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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Sebring H igh School graduate and c urrent Maritime E nforcement Specialists T hird Class Petty Officer P aige Wyatt was named the r ecipient of the American L egion National War on T errorism Woman of the Y ear Award in late August at t he mere age of 23. The prestigious award is p resented to women in each b ranch of the United States m ilitary annually. Wyatt, 23, h appens to be the youngest r ecipient of the award this y ear and was blown away f ollowing the announcement. I was so surprised and s hocked. Ive only been in t he military three and a half y ears and the other girls h ave 20 years under their b elts, so I was definitely s hocked, Wyatt said. Wyatts role as a ME3 is d efinitely not created for the s oft or the cowardly and, e ven though she is a woman, t he men in her unit treat her n o different than the rest of t he gang. Theres 25 guys and Im t he only girl in the law e nforcement, Wyatt said. Ive proven myself and they r espect me and we all get a long great. We all do the s ame job, but I have to cons tantly be on my Agame or s omething bad could happ en. The job Wyatt is referring t o is a big one and ultimately h elps prevent terrorism. As ME3s, Wyatt and her u nit protect the U.S. by cond ucting numerous inspect ions daily on board vessels b efore the ships enter into U .S. cities and ports. We protect the port of H ouston, which is the third l argest petrochemical port in t he U.S. We work out of T exas City and what we do i s when a vessel comes in, w e go out at minimum 12 m iles off shore and board the vessel. Once we board, we do a check of the entire vessel. We check for identification to make sure everyone on board is who they say they are. Once everything is clear, we then contact the captain at the port and let him know that that vessel is good and safe, Wyatt said. Wyatt and her unit conduct up to four of these checks daily. The group also performs anti-terrorism patrols on cruise ships to ensure that vessels know that there is a Coast Guard presence in and around the port. I joined the Coast Guard because I wanted to serve the country, of course, but I wanted to protect America here. I didnt want to go overseas and fight that fight. So this job is perfect for me. Its very, very fulfilling. Its awesome and I love it, Wyatt said. Wyatt and her fellow Coast Guard crew have been successful in keeping potential danger off of U.S. soil through their efforts and work in Texas City, a fact Wyatt is very proud of. Just last month (October) we found a Cuban stowaway on a vessel. Alot of these vessels are coming from a country the Coast Guard designates as an unsafe port. That is the reason we check them, said Wyatt. Wyatt was a part of search and rescue teams in southern California before landing in her current position in Texas City. When I joined the Coast Guard this job just stood out to me. Its so diverse, every day you are doing something different. No day is ever the same as the last one. Nothing else has ever interested me this much, said Wyatt. Wyatt remains humbled by the recognition and has been on a roller coaster ride since being named one of the winners. Ive met some really amazing people. Ive gotten the chance, since winning, to use my title and go out and educate people. Its been a completely awesome experience, Wyatt said. Wyatt will once again be recognized as the American Legion National War on Terrorism Woman of the Year during the annual American Legion State Conference which will take place in January 2014 in Houston. Page A2 News-SunSunday, November 24, 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; nursing below lottery; 0 0 0 3 3 4 7 1 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; social security above lottery; 0 0 0 3 3 4 7 4 Nov. 22 1723353644MB: 8x3Next jackpot $205 millionNov. 19 1415294963MB: 2x3 Nov. 15 2544495463MB: 8x4 Nov. 20 232432444950x:4Next jackpot $34 millionNov. 19 81922293238x:4 Nov. 13 51214284550x:2 Nov. 22 35222433 Nov. 21 1118202432 Nov. 20 813263032 Nov. 19 1216172633 Nov. 22 (n) 4828 Nov. 22 (d) 0851 Nov. 21 (n) 5296 Nov. 21 (d) 9268 Nov. 22 (n) 452 Nov. 22 (d) 866 Nov. 21 (n) 173 Nov. 21 (d) 836 Nov. 22 124303512 Nov. 19 113233384 Nov. 15 8920434 Nov. 13 31219275 Nov. 20 418233245 PB: 7Next jackpot $50 millionNov. 16 1029374459 PB: 10 Nov. 13 531505556 PB: 9 Lottery Center Fundraising event for typhoon victims planned for todaySEBRING There will be a fundraising event for the victims of Supertyphoon Yolanda (Halyan) that struck the Philippines earlier this month. ACall for Help! will take place from 1-5 p.m. today at St. Catherines Parish Hall, 820 Hickory St. All donations (monetary and goods) will be accepted. For information, call Ammi Acosta at 385-1673, Sharon Arnan at 257-1014, Allan Jay Gura at 4583117, Cecilia Lim at 4580550, Mark Macasieb at 414-3393 or Rey Pineda at 414-8574.GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays seminar scheduled LAKE PLACID GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved ones death. The seminar will be held from 2-4 p.m. today in Friendship Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 118 North Oak Ave. There will be a $5 fee that will be used to pay for the seminar handbook. Scholarships are available. Child care will not be provided. The seminar features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved ones death. Topics to be discussed include Why the Holidays are Tough, What to Expect, How to Prepare, How to Manage Relationships and Holiday Socials and Using the Holidays to Help You Heal. Those who attend will receive a handbook with more than 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival. For more information an d to register, call 699-0132 or the church office at 4652742.Couponing seminar is todayLAKE PLACID JoLynne Crout-Deuel will conduct a free couponing seminar at the Placid Lake s Town Hall from 2-4 p.m. today. If this is your first seminar, bring a shoebox, scissors, and a box of envelopes and clip every coupon. There will be a swap session also. Town Hall is on 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd.Highway Park council meets MondayLAKE PLACID The Highway Park Neighborhood Council will meet at New Life Assemb ly Church, 114 Cloverland St., at 7:30 p.m. Monday. SNO spotlights local Florida Writers Association winnersSEBRING Three of the four Highlands County wi nners in this years Florida Writers Association annua l conference, held this past October in Orlando, will take turns reading from their works at todays Scribes Night Out, beginning at 6 p.m. at Brewster s By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Officials at S ebrings Faith Lutheran C hurch have announced they w ill be screening the film Finding Faith on Saturday, D ec. 7. In addition to showi ng the film, those in attend ance will have an opportun ity to meet its star, Erik E strada. Estrada has a long and v aried film career but he m ay best be known for his s taring role portraying offic er Frank Ponch P oncherello in the TVseries ChiPs. Its episodes were b ased around the adventures o f motorcycle officers worki ng for the California H ighway Patrol. Described as a full-length n arrative motion picture, Finding Faith is a compilat ion of actual events that B edford County Virginia S heriff Mike Brown has i nvestigated through his I nternet Crimes Against C hildren task force. The movie tells the story o f how a family found faith i n their battle to find and r escue their 14-year-old d aughter, Faith, who accid entally falls victim to an o nline predator and is sold i nto sex trafficking. The films central charact er, Faith, actually is a comb ination of three girls. She a ccepts a friend request from s omeone she thinks is a s weet, mature teenage boy, b ut in reality hes anything b ut that. The Sebring screening is a p art of a nationwide tour by JC Films, which produced the picture, said Traci Roberts, Stewardship Secretary at Faith Lutheran. Last month they were in Georgia. This month they are in Texas and next month they will be here in Florida, she said. The night before they come here, they will be in Okeechobee. There will be quite a bit of room, as the sanctuary at Faith Lutheran will seat up to 500 individuals. Roberts said there would not be any tickets issued and that seats would be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those wanting additional information may visit the films website at or call Roberts at 385-7848. Faith Lutheran Church is at 2740 Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Another movie from JC Films starring Estrada is slated to be released next year. Entitled Uncommon, it is an effort to bring awareness about religious freedom in public schools. TV star Erik Estrada to be in Sebring for film showing Courtesy photo Erik Estrada will be at Faith Lutheran Church in Sebring on Dec. 7 for a viewing of his movie Finding Faith. SHS grad recipient of prestigious award from American Legion Courtesy photo Paige Wyatt, a 2009 Sebring High School Graduate, American Legion National War on Terrorism Woman of the Year Award in late August. Community Briefs This weeks question:Do you think there is a war on Christmas in the United States? Yes 75.9% No 24.1% Total votes: 232 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Next question: Was the County Commission wrong to stop holding night meetings monthly? Continued on A7


By PHILATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comAVON PARK The City Council will hear a new proposal Monday on how to tally fire assessments based on availability for service, rather than demand. The proposal would have two tiers to make the fire assessment fair to all, according to Tuesdays agenda. It was explained in a memorandum from City Manager Julian Deleon, based on research from Real Estate Research Consultants Inc. in Orlando. Tier 1 would be based on the value of improvements built on each parcel, but would be separate from property taxes. The most the city could assess under this tier would be $1.68 per $1,000 in property value, not to exceed $479,310 total. However, if a parcel doesnt have any improvements, it wouldnt be assessed under Tier 1. Tier 2 would be a flat rate per parcel, whether or not the parcel has any improvements on it and regardless of how big the parcel is. The proposed rate is $40 per parcel, which is at the low end of the spectrum for Tier 2. The highest rate could be $234 per parcel, but the rate proposed would keep the total revenue from Tier 2 at less than $1.03 million. That means the both tiers together could bring the city more than $1.5 million, if collecting close to maximum rates. The City Council would be able to adjust the rates up and down to meet the citys revenue needs for paid fire service. Asample of properties provided to the City Council suggest that fire assessments would reduce for places like Crystal Lake (from $90,000 per year to $13,480), Wells Motor Company ($2,661 to $2,056) and Devtech natural gas ($715 to $238). Mayor Sharon Schulers home, the report said, pays $165 now, but would pay $121 under the proposed schedule. The proposal is set to be discussed at the City Counc il meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. Monday at 123 E. Pin e St. in Avon Park. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 24, 2013 Page A3 CENTRAL SECURITY; 3.639"; 3"; Black plus three; process, main A #6; 0 0 0 3 3 6 0 1 HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, 11/24/13; 0 0 0 3 3 6 1 1 Courtesy photo Beside the Still Waters, a piece by Heartland Cultural Alliance artist Peter Powell Roberts, sold to an Illinois couple for a record-setting price of $10,000 in 2012. By PHILATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comAVON PARK Fred Leavitt, president of the Heartland Cultural Alliance, would like to bring a local artist to Avon Park in the form of a museum. Hed like to put the museum on the second floor of the Avon Park Community Center and tried to explain his idea to the citys Community Redevelopment Agency Board on Oct. 28. However, he didnt have enough time to explain it fully, and another issue had already eaten up most of the hour-long CRABoard meeting, which had to end so board members could start the Avon Park City Council meeting. The City Council also sits as the CRABoard. The board stopped short on Oct. 28 from taking a vote on the matter. Instead, at the request of Councilman Parke Sutherland, board members voted to table the matter, and that only passed 3-2. Mayor Sharon Schuler and Deputy Mayor Brenda Giles said they were not keen on the idea of dedicating the Community Centers upstairs room exclusively to a museum. Leavitt will have another chance to convince them at 5 p.m. Monday. He is suggesting that the city allow the upstairs room of the Community Center to serve as a museum dedicated to the art of Peter Powell Roberts, a nationally-known and recently rediscovered local artist. When Leavitt first proposed his idea to the citys Main Street CRADistrict Advisory Board, he said Roberts, 89, has willed his entire collection to the HCA, making Highlands County home to the largest collection of Robertswork. Amuseum dedicated to his work could include the majority of his collection and could be a draw to downtown Avon Park, Leavitt said. Advisory board members liked the idea. When Leavitt suggested it to them on Oct. 3, Gaylin Thomas said the museum would fill an empty spot in their downtown plan. Robert Flores, who had suggested the community center to Leavitt, said having the HCAin Avon Park would also help promote having shows and demonstrations of several other art forms at the community center. Administrative Services Director Maria Sutherland said the city always intended for the area around the community center and library to be a cultural center. Other groups have asked to have the Community Centers upstairs room as their headquarters, she said. Leavitt has said he has an estimate of $34,800 from KC Contracting Corp. to construct a stage, install track lighting for exhibits, upgrade flooring and electricity, repaint, install ultravioletblocking film on windows and divide the ground-floor vestibule so that the museum could remain open while other events take place downstairs. The building belongs to the city, so any contract work if a museum is approved would have to go through the citys bidding process. The CRABoard meets at 5 p.m. Monday at 123 E. Pine St. in Avon Park. Leavitt to explain AP art museum plans to CRA By PHILATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comAVON PARK A faade grant request has been made of Avon Parks Southside CRADistrict, but not for a house or business. The request is for fencing at Lakeside Historical Cemetery, 1581 Cummings Ave. in Avon Park. Shirley Johnson and Deputy Mayor Brenda Giles, members of the cemetery board, made the request for up to $5,000, according to agenda materials for Mondays 5 p.m. Community Redevelopment Agency Board meeting. The request includes a $9,835 estimate from Brooker Fence for materials and labor, that Denise Brooker got reduced by half, Johnson said. The final cost is $4,917.50. The project would include a 5-foot-high, threerail iron fence to replace existing chain-link fencing at the 6.59-acre AfricanAmerican cemetery. Brooker showed a lot of compassion. She said she felt the need that the city wanted to beautify, Johnson said. So Brooker spoke with her vendors: They all knocked their prices down, Johnson said. She expects the fencing to go into place on Dec. 11 and be done be Dec. 12. After that, the cemetery board is sponsoring a cleanup all day Dec. 16 at the cemetery. As many people as care (about) people, they need to be there, Johnson said. A lot of people are reaching out to help out, and we like that. Johnson said the cemetery has graves dating back into the 1800s, perhaps as early as 1800, and needs fencing that speaks more to its history and makes it look more manicured. In recent years, she said, its become a place for people to throw away garbage beer bottles, mostly. Its not a dump area for your trash. Thats the final resting place of your loved ones, said Johnson, who also has family buried there. She said Eston Roberts used to take care of the cemetery, along with a man named David Hicks. However, Roberts has died and Hicks has gotten too old to do the hard work, Johnson said. She said she and other community members formed the cemetery board to ensure the cemetery was maintained. Shes now the president of that group, she said. Johnson thanks the Avo n Park High School ROTC for volunteering to clean up the cemetery and place flags on veteransgraves for Memorial Day. She als o thanks Elder Johnnie B. McCray and Antioch Church of God in Christ for his congregation giving funds to have the cemetery mowed for a year, and hopes all local churches will want to get involved. Its not a black thing. I f you want to be buried at Lakeside Historical Cemetery, you can be buried at Lakeside Historical Cemetery, Johnson said. She also plans to meet with officials from Duke Energy to see about gettin g lighting for the property in the future. As for now, the request for funds for fencing was approved unanimously by the Southside CRA Advisory Board on Nov. 15. The Avon Park City Council will meet at 5 p.m Monday as the CRABoard at 123 E. Pine St. CRA to hear request to upgrade cemetery Avon Park fire assessment to be discussed Proposal would have two tiers of fees Special to the News-Sun AVON PARK South F lorida State College ( SFSC) garnered an array o f awards and recognition f or its commitment to furt hering the college system a nd its students during t he 64th Annual A ssociation of Florida C olleges (AFC) C onvention in Orlando, N ov. 12-15. For the first time ever a t the AFC convention, t wo candidates tied for v ice president-elect for c ommissions. The candid ates were Dr. Robert F lores, SFSC, and Dr. R obert Van Der Velde, P alm Beach State C ollege. To determine the w inner, delegates will rec ast their vote in D ecember. SFSC received two C ommunications and M arketing Commission A wards of Excellence for i nformational and promot ional material. Summer M iller, public relations c oordinator, received first p lace for an article/story p itch resulting in publicat ion for her story Disability Does Not M ean Inability for SFSC S tudent. Mollie D octrow, MOFAC curat or, received third place i n Best Direct Mail P iece/Campaign for the J ourney Stories E xhibition postcard. SFSCs AFC chapter r eceived a membership a ward for having 50 perc ent or more of employe es as members and was d esignated a Platinum C hapter at the state level b ased on points it earned f or such factors as memb ership, participation in s tate and regional comm issions, education and s ocial activities, and f undraising. Several SFSC employe es were recognized for t heir outstanding service t o the AFC. Lena Phelps w as inducted into the F lorida College System A ctivities Association ( FCSAA) Hall of Fame. M elanie Jackson won the P residential Leadership A ward from the AFC E xecutive Board. Eddie C uencas received an E xcellence in Leadership a ward for Region IV. June W eyrauch received a R egion IVUnsung Hero A ward for her strong c ommitment and tireless, b ehind-the-scenes efforts f or SFSCs AFC chapter. G ovindah Go R amnarain presented Collaborative R ecycling at the F acilities Commissions b usiness meeting and r eceived the 2013 Best P ractices Award of Honor. SFSC employees were e lected to new positions a nd others will continue t heir terms serving on c ommission boards. C heryl Arpasi remains t reasurer of the Facilities C ommission. SFSC D istrict Board of Trustees m ember Tami Cullens is n ow the chair of the AFC T rustees Commission. S usan Cartwright continu es as secretary of the O ccupational Workforce C ommission. Lena Phelps s erves as secretary/treasu rer of the Learning R esources Commission a nd as webmaster of the T echnology Commission. SFSCs attendees p roved once again to be a l ucky group as many w alked away with an a ssortment of door prizes a nd silent auction items. SFSC shines at AFC Convention r


Page A4 News-SunSunday, November 24, 2013 LAKELAND COMFORT SHOES; 7.444"; 15.75"; Black plus three; process, 11/17 p/u; 0 0 0 3 3 7 5 8 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING The numbers a re in, and Bok Tower G ardens in nearby Lake W ales has ranked as on of the t op wonders of the world. T he survey for the Eighth W onder of the World was c ommissioned by the travel s ite We finished 27th out of b etter than 300 destinations l isted, said Brian Osowsky, d irector of public relations a nd marketing for Bok Tower G ardens. And consider that t he United States did not h ave even one location in the T op 10. No. 1 on the list was the T orres del Paine National P ark in Chile. Boks entrance into the c ontest was suggested by o fficials of the Polk County T ourism and Sports M arketing Bureau. The website had listed t hree categories including a ncient, man-made and natur al. They did not specify w hat kind of landmark when s oliciting nominations. Ososky said he was made a ware of the local landmarks r anking this past week. It was a lot of fun, he s aid. I think it brought a lot o f interest and a lot of visib ility and helps to establish o ur position as an historic d estination right here in cent ral Florida. Originally known as The Mountain Lake Sanctuary and Singing Tower, the facility was constructed in 1921 by Dutch immigrant Edward Bok, editor of the Ladies Home Journal, who decided to create a bird sanctuary at the site while visiting the Lake Wales Ridge. Bok commissioned wellknown architect Fredrick Law Olmstead Jr. to transform the site the highest point in central Florida into a spot of beauty second to none in the country. Ososky said the next event at the Lake Wales attraction will be Christmas at Bok, with the 19th annual Holiday Home Tour of the Buck Mansion, also known as the Pinewood Estate. The Mediterranean-style mansion was adjacent to the grounds and acquired by the foundation in 1970. It since has been fully refurbished. The home now has been decorated for the holiday season and will be opened to the public the day after Thanksgiving. This is going to herald the entry into the Towers 85th anniversary year, Ososky said. Those who want additional information may visit the attractions website at or call 863-676-1408 Bok Tower ranks high on list of worldwide wonders MCT Bok Tower in Lake Wales was built in 1921 and is a popular tourist destination. son, Jaxston, Millie said. Barbara Gero would play Batman and Robin with him: He was Batman; she was Robin. She was a character, Millie said. Francis Gero, 58, had retired after 25 years as a corrections officer. His health was failing and he needed a kidney, Millie said. Barbara Gero, 54, had retired on Oct. 8 as president of Adirondack Hardware, a three-store chain in Upstate New York. She just retired to be with him, Clark said. He was on the waiting list for a kidney, which ironically was the only organ they could donate from Barb, Clark said. Millie said the Geros often cooked for American Legion 504 in Au Sable Forts and volunteered for the Iron Man competition in Lake Placid, N.Y., so they made lots of friends in their community up north. She said 800 people attended the wake last week and the Celebration of Life reception at the American Legion after the funeral. They closed businesses down, Millie said. Clark, a Sebring resident for 34 years, said that the Geros immediately fit right into the community, despite being newcomers. They liked hanging out together on someones porch, laughing and carrying on. Clark said she wanted people to see the Geros as more than just snowbirds. They were great people, giving and loving. They were my neighbors and loved in our neighborhood. They were young and full of life, Clark said. Francis and Barb loved Florida and Sebring. Millie said she and Barbie enjoyed going out on the Millies pontoon boat for fishing or just a ride on some of the bigger local lakes. They had all gone out on Lake Istokpoga on Oct. 27, the Sunday before the accident, she said. They were coming down to join us, Millie said. That was his dream to come down buy a home and then this happened. At 12:57 p.m. Oct. 31, the Geros were southbound in the inside lane of U.S. 27 in their silver 2001 Ford Focus. They had just passed Flare Road and were approaching Lake Jackson Condos when a northbound silver 2003 Jaguar driven by Robe rt Goldstein, 61, of Sebring lost con trol in a left-turn lane in front of them The cars hit head-on, off-center, an d the Focus flipped, went airborne and landed in the condos driveway. Franc is Gero died almost instantly. Barbara Gero died Nov. 2 from her injuries. Two other cars were involved in the wreck, but had no other serious injuries, according to Sebring Police reports. Sebring Police Cmdr. Steve Carr h as said the investigation is still active. No charges have been filed yet, he said. Continued from A1 Victims of crash remembered as giving couple TAMPA(AP) No one c ame forward to claim a t icket from a Tampa Baya rea convenience store that w on a $16 million Powerball j ackpot. The drawing was S aturday, May 25, and the w inning numbers were 02, 0 6, 19, 21, 27 and a P owerball of 25. Whoever p layed those numbers at the C arrollwood Market in T ampa had 180 days to c laim the winnings but never s howed up, according to the F lorida Lottery. The ticket became worthl ess Friday. Theres lottery money that goes unclaimed every year but its rare for these big jackpots to go unclaimed, Florida Lottery spokeswoman Shelly Gerteisen told The Miami Herald ( Maybe the ticket got blown away or lost. Or maybe someone visiting Florida bought it and left and forgot about it. The Florida Lottery publicized the tickets looming expiration, and the owner of the Carrollwood Market posted signs to try and find the winner. $16M lottery ticket expires unclaimed


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 24, 2013 Page A5 Musselmans; 5.542"; 21"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 3 3 9 6 3 Katara Simmons/News-Sun T he Avon Park City Council will give residents of Crystal Lake another chance to ask questions or offer comments about the areas upcoming annexation into the city at Monday nights meeting. o wns Crystal Lake, signed a c ovenant with the city in 2 010 to annex the communit y into the city once its prope rty became contiguous with c ity limits, said Park M anager Tami Martin. In t urn, the city bought the ons ite water utility and then e xpanded city water to the p ark in 2010, she said. Two annexations in March t his year 2661 Lake D enton Road and 2952 G rove Ave. brought the c ity limits to Crystal Lake. City Manager Julian D eleon has said formal a nnexation hearings are set f or December. Still, he wants t o allow for public participat ion throughout November, h e said. If the city annexes, as planned, Crystal Lake will add approximately 850 more residents in 513 home sites, Martin said. Of those residents, slightly less than half are seasonal residents, she said. Also on the agenda for Tuesday is the swearing in ceremony for Mayor Sharon Schuler and Councilman Parke Sutherland, both of whom were re-elected on Nov. 5. The City Council will also need to pick a new deputy mayor, or may choose to keep Brenda Giles in that post. Other business on the agenda includes: An explanation of a new possible method of determining city fire assessments. Afinal public hearing on annexing 14.8 acres of land owned by Lake Byrd L.L.C. undeveloped lots on the north end of the lake. Afinal public hearing on rezoning 7 Lassiter St. to make its zoning conform to its current and historic use as an auto repair shop. Afinal public hearing on revoking the citys rental property permit fee. Afirst reading on an ordinance to extend the citys impact fee waiver. Aproposal by the city manager to buy back unused employee leave time. The City Council meets at 6 p.m. Monday in the Council Chambers building at 123 E. Pine St. It is preceded by the Avon Park Community Redevelopment Agency Board meeting at 5 p.m. at the same location. Continued from A1 i nvestigation into the death o f Wilkie, the Sheriffs O ffice fired Detention D eputy Paul Robitaille on t he basis that he not only d idnt perform security c hecks on Wilkie, but put f alse entries in the log. According to the duty log, R obitaille said he checked o n Wilkie at 11:04 p.m. June 3 and then at 12:04 p.m., 1 :05 p.m., 1:29 p.m. and t hen again at 2:20 a.m., w hen he found Wilkie h anged by a bed sheet from a fire sprinkler in his cell. Wilkie was transported to H ighlands Regional Medical C enter and pronounced dead, t he internal investigation r eport said. However, the internal i nvestigation showed that m otion sensitive cameras r ecorded Robitaille, and no o ne else, checking on Wilkie a nd the other inmates in H ousing Unit 15 at 11:07 p .m. June 2 and then not a gain until 2:14 a.m. June 3, a ccording to the camera syst em clock. The investigation showed t hat this violated three S heriffs Office policies. As a result, Sheriff Susan B enton fired Robitaille on N ov. 2. Wilkie was originally a rrested on Dec. 12, 2012, o n charges he had engaged i n lewd and lascivious b ehavior and sexual assault o f a minor left in his care. R eleased from the Highlands C ounty Jail on $50,000 b ond, Wilkie was a no-show a t a pretrial conference. Wilkie was apprehended o n May 10, 2013, at the O cala National Forest by a t ask force from the U.S. M arshal Service and was booked into the Highlands County Jail on May 16. The next day, according to the internal investigation report, he told Robitaille that he could not handle being in his cell block and was willing to start a fight to be removed, so Robitaille spoke with his supervisor. Wilkie was then moved to Housing Unit 15 in protective custody, the report said. On the night of Wilkies suicide, Robitaille was working from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. and assigned to Post G, which includes Housing Unit 15. Security checks were required every hour between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., and Robitaille was responsible for conducting checks that night. One of the checks he recorded doing that night he said was actually conducted by his sergeant at his request, because floors were being waxed and Robitaille said he could not get to Wilkies cell. However, after Robitaille conducted a security check at 11:07 p.m., according to the cameras clock, the camera did not turn back on again until 11:47 p.m. when two other inmates were moving in another cell, and then at 11:54 p.m. when Wilkie was moving in his cell. The camera activated again at 12:01 a.m. and 12:45 a.m. The camera did not activate again from 1-2 a.m., the report said. Robitaille was found to have violated the following General Orders and Standard Operating Procedures at the Highlands County Jail: General Order #7150.00, Inmate Supervision and Observation: Detention deputies shall enter each housing unit and physically observe all inmates in person every hour between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., with the results recorded and maintained in the jail log. General Order #1061.00, Code of Conduct: Members must be truthful and honest in executing the duties and responsibilities of their jobs and responding to those in authority. Standard Operating Procedure SOP7100.00, Facility Patrol and Security Checks: When conducting hourly security checks, deputies will enter each cell to inspect doors, walls, windows, cell fixtures, and bunks for tampering. The deputy will record each hourly security check on the corresponding pot log. In his own defense, Robitaille said he had to work his post alone on the night in question, which he was not accustomed to doing. He also said it was his first weekend after shift rotation and after the third night, he was still adjusting to doing night shifts, he said. He also said that workers waxing floors that night impeded his access to certain cells, including Wilkies, and that the noise from the large fans hindered communication between me and my Sergeant. I dont offer these as excuses only contributing factors that lead to being distracted, he said, asking that Benton consider other forms of punishment, such as remedial training or leave without pay. News-Sun correspondent Tom Staik contributed to this report. Continued from A1 Crystal Lake annexation on AP council agenda once again Jailer fired in wake of inmates June suicide


TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS SCOTT DRESSELEditor editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor BUSINESS OFFICEJANET NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor VICKIE WATSONvickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH ADVERTISING Editorial & Opinion Page A6 News-SunSunday, November 24, 2013 New chapter to an old book E ditor: According to the NewsS un, Avon Park public safety o fficers are being crossed t rained for firefighting. To m e thats just a new chapter t o an old book. I moved here from O ttawa, Kan. They had separ ate police and fire departm ents then decided to comb ine to have extra hands on t he fire scene and became p ublic safety officers. They f ormed a Department of P ublic Safety. Then in 1990 a public safety officer was d oing live fire training at an a bandoned house. Since he h ad fire gear on he did not h ave his bulletproof vest on. T hen someone in a car ran o ver a fire hose so the offic er jumped into his patrol c ar to pull the guy over. U nbeknownst to him this g uy had just robbed a bank. W hen the guy stopped, he g ot out of the car with guns b lazing. The officer was able t o return fire and kill the r obber but not before being s hot several times himself. I am from Sebring and d ont live in Avon Park. But I am a former fire firefighter f rom Ottawa and I think that c ops should be cops and f irefighters should be firef ighters. You cant be profic ient in both. At best you w ill either be a mediocre f irefighter and a great cop, o r a great firefighter and m ediocre cop. Its two very s eparate and diverse discip lines! Ottawa, Kan. learned the h ard way and finally separated their departments again. Just a heads up Avon Park. Have a talk with Ottawa, Kan. and get their take on it! Joe Schirck III Former DriverEngineer/EMTIntermediate SebringNo constructive proposalsEditor: The picture of World War II veterans ripping out barricades from the World War II Memorial and dumping them at the White House has been widely applauded. Reporting often left the impression that the rally was an anti-shutdown event but the organizers were pro-shutdown. I am referring to the shutdown of large parts of the Federal government because Congress didnt pass a budget. The website for the Veterans March says nothing about the needs of veterans. It contains no criticism of Congress and no sympathy for those hurt by the shutdown. It does show extreme opposition to President Obama and the Democratic Party. Obama is called a vicious tyrant and we are told that he has declared open war on veterans. No examples are given but other leading Democrats are said to be oppressors. Speakers at the Veterans March included Senator Ted Cruz and Rep. Steve Stockman. Cruz is easily recognizable for his Senate filibuster and is clearly an architect of the shutdown. Stockman was a member of Congress for one term in the 1990s and was just re-elected in 2012. Of the 10 Republicans who did not vote for Speaker Boehner, Stockman is probably the most extreme. He has given a book advocating the impeachment of President Obama to every member of Congress and talks about defunding the White House. ... Jay Devereaux cut the chains on the barricades at the WWII Memorial. He apparently has never been in the military and isnt old enough to be a WWII veteran. His blog as president of Unite in Action, a rightist organization, reveals little beyond a tendency to go ballistic over any a disagreement. The Chief Financial Officer of Unite in action has close ties to Glenn Beck, the commentator. ... The partisans who protested in Washington on Oct. 13 brought no constructive proposals. They fired themselves up listening to the most extreme Republican in the Senate and the most extreme Republican in the House. They also listened to slander about Obama being a Moslem, then went out to rip up barricades. The man who was photographed cutting chains on the barricades, Jay Devereaux, is not a veteran, and not a typical citizen. As president of United in Action, he is more of a professional rightist. How did our members of Congress vote? Senator Marco Rubio is one of 19 Senators who voted against ending the shutdown. Sen. Bill Nelson did vote to end the shutdown. Rep. Tom Rooney voted against the bill that re-opened the government and also against raising the debt limit. Dale L. Gillis Sebring BouquetElks host fantastic meetingEditor: I would like to thank the Elks Lodge No 2661 for its generous donation to the community by hosting the meeting concerning the release of grass carp into Lake June. At no cost to Fish and Wildlife Commission or the community, they provided a very comfortable, professional meeting space that accommodated up to 200 people. The sound equipment along with wireless mikes provided an efficient exchange of information and comments by FWC and the public. The seating was arranged as requested, the room temperature was cool, and the information/sign in tables were also arranged as requested. The individual Elks assisting were gracious even though they were facing setting up and breaking down for 200 guests at no charge. The Elks truly stepped forward on this important issue. Thank you Elks Lodge No 2661. Debra Worley Lake Placid Daylight meetings at 9 a.m. have t ypically brought in only those without o ther obligations or who specifically t ook off work to be there. Regulars some are citizen agitat ors watchdogs or lobby commiss ioners each week. Large groups of citizens usually go t o be heard only for a divisive issue, e specially whats going on next to their h omes. However, with only daytime meeti ngs, working residents often miss a c hance to influence a vote and would o nly learn about it after the fact in n ews reports. Thats why a group of citizens camp aigned to have the county commission a dd a regular nighttime meeting, at least once a month, especially to discuss controversial issues. It was hoped that would bring in more attendees. It has, but not many. County staff said meetings average 10 regulars, even at night. Thats not bad for most government meetings, but it probably has not seemed worth the trouble to open the doors and turn on the lights. So commissioners voted Tuesday to do away with evening meetings, as well as do away with the fourth Tuesday meeting each month. They said such meetings were not needed. Agendas were not substantial and attendance was sparse. They would rather have fewer meetings that last longer. It might have been that agendas were sparse to keep the meetings short because night meetings are a hassle. Yet, every other municipality in Highlands and surrounding counties have evening meetings, two to four times per month. Is it really that much of an inconvenience? Attendance will very likely stay sparse in future daylight meetings, for the reasons discussed above: People work. So what happens when another big issue comes before the board and citizens either cant or dont show up to have their voices heard before a vote? Theyll be angry. Theyll demand another vote. Theyll probably demand evening meetings again. Or maybe not. If a small group of people fights for a a voice and the larger public doesnt take advantage of it, we all lose it. But without an option for residents to come and speak when their schedules allow it, county officials wont learn all of what the public wants. We respectfully recommend the county commission schedule evening meetings for issues that are likely to create a stir and make sure such meetings are well-published and wellnoticed. That way, no one can complain they didnt have a chance to be heard, and the county will get a clearer picture of the public will. County should keep the door open for night meetings H ighlands County Board of County Commissioner m eetings are always open t o the public. Its just you m ay not find a lot of the p ublic there. If you are a long-time reader of this column, you may recall what November means to me. If not, let me take a few minutes and explain. For normal people, November is about things such as fall weather and Thanksgiving. Now, these things do matter to me I enjoy the cooler weather after enduring a humid summer in central Florida and Thanksgiving as a great holiday. But there is something else that occurs in November that will take the most rational human being and change her into a babbling, over-caffeinated typing maniac. And thats on the good days. I am, of course, talking about National Novel Writing Month. Referred to as Nanowrimo or even Nano, is very simple. Write 50,000 words of fiction a short novel, or part of a longer one. In 30 days. One month. If you are a full-time professional writer, this isnt anything special. I know a pro who can crank out 75,000 words in less than two weeks. Fifty thousand words in a month is easy for these guys and gals. If you are an amateur, or like me, a professional wannabe, this month presents a challenge. One that the insane will embrace and dive merrily into. Fifty thousand words in 30 days? Sure! Why not? Well, if you are not careful, there are a number of reasons why not. But Ill get to that in a moment. I have participated in Nano every year since 2004. I have managed four times to hit the goal of 50,000 words. Some of you may be familiar with one of the results of this achievement my debut novel Dead Hypocrites started life as a Nano project. This year I was hoping to make it five wins, balancing out my winning/not winning tally. I had a great idea for a novel a murder on a stranded cruise ship. I figured the book would be about 60,000 words long, meaning that if I completed Nano the book would be nearly done by the end of November. I could do this. I didnt quite count on life getting in the way. Of course, in a perfect world I could drop everything for a month and jus t write. Ive pulled it off a few times in past years, so this year shouldnt be any different, right? Well, it was. For severa l reasons. First was I spent the fir st half of the month finishing up a wonderful class my congregation offered. While I learned a lot, the class required a hefty tim e commitment. And in my list of priorities, God wins over everything, even the writing. And then the novel chose to fight me. The last time I managed to hit the 50,000 word mark, back i n 2011, the novel and I pret ty much got along with each other. Not this time. Its been slow going, though I hope for things t o pick up as soon as I get to killing someone on the cruise ship (in the book, people!). And other, little things kept getting in the way. The upshot? I have 10 days left before the Nov. 30 deadline rolls around, and my word count stands at less than 14,000 words Could I still hit 50,000? If I wrote more than 3,000 words a day every day between now and midnight Nov. 30 I could do it. Given my typing speed, thats around three hours a day at the keyboard. But can I do that? My track record so far doesn t point to it. The odds are not in my favor. And yet Im going to try. Because for me, trying and failing means more than not trying at all. And every word I crank out between now and the end of the month will be one word more than I had at the beginning. And that counts for something. So if I seem a little crazed when you see me the rest of this month, just pat me on the head and tell me I can do it. And offer me coffee. 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. Nanowrimo madness Lauras Look Laura Ware LETTERSPOLICY: Make sure to sign your lette r and include your address and phone numbe r. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 40 0 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letter s 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


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 24, 2013 Page A7 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 4"; Black; main A rhr top of ad stack ; 0 0 0 3 3 4 3 8 C offee House, just south of t he Home Depot. The three local residents a re: Anne Reynolds, who t ook second place for her p oem, Battle of Haittin, a n account of a battle b etween the Saracens and t he Crusaders; Lynn Ullin w on third place for her s hort story titled, The P roposal, all about a tardy p roposal. But was it?; and t hird place went to Millie R ichmond for her childrens p icture book, Did You Do Y our Homework Last N ight? Richmond expects h er book to be published in 2 014. The fourth winner from t he county, Dottie Rexford, w as honored Nov. 10 at S NO for her Unpublished B ook of the Year, Cora P ooler. That same book a lso took first place in W omens Fiction (unpubl ished). At the get-together today, C hristine Yarbour will serve a s moderator for the e vening. SNO is open to the publ ic free of charge and all w riters, 18 and older, are w elcome, as are just listene rs. Refreshments will be o n sale. Call SNO facilitat or Art Lefkowitz at 3851 554. Bunco game set for Tuesday SEBRING The public i s invited to play Bunco at t he Shrine Club, 2604 State R oad 17 South, at 11:30 a .m. Tuesday. Cost is $4 p er person. Phone 382-4111 f or information. Whats Up meeting to be held Tuesday SEBRING The Sebring C ommunity Redevelopment A gency (CRA) will host its m onthly Whats Up D owntown Sebring? meeti ng at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at C ornerstone Hospice, 209 N Ridgewood Drive. This meeting will focus on the upcoming events and happenings during the Heartland Holiday Festival (www.HeartlandHolidayFes that will take place Nov. 29-Dec. 23. All Downtown Sebring merchants are encouraged to attend. These monthly Whats Up Downtown? meetings are open to the public. The meetings are to discuss events and happening within the Downtown Sebring area. Anyone interested in Downtown Sebring is encouraged to attend.Tea Party meets TuesdaySEBRING The Highlands Tea Party will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Homers Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Square. Those who wish can meet at 5 p.m. for dinner. The guest speaker will be Michael Peroutka regarding the American view of law and government. Peroutka is a Maryland lawyer and the founder of the Institute on the Constitution. He once held a position in the United States Department of Health and Human Services and was the Constitution Party candidate for president in 2004.Interfaith Thanksgiving service setSEBRING The Sebring area community interfaith Thanksgiving service will be held at 6 p.m. today in the Sebring Church of the Brethren, across from The Palms. This annual event brings all faiths together under the theme, Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Participants include Rev. David Smalley, host pastor; Rev. Cecil Hess, Church of Buttonwood Bay; George Hensley, mayor of Sebring; Father Jose Gonzalez, St. Catherine Catholic Church; Rev. Sheila Swanger, St. John United Methodist Church; Howard Salles, Temple Israel, Chaplain Paul Joria, Kenilworth Care Center; Major Bruce Stefanik, The Salvation Army; Rev. Darrell Peer, First Presbyterian Church; Bishop Steve Austin, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Father Scott Walker, St. Agnes Episcopal Church; Rev. Jimmie Baker, Lorida Church of the Brethren; and Rev. Tim Cain, St. John United Methodist Church. Special musical selections will be presented by the Highlands County Chorus, Heartland Harmonizers barbershoppers, the Sounds of Sebring, the Wings of Faith Choir, soloist John MCClure, and instrumentalist Frances Dixon Taylor. An offering will be received at the service, which will benefit the fund for needy families and distributed by the Sebring Ministerial Association, sponsor of the service. The public is invited to this ecumenical service of thanksgiving. For more information, call 382-1737.Faces Art Workshop setSEBRING AFlorida Folk Art Faces Art Workshop is set for 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Divinely Driven Awareness Center, 2819 State Road 17 North. Bring a picture of the face youd like to paint, or artists will provide one for you. All supplies are provided. Cost of the workshop is $25 in advance; $30 at the door. To reserve a spot or for information, call 273-3766 or 402-9130. Space is limited. Continued from A2 MYRLSIMPSON Myrl Nell Ryall Simpson, 91, passed away on Nov. 20, 2013 in Kissimmee, Fla. She was born Oct. 14, 1922 in Adele, Ga. and raised in Sebring Fla. Predeceased by husband, E. Lamar Simpson, and son, Bruce L. Simpson. Survived by daughters, Sheryl S. Hyatt, (widowed Richard H.), andAlice S. Stroppel (Charles W.); and grandsons, Bradford A. Stroppel, Jason S. Stroppel, and Ryall H. Hyatt (Emily). Aprivate graveside service will be held in Sebring, Fla. Memorials should be directed to The Sebring Historical Society. Simpson Obituaries Community Briefs By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING There was a steady stream of customers as Highlands County held the semi-annual collection of hazardous materials earlier this month. It is an effort to help keep such items out of the landfill. We had a constant line until about 1 (p.m.), said Highlands County Project Manager Robert Diefendorf. The count showed 313 individuals came in to drop off everything from old paint to unused pesticides and herbicides. Although that was down from the 342 participants during the spring event, it was triple the amount that showed up at the last autumn event. Its the most I have seen for a fall clean-up in years. Diefendorf said. In addition to some of the hazardous waste, officials said there were a number of other materials turned in, including aerosol cans and fluorescent light bulbs, both the tube-type as well as the new compact fluorescent bulbs. Asurvey showed this was not the first time for many of those who showed up last Saturday, with 128 respondents saying they had attended a collection event in the past. Diefendorf said it was a long day, with technicians from Clean Harbor having to set up their operation before the gates could be opened. Officials from Clean Harbor declined to comment about their operation in terms of how items were co llected, sorted or how they are disposed of. County happy with hazardous materials fall collection results CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page no chg p/u; 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 4 rf A thletic Director Mort J ackson struggled for words S aturday morning as he s poke to the News-Sun r egarding the incident. I got a call this morning a nd someone told me what h ad happened. Im at a loss f or words, Jackson said. He was a great, great kid. H is dad and I are close. We c oached (together). Ive k nown the kid since he was b orn. Im shocked. This is just a tragedy. I taught him in c lass, I didnt just coach h im. He was always a joy to b e around. He made everyb ody laugh. Im shocked. Detectives are working this case as a potential homicide, gathering all evidence and information pending the medical examiners review, HCSO Public Information Officer Nell Hays said in a press release. Anyone with information on this investigation is requested to contact Detective Hank Smith at 863-381-2814 or 863-4027250. Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or visit Continued from A1 Katara Simmons/News-Sun T he Avon Park Fire Department assists the Highlands County Sheriffs Office on Saturday morning during a murder investigation at Memorial Field in Avon Park. The APFD ladder truck was used to take aerial photos of the crime scene. Shooting leaves former homecoming king dead at 21 Mort Jackson Avon Park High School athletic directorHe was a great, great kid. Ive known the kid since he was born. Im shocked. This is just a tragedy. I taught him in class, I didnt just coach him. He was always a joy to be around. He made everybody laugh. Im shocked. By BRANDON LARRABEE The News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE At this rate, Gov. Rick Scott might start commissioning weekly surveys by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. Consider: In June, the last time that Connecticutbased school did a poll in Florida, Scott had sliced his deficit against former Gov. Charlie Crist from 16 points to 10. The following Friday, the states unemployment rate fell from 7.2 percent to 7.1 percent. This weeks Quinnipiac release had more good news for the Republican governor: The gap between Scott and Crist is now down to seven points. And figures released Friday showed the unemployment rate slipping yet again, from 6.8 percent in September to 6.7 percent in October. It might not quite be time for Scott to start singing Happy Days Are Here Again. But if the governors bid for re-election is compared to the movie that song first appeared in Chasing Rainbows it looks like Scott might be gaining on them.Bouncing back?The bottom line for the Quinnipiac poll was still not a great number for Scott. Crist, a former Republican who became a Democrat last year, leads his successor, 47-40, and Scotts job approval rating is still underwater (47-42). Things might be looking slightly brighter for the incumbent, but his numbers would almost have to improve or Crists worsen for Scott to claim a second term. In other words, for Scott to win, hes going to have to convince voters that Charlie was not a good governor and that he (Crist) is a political opportunist, said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac institute. And we all expect that he will spend tens of millions of dollars to make that argument. Well see whether it works or not. Democratic consultant Steve Schale brushed off the results as an inevitable tightening of the governors race. The idea that this was ever a 15-point race is foolish, said Schale, who is advising Crist but made clear he wasnt speaking for the campaign. Meanwhile, Crist was making the rounds at the Florida Press Center an opportunity to schmooze with the journalists who will be covering his race and perhaps watching nervously the actions of a certain former spaceman. Confirming reports that have circulated for months, Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson told Politico a D.C.-based news organization that he might jump into the race for governor if Crist gets into trouble. When asked to elaborate on what trouble might mean, Nelson said, That s in the eye of the beholder, according to Politico. Nelson spokesman Dan McLaughlin said in an email he had nothing to add to the report, and Schale tried to downplay it. It doesnt change anything. Charlie Crist is still running for governor. Hes still building a campaign. Hes still out there every day doing the kinds of things you do when you want to get elected governor. Theres nothing about this thats changing any of that except that Bill Nelsons not doing that, h e said. Nelson, for the record, was not included in any of the scenarios that Quinnipiac ran in its November poll; Brown said they would put the senator back in the mix if he showed any interest in act ually running. Poll brings good news for Scott MCT Gov. Rick Scott had reason to smile this week as a new poll showed he had narrowed his deficit against former Gov. Charlie Crist.


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News-Sun Sunday, November 24, 2013 BSection Living 1. OUTSOURCEDear Aunt Marge, can you p lease bring your famous yam c asserole? Kristi Dohring, owner of P aprika Catering in Olympia, W ash., has three words of advice: A ssign side dishes. Dont be a fraid to ask people in your famil y to bring items for the menu; t his will help lower cost and s tress, she said.2. PUT YOUR MEAL ON ADIETDo you really need 11 courses? Dont go crazy with a big m enu; keep it simple. If your famil y always does a traditional menu a nd you notice that there are certain m enu items that are not a favorite, l eave it off the menu, said D ohring. Be flexible on your m enu, said Heather Clarke, who r uns the coupon-clipping website Q ueen Bee Coupons (and who also t eaches a coupon class). Whats t raditional might not always be w hats best for the pocketbook. T hink outside the box and try to m ake a deal into a meal. Consider buying a much smaller b ird and serve smaller portions. Thanksgiving leftovers are part of t he tradition, but really how many l eftovers do you need? By carefully p lanning and portioning your meal i tems you wont be overdoing it and overspending, said Clarke.3. MAKE MORE OF WHAT COSTS LESSSomething like mashed potat oes is a lot less per serving than, s ay, ham or turkey. Think of inexp ensive ways to fancy up those l ess expensive dishes such as a dding a little garlic and P armesan cheese to the potatoes, s aid Clarke.4. BE CREATIVEFind substitutions that cost less. Tacoma, Wash., chef Diana P rine urges shoppers to consider c heaper alternatives. ANew Y ork strip is less expensive this t ime of year than a prime rib and i t can be prepared in the same w ay. I prefer it because it is more l ean, said Prine. For reader Julie Butler of Puyallup, Wash., saving money means buying her turkey in parts, which means more meat and less waste. I buy a fresh whole turkey breast. (You can order these through your grocers meat department), then four thighs. I assemble the same veggies and wine, stock and seasonings in my roaster. ... You can get the breast for about the same as a frozen one, but it is much bigger and fresh speaks volumes over frozen. The thighs, just like drumsticks, are very inexpensive bought alone.5. COOK AHEADMaking your meal from scratch will save more. I find that cooking from scratch is almost always more affordable than prepared foods. My mom used to save the ends of bread loaves for weeks ahead for the stuffing. The ends tend to be drier anyway, and you can easily dry them the rest of the way by leaving them in your (turned off) oven racks overnight. Then she would boil the giblets from the bird, chop them fine and use them and the broth to moisten the bread, along with onions and celery, sauteed in butter. Just add some salt, pepper and sage and heat it all in a casserole dish. Costs almost nothing extra, just an onion and a couple stalks of celery. We also always make the gravy from the meat drippings. Its not as hard as people think, said reader LuAnn Lukens of Tacoma. Soup is a way to add an inexpensive course to the meal and can be prepared ahead from scratch. If you dont normally have soup as a part of your meal, try it. Serve soup first as a first course. Soup is less expensive to make than other dishes and it will guarantee leftovers (plan ahead and have use for the leftovers so they dont go to waste), said Dohring. She added, If you plan ahead and use bones from a chicken or items from a previous meal you can save on broth, too, by making your own. You can use a slow cooker for this too, so you dont have to worry too much about another item. Put all items in the cooker and leave it alone. Using ones leftover pumpkin to make pies is good, said reader Laura Nicholson, of Parkland, Wash. Without having to peal the pumpkin, just scrape the seeds ... and cook in microwave 20-25 minutes depending on size of pieces. When cool enough to touch, put in the blender or food processor. If the pulp is soupier than canned pumpkin, add extra egg and lessen the evaporated milk by1/3cup. This makes a slightly creamy, more custardy-like but still firm pie.6. FREE IS GOODSave up your shopping to get the free bird, but only if it really is free. We always do our regular shopping at (our local grocery store), which has done a free or reduced turkey price for spending a certain dollar amount in groceries. I get a 20-pound bird as soon as they advertise the special, planning my major monthly purchases for things I would normally buy anyway. Usually, Im able to get a second frozen bird for Christmas in that last week before Thanksgiving too since they typically run the special right up to the day before Thanksgiving, said reader Angela McKee of University Place, Wash. BJs Wholesale Club, for example, is offering $15 off Harvestland Purely All-Natural Turkey when you buy four different promotional items. Clarke advised to be careful about the promotion and dont get sucked into buying more than yo u need just to meet a minimum price threshold. So you fill your cart with items you may (or may not) need to get your free turkey Carefully consider whether it would just be cheaper to buy the turkey without the other items.7. GET OUT YOUR SCISSORSClip coupons for savings, and shop the sales. Buy early, said Clarke. The more time you give yourself to find items on sale, the more you ll save. If you wait until the week of Thanksgiving youre forced to pay the premium prices in the store. Is it worth it to shop a few stores to check prices? You bet, said Clarke. Especially on the most expensive items, you want t o compare store ads and pick them up at the best price. Remember stores like Target and Walmart w ill price match competitors ads. And dont forget to check your Sunday paper. Use coupons from the ads, from the newspaper and even load electronic coupons onto your shoppers card so you can save just a little extra on the item s youre buying, said Clarke.8. BUYBIG, AND VISIT THE FARMERS MARKETIf you have a bulk section at your grocery store, buy your spices from there versus the jars You can buy what you need at a lower cost and wont end up with unused spices sitting your cupboard, said Dohring. She added that sometimes its worth stoppin g at produce stands or farms. Man y times your local farmer will have produce thats not quite nice enough to sell at the market but is still really good. You can get deals sometimes by asking them and they will many times sel l it at a lower cost to move the product. You have to do this ahead of time; farmers dont bring produce like this to the market. If fresh vegetables are out of your price range you can get some vegetables that are flas h frozen that are less expensive tha n fresh, said Dohring. While everyone or maybe just me has been focused on Black Friday, there is a holiday happening in few days. If you havent already prepared for Thanksgiving by buying items for your gathering as theyve been on sale, you may have to work harder to cut costs. Get moving with these quick tips and visit websites such as, Money Talks News, for more ways to save.Trim turkey costs. Choose one meat Turkey is pretty much a requisite but lamb, ham and ribs are not. Turkey is the one item you may be better off buying this week. Many stores put Turkeys on sale so comparison shop even at stores you may not typically frequent. Shop your pantry. See if you already have items you need for your recipes at home or if there are items you can substitute for other ingredients rather than buying more.Shop store brands, smaller stores and ethnic markets. If you must buy additional ingredients, store brands generally offer the same quality as name brands but at a lower cost. Get last minute basic ingredients, spices and grains at smaller grocery stores or ethnic markets.Go outside to get your decor.DIYdecorations from nature are quick and will help you save money. Gather leaves, twigs and acorns to create a centerpiece. Turn drinking glasses or mismatched stemware upside down and top them with tea lights.Use smaller plates.This one made me laugh, but really, we do eat a lot on Thanksgiving. Using smaller plates will trick guests into thinking theyve had more to eat, while helping them avoid that Thanksgiving Day coma. Nedra Rhone, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution By Sue KiddThe News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Illustrations by Chris Ware, McClatchy-Tribune Information Servicestrip to the grocery store could blow your budget. Home cooks are feeling the pinch for keeping costs under control for this While some home cooks consider T a nd spend the extra cash for a special meal, s g ant feast. With that in mind, we turned to h ome cooks, professional coupon clippers, c t ing ideas for anyone looking to trim a little c


DearAbby: My husband and I have the same argument every year around Thanksgiving. He says there is a difference between stuffing and dressing. I say theyre the same thing, except that stuffing is baked in the turkey, while dressing is baked separately in a casserole dish. My husband insists Im wrong that the difference has nothing to do with how its cooked. He thinks stuffing is made with regular bread, while dressing is made with cornbread. The debate is driving me crazy. Will you please tell me who is right? Stuffing vs. Dressing in Ohio DearStuffing vs. Dressing: The terms dressing and stuffing are interchangeable. They refer to a seasoned mixture used to stuff meat or poultry. It makes no difference what kind of bread is used. Some tips: If you plan to stuff your turkey, be sure all the ingredients are precooked (i.e. vegetables, fruit, meat, seafood). Using pasteurized liquid eggs is safer than using raw eggs. The bird should be loosely stuffed, not packed because stuffing expands while cooking, and the turkey should be stuffed right before it is put into the oven, never ahead of time. The stuffing takes the longest of the birds components to reach the desired safe temperature (165 degrees). Once the stuffing is in the turkey, it should not be removed until the turkey is ready to be carved. DearAbby: My husband and I have lived here for 20 years, and so have our lovely, gracious and caring neighbors. We havent had any new neighbors for years until now. My husband has met the couple in passing, but I havent yet. There has been a lot of activity over there, what with moving in, etc. As a neighbor, when and how should I approach them and offer my welcome to the neighborhood? Should I bring them something? If so, whats the best thing? Kate in Quincy, Mass. DearKate: I can tell by your question that the folks in your neighborhood are indeed lovely, gracious and caring. The first thing you should bring the new neighbors is a warm smile. And it wouldnt hurt if along with it you brought a plate of edible treats and an offer to refer them to the nearest market, dry cleaner, your shoe repair shop and a reliable plumber. DearAbby: My dad came into my room and told me he and my mom were having problems that they were thinking about getting divorced. I cant imagine living without them or having to choose who I want to live with. Every child needs her mother, but Dad is the one who has always been there for me. Should I just live with my grandparents and see how that works out? What should I do? Baffled in the South DearBaffled: It was wrong of your father to talk to you about this before anything had been decided between him and your mother. I realize that my telling you not to worry about this would do no good because being upset is perfectly nat ural in these circumstances. Your father may have spok en prematurely, so keep that in mind. You should talk to both o f your parents about this. If you are close to your grand parents, discuss it with them too, since you feel you mig ht like to live with them to avoid hurting either parent. 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. Page B2 News-SunSunday, November 24, 2013 Diversions/Puzzles C ROOKEDBOOKSBy MARK FELDMAN ACROSS 1 Skye cap 4 Long yarn 8 Wide open areas? 14 Fix after an outage, as a clock 19 Genetics lab study 20 Yemen neighbor 21 Old Spanish sailing force 22 Small egg 23 Fingers 24 __ the Merciless: Flash Gordon foe 25 Tolstoy novel about game hunting? 27 Most texts 29 Informer 30 Intimidated 31 London novel about gentlemen coming to blows? 35 Assembled 36 Computer acronym 37 Get 38 DDE rival 40 "__ Miniver" 43 Murder mystery staple 45 Credit (to) 49 Court happening 51 Spot for a pad 52 Salinger novel about an alien abduction? 56 Good, in Hebrew 57 Clear 58 Bygone bringers of blocks 59 Spanish appetizer 63 Stir up 65 Tinted 68 Despicable 69 "What a shame!" 70 Dreiser novel about a prominent British prince? 72 Big name in elevators 73 Daffy 74 NFL pick sixes, e.g. 75 Red dye 76 Guy dolls 77 Check 79 Belief: Suff. 80 Cleo's undoing 82 Bront novel about the rigors of ballet training? 87 One may overlook a loch 91 Perfume with myrrh, say 92 Crowd __ 93 Crowd 95 More than feasts (on) 96 Pancake-making facilitator 97 Photo __ 100 Swiss mathematician 101 Email attachment, briefly 104 Forster novel about the mysterious death of Tutenkhamen? 109 Gulf War missile 113 Former president of Pakistan 114 Lozenges, e.g. 115 Steinbeck novel about a spiritual vegan? 118 "__.0": Comedy Central show 119 Bad opening? 120 Booze 121 R or X 122 Curved molding 123 Not leave, with "up" 124 Corners, in a way 125 Preoccupy 126 "O, let me not be mad" speaker 127 Times in want ads DOWN 1 Sculpt, as hedges 2 "Winesburg, Ohio" author Sherwood 3 Total drubbing 4 Horn of Africa natives 5 Baja buddy 6 Crooks, in slang 7 Unsettled feelings, in Frankfurt 8 Buffalo hockey player 9 Tournament kickoff, perhaps 10 Cremona craftsman 11 Beetle, for one 12 Author LeShan 13 Bank deposit 14 Scoundrel 15 Affair 16 Haggis ingredient 17 "What __ is new?" 18 Began a round, with "off" 26 Farm mom 28 Lift 32 __ wave 33 Den 34 Actress Mazar 39 House mate?: Abbr. 40 Pair, as two odd socks 41 Earns copiously 42 Cunning 44 Approx. 46 Cliffside debris 47 Violin parts 48 Great American Ball Park player 49 Cannabis compound 50 Nike rival 53 Sure to end badly 54 "Stop, sailor!" 55 Considerable 59 Hot stuff 60 Fearful 61 Arts supporters 62 Furniture and fixtures, say 64 Gold meas. 65 Eats 66 Dickens' Heep 67 "The Hat Makes the Man" artist 70 Wee bit 71 Pal, slangily 78 Lady, e.g. 79 Supermarket franchise initials 81 L.A. hours 83 Turning meas. 84 Hip bones 85 Call in a bakery 86 Develop 87 "Scottish Fantasy" composer 88 In a ball 89 Arterial problem 90 Exits 94 Subtly mottled, as fabric 98 Starter's gun 99 Easy mark 101 Damage, so to speak 102 Cubes in the kitchen 103 Antagonist 105 Harriet's TV spouse 106 Appearances 107 Beatle trademark 108 Old Testament prophet 109 Put up 110 At a distance 111 Faithful 112 Poi source 116 Collar 117 Sot's problem Solution on page B4 When I was a young girl growing up, my cousin, Linda, my brother, Danny, and I used to love romping through the meadow next door to her house catching fireflies or lightning bugs as we called them. I loved her sloping yard with the big, old weeping willow tree. There was a hammock wed swing in and an old crab apple tree, too. It was a great place for backyard barbecues. As dusk cloaked the daylight in shadowy darkness, we grabbed our jars with holes poked in the lids.We danced and spun to the sound of the cicadas while catching those flying lights. We were so excited to capture what we could and watch the little lights up close.However, within a few moments their lights grew dimmer and went out.The fireflies were still alive...but they were trapped.No longer did they feel free to illuminate the space they were in. We wanted to keep them, but we knew better.So, we unscrewed the jar lid and let them out.Guess what?They lit up when they were released. In just a few days, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends. Lets count our blessings and be thankful for the beauty of the earth, for our health, our children and grandchildren, parents, homes, churches, schools blessings abound and Gods bounty is immeasurable. Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you says Psalm 116: 17, NKJVwhen speaking of Gods righteousness, mercy and prese rvation. But have we returned bountiful thanksgiving in word and deed to our God Creator and Savior? It is time not only to be thankful, but to secure the freedoms God gave us and which are expressed in our Constitution.Freedom is a powerful thing.It helps us shine our lights brightly f or others bringing hope and comfort. Those things mentioned above are ways in which our lights shine. But, latel y, some of that freedom has become trapped. Our lights have become dimmer and, in some cases, have gone out. Were like unlit fireflie s, breathing ever so slightly of the air we once knew that is only filtering in slightly through those hol es in the lid of the jar that encloses us. But it isnt enough. We cant be all we were created to be. So this Thanksgiving lets approach God humbly, but also with boldness ask ing that we be instruments of renewal, revival and restoration.Be released t o shine! Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Unlit fireflies Pause And Consider Jan Merop Special to the News-SunAries (March 21-April 2 0) Its never too late to g et healthy, Aries. Find t ime for some exercise and r eplace some calorie-laden f oods with fruits and vege tables. You will appreciate h aving an extra hop in your s tep. Taurus (April 21-May 2 1) Taurus, a week of p assion and romance awaits y ou and your special someo ne. Everything you do d raws the attention of othe rs. So make it work to y our advantage. Gemini (May 22-June 2 1) Gemini, it can be c hallenging to get your h ead wrapped around cert ain tasks. Somehow you w ill manage to pull everyt hing together and get e verything accomplished. Cancer(June 22-July 2 2) Cancer, maintain your f ocus in the coming week n o matter how difficult that p roves to be. Personal conc erns may have you reeling, b ut your heightened focus w ill serve you well. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) L eo, you may have somet hing on your mind, but n ow is not the time to share s uch concerns. Do your best t o solve a problem on your o wn, but rely on the advice o f others if need be. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, do your best to a void being let down by the n egative attitudes of others. F riends or coworkers may j ust be in a bad mood, but t hat does not mean you n eed to be. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, a little extra conc entration will find you t ackling your workload with t ime to spare. Commit your t ime now and enjoy the time to take things slow later in the week. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, signficant changes are afoot and you are not quite sure how to prioritize your goals. Enjoy the change, but make use of down time to reestablish your priorities. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius, though a pressing issue in your relationship may seem like it needs immediate attention, you have a lot of time to work through any issues. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, your normally conservative approach wont work this week. You have to take a couple of chances, or you wont accomplish much of anything. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, you have only a few days to learn some new procedures at work. It is natural to feel nervous, but put aside those feelings and concentrate on the tasks at hand. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, dont worry too much about an upcoming change around the office. Youre in position to benefit from some restructuring. Famous birthdaysNov. 24 Billy Connolly, actor (71); Nov. 25 Billy Burke, actor (47); Nov. 26 Natasha Bedingfield, singer (32); Nov. 27 Brooke Langton, actress (43); Nov. 28 Ed Harris, actor (63); Nov. 29 Diego Boneta, actor (23); and Nov. 30 Kaley Cuoco, actress (28). A week of passion and romance awaits you this week, Taurus Turkey stuffed with dressing is also dressed with stuffing Horoscope Dear Abby


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 24, 2013 Page B3 chamber page; 7.444"; 15"; Black; nov chamber pg dummy; 0 0 0 3 3 6 1 0 CARDIOLOGY ASSOCIATES; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, main A erictile dysfu; 0 0 0 3 3 9 4 5 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Local j azz band Emanon, with spec ial guest Bill Prince, will p erform at 7:30 p.m. on S aturday, Dec. 14, in the S outh Florida State College U niversity Center A uditorium. Emanon is a group of l ocal jazz musicians founded b y Dave Naylor, who plays t rumpet, piccolo trumpet and f lugelhorn. Naylor is a longt ime music teacher and was a featured soloist in the P residential U.S. Navy Band i n Washington, D.C. during t he Kennedy years. Manny P atio (bass) has more than 5 0 recordings and has perf ormed with Ed Calle, A rturo Sandoval, Gloria E stefan and James Brown. M artin Rimoldi (guitar) has p layed with many wellk nown groups in his native A rgentina. Doug Andrews ( keyboard) has been a music i nstructor and performer for m any years and is SFSCs d ean of Cultural Programs. B ill Anderson (drums) has r ecorded and played profess ionally with many orchest ras and bands over the years a nd has been the director of Music Ministries at First United Methodist Church of Sebring for more than 20 years. Joining Emanon for this special event is guest artist Bill Prince. Princes performing and recording credits constitute a whos who in jazz. With a professional career spanning more than 50 years, he has performed with numerous bands and orchestras including Buddy Rich, Billy Maxted, Pee Wee Hunt, the NORAD Band, the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, and the Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Jacksonville symphonies. Tickets to this evening of jazz with Emanon are $17 or $20. Tickets are available for purchase online at or by calling the SFSC Box Office at 863-784-7178. SFSC Box Office hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets are also available by visiting the Box Office during business hours in front of the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive. Emanon, special guest Bill Prince, to present an evening of jazz Arts & Entertainment r Courtesy photo Doug Andrews (from left), Manny Patio, Dave Naylor, Martin Rimoldi and Bill Anderson make up the local jazz band Emanon. NEWYORK (AP) M ore than 25 years later, C ary Elwes still has the f ondest memories of starring i n The Princess Bride. The actor has a deal with T ouchstone, an imprint of S imon & Schuster, for a m emoir about the beloved f airy tale. The book is called As You Wish: Tales from t he Princess Bride. T ouchstone announced F riday that it has scheduled p ublication for the fall of 2 014. Rob Reiner, who directed The Princess Bride, is contributing a foreword. The book, to be co-written by Joe Layden, also will include interviews with Billy Crystal, Robin Wright and other cast members from the 1987 production. Elwes and Wright starred as the lovers Westley and Buttercup. Elwesother film credits include Days of Thunder and Bram Stokers Dracula. Cary Elwes writing memoir about Princess Bride WESTHOLLYWOOD, C alif. (AP) The Golden G lobe season has officially b egun with the crowning of a spiring actress Sosie Bacon, t he daughter of Globe winn ers Kevin Bacon and Kyra S edgwick, as Miss Golden G lobe 2014. Chosen each year by the H ollywood Foreign Press A ssociation, Miss Golden G lobe assists with the G lobes ceremony and is typi cally the daughter of H ollywood celebrities. The outgoing recipient is Francesca Eastwood, daughter of Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher. The announcement was made this past Thursday evening at a star-studded affair held at the tony West Hollywood restaurant Fig and Olive. As a young actress who is just beginning my career, it is truly an honor to be a part of such a special night in film and television, said Sosie Bacon in a statement. Hollywood daughter wins Miss Golden Globe honor


NEWYORK (AP) Nine thats how many red carp ets the stars of The Hunger G ames: Catching Fire have w alked at premieres around t he globe to promote it. Not that theyre complaini ng about going to cities like R ome, London, Paris and M adrid. Still, the films s tars, Jennifer Lawrence and L iam Hemsworth, admitted it w as a bit of a whirlwind t raveling for the second film i n the Hunger Games s eries. You look at the schedule a nd youre like, Oh man, t hats grueling,and then y oure living it and youre l ike,I cant possibly ... uh, I c ant do this,she said, l aughing on the red carpet at t he films final premiere in N ew York City on W ednesday night. Its crazy to wake up in a d ifferent city every day but I t hink turning up and seeing h ow excited people are for t his film, it gives you energ y, Hemsworth said. From all that traveling, Lawrence said, she had no idea what was going on in the world, particularly with current events. Its impossible, she said. People were like, ohand talking about things that had happened during the week. Im like, I wasnt on the planet.Like, I dont know what happened. I didnt know the mayor (of Toronto) was smokincrack, she said, referencing the scandal involving that citys mayor, Rob Ford. The 23-year-old Oscar winner was jovial at the event, which also drew cast members like Philip Seymour Hoffman and Elizabeth Banks, and other stars like the designer Valentino and Brooke Shields. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida State Colleges P erforming Arts continues to c elebrate its 30th Artist S eries season with an amazi ng lineup of performances. R inging in the season with t he warmth of the Irish spirit i s Celtic Yuletide at 7:30 p .m. Monday, Dec. 16 in the S FSC Theatre for the P erforming Arts, Highlands C ampus. World-champion Irish d ancers, along with a festive b and of fiddles and pipes p lay familiar holiday f avorites, traditional heartw arming Irish carols, Gaelic v ersions of carols, and more. H eadlined by the original R iverdance tenor, Michael L ondra, whose amazing v oice and energy makes for a delightful evening of holid ay fun. Londra presents an e vening of Christmas from I reland told in song, dance, and the classic stories of his youth. The tenor, as seen on PBS, sings traditional, heartwarming Irish carols like The Wexford Carol from his home county, Gaelic versions of Christmas songs you will love such as Oiche Ciuin (Silent Night), and many carols more familiar to international audiences like O Come Emmanuel and The First Noel. Individual tickets for Celtic Yuletide range in price from $30 to $40. They are available for purchase at or at the SFSC Box Office, 784-7178. SFSC Box Office hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. MondayFriday. The box office is in front of the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive. Visit on Facebook at This performance of Celtic Yuletide is sponsored by Highlands Independent Bank, Highlands Regional Medical Center, Carol Emery, Professor Emerita, and David and Michelle Leidel. An hour prior to the performance, audience members can visit the Images of Florida exhibition at the SFSC Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC). Images of Florida features the photography of Lee Dunkel. MOFAC is open to the public from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, one hour prior to each Artist and Matinee Series performance, and by appointment for group tours. For more information about the museum or its exhibitions and workshops or to request a museum tour, contact Mollie Doctrow, curator, MOFAC, at 784-7240 or visit the SFSC MOFAC website at Page B4 News-SunSunday, November 24, 2013 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; nov ads; 0 0 0 3 3 4 0 0 SFSC-PERFORMING ARTS CENTER; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main A Michael McDona; 0 0 0 3 3 8 4 0 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sharon hoover; 0 0 0 3 3 8 7 6 Courtesy photo Celtic Yuletide will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 in the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts. Celebrate the season with Celtic Yuletide at SFSC Arts & Entertainment Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Rick Nelson is an artist who finds it difficult to call himself an artist. He spent most of his career in construction. Making something out of nothing was a daily process and at the end of the work day he received a lot of satisfaction out of the work in progress. He feels in many ways it was a natural progression from construction and laying tile to his new passion of creating stained glass. Nelson credits his girlfriend for introducing him to stained glass. She took a stained glass class about four years ago. Nelson went shopping for her necessary equipment and helped her with techniques for breaking the glass and soldering, which he had knowledge of from ceramic tile work. While helping her, Nelson sat down at the work bench and just sort of took over. Nelson is a person who needs to stay busy doing something and it did not take long to realize after retirement that he couldnt try to play golf every day, so sitting at a bench doing stained glass is a lot easier on the knees than laying tile. He started out making sun catchers to hang in windows and gradually his work evolved into making night lights, vases, bowls, dishes or whatever is commissioned. The items he creates vary, but he always works with stained glass. The colors are never exactly the same, so the combinations are unlimited. He is self taught and his techniques are ever evolving. He always gets a thrill at the end result when after carefully and, often painstakingly, choosing and arranging small pieces of glass, a whole picture or design emerges. He never has to make the same thing twice because even if the design is the same, the color combinations can make it completely different. Nelson had a sad introduction to life, but made the most of what he was given and at age 59 has found peace through the arts. He is a singer and a golfer, but mostly he is a stained glass artist. The path Nelson chose however was a winding road that took many twists and turns beginning in Southern California before landing in Lake Placid, where upon retirement he stopped long enough to realize his longing and need to create. Nelson said, Sharing the beauty or art with others brings me great joy. Nelsons work can be found at the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative in Lake Placid, and he also accepts commissioned work The Caladium Arts & Crafts Co-operative, 132 E. Interlake Blvd., is an uniqu e establishment allowing local artisans the opportunity to offer their works of art and crafts for sale. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For information on becoming a member call 699-5940 or visit the website at Nelson named Co-op Artist of the Month Catching Fire premieres finally end for cast after world tour CROSSWORDSOLUTION


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 24, 2013 Page B5 church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 0 KARLSON, PAMELA; 11.25"; 3"; Black plus three; process, tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 6 wild game; 5.542"; 5"; Black; lp rotary wild game dinner; 0 0 0 3 3 5 5 5 Special to the News-SunThe living legends of the A merican Cowboy reflect t he American Dream of spiri t, fortitude, and dedication t o principles as their destiny c reated the story of the A merican West. It all began i n the desert region of South A frica (now Chad), 10,000 y ears ago before the Sahara D esert was created by worldw ide glacial climate change. E arly hunter/gatherers d omesticated the Auroch ox, t he first bovine species of c attle that served to advance a griculture and survival. Early cattle ranching w as initiated when h unter/gatherers migrated w ith their herds up the T igris-Euphrates Rivers then e xpanded into India, Europe a nd United States when P once de Leon brought A ndalusian cattle into F lorida from Spain. Western Expansionism g ave birth to the cattle i ndustry in the American W est These true stories of early p ioneer cattle ranchers instill t he American spirit into the 2 1st century. As legendary c owboy author J.P.S. Brown ( Nogales, Ariz.) said, Real c owboys are not always w ho you think they are w hether or not they wear b oots and cowboy hats; it is t heir Spirit that lives. These stories, and more, a re included in Nancy Dales l atest release, Deadly Risk: A merican Cattle Rancing on t he Mexican Border and O ther True Cattle Ranching S tories. The tragic story of border h eritage rancher Rob Krentz ( murdered by a suspected i llegal) is told by his dedic ated wife, Sue (Douglas, A riz.) with border ranchers J ohn Ladd (Bisbee, Ariz.) a nd Ed Ashurst (Apache, A riz.) telling their horror s tories of battling the M exican cartels. Our cattle r anch is on the Mexican bord er. Over the past 22 years, w e have found 14 dead bodi es and truckloads of dope, s aid Ladd, Bisbee. In 2010, R ob Krentz, our neighbor, was shot and killed without a doubt by a muleor drug smuggler, said Ashurst. Also included in Dales book is an interview with Scott George, president of National Beef Cattlemens Assn. responding to rancher questions on border issues; Hardee County Sheriff Arnold Lanie, who details a Mexican cartel drug bust in Lake Placid; Senator John McCains statement on immigration reform; responses of Senators Marco Rubio (FL) and Jeff Flake (AZ), refusing to answer border rancher questions; and border terrorism described by Todd Staples, Texas agriculture commissioner. Caren Cowan, (executive director, New Mexico Cattle Growers Association) began life in Tombstone; Don Reay, executive director, Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition (El Paso, Texas), provides insight into Border Patrol/Customs. Renee Strickland, a Myakka City rancher, tells her personal challenge opening a gateway into Africa/Middle East; Jimmie Hargroves family struggles to carve a ranch in Wild Florida; and James Prescott and Joel Tyson awakening the adventurous. In a world wrought with political strife, man waging war against man, global power struggles, new technology and climate change, the cowboy Spirit and Heritage gives hope for humanity as joy, suffering, grief, emotional, spiritual challenges arrive upon our doorstep through these true stories. Hopefully, their lives will inspire future generations to recognize that the global frontier and beyond it is yet to be fulfilled and will challenge those who dare to carve it, Dale said. For more information on Dales book, call her at 2148351, visit or email Nancy Dales latest book, Deadly Risk is available Arts & Entertainment By CHRIS TALBOTT APMusic WriterNASHVILLE, Tenn. D avid Guetta cant wait for y ou to hear his new song One Voice for a couple o f reasons. The song is at the heart of a new partnership with the U nited Nations, and the 46y ear-old French producer a nd DJ hopes it will inspire f ans to donate money for h umanitarian relief around t he world, simply by tweeti ng. It also shows a brand new s ide of his musical personali ty. Its a big turn for me, G uetta said of the song that f eatures singer Mikky Ekko. Ive never had songs that are like this kind of subject, so Im really excited about this. Its a big change lyrically, but also sonically. Just, you know, growing up, trying to do something bigger than myself. Its a big stretch from Sexy Bitch. Guetta will project a video for One Voice on the side of the U.N. building in New York on Friday night with the help of SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki-moon, helping raise awareness for the The World Needs More ... humanitarian aid campaign. Fans can trigger $1 donations by choosing a word to finish the sentence, The world needs more ... , and tweeting #worldneedsmore##yourword#. Guetta is backing the word love. Other sponsors chose words like inclusion, education, dreams and empowerment. Fans can also donate $1 by sending a text. Details are available at the campaigns website where the video unveiling also can be watched via livestream Friday night. The campaign launches on World Humanitarian Day and was spurred by the devastation caused in the Philippines by Typhoon Hyian. The money also will go to other parts of the world like Syria, and everywhere people are suffering, Guetta said. David Guetta gives support, song to United Nations campaign LOS ANGELES (AP) Fans outraged that a sequel to a beloved holiday film is in the works are no longer out in the cold. Aspokeswoman for Paramount Pictures, who owns the rights to Its a Wonderful Life, said Wednesday that the studio would fight a group of producers who are working on a follow-up to the 1946 holiday classic. Directed by Frank Capra, the film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a desperate family man who imagines during Christmas time what his town would be like if hed never been born. No project relating to Its a Wonderful Lifecan proceed without a license from Paramount, the studio noted in a statement after Star Partners and Hummingbird Productions announced their sequel plans Monday. To date, these individuals have not obtained any of the necessary rights, and we would take all appropriate steps to protect those rights. The Internet collectively groaned this week when Bob Farnsworth, president of Nashville, Tenn.-based Hummingbird Productions, and Allen J. Schwalb, president of Orlando-based Star Partners, unveiled their pitch for Its a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story, a follow-up that would focus on Baileys unlikeable grandson. This cant be real, many tweeted. Maybe George Bailey should have killed himself after all, said one blogger Soon celebrities were chiming in: I dont know if they ha ve a title yet, but if not, I have a suggestion. I would call it Its a Terrible Idea,joke d Jimmy Kimmel. Stop messing with classics, people! Whats next? Gone with the Wind 2? pondered Andy Cohen. It wouldve been better if wed never been born, tweeted comedian John Fugelsang. Farnsworth and Schwalb said the film would star Karolyn Grimes, who play ed Baileys daughter in the original film, as an angel who comes to the aide of her nephew. Paramount: Hinted Wonderful Life sequel has no wings


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Andrew Bird, Pulaski at Night (Grimsey Records) 10. Pentatonix, Daft Punk (Madison Gate Records) ITunesTop songs 1. The Monster (feat. Rihanna), Eminem 2. Counting Stars, OneRepublic 3. Royals, Lorde 4. Timber (feat. Ke$ha), Pitbull 5. Demons, Imagine Dragons 6. Wake Me Up, Avicii 7. Roar, Katy Perry 8. Hallelujah, Matthew Schuler 9. Let Her Go, Passenger 10. Wrecking Ball, Miley Cyrus Top albums 1. The Marshall Mathers LP2 , Eminem 2. ARTPOP, Lady Gaga 3. Sail Out, Jhene Aiko 4. Pure Heroine, Lorde 5. NOW Thats What I Call Music, Vol. 48, Various Artists 6. Nothing Was the Same, Drake 7. Midnight Memories , One Direction 8. PRISM , Katy Perry 9. Bangerz , Miley Cyrus 10. Night Visions, Imagine Dragons iPhone & iPad AppsTop Paid iPhone Apps 1. Backflip Madness, Gamesoul Studio 2. Minecraft Pocket Edition, Mojang 3. Duck Dynasty: Battle of the Beards HD, A&E Television Networks Mobile 4. Afterlight, Simon Filip 5. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 6. 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Cops N Robbers (Jail Break) Mine Mini Game, JoyDo Entertainment Top Free iPad Apps 1. My Talking Tom, Out Fit 7 Ltd. 2. Kids Face Paint, Ninjafish Studios 3. GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience, Gameloft 4. Cops N Robbers (FPS) Mine Mini Game, JoyDo Entertainment 5. YouTube, Google, Inc. T he Lists 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. Evangelist Roger Jaudon. 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. Sunday Life Teen Mass at 6 p.m. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. English confession at 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Spanish confession at 6:30 p.m. 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. 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. 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. If you need any more information, call 4534851. 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


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 24, 2013 Page B7 T he Lists T elevisionNielson Ratings Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 11-17. Listings include the weeks ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Kansas City at Denver, NBC, 26.95 million. 2. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 19.92 million. 3. "NCIS," 19.37 million. 4. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 18.3 million. 5. "The OT," Fox, 14.99 million. 6. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 14.89 million. 7. "Football Night in America," NBC, 14.02 million. 8. "Person of Interest," CBS, 12.6 million. 9. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 12.57 million. 10. "The Walking Dead," AMC, 12 million. 11. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 11.99 million. 12. "60 Minutes," CBS, 11.86 million. 13. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 11.79 million. 14. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 11.64 million. 15. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 11.63 million. 16. "The Millers," CBS, 11.08 million. Best-SellersWall Street Journal FICTION 1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney (Amulet) 2. Sycamore Row by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims by Rush Limbaugh (Threshold Editions) 4. The First Phone Call fron Heaven by Mitch Albom (Harper) 5. Dust by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam Adult) 6. The Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (Disney Press) 7. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 8. White Fire by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central Publishing) 9. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 10. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (Scribner) NONFICTION 1. Killing Jesus: A History by Bill OReilly & Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co) 2. Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer (Crown Forum) 3. The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond (William Morrow & Co.) 4. Double Down: Game Change 2012 by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann (Penguin Books) 5. The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition by Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda B. Bell (CCA and B) 6. The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster) 7. Soul Healing Miracles by Zhi Gang Sha (BenBella) 8. Guiness World Records 2014 by Guiness World Records (Guiness World Records) 9. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown) 10. Good Tidings and Great Joy by Sarah Palin (HarperCollins/Broadside) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. Sycamore Row by John Grisham (Knopf) 2. Dust by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam Adult) 3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Knopf Books for Young Readers) 4. Scorched by Melody Anne (Gossamer Publishing) 5. White Fire by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central Publishing) 6. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 7. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown) 8. Dark Witch by Nora Roberts (Berkley) 9. Divergent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 10. The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty (Penguin) NONFICTION E-BOOKS 1. Grain Brain by David Perlmutter and Kristen Loberg (Little, Brown) 2. Killing Jesus: A History by Bill OReilly & Martin Dugard (Macmillan) 3. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup (HarperCollins) 4. Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer (Crown Forum) 5. George Washingtons Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade (Sentinel) 6. David and Goliath by Malcom Gladwell (Little, Brown) 7. Double Down: Game Change 2012 by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann (Penguin) 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: 3857848; Faith Child Development Center: 385-3232. Sunday Traditional Worship Service: 8 a.m.; Sunday Praise Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.; Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:15 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 8 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-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 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Coffee and fellowship following 10:30 a.m. service. Wednesday Worship Service is 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 Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.; Worship service, 10 a.m. Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Childrens Church scheduled during worship service, 4-year-olds through fifth grade. Nursery provided during worship service for infants to 3-year-olds. Seasonal Mid-Week Services each Wwednesday evening during Advent and Lent. Call church office at 465-5253 or visit the website at Other activities and groups include: Choir; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies; Trinity Tots Pre-school, and Youth Group.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.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday: Youth Groups meet for devotions/Bible study, crafts, sport activities and dinner. Middle and high school, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Elementary School, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. A nursery is 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. Gary Pendrak, 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


Associated PressORLANDO Have you e ver wondered where your f un comes from? The answer: here, at the I nternational Association of A musement Parks & A ttractions expo. The five-day trade show t ook place this week in O rlando, smack in the middle o f the worlds biggest theme p ark corridor. Its the largest s uch convention in the world, a nd people from more than 1 00 countries either attend, or e xhibit, at the mind-bogglingl y massive show. Afew numbers to explain t he scale: Organizers sold out 5 00,000 square feet of indoor s how space. More than 2 7,000 people attended on the f irst day. If one were to walk t he entire show floor, it would t ally 9 miles. No wonder a man was s potted sleeping in a car p arked in the convention cent ers lot mid-day on W ednesday. Or why another m an could be seen on all f ours on the floor, hunched o ver the shows map (which i s the size of a small table w hen unfolded). Here, leisure is serious b usiness. Were trying to pick out w hat our customers are going t o want, said John S chweiger, the CEO of C oming Attractions Theaters, a four-state chain of movie h ouses and entertainment cent ers on the West Coast. Schweiger was at the show l ooking for bumper cars and g o-karts for a new indoor e ntertainment center that hes o pening in Alaska. Our country needs fun r ight now, he mused. Everything else thats going o n puts you in a state of d epression. Theres everything that a t heme park, entertainment c enter, zoo or museum could w ant at this show. You can buy something t oday and put it in your park i mmediately, or find a germ o f a project for five years f rom now, said Jeremy S choolfield, the editor-inc hief of Funworld, the I AAPAtrade magazine. There were architects who d esign sleek museum exhibits a nd ones who design tropical mini-golf courses. Companies that manufacture wheels for roller coasters. Vendors of water slides and ziplines. Tickets, trash cans, trampoline supplies. Amall-sized parking lot crammed with bounce houses. Animatronic giant bugs. Alifelike mechanical snake-oil salesman, made to look like something from the 1800s, that lip-syncs the song Moves Like Jagger. Aminiature version of a dark roller coaster that involves shooting zombies in 3-D. Platoons of Hello Kitty. Lots and lots of sugar. This is a brand new food category, said Scott Colwell, the owner of the Orlandobased Chilly Ribbons, which is best described as tasty shaved snow sold from what looks like a mini ski chalet. And it has less than 100 calories! This is Chilly Ribbons first year at the show, and like hundreds of others, Colwell hopes to do business with large parks and attractions by renting space at the expo, talking up the product and handing out free samples. Cinderella stories have happened before at the IAAPAexpo. Take Ernest Yale, the president and CEO of Montrealbased Triotech, which creates immersive and interactive attractions. Fifteen years ago, Yale drove to the show with four of his employees in a truck. They slept in the same hotel room and rented a small booth. The team sold one small arcade game three hours before the show ended and Yale was up all night, programming it the night before. Triotech had one of the largest spaces at the Expo about 3,600 square feet and are developing an interactive, dark roller coaster for Cedar Fair Entertainment Companys Toronto park. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida State Colleges The A rtistsGroup (TAG) is o ffering spring classes in the s tudio at the Hotel J acaranda, 19 E. Main St. R egister in Building B at the H ighlands campus or any S FSC campus or center. For m ore information, or to o btain class supply lists, c ontact The ArtistGroup at S FSC at 784-7376 or email t All S outh Florida State College c ampuses will be closed for t he winter break from Dec. 2 1 through Jan. 1. W atercolor on Yupo Paper Participants will learn to p aint on synthetic paper. P articipants will paint a new s ubject each week for three w eeks. This class will be h eld from 1-4 p.m. T hursdays starting Jan. 9 and e nding Jan. 23. The cost is $ 65, and the course number i s (CRN) 21455. A crylics Made EasyLearn the essential skills o f acrylic painting. This c lass is for all skill levels. T wo paintings will be completed during the session. This class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays starting Jan. 10 and ending Feb. 14. Asecond class is scheduled for Feb. 28-April 4, also from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. The cost for either class is $105, and the course number is (CRN) 21456.Creations in ClayParticipants will learn to use clay and pottery techniques for this sculptural medium. This class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays starting Jan. 10 and ending Feb. 14. The cost is $120, and includes supplies. The course number is (CRN) 21457. The class will be held at the SFSC, Highlands Campus, Building A-10.Oil PaintingNancy Adams teaches the essentials of painting with oils. The class will cover the importance of composition and design, properties of oil paint, principles for mixing colors and techniques for applying paint. This class will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays starting Jan. 13 and ending Jan. 27. The price cost is $65, and the course number is (CRN) 21458.Acrylic PaintingLearn the principles of acrylic painting. This class is for beginning and intermediate students. Students will paint subjects of their choice or work on a project with the instructor. Two paintings will be completed during the session. This class will be held from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. 15 and ending Feb. 19. The cost is $105, and the course number is (CRN) 20878. Asecond class will be offered from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays starting March 5 and ending April 9. The cost is the same. This course number is (CRN) 21466.Bead Stitching BasicsLearn the basic stitches of bead stitching by creating two projects. Students will create a crystal tennis bracelet and a wavy flag bracelet. This class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays starting Feb. 6 and ending Feb. 13. The cost is $45, and the course number is (CRN) 21462.Watercolor PaintingBetty Heim will teach students how to paint their own subjects, or participate in a project demonstrated. The application of color theory elements and principles of design will be discussed, and implemented into the class project. This class will be held from 1-4 p.m. Thursdays starting Feb. 20 and ending March 27. The cost is $105, and the course number is (CRN) 20876. Page B8 News-SunSunday, November 24, 2013 CHICANES; 9.347"; 6"; Black plus three; process, 11/20,22,24; 0 0 0 3 3 6 5 1 Performing Arts Marty Stuart; 5.542"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 3 3 9 6 0 SFSC The Artist Group offers several spring classes in AP Arts & Entertainment Courtesy pho to The Artists Group Studio is in the Hotel Jacaranda at 19 E. Main St. in Avon Park. Leisure is a serious business Huge theme park trade show held in Orlando


News-Sun Sunday, November 24, 2013 CSection Business WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main A new cars; 0 0 0 3 3 4 5 4 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING The Florida C hamber Foundation has r eleased their Trade and L ogistics Study 2.0. The r eport has outlined a plan for a corridor to develop distrib ution and manufacturing f acilities in inland Florida, c lustering around U.S. 27. That would put the S ebring Regional Airport in t he crosshairs of developm ent. This corridor over time c ould connect to inland airp orts with available land for g rowth which includes the S ebring Regional Airport, t he report reads. The newest incarnation of t he study is not a new area f or the local terminal. The S ebring airport has been c ited in the past as a potent ial inland port. This is a bit of a different c oncept, said SRA E xecutive Director Mike W illingham. They are talki ng about a port where f reight would come from c oastal ports into the interior o f the state and then placed o n its various modes of t ransportation and go out f rom there. Willingham pointed to the CSX Railway spur that comes into the airports industrial park as well as the airports proximity to U.S. 98 and U.S. 27 as assets lending to the inland port designation. He also discussed the pending extension of the airports main runway as yet another attribute. In fact, SRAofficials have a scheduled Friday meeting with the Federal Aviation Administration to discuss the potential extension of runway 1836, taking it from 5,000 to 7,000 feet. The idea would be to get that project moving along at a quicker pace. That would mean we could land a Boeing 737, he said Currently, the airport can accommodate any of the business-class jet aircraft and even some larger propellerdriven aircraft. We have done a lot of C130s and planes of that size, Willingham said. There already has been some significant work done on the airports major landing strip. For instance, the current footprint of the present runway has been reconstructed to reflect a design that would accommodate larger aircraft. The next step will be to design the extension of the Sebring airport gains inland port designation Courtesy photo With each purchase of Sarahs Hope Jewelry designs, Highlands Jewelers will give back a percentage of sales to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. Store owner Charles Stuart (left) seals the deal with Kiko Vazquez, while Frances Stuart watches. Runway expansion planned See AIRPORT, C3 Special to the News-SunSEBRING This holiday season, customers of Highlands Jewelers have an opportunity to be someones angel through the purchase of Sarahs Hope Jewelry. Witheach purchase of select Sarahs Hope Jewelry designs, the store will give back a percentage of sales to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. Since the program began in 2011, thanks to jewelers in the USAand Canada, the program has raised a total of more than $80,000 for local charities. Sarahs Hope Jewelry is a socially responsible jewelry line that helps provide micro loans and small business training to women in impoverished situations through out the world and the USA. Through their purchases of Sarahs Hope Jewelry, our customers have participated in the efforts to help lift up hundreds of boys and girls throughout the Sun Coast through small business ownership, says Highlands Jewelers helps Big Brothers Big Sisters See HIGHLANDS, C3 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING It appears that local residents have received early Christmas presents in the form of jobs. Numbers released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labors Bureau of Labor Statistics show that of the 40,120 individuals listed in Highlands Countys labor force last month, 36,953 were working. That translates into a 7.9 percent October unemployment rate. The numbers were better that September, when an estimated 8.3 percent of the local workforce was off the job and better than October of 2012 when 9.3 percent of the labor force was out of work. The numbers were better than Hardee County, which registered 8.3 percent unemployed for last month, but not as good as Polk County, which showed an October unemployment rate of 7.5 percent. Highlands also was above the states estimated October average which showed a seasonally-adjusted 6.7 percent unemployment or the national rate which was seasonally-adjusted to 7.3 percent. Locally, the onset of the citrus harvesting, tourist and holiday shopping season were credited with at least part of the uptick in employment, but a report issued by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity indicated that trade, transportation and utilities showed the strongest job growth statewide. Other industries showing job growth were the leisure and hospitality, professional and business, and con struction categories. Only total government jobs category showed losses in October. Monroe County ranked lowest in th e state at 3.8 percent while Hendry, at 1 2 percent, was the highest. Local unemployment rate at 7.9 percent


Page C2 News-SunSunday, November 24, 2013 AGENTI MEDIA SVC/FLORIDA BLUE; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main A IO4222321; 0 0 0 3 3 3 7 5 Business Special to the News-SunSEBRING Beginning e arly next year, Heartland W orkforce will become C areerSource Heartland as p art of a new universal b rand identity to better align F loridas nationally recogn ized workforce system, and i mprove customer awareness a nd use of the systems servi ces and resources. The new state brand, C areerSource Florida, is a r esult of extensive market r esearch and input from l ocal leaders, employers, job s eekers, workforce profess ionals and community partn ers throughout Florida. The name, logo and chart er for the entire workforce s ystem were approved unanim ously by the Workforce F lorida Inc. Board of D irectors this spring. The Heartland Workforce B oard of Directors recently a pproved its aligned regional brand name. Heartland Workforce and its three one-stop career centers serving job seekers, workers and businesses in Highlands, DeSoto, and Hardee counties, will begin using its new name following a statewide brand launch in early 2014. The statewide rebranding effort was initiated to provide greater clarity and consistency, and to enhance the ability of workforce boards to leverage their resources to improve the systems efficiency and effectiveness. Regional workforce boards retain their flexibility to design and deliver programs that best address local workforce needs. Heartland Workforces commitment to providing outstanding customer service remains a top priority. Heartland Workforce CEO Donna Doubleday echoes the sentiments of the states leadership in support of the unified system to support economic and talent development, sending a powerful message of collaboration and alignment to businesses. We often hear we are the areas best kept secret. This branding initiative will hopefully enhance awareness of our public-private partnerships and our mission to develop and maintain a regional talent development strategy to maximize the success of our businesses and job seekers. For more information on Heartland Workforce and on the programs and services offered, visit the website at Heartland Workforce to have new name Doubleday To become CareerSource Heartland Push Productions 3x10.5 color 00033969 NEWYORK (AP) The p rice of oil slipped to just u nder $95 Friday but still f inished the week with a g ain of $1 a barrel. Benchmark U.S. crude for J anuary delivery fell 60 c ents to close at $94.84 in t rading in New York. The w eekly increase from $93.84 a week ago was largely due t o an improving U.S. jobs p icture, which would mean m ore drivers making the d aily commute. Brent crude, an international benchmark used to price oil used in many U.S. refineries, rose 97 cents to $111.05 in London. Meanwhile, gasoline prices in the U.S. are in the midst of an unusual increase for this time of year. The average price of a gallon of gasoline rose 2 cents Friday to $3.24 according to AAA, OPIS and Wright Express. The price has risen 5 cents a gallon over the last 10 days, but is still 10 cents cheaper than a month ago and 20 cents cheaper than a year ago. Tom Kloza, Chief Oil Analyst at, says the rise may continue for a few more days, making travel a bit more expensive for holiday drivers next week. But he doesnt expect the rise to last long, or be very dramatic. This has nothing to do with the holiday, he said. Oil drops, but gas prices rise


Special to the News-SunSEBRING According to a recent survey by financial s ervices firm Edward Jones, s ome Americans are plann ing to hold on to their wall ets this holiday season. In f act, 37 percent say they p lan to spend less on holiday s hopping in 2013 than they s pent in 2012, contrary to w hat Edward Jonesretail a nalyst is anticipating: holid ay sales to increase by a bout 2.8 percent. While we expect some s ales growth in the retail m arket this holiday season, t hose polled expressed a c onservative view on holiday s pending, said Brian Y arbrough, consumer discret ionary analyst for Edward J ones. This differs from our r etail forecasts for the r emainder of the year. We a nticipate solid numbers f rom most retailers with luxu ry players leading the c harge. The survey, conducted d uring the government shutd own, provides a unique pers pective into how the politic al landscape and other s hort-term events may i mpact consumer spending b ehaviors. More than onet hird (37 percent) plan to s pend less on holiday shopp ing in 2013 than they spent i n 2012, and another 39 perc ent say their shopping b udget will be the same. Just 1 8 percent plan to spend m ore this year. Americans have been i nundated by negative headl ines regarding changes in e conomic policy, the impact o f rising interest rates and d isparate political views c oming out of Washington, Y arbrough said. Its clear t hat these issues have heighte ned uncertainty and caused i ndividuals to second-guess t heir saving and spending b ehaviors. However, its i mportant to stay the course and take a long-term approach to spending, saving and investing, especially with all of the short-term uncertainty. Additional highlights from the survey include:Shopping early to get dealsOf Americans planning to buy holiday gifts this year (79 percent), 24 percent have already started to tackle their lists. Less than half (43 percent) plan to conduct their shopping before Thanksgiving, about onequarter (26 percent) plan to take advantage of Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales, and one-third (32 percent) say they will wait until December to get started. In a bearish admission, 16 percent of those who have traditionally purchased gifts for the holidays say they will not be doing so this year.Younger shoppers more likely to spendRespondents between the ages of 18 and 34 are the most likely to spend more in 2013 than in 2012 (35 percent), while only 12 percent of respondents ages 35 and 44 plan to spend more. Nearly half of respondents 55 and older plan to spend the same as 2012.Youngest likely to spend on marquee shopping daysThe surveys youngest respondents, those between the ages of 18 and 34, are far more likely to shop on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, with one-quarter indicating they plan to do so, compared with just 13 percent of Americans ages 55 and older. While 89 percent of respondents ages 18 to 34 plan to conduct holiday shopping this year, only 64 percent of respondents 55 and older plan to do the same.Larger households more likely to shopWhen taking household size into consideration, 91 percent of Americans with three or more individuals in their household plan to shop for the holidays this year, compared with 59 percent of single-person households. The trend continues between the two groups regarding their plans to conduct holiday shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. In households with three or more members, 26 percent say they plan to shop during those particular days, as opposed to just 11 percent of single-person households. Additionally, almost onethird (29 percent) of singleperson households and just 6 percent of households with three or more people do not plan to buy holiday gifts this year but have in the past. For a copy of the firms consumer discretionary sector report, please contact one of the financial advisors with Edward Jones in the Sebring area. For more information about Edward Jones visit www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 24, 2013 Page C3 Chateau Elan Hotel; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, thanksgiving special; 0 0 0 3 3 6 0 0 VILLAGE INN/DOW SHERWOOD CORP.; 9.347"; 6"; Black plus three; process, main A; 0 0 0 3 3 6 0 2 r unway, he said. The Florida Chamber F oundation says the Sebring a irport continues to be p roactive in their search for t ransportation partners and e conomic development prog rams for Highlands C ounty. The airport has been desi gnated as a Foreign Trade Z one, offering tax benefits as w ell as being the home to S ebring International R aceway. The facility celeb rated its 70th anniversary l ast year. Continued from C1 Business Airport targeting growth Americans cautious about holiday spending this year MCT A ccording to an Edward Jones study, 37 percent of Americans plan on spending less this holiday season. store owner Charles Stuart. Now were thrilled to also help locally by giving back to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. For this holiday-themed fundraiser, from Nov. 22Dec. 24, customers will be able to choose from a selection of earrings, bracelets and pendants. Prices start at $99 and designs feature .925 sterling silver and colorful, dynamic proprietary ESperenestones. Highlands Master Jewelers will donate 20 percent of each purchase from this collection to assist the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast with their list of needs to help under privileged boys and girls find their place in the world, including their child matching one on one mentoring program giving them an adult figure to look up too. Stuart said, Weknow there are many needs in our community, and are excited that our customers will help purchase gifts that not only look good but help do good for the children who are impacted every day by our wonderful Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. Abeautiful gift becom es even more beautiful when it helps someone in need. Stop by Highlands Jewelers and make a difference today. Kiko Vazquez, BBBS community resource direc tor, said,These donations stay right in the communit y, it truly is a big help to our goal here at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. These kids need us and your contribution by purchasing Sarahs Hope Jewelry is just one part of making what we do here a t Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast a success. Continued from C1 Highlands Jewelers aids BBBS


Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida State C olleges (SFSC) Criminal Justice A cademy recently recognized 16 Basic C orrections Academy 183 graduates at a ceremony on Nov. 20 on the H ighlands Campus. Keynote speaker, Captain Michael Z amora, Florida Civil Commitment C enter, emphasized that as these gradua tes venture out from this chapter in l ife, they should focus on the positives a nd their families. This class came together, worked h ard, and would not quit, said Richard M orey, law enforcement officer traini ng coordinator. We are proud of each o f them finishing as a team. The challenge coin was started by v arious branches of the military given t o recognize a soldiers membership in t hat branch/unit, Morey said. After e xiting the military, anyone who had a c oin in their possession and showed it t o someone else who served would s erve as proof of that individual had in f act been a member of the same unit. T he challenge coin at SFSC is presente d to a cadet showing completion of a b asic academy program. The coin s erves as a reminder to the graduate of a ny challenges they may have faced d uring the academy and more import antly that they can overcome anything t hey may face in the future. Special awards were presented to S hane Lavalle for top firearms score f or completing 199 out of 204, Tony T rnka had the top academic score w ith a final grade of 95 percent, and class leader was presented to Spencer G ill. SFSC 2013 basic corrections certific ate graduates include Spencer Gill, c lass leader; Margaret Barringer, execu tive officer; Tyler W. Edwards; Denis A Gadea; Helen R. Gary; Angel D. J ohnson; VonCarol Kinchens, second s quad leader; Shane Lavallee; Maeghan M cCallister; Willie E. Mitchell, first s quad leader; Arellius Perry, third squad leader; Alicia Rawls; Tony Reyna; Rick T. Trnka; George F. Villa; and Richard C. Wheeler. The Criminal Justice Academy is a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide the most current training available in the areas of corrections, criminal justice, and law enforcement. Through the academy, students can earn their basic occupational certificates, complete recertification training, learn advanced and specialized skills, and earn their associate degree in criminal justice technology. For more information about SFSCs Criminal Justice Academy, contact John Landry, director of the criminal justice program, at 863-784-7281 or Page C6 News-SunSunday, November 24, 2013 SFSC-COMMUNITY RELATIONS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main A BAS-SM degree; 0 0 0 3 3 9 2 6 BRENMAR ADVERTISING**********; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 11/24-12/6; 0 0 0 3 3 9 2 8 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida State Colleges Corporate Education Department is offering trade and industry classes for the 2014 spring term. OSHATen-Hour Outreach Training Program, for the construction industry, provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights and employer responsibilities. This course will be offered as a two-day workshop from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, and Friday, Jan. 17, at SFSC Highlands Campus. The cost is $159, and the course number (CRN) is 21486. In SolidWorks Basics workshop, learn how to cr eate 3-D parts using 2-D sketching tools, software used worldwide for 3-D mechanical drawing. This course will be offered as a two-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Friday, Feb. 21, and Friday Feb. 28, at SFSC Highland s Campus. The cost is $300, and the course number is (CRN) 21487. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFSC campus or center. For more information, contact Corporate Education at 784-7033 or by emailing South Florida State College will be closed for the winter break from Dec. 21 through Jan. 1. SFSC offers Trade and Industry classes Courtesy photo Dr. John Landry (left), director of SFSCs Criminal Justice Academy, congratulates Shane Lavallee, Basic Corrections Academy 183 graduate, for Top Firearms Score. Education 16 graduate from Basic Corrections Academy at SFSC Richard Morey law enforcement officer training coordinatorThis class came together, worked hard, and would not quit. We are proud of each of them finishing as a team. Special to the News-Sun LAKEPLACIDThe Lake Placid High School National Honor Society and Student Government Association will again be selling Christmas trees, wreaths and poinsettias. This annual fundraiser provides scholarships and helps defray the cost for students to attend leadership conferences. Sales begin Nov. 29. The tent will be at 110 U.S. 27 North in Lake Placid next to Dollar General. All trees are Fraser firs from North Carolina. Sizes range from table top to 16 feet Wreaths range from 20to 36-inch diameters. This year, they will also have cross wreaths. All wreaths come with berries, pine cones and a bow. Six-inch poinsettias wi ll also be available. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 4-8 p.m.; Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, noon until 6 pm. Five-dollar discounts on trees will be given to school board employees and public service person nel (police, fire, EMT, sheriffs office) with prop er ID. LPHS groups selling Christmas trees, wreaths


H elp yourself to some nuts t his holiday season: Regular n ut eaters were less likely to d ie of cancer or heart disease in fact, were less likely to d ie of any cause during a 3 0-year Harvard study. Nuts have long been called h eart-healthy, and the study i s the largest ever done on w hether eating them affects m ortality. Researchers tracked 1 19,000 men and women and f ound that those who ate nuts r oughly every day were 20 p ercent less likely to die duri ng the study period than t hose who never ate nuts. E ating nuts less often also a ppeared to lower the death r isk, in direct proportion to c onsumption. The risk of dying of heart d isease dropped 29 percent a nd the risk of dying of canc er fell 11 percent among t hose who had nuts seven or m ore times a week compared w ith people who never ate t hem. The benefits were seen f rom peanuts as well as from p istachios, almonds, walnuts a nd other tree nuts. The r esearchers did not look at h ow the nuts were prepared oiled or salted, raw or r oasted. Abonus: Nut eaters stayed s limmer. Theres a general percept ion that if you eat more nuts y oure going to get fat. Our r esults show the opposite, s aid Dr. Ying Bao of H arvard-affiliated Brigham a nd Womens Hospital in B oston. She led the study, publ ished in Thursdays New E ngland Journal of Medicine. T he National Institutes of H ealth and the International T ree Nut Council Nutrition R esearch & Education F oundation sponsored the s tudy, but the nut group had n o role in designing it or r eporting the results. Researchers dont know w hy nuts may boost health. It c ould be that their unsaturate d fatty acids, minerals and o ther nutrients lower cholest erol and inflammation and r educe other problems, as e arlier studies seemed to s how. Observational studies like t his one cant prove cause a nd effect, only suggest a c onnection. Research on diets is espec ially tough, because it can b e difficult to single out the e ffects of any one food. People who eat more nuts m ay eat them on salads, for e xample, and some of the b enefit may come from the l eafy greens, said Dr. Robert E ckel, a University of C olorado cardiologist and f ormer president of the A merican Heart Association. Dr. Ralph Sacco, a University of Miami neurologist who also is a former heart association president, agreed. Sometimes when you eat nuts you eat less of something else like potato chips, so the benefit may come from avoiding an unhealthy food, Sacco said. The Harvard group has long been known for solid science on diets. Its findings build on a major study earlier this year a rigorous experiment that found a Mediterranean-style diet supplemented with nuts cuts the chance of heart-related problems, especially strokes, in older people at high risk of them. Many previous studies tie nut consumption to lower risks of heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and other maladies. In 2003, the Food and Drug Administration said a fistful of nuts a day as part of a low-fat diet may reduce the risk of heart disease. The heart association recommends four servings of unsalted, unoiled nuts a week and warns against eating too many, since they are dense in calories. The new research combines two studies that started in the 1980s on 76,464 female nurses and 42,498 male health professionals. They filled out surveys on food and lifestyle habits every two to four years, including how often they ate a serving (1 ounce) of nuts. Study participants who often ate nuts were healthier they weighed less, exercised more and were less likely to smoke, among other things. After taking these and other things into account, researchers still saw a strong benefit from nuts. Compared with people who never ate nuts, those who had them less than once a week reduced their risk of death 7 percent; once a week, 11 percent; two to four times a week, 13 percent; and seven or more times a week, 20 percent. Im very confident the observations reflect a true benefit, Bao said. We did so many analyses, very sophisticated ones, to eliminate other possible explanations. For example, they did separate analyses on smokers and non-smokers, heavy and light exercisers, and people with and without diabetes, and saw a consistent benefit from nuts. At a heart association conference in Dallas this week, Penny KrisEtherton, a Pennsylvania State University nutrition scientist, reviewed previous studies on this topic. Were seeing benefits of nut consumption on cardiovascular disease as well as body weight and diabetes, said Kris-Etherton, who has consulted for nut makers and also served on many scientific panels on dietary guidelines. We dont know exactly what it is about nuts that boosts health or which ones are best, she said. I tell people to eat mixed nuts.OnlineMedical Journal: American Heart Association on nuts: www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 24, 2013 Page C7 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; nov ads; 0 0 0 3 3 3 8 7 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 11/24/13; 0 0 0 3 3 7 2 8 Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Health By MARILYNN MARCHIONE APChief Medical Writer Go nuts! New study ties eating nuts to lower cancer, heart death risk


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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING There wasnt m uch drama at Thursdays d ual wrestling match with v isiting Bartow, as the Blue S treaks powered to a 70-12 w in. But there certainly were s ome big moments that the h ome crowd could savor as S ebring saw plenty of potent ial for a strong season with 10 pins on the night, four of those in the first periods. Senior experience was seen with pins coming from Casey R icker, Ty Johnson, Nicholas B rod, Brandon Fuller and L uis Sanchez in the 170 t hrough Heavyweight weight c lasses, respectively. Seniors Nester Peralta and B randon Washburn also got p in wins at 120 and 138 p ounds, Peraltas in the first p eriod and Washburns in the t hird over the Yellow Jackets V andy Hawk. But there were younger B lue Streaks that also added t o the winning total, as juni or Nathaniel Acosta pinned S haquille King midway t hrough the second period a nd fellow junior Dalton H ammon got a majority d ecision win over Antonio A bbott. Freshman Dalton Slade a lso got a win by pin to help S ebring along. But perhaps the highlight o f the night came from newc omer Sydney Shaw, a sopho more and new to the world o f wrestling. Though she quickly s howed that being a girl on t he varsity squad was anything but a novelty. Wrestling in the 106pound weight class, she controlled the opening match of the varsity event and would get a pin before the first period ended. Her first replies regarding her win were those of a proud and supportive team member. Im proud of myself and my teammates, Shaw said. We all have been working really hard at practice and it is starting to show. But her road to wrestling proved a lot more interesting as the responses continued. Im also a varsity cheerleader and it really didnt keep me busy enough, so I decided to try and do another sport to keep myself busy and in shape, she said. Nothing else quite caught my eye, or that I was any good at, so I decided to give it a go I thought it would be a nice clash, cheerleader and wrestler. And while shes already experiencing how tough the sport of wrestling can be itself, Shaw is also quite News-Sun Sunday, November 24, 2013 DSection Sports Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Above: Sydney Shaw maneuvers to control Bartows Tristian Giggy Thursday night in Sebrings match win over the visiting Yellow Jackets. Below: Shaw gets congratulated by her coaches after her winning pin that got the Sebring varsity off on the right foot. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Scheele Grimes sends the ball forward amid the rain in Thursdays 1-0 win over Tenoroc. Dan Hoehne/News-S un Angela Dennard seems awfully pleased to have gotten the 135-pound lift on her clean and jerk done in Thursdays match win over visiting LaBelle. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The rain was falling outside, but there was plenty of perspiration through effort inside as the lifting Lady Streaks won six out of the 10 weight classes at Thursdays dual meet against LaBelle. And even the classes they didnt win, the Sebring gals werent too far off. Such as in the 101 class, where Zuly Valles total lifts of 130 left her just 10 pounds out of first, with plenty of time left in the season to make up the difference. At 110, Ansley Salender totaled 160 but fell 20 pounds off the pace and at 169, Teresa Wares 230-pound total of bench and clean-and-jerk left her just 10 pounds light of the lead. But otherwise the totals were triumphant. Ayanna Thomas went for an equal 90 pounds for both lifts to win the 119 class, with teammater Katie Stoll just 10 pounds back for second. At 129, Imani Powell outdid herself with a new career high 130 pounds on the bench, and equaled her previous high clean with 125 for a winning total of 255. I did not get much time this season to work out or much time to improve from last year, Powell said. But Im working towards my goa l of 150 pounds by January. Denise Constant went for 255 as well, 120 on the bench and 135 in clean, to win at 139, and Briah Thomas outlifted a strong Cowgirl with her 255 total in the 154 clas s, by five pounds. Jessica Belcher won at 183 with combined lifts of 220 and Nakeema Thomas was victorious a t 199 with a 235 total. Then, teammates Angela Dennard and Ali Sanchez put up the biggest totals of the day in Unlimited, with Dennard topping the 300 mark, with a 170 on bench and 135 clean. Sanchez took second with a 150 on bench and 130 clean for a 280 total This year the team is mentally and physically strong, Powell said afte rward. We get along well and everyone has high ambitions. We have a handful of girls with the potential to go to state. With extra help from the coaches we will again be district champs. The Lady Streaks will see LaBelle again after the break as part of the Cowgirl Inviational on Friday, Dec. 6. Lady lifters light up LaBelle Dan Hoeh ne News-S un Imani Powell strains to power up 130 pounds on the bench press Thursday, a new personal best for the near-state qualifier from a year ago. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun J amiese Wiley lead four Blue Streaks in double figures with 18 points in Fridays w in over Avon Park. Blue Streaks bang up Bartow See STREAKS, D4 By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING That was probably the best half of basketball weve played this season, Avon Park head coach Paulette Daley said Friday night. Unfortunately for her Lady Red Devils, they couldnt keep up their first half-performance as Sebring dominated the second half en route to a 64-40 win. Avon Park had a 30-28 lead at halftime. I didnt expect anything less, Lady Streak head coach Mike Lee said of the back and forth first half. Avon Park is always well coached, with great athletes and they came at us as always. They certainly did, and quickly defused Sebrings trend on the season to break out to a big early lead and maintain it the rest of the way. Sure, they did get the first two scores, inside buckets from Jazmin House and Rondaja Williams. But Connie Dewberry quickly tied it with back-to-back drives, and Toryana Jones added a score on the break to put the Devils in front. Jamiese Wiley got inside for two to even it back up, and House and Williams each split a pair at the line to put the Streaks up two. Jones and Dewberry, however, both connected on long jumpers to take the lead right back. Williams drained a three and Christacia Dawkins scored on a break, but Jonkevia Williams hit a free throw, Dewberry dropped in a floater and Shalonda Jordan took a pass inside from Jones and put it in to make it a 15-15 game after one. Jones then took over in the second quarter, scoring 13 of Avon Parks 15 points to more than match Wileys six Lady Streaks surge to win See HOOPS, D4 Sebring64Avon Park40 Sebring70Bartow12 By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe soccer pitch was slick amid Thursdays rains, which made for tricky footing. But the Lady Streaks were able to keep their balance and the Titans of Tenoroc under control in a 1-0 win at Firemens Field. The Sebring defense, assisted by the rain, kept the visiting squad from having much of an offensive attack, as goalkeeper Shannon Bloemsma needed to make a mere two saves on the night. The offense kept busy, with 15 shots on goal, but it took just one to prove the difference maker as Kiersten Waldron redirected a Sarah Smith pass into the goal to get the win. We needed this to make sure we hold onto third place, head coach Richie Birdsall said. And that they did, as their 3-1-0 District 11-3Arecord has them a half a game behind both Lake Wales and Auburndale, who stand at 30-1. Up in Lakeland, the Blue Streak boys also held onto third, but couldnt make a move upward as they were tied by the Titans 1-1. Auburndale sits atop the standings at 3-0, with Lake Wales at 3-1 and Sebring at 2-1-1. Both squads are off until after the holiday break and get back into the district slate with Tuesday, Dec. 3, games against Lake Wales. In Thursdays basketball action, Avon Parks teams swept Mulberry and the Lady Blue Streaks topped Okeechobee on the road by 18. The Red Devil boys got 1 6 points from John Mason and 10 from Alfred Brown in their 49-34 win at Mulberry Thursday soccer, hoop scoop See COUNTY, D4 Richie Birdsall Sebring head coachWe needed this to make sure we hold onto third place


Arc Volleyball ChallengeAVON PARK The public is invited to test their serving skills and take the South Florida State College Volleyball Challenge to win prizes. The Lady Panther volleyball team will be serving up a competition from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at Ridge Area Arcs Fall Festival Howedown at 120 W. College Dr., Avon Park. It will be at the outdoor volleyball net on Arcs main campus. Participants can try their serving skills to try to win a $100 Wal-Mart gift card or other prizes. Individuals pay $5 for three balls that they serve over the net to hit targets on the other side to win a prize. Each target will be worth a prize. Those who serve all three balls consecutively into three different targets will win the $100 prize. Proceeds benefit Special STARS, a sports and recreational program for children and adults with disabilities in Highlands County. This fundraiser will kick off Special STARS effort to raise money to build a better volleyball surface for its athletes. The Xcel Volleyball Club will also be selling items to raise money to help local volleyball players. There will be music, food and drinks and various vendors selling crafts and other items. The festival is free to the public. For more details, call Cindy Marshall at 452-1295, ext. 124.Jingle Bell runAVONPARK The 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Fun 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run will take place Friday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Union Church, 106 Butler Ave., Avon Park. Adult entry fee, by Nov. 30 its $20 and up to Dec. 12, $25. There will be no race day registrations. Childs entry fee for the 5K is $10, for the 1-Mile Fun Run, $5. All proceeds will benefit the five Avon Park area schools as they partner together to develop leadership skills in the children of our community. Email questions to Karin Doty at Checks should be made payable to Jingle Bell Run, Attn: Lisa Jarrett and sent to 1305 US North 27, Avon Park, FL, 33825.LP Elks Hoop ShootLAKEPLACID Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 announces their annual local Hoop Shoot on Saturday, Dec. 14, where Lake Placid youth ages 8-13 can show their free-throw talents. The competition is free. Acopy of the childs birth certificate will be required at registration. Registration forms can be obtained in advance at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge by calling 465-2661. Registration will also be held at 8 a.m., prior the contest at the Lake Placid High School. Boys and girls participate in separate contest/divisions and three age categories per division: ages 8-9; 10-11, and 12-13. Contestants must be 8-years old and no more than 13-years old as of April 1, 2013, to participate. For state contests and beyond, the Elks National Foundation covers all program costs, including participant transportation, food and housing expenses. Lake Placid local winners of each division and age category advance through to the Florida District, State, Regional and National competitions. Names of the national winners will b e inscribed on the Elks National Hoop Shoot plaque, on permanent display in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the contest begins at 9 a.m. Any questions, contact John Holbroo k at 465-5941. Meals on Wheels Golf TournamentSEBRING The 14th Annual Meals on Wheels Golf Tournament will be teeing off on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 8:30 a.m at the host Sun N Lakes Golf Course. The tournament will be a four-person scramble format and will include a $20,000 putting contest, Hole-in-One on all holes with a car sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive. The entry fee of $75 per player, $300 per team, includes golf, continental breakfast, lunch and awards. Proceeds from the event go to benefit Sebrings Meals on Wheels. For more information, call 202-6094.Doty Memorial Golf TourneySEBRING The Annual Brad and Aaron Doty Memorial Childrens Christmas Golf Classic sponsored by All About Lawns will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at Sun N Lakes Golf and Country Club. The event will be a four-person scramble format, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $65, which includes greens fee and cart, lunch, beverages on and off the course, raffle and door prize s, range balls and lots of fun. The Cohan Radio Group will provide Hole-in-One prizes. Sponsorships are available, starting at just $100. Two Tampa Bay Buccaneer cheerleaders will also be on hand for autographs and pictures. The tournament benefits the Champions for Children foundation, helping less fortunate, local children du ring the Christmas season and throughout the year. For additional information, contact Kip Doty at 446-4008.Sebring Elks Golf TourneySEBRING The Sebring Elks Lod ge No. 1529 monthly golf outing will be he ld at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Clu b on Monday, Nov. 4, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $32 which includes golf, ca rt, lunch and prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at or leave a message on (863) 471-3295. Check in not later than 7:40 a.m. by t he Pro Shop.Senior 70s SoftballSEBRING The Highlands Coun ty Senior 70s plus league will start Tuesda y, Jan. 7 at the Highlands Sports Complex Sign up on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. For more information call John Kloet at 414-4245 or Bill Todd at 385-5632.Sebring Elks Golf TourneySEBRING The Sebring Elks Lod ge No. 1529 monthly golf outing will be he ld at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Clu b on Monday, Dec. 2, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $32 which includes golf, ca rt, lunch and prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at or leave a message on (863) 471-3295. Check in not later than 7:40 a.m. by t he Pro Shop. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England730.700254199 N.Y. Jets550.500183268 Miami550.500213225 Buffalo470.364236273 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis730.700252220 Tennessee460.400227226 Houston280.200193276 Jacksonville190.100129318 North WLTPctPFPA Cincinnati740.636275206 Pittsburgh460.400216245 Baltimore460.400208212 Cleveland460.400192238 West WLTPctPFPA Denver910.900398255 Kansas City910.900232138 Oakland460.400194246 San Diego460.400228222NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Philadelphia650.545276260 Dallas550.500274258 N.Y. Giants460.400192256 Washington370.300246311 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans920.818305196 Carolina730.700238135 Tampa Bay280.200187237 Atlanta290.182227309 North WLTPctPFPA Detroit640.600265253 Chicago640.600282267 Green Bay550.500258239 Minnesota280.200240320 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle1010.909306179 San Francisco640.600247178 Arizona640.600214212 St. Louis460.400224234 ___ Thursdays Game New Orleans 17, Atlanta 13 Sundays Games Minnesota at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m. San Diego at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Carolina at Miami, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m. Denver at New England, 8:30 p.m. Open: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle Mondays Game San Francisco at Washington, 8:40 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston1462306141 Tampa Bay1481296761 Toronto1381276453 Detroit1067275865 Montreal1292266149 Ottawa8104206371 Florida6135175380 Buffalo5181114376 Metropolitan Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh1580306751 Washington12101257166 New Jersey985234853 N.Y. Rangers11110224654 Philadelphia9102204451 Carolina8104204363 Columbus8123195671 N.Y. Islanders8123196677WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago1544348569 St. Louis1533337349 Colorado1650326845 Minnesota1454326153 Dallas1182246059 Nashville1192245265 Winnipeg10113236472 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim1663357663 San Jose1435337751 Phoenix1444327670 Los Angeles1562326450 Vancouver1284286463 Calgary8114206484 Edmonton7152166484 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games St. Louis 3, Boston 2, SO Nashville 4, Toronto 2 Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 1 Detroit 4, Carolina 3 Chicago 6, Winnipeg 3 N.Y. Rangers 3, Dallas 2 Colorado 4, Phoenix 3, OT Edmonton 4, Florida 1 New Jersey 2, Los Angeles 1, OT San Jose 5, Tampa Bay 1 Fridays Games Calgary 4, Florida 3, SO Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Islanders 3 Montreal 3, Washington 2 Vancouver 6, Columbus 2 Anaheim 1, Tampa Bay 0, OT Saturdays Games Carolina at Boston, late Minnesota at Winnipeg, late Washington at Toronto, late Pittsburgh at Montreal, late Ottawa at Detroit, late N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, late N.Y. Rangers at Nashville, late Anaheim at Phoenix, late Dallas at St. Louis, late Chicago at Vancouver, late Colorado at Los Angeles, late New Jersey at San Jose, late Sundays Games Detroit at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Ottawa at Carolina, 5 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Toronto 67.462 Philadelphia68.429.5 Boston 410.2862.5 New York38.2732 Brooklyn39.2502.5 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 93.750 Atlanta 85.6151.5 Charlotte67.4623.5 Orlando 47.3644.5 Washington48.3335 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana 111.917 Chicago 65.5454.5 Detroit 48.3337 Cleveland49.3087.5 Milwaukee29.1828.5WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio111.917 Dallas 94.6922.5 Houston85.6153.5 Memphis76.5384.5 New Orleans66.5005 Northwest Division WLPctGB Portland112.846 Oklahoma City83.7272 Minnesota86.5713.5 Denver 56.4555 Utah 113.07110.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers85.615 Golden State85.615 Phoenix 66.5001.5 L.A. Lakers67.4622 Sacramento47.3643 ___ Thursdays Games Oklahoma City 105, L.A. Clippers 91 Denver 97, Chicago 87 Fridays Games Philadelphia 115, Milwaukee 107, OT Phoenix 98, Charlotte 91 Toronto 96, Washington 88 Indiana 97, Boston 82 Atlanta 96, Detroit 89 Minnesota 111, Brooklyn 81 San Antonio 102, Memphis 86 New Orleans 104, Cleveland 100 Dallas 103, Utah 93 Portland 98, Chicago 95 L.A. Lakers 102, Golden State 95 Saturdays Games Sacramento at L.A. Clippers, late Philadelphia at Indiana, late New York at Washington, late Orlando at Miami, late Boston at Atlanta, late Minnesota at Houston, late Charlotte at Milwaukee, late Cleveland at San Antonio, late Dallas at Denver, late Portland at Golden State, late Sundays Games Detroit at Brooklyn, 2 p.m. Chicago at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Phoenix at Orlando, 6 p.m. Utah at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPEastern Conference Leg 1 Saturday, Nov 9: Sporting KC 0, Houston 0 Leg 2 Saturday, Nov. 23: Houston at Sporting KC, late Western Conference Leg 1 Sunday, Nov. 10: Real Salt Lake 4, Portland 2 Leg 2 Sunday, Nov. 24: Real Salt Lake at Portland, 9 p.m.MLS CUPSaturday, Dec. 7: at highest seed, 4:30 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League CLEVELAND INDIANSAgreed to terms with LHP Mike Zagurski on a minor league contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICSAnnounced INF Scott Sizemore elected free agency. National League CHICAGO CUBSNamed Brandon Hyde bench coach, Gary Jones third base/infield coach, Bill Mueller hitting coach, Mike Brumley assistant hitting coach and Jose Csatro quality assurance coach. Promoted director of amateur scouting Jaron Madison to director of player development and national and regional crosschecker Matt Dorey to director of amateur scouting. COLORADO ROCKIESAgreed to terms with RHP LaTroy Hawkins on a oneyear contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERSTraded RHP Burke Badenhop to Boston for LHP Luis Ortega. ST. LOUIS CARDINALSTraded 3B David Freese and RHP Fernando Salas to the L.A. Angels for OFs Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk.HOCKEYNational Hockey League TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGReassigned F Brett Connolly to Syracuse (AHL). LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY,Dec.2: Boys Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY,Dec.2: Boys Basketball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Dec.3: Boys Basketball vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at DeSoto, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Lake Wales, 6/7:30 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Girls Basketball at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY,Dec.2: Boys Basketball vs.Ridge,6/7:30 p.m. C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L S U N D A Y 1 p m Hall of Fame Tip-Off Final. . . . . E S P N 4 : 3 0 p m Puerto Rico Tip-Off Third-Place . . E S P N 2 6 : 3 0 p m Puerto Rico Tip-Off Final . . . . . E S P N 2 9 p m Charleston Classic Final . . . . . E S P N 2 M O N D A Y 5 : 3 0 p m Minnesota vs. Syracuse . . . . . . E S P N 2 7 : 3 0 p m Pittsburgh vs. Texas Tech . . . . . E S P N 2 9 : 3 0 p m Houston vs. Stanford . . . . . . . E S P N 2 T U E S D A Y 2 p m Maui Invitational Semifinal . . . . E S P N 2 4 : 3 0 p m Maui Invitational Semifinal . . . . E S P N 2 7 p m Maui Invitational Semifinal . . . . E S P N 2 7 p m Florida at Jacksonville . . . . . . . S U N 9 p m Cleveland State at Kentucky . . . . . S U N 9 : 3 0 p m Maui Invitational Semifinal. . . . . E S P N 1 0 p m CBE Hall of Fame Classic Final. . . E S P N 2 S K A T I N G S U N D A Y 2 p m ISU Grand Prix Rostelecom Cup . . . N B C W I N T E R S P O R T S S U N D A Y 2 p m 2013 American Ski Classic . . . . C B S 1 0 C O L L E G E F O O T B A L L T U E S D A Y 7 p m Western Michigan at Northern Illinois E S P N 2 Times, games, channels all subject to change M L S P L A Y O F F S S U N D A Y 9 p m Salt Lake at Portland . . . . . . . E S P N A U T O R A C I N G S U N D A Y 1 1 a m Brazilian Grand Prix . . . . . . . . N B C G O L F S U N D A Y 1 : 3 0 p m LPGA CME Group Titleholders . . . G O L F 4 : 3 0 p m ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf . . . . G O L F N H L M O N D A Y 7 : 3 0 p m N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay . . . . . S U N N F L S U N D A Y 1 p m Jacksonville at Houston . . . . . . C B S 6 1 p m Tampa Bay at Detroit . . . . . . F O X 1 3 1 p m Carolina at Miami . . . . . . . . F O X 3 6 4 p m Indianapolis at Arizona . . . . . . C B S 1 0 4 : 2 5 p m Dallas atN.Y. Giants . . . . . . . . F O X 8 : 2 0 p m Denver at New England . . . . . . . N B C M O N D A Y 8 : 2 5 p m San Francisco at Washington . . . . E S P N LIVESPORTSONTV NFL NHL MLSPlayoffs Transactions NBA Page D2 News-SunSunday, November 24, 2013


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LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 11/24/13; 0 0 0 3 3 7 2 9 Class 8A Regional Semifinal Apopka 31, Winter Park 7 Coral Gables 34, Christopher Columbus Catholic 26 First Coast 35, Lake Mary 16 Fort Pierce Central 17, Manatee 15 Miramar 43, Deerfield Beach 6 Palm Beach Gardens 45, Palm Beach Central 28 Plant 24, Dr. Phillips 23, OT Class 7A Regional Semifinal Dwyer 49, Blanche Ely 7 East Lake 45, Pinellas Park 0 Fletcher 28, Oak Ridge 21 Kissimmee Osceola 28, Kathleen 14 Niceville 38, Lincoln 17 Port Charlotte 35, Melbourne 0 Sickles 27, East Bay 0 St. Thomas Aquinas 20, Plantation 6 Class 6A Regional Semifinal Armwood 52, Jefferson 48 Bartram Trail 29, Columbia 24 Choctawhatchee 28, Navarre 13 Mainland 21, Leesburg 6 Miami Central 59, Dillard 14 Naples 19, Heritage 7 South Fort Myers 28, Winter Haven 0 Springstead 27, Gainesville 7 Class 5A Regional Semifinal Clay 74, Bishop Kenny 73 Hardee 20, Booker 7 Lake Wales 20, Jesuit 9 Lakewood 30, Tarpon Springs 9 Merritt Island 14, Palm Bay 6 Pensacola Catholic 26, West Florida 20 Plantation American Heritage 49, Immokalee 28 South Sumter 42, North Marion 8 Class 4A Regional Final Bolles School 35, Raines 28, 2OT Cocoa 49, Clewiston 35 Florida 27, East Gadsden 21, 2OT Miami Washington 45, Fort Lauderdale University 17 Class 3A Regional Final Clearwater Central Catholic 49, St. Petersburg Catholic 16 Tampa Catholic 45, Melbourne Central Catholic 10 Trinity Christian-Jacksonville 46, Ocala Trinity Catholic 17 Westminster Christian 55, Cardinal Newman 48 Class 2A Regional Final Champagnat Catholic 24, Glades Day 14 Indian Rocks 28, First Baptist 14 North Florida Christian 28, University Christian 14 Victory Christian 21, Warner Christian 15 Class 1A Regional Final Blountstown 34, Port St. Joe 0 Dixie County 30, Union County 20 Northview 22, Cottondale 20 Trenton 56, Hamilton County 32 Florida Football Playoff results Courtesy photo J aned Gomez-Maderios of Memorial Elementary School in Sebring winds up the ball to toss it during her field event Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Special STARS Track and Field competition for the Highlands County School District while school district employee Chris Struck assists. There were more than 170 elementary, middle school and high school children with various disabilities competing in track and field events at the Sebring High School track. STARS enjoy a day on the track Courtesy photo Donna Lyles (dressed as the turkey) and Ingra Gardner, Executive Director of NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, welcome participants to the NU-HOPE Turkey Shoot. The event, hosted by Boom Booms Guns and Ammo, was held to raise awareness of senior issues and the importance of supportive communities. Highlands County ranks among the top five counties nationwide with the highest percentage of older residents. More than 32-percent of all county residents are least 65-years of age, compared to a national average of 13-percent. NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to enhancing the independence and wellbeing of our countys seniors and to reducing nursing home placement. Nu-Hope Turkey Shoot Special to the News-SunLAKEPLACID Hot d ogs, hamburgers, cheeseb urgers and sausage sandw iches will be featured at a f ood sale Saturday, Nov. 30, f rom 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front o f Lake Placid Do It Best Q uality Hardware in the W inn Dixie Plaza, Lake Placid. All of the proceeds benefit the youth bowlers scholarship program in which over 25 youth bowlers are currently involved. So bring your family and friends and come buy lunch from the youth bowlers of Cozs in Lake Placid. Lunch for Cozs Youth Bowlers rf By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated PressSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Nik Stauskas scored 26 points, including seven in overtime, as No. 14 Michigan erased a 16-point second-half deficit to beat Florida State 82-80 Friday in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Derrick Walton Jr. added 15 points and Mitch McGary had 14 points and 12 rebounds in his third game back from a back injury The Wolverines (4-1) will play in Sundays game against Charlotte, which beat Northeastern 86-77 in the other semifinal. FSU (4-1) had a chance to win the game in the final seconds, but a midcourt heave by Aaron Thomas bounced off the backboard. Ian Miller had 19 points to lead four Seminoles players in double figures, but he had just three after halftime. Okaro White added 18 points and Montay Brandon chipped in 14 in the Seminolesfirst loss of the season. Coach Leonard Hamilton said he thought Michigan s change to a 1-3-1 zone defense disrupted not Miller, but the flow of his entire team. It made us tentative, we were not nearly as aggressive and then on the defen sive end they did a very good job of attacking the basket and getting to the foul line, Hamilton said. We tried to attack the basket and we couldnt get to the foul line ... they deserved this victory today. Michigan overcomes Florida St 82-80 in OT


Page D4 News-SunSunday, November 24, 2013 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 0 0 0 3 3 4 5 3 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Nester Peralta looks toward his coaches for advice just before pinning Bartows Micah Patel Thursday. a ware of what lies ahead. Im ready for a lot of disc rimination because Im a f emale, she said. But I d ont mind. If you get beat, y ou get beat. No hard feeli ngs just get up and do better next time. I will win some and I will lose some just like everybody else, no matter my gender, Shaw continued. Im just going to put a lot of dedication into this sport and my team. Its an awesome experience. Shaw and the rest of the Streaks will have time to savor the big win and enjoy the Thanksgiving break before returning to the mats at the Avon Park Duals on Saturday, Dec. 7. Continued from D1 Streaks, Shaw sting Yellow Jackets in the period, and the Lady Devils had their halftime lead. But with Jones running rampant Lee knew that something had to change. We made some adjustments at halftime and went to a box and one defense, he explained of the fourperson zone defense, with one player going man-toman on Jones. Lydaliz Rodriguez is tenacious on defense. Nobody likes her guarding them in practice even, because you cant get away from her. Shes very strong, both physically and mentally and she did a great job in the second half. But as Lee pointed out, she didnt do it alone, as the rest of the Streaks stepped up as well and soon started pulling away. Dawkins opened the second-half scoring with a trey from downtown, with Imani Tate answering on a dish from Dewberry. The Lady Streaks then went on a run, scoring 16 of the next 18 points. House and Wiley both worked inside for scores and Dawkins connected on a jumper. House converted a threepoint play and Wiley powered in again for two. Dawkins hit another short jump shot before Jones halted the run with a drive. But Wiley ended the frame with a score and drew a foul, hitting the free throw to turn the two-point deficit eight minutes earlier to a 47-34 lead. Jones got the opening bucket of the fourth and would add another later to get her game-high total to 21 on the night, but two free throws from Brianna Roque would be all the Devils could muster over the final eight minutes. The Streaks, meanwhile, got five points from Dawkins, four from Rodriguez and three each from House and Wiley to pull away to the final margin. We definitely saw things we need to continue to work on, like our rebounding, but its more just that we have a lot of new faces and need time to come together as a team, gel as a unit, Daley said. But we gave it our all and I also saw a lot of good things to move forward with. On Sebrings side of it, the mood was certainly upbeat. The girls played really well to come back from a tough first half and take control, Lee said. And it always means a lot to get a win over Avon Park. The Streaks, now 8-1 on the season, have the week off for the holiday before returning to action Tuesday, Dec. 3, with a road date at District 11-5Afoe DeSoto The Lady Devils now sit at 2-3 and will keep busy trying to improve upon that this coming week with a Monday game at DeSoto and a Tuesday home date with Lake Wales. Continued from D1 Hoops sees second-half turnaround carry Lady Blue Streaks to win Dan Hoehne/News-S un Toryanna Jones lead the Lady Devils with 21 points Friday night, but it wouldnt be enough to overcome Sebrings big second half. Mike Lee Lady Streak head coachNobody likes her guarding them in practice even, because you cant get away from her. They built a 28-10 lead by halftime, hit a l ittle lull in the third quarter that saw the P anthers creep to within 37-26, before clampi ng down on defense in the fourth to seal the w in. The Lady Streaks continued their strong s tart with a 59-41 win over Okeechobee on t he road, though the Blue Streak boys had a t ough time at Ridge Community, falling 725 6. The Lake Placid boys found themselves in a high-scoring affair with McKeel Academy t hat saw five Dragons reach double figures. Marvin Sholtz lead the point parade with 2 0, followed by Anfernee Munnings with 18 p oints, Kaetwon Lowe with 16 and both Scott C olley and Isaac Neverson with 10. But it was the high-scoring duo of Wildcats A .J. Trent (40 points, five 3-pointers) and E lijah Campbell (34 points) that proved the d ifference in MCkeels 89-85 win. The Lady Dragons got 14 points from R aveen Gobourne and 10 from Shaquavia Gayle, but it wasnt enough to close the gap with the Lady Wildcats in the 48-36 loss. Continued from D1 County sports round-up Dan Hoehne/News-Sun files Anfernee Munnings netted 18 points in Lake Placids shoot out at McKeel Thursday.


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 24, 2013Page D5 rffntbffnfn frnffnf ffnfffnnnnn nnnfnffnnnbnf bfffnffbf fnbfnbf fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classifiedtn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-454 IN RE:ESTATE OF MARY E.SHIVERS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MAR Y E.SHIVERS,deceased,whose date of death was October 10,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave.,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 served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 24,2013. PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: CLIFFORD M.ABLES,III 551 S.COMMERCE AVE. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-447 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF EVELYN MARJORIE KAVANAUGH a.k.a.EVELYN M.KAVANAUGH Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EVELYN MARJORIE KAVANAUGH a.k.a.EVELYN M.KAVANAUGH,deceased,whose date of death was September 15,2013,and whose social security number is XXX-XX-1268,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 17,2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Gari Lee Roberts 27484 US Hwy 129 North Alapaha,Georgia 31622 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F.Lanier E-Mail Florida Bar No.045399 DAVID F.LANIER P.O.Box 400 Avon Park,Florida 33826-0400 Telephone:(863)453-4457 November 17,24,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-448 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF ROLF SAUER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROLF SAUER,deceased,whose date of death was August 20,2013,and whose social security number is XXX-XX-2869,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 17,2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas J.Shallow 7732 Granada Rd. Sebring,FL 33876 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E.Livingston Florida Bar No.0031259 445 S.Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 385-5156 November 17,24,2013 GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,AQUA FINANCE,INC.,JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed September 25,2013 entered in Civil Case No.28-2010-CA-000092A of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Sebring,Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes on the 23rd day of January, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to-wit: Lot 4,Block 1,of Re-Plat of Portion of Fisher's Subdivision,according to the plat thereof,as recorded in Plat Book 4,Page 78, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26th day of September,2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 1899219 10-02367-5 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. November 24; December 1,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.28-2010-CA-000092A BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.,AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P., Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL J.DEERY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL J.DEERY,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, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:2010-CA-000819 DIVISION: BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff(s), vs. DENISE MARTIUK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DENISE MARTIUK,IF ANY; 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; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 25,2013,and entered in Case No. 2010-CA-000819 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida in which BAC Home Loans Servicing,LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP,is the Plaintiff and Denise Martiuk,is defendant,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 23rd day of January,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 7317 AND 7318 AND TE NORTHWEST HALF OF LOT 7319,AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO.23,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 19,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 2355 NORTH CARPENTER RD,AVON PARK,FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County,Florida this 26th day of September,2013. Robert W.Germaine 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 AC-10-65052 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 (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 of 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. November 24; December 1,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.11000693GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS,INC.,ASSET-BACKED C ERTIFICATES,SERIES 2007-4, Plaintiff, vs. HENDRY,REBA,, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 11000693GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS,INC.,ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2007-4,Plaintiff,and HENDRY,REBA,,are Defendants,The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at,JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT AT COURTHOUSE,430 S.COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING,FL 33870,at the hour of 11:00 A.M.on the 13th day of January,2014,the following described property: PARCEL ONE THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,LESS AND EXCEPT THE EAST 131.29 FEET THEREOF. PARCEL TWO WEST 196.85 FEET OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 10,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 29 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED at Sebring,Highlands County, Florida this 6th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk 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.Please contact the Clerk of the Court's disability coordinator at 590 S COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870, 863-534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 20187.5045/OBashylova November 17,24,2013 RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 5330 RIVERWAY DR,SEBRING, FLORIDA 33875 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it,on Marinosci Law Group, P.C.,Attorney for Plaintiff,whose address is 100 W.Cypress Creek Road,Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale,Florida 33309 within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE NEWS-SUN,and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT,If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863)534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Action; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 8th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Brenda Jimenez As Deputy Clerk November 17,24,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000740 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A.,SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK,N.A. Plainitff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS,BENEFICIARIES,DEVISSES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF DONNA M.DUBIN; 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; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN HEIRS,BENEFICIARIES,DEVISSES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF DONNA M.DUBIN Last Known Address UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: PART OF LOT 24,ALL OF LOT 25 AND PART OF LOTS 26,BLOCK 8,SEBRING LAKES REPLAT,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8,PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS ALL OF LOT 25 AND ALL OF LOT 24,LESS A PORTION,MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 24; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 133.23 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 2 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 37 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 124.31 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF WATERWAY DRIVE; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF WATERWAY DRIVE OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 271.96 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 4 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 50 SECONDS A DISTANCE OF 20 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.ALL OF LOT 26,LESS A PORTION MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 26; THENCE SOUTH 40 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 37 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 12.73 FEET TO A POINT; SAID POINT BEING THE P.C.OF A CURVE; THENCE NORTH 42 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 37 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 105.77 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 49 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 23 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 105.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,A REPLAT OF UNITS ONE-A AND ONE-B,SEBRING LAKES,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8,PAGE 45,OF THE PUBLIC LOTS LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Property Address:502 WILHITE ST,AVON PARK,FL 33825 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation 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 at (863) 534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. WITNESS my hand on 7th day of November,2013. /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court,Highlands County (COURT SEAL) 13-00261-FC November 24; December 1,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000542 WELLS FARGO BANK,NA; Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTINE M.BURKE,ET.AL; Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that,in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 6,2013,in the above-styled cause,I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM of the Courthouse,located at 430 S.COMMERCE A VE.,SEBRING,FLORIDA 33870,at 11:00 A M on January 23,2014,the following described property: LOT 18 AND 19 BLOCK 1,TOWN OF AVON PARK,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE(S) 58,PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY,FLORIDA (OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART),SAID IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2010-CA-000216 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, A S TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., A SSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, PLAINTIFF, V S. SELIA M.GARZA,ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 17,2013,in the above action,I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands, Florida,on January 16,2014,at 11:00 AM, at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870 for the following described property: ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND,WITH THE BUILDING AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATE IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA, V IZ:THE EAST 100.00 FEET OF THE WEST 130.00 FEET OF THE SOUTH 135.00 FEET OF THE NORTH 165.00 FEET OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 3,BLOCK 13 OF THE TOWN OF A VON PARK LYING IN SECTION 14,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.The Court,in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale.Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED:October 17,2013 By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of the Court Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group,P.A. 1499 W.Palmetto Park Rd.,Suite 300 Boca Raton,FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact Office of the Court Administrator at 863-534-4686,255 North Broadway Avenue,Bartow,FL 33830 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. File # 10-000364-F\28-2010-CA-000216\BOA November 24; December 1,2013 1050Legals 1000 AnnouncementsCLASSIFIED ADS GET FAST RESULTS


Page D6News-SunSunday, November 24, CHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST HEARING NO.1743 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the 10th day of December,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 to allow for a 23.3 and 24.4 foot front yard setback instead of the required 25 foot setback for a new dwelling,within the area described as follows:An approximate 0.31 acre parcel located approximately 0.5 miles south of Golfview Road,east of the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Dozier Avenue,on Mac Lane; the address being 614 Mac Lane,Sebring,Florida; and legally described as follows:Lot 2,Block 3,Harder Hall Country Club II,according to the plat thereof,as recorded in Plat Book 13,Page 46 of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. A ny 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. A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO A TTEND. A LL INTERESTED PERSONS MAY APPEAR A ND 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. A NYONE REQUIRING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE A MERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OR SECTION 286.26,FLORIDA STATUTES, SHOULD CONTACT MRS.MELISSA BRUNS, A DA COORDINATOR AT 863-402-6509 (VOICE),VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE 711, OR BY E-MAIL:MBR UNS@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 November 24,29,2013 NOTICE OF POLICY ADOPTION SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES The following policy will be considered for adoption at the regular Board meeting to be held Wednesday,December 11,2013 at 6:00 the Highlands Campus at 600 W.College Drive,Avon Park,FL. Policy Implementation:Proposed new policy. Policy 4.11 Student Fees For addition information,interested parties may visit the college website at,or contact the Office of the President,South Florida State College at 600 West College Drive,Avon Park,FL 33825. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,AND MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE,WHICH RECORD INCLUDED THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. 600 West College Drive, Avon Park,Florida 33825-9356 863-453-6661 A N EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION A CCREDITED BY THE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLSNovember 24,27,2013 SEBRING,FL 33870 /s/ Clifford M.Ables,III A TTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE CLIFFORD M.ABLES III,P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 385-0112 Fax:(863) 385-1284 / s/ Brandon S.Craig Florida Bar Number:0085800 November 24; December 8,2013 1050LegalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 24, 2013Page D7 ANTIQUE --WANTED: BODY PARTS FOR 55-59 CHEVROLET PICK-UP. 863-453-5514. 9350Automotive Parts& Accessories 9000 Transportation WEIGHT SETComplete with Adjustable Bench w/ Preacher Post Olympic Bar w/ (2) 45lb plates (2) 35lb plates (4) 25lb plates. $225. 863-471-3456 BOWFLEX ULTIMATE2. $2400 new. All Accessories included. Like New! $500. Call 863-314-9711 8150Fitness & ExerciseEquipment 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eigh t weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies AVON PARK* ESTATE SALE 618 E Cornell St. (2blocks off Memorial on Hwy 17) Sat, 11/23, 8am-3pm & Sun 11/24 Noon-3pm. ** ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD ** Bedrms, Dining, Living & Kitchen, plus Garage. Out Building For Sale. SALE By The Furniture Doctors (Serving Highlands County over 30 years) Sebring 863-414-7388 SEBRING *MULTI FAMILY SALE 6412 Granada Blvd. Fri, Sat & Sun, Nov 22, 23 & 24, 8am-4pm. New appli., tools, lawn mower, furn., weed wacker, power tools & More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales TV CROSLEY19" with Remote. Excellent condtion. $10. (Golf Hammock Area) 269-830-2500 TIGER OAKChair Straight Back Old but in Excellent Condition, $50. 863-402-2285 TABLE /ROUND / WOODEN No chairs. $25.00 863-453-7622 TABLE -RATTAN BASE / Beveled Glass Top. $65. (Golf Hammock area). 269-830-2500 ROCKING HORSEChildren's, Seat 18" high & Head 26" high. Looks like a Stuffed Pony. $20. 863-402-2285 LOVESEAT /BEIGE Earth Tone Stripe, Upholstered with 2 Extra Pillows. $70. (not a sleeper) Cash Only! 863-471-2502 FISH TANKw/ stand / 55 gallon Complete w/ filter, gravel etc. $100. 863-453-7622 DISPLAY CASEGlass / Top & Front Middle Shelf Lighted. 48" X 24" X 36" H. $50 863-402-2285 DEEP FRYER/ Family Size Like New Used 3 Times. $25. 863-382-8647 COFFEE TABLEand 2 end tables. Glass tops, cream color, lacquer finish. $75. 385-8815 after 5pm or leave msg. COFFEE TABLEand 2 end tables. Glass tops, cream color, lacquer finish. $90. 385-8815 after 5pm or leave msg. CAMERA /FUJI 270 ZOOM 35mm Manual Plus Battery. $25. 863-382-8647 BRACELET -Silver 1880's Egyptian Revival with paste Sea Rabs in original box. $50. 863-402-2285 ANTIQUE BREAKFASTSET W/Pitcher. $50. obo. Call 863-835-1734 2 VEST-JACKETSw/ down lining reversible / Children's 1 lg.-1 sm. Both white & burgundy New! Ralph Laurenretail $90 ea. Sell 2/ $90. 863-381-9921 7310Bargain BuysCOOLER -PERLICK 52" X 76" Stainless Steel with 2 Glass doors. Used for flowers. Needs some work. In as is condition. $250 863-257-0525 7300MiscellaneousANTIQUE OAKArmoire With Full Door Mirror And Matching Men's Dresser. $400. OBO 863-835-1734 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseFOR RENT:Lg furnished room w/private bath & entrance. Full house privileges, wi-fi. Non smokers only. $400/month + $200 security. Home is private residence on quiet St. Close to Lake Jackson & Downtown Sebring. Contact Johna 446-0354. 6400Rooms for Rent SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. 863-402-1142 NICE 3bedroom 2 bath house. new paint carpet & tile. near mall, $850. (561)662-7172 AVON PARK* VERY NICE 3BR / 2BA With Garage. No pets. Deposit required. 419-722-0179 6300Unfurnished HousesCOME ENJOYthe lifestyle on beautiful Lake June Available for either seasonal or annual rental (minimum of two months). Call Tony at 561-339-1859 6250Furnished Houses SEBRING *DINNER LAKE AREA 1 & 2 BR Apartments for Rent. Large rooms, Fresh paint & Tile, Includes water. $400 $550/mo. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 *NORTH AVONPARK* 1BR, 1BA, W/S/G paid, you pay electric. Small pet OK. 1 yr. lease. Deposit $300. $380 Monthly. Call 863-873-5433 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -2/1 Villa. Wood floors, new fans, W/D, fridge, tile floors, patio, newly renovated. Very Private & Nice. $550/mo. Call 561-967-7161/ 561-386-0051 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent SEBRING *NICE & LARGE 2BR, 1BA, 2202 Wightman Ave. $500/mo. & $300 sec. dep. Call for details. 863-381-0357 or 863-446-2838. AVON PARKBeautiful Lake View. 2BR/1BA. Includes Water & Garbage. Washer & Dryer connection. Safe neighborhood. Dead End St. Pets allowed. No Pitt Bulls. $450 + Deposit. 863-453-4914 or 863-414-2871 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsAVON PARK*PRICE REDUCED Furn. 2br / 2ba, w/ Land. Rent Free. Renovated / Painted / New Laminate / Carpets / Kit Cupboards. Just bring a toothbrush. 863-453-3261 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING -* SPRING LAKE on the Golf Course #6 Hole. Must sell before January. $8000.00 Call 863-692-0141 4220Lots for SaleAVON PARK* SELL / LEASE OPTION 3BR, 2BA. Just Remodeled! Large Corner Lot. $137,500. Owner Will Finance if needed. 954-270-5242 4060Homes for SaleAvon ParkFROSTPROOF 4BR,2BA, on Lake Clinch, where a yearly bass fishing tournament is held. Completely remodeled, new roof, bathroom, kitchen, tile floor, French door, patio, very flexible Lease-Option, or sell price $117,500. Owner financing. 954-270-5242 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate ST AFF ASSIST ANTS NURSING EDUCATION (F/T) EMS/APPRENTICESHIP (P/T) Application Deadline: 12/5/13. Please visit for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132. EA/EO/VETERAN'S PREF. BADCOCK &MORE (Lake Placid) F /T Furniture Delivery/Warehouse Position available. Apply in person at 594 US Hwy. 27N Lake Placid. 863-465-2616 2100Help WantedSTAFF ASSISTANT, BIOENERGY (F/T) Application deadline: 12/2/13. Please visit for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132. EA/EO/VETERAN'S PREF. EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper. If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: 863-385-9100 PEST CONTROLTECH NEEDED Must be 18yrs. or Older, with Clean Driving record. Full Time. Fax resume to 863-465-1513. 2100Help WantedROYAL CAREOF AVON PARK Isnt nice to be in high demand? Everyone wants to hire you, how do you choose? At Royal Care of Avon Park we are expanding our Facility and you will find the choice is easy. We offer an excellent benefit package. You can earn up to two weeks vacation, and that is only in your first year of employment plus eight holidays. Excellent health, dental benefits. Salary based on experience. C.N.A. Full Time 7 a 3 p Shift NURSES Full Time 7a 7p PRN 7a 7p and 7p 7a Apply in person At Royal Care of Avon Park 1213 West Stratford Road Avon Park, FL 33825 (863) 453-6674 EOE, M/F, DFWP 2100Help Wanted RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT (F/T) Application Deadline: 12/6/13. Please visit for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132. EA/EO/VETERAN'S PREF. GENERAL MAINTENANCE(F/T) Application deadline: 12/3/13. Please visit for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132. EA/EO/VETERAN'S PREF. DIRECTOR, CULTURALPROGRAMS (F/T) Application review begins: 1/6/14. Please visit for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132. 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