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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Brenda Longshore, principal of Park Elementary School the last six years, has been named assistant school superintendent for curriculum and management information systems. Andrew Lethbridge, principal of the Kindergarten Learning Center since its opening, was named director of elementary education. The changes, brought about by retirements, come at a time when national, state and district goals for education are shifting to a different perspective and N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, July 21, 2013 Volume 94/Number 87 | 75 cents www.newssun .com Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 O nline: 099099401007 HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 3 0 8 1 6 Business B5 Classifieds A7 Crossword PuzzleB9 Dear Abby B9 Editorial & OpinionA3 Horoscope B9 Obituaries A6 Sudoku PuzzleB9 Index PM storms High 90 Low 75Details, A10 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The first candidate to be Sebrings next mayor has thrown his hat into the ring. Local business leader John Shoop revealed Friday afternoon that he has decided to enter the mayors race in 2014. Shoop, president and CEO of Highlands Independent Bank, is a wellknown figure in the Sebring community and throughout Highlands County. Shoop and his wife Jan, who sits on the school board, arrived in Highlands County in 1988. The couple moved to Sebring in 1993 while Jan was pregnant with their firs t child. Yes, I am going to be running (for mayor), Shoop confirmed Friday. Shoop stated that his friendship with current Sebring Mayor George Hensley, who recent ly revealed he would n ot run for office follow ing the end of his term next spring, has grown over the past few years. George and I have become good friends over the past five or six years. He Shoop plans to run for mayor Shoop By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondent SEBRING While Florida Governor Rick Scott is touting a June statewide unemployment average of 7.1 percent, the seasonal doldrums have hit locally as unemployment in Highlands County was on the rise last month. Numbers released by the U.S. Department of Labors Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the Highlands labor force was projected to be down by 952 individuals last month, while 293 more people were said to be out of work than in May. That set an 8.2 percent June joblessness figure here. The number was up from Mays 7.3 percent unemplo yment, but down from June of 2012 when an estimated 9.7 percent of the workforce w as off the job locally. Hardee County tied Highlands at 8.2 percent, putting both counties in the top 20 most unemployed counties in the state of Countys jobless rate jumps higher Climbs from 7.3 to 8.2 KATARASIMMONS/News-Sun Chris Doty, Hill Gustat Middle School principal, meets with Brenda Longshore, assistant school superintendent for curriculum and management information systems on Thursday at the middle school in Sebring. Longshore ready to put excellence into practiceReady to rumbleLocal fighters training for Sebring Swamp Brawl MMAfights SPORTS, B1Tipping feeGarbage truck rolls over on westbound U.S. 98 Friday afternoon PAGEA2Udderly deliciousCow Pies offers sweets, crafts in LP BUSINESS, B5 The stage is set By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Kevin Roberts, CEO o f the Champion for Children F oundation resplendent in a shiny w hite zoot suit complete with susp enders, padded shoulders and pegged p ants walked on air Thursday n ight. Pat Leidel and Nancy Hensley, b oard members and tireless workers o n the project; Suzanne Hunnicutt, its a rchitect; and designer Meredith K eiber were just as giddy. And, why n ot? The occasion was the elegant party c elebrating the Champion for C hildren Foundations latest project turning an abandoned old movie h ouse on Sebrings Historic Circle into a live theater where children will be exposed to the arts and in a setting so stylish it is perfect for special occasions. The grand opening of the Champion For Childrens Circle Theatre comes after two and a half years of obstacles, frustrations, sweat, toil, blisters and tears. My emotions are bursting out of my zoot suit, Roberts said. We did it. With Gods providence and blessings, weve restored an old dinosaur ready to be torn down and transformed the building into a place where we can transform children with family centered (programs) that will stimulate, captivate and delight. Sebring Mayor George Hensley put it a different way. What was old has been made new again, he said. Its wonderful. I thought I was in New York and it was 1923 all over again. What an incredible reconstruction job of this historic building in downtown that will enhance the lives of the children in Highlands County. Kevin Roberts Champion for Children CEOMy emotions are bursting out of my zoot suit. We did it. Circle Theater gets very grand opening See SHOOP, A6 See JOBLESS, A6 See CIRCLE, A5 See LONGSHORE, A4 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Highlands County com missioners will begin to tackle this years budget shortfall when they get together Tuesday evening for their regular monthly night session. In addition to resolving the gap between revenue and spending, 2013-2014 also represents the first two-year budget cycle for the county. In one of the first official actions, commissioners will be asked to certify the millage rate for the upcoming fiscal year. Currently, that sits at 7.1 mils, or $7.10 for each $1,000 of taxable value. However, some commissioners have talked about the option of increasing taxes to boost revenue. Commissioners begin budget talks Tuesday See BUDGET, A6 KATARASIMMONS/News-Sun A ribbon cutting made the grand opening official Thursday night at the Circle Theatre in downtown Sebring.


V olunteers sought for Guardian ad Litem ProgramSEBRING The G uardian ad Litem prog ram, which serves abused a nd neglected children a cross Highlands County, is s eeking volunteers. Volunteer guardians help r epresent children who are i nvolved in court proceedi ngs. Guardians must be at l east 21 years old and u ndergo background checks a nd a certification process. Call Dawn Shinskey at ( 863) 534-4597 or email D classes offered at SFSC Hardee CampusSouth Florida State C olleges Corporate and C ommunity Education D epartment is offering w orkshops and classes to h elp improve workplace s kills and productivity this f all at the SFSC Hardee C ampus. In Introduction to M icrocomputers, learn how t o open and run programs o n a Windows-based comp uter. Learn to create, save, o rganize, and back up files a nd folders, an learn to use e mail and calendar funct ions. This class will be o ffered as a two-day works hop from 8 a.m. to noon o n two Fridays, Sept. 6 and S ept.13. The cost of the c ourse is $137, and the c ourse number is (CRN) 1 1316. In Microsoft Intermediate E xcel 2010, learn to sort a nd filter data, create crosss heet formulas, and more. T his class will be offered as a two-day workshop from 8 a .m. to noon on two F ridays, Sept. 20 and Sept. 2 7. The cost of the course is $ 137, and the course numb er is (CRN) 11317. Register in Building B at t he Highlands Campus or a ny SFSC campus or center. C ontact Lorrie Key, director a t 784-7033 or by emailing c orporatetraining@southf Society will meet MondaySEBRING Orchid S ociety Highlands County I nc. will hold its monthly m eeting at 7 p.m. Monday a t the Jack R. Stroup C enter, 355 W. Center A ve.Guest speakers will be K en and Judy Russ from P ort St. Lucie.They make i nteresting pottery for use w ith orchids.The topic will b e Backyard O rchidGrowing. This month, the society is s ponsoring a food drive for p ets and people.Pet f ood/supplies brought in w ill be donated to the H umane Society of H ighlands County, and peop le food brought in will be d onated to the New T estament Mission food b ank. There will be a spec ial door prize drawing for m embers and guests bringi ng in donations of food. Contact Cindy Barber at ( 863) 307-2300.Highlands Shrine host BuncoAVON PARK The publ ic is invited to play Bunco a t the Highlands Shrine C lub, 2604 State Road 17 S outh, at 11:30 a.m. T uesday. Cost is $4 per pers on. Phone 382-4111.Compassionate Care Hospice needs volunteersSEBRING Volunteers w ith Compassionate Care H ospice come from all w alks of life, but always s eem to possess two prec ious traits a compassionate spirit and a caring heart. By giving just a bit of time and energy, one can help others face the challenges of terminal illness. Volunteers for companionship, respite care and office support are needed. For information, call (863) 709-0099 or go online to .Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK American Legion Post 69 will have karaoke by KJ from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. Music by Todd Allen from 4-6 p.m. Friday. SALbreakfast will be from 8-10 a.m. Saturday. Roadkill at 3 p.m. Legion Riders meeting at 10:30 a.m. Call 453-4553. VFW9853 will have a steak dinner on Friday for $8 from 5-7 p.m. Tom McGannon will provide music. Peg & Perry will have karaoke from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID VFWPost 3880 Tilapia dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Music by Bobby Brooks. Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Call 699-5444. Moose Lodge 2374 will host Wild Bill Karaoke on Sunday and Wednesday. Pressure Point will play Thursday, Bob Weed on Friday and Sho Nuf Country on Saturday. Music times from 6:30-9:30 p.m. American Legion Post 25 will have Chrissy playing from 5-8 p.m. today. Pete will play from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Fish and shrimp dinner is at 5 p.m. Friday with Larry M. playing from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Texas Holdem is at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 4650975 for details. SEBRING VFWPost 4300 will have Karaoke by Mega Soundz from 5-8 p.m. Gary & Shirley will play music from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Big Freddie is back to play music from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Chrissy will play music from 6-9 p.m. Friday. Jim Duke will play from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 385-8902. Elks Lodge 1529 will have Wacky Wednesday from 5-6 p.m for $6.50. Dance only for $3 to music by Chrissy Harriman from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday buffet is $10 with dance only for $3 to music by Buddy Canova from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call 471-3557. Moose Lodge 2259 House Committee and Loyal Order of the Moose meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, following by a general meeting at 7 p.m. Music by Johnny 5 from 7-10 p.m. Friday. Music by Big Freddie from 7-10 p.m. Saturday. Call 655-3920. AMVETS Post 21 will have karaoke with Mega Soundz from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Pizza will be available. Page A2News-SunSunday, July 21, pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 3 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery auto accident; 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 9 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lottery social security; 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 5 July 19 1620243942MB: 46x:3Next jackpot $13 millionJuly 16 1014214053MB: 20x:2 July 12 45252751MB: 10x:3 July 17 134121538x:4Next jackpot $38 millionJuly 13 21011414253x:4 July 9 131720232430x:2 July 19 1120252936 July 18 79132233 July 17 39112025 July 16 78162936 July 18 (n) 8780 July 18 (d) 3378 July 17 (n) 0380 July 17 (d) 7338 July 18 (n) 53 7 July 18 (d) 27 1 July 17 (n) 36 3 July 17 (d) 85 0 July 19 624303921 July 16 78294212 July 12 219374313 July 9 1218283922 July 17 122343842 PB: 17Next jackpot $141 millionJuly 13 28223537 PB: 6 July 10 3031455559 PB: 27 Lottery Center Community Briefs By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING One occupant of a Choice Environmental Waste truck is in stable condition after a rollover occurred on U.S. 98 just past Arbuckle Creek near Lorida around 5 p.m. Friday afternoon. Two male workers were traveling in the truck at the time of the incident and one suffered only a few scratches and bruises. Florida Highway Patrol said that the Aeromed helicopter was initially called in for transport, but was later canceled. The victim, who was barely breathing and hanging out of the window of the truck, according to witness Roland Bishop, was transported to Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring. Bishop, who was traveling on U.S. 98 headed back to Sebring, described the incident as crazy. It almost hit me. He was about from my tire to there, Bishop said, pointing at the shoulder of the road. I was headed that way and I saw him turn the corner and he just lost control. Bishop made the 911 call after discovering the Choice worker hanging from the truck window barely conscious, he said. FHPquestioned Bishop and two other drivers, all unharmed, who witnessed the accident. Choice driver in stable condition after rollover Samantha Gholar/News-Sun One person was transported to the hospital and another had minor injuries after a Choice garbage truck rolled over on U.S. 98 Friday afternoon. This weeks question: Do you think cable news channels have spent too much time talking about the Zimmerman case and not enough time covering other important issues? Online Yes 93.5% No 6.5% Total votes: 292 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Next question: Should the county raise the millage to the rollback rate to help make up the budget shortfall? TALLAHASSEE (AP) Protesters angered by the acquittal of George Zimmerman remained firmly in place at the Florida Capitol for a fourth straight day and repeated that they have n o plans to leave, choosing to stay locked in for the weekend. They continue to vow they would not leave un til Gov. Rick Scott calls a special session to have legislators repeal the states stand your ground law. Protest leaders met Thursday with Scott, bu t the governor told them h e supported the law and would not call a special session. Phillip Agnew, executive director of Dream Defenders, the main group behind the protest described the standoff as when an immovable object meets a seemingly unmovable object. He asserted that his group was offering Scot t a solution by asking him to back legislation that would remove the law that allows someone to use deadly force if the y believe their life is in danger. Agnews group also wants legislation to dissuade the use of racia l profiling by police or other groups. Protesters stay in Capitol TALLAHASSEE (AP) Astay of execution for a former escort service owner has been lifted, but the case is now headed to the Florida Supreme Court. ABradford County judge ruled this week that Marshall Lee Gore was sane and could be executed. Gore had been scheduled to die earlier this month by lethal injection. But a judge halted Gores execution to consider whether Gore is mentally ill. Gores lawyer who says his client is insane immediately appealed the latest decision. The Florida Supreme Court gave attorneys for Gore and the state until Aug. 7 to file motions.Man gets life for killing girlfriendNAPLES (AP) Asouthwest Florida man has been sentenced to life in for fatally shooting his on-again-offagain girlfriend. ACollier County judge sentenced 47-year-old Kevin Risner on Friday. Ajury convicted him in April of second-degree murder. Supreme court to decide whether to halt execution


TODAYSEDITORIAL SCOTT DRESSELEditor editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor BUSINESS OFFICEJANET NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor VICKIE WATSONvickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH ADVERTISING Editorial & Opinion www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 21, 2013 Page A3 Since 1994, that service has been prov ided by Aeromed, which is owned by T ampa General Hospital and run as a n on-profit. Aeromed provided the medi cal teams and partnered with Air M ethods for helicopters and pilots. Tampa General recently replaced Air M ethods with Metro Aviation. Air Methods, a subsidiary of the n ational for-profit company Rocky M ountain Holdings, is headquartered in C olorado and has begun training its own m edical crews so it can supply both the m edical care and transportation. It has applied to operate in Highlands County to replace or compete with Aeromed. The News-Sun urges the county commission to support Aeromed for two reasons: In the first place, if nothing is broken why mess with it. Change for its own sake is not always wise. In this case in particular because it does not reflect on Aeromed. It is the result of outside business decisions, and has nothing to do with the quality of service. Aeromed has been doing its job very well for almost two decades. In the second place, loyalty should be rewarded. Aeromed hires locally and takes part in the community. Its employees some of them live in Highlands County participate in local health fairs, the United Way and Habitat for Humanitys days of caring, and some mentor students through the Take Stock in Children program. We are not alone in our support. Aeromed is praised by several county agencies and private individuals. Brian Hess, CEO of Highlands Regional Medical Center wrote to the commission saying, Tampa General (Aeromed) provides the perfect complement by offering top quality flight crews that have years of critical care experience and advanced certifications. Dr. Donald Geldart also wrote saying, I strongly suggest that Aeromed be named the sole provider of air medical services to Highlands County due to the fact that their service line is not limited and they are totally qualified to supply the needs of our community. Finally, Sheriff Susan Benton wrote to the county commission saying, Aeromed is a proven professional, highly qualified, and advanced team providing an extraordinary service to our citizens. We agree. When you know you have a good thing, keep it O n Tuesday the county commission will decide what to d o about emergency medi cal air transport in the c ounty over the next five y ears. Before I get into my time at Freedomfest, let me make something clear. I did not gamble while I was in Vegas. I am not saying I wasnt tempted. We had to walk through the casinos to get to restaurants and shops at our hotel and others, and the machines are very pretty. You also have to understand that where people see a pathway to riches, I see a neat-looking videogame. They even had a Star Wars slot machine, which the geek in me found fascinating. But wed only budgeted so much money for the trip, and I know that more likely than not gambling is a black hole to toss your money into. So I said no and left Vegas with my wallet and credit rating intact. Well, my credit card did see some use. There was an exhibition area at Freedomfest, and many people there had books for sale. Don and I managed to drop a number of dollars on various tomes, all which we had to haul back in our suitcases. They are currently piled up on a coffee table, waiting to be relocated somewhere on our shelves (if we can find room). Meanwhile, there was Freedomfest, a large gathering of primarily Libertarians who come together to discuss a wide range of topics. The theme of the conference this year was Are We Rome? asking the question of whether the United States was in a decline similar to that which Rome suffered before it fell. I was delighted to find, as part of the conference, a group from the Heinlein Society, which promotes the works of the late great science fiction writer, Robert A. Heinlein. They were there because Heinlein was a libertarian and some of his works have strong political overtones. What fun for a fan like me to talk about the man and his work. One of the highlights of the conference was a mock trial of the Republican Party. As an ex-Republican who feels the party left her a long time ago, I was curious to see how the trial would play out. The prose cution wanted the jury to find the party had outlived its usefulness and needed to be replaced, while the defense maintained that th e party needed to be worked with and changed from within. The jury, pulled from random attendees (at least I think thats who they were) found themselves unable to reach a verdict, resulting in an unexpected hung jury. I personally felt both sides made good points and agree that the Republican Party needs help. We got to hear from speakers such as Steve Forbes, Grover Norquist, and Senator Rand Paul. John Stossel did a show f or Fox Business there on site, which was aired last week. Don and I couldnt get to every session, so we purchased all of them to listen to later at our leisure. Topics included drug legalization (this was a group of Libertarians, after all), investment possibilities, and education. There were a lot of other topics, of course, and also an independent film festival, which I missed because none of them gave me that, oh, I must see this feeling. All in all, it was an interesting four days in Vegas. While I didnt leav e Freedomfest a committed Libertarian, I did reaffirm we share some things in common, such as a desire for the federal governmen t to limit itself to its consti tutional duties. So I am back in Florida, a little wiser, a little poor er, and somewhat jetlagged. But I am glad we live in a country where things like Freedomfest ca n go on. Lets hope that never changes. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ Visit her website at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. Freedomfest Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include you r address and phone number. Anonymous letters will b e automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, F L 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954 ; or e-mail d by the same writers, letters are limited to two pe r month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opin ion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. It feels like this needs to be said: ProZimmerman folks, when you celebrate the now decidedly legal shooting death of an unarmed adolescent, i ts ghoulish and it makes y ou seem racist. Heres why: Trayvon M artin was a kid. He didnt h ave a criminal record his k iller did. Martin had a legiti mate reason for being in t hat neighborhood that night a nd he had the right to d efend himself when, after h e ran away to avoid conf rontation, Zimmerman a dmittedly chased him down. W hen you reflexively call a y oung black kid a thug y ou seem racist. Theres no o ther reasonable explanation f or gloating about an unnece ssary killing. If you see Trayvon M artins life as having equal v alue to any other person w ho chooses to walk down t he street, theres no need to d islike him. He was a hapl ess victim. And saying, this is not a r ace issue doesnt make i t not a race issue. Just as b eing offended by being c alled racist doesnt make y ou less racist. Thats not color blindness; t hats tone deafness. The numbers tell us A frican Americans endure i nequities, both legal and c ircumstantial. They are disp roportionately targeted, disproportionately incarcerated, and disproportionately poor. Saying nu-huh doesnt make that untrue. Also saying, But Obama is president! makes you seem racist. There have been 43 white presidents, out of 44. Really, dont bring up Obama whom you irrationally hate as proof racism is over. Just dont. Zimmerman defense attorney Mark OMara, in the wake of the not guilty verdict, said: If George Zimmerman were black hed never have been charged with a crime. Former RNC chairman Michael Steele (fired by Republicans on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, by the way, months after winning the House for his party) replied on Twitter: Is he high? Because with few exceptions, black people who kill white people (or black people for that matter) will not be found to be justified in our legal system. Ever. This is according to data compiled by the FBI in their Supplemental Homicide Report. Sarah Childress at Frontline writes, Whites who kill blacks in Stand Your Ground states are far more likely to be found justified in their killings. In non-Stand Your Ground states, whites are 250 percent more likely to be found justified in killing a black person than a white person who kills another white person; in Stand Your Ground states, that number jumps to 354 percent. For black shooters? Theres a negative 60 percent chance their actions will be found justified in court. The most widely cited example of this is the case of Marissa Alexander. In 2010, she fired a warning shot to ward off her husband, against whom she had an order of protection. She tried to use Floridas Stand Your Ground law in court. The judge rejected her bid and sentenced her to 20 years in jail. She didnt kill anyone. Shes the mother of three. But shes African American. White people who feel they are the real victims of racial prejudice their evidence consisting of them saying so out loud and on camera seem racist. To proclaim youre the one who really suffers seems unempathetic to people who have been systematically oppressed by the law. Thats why you sound racist, OMara. Im sure there were some fabrications, enhancements, but I think pretty much it happened the way George said it happened, Juror B37 told CNNs Anderson Cooper in her first interview. If self-serving lies dont make you dismiss the credibility of someone whos gunned down an unarmed black kid you seem racist. You seem to sympathize a little too strongly with the killer who arguably would not have gotten out of his car in the first place had it not been for his loaded gun. If you feel like Martin is responsible for his own death because he wasnt docile and apologetic; that simply running away from a guy stalking him wasnt good enough; or, that he should have known better than to wear those clothes in that neighborhood on that night, you seem racist. And if your opinion would be different if he had blond hair and blue eyes... Tina Dupuy is an award-winning writer and the editor-inchief of Tina can be reached at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. How to seem racist: a guide Guest Column Tina Dupuy


Page A4 News-SunSunday, July 21, 2013 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars; 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 3 TriPower; 5.542"; 10.5"; Process color; -; f ocus: Anew core curricul um shared by many diff erent states is more comp lex and demanding; nationa l standards are being develo ped and teachers provided m ore professional training. Longshore, who was born a nd raised in Avon Park, r adiates positive energy and o ptimism. This is an exciting time, s he said. We have resources w e didnt have before and t he skeleton to put excell ence into practice. She also i s pleased with the states n ew attitudes toward curr iculum that is, what stud ents are taught in class. I ndividual districts now have m ore freedom to choose t heir own resources and m ethods in teaching the s kills students need to mast er. The emphasis is not on r ote work, but on how to t hink critically and arrive at c onclusions, how to do indep endent research and, perh aps most important of all, h ow to persevere during a dversity. Common core gives us t he structure, but doesnt m ake course decisions, L ongshore said. It allows t he freedom to determine y our own mind. For example, this summer s econdary teachers gathered t ogether for several days to c reate independent curricul um units enhancing the E nglish course work for this c oming year, Longshore s aid. The public tends to think o f teachers as surrounded a nd supported by colleagues a ll day. The fact is quite diff erent. Once teachers enter t heir classrooms and shut the doors, they are isolated and on their own. That is why Longshore is putting an emphasis on bringing teachers together whether its meetings for all a grades teachers in one school, or many schools, or across the district; whether its the teachers of different grades meeting to look at continuity; or math and English teachers working to find ways of teaching both subjects in both classes. The goal is communication. Teachers are encouraged to collaborate; exchanging information, experiences and ideas; building on each others strength, Longshore said. New specialists hired at the district level will be working with teachers in the classroom, she added, bringing new ideas with them. Principals, too, are urged to meet and communicate with each other. Longshore has visited every school and met with the staffs. There are many pockets of excellence, she said, and were working to fill in the gaps. The district will not fail for a lack of trying, she added. Teachers and administrators have excitement, drive and a sense of possibility. Only half of the jobCurriculum is only a portion of Longshores responsibilities. Equally important is the department of Management Information Systems. MIS is charged with keeping all student records from daily attendance to standardized test scores, including end-of-course exams. This means the department is responsible for all the data used to evaluate students, teachers and school progress. MIS is the hub, Longshore said, and so, so, so much more. It collaborates with teachers and school administrators, because it analyzes and charts data. The district, schools, teachers and parents can clearly follow a childs progress. Its very, very important, Longshore said. Continued from A1 Longshore ready for new challenge at district-level post KATARASIMMONS/News-Sun Brenda Longshore, an Avon Park native, is the new assistant school superintendent for curriculum and management information systems.


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 21, 2013Page A5 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; july ads; 0 0 0 3 0 9 9 0 swamp buggy; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, swamp buggy; 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 HEARTLAND PHARMCACY PP *******; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, 7/12,21; 0 0 0 3 1 0 6 6 Chateau Elan Hotel; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, bollywood night; 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 6 Its amazing, said Pete Z eeger, director of the Avon P ark Youth Academy a nother Foundation project t hat took an abandoned part o f an air force base and t urned it into a school of last r esort for troubled boys. Kevin Roberts is the rock s tar, Zeeger said. Hes the o ne who got all this done. In the summer of 1923 the b uilding, which is at 202 N. C ircle Drive, opened as a m ovie theater. The only airc onditioned business in the a rea, it was popular for y ears. Sebring native Craig J ohnson remembers coming to the movies later as a youngster. I havent been inside for years, he said. I dont remember it being this nice. He grinned, I mean, theyve done a really great job. In fact, the large crowd of invited guests were all overwhelmed by the nearly finished restoration. Exposed brick walls, peacock tail patterned carpeting, sconces, chandeliers and hammered metal ceiling tiles meld into an elegant, balanced whole. What a tribute to our community, said Jeff Roth, who is executive director of another outstanding Champion for Children success the Childrens Advocacy Center, which once was a derelict convenience store. Its incredible. Over the top, said Jack Richie, chairman of the Highlands County Commission. The Champion for Children did a fabulous job of restoring the building, said Andrew Fells, a member of the Sebring City Council. Its a great asset for our children and community. Roberts beamed cutting the red ribbon with a pair of scissors about 2 feet long, and the audience gave him and the Foundations realized dream a standing ovation. Continued from A1 KATARASIMMONS/News-Sun T he Circle Theatre has 25-foot high auditorium walls that include the original clay tile, vintage chandeliers in the main auditorium and main lobby and metallic gold ceiling tiles. Circle Theatre opens with style KATARASIMMONS/News-Sun T he Champion for Children Circle Theatre was packed with people Thursday evening including flapper girls and guests dressed in 1920s attire for the grand opening celebration in Sebring. LAKELAND (AP) The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is conducting a second criminal investigation relating to the sexual misconduct case within the Lakeland Police Department. FDLE confirmed for th e Ledger this week that an inquiry had been made. FDLE spokeswoman Linda McDonald said the state agency had been contacted, but said she did not know by whom. FDLE conducts 2nd investigation of Lakeland Police Department r


At their June 18 meeting, d uring a discussion on budge t initiatives presented by H ighlands County A dministrator June Fisher, t wo commissioners Jim B rooks and Ron Handley s aid they did not want to take off the table the n otion of increasing property t axes to the roll-up rate. The roll-up rate would r epresent an assessment that w ould bring in the same doll ar amount of taxes generate d in the prior fiscal year. At t hat time it was set at 7.23, o r $7.23 per each $1,000 of taxable property value. I want to leave it as an option, Brooks said at the time, looking at our revenue sources versus what we need to do and want to do. Another item that commissioners agreed to leave on the table is the possibility of raises for county workers. Investigation into that idea also was backed by Brooks and Handley as well as commissioner Greg Harris. Tuesday nights commission meeting also will include a workshop to review budget requests from a number of outside agencies which have submitted requests in search of county funding. Among those in search of underwriting from the county this year are NuHope of Highlands County, the Ridge Area Arc, the Highlands County Health Department, the countys Safehouse for domestic abuse, and the Highlands County Economic Development Commission/Industrial Development Authority (IDA/EDC.) Additionally the Chambers of Commerce of Avon Park, Sebring and Lake Placid will make their case for additional funding. Representatives of the cities of Sebring, and Avon Park as well as the Town of Lake Placid are scheduled to be on hand to discuss recreational funding for facilities that are owned and operated by the municipalities but are used in large part by residents who live in the unincorporated area of the county. This years budget is set at $123,356,734 approximately $6.3 million higher than last years budget. Some of that increase has been attributed to budgets from the constitutional officers, including the Sheriffs Office, the Clerk of Courts, the Property Appraisers office and the Supervisor of Elections. Tuesday nights meeting will commence at 5 p.m. at the Highlands County Government Center. Page A6 News-SunSunday, July 21, 2013 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; july ads; 0 0 0 3 0 7 6 8 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page july ads; 0 0 0 3 0 7 7 5 SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 7/7,21; 0 0 0 3 0 8 1 5 t old me a while back that this would b e his last term. He told me I should r un for mayor, Shoop said. After mulling over the idea for the p ast few years, Shoop made the decis ion about a week or two ago to go a head with the idea. Shoop stated that b eing mayor is something that hes w anted to do and that he would enjoy t he job. Hes (Hensley) done a lot for Sebring; hes a good mayor ... The ones before him were good. Weve had some good mayors here. Those are some tough shoes to fill, Shoop said. Shoop is looking forward to the upcoming months when he can formally become a mayor candidate for the city of Sebring. I think Sebring, the whole county really, is a great community. Its a good place to live. My wife and I have lived here, our kids were born here and they were raised here. I think that I can represent the city in the right way, Shoop said. Continued from A1 Florida during the month of June. Nevertheless, both were incrementally better than Polk County, where 8.4 of the labor force was said to be off the job. They were ranked 13th statewide for unemployment. The worst county for unemployment last month was Hendry, where an estimated 13.5 percent of the job force was out of work. The most employed county in Florida was Monroe where June unemployment was set at 4.1 percent. According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the industries gaining the most jobs last month were trade, transportation and utilities. Other industries gaining jobs were private health and education services, leisure and hospitality as well as professiona l and business services. Manufacturing and total government reportedly have lost positions over the past year. That was attributed in part to declines in computer and electronic parts manufacturing and the federal government. While Floridas seasonal ly-adjusted unemployment rate was set at 7.1 percent, it was estimated at 7.4 percent before the adjustment. Nationally, unemployment was set at 7.8 percent for June, but seasonally adjusted to 7.6 percent. Continued from A1 Continued from A1 LEONARD SERAFINO Leonard (Lenny) Michael Serafino Sr., age 90, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring, Fla. He was born on March 17, 1923 in New Jersey to Joseph and Donna Marie (Telesco) Serafino. He had been a resident of Avon Park since 2005 and a resident in Florida for 25 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Sonia (Sunny) Serafino; sons Leonard Michael Serafino Jr. (Nancy) of Tennessee, Steven of New Jersey and Mark (Val) of Missouri; a step-son, Paul Young; two step-daughters, Laurel Mikovitis and Jennifer Mucka, all of Pennsylvania; and many, many devoted nieces and nephews. Lenny is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandniece. He was predeceased in death by his parents; three sisters, Lou, Rose and Mary; and h is first wife, Susie. Lenny loved life, humor, golf and his church. He also sang in many musical groups. He loved the Lord and was a member of Sunridge Baptist Church. During his working years, Lenny was a printer and worked as such for more than 35 years. The family would like to thank Good Shepherd Hospice and The Palms for the caring help they gave him during his struggle with health matters. Amemorial service will be planned in the future. ROSS BEAULIEU Ross Louis Beaulieu, age 97, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Sebring. He was born Aug. 25, 1915 to Honrei and Odile (Pellitier) Beaulieu in Fort Kent, Maine, and had been a resident of Sebring since 1992, coming from Homestead, Fla.He was a manufacturing engineer, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and attended Tanglewood Community Church. He is survived by his wife, Nina L. Beaulieu of Sebring; sons, Gary (Marilyn) Beaulieu of South Dakota and Lee Beaulieu of Portland, Maine; step-children, William (Linda) Killborn of New York and Paula (Alan) Arnold of Homer, N.Y.; brothers, Sylvio (Betty) Beaulieu of North Carolina and Paul Beaulieu of Connecticut; si sters, Maybelline Nadeau of Conneticut, Theresa Dube of Florida and Juliette Beaulieu of Florida; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL33870. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Fla. 33870 (863) 385-0125 Obituaries County to start budget talks at Tuesday meeting John Shoop future candidate for mayorI think that I can represent the city n the right way. Shoop plans to make run for Sebring mayor Jobless rate climbs Katara Simmons/News-Sun It was a wild ride, Ronnie Elrod, 75, of Sebring said Saturday morning after his truck rolled into a ditch along Schumacher Road in Sebring. According to a press release issued by Florida Highway Patrol, a 2005 Mercury driven by John Reilly, 89, was stopped on Ortega Street before pulling into the intersection and colliding with the rear side of Elrods 2010 Ford F150. The impact caused the truck to rotate clockwise and overturn in a ditch. No injuries were reported. It was a wild ride Special to the News-SunSouth Florida State C ollege's Community E ducation Department is o ffering summer and fall c lasses. Aquabics is a moderately p aced exercise class that i ncludes flexibility, balance, s tretching, cardio and s trength training with the u se of water resistant equipm ent. The class runs from 5:306 :30 p.m. Mondays and W ednesdays, Aug. 8 t hrough Sept. 31 at the S FSC swimming pool. The c ost for the class is $59, a nd the course number is (CRN) 10608. The Lap Swim class is an excellent way to exercise or cross-train for marathons. This class runs from 4:305:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 6 through Sept. 19. The cost for the class is $56, and the course number is (CRN) 11157. In Conversational Spanish, learn practical Spanish that you can apply to real-life situations. Spanish grammar and pronunciation skills are taught in a fun manner. The class will be held for nine weeks from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 15 through Oct. 10. The cost of the class is $103, and the course number is (CRN) 11026. In Basic Home Computer, begin by learning how to turn on the computer, and advance to basic computer operations. The class will be held for nine weeks from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 19 through Oct. 14. The cost of the class is $140 and includes a text book. The course number is (CRN) 11018. In Digital Photography I, learn to shoot digital photos and create memories. Participants must provide their own camera that has the ability to set shutter speed and lens opening. This class will be held for nine weeks from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 14 through Oct. 9. The cost of the class is $103, and the course number is (CRN) 11098 Preregistration is required for all classes. Register in Building B, at the Highlands Campus, or at any SFSC campus or center. For more information, call 784-7388 or email CommunityEducation@sout SFSC Community Education offers slate of summer and fall classes Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 21, 2013Page A7 BLONDE LADYI Talked with in Walmart in reference to Beautician. Found! 1150Personals 1100AnnouncementsNOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09 FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engagein business under the fictitious name of THE POUR LOUNGE located at 1610 Lakeview Drive in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33870, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 19th day of July, 2013. Kenilworth Properties Inc. July 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-269 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF BARBARA BRONSING LANGDON a.k.a. BARBARA MARGARET LANGDON a.k.a. BARBARA M. BRONSING LANGDON a.k.a. BARBARA B. LANGDON a.k.a. BARBARA M. BRONSING a.k.a. BARBARA BRONSING Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BARBARA BRONSING LANGDON a.k.a. BARBARA MARGARET LANGDON a.k.a. BARBARA M. BRONSING LANGDON a.k.a. BARBARA B. LANGDON a.k.a. BARBARA M. BRONSING a.k.a. BARBARA BRONSING, deceased, whose date of death was June 4, 2013, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-1181, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 14, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Robert Bronsing 623 Puffin Drive Sebastian, Florida 32976 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 July 14, 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-228 IN RE: ESTATE OF CONSTANCE ETHRIDGE Division PROBATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CONSTANCE ETHRIDGE, deceased, whose date of death was October 27, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South 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 July 21, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Harold Ethridge PO BOX 430 LORIDA, Florida 33857 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ C. Parke Sutherland C. PARKE SUTHERLAND, ESQUIRE Attorney for Harold Ethridge Florida Bar Number: 0870781 900 W. Main St. Avon Park, FL 33825 Telephone: (863) 452-6900 Fax: (863) 452-5200 E-Mail: July 21, 28, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO. JP13-000029-XX IN THE INTEREST OF: H., R. 11/13/2000 S., N. 01/22/2002 Minor childred DOB SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND GUARDIANSHIP THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO: JEFFREY SPENCER HARRELL DOB: 02/27/73 Address unknown YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in the above styled Court by the Department of Children & Families, seeking the termination of your parental rights to: R. H. a white female child born November 13, 2000 mother Ruth Vermillion and you are hereby commanded to personally appear before the Honorable Sheryl D. Snodgrass, a Magistrate/hearing officer in the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, State of Florida, on the 7th day of August, 2013 at 10:00 A.M., at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, Courtroom 1A. YOU MUST PERSONALLY APPEAR ON THE DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION.YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REQUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at 1968 Sebring Parkway, Sebring FL 33870, Telephone (863)402-7722, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK DATED THIS 1ST DAY OF JULY, 2013. By: /s/ Anita E. Reiley Deputy Clerk (Clerk's Seal) July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-239 IN RE: ESTATE OF PERRY L. RICE, SR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of PERRY L. RICE, SR., deceased, File Number PC 13-239, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was February 1, 2013; that the total value of the estate is less than $75,000.00 and the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Kay Ann Rice, 3902 Sunrise Drive, Sebring, Florida 33872. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 14, 2013. Person Giving Notice: Kay Ann Rice 3902 Sunrise Drive Sebring, Florida 33872 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: John K. McClure Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar No. 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 402-1888 Fax: (863) 402-2436 E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: July 14, 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC-12-000936 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. WALTON PEART; SHEENA PEART; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 11th day of September, 2013, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. at the in 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., offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 7, OF OAK LANE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 38, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 9th day of July, 2013. A MERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863)534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) B&H #307201 July 14, 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000361 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, vs. GRAHAM W. HAYES, BRANDI R. HAYES A/K/A BRANDI R. MELTON, FRANCES L. JOHN A/K/A FRANCES L. GAARZ, DAN JOHN, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on January 8, 2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOTS 3 AND 4, BLOCK 219, OF CARVA HILLS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 110, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 6316 CAMBRIDGE DR, SEBRING, FL 33876; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on August 7, 2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of July, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W. GERMAINE By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk July 14, 21, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000293 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, Plaintiff, vs. CHERYL L. WARD A/K/A CHERYL WARD A/K/A CHERYL LYNN WARD A/K/A CHERYL LYNN RAY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHERYL L. WARD A/K/A CHERYL WARD A/K/A CHERYL LYNN WARD A/K/A CHERYL LYNN RAY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 3, 2013, and Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated July 3, 2013, both entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000293, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2 is Plaintiff and CHERYL L. WARD A/K/A CHERYL WARD A/K/A CHERYL LYNN WARD A/K/A CHERYL LYNN RAY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHERYL L. WARD A/K/A/ CHERYL WARD A/K/A CHERYL LYNN WARD A/K/A CHERYL LYNN RAY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION N/K/A JESSICA WARD; are defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, bidding begins at 11:00 A.M., Eastern Time, on the 12th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 25, BLOCK 54, OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE(S) 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4316 Talbot Street, Sebring, FL 33872 Dated this 8th day of July, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk In accordance with requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Highlands County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. 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 provisions of certain assistance. Please contact Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator, at 863-402-6509 (Voice), via Florida Relay Services 711, by e-mail, by regular mail at 600 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 request for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the services. 11826.1845 July 14, 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 12000047GCS CitiMortgage, Inc. successor by merger to First Nationwide Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. Clayton D. Colquitt; Tonya F. Colquitt, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 2, 2013, entered in Case No. 12000047GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein CitiMortgage, Inc. successor by merger to First Nationwide Mortgage Corporation is the Plaintiff and Clayton D. Colquitt; Tonya F. Colquitt; United States of America on behalf of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at, the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, beginning at 11:00 AM on the 4th day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 430, SEBRING HILLS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Dated this 8th day of July, 2013. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice), (863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxillary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 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NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HARRIET LOUISE BADALATO aka HARRIET BADALATO, deceased, whose date of death was June 22, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth 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 served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 14, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Lea King P.O. Box 48681 Sarasota, FL 34230 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD M. ABLES III, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0112 Fax: (863) 385-1284 E-mail: /s/ Clifford M. Ables III Florida Bar Number: 178379 July 14, 21, 2013CHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the firs t day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first da y your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. 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Page A8News-SunSunday, July 21, m PHYSICAL THERAPYDIRECTOR A n opportunity for a strong therapist looking to run a rehab department in A von Park, Fl. T his position requires a minimum of 1 year of SNF experience and management experience is preferred. Ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and a desire to grow with this department. Candidate also needs to have an understanding of the rules and regulations of medicare as they pertain to therapy. If you are interested in this great opportunity, please send resume with salary requirements to or apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, Fl. 33825 EOE/MF/DFWP LPN F/T3-11 & PRN P/T Avon Park Intermediate Care Facility serving disabled adults is seeking nurses for all shifts. Casual work environment, benefit package and paid training. Call Melissa or Angelina 863-452-5141 FLORIDA MENTORis looking for an A rea Director/Administrator for the A von Park Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled. This 24-bed residential facility serves people with developmental disabilities with medically complex needs in a quiet park like setting. Candidates must have at a minimum a Bachelor's degree in Human Services, 5 years of Managerial experience, 1 year of experience working with people with developmental disabilities and knowledge of ICF/DD regulations is preferred. Florida MENT OR offers full benefits including health insurance, dental, vision, matching 401k, short/long term disability, life insurance and more. Please apply at EEO/AAE EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper. If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: 863-385-9100 DIRECT SUPPORTPROFESSIONALS wanted for Avon Park Intermediate Care Facility serving disabled adults. HS diploma or 1 year associated experience, valid FL Drivers License and clean criminal background req. Please complete application at DAWG HOUSEPET RESORT Has 2 p/t openings for "Kennel Assistant". Duties include feeding, walking, and general care of our pets. Successful candidate must have reliable transportation, enthusiastic attitude and ability to work with pets. Weekend and holiday hours will be expected. 25-30 hours per week minimum. $9.00 p/h. Send resume to: INTERVIEWERS WESTATseeks motivated, detail-oriented individuals to work part time on an important study, the National Study of Health-Related Behaviors (NSHB). Interviewers will collect information from respondents about tobacco use and its effects on health. Interviewers will show respondents how to collect cheek cells and urine samples using a self-collection kit and coordinate appointments for a blood sample to be taken by a trained health professional. To learn more about this position and apply, go to and enter Job ID 6345BR. WESTAT EOE 2100Help Wanted Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 314-9876 Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 21, 2013Page A9 rfrntb rrnb1997 ESCORTWAGON 5 Speed 90K miles. New Tires and Other Parts. A Must See! $2200. obo 863-202-6394 9450Automotive for Sale2011 KAWASAKI900 CLASSIC LT LIKE NEW! 4,200 miles, LOADED WITH EVERYTHING. $5850. obo 863-202-6394 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 TransportationCAMPING TRAILER,30' in excellent condition "Kingsport by Gulf Stream 2008. Location: Lake Placid, Fl. For more information call at: 863-840-2311 or 863-840-2209. Price: $6,000.00 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 RecreationLIFT CHAIR Tan, very good cond. $350. Call 863-382-9289 7560Medical Supplies& EquipmentNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies WALKER 4wheels plus basket & seat. Folds, plus 2 canes. $30. Call 863-382-9289 RECLINER/ROCKER LA-Z-BOY.Very Clean, good cond. $75. Call 863-385-3730 MODEL RAILROADLAYOUT 4' X 8' HO-NW Coal theme. 3 tracks, U-Haul. No longer using $1.00. 863-699-2796 7310Bargain BuysTOOLS -Sm. Compressor, New Victor torch set-in pkg., Tanks etc., New 5HP Lawnmower-push, New Snapper 4 stroke, Weedeater, Black & Decker 18 volt tools. Many-Must See Golf Clubs Name Brands! 863-202-6394 7300Miscellaneous 7000 MerchandiseLOOKING FORFEMALE ROOMMATE/BABYSITTER Home is in Lorida. For more info call George at 863-261-5097. 6450Roommates Wanted SEBRING 3BR/2BA Lakefront home w/pool. Many upgrades. Nice yard. Boating, fishing & swimming, in your back yard! $1100 per mo 1st./2mo. sec. 863-446-1861 or 321-452-7090 6300Unfurnished Houses LAKE PLACID* Placid Lakes Nice, Lg. split plan, 2BR, 2BA, W/D hookup, Screen porch, Fenced yard. Near Golf. Water incl. $550 mo. C/H/A. Excellent Cond. 954-695-8348 AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953 SUMMERSPECIALS 1BR & 2BR Avon Park / Lake Placid / Sebring $375 and Up. Call For More Info 863-243-9191 or 863-244-2577 Or Visit 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSUN-N-LAKES, L.P.2/2 Duplex 226 Deerwalk Ave, Patio, tile floors, W/D, A/C, sm. dog ok, no cats. $475 mo. + $500 sec. Text 954-829-1641/email: to apply 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING 1/1Completely Renovated, Furnished, 1st floor & parking at front door. Lg. Florida rm. & Dining area. Poolside w/gathering area. Located on Lake Sebring. 55+ Community. $35,000. Call 615-631-7996 or 615-893-7809. 4120Villas & CondosFor SaleAVON PARK* SELL / LEASE OPTION 3BR, 2BA. Just Remodeled! Large Corner Lot. $137,500. Owner Will Finance if needed. 954-270-5242 4060Homes for SaleAvon ParkIN 55+COMMUNITY-BEAUTIFUL2 bedroom 2 bath home in Village Setting with all of the amenities and security for an active and serene senior lifestyle on the historic Suwannee RIVER. A few amenities are: *Planned Activities, Social Clubs Church Groups *Medical Pharmacy available *Fitness and Wellness Center Nature Trail *Village Square Shops and Services *Conference Retreat Center *Village Lodge/Other Guest Accommodations *Artist Series Please visit for a complete list of amenities. CALL TODAY! Hallmark Real Estate, Janet Creel @ 1-877-755-6600 or visit 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate TEACHERS NEEDEDfor a Christian School in Avon Park Pre-K & Elementary Classes avail. Certified & UN-Certified welcome to apply, F/T. 863-453-8687 SEEKING WELLExp. Medical office help. Exc. billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are a MUST Fax resume to: 866-593-0635 or email to: FARM SUPERVISORwith exp. & knowledge of running and operations of a Citrus Grove. Send resumes to 2100Help Wanted ROYAL CAREOF AVON PARK Is expanding its Rehab Department, With our New Rehab Building due to open in August CURRENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE Physical Therapist Physical Therapist Assistant Come and be a part of an experienced and dynamic rehab team. SNF experience a plus! Competetive Salaries, benefits and flexible schedules. Contact Maria Perez, HR Director (863) 453-6674 EOE/MF/DFWP HBI HASAN IMMEDIATE NEED for a full time Facilities Maintenance Instructor in Okeechobee. For information and to apply, visit EOE/AA/M/F/D/V 2100Help Wanted QC MANAGERneeded for local precast hollowcore company. Experience with precast, quality control & concrete testing required. PCI Level I&II & ACI Certified REQUIRED.Email resume/salary requirements to, Fax: 863.655.1215 RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT (F/T) Open until filled. Please visit for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132 EA/EO/VETERAN'S PREF. LOOKING FORFEMALE ROOMMATE/BABYSITTER Home is in Lorida. 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By JOHN LEICESTER Associated PressLE GRAND-BORNAND, F rance Half the height of M ount Everest, climbed on a b ike, in a single day. Even by Tour de France s tandards, Stage 19 was hard. At times, you just feel l ike youre being tortured, w as how American rider A ndrew Talansky described F ridays ordeal arguably t he toughest stage of the 1 00th Tour that started w ith two monster climbs as r iders were still digesting b reakfast. Youre just like, What is this?But you dig in and keep going. The GPS mini-computer the Garmin rider carries on his bike did the sums: 14,498 feet ridden uphill close to the height of Western Europes loftiest peak, Mont Blanc, and half of Everest, the roof of the world at 29,035 feet. The riders also zoomed 13,907 feet downhill. Talanskys gizmo showed he burned 5,670 calories during the six-hour suffer-fest. The difficulty of Stage 19 made Chris Froome quite nervous. Once he got through it with his big race lead intact, the British rider finally started to allow his mind to fastforward to the finish on Sunday. Victory is so close he can almost taste it. The last Alpine stage on Saturday 77 miles in the mountains towering above the limpid waters of Lake Annecy wont be enough for second-place Alberto Contador to puncture Froomes cushion of more than five minutes. In all but name, the 28year-old is champion of the 100th Tour and knows it. One more day to really stay concentrated and to stay up front and look after the yellow jersey and then looking forward to taking it to Paris, Froome said. Its going to be very hard for someone to take more than five minutes in 125 kilometers (77 miles). But having said that, I dont want to be complacent. No, that can wait until There is an old line from a stand-up routine by comedian Jerry Seinfeld about sports fans who so readily identify with their team that after said team wins a game, they are of the ilk to say, We won! To which Seinfeld replies, No, they won, you just watched. Having a fervor for your favorite professional team is something with which I am quite familiar. I root for all of my hometown Chicago teams well, except for the White Sox as that is just part of the landscape of civic lines. And I have the special affinity for the Cubs, which has been a roller coaster of emotions since the age of 7. So I understand the passion of rooting for professional teams and, to a degree, college teams. I mean, lets face it, major college sports are virtually professional anyway. What Im finding harder and harder to understand is the over-the-top, misguided emotions being spent on youth sports. It is my job to cover the youth sports of Highlands County, and while there is always that underlying hope for our hometown teams to do well, Im primarily an objective observer who is there to watch, take note of how the games go and write up a story. Whether the home teams win or lose has no bearing on my job; a story will still be written. And while my focus is on the field as I cover these games, I also notice the peripheral activities and hear what is being said by the coaches, players and fans. You, as I, often hear, watch or read stories of unruly, over-the-top fans or of coaches doing underhanded things to ensure their teams win. And while those stories are often of other people, in other places, I can say that it isnt only other people in other places it is right here as well. I could tell about a flag football championship game where the ball was bigger than most of the participating kidsheads, where there was also in inordinate amount of irate screaming at players and referees from both coaches and fans, and when it was all over, the victorious teamsplayers became an afterthought a s the coaches received the trophy with anxious han ds and loudly celebrated amongst themselves. I wasnt quite sure, at the time, why a state championship game was necessary for kids of tha t age. These were, after all, kids of an age where the y were barely even understanding the game, at an age where the emphasis should be on learning th e game, taking in lessons o f teamwork, sportsmanshi p and just having fun. That thought came around again recently with the Dixie T-Ball state tournament, where that mindset of having to win again was far too prevalent. Watching these tiny young children on the field, it was quickly obv ious that they were still just barely learning the game they were playing, which is how it should b e at that age learning th e game and getting an understanding of what to do. At that age, it should be about a pressure-free environment for the kids to get a fun grasp on wh at it is they are doing. Ther e should be no pressure to win. They will get that soon enough. I give credit to a lot o f the coaches I saw, as I soon understood the predicament they were put in by this context. For the most part, they were being instructional while calmly, enthusiasti cally prodding the kids o n what to do. But given that it was a state tournament, with an emphasis on winning, their instruction often w as tinged with a more dire angst. That emphasis came from the situation, as we ll as from the stands, with a fair share of irate yelling and complaining to the point that a parent was thrown out by the umpires. SPORTS B SECTION Inside This Section Vegas boosts NBA summer . .B3 NASCAR suspends camera use .B4 Rays Cobb to start rehab . . .B4 News-Sun Sunday, July 21, 2013 By SCOTTDRESSEL SEBRING Mixed mart ial arts is returning to H ighlands County with a d ecidedly Sebring flavor on S aturday, Aug. 10. The Sebring Swamp Brawl w ill be held in the convent ion center at Firemens F ield and will feature five l ocal MMAfighters on the c ard as well as three locals i n kickboxing matches. Sebrings Chris Miller is s erving double duty for the e vent, acting as promoter w hile at the same time p reparing for his own fight a t the 170-pound level and t rying to improve his 5-2 r ecord. Ive got a lot on my p late, he said with a laugh. Also on the card for the S wamp Brawl will be his b rother, Josh Miller, who w ill be making his MMA d ebut at 165 pounds, as will S ebrings Hale Kelly at 185 p ounds. Im not nervous at all, I m just ready for this to get o ver with. Im sick of traini ng, Kelly said. Im really e xcited. Theres going to be a ton of people there. Were l ooking at upwards of 3,000 p eople, so were going to h ave a lot of screaming, c heering fans for us because o f the hometown atmosp here. Kelly, along with both Millers, wrestled at Sebring High School. Kelly said MMAis a big change from that sport. This is a complete mixed martial arts experience, he said. You have kickboxing, wrestling, ju-jitsu, judo, many different art forms mixed into one to provide the best viewing for the fans. I remember my first fight, I went through the same thing Hale and my brother are going through, Chris Miller said. Hale starts law school the following Monday and my brother starts teaching the following Monday, so if they go in there with black eyes it could be kind of funny. The MMAfighters all train under Steve Weed at MMA returns to Sebring with Swamp Brawl Scott Dressel/News-Sun Kickboxers (front row, from left) Justin Chin, Jonathan Casillas and Jordan Poulos and MMA fighters (back row, from left) Josh Miller, Noah Weed, Hale Kelly and Chris Miller are all on the card for the Aug. 10 Sebring Swamp Brawl. Not pictured, but also on the card, is Brian Jean. See MMA, Page B4 And Another Thing... Dan Hoehne Taking stock of youth sports See SPORTS, Page B 4 pho to Riders in the Tour de France have come out of the toughest stage and are headed toward their entrance into Paris. Tour de France gets truly brutal See TOUR, Page B3 DAN HOEHNE/News-Sun Kendall Griffin got back on the winning track in this weeks Bill Jarrett Ford Match Play Championship of the Sertoma Junior Tour. By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondent The Sertoma Junior Golf T our kids took to the links T hursday and Friday at R iver Greens in Avon Park. Play was a little different i n the Bill Jarrett Ford tourn ament, as the golfers went h ead-to-head in match play. In match play, golfers play a gainst one opponent hole by h ole. The winner is not determ ined by score in total, but r ather the number of holes w on. Players win holes by cardi ng a lower score than their o pponent as they would usua lly. In this sense, match play c an prove to be a bit more of a challenge. In a normal stroke-play t ournament, a bad hole can t hrow you for the rest of the day. In match play, a bad hole is simply granted to the opponent and both players start fresh for the next hole. It is not uncommon to see upsets in match play for this reason. Inconsistent players who can usually keep up with the lead scorers but has a bad hole or two to bump them down in placings now can set the pace and perhaps overtake the leaders. After the first day of play, the Sertoma players were reseeded and returned to the course for the championship. In the 11-13 girls division, Ashely Engle edged Hannah Revell 2-up, meaning she was two holes ahead after seventeen holes of play. Alyssa Jordan and Emily Dressel had three holes left Sertoma kids blast through Bill Jarrett Ford Championship See TOUR, Page B4


SHS SwimSEBRING Sebring High School will be offering swimming lessons with three more sessions to choose from. The first three sessions are complete with the fourth session meeting from July 22-August 2. Registrations are being taken at the front office of Sebring High School during the day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., where office secretaries can sign you up. Emails can also be sent to The Sebring High School pool is currently open Monday through Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. Additional hours will be added once school is out for the summer. Cost is $2 per swimmer, and family passes are available at $50 for first family member and $15 for each additional. Water aerobics are also underway, meeting on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at $2 per class. Those with a summer pass can take the class for $1 per. Sebring Summer Swim Program The Summer Swim Program will again offer four (4) instructional sessions. Each will last two weeks and the swim class meets each weekday, Monday through Friday. The Program will offer eight (8) types of instruction: Adult Beginner: Adults Only. For the novice-no experience necessary. Parent and Tot: W ater Orientation. Mother/Father must participate with child. (6 months to 2 years of age.) Level I: Introduction to Water Skills. Students first water orientation without Mother/Father. Part A--Preschool Aquatics (2-4 years of age) Part B-School Age (4-5 years of age) Level II: Fundamental Aquatic Skills. Students do not need Mother/Father in pool. (4-5 years of age.) Level III: Stroke Development. Students must be comfortable in water. Level IV: Stroke Improvement. Students must be able to swim 10 yards, do a front dive, and float on their backs. Level V: Stroke Refinement. Students must be able to swim 50 yards, tread water 30 seconds, and elementary back stroke 25 yards. Level VI:Part A Personal Water Safety/Diving Fundamentals. Students must be able to swim 100 yards, tread water for 3 minutes, backstroke 100 yards. Will learn basics of diving. Part B Fitness Swimmer/Diving Fundamentals. Students will learn necessary skills to make swimming part of their exercise program. Will learn basics of diving. There will be a $50 fee for the twoweek session and students will be enrolled on a first come, first served basis. For questions, call 471-5500, ext. 229, or 381-7092 and leave a message for Ms. Pat.STR8 UP seeks helpLAKE PLACID As STR8 UPYouth Ministry in Lake Placid celebrates its one-year anniversary as a ministry, they are looking for ways to enhance their programs in order to maintain and challenge the influx of teenagers that enter the ministry. Mr. Greg Foster of GSF Enterprises has been gracious enough to incorporate his lot into our lease, on which we would like to construct a NBA-regulation size basketball court, STR8 Up president Sammy Telesco said. This will be a oneof-a-kind, outdoor, regulation-sized court in Lake Placid. The youth currently play basketball on the back parking lot area and have long since outgrown it. They need the challenge of a full court and higher goals. William E. Lewis and Associates have donated the NBA-style fiberglass goals. Bevis Construction and Concrete has once again partnered with the program to provide the labor for this considerable project. STR8 UPis seeking to raise $7,500 for 80 yards of concrete. STR8 UPis asking for donations towards the goal one quarter of a yard of concrete is $25, half a yard is $50, and one yard of concrete is $100. All donations are welcome. Please make checks payable to STR8 UPYouth Ministry P.O. Box 654 Lake Placid, FL33862 or PayPal can be us ed from their website Annual Firemen MemorialSEBRING As one of their bigge st fundraisers of the year, Sebring Fireme n, Inc. will hold the 14th Annual Memori al Golf Classic on Saturday, Aug. 10, at t he Sun NLake Golf and Country Club. Presented by AXAAdvisors, LLC an d Home Depot, the day-long tourname nt will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m and cannon start at 8:30 a.m. The format is a 4-person Scrambl e, flighted by handicap, utilizing both t he Deer Run and Turtle Run courses, and t he entry fee remains at $75 per player. And though the fee has not gone up, it still includes golf cart, one mulliga n, range balls and prizes, while food an d beverages will be provided on the cour ses. There will also be contests for Longe st Drive, Closest to the Pin and Hole in On e, with unbelieveable prizes attached. As is their nearly 90-year old custom the Firemen seek to raise funds to help a ll area student-athletes and athletic pr ograms. And in so doing, make it a fun an d memorable event for all those involved. The festivities, in fact, begin the nig ht before at the Pre-Tournament Mixer o n Friday, Aug. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sun N Lake restaurant for early registration an d a heavy dose of hors doeuvres. Deadline for entry is Thursday, Aug. 8, and checks should be made payable an d remit to Sebring Firemen, Inc., P.O Bo x 1981, Sebring, FL33871, (863) 382-225 5. Team entry agreements can also be faxed to Sebring Firemen, Inc. at (86 3) 385-7773. Last years field of more than 25 0 golfers set a new high for the eve rexpanding fundraiser, so make sure to g et those entries in to be part of a great day of helping the Firemen give back. American Legion Baseball TripSEBRING American Legion Post 2 5 will be hosting its5th Annual Baseba ll Trip on Sunday, Aug. 25, to Tropica na Field to see the Rays vs. Yankees. Cost is $45 per person for tickets an d bus trip, with money due by Wednesda y, July 24. For more information, call Robert at t he American Legion between 10 a.m.-1 p.m at 465-0975.APHS Pool ScheduleAVONPARK Beginning Tuesda y, July 16, the Avon Park High School Po ol will be open Monday-Friday 9-11:30 a.m Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1 -3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. The cost is $2 per swimmer.LP Cheer Car WashLAKE PLACID The Lake Plac id High School Cheerleaders are having a Car Wash on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seacoast Bank, 199 US 2 7 N, Lake Placid. We will be washing cars for donation s, while also selling hot dogs, baked goodi es and drinks to help raise monies for tran sportation to away games. Please come out and support t he Cheerleaders. If you have any questions you may co ntact Sharon Reid at 863-840-1379.Excel Volleyball ClinicsAVON PARK South Florida Sta te Volleyball coach Kim Crawford will be offering six clinics for beginner/interm ediate boys and girls interested in learnin g fundamental volleyball skills, loco-mot or movements, eye/hand coordination an d team building skills. Each clinic will meet one day for tw o hours, with a cost of $50 per clinic, or a six-clinic special of $250. Pre-register by Monday, July 22 and t he cost will be cut down to $200 for all six The clinics will meet in the Panth er Gym at SFSC on Saturdays Aug. 3 an d 17, Sept. 7 and 21 and Oct. 5 and 12, fro m 9-11 a.m. each day. The clinic is perfect for middle-scho ol athletes preparing for the school season Private, specialized training sessio ns with Coach Crawford will be availab le immediately following each clinic, fro m 11 a.m.-Noon, at $20 per athlete. For more information, conta ct Crawford at (863) 385-2377, or at craw AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Boston 5939.602 Tampa Bay5641.5772.5 Baltimore5443.5574.5 New York5145.5317 Toronto4550.47412.5 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit 5243.547 Cleveland5145.5311.5 Kansas City4449.4737 Minnesota4053.43011 Chicago3756.39814 West Division WLPctGB Oakland5640.583 Texas 5442.5632 Los Angeles4549.47910 Seattle 4452.45812 Houston3362.34722.5 ___ Fridays Games Tampa Bay 8, Toronto 5 Boston 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 Baltimore 3, Texas 1 Atlanta 6, Chicago White Sox 4 Minnesota 3, Cleveland 2 Kansas City 1, Detroit 0 Seattle 10, Houston 7 L.A. Angels 4, Oakland 1 Saturdays Games Tampa Bay at Toronto, late Atlanta at Chicago White Sox, late N.Y. Yankees at Boston, late Cleveland at Minnesota, late Detroit at Kansas City, late Seattle at Houston, late Baltimore at Texas, late Oakland at L.A. Angels, late Sundays Games Tampa Bay (Archer 4-3) at Toronto (Dickey 8-10), 1:07 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 9-4) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 4-2), 2:10 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 10-7) at Minnesota (Diamond 5-8), 2:10 p.m. Detroit (Fister 7-5) at Kansas City (Shields 4-6), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 10-4) at Houston (Lyles 4-3), 2:10 p.m. Oakland (Colon 12-3) at L.A. Angels (Williams 5-5), 3:35 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 11-3) at Texas (M.Perez 3-2), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 9-8) at Boston (Lester 8-6), 8:05 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cabrera, DET36573132.362 Trout, LAA37366120.322 Mauer, MIN35650114.320 Ortiz, BOS2914993.320 Pedroia, BOS38057120.316 HOME RUNS Davis, BAL 37 Cabrera, DET30 Encarnacion, TOR26 Dunn, CHW 24 Ibanez, SEA 24 RUNSBATTEDIN Cabrera, DET95 Davis, BAL 93 Encarnacion, TOR73 Fielder, DET 69 Cruz, TEX 69 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Davis, BAL .709 Cabrera, DET.668 Ortiz, BOS .612 Trout, LAA .571 Ibanez, SEA.571 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Cabrera, DET.455 Ortiz, BOS .403 Mauer, MIN.403 Trout, LAA .400 Pedroia, BOS.394 WON-LOST Scherzer, DET13-1 Moore, TB 13-3 Colon, OAK12-3 Tillman, BAL11-3 Hernandez, SEA10-4 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Hernandez, SEA2.53 Kuroda, NYY2.65 Colon, OAK2.70 Lackey, BOS2.78 Sanchez, DET2.85 STRIKEOUTS Darvish, TEX157 Scherzer, DET152 Hernandez, SEA140 Masterson, CLE137 Sale, CHW 131 SAVES J. Johnson, BAL34 Nathan, TEX 30 Rivera, NYY 30 Balfour, OAK25 Reed, CHW 24NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta 5541.573 Philadelphia4948.5056.5 Washington4848.5007 New York4151.44612 Miami 3559.37219 Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis5836.617 Pittsburgh5638.5962 Cincinnati5442.5635 Chicago4351.45715 Milwaukee3956.41119.5 West Division WLPctGB Arizona 5046.521 Los Angeles4847.5051.5 Colorado4651.4744.5 San Francisco4451.4635.5 San Diego4255.4338.5 ___ Fridays Games L.A. Dodgers 3, Washington 2 Philadelphia 13, N.Y. Mets 8 Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 3 Atlanta 6, Chicago White Sox 4 Milwaukee 2, Miami 0 St. Louis 9, San Diego 6 Chicago Cubs 3, Colorado 1 San Francisco 2, Arizona 0 Saturdays Games Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, late Atlanta at Chicago White Sox, late Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, late L.A. Dodgers at Washington, late Miami at Milwaukee, late San Diego at St. Louis, late Chicago Cubs at Colorado, late Arizona at San Francisco, late Sundays Games Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 10-3) at N.Y. Mets (Harvey 7-2), 1:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Locke 8-2) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 5-8), 1:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 8-6) at Washington (Zimmermann 12-4), 1:35 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 9-4) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 4-2), 2:10 p.m. Miami (H.Alvarez 0-1) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 7-9), 2:10 p.m. San Diego (Stults 8-7) at St. Louis (Wainwright 12-5), 2:15 p.m. Arizona (Delgado 1-3) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 10-5), 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 6-10) at Colorado (Chatwood 5-3), 4:10 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Molina, STL32641111.340 Craig, STL35351118.334 Cuddyer, COL2894495.329 Carpenter, STL36273118.326 Segura, MIL37654122.324 HOME RUNS Gonzalez, COL25 Alvarez, PIT 24 Brown, PHL 24 Goldschmidt, ARI21 Beltran, STL 19 RUNS BATTED IN Phillips, CIN 77 Goldschmidt, ARI77 Craig, STL 74 Brown, PHL 69 Bruce, CIN 66 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Gonzalez, COL.603 Cuddyer, COL.564 Goldschmidt, ARI.551 Brown, PHL.544 Gomez, MIL.538 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Votto, CIN .436 Choo, CIN .423 Carpenter, STL.399 Wright, NYM.396 Posey, SF .394 WON-LOST Zimmermann, WAS12-4 Wainwright, STL12-5 Corbin, ARI11-1 Lynn, STL 11-4 Lee, PHL 10-3 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Kershaw, LAD1.98 Locke, PIT 2.15 Corbin, ARI2.35 Harvey, NYM2.35 Wainwright, STL2.45 STRIKEOUTS Harvey, NYM147 Kershaw, LAD139 Samardzija, CHC134 Wainwright, STL130 Latos, CIN 127 SAVES Grilli, PIT 29 Mujica, STL 27 Kimbrel, ATL27 Soriano, WAS25 Chapman, CIN22NATIONAL CONFERENCECentral Division WLTPctPFPA Chicago970.563870840 San Antonio980.529740856 Iowa6100.375741774 West Division WLTPctPFPA y-Arizona1420.8751077758 x-Spokane1340.7651137853 x-San Jose1240.750925772 Utah5110.313793901AMERICAN CONFERENCESouth Division WLTPctPFPA y-Jacksonville1060.625831790 Tampa Bay790.438878880 Orlando6100.375832925 New Orleans5110.313742940 Eastern Division WLTPctPFPA y-Philadelphia1150.688959754 Cleveland3130.188736937 Pittsburgh3130.188635916 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Fridays Game Spokane 77, San Antonio 30 Saturdays Games Jacksonville at New Orleans, late Orlando at Cleveland, late Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, late Utah at Iowa, late Chicago at Arizona, late Philadelphia at San Jose, lateEASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Chicago114.733 Atlanta 104.714.5 Washington88.5003.5 Indiana 68.4294.5 New York69.4005 Connecticut410.2866.5WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Minnesota123.800 Los Angeles115.6881.5 Phoenix 97.5633.5 Seattle 69.4006 Tulsa 513.2788.5 San Antonio412.2508.5 ___ Thursdays Games Chicago 75, New York 55 Phoenix 90, Los Angeles 84 Fridays Games Indiana 77, Washington 70 Minnesota 87, San Antonio 71 Tulsa 64, Connecticut 58 Saturdays Games New York at Chicago, late Connecticut at San Antonio, late Los Angeles at Seattle, late Sundays Games Indiana at Washington, 4 p.m. Atlanta at Tulsa, 4:30 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 6 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League KANSAS CITY ROYALSRecalled 2B Chris Getz from Omaha (PCL) and RHP Kelvin Herrera from Northwest Arkansas (TL). TAMPA BAY RAYSPlaced 1B James Loney on the paternity list. Recalled INF Ryan Roberts from Durham (IL). National League CHICAGO CUBSPlaced OF Brian Bogusevic on the 15-day DL. Assigned INF Henry Rodriguez to Iowa (PCL). Recalled INF Junior Lake from Iowa.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKSSigned C Samuel Dalembert. DETROIT PISTONSSigned Gs Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Tony Mitchell. UTAH JAZZPromoted Brad Jones to assistant coach.FOOTBALLNational Football League CLEVELAND BROWNSSigned DL Armonty Bryant and DB Leon McFadden to four-year contracts. GREEN BAY PACKERSSigned S Morgan Burnett to a contract extension. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSReleased WR Donald Jones. Signed WRs Perez Ashford and Quentin Sims. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERSTraded CB Eric Wright to San Francisco for a conditional 2014 draft pick. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD W N B A T U E S D A Y 7 p m New York at Indiana . . . . . . . E S P N 2 N A T I O N A L P R O F A S T P I T C H S O F T B A L L S U N D A Y 3 p m USSSA Pride at NY/NJ Comets. . . . E S P N 2 M A J O R L E A G U E B A S E B A L L S U N D A Y 1 p m Tampa Bay at Toronto . . . . . . . S U N 1 : 3 0 p m L.A. Dodgers at Washington . . . . . T B S 2 p m Atlanta at Chicago White Sox . . . . W G N 8 p m N.Y. Yankees at Boston . . . . . . . E S P N M O N D A Y 7 p m Tampa Bay at Boston . . . . . . . . S U N 7 p m N.Y. Yankees at Texas . . . . . . . E S P N T U E S D A Y 7 p m Tampa Bay at Boston . . . . . . . . S U N 9 : 3 0 p m Chicago Cubs at Arizona . . . . . . W G N Times, games, channels all subject to change A U T O R A C I N G S U N D A Y 1 1 a m NASCAR STP 300 Qualifying . . . E S P N 2 1 p m ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport . . . E S P N 2 3 p m NASCAR STP 300 . . . . . . . . E S P N 6 p m NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals . E S P N 2 G O L F S U N D A Y 2 p m LPGA Marathon Classic . . . . . G O L F 3 p m American Century Championship . . . N B C 3 p m 2013 Open Championship . . . . . . A B C 4 p m PGA Sanderson Farms Championship G O L F S O C C E R S U N D A Y 3 : 3 0 p m CONCACAF Gold Cup, Quarterfinal . . F O X LIVESPORTSONTV Major League Baseball WNBA Transactions Arena Football Page B2News-SunSunday, July 21, r


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 21, 2013Page B3 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; july ads; 0 0 0 3 0 8 1 8 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 7/21/13 p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 2 Sunday evening when Froome and the other survivors of this three-week, 2,115-mile clockwise trek around Western Europes largest country will clip their feet into the pedals for the final 82 miles to Paris. Traditionally, that last stage is a relaxed lap of honor, at least until the pack hits the cobbles of the Champs-Elysees. There, Mark Cavendish and other sprint-finish specialists will battle for the bragging rights of the stage win on that leafy boulevard the French modestly call the most beautiful avenue in the world. The unique dusk finish for this 100th Tour, just as the sun sets behind the Arc de Triomphe, should be extra special. While the top spot is taken, podium places next to Froome are still very much up for grabs. Just 47 seconds separate second-placed Contador from Joaquim Rodriguez in fifth. Sandwiched between those Spaniards are Colombian Nairo Quintana, in third, and Contadors Czech teammate Roman Kreuziger, in fourth. They are all more than five minutes behind Froome. With Froome so dominant and his lead so large, Saturdays penultimate stage might have been devoid of all suspense were the battle for podium places not so close and intense behind him. Places arent just for honor. There are financial incentives, too. Second-place prize is $263,000. Third gets half that. Froome will get 450,000 euros. With a succession of six climbs, getting harder and ending with a steep uphill, Stage 20 offers a fine arena for the contenders to land their final punches. The last climb Saturday is HC or Hors Categorie, meaning its considered too hard to classify. Riders can lose or gain big time on such ascents, but surely not the more than five minutes they would need to dethrone Froome, not unless he crashes or has a similar mishap. Quintana, who is 21 seconds behind Contador, wasnt giving away his strategy, We have to wait and see how the stage develops. Sometimes you visualize it one way, and the stage doesnt develop how you think it will. Well decide during the stage, he said. Itll be a very difficult and challenging stage, well have to be very alert. Saturday will be Froomes 12th day in the race leaders yellow jersey. He took it in the Pyrenees and has worn it through Britanny, across to the Alps, in baking sunshine and, on Friday, a cold storm that doused riders up the days final climb. The 127-mile trek from Bourg-dOisans wound past peaks so high that their snows have resisted the July sun. It started with two HC climbs and ended with two still tough Category 1 ascen ts before a long downhill to Le Grand-Bornand. The Alpine town swathed its church tower in cloth canary yellow like Froomes jersey to welcome the riders Rui Costa won the stage the Portuguese riders secon d of this Tour with a solo breakaway on that final ascent to the Col de la Croix Fry, catching Frenchman Pierre Roland on the way up Froome braced himself fo r a big Contador attack that never materialized on any o f Fridays climbs, nor in the final downhill made especia lly hairy by the wet roads. Having pushed Froome and his Sky team hard in the past weeks, Contador now seems largely spent. With Quintana breathing down his neck for second place, Contador chose Frida y not to take risks. There was a moment when I wanted to attack and thought about it, said the 2007 and winner, who was stripped of his 2010 vic tory for a failed doping test. But then I thought it was best to reach the finish line. That suited Froome just fine. I am excited, but quietly excited, Froome said. One final big effort, then we can start relaxing on the ride int o Paris. AP Sports Writer Jerome Pugmire contributed to this report. Continued from B1 Tour in final stage By JON KRAWCZYNSKI Associated PressLAS VEGAS B asketball was made for s ummer. The playgrounds and s chool yard courts come a live when the temperature w arms up, with kids watchi ng the NBAFinals and m imicking their favorite p layers. High school players hit t he AAU circuit, crisscrossi ng the country for premier t ournaments and college r ecruiting is in full effect. And for years, the NBA s imply sat out. The championship would c onclude in June, the draft w ould take place a week l ater and then the league w ould go dark for the rest o f the summer. The problem was in the o ld days, they would build u p the draft, then nothing b ecause theyd concede to b aseball, Warren LeGarie s aid. That was a mistake. LeGarie, an agent who r epresents some prominent N BAcoaches, has helped t urn the Las Vegas summer l eague into an event that k eeps the league in the h eadlines well into July. What started as a sixt eam gathering that was t hrown together on the fly i n 2004 has blossomed into a 22-team summit that i ncludes a tournament, o wnersmeetings and one o f the few chances for a gents and representatives f rom all 30 teams to meet i n one place to hash out c ontracts, discuss trades a nd lay the groundwork for f uture deals. We want it so that peop le know that theres great b asketball, but theres also a way to break down the w alls so that people can r eacquaint, develop new a cquaintances or in some c ases repair old acquaint ances, LeGarie said. There was a lot of face to f ace. We created something l ike the winter baseball m eetings, where people can c ome in converse, do busin ess, and then get down to t he business of basketball. LeGarie had been lobbyi ng the league for quite s ome time to bring the summ er league to Las Vegas for a centralized event. Several satellite leagues h ad been run in the past, in p laces like Colorado, B oston and on the campus o f Loyola Marymount in C alifornia. But the fractured nature o f the meetings made it diff icult for schedules to be c oordinated, and the door o pened for LeGarie in 2 004. Boston hosted the D emocratic national conv ention, leaving a dearth of h otel rooms for the teams s cheduled to participate in t he summer league. LeGarie got Boston, Washington, Cleveland, Phoenix, Denver and Orlando for the first Vegas summer league, and it quickly grew to a 16-team field. At the behest of Adam Silver, who will take over for David Stern as NBA commissioner in February, the NBAgot directly involved in 2007, paying LeGarie, Albert Hall and VSLProperties to put on the event while helping with promotion and organization. Its highly successful, Silver said. The competition is terrific. We feel very much a part of the community in terms of our participation, our owners, GMs and coaches feel very welcome here and its created fantastic programming. The summer league games are broadcast on NBATVand ESPN has a SportsCenter set on scene at the Thomas and Mack Center. The games feature highprofile rookies, but most of the scouts and executives watching from the stands are more interested in evaluating the many players who come to Vegas with no contract for the coming season. Everyone is constantly searching for the next diamond in the rough, the unknown talent who is either coming off an injury or hasnt been put in the right situation yet. Aplayer like Gary Neal. The Spurs guard went undrafted in 2007 and played in Spain, Turkey and Italy for three years before San Antonio invited him to play for its summer league team in 2010. He played well enough to earn a three-year contract and has established himself as a key cog for a team that lost to the Miami Heat in seven games in the finals this season. Jeremy Lin started to make a name for himself with the Dallas Mavericks summer league team in 2010, earning him a contract with the Golden State Warriors. There are also the mirages that come in the desert, players like Anthony Randolph, Jonny Flynn and Randy Foye who lit up summer league but had trouble gaining traction in the league. And while most of the rosters are peppered with no-names, journeymen and guys who will never become stars in the league, it feeds the hardcore basketball fan that for too long was left without anything to sink his teeth into once the draft concluded. They never understood the kind of appetite there was from not the normal fan, the rabid fan, LeGarie said. The guy who lives and breathes with stats, with information and stories and background and all these things that sound quaint but to these guys its the life blood, their passion. We realized we were on to something in our first year when we didnt get the box score up from the first game for like 15 minutes. We got hate mail saying, Get that up! What are you guys doing? Over the years the tournament has expanded to two gyms on the UNLV campus and is holding a tournament that will crown a champion for the first time. Thats making it way more competitive out here, Timberwolves first-round pick Shabazz Muhammad said. Guys are trying on defense and making each other better for the season, which is a good thing. I think its a great idea that they went from a playoff system. Spurs GM R.C. Buford said the event has value both on the court and off, but he wasnt ready to declare the new format a success just yet. Its obviously become a great event and theres a lot of things that are a positive about it, Spurs GM R.C. Buford said. I want to listen to our group to evaluate the tournament format. I dont know that we have a conclusion with how we feel about it. Perhaps even more important than the action on the court what is happening off it. General managers find each other in the hallways of the Vegas resort hotels for deal-making discussions. Agents stump for their clients to get an invite to training camp. Coaches looking for jobs are passing out resumes. This was never my dream to be a head of a summer league, LeGarie said. I see it as a big party that I get to invite a lot of friends to. And thats what its become. Its a happening where you get to bring your best basketball friends. ___ Follow Jon Krawczynski on Twitter: zynski Vegas league puts NBA on summer map Guys are trying on defense and making each other better for the season.SHABAZZMUHAMMAD Timberwolves draft pick rf


Page B4News-SunSunday, July 21, DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; main A 7/7,14,21,28; 0 0 0 3 0 7 1 7 biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 AMERICAN GOLF CARTS; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 7/7,14,21; 0 0 0 3 0 9 0 2 t he Universal Center of M artial Arts. Noah Weed, S teves son, will be the main e vent of the Swamp Brawl, f ighting for a title belt at the 1 35-pound level in his 10th c areer fight (hes 6-3). Also on the MMAcard is S ebrings Brian Jean (5-3) at 1 50 pounds, who is also s cheduled to be fighting for a belt. Chris Miller, Weed and J ean will all be able to bring a little something more to t he cage this time around. T hose three now have e nough fights under their b elt to be able to do what is c alled ground and pound, m eaning that blows to the h ead are legal when the f ighters are grappling on the m at. Before, only body b lows were allowed. That w ill make their fights more l ike the ones you see on the t elevised MMAbouts. Three kickboxers from the F uture Dragons Kung Fu C lub will also enter the cage o n Aug. 10. Justin Chin (30 ) will fight at 190 pounds, J onathan Casillas (1-1) will f ight at 140 and Jordan P oulos (0-1) will fight at 1 35. Everyone is ready to supp ort Sebring and showcase o ur skills, Chin said. Its n ice when you know that e veryone is out there cheeri ng you because youre repr esenting the hometown. Miller said that in addition to the fights, there will be plenty of other attractions. The Firemen will be serving beer and beverages, Don Joses will be selling appetizers and food, Summer Smith will sing the national anthem, Justin Grimes will entertain before the bouts and at intermission and Jeremy Daugherty will be the DJ. There will also be bounce house jousting for the kids. On Friday, Aug. 9, the weigh-ins and a pre-event party will be held at Blue Lagoon Saloon from 7-9 p.m. On Saturday, the doors open at 6 p.m. and the fights start at 7 p.m. We are trying to bring a whole bunch of different things to the table, Chris Miller said. Sebring needs something going on, a little excitement. Theres 14 scheduled fights. There will probably end up being 12 or 13 because theres always one or two that back out for some reason. Tickets are $20 and there are a few six-seat VIPtables left for $250. Go to or call 402-0400 to order tickets. Continued from B1 Scott Dressel/News-Sun Sebrings Hale Kelly works on the speed bag at the Universal Center of Martial Arts. Kelly will be making his MMA debut at the Sebring Swamp Brawl on Aug. 10. MMA is on its way Think about that for a seco nd. Agrown adult, becoming s o enraged that they were t hrown out of a game being p layed by 5and 6-year-old k ids. Really? Ive had a few people q uestion me as to the rationa le behind having a state t ournament for kids of this a ge. I mean, what is the overall p oint? Using these kids as a way t o make money? For them to g et sucked into the win-ata ll-costs mentality at an age w here they barely know w hat theyre doing on the field? And thats just dealing with the premise of ramping up the competition at an age where they really should just be learning the game. That parent that got thrown out was just the most extreme example of people being way too over the top. At a slightly older agelevel tournament, being played in predominantly good spirits by the kids, I heard a mother at one point shout out Shove it down their throats! And I hear it all the time at the high school games I cover, grown adults unabashedly screaming at officials, taunting teenaged kids. I often bristle at it, but take solace in the fact that these kids are older and most are so involved with the game they are playing that they likely dont hear it. But to see that now becoming the norm in youth league contests, it is all the more disturbing. Athletics can provide many lessons that are applicable in life. But those lessons could very well be lost if the kids are taught that its all about winning before they even know how to play the game. Dan Hoehne is the Sports Editor of the News-Sun. He can be reachead at Continued from B1 Sports have lessons beyond winning to play when Jordan took third, being four holes ahead. In the 14-up girls division, Kendall Griffin beat Sarah Liles after twelve holes being seven over and Morgan Baxendale took third being 5 and 4 over Meredith McKenna, keeping in mind that five represents the hole-advantage and four representing the number of holes left to play when the match ended. Zach Doorlag just beat Billy Carol with 2 and 1 over to take the 9-10 boys division. Proving even more the tough competition of the day was the matchup between Jaxon Davis and Clay Jacons, with Davis winning third with 1-up. The 11-12 boys was led by Beckham Donovan who beat Will Redding 2-up. Taking third and fourth was Josh Bible and Clayton Samuels who went 4 and 2. Seth and Scott Hamilton claimed first and second with Seth edging Scott 1up, the same score settling Michael Curran and Carson Warner with third and fourth. The 15-16 boystop four also took the titles with similar scores. Colin Kresl overcame Andrew Wally and Sam Rodgers took Ben Tubbs both teams with a final score of 4 and 3. Last but not least were the 17-18 boys, with Cole Berger beating Colin Walkup with a score of 4 and 3. Taking third and fourth was Jonah Brown who came out over Easton Dav is 2-up. The tour continues, and reverts back to stroke play Thursday with an event at Highlands Ridge North, after which just three events remain in the Sertoma season. Continued from B1 Tour heading to home stretch Associated PressDAYTONABEACH NASCAR suspended the use of aerial camera systems Friday, nearly two months after a Fox Sports cable snapped and injured fans and damaged some cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Ten people were injured during the Coca-Cola 600 when part of the drive rope landed in the grandstand. Three people were taken to hospitals, and were checked out and released soon after. NASCAR has decided, in collaboration with its broadcast partners, to suspend all media partner usage of aerial camera systems that hang over race tracks, NASCAR said in a statement. The safety of our competitors and our fans remains NASCARs No. 1 priority, and until total evaluation and analysis have been completed, usage of this particular technology enhancement and any similar enhancements, has been suspended. Fox successfully used the CATCAM system at the Daytona 500 and the Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte. said Friday that ESPN had planned to use the Batcam system ne xt weekend for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis and th e Aug. 11 race at Watkins Glen, N.Y. We have an excellent working relationship with NASCAR and totally understand their position, Rich Feinberg, ESPNs vic e president of motorsports production, told We look forward to begin ning our NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule at Indianapolis and televising 17 great weeks of racing. NASCAR suspends use of aerial camera systems Associated PressTORONTO Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb, who sustained a concussion when he was hit in the head by a batted ball in June, is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Class-A Charlotte on Tuesday. Cobb, 6-2 with a 3.01 ERAin 13 starts, was cleared on Friday to begin his rehab after throwing 59 pitches in a four inning simulated game at Tampa Bays spring training complex one day earlier. Cobb to begin minor league rehab rfnr tbbr nb


WASHINGTON (AP) Acompromise deal on student loans that could hold down loan rates in the short term was expected to come to a vote next week, well before students returning to campus this fall have to sign their loan agreements. While the deal could lower rates for students and parents over the next few years, it could spell higher rates as the economy improves. The Senate deal pegs the interest rates on new loans to the financial markets. Under the deal, undergraduates this fall could borrow at a 3.9 percent interest rate. Graduate students would have access to loans at 5.4 percent, and parents would be able to borrow at 6.4 percent. Those rates would climb as the economy improves and it becomes more expensive for the government to borrow money. The compromise undoes the doubling of rates on some student loans that took hold on July 1, and one analysis of the Senate deal suggests incoming freshmen would save more than $3,300 in interest. We have gone through weeks of negotiations and we have an agreement, said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. At the White House, spokesman Jay Carney said President Barack Obama was glad to see that a compromise seems to be coming together. And Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said students benefited: For every one of them, the interest rates on their loans will be lower. At least for now. The compromise could be a goo d deal for students through the 2015 academic year, but then interest rates are expected to climb above where they were when students left campus in the spring. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 21, 2013 Page B5 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 4 Central Security 1x6 color 00031250 By ROD LEWIS News-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID Cow P ies Country Store and C reamery opened its doors f or business on Monday at 2 12 County Road 621 East. Cow Pies offers a take-out m enu that includes items like a brown bag lunch consisting o f a sandwich, chips and a h omemade cookie. Salads a re available, as are desserts a nd a frozen custard that C ow Pies claims is udderly d elicious. Owner Melissa Curry said s he believes this is the only p lace for a hundred miles w here you can get frozen c ustard. There are other things on t he menu, including a daily s oup and a dessert that is a d aily special. There are also m any other frozen treats, i ncluding the Brainfreeze. While the food is a big p art of the business, it also is a country store. It is kind of l ike a miniature Cracker B arrel, although most of w hat is featured is from local c rafters, Curry said. Curry stated that there are e ight artists represented in t he store currently, with eight m ore ready to bring items to b e displayed. Artists are welc ome to contact Curry to disc uss displaying their wares. Curry said the work to get t he store ready took months. Almost everything in the s tore has been made from r ecycled material, Curry s aid. The walls are made o ut of pallet wood and the f loors are made from brown p aper. She said that for the floor, they took brown paper and balled it up and dipped it in a glue and water mixture, then flattened it on the floor overlapped it and then coated it with polyurethane. The counter, except for the top, was made from privacy fence that we tore down ourselves. Everything that is in the building is handmade. There is a room dedicated for girlsstuff, and in another area of the store there are items such as a fire pit and cedar benches. There is also an area where there are books on Florida. The grand opening is on Saturday, July 27. Curry says that there is a lot being planned for the grand opening. There will be a lot of things for children including bounce houses, face painting, a magician and a live band called Front Porch,which will be performing from 111. We will also have free hot dogs. Hours of operation are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. They are closed on Sunday. Call (863) 659-1445, or look for them on Facebook. Cow Pies offering udderly delicious treats in Lake Placid Business Rod Lewis/ News-Sun Cow Pies Country Store and Creamery opened its doors for business on Monday at 212 County Road 621 East. Compromise would restore lower college loan rates


Page B6 News-SunSunday, July 21, 2013 P l a c e s t o W o r s h i p i s a p a i d a d v e r t i s e m e n t i n t h e N e w s S u n t h a t i s p u b l i s h e d F r i d a y a n d S u n d a y T o f i n d o u t m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o n h o w t o p l a c e a l i s t i n g i n t h i s d i r e c t o r y c a l l t h e N e w s S u n a t 3 8 5 6 1 5 5 e x t 5 9 6 A N G L I C A N N e w L i f e A n g l i c a n F e l l o w s h i p 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.A S S E M B L Y O F G O D C h r i s t F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h ( A s s e m b l y o f G o d ) 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. F i r s t A s s e m b l y o f G o d 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.B A P T I S T A v o n P a r k L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 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. B e t h a n y B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (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., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to or call the church office at 863-452-1136. F a i t h M i s s i o n a r y B a p t i s t C h u r c h 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. F e l l o w s h i p B a p t i s t C h u r c h 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: 4534256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow; Web site, www.apfellow F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f A v o n P a r k 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, 4:45 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 6 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6-7:30 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. Morning and evening services available at Select Media, select Sermon Library, select Date. Call 453-6681 for details. In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e J o s e p h i n e 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. 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. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e P l a c i d Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: Email: 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 F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L o r i d a 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 655-1878. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h S e b r i n g 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior 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 F l o r i d a A v e n u e B a p t i s t C h u r c h 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. I n d e p e n d e n t B a p t i s t C h u r c h 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, missionminded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L e i s u r e L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 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 6990671 for more information. M a r a n a t h a B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 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 382-4301. P a r k w a y F r e e W i l l B a p t i s t C h u r c h 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-theMonth-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S p a r t a R o a d B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 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. S o u t h s i d e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 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-ofhearing. Office phone, 385-0752. S p r i n g L a k e B a p t i s t C h u r c h Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. 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. S u n r i d g e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 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.C A T H O L I C O u r L a d y o f G r a c e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 595 E. 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 (September to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 9th and up, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. S t C a t h e r i n e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish office/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email,; website, School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email School office hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. 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), 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 99:45 a.m. Sunday. Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. S t J a m e s C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 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.C H R I S T I A N C o r n e r s t o n e C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h (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. E a s t s i d e C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! S e b r i n g C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 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 382-6676. F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h ( D i s c i p l e s o f C h r i s t ) 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.C H R I S T I A N & M I S S I O N A R Y A L L I A N C E The A l l i a n c e C h u r c h o f S e b r i n g 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C H R I S T I A N S C I E N C E C h r i s t i a n S c i e n c e C h u r c h 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 Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lessonsermons.C H U R C H O F B R E T H R E N C h u r c h o f t h e B r e t h r e n 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 H U R C H O F C H R I S T A v o n P a r k C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. L a k e P l a c i d C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website S e b r i n g P a r k w a y C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 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. C H U R C H O F G O D C h u r c h o n t h e R i d g e 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) 382-0773.C H U R C H O F N A Z A R E N E F i r s t C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f A v o n P a r k 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. F i r s t C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f L a k e P l a c i d 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.C H U R C H E S O F C H R I S T I N C H R I S T I A N U N I O N C o m m u n i t y B i b l e C h u r c h C h u r c h e s o f C h r i s t i n C h r i s t i a n U n i o n (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP By FRAZIER MOORE APTelevision WriterNEWYORK That c liche about awards says its a n honor just to be nominate d. But what about all the w orthies Emmy overlooks e ach year? Are they being d ishonored by Emmys negl ect? It was a question raised by E mmys latest round of s nubs as this years nomin ees were announced T hursday. HBOs magnificent Treme? Jilted yet again. Same for AMCs The W alking Dead and HBOs True Blood. They just s eem to freak out Emmy j udges. Showtimes Dexter was s hut out, too, with no Emmy l ove lost on Michael C. Hall ( a past best-actor nominee f ive years in a row) or for J ennifer Carpenter, who, as D exters foul-mouthed sister, h as never been nominated f or one of TVs most vivid p ortrayals. Anyone who saw Tatiana Maslany in BBC Americas Orphan Black was floored by her multiple roles as identical women who were revealed to be clones. But Emmy shut its eyes to a salute for her. FXs motorcycle drama Sons of Anarchy continues to get Emmys cold shoulder, despite riveting performances from an impressive gang of actors (including Katey Sagal, who won a 2011 Golden Globe for her role as the motorcycle clubs firey matriarch but, in her long career, has never snagged an Emmy nomination). And what about The Americans, FXs splendid Cold War-era thriller? Sure, it scored a guest-actress nod for Margo Martindale. But how to explain zero recognition for terrific performances by stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys (not to mention the sly supporting-actor turn by Noah Emmerich)? Speaking of indelible supporting actors: Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede on AMCs Hell on Wheels, which, like Heyerdahl, was spurned by the Emmys. And is there any point in lamenting a second year that Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman were forgotten along with their great work for AMCs The Killing? Kevin Bacons entry into series TVwas received with excitement when Foxs serial-killer drama The Following debuted earlier this year, but it was hold the Bacon at the Emmys as he and his series was ignored. What a difference a year makes: Foxs comedy New Girl landed two Emmy nominations last season for lead actress Zooey Deschanel and supporting actor Max Greenfield. They and the show got nada on Thursday. Jon Cryer, last years bestactor winner for the CBS comedy Two and a Half Men, was shut out of a nomination this year. And Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet, last years winner as comedy supporting actor, failed to make the cut this year. Three of Stonestreets cast mates on the ABC hit were named instead. On Thursday the broadcast networks were crowing about their nominations, with ABC reaping 45 and CBS and NBC both claiming 53. But none came close to HBOs 108, and Emmy continued to be unimpressed with the crop of new series the broadcast networks introduced the past year, in what might suggest a distressing trend. During the 2011-12 season, only nine freshman series on the five broadcast networks got so much as a single nomination. During the 2012-13 season, that number shrank to these two major nominations for a pa ir of new series: Connie Britton as best actress on ABCs Nashville, and Anthony Bourdain on ABC s The Taste as outstanding host of a reality-competitio n show. Meanwhile, Internet TV network Netflix scored fou r major nominations (out of 1 4 in all) as it entered the Emmy fray with its new online originals: a trifecta for House of Cards (outstanding drama series, lead actor and lead actress) as well as outstanding lead actor for the comedy Arrested Development. So far in its first Emmys race, Netflix clearly feels honored. Frazier Moore is a national television columnist for The Associated Press. He can be reached at and at Emmy nominations leave snubbed shows, stars behind MCT Andrew Lincoln and the rest of AMChit The Walking Dead cast were snubbed by the Emmy nominations again.


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 21, 2013 Page B7 E P I S C O P A L S t A g n e s E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church office 385-7649, for more information. S t F r a n c i s o f A s s i s i A n g l i c a n E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Summer Sunday schedule, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., June 2-Sept. 1, 10 a.m. Bible study. 6 p.m. Wednesday: Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m. Thursday. St. Francis Thrift Shop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (863) 8403715.E V A N G E L I C A L F R E E C H U R C H O F A M E R I C A T h e C h u r c h o f t h e W a y E F C A 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Office Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ Web site: G R A C E B R E T H R E N G r a c e B r e t h r e n C h u r c h 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, primetimers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and AfterSchool Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at .I N D E P E N D E N T F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at 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.I N T E R D E N O M I N A T I O N A L W o r l d H a r v e s t a n d R e s t o r a t i o n M i n i s t r i e s (non-denominational) 2200 N. 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.L U T H E R A N A t o n e m e n t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( E L C A ) 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. C h r i s t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h A v o n P a r k L C M S 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) 471-2663 or see F a i t h L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring Church phone: 385-7848 Faith Child Development Center: 3853232. Summer Sunday Worship Service: 10 a.m. Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:00 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 10 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. G o o d S h e p h e r d L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( A A L C ) A m e r i c a n A s s o c i a t i o n o f L u t h e r a n C h u r c h e s 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3852346. N e w L i f e E v a n g e l i c a l L u t h e r a n C h u r c h 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at R e s u r r e c t i o n L u t h e r a n C h u r c h E L C A 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. 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. Gods Work, Our Hands. T r i n i t y L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 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. NonTraditional 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 Preschool, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: .N O N D E N O M I N A T I O N A L B i b l e F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h 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 Church office 385-1024. C a l v a r y C h u r c h 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. C h r i s t i a n T r a i n i n g M i n i s t r i e s I n c on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, Casey L. Downing, associate minister, Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm C r o s s r o a d s o f L i f e 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863655-9163. The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). G r a c e B i b l e C h u r c h 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, 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. F a i t h C e n t e r W e s t M i n i s t r y Restoring Lives, Families &Communities. In the Banyan Plaza at 2349 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. Pastors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor the public to worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. for Praise & Worship and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. Children classes are available for all services. Ministries for youth, men and women are held throughout the month. Please attend these Spiritfilled services. Moving Forward in Unity. Church office, 385-1800 or 655-2748. H i g h l a n d s C o m m u n i t y C h u r c h 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. N e w B e g i n n i n g s C h u r c h o f S e b r i n g meeting at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. Begin your week with us. T h e L o r d s S e n t i n e l F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h 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 U n i o n C h u r c h 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 U n i t y L i f e E n r i c h m e n t C e n t r e new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail Web site, 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. P R E S B Y T E R I A N C o v e n a n t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h ( P C A ) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 338722113. Pastor Tom Schneider. 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; email: ; Web site: Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 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. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 3850107. Email:, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P, 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.; Contemporary Worship, 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. S p r i n g L a k e P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h ( U S A ) 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,, Web site, E V E N T H D A Y A D V E N T I S T A v o n P a r k S e v e n t h d a y A d v e n t i s t C h u r c h 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail:, 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 S e b r i n g S e v e n t h D a y A d v e n t i s t C h u r c h 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 3852438. 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.T H E C H U R C H O F L A T T E R D A Y S A I N T S T h e C h u r c h o f J e s u s C h r i s t o f L a t t e r D a y S a i n t s 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 78:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 811 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.T H E S A L V A T I O N A R M Y T h e S a l v a t i o n A r m y C e n t e r f o r W o r s h i p 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 or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. U N I T E D M E T H O D I S T F i r s t U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 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, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. F i r s t U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 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: M e m o r i a l U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, 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 or call the church office at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 4650313. S t J o h n U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 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. S p r i n g L a k e U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040.U N I T E D C H U R C H O F C H R I S T E m m a n u e l U n i t e d C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 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. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuel Special to the News-SunLAKEPLACID The Caladium A rts and Crafts Cooperative Artist of t he Month for July and August is K aren Malloy. Malloy has been a member since 2 010. I grew up in the town of Maine in u pstate New York and I graduated f rom Maine Endwell High School a nd attended college in Rochester, N .Y., Malloy said. Due to health i ssues, I dropped out in the first s emester. I moved to Venus in 1998 w ith my husband. Included in this m ove was what we fondly call our p etting zoo of two cockatiels, two c ats, 10 dogs (all dumped or resc ued), three horses and three goats. N eedless to say it was quite a move. All through my growing years I w as doing basic arts and crafts along w ith crochet and needle craft. My f irst painting class was a One Stroke P aintingclass with our current president, Judy Nicewicz here at the Caladium Arts & Crafts Cooperative in 2008. This turned into four years of classes. In 2012, I decided to try watercolor and enrolled in that painting class also here at the Caladium Arts. All of my painting training has started right here. Besides the two classes, Caladium Arts members and fellow artists Jean Gragert and Sue Ellen Robinson have been of great help and my sounding boards when I need an opinion or extra help with projects. The range of my work includes acrylic paint, stone, watercolor, silk flower arranging and grapevine wreaths. I started painting pictures on stones in 2010 using acrylic paint. Stones (or flat rocks) are my main focal point. I also painted on a mill saw last year. This was a commissioned landscape of a log home with the valley behind. I am now working on a 5-foot-2 man saw for the same customer. As my first painting instructor told us, If it holds still you can paint on it.I have also recently expanded to watercolor. I have found that every painting I do is a learning experience with something new around every corner. Come visit the Caladium Arts & Crafts Cooperative to see her Artist of the Month display in person and buy a special piece for yourself or a gift. The Caladium Arts & Crafts Cooperative is at 132 E. Interlake Blvd. in Americas Most Interesting Town, Lake Placid. It is a unique establishment allowing local artisans the opportunity to offer their works of art and crafts for sale and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information on becoming a member, call 699-5940 or visit Malloy is Lake Placid Caladium Co-op Artist of the Month for July, August SAN DIEGO (AP) Its been years since Harrison Ford played towering film characters Indiana Jones and Han Solo, but the questions still come especially at Comic-Con. Ford made his second appearance at the all-thingsgeek gathering Thursday to promote his new film Enders Game. It might as well have been the 1980s, though, as far as fans were concerned. Given the chance to ask questions about the new film, they instead peppered the 71-year-old star with questions about characters he long ago left behind. One fan asked, light sabers aside, what might happen if Solo, the Millennium Falcon pilot from Star Wars, met Jones, the adventure-addicted archaeologist. Hi, how are you? Ford asked before shaking his head taking off his glasses and rubbing his eyes in a marvelous moment of comedic timing. Another questioner, a man from Brazil who said he dreamed of being the whipwielding, fedora-featuring Jones as a kid, asked if Solo would make a good soldier for Col. Hyrum Graff, the charact er Ford plays in Enders Game. You know, you and I have a lot in common. I used to dream about being Indiana Jones whe n I was younger. Not so much anymore, Ford said, pausing while the audience laughed. I dont think Han Solo would b e good as a soldier in anybodys army. I think hes what we call now an independent contractor. Harrison Ford cant escape Solo, Jones


Through efforts by the N ational Recreation and Park A ssociation (NRPA), in 2009 t he U.S. House of R epresentatives passed an o fficial resolution deeming J uly Parks and Recreation M onth. The NRPAsupports all p ark and recreation commun ities and the general public i n promoting summer prog ramming and celebrations in s upport of the field. The t heme this year is I Love M y Park and Recreation. W hat better time to enjoy s ome of the local parks? Ahuge variety of parks, g reen spaces and recreational o pportunities await anyone t hat has a desire to seek them o ut. Right here in Highlands C ounty we have county, state a nd city parks for all to e njoy. Research has shown t hat when people have access t o parks, they will exercise m ore, have a better mental o utlook, reap the benefits of a cleaner environment and be m ore community minded. Having a nearby park e ncourages many people to e xercise more thereby i ncreasing their physical well b eing as well as reducing the r isk of sickness and disease. G etting physical has also b een shown to relieve sympt oms of depression and anxie ty. Being in the natural w orld has a way of improvi ng physical and psychologic al health. Parks and other natural a reas are known for the abund ance of trees, which reduce a ir and water pollution. They also keep the areas cooler and produce oxygen and shade. Parks have also been credited with producing social and community development benefits. Many cities and urban areas that offer recreational opportunities to local youths help to create a sense of community. These programs and access to natural areas has been linked to reductions in crime and reductions in juvenile delinquency. Recreational opportunities offered to at-risk youths assists in keeping these kids busy and having a goal as well as new friendships and values. Studies have also shown that green space increases the value of nearby property. Quality of life is very important to new residents and businesses. The availability of parks draws tourists and in many cases, improves the economic conditions of the area. Being outdoors is a good way for people of every age, background and ability to understand the natural world and stay healthy. Whether the preference is biking, running, walking, canoeing, watching wildlife, playing or picnicking, nature offers something to everyone. Parks and recreation are critically important to the economic and environmental well-being of communities, and the physical and mental health of individuals, said Barbara Tulipane, chief executive officer of the National Recreation and Park Association. As the field faces the most difficult times in decades, its important for Americans to use their collective voices and energy this July to fight for well supported and robust park and recreation systems. This July why not get out and enjoy some of the local parks? Take the kids or grandkids and make a day or even a weekend of it. See nature and have some fun in the process. Corine 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 NewsSun. Page B8 News-SunSunday, July 21, 2013 church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 0 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 7/21/13; 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 0 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 7/21/13; 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 3 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 7/21/13; 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 4 CROSSWORDSOLUTION July is Parks and Recreation Month Courtesy photo Preston Farrer, Faith Farrer and Justin Burgess enjoy a day at the Sun n Lake Preserve. Being outdoors is a good way for people of every age, background and ability to understand the natural world and stay healthy. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess r rfnrt rbnrrtrr ntttbf nrtrr rtrrt rrttfr ftrbt rrrtrr tnr ttt fnttrr rrrtr rrrrtr rtr


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 21, 2013 Page B9 Diversions/Puzzles C HILDSPLAYBy AMYJOHNSON ACROSS 1 Tie-dye locale 5 "Sonic the Hedgehog" developer 9 Skunk Le Pew 13 Pileggi of "The XFiles" 18 Suffix for stink 19 Sea once fed by the Amu Darya River 20 Round Table array 21 Cape Cod vacation destination 22 Obstacles 25 End-of-term hurdle 26 Put out there 27 Pealed 28 Barroom disorder 29 Special Olympics founder Shriver 30 Picked up on 32 Wild pair, sometimes 34 Biblical verb 36 Playwright Ensler 37 Technology in Pixar films, briefly 38 "Wicked Game" rocker Chris 41 Boastful opening 43 Civil War historian Shelby 46 Aquarium fish 50 "The Phantom of the Opera" setting 53 With reason 55 Coal industry org. 56 Conspiracy 57 Get under the tag, hopefully 58 Hades, to Satan 59 Amanda of "2012" 61 Like drag strips 63 24-hr. convenience 64 A hitchhiker might have one 65 Morsel mentioned in '80s Australian tourism ads 70 Spots 72 Area usually not mowed 73 Pelican St. metropolis 74 Spanish 101 verb 77 Dummy on Bergen's knee 78 As a companion 80 "Herding Cats: A Life in Politics" author 82 Bargain basement letters 83 Seasoned sailor 85 Abstained, in a way 88 Cries from one standing on a chair, maybe 89 Obeys 91 Kudrow of "Friends" 92 Navel concavity 93 "__ apptit!" 94 NYC visitor's final destination, perhaps 95 1998 home run record chaser 97 Take the gold 104 Puts into words 108 Unprincipled 109 Reduce 110 Pigeon shelter 112 Half-pretentious? 113 Shows pluck 114 Snap 117 Play, as Julius Caesar 118 Curved moldings 119 Blew the whistle 120 Blows the whistle 121 Shades 122 Gamer's title island 123 Nice sweetheart 124 Brief writer: Abbr. DOWN 1 Places on una avenida residencial 2 Fictional Ziff infatuated with Marge Simpson 3 Wear black, perhaps 4 Little Spitz, briefly 5 Dieters' lunch orders 6 "__ Brockovich" 7 Turf controller 8 Subj. with exponents 9 Worker, informally 10 Host 11 Gumby's sidekick 12 Relatives of ums 13 Honshu Isl. peak 14 Youngest of the three Prozorov sisters 15 Forum wear 16 Figure out 17 Case weaknesses 20 Coeur d'__ 23 Dissolution 24 Low-budget flicks 29 Advantages 31 "Inside the NBA" analyst, to fans 33 Outer: Pref. 35 Wii locale 36 Tight position? 38 Morning announcement 39 Word before time and place 40 At this very moment 42 Flip over 43 Trust 44 "Grumpy" film title characters 45 Ftbol shout 46 Part of a layette 47 Hippie bus decal 48 __ marsala 49 Choir number 51 Perry of fashion 52 Hardly inconspicuous 54 Egyptian, usually 60 Show places? 62 Dressed to the nines, with "up" 64 Log holder 66 Take back to the drawing board 67 Eye-catching signs 68 Nuts go-with 69 Island greetings 70 __ quam videri: North Carolina motto 71 Three-time All-Pro Giant lineman Chris 75 Half-Betazoid aboard the Enterprise 76 "Alfred" composer 78 It might be inspired 79 Driving instructor 81 Storm that's chased 84 Grave offender? 86 Neat finish? 87 Med sch. subject 90 Fangorn Forest inhabitant 93 Toots one's horn 94 Outback young 96 Reason for oversleeping 97 Future officer 98 Saudi neighbor 99 Bugs with weapons 100 Like a Siberian Husky's ears 101 Informal science 102 Sketch artist's array 103 Certain follower's reading 105 Ostentation 106 One giving Scarlett a fever? 107 No tough guy 110 Study all night 111 Luxury hotel chain 114 "Ten Little Indians" actor Herbert 115 Today preceder 116 Victoria's Secret buy Solution on page B8 The room was charged. Children filled the seats. The chatter and laughter of little voices at fevered pitch reverberated off the walls of the sanctuary. It was if they were plugged into an electric source that lit up the place. Im recalling yearly Vacation Bible Schools put on by our church. The theme for each one was different. Whether we took them on ocean voyages, into the jungles, flying high in the sky or into a special kidsclubhouse and race car rally, the childrens enthusiasm was contagious. For some, VBS was new territory. Theyd never been to our church building and so they didnt know any of us. Therefore, the opening session started out a little less boisterous since they didnt know what to expect. But, by the closing of the day, it was as if theyd been infused with new energy, new lifejoy! Each succeeding day brought high fives, hugs and tons of questions about every aspect of their experiences. When will the puppets come out?Can I take my craft home today?When do we race our cars?Their enthusiasm was contagious. But, first, we needed to be enthusiastic ourselves. Our positive emotions would be like vibrations that created motion and emotion in them. By our actions and attitudes enthusiasm was released lifting u p those little ones around us along with their parents. Enthusiasm. It means to be possessed by God. Now, that is cool! I like knowing I belong to God an d that he belongs to me. To be his possession and cared for and guided by him, thats too marvelous for words. Just think, the Creator of the universe and every living thing including you and me loves us and wants each of us in his family. Recently I learned about a little girl who was rathe r gruff and had a vocabulary that matched. Then in Vacation Bible School she heard for the first time tha t Jesus loved her. She was astounded saying that no one had ever told her they loved her. She received the Lord Jesus that day and the result was astounding. Her behavior, her hunger to learn more, her countenancethey all suddenly were transformed. Like all of us who come to Jesus, she went from a creeping caterpillar to a delicate butterfly!As 2 Corinthians 5:17, NKJV, says, Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Be enthused!Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Contagious enthusiasm Pause And Consider Jan Merop Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 2 0) Avoid making an i mportant decision this week, A ries. Your mind is busy w ith too many ideas, and you w ill not be able to focus all o f your attention on one task. Taurus (April 21-May 2 1) Taurus, you may find y ou are focused on your f inances this week. Its a g ood time to assess spending h abits and make some c hanges for the better. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, you may find that l uck is on your side this w eek and you can use this to y our advantage. Take some r isks you might normally be h esitant to take. Cancer(June 22-July 22) You certainly are in the s potlight this week, Cancer. A ll of this attention may try y our nerves, so you may be i nterested in hiding out s omewhere. Later in the w eek, you will have the c hance. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) L eo, a discussion with a f riend could be significant t his week, inspiring you to e xpand your goals and purs ue new dreams with confid ence. Be thankful for the n ewfound inspiration. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Protect your privacy this w eek, Virgo. Though nothing s erious is on the horizon, n ow is a good time emphas ize safety and security for y ou and your family. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) R estlessness settles in this w eek, Libra. You might want t o plan a little adventure, w hether it is a weekend trip o r a night out on the town. T he goal is to change the s cenery. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, stay on top of bills, paperwork and anything else that helps you to get organized. Once youre finished catching up, resolve to be more organized going forward. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) You will have to put forth some extra effort this week, Sagittarius. It may feel like others arent pulling their weight, but you still need to do what you have to do to get the job done. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, take some extra time cleaning up in anticipation of an unexpected guest. While company is always welcome, you want to have a tidy home to show off. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquairus, enlist others to lend a helping hand this week. Others may not offer their time and effort, so be proactive in seeking help with an important task. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, it may be tempting to stay at home. But you have responsibilities, and they need to be tended to. You can always relax once your work is done. Famous birthdaysJuly 21: Robin Williams, comedian, 62; July 22: Selena Gomez, actress, 21; July 23: Michelle Williams, singer, 33; July 24: Kristin Chenoweth, actress, 45; July 25: Matt LeBlanc, actor, 45; July 26: Jeremy Piven, actor, 48; July 27: Dolph Ziggler, wrestler, 33. Change spending habits, Taurus DearAbby: Am I being selfish? My next-door neighbor (who is a friend) knew we had bought an expensive vacuum cleaner last year. She asked if she could try it out on her carpet and I agreed, thinking it would be a one-time favor. I should add that she watches our house and our cat when were traveling, and we do likewise for her. She recently asked if she could borrow it again, and I didnt know what to say. I didnt want to let her, so I made an excuse that I needed to buy more vacuum bags. I suspect that she borrowed it again without my permission two months ago while we were away because the cord wasnt like I had left it. How can I tactfully handle this situation? Shes on a tight budget and cant afford to buy this particular vacuum herself. AmI Selfish? DearAm I Selfish?: Rather than label you selfish, Id prefer to call you stuck. You allowed your friend to use the vacuum once and have given her free run of your home in your absence. Because she has used the vacuum again without your permission, she is likely to do it again. If youre afraid of the ick factor of having her dust in your house, youll have to tell her plainly that you dont want her to use the vacuum and probably find another house sitter. Or, knowing shes short of money, you might let her use the vacuum but suggest that when she uses one of your bags she buy some of her own and replace the one she used with a fresh one. DearAbby: I am a 19year-old woman who recently got over a bout of compulsive hair-pulling that left the top of my head bald. The hair hasnt completely grown back yet, so I refuse to go anywhere without a hat. When Im out in public, people often tell me its rude to wear a hat indoors. While I understand this, my hair is a sensitive subject that reduces me to tears. What can I say to people when they continue to badger me? Covered Up in Georgia DearCovered Up: Point out that it is even MORE rude to criticize someones attire when the person may have a legitimate reason for dressing that way. You should also talk with a hairstylist about buying an inexpensive hairpiece to wear until your hair grows back. That may curtail some of the unsolicited comments youre receiving. DearAbby: My mother refuses to get a cellphone. I know she isnt afraid of technology (she has a tablet and an e-reader). Her explanation for how to handle an emergency is: We will handle it like we did before there were cellphones. I had to remind her of the limited availability of pay phones or courtesy phones nowadays. Abby, it bothers me that she chooses not to have one. I find it hurtful that an easy way to handle family emergencies is being ignored. Its a simple solution. A prepaid cellphone with a big-numbered keyboard would be a good way for us to be on the same page. Any advice? Out Of Touch in Glens Falls, N.Y. DearOut Of Touch: Yes. Stop nagging your mother because its not working. Experience is the most effective teacher. Your mother will not appreciate what a blessing a cellphone can be until she learns the hard way what its like to need one and not have one. This may seem negative, but its the truth. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Dust-up over vacuum clouds friendship Horoscope Dear Abby

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