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C M Y K By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK South Florida State C ollege Board of Trustees wasted no time making its selection for the new president o f the college, naming Dr. Thomas C. Leitzel the fourth president of SFSC on Friday afternoon. The unanimous decision came after two w eeks of interviews and community forums where the final four candidates were allowed to meet employees and the general public. Leitzel left quite an impression of the board and thec hoice was announced quickly NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 S unday, April 21, 2013www.newssun.comVolume 94/Number 48 | 75 cents w ww.newssun .com HighLow 83 66C omplete Forecast PAGE A12 A couple of T-storms, mainly later in day F orecast Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com 099099401007 BusinessB5 Chalk TalkB7 ClassifiedsA9 Community BriefsA2 Crossword PuzzleB11 Dear AbbyB11 Editorial & OpinionA4 Lottery NumbersA2 Index HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 5 5 7 7 Blue Streak stampedeTubbs, 13 others head to regionalSPORTS, B1 SFSC names new president Bone marrow transplant D D O O N N T T L L E E T T C C A A N N C C E E R R W W I I N N Relay for Life draws hundreds to Firemens Field in Sebring N ews-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Sebring High School Assistant Principal Jim Howard was c ritically injured Friday when his Corvette crashed into a Town Car driven by Victoria Grant, who died at the scene. N ews-Sun staffSEBRING Awoman was killed an a man criticallyi njured in a crash that closed northbound U.S. 27 for several hours Fridaya fternoon. The Florida H ighway Patrol said that Victoria Grant, 61, of Sebring was thed river of a Lincoln Town Car that pulled o ut of Whisper Circle in front of a Corvette driven by 66-year-old Jim Howard, an assistant principal at Sebring High School. H oward was airlifted to Lakeland where he was r eportedly in critical but stab le condition Saturday morning. Grant died at the scene of the crash, which was at2 :44 p.m. according the the FHP. Grant was wearing h er seat belt, the FHP reported, but Howard w as not when his car struck Grants at the drivers door. P ieces of the red Corvette were scatt ered for yards down the highway. Traffic was halted just a few yards north of the intersection of U.S. 27 and theS ebring Parkway near Publix and diverted around the scene f or several hours. Leitzel starts July 1 Dr. Thomas C. Leitzel S ee SFSC, A5 By BARRYFOSTER N ews-Sun correspondentWAUCHULA A Highlands County was sen-t enced to 15 years in the state prison in connection with a b rutal 2008 murder. Dan Enrique Lopez was s entenced last week in a courtroom in Wauchula on charges of manslaughter in the death of Dwight Clyde Williams, whose body wasf ound in a burned out car just across the Hardee-Highlands County line on Nov. 29, 2008. Reportedly, kidnapping a nd arson counts were dropped against the 35-yearold defendant in exchange for his testimony against a second man accused in the crime, 29-yearold Jose Antonio Torres, also of Highlands County. The victim, also known as Malik Addullah Muhammed, reportedly was stuffed into the trunk of his 1997 Lincoln Continental along Old Town Creek Road in Hardee County.The car then was set ablaze. Originally, both had been charged with first degree murder, kidnapping and arson but in 2010 Lopez apparently cut a plea bargain with prosecutors. He also was given credit for the three years and 55 days he already has served in jail. Torres was found guilty in a Hardee County trial last month on kidnapping, arson and second-degree murder counts. Circuit Court Judge Marcus J. Ezelle has not yet passed sentence on Torres. Man gets 15 years in Hardee murder 1 killed, 1 critical after crash on 27 Howard Question: Should teachers get the $2,500 pay raise Gov. Rick Scott wants in the state budget? Online Yes 63.9% No 36.1% Total votes: 244 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Next question: Should Sun N Lake have a full-time fire department? By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Barbara Lanning sits back in her arm chair, her 12-week-old puppy curled up at her feet, her daughter Dawn Lanning and son Bobby Lanning near at hand. She has a story to tell, especially during the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life season. Divorced and single, Lanning was living in Middlesex County, N.J. in the early autumn of 1991 when she developed flu-like systems. She went to her doctor, who prescribed antibiotics and medications to relieve the symptoms. Two weeks went by and Lanning felt so much worse she went to the emergency room. Doctors ordered a full blood work-up and took a bone marrow sample. The results came back in the middle of November. Lanning had Cancer a tough fight, but it can be beaten See CANCER, A7 Lopez Torres News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR B reast cancer survivor Aldrene Mautz (right band Ken take the first lap aroundF iremens Field S aturday afternoon during the annual American Cancer Society Relay for L ife Event. The coup le wore matching pink outfits representing breast cancer, which Mautz was diagnosed with in December of 2011. After six months of treatment, eight rounds of chemotherapy and 33 radiation treatments, Mautz was declared can-c er free in the fall of 2012. Mautz and more than 200 other survivors were honoredS aturday.


C M Y K Sebring Masons serve lunchSEBRING Sebring Lodge No. 249 will serve an all-you-can-eat barbecue chicken lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today for an $8 donation. The menu includes chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and beverage. The lodge is on the corner of Home Avenue and Sebring Parkway. The public is invited; take-out orders are available.Heartland Workforce hosts Training Provider FairAt the One-Stop Career Center in Sebring on Tuesday and the One-Stop Career Center in Wauchula on Wednesday, Heartland Workforce will be host to a variety of educational training providers in and around the tri-county region of Highlands, DeSoto, and Hardee. If youve considered enhancing your education, or are frustrated with your current job and have considered embarking on a new career and dont know where to start, mark these dates on the calendar. Representatives from a wide variety of schools will be on hand to talk about careers ranging from the medical field to truck driving. No appointment is necessary. Visit the nearest Heartland Workforce OneStop Career Center in Sebring from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at 5901 U.S. 27 S., Suite 1 (The Beverly Center); and in Wauchula from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at 324 6th Ave. North (across from the public library). For an up-todate listing of the participating training providers, check the Heartland Workforce website at www.hwib.org.Orchid Society to install officersSEBRING The Orchid Society of Highlands County will have the installation of officers for 2013-2014 at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Jack R. Stroup Center, 355 W. Center Ave. There will be a potluck dinner. For additional information, contact Lori Thompson at 382-7924, e-mail oshc9@aol.com or go to the website at http://orchidsocietyhighlands.org/.Shrine Club offers monthly buncoAVON PARK The public is invited to play bunco at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Page A2News-SunSunday, April 21, 2013www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 4 4 0 0 3 3 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery auto accidents; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 2 2 6 6 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lottery social security; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 2 2 3 3 0 0 A pril 17 158395253x:4Next jackpot $7 millionApril 13 61540455152x:2 April 10 142124324145x:5 April 19 1216202433 April 18 19243233 April 17 7893132 April 16 39182127 April 19 (n 6798 April 19 (d 1900 April 18 (n 4193 April 18 (d 8804 April 19 (n 239 April 19 (d 136 April 18 (n 600 April 18 (d 727 April 19 2636434410 April 16 22630389 April 12 1319204319 April 9 916224017 April 17 1318364858 PB: 28Next jackpot $95 millionApril 13 1012315657 PB: 33 April 10 136405253 PB: 20 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball Lottery Center By CAROLKLINE N ews-Sun correspondentApril 21 marks three long, arduous years since the accident that left our daughter,M ajor Kristine Ratliff, RN, USAF, with a traumatic brain injury (TBIAfter being discharged from the Intensive Care Unit atB rooke Army Medical Center, her first rehab stay was in a facility in Austin, Texas. From May until early October, she worked veryh ard and made great strides. In September, surgery was scheduled to implant an artificial cap replacing the entire right side of her skull. Since the facility in Austin w as almost two hours away from the hospital, a move w as contemplated after the surgery. Kris still could not speak, eat or care for herself,a nd it was my joy to fill the need of advocate and prov ide personal care. On Oct. 4, 2010, she was admitted to an impeccable rehab hospital with a superb medical staff, and an outstanding medical doctor assumed the lead on her case. She rallied andr esponded to proficient and skilled therapists. By November, she began typing with both hands on a computer in speech therapy. Herl evel of comprehension and cognizance was fully intact. Kris walked straighter and longer with an upright walker and a physical therapys taff person beside her. By January 2011, she was given permission to have water therapy in the pool and, having been an avid swimmer, she rallied further. M y husband and I had to return home to Florida at the e nd of December 2010, however. Since her husband worked full time, his pres-e nce was minimal at best. With the one-to-one aspect o f care eliminated, Kris declined terribly during the three months we were away. To comply with insurance regulations, the case manage r at the facility explained Kriss status had to be changed. Kris began receiving even less therapy. By the time we returned in earlyA pril 2011, she had reached a low plateau. Reversing the decisions of change became my personal passion, but to no avail. It cant be done,t hey said. By the end of September 2011, another move was imminent. Under consideration was a VAhome. On thed ay of discharge, however, a phone call from a very disappointed admissions director there informed us, One person on our board said your daughter is not official-l y a veteran because she is not yet retired, so she cannot c ome here. Arguing with such a narrow-minded viewpoint thatK ris had served two tours in Iraq and given more than 20 y ears was hopeless. By now, it was mid-October 2011, and we simply had to return again to our home in Florida. Aquick fix facility was found close to her home, and K ris seemed happy she knew two of the therapists at this n ursing rehab center. She was making the best of a bad situation and, for that, I wasg rateful. What I saw, however, was discouraging even w hile I tried to be upbeat. In truth, it was a glorified nursing home and, as we came to realize, a place of deplorable care. The number of military m en and women veterans since September 2011 is not f irm. These younger veterans, however, must be given every chance to come backt o their former lives. That requires greater therapy, o ne-to-one care, and more funding to make it available to them. Dignity is their desire, and they have earned it. Homes for those who serve Courtesy photo Neurosurgeon Dr. Richard Teff, MD, explains the prototype of a skull implant to Major Kristine Ratliff just prior to the her surgery Sept. 7, 2010 at Brooke Army Medical Center. Part 3 in a series Special to the News-SunS EBRING Highlands and Hardee County Rotary Clubs and other organizations are sponsoring World War II veterans on an HonorF light from Fort Myers to Washington D.C. Reagan Airport on May 4. The flight will carry 40 veterans aging from 88 up to9 3 and possibly older, along with 40 younger guardians w ho will assist the veterans, and eight staff personnel. T he group will gather at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agriculture Center at 3 a.m., have breakfast that is being prepared by the Boy Scoutst o eat at 4. The group will then head for Fort Myers and depart at 8:30 a.m., arriving in Washington at 10:48. Their day in Washington b egins at the World War II Memorial for about two hours and will then proceed to the Korean Memorial, Viet Nam Memorial and then tot he Arlington National Cemetery and witness the Changing of the Guard at 3 p.m. The last memorial will be the Iwo Jima Memorialw here they will try to get a group picture before heading b ack to the airport that will leave at 7 and arrive back inF ort Myers at 9:30. The $450 cost for each veteran and guardian is funded by the Rotarians, veteran and fraternal organizations andi ndividual donations. The Honor Flights began in 2005 with small aircraft carrying one or two veterans to see the WWII memorial a nd other sites at no cost to the veterans it has progressedg radually to each year chartering a jet flight carrying scores of veterans. Over the years 86,400 veterans from all over the country havee njoyed the Honor Flights. For more information visit the Honor Flight web site, www.pchonorflight.org. Two veterans from Sebring to take Honor Flight C ourtesy photo American Legion Post 25 are sponsoring two veterans from Lake Placid John Howarth (left COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on A5 Courtesy photo On April 4, the Avon Park High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America hosted the Avon Park Rotary speech contest. This years theme was Peace Through Service. The Avon Park Breakfast and Noon Rotary clubs both sponsored $50 for the firstand secondplace winners. APHS sophomore Juliana Jackson (left first, APHS junior Charles Council won second, and APHS freshman Jocelyn Jackson won third place. Charles and Juliana gave their speeches this past week to the Avon Park Breakfast and Noon Rotary clubs and will participate in the Highlands County Rotary Speech contest later in April. Contest coordinator was Dr. Kimberly Batty-Herbert, Timekeeper was Melanie Jackson and judges were Alice Oldham and Sylvia Turner. Rotary speech contest winners By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYchristopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK City Attorney Gerald Buhr will make a presentation about A l Green of Paragon I nformation Services at Monday nights city counc il meeting. Green is the private i nvestigator hired by the city to look into the charges and counter charges between City Manager Deleon and CityC ouncilman Garrett A nderson. Buhr will review the background leading to the investigation. T he proposed sanitation fund budget will be presented Monday. Deleon said a residential rate reduction of 11 percent is p ossible. T he first public hearing i s scheduled for proposed Ordinance 15-13, which would allow a council member to participate in a m eeting by telephone or o ther electronic medium in the case of a medical reason or by special council permission in extraordinary circums tances. T he meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at 123 E. Pine St. The council meets in executive session first to discuss collective barg aining objectives, so the public portion will start at Buhr to address ethics probe


C M Y K By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentS EBRING Officials from Florida TaxWatch say today is this years Florida Taxpayer Independence Day. By their calculations, April 21 is t he first day in 2013 where earnings by workers in the Sunshine State actually will belong to them. Organization officials contend that since Jan. 1, workerswages haveb een accrued simply to pay federal, local and state taxes. That would mean Floridians had to work 111 out of 365 days just to pay their taxes. The measure of tax burden is based o n the relative size of all taxes paid in Florida to the states total personal income. It arrives four days later than last year, according to TaxWatch estimates. This years four-day increase in tax burden results in the second year in a row that tax independence comes later than the year before, said Dominic M. Calabro, president andC EO of Florida TaxWatch. Although Floridianspersonal income is starting to grow again, Floridianstotal tax bill is expected to rise faster. TaxWatch officials said that beginn ing in 2007, the trend had been toward an earlier Taxpayer Independence Day due to federal tax cuts and a recession that decreased government tax revenues faster thani t decreased familiesincomes. It fell on May 1 in 2006. By 2009, 17 days were shaved off the length of time it took Floridians to pay their taxes This year, Floridians will cont ribute $246 billion in taxes to federal, state and local government. That is $18 billion more than last year. Working an average 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. workday, Calabro speculatedt hat FloridiansTaxpayer Independence Time will fall at approximately 11:26 a.m. daily. That is an estimated five minutes later than it was last year, but 14 minutes earli-e r than in 2006. According to those figures, satisfying federal taxes alone would require one hour, 43 minutes of the eighthour workday. Paying state taxesr equires an additional 25 minutes and 18 minutes is needed for local tax obligations. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 21, 2013Page A3 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 4/21/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 3 3 2 2 5 5 MARTIAL ARTS (pp o nly summer camp; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 3 3 5 5 1 1 S pecial to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The C enter for Search & Investigation Team Florida has joined HighlandsC ounty sheriffs deputies in their search for Jessica S wain, a missing juvenile who has been missing since February. Jessica is 17 and described as a whitef emale with blonde hair and blue eyes, approxim ately 5-foot-5 tall, weighing approximately 178 pounds. C FSI Team Florida volunteers saturated the Sun N Lakes community in Lake Placid on Saturday with new flyers and photos o f Jessica, urging anyone who has seen her to contact authorities. CFSI CEO and founder Chuck Foreman said teamm embers have reason to believe Jessica is somewhere in the Sun N Lakes neighborhood. e have no new leads o n Jessicas whereabouts. Everything has gone cold i n the search for her. We are trying to get the infor-m ation out there again. Things are getting critical as the search gets cold. We want to find Jessica, Foreman said Friday. J essica was last seen by her father on Thursday, Feb. 21 in the area of Lake Placid, according to Nell Hayes, public informationo fficer for the Highlands County Sheriffs Office. At that time, she was wearing camouflage pants,a tan T-shirt with Green Dragons embroidered on it, and tan boots. Hayes said in a March story with the News-Sun that Jessica had been seen Feb. 25 at Lakeshore Mall. The CFSI flyer indicates Jessica was last seen two days later on Feb. 27 in Lake Placid. In March, Sheriff Susan Benton reminded everyone that according to Florida law, Aperson may not knowingly provide aid to an unmarried minor who has run away from home without first contacting the minors parent or guardian or notifying a law enforcement officer ... Aperson who violates this section commits a misdemeanor of the first degree. CFSI is an international agency that assists and trains families, communities and law enforcement agencies in facilitating the search and location of missing children nationwide in order to safeguard children from abduction, human trafficking and exploitation. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Jessica Swain is asked to contact the Highlands County Sheriff's Office Special Victim's Unit and Deputy Brian Giguere at 402-7357, CFSI private investigator Brian Adams at (407 Foreman at (512 9856. Search continues for teen missing from LP Courtesy photo Jessica Swain has been m issing since February. TaxWatch: Today is Taxpayer Independence Day Associated PressAn uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects says he had a falling-out with one of his nephews because of the mans increased commitment to Islam. Ruslan Tsarni says he grew concerned about Tamerlan Tsarnaev when he told him in a 2009 phone conversation that he had chosen Gods business over work or school. Tsarni said he then contacted a family friend who told him Tsarnaev had been influenced by a recent convert to Islam. Tsarni says the two hadnt spoken since that call. The 26-year-old Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police Friday. His younger brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured that evening. Tsarni says he was relieved his younger nephew was captured alive so he could seek forgiveness from the bombing victims. For just a few minutes, it seemed as if the dragnet that had shut down a metropolitan area of millions while legions of police went house to house looking for the suspected Boston Marathon bomber had failed. Then one man emerged from his home and noticed blood on the pleasure boat parked in his backyard. He lifted the tarp and found the student known the world over as Suspect No. 2. Bombing suspect, uncle had falling out over Islam By JAMES L. ROSICAand TAMARALUSH A ssociated PressT ALLAHASSEE Attorney General Pam B ondi has filed a lawsuit against oil company BPand Halliburton over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. B ondi filed on Saturday on the three-year annivers ary of the tragedy that killed 11 rig workers in the Gulf of Mexico and fouled 1 ,100 miles of beaches and marsh along the Gulf coast. The 40-page lawsuit was f iled in federal court in Panama City. T he suit includes several counts under federal, state and maritime law and focuses on Floridas economic losses. Bondi arguest hat the 2010 spill cost the state a variety of tax reve nues. The state also seeks punitive damages. State sues BP on 3rd anniversary of spill Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS B oy Scouts Jimmy Griffin (from left), 13, and Julian Crozier, 13, help with the annual P inewood Derby race Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Sebring. About 25 boys participated in the race with cars that they made by hand and painted. Scouts hold Pinewood Derby And the winner is ....


C M Y K Page A4N ews-SunS unday, April 21, 2013www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155S COTT DRESSELEditor E xt. 516editor@newssun.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor E xt. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515publisher@newssun.com V ICKIE WATSONExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comM ITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com A DVERTISING A pril 15th. Aday where we are required to file our income tax. For many of us, a day to either weep or rail against the system. T his past April 15 weve been given another reason t o weep. Someone placed bombs at or near the finish line oft he Boston Marathon last Monday. As I type this, t hree people are dead, and well over 100 have suffered injuries. A nd, in a strange coincidence, two letters, one sent to Republican Senator Roger Wicker, another to the president, were discov-e red to have the poison ricin on them. As I type this there has been an arrest made and it looks like the letters have noth-i ng to do with the bombings. B ecause we live in an age where news is instanta nd reporters are scrambling to be the first to break a story we got treated with confusing and conflicting facts at first.Y oud think that after a couple of days things would have settled down some, but that is not the case. The media spent ag ood part of Wednesday afternoon flip-flopping on whether or not someone was arrested for the bombings. But spending too much time perusing the news on this could be depressing. I just saw a cartoon on Facebook that showed a man watching television. A reporter on the screen asks, What can we do to lessen the grip of fear from terrorism? The next panel shows the TVviewer switching it off with a smile. Funny and some good advice mixed in. What is wrong with people? How does a human being reason that planting a device that will kill or maim innocent men, women, and children is a good thing? What can they possibly hope to accomplish? Attention? OK, this m ight be a sick cry for someone to look at them. H eres a hint: you want attention? Join Facebook and post cute pictures ofk ittens. People will love you. M aybe they were trying to make a statement. Though so far the only t hing I come away with given their actions is, I am a stupid, poor excuse for a human being. If there is another message in t here somewhere it got lost in translation. One thing Im noticing? People arent so much afraid after this attack ast hey are mad. Yes, there is some concern about how t his managed to happen and Im not sure Ill everl ook at a pressure cooker the same way again. But for the most part, people are just angry. I know I am ticked off. S omeone for no justifiable reason chose to set off bombs meant to kill and maim people. Three families have lost loved ones.P eople have lost limbs. Their sense of safety was shattered when the bombs exploded. And while we Americans as a whole resemble a dysfunctional family even on our good days, Id like to think we all agree on this: no one messes with us and gets away with it. In the meantime, please remember the victims of the Boston bombing with your prayers and good thoughts. Supporting them is something we should all be able to get behind. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by email at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. Boston made us mad, not afraid Lauras Look L aura Ware We must take care of our workersE ditor: I read in the paper today how our firefighters here in Sebring have once again stepped up and performed an outstand-i ng job by extinguishing a fire in downtown Sebring. Somewhere in the small hours of the morning, when others were asleep, our city firefighters, notified by a sanitation worker, responded and saved at least one business, and possibly many more by going above and beyond the call of duty in extinguishing a very difficult fire. This is the type of dedicated and experienced firefighters this city should be proud of. Whether it is responding to emergency medical calls, car accidents, or pulling people out of burning buildings, firefighters are on the scene. So are our police officers. Just look at the horrific scenes at the Boston marathon. Even off-duty firefighters put aside their own well being to help others. Heck, one firefighter from Tampa went to help others even when he did not know the whereabouts of his own wife. He found out later she was OK. And then I remember, wasnt it just last week that our city manager was trying to make life tough on those same firefighters by taking away their benefits and reducing their retirement. Bottom line is, if we cant take care of our firefighters and police and sanitation workers, not only will they not be here when we need them, but we sure dont need a city manager with nothing to manage. Charlie Lowrance Sebring BouquetsSoup Up the Arts accomplishes muchEditor: Sebring High School Art Club and National Art Honor Society (NAHS want to share our appreciation for all of the sponsors who made the Soup Up the Arts fundraiser amazing. This year Soup Up the Arts helped two local students with medical issues. The first student, Sydnee Crow, is 15 and has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Sydnee is a student at Lake Placid High School. Sydnee loves to play volleyball and participate in competitive horseback riding. The other student is 10-year-old Pedro Palacios, a student at Lake Country Elementary School. Pedro was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He is a very positive person. He love animals, playing video games, music, and making people laugh. Pedro should be admired for his courageous fight, his positivity, and his beautiful, gentle spirit. These two students are courageous fighters. Sebring High School Art Club and (NAHS these students in our thoughts and prayers. I wish to thank all of our sponsors and supporters. Without your help our Soup Up the Arts event would not have been successful. We want to say thank you to our primary sponsors, Panera Bread who gave 400 servings of soup and bread and Zenos who gave 400 servings of bread. We also wish to thank Alan Jay Automotive Network, Florida Hospital, and Publix who gave financial donations. Thanks go out to our secondary sponsors: Chicanes, Sweet Bay, Musselmans Appliance, Taylor Rental, Outback, Dees Place, Beef OBradys, and Ruby Tuesdays for their donations of food and supplies. Also many thanks to our intermediate sponsors, Lake Placid Health Care, Dr. Stephen Hulen, Caddy Shack, McDonalds, Mea Lees, Betty Ford Smith, Cang Tong, Yums, Jean Brown, Clark Air, Lin Pac, Village Inn, Kristen Sebring, Blackman Properties, Papa Johns, Pizza Hut, and many more. Thanks again. I also wanted to thank all of the cafeteria workers who stayed after school to work at the event. Thanks to Mrs. Tina who helped last year and came back this year. Many thanks to the custodians who tried to provide whatever we need, Mr. Stone, Mr. Smith and Marlene York. And thanks to all the members who worked so very hard to make this event happen. The Art Club and NAHS students have put in over a thousand hours staying after school almost every day. NAHS president Andonina Chavez and NAHS members Ann Alabe, Amanda Rios, and Gianah Gutierrez.Art club membersMakayla Patterson, Dalynette Padro, Destinee Ellis, Venus Saja, Alexis Grant, Justin DelloRocco, and many more. Also many thanks to all of the other community volunteers Chalimar Perez, Kelly Griffin, Chynah Berry, Stephanie Sutermeister, Miriam Patterson, Melody Haywood, Ruth Dubberly, Anette and music by Tamara McCman. This years Soup Up the Arts made over $4,000 for Sydnee and Pedro, and a small portion of the money will be going to scholarships for some of the Sebring High School Seniors. I have to say that this years Soup Up the Arts Event is one of the best that we have ever had in my four years at Sebring High School. Many more thanks to our amazing sponsors, our wonderful Art Club and NAHS members, and thanks to our art advisors Jack and Steve VanDam. Roneika Freeman SHS Art Club President Courtesy photo The Sebring High School Art Club and National Art Honor Society took the proceeds from this years Soup Up the Arts to help two local students with medical issues. This ill will amazes us. We do not understand it. Just Tuesday morning, a fire at 122 S. Commerce Ave. consumed the older woodenb uilding and threatened the next building only a few feet a way. Had the fire escaped the firefighters, an entire block of properties wouldh ave been in serious jeopardy. As it was, they had to f ight hard to keep the blaze from spreading. The fire was intensely hot and slow burning. It followed the path of dry, hard pine tim-b ers inside wooden walls and proved difficult and dangero us to fight. It took five hours and thousands upon thousands of gallons of water to put it out. No one was injured, thank goodness, but that was a result of good fortune in a perilous situation. T hink about the tragic explosion in Texas so i mmense it leveled houses, a nursing home and severely damaged an elementarys chool. It is thought several of the known dead were volu nteer firefighters, who were the first responders, but the casualty count was ongoing as of Friday morning. The point is, firefighters a re like soldiers they have to be well-trained, discip lined, work as a team and when they are needed, they are needed right away. In between, there is a lot of waiting. This is the case whether the fire department is staffed by volunteers, or a paid, full-t ime crew. Keep in mind, volunteers h ave to get the same kind of training that full-time firefighters receive, also theyf ight on their own time sometimes leaving work to a nswer a call, sometimes leaving home in the middle of the night. In Texas, the responding fire department was staffedb y volunteers. Despite the danger, they went to work t rying to extinguish a fire and prevent an explosion. About 20 minutes later, the explosion occurred. R unning toward danger is a brave thing in itself. Even braver is staying at ones post, knowingly riskingd eath. That kind of courage demands our respect, admiration and gratitude, especially when the firefighter is a volunteer only on the scene out o f a sense of community s ervice. Which is why we say fulltime firefighters, as well as other first responders (and,w hile were at it, teachers) w ho are vested in designated benefit pension systems should be given what they were promised. B ecause of growing costs a nd economic troubles, new hires should have a 401k, but a deal is a deal when it comes to the ones already in the syst em. T heyve earned it. You try staying in a burning building Some readers over the last several weeks surprised us with hostile comments regarding firefighters in general. In addition to undervaluing their work, many comments complained about how much firefighters are paid.


C M Y K during the boards special meeting. Dr. Leitzel brings to SFSC a leadership style and p ersonal style that works well with this college ando ur communities, said Trustees Chair Tami Cullens in a press release. During his visit to the college for his interview, he spoke with stu-d ents, employees, members of the community and trustees with warmth. The sincerity of hisw ords, you could feel. He expressed a clear vision for the future of the college. He understood and embraces our mission: Enriching our communities through education one life at a time. He got it. He is the right fit for this college and our communities. Leitzel, 56, is currently president at the Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort, S.C., where he has served since 2008. Leitzels resume includes positions such as dean of graduate studies and dean of business, health and technologies at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C. The nationwide search to replace Dr. Norman Stephens, who is retiring in June after an 11-year tenure at SFSC, attracted nearly 50 applicants. Leitzel holds a number of degrees including a bachelors, masters and doctorate. Assuming the presidency o f SFSC is a privilege, Leitzel said. Im grateful to t he SFSC Board of Trustees for extending to me theo pportunity to lead. SFSC is a strong organization with committed leadership at all levels. Dr. Stephens is an accomp lished and respected leader at the national and local levels. He has served in an exemplarym anner, and it is clearly evident in many recognizable ways. New leadership affords new opportunities to make a difference in our communities through higher education. Im honored, humbled and excited to be selected to serve the residents of DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands counties and to be able to work with the talented faculty, staff, and students at SFSC. Stephenslast day will be June 30. Leitzel takes over July 1. Im delighted to turn over the reins to such a highly qualified and distinguished educator, who embraces our college mission and will continue our tradition of excellence, Stephens said. Im confident that he will build on our past successes here at SFSC. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 21, 2013Page A5 FLORIDINO'S PP; 5.542"; 3"; Black; main RHR floridinos coupons; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 3 3 5 5 4 4 CENTRAL FLORIDA C ASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit p age; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 3 3 3 3 Seminole Gaming; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; seminole gaming hard rock tamp; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 1 1 1 1 3 3 Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South.T he event is open to new or experienced players. Cost is $4 per person. Call 382-4111 for information.Ceremony marks dedicatino of Centennial ParkS EBRING In order to celebrate the opening of Downtown Sebrings Centennial Park, as well as commemorating Earth Day2 013 and its commitment to sustainability and the environment, the SebringC ommunity Redevelopment Agency will host a tree planting and park dedica-t ion ceremony at 11:30 a.m.Monday. F or more information, visit www.DowntownSebring.org.Funky Flowers is theme for Art UncorkedSEBRING Art Uncorked is an art experi-e nce in a social setting, with wine and friends, with n ature themes planned for April. On Wednesday, artist Linda Kegley leads thec lass through her Funky Flowers painting during c lass at 6 p.m. Have fun at this step-by-step painting process and leave with one c omplete project. Space is limited. To register, call 385-5312 or visit www.HighlandsArtLeague.o rg.APHS Class of plan reunionAVON PARK Plans are u nder way for the Avon Park High School Class of 73 Reunion. The reunion is being planned for Nov. 1-2. The planning committee has lost contact with a few classmates. If you have ani nterest or know someones contact information, send an email to aphsclassof73gmail.com Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 will have NASCAR on the screen at 1 p.m. today. Music by Lora Patten from 5-8 p.m. Friday. NASCARo n the screen at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Karaoke by Peg and Perry from 5-8 p.m.F or more information, call 452-9853. The American Legion P ost 69 will host karaoke by Naomi from 4-7 p.m. t oday. Karaoke by Double D from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. LadiesA uxiliary dinner from 4-6 p.m. Friday. Music by Patsy f rom 4-7 p.m. S.A.L. breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call 453-4553. LAKE PLACID The A merican Legion Post 25 will host music by Gary and Shirley from 5-8 p.m.t oday. Music by L&Lfrom 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Music b y Larry Musgrave from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday. On Tuesday, April 30 there will b e a casino trip 8:30 a.m. Call 655-0232 for details and registration. For more information, call 465-0975. The Lake Placid Moose L odge 2374 Joint Officer Installation will be at noon today. Wild Bill Karaoke from 3-8 p.m. KJ Karaoke on Wednesday, music byF rank E. on Thursday, by Sho Nuff Country on Friday a nd by Frank E. on Saturday; all times from 6:30-9:30 p.m. For more information, call 465-0131. The Lake Placid Elks L odge 2661 BPOE Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Music by Frank E. from 5-8 p.m. BPOE Initiation meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. JointW orkshop at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Blood drive on Friday; call for time. Music by Frank E. from 6:30-9:30 p.m. For details, call 465-2 661. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 will host breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday. C all 699-5444. SEBRING T he Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 will have NASCAR on the screent oday; call for time. Music by Big Freddie from 5-9 p .m. Wednesday. House Committee and Loyal Order of the Moose businessm eeting is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday; the general meeti ng at 8 p.m. Music by Long Shot on Friday and by Larry Musgrave on Saturday; both nights from 6-10 p.m. For more infor-m ation, call 655-3920. The Veterans of Foreign W ars Post 4300 will host karaoke with BilDi from 58 p.m. today. Music by F rank E from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Music by Gary O liver on Wednesday, by Pete Ruano Duo on Friday, and by Big Freddie on S aturday; all times from 6-9 p.m. For details, call 3858902. The Sebring Elks 1529 Wacky Wednesday is from5 -6 p.m. Meal is $6.50; to dance only is $3 from 4:307:30 p.m. to music by Frank E. Friday buffet from 5-6:30 p.m. for $12. Danceo nly is $5, to Don and Allen from 6:30-9:30 p.m. F or details, call 471-3557. Continued from A2 CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued from A1 LEONTINE CARR Leontine Elaine Carr, 86, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Thursday,A pril 18, 2013, in Sebring. She was born June 1, 1926, to Carl Leon and Tommie E. (Tolar) Jones in Savannah,G a., and had been a resident of Sebring since 2007, coming from Richmond, Va. She was a homemaker a nd of the Episcopal faith. She is survived by one son, Dabney Jefferson Carr IV(Laura Virginia; four daughters,D iana Deane Carr of Sebring, Linda Elaine Carr (Sam KraftV irginia, Cary Peyton Cox (Bill and Martha RandolphC arr of Illinois;sister, Terrie Carol Whittier of F lorida; and five grandchildren.She was predeceased by her husband of5 6 years, Dabney Jefferson Carr III. M emorial donations may be made in her memory to The Salvation Army of Highlands County, P.O. Box 1843,S ebring, FL33871. Arrangements were e ntrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home S ebring, FL33870 (863 s tephensonnelsonfh.com OB ITUARIES DANIELB. PAGE Daniel B. Page, 81, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly ofJ acksonville and Sebring Fla., died on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2013, at Saint Wilfreds Episcopal Church in Sarasota, Fla. Funeral arrangements by PackerF uneral Home. He is survived by two sons, Daniel Jr. of Baltimore, Md., and John of Fort Thomas, Ky.; and two grandchildren. WILLIAM RENTEL William Bill Rentel, 76, ofS ebring, Fla., passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Sebring. He was born July 9, 1936, to Ernest F. andA nna D. (Horner Queens, N.Y., and had been a resident of Sebring since 1 998, coming from Hermann, Mo.He was the owner, operator and salesr epresentative of a toy manufacturer and a member of t he Toy Knights of America. He served in the U.S. Air F orce during the Korean War. He was a 50-year M ason and a member of the Lions Club, Spring Lake Mens Association and Spring Lake Independent District Association.He wasa member of Grace Bible Church and volunteered at H ighlands Regional Medical Center; HALLO and Fred Wild Elementary School.H is favorite place was home with his wife, children and h is many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, MarsennaL ovell Rentel of Sebring; children, William Ralph (Jackie. of Tennessee, Cynthia Ann (GrantP ennsylvania, Janet Suzanne (Anthony California, and StacyF rederick Rentel of California; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.H e was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Ernest R ental. Amemorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,J une 22, 2013 at Grace Bible Church, Sebring, with Pastor D ustin Woods officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Fred Wild Elementary School in memory of Mr. Bill Rentel, 3550Y outh Care Lane, Sebring, FL33870.Arrangements h ave been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home S ebring, Fla. 33870 (863 w ww.stephensonnelsonfh.com SFSC taps Leitzel to replace Stephens as president Dr. Norman Stephens last day as SFSCpresident will be June 30. Tami Cullens SFSC Board of Trustees chairDr. Leitzel brings to SFSC a leadership style and personal style that works well with this college and our communities.


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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 21, 2013Page A7 S AS ROOFING 7 HOME IMPROVEMENT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, m ain A only; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 2 2 3 3 7 7 Musselmans; 5.542"; 21"; Process color; -; acute stage leukemia. The odds are slim, she said she was told. I only had three or five years to live. It was three or five months, Mom, not years, said Dawn. Lanning was admitted to Perth Amboy Hospital where she was in charge of purchasing food supplies f or a month of chemotherapy. It was all happening so fast I didnt have a chance to think, she said. The doctors told her only a bone marrow transplant could save her. She needed t o go Memorial SloanKettering in New York City. L anning had insurance and contacts because she w orked at a hospital. Thank goodness, she said, because it took a $250,000 deposit just to get in. Lanning was fortunate in a very important way her family, friends and n eighbors provided support, as did her employer. The hospital held my jobf or me for 10 months, she said. Her voice choked s lightly, I was overwhelmed with how many people gave blood. D awn took care of her every day. You shouldve seen me, pregnant, picking my mother up out of her bed, s he said laughing. It made me a stronger woman. M ore good fortune occurred when her younger sister Diana Honimar turned out to be a perfect match. Lanning was approved for a bone marrow transplant program that only treated four patients at a time. InM arch, she entered the hospital. First they had to clean the slate and kill every blood cell in my body, she said. I had four days of radiation, three times a day. Followed by four days of chemotherapy. T hey gave me the ninth day off.. The treatment led to sores down her throat, in her mouth and on her lips. It was painful and difficult to swallow. She lived on infant formula, fresh watermelon, raspberrys orbet and Jello. Cold things were soothing. Watermelon was my favorite. On the 10th day, Lanning had more radiation. Wearing shields to protect her lungs, she had to stand perfectlys till on a machine for 15 minutes, front and back. She was like a roast, said Dawn, laughing. I just didnt have a spit or a pop-up thermometers aid Lanning, laughing harder before getting serio us. The actual cancer, you dont feel. Its the cure that kills you. L anning had been fitted with a chest port. Bonem arrow extracted from her sister and purified was injected through the port. The doctor came in with a needle that lookedl ike a turkey baster, thick and long. It took a long t ime because the injection had to be slow one ounce every 10 minutes.T he doctor and I just sat shooting the breeze. T he transplant was a success, but back at home Lanning soon developed ar ed rash, a symptom of host versus graft disease. It was one more hill to climb, said D awn. Of the four patients who entered the marr ow transplant with Lanning, she is the only one to survive. As of April 9, 2013 Lanning has been cancer free 21 years. It was a hell of a ride, but were a family of fighters, she said. You cant keep thisb itch down. There are different kinds of heroes, Dawn said. There are people who rush into burning buildings. And there are people like my Mom. Continued from A1 Cancer couldnt keep Lanning down News-Sun photo by C HRISTOPHER TUFFLEY B arbara Lanning survived a bone m arrow transplant and beat leukemia after being given just months to live.


C M Y K B y BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Numbers released by the Bureau of Labor StatisticsF riday show Highlands Countys joblessness rate just like the entire state of Florida continues to improve. Statewide, unemployment was reported at 7.5 percent fort he month of March, the best its been since 2008. Highlands County beat that statewide average, showing just 3,008 of the projected 41,944 mem-b ers of the countys current labor force out of work, making for 7.2 percent unemployment last month. That was better than the BLS February unemployment projection of 7.7 percent here and down fromM arch of 2012, when an estimated 8.8 percent of local workers were off t he job. The March numbers in Highlands fall in the middle of the FloridaH eartland unemployment picture. They were not as good as Hardee C ountys announced 6.8 percent March unemployment but were better than Polk County, which had 7.6 percent of their labor force out of work last month. Nevertheless, all three of the H eartland counties showed improvement, with a half percent uptick in e mployment in both Highlands and Polk. Hardee showed a six-tenths of a percent March improvement. H owever, the numbers are only projections based on the numbers of people actually looking for work which changes the numbers used in figuring the per-c entages. The labor force, for instance, is made up of the employed and the unemployed. The remainder those who have no job and are not looking for one are counted as not in the labor force. Highlands7.2 percent rate last month was in the bottom 20 counties in Florida, tying with Glades County. T he worst unemployment in the state was said to be in Hendry County, where 10 percent of their workforce was unemployed last month. The least unemployment was found in Monroe County, with 3.8p ercent. According to figures released by t he BLS, Floridas seasonally adjusted total March non-agricultural employment was 7,507,100 inM arch. That represented an increase of 32,700 jobs, or four-tenths of a percent. The number of jobs in the s tate was up 141,300 from March of last year, which translates to an i ncrease of 1.9 percent. The industry gaining the most jobs was leisure and hospitality. Otheri ndustries gaining jobs included trade, transportation and utilities, professional and business services, private education and health services, construction jobs and financial activities. I ndustries losing jobs included total government, manufacturing and information. These industry job losses were partially due to declines in local gove rnment, miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing and telecommunications. Interestingly, the B LS report showed that many of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates were those with relatively high proport ions of government employment. Strong population g rowth also was listed as a contributing factor. Hendry County was the only c ounty in Florida with a double-digit unemployment rate in March. Page A8News-SunSunday, April 21, 2013www.newssun.com COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; april ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 5 5 5 5 DEMOCRATIC WOMENS CLUB HC; 5.542"; 5"; Black; main no sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 2 2 1 1 S FSC-COMMUNITY RELATIONS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; career academy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 2 2 2 2 4 4 Associated PressST. LOUIS The M ississippi River quickened its ominous rise on Friday after parts of the Midwest were soaked by heavy rains this week, with some townsh urriedly building sandbag levees to protect homes and businesses. Several communities in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri could see near-record flooding this weekend a sharp contrast to just two months ago when the river was at near-record lows. In central Illinois, a flood-swollen river topped a levee and prompted authorities to evacuate about half of a small town. The Mississippi was among many rivers lapping over the banks in those states and central Indiana, where heavy overnight rains also flooded rivers, streams and streets, driving some people from their homes and prompting school districts to cancel or delay the start of classes. In Missouri, most of the 442 residents in Clarksville have pitched in on a furious effort to build a makeshift levee of gravel, plastic overlay and sandbags, trying to keep the murky Mississippi from inundating the handful of downtown businesses. This just shocked us all b ecause it just came up so quickly, alderwoman Sue Lindemann said. We found out about the crest prediction Wednesday and we starteds andbagging that night. Its going to be touch and go but were hoping. Volunteers worked into the night to stack sandbags against rising floodwaters and evacuate people in the path, or rescue those already in danger. National Weather Service hydrologist Mark Fuchs said the swiftness of the rise has been stunning. o go from below flood stage to close to 10 feet above is unusual, he said. Pretty amazing. Its just been skyrocketing. In Quincy, Ill., the Mississippi jumped nearly 10 feet in 36 hours. By the time it crests Sunday at 11 feet above flood stage, a bridge over the river mayh ave to be shut down and the sewage plant for the community of 40,000 residents could be threatened. The torrential rains caused w idespread flash-flooding, too. An 80-year-old woman died in De Soto, Mo., about 40 miles southwest of St. Louis, when a normally docile creek flooded a street and swept away her car. About 50 residents had to be rescued by boat in a lowlying area of town, said De Soto City Manager Dave Dews. Some of the worst flooding was in the Chicago area, where up to 7 inches fell within 24 hours Wednesday night and Thursday. Amassive sinkhole opened and swallowed two parked cars and one that was driving through. The driver was hospitalized. In suburban Chicago, Nick Ariano helped rescue a friends grandmother, who became trapped in a home filling with water after a branch of the flooding DuPage River spilled over its levee. About 60 miles southwest of Chicago, a Grundy County hospital evacuated 47 patients after a nearby creek and the Illinois River rose and water crept Floodwaters rising after storms deluge heartland Joe Shuman/Chicago Tribune/MCT A rescue official stands with a motorist stuck in water during heavy rains and flooding in I llinois. Sue Lindemann Clarksville, Missouri alderwomanIts going to be touch and go but were hoping, 7.5% states rate of unemployment 7.2% countys rate of unemployment 7.6% national rate of unemployment R ick Scott F lorida governorI t is great n ews that our u nemployment r ate is below the national average. County, state unemployment rates both drop


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 21, 2013Page 9A NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION/DISPOSITION ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE ACT, THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS, LOCATED AT 1ST SECURITY SELF STORAGE, 1866 WILBURN DRIVE, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF ON MAY 6, 2013 AT 10:00 AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED: NAMES AND UNIT NUMBER ARE AS FOLLOWS: A004 Basil Makris A010 Milton Lewis A013 Catherine Wyatt B042 Heinz Tengler B046 Donald Cook C007 Jason Lister C016 Susan Machinsky C077 Sharon Rowlson D092 Heinz Tengler D108 James Brown D132 Namoi Breevold E028 Basil Makris E056 Reggie Moore E083 Richard Ellington F027 Michael Plum DISPOSITION being made to SATISFY LANDLORD'S LIEN. MANAGEMENT reserves ALL RIGHTS under FLORIDA LAW. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE IN CASH, OR CERTIFIED FUNDS. April 21, 28, 2013 PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 2011 TOYOTA 4T1BF3EK3BU2311985 ON MAY 3rd 2013, AT 9:00am AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID FL 33852 April 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-143 IN RE: ESTATE OF DONNA MARIE JACKSON Division: Probate Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Donna Marie Jackson, deceased, whose date of death was February 20, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 21, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Timothy Pickering 2017 Wightman Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Charlotte Stone Charlotte C. Stone, Esq. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar Number: 21297 STONE & WALDER, P.L. 3200 U.S. Hwy 27 S., Suite 304 Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: Charlotte@stoneandwalder.com April 21, 28, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-134 IN RE: ESTATE OF ANTOINETTE BRESKE a.k.a. ANTOINETTE G. BRESKE Division PROBATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ANTOINETTE BRESKE a.k.a. ANTOINETTE G. BRESKE, deceased, whose date of death was February 23, 2013, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-4822, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER 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 April 21, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Ronald Niewolak 50727 Russell Drive McComb, Michigan 48044-1287 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863 April 21, 28, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000971 DIVISION: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY6, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF GSAA HOME EQUITY TRUST 2006-16, Plaintiff, vs. MARSHAS MYRTHIL, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated April 5, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000971 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICAN, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP1, is the Plaintiff and MARSHAS MYRTHIL; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARSHAS MYRTHIL; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVUIDUAL DEFENDANT(S OF ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1 N/K/A JERRY VANWY, TENANT #2 N/K/A JENNIFER VANWY, and TENANT #3 N/K/A SERGIO CHAVEZ 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 COURTH OUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 8th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 15, IN BLOCK 1, OF ALTANONT PLACE ADDITION NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2211-2215 MELADY AVENUE, 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 April 11, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09055290 SPECIALIZED-CONV B/C---Team 4 F09055290 **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. April 14, 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000583 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. BEVERLY L. RAMOS; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1, IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #2, IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS D efendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated April 3, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000583 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff and BEVERLY L. RAMOS are defendant(s I, Clerk of Court, ROBERT W. GERMAINE, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., July 3, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: A PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 17; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION A DISTANCE OF 91.51 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 64; THENCE NORTH 42 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 52 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 4819.42 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 42 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 52 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 81 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 597.56 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 17; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 586.21 FEET; THENCE NORTH 47 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 890.16 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. T OGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE EAST 25 FEET OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 17; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION A DISTANCE OF 91.51 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 64; THENCE NORTH 42 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 52 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 4819.42 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 42 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 52 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 878.70 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 17; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 736.76 FEET; THENCE NORTH 81 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 597.56 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863 534-4690, within two (2 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 April 14, 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012-CA-000024 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL NEGRON, ET AL. Defendants RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Please publish in THE NEWS SUN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 7, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-000024, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (hereafter "Plaintiff" DANIEL NEGRON, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the MAIN ENTRANCE of the Courthouse; 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, at 11:00 a.m., on the 8th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: L OT 14, BLOCK 25, OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in an court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administrator, (863 within two (2 Foreclosure Complaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 lay Service 711. Dated this 11th day of April, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law Firm, PLC 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110 Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954 Fax (954 Pleadings@vanlawfl.com 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. A pril 14, 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 13000056GCAXMX BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BANK ONE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RAMP 2001RS1 Plaintiff vs RHONDA R. SEGERT A/K/A RHONDA SEGERT, ET AL Defendants N OTICE OF ACTION TO: WILLIAM JAMES SEGERT 607 WASHINGTON BLVD. LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 WILLIAM JAMES SEGERT 1335 COUGAR BLVD. SEBRING, FL 33872 WILLIAM JAMES SEGERT 106 SUNNYSIDE COURT LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 4, BLOCK 2, OF HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES, SECTION L, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 72, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you, and you are required t o serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, in the NEWS SUN or on or before May 28, 2013; otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 15th day of April, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Darren Whidden As Deputy Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-937-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. N. RUSSELL KERN and JANICE R. KERN, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Amended Verified Complaint (the "Final Judgment'' above-styled action on April 17, 2013, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on May 15, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.: EXHIBIT A All of Lot 22, Block F, and a portion of Parcel G of SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VIII, as per plat recorded in Plat Book 11, Page 8, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, with the portion of Parc el G being more particularly described as follows: Begin at the Southwesterly corner of Lot 22, Block F, of said subdivision; thence run South 37 degrees 05'22'' East a distance of 169.73 feet; thence North 80 degrees 34'00'' East a distance of 52.97 feet; thence North 29 degrees 39'00'' West a distance of 191.27 feet to a point on the arc of a curve concave to the Southeast; thence in a Southwesterly direction and along the arc of said curve to the left (curve having for its elements a radius of 553.62 feet; a central angle of 7 degrees 26'22'' and a chord bearing of South 56 degrees 37'49'' West) a distance of 71.88 feet to Point of Beginning. Lot 23, in Block F, and a portion of Parcel G of SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VIII, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 11, Page 8, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. That portion of Parcel G, being more particularly described as follows: BEGIN at the Southwesterly corner of Lot 23, Block F of said subdivision; thence run South 29 degrees 39 minutes 00 seconds East a distance of 191.27 feet; thence North 80 degrees 34 minutes 00 seconds East a distance of 48.11 feet; thence North 22 degrees 12 minutes 38 seconds West a distance of 204.96 feet to a point on the arc of a curve concave to the Southeast; thence in a Southwesterly direction and along the arc of said curve to the left (curve having for its elements a radius of 553.62 feet, a central angle of 7 degrees 26 minutes 22 seconds and a chord bearing of South 64 degrees 04 minutes 11 seconds West) a distance of 71.88 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. 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. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk May 21, 28, 2013 Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads placed under the Bargain Buys discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. The customer can list a set for 1 price, i.e. Bedroom set ... $100 is allowed; Chairs (22o list an ad stating Each, the ad must be charged at the non-discounted rate, using the Open Rate pricing. No commercial items are allowed to be placed under our Bargain Buys specials. Items must be common household items. 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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe Avon Park baseball regular season came to ac lose on a high note T hursday night, with the Devils taking a 4-0 win at Hardee. Southpaw Gio Gomez pitched a near masterpiece, allowing just four hits and no walks, while being aided by a Luis M artinez, Mason Jahna to Tyrone Perry double play to keep the Wildcats at bay. And while the Devils accounted for just two hits themselves, they were patient enough at the plate to put five more runners on via bases on balls. They also proved quite opportunistic when they did get on base, getting thef irst two runs courtesy of one base hit. And that one hit was Colton Brocks single int he top of the second, with an error allowing him to r each second. Then, courtesy of two w ild pitches, run number one came across the plate. In the third, Perry drew a walk and was moved to second on a Martinez sacrifice. AJosh Gomez ground o ut to the right side got Perry to third, and he soon came in on a wild pitch fora 2-0 lead. Avon Park then opened the gap a little wider in the fourth with two morer uns, again with just one hit. Torri Pringle walked and moved to second on a wild pitch. Asacrifice bunt from Brock sent Pringle to third and a Cody Pearlman squeeze got the run in and put him on first. Steven Flowers got hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second before Perry ripped a single to bring Pearlman in and put the Devils up 4-0. Alead that may have been 12-0 as stingy as Gomez was on the mound, never allowing more than Dragons clobber Clewiston SPORTS B SE CTION Inside This Section Hoffner heads to Ursuline . . .B4 Riley focused on the now . . .B4 News-Sun Sunday, April 21, 2013 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE T aylor Tubbs and Hannah Schroeder held the first and second positions pretty much wire to wire in the District 7-3A Girls 1 ,600 Thursday at George Jenkins. By DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKELAND From the field events to the track. From the sprints to the hurdles to the long distance runs. Sebring was well represented all across the board, advancing 14 student-athletes from Thursdays District 7-3AMeet at George Jenkins High School, in a variety of events. In need of a top-four finish to move on to next weeks Regional at Leto High School in Tampa, the Blue Streaks had little worry in a number of events, with seven firstplace finishes on the day. Gary DeMarest continued his upward trend and set another new personal best in winning the discus with a throw of 146-feet, 10.5-inches. The junior also took second in the shot put with a toss of 44-feet, 2.5-inches to make him one of six Streaks qualifying in multiple events. Sebring swept the pole vault, with Blake Fort clearing 8-feet, 6-inches to win the girls side of the event, and Byron Cobb clearing 12feet even to get the boys win. Ali Blackman tied for third i n the girls event with a vault o f 7-feet, 6-inches to move on to Tampa as well. Eric Foster and Hannah Schroeder had quite busy days in the distance runs, putting their stamina fully to the test. Foster, in the boys 1,600, paced himself early on before making his move over the final two laps to claim the win in 4:40.55. He also placed second in the 3,200 to move on and was part of the 4X800 team with Damian Foster, Greg Rawlings and Jose Andrew Rivera to take third. I knew I had a chance to make regionals, Foster said. But I knew it wouldnt come easily. I just had to stay focused. Schroeder was also a glutton for long-distance punishment but was able to capture fourth in the 800, where she was within less than one second of second place, and finish second in the 1,600 to advance in both events. And she nearly pulled off a hat trick of qualifiers by taking a close fifth in the 3,200. Taylor Tubbs pulled out a pair of wins, breezing to a 1,600 victory with a time of 5:06.63 and still had enough in the tank to win the 800 in 2:20.62. I actually went a little faster than I had planned, said Tubbs, a Florida signee who posted a sub-five minu te mark earlier this season. had just wanted to cruise, but with the energy and exciteA Blue Streak Stampede News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Eric Foster won the Boys 1,600 to advance to Regionals. He also qualified for the next step by taking second in the 3,200 and third as part of the 4X800 relay. News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Gio Gomez tossed a four-hit shutout Thursday to close out Avon Parks regular season with a 4-0 win at Hardee. Red Devils tame Wildcats News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Alison Hoffner couldnt quite get the tag on this Winter Haven runner in Sebrings district championship game loss to the Blue Devils. By TAYLOR TUBBS News-Sun correspondentSenior night is a time for final chances and for saying goodbye. As the season draws to a close, all sports designate a senior night in honor of the veteran players, and this is exactly what the Streaks did on Thursday night in their final home game against Port Saint Lucie. Although Sebring came short of the win 4-1, head coach Buck Rapp still had nothing but positive things to say. Whether these boys play after high school or not, I know they are all going to be successful, excellent young men. Im proud of all eight of the seniors. Port Saint Lucie scored four runs in the first seven innings, and it looked like the Streaks would walk away bare. But they were able to get on the board with a run home by Cullen Lovett, who was batted in by senior Dane Maddox in the final inning. On Tuesday the Streaks continue their season at the District 9-6A Ttournament by taking on Kathleen at Lake Gibson. The goal is to just keep going, said Rapp. At this point it is win or go home. As the seniors look towards the end of their high school career the memories come rushing forward. When I look back on the past four years with these guys, it went by so fast, Rapp said. And you never really realize it until its over Sebring stopped on Senior Night S ee AP, Page B3 See TRACK, Page B3 By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comWINTER HAVEN The key game was Tuesday nights win over Lake Gibson. That propelled Sebring softball to the District 9-6A Tournament title game and assured them a spot in the FHSAAState Playoffs. That was the big one, head coach Joe Sinness said as game time approached Friday night as his girls set to face the host Blue Devils. The difference tonight is whether we drive three hours to play someone, or someone drives three hours to come play us. The 16-6 Winter Haven win has the Lady Streaks making the drive to River Ridge High School in New Port Richey (26-1 the No. 3 team in the state. Which means things better Lady Streaks sent packing See SEBRING, Page B3


C M Y K YMCA Flag FootballS EBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis now taking registrations for our YMCA/Eagles Youth Flag Football Program for ages 5-14. We are also taking registrations for our Cheerleading Program ages 5-16. Any questions please call 382-9622.M iracle League 5KL AKE PLACID Heartland National B ank presents The Miracle League for Highlands County 2013 5K-10K Run Walk Team Challenge Saturday, May 18, at DeVane Circle Park in Lake Placid. Entry fees Early student $15; early team member $20; early individual $25; day of race $30 (day of race, registration closes promptly at 7 a.m.) Race starts at 7:30 a.m. sharp. First 150 registered entrants guaranteed a Dri-fit T-shirt. Send entry name, gender, race youre doing, team name, address, phone number, age, shirt size and e-mail. Any lack of information will not be acceptable. M ake check out to Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce, 18 North Oak Avenue, Lake Placid, FL33852. Awards for each race 5K and 10K. Team awards will be presented for M ost Creative Team and Team with Most Finishes. Proceeds from this new event will directly benefit the Miracle League for Highlands County as $200 plus $3 of each paid entry (more than 150 ed to this wonderful organization. Sponsored by Cohan Radio Group; CORARehabilitation and Sports Medicine; Delray Plants (sponsors of Miracle League shirts); Eastside Christian Church; Howard fertilizer and chemical; The Journal; Lake Placid Health Care Center; Wheeler Farms Inc.; Winn Dixie; and Party Dog Entertainment. For more information, contact Niki Gregor, event chair at 386-1300 or ngregor@heartlandnb.com .Sunrise Rotary GolfSEBRING Sebring Sunrise Rotary 24th annual Charity Golf Tournament will be Saturday, June 1, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on the Deer Run course at Sun N Lake Golf and Country Club. Format is a Four-person Scramble (double Bogey maximum Cost is $220 per team and includes greens fees, cart, range balls, lunch and on-course beverages along with some fabulous raffle prizes. Sponsorships available: $100 Hole sponsor; $155 Hole sponsor including single entry; and $320 Hole sponsor including team entry. Hole-In-One sponsors are being provided by Cohan Radio Group ($2,000 cash) and Alan Jay Automotive Network. Trophy sponsor is the Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Make checks payable to Sebring Sunrise Rotary, P.O. Box 1363, Sebring, FL33871. Please enter by Tuesday, May 28.SHS athletic postersSEBRING Chris Cook, Athletic Director of Sebring High School, wishes to inform the surrounding business community that he has authorized AllAmerican Sports Posters to produce Sebring High Schools athletic posters. All-American Sports Posters will provide terrific looking sports posters an d will help the athletic department to raise much needed additional funding. All-American Sports Posters will be contacting local businesses to line up community sponsorship for this programa nd Chris Cook urges all businesses to consider putting their support behind this worthy effort. As you are no doubt aware, there are m any businesses that solicit via telephone and you always have the right to question a nyone who contacts you in this manner. All-American Sports Posters is regist ered with the Idaho Attorney General and has been authorized to conduct this camp aign on behalf of the Sebring High School Athletic Department. No other company has been authorized to represent Sebring High School in that way and you should question any other requests for funds. If you have any questions, contact Cook, at 471-5500 or All-American Sports Posters at (800Bowling for GradsLAKE PLACID Bowling for Grads will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 20. Cost $15 per person, or $40 for a team of four, (includes three games and shoes) at Cozs Sports Bar amd Bowl, located at 800 U.S. 27 South in Lake Placid; phone number is 699-0925. This is a nine-pin no-tap bowling fundraiser, with 50/50s, raffles, silent auction, prizes and door prizes. Please send your information with check payable for number of entries, payable to Lake Placid Project Graduation and mail to: Project Graduation, P.O. Box 415, Lake Placid, FL33862 or leave at Cozs bowling desk or bring at time of event. The information needed is Name, contact phone number, number of bowlers x $15 = amount of check or Team of 4 = $40. If you have any questions, contact Donna Stanley at (863 Connie Miller at (863 Come out and support your Class of 2013 with a night of bowling, fun and prizes! Project Graduation is a celebration honoring the graduates the night of their graduation with a night of fun in a drugand alcohol-free environment. *The school is neither endorsing or sponsoring this event nor approving or endorsing the views of the organization sponsoring the event. The school does not require you to attend or participate in this event.Home run for Habitat 5KSEBRING Home run for Habitat 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, June 1, at Highlands Hammock State Park. Check-in starts at 7 a.m.; race starts promptly at 8 a.m. Entry fee $15 through May 24; $20 after and until Race Day, June 1 (checks if mailed and cash on day of race). Shirt sizes can only be guaranteed for pre-registered participants. Age groups eight and under; 9-13; 1419; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70-70-plus. Make checks payable to: Habitat for Humanity and mail information (names, gender, race day age, address, phone number, e-mail address, event youre entering and T-shirt size) and check to: Highlands County Habitat for Humanity, 159 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary) (Best-of-7E ASTERN CONFERENCEMilwaukee vs. Miami Sunday: Milwaukee at Miami, 7 p.m. Tuesday: Milwaukee at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Thursday: Miami at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28: Miami at Milwaukee, 3:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 30: Milwaukee at Miami, TBA x-Thursday, May 2: Miami at Milwaukee, TBA x-Saturday, May 4: Milwaukee at Miami, TBA Boston vs. New York Saturday: Boston at New York, late Tuesday: Boston at New York, 8 p.m. Friday, April 26: New York at Boston, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 28: New York at Boston, 1 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 1: Boston at New York, TBA x-Friday, May 3: New York at Boston, TBA x-Sunday, May 5: Boston at New York, TBA Atlanta vs. Indiana Sunday: Atlanta at Indiana, 1 p.m. Wednesday: Atlanta at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27: Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Monday, April 29: Indiana at Atlanta, TBA x-Wednesday, May 1: Atlanta at Indiana, TBA x-Friday, May 3: Indiana at Atlanta, TBA x-Sunday, May 5: Atlanta at Indiana, TBA Chicago vs. Brooklyn Saturday: Chicago at Brooklyn, late Monday: Chicago at Brooklyn, 8 p.m. Thursday: Brooklyn at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27: Brooklyn at Chicago,2 p.m. x-Monday, April 29: Chicago at Brooklyn, TBA x-Thursday, May 2: Brooklyn at Chicago, TBA x-Saturday, May 4: Chicago at Brooklyn, TBAW ESTERN CONFERENCEOklahoma City vs. Houston Sunday: Houston at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday: Houston at Oklahoma City,7 p.m. Saturday, April 27: Oklahoma City at Houston, 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 29: Oklahoma City at Houston, TBA x-Wednesday, May 1: Houston at Oklahoma City, TBA x-Friday, May 3: Oklahoma City at Houston, TBA x-Sunday, May 5: Houston at Oklahoma City, TBA San Antonio vs. L.A. Lakers Sunday: L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday: L.A. Lakers at San Antonio,9:30 p.m. Friday, April 26: San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28: San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 7 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 30: L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, TBA x-Thursday, May 2: San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, TBA x-Saturday, May 4: L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, TBA Denver vs. Golden State Saturday: Goldsen State at Denver, late Tuesday: Golden State at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 26: Denver at Golden State,10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28: Denver at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 30: Golden State at Denver, TBA x-Thursday, May 2: Denver at Golden State, TBA x-Saturday, May 4: Golden State at Denver, TBA L.A. Clippers vs. Memphis Saturday: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, late Monday: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday: L.A. Clippers at Memphis,9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27: L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 4:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 30: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBA x-Friday, May 3: L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBA x-Sunday, May 5: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBAEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA y-Pittsburgh3310066147106 N.Y. Islanders2316551129127 N.Y. Rangers2317450116105 New Jersey1617104299115 Philadelphia1922341119134 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-Montreal2712559138115 x-Boston261155711894 Toronto2415553134123 Ottawa231465210792 Buffalo1920644118138 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington2418250135122 Winnipeg2319248117129 Tampa Bay1723438138138 Carolina1723337112138 Florida1324632102153WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA z-Chicago34547214491 St. Louis2616254116107 Columbus2117749110114 Detroit2016747108110 Nashville1521939104128 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver2413755119109 Minnesota2417351115115 Edmonton1719741110121 Calgary1822440119148 Colorado1423735104139 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-Anaheim2711660128111 Los Angeles2514555124108 San Jose2413755115105 Dallas2219347124129 Phoenix1817844111116 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference ___ Fridays Games N.Y. Rangers 8, Buffalo 4 St. Louis 2, Dallas 1 Chicago 5, Nashville 4, OT Edmonton 4, Colorado 1 Calgary 3, Anaheim 1 Pittsburgh at Boston, ppd., safety concern Saturdays Games Florida at New Jersey, late N.Y. Islanders at Winnipeg, late Washington at Montreal, late Toronto at Ottawa, late Buffalo at Pittsburgh, late Philadelphia at Carolina, late Phoenix at Chicago, late Detroit at Vancouver, late Sundays Games Florida at Boston, 12:30 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, 3 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Calgary at Minnesota, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 8 p.m. Columbus at San Jose, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. Dallas at Los Angeles, 9 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Boston114.733 New York96.6002 Baltimore87.5333 Toronto710.4125 Tampa Bay610.3755.5 Central Division WLPctGB Kansas City86.571 Detroit97.563 Minnesota67.4621.5 Chicago79.4382 Cleveland510.3333.5 West Division WLPctGB Oakland125.706 Texas106.6251.5 Seattle711.3895.5 Los Angeles510.3336 Houston511.3136.5___Fridays Games L.A. Dodgers at Baltimore, ppd., rain N.Y. Yankees 9, Toronto 4 Tampa Bay 8, Oakland 3 Kansas City at Boston, ppd., manhunt Texas 7, Seattle 0 Houston 3, Cleveland 2 Minnesota at Chicago, ppd., cold, windy L.A. Angels 8, Detroit 1 Saturdays Games N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, late Kansas City at Boston, late Detroit at L.A. Angels, late Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, late L.A. Dodgers at Baltimore, late Cleveland at Houston, late Oakland at Tampa Bay, late Seattle at Texas, late Sundays Games N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Kansas City at Boston, 1:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Oakland at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Cleveland at Houston, 2:10 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 3:05 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta133.813 Washington97.5634 New York87.5334.5 Philadelphia710.4126.5 Miami413.2359.5 Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis97.563 Cincinnati98.529.5 Pittsburgh88.5001 Milwaukee78.4671.5 Chicago510.3333.5 West Division WLPctGB Colorado124.750 San Francisco107.5882.5 Arizona97.5633 Los Angeles78.4674.5 San Diego511.3137 ___ Fridays Games Pittsburgh 6, Atlanta 0 Philadelphia 8, St. Louis 2, 7 innings L.A. Dodgers at Baltimore, ppd., rain Miami 2, Cincinnati 1 N.Y. Mets 7, Washington 1 Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 4 Colorado 3, Arizona 1 San Francisco 3, San Diego 2 Saturdays Games Miami at Cincinnati, late Washington at N.Y. Mets, late Atlanta at Pittsburgh, late L.A. Dodgers at Baltimore, late St. Louis at Philadelphia, late Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, late Arizona at Colorado, late San Diego at San Francisco, late Sundays Games Miami at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 4:10 p.m. St. Louis at Philadelphia, 8:05 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TUESDAY: Baseball at District Tournament,Frostproof,vs.Frostproof,5:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball at District Tournament,Frostproof,if necessary,7 p.m. Sebring TUESDAY: Baseball at District Tournament,Lake Gibson,vs.Kathleen,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball at District Tournament,Lake Gibson,if necessary,7 p.m. SFSC MONDAY: Baseball at Hillsborough,3 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball at Polk State,6 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Baseball at District Tournament,Frostproof,vs.Mulberry,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at District Tournament,Frostproof,if necessary,vs.DeSoto,7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball at District Tournament,Frostproof,if necessary,7 p.m. N N B B A A P P L L A A Y Y O O F F F F S S S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Atlanta at Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . L .A. Lakers at San Antonio . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 7 7 p p . m m . Milwaukee at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Houston at Oklahoma City . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . C hicago at Brooklyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Memphis at L.A. Clippers . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Boston at New York . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Golden State at Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TP P R R E E M M I I E E R R L L E E A A G G U U E E S S O O C C C C E E R R M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 5 5 5 5 p p . m m . Manchester United vs. Aston Villa . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . Texas A&M at Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2M M L L B B S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . O akland at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . L.A. Dodgers at Baltimore . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 2 2 p p . m m . Minnesota at Chicago White Sox . . . . . . W W G G N N 8 8 p p . m m . St. Louis at Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay . . . . . . E E S S P P N N / / S S U U N NT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 7 7 p p . m m . C hicago Cubs at Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change M M L L S S S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 5 5 p p . m m . Philadelphia at D.C. United . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NASCAR STP 400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 1 1 p p . m m . ALMS Long Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 7 7 p p . m m . NHRA Dollar General Nationals . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2G G O O L L F F S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA Open de Espana . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 p p . m m . PGA RBC Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA RBC Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Gwinnett Championship . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FN N H H L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C C 6 6 p p . m m . Carolina at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N LIVESPORTSONTV NBA Playoffs NHL MLB Page B2News-SunSunday, April 21, 2013www.newssun.com


C M Y K get cleaned up defensively if they hope to compete. Sebring did jump out to the early lead in this one with three straight hits in the first inning, and an error allowing for a 2-0 lead. But the Streak defense was spotty and gave the lead right back as a multitude of errors in the bottom of thei nning put the Devils up 42. Catcher Alison Hoffner made an alert throw to pick a runner off first in the second, but two more errors a nd a wild pitch added two m ore runs for Winter Haven to make it a 6-2 margin. Sebring threatened in the top of the fourth, after a scoreless Devil third, with Chelsea Bassett and Hoffner each reaching on singles with one out. But the next two batters were retired to keep the lead at four. It then extended to seven with three more Winter Haven runs before the Lady Streaks made things interesting in the sixth. Loading the bases, Sebring got clutch, two-run singles from both Kara Faircloth and Hanna Lollis to climb back to within three at 9-6. Needing to keep the Blue Devils in check to stay within striking distance and keep the momentum going, however, the wheels came off in the bottom of the sixth as Winter Haven scored seven times to end it early and left the Streaks making travel plans. Continued from B1 w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 21, 2013Page B3 AMERICAN GOLF CARTS; 5.542"; 5"; Black; april ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 2 2 2 2 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; april ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 5 5 6 6 S TANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 4/21/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 3 3 2 2 3 3 one base runner in any inning, with the Wildcats not h aving a runner reach second u ntil a one-out double by Kramer Royal in the bottom of the sixth. But those were promptly followed with a fly out and ground out to leave him stranded. And whereas Avon Park began the season on a ninegame winning streak, Lake Placid closed out their regular season on a six-game winning streak, cruising past Clewiston by an 11-5 score Thursday night. Having lost a 4-2 contest at Clewiston on Feb. 18, the Dragons got their atonement. The Tigers did get the early lead, scoring once each in the first and second before Lake Placid got on the board with a run in the bottom of the second. But the Dragons, having scored 41 runs in their lastt hree wins, knew a big inning w as coming. And come it did, to the tune of an eight-run fourth that blew the game open. Clewiston tried to answer back in the fifth, with three runs to trim it to a 9-5 deficit. But Lake Placid added two more in the bottom of the sixth to put it out of reach. Next up for both the Devils and Dragons is the District 10-4ATournament, beginning Monday at the Webber International University ball field. Avon Park takes on M ulberry Monday at 7 p.m. t o get it started, with Lake Placid squaring off with Frostproof on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Continued from B1 AP, LP close regular season with wins ment of the meet, it got me going. Brian Dixon got a Sebring win in the 200-meter run and also took third in the 100meter dash to stamp two tickets to Tampa as did Shalontay Rose who placed second in the high jump and fourth in the long jump. Jordyn Blount took second on the boys side of the high jump to move on and just missed in the long jump by finishing fifth. And Destiny McCartney rounded out the Blue Streak qualifiers by taking third in the 100-meter hurdles. There were a couple of other near advancements that fell just short. Erica Cord came into the high jump with a 5-foot, 2inch seed, which would have gotten her second, but on this day she couldnt get past the 4-foot-10 mark. In the Boys 4X400, Jarvis Bridges, Greg Rawlings, Carl Dassinger and Benjamin Perez teamed up but fell less than three seconds short of grabbing fourth place. With all the excellent finishes in so many different events, the Blue Streak boys came out as the overall district winners, out of 11 teams, totaling 101.5 points to stay ahead of Kathleens 96. The Lady Streaks found themselves in third place, overall, with 87.5 points on the day, behind host George Jenkins and Kathleen. Agreat day on the track, and in the field, for all the Sebring student-athletes that saw a long season of hard work pay off for many. Next up is the Region 2-3A Meet at Leto beginning at Noon on Wednesday, where the Streaks will vie for that next step, to the FHSAA State Finals in Jacksonville. Continued from B1 C ourtesy photo A host of the Sebring representatives that moved on to regionals, back row, left to right: Gary Demarest (discus, shot put), Brian Dixon (100-, 200-meter run), Byron Cobb (pole vault), Eric Foster (1,600-, 3,200meter run, 4X800 relay), Damian Foster (4X800 relay),G reg Rawlings (4X800 relay), Nathanial Acosta (4X800 relay alternate). Front row, left to right:Hannah Schroeder (800-, 1,600-meter run), Destiny McCartney (100-meter hurdles) and Shalontay Rose (high jump, long jump). N ews-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Blake Fort cleared 8-feet, 6-inches to win the girls district pole vault and move on to regionals. Track heads to regionals Sebring readies for River Ridge Special to the News-SunSaturday and Sunday, April 20-21 Trail Maintenance (come for the day or primitive camp overnight) at the KICCO Wildlife Management Area off SR 60, east of Lake Wales. Meet at entrance to Westgate River Ranch Resort on right when traveling east. Bring Hiking shoes, brimmed hat, water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection, and camping gear if c amping. Contact David Waldrop at 863-605-3587, or email: david_lwfl@yahoo.com for meet-up time and other details. Sunday, April 21 Nature Walk at the Circle B Bar Preserve, SR 540 (Winter Lake Rd.), Lakeland An approximately 3-mile walk to view birds and other wildlife at this scenic wildlife preserve which is home to an oak hammock, freshwater marsh, hardwood swamp and lake shore, a tremendous bird population, including a variety of wading birds, waterfowl, ospreys and bald eagles. Alligators inhabit Lake H ancock and may be observed from a distance. Pets are not allowed. Bring Walking or hiking shoes, water, snacks, sun and insect protection. Contact Liane Plumhoff 646-2398 or lplum@verizon.net Saturday, April 27 Day Hike, approximate ly 6 miles at the Tenoroc Fish Management Area in Lakeland. Meet at the Picnic La ke pavilion parking area. This former phosphate mining area consists of l akes, marshes, grasslands and wooded hills, and is an important refuge for w ildlife. Bring water, snacks sun protection, and wear good shoes, no flip flops. Contact Monika Hoerl at 858-3106 for details and meet-up time. F TA Heartland Chapter April Activities


C M Y K Page B4News-SunSunday, April 21, 2013w ww.newssun.com E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 3 3 2 2 6 6 HIGHLANDS COUNTY RECYCLING; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 4/21,24,26; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 3 3 5 5 7 7 By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressMIAMI Pat Riley has this vision in which LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh finish their careers together with the Miami Heat, then get their numbers retired by the organization at the same time. Hes already trying to figure out how to make it happen. Make no mistake, the 2013 playoffs and a chance for another championship are foremost in Rileys mind right now. But hes always been a diligent long-range planner, and the Heat president acknowledged that he, owner Micky Arison, CEO Nick Arison and senior vice president Andy Elisburg have already had talks about how Miami can keep the core of t his team together for years to come. s doable in this tax economy, but Im going to leave that to Micky, Riley said. Weve already had c onversations, internal conversations about it, Nick and Andy and myself and Micky. That will all be tackled after the season. Well start talking about that. But it is doable. J ames, Wade and Bosh all can become free agents if they choose after the 2014 season. The Heat may be facing some significant luxury-tax bills in the coming years, and that will be one of many factors that go into the shaping of the roster for 2014-15 and beyond. However, what might happen down the road isnt taking away from Rileys desire for a third Heat title this year. I f Miami goes back-toback atop the NBAheap, it would mark the ninth time Riley was part of a championship team. s all about now, Riley s aid. Its all about winning now. And when that time comes, well deal with it. For an encore to the 2012 NBAtitle, Miami had the best regular season in franchise history, going 66-16. T he Heat have home-court advantage throughout the NBAplayoffs and will host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference first-round series on Sunday night. Wade said he, James and Bosh havent even discussed what might happen in 2014. They all discussed options for the much-ballyhooed free-agent frenzy of 2010 for some time before plan became reality, though this time, the chats can apparently wait. We havent had to cross that bridge yet, Wade said. When we start hearing about it in the media, or when we l ose two games in a row next year thatll be the reason, its g oing to be something we h ave to deal with. Well deal with it fine when we get to that point. The conversation will be had. But its nothing you can control right now One thing Wade is sure of: He intends to finish his career in Miami. Wade isnt sure how much longer he wants to play, saying his body will eventually tell him when its time to stop. However, Riley seems to have an idea for Wade: Hes floated the idea, more than once, of the 31-year-old Wade playing until hes 40. I told him hes crazy Wade said. But he may be right. Riley said he wanted to build a dynasty when the Heat structured their finances in such a way to allow maximum flexibility and maximum spending when James, Bosh and Wade hit the market together in 2010. Hardly anyone outside of the Heat brain trust thought such a coup like landing all three stars could be pulled off. And given the financial realities that accompany the new collective bargaining agreement, especially the more punitive luxury tax for b ig-spending teams, few might think that the Heat will be able to retain all three. Theres going to have to b e some strategic planning, not only from that standpoint b ut personnel-wise over the n ext couple years to deal with it, Riley said. But yes, when you have an opportunity to build a team like this and as Ive said in the past, if you take a look at the four or five teams that endured over eight or nine or 10 years, they did it with the same players. It would be a shame if you couldnt do that. NOTES: Riley touched on a number of other subjects in his 47-minute meeting with reporters, including how Heat coach Erik Spoelstra lobbied for about two years for the team to find a way to acquire center Chris Andersen. With Andersen in the lineup, Miami was 39-3 this season. ... Riley said one of the byproducts of James winning his first title in 2012 was that hes at another level ... more efficient, more confident now. ... Riley played for the Los Angeles Lakers team that set the NBA record with a 33-game winning streak in 1971-72. The Heat came closer than anyone ever has to that standard this season, winning 27 straight. I was really disappointed when we got beat. I wanted them to break the record, Riley said. Riley thinking 2013 playoffs not 2014 dealings MCTphoto While Heat owner Micky Arison, coach Erik Spoelstra and p resident Pat Riley are focused on a repeat of last years championship, there are big decisions to be made in the near future. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Carly Hoffner drew quite a crowd Friday when she signed to attend and play softball at U rsuline College. In addition to her parents, Bob and Tammy, Shocker coaches, from l eft, Jason Test, Keith Wallace and Todd Faircloth, along with brother Kyle, niece Khloe, S ebring head coach Joe Sinness, principal Anne Lindsay and assistant coach Larry Johnson were on hand for the big day. Even if her brother Corbin, busy working his way up in the Chicago Cubs farm system, could have been on hand, there might not have been room. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLady Blue Streak first baseman Carly Hoffner was one of three area softball players to accept a college scholarship this week, signing to attend and play at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio a suburb just east of Cleveland. And while much of her skill was honed playing for Sebring, it was her summert eam that got her the attention of a number of schools. Playing with the Shockers travel team, Hoffner was ata tournament in Davie when Ursuline, in addition to B roward, Lake Sumpter and Wallace State College in A labama took notice and began recruiting her. When it came down to it, Ursuline made me an offer I couldnt turn down, Hoffner said. Its a small school in a beautiful area and I love the team and the coach. ADivision II school, the Ursuline Arrows compete in the Great Midwest Athletic C onference and finished with a 17-17 record this year under nine-year coach Susan Woodford. The conference includes Urbana University, Trevecca Nazarene and Cedarville University. The Arrows will see three seniors graduate this year, perhaps giving Hoffner that much more of an opening for playing time. B ut she knows she cant just show up and get it. I plan on working out over the summer, she said. My hitting, my fielding a nd just all aspects of my game to get better so I can compete at the college level. Im just really excited to get my education at an a ccredited university and being able to get the college e xperience, Hoffner continued. As well as looking forward to competing at that level. Planning on studying business, Hoffner knows there are challenges that await a Florida native mo ving to northern Ohio notably the distance from family, and the cold and snow winter season. Im actually excited for the snow and I think it will be a good experience to see the change in weather, she said. And Im not worried about being so far away. I know it will be hard, but Im looking forward to the experience. It helps that two of Hoffners Shocker teammates have been signed to play at Ursuline as well, including Lake Placids Taylor Test who will be pr ofiled in an upcoming issue. I am thankful for my family for all of their supp ort to let this happen, she s aid. And for all my coaches throughout the years that have helped me get better. I couldnt have done this w ithout them. Sounds like this new Arrow is already pointed in the right direction. Hoffner opts for Ursuline Find hundreds of local cars in Highlands County. Centralfloridawheels.com


C M Y K S pecial to the News-SunS EBRING Top honors for first quarter sales of more than $2.2 million in r esidential sales at Ridge Real Estate b elong to Jo Ann Sutton. She has been the top sales person at Ridge Real Estate since 2005. She hasa lso been in the top 10 percent of residential sales in Highlands County since that time. Sutton has served on the board of directors of Heartland Association ofR ealtors for two full terms and is a member of the M ultiple Listing Service committee. She received Rookie of the Year reward in 2005 and was voted Best Agent in Highlands Countyf ive years in a row. Sutton moved to Sebring with her husband,Dick,in 1999 from Illinois. She started in career in real estate inJ uly 2004. Her husband got his real estate license in 2008 in order to assist her with showings,etc. They work as a team with a motto of A team of two,working for you. The team currently resides i n Sun N Lake and is active in the community. They specialize in residential s ales working with both buyers and selle rs. Betsy Shepard, broker of Ridge Real Estate,said,Jo Ann is not only a top pro-d ucer,she is also a team member and is always eager to help other agents. Sutton can be reached at 446-1030. Visit her website at ridgefl.com/jsutton. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 21, 2013Page B5 church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 6 4 4 0 0 0 0 P ANTALEON, TAMMY; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 4/21/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 3 3 5 5 3 3 D R. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; april ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 2 2 4 4 S pecial to the News-SunBARTOW The Florida Chamber Foundationr ecently announced that all 11 of Florida's Regional Planning Councils (RPCs have completed their Comprehensive EconomicD evelopment Strategies (CEDS Foundations Six Pillars framework and will become the Foundations strategic partners in demonstratingt he value of the Six Pillars across the state. Designated a s federal economic development districts,the RPCs promote economic develop-m ent throughout the state in partnership with local econ omic development organizations and the business community. The CEDS completed by the Central Florida Regional PlanningC ouncil,based in Bartow,is available on the organizat ion's website, http://www.cfrpc.org/documents/CEDS_2012.pdf. T he CEDS plans are completed with a five-year h orizon and are a requirement of the U.S. Economic DevelopmentA dministration,elevating the Six Pillars from a statewide effort to the fede ral level. The Six Pillars offer a framework for local c hambers of commerce, economic development organizations and other community leadership groups to facilitate long-t erm planning while focusing on short-term action. Statewide organizations such as the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Florida,Florida Association of Counties,V ISIT FLORIDA and the Department of Economic O pportunity are all utilizing the Six Pillars as a collaborative tool to move their efforts forward. The RPCs will join the ranks of theses tate partners,and the counties of Jackson,Palm Beach and Broward counties whom have all adopted the Six Pillars as well. The RPCs partnership with the business community is fundamental for Florida's economic success,said Bentina Terry, vice president at Gulf Power and Chair of the Florida Chamber Foundation. Their adoption of the Six Pillars clear-l y shows that the RPCs understand the importance of that partnership and the value of the Six Pillars in aligning our efforts. A s stewards of economic growth across Florida,the RPCs clearly understand that alignment with the business community will strengthen their economicd evelopment efforts and foster more opportunities f or the entire state,including rural areas. The RPCs will play a strong role in then ext phase of the Chamber Foundations Six Pillars C ommunity program in their respective regions, impacting the entire state of Florida. The Heartland region h as great opportunity to expand logistics and trade, l ife science and healthcare, and the emerging energy economy. Working togetherw ith the business community,and with the alignment o f local,regional,state and federal strategies brings us new options to bring jobs too ur region,said Pat Steed, executive director of the Central Florida Regional P lanning Council." The Foundation looks f orward to working with the RPCs,said TonyCarvajal, executive vice president of the Florida Chamber Foundation. Every com-m unity and corner of the state now has a strong partner and friend working to ensure they grow and prosper. The RPCs will become an official Six PillarsC ommunity at their June Policy Board meeting being h eld in conjunction with the Florida Association of Counties Annual Conference. I congratulate the RPCs o n the completion of their CEDS plans focused on the Six Pillars of Florida's future,said Mark Wilson, president and CEO of theF lorida Chamber. Not only does this show the power of the Six Pillars at the state level,but the federal level will be able to see the good work taking place in Florida through the RPCs. Central Florida RPC partners with Chamber Foundation BUSINESS Sutton has top sales for quarter at Ridge S utton Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Associated PressWASHINGTON For the third year in a row,the nations economic recovery has hit a springtime soft spot. Reflectingt hat weakness,only 1 in 4 Americans now expects his or her own financial situation to improve over the next year,a new Associated Press-GfK polls hows. The sour mood is undermining support for President Barack Obamas economic stewardship and for government in general. T he poll shows that just 46 percent of Americans approve o f Obamas handling of the economy while 52 percent disapprove. Thats a negative turnf rom an even split last September ahead of O bamas November re-election victory when 49 percent approved and 48 percent disapproved. Just 7 percent of Americans said they trust the government in Washington tod o what is right just about always,the AP-GfK poll found. Fourteen percent trust it mostof the time and two-thirds trust the federal government just some of the time; 11 percent say they never do. T he downbeat public attitudes registered in the survey coincide with several dour economic reports showing recent slowdowns in gains in hiring,c onsumer retail spending,manufacturing activity and economic growth. Automatic government spending cuts,which are starting to kick in,also may be contributing to the currents luggishness and increased wariness on the part of both s hoppers and employers. Overall,25 percent of those in the poll describe the nationse conomy as good,59 percent as poor similar to a January A P-GfK poll. Respondents split on whether this was a good timeto make major purchases such as furniture and electronic devices, with 31 percent agreeing it was,38 per-c ent calling it a bad timeand 25 percent remaining neutral. M etro O nly 25 percent of Americans expect t heir financial situation to improve over the next year. Poll: Public pessimism on economy is increasing 59% Say economy is poor 52% D isapprove of O bamas work on economy 7% Trust the government to d o whats right


C M Y K A ssociated PressWASHINGTON Judges s truggling to handle a surge of disability cases sometimes award benefits they might otherwise deny in order to clear cases faster so they canm eet quotas imposed by the Social Security Administration,according toa lawsuit filed by the union representing the agencsa dministrative law judges. The Social Security Administration says judgess hould decide 500 to 700 disability cases a year. The agency calls the stand ard a productivity goal,but the lawsuit claims it is an i llegal quota that requires judges to decide an average of more than two cases aw orkday. The lawsuit says the r equirement violates judges independence,denies due process rights to applicants and further strains the finances of a disability pro-g ram that is projected to run out of money in 2016. O nce the trust fund that supports the disability program runs dry,the systemw ill only collect enough money in payroll taxes to p ay 79 percent of benefits. Congress could redirect money from the retirement p rogram to shore up the disability program,as it did in 1994. But that would worsen the finances of the retirement program,too. Case quotas prevent judges from devoting necessary time to the most complex cases,resulting in waste and abuse,said a statementb y Randall Frye,president of the Association of A dministrative Law Judges and a judge in Charlotte, N.C. Many administrative law judges find themselves pressured to grant more claims than they otherwise would because a decision awardingb enefits is less complex and time-consuming than a decision which denies benefits, the statement said. The lawsuit was filed by t he union Thursday in federal court in Chicago. It names the agency and Acting SocialS ecurity Commissioner Carolyn Colvin as defendants. Colvin took over inF ebruary after Commissioner Michael Astrues six-year t erm expired. The union scheduled a news conference inW ashington on Friday to announce the lawsuit. A n agency spokesman declined to comment. In an interview,Astrue disputed the unions claims. Whats really happening h ere is that the judgesunion doesnt want accountability of its members and its been trying to sell this story to the media and to the Congressa nd to the agency for a very long time,Astrue said. And no ones buying it because its not true,and no federal judge is going to buyt his story,either. There are a very small number of malcontents whow ant to litigate or put political pressure on the agency rather than do their work,A strue said. The union represents 1 ,400 administrative law judges. Its lawsuit describes a disability system in crisis. A bout 3.2 million people applied for disability benef its last year,a 25 percent increase from a decade before. Page B6News-SunSunday, April 21, 2013www.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 3 3 3 3 1 1 I NFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main A IO023762; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 3 3 2 2 8 8 CR OSSWORDSO LUTION BUSINESS Judges sue Social Security over case load quotas


C M Y K Special to the News-SunL AKE PLACID Lake Country Elementary School w ill honor three teachers Wednesday who will be retiring at the end of thiss chool year Kathy Robinson,Mary Pat Sheehan,and Brenda W ilkes. Together they represent m ore than 75 years as outstanding educators of the youth of Highlands County. Robinson has been teaching for 32 years 23 in ac lassroom,and the past nine as a reading coach. Sheehan has been teaching for 26 years,and as a kindergarten t eacher she has started many young minds on their journ eys into learning. Wilkes has been teaching for 20 years most recently as at hird-grade teacher. All of these ladies have been devoted to their profess ion and have seen many changes in the way things a re taught. However,each of them is now at that point in life where they desire to spend some meaningful time with their grandchildren. T he wealth of knowledge that is now second nature to Robinson,Sheehan and Wilkes will now be imparted t o the youngest generation, and perhaps the world will g ain some inspired new teachers. Many people in the comm unity have been touched by the mentoring of these dedicated teachers. T he public is invited to join the staff at Lake C ountry Elementary in the Media Center from 3-5:30 p.m. Wednesday to celebrate and honor the work of Robinson,Sheehan andW ilkes. The school is at 516 County Road 29. S pecial to the News-SunLAKE PLACID L akeview Christian School invites the public to join them at an open house and art exhibit from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Lakeview isi n the education building of Memorial United Methodist Church,500 Kent Ave. The art exhibit will include the studentsworkt his year for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. In art,the students havef ocused on a curriculum called Picturing America. Lakeview applied for andr eceived a grant to purchase the curriculum from the N ational Endowment for Humanities. The curriculum includes a beautiful set of 24r eproductions of famous works. L akeview art teacher Krista Flores has been enthusiastic about the Picturing Americacurriculum. She said,The studentsh ave produced some advanced pieces of art this y ear. They haveanalyzed and interpreted works created by American artists thatc onnect the artworks to hist ory with an intellectual understanding of the contextual,political,religious ande motional aspects of how our country was founded, a nd how we arrived to where we are today as a nation. The students also write critiques of the artworks they have studied. Floresa dds,The arts have an amazing ability to stimulate i ntellectual thought and individual creativity. All of the classrooms will b e open to tour and see current projects for each of the c lasses,pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Enrollment packets for the 2013-2014 school year are available. For more informa-t ion,call the school office at 465-0313. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 21, 2013Page B7 SFSC-COMMUNITY RELATIONS; 9.347"; 11"; Black plus three; process, back page; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 8 8 5 5 CENTRAL SECURITY; 3.639"; 3"; Black plus three; p rocess, $199 special; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 2 2 2 2 3 3 DR. LEE, IKE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 4/21/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 3 3 2 2 4 4 CHALKTALK Courtesy photo M ary Pat Sheehan (from left), Kathy Robinson, and Brenda Wilkes are retiring from Lake Country Elementary School. Together they represent more than 75 years teaching young students. A retirement reception is planned for the trio from 3-5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the schools Media Center. Students show off work at open house and art exhibit Lake Country Elementarys retiring teachers represent nearly 8 decades in the classroom Courtesy photo Second-graders Tristan Davis and Mallory McNally work on crazy quilts in art class as part of their American Heritage studies at Lakeview Christian School. 78 years of teaching SFSC offers two Child Development classes in LPLAKE PLACID South F lorida State Colleges Corporate and Community Education Department is offering exciting opportunities in child care classes fort he summer 2013 term. Completion of both the FCCPC I and II courses are key elements to earning a Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC address eight core areas of knowledge and skill associated with delivery of quality education to preschool children,and builds upon the content of the state-mandated training courses previously completed by the caregiver. SFSC is offering the FCCPC I course in English. This class will meet from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays,May 2 to July 16, at the SFSC Lake Placid Center. Cost of the course is $300 and the course number (CRN Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFSC campus or center. For more information on Child Development classes,e-mail Debbie Gutierrez at gutierrd@southflorida.edu or call 784-7032. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


C M Y K By HANNAH DREIER A ssociated PressL AS VEGAS Hunky love interest Liam Hemsworth is promising the highly-anticipated Hunger Gamessequel will not disappoint fans. I t was a low-key pitch at the movie theater convention CinemaCon,where most stars boasted their films would be the biggest,loudest,splashiest block-b usters of the summer. Then again,Hunger Games: Catching Fireis not a summer blockbuster. It doesnt come out until Nov. 22. Yet the franchise based on S uzanne Collinstrilogy of young adult books has become such a phen omenon that Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. made it the star of a look-ahead presentation in LasV egas on Thursday. This led to the appearance a d irector and a few actors in not quite movie-promoting mode. Director Francis Lawrence,who is new to the series,revealed that he was still furiouslycutting thef ilm. Hemsworth,who plays Gale Hawthorne,the childhood friend of the seriesheroine,kicked in a voteo f confidence. I know that hes not going to disappoint anyone,he said. In a blow to the super f ans,or tributes,who have been scrounging for news oft he sequel for months,there was no sign of Jennifer Lawrence, who playsK atniss Everdeen,a t eenager who survives a reality tele-v ision-style battle to the d eath in an imagined future and becomes a symbol of resistance. The industry audience was treate d to a trailer,which will soon appear in theaters,full of dystopian grays and blues,dirty children with hopeful,upturned faces,visions of as teely-eyed Katniss,and snippets of bureaucrats planning her death. Fans have watched the teaser more than 20 million times on YouTube since it was posted onS unday. In the sequel,Katniss and fellow tribute Peeta Mellark embark on a victoryt our of downtrodden districts as figureheads for the oppressive Capitol. An impoverished tomboy in the first movie,Katniss now looks asm ade-up and richly outfitted as a doll. B ut she is not a willing puppet. Catching Fireraises the stakes from the story of twot eens fighting for their lives to the fate of an entire populat ion. In the trailer,we see Katnisshalf-hearted smile turn into a scowl of resistance as frou-frou,ultra-tana dvisers in the Capitol, inducing Philip Seymour Hoffman,fret about what should be done with her and other HungerG ames victors,finally deciding they must be eliminated. I think weve actually been able to really ratchet up the emotion and the scope this time,Francis Lawrence said. E lizabeth Banks,who plays a deliciously hateable tribute chaperone,recalled her superficial character Thursday with a perky,sharp edged,heloooo! K eeping in the vein of her pragmatic,image-conscious character, she gave a nod to the early studios marketing efforts. There getting really excited, s he said. There kicking it into overdrive on this one. Page B8News-SunSunday, April 21, 2013www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the News-Sun at 3856155,ext.502. 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. W ednesday 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.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle.Phone 3824301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. W elcome 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: 4 p.m.;Sunday 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:MondayFriday, 8 a.m.and 12 p.m.Saturday at 9 a.m.Sacrament of Reconcilliation:7:157:45 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.MondayFriday. 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 Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 4657065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday:Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist.Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building GodsK ingdom 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;Josh Knabel (812618-7118), 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 reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S.Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. 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.andW ednesday, 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 websiteh ttp://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 GOD Church on the Ridge, Church of God, Anderson, Ind.;1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870.Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.;Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m.Pastor Dr.Collet Varner, (863 CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of Avon Park, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W.Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor.Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852.Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark.Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time an d 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 Studio, fans in overdrive for Hunger Games sequel ENTERTAINMENT F rancis Lawrence d irectorI think w ve actually been able t o really r atchet up t he emotion a nd the scope this time.Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen C o u r t e s y p h o t o


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 21, 2013Page B9 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. S unday 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. E VANGELICAL 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. T he 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, (863Dr. 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, primetimers,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;(863 453-5334;on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771.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, 2740 Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Reverend Robert Reinhardt, Pastor.Church phone:3857848, 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 (385-2782to 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 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 385-2346. 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. s Work, Our Hands. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;4655253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life.Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.Worship schedule for January through Easter:Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m.Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday.Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent.Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services.Other activities and groups include:Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML;Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 6-7:30 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, nondenominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone:3140482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Crossroads of Life, 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852;Tel.863-6559163.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 lefting, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Dustin Woods, 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 402-1684;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:453-3345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail unity@vistanet.net.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev. Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 338722113.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), AvonPark, 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 33870.3850107.Email:faith@htn.net, Rev.Darrell A. P eer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m.Youth Group (middle school and high school age 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, 9 a.m.;ContemporaryWorship, 11 a.m.;Sunday School, 10:10 a.m. Wednesday evenings:Adult small group Bible Sstudy 7 p.m.(Nursery available), Youth Group 6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 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:453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@ embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.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;(863ve Austin, Bishop;Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family Histo ry Center (863Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.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, 78:20 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 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825.(863) 453-3759, Devon Jarrett, Pastor.Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study 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.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 465-2422.Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 465-0313. St.John United Methodist Church 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev.Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing. The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday.Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone:655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. 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 Sedges,rushes and grasses are important to the natural world,buth ard to tell apart Sedges have edges, Rushes are round, Grasses have nodes all the way to the ground. This catchy rhyme has aided many naturalists in identifying different types of grass-like plants. Rushes,sedges and many varietieso f grasses are difficult to tell apart in the wild. For the most part, sedges have triangular stems (edgesves arranged in groups of three. Even though manyf olks identify sedges as a wetland plant,they can be found just about anywhere. Rushes usually havec ylindrical,hollow stems. Grasses are technically graminoids,and generally sport narrow leavesg rowing from the base. Sedges are flowering monocot p lants. The scientific name is Cyparacae,which is a very large family with more than 5,000s pecies. Sedges can be found in many diverse plant communities a nd can grow in poor soils. Seed heads are located at the end of the stem. Their root systems aref ibrous and some produce rhizomes and tubers. Because of their hardy attributes, sedges compete with other vegetation in the area and are often con-s idered weeds. Nut sedge is an example of an aggressive,fast growing plant and is often found in yards. Florida is home to many varie ties of sedges. Rhynchospora colorata,or white-topped sedge is a native to Florida. It is a hardy plant which can survive drought or live in wet environments. It grows ind isturbed areas such as ditches and roadsides. This particular sedge is pollinated by insects and the whitef lowers are quite attractive. Another,more well-known sedge is saw-grass. This particular varietyo f sedge grows in thick stands that usually cover a large area. The s piny,sharp,serrated leaf blades give rise to its name and the stems that grow underground allow thep lant to grow to the point that it is impenetrable in many cases. The E verglades is home to an abundance of this sedge and whileh umans may find it hazardous to navigate,many species of wildlife dependo n the plant for food and shelter. Ducks and geese eat the seeds for energy and thet hick grass-like plant provides cover and nesting for many species of reptiles, amphibians,birds and insects. R ushes may be found on dry ground or in water. Soft Rush (Juncus effusus) is a very commons pecies of Juncus. The pale green, leafless,cylindrical stems,which are filled with pith,are found inc olonies of clumps or by themselves as a single clump. Soft Rush g rows to be from three to five feet tall in fresh and salt water. The plant is important as a food source,n esting site and cover may birds and other wildlife. The bloom it s ports is open and branched containing anywhere from 30 to 100 small flowers. The blooms areg reenish-brown. Black needlerush is another true rush that is found in a wide variety of soils,from sand to clay. This particular rush spreads by rhizonesa nd seeds. However the seeds must have sunlight to germinate. Needlerush spreads by rhizomes, but it also drops seeds every year. The seeds will germinate if theyh ave access to sunlight. This rush has a uniquely shaped leaves with have very sharp tips giving them their needle like name. It is grayish-green in color with a black hue.I t forms dense stands and is used in estuary restoration because of its hardiness in salt and brackishw ater. Grasses in nature are so diverse, that it is extremely difficult to tellt hem apart. Some grasses are very common such as maidencane ( Panicum hemitomon). This grass forms large stands in water on land. It is similar in appearance tos ome other grasses,but this native species is very important in the n atural world. It provides food, nesting and protection for many critters that reside nearby.M aidencane sports stems that can reach lengths of six feet. The leaves are narrow and erect and may be folded or flat. The tiny flowers are green in color and grown ear the branches. A bit more flashy,giant foxtail (Setaria magna because of its large spikey,foxtail shaped bloom. It generally growsi n swamps or may be found in disturbed areas that are wet. This showy grass blooms all year round. Giant foxtail is a very large grass with stems up to twelve feet tall.T he seeds from the giant foxtail grass are a valuable source of food for wildlife. I t just goes to show,whether a sedge,rush or grass,there is so much diversity in nature.S ometimes its hard even for the experts to tell them apart. C orine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Grass-like plants are hard to tell apart in the wild N ews From T he W atershed C orine Burgess


C M Y K By LEANNE ITALIE Associated PressNEW YORK A blond, bespectacled girl with a seri-o us expression and a red Tshirt chugs along a street in runners togs and bib in a photo shared thousands of times on social media soona fter the Boston Marathon explosions. The image,in some versions,is accompanied by this message:See this little girl?S he died today. She was running the marathon for the Sandy hook (sics8 Repost for respect of her. Wear red tommmarow (sic support her and all the othersw ho died. Only she didnt. Shes a live,according to a Virginia charity whose 5K race the child is pictured walking inl ast year to raise money for the medical bills of sick kids. E vidence of that event is right there on her shirt:Joe Cassella,for the Joe Cassella Foundation in Leesburg. Sadly,an 8-year-old boy w as among three killed and more than 170 wounded in M ondays blasts in Boston, and a group ran in memory of the Sandy Hook schoolhouses hootings in Connecticut. Those factors likely made the b ogus photo feel plausible as the bloody aftermath of the marathon bombing played o ut. Like numerous disasters before,hoaxes and conspiracies have popped up in the chaotic first days after thet ragedy,days when people want to jump in with help and support while investigations have barely begun or level of help for victims identified. T here also days when thieves get to work setting up p leas for money via social media,phone calls and text, s aid Ken Berger,president and CEO of CharityNavigator.org,which monitors scams after disasters,offers advice on givinga nd rates nonprofits of all kinds. The problem is the heads not connected to the heart, he said. People want tom ove too fast. The irony is,your c hances of getting ripped off are remarkably high in the e arly days for that very reason,he said. People with the first thing up are the ones who may be the most loosey goosey,poorly organized or,w orse still,thieves. Everything from bogus charities to lost relatives who never existed surfaced after the Sept. 11,2001,attacks.F our years later,after Katrina,the FBI found 4,000 b ogus websites. Page B10News-SunSunday, April 21, 2013www.newssun.com TOBACCO FREE/BETHANY COZ; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, april ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 1 1 6 6 FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, dr. atailia; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 3 3 2 2 9 9 C hateau Elan Hotel; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, mothers day; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9 2 2 8 8 7 7 Hoaxes, scams abound after disasters like Boston Give to an established charity.Well-meaning new organizations may not have the infrastructure and knowledge of a region to maximize donations.Many charities allow for designated giv-i ng for specific purposes v ia check but not by o ther means. Avoid telemarketers. Ask, especially in the wake of disaster, for written information and send a check by mail or via website rather than divulge credit card information to an unknown on the phone. Do not send supplies unless credible pleas for clothing, food, water or shelter are made. Think before you text. Texting can be a greatw ay to give so long as y ou thoroughly vet the r equest for money and make sure to use follow all instructions for r esponding. Dont expect immedia te results.It can take time for charities to mobilize so be sure to track your donation and be p atient.Dont be afraid to follow up on how y our money was spent.Listen carefully to what local leaders are aski ng for or what first r esponders are identifying as trouble spots.T ips for giving M ake sure you are givi ng to the right organization when donating via text message.


C M Y K D ear Abby: My husband has ice water with every meal. During breakfast and dinner he loudly crunches all of the ice in his glass throughout the meal. I have asked him not to do it at the dinner table,but he thinks Im being unreasonable. At breakfast,I usually eat in another room and wear noise reduction headphones. Im deaf in one ear and have only about 60 percent hearing in the other. We have been married for more than 30 years and he claims he has alwaysdone it and its part of his enjoying his meal. Am I selfish to ask that he not crunch while Im sitting next to him? Hates the Crunching in New Mexico Dear Hates the Crunching: I reviewed your letter with an expert at the House Research Institute in Los Angeles and was told that hypersensitivity to sound can occur as a result of hearing loss. If you havent discussed this with an ear,nose and throat specialist or an otologist,you should,because your problem may be related to your limited range of hearing. For him to persist in doing something he knows annoys you is not only insensitive,but also rude. Dear Abby: I have been reading your and your mothers columns for many years. After hearing about her passing,I want you and your family to know you will be listed in my prayers in the days ahead. I thought you might be interested to know some of the lessons I have learned from reading your column. They are: 1. Dont blame your server for bad food. Always be polite and send compliments to the chef when applicable. 2. Its your wedding; you dont have to invite drama mamaand long-gone dadsunless you want to. And do not ignore Stepmom. 3. Its never too late to change bad habits. Today isa good time to begin making healthy new ones. 4. Kindness is always important. Do it randomly if y ou must,but do it often. Pennies are a gentle reminder of heaven. 5. Being the other woman is a dead-end job. No matter what he says,the odds are he is never going to leave his wife. 6. Workplace romances are usually doomed. Dont risk it unless you want to find a new job. 7. Counseling is a good thing. Dont suffer for years or in silence. Get some help today. 8. Reconcile and forgive estranged parents if you can. You dont have to be dysfunctional because they are. 9. Pursue that thing you dream of now.Youre going to get older anyway. Which would you regret more, doing something or not doing it? 10. You deserve to be loved. Start with yourself, b ecome the best that you can be and live until you die. P.S. I just thought of one more:Send thank-you notes, and no,its never too late to do it. Cynthia B. Hopson, Lebanon,Tenn. Dear Cynthia: Your letter made me smile. Thank you for sending it. It brightened my day. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 21, 2013Page B11 FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 8 8 9 9 3 3 SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 4/7,21; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 8 9 9 5 5 5 5 HE RBALTE ASB y ROBIN STEARS ACROSS 1 Pricey sweaters 8 They remove bad marks 15 Vertebral bones 20 "__ Flame": Bangles b allad 21 One in the running2 2 Blood of the gods 23 Observation about sprouting aromatic plants?2 6 Elementary fivesome 27 Roo's refuge 28 Soul-searching events? 29 XIII x IV 31 __-mo replay 32 "Washboard" muscles 3 5 __ y Plata: Montana motto 36 "Yes, I'm positive this seed is in five-spice powder"? 43 Period relative 44 Trifle 45 Ultimate goal 4 6 Easy target 48 Where It.'s at 4 9 Alphabet trio 5 1 Chinese tea 52 "Sideways" co-starP aul 55 "We should whip up some pickle flavoring"?6 0 Proceed (from 61 Mythical sea nymphs 62 Yield to gravity64 2005 Nobel-winning dramatist 65 Tears down, in Dover 68 Broadband letters 69 Hgar creator Browne 71 Can't forgo 72 Bear witness7 4 "My country, __ ..." 76 Every garon has one 78 Pasture critters 8 0 Like something even better than a pungent herb? 85 Black-and-tan terrier 87 Center of gravity? 8 8 "__ rang?" 89 Aladdin's monkey 90 California's Big __ 91 Patio-brewed beverage 93 Many IRA payees 95 Stimpy's sidekick9 6 Incense hung in two p laces? 103 Sushi tuna 104 Part of MYOB 105 "Nerts!" 1 06 Poetry Out Loud o rg. 107 Working like a dog 111 Prevent1 13 Razzle-dazzle 1 17 Getting by with a loaner herb? 122 __ acid 1 23 Groundbreaking Reagan appointee 124 Showed disdain 125 Forms 126 Positively charged particles 127 Leather treaters D OWN 1 Cactus League spring training city 2 Native Oklahoman 3 Half up front? 4 Biological ring 5 Goes with one's gut 6 "Yay, team!" 7 Maidenform buy 8 Swamp 9 The "R" in Edward R. Murrow 10 Eastern nursemaid 11 McCartney title 12 San Diego-toA lbuquerque dir. 13 "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?"b and 14 Jorge's half-dozen 15 Bollywood strings1 6 Urgent come-on 17 Prefix with -aholic 18 Boxer's attire 1 9 Olympian warrior 24 Always butting in2 5 Old electronic display source 30 Weatherman's line 32 They're history 33 Murphy __ 34 Blast furnace refuse3 6 Honest 37 "The Wizard of Id" co-c reator Johnny 3 8 Tossed in, as a losing p oker hand 39 Radar's soda brand 40 Byron's words before "'Tis but the truth in masquerade" 41 Probate concern 42 Snitched4 3 Flotsam or Jetsam in The Little Mermaid" 4 7 Beach resort strolling spots 5 0 Jefferson, for one 5 1 MP3 holders 53 As a rule 54 Temper 56 Earn a blessing? 57 __ around: wastedt ime 58 Wing it5 9 Weighed down 63 Euphoric 6 5 Music for 15-Down 6 6 Lobby brightener 67 Characterized by twinkling70 Put the __ on: quash 73 Criticizing harshly 75 U.K.'s longest river7 6 Country singer David A llan __ 77 Polo VIP7 9 Gentrification target 81 "You betcha!" 82 Viscount's superior 83 Third man? 84 Kicks 86 Warrior companiono f 19-Down 9 2 Credit checker E xperian, pre-1996 94 Equal-ize? 97 Gorge 98 Safari sights 99 Moon of Uranus 100 Pyle portrayer1 01 Leave out of the f reezer 102 City SW of Essen 107 Bridge feat 108 Chauffeured car 109 Voracious 110 Gunk 111 Villain on Crab Key 112 Symbol on a staff1 14 Ancient harplike i nstrument 1 15 AKC part: Abbr. 1 16 Nugent and Turner 118 ATM maker 1 19 Heckle 120 Fort Erie's prov. 121 Letters from your parents Solution on page B6 DIVERSIONS We had just gone to bed. I had only closed my eyes for a few moments when Ic limbed back out to open the window a crack for some cool night air. I pulled back the verticals a bit. It sounded breezy,so Ip eeked out before returning to bed. But,I was mesmerized. I couldnt return to bed. For all our years in Florida,never do I remem-b er seeing a clearer sky decked out in the brightest o f stars. Oh,Ken,you have to see this,I said. But,before he could climb o ut of bed,I was opening the front door to get a better look. In pajamas and s lippers we both slipped out into t he dark of night and looked up. The stars seemed closer t han Id ever experienced here. Wd seen skies litera lly draped with stars in Colorado,but Id not beheld anything nearlyc omparable in Florida. But,this particular night, the stars shone brightly all a round us no matter which direction we looked.What w as so unique was that it seemed like God had lowered them closer to the earth as they twinkled so unusually clear,bright andn ear.We exclaimed our delight; and,if it wasnt for the cool breeze,we probably would have remained in reverent awe of Gods creation even longer. Thank you,Lord,I whispered. What a gift we had been given.And thew ords of Psalm 19:1, NKJV,sprang from my heart and lips,The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmamentH is handiwork. We returned to bed shivering a bit,but more than ready to fall into a dreamy sleep secure in the beauty of our Lord. And that isw hat is so magnificent. God reveals Himself t hrough nature and His Word,the Bible. But,he alsor eveals himself in individual lives. H e cares about each one of us.What we had seen cant even be compared to whati s far beyond the stars. W e are Gods sparkling jewels and,like the Psalmist,are humbleda t the thoughts we see expressed in Psalm 8:3,4 a nd 5b. When I consider Your heavens,the work of Yourf ingers,the moon and the stars,which You have ordained,what is man that Y ou are mindful of him You have crowned him w ith glory and honor You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things underh is feet. Far beyond the stars his love is reaching out to you and me. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Way beyond the stars Pause And Consider J an Merop M etro News ServiceAries (March 21-April 2 0) Aries,dont be pushy with authority figures because such an attitude is not in your best interest. You are better off putting on the charm and getting them to see your softer side. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus,avoid getting involved in a family spat unless someone seeks your advice. Let your relatives work things out on their own and only offer your thoughts when prompted. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini,you might run into a snag with your spouse or partner over shared finances. Rather than settle issues this week,youre better off waiting for a few days. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer,even if the people around you are feeling tense and touchy,you have an innate way of making them feel at ease. Humor and compassion are two great traits. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo,you might need to make travel plans for a work trip in the coming month. Embrace the opportunity to benefit your career,but dont forget to have a little fun when youre away. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo,now is not the time to talk about shared expenses or the division of labor in a relationship. Youll only be starting an argument,and you do not need that right now,Virgo. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Staying neutral is the best way to go this week,Libra. Avoid any knee-jerk reactions and practice your poker face. There are some opportunities for fun on Thursday. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio,demonstrate grace under pressure at work this week,even if you feel tempted to lash out at others. Take the high road and you will be rewarded. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius,the perfect opportunity for a night out with friends presents itself this week. This could be the ideal way to unwind,so enjoy your night out with friends. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn,although it seems like everyone is tense,you feel free as a bird. That could be because you have worked hard to free up time to get away. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius,conversations with others may not flow smoothly,and you may have to come up with a way to reword what youre trying to get across. Stick with it. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces,though youre praised for your marvelous imagination and sense of whimsy,you also know when to get down to business. Famous birthdaysApril 21 Tony Romo, athlete,33; April 22 Jack Nicholson,actor,76; April 23 Valerie Bertinelli, actress,53; April 24 Barbra Streisand,singer, 71; April 25 Al Pacino, actor,73; April 26 Stana Katic,actress,35; April 27 Sheena Easton,singer,54. Get ready for a work trip, Leo Snapshots Mans chewing ice at meals sets wifes teeth on edge Dear Abby