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Astory on page A1 Wednesday incorrectly stated that Fred Leavitt would return to the Avon Park Community Redevelopment Agency with a proposed lease agreement for an art museum at the citys community center. He is scheduled to reappear in front of the Main Street CRAAdvisory Board at noon Thursday (Dec. 5) and then return to the City Council at 6 p.m. Dec. 9. The News-Sun apologizes for the error and appreciates the opportunity to set the record straight. By ROMONAWASHINGTON romona.washington@newssun.comFROSTPROOF He walks in with the confidence of a seasoned musician. He speaks to those sitting at tables around him, opens his guitar case, pulls out a beautiful, white guitar and starts to play, tuning out the noise of diners around him but aware he is being watched. Jacob Morrow is just 15 years old but doesnt let his youthfulness get in the way of his message. He plays and sings at various places in Frostproof, all with the purpose of sharing his faith and the desire to lead others to worship. Though he started singing when he was in seventh grade, the high school sophomore has only been playing the guitar for the 18 months. About four months ago he started playing the piano, and already he plays well enough to be playing keyboard for the youth group at church. He is a self-taught musician. Every year, the youth from our church goes to a church camp. I know how it (music) makes me feel and how it makes me want to worship, Jacob said. On many Sunday afternoons, Jacob can be found playing and singing at The Citrus Cafe and Pizzeria. Last week, he played for the Fall Festival at PJs. If you cant find him at either of those places, chances are he can be found somewhere in Frostproof sharing the message and, of course, every Sunday morning he can be found at First Baptist Church in Frostproof where he is part of the youth group. His favorite style of music is Christian Contemporary. Jacob said his friends from school know what kind of music he likes. Some may ask him if he knows songs by pop artists and he might, but he said Christian Contemporary is all you will hear him play. Jacobs eighth-grade chorus director helped bring him out of his shy ways, but it was his dad, Tom, who has been and continues to be his biggest source of inspiration. He is the one who got me started. Hes the one who encourages me, and hes usually the only one who is honest enough to tell me when I mess up. Together, the father and son duo have written some songs Tom writes the words, Jacob the music that Jacob also sings and plays. He admits, however, that he doesnt sing them very often. He claims his OCD takes over when he writes music and he wont go public with it until its perfect. Tom didnt push his son to play sports. I just wanted him to go his own way. He has always been interested in the guitar and hes done this all on his own, he said. I have a friend who has played piano for years and she told me the other day that Jacob schooledher on the piano, he brags. What is Jacobs goal? I want to lead people to worship, he said. I want people to hear the music. Dad has one final thought for his son. I tell him that no matter what happens, keep your eyes on God. If you take your eyes off God, you will go down a path you dont want to go, he said. Once Jacob graduates from Frostproof Middle Senior High School, he wants to pursue an education in music at Polk State College. His goal is to work in ministry. For now, he is happy having his music heard. If you cant find him playing in Frostproof, look for Jacob Edward Morrow on YouTube. Page A2 News-SunFriday, November 29, 2013 pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 3 Nov. 22 1723353644MB: 8x3Next jackpot $205 millionNov. 19 1415294963MB: 2x3 Nov. 15 2544495463MB: 8x4 Nov. 23 12136404445x:2Next jackpot $35 millionNov. 20 232432444950x:4 Nov. 19 81922293238x:4 Nov. 25 1320252930 Nov. 24 48101629 Nov. 23 59142633 Nov. 22 35222433 Nov. 25 (n) 2695 Nov. 25 (d) 7404 Nov. 24 (n) 4382 Nov. 24 (d) 1661 Nov. 25 (n) 820 Nov. 25 (d) 374 Nov. 24 (n) 447 Nov. 24 (d) 912 Nov. 22 124303512 Nov. 19 113233384 Nov. 15 8920434 Nov. 13 31219275 Nov. 23 512435255 PB: 10Next jackpot $60 millionNov. 20 418233245 PB: 7 Nov. 16 1029374459 PB: 10 Lottery Center Young musician entertains small cafe diners in Frostproof Romona Washington/News-Sun Jacob Morrow entertains diners at The Citrus Cafe and Pizzeria in Frostproof on many Sunday afternoons. At just 15 years of age, his music is his ministry. RPAC seeks alternate memberSEBRING The Highlands County Board of County Commission is seeking applications for an alternate membership vacancy on the Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee (RPAC). This committee advises the county commission and its staff on issues pertaining to the creation of a balanced county-wide recreation program and integrated recreation facilities inventory, guided by the respective Recreation and Open Space Elements of Avon Park, Sebring, Lake Placid and Highlands County Comprehensive Plans. The RPAC meets the third Thursday of each month and volunteers serve four-year terms. Interested persons may submit an application on the county website at, or by contacting the Parks & Natural Resources Department at 402-6812, located at 4344 George Blvd.Dance Club hosts AllenSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host the music of the talented Allen from 79:30 p.m. tonight at the Highlands Social Center, 3400 Sebring Parkway. Dance to the sounds of the s, s and s Snacks and sandwiches will be avaiable. Admission is $5 for members, and $7 for non-members. Dress smart casual. Everyone is welcome, including singles. For more information, call 386-0855.Chamber collecting dry goodsLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce will accept dry goods for the benefit of STR8UPYouth Ministry. Examples of items needed condiments, plastic tableware, cleaning supplies, snacks, power drinks, etc. The chamber, at 18 N. Oak Ave.,is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondayFriday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.Questions or information? Call 465-433 1. LPHS sells Christmas treesLAKE PLACID Lake Placid High School National Honor Society an d Student Government Association will again be selling Christmas trees, wreaths and poinsettias. This annual fundraiser pro vides scholarships and hel ps defray the cost for students to attend leadership conferences. Sales begin today. The tent will be at 110 U.S. 27 North next to Dollar General. All trees are Fras er firs from North Carolina. Sizes range from table top to 16-foot. Wreaths range from 20-inch diameters to 36-inch diameters. This year there will also be cro ss wreaths. All wreaths come with berries, pinecones and a bow. Six-inch poinsettias will also be available. Hours of operation are 4 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4-9 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Five dollar discounts on trees will be given to school board employees and public serv ice personnel (police, fire, EMT, sheriffs dept) with proper ID.Celebrate at OprySEBRING Celebrate Turkey Day at the Under the Oaks Opry today, with a donation and a dish. Turke y and ham will be provided.Dinner is at 4:30 p.m. with music at 7 p.m. with country / bluegrass / blues / gospel music. More music will follow at 2 p.m Sunday. Allhosted by G.W Saunders. This is an inside family venue. No alcohol is served.The location is 350 1 Special to the News-SunSEBRING As part of t he Heartland Holiday F estival, Push Event P roductions is pleased to a nnounce that a Holiday S ip & Shop will take p lace in historic D owntown Sebring from 5 -8 p.m. Saturday. Attendees can pick up a souvenir logo Heartland H oliday Festival tumbler g lass with lid (quantities l imited) at Heartland R eal Estate Corporations d owntown office (205 C ircle Park Drive) for $ 15 or two fro $20. Preo rder a tumbler by stopp ing by Dogtown USA ( 112 N. Ridgewood D rive). With glass in h and, stroll and shop the p articipating 10-plus D owntown Sebring merc hants who will be offeri ng various festive bevera ges for you to sample, s uch as egg nog, apple c ider, coffee, tea and m ore. The Holiday Sip & S hop coincides with S mall Business Saturday, w hich is an awareness c ampaign started by A merican Express that t akes place in local comm unities across the n ation to support local b usiness that create jobs, b oost the economy and p reserve neighborhoods a round the country. The d ay was created in 2010 i n response to small busin ess owners needing m ore customers in the t ough economy. Sebring shoppers can u se their free Buy D owntown Sebring card t o save money while they s upport local merchants. S tores are encouraged to b e open from 10 a.m. to 8 p .m. Heartland Holiday F estival sponsors include: t he Sebring CRA; City of S ebring; Gray Dog C ommunications; Plan B P romotions; News-Sun; H ighlands Today; H ighlands County T ourism Development C ouncil; Budweiser & B ernie Little Distributors; F lorida Dairy Farmers, I nc.; Excavation Point; C ohan Radio; Creative P rinting; AXAAdvisors; A lan Jay Automotive; G riffins Carpet Mart; P alms of Sebring; H ighlands Little Theatre; B renner Pottery; D ogtown USA; Greater S ebring Chamber of C ommerce; Boner O utfitters; Heartland Real E state Corp.; Hyatt Place D elray Beach and the D elray Beach Downtown D evelopment Authority. For more information a nd a schedule of events f or the four-week H eartland Holiday F estival, visit w ww.HeartlandHolidayFe s Community Briefs Continued on A5 Self-taught talent Holiday Sip & Shop scheduled Saturday Courtesy photo Sip & Shop attendees can pick up a souvenir logo Heartland Holiday Festival tumbler glass w ith lid while supplies last. Correction Jacob Morrow musicianI know how it (music) makes me feel and how it makes me want to worship. This weeks question:Was the County Commission wrong to stop holding night meetings monthly? Yes 74.8% No 25.2% Total votes: 111 Online www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Follow the News-Sun online on


we allowed them in, Trinder said. The City on the Circle is likely to have a large turnout this year for its annual Sebring Christmas parade Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. as the world-renowned Budweiser Clydesdales. The muchanticipated appearance in the parade coincides with Bernie Little Distributors winning Anheuser-Buschs Ambassadors of Excellence award. Sebrings parade theme this year is AClassic Christmas. The parade begins at 7 p.m. and will take the traditional route south starting at the corner of Sebring Parkway and North Ridgewood Drive, around the Circle, to South Commerce Avenue. The Clydesdales will be set up along with the famous red beer wagon at the Sebring Fairgrounds starting at 5:30 p.m. until they depart for the parade. George Hensley will serve as the parades Grand Marshal as he finishes out his final Christmas holiday as mayor of Sebring. Lake Placid ends the holiday parade season on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. with its annual Christmas parade in the streets of the Caladium Capital of the World. Chamber of Commerce Director Eileen May says planning is coming along great for their annual holiday parade. We are the only municipality that doesnt charge a fee (for entry). The absolute deadline is Monday (Dec. 2) for those wishing to enter the parade, May said. The parade is currently up to approximately 65 floats.. Contact the Chamber for more details at 465-4331. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 29, 2013 Page A3 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 4"; Black; main A rhr top of ad stack ; 0 0 0 3 3 4 3 8 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-SunSEBRING Eric T. Zwayer, Tax Collector of Highlands County, announces that the 20132014 Kids Tag Art Award of Distinction winners have been selected. This is the third year that fifth-grade students in Highlands County have participated in the Kids Tag Art contest and fundraising project. The winning designs can be viewed and are available for sale to the public on the Tax Collectors website at A total of 53 student designs were chosen for the Award of Distinction honors; five from each of the nine public schools and two from each of the private schools that participated. An exhibit of the winning tags is on display to the public in the Tax Collectors Sebring office, in the Government Center on South Commerce Avenue. Kids Tag Art, originally created by the Polk County Tax Collectors office in 2006, encourages students to create a license plate design that can be scanned and printed as a plastic license plate for use on the front bumper of vehicles or framed for display. They make great gifts for family and friends. The tags, similar to Floridas specialty tags that support worthy causes, are strictly art and not for use as a legal registration on the rear bumper of a vehicle. All proceeds from the tag sales, which have totaled nearly $30,000 in the first two years of the program, go to the schools for classroom art projects and supplies. Plans are under way for an awards ceremony and reception honoring the Award of Distinction winners to be held in February at the Circle Theatre in downtown Sebring. Three special awards the Tax Collector Choice, Champion for Children Foundation Choice and Alan Jay Choice awards will be presented at the end of the ceremony. Kids Tag Art was made possible this year by the generosity of these major sponsors: Champion for Children Foundation and Alan Jay Automotive Network, in cooperation with the Highlands County Tax Collector, The School Board of Highlands County, Highlands Art League and Douglass Screen Printers. Zwayer announces winning Tag Art designs Courtesy photo Eric T. Zwayer, Tax Collector of Highlands County, shows off the 53 student designs chosen for the Award of Distinction honors in this years Kids Tag Art contest. t eers and represent memb ers of various clubs, g roups, organizations and e ven political parties. The r ecruitment drive to fill the s hifts has been going on s ince September, when init ial contact letters were s ent However, Stefanik said, t here still are shifts availa ble. We have over 230 p otential time slots, he s aid. The drive will go on f rom 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. e ach day until Dec 23. We o nly do a half day on C hristmas Eve so that folks c an be home with their f amilies. The money is well neede d, Stefanik said that while d onations have been off a bout 10 percent this year, t he need has swelled by 20 p ercent. That may mean that t here will be smaller packa ges this season so that the d istribution will go further. All of the money we c ollect stays here locally, S tefanilk said. It is used f or the Christmas effort f irst and then it is used for o ther projects into the new y ear. In addition to the traditional kettle drive, The Salvation Army again is holding their Angel Tree program. Trees have been placed at various locations throughout Highlands County. Each of the trees is decorated with angel ornaments, each of which bear the description of a child. The information includes their clothing size and some of the items on their wish list. Residents may pick an ornament off the tree then purchase gifts for the youngsters. We started that a little early this year, he said. We have 846 children were going to be giving gifts to this year. Aweek from Friday, will be the Circle the Circle With Cans drive. That is staged by the Rotary Club of Sebring. From 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Rotarians will be collecting cash, canned goods and non-perishable foodstufs. Last year they actually circled The Circle. This year our goal is to go twice around, Stefanik said. Call Cindy McGee at 385-7548, ext. 100 for more information. Continued from A1 Among other things, C raven outlined EMS prot ocols, personnel training a nd certification, clinical p erformance measurements, r esponse time averages and c ustomer satisfaction. He said the staff has a p rogram for continuing e ducation and certifications a bove and beyond state m andates. We have a very strict c redentialing program for a ny new hires, Craven s aid. They have to do a lot o f steps before they are r eleased to provide care for o ur citizens and visitors. Telling commissioners t hat there were figures in h is report that didnt add u p correctly, Craven indic ated overall response time a verages show it takes just s hort of eight minutes b etween the time a call is r eceived at the 911 dispatch c enter to the time an EMS u nit arrives at the scene. Our total time call is 7 .94 minutes, Craven said. He also revealed that w hile in the past a bulk of t he trauma cases had been f lown to Tampa General H ospital, now such patients a re taken to Lakeland R egional Medical Center. Saying that the most e xpensive cost to EMS is t he cost of readiness, C raven showed how the s ervices budget from the g eneral fund reached a high o f $6,380,171 in fiscal year 2009 and dropped to a low of $5,033,061 in fiscal year 2012. The countys EMS budget has been set at $5,168,197 for the current fiscal year. Last year, the county received 14,645 calls for EMS. Craven said the actual general fund cost per person had dropped from $22.47 in 2009 to $16.57 in the just past budget year. Craven told commissioners what had intrigued him about those billing figures was the payer mix, with Medicare responsible for 63.95 percent of the total and Medicaid responsible for 13.62 percent. At the end of the presentation, comments from the public were not solicited. However, during the portion of the session reserved for citizens not on the agenda, resident Dick Noll, reading from a prepared statement, called on commissioners to get a similar report from other, private medical transport operations in the county. There is no reason to believe that there are no private firms that could provide service at least equal to the government service and at a lower price, he said. I believe that the commissioners owe it to the citizens to at least look into this matter. Commissioners gave no direct response to Nolls request. Continued from A1 Continued from A1 EMS director gives update to commission Salvation Army needs bell ringers Parade Monday in AP r CHICAGO (AP) President Barack Obamas administration is delaying yet another aspect of the health care law. An online health insurance marketplace fo r small businesses is being put off until November 2014 to make sure the website gets fixed first. In a conference call with reporters, administration officials said employers who want to buy marketplace plans f or their workers now will need to go through an agent, broker or insuran ce company to buy coverage this year, instead of using a government website. The administration says the plan will still allow small businesses to buy coverage but avoid slowing technical repairs to the hobbled federal onli ne site. The small business marketplace, also called SHOP, was supposed to provide employers a new way to shop for coverag e, and the delay was met with frustration. Its disappointing tha t the online portion of the federal small business marketplace through will be delayed, and its important it get up and running as soon as possible, said John Arensmeyer, CEO of Small Business Majority an advocacy group. 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ANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS Editorial & Opinion Page A4 News-SunFriday, November 29, 2013 On Oct. 24, Attorney General P am Bondi sent to the Florida S upreme Court the ballot language o f a proposed constitutional amendm ent that would allow Floridians to u se marijuana for medical reasons. S he said the language is misleading a nd asked for an opinion on it. On N ov. 8, Weatherford and Gaetz filed their own brief in the case. Then Bondi filed her own brief. Oral arguments are scheduled for Dec. 5. Unfortunately, Weatherford and Gaetz showed essentially zero interest in the medical-marijuana issue when it came up in the Legislature last session. That would have been the right time and place to work through legal language. Instead, bills that would have permitted the medical use of marijuana under strict conditions died in committees. The Legislature ignored the opportunity to carefully craft a law that would allow the use of marijuana as a medical necessity. As a result, Weatherford and Gaetz like Florida legislative leaders have many times in the past ceded the debate of a difficult issue to the election process for proposed constitutional amendments. Polls have shown that a solid majority of Florida voters support medical marijuana. Bondi, however, contends the proposal doesnt convey its true meaning and ramifications. She told the state Supreme Court that, if the amendment passes, Florida law would allow marijuana in limitless situations. Such an interpretation of the proposed amendment twists the meaning of the language, amendment supporters say. Ben Pollara, campaign manager for People United, has said the claim that Florida would become one of the most lenient states on marijuana regulation if the proposal is approved is way off base. The challenges by Bondi, Weatherford and Gaetz should ma ke for interesting arguments in court; the proposed amendment was writ ten by Jon Mills, onetime House speaker and now dean emeritus of the University of Florida Levin College of Law. It is a debate, however, that should have taken place in the Legislature. An editorial from the Gainesville Sun W hy are we there? E ditor: While Karzai demands l imitations and guarantees w ith respect to the continu ed presence of United S tates forces beyond 2014 a nd Senator Ayotte seeks to l egislate amendments to D efense Department legislat ion concerning cultural c hanges in Afghanistan, one w onders if anyone rememb ers why we went there in t he first place? Our original i ncursion into Afghanistan w as not in furtherance of m odifying the culture of the c ountry beyond our desire t o override their protection o f AlQueda as an honored g uest and punish them for t heir transgressions against o ur interests in the Middle E ast and elsewhere. Concerns with the more b arbaric (and ancient) part o f their culture soon morp hed U.S. policy into conc erns for supporting K arzais regime, rebuilding t he infrastructure of the c ountry, schools, hospitals, v oting policy and et cetera, t he whole panoply of r egime changes and modific ation that has led us into d ifficulties worldwide. Meanwhile DOD propose s to convert internees at G itmo into double agents. A pparently, we have forgott en the absurd Chieu Hoi program in VietNam, now rewritten as a big tactical success. Those who served with these reconstituted allies, learned to sleep with one eye open. Surely a few years in Gitmo is guaranteed to win the prisoners over to our point of view and convert them to double agents on their return to the Middle East. Randy Ludacer Lake Placid Local talent pool take spotlight in benefitEditor: The Tanglewood ResidentsCancer Benefit is deeply indebted to the entire Sebring community for their support of the Nov. 21 cancer concert. More than 500 people attended, helping to kick off the 2013-2014 cancer drive in grand style. Luanne Hawk and the Sebring High School Show Choir dazzled with their very professional appearance and performance. They delighted the crowd with an array of Christmas tunes. The Heartland Idol finalists (Nala Price, Adam Meredith, Lindsey Sears, Ashley Elder and Gary Johnson) demonstrated the depth of the talent pool here in the Heartland as they each performed three numbers. Matthew Wacaster has a strong local following and many in the audience were there specifically to support Matthew, who impressed with his strong vocals. Hats off to all of these entertainers who gave of their time and talent to help in the fight against cancer. Our very generous sponsor, Newsom Eye, was represented by Leesa Skipper who let those in attendance know that cancer has struck Newsom Eye with one of their very young staff members currently battling the disease. Many Tanglewood volunteers were on hand to set up and take down chairs, sell tickets, handle lights, sound and video or to serve as greeters and snack bar attendants. Thanks to each and every one who contributed to the evenings success. Aspecial thanks goes out to the News-Sun for publishing various articles about the concert. Neil Simpson Chair Tanglewood ResidentsCancer Benefit Its not every day that Democrats and Republicans get to shake their fist in the same direction. That honor goes to Education Secretary Arne Duncan whose insult against white, suburban moms whose child isnt as brilliant as they thought they were has sparked outrage from the tea party to teachers unionsnot to mention the PTAmoms who are heavily invested in their childrens schooling. Sec. Duncan is still walking back his remarks, but if a similar story in Texas is any guide, hes not done with this fight by a long shot. Speaking to a group of superintendents, Duncan stepped in it, got down and rolled around in it when he said mothers just couldnt accept how dumb their kids were. Its fascinating to me that some of the pushback is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who all of a sudden their child isnt as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isnt quite as good as they thought they were, and thats pretty scary, Duncan said. Youve bet your house and where you live and everything on, My childs going to be prepared.That can be a punch in the gut. Common Core has been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, and so far, the rollout has been such a disaster that Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers and a Common Core supporter, said, You think the Obamacare implementation is bad? The implementation of the Common Core is far worse. But President Barack Obama took responsibility for the failures of and his broken promise that people could keep their insurance plans. Not so with Sec. Duncan, who thought telling mothers that he knew their children better than they was good politics. This is not the first time a defender of the testing status quo has tried to beat back opposition by blaming hysterical mothers. The top business lobbyist in Texas tried that last year, and it didnt work out so well for him. Texas, the birthplace of high-stakes testing, rejected Common Core in favor of its own $468-million experiment in making everyone smarter with standardized tests. This sparked opposition similar to what Common Core is now facing, prompting Bill Hammond, president of the Texas Association of Business, to accuse school administrators of scaring mom. Theyve told mom that Johnny is not goin g to UT[University of Texas] because of the end-of-course exam. Dineen Majcher was one of those moms who had organized Texas Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment, an unwieldy name mo st rejected for either the acronym TAMSAor the more popular Moms Against Drunk Testing. Majcher se es parallels between Hammonds attempt to marginalize parents and Duncans unwise choice of words. Parents are tired of policymakers making accusations and excuses for the harmful and ineffective policies of over-testing. Before policymakers send more taxpayers dollars to testing companies, we need to come to grips with many issues, such as th e purpose and underlying motives for more standardized tests. As parents, we know that blame and shame does not work. Our policymakersinsistence to use tha t approach with over-testing in public schools is irresponsible, said Majcher. TAMSAdid not back dow n and convinced the legislature and Gov. Rick Perry to partially roll back the testing requirements. As in Texas, Sec. Duncans attempt to blame mothers has caused a backlash. Sec. Duncans half-hearted apology for his controversialsounding soundbites and clumsy phrasing has done nothing to quell the fullthroated opposition. Critics have started a petition on to remove Duncan as Secretary of Education, and a Facebook group called Moms Against Duncan (MAD) had more than 3,500 members. The apology is beside the point. Parents of public school studentsmyself includedare mad that our education system is still based on standardized tests that are developmentally inappropriate, unable to measure classroom learning, and over-emphasized to the point of corrupting the curriculum. Moms (and dads, f or that matter) will not be happ y until we put developing chil dren and not raising test scores at the center of our education policy. Were just waiting for Sec. Duncan to realize that he isnt as brilliant as he thinks he is. Jason Stanford is a Democratic consultant who writes columns for the Austin AmericanStatesman and MSNBC. He can be reached at and on Twitter @JasStanford/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Common Core a failure both Democrats and Republicans can agree on Guest Column Jason Stanford Medical marijuana debate should be in legislature F lorida House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz have joined the debate about medical marijuana. Their a rrival is indefensibly late. SCOTT DRESSELEditor editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor BUSINESS OFFICEJANET NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor VICKIE WATSONvickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH ADVERTISING


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 29, 2013 Page A5 KIFFLE KITCHEN; 3.639"; 5"; Black plus three; process, place holiday order ; 0 0 0 3 2 7 9 7 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page fri. p/u; 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 3 ICS CREMATION; 1.736"; 3"; Black; obit page tv incl; 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 6 CENTRAL FLORIDA HEARING; 3.639"; 5"; Black plus three; process, front of section ; 0 0 0 3 4 0 3 9 Beck Ave. Call 253-0771 or like Under The Oaks Opry on Facebook.Forest Service will have Christmas treesFROSTPROOF The fourth annual Florida Forest Service Sand Pine Christmas Tree Sale is slated again this year for the Arbuckle Tract of Lake Wales Ridge State Forest on School Bus Road in Frostproof. Sand Pines of 15-foot or less in height can be bought for $10 per tree. Only hand saws will be allowed for use. Interested parties must provide their own. Trees can be purchased from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For this one-day event, interested parties should meet the State Forest representative at the McLean cabin for directions prior to cutting trees. Then, trees can be obtained from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Dec. 26 and Monday-Friday, Dec. 16-20. During both of these week-long events, interested parties should set an appointment with a State Forest representative at state forest headquarters to obtain a special use permit prior to cutting trees. Contact the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest at (863) 635-7801.AMVETS plan karaokeSEBRING AMVETS Post 21 will have karaoke with Jewels in the Night from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Pizza will be available.US Marine Corps begin toy driveThe United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots this year is being hosted by the Celtic American Society of the Highlands. They are asking for the communitys help in the gathering of donated toys for those kids, ages 4-14, whom otherwise might not have a good holiday season. For the Marine Corps to accept donations, the toys must be new, and in the original store wrappers. Do not wrap them in Christmas paper so the Marines will be able to see and distribute them to the right children. Toys may be dropped off at the following locations: In Lake Placid Seacoast National Bank on U.S. 27; Wauchula Bank on Interlake Boulevard; Lake Placid Police Department, 8 N. Oak St.; ACut Above Beauty Shop, 122 Service St.; and In Sebring First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 464-0524.Hoosier Day Feb. 1SEBRING Hoosier Day in Sebring is set for Saturday, Feb. 1 at Homers Buffet, corner of U.S. 27 and Sebring Parkway. Sign in begins at 11 a.m. with the meal set for noon. Continued from A2 DONALD COPSEY Donald A. Copsey, 85, passed away peacefully on N ov. 25, 2013, at his sons h ome in North Conway, N .H. with family at his s ide. Don and his wife, L enora, live in Avon Park, F la., and had recently c ome to North Conway to b e with family, after a perio d of declining health. Don was born on June 2 4, 1928 in Omaha, Neb. H e was the second son of f our children born to James a nd Wilna Copsey. He e nlisted in the Army with h is older brother in 1946. H e served during World W ar II in Occupied Japan a nd had worked as a M edical Laboratory T echnician. Raised i n the Depression, a nd after witnessing t he death of his 5y ear-old sister and s truggling himself w ith Polio, he had a s trong desire to be a medical doctor.He was e nrolled in Pre-Med at U nion College in Lincoln, N eb., when the Lord conv icted him to be a pastor in t he Seventh-Day Adventist c hurch. While at the coll ege, he met the love of his l ife, Lenora Herr and they w ere married on April 19, 1 950. They had two sons, T errance and Timothy. A fter graduating with a T heology degree in 1952, D on went on to minister in S outh Dakota, Washington, M ichigan, and was a miss ionary in Brazil. He s erved in multiple confere nces for the church and in t he Lake Union Conference o ffice, where he retired in 1 990, after 40 years of s ervice to the Lord. In 1 992, Don and Lenora m oved to Avon Park, Fla. a nd also had a summer resi dence in Lenoras home t own of McClusky, N.D. Don placed a high value o n education and received t wo master degrees in T heology and Pastoral Counseling.He was an avid reader, sometimes reading up to six books a week. During the Depression, instead of playing, at an early age, he helped support his family by working with his father in the building trade. Because of this, he had a great love for building, and built three homes and one church completely on his own. He always enjoyed a good building project and loved to help his sons with additions and remodeling their homes. Another passion for Don was flying. During his lifetime, he owned three planes and achieved his Instrument Rating. Don is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lenora, of Avon Park, Fla.; his son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Toni Copsey of North Conway, N.H.; and his son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Jill Copsey of Sequim, Wash.He is survived by his brother and his wife, Dave and Nell Copsey of Deridder, La.; and his sister-in-law, Marge Copsey of Lenexa, Kansas. He is survived by three grandchildren and their spouses, Alison and Heath Edwards, Devin and Leigh Copsey, and Shannon and Sean Frost. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by parents, his brother James Copsey, and his sister Glenna Copsey. Amemorial service will be held at the Avon Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Avon Park, Fla. at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Walker Memorial Academy, 1525 W. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. To send a message of condolence, or for more information visit Copsey Obituaries TIMOTHYROOKS Timothy G. Rooks, 37, o f Avon Park, died Nov. 2 1, 2013. Born in S partenburg, S.C., he was a l ifelong resident of Avon P ark. He was a correctional o fficer and a member of St. J ohn Baptist Church in A von Park. He is survived by his s ons, Elaquwan Myers of B elle Glade, Timothy R ooks Jr. of Pahokee and A ndrew Rooks of Arcadia; d aughters, Timnequa Rooks o f Arcadia, and Timecia a nd Timariah Rooks, both o f Lake Placid; brothers, R ichard Rooks of Avon P ark and Bryan Reynolds o f Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Jahliesa Robinson of Sebring, Sonja Curton of Spartenburg, S.C., and Devanette Grayton of Avon Park; and his parents, Ronald Jerome Graydon of Atlanta, Ga., and Beverly Ann Cannie of Avon Park. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 29 at Apostolic Church of Jesus. Afuneral service will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 30 at Apostolic Church of Jesus with Pastor Kenneth Graydon officiating. Interment will be in Lincoln Gardens Cemetry. Marions Community Funeral Chapel, Avon Park, is in charge of arrangements. SHARON WILLIAMS Sharon Lynne Williams, 5 3, of Avon Park died Nov. 1 9, 2013. She was a L icensed Practical Nurse w ith Maxim Healthcare S ervices in Lakeland and a m ember of Beualah M issionary Baptist Church i n Avon Park. She is survived by her m other, Ruby Williams of T ampa; and brothers, Elronza Williams and Desmond Spells. Visitation will be from 56 p.m. Nov. 29 at Marions Community Funeral Chapel. Afuneral servie will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 30 at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. C.L. Carter officiating. Interment will be in Lincoln Gardens Cemetery. D eath noticeWilliam John Denery of L ake Placid died Nov. 19, 2 013. Community Briefs lages put up trees decorated with tags. Each tag has the name and age of a Highlands County child as well as one or two items the child hopes to receive for Christmas. People then choose a tag and fulfill those requests. The clothing and toys are delivered to The Salvation Army unwrapped. Martin and other volunteers sort them and put them into black trash bags so children cant peek. Participating families come and collect the bags two days before Christmas so their children will have something on Christmas day. Martins work begins in the early fall when she creates a list of needy families with children from applications the parents submit. She makes the tags, buys toys, keeps track of the donated gifts and makes sure every child receives something. Especially the little ones who still believe in Santa Claus, Martin said. Patty Lloyd, who volunteers every Christmas season at The Salvation Armys toy store, explained what the last weeks are like. Its so last minute (as gifts start arriving all at once) were really scrambling the last two weeks. It gets really crazy. Its chaos at the end, she said laughing. She added that its Martin who keeps everything on track, often working alone. Part of the reason for the working frenzy is the numbers involved. On average between 350 and 400 families are helped by the program. Many of those families have more than one child. More than 1,000 children are reached every year. Not every tree tag is picked. The Salvation Army has a back-up toy store that is used to make sure those children also get gifts. Some of toy store items are bought with money raised the year before; others are collected through toys drives. Martin organizes and keeps track of that too. Deana Strickland, who works with Martin at Healthy Families, marvels at her capacity for work and the kindness of her heart. Millie is selfless. Shes always putting others before herself. Shes always giving, Strickland said, and she does it all on her own time. Strickland added another reason she admires Martin who has endured her share of adversity and misfortune is because Martin remains optimistic and strong, setting the same example of faith and generosity as her grandmother once did. Volunteers are still neede d for the Secret Angel Tree project and to act as bell ringers with The Salvation Armys kettles. The kettle collections help finance much of the organizations local work. Call 385-7548 for information about volunteering. Continued from A1 Martin works months on Secret Angel Trees Scott Dressel/News-S un Phil Attinger of the News-Sun (right) presents Jean Lund with a plaque honoring her as the News-Suns Unsung Hero for October. Lund, a two-time cancer survivor, was recognized for her volunteer work and her fundraising, particuarly for cancer prevention. On hand for the presentation were Brandie Stadie (far left) and Sally Durban of Agero, which sponsors the award. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 29, 2013 Page A7 small biz page 2 of 2; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process pg 2 of 2 small biz pg; 0 0 0 3 4 0 4 2 because he thinks it has helped. Whenever we have a changing (building) use, the ordinance requires us to go back and charge impact fees for the higher water use, Deleon said. Over the last two years, the city has given up its $20,000 utility impact fee for businesses moving into existing buildings. That policy has allowed new entrepreneurs to convert downtown offices into two new restaurants and a barber shop, with two more restaurants in the works, Deleon said one Italian and one Mexican. The vacant buildings in the downtown are not doing anything productive. If this provides an incentive to bring in new jobs. Its successful, Deleon said. Its not that the city doesnt have extra capacity. Out of its six high-service pumps providing 1,100 gallons per minute the city is only running two, Deleon said. Likewise, the citys wastewater treatment plant near the Avon Park U.S. National Guard Armory is only using 50 percent of its capacity. However, local business owner and former Councilman George Hall said he and other local business owners have paid thousands of dollars in impact fees over the years to provide that capacity, and insists that new businesses also pay their share. Impact fees are a cost of doing business that you build into the cost of opening. Im sorry if they didnt do their homework, Hall said. He also said the waiver Ordinance 33-13 waived the value in my business he purchased through paying impact fees. Councilman Garrett Anderson inquired about the purpose of impact fees, and City Attorney Gerald Buhr said they provide money to build extra infrastructure needed for new development. Such fees are governed by Florida law, Chapter 163.31801. Anderson then asked if th e city wasnt making a profi t off the water system operating with a surplus. Both Buhr and Mayor Sharon Schuler said the fees themselves have to be set aside and used for nothing else but expanding infrastructure. It saves the troub le of having to take out a loan or apply for a grant for such projects, Buhr said. Schuler then asked Deleon why the waiver term was extended to five years, and he answered that that was the time period the City Council had picked. He said the council could change that if desired. Councilman Parke Sutherland moved to extend the waiver for another two years and Anderson voted with him, but Schuler and Deputy Mayor Brenda Giles said no. Since Heston wasnt ther e to break the tie, the motion was defeated. No one made any counter-motions. Deleon said this past week that he would still recommend five years when the matter returns to the City Council in December. The Council can retract it sooner if the economy improves, but revisiting every two years is not prac tical, he said. Continued from A1 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Several w eeks ago, Avon Park city c ouncil members were f orced to reverse their stand o n a proposed ban on relig ious displays as part of a d owntown Christmas display w hen many objected. Later, a News-Sun reade rs poll found that 75-perc ent of the respondents b elieve there is a War on C hristmas. Amovie with just such a t heme will be shown Dec. 1 4 in Sebring. Entitled Last Ounce of Courage, the motion picture will be screened by the Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Circle Theatre on the historic Circle in downtown Sebring. Pastor George Hall said the decision to screen the film had come before the events in the City of Charm. Actually, we showed this last year at the church, but it was at the end of the season, he said. However, said Hall, with events surrounding Christmas in recent years, the decision was made to go ahead and show it again this year in a more secular environment. We felt we needed to get outside of the church walls and into the community a little more, he said. The Circle Theatre is a great venue. Last Ounce of Courage is a 2012 Veritas Films production directed by Darrel Campbell and Kevin McAfee. It stars Marshall R. Teague Jennifer O'Neill and Fred Williamson. The story centers around the struggle of Bob Revere, the mayor of the fictitious town of Mount Columbus and how he deals with an attack on the freedom of religion through both local government officials and an ACLU-like group. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the film to begin at 7 p.m. There will be no admission charge, however, donations will be taken. All those proceeds will go to the Champion for Children Foundation, which owns the Circle Theater. Movie about war on Christmas to be shown in Sebring Circle Theatre Dec. 14 Special to the News-SunSEBRING The holidays a time to be with family a nd friends. The holidays are a lso a time to remember f amily and friends who have p assed away. But many peop le are at a loss as to how to g ive their deceased loved o nes proper recognition duri ng the holiday season. Good Shepherd Hospice o ffers an affirmative way to a cknowledge and appreciate l oved ones at the annual o bservance, Lights of Love. T he community rememb rance ceremony will be h eld at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 0 at the Bud and Donna S omers Hospice House, 1110 Hammock Road. Lights of Love is filled with music, memories and honored traditions. Participants can take part in a remembrance ceremony, where candles are lit and loved ones are celebrated. The event culminates with the lighting of the cedar tree on the hospice house grounds. The event is free and open to the public. For a $25 gift to Good Shepherd Hospice, a symbolic light will shine in honor of a cherished loved one throughout the holiday season. For a gift of $100 or more, donors will receive a collectable pewter ornament to keep or to share. To register for Lights of Love, call (863) 551-4827 or email Memories to shine at Dec. 10 Lights of Love ceremony Utility impact fee waiver in AP not extended Ceremony to be held at Somers House Courtesy photo Participants can take part in a remembrance ceremony, where candles are lit and loved ones are celebrated. Courtesy photo For a gift of $100 or more, donors will receive a Lights of Love collectable pewter ornament to keep or to share.


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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 29, 2013Page A9 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 IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000735 DIVISION: SUN WEST MORTGAGE COMPANY,INC., Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,ASSINGEES,LIENORS, CREDITORS,TRUSTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST,JOSEFA PAULINA SOTO ALSO KNOWN AS JOSELA PAULINA SOTO A/K/A JOSEFA P.SOTO,DECEASED,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,ASSINGEES,LIENORS, CREDITORS,TRUSTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST,JOSEFA PAULINA SOTO ALSO KNOWN AS JOSELA PAULINA SOTO A/K/A JOSEFA P.SOTO,DECEASED Last Known Address:Unknown Current Address:Unknown JOSE ANTONIO SOTO ALSO KNOWN AS JOSE A.SOTO,AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEFA PAULINA SOTO ALSO KNOWN AS JOSELA PAULINA SOTO A/K/A JOSEFA P.SOTO,DECEASED Last Known Address:3421 NW 14TH AVE Miami,FL 33142-5522 Current Address:Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address:Unknown Current Address:Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County,Florida: LOT 8,BLOCK 181,WOODLAWN TERRACE,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 96, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 632 W FAIRVIEW RD SEBRING FL 33870-2907 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication,if any,on Albertelli Law,Plaintiff's attorney,whose address is P.O.Box 23028, Tampa,FL 33623,and file the original with this Court either before December 30,2013 service on Plaintiff's attorney,or immediately thereafter; otherwise,a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a wee k for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 21st day of November,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k Albertelli Law P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 EF-019101F01 **See 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 (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711.To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court,590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,Tel:(863) 402-6591; Fax: (863) 402-6664. November 29; December 6,2013 ately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County,Florida,this 14th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLER K CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Toni Kopp DEPUTY CLER K November 29; December 6,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO:28-2013-CA-000710 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. STACY L.GOLDSTON A/K/A STACY GOLDSTON, Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO:STACY L.GOLDSTON A/K/A STACY GOLDSTON and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STACY L.GOLDSTON A/K/A STACY GOLDSTON whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead,the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees,lienors, creditors,trustees,and all parties claiming an interest by,through,under or against the Defendants,who are not known to be dead or alive,and all parties having or claiming to have any right,title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 540,SEBRING RIDGE,SECTION A,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 45,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100,Boca Raton,Florida 33487 on or before January 3,2014 (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.2011-CA-000370 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC., Plaintiff, vs. MARCUS T.HARRISON A/K/A MARCUS HARRISON, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 31,2013,and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-000370 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein OCWEN LOAN SERVICING,LLC.,,is the Plaintiff and MARCUS T.HARRISON A/K/A MARCUS HARRISON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARCUS T. HARRISON A/K/A MARCUS HARRISON are the Defendant(s).Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S.COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M.on January 13,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: THE SOUTH HALF OF LOT 22,ALL OF LOT 23 AND THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 24, IN BLOCK D,OF MAP OF BREEZY POINT PARK,LAKE STEARNS,ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,AT PAGE 52,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 6th day of November,2013. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. 12-11624 November 22,29,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.12000022GCAXSX U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. LAWRENCE DAPONTE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LAWRENCE DAPONTE; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S),IF REMARRIED,AND IF DECEASED,THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,LIENORS,AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); TD BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING,TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,CREDITORS,LIENORS,OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: LOT 111,SECTION E,SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 1544 Spring Ln.Lake Placid,FL 33852 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on January 16,2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 7th day of November,2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 79473 dcs November 22,29,2013 COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 111 SIRENA WAY,LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse,located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,Highlands County,Florida,at eleven o'clock a.m.,on January 7,2014. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale,you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale.If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dates this 14th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice,please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690.If you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V),via Florida Relay Service. 665111670 November 22,29.2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2012-CA-001002 U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v. JAMES DAVID TAYLOR; DEBRA ANN TAYLOR; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S),WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS, CREDITORS,TRUSTEES,SPOUSES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;HIGHLANDS COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on November 14,2013,in this cause,in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida, described as: LOT 6,BLOCK 6,OF SIRENA SHORES EAST,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12,PAGE 17, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-001038 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. MARIA A.SOBALVARRO,RUBNER SOBALVARRO,JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION,INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on September 27,2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 81,OF SEBRING HILLS,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 2,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:125 SPARROW AVE,SEBRING,FL 33870; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on January 7,2014 at 11 a.m. Any persons 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 18th day of November,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 320400/1032875/alg November 22,29,2013 ida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 9,PALM HAVEN ESTATES,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,PAGE 32,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:4419 HIGSON AVE.,SEBRING,FL 33875; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on January 16,2014 at 11 a.m. Any persons 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 7th day of November,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 266400/1219020/ada November 22,29,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000096 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. JENNIFER A.CAGLE A/K/A JENNIFER CAGLE,RUSSELL W.CAGLE A/K/A RUSSELL CAGLE,AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on November 6,2013,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,FlorIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000807 WELLS FARGO BANK,NA, Plantiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS,BENEFICIARIES,DEVISEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF CRISTINO RIVERA,et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS,BENEFICIARIES,DEVISEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF CRISTINO RIVERA Last Known Address:Unknown Also Attempted At: Current Residence:Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOTS 768 AND 769,AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO.2,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 89,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it,on Choice Legal Group, P.A.,Attorney for Plaintiff,whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET,SUITE 120,FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before January 3,2014,a date which is 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice),(863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service) as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that your believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 18th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk 13-05993 November 29; December 6,2013 dens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7th day of November,2013. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. 13-01447 November 22,29,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000291 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC., Plaintiff, vs. BENJAMIN MOORE, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 6,2013,and entered in Case No. 28-2013-CA-000291 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC.,,is the Plaintiff and BENJAMIN MOORE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BENJAMIN MOORE N.K.A.SHANNORA JACKSON; CARMELA MOORE; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendant(s).Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S.COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M.on January 16,2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT M OF AVON HILLS INC.,ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,PAGE 131,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 pen1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2011-CA-000909 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. KEITH SENIOR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEITH SENIOR; JAYKIN RIVERA; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S),IF REMARRIED,AND IF DECEASED,THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,LIENORS,AND TRUSTEES, A ND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); RIVER RAIN INVESTMENTS INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING,TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, A SSIGNEES,CREDITORS,LIENORS,OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,OR A GAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENA NT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: LOT 6,BLOCK 1,ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT NO.3,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 43,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 5820 Wolf Lake Rd.Sebring,FL 33875 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on January 16,2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 7th day of November,2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 108405-T dcs


Page A10News-SunFriday, November 29, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-478 IN RE:ESTATE OF BEATRICE ADELE THOMPSON AKA BEATRICE A.THOMPSON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BEATRICE ADELE THOMPSON AKA BEATRICE A. THOMPSON,deceased,whose date of death was July 1,2013,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 required to be 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 A FTER 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 29,2013. s/s Beverly Sue Vanderpoel PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE 1431 COMPTON DRIVE MABLETON,GA 30126 A TTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE CLIFFORD M.ABLES III,P.A. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:282013CA149 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL A SSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. KAREN CUMMINGS A/K/A KAREN M. CUMMINGS; MICHAEL CUMMINGS A/K/A MICHAEL J.CUMMINGS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.AS NOMINEE FOR CENTRAL PACIFIC MORTGAGE COMPANY; GERRY CUMMINGS A/K/A GERRY L.CUMMINGS A /K/A JERRY L.CUMMINGS A/K/A JERRY CUMMINGS; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 14th day of November,2013,and entered in Case No.282013CA149,of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and KAREN CUMMINGS A/K/A KAREN M.CUMMINGS; MICHAEL CUMMINGS A/K/A MICHAEL J.CUMMINGS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INC.AS NOMINEE FOR CENTRAL PACIFIC MORTGAGE COMPANY; GERRY CUMMINGS A/K/A GERRY L.CUMMINGS A /K/A JERRY L.CUMMINGS A/K/A JERRY CUMMINGS and UNKNOWN TENANT NKA EMERITA DENEFIELD IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870, 11:00 AM on the 7h day of January,2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 20,IN BLOCK 52,OF SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING UNIT NO.5,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 51,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice),(863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 14th day of November 2013. Robert W.Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak 10-59018 November 22,29,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000923 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES A SSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES OF RAFAEL COTT,DECEASED,JEANNETTE SANLLEY,AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on September 17,2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 21,BLOCK 20,SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING,UNIT 2,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 48,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:4204 PALAZZO STREET,SEBRING,FL 33872; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on January 7,2014 at 11 a.m. Any persons 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 14th day of November,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 327611/1111160/jts November 22,29,2013 1050LegalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 29, 2013Page A11 9000 Transportation88 CLUBCar DS in good condition. Runs well. headlights and taillights. shade and rear view mirrors. Asking $700. call 863-414-1227. 8500Golf Carts 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 SEBRING FRI.Sat. 7 ?. Downtown Sebring 409 Rose Ave. TOOLS, Nice ladies clothing sizes 14-16. 7' pre-lit Christmas tree & misc. items. SEBRING *Garage Sale & Auction Every Sat. starting 12/ 7, 9am/3pm. Highlands Mini Storage, Barte Rd. (off Cooper Rd.) At 3pm an auction will be held for any Mdse. left. AVON PARK* MULTI FAMILY SALE 208 / 212 Greensview Dr. ( RIVER GREENS GOLF COURSE ) Sat. Nov. 30, 8am ? Digital Piano, Recumbant Exercycle, Knee walker, Lots of Household Items 7320Garage &Yard SalesSEBRING HILLS/ Estate Sale BLACK FRIDAY SALE *Rain-Or-Shine* 232 Jay Ave., Fri-Sat-Sun, 11/ 29 30, & 12/ 1, 8am-4pm Washer & Dryer, Lift chairs, Sofa bed, Curio cabinet, Dining table with 6 chairs, vintage chest, matching twin beds, Quilt & Rack, Lazy Boy recliners, Packed Full Kitchen (Nice), Microwave, cookbook collection, Vintage stero system, Battery charger, Roll Away bed, Vintage cameras, Patio table. Too Much To List! Sunday 1/2 Priced No Early Sales Donna Collins EstateSale. 7320Garage &Yard Sales METAL BAKERSRACK with Darwer at Bottom. $50. OBO 863-414-0831 LADDER ALUM.20' ext. Good Cond. $50. 863-381-1161 LADDER 20Foot / Aluminum Extension. Good Condition. $50. 863-381-1161 ELLIPTICAL EXERCISEMACHINE & Ab roller. New. Both $100. 863-381-1161 ELLIPTICAL -Exercise Machine plus Ab Roller. New! Both for $100. 863-381-1161 COMPUTER DESK/ Hutch Black wood with Doors. $50. 863-414-0831 COFFEE TABLEand 2 end tables. Glass tops, cream color, lacquer finish. $75. 385-8815 after 5pm or leave msg. 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 7180FurnitureG EWASHER Bisque Color Purchased April 2013 ($475). Changing all appliances to white. Selling for $250 FIRM. 863-655-0367 7040Appliances 7000 Merchandise SEBRING 3/2/1Quiet area. Close to Florida Hospital. Fairly new. All tile floors. Small pets welcome. $810/mo. + First, Last + Security. Call 863-414-0942 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 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 HousesSEBRING *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 6200UnfurnishedApartments*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 6050 Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsVENUS -New 4BR/2BA (jacuzzi in Master) A/C, tile, W/D, porch, w/option 20 acres. 8 horse barn, privacy fence, 1 bl. from Hwy 27. 731 CR 201. 786-370-2778 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent MOBILE HOME,MUST SELL QUICKLY 1995 Palm Harbor double wide, 2 bedroom and 2 bath. Loaded with updates. $17,000. 863-446-2636. AVON 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 Park 4000 Real EstateVENDORS WANTEDStarting Dec 7 & every Sat, thereafter at Highlands Mini Storage on Barte Rd, (off of Cooper Rd) $10 per week. Call Wendy at 1-603-542-2997 For Space. 3100BusinessOpp. Wanted 3000 Financial STAFF ASSISTANT, BIOENERGY (F/T) Application deadline: 12/2/13. Please visit for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132. EA/EO/VETERAN'S PREF. ROYAL 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 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. 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 CHRIST ACADEMYis looking for a one year Teacher for Christian Preschool. Experience is required. Please contact 863-402-2408 2100Help Wanted DIRECTOR, CULTURALPROGRAMS (F/T) Application review begins: 1/6/14. Please visit for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132. EA/EO 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 Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements NOTICE OF PUBLIC 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 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 385-0112 Fax:(863) 385-1284 / s/ Clifford M.Ables III Florida Bar Number:178379 BRANDON S.CRAIG Florida Bar Number 0085800 November 29; December 6,2013 1050LegalsSUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS-SUN CALL 385-6155***PLEASE USE FILLER********AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00033437 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00033436




By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK There w ere a combination of fact ors that played into a d own performance for the L ady Red Devils in a 39-27 l oss to Lake Wales Tuesday n ight. The second game of a b ack-to-back after a sixp oint loss at DeSoto M onday, school being out f or the start of the T hanksgiving break, not to m ention a quick, aggressive defense featuring a host of longarmed Lady Highlanders. Yes, its a bit of all those things, you could s ay, head coach Paulette D aley said. But for us its j ust about consistency, and w e didnt bring that t onight. They certainly didnt b ring much in a two-point o pening quarter. After 6-foot junior Zada W illiams opened the scori ng for Lake Wales, Imani T ate took a slick dish i nside from Toryana Jones a nd put it in to even things u p. But the offense couldnt g et on track, with a slew of t urnovers, with the H ighlanders not much bett er. They would score the n ext three baskets to take a n 8-2 lead, but the Devil d efense was wreaking its s hare of havoc as well. The margin could have been lessened in the periods waning moments, but Avon Park went 0-5 at the free throw line and it remained 8-2 heading into the second. After a Donella Dunn free throw started the quarter, the Devils seemed to get things moving as Imani Tate hit a pair at the line and followed with a score on the break. Jonkevia Williams then split a pair at the line to make it 9-7, but Roshetta Tomlin hit one from beyond the arc to push it back out to 12-7. But then, after Jones hit Like most bass fishermen, I have a pretty good idea of when, where and how bass spawn, and, like my fellow anglers, I look forward to the annual event every year. But I happened to come across an article written by Wade Bourne on the subject and I thought my readers might enjoy hearing what a biologist has to say on the subject. The spawning cycle of largemouth bass is a unique, highly complex ritual that ensures this speciesregeneration from one year to the next. Following is a look at when, where and how these fish spawn as related by Marty Mann, a fisheries biologist with the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. The following information is specific to Florida waters, though the bassspawning ritual is fairly standard from one region to the next. Two factors determine when bass spawn: photo period (length of daylight) and water temperature. The latter factor is most important. When water temperature climbs into the low 60s, spawning activity begins, and it continues until the water reaches 80 degrees. Most spawning activity occurs in the 65-70 degree range. There is much conjecture over what role moon phase plays in the initiation of spawning. Many laymen believe most bass spawn around the full and new moons, though this has not been substantiated scientifically. When the water temperature is right, male bass move into the shallows to pick their nest sites. Frequently these fish fight over choice spots. Larger males are more aggressive and typically claim the best sites. These males establish their nests in water from a few inches deep up to 10 feet, depending on the water clarity (the clearer the water, the deeper the nests). Predominate depths of spawning nests are 2-4 feet. The best sites are those with sand or gravel bottoms and with vegetation or some other object (log, stump) at hand. Fertilized eggs are sticky and they cling better to clean, textured bottoms, les sening the chance that they will be swept away by wave action. Also, vegetation and other features provide some protection from waves. When he chooses a nest site, a male bass will begin sweeping silt away with his tail. He will anchor his nose in the center of the nest, then pivot around in a full circle. Thus the radius of a nest is the same approximate length as the males body. Next, egg-laden females enter the spawning area. When a male bass sees an available female, he attemp ts to corral and herd her to the nest. This behavior is accompanied by rapid color pattern changes to attract her attention. Frequently there is a heated competition for a female between two or more males. Once a male and female are paired off on a nest, egglaying and fertilizing begins. This is preceded by a display and touching ritual of varying lengths. Then, when shes ready, the female shudders and forces eggs out through her vent. The male simultaneously secretes semen, which mixe s with the eggs in the water to fertilize them. Then the eggs settle to the bottom of the nest. Egg-laying and fertilization will last a half hour and News-Sun Friday, November 29, 2013 BSection Sports Page B3 Fishin Around... Don Norton Biology of the bass spawn See BASS, B3 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Connie Dewberry was able to get this shot away, over the outstretched arm of Zada Williams, but Williams would score 23 points in the Lake Wales win. Lake Wales, Williams too much for Lady Devils See DEVILS, B4 Lake Wales39Avon Park27 KATE BRUMBACK Associated PressMARIETTA, Ga. The A tlanta Braves are a step c loser to moving out of d owntown Atlanta, the M ajor League Baseball t eams home for the past 47 y ears. The Cobb County C ommission in suburban A tlanta voted 4-1 Tuesday n ight to approve a new $ 672 million stadium, w hich officials hope to open f or the 2017 season at a site 1 0 miles northwest of the G eorgia capital citys downt own. The vote followed public c omment for and against the d eal, which will require m illions of dollars in public f unds. The project is set to take t he team out of downtown A tlanta for the first time s ince it moved to Georgia f rom Milwaukee in 1966. Commissioners have b een holding town hall m eetings to gather feedback o n the proposal and held an e xtended public comment p eriod at their meeting T uesday night. They voted in favor of t he deal despite calls by a d iverse coalition of citizen g roups for more time. Four of the five commiss ioners, including commiss ion Chair Tim Lee, said t heyd had extensive talks w ith the Braves and felt t hey had enough informat ion to believe this would b e a positive development. Commissioner Lisa C upid was the lone dissenting vote. Cupid said she supports the Braves moving to Cobb County, but thinks the process moved forward too quickly and that she still has some lingering concerns. I cannot in good conscience vote for the MOU, but I do support the Braves being in Cobb County, she said just before the vote. This is a most significant and historic day for our franchise, said Braves President John Schuerholz after the vote, saying he was thrilled how the vote turned out. Mike Plant, the Braves executive vice president of business operations, said the deal couldnt wait if the stadium and entertainment complex are to be completed for the 2017 season. We got to one finish line tonight. We have a new starting line tomorrow, he said. The Braves stunned local leaders and fans just over two weeks ago when they announced their planned move. But Braves executives and Cobb commissioners said planning had been underway for months and wasnt rushed or hasty. The 30-year agreement calls for a mix of reallocating existing property tax revenue and implementing new taxes on business and tourism to pay for the new stadium at the intersection of Interstates 75 and 285. The teams current lease at downtown Turner Field, which is jointly owned by Fulton County and the city of Atlanta, runs through the 2016 season. Those addressing commissioners during a public comment period had mixed opinions. Many supporters of the stadium talked about an expected positive economic benefit, saying the stadium would bring in revenue and attract business to the county. Several held up signs or waved foam tomahawks that have long been a staple at Braves games and wore T-shirts that said Cobb Home of the Braves. Afoundation has been laid for our future success, said Ben Mathis, incoming chair of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. He called the project a perfect public-private partnership that would draw new energy to the county. Yet some speakers spoke out against the propsal under any circumstance, while others said they wanted a delay because they thought the process seemed rushed and lacked transparency. Adiverse coalition of citizen groups argued for more time. Leaders of the Atlanta Tea Party, Common Cause of Georgia and the Sierra Club, among others, had asked for a 60-day delay, saying voters in the suburban county havent had enough time to consider details of the project. Ive been very disappointed in the veil of secrecy and the rush to vote on the deal, Cobb resident Kevin Daniels said. The memorandum of understanding between the county, the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum Exhibit Hall Ga. commissioners approve plan for Braves stadium Photo courtesy of Turner Field, home of the Braves for 17 years, will give way as the team plans to move just outside the city of Atlanta. See BRAVES, B4 By STEVEN WINE Associated PressDAVIE The Miami Dolphinsoffense is underwhelming and underachieving even though they invested heavily in upgrading the unit last offseason. Their yards per play and per game are lower than in 2012. While defense has kept the team in almost every game, the Dolphins are 5-6 and struggling mightily to stay in the race for the final AFC playoff berth. If we lose another game, then were out of the playoffs, center Mike Pouncey said Tuesday. Should the Dolphins fall short, the offense will be the primary culprit. Heading into Sundays road game against the New York Jets, Miami is the only team to score less than 28 points in every game this year. In last weeks 20-16 loss to Carolina, the Dolphins managed only one touchdown and were shut out over the final 31 minutes, with Ryan Tannehills desperatio n 65-yard attempt slipping of f Mike Wallaces hands in th e final seconds. Coach Joe Philbin concedes its hard to win scoring in the high teens and lo w 20s every week. He says the Dolphins have to score more points. That was the goal when Miami went free-agent sho pping last March. But new tight end Dustin Keller and new receiver Brandon Gibson suffered season-ending knee injuries, new tackle Tyson Clabo was briefly benched for poor play, and $60 million receiver Wallace had trouble mes hing with Tannehill. The teams bullying scandal sidelined two other starters, tackle Jonathan Martin and guard Richie Incognito. The result has been a lot of sputtering. Efforts to enliven Miami offense fail


Lunch for Cozs Youth BowlersLAKEPLACID Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and sausage sandwiches will be featured at a food sale Saturday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Lake Placid Do It Best Quality Hardware in the Winn 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.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.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 prizes, 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.LP Elks Hoop ShootLAKEPLACID Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 announces their annual loc al Hoop Shoot on Saturday, Dec. 14, wher e 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 categori es 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 div ision and age category advance through to the Florida District, State, Regional and National competitions. Names of the national winners will be 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.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 England830.727288230 N.Y. Jets560.455186287 Miami560.455229245 Buffalo470.364236273 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis740.636263260 Tennessee560.455250245 Jacksonville290.182142324 Houston290.182199289 North WLTPctPFPA Cincinnati740.636275206 Pittsburgh560.455243256 Baltimore560.455227215 Cleveland470.364203265 West WLTPctPFPA Denver920.818429289 Kansas City920.818270179 San Diego560.455269260 Oakland470.364213269NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Dallas650.545298279 Philadelphia650.545276260 N.Y. Giants470.364213280 Washington380.273252338 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans920.818305196 Carolina830.727258151 Tampa Bay380.273211258 Atlanta290.182227309 North WLTPctPFPA Detroit650.545286277 Chicago650.545303309 Green Bay551.500284265 Minnesota281.227266346 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle1010.909306179 San Francisco740.636274184 Arizona740.636254223 St. Louis560.455266255 ___ Thursdays Games Green Bay at Detroit, late Oakland at Dallas, late Pittsburgh at Baltimore, late Sundays Games Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. New England at Houston, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. Arizona at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Buffalo at Toronto, 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Denver at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Washington, 8:30 p.m. Mondays Game New Orleans at Seattle, 8:40 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston1662346846 Tampa Bay1581317261 Toronto1491296660 Detroit1177296370 Montreal1392286451 Ottawa9114226877 Florida7135195681 Buffalo5191114479 Metropolitan Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh1591317258 Washington12102267268 N.Y. Rangers12120244859 New Jersey9105235058 Carolina9105234967 Philadelphia10112225056 Columbus9123216271 N.Y. Islanders8133196882WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago1744389271 St. Louis1733378250 Colorado1750346945 Minnesota1564346458 Dallas1292266768 Nashville12102265669 Winnipeg11114266976 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim1773378371 San Jose1535357952 Los Angeles1663356753 Phoenix1464328078 Vancouver1295296768 Calgary8114206484 Edmonton7162166589 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesdays Games Dallas 6, Anaheim 3 Wednesdays Games Montreal at Buffalo, late Carolina at New Jersey, late Winnipeg at N.Y. Islanders, late Ottawa at Washington, late Nashville at Columbus, late Boston at Detroit, late Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, late N.Y. Rangers at Florida, late Toronto at Pittsburgh, late Phoenix at Minnesota, late St. Louis at Colorado, late Chicago at Calgary, late Los Angeles at San Jose, late Thursdays Games Vancouver at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Nashville, 8 p.m. Fridays Games Winnipeg at Philadelphia, 11:30 a.m. N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 4 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Islanders, 4 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim, 4 p.m. St. Louis at San Jose, 4 p.m. Montreal at Washington, 5 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Columbus, 7 p.m. Toronto at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Toronto 68.429 Philadelphia69.400.5 Boston 610.3751 Brooklyn410.2862 New York310.2312.5 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 113.786 Atlanta 87.5333.5 Charlotte78.4674.5 Washington68.4295 Orlando 59.3576 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana 131.929 Chicago 67.4626.5 Detroit 68.4297 Cleveland410.2869 Milwaukee211.15410.5WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio131.929 Houston105.6673.5 Dallas 96.6004.5 Memphis77.5006 New Orleans68.4297 Northwest Division WLPctGB Portland132.867 Oklahoma City93.7502.5 Denver 76.5385 Minnesota88.5005.5 Utah 214.12511.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers105.667 Golden State96.6001 Phoenix 77.5002.5 L.A. Lakers78.4673 Sacramento49.3085 ___ Tuesdays Games Washington 116, L.A. Lakers 111 Brooklyn 102, Toronto 100 Orlando 109, Atlanta 92 Golden State 102, New Orleans 101 Wednesdays Games Philadelphia at Orlando, late Indiana at Charlotte, late L.A. Lakers at Brooklyn, late Memphis at Boston, late Miami at Cleveland, late Chicago at Detroit, late Denver at Minnesota, late Atlanta at Houston, late San Antonio at Oklahoma City, late Washington at Milwaukee, late Golden State at Dallas, late Portland at Phoenix, late New York at L.A. Clippers, late Thursdays Games No Games Scheduled Fridays Games Milwaukee at Charlotte, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Orlando, 7 p.m. Miami at Toronto, 7 p.m. Dallas at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Boston, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Houston, 8 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Washington at Indiana, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. New York at Denver, 9 p.m. Phoenix at Utah, 9 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, 10 p.m.MLS CUPSaturday, Dec. 7: Real Salt Lake at Sporting KC, 4 p.m.BASEBALLNational League CHICAGO CUBSAcquired C George Kottaras from Kansas City for a cash consideration. CINCINNATI REDSAgreed to terms with INF-OF Skip Schumaker on a twoyear contract. Designated OF Derrick Robinson for assignment. COLORADO ROCKIESNamed Blake Doyle hitting coach and Eric Young Sr. baserunning/outfield and first base coach. MIAMI MARLINSNamed Mike Berger vice president, assistant general manager and Jeff McAvoy director of pro scouting.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVESTraded F Derrick Williams to Sacramento for F Luc Mbah a Moute.COLLEGEFLORIDA ATLANTICWithdrew the resignation of football coach Carl Pelini and fired him because he failed to timely report certain conduct of a member of his staff. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: 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. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: 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: Boys Basketball vs.Ridge,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Kathleen,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Frostproof,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at McKeel,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.McKeel, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at McKeel,8 p.m.; Girls Soccer at McKeel,6 p.m. N B A S A T U R D A Y 7 : 3 0 p m Chicago at Cleveland . . . . . . . . W G N C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L F R I D A Y 1 : 3 0 p m Old Spice Classic Semifinal. . . . . E S P N 5 : 3 0 p m Old Spice Classic Semifinal . . . . E S P N 2 6 p m NIT Tip-Off Final . . . . . . . . E S P N 7 : 3 0 p m Florida State at Florida . . . . . . E S P N 2 9 : 3 0 p m DirecTV Wooden Legacy Semifinal . E S P N 2 1 1 : 3 0 p m Northwestern vs. UCLA . . . . . . E S P N 2 E N G L I S H P R E M I E R L E A G U E S O C C E R S A T U R D A Y 1 2 : 3 0 p m Newcastle vs. West Bromwich . . . N B C 8 C O L L E G E F O O T B A L L F R I D A Y N o o n Iowa at Nebraska . . . . . . . . . A B C N o o n SMU at Houston . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 2 : 3 0 p m Arkansas at LSU . . . . . . . . . . C B S 3 : 3 0 p m Miami at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . A B C 3 : 3 0 p m Washington State at Washington . . . F O X 8 p m South Florida at UCF . . . . . . . E S P N S A T U R D A Y N o o n Florida State at Florida . . . . . . E S P N N o o n Ohio State at Michigan . . . . . . . A B C N o o n Duke at North Carolina . . . . . . E S P N 2 N o o n Temple at Memphis . . . . . . E S P N e w s 1 2 : 2 1 p m Wake Forest at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . 3 8 1 2 : 3 0 p m Maryland at N.C. State . . . . . . . . 4 4 2 : 3 0 p m Grambling State at Southern . . . . . N B C 3 : 3 0 p m Alabama at Auburn . . . . . . . . C B S 3 : 3 0 p m Georgia at Georgia Tech . . . . . . . A B C 3 : 3 0 p m Penn State at Wisconsin . . . . . . E S P N 3 : 3 0 p m Baylor at TCU . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 7 p m Notre Dame at Stanford . . . . . . . F O X 7 p m Clemson at South Carolina . . . . . E S P N 2 7 : 4 5 p m Texas A&M at Missouri . . . . . . E S P N 8 p m UCLA at USC . . . . . . . . . . . A B C 1 0 : 1 5 p m New Mexico at Boise State . . . . . E S P N 2 Times, games, channels all subject to change B O X I N G F R I D A Y 8 p m Sadam Ali vs. Jay Krupp . . . . . . S U N S A T U R D A Y 1 0 : 1 5 p m Tony Bellew vs. Adonis Stevenson . . . H B O A U T O R A C I N G S A T U R D A Y 1 : 3 0 p m Lucas Oil Off Road Racing . . . . . . C B S G O L F F R I D A Y 2 p m EuroPGA Dunhill Championship . . G O L F S A T U R D A Y 2 p m EuroPGA Dunhill Championship . . G O L F N H L F R I D A Y 1 p m N.Y. Rangers at Boston . . . . . . . N B C 4 p m Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay . . . . . . S U N LIVESPORTSONTV NFL NHL MLS Playoffs Transactions NBA Page B2 News-SunFriday, November 29, 2013


i nclude up to six egg r elease/fertilization s equences. The female leaves the nest s hortly after dropping her e ggs. Then she will mate with a nother male and spawn a gain. Afemale will mate with u p to five different males per s eason. This is natures way of e nsuring a genetic mix and a b etter chance that at least s ome of the females eggs w ill survive to hatch out. After the female leaves t he nest, the male will begin f anning the eggs with his tail t o oxygenate them and to k eep silt from covering t hem. During this fanning perio d, if another rip e female s wims by, the male will a ttempt to herd her to his n est for another spawning e ffort. Just as females may mate w ith multiple males, a male g uarding a nest may mate w ith 3-4 females in a short t ime frame, with eggs from t he different sows mixing t ogether in the nest. Hatching comes 48-72 h ours after the eggs are laid, d epending on water temperat ures (the warmer the water, t he shorter the time until h atching). The fry will hover over t he nest a day or two, then t hey will disperse. When the fry leave, the m ale abandons the nest, and h is role in the spawning c ycle is over until the next s pring. Several natural conditions c an lower spawning success. One of the most detriment al is back-to-back cold f ronts, which can lower w ater temperatures and kill n ewly hatched fry. (Adrop i n water temperature into the h igh 50s is enough to kill f ry.) Also, waves from strong winds will blow eggs from exposed nests, thereby diminishing spawning success. So there you have it! Just remember, our future bass fishing is dependent on live release. If you catch a wallhanger, take some pictures, weigh and measure and return her to spawn again. Lake Jackson Bass Tournament Seven teams showed up last Wednesday for the 21st week in a row. Nick DeSanta won the event with three bass weighing 7.18 pounds. Kyle King took second place with three bass weighing 6.72 pounds and Dwight Ameling finished third with his three bass weighing in at 6.56 pounds. Trails End Fishing Resort Gary Albin of Trails End Fishing Resort reported on a nice bass caught by Joe Berlin last week that weighed 9.45 pounds. Joe was fishing with one of the best bass fishing guides on Lake Istokpoga, Don Hatcher when he caught the lunker. Congratulations Joe. Don Norton is a professional tournament bass fisherman, bass fishing guide, and custom rod builder. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie, and is the owner of a custom rod building company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He is also the owner of REDS II, a full-service fishing tackle store located at 3603 Sebring Parkway, in Sebring, FL. You can reach him at 863-273-4998 or by email at Visit his American Fisherman Facebook page or his website at or stop by the store to see him anytime. Golf Hammock Last Monday, Nov. 25, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points. Don Brewer scored plus 4 to take the lead in A group and Ned Bauer came in second place at even. In B group Fred Latshaw had a plus 6 that was good for first place and Paul Brown II came in second with plus 3. Mike Anselm came in first place in C group with plus 7 and David Mulligan came in second with plus 1. Shorty Crocker came in first place with plus 1 in D group and Ken Granger was at even for second place. In E group Terry Yandle came in first place with plus 5 and in second place was Bobby Culbert with plus 4. Billy Parr scored plus 2 that was good for first place in F group and at even was Dennis Berard in second place. In G group John Robertson came in first place with plus 5 and at plus 3 was Delbert Nelson for second place. In H group Jerry Hodges was even that was good for first place and there was a three way tie for second place between Pete Mezza, Bob Morrison and Ralph Pickering at minus 4. Jerry Patterson scored plus 4 to take first place in I group and Karl Mellor was minus 2 for second place. In J group Dennis Dale scored plus 8 to take first place and there was a tie for second place at plus 1 between Jack Carlton and Billy Ringo. Les Layton scored plus 5 to take the lead in K group and Jim Ruscher came in second place at minus 1. Next Monday, Dec. 2, the Mezza Group will play beginning at 7:45 a.m. We have a very large crowd and request you arrive early to register. Many thanks to Johnny McEachren, Ken Porter and Mike Anselm for the wonderful plaque that was presented to Pete Mezza.Lake June WestA Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, Nov. 21. At Schmeltz, Betty Billau and Joe and Joyce Swartz took first with a 55 and Dick and Norma Denhart teamed with JoAnn McGill, Larry and Chris Heath to card a 58 for second. For closest to the pin, Verna Knishka hit to 32-feet, 5-inches from No. 8 and Doris Weeks to 12-feet, 9-inches from No. 2. The Mens Association played a Best Ball event on Wednesday, Nov. 20, with Joe Swartz, Norm Grubbs, Jack Maginnis, Ed Welch and Bill Bruhle carding a 43 for the win. John Byron, Art Schmultz, Orville Huffman and Larry Heath were next at 46. Norm Grubbs had two of the closest to the pins, getting to 11-feet, 7-inches from No. 4 and to 7-feet, 2-inches from No. 2. Joe Swartz hit to 8feet, 10-inches from No. 8. The Ladies Association played their Monday event on Nov. 25, and Joyce Swartz, Eva Hoffman and Beth Sch shot a 43 for the win, Mary Malone, Betty Kincheloe and Kathy Armstrong were a shot behind at 44 and Virginia Simmons, Betty Bevard and Beryll Hans were one more back at 45. For closest to the pin on the day, Chris Heath hit to 23-feet from No. 4, Margaret Schultz to 5-fee, 6-inches from No. 8 and Doris Weeks to 3-feet, 8-inches from No. 2.SpringLakeOn Tuesday, Nov. 26, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held a 4 Man Team / 2 Best Ball tournament on the Cougar Trail golf course. There were 10 teams, as evenly matched as possible, each team with an A, B, C and D player. It was a beautiful day of golf, played under cloudy and breezy conditions and the competition was fierce. First place went to Gerry Esty, Ken Rohr, Bo Bohanon and Jay Payne, who had a Best 2 Balls score of 118 strokes, equivalent to two scores of 11 under par. Three of these yokels shot net 68 or better on their own ball. Second place was won by Jan Hard, Pat Shatney, Leon Van and Bill Kingshott, with 121 strokes (equivalent to two scores of 10 under). There was a tie for third place at 122 strokes between Bill Lawens, Vern Hoffman, Joe Troia and a Blind and the team of Jim Temple, Jim Hearn, Gale Monda and Bill Schauwecker. We would especially like to send out a Good Job to retired Marine First Sergeant Gale Monda, who shot a net 73 while battling the Big C. Gale put in two tours of Viet Nam for all of us, and on Thanksgiving we should all remember this. The close competition continued with a tie for fifth place at 123 strokes between the teams of Kirby Gann, Gene Hearn, Dave Docherty and a Blind, and that of Gary Behrendt, Bob Rogers, Rick Nelson and Ed Griffith. For the small pot of fifth-place money, a tie breaker went to Ganns team. On another special note, Bob Berg scored his fourth Hole In One at Spring Lake. He did this on the 12th hole of Cougar, playing on a team of duffers led by Ken Kirby. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 29, 2013 Page B3 SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports nov ads; 0 0 0 3 3 3 4 2 AMERICA FIRST A/C; 3.639"; 2"; Black plus three; process, tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 3 3 7 9 RED'S FISHING TACKLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, sports black friday; 0 0 0 3 3 9 9 2 Courtesy photo Joe Berlin with his 9.45pound bass caught on Lake Istokpoga last week with fishing guide Don Hatcher. Continued from B1 Bass spawn ensures a genetic mix


By DOUG FERGUSON Associated PressNAPLES This kind of c onversation was rare five y ears ago on the LPGATour. For starters, it involved V in Scully. So Yeon Ryu was chatting o n the putting green when t he topic of her name came u p. The LPGAmakes sure e veryone pronounces it corr ectly as Yoo. So why is it that Scully r eferred to rookie left-hander H yun-Jin Ryu as REEy oo? Oh, the Dodgerspitcher? H es a really good guy, she s aid. Maybe that can be a n ickname for him. Any relation? No, she replied with a l augh. Ryu is a pretty comm on name in Korea. But w ere good friends. So youre a baseball fan? Oh, yeah. I love the D odgers, she said. Na Yeon Choi, a U.S. W omens Open champion w ho describes herself as shy, c ant stop talking in E nglish, of course about h ow far she has come in six y ears on the LPGA. She recalls her rookie seas on when she could speak o nly enough E nglish to o rder M cDonalds. When I t raveled with m y parents, w e couldnt g o to any r estaurants by o urselves. W e had to go w ith someb ody, she said. There are s o many questions. One day w e went to American restaur ant and just pointed at the f ood. Even then they were l ike, You want appetizer f irst, or soup?It was a very h ard time. Choi spent a year traveli ng with Greg Morrison, a C anadian tutor living in S eoul, practicing English an h our a day without fail. She is comfortable enough n ow that she made a studio a ppearance last year on Golf C hannels Morning Drive. And when her parents are i n town? I can go wherever I w ant, she said with a smile. Any more, its hard to find a South Korean who doesnt s peak English with great p roficiency in pro-ams, in i nterviews, speeches, even w ith other players. That so-called problem of t he LPGATour being taken o ver by South Koreans sure d oesnt seem like one anym ore. In sports, your reputation t oday is a threeto five-year l ag of what was reality back t hen, Commissioner Mike W han said. I think thats o ur case. I hear it all the t ime. Nobody speaks the l anguage. They dont talk to a nybody. They keep their h ead down.Thats 100 perc ent not true. I hope our repu tation in three years is our r eputation from today. B ecause our reputation today i s pretty damn good. Whan said he couldnt w alk onto the practice range w ithout seeing half-dozen t ranslators when he started i n 2010. Now thats rare. Se Ri Pak, the pioneer of w omens golf in South K orea, tried to speak English f rom her rookie season ( crowd make big loud) and e ventually was good enough. As more South Koreans b egan to arrive on tour, Pak u rged them to learn English f or their own sake. The more comfortable t hey were in a new culture, t he better they would perf orm. For years, though, translators became a crutch. Thats changing. Everybody is trying so hard to speak English better, Inbee Park said. They know thats the problem weve had out there. Getting used to the tour, the language has been the most important thing. This younger generation of Korean girls is trying to learn English before coming here. Park moved to America in the sixth grade, first to Florida and then to Las Vegas. Even so, it hasnt always been easy. She faced enormous scrutiny this year after winning three straight majors, and while Park handled every interview magnificently, she revealed Friday during an awards banquet how hard it really was. There were days when the thought of addressing the media overwhelmed me, she said. Imagine yourself in China, standing before a crowd full of Chinese people who are staring at you, and you had to make a speech in Chinese. Thats how I felt. It makes the effort all that more impressive. Juli Inkster has been on the LPGA Tour for 30 years and has seen the transformation of the first truly global tour in golf. Lately, she has embraced it. Ask just about any South Korean for a list of their favorite Americans and Inksters name will be somewhere near the top. For Choi, one of her best memories is the day Inkster walked up to her and asked to play a practice round. Inkster mingles with them as easily as she once did with good friends Pat Hurst, Meg Mallon and Dottie Pepper. Ive gone out of my way to get to know them, get to know what makes them tick, Inkster said. What we need is to get this across on TVmore, to get more of our fans American fans to get to know these girls. Theres a lot of great personalities. Some of them are my good friends. Theyre funny. And theyre very good. Ryu, another U.S. Womens Open champion, has been the most impressive picking up the language, and it shows. There is a comfort level with Ryu thats obvious as she walks down the range, through an autograph line, in front of a camera. The smile rarely leaves her. She learned mainly by watching dramas CSI and Gossip Girl are her favorites and by reading interviews of other players. Ryu says the Koreans will speak English when theyre with their caddies or out with other American players so no one feels left out. Page B4 News-SunFriday, November 29, 2013 RACE-THRU KWIK LUBE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; sports, no chg tv incl; 0 0 0 3 3 3 4 4 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 11/29/13; 0 0 0 3 3 7 8 5 a free throw, Connie Dewberry scored on a fast break and went 3-4 at the line and Avon Park found itself in the lead at 13-12 with 2:05 left in the half. It would be, however, the only lead they would hold the rest of the game. Zada Williams scored four straight points, though Jones would hit a pair of free throws. And Williams and Brittany Brooks then hit jumpers surrounding a Brianna Roque inside score to make it a 20-17 margin at the half. Then, much like the first quarter, the third saw little production from the Avon Park offense, netting just four points in the eight minutes. Those would come from a Jones jumper and a long two from Dewberry, but Williams would score 10 points of her own in the frame, along with a Dunn score, to push it to a 32-21 lead heading into the fourth. It would go back and forth some over the final minutes, but the lead wouldnt be cut into. Dewberry had a score, as did Roque, and Tametia Brown took an assist from Dewberry for an inside bucket that would close out the scoring. We just werent consistent with our play, just like at Sebring, Daley said. The first half of that game, like the second quarter tonight, we played great and saw we could play with them. But were young, and its a process that we have to go through. Now 2-5 on the season, the Lady Devils took a break to relax and enjoy the holiday before getting back into the process next week. Avon Park next takes the court Thursday with a home date against District 9-4A leader McKeel. Continued from B1 Dan Hoehne/News-Su n Toryana Jones dishes off an assist in the early going of Avon Parks loss to Lake Wales Tuesday night at home. Devils still search for consistency Authority and the Braves that was voted on by the commission calls for $300 million in upfront taxpayer support for the stadium. The payment would come from existing property taxes that now pay off debt for park projects and from lodging taxes, a rental car tax and levies on business in a special commercial district around the stadium site. The Bravesinitial contribution to the project would be $280 million. The remaining $92 million would come from debt the county assigns to the team, bringing the Braves share to $372 million, or 55 percent of the total. The Braves have promised to cover construction cost overruns. But the team also reserves the right to reduce the total cost of the project by $50 million, absorbing all the savings without reducing th e public contribution. The total $672 million construction estimate does not include stadium maintenance and capital improvements, which the team and the county would share ove r the 30-year agreement. Continued from B1 Braves planning on move to Cobb County LPGAs Koreans making statement Se Ri Pak LPGAgolferThere were days when the thought of addressing the media overwhelmed me.


Special to the News-SunSEBRING Whether your l oved one passed away r ecently or it has been years, t he holidays are typically a t ime when feelings of sadn ess and anxiety can surface o r increase. Cornerstone Hospice and P alliative Care plans a C elebration of Life at 1 p.m. W ednesday, Dec. 4 at First P resbyterian Church, 319 P oinsettia Ave. in Sebring, in h opes of nourishing the heart a nd easing the sharp edges o f grief. The anticipation of k nowing your loved one will n ot be with you during your t raditional holiday celebrat ions can cause sadness and a nxiety, said Sam Gray, M S, LMHC and Cornerstone Hospice bereavement counselor. By celebrating a loved one at this time, attendees will address the feelings of loss they may be experiencing while honoring and affirming the importance their loved ones have in their lives. Gray says the holidays can be difficult even for people who suffered loss years ago because the shock of the loved ones death has worn off and yet the normalcy and comfort associated with previous holidays is not there. There is a tendency to push away feelings of sorrow when, in fact, authenticating your grief with others even strangers can bring healing and light into the holidays, Gray said. The Celebration of Life will include music, words of comfort and prayer, and information about Cornerstone Hospices Bereavement Programs, which are free to the Highlands County community. Light refreshments will be served. To confirm your attendance at the Dec. 4 Celebration of Life or to obtain more information about Cornerstone Hospices Bereavement Programs, contact Peggy Sredl at 1-888728-6234. Community outreach events plannedAce Homecare has scheduled the following community outreach events next week: Tuesday 10 a.m., health fair, Change of Pace (Sebring). Wednesday 1 p.m., health fair, Pine Key Estates (Sebring). Thursday 2:30 p.m., health fair, Castle Hill Apartments (Avon Park). All programs are free of charge and are open to the public. For more information, call ACE Homecare at 385-7058. Comprehensive Homecare plans the following community outreach events next week: Monday 8 a.m., health fair, Brookside Bluffs, State Road 17, Zolfo Springs; 10 a.m., health fair, Chatham Pointe, Stenstom Road, Wauchula; 1 p.m., caregivers support group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Tuesday 9 a.m., health fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring; 10:30 a.m., health fair, Fair Havens Apartments, Spinks Road, Sebring; 1 p.m. health fair, Briarwood Apartments, Avon Park. Wednesday 8 a.m., health fair, Villa Del Sol, behind Winn Dixie, U.S. 27, Avon Park; 9 a.m., health fair, Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street, Avon Park. Thursday 9 a.m., Lake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid; 10:30 a.m., caregivers support group, Balmoral Assisted Living Facility, 93 Balmoral Road., County Road 621, Lake Placid. Friday 8 a.m., health fair, Sebring Village, Schumacher Road, Sebring; 10 a.m., health fair, New Concepts off of U.S. 27, Sebring.New Stroke Recovery Group meetsSEBRING The new self-help group for people in the community who have had a stroke and are living with the effects will meet from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road. The lecture this month will be Dr. Joni Jones from Sebring Foot Care. The doctor will be speaking about Podiatry Care and Insurance Coverage for Foot Care. Sebring Foot Care is a full podiatry practice and all insurances taken. The group will meeting again Tuesday, Dec. 17 for group therapy. The third Tuesdays are reserved for movement therapy. Therapists adapted to working with people affected from stroke will take the group through different techniques of exercises depending on their ability to participate. Guests will be Tim Wheaton, massage therapist and certified personal trainer from Heal by Touch, Sebring. To be on the email list for notification of the meetings and guest speakers, call HALLO at 385-1196; email; or write H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL 33872. Visit the website,,and like the organization on Facebook at Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization.White House welcomes review of health law dispute WASHINGTON (AP) The White House is welcom ing the Supreme Court's decision to referee another dispute over President Barack Obamas health care law. It involves a provision that requires most compani es that offer health insurance t o their workers to include contraception among a range of preventive health benefits. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the admini stration believes the justices will agree that the mandate is lawful and essential to womens health. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 29, 2013 Page B5 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living tv incl; 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 7 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; nov ads p/u; 0 0 0 3 3 3 4 0 BROWN, JEN; 3.639"; 2"; Black; tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 3 3 8 2 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sharon hoover; 0 0 0 3 3 8 7 6 SFSC-COMMUNITY RELATIONS; 3.639"; 8"; Black plus three; process, main A tag ad; 0 0 0 3 3 9 9 9 Healthy Living DearPharmacist: I h eard your lecture on free The Gluten Summit last w eek and was shocked to f ind out I take gluten every d ay in my medicine, and I m a Celiac. Can you write m ore about this food addit ive? P.M., Austin, Texas Answer: Being gluten f ree myself (by choice), I a m frustrated with you. If y ou were going to eat g luten by choice, you w ouldve eating the stuffing r ight?! Its hard to exercise t he necessary self restraint t o pass up pies, bagels, b read, and traditional pasta, a nd some of you have to b ecause ofyour condition. I wish pharmaceutical comp anies would post their s ources for ingredients, but t his isnt required yet. You h ave to do the digging. Medications are always g luten free. Its the hidden s ources of gluten that prese nt the biggest challenge f or Celiacs and those with g luten sensitivity. No one c an fully digest this protein s o that makes us all technic ally sensitive to some d egree. Gluten may be f ound in the excipient w hich is an inactive ingred ient used to absorb water, a llow for disintegration and r elease of the the ingredie nts and lubricate the mixt ure. These binders and f illers may be sourced from v arious ingredients. Here a re my key points. Point No. 1: The word starch is questionable so c all the manufacturer and a sk if it came from wheat. M altodextran may be e xtracted from wheat, corn, p otato or rice. You have to f ind out. Dextrimaltose may b e from barley malt. P regelatinized starch is a nother potential source of g luten depending on the s ource. Dextrose is a sugar d erived from corn, so it is g luten free. Sugar alcohols l ike xylitol are gluten free. G lycerin, lactose and cellul ose are also gluten free. T here are dozens more, so I ve created a big list to h elp you check your vitam in labels and medications a nd learn what ingredients a re gluten free, which are endocrine disruptors, which are derived from petroleum, and which come from bug juice, yes some do! I also posted a big list of gluten free medications. Visitwww.DearPharmacist. com Point No. 2: Even ifyour medication and all the excipients are gluten free, makers have the ability to change the ingredient list without advertising this. You need to constantly check the label, or contact the manufacturer. Point No. 3: Lets say you have a brand that is 100 percent gluten free, then one day, you switch to generic to save money. You may suddenly be ingesting gluten without realizing because the FDAdoes not require generic makers to match up the excipients, they only require them to match up the active ingredient (the drug portion).Im all for generics to save you money, I just want you to check the inactive ingredient list before switching. There are usually several generic makers of one brand drug, so dont give up if the first generic maker uses gluten, keep investigating. Look at the Patient Package Insert or go online, if that doesnt help, contact the manufacturer directly. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Gluten is everywhere, including medication, but can be avoided Glenn Koenig/Los Angeles Times/MCT There are hundreds upon hundreds of products available, including King Arthur Gluten-free Flour, as well as a growing number of restaurants willing to accommodate diners who avoid gluten. Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Snapshots Cornerstone Hospice provides special time to honor loved ones


Page B6 News-SunFriday, November 29, 2013 CENTRAL FLORIDA HEARING; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main A black Friday; 0 0 0 3 3 9 8 8 While some stores have had h oliday decorations up since H alloween, the more traditional o f us will be thinking of decor ating now that we are full of t he turkey and other goodies of T hanksgiving. The lights and l adders will come out and t ransform our night streets into a wonderland of Christmas. No o ne wants to be one of the half m illion each year who fall f rom ladders and are injured s eriously enough to be seen in E Rs and doctors offices. Staying safe while using a ladder is f ollowing a few simple common sense r ules. Make sure all parts of the ladder a re in working order and all bolts and s crews are tight. This is one time when m aking a duct tape repair is not a good i dea. All ladders have load ratings (your w eight plus the weight of the lights or o ther decorations). Acommercial-mediu m ladder can hold 225 pounds. An i ndustrial heavy ladder can hold up to 2 50 pounds and an industrial extra h eavy ladder can hold up to 300 pounds o f weight. Use the right height ladder as y ou consider your project. You will need a few feet in height more than the height y ou want to reach. The top standing step s hould be at least two steps from the t op. Make sure there are no tree limbs, e lectric lines or other obstructions where y ou are using the ladder. Set the feet on f irm level ground. Set the ladder one f oot away from the building for each f our feet of height. When hanging lights on a ladder, do n ot lean over to the right or left. Do not t ry to walk the ladder to the next area. N ever stand on the top step. It is faster i n the long run to get down and move t he ladder. Wear non-skid shoes and m ake sure your shoe laces and pants c uffs will not trip you up as you climb. R emember short cuts lead to emergency room trips and are more time consuming in the long run than doing it the right way. If you are wobbly while walking, help decorate by untangling lights, hanging door wreaths or other ground level activities. Even at ground level there are a few hazards to be aware of. As you shop, watch out for parking bumpers. They are so low to the ground; they often go unnoticed until one trips you up. Dont carry so many packages that you cannot see where you are going. Non-skid shoes are a good idea at ground level, especially if it has been raining. At home, make sure that cords for Christmas trees and other decorations are out of high traffic areas. Nightlights are always a good idea, but especially if you are visiting in an unfamiliar house. If you have grab bars at home, consider traveling with some of the portable grab bars that adhere to walls with suction. These are especially useful in the bathroom. If you have a lot of near falls, you may want to talk to your doctor about a balance program. These are taught by physical therapists and paid for by Medicare. Above all have a safe and joyous holiday. Dr. Diana D. Carr treats patients at The Hand & Shoulder Specialists offering specialty care close to home with a concentration on healing shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems. She is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Carrs long list of achievements include being an Orthopaedic Surgeon certified as a hand specialist. For more information, visit or call 382-7777. Time to decorate for the holidays ... without killing yourself Healthy Living Guest Column Dr. Diana Carr Metro Use caution when climbing a ladder to hang holiday decorations, especially outside when you are climbing even higher. But even hanging decorations indoors offers dangers. WASHINGTON (AP) The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNAtes t kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science. In a warning letter posted online Monday, FDAregulators say that the Silicon Valley company has not shown that its tests are safe or effective despite more than 14 face-to-face and teleconference meetings and hundreds of email exchanges. The agency orders 23andMe to stop marketing its test immediately, warning that erroneous results could cause customers to seek unnecessary or ineffective medical care. 23andMes saliva-based test kit, launched more than 5 years ago, claims to tell customers if they are at risk for more than 250 diseases and health conditions. The FDAsays only medical tests that have been cleared by th e government are permitted t o make such claims. The letter follows years o f back-and-forth between the government and 23andMe, the most visible company among a new field of startups selling personal genetic information. The spread of consumer-marketed DNA tests has troubled doctors and health officials who worry that the products are built on flimsy science. Feds halt sale of genetic tests

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Page B8 News-SunFriday, November 29, 2013 P l a c e s t o W o r s h i p i s a p a i d a d v e r t i s e m e n t i n t h e N e w s S u n t h a t i s p u b l i s h e d F r i d a y a n d S u n d a y T o f i n d o u t m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o n h o w t o p l a c e a l i s t i n g i n t h i s d i r e c t o r y c a l l t h e N e w s S u n a t 3 8 5 6 1 5 5 e x t 5 9 6 A N G L I C A N N e w L i f e A n g l i c a n F e l l o w s h i p 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.A S S E M B L Y O F G O D C h r i s t F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h ( A s s e m b l y o f G o d ) 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. F i r s t A s s e m b l y o f G o d 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.B A P T I S T A v o n P a r k L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. B e t h a n y B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to or call the church office at 863-452-1136. F a i t h M i s s i o n a r y B a p t i s t C h u r c h off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. F e l l o w s h i p B a p t i s t C h u r c h 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 4534256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow; Web site, www.apfellow F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f A v o n P a r k 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of music. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the website at In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e J o s e p h i n e 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e P l a c i d Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: Email: Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L o r i d a located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h S e b r i n g 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website F l o r i d a A v e n u e B a p t i s t C h u r c h 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. I n d e p e n d e n t B a p t i s t C h u r c h 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, missionminded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L e i s u r e L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 6990671 for more information. M a r a n a t h a B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. P a r k w a y F r e e W i l l B a p t i s t C h u r c h 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-theMonth-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S p a r t a R o a d B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 4400 Sparta Road. 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 A von Park Christian Church AVON PARK As everyone is i n the full swing of the Christmas s eason, we are called to remember t he real reason for this season. The c ongregation will be decking the h alls at 9 a.m. Saturday. Feel free t o help as the group prepares the c hurch for the Christmas season. The annual Ladies Christmas b runch will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. C ontact the church office if you p lan to attend. Avon Park Christian Church is at 1 016 W. Camphor St. (behind the W ells Fargo Bank). Call 453-5334 o r email w ith any questions or to request i nformation. The church website is w Christ Lutheran Church AVON PARK This is the first S unday in Advent. Pastor Scott M cLean will preach a sermon titled Morning People. Wednesday E vening Advent Celebration is at 6 p .m. for supper and 7 p.m. for prayer service. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east of the Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Call 471-2663 or visit Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced. The keynote is from Galaians 6:7, Be not deceived; God is not mocked. The church is at 154 N. Franklin St.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Some Things Are Final at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the Book of John. Church of the BrethrenSEBRING On Sunday, the first Sunday of Advent, Pastor Dave Smalley will preach from Matthew 24:36-44. The title of his sermon will be Today and Infinite Tomorrows. Louise Bohrer and Larry Weise will teach Sunday school, working on stories taken from the Messenger. For information, call 385-1597.Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING For the first Sunday of Advent, Pastor Cecil Hess will preach on Immanuel God with Us. Special music will be sung by the choir and soloist Mina West. The church meets in the clubhouse for worship on U.S. 27, four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. Call 382-1737.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the sermon, From Blessed Promise to Blessed Savior, with scripture from Matthew 1:1-17 on Sunday. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit Baptist ChurchLAKE PLACID This Sunday, Pastor Bill Cole will preach Do You Hear What I Hear? from 2 Corinthians 9:15. Sunday evening, he will preach The Reason for the Season from John 1. The church is at 660 Holmes Ave. To listen to Faith Baptist sermons or for more information, visit the website at or call the church office at 465-0060.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday, the church celebrates First Sunday of Advent. Guest Pastor Tony Douches will be delivering his sermon titled, What Time Is It? Advent Services are being held on Wednesdays, with dinner at 5:3 0 p.m. by the LWMLand service starting at 6:30 p.m. The Midweek Advent theme is The Bright Star of Bethlehem: Star of Creation. L.I.F.T. (Ladies In Faith/Fellowship Together) will b e a new study at 1 p.m. Thursday. The study called Do Over: Experience New Life In Christ. This study is in the book of Romans and studies Hope, Forgiveness, Love, Change, Renewal and Faith. This first wee k, the group will study Romans 1:16 17; 2:5-11; 3:9-12, the topic is A Problem You Cant Solve and study is on Hope. Any woman is encourage to attend any Thursday The movie Finding Faith will Religion RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring, FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Continued on B10 Church News


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 29, 2013 Page B9 E P I S C O P A L S t A g n e s E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church office 385-7649, for more information. S t F r a n c i s o f A s s i s i A n g l i c a n E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Worship: Sunday, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Bible study at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Communion with Healing. Call the thrift store for hours open 699-0221.E V A N G E L I C A L F R E E C H U R C H O F A M E R I C A T h e C h u r c h o f t h e W a y E F C A 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Office Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ Web site: G R A C E B R E T H R E N G r a c e B r e t h r e n C h u r c h 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, primetimers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and AfterSchool Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at .I N D E P E N D E N T F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.I N T E R D E N O M I N A T I O N A L W o r l d H a r v e s t a n d R e s t o r a t i o n M i n i s t r i e s (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. L U T H E R A N A t o n e m e n t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( E L C A ) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leader every Sunday for the next two months. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the first Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the first Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and sandals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. C h r i s t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h A v o n P a r k L C M S 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see F a i t h L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring; Church phone: 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 Lane Loman to lead revival AVON PARK Lane Loman, o f Loman Ministries and The L ights of Spiritual Guidance r adio ministry, will lead a revival i n Avon Park from Sunday to W ednesday, Dec. 1-4, at Avon P ark Church of the Nazarene. R ev. Loman is a nationally k nown evangelist, following in t he footsteps of his father, Dr. J. H arold Loman. Services will be at 10:45 a.m. a nd 6 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. M onday, and 7 p.m. Tuesday and W ednesday. Special music will r ound out each evening. The c hurch at 707 W. Main St., i nvites the community to attend. Sale planned at church SEBRING Ahuge yard sale w ill be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. S aturday, Dec. 7 at Crossroads F ellowship Church. The church is a t 605 State Road 66.Monday Night of Prophesy setSEBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum from The Church of the Way, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, will present the monthly Monday night prophesy at Homers Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2. He takes the current events happening around the world, especially the mid-east and relates them to biblical prophecy.Classical Christmas comes to First BaptistSEBRING Its a classical Christmas at First Baptist Church Sebring at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8. The Worship Choir will be featuring the Sebring High School Choir in concert. Imagine, 100-plus people blending their voices as the orchestra accompanies them. This is a free concert, but it is a ticketed event. Call 385-5154 for information or come by the office at 200 E. Center Ave. to pick up tickets from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:30-4:30 p.m. beginning Monday. Any donations will go towards the Sebring High School Choir Fund.Grace Harmony presents Homecoming ConcertSEBRING Sunday at 6:30 p.m. help welcome home Mike and Sue Filisky, aka Grace Harmony. They have been Spreading the Sonshine of Gods Word throughout the United States all summer long. EPIC Youth Group meets at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Eastside Christian Church is at 101 Peace Ave., two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621. The phone number is 465-7065.L.I.F.T. starts new studySEBRING L.I.F.T. Ladies In Faith/Fellowship Together willstart a new study at 1 p.m. Thursday. The study is called Do Over: Experience New Life In Christ. This study is in the book of Romans and studies hope, forgiveness, love, change, renewal and faith. This first week will look at Romans 1:16-17; 2:5-11; 3:9-12, the topic is AProblem You Cant Solve and the study is on hope. This is a six-week study. There is no homework to the study, only reading before the class or reading after the class. Discuss is the main point. The study meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Any woman is encourage to attend any Thursday. Religion Snapshots Courtesy pho to Lane Loman, of Loman Ministries and The Lights of Spiritual Guidance radio ministry, will lead a revival in Avon Park from Sunday to Wednesday, Dec. 1-4, at Avon Park Church of the Nazarene.


be shown at the church Saturday, Dec. 7. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Anyone with young tweens, teens or young adults who tweet, IM, Facebook or are online is encouraged to attend this movie. This will help educate youth to the reality of the world of what can happen if they are not texting someone of their age. Erik Estrada will be present for pictures and autographs.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Doctor Howard Leman will be preaching the morning service The Christmas Hanging of the Green service will be held Sunday evening at 6 p.m. Nursery is available for the morning and evening services. The Church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information call 863-453-6681 or email Christian ChurchSEBRING The pastors sermon on this first Sunday in Advent will be An Angel Appears to Joseph from Matthew 1:18-22. Assisting during the Communion service will be Elders Lynne Warman and Diane Beidler, and servers Marla Null, Roger Sands and Fran Goff. Greeting the congregation will be Terry Ducar. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is titled Your Redemption Draws Near based on Luke 21:2528. This is the first Sunday of Advent. The congregation will participate in a candle lighting ceremony titled We Wait in Hope. Adifferent family each Sunday will recite a selected reading and light the appropriate Advent candle. The choirs anthem will be Watchman, Tell Us of the Night. This is the last Sunday that the Womens Ministries will sell tickets to their Christmas luncheon on Dec. 7 before and after worship service. In the adult Sunday school class, Pastor Johnson is now teaching from the denominational quarterly and will begin a new unit today. ACongregational Meeting will be held immediately after worship service to vote on the 2013-2014 budget and elect officers. The Womens Ministries has two Christmas projects. On Dec. 1 and Dec. 7 they will be collecting toys, clothing for children and non-perishable food for the Church Service Center. A Christmas stocking tree will be in the Narthex and money collected will go to Samaritans Touch in Sebring. At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Pastor Bob Johnson will lead Bible study on the book What is Discipleship? The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrand Street). For questions, call 4533242 or check the website at, or on the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce website, Click on the Chamber for Good logo or tab.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Rev. Darrell A. Peer will preach on Jesus, the Messiah on Sunday. The Womens Ministries Christmas luncheon will be at noon Saturday, Dec. 7 at Michaels Restaurant. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850107.First United Methodist Church of Sebring SEBRING Rev. A.C. Bryant will continue with Acts for his sermon. The service of Holy Communion will be observed and the Jubilee Ringers will be the special music. Aretirement pot-luck luncheon will be held following the services on Sunday for the pastor and his wife. The United Methodist Women will hold a Christmas Tea on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Listen Live on WITS-AM 1340 each Sunday to hear the worship service. The church is downtown at 126 South Pine St. Call the church office for information at 385-5184.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon on Sunday will be Born to be Wild with scripture from Phlippians 4:4-13. The service will include: Down From His Glory by Dick Swenson, and Sweet Little Jesus Boy by Flossi Moore. Wednesday night supper will be served by Brabra Kelly. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Call 3149693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Tim Haas will preach on The Expected Visitor on Sunday. This message is about the second coming of Christ. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. For information, call 465-2422.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles sermon is titled The Mountain of the Lord based on Isaiah 2:1-6. New Beginnings Church of Sebring is a Bible-oriented, non-denominational church. There is a blended service with contemporary and traditional music. Holy Communion is celebrated monthly and is open to all who believe the bread and wine are the true body and blood of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ given and shed for the forgiveness of sins. The churchs present location is The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. For more information, call 8352405.New Life Lutheran Church (ELS)SEBRING Pastor Luke Willitz will preach Are You Ready? from Matthew 24:37-44 on Sunday. Visit the church website at The church is at 3725 Hammock Road. Parkway Free Will Bapti st Church SEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson is JesusBirth Foretold, taken from Luke 1:26-40 (KJFV). Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the messages. Wednesday evening Bible study continues in Colossians. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 3823552 or 273-9819.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Ronald DeGenaro Jr will bring the message Ar e You Ready? with scripture reading from Matthew 24:36-44. St. John Spaghetti Dinner will be Tuesday with seating at 4, 5, and 6 p.m.; take ou ts are available. Cost per ticke t is $8. United Methodist Women Cookie Exchange begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in the fellowship hall.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The pastors sermon isBehold, I Send My Messenger. After the Sunday service the church will dedicate the renovated steeple in memory of Bill Eriksson. The church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. Page B10 News-SunFriday, November 29, 2013 Bulb Bin; 1.736"; 2"; Black; no chg tv incl; 0 0 0 3 3 3 4 6 SHAMBLIN, SHIRLEY; 9.347"; 2"; Black; main A; 0 0 0 3 3 4 3 9 wild game; 5.542"; 5"; Black; lp rotary wild game dinner; 0 0 0 3 3 5 5 5 Continued from B8 Religion Church News Tommy was a little boy w ho always went to wors hip with his mother. As a r ule, Tommy did not pay p articularly close attention t o the sermon. One Sunday, h owever, he was more a ttentive than usual. He list ened closely as the preache r taught about creation, t he origin of Adam, and h ow Eve was created from a rib taken from Adams s ide. After worship was over, T ommy felt a pain in his s ide but told no one. Later i n the week, the pain came b ack, but it came back more s eriously this time. Tommy w ent running into the house t o his mother with both h ands clasped against his s ide. Oh, Mama! he cried, Ive got a pain in my side. D o you think Im going to h ave a wife, too? Children are incredible p eople and say some of the m ost amazing things. Art L inkletter used to have a t elevision show that prof iled children and the many f unny things they would s ay. The show was so popul ar because it took kids in n ormal settings and allowed u s to share in the joy and h umor that can only be gene rated from the innocence o f children. Jesus taught about the i nnocence of children and i nstructed us to be like t hem. In Matthew 18:1, J esusdisciples came to H im asking, Who is the g reatest in the kingdom of heaven? Jesus answered them in verses 2-4 by calling to a little child and having him stand in the midst of the disciples. Jesus then said, I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Jesus knew the value of innocence and urged us to value it, as well. God wants us to be like children loving, trusting, and obedient. If we demonstrate these qualities as we follow Christ, then we will be counted as the greatest among all children, for we will be children of God. Kevins Komments is written by Kevin Patterson and presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway. Find it on the Internet at, or e-mail Who is the greatest? Why were only t wo people expecti ng Jesus, the M essiah? Hi, my name is P astor Reinhold B uxbaum from The C hurch of the Way, a nd I would like a w ord with you. Where was the r eligious communit y? What about the g overnment leaders hip? What about the comm on folks? Really? Nobody w as looking for the r edeemer except two people b y the name of Simeon and A nna? (Luke 2) That makes me wonder h ow many people will be l ooking for Jesus at his r eturn? That is the question J esus had for the disciples: ... when the Son of Man c omes, will he find faith on e arth? (Luke 18:8 NIV). J esus was right, of course, b ecause we see much more d oubt than faith. Where is t he promise of his coming? ( 2 Peter 3:4 KJ) After all, it h as been 2,000 years, right? Do you know that the b ible mentions faith 236 t imes? Without faith it is i mpossible to please him. ( Hebrews 11:6 KJ) In spite o f the fact that the bible g ives us literally hundreds o f passages of the second c oming, people still doubt. But here is something e ven more fantastic. The b ible makes it clear that s even years before his seco nd coming Jesus will catch t he true Christians away f rom this earth. Jesus promi ses to spare us from the s even years of tribulation. H ere is what the bible tells u s: For the Lord himself w ill come down from the h eaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. (1 Thess. 4:16-17 NIV). Does that sound too fantastic to be true? Thats where faith comes in! Faith in Jesus and faith in the bible, Gods Word. Since all the biblical prophecies about Jesus first coming came true, some 300 of them, is it really too hard to believe that all the prophecies about his second coming will come true? And there are more biblical prophecies about the second coming than the first coming. This Christmas as we celebrate the first coming of our Messiah, Savior, the Lord Jesus, why not study the scriptures about his second coming. You know, I believe that we are very close to its prophetic fulfillment. So what about it? Are you a person of faith? Not just any faith, but faith in Jesus and his word? Yes, the stage is set for our rapture. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor of The Church of the Way. He teaches An Evening in Bible Prophecy at Homers Restaurant every first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Who expected Jesus? r Kevins Komments Kevin Patterson Guest Column Reinhold Buxbaum


DearAbby: My fiancee a nd I are getting married next s ummer. Last summer, my c losest friend a woman w as murdered. Her husband w as charged with the crime. B oth of them were to be a p art of the wedding party. T he husband, Frank, was to b e my best man. Im at a loss about how to d eal with this. I cant believe t hat Frank is guilty, but the t rial isnt likely to be finished b y the date of the wedding. H owever, he is likely to be o ut on bail. Frank has been one of my c losest friends for many y ears, and I dont want to a bandon him, but his prese nce would unnerve many of t he guests who know about t his. My fiancee and I are c oncerned that having him t here would make our wedd ing the one where the a ccused murderer showed u p. Do I include him? Should h e maintain his place as my b est man? If not, how do I r escind his invitation? Unsure in Canada DearUnsure: Considering t he notoriety that now surr ounds Frank, he should not b e your best man. His prese nce at the altar would dist ract from the bride, who is s upposed to be the center of a ttention. This is the No. 1 n o-no at weddings. However, I dont think you should r escind your friends invitat ion to attend the wedding because he is innocent until proven guilty. DearAbby: My girlfriend of six years spends weekends at my house where she has her own room with her clothing and personal things. Wanting her to be comfortable here, I have bought her some robes, PJs, slippers, etc. to use when shes here. One thing she never seems to have is underwear. She has even borrowed mine on occasion. So I shopped online and put a dozen pair in her dresser drawer. I know her size, style and color preference, so I thought I might be the best boyfriend ever for doing it. Oddly enough, she made no comment. And when I asked, she said, What kind of boyfriend does that? Its SOOO weird. Abby, I was crushed. Did I go too far? Please tell me Im not weird. Dismayed in Dunkirk, N.Y. DearDismayed: Youre not weird. You are a giver, and it is a trait that should be appreciated. You did not deserve the putdown. Many women would have been touched by your thoughtfulness. I dont know what kind of men your girlfriend has had in her life before you came along, but it seems they didnt spoil her the way youre trying to. 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. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 29, 2013 Page B11 Solution, B10 Diversions/Puzzles By JESSICAHERNDON APFilm WriterInstead of the bygone d amsels in distress yes w ere talking about you C inderella, Snow White and S leeping Beauty the f emale royals of Frozen, D isneys latest animated w onder, are feisty, forward a nd independent. Strong female leads are f itting, as Frozen marks t he first time a female has o ccupied the directors chair i n the 76 years of Disney a nimation features. Jennifer L ee, who wrote Disneys Wreck-It Ralph, as well as t he screenplay for Frozen, c o-directed the icy 3-D a dventure with Disney vetera n Chris Buck (Tarzan). Inspired by the 19th cent ury fairytale, The Snow Q ueen, by Hans Christian A ndersen, Frozen marks a nother Disney film moderni zing one of the Danish a uthors stories. The Little M ermaid also adapted an A ndersen fable. Eight new songs, by K risten Anderson-Lopez and R obert Lopez, work well w hen paired with the stunn ing visuals. But none really s hine with classic tour de f orce like a Can You Feel t he Love Tonight and i ts been too long since weve had a big Disneystimulated hit. But the overall message more than makes up for the films pitfalls. Rich in magic, perils and family ties, Frozen encourages us to embrace our fears, overthrow our inhibitions and find the true meaning of love. Set in the kingdom of Arendelle, sisters Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell) are best friends who love to play in the snow. Luckily big sis Elsa can create ice and snow with her bare hands. When Elsa accidently zaps her sister with her sorcery during playtime, Anna is almost killed. Since their daughter cant control her power, the king and queen send Elsa to her room and isolate her from her sister. But the girls are left alone when their parents die in a shipwreck. Dauntless optimist Anna tries, for years, to get her sister to come out of her room. Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Anna sings. But Elsa, afraid of hurting her sister again, remains locked away. That is until she turns 18 and is now fit to be queen. On her sisters coronation day, Anna is excited to finally have a house full of people. She even plans to keep her eyes peeled for the possible swoon-worthy suitor. Like clockwork, he comes in the form of the handsome Prince Hans of the Southern Isles (Santino Fontana). Anna falls instantly and the two become engaged. Annas impulsive behavior enrages her big sister, which results in Elsa freezing the kingdom. Disgusted with the continued lack of control over her sorcery, Elsa flees up the mountain and builds her own ice palace. On a quest to bring her sister back, Anna teams with the uncouth, ice-selling Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), who has a lovable pet reindeer named Sven. Anna is able to convince Kristoff that if he helps her up the mountain, summer will return and hell be back in the ice business. She hooks him further when she saves them from a pack of wolves. Soon we meet an adorable snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad) who offers cute and cuddly comic relief at just the right times. When they reach Elsa, Anna is unable to coax her into returning to the kingdom. In a fit of rage, Elsa hits her sister with her powers once more and thus begins the race against time before Annas heart freezes over. Only the act of true love can thaw her. Anna and Kristoffs flirtation, while engaging, could stand to be a bit more rapturous. But when Kristoff teases Anna about getting engaged to Prince Hans just after theyd met, you cant help but love him and love him for her. Cheers to Frozen for that message: Finally a tale for gals about love as a journey and not just something meant to save the princess (or damsel) from her unfortunate circumstance. Courtesy Disney/MCT Disneys animated Frozen is a 3-D adaptation of Hans Christian Andersons fairy tale The Snow Queen. Murder in the wedding party throws plans into question Dear Abby Disney royals gain boost in Frozen Movie Review Frozen Rating: PG (some action and mild rude humor) Running time: 108 minutes Review: (of 4)


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