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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK City Manager Julian Deleon told the News-Sun Thursday morning that he spent $8,500 on legal fees defending himself against an ethics complaint filed by City Councilman Garrett Anderson in March. By state statute I am entitled to recoup the (the fees) from Anderson, he said. I am looking into available alternatives to recoup those fees. On Tuesday, Deleon released the final determination by Floridas Commission on Ethics that said there is no probable cause to believe (Deleon) violated Section 112.313(6), Florida Statutes, by using his position to threaten and/or attempt to threaten another public official. Anderson alleged Deleon had threatened him and his business after Anderson voted against a motion which passed to remove the requirement for the city manager to live within city limits. Deleon lives in Lake Placid. N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, August 16-17, 2013 Volume 94/Number 98 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 O nline: WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 3 1 4 2 2 Courtesy pho to The first phase of the restoration of the Hotel Jacaranda involved replacing the buildings 86-year-old pipes. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The South Florida State College Foundation has completed the first phase of a restoration project at the Hotel Jacaranda in Avon Park, part of its ongoing effort to maintain the buildings historical integrity. The project, supported with $47,495 from the Bureau of Historic Preservation of the Florida Department of States Division of Historical Resources, centered on the installation of a primary piping system designed to replace the hotels original, 86-year-old pipes. The completion of this project represents a significant milestone in our continuing efforts to preserve the historical character of the Hotel Jacaranda, said Donald L. Appelquist, executive director, SFSC Foundation, Inc. Now, we can turn our attention to the other restoration efforts, like the rehabilitation of our windows and faade. Hotel Jacaranda wraps up Phase 1 of restoration project Project replacing historic buildings pipes Classifieds A7 Crossword PuzzleB9 Dear Abby B9 Editorial & OpinionA3 Healthy LivingB5 Movie ReviewB9 Religion B6 Obituaries A6 Sudoku PuzzleB9 Sports on TV B2 Index T-storms, not as hot High 90 Low 75Details, A10 New coach, same goal fo r Dragons SPORTS, B 1 Ready to roll in LP See HOTEL, A5 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Highlands County com missioners again worked on their bud get Tuesday. The session was highlight ed by a number of problems with the sound system at the chambers, as wel l as several pointed exchanges with Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton, who questioned some of the projected budget figures, including estimations for the countys fund balance as well as expenditures listed in the general fund. After explaining how overtime hours and compensated absences were listed in her budget and how increases in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) had impacte d her budget, Benton said she had no place left to cut. We reduced salaries and wages which are the big ticket items, she told the commission. She said that any increases reflected in this years spending plan were absolutely necessary for the operations of her department. Commissioner Jim Brooks questioned the sheriff regarding pay raises Sheriff, others defend budgets Benton: HSCO cuts would endanger response times Benton See COUNTY, A4 HARDERHALL proving to be a HARDSELL Deleon Anderson Ethics panel rules in city managers favor Deleon to seek repayment of legal fees See DELEON, A4 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Historic Harder Hall has long been a picturesque part of the city of Sebring. The aging building was once the place to see and be seen in the community, but after many years of ownership changing, nullified contracts, and terminated business deals the beautiful, historic building remains empty. Last Tuesdays rescinded motion by the city council nullified a 90-day due diligence contract with a potential buyer who had shown an interest in the property since January. They just kind of went away, said Assistant City Administrator Bob Hoffman. Hoffman said that a contract from the potential buyer was submitted to the city after requests for bids were sent out earlier this year. The contract was not accepted by council. City attorney Bob Swaine requested that $100,000 be placed in an escrow account during the due diligence period, however the buyers attorney never responded to Swaines contract stipulations. Latest suitor for historic hotel just kind of went away See HARDER, A5 Katara Simmons/News-Sun Assistant City of Sebring Administrator Bob Hoffman points to air conditioner units that have been vandalized at Harder Hall in Sebring. According to Hoffman, the copper was removed from the units. B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Aclerk a t the Avon Shell gasoline s tation at 998 U.S. 27 North w as wounded when shots w ere fired during a robbery i n its convenience store W ednesday night. The call for help was r eceived 10:25 p.m. accordi ng to dispatch records. The clerk was transported t o an appropriate medical f acility and is expected to s urvive, according to a b rief press release from the H ighlands County Sheriffs o ffice sent Thursday aftern oon. According to the press r elease, a subject entered the s tore with a handgun, at w hich time the clerk opened t he cash drawer and gave m oney to the gunman. It was after the clerk had c omplied with the robbers d emand that the shots were f ired. No details about the susp ect or the clerks injuries w ere provided. The store was being p rocessed Thursday morning b y multiple sheriffs office u nits. AK9 unit vehicle was p arked in the stores parking l ot, but it is not known if the K 9 was being used to track t he suspect. Clerk shot during robbery


By ROD LEWIS News-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Town Council spent a good portion of its four-hour marathon meeting Monday to discuss the towns banking needs. Recently, Seacoast National Bank requested a contract renewal. The town had not been under contract for several years. For the town to enter into another agreement, proposals from other banks had to be considered. Three banks submitted proposals Heartland National Bank, Seacoast National Bank and Wauchula State Bank. Much of the discussion focused around the fact that two members of the council and Town Attorney Bert J. Harris III had interest in one of the banks and recused themselves to avoid a conflict of interest. Procedural advice by Harris was rejected and there was an impasse. W. Kerry Thompson, vice president/office manager of Heartland National Bank Lake Placid, suggested that if council were unsure of any of the banksinformation they should call the bank and ask them. James C. Clinard, president and chief executive officer at Heartland National Bank, explained the process for the Automatic Clearing House (ACH), a topic of apparent confusion with council members. Jon Geitner of Seacoast National Bank said his bank was willing to continue our operations until the council can make a decision. The impasse was finally settled when the two remaining council members voted to table the issue until more information was available. Mondays meeting opened with a moment of silence to honor Officer Ted Silva, who passed away unexpectedly at his home on Aug. 10. Silva started with the town in May 2010 on the Lake Placid Police Reserves, and served the town at the Caladium Festival.Other businessJennifer Codo-Salisbury, Central Florida Regional Planning Council,discussed the Planning Advisory Services Agreement for a 10year water supply plan. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity awarded the town $10,000 for developing a mandated 10-year water supply facilities work plan, goals, objectives and policies. Although the town suggested work to start at the beginning of the next physical year, Codo-Salisbury said the work needed to start as soon as possible. Council member Ray Royce suggested removing all of the language that required the town to use Everify for all new employees and vendors because it is not currently compulsory by the government. Ben Tucciarone, owner of Second Time Around, petitioned the council to create a loading zone at his business. Tucciarone contended that the current parking structure does not allow him to use the side door to deliver his products. Mayor John Holbrook suggested he and Town Administrator Phil Williams research the subject and report to council at the next meeting. The council approved a resolution to thank Church of the Nazarene for a piece of property along Tangerine Lane to improve traffic flow on West Interlake Boulevard at Tangerine Drive. Pastor Tim Taylor and his wife, Marsha, were on hand to accept the resolution, which was signed by Holbrook. Other resolutions by the council included: In response to the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Holbrook declared Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week. It was approved. Aresolution was passed to ask The School Board of Highlands County to consider giving the town of Lake Placid right of way on South Tangerine Drive at the west end of the Highlands County school bus garage. Page A2 News-SunFriday, August 16, 2013 pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 3 Aug. 13 231323741MB: 40x4Next jackpot $43 millionAug. 9 1120303438MB: 12x:3 Aug. 6 1120303438MB: 12x:3 Aug. 13 3616303140x:5Next jackpot $53 millionAug. 10 204446485253x:3 Aug. 7 293346484952x:2 Aug. 14 113151829 Aug. 13 15232933 Aug. 12 914183234 Aug. 11 1219262936 Aug. 14 (n) 8750 Aug. 14 (d) 8194 Aug. 13 (n) 9001 Aug. 13 (d) 9588 Aug. 14 (n) 089 Aug. 14 (d) 602 Aug. 13 (n) 651 Aug. 13 (d) 174 Aug. 13 232353815 Aug. 9 1113224018 Aug. 6 1031333816 Aug. 2 1819273521 Aug. 14 411174351 PB: 20Next jackpot $60 millionAug. 10 412143758 PB: 13 Aug. 7 525305859 PB: 32 Lottery Center This weeks 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? Online Yes 71.6% No 28.4% Total votes: 211 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at LP council struggles with bank contract Rod Lewis/News-Sun Lake Placid Mayor John Holbrook (left) presents a resolution to Church of the Nazarene Pastor Tim Taylor and his wife, Marsha, thanking the church for a piece of property along Tangerine Lane to improve traffic flow on West Interlake Boulevard at Tangerine Drive. Community Briefs Special to the News-SunSEBRING It was bett er than a half century ago t hat the city fathers and m others created a United S ervice Organization cant een in the Orange B lossom City. The USO b uilding was erected at a c ost of $20,000 and was u sed for the airmen stat ioned at Hendricks Field d uring World War II. Events there included s uch things as dances, s hows, parties, dinners a nd even roller skating. T he Highlands County n ews recounts one evening o f BINGO, where a servi ceman had won the top p rize of a long distance t elephone call so he c ould speak with the folks b ack home. This weekend, the H ighlands Little Theatre w ill try to re-create one of t hose evenings with a pair o f special programs. They w ill be held this Saturday a nd Sunday and titled USO, Thanks for the M emories. We want to just have f un for the community, s how coordinator Glen F owler said. We wanted t o honor our veterans and b ring back some of the old m usic. He pointed out that the H LTwas uniquely qualif ied to do just that, as the o ld USO building was in t he Little Theatres comp lex. It sat in the space w here our kitchen facilit ies are now, he said. To help make it happen, t here will be a select e nsemble from the H eartland Pops communit y band. Were going to have m usic from the greats like G len Miller, Duke E llington and Benny G oodman, said Heartland P ops representative A nthony Jones. Well p lay tunes like String of P earls,Satin Dolland April in Parisso we will h ave a wide selection of m usic. Vocalists for the prog ram include Laura Wade, B ill Farmer, Amanda M ercer and Adam M eredith. Master of C eremonies will be Art H arriman, who will direct t he festivities in the style o f Bob Hope. Hes going to bring his g olf club and let things s wing, Folwer said. The program, which w ill run about two hours, w ill commence both days a t 2:30. The idea, say o rganizers is to reprise a t ypical USO show, includi ng a dance floor where a udience members can cut a rug. This is going to be a c asual, feel-good show a nd very patriotic I might a dd, Fowler said. Because it will be held i n the Thakkar Pavilion, t here will be limited seati ng with a maximum of 75 p eople per show. The r oom will be decorated in t he 1940s style The HLTalso will have t he adjacent Anthonys L ounge open for those w ho would like refreshm ents during the program. Tickets are $12 for a dults and $7 for youth ( 12 and under) in advance, a nd $15 and $10 at the d oor respectively. Those i nterested can call the box o ffice at 382-2525 b etween 10 a.m. and 2 p .m. or go to the web page a t www.highlandslittlethea HLT to honor USO Toe Jam Band performs benefit concertAVON PARK The California Toe Jam Band is performing a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Saturday. The concert will be held at the Grogan Center, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 E. Main St. Tickets are $5 and available at the church office and Heartland National Bank, Avon Park and Sebring Lake Jackson location. All proceeds benefit the Jade Jackson Fund. If not sold out, tickets will be available at the door.Ballroom Dancers host Hawaiian LuauLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers will host a Hawaiian Luau at the Elks Hall from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. There will be a free dance lesson from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the lounge with an instructional tape. The dance is open to everyone; this will be a simple format featuring one step at a time. The Ladies of the Elks will open their snack bar at 6 p.m. with sandwiches, chips, and hot-dogs. Allen Warchak will be the featured musician, and there will be prizes and surprises. There will be a limbo contest, hula hoop and more at intermission. Dancing is from 6:30-9 p.m. The public is invited and singles are very welcome.Admission is $5 for members and $7 non-members. The Elks Hall is at 200 County Road, 621 East behind the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center.YMCA offers Good Dog courseSEBRING Highlands County YMCA(100 YMCALane) will offer a winter dog obedience and behavioral modification course Good Dog. The course is being offered to all citizens and visitors of Highlands County. You do not have to be a member of the YMCAto partake. This will be the last class until the fall. This is a six-week cour se that will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. The cla ss meets each Saturday for approximately one hour. The classes are held unde r cover and fully fenced to keep the owner and dog comfortable along with protection from nature's elements. Continued on A6 Samantha Gholar/News-Sun Kiko Vazquez and Shaye Higgins of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast hand out stuffed backpacks to local students Thursday afternoon. The BBBS organization donated a total of 85 backpacks to students this year. All of the book bags are filled with school supplies according to grade level, so the kids have exactly what they need for school, Vazquez said. The BBBS backpack giveaway is sponsored by a number of local businesses including The Palms of Sebring, South Florida State College, and the City of Sebring. Big Brothers, Big Sisters gives away stuffed backpacks


ANOTHERVIEWPOINT SCOTT DRESSELEditor editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor BUSINESS OFFICEJANET NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor VICKIE WATSONvickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH ADVERTISING Editorial & Opinion www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 16, 2013 Page A3 The FOIR report details for the first t ime the prices of health plans that priv ate insurers propose for sale to small b usinesses and uninsured individuals. The exchange, required under the law, i s scheduled to launch Oct. 1. Policies w ill take effect Jan. 1. The state report said that the price of i ndividual health plans sold in 2014 w ould rise 30 percent to 40 percent a bove the cost of similar plans sold t oday, and that small-business premiums would rise by 5 percent to 20 percent. But those projections are misleading, for several reasons. ... Competition may also affect prices. Some of the nations largest health insurers are among 11 companies participating in the exchange for individual plans. Five companies are providing plans for small businesses. Overall, 308 plans will be offered. If insurance rates rise in Florida, it will be an exception to the rule. ... Maryland insurance regulators, by contrast, say they negotiated lower prices for plans offered on their exchange. The biggest problem in Floridas health care future may not be the price of policies but the fact that people earning incomes below the poverty line arent eligible to buy insurance on the exchange, because the Legislature refused to allow it. As a result, about 1 million Floridians will be unable to obtain affordable insurance. That deficit, which will continue to put a multimillion-dollar burden on hospitals and doctors to provide costly and uncompensated care, needs to be addressed by the Legislature as soon as possible. An editorial from the Ocala Star-Banner. Whats the price of Obamacare? T he Florida Office of Insurance Regulation recently estimated the costs for uninsured residents seeking coverage under the Affordable C are Act. Unfortunately, the agencys delivery reflecte d the state governments general hostility toward the h ealth care reform, also known as Obamacare. Mark your calendar for Aug. 28, the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther Kings iconic I Have A Dream speech, which was delivered to more than 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Ill be thinking of Dr. King on that anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Ill be thinking about my late father, Lewis Tyree. Dad once told of a conversation (circa 1970s) with a man from our hometown. The fellow was trying to organize a neighborhood movement to keep any (N-word) families from moving onto his street. Puzzled, my father named a particular AfricanAmerican who had been an honored guest in the mans home on many occasions. Oh, replied the man, he aint a (N-word). Hes my buddy. I KNOW him! So, although much progress has been made toward a colorblind society in the past five decades, we still need a lot of buddies to continue the advances. Ask yourself, Am I truly the sort of person a member of a different race would consider for a friend -or could even tolerate for two minutes on the elevator? Stray from your comfort zone and give an openminded reading to some opinions outside your insulated world. Whites, stop patting yourself on the back for watching Roots when Jimmy Carter was president and read about contemporary cases of job discrimination, voter barriers and police harassment. Blacks, read an economists report on the negative impact of the War On Poverty or affirmative action. Whites, count to 10 before saying That was a long time ago or before taking your advantages for granted. Blacks, count to 10 and give someone the benefit of the doubt before musing, I wonder what kind of veiled racial slur THATwas? In other words, we all need to steer away from both cluelessness and hypersensitivity. Whites, do you ever speak glowingly of black scientists, educators and businessmen or is it just athletes and movie stars? Blacks, are there any Caucasians you admire besides politicians who pander for your vote? It may seem silly, but try honing your descriptive skills. Adopt a habit of identifying a person in a group using characteristic s other than race. The white dude or the black woman does not have to be your first impulse. Can the races learn to appreciate one anothers cuisine, fashion, slang, media, hobbies, values and companionship without fear of ostracism? Can we condemn pejoratives such as (N-word) lover and Uncle Tom to the dust heap of history? If a few more of us could rise to the occasion of being potential buddies, Dr. Kings dream o f harmony and equality could come even closer to fruition. But it will require the courage to disavow the worst elements of your own race, whether it be the redneck who jokes about lynchings or the AfricanAmerican who gloats over the stores hes going to lo ot if the verdict in a racially charged case doesnt go his way. If we feel obligated and duty-bound to cheer on (or at least tolerate) the walking, talking stereotypes among us, such as the blacks can apply, but... human resources director or the swaggering, Ebonics-spewing, welfare cheating gang leader wannabe, were all still in a form of slavery. Danny Tyree welcomes reader e-mail responses at and visits to his Facebook fan page Tyrees Tyrades. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. MLKs I Have A Dream speech turns 50 Just like AAAratings on m ortgage-backed securities l ed to Wall Streets 2008 disa ster, a rash of accountabilit y scandals might be precurs ors to a similar public s chool crash. After years of p romises that test-driven a ccountability would yield m iracles, scandals with s chool ratings are popping u p all over the country. U nless we hold reformers as a ccountable as they hold stud ents, these scandals could b ring down our public s chool system the same way W all Street almost innovated o ur economy back into the S tone Age. In New York, a new rating s ystem resulted in 70 percent o f city students failing the n ew tests, earning the kind o f tabloid headlines usually r eserved for a politicians s ex scandal or a natural disa ster. Rotten to the score, b lared the New York Daily N ews. Fans of corporate e ducation reform hail this as t he tough love needed to f orce even tougher changes t o the public school system d espite the fact that privately o wned charter schools fared j ust as badly. But Diane Ravitch, author o f the upcoming Reign of E rror: The Hoax of the P rivatization Movement and t he Danger to Americas P ublic Schools, calls the new s cores invalid because o fficials set the kids up to f ail. The state didnt just raise the bar.It aligned its p assing mark to a completely i nappropriate model, R avitch wrote. She pointed o ut that getting a profic ient rating on the new test was the equivalent of acing the National Assessment for Educational Progress, something only 3-8 percent of students achieve nationally. Acompletely different school rating scandal recently cost Tony Bennett his job as Floridas top school official because of something he did on his last job as Indianas Superintendent of Public Instruction. Bennett imposed an A-F rating system on schools, a favorite of school reformers because it seems like it makes sense, until you think about it. The problem arose when a charter school owned by one of the top donors to Republican Gov. Mike Pence tanked on the algebra test and earned a C rating. This will be a HUGE problem for us, Bennett wrote in an email to Pences top aide. The problem wasnt just embarrassing to the donor. Even worse for Bennett was that hed been citing the privately owned charter as a success story. Bennett changed the formula to turn the donors junk bond charter school into a AAA-rated example of education reform, showing how vulnerable school ratings are to political interference. An investigative story by AP reporter Tom LoBianco revealed the scam, forcing Bennetts resignation. The shock is that anyone was held accountable. Ratings systems can cause schools to close and students to be held back, but until Bennett no politician was ever held accountable for fudging the numbers. In Louisiana, for example, Education Superintendent John White inflated school ratings by 7.5 percent or half a letter grade by changing that states accountability formula. Passing rates more than doubled, and White claimed success. When called before a state legislative committee, White denied that changing the formula had created illusory success. The fault lay with the previous formula, saying, The new formula will create a more right-sized measurement. Whites still on the job. And Michelle Rhee, the celebrated No Excuses superintendent of the DC schools, is still considered a national leader on education reform despite evidence that DC scores rose on her watch because of organized cheating. Her success is a fraud that no one seems to want to expose. The District of Columbia and Congress seem unwilling to investigate, much less indict, this high-profile target. But then again, we didnt throw any Wall Street bankers into prison, either. Its a system that we all grew up with. We all got grades A, B, C, D, F in school, and the public will understand, too, said Michael Williams, the education chief in Texas, the latest state to adopt the A-F school ratings. If scandals in Indiana, Louisiana, New York, and Washington, DC and Wall Streetare any guide, the public wont know what hit em. We cannot expect to run our schools the same way we run our speculation industry and expect anything other than an education recession. Jason Stanford is a Democratic consultant who writes columns for the Austin AmericanStatesman and MSNBC. He can be reached at and on Twitter @JasStanford/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily the News-Sun staff. Is a Wall Street crash coming to public schools? Guest Column Jason Stanford


Page A4 News-SunFriday, August 16, 2013 CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, THE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 8/9,16,23,30; 9/6; 0 0 0 3 1 6 1 2 Courtesy photo A group of 30 local youth and eight officers pause for a group photo after returning from the Florida Sheriffs Youth Camp in Inglis. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Last Sunday, a delegation of 30 youngsters and eight officers departed for the Florida Sheriffs Youth Camp in Inglis. After a week of fun and learning they returned to Firemens Field. School Resource Sgt. Chris Myers along with School Resource Deputies Mike Helms, Mike Brod, Juan Delgado, Dewayne Proctor, Shannon Purvis, Sebring Police School Resource Officer Wilma Tindell and Deputy Lars Kirkegard went with the delegation for the week. The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches was founded in 1957 by the Sheriffs of Florida. Their mission is to prevent delinquency and develop strong, lawful, resilient and productive citizens who will make a positive contribution to their communities for years to come. The Florida Sheriffs Youth Camp has been existence since 1982 and has been at the Inglis location for the past 11 years and continues at the Barberville site. The camp hosts boys and girls from ages 10-15 from around the state at no cost to parents. The oneweek sessions are held throughout the summer and provide an opportunity for deputies to interact with the kids and build relationships. Deputy Juan Delgado was very pleased with his camp experience. We really have a great time with the kids. They had a lot of fun, and we did too, he said. This camp is so important to so many kids who would not otherwise have such an opportunity, said Sheriff Susan Benton. I have been to camp on a number of occasions with our kids; they learn teamwork, how to live in a large community setting for a week, sharing, chores and, of course, the many demonstrations and activities with law enforcement professionals. It is quite the good time and learning experience. Thank you to the many folks who donate to the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches that make this opportunity possible for our kids, this is the best investment ever. 30 local kids return from Sheriffs Youth Camp w ithin her department. B enton responded that there c urrently are 25 vacancies o n her roster, with seven of t hose being unfunded. Benton pointed to the 16 o pen positions as a reason f or the number of overtime h ours in the past year. Determining pay raises at t he Sheriffs Office was a bit m ore complex, with Benton e xplaining that under their b usiness model, certain e mployees receive 4 percent p ay hikes each year for the f irst decade. After that they a ccrue additional annual l eave. That is for patrol d eputies, law enforcement p ersonnel, detention personn el and dispatchers, she s aid. I dont consider that a r aise, I consider that our b usiness model. Benton told the commiss ion that neither captains a nd above, nor civilian e mployees, have received r aises. This year they would b e in line for a 3 percent i ncrease. Brooks responded that c ounty commission employe es had not received a raise i n five years. Yes sir, but I am not r esponsible for yours, the s heriff said. Benton said the projected r aise was about $100,000 b ut being that they had u nder-projected retirement n umbers by $350,000 she p robably would not be able t o provide the increases. The sheriff told the comm ission that her budget repr esents a /7 operation, n oting that other departm ents have an -5 Monday t hrough Friday schedule. Quite frankly, if you took m y budget, divided it by t hree, then compared it to s omebody elses then maybe y ou would be comparing a pples to apples, she said. But the size and magnitude o f what we have to cover is i mmense comparatively. T he only other folks you h ave that operate like that is E MS. Benton said that any addit ional cuts in her budget w ould result in the closing o f zones and the inability o f her deputies to not respond in a timely mann er. Highlands County P roperty Appraiser Raymond M cIntyre said that although h is budget this year was up m ore than 10 percent, the $ 270,000 increase could be a ttributed to just a few fact ors. That included a $ 160,000 expense for statem andated aerial mapping of t he county in addition to i ncreases in both health care a nd the Florida Retirement S ystem (FRS). Most people dont know t hat your budget is not set b y the county, but is establ ished by the Florida D epartment of Revenue, s aid Highlands County C ommission Chair Jack R ichie. McIntyre again suggested t hat the countys property v alues have leveled off and e xpressed cautious optimism t hat there might even be a slight uptick soon. This might be the last y ear we see this, he said, g esturing to a slide showing t he countys decreasing tax r evenue. Newly elected Supervisor o f Elections Penny Ogg, w ho has the smallest budget o f the constitutional officers, p ointed out that although her b udget was up $181,000 o ver last year, a comparable b udget figure would be the 2 009-2010 year, when p reparations were being m ade for an election cycle. That is only up by $3,900 over that cycle despite a $27,000 increase in FRS mandates. Ogg said that statewide, supervisors of elections have a spending average of $15 per voter. Here in Highlands County we spend $14.36 per voter, so we are well within that range, she said. While Highlands County Tax Collector Eric Zwayers office is funded by fees and approved by the Florida Department of Revenue, he came to the commission meeting to discuss his operation. The tax collectors office has taken on a number of new duties including the dispensing of birth certificates, the drivers license bureau and the upcoming collection of the Highlands County Tourist Tax. That has resulted in the addition of some new personnel and at least one new vehicle. Our office is complex we basically are an outsource for a lot of state agencies on a local level, he said. While the percent of the budget coming from tax commissions has dropped from 93 to 62 percent over the past five years, Zwayer said his office is looking for other ways to increase revenue and provide better customer service. Clerk of the Courts Bob Germaine said while his projected budget was up just shy of 7 percent, he too outlined a myriad of new programs his department had taken on telling commissioners that many had been a steal with recipients getting their moneys worth and more. For instance, the clerks office has undertaken operation of the Law Library, plus the information technology operations for Emergency Medical Services, the Emergency Operations Center as well as many of the constitutional officers. Germaine noted the phone system as being particularly high maintenance, as well as another project slated for this year to replace all of the network cameras and phones. Thats an area you could say you dont want to fund, Germaine said. I think that would be a mistake. That $20,000 is very, very reasonable. Another area was a pretrial release program. The clerk said that was a $500,000 savings over what it would have cost to keep some arrestees in jail. Also included in the clerks budget is a salary adjustment set at $1,000 per employee. But, Germaine said, that wouldnt start until March However, if you are not going to give raises to your staff or other constitutional officers, I wont give it to my staff, he said, adding he would try to be a team player in making the budget work. Ive got a great staff. Well make it work one way or another, he said. At the onset of the session, Tim Mechling of the Highlands County Office of Budget and Management pointed out numbers showing decreases in the projected property taxes, the local communication service tax and the half-cent state sales tax. Commissioners will meet again Thursday to discuss all budget changes currently under recommendation. The budget hearings will be held next month on Sept. 5 and Sept. 17. Continued from A1 County officers make budget pitches to commissioners In his complaint, Anderson said Deleon told him after the meeting tha t if (Anderson) questioned him publicly about his pri vate business again that (Andersons) ammunition manufacturing company, Anderson Arms Inc., would face serious charges. Anderson claimed that his business was inspected by the county building inspector and the city fire department inspector shortly after. Anderson alleged that both inspectors told him they were told to find something wrong, or they would be pissed. During the ethics investigation, both inspectors denied being sent by Deleon or telling Anderson they had been threatened with their jobs if they did not find violations. For his part, Deleon told the ethics investigator the inspections had arisen as a result of a citizen complai nt about faulty wiring. Deleon added that he couldnt have threatened the county inspector because he doesnt work for the city. The ethics commission will release its final concl usion sometime in September. Because no probable cause was found the process ends with that finding. On Thursday Deleon said, Im just pleased that we can move forward. The News-Sun could not reach Anderson Thursday morning for a comment. Continued from A1 Deleon cleared of ethics accusation TAMPA(AP) With less than 50 days until Floridians are able to go online and shop for private health insurance under a new federal law, U.S. Health and Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday the state will receive nearly $8 million in federal funds so organizations can hire staff to walk people through the new health care system. Eight organizations throughout the state will receive the money to hire socalled navigators, an army of counselors to explain different insurance plans offered through the exchange. A$4.2 million grant awarded to a program at the University of South Florida was the largest in the state. The additional funds are especially important in Florida where the Republican-controlled legislature has been resistant to the Affordable Care Act and opted to let federal officials run its state exchange, an online site where individuals and small businesses can shop for health insurance. The state isnt spending any additional money on outreach efforts to get the message out to roughly 3.5 million uninsured Floridians. Educating Americans about the law will be paramount for the federal government and insurers as 78 percent of uninsured adults dont know about opportunities that will be available to them in 2014, according to Enroll America, a nonprofit group sponsoring a national marketing campaign. Groups get $7.8M to sign up uninsured


Hoffman remembers a p eriod in time when Harder H all was filled with life and e xcitement, though over the p ast two decades the buildi ngs reputation has become o nly a memory. I use to come here as a m uch younger man and d ance here. There used to be a stage right here, Hoffman s aid while touring the prope rty Thursday morning. Harder Hall seems to keep a ttracting people with big p lans but not a lot of reve nue as one council memb er continues to put it. Hoffman has been showi ng the property regularly o ver the past couple of w eeks and said a number of i deas have been thrown out a bout what to do for the b uilding. Ive just heard so many t hings: Rehabilitation facilit y, a retreat, time share. But I think the most logical and b est idea Ive heard is turni ng it into an assisted living f acility, Hoffman said. The job wont be easy no m atter what a potential b uyer decides to do with the p roperty. The building is d ivided into three sections the north wing, tower and s outh wing. The work on the n orth wing is between 60 a nd 70 percent completed. B right pastel paints, new d oors, spa tubs, carpet, m olding and air conditioner u nits were all placed in the n orth wing rooms by former d eveloper Mark Shenker. Shenkers plans were n ever completed, however, a s the hopeful developer ran out of funds for the renovation in 2003. Anyone coming in after them will have a challenge. Its going to be difficult knowing where they left off, Hoffman said. For the past decade, developers and potential buyers have shown much interest in the building, but no one has yet to put money in the hand of the city. Just how much money the city wants for Harder Hall is also a question Hoffman struggles to answer when speaking to potential buyers. I cant really give an answer when I show it. I have five people on council who each feel differently about it. Some of them just want out and are willing to take a loss on the price, then theres others who want what we owe and one who wants more than what we owe, Hoffman said. The city of Sebring borrowed $4.2 million in a federal loan for the re-purchase of Harder Hall after the property went to bankruptcy court when the widow of former owner Lenny Lenoar could no longer afford the property. The city owes approximately $3.6 million on Harder Hall. We pay about $300,000 a year to HUD for repayment on the loan. The majority goes to pay off the principal. Weve been doing that the past two years, Hoffman said. Hoffman and city staff remain hopeful that a potential buyer will find a reason to transform the lonely Harder Hall back into the gem it once was. The property, situated between Lake Jackson and Little Lake Jackson, is approximately 14 acres and was once the shining star of Sebring. Its on the historic register, its a beautiful building. Id hate to see it sit and wither away, I know a lot of people would. Its definitely been a challenge these past five years but it can become what it was, said Hoffman. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 16, 2013 Page A5 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; rt hand read top after school; 0 0 0 3 1 4 3 6 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 8/16/13; 0 0 0 3 1 7 2 7 Orange Blossom Tours 2x4 color 00031736 Located within the city of A von Parks historic district a long Main Street, the Hotel J acaranda serves overnight g uests, visitors to its dining r oom, and as a residence for s tudents enrolled at SFSC. T he foundations restoration w ork will ensure that todays v isitors can have a glimpse i nto the hotels storied past, w hen it served guests such a s Al Capone, Clark Gable, a nd the 1927 New York Y ankees. Asecond phase of the p roject will be an extension o f new piping into guest r ooms and the dormitory w ing. The foundation will b egin seeking funding to c omplete the second phase. This project builds on 25 y ears of preservation work o f the interiors and exteriors o f the building, which the S FSC Foundation acquired in 1990. The Lakeland-based firm of Furr & Wegman Architects, P.A., along with Pyramid Engineering of Clearwater, designed the layout for a water delivery system that preserves the historic integrity of the building. The foundation secured the services of a local vendor, C&C Plumbing to install the new pipes. The Florida Department of States historic preservation grants preserve Floridas historical and archaeological resources through restorations and rehabilitation of historic buildings and structures, as well as through survey and evaluation of historic and archaeological resources and education about Florida history. The SFSC Foundation, Inc. serves as an auxiliary to South Florida State College, affording it the ability to raise funds in support of the colleges mission of educating tomorrows leaders and workforce. The SFSC Foundation manages more than 100 endowed scholarships, raises funds to support academic programs at SFSCs four campuses, and organizes communityfocused events that highlight the Heartlands sole public college. The SFSC Foundation also funds and operates Highlands Countys Take Stock in Children program, providing college scholarships and mentors to 150 middle and high school students to help them navigate adolescence and start college. For further information about the Hotel Jacaranda or the SFSC Foundation, contact Appelquist at 453-3133 or email Continued from A1 Hotel Jacaranda renovation project through first phase Continued from A1 Katara Simmons/News-Sun A lot of renovation has been completed inside Harder Hall, but any buyer would still face a daunting project in order to get the hotel back up to standards. Harder Hall still waits for sale MIAMI (AP) Wildlife officials want the public to report any sightings of rare snakes, which can help with research in Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking residents and visitors to notify biologists of three rare, nonvenomous snake species: Florida pine snake, southern hognose snake and sho rttailed snake. The thr ee species of snakes have be en petitioned for federal listin g. Reports can include live or dead animals. These snakes are found in dry habitats and spend mo st of their time undergroun d, only occasionally seen mo ving along the surface or crossing a road. FWC: Public to report rare snake sightings


STUART(AP) Health o fficials say theyve conf irmed three cases of dengue f ever contracted in central F lorida. Dengue fever is a viral dise ase transmitted by mosquit oes. Millions of cases are r eported worldwide each y ear, but its rare for anyone t o contract it in the United S tates. According to the Florida D epartment of Health, the t hree patients are residents of M artin and St. Lucie count ies. Officials say the patients a cquired dengue from mosq uitoes in Rio. Dengue is sometimes c alled break bone fever b ecause of the severe joint p ain it causes in extreme c ases. Boy discovers bear napping on porch NAPLES Its a little l ike the story of Goldilocks a nd the three bears. A7-year-old Naples boy o n Wednesday saw a bear n apping on his lanai. The boy w as home with his babysitter a nd then frantically texted his m om. Sleeping OMG, the boy t exted. What do we do? The bear finally took off after about an hour leaving through a hole in a screen. Good Dog is geared t owards dogs of all ages and l evels. The course will focus o n good manners, obedience a nd behavioral modificat ions. Upon completion of t his course, you will have l earned how to communicate b etter with your dog and h ave fun doing it. Many t echniques are utilized i ncluding positive reinforcem ent to help motivate both y ou and your dog. Some of the exercises to b e instructed include: sit, d own, stand, stay, come, h eel/walking on a loose lead a nd more. Topics to be a ddressed are geared towards e ach individual student, i.e., c alm greetings, jumping, b arking, biting and other p roblem-solving techniques. T he AKC Canine Good C itizen Test will be available f or those wishing to obtain s aid certification at the end o f the course. GSD (Gods S pecial Dog), Good Dog m ascot, will visit the class a nd help with their socializat ion training. The instructor has 30-plus y ears of experience in dog t raining and behavior modif ications. She has titled dogs i n AKC, Search and Rescue, C adaver Dogs, Narcotics, T racking and Evidence I ndication, Personal P rotection, Therapy Dogs a nd Registered Service D ogs. Puppies and dogs must be c urrent on their vaccinations. C ost is $60. Space is limited. T o pre-register, call 6559 080. P.J. Carberg has book signing event SEBRING Author P.J. C arberg, a resident of S ebring, will be available to s ign copies of her book, The Super, Special, F antastic, Totally Awesome, B est Day Ever from 9-11 a .m. Saturday at Lindas B ooks, 203 N. Ridgewood D rive. When KJ describes her d ay, not even the sky is a l imit to her larger-than-life i magination. Join KJ as she t ravels to her favorite places a nd beyond in what she d escribes as the most super s pecial, fantastic, totally a wesome, best day ever. Carbergs charming story r eminds adult readers that a c hild's imagination can turn a n ordinary day into an e xtraordinary one. At the s ame time, she encourages c hildren to embrace their inventiveness and dream the impossible. In a tale inspired by the Carbergs granddaughters creativity, KJ describes her perfect day to her grandmother, using more than a little bit of imagination. The fantastic tale makes a sweet and memorable bedtime story that kids will ask to have read to them over and over.Democratic Womens Club meetsSEBRING The Democratic Womens Club of Highlands County will hold their monthly general meeting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Democratic Party Headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway. This month the club will be celebrating Womens Equality Day (Aug. 26) with a festive continental breakfast, followed by a presentation on the history of the National Federation of Democratic Women, the Democratic Womens Club of Florida, Womens Equality Day and Democratic Womens Day. All attendees are encouraged to wear yellow or gold in celebration of the womens right to vote. A business meeting will follow the festivities. All Democrats are welcome to attend. For more information call 214-4680. Sidewalk Garage Sale this SaturdaySEBRING Downtown Sebring will host its Community Sidewalk Sale & Farmers Market from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. These fun and exciting Downtown Community Sidewalk Garage Sales, which are held one Saturday a month, are the perfect way to find bargains. Sellers can also benefit as space will be available for vendors to reserve in order to sell merchandise in Downtown Sebring during these events. The dates for 2013 include Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 7. To reserve a space, download an application at www.DestinationDowntown or contact Linda Tucker at 382-2649.Tanglewood Dance to benefit Humane SocietySEBRING Be entertained by and dance to the music of Joyce Boivan from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Tanglewood. The Dance Committee will encourage all who attend to help the Sebring Humane Society in its effort to help rescued animals in Highlands County. To do this, they are asking for donations of dry dog or cat food or cat litter. Anyone bringing a threepound or greater bag of these items will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant. Admission is $4 for residents with a badge and $6 for non-residents. Bring your own beverage and snacks, and dont forget the four-legged friends. Page A6 News-SunFriday, August 16, 2013 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page august ads; 0 0 0 3 1 4 1 8 ICS CREMATION; 1.736"; 3"; Black; obit page tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 4 2 6 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 8/16/13; 0 0 0 3 1 7 2 6 Continued from A2 Community Briefs Courtesy photo Boy Scout and Sebring High School student Jacob Cooper worked to provide two complete Xbox 360 game centers for Florida Hospitals pediatric patients. Fully equipped with a 32inch color TV and an assortment of games and movies, each station will help kids recovering in the hospital pass the time with fun filled activities leading to a faster recovery. As part of his quest to become an Eagle Scout, Jacob dreamed up this beneficial community project and then solicited local people to donate funds. The sponsors include Clay and Amanda Lucero, Dr. Raisa Camilo, Sun N Lake Medical Group, Sebring Pediatrics, Heartland Womens Health, Avon Park Pediatrics, Heartland Pediatrics of Lake Placid and Dr. Pedro Montanez. Pictured are (from left): Heartland Womens Health Physician Rachel Cooper-Mercado, Boy Scouts of Southwest Florida Julie Diaz, Florida Hospital CEO Tim Cook, Troop Leader Gary King, Jacob Cooper, Florida Hospital RN Lissa Dela Cruz, Florida Hospital VP Donna Snyder and Florida Hospital RN Mila Medina. Scout donates games for pediatric patients Obituaries CHARLES HUGGINS, JR. Charles Huggins Jr. passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. Charles was born on March 15, 1952 and had been a resident of Sebring, Fla. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. at Bountiful Blessings Church of God, 820 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Sebring, FL33870. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at Bountiful Blessings Church of God, 820 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Swanns Mortuary 500 Lemon St. Sebring, FL33870 By RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated PressEASTHAM, Mass. While the trial of Boston mobster James Whitey Bulger showed that he committed horrific crimes, testimony from witnesses also revealed a stunning degree of corruption in the U.S. Department of Justice that enabled the man who was eventually labeled as the FBIs most wanted fugitive to operate in the city for years, a juror said. Janet Uhlar-Tinney, a pediatric nurse and fiction writer from Cape Cod, is one of the 12 jurors who convicted Bulger. She feels the trial was tainted because of government corruption, including an FBI agent who leaked to Bulger details of an investigation targeting the mobster and who eventually tipped him off that he was about to be indicted causing the mob boss to go on the run for more than 16 years until he was captured in California in 2011. He was a bad, bad man, but Im just as stunned ... Im just as stunned by the corruption in government to get him in that courtroom, Uhlar-Tinney said following the 2-month trial. Bulger has claimed a now-dead federal prosecutor gave him immunity. Failure by prosecutors to provide sufficient evidenc e to back allegations by former mobsters who testified against Bulger made it impossible for jurors to determine without reasonable doubt that he killed eight of 19 victims, UhlarTinney said. Two of the murder cases, as I recall, we just, we maybe had a name in testimony, kind of just a sentence and that was all we had to go with. Then the only evidence we had were pictures of a dead body or, you know, a car that was all shot up, so we just couldnt really say one way or the other, she said. Juror: Corruption in Bulger case stunned me 3 get dengue fever


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 16, 2013Page A7CONCURRENT NOTICE NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS Date: August 16, 2013 Name of Responsible Entity: City of Sebring Address: 368 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone Number: (863) 471-5102 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Sebring. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about September 8, 2013, the City of Sebring will submit a request to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project to make the following improvements: Activities: Service Area #1 Newsom Eye and Laser Center (NELC) and the Newsom Surgery Center (NSC) Water, Sewer and Road Improvements Service Area: 03J Sewer Facilities The installation of a lift station and the installation of two thousand four hundred linear feet (2,400) of force main to provide the Newsom Eye and Laser Center (NELC) and the Newsom Surgery Center (NSC) Facility with sanitary sewer. 03J Water Facilities The installation of one hundred linear feet (100) of eight inch water main. 03K Street Improvements Install a traffic signal, upgrade the left turn lane and right turn deceleration lanes off of U.S. Highway 27. The Newsom Eye and Laser Center (NELC) and the Newsom Surgery Center (NSC) facilities will be located on the west side of U.S. Highway 27, north of Fairmont Drive in the city limits of the City of Sebring at physical address 4211 U.S. Highway 27 North. CDBG Funds $750,000.00 Developers Investment Claimed for Match $1,250,000.00 Developers Investment Not Claimed for Match $3,400,000.00 FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Sebring has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the City Office located at 368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Jim Polatty, Zoning and Planning Director, City of Sebring, 368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. All comments must be received by September 1, 2013. Comments will be considered prior to the City of Sebring requesting a release of funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS The City of Sebring certifies to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and HUD that George Hensley in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The States approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Sebring to use the CDBG funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS DEO will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Sebring certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Sebring; (b) the City of Sebring has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the State; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures at 24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76 and shall be addressed to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CDBG Program Section, MSC-400, 107 East Madison Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-6508. Potential objectors should contact the City of Sebring to verify the actual last day of the objection period. George Hensley, Mayor Environmental Certifying Official August 16, 2013 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78(2) of the Florida Statutes at 10:00 a.m. on At 1118 WEIGLE AVE., Sebring, Florida 33870. SALE DATE 9/11/13 2002 FORD 1FMYU01172KB00596 August 16, 2013 NOTICE OF SUSPENSION AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT TO: Frederick T. Reed Case No: 201206931 A Notice of Suspension to suspend and an Administrative Complaint to revoke your license and eligibility for licensure has been filed against you. You have the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, Post Office Box 3168, Tallahassee, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publication, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the Department will dispose of this cause in accordance with law. August 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-348 IN RE: ESTATE OF Robert A. Goldsholle Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Robert A. Goldsholle, deceased, File Number PC 13-348, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was July 4, 2013; that the total value of the estate is $10,000.00 and the name and address of to whom it has been assigned by such order is: Barry Goldsholle 38 Pittoni Drive, Commack, NY 11725 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD 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 16, 2013. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Barry Goldsholle Attorney for Person Giving Notice: CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A. 551 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0112 Fax: (863) 385-1284 Email: /s/ Brandon S. Craig CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III Florida Bar Number 178379 BRANDON S. CRAIG Florida Bar Number 0085800 August 16, 23, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-301 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF CALVIN WILLIAM BROWN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CALVIN WILLIAM BROWN, deceased, whose date of death was June 11, 2013, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-6579, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 9, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Nancy A. Dye 446 Lake Mirror Drive Lake Placid, FL 33852 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-5156 August 9, 16, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 13000442GCAXMX DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTY FAMUSESO-AWOMEWE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: Alfred Awomewe Last Known Address: 5050 Mendavia Dr, Sebring, FL 33872-9004 Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 1, IN BLOCK 743, OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 15 R1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 64, BEING A 1989 REPLAT OF UNIT 15 AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 40, BOTH OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5050 Mendavia Dr, Sebring, FL 33872-9004 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either before September 3, 2013 service on Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 5th day of August, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 018688F01 **See the Americans with Disabilities Act If you a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice), (863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. August 9, 16, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No. 13-000187-CP IN RE: THE ESTATE OF JOE LOUIS WASHINGTON, Deceased NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of Joe Louis Washington, deceased, Case # 13-187-CP is pending in the above court, the address of which is Highlands County Court, Probate Division, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are sent forth below. A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, venue or jurisdiction of this court are required to file their objections with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent or other persons having claims or demands against the decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THE SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is A ugust 16, 2013. Personal Representative: Caretha Washington 1305 South Verona Avenue Avon Park, Florida 33825 A ttorney for Personal Representative: Jack Pankow 5230-2 Clayton Court Fort Myers, FL 33907 239-334-4774 FL Bar # 164247 August 16, 23, 2013 1050LegalsNOTICE OF MEETING DATES SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES The regular monthly meetings, planning workshop, and budget workshop of the South Florida State College District Board of Trustees will be held, with the general public invited, as listed below: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. DeSoto Campus, 2251 NE Turner Ave., Arcadia, FL Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. Hardee Campus, 2968 US Hwy 17 N., Bowling Green, FL Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center, 500 Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Planning Workshop 3:00 p.m. Highlands Campus 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park, FL Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Board Meeting 5:00 p.m. Highlands Campus 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park, FL Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park, FL Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. Hardee Campus, 2968 US Hwy 17 N., Bowling Green, FL Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center, 500 Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park, FL Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Budget Workshop 4:00 p.m. Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park, FL Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park, FL Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. DeSoto Campus, 2251 NE Turner Ave., Arcadia, FL Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park, FL General Subject Matter to Be Considered: Items of interest to the District Board of Trustees, including but not limited to, personnel matters, policy matters, business affairs, academic and student affairs, curriculum, grants, agreements, purchasing/construction, fee changes, monthly financial report, and other routine business. A copy of the Agenda may be obtained by contacting the President's office at (863) 784-7110. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDED THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, Florida 33825-9356 863-453-6661AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION ACCREDITED BY THE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLSAugust 16, 18, 2013 1050Legals rffntbffnf n frnffn f ffnfffnn nnn nnnfnffnnnbn f bfffnffbf fnbfnb f fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classifiedtn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf 1050Legals 1050Legals LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME?Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. 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Page A8News-SunFriday, August 16, m 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 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 A von 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. C.N.A. COORDINATOR Royal Care of Avon Park currently has a new position available for a FT C.N.A. Coordinator. The candidate must have five plus years experience in long term care, must be accurate and be able to multi-task. Please apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, Fl. 33825. EOE, 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 ROYAL CAREOF AVON PARK Royal Care is expanding its Rehab T eam. Come and be part of an experienced and dynamic Rehab team! We have FT, PT, and PRN positions available for Physical Therapist, and Physical Therapist Assistants, SNF experience a plus. Competitive salaries, benefits and flexible schedules. Contact Maria Perez, HR Directors at 863.453.6674. 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment 1100AnnouncementsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified Classified ads get fast results DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 16, 2013Page A9 CHRYSLER CONCORDE1999. V-6, 4 door. 62K mi. Clean, cold Air. Very good cond. $4250. Call 863-414-3589. 9am 6pm. BUICK LUCERNE'08 Diamond Edition. 16K Original mi. $16,000 obo. Loaded with Leather Seats. Call 863-257-1972. 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 8400RecreationalVehiclesMONARK 16Foot / Evenrude Motor 55 HP / NEW Trolling Motor. Trailer Included. $1900. 863-273-3575 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesNEW CENTRALAIR. Still in Box. 10 year Warranty. $1690. 863-451-6610 7420Heating &Air Conditioning SEBRING ** ESTATE SALE * 4010 Medina Way, Fri & Sat, Aug 16 & 17, 8am 2pm. Furniture, Household items & Tools. Much More! SEBRING -GARAGE / SIDEWALK SALE! DOWNTOWN at the CIRCLE. OVER 20 VENDORS AUGUST 17TH., 7am 1pm. SEBRING 403Nasturtium Ave., Wed thru Sun., Aug.14 18. 9am-9pm. Lg. Pacasport Thule cargo carrier, Blue ox tow pkg. w/ hitch, Sm. utility trailer, Poulan lawn tractor (no mower deck), 50" shop lath w/ all attachments. 863-991-1266 LAKE PLACIDSat. Sun 8 2pm. 130 Gates Ave. Lots of Good stuff. Elec. fireplace, adjustable king size bed, wing chair, wicker book case, glassware, knick-knacks, bench grinder, yard stuff. Rain or Shine. AVON PARK1955 N Torrington Rd. Thur. Fri. 8am 5pm. Piano, elec. range, table, dresser & 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 UPRIGHT VACUUMBAGLESS Completely Reconditioned. 30 Day Guarantee! $25. 863-402-2285 TV STANDBlack with 2 Doors. $20. 863-382-9022 GEORGE FOREMANGRILL Counter Top. $10. 863-382-9022 COFFEE MAKEREmpire Supreme, model 2042, 18 cup Stainless steel. $15. 863-382-9022 CARGO CARRIER Thule, $100. Call 863-991-1266 BISSELL FEATHERLIGHTFloor & Tile Electric Sweeper. $5. 863-382-9022 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 7300MiscellaneousPIANO, DIGITAL,Console. Many instrumental sounds & percussion. Also has a Midi. Excel cond. $1450. Call 712-209-6490 7260MusicalMerchandise 7000 Merchandise 6300Unfurnished Houses 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING CUTE2/1 DUPLEX, Screen porch, tile floors, W/D hook-up. Near Mall. Most Pets OK. 1928 Theodore. $550/mo. + $300 sec. 863-446-7274 SEBRING -Furnished Efficiency close to Downtown. Very clean, A/C, W/S/G, Lawn care included. You pay only electric. $445./mo. Plus Sec. Dep. 941-773-7523 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals 5000 Mobile HomesAVON PARK2/1 Single Story Villa, 1,000 sq. ft. All appliances stay. New Roof & A/C. $45,000. Call 813-404-6131 4120Villas & CondosFor SaleSUN NLAKES *SELL / LEASE OPTION 3BR, 2BA. Just Remodeled! Large Corner Lot. $137,500. Owner Will Finance if needed. 954-270-5242 4060Homes for SaleAvon Park IN 55+COMMUNITY-BEAUTIFUL2 bedroom 2 bath home in Village Setting with all of the amenities and security for an active and serene senior lifestyle on the historic Suwannee RIVER. A few amenities are: *Planned Activities, Social Clubs Church Groups *Medical Pharmacy available *Fitness and Wellness Center Nature Trail *Village Square Shops and Services *Conference Retreat Center *Village Lodge/Other Guest Accommodations *Artist Series Please visit for a complete list of amenities. CALL TODAY! Hallmark Real Estate, Janet Creel @ 1-877-755-6600 or visit FROSTPROOF *LAKE FRONT 4BR, 2BA, Just Remodeled! Culdesac. SELL / LEASE OPTION Owner Finance Available. $117,500. 954-270-5242 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial THE RENAISSANCEDAY SPA 10 South Main Ave. Lake Placid is Seeking a licensed Massage Therapist. Accepting resumes Tues. Fri. 9 5. 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: HANGIN TOUGHCONSTRUCTION Seeking licensed Drywall Finisher. Call Smokey @ 863-441-5634 Lic # HC01814. 2100Help Wanted Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00031438 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00031439******PLEASE INSERT FILLER************* Contact UsBy Phone(863) 385-6155By Mail2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870By


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ARNIE STAPLETON Associated PressNew Englands Tom B rady watched his long t hrow sail past rookie A aron Dobson just as T ampa Bay defensive end A drian Clayborn pushed 3 20-pound left tackle Nate S older into him during a j oint practice Wednesday i n Foxborough, Mass. Brady hit the ground, r ocked backward and held h is left knee the same o ne he tore up in the 2008 s eason opener that forced h im to miss the rest of the y ear. Even before he limped o ff the practice field, T witter went nuts, and not j ust because it was a twot ime MVPquarterback. Every twisted ankle and s prain has become a trendi ng topic this preseason, g iving the impression t here's an injury epidemic a t training camps from c oast to coast. Teams say thats all it is an impression. Alot of times there's a little bit of panic because all we hear about is all the guys who get hurt in training camp, said Denver Broncos Hall of Fame quarterback-turned-boss John Elway. That hasnt changed from when I played. What has changed is how that information is disseminated. Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay, co-chair of the NFLs competition committee, noted that while some big-name players have been lost to major injuries, like torn ACLs, every bump and bruise seems to quickly become part of the national narrative. With so many bloggers competing with traditional news sources for eardrums and eyeballs, what goes on in the rush to break news now is that people Ever wonder whats below you when youre fishing? If youre a fisherman, you probably assume theres fish, but truthfully, most of the water you fish or drive your boat over is barren. Nothing but water! Fish tend to congregate on or near structure. And structure can be anything from a pile of rocks or old tires to roadbeds, railroad tracks, boat docks and even sunken boats. But the most common form of structure in our lakes here in Highlands County is tree piles. Many of these tree piles were placed by the Department of Natural Resources, but I suspect most were placed by eager fishermen. And bass love them! The thing about tree piles, even more so than other types of structure is that they attract baitfish and everybody knows, if you can draw in the baitfish, youll draw in the bass. They also provide a safe haven for bass, and an attack position when a hapless bait fish swims to close. I was fishing with Paul Tardiff on Tuesday and he is one of the best structure fishing guys Ive ever fished with. And he knows where mos t, if not all the tree piles are located on all the different lakes in our area. With his side-viewing depthfinder hes been able to find and mark many of them on his GPS and he will be t he first to tell you they hold some big fish. The number of fish hes taken over 10 pounds is stag gering. We went down to Lake Francis to fish the many tree piles in 12-20 feet of water. There was a small bass tournament being held on th e lake and it was easy to figure out where some of the tree piles were just based on where the anglers were fishing. But Paul went directly to By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID The l ong run came to an end last s eason. Another, the year before. The Lake Placid volleyb all district championship s treak of six years ended in 2 011. Though they did still take s econd in the district tournam ent and reached the state p layoffs yet again. Last years falling at the h ands of a resurgent Avon P ark squad, early in the dist rict tournament, left them s hort of the state playoffs for t he first time since 2004. Adownward trend? Arebuilding project on h and? Hardly. First-year head coach, and L ake Placid alumni, C harlotte Clanton-Bauder f inds herself joining the prog ram at an opportune time. This is a group of very t alented players who have b een playing together, the n ew head honcho said at p ractice Wednesday. I know that if they do what they can do, continue to play with and for each other, that we can do some great things. This was the younger group that had to transition on the fly from a couple years of high graduation rates of top-notch players. Struggling at the varsity level early on, but building, growing and succeeding beyond their experience as seasons progressed. And after two seasons of progress, and still nearly keeping up the recent trend, this is a group ready to take further steps. We've got a strong back line, defensively, and were very big at the net, Baude r said. Weve also got some versatility and players that have really stepped up and worked hard to really make a difference for us. That back line of Mary Grace Bates, Shannon Huber, both extremely athletic and energetic, is an iro n fist or underturned forearm of a kill defending defens e. The towering front line of Breauna Corely, Jacalyn Baldwin and high-flying newcomer Bella Carabello will be a strong and intimidating trio. Not to mention the settin g duo of Tiffani Broder and Andrea Barajas that can use their size and ability as an added weapon on potential sets turned into misdirected or unexpected scoring oppo rtunities. Add in the talent and S PORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, August 16, 2013 Page B3 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun The 2013 Lake Placid Lady Dragons. Front row, from left, Shannn Huber, Mary Grace Bates and Dani Daigle. Back row, from left, Rachel Alejandro, Breauna Corley, Andrea Barajas, Raveen Gobourne, Joanna Sanchez, Tiffani Broder and Jacalyn Baldwin. Not pictured, Bella Carabello. The Lady Dragons are ready to roll See DRAGONS, Page B4 Fishin Around... Don Norton Tree piles Courtesy pho to Paul Tardiff shows off his haul working the tree piles from Tuesday on Lake Francis. By MARK LONG Associated Press JACKSONVILLE Maurice Jones-Drew wont be relegated to the sideline for Jacksonvilles next preseason game. The Jaguars plan to get their starting running back some carries Saturday night against the New York Jets. If so, it would be Jones-Drews first game action since injuring his left foot last October and his first preseason work since 2011. I understand I havent played in a while, JonesDrew said Wednesday. Things have been going better than we thought. This is the right time to kind of take that next step. Thats all it is. I dont think its more than that. I dont think someones walking on water or someone cured cancer. Trust me. Its just exciting to get out there and finally get some live reps and play with some guys and see what its like. Coach Gus Bradley held MJD out of the teams preseason opener against Miami as a precaution, preferring to give the former UCLAstandout more time to get in better shape. We would like to get him some playing time, Bradley said. How much will be decided in our meeting (Wednesday night). I feel a lot better about him this week than last week as far as getting him some reps. Jones-Drew had surgery in December to repair a Lisfranc injury. He was cleared to practice days before training camp. He went months without being able to run and didnt do much on-field work during organized team activities. He was cleared to practice just days before training camp, but his repetiJaguars MJD to get preseason carries at Jets MCTphoto Maurice Jones-Drew will test himself tomorrow night against the Jets See MJD, Page B3 MCTphoto Quarterbacks Tim Tebow (5) and Tom Brady (12) run through drills during a joint practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Tuesday. Brady later injured his knee. Injuries exacerbated by social media See NFL, Page B3 See BASS, 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 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 .Sertoma 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 Sunday, 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 night 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, range balls, over $20,000 in prizes, along with fabulous trophies and hats. Saturday nights 16th annual Luau will 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 have committed to play, with the field limite d 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 ages 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 eligible for reduced rate open bowling (some restrictions apply) and free bowling with 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 your 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 of players and if a corporate sponsor supply logo for the tee sign. You may request an entry form from Chet Brojek at or call the coach at 863-712-3524.Golf FORE HomesSEBRING Mountain Top Productions presents the 2013 Golf FORE Homes tournament on Saturday Sept. 21, at the Country Club of Sebrin g. The event benefits Highlands County Habitat for Humanity and the Masons Ridge project. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Four-person teams will be flighted by handicap. Entry fee includes a complimentary practice round, continental breakfast, goodie bags, prizes, snacks and beverages on the course and lunch and award s following play. A$2,000 hole-in-one is being sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and a chance to win a new vehicle is being sponsorted by Alan Jay Automotive Network. Entry fee is $260 per team, or $300 f or team and hole sponsorship. Download entry form at Contact Habitat for Humanity at 3857156 for additional information, or email team information to AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Boston 7250.590 Tampa Bay6751.5683 Baltimore6555.5426 New York6257.5218.5 Toronto5565.45816 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit 7049.588 Cleveland6556.5376 Kansas City6256.5257.5 Minnesota5365.44916.5 Chicago4673.38724 West Division WLPctGB Texas 7051.579 Oakland6752.5632 Seattle 5564.46214 Los Angeles5366.44516 Houston3980.32830 ___ Tuesdays Games N.Y. Yankees 14, L.A. Angels 7 Boston 4, Toronto 2, 11 innings Seattle 5, Tampa Bay 4 Milwaukee 5, Texas 1 Cleveland 5, Minnesota 2 Chicago White Sox 4, Detroit 3, 11 innings Miami 1, Kansas City 0, 10 innings Arizona 4, Baltimore 3, 11 innings Houston 5, Oakland 4 Wednesdays Games Cleveland 9, Minnesota 8, 12 innings Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 4 Miami 5, Kansas City 2 Arizona 5, Baltimore 4, 14 innings N.Y. Yankees 11, L.A. Angels 3 Toronto 4, Boston 3, 10 innings Tampa Bay 5, Seattle 4 Texas 5, Milwaukee 4 Houston 2, Oakland 1, 11 innings Thursdays Games L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, late Houston at Oakland, late Boston at Toronto, late Kansas City at Detroit, late Seattle at Tampa Bay, late Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, late Fridays Games Kansas City (Shields 7-8) at Detroit (Verlander 12-8), 1:08 p.m., 1st game Colorado (Nicasio 6-6) at Baltimore (W.Chen 6-5), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 0-0) at Detroit (J.Alvarez 1-2), 7:08 p.m., 2nd game N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 7-9) at Boston (Doubront 8-5), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 9-11) at Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 6-12), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (Iwakuma 10-6) at Texas (D.Holland 9-6), 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 6-4) at Minnesota (Correia 8-8), 8:10 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 13-8) at Oakland (Griffin 10-8), 10:05 p.m. Houston (Peacock 1-4) at L.A. Angels (Williams 5-8), 10:05 p.m.NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta 7447.612 Washington5960.49614 New York5464.45818.5 Philadelphia5367.44220.5 Miami 4673.38727 Central Division WLPctGB Pittsburgh7148.597 St. Louis6851.5713 Cincinnati6852.5673.5 Chicago5268.43319.5 Milwaukee5268.43319.5 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles7050.583 Arizona 6257.5217.5 Colorado5765.46714 San Diego5466.45016 San Francisco5267.43717.5 ___ Tuesdays Games Washington 4, San Francisco 2 Atlanta 3, Philadelphia 1 Cincinnati 6, Chicago Cubs 4, 11 innings Milwaukee 5, Texas 1 Miami 1, Kansas City 0, 10 innings St. Louis 4, Pittsburgh 3, 14 innings San Diego 7, Colorado 5 Arizona 4, Baltimore 3, 11 innings L.A. Dodgers 4, N.Y. Mets 2 Wednesdays Games Miami 5, Kansas City 2 Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 0 Colorado 4, San Diego 2 Arizona 5, Baltimore 4, 14 innings Washington 6, San Francisco 5 Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 3 Texas 5, Milwaukee 4 Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 1 L.A. Dodgers 5, N.Y. Mets 4, 12 innings Thursdays Games Pittsburgh at St. Louis, late San Francisco at Washington, late Cincinnati at Milwaukee, late N.Y. Mets at San Diego, late Fridays Games St. Louis (Westbrook 7-7) at Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 0-0), 4:05 p.m. Arizona (McCarthy 2-6) at Pittsburgh (Cole 5-5), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 6-6) at Baltimore (W.Chen 6-5), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 10-3) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 10-5), 7:05 p.m. San Francisco (Gaudin 5-2) at Miami (Eovaldi 2-2), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Jordan 1-3) at Atlanta (A.Wood 2-2), 7:30 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 10-5) at Milwaukee (Gorzelanny 3-4), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 4-6) at San Diego (Kennedy 4-8), 10:10 p.m.FIRST 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 75, Jacksonville 59 National Arizona 65, Spokane 57ARENABOWLat Orlando Friday, Aug. 16 Philadelphia vs. Arizona, 1 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Chicago158.652 Atlanta 119.5502.5 Indiana 1112.4784 Washington1113.4584.5 New York1013.4355 Connecticut715.3187.5WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Minnesota175.773 Los Angeles177.7081 Phoenix1311.5425 Seattle 1012.4557 San Antonio815.3489.5 Tulsa 717.29211 ___ Tuesdays Games Los Angeles 80, Chicago 76 Wednesdays Games Connecticut 88, Atlanta 86 Phoenix 75, Indiana 58 Thursdays Games Chicago at Seattle, late Fridays Games Connecticut at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Washington at New York, 7:30 p.m. Tulsa at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Indiana at Los Angeles, 11 p.m.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association INDIANA PACERSNamed Popeye Jones assistant coach. LOS ANGELES LAKERSAgreed to terms with F Elias Harris on a two-year contract. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVESAgreed to terms with C Nikola Pekovic on a five-year contract.FOOTBALLNational Football League MIAMI DOLPHINSTerminated the contract of K Dan Carpenter. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD P R E M I E R L E A G U E S O C C E R S A T U R D A Y 1 2 : 3 0 p m Swansea City vs. Manchester United . . N B C B O X I N G F R I D A Y 9 : 3 0 p m Gabriel Campillo vs. Andrzej Fontara. E S P N 2 S A T U R D A Y 9 : 4 5 p m Darren Barker vs. Daniel Geale . . . . H B O G Y M N A S T I C S S A T U R D A Y 8 p m U.S. Championships . . . . . . . . N B C B A S E B A L L F R I D A Y 1 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 3 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 5 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 2 8 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N S A T U R D A Y N o o n Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 3 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. A B C 6 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 8 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA E S P N M L B F R I D A Y 7 p m Toronto at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . S U N S A T U R D A Y 4 p m Regional St. Louis at Chicago Cubs or N.Y. Yankees at Boston . . . . . . . . . F O X 7 p m Toronto at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . S U N 7 p m Chicago White Sox at Minnesota . . . W G N Times, games, channels all subject to change A R E N A F O O T B A L L S A T U R D A Y 1 p m Arena Bowl Philadelphia vs. Arizona . C B S T E N N I S F R I D A Y 1 1 a m ATP Western and Southern Open . E S P N 2 7 p m ATP Western and Southern Open . E S P N 2 S A T U R D A Y 1 p m ATP Western and Southern Open . E S P N 2 7 p m ATP Western and Southern Open . E S P N 2 T R A C K A N D F I E L D S A T U R D A Y N o o n IAAF World Championships . . . . . N B C 2 : 3 0 p m IAAF World Championships . . . . . N B C A U T O R A C I N G S A T U R D A Y 9 : 3 0 a m NASCAR Childrens Hospital 200, Qual E S P N 2 2 : 3 0 p m NASCAR Childrens Hospital 200 . . E S P N 1 1 p m NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals . . . . E S P N 2 G O L F F R I D A Y 9 : 3 0 a m Solheim Cup, Day 1 . . . . . . . . G O L F 3 p m PGA Wyndham Championship . . . G O L F 5 p m Solheim Cup, Day 1 . . . . . . . . G O L F 9 p m U.S. Amateur, Day 3 . . . . . . . . G O L F 1 1 p m PGA Dicks Sporting Goods Open . . G O L F S A T U R D A Y 9 : 3 0 a m Solheim Cup, Day 2 . . . . . . . . G O L F 2 p m Solheim Cup, Day 2 . . . . . . . . G O L F 3 p m PGA Wyndham Championship . . . . C B S 4 p m U.S. Amateur, Day 4 . . . . . . . . G O L F 9 p m PGA Dicks Sporting Goods Open . . G O L F S O F T B A L L S A T U R D A Y 5 p m Junior League, Final . . . . . . . E S P N 2 N F L P R E S E A S O N F R I D A Y 8 p m Tampa Bay at New England . . . . . F O X S A T U R D A Y 7 p m Jacksonville at N.Y. Jets . . . . . . . A B C 8 p m Miami at Houston . . . . . . . . N B C 2 0 LIVESPORTSONTV Major League Baseball WNBA Transactions Arena Football Playoffs Page B2 News-SunFriday, August 16, 2013


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 Rd in Avon Park to Arbuckle Creek Rd in Sebring. 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 and be prepared to see alligators. Aug. 24, Noon Hillsborough River We will meet and launch from 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. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 16, 2013 Page B3 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; Black; tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 4 2 7 MILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 4 2 8 Lake June West A Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, Aug. 8. The team of Ken Rowan, Mario Cappelletti and Larry and Chris Heath took top honors with a 52. One shot back was the foursome of Doyan and Donna Eades, along with Margaret Schultz and Joanne McGill. Dick Denhart, Don Boulton, Charlotte Mathew and John and Gloria Huggett finished third with a 55. For closest to the pin, John Huggett hit to 13-feet, 11-inches from No. 2, Doyan Eades to 5-feet, 5-inches from No. 4 and Donna Eades to 9-feet, 6-inches from No. 8. The Mens League took to the course for a round on Wednesday, Aug. 7. A two-way tie at 45 was settled by a match of cards and gave the win to the trio of Dick Denhart, Joe Swartz and Bill Fowler. Settling for second were Doyan Eades, Norm Grubbs, Mario Cappelletti and Larry Heath. Taking third, with a 47, were Claude Cash, Jack Maginnis, Al Welch and Dick Reaney. In closest to the pin on the day, Swartz got to 24-feet, 6-inches from No. 2 and Grubbs had both an 8-foot, 3-inch measurment from No. 8 and a 2-foot, 4-inch distance from No. 4.Placid Lakes The Mens Association played a One Best Ball tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 7, with a tie for first being settled by a match of cards. Bob McMillian, Russ Isaacs and Bud Snyder saw their -17 hold up for the win, while the -17 brought in by Jack Marceau, Jack Hoerner, Darrell Horney and Wayne Wood gave them second. Lane Capp, Ed Bartusch, Bob Sheets and John Millerick came in with a -13 for third. The Womens Golf Association played a Low Gross, Low Net event on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Sue Mackey took the Low Gross title for the day, carding an 88, while Bobbie Miller had Low Net, with a 75. Helping Mackeys effort was a chip-in she made on No. 8. Sebring Kayak Tours three more August outings tions have been limited. Hes been tackled to the ground just a few times during live drills in camp. Jones-Drew has made it clear that he would like at least a few carries before the regular season. It was going to happen anyway either this week or next week, he said. I feel good. Things are going in the right direction. Just want to continue to go with that, get some live reps, see what its like and get ready for the regular season. I dont see it as a big deal. Its football. A lot of people come off injuries and come back to play football. Its not a debut. Jones-Drew has done little in the preseason since his rookie year, when he carried 28 times for 130 yards and scored his first NFLtouchdown on a 55-yard reception. He has 42 carries for 100 yards in the six preseasons since, including 11 carries for 12 yards over the least three years. Regardless, hes always been ready for the regular season. Jones-Drew has averaged more than 1,000 yards rushing and nine touchdowns a year in seven NFLseasons. He led the league in rushing in 2011, when he finished with 1,606 yards and eight scores. The Jaguars could be without six players at the Jets. Linebacker Russell Allen (ankle), running back Justin Forsett (toe), defensive tackle Brandon Deaderick (groin), right tackle Luke Joeckle (hip), cornerback Jeremy Harri s (back) and tight end Isaiah Stanback (hip) missed practice Wednesday and might not play. Those are the guys right there were contem plating what to do with as far as playing, Bradley said. Well have to make a decision. Continued from B1 dont have the same standards to confirm the injury, McKay said. They want to make a splash on Twitter and sometimes its not reality. All this in a year when the NFLput limits on padded practices, issued new mandates on thigh and knee pads and made rules changes to protect players on both sides of the ball. Elway said he doesn't think there are any more injuries than before, and McKay, whose committee recommends rules and policy changes to the NFL, said owners won't get the injury figures from training camp until their October meeting. As a result, he said its too soon to tell if theres been a spike in any type of injury or at any particular position for that matter. We have no hard data yet, he said. Weve had some ACLinjuries so far. Last year, it was Achilles injuries in camp. I want to wait for the six weeks of training camp and the preseason and compare year to year and allow the experts to evaluate if theres any more injuries or if the injuries are different than in years past. But I dont think theres any more. Like Brady, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles also created quite a buzz on social media. Charles, who missed an entire season two years ago with a torn ACLin his left knee, turned his right foot midway through practice Monday, gingerly climbed into a green cart and was taken to the locker room. Twitter was atwitter with NFLinsiders giving conflicting accounts, some saying the Chiefs feared the worst, others saying they were relieved. Coach Andy Reid briefed reporters when practice ended and said it was a strain and that Xrays were negative. Then, the speculation turned to how long the Pro Bowl running back would be out. On Tuesday, with speculation about Charles injury still running rampant, the Chiefs trotted out their trainer, who said Charles had his foot examined by two orthopedic surgeons and they confirmed the teams diagnosis of a mild strain. The league has barred ball carriers this season from using the crown of their helmets to make forcible contact with a defender in the open field and eliminated the peel-back block. The changes were the latest involving safety, and head injuries in particular, with the issue receiving heightened attention amid lawsuits filed by former players claiming that the NFLdidnt do enough to prevent concussions in years past. Camps had barely opened when Broncos center Dan Koppen, Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram, San Diego receiver Danario Alexander and Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin went down with torn anterior cruicate ligaments. Bengals All-Pro receiv er A.J. Green bruised his left knee trying to make an acrobatic sideline catc h on the first day of camp. I cant say that its unique to this preseason, said St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher, co-chair of th e league's competition committee with McKay. Unfortunately, preseason injuries are a part of the game, and they happen every year. Its just some thing that you hope that doesnt happen to you. Some players, like Rob Gronkowski and Michael Crabtree, didn't even mak e it to training camp healthy. Receiver Percy Harvin was sidelined on the eve of Seattle's training camp by a torn hip labrum that would require surgery, something he announced, fittingly, on Twitter. AP Sports Writers Howard Ulman, Dave Skretta and R.B. Fallstrom contributed. Follow AP Pro Football Write r Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: Continued from B1 I cant say that its unique to this preseason.JEFFFISHER St. Louis Rams coach NFL injuries not necessarily on the rise, it just tweets that way MJD working way back from surgery o ne of his favorite spots and I wasn t surprised when I hooked up on m y fourth or fifth cast with a nice b ass. But there is a hazard to these bass h olding tree piles. They love to reach out and grab y our bait. I snagged up a number of times a nd ended up breaking off, losing n ot only my worm but also the hook a nd slip weight. The bass just love to grab your b ait and run right back into the b rush pile, snagging you up and u ltimately freeing themselves. Summertime is a great time to f ish these deeper areas in the lake a nd many hold some huge bass who u tilize it as their summer home. The best rig is a plastic worm w ith a small 1/8th to 1/4 oz weight a nd size 2/0 hook. Many fishermen will use a drop s hot rig weight on the bottom of t he line with a worm or plastic creat ure bait 12 to 24 above the weight. Others, like myself will utilize a Carolina Rig slip sinker, followed by a swivel, two feet of line with a floating plastic bait. But regardless what you use, be prepared to catch fish. Paul mentioned that he has over 150 GPS coordinates for structure in many of the different lakes in Highlands County, some representing tree piles, while others could be almost any sunken object. Ive never been a big fan of deep water fishing. Oh, I fish my share of deep running crankbaits, jigs and worms, but Im more of a visual fishermen, preferring to find targets in and around shallower areas where I can target my casts. But Paul is quickly making a convert out of me, as my end goal is probably the same as every other fisherman to catch fish. Tuesday wasnt a great fishing day, but we boated more than a half dozen fish in a couple of hours before it got too hot and we called it a day. Our biggest, a solid 4 pounder was the last fish we caught around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday Bass Tournament Our Wednesday morning tournament on Lake Jackson continues to draw in more anglers. Last week we had 6 boats and everybody caught fish. I caught my first fish on the second cast of the day, followed by another and another. But we just couldn't find any bigger fish. My partner, Burt Watkins caught our biggest fish, just under 3 pounds an hour before quitting time on a white spinnerbait. Lake Jackson has a lot of nice fish in it, but there are a huge number of 14-15 bass and they are pretty easy to catch. Nick DeSanta caught 17 bass in 17 casts early Wednesday morning, and stated that he caught over 50 bass throughout the morning. Paul Tardiff said he probably caught just as many, but most were in that 1415 range. Dwight Ameling won the tournament his second win in a row, with 3 nice fish weighing around 7 1/2 pounds. Nick DeSanta finished in second place (the fifth time in a row) with three fish weighing in a couple of ounces less than Dwights. Paul Tardiff finished in third place with 3 bass weighing around 6 pounds. All in all, we had a lot of fun and were looking forward to this weeks tournament on Wednesday. Lake Jackson is filling up and there are many new areas that are holding fish. Many of the boat docks that have been out of the water for some time are now sitting in 2-4of water. Vegetation that once required weekly mowing is now under 2-3 of water. And the cut under Route 27 is deep enough now to get into small Lake Jackson. Wed like to see more guys join us as we finish up the summer and move into Fall. Its only $20 per boat one or two anglers, 7:30 a.m. to Noon, with a 100-percent payback. Were thinking about starting another tournament on Friday mor ning on Lake Glenada. I'll let you know what we decide in next week s column. Don Norton is a professional tournament bass fisherman, bass fishing guide, and custom rod builder. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie, and is the owner of a custom rod building company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He is also the owner of REDS II, a full-service fishing tackle store located at 3603 Sebring Parkway, in Sebring, FL. You can reach him at 863-273-4998 or by email at Visit his American Fisherman Facebook page or his website at or stop by the store to see him in person. Continued from B1 Bass love to grab and run to snag up your line


Page B4 News-SunFriday, August 16, 2013 thrifty treasures; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black; thrifty treasures; 0 0 0 3 1 6 6 1 t ough-as-nails work ethic of J oanna Sanchez, Dani Daigle a nd Rachel Alejandro filling i n wherever needed, and the t eam looks both strong and d eep. Thats w hats so good a bout this g roup, weve g ot talent and d epth, which g ives us a lot o f versatility, B auder said. Which the g irls thems elves are seei ng as well. Ive never felt this strong a s a team before and the way w e play together we should b e able to go very far, H uber said. We just have to k eep practicing more togethe r and work on better comm unication skills. And with t hat we should be very hard to beat. Of course, their District 94Afoes might have something to say about that, with the four-team collective including Frostproof, McKeel Academy and Avon Park. Avon Park is still a very good team and McKeel has always been a strong program, Bauder said. But, again, if we play like we are capable, I have big expectations for us. Not just making the playoffs, but advancing far. And if dedication and hard work toward such a goal were at all a question, the winning tradition that is Lake Placid volleyball has certainly ingrained that ethic to a point that there is no question. This summer was a learning experience for our team, Sanchez said. While others were out sun bathing, our team was bathing in our own sweat. We encouraged and motivated each other to push hard, and that definitely brought us closer. The strong bond we created has positively affected the way we play and it will show this season at all of our games. The Dragons will get an early test and get a good preview of both their season and district slate as they kic k things off Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Sebring Preseason Tournament against Avon Park. Continued from B1 Dan Hoehne/News-S un From left, Mary Grace Bates, Shannon Huber, Joanna Sanchez, Rachel Alejandro, Breauna Corley, Jacalyn Baldwin, Tiffani Broder, Raveen Gobourne, Andrea Barajas and Dani Daigle, the 2013 Lake Placid Lady Dragons. Dragons look to return to winning ways While others were out sun bathing, our team was bathing in our own sweat.JOANNASANCHEZ Special to the News-SunTALLAHASSEE AFlorida S tate University research ship has r eturned from its first extended voya ge, collecting more than 400 fishes i n the northeastern portion of the G ulf of Mexico in an effort to study t he effects of the Deepwater Horizon o il spill on marine life. The highlight of the RV A palachees trip was the first docum ented Gulf catch of a Greenland s hark, a cold-water shark typically f ound in Arctic waters. No one has ever caught one in t he Gulf of Mexico, said Dean G rubbs, RVApalachee chief scient ist and associate director of Florida S tate University Coastal and Marine L aboratory research. After a choppy start through rough w ater that left a few crew members s easick, Florida States cutting-edge research vessel proved to be a stable platform during the seven-day expedition, Grubbs said. The ship performed great, he said of the nearly 65-foot-long vessel that hosted Grubbs, Florida State research professor Chip Cotton and graduate student Johanna Imhoff, University of North Florida graduate students Arianne Leary and Amanda Brown, volunteer Allison Ferreira, captain Rosanne Weglinski and assistant captain Hugh Williams. Their mission was to study deep sea marine communities and examine these animals for exposure to toxins. Tissues and other samples were collected to determine if these animals are metabolizing toxins to which they may have been exposed as a result of exposure to oil and other pollutants during the 2010 oil spill. This is part of a larger study being conducted by the Deep-C Consortium, led by Florida State University and funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, to understand the impact of the oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. Grubbs and his crew logged more than 1,750 miles and caught 31 species of bony fish and 13 species of shark. The bony fishes ranged from the 3-inch-long snail fish to the 8-footlong snake eel and sharks ranged from 12-inch catsharks to the 12foot-long Greenland shark. More than 20 measurements and samples were taken. The samples will be used in a variety of studies of taxonomic relationships, reproductive systems, life-history patterns, food webs and diets, mercury bioaccumulation and toxicology. The Greenland shark is a member of the Family Somniosidae, the sleeper sharks. Though these sharks do travel south, no one knows how far, Grubbs said. Due to warmer surface water temperatures in southern regions, Greenland sharks are found at great depths here, where water temperatures are close to Arctic levels. This sleeper shark was captured on a baited longline nearly 6,000 feet deep and only 15 miles from the site of the Deepwater Horizon blowout. The water temperature there was 4.12 degrees Celsius, or 39.4 degrees Fahrenheit, comparable to temperatures that Greenland sharks are used to in shallow waters in Canada, Grubbs said. Genetic samples of the 12-foo tlong juvenile female shark ha ve been sent to colleagues at t he University of Windsor in Canad a, who are studying the global popul ation structure of Greenland sharks. Grubbs and the researchers al so collected samples of bile from t he gall bladder, liver tissue and blood to examine potential exposure to toxi ns associated with the oil spill. Grubbs noted that although h is team pulled off the first document ed capture of a Greenland shark in t he Gulf of Mexico, video footage fro m 2001 show an unconfirmed speci es of sleeper shark in the Gulf. Aremotely operated vehic le inspecting oil and gas prospectin g structures recorded a large sha rk believed to be a Greenland shark o ff the Texas coast. FSU marine lab returns with rare catch


Free Diabetes classes offeredSEBRING The Florida Department of Health in Highlands County is offering Diabetes SelfManagement Education classes as part of its Wellness and Diabetes Education Program. This program serves Highlands County residents of all ages, especially those with diabetes or at risk for developing diabetes. These classes are free of charge and provided by Margaret Pierce, registered nurse and Aleyda Oliveros, nutritionist. Classes in English are scheduled from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Sept. 9-11, and from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 23-25 at the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County, 7205 S. George Blvd. conference room A. Enrollment is limited and registration is required. To register and for more information, contact the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County Wellness and Diabetes Education Program, at 3827294.Outreach events plannedACE Homecare community outreach activities for the coming week include: Monday 9 a.m., Music and Motion at Rest Haven in Zolfo Springs; 10:30 a.m., health fair at Chatam Point in Wauchula; and 1 p.m., Music and Motion at Forest Glades Apartments in Wauchula. Tuesday 10 a.m., Music and Motion at Change of Pace in Sebring. Wednesday 10:30 a.m., Coping with Life Changes/gaming at Crown Pointe Assisted Living Facility in Sebring. Thursday 8:30 a.m., health fair and Music and Motion at New Concepts in Sebring; 2:30 p.m., health fair at Castle Hill Apartments in Avon Park. Friday 10 a.m., health fair at Highlands Village in Sebring. All programs are free of charge and open to the public. For information, call ACE Homecare at 385-7058. Comprehensive Healthcare community outreach activities for the coming week include: Monday 10 a.m., health fair, Chatham Pointe, Stenstom Road, Wauchula; 1 p.m., caregivers support group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun N Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Tuedsay 8 a.m., health fair, Sebring Bluffs, U.S. 27, Sebring; 12:30 p.m., health fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring.Hospitals reducing readmission ratesMIAMI (AP) Florida hospital officials say patient s who have been hospitalized recently are 15 percent less likely to be readmitted as hospitals around the country try to improve quality and save money under the Affordable Care Act. Tuesdays report from the Florida Hospital Association comes five years after the state ranked among the worst in the nation for poor health outcomes and high costs. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 16, 2013 Page B5 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 4 2 4 POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 4 2 9 MOBILITY EXPRESS; 3.639"; 6"; Black; healthy living tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 4 3 0 biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 3 1 4 4 8 Healthy Living DearPharmacist: I am n ow up to 14 medications f or the following problems: h igh cholesterol, heart dise ase, pre-diabetes, c ataracts, arrhythmias, a llergies, memory problems a nd enlarged prostate ( BPH). The medications m ake me sick and sleepy. I n eed some fresh perspect ive. C.P. Kansas City, Kansas Answer: Fresh perspect ive is my middle name. Y ou take a lot of medicine f or many conditions, which m akes me wonder why they c all it the golden years. In the note you sent me, i t appears that no one has m easured your serum i nsulin. Chronically elevate d insulin hormone has also b een associated with P arkinsons disease, nerve p ain, and autoimmune dise ases like lupus and cancer. Y es, cancer! Breast cancer and pancrea tic cancer are connected to h igh insulin. And according t o an August 2009 study p ublished in The Journal of T he National Cancer I nstitute elevated insulin. You should ask your doct or to measure this for you. T here are many well d esigned, clinical trials p ublished in respected journ als that show an associat ion to high insulin and the v ery disorders that you h ave. Insulin is a pancreatic hormone that reduces blood sugar (which rises after you eat a meal). All physicians know to measure your blood glucose, but many do not bother with insulin. You should measure both glucose and insulin. The ratio of glucose to insulin is more valuable than the level of either one alone. Just because your blood glucose is normal does not mean that everything is hunky dory. The ratio of glucose to insulin should be less than 10:1. The following information is hard to find, unless you have my Diabetes Without Drugs book. If you dont, Ill tell you now: Apersons insulin levels may be sky high because the pancreas is working on overdrive to push the blood sugar into the cell. Remember, insulin puts sugar into the cell, so if you have a lot of sugar in your system, then your insulin can be very high for many years while your blood sugar remains normal. This is a dangerous place to be because youre being told that you do not have diabetes (and Im saying you might). The insulin can be high because the pancreas is pumping it out all day long to push the sugar into the cell. Good time to tell you that insulin makes a person fat! The higher your insulin, the more weight gain. So as a side note, if you are dealing with stubborn weight that refuses to come off, you may have high insulin. Some people are perfect when a fasting blood glucose test is performed, but when they eat, their insulin goes haywire. You wouldnt see this on a fasting blood sugar test so a post prandial blood glucose test is important too. Ive expanded this column to include the proper ranges for all your labs, as well as supplements that lower blood sugar. If youd like to read this, just sign up for my free newsletter at my website, upper right hand corner. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. High insulin is worse than high blood sugar Courtesy photo T he Healthy Start Coalition of Highlands, Hardee, and Polk counties awarded Florida Hospital its Hero Award for outstanding leadership in maternal child health care. Pictured (from left) are Florida Hospital RN and Childbirth Educator Jill Jernigan, Florida Hospital RN and Certified Lactation Counselor Chris Douglass, Florida Hospital RNC and Certified Lactation Counselor Susan Stewart, Healthy Start Coalition staff member Holly Parker, Florida Hospital Certified OB Technician and Certified Lactation Counselor Sirena Skrzyniarz, Florida Hospital RN and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant Anna Edger, Florida Hospital RNC and Certified Lactation Counselor Kathy Clower, and Florida Hospital Pediatric Hospitalist Dr. Juan Abellon. Florida Hospital gets Hero Award Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen ATLANTA(AP) American couples are n ot as infertile as it might seem. Despite a boom in the use of fertility t reatments, a new government study shows t he percentage of married couples having t rouble conceiving has actually dropped s lightly in recent years. About 6 percent of married women under 4 5 failed to get pregnant after at least a year o f sex without contraception, according to t he report. Thats down from less than 9 perc ent some three decades ago. That may seem surprising given how many women seek help to get pregnant; the use of fertility treatments, including in vitro fertilization, has doubled in the last decade. But that increase is driven by larger numbers of women trying to have children in their 30s and 40s, when female fertility declines. So while infertility clinics may be more common and used more thats driven by a change in the market, not biology, said Anjani Chandra, lead author of the study. Infertility down slightly among married US women Snapshots


Page B6 News-SunFriday, August 16, 2013 P l a c e s t o W o r s h i p i s a p a i d a d v e r t i s e m e n t i n t h e N e w s S u n t h a t i s p u b l i s h e d F r i d a y a n d S u n d a y T o f i n d o u t m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o n h o w t o p l a c e a l i s t i n g i n t h i s d i r e c t o r y c a l l t h e N e w s S u n a t 3 8 5 6 1 5 5 e x t 5 9 6 A N G L I C A N N e w L i f e A n g l i c a n F e l l o w s h i p 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.A S S E M B L Y O F G O D C h r i s t F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h ( A s s e m b l y o f G o d ) 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. F i r s t A s s e m b l y o f G o d 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.B A P T I S T A v o n P a r k L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. B e t h a n y B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to or call the church office at 863-452-1136. F a i t h M i s s i o n a r y B a p t i s t C h u r c h off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. F e l l o w s h i p B a p t i s t C h u r c h 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 4534256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow; Web site, www.apfellow F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f A v o n P a r k 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families; Joy Loomis, music director; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth, 4:45 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 6 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Morning and evening services available at Select Media, select Sermon Library, select Date. Call 453-6681 for details. In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e J o s e p h i n e 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e P l a c i d Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: Email: Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L o r i d a located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h S e b r i n g 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website F l o r i d a A v e n u e B a p t i s t C h u r c h 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. I n d e p e n d e n t B a p t i s t C h u r c h 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, missionminded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L e i s u r e L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 6990671 for more information. M a r a n a t h a B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. P a r k w a y F r e e W i l l B a p t i s t C h u r c h 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-theMonth-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S p a r t a R o a d B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Mark McDowell, Pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869. S o u t h s i d e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-ofhearing. Office phone, 385-0752. S p r i n g L a k e B a p t i s t C h u r c h Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S u n r i d g e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.C A T H O L I C O u r L a d y o f G r a c e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 595 E. Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes (September to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 9th and up, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. S t C a t h e r i n e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish office/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email,; website, School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email School office hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 99:45 a.m. Sunday. Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. S t J a m e s C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m.C H R I S T I A N C o r n e r s t o n e C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Home Fellowship Group. For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. E a s t s i d e C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! S e b r i n g C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Josh Knabel (812618-7118), Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h ( D i s c i p l e s o f C h r i s t ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.C H R I S T I A N & M I S S I O N A R Y A L L I A N C E The A l l i a n c e C h u r c h o f S e b r i n g 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C H R I S T I A N S C I E N C E C h r i s t i a n S c i e n c e C h u r c h 154 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lessonsermons.C H U R C H O F B R E T H R E N C h u r c h o f t h e B r e t h r e n 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.C H U R C H O F C H R I S T A v o n P a r k C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. L a k e P l a c i d C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website S e b r i n g P a r k w a y C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. C H U R C H O F G O D C h u r c h o n t h e R i d g e Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.C H U R C H O F N A Z A R E N E F i r s t C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f A v o n P a r k P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. F i r s t C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f L a k e P l a c i d 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor.C H U R C H E S O F C H R I S T I N C H R I S T I A N U N I O N C o m m u n i t y B i b l e C h u r c h C h u r c h e s o f C h r i s t i n C h r i s t i a n U n i o n (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP Religion Bethel Baptist Church LAKE PLACID Sunday will m ark the 12th anniversary of B ethel Baptist Church, 216 E. Park S t. This will also be the passing of t he torch from Interim Pastor John H ankins to newly elected pastor, R ev. Sean Wyland. Wyland will teach the adult S unday school class from the book o f Ruth. Hankins will preach his l ast messsage of his two years as i nterim pastor during the morning w orship service. Aspecial song by the two past ors will be I Know the Lords L aid His Hand on Me and another s pecial song will be by Pastor and M rs. Hankins, Carry on Church. The public is invited to attend a nd enjoy this very special time of b lessing and other activites p lanned for Sunday morning. Hankins will resume his evang elism in the near future. Call the church at 633-9294. Christ Lutheran Church LCMS AVON PARK Pastor Scott M cLean will preach a sermon titled Looking to Jesus. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east of the Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Call 471-2663 or search online at Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled Soul. The keynote is from Nehemiah 9:5, 6 (to 1st ;), . . blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise. Thou, even thou, art Lord alone. The church is at 154 N. Franklin St.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message, Binding Satan, at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the book of John.Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING Pastor Cecil Hess is preaching on Righteousness, Repentance, and Remembrance on Sunday. The Church of Buttonwood Bay is on U.S. 27, four miles south of Highlands Regional MEdical Center. Call 382-1737 for details.Church of the BrethrenSEBRING Pastor Dave Smalley will preach Sunday from Hebrews 11:29-40 and 12:1-2. His sermon is Faithful Generations Anew. The theme for Sunday school, taught by Wendell Bohrer with the help of Louise Bohrer, is Wise Speakers. The class will look at scripture of James 3. For more information, call 3851597.Faith Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Pastor Bill Cole will be preaching Level Ground from Romans 3:9-31 continuing in his series Pauls Message to the USA during the morning service. Sunday evening he will preach Can I Get a Witness? from John 5:31-47 from his series The Other Gospel. For further information about activities of the Faith Baptist, call the church office at 465-0060 or visit Lutheran ChurchSEBRING ThisSunday,Faith Lutheran Churchcelebratesthe13th Sunday after Pentecost.GuestPastor Tony Doucheswill deliver hissermontitled Living On The Cutting Edge Of Life. Faith Child Development Center is registering for VPK for fall classes. Classes run with the Highlands County school calendar. Parents interested in the VPK program should contact the Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Heartland at 314-9213 for more information. The church will host Game Night tonight. Be there at 6 p.m. for a light dinner, then games pool table, child-sized air hokey table, foosball, bingo, cards, Wii dance gamesand dominos (and many more). Sunday the church wants to celebrate and bless the beginning of another school year. Students, preschool through adult, bring your backpacks or lunch boxes to worship services. The service will lift up children and students of all ages, dedicating them to Gods glory as a new school year begins. Teachers, aides, principals, administrators, secretaries, cooks, librar ians, janitors, and bus drivers come to church to be blessed, affirmed in your vocation, and encouraged as you serve children and families in your daily work.First Baptist Church, Avon ParkAVON PARK Rev. Jon Beck s Sunday morning message will be AJourney of Faith from Acts 21. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information call 453-6681 or email Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING The pastors sermo n on Sunday is titled Serving Others from Matthew 20:20-23. Assisting the pastor during the Communion service will be Elders Sandra Laufer and Lynne Warman. Deacons for the day will be Roger Church News Continued on B7


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 16, 2013 Page B7 E P I S C O P A L S t A g n e s E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church office 385-7649, for more information. S t F r a n c i s o f A s s i s i A n g l i c a n E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Summer Sunday schedule, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., June 2-Sept. 1, 10 a.m. Bible study. 6 p.m. Wednesday: Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m. Thursday. St. Francis Thrift Shop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (863) 8403715.E V A N G E L I C A L F R E E C H U R C H O F A M E R I C A T h e C h u r c h o f t h e W a y E F C A 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Office Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ Web site: G R A C E B R E T H R E N G r a c e B r e t h r e n C h u r c h 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, primetimers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and AfterSchool Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at .I N D E P E N D E N T F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.I N T E R D E N O M I N A T I O N A L W o r l d H a r v e s t a n d R e s t o r a t i o n M i n i s t r i e s (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers.L U T H E R A N A t o n e m e n t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( E L C A ) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month; Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. C h r i s t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h A v o n P a r k L C M S 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see F a i t h L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring Church phone: 385-7848 Faith Child Development Center: 3853232. Summer Sunday Worship Service: 10 a.m. Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:00 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 10 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. G o o d S h e p h e r d L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( A A L C ) A m e r i c a n A s s o c i a t i o n o f L u t h e r a n C h u r c h e s 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3852346. N e w L i f e E v a n g e l i c a l L u t h e r a n C h u r c h 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at R e s u r r e c t i o n L u t h e r a n C h u r c h E L C A 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Fragrance Free Service Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Open Communion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. T r i n i t y L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 4655253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. NonTraditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Preschool, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: .N O N D E N O M I N A T I O N A L B i b l e F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site Church office 385-1024. C a l v a r y C h u r c h 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C h r i s t i a n T r a i n i n g M i n i s t r i e s I n c on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, Casey L. Downing, associate minister, Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm C r o s s r o a d s o f L i f e 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863655-9163. The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). G r a c e B i b l e C h u r c h 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. 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 worshiping 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 PLACESTOWORSHIP Religion S ands and Juanita Roberts. D eacons serving will be Franny G off and Chris Baker. Greeting the c ongregation will be Mary Ann and C harles Henry Thomas. Acolyte for t he day will be one of the Kunsak s isters. First Presbyterian Church of Avon Park AVON PARK On Sunday, P astor Bob Johnsons sermon is t itled To Kiss Toward based on R evelation 19:1-10. Special music w ill be provided by guest soloist F ran Smith. The adult Sunday school class h as begun a study of Romans, c hapters 9-11 titled The Church in I srael. On Saturday, Aug. 24 the Florida A RPWomens Ministries has its a nnual meeting at Tradewinds ARP C hurch in South Pasadena. R egistration is at 9:30 a.m. For questions, call 453-3242 or check the website or on the new Avon Park Chamber of Commerce website at Click on the Chamber for Good logo or tab.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Rev. Darrell A. Peers sermon on Sunday will be Being Content. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 385-0107 for information.First United Methodist Church of Sebring SEBRING Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the message He Spoke, He Knelt, He Prayed with scripture reading from Acts 20:27-38. Wednesday is family night with food, fun and Bible study. Call the church office for information at 385-5184. Listen Live on WITS-AM 1340 each Sunday to hear the 10:50 am worship service. The church is at 126 South Pine Street.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING The church meets at200 Lark Ave., Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. Tuesday Home Bible Study continues the series with Messiah: Shadow to Image. Call 658-2534 for location and further information. Sunday the sermon series continues with What Comes After the Anointing?Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon Sunday will be Grow Up! with scripture from Hebrews 5:11-14. The service will include Marilyn Krug reading The Pickle Jar. Mary VanHooreweghe, George Kelly and Flossi Moore will sing O How I Love Jesus. Tuesday night Bible study starts Sept. 11. Wednesday night Bible/youth programs start Sept. 12. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Call 314-9693.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles sermon is titled Not Peace But Division based on Luke 12:49-53. The churchs present location is The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. For more information, call 835-2405.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Dedication of The Wall, is taken from Nehemia h 12. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the worship service message. Sunday, Aug. 25, will be the end-of-the-month sing followed by fellowship time. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 382-3552 for information.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The pastors sermon is The Churchs Armor.There will be a potluck following the service.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, the Rev. Ronald De Genaros message will be Running the Race of Life. Biblical reference is from Hebrews 11:29-12:2. Continued from B6 Church News


It has been said it was easier to find an idol in Athens than a man. This may be an over statement but it does somewhat express what Paul saw there: Acity given over to idols, full of idols. (Acts 17:16) As was Pauls track record, he reasoned with the Jews in the synagogue and others in the marketplace of the city. Eventually, the discussion moved to the Areopagus. There he told the audience his observation of the altar TO THE UNKNOWN GOD and stated, Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you. Observe carefully what is recorded by the Holy Spirit for our learning in Acts 17:24-31 a masterpiece. It was the inspired genius of Paul that seized upon such a circumstance and made the inscription the text for his address. God, who made the world and everything in it. The idols were made/shaped/molded by human hands. God Almighty is the Creator, not created! In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth Genesis 1:1. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God Psalm 90:2. He is Lord of heaven and earth. There were idol gods for heaven, earth, water, etc. (Neptune, Jupiter) whereas Jehovah is one God over all. He does not dwell in temples made with hands. Visitors to Athens could clearly see the many temples/buildings (Parthenon, etc.) used to house the idols. Pauls statement here fully agrees with Stephens words in Acts 7:48 However, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands There was no such place there or any where on earth to house God. His habitation is the church, body of Christ (Ephesians 2:19-22). He is not worshipped with mens hands as though He needed anything. The God of heaven was not made by mens hands nor cared for by the same. Now recall the reputation of the city, For all the Athenians and the foreigners who were there spend their time in nothing else but either to tell or to hear some new thing (Acts 17:21). They were now hearing new things/truth they perhaps had never heard before. They were indeed getting their wish, their hearts desire. He gives to all life, breath, and all things. He gives life to those who make lifeless idols and life to those who care for them. Almighty God is not given life but rather is the giver of life. This was never said of any idol nor did the worshipers ascribe such power to their idols. He made from one blood every nation. There is no such thing as races but rather one race human race. And Adam called his wifes name Eve, because she was the mother of all living Genesis 3:20. All humans are equal before the eyes of the Creator. This was a hard lesson for the snobbish Jews, Greeks and Romans to comprehend. Each thought they were superior to all others. The color of skin does not affect the blood type. He has preappointed nations, times, and boundaries of their dwellings. First point of clarification is that Paul was introducing them to the Universal God, not just a national god. Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, learned and then acknowledged that Jehovah, the Most High, rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses. (Daniel 4) They may seek God. The result of the evidence is that God Almighty rules nations. This knowledge is to bring nations to Him and His plan for mankind. Repeatedly in the record of Moses and Pharaoh, the phrase that he may know there is a God in heaven is used. The same purpose was also with Sennacherib, Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus and Darius. He is not far from each one of us. When an idol worshipper moved away from the idol, there was distance. The Jews even had a problem with this concept when they were in Babylon as expressed in Psalm 137. Yet, Psalm 139 gives assurance of the nearness of God i.e. omnipresence. In Him we live, move and have our being. He is the source of life Creator, not created! Therefore, no idol (dead, immobile, perishable, decaying) could represent Deity. Therefore, being the offspring of God, our Divine nature is not then gold, silver, stone or something shaped by art or man. We are made in Gods image (Genesis 1:26). Knowledge brings responsibility repentance. Pauls sermon to the pagans in Lystra (Acts 14:16-18) deals with the same area of ignorance and then the evidence is provided that God is. Now making them aware of the judgment is a manifestation of their Creators concern for their salvation (2 Peter 3:9). The assurance o f this salvation is evidenced by the resurrection of Jesus. As in all opportunities to preach the gospel, there was/is a reaction/response some mocked and other wanted more information. Asimilar situation occurred in Antioch (Acts 13:42-48) and Paul took the opportunity to teach more information about the gospel of Christ. In both cases, precious souls were obedient to the gospel, the power of Go d unto salvation. (Romans 1:16,17) Frank Parker can be reached at Guest columns are the opinion o f the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Page B8 News-SunFriday, August 16, 2013 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 8/16/13 p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 7 2 8 Religion First Baptist of Lorida plans fun day on Saturday LORIDA There will be a water slide, kiddie pool, f un and food at Family Fun D ay on Saturday at First B aptist Church of Lorida. The church is at 1927 B lessings Ave., just off U .S. 98. Call 655-1878 for i nformation. Back to School Carnival set at Memorial United LAKE PLACID S ummer is over and school i s about to start, so during C hildrens Church on S unday, Memorial United M ethodist Church children a re going to celebrate, a ccording to Katie Brown, C hildrens Ministry direct or. It will begin with a B ible lesson in the S anctuary during Wiggle T ime and proceed to the S onshine Clubhouse area. There will be lots of g ames, prizes, and fun fair f ood. This part of the event w ill be outside, so dress to p lay. Area children are invite d. It will be for age 3 t hrough third grade. Call 4 65-2422. Sparta Road Baptist youth plan sale starting today SEBRING The Sparta R oad Baptist Church youth g roup is having its big yard s ale today and Saturday. The sale will be at Pastor Mark McDowells home at 233 Lake Drive Blvd. The sale begins at 7:30 a.m. and closes when all the goods are gone. All proceeds will be used for the Christian Youth Retreat. Call 273-2491 or 658-1788.Faiths Closet adds food pantrySEBRING Faiths Closet at Faith Lutheran Church now has a food pantry. Help is now available to those who need helpin emergencies with food. Food is given out from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays. Call directly to the Closet for questions, 385-2782. Help is available to individuals who come to the Thrift Shop with an emergency need.RI diocese: Virgin Mary miracle 'highly unlikely' PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence says its highly unlikely that an image some believe is of the Virgin Mary is the result of divine intervention. Crowds formed last week in North Providence, where a stain on a cross outside the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church looked to some people like the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus. Pauls sermon at Athens a masterpiece r rf r nn fn tn tbn n bb n rt nr rf rrrrfrrn rt nt rrtn rrt nttnn rf Guest Column Frank Parker Once upon a time, the g overnment had a vast s crap yard in the middle of a desert. Congress said, Someone may steal from i t at night. So, they create d a position for a night w atchman and hired a pers on to fill the job. Then Congress said, How does the night w atchman do his job witho ut instructions? So, they c reated a planning departm ent and hired two people: o ne person to write the i nstructions and one person t o do time studies. Then Congress said, How will we know that t he night watchman is carr ying out his tasks correctl y? So, they created a q uality control department a nd hired two people: one t o do the studies and one to w rite the reports. Then Congress said, How are these people g oing to get paid? So, t hey created the positions o f a time keeper and payr oll officer and hired two m ore people. Then Congress said, Who will be accountable f or all of these people? S o, they created an admini strative division and hired t hree people to fill the p ositions of administrative o fficer, assistant administ rative officer, and legal s ecretary. Then Congress said, We h ave run this operation for o ne year, and we are $ 18,000 over budget. T herefore, we must cut b ack our overall costs. So, they fired the night w atchman! How often do we behave l ike the government conc erning Gods word? Do w e ever complicate its simp le instructions and then a ccomplish little or nothing o f the teachings found therein? No matter how difficult we try to make them, Gods directions are still very simple. John 3:36 reads, He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him. Jesus summed up the entire will of God in that tiny verse. Believe and obey the teachings of Christ and have eternal life. Now, that is pretty simple, isnt it? Let us never make the Bible so complicated that we fail to believe and obey it. The government may pay $15,000 for a hammer, but we cannot afford to confuse and distort the simplicity of Gods word. If we do, then we risk missing the message that can save our souls. The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. (Ecclesiastes 12:13) Kevins Komments is written by Kevin Patterson and presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway. On the Internet visit at, or e-mail Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Are you complicating the simple? Kevins Komments Kevin Patterson Snapshots


DearAbby: I am 39 and h ave been at my job for 15 y ears. I dont enjoy it and h avent since day one. The w ork is stressful and doesnt b ring me one single ounce of g ratification. I have always wanted to b e an elementary school t eacher, but now Im afraid t hat ship has sailed. Im curr ently back in college for b usiness (my job helps to p ay my tuition) and feel like I m not being fair to myself. I dont like finance, and I w as never good at math. I g et paid well and am welli nvested in my retirement p lan, but Im miserable e very minute I must sit in m y little cubicle. I consider i t my jail cell. I need advice on where to t ake my career because Im n ot getting any younger. Or i s it too late? Over the Hill in New Jersey DearO.T.H.: You are not i ncarcerated, and you are o nly as trapped as you c hoose to make yourself. M ost colleges have career c ounseling services, and you s hould avail yourself of t hem. If teaching children is y our hearts desire, you will h ave to take the time to prep are for it, know ahead of t ime what opportunities are a vailable and what the comp ensation is. Make it your b usiness to find out before making any drastic changes. Youll be glad you did. DearAbby: I fervently want to help my daughter and her father (my ex) fix their relationship. They are both a lot alike bullheaded and stubborn. They cant see how much they hurt each other. My daughter feels he has chosen his new family (wife and stepchildren) over her because she isnt invited to family game nights, dinners out, etc. He feels she doesnt appreciate what he does for her. Shes expecting a baby (our first grandchild) in December, and I think they should try to mend fences before the birth occurs. We lost our son (her brother) three years ago, and I know this figures into the family dynamic as well. I just dont want to see them hurt each other anymore. Can you help me fix this? Anxious in Colorado DearAnxious: I wish you had clarified what your ex does do for his daughter, because from your description it appears he has done the minimum and little else. Having been excluded from family game nights and dinners out, its natural that she would feel her father made a new family and left her in the dust. While I admire your impulse to be the peacemaker, I dont think you can fix this. Family counseling might be able to mend the rift, but only if all parties are willing. 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. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 16, 2013 Page B9 Diversions/Puzzles Solution, B5 By JOCELYN NOVECK APNational WriterYou hear nothing. You s ee nothing. You only s erve. Such are the instruct ions Cecil Gaines receives a s he embarks on his daunti ng new job at the E isenhower White House in Lee DanielsThe Butler. But of course Gaines, p layed by Forest Whitaker in a moving, grounded perf ormance that anchors the f ilm and blunts its riskier e xcesses, hears and sees e verything. And that means that over m ore than three decades on t he job, he has a Forrest G ump-like view not only of t he White House under s even presidents, but of the l ong arc of the civil rights s truggle in 20th-century A merica. Much has been said about t his movies potential future a s an Oscar powerhouse. The s peculation is natural e specially given its star-studd ed cast but it takes away f rom the more important disc ussion of its simpler v irtues, as an absorbing film t hat has the potential to t each a new generation (and r emind an older one) about t hese crucial events. The story is inspired by a W ashington Post profile of E ugene Allen, a White H ouse butler from 1952 to 1 986. Some anecdotes r emain, but much is differe nt. Most importantly, D aniels and screenwriter D anny Strong create a f ather-son dynamic between G aines and a rebellious older s on, Louis (a terrific David O yelowo) that serves as a b ackdrop against which the c ivil rights struggle can play o ut through the eyes of b lack characters, not white o nes, for a refreshing c hange. This is done most strikingl y in a key montage in which Cecil and his fellow White House workers set up an elegant state dinner, china and crystal and all, while down South, Louis is protesting at a segregated lunch counter, leading to a harrowing confrontation. But the story begins in 1926, with the death of Cecils own father at the hands of the barbaric son of a landowner on a Georgia cotton farm. The elderly landowner (Vanessa Redgrave, beginning the celebrity cameo parade) takes Cecil into her home, where he first learns to be a butler how to act, she tells him, like the room is empty even when hes in it. Years later, working in a Washington, D.C. hotel, Cecil is noticed by a White House official, leading to a job there. His wife, Gloria, is immensely proud. Gloria, as you may have heard, is played by one Oprah Winfrey, and her performance is often restrained and quite moving. To her credit, youre not thinking Wow, Oprah! in every scene; that in itself is no small triumph. Not all the star performances are successful. When we first see Robin Williams as Eisenhower, his head bald, it almost feels like were about to witness a Saturday Night Live skit. Williams doesnt overdo it, but the casting choice seems forced. James Marsden, on the other hand, is a good choice as John F. Kennedy, with his handsome grin, boyish demeanor and Boston drawl. Liev Schreiber is amusing if a little broad as LBJ, and John Cusack is interesting as Richard Nixon, even though he looks nothing like him. Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda, making the most of her one scene, make a surprisingly satisfying Ronald and Nancy Reagan. But what makes the film work, finally, are the softspoken Whitaker, whose dignified portrayal rivals his Oscar-winning work in The Last King of Scotland, and the powerful Oyelowo, whose Louis progresses over the years from determined and brave to angry and cynical, and ultimately to a seasoned older man. Their relationship gives structure to the broad story of civil rights in America a story crucial to tell, and crucial to hear. Daniels and company may not have made a masterpiece, but they have made a film you should see. Not a masterpiece, but The Butler tells a story we need to hear MCT Forest Whitaker (left) and Cuba Gooding Jr. star in Lee Daniels The Butler. Movie Review The Butler Rating: PG-13 (some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking) Running time: 132 minutes Review: (of 4) Worker dreams of trading a cubicle for a classroom Dear Abby


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