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B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Friends and n eighbors of Eron Walker a re asking the public for h elp. Monday afternoon,the s ingle mother and her three c hildren were burned out of t heir first floor apartment on O range Avenue. Sebring Fire Chief Brad B atz said the blaze began in t he kitchen because of an a ccidental stove fire that q uickly spread. The family h as lost everything. The only g ood news is that they were n ot at home at the time and n o one was hurt. Greg Ruggs was among m any neighbors who rushed t o help. The first sign of t rouble,he said,was a little s moke drifting out a window. N o one knew if anyone was i nside,so they pounded on t he door,getting no answer. Walkers roommate,Casey Pelham,was taking out trash with two of the children. At that point,Walker returned from a short shopping trip to buy diapers. She immediately unlocked the door,and tried to put the fire out using a fire extinguisher. It was too dangerous,however,and neighbors pulled her away. The Sebring Fire Department arrived quickly and got the fire under control. There was little damage from the flames themselves, but heavy smoke and water destroyed the familys belongings. It happened so quick, one neighbor said. I never saw a fire blow up so fast. Walker thanks her neighbors and friends. She said, N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 www.newssun .com 079099401001 Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 3 1 4 2 2 Friday-Saturday, August 9-10, 2013 Volume 94/Number 95 | 50 cents Classifieds A7 Crossword PuzzleB9 Dear Abby B9 Dear PharmacistB5 Editorial & OpinionA3 Healthy LivingB5 Movie ReviewB9 Religion B6 Sudoku PuzzleB9 Index By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Today is the last day to qualify for the citys election on Nov. 5. The deadline is 5 p.m. Voter registration books will be open until Monday,Oct. 7. Mayor Sharon Schuler and Councilor Parke Sutherlands terms of office expire this year. According to City Clerk Cheryl Tietjen,who oversees the election qualification process,Schuler has qualified to run for re-election as mayor and Sutherland has indicated he too will run for re-election,but as of Thursday morning had not paid the filing fee. So far only one new candidate has entered the race. Greg BubbaWarner is running for mayor. Warner was an Avon Park police sergeant for just more than 29 years,from 1986 to 2006. In January 2007 Warner became a city code enforcement officer,a job he still holds. For years the city has been good to me, Warner said. Now is the time for me to serve the city. Because of his years of experience,he By BARRY FOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING A shooting in Pennsylvania has sparked calls for increased security in the Highlands County commission chambers.. Resident Rick Engler,who attends many commission and other meetings, came before commissioners Tuesday morning session asking them to make pr ovisions to ensure a disgruntled citizen could not come into the chambers here and open fire. At least three people were shot and killed at a Monday evening town council meeting in Ross Township in Pennsylvania. According to reports,at least two other people were injured in th at incident. There was no police protection near. He even had time to go back and get a second weapon,Engler said. I dont want to be like one of those two citizens who were killed. I dont want to die in one of these meetings trying to help the county. By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Council members discussed an old business item at Tuesday evenings regular city council meeting. The citys Solid Waste Department issue was revisited and stirred up much discussion with the full council. The issue ended in a split vote (3-2) but city staffs recommendation to award a bid to Waste Services of Florida was ultimately passed by the council. Numbers were drawn up and presented to council to show the financial cost for the city to continue waste management under its current contract. The numbers depicted what the cost would be should the city make the switch to a private waste company. In early July,the solid waste committee recommended that the council approve a bid for WSI (which is owned by Choice Friends, family look to help fire victims Commission discusses tighter security Solid waste changes to come following council vote Partly sunny with t-storm High 91 Low 74DETAILS,A10 Qualifying for citys November election ends today Schuler Sutherland Warner See TODAY,page A5 See FISHER,page A5 See WSI,page A5 See YOUNG,page 5A Katara Simmons/News-Sun Fire, smoke and water damage destroyed an apartment Monday at Paradise Apartments in Sebring. Katara Simmons/News-Sun Eron Walker (right) and her kids Jaden, 4, and Darren Cheatham III, 2, peer into their apartment Thursday morning at Paradise A partments in Sebring. The apartment was condemned after a kitchen fire on Monday afternoon. Walker used a fire extinguisher to try to put the fire out so that she could retrieve photos and keepsakes from her oldest son, who drowned in 2007. The smoke wa s so thick, you couldnt see, Walker said. Katara Simmons/News-S un Waste Services of Florida will take over the city of Sebrings solid waste collection. The company plans to retain the City of Sebring Solid Waste Department employees.


Special to the News-SunSEBRING Art with H eart,an art project spons ored by Anne Watson (the L azy Painter) and Diane B elcher of the Flower Box a nd Design Shop on 233 N. R idgewood Drive,originated a s a fundraiser to benefit the J ade Jackson Fund,raising a id for the Avon Park 14y ear-old who was recently f ound to have brain cancer. B ut it has now developed i nto a major art opportunity f or Highlands County. As the inventor of the D igital Photomosaic process a nd the original Photomosaic a rtist,the digital artwork of R obert Silvers is sought after b y individuals,corporations, a nd even governments a round the world. At the age of 26,while s till a student at the MIT M edia Lab,Silvers invented h is unique digital technolog y,using photography,fine a rt and a keen imagination to create Photomosaic software. Photomosaics are exuberantly colored montages of tiny digital photographs that blend together to form a larger image of popular appeal. Silversdistinctive new medium immediately dazzled the art world as well as the industry of commercial graphics,and has made him the world's foremost photomosaic artist. Now,every person in Highlands County has a special opportunity to contribute to an art piece to be digitally paintedby Silvers. How can you help him with this painting while helping Jade in the process? This project will require a computer file of two to three thousand images to make up the digital paintfor Silverswork. The Paint Filewill be made up of quick,fun,self portraits painted by those who donate $1 or more to the Jade Jackson Fund. Those who contribute $20 or more may opt to have Anne Watson or another local artist paint the portrait for them. When enough images have been collected,Silvers will put them together into a special digital painting for Jade and her family,which will presented to them in a special ceremony at the Lazy Painter and Flower Box. The first phase of Art with Heart will take place during Destination Downtowns Back to School Summer Spectacular tonight at the Flower Box & Design Shop. Painting stations,materials and examples will be available in front of the store from 5-8 p.m. for all to take part. A station will also remain in the store throughout the month of August for donors to come in and participate as they are able. Additional phases will be announced as details are resolved. Rules for size and details of locations,times and methods will be available at the Lazy Painter at the Flower Box,and online at www.annewatsonstudio. com/. Page A2 News-SunFriday, August 9, 2013 pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 3 This weeks question: Should Floridas school grading system be reviewed in the wake of the scandal in Indiana that caused Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett to resign last week? Online Yes 77.8% No 22.2% Total votes: 90 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Aug. 6 111165155MB:41x:3Next jackpot $28 millionAug. 2 821232539MB:4x:2 July 30 2527364244MB:39x:3 Aug. 7 293346484952x:2Next jackpot $49 millionAug. 2 345394748x:5 July 31 4817205152x:2 Aug. 7 516242835 Aug. 6 3892025 Aug. 5 116182236 Aug. 4 214172125 Aug. 7 (n) 9936 Aug. 7 (d) 7594 Aug. 6 (n) 9765 Aug. 6 (d) 3568 Aug. 7 (n) 483 Aug. 7 (d) 578 Aug. 6 (n) 720 Aug. 6 (d) 578 Aug. 6 1031333816 Aug. 2 1819273521 July 30 6941442 July 26 14294310 Aug. 10 525305859 PB: 32Next jackpot $40 millionAug. 3 2124364245 PB: 15 July 31 824394959 PB: 5 Lottery Center Courtesy photo Members of the Florida Association of Native Nurseries learn about the native landscaping around the Learning Center at Archbold Biological Station. Special to the News-SunVENUS The annual meeting of the Florida Association of Native Nurseries FANN was held Aug. 2 at Archbold Biological Station. The meeting along with a Native Plant Maintenance Workshop was for association members. FANN is a non-profit organization with 140 members,nursery growers and small business,that supports growing,planting,and promoting Florida native plants for sustainable landscapes. Their mission is to lead Floridas horticulture and landscape industry with native plant production,education and marketing. FANN Executive Director Cammie Donaldson chose Archbold as a meeting site because of the native landscaping recently planted at the Learning Center and Lodge. Donaldson stated, We love meeting at Archbold. We have everything we need for a business meeting and right out the window is what we're working for:Real Florida.More than 30 members attended and had a tour and discussion of the native plantings surrounding the Learning Center as part of their workshop. A luncheon,sponsored by Delray Plants Co. from Venus,offered an opportunity for this large-scale commercial grower and the native plant growers industry and businesses to share ideas. Archbold Biological Station is open to the public. Visit and take a self-guiding tour of the native landscaping daily from 8 a.m. to dusk. The Station is about eight miles south of Lake Placid. The entrance is 1.8 miles south of State Road 70 on Old State Road 8. Visit During 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. business hours,call 4652571 or find the Station on Facebook at ArchboldBiological-Station. Florida Association of Native Nurseries meet at Archbold World-renowned artist to contribute to Art with Heart benefit for Jade Jackson Bridge closed to boat traffic SEBRING Highlands C ounty Road and Bridge D epartment will close the S kipper Road Bridge to boat t raffic only. The closing will s tart at 7:30 a.m. Monday a nd will reopen at 5 p.m. T hursday,Sept. 5. For further information, c ontact the Road and Bridge D epartment at 402-6529. Commodities to be distributed SEBRING The Salvation A rmy will have its C ommodities Distribution f rom 9 a.m. to noon today. C lients in vehicles with 2013 C ommodities Cards may use t he drop off lane for their d istribution. Those without t he card must go inside to c ertify for the year to receive a new card and the distribution. For information,call 3857548.Downtown Sebring hosts Summer SpectacularSEBRING Join Destination Downtown Sebring (DDS) as they celebrate Back to School with a fun and festive Summer Spectacular with free activities and fun for kids of all ages including carnival crafts,games,kids art,dunk tank,and a DJ while strolling around the historic Downtown Sebring area from 5-8 Nearly 15 Downtown Sebring businesses and organizations will participate in the event. The Summer Spectacular will feature carnival games, dunk tank and crafts; music by DJ Jeremy of Mobile Music; coloring tables and popcorn; puppet show; water color flower bouquets; hot dog and sodas sold by the Boys & Girls Club; bubble machine and coloring pages; pinwheel crafts and snacks; free admission to the Childrens Museum; sidewalk pet art; punch and cookies; and masks at Highlands Little Theatre. Held the second Friday of each month,Sebrings Downtown comes alive with the unique and enjoyable monthly Destination Downtown Sebring (DDS) monthly themed events that are coordinated by the various participating Downtown Sebring merchants. For details about the monthly DDS events and participating stores,visit By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Several opinions were being offered up at Sebrings regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening after Public Works Director Ken Fields presented the council with a proposed debris management plan. Fields stated that the key to the plan would be securing outside services for debris removal and management. In the past, Sebring has used the Public Works Department for debris management following a hurricane or any related weather disasters and was reimbursed by Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). The way we handled it then was,the city department couldnt do it,the sanitation couldnt do it,so we hired two or three local contractors ... and then we kept track of everything and then FEMA repaid us for all the costs that we accrued during the hurricane. What we cleaned up, they reimbursed us for, explained Councilman John Griffin. Many of the council members felt that hiring outside services to do any debris management would be costly and somewhat unnecessary. Are we obligated by FEMA to do this,council member Scott Stanley asked. Fields explained that it is a big task that most cities are hiring outside debris management plans. I think the county is getting ready to review these and getting ready to award somebody,Fields said. Still,council members were very open about their thoughts on the necessary measures that must be taken in order to provide services in the aftermath o f a natural disaster. I understand what youre trying to do here, and I commend you for it, but Im not sure you need to do that,Griffin said. I just dont like consultants. I think that our management can handle it. Stanley offered a little perspective on the number of hurricanes that have affected Highlands County over the years. We had Don in 1960; in 2004 we had three,all within a few weeks of each other. Thats a 44-year spread. How often does that happen. We made it Special to the News-SunBOYNTON BEACH P olice need the publics h elp identifying two men w ho stole about $3 mill ion in jewelry from a B oynton Beach home on J uly 28. Surveillance video of t he burglary has been p osted on the Boynton B each Police D epartments YouTube C hannel. Crime Stoppers of P alm Beach County is o ffering up to a $1,000 r eward and an additional r eward of up to $25,000 i s offered for information l eading to an arrest of the s uspects in this case. The location of this b urglary and the names o f the victims are not b eing released due to i nvestigative reasons. Boynton Beach Police P ublic Information O fficer Stephanie Slater s poke with the victims T uesday and they provide d this statement:Years a nd years of sentimental, c ollectable pieces were s tolen. These are lifel ong gathered pieces,prec ious mementos that will n ever be replaced. It is n ot about the money,but t he pieces themselves. Anyone with informat ion is asked to call Det. J ill Raftery at (561) 7426 148 or Crime Stoppers o f Palm Beach County at 8 00-458-TIPS. Reward being offered in $3M Boynton Beach jewelry burglary Council tables debris management plan Community Briefs See DEBRIS,page A6 Continued on page A6


Two lovely estuary syst ems, the Caloosahatchee R iver in Southwest Florida a nd the St. Lucie in the S outheast, are being assaulte d by unwelcome pollution. These two systems have s uffered inundations before, o f course, but there is a solut ion that could eventually g ive these rivers a respite. Its a costly solution, to be s ure, but then so is every r emedy to clean up and r estore the Everglades, the s tates magnificent River of G rass. Lake Okeechobee s hould drain south into the G lades, but its so polluted b y agriculture and urban r unoff phosphorous, n itrogen and other poisons that it would literally be a s tate crime to send the water d irectly south. To its credit, the state b uilt a billion-dollar network of marshes to clean lake runoff before sending it southward, but even at that, there still isnt enough storage capacity to contain so much spillover. So instead, the U.S. Corps of Engineers must divert the water east and west when the lake level rises to flood stage. Julys record rainfall forced the corps to open the gates. Pictures of nasty brown water gushing into the two rivers would make anybody cringe. The solution is an ambitious $2.2 billion draft plan being negotiated by the Corps and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection that would clean up some lake water and restore historic water flows to the Central Everglades. The negotiations are supposed to wrap up any day now, which is good news. The plan must be formalized in time to be included for authorization in a congressional civil-works bill set to be voted on this year. If the plan isnt completed and sent to Congress now, years could pass before presenting it again. So the project must be done this year, period. The River Coalition civic, environmental and business groups that formed after a 1998 inundation in the St. Lucie is pushing negotiators to conclude talks and get the ball rolling in Congress. The Everglades Foundation is also urging the DEP, the Corps and various stakeholders to wrap up, pointing out that any plan authorized this year could be revised later, if needed. Sometimes it seems as if there is no end in sight for making reparations for all the egregious injuries done to our unique Everglades ecosystem. And every element of the ambitious, expensive restoration plan has assumed a cloak of urgency in recent years. But with the Lake Okeechobee floodgates opening last month, the Central Everglades clean-up project took center stage. There is real opportunity here to make progress, and we mustnt let that chance slip away. An editorial from the Miami Herald. ANOTHERVIEWPOINT 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. ADVERTISINGVICKIE WATSONExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSExt. BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. Editorial & Opinion www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 9, 2013 Page A3 Clean-up plan for Everglades needs to be completed quickly I ts happening again, and its bad. Billions of gallons of foul brown water are being flushed into two S outh Florida rivers to lower Lake O keechobee and protect the Herbert H oover Dike during hurricane season. Its a classic case of deja vu, and you g et that sinking, ominous feeling. And t hen a (momentarily) optimistic one. The sinking feeling: reports about a n ew al-Qaeda terrorist threat that s ounded alarmingly like reports publ ished in the summer of 2011 about c onfident terrorist chatter picked up by i ntelligence services prefacing 9/11 a catastrophe shown by history to be t he culmination of managerial neglig ence on the part of administrations of B OTH parties. The optimistic feeling: t he Obama administrations efforts to p rotect form and prepare for a possible a ttack received widespread bipartisan s upport. Who would have thought its still p ossible in mega-polarized America? O ver the past few years that has b ecome a serious question. If America was genuinely threatened b y another 9/11 could partisans put d own their increasingly tiresome politic al posturing, agendas and 24/7 efforts t o score points for their parties long e nough to unite to back checkmating i t? And if there was another big, terrori st bloodbath, could Americans come t ogether like they did after 9/11, or w ithin days would that become yet one m ore finger-pointing partisan battle and r atings-bait booster fought out by the l ikes of the Martin Bashirs and Sean H annitys, and breathtakingly pred ictable partisan websites on the left a nd right? Its the agony a serious threat. A nd the ecstasy signs that there are s till moments when Americas political p arties arent entirely consumed by o ptics, cover-your-you-know-what a ctions, or playing to the base, a p hrase increasingly meaning playing to t he basest of emotions and instincts of t he left and the right. Its Americas ( fleeting) political Arab spring as politi cal players focused on protection and p revention. In this instance, its as if both parties s eemed to have heeded the words of P resident Rutherford Hayes in his 1877 i naugural address: He serves his party b est who serves his country best. But its not entirely surprising. Y ouve heard of fight or flight? This c hoice was divide or survive. The threat sparked the biggest clos ure ever of U.S. embassies and consulates due to a terrorist threat: 21 were temporarily shuttered in North Africa and the Middle East. According to reports, electronic communications picked up between Osama bin Laden successor Ayman al-Zawahri and and Nasser al-Wuhayshi, head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, indicated a specifically timed attack or attacks were slated. Some reports suggested fears of surgically implanted bombs that could easily thwart airport security. Both parties have bungled on foreign policy over the years. Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson writes: The truth is that U.S. foreign policy helped create the new decentralized alQaeda, a branch of which is believed to be trying to launch some kind of strike. He points to George W. Bushs invasion of Iraq, Bush and Barack Obamas use of collateral-damage causing drones, and an Arab spring that bolstered jihadists. Only a few in either party suggested this current threat wasnt serious. Texass Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert said the administration was acting like a bunch of cowards that go running away. Meanwhile, Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald suggested that the problem was being exaggerated by the administration, and the embassies closed, to try and distract from revelations about how the National Security Agency collects data revelations reported on by Greenwald in his exclusive interview with Russias newest and most famous refugee, Edward Snowden. Greenwalds kind of response is not new. Partisans or those heavily invested in an issue will often assume that if their issue is not totally front-burner, then another action or focus by the government is aimed at changing the subject when it may be actually because its wise to change the focus. Fortunately, in this instance, concern for the countrys national security united both parties. And again it seemed as if they had listened to the words of a President, this time Theodore Roosevelt, who said: Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. Joe Gandelman is a veteran journalist who wrote for newspapers overseas and in the United States. He can be reached at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Bipartisan response to terrorism threat: Americas (fleeting) Arab Spring? Rush Limbaugh fielded a phone call the other day that even he couldnt answer. Whats happened to the country I live in? asked the frustrated woman. And what do we do now? The Great Rushbo was understandably flustered. Coming up with a cure for what ails America after five years of Barack Obama and decades of bigger and stupider and meaner Big Government in D.C. is not something you can do off the top of your head. The womans question reminded me of a question Newt Gingrich posed to me about five years ago. Mike, he said, how is it that our side can elect great conservatives like your father and Margaret Thatcher but then after we win those elections everything seems to fall apart? What Newt said about conservatives squandering their biggest victories is true. My fathers glorious conservative revolution of 1980 is largely undone today, washed away by 30 years of higher taxes, more regulations and a weakkneed foreign policy. Even Newt himself is an example of the problem conservatives have had in not being able to take full advantage of their greatest victories. He was able to foment his own mini-revolution in Congress in 1994. For a while, as Republicans took control of the House for the first time since the Korean War, it looked like half a century of executive power and federal overreach were finally going to be checked, if not rolled back. But then Newts historic and inspiring conservative resurrection fizzled. The 54 new Republican rebels who helped Newt take over the House, as the liberal media liked to say, forced Clinton to reform welfare and kept federal spending in check at least until Congress let Bush II and Obama open the floodgates and drown us and our grandchildrens grandchildren in debt. I think Ive figured out what the problem with conservatives is. We dont understand the rules of the political power game. We think after we win big elections or defe at the Soviet Union, we can go home and savor our victories. We think after we win our big fights, its the end of the game. Welfare reform passes game over. Berlin Wall falls game over. We won, you lost game over. But liberals and progressives understand the power game. They know it never really ends. What conservatives see as a victorious ending the takeover of the House or the election of George W. Bush liberals and progressives see as just the beginning. The other side never stops fighting. When Scott Brown won that special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts to fill Ted Kennedys seat in 2010, conservatives were dancin g in the streets because they had won their 60th vote to stop Obamacare. Conservatives thought Browns shocking win was the end and went home. The liberals knew it was just the beginning of a tough fight. What did we get in the end? Obamacare. Plus U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. If we conservatives wa nt to win the day and prevent liberals and progressives from undermining our way of life, sinking us in a sea of debt and turning us into a socialist Banana Republic, we have to never stop fighting. Evil never sleeps. Nor do its practitioners in Washington and in our state capitals. If we want good to triumph over evil in the long run, we have t o learn to see our big victories not as the end of the fight but the beginning of the rest of the battle. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of The New Reagan Revolution. Visit his websites at and Send comments to Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Evil never sleeps Independents Eye Joe Gandelman Making Sense Michael Reagan 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 40 0 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letter s of local concern take priority. 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 To make sure the editorial pages arent dominate d by the same writers, letters are limited to two pe r month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. 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Page A4 News-SunFriday, August 9, 2013 CORNERSTONE HOSPICE/M.P. HERNA; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 8/9/13; 0 0 0 3 1 6 1 7 By JENNIFER KAY Associated PressMIAMI Heavy releases of water from swollen Lake Okeechobee will continue for the foreseeable future to protect the lakes aging earthen dike during the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season,the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday. Months of above-average rainfal l and rising water levels in the shallow lake have prompted the Corps to fully open locks around the lake to keep the water from rising too high and to relieve pressure on the Herbert Hoover Dike,parts of whic h date to the 1930s. The six-month hurricane season that begins June 1 historically peaks in August and September. Four tropical storms have formed so far this season,which U.S. government forecasters expect to be very busy with 13 to 20 named storms. What were doing now is preparing for the next event,said Lt. Col. Thomas Greco,the Corps Jacksonville District deputy commander for South Florida. July capped the wettest start to the wet season since 1968,and the last four months have been the wettest April-through-July time per iod since 1932,according to the South Florida Water Management District. The district is a state agency that oversees flood control and Everglades restoration from Orland o to the Keys. Officials say the soaking has left them few places to mov e water as they prepare the system for potential storms. More than 10 inc hes of rain fell in July across the 16 county district three inches abov e average. Some of the heaviest rains fell over Lake Okeechobee. Weekly inspections of the lakes dike began late last month when th e water levels hit 15.5 feet. Associated PressPRESCOTT,Ariz. Brendan M cDonough was emotionally c rushed when his supervisor on a H otshot firefighting crew radioed i n to say a wildfire ripping t hrough the Arizona wilderness h ad forced them into emergency s helters a last resort for firef ighters. His emotions plunged further a s he heard the ringing phones t hat some of his fellow 19 Granite M ountain Hotshots had left in one o f the units vehicles. Separated f rom his crew by his job as a l ookout,he knew what their w ives,children and families didn t:All 19 had died. Coming home,that was the w orst feeling ever,McDonough t old ABC News in an interview a ired Wednesday. Knowing that these families w ould see me,but not anyone else o ff that crew. No one. I was the o nly person theyre going to see. The firefightersdeaths on June 3 0 near Yarnell,Ariz.,came after t he wind shifted,cutting off their e scape route. It was the largest l oss of life for firefighters in a s ingle event since the Sept. 11 W orld Trade Center terrorist a ttacks in 2001 in New York. McDonough told the Daily C ourier that he has asked himself a million timeswhy he was s pared. But he said he tries not to d well on what happened that day. Thats not going to help anyo ne,including his 2-year-old d aughter,he said. Thats not g oing to remember my brothers t he right way. An investigation into the firef ightersdeaths is under way,but o fficials have said the crew movi ng on foot in rugged terrain was a ware as it changed positions that t he direction of the wind pushing t he fire was shifting. Eric Marsh,superintendent of t he Granite Mountain Hotshots, w as the one who called in to a fire manager on the radio,saying the 19 men were deploying their emergency shelters. Thats the last McDonough or anyone heard from them. When fire managers couldnt contact the crew,a state police paramedic was dropped off by a helicopter and hiked to the crews deployment site. The paramedic confirmed the deaths and reported them by radio. Despite losing the men he considers his brothers,McDonough is certain he wants to live out the dream of firefighting that hes had since he was 13. The 21-year-old was hired as a seasonal employee with the Granite Mountain Hotshots in 2011 after completing wildland firefighting classes. I wouldnt have traded the years I spent with those men for anything in this world,he told the Courier. They made me the man and father I am today. How successful I am physically,emotionally,spiritually I owe it to them. What hes not so sure about is whether hell join a Hotshot crew for next years fire season. I love fighting wildland fires but I loved fighting them with the people I did,he told the Courier. Thats going to be hard to fill. Prescott city officials met Tuesday night to affirm their commitment to rebuilding the only Hotshot crew in the country that was tied to a municipal fire department. Prescott Fire Department Chief Dan Fraijo asked the City Council to make a firm decision within a couple of weeks as to how the crew would be structured so that the department can begin training. Hotshot survivor was numb after hearing of comrades deaths in July wildfire MCT Pictures of the fallen hotshots attached to the fence surrounding the headquarters for the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew in Prescott, Ariz. Brendan McDonough surviving HotshotComing home, that was the worst feeling ever. Knowing those families would see me, but not anyone else off that crew. No one. Corps will continue Lake Okeechobee water releases


By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Destination Downtown Sebring has partnered up with the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency to bring some fun to the downtown area. The Back to School Summer Spectacular will kick off from 5-9 p.m. today. The free event will host a slew of activities,games and events for kids of all ages. Over a dozen of the downtown Sebring merchants will be open for business and will participate in the Summer Spectacular. Attendees can expect carnival games,including dunk tanks and crafts,coloring area,puppet shows, sidewalk art,pet stroll and art displays,refreshments and much more. The Highlands County Childrens Museum will be open for business and offering free admission. The DDS coordinates events on the second Friday of every month; this month the group steered the reoccurring event towards all things summer and fun. Punch and cookies can be found for those venturing into Gene Brenners pottery store,Capt. Ron will host the puppet show and Lindas Book will provide plenty of color and bubbles for event patrons. Live music will fill the streets along Circle Park f or a fun,up-beat summer atmosphere. The Sebring Boys and Girls Club will be selling hot dogs and refreshement s throughout the event. For more information visit www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 9, 2013Page A5 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; rt hand read top after school; 0 0 0 3 1 4 3 6 biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 3 1 4 4 8 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 8/9/13 p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 6 1 4 s aid,he knows the city and its r esidents well,and has much t o offer. Im about using c ommon sense and doing the r ight thing. He didnt make his decision h astily. I prayed long and h ard,he said. Its more like a calling. I felt compelled to run. Warner added he raised his children in the town and has grandchildren he wants to see grow up here too. There are (city) issues that directly affect me,he said. I dont want anyone to think this is about Julian (Deleon, the city manager). Its early in the game,he said. Im weighing the issues. There will be two polling stations open Nov. 7. Voters in precincts number 1 and 16A go to the Avon Park Activities Club at 109 E. Main St. Voters in precincts 2 and 4A go to the Avon Park tax collectors branch office at 116 E. Main St. Continued from page A1 Today is deadline to qualify Eyewitness accounts indic ate the gunman fired shots t hrough the wall of the towns hip municipal building and t hen barged into the meeting r oom and kept shooting b efore a local official tackl ed him and shot him with h is own gun. The gunman was identif ied as a local resident who h ad an ongoing dispute with l ocal officials about the condition of his property. It was in the mid 1990s that then-Highlands County Clerk of Court Luke Brooker oversaw the installation of metal detectors at the courthouse in an effort to increase security there. That was part of an overall security re-vamp at the county courthouse. The action also was spurred by another incident where an irate exconvict had come into the courthouse and barged into then-Highlands County Deputy Clerk of Courts Buddy McKenzies office. The county has been fortunate. There have been no serious problems reported at any of the county commission meetings over the past two decades. Nevertheless,County Administrator June Fisher was ordered to look into the matter. Continued from page A1 Fisher to look into security issues E nvironmental). I lean heavily toward privatization but in t his particular instance,this particular rate b alance,I think we can do better.... This i snt quite there yet,council member Scott S tanley said. Well,can we touch on that ... Their ( WSI) pricing and services is more efficient t han we are,councilman John Clark said. The argument would be you have a continui ng liability for operations of an entity. W ere looking at roughly $2.1 million that c an come into the general fund or,however c ouncil would determine to take these assets o ut between the sale of existing equipment. Stanley disagreed. Those assets are still our own. Were just t ransferring it from the right pocket to the l eft pocket,Stanley said. After more discussion regarding profits m ade and the much needed purchases of new f ront-loading garbage trucks,the council v oted to accept the bid from WSI. Clark and fellow councilman Andrew Fells cast dissenting votes. Current solid waste employees will retain their positions with the city after the new company takes over. According to citys data and projection,annual money to the city once WSI is the solid waste provider will be $251,172. --Council members unanimously approved the ordinance amending the use of outdoor vendors on commercially zoned business district property. The suggestion to amend the ordinance came from Robert Strength at a June council meeting. City Attorney Bob Swaine has made changes to the citys code of ordinances and amended ordinance 1358. The ordinance will allow food vendors to set up shop and sell items in appropriate areas of the citys business district. The ordinance was approved unanimously on its second and final reading Tuesday evening. Continued from page A1 WSI to keep current city employees Sean Willis played a big r ole helping me save what l ittle we could. Kelli Williams,who mana ges the apartment building, h as moved the family into a v acant apartment so they h ave somewhere to live. Their apartment has been c ondemned; Eron cant get i nside,Williams said. Were doing what we can b ecause she really needs h elp. All her clothing and f urniture is gone. Friends are helping. W alker has been given a couch,a couple of dressers and a king-size bed. The children will sleep in that until she can find child-sized beds. We need clothes,shoes, dishes,and pots and pans pretty much everything,she said. Walker,while stressed, stays upbeat. We stay positive for the children,she said. Three children are involved two boys,ages 2 and 3 years old,and a daughter,who is 4. The youngest boy wears size 24 months to 1T,shoe size 8; the 3-year-old boy wears size 3T,shoes 9; and the daughter is size 6T,shoes 13. Call Williams at 214-7132 to arrange for donations. Dees Place at 138 N. Ridgewood Drive has a donation jar on the checkout counter. Ruggs said,Walker is the kind of person who will give you the shirt off her back. He added that she has had a run of terrible luck. She loaned her car to a friend who wrecked it,then she lost her job,now this happens, he said. Young family receiving help Continued from page A1 Summer Spectacular brings fun downtown Katara Simmons/News-S un Purple toilets have been scattered across Avon Park for the past week and will be making their way across Sebring this weekend as the Flushing for Jade fundraiser is at its halfway mark. Anyone wishing to participate (donate money) can call 245-6877 and place an order for the toilet to be placed in the yard of a residnet, or business, like Signature Salon Suites. The person who placed the toilet order pays $10. If the homeowner wants the potty removed from their yard, it will cost $15. It will be $20 to have the toilet removed and placed in the yard of your choice and $30 to buy insurance so it does not visit your yard again. All proceeds benefit Jade Jackson, a 14-year-old Avon Park girl who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. The fundraiser ends Aug. 19. 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ALBERT SCARPATI Albert L. Scarpati,74,of Sebring,Fla., died suddenly at h is home on Wednesday, A ug. 7,2013. He was born o n Oct. 13,1938 in Maspeth, Q ueens,N.Y.,to the late A lbert Scarpati and Florence D effa Scarpati. He served in t he U.S. Air Force and then w orked with his father in s teel construction in New Y ork before moving to F lorida,where he established a real estate and property m anagement business. He m arried Joan Burns Scarpati i n 1993.He was an active m ember of First Presbyterian C hurch of Sebring,where he s erved as a deacon and an e lder. He also belonged to c ivic organizations,includi ng the Lions Club. Albert is survived by his w ife,Joan; daughters, K athleen Scarpati,Diane W ewer,Marybeth Sanders, a nd Tracy Vasquez; and a s on,Albert Scarpati III. He also leaves several stepchildren,including the very special Stacia Gessner,and eight grandchildren. A service will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Saturday,Aug. 10,2013,at 1 p.m. Contributions may be made to the youth program at the First Presbyterian Church of Sebring,319 Poinsettia Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870.Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring,Fla. 33870 (863) 385-0125 www.DestinationDowntownS The Summer Spectacular is co-sponsored by the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency.For more information,visit or visit on Facebook at wnSebringFL.Moose host Road to NashvilleSEBRING Sebring Moose Lodge,11675 US 98, is hosting a Road to Nashvillefrom noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Abarbecue and corn holetournament ($20 a team donation),with prizes for first,second and third,will be held to send off David Cleveland Jr.,aka David Carter,to a new an exciting career.David has a record contract in Nashville. Dinner of chicken,yellow rice,green beans,roll and dessert for a $10 donation (dine in or carry out). Music by David and Friends.SFSC offers Ballroom Dancing classesAVON PARK Learn the basic steps of the waltz,chacha,swing and more. South Florida State College Community Education is offering Ballroom Dancing I, designed for beginners,and Ballroom Dancing II,building on the foundation of the basic class and learning other popular rhythm style dances. Have fun,gain confidence on the dance floor and enjoy the health benefits that ballroom dancing offers. Couples or singles welcome; no partner required. Classes are held Thursdays from Aug. 22Oct. 17 Ballroom Dancing I at 5:30 p.m. followed by Ballroom Dancing II at 6:30 p.m. Registration fee is $50 each. For information or to register,call 784-7405. LP Band Boosters have car washLAKE PLACID A donations onlyLake Placid Band Booster car wash from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday will benefit the Lake Placid Marching Band. The car wash will be at Bank of America. Boosters are raising funds to repair and/or replace old musical instruments and to rent school buses to attend away football games.Church plans backto-school eventSEBRING From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday,Sebring Church of the Brethren will sponsor a back-to-school event at 700 S. Pine St. including a slippery water slide,a bounce house/water slide,toddler splash zone, fun games and prizes. Free school supplies will be given to the first 100 school-aged kids; free hotdogs,chips and drinks while supplies last. For more information, contact Terry Smalley at Night Cruise is this weekendSEBRING Held the second Saturday of each month from 5-8 p.m.,cruisers come from near and far to Sebrings Downtown Circle to see classic cars,listen to live entertainment and enjoy delicious food.Visit for details.YMCA needs shed for bicycle storageSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCA needs assistance withits Bicycle Safety Awareness Program. The Y is in need of a storage shed to house its bicycles. To donate one,the Y will mak e arrangements for it to be moved to the YMCA. The YMCA is a non-prof it organization,so donations are tax deductible. Call 3829622. Page A6 News-SunFriday, August 9, 2013 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page august ads; 0 0 0 3 1 4 1 8 CENTURY LINK/NATIONAL NEWSPAPE; 5.542"; 6"; Black; main A only century link engli; 0 0 0 3 1 5 1 2 SHAMBLIN, SHIRLEY; 9.347"; 2"; Black; front section; 0 0 0 3 1 6 1 1 ICS CREMATION; 1.736"; 3"; Black; obit page tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 4 2 6 Continued from page A2 Community Briefs Obituary t hrough three good hurric anes hitting,which is h ighly unlikely to happen a gain,so do we need to s pend money and are we o bligated to anyone, S tanley said. Last time this issue came u p,council members ended u p not awarding anyone the c ontract,according to City A dministrator Scott N oethlich. My understanding of t his is there are dollars that a re reimbursable to the city a nd to the debris managem ent firm ... I might have c oncern that we may not g et our full reimbursement i f we dont follow all of F EMAs guidelines,and t heir guidelines have gotten p retty extensive,Noethlich s aid. Council president A ndrew Fells is concerned t hat if the city does not follow FEMAs guidelines,the city may not have enough funds to cover the cost of clean up in the event of a disaster. Fells concerns were strong being that hurricane season is in full swing. I feel it is in the best interest for the city to do this,if theyre going to get tighter on how we get our money back. My first year on council is when we got our last check from FEMA for those hurricanes. Thats seven years after those last hurricanes,Fells stated. Council member John Clark was fully against the idea to spend money on the debris management plan that has anything to do with FEMA. They change their rules within a week. Trying to chase that little bouncing ball that is FEMA when all theyre trying to do is protect their own backsides ... What youre doing here is getting a company to commit ... if they dont sign this contract theyre going to get a better rate if they wait. Theyre waiting for the call after the storm. Even if you never use them,theyre going to want a fee for committing to use their machines in the case of a catastrophic event. Its silly,Clark said. This is bureaucracy gone amuck and its going to change every single year,at least. I think this is silly and youre throwing darts at a moving target. Council suggested Noethlich and Fields reach out to FEMA and the citys insurance company to see what is required to be done by the city. No action was taken; the item was tabled to a later city council meeting. Continued from page A2 Debris management tabled until city talks to insurance company Follow the News-Sun By BARRY FOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING An excited K evin Roberts welcomed t he largest crowd to date W ednesday night as filmm aker and nationally reco gnized speaker Dennis M ichael Lynch made a w histle stop at the Circle T heater in downtown S ebring on his 2013 Never F orget Tour. It was the first time the n ewly refurbished facility h ad been set up with thea ter-style seating,with n early 300 residents,some f rom Polk and Hardee c ounties,coming in to hear L ynch talk about the probl ems associated with illegal i mmigration. Lynch,who was a bit late f or the appearance,did an o n-stage microphone check, t hen launched into his prese ntation,playing clips from h is latest documentary, They Come to America I I,utilizing the theatres d igital audio/visual set up. He told me after the p erformance the venue was top notch,said Lester L ob,who helped organize t he appearance. He said it w as the nicest place he had b een so far in his travels. Everyone who purchased a ticket to Wednesday n ights performance r eceived a copy of Lynchs s econd film on DVD as well as its inaugural version. He explained to the audience that the idea for They Come to Americahad grown out of a conversation he had with a construction worker who said he could not get jobs due to illegals undercutting him on price. As I researched it,I went from film maker to concerned citizen,Lynch said. The program involved everything from his stint on the border,patrolling the fences and talking with citizens,to appearances on the Fox Cable TV Network. Following his presentation,the filmmaker spent time in a sometimes contentious question and answer session with the audience. In commemoration of his appearance,members of the Highlands Tea Party gave Lynch a thank-you plaque designating him a member of the local group. Lynch tarried for a while to autograph DVDs and speak with audience members and well wishers. He then left for an appearance in Daytona. Organizers proclaimed the event a rousing successsaying they planned to use the proceeds from the Lynch appearance to help fund similar appearances in the future. Hundreds turn out at Circle Theater to hear Lynch Barry Foster/News-Sun Filmmaker and speaker Dennis Michael Lynch autographs a copy of his latest documentary, They Come to America II, after an engagement at Circle Theater in downtown Sebring this week. MIAMI BEACH,Fla. (AP) Family members of a teenager who died after being shocked by Miami Beach police say he was an artist who wanted to change the world through art. Israel Hernandez-Llach had turned 18 shortly before police found him spray-painting a shuttered building early Tuesday. The teen ran but was eventually cornered. Chief Ray Martinez says the teen ran at officers and one shot him with a Taser in the chest. Hernandez-Llach went into medical duress and died at a hospital. His sister,Offir Hernandez,told The Miami Herald ( the family wants answers. Theyre seeking an independent investigation. The medical examiner didnt rule on a cause of death after an autopsy on Wednesday. Further tests are pending. Florida teen dies after being shocked by police


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 9, 2013Page A7 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-280 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF LEO GEORGE MCKOY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LEO GEORGE MCKOY, deceased, whose date of death was May 16, 2013, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-9508, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives 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 August 2, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Ethel Mae Dunn 17001 NW 18th Avenue Miami, FL 33056 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-5156 August 2, 9, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No. GC13-321 HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD ALFRED BRIGGS, TRUSTEE OF THE BRIGGS FAMILY TRUST DATED JANUARY 24, 2006, a Florida trust, RICHARD ALFRED BRIGGS, individually, and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on July 25, 2013, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described in the attached Exhibit ``A'' at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on August 29, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.: EXHIBIT ``A'' Lot 6, Block G, LAKE JACKSON HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 52, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Address: 1711 Evergreen Street, Sebring, Florida 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk August 2, 9, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC-12-000573 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE I. SANTOS; AMANDA SANTOS; 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. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 21st day of August, 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 32, BLOCK 50, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 34, 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 24th day of June, 2013. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to 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 #294683 August 2, 9, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-001066 HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Indenture Trustee of the FBR Securitization Trust 2005-2, Callable Mortgage-Backed Notes, Series 2005-2 Plaintiff, vs. JEMPSLY CHERY, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, 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 July 26, 2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 174 AND 174-A, OF SEBRING RIDGE SECTION C, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 54, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 2905 VALERIE BLVD, SEBRING, FL 33870; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on August 30, 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 26th day of July, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W. GERMAINE By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk August 2, 9, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000285 Bank of America, National Association Plaintiff, -vs.Giovanny Ruiz; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated July 25, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000285 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, National Association, Plaintiff and Giovanny Ruiz are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, ROBERT W. GERMAINE, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., August 29, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 13, BLOCK B, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 11-218860 FC01 GRR August 2, 9, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 13000442GCAXMX DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTY FAMUSESO-AWOMEWE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: Alfred Awomewe Last Known Address: 5050 Mendavia Dr, Sebring, FL 33872-9004 Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) 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 Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 1, IN BLOCK 743, OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 15 R1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 64, BEING A 1989 REPLAT OF UNIT 15 AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 40, BOTH OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5050 Mendavia Dr, Sebring, FL 33872-9004 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either before September 3, 2013 service on Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 5th day of August, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 018688F01 **See the Americans with Disabilities Act If you a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice), (863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. August 9, 16, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 13-DR-938 GILBERTO JARAMILLO-CURIEL Petitioner, vs. MARIA DEL CARMEN RAMIREZ Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION FOR PATERNITY, TIMESHARING, PARENTING PLAN AND OTHER RELIEF TO: MARIA DEL CARMEN RAMIREZ STATE OF FLORIDA YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for paternity, timesharing, parenting plan, and other relief has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on BRIAN M. MONK, ESQ., SESSUMS LAW GROUP, P.A., attorney for petitioner, GILBERTO JARAMILLO-CURIEL, whose address is 559 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. Said written response should be served on or before the 19th day of August, 2013, and the original must be filed with the Clerk of Court for the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce A venue, Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on the attorney for the Petitioner, or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all Court documents in this case, Including Orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office in Highlands County, Florida. Y ou may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerk's office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal of striking of pleadings. DATED on the 15th day of July, 2013. ROBERT GERMAINE, Clerk of Courts by: /s/ Lisa Osha as Deputy Clerk July 19, 26; August 2, 9, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No.: 12-CA-306 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF CREDIT SUISSE SEASONED LOAN TRUST 2006-1, HOME EQUITY PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-1, Plaintiff, vs. TELETRA YUSHAWN SAIFULLAH, NCO FINANCIAL SYSTEMS, INC. AS ASSIGNEE OF AT&T UNIVERSAL CARD, AND UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF FRANCES SPEAKMAN, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND UNKNOWN TENANT #1, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 25, 2013, and entered in Case No. 12CA306 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF CREDIT SUISSE SEASONED LOAN TRUST 2006-1, HOME EQUITY PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-1, is Plaintiff and TELETRA YUSHAWN SAIFULLAH, NCO FINANCIAL SYSTEMS, INC. AS ASSIGNEE OF AT&T UNIVERSAL CARD, AND UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF FRANCES SPEAKMAN, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on the 30th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK A, STEWART'S ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. STREET ADDRESS: 1131 LEMON ST, SEBRING, FL 33870 and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff's mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, this 26th day of July, 2013. Bob Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk August 2, 9, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12-313-GCS SUNTRUST BANK Plaintiff, vs. CLARENCE J. WIPPEL, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CLARENCE J. WIPPEL, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2, and all unknown parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against any defendant, or claiming any right, title, and interest in the subject property, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, Florida, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder in cash, at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, (8630 402-6591, at 11:00 a.m. on August 29, 2013, that certain real property situated in the County of Highlands, State of Florida, more particularly described as follows: Lot One Thousand Seventy Two (1072) of SEBRING HILLS, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 2 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated July 26, 2013 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp 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 auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 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Page A8News-SunFriday, August 9, m 1100Announcements NOTICE OF SUSPENSION AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT TO: Frederick T. Reed Case No: 201206931 A Notice of Suspension to suspend and an A dministrative Complaint to revoke your license and eligibility for licensure has been filed against you. You have the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, Post Office Box 3168, Tallahassee, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publication, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the Department will dispose of this cause in accordance with law. August 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-301 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF CALVIN WILLIAM BROWN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CALVIN WILLIAM BROWN, deceased, whose date of death was June 11, 2013, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-6579, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce A venue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives 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) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is A ugust 9, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Nancy A. Dye 446 Lake Mirror Drive Lake Placid, FL 33852 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-5156 August 9, 16, 2013 1050LegalsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 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! 314-9876DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 9, 2013Page A9 1999 TOYOTASIENNA White with cloth interior. $1700.00 OBO 863-385-5551 9450Automotive for SaleFORD RANGER1998. Good cond. Priced to sell. $2500 obo. 863-873-9058 9200Trucks 9000 TransportationPISTOL 9MM.M45. Good Cond. $400. Call Ed 786-525-5928 8270FirearmsMONARK 16Foot / Evenrude Motor 55 HP / NEW Trolling Motor. Trailer Included. $1900. 863-273-3575 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationMONARCH 'LARGE 'LIFT CHAIR Golden Monarch Sand Color 2 1/2 yrs old ( Only used 6 months) Excellent Condition. $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 & SuppliesRIDING MOWERMURRAY 46" 19hp, hydrostatic. New Belts and Battery Good Condition $375. obo. Call 863-471-2063 7400Lawn & Garden SEBRING *MULTI FAMILY SALE 4509 Harder Ave., Sat. Aug 10, 8am 1pm. Appliances, Children's Cllothing, Household Items. Too Much To List! SEBRING *HUGE SALE 3518 Lister St, off Corvette Ave. Fri & Sat, Aug 9 & 10, 8am ?. ladies, men's & children's clothing, shoes & Much More! SEBRING FRI.Sat. 9 4pm. 3224 Mildred St. Lots of Antiques, crystal, clothing, shoes, purses, Christmas decor & more! Too much to list! AVON PARKSat.Sun. 8 3pm. 1015 W. Durrance St. Multi-Family Sale! Household, tools & more. AVON PARKSat. 8 3pm. 1016 W. Camphor St. Behind McDonalds. Moving Sale! AVON PARKLAKES Multi Family Sale 2202 N Torrington Rd, Sat., Aug. 10, 8am-12pm. Furn., Toys & Kid's clothes, Household items, Craft supplies, Sm. fishing boat, Computer parts. More! AVON PARK* MULTI FAMILY SALE 508 Presley Blvd., Behind Catholic Church, Sat. Aug. 9, 8AM ? Clothes ( kid's & adults ), Patio furn., Books, Household items, DVD's, Light fixtures, Faucets. Much More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales VCR TAPESApprox. 45 Assorted! Suspense, Comedy, Horror etc. All Good. $15. 863-402-2285 SOFA 2seater, lavender & green flowers. Excel. cond. $100. Call 863-453-3104 SHELLS VERYlarge, $5.00. Many to choose from. Call 863-655-1856. QUILT 80"X 82" / NICE SHAPE! Small Squares Diamond design. $20. 863-402-2285 LAWN MOWER* CRAFTSMAN Excellent Condition. $50. 863-273-3575 JUICEMAN JUICERLike New. $20. 863-414-0448 JEWELRY CHESTWith Drawers and Hooks for hanging chains.Nice. $20. 863-414-0448 COLEMAN LANTERNS(4) DUAL MANTLES. All 4 for $40. Will separate. 863-402-2285 COFFEE TABLERectangular, dark wood, glass top. Excel cond. $75. Call 863-453-3104 7310Bargain Buys ELVIS PRESLEYCOLLECTABLES For sale, Sebring. Trading cards, magazines, a collectable coin, book. 1441 Whisper Lake Blvd. 863-471-0183. RYOBI 12"Precision surface planer w/sturdy stand. $250; DEWALT DW 706 12" chop saw 3 angle cut w/ $100 folding stand. $300; 10" Black & Decker table saw / stand w/retractable casters. $250. Call 850-384-9687 7300Miscellaneous 7000 MerchandiseSUN NLAKES SEBRING 2BR/2BA Home. $675 w/Lawn Care. 3913 Palazzo Dr. Call 301-401-5615 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING 2/1House, screened porch. Fenced back yard. Lawn care included. $600/mo. + security. Call 863-253-1029 or 863-381-7967 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp, with Lake Access. Very Nice 2BR,1BA, Appliances, A/C. $550/mo. plus $50 water. 863-465-1354. 6250Furnished Houses 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING *CUTE 2 duplexes near mall, Both 2BR/1BA, tile floors, screened porch, W/D hookup: 1929 Theodore completely remodeled with new cabinets and fenced yard $590 mo: 1928 $550 mo./ 1st. mo rent and $300 sec deposit. MOST PETS OK. 863-446-7274 SEBRING -Furnished Efficiency close to Downtown. Very clean, A/C, W/S/G, Lawn care included. You pay only electric. $445./mo. Plus Sec. Dep. 941-773-7523 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsRANDOLPH MAINEBeat the Heat! 1987 Mobile Home w/2 car garage in 55+ Park. Complete renovation. 2/1, new floors, windows, doors, appliances, large deck w/gazebo. park rent $220/mo. Furnished. $29,000. Call 207-837-3708 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING 2/1Villa, 3018 Spinks Rd. $585/mo. $600 Security. No Pets. Call 863-385-3101 4120Villas & CondosFor SaleSUN NLAKES *SELL / LEASE OPTION 3BR, 2BA. Just Remodeled! Large Corner Lot. $137,500. Owner Will Finance if needed. 954-270-5242 4060Homes for SaleAvon Park IN 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 FROSTPROOF *LAKE FRONT 4BR, 2BA, Just Remodeled! Culdesac. SELL / LEASE OPTION Owner Finance Available. $117,500. 954-270-5242 AVON PARK2/2, Florida Room. Completely remodeled. Owner Finance. Low down payment. 117 E. Canfield St. $33,000. Call 305-885-1621 or 305-888-4688. 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialROYAL CAREOF AVON PARK Great career opportunity for an experienced detail oriented nurse in a leading long-term care facility. Minimum qualifications include wound care, excellent technical assessment, documentation and communication skills. We have an excellent benefit package. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, Fl. 33825. EOE, M/F, DFWP. 2100Help Wanted ROYAL CAREOF AVON PARK currently has FT and PT positions available for C.N.A.s to work 7 3 shift that have a willingness to give excellent loving care to our residents. We offer an excellent benefit package; performance incentives, staff recognition program and many others. If you want to become part of the Royal Care Team apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, Fl. 33825. EOE, M/F, DFWP. 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 PATIENT CARETECHNICIAN Needed for dialysis clinic Prefer certified, but will train right person with phlebotomy experience. Excellent benefits. Fax resumes to (863) 382-9242 Attn: Peggy or call (863) 382-9443 LOCAL DRIVERWANTED F/T for Parcel Delivery must have at least 1 year of verifiable driving experience (within the last 3 yrs. immediately preceding the date of hire). Must have experience in a 14,000 GWR to 26,000 GWR van or truck. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass background and drug screening, must be able to lift 70lbs., be dependable and 21 yrs. or older. Send resume or go to Heartland Workforce. LAKE WALESMEDICAL ASSISTANT/CNA Immediate opening for an experienced MA/CNA IN PEDIATRIC OFFICE. Computer literate, Phlebotomy plus Bilingual Preferred. Please call 863-382-0566. Fax resume to 863-471-9340 E-mail: 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 DIESEL MECHANICneeded for local hollowcore precast company. Welding/Electrical skills required. Competitive benefit package. Email resume/salary requirements to Fax:863.655.1215 ASSISTANT DIRECTOROF NURSING Excellent opportunity for an experienced RN to be our ADON. The candidate must have knowledge of long-term regulations, strong management skills, Medicare experience and a willingness to go the extra mile to maintain a high standard of care to our residents. Excellent benefit package, please apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, Fl. 33825. EOE, M/F, DFWP. (863-453-6674) 1200Lost and FoundFOUND LG.Black neutered male Dog. 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Page A10 News-SunFriday, August 9, 2013 CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, THE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 8/9,16,23,30; 9/6; 0 0 0 3 1 6 1 2 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 8/9/13; 0 0 0 3 1 6 1 5


By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentIn traveling to Highlands Ridge North Monday morning, the Sertoma Junior Tour golfers knocked out their eighth event of the season, with one more separating them and the Tour Championship. This was another make-up of an earlier rain-out, making these last two weeks chock-full of golf action. Ever true to their reputation, the completion was fierce as players fought hole by hole. One prime example of this was an impressive round of 68 by Morgan Baxendale to win the girls14-18 division. Kendall Griffin took second place with her 75, followed by Meredith McKenna with an 83, Lindsey Moffat with an 89, and Megan Crews with a 92. Cole Berger stepped up to set the pace for the group of 17-18 boys, carding a 74. Just five stroke behind was Will Bennett, Bradley Brewer followed just one stroke shy of Dustin Baber and Terrell Williamstied 82 to settle the other top honors. Athree-way tie continued to prove the level of competition as Jason Cannons 83 was just below Andrew Wally, Ben Tubss, and Nic Staffieris 84, with Sam Rogers85 not far behind. The girls11-13 division was led by a 42 from Ashley Engle, followed by Alyssa Jordans 59, Hannah Revels round of 64, and Emily Dressels 80. Julian Crozier rose to the top to take the boys13-14 division as his card of 55 finished just before the 56 turned in by Scott Hamilton and the 59 from Seth Hamilton. Abattle of the Jacks kept things interesting as the two rallied for first in the boysand girls6-8 division before Jack DuPriest brought in a low 26 to overcome Jack Barbens 35. Parker Griffin came in with a 3 7, followed by Brody Hall with a 39 Tying for fifth in this group wit h a 43 was Ian Frazier and Jarrett Hornick. In the 11-12 boysdivision, Wil l Redding came out on top with his 45, two stokes under second-place Beckham Donovan. Trailing just behind was Eli Fautherees 52, Jackson Griffins 54, and Clayton Oshas 57. Zach Doorlag led the 9-10 boys with his round of 45, although jus t under Billy Carols 46. Still rising through the competi tion was Clay Jacobss 50, Lane Revels 53, and Nolan Rasnakes 58. With the Tour Championship within their sights, the kids are ce rtainly hitting the range in prepara tion for the bittersweet end of yet another successful Sertoma season But one more outing stood between them and the finale, as a quick turnaround had them teeing off at Placid Lakes Thursday mor ning. See Sundays News-Sun for a recap of this next-to-last event of the season. I fished Lake Istokpoga a couple of days last week, once by myself and one bass fishing guide trip. The bass are everywhere! Or at least it seemed that way on both trips. Action on both trips was non-stop up until about 11 a.m. This time of the year I dont usually fish much past noon, but I continued fishing both days until 1:30 and 2 p.m. only to realize, the fish were far and few between after noon. Lake Istokpoga is made for flippin, and both days thats how I caught most of the bass, but I did catch a few on a topwater Bass Assassin and a Strike King Frog between 9 and 10 a.m. I started out flipping a blue/black YUM DINGER, and must have gone through two packs of them before I ran out and switched to my other favorite plastic, a ZOOM Baby Brush Hog. The Brush Hog worked equally well and after working an area pretty hard, I backed off and threw a Bass Assassin and Frog. The bass werent as anxious to take a topwater bait, but the ones that did really crushed it! I caught 16 bass on the trip by myself, the largest about five pounds and we caught over a dozen on my guide trip using the same artificial baits. The first bass of the day on my guide trip was a feisty 3 pounder that struck my bait with real intensity on the third flip of the morning. I brought the bass into the boat and as she flipped on the front deck she spit up a 6-inch bluegill, completely skinned. It just goes to show you how aggressive these fish can be. That bass had a large mouthful of food and still hit my plastic bait. It was interesting to note the condition of the bass. Almost without exception, every bass looked in pristine condition, free of parasites and sores. In fact, the bass looked in the best shape that Ive seen them all year. And every fish was fat! Large, over slung bellies certainly indicate they have been feeding well. As many of you may recall, Doug Hannon, the Bass Professor who passed away a few months ago sta ted many times that the heav iest weight bass will achiev e in a given year is always during the summer, late sum mer and fall periods. It certainly seems true of the many bass caught last week in this incredible fish ery.REDS II I finally opened REDS II last Saturday and I wanted to thank the folks who stoppe d by. No fan fare, balloons or grand opening event, the store is about 50-percent stocked and by the time thi s SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, August 9, 2013 Page B4 Fishin Around... Don Norton Lake Istokpoga has been hot Courtesy photo Still active on area lakes until the end, grand old fisherman Nelson Hill recently passed away at 92. See HILL, Page B3 LAUREN WELBORN/News-Sun files Will Redding finished with a 45 Monday to top the Boys 11-12s at Highlands Ridge North. Sertoma on the home stretch By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comPerhaps its only the most fervent golfers, the more intense followers of the sport, that understand and know the history of this weekend. If youve ever gripped your driver, mid-iron or putter with your bottom hand pinkie interlocking with the top hand forefinger youre engaging in what is known as the Vardon grip. So named for Harry Vardon, from way back when. I bring that up as something of an attention getter, because it was 100 years ago at the U.S. Open that Vardon came up short, and in so doing, allowed golf in America to take a big leap forward. The event has been covered in books, and was brought to the big screen rather recently, in a very well done piece The Greatest Game Ever Played. Another piece on the groundbreaking happening was released recently as well, by a childhood friend of mine. Brad Herzog, an acclaimed author of numerous children-aimed, sports-themed books, as well as a few other lauded, abstract, taste-ofAmerica novels of a more intellectual nature, came out with Francis and Eddie a childrens book chronicling the essence of what made that weekend so long ago, so special. Both in the grand awareness that came about, as well as in the private connection it created that would last a lifetime. Often a movie is a condensed version of the Getting to know Francis and Eddie See BOOK, Page B3 Special to the News-SunGAINESVILLE In an a ggressive move to protect t eens from the ongoing t hreat of performancee nhancing drugs (PEDs), the h ead of the Florida High S chool Athletic Association t oday asked the organizat ions medical policy experts t o conduct a top-to-bottom r eview of existing policies to d etermine what additional m easures can be enacted to p revent the use of improper s ubstances by high school s tudent-athletes. Dr. Roger Dearing, F HSAAs executive director, a sked the associations S ports Medicine Advisory C ommittee to conduct a t horough review of existing s tandards to determine how t hey can be strengthened to s top the trend of PED use a mong professional and coll ege athletes from spreading t hroughout prep sports. Dearing noted that under e xisting FHSAAsportsmans hip bylaws and policies stud ent-athletes can be susp ended from competing if t hey have used PEDs, but D earing suggested that these p rohibitions may be insuffic ient in light of recent alleg ations that South Florida h igh school athletes received P EDs as part of the B iogenesis scandal. The FHSAAs overriding p riority is the safety, wellb eing and constructive d evelopment of young stud ent-athletes, whose bodies a nd character are still formi ng. Performance-enhancing d rugs undermine every a spect of this goal, and so it i s imperative that our stud ent-athletes adhere to a z ero tolerance policy toward t hese inherently unfair and d angerous substances, D earing said. Here is the b ottom line for me: As execu tive director of FHSAA, I b elieve we must draw a line i n the sand against performi ng-enhancing drugs. School d istricts simply cannot tolera te coaches who encourage o r look the other way when FHSAA seeks policy review for PEDs See PED, Page B4 KATARASIMMONS/News-S un Aimed toward younger readers, Francis and Eddie will strike a chord for adults and golf enthusiasts as well.


YMCA SoccerSEBRING The Highlands County YMCAis currently taking registrations for Fall Youth Soccer ages 3-14. Questions please call 382-9622.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. 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 used from their website Annual Firemen MemorialSEBRING As one of their biggest fundraisers of the year, Sebring Firemen, Inc. will hold the 14th Annual Memorial Golf Classic on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Sun NLake Golf and Country Club. Presented by AXAAdvisors, LLC and Home Depot, the day-long tournament will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. and cannon start at 8:30 a.m. The format is a 4-person Scramble, flighted by handicap, utilizing both the Deer Run and Turtle Run courses, and the entry fee remains at $75 per player. As is their nearly 90-year old custom, the Firemen seek to raise funds to help all area student-athletes and athletic programs. And in so doing, make it a fun and memorable event for all those involved. The festivities, in fact, begin the night before at the Pre-Tournament Mixer on Friday, Aug. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sun NLake restaurant for early registration and a heavy dose of hors doeuvres. Deadline for entry is Thursday, Aug. 8, and checks should be made payable and remit to Sebring Firemen, Inc., P.O Box 1981, Sebring, FL33871, (863) 382-2255. Team entry agreements can also be faxed to Sebring Firemen, Inc. at (863) 385-7773. Last years field of more than 250 golfers set a new high for the everexpanding fundraiser, so make sure to get those entries in to be part of a great day of helping the Firemen give back. APHS Pool ScheduleAVONPARK Beginning Tuesday, July 16, the Avon Park High School Pool will be open Monday-Friday 9-11:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday 13 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. The cost is $2 per swimmer.Excel Volleyball ClinicsAVON PARK South Florida State Volleyball coach Kim Crawford will be offering six clinics for beginner/intermediate boys and girls interested in learning fundamental volleyball skills, loco-motor movements, eye/hand coordination and team building skills. Each clinic will meet one day for two hours, with a cost of $50 per clinic, or a six-clinic special of $250. Pre-register by Monday, July 22 and the cost will be cut down to $200 for all six. The clinics will meet in the Panther Gym at SFSC on Saturdays Aug. 3 and 17, Sept. 7 and 21 and Oct. 5 and 12, from 9-11 a.m. each day. The clinic is perfect for middle-school athletes preparing for the school season. Private, specialized training sessions with Coach Crawford will be available immediately following each clinic, from 11 a.m.-Noon, at $20 per athlete. For more information, contact Crawford at (863) 385-2377, or at craw Tourney approachingSEBRING The deadline for player entries in the 36th Annual Highlands Independent Bank/Sertoma Golf Tournament will be Monday, Aug. 12. This most popular tourney, which sports a two-man best ball on Saturday and a two-man team scramble on Sunda y, will be held Aug. 24 and 25 at Sun N Lake Country Club. Entry fees and player options for this years event have remained unchanged. The individual player fee is still $155 while the entry fee for a golfer wanting to attend, with guest, the Saturday nigh t Sertoma Luau, is still $205. Entry fees include all golf privileges for both days, plus a complimentary Friday practice round, post-tourney London Broil luncheon, complimentary beverages and sausage sandwiches, rang e balls, over $20,000 in prizes, along with fabulous trophies and hats. Saturday nights 16th annual Luau wi ll feature the Blue Mason Barter Company band, heavy hors doeuvres, open bar, with dancing, fun and fellowship for all Proceeds will continue to support the speech and hearing impaired, along with the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour. Currently, more than 150 players hav e committed to play, with the field limited to the first paid 232 golfers. For more information for player entries or business sponsorships, call Dusty Johnson at (863) 381-8041. Registration forms are also available at local golf pro shops.Coz Youth BowlingLAKE PLACID Cozs Youth Bowling League of Lake Placid, for age s 7 and up, starts itsnew season on Saturday, Aug. 24. New Bowlers are welcome with a $25 sign-up fee which includes a shirt. Bowling is Saturday mornings throug h Dec. 21, starting at 9 a.m. each day. Weekly cost is $11 and includes three games of bowling, shoes and prize fund Pee Wees, ages 3-6, are also welcome and special rates apply. All Youth League bowlers are eligibl e for reduced rate open bowling (some restrictions apply) and free bowling wit h instruction on Fridays from 4:30-6 p.m must be accompanied by an adult. Come out for instruction and a good time. Call Frank Peterson at 382-9541, or Donna Stanley at 441-4897 for more information.KOC Golf TourneyAVON PARK Knights of Columbu s Avon Park Council 14717 will host the 58th annual State Golf Tourney on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29 a t Sun N Lake Golf Club. For further details, contact or call 414-7702, or email or call 4712134.Champions Club GolfAVON PARK The inaugural Avon Park Champions Club golf tournament will be held at Golf Hammock Country Club on Saturday, Sept. 14, with an 8 a.m. tee time. This fundraiser will benefit the academic and athletic programs for Avon Park youth and will be limited to the fir st 100 paid entrants. Entry Fee is $60 per person for the four-person scramble event. The entry fee covers: golf, cart, refreshments on the course, Deluxe plaques to flight winners, contests, a mulligan, and chicken and ribs dinner in the clubhouse. Acorporate fee of $275 per team wil l enter four golfers and a tee sign for you r business. Tee sign sponsorship is $50. Checks payable to Avon Park Champions Club should be mailed to: Champions Club, 24 South Verona Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825 prior to the Wednesday, Sept. 11, entry deadline Please include names and handicaps o f players and if a corporate sponsor suppl y logo for the tee sign. You may request an entry form from Chet Brojek at or call the coach at 863-712-3524. AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Boston 7046.603 Tampa Bay6647.5842.5 Baltimore6351.5536 New York5756.50411.5 Toronto5361.46516 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit 6745.598 Cleveland6252.5446 Kansas City5853.5238.5 Minnesota4962.44117.5 Chicago4369.38424 West Division WLPctGB Oakland6449.566 Texas 6550.565 Seattle 5361.46511.5 Los Angeles5162.45113 Houston3776.32727 ___ Tuesdays Games Detroit 5, Cleveland 1 Cincinnati 3, Oakland 1 Boston 15, Houston 10 Minnesota 7, Kansas City 0 Chicago White Sox 3, N.Y. Yankees 2 Arizona 6, Tampa Bay 1 Texas 8, L.A. Angels 3 Baltimore 4, San Diego 1 Toronto 7, Seattle 2 Wednesdays Games Cincinnati 6, Oakland 5 Baltimore 10, San Diego 3 Seattle 9, Toronto 7 Detroit 6, Cleveland 5, 14 innings Boston 7, Houston 5 Kansas City 5, Minnesota 2 Chicago White Sox 6, N.Y. Yankees 5, 12 innings Arizona 9, Tampa Bay 8 Texas 10, L.A. Angels 3 Thursdays Games Detroit at Cleveland, late Boston at Kansas City, late Fridays Games Minnesota (Gibson 2-3) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 2-9), 2:10 p.m., 1st game Detroit (Porcello 8-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 5-4), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 6-5) at Cleveland (Kazmir 7-4), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (J.Parker 7-6) at Toronto (Rogers 3-6), 7:07 p.m. Boston (Peavy 9-4) at Kansas City (E.Santana 8-6), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Hendriks 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (Leesman 0-0), 8:10 p.m., 2nd game Texas (Garza 1-1) at Houston (Bedard 3-8), 8:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 7-7) at Seattle (J.Saunders 10-10), 10:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 6-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 4-6), 10:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 14-3) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 2-4), 10:15 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cabrera, DET39580142.359 Trout, LAA43680145.333 Ortiz, BOS36156120.332 HOME RUNS Davis, BAL 41 Cabrera, DET33 Encarnacion, TOR30 RUNSBATTEDIN Davis, BAL 106 Cabrera, DET102 Encarnacion, TOR89 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Davis, BAL .676 Cabrera, DET.668 Ortiz, BOS .587 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Cabrera, DET.453 Trout, LAA .424 Ortiz, BOS .412 WON-LOST Scherzer, DET16-1 Moore, TB 14-3 Tillman, BAL14-3 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Hernandez, SEA2.39 Kuroda, NYY2.45 Sanchez, DET2.58 STRIKEOUTS Darvish, TEX192 Scherzer, DET170 Hernandez, SEA169 SAVES J. Johnson, BAL39 Rivera, NYY 35 Nathan, TEX 33NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta 7045.609 Washington5460.47415.5 New York5160.45917 Philadelphia5162.45118 Miami 4369.38425.5 Central Division WLPctGB Pittsburgh6944.611 St. Louis6647.5843 Cincinnati6351.5536.5 Chicago5063.44219 Milwaukee4965.43020.5 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles6350.558 Arizona 5855.5135 San Diego5262.45611.5 Colorado5263.45212 San Francisco5063.44213 ___ Tuesdays Games Atlanta 2, Washington 1 Philadelphia 9, Chicago Cubs 8 Pittsburgh 4, Miami 3 N.Y. Mets 3, Colorado 2 Cincinnati 3, Oakland 1 St. Louis 5, L.A. Dodgers 1 Arizona 6, Tampa Bay 1 Baltimore 4, San Diego 1 Milwaukee 3, San Francisco 1 Wednesdays Games Cincinnati 6, Oakland 5 Baltimore 10, San Diego 3 Atlanta 6, Washington 3 Chicago Cubs 5, Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 4, Miami 2 N.Y. Mets 5, Colorado 0 L.A. Dodgers 13, St. Louis 4 Arizona 9, Tampa Bay 8 Milwaukee 6, San Francisco 1 Thursdays Games Colorado at N.Y. Mets, late Miami at Pittsburgh, late Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia, late Milwaukee at San Francisco, late L.A. Dodgers at St. Louis, late Fridays Games Philadelphia (Lannan 3-4) at Washington (Haren 6-11), 7:05 p.m. San Diego (Cashner 8-5) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 9-9), 7:10 p.m. Miami (Ja.Turner 3-3) at Atlanta (Beachy 0-0), 7:30 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Rusin 1-1) at St. Louis (Lynn 13-5), 8:15 p.m. Pittsburgh (Liriano 12-4) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 10-6), 8:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Hefner 4-8) at Arizona (Corbin 12-3), 9:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 7-7) at Seattle (J.Saunders 10-10), 10:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 6-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 4-6), 10:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 14-3) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 2-4), 10:15 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA C. Johnson, ATL35142119.339 Molina, STL36146119.330 Cuddyer, COL34254112.327 HOME RUNS Alvarez, PIT 27 Gonzalez, COL26 Goldschmidt, ARI26 RUNS BATTED IN Goldschmidt, ARI90 Craig, STL 86 Phillips, CIN 84 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Gonzalez, COL.591 Cuddyer, COL.553 Goldschmidt, ARI.545 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Votto, CIN .438 Choo, CIN .418 Cuddyer, COL.394 WON-LOST Lynn, STL 13-5 Zimmermann, WAS13-6 Wainwright, STL13-7 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Kershaw, LAD1.91 Harvey, NYM2.09 Corbin, ARI2.33 STRIKEOUTS Harvey, NYM178 Kershaw, LAD166 Wainwright, STL156 SAVES Kimbrel, ATL36 Grilli, PIT 30 Mujica, STL 30FIRST ROUNDThursday, Aug. 1 National Conference Spokane 69, Chicago 47 Saturday, Aug. 3 American Conference Philadelphia 59, Orlando 55 Jacksonville 69, Tampa Bay 62 Sunday, Aug. 4 National Conference Arizona 59, San Jose 49CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPSSaturday, Aug. 10 American Philadelphia at Jacksonville, 7 p.m. National Spokane at Arizona, 9:30 p.m.ARENABOWLat Orlando Friday, Aug. 16 American champion vs. National champion, 1 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Chicago136.684 Atlanta 116.6471 Indiana 910.4744 Washington912.4295 New York812.4005.5 Connecticut612.3336.5WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Minnesota163.842 Los Angeles137.6503.5 Phoenix1010.5006.5 Seattle 811.4218 San Antonio713.3509.5 Tulsa 715.31810.5 ___ Tuesdays Games New York 93, Washington 88 Los Angeles 74, Connecticut 72 Indiana 64, Chicago 58 Minnesota 93, San Antonio 80 Seattle 80, Phoenix 65 Wednesdays Games No games scheduled Thursdays Games Los Angeles at Indiana, late Washington at Minnesota, late Fridays Games Chicago at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Tulsa at Phoenix, 10 p.m. San Antonio at Seattle, 10 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League BOSTON RED SOXPlaced LHP Matt Thornton on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 5. Recalled RHO Pedro Beato from Pawtucket (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANSSigned INF-OF Ryan Raburn to a two-year contract. DETROIT TIGERSReleased RHP Jose Valverde.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKSSigned C DeJuan Blair. MIAMI HEATSigned C Greg Oden. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD B O X I N G F R I D A Y 1 0 p m Jose Hernandez vs. Rustam Nugaev. . E S P N 2 1 0 p m Deontay Wilder vs. Siarhei Liakhovich S H O W B A S E B A L L F R I D A Y 1 1 a m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 1 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 3 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 5 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 2 7 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 9 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA E S P N S A T U R D A Y 1 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 5 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 7 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 9 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N M L B F R I D A Y 8 p m Chicago Cubs at St. Louis . . . . . . W G N 1 0 p m Tampa Bay at L.A. Dodgers . . . . . S U N S A T U R D A Y 4 p m Tampa Bay at L.A. Dodgers . . . . . F O X 7 p m Chicago Cubs at St. Louis . . . . . . W G N Times, games, channels all subject to change T E N N I S F R I D A Y N o o n ATP Rogers Cup, Quarterfinals . . E S P N 2 8 p m ATP Rogers Cup, Quarterfinals . . E S P N 2 S A T U R D A Y 1 p m ATP Rogers Cup, Womens Semis . E S P N 2 3 p m ATP Rogers Cup, Mens Semis . . . E S P N 2 8 p m ATP Rogers Cup, Mens Semis . . . E S P N 2 A U T O R A C I N G S A T U R D A Y 9 : 3 0 a m NASCAR Zippo 200, Qualifying . . E S P N 2 1 1 : 3 0 a m NASCAR Cheez-It 355, Qualifying . E S P N 2 2 : 1 5 p m NASCAR Zippo 200 . . . . . . . . A B C 6 : 3 0 p m Global Rallycross Championship . . E S P N 2 G O L F F R I D A Y 1 p m PGA Championship . . . . . . . . T N T 4 p m U.S. Womens Amateur, Day 3 . . . . G O L F S A T U R D A Y 1 1 a m PGA Championship . . . . . . . . T N T 2 p m PGA Championship . . . . . . . . . C B S 4 p m U.S. Womens Amateur, Day 4 . . . . G O L F N F L P R E S E A S O N F R I D A Y 7 : 3 0 p m Miami at Jacksonville . . . . . . . A B C 9 LIVESPORTSONTV Major League Baseball WNBA Arena Football Playoffs Transactions Page B2News-SunFriday, August 9, r


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 9, 2013Page B3 rfn tbb rrfrtbbb rrntfr rrnbnbf bbbrrrnrn tbrbr rnbrbrfb ffbf brbbfb frntrbr column comes out, we should be pretty much stocked up on all your favorite baits. The minnow and shiner tank should arrive this week so hopefully well have live bait in the store by the weekend.WEDNESDAY BASS TOURNAMENT I wasnt able to fish last Wednesdays bass tournament on Lake Jackson but Paul Tardiff, tournament director reported that all the boats weighed in their limit of three bass per boat, with everyone averaging around 9 pounds each. Dwight Ameling and his grandson won the event with 9-pounds, 4-ounces. Nick DeSanta took second place and Paul Tardiff finished third. Were still looking for some more guys to join us for this mid-week event. Starting time is 7:30 a.m. and we only fish till Noon. Theres a 14-inch size limit and you can fish alone or with a partner but only three fish are weighed in per boat. The cost is $20 per boat and all the money is returned to first and second place. Come out and join us if you can.NELSON HILL On a sad note, Nelson Hill, 92, passed away on Thursday, July 25. Nelson was well known throughout Highlands County as a passionate bass fisherman who even at the age of 92 was still fishing as often as he could. I met Nelson years ago when he became a member of the Highlands County Bass Club, and I had the opportunity to fish with him many times. He often shared with me his deep passion for the largemouth bass and just how much he enjoyed fishing for them in the different lakes throughout Highlands County. I remember reading one of the issues of BassMaster Magazine a few years ago when I was living in Ohio and I wasnt surprised to see a picture of Nelson holding a 12 1/2 pound bass hed caught in one of the lakes in Sebring. I always knew hed eventually get the wallhanger he was looking for his entire life. And last year, I had the opportunity to run into his daughter who gave me his phone number and we were able to get together for a da y on Lake Glenada. He caught a number of bass that day and I remember thinking to myself, I hope Im still able to be catching bass when I reach his age. Nelson will be remembered and missed by many of his old fishing buddies. I offer my condolences to his family he was a great guy and a great fisherman! Don Norton is a professional tournament bass fisherman, bass fishing guide, and custom rod builder. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie, and is the owner of a custom rod building company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He is also the owner of REDS II, a full-service fishing tackle store located at 3603 Sebring Parkway, in Sebring, FL. You can reach him at 863-273-4998 or by email at Visit his American Fisherman Facebook page or his website at or stop by the store to see him in person. Continued from B1 Hill was a longtime staple on area lakes b ook from which the story w as originally told. Taking away the imagin ation and putting concrete f aces, backdrops, elements i nto our minds eye and putt ing it on display before us. Perhaps it allows us to t ake a more frank view of w hat took place, give us a m ore grounded appreciation f or what occurred. I had been in touch with B rad recently via Facebook, t he newfound great trans cendor of years lost and r econnections gained. I became more aware of h is work, and partook in it s ince. When I saw he was comi ng out with this piece of w ork, I immediately t hought of the movie, w hich had prompted me to r esearch the 1913 U.S. O pen and get to know the c haracters presented that m uch more. Brad asked if Id read his b ook and perhaps write up a review of sorts, to which I readily agreed, and two d ays later, the book arrived. It takes a step back from t he detail and full-fledged h istory leading up to the t ournament, giving, rather, a brief panorama of what w as at stake. In a way, while a movie c an condense an expansive b ook, this book took a cert ain angle of the movie, and b oth condensed it further, a nd expanded it. Expanded it into a g reater moral. Rather than driving home t he encompassment of what t he tournament brought a bout, it delved into the u nlikely partnership of F rancis and Eddie. Francis Ouimet, a French-Irish lad born of Boston, to a working class family that lived across the street from The Country Club in Brookline, MA. Too far below the elite to ever consider being a member of the club, Francis worked through his childhood as a caddy with his knowledge and appreciation of the game ever growing. There is a scene in the movie, perhaps an embellishment, where a still young Francismother took him into Boston proper on a shopping trip where they happened upon an exhibition of golf being given by Harry Vardon. There was a brief interaction between the professional from across the pond and young Francis, a prelude to their on-course combat perhaps a decade later. When it came to be that the 1913 U.S. Open would be played at the very course where Francis had long caddied, and often played when he could steal a few holes, certain club members urged him to play. Afellow, and nearer to his age, friend and caddy had agreed to carry his bag for him, but upon the day of the opening round, had been caught playing hooky from school. That friends younger brother, Eddie, had somehow made the trip to the course and ardently volunteered to take his siblings place. Initially scoffing at the idea, Francis soon chose to placate Eddies incessant badgering and allowed the youngster, who was barely taller than Francisgolf bag, to be his caddy. The rest of the story references what took place, what was at stake, as well as the outcome, both of the tournament and the future of golf, but more importantly, the friendship that was forged through the hardship that was this uncommon pairing of two youngsters on such a large stage. I had seen the movie, several times, had done my research afterwards and gotten more than up to speed on all that was the 1913 U.S. Open, and figured that the reading of this childrens book would be a formality. But I was startled. Somewhere in the midst of reading things I already knew, something touched me. There is a level of writing that encapsulates the moment, the event and the budding friendship between Francis and Eddie that cut through it all and was moving. I soon referred it to a coworker with a young son, and immediately after their shared reading, she was asking what the movie was called. After I repeated the title, The Greatest Game Ever Played they soon watched it together and, at least from what I hear, both came away loving what they had just experienced. The book, the movie, but most importantly, the story being told. It is a story that needs to be told the right way, and it was in the movie, and Im sure in the original book the movie was based upon. But Brad Herzog took a different tact and honed in on a portion of the story, and wrote it, told it, in a way that does it more than justice. Continued from B1 Book a life and history lesson KATARASIMMONS/News-Sun A n inspired, real-life story of golf, underdogs and friendship make Brad Herzogs Francis and Eddie a worthy read. By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressMIAMI Greg Oden has s igned his contract with the t wo-time defending NBA c hampion Miami Heat. The deal was completed W ednesday. The former No. 1 overall p ick has already spent a few d ays in South Florida taking h is physical and working out s ome contract language. Oden announced Friday t hat he was accepting M iamis offer that will pay h im about $1 million this c oming year and includes a p layer option for the 20141 5 season. He last played in the NBA o n Dec. 5, 2009, sidelined s ince by a series of major knee problems. Heat managing general partner Micky Arison announced the deal, posting a tweet to congratulate Oden and saying the journey continues. I am very excited and happy to be here, Oden said. Im thankful to the Miami Heat organization for bringing me in and Im ready to get to work. Heat President Pat Riley said Wednesday that the team will take a cautious approach with Oden, who has been through the cartilage-repair procedure known as microfracture surgery three times. Its a great challenge for him, Riley said in a statement released through the team. We know all about his past injuries, but we feel that there is a huge upside and the possibility of him helping us. We will continue his program and then we will tackle basketball issues after that. Riley said the team spent many months getting to know Oden, evaluating him both on and off the court before coming to the realization that the time for his comeback may be now. Oden said he was won over in part by how the Heat will not have the expectations for him to play big minutes right away. Oden signs with Heat rf


a thletes use PEDs. T herefore, these coaches c annot be allowed to keep t heir jobs or have anything t o do with young athletes. T his is about more than safeg uarding fair play its a bout saving lives. Dearing was joined in his c all for a review by state S enator Bill Montford of T allahassee, a former school p rincipal and superintendent w ho now serves as chief execu tive officer of the Florida A ssociation of District School S uperintendents; and Dr. Jennifer Roth Maynard, an assistant professor of family and sports medicine with the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and a member of the FHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. Performance-enhancing drugs pose a very real, very dangerous threat to high school student-athletes, both physically and psychologically, said Senator Montford. I commend the FHSAAfor being proactive in addressing the challenge presented by coaches, parents and young athletes who want to get ahead by any means possible, whatever the personal cost. The 15-member Sports Medicine Advisory Committee includes a crosssection of experts from Florida, including 11 physicians as well as athletic trainers, former coaches and educators. The committees work has led to recent FHSAApolicies to better protect student athletes in the areas of concussions and heat/hydration. The Advisory Committee should consider all aspects of performance-enhancing drugs, Dearing said, asking for a thorough top-to-bottom review of existing policies and procedures regarding the use of performanceenhancing drugs by those who break the rules in order to tilt the playing field to their own advantage. Dearing asked the committee to consider the full range of issues related to PEDs, including but not limited to:whether existing policies and procedures provide sufficient authority for schools to test and discipline student-athletes who may be using banned substances; the legal, policy and fiscal implications of heightened policies against performance-enhancing drugs; and whether the FHSAAprohibition against performanceenhancing drugs would be more effective if set out as a stand-alone policy rather than existing only as a part of a broader policy on sportsmanship. Most young athletes have no idea the harm that can be caused by performanceenhancing drugs, said Dr. Maynard. Teenagers are still developing, both physi cally and mentally, and PEDs have no place in thei r lives. Whatever the FHSAA can do to stop PEDs from being used by high school student-athletes is a step in the right direction. Alisting of members of the FHSAASports Medicin e Advisory Committee is available at e d. Golf HammockLast Monday, Aug. 5, the Mezza Group played a Pro-Am Points event. Johnny McEachren was even that was good for first place in A group and Jim Gulick came in second place with minus 1. In B group Jack Stafford scored plus 1 to take first place in and Mike Anselm was even for second place. There was a three way tie for first place in C group between Doug Haire, Terry Yandle and Pete Mezza each scoring minus 2. In D group Larry Spry came in first place at even and a tie for second place between Bob Hughes and Dave Hankinson at minus 2. Next Monday the Mezza Group will begin at 7:45 a.m. at Golf Hammock. For more information, call Pete at 382-1280.Lake June WestA Scramble was played on Thursday, Aug. 1. Doyan and Donna Eades teamed up with Larry and Chris Heath to bring in a 56 for first place. With a 57, just one stroke back, Dick Denhart, Don Boulton, Joanne McGill and Margaret Schultz took second. And just one more shot back, at 58, were Ken Rown, Charlotte Mathew and John and Gloria Huggett in third. Schultz had closest to the pin for the ladies on the day, getting to 15-feet, 5-inches from No. 8. For the men, Denhart got to 11-feet, 8-inches from No. 2 and Boulton to 18-feet, 8-inches from No. 4. The Mens League took to the course on Wedensday, July 31, and saw Doyan Eades, Norm Grubbs, Jack Maginnis and Don Boulton come out on top with a 42. Three shots back, at 45, were Paul Martin, Woody Cook, Joe Swartz, Fred Neer and Al Welch. Taking third, with a 46, were Dick Denhart, Bill Fowler, Mario Cappelletti and Larry Heath. Closest to the pin had Cook getting to 7feet, 1/2-inch from No. 2, Fowler to 13-feet, 9inches from No. 4 and Martin to 7-feet, 5 1/2-inches from No. 8.Placid LakesThe Mens Association played a Two Best Ball tournament on Wednesday, July 31. The trio of Jack Marceau, Ed Bartusch and Bud Snyder came in with a -13, which was matched by Bob McMillian, Jack Hoerner and Bob Sheets, with the former team coming out ahead on a match of cards. Taking third were Russ Isaacs, John Millerick and Wayne Wood with a -11.River GreensThe Golfettes played on Tuesday, July 30. Donna Johnson, Judy Ethun, Karen Speaker and Carol Roy carded a -19 for the win, with Linda Therrien, Pat Kincer, Pat Graf and Barb Plunkett scoring a -16 for second. The Morrison Group hit the fairways on Tuesday, July 30. Romy Febre came in with a 61 to take the top spot, with Larry Roy four back with 65 for second. Four players, Butch Smith, Jim Cercy, Don McDonald and Cecil Lemons, came in with matching 68s. The Morrison Group also headed out on Monday, July 29 and saw Russ Rudd, Cecil Lemons and Butch Smith team up to score a -27 for the win. Jim Cercy, Larry Roy and Joe Graf were second with a -22. A Mens Day event was played on Saturday, July 27. Roy, Cercy and Peter March got the win with a -31, while All Farrell, Neil Purcell and a draw took second. Closest to the pin had March getting to 10-feet, 5-inches from No. 2, Graf to 15-feet, 4-inches from No. 5, as well as 15-feet, 8-inches from No. 12, and Roy hitting to 9-feet, 6-inches from No. 17. A Mens Team and Individual ProAm was played on Wednesday, July 24. Getting the team win, with a +1, were Jim Cercy, Tim Thomas, Peter March and Joe Graf. Individually, Don Ethun won A Flight with +1/2, Thomas won B Flight with +4 1/2 and Gary Riddle won C Flight with a +2. The Golfettes played on Tuesday, July 23, with Linda Therrien, Dee Paul and Judy Ethun each coming in with 26s to top the First Flight. The Second Flight was lead by Barb Plunketts 25 while Jane Auman and Karen Speaker each carded 26s. The Morrison Group saw Jim Cercy win their outing on Tuesday, July 23, with a 58. Larry Roy was just one shot back for second with a 59, and Don McDonald carded a 61 for third. Page B4News-SunFriday, August 9, GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 8/9/13; 0 0 0 3 1 6 1 3 Special to the News-SunThere are four remaining S aturdays in August and S ebring Kayak Tours has an o uting scheduled for each o ne. Sign up for one of them a nd go on a second one for 2 5-percent off. Aug. 10, 11 a.m. Arbuckle Creek to Lake Istokpoga This is a short 2 1/2 mile t rip launching from Niebert's F ish Camp on Hwy 98 in S ebring and paddling downs tream to Lake Istokpoga. Aperfect trip for firstt imers who are not sure they w ant to tackle a full day trip. We will paddle one mile d own to a picnic area where w e will stop, stretch and h ave a snack before continui ng to our Lake Istokpoga P ark final destination. Aug. 17, 10 a.m. Arbuckle Creek Bombing Range This is a full day (4-5 hr) p addle down Arbuckle Creek l aunching from E Arbuckle R d in Avon Park to Arbuckle C reek Rd in Sebring. Be prepared to stay in the k ayak for the entire trip as h igh water levels may not a llow us to get out. Pack a lite lunch that you c an eat while traveling and b e prepared to see alligators. Aug. 24, Noon Hillsborough River We will meet and launch f rom John B Sargeant Park o ff of Hwy 301 in Tampa a nd paddling down to Trout C reek Wilderness Park. We will make a stop h alfway down at Morris B ridge Park for lunch. Bring your (waterproof) cameras and be on the lookout for gators, turtles and birds Oh my! Aug. 31, 10 a.m. Peace River We will meet and launch from Brownville Park north of Arcadia and paddle down to the public boat ramp off of Hwy 70. This is a full day (4-5 hr) paddle downstream with a fairly swift current. Be prepared to stay in the kayak for the entire trip as high water levels may not allow us to get out. Pack a lite lunch that you can eat while traveling. All trips are $39 per person (single or tandem kayak) and includes kayak, equipment, tour fee and shuttle Cost is $10 per person for those bringing their own kayak (except Lake Jackson trip) which includes tour fee and shuttle Please note that the price for the Sunrise at Lake Jackson includes breakfast at IHOP, price on all other trips do NOTinclude lunch/snacks. All reservations must be confirmed via phone or email at least 24 hours prior to trip. Kayaking is a water activity, you will get wet so dress appropriately. Sebring Kayak Tours reserves the right to cancel any tours that do not meet the minimum amount of participants. We do not typically cancel tours due to rain unless we encounter dangerous weather such as thunder/lightning. Sebring Kayak Tours Continued from B1 PEDs not just a problem of professional sports


Community outreach events planned by two agencies ACE Homecare communit y outreach activities for the c oming week include: Monday: 9 a.m., health f air at Nu-Hope Meal Site in A von Park. Tuesday: 9:30 a.m., h ealth fair at Nu-Hope Meal S ite in Lake Placid. Wednesday: 9 a.m., h ealth fair at Faith P entecostal House of God, I nc. in Avon Park. Thursday: 9 a.m., health f air at Nu-Hope Meal Site at F air Haven in Sebring. Friday, Aug. 16: 9:30 a .m., health fair at Nu-Hope M eal Site at The Groves. All programs are free of c harge and open to the publ ic. For information, call A CE Homecare at 385-7058. Comprehensive Health C are is offering the followi ng community outreach e vents: Monday 8 a.m., Health F air, Hammock Estates, Hammock Road, Sebring; 1 p.m., caregivers support group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun N Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday 7:30 a.m., Health Fair, Lakeside Gardens, C.R. 621, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Herons Landing, Herons Landing Lane, Lake Placid; 12:30 p.m., Health Fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring. Wednesday 8 a.m., Health Fair, Neiberts, U.S. 98, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Palm Estates, U.S. 98, Lorida. Thursday 9 a.m., Health Fair, Maranatha Village, Arbuckle Creek Road, Sebring; 10:30 a.m., Caregivers support group, Balmoral Assisted Living, Lake Placid; 1 p.m., Delaney Heights, Alton Street, Avon Park. Friday, Aug. 16 8:30 a.m., Health Fair, Visions, U.S. 27, Sebring. Whenever I talk about osteoporosis, or brittle bones, men lose interest. One in two women and one in five men over the age of 65 will get an osteoporosisrelated fracture. Men get osteoporosis, just at an older age. Women start losing bone mass rapidly at menopause. Men lose bone more slowly, but they catch up at age 80. Men also are generally larger framed than women, so can spare more bone before being at increased risk for fractures. After we reach peak bone mass at about age 20 to 35, our bones become less dense with the amount of bone loss speeding up as we age. By the time we get worried about osteoporosis, it is too late to build up mass for ourselves, but we can encourage exercise and good diet in our children and grandchildren. Stopping smoking and decreasing alcohol intake will also help. Heredity plays a role in the development of osteoporosis. It is more common in Asians, probably due to smaller average stature. Ten percent of Hispanic women over 50 have osteoporosis. African-American women are more likely to die from osteoporotic hip fractures and their risk doubles every seven years. Some, but not all, of the difference is due to diet. People who are at risk should discuss densitometry screening and the need for treatment with their primary care doctor. In 2005, $19 billion was spent on treatment of osteoporotic fractures of the spine, hip and wrist. Only 18 percent of people who see a doctor with an osteoporotic fracture get screening and treatment for osteoporosis. Preventing some of these fractures would help the health care cost crisis as well as saving patients and their families from pain and suffering One in five women and one in three men who have a hip fracture will die within a year. After a hip fracture, only 30 percent will return to pre-injury function. How do you decrease your risk? Making sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D will help slow bone loss. The recommended daily allowance for an adult is 1,000 to 1,200 units of calcium and 400 to 800 units of vitamin D. Calcium is most plentiful in all dairy products. Milk has added vitamin D. Other good sources of vitamin D are exposure to sunlight, salmon and other fatty fish, mushrooms and egg yolks. Your family doctor can estimate your risk by ordering densitometry and checking vitamin D levels. If you have had a fracture or your tests show low bone density, your doctor may prescribe medicines to strengthen the bone. They may also want to evaluate medical causes of falling such as heart arrhythmia, blood sugar problems and vertigo. If you still have a problem with falls, Medicare will pay for a falls prevention program. Aphysical therapist will evaluate you for reasons for falling. These can be weakness in your legs, bad shoes, bad gait habits and hazards at home. Once the problems are identified, they will work with you to reduce your falling risk. I have several patients who went under duress but afterward told me they felt much steadier. Dr. Diana D. Carr treats patients at The Hand & Shoulder Specialists offering specialty care close to home with a concentration on healing shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems. She is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Carr's long list of achievements include being the area's only Orthopaedic Surgeon certified as a hand specialist. For more information, please visit or call (863) 3827777. This information is not intended to diagnose treat or cure your condition. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 9, 2013 Page B5 POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 4 2 9 MOBILITY EXPRESS; 3.639"; 6"; Black; healthy living tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 4 3 0 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 4 2 4 Osteoporosis not just for women DearPharmacist: What d o you think about fish oil b eing linked to prostate c ancer? I used to take it everyd ay but stopped after heari ng about it in the news. D o you still recommend it? L.D., Miami Answer: My opinion is t hat headlines which sugg est fish oils raise risk for p rostate cancer are nons ense. Some people cannot e ven think their way a round this and have given u p fish oils despite scient ifically-sound literature t hat, if printed, could fill a f ootball stadium. I hope youre sitting d own. There is no evidence t hat anybody in this study t ook fish oil dietary supp lements! Nowhere in the n ew study does it say fish o il, it says omega 3. In 2 010, researchers evaluate d ethyl esters of omega 3 f atty acids. Thats actually a drug. Repeat: When you talk a bout ethyl esters of o mega 3s you are talking a bout a patented prescript ion version of fish oils. It w ould never surprise me if s cientists tied a pharmac eutical drug to higher c ancer risk, but the headl ines I keep reading say fish oil. High-quality f ish oils causing prostate c ancer? Au contraire! You cannot take somet hing natural, morph it in a l aboratory, patent it and e xpect health benefits. You c ant mess with fish oils or a nything. Thats why natur al progesterone protects a w omans breasts, while the s ynthetic drug version ( medroxyprogesterone) has d ozens of potential side e ffects. Theres vitamin D3, a n atural form as opposed to D 2, a drug sold as a drug. Y our body has to convert t he D2 drug back to natur al D3, so why not just buy t hat to begin with? B enzodiazepines like a lprazolam or lorazepam a re highly addictive and h ave more risks compared t o natural plant extracts t hat bind to GABArecept ors and relax you naturall y. Oh my goodness, marg arine! Ashmear of potent f ood additives, colorants and fat globules versus natural butter. Trust me, do not mess with mother nature! Why were plasma levels measured when they are meaningless? Red blood cell levels were never even obtained. Common sense now the American Heart Association, the World Health Organization, the United States Institute of Medicines Food Nutrition Board and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans advise us to eat more fatty fish so as to obtain omega-3 fish oil benefits. Theres something fishy going on. Do you think those organizations are in cahoots to induce prostate cancer in the male population? Fish oils primary components are EPAor DHA. Tight studies show DHAis protective for the prostate. In 2001, a study of 6,000 Swedish men found that high fish consumption significantly lowered prostate cancer rates. In New Zealand, men with the highest DHA markers slashed prostate cancer risk by almost 40 percent. AJapanese study found omega 3 blood levels correlated to a reduction in prostate cancer. So, my conclusion is omega 3s derived from fatty fish and fish oil supplements are safe and healthy, especially when taken with GLA. Supplement properly, directions on how to do so are posted at my site. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Fish oil supplements and cancer Healthy Living Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen MCT A bone density scan is a great tool in helping diagnose osteoporosis. Guest Column Dr. Diana Carr Snapshots ATLANTA(AP) A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday. In 18 states, there were at least slight declines in obesity for low-income preschoolers. Previous national stati stics show obesity rates have been rising for decades and recently were essentially flat, although some places have reporte d improvements, like Philadelphia and New York City and the state of Mississippi. But the report from the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention shows signs of a wider-ranging improvement. Now, for the first tim e, were seeing a significant decrease in childhood obesity nationally, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, CDC director. Still, 1 in 8 preschoolers are obese in the United States, and its even more common in black and Hispanic kids. Preschoolers who are overweight or obese are five times more likely than other children to be heavy as adults The new studys data comes from measurements of the height and weight of nearly 12 million low-income children in 40 states. The children were ages 2, 3 and 4. Most were enrolled in the federal Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program which provides food vouchers and other servi ces. Its harder to get national data on preschoolers of more affluent families, so its not clear if the trend applies to all young children. But experts note that low-income kids tend to be heavier. If youre going to loo k at the problem of obesity early in childhood, the group at highest risk are low-income kids. Thats what makes this data so valuable for understanding trends in this major public health problem, said Dr. Matthew Davis, a University of Michigan researcher. Childhood obesity rates fell in 18 states


Page B6 News-SunFriday, August 9, 2013 Religion 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 Bethel Baptist Church LAKE PLACID Bethel Baptist C hurch, 216 E. Park St., will have Back to School Sunday on S unday. There will be a gift for all s chool children who attend the S unday school hour. Rev. Sean Wyland will teach the a dult Sunday school class from the b ook of Ruth. Interim Pastor John H ankins will preach during the m orning and evening service. Call the church at 633-9294. Christian Science Church SEBRING The lesson sermon o n Sunday morning is titled Spirit. The keynote is from E phesians 5:9 ... the fruit of the S pirit is in all goodness and righte ousness and truth. The church is at 154 N. Franklin S t. Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. D owning will bring the message t itled Reality at the Sunday m orning service. The Wednesday n ight Bible study is the book of J ohn.Church of the BrethrenSEBRING Sunday, Pastor Dave Smalley will preach from Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-16. The title of his sermon will be Walk the Unfinished Bridge. Sunday school will be taught by Wendell Bohrer with the help of Louise Bohrer. The theme for Sunday is Impartial Disciples, looking at scripture of James 2. Call 385-1597.Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING Pastor Cecil Hess will preachon We Are Called to Repentance on Sunday. The church is on U.S. 27, four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center, and meets at the Buttonwood recreation hall. For information, call 382-1737.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the sermon, Joseph and the Waterless Pit based on Genesis 37:1-24, on Sunday. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit Baptist Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Rev. Jon Beck will present Learnings in Leadership from Acts 20:25-38 on Sunday. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information call 453-6681 or email Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Rev. Brian Hurley will preach Sunday. Coming soon will be the Red, White & Bluegrass Jamboree at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Enjoy some good oleclassic bluegrass, country, and gospel in the fellowship hall at no cost. For further information about activities of the Faith Baptist, call the church office at 465-0060. The church is at 660 Holmes Ave.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING ThisSunday thechurchcelebratesthe12th Sunday after Pentecost.GuestPastor Tony Doucheswill deliver hissermontitled DontWorry Be Happy! based on Luke 12:22-34. Faith Child Development Center is registering for VPK for fall classes. Classes run with the Highlands County School Calendar. Parents interested in the VPK program should contact the Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Heartland at 314-9213 for more information. Family Night will be Game Night at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Join in for a light dinner, then games. There is a pool table, childsized air hokey table, foosball, bingo, cards, Wii dance gamesand dominos (and many more). On Sunday, Aug.18 the church wants to celebrate and bless the beginning of another school year. Students, preschool through adult, bring your backpacks or lunch boxes to worship service. The service will lift up children and students of all ages, dedicating them to Gods glory as a new school year begins. Teachers, aides, principals, administrators, secretaries, cooks, librarians, janitors, and bus drivers are encouraged to come to church to be blessed, affirmed in your vocation, and encouraged as they serve children and families in their daily work.First Christian Church Avon ParkAVON PARK At 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug 11 will be a food, fu n and fellowship evening. Wednesday, the youth and childrens programs will have a going back to school party. For more information contact the church office. The church is hosting the natio nally known Pay It Forward program. Currently members are accepting donations. All donations must be in new or gently used items. The date for the programs Paying it Forward is to be announced soon. First Christian Church of Avon Church News Continued on B7


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 9, 2013 Page B7 Religion 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. Monday, 5:30-7:30 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; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Friday; 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 Study 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 P ark is at 1016 W. Camphor ( behind the Wells Fargo B ank). Call 453-5334 or email f irstchristianap@ embarqm The church website is w First Christian Church of Sebring SEBRING The pastors s ermon for Sunday will be The Unforgiving Debtor b ased on scripture from M atthew 18:23-27. Assisting the pastor will b e Elders Linda Ellis and M arla Null. Deacons for the d ay are Joyce Winstel and J uanita Roberts. Servers are L inda Johnson. Acolyte for the day will be one of the Kunsak sisters.First Prebyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is titled Application of Right Understanding based on I Samuel 15:1-23. Special music will be provided by the mens trio consisting of Don Antonson, Bob Brock and Gene McEndree. The adult Sunday school class has been viewing videos sponsored by Focus on the Family. These videos are narrated by Ray Vander Laan, historian and teacher, and are filmed on location. On Tuesday, the Deacons meet at 6 p.m. On Friday, Aug. 16, Childrens Ministry and Youth Group will meet at 6 p.m. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrand Street). For questions, call 453-3242 or check the website at Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING The sermon on Sunday will be Being Salt and Light. Apresentation will also be given by the youth Summer Campers. Finger food luncheon will be served in the fellowship hall following worship. The Deacons meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the conference room. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850107.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be The Great High Priest with scripture from Hebrews 4:14-16. The service will include Bev and Dave Knutsky singing. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Call 314-9693 for information.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Senior Pastor Tim Haas will preach at both services in the Sanctuary on Sunday. His sermon, The Whole View, is based on Luke 13:10-17. Daily devotions to prepare for the sermon are available at Men meet on Wednesdays at 6 a.m. in the Mens Bible Class for prayer and breakfast. Anyone is invited to these opportunities. The church is behind the Tower at 500 Kent Ave.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING This Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles sermon will be titled Faith based on Hebrews 11:1-16. The congregation currently meets at the Morris Funeral Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave.Call 8352405 for information.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Corporate Confession of Sins, is taken from Nehemiah 9. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the messages in the worship services. Today and Saturday, Parkway Free Will Baptist Church will host the Centra l Florida Annual Association al Meeting of Free Will Baptists. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 3823552 for information.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The pastors sermon on Sunday is The Church, One and Universal. The church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. Continued from B6 Church News


Page B8 News-SunFriday, August 9, 2013 Religion Once, an elderly carpenter w as ready to retire. He told h is employer of his plans to l eave the house-building b usiness and live a more l eisurely life with his wife. H e would miss the paycheck, b ut he wanted to retire, and h e and his wife had decided t hey could get by on their s avings and sSocial Security. The employer was sorry to s ee such a good worker l eave and asked if he would b uild just one more house as a personal favor. The carpent er agreed, but in time, it w as easy to see that his heart w as not in his craft. He r esorted to shoddy workmans hip and used inferior mater ials. It was an unfortunate w ay to end such a fine c areer. When the carpenter fini shed the job and his boss c ame to inspect the house, h is employer handed him the k ey to the front door. This i s now your house, he said. It is my gift to you. How terrible it must have b een for the carpenter to r ealize that the house in w hich he would now live w as one built so poorly! Jesus also told the story of t wo house-builders in the B ible. In Matthew 7:24-27, He said, Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell and great was its fall. Jesus taught that we are all house-builders of a sort. We are not all necessarily building physical homes, but we are all building spiritual homes by the lives we live. If we hear and obey the words of Jesus, then we are wise, and we are building spiritual homes that will stand forever with Him. If we hear and disobey the words of Jesus, then we are foolish, and we are building spiritual homes that will collapse around us and leave us without the Lord for all eternity. God gives each person the ability to choose where he or she will live eternally. However, that choice is not one that will be made at some future date; that choice is being made right now by the way we construct our spiritual lives. Thus, the question is simple: Are you building a home that will stand or one that will fall? For best results, follow the instructions of Jesus Christ, the greatest carpenter to ever live. Kevins Komments is written by Kevin Patterson and presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway. On the Internet visit, or e-mail What kind of house are you building? Ascripture or statement t aken out of context becomes a pretext for false informat ion or a false doctrine. This t ruth is verified in legal matt ers and witnessed often in s tudying and teaching the B ible. Context is the parts o f a discourse that surround a word or passage and can t hrow light on its meaning; t he interrelated conditions in w hich something exists or o ccurs. Tragically, the i nspired Word of God has f allen victim to such abuse. T he fruit of such is that etern al lives are led into darkn ess and damnation. (2 Peter 3 :16) As a starter, consider a s imple example of context. Make yourself an ark of g opher wood (Genesis 6 :14). Of course, we unders tand that these instructions w ere given to no one today, b ut to Noah centuries ago. T herefore, we are under no o bligation to keep this comm and because in the context w e determined who is speaki ng, who is spoken to and t he circumstances. When the jailor asked, Sirs, what must I do to be s aved? (Acts 16:30) the a nswer was given, Believe o n the Lord Jesus Christ, and y ou will be saved, you and y our household. Apparently f or many, their bible ends t here because they fail to c onsider the context of the c onversation and information t hat follows in verses 32-34. P aul and Silas spoke to him t he word of the Lord so that h e might believe (Romans 1 0:17) and this knowledge b rought him to repent ( washed their stripes 2 C orinthians 7:10) and immediately was baptized. This conversion/new birth was in complete harmony with the conversation Jesus had with Nicodemus (John 3:1-8) and His instructions in Matthew 28:19,20 and Mark 16:15,16 and the beginning model of the 3,000 on Pentecost in Acts 2. All of this is evidence of the amazing grace through Jesus, the Christ. Jesusteaching about the future of the temple is recorded in the parallel accounts of Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. After discussing a series of events that will take place, Jesus stated, Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away (Matthew 24:34,35). This same information is recorded in Mark 13:30,31 and Luke 21:32,33. Now to accommodate various doctrines of men, they will claim that there is no way these things could come to pass in that generation ..., in spite of what Jesus clearly stated. Obviously, when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel and the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven refers to things that would happen during that generation, not centuries later. The events surrounding the siege and destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. are very obvious the things being described by Jesus. This is verified by the description given by Jesus and documented by historians. In one of the many discussions Jesus had with the Jews, He stated as recorded in John 10:30, I and My Father are one. In response to this, the Jews wished to stone Him and Jesus asked why and their reply was, For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God (John 10:33). They jumped to the conclusion that Jesus claimed that He and God were one and the same rather than one in unity. Jesus had repeatedly referred to His Father and so stating declared they were two distinct Persons. This was previously evidenced at Jesus baptism (Matthew 3:13-17) and the transfiguration recorded in Matthew 17:1-8. Considering the context, a basic law of interpretation has always been an issue in studying the message of salvation. The apostle Peters second letter sends forth this warning, as also in all his [Paul] epistles, speaking of them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures (2 Peter 3:16). The destruction which results is due, not to the scriptures or its penman, but to its improper handling of men! (to be continued) Frank Parker can be contacted at Basic law of interpretation New Life Fellowship introduces Life Groups SEBRING New Life Fellowship a nnounces Life Groups happening at 7 p.m. W ednesdays. Life Groups are an opportunity t o connect with each other and grow in G ods Word. Life Group brings together a d iversity of people in a casual setting who h ave a desire to further their walk with God a nd create new friendships. Everyone is welc ome to attend. Life Groups will be held in t he homes of different members each week. To find out where Life Group will be held t his week, go to the Facebook page at, visit the church website at or call 381-9005.Men of Substance meet SEBRING Men of Substance study the prayer lives of the Founding Fathers will a meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 when they study Jesus was in our Founding Fathers. On Sunday, Aug. 25 they will study Our Biblical Foundations in Our Constitution. The group meets at Crossroads Rellowship, 605 State Road 66. Call 6550212 for details. Guest Column Frank Parker Kevins Komments Kevin Patterson Snapshots By BETH HARRIS Associated Press BEVERLYHILLS, Calif. The resurgence of Journey through the bands discovery of a new lead singer via the Internet gets a close-up look on a new PBS documentary. Dont Stop Believin: Everymans Journey airs on Sept. 30 as part of the networks Independent Lens series. Its the story of how Journey guitarist Neal Schon found a replacement for front man Steve Perry by searching YouTube videos, and the bands eventual integration of Arnel Pineda into its lineup. It wasnt easy. Some longtime Journey fans were initially reluctant to accept the presence of Pineda, a 45-year-old Filipino singer, into an American band that had been dominated by Perrys presence and soaring vocals. We still have fans of our music showing up in the last year that dont know Steve Perry isnt in the band, keyboardist Jonathan Cain told the Television Critics Association on Tuesday. Perry was replaced for the first time in 1998. Cain recalled doing a concert in a U.S. city that he declined to name after Pineda joined Journey in December 2007. It took them 30 minutes to finally wrap their heads around the fact that this guy could sing his butt off, he said. At the end of the show, they were all applauding Arnels efforts. Pineda perfected his English by reading Englishlanguage newspapers and using a dictionary to look up words he didnt understand. He wasnt troubled by hardcore Perry fans that compared the two singers. I never had a slight feeling of intimidation, he said. Im not even trying to compete with Mr. Perry. Im just trying to help out. It didnt affect me at all. Pineda was initially found by Schon singing Journey covers in YouTube videos. The band brought him to San Francisco to audition. I found some good guys, but I didnt feel they had the strength and the power in their pipes to carry themselves over the power of our music, Schon said. Arnel, I said, This guy is the real deal. Cain credited Pineda for stoking new interest in the group famous for such hits as Dont Stop Believin, Faithfully and Open Arms. He has his own style that hes developed, he said. I watched this guy come from Manila as a club singer and become a rock star. We have a whole new fan base. Filipino nation is showing up at our shows. Journeys older music continues to find new life on Broadway, television, movies and at sporting events. Were finding young school kids singing these songs and they werent raised with these songs, Schon said. We still obviously love doing it. To rebuild this band from not hing 10 years ago was quite a feat. Schon and Pineda teamed to perform Stay Awhile as bassist Ross Valory and manager John Baruck looked on during the TCA session. Drummer Deen Castronovo didnt attend because of a scheduling conflict. The band resumes its cu rrent tour on Aug. 15 in Kinder, La., and will play two sold-out dates in Chicago later this month. Entertainment PBS documentary looks at Journeys singer search Steve Perrys replacement found using YouTube MC T Arnel Pineda and Neal Schon of the music group Journey perform on NBCs Today show at Rockefeller Center in New York City.


DearAbby: My father-inl aw died two weeks ago. The s ervices were beautiful. M any people sent flowers, b ut one arrangement a bouq uet of white flowers a rrived anonymously. I didnt t hink much about it, just that s omeone wanted to express s ympathy. Now my motheri n-law has become frantic w ith concern about the flowe rs. She sobs over not knowi ng who sent them and we t hink suspects they came f rom an old or not-so-old f lame. We have suggested various r easons that someone might h ave sent the flowers anonym ously, but she refuses to a ccept them. Is sending flowers this way u nusual? Or are there good r easons to do it? For the r ecord, is it even good mann ers to send flowers to a f uneral anonymously? Or is m y mother-in-laws reaction n ormal? Grieving in Georgetown, Texas DearGrieving: Your m other-in-law is grieving. S he is fragile right now, and p ossibly not thinking straight. A card may have been sent w ith the bouquet that was s omehow lost in transit. That she was married to h er husband for 50 years and n ow suspects he was unfaithf ul because of a bouquet of f lowers at the mans funeral i s a sad reflection on their m arriage. She should discuss t his with her spiritual adviser, i f she has one, or a grief thera pist. DearAbby: I am in my early 30s and have been married for five years. My husband and I decided to have a baby, and five months ago I found out I was pregnant. When I told my mom the great news, she wasnt happy to hear it. She doesnt care. All she cares about is how fat Im going to get. My mother never wants to talk about anything babyrelated. If I complain about an ache or pain, she quickly says, Its because youre fat! The last time I went to the OB/GYN for a checkup, Mom didnt even ask if everything was OK. All she said was, How much weight have you gained? It hurts me so much that she treats me and her future grandchild this way. I almost feel like having this baby was a mistake. Please help me. I dont know what to do anymore. Almost in Tears in Ohio DearAlmost in Tears: Stop depending so much on your mothers approval and youll have a happier pregnancy. The person you should talk to about your weight is your OB/GYN. If your weight is such that it might affect your health or your babys, you need to know it ASAP. As you grow closer to motherhood, talk more with your girlfriends, talk more to your husband and less to your mother. DearAbby: I dont go to nightclubs often, so Im curious as to what the protocol is for this. Sometimes, in the ladiesroom, there is a woman there with toiletries, gum, cosmetics, etc. My question: Am I supposed to tip her just once for the evening, or each time I use the ladiesroom? Inquisitive Clubber in Florida DearClubber: Tip the attendant each time you use the bathroom and she hands you the soap and towel the standard rate is 50 cents to a dollar. However, if you tip the person generously the first time, you shouldnt feel obligated to do it again if you need to return. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 9, 2013 Page B9 Solution, B8 Diversions/Puzzles By JAKE COYLE APEntertainment WriterWere the Millers is an i dentity comedy with identit y issues. Jason Sudeikis plays a pot d ealer who, as a disguise for s muggling a huge shipment o f weed, forms a fake family t o drive an RVacross the M exico border. He gathers l ocal stripper Rose (Jennifer A niston), surly homeless t eenager Casey (Emma R oberts) and his young, n aive neighbor Kenny (Will P oulter). The whole concept has t wo motives: to lampoon the i dea of the traditional allA merican family, and as an e xcuse to get Aniston to take o ff her clothes. Both are w orthy endeavors, but everyt hing in Were the Millers f eels forced a hodgep odge of comedic rhythms m ade to lurch from one c rude gag to another. Despite obvious comedic t alents, Sudeikis and Aniston h ave each had difficulty f inding their place in the m ovies, and neither really fit t heir parts: small-time D enver pot dealer (disp atched for the pick-up by E d Helmspolite but ruthless d rug lord) and bitter stripper w ith a heart of gold, respect ively. The concealed identity s htick would have been more f ruitful if the characterspers onalities werent just as thin a s their charade. But with s uch stereotype underpinn ings, Were the Millers r emains the broadest of caric atures. The film, too, comes from m ixed sensibilities. The s cript was begun by Wedding Crashers scribes B ob Fisher and Steve Faber, a nd finished by Hot Tub Time Machine writers Sean Anders and John Morris. Dodgeball: ATrue Underdog Story director Rawson Marshall Thurber keeps the tone appropriately breezy, but understandably struggles to find the right sense of timing. Were the Millers aims for a nuclear family farce, pushing it one step further than its obvious inspiration, National Lampoons Summer Vacation: Not only are they not the gleaming picture of family life they might seem, theyre not even a real family. This naturally opens up a realm of jokes along the lines of Kenny, in a kissing lesson, smooching his supposed mother and sister. Every pit stop is a chance for gratuity. Theres a camp out with swingers (Nick Offerman and Kathryn Hahn) and a run-in with pursuing drug dealers that inanely becomes Anistons strip tease. As she did in Horrible Bosses (which also co-starred Sudeikis) the actress trades on the thrill of her sexuality, which wouldnt be necessary if a good romantic comedy script captured her girl-next-door snark. But its starting to look unlikely shell ever find another The Good Girl or is really seeking it. As a diversion, one could do worse. Sudeikiss smartalleck, Midwest charm, masking a more devious instinct, does a lot to carry the film. The former Saturday Night Live player has struggled to transition to leading man roles, though he showed promise in the little seen AGood Old Fashioned Orgy. But hes straining here to keep the ship righted. When the end-credit bloopers roll, Sudeikis and Aniston, free of the contrived plot, look like theyre finally having fun. A summer vacation charade: Were the Millers feels like forced fun Courtesy photo Jennifer Aniston (from left), Will Poulter, Emma Roberts and Jason Sudeikis pose as a family in Warner Bros. Pictures Were the Millers. Movie Review Were the Millers Rating: R (crude sexual content, passive language, drug material and brief graphic nudity) Running time: 110 minutes Review: (of 4) Flowers meant to ease grief cause only heartache instead Dear Abby


Page B10 News-SunFriday, August 9, 2013 SCENARIO NO. 1 Abully throws you up against a locker and threatens bodily injury. 1.Stand your ground. Most bullies cant handle people who stand up for themselves and would rather pick on a weak student. 2.Assess the situation to see if anyone else might be able to help. 3.Tell the bully you dont want to fight and walk away. 4.If the bully begins striking you, cover your head with your arms, yell Stop it! loud enough for teachers to hear and try to wrestle with the bully keeping his arms from hitting you until someone else arrives. 5.Talk to a teacher or administrator afterward and tell them what happened. Often an administrator will be able to tell the bully someone else saw the incident and reported it. That way you wont be labeled a snitch. 6.In the future, try to avoid the bully and hang out in crowds since bullies are less likely to strike with witnesses around. SCENARIO NO. 2 Youve just discovered theres an evil rumor circulating about you. 1.Dont talk about the rumor, but try to squelch it as soon as possible. 2.When you hear the rumor, tell the person spreading it that its not true and change the conversation. 3.If you know someone is spreading the rumor, but dont catch the person in the act, confront that person and tell them its not true and that you want them to stop spreading the rumor. 4.Remember that most rumors will pass. But in some cases, one will stick, so head it off if you can. 5.Dont spread rumors about others; it could come back to haunt you. SCENARIO NO. 3 During a test, someone tries to cheat off your paper. 1.Move your arm or your paper so the person cant see your answers. 2.Pretend you dont even see the person cheating and dont acknowledge the person during the test or afterward. 3.Dont tell on the person or youll be labeled a snitch. SCENARIO NO. 4 You want to ask someone on a date, but fear the person will say no, and then everyone will find out you were rejected. 1.Get to know the person youre interested in to get a feel for what the answer might be. Hanging out with the person in a group of friends is the best way to do this. 2.Ask the persons friends if the person likes you enough to go out on a date. 3.Ask the person. Youll never get a date unless you ask. 4.If you get turned down, brush it off. At least you tried. Everyone gets rejected sometime.SCENARIO NO. 5 You suspect your teacher doesnt like you, and you worry this might affect your grade. 1.Most teachers are tough at the beginning of the year and mellow as the year progresses. Wait it out until you feel strongly that the relationship is troublesome. 2.If youve done all the work youre supposed to do and still feel the teacher doesnt like you, talk to the teacher after class and state your concerns, saying youre worried the relationship will impact your grade. 3.If this still doesnt work, talk to a counselor. If need be, the counselor can change your schedule so you wont have the teacher any more. SCENARIO NO. 6 Youre shy about your body, and you dont want to shower in front of other people.1.Showers are not required at all schools, so you can just use deodorant. 2.If youre really sweaty, put a towel around yourself as you undress. Wear the towel until you reach the shower, take it off and quickly place it back on once you are done. Slip your clothes on underneath the towel.3.Another option: Wear a swimsuit in the shower. SCENARIO NO. 7 All your friends are going to a dance, and you dont have a date. 1.Get a group of friends who also dont have dates and go to the dance anyway. Many students attend dances solo. 2.While at the dance, see if there is someone you might be interested in asking to dance. Dances can be a good place to find a date.3.Dont dwell on finding a boyfriend or girlfriend. Just have fun, and meeting dates will occur naturally. SCENARIO NO. 8 Someone you dont like starts hanging around with you, but you dont want to be mean. 1.Give the person subtle hints, but dont outright tell them you dont want to be friends. If you dont invite the person to a place youre visiting with friends, the person will probably get the hint. 2.Avoid them as much as possible, and dont talk to them as much as you would your friends.SCENARIO NO. 9 Theres only one seat left on the bus, and the other person sitting there says its saved. 1.Continue to stand beside the seat until the bus driver sees you. 2.Once the bus driver tells you that you have to sit down, blame the driver and tell the person you have to sit there. SCENARIO NO. 10 You dont have a date for the prom, and you dont want to spend money to go without one. 1.Dont just stay home and mope find a friend or family member who also will be home and hang out. 2.Do something fun that you wouldnt normally do see a concert or play, do an art project. Many students find the prom overrated anyway. 3.Remember afterward how much money youve saved by not going.Tips to help incoming freshmen successfully navigate high schoolBYPATRICKS. PEMBERTONMcClatchy Newspapersake a deep breath, freshmen. High school is here. Now that youve finally made it, you have lots of fun things to look forward to. Picture yourself meeting new friends, eating lunch off campus, getting your drivers license and hanging out at football games. Sound cool? Well, dont start making fun of eighth-graders just yet. High school also can be a pretty scary place. Have you ever had a 17-year-old ogre with a full beard slam you up against a locker? What if that girl who gives you butterflies laughs in your face when you ask her to a movie? And youd better hope you dont get an embarrassing nickname you could be branded a dweeb for the next four years. Remembering high school all too well ourselves, were here to help you. Figuring those Worst Case Scenario books pretty much sum up the experience, we asked counselors, principals and upperclassmen to help us compile steps needed to survive any likely scenario. So take this article, cut it out and post it inside your locker for future reference. But dont let anyone else see it. That would be a major dweeb move. ILLUSTRATIONS BYMCCLATCHYNEWSPAPERS Living