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N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, September 8, 2013 Volume 94/Number 108 | 75 cents www.newssun .com Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 O nline: 099099401007 HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 3 1 9 9 8 Sebring . . .1 7 Okeechobee . 0 Lake Placid Moore Haven Mulberry . . .10 Avon Park . . .7 Fridays scores Get up to speed on the new health care law Arts & EntertainmentB10 Business A8 Classifieds A9 Crossword PuzzleB11 Dear AbbyB11 Editorial & OpinionA3 Obituaries A5 Sudoku PuzzleB9 Technology B5 Index Spotty T-storms High 93 Low 73Details, A12 PAGEB12 Katara Simmons/News-Sun Sun N Lake Elementary School fifth-graders Tanesha Morris and Maci Leaphart work together on a math assignment. Katara Simmons/News-S un The racial diversity in Highlands County schools has changed in the past decade as more minorities, particularly blacks and Hispanics, filter into the area. The face of education By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comBrown and olive, beige and white are just a few of the shades of students you will see when you enter a classroom in Highlands County. But just how many of those shades are there these days? Enrollment numbers for local schools have grown steadily over the past decade. This year alone, the county has nearly 12,000 kids in elementary and secondary schools. Over the years, the student population numbe rs havent changed nearly as drastically as the number of racial groups and the amount of students identifying with those groups. The school boards Management Information Systems has six separate race categories they us e to classify students: White, African American (o r black), Hispanic, Asian, American Indian and multi-racial. Minorities have made their way both into and out of the county for a number of reasons. Migrant farm workers account for the high population of Hispanics in both Lake Placid and Avon Park. From an African American standpoint, Minority students becoming the majority in county By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING It may be h ard to believe, but H ighlands County commiss ioners have been able to r educe taxes in a down b udget year. Commissioners v oted Thursday evening to l eave the property tax rate at 7 .1 mils for the upcoming 2 013-14 fiscal year to underw rite a $122 million budget. That works out to a $7.10 a ssessment for each $1,000 o f taxable value. Although the millage remains unchanged from the current budget year, due to declining property values, the 7.1 actually represents a 2.65 percent decrease from the current fiscal year. The rollback rate for this year would have been 7.2931. That millage would have produced the same amount of money as was produced last year at 7.1. It has been as been a long, grinding process over the past few months with commissioners cutting their own expenditures to the bone while holding a number of constitutional officers to only about a 1 percent County leaves property tax rate level Taxes will actually go down for homeowners By PHILATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comAVON PARK City council members will have their first vote Monday on a proposed $17.3 million budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year. The first of two public hearings on the budget will be during the regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday. The second hearing is scheduled for the Sept. 23 Avon Park City Council meeting. The 2013-14 fiscal year begins on Oct. 1. City Manager Julian Deleon said Wednesday that the city has gone from the highest property tax rate in the county $5.89 per $1,000 of taxable property value down to 30 cents per $1,000 of taxable value That will only bring in $63,830 in the coming year. But Deleon said the city budget will be balanced from revenue from other sources, especially the enterprise funds water and sewer revenue. According to the proposed budget published online, the total general fund is budgeted at $9.88 million. It includes $1.37 million for public safety, which includes the contract with the Highlands County Sheriffs Office for law enforcement, and $2.9 million for general governmental services. First hearing on Avon Park budget is Monday ppd. By PHILATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comSEBRING Highlands C ountys unemployment n umbers have been going d own steadily since 2010. But at 9 percent in July, i ts still higher than t he Florida average of 7 .4 percent or the n ational average of 7 .7 percent, as reporte d in July, said D onna Doubleday, e xecutive director of t he Heartland W orkforce Investment B oard. Anew report issued by the B ureau of Labor Statistics o n Friday morning listed a n ational average of 7.3 percent unemployment, and stated that the numbers were unchanged among major worker groups based on gender and race. The report also said that the number of long-term unemployed jobless for 27 weeks or more was also unchanged: 4.3 million nationally, which makes up 37.9 percent of those unemployed. For Floridas Heartland, however, Doubleday said she will have to wait until Sept. 20 to get specific jobless numbers Highlands jobless rate better, still above U.S. average Doubleday See STUDENT, A7 See COUNTY, A6 See JOBLESS, A5 See AVON, A4Extreme cakingTelevision shows inspire amateurs to try creative cakes FOOD, B6Legendary singerPremium seats on sale for Jan. 22 Engleber t Humperdink concert ARTS, B10 S PORTS B1


Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Aktion Club of Highlands County raised $387 for the Eron Walker family, of Sebring, who was burned out of their apartment in August. Approximately 20 club members washed vehicles at Advanced Auto Parts in Sebring on Aug. 31. The auto parts store donated the use of their water and facility. The club also took in several donations of non-perishable food items and clothing for the three small children. It felt really good to wash all those cars knowing it was going to help a family in real need, said Aktion Club President Ralph Meyers. I was glad to see the family really happy when we delivered their goodies. It was a great success and we thank everyone who helped. Green Hat Lawn & Landscaping Service of Avon Park also donated free lawn care to every customer who made a $20 donation at the car wash. Even members of the lawn service came out to help wash cars. The club delivered the cash, food and clothing along with a used sofa bed and dresser on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The family was able to get another apartment in the same complex. Bless you all, Eron Walker said as the members finished unloading all the items. She added that it has been rough to get back on her feet especially since she also lost her job and vehicle on top of losing her personal belongings in the fire. As a brand new bright yellow outfit was pulled out of the container of clothing, 4year-old Jaden Chaetam squealed with excitement. I love it, she said. Jaden and her brothers, 3year-old Darren Cheatham III and 2-year-old Earnest Turner II, could not wait to sit on their new couch. It made me feel good to see them so happy. The mom had tears in her eyes when we handed her the money, Aktion Club member Angie Luft said. They are very nice people. The kids are very nice and well behaved too. I was glad to be here and give the stuff to the family, Aktion Club member Katie Gibson said. Our hard work paid off. Aktion Club is a civic group consisting of people with disabilities. It is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Sebring. Page A2 News-SunSunday, September 8, 2013 pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 3 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; social security above lottery; 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 5 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; workers comp below lottery; 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 9 This weeks question: Should state officials take action to remove Illinois pondweed from Lake June? Yes 61.5% No 38.5% Total votes: 143 Online www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Sept. 6 216172241MB: 31x4Next jackpot $106 millionSept. 3 413142841MB: 28x3 Aug. 30 619244344MB: 33x2 Sept. 4 61437414849x:2Next jackpot $3 millionAug. 31 101112172846x:4 Aug. 28 3911212449x:3 Sept. 6 49111232 Sept. 5 911181920 Sept. 4 619212327 Sept. 3 2591236 Sept. 6 (n) 1194 Sept. 6 (d) 1786 Sept. 5 (n) 2197 Sept. 5 (d) 2359 Sept. 6 (n) 705 Sept. 6 (d) 291 Sept. 5 (n) 310 Sept. 5 (d) 305 Sept. 6 11830372 Sept. 3 211204222 Aug. 30 717414217 Aug. 27 915353810 Sept. 4 29264547 PB: 11Next jackpot $203 millionAug. 31 27254056 PB: 20 Aug. 28 6791932 PB: 13 Lottery Center By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID The i nvestigation continues i nto the Aug. 28 fire that d estroyed a Glades E lectric Co-operative subs tation in Highlands Park E states. The incident left n early 1,300 customers w ithout electricity for the b etter part of a day. Our engineers were at t he site Wednesday checki ng on things, said G ladesBusiness D evelopment Director P aul McGehee. He said evidence has b een located that helped t o fuel the cooperatives s trong suspicion that the i ncident was the result of v andalism and not an e quipment failure. It was so sudden. It w asnt like you had some c omponents that were s tarting to go so you w ould be getting unusual r eadings. It was more as if s ome critical pieces of the e quipment were severely d amaged and thats what c aused it, he said. Deputies also reported t here were people leaving t he area at a high rate of s peed as they arrived at t he scene. The area is known for p arties and it has happ ened there before, M cGehee said. In March of 2010, a s ingle bullet reportedly t ook down the sub-station o n Pompano Avenue. The d amage from the single r ound reportedly allowed c oolant to leak out and c aused a catastrophic f ailure that left nearly 1 ,500 customers without s ervice. An arrest was made in t hat case, and the cooperat ive has issued a $5,000 r eward for information l eading to the arrest and c onviction of the person o r persons who may have b een responsible in this m ost recent incident. The reward, however, is d warfed by preliminary d amage estimates to the u nit, which could range w ell above $500,000. In the meantime, a m obile substation remains o n duty and, said M cGehee, it appears it w ill be several months b efore the regular unit is a nalyzed and either r epaired or replaced. Glades Electric probe continues Next question: Should utility systems add fluoride to drinking water? Aktion Club presents donations to fire victims Community Briefs Courtesy photo Aktion Club members (from left) Katie Gibson, Sandra Harper, Angie Luft, Ralph Meyers and Eva Monk deliver on Sept. 3 donations collected by the club for the Eron Walker family (sitting on the couch in the truck, from left) Darren Cheatham III, Earnest Turner II, Eron Walker and Jaden Cheatham. The club raised $387 and collected food and clothing for the family who were burned out of their apartment in August. The club washed cars on Aug. 31 at Advanced Auto Parts in Sebring. Vandalism still strongly suspected as cause of fire Social Circle meets TuesdayLAKE PLACID The Placid Lakes Social Circle will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Beef OBradys in Lake Placid. Reservations for the Goin To The Dogs chartered bus trip on Nov. 13 and the Sausage Festivalassignments will be on the agenda.Masons offer Child IDs SaturdaySEBRING Masonic District 25 will do Child IDs for children up through 18 years of age at two locations this week. These IDs will be taken at Heartland Bank, 6800 U.S. 27 North from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. This service is free of charge. Participants get a CD with their child's pictures, voice, fingerprints, emergency information and DNA. For more information, call Ross Canright at 4520346.Homeowners Association meets MondaySEBRING The Highlands County Homeowners Association will hold their next meeting at 9 a.m. Monday at 3240 Grand Prix Drive (two blocks west of Walmart) in Sebring. The speaker will be Scott Noethlich, Sebring city administrator. He will be talking about future city expansion and other impo rtant matters. Free coffee, hot tea, donuts and bagels. The public is invited, or call 633-8094.Parkinsons Disease Support Group meets MondaySEBRING The Parkinsons Disease Support Group for the Highlands County area wi ll meet at 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Sebring, corner of Pine and Lemon streets. The program will be questions and answers. All persons with Parkinsons disease and their families are welcom e to attend. There is no charge. For more information, call 453-6589.Woodlawn sets PTO/SAC, Title I meetingsSEBRING The PTO and Woodlawn Elementar y School Advisory Council meetings are scheduled fo r 5:30 and 6 p.m., respectively Tuesday in the larg e conference room in the front office. All parents ar e invited to attend. The Title I meeting is also scheduled for 6 p.m. in the large conference room. If you are a person with a disability who requires Continued on A5 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Members of t he Highlands Tea Party will h ave a busy week upcoming w ith three consecutive e vents slated for Monday, T uesday and Wednesday. Monday evening will be a r e-scheduled session with a uthor Trevor Louden. The N ew Zealander is on a n ationwide tour promoting h is book Enemies Within; C ommunist Socialists and P rogressives in the U.S. C ongress. Louden was to h ave spoken last week but w as double booked. We are just delighted that h e could make it this week, s aid Highlands Tea Party s pokesman John Larsen, Louden says he has found a n extensive infiltration of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate by a variety of communists, socialists and extreme progressives. Louden not only names names but also gives examples of legislation and actions Have you ever wondered why your congress has moved further and further left and why government regulation has increased even though the electorate has gotten more conservative? he asked, Come Monday night and well talk about that. Tuesday evening, the group will get an update from the state legislature with Florida District 21 State Senator Denise Grimsley, District 26 State Senator Bill Galvano and District 55 Florida House Representative Cary Pigman. The trio of Republicans are expected to give a legislative update and then answer questions from the audience on a variety of issues. Pigman is serving his first term in the legislature and has just returned from deployment in Kuwait where, as a member of the National Guard, he spent his time treating wounded soldiers from Iraq. He is expected to address provisions of the looming Affordable Health Care Act (also known as Obamacare) inasmuch as he has been appointed to the House Select Committee on Health Care Workforce Innovation. Busy days ahead for Tea Party See TEA, A4


TODAYSEDITORIAL SCOTT DRESSELEditor editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor BUSINESS OFFICEJANET NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor VICKIE WATSONvickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH ADVERTISING Editorial & Opinion www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 8, 2013 Page A3 So after nearly a year without a four-footed pet, Im getting used to having a dog around my house again. You might remember that we recently adopted Barney, an 8-year-old beagle we found at the Highlands County Humane Society. Like bringing in any other new member of a family, there is a period of adjustment. We and Barney have had to work at synchronizing our schedules, especially when it comes to him going outside to take care of his business. Weve learned the hard way, for example, that if we dont get him out first thing in the morning we will pay for it. Barney has learned when I say Stay as I go out the front door not to race me for it. He also managed to figure out a way out of our backyard, which led to a few minutes of panic until I found him at the end of our road and coaxed him back into the car. Fortunately we quickly discovered his exit point and took appropriate steps to make sure it didnt work again. Being 8 years old and spending some time on the streets of Miami, Barney has picked up a few bad habits. One of them is causing a great deal of concern in the Ware household. It is chewing. I remember dealing with Perky as a puppy when he went through a chewing phase. Perky wound up I am not kidding chewing on our baseboards before we broke him of the habit. As he got older the only thing we had to watch was him chewing edible things, like food left too close to the edge of a countertop. But to my dismay, Barney has taken chewing on stuff to a new level. If its on the floor, he considers it fair game. If its not on the floor but in his reach, it is also fair game. Weve caught him making off with items of clothing. I watched helplessly as he ate ate! a trouser sock hed found on the floor. Recently he tried to consume a couch pillow (which reappeared later on that evening). I have found a direct assault only gets you growled at or worse. So I go for distraction. Calling Barney away sometimes succeeds in his leaving the item and following me, allowing a second person to scoop up the item he was intent on chewing to death. But this takes being aware of what hes doing 24/7, something none of us are capable of doing. At least he isnt chewing the baseboards yet. Obviously, Barney needs to chew. So we need to come up with a viable alternative for him, before he literally eats us out of house and home. The only question is, what? There are chew toys for dogs. I know this. My question is how you make a distinction between, you can chew this, and leave this alone. Barney isnt stupid, and Im sure theres some way of conveying this information. But how? Note: this isnt a question of Barney being hungry he gets plenty to eat and isnt exactly wasting away. This is a weird habit. One we hope to break him of before he turns nine. Im open to suggestions. Any dog owners out there? Is Barney the only eightyear-old chewer in the dog kingdom? Let me know! In the meantime, I need to start hunting some chew toys. Before Barney decides my baseboards are a tasty snack. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by email at bookwormlady@ Visit her website at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. Eating me out of house and home Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include you r address and phone number. Anonymous letters will b e automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Letters of local concern tak e priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fa x 385-1954; or e-mail d by the same writers, letters are limited to two pe r month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opin ion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space per mits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so con sider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. The main reason he gave i s that the city has only one f luoride pump, which is at t he airport water plant, so o nly parts of the city were r eceiving fluoride. In addit ion, the pump was old and h ad never been upgraded. As a result, the same amount of f luoride was being pumped i nto the system regardless of c onditions. For example, at 3 a.m. the w ater plant only pumps 14 g allons of water a minute, w hereas at 7:15 a.m. the rate j umps to 1,062 gallons a m inute. This means even t hose neighborhoods with c ity fluoridated water do not receive a consistent, therapeutic dose and, of course, the rest of Avon Park water users receive none at all. For these reasons, we agree with Deleons decision to stop using the one fluoride pump. We do disagree with Deleon, however, regarding his future plans. Thursday night, he argued against fluoridation philosophically, calling the process medicating the water. He added he had read reports indicating that while fluoride did help protect teeth, it did nothing for the body after it is swallowed and might be harmful. We do not believe fluoridation harms individuals. For one thing, it has been in been in use for 60 years. If it was as dangerous as some people believe, evidence would have been clear by now. In fact, according to the American Dental Association, studies have consistently shown it safe and effective in preventing dental decay in both children and adults. According to the National Cancer Institute, many studies in both humans and animals have shown no association between fluoridated water and cancer risk. Fluoride was controversial when became a standard policy around the country, but that debate died decades ago. We are a little surprised it has resurfaced. Sadly, it may be because many people have lost their trust in both government and science. If you dont trust experts in ivory towers, think about what your neighbors are saying. Local dental practitioners like David E. Willey and Mike Kirsch, who have decades of experience, tell us there is nothing to fear from fluoride in drinking water. Instead, it provides an important benefit for our teeth. The News-Sun urges the Avon Park City Council to bring proper fluoridation to the city. The benefit to teeth is too well-proven to ignore. Deleon has touted the citys improved financial position since he took over. This would be a good place to spend some of that saved money. Four out of five dentists agree ... fluoride in water is a good thing D uring a special meeting at Avon Parks City Council Chambers Wednesday evening, City M anager Julian Deleon reported he has s topped putting fluoride in city water. John Kerry put on quite a war dance i n the Senate on Tuesday. The Secretary of State, backed up by D efense Secretary Chuck Hagel and J oint Chiefs Chairman Martin D empsey, went before the Foreign R elations Committee to urge senators t o support the newly drafted resolution g iving President Obama authorization t o use airstrikes in Syria. Kerry made some impressive argum ents in favor of military action. He said the evidence is undeniable t hat Assads military forces used c hemical weapons to kill nearly 1,500 m en, women and children in Damascus. He said that if the United States does n ot act to punish Assad it will send the w rong message to every rogue regime i n the world. And at one point, cranking up the r hetoric, Kerry said, This is not the t ime for armchair isolationism. This is n ot the time to be spectators to slaught er. At about this point in the proceedi ngs, I began to wonder if Kerrys talki ng points had been written by George W Bush. When I closed my eyes, I swear I h eard the voices of Colin Powell, Dick C heney and Donald Rumsfeld explaini ng why the United States had a moral d uty to invade Iraq and take out S addam Hussein. Kerrys running argument with Sen. R and Paul of Kentucky about whether t he Obama administration was going to g o to war even if Congress didnt give i ts permission brought me back to 2013 and reminded me how horribly President Obamas indecisiveness has botched Syria. Lets say everything Kerry said the other day about Assad being responsible for the gas attack and the importance of the civilized world punishing him is true. Lets say President Obama is not playing some cynical political game with Congress, or trying to win points with the public, and that he knows every single claim Kerry made is absolutely true. Then what is the president waiting for? Why in Gods holy name hasnt Obama already kicked Assads butt? Two weeks after Assad gassed his own people and crossed the presidents imaginary red line, were still debating in Congress and worrying if Vladimir Putin will get mad at us if we beat Russias favorite Middle Eastern pet. As I said last week, President Obama should have done the same thing in Syria that President Ronald Reagan did in Libya when he had to wise-up Gadhafi about the cost of waging his terrorism campaign against the West. My father acted the way the president of the United States should act decisively. He made no calls to the United Nations asking for permission to bomb Libya. He orchestrated no debates in Congress. He acted with resolve and ordered bombs to be dropped, not coalitions to be formed or opinion polls to be taken. Long before Assad had a chance to launch a poison gas attack, our cut-rate commander-in-chief should have ordered a few cruise missiles fired at Assads head to get his full attention or better yet, kill him. Its too late for such presidential decisiveness now. President Obama needed to show Assad that he and the United States meant business a long time ago. But his administration dithered for more than two years, and 100,000 Syrians died in a civil war that now has so many rebel factions no one can tell the good guys from the bad. Sen. Lindsey Graham was right when he said this week that its already too late for the United States to come up with a Syria strategy. He said our best options already are in our rear-view mirror. At this point, all we can do is drop some leaflets on Damascus telling the Syrians how sorry we are that we have a president who still cant get his act together. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of The New Reagan Revolution He is the founder of the email service and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit and Send comments to Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. This is no time for presidential dithering Guest Column Michael Reagan


Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Members o f Tau Epsilon, South F lorida State Colleges chapt er of the international honor s ociety, Phi Theta Kappa, w ant fellow students to u nderstand the importance of d egree completion by prom oting the Community C ollege Completion Corps n ational education initiative. Statistics show the surest w ay for anyone to land a job i n his or her chosen field is t o finish college and earn a d egree or certificate. Thats e xactly what students at S FSC have promised to do b y signing a mass pledge to c omplete their degrees and c ertifications before leaving f or transfer or to enter the j ob market. Administrators, f aculty, and staff were also a sked to sign the pledge, c ommitting themselves to do w hatever they can to facilit ate completion of student c redentials. Alarge Commit to C ompletion banner was disp layed in Building B during C lub Rush on Sept. 5 that b ears the signatures of stud ents who understand the i mportance of completion. O ver 150 students and facult y pledged support to comp letion at the event and were t reated to a free green wristb and recognizing their commitment. PTK plans to hold another signing event at SFSCs Desoto and Hardee campuses. I have always heard the comment on the first day of classes for students to look around at their classmates because one out of four of them will not be there next year, said Kim Hemler, PTK co-advisor and SFSC counselor. Statistics such as these have prompted the nation to work together and encourage students enrolled in college to complete their certificate or degree. Starting off the fall term with the Commit to Complete event was an excellent time as new students begin work on their degrees or certificates at SFSC. I hope that it excited and motivated students and helped them to realize how important it is, especially today, to finish what they start. Statistically, completion of an associate degree or certificate aids the transfer process to a four-year school, enhances job security, and according to the U.S. Census Bureau, increases earnings up to $8,000 more per year and $400,000 in a lifetime. We felt that holding the Commit to Complete event alongside Club Rush would give students the opportunity to see how they can be involved on campus in a variety of ways, Hemler said. Students who are involved in clubs and organizations on campus are more likely to complete their degree or certificate. We are here to assist students in discovering a new world, and one way to do that is to support them with their commitment to complete. PTK is the international honor society for two-year college students. Its mission is to recognize and encourage scholarship by providing members with opportunities for developing leadership skills, intellectual growth, academic excellence, and networking with other PTK members. Membership in PTK is open to students who have completed at least 12 hours toward an associate degree and earned a 3.5 grade-point average. Page A4 News-SunSunday, September 8, 2013 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 9/8/13; 0 0 0 3 2 1 8 7 PTK encourages students to Commit to Complete Courtesy photo Members of Tau Epsilon, SFSCs chapter of the international honor society, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), encouraged students to complete their degrees and certificates by hosting a Commit to Complete signing event Sept. 5 at SFSCs Club Rush. Pictured left to right: Emmie Pereira; April Jones; Dr. Thomas Leitzel, SFSC president; Dylan Wolfgram; Kim Hemler, PTK advisor and SFSC counselor; and Paul Cribbs BYSAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING City council members ended a discussion regarding the janitorial services for the City of Sebring with a tie vote, killing the original motion to accept a bid from Purchasing Department Manager Kirk Zimmerman. The council (which was without John Griffin Tuesday evening) tabled the issue after council members John Clark and Scott Stanley voted to go with the low bidder and members Andrew Fells and Bud Whitlock voted in favor of hiring two part-time employees to do the cleaning work for five city buildings. Zimmerman provided the council with a list of bidders who were being considered for the job. Stockton Maintenance came in with the low bid of $14.11 per hour. The annual amount for the proposed bidder would be $37,482.56. Apart-time analysis was run for the price of $10 per hour and $12 per hour if the council decided they wanted to hire two part-time employees to do cleaning services instead of contracting a company. The $10per-hour analysis revealed a savings of $6,696 annually; the $12 per hour analysis would save $1,452 annually. Fells led the discussion, stating his concerns with hiring an outside, private company to do the work for the city. I would be in favor of the idea to hire two part-time employees, Fells said. The $10 an hour rate is almost a $7,000 savings to the city. Id be more comfortable with that they would report to Public Works, to Ken Fields. That way we dont have anyone taking advantage of the services and they would be employed by the city. Clark disagreed, stating he was in favor of going with the low bidder. Im more into not adding anymore heads to the city staff and to payroll, Clark said. Mayor George Hensley, who does not have a vote on council issues, stated that the city staff is fully capable of controlling the two part-time employees. I think that our own staff would be better at co ntrolling employees, Hensley said. Both the votes for twopart time employees and accepting the low bid from Stockton Maintenance died due to ties. Clark and Stanley voted against the part-time employees motio n and for accepting the low bid, while Whitlock and Fells voted for the part-tim e employees motion and against accepting the low bid. The item was tabled until the next meeting on Sept. 17. Tie vote ties up janitorial services bid for City of Sebring The budget also includes a contingency fund or $169,674 and a reserve of $3 million more than two months of operating costs, Deleon said. Details of city departmental budgets are expected to be discussed on Monday. Deleon told the city council in July that he planned to save funds by cost-saving measures such as buying back vacation or sick days from employees rather than giving pay bonuses. It would remove liability from the citys books, he said. Deleon also was satisfied at the time with the Code Enforcement department, which had decreased its budget by approximately $60,000. Councilman Parke Sutherland said Friday that Deleon planned to eliminate another $30,000 by doing away with two vacant positions in accounting and utility billing and have the accounting firm of Wicks, Brown & Williams in Sebring perform those tasks. Deleon has also expressed concern over pension costs, such as $130,000 for the police pension and more than $357,000 for the fire pension, which made up almo st half of the citys $744,000 payroll. He has been in negotiations with pension boards to lower those costs. However, strife between Deleon and officers of the police pension board have left those negotiations at a standstill Deleon said he hoped the 2013-14 budget would hav e enough slack built into it that the city wouldnt be operating under the gun. Continued from A1 Avon Parks proposed budget has $169,674 contingency fund, plus $3 million reserve Grimsley and Galvano n ow serve Highlands C ountys north and south s ections respectively. G alvano chairs the Senate A ppropriations Sub-committ ee for Education and serves o n the Health Policy and A griculture committees a mong others. Grimsley c hairs the Appropriations C ommittee on Health and H uman Services as well as s erving on Agriculture and t he Children, Families and E lder Affairs committees a mong others. Both of those sessions will b e held at the Homers Restaurant in the Sebring Square Shopping Plaza. Dinner will be at 5 p.m. with the meetings to begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday is Patriots Day, commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. To that end, Tea Party members will hold a flag wave from 10 a.m. until noon at the intersection of Bayview Street and U.S. 27 in Sebring. Those who want to come are asked to bring flags, and if they wish, signs of a positive nature supporting our troops and such, said Nelson. Continued from A2 Tea Party has events on three straight days By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comLAKE PLACID No m ajor injuries were reported f ollowing Wednesdays collis ion between a Highlands C ounty school district school b us and a GMC pick-up t ruck. Driver Edward J. B uss, 69, was driving an e mpty school bus when the v ehicle stopped on South J efferson Avenue facing n orth. The pick-up truck driver, Charles Blanton, 61, began traveling north across State Road 70 to enter Placid Lakes Boulevard. According to Florida Highway Patrol report, the bus driver failed to yield while crossing S.R. 70. Blanton collided with the front right side of the bus. There were no students on board of the bus at the time of the crash. No major injuries when school bus, pick-up collide


RUTH ROGERS Ruth Charlotte Perdue McKay Rogers passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 in Winchester, Va. She was born Sept. 13, 1939 in Salisbury, Md., to R. Cephia and Laura Perdue of Pocomoke City, Md. Ruth married S. Kermit McKay on March 28, 1939; he passed away April 7, 1997. She married Frances C. Rogers on Feb. 5, 2000; he passed away Jan. 16, 2011. Ruth resided at Placid Lakes from 2005 until 2011. She is survived by an only child, Kay McKay Ward Rongley (Raymond) of Fairfax, Va.; grandson, Albert N. Ward IV(Cindy) of Lovettsville, Va.; grandson, Scott K. Ward (Heather) of Potomac Falls, Va.; granddaughter, Elizabeth K. Wiseman (David) of Lovettsville, Va.; great-granddaughters, Krystal, Kayleigh, Charlotte, and Laura Ward; great-grandsons, Brooks, Austin, and Landon Ward; nephew, Jack Justice (Mary Ann), daughter Cathy J. Lard and son Raymond Justice of Salisbury, Md.; nephew, Carlton Justice of Wattsville, Va. and family; and niece, Beverly J. Parks of Wattsville, Va. and family. Ruth graduated from Pocomoke High School and Salisbury Business School. She was employed at Birds Eye, Pocomoke City, and NASA travel agent at Wallops Island, Va. She was a long-time member of Bethany Methodist Church of Pocomoke City; Bethany Ladies Club, Soroptimist Club, DAR Chapter Gen. Levin Winder, Elks Ladies Club, and Lake Placid Ladies Club. Amemorial service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. in Bethany United Methodist Church, 205 Market St, Pocomoke City, MD 21851. f or August. Those will only be prelimi nary numbers, she said. F inal numbers will be in by O ctober. Her most recent numbers f rom July 2013 show an u nemployment rate of 9 perc ent in Highlands, 9.4 perc ent in Hardee County and 8 .8 percent in DeSoto C ounty. Highlands has had a d ownward trend from 13.1 p ercent in July 2010, D oubleday said. The rate fell t o 12.3 percent in July 2011 a nd 10 percent in July 2012. However, Highlands a lways loses jobs in the s ummer months because w inter residents have migrate d north, schools are not in s ession and migrant farm w orkers are harvesting crops i n other states. Other businesses cut back o n hours and activity until t hose consumers return, she s aid. That doesnt begin until t he end of August and first o f September. Were a rural area. (With) t he types of positions and n umbers, its hard to comp are to urban areas, D oubleday said. She said bringing in more j obs requires the work of s everal different agencies a nd groups besides her own, s uch as the local chambers o f commerce, education i nstitutions and other econ omic development agenc ies, such as Highlands I ndustrial Development A uthority/Economic Development Commission. We are facilitators, said IDA/EDC Executive Director Stephen Weeks. We dont create jobs. The private sector creates jobs. His agency can help new or existing businesses navigate local regulations, permits, zoning changes or perform other government liaison work. Chambers of commerce or the Small Business Development Center also help in that regard, Doubleday said. Weeks said the economy is showing some life with investors and businesses prepared to spend, as well as corporations bringing jobs back to the United States. However, he compared economic development and the jobs it brings to fishing. Sometimes you get a nibble, sometimes they steal your bait, and sometimes you land them, Weeks said. Doubleday said Heartland Workforce supports employment by developing and recruiting talent for the businesses in the area. We serve the businesses and job seekers, Doubleday said. She said she and other partners try to identify where jobs are and what industries are growing so they can get job seekers the training they need. During the month of July, Doubleday said her office served approximately 5,000 people: 3,909 walk-in clients with the rest seeking help online. Job seekers will have another opportunity this week, she said, during a Heartland Workforce job fair at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center in Sebring. The first hour 10-11 a.m. is military veterans only, Doubleday said, but then 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. is open to the public. r easonable accommodations i n order to attend a school m eeting, call the school o ffice at 471-5444 three days p rior to the meeting. Leaving with a refreshed heart SEBRING Bruce R ogers, owner of Brewsters C offee House, is on tap to t ake over as moderator of t he two September gett ogethers of Scribes Night O ut, set for the second and f ourth Sundays (Sep. 8 and S ep. 22) at 6 p.m. at the coff ee house. As moderator, hell be s erving as master of cerem onies, keeping things movi ng along and introducing t he writers wholl be reading f rom their works. To add s ome humor to the events, R ogers will be wearing his k ilts to reflect his Scottish h eritage. But, on a more serious n ote, hell also be commenti ng on the important role p layed by the arts in his life a nd his business. Alocal patron of the arts, h es especially dedicated to p rojects that use the arts to s pread the word about h umanitarian causes. He is a n outspoken leader in the f ight against breast cancer; a nd his coffee house has o ften been transformed into a n art gallery, a music hall a nd as a gathering place for w riters of all ages. The motto on the door of t he coffee house sums up his v ision: May all who enter l eave with a refreshed h eart. That means, he says, Brewsters is not just a p lace where one grabs a cup o f coffee in a heated rush. I ts not merely to quench o nes thirst, but to ease and r efresh ones soul. Brewsters, located just s outh of Home Depot, is o pen to the public and the S cribes-Night-Out events are f ree of charge. For more information, call A rt Lefkowitz at 385-1554. South Florida State College Offers Child Development Class at Lake Placid CenterLAKE PLACID South Florida State Colleges Corporate and Community Education Department is offering the Florida Child Care Professional Credential II (FCCPCII) course in English in September at the Lake Placid Center. Completion of both the FCCPC I and II courses are key elements to earning a Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC). The FCCPC II course addresses eight core areas of knowledge and skill associated with delivery of quality education to preschool children, and builds upon the content of the statemandated training courses previously completed by the caregiver The class meets from 6-10 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 16 at the SFSC Lake Placid Center, 500 E. Interlake Blvd. The cost is $300 and the course number (CRN) is 11139. Preregistration is required for all classes. Register for classes in Building B on the Highlands Campus or and SFSC campus or center. For more information on Child Development classes, email Debbie Gutierrez, program specialist, early childhood education at or call 784-7032.Guardian ad Litem volunteer info at libraryAVON PARK The Guardian ad Litem program, which serves abused and neglected children across Highlands County, is seeking volunteers. Dawn Shinskey, a recruiter for the program, will have information about becoming a volunteer at the Avon Park Memorial Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Stop by and ask questions. If interested but unable to attend this orientation session, call Shinskey at (863) 534-4597 or email Dawn.Shinskey@gal.fl.govBlessings luncheon planned for WednesdaySEBRING The Annual Blessing of the Businesses luncheon will be held on Wednesday at the Sebring Civic Center on Lake Jackson. This event is designed to bring our community businesses, levels of government, non-profit services and ministries together under Gods umbrella for a time of fellowship, prayer and unification. Mayor George Hensley has once again spearheaded this effort along with a team of dedicated individuals that have committed to presenting an edifying and enjoyable experience for all. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served following a Color Guard presentation, pledge and prayer. Pastor George Hall will serve as the master of ceremonies and Judge Angela Cowden is scheduled as the keynote speaker. Special music will be presented by Hall and Devon Donaldson and the program will conclude with Pastor Robert Shannon offering a special prayer for the businesses, the community and the country. Tickets for this event are $12 per person and can be purchased by sending a check made out to First United Methodist Church and mailed to P. O. Box 3839, Sebring, FL33871. Advanced reservations are required and seating is limited, so dont delay. If you have questions or need additional information, contact Alex Latuk at 385-5171 or send email to www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 8, 2013 Page A5 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page sept ads; 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; would dad; 0 0 0 3 2 1 9 2 Continued from A2 Community Briefs Continued from A1 Jobless rate in county still above state, national averages IMOGENE JEAN CHRISTIE Jean (Imogene) Audrey Federeau-Christie-Liebel passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 from Alzheimers disease in her daughters home in Grayslake, Ill. Jean was born on Jan. 20, 1928 in Lansing, Mich., and resided in Okemos, Mich. and Avon Park, Fla. until she moved to Grayslake, Ill. in 2011. While Jean lived in Okemos and Avon Park, Fla. she spent her summers at Crystal Lake in Michigan. Jean was preceded in death by husbands, Clarence J. Christie (6/91) and George Liebel (3/06); her parents, Marvin Robert (Vic) Federau (12/71) and Chrystal Mae HolmesClosson-Federau (8/81) and Charles A. Holmes (2/65); her grandparents, Clarabelle Turner-Holmes-VantyleClosson, William Federau, Albertine Federau, Fred Closson; children Kirk Christie (2/75) and Wendy Erb (9/94) and brother Richard Federau (12/49). Surviving children are Diane (Joshua) Stark, Clarence Britt (Sandy) Christie, Cynthia (Ray) Tierney, Victor (Lori) Christie and her bothers Doug (Bev) Federau, David (Jackie) Federau and Ric (Nancy) Federau. Jean was a grandmother to 21, greatgrandmother to 49 and great-greatgrandmother to nine. Jean was a graduate of Everett High School in 1946 and took many management and secretarial courses learning skills that she used extensively as a secretary at Voss Sales & Service and again as she climbed the ladder at Lansing Community College where she retired as office manager of Evening College. In her retirement she was very active in American Legion Post 69 and Womens Auxiliary for many years. She was also a member of the VFWin Avon Park, Fla. Jean was known for her quick wit and great sense of humor. She had great rapport with friends and fami ly and she touched people wherever she was. One of the most notable things about Jean was her dancing ability; she was light on her feet and had great rhythm. Perhaps you saw Jean and Clarence doing the jitterbug, oh what a dancing delight. Afuneral service will be held at noon on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48912. The family received friends on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at Obituaries Christie Rogers MARYQUINTAL Mary Theresa Quintal, 82, of Sebring went to be with her Lord on Sunday evening, Sept. 1, 2013 in Tampa, Fla. She was born on July 30, 1931 in Mount Vernon, N.Y. to parents Jennie (Capone) and Ralph Casino. Aretired seamstress in the garment industry, Mary moved to Highlands County in 1985 from New York. Mrs. Quintal enjoyed volunteering at the Sun Room Senior Center in Sebring a good game of bingo and loved spending time with her family and friends. She was of the Catholic faith. Mrs. Quintal is preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph; sons, Ronnie and Albie and is survived by her loving son, Mike; grandson, Brian and several sisters. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lake Placid. Words of comfort to the family and a video tribu te of Marys life can be seen by Cremation services entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home, 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placi d, FL465-4134. r Job fair planned for Thursday in Sebring


Page A6 News-SunSunday, September 8, 2013 gala tickets; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main A gala tickets; 0 0 0 3 2 1 9 1 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 5.542"; 21.25"; Black plus three; process, 9/8/13 p/u; 0 0 0 3 2 1 9 4 i ncrease in their respective b udgets. Commissioners did s ome horse trading with both t he Highlands County S heriff and Clerk of the C ourts offices to help f inance a number of extra p rograms they have taken on f or the board or for other c onstitutional offices. Several thorny exchanges o ccurred during Thursday n ights session when a new p roposal for funding was d iscussed for the countys I ndustrial Development A uthority/Economic D evelopment Commission. P reviously, commissioners h ad told the group they w ould have to live on their s avings said to be about $ 160,000 for at least the n ext six months. The commission had hinte d that it wanted to see both m ore productivity from the e conomic development g roup as well as additional s upport from the private sect or. Paul McGehee, I DA/EDC chairman, assured c ommissioners that there is a n ew membership drive under w ay as well as a new fee s tructure that will bring a dditional money into the c offers on the economic d evelopment side. However, sharp words w ere exchanged after M cGehee indicated that n otion the group had six m onths of operating expense s may have been misstated. T hat drew the ire of H ighlands County Commission Chairman Jack Richie, who also serves as the boards liaison to the IDA/EDC. Why didnt we have that information the other three times? asked Richie. To come in at the 12th hour and say We dont have what we thought we had...I dont buy it. When pushed by the board, Richie pointed out the commission had taken three different votes on funding for the IDA/EDC, which was more than any other single item in the budget. We spent more time, more money, more everything and now were told we have inaccurate numbers, he said. I am a little bit disturbed by something of this nature at the last minute. Richie cut the discussion short after IDA/EDC Executive Director Stephen Weeks brought forward approximate numbers to illustrate what the group currently had in its coffers. Commissioner Don Elwell subsequently suggested a policy that would allow the economic development group to come back to the commission on or before April 1 to again discuss the issue. Richie told the group the commission would keep a sharp eye on their progress, especially efforts to raise money from private sector memberships on the EDC side of the organization. Commissioners drew praise from a number of residents for their ability to find budget cuts and creative financing to keep from raising property taxes to help underwrite the upcoming budget year. We asked you to make the hard decisions and you made them, said Highlands Tea Party Chairman John Nelson. Former Avon Park mayor Tom Macklin congratulated the commission for what he termed difficult and courageous choices, and even longtime commission critic John Drennan told the board they had done a pretty good job. This was the first year of commissionersattempt at a two-year budget. They have agreed the county now is out of one-time fixes and other single revenue sources. It has been suggested that the county and all three municipalities now begin to look at more creative ways at financing some of the services provided by government. Among the areas to be explored in the upcoming months will be user fees, non-ad valorem assessments and the possibility of establishing municipal services taxing units to help pay for the services citizens say they would like to have or continue. Continued from A1 County commission thanked for work on difficult budget Richie rfnr tbbr nb


m any families have graduall y left the county to take up r esidence in more urban a reas of the state or to live c loser to family members in o ther regions. Currently, the two largest m inority groups (black and H ispanic) are actually the m ajority when the two races a re grouped together. In the countys 10 element ary schools, there are a total o f 1,945 Hispanic students a nd 1,008 black students. T hat combined group of 2 ,953 students is nearly 400 m ore than the total number o f white students. In the middle schools, w hite students outnumber b lack and Hispanic students b y less than 100. The high s chool minority student popu lation gap is also closing, t railing less than 200 stud ents behind the majority g roup. Overall, however, the two l argest minority groupspopu lation this year is greater t han the white student popul ation by 93 students. Add in t he three remaining minority g roups (Asian, American I ndian and multi-racial) and t he long-time majority n oticeably becomes the s mallest student group. Every school in the county t hat was open in 2006 (a r acial breakdown of student p opulation prior to that year w as not available) has less w hite students in its classr ooms this year than it did s even years ago, a drop of a lmost 400 total. The number of Hispanic s tudents grew by nearly 200 i n that time frame, while the n umber of black students fell f rom 649 to 571 and multir acial students went from 49 t o 107. One of the more diverse s chools happens to be Sun N Lake Elementary, where some classrooms are more populated by Asian or Indian students than whites and blacks. Its a very diverse school, said Assistant Principal Issac Durrance. We have a large population of Asian and Hispanic students here. Alot of the doctorschildren, who are Indian and other nationalities, are also present a great deal here. We have a very unique school. Woodlawn Elementary is nearly even on its minority and white population; the school instructs 259 white students and total of 254 blacks and Hispanics. Avon Park schools traditionally have the most black and Hispanic student populations. As of this year, all three of the Avon Park elementary schools, Avon Park Middle and Avon Park High are filled with more black and Hispanic students than white. For the 2013-2014 school year, the Human Resources, Recruitment and Professional Development (HRRPD) department made sure to make efforts to reach out to minority teachers to accommodate the growing minority student population in Highlands County. HRRPD Director Vivann Waldron has made every effort to hire the most qualified minority teachers to instruct the continually changing student base in Highlands County. It is hard to get minority instructors in this area, said Waldron. Its just a rural area. There isnt a whole lot for a young, minority teacher to do here outside of water recreation, fishing and thin gs like that. But it is important to have these minority groups represented. It helps the students to identify with a teacher that looks like them. Waldron reported that this year was the largest recruit ment of instructors of ethni c backgrounds the district has had in several years. Continued from A1 www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 8, 2013 Page A7 HEARTLAND WORKFORCE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 9/1,8; 0 0 0 3 1 9 9 4 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; top rt hand pg main A; 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 7 DR. SEVIGNY, MARK; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, now in Sebring; 0 0 0 3 2 0 9 2 Current EnrollmentElementary WhiteBlackHispanicAsianMulti Avon 21169220223 Cracker Trail4443398824 Fred Wild206100196529 Kindergarten LC1835795516 Lake Country24473251018 Lake Placid341136318330 Memorial1981392051424 Park 217133199337 Sun N Lake2821672104337 Woodlawn259101153718 Middle Avon Park2551712251021 Hill-Gustat340962003326 Lake Placid28862234123 Sebring 430881451527 High Avon Park353232316921 Lake Placid 393104251420 Sebring 9302353553766 *32 American Indian students in county 2006 EnrollmentElementary WhiteBlackHispanicAsianMulti Avon 300104271923 Cracker Trail5297195831 Fred Wild371165168516 Lake Country2539019139 Lake Placid392109221034 Park 281202150322 Sun N Lake4141571843853 Woodlawn435148164927 Middle Avon Park29317217538 Hill-Gustat343911631919 Lake Placid3669216929 Sebring 535116150815 High Avon Park5223022771310 Lake Placid 493116188111 Sebring 10592312663128 *74 American Indian students in county Student demographics shifting in countys schools Katara Simmons/News-S un Fifth-graders Donnie Bell (from left), Verkhia Lawrence, Nylla Wilder and Nya Daniels work together on a math assignment at SunN Lake Elementary School in Sebring.


Special to the News-SunSEBRING On Aug. 20, Darden Restaurants hosted a luncheon program with the Florida Cattlemens Association, the National Cattlemens Beef Association and Florida Audubon to discuss the environmental sustainability of the Florida cattle industry. During the event, representatives Bob Mayworth and Casey Wohl of Sebrings Rafter TRanch were recognized as the ranch received Audubon Floridas 2013 Sustainable Rancher Award. Audubon and Darden Restaurants are recognizing ranchers who take noteworthy actions to help restore the Northern Everglades. Rafter TRanch has been a leader in the efforts to store and clean water on ranchlands in the Northern Everglades. Audubon produced a short video promoting water storage and water quality projects undertaken by ranchers, which features Rafter TRanch. This video can be seen at: The video, as well as Audubons efforts in the Northern Everglades, are supported in part by a grant from Darden Restaurants Foundation. Jimmy Wohl and Rafter TRanch are setting the standard for ranchland stewardship in the Northern Everglades. We at Audubon believe that innovative water management projects undertaken by ranchers and ranchland preservation are the key to restoration of ecosystems north of Lake Okeechobee, said Eric Draper, executive director of Florida Audubon. Wohl has exemplified stewardship on lands in the Northern Everglades. Through the Florida Ranchlands Environmental Services Project (FRESP) and the Northern Everglades Payment for Environmental Services (NE-PES) Program, Wohl has installed improvements on Rafter TRanch to store and clean water before it runs into the watershed to Arbuckle Creek.His work shows how ranchers can make simple adjustments on working landscapes to maximize benefits for the environment. The Darden family of restaurants features some of the most recognizable and successful brands in fullservice dining: Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V's and Yard House. Through subsidiaries, Darden owns and operates more than 2,100 restaurants, employs more than 200,000 people and serves more than 425 million meals a year.For more information about Darden Restaurants, visit Owned by the Wohl Family, the 5,200-acre Rafter TRanch is in Sebring and has received numerous awards including Environmental Stewardship Awards from the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA), the Florida Cattlemens Association (FCA) and the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (FDACS). During the award year, members of the Wohl family represente d the U.S. cattle industry in meetings with the New York Time, Time, Life, Newsweek, United Press International and the National Audubon Society to discuss environmental stewardship practices and land management in Florida. The ranch has been featured on FOX News, PBS, Daytime TVShow and in the Palm Beach Post for its environmental stewardship practices. For information about Rafter TRanch, visit F or information about Audubon Florida, visit www.AudubonOfFlorida.or g. Page A8 News-SunSunday, September 8, 2013 AMERICAN GOLF CARTS; 7.444"; 6"; Black; sept ads; 0 0 0 3 1 9 8 4 LAKEVIEW PHARMACY; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 11 of 15; 0 0 0 3 1 9 9 2 DR. LEE, IKE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 9/8/13; 0 0 0 3 2 1 8 8 Sebrings Rafter T Ranch recognized by Darden Restaurants Business Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Ridge A rea Arc is scheduling a C ertified Professional Food M anager Review Class and E xam as well as a SafeStaff F oodhandler Certificate prog ram. The Foodhandler class w ill be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. T hursday, Sept. 26 at Ridge A rea Arcs training room on t he main campus, 120 W. C ollege Drive. Students can s how up at 5 p.m. but must b e in class promptly at 5:30 p .m. The cost is $15 per s tudent and must be paid in a dvance by 5 p.m. Friday, S ept. 13. There will be no r efunds for students not a ttending the class since b ooks have to be ordered in a dvance but a substitution o f another person can be m ade. Checks can be made p ayable to Ridge Area Arc a nd mailed to 120 W. C ollege Drive, Avon Park, F L33825 or stop by the Arc a dministration office on C ollege Drive to make a p ayment. When submitting p ayment, include your n ame, birth date, address a nd phone number. Astudy guide will be p rovided and given to each s tudent. Acertificate and an o riginal wallet card will a lso be presented to the stud ents at the end of the class. T he certification is valid for t hree years. Students only n eed to bring to class a No. 2 pencil and a picture ident ification. Anyone in the food servi ce industry or those who a re interested in working in t he field and want to obtain a certificate can enroll in t his class being taught by a C ertified Professional Food M anager. Florida law r equires that all food servi ce employees be trained in a n approved food safety p rogram. Apublic food s ervice establishment has 60 d ays from the date of hire to t rain their employees with a F lorida approved food safet y training program. This i ncludes all employees r esponsible for food stora ge, preparation, display or a ny service of food and b everages. The SafeStaff F oodhandler Training P rogram is a contracted prog ram of the Department of B usiness and Professional R egulation. The class will c over the six mandated key food safety principles: 1. Ensuring proper personal hygiene; 2. Preventing cross-contamination; 3. Controlling time and temperature when handling food; 4. Proper cleaning and sanitizing; 5. The causes and effects of major foodborne illnesses; and 6. Ensuring proper vermin control. AFood Manager Class and Exam will be Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Ridge Area Arc Training Room. Class time is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The exam will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The food managers certificate is good for five years and is nationally recognized. First time students will want to get a book and take the review class and exam. The cost is $150 per student and will include ServSafe Manager Review Guide, Review Class, ServSafe CPFM Exam and a First Time Passing Guarantee for those attending the review class and buying the guide. If a student doesnt pass the first time, then the second time their review class and exam are free as long as they call within 21 days of original exam. Materials are in English. Seating is limited. Those who just want to recertify can take the exam for $90 and not attend the class. Students receive a book with the answer sheet for the exam included. The free second test does not apply to those not attending the review class. Register by Sept. 20 for the Food Manager class and exam. Bring payment to Ridge Area Arc Administration, 120 W. College Drive, Avon Park where a Manager Review Guide can be picked up for studying and instructions for the class and exam. Checks or money orders must be made payable to Ridge Area Arc. Cash and credit cards are accepted. A $20 fee will apply to all returned checks. Ano show will result in a loss of all registration fees. For more details, call Cindy Marshall at 4521295, ext. 124. The food training programs are a service provided to the community by Ridge Area Arc. Foodhandler and Food Manager classes offered Courtesy pho to Charles Lee of Audubon Florida presents the Sustainable Rancher of the Year Award to Rafter T Ranch. Pictured (L to R): Brandon Tidwell, Darden Restaurants; Eric Draper, Audubon Florida; Bob Mayworth, Rafter T Ranch; Casey Wohl, Rafter T Ranch; and Charles Lee, Audubon Florida. Earns Sustainable Rancher Award for 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) The Treasury Department is expanding Iran sanctions to target a network allegedly helping the government evade measures aimed at curbing oil exports. The department accused Iran on Friday of using front companies, financial institutions and businessmen willing to engage in deceptive transactions to conceal the direct involvement of the Tehran government in global oil transactions. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 8, 2013Page A9 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-279 IN RE: ESTATE OF RUTH I. BYERS AKA RUTH BYERS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RUTH I. BYERS AKA RUTH BYERS, deceased, whose date of death was May 18, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 8, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Kenneth Walker 1135 Titleist NE Albuquerque, NM 87112 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD M. ABLES III, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0112 Fax: (863) 385-1284 E-mail: /s/ Clifford M. Ables III Florida Bar Number: 178379 September 8, 15, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 10000497GCS DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. HARRY W. SWIFT, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated August 29, 2013 and entered in Case No. 10000497GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is the Plaintiff and HARRY W. SWIFT; JOAN E. SWIFT; THE KNOLL-CENTURY HILL HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 15th day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 111, OF THE KNOLL SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1994 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN #S: FHLMBC68536282A & FHLMBC68536282B. A/K/A 107 S RALLY ROAD, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 30, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10108861 COUNTRY-FHA-R vocasio-Team 2 F10108861 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. September 8, 15, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2013-CA-000086 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. VINCENTE BARAJAS A/K/A VINCENTE C. BARAJAS; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Maria Socorro Barajas A/K/A Maria S. Barajas Last Known Residence: 5005 Cricket Drive, Sebring, FL 33870 Vicente Barajas A/K/A Vicente C. Barajas Last Known Residence: 4416 Westway Ave. McAllen, TX 78501 Current residence unknown, and all persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendants. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property located in Highlands County, Florida: LOTS 21 AND 22, BLOCK 226, CARVA HILLS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 110, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Aldridge Connors, LLP, plaintiff's attorney, at 7000 West Palmetto Park Road, Suite 307, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (Phone Number: 561-392-6391), within 30 days of the first date of publication of this notice, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before October 15, 2013 on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on September 3, 2013. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk 1113-601259 September 8, 15, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000754 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. YOLANDA AGUILA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YOLANDA AGUILA; 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; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 23, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOTS 3264, 3265, 3266 AND LOT 3267, OF AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 11, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 4, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 2335 N. DUNWOODIE RD., AVON PARK, FL 33825-9310 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 24, 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/ 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. 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. September 1, 8, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28 2012 CA 000625 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JAMES ACEVEDO, DIANA ACEVEDO, SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC., AQUA FINANCE INC., KATHRYN JOHNSTON, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 29, 2013, and entered in Case No. 28 2012 C A 000625 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit, in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, where in WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JAMES ACEVEDO, DIANA ACEVEDO, SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC., AQUA FINANCE INC., KATHRYN JOHNSTON, are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court shall offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash on November 5, 2013, beginning at 11:00 A.M., at The Jury Assembly Room, Basement, 430 Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment lying and being situate in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, to wit: Lot 8, Block W, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE III, as per plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 54, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. NOTICE: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. 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. THE CLERK SHALL RECEIVE A SERVICE CHARGE OF UP TO $70 FOR SERVICES IN MAKING, RECORDING, AND CERTIFYING THE SALE AND TITLE THAT SHALL BE ASSESSED AS COSTS, THE COURT, IN ITS DISCRETION, MAY ENLARGE THE TIME OF THE SALE. NOTICE OF THE CHANGED TIME OF SALE SHALL BE PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED HEREIN. DATED this 29th day of August, 2013. Robert W. Germaine CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k STRAUS & EISLER, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 10081 Pines Blvd, Suite C Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 954-431-2000 12-021438-FC-WF September 8, 15, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 28 2012CA000180 FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD RUSSELL SELPH, et. al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 28, 2013, and entered in Case No. 28 2012CA000180 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, is the Plaintiff and RICHARD RUSSELL SELPH; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A CARRIE MARSHALL; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 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 November 5, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTH HALF (1/2) OF LOT EIGHT (8), BLOCK ``D'', OF THE SUBDIVISION OF THE SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4 (BLOCK 16) SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 74, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY FLORIDA, OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, WAS FORMERLY A PART. 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 28th 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. 11-17427 September 8, 15, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000922 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. JOSEPH CLYDE GREEN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPH CLYDE GREEN; 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; JEAN A. SHILLING HARRISON; ROBERT F. HARRISON; LEISURE LAKES HOME OWNERS CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.; LEISURE LAKES PROPERTY OWNERS' 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 23, 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 43, AND THE NORTH 60 FEET OF LOT 42, BLOCK 31, LEISURE LAKES SECTION FOUR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1049 WINTER GREEN STREET, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852-7017 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 24, 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/ 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. 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. September 1, 8, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000573 CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. JAY ALAN GOTTSCHALK A/K/A JAY GOTTSCHALK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAY ALAN GOTTSCHALK A/K/A JAY GOTTSCHALK; JO-ANN ATCHLEY A/K/A JO ANN ATCHLEY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JO-ANN ATCHLEY A/K/A JO ANN ATCHLEY; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); SEBRING PARK PROPERTY OWNERS, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described as: LOT 2, BLOCK A, SEBRING PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A -3507 OAKVIEW DR., SEBRING, FL 33876 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on November 5, 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 pendents, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 28th day of August, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK 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. 97075 dcs September 8, 15, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-001054 U.S. Bank National Association, as Indenture Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America, National Association, as Indenture Trustee, successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Indenture Trustee for AFC Trust Series 2000-4 Plaintiff, -vs.Beverly A. Peifer; The Unknown Spouse of Beverly A. Peifer; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated August 29, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-001054 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank National Association, as Indenture Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America, National Association, as Indenture Trustee, successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Indenture Trustee for AFC Trust Series 2000-4 Plaintiff and Beverly A. Peifer are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, ROBERT W. GERMAINE, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., October 2, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 12, BLOCK 18, HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES, SECTION P, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 59, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 12-250090 FC01 W50 September 8, 15, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 13000235GCAXMX RESIDENTIAL CREDIT SOLUTIONS, INC., PLAINTIFF, V S. JANET D. GREGORY, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 26, 2013, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands, Florida, on September 27, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 for the following described property: LOT 67, OF FIESTA VILLAS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, AT PAGE 42, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH 2003 JACOBSEN HOMES CLASSIC III MOBILE HOME, SERIAL #JACFL24583A&B, HUD # FLA737294 AND FLA737295 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of the Court Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 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, 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830 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. File #12-004432-FNMA-FSC September 1, 8, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000322 Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff, -vs.Jose Garay Jr. and Ellen Joan Garay a/k/a E. Joan Garay, Husband and Wife; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated August 29, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000322 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Plaintiff and Jose Garay Jr. and Ellen Joan Garay a/k/a E. Joan Garay, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, ROBERT W. GERMAINE, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., October 2, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 8837, 8838, 8839, OF AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 27, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 11-231967 FC01 CXE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 12-855GCS LORRAINE GRIFO and JAMES GRIFO, Plaintiffs, vs NICOLAS CAMPE an individual And FIA CARD SERVICES, N.A., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated August 28, 2013, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on October 4, 2013, the following described property: Lot 9, Block 5, MAP OF OAKLAND SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 26, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. TOGETHER with a 1975 BAYW singlewide mobile home: Id No.: BF51074, Title No.: 10571569 DATED this 30th day of August, 2013. ROBERT W. 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Page A10News-SunSunday, September 8, m Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155LAKE 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 RentAVON MOBILEHOME PARK 55 PLUS. PARK MODEL, LOW LOT RENT. $4000. SORRY NO PETS. 863-449-1072 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSUN 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 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialINSURANCE AGENTWANTED Licensed 220 insurance agent needed in Sebring office with outstanding selling skills. Please contact Selena Leal at 863-382-6611 or email to 2100Help Wanted THE OAKSAT AVON Has the following Positions available: *CERTIFIED DIETARY MANAGER* *PART TIME ADMISSION ASSISTANT* Interested Applicants may apply at 1010 Hwy. 27 N, Avon Park, FL.33825 or FAX RESUME TO TAMMY PADILLA AT 863-453-5308 THE OAKSAT AVON Has the following positions available: RN Unit Manager RN's / LPN's / CNA's. Interested Applicants may apply at 1010 Hwy 27N Avon Park, FL 33825 or FAX RESUME TO TAMMY PADILLA AT 863-453-5308 SUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS Full time clerk needed Must be organized and Have excellent Customer Service skills Fax resumes to: 863-678-2170 SHOP SUPERVISOR/MECHANIC to work on farm/ ranch equipment, diesel and gasoline engines, fleet maintenance, fabrication and electrical. Prior shop management and computer skills needed. Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug-free workplace. Apply in person from 8am-11am & 1pm-4pm Monday thru Friday @ 109 Arron Drive, Lake Placid, FL 863-465-2821 MECHANIC LYKESCitrus Division has an opening for a full time mechanic at its Basinger Grove Shop. Duties include diagnosing, repairing and maintaining company vehicles, tractors and equipment. Need some experience in diesel & gasoline engines, hydraulics, air conditioning, and automotive electrical. Welding and fabrication experience is a plus, but not required. Lykes offers competitive wages, benefit package and paid holidays. Interested applicants should apply in person at Lykes Citrus Division, 7 Lykes Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852 Affirmative Action Employer/Drug Smoke Free Workplace / M/F/D/V Equal Employment Opportunity Employer DOCTORS CHOICEHH Medicare Agency needing RN LPN PT OT MSW HHA For new Sebring office Fax resume 941-727-4112 2100Help WantedLOCAL 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. 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that 9/24/13 at 10:30 am, the following vehicle will be sold for towing & storage charges pursuant to F.S. 713.78: 1999 DODG #2B4FP25BXXR170066. Sale will be held at Alan Jay Chevrolet Oldsmobile Cadillac441 US 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870 863-402-4210. Lienor reserves the right to bid. September 8, 2013 PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 1998 BUICK 2G4WS52M4W1408656 ON SEPT 20th 2013, AT 9:00am AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID FL 33852 September 8, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-384 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY LUCILLE WORDEN a.k.a. MARY L. WORDEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARY LUCILLE WORDEN a.k.a. MARY L. WORDEN, deceased, whose date of death was July 10, 2013, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-5677, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 1, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Harold Chester Worden Jr. 24 East Kendall Blvd. Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 September 1, 8, 2013 1050Legals 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000956 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. BRUCE A. WINROTTE A/K/A BRUCE WINROTTE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRUCE A. WINROTTE A /K/A BRUCE WINROTTE; 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 CLAIMA NTS; ASSET ACCEPTANCE, LLC; LVNV FUNDING, LLC; 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 A ugust 29, 2013, both entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000956, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff and BRUCE A. WINROTTE A/K/A BRUCE WINROTTE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRUCE A. WINROTTE A/K/A BRUCE WINROTTE; ASSET ACCEPTANCE, LLC; LVNV FUNDING, LLC; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION; 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 2nd day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: SEE EXHIBIT `A' FOR LEGAL DESCRPTION EXHIBIT ``A'' UNIT 17-A, THE MANORS: Commence at a point at the intersection of the South line of Lot 1, Block 7, Section 15, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, and the West right of way line of Lake Avenue, said point being 25.00 feet West of the ceenter line of Lake Avenue; thence run West along the South liner of Lot 1, Block 7, for a distance of 388.00 feet for POINT OF BEGINNING; thence run North 0 degrees 02 minutes East, for a distance of 35.00 feet; thence West for a distance of 122.42 feet; thence South 2 degrees 18 minutes 37 seconds West, for a distance of 35.03 feet; thence East for a distance of 123.83 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING. All lying and being in Lot 1, Block 7, Section 15, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida. a/k/a 1400 N. Tropical Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825 Dated this 30th day of August, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk In accordance with requirements of Title II of the A mericans 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. 11826.2004 September 8, 15, 2013 Classified ads get fast results WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 314-9876 Then shop till you drop! DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876PLACID LAKESNice, Lg. split plan, 2BR, 2BA, W/D hookup, screen porch, fenced yard. Near Golf. Water incl. $550 mo. C/H/A. Excellent Cond. 954-695-8348 SEBRING LOVELY,Newly painted & furnished 1BR, 1BA, on Lakefront Estate. No Pets! Utilities & cable included $400/mo 863-655-1068 6150FurnishedApartments Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 8, 2013Page A11 9000 Transportation 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesWANTED PROGRAMMABLE RECLINER w/full body massage. Reasonable price please, limited budget. Call 863-465-7877 leave message. 7340Wanted to Buy VCR TAPESApprox. 45 Assorted! Suspense, Comedy, Horror etc. All Good. $15. 863-402-2285 UPRIGHT VACUUMBAGLESS Completely Reconditioned. 30 Day Guarantee! $25. 863-402-2285 DEHUMIDIFIER -Maytag / Energy Star 45 pint capacity / Digital. Works Excellent. $30. 863-402-2285 COLEMAN LANTERNS(4) DUAL MANTLES. All 4 for $40. Will separate. 863-402-2285 CARPET SPOTSCRUBBER Dirt Devil. $15. Call 863-385-0000 7310Bargain Buys 7000 MerchandiseHIGHLANDS COUNTY Single Family Commercial 1/; 2/2; 3/2. $400 $650 Commercial. $1500. Call 863-452-0101. 6500MiscellaneousRentals 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 SEBRING 2BR,2BA, W/D incl., C/H/A Nice quiet area across from Wolf Lake, near boat ramp. Carport. $800/ mo. 863-617-6231 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -3BR, 1 BA, Carport, Work shop, Tool shed. C/H/A, W/D. Lake Josephine. $550/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 6200UnfurnishedApartments Classified ads get fast results DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00032008 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00032009


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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comIt was a good-old, blacka nd-blue, smash-mouth b rand of football in Fridays s lugfest for the Blue Streaks a t Okeechobee. And in the end it was S ebring having itscollective h ands raised in victory with t he 17-0 score in favor of the v isitors. Through a scoreless first h alf of play, neither offense w as able to create much m omentum under threateni ng skies. But it was in the third q uarter when lightning s truck, figuratively for the S treaks when a Breon Jones i nterception gave the ball b ack to the offense and a b ruising drive started to w ear down the Brahmans. Soon enough, Giovanni J enkins was barging in from a yard out, with Hunter L ivingstons extra point m aking it a 7-0 game. The Sebring defense then k ept up itsstringent work of t he young season, having h eld itsfirst two opponents t o one touchdown each. One of those touchdowns, a s head coach LaVaar Scott h ad pointed out, was scored o n special teams, so the a ctual Blue Streak D has t hus far just been responsible f or one. And that mark would stay i ntact as Okeechobee was h eld well short of the goal l ine time and again. Into the fourth quarter it w ent and Sebring added s ome insurance when Ledante Harris broke free and raced into the end zone from 25 yards out to push the lead to 14-0. The finishing touches were added later in the period when, with 3:37 left, Livingston booted one through the uprights from 20 yards out to provide for the final, 17-point margin. Now 2-0 on the early season, the Streaks are showing that last seasonsstruggles were building blocks for the successes seen thus far. The Streaks look to continue Friday when they host long-time foe Hardee, in a rivalry that rarely fails to deliver memorable contests. S PORTS B SECTION Inside This Section Friday Football Scores . . .B3 Highlands Eagles football . . .B3 Lady Dragon volleyball . . .B4 News-Sun Sunday, September 8, 2013 Dan Hoehne/News-S un Tim Blackman addresses those gathered Saturday morning at the Sebring Pool for the 15th Annual Blackman Invitational, which got underway, below, with the Girls 400 Individual Medley Relay. Diving in at Blackman Invite Dan Hoehne/News-Sun J .C. Cobb hurls this pass downfield for a touchdown Friday night in Avon Parks 10-7 loss to visiting Mulberry. Hannah Waller/News-Sun T he cross country season kicked off Thursday as Lake Placid hosted a five-school meet. By HANNAH WALLER News-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID Its a bird! Its a plane! No wait, its Sebrings Eric Foster flying past the other runners in the first cross country meet of the season for Highlands County. Lake Placid played host this past Thursday to Sebring, LaBelle, Hardee and Bartow, and though a temporary rain delay pushed back the start of the race to 5 p.m., a little wet grass didnt stop these cross country runners from starting the season off on the right foot. First to cross the finish line was Blue Streak Eric Foster, who finished with a time of 17:10. Foster had a few seconds to catch his breath before his closest competitor, Labelles Joey Chairez, came in at the 17:36 mark. Sebring also took the third and fourth spots with Malcolm Holdman, who finished with a time of 17:43, and Wesley Kroning, who finished in just over 18 minutes. Lake Placids first runner to cross the finish line was Julian Obregon, who came in 18th place with a time of 20:58. Noticeably missing from this meet was Dalton Shelton, senior and top run ner for both Lake Placids cross country and track and field teams, who had to sit this one out due to illness. With Sebring taking man y of the top spots, it came as no surprise when the Blue Streak boys were announce d winner with an overall score of 32. Only a point away were the Labelle boys with a fina l score of 33. Third went to the Bartow Yellow Jackets, finishing with 91 points, while the Hardee Wildcats came in fourth with 92 points, and Cross Country season gets underway See MEET, Page B4 Special to the News-SunLAKELAND The Wet Devils traveled to the Gandy Aquatic Center in Lakeland on Tuesday, Sept. 3, for their second swim meet of the season. Avon Park competed against Tenoroc, Haines City, Mulberry and Santa Fe High Schools. It has been a long time since the girlsteam was able to celebrate a first-place win, but this was their night. Some of the top races were as follows. In the 200 Medley Relay APHS took second place, with Racheal Gaidos, Hannah Farr, Kasey Starlin g, and Jaydee Hannah Grice doing the honors. Taylor Brown placed second in the 200-yard Freestyle, while the Individual Medley for Mikaela Talley and Rachea l Gaidos took second and thi rd place respectively. Freshman Ashlee Carnahan placed third in the 50 Freestyle and diver Tammy Hutchins took first place with some awesome Wet Devils are grand at Gandy See SWIM, Page B4 By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK The skies didnt exactly clear, but at least the wave of storms that rolled south through the state held off enough to allow Avon Park and Mulberry to square off in week two of the Florida prep season Friday night. And though the Devils saw some very good signs on the night, a long field goal in the waning moments lifted the visiting Panthers to a 10-7 win at Joe Franza Stadium. Its a process that is going to take a little time, first year head coach Wade Jackson said. But this game was awesome. I told the guys that I had a good time out there and Devils downed on late FG See AP, Page B4 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun files Above: Giovanni Jenkins scored one of the Blue Streak touchdowns in Fridays 17-0 win over the Brahmans at Okeechobee. Below: Hunter Livingston capped the Sebring scoring Friday with a 20-yard field goal. Blue Streaks bull past Brahmans Lake Placids football game at Moore Haven was postponed by lightning and will be rescheduled with the new date pending.


Seminole Football KickoffSEBRING The Highlands Seminole Club is hosting a game watching party Saturday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m. at the Sebring Beef OBradys. Awesome door prizes, food, fun, and friendship while watching the Noles take on Nevada for the second game of the season. Apair of game tickets for the FSU vs. Miami game will also be up for grabs. Come and prepare to have fun. Any questions, call Erin at 386-9194 or visit our Facebook site (Highlands Seminole Club).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, started 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 wit h instruction on Fridays from 4:30-6 p.m. must be accompanied by an adult. Come out for instruction and a good time. Call Frank Peterson at 382-9541, or Donna Stanley at 441-4897 for more information.KOC Golf TourneyAVON PARK Knights of Columbu s Avon Park Council 14717 will host the 58th annual State Golf Tourney on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29 a t Sun N Lake Golf Club. For further details, contact or call 414-7702, or email or call 4712134.Champions Club GolfAVON PARK The inaugural Avon Park Champions Club golf tournament will be held at Golf Hammock Country Club on Saturday, Sept. 14, with an 8 a.m. tee time. This fundraiser will benefit the academic and athletic programs for Avon Park youth and will be limited to the fir st 100 paid entrants. Entry Fee is $60 per person for the four-person scramble event. The entry fee covers: golf, cart, refreshments on the course, Deluxe plaques to flight winners, contests, a mulligan, and chicken and ribs dinner in the clubhouse. Acorporate fee of $275 per team wil l enter four golfers and a tee sign for your business. Tee sign sponsorship is $50. Checks payable to Avon Park Champions Club should be mailed to: Champions Club, 24 South Verona Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825 prior to the Wednesday, Sept. 11, entry deadline. Please include names and handicaps of players and if a corporate sponsor supply logo for the tee sign. You may request an entry form from Chet Brojek at or call the coach at 863-712-3524.Golf FORE HomesSEBRING Mountain Top Productions presents the 2013 Golf FORE Homes tournament on Saturday Sept. 21, at the Country Club of Sebrin g. The event benefits Highlands County Habitat for Humanity and the Masons Ridge project. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Four-person teams will be flighted by handicap. Entry fee includes a complimentary practice round, continental breakfast, goodie bags, prizes, snacks and beverages on the course and lunch and award s following play. A$2,000 hole-in-one is being sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and a chance to win a new vehicle is being sponsorted by Alan Jay Automotive Network. Entry fee is $260 per team, or $300 f or team and hole sponsorship. Download entry form at Contact Habitat for Humanity at 3857156 for additional information, or email team information to AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Boston 8657.601 Tampa Bay7763.5507.5 Baltimore7565.5369.5 New York7566.53210 Toronto6576.46120 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit 8259.582 Cleveland7565.5366.5 Kansas City7368.5189 Minnesota6178.43920 Chicago5684.40025.5 West Division WLPctGB Oakland8160.574 Texas 8060.571.5 Los Angeles6674.47114.5 Seattle 6477.45417 Houston4794.33334 ___ Thursdays Games Kansas City 7, Seattle 6, 13 innings Boston 9, N.Y. Yankees 8, 10 innings Baltimore 3, Chicago White Sox 1 Houston 3, Oakland 2 L.A. Angels 6, Tampa Bay 2 Fridays Games Boston 12, N.Y. Yankees 8 Baltimore 4, Chicago White Sox 0 Cleveland 8, N.Y. Mets 1 Detroit 16, Kansas City 2 Toronto 6, Minnesota 5 Oakland 7, Houston 5 L.A. Angels 6, Texas 5 Seattle 6, Tampa Bay 4 Saturdays Games Boston at N.Y. Yankees, late Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, late Houston at Oakland, late N.Y. Mets at Cleveland, late Detroit at Kansas City, late Toronto at Minnesota, late Texas at L.A. Angels, late Tampa Bay at Seattle, late Sundays Games Boston (Lester 13-8) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 11-10), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Matsuzaka 0-3) at Cleveland (Salazar 1-2), 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Rienzo 1-1) at Baltimore (B.Norris 10-10), 1:35 p.m. Detroit (Fister 12-7) at Kansas City (B.Chen 6-2), 2:10 p.m. Toronto (Rogers 4-7) at Minnesota (A.Albers 2-2), 2:10 p.m. Texas (Tepesch 4-6) at L.A. Angels (Vargas 8-6), 3:35 p.m. Houston (Clemens 4-4) at Oakland (Colon 14-6), 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (M.Moore 15-3) at Seattle (E.Ramirez 5-1), 4:10 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cabrera, DET49096174.355 Trout, LAA52095176.338 Mauer, MIN44562144.324 HOME RUNS Davis, BAL 48 Cabrera, DET43 Encarnacion, TOR36 RUNS BATTED IN Cabrera, DET131 Davis, BAL 123 Encarnacion, TOR104 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Cabrera, DET.447 Trout, LAA .435 Mauer, MIN.404 WON-LOST Scherzer, DET19-2 Moore, TB 15-3 Tillman, BAL15-5 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Sanchez, DET2.61 Scherzer, DET2.88 Colon, OAK2.90 STRIKEOUTS Darvish, TEX240 Scherzer, DET209 Hernandez, SEA200NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta 8555.607 Washington7169.50714 Philadelphia6477.45421.5 New York6376.45321.5 Miami 5386.38131.5 Central Division WLPctGB Pittsburgh8159.579 St. Louis8160.574.5 Cincinnati8062.5632 Chicago6080.42921 Milwaukee6080.42921 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles8357.593 Arizona 7169.50712 Colorado6676.46518 San Diego6377.45020 San Francisco6378.44720.5 ___ Thursdays Games Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 2 Arizona 4, San Francisco 2 Fridays Games Chicago Cubs 8, Milwaukee 5 Philadelphia 2, Atlanta 1 Cleveland 8, N.Y. Mets 1 Cincinnati 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 Miami 7, Washington 0 St. Louis 12, Pittsburgh 8 San Diego 4, Colorado 3 San Francisco 3, Arizona 0 Saturdays Games L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, late Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, late N.Y. Mets at Cleveland, late Atlanta at Philadelphia, late Washington at Miami, late Pittsburgh at St. Louis, late Colorado at San Diego, late Arizona at San Francisco, late Sundays Games N.Y. Mets (Matsuzaka 0-3) at Cleveland (Salazar 1-2), 1:05 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 6-9) at Miami (Ja.Turner 3-5), 1:10 p.m. Atlanta (Maholm 10-10) at Philadelphia (Hamels 6-13), 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 7-3) at St. Louis (Wacha 2-0), 2:15 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 10-9) at Chicago Cubs (S.Baker 0-0), 2:20 p.m. Arizona (Miley 9-10) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-9), 4:05 p.m. Colorado (Bettis 0-3) at San Diego (Kennedy 6-9), 4:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 14-8) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 10-10), 8:05 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA C. Johnson, ATL43947145.330 Cuddyer, COL42967141.329 McCutchen, PIT51587165.320 Molina, STL43757140.320 HOME RUNS Alvarez, PIT 32 Goldschmidt, ARI31 Brown, PHL 27 Bruce, CIN 27 RUNS BATTED IN Goldschmidt, ARI106 Phillips, CIN101 Craig, STL 97 ON-BASEPERCENTAGE Votto, CIN .428 Choo, CIN .421 McCutchen, PIT.401 WON-LOST De La Rosa, COL16-6 Zimmermann, WAS16-8 Liriano, PIT15-7 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Kershaw, LAD1.89 Fernandez, MIA2.23 Harvey, NYM2.27 STRIKEOUTS Kershaw, LAD201 Harvey, NYM191 Samardzija, CHC190AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Buffalo000.00000 Miami000.00000 New England000.00000 N.Y. Jets000.00000 South WLTPctPFPA Houston000.00000 Indianapolis000.00000 Jacksonville000.00000 Tennessee000.00000 North WLTPctPFPA Cincinnati000.00000 Cleveland000.00000 Pittsburgh000.00000 Baltimore010.0002749 West WLTPctPFPA Denver1001.0004927 Kansas City000.00000 Oakland000.00000 San Diego000.00000NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Dallas000.00000 N.Y. Giants000.00000 Philadelphia000.00000 Washington000.00000 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta000.00000 Carolina000.00000 New Orleans000.00000 Tampa Bay000.00000 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago000.00000 Detroit000.00000 Green Bay000.00000 Minnesota000.00000 West WLTPctPFPA Arizona000.00000 San Francisco000.00000 Seattle000.00000 St. Louis000.00000 ___ Thursdays Game Denver 49, Baltimore 27 Sundays Games Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago, 1 p.m. New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Seattle at Carolina, 1 p.m. Miami at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m. Oakland at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Green Bay at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Arizona at St. Louis, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Mondays Games Philadelphia at Washington, 7:10 p.m. Houston at San Diego, 10:20 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB z-Chicago219.700 x-Atlanta1713.5674 Indiana 1416.4677 Washington1416.4677 New York1120.35510.5 Connecticut822.26713WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB x-Minnesota237.767 x-Los Angeles2210.6882 x-Phoenix1613.5526.5 x-Seattle1515.5008 San Antonio1120.35512.5 Tulsa 1021.32313.5 x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference ___ Fridays Games Connecticut 77, Washington 70 Atlanta 70, New York 57 Los Angeles 74, Tulsa 70 Indiana 82, Chicago 77 Phoenix 83, San Antonio 80 Saturdays Games Connecticut at Indiana, late Minnesota at Seattle, late Sundays Games Phoenix at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Chicago at Washington, 4 p.m. Tulsa at San Antonio, 4:30 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Mulberry,6/7:30 pm.; Boys Golf vs.DeSoto,LaBelle,4 p.m.; Girls Golf vs.LaBelle,4 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football vs.Frostproof,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Swim at Okeechobee,5:30 p.m.; Boys Golf at Avon Park,4 p.m. Sebring TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Winter Haven,Frostproof,4 p.m.; Swim at George Jenkins,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football at DeSoto,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m. SFSC TUESDAY: Volleyball at Florida College,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Volleyball at Webber International JV,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Volleyball at Daytona State College Tri-Match,vs.FSCJ,1 p.m.; vs. Daytona,3 p.m.; Baseball at Polk Tournament,vs.Lake Sumter,Noon,vs.Hillsborough, 3 p.m.; Softball hosts Tri-Weekend,vs.Sarasota Quicksilver,11 a.m.; vs.Future Rebels, 3 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Golf vs.Mulberry,Lake Wales, River Greens,3:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Volleyball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Lake Placid,4 p.m.; Girls Golf at Lakeland Christian,4 p.m. T R A C K A N D F I E L D S U N D A Y 2 p m IAAF Diamond League Brussels . . . 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Special to the News-SunLAKELAND The Highlands Youth Football and Cheer Organization (HYF) was on the road this week and traveled to Lake Gibson High School to play the Lakeland Hurricanes on Saturday, Aug. 31. The Eagles were ready for battle after several exciting games last week and looking to bring in some more Ws this week. The first team to take the field was the Flag team coached by Steve Remes. The Eagles flag team came out with a purpose on Saturday with the offense led by Marcus Gomez, Josh Hernandez, Leon Harris and Damari Cohen. Harris quickly led the Eagles to an early lead with a touchdown and extra point by Cohen with a score of 7-0. The Hurricanes quickly answered with a touchdown of their own to tie the game. The Eagles offense was successful again with Harris scoring another touchdown making the score 13-7. The defense came out strong led by Keldrice Legree, DeAngelo Cohen and Gomez, but the Hurricanes offense responded with another touchdown to tie the game 13-13. In the last minutes of the game the Hurricanes were able to score again but the Eagles offense rallied together getting inside the 20 yard line when time ran out resulting in heartbreaking loss with a final score of 19-13. Next to take the field were the Mighty Mights, coached by Bronson Smith. The Eagles took the field with the Hurricanes focused and determined after last weeks loss against the Gators. The Hurricanes offense came out strong and quickly took control of the game. The battle was on with the Eagles defense working diligently together to try and make something happen. Unfortunately the Eagles offense struggled and was unable to find the end zone resulting in another upsetting loss with a final score of 21-0. The Pee Wee team, led by coach Tim Hooks, was eager and ready to take the field. The day started off with the offense led by quarterback Graisin Wheelock getting the ball to Austin Smith down the field but were foiled by the Hurricanes defense. The defense, led by Jacob Bennett who made several key tackles and had an interception for the day, rallied together with teammates Ronnie Roberts, Christopher Cardoso and Wheelock to hold back the Hurricanes. In the second half the Eagles offense struggled to gain momentum and the defense couldnt contain the Hurricanes, resulting in their second loss of the season 27-0. Following the Pee Wee game, the Junior Varsity team, managed by coach Cliff Howell, took the field with the Hurricanes. The reining Junior Varsity Super bowl champions team was determined and focused as they took the field with the team they defeated in the Super Bowl making this the most anticipated game of the day. The game got off to a great start for the Eagles as the offense drove down the field facing a strong Hurricanes defense. The Eagles defense took the field as the Hurricanes got off their first offensive plays, quickly capitalizing on a long run to the end zone to take an early 7-0 lead. This game quickly became a defensive battle but key offensive runs were made for the Eagles by quarterback Norris Fish Taylor, Jr., Kasey Hawthorne and Geo Gonzalez. But every effort was thwarted by the Hurricanes, taking them into halftime with a 14-0 score. The Eagles offense took the field in the second hal f and drove with key yardage made by Taylor completing a 30-yard pass to Hawthorne to the Eagles 30-yard line. Taylor then ran 65 yard s to get inside the Eagles 15yard line but fell short of getting into the end zone. Going into the fourth quarter, the score was still 14-0. The Eagles defense, wit h key tackles made by Austin Oppold, Wilbur Segerra, Kyle Rodriguez, Kevin Webb, Hawthorne and Taylor, continued to keep the Hurricanes offense con tained. But on the Hurricanes next offensive drive, they got around the end to the end zone to score the final touchdown of the day. The JVEagles played a n amazing game against the Hurricanes resulting in a devastating, 21-0 loss. Coach Nick Baileys Varsity Eagles did not hav e a game due to the Hurricanes not having a Varsity team and earned another victory by forfeit. HYF would like to spot light the Eagle Cheerleaders and say Thank You, as they neve r failed the players and kept cheering and boosting team spirit on the sidelines. All in all, it was a hardfought day of football. The Eagles players and coaches faced many challenges during the game bu t HYF is proud that our Eagle players and fans showed good sportsmansh ip and played a clean game of football. The results of Saturday s game surely were not what were hoped for but with every game, a new lesson is learned that makes the teams stronger and better prepared. The Highlands Eagles were back at it Saturday, Sept. 7, on the road to face the Auburndale Bulls. See an upcoming issue of the News-Sun for a recap of the contests. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 8, 2013 Page B3 RIDGE INSURANCE AGENCY; 5.542"; 3"; Black; main A; 0 0 0 3 1 9 9 5 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; sept ads; 0 0 0 3 1 9 9 6 Courtesy pho to Norris Fish Taylor, Jr. looks to get around the end for big yardage against Lakeland Saturday, Aug. 31. Eagles battle with Hurricanes Alonso 12, George Steinbrenner 7 Apopka 53, Lake Brantley 0 Armwood 32, Blake 6 Arnold 13, Florida 10 Astronaut 34, St. Cloud 6 Atlantic Coast 19, Englewood 0 Aucilla Christian 52, Oak Hall 14 Baker County 43, Bradford 6 Baker School 35, Sneads 21 Baldwin 42, Stanton College Prep 2 Bay 19, Port St. Joe 0 Bayside 21, Rockledge 14 Bell 40, P.K. Yonge 15 Belleview 13, Lake Weir 10 Berkeley Prep 27, Victory Christian 22 Bishop Moore 10, Harmony 0 Bishop Snyder 49, Christs Church 26 Bloomingdale 21, Brandon 0 Blountstown 45, FAMU Developmental Research 0 Boca Raton Christian 52, Coral Springs Christian 12 Boca Raton Community 17, Atlantic Community 14 Bolles School 41, DeLand 31 Boynton Beach 28, Lake Worth 15 Bronson 35, St. Joseph Academy 0 Calvary Christian-Clearwater 43, Out-of-Door Academy 7 Cardinal Gibbons 37, Everglades 15 Central Florida Christian 12, Cornerstone 7 Chamberlain 43, Leto 6 Champagnat Catholic 22, Westminster Christian 7 Charles Flanagan 23, Sanford Seminole 21 Chiefland 48, Eagles View 0 Choctawhatchee 14, Crestview 13 Citrus 14, Dunnellon 8 City of Life 22, All Saints 13 Clewiston 13, Immokalee 12 Coconut Creek 40, West Broward 7 Colonial 21, Jones 14 Coral Reef Senior 46, Cooper City 0 Cottondale 22, Wewahitchka 14 Countryside 16, Southeast 6 Creekside 38, Terry Parker 0 Crescent City 14, Matanzas 11 Cypress Bay 27, Boyd Anderson 0 Dixie Hollins 19, St. Petersburg Northeast 0 Douglas 39, South Broward 24 Dr. Phillips 21, Olympia 6 Duval Charter 61, Seacoast Christian 7 Dwyer 51, Jupiter 7 East Gadsden 49, Rutherford 34 East Lake 22, Largo 0 Eau Gallie 42, Space Coast 35 Ed White 49, Forrest 0 Escambia 49, Mosley 39 First Academy-Orlando 14, Kathleen 10 First Baptist 49, Highlands Christian 0 First Coast 19, Fletcher 16, 2OT Fleming Island 38, Bartram Trail 14 Florida Christian 45, Ransom Everglades 7 Fort Lauderdale 20, Coral Springs 10 Fort Meade 18, Hardee 6 Fort White 36, Newberry 18 Frostproof 59, Tenoroc 6 Ft. Walton Beach 21, Gulf Breeze 7 Gainesville 31, Eastside 0 Glades Central 13, Palm Beach Central 7 Glades Day 36, Village Academy 14 Godby 64, Chiles 14 Graceville 55, Bozeman School 20 Gulliver Prep 38, Dade Christian 13 Haines City 44, Liberty 0 Hallandale 54, Hollywood Hills 21 Heritage 27, Palm Bay 22 Hilliard 16, Arlington Country Day 0 Holy Trinity Episcopal 30, Agape Christian 0 Ida S. Baker 26, Key West 20 Imagine-North Port 27, Keswick Christian 0 IMG Academy 30, North Miami Beach 15 Immaculata-La Salle 49, Marathon 0 Indian Rocks 14, Carrollwood Day 6 Interlachen 7, Hawthorne 6 International Community 26, Santa Fe Catholic 0 Jay 51, Rocky Bayou Christian 30 Jefferson 28, Hillsborough 23 Jensen Beach 30, Forest Hill 26 Jesuit 31, Lakewood Ranch 7 John Carroll Catholic 60, Benjamin 30 John Paul II Catholic 48, St. Francis 13 Keystone Heights 19, Wildwood 0 King 27, Lennard 12 Lafayette 19, Maclay 0 Lake Howell 10, Hagerty 0 Lake Mary 20, Kissimmee Osceola 17 Lake Nona 27, Cypress Creek 0 Lake Region 26, Auburndale 21 Lake Wales 27, George Jenkins 12 Lakeland Christian 42, Orangewood Christian 14 Lakeland 28, Winter Haven 7 Lakewood 20, Palmetto 13 Land OLakes 24, Anclote 7 Lecanto 10, Wesley Chapel 6 Liberty County 47, Holmes County 0 Manatee 35, Venice 14 Mandarin 48, Wolfson 0 Marianna 28, Northview 6 McArthur 24, Stranahan 20 Melbourne Central Catholic 53, Cocoa Beach 14 Merritt Island 14, Melbourne 7 Miami 31, Braddock 27 Miami Beach 33, Miami Ferguson 21 Miami Killian 21, South Miami 0 Miami Palmetto 35, Miami Sunset 7 Miami Washington 28, Miami Central 17 Miramar 58, Oakland Park Northeast 0 Mitchell 41, Ridgewood 30 Monarch 49, Nova 28 Monsignor Pace 27, Chaminde-Madnna Coll Prep 23 Mount Dora 33, Umatilla 20 Mount Dora Bible 33, Legacy Charter 20 Mulberry 10, Avon Park 7 Munroe Day 36, Seven Rivers Christian 0 Nease 42, Fernandina Beach 14 New Smyrna Beach 27, University (Orange City) 21 Newsome 38, Gaither 7 Niceville 42, Pace 0 North Marion 21, Ocala Vanguard 20 North Miami 41, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 0 Northside Christian 47, Bishop McLaughlin 0 Ocala Forest 40, West Port 26 Ocala Trinity Catholic 20, Palatka 14 Olympic Heights 21, Spanish River 13 Orange Park 15, Oakleaf 14 Orlando Christian 35, Merritt Island Christian 6 Orlando University 7, Ocoee 0 Oviedo 36, Winter Springs 12 Oxbridge Academy 30, North Broward 0 Palm Beach Lakes 32, Suncoast 14 Palm Harbor University 28, Boca Ciega 12 Park Vista Community 28, Palm Beach Gardens 19 Pasco 50, Fivay 7 Pembroke Pines 28, Doral Academy Charter 21 Pensacola Catholic 33, Pine Forest 3 Pensacola Washington 21, Pass Christian, Miss. 10 Pinellas Park 40, Gibbs 6 Plant City 33, Wharton 0 Plant 28, Robinson 7 Plantation 49, Taravella 21 Plantation American Heritage 28, Delray American Heritage 6 Poinciana 39, Celebration 7 Ponte Vedra 41, R.E. Lee 13 Pope John Paul II 49, Pompano Beach 6 Reagan/Doral 35, Goleman 6 Ribault 32, Andrew Jackson 6 Rickards 42, Leon 14 Ridgeview 42, Middleburg 7 Royal Palm Beach 21, Pahokee 14 Sandalwood 47, Paxon 7 Santa Fe 39, Episcopal 0 Sebastian River 28, Fort Pierce Westwood 14 Sebring 17, Okeechobee 0 Seffner Christian 54, Oviedo Masters Academy 21 Seminole 30, Dunedin 0 Seminole Ridge 45, John I. Leonard 14 Sickles 28, Durant 0 Somerset Academy 49, Palmer Trinity 0 South Dade 16, Miami Carol City 12 South Plantation 20, Western 3 South Sumter 38, Crystal River 0 South Walton 47, North Bay Haven 20 Southwest Florida Christ. 28, Ft Myers Canterbury 7 Southwest Miami 30, Hialeah 19 Springstead 14, Weeki Wachee 0 St. Augustine 30, Menendez 20 St. Edwards 34, Archbishop Carroll 0 St. Lucie Centennial 10, South Fork 9 St. Petersburg Canterbury 14, Zion Christian 6 St. Petersburg Catholic 42, Pine Ridge 0 St. Petersburg 44, Clearwater 7 Strawberry Crest 28, Spoto 14 Sunlake 25, River Ridge 0 Suwannee 19, Hamilton County 6 Tampa Catholic 13, Clearwater Central Catholic 10 Tampa Freedom 17, Middleton 14 Tarpon Springs 21, Seminole Osceola 17 Tate 14, Pensacola 12 Titusville 34, Lake Highland 0 Treasure Coast 49, Barrington Christian Academy 0 Trenton 60, Branford 0 Trinity Christian-Deltona 20, Taylor 0 Trinity Christian-Jacksonville 32, Warner Christian 8 Trinity Prep 27, Father Lopez Catholic 14 Union County 13, West Nassau County 10 University Christian 29, Providence 10 Vero Beach 49, Martin County 6 Viera 21, Satellite 3 Wakulla 28, Navarre 21 Walton 54, Freeport 6 Wekiva 18, Edgewater 15, OT Wellington 22, West Boca Raton Community 19 West Florida 44, Milton 0 West Gadsden 24, Vernon 14 West Orange 40, Orlando Freedom 12 Williston 43, Taylor County 40 Winter Park 33, East River 7 Wiregrass Ranch 25, Hudson 7 Yulee 35, Potters House Christian 0 Zephyrhills 51, Gulf 20 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Barron Collier vs. Charlotte, ccd. Bartow vs. Lake Gibson, ppd. Bishop Kenny vs. Hernando, ccd. Bishop Verot vs. Lemon Bay, ccd. Booker vs. Sarasota Riverview, ccd. Braden River vs. Port Charlotte, ccd. Cambridge Christ vs. Bradenton Christ, ppd. to Sep 7. Cardinal Mooney vs. Admiral Farragut, ccd. Citrus Park Christ vs. St. Stephens Episc, ppd. to Sep 7. Cocoa vs. East Lee County, ccd. DeSoto County vs. Lehigh, ppd. Dixie County vs. Jefferson County, ccd. Dunbar vs. South Fort Myers, ppd. East Bay vs. Riverview, ppd. to Sep 7. Estero vs. Cape Coral, ppd. Eustis vs. Leesburg, ppd. to Sep 7. Evangelical Christian vs. LaBelle, ppd. to Sep 9. Flagler Palm Coast vs. Seabreeze, ccd. Fort Myers vs. North Fort Myers, ppd. Gateway Charter vs. Cypress Lake, ppd. to Sep 9. Island Coast vs. Riverdale, ppd. Kings Academy vs. Inlet Grove, ppd. to Sep 9. Lake Placid vs. Moore Haven, ppd. to Sep 7. Lyman vs. Evans, ppd. to Sep 9. Marco Island vs. Community School of Naples, ppd. Montverde Acad vs. First Academy-Leesburg, ppd. Naples vs. Golden Gate, ppd. North Port vs. Lely, ccd. Ocala Christ Acad vs. Windermere Prep, ppd. to Sep 9. Ormond Beach Calv Christ vs. Temple Christ, ccd. Palmetto Ridge vs. Mariner, ppd. to Sep 7. Pine Crest vs. St. Andrews, ppd. to Sep 7. Sarasota vs. Bayshore, ppd. to Sep 7. South Lake vs. Lake Minneola, ppd. to Sep 9. St. John Neumann vs. Oasis, ccd. Tavares vs. East Ridge, ppd. to Sep 9. The Villages vs. Brooksville Central, ppd. to Sep 7. Timber Creek vs. Boone, ppd. to Sep 9. Westland Hialeah vs. Gulf Coast, ccd. Friday Night Football Scores rf


Page B4 News-SunSunday, September 8, 2013 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; sept ads; 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 t he Lake Placid Dragons e nded in last with a score of 1 19. At 21:12, the first girl to f inish was Labelles Ana F igueroa. First to cross the finish l ine out of the Lady Blue S treak runners was Ashley C astelli, who completed the 5K at 22:34 in third place. The Lake Placid girls team didnt get a girl in until the 27:30 mark, with Yadira Cortes coming in 19th place. After taking both first and second, LaBelle was deemed victorious with an ending total of 21 points. The Sebring girlstook the second place spot with a score of 46. Third place went to Bartow with 81 points, fourth was Hardee at 104 points, and Lake Placid struggled to catch up with a final score of 120 points. The Dragons will have some time to get healthy and build up their stamina before their next meet on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Clewiston. Continued from B1 d ives. Mikaela Talley came in s econd place in the 100 B utterfly, while the 100 yard F reestyle saw some waves m ade with Kasey Starling d ropping her time to 1:08.21 a nd taking second place with f reshman Jaydee Hannah G rice coming in third place. Hannah Farr dominated t he 500 Freestyle to win and T aylor Brown finished third. Last, but definitely not l east, APHS took control of t he 200 Freestyle Relay taki ng first place with Mikaela T alley, Tammy Hutchins, K asey Starling and Hannah F arr and the Relay of Ashlee C arnahan, Erin Bonini, R oxanne Guerndt and Taylor B rown took second. Swimming for the first t ime 100 Backstroke, freshm an Tammy Hutchins placed f irst with Racheal Gaidos in s econd place only two seco nds behind. Hannah Farr continues to b e awesome in the pool, s wimming the 100 B reaststroke in 1:24.53 and t aking first place. The relay team of Jaydee H annah Grice, Ashlee C arnahan, Tammy Hutchins a nd Racheal Gaidos took s econd in the 400 Free R elay. The boysteam was also a g roup to be reckoned with as t he relay team of Domonic H utchins, Josh Gaidos, Josh W illiams and Koy McGrath i n the 200 yard Medley R elay. McGrath then placed second in the 200 Free, and in the 200 IM Ryan Parchment placed second. Steven New won the 50 Free with McGrath coming in a close third. Divers Domonic Hutchins and Josh Gaidos placed first and second, respectively, and Steven New left a wake by swimming the 100 Free in less than one minute (55.93) and placing first. The 500 Free saw second and third go to Gaidos and Josnel Sotto, while first and second place in the 200 Free also went to APHS. The relays teams of Zack Hutchins, Domonic Hutchins, Josh Williams, and Steven New took a win and second place went to the relay consisting of Ben Stanley, Christopher Garcia, Hunter Collinsworth and Koy McGrath. Hutchins came in second in the 100 Back and freshman Luis Cervera placed third. Josh Williams came in first swimming the 100 Breaststroke, and finishing off the evening was the relay team of Josh Gaidos, Luis Cervera, Weston Thompson and Zack Hutchins swimming the 400 Free and coming in second. The APHS Wet Devil coaches are extremely proud of the accomplishments that each and every swimmer is achieved. The teamsnext meet will be Tuesday, Sept. 8, in Winter Haven at the Rowdy Gaines Complex. On Thursday, Sept. 10, the Devils will have their first home meet. Continued from B1 Courtesy photo Hannah Farr had a strong effort throughout Tuesdays meet, helping the Lady Devils to a second-place finish in Lakeland. Swim season starts strong for AP t hats what weve got to do. I d rather be in a game and l ose close anytime. Abig bright spot was the D evil defense, which somet imes bent, but never broke a nd didnt allow the M ulberry offense to score t hroughout. It was also an opportunist ic bunch that forced a numb er of fumbles to get the ball b ack for the Avon Park o ffense. And the offense showed a l ot more consistency, though i t was a bit of razzle dazzle t hat put them on the board. On the first play of their s econd series of the night, r unning back J.C. Cobb took a pitch from quarterback L auer Lewis and headed around the right side. But rather than turn the corner, Cobb stepped back and launched a spiral downfield to a wide open Caleb Purser who went untouched into the end zone at the 5:02 mark of the first quarter. From there, both defenses held through the rest of the first half to keep the Devils up 7-0 at the break. But it was the Panther defense that turned things around in the third when linebacker Henry Berry stepped in front of a pass and returned it 52-yards for a score to even things up. Then, late in the fourth quarter, with the clock showing just 23 seconds left and Mulberry on the Avon Park 26-yard line, kicker Noe Guillen lined up for a 44yard field goal attempt. The snap came back, the hold was good and the kick split the uprights to send the Panthers home with the win. Im proud of my kids, Jackson said afterward. They battled the whole time. They fought and got after it and thats what weve been preaching. We are trying to change the culture and that is what youve got to do, he continued. They never laid down, they never quit and they fought until the last whistle. Were going to come back on Monday and get after it again. The Devils will be preparing for a road date at Fort Meade. Continued from B1 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Charles Council takes down this Mulberry runner as the Red Devil defense didnt allow the Panthers to cross the goal line all night. AP takes Panthers to the wire Meet gets runners rolling By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe Lady Dragons made a strong statement Thursday night as they began their District 9-4Aschedule with a 3-0 sweep at McKeel Academy. Two nights after the Lady Wildcats had pushed Avon Park to five games before falling, they were looking to at least do a little more pushing to get into the district win column. But Lake Placid would have none of it. Oh there was a little of McKeel keeping it close in the first set, though the Dragons kept out of reach and secured a 25-20 win. The next two sets, though, Lake Placid kept things well out of reach, utilizing the big hitting of Bella Carabello, front-line defense of Breauna Corley and back defense of Mary Grace Bates to roll to a pair of 25-15 wins. We were just very consistent on defense and we didnt miss that many serves, head coach Charlotte Bauder said. We capitalized on their errors and the girls were having a lot of fun on the court.. On the night, Carabello totaled 10 kills, often set up by setter Andrea Barajas 14 assists. Bates had 12 digs in the match, Corley 1.5 blocks and Joanna Sanchez totaled three service aces. McKeel was the first game we played after the Sebring loss, Sanchez said. Sebrings game got into our heads but we took it as a lesson; therefore, we have been working harder during practices and that definitely showed tonight. The Dragons will look to stay undefeated in two district matches this coming week. They play a Tuesday home match against Mulberry and hit the road Thursday to face the Lady Bulldogs of Frostproof. Lady Dragons sweep Wildcats Dan Hoehne/News-Sun fil es Setter Andrea Barajas made the offense move Thursday as the Lady Dragons swept McKeel. By STEVEN WINE Associated Press MIAMI Blake Bortles threw for 219 yards and one touchdown and Central Florida improved to 2-0 for only the second time since 1999 by beating Florida International 38-0 on Friday night. Storm Johnson ran for 89 yards and three scores. Johnson, a University of Miami transfer, scored on runs of 2, 15 and 2 yards. Florida International (0-2) totaled 173 yards, averaged 1.1 yards per rush and was shut out for the first time since 2008. Bortles went 12 for 19 in three quarters of work. He also ran for 22 yards and a touchdown, and didnt commit a turnover. He has thrown 16 touchdown passes since his la st interception Oct. 27, 2012. Rannell Hall made fo ur catches for 127 yards, all in t he first half to help Centr al Florida built a 24-0 lead. The Knights have outscor ed their opponents 76-7, whi le Florida International has be en outscored 81-10. Bortles leads UCF past FIU


By DEE-ANN DURBIN APAuto WriterDETROIT Cars that d rive themselves could be on U .S. roads by the end of this d ecade. But dont take your f oot off the pedal just yet. Automakers, universities a nd others are at various s tages in the development of a utonomous cars. Google is t esting some in California. G eneral Motors recently a nnounced that its Super C ruise system, which uses r adar and cameras to steer a nd stop a car, could be on C adillacs by the end of this d ecade. And Nissan has b oldly promised that it will h ave an autonomous driving s ystem by 2020. This is not a Star Wars t echnology. This is a techn ology thats becoming more a nd more reliable, Nissan C EO Carlos Ghosn said earl ier this year at the Detroit a uto show. But there are still a host of i ssues to work through b efore theres a driverless c ar in every driveway. State l aws requiring a licensed d river at the wheel will have t o change. Insurers will have t o determine whos at fault if a self-driving car crashes. H ighways will need to a ccommodate cars with and w ithout drivers. And auto c ompanies will need to e nsure that carson-board c omputers cant be hacked. In a recent report, consulti ng company Navigant R esearch estimated it will be a t least 2035 before a majori ty of vehicles sold worldw ide will be able to drive t hemselves. Navigant pred icts that technology will c ome in bits and pieces f irst self-parking cars, then s ystems to help drivers navig ate traffic jams, then cars t hat can cruise by thems elves on a highway and w ill take some time to m igrate from luxury cars to m ore mainstream brands. The role of the driver of a vehicle will evolve to be m ore like that of a pilot in a n aircraft, the company s aid in its report. Autonomous cars are m oving from pipe dream to r eality thanks to rapid a dvances in technology. L ane-departure warning syst ems, for example, first appeared a decade ago. They typically used one camera, mounted on the windshield, to warn drivers if they swerved out of a lane. Newer systems are far more complex. Now, multiple cameras and radars can detect pedestrians and avoid them by telling the car to apply the brakes. Some cameras can even read street signs. And some lane-departure systems not only warn the driver with a beep or a buzz but also gently nudge the steering wheel to make sure the car stays in the middle of its lane. The story is similar with adaptive cruise control, which first appeared in the mid-1990s. Back then, it could maintain a safe distance from a car directly in front of it at highway speeds. Now, more advanced adaptive cruise control systems can monitor cars in other lanes, work in slower, stop-and-go traffic and even apply the brakes and halt the car. Satellite-based navigation systems have also become far more accurate in the last decade, which is key to developing self-driving cars. Some systems can already detect traffic jams and suggest alternate routes. Navigant predicts future systems will be able to give turn-by-turn directions to the car instead of the driver. Technology isnt perfect. Amnon Shashua, the cofounder of Mobileye, a Dutch company that writes software for automotive cameras, says there are still some situations in which humans outperform computers. At a four-way stop, for example, a driver can crane his neck, scan for traffic in any direction and quickly determine the speed of any oncoming vehicles. So far, cars cant mimic that, Shashua said. But even as the research and development continues, some autonomous cars are already being tested. Last year, British auto supplier and engineering firm Ricardo successfully led an autonomous vehicle demonstration near Barcelona, Spain. One vehicle led four others three Volvo cars and a truck that drove themselves for more than 120 miles. The cars stayed 20 feet from each other and traveled at 53 miles per hour. Ricardos U.S. President Tom Apostolos says the company believes such platoons will be among the first applications of self-driving technology. Afarmer could drive a lead vehicle and run four self-driving combines behind, for example, or a logging company could run a convoy of trucks in a remote area. I think it will be in a place where you have a safer, more controlled environment, he said. Highway platooning could follow, but that is fraught with questions. Roy Goudy, a senior principal engineer at Nissans North American technical center, said autonomous cars can react much more quickly to potential hazards than cars being driven by people, so it would be difficult to have both on the road at the same time. What are the rules in that environment, and what do we do to enforce those rules? Goudy said. Good question. So far, the rules have yet to be established. Only three states Nevada, Florida and California and the District of Columbia have authorized testing of automated cars on their roads. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 8, 2013 Page B5 church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 0 princesses; 5.542"; 10"; Black; princesses & heroes; 0 0 0 3 1 8 5 9 Technology Self-driving cars could be motoring on US roads by 2020 MCT Google is already testing self-driving cars on the roads in California. By FRANK JORDANS Associated PressBERLIN Nearly 70 years after Dick Tracy began wearing a two-way wrist radio in the funny pages, the technology that once seemed impossibly futuristic will be widely available by Christmas. Samsung on Wednesday introduced a digital watch for the holiday season that will let users check messages with a glance at their wrists and have conversations secret agent-style. So-called smartwatches have been around for several years. But so far, they have failed to attract much consumer interest. That may change with the Samsung Galaxy Gear, which offers the company a chance to pull off the same as feat Apple did with the iPad popularize a type of device that has lingered mostly unnoticed on store shelves. The Gear must be linked wirelessly with a smartphone to perform its full range of functions. It acts as an extension to the phone by discreetly alerting users to incoming messages and calls on its screen, which measures 1.63 inches diagonally. With Gear, youre able to make calls and receive calls without ever taking your phone out of your pocket, Pranav Mistry, a member of Samsungs design team, told reporters at the launch in Berlin ahead of the annual IFA consumer electronics show here. Sony and Qualcomm also introduced smartwatches Wednesday. Apple Inc. is expected to release its own smartwatch, thoug h its not clear yet when. Th e release of separate products from so many manufacturers could stir interes t in smartwatches in genera l. Meanwhile, Google is working on Google Glass a device designed to work like a smartphone and worn like a pair of glasses. With smartphones and tablets now ubiquitous, electronics companies are trying to create a new cat egory of products that put advanced computing technology into everyday objects such as wristwatc hes and glasses. Research firm Gartner projects that wearable smart electronic s will be a $10 billion industry by 2016. But Ramon Llamas, an analyst at research firm IDC, said many things have to go right for smartwatches to succeed. Llamas said the devices need to offer a range of useful applications that justify carrying around and charging another digital device. It cant just be notifica tions of how many incoming messages you have, he said. Health applications seem to be the lowhanging fruit. For starters, the Gear will work with sporting and fitness apps such as RunKeeper, which tracks runs and other workouts. Gartner analyst Carolin a Milanesi believes it ought to do more, such as monitor a users pulse and other health information Samsung unveils new smartwatch that makes calls


By KEITH COLLINS Associated PressPHILADELPHIA If y oure planning to bake a c ake for your childs upcomi ng birthday party, you might w ant to ask yourself one q uestion: What would the C ake Boss do? Because if you think a b asic sheet cake and candles a re all you need, you clearly h avent been paying attent ion. Extreme caking has c ome to the home cook, f ueled partly by TVshows s howcasing crazy confect ions, and partly by boastful a mateur bakers eager to strut t heir sugary stuff on social m edia. Shows like Ace of C akes, Cake Boss and v arious spinoffs tempt viewe rs with stunning visions of c reations closer to art than d essert. They build c ityscapes, sea monsters and d ragons all sculpted like s tatues in three dimensions. A mateurs follow suit, posti ng photos of their creations t o Twitter and Reddit, and t he more elaborate the cakes a re, the more popular they b ecome. This helps explain why o nce esoteric pro-grade tools a nd ingredients for creating e laborately embellished c akes not to mention c lasses on how to use all t hose toys are big sellers t oday. In Philadelphias Italian M arket, kitchen supply store F antes has been teaching c ake decorating to amateurs f or at least 30 years. The s upplies they sell and classes t hey offer are constant indic ators of cake trends. During t he early s it was marzip an and fancy flowers; today i ts 3-D and fondant, an i cing that can be sculpted. There was a huge shift as s oon as the TVshows came o ut, says Nina Rose Pelc, a n instructor at Fantes. Ive seen some three-tiered, f ive-tiered cakes that could be wedding cakes for 3-year-oldsbirthday parties. According to Lynn Sorensen, co-owner of Kitchen Krafts a website that sells baking tools and materials the number of vendors selling specialty tools and ingredients for building these cakes has increased as demand for them has risen. She says the cakes people want to build can change by the week, depending on popular movies or events. When the royal baby was born, for example, Sorensen said people wanted decorative crowns. The Cake Boss himself, Buddy Valastro, said in a phone interview that hes happy to have raised the cake-decorating bar. Im a proponent of people making those kinds of cakes, trying to make the cakes that I make, Valastro says. At the end of the day, the reason I became a baker is that when you finish a cake and you step away, theres a feeling inside. Youre like, Wow!And I want to give that feeling to other people. When Joshua Orvis, a research scientist from Tulsa, Okla., started getting into extreme caking along with his wife, it was for their sons third birthday. He said, I want an Angry Birds cakeand we thought, Well, how do we do that?Orvis says. He searched Google Images for Angry Birds cakes, unsure of what would turn up. Hundreds of colorful cakes tiled his screen depicting the games scenes and characters in varying levels of complexity. Then we found out you can get fondant and just make whatever you want to make, Orvis says. Like a kid with Play-Doh, we just sculpted shapes out of it. The Angry Birds cake was a success. The Orvises have since sculpted a variety of special cakes for their four young children: one of Pingu, the clay-mation Swiss-British penguin, one of a Star Wars scene, and two of cars. The most recent cake was a Pagani Zonda R race car for which Orvis used traditional cake, Rice Krispies Treats, and fondant for the body paneling. The Orvises find the cakemaking process rewarding, not just for the joy it brings their children, but also for the creative outlet. Both of our jobs are not very artistic, but we both think that were relatively artistic people, Orvis says. Its a fun thing to do together. Unfortunately, not every foray into elaborate cake making goes so well. Katie Lewis, a 32-year-old web designer from Washington, D.C., has given it up entirely. When a friend asked her to make a cake for his wedding, Lewis had a few elaborate cakes under her belt. There was a gory fondant chest cavity with a red velvet heart for one Halloween, and a tasty alien head for another. But now shed entered the big leagues: a three-tiered, three-dimensional, Mario Brothersthemed wedding cake. Lewis started preparing the cake the night before the wedding, and it wasnt working out. As the hours went by she realized that shed taken on something too big She didnt have the right tools or the right training. At one point I was lying on the floor just covered in confectioners sugar, she said. By morning, Lewis managed to put together something that kind of appeared to be some sort of cake, but has never looked back. She doesnt watch shows like Cake Boss anymore. Its not possible and it makes you cry, she says. There is, however, a middle ground between baking a work of art and producing a boring, traditional cake. Some amateurs simply use a layer of fondant to cover a traditional round cake and get creative from there. Page B6 News-SunSunday, September 8, 2013 lindsey's wish; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, lyndsey's wish; 0 0 0 3 1 9 7 4 biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 3 1 9 7 5 Food Extreme caking Inspired by media, amateurs trying their hand at specialty sweets MCTphotos A simple flat cake with candles wont do for many these days. Themed cakes, like this treasure chest, or specialty designs like Seven Layer Soda Pop Rocks cake are becoming more popular.


Special to the News-SunAVON PARK W ashington Monthly magaz ine recently ranked South F lorida State College (SFSC) 5 0th among 700 community c olleges in the United States. F our other Florida College S ystem (FCS) institutions m ade the list: North Florida C ommunity College, ranked N o. 2; Chipola College, r anked No. 14; Miami Dade C ollege, ranked No. 28; and V alencia College, ranked No. 3 6. It is an honor to be cons idered among these top 50 c olleges in the country, said D r. Thomas C. Leitzel, presid ent, SFSC. It reflects our commitm ent to the college mission a nd to our service district of H ighlands, Hardee, and D eSoto counties. Because of o ur dedicated and caring e mployees, our students get t he education and support t hey need to become succ essful in the workforce or in pursuit of further education. Using data from the Community College Survey of Student Engagement and U.S. Department of Education, Washington Monthly rates community colleges in a number of areas, including collaborative learning, student effort, academic rigor, student-faculty interaction, and support for learning. Retention, graduation and completion rates are also factored in to the rankings. Data is collected from 700 community colleges, which is more than two-thirds of all community colleges in the United States. According to Washington Monthlys editor, We designed the Washington Monthly college rankings to embody the American higher education compact at the institutional level. Instead of lauding colleges for closing their doors to all but an elite few, we give high marks to institutions that enroll lowincome students, help them graduate, and don't charge them an arm and a leg to attend. These rankings are especially important because they highlight the systems mission of providing access to low-cost, high-quality education and job training, said FCS Chancellor Randy Hanna. I am extremely proud of all of our colleges for helping prepare Floridians for high-skill, high-wage jobs. SFSC is one of 28 colleges in the Florida College System (FCS) and serves DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands counties. Considered one of the most comprehensive colleges in Florida, SFSC awards a Bachelor in Applied Science in Supervision and Management degree, associate in arts degrees, associate in science degrees, associate in applied science degrees, applied technology diplomas, college credit certificates, and occupational certificates. The college also offers adult education, corporate education, and community education programs. View the rankings at m/college_guide/rankings_2013/community_rank. php By PHILIPELLIOTT Associated PressWASHINGTON Alater s tart to the school day could h elp teenagers get the most f rom their classroom time a nd local districts should c onsider delaying the first b ell, Education Secretary A rne Duncan said W ednesday. School districts would still b e free to set their own start t imes, Duncan insisted in a b roadcast interview, but he p ointed to research that b acks up his comments that r ested students are ready stud ents. Duncan said he would n ot be telling local school l eaders when their first bells s hould ring and said it was u p to local leaders to make t he decisions on their own. Theres lots of research a nd common sense that lots o f teens struggle to get up ... t o get on the bus, said D uncan, the former chief of C hicago Public Schools. The main reason? Teen brains have a differe nt biology, said Kyla W ahlstrom, director at the U niversity of Minnesotas C enter for Applied Research a nd Education Improvement. For the last 17 years, W ahlstrom has studied t eenagerssleep cycles, b rains and learning. She has c oncluded that schools that w ant ready students must h ave students arrive rested. A bsenteeism, tardiness, d epression, obesity, drop-out r ates and even auto accidents a ll decline when students h ead to school after a good n ight of sleep. Schools are starting to t ake notice. Take, for instance, V irginias Fairfax County P ublic Schools. Most medical professiona ls recommend between 8.5 a nd 9.5 hours of sleep for s tudents. The Fairfax district s urveyed students in grades 8 10 and 12 and found twothirds of them were sleeping seven hours or less each school night. Among high school seniors, 84 percent routinely slept less than seven hours each night during the 2011 survey. That prompted the school district, the 11th largest in the country, to partner with the Childrens National Medical Centers Division of Sleep Medicine to study students nighttime habits this year and to consider pushing its start time to 8 a.m. or later in coming years. Teens have a different body clock, said Terra Ziporyn Snider, the cofounder of Start School Later, a grassroots advocacy group that has pushed schools for delayed bells. You dont run schools at a time when kids arent ready to learn. There isnt an easy fix. Bus schedules have been a driving factor in recent decades for when schools start their days, as are afterschool jobs for teenagers, extracurricular activities and interscholastic sports. The challenge of transporting students to these activities as well as classes often is cited as a reason high school days begin at dawn and end mid-afternoon. So often, we design school systems that work for adults and not for kids, Duncan told NPRs The Diane Rehm Show. Research backs up Duncans worries about student sleep patterns and academic achievement. Children who sleep poorly are doing more poorly on academic performance, said Joseph Buckhalt, a distinguished professor at Auburn Universitys College of Education. He has been tracking sleeping patterns of 250 children as well as their IQ tests, performance on standardized tests, their grades and behavior. His findings suggest sleep is just as important to student achievement as diet and exercise. All the data that weve seen on sleep shows that children, especially teenagers, are sleeping less, he said. If you dont sleep well, you dont think very well. Part of the lack of sleep is biological as teenagers go through puberty, Buckhalt said. But afterschool programs such as sports or clubs, as well as increased pressure for students to perform well academically, keep them up later than is prudent. Add in caffeine, non-step social interactions through text messages and Facebook and sometimes less-than-ideal home environments, and students have steep challenges. For students from less affluent families, the effects can be compounded, Buckhalt found. Fifty years ago we learned that hungry kids dont do well in school. Now we know that sleepy children dont do well in school, Buckhalt said. Now we have to do something about it. That doesnt mean all schools are rushing to delay the first period for high school students. If any issue cries for local decision making, this is one, said Patte Barth, director for the Center for Publi c Education at the National School Boards Association. The professional organiz ation has not taken a position on the ideal time to start schools, but Barth said Duncan is correct. Teenagers are much more alert later in the day rather than earlier, she said. In schools where the day starts later, there have been immediate gains, she said. Some districts have mad e these adjustments to the school day and they have found among their teenagers that attendance is better, ki ds arent falling asleep, she said. But it comes at a cost for other students, both in terms of dollars and opportunities because schools are operating with limited resources. If youre starting the high school kids later, you re starting elementary kids ear lier. No one wants those kids out on the streets when its dark, she said. If theyre contemplating this switch, they need to look at the costs. But some districts have made it work with few disruptions. Its not about costs. Its about fear of change and failure of imagination, Snider said. Wahlstrom, the former school principal-turnedresearcher, said President Barack Obama is living thi s every day with his daughters, ages 12 and 15. If they are getting out of bed before 8 a.m., the biolo gy says they are not ready, she said. 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Page B8 News-SunSunday, September 8, 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, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of music. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 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. To watch services online, go to the website at 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, pianist; and John Thomas, organist. 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 S potifyMost streamed tracks 1. Katy Perry, Roar (Capitol) 2. Avicii, Wake Me Up (Universal) 3. Lorde, Royals (Republic Records) 4. Jay Z, Holy Grail (Roc Nation) 5. Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines (Star Trak LLC/Interscope) 6. Lady Gaga, Applause (Interscope) 7. Miley Cyrus, We Cant Stop (RCA Records) 8. Drake, Hold On, Were Going Home (Cash Money Records) 9. Imagine Dragons, Radioactive (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records) 10. Capital Cities, Safe and Sound (Capitol) Most viral tracks 1. Eminem, Berzerk (Aftermath Records) 2. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 8, 2013 Page B9 E P I S C O P A L S t A g n e s E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church office 385-7649, for more information. S t F r a n c i s o f A s s i s i A n g l i c a n E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Worship: Sunday, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Bible study at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Communion with Healing. Call the thrift store for hours open 699-0221.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. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednesday night worship with Pastor Tiger Gullett and CrossTalk with Pastor Bill Breylinger at 6 p.m. 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 T he Lists z TelevisionNielson Ratings Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 26-Sept. 1. Listings include the weeks ranking and viewership. 1. Under the Dome, CBS, 11.12 million. 2. Americas Got Talent (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), NBC, 9.85 million. 3. Americas Got Talent (Tuesday), NBC, 8.7 million. 4. NCIS, CBS, 8.47 million. 5. Minutes, CBS, 8.36 million. 6. College Football: Georgia vs. Clemson, ABC, 8.14 million. 7. Unforgettable, CBS, 6.94 million. 8. Big Brother 15 (Wednesday), CBS, 6.36 million. 9. Master Chef (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), Fox, 6.33 million. 10. Duck Dynasty, A&E, 6.3 million. 11. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 6.21 million. 12. Big Brother 15 (Sunday), CBS, 6 million. 13. Americas Got Talent (Wednesday, 8 p.m.), NBC, 5.96 million. 14. American Ninja Warrior, NBC, 5.81 million. 15. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS, 5.74 million. 16. Mike & Molly, CBS, 5.67 million. Best-SellersWall Street Journal FICTION 1. The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore (HarperCollins) 2. The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) 3. How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny (Minotaur) 4. Mistress by James Patterson, David Ellis (Little, Brown) 5. Inferno by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books) 7. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Alfred A. Knopf) 8. And the Mountain Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead) 9. The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett by Tom Angleberger (Amulet Books) 10. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) NONFICTION 1. The Liberty Amendments by Mark Levin (Threshold Editions) 2. One Direction by One Direction (HarperCollins) 3. Jesus Calling: Enjoy Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson) 4. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (Gallup Press) 5. Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander by Phil Robertson and Mark Schlabach (Howard) 6. Zealot by Reza Aslan (Random House) 7. This Town by Mark Leibovich (Blue Rider Press) 8. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf) 9. The Duck Commander Family by Willie Robertson (Howard Books) 10. Exposed by Jane VelezMitchell (William Morrow) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. The Liberty Amendments by Mark Levin (Threshold Editions) 2. One Direction by One Direction (HarperCollins) 3. Jesus Calling: Enjoy Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers) 4. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (Gallup Press) 5. Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander by Phil Robertson and Mark Schlabach (Howard) 6. Zealot by Reza Aslan (Random House) 7. This Town by Mark Leibovich (Blue Rider Press) 8. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf) 9. The Duck Commander Family by Willie Robertson (Howard Books) 10. Exposed by Jane VelezMitchell (William Morrow) NONFICTION E-BOOKS 1. E-Squared by Pam Grout (Hay House) 2. A Peoples History of the United States by Howard Zinn 3. A Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 4. Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman (Random House) 5. The Liberty Amendments by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions) 6. You Belong to Me and Other True Cases by Ann Rule 7. Happy, Happy, Happy by Phil Robertson (Howard Books) 8. Freakonomics Rev. Ed. by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner 9. The Divine Secrets of the Whoopie Pie Sisters by Sarah Price, Whoopie Pie Pam Jarrell (Helping Hands Press) 10. Harvest Kitchen Cookbook by Gooseberry Patch (Gooseberry Patch LLC)


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Hartfords mayor said T hursday comedian Dave C happelle should quit w hining about being heckl ed. Chappelle walked off a s tage last week after being h eckled in the state capital. A udio posted on s hows Chappelle praised an a udience in Chicago on T uesday for being so much b etter than Hartford. I dont want anything bad t o happen to the United S tates, Chappelle said. But i f North Korea ever drops a n uclear bomb on this count ry, I swear to God I hope it l ands in Hartford, C onnecticut. Chappelle was the headl iner Aug. 29 in Hartford at t he Funny or Die Presents T he Oddball Comedy & C uriosity Festival. Fans said Chappelle came o ut and told a few jokes but s topped because of the heckl ing. Video posted online s hows Chappelle over the n ext 25 or so minutes sitting o n a stool on stage respondi ng to the hecklers, joking about the situation. On Tuesday, Chappelle told the fans in Chicago, to cheers and laughter, he would never again stop in Hartford, not even for gas. Mayor Pedro Segarra called Chappelles remarks immature and inappropriate. Dave Chappelle should stick to his job, give the fans what they paid for and not disparage the good people of Hartford, Segarra said in a statement. He also sent a Tweet saying Chappelle should quit whining, do his job and try some yoga. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Englebert Humperdinck, a living legend in pop music for more than 40 years, is performing at the South Florida State College (SFSC) Theatre for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 as part of its 2013-14 Artist Series. The SFSC Box Office is now offering tickets for the first two rows, premium individual tickets (PIT), for a limited time to those who want an up close and personal experience. PITseats include an invitation to a special pre-show reception. They are only available by calling the SFSC Box Office at 863-784-7178. Individual tickets for the Humperdinck performance are $42, $53, and $63. They will be on sale online Oct. 14 and through the Box Office beginning Oct. 21. This will be a return performance for Humperdinck, who headlined the 2001 Artist Series. Humperdinck quickly rose to superstar status in the mid-s with hits Release Me and Am I That Easy to Forget?. His later hits, There Goes My Everything and The Last Waltz, cemented Humperdinck as a pop music fixture. He recorded a number of successful albums through the s, including Release Me, The Last Waltz, AMan Without Love, and Engelbert Humperdinck. The s saw the release of hits We Made It Happen, Sweetheart, Another Time, Another Place, Too Beautiful To Last, and the smash hit After the Lovin. At 77 years of age, Humperdinck has 63 gold records, 24 platinum records, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hes currently finishing up an album of duets with the likes of Sir Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Neil Sedaka, Willie Nelson, and Gene Simmons. Season tickets are now available by calling the box office or by printing and sending in the form found on the SFSC Performing Arts website, The Box Office is currently closed for the summer; however, all phone messages will be returned. As of Oct. 21, Box Office hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call the Box Office at 784-7178, or visit for more information on all performances presented by SFSC. Page B10 News-SunSunday, September 8, 2013 HIGHLANDS LITTLE THEATRE PP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 8/28-9/13; 0 0 0 3 1 9 1 7 Courtesy photo Englebert Humperdinck is performing at the South Florida State College Theatre for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Premium seats available for Jan. 22 SFSC Engelbert Humperdinck performance Arts & Entertainment Special to the News-SunLAKELAND Polk M useum of Art will host an e xhibition of photography b y Lakeland artist Tom M ack. The exhibition, t itled Have Lens Will T ravel: Photographs by T om Mack, will open S ept. 14 and run through N ov. 23. Mack is constantly on t he go and never leaves his c amera behind. But he is m uch more than a travel p hotographer: His photog raphs are like accompanyi ng illustrations to his lifes s tory. Mack is passionate a bout his work and thus is h ighly prolific as a photogr apher; clicking the shutter o n his camera is as autom atic as breathing. His p roductivity does not allow h im to adhere to one photog raphic style or subject. After culling through lite rally thousands of photos, a few were chosen for this e xhibition to represent M acks adventures both g eographically and photog raphically. Mack will be available to d iscuss his work at Coffee w ith Tom Mack, an inform al event beginning at 10 a .m. Saturday, Sept.14, upstairs at the Museum. The public is invited. Admission to the Museum and the event are free. For more information, please call 863.688.7743, or visit www.PolkMuseumofArt.or g/exhibitions/. Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland is a private, notfor-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Central Florida. The Museum is one of the Top 10 art museums in the State of Florida, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the only art museum accredited by the American Association of Museums serving the 561,000 residents of Polk County. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays and closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is free for Museum members. General admission is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors (62 and older). Children and students with student IDs are admitted for free. Special exhibition fees may apply. Admission is free to all on Saturday. Polk Museum of Art to feature Lakeland artist Tom Mack Courtesy photo Iona Sheep Portal by Tom Mack. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK For an enriching educational experience, become a docent for South Florida State Colleges (SFSC) Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC). SFSC MOFAC will hold a docent meeting and luncheon for new and returning MOFAC docents from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at SFSCs MOFAC, Highlands Campus. SFSC MOFAC docen ts greet visitors and provid e an entertaining and educational aspect to the viewing experience. Docents also have the opportunity to attend training workshops, learn about exhibits, and visit other regional art museums. They volunteer one hour or more a week du ring regular museum hours. Museum docents and volunteers are vital to MOFAC, said Mollie Doctrow, curator, MOFAC. We offer docent trai ning and other learning and social opportunities. We have a great time working together to present art and history exhibits to the community. For more information, contact Mollie Doctrow curator, SFSC MOFAC, at 784-7240 or by e-mail at doctrowm@southflor MOFAC hosting docent luncheon 77-year-old legend has 63 gold, 24 platinum records Mayor tells heckled Chappelle: Quit whining CROSSWORDSOLUTION


DearAbby: My husband is 99 percent bed-bound with primary progressive MS. My oldest son is bipolar (hes off his meds and doing great), and my youngest son has Aspergers. I know ... wow. My husband refuses to even try to understand the boys. When they have behavior problems, he tells them if he could, he would backhand them. Great parenting, huh? But at the same time, the boys and I are expected to have our lives revolve around his disability and stop everything when he needs help. His MS is always top priority. I hate watching him go through his disease, but does that give him a free pass to bully our boys? I realize the boys (especially the younger one) have issues that are difficult to deal with, and Im not giving them a free pass, either, but I feel like Im stuck between a rock and a hard place. If I support my sons, Im a bad wife. If I support my husband, Im a bad mom. And not to sound selfish who supports ME? Im not really expecting any answers, but needed to vent, for lack of better terminology. I do have a support system of extended family and friends, but sometimes the lack of support inside the house makes me crazy. Any words of wisdom, Abby? Stretched Thin in Colorado DearStretched Thin: You have a right to vent. Youre carrying an enormous load on your shoulders right now. I wish you wouldnt label yourself as a bad ANYTHING because you are just a mortal woman who is trying to cope. Your husband is understandably bitter and frustrated and sometimes takes it out on those closest to him you and the boys. His MS IS top priority because hes incapacitated and it HAS to be. Your boys need to understand the importance of not stressing out their father. Im glad your older son is doing well off medication, IF thats OK with his doctor. But its my understanding that people with a chemical imbalance need to stay on their meds to maintain their equilibrium. As to your younger son, people with Aspergers may have problems with their social interactions, but they can be taught rules of acceptable behavior. Perhaps its time to work a little harder on that. As to your own needs, believe me, I sympathize. If you need to vent, its important for your sanity that you be able to do so. Its wonderful that you have extended family and friends to support you, but if at all possible, find someone who can offer a respite from your caregiving responsibilities every few weeks. DearAbby: My sister and I have settled my mothers estate except for one item: Moms cookbooks. In particular, one book that Mom used regularly and in which she modified recipes. My mother was a phenomenal cook, and this book is a real bone of contention for us all. What should I do? Lost For Words DearLost ForWords: One person can volunteer to be the family cookslibrarian and if anyone wants to prepare a modified recipe, the librarian could scan it or photocopy it and send it. O r, all of the modified recipes could be photocopied at on ce and distributed to family members who would like to have them. The task shouldnt be onerous because I doubt your mother modified every recipe in the book. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 8, 2013 Page B11 Diversions/Puzzles W HATWASINISNOWOUTBy MARTI DUGUAY-CARPENTER ACROSS 1 Brinker on skates 5 Public display 10 High mountain 13 Popular small plane 19 "Yeah, right" 20 Absorb the hit, financially 21 Gamboling spot 22 Tizzy 23 Patiently do tough tile work? 26 One thing editors look for 27 Woodcutters' tools 28 Latte option 30 One before dix 31 "Would __ to you?" 32 Lofty capital 34 France's westernmost city 36 Like most plumbing 39 1984 Vardon Trophy winner Calvin 40 Where streets meet 43 Corker 44 Displeasure over a split? 46 Jacques ou Pierre 47 Player in 24 All-Star games 48 Spanish folk hero 49 Significant times 50 Stats often in APBs 51 Copywriters' awards 52 __ Tin Tin 54 "Yummy!" 56 Traveler's stop 60 Cookout site 62 Flat figure 64 Rice-__ 65 Big toe, often? 68 "I don't give __!" 69 Good things 71 Spread generously 72 Puzzle solver's smudges 74 Blasts from the past 76 7, on old phones 77 Not slouching 78 MIT part: Abbr. 79 Rake 81 WWII marine attacker 82 Disney chairman during the Lucasfilm acquisition 86 Prefix with meter 87 Fight over a washing machine? 90 Memory Muse 91 Cave 93 Pulls in 94 Oranges and lemons 95 Thick 96 1 for H and 2 for He, e.g. 97 Since, in a nostalgic song 98 Prefix with Japanese 99 Request to pull over, maybe 101 Gather around 105 New Orleans cuisine 107 Campaign oratory? 110 "The Naked Ape" author Desmond 111 Syst. for talking without speaking 112 More than like 113 "This can't be happening!" 114 Approval 115 __ Moines 116 Daydreaming, with "out" 117 Many a student's need DOWN 1 Weather forecast number 2 Magical opening 3 Light gas 4 Hitting the books 5 Oceanfront invigorator 6 "Pretty please?" 7 Boarding hr. determinants 8 Point of writing? 9 Bastille Day saison 10 1953 A.L. MVP 11 Nikon competitor 12 Garden feature 13 Largest OH airport 14 Fervent 15 Type-A concern 16 Belligerent headliner? 17 Spongy toy brand 18 MGM motto word 24 Letter-shaped track 25 Italian who pulled a lot of strings 29 Out of the country 32 Partner of Martin 33 Didn't come unglued 35 Snore, maybe 36 Developer of the onenamed "Jeopardy!" contestant Watson 37 Poetry Out Loud contest co-creator: Abbr. 38 86,400 seconds 39 Pennsylvania's resort area, with "the" 40 EMT's training 41 "Let's talk outside" 42 Baseball VIPs 44 Flashy accessories 45 Surprises in bottles 48 Manning of the NFL 50 Vishnu worshiper 51 Tears up 52 Indian nobles 53 Use __ lose ... 55 Bare minimum 56 Rand McNally offering 57 Magic home 58 What Army recruiters do? 59 Beginning 60 Feather: Pref. 61 Heavy 63 IV monitors 66 Called a strike, say 67 Reward for sitting, maybe 70 Subway hangers 73 Play part 75 They're often pickled 77 Black colors, in poetry 78 Winter Games gp. 80 A, in Arles 81 Spain's longest river 82 190-member enforcement group 83 Home of BMW 84 Dingo prey 85 Hi-__ monitor 87 Shaving cream additive 88 Passes along, as a good joke 89 One-named New Ager 90 Skimpy skirts 92 Whom the angels name in "The Raven" 94 Competed in the Tour de France 96 Came up 97 Bag 98 Signs of fullness, briefly 100 Popular tablet 101 MBA subject 102 Pacific salmon 103 Roman moon deity 104 Prince William's alma mater 105 Nashville awards gp. 106 Winter setting at Mt. Snow 108 Whirling toon 109 Response on the stand Solution on page B10 When an authors characters become real to you, youre hooked.Ive been so engrossed in the lives of created story people (who often mimic real people placed into a fictional world the author lives with 24/7), I almost find myself praying for them! Silly?Maybe so, maybe not. When my hearts touched, I praySo, perhaps its just the natural outflow of who I am.Yet, thankfully, I catch myselfand, perhaps, thats a nudging to pray for the author instead. Every author longs for the characters in their books, whether fiction or non-fiction, to rise up and walk out of the pages right into the hearts of readers. hen the impact for responsive action is greatly increased. Recently, I was viewing a video about the Bible.The visual background interwoven with pages from Scripture was awe-inspiring. However, something happened that gave me chills while warming me inside at the same time. On the screen was a large open Bible. Suddenly yet not in an abrupt way a figure began to emerge.Almost like a veiled image coming into real focus, Jesus walked out of the Bible pages toward me and all those viewing.But, it was his approach to me that warmed my hear t and sent chills down my spine. I have always been taught that the scarlet thread in the Bible which runs from Genesis to Revelation is Jesus Christ.I have known and practiced seeing him and listening for his voice. But, it is so easy to fall into habits, however good in which we read words without engaging our hearts. When I saw Jesus walk out of the pages on the screen in front of me, it stimulated an awakening in my spirit. This is what reading Scripture is all about, the Holy Spirit whispered. Dont forget to look for Jesus every time you open the Word. The words on the pages of the Bible are living words.They cut straight to the heart so that we will respond.How often have I read a familiar passage an d discovered a new meaning.That is life responding to life. Jesus Christ, God the Son, spoke the world into being.He is the living Word as we read in John 1:1, NKJV, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and Word was God. So let him walk out of the pages of the Bible into your heart and be filled with the warmth of his presence.Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Walking out of the pages Pause And Consider Jan Merop Metro News ServiceAries (March 21-April 2 0) Aries, you may not l ike scheduling too many t hings in advance, but somet imes it pays to plan and let o thers know your schedule s o their minds are at ease. Taurus (April 21-May 2 1) You may experience a f inancial windfall this week, T aurus. It may be a good t ime to ask for a raise or to p lay the lottery. Luck is on y our side in the coming d ays. Gemini (May 22-June 2 1) Gemini, expand your h orizons and your path to s uccess will be illuminated. C reativity will bring new o pportunities and people i nto your life this week. Cancer(June 22-July 2 2) Share your optimism a nd enthusiasm with others, C ancer. You may prove u nable to contain your happ iness, so dont be surprised i f those around you pick up t hat vibe. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) L eo, expect your social life t o take off this week. Things p ick up with your friends, a nd romance might be right a round the corner. Enjoy the r ide. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, you might think y ou can do no wrong at w ork, but scale back on r isky decisions. Right now y ou have achieved financial s tability, and you dont want t o risk that. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, your heart is set on a lofty goal, but you recogn ize all the hard work nece ssary to make that goal a r eality. Give it your best s hot, and you will be glad y ou did. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, you may convince yourself that now is not the time to spend money on something that will make you feel good, but there is no reason to let fear get in the way of happiness. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Afriend or partner could open up a window of opportunity for you, Sagittarius. Make the most of this opportunity, and success will soon follow. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Dont be too hard on yourself if you dont get much done this week, Capricorn. There are many enticing distractions, and you can afford to devote some time to trivial pursuits. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, this week may allow you to have your cake and eat it, too. Friends may be envious of your luck, so be sure to share some of your good fortune with those around you. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, devote ample time to your personal life this week. Afew things need sorting out, so dont hesitate to put other matters on the back burner. Famous birthdaysSept. 8, P!nk, Singer (34); Sept. 9, Hunter Hayes, Singer (22); Sept. 10, Colin Firth, Actor (53); Sept. 11, Tommy Shaw, Musician (60); Sept. 12, Jason Statham, Actor (46); Sept. 13, Ben Savage, Actor (33); Sept. 14. Andrew Lincoln, Actor (40). Luck is on your side, Taurus Mom is caregiver and referee between husband and sons Horoscope Dear Abby


INDIVIDUAL MANDATEBeginning in 2014, the A ffordable Care Act requires m ost individuals and their d ependents to have health i nsurance or pay a penalty. A lthough a key factor in reduci ng the number of uninsured A mericans, the mandate is the m ost unpopular part of the law. B ut its necessary to make the l aws insurance market reforms w ork properly. The ACAbars i nsurers in the individual and s mall-group markets from d enying coverage to people w ith pre-existing health probl ems, charging higher premiu ms based on their health and p lacing annual and lifetime l imits on covered benefits. Without the individual mand ate, these new consumer prot ections would cause sharper p remium hikes because they w ould encourage older, sicker p eople to get coverage, while h ealthy people would wait until t hey get sick to buy insurance. T he mandate is designed to disc ourage this behavior and prom ote a mix of healthy and lessh ealthy people to enroll for c overage. That diversity of new e nrollees is designed to help k eep premium costs in check.MEDICAID EXPANSIONHoping to reduce the ranks o f nearly 49 million uninsured A mericans, the Affordable Care A ct allows states to expand the n umber of people eligible for M edicaid, the state/federal h ealth insurance program for t he poor and disabled. This soc alled Medicaid Expansion w ill extend coverage in 2014 to a n estimated 8 million n onelderly adults who earn up t o 138 percent of the federal p overty level. Thats about $ 15,900 for an individual in 2 013 or nearly $32,500 for a f amily of four. The federal gove rnment has pledged to pay all m edical costs for the newly elig ible Medicaid enrollees in 2 014, 2015 and 2016 and no l ess than 90 percent of their c osts thereafter. The June 2012 S upreme Court decision allows s tates to decide whether to part icipate in the Medicaid expans ion. As of July 1, 23 states and t he District of Columbia are m oving forward with expans ion, 21 states are not and six o thers are still debating the i ssue, according to the nonpart isan Kaiser Family F oundation, which studies h ealth care issues.INSURANCE MARKETPLACESAs part of broad changes to the way health insurance is bought and sold, the Affordable Care Act creates new online health insurance marketplaces where individual and smallgroup coverage can be purchased from qualified health plans. Each state will have a marketplace that will launch in October with open enrollment for coverage in 2014. An estimated 7 million people will purchase insurance on the marketplaces between October and March 2014, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The marketplaces will either be federally operated, state-run or administered jointly. Marketplace plans will be divided into four categories based on the portion of medical expenses they cover: Bronze plans cover 60 percent; silver plans cover 70 percent; gold plans cover 80 percent and platinum plans cover 90 percent. Plan members pay the remaining portion. The marketplaces will also offer catastrophic coverage for people under age 30 and those age 30 and over with low incomes who cant get affordable insurance or who have a hardship exemption from the individual mandate. Catastrophic plans protect against high medical costs from accidents or a major illness. Small employers and their workers will also be able to purchase coverage through the marketplaces, using the Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP. Some small employers with less than 25 workers will be eligible for a tax credit worth up to 50 percent of their premium contribution. In states with federally-operated marketplaces, employers can only offer worker coverage through one SHOPplan in 2014, but multiple plans in 2015 and thereafter.TAX CREDITSNearly 26 million lowand moderate-income people will be eligible for tax credits to help pay for coverage on the new marketplaces, according to Families USA, a nonpartisan patient advocacy group. The tax credits are structured to protect people from spending more than a set portion of their income on coverage. The amount of the tax credit depends on the applicants income and the cost of cover age. The tax credits could range from a few hundred dollars to more than $10,000. Low-income people will get larger tax credits than those with higher incomes. The amount of the tax credit is revealed after submitting an online application through th e marketplace. The money is sent directly to the applicant s insurance company to be applied to the premiums. Individuals and families who earn between 100 percent to 400 percent of the federal poverty level will be eligible for the tax credits. In 2013, that would be individuals wh o earn roughly $11,500 to $46,000 annually, or four-per son families earning roughly between about $23,550 and $94,200 annually. The amount of the tax cre dit is based on the price of the benchmark plan, which is the second-lowest cost silve r plan in your area.INSURANCE MARKET CHANGESThe health care law engineers a complete makeover of individual and small group co verage next year through a seri es of changes designed to make newly issued policies more generous, accessible, affordab le and transparent. The individual, or nongroup, market has long been problematic for consumers. It s known for high customer dissatisfaction and turnover, high coverage denial rates, lean benefits and premiums subject to frequent increases. The new rules guarantee access to individual and small group coverage regardless of current or past health problem s. They also require each plan to cover at least 60 percent of medical costs, and limit annual out-of-pocket costs, like copayments and deductibles. The new consumer protections also limit the amount that older plan members may be charged; outlaw annual benefit-spending limits; and no longer allow insurers to vary rates based on gender, occupation or medical claims history. The law requires all indivi dual and small-group health plans in 2014 to cover a list o f essential health benefits, including substance abuse services, pediatric dental and vision care, mental health treatment and others often excluded from current policies. Just 15.4 million people purchase individual coverage, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. But that number i s expected to increase substantia lly next year, when premium tax credits become available to he lp people buy individual coverag e through the new online insurance marketplaces in October. About 24.5 million people hav e small-group coverage through companies with 50 or fewer employees. Page B12 News-SunSunday, September 8, 2013 Living Wash. Ore. Calif. Idaho Nev. Utah Mont. Wyo. Ariz. N.M. Texas Colo. Alaska Hawaii Okla. Kan. Neb. N.D. S.D. Minn. Iowa Mo. Ark. La. Miss. Mich. Wis. Ill. Ind. Ohio Ky. Tenn. Ala. Ga. Fla. S.C. N.C. Maine Vt. N.H. Mass. Conn. R.I. N.Y. Pa. N.J. Del. Md. D.C. Va. W. Va.NOTE: Alaska and Hawaii are not to scale ExpandingNot expanding Debate ongoing Help for the uninsuredIn states that participate, more people will be covered by Medicaid, the state/federal health insurance for the poor and disabled The annual income cutoff for Medicaid will rise to: About 138 percent of the federal poverty level** Individual$15,900Family (4)$32,500**Federal poverty level in 2013: individual, $11,490; family (4), $23,550 Medicaid Expansion Where the states stand (as of July 1, 2013)Policy by state 2013 MCT Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Graphic: Judy Treible All insurance plans, both in and out of the marketplaces, must cover these 10 essential health benefitsEssential health benefits Insurance industry reformsRules designed to make new policies more generous, affordable and transparent Accessibilty Guarantees access to individual coverage regardless of current or past health problems Value of coverage Each plan must cover at least 60 percent of costs Out-of-pocket limits Insurers must limit annual out-of-pocket costs such as co-pays, deductibles Rating requirements Limits amount older plan members may be charged, no annual benefit-spending limits, rates cant vary based on gender, occupation or claims history 2013 MCT Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, Alevere Health, Graphic: Judy Treible 2013 MCT Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Graphic: Judy TreibleNo if ...... youre a member of one of the following exempt groups No if ... ... you have insurance through program bought thats at least opposed to accepting health insurance benefits ($10,000 single, $20,000 family) of income for health insurance, minus employer contribution or tax credits Do I have to buy coverage?Penalties for the uninsured cost-of-living adjustment after 2016 2014*Family penalty is whatever is greater: $285 or 1 percent of family income for 2014; $975 or 2 percent, 2015; $2,085 or 2.5 percent, 2016 $95.00 47.50 285.002015325.00 162.50 975.00 2016 Family* 695.00 347.50 2,085.00 Child Adult Who will use marketplaces? small-group coverage Bronze 60%40% 30 20 1070 80 90Silver Gold Platinum Insurance marketplace coverage How the coverage levels vary 2013 MCT Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Graphic: Judy Treible Insurers You Catastrophic plans typically have lower premiums than a comprehensive plan, but individuals are usually responsible for initial health costs often up to $6,000 before coverage kicks in. Tax credits cannot be used to purchase catastrophic coverage. On Oct. 1, Americans can begin enrolling for health coverage next year on the new state insurance marketplaces. The Affordable Care Act becomes fully operational three months later in 2014. Thats when most people must have health insurance or face a fine for noncompliance. Most of the roughly 260 million Americans with job-based, individual or government coverage probably have nothing to worry about. But if youre unsure or among the nearly 49 million uninsured Americans weve prepared a guide to bring you up to speed.Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington BureauJIM ATHERTON/FORTWORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/MCT Online, telephone resources