had 10 for Miami, which snapped Memphis eight-game winning streak. Marc Gasol scored 24 for the Grizzlies, who got 14 points apiece from Zach Randolph and Mike Conley. I thought this was one of our better wins of the season, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. It was tough. We had to work for everything. We had to find a different way to win, deal with frustration ... and then make some plays down the stretch. Miami is at New York on Sunday, facing a Knicks team that has already beaten the Heat twice by 20 points each time. 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C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunSunday, March 3, 2013w ww.newssun.com E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 00028011 Special to the News-SunSEBRING On Thursday, Feb. 28, the Silent Salesman had a very good day at bat and defeated Royal Palms with a final score of 27-10 in the Sebring 70 and over Softball League. The Salesman jumped to an 18-6 lead after four innings and good defense held the Palms to four runs t he rest of the way. Norm Grubbs made a nice over-the-shoulder catch of a long drive that helped seal the win for the Salesman. All Salesman batters had at least two hits each. Victor Rodriquez topped the hit parade with 6-for-6, including a double. Close behind was Cliff Skeans with five hits and responsible for four runs being scored. Bill Todd and Larry Ambuel each had 5-for-6. Don Day went 4-for-4 including a home run. Norm Grubbs clubbed a double and went 4-for-4. Don Goodwin and Ken Crandall each had 4-for-6. Bob Iott and Fred Moore had 3-for-5 and Jack DeFinny chipped in two hits. R oyal Palms did what they could but the odds were against them. Kyle Saunders went 2-for4 which included a double and a triple at his times at b at. G oing 3-for-4 were Mo Pier, Bobby Floodine and Jim Longman. Dale Demar and Doug Hammond each had 2-for-4 and Ray Concepcion went 2for-3. Highlands Independent Bank had a good day at the ballpark with a 23-7 win over Buttonwood Bay. Gene Phillips belted out a triple in his 3-for-5 times at bat. Harry Bell was 3-for-4 including a double. Ross Anderson, Russ Moody and Bobby Fahnestock each went 3-for3. Harold Baucam was 4-for4 and Don Cunningham had 4-for-5. Atrio of 3-for-4 hitters were Fred Krieg, Don Shields and Andy Timmermanis. Woody Woodward had 3for-5. Buttonwood Bays Bob Wood banged out a double in his 3-for-4 times at bat. Tom Moose Morrissette had 4-for-4. Jack Grasso also had a good day with 3-for-3 at the plate. John Degen and Fred Richardson were both 3-for4. VFW4300 squeaked by Andrews Allstate Insurance in extra innings with a final s core of 9-8 in nine innings. VFWLloyd Noaker made a crucial catch in the last inning and also contributed by hitting a double. Ron Lewis was 3-for-5, including a triple, and Dennis Burkholz went 3-for-5 with a double. Another double was hit by John Kloet in 3-for-4 times at the plate and Doran Quigg had 3-for-4. Going 3-for-5 were Chuck Fluharty and Bob Fulcher. Allstates players were in a r eal groove with Dale Baughman, Gallo Gonzalez, Jerry Kauffman, Eddie Lindberg, Dick Ostrich, Mel Gross and Tom Ashley all going 2-for-4 at the plate. On Tuesday, Feb. 26, the Sebring Seventy Softball League battled the windyw eather. The Silent Salesman played the game and usually hard-hitting, Buttonwood B ay team. The Salesman jumped to a 7 -2 lead after two innings, but the Buttonwood Bay boys s aid we arent through, yet. They played solid defense and held the Salesman from increasing their lead for four innings. In the seventh inning the Salesman got their batting eye back and scored five times to lead 12-3. In the top of the eighth inning, the game ended abruptly as inclement weather set in. The final official score was 12-3 in favor of the Silent Salesman. Having an outstanding day at bat for the Salesman was Ken Crandall going 5-for-5. Pitcher Victor Rodriquez had a double and a triple in his 4-for-5 times up. Norm Grubbs had a home run and a double in his 3-for-5 at bats. Don Day was 4-for-5 with two doubles. Bill Todd included a do uble in his 4-for-5 times at bat. Five batters with two hits each rounded out the slug f est. Buttonwood Bay gave the Salesman credit for blowing the game open in the 7th and 8th innings. Their Tom Moose Morrissette and John Degnen each were 3-for-4, includinga double. Rick Vancuren had 3-for-4 and Fred Richardson was 3for-3. VFW4300 laced up their running shoes and showed no mercy on the Royal Palms team coming out on top 26-7. For the VFWDoran Quigg had a good day going 4-for-5 with two doubles and a home run. Others with 4-for-5 were Don Knowlton, Bob Fulcher and Jerry Murphy. Chuck Fluharty, Ron Lewis and Bob Roth each had 3 -for-5 at their times at the plate. Royal Palms made an effort with Charlie Quinn having a double in his 3-for-4 times at bat. Gene Hanford was 2-for-4, including a double, and Doug Hammond had 3-for-4. Andrews Allstate Insurance came out on top of Highlands Independent Bank with a 10-5 final score. Allstates newest player Brian Pluta lead the 2-for-3 hit parade. The others going 2-for-3 were Tom Ashley, Gallo Gonzalez, Mel Gross and Dick Ostrich. W inning pitcher Rudy Pribble also hit 3-for-4 times a t bat. Highlands Independent Bank put forth good effort with Don Cunningham, Bob Fox, Don Sheets and Andy Timmermanis all having 3for-4 times at the plate. Four other players having one hit each were Ross Anderson, Bobby Fahnestock, Gene Phillips and Jose Torres. These games are played at the Highlands County Sports Complex in Sebring each Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome an d bleachers are furnished. Sebring 70s battle through the elements Courtesy photo Special STARS athlete Jasmine Mercure throws out the first pitch during the South F lorida State College baseball game on Saturday, Feb. 23 in Avon Park while SFSC Baseball Coach Rick Hitt (next to her on the leftcure is a sixth grade student at Sebring Middle School and participates in track and field events with Special STARS. She was selected to be the honored guest along with Frannie Gillilan, Special STARS liason for the school district, and Isaac Durrance, adaptive physical education teacher with the schools. It was a Special STARS day at the game. More than 50 athl etes and their families or caregivers came out to cheer on the Panthers. Mercure, STARS honored by Panthers By STEVEN WINE Associated PressJUPITER Mike Lowell grew up in Miami, helpedt he Marlins win a World Series and knows all too w ell about the franchises tradition of humble payrolls a nd modest crowds. Back in uniform this w eek as a special instructor, Lowell says the team can win again and win back fans, but it will take time. And he sympathizes with South Floridians angry the Marlins this season will be near baseballs basement in payrolls again. The return to a tight budget comes after a brief spending binge and only one year in the long-sought new ballpark that was supposed to transform the franchise. ou just had so much hope, Lowell said. Youve been wanting for this for 15 years and you get it, and it seemed like it didnt last very long. But its not my team. Its not my money. They have the right to do what they want. But theres going to be a consequence. While the Marlinslatest payroll purge will keep disenchanted fans away, Lowell said it might also deter future free agents from considering Miami. All-Stars Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell signed free-agent deals b efore the 2012 season, and all have already been traded. Players read contracts and see that Jose Reyes andM ark Buehrle got traded in the first year of a long-term d eal, Lowell said. Theyre going to think twice about i t. Itll definitely be an issue. O wner Jeffrey Loria ordered a roster shake-up after the Marlins finished last in NLEast with a $90 million payroll, so Reyes, Buehrle and Josh Johnson were traded to Toronto. I understand the team lost a lot of games, Lowell said. But I think it would be hard to say they lost a lot of games because of Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson. Even so, Lowells rooting for the Marlins, in part because his close friend Mike Redmond is the new manager. They were Marlins teammates for six seasons after the World Series champions were dismantled. Lowell was a rookie in 1999, the roster was the youngest in the majors and the Marlins lost 98 games. Four years later many of the same players including Lowell and Redmond celebrated a World Series championship. Redmond envisions the same sort of development in the next few years, and he i nvited Lowell to spend a few days with the team. I just want him to be around to be a sounding board for some of our young p layers who have this opportunity, Redmond said. Mike got an opportun ity because of getting rid of a lot of the players in I t was the same opportunity as now. He made the most of h is opportunity, and look what he accomplished. Lowell spent 12 years in the majors and was a fourtime All-Star third baseman. He was the World Series most valuable player in 2007 when he led Bostons memorable title run, and he wore a Red Sox uniform while visiting their camp earlier this week. But hes still a Marlin. Lowell attended about a half dozen games in their new ballpark last season, and hell be back for more this year unlike many others. While it seems fan ire has never been higher in South Florida, Lowell predicted attendance will rise again if and when the team is successful. inning cures everything, he said. And theres good talent here. Its just, when does the talent pan out? Two years? Five years? One year? The fans want it to pan out now, which is normal. Lowell says Marlins can win back angry fans By BOB BELLONE Associated PressDUNEDIN Mark Buehrle works quickly. ery few guys do it, but the guys that do it, they have success, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. Good or bad, its over fast. Making his second start of spring training, Buehrle allowed one run and three hits in two innings Friday as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4. Buehrle struck out two and walked two, finishing by retiring Sean Rodriguez on a flyout to escape a basesloaded jam. I know its spring training and results dont matter as much, but I still like to get outs, Buehrle said. I dont like getting hit around, giving up runs. It was a pride factor. Buehrle wasnt proud to have walked Desmond Jennings twice. He did joke about his strikeouts of Rodriguez and Tim Beckham. couple of guys thought they were changeups, he said. No. That was my fastball. Jennings singled in his only other plate appearance in the fifth, then stole two bases and scored his second run on Sean Rodriguezs sacrifice fly. Shelley Duncan then tied the score at 3 with a solo homer. Rays starter Jake Odorizzi struck out two in the first, including Jose Bautista after third baseman Chris Gimenez failed to locate his foul popup near the line. Toronto took a 3-1 lead in the second on a two-run homer by Brett Lawrie and a solo shot by Ricardo Nanita. Loser Mike Montgomery allowed two runs, three hits and a walk in the sixth, giving up RBI singles to Andy LaRoche and Adam Loewen Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon only wants to become familiar with the left-hander, acquired with outfielder Wil Myers, Patrick Leonard and Odorizzi in the offseason trade that James Shields and Wade Davis to Kansas City. The expectations are just to watch. I swear, I dont have any, Maddon said. I dont want him to come out there and feel like hes going to make it. Hes not going to make the club right now. There are a lot of things that have to happen. The big thing is for him to come out here and be comfortable, hopefully find that little mental thing that permits him to get back to 95, 96 (mph sistent basis and get people out. Hes really high end. Montgomerys got great stuff, and its just a matter of him mentally understanding what he can do and going ahead and doing it. But he could be really good. Buehrle, Blue Jays beat Rays Associated PressTAMPA Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano says his contract status is on his mind, though not a distraction. Cano is due $15 million in the final season of what became a $57 million, sixyear deal and is eligible for free agency after the World Series. Aday after Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the team had made a significant offer during the offseason to Canos agent, Scott Boras, Cano declined to address the matter Friday but did say: Its never going to go out of your head. I dont want to be a distraction to the team, Cano added. Just focus on playing baseball. He hit .313 with 33 homers and 94 RBIs last year but was 3 for 40 (.075 homers and four RBIs during the playoffs, including a postseason-record 0-for-29 skid. I have one more year on my contract, Cano said. I have to perform and help the team win another championship. Cano plans to leave Yankeescamp this weekend to join the Dominican Republics World Baseball Classic team, which plays the Yankees in an exhibition game Wednesday. Cano says contract not a distraction


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 3, 2013Page 5B DUMMY 2013; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 00026400 Healthy Living & More; 5.542"; 4"; Black; -; 00028091 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo Residents of Camp Florida Resort have completed Lake Placids newest mural.These s ix women Diane Lucey (from left), chairwoman, shown with artists Kaye Houston, D awn Heinbach, Peggy White, Barb Snyder and Jeannie Sineath are all property owners. Husband and wife behind The Bible miniseries By DAVID BAUDER AP Television WriterN EW YORK Mark Burnett was taken aback by t he scale of what his wife, actress Roma Downey,had in mind when she suggested over tea one morning four years ago that they make at elevision miniseries based on the Bible. Momentarily,I think he thought Id lost my mind, Downey recalled. He wento ut on his bicycle and he prayed on it and he came back and said,ou know what,I think its a good idea. I think we should do it together.We shook hands and havent looked back. The series debuts on History Sunday at 8 p.m. EST,the first of five twohour chunks that will air each weekend. The finale airs on Easter Sunday. Different stories in the Bible have been Hollywood fodder for years. Burnett,the prolific producer behind Survivorand The Voice, said no one had tried to tie it all together and use modern computer graphics to bring images like Moses parting the Red Sea to life on screen. Instead of being allencompassing,they tried to concentrate on stories in depth and on characters who would emotionally engage the audience. The first episode illustrates the wisdom of that approach:it flounders at the start with a discussion about the worlds creation but becomes more gripping when the emphasis turns to the lives of Abraham and Moses. Burnett said he believes theres a growing Biblical illiteracamong young people. s like saying you never heard of Macbeth or King Lear,he said. In school, you have to know a certain amount of Shakespeare,but no Bible. So theres got to be a way to look at it from a pure literature point of view. If it wasnt for the Bible, arguably Shakespeare wouldn t have written those stories. Downey,the former star of ouched By an Angel,said she wanted to be part ofs omething that would glorify God. After pitching their idea to several networks,Burnett and Downey found a fit withN ancy Dubuc,Historys president and general manager. She likes the challenge of ideas that seem unwieldy. History made the 2010 miniseries America the Story of Us,which was a big hit,and 2012s Mankind the Story of All of Us,which wasnt. Last springs miniseries on the Hatfields and McCoys was an eye-opening success. Burnett and Downey have been building anticipation for The Bibleby previewing it at churches and for religious leaders. Rick Warren,Joel Osteen and Cardinal Donald Wuerl,archbishop of Washington,have all endorsed the work. The faith community is going to sample it,unquestionably,Dubuc said. Whether they stay or go remains with the TV gods. Our job has been to present this as an epic tale of adventure. Historys own campaign is not targeting a religious audience,emphasizing some of the dramatic scenes to suggest that audiences wont be preached to. The screening that Downey and Burnett have sweated the most was when their teenage children showed it to some friends. e knew that we could make it heartfelt,Downey said. We knew we could make it faithful. But we wanted to be sure that we could make it cool. Downey spent nearly half of 2012 in Morocco supervising filming,beginning in the cold of February and ending in the blistering heat of July. e wanted it to be gritty and authentic,she said. We didnt want it to look like somebody had just stepped o ut of the dry cleaners. Her husband flew back and forth to the United States, where he would work on his other programs. Downey saids he initially had no intention of appearing onscreen,but stepped in when they had trouble casting an actress for an older Mary,mother ofJ esus. Except for Downey,few of the actors involved are well known in the United States. Portuguese TV star Diogo Morgado portrays Jesus Christ,and many of the other lead actors are based in Britain. The television airing of The Bibleon History is only the beginning for this project. Lifetime will air a repeat each week after a new episode appears on History. It will air internationally,and a DVD package will go on sale this spring. The series scripts are bound together into a book. Producers will make a theatrical release movie of a portion of the story,and are looking at showing it in stadiums this fall. Burnett and Downey have also reached a deal to make parts of the film available as part of a religious education curriculum for churches. More people will watch this than any of our other series combined over the next three decades,Burnett said. Even better,their marriage survived the grueling process intact even stronger, Downey said. Nobody has taken on the broad vision from Genesis to Revelation,and I think we probably realized at midpoint why no one had done it before,she said. It was maddeningly complicated and extraordinarily hard work. Weapproached it humbly,but we were exhilarated by it. David Bauder can be reached at dbauder@ap.org or on Twitter @dbauder. S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida State Colleges Museum of Florida Art and C ulture (MOFAC) presents Alligators:Dragons in Paradisefrom March 6April 11 at the SFSC Highlands Campus. C reated by the Museum of Florida History,the exhibit ion is a potpourri of fact and fantasy that explores our enduring fascination with thea lligator and the alligators importance to the Florida e cosystem and their symbolic role in Florida culture. The exhibition includes artwork, p hotographs,and artifacts such as alligator bags,shoes, and purses. Patrons can view cast reproductions of alligator and crocodile skulls,a simulated alligator nest,anda lligator memorabilia. An alligator I.Q. board,tanned a lligator hide,and four and a half foot mounted alligator provides visitors with a hands-on experience. The exhibition is spons ored by Norm and Laurie Stephens,Seacoast National B ank,and Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County. S FSC MOFAC will hold its Third Thursday program, Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators:Jeff Klinkenberg, at 1 p.m. Thursday,March 21 i n Building G,Room 101, SFSC Highlands Campus, Avon Park. Based on his book,Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators,Tampa Bay TimesjournalistK linkenberg shares stories of his travels across the state, d iscovering what makes Florida Florida. SFSC MOFAC is open to the public from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday,Thursday,a nd Friday,one hour prior to each Artist and Matinee s eries performance and by appointment for group tours. For more information aboutt he museum and its exhibitions and workshops or to r equest a museum tour,contact Mollie Doctrow,curator, SFSC MOFAC,at ext. 7240 a t 453-6661,465-5300,7732252,or 494-7500 or visit the SFSC MOFAC website http://mofac.org/. SFSC MOFAC presents Alligators: Dragons in Paradise Courtesy photos Photographs, artwork and artifacts are included in the Alligartors: Dragons in Paradise exhibit that opens Wednesday at the Museum of Florida Art and Culture at South Florida State College Highlands Campus. Collaborative muralists By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated PressCHICAGO Michelle Obama says it w as absolutely not surprisingto her that her satellite appearance at the Academy Awards ceremony provoked a national conversation about whether it was appropriate, after some conservative critics accused hero f selfishly crashing the event in an attempt to upstage it. She attributed the chatter to a culture shift that has spawned legions of bloggers,tweeters and others who talk about anything ande verything all the time. Shoot,my bangs set off a national conversation. My shoes can set off a national conversation. Thats just sort of where we are. Wve got a lot of talking going on,the first lady said only somewhat jokingly Thursday before an appearance in Chicago, her hometown. Its like everybodysk itchen-table conversation is now accessible to everybody else so theres a national conversation about anything. In what was not the first-ever Oscar appearance by a first lady,Mrs. Obama wasb eamed live from the White House into Sundays ceremony in Los Angeles to unseal the envelope and announce that the nights final award,for Best Picture,would go to Argo.In 2002,Laura Bush appeareda t the ceremony on videotape. Americans have long been fascinated by their first ladies,scrutinizing everything from their clothes and hair to the issues they promote and how they raise their children. First lady not surprised by Oscars reaction


C M Y K Special to the News-SunL AKE PLACID Each year the Lake Placid W oodcarvers choose a special project. This year the carvers have created 34 dif-f erent dragons as well as various other animals and carvi ngs,including horses,bears, wolves,bugs,butterflies and dimensional reliefs. T he clubs annual show is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Sunday,March 17 at the Lake P lacid Art League,127 Dal Hall Blvd. Admission is free a nd refreshments will be served. This years fantastical dragons are a sight to behold. To quote author UrsulaL eGuin,It is one thing to read about dragons and another to meet them.Some are natural wood,such as the one created by Al Hyman f rom butternut with purple heart horns a lacewood t ongue and real alligator teeth. Some have beautiful fantasy colors of reds,pur-p les and greens. All are quite beautiful and very impressive w hen seen as a group. Sculptors gouge blocks of wood into the appropriates ize and shape. Then,they refine the wood with a variety of tools unique to this e ndeavor,such as veiners and v-tools. When the detail work i s complete,the sculptor smoothes the surface with rasps and rifflers and different grains of sandpaper. Finally,to preserve the w ork,the carver stains it and coats it with varnish,resin or wax. They may burn in fur, feathers,or scales and paint in oils or airbrushing. The Woodcarvers meet from 1 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday. Call Bill Snyder at 699-2665 for more information. Page 6BNews-SunSunday, March 3, 2013www.newssun.com Dummy; 11.25"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 00028073 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Year of the Dragon celebrated by Lake Placid Woodcarvers A dragon by John Fitts. A dragon by Al Hyman. A dragon by Norman Clift. A dragon by Bill Snyder. A dragon by Ken Bingham.


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 3, 2013Page 7B S ANDERS, JAVARIUS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, youth conference p/u; 00027955 IMC CONCERTS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, ernie hass; 00028008 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunSEBRING The H ighlands Art League continues its 2013 Artist of the M onth series with local oil and watercolor artist Nancy Adams. A reception in herh onor will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Yellow H ouse Gallery and Gift Shop. Come meet the artist and learn about her love of the e nvironment and Americas wild places. Nancy Floras Adams specializes in oils and watercolors,and she will display hero il paintings at the Yellow House League this month. She was born in New Hampshire where she spent her early years,and she laters tudied at Vassar College in New York. After receiving a b achelors degree in liberal arts,she went on to earn a degree in VeterinaryM edicine from the University of Georgia. F or the past 20 years, Nancy had pursued a career that embraced her love ofa nimals,owning a busy veterinary practice in the Tampa a rea. Today,Adams spends winters in Avon Park,where she s hares a studio with other artists in the historic Jacaranda Hotel as a member of The ArtistsGroup Studio. The TAG studio is an eclecticd isplay of different types of art,showcasing the talent of Adams and other studio members. Her artwork has received numerous awards,m ost recently she received signature membership in the G eorgia Watercolor Society in August 2012 and won Best o f Show at the Lake Placid Art Show on Jan. 26. D uring the summer,the artist and her family enjoy t he mountains of north Georgia,where she hikes w ith family and friends,and spends times photographing forest areas to use as refer-e nces for her wildlife paintings. Adamsartwork can be f ound in private collections around the country. Her watercolor painting, Barnyard Brawlers,was selected for the cover of the M arch 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical A ssociation. The Yellow House Gallery and Gift Shop is at 1989 Lakeview Drive. The Art League hours are 10 a.m. to 5p .m. Tuesday to Friday,and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Additional information may also be obtained by calling 385-5312,or visiting thew ebsite highlandsart league.org Adams named Art Leagues Artist of the Month S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING March is a wild and wonderful month at Highlands Museum of the Arts (MOTA)! Highlands ArtL eague announces a new exhibit featuring the Wild & Wonderfulwoodcarving and mixed media talents of local artists John Shoop and BethJ ohnson. An array of sea-life themed pieces carved by Shoop,some natural and some wildly painted by part-n er artist Johnson,will be on display through March. Admission to the exhibit isf ree to the public. Regular MOTA hours during this exhibit will be 12-3p .m. Wednesday through Friday.Volunteer docents are n eeded for coverage. Call 385-5312 if able to help. Shoop, Johnson behind Wild & Wonderful exhibit Courtesy photo Craig and Beth Johnson (leftont of a fish carved by John S hoop and painted by Beth Johnson, on display during March at Highlands MOTA. Courtesy photo Beth Johnson holds her Tarpon painting in front of John Shoops carved Sail Fish, on display during March at Highlands MOTA. Courtesy photo O ne of the many pieces by N ancy Floras Adams that w ill be on display in March at the Yellow House Gallery. A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday in Adams honor. Courtesy photo Nancy Adams specializes in oils and watercolors. She will display many of her oil paintings at the Highlands Art League Yellow House this month.


C M Y K By MARK SCOLFORO Associated PressHARRISBURG,Pa. The insurance carrier for the childrens charity founded by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky doesnt have to cover him for acts of child sexual abuse,a judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane said Sandusky was not acting as an employee or executive of The Second Mile when he abused and molested boys. The fact that Sandusky met his victims through The Second Mile or even sexually abused victims during the course of activities of Second Mile does not change the fact that his sexual abuse of children was personal in nature,and performed in his individual capacity,the judges ruling said. The judge ruled in favor of Warren,N.J.-based Federal Insurance Co.,which had brought the case against Sandusky. Sandusky was convicted last summer of abusing 10 boys,some of whom he met through the charity he founded in 1977. He was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison but maintains his innocence and is appealing. He faces lawsuits from some of his accusers. Sandusks lead appellate lawyer,Norris Gelman,said he would be sticking with his client but without money its going to be a little tough. ll talk to him,ll talk to his wife,and well see whats what,Gelman said. Im not the kind of guy who would quit in the middle of a case. ve never done that,and I dont think I ever will. Gelman said Federal Insurance had paid him some money but declined to say how much. Neither the insurers lawyers nor Sandusks civil lawyers immediately returned phone messages Friday. Eight young men testified against Sandusky,describinga range of abuse they said went from grooming and manipulation to fondling, oral sex and anal rape when they were boys. Sandusky,69,did not testify at his trial but has long insisted hes innocent. He acknowledges he showered with boys but says he never molested them. Page 8BNews-SunSunday, March 3, 2013www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; march ads; 00028009 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 3/3/13; 00028013 CHALKTALK By TIM HURNER Highlands Youth Citrus Program c oordinatorThe 2012-2013 Highlands Youth Citrus Program,whichc ulminated at the Highlands County Fair,was a huge success. This year there were a total of 112 young people who participated in the pro-g ram and 75 who exhibited citrus trees. This was a 40 percent increase over the past year. Four years ago,there were only 22 citrus trees grown fore xhibit at the county fair. This project includes three p arts an informational display board,growing a citrus tree,and a record bookc hronicling what was done in the project,The informationa l display boards and citrus trees were displayed in the 2013 Highlands County Fair. The Top Junior Display Boards belonged to SaraG riffin,Heartlanders 4-H Club,and Megan Sowards, S unny Hop 4-H Club (tie and the Top Senior Display Board belonged to AprilG arcia,Country Clovers 4-H Club. The Grand Champion C itrus Tree was grown by Zack Farr from Avon Park, and the Reserve ChampionC itrus Tree was grown by Hannah Farr. The Top Senior Citrus Trees were Zack Farr, A PHS FFA,and Hannah Farr, APHS FFA. The Top Junior T ree was Edward Cyr, Country Clovers 4-H Club. T he Record Books will be submitted for judging Monday. The citrus trees were sold in a silent auction at thec ounty fair. All citrus trees sold for a total of $10,185 at prices ranging from $100300 each. The Grand and Reserve Champion citrust rees were sold in the live auction during the livestock auction at the county fair. The Champion Citrus Tree shown by Zack Farr was purchased by Lykes Citrus for$ 700 and the Reserve Champion Citrus tree shown b y Hannah Farr was purchased by citrus grower Peter Goldstein for $450. P urchasing citrus yrees were:Air & Electric,Center R idge Caretaking,B& L Cattle,Earl Crutchfield, George and Kevin Brown, Tom and Bonnie Crutchfield, Charlie Cullens,Robert Cyr,E ight Gatorboy 7,Steve Farr, Alex Fells,Hancock Groves, P eter Goldstein,Jim Haynes Family Citrus,Heartland National Bank,Sarah Holton,C arol Howard,George Laurent,Lykes Citrus,Palms E states of Highlands Co., Parkway Auto Sales,Claude Phagen,DeLynne Pitts,R eynolds Groves,Roy Sager, Cindy and Jeff Sanders, Saxon Groves,Jack Sebring, W in Stephens,Kash Waldron,Malcolm Watters, W heeler Farms,and Danny Yarborough. F looring all citrus trees to a price of $ 60 each was Citra Harvesting and BarbenG roves,both in Avon Park. Flooring all citrus trees to $ 100 each was Danny Phypers C itrus of Lake Placid. AddOnsto the price for each citr us tree were made by Somers Irrigation of Sebring, a nd Kahn Citrus of Sebring. The Highlands Youth Citrus Program is sponsoredb y corporate sponsors. This years corporate sponsors were Bayer Crop Science, D aniel Albritton; Syngenta Crop Protection,John Taylor; a nd Cutrale Processors,Keith Hinkle. The program is managed by a group of 12 citrus growers in Highlands County who are dedicated to youngp eople and their success and to helping young people know more about the Highlands citrus industry. S pecial to the News-SunIt is the time of year for young people ages 8 to 18 inH ighlands County who wish to exhibit a citrus tree in the 2 014 Highlands County Fair to enroll in the 2014 Highlands Youth Citrus Program. The Youth Citrus program i s open to any youth who will be in the third through twelfth grade in Highlands County in the 2013-2014 school year. The Youth CitrusP roject consists of growing a potted citrus tree for exhibit and sale at the county fair, constructing an informational display board for exhibit in the county fair,and complet-i ng a project record book chronicling what was done in t he project. Ribbons,points, and premiums are awarded in each of the three categories. Overall winners are determined by accumulation oft otal points. To obtain an informational flier on the 2014 Highlands Youth Citrus Program and a 2014 Youth Citrus Programr egistration form,one can go to the following website: http://highlands.ifas.ufl.edu/ 4-H/4-H_home.shtml ,call the Highlands County Extension Office at 4026540,or come by the Highlands County ExtensionO ffice at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center in Sebring. The entry deadline is 5 p.m. April 4. The first of fourp rogram workshops will be held Thursday,April 23 at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center Auditorium in Sebring. Citrus trees and sup-p lies will be distributed at that time. Deadline nears for 2014 Youth Citrus Program Highlands Youth Citrus P rogram a huge success Courtesy photo All citrus trees sold at the county fair as part of the Highlands Youth Citrus Program came to a total of $ 10,185. Siblings Zack and Hannah Farr has the Champion and Reserve Champion Citrus Trees, respectivel y. Special to the News-SunA VON PARK From March 6-20,Avon Park Middle School will be selling tubs of delicious Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dougha s its school-wide fundraiser. Money raised through this fundraiser will go toward student incentives, classroom supplies and other school needs. E ach tub of Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough c osts $16 and makes about 36 cookies. Containing zero grams trans-fat,no partially hydrogenated oils a nd no added preservatives, you can feel good about stocking up. Choose from 13 cookie flavors in addition to brownies,apple cof-f ee cake,heat-and-serve pretzels and pizza. Students from Avon Park Middle School will be taking orders that will earn them prizes,or one canp lace an order at the school at 452-4333. F or more information, contact Donna Peavey,PTO president at APMS. Otis Spunkmeyer fundraiser going on at APMS S pecial to the News-SunR eginal E. Baker of Avon Park was named to the P otomac State College Provosts List for Fall 2012. A ccording to Potomac State College Campus P rovost Dr. Leonard Colelli,there were 110 students placed on the P rovosts List for the 2012 fall semester at Potomac S tate College of West Virginia University. Tobe eligible for the ProvostsL ist,a student must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade point avera ge while maintaining a full-time student status. Baker named to Provosts List Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN US judge: Insurer not obliged to cover Sandusky


C M Y K By JULIANA JACKSON S pecial to the News-SunThe Future Business Leaders of America from Avon Park High School,LakeP lacid High School and Sebring High School attended the District Leadership Conference on Feb. 2 at the State College of Florida inB radenton along with more than 500 students from approximately 20 others chools from Highlands, DeSoto,Hardee,Manatee and Sarasota counties. Alls tudents attending competed in a variety of events and p laced very well. The results are:From APHSGayla Barrett,first place, Future Business Leader; Juliana Jackson,first p lace,Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure,and L ocal Chapter Annual Business Report; Zack Farr,Mason Jahna, J ocelyn Jackson and Zack McKinney,first place, P arliamentary Procedure Team; Juliana Jackson,first p lace,Whos Who in FBLA; Jordan Jackson,second place,Leadership; K enny and Koy McGrath, second place,Web Design T eam; Kenny and Kristie Millan, third place,Business Ethics Team; Kathryn Millan,third p lace,FBLA Principles & Procedures; Charles Council,third place,Spreadsheet Applications; and Sara Heier,sixth place, Public Speaking.From LPHSRoyce Abela,first place, Job Interview; M aria Gonzalez,third place,Job Interview; and Scott Cantwell,fourth p lace,Sports Management. Ashton Abela,Public Speaking II; Jonah Brown, Sports Management; and Michael Norwood,JobI nterview.From SHSDarlin Romero,second place,Computer Problem Solving; Destiny McCartney,second place,Health CareA dministration; and Daniel Ferretti,fifth place, B usiness Math. When not competing in t heir events,students enjoyed various workshops hosted by R yan Underwood,chief executive officer and president, TRI Leadership Resources; Benjamin Durrance, University of South FloridaB usiness and Communications student; m anagers from the Mens Warehouse,who spoke about Dressing For Success; JulieR eyes from Autism Speaks (FL FBLA service project a nd others. APHS FBLA was presented with the Chapter of theQ uartertrophy for their outstanding efforts in chapter activities such as community s ervice and leadership training. S tudents really enjoyed the conference. APHS member Zack Farr said,The keynote speaker was great.Zack also men-t ioned that it was rewarding knowing all his Parliamentary Procedure teams hard work and practice paid off. Another APHS FBLA member,Juliana Jackson,e njoyed being able to celebrate the hard work in the c ompetitive events as well as to meet with her newly elected District 18 officer team. APHS member Gayla Barrett shared that the November 2012 Highlands C ounty Leadership Summit at SFSC best prepared her for the Future Business Leadere vent. She would like to thank the Leadership Summit event sponsor,Bill Jarrett F ord. Zack Farr served this year a s the FBLA District 18 parliamentarian. Juliana Jackson was appointed to serve in this role for the coming year. All of these APHS students h ave won the right to represent their school and district at the FBLA State Leadership in Orlando from April 25-28. The cost to attend is approximately $300 per student. The members will be holding carw ashes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Advanced Auto Parts in Avon Park on Saturday and t he last two Saturdays in March at Avon Park Burger King to raise money to attendt he conference. Donations to aid students in attending this state conference are welc ome. Contact APHS FBLA advisors Melanie and Wade J ackson for details. The FBLA advisors are proud of these young leaders and the efforts they put forth in each event. Advisors fromA PHS are Wade and Melanie Jackson; from SHS,it is Lisa Garrison; and from LPHS,it is Scott Morgan. Submitted by Juliana Jackson, APHS FBLA president, in coop-e ration with Lisa Garrison and S cott Morgan. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 3, 2013Page 9B G RIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 3/3/13; 00028012 CROSSWORDSOLUTION CHALKTALK C ourtesy photo S tudents from Avon Park High School included (front row, from left) Kathryn Millan, Sara Heier, Kristie Millan, Juliana J ackson, Jordan Jackson, Kenneth Millan, and Gayla Barrett; (back row, from left) Jocelyn Jackson, Kenneth McGrath, Zack McKinney, Mason Jahna, Zack Farr, Charles Council, and Wade Jackson, advisor. FBLA students play at District Leadership Conference Courtesy photo S ebring High School students Darlin Romero (from left), Destiny McCartney, and Daniel Ferretti competed at the District Leadership Conference. A ssociated PressAIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP Michelle Johnson has been chosen to be the next superintendent of the Air Force Academy,the first woman to hold the job. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Johnsons appointment Friday. Academy officials said the Senate must first approve her promotion to a three-star lieutenant general,the rank required to become superintendent. It wasnt immediately clear when the Senate would take up her promotion and when she would assume command. Johnson would replace Lt. Gen. Michael Gould,who has been superintendent since June 2009. An academy spokesman said Goulds plans havent been announced. Johnson is currently NATs deputy chief of staff for operations and intelligence. She is a 1981 graduate of the academy,where she became the schools first female cadet wing commander and first female Rhodes scholar. As a Rhodes scholar,she earned a masters degree in politics and economics from Oxford University. First woman in line to lead Air Force Academy


C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunSunday, March 3, 2013www.newssun.com DUMMY 2013; 11.25"; 14.72"; Black; church directory #1 dummy; 00026401Places 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. ANGLICAN New Life Anglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave.(Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852.Rev.Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863strhodes1020@ yahoo.com.Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer.astoral 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.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor.Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N.Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor.Christ centered and biblically based.Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available.Bible studies at 9:45 a.m.Sunday and 7 p.m.Wednesday.Prayer Time 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday.Bible classes at 9:45 a.m.are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30.Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+ PM.The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service, 7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone:453-4256.Fax:453-6986.Email: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvonPark 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park.Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.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 Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:information@ fbclp.com.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m.Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida.Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m.Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service.Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone:385-5154.Dr.Allen Higginbotham, Interim Pastor;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.Website www.fbsebring.com Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D.Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m.Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;E vening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle.Phone 3824301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552.Home phone:214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church,(SBC 4400 Sparta Road.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.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services.Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 385-0752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open.Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;6552610.Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m.Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church,(SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English.Weekday mass at 8 a.m.Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th.Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Parrish office/mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanishfax, 3855169;email, office@stcathe.com ;website, www.stcathe.com .School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr.Anna V.Adam, 747 S.Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870;385-7300;fax, 3857310;email school@stcathe.com .School office hours 7:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.MondayFriday.Clergy:Very Rev.Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retiredv.J. Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R. McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:Saturday:3:30 and 5 p.m.(vigilSunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m.(Spanish.m.(Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m.(French Mass).Daily Mass:Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m.Sacrament of Reconcilliation:7:15-7:45 a.m.first Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m.Saturday and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday.Office Hours:8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.Monday-Friday. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J.Cannon.Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil,4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.;Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Cornerstone Christian Church (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825.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 A ve., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 4657065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday:Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist.Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher;David Etherton, Youth Pastor.Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m.Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays.Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m.Monday-Friday.Phone 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, FL 33875.Call 3821343.Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off siteWednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 154 N. Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m.morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.A free public readingr oom/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S.Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. C HURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister:Don Smith.Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone:453-4692. Lake Placid Church of Christ, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O.Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862.Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m.Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m.Bible class 9 a.m.Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.All are invited to join us.For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website http://www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443.Minister:Kevin Patterson.Times of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of Avon Park, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W.Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor.Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852.Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orang e Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark.Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity.Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided.Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m.(Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m.Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor.Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP Did you know thatt here is a turtle called a stinkpot? The realn ame of this reptile is the musk turtle and it hast he ability to produce an unpleasant scent as a defense mechanism. The odorous,yellowish,muskyf luid is created from two pairs of glands under the shell. Even though it has al arge smell,the turtle is quite small,usually measuring from about three to fivea nd a half inches in length. These tiny creatures are n ative to Florida and have some interesting attributes. The carapace,or shell,of t he musk turtle is highly domed and appears somew hat oblong. The bottom shell,which is called a plastron,is hinged allowing the turtle to hide inside. When it is not in its shell,it is easyt o identify by its pointy nose,sharp beak,large triangular shaped head,dark col-o red shell and yellow lines that are located above and below the eyes.These lines fade and may completely disappear with age. Muskt urtles have long necks and short legs. Musk turtles dont leave the water very often. Their tiny little tongues are cov-e red in nipple like structures called papillae,which allow them to breathe underwater. They enjoy shallow,slow moving,heavily vegetatedw aters with muddy bottoms such as ponds,lakes, streams,creeks and swamps.A bout the only time they journey onto land is when the female is ready to lay here ggs. They will bask,but usually it is in shallow water w ith only the top of the shell exposed to the sun. At times, they will find a log and baskw ith other turtles. They can climb and have been found o n limbs at heights of over six feet above the water. Sometimes a passing boat may get a surprise when a musk turtle drops from theh igh hanging branch into the vessel. Common musk turtles are n octurnal creatures and do most of their hunting at night. During the day,theya re generally inactive and remain buried in the mud at t he bottom of the water body.They feed mostly on small aquatic insects,algaea nd carrion when they are small. However,once they g et a bit bigger,they will eat just about anything that moves including minnows, crabs,snails,leeches, worms,fish eggs,tadpoles,f rogs,algae,plants,clams and crayfish. Breeding generally takes p lace in the spring and females lay from two to nine oval,hard-shelled eggs. Theym ay share a nest with other musk turtles,which may be l ocated in a shallow burrow, under debris,or on open ground. These turtles willd ig a nest if needed; they use their hind limbs to dig about f our inches deep and then deposit the eggs. Incubation is usually from 65 to 86 days. The eggs hatch in the late summer or early fall anda large percentage of the newborns will not survive. The hatchlings are less thano ne inch long and predators are always on the prowl for these tasty morsels. Those fortunate enough to survive through the early years,mayl ive a very long life. In fact, specimens in captivity have been recorded to live over 50 years. Where temperatures are c older,the musk turtle will hibernate for the winter. It finds a cozy place at the bottom of a pond,lake or stream and burrows in fort he duration. Although common musk turtles are not on any endan-g ered status in the United States,their populations have declined noticeablyo ver the years. When wetlands are destroyed or d egraded,this turtle may suffer even more than other species due to its depend-e nce on the water and mud. In Iowa it is considered a t hreatened species and Canada has deemed it a species at risk. Ontario protects the musk turtle under the endangered speciesa ct.Most of the disappearance of the species is credited to habitat degradation ord estruction; however,some females have been killed by vehicles while searching for a nest site. Musk turtle facts: ( Department of Energy and Environmental Protection) Thebarbels on this turtles chin and throat are sensory organs which allow thet urtle to feel for prey resting on the bottom of the water body. The algae frequently found growing on theirs hells help the animals blend in among the plants and similar-looking algae-covereds tones. Several characteristics can be used to distinguishm ales from females:1) males have patches of rough s cales on the inside of the hind legs that are used to grasp the females carapaced uring mating; 2) more skin is in between the seams of t hescutes on the males plastron; 3) the tails of males are longer,thicker, and equipped with a spike at the tip; and 4) males havel arger heads than females. Stinkpots, or musk turtles, dont leave the water very often News From T he Watershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo The carapace, or shell, of the musk turtle is highly domed and appears somewhat oblong. The bottom shell, which is called a plastron, is hinged allowing the turtle to hide i nside.


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 3, 2013Page 11B EPISCOPAL St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.Church office 385-7649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone:465-0051.Rev.Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Thursday:Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N.Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INDEPENDENT First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. 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 WELCA meets 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 (385-2782 open from 10 a.m.to 2 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 (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., at Memorial Drive, AvonPark.Pastor Rev.John C.Grodzinski.Sunday worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Fragrance Free Service Wednesdays at 7 p.m.Open Communion celebrated at all services.ods Work, Our Hands. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.Worship schedule for January through Easter:Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday.Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday.Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent.Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services.Other activities and groups include: Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL3 3872.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.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com 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, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Dustin Woods, interim lead pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m.Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.;Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail unity@vistanet.net.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship: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, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Email: faith@htn.net, Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m. 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.; ContemporaryWorship, 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, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: avonparksda@ embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez.Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME.Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos.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 School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, ContemporaryWorship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 a nd 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.(863von 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.Rev.John A.Bryant, pastor. Rev.Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Rev.Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor.Sunday worship services:Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.and 10:45 a.m.Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m.; Prayer Group, 6 p.m.We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known.Check out our church website at www.memorialumc.com or call the church office at 4652422. St.John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP By LYNN ELBER A P Television WriterL OS ANGELES Until hearing people walk a day in our shoes,they will never understand,says a guidance counselor at a high school ford eaf students in Switched at Birth. Such insights are a staple of the ABC Family drama,a TV rarity that puts deaf char-a cters,played by deaf or hard-of-hearing actors,at the center of the action. But Mondays episode takes it a bold step further: Save for a few spoken wordsa t the beginning and the end, it is silent. The actorshands d o the talking with American Sign Language,even rapping together in one gleefuls equence. Subtitles,which are typic ally sprinkled throughout Switched at Birthepisodes, keep the viewer clued in. But when a deaf character is confused because she cant hear something vital,the audiencei s too. Its powerfully disconcerting. The cast,including Oscarwinner Marlee Matlin as the school counselor,are exciteda bout what they see as a grand experiment and eager for viewer reaction. This is an opportunity for the hearing person to watcha t home and try to experience it,said Katie Leclerc,who stars as deaf teenager Daphne Vasquez. Its not exactly the same,but maybe you can try to imagine what your every-d ay life would be like. s a risk,added Leclerc, w ho has an inner ear disorder,Menieres disease,that can cause hearing loss andv ertigo. A big risk,Matlin said t hrough a sign languageinterpreter. But its going to be an eye-opener. Im very proud to be part of this risktaking,history-making episode. M atlin knows about making history. She was the first and remains the only deaf person to receive an Academy Award acting tro-p hy,honored as best actress for 1986s Children of a Lesser God. The Switched at Birth episode pivots on another keym oment for the deaf community:A 1988 student protest at Gallaudet University in Washington,D.C.,that ended the unbroken succession of hearing presidents at thes chool for the deaf. For fictional Carlton High S chool (inspired by real-life LA school,Marlton),more is at stake:The school facesc losure because of funding cuts,which means its stud ents will be mainstreamed with hearing teens. (It mirrors a real-life trend caused by budget constraints, Leclerc said. Theres also an increasing number of chil-d ren being given cochlear implants to counter hearing loss,itself a controversial issue,according to series creator and executive producerL izzy Weiss.) The prospect is dreaded by the Carlton students,either because theve felt the sting of being an outsider orb ecause they treasure being part of a deaf-oriented school. Deaf people feel that moving into the mainstream chips away at their communi-t y,which is about language and culture,said Jack Jason, M atlins longtime interpreter and the serieson-set arbiter for correct sign-language use. W ith Daphne as the driving force and invoking Gallaudet, s tudents mobilize to take over the administration building and demand Carltons survival. The conflicts ending will wait for the March 11 season finale. T he uprising panics parents and puts relationships at risk,including that of Daphne and Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano),thes witched-at-birth characters of the title who have come together as teenagers from two very different households. We started in the pilot with just one scene that was pure ASL,involving Daphne and Emmett (Sean Berdy said Weiss. As the series developed,she and her writ-i ng team began pondering the what-ifof an all-sign lang uage episode for the second season. Then ABC Family a pproached her with the same idea,and the challenge was o n to find a logical and engaging way to realize the ASL-only goal and a big enough story to make the most of it. Last year,a CSI:NY e pisode took a stab at a nearly silent episode,using music by Green Day for most of its storytelling before reverting to dialogue in the final act. T he solution for Switched at Birthwas to make sure every scene included a deaf character:The truth is,when youre around people who ared eaf,its considered rude not to sign if you know how, Weiss said. To avoid overloading viewers with subtitles the story was designed to be highlyv isual,including scenes of the student protest complete w ith picket signs and a defiant Take Back Carltonbanner unfurled from the occu-p ied school building. Although some moments d epict the pitfalls of being a deaf person in a hearing world,Weiss said,thats balanced by positive aspects. TELEVISION Switched at Birth goes silent to make a point


C M Y K Dec. 26Highlands County Habitat for Humanity Inc. to Abderrahim McHatet,L2 Blk1 Lake Regency Woods, $ 6,000.Dec. 27Fannie Mae to Lowell Allan Liskey,L116 PT L115 Sebring Shores Development Sec. 3,$52,000. C had S. Paiva to Hernando Land Group,L25 Blk 23 Highlands Park Est. Sec. P, $2,900. B & L Cattle Co. to Center R idge Caretaking Inc.,Farm 38 Lake View Park Tract/Other,$150,000. F ederal National Mortgage Assn. to James L. Serwas, L19 Blk 282 Sun'N Lake Est.S ebring Unit 13,$67,100. Gerald Chaney to Maria L uz Hernandez-Hernandez, L13 Park Homes,$32,900. Richard J. Figura to T imothy Anderson,L14 Blk 52 Placid Lakes Sec. 6, $ 130,000. Gerald Chaney to Bernardo Gomez,L33/34 Pardee Sub,$12,000. Delia I. Colon to Barbara J ared,L10 Blk 2 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 1,$45,000. H ighlands Independent Bank to Brandon Jones,L5/6 Blk 385 Leisure Lakes Sec.1 7,$76,400. Aaron Menough to Yan H ua Lin,L32 Blk 704 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 4, $115,000.Dec. 28V irginia F. Chandler to Silvestre Vargas Hernandez, L2 Blk 1 Circle Terrace, $50,000. Federal National Mortgage A ssn. to Charles Pough,L4 Blk G Lotela Terrace 3rd Add,$64,900. Randall E. Young to DM of Istokpoga,L36 Blk 4 Lake and Ranch Club 2nd Add, $115,000. A rmando M. Rodriguez to Charles N. Welch,L1-5 Blk 4 6 Leisure Lakes Sec. 16/Other,$120,000. Wauchula State Bank to Barbara A. Zahller,L3 Blk 105 Placid Lakes Sec. 15,$ 72,500. Elisha Sager to Jerry Bateman,Parcel 100 Highlands Homes Sub, $14,000. D aniel W. Ritter to Ranjeeta P. Krishnadas,L1 Blk 96 Map of Town of Sebring 3rd Add/Other, $543,000. Paul Groeneveld to Shawn Babcock,L9 Blk 326 Leisure Lakes Sec. 10,$1,600. Mary Margaret DeichlerHenes to Frank McClain,L20 Blk 8 Highlands Park Est. Sec. E,$32,000. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Nicholas Peneau, L16 Blk 67 Placid Lakes Est. Sec. 6,$41,500. Branch Banking & Trust Co. to Frederick Mendonca, L6297-6301 Avon Park Lakes Unit 20,$2,500. Frederick J. Brown to Benny L. Pierson,Unit V6-B Bluffs of Sebring Phase III, $137,000. Isabelle Dolan to Michael Barcia,L601 Deeann Lakefront Est. Replat, $40,000. Phyllis J. Halnan to Giovanni Brus,L4/5 Blk 70 Lakewood Terraces, $153,800. Diana OCampo to Mahadeo Balkeran,L13 Blk1 J O Younce Sub,$26,000. Brian M. Johnson to Karla Gaskins,L30 Blk 56 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3,$41,800. Orangewood Builders Inc. to Richard A. Hayes Jr.,PT L9/10 Blk 4 Town of Avon Park,$291,800. Darlene Rae Cotton to Deborah Stamper,L365 Fairmount Mobile Est., $30,000. John B. Denning to David R. Lafond,L26 Edgewater Village,$78,400. Leatha A. Wells to Randall J. LaBelle,Unit 110 The Fountainhead/Other, $37,500. L P Utilities Corp. to LP Waterworks Inc.,PT Sec. 1737-30/Others,$165,000. Gayle E. Murdock to Robert C. Bullock,PT Sec.6 -33-29,$183,800. Charlene B. Pickens to Raymond J. Trudell,L47 Edgewater Village Sub, $87,900.Dec. 31S tephen G. Hawthorne to FFT of Highlands County,L4 Southside Business Park, $116,500. Ronnie Martinez to Thomas Raymond Weaver,L 21 Blk N Spring Lake Village II,$50,000. V ictor Rodriguez to Thomas P.Ayers,L48 Highlands Homes Sub,$ 13,000. Rose Marie Hunter to R alph R. Johnson,Tract 6 Big Pine Farms,$285,000. Henry L. Willis to Henry L. Willis,L5 Strodan Acres, $65,700. T om Emerson Builders Inc. to Wauchula State Bank, L 14/15 Blk 2 Altamont Place Add 2/Other,$80,000. Wauchula State Bank to K elly W. Jeffers,L15 Blk G Spring Lake Village VIII, $ 124,300. Wauchula State Bank to Matthew C. Abbott,L37 Blk6 9 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3,$155,000. Lori M. Davis to David A llen Zoerb,L21 Blk 1 Harder Hall Country Club II, $ 159,900. Greg & Linda Hoover to Carroll J. Austin,L263/264 Blue Heron Golf & Country Club,$6,000. K ristopher Howerton to James E. Terrell,L27 Blk 7 Harder Hall Country Club II, $119,000. Ruth Vanbree to Michael McCormick,PT L19 Midway Sub,$20,000. A merican Land Investment Corp. to Nerty Piscola,L15 B lk 6 Sebring Hills South Unit 4,$9,000. Gloria S. McNorton to Agrivation Inc.,PT Sec. 2635-29,$240,000. A desh Budhraj to Brian Tomblin,PT Sec. 5-33-28, $123,000. Carolyn P. Massey to John E. Robinson,Unit 13D CasaD el Lago Condo Phase 13, $78,500. Howard Chad Pritchett to Shockley Properties Inc., Tract 2/7 Paradise Hills Replat,$122,000. Janet Lynn Thompson to Andrew Marcy,L45 Blk 1 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 7, $3,000. Thomas S. Provencal to Brett S. Bowes,L4 Lakefront Court Sub,$310,000. Wauchula State Bank to Randy Wayne Fredrikson, L17 Blk 30 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 2,$4,500.Jan. 2, 2013Stephen R. Leach to Jacquelyn S. Davis,L132 Kissimmee River Shores Unrec,$5,000. Heartland National Bank to Cosa Nostra Ranch,L5 Highlands Sunshine Ranches Unrec/Easement,$75,000. Salvatore G. Nigro to National Residential Nominee Services Inc.,PT L3-6 Blk 1 Lake Jackson Heights,$91,000. National Residential Nominee Services Inc. to John E. Vawter Jr.,PT L3-6 Blk 1 Lake Jackson Heights, $91,000. U.S. Bank to Phyllis Mertes,L4/5 Blk 15 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 12, $40,000. Heartland National Bank to William H. Teal,PT Sec. 18-37-30/Other,$335,000. Fannie Mae to Maritza Miranda,L138 Blk 12 Oak Beach Colony 1st Add, $42,000. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development to Carl Coppola III,L9029/9030 Avon Park Lakes Unit 28, $39,500. S antiago Carballo to Maria Candelaria Barragan,TR 7 Blk 6 Sun'N Lakes Est. Acres Sec. 34,$19,200. Henry L. Thibodeau to W inona R. Layton,L50 Grayces Mobile Est., $16,000. Lilli F. Sinn to Calvin D. Wheeler,L15 Blk 2 LakeJ osephine Heights 2nd Add, $39,000. William J. Heiring to Jose M. Cruz,Unit 12B Manors, $22,500.J an. 3Federal National Mortgage A ssn. to Manuel J. Carmona, L459 Sebring Ridge Sec. E, $ 38,300. Wauchula State Bank to Hugo San Martin,L3 Blk JS pring Lake Village II, $5,500. M argo W. Ostrowksi to Yolanda Barajas,L1/4 Blk H Lake Groves Sub,$2,500. Long Term Investment Holdings to Nicholas Lyons,L 14 Blk 4 Highlands Park Est. Sec. B,$2,500. B eneficial Florida Inc. to Tyler Milton Bumby,L36 Blk 22 Sun'N Lake Est. SebringU nit 2,$65,000. Ronald Centers to Anna B. M athis,L13 Blk 36 Sebring Hills South Unit 2,$80,000. Bob A. Foster to Sherri L isa Tauchen,L3 Lee Way Heights,$110,000. Victor M. Agosto Cabrera t o Dimarys Cabrere,L26 Blk 28 Sebring Hills South Unit 2 ,$4,000. Fannie Mae to Juan C. Rubio,PT Sec. 9-33-28, $33,500. Bank of New York Mellon t o Earl F. Hurd,L29 Blk A Meadowlake Sub,$263,000. Katherine E. Cord to Peter J. Wilson,PT TR B Buchanan Green Acres, $7,500. Thomas S. Petcoff to B aron Management,PT Knight & Miller's Add to T own of Lake Placid, $1,403,000. Billy J. Gage Jr. to Mohammed Shamim,L6-12 Blk 192 Woodlawn Terrace,$ 10,000. Latt Maxcy Corp. to 734 LMC Groves,PT Sec. 16-3429,$211,900. Latt Maxcy Corp. to 734 L MC Groves,PT L48/49 Suburban Tracts & Farms of DeSoto City/Others, $4,533,100. Bonnet Lake Partnership to 734 BLP Groves,PT Sec. 4/5-34-29,$5,588,000. Patricia H. Watkins to Thomas P.Ayers,L69 Blk A Spring Lake Sec. 1,$30,000. Pedro Diaz to CCP Enterprises Inc.,L6 Blk 1 S & H Homesites,$33,000.Jan. 4Johnson Properties LLP to Frontier Sebring,PT Sec. 2634-28,$500,000. Fannie Mae to Curtis Jaggessar,L4930/4931 Avon Park Lakes Unit 16,$40,000. B-4 Inc. to Kennedy Family Real Estate Holdings, PT Sec. 31-36-33/Other, $1,800,000. Seashore Exploration Inc. to Curt J. Matthews,L1-5 Caladium Ranch Est., $150,000. Brenda Groves to Federal National Mortgage Assn.,L4J Jordan Est. Sub,$102,800. Kraus Foods Inc. to Frauenshuh Hospitality Group of Florida,L3 Blk 1 U.S. 27 Sebring Commercial Center,$700,000. Estrellita B. Gensolin to J.W. Harvesting Co.,PT Sec. 28-33-29,$200,000. K evin M. Nugent to Jeffrey D. Goodwin,L686/687 Avon Park Lakes Unit 2,$2,000. Louie M. Roberts to David G. Simmons,PT L6 Blk 20T own of Avon Park/Easement,$100,000. Peggy J. Cannon to Benny Krebs,Parcel 6 Ewing Tract Unrec,$55,000. B etty R. Askin to V. Jane Cashell,L44 Ashley Oaks, $113,000. Pauline H. Filer to Carman D. Butler,L18A VantageP ointe,$60,000. Daniel S. Parsons to Dennis Allen,L63 FairmountM obile Est.,$28,500. Westchester Investments to Disraeli,L1 Blk A AvonL akes Add,$165,000. Justin N. Hergianto to F abian Santiesteban,PT L76 Holiday Hills Inc.,$114,000. Edith C. Williams to G erald Therrien,L3 Knoll Sub,$40,000. L arry Watkins to Calvin E. Cox,L20-22 Blk 86 Town of Harding Sec. 2,$40,000. Dennis M. Byrne to David Bowden,L2 Blk 3 OrangeB lossom Est. Unit 4,$2,000.Jan. 7Wauchula State Bank to C arolyn S. Lashbrook,PT L19 Blk 338 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16,$90,000. W illiam J. Nielander to Seacoast National Bank,PT Sec. 23-37-29/Others, $ 180,000. Kellie Ann Pittman to R odney E. Bentley,Unit 303 Golf Villas at Placid Lakes Communities,$11,000. William K. Brantley II to Ronald P. Grigsby,L23 Blk 3L ake June Pointe Phase 1, $185,000. Suntrust Bank to Carl Gene Canevari,L27 Blk 18 Highlands Park Est. Sec. B, $7,600. Highlands Independent B ank to Deimer E. Manus II, L1 Blk 449 Leisure Lakes S ec. 17,$69,900.Jan. 8Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to John K. Tiger Sr.,L48 Blk 265 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13,$ 172,000. S. Forrest Campbell to Stephanie A. Fowler,L8 Blk8 PT Lake Blue Est. Replat, $54,500. George Moser to Kenneth A. Oxsalida,L76 Blk 4 Erin Park Sub,$90,000. HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. to Thresa A. Ward, L4537/4538 PT L4539 Avon Park Lakes Unit 15,$64,900. Cecil W.Wood to Juan R. Velez,L369/370 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. D,$80,000. Mark Novatka to Andrew M. Bailey,L7 Blk 59 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3,$75,000. Blake R. Hanrahan to Investment Corporation of Virginias Inc.,L45 Blk 7 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 3/Others,$50,000. Philip E. Becker to Harold Peck,L8 Blk 30 Leisure Lakes Sec. 1,$125,000.Jan. 9Frank Harrison to Michael Smith,L4 Valencia Acres Sub,$15,000. Christopher R. Crow to Thomas K. Waters,L24 Blk 51 Placid Lakes Sec. 6, $39,900. HSBC Bank USA to Reinaldo Delarosa,PT Huntley Heights Sub, $192,000. Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance Inc. to Anthony Haney,L1 Blk 2 Lake June Pointe Phase 1,$12,000. P atricia M. Chirico to Richard L. Bacon,Unit C Bldg. 5 Country Club Downs, $135,000. Highlands Independent B ank to Janet Wages,L589 Sylvan Est. Sec. D,$62,500. Highlands County Habitat for Humanity Inc. to James G. Lyons,L16/17 Blk 178W oodlawn Terrace,$52,000. Barney R. Stokes to Jesse Parsons,PT Sec. 5-36-28, $25,000. Bank of America to IC L and Co.,L34 Blk S Spring Lake Village III,$38,300.J an. 10David B. LaBarr to N orman McGrattan,PT L1/2 Blk 520 Dinner Lake Sub, $25,000. J ohn E. LeMieux to ASF Realty,Parcel 176 Highlands H omes Sub,$35,000. Beneficial Florida Inc. to Stephen R. Lender, L3745/3746 Avon Park Lakes Unit 12,$38,000. W atchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York Inc. to D avid E. Hoskinson,L4 Blk 6 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 1,$5,000. F ederal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to James E. U pchurch Jr.,L991 Sebring Hills,$21,600. Pedro L. Dedesma to Pedro D edesma,TR 7 In Sec. 16/17-35-30/Easement, $76,200. C hristopher Chillemi Sr. to Patricia A. Grenier,PT Sec. 3 2-38-30,$33,000. American Land Investment Corp. to Martha Lucy Romero De Rodriguez,L8 Blk 8 Sebring Hills SouthU nit 4,$15,000. Maria C. Cantero to Lisa A. Celentano,L68 Sebring Shores Development Sec. 3, $28,500.Jan. 11Alton D. Rogers to Alton D. Rogers,Tract B Lake Lynn Shores,$65,000. B-4 Inc. to Ronald D. B utler,L20 Blk 1 Riverside Est. Sec. 1,$35,500. Paul N. Gray to Fraternal Order of Eagles Inc. Aerie 4240,PT L5 Blk K DeSotoC ity/Easement,$10,000. Suntrust Bank to Vito Tamma,PT Sec. 24-34-30, $25,000. John M. Bauer to Walter Drew,L24 Grayce's Mobile Est. Unit 2,$36,000. Sheryl Apostle to Thomas L. Eller,L47 Grayces Mobile Est.,$16,000. N. Allen Crites to Dennis R. Loan,L4 Blk 1 Lake Jackson Heights,$87,000.Jan. 14Joe Armstrong to Pamela Jo McCreery,L6 Blk 12 Lake Letta Est.,$10,300. Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union to Joseph Schanz,L8 Blk 59 Placid Lakes Sec. 6,$30,000. Robert E. Duncan to Hanai Inc.,L3-6 Blk 2 J M AndrewsS ub,$342,800. Lee A. Underwood to Alan H. Underwood,L9/10 Blk 2 JM Andrews Add/Others, $85,000. S ecretary of Housing & Urban Development to Jeff Vaughn,L33 Blk 26 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 2, $39,100. R oy Gonzalez Jr. to Charles R. Croston,Unit 14 Pines of Lake Huntley, $32,000. Fannie Mae to Hartigh T errance,L7 Blk 279 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $48,500. V ictoria G. Leach-Peterson to Noel Durrance,L4 PT L3 Blk 113 Lake View Place,$ 35,000. Lynne A. Conn to Richard P Zydonik Jr.,L2 Blk V Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 1, $10,200. M arion Lewis to Johanna Caroline McConnell,L1 Blk 1 Spring Lake Village VI, $125,000. George Kane to Janet Denise Britenbaugh,PT L50 Blk 250 Sun'N Lake Est.S ebring Unit 13,$63,000. Ronald L. Smith to Roger A Gilbert,L3 Blk C Orange Village Mobile Home Est. Replat,$30,000. C ynthia J. Dominick to Paddy E. Patrick,L373 F airmount Mobile Est., $35,000.Jan. 15Federal National Mortgage A ssn. to Glenn P. Hartsfield, L1/2 Blk 1 Lake Letta Est., $132,000. Robert Pilkey to Claude Vaness,L15 Graces MobileE st.,$18,000. Dixie Lee Ames to Frances Lesniewski,L22 Blk A Spring Lake Village VI, $120,000. Marcelle V. Neilsen to Guy Cappuccio,L3471/3472A von Park Lakes Unit 12, $53,000. J ohn S. Hood to Alvin L. Smith,L5/8 Blk 61 Town of Avon Park,$24,000.Jan. 16Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to BoydeS tremme,L1/2 Blk 12 Lake Letta Est.,$9,000. Helen J. Rice to Ronald R. Abrams Sr.,L70A Orangewood Acres Phase 1 Unit 4,$76,000. Metlife Bank to Roberto Avalos,L8845/8846 Avon Park Lakes Unit 27,$25,000. Creative Management Inc. to Bradford L. Cole,L15 Blk Y Spring Lake Village VI, $5,000. Rose C. Vallero to David E. Draper,PT L29 Blk 4 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 9, $48,500. Wanda C. Price to David E. Draper,PT L29 Blk 4 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 9, $45,000. 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C M Y K Dear Abby: My husbanda nd I have been married for 30y ears and will be visiting my mother-in-l aw again soon. Even though he is 50,she is obsessed with dressingh im. As soon as we arrive, she searches through our l uggage and announces that his clothes are not good enough.Then shew ants to put her son in her dead husbands clothes. S he always threatens that she will have a fit if he wont wear the clothes she chooses. What should I do? Baggage Check in M ontana Dear Baggage Check: Y our mother-in-law may still be in deep mourning for her husband. If yourh usband bears a strong resemblance to his father, i s possible that seeing him in those clothes in some way brings her husb and back to her. Frankly,her behavior is quite bizarre including the threatened tantrum if she doesnt get her way.( Could she be losing it?) When the subject comes up again,as it will when you arrive,you and your husband should stand yourg round and let her throw her fit. It might be the b eginning of some healing. D ear Abby: I have a question regarding what to do when someone pays you a compliment. I was always taught that a com-p liment should be answered with a polite thank you.So when my husband compliments me on a nice meal,I say, Thank you. He believes that you are not being humble enough when you say thank you, since it is recognizing that you did a good job. He thinks you should say, Im glad you like it, instead of thank you. What is the correct response? Grammatically Perplexed Dear Perplexed: You are not a robot,and your husband should not attempt to program your responses by correcting you. Saying thank you for a compliment is the appropriate response when one is offered. When paid a compliment,I see no reason to feign humility by saying anything that lessens it,especially if it is deserved. Dear Abby: About a year ago my sisters,ad aughter and several nieces and nephews decided to get the word family,in my mothers handwriting,tattooed on theirb odies to memorialize her. I didnt do it because Mom didnt like tattoos andw ould not have approved of anyone getting one for any reason. I do a numbero f other things in her memory. S hould I feel guilty for not joining them in their endeavor to rememberM om,or is it OK to remember her in a way she w ould approve of? No Tats For Me Dear No Tats: The process of mourning is an individual one. There is nor equirement that families do it en masse.If you p refer to memorialize your mother in your own way, then do it and dont feelg uilty about it. However, because your relatives c hose to do something else in the spirit of family harmony which your mother w ould not approve of be careful not to criticize the path they took. Dear Abby: My sons f ourth-grade teacher cant spell. I have noticed at least a half-dozen errors not only in the handwritten notes she sends home,buta lso in assignment work. How should I handle this? Anonymous in Pittsburgh D ear Anonymous: Save the notes and assignment work with the misspellings and share them with the school principal. And ift he problem continues,go to the school board about the problem teacher. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, alsok nown as Jeanne Phillips, and w as founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To order How toW rite Letters for All Occasions, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds Letter Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. Aries (March 21-April 20) Finding time to get everything done can be challenging,Aries. Fortunately,you have quitea few supporters in your corner who are willing to lend a helping hand. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus,difficult decisions take time to mull over.Although you want to properly work through all the scenarios,this week you might not have all the time you need. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini,water rolls off of your back quite easily. However,something tugs at you this week and you may have to give it more thought than youre accustomed to. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer,with such a hectic schedule,you may be feeling the pressure. It is not unreasonable to take some time for yourself and focus on your relationship with a spouse or significant other. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Sometimes you have to make a few mistakes before you get things right,Leo. Dont let this worry you because youll get back on the right path soon enough. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo,its important to recognize your way is not always the right way. If you absorb what other people are saying,you might have an easier go of things. Libra ( Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra,keep the lines of communication open with a loved one. There may be messages coming your way,and you should be ready to receive them. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) You may need to break out of your routines this week,Scorpio. Even though you thrive when things are organized,you cannot expect everything to go according to plan. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) There are some happy moments in your immediate future, Sagittarius. This will make any difficult days in your recent past seem well worth it. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn,now is a good time to get friends or family together for an informal dinner party. Focus your energy on socialization to get away from the daily grind. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius,others appreciate all that you do for them,but sometimes they have to do for themselves to learn valuable lessons. This week is a time to step aside. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces,things may seem like they are going to go one way this week,but at the last minute things turn in an entirely different direction.FAMOUS BIRTHDAYSMarch 3 Jessica Biel, actress (31 Whitney Port,actress (28Neil Jackson,actor (376 Shaquille ONeal,athlete (41Jenna Fischer,actress (398 Aidan Quinn,actor (54Juliette Binoche,actress (49 www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 3, 2013Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings p/u; 00027362 INVITEESBy ELIZABETH C. GORSKI Across 1 Sympathy seekers 8 Spring title on a beefcake calendar 1 3 Chills out 1 8 Almond-flavored liqueur 20 Ocean floor 22 Strain 23 Heavenly ruler? 25 The War Between the Tates author Alison2 6 Cub with many d ingers 2 7 Wight or Man: Abbr. 28 Party org. 29 Alarm 31 Best-selling physician 35 Game with swinging and dancing?3 7 Im responsible 4 0 Cohn played by P acino in Angels in A merica 42 Sea eagles4 3 Theban kings d inosaur? 4 6 Bond girl Ekland 47 Hubbub 50 Polish targets 51 Surfers gadget5 3 Stereo on ones shoulder 55 Handed down, in a w ay 56 Still in the game 58 Kemo __ 6 0 The Green Wall of C hina is designed to s low its expansion 61 City whose police cars sport a witch logo 63 __ Nostra6 4 Surpassed 66 Klutz 69 Economy-boosting govt. issue? 73 Bootery spec7 4 Absolutely awful 76 Writer Bagnold 77 Crimean Peninsulac ity 7 9 Ripped 80 Fedora feature 81 Pond flower 83 Sweet__: drink addit ive 87 As a group 90 Prefix with -crat 92 Revolutionar Chopin work 93 Object in court 9 4 Parishioners obligat ion 9 6 Steaks served at r oasts? 99 Pianist known for his Beethoven interpretations 100 See 62-Down 101 Freaky to the max 102 Contraption that g ives skiers a lift in more w ays than one? 1 06 City in Pennsylvania D utch country 109 Like some back roads1 10 Goats cry 1 12 Golden, in Paris 113 Poetic dusks 117 VersaVac maker 118 Motto for theU ntouchables? 1 23 Grammy-winning G orme 1 24 Persian Gulf sight 125 Warned 126 Overhaul the lawn 127 Low voice 128 Getty of The Golden Girls D own 1 Sunday ritual 2 __ to PM: 2001 C hristina Milian hit 3 Eschews the doorbell 4 Purchases that give you a run for your money?5 Not __ 6 Bus drivers course: Abbr. 7 Zebra patterns 8 Bks. in progress 9 Like some coll. course s 10 Cleansing rite associated with Easter1 1 Collectible calculators1 2 __ out! 1 3 Empathize with 14 Prosperous outlying areas 1 5 Mattress brand 1 6 Flutists warble 1 7 __ wool 1 9 __ buco 21 Paint a picture of 24 Patient attention, briefly 30 Riding sidekick 32 Workout count 33 The Mustangs of theN CAAs Conference USA 3 4 Doughnut box word 3 6 Sun. talk 37 U2 frontman 38 Ill-fated king 39 1998 SarahM cLachlan hit 41 Tic-tac-toe loser 44 More fit 45 Increase, with up 46 Wild animal4 7 Humble home 48 Maynards pal in s-s TV 49 Rust, e.g. 5 2 General __ chicken 54 Corp. jet group 56 Choir member 57 Worn wreath 59 Hanging Gardens site 6 2 With 100-Across, p etition 6 3 Chewed stuff 64 Ceramic pot 65 Max. 66 Sunbeam brand 67 Make amends 68 Tones (up 70 Marry 71 Pie fruit7 2 Potent conclusion? 75 Teachers org. 78 Louis XVIs queen 80 Software development phase8 1 Boor 82 King Kongs love 84 Debussys Clair de __ 85 Wordsworth works8 6 Popular 19th-century heading 88 Barely ran? 89 Fire truck device 9 1 Money-managing exec 92 River of Spain 95 Where the action is9 7 Timeline beginning 98 Widely used base 9 9 Largest U.S. union org. 1 00 Ballpark staples 102 Dove 103 Sandwich order1 04 Nourishes 105 Name on a range 107 Ice cream makerJ oseph 108 Aussie lad 111 Lemony drinks1 14 German painter Nolde 115 Salt in a lab1 16 Knife of yore 119 Bar bill 120 My man! 121 Young __1 22 Break down Solution on page 9B DIVERSIONS When the alarm wakes usu p,do we groan, complain and roll over fora few more winks? Are you married to one who just cant seem to get it together in the morning? Perhaps youve heard the saying,Sometimes I wake up grumpy. Sometimes I let him sleep! We laugh,but Im sure we all can identify in one way or another. One of our sons was a night owl. He loved to stay up late,but it was like dragging a bear out of hibernation to get him moving in the morning.Gentleness didnt work. Bright lights didnt work. Shaking him didnt work.The aroma of breakfast may have been the only thing that helped drag him from the bed to the kitchen. I am very fortunate to be married to a man with a similar time clock and disposition. Some mornings may be a bit harder than others. But,for the most part,were up by 6 a.m. and ready for bed about 10 p.m. Whether night owls or early birds,what are our first thoughts of the day? Want to wake up with a song on your lips and a thankful heart? It starts with the day before. When we have been in contact with God througho ut the day through prayer, being in his Word,listening to songs of praise,con-v ersations in which we acknowledge his attributes,a fresh appreciation for him develops and sets our mood while awake and asleep. He is faithful,allknowing,unchangeable, gracious and merciful. He is all-powerful,gives wisdom and loves us unconditionally. As we realize that God is in control and has a plan for our lives,peace and rest replace fear and restlessness.He is our shield, light,strength and sustainer. Wre reminded in Psalm 121:3b,4b & 5,NKJV that He who keeps you will not slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper.And then in Psalm 3:5,we are comforted to know,I lay down and slept; I awoke,for the Lord sustained me. It has been my experience that when I go to bed filled with thoughts of God,I often awaken with a song of praise or verse of Scripture as my first thought. And Psalm 42:8 confirms this when it says, The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime,and in the night His song shall be with me a prayer to the God of my life. May your morning alarm be a song in your heart to the Lord. Selah Mom insists 50-yearold son wear late husbands clothes Wake up! Pause And Consider Jan Merop Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Cancer may want to take time for self this week Dear Abby


C M Y K By Lee Svitak DeanStar Tribune (MinneapolisI come from a family of serious popcorn makers. My memories of childhood are tied to the rattle of corn kernels hitting the pan. The ping-ping-ping of them bursting. The a lluring fragrance of popped corn wafting into the room. The deliciously greasy fingers that had to be licked. On Saturday nights,my mother would pull out the 3-quart Revere Ware pot the one with a few vestiges of burnt kernels and pop up our treat while we,freshly scrubbed and smelling of Lux soap and P rell shampoo,watched My Three Sonsand Hogans Heroes. O ccasionally,there were private popcorn m oments to which I was not invited. Hours after my appointed bedtime,I would be buried in blankets in a darkened room,tossing and turning as only a night owl does,when I would hear the telltale kernels as they clattered into the pan. It meant only one thing: Mom and Dad were eating popcorn. Alone. That always posed a late-night dilemma. Should I give in to temptation and tiptoe into the kitchen to let my folks know I was awake and wouldnt mind having some popcorn? Or would I risk a bad-tempered Get back to bed!if they didnt want me around? Some nights the siren call of popcorn was w orth the prospect of a little danger. We took our popping seriously,my mother comp aring notes with her sisters on the best technique: lots of oil or little,salt before or after,shaking the p an or not,white,yellow or any of the gourmet versions of popcorn. (Can you believe it?my mother would exclaim when she saw the newfangled oddities. Popcorn comes in colors these days. When it came to eating from the overflowing b owl,the Svitaks had a distinct style. Well,at least two of us did (that would be my father and me). There are those who eat their popped corn delicately,kernel by kernel,as though they could nibble all day without fear that anyone else would finish the bowl. There are others who grab small handfuls and,again,take their time. Then there are those who can only be called olfers.(And yes,that would include me and my father.) We would grab huge handfuls,from which more than a few kernels would fall to the floor or our laps. With heads tilted backward (the better to catch the popcorn),we would toss back the fistfuls of popcorn at one time with gustatory relish. Not a pretty sight,I know. Like wolves tearing apart a carcass, we would devour the bowl of popcorn while the others cavalierly nibbled away at theirs. By the mid-1980s,when microwave popcorn appeared,we had packed up the old pan. The sheer novelty of almost-instant popcorn had us transfixed in front of the microwave as the small bag expanded in front of our eyes,even though we heeded the urban myth to stand clear of the microwave.Never mind that the bags often burned. It was magic.THE GOOD OLD DAYSIm back to the real thing these days, kernels popped in a heavy pan with just a thin coating of oil. I top it with a modest dose of melted butter and salt. Its the perfect snack (and in some cases, dinner) in the winter and fall,which not surprisingly is when most popcorn kernels are sold. Not only is popcorn cheap to make at home,but its also fast almost the same amount of time to make popcorn from scratch as to make it in the microwave. From start to finish,3 to 5 minutes. So much for our early excitement over the speed of microwave popcorn. T here is the fuss factor,which doesnt matter to the die-hard popcorn maker:The popcorn pan may get marked by an errant kernel; theres more cleanup than with microwave popcorn. But there also isnt the distracting burnt paper smell. These days,the corn offers a big advantage we never considered earlier:Popcorn is a whole grain and, yes,it can be used to meet dietary recommendations f or whole grains (3 cups of popped popcorn is considered to be one serving of grain). It is fiber,after all.A SIMPLE HOW-TOve included a recipe here,though you dont really need one. The key is to match the amount of popcorn kernels to the pan you are using. First lightly coat the b ottom of a deep pan with a neutral oil that has a high smoking point,such as canola. The oil gets very hot,soy ou want one that wont burn. And,if the oil has a flavor,the popcorn will pick up the same. Use only as many kernels as make up one layer on the bottom of the pan. Too many and you will end up with unpopped k ernels,or what we used to call old maids. Cover the pan and place it over medium-high heat. Years ago we shook and rattled the pan till our armsw ere numb,but in retrospect it wasnt necessary.The kernels are moving as they pop,and are just fine if you leave the pan on the burner while they are exploding. Listen as the kernels pop and when they slow to two seconds in between bursts,take the pan off the burner and carefully pour the popcorn into a bowl (do this pointing away from your eyes,in case an unexpected last-minute kernel pops). If youre using butter,nos the time to melt it (cool the pan a bit if youre using the same one because it will be hot enough to burn the butter) and add whatever flavorings you prefer. T hats it. A treat for the times:cheap and fast. And tasty whether you nibble the popped corn o r wolf it down.POPCORN TIPS Store the kernels in an airtight container in a cool,dry spot not in the refrigerator. The kernels have moisture inside (thats what makes them pop when heated) and refrigerators will dry them out. Salt the popcorn after not before the kernels have popped,or it will make them tough.SEASON VARIATIONSCurried:Combine 2 teaspoons curry powder,1/2teaspoon kosher salt and 1/2teaspoon sugar. Toss with 8 cups buttered popcorn. Ranch chile:Combine 1 tablespoon dry ranch salad dressing mix,1/4teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper or chili powder and 1/8teaspoon garlic salt. Toss with 8 cups buttered popcorn. Savory:Butter popcorn first so the other flavorings will stick. Use one:Ground red pepper; grated Parmesan,cheddar or other hard cheese; finely chopped fresh rosemary; garlic powder or paprika.5,600: Age,in years,of popcorn ears found in caves in New Mexico 400 to 460: Degrees that are the ideal popping temperature 70: Percentage of popcorn eaten at home (remainder at theaters,stadiums,etc.) 54: Average number of quarts of popcorn eaten annually by each American (more than in any other country) 122: Calories in 1 cup popcorn,oil-popped 102: Calories in 1 tablespoon butter 31: Calories in 1 cup popcorn,home-popped, hot air,no fat 1 2 3T he moisture content and strong hull of a popcorn k ernel set it apart. K ernel is heated, turning the w ater in the e ndospermto steam Pressure inside t he kernel rises, rupturing the pericarpS tarchy e ndospermbecomes gelatinous, s olidifies into spongy p opcorn in cooler air P ericarp (hull G erm E ndosperm PERFECT POPCORNPopcorn is fast and easy to prepare. Use these instruct ions to make great popcorn every time. Makes 5 cups.INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (we recommend canola 1/2c up popcorn kernels Melted butter,optional Salt,optionalTip:Its best to use a deep,heavy pan. Use only as many kernels as cover a single layer in the bottom of the pan. Use a neutral-flavored oil with a high smoking point,such as canola.DIRECTIONS:Cover bottom of 3-quart pan with thin coat of oil. Place over medium-high heat. Add kernels to cover the bottom of pan in one layer. Cover.You do not need to shake the pan as the popping keeps the kernels moving. The popping will take 3 to 5 minutes. When the popping slows to 2 seconds between kernels (instead of the early rapid-fire),remove pan from heat. Transfer popcorn to a large bowl. Add melted butter and salt,as desired,and toss well. Serve immediately.N UTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING CALORIES:122;FAT:6 G; SODIUM:2 MG;CARBOHYDRATES:15 G;SATURATED FAT:1 G; CALCIUM:1 MG;PROTEIN:2 G;CHOLESTEROL:0 MG;DIETARYF IBER:3 G;DIABETIC EXCHANGES PER SERVING:1 BREAD/STARCH, 1 FAT.CARAMEL CORNFor a sweet tooth,try this recipe. Makes 5 quarts.YOU WILL NEED: Candy thermometer 1 cup butter or margarine 2 cup brown sugar,packed 1/2cup light or dark corn syrup 1 teaspoon salt 1/2teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 quarts (20 cupsDIRECTIONS:Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in brown sugar,syrup and salt. Bring to boil,stirring constantly. Boil without stirring 5 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 248 degrees. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla extract. Gradually pour over popped corn,mixing well. Turn into 2 large shallow baking pans. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes,stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool completely. Break apart. Store in airtight container.N UTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING CALORIES:220;FAT:10 G;SODIUM:230 MG;CARBOHYDRATES:34 G;SATURATED FAT:6 G; CALCIUM:23 MG;PROTEIN:1 G;CHOLESTEROL:24 MG;DIETARY FIBER:1 G;DIABETIC EXCHANGES PER SERVING:1 BREAD/STARCH, 1 OTHER CARB, 2 FAT. LIVING 14B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, March 3, 2013AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY