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N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, August 23-24, 2013 Volume 94/Number 101 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 3 1 4 2 2 Evening t-storm High 91 Low 74Details, A10 Classifieds A7 Dear Abby B9 Dear PharmacistB5 Editorial & OpinionA3 Healthy LivingB5 Movie ReviewB9 Obituaries A6 Puzzles B9 Religion B6 Index Katara Simmons/News-Sun Cracker Trail fifth grade HAART students enthusiastically answer questions Thursday morning in their dual teaching classroom. I nstructors Ian Belanger and Allisa Ibrahim are just two of over a dozen Highlands County elementary school instructors that have teamed up this year to instruct team teaching model classrooms together. The team teaching model hopes to provide a more engaging and learning-fil led environment for students. By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Things are getting pretty i nteresting in elementary classrooms througho ut Highlands County as the 2013-2014 s chool year reaches the end of its first week. A handful of instructors have implemented w hat is known as a Team Teaching Model, a ccording to Director of Curriculum and I nstruction Brenda Longshore. What we have in these classrooms are t wo teachers working together,Longshore s aid. The Team Teaching Model has been u sed at Woodlawn for the past year by John S pencer and his former intern Jerry Lee Wright in their fifth grade class. Spencer,who has been an instructor at Woodlawn Elementary School for several years,is thrilled to be using the dual-teaching model for the second year in a row. Spencer and Wrights classroom is now affectionately known as R.E.A.Lville. Our opportunity came about a little over a year and a half ago while we were collaborating at different schools on another project and Jerry mentioned the idea of team teaching. Woodlawn Elementary had an opportunity for us to pilot this program in third grade last year. We took 36 students and had an amazing year. We had to work through a lot of kinks throughout the year,but the student's success at the end of the year was phenomenal. We were extremely proud of all of them, Spencer said. The Team Teaching Model has proven to be a very well received and rewarding program for students,teachers and parents. Many teachers who use the model,both in Highlands County and outside of it,have found that team teaching creates more engaging students who are actively learning. There are so many benefits to the program. I would say we believe the number one Team teaching takes over classrooms Two is better than one By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comLAKE PLACID A three-vehic le collision resulted in a fatality T uesday afternoon in Lake Placid w hen a Ford Freestar,traveling n orth on U.S. 27 near Florida H ospital Lake Placid,attempted to c ross the highway via Tomoka B oulevard and was struck on its r ight side by a second vehicle. Passengers in vehicle one were d river Horace E. Ryan,82 of Lake P lacid,and Floretta E. Ryan,78. H orace was transported from the s cene and remains in critical condit ion at Lee Memorial Hospital; F loretta was pronounced dead on t he scene. Vehicle two,a 2003 Hummer, w as carrying three individuals J ames C. Anderson,47 of Orlando, M elanie J. Anderson,47,and Woman, 78, fatally injured in LP collision Pigman returns from Kuwait See TIME,page A6 Samantha Gholar/News-Sun One woman was killed, a man critically injured, and a woman seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash on U. S. 27 near Florida Hospital Lake Placid. A Ford Freestar attempted to cross the highway via Tomoka Boulevard and was struck on its right side by a Hummer. A third vehicle was struck by the Ford when it rotated during the initial crash. There were no injuries to anyone in that car. See TWO,page A5 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID State Representative Cary Pigman (R-77 ) who is an emergency medicine physician at Florida Hospital Lake Placid,and a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves returned this week from his latest active duty deployment. He left May 10 to serve with the 48th Combat Support Hospital in Kuwait. It was wonderful to serve our young men and women, most of them the age of my children,some even younger , he said Thursday morning. Pigman added Americas mission is changing in Kuwait,because of the withdrawal from Iraq and the ongoing demobilization in Afghanistan. The American presence in Kuwait is changing into a long-term garrison mission,he said. It mea ns the Reserve will play a much smaller role. See TO-DO,page A5 Pigman By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Investigation an d evaluation continue in the aftermath of Avon Park Youth Academys riot Saturday night. Meghan Speakes Collins, Department of Juvenile Justices director of communication,told the News-Sun Thursday morning that the DJJs office of inspector genera l, G4S the private contractor administering the facility,and the Polk County Sheriffs Office are still investigating exactly what took place. The lessons we learn from this incident,she said,will be applied across all DJJ programs. It may be possible that once the inve stigation is complete,DJJ will adjus t current policies and/or implement new policies and procedures to ensure what happened Saturday night never happens again. The department has been adding video survellience at all its facilitie s, and will do so at APYA. There is n o set date at this time. Collins said that regarding peppe r spray,DJJ Secretary Wansley Walters,has made it clear that Floridas juvenile justice system fo llows industry standards and best practice as it relates to chemical restraints,such as pepper spray,and that will not be changing. Collins said DJJ is pleased with G4Ss response since the incident. Repairs continue at APYA,she said. Because the facility is a vocational school,instructors and residents are making the repairs. No APYA returning to normal See G4S,page A6Now and thenTreating wrist fractures changes HEALTHYLIVING,A5 Dragons rallyBeat Red Devils in season opener SPORTS,1BGlobal eventSimulcast with Beth Moore set RELIGION,B7


Associated PressTALLAHASSEE The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday that it will reduce the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee. The Corps is making the move as a result of falling lake levels,drier conditions and an improving precipitation forecast,officials said in a prepared statement. Flows to the Caloosahatchee Estuary and the St. Lucie Estuary are being reduced immediately. The Corps will further reduce the target flows if the lakes water level continues to fall. Lake levels have responded well to a combination of decreased inflows to the Lake,increased outflows,and relatively dry conditions,said Lt. Col. Tom Greco,Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida. The same water control plan that we used to increase water releases now calls for the Corps to decrease the discharges. There are still several months left in the wet season,so we will continue to monitor conditions and make adjustments as necessary. The Corps began releas ing water from Lake Okeechobee on May 8. Since then,the discharges have totaled 900,000 acrefeet,resulting in a lake stage nearly two feet lower than if no releases had occurred. Page A2 News-SunFriday, August 23, 2013 pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 3 This weeks question: Should the City of Sebring be willing to take a loss on the sale of Harder Hall in order to get the property off its books? Yes 86.5% No 13.5% Total votes: 126 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. 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I thought I was on fire too. That caused Worley to dive into the water. She said other occupants of the boat at first grabbed fire extinguishers to try and douse the flames. However, the fire continue to rage and they too then jumped into the water. The four included Richie, Worley,Highlands County Weed Control Supervisor Chris Mayhew and Kelly Sullivan,a biologist with the invasive aquatic plant section of the FWC. The group had been out on the lake,surveying Illinois Pond Weed, which has caused some concern from lakefront residents. They were by Lake June-In-Winter Scrub State Park looking for an eagles nest when the boat caught fire. I bet that flame shot 50 feet into the air,Worley said. And then there was a lot of black smoke. I mean our seats were completely burned up. The group was rescued by a couple of fishermen who had seen the smoke. Worley said it appeared that there may have been a problem with the fuel line, but that the incident is under investigation. Gary Morse,a FWC pu blic information officer,sai d the matter is under investi gation,but that it would b e weeks and maybe months before a report on the matter is issued. Elected officials go into the water Army Corps of Engineers reduces flow from Lake Okeechobee Courtesy photo Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care celebrate the opening of its new Sebring office, at 209 N. Ridgewood Drive, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday. Local dignitaries, v olunteers and other members of the community joined in the celebration. The new locationprovides for a comfortable, secure space for Cornerstones interdisciplinary team to meet and address patient needs in Highlands and Hardee counties as well as to accommodate the growing number of volunteers that support a variety of hospice programs. Officiating at the Cornerstone Hospice ribbon-cutting ceremonies, standing (from left) Kevin Roberts, CEO Champion for Children Foundation; Penny Ogg, Supervisor of Elections; Eric Zwayer, Highlands County Tax Collector; Deborah Harley, executive director f or Cornerstone Hospice Polk, Highlands, Hardee; Mandy Carlisle, patient care supervisor f or Highlands and Hardee counties; Dr. Percival Tamayo, Cornerstone Hospice medical director for Highlands and Hardee counties; Sebring Mayor George Hensley; Chuck Lee, president and CEO of Cornerstone Hospice. Bottom row (from left) Kelli Sullivan, Junior Miss Avon Park, and Jordan Wright, Miss Avon Park. Cornerstone opens Sebring office By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING City council members re-visi ted a city ordinance change request at T uesday evenings regular council meeting. Carl Cool addressed council once again f or a boathouse and dock permit ordinance a mendment. Cools client,who resides on L ake Charlotte,is seeking permission to b uild a bigger boathouse on his lakefront p roperty. The property owners requests were d enied by council back in June. The owner of Lake Charlotte Ranch has m odified the dock to fully meet city stand ards the dock is almost finished. The d ock is as far out in the lake as it is going to g o; the owner would like to have a few more b oat slips available. What has been cons tructed is in full accordance with city code. H e would like to have a little bit bigger boath ouse,Cool said. Councilman John Clark stated his dist aste for the idea of amending ordinances for o ne resident of the city. Opening this can of worms potentially a n issue for council and future councils. I d ont see anything particularly wrong or part icularly restrictive about our ordinance. T hink about the other properties on the lakes w hen you consider this,Clark said. Cool went on to state that the owner of t he property owns 180 acres of land and 1 ,800 linear feet of the lake front,a much larger piece of land than other property owners surrounding Lake Charlotte. The guy has 180 acres; he just wants to build a bigger dock and boathouse, Councilman John Griffin said. Exactly. If this was on say Lake Jackson I would not want to open any can of worms to let people start building huge docks or wide docks on Lake Jackson On this lake,he owns approximately one-third of the lake,of the front footage,Cool said. Griffin made a motion for Cool to come up with language for his requested ordinance change and get it to City Attorney Bob Swaine. The costs of Swaines legal services would be absorbed by the property owners, according to Griffins motion. City resident Gingerlee Mitchelllindo spoke during the publics comment section of the agenda item. How many exceptions are you going to make on this council simply based off of what one persons chooses to own Everyone should be treated equally; it shouldnt matter how much property someone chooses to own. I dont agree with it, Mitchelllindo stated. A 3-1 vote approved Cools request to generate language for further consideration by council regarding the requested ordinance amendment. Clark cast the dissenting vote. Council to consider ordinance amendment for boathouse SFSC holds Early Childhood Education Conference AVON PARK South F lorida State Colleges C orporate and Community E ducation Department will h old its annual Early C hildhood Education C onference from 8 a.m. to 3 :30 p.m. Saturday,Sept. 28 a t the SFSC Highlands C ampus,Avon Park. The conference is open to t he public and anyone who w orks with or cares for child ren. The day will be filled w ith speakers who will prese nt fun,interactive,and educ ational ways to engage with c hildren. Jane Kitson,also known a s Mother Goose,will be t he keynote speaker. She is t he author of more than 350 o riginal songs and fingerp lays that have been shared w ith more than 100,000 e arly childhood professiona ls in 47 states and Canada. Participants will leave w ith dozens of activities t hey can use right away. To learn more about K itson,visit her website at w,and c heck out her Facebook p age,Jane Kitson/Pocket P roductions. The conference cost is $ 39.50 and may be paid by c ash,check,or credit card. The course number (CRN) is 10869. Participants may register in Building B on the Highlands Campus or at any SFSC campus or center. For more information,contact Debbie Gutierrez,program specialist,at 784-7032 or email Circle plans Sausage FestivalLAKE PLACID The Placid Lakes Social Circle will host its second International Sausage Festival from 1-4 p.m. Sunday,Sept. 15 at the Placid Lakes Town Hall on Placid Lakes Boulevard. This year,there will be takeout available by reservation,and must be made the day of the festival only. Therewill be a choice ofPortuguese,Italian, German,Polish and hotdogs,baked beans,sauerkraut,cole slaw,potato chips,three-bean salad to complete the dinner.Masons offer Child IDsSEBRING Masonic District 25 will do Child IDs for children up through 18 years of age at two locations this week. These IDs will be taken at Alan Jay Kia,401 U.S. 27 South, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. This service is free of charge. Participants get a CD with their childs pictures,voice, fingerprints,emergency information and DNA. For more information,call Ross Canright at 452-0346.Outback collects school suppliesSEBRING Outback Steakhouse Restaurant is planning a Giving Back to the Community Day School Supply Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Lakeshore Mall parking lot. The event will feature local artist and young talent in the effort of raising school supplies for local schools. There will be face painting from the Clown College,coloring contests,kids games, homemade cookies,and an ice creak truck will also be available. There will be a 50/50 drawing,and prizes awarded to the best painting, best clay art and best over all. The entry fee is a bag of school supplies of your choice. These school supplies will also be offered throughout the month of August. With each donation, Community Briefs Continued on page A6


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 23, 2013 Page A3 And the cost to accomplish it? Were s till paying. It costs us $80 billion a y ear to keep more than 1.5 million peop le in state and federal prisons. And t hats just the financial hit. As drug trafficking and addiction f ueled violent crime, especially in the 1 970s, tougher sentencing guidelines w ere the natural legislative pushback. A nd once state and federal lawmakers g ot started, there was no turning back. Until last week. U.S. Attorney G eneral Eric Holder announced a new t ack in how federal prosecutors charge l ow-level, nonviolent drug crimes, the t ypes of offenses that have swept up d esperate addicts, relatively harmless h ustlers and even those who didnt know they were involved in a drug crime. Theres many a girlfriend who couldnt prove that she didnt know there were a couple of kilos in the trunk of her boyfriends car. Though they might not have deserved a pass, so many of them have been imprisoned for long terms wholly out of proportion to their offenses because sentencing has become a numbers game. Under Holders new guidelines, prosecutors will take into account a defendants criminal history and gang ties when pressing charges. ... In Florida, drug courts, initiated in Miami-Dade County, diverted first-time drug offenders from jail, got them into rehab and became a model for the nation to follow. Last year, data analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse found, as reported by the Associated Press, that in the 10 court districts in Florida with the most drug-case sentences after trial, Republican-appointed judges assigned stiffer average sentences in five districts, but Democratic appointees gave longer penalties in the other five. ... The responsibility lies with Congress. And from the bipartisan support that Holders changes received, lawmakers should plunge in, not just reconsidering minimum mandatory sentences, but also making sure sentences are based on empirical evidence of what works, not an arbitrary point system. This is the right time for lawmakers to act in the name of fairness and sentencing sanity 2014 elections not withstanding. An editorial from the Miami Herald. Drug sentencing should not be just a numbers game T he nation got tough on crime, and crime went down. Minimum mandatory sentences locked so many people away, especially on drug charges, t hat the prison industry had itself a building spree a cross the country. The launch of Al Jazeera America is arguably the best thing to happen in electronic journalism since the June evening 33 years ago when Ted Turner flipped a switch to inaugurate the nations first all-news television service, CNN. The preceding sentence is hard for some Americans to swallow. After all, the new channel is owned and operated by the leaders of Qatar, the oil-rich Middle Eastern emirate. Al Jazeeras global feeds, in Arabic and English, have been criticized on occasion for disseminating speeches by leaders of Al Qaeda. Some Americans among them, hosts at Fox News are openly critical of giving Al Jazeera a powerful voice on Americas cable and satellite dials. Here are three reasons why Al Jazeera America is important: Viewers able and willing to sample it (the service will initially reach roughly 48 million U.S. homes) will get a view of world affairs quite different from what is available on existing American TV. At a time when U.S. news organizations are closing foreign bureaus and cutting back on international coverage, this will be eyeopening and mindingexpanding. Existing cable channels, CNN, Fox and MSNBC, will be forced to step up their games in response. All three, which have lost viewers since the height of their respective popularity, will be studying the new service closely. They should pay particular attention when its executive director, Ehab Al Shihabi, says he plans less opinion, less yelling and fewer celebrity sightings. Finally, Al Jazeera America A-Jam, as its already known will help drive the conversation on international affairs. Its influence, at least at the start, is likely to be greater among editors and producers at competing outlets, and even among Washington politicians, than among the general public. The American channel is the crowning achievement for Qatar, a place about the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island, with a total population no larger than that of San Jose, Calif. Its English language feed has long been available to Americans via the Internet, but that is now blocked so a s not to compete with the new TV service. A-Jam has hired as its president Kate OBrian, an ABC-TVveteran of 30 years. She will be responsible for a staff that initially num bers more than 900, but few of them household names. When CNN began in 1980 its biggest on-camera star was Bernie Shaw, a veteran reporter previously at CBS. Most of the newsreaders were hired from local stations and a few from broadcast network operations. There were two little known husband-and-wife anchor teams, Don Farmer and Chris Curle, and Dave Walker and Lois Hart. Ted Turner, the visionary business tycoon who gambled on all-news TV, wanted the news to be the star. That was convenient, perhaps, since he couldnt afford the inflated network salaries, but it was also a blessing that set CNN on the right course. Viewers can expect the same from A-Jam. The point here is not to glorify the people behind Al Jazeera America, especially when their service has barely started. And judgments about the tone and objectiv ity of A-Jams newscasts should be harsh if it ever turns out that content is overtly filtered to please Middle Eastern interests. But Americans should at least be willing to sample the new channel, and do so with open minds. As a nation, we are more isolated from international news and views than most other democracies. At launch, Kate OBrian might well have described her mission as being, To provide information to people when it wasnt available before; to offer those who want it a choice. She could have dedicated the channel to, the American people, whose thirst for understanding...has made this venture possible. She could have said all those things about A-Jam simply by quoting Ted Turner, when he launched CNN. Peter Funts new book, Cautiously Optimistic, is available at and Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. A-Jam enters the mix Candid Thoughts Peter Funt Make sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY Old joke: two cannibals are eating a c lown and one says, Does this taste f unny to you? In a case of life imitating joke, politi cal partisans squared off in the case of t he Obama-mask wearing rodeo clown o ver whether his act was funny, or in d angerously bad taste. But partisans a nd most of the media are missing the p oint of what happened. The issue was a professional rodeo c lowns act with a political riff at the M issouri State Fair. He earned applause f rom many in the crowd and a lifet ime ban from working at the fair. D uring the rodeos entertainment port ion he appeared in a Barack Obama m ask with a broom attached to his butt. T hen another clown reportedly got up a nd played with the Obama masks lips a nd the audience was asked if they w anted to see Obama run over by a b ull and many loved it. But not all. There were complaints, i ncluding from one spectator who said t he anti-Obama yells made it feel like a Klan rally. The bit was condemned b y various Missouri Democratic and R epublican bigwigs, and the fair issued a statement calling the clowns act an unconscionable stunt that was inapp ropriate and not in keeping with the F airs standards. End of story? Nope. Rush Limbaugh s upported the clown, and Republicans d eclared it a free speech issue. D emocrats called it outrageous, disres pectful and encouraging violence. J udy Quest, past president of the C lowns International of America, wrote a CNN piece saying a real clown would n ot mock Obama that way and that t here is a clown community. She was then dissed by some GOPers, but there is a clown community: they go to clown conventions, have written professional standards and most avoid politics while performing. Republicans demanded Obama show he supports free speech by supporting the rodeo clown. Obama had nothing to say, but White House Josh Earnest said it was not one of the finest moments of his home state. Newsworks columnist Dick Polman nailed the reality. He noted that GOPers werent too concerned about free speech in 2003 when the Dixie Chicks Natalie Maines, while criticizing the Iraq war, said were ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas. Republicans denounced them, helped get their music off the air, and tried to ruin their careers. Partisans love free speech only when derisive speech is aimed at a president whom they hate; partisans hate free speech when derisive speech is aimed at a president whom they love, Polman wrote. And both sides play this game. [Republicans] love the clown, but hated the [Dixie] Chicks. Obama fans hate the clown, but loved the Chicks as well as the other musicians who dissed Bush back in the day (including Eddie Vedder, who used to hang a Bush mask on his microphone). He then offered advice that will surely be ignored: Can all partisans, on the left as well as the right, please take a chill pill? Those free speech values go both ways. If the Dixie Chicks want to say theyre ashamed of Bush, fine. And if the rodeo clown and the rodeo announcer want to mock Obama, fine. Its all in the spirit of our brutish American tradition. But the underlying issue is this: most fairs are government funded and dont want politics mixed into their general entertainment. Yes, rodeo clowns have used dummies of sitting Presidents, and candidates and political party activists meet voters at fairs to press the flesh. But the staffs, boards, directors and volunteers at fairs work all year long to create an event pleasing to ALLaudience members. If a political riff is done at all, it should be quick and done gingerly and the entertainer is always taking a risk of offending someone. If theres the issue of free speech, theres also the issue of when some kinds of political expression are appropriate. The Missouri Fairs action was really not surprising: offending parts of the audience with entertainment paid for by fair funds is not what fairs are all about. But partisans dont care because in politics outrage like incest is relative. Joe Gandelman is a veteran journalist who wrote for newspapers overseas and in the United States. He can be reached at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. The furor over the rodeo clown and the Obama mask Guest Column Joe Gandelman


Page A4 News-SunFriday, August 23, 2013 biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 3 1 4 4 8 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 By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Two of the C ity of Sebrings purchasing b ids will be sent out to bid a gain after council members v oted to pull the two items ( both electrical service bids) f rom the bid approval vote d uring Tuesday evenings c ity council meeting. The citys purchasing d epartment manager,Kirk Z immerman,presented the c ouncil with 10 items that h ad gone out to bid for the c ity. Zimmerman stated that t he previous protocol has b een to take the lowest bidd ers as number one prefere nce for specific jobs and u se second to lowest bidder f or the back up position for s ervices. The purchasing departm ent solicited its annual b ids,Zimmerman said. Staff recommends that the l owest bidder be the caveat a nd that the second be the b ack-up; the lowest bidder s hould be contacted first at a ll times. Zimmerman brought the c ouncils attention to the e lectricians bid. The lowest b id for the services came in a t $35 an hour rate from P ower Up Electric; the seco nd lowest bid was $36 an h our placed by Electric U nlimited. Part of the bid document ation stated that the firm s hould be located within two m iles of the city limit unless s pecified by the city council Power Up is located in S un N Lake. I drove that s egment; by way of road it is t wo and a half miles, Z immerman said. Council members began a l engthy discussion on w hether changes to the cont ract stipulations should be m ade in order to accommod ate Power Up Electric. The t wo-mile distance requirem ent is only required on the e lectrician and plumbing bid. Initially,council members m ade a motion to approve all b ids minus the electrician s ervice bid and to reject the b id from Power Up due to it n ot falling into the two-mile d istance requirement. Council member John Clark offered his opinion regarding the rejection of a company without having full clarification of how the distance requirement is measured. It doesnt say two miles driving or how the crow flies. I would be very careful rejecting a bidder without having that knowledge. He is the low bidder,thats why we bid,Clark said. Well hes not the best bidder,Councilman John Griffin said. Griffin made the point that the second lowest bidder has had many more years of experience working with the city. He argued that Electric Unlimited has a much better knowledge of the citys equipment and procedures and would ultimately save the city more money and time. The experience of one of the bidders,who has worked with the city for 15 years and knows where everything is and comes at the drop of a hat,versus these guys who have no experience at all and is going to cost us a lot more money for a dollar an hour, were going to worry about that,Griffin asked. City Attorney Bob Swaine advised council members it would be in the best interest to seek suggestions from city staff if that is the rationale the council members were going to take with the bidders. This depends upon what the ultimate goal of the bidding process is,stated City Administrator Scott Noethlich. Mr. Travers argument would hold to a degree on saving the taxpayers money. If the ultimate goal is to save the taxpayers money,his argument has some merit because he is very familiar with the system. Given that,it might be very difficult for anybody else to ever win a bid. Mayor George Hensley (who does not have a vote) made the suggestion to rebid the items and make a clearer distance requirement. Griffin amended his motion stating that bid numbers two and seven be pulled from the bid list and re-bid,adding clarification of the two-mile distance requirement for bidders. Its difficult. The way I drive may be a totally different route than how you drive,said council president Andrew Fells. So we want the two miles driving from a radius or a point from their business to any edge of the city limits. Griffin made the amended motion to re-bid the two items and add clarification to the distance traveled to provide services to the city. The vote was passed 3-1; Clark casting a novote. --Council members also passed the implementation of the Elan One Card during Tuesday evenings meeting. The Elan One Card,a company purchase card,will be provided by Highlands Independent Bank and can be used much like a company credit card to make purchases for city related items or services. It would be issued for small dollar purchases,purchases under $1,000 and for overnight accommodations. This will reduce the paperwork involved blanket purchase orders it also lowers the risks of non-paid items. Vendors Wal-Mart, Tractor Supply do not accept purchase orders,which is becoming more of a trend, Zimmerman explained. The department head would stipulate which employees would be issued cards; not every employee would not be issued one. Lou Edwards a representative from HIB,stated that each of the cards has $100,000 protection stipulations per cardholder. The card administrator would set up parameters for each of the cards. An account representative will work directly with the department head that sets up the cards for city staff. Council members voted to implement the Elan One Cards by the upcoming fiscal year of Oct. 1. The vote was 3-1; Clark casting the dissenting vote. Council clarifies city purchasing bid, resends Samantha Gholar/News-S un (From left) Garbriella Galvan, Oscar Avila Alberto Carvera and Enrique Galvan take home their backpacks filled with school supplies from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast office in Sebring last week. A total of 85 backpacks were given away to local students for the start of the new school year. Off to a good start MIAMI (AP) Family members of a 12-year-old boy who was infected by a rare and deadly amoeba say the organism that was attacking his brain is gone. According to a Facebook page the family set up to support Zachary Reyna, doctors told family members Wednesday morning that antibiotics defeated the infection,and tests showed negative activity from the amoeba. Thank you Jesus for giving us another day with Zac and another day of hope,a Wednesday Facebook post said. This is a small victory but we know the battle is not over. Extensive damage was done to his brain and we need to pray for any form of activity to come from his brain. Family members have told media outlets that the southwest Florida boy was infected with Naegleria fowleri (nuh-GLEER-ee-uh FOWL-er-eye),a microscopic single-celled living amoeba that is commonly found in freshwater lakes, ponds and rivers. It can cause a rare brain infection called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) that destroys brain tissue and is usually fatal,the Florida Department of Health said in a news release last week. State officials have confirmed Reyna is battling PAM. Infections from the amoeba are rare. Florida officials cited federal stati stics showing that 28 infections were reported in the U.S. from 2003 to 2012, mostly from exposure to contaminated recreational water. A person cannot be infected with the amoeba by drinking contaminated water,state officials said, and the amoeba is not found in salt water. Victims typically are exposed to the bug while swimming or doing water sports in warm ponds, lakes,rivers and canals du ring the hot summer month s, mostly in the South. Florida boy amoeba-free; still has brain damage


Special to the News-SunSEBRING What is 4-H? M ost will answer that 4-H is a program to show livestock, b ut Morgan Gibbs and her h orse Detail Express,also k nown as Dexter,prove there i s more to it. Morgan is in the H ighlands County 4-H Horse P rogram and is currently the p resident of Highlands C ounty 4-H Shooting Sports C lub. From age 4,Morgan fell in love with horses and ever since has been riding and competing with trainer Karen Moon,owner of Placid Acres Performance Horses. Morgan has had Dexter since April 12,2010, and loved him every day since. Dexter had been shown English and a little Western,but not taught Hunter Jumping before Morgan bought him. So with many years of hard work Morgan,along with her trainer,has taught Dexter the proper way to jump. Morgans first year in 4-H was in 2010-2011 in the Cracker Trail Saddle Club of Highlands County as a junior member. This was a 4-H Club dedicated to the horse project but also taught leadership,teamwork,and sportsmanship. In the Florida Horse Program,a rider must first go to the Area Horse Show to then qualify for the state show. However,a senior may qualify for the Southern Regionals Equestrian Event. Morgan Gibbs went to Area E in Tampa for the first time in 2011 competing in the Hunter and Western Divisions. Placing fifth in the Junior Hunter Hack and sixth in the Junior Hunter Under Saddle over 14.2 hands,Morgan qualified to go to the Florida State Horse Show in Tampa. At the Florida State Show,Morgan placed 10th in Junior Western Pleasure over 14.2 hands,fifth in Junior Showmanship,and ninth in Junior Hunter Showmanship. These placings qualified Morgan for the Southern Regionals Show,but since Morgan was a junior she was not able to compete at the show. The following year Morgan was not in 4H,but for the 2012-2013 4-H year, she returned as a senior and ready to compete in the Hunter Division. Even though Morgan Gibbs is a senior,she is the youngest in all of her classes because her birthday is on the cut-off for the 4-H year. On April 26 and 27,Morgan, along with two other girls from Highlands County, went to the Area E Horse Show. Placing first in Senior Hunter Hack,third in Senior Equitation Over Fences, third in Senior Hunt Seat Equitation,sixth in Senior Hunter Under Saddle,and eighth in Senior Showmanship,Morgan clearly qualified for the Florida State Horse Show. This is quite an accomplishment because Morgan was the only senior to go to the Florida State Horse Show from Highlands County. Then on July 11-13, Morgan Gibbs traveled to the Florida State Horse Show in Tampa. At the State Show Morgan placed third in Senior Hunter Under Saddle, sixth in Senior Hunt Seat Equitation,and 13th in Hunter Showmanship leading Morgan to be ranked 25th senior in the state of Florida. This meant that in her first eligible year Morgan had qualified for the Southern Regionals Equestrian Event receiving 21 points. The team then had to pack up and travel 14 hours away to West Monroe,La.,along with 50 other seniors from Florida. At the Southern Regionals Event,50 riders from 13 different southern states travel to the same location to battle it out for the top placings each year. So on July 31-Aug. 3 the Southern Regionals Events began. Morgan placed seventh in the Working Hunter over 14.2 Hands and eighth in the Hunter Showmanship against the some of the best teen riders in the Southern Region. Outside of 4-H,Morgan has shown in open shows around Florida,with a few Grand Champion and Reserve Champion titles in the Hunter Divisions. Morgan plans to go on to more in the AQHA shows and,hopefully,go on to Youth AQHA World one da y. Throughout the years of showing,Morgan has learned that you dont start out winning; you have to ride your way to the top. With her positive attitude and the help of her trainer, this team has the willpower to make it to the top. Morgan would like to thank her trainer,Karen Moon,parents,and grandparents for making her dreams a reality. Without my trainer pushing me to be my best,I wouldnt be half the rider I am today. So thank you very much for your help over the years, Mrs. Karen. You have believed in me since I first started to ride and it means more to me than you know. 4-H is open to any one between the ages of 5-18 regardless of race,color,se x, religion,handicap,or place of national origin. If interested in joining or voluntee ring with 4-H,contact Lauren Hrncirik,Highlands County 4-H agent,at 402-6540 or email www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 23, 2013 Page A5 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; rt hand read top after school; 0 0 0 3 1 4 3 6 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 8/23/13 p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 8 1 6 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 8/23/13; 0 0 0 3 1 8 1 7 G riffeth Anderson,17. M elanie remains in serious c ondition at Florida Hospital L ake Placid. The other two p assengers received minor i njuries and were treated on the scene. Cherie Lynn Starr of Lake Placid was also partly involved in the collision when the first vehicle struck the front of her Cadillac Escalade after it began rotating from the initial impact with the Hummer. Starr was uninjured in the collision. Driver one failed to see driver two as he began to cross U.S. 27 northbound, read the Florida Highway Patrol press release. Continued from page A1 Two injured in fatal crash Pigman couldnt say e nough good about the unit a nd personnel with whom he w orked in Kuwait. (The 4 8th) was absolutely wond erful to work for. Everyone u nderstood the mission. E veryone was spot on,he s aid. Unfortunately,he couldnt c ompliment his processing S tateside. I hate to say it,Pigman s aid,but my experience (demobilizing at) Fort Bliss was atrocious. I have a great concern we are not taking care of our warriors as they come home. The barracks were bad; the personnel did not show care or pay attention. I was very disappointed. If youre rude to a 54year-old lieutenant colonel, how are you going to speak to 18or 19-year-old privates? Pigman intends to follow up on the experience and has already been in touch with Senator Marco Rubio and his staff so they can work together. More immediately, Thursday morning he was on his way to buy paint for his honey-dolist,and planned to spend the afternoon brushing up the bathroom. Monday he returns to his duties in the emergency room. Continued from page A1 To-do list being addressed Morgan Gibbs is a rising 4-H youth with Detail Express By JIM SAUNDERS News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE A disability-rights o rganization has filed a federal lawsuit allegi ng that Florida has improperly wareh ousedpeople with mental illnesses in psyc hiatric institutions. The suit,filed last week in Tallahassee by t he non-profit Disability Rights Florida,is a p roposed class action on behalf of potentiall y hundreds of people and contends that the s tate is violating the Americans with D isabilities Act. It says that many people in i nstitutions could live in their communities if a dequate services were provided. The states mental health treatment facilit ies are not the most integrated setting a ppropriate to the needs of its residents,the l awsuit said. Hundreds of individuals are c onfined in these facilities,not because of n eed,but because the state does not provide t he necessary services in appropriate quality, q uantity,and/or location to allow them to l ive in the less restrictive and integrated sett ing. Disability Rights Florida listed two plaint iffs in the case. One,identified by the init ials T.W.,is a 32-year-old man who was c ommitted in December 2009 to Florida S tate Hospital in Chattahoochee. The other, i dentified as P.M.,is a 60-year-old woman w ho was committed in October 2010 and l ives at Northeast Florida State Hospital in M acclenny. The suit names the Florida Department of Children and Families and the state Agency for Health Care Administration as defendants. Whitney Ray,a DCF spokesman,said in an email Monday that the agency hasn't been formally served with the lawsuit but is evaluating the claims. Disability Rights Florida seeks a declaration that Florida is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. Also,it seeks an injunction that,in part,would prevent the state from administering mental health services in a setting that unnecessarily isolates and segregates individuals with disabilities from the community. The suit says that,as of June,61 people were seeking community placements from Florida State Hospital,107 were seeking community placements from Northeast Florida State Hospital and 71 were seeking community placements from South Florida State Hospital,which is run by a private contractor. But the proposed class is broader,as it includes institutionalized people who are capable of living in communities and also people who might be capable in the future. The case was filed as the state also battles two lawsuits alleging that it has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by placing some children with complex medical needs in nursing homes. The Agency for Health Care Administration has adamantly disputed the allegations in those cases,which include one filed last month by the U.S. Department of Justice. State accused of warehousing mentally ill


JAH LISSA RENAE KIRWAN Jah Lissa Renae Kirwan, age 20,passed away Friday,Aug. 16,2013. She had been a resident of Avon Park,Fla. for five years,coming from Orlando,Fla. Jah Lissa is survived by her mother,Sylvia Williams; father,Fitzhugh; step-father,Henry; son, Randall; grandparents,Ida Mae,Louise,Henry and Eddie. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 23,2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Apostolic Church of Jesus,920 S. Carolina Ave.,Avon Park,Fla. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday,Aug. 24, 2013 at Union Congregational Church, 106 W. Butler Ave.,Avon Park,,Fla.,with Pastor R. Keith Hicks officiating. Interment to follow at Washington Park Cemetery,Orlando,Fla. Arrangements by Marion Community Funeral Chapel 917 S. Delaney Ave. Avon Park,FL 33825 (863) 873-4577 Page A6 News-SunFriday, August 23, 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 SHAMBLIN, SHIRLEY; 9.347"; 2"; Black; main A ; 0 0 0 3 1 8 0 8 p articipants will receive a $5 c oupon. Call Ken Carter at 3 85-4329. Democratic Women meet Saturday SEBRING The D emocratic Womens Club o f Highlands County will h old its monthly general meeting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday 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. Continued from page A2 Community Briefs b enefit of this model is the a cademic time that we gain. F or example,while teaching a whole group lesson,there m ay be one or two students t hat are struggling with a c oncept. The teacher that is n ot teaching the content at t hat time takes those stud ents struggling and works w ith them more intensively w hile the core lesson never s tops,Spencer said. If t here is a student behavior t hat needs to be addressed, o ne of us can deal with that p rivately while the other c ontinues the lesson. The a cademic flow never stops. T his is not always the case w hen you are on your own. Not only does the times aving program benefit the s tudents,which is of course t he teachersnumber one prio rity,it also serves as benef icial to the instructors as w ell. Spencer stated that w orking closely with a t eacher every day allows for m ore brainstorming,more i deas and better problem s olving. This job is very demanding and there are not always the hours in a day to be able to check in with your team everyday. This model eliminates that feeling completely,Spencer said. Three other sets of instructors are currently using the Team Teaching Model in Woodlawn classrooms:Stephanie Gose and Darlene Brod teach Camp Learnalotin their firstgrade classes,"Successville is the team teaching model instructed by Kendra Fout and Sue Tarter in fourth grade,and Jennifer Reser and Mrs. McHargue also instruct a model class. Three other schools in Sebring have also implemented the Team Teaching Model in classrooms for the first time this year:Sun N Lake Elementary,Fred Wild Elementary and Cracker Trail Elementary. Cracker Trails fifth-grade HAART class is taught by Ian Belanger and Allisa Ibrahim. Students were busy Thursday morning using their brains in the dual classroom where 43 students are instructed. One side of the classroom is for direct instruction,the other side is used for centers and more one on one instruction,Assistant Principal Jeannie Inagawa said. It works well because he (Belanger) has been the math and science instructor and she (Ibrahim) is the reading,writing and social studies instructor. Each teacher teaches their specific subject,while the other teacher assists,so they were excited and happy to do this. Blending the common core standards with the next generation standards is the biggest challenge for these teachers. Instructors want to prepare fifth-graders for middle school but also to get the standards of the curriculum implemented into the classroom. Team teaching is emerging as the newest trend for elementary classrooms in the area. With three other schools using the Team Teaching Model,it will likely be a year of growth, excellence and enhanced learning in these classrooms. Continued from page A1 Time-saving program benefits the students Katara Simmons/News-Sun Cracker Trail fifth-grade HAART instructor Allisa Ibrahim (right) engages students with some social studies questions in the team teaching classroom Thursday morning. Ibrahim and fellow fifth-grade instructor Ian Belanger have teamed up to teach 43 students in one classroom for the first time at Cracker Trail. SHAWANDA HICKS Shawanda Kay Hicks, age 53,passed away Friday,Aug. 16,2013. She had been a life-long resident of Avon Park,Fla., and was a certified nursing assistant. Shawanda was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by sons, Antione Hicks and Marcus Swinton; brothers, Thomas,Richard and Terry Hicks; sisters,Rachel, Linda,Evelyn,Velma and Chinetta. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 23,2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Apostolic Church Of Jesus,920 S. Carolina Ave.,Avon Park,Fla. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday,Aug. 24, 2013 at Union Congregational Church, 106 W. Butler Ave.,Avon Park,Fla.,with Pastor R. Keith Hicks officiating. Interment to follow at Lincoln Gardens Centetry. Arrangements by Marion Community Funeral Chapel 917 Delaney Ave. Avon Park,FL 33825. (863) 873-4577 outside vendors were brought in,she said. Collins said,G4S reported Tuesday the cost of replacing the windows was approximately $8,000. G4S has spent an additional $21,000 on light fixtures,Lexan (a shatterresistent glass substitute), life safety equipment and other supplies for repairs. The Fire Marshall has approved four living quarters to be opened Thursday morning,and the juveniles at the facility will be moved back into them Thursday afternoon. The five other dorms should be ready on Monday. Currently,the plan is for the remaining youth, who are currently being housed at (Frostproof) to return Friday. Only one youth has been charged with felonies so far. He is at the Pinellas Juvenile Detention Center where he will remain until disposition. PCSO expects other juveniles to be charged in the near future as well. Continued from page A1 Obituaries G4S staff, APYA youth begin repairs By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace WriterCAPE CANAVERAL (AP) A pair of spacewalking cosmonauts installed a new telescop e mount on the International Space Station on Thursday despite a flaw in the device. Fyodor Yurchikhin and Aleksandr Misurkin making their second spacewalk in under a week initially gave u p trying to plug in the 6foot platform for a yetto-be-launched telescope. But after more than an hour of discussion at Russian Mission Control outside Moscow,the decision was reversed and the cosmonauts installed it. Yurchikhin and Misurkin reported that the base of the platform appeared to be misaligned because it wasnt assembled properly on the ground. The problem could prevent the future telescope from pointing in the right direction. We cannot spend a lot of time here,one of the cosmonauts complained as they struggled with th e equipment. They hauled the platform back to the hatch and went to work inspecting antenna covers; one of the protectiv e shields came loose Monday and floated off. But engineers near Moscow determined the misalignment could be overcome at a later date. So the cosmonauts lugged the telescope pla tform back to the work site and secured it. Earlier,the spacewalk ers removed a laser com munication experiment from that spot,even though it was tough working in that location. Tight quarters up here as far as anything to grab onto,one of the cosmonauts commented in Russian. You got that right,replied the other. The cosmonauts also ran into some difficulty tightening the antenna covers. Because of the flyawa y cover,the cosmonauts double-checked the remaining protective shields to make sure the y were secure. At least tw o were loose,one by a lot. PENSACOLA (AP) Eighteen students enrolled in an emergency medical technician class at Pensacola State College sprang into action when a woman was involved in a crash near the campus. The Escambia County Department of Public Safety recently sent letters to the students,commending them for helping to save a fellow students life on July 17. The Pensacola News Journal ( Y ) reports dental hygiene student Amy Stone was involved in a two-car crash that left her critically injured. The emergency medical technician students were getting ready to start class when they heard about the crash,at the entrance to the Warrington campus. The students quickly divided into groups and assessed Stone and the other victims,said public safety spokeswoman Sheila Nichols. Stone was partially ejected from her vehicle and was not breathing when the students got to her. They were able to clear her obstructed airway and put her in a neck brace. She was taken to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola. Three other victims including two children were treated for minor injuries. Stone attended the studentsAug. 7 graduation. By JULIE WATSON Associated PressSAN DIEGO (AP) A t entative deal has been r eached involving the sexual h arassment lawsuit against S an Diego Mayor Bob Filner b ut its unclear whether the a greement includes his resign ation,something demanded b y a chorus of fellow D emocrats and a long line of w omen who say Filner mist reated them. City Attorney Jan G oldsmith announced the a greement Wednesday e vening after three days of mediation before a former federal judge,but said he could not divulge any details until the proposal is approved by the City Council,which could happen Friday. The City Council has not heard of this proposal and our process at City Hall as well as the mediation process requires that we maintain the confidentiality of the proposal until they have heard of it,Goldsmith said. Filners attorneys did not respond to requests for comment. A city employee, Diana Palacios,tweeted a photo of the mayor Wednesday night leaving city hall with boxes in the backseat of a black SUV. The sex scandal swirling around Filner has plunged the city into political turmoil. The public has seen only glimpses of the mayor for the past several weeks. Meanwhile,a recall effort has started and women continue coming forward and saying Filner made unwanted advances and inappropriate statements to them. EMT students lauded for saving womans life Russian spacewalkers encounter faulty equipment Mayors fate unknown after settlement proposal


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 23, 2013Page A7 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-351 IN RE: ESTATE OF DOROTHY A. ROBINSON, Deceased. ORDER FOR SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION (testate) On the petition of CHERYL R. BARBIERE, aka CHERYL A. BARBIERE, and MARGARET E. ROBINSON for summary administration of the estate of DOROTHY A. ROBINSON, deceased, the court finding that the decedent died on June 15, 2013; that all interested persons have been served proper notice of the petition, or have waived notice thereof; that the material allegations of the petition are true; and that the decedent's estate qualifies for summary administration and an Order of Summary Administration should be entered, it is ADJUDGED that: 1. There be immediate distribution of the assets of the decedent as follows: Name and Address CHERYL R. BARBIERE 38147 Poplar Drive Willoughby, OH 44094 MARGARET E. ROBINSON 4205 N. Ardmore Ave. Shorewood, WI 53211 Asset, Share or Amount Each as to a one-half undivided interest in: A Portion of Lot 11B, and All of Lot 12A, of a REPLAT OF THUNDERBIRD HILL VILLAGE I, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 14, Page 35, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Said Portion of Lot 11B, more particularly described as follows: BEGIN at the Southwest Corner of Lot 11B of Replat of Thunderbird Hill Village 1; thence run North 0 degrees 05 minutes 49 seconds West and along the West Line of said Subdivision a distance of 2.22 feet; thence South 64 degrees 07 minutes 11 seconds East and parallel with the South Line of Lot 11B, a distance of 159.87 feet to a point of the Northwesterly right of way line of Thunderbird Hill Circle; said point being on the arc of a curve concave to the Southeast; thence in a Southerly direction along the arc of said curve and along said right of way line (curve having for its elements a radius of 100.00 feet, a central angle of 1 degree 08 minutes 45 seconds) a distance of 2.00 feet to the most Southerly Corner of Lot 11B; thence North 64 degrees 07 minutes 11 seconds West and along the South Line of Lot 11B, a distance of 158.14 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING. 2. Those to whom specified parts of the decedent's estate are assigned by this order shall be entitled to receive and collect the same, and to maintain actions to enforce the right. 3. Debtors of the decedent, those holding property of the decedent, and those with whom securities or other property of decedent are registered, are authorized and empowered to comply with this order by paying, delivering, or transferring to those specified above the parts of the decedent's estate assigned to them by this order, and the persons so paying, delivering, or transferring shall not be accountable to anyone else for the property. ORDERED on August 12, 2013. /s/ Angela Cowden Circuit Judge cc: Robert E. Livingston, Esq. August 23, 30, 2013 Century Storage Bayview 2609 Bayview St. Sebring, FL 33870 863-386-0880 Notice of Public Sale or Auction of the contents of the following storage units lcoated at Century Storage Bayview 2609 Bayview St., Sebring, FL 33870 on September 09, 2013 at 1:00 PMContents are said to contain Household Goods/Business Items unless otherwise specified. Unit Number Tenant Name L903 Cesar, Betty K767 Muha, Zachr A074 Wright, Arthur H574 Wyatt, Barbara L859 Cesar, Betty C234 Gammill, Norma F396 Devantoy, Bonnie L860 Cesar, Betty Sale baing made to satisfy landlord's lien. Cash Only. Contents to be removed within 48 hours from the time of the sale. August 23, 30, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282013CA000581GCAXMX SECTION NO. 10 MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. STANLEY J. BOGDAN; CAROL A. BOGDAN; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: STANLEY J. BOGDAN; CAROL A. BOGDAN AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following real property in Highlands County, Florida: LOTS 23, 24 and 25, Block 232, LEISURE LAKES SECTION FIVE, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 6, Page 30, in the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. ADDRESS: 834 Stotter St., Lake Placid, Florida 33852-5316 has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Highlands County, Florida, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses to the Complaint, if any, to Gregory A. Sanoba, Esq., 422 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801, on or before October 1, 2013, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATE: August 19, 2013 ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk ``If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 863534-4690 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.'' August 23, 30, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2013-CA-000044 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JUAN HERRERA A/K/A JUAN HERRERAQUERIAPA A/K/A JUAN QUERIPA AND MARIA HERRERA A/K/A MARIA LUGO HERRERA A/K/ A MARIA L. HERRERA A/K/A MARIA L. QUERIAP A A/K/A MARIA QUERIAPA A/K/A MARIA LUGO MACARIO A/K/A MARIA L. MACARIO A/K/A MARI A MACARIO, et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 13, 2013, and entered in Case No. 28-2013-CA-000044 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, is the Plaintiff and JUAN HERRERA A/K/A JUAN HERRERAQUERIAPA A/K/A JUAN QUERIPA AND MARI A HERRERA A/K/A MARIA LUGO HERRERA A/K/ A MARIA L. HERRERA A/K/A MARIA L. QUERIAP A A/K/A MARIA QUERIAPA A/K/A MARIA LUGO MACARIO A/K/A MARIA L. MACARIO A/K/A MARI A MACARIO, are the Defendant(s). Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on September 13, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK ``S'' OF SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES SECTION 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 13th day of August, 2013. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Cler k IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. 12-12632 August 23, 30, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 28-2012-CA-000960 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. PETER A. MARTIN, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 13, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 28-2012-CA-000960 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, Bob Germaine, the Clerk of the Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Highlands, Florida 33870 at 11:00 A.M. CST on the 13th day of September, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 1539, AND THE WEST HALF (W 1/2) OF LOT 1538 SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION F, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGES 64, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 13th day of August, 2013. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ASSISTANCE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN A PROGRAM OR SERVICE OF THE STATE COURTS SYSTEM, YOU SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR AT (863)534-4686 (VOICE), (863)534-7777 (TDD) OR (800)955-8770 (FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE), A S MUCH IN ADVANCE OF YOUR COURT APPEARA NCE OR VISIT TO THE COURTHOUSE AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO EXPLAIN YOUR FUNCTIONAL LIMITATIONS AND SUGGEST AN A UXILIARY AID OR SERVICE THAT YOU BELIEVE WILL ENABLE YOU TO EFFECTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE COURT PROGRAM OR SERVICE. 11-004601 August 23, 30, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000293 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, Plaintiff, vs. CHERYL L. WARD A/K/A CHERYL WARD A/K/A CHERYL LYNN WARD A/K/A CHERYL LYNN RAY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHERYL L. WARD A/K/A CHERYL WARD A/K/A CHERYL LYNN WARD A/K/A CHERYL LYNN RAY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 3, 2013, and Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 13, 2013, both entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000293, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2 is Plaintiff and CHERYL L. WARD A/K/A CHERYL WARD A/K/A CHERYL LYNN WARD A/K/A CHERYL LYNN RAY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHERYL L. WARD A/K/A/ CHERYL WARD A/K/A CHERYL LYNN WARD A/K/A CHERYL LYNN RAY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION N/K/A JESSICA WARD; are defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, bidding begins at 11:00 A.M., Eastern Time, on the 17th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 25, BLOCK 54, OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE(S) 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4316 Talbot Street, Sebring, FL 33872 Dated this 13th day of August, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk In accordance with requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Highlands County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator, at 863-402-6509 (Voice), via Florida Relay Services 711, by e-mail, by regular mail at 600 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 request for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the services. 11826.1845 August 23, 30, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 12000584GCAXMX Wells Fargo Bank N.A., as Trustee for Carrington Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2006-NC4 AssetBacked pass-Through Certificates, Plaintiff, vs. Richard T. Pedonti; Julie Anne Pedonti f/k/a Julie Kertesz; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 14, 2013, entered in Case No. 12000584GCAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein Wells Fargo Bank N.A., as Trustee for Carrington Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2006-NC4 Asset-Backed pass-Through Certificates, is the Plaintiff and Richard T. Pedonti; Julie Anne Pedonti f/k/a Julie Kertesz; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2 are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at, the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, beginning at 11:00 AM on the 17th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: AVON PARK LAKES UNIT 9, SOUTHWESTERLY 1/2 OF LOT 2585 PLUS LOTS 2586 AND 2587, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 100, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Dated this 14th day of August, 2013. ROBERT GERMAINE AS CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice), (863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxillary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. August 23, 30, 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 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 1050Legals Classified ads get fast results DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155


Page A8News-SunFriday, August 23, m P/T -Now accepting applications for Swimming Pool Technicians, Outside work. Exper. helpful but not necessary. Will Train. Must be self motivated and have good driving record. Drug Free Work Place. Pool Paradise. 863-382-7728 Leave Message MEDICAL ASSISTANT 20 25 hours per week for our Sebring Cardiology Office. Submit resumes to: LOCAL DRIVERWANTED F/T for Parcel Delivery must have at least 1 year of verifiable driving experience (within the last 3 yrs. immediately preceding the date of hire). Must have experience in a 14,000 GWR to 26,000 GWR van or truck. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass background and drug screening, must be able to lift 70lbs., be dependable and 21 yrs. or older. Send resume or go to Heartland Workforce. HANGIN TOUGHCONSTRUCTION Seeking licensed Drywall Finisher. Call Smokey @ 863-441-5634 Lic # HC01814. 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. 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. RETREAD TIRESales Rep: full time position sell tires to current and new customers; 5 years experience in retread tire recapping sales. College Degree or combination of college and experience. Assigned annual sales objectives; directly manages Tire sales within Florida; prepare major customers analysis target markets; track leads; work trade shows; identify alternative distribution opportunities; visit and educate customers; conduct scrap tire analysis, understand tire maintenance programs, weekly call reports and cold calling; must possess a valid FL driver's license; must pass background check; location: Avon Park. $40,000 base + commission. E-mail resumes to 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment 1100Announcements NOTICE OF SUSPENSION AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT TO: Frederick T. Reed Case No: 201206931 A Notice of Suspension to suspend and an A dministrative Complaint to revoke your license and eligibility for licensure has been filed against you. You have the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, Post Office Box 3168, Tallahassee, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publication, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the Department will dispose of this cause in accordance with law. August 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013 1050LegalsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instruction over the phone can be misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your 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 DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 23, 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 Sale 9000 Transportation2006 TRAVELTRAILER 33 Foot. Needs Minor Work. No Title. Make Offer. 863-763-9998 8400RecreationalVehicles 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 *MOVING SALE 517 Von Maxcy Rd. Francis I. Fri & Sat. Aug. 23 & 24, 7AM ? 70" Flat screen TV, Refrigerator (3 mos. old) Lg. Sofa w/ end recliners. Too Much To List. EVERYTHING MUST GO!! SEBRING *HOUSE CLEARING SALE 1608 Crescent Dr,. Fri & Sat, Aug. 23 & 24, 8am 1pm. Furn., Appliances, Tools. TOO MUCH TO LIST!! SEBRING SAT.Aug. 24th, 9 ?. 3717 Peugeot St. Mulit-Family Super Huge Sale! State of Florida Teacher & Music Minister raising money for Adoption. Clothes, electronics, furn., toys & more! Donations Welcome. SEBRING -MULTI-FAMILY. Furn., misc., household, lots of Christmas much of which are Avon items, also Avon Red Ruby dishes, etc., etc. Aug. 24 & 25, 7am-3pm. Everything must go! 4625 Higson Ave., off Lakewood. BUTTONWOOD BAYESTATE SALE 523 Bobwhite Dr. Fri Aug. 23 rd and Sat Aug 24 th 8am to 2pm King bedroom set, Huge white Entertainment center, kitchen stuff Microwave, counter frig, small appliances Dresser,60 TV, curio, 2 wood cabinets, Brand new total gym, 55 gal fish tank, Roll top desk, lamps, water pitcher collection, HUGE HO TRAIN SET UP exercise bike, Loads more&help;.please park on one side of the Street, be mindful of sprinklers & driveways. US 27 to Skipper-go in back entrance to sale Follow signs!!! Sale by~Transitions Now LLC AVON PARKMOVING SALE! Thur. Fri. 8 5pm. Sat. 8 12pm. 603 N. Lake Verona Blvd. Lawn mower, household items, linens, some furn. & more. 7320Garage &Yard Sales TV STANDBlack with 2 Doors. $20. 863-382-9022 NEW RELOADINGDie Sets 7MM Rem, Mag, 7MM WSM, 270 WSM. $75. (will separate) 863-414-1900 NEW RELOADINGDie Set Lee 300 Win. Mag. $25. 863-414-1900 LAWN MOWERQuick Cut 42" Huskee, 7 sp. 12hp. Twin cylinder. First $100 takes it. Call 863-465-4314. Leave Message. GEORGE FOREMANGRILL Counter Top. $10. 863-382-9022 CRAFTSMAN FREESTANDING 5' DRILL PRESS OLD BUT IT RUNS, $75. CALL 863-414-1900. COFFEE MAKEREmpire Supreme, model 2042, 18 cup Stainless steel. $15. 863-382-9022 BISSELL FEATHERLIGHTFloor & Tile Electric Sweeper. $5. 863-382-9022 BABY CRIB* CHILDLINE Excellent Condition! Ivory color, Includes all Linens (Comforter, Bumper pads & Sheets) $75. 863-382-8084 or 863-381-1467 7310Bargain BuysFOR SALE:Clarinet, $150. Phone 385-6331, cell 381-6511. 7260MusicalMerchandise 7000 Merchandise SPRING LAKE3BR, 2BA, 2CG, CHA, patio, ceramic tiled living, dining, kit., bath & halls, SS appliances, refrigerator w/ water on door, micro., W/D hook up. No pets or Smokers. 863-835-0061 SEBRING 3BR(Possible 4 BR), 1BA., Large Fenced Yard. Nice area, Indian Streets off Lakeview Dr. $700 Mo., Terms Negotiable. 863-446-1861 6300Unfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING LAKEJOSEPHINE 3/1, carport, work shop, CHA, washer/dryer. $500/mo. Call 863-699-1567 LAKE PLACED2 BR, 1BA, Lake Istokpoga privileges, C/H/A, Screen room. Country setting on 3 lots. Seasonal/ Short Term/ Yearly. Call 863-699-0045 6250Furnished Houses BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING2BR/1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping. $595/mo. 863-381-1861AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953 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 MOVE IN READY 2BR, 1BA, Tile floors, Washer/Dryer hook up, CHA, No smoke/pets. Near Schools. Queen Palm Ave. $500 per mo. + $400 sec. Call 863-655-0982 SEBRING 2/1 Newly remodeled, $425/mo. + sec. dep. 1646 Penny Ave. Call for details. 863-381-0357 or 863-446-2838. 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsPALM HARBORFactory Liquidation Sale 6 models to choose from 1200 sq. ft...$12K off! John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING KENILWORTHBLVD. Zoned C-1. 3224 sq. ft. Building. Good parking. Asking $95,500. By Appt. Only. email: 4160Commercial Prop.For Sale SEBRING 2/1Villa, 3018 Spinks Rd. $535/mo. $600 Security. No Pets. Call 863-385-3101 AVON PARK2/1 Single Story Villa, 1,000 sq. ft. All appliances stay. New Roof & A/C. $44,500. Negotiable Call 813-404-6131 4120Villas & CondosFor 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. SEBRING NOWHIRING Clerical/Administration. We are currently looking for an individual who is dependable, organized, self motivated and possesses great communication skills. Must be proficient in Word & Excel and Computer Literate. Duties include: office work, answering phones, filing, data entry & invoicing. Fax resumes Attn: Liz 863-382-1206 or Email: 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 2100Help Wanted*****PLEASE USE FILLER******AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00031438 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00031439


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By BRITTANYWHITTINGTON News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Volleyball s eason is back and in full f orce again this year, starti ng off with the annual P reseason Classic in the B lue Streak gym, the S ebring squad came to i mpress in their home o pener as they swept the F rostproof Bulldogs. The Lady Streaks are a y oung team this year, but a re led strongly by their t wo seniors. My senior leaders are b oth here, which is great, a nd thats Jordan (Hinkle) a nd Lindsey (Whittington) b oth, said Sebring head c oach Venessa Sinness. The Lady Bulldogs starte d off with service, but it w as a quick side out and S ebring grabbed possess ion. Hinklestarted off with t he serve for the Blue S treaks and went on a twop oint run, until an error c aused Frostproof to get t he ball back in their poss ession. Sebring soon sided out, g iving the sophomore l ibero Ansley Selander s ervice. Starting at 3-1, Sebring w ent on a short run, with a k ill by junior outside hitter, Hannah Tucker, put the Lady Streaks up 9-3 over the Bulldogs. In an attempt to cool the momentum of the booming Blue Streaks, the Frostproof head coach called a timeout trailing 16-11. Back in play, a kill by Sebring senior setter Whittington put the Streaks up 21-12 and they soon closed the set shortly after 25-18. Sebring started with the serve in the second set and went up quickly 7-5. Akill for freshman middle Cadie OHern brought the Lady Blue Streaks up 13-7. After a long volley between the two teams, Maci Harris ended the rally with a kill herself, tacking another point on for Sebring. Asingle-handed solo block by Whittington with an addition of a kill soon after put the Blue Streaks up 18-15. Two impressive kills by OHern added more to Sebrings lead and they would finish the second set 25-15. For the third, and what would prove to be the final set, the Lady Streaks started off with a 4-1 run, with a Tucker kill to bring the score to 5-1. Atricky tip by Whittington pushed the Streaks to 7-2. Football season kicks off t onight with all three H ighlands County teams in a ction. Tonights Sebring Kickoff C lassic, with the Blue S treaks facing the visiting M ulberry Panthers at F iremens Field, will have a o ne-time ticket price of $6. The game is an FHSAA s anctioned event, causing the t emporary price hike. Tickets to all remaining h ome games throughout the s eason will go back to the $5 n orm. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING In the first o f what should be a few t ense meetings this season, t he Lake Placid volleyball s quad got the better of A von Park Tuesday night in t he opening match of the S ebring Preseason T ournament, taking a 3-1 w in. Though the Lady Devils w ere without the services o f major middle Otisha S mith, first-year head c oach Shane Wirries feels h is squad has the depth, t alent and experience for a s trong season. We lost some good p layers to graduation, but I t hink weve gotten even s tronger, Wirries said. We gained some added s ize and this group has b een playing together for a w hile. We have the potent ial to be great, and will be v ery good regardless. That proved to be the c ase as the evening got u nderway in front of a sizea ble crowd in the Sebring g ym, evenly balanced between red and green. Though the Dragons, under their own first year head coach Charlotte Bauder, were at full strength and were looking to make a statement in this both county and district rivalry, Avon Park was matching them point for point early on. Akill from Lake Placids Jacalyn Baldwin and block from Breauna Corley helped the Dragons get out to a 4-2 edge, but as the duel went back and forth, an Imani Tate kill nudged the Devils in front 11-10. From there, another Tate S PORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, August 23, 2013 Last week I wrote about fishing the many brush piles in our lakes in Highlands County and thought it might be good to follow up with a column on fishing docks and other man-made structures. Similar to brush piles, wooden and metal docks hold fish, but finding and catching them is a little more difficult than fishing open water brush piles. For starters, you need to be a pretty good caster, or as many fishermen will tell you, you must have the ability to skip a lure or bait as far under the structure as humanly possible. Although bass could be anywhere under or around the dock, the biggest bass will tuck themselves in to the darkest recesses making it almost impossible to reach them. But not all docks hold fish, and even those that do typically only hold fish during certain times of the day or year. Many fishermen overlook docks in relatively shallow water assuming there's not enough water to hold the fish. That could be a mistake. Largemouth bass will move into incredibly shallow water, depths in inches if it meets their comfort zone. But for the most part, docks with 2-4 feet of water, or more tend to be the best spots. When scouting out docks, always look for those near or closest to deep water or vegetation. Since deep water is the true home for most bass, particularly large bass, doc ks in the closest proximity will generally be the most productive. So whens the best time to fish boat docks? Many fishermen would agree that bass can be found under docks almost any time of the day, but often midday, when the sun is at its peak, bass will seek out the cooler, shaded water even if its only for a short period of time. Bass fishermen often fail to work a dock thoroughly before assuming it holds no fish. Part of the reason for tha t is their inability to cast or skip a lure far enough under the dock to reach the bass. Skipping a bait is a real art, and unlike casting, generally requires a side arm approach allowing the bait to hit the surface of the water at the edge of the dock and continuing to skip until it reaches the farthest point Fishing docks Fishin Around... Don Norton See DOCKS, Page B4 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun The ladies of Lake Placid celebrate their win Tuesday night in the opener of the Sebring Preseason Tournament. Lady Dragons rally past Devils See LP, Page B4 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Freshman Cadie OHern flies high for a scoring kill as the Lady Streaks opened their season strong. Lake Placid vs. Okeechobee 7 p.m., Scarborough Stadium Sebring vs. Mulberry 7 p.m., Firemens Field Avon Park at Tenoroc 7 p.m., Titans Stadium Highlands County Kickoff Classics Page B3 Blue Streaks get the better of Lady Bulldogs See SEBRING, Page B3 MCTpho to Ichiro Suzuki reached a rare milestone, getting his 4,000th hit combined from his time in MLB and the Japanese League. By HOWIE RUMBERG Associated PressNEWYORK Ichiro Suzuki stood near first base after lining a single for his 4,000th hit, hugging his teammates one by one, basking in the resounding cheers of an adoring Yankee Stadium crowd. In that moment it did not matter that his name would not be listed in Major League Baseballs record book next to Ty Cobb and Pete Rose, the only two players to reach the milestone solely in the major leagues. Everyone involved Wednesday night knew: this was quite an achievement. I was overwhelmed, Suzuki said of the reception. The 39-year-old outfielder slashed a single the opposite way in the first inning off Toronto knuckleballer R.A. Dickey that bounced just beyond diving third basema n Brett Lawrie for hit No. 4,000 in a career split between Japan and the major leagues. With his 2,722nd hit in th e big leagues he passed Yankees Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig in his 13th season in the United States. The speedy outfielder amassed 1,278 hits in nine seasons with Orix of Japan s Pacific League. MLB does not recognize Suzukis overall mark, but players and coaches around the league marvel at the rarely heard number. Its an amazing feat, Yankees manager Joe Girard i said. Its a testament to how Suzuki gets 4,000th hit See HITS, Page B4


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 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 .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 through 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 Sebring 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 Elks GolfThe Sebring Elks Lodge No. 1529 monthly golf outing has been cancelled as our normal date is Labor Day and on ly a few teams have signed up. The next monthly tournament will be Monday, Oct. 7, at Golf Hammock. AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Boston 7554.581 Tampa Bay7253.5761 Baltimore6858.5405.5 New York6759.5326.5 Toronto5770.44917 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit 7452.587 Cleveland6958.5435.5 Kansas City6461.5129.5 Minnesota5570.44018.5 Chicago5174.40822.5 West Division WLPctGB Texas 7453.583 Oakland7155.5632.5 Seattle 5967.46814.5 Los Angeles5571.43718.5 Houston4185.32532.5 ___ Tuesdays Games N.Y. Yankees 8, Toronto 4, 1st game Tampa Bay 7, Baltimore 4 N.Y. Yankees 3, Toronto 2, 2nd game Minnesota 6, Detroit 3 Texas 4, Houston 2 Chicago White Sox 2, Kansas City 0 Cleveland 4, L.A. Angels 1, 14 innings Seattle 7, Oakland 4 San Francisco 3, Boston 2 Wednesdays Games Seattle 5, Oakland 3 Boston 12, San Francisco 1 Cleveland 3, L.A. Angels 1 Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 2 N.Y. Yankees 4, Toronto 2 Detroit 7, Minnesota 1 Texas 5, Houston 4 Chicago White Sox 5, Kansas City 2 Thursdays Games Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, late Minnesota at Detroit, late Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, late Fridays Games Minnesota (Deduno 7-7) at Cleveland (U.Jimenez 9-7), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Straily 6-7) at Baltimore (B.Norris 9-10), 7:05 p.m. Detroit (Fister 10-6) at N.Y. Mets (C.Torres 2-2), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 11-8) at Tampa Bay (Archer 6-5), 7:10 p.m. Texas (M.Perez 6-3) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 9-11), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (Redmond 1-1) at Houston (Lyles 5-6), 8:10 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 7-6) at Kansas City (W.Davis 6-9), 8:10 p.m. Boston (Lackey 8-10) at L.A. Dodgers (Nolasco 9-9), 10:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Richards 3-5) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 12-6), 10:10 p.m.NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta 7749.611 Washington6264.49215 New York5867.46418.5 Philadelphia5670.44421 Miami 4877.38428.5 Central Division WLPctGB Pittsburgh7452.587 St. Louis7353.5791 Cincinnati7255.5672.5 Milwaukee5572.43319.5 Chicago5472.42920 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles7452.587 Arizona 6560.5208.5 Colorado5969.46116 San Diego5770.44917.5 San Francisco5670.44418 ___ Tuesdays Games Colorado 5, Philadelphia 3 Arizona 5, Cincinnati 2 N.Y. Mets 5, Atlanta 3 L.A. Dodgers 6, Miami 4 Washington 4, Chicago Cubs 2 Milwaukee 6, St. Louis 3 Pittsburgh 8, San Diego 1 San Francisco 3, Boston 2 Wednesdays Games Atlanta 4, N.Y. Mets 1, 10 innings St. Louis 8, Milwaukee 6 Boston 12, San Francisco 1 San Diego 2, Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 4, Colorado 3 Cincinnati 10, Arizona 7 L.A. Dodgers 4, Miami 1 Washington 11, Chicago Cubs 6 Thursdays Games Arizona at Cincinnati, late L.A. Dodgers at Miami, late Washington at Chicago Cubs, late Colorado at Philadelphia, late Atlanta at St. Louis, late Pittsburgh at San Francisco, late Fridays Games Arizona (Miley 9-8) at Philadelphia (Hamels 5-13), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 11-7) at Miami (Koehler 3-8), 7:10 p.m. Detroit (Fister 10-6) at N.Y. Mets (C.Torres 2-2), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 9-9) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 8-10), 7:10 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 7-6) at Kansas City (W.Davis 6-9), 8:10 p.m. Atlanta (Medlen 10-11) at St. Louis (Wainwright 14-7), 8:15 p.m. Boston (Lackey 8-10) at L.A. Dodgers (Nolasco 9-9), 10:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 7-13) at San Diego (Volquez 9-10), 10:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 4-3) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-7), 10:15 p.m.AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Buffalo2001.0006436 New England2001.0005643 N.Y. Jets110.5005439 Miami120.3336451 South WLTPctPFPA Houston2001.0005130 Indianapolis110.5004056 Jacksonville020.0001664 Tennessee020.0004049 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore2001.0007139 Cincinnati2001.0006129 Cleveland2001.0005125 Pittsburgh020.0002642 West WLTPctPFPA Denver110.5002046 Oakland110.5003945 Kansas City020.0002632 San Diego020.0003864NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Washington2001.0004634 N.Y. Giants110.5003033 Philadelphia110.5003640 Dallas120.3334851 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans2001.0004533 Carolina110.5003331 Atlanta020.0003361 Tampa Bay020.0003769 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago110.5005052 Detroit110.5003241 Green Bay110.5001924 Minnesota020.0002947 West WLTPctPFPA Arizona2001.000297 Seattle2001.0007120 San Francisco110.5002123 St. Louis020.0002646 ___ Thursdays Games New England at Detroit, late Carolina at Baltimore, late Fridays Games Seattle at Green Bay, 8 p.m. Chicago at Oakland, 10 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Chicago188.692 Atlanta 149.6092.5 Indiana 1214.4626 Washington1215.4446.5 New York1015.4007.5 Connecticut717.29210WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Minnesota187.720 Los Angeles188.692.5 Phoenix1412.5384.5 Seattle 1213.4806 San Antonio916.3609 Tulsa 818.30810.5 ___ Tuesdays Games Atlanta 88, Minnesota 75 Chicago 79, Washington 73 Phoenix 89, Tulsa 86 Seattle 77, Los Angeles 57 Wednesdays Games Indiana 80, San Antonio 63 Thursdays Games Minnesota at Connecticut, late Fridays Games Atlanta at Washington, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Tulsa, 8 p.m. New York at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Seattle at Phoenix, 10 p.m.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLSuspended Houston DE Antonio Smith two preseason games and one regular-season game for a flagrant violation of NFL safety rules. BALTIMORE RAVENSTraded WR David Reed to Indianapolis for RB Delone Carter. BUFFALO BILLSNamed Gregg Brandon vice president and general counsel. DALLAS COWBOYSAgreed to terms with MLB Sean Lee on a six-year contract extension through the 2019 season. HOUSTON TEXANSActivated RB Arian Foster from the PUP list. NEW YORK GIANTSPlaced WR Titus Ryan on the exempt-left squad list. NEW YORK JETSPlaced FB Lex Hilliard on injured reserve. Signed WR Marcus Rucker and OL Scott Wedige. OAKLAND RAIDERSPlaced OT John Wetzel and PK Eddy Carmona on the waived-injured list. PITTSBURGH STEELERSActivated TE/FB David Johnson from the PUP list. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERSSigned PK Rian Lindell. Released LB Joe Holland. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Football vs.Okeechobee,Kickoff Classic,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Okeechobee,6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football vs.DeSoto,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Football vs.Mulberry,Kickoff Classic,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Golf at West Orange Invitational,Orlando,1 p.m. MONDAY: Girls Golf at Bartow,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Lakeland,Sun N Lake,4 p.m.; Swimming at Winter Haven,5:30 p.m. SFSC TUESDAY,Aug.27: Volleyball vs.Warner University,7 p.m. FRIDAY,Aug.30: Volleyball at Indian River Tri-Match,vs.Lake Sumter,1 p.m.,vs. Indian River,3 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Football at Tenoroc,Kickoff Classic,7 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football at Sebring,7 p.m.; Volleyball at All Saints Academy,7 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Ft.Meade,River Greens,3:30 p.m.; Girls Golf,vs.Lake Wales,River Greens,4 p.m.; Swimming at Sebring Invite,5:30 p.m. B O X I N G F R I D A Y 9 : 3 0 p m Argenis Mendez vs. Arash Usmanee. E S P N 2 S A T U R D A Y 1 0 : 2 5 p m Abner Mares v. Jhonny Gonzalez . . S H O W H I G H S C H O O L F O O T B A L L S A T U R D A Y N o o n Apopka (Fla) at Byrnes (SC) . . . . . E S P N 3 p m Plant vs. Godby . . . . . . . . . . S U N 3 : 3 0 p m Lincoln (Fla) vs. South Gwinnett (GA) . E S P N 7 p m Washington (Fla) at Norcross (GA) . . E S P N 1 0 p m Central (CA) at Valor Christian (CO) . E S P N 2 B A S E B A L L S A T U R D A Y 1 2 : 3 0 p m Little League World Series, Intl Final. . A B C 3 : 3 0 p m Little League World Series, USA Final . A B C M L B F R I D A Y 7 p m N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay . . . . . S U N S A T U R D A Y 4 p m Regional Oakland at Baltimore, Boston at . L.A. Dodgers or Detroit at N.Y. Mets . . F O X 7 p m N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay . . . . . S U N 8 : 3 0 p m Chicago Cubs at San Diego . . . . . W G N Times, games, channels all subject to change T E N N I S F R I D A Y 1 p m WTA New Haven Open at Yale . . E S P N 2 3 p m ATP Winston-Salem Open . . . . E S P N 2 7 p m WTA New Haven Open at Yale . . E S P N 2 S A T U R D A Y 1 2 : 3 0 p m ATP Winston-Salem Open . . . . . C B S 3 p m WTA New Haven Open at Yale . . E S P N 2 W N B A S A T U R D A Y 7 p m Chicago at Atlanta . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 A U T O R A C I N G F R I D A Y 5 : 3 0 p m NASCAR Irwin Tools Night Race, Qual E S P N 2 7 : 3 0 p m NASCAR Food City 250 . . . . . . E S P N S A T U R D A Y 7 : 3 0 p m NASCAR Irwin Tools Night Race . . . A B C G O L F F R I D A Y 9 : 3 0 a m EuroPGA Johnnie Walker Champions G O L F 1 2 : 3 0 p m PGA Cox Classic . . . . . . . . G O L F 3 p m PGA The Barclays . . . . . . . . G O L F 6 : 3 0 p m LPGA Canadian Womens Open . . G O L F S A T U R D A Y 1 p m PGA The Barclays . . . . . . . . G O L F 3 p m PGA Cox Classic . . . . . . . . G O L F 3 p m PGA The Barclays . . . . . . . . C B S 5 p m LPGA Canadian Womens Open . . G O L F 7 : 3 0 p m PGA Boeing Classic . . . . . . . G O L F N F L P R E S E A S O N F R I D A Y 8 p m Seattle at Green Bay . . . . . . . . C B S S A T U R D A Y 7 : 3 0 p m Tampa Bay at Miami . . . . . . . . N B C 8 p m St. Louis at Denver . . . . . . . . . C B S LIVESPORTSONTV Major League Baseball NFL Preseason Transactions WNBA Page B2 News-SunFriday, August 23, 2013


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 23, 2013 Page B3 rfn tbb rrfrtbbb rrntfr rrnbnbf bbbrrrnrn tbrbr rnbrbrfb ffbf brbbfb frntrbr Special to the News-SunThere are two 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 the second one for 2 5-percent off. Aug. 24, Noon Hillsborough River We will meet and launch f rom John B Sargeant Park o ff of Hwy 301 in Tampa a nd paddling down to Trout C reek Wilderness Park. We will make a stop h alfway down at Morris B ridge Park for lunch. Bring your (waterproof) c ameras and be on the looko ut for gators, turtles and birds Oh my! Aug. 31, 10 a.m. Peace River We will meet and launch from Brownville Park north of Arcadia and paddle down to the public boat ramp off of Hwy 70. This is a full day (4-5 hr) paddle downstream with a fairly swift current. Be prepared to stay in the kayak for the entire trip as high water levels may not allow us to get out. Pack a lite lunch that you can eat while traveling. All trips are $39 per person (single or tandem kayak) and includes kayak, equipment, tour fee and shuttle Cost is $10 per person for those bringing their own kayak (except Lake Jackson trip) which includes tour fee and shuttle All reservations must be confirmed via phone or email at least 24 hours prior to trip. Kayaking is a water activity, you will get wet so dress appropriately. Sebring Kayak Tours reserves the right to cancel any tours that do not meet the minimum amount of participants. We do not typically cancel tours due to rain unless we encounter dangerous weather such as thunder/lightning. Sebring Kayak Tours two more August outings Golf Hammock Last Monday, Aug. 19, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am points at Golf Hammock Country Club. In A group Mike Anselm scored plus 1 for first place and Les Campbell came in second at minus 1. Doug Haire had a plus 6 that was good for first place and David Mulligan came in second at plus 1. Pete Mezza scored with a plus 13 to take first place in C group and Jimmy Black in second place with plus 2. In D group Karl Mellor had a plus 6 to take first place and Dave Hankinson came in second at plus 5. In E group new comer Dennis Berard came in first with plus 8 and Larry Spry came in second place with plus 5. During the day of play, 85-year old Pete Mezza scored 4 over par of 76. To say he is excited is an understatement. He was in a foursome with David Mulligan, Sal Sbodo and Karl Mellor. Next Monday the Mezza group will play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. There will be free hamburgers, cheeseburgers and beer for players in the Monday group. Please call Pete at 382-1280 for more information.Lake June WestA Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, Aug. 15. The team of Doyan and Donna Eades, Walt Nage, Dick Denhart and Charlotte Mathew came in with a 53 for the win, while Ken Rowan, Don Boulton and Larry and Chris Heath finished with a 58 for second. Denhart had both closest to the pins on the day, getting to 30feet, 3-inches from No. 2 and to 23-feet, 2inches from No. 4. The Mens League took to the course on Wednesday, Aug. 14, with Doyan Eades, Bill Fowler and Larry Heath getting the win with a 42. A tie for second with dueling 47s was settled by a match of cards and gave the nod to Paul Martin, Joe Swartz, Walt Nagel and Fred Neer, while third went to Dick Denhart, Jack Maginnis and Don Boulton. In closest to the pin, Martin got to 24-feet, 10-inches from No. 8, Boulton to 23-feet, 6inches from No. 4 and Martin to 8-feet, 5inches from No. 2.SpringLake On Tuesday, Aug. 20, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held a Two Man Team Net Score flighted competition on the Cougar Trail course. First place in the A Flight was won, at 136 strokes, by Jan Hard and Richie Eastep, won primarily on the basis of Mr. Easteps net 64 score. Joe Austin and Bob Rogers came in second place at 145 strokes aided by Mr Austins net 68. Third place went to Will David and Charlie Keniston with 146 strokes. In the B Flight, Rick Nelson shot a net 66 in helping himself and Dan Porter to take first place at 136 strokes. Second place in B went to Jay Payne and Ed Clay, who shot a combined 138 net strokes. Ray McKenzie and Larry Miesner took third place at 140 strokes based on Mr McKenzies slow, consistent, and sneaky net 64. Dan Hohne/News-Sun Jordan Hinkle goes up to throw the hammer down during Sebrings sweep of Frostproof Tuesday night. Apair of kills by OHern e xtended their lead more 104 Running out of time and o ptions, the Bulldogs called a timeout at 12-5. But, unable to be cont ained, OHern became a w all at the net and added her f irst solo block to her r ecords, putting her team up a t 14-5. Hinkle put on three m ore points with her service, a llowing the Streaks to have a comfortable cushion at 229 Akill by junior middle C aylin Webb finished the set 2 5-12 and complet the S ebring sweep of Frostproof. We did a good job setting t he ball tonight, which I e xpect from Lindsey, S inness said after. I was r eally impressed with Cadie r eally stepping up as a freshm an. We have plenty of r oom for improvement, but it w ill come around as our g irls gain more experience. The Streaks took on count y rival Lake Placid in the c hampionship on Thursday n ight in the tournament w rap-up. See Sundays News-Sun f or recap. Continued from B1 Sebring sweeps rf rnt Associated PressBIRMINGHAM, Ala. South Carolina will host Texas A&M next year in the first conference football game to be televised on the Southeastern Conference Network. The league released its full 2014 league schedule on Wednesday, which includes eight games for all 14 teams. The schedule uses a 6-1-1 format that includes six games against all division opponents, one permanent non-divisional opponent and one rotating non-divisional opponent. The SEC Network is scheduled to debut on Aug. 21, 2014 and will have one week on air to prepare for the South Carolina-Texas A&M showdown on Aug. 28. The SECs leadership is reviewing the scheduling process and changes could be made by 2016. The SEC Presidents and Chancellors have committed to a review of football scheduling to be completed in time for preparation of the 2016 schedule, SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said in the release. The objective of this review is to develop a scheduling format for the 2016 season and beyond, which will be in th e best interests of the conference. There are 14 weekends in the 2014 season, giving each team 12 games and tw o off weeks. There is at least one conference game during all 14 weeks. The leagues championship game will be played at the Georgia Dome for the 23rd consecutive year on Dec. 6, 2014. S Carolina-Texas A&M kick off SECs 2014 schedule


u nder the dock. Often, a bass will strike t he bait as it skips, not waiti ng for it to even reach its d estination. Ive seen skilled fisherm en skip a bait 10-15under a long dock and then be r ewarded with a monster b ass, and Ive also seen m any not-so-skilled, hit the d ock with their bait or snag i nto the wood. It does take some practice, b ut once learned, its a deadl y technique. Plastic baits are often the b est choices, since they can b e rigged weedless, so even i f you hit the dock or run up a gainst the wood pilings, the b ait will generally slide over t he surface. Weedless jigs are also e ffective, but many fisherm en will skip lures, like a R apala or small crank bait, a nd when they do, precision c ounts. One of the best baits to s kip under a dock is the new s wim baits. Rigged with a weighted h ook, Texas rigged, these 46 baits skip nicely and the b ass seem to love them. Weighted or un-weighted p lastic worms are also very e ffective. Bass will often hit the bait a s it falls. One final word of caution, w hen you hook up with a b ass, get him out from under t he structure as quickly as y ou can. Any hesitation on your p art and the fish will quickly e ncircle one of the many w ooden support beams and o nce that happens, its really t ough to get them out. Ive seen guys skip a bait a ll the way back into a hidd en spot only to have a bass g rab the bait and exit out the o ther side. This can be extremely f rustrating as the bass heads o ut to open water and your l ine presses up against a b eam, often weakening or b reaking even the toughest m onofilament. If youre going to fish d ocks, a good braided line in 2 0 30 pound test is recomm ended. W ednesday Bass Tournament We had a good turnout last W ednesday for our morning t ournament. Seven boats competed f rom 7:30 a.m. to Noon and t he team of Steve Dubois a nd Dan Stewart won with t heir three fish limit weighi ng 6.72 pounds. Second place went to Bob M ysliwy and Richard Neely w ith 5.82 pounds and third p lace finisher was Dwight A meling with 5.78 pounds. Lots of fish were caught, but most were in the 14-16 range. Big fish have been pretty scarce. By the way, the picture in last weeks column had the wrong tagline. The picture was of Dwight Ameling with the three bass he caught that won that particular tournament but the tagline identified him as Paul Tardiff. Sorry about that Dwight! Starting this week, we are holding a second tournament on Friday at Lake Glenada. For those interested, the tournament will be from 7:30 a.m. to Noon, 3 fish limit, 14 size limit, and either one or two participants per boat. Entry fee will be $20 per boat with 100 percent of the money paid out to first and second place. Lake Glenada holds some really big bass so if you get a chance, come on out and join us!Got bait?Well it appears we will finally be able to offer live bait to our customers at REDS II. The shiner tank is scheduled to be delivered on Tuesday, with live shiners and minnows arriving Wednesday. In addition, well be offering redworms, nighcrawlers and waxworms. In season, wild golden shiners and crickets will also be available. Were now open seven days a week, M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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. Page B4 News-SunFriday, August 23, 2013 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 8/23/13; 0 0 0 3 1 8 1 5 Continued from B1 Courtesy photo Gerald Swindle, a professional bass fisherman, shows some tricks of the trade of dock fishing. Docks, bass and bait Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Mary Grace Bates hits the deck to get this dig during Mondays opening win for Lake Placid at the Sebring Preseason Tournament. kill, along with one from Marina Torres and a Shalonda Jordan block, Avon Park outscored Lake Placid 14-6 for the 25-16 win. There were the opening night jitters, Bauder said. Being on Sebrings court, playing against Avon Park, it took a while for the girls to get settled. They are a very strong team, very good defensively at the net, she continued. But once we were able to settle in and start hitting it to different areas, thats when we got going. Jumping out to an 8-1 lead in the second game was proof that the Dragons were settled in, though the Devils werent simply going to let the tide turn so completely. They battled back to within three at 11-8 on a Torres kill, though a flurry of short runs by Lake Placid soon pushed the lead to 10 at 22-12. Afour-point swing had Avon Park narrowing the gap to 22-16, but the Dragons would allow just one more point the rest of the way to take the 25-17 win and even up the match at a game apiece. And while it seemed momentum was in the grasp of Lake Placid after the win, the Lady Devils had other ideas as, after a Bella Carabello kill made it an 8-7 game, Avon Park scored the next four to open up the lead to 12-7. Then the Dragon hitters started connecting, as two kills from both Baldwin and Corley surged Lake Placid to a tie at 17. And this time, the momentum stayed with the Lady Dragons as they scored the final eight points of the contest to take a 2-1 lead with a 25-17 win. Again, Avon Park showed they werent about to fold up their tent as Aaliya Eastburn had consecutive scores on a block and misdirected tip to put the Devils up 14-12. They continued to hold the lead as the teams split the next eight points, 4-4. But Lake Placid newcomer Bella Carabello soon made her presence known with back-to-back kills that put the Dragons up 19-18. Avon Park made one last push, tying it at 20-20, but a five-point run from Lake Placid closed it out and sent them to Thursday nights title game against the host Lady Streaks, who swept past Frostproof in Tuesdays nightcap. Avon Park is definitely a good team to go up against because they always fight back hard, senior Dragon Joanna Sanchez said. The experience in overcoming challenges helped us to play through tonights ups and downs. Wirries was in good spirit s despite the loss, as he knows what he has with his players. He has, after all, coached most of them during his time as the head coach at both the middle school and junior varsity levels though he know s the challenge his team faces in the district this year. Were going to be all righ t, this is a good group that had a real good summer, he said. We went 7-1 during the summer league at SFSC, though our one loss was to Lake Placid. The Devils were set to fac e another district foe, Frostproof, in Thursdays closing night of the tournament. See Sundays News-Sun for the recaps of both Thursday night contests. Continued from B1 LP overcomes Lady Devils in tournament opener hard hes worked, how long hes been in the game, how he stays healthy, how he goes about his business. Suzuki was surprised when his teammates streamed out of the dugout and surrounded him at first base, Curtis Granderson giving him the first hug. The broad grin that broke out when he saw his team said it all. It was supposed to be a number that was special to me, but what happened tonight I wasnt expecting, Suzuki said. When my teammates came out to first base it was very special, and to see the fans. I wasnt expecting so much joy and happiness from them and thats what made it very special tonight. Suzuki acknowledged the fans by doffing his helmet and bowing several times, the final one toward the Blue Jaysdugout. You never want to be the guy that gives up the milestone, Dickey said. That being said, what an incredible achievement. The manner that hes done it is equally impressive. When he went to his position in right field for the second inning, Suzuki tipped his cap to the fans who greeted him with a standing ovation. A.353 hitter in Japan in a career that began in 1992, Suzuki became the first Japanese-born non-pitcher to sign with a major league team. He smoothly made the move from Orix to the Mariners in 2001 when he was 27. He was selected AL Rookie of the Year and MVPin his first season, when he batted .350, had 242 hits and stole 56 bases Suzuki had at least 206 hits in each of his first 10 years in the majors, peakin g in 2004 when he set the record for hits in a season with 262. He has a .320 career ave rage in the majors. According to STATS, Suzuki has the most hits through the first 13 season s of a big league career. Despite his age, Suzuki should have a good shot at the revered major league mark of 3,000 hits. He is signed for one mo re year with New York at $6.5 million, and the 10-time Gold Glove winner is still an outstanding outfielder. Continued from B1 Hits pile up for Ichiro


Outreach events plannedComprehensive Health Care has scheduled a number of outreach events: Monday 1 p.m., caregivers support group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun N Lake, Sebring. Tuesday 12:30 p.m., health fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring. Wednesday 7 a.m., health fair, Tanglewood, U.S. 27, Sebring.SNAP available to qualified seniorsAttention citizens who are 60 years of age or older: Are you having trouble making ends meet? Could you use a little help with your grocery bill? Do you live in Highlands, Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee, or Polk County? If so, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) may be able to help you pay for some of your groceries. The West Central Florida Area Agency on Agings Aging Resource Center has a team of specialists who can help you complete your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance application over the phone. Call at 800-96ELDER or 800-963-5337. DearPharmacist: I have t rouble with prescribed s leeping pills, they make me d o crazy things like sleep w alk, eat and wake up famil y members in the middle of t he night just to chat. W hat are natural options? A.A., Superior, Colo. Answer: It depends on w hat kind of insomniac you a re. About one-fifth of A mericans experience i nsomnia every night. W omen versus men, and seni ors versus younger folks t end to have sleep disturb ances. I wrote an entire chapter a bout insomnia and natural r emedies in my first book, The 24-Hour Pharmacist. H eres a summary: Creepy Crawlers: You f all asleep just fine but s omewhere around 3 a.m., y ou wake up and cant get b ack to sleep. You consider p utting away dishes, folding l aundry, or vacuuming. D ont! Make enough noise at t hat hour and your spouse w ill likely duct tape you to t he bed post. For Creepy C rawlers I recommend M elatonin. It increases the n umber of hours that you s leep. You may be wondering if i ts OK with Ambien, Xanax o ther medications. It should b e fine since we make melat onin in our brains anyway, s ome people just run short. I ve read research that sugg ests it might dampen your mood slightly, however, it is terrific for people who have autoimmune disorders. Ask your physician if its right for you. Antenna Heads: You climb into bed at a reasonable hour, but your brain becomes an antenna for every thought on the planet. Some of you go into rewind mode thinking about the day and what you should have done, should have said, and needed to accomplish but didnt. When you're fully maddened and start cursing the sheep, you drift off at 2 in the morning. Antenna heads will do well with a relaxing herb about an hour before for bed, such as chamomile and lavender tea. Take 2 teaspoonfuls of dried chamomile herb, and 1/2 (one half) teaspoon dried lavender and steep that for two to three minutes, sweeten if necessary and enjoy. These herbs will settle your brain down, and calm a nervous stomach. They are also available as liquid herbal extracts. Bed Bugger: You fall asleep fine, even staying asleepthrough the night, but you thrash or wake up a lot; maybe you have bizarre dreams. The hallmark is fitful sleep. Bed buggers do extremely well on the couch (just kidding). My husband used to be a bed bugger, and steal the sheets in one roll over, but luckily, hes fine now. Bed Buggers respond to supplements that relax the central nervous system, for example, magnesium, a natural chill pill and muscle relaxant. Two other great choices are glycine and Chinese skullcap. Please look in your medicine cabinet. Thyroid medicine, blood pressure drugs, cold medicine and asthma inhalers are stimulating, so take them earlier in the day. If youre craving more information and remedies for sleep, sign up for free newsletter (at my website) and Ill send you more choices to help you fall asleep. 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. I remember one winter when I was a r esident in Augusta, Ga., and we had a r are snowfall that melted and refroze o vernight. The next morning, people w ent out to get their papers and slipped o n the ice landing on the outstretched w rist. We quit counting at two dozen C olles fractures. We reduced them and p ut them in casts in much the same m anner as Abraham Colles himself did a lmost 200 years ago. We at least had x -rays to judge how good we were at g etting the pieces back in their original p laces. Abraham Colles was an Irish surgeon f amous for his careful, detailed study o f anatomy. He accurately described t he most common fracture at the wrist i n 1814, decades before x-rays were d eveloped. Due to the deformity, the i njury was previously described as a d islocation. Once the anatomy was u nderstood, the wrist fracture could be r educed and held with splints or, more r ecently, a long-arm cast. This is like t rying to hold a stick in a bowl of JellO by wrapping duct tape around the s ides. Sometimes the position was lost a nd the fracture would have to be s traightened again. More often the r adius (the bone on the thumb side of t he wrist) would shorten making the ulna (the bone that makes the bump on the little finger side of the wrist) too long making it hit the smaller bones of the palm. Since these were older osteoporotic people with low stress on the wrist, the pain subsided with time. In the next 150 years little changed. Anesthesia for the reduction got better. Casting materials went from free-form plaster to plaster bandages to fiberglass, but the radius still shortened. Some unstable wrist fractures had to be reduced again. After 10 to 12 weeks in a cast, the wrist was stiff and had a little deformity, but overall with time patients did OK. Then lots of people started living in to the s and s (currently the fastest growing segment of the population). They are more active in retirement and wanted better wrists. Small wires were passed through the fragments and incorporated in the cast. This held the pieces in place but there were still problems with stiffness. A larger flexible pin was developed by Leslie Rush, MD in Mississippi. It could be passed through a small incision and bent inside the bone. The spring effect held the pieces in place. If the Rush Pin was properly placed, no cast was needed. Stiffness decreased and return to activity improved. The Swiss AO group began opening everything (not just wrists) and fixing them with plates and screws. There was a lot of study of the physics of bone called biomechanics. Bone heals best if compressed and poorly if the pieces are pulled apart by the muscles. This knowledge helped us put the plates in the best position for healing. Small digital x-ray machines with instant onscreen pictures, better anesthesia and antibiotics have made fixation the standard for all but nondisplaced stable breaks. We have taken the spring affect ideas of Rush and, using smaller wires, can fix the classic two-part Colles fractures through two tiny one stitch incisions. This gets rid of the casts. After a short time in a splint the patient can begin motion and get back to regular activity faster. Since the bone pieces are back in their original places, results are better and most people can return to their regular activities. Dr. Diana D. Carr treats patients at The Hand & Shoulder Specialists offering specialty care close to home with a concentration on healing shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems. She is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Carr's long list of achievements include being an Orthopaedic Surgeon certified as a hand specialist. For more information, visit or call 382-7777. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 23, 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 Healthy Living Wrist fractures now and then Guest Column Dr. Diana Carr The insomniacs dream come true Metro About 20 percent of Americans experience insomnia every night. Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Snapshots Associated PressWorkers saw a modest rise in the average cost of employer-sponsored health insurance this year, but they're probably not overwhelmed with relief. Coverage costs still are climbing faster than wages. That means, in many cases, a bigger portion of the average paycheck is sliced off for insurance instead of being deposited into employee bank accounts. Annual premiums for employer-sponsored family coverage climbed nearly 4 percent this year to top $16,000 for the first time, according to a survey the Kaiser Family Foundation released Tuesday. The cost of single coverage rose almost 5 percent compared with 2012. Those are smaller increases than the spikes of 9 percent for family coverage and 8 percent for single coverage recorded in 2011. But this year's increases lap a 1.8 percent rise in worker wages over the same period. Plus, more companies are giving their employees coverage with a higher deductible, which requires a patient to pay more out of pocket for things like blood tests or MRIs before coverage starts. Coupled with the growing cost of coverage, that means some employees may be paying more for insurance that covers less. While health care costs have generally grown more moderately since the Great Recession eased, the avera ge worker still feels the pain of paying more, said Drew Altman, CEO of the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation, which conduct s the survey on coverage cos ts with the Health Research and Educational Trust. Employer-sponsored health insurance is the most common form of coverage in the United States. Employers typically cover most of the health insurance bill for their workers, and the actual change a worker sees in health insurance costs can vary greatly. Some employers absorb cost hikes for their workers. Rate changes also depend o n where the employee lives, the coverage he or she has and the size of the employer. Employees of smaller companies tend to see bigger cost fluctuations in part because those businesses have less leverage for rate negotiations. Survey: Health insurance costs outpace raises


Page B6 News-SunFriday, August 23, 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. L a k e P l a c i d 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. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pending. Call 4461339. 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 Christ Lutheran Church LCMS AVON PARK Pastor S cott McLean will preach a s ermon titled The Narrow D oor on Sunday. The church is at 1320 C ounty Road 64, east of the A von Park High School past t he four-way stop sign. For m ore information, call 4712 663 or search online at c Christian Science Church SEBRING The lesson s ermon on Sunday morning i s titled Mind. The k eynote is from II Timothy 1 :7 God, ... God hath not g iven us the spirit of fear; b ut of power, and of love, a nd of a sound mind. The church is at 154 N. F ranklin St. Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M Downing will bring the message titled Binding Satan: Part 2 at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the book of John.Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING The Church of Buttonwood Bay meets in the community center. Pastor Cecil Hess will preach o9n Help Me Write My Sermon. The congregation meets on U.S. 27, four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. For information, call 382-1737.Church of the BrethrenSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Dave Smalley will preach from Hebrews 12:1819. The title of his sermon will be God, a Consuming Fire. The theme for Sunday school will be People of Godly Behavior, looking at scripture of James 4. For information, call 3851597. The church is at 700 S. Pine St.Faith Baptist ChurchLAKE PLACID The Rev. Howard Leman will preach Sunday in the absence of the regular pastor. His message, Oh, What a Savior, will come from Hebrews 1. The evening message, Too Good to Miss, comes from Hebrews 2. For information on the church, check it out at m, or call the church office at 465-0060. The church is at 660 Holmes Ave.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING The pastors sermon for Sunday is titled Trust in the Lord from Proverbs 3:5-6. Assisting the pastor during the Communion service will be Elders Lynne Warman and Linda Ellis. Deacons for the day are Roger Sands and Juanita Roberts. Deacons serving will be Franny Goff and Chris Baker. Greeting the congregation will be Tim Wheaton. Acolyte for the day will be one of the Kunsak sisters. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Baptist Church, Avon ParkAVON PARK The Rev. Jon Becks Sunday morning message will be Ministry Within Jerusalem from Acts 21:17-36. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information call 453-6681 or email Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday, Pastor Jeff Taylor will celebrate the ordinance of baptism. His sermon will then be titled Baptism Come Observe and Learn. The church group OASIS, Older Adults Sharing in Service, meets from 1-3 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in the fellowship hall of the church. The community is invited to join in this group of senior adults coming together for fun and fellowship. Sunday afternoon the church will have its monthly food giveaway. There will b e no evening service. The church is at the corn er of Washington and Kemper avenues in Placid Lakes. For information, call 465-5126 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is titled Taking Sin Seriously, based on Matthew 18:1-11. Special music will be provided by Kathleen Richards on flute and Sara Bishop on violin playing Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring. Members are asked to bring non-perishables for the Church Service Center. The adult Sunday school class is studying a course titled The Church in Israel based on Romans, Chapter 9-11. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Continued on B8


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 23, 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 will be the Spiritual Leader every Sunday for the next two months. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the first Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the first Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and sandals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. 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 Special to the News-SunSEBRING LifeWay C hristian Resources is slated t o bring well-known Bible t eacher and best-selling a uthor Beth Moore to S outhside Baptist Church via s imulcast on Sept. 14. S outhside Baptist Church is s erving as a host location for t he Highlands County area. Living Proof Live, spons ored by Nashville-based p ublishing company LifeWay C hristian Resources, will feat ure Moores dynamic storyt elling and passionate Bible t eaching. Beths teaching is some of t he most profound Ive ever h eard, Kim Trobee, associa te pastor to women at New L ife Church in Colorado, s aid. Her knowledge of the W ord and her passionate delivery never fail to get right to the heart of the matter. The event, which is now in its 15th year, both challenges and encourages women to grow deeply in their faith. Join 250,000 women around the world for this live, global, Internet streaming event. The simulcast gives your church a front-row seat to one-of-a-kind Bible teaching and life-changing worship. I have served in womens ministry for over 20 years now, and there is just no other event like Living Proof Live, womens ministry leader Missy Kintzel said. It is one event our women do not want to miss. Moore has authored dozens of published Bible studies, books, and devotionals specifically for women for nearly two decades. Her latest LifeWay-published release, James: Mercy Triumphs, is a Bible study that equips women to put their faith in action. Moores organization, Living Proof Ministries, is based out of Houston. Dove-award winning musical artist Travis Cottrell, who also serves as worship pastor of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, Tenn., is slated to lead worship for the event. Doors open at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 for Living Proof Live and ends at 4:15 p.m. Tickets are $18 through Sept. 1, $20 at the door. Ticket price includes lunch and snack, one full day of music and worship, sessions led by Beth Moore, and opportunities for fellowship with other women from the Highlands County community. Women may purchase tickets by registering online at or call Southside Baptist Church at 385-0752 or 2730870. LifeWay Women's Events is a trusted source for biblical events and training. Each year, more than 100,000 women participate in the events held throughout the country. LifeWay Christian Resources, established in 1891 in Nashville, is one of the world's largest providers of Christian products and services, including Bibles, church literature, books, music, audio and video recordings, church supplies and Internet services through The company owns and operates 160 LifeWay Christian Stores across the nation, as well as two of the largest Christian conference centers in the country. The company is a nonprofit organization that reinvests income above operating expenses in mission work and other ministries around the world. For additional information, visit Beth Moore is a speaker and author of best-selling books and Bible studies that are read by women of all ages, races and denominations. Moore is a woman of purpose, preparation, prayer and passion. Her mission is to lead women everywhere into a richer, more fulfilling relationship with the Father through biblical literacyguiding believers to love an d live God's Word. Moore loves the Lord, loves to laugh, and loves to be with His people. For more information, visit Travis Cottrell is a contem porary Christian singe and, arranger. He uses a blended style of worship in leading churches, student conferenc es and events. Recent musical projects include Jesus Saves: Live, which recently was nominated for a Dove Award; the 3:16 Worship Musical; The Lamb Has Overcome for Living Proof Live; and the live worship project Alive Forever. He and his wife Angela, who often ministers with him, are also songwriters. Global simulcast event with Beth Moore set at Southside


Page B8 News-SunFriday, August 23, 2013 e ntrances on Lagrand S treet). For questions, call 4 53-3242 or check the webs ite at a, or o n the Avon Park Chamber o f Commerce website, w C lick on the Chamber for G ood logo or tab. First Presbyterian Church SEBRING Rev. Darrell A Peer will preach Being C ontent Part II on Sunday. The church is at 319 P oinsettia Ave. Call 3850 107 for details. First United Methodist Church of Sebring SEBRING Rev. A.C. B ryant will bring the mess age He Spoke, He Knelt, H e Prayed with scripture r eading from Acts 20:27-38. Call the church office for i nformation at 385-5184. T he church is downtown at 1 26 S. Pine St. Grace Pointe Ministries SEBRING The church m eets at 200 Lark Ave., S ebring Hills Association C lubhouse. Call 447-3431. Tuesday home Bible study c ontinues with Messiah: S hadow To Image in H ebrews 10:7. Call 6582 534 for location and further information. Sundays sermon series continues from What Comes After the Anointing Another Fire.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be Priest & King with scripture from Hebrews 7:23-28. The service will include singing by Ruth Rayburn and Bev Knutksy, and George Kelly. Tuesday night Bible study starts Sept. 11. Wednesday night Bible/youth programs Sept. 12. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Rev. Tim Haas, senior pastor, will preach Sunday on the subject Give Praise to God. The Scripture lesson will be from Luke 17:11-19. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. For information, call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Sanctifying the Lords Day, will be taken from Nehemiah 13. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message. The Sunday evening service will be the end-of-themonth sing. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 3823552 or 273-9819.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The pastors sermon is Realities of the Kingdom.St John United Methodist Church SEBRING On Sunday, the Rev. Ronald De Genaros message will be The Most Important Commandment. Biblical reference is from Mark 12:28-34. Continued from B8 Religion The following statement was actually made by a flight attendant aboard a Southwest Airlines flight: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard our flight. To operate your seatbelt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seatbelt, and if you dont know how to operate one, you probably shouldnt be out in public unsupervised. In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child traveling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are traveling with two small children, decide now which one you love more. Some folks could tell you very quickly which of their kids would get the oxygen and which would not. On the other hand, as the father of four children, whom I love with all my heart, I would find that decision much more difficult. Yet, even though I love each one of my children, I will be the first to tell you that there are times when I like some of my kids more than the others. Those times, which are often due to their behavior (or misbehavior), do not cause me to love one more than another. Rather, they remind me to try harder to love each the same. I believe that God views us in much the same way. Every one of us hurts God with our sin. And, although He does not like our actions, He loves each of us just the same. We may play favorites with our children from time to time, but it is comforting to know that God never plays favorites with us. Peter said in Acts 10:34, 35, ... I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him. Gods love is unconditional, and He extends that love to all the world. He has made salvation available to everyone and gives it freely to all who believe in His Son and obey His words. Paul once wrote to a group of Christians in Galatians 3:26-28, For yo u are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For a ll of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither sla ve nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Favoritism does not sho w love; it shows preference. Preference stems from sel fishness, which is the oppo site of love. No matter who you are or what you have done, God loves you with all His heart. He loves you so much that He gave His Son to die for you. Remember, Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you. (John 15:13, 14) Kevins Komments is written by Kevin Patterson and presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. On the Internet go to, or e-mail m. Favoritism: Not in Gods vocabulary rfrntb rrnb Church News As stated in the previous a rticle, a statement taken out o f context becomes a pretext f or a false doctrine or statem ent. Tragically the Bible h as not been exempt from t his abuse. Perhaps one the greatest a buses of context is R evelation 1:1-3 things w hich must shortly take p lace and for the time is n ear. Note also chapter 22:6 the things which must s hortly take place and verse 1 0, Do not seal the words o f the prophecy of this book, f or the time is at hand. It is v ery important to keep in m ind the opposite instruct ions given to Daniel: But y ou, Daniel, shut up the w ords, and seal the book, u ntil the time of the end; m any shall run to and fro, a nd knowledge shall i ncrease (Daniel 12:4). The normal explanation of t hese clear messages in R evelation is that they mean t hings will shortly begin to t ake place. Dear reader that i s not what the revelation of J esus Christ declared. So, t herefore, our understanding o f this revelation must be u nderstood in light of this t ime frame. Revelation is a highly s ymbolic, coded, signified m essage to the Christians in t he first century to prepare t hem for what has already b een foretold by Jesus pers onally (Matthew 24, Mark 1 3, Luke 21) the destruct ion of Jerusalem (70 A.D.) a nd the enormous fallout f rom that event before and a fter. History confirms that t he Christians heeded the s igns and warnings of the d estruction of Jerusalem and f led to the mountains in s afety. The overwhelming lesson is that truth will prevail over all enemies it did then and will today. Of course, as in all books of the Bible, there are great lessons for the saints today. The security of the believers is paramount in the personal teachings of Jesus as well as all inspired writers. One such example of the teaching of Jesus is John 10:25-30. Earlier in this chapter, Jesus has been discussing His roll as Shepherd and His care and concern for the flock. In the scriptures under consideration, Jesus is stating the Divine plan of security and the sheep's part in that plan. Note carefully that Jesus said that His sheep hear His voice and He in turn will know them and they will follow Him. Therefore, He will give them eternal life and they will never perish and no one shall snatch them out of His Fathers hand. Did you observe the sheeps responsibility: hear My voice and they follow Me. This is security, but not unconditional security. As most Bible students know, a particular subject matter may be discussed by many different writers under various situations and circumstances. This is why it is so important to consider context! The church, body of Christ at Thessalonica was in great need of encouragement to continue faithfully in face of afflictions. One of those areas of needed encouragement was the resurrection of the saints who had fallen asleep and those words are in I Thessalonians 4:13-18. Paul via the Holy Spirit is not discussing the state of the wicked or their resurrection and judgment but the status of the saints fallen asleep. Taking these scriptures out of context has become the pretext for the false doctrine called rapture. Jumping to conclusions can be a very dangerous spiritual exercise. When Lydia and the women heard Paul and others proclaim the gospel of Christ and heeded the things spoken by Paul, we then are informed that she and her household were baptized. (Acts 16:14,15) Some jump to the conclusion that her household included infants who were also baptized! Infant baptism was never taught or commanded by the Holy Spirit. Jesus, who has all authority, instructed the apostles to go and make disciples (a learner, pupil, adherent) and then baptize (immersion, submersion, emergence) those disciples (Matthew 28:18-20). Once again, we need to heed the warning through the pen of the apostle Peter: as also in all his [Paul] epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures (2 Peter 3:16). Frank Parker can be contacted at Context: Basic law of interpertation Kevins Komments Kevin Patterson Spirit Warriors form in SebringSEBRING The Spirit Warriors is a new Christian motorcycle group forming at Bible Fellowship Church. Members will spread the love of Jesus while riding motorcycles with fellow Christians If you have a belief in Jesus Christ and a willingness to serve, the organizational meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at 3750 Hammock Road. Any type of motorcycle is welcome. For more information, call Terry Ault at 658-2290 or Terry Shorty Crocker at 257-3375.Church hosts personal safety presentationLAKE PLACID Do you know how to be safe in your home and while shopping in public, on the telephone or on the Internet? If so, a class at 10 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 27 at St. James Catholic Church social hall may be helpful. This personal safety program will be presented by Nell Hays, crime prevention practitioner with the Highlands County Sheriffs Office. Learn how to protect yourself from scams and identity theft. Bring a friend. Refreshments will be served. Snapshots Guest Column Frank Parker


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 23, 2013 Page B9 Solution, B8 Diversions/Puzzles By JOCELYN NOVECK APNational WriterSci-fi movies, we all know, create unlikely heroes, and this summers no exception. Remember Brad Pitt as a U.N. inspector in World War Z? He just wanted to hang at home with his family, but he had to save the world from raging zombies. And Matt Damon in Elysium? He played a reformed car thief who just wanted to heal himself and suddenly, he needed to rescue the planet. But Simon Pegg in The Worlds End, the latest work of brilliant inanity from director Edgar Wright, takes this whole reluctantsavior-of-humanity thing to a new plane. Twenty years after high school, Peggs scruffy, unshaven, nevergonna-grow-up, substanceabusing Gary cant hold down a job. His idea of a relationship is a quick tryst in the loo of a pub. This is a guy whos gonna save us or at least, parts of suburban England from an alien invasion? Lord help us. Of course, if youre a fan of Peggs earlier two films with Wright, the 2004 Shaun of the Dead and the 2007 Hot Fuzz, youll know that such plot absurdities are not only par for the course, but crucial to the delightful sensibilities of this genre-twisting oeuvre. Wright has called this movie the last in a trilogy, and what unites the three is that each is a sendup though a loving one of a genre: Shaun is a zombie film, Hot Fuzz a buddy cop movie, and The Worlds End one of those bittersweet coming-home films that show how difficult it is to really, well, go home. Because its never the same. We begin with a flashback: On the last day school in 1990, five mates in the nondescript village of Newton Haven attempt the Golden Mile, an epic, 12pub crawl. But they fall short and never make it to the final watering hole, called, fittingly, The Worlds End. Flash forward 20 years, and Gary (Pegg), their onetime leader, has a plan: Rally the boys just like the Five Musketeers, he notes to conquer the Golden Mile once and for all. Its about closure, he declares. For some reason, they all show up. Abelligerent Gary gets into a fight with a strong young man. He accidentally beheads the guy. Wait hes a robot. Who bleeds blue ink. And has a lot of angry friends. And the apocalypse is on. The Worlds End, a Focus Features release, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for pervasive language including sexual references. Running time: 109 minutes. Three stars out of four. In Worlds End, one hilarious apocalypse Laurie Sparham/Focus Features/MCT Nick Frost (from left), Simon Pegg and Paddy Considine star in The Worlds End. By JOHN DeFORE The Hollywood ReporterLOS ANGELES Youre Next is a nasty little slasher film that starts poorly but gets better once most of the cast has been butchered. Indie film figures Joe Swanberg and Ti West play two attendees at a party where four siblings and their significant others are celebrating their parents35th wedding anniversary. Most tolerable among this largely annoying crew are Crispian (A.J. Bowen), a college prof, and his Australian girlfriend Erin (Sharni Vinson), but thats not paying the two very high praise. The irritation factor grows substantially after the first slaying at this remote Tudor mansion, when half the female cast seems to be competing to shriek the longest. An unknown number of men, wearing animal masks and wielding crossbows (why not guns?), are stalking the family from without and within the house; since director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett have given themselves so many characters to kill, they start off with a few quick killings in which the victims are behaving so stupidly theyre practically asking to die. Most frustrating during the films first half is that only one among the 10 characters, Erin, has anything approaching a self-preservation instinct. While others scream or stand around dumbly, she hustles off to lock windows and gather weapons. While the mask-wearing villains have a hard time delivering the kind of novel slayings horror fans demand, Vinson musters the ferocity to compensate the moment she meat-tenderizes an attackers skull, the movie starts to turn fun. In the absence of sympathetic characters, a little humor would have gone a long way here. But aside from a near-miss sex scene in a bed shared by a corpse, theres practically none on hand. Only when the reasons for the attack become clear does the movie find its feet, but Youre Next ends on a high enough note that buzz on the way out of the theater should work in its favor. Youre Next, a Lionsgate release, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity. Running time: 96 minutes. Youre Next improves as cast dies Corey Ransbert/Lionsgate/MCT Nick Tucci and Wendy Glenn star in Youre Next. M OVIE R EVIEWS Dear Abby: Im not sure how you can help me, but Id appreciate some input. Im in m y 50s and retired from the m ilitary. Most of my adult life in t he service has been spent t aking care of soldiers e motional, financial and p rofessional needs so they c ould do their jobs. I cant seem to convince w omen to date me. They s ay I have no relationship h istory so I dont know h ow to compromise or s hare. I can change my w ardrobe, I can lose some w eight, but I cant change m y history. What on earth d o I say or do to convince w omen (both online and o ffline) to take a chance w ith me? I just want a c hance to meet a special s omeone. Please help me. Frustrated in Texas DearFrustrated: Aman l ike you has much to offer. Y ou are stable, have no bitt er ex-wives who will interf ere in a relationship, no c hildren who are still trying t o find themselves or tell y ou they hate your lady f riends, and no alimony. I a ssume you are financially s ecure, and after a life in t he military, have taken care o f yourself physically. Perhaps you should ment ion this to the next woman w ho tells you she doesnt w ant to date you because y ou have no history. DearAbby: My partner, Kevin, and I have been t ogether for 12 years. A lthough we have a close a nd loving relationship, one m ajor sticking point has d ogged us from early on. If I become friends with s omeone, Kevin will find s omething wrong with the p erson, make unkind comm ents about them to me and m ake me feel guilty for w anting to be with them. I have had to forgo f riendships over the years b ecause its just easier to do t hat than to argue. I love b eing with Kevin, but Im n ot sure what I can do to r esolve this challenge. He d oesnt feel a need to c hange. What should I do? Dan in Pittsburgh DearDan: Start by r ecognizing that what Kevin i s doing may be a reflection o f his insecurity. The more t ime you spend with someo ne else, the less you spend w ith him. He doesnt feel a n eed to change because his n itpicking has been successf ul in diverting you from t hese friendships. Try this: The next time y ou become friendly with s omeone and Kevin starts p utting the person down, d ont take the bait. Tell him h es entitled to his opinion a nd if hed like to join you, h e is welcome. If not, youll s ee him later. It may help y ou to establish some indep endence. Mature adults c an do that and still have a h ealthy relationship. D ear Abby is written by A bigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, P auline Phillips. Write Dear A bby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los A ngeles, CA 90069. Retired soldier bombing with the ladies Dear Abby


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