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By PHILATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comAVON PARK City Manager Julian Deleon plans to ask the Avon Park City Council to cover his legal fees to fight a recent Ethics Commission complaint. He told the News-Sun on Aug. 15 he had spent $8,500 to defend himself against an ethics complaint filed by Councilman Garrett Anderson in March. He also said at the time that he was entitled, by law, to recoup those fees from Anderson, claiming that Andersons complaint was malicious and included false testimony. In addition to asking the city to reimburse him, Deleon said he and his attorney would take action through Floridas Commission on Ethics to recuperate fees from Anderson directly, at which point he would reimburse the city. In Section 3 of the agreement, he is also asking the city not to seek reimbursement from him in the event that he and his attorney are unable to get money from Anderson. Anderson, in an email sent out Friday said he finds such an arrangement inappropriate for the Avon Park taxpayer. He also said Deleon had spread libelous comments about him, his comp any and his family; alleges that Deleons N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, September 22, 2013 Volume 94/Number 114 | 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 . . .26 LaBelle . . . .8 Golden Gate . .35 Lake Placid . .14 Mooney . . . .28 Avon Park . .0 Fridays scores Teen courtAround 90 have applied to take part in new session PAGEA4 Arts & EntertainmentB5 Classifieds A9 Community BriefsA2 Crossword PuzzleB11 Dear AbbyB11 HoroscopeB11 Editorial & OpinionA3 Sudoku PuzzleB11 Sports on TVB2 Index Clouds and storms High 92 Low 75Details, A12 Wants council to cover cost of fighting Andersons ethics charge Anderson Deleon Deleon to ask for legal fees payment By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING The Sixth Annual Terror T rail will have to wait until next year. O rganizer and chief fabricator for the once-ay ear attraction Jon Spiegel made the a nnouncement Friday. It is pretty flooded out there and we just r an out of time so we have just decided to c ancel it this year, he said. The trail, which is constructed on the grounds of the Humane Society of Highlands County, is not entirely flooded. However, said Spiegel there are varying depths of water from nearly ankle deep at the entrance to just wet and squishy throughout the balance of the property. Some sections are 6-8 inches deep, others Terror Trail flooded out for this year By PHILATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comAVON PARK Two local e nthusiasts hope they can find e nough people who want to h ave BMX bicycle racing to r eopen the local track. Jeremy Machia, who helped b uild the track, and Michael S cott Stone, recent candidate f or county commissioner, b elieve they can gather enough i nterested participants and supp orters to support BMX racing u sing user fees to pay for maint enance and insurance for the f acility that is sitting abandoned i n an old clay pit north of Avon P ark. The track at 730 County R oad 17AEast has been closed s ince the Highlands County F amily YMCAdeclined to r enew its lease agreement in 2 010, said Gloria Rybinski, p ublic information officer for t he Board of County C ommissioners. In its heyday, it did really g ood, said Vicki Pontius, H ighlands County Parks and N atural Resources director. We w ould love to see it open up a gain. All the jumps are there, b ut the (concessions) building has been heavily vandalized. The track is overgrown and padlocked. Standing out by the entrance on a steamy mid-day, Machia said he couldnt count the hundreds perhaps thousands of hours he volunteered to do work on the track. Its just going to waste, Machia said. Its hard to keep a facility like this running without any funds coming in. Enthusiasts hope to reopen local BMX track Screams silenced Phil Attinger/News-Sun The Highlands County BMX Track in Avon Park has gotten overgrown in the three years since it closed. Local bicycle BMX enthusiasts would like to see it reopen if they can gather enough supporters to pay for maintenance and insurance. By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING How early are the earl ies? Reportedly, some of the early varie ties of citrus already are being harvested h ere in Highlands County. This is the weekend where traditionall y things begin to happen, said H ighlands County Citrus Growers A ssociation Executive Director Ray R oyce. In fact, the Phypers Fallglo g rove has been spot picked over the past f ew days. Fallglo is a hybrid variety of citrus d eveloped in 1962 when the Bower and T emple varieties were crossed. Classified a s a tangerine, the fruit has a mild, sweet f lavor. It is easy to peel and eat because o f its naturally fragmented sections. The third week in September usually when there is some harvesting of the earliest of the fruit. But Royce cautioned it Citrus growers gearing up for harvest season By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING When boaters run out of gas, get lost or have some other kind of emergency on Lake Istokpoga, it may take a while for help to reach them. However, residents of the area want to change that by developing a citizens rapidresponse team that can get out on the lake at a moments notice. That matter will be one of the items slated to come up for discussion at the Highlands County Commissions monthly night meeting, which starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Government Center. Friends of Istokpoga Lake Association President Ken Stebbins said it is a matter of logistics. Many times, the state boat or the county boat can not get out there right away But most of us can just walk out on our docks, get in ou r vessels and head out, he said. Stebbins said the organization has put together a Lake residents want to create emergency response team Some fruit already being picked Friends of Istokpoga to float idea to County Commission See DELEON, A6 See TERROR, A8 See BMX, A5 See CITRUS, A6 See LAKE, A5 News-Sun file photo The ghouls and goblins will have to find a new stretch of woods to haunt this year. The Humane Societys Terror Trail has been cancelled due to flooding. Katara Simmons/News-Sun Some harvesting of local citrus has already begun, but it will be a few weeks before the picking really picks up. S PORTS B1


Garden Club begins new seasonSEBRING The Garden Club of Sebring, Inc. will start its new season at 10 a.m. Monday at the Jack R. Stroup Civic Center downtown. Aprogram at 11 a.m., Happenings at Camp Wikiva, will be presented by two campers who attended Camp Wikiva.After the program a special luncheon at 12 p.m. will be served. Members are encouraged to bring a guest. Call 385-0759 or 4710657.Womans Club starts Bunco gamesLAKE PLACID Bunco begins again at the GFWC Lake Placid Womans Club, 10 N. Main Ave., at 11 a.m. Monday. There will be a light lunch and prizes. Cost for the day is $6. Call 6338077 for information.Depot Museum fundraiser and volunteer requestLAKE PLACID Abanquet is being planned as part of the historic Pioneer Man and Woman celebration sponsored by the Lake Placid Historical Society. As a fundraiser for the November event, the Society is offering boxes of caladium bulbs from an anonymous donor for sale. Boxes of assorted varieties of 125 no. 1 size bulbs or 250 no. 2 size bulbs will be available for a donation of $20 per box.Colored leaves will appear within two weeks of potting and will last until the first cold weather (or snap). Call 465-2629 to arrange for delivery prior to the museums seasonal opening of Oct. 1. Also the Historical Society needs more volunteers to cover the extensive schedule that includes two festivals, the 2nd Saturday Market and most recently the First Friday evening openings. The seasonal schedule is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. October through May. Visit the website for more details or email m.Avon Park ready to Paint the Town RedAVON PARK The theme for this years Avon Park High School Homecoming Parade is Paint the Town Red. Activities begin Monday with daily dress up days for students. Monday is Outsmart the Vikings with dress-up Nerd Day; Tuesday is Double the APSpirit! with Twin Day; Wednesday is Hunt Down the Vikings and students can wear camouflage, military, safari or western wear; Thursday is Throw the Vikings Back in Time with Page A2 News-SunSunday, September 22, 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; general below lottery; 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 Sept. 20 115202147MB: 34x2Next jackpot $160 millionSept. 17 615273139MB: 25x2 Sept. 13 922284854MB: 8x4 Sept. 18 141523364950x:4Next jackpot $8 millionSept. 14 151722404145x:3 Sept. 11 32636374344x:5 Sept. 20 210122529 Sept. 19 79161718 Sept. 18 717252936 Sept. 17 315213436 Sept. 20 (n) 1596 Sept. 20 (d) 3022 Sept. 19 (n) 0751 Sept. 19 (d) 1242 Sept. 20 (n) 030 Sept. 20 (d) 365 Sept. 19 (n) 760 Sept. 19 (d) 956 Sept. 20 17254413 Sept. 17 614193921 Sept. 13 420303920 Sept. 10 1214274019 Sept. 18 710223235 PB: 19Next jackpot $40 millionSept. 14 117253744 PB: 20 Sept. 11 1119334252 PB: 33 Lottery Center This weeks question: Should the Department of Juvenile Justice or G4S, which runs the Avon Park Youth Academy, have to pay for the cost of controlling the Aug. 17 riot? Yes 82.3% No 17.7% Total votes: 198 Online www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Special to the News-SunSEBRING Former County Veteran S ervices Officer Joseph A. Dionne will s erve as the parade marshal for V eterans Day, announced Rick Ingler, p resident of the Veterans Council. Dionne, a graduate of Lake Placid H igh School, retired from the U.S. A rmy as a sergeant major before r eturning to Highlands County. He w orked with the Highlands County V eteran Services Office for many years b efore his retirement three years ago. He worked for several years to o btain a piece of static military equipm ent for display at the Veteran Services O ffice. His hard work paid off with the r ecent acquisition of a Howitzer, which i s on display at the entrance to the V eteran Services property. He was also i nstrumental in obtaining a federal g rant for the construction of the recentl y built Veteran Services Office. He e ncouraged the creation of a Combat G rant for military personnel deployed f rom Highlands County into an immin ent danger zone. The retiree spends his time enjoying g olf, and is still meeting with local vete rans and seeing to their needs. Dionne considers this quite an h onor to be selected as this years p arade marshal for the Veterans Day P arade. The parade will be held in downtown Sebring, starting at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 The staging area for participants is near the American Legion Post 74 on Pine Street. The route is from Pine Street and North Ridgewood, around the Circle to South Commerce, and ending at the County Administration complex. Aceremony will follow on the courthouse lawn. Speaker for this years program is Lt. Col. Gary Pigman, Florida House Representative, who recently returned from Army Reserve deployment. Ingler is encouraging veteran organizations that have planned or are planning an event for the weekend of Nov. 8-11 to please contact him. Events from other veteran organizations could become a part of an even larger event. Email Rick Ingler at or call 863-273-5182. Dionne named Veterans Day Parade marshal Courtesy photo Joseph Dionne, former County Veteran Services Officer, will be the parade marshal during the Veterans Day Parade in Sebring. Next question: Who will be more to blame if the government is forced into a shutdown due to a budget impasse, the President or Congress? By PHILATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon Park City Council has its second and final hearing and vote on the 2013-14 budget set for Monday. The $17.3 million budget has cuts in property taxes and garbage fees and a plan to eliminate debt by December, said City Manager Julian Deleon. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Monday at 123 E. Pine St. Avon Parks expected 2013-14 property tax revenue would be $63,830, which Deleon said the city can afford thanks to reduced expenses, a workforce reduced from 103 to less than 50 employees, areas annexed into the city limits for water and sewer service and a reduction in the law enforcement contract with the Highlands County Sheriffs Office of $553,000 since last year. Overall, the city would have $4.94 million in revenue in the coming fiscal year with a total general fund budget of $9.88 million. Deleon said city would have a revised general fund contingency of $255,000 still more than 2011s budget of $148,000 and more than two and a half months of operating revenue in reserves: $3 million. He also said the utility fund is budgeted to bring in $300,000 for the 2013-14 budget, but actual revenue for the current year is expected to exceed $400,000. He is proposing that the city acquire two more utilities: Brentwood Mobile Home Park waste water system and Banyan Wood s waste water system along with all their customers. Deleon said he has bud geted for water and sewer expansion, road work, neighborhood improvements and a public safety vehicle, and has put in an application in for a State Revolving Fund grant for utility expansion. By budgeting $1.41 mil lion to pay off a bond issue, Deleon said he expects the city to save $50,000 in interest and make the city debt-free by the end of December. Deleon has expressed concern about the fire department budget of $1.3 7 million, up from the $1.29 million two years ago, an increase he has attributed to a higher contribution by the city to the pension pla n. Ameeting with the law enforcement pension board has been tentatively scheduled for 5 p.m. Oct. 14. Councilman Parke Sutherland, an attorney, h as been asked to sit in for Ci ty Attorney Gerald Buhr, who said he would not be able to attend. AP to have final vote on budget Monday By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Although t he numbers arent as good a s statewide averages, u nemployment in Highlands C ounty seems to be easing. I n numbers released by the F lorida Department of E conomic Opportunity F riday morning, there were 3 ,478 individuals out of w ork here last month in a l abor pool measuring 3 9,699. That translates to an 8.8 p ercent August joblessness r ate. That was better than J uly, which came in at 9.1 p ercent locally and better t han August of last y ear when H ighlandsunemp loyment was in d ouble digits at 1 0.5. Highlandsmost r ecent numbers w ere better than H ardee County, which had 9 .3 percent of their labor f orce off the job, but not q uite as good as Polk C ounty, which showed an 8 .4 percent August unemp loyment rate. Donna Doubleday of the H eartland Workforce I nvestment Board said it a ppears the seasonal e mployment is picking back u p again. The school districts h ave gone back to work and w e are starting to see a bit o f an uptick in our retail a nd service industries, she s aid. Although the numbers d eveloped are not specific t o Highlands County, D oubleday said that s tatewide and regionally the i ncrease in employment in the area comes in part from people who were temporarily were laid off for the summer and now are back to work. Locally what we are seeing in terms of job orders are primarily service-type industries. That would be retail, restaurants and even some in the medical sector, she said. Additionally, there may be some increased employment due to the citrus industry. Although there have been some reports of early harvesting, Highlands County Citrus Growers Association Executive Director Ray Royce said the bulk of employment comes from growers and associated industries ramping up for the coming harvest that begins to get into full swing later next month. I think that we are seeing growers getting prepared, doing pre-season work on their trucks and getting their grove vehicles ready so that when the season starts everything is good to go, he said. Statewide, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity reports indicate that trade, transportation and utilities added the most new jobs. Other industries gaining jobs included leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, construction, private education and health services. Floridas seasonallyadjusted unemployment rate for the month of August was set at 7 percent. Unemployment rate drops in county Doubleday Community Briefs Continued on A5


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 22, 2013 Page A3 One of the things Im doing right now when Im not writing fiction or putting together a column is teach a ladies Bible class on Tuesday mornings. We meet at 3800 Sebring Parkway at 10 a.m. most weeks. I like teaching the class. The ladies are fun and have no problem with me razzing them. In fact, they give back as good or better than they get and its not uncommon for laughter to erupt in the middle of class. Right now were going through a book titled Climb Happiness Hill, written by Alan M. Bryan. It is a book that calls for Christians to obey the Scriptural mandate to rejoice evermore. Christians, according to Bryan, are supposed to be the happiest people on the planet. Not the grimmest. I can agree to that. The Bible talks a lot about joy and happiness. God doesnt want us going around with long faces all the time. We are to be sober-minded, yes, and take serious things seriously. But that doesnt mean we have to be miserable. This past week we talked about a step towards being a happier people. It sounds simple, but it isnt. Its called, learn to live one day at a time. According to Bryan, we tend to live in the past or the future instead of the present (or you could be like my best friend, who is talented enough to live in both the past and the future). This tends to make us unhappy. What do I mean by living in the past? Those who live in the past tend to dwell on the ills of the past. Bad decisions theyve made. Past sins theyve committed. Wrongs done to them by others. Youve probably met people like this. They arent fun to be around. All they talk about is how bad things have been for them. They cant let go of the past. Instead they cling to it bitterly. Heres the thing: you cant change the past. Its done. You can learn from it, resolve to do better in the future, and realize it helped shape you, but you cant go back and make it different. All you can do i s go forward. All obsessing about it does is depress an d frustrate you. But what about living in the future? Shouldnt we make plans for the future, look ahead, and focus on that? Well, we should plan ahead. I am typing this co lumn days before you read it its a necessity. No one is saying we shouldnt make appointments and plans. But theres two ways li ving in the future drains us of happiness. The first is worry. We spend a lot of time fretting over what may or may not happen in the future. It can go as far as to paralyze us in the present. Funny thing about worry much of what we worry about never happens. For example, I worry that someone is going to figure out Im really a horrible writer and ban me from th e profession. Since I have it on good authority that I am not a horrible writer and n o one can stop me from writing anyway, I venture to say this is a needless worry. But theres another way we live in the future. Its when we put off stuff that we could or should do. W e say well get around to it. Problem is, we often keep putting it off sometimes until it is too late. Think about what your life might be like if just f or a week you took things on e day at a time. Not dwelling on a past you cant change, or borrowing trouble from a future that hasnt arrive d. Give it a try. And let me know how it goes. Who knows, it could be the best week ever! Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ Visit her website at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. Taking it one day at a time Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include you r address and phone number. Anonymous letters will b e automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 40 0 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, F L 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954 ; or e-mail d by the same writers, letters are limited to two pe r month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Maybe the folks in charge o f running Avon Park should s it down with a big bag of c routons and figure out how t o get along. The latest issue to crop up w ill be discussed at M ondays city council meeti ng. City Manager Julian D eleon wants the council to r eimburse him for legal fees h e paid defending himself a gainst an ethics complaint b y Councilman Garrett A nderson. Deleon says he spent $ 8,500 fighting Andersons c harge and wants the city to c ut him a check. He then p lans to go after Anderson t hrough the Ethics Commission to get Anderson to pay the fees. Deleon would then pay the city that money back. The proposal in the meeting agenda says when Deleon is reimbursed by Anderson, he will pay the city back. Not if, but when. Thats key. It means that if Deleons effort to get Anderson to pay the fees fails, the city wont get paid back. In fact, Deleons proposal is that the city not try to get its money back should Deleons effort fail. Deleon wants to have two chances to get his money, but wants the city to bet $8,500 on the talent of his lawyer. Not to mention the fact that Anderson says if the city pays Deleons fees it should also pay Andersons. Its just another steaming helping of controversy waiting to be served up. Which is why the council should tell Deleon that hes more than welcome to use whatever legal means are at his disposal to get his fees reimbursed and even wish him good luck if they feel like it but should deny his request to be given what amounts to a gift from the citys bank account. The state Commission on Ethics found no probable cause that Deleon had violated any ethics rules. Deleon says that means Andersons complaint was frivolous. Anderson says that the finding doesnt mean Deleon wasnt guilty and that Deleon has relentlessly spread lies about Anderson and his family. There hasnt been any confirmation on the rumor that Anderson told everyone he saw Deleon eating boogers on the playground at recess or that Deleon called Anderson stinky just after nap time. OK, sorry. We made that last part up. But thats about the grade level that a lot of the shouting coming from The City of Charm and not just Deleon and Anderson sounds like these days. If the people who are serving up the all-you-can-eat buffet of controversy who all claim to have the best interest of the city at heart really cared about the city, theyd push away from the table and say theyve had enough. And skip dessert. Time to break bread in Avon Park P roverbs 17 says it is better to eat a dry crust of bread with peace of mind than have a banquet in a h ouse full of trouble. Well, it happened. Two days after a former U.S. Navy reservist killed 12 people in a shooting rampage at the heavily secured Washington Navy Yard, we see reaction. Not from Congress or the President. No, it was Starbucks. As reported this week by The New Y ork Times, The Washington Post and T he Wall Street Journal, Starbucks C EO Howard Schultz, tired of having h is company take point and pot-shots o ver the gun debate, would like cust omers to leave guns at home or in cars b efore coming in for coffee. I assume everyone can still use the d rive-through. Prior to this, Starbucks simply foll owed local laws that allowed guns in s tores as long as people had permits: c arry or dont carry. Schultz has taken a dont-ask, donts earch approach. Baristas and other e mployees wont confront customers w ho are legally carrying guns nor ask t hem to leave. Schultz has no plans to p ost signs, at least for now. We are going to serve them as we w ould anyone else, Schultz said. And while he knows this wont make e veryone happy, he thinks this decision i s in the best interest of customers, e mployees and the company. He said it came about because some p atrons were upset about holstered g uns in the store, especially when kids w ere there. I understand concern for children in l ight of what happened last year at S andy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. But I dont understand what that and Starbucks have to do with a shooting rampage at a military base. I mean, sure, you wouldnt want me armed at Starbucks, especially if Im waiting too long for a double shot of morning espresso. I usually load up on homemade java before I hit the road, so Im not going to pull out a Luger and demand a latte. Aaron Alexis, the 34-year-old reservist who committed the rampage at the Navy Yard, however, wasnt some random coffee patron attacking a school or place of business. He had a history of mental episodes, yet still had security clearance for a heavily guarded military installation. AU.S. Marine told me he was both puzzled and angered over the incident because the Navy Yard has several checkpoints, including to get in the building where Alexis started firing. Alexis should not have been able to get a shotgun through the gate, let alone any door, he said. By contrast, Im sure someone walking into a coffee shop with a shotgun would garner notice. So, in yet another round of the debate, gun activists said Starbucks will probably lose their business for a while. However, I believe that eventually many customers would come back armed or not because so many of us need a morning cuppa joe. With whipped cream. I wont worry about coffee as much as how Washington plans to sort out this latest debacle. For now, latte and let latte. Phil Attinger is a News-Sun staff writer. He can be reached a or 385-6155, ext. 541. Starbucks: No Lugers, just lattes Real Life Phil Attinger


By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Patrick High has once again proven that while he may not actually be Iron Man, at age 50 hes still pretty tough. After minimal training and a somewhat impromptu flight out to Las Vegas, High took second place in his 50-54 age group at the IronMan 70.3 World Championship on Sept. 8. High went to Vegas to win a second straight age group championship, but Mark Newman of Germantown, Tenn., had other ideas, winning by nearly nine minutes. High was trying to win his third age group world title in the half Ironman-length triathlon (1.2-mile swim, 56mile bike and a 13.1-mile run). His first was in Clearwater in 2007. Cherie Starr, race director for the Heartland Triathlon, traveled to Vegas to support High. It is such an honor to get to go and watch him, Starr said. Hes a runner, thats what he started out doing. Then somewhere along the line he started doing triathlons. High has competed in countless competitions across the country and has again qualified for the world IronMan championship (which is an Olympic-distance event) in Canada next year. The elements during the Vegas race were much less than favorable, according to Starr. It was horrible. It was raining so hard. The first 30 miles of his bike ride were the most serious hes ever had to deal with, Starr said. Swimming isnt his strongest (skill), so it put him behind on the bike a little, but he saw the other guys and he picked them off and passed them one by one. He was fifth coming off the bike. Im glad I survived, thats all I have to say, High said with a laugh. I won the same race last year on the same course in 106-degree weather. Being from Florida, the heat works for me. It doesnt work so well from people from other regions of the world. This year it was wet and, quite frankly, very dangerou s. It is a very, very tough course. We dont have any hills or anything like that here in Florida. So throw in all the hills (and) the wet and it was definitely the hardest (race). There is no comparison to any race we have here in Florida, High said. While High is an elitelevel triathlete, he doesnt plan to try to be a full-time competitor on a global scale. Instead, he continues his work at the local level with the Heartland Triathlon, for which hes been a committee member since its inception eight years ago. He was also the events first winner. My son is now starting t o get into triathlon. I want to support him. Theres plenty to do locally. I can support him, I can support cross country, I can support local swimmers. I dont need to go out there and be a competitor on a global scale. Maybe I will start it back up again later, High said. Its a healthy sport. Its outdoors, you get to meet some great people, theres good camaraderie and its just very rewarding to be a part of a triathlon. Page A4 News-SunSunday, September 22, 2013 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 9/22/13; 0 0 0 3 2 4 6 1 RIDGE INSURANCE AGENCY; 5.542"; 3"; Black; main A; 0 0 0 3 1 9 9 5 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING While it is b ack to school for thous ands of youngsters in H ighlands County, it also m ay be back to court for s ome of them. Anew sess ion of Teen Court will c ommence this Monday e vening with a special orie ntation session. It will be the introduct ion meeting for the new t eens and their parents, s aid Melissa Sowers, who o versees the program for t he Highlands County C lerk of Courts office. That will be in the jury a ssembly room here at the H ighlands County C ourthouse. Well get s tarted around 5-5:30 p.m. Although a final roster f or participants has not yet b een determined, Sowers s aid some 90 applications a lready have been submitt ed. Youngsters perform all t he functions of the court i ncluding both prosecution a nd defense attorneys, b ailiff, clerk and of course, j urors. Weve had five of our p articipants that have gone o n to law school since the p rogram started, Sowers s aid. Under statute, all the a ctivities are performed in a courtroom at the H ighlands County C ourthouse. The program serves as t he sentencing phase of the p roceedings, with students p resenting evidence both f or and against the defend ant. The jury then delibera tes the punishment for the c rime, which is just as b inding as a judges ruling. S owers said the program s eems to have been very s uccessful. Out of 97 offenders last y ear, we only had two reo ffenders, she said. The list of participants s hifts during the course of t he year, withyoungsters r otating in and out. That is b ecause many of them s chedule their Teen Court d uties around other e xtracurricular activities. The football players c annot come in the fall, a nd the swimmers compete i n the spring, so we have k ind of a rotation, she s aid. In addition to the experie nce, the youngsters earn c ommunity service hours t hey then can list on coll ege applications or job r esumes. Angela Cowden, a judge f rom the 10th Judicial C ircuit Court, again will p reside over the court, w hich is for teens who h ave been convicted or p led guilty in legal proc eedings. Originally, it was o nly for misdemeanor c ases, but now some nonviolent felony cases also may be included under the programs guidelines. If they steal a car that belongs to a family member or something like that, the state attorney might allow us to do that, she said. Sowers inaugurated the Highlands County program in 1996 under then-Clerk of Courts L.E. Luke Brooker. It was started in Polk County under Judge J. Dale Durrance, Sowers said. I went up there and helped him with that one and he then helped me start it here. Cowden also has a long history in the Teen Court system, starting in 1994 as a magistrate in Polk County while she still was with the state attorneys office. She took the bench in 2003, continuing with the program there until 2008 when she began presiding with the Highlands County program. Being involved is rewarding in every way because you get to touch so many of them, Cowden said. There are the volunteers, like the lawyers and the jurors, as well as those who are coming through the system. After the jury renders its verdict, Cowden makes it a practice to ask the defendant what he/she has learned from the process, extracting a promise that the teen then will abide by the punishment meted out in the case. You want this to be the first and only brush with the law these kids are going to have, and you want it to be an experience that they are not going to forget, she said. As to the participants, Cowden said one of the most satisfying parts of the program for her has been to watch those serving as defense and prosecuting attorneys as they grow in their roles. You can see them as they get used to asking questions, they come out of their shells a little bit and you can see them grow, she said. That is really a treat. The program is funded through an assessment on defendants court fees. No tax dollars are used to underwrite it. Sowers said there still may be some positions open for students who might be interested in participating in the new session. Anyone who would like additional information may contact her at her Highlands County Courthouse office at 4026986. New Teen Court session to open Monday Highlands Iron Man: High takes second at world championship Courtesy photo Patrick High, shown here at the Age Group National Championships in Milwaukee earlier this year, took second place in his age group at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas on Sept. 8. CLEARWATER (AP) A woman who became f amous for her uncontroll able hiccupping was found g uilty of first-degree murd er Friday and will serve l ife in prison without p arole. APinellas County jury d eliberated for four hours b efore delivering the verd ict against 22-year-old J ennifer Mee. Mee wept in the C learwater courtroom as t he verdict was read. M inutes later, Judge Nancy M oate Ley explained that the only possible sentence for the charge was life in prison without the possibility of parole. The verdict and five-day trial was a sad end to a chapter in Mees short and sad life. Her attorneys said she suffered from schizophrenia and Tourettes Syndrome, and a court psychiatrist said Mees intelligence was low normal. As a 15-year-old, Mee developed a case of the hiccups that wouldnt go away. She appeared on several TVshows. Hiccup girl guilty of 1st degree murder


g roup of volunteers who are w illing to either go out t hemselves or, if need be, t ake emergency personnel to t he scene in their private w atercraft. Asurvey of local fish c amps has shown there are a s many as five to eight incid ents per month of varying s everity on the lake. P roblems range from boaters w ho get disoriented and lost t o boats that take on water or e ven are involved in accid ents. When you run out of gas o r if your motor quits out on t he water at 7:30 at night, w hat are you going to do? W ho are you going to call? h e said. That then becomes a n emergency. Stebbins said the Friends of Istokpoga has a large membership and they have signed up volunteers who will be responsible for different areas of the lake. In an effort to distribute duties, they have developed a grid system with different areas of responsibility. We have some folks down by Trails End, others are up by Hendersons and pretty much all around the lake, he said. The proposal is that when people call 911, dispatchers will call the appropriate resident from a list, who will then respond to help solve the problem. Stebbins said he believed the vast majority of problems would be nonlife threatening situations. Volunteers will have to put some special equipment on their boats, such as gas cans, tow gear and the like. Stebbins said representative of the group also have been talking with the county and other agencies about getting some training as well. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has training courses ... on such things as how to approach a boat from upwind or downwind, things like that, he said. The idea is to allow citizens to help make the big lake safer, especially for novice boaters and those who come in from outside the area. In other action, commissioners are expected to be asked to approve an updated fee schedule for the Highlands County Health Department and will look at a proposed letter of agreement between the county and the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. That would increase funding for the provision of Medicade, as well as uninsured and underinsured patients in the community. attire from the different decades; and Friday is Show your APSpirit so students can wear red and white. The Homecoming Parade will be at 5 p.m. Thursday and will begin on Museum Avenue, going east down Main Street. Local businesses on Main Street are encouraged to decorate and to help the students Paint the Town Red! The Homecoming Pep Rally will be at 2:40 p.m. Friday. The Homecoming pregame festivities starting at 6:30 with the game starting at 7:30 p.m. At half time, the Homecoming King and Queen for 2013 will be crowned. AHomecoming Dance will be held from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. This is a semi formal event and tickets are required.Tickets will be on sale through Friday.AARP Driver Safety program setSEBRING AARP Driver Safety Program class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. This is a complete class offered in one day. No driving. No tests. Completion of the class may allow a possible discount on car insurance, good for three years. The class will be offered at First United Methodist Church, 126 S. Pine St. To register, call Mary Jane Lloyd at 452-0335.Heartland Pops Concert Band begins rehearsalsSEBRING The Heartland Pops Concert Band, the premier concert band in the Heartland, under the direction of Anthony Jones, will begin rehearsals for its 2013-14 concert season from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Avon Park High School band room. New musicians are welcome and all instrument sections are open for new members. The community is invited to a free Heartland Pops Musical Salute to Veterans concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 hosted at First Baptist Church, Sebring. Donations will be appreciated. The 2013-14 concert dates set at South Florida State College are: Thursday, Dec. 19; Friday, Feb. 28; and Friday, April 4. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Additional, the Heartland Pops will perform as part of Avon Parks Music on the Mall series at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Additional concerts will be publicized as dates are confirmed. For additional information, call 314-8877 or visit Club to offer BuncoAVON PARK The public is invited to play Bunco at the Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Cost is $4 per person. Call 382-4111.Events planned at posts, lodgesLAKE PLACID American Legion Post 25 will have its barbecue chicken dinner from 5-7 p.m. today. Family meeting at noon Wednesday. Allen will entertain from 5-8 p.m. Steak dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Friday. Jimmy Black will entertain from 6-9 p.m. Call 465-0975. VFWPost 3880 will serve steak by the ounce at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Music by Buddy Brooks. Breakfast will be served from 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Call 699-5444. Elks Lodge 2661 initiation and BPOE board will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Spaghetti dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. Moose Lodge 2374 will have Wild Bill Karaoke today. Bama Jam Karaoke will entertain on Wednesday and Tom McGannon on Friday. Pressure Point plays Saturday. Steak by the ounce meal will be served. SEBRING Elks Lodge 1529 Wacky Wednesday menu includes a Philly cheese steak or meat ball sandwich meal for $6.50 from 5-6 p.m. Dance only is $3 to music by Frank E. from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday buffet from 5-6:30 p.m. is a cranberry glazed pork or roast cajun meatloaf dinner for $12. Dance only is $3 to Chrissy Harriman from 6:3 09:30 p.m. Call 471-3557. Moose Lodge 2259 will Women of the Moose will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Road Kilol at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Ribs basket serve d from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Music by Gary and Shirley from 6-9 p.m. House Committee, Loyal Order of the Moose business meetin g at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by general meeting at 7 p.m. Karaoke with Jewells from 6-8 p.m. Music by Frank E from 7-10 p.m. Friday. Music by Buddy Canova from 7-10 p.m. Saturday. Call 655-3920. AMVETS Post 21 will have karaoke with Jewels i n the Night from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Pizza will be ava ilable. VFWPost 4300 will have karaoke by BilDi from 5-8 p.m. today. Music by Pete Ruano Duo from 6-9 p.m. Friday. Chicken cordon ble u dinner will be served Saturday. Music by Frank E from 6-9 p.m. Call 3858902. The Women Of The MooseSebring Chapter 873of Moose Lodge 2259 on U.S. 98 will have a coun try fried chicken dinner from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. Karaoke by Jewells will begin at 6 p.m.Dinner and karaoke ar e offered by the women on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.All chapter members attending the bimonthly meetings on the first and third Mondays at 7 p.m. will have their names placed in a drawing to receive a certificate for a free dinner on any WOTM Tuesday Taco or Thursday dinner karaoke night. Continued from A2 www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 22, 2013 Page A5 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page sept ads; 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 9/22/13; 0 0 0 3 2 4 6 2 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; obit page vets ad; 0 0 0 3 2 4 3 9 Community Briefs The shame, he said, is t hat the sport was an outlet f or troubled youth in the c ommunity. Machia said that several r iders he coached and ment ored during those years p ulled themselves out of d ifficult family and econ omic situations and b ecame responsible adults. He said some of those k ids still come to his house f or advice or just to visit. Stone is suggesting that a r eopened track could funct ion on more of a business m odel, sustaining itself on f ees and not on donations. It would also keep funds i n Highlands County, Stone s aid. Machia said parents could d rive their children to BMX t racks in St. Cloud and P unta Gorda, but thats $100 i n gasoline and food and a s ixto eight-hour day. Instead, a local track c ould attract tourism and p rovide a training ground f or riders hoping to compete i n the Olympics, Machia s aid. The site a 30-footd eep clay pit the county u sed for road material h ad steep sides with readym ade elevation for a downh ill bicycle BMX course. The YMCAforged an a greement with the county i n March 2001 to lease 1 2.93 acres of the property t o put in the facility. It was finished in April 2 001 and was quickly a p opular venue for BMX r aces. Highlands County BMX, t he local volunteer racing o rganization, hosted state c ompetitions almost up until t he year the track closed. Its f irst Sunshine State 5 Star S eries bicycle race event w as in October 2002 and its a nnual national events drew c ompetitors from as far a way as Argentina, Chile a nd England in 2002 and 2 003, Machia said. We ran out of hotel r ooms in Highlands C ounty, Machia said. The lease agreement was $ 1 per year for 20 years, a nd was paid in advance, b ut Rybinski said the YMCAwas simply paid back in 2010 for the remaining years on the lease. Dan Andrews of Legacy Cycle in Sebring said almost everything to make the track was donated. He and Dee McDonald, former YMCAexecutive director, were instrumental in getting the track constructed and forging the agreement with the county. McDonald, now out of state, said it cost approximately $200,000 in direct and in-kind donations to construct the track, not counting the land donation by the county. Highlands County BMX then covered operational expenses by hosting at least two large competitions each year, she said. The challenge is (having) volunteers to maintain the track, McDonald said. Andrews said he has heard of a handful of people who are interested in reopening the track and reviving BMX racing, but they will need a well-funded organization such as the YMCA to provide money for liability insurance and people to maintain and repair the track, as needed. It started as a labor of love and then became a burdensome chore, Andrews said. After McDonald left, the YMCAlost interest, he added. He said interest in BMX waned thanks to the tracks location north of Avon Park, which he called an inconvenient drive for participants from Sebring and Lake Placid. Machia said it had more to do with gasoline prices in general. After prices spiked in 2008 and 2009, then the economy collapsed, people had a harder time coming from out of county or out of state. Andrews doesnt suspect the economy played that big of a role, especially since membership fees were low. Its not like it was an expensive sport, Andrews said. Machia is asking anyone interested in helping reopen the track as a volunteer or paying member to contact him at 863-414-2752. Continued from A1 BMX backers hope to get bikers back on track Phil Attinger/News-Sun If Michael Scott Stone (left) and Jeremy Machia can gather support and enough people willing to become BMX members, bicycle BMX could run again at the now closed and locked Highlands County BMX Track at County Road 17A E. in Avon Park. Built in 2001 in the countys former sand pit, the track that boasted the longest downhill BMX run has gotten overgrown in the three years since it closed. Continued from A1 Lake Istokpga residents want to create emergency team r


Page A6 News-SunSunday, September 22, 2013 Chateau Elan Hotel; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, front section wedding; 0 0 0 3 2 1 2 6 Musselmans; 5.542"; 21"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 3 2 5 2 9 s till is very early, with the n ormal season still several w eeks off. Royce explained that b ecause it is so very early in t he season, the fruit that has b een picked still has green c oloration on the skin and w ill have to go under a spec ial process to help finish its r ipening. Moreover, it r equires special attention. You cannot have wet f ruit that undergoes that t reatment, he said. It has t o be dry. So you can imagi ne that with the weather we h ave been having, about the t ime the fruit dries around n oon, the rains move in. While the rains have c aused some problems for some events in the area, for agriculture the wet weather has been a boon. In general it has been extremely helpful. It is pretty evident as you drive up and down the road that the groves overall look a lot better, he said. Both in foliage and the size of the fruit. While the groves on the ridge have been the biggest beneficiary of the summer rain, even groves in the lower areas of the county have done well, at least so far. There have been some reports of problems in lowlying areas where there has been standing water and those are having some root problems. Royce said. Surprisingly the weather has not been a problem so far as citrus canker is concerned. Rain, especially windblown rain, is the primary way that canker is spread, Royce explained. In fact, some growers have remarked to me that they have been pleasantly surprised that canker not been a worse problem given the rain we have had. Royce said as the trees absorbed the moisture, it may have helped them to become healthier and better able to battle off disease. Harvesting in the area will not get into full swing until sometime later next month. Continued from A1 a ctions were malicious and f alse, and claimed such a ctions are part of the reason t he city has faced lawsuits in r ecent months from former e mployees. Calls Friday to Deleon for c omment were not returned. Mondays council meeting i s scheduled for 6 p.m. at 1 23 E. Pine St. When the Ethics C ommission released its f indings in August, it found t hat there was no probable c ause to believe Deleon had c ommitted any violations. The Ethics Commission d ismissed Andersons comp laint in mid-September, but A nderson hasnt accepted t hat finding as absolution of g uilt. Anderson said that when h e attended the Ethics C ommissions hearings, a m ember of the board said the t iming of alleged threats by D eleon and subsequent i nspections to Andersons business were suspicious. Anderson had alleged under Florida Statute 112 that Deleon had used his position to threaten or attempt to threaten him and his business after Anderson voted against a motion which passed 4-1 to remove the requirement for the city manager to live within the city limits. Deleon lives in Lake Placid. In his complaint, Anderson said that Deleon told him his ammunition manufacturing business Anderson Arms Inc. would face serious charges if Anderson ever questioned Deleons private business again. Anderson claimed his business received visits from the county building inspector and city fire department inspector shortly after that, both of whom told him they were instructed to find something wrong. However, when questioned during the ethics investigation, both inspectors denied being sent by Deleon or telling Anderson their jobs were threatened if they didnt find violations. Deleon told ethics investigators the inspections came from a citizen complaint and that he couldnt have threatened the county inspector because he doesnt work for the city. He and Anderson disagree on whether the complaint was frivolous, as claimed in agenda materials. Anderson stated that if the City Council chooses to set a precedent and grant attorney fees to Deleon, he would want his legal fees paid not only for the ethics complaint but also for defending against investigations by private investigator Al Smith. Anderson claims Smiths investigation proved Deleons allegations against him were false. Continued from A1 Citrus harvest season near Deleon wants legal fees paid


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 22, 2013 Page A7 BROWN, JEN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, tiki taxi; 0 0 0 3 2 4 5 9 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; top rt hand pg main A; 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 7 Chateau Elan Hotel; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, Main A front comedy ; 0 0 0 3 2 4 3 8 Jen Brown Founders Day 3x10.5 color 00032533 Katara Simmons/News-Sun V irgil Fossati,16, (left) and Brett McHugh, 14, admire a 1970s era Camaro on Saturday during the Sebring T hunder car show.There w ere about 145 cars on display in addition to live music and a variety of vendors during the event. Participants will meet up today at Kenilworth Lodge and head out to Sebring International Raceway for a f ew laps around the track. Katara Simmons/News-Sun I love events like this, it keeps Sebring alive, Sandy MacAulay, left, said Saturday morning, while enjoying the Sebring Thunder car show with her friend Barry Perkins at the Circle. Enjoying the Thunder Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876


Page A8 News-SunSunday, September 22, 2013 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; sept ads; 0 0 0 3 1 9 9 6 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; sept ads; 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 City of Sebring; 5.542"; 5"; Black; -; 0 0 0 3 2 5 2 8 are just like a muddy slush, he said. Although Spiegel said there had been no reptile sightings, there is an abundance of mosquitoes breeding freely in the standing water in and around the wooded area. There had been suggestions the trail might be relocated, but he pointed to a vast amount of infrastructure that already is in place which would be virtually impossible to move, especially at this late date. We usually start working on this in mid-July and there was excessive flooding out there back then, he said. I had a feeling even then that this was what we were going to be faced with. Instead of moving the location, it also has also been suggested that the date be moved, possibly to January when the threat of rain would have subsided, there would be cooler weather, fewer bugs and less competition from such things as football games and other Halloweenthemed events. However, planned new construction at the Humane Society will nix that idea. January is right at the time when we will be breaking ground on the new kennels, Spiegel said. The construction project will have a tremendous impact on the Humane Society parking lot. Additionally, the date would run up against another of Spiegels major holiday efforts. We will just be finishing up with the Christmas Carousel of Lights in downtown Sebring at that time and that is a huge project in and of itself, he said. Asuggestion to move the Terror Trail date to February would put it up against the Highlands County Fair and would infringe on yet another Humane Society fundraiser, the annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt held in the same area. The cancellation of the Terror Trail also means a huge financial hit for the Humane Society. Despise being rained out three days during last years run, the Halloween event brought in just over $30,000 for the group. The organization is run entirely through the private sector and takes no tax dollars. The Terror Trail has not been the only casualty of th e rains. This weekends planned Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Sebring had to be postponed because of wet grounds. We have several holes on the front nine that simply are unplayable due to saturation, said Cory Decoteau, golf pro at the Country Club The water has just gotten so high it has no place to escape. In fact, he said, over the past three weeks the front nine of the course has only been open six or seven days Even at those times, Decoteau said, there had be en some special restrictions. We need three to five days in a row of sunlight an d no rain to dry things out, h e said. The tournament has been rescheduled for Oct. 19. Continued from A1 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Nobody w ants to have to go through s urgery, but if you do have t o undergo surgery why not g o through it in the least i nvasive way, said Julie F ells, Marketing Director of H ighlands Regional M edical Center. Fells was referring to T hursdays achievement by D r. T.C. Lackey, a surgeon a t HRMC. Thursday, L ackey successfully comp letely a robotically assiste d single-site gall bladder r emoval using a robotic d evice known as da Vinci. T he surgery was the first e ver completed in H ighlands County. There are several others f acilities down in the S outheast (Florida) and in t he bigger cities that have p erformed it, but its the f irst time here in the count y, Fells said. Dr. Lackey a nd Dr. (Clyde) Vanterpool t raveled to do all their t raining and get updated; t heyve used the robot b efore but it was about gett ing used to maneuvering it f or one, single incision. The da Vinci surgical s ystem integrates robotic t echnology to virtually extend the surgeons eyes and hands. Using the system, the surgeon operates while seated at a console viewing a 3-D image of the surgical area. The system mimics the surgeons hand movements in real time, in a smaller scale, within the operating site in the patients body. This allows the surgeon better range of motion and the ability to see the operative field in far greater detail. The 2.5-centimeter incision is made at the belly button and removal of the organ is also through the belly button. Aminimal scar is left behind following the procedure, which results in less pain and faster recovery. In my practice, patients with gall bladder issues and pain are quite common, said Dr. Lackey. Laparoscopic cholecystectomies are one of the most common surgeries performed by general surgeons. Today, we have an improved way to perform these surgeries. My patients have less pain and, cosmetically, the incision is almost unnoticeable. As a surgeon operating on the robotic console, I benefit from incredible vision and dissection abilities, which enhance my precision. Lackey performed two surgeries on Thursday and Dr. Vanterpool finished out the week by performing three gallbladder surgeries Friday. Just in the first two days theyve completed five surgeries. Its just really awesome, Fells said. HRMC CEO Brian Hess spoke highly of the newest achievement by members of the hospital team. Our commitment to deliver cutting edge technology to our community is evidenced by Dr. Lackey being the first to deliver single incision gallbladder removal with the da Vinci surgical system, said Hess. HRMCs Lackey performs first surgery of its kind in county By JAMIE WILLIAMS News-Sun correspondentAVON PARK Avon P ark High School recogn ized more than 200 stud ents for academic achievem ent during the 2012-2013 s chool year on Sept. 16. There is a lot of convers ation about what is wrong w ith schools in America, s aid Avon Park High School P rincipal Tealy Williams, but there is not a whole lot o f conversation about what i s right in schools. Tonight w e celebrate what is right, w hich is why we have over 2 00 awards to give out. What we are doing is r ecognizing young men and w omen who get it.They c ome to school, they take t heir studies very seriously a nd they aspire to move on t o do greater things. As a r esult of that, they are b eing recognized for their a cademic excellence. The students received c ertificates from the U.S. P residents Education A wards Program. Those s tudents who scored a level 6 on FCATWriting; a level 5 on FCATReading; a level 5 on the EOC Algebra E xam; a level 5 on the EOC B iology Exam; a level 5 on t he EOC Geometry Exam; a l evel 5 on the EOC American History Exam; and/or scoring a 3, 4, or 5 on a College Board Advanced Placement Exam in either English Composition, U.S. history, or art earned a certificate and pin for outstanding academic achievement. Students who had a 3.5 or higher GPA(unweighted) earned a certificate, academic letter or bar, and a pin to recognize their educational excellence in academics. Those students who earned straight As last year also received a medal for Academic Excellence. Williams expressed to the nearly full auditorium that know how hard their sons, daughters, brothers, sisters have worked to get to this point and deserved to be recognized. It also about something else we are proud of here at Avon Park High School, said Williams. It is daring to be different. There is also something called leadership, and we have a focus this year; it's about learning, it's about leading, it's about leaving a legacy and what is that legacy really about. It's about where you at and learning to give your absolute best. Williams articulated about what his life would be if he only gave 50 percent, stating that it would probably be OK, but what would it be if he got up every single day and gave his absolute best and that is how he wanted to be remembered. I think tonight what you are going to find is that we have a group of young people who are committed to doing just that, he said. They stay up late to do homework, they agonize over an 89.9, they press the mark because they want to get a six on an FCATin writing or they want to be a level 5 on an end-of-course exam and so what a great night to be at Avon Park High School in joining us in celebrating the best of the best. Avon Park High recognizes academic achievements Jamie Williams/News-Sun Avon Park High School Student Roxanne Guerndt receives academic achievement certificate from Principal Tealy Williams. Dr. T.C. Lackey Terror Trail cancelled due to flooded haunting grounds


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 22, 2013Page A9 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2013-CA-000209 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JESSICA P. WILLIAMS A/K/A JESSICA A. PETTIS A/K/A JESSICA ANN PETTIS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated September 04, 2013 and entered in Case No. 28-2013-CA-000209 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and JESSICA P. WILLIAMS A/K/A JESSICA A. PETTIS A/K/A JESSICA ANN PETTIS; CHAD D. WILLIAMS A/K/A CHAD DAVID WILLIAMS; 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 9th day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE EASTERLY HALF OF LOT THIRTY TWO (32), BLOCK THREE (3), OF HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES SECTION C, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEASTERLY CORNER OF LOT 32; THENCE NORTH 50 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 32 FOR A DISTANCE OF 184.67 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 39 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 135.0 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 32 (ALSO KNOWN AS THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF ORANGE STREET (PLAT) MANDARIN STREET (FIELD); THENCE SOUTH 50 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY LINE OF LOT 32 FOR A DISTANCE OF 159.67 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CIRCULAR CURVE CONCAVE TO THE WEST HAVING A RADIUS OF 25.0 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 90 DEGREES AND A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 5 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 39.27 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY, SAID POINT BEING OF THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 32, (ALSO KNOWN AS THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SNAPPER AVENUE); THENCE SOUTH 39 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID EASTERLY LINE OF LOT 32 FOR A DISTANCE OF 110.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 706 SNAPPER AVENUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852-7216 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 September 4, 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 F13001167 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMC-R-slarkin-Team 1 F13001167 **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 15, 22, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2013-CA-000429 DIVISION: CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. NORRIS GREEN, ET AL, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: BRYAN D. GREEN, AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF NORRIS GREEN ALSO KNOWN AS NORRIS ELDON GREEN, DECEASED Last Known Address: 15514 Chaumont Avenue Greenwell Springs, LA 70739-3828 Current Address: Unknown NORMA GREEN BURGESS ALSO KNOWN AS NORMA G. BURGESS, AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF NORRIS GREEN ALSO KNOWN AS NORRIS ELDON GREEN, DECEASED Last Known Address: 7948 Kingsley Drive Denham Springs, LA 70706-0515 Current Address: Unknown PATSY GAIL GREEN ALSO KNOWN AS GAIL GREEN, AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF NORRIS GREEN ALSO KNOWN AS NORRIS ELDON GREEN, DECEASED Last Known Address: 2402 Cleveland Road, Sebring, FL 33870 Current Residence: Unknown THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, NORRIS GREEN ALSO KNOWN AS NORRIS ELDON GREEN, DECEASED Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: TRACT C, OF AVON PARK ESTATES, UNIT III, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. LOT 6987 & 6988, BLOCK 22, AVON PARK LAKES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 18, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2135 N OLIVIA DR, AVON PARK, FL 33825-8400 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either before October 9, 2013, service on Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 16th day of September, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 CR-018212F01 **See the Americans with Disabilities Act If you 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 assisstance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of yoru receipt of this Notice of Action;if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court, 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Tel: (863) 402-6591; Fax: (863) 402-6664. September 22, 29, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2013-CA-000480 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF ROGER CURWEN PERKINS A/K/A ROGER C. PERKINS, DECEASED, ET AL. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF ROGER CURWEN PERKINS A/K/A ROGER C. PERKINS, DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST ROGER CURWEN PERKINS A/K/A ROGER C. PERKINS, DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED Current residence unknown, but whose last known address was: 1655 LAKEVIEW DRIVE, UNIT A104, SEBRING, FL 33870-7965 -ANDTO: RICHARD C. PERKINS; CARL LEE PERKINS; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendants, who 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 Current Residence Unknown, but whose last known address was: 1655 LAKEVIEW DRIVE, UNIT A104, SEBRING, FL 33870-7965 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: UNIT NO. 1, THE TERRACES, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 727, AT PAGE 922, AND AMENDED IN O.R. BOOK 739, AT PAGE 50, AND AMENDED IN O.R. BOOK 814, AT PAGE 211, AND AMENDED IN O.R. BOOK 888, AT PAGE 915, ALL OF THE 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 DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before October 23, 2013 or within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice of Action, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 10th day of September, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLER K Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE, PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE AT (863)534-4690. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL TDD 1-800-955-8771 OR 1-800-955-8770 (V), VI A FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. 888130533 September 15, 22, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000683 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD CAMET O'NEIL A /K/A RICHARD C. O'NEIL III, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated September 4, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 28-2012-CA-000683, in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF A MERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is the Plaintiff, and RICHARD CAMET O'NEIL A/K/A RICHARD C. O'NEIL III, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: TRACT 8 FLORIDA HIGHLANDS FIRST ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 9 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2007 JACOBSEN MANUFACTURED HOME, SERIAL NOS JACFL28442A & JACFL28442B. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Jury Assembly Room, in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871 at 11:00 AM, on the 9th day of October, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED: September 4, 2013. Highlands County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak ` `In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, telephone 9863) 402-6594, TDD 1 800 955 8771 or 1 800 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service''. CA12-02752/BT September 15, 22, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000280 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SASCO MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-WF2 Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF KRISTA R. STEPHAN, DECEASED; BRADLEY A. STEPHAN; DALTON STEPHAN, A MINOR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRADLEY A. STEPHAN; 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; HIGHLANDS COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on September 10, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 13, BLOCK 7, TEMPLE TERRACE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 36, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12000673GCAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff vs ANTHONY L. FISCELLA A/K/A ANTHONY FISCELLA, ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENOR, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST ANTHONY L. FISCELLA A/K/A ANTHONY FISCELLA (DECEASED) 1314 KATCALONI AVE SEBRING, FL 33870 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Highlands County, Florida: The Northerly 34 feet of Lot 13 and the Southerly 34 feet of Lot 14, Block 116 of LAKE VIEW PLACE ADDITION, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 58, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, further described as follows: Commencing at a point on the Westerly right of way of Kat-Ca-La-Ni Avenue with its intersection with the common line dividing Lots 13 and 14; run thence in a Northerly direction along the right of way line of said Kat-Ca-La-Ni Avenue a distance of 34 feet; run thence Westerly and parallel to the aforesaid common line dividing the aforesaid Lots 13 and 14 to the rear lot line of said Lot 14; run thence along the rear lot line of said Lots 13 and 14 in a Southerly direction a distance of 68 feet; run thence parallel to the common dividing line between Lots 13 and 14 in an Easterly direction to the Westerly right of way line of kat-Ca-La-Ni Avenue; run thence Northerly along Kat-Ca-La-Ni Avenue right of way line 34 feet to the Point of Beginning. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, in THE NEWS SUN or on or before October 29, 2013; otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 17th day of September, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should, no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Court's disability coordinator at 590 S. COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, 8635344686. If hearing or voice impaired, contact (TDD) (800)955-8771 via Florida Relay System. (23472.1878/pi) September 22, 29, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 13000333PCAXMX Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF V ICTORIA WALKER GRANT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of VICTORIA WALKER GRANT, deceased, whose date of death was April 19, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS A FTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 15, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Audrea Williams 6452 E. Hawthorne Drive, Apt E USAF Academy, Colorado 80840 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Thomas E. Weiksnar Thomas E. Weiksnar, Esquire A ttorney for Audrea Williams Florida Bar Number: 0897256 GARY, WILLIAMS, PARENTI, ET AL 221 S.E. Osceola Street Stuart, FL 34994-2110 Telephone: (772) 283-8260 Fax: (772) 219-3365 E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: September 15, 22, 2013 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000315 DIVISION: HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR WELLS FARGO ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, MORTGAGE ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-PA6, Plaintiff, vs. MARIE E. GENTILE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 4, 2013, and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000315 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR WELLS FARGO ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, MORTGAGE ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-PA6, is the Plaintiff and MARIE E. GENTILE, SANDRA L. GLIDEWELL, are defendants, the Highlands County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 9th day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 52 AND THE WEST 39 FEET OF LOT 53, FRANCIS SPARTA ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1922 BAMBI CRT, SEBRING, FL 33875 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 in Highlands County, Florida this 4th day of September, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813)221-4743 11-76497 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 Rescheduled Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court, 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Tel. (863) 402-6591; Fax (863) 402-6664. 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Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any. other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice, please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. September 15, 22, 2013Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 314-9876 Then shop till you drop!


Page A10News-SunSunday, September 22, m NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A MIS TECHNICIAN II AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is developing a new job description for a MIS Technician II. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed new job description is to add a new position for a MIS Technician II. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: The minimum qualifications for a MIS Technician II: a high school diploma or equivalent; Competency in reading and mathematics as measured on the Science Research Association Reading Index Examination and the Science Research Association A rithmetic Index Examination with a minimum score of 80%; Minimum of documented one (1) year successful experience and/or training in a computer technical trade; Physical ability to do strenuous physical tasks during the performance of duties, to include lifting up to 50 pounds, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, pushing, climbing, etc.; Master of proper use and care of equipment, tools and materials related to the particular trade or craft; and Satisfactory clearance of a Criminal History Records check and drug screening. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b), Constitution of the State of Florida; Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-366 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF A NN O. BENNETT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ANN O. BENNETT, deceased, whose date of death was July 11, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce A venue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 15, 2013. A ttorney and Personal Representative: John K. McClure Personal Representative and A ttorney for Estate Florida Bar Number: 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 402-1888 Fax: (863) 402-2436 E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: September 15, 22, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 13-389PCAXMX Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ERNEST R. BUTLER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ERNEST R. BUTLER, deceased, whose date of death was A pril 21, 2013; File Number 13-389PCAXMX, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 15, 2013. /s/ Nancy J. Korsman Personal Representative 7544 Sierra Ridge Lane Lake Worth, FL 33463 / s/ Cynthia M. Briggs A ttorney for Personal Representative Email: Florida Bar No. 266566 Law Office of Cynthia M. Briggs 201 N. Federal Hwy., #115 Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 Telephone: (954) 428-7722 September 15, 22, 2013 1050Legals LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 22, 2013Page A11 9000 TransportationEXERCISE BIKENordic Track Intermix Acoustic. Like new. Originally $450. Will sell for $250. Call 863-381-1867. 8150Fitness & ExerciseEquipment 8000 RecreationSCOOTER "STREAMER Mobility Power Chair & Scooter. Brand New Assembled Never used. $850. Call 863-414-1212 7560Medical Supplies& EquipmentNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesSEBRING GARAGESALE : All proceeds go to a cancer patient without medical insurance. T.V's, furniture, clothes, and more. Come on down to 4201 Mackerel Dr. Sebring FL to check us out. Saturday possibly Sun. starting at 9 a.m. 7320Garage &Yard Sales 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 BREAKFAST NOOKTable and Corner Bench. Seats 4, Black. $65 OBO. 863-381-2600 7310Bargain BuysTABLE &4 CHAIRS 4 ft. Table with claw foot, Oak. $175.00 / Couch & Coffee table (oval), 2 End tables (round) glass tops, 2 matching lamps. SET $200. OBO. Call 724-448-3153 7180Furniture 7000 Merchandise SEBRING 3/2/2,EXECUTIVE HOME. New construction. 10' ceilings, stainless steel appl. including dishwasher & built in microwave, tile & wood floors. Most pets ok. 7524 Sun In Lake Blvd. $850/mo.+ $400 sec. 863-446-7274 SEBRING 3/2,with shed. Includes Lawn Care. $675/mo. + security. Call 863-253-1029 or 863-381-7967. SEBRING 3/2Carva Hills. Central Air/Heat. Nice neighborhood. Large yard. Small Pets ok. $700/mo. + sec. 941-748-2184 SEBRING -3BR, 1BA, Fenced yard All appliances, C/H/A. 1120 Edgemoor Ave. Near Woodlawn Elem. School. $200 Walmart gift card. $595/mo. Call 863-682-3699 AVON PARKLAKES Quiet neighborhood. No pets. $650/month. $500/security. 863-257-0726 AVON PARKClean, 2/2, 1 car garage House in safe, quiet neighborhood. Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, lawn service. No pets or Smoking. $700/mo. + $700 security. Call 863-452-5024 6300Unfurnished Houses 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsBEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING2BR/1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping. $595/mo. 863-381-1861 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING DUPLEX.CUTE 2/1, Tile floors, W/D Hook up, fenced yard, most pets ok. $550/mo.+$300 security. 1926 Theodore. Call 863-446-7274 SEBRING 2/1 Nice, Large, Newly remodeled, $500/mo.+ $500. sec. dep. 2202 Whiteman Ave. & 2019 Whiteman Ave. Call for details. 863-381-0357 or 863-446-2838. 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals 5000 Mobile Homes 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial SURVEY INSTRUMENTMAN For Local Land Surveying Co. Needs experience operating Topcon Total Station w/Recon & Trimble GPS. Apply in person w/resume at 16 North Lake Ave. Avon Park located on the Lake Ave. side of Hotel Jacaranda. 863-453-4113. 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. 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 SEBRING YARDWORK 3 hrs. every other week. $10/hr. Call 863-471-0974 SEBRING UPSCALESALON Needs Hair Dressers & Massage Therapist. Established Salon moved to new location. Reasonable Booth Rental Call 863-385-2728 or 863-414-6903 SEBRING BLOODBANK SUPERVISOR: To handle operations of Clinical Laboratory. Send resume to Highlands Regional Medical Center. Attn: John Ware, 3600 South Highlands Ave., Sebring Fl. 33870 SATELLITE INSTALLATIONTECH Needed, must have Truck / Van & basic tools, will train. Send resume to: 2100Help Wanted RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION COORDINATOR (FT) Application deadline: Please visit for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132. EA/EO. PICKUP &DELIVERY DRIVER/Thrift Store worker Part time to full time. Primarily for pickup and delivery of donated items; also assist with other duties at thrift store. Must have a clean driving record. Apply in person at NU-HOPE Elder Care Services,Inc. 6414 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. EOE DFWP Level II Background screening. LOCAL DRIVERWANTED P/T seasonal for Parcel Delivery must have at least 1 year of prior driving experience within the last 3 yrs. of driving commercial cargo van or larger. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass background and drug screening, must be able to lift 70lbs., be dependable and 21 yrs. or older. Send resume or go to Heartland Workforce. DR'S OFFICEin Lake Placid seeking MEDICAL ASSISTANT. Send reply to Box 128, The News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring FL,33870. DIRECT SUPPORTSTAFF NEEDED Qualified applicants must meet the following: 18yrs., High School Diploma or equivalent Valid Florida Drivers License 1 yr. verifiable experience in DD Field, Medical or Child Care Setting. Must pass Law Enforcement background screening and drug test. Apply in person at Sunrise Community Inc. 1014 6th Ave. South in Wachula. CAREER OPPORTUNITY,Turner Furniture is seeking a highly motivated Furniture Sales Associate. Sales exp. pref. Unlimited earning potential, medical benefits avail. Please submit resume to: BUILDING MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR (FT) Application deadline: 10/3/13. Please visit for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132. EA/EO/VETERAN'S PREF. 2 P/TPositions 1) Administrative Clerical Off. Mgr. 1) Lounge Mgr. Work & Personal ref. req. Fax resume to 863-465-4233 or call 863-465-0975 9am 1pm. LP Am. Llegion Post 25.DOCTORS CHOICEHH Medicare Agency Needing RN LPN PT OT MSW HHA Excellent Pay & Benefits For new Sebring office Fax resume 941-727-4112 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentFOUND FEMALEGolden Retriever Across from Veterans Beach. Older, thin, clipped hair. Call 863-386-4383 1200Lost & FoundCOMPANIONSHIP -Widow in 60's-Blond, Looking for Gentleman also in 60's that seeks companionship, that likes to dance, movies and has a "Love for Life" likes to talk & laugh. European or American reply to P.O. Box 7856, Sebring, Fl. 33872 1150PersonalsCHECK 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 1100AnnouncementsNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST HEARING NO. 1741 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the 8th day of October, 2013, beginning at 3:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the County Commissioners Board Room, Highlands County Government Center Building, 600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida, to consider a variance request to allow for a 23.76 and 24.35 foot front yard setback instead of the required 25 foot setback for an existing dwelling, within the area described as follows: An approximate 0.23 acre parcel located on Lake Carrie Drive, between Forester Avenue and Jonquil Street, on Lake Carrie; the address being 1068 Lake Carrie Drive, Lake Placid, FL; and legally described as follows: Lot 7, Block 166, Leisure Lakes, Section 4, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 29, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Any person or persons interested or affected by this change are invited to attend this hearing. You may submit comments in writing to the attention of Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervisor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-1926, or you may call (863) 402-6638, for further information. Please reference the above hearing number when calling or writing. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT THE TIME AND PLACE SPECIFIED ABOVE. ANY PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THIS COMMITTEE/GROUP, IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEETING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT, FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD WILL INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE UPON THE BASIS OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S DISABILITY STATUS. THIS NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY INVOLVES EVERY ASPECT OF THE THE BOARD'S FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING ONE'S ACCESS TO, PARTICIPATION, EMPLOYMENT OR TREATMENT IN ITS PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES. ANYONE REQUIRING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OR SECTION 286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, SHOULD CONTACT MRS. MELISSA BRUNS, ADA COORDINATOR AT 863-402-6509 (VOICE), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE 711, OR BY E-MAIL: MBRUNS@HCBCC.ORG REQUEST FOR CART OR INTERPRETER SERVICES SHOULD BE MADE AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE TO PERMIT COORDINATION OF THE SERVICE. ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING. ONE OR MORE LAKE PLACID TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING. Rick Ingler, Chairman September 22, 27, 2013 1050Legals NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 4.11 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that The School Board of Highlands County is developing an amendment to Rule 4.11, Student Progression Plan. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to amend the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to modify the plan to update in accordance with annual review and implementation of statutory and district changes and other corrective measures as deemed necessary. The following topics will be amended: Change language to Sunshine State Standards/Next Generation Sunshine State Standards/Common Core throughout; GENERAL INFORMATION: New legislation regarding SPP; Extra-curricular compliance; Policy for extra-curricular activities; Changes regarding EOC timelines and FCAT; Requirements regarding digital materials. ELEMENTARY: Added ACCEL. SECONDARY TRANSITION: Transfer student requirements. MIDDLE SCHOOL: Middle School Advanced Academic courses requirements; ACCEL; Revise EOC requirements; Revise remediation requirements; Middle School grading; Civics requirement revised; Career and Educational planning requirements; Revise State Satisfactory Performance Levels language; Revise District Satisfactory Performance Levels language. HIGH SCHOOL: Post-secondary preparation requirements 18 credit graduation option; Revise graduation option; Add dates to graduation chart; Graduation & Assessment requirements diploma designations; Insert chart regarding diploma requirements and designations and definition of standard diploma; ACCEL course expectations (3) revised CAP language; Revise Dual Enrollment language; Career Early Admission; Revise final grade for students by year; Revise course weighting; and Revise Satisfactory Performance language. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b), Constitution of the State of Florida; Sections 1001.31, 1001.41, 1001.43, 1001.51 and 1008.25, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Marlene Welborn), 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary September 22, 2013 the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendent=s office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Marlene Welborn), 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary September 22, 2013 1050Legals NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 2.70 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that The School Board of Highlands County is developing an amendment to Rule 2.70, Prohibiting Discrimination, Including Sexual and Other Forms of Harassment. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to amend the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to modify the policy pursuant to recent legislative guidelines. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: I. Policy Against Discrimination: A. No person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political or religious beliefs, national or ethnic origin, or genetic information, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subj ected to discrimination, except as provided by law, under any education program or activity; in any employment conditions or practices conducted by The School Board of Highlands County; or with respect to equal access to school facilities. B. The School Board shall comply with all state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination and are designed to protect the civil rights of applicants, employees, students, or other persons or organizations protected by applicable law, e.g., Boy Scouts of America or other Title 36 Youth Groups. The specific legal authority includes Sections 120.54, 1001.41, 1001.42 and 1012.23, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $150. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, pursuant to the provisions of the Fictitious Name Act, Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, as amended intends to register with the Secretary of State of the State of Florida, the fictitious name of ` `ROYAL CARE OF AVON PARK'', in Highlands County, Florida, under which the undersigned is engaged or will engage in business at: 1213 West Stratford Road, Avon Park, FL 33825. That the party interested in said business enterprise is as follows: Avon Park Royal Holdings, LLC, a Florida Corporation. Dated at Avon Park, Highlands County, Florida, this 18th day of September, 2013. Avon Park Royal Holdings, LLC a Florida Corporation By: Eli Strohli Manager A von Park Royal Holdings, LLC PO Box 546752 Surfisde, FL 33154 (305) 864-9191 September 22, 2013 of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Marlene Welborn), 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary September 22, 2013 1050Legals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results AGERO 3X10.5 AD # 00032464CITY OF SEBRING 2X4 AD # 00032532DAWN DELL 1X5 AD # 00032460 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00032008 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00032009


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By SCOTTCLAIR Daily News correspondentNAPLES After two straight losses, Golden Gate got back to playing winning football, defeating Lake Placid 35-14 Friday night at Titans Stadium. The victory sent the Titans (2-2) into their bye week on a positive note. Golden Gate returns to action in two weeks in a critical Class 5A-District 13 matchup at home against Immokalee. The blowout win, engineered by quarterback Tayl or Andersons 192 yards passing and three touchdown passes, provided the confidence boost the Titans needed after two lopsided losses last week to Naples High and Barron Collier. Junior running back Isaiah DHaiti had 95 yards and a score for the Titans, who By MICHAELKOLLIGIAN Herald Tribune correspondentSARASOTA Ask any head football coach what they want most to see in their team each week, and invariably, youre g oing to get a one-word a nswer Balance. Nobody understands this better than Cardinal Mooney head coach Josh Smithers, whose Cougars rode big-play efforts on offense, defense and special teams to a 28-0 shutout of the Avon Park Red Devils on Friday night at John Heath Field at Austin Smithers Stadium. Reese Vita overcame a week-long illness to pass for 117 yards and a touchdown, and Demardre Patterson rushed for 122 yards and two scores to lead the Mooney attack. The Cougar defense, led by Sean Morris and Alex Sobczak, played an equally By BRITTANY WHITTINGTON News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Sebring welc omed back Okeechobee into t heir gym after a long separ ation from their previous m atch up. And whereas in past it w as rare for the Streaks to c ome out on top, they were a ble to pull out a win in four o ver the Brahmans on T hursday night. The Blue Streaks started t he night out right with an a ce from Jordan Hinkle j umping out to a 3-2 lead. Akill by Caylin Webb a dded another point to the b oard. The Brahmans battled b ack to tie the score at 6, but t he Blue Streaks began to p ull away. Another Hinkle k ill raised the score 10-7. Soon after a Cadie OHern k ill tacked on two more p oints for the Streaks. S ebring went on a short 5-3 r un, but was put on pause a fter Okeechobee called a t imeout to settle down. Another Hinkle ace would k eep the run going 19-13. Asolo block and then tip b y OHern would put the S treaks just one point away f rom settling the set. Hannah Tucker followed w ith a kill to end the score 2 5-18. Sebring would start the s econd set similar to the first w ith a Webb kill 3-1. An ace by Samantha A llison would boost the s core 6-3 followed by an O Hern kill to make it 7-4. Okeechobee took a timeo ut to shift momentum at 138 but there were no stopping t he Streaks from scoring. ATucker kill would e xtend the lead to 19-11. But the Brahmans would p ick up the pace and close t he gap to three causing S ebring to use a timeout at 2 0-17. Consecutive kills by Hannah Gotch then Hinkle would put the score at 22-17, right before Hinkle would end the set with a kill 25-17. The Lady Streaks would fall in the third set to the Lady Brahmans with a good effort. Webb had the first kill making the score 3-1, but Okeechobee would slowly pull away forcing Sebring to use both of their timeouts throughout the set, the first at 15-10, then the second at 22-13 with the Streaks trailing during both timeouts. Sebring fell to the Brahmans 25-13, making the match go to the fourth and final set. Hinkle would go on a short run for the Streaks as she served an ace to make the score 3-1. Gotch would contribute to the ace party as she served two herself right after making the score 6-2. Okeechobee used their first timeout to slow the run. They were unsuccessful as another ace by Gotch and Tucker kill made the score 13-7, making the Brahmans use their second and final timeout. This timeout seemed to be more to their advantage as they picked up the pace and slowly crept closer to the Streaks lead. Okeechobee reached twenty and Sebring called a timeout at 24-20. S PORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, September 22, 2013 Dan Hoehne/News-S un Tiffani Broder sends this smash over the net Thursday, though the Lady Dragons would fall to visiting DeSoto. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Hannah Tucker keeps her eye on the ball as she rises for a kill attempt in Thursdays Sebring win over Okeechobee. Streaks set Brahmans straight See SEBRING, Page B3 By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID The past seven days have been a grind for Lake Placid volleyball, with the Lady Dragons playing nine matches from last Thursdays sweep of Frostproof and this Thursdays four-set loss to visiting DeSoto. In between was a trip to Orlando for a weekend tournament slate of five matches, winning three of them. Come Monday, it was another trip, to Clewiston where they took a win before finally returning home Tuesday to play host to and top county and district rival Avon Park in four sets. But while they looked in good shape early, holding a 20-17 lead in the opener against the Bulldogs, DeSoto went on a fivepoint run to flip the script and make it a 22-20 difference. The Dragons tied it soon enough, but the visitors took two of the next three points for a 25-23 win. The ladies in blue then took a 2-0 match lead with a 25-20 win before Lake Placid got a second wind and routed the Lady Bulldogs 25-15 in the thi rd set. But that burst of momentum seemed to be the last of the energy reserves the Dragons had left. They hung in for a whi le during the fourth set, but it slowly got away from them with DeSoto taking the set and match with a 25-18 win. We were tired, its bee n a long week, head coach Charlotte Bauder said. But it was still a great match against a good team and we had some big kill s and awesome stats. Among those stats were two Dragons recording kills in the teens as Tired Dragons tamed by Lady Bulldogs See LP, Page B3 It was still a great match against a good team.CHARLOTTEBAUDER Lake Placid head coach Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Ladante Harris leaves a wake of players in his path as he returns the opening kickoff for a touchdown in Sebrings win at LaBelle. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLABELLE The Blue Streaks survived a firsthalf scare Friday night and picked things up over the final 24 minutes to take a 26-8 win over the LaBelle Cowboys. Things started off in grand fashion as, after LaBelle won the coin toss and deferred, Ladante Harris made them pay, returning the opening kick up the right sideline 90 yards for an opening score and 7-0 lead 15 seconds into the game. But that was it for a while, and head coach LaVaar Scott knew why. They were still in Sebring, he said afterward. They werent here to play in the first half. Offensively that was the case, as drives would often see some flashes but couldnt be maintained. The defense, meanwhile, was its usual stubborn self, holding the Cowboys to three-andouts on their first two po ssessions. Their third possession did see a 30-yard pass play from A.J. Ayala to Michael Lopez, and an eight-yard frun from Jerome Baxter. But a no gain and then a tackle for loss by Jacquae Peart halted the drive at midfield. Sebrings following drive saw an 11-yard Giovanni Jenkins run, bu t it soon stalled and the Second-half surge sparks Streaks Sebring26LaBelle8 Golden Gate35Lake Placid14 Cardinal Mooney28Avon Park0 See STREAKS, Page B4 Devils cant contain Cougars See AP, Page B4 Titans topple Lake Placid See DRAGONS, Page B3


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. 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 with instruction on Fridays from 4:30-6 p.m. must be accompanied by an adult. Come out for instruction and a good time. Call Frank Peterson at 382-9541, or Donna Stanley at 441-4897 for more information.KOC Golf TourneyAVON PARK Knights of Columbu s Avon Park Council 14717 will host the 58th annual State Golf Tourney on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29 a t Sun N Lake Golf Club. For further details, contact or call 414-7702, or email or call 4712134.Golf FORE HomesSEBRING Mountain Top Productions presents the 2013 Golf FORE Homes tournament on Saturday Sept. 21, at the Country Club of Sebring The event benefits Highlands County Habitat for Humanity and the Masons Ridge project. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Four-person teams will be flighted by handicap. Entry fee includes a complimentary practice round, continental breakfast, goodie bags, prizes, snacks and beverages on the course and lunch and award s following play. A$2,000 hole-in-one is being sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and a chance to win a new vehicle is being sponsorted by Alan Jay Automotive Network. Entry fee is $260 per team, or $300 f or team and hole sponsorship. Download entry form at Contact Habitat for Humanity at 3857156 for additional information, or email team information to for the Cure TennisSEBRING The Highlands County Tennis Association (HCTA) will host its fourth annual Rally for the Cure tennis event at the Thakkar Tennis Center in the Country Club of Sebring Saturday, Oct. 26. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and play promptly at 9 a.m. The format is mens and womens do ubles. Each eight-game match will be played with a different partner against differen t opponents. In addition to fun tennis, participants will receive goodie bags, have opportun ities to win prizes and drawings, and receive a free annual subscription to a magazine of their choice. Lunch will be provided by Chicanes, Edible Arrangements and HCTAmembers. This event is a great way for men and women of all ages and levels of play to enjoy the game, to meet other tennis players, and to support a worthy cause. All proceeds go to the Rally for the Cure and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, a major fundraiser for breast cancer research and education. The registration fee is $25. To register or for more information, contact Judy at or 425-214-3996. Please preregister by October 21. AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB x-Boston9461.606 Tampa Bay8469.5499 Baltimore8172.52912 New York8173.52612.5 Toronto7083.45823 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit 9064.584 Cleveland8470.5456 Kansas City8172.5298.5 Minnesota6588.42524.5 Chicago6093.39229.5 West Division WLPctGB Oakland9163.591 Texas 8370.5427.5 Los Angeles7578.49015.5 Seattle 6787.43524 Houston51103.33140 x-clinched division ___ Thursdays Games Detroit 5, Seattle 4 Cleveland 2, Houston 1, 11 innings Toronto 6, N.Y. Yankees 2 Boston 3, Baltimore 1 Texas 8, Tampa Bay 2 Oakland 8, Minnesota 6 Fridays Games Cleveland 2, Houston 1, 7 innings N.Y. Yankees 5, San Francisco 1 Detroit 12, Chicago White Sox 5 Tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 4, 18 innings Boston 6, Toronto 3 Kansas City 2, Texas 1 Oakland 11, Minnesota 0 L.A. Angels 3, Seattle 2, 11 innings Saturdays Games Baltimore at Tampa Bay, late San Francisco at N.Y. Yankees, late Minnesota at Oakland, late Houston at Cleveland, late Chicago White Sox at Detroit, late Texas at Kansas City, late Toronto at Boston, late Seattle at L.A. Angels, late Sundays Games Houston (Bedard 4-11) at Cleveland (Kluber 9-5), 1:05 p.m. San Francisco (Petit 4-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 10-10), 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Er.Johnson 1-2) at Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 14-7), 1:08 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 13-12) at Boston (Doubront 10-6), 1:35 p.m. Baltimore (Feldman 5-4) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 12-9), 1:40 p.m. Texas (Ogando 7-4) at Kansas City (Shields 12-9), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 12-9) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 17-6), 3:35 p.m. Minnesota (De Vries 0-0) at Oakland (Gray 3-3), 4:05 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cabrera, DET532101184.346 Trout, LAA564108186.330 Mauer, MIN44562144.324 A. Beltre, TEX59583188.316 Cano, NYY57880179.310 HOME RUNS Davis, BAL 51 Cabrera, DET44 Encarnacion, TOR36 Trumbo, LAA34 Jones, BAL 32 Dunn, CHW 32 RUNS BATTED IN Cabrera, DET135 Davis, BAL 134 Jones, BAL 105 Fielder, DET105 Encarnacion, TOR104 Cano, NYY 104 WON-LOST Scherzer, DET20-3 Colon, OAK17-6 Wilson, LAA17-6 Tillman, BAL16-7 Moore, TB 15-4 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Sanchez, DET2.51 Colon, OAK2.64 Iwakuma, SEA2.76 Darvish, TEX2.81 Scherzer, DET3.00 SAVES J. Johnson, BAL47 Rivera, NYY 44 Holland, KC 44 Nathan, TEX 39 Balfour, OAK38 Reed, CHW 38NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta 9162.595 Washington8371.5398.5 Philadelphia7182.46420 New York6984.45122 Miami 5698.36435.5 Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis9064.584 Cincinnati8866.5712 Pittsburgh8866.5712 Milwaukee6885.44421.5 Chicago6490.41626 West Division WLPctGB x-Los Angeles8866.571 Arizona 7776.50310.5 San Diego7281.47115.5 San Francisco7183.46117 Colorado7184.45817.5 x-clinched division ___ Thursdays Games Pittsburgh 10, San Diego 1 San Francisco 2, N.Y. Mets 1 Chicago Cubs 5, Milwaukee 1 Colorado 7, St. Louis 6, 15 innings L.A. Dodgers 7, Arizona 6 Washington 3, Miami 2 Fridays Games Atlanta 9, Chicago Cubs 5 Cincinnati 6, Pittsburgh 5, 10 innings Washington 8, Miami 0 N.Y. Mets 6, Philadelphia 4 N.Y. Yankees 5, San Francisco 1 Colorado 9, Arizona 4 St. Louis 7, Milwaukee 6, 10 innings San Diego 2, L.A. Dodgers 0 Saturdays Games San Francisco at N.Y. Yankees, late Atlanta at Chicago Cubs, late Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, late Miami at Washington, late N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, late St. Louis at Milwaukee, late Arizona at Colorado, late L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, late Sundays Games San Francisco (Petit 4-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 10-10), 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 13-11) at Pittsburgh (Locke 10-6), 1:35 p.m. Miami (Flynn 0-2) at Washington (Haren 9-13), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (C.Torres 3-5) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 14-6), 1:35 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 12-8) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 8-16), 2:20 p.m. Arizona (Corbin 14-7) at Colorado (Nicasio 8-8), 4:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 15-3) at San Diego (Cashner 10-8), 4:10 p.m. St. Louis (J.Kelly 9-4) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 10-15), 8:05 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cuddyer, COL46872155.331 C. Johnson, ATL48752161.331 Carpenter, STL597121193.323 McCutchen, PIT55793180.323 Werth, WAS43681140.321 HOME RUNS Goldschmidt, ARI35 Alvarez, PIT 34 Bruce, CIN 30 Brown, PHL 27 J. Upton, ATL26 Gonzalez, COL26 RUNS BATTED IN Goldschmidt, ARI121 Freeman, ATL103 Bruce, CIN 103 Phillips, CIN101 Gonzalez, LAD98 WON-LOST Zimmermann, WAS19-8 Wainwright, STL17-9 De La Rosa, COL16-6 Liriano, PIT16-7 Greinke, LAD15-3 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Kershaw, LAD1.94 Fernandez, MIA2.19 Harvey, NYM2.27 Greinke, LAD2.75 Bumgarner, SF2.77 SAVES Kimbrel, ATL48 Soriano, WAS42 Chapman, CIN38 Mujica, STL 37 Romo, SF 35AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England2001.0003631 Miami2001.0004730 Buffalo110.5004546 N.Y. Jets110.5002830 South WLTPctPFPA Houston2001.0006152 Indianapolis110.5004141 Tennessee110.5004039 Jacksonville020.0001147 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore110.5004155 Cincinnati110.5004134 Pittsburgh020.0001936 Cleveland020.0001637 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City3001.0007134 Denver2001.0009050 Oakland110.5003630 San Diego110.5006161NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Dallas110.5005248 Philadelphia120.3337986 N.Y. Giants020.0005477 Washington020.0004771 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans2001.0003931 Atlanta110.5004847 Carolina020.0003036 Tampa Bay020.0003134 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago2001.0005551 Detroit110.5005549 Green Bay110.5006654 Minnesota020.0005465 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle2001.0004110 St. Louis110.5005155 San Francisco110.5003757 Arizona110.5004948 ___ Thursdays Game Kansas City 26, Philadelphia 16 Sundays Games San Diego at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Arizona at New Orleans, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Houston at Baltimore, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Carolina, 1 p.m. Detroit at Washington, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at New England, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 4:05 p.m. Indianapolis at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Jacksonville at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 4:25 p.m. Chicago at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m. Mondays Game Oakland at Denver, 8:40 p.m. (x-if necessary)CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS(Best-of-3) EASTERN CONFERENCE Washington 1, Atlanta 0 Thursday: Washington 71, Atlanta 56 Saturday: Atlanta at Washington, late x-Monday, Sept. 23: Washington at Atlanta, TBA Indiana 1, Chicago 0 Friday: Indiana 85, Chicago 72 Sunday, Sept. 22: Chicago at Indiana, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, Sept. 24: Indiana at Chicago, TBA WESTERN CONFERENCE Minnesota 1, Seattle 0 Friday: Minnesota 80, Seattle 64 Sunday, Sept. 22: Minnesota at Seattle, 5 p.m. x-Tuesday, Sept. 24: Seattle at Minnesota, TBA Phoenix 1, Los Angeles 0 Thursday: Phoenix 86, Los Angeles 75 Saturday: Los Angeles at Phoenix, late x-Monday, Sept. 23: Phoenix at Los Angeles, 10 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League NEW YORK YANKEESAnnounced the retirement of LHP Andy Pettitte at the end of the season. National League NEW YORK METSActivated 3B David Wright from the 15-day DL.HOCKEYNational Hockey League TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGAssigned F Adam Erne to Quebec (QMJHL).COLLEGEGEORGIA TECHSuspended G Chris Bolden for the first three games of the basketball season for an undisclosed violation of team rules. NORTH CAROLINA STATESigned baseball coach Elliott Avent through the 2018 season. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.McKeel Academy,6/7:30 p.m.; Swim vs.Avon Park,5:30 p.m.; Boys Golf at DeSoto,Bluffs,4 p.m.; Girls Golf vs.DeSoto,4 p.m.; Cross Country hosts meet,4:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Volleyball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Swim at All Saints,Winter Haven,5:30 p.m. Sebring TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf at All Saints,3:30 p.m.; Girls Golf at Jenkins,4 p.m.; Swim at Lake Gibson,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JVFootball at Frostproof,7 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Lake Gibson,Jenkins,4 p.m. SFSC TUESDAY: Volleyball at State College of Florida,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Volleyball vs.St.Petersburg,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Volleyball hosts SFSC Tournament,vs.St.Johns,1 p.m.,vs.Lake Sumter,7 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Girls Golf vs.Auburndale,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Swim at Lake Placid,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football at DeSoto,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m. M L B S U N D A Y 1 : 3 0 p m Baltimore at Tampa Bay . . . . . . S U N 2 p m Atlanta at Chicago Cubs . . . . . . W G N 8 p m St. Louis at Milwaukee . . . . . . . E S P N M O N D A Y 3 p m Baltimore at Tampa Bay . . . . . . S U N T U E S D A Y 7 p m Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees . . . . . S U N Times, games, channels all subject to change W N B A P L A Y O F F S S U N D A Y 3 p m Chicago at Indiana . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 5 p m Minnesota at Seattle . . . . . . . E S P N 2 M O N D A Y 7 p m Washington at Atlanta . . . . . . E S P N 2 T U E S D A Y 8 p m Indiana at Chicago . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 A U T O R A C I N G S U N D A Y 1 p m ALMS Circuit of the Americas . . . E S P N 2 2 p m NASCAR Sylvania 300 . . . . . . E S P N 4 : 3 0 p m Global Rallycross Championship . . . A B C 8 : 3 0 p m NHRA AAA Texas FallNationals . . E S P N 2 G O L F S U N D A Y N o o n PGA The Tour Championship . . . G O L F 1 p m PGA The Tour Championship . . . . N B C 7 p m PGA Pacific Links Championship . . G O L F N F L S U N D A Y 1 p m Houston at Baltimore . . . . . . . . C B S 1 p m Tampa Bay at New England . . . . . F O X 4 : 2 5 p m Jacksonville at Seattle . . . . . . . C B S 6 4 : 2 5 p m Indianapolis at San Francisco . . . C B S 1 0 8 : 2 0 p m Chicago at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . N B C M O N D A Y 8 : 2 5 p m Oakland at Denver . . . . . . . . E S P N LIVESPORTSONTV Major League Baseball WNBA Playoffs Transactions National Football League Page B2 News-SunSunday, September 22, 2013 rf


p layed before a homecoming c rowd. The key moment came a fter an illegal blocking p enalty wiped out a first d own and set the Titans 15 y ards back. Anderson hit Patrick V olcy for 10 yards and the j unior took care of the rest, s printing down the sideline, s tiff-arming a Dragons d efender, while tiptoeing the f inal few yards into the endz one. The score, barely a minute a fter Lake Placid had tied t he game on and Eldon McKenzie one-yard plunge into the end zone, put the Titans up for good. After playing two games in six days last week, Anderson tweaked his knee last Monday against Naples. Regardless, he was 6-for-9 passing, and wasted little time taking control against the Dragons. On the second play from scrimmage, Anderson connected with tight end Camron Enyart for a 62-yard score. The duo hooked up again in the third quarter on a 10yard passing score. Enyart added a third touchdown with about three minutes left, with the Dragons adding one final score on a Foster Walker run with 30 seconds left to play to provide for the final margin. As a point of interest around this game, Lake Placid was venerable area coach John Webbers first coaching job in Florida some thirty years ago. Webber moved on to Immokalee, becoming a local legend while leading the Indians to a state title in 2004. Looking to rebound from their own two-game losing streak, Lake Placid heads into their Homecoming week ready to face the Poinciana Eagles. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 22, 2013 Page B3 biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 3 1 9 7 5 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; new ad w/sharon hoover; 0 0 0 3 2 2 7 8 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 9/22/12 p/u; 0 0 0 3 2 4 6 3 The next and final point would be made by a nice defensive joust at the net by OHern closing the match 25-20. The thing that I want to push with these girls is that they have such great talent, they just need to put it all together, said Sebring head coach Venessa Sinness. It s the little things, and they know that. Its all mental. The Streaks return to the court again Tuesday in a district contest against DeSoto at home. Sebring fell in five to the Lady Bulldogs on the road Thursday, Sept. 5. Continued from B1 Dan Hoehne/News-S un Lindsey Whittington celebrates a point in Sebrings four-set win over the Lady Brahmans Thursday. Sebring wins in 4 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Breauna Corley goes up for a block of this DeSoto shot Thursday night. J acalyn Baldwin tallied 14 s mashes and Breauna Corley 1 3. Mary Grace Bates did her u sual bang-up job in the b ack court, totaling a whopp ing 31 digs, with help from B ella Caraballos 13 and D anielle Daigles 11. Baldwin and Bates each h ad four service aces, Corley h ad 2.5 blocks and setter A ndrea Barajas dished out 3 3 assists on the night. After a much-needed and w ell-earned weekend off, L ake Placid is back into a nother busy, three-match w eek. Monday sees a non-dist rict tilt at Lake Wales, T uesday a district home m atch with Frostproof and a T hursday visit from C lewiston. Continued from B1 LP ends successful week on a down note Dan Hoehne/News-Sun files Imani Tate and the Lady Red Devils bounced back from Tuesdays defeat to get another District 9-4A win Thursday night at McKeel Academy. Avon Park came out strong and rushed to a 2-0 lead with 25-18 and 25-21 wins in the opening two sets. But the Lady Wildcats came back to record consecutive 2521 wins to tie the match up at 2 sets apiece. But the Lady Devils were able to right themselves and wrestle the tie-breaker away for a 15-11 win to take the match. It was also a good sign to get the win on the Wildcats floor, as the district tournament this year is at McKeel. Theres still a ways to go in the regular season, however, as Avon Park heads to Lake Wales Tuesday in nondistrict action, and will travel to Hardee on Thursday. AP wins at McKeel Continued from B1 Dragons gotten by Golden Gate rf rnt


Page B4 News-SunSunday, September 22, 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 Streaks lined up for the punt at their own 27. Abad snap, however, sent the ball back into the end zone for a safety and it was now 7-2 with 5:21 left in the half. Sebring then kicked off and LaBelle had its one sustained drive of the night. Twelve plays over the next 5:08 moved them from their own 38 to the Blue Streak two, from where Baxter found an opening and zipped into the end zone. The extra point was blocked and the Cowboys went into the halftime break with an 8-7 lead. But things would soon turn around for the visitors. Duran Randolph broke up a pass play to half LaBelles opening drive and Sebring came right back on a Connor Cook to Jordyn Blount pass from six yards out for a score at the 7:49 mark of the third. The Streaks had actually faced fourth and five and had lined up for the punt, but pulled off a fake with Jenkins scampering 42 yards to set up the score. Sebrings defense forced two more three-and-outs and then had a two-and-out when they forced and recovered a fumble at the Cowboy 30. Apersonal foul penalty against LaBelle then put the ball at the 15 and it took just one play for Harris to again break away up the sideline for a touchdown, making it 20-8 with 9:29 to go in the game. The Cowboys did then move into Sebring territory, with Ayala strikes of 15 and 11 yards to Eduardo Gonzalez and Lopez, respectively. But Ayalas next pass attempt was picked off by Harris and returned to midfield. Jenkins then rumbled off a 35-yard run and a facemask penalty on LaBelle moved the ball inside the 10. Willie Allen barged it down to the one and Jair Watson, now in at quarterback, then rolled out to the right and took it in himself at the 5:25 mark to put the finishing touch on the win. We talked to them at halftime and it was good to see them respond a play a good second half, Scott said. The defense kept us in it and then the offense started to click. Now we go into our bye week at a good time. They have to know they need to play like they did in the second half if we want to compete with the Winter Havens, Lake Regions and Lake Gibsons. Which constitutes the Streaks district slate. The will have the extra week to rest and prepare, but then it is into the District 11-6Aschedule on Friday, Oct. 4, with a visit from the Lake Region Thunder. Continued from B1 Dan Hoehne/News-S un Duran Randolph breaks up this pass intended for LaBelles Michael Lopez Friday in Sebrings 26-8 win over the Cowboys. Streaks win with big night from Harris Associated PressAmerican 35, Goleman 0 Anclote 24, Ridgewood 0 Apopka 44, Boone 14 Archbishop Curley 47, Ransom Everglades 14 Armwood 27, Robinson 0 Atlantic Coast 36, Oakleaf 20 Atlantic Community 27, Forest Hill 12 Auburndale 49, Tenoroc 0 Aucilla Christian 54, John Paul II Catholic 26 Barrington Christian Academy 42, Coral Springs Christian 6 Bayside 26, South Fork 5 Berean Christian 39, Palmer Trinity 0 Bishop Kenny 45, Wolfson 18 Bishop Moore 27, Mount Dora 7 Bishop Snyder 36, Arlington Country Day 12 Bishop Verot 45, Doral Academy Charter 14 Blake 46, Lennard 6 Blountstown 48, South Walton 14 Boca Raton Community 28, Palm Beach Central 23 Booker 37, DeSoto County 17 Boynton Beach 48, Archbishop McCarthy 0 Bozeman School 24, Holmes County 6 Bradford 25, The Villages 8 Bronson 42, Branford 12 Cambridge Christian 49, Keswick Christian 0 Cape Coral 40, Cypress Lake 0 Cardinal Gibbons 30, Boyd Anderson 0 Cardinal Mooney 28, Avon Park 0 Cardinal Newman 24, Jupiter 21 Carrollwood Day 60, Calvary Christian-Clearwater 39 Chamberlain 14, King 0 Champagnat Catholic 16, Dade Christian 6 Charles Flanagan 35, Cypress Bay 13 Chiefland 34, Newberry 0 Citrus 63, Ocala Forest 7 Clay 48, Ponte Vedra 21 Clearwater Central Catholic 49, Shorecrest Prep 0 Cocoa 31, Delray American Heritage 10 Columbia 66, Terry Parker 13 Community School of Naples 45, St. Stephens Episcopal 6 Coral Gables 30, Christopher Columbus Catholic 27 Coral Reef Senior 21, Miami Killian 20, OT Coral Springs 39, Coral Glades 9 Coral Springs Charter 26, Benjamin 6 Cottondale 30, Sneads 20 Countryside 45, St. Petersburg Northeast 0 Creekside 34, Nease 19 Deerfield Beach 47, Douglas 31 Dillard 37, Coconut Creek 25 Dixie County 38, Williston 32 Dr. Phillips 62, Colonial 22 Dunnellon 27, Santa Fe 6 Dwyer 50, Palm Beach Lakes 6 East Bay 14, Spoto 6 East Lake 61, Clearwater 16 East Ridge 31, East River 28 Eastside 34, Belleview 31 Ed White 42, Englewood 0 Escambia 24, Pine Forest 7 Eustis 27, Lake Highland 7 Everglades 30, Western 0 Faith Christian 49, Ormond Beach Calvary Christian 0 Father Lopez Catholic 24, Deltona 7 Fernandina Beach 33, Episcopal 3 First Academy-Leesburg 49, Ocala Christian Academy 7 First Academy-Orlando 42, Trinity Prep 20 First Baptist 30, Southwest Florida Christian 6 Fivay 35, Lecanto 20 Fleming Island 42, Buchholz 20 Florida Christian 41, Marathon 7 Florida School for the Deaf and Blind 41, Seacoast Christian 20 Fort Lauderdale University 57, Somerset Academy 0 Fort Pierce Central 51, Martin County 13 Fort White 35, Chiles 14 Foundation Academy 35, Taylor 17 Frostproof 56, Bishop McLaughlin 0 Gainesville 34, Lake Weir 14 Gaither 17, Tampa Freedom 0 Gateway Charter 39, Fort Myers Canterbury 27 George Jenkins 30, Bartow 10 Glades Central 31, Blanche Ely 21 Glades Day 30, Jupiter Christian 12 Godby 50, Leon 9 Golden Gate 35, Lake Placid 14 Graceville 42, Wewahitchka 0 Gulliver Prep 36, Key West 17 Hallandale 54, Pembroke Pines 7 Hamilton County 25, Maclay 10 Harmony 6, Gateway 0 Harvest Community School 47, Eagles View 0 Heritage 44, Jensen Beach 10 Hernando 27, Weeki Wachee 10 Hilliard 62, Hawthorne 8 Hillsborough 51, Leto 3 Hudson 15, Wesley Chapel 6 Ida S. Baker 33, Riverdale 28 IMG Academy 47, Ocala Trinity Catholic 23 Immokalee 26, Barron Collier 3 Indian Rocks 34, Northside Christian 0 Island Coast 40, Lemon Bay 21 John Carroll Catholic 56, Pope John Paul II 35 John I. Leonard 38, Spanish River 7 Kathleen 42, Ridge Community 13 Keys Gate 49, Highlands Christian 0 Keystone Heights 35, Umatilla 7 Kings Academy 17, Clewiston 14 Kissimmee Osceola 35, Liberty 7 Lafayette 41, FAMU Developmental Research 12 Lake Brantley 45, University (Orange City) 6 Lake Howell 27, Ocoee 20, OT Lake Mary 21, DeLand 17 Lake Wales 55, Mulberry 0 Lake Worth 34, Olympic Heights 14 Lakeland Christian 27, Berkeley Prep 24, 2OT Lakeland 39, Haines City 18 Lakewood 24, Gibbs 14 Lakewood Ranch 42, Braden River 31 Land OLakes 45, Mitchell 21 Largo 34, Jesuit 14 Liberty County 64, Franklin County 0 Lyman 35, Sanford Seminole 7 Manatee 66, Sarasota 7 Mandarin 42, West Port 14 Melbourne 44, Eau Gallie 13 Merritt Island 24, Astronaut 20 Miami Beach 21, Miami 0 Miami Carol City 28, Miami Northwestern 15 Miami Ferguson 26, Braddock 16 Miami Norland 19, Homestead 17 Middleburg 30, R.E. 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Walton Beach 7 River Ridge 21, Gulf 7 Rocky Bayou Christian 49, Oak Hall 0 Rutherford 37, Arnold 7 Sandalwood 26, Flagler Palm Coast 17 Santa Fe Catholic 26, Merritt Island Christian 22 Sarasota Riverview 55, Lehigh 15 Satellite 10, Titusville 7 Seabreeze 42, New Smyrna Beach 13 Sebring 26, LaBelle 8 Seminole Osceola 34, Boca Ciega 14 Sickles 44, George Steinbrenner 17 South Fort Myers 35, Fort Myers 13 South Lake 48, Lake Region 8 South Sumter 38, Zephyrhills 15 Southeast 41, Bayshore 27 Space Coast 27, Cocoa Beach 20 Springstead 14, Sunlake 13 St. Augustine 28, Bartram Trail 27 St. Cloud 52, Celebration 0 St. Edwards 14, Victory Christian 13 St. John Neumann 40, Evangelical Christian 14 St. Johns Country Day 28, Temple Christian 12 St. Joseph Academy 39, City of Life 26 St. Petersburg Canterbury 37, Bradenton Christian 0 St. Petersburg Catholic 35, Admiral Farragut 10 Stranahan 33, Suncoast 26 Strawberry Crest 46, Brandon 0 Tampa Bay Tech 32, Wiregrass Ranch 0 Tampa Catholic 39, Fort Meade 13 Taravella 20, South Plantation 14 Tarpon Springs 43, Dunedin 7 Tate 28, West Gadsden 0 Trenton 56, Bell 6 Trinity Christian-Jacksonville 6, Madison County 3 Union County 39, Interlachen 0 University Christian 45, Christs Church 0 Venice 41, Charlotte 14 Viera 38, Sebastian River 7 Village Academy 30, Orangewood Christian 10 Wakulla 20, Taylor County 14 Walton 33, Chipley 31, OT Warner Christian 52, Trinity Christian-Deltona 6 Wellington 23, West Broward 0 West Boca Raton Community 20, Royal Palm Beach 6 West Florida 59, Mosley 20 West Nassau County 38, Baldwin 0 West Orange 41, Leesburg 14 Westminster Academy 21, Coral Shores 13 Wharton 41, Riverview 14 Windermere Prep 45, Seven Rivers Christian 0 Winter Haven 28, Evans 0 Winter Park 27, Orlando University 22 Yulee 32, Forrest 6 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Lake Mary Prep vs. Melbourne Central Catholic, ccd. Fridays Prep Scores big role in the victory, forcing six turnovers and scoring the opening touchdown of the game. Thats a good football team we played tonight, said Smithers, moments after coaching the Cougars to their second-consecutive 3-0 start. We knew Avon Park was going to be a challenge but our defense responded and our special teams played tough. To shut out a battletested team like that? It's a great victory for us. Mooney opened the scoring midway through the first quarter, when a swarming Cougar defense led by co-captains Jonah Schopfer and Clarke Horne forced a fumble at the Avon Park 49. An alert Morris scooped up the loose ball in stride and took off down the left sideline. When the junior stopped running 51 yards later, he had his second defensive touchdown in as many games and gave the Cougars a 7-0 lead. Im a defensive player at heart, so scoring defensive touchdowns is like a dream come true for me, said Morris. The Cougar offense got in on the scoring at 7:39 of the second quarter, when Vita fired a bullet to a wideopen Morris for an impressive, 50 yard touchdown, his fourth of the season, to make it 14-0. We have some great speed weapons on offense, and Sean did an excellent job of getting open down field for that touchdown catch, said Vita. The remainder of the half belonged to Sobczak, as the hard-nosed sophomore stopped an Avon Park drive with an interception at the Mooney 7-yard line and later, forced and recovered a fumble at midfield when he bowled into Avon Park punt returner Christian Suarez with a perfectlytimed hit. Its all about flying to the ball, said Sobczak, who added another interception later in the game. Fumbles, interceptions, we work on these things every week, and when you practice as hard as we do, big plays happen. The turnover was converted to points in less than three minutes, when Patterson took a no-look pitch from Vita and raced around right end to give th e Cougars a commanding, 210 halftime lead. Patterson, who played what Smithers described a s the best game of his career iced the victory at 10:51 of the fourth quarter with a 1 7yard dash to give the Cougars their final margin of victory. Mooney will look to remain undefeated when they host Tampa Catholic next week, while Avon Par k will look to get back to the winning form they showed in the Kickoff Classic whe n they host Lakeland Christian for their Homecoming game. Continued from B1 AP looks ahead to Homecoming


Special to the News-SunSEBRING Join thous ands of volunteers all across t he country for 20th annual N ational Public Lands Day. H eartland area residents may c hoose from two resource m anagement projects at H ighlands Hammock State P ark from 9 a.m. to noon S aturday, Sept. 28. Park staff a nd the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation C ommissions Ridge Rangers a re teaming up to remove s and pines in a major Scrubj ay habitat restoration proje ct. The objective is to clear o vergrown pines and return t he acreage to oak scrub. C ompleting this restoration w ill expand endangered S crub-jay territory and i ncrease the numbers of b reeding pairs. Cutting down s and pines requires moderate t o heavy exertion. Groups a nd individuals may register a t ent/NPLD2013HHSP. Visit for a complete list of Ridge Ranger events from Lake Louisa State Park in the north to Archbold Biological Station in the south. Trail maintenance, the second project, is rated light to moderate in exertion. Volunteers can trim protruding vegetation and overhanging vines from park trails. Trails are currently in need of maintenance after the onslaught of heavy summer rains. Call the Park Services Specialist at 471-5324 to sign up to volunteer or to obtain more information. Visit -sites/highlands-hammockstate-park-1. Scout troops earning badges and school clubs or students requiring community service hours, are welcome to register as groups or individuals. Volunteers should register by the close of business on Thursday. Wear sturdy shoes and protective clothing, i.e., long pants, long sleeves, and a hat. Bring work gloves, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and sun glasses. Drinking water and equipment will be provided, but additional loppers, brush cutters, and hand saws from home will be helpful. Bring a hikers water bottle to keep refills at hand. Light refreshments courtesy the Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park will be provided afterwards, so register in advance. When many of us see a l adybug, we may think its a s ymbol of good luck. This idea may come from a common belief that ladybugs saved crops back in the Middle Ages. Legend has it that aphids were annih ilating crops in Europe and t he land owners prayed for h elp. Ladybugs came in and s aved the day by consuming t he aphids and the crops w ere spared. Or it could simply be b ecause ladybugs are welc ome guests in most gardens a nd to have them present is a f orm of natural pest control. The name ladybug is a b it misguided. In fact, ladyb ugs are not true bugs at all. T hey are members of the o rder Coleoptera, which is a nother term for beetles. T rue bugs are from the order H emiptera. Ladybugs underg o the larva and pupa stages w e know as metamorphosis. Like the beetle, they have a hard covering on their wings, which serves as protection. Another form of protection for the brightly colored creature is their ability to secrete a nasty-tasting liquid that most birds and other predators dont care for. The fluid oozes out of its leg joints and has a nasty smell. They have also been known to play dead to discourage critters from making a meal of them. Their bright orange-red color is also a detractor for many predators since most intensely colored creatures are poisonous. Their claim to fame is that they love to eat aphids, the nasty pests that gardeners would love to be rid of. It is believed the ladybugs eat thousands of these tiny creatures in their lifetimes. Even when in the larval stage, ladybugs dine on aphids and other garden pests. As adults, ladybugs have features that enable them to find prey they have wings to fly, six legs to climb and antennae to sense movement. When dining on their minuscule meals, the ladybugs mouth works from side to side with its powerful jaws. Ladybugs may form extremely large groups. It is believed that they clump together to stay warm in the winter. Some groups have included over a million ladybugs. Another interesting thing about these colorful insects is their lifespan. They live longer than many types of insects. Depending on the availability of food, the weather and abundance or lack of predators, ladybugs can live to the ripe old age of three to 12 months. Ladybugs are attracted to flowers that have bowlshaped blooms, such as tulips and lilies. Since their structure entraps water, these blooms keep it nice and cool and provide a nice place for the spotted bugs to live. The tiny, round, yellow eggs they produce can usually be spotted in clusters on leaves where the plant remains at the coolest temperature, most likely the leaves located nearest the ground. When food is scarce, a female ladybug may lay extra eggs, some of which may be infertile. The reason she does this is to provide a food source for the larvae that hatched from the fertile eggs. After the eggs are placed, those that succeed will hatch within the next couple of weeks. The larvae stage lasts for about one month and the pupal stage about 15 days. Once the ladybug has achieved the larvae and pupae stages, it becomes and adult and is recognizable as the bright orange, black spo tted insect that we are familiar with. As with other beetles, ladybugs have a hard covering on their wings that serve as protection. They can also fly with wings that move approximately 85 times per second. This may sound fast, but in reality ladybugs are somewhat slow in flight compared to other insects. For a number of reasons, it would seem that ladybugs arent thought of as typical creepy bugs, but as a source of amazement and wonder. They are very bright and cheerful looking creatures and they actually help keep the less desirable bugs out of our gardens. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 22, 2013 Page B5 church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 0 SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 9/1,22; 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 HIGHLANDS LITTLE THEATRE PP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; tenor; 0 0 0 3 2 4 0 0 Courtesy photo Ladybugs are popular garden insects because of their ability to eat thousands of aphids within their lifetime. Ladybugs serve as natures pest control Outoors News From The Watershed Corine Burgess Volunteers needed for Public Lands Day Courtesy photo Ranger Brenda Broder trimming a cabbage palm frond.


Special to the News-SunSEBRING The H eartland Cultural Alliance w ill present a new way of l ooking at digital photograp hy through the art of Patty L loyd.The artists Fractal P sychedelic photography w ill be shown on metal, w ood, canvas, framed prints, a s well as note cards and p ostcards.This exhibit will o ccupy both HCAgalleries a t the Sebring Regional A irport. The opening celebration w ill be from 5-7 p.m. on F riday at the Sebring A irport. Edibles, punch ( leaded and regular) and soft d rinks will be served.The e vent is open to the public a nd free. The show will open with a 1 960s-themed party. E veryone is encouraged to w ear clothes reflecting t hes (bell bottoms, sand als, tie-dyes, skinny ties, m iniskirts, boots, head bands b erets etc.) for a chance to w in a pizza from Papa Johns a nd a special prize from the a rtist. Background music from t he Beach Boys and others w ill be played from old 45 v inyl records. For more information, contact Fred Leavitt at 863402-8238 or email info@HeartlandCulturalAllia Page B6 News-SunSunday, September 22, 2013 CENTRAL SECURITY; 3.639"; 3"; Black plus three; process, #1 main A; 0 0 0 3 2 4 2 9 JC PENNEY; 7.444"; 15"; Black plus three; process, IO085091358136 #1; 0 0 0 3 2 4 5 0 Arts & Entertainment HCA to feature Lloyds Fractal Psychedelic photography Courtesy photos Patty Lloyds Fractal Psychedelic photography will be shown on metal, wood, canvas, framed prints, as well as note cards and postcards at two HCA galleries. Courtesy photo A uthor Rhoda A. Ross (left) delivers 22 copies of A W ildflower for All Seasons to Terri Sinclair at Memorial Elementary School. Ross had the opportunity to deliver sponsored copies of her book A Wildflower for All Seasons into Avon and Memorial Elementary Schools. A special thank you goes to Avon Park Breakfast Rotary and other individual sponsors in our community for chipping in to buy books for these two schools. Visit Rosss website at to preview A Wildflower for All Seasons. Ross donates more books


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 22, 2013Page B7 lindsey's wish; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, lyndsey's wish; 0 0 0 3 1 9 7 4 Fla Hospital; 11.25"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 3 2 5 2 6 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Local artist L inda Kegley has just comp leted painting two polyresin s culptures for ASeahorse D ream in Ft. Myers A S eahorse Dream is a public a rt project created to help r aise funds for the new G olisano Childrens Hospital i n Ft. Myers. The name of her large seah orse is Alpha Betty: The F lorida ABC Horse. The i nspiration was the name of o ne of Kegleys paintings, Florida ABCs that feat ures Floridas flora and f auna representing each lett er of the alphabet. The 15I nch sculpture, which was p ainted under a magnifying l amp with micro-brushes, is n amed Alpha-Bitty. The work, sponsored by t he Montage Womens Club, r equired about 90 hours of p ainting and the seahorses a re now in Ft. Myers being c lear-coated for display. The f irst public display of the s eahorses will be Nov. 20 at t he Harborside Event Center o n Bay Street in downtown F t. Myers. Decorated Seahorses will b e displayed in Glades, H endry, Collier, Lee and C harlotte Counties and at s ponsorslocations in late 2013. The sculptures will be in venues around Ft. Myers this fall and winter and some (including Kegleys) will be auctioned off at a Gala on March 7 at the Sanibel Harbour Resort. To see Kegleys fall schedule and recent works, visit her website at Seahorse dreams a reality for local artist Courtesy photo Local artist Linda Kegley has just completed painting two polyresin sculptures for A Seahorse Dream in Ft. Myers. Arts & Entertainment Special to the News-SunLAKEPLACID The Caladium Arts and C rafts Cooperative is offering artisan and c rafter spaces inside its classroom for the O ctober, November and December 1st F riday Tour Lake Placid. This is a perfect o pportunity to sell your art and craft items f or the holiday season. They are also offering wall space for the photographer, painter, mixed media artist or your special art. This is limited spacing, so please contact the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative for an application or for further information please call Judy Nicewicz at 863-273-1339 or 386-0123. Visit the Co-op on the next 1st Friday Tour on Oct. 4 from 4-8 p.m. Artists and crafters wanted for 1st Friday Tour


Page B8 News-SunSunday, September 22, 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. Miley Cyrus, Wrecking Ball (RCA) 2. Lorde, Royals (Republic) 3. Avicii, Wake Me Up (Avicii Music AB) 4. Katy Perry, Roar (Capitol) 5. Drake, Hold On, Were Going Home (Cash Money Records) 6. JAY Z, Holy Grail (Roc Nation) 7. Lady Gaga, Applause (Interscope Records) 8. Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines (Star Trak, LLC) 9. Miley Cyrus, We Cant Stop (RCA) 10. Imagine Dragons, Radioactive (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope) Most viral tracks 1. Arcade Fire, Reflektor (Arcade Fire Music, LLC) 2. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 22, 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 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 8:30 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, Rev. John Bryant, 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 T elevisionNielson Ratings Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 9-15. Listings include the weeks ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: San Francisco at Seattle, NBC, 20.54 million. 2. Football Rain Delay, NBC, 17.84 million. 3. NFL Football: Philadelphia at Washington, ESPN, 16.52 million. 4. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick, NBC, 15.22 million. 5. Minutes, CBS, 12.45 million. 6. Football Night in America, NBC, 11.31 million. 7. NFL Football: Houston at San Diego, ESPN, 10.95 million. 8. Americas Got Talent (Wednesday), NBC, 10.08 million. 9. Under the Dome, CBS, 9.72 million. 10. Americas Got Talent (Tuesday), NBC, 9.24 million. 11. Duck Dynasty, A&E, 9.14 million. 12. NCIS, CBS, 9.07 million. 13. NFL Football: N.Y. Jets at New England, NFLN, 8.79 million. 14. Miss America Competition, ABC, 8.59 million. 15. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 8 million. Best-SellersWall Street Journal FICTION 1. W Is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (G.P. Putnams Sons) 2. Never Go Back by Lee Child (Delacorte) 3. The Mayan Secrets by Clive Cussler (Penguin Group) 4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books) 5. The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) 6. Inferno by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 7. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers) 8. Second Watch by J.A. Jance (William Morrow & Co.) 9. Robert B. Parkers Damned by Michael Brandman (G.P. Putnams Sons) 10. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) NONFICTION 1. W Is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (G.P. Putnams Sons) 2. Never Go Back by Lee Child (Delacorte) 3. The Mayan Secrets by Clive Cussler (Penguin Group) 4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books) 5. The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) 6. Inferno by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 7. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers) 8. Second Watch by J.A. Jance (William Morrow & Co.) 9. Robert B. Parkers Damned by Michael Brandman (G.P. Putnams Sons) 10. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. W Is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (G.P. Putnams Sons) 2. Never Go Back by Lee Child (Delacorte) 3. The Mayan Secrets by Clive Cussler (Penguin Group) 4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books) 5. The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) 6. Inferno by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 7. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers) 8. Second Watch by J.A. Jance (William Morrow & Co.) 9. Robert B. Parkers Damned by Michael Brandman (G.P. Putnams Sons) 10. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) NONFICTION E-BOOKS 1. W Is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (G.P. Putnams Sons) 2. Never Go Back by Lee Child (Delacorte) 3. The Mayan Secrets by Clive Cussler (Penguin Group) 4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books) 5. The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) 6. Inferno by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 7. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers) 8. Second Watch by J.A. Jance (William Morrow & Co.) 9. Robert B. Parkers Damned by Michael Brandman (G.P. Putnams Sons) 10. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)


Page B10 News-SunSunday, September 22, 2013 gala tickets; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main A gala tickets; 0 0 0 3 2 1 9 1 DR. SEVIGNY, MARK; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, trunk show; 0 0 0 3 2 4 3 4 Courtesy photo Hardee County native and 36-year classroom veteran Chip Ballards fourth book, Front Porch Ramble, is now available and may be purchased at most major bookstores, from RoseHeart Publishing, or Autographed copies may be obtained from the author, who can be reached via email at or cell phone at 863-448-6494. His website is Arts & Entertainment Ballard has new book Space available at annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival SEBRING Opportunities f or non-profit organizations t o secure discounted vendor s pace is available during the 4 7th Annual Fine Arts & C rafts Festival, which will b e held in Downtown S ebring from 9 a.m. to 4 p .m. Saturday, Nov. 2 and is o rganized by the Highlands A rt League (HAL). The d eadline for non profit o rganizations to secure space i s 5 p.m. Oct. 1 and the disc ounted fee is $60. To inquire about vendor s pace (for non profits or a rtists) and/or remaining s ponsorships, visit w o rcall 385-5312. CROSSWORDSOLUTION


DearAbby: The other day, while backing out of a parking space, I nearly hit a woman who was walking behind my car with her toddler son. I didnt see them because I was dialing my cellphone and was distracted. The woman rightfully yelled at me to pay attention and get off my phone, and although she was gracious and encouraged me to consider it a wake-up call, I didnt react as kindly to her out of embarrassment. Instead, I became defensive and didnt apologize, even though it was my fault. I shudder to think of what might have happened, and I admit this wasnt the first close call Ive had. Im a married mother of two and should know better. While I cant go back and find her, I hope the woman sees this letter. I want her to know that because of that incident, I now lock my purse and phone in the trunk or place them on the backseat out of reach before I start my car. This way, I avoid the temptation to look at messages or make a call. I have also asked my kids to keep me accountable by reminding me if I happen to forget. They will be driving in a few years, and I want to set a good example for them. Please pass this idea along especially to moms like me who try to multitask in the car. Hands On The Wheel in California DearHands On The Wheel: Your suggestion of placing your purse and phone on the backseat out of reach is a good one. You are really lucky you didnt kill or seriously injure that mother and her child. Regardless of whether or not the woman sees your letter, I hope it will remind other drivers of the danger of driving while distracted. And while Im on the subject, I read an article recently that discussed distracted WALKING. According to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, this has caused an increase in pedestrian deaths. In 2011, more than 1,500 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms because of injuries they suffered while using a portable electronic device. The safest course of action for drivers AND pedestrians is to do only one thing at a time, and to be fully present while doing it. DearAbby: I have been divorced for 13 years, and I often wonder how to fill out questionnaires that ask my marital status. I have recently started checking single because enough time seems to have passed, and I dont define myself by my divorce. However, now Im wondering if theres a certain etiquette recommended. Status Unknown in Ohio DearStatus Unknown: Honesty is recommended. As much as you might like to present yourself that way, you are no longer single. Calling yourself single is dishonest. As someone who has been married and divorced, you are a divorcee and you will be until you remarry. Saying you are single is a misrepresentation of the facts. DearAbby: I have a son-in-law whom I hate to ask questions. He goes into so much detail that Im always sorry I asked. Is there any way to make him get to the point? Likes It Bri ef DearLikes It Brief: Yes Explain that when he goes into so much detail, you can remember only 10 percent of what he says, so please get to the point. And when he forgets, remind him. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 22, 2013 Page B11 Diversions/Puzzles H URRY!By RICHNORRIS & JOYCENICHOLSLEWIS ACROSS 1 Clerics in un monastre 6 Scanner reading 13 Directory of notables 20 Jeweler's aid 21 "Umbrella" singer 22 Collaborative instructional website 23 *Similarly troubled 25 Muslim domain 26 Like an emcee who's overdoing it 27 Home to millions 28 High-tech film effects, for short 30 Worst 31 Till the cows come home 33 Part of TNT 36 Colorado River feeder 37 Acronymous 13Down gun 38 *Mythological trick 42 Rapids phenomenon 45 "That's so sweet!" 46 Where Rome is 48 "In Dreams" actor 49 Coral element 53 Donne's "Death Be Not Proud," e.g. 55 1996 Summer Olympics star 57 Good way to find a relic 59 It might involve a bouncing ball 62 "Crowd Goes Wild" host, familiarly 63 *Design on a shield 66 Secret observer's opening 68 1998 insect-world animated film 69 Draft status 70 Psyche's beloved 71 Some OR workers 75 Snaps 78 *Most people can't stand to work in one 80 Ames native 83 Coal-rich region of central Europe 85 How stock may be bought 86 __ Faso 88 Loire Valley city 91 Latin clarifier 92 Nitrogen-based dye 93 Skinks and geckos 96 Straight up 98 Novelist Jaffe 100 *Fire 102 Sponsor of PSAs on DUI 106 Flow forcefully 108 Response to "Clean your room," perhaps 109 One adding things up 111 Old Spice rival 112 Seeking, in ads 113 Some ER cases 116 "Keep dreaming!" 117 Bread with salad? 119 Embarking on something exciting, and a hint regarding what this puzzle's starred answers' endings have in common 123 Mist-ify? 124 Psyched 125 Church responses 126 Post-soak condition 127 "Friends" had 10 of them 128 Impetuous DOWN 1 Glitterati groups 2 Bit of wit 3 Lighter liquid 4 "Heartburn" screenwriter 5 Words below a bad grade, perhaps 6 Cup holder? 7 Strives 8 South Korean president, 1948-1960 9 Pool room 10 John __ Lennon 11 Some court evidence 12 Face up to an embarrassing mistake 13 Global conflict, briefly 14 "Forget __": 1964 hit 15 Striped rainforest critter 16 Quiet as a mouse, e.g. 17 *"Bor-r-r-ring!" 18 Have the __ for 19 Have a mortgage 24 Elec. instrument 29 Like the "Saw" films 32 Prohibition proponents 34 __ peace 35 Angle symbols 36 Singer Halliwell 39 Love letter symbols 40 Letters for occupants? 41 By hook or by crook 43 Co-star of Tom in "A Few Good Men" 44 Holiday tubers 45 Vision: Pref. 47 Marx not seen in films 49 Type type 50 "__, you noblest English": "Henry V" 51 Future D.A.'s exam 52 First name of two Israeli prime ministers 54 __ in November 56 Shoe insert 58 Some sky lights, to some 60 Runs 61 Sedgwick of "The Closer" 64 Ancient Indians of the Four Corners region 65 Int.-lowering option 67 1952 Winter Olympics site 72 Baguette spread 73 "JAG" spin-off 74 9, perhaps: Abbr. 76 Indigo dye 77 Watch over 78 Reds, on scoreboards 79 Pique 80 Support beam 81 Greek spirits 82 *Bad thing to get off on 84 Ice skater Cohen 87 Close at hand 89 Notable age 90 Religious offshoot 94 MLB nos. 95 Puts a new top on 97 Designer cologne 99 Fall 101 Cybermemos 102 Puccini's "__ Butterfly" 103 Eatery where "you can get anything you want" 104 Respectable 105 Not casual 107 "Socrate" composer 110 Rabbi's study 111 Galleria display 112 Model Sastre 114 Dimwit 115 Knock for a loop 117 Harsh bird call 118 Cologne meas. 120 Old-style "Tsk!" 121 Monk's address 122 Officejet Pro printers Solution on page B10 Anyone who has read this column for a while knows I love the mountains and hiking. Vacations usually include time in majestic heights, near waterfalls and streams, walking through rocky terrain and inhaling the clean scent of evergreen forests. It is the place in which my whole being bursts into song. Afew weeks ago, we attended a conference in Denver, Colo. After the conference, we left early Sunday morning to drive about four hours to Aspen to spend a week with our son and daughter-by-love, meeting them at church that morning. We would drive over Independence Pass as it is the shortest and most scenic way to Aspen. It is also the narrowest, high up in the mountains. The day dawned clear and bright as we picked up the pass. The last few times we drove this way, it was fall. The yellow and golden aspen trees glittered amongst the evergreens and set my heart aflutter. This time it was summer and the beauty was still astounding. Peaks and valleys rising and dipping with various shades of green and surprises of colorful wildflowers evoked unbidden emotions. Accompanied by clear blue skies with fluffy clouds drifting by, I could barely comment. Aheartfelt song spilled over my lips as I sang about how great our God is. But, as I began singing a favorite verse that speaks of the woods and mountains, the tears flowed and choked my song mid-sentence. Th e worship of my God became one of silent awe and wonder. He created all of this fo r me and for you. What a wondrous gift from our good God, so thoughtful and generous. And what a magnificent display of wh o he is. As we arrived at church I commented that it was the most beautiful drive to church I had ever experienced. I thought of the verses found in 1 Chronicles 16:29b; 30, 31 33, 34, NKJV, which say: Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earthLet the heaven s rejoice, and let the earth b e gladThe Lord reigns the trees of the woods sha ll rejoice before the Lord; Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!For His mercy endures forever. God had gifted me specially that day. Sitting beside our son and his wife to worship was the icing o n the cake after the incredible sweetness of silent worship in his presence amidst his creation. The beauty of holiness begins in the heart. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Worship in the beauty of holiness Pause And Consider Jan Merop Metro News ServiceAries (March 21-April 2 0) Aries, someone w hose opinion matters to y ou may disagree with you o n an important point. Use y our powers of persuasion, a nd both of you will be bett er for it. Taurus (April 21-May 2 1) Take your upbeat attit ude to new heights this w eek, Taurus. New chall enges will emerge in the c oming weeks, so find new i nspiration and things will g o smoothly. Gemini (May 22-June 2 1) Gemini, keep your h ead on straight over the n ext week, which figures to b e hectic. Cool heads a lways prevail, and your c alm approach will be n oticed by others. Cancer(June 22-July 2 2) Cancer, your ingenui ty is treasured among the p eople closest to you, but t hose who do not know you m ay be unfamiliar with the t ricks you have up your s leeve. Take time to show t hem. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) L eo, someone wants to take y our relationship to another l evel, so let this person k now you are on the same p age. Otherwise, you both m ay be floundering around f or some time. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 2 2) Virgo, good news a waits on the job this week, e ven if it is totally unexp ected. Nonetheless, it can b e exciting to know that s omeone is watching out f or you. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, you may be excite d about an upcoming e vent or getaway, but dont l et your anticipation get the b est of you. Remember, you do need to plan and pack. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, embrace a challenge that presents itself this week. No matter the scale of the challenge, you will soon find youre up to it, and so will those around you. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius, be open to new experiences, as you do not know when surprises are going to come around the bend. This week may prove to be a real eyeopener. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Its time to ditch any bad habits that have been holding you back, Capricorn. Set a new course, with new goals, and those old habits will soon be an afterthought. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aheightened sense of urgency may have you jumping into a situation, Aquarius. But give this situation the careful consideration it deserves. Keep your eyes on the future. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, now is the time to redirect some of your professional ambitions to your personal life. Its an effort worth making. Famous birthdaysSept. 22, Bruce Springsteen, Singer (64); Sept. 23, Robert Irvine, Chef (49); Sept. 24, Mark Hamill, Actor (62); Sept. 25, Shawn Stockman, Singer (41); Sept. 26, Meat Loaf, Singer (66); Sept. 27, Gwyneth Paltrow, Actress (41); Sept. 28, Hilary Duff, Actress (26). Get ready for a hectic week, Gemini Horoscope Driver puts phone out of reach after frightening close call Dear Abby


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