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News-SunLEESBURG Halifax Media Group, based in Daytona Beach, and HarborPoint Media have entered into a letter of intent for Halifax to acqui re the assets of HarborPoint, principally the Daily Commercial of Leesburg, the News-Sun of Sebring and the South Lake Press of Clermont. The companies anticipate closing the transaction as of Sept. 30. We believe that Halifax is a good home for our employees and newspapers, said Russell Denson, a HarborPoint director. As a larger newspaper publisher in the Florida market, Halifax brings additional N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, August 30-31, 2013 Volume 94/Number 104 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 O nline: WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 3 1 4 2 2 Classifieds A7 Dear Abby B9 Editorial & OpinionA3 Healthy LivingB5 Movie ReviewB9 Obituaries A6 Puzzles B9 Religion B6 Sports on TVB2 Index Stray T-storms High 93 Low 73Details, A10 I began working full time at the News-Sun in August of 2004. Its nine years later and Aug. 31 is my last day. I am retiring and moving on to another phase of my life. Right from the very beginning, this job was a challenge laced with excitement. It may have even been my first day when the Dollar Store in Lake Placid was hit by lightning and the resulting fire spread through the attic. First important lesson learned: Never wear sandals to a water event. Within a few days came hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne. Theres nothing like working without electricity to bring people together. Tiptoeing around extension cords snaking outside to a portable generator, sharing laptops, using flashlights to see, we produced every paper on time and managed a special storm edition. It was quite a beginning. I was considered bad luck for months. TuffinIt With Tuffley was the most fun. Ill remember the man yelling, Thanks for nine years packed with memories Christopher Tuffley By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING In a tense, back-andforth negotiation that lasted nearly tw o hours, Highlands County Commissioners Tuesday night struck a budget deal with Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton. As written, the accord will give the sheriffs office an additional $550,000 over last years budget. It also represented a nearly half-million-dollar reduction from the sheriffs original request. Commissioners also voted to keep this years millage at the current 7.1 rate, deciding instead to use a portion of the countys rainy day fund to bridge the gap between revenue and spending. The margin of victory was slim, wi th Sh er iff county agree on budget Commission also votes to leave millage at 7.1 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING The H ighlands County Industrial D evelopment Authority r emains unfunded for this f iscal year, with county comm issioners telling the group T uesday night they will have t o run the organization on t heir savings, at least for the n ext six months. The IDAis the governmental arm of the group known as IDA/EDC. The Economic Development Commission is the private sector side. Combined, the two entities are charged with trying to recruit and retain businesses locally. Highlands County Commission Chairman Jack Richie, liaison to the organization, noted that there is $132,000 in the IDAaccount with another $32,000 in the EDCs coffers. Past chairman of the IDA/EDC John Shoop came before the county commissions monthly nighttime session on Tuesday to ask the board to reconsider a decision made last week to remove a proposed $214,000 expenditure to fund the effort. Were somewhat taken aback by the decision made last week to completely defund the IDA, Shoop told the board. He said IDA/EDC members surmised that it may have been their lack of communication with the board that caused them to lose their funding. Shoop began by outlining both current and past projects of the group. Because of confidentiality agreements, pending projects only were referred to by code names such as The Impala Project, The Metalica Project and The Pony Project. The Impala Project is believed t o be a chain restaurant. Shoop described that effort as .99 percent complete. The Metalica Project is a collaboration with the Sebring Airport Authority to land another business for Commission tells EDC it will need to find some money Shoop Letter of intent signed in deal for News-Suns parent companyStunning ComebackLady Dragons rally from 2-0 down to beat Okeechobee SPORTS, B1Share the roadTour of Sebring will draw 550 cyclists to Sebrings highways and byways this weekend PAGEA2Natural sight saversSeveral natural supplements are available to help you protect your vision HEALTHYLIVING, B5 See EDC, A6 See SHERIFF, A5 See TUFFLEY, A5 Halifax set to purchase HarborPoint See HALIFAX, A4 Christopher Tuffley/News-Sun A Lake June resident on a mission, Sandy Pelski holds up a sample of Illinois pondweed. Im upset, she said despite her smile. Im sick and tired of it. We pay higher taxes, Help thats what I want. Steve Bastardi Lake Placid Town Council memberWe dont want to live with pondweed. We want to get rid of it. Residents want war on weed By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Amajority of the Lake June property owners at a meeting held by Floridas Fish and Wildlife Commission Wednesday were angry, suspicious and demanding of action. The meeting was about an outbreak of Illinois pondweed along the lake shore. Residents complained of damage to boat and personal watercraft motors, danger to swimmers and the threat of economic Unhappy Lake June land owners flock to meeting on Illinois pondweed issue See RESIDENTS, A4


Shinholser re-elected as chairmanSEBRING Tenth Judicial Circuit Judge Olin Shinholser, who is presently assigned to hear family law cases in Highlands County, has been re-elected to serve a second one-year term as chair of the Conference of Circuit Judges of Florida. Shinholser, who received near-unanimous support to serve as a second term from circuit judges in Florida, said, It seems to make sense that we keep the officers of the Conference in place for two years instead of one because there is so much to learn about the business operation of the Circuit Judges Conference and the lobbying efforts put forth before, during and after each legislative session. After serving one year in this capacity, I am much better able to be an effective voice for the judiciary and the State Courts System with the FLorida Legislature in next years session. I look forward to working with the the other leaders and judges in our Conference, the other judicial conferences, the Office of State Courts Administrator and Justice of the Florida Supreme Court as we work together to improve the administration of justice in Florida.No change in city garbage collectionAVON PARK There will be no change in the garbage pick-up schedule in Avon Park due to the Labor Day holiday, but there will be a change in the recycling pick-up. There will be no recycling collection on Wednesday. Instead, the pick up will be on Thursday. Contact the Avon Park Public Works Department at 452-4429.Aktion Club plans benefit car washSEBRING The Aktion Club of Highlands County will wash cars and collect donations on Saturday to help the Eron Walker family who was burned out of their Sebring home on Aug. 5. The Aktion Club will wash cars from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Advanced Auto Parts in Sebring at the corner of the Sebring Parkway and U.S. 27. The club will also collect any monetary donations, nonperishable food items, shoes and clothing for the family. Walker and her three children ages 2, 3 and 4 lost everything in the apartment fire. For those wanting to purchase clothing items, the youngest boy wears size 24 months to 1T, shoe size 8; the 3-year-old boy wears size 3T, shoes 9; and the daughter is size 6T, shoes 13. The Aktion Club, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Sebring, is a civic club consisting of people with disabilities. Call 452-1295, ext. 124. Legion Post 25 plans Labor Day PicnicLAKE PLACID American Legion Post 25, Lake Placid is having a Family Labor Day Picnic on Sunday. Food will be a half chicken with potato salad and baked beans, an d will be begin to be served at 4 p.m. Music is from 5-8 p.m. provided by Steve an d Peggy. Everyone is welcome. Join in for good food, goo d music and good company. Questions? Call 465-0975.Moose Lodge 2259 plans membership appreciationSEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 on U.S 98 is hosting a Labor Day Eve Membership Appreciationon Sunday.Free hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad and baked beans will be served from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and entertainment will be provided from 2-5 p.m. by Frank E and Friends. The lodge is open to members and guests. Page A2 News-SunFriday, August 30, 2013 pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 3 This weeks question: Do you think Florida residents have become complacent about the dangers of a possible hurricane strike? Yes 70.1% No 29.3% Total votes: 124 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. 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H ighlands County motorists h ave typically been friendly a nd given cyclists the minim um of three feet of cleara nce on the roads, which is t he state law. Local m otorists are reminded to s hare the road. The Tour of Sebring is not a race, but an exploration of t he quiet, scenic roads of H ighlands County. Each day c yclists will choose from r outes of 22, 45, 62 miles a nd one day a route of 100 m iles. Manned rest stops provide r efreshments, and there is S ag Service to fix a flat tire or handle a minor repair on the road. Chef Mac of The Palms will cater gourmet lunches for riders as they return. Routes start and end from The Kenilworth Lodge, a cohost along with the Highlands Pedalers bicycle club. Event proceeds fund local bike safety programs. The Highlands Pedalers recently gave $2,500 to the Team TriPOWER, composed of youth tri-athletes, 10 team members of which will travel to compete at the National Youth Triathlon Championships in Iowa over Labor Day weekend. For more information, please visit Tour of Sebring will draw 550 cyclists this weekend Courtesy photos T he Tour of Sebring offers rides that serious cyclists (above)and those more interested in a casual ride (below) can enjoy. Community Briefs Shinholser By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING The H ighlands County commiss ion has issued another C ertificate of Public C onvenience and Necessity f or an ambulance service t his time it went to Positive M edical Transport. The Highlands Countyb ased firm features a fleet of a mbulances that serve six a rea counties. However, because they are b ased here, all need to be l icensed here. And therein l ies the rub. Under current county s tatute, the number of l icensed vehicles is included i n the permit and with the n umber set at 20, owner Ron L ayne said his firm was b eing hamstrung. I have three units in prod uction and under this, I c annot get them inspected a nd on the road, Layne s aid. According to Highlands C ounty Attorney Ross M acbeth, although enumera ting the ambulance units h as been mandated in the c ounty code, the enforcem ent of that provision has o nly started recently. Highlands County A dministrator June Fisher i ndicated the practice began a fter the hiring of Highlands C ounty Emergency Medical S ervices Director Harvey C raven. One of the provisions that drew fire, both from Layne and from several citizens, is a practice that has the EMS doing the inspection of Positive Medical Transports Advance Life Support vehicles. Why dont you have an independent firm do it? asked Highlands Tea Party Chairman John Nelson. This is like having the fox inspect the henhouse they are in competition with each other. When asked by Highlands County Commissioner Jim Brooks who inspected the countys EMS ambulance fleet, Craven simply replied nobody. Layne told commissioners that the number was inhibiting his ability to do business in the other counties in which Positive Medical Transport is located. He reiterated, that is because his headquarters is located here, so then the inspections of his fleet also must be done locally. I dont want to move my headquarters out of Highlands County, he told the board. The breakthrough in the discussion came when Commissioner Don Elwell asked about the actual number of vehicles listed on the certificate. Does it have to be 20? Could we approve a higher number? Could we approve 23? Could we approve 50? he asked. Macbeth replied that would be an option of the board, however, final approval would hinge on the units passing prior to being placed into service. Commissioners then approved up to 50 units on the two-year permit, once they are properly certified. Were expecting a big expansion out of you now, Elwell told Layne. Positive Medical Transport was tapped as the 2011 Business of the Year by the Highlands County Economic Development Commission and was given the Business Excellence Award by the EDC last year. Earlier this month, county commissioners awarded a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to another ambulance service the Aeromed air ambulance. Positive Medical gets the green light from county Ron Layne Positive Medical Transport ownerI dont want to move my headquarters out of Highlands County. r


OTHERVIEWPOINTSTODAYSLETTERS 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 30, 2013 Page A3 The agency, which overs ees child-welfare intervent ions, is at one of its periodi c low points. Its former c hief, David Wilkins, r esigned last month amid a s udden surge in child abuse a nd neglect deaths. The summit agenda p erhaps set months before W ilkinsunexpected depart ure doesnt quite reflect t he urgency of the situation. S till, the event (expected to d raw 2,500 participants) can s pread best practices as DCF w orks to re-establish trust and accountability. Among the presenters will be staff from the respected Casey Family Programs, which recently signed on to help DCF assess and improve performance measures. DCF Interim Secretary Esther Jacobo said of Casey, The foundation brings national experts and decades of experience in the child welfare arena to this discussion. The goal of their partnership, she indicated, is to ensure the children and families in our care are receiving timely and effective services. DCF supervises and collaborates with communitybased care coalitions around the state. The locally oriented approach began more than a decade ago, in part to get away from past bureaucratic failures that let too many children slip through holes in the safety net. The community-based care model has gained praise. But this year, as the Miami Herald reported, the child-protection system has been plagued with an unusual series of fatalities among youngsters whose families had prior contact with DCF. Many of these cases were in South Florida. Child-safety advocates, who have called the number of deaths unprecedented, criticized DCF leadership, priorities and quality-control cuts. As DCF works to reset itself, evaluations need to establish whether child-safety efforts have the preventive tools, training, personnel and funding needed. These become especially vital in hard economic times, when children in families destabilized by unemployment and financial stress may be most in need of protection. An editorial from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Fixing DCFs problems is vital T he annual Child Protection Summit, running this week in Orlando, presents an opportunity to jump-start i mprovements to Floridas Department of C hildren and Families. I was 15 in 1963, and I vaguely remember breaking my summer routine to notice that the largest crowd of Americans ever to congregate on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., had gathered to demand their civil rights. They were led by a 34-year-old black preacher from Georgia. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been gaining a name for himself and his movement for several years. Like his contemporary, John F. Kennedy, this man knew how to inspire and lift an audience. On this day, Kings speech was lackluster until he set aside his prepared remarks and launched from the heart into the only section of his speech anyone now remembers. In those final phrases, King solidified his place in history. And every statement he uttered in those final moments the entire I have a dream segment we all cherish tells me that he would be sad and even embarrassed that the first black President of the United States is Barack Hussein Obama. I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, King intoned in 1963, sons of former slaves and sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. Fifty years later, the only brotherhood Obama has embraced is the Muslim Brotherhood. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character, King continued on that hot August day. Ageneration later, skin color seems to be all that motivates Obama. From turning a blind eye to the blatant intimidation of white voters at polling places by nightstick-toting New Black Panthers, to the ridiculous assertion that state voter ID laws somehow suppress the rights of black voters; from an insistence that the Cambridge, Massachusetts, police acted stupidly in dealing with a black professor breaking into a house that later turned out to be his own, to helping perpetuate the lie that George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin these are just a few of the examples of Barack Obamas racial duplicity. I have a dream, King pressed on in his nowfamous speech, that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day, right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will b e able to join hand s with little white boys and white girls as sisters an d brothers. Today, sadly, the vicious racists are sitting in the Oval Office, the Justice Department, in the leftwin g media and in the so-called civil rights leadership. Barack Obama, his attorne y general, Eric Holder, and race pimps like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and NAACPDirector Ben Jealous men who claim to continue the work of civil rights would be an offense and an embarrassment to Martin Luther Kin g. Kings dream was the American dream. I say to you today, my friends, tha t even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream, he told us. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. Kings final words that day were particularly telling: From every moun tainside, let freedom ring. And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we wi ll be able to speed up that da y when all of Gods children black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of th e old Negro spiritual, Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! It is obvious to me that Martin Luther King (a Registered Republican, by the way, having come out of the Jim Crow South ruled by racist Democrats) woul d recognize that Barack Obama does not believe in the American dream. Instead, Obama believes in a discredited Socialist utopia that punishes achiev ers, rewards dependency and promotes equality b y making everyone equally miserable and fostering freedom for no one a doctrine he calls the fund amental transformation of t he United States of America. That was not Martin Luther Kings dream. Doug Patton describes himself as a recovering political speechwriter who agrees with himself more often than not. Readers are encouraged to email Doug at and/or to follow him on Twitter at @Doug_Patton/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. More auto shops deserve kudos E ditor: After reading about Mr. Cool, two a uto business facilities also should be r ecognized. R&M, on U.S. 27 South, has been in b usiness for many years. This repair f acility is the essence of friendliness, e fficiency and honesty. Even if you pull i nto the shop, with no appointment, y our problem is handled. Gene Alegamest on Cooper Road w ill go the extra mile for a customer. F ollowing a test drive to listen to that n oise you hear, your fears are relieved w hen Gene tells you this is a normal t hing. There is no charge for his experti se. Driving an older car, fears of not b eing able to keep the car on the road a re relieved knowing there are honest b usiness owners ready to assist. Audra Aubin Sebring Immigration reform is needed E ditor: Open Letter to U.S. Representative T om Rooney on Immigration Reform. Dear Representative Rooney: I am w riting today to urge you to support c ommon sense immigration reform that w ill give hard-working immigrants an o pportunity to earn American citizens hip. It is essential that Congress fix o ur broken immigration system this y ear. I am particularly concerned about the y oung immigrants who were brought h ere as children, raised in our commun ities and educated at our schools. T hey are our friends, neighbors and c lassmates. These undocumented youth c urrently have no way of ever becomi ng American citizens. No matter how h ard working or successful, these y oung people face deportation to count ries they may not remember where p eople speak languages they may not k now. Congress must fix this. The current b roken system fails all of us. By preventing talented immigrants from contributing fully to our economy, we both hamper our economic growth and waste tremendous resources on an enforcement system that all agree does not work. The cost to deport all of those here without proper status would be staggering, with estimates of $23,000 to deport a single immigrant. This makes no economic sense. As Congress considers how to overhaul our nations immigration laws this year, I hope that you will keep these views in mind. This issue is extremely important to me and to our nations future. Please support common sense immigration reform and finally fix this broken system. Thank you for your consideration. Gregory Esteve Lake WalesShould I apply?Editor: Wanted Inspector General: Rhe State of Florida is seeking a highly responsible individual to manage, direct and supervise the activities of the Office for the Department of Children and Families, salary $56,779.84 to $236,091.96 per Should I apply? My resume represents my proactive advocate and activist for children since 1983, with over 1,000 published newspaper letters. Floridian Rush Limbaugh dedicated his entire National Radio Commentary in July of 1998 (and re-aired January 1999) criticizing my creative way of trying to prevent Kentucky kids from smoking. I spent almost five years in a Florida licensed group home and emergency shelter for DCF placed kids. Ive heard a removed child from parents crying to sleep, I want my momma. The most upset I got during my four-year mayoral term was when the family service investigating supervisor slowplayed the beating investigation of a teen girl in my city. AKey West lawyer kindly asked me to please try not to be so upset while discussing the neglect of the wraparound professionals concerning a poor foster child. I was sexually abused as a fatherless 11-year-old. Should I apply, even though Im about to begin a Denver hospital chaplaincy internship program? I applied! Will work for $56,779.00. Florida keep the change. But, the application didnt ask for passion. Mike Sawyer Master of Divinity B.S., Social Science Denver, Colo. MLK would be embarrassed by BHO Guest Column Doug Patton


Page A4 News-SunFriday, August 30, 2013 Comcast/Agenti Media; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, IO3984455 comcast-gen; 0 0 0 3 1 8 0 9 resources and capabilities to expand and enhance the newspapersservice to their readers, advertisers and communities. We are excited about the deal. The Daily Commercial, the largest newspaper in the group, is located in Leesburg, within an hour of both the Halifaxs News-Journal in Daytona Beach and the Star-Banner in Ocala. Plus, the News-Sun operation based in Sebring is near our Lakeland operation, said Michael Redding, CEO of Halifax Media Group. These Central Florida markets are positioned in the heart of our Florida footprint. We know the markets and the publications. Dirks Van Essen & Murray, a newspaper merger and acquisition firm located in Santa Fe, N.M., represented Halifax in the transaction. Founded in 2010, Halifax Media Group is headquartered in Daytona Beach. The companys investment group includes Stephens Capital Partners, JAARSSS Media, and Redding Investments. The group consists of 33 newspapers and affiliated websites, published in five states in the Southeast. Halifax Media Groups strategy is to invest longterm capital in quality com panies positioned in strong markets that are closely connected to the community. Halifax bought 16 newspapers from The New York Times in January of 2012, reaching into Florida and the Southeast. The former New York Times Regiona l Newspaper Group included newspapers in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana and Florida dailies in Ocala, Lakeland, Winter Haven, Gainesville and Sarasota. Six months later, Halifa x closed a deal with Freedom Communications to purchase two additional daily newspapers in Florida, in Panama City and Fort Walton Beach, plus eight weekly newspapers in the Panhandle. Redding was the forme r CEO of HarborPoint Media, originally purchasing the Daily Commercial and the News-Sun in 2004. He started Halifax Media in 2010, leaving his post with HarborPoint to buy The Daytona Beach News Journal and facilitate the deals with The New York Times and Freedom Communications. Continued from A1 Halifax Media looking to buy HarborPoint d isaster. The weed, speaker a fter speaker said, was o bnoxious and disgusting. It w as spreading rapidly, clogg ing beaches and boat house s and ruining recreation on t he lake. Longtime residents s aid they had never seen a nything like it before. Their property values w ere falling, speakers said, b ecause the lake could no l onger be enjoyed as before, a nd they still paid very high t axes. Hoz Compton, a real e state broker and home o wner said, Its passed the p oint of maintenance. We are i n now in crisis mode. Steve Bastardi, a member o f the Lake Placid Town C ouncil, was applauded w hen he said, We dont w ant to live with pond weed. W e want to get rid of it. The conflict arose because t he FWC scientists and o ne or two residents told t he standing-room-only c rowd things they did not w ant to hear. People were polite but r estless as Kelle Sullivan, d irector of the invasive plant m anagement section, pres ented the science and natur al history background of the w eed, as well as the paramet ers of the FWCs authority i n dealing with the plant and i ts maintenance. The property owners were i mpatient and irritated when S ullivan told them the meeti ng was to collect informat ion and listen to anecdotal e vidence, not produce a plan o f action. It was the first s tep, not the time to make d ecisions. We have to understand y our needs, she said. We need to understand what were dealing with here. The audience refused to believe Sullivan when she told the audience Illinois pondweed was found in Lake June during the first large scientific survey of aquatic plants in 1988. It is natural to Central Florida lakes, she said, and is typically found in 12 and 20 percent of them. Pondweed benefits the lake in several ways, Sullivan said. For one thing it provides nutrients and creates a habitat for small fish. Being a natural part of the environment, it fills a niche. The weed will not take over the lake, she added. It cant grow in deep water. Large areas of Lake June are completely open. We dont want to make the situation worse, Sullivan said, referring to the majoritys desire to remove pondweed altogether. Were not saying we wont do something, but a solution has to be somewhere in the middle. The audience was not impressed with slides showing the results of two separate computer enhanced aerial surveys, one with supporting hand-gathered samples. The data, Sullivan said, showed there wasnt much of a difference in weed coverage between 2012 and 2013. That statement was met with derisive cat calls of disbelief. I live in the cove area, said Jerry Creedy. There was nothing in June, now I cant get into my beach. The audience applauded when he added, I think you dont care. I think youre here to promote pondweed. Paul Gray, a member of the Audubon Society, faced hoots when he said, The lake belongs to everyone. Its a valuable habitat for migratory birds. I have my place on the lake, said Joy Post. If I have to choose between my grandchild and a bird, Ill choose my grandchild every time. Some options were raised by residents, but all had serious drawbacks, they said, from high cost to inconvenience. In any case, they said, the weeds keep coming back. Residents wondered about introducing sterile carp. There are problems with carp, a representative of FWC said. For example, one cant be sure the fish will stay and specifically eat the Illinois pondweed and there are paths of escape from Lake June. The fish may just as likely swim away as stay. Its a not a science, no matter what you hear, the scientist said. Were taking in all the input, Sullivan said. Were going to see what we can do, given our (legal and financial) constraints. She promised FWC will remain responsive to the residents, who were encouraged to sign up on the email list. Property owners did not leave happy. We pay a huge amount of taxes, muttered one on his way out, and we want answers. Also in attendance were county commission members Jack Richie, Jim Brooks and Don Elwell. In addition to Bastardi, Debra Worley, a Lake Placid town councilor, was present. Continued from A1 Residents demand action on Illinois pondweed in Lake June Christopher Tuffley/News-Sun Kelle Sullivan (center) listens to unhappy property owners as they complain. She is the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commissions director of invasive plant management section.


bend your knees, bend your knees as a light wind blew his hot air balloon with me in the basket into a tree; getting into firefighters gear to crawl on my hands and knees through a dense, smokefilled room during a drill; working as a lifeguard at the Avon Park High School Olympic-sized pool where I swam two laps, while the teenagers did 20 and still finished before I did. Or the rat that leaped out of the trash can at me the morning I collected garbage. This was back in the day when muscle power, not hydraulics, did the heavy lifting. I only managed to lift and dump two cans, and didnt have the breath to scream. There was the little girl who grabbed my thigh and wouldnt let go because I was an elf and she was terrified of Santa Claus; and the funeral director, the stunt car driver, the volleyball coach and the bowling machine mechanic My hairs been died blue. Ive had a facial complete with cucumber slices, and worn pink hair extensions. Ive mixed drinks, played a pirate on stage, delivered flowers, washed dishes in a restaurant, stripped a roof, made doughnuts, cleaned port-apotties and cut meat. Ill remember it all. Even the times that were tough. Ill remember clenching my teeth at deadlines; the sweating palms before every important interview; the struggle to stay alert at interminable, long-winded meetings, and struggling to keep up during the energetic, eventful ones. I admit to having enjoyed the occasional adrenaline rush. Covering brush fires for example the searing heat, the sound of pine sap popping, surrounded by shifting curtains of acrid smoke filled with swirling embers that look like volcanic snow. For me, however, adrenaline only goes so far. Youll never know how grateful I am that Ill never report on a fatal work accident, car crash, murder or drowning again. The memory of the absolute quiet among hundreds of police officers standing at attention to honor Florida Highway Patrol Sergeant Nicholas Sottile, killed in the line of duty in 2007, still makes me weep. Ill try to remember everything I learned like the hydrology of Lake Wales Ridge lakes; how teachers are evaluated; how waste water plants work; what CBDG, CRA, SWFWMD, FDOT, HCEA and EDC stand for. More important than any event or adventure, however, are the people with whom Ive worked over the years. The News-Sun staff is special. They make hard work a laugh-out-loud pleasure, the work place an oasis, the paper something important of which to be proud. Romona Washington and Scott Dressel turned me into a reporter, while helping me become a better pe rson. I will more than remember my News-Sun family. I will always treas ure them in my heart. The best news is I am n ot leaving leaving; Im stayin g in town and will continue writing for the News-Sun o n occasion. Ill see you around. There are cycles in life and its time for me to get on with my (purely fictional) book. Heres the first line: I was nineteen years old when my cousin Travis arrested me. Continued from A1 J im Brooks and Ron Handley v oting to raise property taxes a nd Don Elwell, Greg Harris a nd chairman Jack Richie v oting no, opting instead to u se the fund balance money a s a solution for the upcomi ng year. In a special budget meeting l ast week, commissioners had r educed the request of the s heriffs office by more than $ 809,000. They utilized a f ormula for all constitutional o fficers that would provide a 1 percent raise over a previo us comparable year. That w ould have given the sheri ffs office some $224,000 m ore than it had in this curr ent fiscal years budget. The way it stands today, w ith the boards budget reco mmendations, we will not b e able to meet our financial o bligations, Benton told c ommissioners. Looking for a way to find m oney in the current county c offers, Benton brought the c ommission a suggestion that w ould have taken money f rom the compensated a bsences fund. Such a tactic w ould have infused more t han $4 million into the curr ent budget pool. However, the idea did not f ly, as state mandates require t hat if there is such a fund, it m ust be funded at 100 perc ent of the outstanding liabili ty. Moreover, all of the c ountys constitutional offic ers would have had to be on b oard with such a plan and at l east two of them said they w ere not interested. This is a place where the s heriff and I are on opposite s ides, said Highlands C ounty Clerk of Courts Bob G ermaine. Usually we are o n the same page, but not this t ime. We think the county s hould stay 100 percent funde d. Germaine said he previousl y had discussed the plan w ith Highlands County Tax C ollector Eric Zwayer, who a lso declined to participate. Benton objected to the c ost-cutting formula imposed o n constitutional officers, a lleging that what she was l eft with would be insuffic ient funds to operate her d epartment. I have the numbers now, a nd that would be a reduction o f about $809,000, which w ould leave us a $224,000 i ncrease over last year, she s aid. Without that money, B enton said she would be f orced to give a number of d uties that her office currentl y handles for the board back t o the county. That would i nclude courthouse security, o peration of the jail and a llowing the countys facilit ies department to handle the c are and maintenance of the s heriffs office buildings. Elwell suggested that jobs p erformed by the sheriff for t he board could be moved to t he county commissioners b udget to better track the e xpenditures. He also sugg ested that although the b oard had made dramatic cuts i n their budget in the recent p ast, by comparison, the s heriffs office had not r educed its budget as much. I have historic data that i ndicates over the last eight o r nine years, the sheriffs o ffice has not decreased their t otal budget to the same e xtent that the revenues have g one down, he said. Conversely, the board has o ver cut compared to how the r evenues have gone down in o rder to help absorb some of t he deficits in other areas. On several occasions, B enton told the board she did n ot understand the rationale b ehind the boards fiscal polic y and how it was determ ined. The sheriff was not at last weeks special meeting, and reportedly was out of state at the time. Elwell explained that it has been a long-standing though often ignored board policy to raise or lower budgets based on the available revenue. He stated that the time was overdue to adhere to that policy. Benton responded that her office has fixed costs, pointing to the jail and saying that there are 400 inmates that had to be fed and guarded regardless of the budget. Elwell then asked Benton, In an effort to cut to the chase, what can you get by with? If I could get to $550,000 over last year, that would help with the Florida Retirement System payments and the compensated absences fund, she replied. The sheriff assured the board that although they might have to reduce some programs, the office would not have to totally cut any of them. You have to remember that 86 percent of our budget is people. All we can do is move or consolidate staff, she said. But there will be no jeopardizing of public safety? asked Elwell. Benton confirmed that was correct. To fund the additional $325,000 for the sheriffs office and the remaining budget shortfall set at nearly $1.9 million, commissioners by a 3-2 vote moved to dip into the reserve for contingency fund. Moving it from three months of operating expenses to no less than 2.5 months after learning that each half month would amount to nearly $2.3 million in additional revenue The three months is not a policy, it was established as a goal, said Highlands County Administrator June Fisher Germaine suggested that the compensated absences fund also still might act as an unofficial rainy day fund. It could remain intact without being disturbed, he said, unless there was a natural disaster or other emergency. If we did get into a mess and we had to have the money we could change the policy and go back to zero, he said. I dont want to encumber that money, but it is and option. The next t hearing is set for Sept. 5. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 30, 2013 Page A5 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; rt hand read top after school; 0 0 0 3 1 4 3 6 STATLER FINANCIAL; 9.347"; 11"; Black plus three; process, tv pick-up; 0 0 0 3 1 9 5 3 Continued from A1 Susan Benton Highlands County sheriffYou have to remember that 86 percent of our budget is people. All we can do is move or consolidate staff. Sheriffs new budget wont impact public safety Tuffley bids farewell


their industrial park. The Pony Project reportedly was an offshoot of a suggestion by Richie. Shoop said that one could produce as many as 200 jobs. Among the successes by the IDA/EDC, Shoop listed various levels of help with the Lakeshore Mall, GenPac, Amerikan, E-stone, Cross Country (now known as Agero), the new Walmart in Avon Park and the nowdefunct BPBiofuels plant. As an example, Shoop said the Economic Development Commission had helped the mall with the access road that encircles it and pointed to the expansions at E-Stone and Agero as being facilitated by the EDC. He also alluded to a number of grant applications worked up by IDA/EDC staff. If you look at the return on investment over the past eight years the county has given us $2.3 million and there has been $39 million in capital investment. That figures out to a 21 percent ROI, he said. And that is without the multiplier. Additionally, Shoop said the IDA/EDC was a major force behind the tax abatement program, was the creator of Floridas Heartland Rural Economic Development Initiative, the originator of the Small Business Development Corporation and actually served as the original coordinating agency for the Highlands County Tourist Development Commission. Besides business and expansion efforts, Shoop discussed EDC Action Plan items, including the listing of development sites on the web, a schedule of trade shoes and an outreach to existing local companies, among other things. He told the commission if they were going to defund the group, the commission needed to develop an exit strategy to turn a number of the current IDA/EDC functions over to other groups or agencies. Companies call all the time. We get referrals constantly. There are a lot of intangibles out there we need to know what to do with, he said. Richie said the object was not to get rid of the group, but rather to change the focus for the funding of its staff and operation. Were not dismantling the IDA/EDC, he said. What were doing is giving them some motivation to go out and find some money. Shoop replied that the EDC takes in about $3,600 annually from membership but was trying to raise that figure. Plans are to raise membership fees in search of a $50,000 war chest. To date, he said, they already had taken in about $8,000. Richie noted that currently there are only 15 member businesses of the EDC, with seven of those serving as board members. Thats out of 11,000 businesses we have here, he said. I think thats a little short. Richie said that county funding of the organization originally was designed to be a jump start, with a goal toward making the IDA/ED C self-sustaining. Noting the current funding and the talent of the board, the chairman suggested the IDA/EDC could weather the storm for this year along with the rest of county government. Continued from A1 Page A6 News-SunFriday, August 30, 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 HIGHLANDS LITTLE THEATRE PP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 8/28-9/13; 0 0 0 3 1 9 1 7 SHIRLEYELSEA Shirley Louise Elsea, 77, o f Pahrump, Nev. and form erly from Lake Placid, p assed away Sunday, Aug. 2 5, 2013. Ms. Elsea was b orn Aug. 27, 1935 in N orth Baltimore, Ohio and m oved to Pahrump in 2011 f rom Lake Placid, Fla. She h ad retired from electronics m anufacturing and was of t he Nazarene faith. One her e njoyments in life were to j oin her husband at his m usic gigs. Survivors include her s ons, Randall (Joetta) Elsea o f San Antonio, Texas, K evin (Sharon) Elsea of P ahrump, Nev.; brother, L arry Smith of North B altimore, Ohio; sister, S haron Dalton of Ashland, O hio; half sisters, Joyce Stephens and Ruth Ann Moore; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Ms. Elsea was preceded in death by her loving husband, Kenneth; daughter, Deborah Van Slate; and brother, Richard Eugene Smith. Visitation for Ms. Elsea will be held 1-2 p.m. with a service beginning at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 in the Chapel of Peace at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Avon Park, Fla. Online condolences may be shared by visiting Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/PageTheus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood, Fla. Obituaries BERNARD M. SCHRAMM Bernard M. Schramm, a ge 80, of Sebring, Fla., p assed away Monday, Aug. 2 6, 2013 in Sebring. He w as born on April 28, 1933 t o Zelma (nee) Kazmaier a nd Harvey F. Schramm in P errysburg Township, O hio, and had been a resident of S ebring since 2003, c oming from T oledo, Ohio. He w as a millwright for L OF Glass C ompany for 36 y ears. He was a member of R esurrection Lutheran C hurch of Avon Park and s erved his Lord as a memb er of the Church Council, h ead usher, Sunday school t eacher and property chairm an.He also was a volunt eer at Florida Hospital. B ernie will be sorely m issed. He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Virginia A. (von Borries) Schramm; sons, William Schramm and Edward MakiSchramm; daughters, Rinda A. Schramm Holshoe and Rebecca L. Schramm Diaz; eight grandchildren; brother, David G. Schramm and sister, Doris J. Schramm Landrum. Amemorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Avon Park. Memorial contributions may be made either to Resurrection Lutheran Church, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park, FL33825, or the donors choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Fla. 33870 (863) 385-0125 Schramm ALCUS SNELLSR. Alcus Snell Sr., age 89, p assed away Monday, Aug. 1 9, 2013 at The Oaks of A von Park. He had been a r esident of Avon Park for 7 0 years, coming from D efuniak Springs, F la. He had been e mployed with S ebring Packing C ompany and IMC A grico. He was a l ifetime member of c hurch of Christ. Alcus is survived b y his daughters, Yolanda Y Snell of Avon Park and Y vonne C. Watson of M eridianville, Ala.; sons, A lcus L. Snell Jr. of St. P etersburg and Gerald S nell of Avon Park; 10 g randchildren and 23 greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Avon Park church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave. Afuneral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at Avon Park church of Christ with Brother Don Smith and Brother Rico Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Sebring. Final arrangements entrusted to: Marions Community Funeral Chapel 917 S. Delaney Ave. Avon Park, FL33825 The Peoples Choice ... Because We Care Snell D eath noticeRoosevelt Wilson, 79, of Avon Park died Aug. 21, 2 013. Marion Funeral Chapel, Avon Park, is in charge of a rrangements. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Tamela Cullens, a member of South Florida State Colleges (SFSC) eight-member District Board of Trustees, has assumed the chair of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Trustees Commission. Her term runs through June 30, 2015. Cullens has been an active member of the AFC Trustees Commission since 2006, serving as secretary-treasurer in 2011 and vice chair 201213. In the role of chair, Cullens will oversee all aspects of the annual commission work plan and work closely with Division of Florida Colleges Chancellor Randy Hanna and AFC Chief Executive Officer Michael Brawer to carry out its mission. Cullens will be responsible for planning education forums for the trustees, coordinating communications, and planning the Trustee Commission's annual legislative conference. The Trustees Commission will hold its annual Trustees Commission meeting Sept. 12-13 in Orlando. Mrs. Cullens exemplary leadership skills and experience with the SFSC District Board of Trustees prepared her well to assume expanded duties which benefit the entire state, said Dr. Thomas C. Leitzel, president, SFSC. She is a tireless worker who believes in the mission of our state college. She is an ideal choice to coalesce the talents of many individuals who are extremely passionate about higher education. Cullens was appointed to the SFSC District Board of Trustees and began serving on June 1, 2006. She twice served as board chair, in 2008-09 and 2012-13. As a n SFSC trustee, Cullens follows in the footsteps of her uncle, Ronnie Sachsenmaie r, and her brother-in-law, Jim Brooks, who both served on the SFSC District Board of Trustees in the late 1980s and early 1990s. She is also a member of the Association of Community College Truste es (ACCT) and served on the Finance and Audit Committee for one year. Currently, she is a member of the ACCTSouthern Regional Awards Committe e during its 2013 selection process. SFSC trustee named chair of AFC Commission Tamela Cullens EDC to remain unfunded by county commission for this year TALLAHASSEE (AP) E nforcement of the states e nvironmental laws has p lummeted under Gov. Rick S cott and the private compan y attorney he picked to lead t he Department of E nvironmental Protection, a ccording to a report to be r eleased Thursday by a g roup that represents gove rnment workers who work i n environmental regulation. The Public Employees for E nvironmental R esponsibility report says t hat since Scott took office a nd Secretary Herschel V inyard took over DEPin 2 011, enforcement has d ropped by just about every m easure. For example, DEP o pened 1,587 cases in 2010 a nd 663 last year. Similar d rops were shown in consent o rders, which dropped from 1 ,249 in 2010 to 482 last y ear, as well as penalties assessed and fines collected. The report said the department essentially has become nonfunctional under Vinyard, who worked for a shipyard before Scott appointed him secretary. This is nothing more than that department taking a blind eye, looking the other way when these facilities pollute, said Jerry Phillips, director of Florida PEER. The message is out to the employees that they should not be aggressive in this area. We talk to these employees, we hear from them and I havent heard from a single employee that enforcement is better now under Herschel Vinyard. Its just the opposite. DEPsaid it is taking its responsibility seriously and said the drop in cases is because of a focus on prevention. Group: Environmental laws not enforced under Scott


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 30, 2013Page A7 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 12-884 LAKE JUNE HILLS PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs WILLIAM E. LEWIS, JR. Defendant NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 9, Block 1, LAKE JUNE HILLS, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 30, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 26th day of September, A.D., 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court (Seal) By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk ''In Accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.'' August 30; September 6, 2013 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. QUERIAPA A/K/A MARIA QUERIAPA A/K/A MARIA LUGO MACARIO A/K/A MARIA L. MACARIO A/K/A MARIA 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 MARIA HERRERA A/K/A MARIA LUGO HERRERA A/K/A MARIA L. HERRERA A/K/A MARIA L. QUERIAPA A/K/A MARIA QUERIAPA A/K/A MARIA LUGO MACARIO A/K/A MARIA L. MACARIO A/K/A MARIA 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 Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. 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. 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. (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), AS MUCH IN ADVANCE OF YOUR COURT APPEARANCE OR VISIT TO THE COURTHOUSE AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO EXPLAIN YOUR FUNCTIONAL LIMITATIONS AND SUGGEST AN AUXILIARY AID OR SERVICE THAT YOU BELIEVE WILL ENABLE YOU TO EFFECTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE COURT PROGRAM OR SERVICE. 11-004601 August 23, 30, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000800 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF RUTH L. WHITTINGTON, DECEASED; EVONNE W. PRESCOTT; JACK SHERRON WHITTINGTON; JOHN LEON WHITTINGTON, JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EVONNE W. PRESCOTT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JACK SHERROD WHITTINGTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN LEON WHITTINGTON, JR.; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; A ND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 26, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND SITUATTED IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, VIZ: ALL OF LOT 23, A ND THE NORTHWESTERLY FIFTEEN FEET OF LOT 22, OF BLOCK 179, WOODLAWN TERRACE A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, AND IN TRANSCRIPT PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; SAID NORTHWESTERLY 15 FEET OF LOT 22, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE COMMON LOT LINE OF SAID LOTS 22 AND 23, ON FERNVALE AVENUE, THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID COMMON LINE OF LOTS 22 AND 23, TO THE REAR LOT LINE OF LOT 22, THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY A LONG THE REAR LOT LINE OF LOT 22, A DISTANCE OF 15 FEET, THENCE NORTHEASTERLY A ND PARALLEL TO THE COMMON LOT LINE OF SAID LOTS 22 AND 23, TO FERNVALE AVENUE; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG FERNVALE A VENUE, 15 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. a/k/a 1303 FERNVALE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870-2918 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Highlands County, Florida, at eleven o'clock a.m., on September 27, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any. other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak 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. Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice, please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. August 30; September 6, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000381 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. DOROTHY D. MYRTETUS; JOSEPH W. MYRTETUS; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 26, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 15, BLOCK 141, PLACID LAKES SECTION ELEVEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 114 SHEPPARD RD. N.W., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852-8804 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Highlands County, Florida, at eleven o'clock a.m., on September 26, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any. other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLER K Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k 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. Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice, please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. August 30; September 6, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000845 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT RELATING TO IMPAC SECURED ASSETS CORP., MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3, Plaintiff, vs. RIVERO, DANNY, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000845 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT RELATING TO IMPAC SECURED ASSETS CORP., MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3, Plaintiff, and RIVERO, DANNY, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT AT COURTHOUSE, 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870, at the hour of 11:00 A.M. on the 27th day of September, 2013, the following described property: LOT 10, BLOCK 5, AVON PARK ESTATES, UNIT III, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 43, 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 at Sebring, Highlands County, Florida this 27th day of August, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak 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 Clerk of the Court's disability coordinator at 590 S COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, 863-534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. (26293.1384/DBrooks) August 30; September 6, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000713 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF DEVEDA E. MARTIN, DECEASED; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF JAMES A. MARTIN, DECEASED; SANDRA L. COCHRAN; EDWIN MARTIN, JR.; JANICE KAY BURCH; DENISE DENE KOVATCH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SANDRA L. COCHRAN; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 26, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 18, SEBRING HILLS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 109 ROBIN AVE, SEBRING, FL 33870-8534 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Highlands County, Florida, at eleven o'clock a.m., on September 27, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any. other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak 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. Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice, please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. August 30; September 6, 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 1050Legals rffntbffnfn frnffnf ffnfffnnnnn nnnfnffnnnbnf bfffnffbf fnbfnbf 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 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 A 074 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-001731 U.S. BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. DAVID A. PRYCE A/K/A DAVID PRYCE; CAROLYN PRYCE; JOHN DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 26, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 1, BLOCK 9, SECTION F, HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 95, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1515 PAPER BIRCH ST, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Highlands County, Florida, at eleven o'clock a.m., on September 26, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any. other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated as Sebring, Florida, this 27th day of August, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLER K Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k 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. Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice, please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. 665110997 August 30; September 6, 2013 1050Legals Classified ads get fast results Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155


Page A8News-SunFriday, August 30, m 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-385 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ERNEST SARTELL GREENE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ERNEST SARTELL GREENE, deceased, whose date of death was July 31, 2013, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-6527, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is A ugust 30, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Barbara Jo Greene 4547 Sebring Lakes Boulevard Sebring, FL 33875 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-5156 Email: August 30; September 6, 2013DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404IN 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, A S 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


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 30, 2013Page A9 NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesWANTED PROGRAMMABLE RECLINER w/full body massage. Reasonable price please, limited budget. Call 863-465-7877 leave message. 7340Wanted to Buy AVON PARKMoving Sale! Fri. Sat. 8 1pm. Outdoors. 19 E. Kendall Blvd. off North Lake Ave. '93 Bass Tracker TX 17, lg. shop vac, table saw, tools, fishing equip & household goods. AVON PARKLAKES Sat. Sun. 8 3PM. 2369 N. Huntington Rd. Avon Park. Furn., dishes & much more. 7320Garage &Yard Sales WOODEN ROCKER Newly upholstered. $65. Call 863-314-9781 WHEELS 14"for Trailers 2 for $75. obo 863-471-2021 VACUUM CLEANEREureka Upright Bagless with Light. $35. 863-385-0000 MEN'S DEPENDSS/M & L/XL 8 packages. $40. ( will separate @ 50 cents ea. pkg.) 863-471-2021 LOVESEAT /BEIGE Earth Tone Stripe, Upholstered with 2 Extra Pillows. $70. Cash Only! 863-471-2502 INVERSION SYSTEMTable By Nordic Track Heavy Duty Large Base. $100. 863-465-6749 DINING ROOMTable with 4 Chairs. $35. 863-385-0000 7310Bargain BuysCOMPUTER DESK Wooden w/Hutch. $25. Cash. 863-443-6470. 7310Bargain Buys 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 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 HousesAVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsBEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING2BR/1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping. $595/mo. 863-381-1861 6200UnfurnishedApartments 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. LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, Screened Patio & 1 Car Garage. Over looking Beautiful Lake June. Newly painted. $475/ mo. with Sec. Dep. $500. 863-655-0595 or 863-414-2833 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsLAKE PLACID/ Sebring DW Mobile Home 2BR/ 2BA, Central A/C/Heat. Screened porch, Carport. W/D hook up. Large lawn, quiet area. No pets. $500/mo. + dep. 863-840-0494 or 863-465-1451 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING ORANGEBlossom Estates Unit 10 PB6-PG51 Lot 11 Block 4. $6500. obo. Estate Sale! Call 317-670-9228 4220Lots for SaleSEBRING KENILWORTHBLVD. Zoned C-1. 3224 sq. ft. Building. Good parking. Asking $95,500. By Appt. Only. email: 4160Commercial Prop.For SaleSEBRING 2/1Villa, 3018 Spinks Rd. $535/mo. $600 Security. No Pets. Call 863-385-3101 4120Villas & CondosFor SaleSUN NLAKES *SELL / LEASE OPTION 3BR, 2BA. Just Remodeled! Large Corner Lot. $137,500. Owner Will Finance if needed. 954-270-5242 4060Homes for SaleAvon ParkFROSTPROOF *LAKE FRONT 4BR, 2BA, Just Remodeled! Culdesac. SELL / LEASE OPTION Owner Finance Available. $117,500. 954-270-5242 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial WANTED FIELDREPRESENTATIVE'S to join the Oldest Auction Firm in Florida. Need Motivated team members to seek out inventories, estates, liquidations etc. 863-640-6890 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: 2100Help Wanted TOWN OFLAKE PLACID HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA REQUEST FOR RESUMES FOR THE POSITION OF TOWN CLERK Town Population: 2,127 Opening Date/Time: August 22, 2013 Closing Date/Time: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Submit to: Resumes for the position of Town Clerk Phil Williams, Town Administrator Town of Lake Placid 311 W. Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid, FL 33852 The Town of Lake Placid is accepting resumes from qualified individuals to fill the full-time position of Town Clerk. The position is a responsible position which is answers to the Lake Placid Town Council, the Mayor and the Town Administrator. The proposed salary range will be $35,000 $55,000, dependent on qualifications, plus benefits of health insurance, sick leave, vacation and state retirement paid in full at this time by the town. The Town Clerk must have the following minimum qualifications: Associates Degree or a combination of college work which demonstrates accountability, organizational skills, communication skills and potential to develop within a responsible government environment. *Certification as Municipal Clerk or Municipal Clerk experience is preferred but not required. *Must have background favorable to a position of trust. Must be a Florida Notary Public or become one within ninety (90) days after hire. Must possess a valid drivers licenses required for the operation of vehicles and a dependable mode of transportation. Must have computer skills to perform essential job functions using Microsoft Word, Excel, web base, Quickbooks experience desirable. Must have knowledge of legal advertising requirements, election laws and procedures, ability to understand and interpret state and local laws or have ability and commitment to learn same. The functions of the Town Clerk include, but are not limited to the following: Serves as Official Clerk to the Town Council and to various Boards throughout the Town, fulfilling the public records requirements as established by statute. Attends all official meetings, records proceedings and prepares minutes of all meetings. Supervises and manages the Towns municipal and special elections. Maintains up-to-date Town Code, Ordinance, Resolutions, Policies and Procedures as adopted by the Town Council. Publishes legal notices for all public hearings before the Council and various Boards. Administers oath of office to employees, Town officials and board members having enforcement or regulatory powers Provides information of public record to citizens on request. Performs such other duties as are assigned by the Town Administrator, Mayor and Town Council. Copies of the full job description will be on the towns website after August 26, 2013. The town is looking to fill the position by October 1, 2013. SUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS Full time clerk needed Must be organized and Have excellent Customer Service skills Fax resumes to: 863-678-2170 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 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 LOCAL DRIVERWANTED P/T seasonal for Parcel Delivery must have at least 1 year of prior driving experience within the last 3 yrs. of driving commercial cargo van or larger. 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. AVON PARKLooking for FT. Warehouse & Delivery to work Tues. Fri. 10-4:30. Apply in person at Main Store located at 2900 US. 27 S. 863-402-1688. 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 14-002.2: Electrician Services 14-007.2: Plumbing Services Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from or by contacting Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB by phone 863-471-5110, Fax 863-471-5168, or email: at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce A ve Sebring, FL 33870. If obtaining documents via the website, it shall be the bidders responsibility to check for amendments/changes made to the document. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid. Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Purchasing Office A ttn: Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 10:00 AM, September 13, 2013, of the official time clock in the purchasing office. Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected. The City will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, of any other type of delivery service. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and ordinances of local, state and federal authorities having jurisdiction, including, but not limited to: all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21, 1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1, 33 F.2 7804); all provisions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla. Stat. §287.133, et seq, as amended) and the provisions in Fla. Stat. §287.134, et seq, as amended, regarding discrimination. The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept or rej ect any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the award; if an award is made, will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the City of Sebring. The council reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB Purchasing Agent Sebring, Florida Publication: News-Sun Dates: August 30 & September 6, 2013 ***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** T he following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000656 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF FRANCES I. DRIGGERS, DECEASED; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEV ISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF DEBORAH JEAN DRIGGERS, DECEASED; DUSTIN COLE DRIGGERS; JOHN BLAKE LOWRY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DUSTIN COLE DRIGGERS; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; A ND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 26, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 15, BLOCK 5, OF SEBRING VILLAS SUBDIVISION, FIRST ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 83, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 4730 COCO PALM DR., SEBRING, FL 33870-5301 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Highlands County, Florida, at eleven o'clock a.m., on September 26, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any. other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak 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. Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice, please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. 665110997 August 30; September 6, 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. 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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Highlands Youth Football and Cheer Organization (HYFC) hosted their season opener on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Joe Franza Stadium in Avon Park to take on the Lake Wales Gators. It was the first official game of the season, the Eagles coaches and players were anxious to get on the field knowing that from this point on, every game counts and each win is one step closer to a divisional playoff game. The Lady Eagle cheerleaders started off the day getting the players pumped up for the game and boosting the team spirit in the stands with the spectators. The first team to take the field was the Flag team, ages 5and 6-years old and coached by Steve Remes. The Eagles offense was lead by Marcus Gomez, Josh Hernandez, Leon Harris and Damari Cohen. The Gators took an early 6-0 lead but the Eagles responded quickly with Harris scoring the first touchdown of the day with the extra point scored by Cohen taking the lead at 7-6. The defense made their presence known and stood strong with key plays by Max Gagnon, Keldrice Legree, Clayton Hooks and Harris. The offensive drives continued throughout with Harris scoring again to wrap up the day with a final score of 13-6. It was a very exciting game with the Eagles starting the season in the win column. Next to take the field was the Mighty Might team, ages 7, 8 and 9 and coached by Bronson Smith. The offense struggled early in the game, but on a two-play run, Isiah Pete ran 52 yards for a touchdown. The Gators quickly responded with a couple of scores of their own to take the lead 13-6. On defense, Solan Huter caused an d recovered a fumble and made several Not been catching many f ish lately? Tired of beating the water a nd wondering where all the f ish have gone? You might want to conside r hiring a bass fishing g uide. Too expensive you say? Maybe, but consider this: m ost of the local bass fishi ng guides have boats worth $ 25,000 to $60,000, rods and r eels worth another $5,000 a nd hundreds of dollars w orth of fishing tackle and e quipment, readily available. But even more importantl y, they have the experience a nd knowledge of the many l akes they guide on that the a verage fisherman lacks. Many are excellent i nstructors and teachers, prov iding tips and techniques t hat have been successful d uring their fishing careers. And most have an incredib le amount of patience an i mportant part of being a s uccessful guide. Guide trips can vary from f our hours to an all-day trip, a nd many of the local guides w ill fish on the lake of your c hoice, although Lake I stokpoga, Lake June, Walki n-Water and Lake O keechobee tend to be the m ost popular bodies of w ater, offering the greatest o pportunities to catch a real l unker. Some guides will only fish a rtificial baits, while others t ypically only provide guide t rips using live wild shiners. Most will offer both. One word of caution r egarding live bait it is u sually an additional charge shiners can range in price f rom $10 a dozen to $24 a nd 4 to 5 dozen are needed o n most trips. What can you expect from y our guide? That depends on your l evel of competency. If you need assistance c asting your bait out, rigging y our bait, baiting your hook, o r netting and removing the h ook from a basss jaws, y our guide will provide that a ssistance. Many live bait guides will a nchor the boat and cast out 3 -5 baits and wait for the a ction that they know will c ome soon. When it does, theyll i nstruct their guest on how t o take in any slack line, l ower the rod tip and set the h ook. Artificial bass guides will o ften instruct their guests on w hich lures to use, how to u se them properly and where t o cast them. The cost of a trip will run $200 to $400 for a day of fishing, depending on the guide. Some offer 4-hour trips, 6-hour trips and 8-hour trips. Most try to schedule trips in advance, particularly in season, and some require a deposit to hold the date. Re-scheduled trips happen occasionally due to poor weather conditions and some guides even guarantee youll catch fish or your money is refunded. All in all, if you dont have a boat or if you do, but youre not catching fish like you'd like, or youre looking to catch that trophy bass, you might want to consider hiring a guide. Theres no shortage of bass fishing guides in the area. Acouple of the better known guides are Remo Beaver and Don Hatcher. Ive been out with Remo a couple of times and hes got an incredible sixth sense in finding quality fish. He and Don have been guides in this area a long time. I know most of the guides in this area, many of which Ive fished with or against in local bass tournaments. They are all top-notch fishermen and although I dont claim to have a complete list, most can be contacted through the different marine dealers, fishing camps and bait and tackle shops. Guides like Corbin Dyer and his sons, JR and James; John Woods, owner of the Lorida General Store; Norman Lee at Lake Placid Marine and Ken Karrol and Geoff Balog in Lake Placid are some of the better known guides south of here. In Sebring and Avon Park, Paul Tardiff, Nick DeSanta, Steve Dubois and Dave Douglass are all successful bass fishing guides. And of course, myself. I started guiding on Lake Okeechobee and the Stick Marsh (Farm 13) back in S PORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, August 30, 2013 Page B3 Fishin Around... Don Norton Bass fishing guides See GUIDES, Page B4 Courtesy pho to Gio Gonzalez scores a touchdown in style against Lake Wales. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun files Joanna Sanchez was certainly excited with the Lady Dragons win at Okeechobee Tuesday night. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun J asmine Kelly throws one down Tuesday night, one of many kills she would have, in the Panthers exciting match against W arner. Highlands Eagles wrestle with the Gators By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comTalk about some early season adversity. Lake Placids Lady Dragons had started out their volleyball season well enough with a win over district and county rival Avon Park in the opener of the Sebring Preseason Classic last week, and had gotten off to a huge lead in the finale against the host Blue Streaks. But since then, they had lost five straight sets the final three to Sebring and the first two Tuesday night on the road at Okeechobee. But Lake Placid soon gave an indication that this season will be marked by their perseverence as they turned it around on the Lady Brahmans to take a 3-2 win. The stats dont show how much heart we have, first year head coach Charlotte Bauder said. We came back the whole match and fough t hard for the win. It was an awesome win for us. Awesome and relatively unexpected as the Class 6A Brahmans, a perennial volleyball power, cruised to a 25-16 win to start the matc h, and held the Dragons off for a 25-22 win to take a 2-0 lead and stand on the verge of a match victory. It was tough, Bauder said. We had four players sick and Im not one to use this as an excuse, but the officiating in this game was not very good. But the battle back soon began as the front line bega n connecting and the back-line defense stiffened. Lake Placid turned the tables to a 25-22 win in the third set and gained some momentum to take a match evening 25-17 win in the fourth. Lady Dragons overcome Okeechobee See LP, Page B4 See EAGLES, Page B3 By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK It was as exciting and encouraging as a three-set sweep could be. Athree-setter that South Floridas Lady Panthers lost, mind you, to Warner University Tuesday night. And yet the main reaction from head coach Kim Crawford tell more of what took place. We saw great things, she said. The coaching staff was very pleased with everyones effort on the court. And there was very good reason to be pleased as this team with all but two freshmen has been working together for still less than a month, and in those three setbacks against the Royals, who have a pair each of sophomores, juniors and seniors, great signs of things to come were seen. The opening set saw a nip-and-tuck affair that saw Warner never able to extend the lead to more than two points until a late run pushed it to a 25-20 win. And yet Jasmine Kelly and Breighly Bolton emerged as powerful weapons, with each recording multiple kills to keep the Panthers in range. Both South Floridas inexperience and Warners experience seemed to kick in at that start of the second set, with the Royals breaking out to an 8-2 lead. Ablock and kill from Madison Bitton, however, helped the Panthers claw their way back to within 9-8. Again Warner pushed ahead, going on a 7-1 run to make it 16-9, but South Florida kept up the fight. Evin Foster smashed home a score and Kelly followed with back-to-back scores on a kill and block to close the gap. Two more Kelly kills drew the Panthers to within 24-22 before a key Royal score clinched the win. And of all the sets, the third one started out seeming like the least competitive of the night. South Florida was off and inconsistent in allowing Warner to push out to leads of 8-2, 19-11 and 22-13. But where in past seasons this might have had the makings of a lopsided loss, this group showed itsmettle. Two kills from Bitton sandwiched a Foster finish to narrow the lead to 23-17. Warner scored next to put itself at game point, but the Panthers scored the next seven in a row, including a kill from Allison Taylor, to miraculously knot it at 2424. They evened it again at 25-all, but the Royals woul d score the next two to put it away. Even so, the mood of Crawford was echoed by her players. Im excited for this season, freshman and Okeechobee grad Darby Jones said. We have a lot of potential. Two tough matches against four-year programs that put this young squads feet to the fire right out of the gate. South Florida next tests itstalents against schools more itsown size as they travel to Ft. Pierce today to face Lake Sumter and India n River in a tri-match. Lady Panthers edged by Warner


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 four 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. The clinics will meet in the Panther Gym at SFSC on Saturdays 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 Columbus 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 7955.590 Tampa Bay7556.5732.5 Baltimore7061.5347.5 New York7063.5268.5 Toronto6074.44819 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit 7756.579 Cleveland7161.5385.5 Kansas City6864.5158.5 Minnesota5774.43519 Chicago5676.42420.5 West Division WLPctGB Texas 7855.586 Oakland7557.5682.5 Los Angeles5972.45018 Seattle 5973.44718.5 Houston4488.33333.5 ___ Tuesdays Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Toronto 1 Oakland 6, Detroit 3, 6 innings Boston 13, Baltimore 2 Atlanta 2, Cleveland 0 L.A. Angels 6, Tampa Bay 5 Chicago White Sox 4, Houston 3 Kansas City 6, Minnesota 1 Texas 4, Seattle 3, 10 innings Wednesdays Games Texas 12, Seattle 4 Toronto 7, N.Y. Yankees 2 Oakland 14, Detroit 4 Boston 4, Baltimore 3 Atlanta 3, Cleveland 2 Tampa Bay 4, L.A. Angels 1 Chicago White Sox 6, Houston 1 Kansas City 8, Minnesota 1 Thursdays Games Oakland at Detroit, late Kansas City at Minnesota, late L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay, late Baltimore at Boston, late Cleveland at Atlanta, late Seattle at Houston, late Fridays Games Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 8-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 11-11), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (E.Santana 8-7) at Toronto (Buehrle 10-7), 7:07 p.m. Cleveland (McAllister 7-7) at Detroit (Porcello 10-7), 7:08 p.m. Chicago White Sox (H.Santiago 4-7) at Boston (Dempster 6-9), 7:10 p.m. Minnesota (Hendriks 0-2) at Texas (Darvish 12-5), 8:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 8-7) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 8-13), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Walker 0-0) at Houston (Peacock 3-4), 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 8-5) at Oakland (J.Parker 10-6), 10:05 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cabrera, DET47995171.357 Trout, LAA49191163.332 A. Beltre, TEX51779170.329 HOME RUNS Davis, BAL 47 Cabrera, DET43 Encarnacion, TOR34 RUNS BATTED IN Cabrera, DET130 Davis, BAL 120 Encarnacion, TOR99 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Cabrera, DET.448 Trout, LAA .427 Mauer, MIN.404 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Cabrera, DET.683 Davis, BAL .682 Trout, LAA .574 WON-LOST Scherzer, DET19-1 Moore, TB 14-3 Tillman, BAL14-4 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Sanchez, DET2.61 Darvish, TEX2.68 Scherzer, DET2.73 STRIKEOUTS Darvish, TEX225 Scherzer, DET196 Hernandez, SEA194NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta 8052.606 Washington6765.50813 Philadelphia6172.45919.5 New York5972.45020.5 Miami 4982.37430.5 Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis7855.586 Pittsburgh7755.583.5 Cincinnati7559.5603.5 Milwaukee5874.43919.5 Chicago5677.42122 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles7855.586 Arizona 6864.5159.5 Colorado6372.46716 San Diego6073.45118 San Francisco5974.44419 ___ Tuesdays Games Washington 2, Miami 1 Milwaukee 7, Pittsburgh 6 Atlanta 2, Cleveland 0 N.Y. Mets 5, Philadelphia 0 St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 1 San Francisco 5, Colorado 3 Arizona 10, San Diego 9, 10 innings Chicago Cubs 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 Wednesdays Games L.A. Dodgers 4, Chicago Cubs 0 Washington 4, Miami 3 Pittsburgh 7, Milwaukee 1 Atlanta 3, Cleveland 2 Philadelphia 6, N.Y. Mets 2 Cincinnati 10, St. Louis 0 Colorado 5, San Francisco 4 San Diego 5, Arizona 1 Thursdays Games Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, late Miami at Washington, late Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, late Cleveland at Atlanta, late Fridays Games Philadelphia (Halladay 3-4) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 8-11), 2:20 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 9-9) at Washington (Zimmermann 15-7), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (S.Miller 12-8) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 14-6), 7:05 p.m. Miami (Fernandez 10-5) at Atlanta (Teheran 10-7), 7:30 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 8-7) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 8-13), 8:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 13-9) at Colorado (Manship 0-4), 8:40 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 7-13) at Arizona (Delgado 4-4), 9:40 p.m. San Diego (Stults 8-11) at L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 12-5), 10:10 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Molina, STL40855136.333 C. Johnson, ATL41345136.329 McCutchen, PIT48681157.323 HOME RUNS Alvarez, PIT 32 Goldschmidt, ARI31 Brown, PHL 27 RUNS BATTED IN Goldschmidt, ARI104 Craig, STL 96 Phillips, CIN 95 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Votto, CIN .435 Choo, CIN .412 Goldschmidt, ARI.401 McCutchen, PIT.400 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Gonzalez, COL.591 Goldschmidt, ARI.551 Beltran, STL.526 Cuddyer, COL.526 WON-LOST Zimmermann, WAS15-7 Wainwright, STL15-8 De La Rosa, COL14-6 Liriano, PIT14-6 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Kershaw, LAD1.72 Harvey, NYM2.27 Fernandez, MIA2.30 STRIKEOUTS Kershaw, LAD197 Harvey, NYM191 Wainwright, STL184AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Buffalo210.6677166 New England210.6676583 N.Y. Jets210.6677860 Miami130.2508068 South WLTPctPFPA Houston210.6677461 Indianapolis210.6676762 Tennessee120.3336765 Jacksonville030.0004095 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore210.6679873 Cincinnati210.6677953 Cleveland210.6675752 Pittsburgh030.0004668 West WLTPctPFPA Denver210.6674772 Kansas City120.3335252 Oakland120.3336579 San Diego120.3336271NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Washington3001.0007641 Philadelphia210.6676764 Dallas220.5007269 N.Y. Giants120.3335157 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans3001.0007656 Carolina210.6676758 Tampa Bay120.3335485 Atlanta030.0004988 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago210.6678478 Detroit210.6677250 Green Bay120.3332941 Minnesota030.0004381 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle3001.0008830 Arizona210.6673631 San Francisco210.6675537 St. Louis030.0005273 ___ Thursdays Games Indianapolis at Cincinnati, late Detroit at Buffalo, late Philadelphia at N.Y. Jets, late New Orleans at Miami, late Washington at Tampa Bay, late Jacksonville at Atlanta, late N.Y. Giants at New England, late Pittsburgh at Carolina, late Tennessee at Minnesota, late Cleveland at Chicago, late Green Bay at Kansas City, late Houston at Dallas, late Baltimore at St. Louis, late Arizona at Denver, late Oakland at Seattle, late San Francisco at San Diego, lateEASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB x-Chicago208.714 Atlanta 1412.5385 Washington1415.4836.5 Indiana 1215.4447.5 New York1117.3939 Connecticut720.25912.5WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB x-Minnesota207.741 x-Los Angeles198.7041 Phoenix1413.5196 Seattle 1314.4817 San Antonio1017.37010 Tulsa 919.32111.5 x-clinched playoff spot ___ Tuesdays Games Minnesota 73, New York 47 Seattle 72, San Antonio 71 Los Angeles 91, Connecticut 78 Wednesdays Game Washington 85, Atlanta 80, OT Thursdays Game Connecticut at Seattle, late Fridays Games Indiana at New York, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Tulsa, 8 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Football at Celebration,7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JVFootball at Sebring,7 p.m.; Volleyball at McKeel Academy,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Football vs.Lake Highlands Prep,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Volleyball at South Fork Tournament,TBA TUESDAY: Boys Golf at George Jenkins,3:30 p.m.; Girls Golf vs.Ridge,Highlands Ridge North,4 p.m. SFSC TODAY: Volleyball at Indian River Tri-Match,vs.Lake Sumter,1 p.m.,vs.Indian River,3 p.m. TUESDAY,Sept.3: Volleyball at Clearwater Christian College,7 p.m. TUESDAY,Sept.10: Volleyball at Florida College,7 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Football at Frostproof,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.McKeel Academy,6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JVFootball vs.Fort Meade,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m. C O L L E G E F O O T B A L L F R I D A Y 8 p m Texas Tech at SMU. . . . . . . . . E S P N S A T U R D A Y N o o n Toledo at Florida . . . . . . . . . . 3 8 N o o n Buffalo at Ohio State . . . . . . . E S P N 2 1 2 : 3 0 p m Louisiana Tech at North Carolina State . 4 4 1 p m Rice at Texas A&M . . . . . . . . E S P N 3 : 3 0 p m Temple at Notre Dame . . . . . . . N B C 3 : 3 0 p m Syracuse vs. Penn State . . . . . . E S P N 2 3 : 3 0 p m Mississippi State vs. Oklahoma State . . A B C 4 p m Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas . . . S U N 5 : 3 0 p m Alabama vs. Virginia Tech . . . . . E S P N 7 : 3 0 p m Wofford at Baylor . . . . . . . . . S U N 8 p m Georgia at Clemson . . . . . . . . A B C 9 p m LSU vs. Texas Christian . . . . . . E S P N 1 0 : 3 0 p m Northwestern at California . . . . . E S P N 2 M L B F R I D A Y 2 p m Philadelphia at Chicago Cubs . . . . W G N 1 0 p m Tampa Bay at Oakland . . . . . . . S U N S A T U R D A Y 7 p m Chicago White Sox at Boston . . . . W G N Times, games, channels all subject to change P R E M I E R L E A G U E S O C C E R S A T U R D A Y 1 2 : 3 0 p m Crystal Palace vs. Sunderland . . . . N B C T E N N I S F R I D A Y 1 p m U.S. Open, Mens 2nd, Womens 3rd . E S P N 2 7 p m U.S. Open, Mens 2nd, Womens 3rd . E S P N 2 S A T U R D A Y 1 1 a m U.S. Open, Third Round . . . . . . . C B S A U T O R A C I N G S A T U R D A Y 7 : 3 0 p m NASCAR Great Clips-Grit Chips 300 E S P N 2 G O L F F R I D A Y 9 : 3 0 a m EuroPGA ISPS Handa Wales Open . G O L F 1 2 : 3 0 p m PGA Hotel Fitness Championship . . G O L F 3 p m PGA Deutsch Bank Championship . . G O L F 6 : 3 0 p m LPGA Safeway Classic . . . . . . G O L F 8 : 3 0 p m PGA Shaw Charity Classic . . . . . G O L F S A T U R D A Y 1 p m PGA Hotel Fitness Championship . . G O L F 3 p m PGA Deutsch Bank Championship . . G O L F 6 : 3 0 p m LPGA Safeway Classic . . . . . . G O L F 8 : 3 0 p m PGA Shaw Charity Classic . . . . . 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Golf Hammock On Monday, Aug. 26, the Mezza Group played an Individual Pro-Am Points event. There was a tie for first in A group between Les Campbell and Johnny McEachren at +1. In B Group there was also a tie between David Mulligan and Rick Cloverhouse at -1. In C group Billy Parr came in first place with +6 and a tie for second place between Jack Stafford and Tony Frances at +3. In D group Ralph Pickering scored +1 that was good for first place and Earl Bittaker in second place with -1. Jerry Patterson came in first place in E group with +5 and Karl Mellor came in second place with +3. Bob Hughes scored +7 to win F group and Sal Sboto came in second place with +4. Closet to the pin for the A and B players was David Mulligan and the winner in between the C and D players was Sal Sboto. Congratulations to all the players who made the mid summer luncheon a success. Also a huge thanks to Pete Depriest and the cook staff. Next week the Mezza group will play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. For more information call Pete at 382-1280. Lake June West A Scramble was played on Thursday, Aug. 22, and saw a two-way tie for first settled by a matching of cards. The 59 brought in by Ken Rowen and John and Gloria Huggett won out over the 59 carded by Dick Denhart, Don Boulton and Joanne McGill. Taking third with a 65 were Larry and Chris Heath, Betty Billau and Charlotte Mathew. In closest to the pin, Mathew got to 12-feet, 4-inches from No. 2, Chris Heath hit to 4-feet, 10-inches from No. 8 and John Huggett to 29-feet from No. 4. Placid Lakes A Hole in One was recorded for Sue Mackey on Saturday, Aug. 17. Mackey used a 7-iron on the 87-yard second hole and saw it find the bottom of the cup for the momentous feat. Karen Wallin and Rose Hunter witnessed Mackeys ace. An Individual Points tournament was played on Wednesday, Aug. 21, with Bob McMillian taking top honors with a total of 53. Next up, Bob Sheets and Wayne Wood each came in with 46 points, Ed Bartusch 44 and Jack Hoerner 41. A Best Net Nine Hole was played on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Karen Wallin came in first with a net total of 23, with Gail Ladig in second with a 26. Joan Sniffen finished third with 27 and Sue Mackey fourth with 31. Mackey also had closest to the pin, getting to a scant 2feet, 6-inches from No. 11. SpringLake On Tuesday, Aug. 27, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association sponsored a Four Man Team competition in which the best two balls on the Front Nine and best three balls on the Back Nine counted toward the team score, on the Panther Creek course. First place went to Joe Austin, Bob Hinde, Larry Miesner and Ray McKenzie with a net score of 318 strokes. Second place went to Bob Rogers, Richie Eastep, Jay Payne and a Blind with a score of 334. Third place was won by Jan Hard, Charlie Keniston, Dave Docherty and a Blind with a score of 347, which narrowly beat out the fourth place team of Rick Nelson, Vern Hoffman, Ed Clay and Jim Foote, who scored 348. Fifth place went to Gary Behrendt, Leon Van, John Schroeder and a Blind with 356. k ey tackles with teammates K aleb Rojas, Landon Young a nd Fred Hankerson. In the second half, the o ffense struggled to gain m omentum and the defense c ouldnt contain the Gators to b ring the first loss of the day w ith a final score of 31-6. Next up was the Pee Wee t eam ages 10 and 11, coached b y Tim Hooks. They started the day meeti ng a strong defensive stance f rom the Gators after an early s core. The Eagles offense rallied b ehind quarterback Graisin W heelock, along with offens ive lineman OBrien Yarde a nd Christopher Cardoso p lowing the way to allow f ullback Austin Smith to d rive down the field for a f irst-quarter touchdown. The Gators quickly r esponded with a score of t heir own. The defense came out in t he second half with key t ackles by Jacob Bennett, C olton Topper, Steven D outhit and Wheelock but t he Gators strong offensive d rives lead to a 31-6 loss. Following the Pee Wee g ame, the Junior Varsity team a ges 12 and 13, coached by C liff Howell took the field w ith the Gators. The game got off to a great s tart with offense driving d own the field led by quarterb ack Norris Fish Taylor, Jr. a nd Geo Gonzalez scoring a 1 5-yard touchdown for the f irst score of the day to take a n early lead of 6-0. The strong JVdefense took t he field alert and ready with k ey tackles made by Kyle R odriguez, Kasey H awthorne, Jordan Rose, K evin Webb, Gonzalez and T aylor. The Gators quickly r esponded with a score of their own on a breakaway run to take the lead 7-6. The Eagles offense exploded as they took control with Taylor scoring and extra point by Marquis Hawthorne. The defense quickly thwarted the Gators advances and capitalized on the next drive as Kasey Hawthorne intercepted the ball and ran 75 yards to score. Kasey would go on to score again on a 20-yard pass from Taylor, and Taylor would score on a fumbled snap scoring a 55-yard touchdown, for a 32-7 lead. On the last play of the game the defense had the Gators deep in their own territory when Colton Williams rushed in to sack the quarterback causing a fumble in the end zone. It was recovered by Williams to score the final touchdown of the day, giving the JVteam the 38-7 win. The Varsity Eagles team, ages 13, 14 and 15 and coached by Nick Bailey did not have a game due to the Gators not having a Varsity team and earned their first victory by forfeit. All in all, it was a great day of football for the Eagles, taking three out of five games and off to a great start. The HYF Board of Directors want to express their appreciation to the parents, players, cheerleaders and coaches for your participation and contributions made to make this day of football a success. The Highlands Eagles will be playing in their next game on this Saturday, Aug. 31, on the road to face the Lakeland Hurricanes at Lake Gibson High School. Games will begin at 9 a.m. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 30, 2013 Page B3 princesses and heroes; 5.542"; 10"; Black; princesses & heroes; 0 0 0 3 1 8 5 9 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 8/30/13; 0 0 0 3 1 9 5 4 Continued from B1 Eagles get three wins rf


Page B4 News-SunFriday, August 30, 2013 biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 3 1 4 4 8 THE AMERICAN FISHERMAN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, sports now open; 0 0 0 3 1 8 3 7 Tea Party; 5.542"; 10.5"; process; -; 0 0 0 3 1 9 6 5 1 992 when I lived in Jupiter, a nd expanded my range in 1 996 when I moved to Avon P ark. Ill pretty much go anyw here a client is interested i n fishing. Some of the guides will t ravel to Toho and K issimmee and even the S tick Marsh but its always b est to have a clear unders tanding of where you want t o fish and if there is any a dditional charge for lakes o utside of the immediate a rea. Im sure there are many o thers that I dont know, but h iring a bass fishing guide c ould be one of the best i nvestments youll ever m ake. I took a guy out last year w ho had just moved to S ebring and he was a very k nowledgeable fisherman w ho was simply interested in f inding a few good spots to f ish. Like he said, he could p robably find the spots on h is own, but hiring a local g uide saved him time and m oney. So if youre tired of gett ing skunked, or catching s mall fish when everyone e lse is bragging about the hawgs they caught on their l ast trip, or youre just looki ng for a memorable trip w ith your buddy, your s pouse or your son or daught er, consider hiring a guide. Youll be glad you did. Friday Bass Tournament Nick DeSanta and his p artner Roy Clark have been o n a roll winning again at our first Lake Glenada morning tournament last Friday. Their 3-fish limit weighed in at 10.72 pounds with one fish that weighed just short of 7 1/2 pounds. Second place went to Rudy Williams and Butch with three fish weighing 8.56, and third place was Steve Dubois and Dan Stewart with 7.70 pounds. Everybody caught their limit of three fish and we all had a good time. If youre interested in fishing with us Fridays on Lake Glenada, the tournament is held every Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. till Noon, at $20 per boat, one or two anglers, artificial baits only with a 3-fish limit per boat. Don Norton is a professional tournament bass fisherman, bass fishing guide, and custom rod builder. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie, and is the owner of a custom rod building company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He is also the owner of REDS II, a full-service fishing tackle store located at 3603 Sebring Parkway, in Sebring, FL. You can reach him at 863-273-4998 or by email at Visit his American Fisherman Facebook page or his website at or stop by the store to see him in person. Continued from B1 Courtesy photo Nick DeSanta was at it again, winning the Friday Bass Tournament with a haul that included a whopping, 7 1/2 pounder. That momentum carried o ver as the Dragons took a 7 -0 lead in the 15-point tieb reaker, though things got a b it dicey. Things got a little crazy a nd we were up two at m atch point, Bauder said. But a couple of calls went a gainst us and it was tied 141 4. Neither team had any t ime outs left, so it was up to t he girls. And the girls took care of it, scoring three of the next four points to eke out the clinching, 17-15 win. Lake Placids offense was lead by Bella Carabellos 13 kills, with Jacalyn Baldwin adding 11 and Breauna Corley six. The offense was set up by setter Andrea Barajas23 assists while the defense was anchored by Mary Grace Bateswhopping 32 digs, with Dani Daigel and Carabello each reaching double figures as well with 13 and 10, respectively. Fresh off this remarkable comeback, the Dragons looked to keep it going when they returned to Sebring to face the Streaks Thursday night before getting into district play next Thursday at McKeel. See Sundays News-Sun for a recap of the Dragon, Blue Streak battle. Continued from B1 Guides a good investment LP makes stunning comeback


Mental health is important to overall health. Mental disorders are chronic health conditions that can continue through life. Without early diagnosis and treatment, children with mental disorders can have problems at home, in school and in forming friendships. This can also interfere with their healthy development, and these problems can continue into adulthood. During your childs physical exam, discuss any concerns that you have over your childs emotional or psychological development with your pediatrician. Childrens mental health continues to be a top priority for AAP(American Academy of Pediatrics). Studies have shown that 20 percent of children have significant mental health problems, but only 20 percent of these youngsters receive services from mental health professionals. Unfortunately, a large number of youth go untreated. In my last Mini Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Regarding the Safe and Effective use of Psychiatric Medication in Children and Adolescents, we discussed the importance to educate, encourage and exchange in order to achieve a mental well-being in our children. The childs basis needs is to feel loved (not just be loved), to be important to someone, to be good at something, to belong to a group of others. But it takes a parent, a community, diagnosis and treatment to accomplish all the above. Also, we need to exchange information with our children. For example: What do you think? What will work for you? How might we do this? What makes sense? What doesnt? What you can do Parents: You know your child best. Talk to your childs health care professional if you have concerns about the way your child behaves at home, in school or with friends. Youth: It is just as important to take care of your mental health as it is your physical health. If you are angry, worried or sad, dont be afraid to talk about your feelings and reach out to a trusted friend or adult. Teachers and school administrators: Early identification is important so that children can get the help they need. Work with families and health care professionals if you have concerns about the mental health of a child in your school. Finally, a good prescription for a healthy living is: Eat at least five fruits and vegetables every day, get at least one hour of physical activity every day, cut sugarsweetened drinks and drink water and low-fat milk. Dr. Raisa D. Camilo, M.D, FAAP, FAAC is with the Sun N Lake Medical Group. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent your condition. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 30, 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 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 8/30/13 p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 9 5 5 Healthy Living Special to the News-SunSEBRING Are you a ffected from the effects of s troke? Anew Stroke R ecovery group is forming a nd will meet at 1 p.m. W ednesday. This is a new s elf-help group for people i n the community who h ave had a stroke and are l iving with the effects. The p urpose of the group is to p rovide an informal, confid ential space to share e xperiences, support and i nformation. Meetings will feature s peakers, occasional outi ngs and exercise. The g roup will meet at Sebring C hristian Church on H ammock Road; the meeti ng will conclude at 2:30 p .m. The first meeting is to r eview the agenda for t hose who would be comi ng to the group. Plans n ow call for the group to m eet twice a month, on the f irst and third Tuesdays. The first Tuesday will be d edicated to a guest speake r who will facilitate the m eeting. Printed informat ion from the National S troke Association will be d istributed. Physicians, t herapists and others will b e invited to lecture t hroughout the season. The third Tuesdays will b e reserved for movement t herapy. Therapists adapte d to working with people a ffected from stroke will t ake the group through diff erent techniques of exerc ises depending on their a bility to participate. Also o n the third Tuesdays, stud ents from Azure College w ill be taking blood press ure readings and pulse r ates for those interested. Organizers would like to e stablish the needs of those w ho are affected from the r esult of stroke/s. The g roup welcomes anyone w ho has had a stroke, as w ell as the caregiver, famil y and friends of those livi ng with the effects of s troke, to participate. Examples of topics that w ill be covered: The difference in warni ng signs of stroke vs. h eart attack Cholesterol and Stroke Guide to Choosing S troke Rehabilitation S ervices Recovery After Stroke: A bility to Go Places Be Smoke Free: Facts a bout Smoking and Stroke R isk Recovery After Stroke: T hinking and Cognition Healthy Eating Coping with Emotions Managing Fatigue Managing Life at H ome, etc. The first meeting will f eature guest speaker Dr. R ey Pineda, whose topic w ill be What is Stroke a nd Recognizing the D ifference in Warning S igns of Stroke vs. Heart A ttack.At 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 will be the therapy session with Music in Motion, presented by ACE Homecare. Music in Motion will be demonstrated by Belinda Wright, Sunshine ambassador CNA/HHAwith Ace Homecare, Avon Park. Joining Wright will be Carol Kelly, MSEd., RN and Rebecca Moore, Sunshine ambassador CNA/HHA, both also from ACE Homecare.Music therapyMusic influences human behavior by affecting the brain and subsequently other bodily structures in ways that are observable, identifiable, measurable and predictable, thereby providing the necessary foundation for its use in treatment procedures. Recent studies have examined the effect of music therapy on stroke patients, when combined with traditional therapy. One study found the incorporation of music with therapeutic upper extremity exercises gave patients more positive emotional effects than exercise alone. Current research shows that when music therapy is used in conjunction with traditional therapy, it improves rates of recovery and emotional and social deficits resulting from stroke. Other studies reveal that participants gained not only more flexibility and wider range of motion, but an increased frequency and quality of social interactions and positive mood. It is not necessary to have music ability to benefit from music therapy. The act of expressing ones self through music is a form of communication for clients who are non-verbal or for those who have difficulty expressing themselves verbally. Processing music uses a different part of the brain than language, often allowing clients with brain injuries to sing words with less difficulty than speaking. Afew typical target areas in music therapy include gross/fine motor coordination and control, socialization and communication, emotional expression and creativity,selfesteem and self-awareness, sensory integration, relaxation and stress management, etc. The new Stroke Recovery Group is brought to you through H.A.L.L.O. (Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization). To be on the mailing list for notification of the meetings and guest speakers, call HALLO at 385-1196, emailhalloinc@embarqmail.comor write H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL33872. New Stroke Recovery group forming DearPharmacist: I need more options to protect my vision. I take prescription eye drops, but Im steadily declining. R.J., Decatur, Ill. Answer: Im sorry to hear that. Im always researching ways to protect eyesight because it is so precious, and often taken for granted. Even if you use prescription drops like Timolol, Xalatan, Restasis, Zaditor, Travatan, Acular, or the eye lash growing Latisse, supplements are usually OK. Numerous multi-tasking formulas are sold at pharmacies, and they contain all the key eye-nourishing ingredients like minerals, omega 3 fatty acids and B vitamins. These lay a good foundation, but may not be enough. So even if you take Ocuvite or I-caps for example, its probably alright to take one of the nutrients I list below, or both for that matter. Since we are dealing with your eyes, get your ophthalmologists blessings for any new supplements, even if they are sold without prescription.AstaxanthinSold nationwide, it gets my stamp of approval for macular degeneration and glaucoma based upon my research. This is a soft-gel, it is not an eye drop. Astaxanthin can be thought of as a cousin of beta carotene. Because it can reduce Asthenopia or eye fatigue by 54 percent, and I work on a computer, I take this. Astaxanthin is a protective antioxidant; it never goes pro-oxidant like other nutrients. Forget your eyes, studies prove it helps joint pain, supports healthy cholesterol levels, eases fine lines and improves endurance. Since I take 12mg BioAstin every day myself, I can vouch for these benefits from my own personal experience. Being both lipophilic and hydrophilic, it slides easily into every single cell, your brain too. Do the studies prove it? Yes. Astaxanthin is helpful for diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, eye strain and seeing things in fine detail. Anew study, published in Molecular Vision, July 25, 2013, found that the natural astaxanthin reduced oxidative stress on retinal pigment epithelial cells, which just so happen to play a crucial role in the development and progression of age-related macular degeneration. That study concurs with dozens of others. Astaxanthin supplements are sold at health food stores nationwide. Hyaluronic acidI think this supplement is perfect fo r dry eye. Its naturally found in your vitreous humor, which is the gel-like liquid in your eye. It may help floaters, glaucoma, a detached retina or diabeti c retinopathy. Doctors sometimes suggest taking hyaluronic acid supplements to improve recovery and minimize scarring after cataract surgery. It is fabulous for bones (think osteoporosis) and skin. Hyaluronic acid is the star ingredient in skin fillers like Restylane and Juvederm. Supplements are touted to restore hair color (not su re about that one!) and disorders that damage the vocal cords. Since my focus is on eyes, Ill tell you that hyaluronic acid can be taken as an oral supplement, and its sold at health food stores. I havent tried any brands myself. I found eye drops with it. One is AMO Blink Contacts Lubricating Drops and the other is Oxyal. 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. Protect eyesight with these supplements Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Mental well-being of children needs discussion Guest Column Dr. Raisa D. Camilo Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876


Page B6 News-SunFriday, August 30, 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 SEBRING Pastor Scott M cLean will preach a sermon titled What Sacrifice Looks Like. The church is at 1320 County R oad 64, east of the Avon Park H igh School past the four-way stop s ign. For more information, call 4712 663 or search online at christl Christian Science Church SEBRING The lesson sermon o n Sunday morning is titled Christ J esus. The key note is from I J ohn 14:6 I am, . . I am the way, t he truth, and the life:no man c ometh unto the Father, but by m e. The church is at 154 N. Franklin S t. Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. D owning will bring the message t itled Binding Satan: Part 3 at t he Sunday morning service. The W ednesday night Bible study is the b ook of John.Church of the BrethrenSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Dave Smalley will preach from Matthew 28:16-20 and the title of his sermon will be It Started with Jesus. Sunday school will be taught by Wendell Bohrer with the help of Louise Bohrer. The theme for Sunday is From the Dust of the Ground, looking at scripture of Genesis 2. For information, call 385-1597.Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING Pastor Cecil Hess will preach Sunday on a Labor Day theme, The People Had a Mind to Work. The church meets in the community center, on U.S. 27 four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. Call 382-1737 for information.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the sermon, Pleasing to God, with scripture from Hebrews 13:1-16. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit Baptist ChurchLAKEPLACID The message by Pastor Bill Cole on Sunday will be Faith is the Victory from Romans 4 and the evening message will be Um, Um, Good! from the Book of John. Wednesdays evenings are a time of prayer and Bible study. Faith Baptist Sunday morning sermons are now on the website.. so if you are not able to attend, please visit For further information about activities of the Faith Baptist, please call the church office at 465-0060 or check out the website. The church is at 660 Holmes Ave. Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING ThisSunday,thechurchcelebrates the15th Sunday after Pentecost.GuestPastor Tony Doucheswill deliver hissermon at Faith Lutherantitled Eating Humble Pie. Holy Communion will be served. Dave Ramseys Financial Peace University will be held starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. This is a nine-week class. For more information, check online.First Baptist Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Rev. Jon Beck will speak from Acts 22 on Sunday morning. Communion will be served. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information, call 453-6681 or email Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING The pastors sermon for Sunday is titled Jesus, Man of Joy! from Proverbs 17:11 and John 15:11. Assisting during the Communion service will be Elders Sharron and Dick Campbell. Deacons for the day will be Linda Ellis and Roger Sands. Deacons serving will be Franny Goff and Sandra Laufer. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Prebyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, the Rev. Ed Fleagle will be the guest speaker. Special music of a piano/organ duet will be provided by Mary Ann Fleagle and Cheryl Sanders playing What a Friend We Have in Jesus. On Monday, the church office will be closed. On Wednesday, Bible study wil l resume. The Rev. Bob Johnson w ill begin a study on the topic What is Discipleship? On Saturday, Sept. 7 the Womens Ministries will have the ir quarterly luncheon at noon in the fellowship hall. The theme is Ice Cream Cones and Gods Scoops of Blessings. Sarah Circle are hosts. Remember to bring the fille d mission cans. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagran d Street). For questions, call 4533242 or check the website at avon, or at Clic k on the Chamber for Good logo or Continued on B8


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 30, 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 Powerful/valuable things come in s mall packages. Is this ever true in t he inspired word of God, the Bible. Be of the same mind toward one a nother. Do not set your mind on h igh things, but associate with the h umble. Do not be wise in your own o pinion (Romans 12:16, emphasis a dded). This same mindset is d eclared in the writings of the Holy S pirit through the prophet Jeremiah, O Lord, I know the way of man is n ot in himself; it is not in man who w alks to direct his own steps ( Jeremiah 10:23). Not only does inspiration share t his wisdom with us in word but a lso in deed, i.e. examples. Nadab a nd Abihu valued their opinion over t he clear instructions of Jehovah ( Exodus 30:9) and offered profane f ire before the Lord, which He had n ot commanded them (Leviticus 1 0:1). Judgment was melted out to t hem in a way we may not fully understand even as perhaps their father Aaron. Moses conveyed to Aaron the word of the Lord, By those who come near to Me I must be regarded as holy; and before all the people I must be glorified (Leviticus 10:3). Jesus reflected on human wisdom and worship in Matthew 15:9, And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. The wisdom of the elders of Israel is evidenced by their statement to Samuel, Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations (1 Samuel 8:5). After the Lord assured Samuel they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them, He then warned them of the behavior of the kings. Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, 'No, but we will have a king over us, that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles'(1 Samuel 8:19,20). So the Lord said to Samuel, 'Heed their voice, and make them a king' (verse 22). The remainder of the Old Testament history is tragic proof of the above warningdo not be wise in your own opinion. Naaman thought he had it all figured out. Indeed, I said to myself, 'He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.' (2 Kings 5:11). His opinion, preconceived ideas cost him dearly. When Elisha sent a message, Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean, he turned and went away in a rage still with his leprosy. After he realized you dont have it your way with the Great I AM, he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. Jeroboams wisdom is stated in 1 Kings 12:26,27, And Jeroboam said in his heart. 'Now the kingdom may return to the house of David. If these people go up to offer sacrifices in the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, then the heart of this people will turn back to their lord, Rehoboam king of Judah, and they will kill me and go back to Rehoboam king of Judah. So what did his wisdom advise him to do? He set up golden calves at Bethel and Dan and said to the people, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt (verses 28,29). Jehovahs displeasure was immediately shown toward Jeroboams wisdom as well as centuries of bad fruit in Israel's history. For whatever things were writte n before were written for our learnin g, that we through the patience and comfort of the scriptures might hav e hope (Romans 15:4). Those things written above will serve us well if we give heed. This bit of Divine wisdom is still relative today, 'For My thoughts are not your thoughts nor are your ways My ways,' says the Lord. 'For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts' (Isaiah 55:8,9). To be continued... Frank Parker can be contacted at Read the Bible for wisdom from the Book of Wisdom Guest Column Frank Parker


Associated PressGASTONIA, N.C. (AP) A Gastonia church is among a handful who say theyre not renewing their charters with the Boy Scouts of America after the organization announced this year that it would no longer deny membership to openly gay boys. The Gaston Gazette reports First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Gastonia announced last week it would not renew its longtime charter. Senior Pastor Matt Kuiken emailed a statement to The Gazette saying the decision was made with deep sadness. The statement is also included in the churchs September newsletter, which has been posted on its website. While we welcome all in the name of Christ to worship and enjoy the ministries of First ARPChurch, and while Troop #4 of the BSAhas been a wonderful part of our history and ministry, and a great blessing to all who have participated in its activities, this change in policy by the BSAhas compelled us to take action, the statement read. In May, the Boy Scouts of Americas National Council voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts. Piedmont Council CEO Connie Bowes, who oversees Boy Scout troops in 11 counties, including Gaston and Cleveland, said two churches in Cleveland County said this month they are severing ties with the organization. Bowes declined to name the churches. We respect their decision. Were a volunteer group and its their choice, he said. I think the best thing we can do is thank them for their years of service. I dont want to single them out when they do so many other things for the community. Ben Privett, district commissioner for the Boy Scouts Battleground District in Cleveland County, said one Boy Scout troop and a Cub Scout pack in Boiling Springs have turned in their charters and will no longer have troops. Another unit in Kings Mountain is considering turning in it s charter but is waiting on a response from the church sponsor, he said. Ive had at least three more to say they are waiting until Jan. 1 to see if any changes will be made, he said. Ive had several adult folks to pull out because of the decision. Christ United Methodist Church in Gastonia is one of the many standing firm. Nora Jerzak, a retired Methodist pastor who now serves as the church s administrative assistant, said even if some individual parishioners might have a problem with the Boy Scouts new policy, the church as a whole w ill continue to lend its support and host a troop. The handful of churches refusing to renew their charters with the Boy Scouts represents less than 2 percent of the almost 400 churches and other organizations still actively involved in the Piedmont Council, Bowes said.Church offers drivethrough prayerDALTON, Ga. (AP) Achurch in northwest Georgia has started offerin g Sunday prayer services for worshippers on the go. Members of the Cedar Valley Cathedral of Praise on Cleveland Highway in Dalton have been hostin g a weekly drive-thru prayer mission Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. Anne Keit h told the Dalton Daily Citizen shes been visiting the drive-thru Sunday service for more than a month now, and its become something she looks forward to every week. I start on Wednesday thinking, I t's three more days,then two more days, Keith said. She added that she finds the service uplifting. Page B8 News-SunFriday, August 30, 2013 tab.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Rev. Cecil Hess will be the guest speaker on Sunday morning. His sermon title is Help Wanted: Builders. The church office will be closed Monday. Youth groups meet in the fellowship hall on Tuesday for devotions, crafts, sport activities and the dinner. Transportation is available from Sebring and HillGustate middle schools and Sebring High School. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850107.First United Methodist Church of Sebring SEBRING Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the message The Will of the Lord Be Done with scripture reading Acts 21:1-14. Communion will be served. United Methodist Women will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday for a salad lunch. Major Bruce and Vickie Stefanik will be the guest speaker. Bring clothes donations for The Salvation Army. Fine Food and Fellowship Dinner will be held Sept. 8 following the church services. Call 385-5184. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING Tuesday 7:00 PM Home Bible Study. The series, Messiah: Shadow To Image, continues at Tuesday home Bible study. Then I said, Here I am, I have come ... it is written about me in the scroll. (Hebrews 10:7). For information and direction, call 658-2534. Sunday morning sermon series is What Comes After the Anointing? Another Fire. Every anointed person will be tested. Can you name one person in the Word that was anointed but was not tested by fire? So if you are anointed you will be tested. Prepare yourself for your fire. The church is at 200 Lark Ave. at the Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon Sunday will be That Which is the Greater Covenant with scripture from Hebrews 8:613. The service will include Allen Warchak singing. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Call 3149693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Senior Pastor Tim Haas will preach on the subject God Labor. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. Phone 465-2422 for information.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles sermon is titled Humility, based on Luke 14:1-14. The churchs present location is The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. For more information, call 8352405.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, God Created All, is taken from Psalm 104 (KJV). Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 3823552 for information.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Sundays sermon is Labor for God. The church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, the Rev. Ronald De Genaros message will be The Unchanging Jesus. Biblical reference is from Hebrews 13:1-8. Continued from page B7 Josh was a young, successful e xecutive traveling down a n eighborhood street in Chicago. H e was going a bit too fast in h is brand new black, 12-cylind er, Jaguar sports car. He was w atching for kids darting out f rom between parked cars and s lowed down when he thought h e saw something. As his car p assed, a brick sailed out and ... W HUMP! It smashed into the n ew Jags shiny, black, side d oor. SCREECH! Josh slammed on t he brakes, jumped out of the c ar, and grabbed the nearby kid w ho had obviously thrown the b rick. He shouted at the kid, Why did you do that? What w ere you thinking? Thats my n ew car! That brick is gonna c ost you a lot of money. Please, Mister, please ... Im s orry! I didnt know what else t o do! pleaded the youngster. I threw the brick because no o ne else would stop! Tears w ere dripping down the boys c hin as he pointed across the s treet. Its my brother, Mister, h e said. He rolled off the curb a nd fell out of his wheelchair, and I cant lift him up. Sobbing, the boy asked the young executive, Would you help me get him back into his wheelchair? Hes hurt, and hes too heavy for me. Moved beyond words, Josh tried desperately to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. Straining, he lifted the boys brother back into the wheelchair and took out his handkerchief and wiped his scrapes and cuts. He then watched the thankful younger brother push him down the sidewalk toward their home. It was a long walk back to the brand new black, 12-cylinder Jaguar with the big dent in its side, but Josh had a lot on his mind. Josh never did fix the door of his car. Rather, he kept the dent to remind him not to go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at him to get his attention. The next time one of lifes bricks hits you, do not complain about it. Rather, try to figure out why you were the one to get hit. It may be simply an opportunity to do good. Remember what Paul wrote in Romans 8:28: And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Kevins Komments is written by Kevin Patterson and presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway. On the Internet visit at, or e-mail Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Does someone need to throw a brick at you? Religion Kevins Komments Kevin Patterson Sparta Road Baptist plans fall study classes SEBRING Sparta Road Baptist C hurch announces its fall Bible s tudy classes. The upcoming series, The Word f rom Eternity, is taken from Johns G ospel, John 1:1-36 and begins S ept. 1. The Sept. 1 study is titlted God Revealed. The Sept. 8 study i s titled Jesus Identified; Sept. 15 i s Authority Acknowledged; and t he Sept. 22 study is Salvation O ffered. The church is at 4400 Sparta R oad. Bible study classes are available f or all age groups. The classes are h eld each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. (be a l ittle early and enjoy coffee and d onuts). Classes last one hour. If you enjoy serious Bible study c ombined with exciting, dynamic p reaching and great hymns of faith, m ake plans to join these studies. S parta Road Baptist Church is a p articipating Southern Baptist C hurch serving this community for m ore than 20 years. For transportation or more d etails, call 382-0869 or 273-2491. Church sponsors evening at museum SEBRING The Alliance Church o f Sebring will sponsor a fun e vening at the Childrens Museum o f the Highlands from 5-8 p.m. T hursday, Sept. 12. Families that would like to visit t he museum will have their admiss ion covered by the church that e vening. Steve Hagen, pastor of Alliance C hurch, said, Our church is d elighted to be able to offer this to t he families in our community. We h ope that they will take this opport unity to come, play, and enjoy t heir evening at the Childrens M useum. For more information, contact P astor Hagen at 382-1343 or the C hildrens Museum at 385-5437. Study of Revelations to be held Wednesday SEBRING Pastor Reinhold B uxbaum from The Church of the W ay will conduct a Bible study on t he Book of Revelation beginning a t 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Homers B uffet. It will continue at 6:30 p.m. W ednesdays until completed. All are invited to attend. Buxbaum will also present the m onthly Monday night prophesy at H omers at 6:30 p.m. Monday, S ept. 9. He takes the current events happ ening around the world, especially t he mid-east, and relates them to b iblical prophesy. 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DearAbby: My husband a nd I have two beautiful, h ardworking daughters we b rought up as loving, respectf ul parents. Recently, Kellie, 25, got tattoos cove ring her right arm, leg and a nkle as well as her should ers. This has ruined our relat ionship because it shows h ow little she thinks of us as p arents, and how disrespectf ul of our feelings she is to p ut the tattoos where everyo ne can see them. She knows w e dont like tattoos. I feel its a slap in the face t hat she doesnt honor, r espect or love us. What do y ou think? Beside Myself in Fort Worth DearBeside Yourself: I t hink it is time you toned d own the high drama. Whats d one is done. If you do not a ppreciate the person your d aughter is beneath her skin, y ou will lose her. And that w ould be a tragedy! DearAbby: I have a 20p lus-year high school friend w ho is fighting ALS (Lou G ehrigs disease). I have d eveloped a close relations hip with him and his pare nts. His mom has shared s ome of his comments with m e, but he hasnt shared t hose thoughts with me hims elf. The comments are, I w ant to die, or, I want to g o home to God. I think listening and being a supportive friend is what I c an do for him, but Im at a l oss as to what to say to his mother. I dont know what advice to give her so she can be supportive in her conversations with her dying son. Deep Sorrow in Ohio DearDeep Sorrow: I agree that listening and being supportive is what you can do best for your friend. When the son raises the subject again with his mother, she should tell him that she loves him and will see that his wishes are carried out, even though losing him will be losing a part of herself. When you see the mother again, ask if he has an advance directive for medical decisions in place. In it, a person can specify that only palliative care is preferred. Agroup that offers guidance in drafting these important documents and one to which I contribute is Compassion and Choices. The tollfree number is 800247-7421. DearAbby: Our acrossthe-street neighbors feel they need to mow their lawn three (excessive) times a week. Quite often, the husband chooses to mow after 8 p.m. He doesnt work and could do it during the morning hours if he wants it cooler. The noise is loud and extremely disruptive, and lasts about an hour because he goes over and over the same area. We work and would like to enjoy the few hours we have in the evening and relax. Any ideas? Tired of the Noise in Montana DearTired of the Noise: If youre on speaking terms with this neighbor, you should ask him if he would please manicure his lawn at a different time because the noise is disruptive. If he is unwilling to cooperate, check with the city to find out if there are any noise ordinances in place. If there are, you can report the noise as a nuisance. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 30, 2013 Page B9 Diversions/Puzzles Solution, B8 By JOCELYN NOVECK APNational WriterWere all being watched. A ll the time. Thats a key message of Closed Circuit, an entert aining and well-crafted if n ot overly heart-stopping B ritish conspiracy thriller s tarring Eric Bana and R ebecca Hall. Security came ras are everywhere, giving u s birds-eye glimpses of e ach character, and remindi ng us that we, too, are never r eally alone. Such a concept is hardly s hocking in 2013. After all, w e write an email, and soon a n ad pops up telling us w here to buy that thing we s ort of mentioned. And of c ourse weve learned in r ecent months not only of s ecret government surveill ance but even the Boyfriend Tracker app for o ur phones. Perhaps we reall y do live in a post-privacy e ra. But if its not a shocking c oncept, the makers of Closed Circuit, an intellig ent film directed by John C rowley, have certainly s hown how creepy it can be. I n the London we see here one of the most watched p laces in the world, we l earn, in terms of security c ameras you never know w hos around the corner, or w hos been in your apartm ent, leaving a book slightly a skew on your shelf. You d ont know who that cab d river or dinner-party comp anion truly is. You dont e ven know which side your c losest colleagues are on. At least, such is life for M artin Rose (Bana) and C laudia Simmons-Howe ( Hall), two lawyers who b ecome ensnared in the legal c ase surrounding a horrific t error attack, the bombing of a bustling London food mark et. As the film begins, were s taring, fittingly, at footage from security cameras eventually 15 of them. Each captures a snippet of life on a busy November morning. In one frame, a truck shows up where its not supposed to. In an instant, 120 people are dead. Rowing peacefully on the Thames, Martin gets a call. The lawyer defending the lone surviving terror suspect has committed suicide. Work pressure and all that. Martins been tapped to replace him. As for Claudia, shes the Special Advocate, an additional defense lawyer designated by British law to examine secret evidence to be presented in closed session, away from the public and the press. Even Martin cannot see this evidence. And hes not allowed to communicate with Claudia. This is easy at first, since the two happen to be estranged lovers. Theyre ambitious enough not to reveal their past romantic entanglement and thus get removed from the case. But if theyre found out, it could end their careers. And nothing goes according to plan, of course. As the two are drawn together by circumstance as well as their obvious mutual attraction this is a movie, remember, and lawyers are extremely attractive in movies, even in those odd British wigs they find themselves having to meet secretly, blatantly defying their superiors. Asmart script by Steven Knight keeps the action humming along smoothly and concisely if sometimes, it must be said, a bit illogically. And the two main actors are a pleasure to watch. Bana seethes with frustration and encroaching fear, and looks wonderful doing it. As for Hall, this terrific actress brings the film much of its humanity, striking that difficult balance of competence and determination tempered by a growing recognition of her frailty. Atop-notch supporting cast features the always excellent Ciaran Hinds as Martins close colleague, Denis Moschitto as the frightened defendant, Julia Stiles as an American journalist whos perhaps digging too deep, and, finally, the wonderful Jim Broadbent as the Attorney General Martins boss. Youve seen Broadbent as Denis Thatcher and as Bridget Jonesdad; now watch him play an oily official whose cordial smile seems pasted on his face. Never has an invitation to breakfast from the boss sounded quite so unappealing. Closed Circuit a post-privacy thriller Focus Features Eric Bana stars as Martin Rose in Focus Features Closed Circuit. Movie Review Closed Circuit Rating: R (language and brief violence) Running time: 96 minutes Review: (of 4) Daughters body tattoos are slap in the face to parents Dear Abby


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