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N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, August 11, 2013 Volume 94/Number 96 | 75 cents www.newssun .com Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 O nline: 099099401007 HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 00031472 Business A8 Classifieds A9 Dear AbbyB11 Editorial & OpinionA4 HoroscopeB11 Obituaries A5 Puzzles B11 Sports B1 Index Hot with less rain High 94 Low 73Details, A12 Storm damages several homes south of Sebring By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Call it man against nature. Sandy and Al Pelski contacted the NewsSun expressing concern about the growth of Illinois pond weed that is choking their dock and beach front on Lake June. Sandy Pelski said many other shoreline residents are equally upset. Ive lived here 30 years and have never seen the plants before. They grow so fast, they pop up within days of my getting rid of them. And nothing is being done. It is absolutely disgusting to swim or fall in these slimy green plants that are very thick and dense from the sandy bottom to the top of the water ...(its) damaging our water craft by being sucked in (to engines). Lake June is advertised as a recreational lake, but we have to push everything through those weeds in order to use them. Homeowners pay more for lakefront homes and higher taxes and no one seems to care, she said. Pelski got in touch with Kelle Sullivan, a regional biologist with Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission specializing in invasive aquatic weed management, but was unhappy with the reply. FWC: Annoying weed is a natural benefit for Lake June Courtesy pho to Several residents on Lake June have complained about Illinois pondweed in the lake, but it is a native plant that has benefits for the ecosystem, according to state officials. Christopher Tuffley/News-Sun Cliff and Tori Zukowski inspect the damage after a heavy wind and rain storm tore the roof off the house next door and deposited it in their backyard Friday afternoon. By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Highlands C ounty commissioners are p reparing for a Tuesday sess ion to further trim the budge t. This time they will sit d own with Sheriff Susan B enton, Clerk of Courts Bob G ermaine, Property A ppraiser Raymond M cIntyre, Supervisor of E lections Penny Ogg and T ax Collector Eric Zwayer to s ee where further savings c an be found. Commissioners held their o wn budget-cutting session l ast week, identifying $ 183,000 more that might be p ared from the county's b udget for the upcoming fisBudget paring continues Tuesday Christopher Tuffley/News-Sun This plank, blown by wind, pierced the side of the swimming pool, which was full at the time. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Severe weather Friday afternoon damaged several homes in the Lake Josephine Drive area. The west side of Leona Street appeared to have the most damage. Evidence of high winds broken branches, downed aluminum shutters cluttered the street. Several houses in a row were affected, one losing about half of its roof. One tree on Lake Josephine Drive fell into the road, completely blocking the eastbound lane. The National Weather Service said that after examining radar data and talking to witnesses on the scene that the damage was not from a tornado. Instead, it was powerful straight-line winds. The Red Cross was notified and had sent volunteers to the area. Jessica Kern and her mother Julie Gross were spending a quiet afternoon at home. National Weather Service says damage was not from tornado By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Highlands County Property Appraiser Raymond McIntyre has estimated that local property values for the current fiscal year will be down nearly 3 percent. While he held out hope that the declines could level off later this year o r next, figures released by the Highlands County Building Department are showin g that new construction may not be a facto r if and when there is a recovery. Indeed, building has steadily declined in Highlands County over the past sever al years, despite the ongoing suspension of impact fees. In an appearance before county commissioners this past June, while discussing whether or not to exten d the moratorium on impact fees, County Engineer Ramone Gavarette said it is possible that the county will not even register as many building permits this year as they had in the previous fiscal year. We are on track to match last year, but we most likely wont, he said at the Lack of impact fees has lack of impact Building permits still few and far between Building Permits 2006 1,150 2009 129(year impact fees lifted)2012-13 58 See BUILDING, A3 See COUNTY, A8 See STORM, A5 See WEED, page A3 Lake Placid teenager shines at regional equestrian competitionSPORTS, B1BBQ and moreBBQ Topia offers food, music and message BUSINESS, A8 Morgan Gibbs is riding high


Crews doing road construction SEBRING To complete w ork on Sun N Lake B oulevard from Columbus B oulevard to U.S. 27 before s chool reopens on Monday, A ug. 19 Empower C onstruction Inc. is expecte d to perform work at the v icinity of both rounda bouts on Sun N Lake B oulevard from approxim ately 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. M onday. Delays and temporary l ane closures are expected p eriodically during working h ours. For further information o n this project, call project m anager Keith Baker, E.I. a t 402-6877 or via email at k Highlands County Road a nd Bridge will also be c losing Skipper Road at the b ridge beginning at 8 a.m. M onday. The bridge will be c losed from 8 a.m. to 4 p .m. daily until further n otice. Access to the bridge w ill be permitted from each a pproach to local traffic o nly. For further information, c all Highlands County Road a nd Bridge Department at 4 02-6529. Prescribed burn planned for state park SEBRING The Florida D epartment of E nvironmental Protection's H ighlands Hammock State P ark will conduct a pres cribed burn during the w eek of Aug. 12-17, weathe r permitting. The prescribed burn will c onsist of approximately 90 a cres of Scrubby Flatwoods o n the north side of the 7 L akes Property near H ighlands Hammock State P ark. Prescribed fires are o nly conducted when w eather parameters are suita ble. The final decision to b urn is made daily, after r eviewing the Predicted F ire Weather forecast for t hat particular day and after o btaining a burn authorizat ion from the Florida Forest S ervice. Prescribed burning mimi cs natural fire cycles to r estore healthy forests and n atural communities, reduce u ndergrowth that accumul ates over time and decrease s the potential for wildfire. B urned lands experience an i ncrease in native wildflowe rs, birds and other w ildlife. For more information on F lorida's award-winning s tate parks, visit w T o learn more about pres cribed burning, visit w out; Roth in as speakerLAKE PLACID The speaker for the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce August Membership Luncheonhas been changed toJeff Roth, director of The Champion For Children Advocacy Center.The luncheon time will remain at 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge. Senator Bill Galvano will present at the Sept. 11 luncheon.Bealls plans open houseSEBRING Interested in becoming a star for a Bealls TVcommercial? Bealls in Sebring will be doing auditions during its Back to School Open House on today. Auditions will be held from 1-4 p.m. Bring a current photo. The open house will also feature a sweepstakes give away of 100 prizes, a bounce house for the children and a number of nonprofit organizations that will be set up for the afternoon to distribute information. Events will take place inside and outside the store. For more information on the event and auditions for the commercials, go to Circle sponsors track tripLAKE PLACID The Placid Lakes Social Circle are sponsoring a chartered bus day trip to the Naples/Fort Myers Greyhound Track on Nov. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Highlands County Sheriffs Office would like to encourage the community in the north end of the county to utilize the availability of Central Records services at the North Substation, 304 W. Pleasant St. Located in the former Avon Park Police Department headquarters, Sheriffs Office Records Specialists Ellie Ramos and Jill Byrnes are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday for public records needs. Copies of offense and traffic crash reports, background checks, worthless check packets, identity theft packets, trespass warnings, and concealed weapons permit packets may be picked up at this location as well as other miscellaneous brochures and information. Records Administrator Rob Jordan says, The availability of public records is easily accessible at the north district office and will alleviate a drive to Sebring. According to Sheriff Susan Benton, this opportunity is a result of the agreement with the city of Avon Park wherein the Sheriffs Office provides primary law enforcement services. Using this facility was a win-win for residents in the city and the county. Its eff icient, its accessible and it saves fuel; come by and vis it your public safety office in Avon Park, Benton said. For questions regarding Central Records services at the North Substation in Avo n Park, call 402-7800 or 4027801. Page A2 News-SunSunday, August 11, 2013 DUMMY 2013; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 00026403 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; social security above lottery; 00031390 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; workers comp below lottery; 00031522 Courtesy pho to Central Records Specialist Jill Byrnes and Ellie Ramos (right) are ready to fill citizens requests for information and reports in Avon Park. HCSO opens north district Central Records office Aug. 9 1120303438MB: 12x:3Next jackpot $36 millionAug. 6 111165155MB: 41x:3 Aug. 2 821232539MB: 4x:2 Aug. 7 293346484952x:2Next jackpot $49 millionAug. 2 345394748x:5 July 31 4817205152x:2 Aug. 9 1372224 Aug. 8 1430323436 Aug. 7 516242835 Aug. 6 3892025 Aug. 9 (n) 9283 Aug. 9 (d) 1095 Aug. 8 (n) 2027 Aug. 8 (d) 5918 Aug. 9 (n) 121 Aug. 9 (d) 309 Aug. 8 (n) 528 Aug. 8 (d) 774 Aug. 9 1113224018 Aug. 6 1031333816 Aug. 2 1819273521 July 30 6941442 Aug. 7 525305859 PB: 32Next jackpot $40 millionAug. 3 2124364245 PB: 15 July 31 824394959 PB: 5 Lottery Center 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 76.3% No 23.7% Total votes: 114 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Next question: Should the Avon Park City Council grant the request of several employees that City Manager Julian Deleon be placed on leave while his management style is investigated? By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The city of S ebring will retain its solid w aste department following T uesday nights city council m eeting. (Aprevious NewsS un article mistakenly r eported that the council h ad voted to give a contract t o WSI for waste services w ithin the city.) City Administrator Scott N oethlich confirmed early F riday morning that the W SI contract was a recomm endation made by the S olid Waste Committee, c omposed of council memb ers Andrew Fells, John C lark and John Griffin. The r ecommendation was a pproved at the committee meeting and then presented to the full Sebring City Council Tuesday for discussion. Council members were given the option to take the solid waste committees recommendation or to retain control of the solid waste department. The council voted 3-2 to retain solid waste in the city; Clark and Fells cast dissenting votes. The city is not contracting out; we are staying in the solid waste business, Fells said Friday. Noethlich also cleared up the previously reported mistake. We are not contracting out to WSI; that was one of the two options that was suggested by the solid waste committee ... Were staying in the business. The council voted to retain the solid waste. Nothing is changing, Noethlich said. We put out an RFPto contract out the solid waste, WSI was one of the companies that applied. Clark and Fells voted to recommend WSI at the solid waste committee, Griffin voted against it. The council elected Tuesday to stay in the business. As previously reported, the solid waste department will retain its employees. The News-Sun apologizes for the errors and appreciates the opportunity to set the record straight. Sebring keeping Solid Waste Department Correction Community Briefs Courtesy photo Aktion Club secretary Eva Monk (left) and president Ralph Meyers present Guardian Ad Litem representative Lisa Falcon with approximately $500 worth of school supplies that the club collected for local children served by this program. Club members received donations of backpacks, paper, pencils, ink pens, notebooks, calculators, crayons, rulers, hand sanitizer, tissuesand various other items to help the children get a good start in the school year. Cash donations were also made and the club officers participated in the Tax Free Weekend and shopped for the project. The Florida Guardian Ad Litem programadvocates forchildren who have been abused or neglected. The Aktion Club, who is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Sebring,is a civic group consisting of individuals with disabilities. Aktion Club donates school supplies to Guardian ad Litem Continued on A5


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 11, 2013 Page A3 SEBRING PEDIATRICS, LLC; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, pg 3, 5 or 7; 00031347 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; rt hand read top after school; 00031436 t ime. It does not appear that the susp ension of the fees has had the desired e ffect. Gavarettes numbers indicated that d uring the 2012-13 fiscal year, the c ounty building department issued only 5 8 permits with a construction value of $ 281.859. That wasnt quite as much as t he 2011-12 fiscal year, when the b uilding department issued 61 building p ermits. Those went out at an estimate d construction value of $440,761. In fact, despite assurances that it was t he countys impact fees that had stif led growth locally, building permits h ave trended steadily downward since 2 009 when the impact fees first were l ifted. In that year, 129 permits were i ssued. Construction at the time was e stimated at more than $1.4 million. Nevertheless, all those numbers pale i n comparison to the height of the b uilding boom in 2006 when there w ere more than 1,150 permits pulled. Gavarette said the answer to the d ecline has been the state of the econom y. We have meetings with developers they come and meet with us then t hey hardly ever come back, he said. District 3 Highlands County Commissioner Ron Handley, himself a contractor, echoed those feelings. If you look at the permits, they havent increased at all yet, he said. I am hoping that when our winter friends get back it will improve. If it truly is better in other areas in the country like you keep reading about in the papers, hopefully this winter will be the turning point for us. Handley tried to spur some interest in the industry by trying to organize a parade of homes, but to date has gotten no response to his letter. Theres not much positive out there; I can see that, he said. Compounding the problem is the ability for contractors to find help. Alot of our subcontractors have gone broke or left the area, he said. The one guy I used for stucco has gone to Texas. Currently, contractors have had to be content with remodeling, upgrades or additions to current homes. Handley said one problem has been finding young people with families to move here or stay here. Unless youre in the health services business, theres just not a lot to draw young people here, he said. While some restaurants and other businesses have recently remodeled their buildings, others have closed some for several weeks during the summer doldrums. Owners have said it simply is more economical to shut their doors until some of the local residents come back from their vacations and northern residents return to their winter homes for the season. Many have looked to the Highlands County Economic Development Commission/Industrial Development Authority or even the Highlands County Tourist Development Commission to draw businesses in to the area. Stephen Weeks, executive director for the IDA/EDC, has announced the group is in negotiations with a chain restaurant, but has not indicated what company that might be or exactly where it might locate. Gavarette revealed a local discount chain has been scoping out locations to build a couple more small stores in the county. One site could be south of Lake Placid with the other one possibly going in north of Avon Park.. They are not in the city limits because they are coming through us, he said. Continued from A1 That is because, despite its name, Illinois pond weed is native to central Florida. It has always existed in local lakes. In fact, Sullivan said, Illinois pondweed is beneficial for lakes, providing cover for aquatic animals, anchoring the sediment bottom and oxygenating the water. According to, the plantstubers provide an important source of food for waterfowl. It is a nuisance, however, to people using the shore, and difficult to remove. One reason is that fragments can re-root and grow. The FWC does not maintain private property. It is responsible for keeping public access to lakes open. This is why it does maintain public boat ramps and channels that are choked with aquatic plant life, native or exotic. The FWCs main mission is managing exotic plants like hydrilla, water hyacinth and water lettuce that can completely cover a lake, Sullivan said. Pondweed will not do that. It grows in water up to 14 feet deep, from the lake bottom to the surface. Most of Lake June is 15 feet or deeper, in places up to 35 feet, where pondweed does not grow. According to the FWC and the University of Florid a there are only three ways to eradicate the plant: Rake or manually pull it out (it makes excellent mulch whe n dried), use a herbicide, or introduce pondweed eating fish. Homeowners may pull th e pondweed without a permit. Apermit is needed to apply chemicals, but it is free. Pelski said shes priced the chemicals needed to kil l pondweed and found them expensive. I dont feel I should have to pay when neighbors don t (maintain their property). Basically what I want is to stir the pot enough that something will be done, sh e said. Ameeting is scheduled f or 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 8 at H. L. Bishop Park. Experts will be there to answer questions. Continued from A1 Weed has Lake June residents upset Katara Simmons/News-Sun A new house is under construction along Lakewood Road in Sebring, but the number of overall building permits is still v ery low, despite the continued suspension of impact fees. Building permits still lagging


TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS SCOTT DRESSELEditor editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor BUSINESS OFFICEJANET NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor VICKIE WATSONvickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH ADVERTISING Editorial & Opinion Page A4 News-SunSunday, August 11, 2013 From turning the wandering K issimmee River into a canal to draini ng parts of the Everglades for developm ent, the history of our relationship w ith the physical world has been filled w ith disasters. Part of the problem is ignorance, w hich leads to the belief that nature is a n enemy of civilization. Another problem is our need to m anipulate things over which we really h ave no control. The third problem is how weve c ome to expect government at all levels t o come to our aid when something g oes wrong. For example, when Lake Jackson b egan to shrink, the first thought was s omebody had to be pumping water to s omewhere else. Some people believed there was a crack in the lake bottom, or poorly designed dams and canals sucking the water away. Almost no one accepted what scientists were saying that Floridas bodies of water typically rise and fall due to the weather. The scientists said droughts were the main reason for the dilemma, plus a growing population increasing the need for pumping water from the aquifer. As aquifers lose water, so do the lakes, the scientists explained. Lakeside property owners, however, didnt believe it. Two concerns were that property values would fall and paying higher taxes for waterfront property that was further and further from the water was not fair. Pressure was put on local officials and politicians. An in-depth study is under way. With the large amount of rainfall this summer, however, lakes and creeks are rising. Some property owners along Lake June have a different complaint about nature. Theyre complaining about Illinois pondweed choking their beaches and boat houses. Like the home owners on Lake Jackson, the people along Lake June are convinced something unnatural is happening the weeds must be exotic and invasive an outside disaster that requires major intervention. Like the Lake Jackson folks, they want government to solve the situation, by which they mean getting rid of the plants altogether. But Illinois pondweed, despite its name, is a native to Florida. And while inconvenient and messy, it serves several purposes not the least of which is providing safe habitat for fish and stabilizing the lake bottom. To totally remove it will damage Lake June, if in fact the plants can be eradicated at all. So heres the point people who buy homes to enjoy nature have to take nature as it is. Shore lines do change, plants do grow, just like bees sting and fire ants bite. It is up to us to adapt to nature, not declare war on what is meant to be where it is. O ne of the hardest lessons we humans seem reluctant to l earn is that we are a part o f nature, not separate f rom it. Learning to live with nature Growing up, I dealt with my share of bullies at school. I was one of those students who was an easy target socially awkward and not as outgoing and snarky as I am now. Fortunately the bullying wasnt physical, just verbal and emotional. Not that such abuse is harmless. I still remember when someone taped a huge palmetto bug under my desk I wound up sobbing in the guidance counselors office and it didnt help my hostility towards roaches any. One place I didnt have any problems was the school bus. Maybe it was because I carried a violin case and people didnt want to get whacked with it. Maybe it was because my sister and I usually sat together near the front. But I cant recall anyone giving me a hard time on the bus. Arecent news story brought these memories back to mind. According to an article on, three kids assaulted a fourth teen on a bus. The bus driver, 64-year-old John Moody, alerted dispatch to the situation and asked for help, but did not physically intervene, though he did yell at the attackers to leave the boy alone. The attack occurred earlier this month but cell phone video of the incident and the buss surveillance video recently came to light. According to police, the victim was attacked after he told school officials one of the youths tried to sell him drugs. The 13-year-old wound up with two black eyes and a broken arm. Moody has been harshly criticized for not physically trying to stop the fight. According to the article, Pinellas County school policy only requires the driver to call dispatch. He is permitted to intervene if he feels its safe. Prosecutors decided they couldnt bring charges against Moody. The driver, declaring the fight was the last straw, retired from an 18-year career of driving school busses two weeks after the attack. There are counties that actually forbid bus drivers from intervening in a fight. (As far as Highlands County goes, I spoke with the director of transportation here, David Solomon. According to him, drivers are neither encouraged or discouraged to physically intervene. When a fight does occur, drivers immediately notify dispatch and ask for help. They also try to take control of the situa tion using verbal commands or other methods that dont require physically touching the student.) Moody defends his actions in the article, saying he would have endangered other students if hed stepped in. His lawyer, Frank McDermott, concurs and says that the school administrators who let the assailants get on the bus should be looked at. Bullies on a school bus are nothing new. An older woman told me of her son being bullied on a school bus around 40 years ago. When she complained, she was told the bully couldn t be punished because he came from a broken home and was going through stuff. I find myself of two minds in this situation. I admit that asking a 64year-old man to take on a large teenager is expectin g a lot. Asking him to take on three of them? I can see where that would be daunting. But if that 13-year-old victim had been John or James, I know I would have wanted someone to have stopped those thugs. The fact that these three teens could beat a fourth s o badly and no one can or does step in to stop them is profoundly disturbing. However, even I have to admit the true failure isn t that someone didnt stop these bullies its that bullies exist in the first place They were around 40 years ago when I went to school; theyre here today. And innocent kids keep getting hurt. There has to be a better way to deal with this than what weve got. But thats another column. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ Visit her website at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. Bullies on the bus Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include you r address and phone number. Anonymous letters will b e automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 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 Letters are limited to two per month and a guest co lumn can be submitted once every three months. Goodbye Highlands County E ditor: I have moved to the hills of T ennessee, but there are many in H ighlands County that I will never forg et. At the top of my list are Saundra B ass, Jeff Roth, Russ Sharp and B ernadette Hansen. Thank you all for a ll the help you have given me over the y ears with the needs of my two sons. Thank you to Sandy Billings for k eeping my head on straight for 12 y ears when issues seemed to be the o nly thing that came my way. And a special thank you to my c hurch family at First Christian C hurch, Disciples of Christ. It is a c hurch with a heart and love for one a nother, and my boys and I grew a lot i n not only our faith but in knowing we w ere loved just for being us. I wish that I could move all of you u p here with me but since I cant I keep y ou each in my thoughts and prayers d aily. Diane Thibodeau Dandridge, Tenn. Support the employees of A von Park E ditor: (Avon Park city manager) Julian D eleon replies he has made some tough o rganizational changes. Your number o ne priority is people skills to the w orkers and the community. Its called r espect and the humane thing to do. You always throw up what youve d one for the city in defense. Many see w here you have saved the budget, but a t what cost? You stated you have s caled back your work force from 103 t o less than 50. Did you not defeat the p urpose by laying off all these employe es to put other higher paying employe es on the payroll that was not even n eeded? Come on now. Who follows up on city employees? If (budget supervisor Lilyann) Bermudez was behind since October 2012, seems you should be held accountable also or whoever does evaluations of employees. Maybe this person should possibly written up or terminated as she was. Many see you as getting the budget in line, the property tax situation and they see a side of you that you present to some. Others see another side. The mayor and city council had to know from past complaints and lawsuits as to what was taking place here. Did they put a stop to it? ... I was recently in city hall to pick up videos from the last city council special meeting and was told (city clerk) Cheryls (Tietjen) office was in the basement. When I went there, I could not believe my eyes. I was in shock. There were two of the new garbage recepticals inside her office. There were files all over the place, some not in boxes, and Cheryl at a tiny desk facing a wall in the corner. Windows so high, she could not see out. Quite different from her other office upstairs that had a beautiful desk and view, and I believe to be empty at this time. ... Not only that, if you go to second floor, in order to get inside a person must ring the buzzer, look through some little mini blinds to show your face and then a person is waved to come in or at least thats the way it use to be. I dont think its changed. ... There are no other city halls, nor townships in Highlands County that one must go through this kind of security. I suppose this is what its called to get in. This is so wrong. All the city officials are responsible for this setup. My God, what has our city come to? Has anyone been threatened to cause Julian or whoever is responsible to take such drastic measures. If so, was there a reason for it? It doesnt paint a pretty picture, does it? It makes me mad everytime I hear of Avon Park referred to as the City of Charm ... Its more like the city of harm. To the past and present employees, we are here for you. We will pray for you and we will do everything in our power to see that justice is served. Hold your heads high. Write this quote down and place it in eyes view ... Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. Dale Carnegie. ... To the magnificent nine, we support you. You will not stand alone. Justice will prevail. Fight, fight and fight for what you believe in. Patricia Austin Avon Park BouquetNew 4 U is much appreciatedEditor: I have always admired those who give back to their community. To me, these are truly the unsung heroes of our day. I was the recipient of such a hero this morning. There is a new business in Sebring located off the Circle on Ridgewood Drive called New 4 U. It is a used clothing store for school-age children. What makes it unique is that Vanessa, the owner, welcomes those truly in need into her back room (by appointment) where she allows these children to pick out clothes for themselves at no charge. In these hard times, I was able to make an appointment with Vanessa and my daughter was able to benefit from her generosity. She is my hero. Thank you Vanessa! Holly Tyson Avon Park


BERNARD OAKES Bernard Lee Oakes, 66, of Sebring, Fla. passed away A ug. 7, 2013. He was born i n Randalia, Iowa to Leland a nd Betty Oakes on Oct. 2 2, 1946. Aveteran of Vietnam s erving with the United S tates Air Force, he also s erved with the U.S. Peace C orps in the Philippines w here he met and married F rancisca Dee, moved b ack to Iowa in 1977, then r elocated to Sebring in 1 979. Bernie was owner of Two S easons Carpet, was later i n auto sales and retired as a drug and alcohol rehabilit ation counselor. Bernie w as a former member of St. J ohn United Methodist C hurch, Sebring. He was preceded in death by his wife Dee in 2010 and is survived by his sons, Robert (Paulina) Oakes of Sebring and Vincent (Dawn) Oakes of Chattanooga, Tenn.; sisters, Randi Harrison of California and Barb OakesMichael of Kansas; grandchildren, Cody, Cheyenne, Chyna, Chance, Cullen, Brandon, and Luke; and great-granddaughter, Ignacia. The family will host friends and loved ones for a time of remembrance, fellowship, and refreshment on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the home of Robert and Paulina Oakes, 3705 Golfview Road, Sebring. Military Honors will follow at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Sarasota National Cemetery by MacDill Air Force Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial donations to the Chattanooga Boys Choir, 700-B Pine St, Chattanooga, TN 37402. www.morrisfuneralchapel.c om 13. Leaving from Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. at 9:15 a.m. Tickets for $38 includes bus fare, entrance fee, programs, lunch, unlimited coffee, tea and soft drinks, tax and gratuity. Call 699-6331 or 699-0886 for reservations.Outback collects school suppliesSEBRING Outback Steakhouse Restaurant is planning a Giving Back to the Community Day School Supply Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 in the Lakeshore Mall parking lot. The event will feature local artist and young talent in the effort of raising school supplies for local schools. There will be face painting from the Clown College, coloring contests, kids games, homemade cookies, and an ice creak truck will also be available. There will be a 50/50 drawing, and prizes awarded to the best painting, best clay art and best over all. The entry fee is a bag of school supplies of your choice. These school supplies will also be offered throughout the month of August. With each donation, participants will receive a $5 coupon. Call Ken Carter at 385-4329.Hand and Foot begins at Placid LakesLAKE PLACID The newly formed group of Hand and Foot card players will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Placid Lakes Town Hall for the first time. They will be breaking after the first game, and players may bring snacks if they desire. The leader of the group, Joyce Briski, is still in need of alternates. Call 699-6331 to sign up.Boys and Girls Club collect school suppliesSEBRING Supplies are needed to send young children involved in the Boys and Girls Club back to school. Items suggested for donation include backpacks, crayons, pencils, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, folders, markers, spiral notebooks and notebook paper. Call 658-1176 for drop off locations, or a donation can be mailed to The Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 1596, Sebring, FL33871.Cornerstone Hospice opens new officeSEBRING Cornerstone Hospice continues to branch out with a professional team of caregivers and dedicated volunteers in a new office in downtown Sebring. The grand event will be from 4-6 p.m. Monday at 209 N. Ridgewood Drive, Suite 3. There will be music, food, door prizes, pets and much moreTuffley to appear as SNOs Featured ReaderSEBRING Scribes Night Out (SNO) presents Christopher Tuffley, a NewsSun staff writer, as todays Featured Reader at Brewsters Coffee House at 6 p.m. SNO is a local readers group that meets the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 6 p.m. at Brewsters Coffee House. Tuffley will read from his work-in-progress: a twisted tale titled, Better Than Bad, But Not Good. The novel traces Billy Sioux, the lead character, through a life of drug-running, jail, treason, love and humor. Serving as moderator for the evening is Larry Levey. SNO is open to the public and admission is free. All writers, 18 and older, published or not, are welcome to step up to the Open Mike portion of the event to briefly share some of their own original writings. Brewsters, 2191 U.S. 27 N., will be selling refreshments. Call Levey at 385-8618. Homeowners Association meetsSEBRING The Highlands County Homeowners Association will meet at 9 a.m. Aug. 12 at the Sebring Country Estate Clubhouse. Phil Williams, Lake Placid town administrator, will give an update on issues in the town and give an idea of the towns plans for expansion. Tania Brown, from Florida Hospital, will speak about the Lifeline Program. Members and public are welcome. Call 633-8094.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK American Legion Post 69 will have karaoke by Double D from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. Kamikaze karaoke by Bil-Di is slated from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Afish fry dinner is set for 4-6 p.m. Friday, with music by Patsy. The Legion Bikers second annual Family Day Picnic is Saturday with Queen of Hearts at 5:30 p.m. Call 4534553. LAKE PLACID American Legion Post 25 Auxiliary will serve a taco dinner from 5-7 p.m. today. Gary and Shirley will entertain from 5-8 p.m. Legion E board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, followed by a general meeting at 7 p.m. Big Freddie will entertain from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Steak Nite begins at 5 p.m. Friday followed by entertainment by Jimmy Black from 6-9 p.m. Call 465-0975. VFWPost 3880 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The House Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Aprime rib dinner wil l be served at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Todd Allen will provide entertainment. Call 699-5444. Moose Lodge 2374 will have music by Bama Jam Karaoke on Wednesday, by Pleasure Point on Thursday and Friday. Shrimp scampi dinner served Saturday. Music by Red Neck Joe Band. Call 465-0131. SEBRING AMVETS Post 21 will have karaoke with Jewels i n the Night from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Pizza will be available. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 Wacky Wednesday meal includes pork tenderloin sandwiches for $6.50. Danc e only for $3. Music by Allen from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday buffet includes Maryland crab cakes for $10. Dance only for $3. Music from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call 4713557. Moose Lodge 2259 will have music by Pete Ruano from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. Country fried steak dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Thursday with DD Karaoke at 6 p.m. Music by Lora Patten at 7 p.m. Friday. Poker tournament is set for 9 a.m. Saturday. Music by Buddy Canova at 7 p.m. Ca ll 655-3920. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 11, 2013 Page A5 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page august ads; 00031418 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; would dad; 00031592 Continued from A2 Community Briefs G ross said she was in the k itchen fixing a glass of tea w hile Kern was reading a b ook. It was pouring rain a nd both felt snug. Kern said shed just c ommented that she was t hankful for the rain when t he wind picked up. Neither w oman felt uneasy until t hey noticed the roof was l eaking. Looking outside t hey saw the carport was c ompletely gone. Stepping o utside they saw most of t heir roof was gone too. Turned out it landed in t heir neighbors backyard. Cliff and Tore Zukowski, t he next-door neighbors, h eard loud wind and were s tartled when a window b lew out. They went to the l aundry room and hunkered d own. Coming outside later t hey saw piles of shattered b oards, plywood panels, tar p aper and shingles in heaps f illing their backyard. At l east one two-by-six plank h ad pierced their brand new a bove-ground pool. Neighbors pulled together immediately. It was still pouring rain but Cliff Zukowski pulled out blue tarps and covered Kerns missing roof. Men joined together pulling tree branches out of the street and away from houses. People remained philosophical and kept their sense of humor. Tori Zukowski told the News-Sun, Ive been wanting a new roof, but not like this. Every witness said the event lasted only seconds. Continued from A1 Christopher Tuffley/News-Sun Debris fills a backyard on Leona Street in Sebring, most from surrounding homes. Storm leaves damage SUJETTE LANIER Sujette D. Lanier, age 88, passed away T hursday, Aug. 8, 2013 in Avon Park, Fla. M rs. Lanier was born in Irwinville, Ga. to W .D. and Louise (Clements) Dorminey. S he was secretary at Union Congregational C hurch for 27 years, a graduate of Avon P ark High School. She has the longest m embership at Union Congregational C hurch. She was a member of the Gourmet C lub, den mother for the Cub Scouts, m ember of the Ladies Golf Club and B ridge Club, and had been a resident of A von Park since 1927 coming from I rwinville, Ga. Mrs. Lanier is survived by her husband, David D. Lanier of Avon Park, Fla.; sons, Jim D. Lanier (Pam) of Avon Park, Fla. and Rick Lanier (Carol) of Crystal River, Fla.; two grandchildren, Sydney Claire and Jared. Visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 from 1:30-3 p.m. at Union Congregational Church with the funeral service beginning at 3 p.m. with Pastor Bill Breylinger officiating. Private burial to follow services in Bougainvillea Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Congregational Church. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park, Fla. 33825 HILDANELSON Hilda Diane Nelson, born F eb. 20, 1950, succumbed t o an aggressive form of c ancer suddenly on W ednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. She is survived by her h usband, Dr. Charlie N elson; stepchildren, E lizabeth Nelson, Rachel G oette and Matthew N elson; grandchild, Moe G oette; and daughter, A aron Gray. Hilda was well known in t he community for her selfl ess commitment to serving t he needs of others. She w as active in helping hund reds of addicts in recove ry; countless numbers of e lderly in obtaining service s from various agencies in H ighlands County and raisi ng substantial funds and p articipants for the annual Nu-Hope of Highlands County Golf Tournament. Funds raised in this tournament are used to support the needs of our elderly population and provide hundreds of golfers with a day of fun, competition and an opportunity to make a difference in our community. She was always available and active in planning and working special fundraisers for various good causes. Hilda was a member of the Bonnet Lake Fellowship, which meets from fall to spring, and will be remembered by this congregation who added so much to her life, and who she loved dearly.Hilda loved the Lord, was changed by Gods power and grace and let the Lords Love flow through her and into the lives of others. Her life had become simple: Trust God Clean House Help Others.This commitment made her life count to her family and her community. We believers today worship by faith Hilda today worships by sight. Amemorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts may be made to YWAM (Youth With a Mission), 1800 Taconic Road, Avon Park, FL33825, for Australia and New Guinea missions. All gifts are tax deductible and will provide reports of the work being done. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park, Fla. 33825 Obituaries


Page A6 News-SunSunday, August 11, 2013 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars; 00031640 SFSC-COMMUNITY RELATIONS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main A discover a new; 00031660 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Nearly 100 m ommies, daddies and b abies turned out for some f ree information and r esources Thursday at the W IC (Women Infants C hildren) and Healthy Start d epartments Breast Feeding S upport forum. The Highlands County H ealth Department showed s upport for the 2013 World B reast Feeding Week by h olding the reoccurring e vent and providing tons of r esources and information f or families in the communit y. Dozens of entities i ncluding Blessed B eginnings, Florida Hospital H eartland, Choice Pregnancy C enter and more set up b ooths to speak to mothers a nd fathers about health as w ell as honor the mothers w ho breast feed in the comm unity. Its such a great thing to do for an infant. Even if you dont do it for a long time, a little bit is great for a child, said Anna Edgar, lactation counselor and nurse at Blessed Beginnings. Edgar was joined by two colleagues, Sirena Skrzyniarz and Christine Douglass, during the event to provide information and breast feeding tips for mothers. Melaeah Ross, mother to 8-month-old Zeleiyah, spoke to Blessed Beginnings about nutrition and other helpful tips. Ross stated that she is currently still breast feeding her daughter. This is my first time coming to this event. I heard about it and wanted to just get out of the house and get some information too, Ross said. WIC employees Stephanie Roser and Khalila Montague lead a question and answer forum that gave attendees an opportunity to challenge themselves on their breast feeding and nursing knowledge, all while having fun and collecting prizes along the way. Questions ranged from an infants tongue placement to true or false questions regarding weight loss and breast feeding. Breast feeding techniques and tips were demonstrated by University of Florida extension office employees and adoption resources were provided by Choices Pregnancy Center. Many of the attendees found the forum informative and laid-back. Infants from ages two weeks to toddlers were seen with parents throughout the event. Tom Moran of the HCHD stated that the breast feeding event/forum has been going on for several years and has been a continued success in educating the community, mothers and families. Samantha Gholar/News-Sun Eight-month-old Zeleiyah Ross (left) and mother Meleah Ross make footprint art with Blessed Beginnings nurse Anna Edgar Thursday afternoon at the Highlands County Health Department Breastfeeding Support Forum. Health Department forum supports breast feeding


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TALLAHASSEE (AP) Florida economists are projecting that the states economy should continue to grow steadily over the next three years. After a decade that saw the states economy soar and then crash during the Great Recession economists are expecting a continued gradual recovery. We finally entered a period of stability where everything is behaving predictably, said Amy Baker, coordinator of the states Office of Economic and Demographic Research. Baker and other state economists concluded that the states main tax collections would grow by 3.4 percent over the coming year and then another 4.4 percent by the middle of 2015 bringing the total to $27.3 billion. This positive news means that Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature can expect to have a budget surplus of more than $2 billion to work with next year. That money could be used for increasing spending in areas like education or it could be used for tax cuts. The predictions of stead y economic growth also giv es Scott another thing to br ag about as he moves closer to the 2014 elections and his b id for a second term. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Ridge A rea Arc will offer a S afeStaff Foodhandler C ertificate program from 5 :30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, A ug. 29 at Ridge Area Arcs m ain campus. Anyone in the food servi ce industry or those who are i nterested in working in the f ield and want to obtain a c ertificate can enroll in this c lass being taught by a C ertified Professional Food M anager. Florida law requires that a ll food service employees b e trained in an approved f ood safety program. The SafeStaff Foodhandler T raining Program is the cont racted program of the D epartment of Business and P rofessional Regulation. The c lass will cover the six mand ated key food safety princip les:1. Ensuring proper pers onal hygiene; 2. Preventing c ross-contamination; 3. C ontrolling time and tempera ture when handling food; 4. P roper cleaning and sanitizi ng; 5. The causes and e ffects of major foodborne i llnesses; and 6. Ensuring p roper vermin control. Astudy guide will be provided and given to each student. Acertificate and an original wallet card will also be presented to the students at the end of the class that will be valid for three years. Students only need to bring to class a No. 2 pencil and a picture ID. Cost is $15 per student and must be paid in advance by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. There will be no refunds for students not attending the class since books have to be ordered in advance but a substitution of another person can be made. Checks can be made payable to Ridge Area Arc and mailed to 120 W. College Drive, Avon Park, FL33825 or stop by the Arc administration office on College Drive to make a payment.When submitting payment, include your name, birthdate, address and phone number. For more details or to verify there is still an opening, call452-1295, ext. 124. The class will be taught in Ridge Area Arc's training room at the workcenter, 120 W. College Drive. Students must show up promptly at 5:30 p.m. Page A8 News-SunSunday, August 11, 2013 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; august ads; 00031470 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 8/11/13; 00031632 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 8/11/13; 00031635 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Hungry H ighlands County residents l ooking for a meal but not l ooking to drive into the c ity limits for food can take a seat at a new restaurant t hat just opened its doors in S pring Lake. BBQ Topia, owned and o perated by Warren Green ( and wife Tina), is a lowp rofile new restaurant cateri ng to the down-home cust omer. Green opened the doors o f BBQ Topia only two s hort weeks ago and is prov iding southern-style cooki ng at a low price. The Huntsville, Ala. form er residents moved to the H eartland three months ago a nd have been working dilig ently to get their establishm ent up and running. The couple originally m oved to Highlands County t o be closer to Tinas pare nts, but BBQ Topia quickly b ecame part of the move n egotiations. I needed to be down h ere closer to my parents to h elp them out, but since I ve known him, hes a lways dreamed of owning a restaurant, Tina said of h er husband. Once the move was behind them, the couple settled into their rented space and began cleaning and planning out a menu, atmosphere and restaurant plan. We got down here and I had to make a living. Ive thought about doing this for years but in my former work I just didnt have time, I just couldnt do it. Im happy that its all coming together now, Warren said. Aformer insurance and marketing agent, Warren often used his skills in the kitchen to show appreciation for business. Id bake a pie or cook up a Boston butt for referrals. Some of those big wigs had expense accounts to take people out with to dinners and stuff like that; I didnt have an expense account, Warren said with a laugh. I just used what I had and they always seem to appreciate it. Southern style, country or soul food could be used to classify Warrens menu. The growing menu includes tasty collard greens, homemade mac and cheese, beef brisket, homemade pies, barbecue, fried chicken and a fishermans classic fried bologna sandwich. We tried to listen to what the people want. We talk to a lot of the folks around here about what they want and we integrate it, Tina said. BBQ Topia also features live music of many different genres on Thursday evenings. Gospel, contemporary Christian, folk and more can be heard from the live performances of Tina and other special musical guests. My goal is not just to have a restaurant, but to have a ministry. I want to be a giving, invested part of the community. For the people that want the ministry, we have it; if you dont want it, OK but the food will definitely bring you back, Warren said. BBQ Topia is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Monday. The restaurant is currently cash only (no checks or credit/debit cards accepted at this time). BBQ Topia is at 6126 U.S. 98 in the Spring Lake Plaza just before Dollar General (approximately seven miles east on 98). For more information call Warren and Tina at 6554227. BBQ Topia serves up southern goodness to county residents Samantha Gholar/ News-Sun BBQ Topia owner (right) Warren Green explains a few of the menu items to a first time customer Thursday evening. The new restaurant is a southern-style/ barbecue restaurant caters to those who love comfort food and music. Business Class set for foodhandler certification at Ridge Arc cal year, although only $112,000 would come from the general fund or property taxes. The goal is to bridge a shortfall which has been estimated between $6 million and $10 million depending on whether or not fund balance money is included in the calculations. The commission already has set a tentative millage rate. On a 4-1 vote they moved to allow the property tax assessment to move from 7.1 mils to as high as 8.3 to raise funds from taxpayers. Only commissioner Don Elwell voted against it, saying they could cut the budget to fit the former levy despite decreasing property values. While many property owners might not feel the bite, especially in light of new tax relief the voters granted themselves in statewide voter referendums, many businesses blanched at the news. Owners of retail and commercial concerns say that a tax increase on their businesses will cost them thousands of dollars a year since most receive no homestead or other property tax exemption. The key to cutting the budget now, they say, is how much help they can get from the constitutional officers. That will be the upshot of the Tuesday morning session. According to information released by the Highlands County Office of Management and Budget, all of the constitutional officers outlays have risen for the upcoming fiscal year. However, many of them point to increased costs, especially in the mandated Florida Retirement System. Additionally, many have recurring special projects that are due for funding. For instance, McIntyre said this will be the mandated update d aerial mapping of the county for his department, while Ogg said she will be runnin g a number of voting operations and off-year elections. If commissioners were to vote to hold the constitution al officers to their previous spending levels, that would save just short of $2 million for the upcoming fiscal yea r. Commissioners have cautioned that this year is just the tip of the iceberg. Now that they are engaged in two year budgeting, once this years cuts are made there will be nothing left to cut in the 2014-2015 fiscal year without reducing programs or services. Continued from A1 County looking for savings Economists predict steady growth


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 11, 2013Page A9 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC-13-327 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF JUDITH DIETZ, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Judith Dietz, deceased, whose date of death was December 26, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Room 102, Sebring, Florida 33870-3867. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 11, 2013. Personal Representative: Kay E. Felker P.O. Box 512 Hartland, WI 53029 Attorney for Personal Representative: Jackson M. Bruce, Jr. Florida Bar Number: 154895 Denise B. Cazobon, Esq. Florida Bar Number: 71616 DUNWODY WHITE & LANDON, P.A. 4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34103 Telephone: (239) 263-5885 Fax: (239) 262-1442 August 11, 18, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-307 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF BILLY E. SHANK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BILLY E. SHANK, deceased, whose date of death was March 27, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 11, 2013. Personal Representative: Victor L. Shank 57424 Wilbur Hill Rd. Dowagiac, Michigan 49047 Attorney for Personal Representative: John K. McClure Attorney for Victor L. Shank Florida Bar Number: 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 402-1888 Fax: (863) 402-2436 E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: August 11, 18, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282012CA000933GCAXMX SECTION NO. MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. R.T. BOWERS ELECTRIC, INC., a Florida corporation; RICHARD T. BOWERS; LOTTIE K. BOWERS; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment entered on July 30, 2013 in this case in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, the real property described as: LEGAL: PARCEL B, LESS THE NORTHEASTERLY 500 FEET THEREOF, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VI, according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 10, Page 21, in the Public Record of Highlands County, Florida. ADDRESS: 6310 US Hwy 98, Sebring, FL 33870 will be sold at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash, on 4th day of September, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Jury Assembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, 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 Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk DATE: July 31, 2013 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) 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 THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, 863-534-4690 AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE, OR IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEARANCE IS LESS THAN 7 DAYS; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 711.'' August 4, 11, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282012CA000649GCAXMX CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. ASHLEY R. CATANIA, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated July 30, 2013, and entered in Case No. 282012CA000649GCAXMX of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., is Plaintiff, and ASHLEY R. CATANIA, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m., in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 4th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 19, AVON PARK LAKES-RED HILL FARMS ADDITION, UNIT H, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 57, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Parcel Identification Number: C013328-09001900050 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 31st day of July, 2013. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Robert W. Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice), (863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. PH #31607 August 4, 11, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282009CA000959AOOOXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. MARIA PAGANI; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIA PAGANI; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 23rd day of July, 2013, and entered in Case No. 282009CA000959AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., is the Plaintiff and MARIA PAGANI and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIA PAGANI IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 20th day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13, BLOCK 13, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION G, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (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. Dated this 24th day of July, 2013. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak 09-30850 August 4, 11, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2013-CA-000384 U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of the Banc of America Funding Corporation 2008-FT1 Trust, Mortgage Pass-through Certificates, Series 2008-FT1 Plaintiff, -vs.Julia Ann Burrell a/k/a Julia A. Burrell; et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: The Unknown Spouse of Julia Ann Burrell a/k/a Julia A. Burrell; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 1539 Churchill Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852 and Julia Ann Burrell a/k/a Julia A. Burrell; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 1539 Churchill Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, though, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be in infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Highlands County, Florid,a more particularly described as follows: LOT 46, SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES, SECTION E, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 1539 Churchill Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 30th day of July, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Circuit and County Courts By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 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. 13-256476 FC01 CWF August 4, 11, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000415 HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for the holders of Deutsche Alt-A Securities Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2006AR1 Plaintiff, -vs.R. Daniel Koppen and Karen Koppen, His Wife; Jay Weinstein; Susan Wienstein; Heartland National Bank; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) 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 30, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000415 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HSBC Bank USA, National Association, asTrustee for the holders of Deutsche AltA Securities Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2006-AR1 Plaintiff and R. Daniel Koppen and Karen Koppen, His Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, ROBERT W. GERMAINE, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBL Y ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., September 4, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 53, COUNTRY CLUB LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, AT PAGE 44, 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 11-238917 FC01 WN1 August 4, 11, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 13000472GCAXMX Division No. GENERATION MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES M. DETORE, et al. Defendants/ NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: JAMES SMITH ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS 2420 STATE ROAD 17 S, AVON PARK, FL 33825 BARBARA SMITH ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS 2420 STATE ROAD 17 S, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to-wit: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF LOT 3, IN BLOCK 1, OF STUMP SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH 87 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 32 SECONDS WEST, 172.93 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST, 94.68 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 83 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST, 80.63 FEET TO A POINT ON THE ARC OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST, SAID CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 1025.92 FEET, AN INCLUDED ANGLE OF 4 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 14 SECONDS AND A CHORD WHICH BEARS SOUTH 06 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST; THENCE RUN SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE AN ARC DISTANCE OF 76.17 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 81 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 29 SECONDS EAST, 87.00 FEET TO A POINT ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST, SAID CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 1112.92 FEET, AN INCLUDED ANGLE OF 4 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 26 SECONDS AND A CHORD WHICH BEARS SOUTH 10 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST; THENCE IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION TO THE RIGHT, AN ARC LENGTH OF 90.14 FEET; THENCE NORTH 76 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 14 SECONDS WEST, 124.79 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 13 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 46 SECONDS WEST, 10.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 76 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 14 SECONDS WEST, 225.21 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SHORE LINE OF LAKE LETTA; THENCE NORTH 03 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SHORELINE, 68.30 FEET; THENCE NORTH 17 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SHORELINE, 69.67 FEET; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREE 38 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST A LONG SAID SHORELINE, 68.28 FEET; THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST, 175.14 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. more commonly known as 2420 State Road 17 S, A von Park, Florida 33825 this action has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney, GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, P.A., whose address is 2005 Pan A m Circle, Suite 110, Tampa, Florida 33607, on or before 30 days after date of first publication and file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 2nd day of July, 2013. BOB GERMAINE HIGHLANDS County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk **In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office of the Court, Highlands County, 590 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, Florida 33870-3867, County Phone: (863) 402-6565 TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service''. 678280.5095/MC August 11, 18, 2013 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 13-CP-268 IN RE: ESTATE OF CORAL GHYNETH WHITACRE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CORAL GHYNETH WHITACRE, deceased, whose date of death was September 25, 2012; File Number 13-CP-268, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 11, 2013. DONNA LEE RADAKER Personal Representative 6 Store Road Fairmount City, PA 16224 Derek B. Alvarez, Esquire FBN: 114278 Anthony F. 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Page A10News-SunSunday, August 11, m IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-257 IN RE: ESTATE OF HAROLD A. DAVIS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent, the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending, and the file number are indicated above. The address of the court is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim against the decedent's estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or unliquidated, you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT'S DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is January 26, 2013. The date of first publication of this Notice is A ugust 11, 2013. Personal Representative: HAROLD E. DAVIS 18779 Hilton Drive Southfield, MI 48075 A ttorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 308714 Clifford R. Rhoades, P.A. 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring, Floirda 33870 (863)385-0346 August 11, 18, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-287 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN BARNHART A /K/A JOHN WESLEY BARNHART Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of JOHN BARNHART a/k/a JOHN WESLEY BARNHART, deceased, File Number PC 13-287, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was January 28, 2013; that the total value of the estate is $4,000.00 and the name and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Christopher Barnhart, 615 Memorial Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is A ugust 4, 2013. Person Giving Notice: Christopher Barnhart 615 Memorial Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 A ttorney for Person Giving Notice: John K. McClure A ttorney for Petitioner Florida Bar No. 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 402-1888 Fax: (863) 402-2436 E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: August 4, 11 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 282010CA000658XXAXMX WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL OR BANKING CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR SRMOF 2009-1 TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE SMITH, et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 30, 2013, and entered in Case No. 282010CA000658XXAXMX of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL OR BANKING CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR SRMOF 2009-1 TRUST, is the Plaintiff and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GEORGE SMITH; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM A N INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF GEORGE E. SMITH, SR., DECEASED; GEORGE E. SMITH, JR.; LIONEL SMITH; MELANIE STARCHER; EDDIE M. SMITH ; are the Defendant(s). Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A .M. on September 4, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 11, BLOCK 165, SUN N' LAKES ESTATES SECTION 16, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 85, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. 11-09374 August 4, 11, 2013DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 11, 2013Page A11 BUICK LUCERNE'08 Diamond Edition. 16K Original mi. $16,000 obo. Loaded with Leather Seats. Call 863-257-1972. 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 Transportation2006 TRAVELTRAILER 33 Foot. Needs Minor Work. No Title. Make Offer. 863-763-9998 8400RecreationalVehiclesPISTOL 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 tha t 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 & SuppliesNEW CENTRALAIR. Still in Box. 10 year Warranty. $1690. 863-451-6610 7420Heating &Air ConditioningRIDING MOWERMURRAY 46" 19hp, hydrostatic. New Belts and Battery Good Condition $375. obo. Call 863-471-2063 7400Lawn & Garden SEBRING ** ESTATE SALE * 4010 Medina Way, Fri & Sat, Aug 16 & 17, 8am 2pm. Furniture, Household items & Tools. Much More! AVON PARKSat.Sun. 8 3pm. 1015 W. Durrance St. Multi-Family Sale! Household, tools & more. AVON PARK HUGE BIG SALE Fri & Sat, Aug. 16 & 17, 8am 3pm. 222 S. Forest Ave. (turn south off Main St. by Depot Restaurant and go 1/4 mi.). Professional office chairs & furnishings, furn., full room of rattan, cedar, antiq. business desks, high-end fishing gear, guns, art, toys, antiq. tools, household, computer cabinets, racks, Dell servers, switches & network supplies & many other high quality items. 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 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 Merchandise SUN NLAKES SEBRING 2BR/2BA Home. $675 w/Lawn Care. 3913 Palazzo Dr. Call 301-401-5615 SEBRING 2/1House, screened porch. Fenced back yard. Lawn care included. $600/mo. + security. Call 863-253-1029 or 863-381-7967 6300Unfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished 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. 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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 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial ROYAL 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. 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 MEDICAL ASSISTANT 20 25 hours per week for our Sebring Cardiology Office. Submit resumes to: 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: DIESEL MECHANICneeded for local hollowcore precast company. Welding/Electrical skills required. Competitive benefit package. Email resume/salary requirements to Fax:863.655.1215 2100Help WantedEXPERIENCE 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 CERTIFIED NURSINGASSISTANTS Pride in your career..skilled in customer service..a warm smile and a compassionate heart. Does this describe your approach to your career in health care? If so, Royal Care of Avon Park has a place for you. We currently have FT C.N.A. positions available for 7-3 and 3-11 shifts. A minimum of three month's prior C.N.A. experience in long-term care preferred. Please apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park. (863) 435-6674. M/F, DFWP. 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. POSITION FILLED 2100Help Wanted 2100Help Wanted IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09-CA-1712 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION AS GRANTOR TRUSTEE OF THE PROTIUM MASTER GRANTOR TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. HEIDE L. FLANG, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 24, 2013, and entered in Case No.: 09-CA-1712 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which The Bank Of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association as Grantor Trustee of the Protium Master Grantor Trust, is the Plaintiff, and Heide L. Flang and Van Robert Miller are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Jury A ssembly Room, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 4th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 8, IN BLOCK C, IN THE SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF BLOCK 16, SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 74, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO (NOW HIGHLANDS) COUNTY, FLORIDA IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK PAGE 27, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 31st day of July, 2013. Bob Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. # 12-00496SB August 4, 11, 2013 1050Legals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 314-9876 Notice is hereby given that Downtown Mini Storage LLC will sell at public auction at 195 S. Railroad Ave., Avon Park, Florida 33825 at 1:00 P.M. Saturday 24th August 2013 to the highest bidder. Items held for Juatevin Hicks: Mirror, dresser, headboard, full size bed. Items held for Yamila Escalett: Outdoor storage box, office chair, file cabinet, computer, battery charger, air conditioner, security box, pac-man arcade game, fishing rods, refrigerator, slate pool table top, stereo, light fixtures, lion, xmas tree, trash can, insulation, flags, cabinet, boxes of unknown contents. Items held for Erica Lemay: Dresser, bed, crib, shelf, kids electric scooter, carpet, boxes of unknown contents. Items held for Amanda Wadian: Carpet shampooer, microwave, pictures, couch, bed, dresser, dining chairs. Items held for Lacy Faircloth: Nightstands, bassinet, table, tv, box spring, gate, vase, clothing, child's bike. Items held for Rhonda Washington: Bed frame, fishing rods, cooler, tv, bike, sombrero, instrument cases, boxes & bags of unknown contents. Items held for Jennifer Casimir: Dining table, two hutches, kitchen shelf, entry table, armoire, coffee table, medicine cabinet, chairs. August 11, 14, 2013 FOUND LG.Black neutered male Dog. Older, near Lorida on Arbuckle Creek Rd. on Aug. 6th. Call 863-446-0461 1200Lost & FoundHICO SCHOOL BOARD 1X4 AD # 00031650 DAWN DELL 1X5 AD # 00031633 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00031438 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00031439AGERO 3X10.5 AD # 00031637BRENMAR ADVERTISING 2X4 AD # 00031646


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By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondent Local Lake Placid 4Her M organ Gibbs has fought a l ong, hard battle this show s eason. Between local shows, the A rea E and State level c ompetitions, not to ment ion the countless hours of c linics and lessons, the 14y ear old and her partner D etail Express (Dexter) h ave definitely clocked in h ours of hard work. Their determination cert ainly paid off as the pair w as among the top 50 repr esenting the state of F lorida at the recent S outhern Regionals E questrian Event in West M onroe, Louisiana on A ugust 1-3. Also competing in the e vent were 50 riders from 1 3 other states. During the three-day e vent, the pair competed in t he Hunters discipline, c ommonly referred to as E nglish. Fresh in this age divis ion, Gibbs was among the y oungest competing in c lasses of generally no less t han 40 riders. The dynamic duo came o ut on top in two of their c lasses, earning points for t heir eighth place finish out o f 66 other competitors in H unter Showmanship and s eventh place finish in Working Hunter with 39 participants. To clarify, showmanship is performed in-hand, meaning the rider is guiding the horse through a pattern while both are on foot, using only a halter or bridle to communicate. Working Hunter is judged on the performance of a jumping pattern with standards set at 2-feet, 9inches to 3-feet, usually requiring extra skills such as lead changes and roll backs. Dexter and I did well as a whole, she shared. Our Hunter Under Saddle and Hunt Seat Equitation goes were really good as well, but every judge has a mind of their own, What Gibbs is referring to is a common occurrence in equestrian sports. As opposed to other athSPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, August 11, 2013 New seasons are soon to be upon us DAN HOEHNE/News-Sun T he fields are alive with the sounds of crashing pads as high school football practices are now underway. Above, Lake Placid head coach Jason Holden, entering his sixth campaign with the Dragons, offers instruction at Fridays session. As the seasons draw near for our trio of county teams, check the News-Sun in the coming weeks for previews of the Avon Park, Lake Placid and Sebring squads. Right, The squeaking of sneakers and the thumps of ball contact are beginning to resonate around the county gyms as volleyball season starts to loom on the horizon. There are some big changes at South Florida State College to look forward to, as well as at the three main county high schools. Stay tuned to the News-Sun for previews of each in the coming weeks. By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondent The Sertoma tour is winding down for the summer as the group ventured to Placid Lakes Country Club Thursday morning for their ninth and final round before the Tour Championship. Known for being a rather long, challenging, and tight fairways with lots of water and fast, sloped greens, these young golf avids needed a well-rounded game to compete at this track. And indeed they did, as evidenced by low rounds, close calls, and tied scores as the cards rolled in at the end of the day. Leading the 17-18 boys division was Rhett Pooleys 75, followed by Cole Bergers 78, Dustin Baber and Jonah Browns 88, and Will Bennetts 89. Chloe Nelson set the pace for the girls 14-18 with her round of 78 that came in before next-place finisher Meredith McKenna with an 89. Lindsey Moffat rolled in with a 96, followed by Meghan Griffin with 96 before Avie Clark and Megan Crews came in tied at 100. The girls 11-13 division was taken by a 47 from Ashely Engle, followed by Alyssa Jordan with a 59 and Hannah Revell with a 62. Also carding a 62 that won a tight race in the boys 13-14 group was Seth Hamilton, who was trailed by Scott Hamilton with a 6 5 an Julian Crozier with a 67 Athree-way tie stepped u p the competition in the boys 15-16, but not before Sam Rogers80 would take the lead. Next came Coleman Nelson with an 83 and Cor y Franks with a 90. Bringing in a 95 for the day was the trio of Leighto n Jahna, Jason Cannon and Sam Weber-Callahan. The 11-12 boys were unable to top Will Redding s 48, although nipping at his heels was Beckham Donovans 49, Jackson Griffins 52, Eli Fautheree s 58 and Clayton Oshas 62. Billy Carols 46 granted him first place in the 9-10 boys division, finishing before the likes of Zach Doorlags 51, Lane Revell and Griffin Halls 59 and Nolan Rasnakes 64. In the girls and boys 6-8 division, there was a close race as Jack DuPriests 29 came in before Parkr Griffins 33, which was two strikes under third-place Brody Hall. Jarrett Hornick rolled in next with a 39 before Ian Fraziers 48. With the points for place finishes tallied up, the Tour kids will now prepare for th e Championship tournament late this coming week as th e end of the Sertoma summer draws nigh.. Sertoma season closing in at Placid Lakes Courtesy photo Morgan Gibbs poses with Detail Express (Dexter) after the pair beat out over 60 other riders for eighth place in Hunter Showmanship at the recent Southern Regionals Equestrian Event in West Monroe, LA. Gibbs gallops through Regionals See GIBBS, Page B4 Dexter and I did well as a whole.MORGANGIBBS By MARK LONG Associated PressJACKSONVILLE Y oung quarterbacks Ryan T annehill and Blaine G abbert had the same numb er of completions and cons iderably different performa nces Friday night. Tannehill completed 5 of 9 p asses for 75 yards, includi ng a 22-yard touchdown p ass to newcomer Dustin K eller, and the Miami D olphins thumped the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-3 in a preseason game. Gabbert, competing with Chad Henne for Jacksonvilles starting job, completed 5 of 10 passes for 19 yards. He didnt get much help, though. Teammates dropped two passes, including one that ended up getting intercepted. Tannehills outing was longer and more successful than his preseason opener, a 24-20 loss to Dallas last week in which the former first-round draft pick played just 10 snaps. He started slow, gaining just one first down in his first three possessions, but got things rolling late in the first quarter. Gabbert, meanwhile, was hoping to make a strong impression in Jacksonvilles exhibition opener the first for new coach Gus Bradley. Instead, he looked about like he did the last two seasons. Aside from the QBs, heres five things we learned about the Dolphins and Jaguars: 1. KELLER ATARGET: With speedy receiver Mike Wallace working the outside, Keller should have little problem finding open space underneath and could be a nice safety valve for Tannehill this season. He caught two passes for 46 yards against the Jaguars, both down the middle of the field. The former New York Jets tight end had 28 receptions for 317 yards and two scores in an injury-shortened season a year ago. 2. BLACKMONS OUTBURST: Forget the three points and four turnovers. Bradleys biggest concern coming out of this game centers on receiver Justin Blackmon. He sat out while recovering from groin surgery, but he was hardly quiet. He got into an argument with Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll during the second quarter. The verbal tiff escalated and included several teammates, getting so heated tha t it got Bradleys attention. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew eventually stepped in and escorted Tannehill sharp as Dolphins handle Jaguars 27-3 See 'FINS, Page B3


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 7048.593 Tampa Bay6648.5792 Baltimore6451.5574.5 New York5856.50910 Toronto5362.46115.5 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit 6846.596 Cleveland6254.5347 Kansas City6053.5317.5 Minnesota5162.45116.5 Chicago4371.37725 West Division WLPctGB Oakland6549.570 Texas 6650.569 Seattle 5362.46112.5 Los Angeles5262.45613 Houston3777.32528 ___ Thursdays Games Detroit 10, Cleveland 3 Kansas City 5, Boston 1 Fridays Games Minnesota 7, Chicago White Sox 5, 1st game N.Y. Yankees 4, Detroit 3, 10 innings L.A. Angels 5, Cleveland 2 Oakland 14, Toronto 6 Kansas City 9, Boston 6 Minnesota 3, Chicago White Sox 2, 10 innings, 2nd game Texas 9, Houston 5 Milwaukee 10, Seattle 5 L.A. Dodgers 7, Tampa Bay 6 Baltimore 5, San Francisco 2, 10 innings Saturdays Games Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, late Oakland at Toronto, late Baltimore at San Francisco, late Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, late Tampa Bay at L.A. Dodgers, late L.A. Angels at Cleveland, late Boston at Kansas City, late Texas at Houston, late Milwaukee at Seattle, late Sundays Games Detroit (Verlander 12-8) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 7-9), 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Williams 5-8) at Cleveland (Masterson 13-8), 1:05 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 10-8) at Toronto (Dickey 9-11), 1:07 p.m. Boston (Lackey 7-9) at Kansas City (Shields 6-8), 2:10 p.m. Minnesota (Correia 7-8) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 6-3), 2:10 p.m. Texas (M.Perez 4-3) at Houston (Keuchel 5-6), 2:10 p.m. Baltimore (B.Norris 8-9) at San Francisco (M.Cain 7-7), 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee (W.Peralta 8-11) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 11-5), 4:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 10-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 10-7), 8:05 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cabrera, DET40382145.360 Ortiz, BOS36658122.333 Trout, LAA43881145.331 HOME RUNS Davis, BAL 41 Cabrera, DET34 Encarnacion, TOR30 RUNSBATTEDIN Davis, BAL 108 Cabrera, DET108 Encarnacion, TOR89 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE avis, BAL .676 Cabrera, DET.670 Ortiz, BOS .593 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Cabrera, DET.454 Trout, LAA .425 Ortiz, BOS .412 WON-LOST Scherzer, DET17-1 Moore, TB 14-3 Tillman, BAL14-3 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Hernandez, SEA2.39 Kuroda, NYY2.45 Sanchez, DET2.58 STRIKEOUTS Darvish, TEX192 Scherzer, DET175 Hernandez, SEA169 SAVES J. Johnson, BAL39 Rivera, NYY 35 Nathan, TEX 33NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta 7145.612 Washington5560.47815.5 New York5261.46017.5 Philadelphia5263.45218.5 Miami 4371.37727 Central Division WLPctGB Pittsburgh7045.609 St. Louis6649.5744 Cincinnati6451.5576 Chicago5164.44319 Milwaukee5066.43120.5 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles6550.565 Arizona 5955.5185.5 Colorado5364.45313 San Diego5263.45213 San Francisco5164.44314 ___ Thursdays Games N.Y. Mets 2, Colorado 1 Pittsburgh 5, Miami 4, 10 innings Philadelphia 12, Chicago Cubs 1 San Francisco 4, Milwaukee 1 L.A. Dodgers 5, St. Louis 1 Fridays Games Washington 9, Philadelphia 2 Cincinnati 7, San Diego 2 Atlanta 5, Miami 0 Chicago Cubs 3, St. Louis 0 Colorado 10, Pittsburgh 1 Arizona 5, N.Y. Mets 4 Milwaukee 10, Seattle 5 L.A. Dodgers 7, Tampa Bay 6 Baltimore 5, San Francisco 2, 10 innings Saturdays Games Baltimore at San Francisco, late Tampa Bay at L.A. Dodgers, late Philadelphia at Washington, late Miami at Atlanta, late San Diego at Cincinnati, late Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, late N.Y. Mets at Arizona, late Pittsburgh at Colorado, late Milwaukee at Seattle, late Sundays Games San Diego (Kennedy 4-8) at Cincinnati (Leake 10-5), 1:10 p.m. Miami (H.Alvarez 2-1) at Atlanta (Minor 11-5), 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 7-12) at St. Louis (J.Kelly 3-3), 2:15 p.m. Baltimore (B.Norris 8-9) at San Francisco (M.Cain 7-7), 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee (W.Peralta 8-11) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 11-5), 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 3-6) at Arizona (Spruill 0-1), 4:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Locke 9-3) at Colorado (Bettis 0-1), 4:10 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 10-8) at Washington (Strasburg 5-9), 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 10-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 10-7), 8:05 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA C. Johnson, ATL35543120.338 Molina, STL36146119.330 Cuddyer, COL35056115.329 HOME RUNS Alvarez, PIT 27 Goldschmidt, ARI27 Gonzalez, COL26 RUNS BATTED IN Goldschmidt, ARI91 Phillips, CIN 86 Craig, STL 86 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Gonzalez, COL.591 Goldschmidt, ARI.551 Cuddyer, COL.549 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Votto, CIN .440 Choo, CIN .414 Cuddyer, COL.394 WON-LOST Zimmermann, WAS13-6 Lynn, STL 13-6 Wainwright, STL13-7 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Kershaw, LAD1.91 Harvey, NYM2.09 Corbin, ARI2.36 STRIKEOUTS Harvey, NYM178 Kershaw, LAD166 Samardzija, CHC158 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, late National Spokane at Arizona, lateARENABOWLat Orlando Friday, Aug. 16 American champion vs. National champion, 1 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Chicago147.667 Atlanta 116.6471 Indiana 1011.4764 Washington1013.4355 New York912.4295 Connecticut614.3007.5WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Minnesota174.810 Los Angeles157.6822.5 Phoenix1111.5006.5 Seattle 912.4298 San Antonio814.3649.5 Tulsa 716.30411 ___ Thursdays Games Los Angeles 74, Indiana 64 Washington 79, Minnesota 75 Fridays Games Chicago 77, Connecticut 61 Phoenix 70, Tulsa 67 San Antonio 77, Seattle 56 Saturdays Games Los Angeles at New York, late Atlanta at Indiana, late Sundays Games Connecticut at Washington, 4 p.m. Tulsa at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 6 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Seattle, 9 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League BOSTON RED SOXAgreed to terms with 3B Rafael Devers, LHP Enmanuel DeJesus, LHP Jhonathan Diaz and OF Yoan Aybar on minor league contracts. CLEVELAND INDIANSRecalled RHP Carlos Carrasco from Columbus (IL). Optioned RHP Preston Guilmet to Columbus. MINNESOTA TWINSReinstated OF Josh Willingham from the 15-day DL. Placed C Ryan Doumit on the 7-day DL, retroactive to August 8). TEXAS RANGERSAcquired OF Alex Rios and cash considerations from the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named or cash considerations. National League CINCINNATI REDSActivated C Ryan Hanigan off the 15-day DL. Placed C Corky Miller on the 15-day DL. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESDesignated OF Delmon Young for assignment. Added OF Casper Wells to the roster. American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKSReleased RHP Kyle Kingsley. LAREDO LEMURSReleased 1B Mike Sheridan. ST. PAUL SAINTSSigned LHP Cole Nelson. WINNIPEG GOLDEYESTraded RHP Justin Garcia to Laredo for cash. Frontier League FRONTIER GREYSSigned INF Jonathan Sigado. NORMAL CORNBELTERSSold the contract of C Alex San Juan to Colorado (NL).FOOTBALLNational Football League ATLANTA FALCONSPlaced T Mike Johnson on injured reserve. Signed OT Jeff Nady. Waived P Sean Sellwood.HOCKEYNational Hockey League PITTSBURGH PENGUINSNamed Jacques Martin assistant coach. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGNamed George Gwozdecky assistant coach. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD M L S S U N D A Y 8 p m Los Angeles at FC Dallas . . . . . E S P N 2 B A S E B A L L S U N D A Y 6 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 2 M L B S U N D A Y 1 p m Detroit at N.Y. Yankees . . . . . . . T B S 2 p m Chicago Cubs at St. Louis . . . . . . W G N 8 p m Tampa Bay at L.A. Dodgers . . . . . E S P N T U E S D A Y 4 p m Seattle at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . S U N Times, games, channels all subject to change T R A C K A N D F I E L D S U N D A Y 1 2 : 3 0 p m IAAF World Championships . . . . . N B C T E N N I S S U N D A Y 1 p m ATP Rogers Cup, Womens Final . . 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By TIM BOOTH Associated PressSEATTLE Once Ken G riffey Jr. got the phone call a bout the honor the Seattle M ariners wanted to bestow u pon him he started getting n ervous about having to be t he center of attention. Standing before a large a udience and getting lauded i s not a circumstance where G riffey feels comfortable. I grew up in a household w here it was a lot easier to t alk about somebody else t han talk about you, Griffey s aid. My dad came home h ed always say How did t he team do?What did you d o?would always be the l ast question. Having this, I understand t he honor that it brings. Am I nervous? Yes. Its a lot easi er to be in center field and s tand at home plate than to t alk in front of thousands of p eople. The greatest player ever to w ear a Seattle Mariners unif orm is back this weekend to b ecome the seventh inductee i nto the Mariners Hall of F ame on Saturday night. Itll be an emotional night f or Griffey, but also for m any fans and former teamm ates who were witness to a rguably the best all-around p layer of his day. Jay Buhner choked up on F riday when talking about h is close friend and outfield m ate for most of the 1990s. Every time he came to t he plate we were expecting a human highlight reel, B uhner said. The two-day celebration b egan on Friday when G riffey was lauded by form er teammates and oppon ents during a luncheon on t he field Friday. During the 90-minute l uncheon, Griffey looked u ncomfortable at times r eceiving all the focus. But when he finally spoke, G riffey was calm and r elaxed, cracking jokes about t imes in the clubhouse and h is former teammates. Of the previous six inductees to the teams Hall of Fame, five are players, all of which played with Griffey and showed up to support their former teammate. Griffey was even razzed by his father, who sat next to his son on the stage, and reminisced about the two playing together in 1990 in Seattle. It was tough. The biggest thing was he was the boss and I didnt like that at all, Ken Griffey said. If there ever was an induction to Seattles Hall of Fame that goes without debate, its Griffey. Griffey spent 13 of his 22 seasons in the majors with the Mariners and was the face of the franchise for most of the 1990s. He was drafted by Seattle in 1987 with the No. 1 overall pick, made his debut at the major league level two years later and went on to have one of the finest careers in baseball history. Griffey finished with 630 home runs sixth all-time and was a 13-time AllStar and the 1997 American League MVP. Griffeys arrival in Seattle immediate brought relevance to a franchise that earned little in its first decade of existence. He was a marketing magnet, known for his glowing smile and backward hat which Griffey says was a product of having to wear his dads hat that way as a kid and not a fashion statement. He won legions of fans with his style of play and the obvious fun he was having while being among the best in the game. Among those paying tribute to Griffey via video on Friday were one-time Seattle teammate Ichiro Suzuki who greeted Griffey with What up George? and Willie Mays. He was just a good player, a player young people should emulate a little bit and make sure their kids look up to him, Mays said. Name another center fielder who can do the things that he did when he was playing. He did a lot of things that I did and its very hard to do. Hell get into the Hall of Fame with no problem. Most Seattle fans have put aside any resentment from Griffey strong-arming his way into a trade to Cincinnati before the 2000 season. There also seems to be little bitterness from Griffeys abrupt retirement in 2010 after a story leaked about Griffey sleeping in the clubhouse during a game and eventually announcing his departure from the club by driving off in the middle of the night. When I got the phone call asking me where I was, I was in Montana. But like I told everybody from Day 1, I didnt want to have a press conference, I didnt want to be a distraction, Griffey said. I told Chuck (Armstrong) and Howard (Lincoln) that from Day 1, I was not going to be a distraction to this ballclub. People when you tell the truth and then it happen and then people believe its supposed to happen a certain way they get upset. Ive always said I didnt want a press conference, I didnt want a farewell tour. It was nt me. I did the best way I thought was easier for ever ybody, was to get in the car and drive off. Despite the way his caree r ended, Griffey remains thankful that he got to end his career playing for the Mariners and not just honored for what he did in Seattle. People didnt ask me who the best player was I ever played with. The ques tion assumes the answer, former Seattle first basema n Alvin Davis said. By far t he most talented, best player I ever played with is Ken Griffey Jr. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 11, 2013Page B3 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; august ads; 00031474 Lakeland Comfort Shoes 3x10.5 process 00031669 B lackmon to the locker r oom. Blackmon was in B radleys office for a l engthy discussion after the g ame. Its not an ideal situation f or Blackmon, who is susp ended for the first four g ames of the regular season f or violating the leagues s ubstance-abuse policy. He has spent the past two m onths trying to prove hes m ore mature. Well talk about it as a t eam and say you know t hats not who we are or w hat we want to become, so w ell take it out of our g ame, Bradley said. 3. HENNES CHANCE: Jacksonvilles open quarterback competition seemed like all talk this offseason. The Jaguars insisted that Henne had a chance, but they also talked about why Gabberts first two seasons were a wash. If the preseason opener is any indication, the battle is far from finished. Henne completed 8 of 11 passes for 87 yards, moving the first-team offense more effectively than Gabbert. 4. STURGIS CAN KICK: Dolphins rookie place-kicker Caleb Sturgis showed off his leg. Sturgis, who grew up in the Jacksonville area and played college football at nearby Florida, drilled a 58yarder in the third quarter and added a 36-yarder in the fourth. He had good hang time and he efficiently kicked the ball well on the two field goals, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said. 5. OFFENSIVE WEAPON: It remains to be seen how much of an offensive weapon former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson will be this season, but the Jaguars are trying to get the fifth-round draft pick plenty of preseason work. Robinson carried nine times for 32 yards against Miami, and had an impressive, cutback run in the first. Continued from B1 Fins, Jags still have a lot to sort out MCTpho to Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill throws a pass in the first quarter of a preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field Friday, Aug. 9. Griffey anxious about Mariners Hall of Fame honor MCTphoto In this June 8, 1987 file photograph, Ken Griffey Jr. takes his first professional swings in the Kingdome. After he was drafted, The Kid took batting practice in the Kingdome.


Page B4News-SunSunday, August 11, DUMMY 2013; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 00026400 Special to the News-SunThere are three 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. 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 off of Hwy 301 in Tampa and paddling down to Trout Creek Wilderness Park. We will make a stop halfway down at Morris Bridge 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 three more August outings l etic events, you are being j udged piece by piece on y our abilities as opposed as s imply a final outcome like a s core or number of points e arned. This means that different j udges are selected for every s how, and every judge natur ally has different expectat ions and standards. Riders are quick to learn t hat some judges will love y ou, and some will just see s omething they do not like t hat bumps you down from p lacing. That is what makes this s port so amazingmany ride rs disregard ribbons and are t ruly grateful for a clean, s uccessful ride with their p artners in crime, as Gibbs f eels about her performance w ith Dexter. Adding to this topic, G ibbs mentioned, Being t hat I dont show under H unter judges a lot, it was a c hallenge to lift my horses h ead to a Hunter frame and s howing at a faster pace on t he flat. This was a reference to t he two major style prefere nces of Hunt Seat riding, w hich are commonly r eferred to as Quarter Horse and Hunter. Quarter Horse judges prefer to see the top of the horses head in line with their withers, with slower paced gates and more collection. On the other hand, Hunter judges want to see the head carried higher and the horses movements to be quick and long, as Gibbs stated. Overall, the show was a good learning experience for myself and Dexter. It was our first show together so far from home, she added, noting the 14and-a-half hour drive. Now back at home, Gibbs and Dexter will begin taking the knowledge and experiences they have gained through this season and put it to practice. The main things we need to work on as a team is just getting him out to new places and just gaining more experiences at more shows. Gibbs also restated that, being a green or fresh horse, Dexter has a bit of trouble his first time in the schooling ring. Usually, he likes to see the jumps at least one time, preferably in both directions before settling. This is another factor of their game the team wishes to improve on as they travel to more shows. It is most evident that Dexter and Gibbs are quite the pair, given their successes and overall love for each other. I would like to thank my parents and grandparents for giving me the best present a person could give a girl: my best friend Dexter and the chance to show off our bond in the show ring. Gibbs also took the time to credit and thank her trainer, Karen Moon of Placid Acres Performances Horses, for her help. Surely, the arenas have not seen the last of Gibbs and Dexter, who are sure to come back next year with equal, if not greater results. Continued from B1 Gibbs gains valuable experience The show was a good learning experience for myself and Dexter.MORGANGIBBS Filler Ad


By DAVID A. LIEB Associated PressCHICAGO Former F lorida Gov. Jeb Bush d efended new uniform a chievement standards for s tudents around the nation F riday while calling for s tates to expand schoolc hoice initiatives through m ore online classrooms. Bush outlined his educat ion priorities to mixed r eviews from conservative l awmakers and business e xecutives attending a conf erence of the American L egislative Exchange C ouncil, a key behind-thes cenes policy resource for m any Republican-led L egislatures. He said sweeping educat ion changes are needed b ecause the U.S. has b ecome a global leader in e ducation spending while a lso becoming a global lagg er in math and science. The International A ssociation for the E valuation of Educational A chievement found that w hile U.S. fourthand e ighth-graders in 2011 s cored better in math and s cience than children in m any countries, they were b ehind students in nations s uch as South Korea, Japan a nd Finland. Bush is among the frontr unning contenders for the R epublican presidential n omination in 2016. But he m ade no mention Friday of w hether he aspires to follow h is father and brother to the W hite House, despite an i ntroduction from an Iowa l awmaker who publicly refe renced his potential camp aign. Republican lawmakers a round the nation are split o ver new Common Core s tandards being implemented i n many states that set unif orm benchmarks for readi ng, writing and math. The standards are a result o f an initiative sponsored by t he National Governors A ssociation and the Council o f Chief State School Officers. The American Legislative Exchange Council has remained neutral. Bush said the common standards are a good way of raising expectations for students, many of whom, he said, are not currently ready for college or careers. There will be a painful adjustment period as students adapt to these new standards, Bush said. It will create a big stink, trust me. But I think that stink is worth having today rather than having dreams unfulfilled over the next generation. Some opponents of the Common Core standards dont like the national approach, raising concerns similar to those voiced against the federal No Child Left Behind education law enacted under former President George W. Bush. Im not for Common Core at all. I believe education belongs at the local level, Missouri state Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, said in an interview after Jeb Bushs speech. To me, its kind of setting up standards that are dumbing down what our students need to study. Lawmakers in Indiana have put the implementation of Common Core standards on hold while re-evaluating whether to participate. I think it opens the door to federally controlled state curriculum, said Indiana Rep. Tim Wescoe, RElkhart. Bush called for state policies holding back third graders who cannot read well and ending tenure systems that employ and pay teachers based on experience rather than student performance. He called for more states to adopt an A-F grading scale for schools based on their student achievement a provision contained in a 1999 Florida education law that he enacted that is embraced as a model bill by ALEC. Bush also said parents should have more options to enroll children in digital classrooms. We need to make education relevant to 21st century kids, and that means communicating with them on their terms, as digital natives, Bush said. That proposal appeared to be warmly embraced at the ALEC conference, which hosted a seminar on the merits of virtual schools that enroll students statewide instead of only from particular geographic districts. Among the panelists was Tom Vander Ark, a former public school superintendent in Washington state who is CEO of the digital-learning advocacy group Getting Smart. School districts may have been good at one point in American history, but they have really in some respects outlived their useful purpose, Vander Ark said. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 9,, 2013Page B5 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; august ads; 00031477 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 8/11/13; 00031636 AFFORDABLE CARE; 3.639"; 8"; Black; 8/11/13; 00031639 CROSSWORDSOLUTION Special to the News-SunAlocal resident was among an estimated 5,200 students to graduate from the University of Iowa at the close of the 2013 spring session, and another resident graduated along with 1,600 students at Bellevue University in Nebraska. Among those who grad uated were Amy Bass Heffner of Sebring with a Bachelor of Liberal Studi es from University of Iowa. James Bailey, also of Sebring, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Healthcare Management from Bellevue University. 2 receive bachelors degrees in Iowa Chalk Talk Jeb Bush defends new school standards, choices MCT Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush outlined his education priorities Friday, saying sweeping changes are needed. Jeb Bush Former Florida governorThere will be a painful adjustment period as students adapt to these new standards. It will create a big stink, trust me. News-Sun Sunday, August 11, 2013 Page B5


Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida State CollegesAdult E ducation Department now o ffers online programs for A dult Basic Education ( ABE), General Education D evelopment (GED), and E nglish for Speakers of O ther Languages (ESOL). We considered the factors t hat limit students from a ttending classes, said S ylvia Turner, SFSCs direct or of adult education. Online classes are more c onvenient, and students n ow have the flexibility to b alance their education, w ork, and families in these d ifficult economic times. S tudents still have the opport unity to meet with instruct ors on campus by appointm ent, but they have the conv enience of completing c lasses in the comfort of t heir own home. SFSCs adult education p rograms give students the b asic foundation needed to s uccessfully receive a high s chool diploma, Turner s aid. They offer a second c hance for many people who c ouldnt receive their diplom a through the traditional e ducation system. Were e xcited about providing educ ational support in unders erved communities and o ffering the programs o nline. The Internet makes it poss ible to unite students and i nstructors without long c ommutes or fixed class s chedules. Students are free t o study on their own time a nd at their own pace, so t hey can complete their chos en program at their conveni ence. SFSCs online ESOLprog ram is offered through B urlington English and E nglish Discovery. ESOL o nline addresses all the skills c ritical to language learning: r eading, writing, listening, s peaking, vocabulary, gramm ar, and culture. These o nline programs combine f ace-to-face classroom activi ties with anytime-anywhere a ccess to state-of-the-art online interactive courses. It offers an unparalleled SpeechTrainerto help users perfect their pronunciation and listening skills. Its focus on pronunciation training means users get the kind of practical, real-life training that results in true English proficiency. Each student is provided with a headset and microphone. Built-in data collection helps ESOL instructors monitor individual student progress, identify problem areas, and develop a customized course of study, said Nelly Ford, ESOLcoordinator. SFSCs online ABE program is offered through Instruction Targeted for TABE Success (ITTS). This program provides step-bystep, Web-based, interactive instruction for students who are preparing for the GED tests. The program offers interactive instruction in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. ITTS features subject-specific pretests that identify studentscurrent strengths and weaknesses. Assessments are used to measure student mastery as well as remediation lessons for students requiring additional instruction. The program provides exportable lessons, assessment, and class reports. SFSCs online GED program is teacher-directed and delivered through an online learning management system product called Educator. Students review lessons in five academic areas: writing skills, social studies, science, literature, and mathematics. Practice quizzes and exam questions, along with the expert advice of the instructor, prepare the student for the exams. The customized lessons create a one-to-one learning environment with the professor while emphasizing graphical explanations and working through solution steps. Webinars, learning labs, live chats, and faceto-face instruction are provided throughout the course for students needing additional help. All online adult education courses are tailored to meet the demands of each student through an individualized educational plan. If a student is experienced and has prospered in a particular subject area, the program allows the student to move forward without spending time on material theyve already mastered, said Ashley Rivera, online adult education instructor. Online programs are provided in eight-week modules, and registration is continually open even after the fall term begins. Times vary at each location, and classes begin Monday, Aug. 26. To be accepted and register for classes, students must apply to the college and take the Tests for Adult Basic Education (TABE) and/or the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS). Registration is currently open, and the course fee is $28.50 for Florida residents and $114 for out-of-state residents. Students can register in Building B on the Highlands Campus or at any SFSC campus or center. For more information, contact the Adult Education Department at 784-7441. Page B6News-SunSunday, August 9,, DUMMY 2013; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 00031448 BROWN, JEN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, buy 3 get 1 free; 00031638 SFSCs Adult Education programs offered online Metro Online classes offer the flexibility of being able to balance work and education, giving students a chance to complete classes in the comfort of their own home. Chalk Talk Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida State College now offers the only nationally accredited nursing program in its service district of Highlands, Hardee and DeSoto counties. The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at SFSC recently received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC). Initial ACEN accreditation has been granted through spring 2018--for five years, the maximum number of years allowed. Notification of SFSCs ADN program accreditation came to Dr. Michele Heston, director of Nursing Education, in a letter from ACEN Chief Executive Officer Sharon J. Tanner, congratulating SFSC on its achievement. To have programs accredited by national standards has been a primary goal of ours at SFSC for many years, said Kevin Brown, dean of Division of Applied Sciences and Technologies. SFSCs licensed practical nursing to associate degree in nursing transition program was launched in 1984. In response to community need, the college established a traditional associate degree in nursing program in 1993. In nursing education, ACEN is one of only two accrediting bodies in the country that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The other is the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE ). ACEN accreditation is a mark of distinction, certifying that a nursing program adheres to the highest national standards of educ ation. To become accredited, nursing programs must demonstrate that the program meets ACENs exact ing standards of quality through an extensive review. As a result, students who graduate from ACENaccredited institutions are more readily accepted into other advance degree nursing programs and have broader employment opportunities-nationally and internationally. Some employers only hire nurses who come from accredited programs, for instance, the Veterans Administration, Dr. Heston explained. The distinction of this accreditation assures everyone that we offer a quality nursing program, said Rebecca Sroda, associate dean, Allied Health. They will know that the caliber of instruction meet s the same levels as prominent nursing schools across the country. Our curriculum and the credentials of our faculty are equal to theirs. The co ntent is exactly the same. W e meet the same standard. SFSC nursing program earns ACEN accreditation Page B6 News-Sun Sunday, August 11, 2013


Weve all heard the tap, t ap, tap of a nearby woodp ecker. The noisy birds are k nown for pecking out holes i n trees in an effort to find i nsects living in the bark or t o make nest cavities. Some species of woodp eckers use the tapping to c ommunicate with others for c ourtship and mating rituals. U sing their strong, sharp b ills as crowbars and chisels, w oodpeckers are built for m aking these holes. W oodpeckers tap an average o f 8,000 to 12,000 times per d ay. Woodpeckers can be found i n wooded areas all over the p lanet except for Australia. T hey have many features t hat enable them to survive w herever there are trees. For e xample, woodpeckers have a different toe structure than o ther birds. Two sharp-clawed toes p ointing in each direction a ssists in holding on to the b ark of the tree while they d rill. Since the toes point in d ifferent directions from e ach other, this feature also h elps them to keep their bala nce. Some woodpeckers e ven have rigid feathers on t heir tails, which helps them s upport their weight by p ressing against the surface o f the tree. These amazing birds have b ristle-like feathers over t heir nostrils that enable t hem to keep the wood partic les from the bark from b eing inhaled. Both parents join together t o drill out the nest cavity. O nce the cozy area is built, i t is used to incubate the e ggs, which is about a twow eek long process. Once the e ggs hatch, the nestlings are blind and bald. Parents work together to feed and protect the young birds. One parent will hunt and return with food while the other stays with the babies. The fledglings leave the nest about a month after hatching. Florida is home to a variety of woodpeckers. Perhaps one of the most commonly seen is the redbellied woodpecker. They are medium-sized birds with dark barred backs and a bright red head. They are often confused with the redheaded woodpecker, which is not nearly as common. Red-bellied woodpeckers will live anywhere there are trees, such as groves and woodlands. Not surprisingly, they have also adapted well to suburban living. The redbellied woodpecker often creates caches of food by drumming rows upon rows of small holes and wedging a single nut or seed into each one. The pileated woodpecker is the largest of the woodpeckers in Florida. It is usually about 15 inches in length. It has a loud call and makes large, rectangular holes in dead trees. These woodpeckers prefer open forests of pine trees. They often live in groups and may share up to 30 trees. They make up to 16 holes in each tree to allow escape routes in case of predators. Pileated woodpecker pairs will stay together year round. They are somewhat territorial and will defend their area. Red-cockaded woodpeckers are on the federal endangered species list. These once common birds are slightly larger than a bluebird. The top and back of the head is black and they sport a large white cheek patch. These birds are a bit different than their relatives and tap cavities in the living parts of pines. They prefer longleaf pines that are about 100 years old, which may account for their scarcity since longleaf pines are somewhat rare. They are also more social than most woodpeckers and live in groups made up of two to nine birds. These are only a few of the many species of woodpeckers that reside in our state. But all woodpeckers have some common traits. Woodpeckers peck the bark around entrance holes so that sap will run down and keep predators such as snakes from entering. W oodpeckers have a very long tongue, about four inches, with a sticky substance on the end that is helpful in capturing insects. These birds have a distinct flight pattern consisting of few rapid wing beats followed by a glide with wings tucked against the body rather than spread. Woodpeckers dont have vocal songs, they drum on objects to attract mates and establish territories. They dont get a headache from all that tapping. Their skulls are constructed in a way that the spread absorbs the impact and their brains are cushioned and protected. Although most woodpeckers are fairly common, some, such as the ivory-billed woodpecker, were once believed extinct. The species is listed as critically endangered and only a few, if any, remain. The greatest threat to woodpeckers is habitat loss. Insecticides and natural disasters also play a part in their challenges. Any force that eliminates dead wood and snags is a threat to these amazing creatures since they depend on dead trees to make their homes and find food. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 9,, 2013Page B7 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 8/11/13 p/u; 00031634 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 00031641 Woodpeckers are one of Floridas amazing creatures Courtesy pho to Pileated woodpeckers are the largest woodpeckers in Florida; they prefer open forests of pine trees and often live in groups. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess News-Sun Sunday, August 11, 2013 Page B7


Page B8News-SunSunday, August 9,, 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 S potifyMost streamed tracks 1. Robin Thicke, "Blurred Lines" (Star Trak LLC/Interscope) 2. Jay-Z, "Holy Grail" (Roc Nation) 3. Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop" (RCA Records) 4. Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive" (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records) 5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us" (Macklemore) 6. Avicii, "Wake Me Up" (Universal) 7. Jay-Z, "(Expletive)withmeyouknowigotit" (Roc Nation) 8. Jay-Z, "Tom Ford" (Roc Nation) 9. Bruno Mars, "Treasure" (Atlantic Records) 10. Daft Punk, "Get Lucky Radio Edit" (Columbia Records) Most viral tracks 1. St. Lucia, "Elevate" (Neon Gold) 2. Ellie Goulding, "Burn" (Polydor) 3. Icona Pop, "All Night" (Atlantic/Big Beat Records) 4. Lorde, "Royals" (Lava Music/Republic Records) 5. Kings of Leon, "Supersoaker" (RCA Records) 6. Avicii, "Wake Me Up" (Universal) 7. Lana Del Rey, "Summertime Sadness Lana Del Rey vs. Cedric Gervais" (Interscope) 8. Ariana Grande, "Baby I" (Republic) 9. One Direction, "Best Song Ever" (Columbia/Syco Music) 10. John Mayer, "Wildfire" (Columbia Records) ITunesTop songs 1. "Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)," Robin Thicke 2. "We Can't Stop," Miley Cyrus 3. "Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake)," JAY Z 4. "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons 5. "Safe and Sound," Capital Cities 6. "Wake Me Up," Avicii 7. "Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)," Daft Punk 8. "Treasure," Bruno Mars 9. "Cups (Pitch Perfect's "When I'm Gone") (Pop Version)," Anna Kendrick 10. "Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert)," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Top albums 1. "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke 2. "Magna Carta ... Holy Grail," JAY Z 3. "Teen Beach Movie (Soundtrack)," Various Artists 4. "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 1," Five Finger Death Punch (Deluxe Edition) 5. "Something Else (All Access Edition)," Tech N9ne 6. "Hot Rocks 19641971," The Rolling Stones 7. "Nothing To Lose," Emblem3 8. "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 1," Five Finger Death Punch 9. "Chronicle The 20 Greatest Hits," Creedence Clearwater Revival 10. "In a World Like This," Backstreet Boys iPhone & iPadTop Paid iPhone Apps 1. Minecraft-Pocket Edition (Mojang) 2. Smart Alarm Clock: sleep cycles & noise recording (Plus Sports) 3. Heads Up! (Warner Bros.) 4. djay 2 for iPhone (algoriddim) 5. Where's My Mickey? (Disney) 6. AfterLight (Simon Filip) 7. SnappyCam Pro-Fast Camera for Amazing High Speed Burst Action Living Photos (jpap) 8. Kick the Buddy: No Mercy (Crustalli) 9. iTheme-Themes for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (novitap GmbH) 10. Pimp Your Screen (Apalon) Top Free iPhone Apps 1. Despicable Me: Minion Rush (Gameloft) 2. Bad Piggies (Rovio Entertainment Ltd) 3. Candy Crush Saga ( Limited) 4. Bus Derby (Dimension Technics) 5. Colormania-Guess the Colors (Genera Mobile) 6. Vine (Vine Labs Inc.) 7. YouTube (Google Inc.) 8. Celebrity Dentist (Bear Hug Media) 9. Instagram (Burbn Inc.) 10. Snapchat (Snapchat Inc.) Top Paid iPad Apps 1. Minecraft-Pocket Edition (Mojang) 2. Where's My Mickey? XL (Disney) 3. Plants vs. Zombies HD (PopCap) 4. Survivalcraft (Igor Kalicinski) 5. Pages (Apple) Top Free iPad Apps 1. Bad Piggies HD (Rovio Entertainment Ltd) 2. Despicable Me: Minion Rush (Gameloft) 3. Candy Crush Saga ( Limited) 4. Where's My Mickey? Free (Disney) T he Lists Page B8 News-Sun Sunday, August 11, 2013


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 9,, 2013Page B9 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: www.TheWayChurch.orgG 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 T he Lists C oncertsPollstars top tours Ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous weeks ranking is in parentheses. 1. (1) The Rolling Stones; $7,969,276; $346.09. 2. (2) Taylor Swift; $3,092,783; $86.73. 3. (3) Kenny Chesney; $2,157,820; $74.97. 4. (4) Fleetwood Mac; $1,367,517; $107.85. 5. (5) Dave Matthews Band; $1,209,646; $54.43. 6. (6) Justin Bieber; $1,165,093; $80.54. 7. (7) Jason Aldean; $1,017,425; $61.43. 8. (8) New Kids On The Block; $830,439; $65.06. 9. (9) Tim McGraw; $578,200; $37.60. 10. (10) Brad Paisley; $568,346; $36.19. 11. (11) Carrie Underwood; $520,651; $65.05. 12. (12) Widespread Panic; $391,954; $46.27. 13. (13) Barry Manilow; $350,088; $61.19. 14. (14) Mtley Cre; $329,192; $75.94. 15. (15) Styx / REO Speedwagon / Ted Nugent; $208,359; $37.85. Best-SellersWall Street Journal FICTION 1. The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) 2. Inferno by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 3. First Sight by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press) 4. And the Mountain Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead) 5. The English Girl by Daniel Silva (Harper) 6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books) 7. Pete the Cat by James Dean (HarperCollins) 8. Tales From a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker by Rachel Renee Russell (Aladdin) 9. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishing Group) 10. Second Honeymoon by James Patterson, Howard Roughan (Little, Brown) NONFICTION 1. Zealot by Reza Aslan (Random House) 2. Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander by Phil Robertson and Mark Schlabach (Howard Books) 3. Jesus Calling: Enjoy Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers) 4. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf) 5. This Town by Mark Leibovich (Blue Rider Press) 6. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (Gallup Press) 7. The Duck Commander Family by Willie Robertson (Howard Books) 8. Lets Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris (Little, Brown) 9. The Wimpy Kid Do-itYourself Book by Bill OReilly (Crown-Archetype) 10. Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World by Phil McGraw (Bird Street Books) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. The Redemption of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen (Grand Central Publishing) 2. Complete Me by J. Kenner (Random House) 3. The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) 4. Three Little Words by Susan Mallery (Harlequin) 5. Janes Melody by Ryan Winfield (Ryan Winfield) 6. The English Girl by Daniel Silva (HarperCollins) 7. Inferno by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 8. Magic Rises by Illona Andrews (Penguin Group) 9. Second Honeymoon by James Patterson, Howard Roughan (Little, Brown) 10. When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde (Amazon Publishing) NONFICTION E-BOOKS 1. Zealot by Reza Aslan (Random House) 2. The Fifties by David Halberstam (Villard) 3. Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose (Simon & Schuster) 4. Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman (Random House) 5. This Town by Mark Leibovich (Penguin Group) 6. Paris to the Pyrenees by David Downie (Pegasus) 7. If Loving You Is Wrong by Gregg Olsen (Crime Rant Classics) 8. If You Lived Here... by Heather Lende (Algonquin Books) 9. Coming Clean: A Memoir by Kimberley Rae Miller (Amazon Publishing) 10. Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander (Simon & Schuster) News-Sun Sunday, August 11, 2013 Page B9


Page B10News-SunSunday, August 9,, HLT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 00031665 Chateau Elan; 5.542"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 00031664 Special to the News-SunGAINESVILLE Catch the w ave at the Florida Museum of N atural History as it opens two new t emporary surfing exhibits Aug. 31. Surfing Florida: APhotographic H istory explores the sports rich c ultural history in Florida, while Surf Science: Waves and Wildlife m ixes museum specimens with intera ctive stations to provide interesting d etails about animals that live at the b each, some of which also surf. For Floridians the ocean is a lways in our lives, said Florida M useum assistant director for e xhibits Darcie MacMahon. Surfing i s inherently interesting because e ven if you dont surf you always s ee people surfing at the beach. Its a beautiful sport. Were hoping peop le come to both celebrate the c oastal resources and learn more a bout the natural history of the b each. Surfing Florida: APhotographic History, documents Floridas surfing history through photographs and interpretive graphics, as well as video film clips and oral histories from well-known Florida surfers. The Florida Museum is augmenting the exhibit with surfboard collections, stories from the University of Florida Surf Club and a display showing how surfboards are crafted. Surf Science features the Florida Museums famed International Shark Attack File and shark research programs, and allows visitors to examine different types sand and specimens from the museums fish, mammal and marine invertebrate collections. It also includes human stories about beachand surf-dwelling animals. The museum will display the exhibits through Jan. 20, 2014. Admission is $4 for adults ($3.50 Florida residents and seniors); $3 for ages 3-17 and free to museum members and UF students with a valid Gator 1 card. Surfing Florida: APhotographic History was organized by the University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, with support from the Florida Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, visit The Florida Museum of Natural History inspires people to value the biological richness and cultural heritage of our diverse world and make a positive difference in its future. The museum is located at 3215 Hull Road just east of Southwest 34th Street in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza in Gainesville. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, including directions, parking and ticket prices, visit or call (352) 846-2000. Exhibits on states surfing history, beach science open Aug. 31 at UF Arts & Leisure Photo by M.E. Gruber Surfers received a spectacular new wave on Singer Island in Palm Beach County with the grounding of the Greek freighter Amaryllis during Hurricane Betsy on Sept. 8, 1965. At 441 feet and hard aground the reef, the ship proved impossible to remove and remained in place until 1969, when it was cut into pieces and moved offshore to serve as a fishing and diving reef. The Amaryllis produced a left-hander that attracted the regions top talent. Photo courtesy of Patty Light/ Gaulden Reed Archi ve Paul Bitsy Hart, ninth from the left, won Floridas first surfing championship in 1938. This is one of several photos documenting the event in Daytona Beach. The Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville will host the Surfing Florida: A Photographic History and Surf Science: Waves and Wildlife exhibits. Photo courtesy of the Tampa Bay Estuary Progra m A sea turtle hatchling makes its way to the sea after emerging from a nest. The exhibit Surf Science: Waves and Wildlife features turtle specimens and highlights the importance of Florida beaches as turtle nesting grounds. Page B10 News-Sun Sunday, August 11, 2013


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 9,, 2013Page B11 Diversions/Puzzles M OCKTIMEBy ROBERTW. HARRIS Across 1 GPS determination 4 Hint 9 BlackBerry downloads 13 s tennis star Nastase 17 Altar agreement 18 One working on a bench? 20 Mmes., in Monterrey 21 Cloister group 22 Drill presses, lathes and the like? 24 Ways a fish avoids capture? 26 Small, in Saint-L 27 12-Down, e.g. 28 Hostile calls 30 Serving a purpose 31 Summary 33 Verbally assault 35 Nasty 36 Rubs out 38 External hard drive capacity prefix 39 Part of a fancy setting 41 Cops dog-days domain? 43 Queue at a rest room, to a tot? 47 __ Was a Rollin Stone: Temptations hit 51 Basketball tactic 52 Some religious sects 53 Hard-to-approach type, perhaps 54 One going on and on 56 Waterproof cover 58 Pea house 60 __-pitch 61 Most inane 62 Clothing line 64 Many an ex-lib 66 Short read? 67 Time for promoting awareness about electrical hazards? 71 Pass TV hookup 72 Fixed beforehand 75 Funny Johnson 76 Rebels crime 80 Collecting Soc. Sec. 81 Tear 83 Other considerations 85 Ready for the sea 86 Feed bag feed 88 Makes 90 __ cuisine 92 Property title 93 Promo for a prominent baby doctors book? 95 Deitys online forum comment? 97 Absinthe flavoring 98 Topog. map stat 99 Just down the road from 103 Bold poker bet 105 Electromagnetic physicist Michael 108 Enjoy, as a hammock 109 Fields of study 110 Lazy __ 111 Actress Peeples 113 Check endorser 115 Aid in moving an army bed? 117 Late-afternoon marina observations? 120 Sri Lanka setting 121 Courtroom fiction name 122 Add value to, as a deal 123 Unwanted phone connection 124 Maos successor 125 Lock openers 126 Op-ed piece 127 The Fountainhead writer Rand Down 1 Speech imperfection 2 Stick 3 Horn blower 4 Bro or sis 5 Muslims pilgrimage 6 Slippery as __ 7 Urgings, as of ones conscience 8 New England hrs. 9 Fops tie 10 Diplomatic formality 11 Inflates, as a rsum 12 Retired flier 13 Signs off on, in a way 14 Clear 15 Woven linen tape 16 Latin 101 word 18 Fertilizer ingredient 19 Warm-weather top 23 Typesetting measure 25 Like undercooked eggs 29 __ shoestring: with little to spend 32 Streisand classic 34 Bakers supply 35 Doesnt divulge, as bad news 37 Emphasize 40 URL initials 42 Big __: WWI cannon 43 Cocoon occupants 44 Dedicate, as a book at a signing 45 Court plea, briefly 46 Jet-black, in verse 47 Correspondents Oh, and another thing ... 48 NPR journalist Shapiro 49 South Carolina state tree 50 Map collection 52 Work for a captain 55 Detroit athlete 57 Set as a price 59 Crafty sort 63 Bungle 65 Slices in a pizza, often 68 Typically reddishbrown ape 69 Smokers buys: Abbr. 70 Annie Hall actress 72 Paid players 73 Get as a return 74 It might match cuff links 77 Big rig fuel 78 Bullfight cry 79 Actor Beatty 82 Mates 84 Did a smiths work 87 Reprobate 89 With regret 91 Progress 94 Kosher deli buy 95 Thyroid and pituitary 96 Clavell novel set in Hong Kong 98 Historic chapter 100 Enjoy a story, say 101 Prius automaker 102 Like some airline tickets 103 Got up 104 Allow to enter 106 Beasts of burden 107 Heavens! 109 Many a prep sch. 110 Sun-cracked 112 Film terrier 114 Baseball Tonight channel 116 Frightened reaction 118 Have yet to pay 119 Ahem cousin Solution on page B5 Metro News ServiceAries (March 21-April 2 0) Aries, you have a firm g rasp on what you need to a ccomplish in the week a head. Stay focused on your t asks and that focus will pay o ff by the end of the week. Taurus (April 21-May 2 1) Taurus, your financial b urden is a little easier this w eek. Perhaps you have c aught up on bills or have r eceived a little extra money y ou didnt expect. Gemini (May 22-June 2 1) Gemini, whether you a re in a relationship or are l ooking for a new romantic p artner, the next few days a re the moments for putting o n the charm. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, many things need t o get done this week before y ou can set work aside and t ake a much-needed vacat ion. Once you get through t he bulk of things, you can r elax. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) S ave some of your good fort une for others, Leo. When y ou share the wealth, not o nly will you feel better a bout yourself, but also you w ill certainly have more f riends around you. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Without you the well-oiled w heels of the work machine j ust wont spin correctly, V irgo. That can put a lot of p ressure on you in your c areer, so weigh the options o f a day off. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, sometimes you have t o be the voice of reason, a nd this wont always make y ou popular with others. T hough some may not rally a round you this week, theyll r elent. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Something that seemed like a good idea at first glance may not seem like the best thing to do right now, Scorpio. Switch gears while you can still take another path. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius, although you may rather spend your time doing something else for the next few days, handle your upcoming obligations without complaint. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Surround yourself with close friends, Capricorn. They will serve as your anchor in difficult situations that may come to pass this week. Its good to have a support system. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) There is more to you than others see, Aquarius. Sometimes you relish in being mysterious, and this is one of those times. Others interest will be piqued. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Dont take any sniffles or sneezes for granted, Pisces. Make sure this week you pay attention to your health to ensure good days ahead. Famous BirthdaysAug. 11 Chris Hemsworth, actor (30); Aug. 12 Casey Affleck, actor (38); Aug. 13 Alan Shearer, athlete (43); Aug. 14 Mila Kunis, actress (30); Aug. 15 Jennifer Lawrence, actress (23); Aug. 16 Kathie Lee Gifford, TV host (60); Aug. 17 Sean Penn, actor (53). Horoscope Leo should save some good fortune for others DearAbby: I am fed up with my fathers hoarding. Junk is piled everywhere, and our cat has twice gotten hurt in the piles. If there is a spare corner, junk is thrown in it. When I try to say anything, Dad gets defensive over his stuff, and my mother defends his pack rat ways. She says they are his things, not mine. Im extremely embarrassed when friends, relatives or neighbors visit. I have offered to help clean, but he refuses to get rid of anything. What do you do when someone doesnt believe this is a problem? Embarrassed in Pennsylvania DearEmbarrassed: There is nothing you can say that will fix your fathers problem because its a psychological disorder. Even if he was willing to do something about his hoarding, it would take the assistance of a mental health professional and a support group to help him let go of his stuff because it would be like letting go of a part of himself. If youre still living at home with your parents, all you can do is keep your own space as neat and organized as possible and not allow your fathers problem to affect your selfesteem. Once you can afford to live on your own move. After that, if your fathers hoarding continues to the point it becomes a danger to your parents health or a fire hazard, quietly notify the fire department or health department, which then may be able to intervene. DearAbby: My husband and I had a beautiful baby boy four months ago. Since then, he has admitted that he married me only to have a child. My husband says he cares for me, but hes not in love with me. Still, he provides for all my needs and I dont want a divorce. I know Ill be happy enough. My friend is telling me I am doing a disservice to my little one because he will never learn to love a woman. Am I harming my baby? New Mom in Texas DearMom: I cant see how you are harming your child. If you are a loving, attentive mother, your baby boy will love you unconditionally. Your friend may feel you are short-changing yourself because she doesnt understand that youre willing to settle for financial security and forgo romantic love. However, if you are truly happy with this arrangement, your friend should be less judgmental. DearAbby: I was diagnosed with breast cancer at a very young age and underwent a double mastectomy. Fortunately, I am cancer-free. My husband was totally turned off by my appearance, and hasnt touched me sexually in many years. I have no desire to leave him, but Im wondering how many other women have gone through the same thing. We have lost so much of ourselves, and when we need our husbands the most, they turn the other way! Anonymous in Wisconsin DearAnonymous: I strongly suspect that youre not the only woman this has happened to. We live in a society that has sexualized breasts to the point that it has caused many men to forget there are real people attached to them. While a life-threatening illness has caused some males to turn away, it has reminded other men what is really important in life. I am sorry your husband is one of the former. I am throwing your question open to my readers. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Beneath my fingers were the firm, wine colored grapes perfectly formed, full and firmly attached to the vines extension. Their aroma drifted to my nostrils and my mouth watered in anticipation. Plucking one, I placed it in my mouth. The gentle crushing between my teeth released the succulent taste as a burst of pure, unrefined juice came into my mouth. Perhaps picking a grape from a cluster on the table doesnt quite evoke poetic thoughts to everyone. But, I believe the more we fully enjoy the bounty of Gods gracious gifts to us, the greater the rewards of nourishing we receive. It is in slowly chewing and savoring the fruit that enjoyment and nourishment result. Would God have created so many flavors, varieties, shapes and aromas to tantalize our senses if he had not wanted us to enjoy his bounty? But these beautiful clusters of grapes reminded me of Jesuswords. Imagine him walking along with his disciples. They had just finished sharing a meal with their Lord and hearing many truths. Jesus had washed their feet, told them one of them would betray him, that Peter would deny him, and promised another helper after his death, burial, resurrection and ascension. Can you imagine the information overload to their minds and emotions as they hung on his eve ry word? Walking carefully along with them, Jesus stopped and pointed out the grape vines full with frui t comparing them to his Father, himself and them (as well as us) in John 15: 16, NKJV. I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser Abide in Me, and I in you.As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me By this My Father is glor ified, that you bear much fruit. As I snipped smaller clusters from the large cluster to serve as finger food, I thought on these words. On the vine, these grapes had been nurtured, growing large and beautiful sweet to the taste so they might nourish my body. But just as they had been cut from the vine to bring to my table, I now further cut them away. No longer would they grow. And so it is with me. I must stay attached to Jes us the Vine if I am to bear the fruit he desires of me a sweet aroma and nourishment to those around me. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Grape gathering Dad who treasures his trash refuses to part with any of it Dear Abby Pause And Consider Jan Merop News-Sun Sunday, August 11, 2013 Page B11


Page B12News-SunSunday, August 9, Living Photos courtesy of Getty Images DontFallBehindFall is the time to inspect your property and protect it from pests looking for a winter home. Take an integrated approach to identifying, monitoring and preventing potential problems. The following tips will help with cooler weather preparation: Rake fallen leaves and clean out gutters as pests can congregate in fallen foliage. As an added benefit, this may help improve your homes curb appeal. Numerous studies link landscaping and well-maintained lawns to property value increases of 11 to 15 percent.Dont transport firewood more than 10 miles away from your home. Invasive insects, such as the emerald ash borer, can hitch a ride and begin new infestations within their surroundings. Enjoy picnics or tailgating events, but keep all open food in sealed containers to prevent attracting ants, mice and other insects and rodents.LockItDowninWinterJust like us, pests are looking for a warm home and good food as they hunker down for the winter months. Perform the following preventive activities around your home to keep your family safe and sound all winter long:Use caulk or concrete to repair all cracks, crevicesandleaksnomatterhowsmall.Mice can fit through cracks as thin as a pencil. Check for bed bugs who may be hitchhiking in your suitcase while traveling for the holidays. Bites can be painful, irritating and may cause allergic reactions. Cover mattresses and pillows with dust-proof, zippered covers tested and rated for dust mites. Sheets and bugs can trigger asthma, cause dermatitis and transmit disease. Weedsandinsects donthavean offseasonneither shouldyourcommitmenttoa pest-freehome. INSPECTandProtect YourHomeThe best approach to pest management is an integrated strategy that balances prevention, sanitation, maintenance and treatment. The following are six easy steps from the Debug the Myths INSPECT acronym to identify and protect your home, lawn and, while youre at it, your family and pets, too.IN = InvestigateInvestigate your home and yard for clues that pests may be present. You never know where they may be lurking, so keep your eyes open.S = StudyDont trust your instincts. Study up on the common pests in your area. Learn more about the pests causing problems and the damage they can cause.P= PreparePlan how to most effectively solve your pest problems. Proper planning includes understanding the safe and correct way to execute any pest control approach.E = EliminateNow its time to put your plan in place. Start by eliminating pestsaccess points into your home and eliminating habits that may be attracting these uninvited guests.C = CleanMaintaining a tidy home and lawn is essential for discouraging pests from calling your home theirs.T= TreatProactive and preventative treatment is key to keeping pests under control. Properly treating for problems proactively or at the first sign of infestation will keep your home pest-free. To learn more about preventing pest problems in your home, visit or follow the conversation on and Twitter @DebugtheMyths.SummerProtectionPoisonivyand pests,suchasticksandmosquitoe s, are especially prevalent during the summer months and can cause Lyme disease, West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis and severe skin irritation. Follow these tips to keep your family and pets safe during the active months of summer:Reduce your contact with mosquitoes that spread West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis by covering up with long sleeve s and pants, especially during dawn and dusk hours when mosquitoes are most active. Apply a repellent to your skin and clothing before you go on any outdoor adventure to deter ticks that can carry Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Inspect and properly remove ticks in hard to see areas that are attractive to them, such as inside the belly button, under arms, around ears, in hai r and on the back of knees.Remember leaves of three, let it be to help identify poison ivy, oak or sumac, which can cause severe skin irritation and allergic reaction. If you find these weeds in your yard, donotuseamowerorweedcutter forremoval, which will cause it to spread. Instead, carefully treat the weeds yourself or contact a lawn care professional.FAMILYFEATURES Seasons come and go, but pests are active and potentially pose damage to health and property all year long. Protecting your family and home isnt a seasonal chore, but with the right proactive approach it doesnt have to be a daunting one either. Many make it too easy for pests to become unwanted roommates or neighbors. When making your seasonal housekeeping list, add pest prevention to changing your smoke detector batteries, rotating ceiling fan blades and deep cleaning. Whether you have mice looking for a cozy place to settle for the winter, or mosquitoes scouting out standing water in the summer, use the following approaches to prevent pests from intruding on your family and home each season of the year. Spring CleaningWarmer weather awakens weeds, insects and other pests, so incorporate pest prevention measures as a part of your spring cleaning. The following are easy ways to protect your home as temperatures begin to rise:Trim trees and brush, creating enough room to comfortably walk between your house and your shrubs. Branches can create a bridge into your home for pests and wildlife.Clean up yard debris that may have accumulated throughout the winter months, such as dead plants, weeds and fallen branches, as it can provide a place for pests to reside.Take a proactive approach to protecting your yard from pests through the strategic use of approved and registered products. Consider a perimeter yard spray as the temperatures warm up to prevent unwanted pests, such as ticks, from creeping in to your familys play areas. Always read and follow label instructions before using products or hire a licensed lawn and landscape professional. Page B12 News-Sun Sunday, August 11, 2013