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Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 O nline: 099099401007 N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, December 15, 2013 Volume 94/Number 149 | 75 cents www.newssun .com Arts & EntertainmentB5 Business A8 Classifieds A9 Crossword PuzzleB9 Dear AbbyB11 Editorial & OpinionA4 HoroscopeB11 Obituaries A6 Places to WorshipB8-9 Sudoku PuzzleB11 Sports B1 Index Variable clouds, storms possible High 81 Low 50Details, A12 HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 3 4 0 7 5 Heavenly peas?Mangled song lyrics are a holiday tradition, too INSIDEONB10 See which ones make INSIDEONB12 By PHILATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comAVON PARK In less than two years, South Florida State College will celebrate its 50th anniversary. President Thomas Leitzel thinks thats an excellent time to roll out a new image for the college, and on Wednesday, he had Wayne Johnson o f World Design Marketing speak with the board of trustees to say how he might be able to help. Johnsons career has included management and marketing positions with the Walt Disney Company, Naegele Advertising and AlphaGraphics. He has developed and marketed several start-up businesses for Disney, inclu ding EPCOT, Walt Disney World Seminar Productions, Disney Vacatio n Club, and Disney's Hilton Head SFSCeyes rebranding as 50th year nears By PHILATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comAVON PARK Officer Gary Taylor and Lt. Dennis Valone have trained approximately 2,000 police officers across the nation to exercise caution and awareness on and off duty. Its part of every officers training, said Taylor, director of training for the SavannahChatham Metro Police in Savannah, Ga. Its just officers sometimes forget or become complacent, and too many officers and civilians have died because of it. That was the subject of a dinner conversation at the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) Conference in April 2010, when Capt. Travis Yates of the Tulsa Police Department, Okla., said, If we would just slow down, wear our seat belts and clear intersections, we could get our line-ofduty deaths to below 100 a year. With that goal in mind, he teamed up with Dale Stockton, editor of Law Officer Magazine, to put together the Below 100 awareness course. Taylor and Valone, of the Alpharetta (Ga.) Police Department, were at South Florida State College giving the course Thursday and Friday mornings to 105 officers from the Florida Highway Patrol and nine Florida counties: Highlands, Charlotte, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Indian River Martin, Okeechobee and Polk. Through a four-hour course, officers re-learn to wear their seat belts and bulletproof vests, watch their speed, be alert and stay focused on whats important. In 2011, at the start of the program, line-of-duty deaths were 175, said Deputy Nicholas Nick Kent, training coordinator for the Highlands County Below 100 helping save police and civilians lives Dragons dominateLake Placid girls, boys SPORTS, B1Evidence tamperingMan charged in connection with Council murder INSIDEONA2 See BELOW, A5 See SFSC, A6 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Asix-person j ury found James T. Reed g uilty Friday of attending an a nimal fight, a third degree f elony, and resisting arrest w ithout violence in the oned ay trial at Highlands C ounty Courthouse in S ebring. Jurors found Reed not g uilty of cruelty to an anim al. Two years after Reeds i nitial arrest on Dec. 6, 2011, jurors heard testimony from four witnesses before taking 90 minutes to deliver their verdict to Judge W illiam Sites just after 6 p .m. Prosecutor Courtney L enhart lead the case, focusi ng on two major witnesses: S ylvester Sims, co-defendant o f Reed, and Detective Brett H inkle. Hinkle was the a rresting officer who witn essed the scene at 4807 H igh Ave. For 15 to 20 minutes J ames Reed stood and w atched a fight between two R e e d g u i l t y o f b e i n g a t d o g f i g h t Not guilty of cruelty to an animal Reed See REED, A7 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Dozens of people turned out Thursday evening for the latest in a series of semi-annual tow n hall-style meetings held by Highlands County Commissioner Don Elwell at Sebrings Kenilworth Lodge. I realize this is in the middle of the holidays and there is a lot to do this time of year, so for all of you to turn out tonight is really something, he told the group. Of the estimated 65-70 people in attendance for the session, well over half of the audience indicated this was their first time at one of the meetings. Elwell began with a presentation Elwell hosts lively town hall session Elwell See ELWELL, A7 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Somewhere along my teaching career I saw something painted on wood and it impressed me so much, it stuck with me, so I started doing it, said master artist Peter Powell Roberts. Roberts, 88, found himself in the lowest place in his life two years ago when his wife Doris passed away. Now his life is once again filled with beauty and he has once again found his lifes passion. The abstract natural painter spends his days at Sunny Hills Assisted Living Facility in Sebring painting pictures of nature inspired by Highlands Hammock State Park on special wood canvases. One of them sold for $10,000 last year. I love the place. Its actually another world. Its magical there, Roberts said. Since being rediscovered by An artists story Book captures Peter Powell Roberts life, artwork Peter Powell Roberts local artistI cant improve on anything the Lord did. I just paint what I feel and what I see. Katara Simmons/News Sun Master artist Peter Powell Roberts looks over a book written about his art and life in awe. Roberts, a resident of Sunny Hills Assisted Living Home in Sebring, paints one-of-a-kind abstract natural art work (an example is below) and has become a newly rediscovered gem in the art world in the area. See BOOK, A8


Page A2 News-SunSunday, December 15, 2013 pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 3 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lottery social security; 0 0 0 3 4 0 9 6 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery general; 0 0 0 3 4 2 9 7 Question: Will you spend more on Christmas gifts this year than you did last year? Next questionShould the county commission consider privatizing the EMS system for Highlands County? Yes 11.9% No 88.1% Total votes: 219 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Dec. 13 1924262770MB: 12x2Next jackpot $550 millionDec. 10 512224165MB: 13x2 Dec. 6 1129446364MB: 3x3 Dec. 11 23338515253x:5Next jackpot $43 millionDec. 7 82531354351x:5 Dec. 4 2610324146x:3 Dec. 13 630323435 Dec. 12 1015161922 Dec. 11 1319222336 Dec. 10 68323336 Dec. 13 (n) 1882 Dec. 13 (d) 2195 Dec. 12 (n) 3419 Dec. 12 (d) 8562 Dec. 13 (n) 257 Dec. 13 (d) 868 Dec. 12 (n) 452 Dec. 12 (d) 078 Nov. 13 1232384217 Dec. 10 120404313 Dec. 6 1112283014 Dec. 3 3836393 Dec. 11 110131819 PB: 27Next jackpot $40 millionDec. 7 1320324548 PB: 17 Dec. 4 69113144 PB: 25 Lottery Center Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will stock 2,500 triploid grass carp into Lake June-in-Winter on Tuesday as part of its management plan to control Illinois pondweed in the lake. The plan, created with public input, also includes continued use of aquatic herbicides, if necessary, for maintenance control of Illinois pondweed in public access areas. Triplod grass carp are hatchery produced, weed eating fish that have been genetically altered to prevent them from reproducing. The triploid grass carp will be about 12 inches long when stocked. It will take 18-24 months for the fish to grow to a size where they are efficient grazers (24-30 inches). The goal is for the sterile fish to graze on the regrowth of Illinois pondweed, thus reducing the need for herbicide use. The fish are being shipped by truck from Arkansas where the fish are produced. Should inclement, icy conditions now affecting a significant portion of the country prevent transport of the fish from Arkansas, stocking will occur sometime in January when conditions allow. For more information on aquatic plant management, visit or call the FWCs regional office in Lakeland at (863) 648-3200. News-SunSEBRING An arrest has been m ade in connection with the murd er of Dwayne Council, but not for t he shooting itself. Apasserby found Council, 21, a f ormer Avon Park High School f ootball star and homecoming king, i n the street in the 200 block of E ast State Street at 4:30 a.m. on N ov. 23. He was taken to the hospital, where he died of his wounds. Javon Douryan Moses, 19, of 448 W. Perry St. in Avon Park, turned himself in to the Highlands County Jail at 1:29 p.m. Friday in reference to an arrest warrant that had been issued for the charge of tampering with physical evidence in the case. Based on information gathered by Highlands County Sheriffs Office detectives, an arrest warrant was issued for Moses. While detectives were actively attempting to locate Moses, he turned himself in to the jail. HCSO Chief Deputy Mark Schrader advised that detectives are diligently continuing to followup all leads in this homicide investigation. Anyone with information in this case is requested to contact Detective Hank Smith at 863-4027250 or 863-381-2814. Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1800-226-TIPS(8477), contact us on the internet at Anonymity is guaranteed. Man arrested for evidence tampering in Council homicide Javon Moses turned himself Friday in after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Phil Attinger/News-Sun A Kia SUV (background) blocks the road Friday evening after colliding with a red Chervolet Cavalier at the corner of Memorial Drive and Sunset Drive in Sebring. Shawn Barcenas, 27, of 2701 Sunset Drive, the corner where the sedan landed, said he heard screeching tires and a loud thump at 6 p.m. He said he then ran out to help a neighbor pull a woman and her child from the sedan. The Florida Highway Patrol drove from Wauchula to investigate the wreck, according to the Highlands County Sheriffs Office. The report was not available at press time. Crash at Memorial and Sunset 2,500 grass carp to join pondweed battle in Lake June By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentAVON PARK First he s tarted a business at D onaldson Park renting out r ecreational watercraft for t hose wanting to frolic on L ake Verona. Now, Avon P ark resident Bobby Talley i s looking to start a local c hapter of the American C ouncil for the Blind in the C ity of Charm. The 59-year-old Talley a lready has started to run i nto red tape for the effort, w ith officials of the Florida C ouncil for the Blind telling T alley that he has to be a m ember of the Sunshine S tates council for at least s ix months before he even s tarts setting up the local e ffort. That can take six months t o a year, Talley said. After that, Talleys applic ation for a local group w ould go to the Florida h eadquarters in Tallahassee s o the state association can p ass judgment. In order to start a chapter, T alley must have at least five non-sighted people in his group. Despite a lot of local interest, currently he is the only blind member. Talley said he knows there are others in Highlands County but the problem has been in getting the word out. We did a survey in 1991 and there were 72. I know there are more now, he told Avon Park city council members this past Monday evening while asking for moral support in his bid to start the local group. Talleys business, Sight Unseen, was set up at Donaldson Park with help through Avon Parks Main Street Community Redevelopment Agency and the Florida Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. At his business, Talley provides both pedal-powered watercraft and land-based games at their base on the shores of Lake Verona. Sight Unseen was tapped as the 2012 Start Up Business of the year by the Highlands County Economic Development Commission. Talley said his goal has been a return to good times in the City of Charm. We want to have fun like we used to, Talley said. Moms and dads and their kids doing family activities. Kids need that these days. They need to get out of the house. The name of the company also has a deeper significance. Blinded by meningitis at the age of 4, Talley started the business with Judy McCarter, saying they wanted to demonstrate that there is a life after being handicapped. Talley said his latest effort is being done in much the same vein to help unsighted people in Highlands County to attain the benefits of the American Council of the Blind with local representation and without a 100-mile trip to the Orlando area. Those interested in speaking with Talley on the matter may reach him or McCarter at 453-7010. Talley hoping to start American Council for the Blind chapter Community Briefs Highlands County Concert Band performs AVON PARK Highlands C ounty Concert Band will p resent a Merry Christmas C oncert at Union C ongregational Church, 106 N Butler Ave. The concert w ill be at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The band is under the d irection of Vic Anderson w ith Bob Williams, associate d irector. The concert will feature a w onderful selection of C hristmas music from Hallelujah to Sing Along w ith Santa. Donation is $7 and $3 for s tudents. Tickets available f rom band members or at the d oor. For more information, c all 386-0855. Elks host afternoon of games LAKE PLACID Carolyn P appalardo of the Lake P lacid Elks invites all for an a fternoon of playing games. B ring friends, bring your board games or card games or hook up with others playing games. Game day is the third Wednesday of each month from 12-4 p.m.The next game day is Wednesday. Pappalardo wants to see these tables filled for an afternoon of fun. Visit the lodge on Facebook for all future games and activities at 661.NARFE meets TuesdaySEBRING NARFE Chapter 288 of Highlands County will meet Tuesday at Homers Buffet Sebring Square. Lunch is at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Terry Zitek, District 5 vice president, and he will install the newly elected 2014 slate of officers. NARFE Florida Federation vice president Jane Lemley will also be in attendance to give the latest NARFE news. All meetings are open to active and retired Federal employees and their spouses, therefore all members are urged to attend this timely and informative meeting. For more information, call vice president Tom Singletary at 452-5477.Palms collecting unwanted Art UncorkedSEBRING Do you have so many Art Uncorked paintings hanging around that you just dont know what to do? If you dont have room for all your masterpieces, we have a holiday solution! The Palms of Sebring will accept any donation of Art Uncorked spares for Christmas gifts for their residents. If you can part with any of your creations, it will find a good home and provide some holiday cheer as a gift of original art. Consider dropping off the artwork at the Yellow House Gallery by Continued on A6


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 15, 2013 Page A3 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, 12/15/13; 0 0 0 3 4 5 5 3 Hi pops 3x10.5 color 00034601 Katara Simmons/News-Sun A rielle Lopez, 2, works on a letter to Santa on Saturday morning with the help of her dad, A lex Lopez, during Cookiefest at the Civic Center in Sebring. Letters to Santa will be delivered to Macys, which will donate $1 for each letter to the Make A Wish Foundation. A tasty time in downtown Sebring Katara Simmons/News-Sun Zachary Kent, 6, of Sebring takes a bite of the cookie he decorated Saturday morning in Sebring. Katara Simmons/News-Sun Savannah Fintel, 6, of Sebring decorates cookies Saturday morning during Cookiefest at the Civic Center in Sebring. T he event was part of the Heartland Holiday Festival in downtown Sebring.


TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. ADVERTISINGVICKIE WATSONExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSExt. BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. Editorial & Opinion Page A4 News-SunSunday, December 15, 2013 Its supposed to be a wonderful time of the year,right? Joy and happiness and the Christmas Spirit should reign in our hearts as we merrily go on our way. So far Ive been able to generate a mild crankiness about the season. But not a lot of holiday spirit. Part of the problem is that one of our cars decided it wanted a new transmission for Christmas. We hadnt intended to spend so much on it,but it insisted. So for the past three days Don and I have had to share a car. This has meant at least a small amount of hassle for both of us. It has also meant that today,when I had no appointments or obligations,I stayed home. I have nothing against home. I live here. But if I stay here too long I develop a case of cabin fever. As in,get me out of here or the results wont be pretty!Fortunately I have Bible study tonight, which may prevent the onset of cabin fever and keep me from doing something drastic,like deep housecleaning. Or taking another nap. And while most of you probably have your Christmas decorations up already,including your Christmas tree,I have almost nothing up yet. Yes,if I had thought ahead I could have used the time I was stuck at home today to inject some holiday spirit into the Ware household. But given that the holiday sprit has been eluding me, perhaps its a good thing I left stuff alone. For some folks,this time of year isnt festive. For a variety of reasons it can be downright depressing for some. And everyone is expected to put on a happy face and smile through the season. I know I shouldnt dwell on the negative. I should count my blessings (because in the grand scheme of things I have a lot of them) and focus on them instead of the bad stuff. Today it was harder to do than usual. I needed to find stuff to cheer me up. Something that I found vaguely amusing if not somewhat disturbing was a product I saw talked about on Its for the new mom who has everything. It is called The Tortilla Baby Swaddle. According to the article,written by Geneviev e Shaw Brown,the swaddling blanket,which looks like a tortilla,and matching tortilla cap is the creation of Bon Viva nt Baby. The businesswebsite claims that every mom has likened their swaddled baby to a fullystuffed burrito. They claim that A Tortilla Baby is cute enough to eat! And according to the news article,Bon Vivant Baby isnt stopping with burrito babies. According to owner Katharine Owens,future products include sushi baby,little egg roll,and crepe baby which will all be available on their website sometime in January. The website proclaims, Deliciously fun,food inspired baby fashions that give parents everywhere the recipe for laughter and enjoyment. And just in time for the holidays you can get the Tortilla Baby for 20 percent off with the promo code JOLLY (baby not included). Is it cute? Im torn. I think by definition all babies are cute no matte r what,so in one sense the answer has to be yes. But turning your infant into a food item seems wrong on some level. Even if they make it cute. But to some people,it is undoubtedly adorable and so Ive presented you with a possible gift item for that mom of an infant you know. Me? Im still waiting for my car to come back to me. Maybe then I can go out and find this elusive Christmas Sprit. Ho ho ho! Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@em Visit her website at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the News-Sun. Ho, ho, ho? Lauras Look Laura Ware Spanish explorers in the first half of the 16th Century brought trees in larger numbers. Slowly,over 300 years,citrus production became organized and then important to Floridas economy,especially in the 1880s when rail service was established. By 1890,an average of 5 million boxes was shipped every year. In the winter of 1894-95,however,two freezes one in December, the other in February decimated the groves. According to the Orlando Sentinel,90 percent of the states orange trees died. The economic damage was so great banks failed and some individuals committed suicide. Today the citrus industry faces an even more dangerous threat:an insect-transported bacteria called Greening. It is so pervasive it threatens trees all over the world,and continues to spread. Because of the bacteria,fruit is smaller,misshapen and bitter; dropping early from the tree,which dies. To date,scientists and growers have not found a way to deal with either the insect or the bacteria. The 2013 harvest is projected to be the lowest in 24 years,about 117 million boxes. At the current rate, scientists warn,Florida could lose every citrus tree. Some studies already report as much as 75 percent of citrus groves have been affected. Imagine Florida without citrus groves. Imagine what happens to the economy. That is why we are encouraged with the U. S. Department of Agricultures new,unified emergency response network,meant to improve communication and coordinate action among researchers. In addition,the department provided $1 million for more research. This is an excellent start. An effort is also being made to create a trust fund at the federal level that would contribute $30 million a year over five years. The Senate has included a provision for it in its version of the new Farm Bill. The House has not. The Farm Bill,however,has been stuck in Congress for months as politicians haggle. The deadline for a vote was extended again this week, to Jan. 31. Heres the thing,youd think when the USDAs administrator says,The future of the citrus industry is at stake,people would sit up and take notice. Yet,except for Senator Bill Nelson,no politicians appear to be alarmed. We urge Senator Mark Rubio and all of Floridas Congressional Representatives to get involved. It is past time for politicians to act. Scientists,growers and government bureaucrats understand the emergency and are rising to the occasion,politicians had better do the same. Greening is an urgent emergency, and its finally being treated as o ne As the sea unveiled the Florida peninsula it became home to thousands of different plants and trees,although citrus varieties were not among them. According to Florida Citrus Mutuals website,the first orange tree arrived in 1493 brought by Christopher Columbus. Feral cats are big threat to bird population E ditor: I read with extreme intere st Hank Kowalskis feral c at informative article in S undays paper (Dec. 1). I live in a co-op in which a ll animals,including cats, m ust be on a leash at all t imes when out of doors. T his is an excellent rule. I have spoken many times w ith Hank,plus reading and e njoying the articles he has w ritten in the past. Keep up t he good work,Hank. His first cat articles c aught my attention since m y wife and I enjoy feeding a nd watching the birds. We a re deeply disappointed,for t he last few years,our bird p opulation has declined due t o feral cats. Removing feral c ats will be a big step forw ard to protecting our bird p opulation and making a c omeback for all to enjoy. Charles A. Marr Avon Park Set up for violation? E ditor: Today I went downtown S ebring for a hair-cut,On T op. After I drove down N orth Ridgewood Drive,I w as pulled over by the S ebring Police because I did n ot stop at a crosswalk as a p erson was starting across t he street. I was informed by t he police officer that they w ere using an undercover officer to walk the crosswalk at Mango. I think this is an outright form of entrapment and should not be allowed. As I was presented with a ticket,they had pulled another unexpected driver over for the same thing. The businesses at the Circle are not doing well as it is without pulling people over for set-up violations. John Greene SebringHow to be a good mentorEditor: Being a good mentor is teaching by example. A mentors focus should be to help with the experience of a person to acquire knowledge and character if needed to meet his or her goal,so that it will provide opportunities for growth and new experiences. Counsel the mentee wisely,provide the benefit of your knowledge and experience,keeping in mind that because of unique personalities every situation is different. However,an explanation of how you handled certain situations can get the mentee thinking about how to solve their own problems. Offer encouragement; most young people become stagnant out of fear fear of failure,fear of success and fear of doing something different. Being a mentor of a good moral character will be to encourage the mentee and help them overcome any self doubt. Try to encourage professional behavior and confront negative behavior. Teach the mentee how to dress and act professionally. Teach him or her social graces and proper etiquette when the mentee performs poorly or acts badly. Call them on it in private,but you must also let them know when certain actions are unacceptable. During the relationship you would want to challenge the mentee. To encourage growth,you must challenge the mentee,giving them opportunities that they would not normally have at their level. Be with them throughout the project to make sure it is going well. At the end, publicly acknowledge their contribution if appropriate. In today's society being a positive Big Brother or Big Sister has made an impact on our community and young childrens lives. Donald Gordon Avon Park BouquetMoose give thanks for toy driveEditor: The Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 Loyal Order of the Moose and Women of the Moose on U.S. 98 would like to thank members andguests for attending our first dinner dance and toy drive that was held on Dec. 8. The toy drive was a huge success and will make many children of needy families happy on Christmas morning. We would also like to thank the wonderful John Benevides for aspectacular prime rib dinner,to Erik Estrada for visiting and giving information how to protect children when Internet surfingand,last but not least,to theNews-Sunfor placing our information in the paper so that the information went out to everyone. We wish all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Mary Ann Mangold Sebring EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number.Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected.Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words.We have to make room for everybody.Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S.27 South, Sebring, FL 33870;drop it off at the same address;fax 385-1954;or email


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 15, 2013 Page A5 LAKELAND LEDGER************; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process Main A bok tower holid; 0 0 0 3 3 8 5 7 Martial Arts 3x5 color 00034596 S heriffs Office. Taylor said they dropped t o 126 last year, and are only u p to 95 this year. Of those 95 deaths, 49 w ere traffic related, Kent s aid. He hopes to see it stay l ow, but added, December i s a bad month. The last time line-of-duty d eaths were fewer than 100 w as 1944, Kent said. Deaths w ere 205 when he started in 1 976, and 279 in 1974. Officers sometimes forget t o wear bulletproof vests, e specially in Florida, Kent s aid. The vest is hot and s melly. The logic is if (the j ob) was not dangerous, they w ouldnt have to wear it, K ent said. If it was safe, y ou wouldnt have to be u ncomfortable. Its a r eminder. Or more simply: The vest isnt meant to breathe; its meant to stop bullets. Kent said the first half of the course focuses on traffic safety; the second on complacency. Officers can exercise a lot of control over these factors using caution, he said. Afternoon classes for agency trainers helped them incorporate reminders into daily work routines. Valone suggested showing short digital documentaries during morning briefings: Amother who lost two daughters when an officer hit their car or a broadcast news segment about former Georgia State Trooper Don Crozier, who faced 15 years in prison in April 2013 for manslaughter and other charges related to a fatal wreck on Dec. 31, 2011. The sentence, after he pleaded guilty, was two years in prison and eight years on probation, according to the Atlanta JournalConstitution. Taylor said his agency, 606 sworn officers, has been very fortunate. The last officer the Savannah police lost was Officer Willie Samuel Smith on March 11, 1994 to vehicular assault, according to Officer Down Memorial Page at Agencies suffer along with families, Kent said, but everyone who has taken the class has told him they already knew the principles. The course just helped them bring those attitudes back to the forefront. Its all about training, Taylor said. The best way to honor the fallen is to train the living. Continued from A1 Phil Attinger/News-Sun Lt. Dennis Valone of the Alpharetta (Ga.) Police Department explains to training coordinators from various law enforcement agencies how they can inject lessons on safety and awareness into daily routines at their agencies. The training, called Below 100, took place T hursday and Friday at the South Florida State College Citrus Center and seeks to lower officer fatalities by getting officers to take more care on the road and use their safety gear, such as reflective or bulletproof vests. Below 100 focused on safety Special to the News-Sun AVON PARK The Friends of the Avon Park Library are hosting a Christmas party at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. This event is free and open to the public, and members of the community are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Musical entertainment will be provided by Sentimental Journey, who will play Christmas carols and other classic songs. Sentimental Journey is Robert Boyd and Denise Isaacson, both talented professional musicians who have performed with many famous stars. Boyd, who has recorded four Big Band and jazz albums, has been pianist for Connie Francis, Bob Hope, Robert Goulet, Diahann Carroll, and many others. Isaacson is a singer and woodwind player who has played for Johnny Mathis, Aretha Franklin, Marie Osmond, The Temptations, among other stars, and for many national Broadway tours, including Guys and Dolls, The King and I, Sweet Charity, and nd Street. The Friends of the Avon Park Library is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the Avon Park Public Library. The Friends sponsor the childrens summer reading program and many of the librarys other events, in addition to purchasing books and other materials for the library. In January 2014, the library will receive 10 new public computers donated by the Friends. The Friends operate a used book store in the library building, and gladly accept donations of gently books and other items. All proceeds are used in the library to benefit the citizens of Avon Park and Highlands County. The Avon Park Public Library is at 100 N. Museum Ave. For more information, contact the library at 4523803 or visit the librarys website at Musical Christmas party set for Tuesday at Avon Park Library


Dec. 18 for gifting on the morning of Dec. 20. Call 385-5312 for more details.Mardi Gras benefits LPAALAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Athletic Association is having a Mardi Gras Dinner and Dance on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge. This will be a fun evening with dinner, dancing, prizes and raffle items. Tickets are $50 per person and include a delicious full course dinner that includes a choice of prime rib or a stuffed chicken breast. Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktail hour, dinner will be served at 7 and dancing will begin immediately following dinner. For more information or tickets call Dave Irwin at 441-2334, Laura Teal at 4410729 or go to LPAAsupports youth sports programs and proceeds will be used to fund training equipment, uniforms, scholarships, and completion of a sports training facility.HCHA files for dissolutionSEBRING The Highlands County Homeowners Association has filed for dissolution with the state of Florida, effective Dec. 12. The association has no debt and assets will be distributed according to the association charter. Anyone wishing to copy past documents belonging to the Highlands County Homeowners Association will have until March 14 to do so; after that date, they will be destroyed. Contact vice chairman Rick Ingler at 273-5182 for access to the records or any additional needed information.Sebring Masons serve lunchSEBRING Sebring Lodge No 249 will serve an all-you-can-eat barbecue chicken lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today for an $8 donation. The menu is chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and beverage. The lodge is on the corner of Home Avenue and Sebring Parkway. The public is invited; take-out orders are available. Cornerstone Hospice seeking volunteersSEBRING Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care seeks volunteers in Highlands and Hardee counties who want to make a different for hospice patients and their families. Volunteer activities include staying with a patient to give a caregiver a break, presenting Cornerstone SALUTES! veteran recognition ceremonies, assisting with pet care, helping staff during special events or providing administrative support at our Sebring office. All Cornerstone Hospice volunteers must attend training. Classes are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21; Friday, Jan. 24; Tuesday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Jan. 31 at Cornerstone Hospice, 209 Ridgewood Drive, Suite 3. Breakfast items and coffee will be provided. All four days of training are required. Pre-register by calling Cornerstone Hospice volunteer specialists Dorothy Harris at 253-1611, Lisa Gray at (352) 742-6806, or toll-free, 888-728-6234.Grief Recovery Group meetsAVON PARK If you or someone you know has lost a child recently, and you arent feeling up to the holiday season, attend a 6to 12-week support group. Learn practical, healthy techniques to cope with the holidays and loss in general. You are not alone. Help is available now. There is no cost. The Grief Recovery Group meets at 6 p.m. Mondays. Date and time may be flexible. The group meets at House of Wellness, 930 W. Main St.SALT to meet TuesdaySEBRING The Highlands County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council will hold its monthly educational forum on Tuesday at St. Catherines Catholic Church, 883 Bay St. The meeting will take place in the recreation center, across the street from the church. The topic of discussion will be New Years Resolutions, Crime Prevention Style, and the upcoming Elder Educational Fair to be held in January. The public is invited to attend and there is no charge, however reservation s are requested. To reserve a seat at this presentation contact S.A.L.T. president Janet Tindell at 443-0747 or Nell Hays of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office at 402-7369. S.A.L.T. educational forums are held monthly on the third Tuesday at 10 a.m. Locations for the meetings vary. Page A6 News-SunSunday, December 15, 2013 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; dec ads; 0 0 0 3 4 0 8 6 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page tv incl p/u; 0 0 0 3 4 0 8 9 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; obit page vets ad; 0 0 0 3 4 2 9 0 Continued from A2 LOUISE PEARSON Louise Pearson, 81, of B enton Harbor, Mich., died F riday, Dec. 6, 2013 at L akeland Regional Medical C enter in St. Joseph, Mich. Louise was born on July 7 1932 in Magnolia, Miss. t o David and Louise C ollins. She married her h usband, Thomas S immons, and he p receded her in d eath in 2002. L ouise was a R egistered Nurse w ho operated her o wn assisted living h ome and then w orked as a nurse at B errien General Hospital f or more than 10 years. L ater in life she was also a s ubstitute teacher in the B enton Harbor, Mich. area s chools. She was a former B enton Harbor city comm issioner and a member of t he Zion Temple Church of G od in Christ Church. She e njoyed reading and cooki ng. Louise was a warr ior with her strong will i n everything that she did a nd in her faith. She is survived by her sons, Moses Simmons of Benton Harbor, Mich. and John Simmons of Batesville, Miss.; sisters, Mary Tate, Della Martin, Ella Mae Collins and Barbara Campbell; brothers, Willie Collins, Charles Collins and Earl Collins; 24 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren; special nephew, Frank Martin Jr. and a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Pearson was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, David Collins Jr. Visitation will be held Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 from 10-11 a.m. at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 11 a.m. with Pastor Larry Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Lincoln Cemetery. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park MARYREIFMAN Mary (May) Reifman, 8 4, passed away at Good S hepard Hospice on Oct. 2 1, 2013. She moved to S ebring from Boca Raton i n 2005. Mary had volunt eered at Highlands R egional Medical Center, w as a member of the M oose Club and loved to d ance and travel. Mary was preceded in d eath by her husband, Leo Reifman, and granddaughter, Heather Johnson. Survivors are daughters, Sheryl Metcalfe (Tom) and Darlene Johnson (Levere Williams); grandsons, Kevin Johnson (Gina), Craig Johnson and Tommy Metcalfe; and great-granddaughters, Heather, Carly and Alyssa Johnson. Best wishes are extended to Bob Anderson, a very special man in Moms life. PHYLLIS SMITH Phyllis Parker Smith, a S ebring resident for 52 y ears, passed away M onday morning, Dec. 9, 2 013. She was born April 16, 1 921 on a farm near D ickens, Neb., where her p arents were homesteaders. W hen her mother d ied four years l ater, Phyllis and h er twin brother P hilip were sent to a nother farm in D ouglas, Neb., w here she was r aised by their g randmother. She attended P eru State Teachers C ollege and taught school i n Nebraska and Iowa b efore marrying Ray S mith, a Florida native, in 1 947. She was a longtime m ember of the First P resbyterian Church in S ebring, where she was active in the Women in the Church and other church functions. She enjoyed camping and bird watching, and was renowned for her pies. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Smith; her sister, Dorothy Geihsler; and her brothers, William, Charles, and Philip Parker and Robert Trotter. She is survived by her daughters, Karen Mydland (Milt) of Cheyenne, Wyo. and Patsy Smith of Sebring; her son, Bruce Smith (Jane) of St. Louis, Mo.; and two step granddaughters and two step greatgranddaughters in Colorado and Wyoming. Amemorial service in Sebring will be held at Fairway Pines on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m., with lunch to follow. Obituaries Pearson Smith Community Briefs Island Resort. He said good branding can add value to the college.. Johnson and his team plan to come up with a marketing campaign that, if released this spring, would boost enrollment for SFSC. He and his team have been spending the last month at SFSC, he said, immersing themselves in what the college has to offer so they can provide a detailed proposal which would refine the colleges mission statement and vision. Your vision has to be a rallying point for the whole organization, Johnson said. Right now, the colleges vision statement says where it is. It should say where the college is going, he said. Great brands are driven by great visions, Johnson said, and can turn a good company into a great one. Trustee Ken Lambert from Hardee County asked if the vision would be customer-driven, while Trustee Tami Cullens of Highlands County asked if this meant the college logo might change. Possibly, Johnson said. The ultimate result would be the enrollment campaign in the spring. Lambert said hed like to see the enrollment campaign be just part of the project. Id rather the vision be broader and the campaign itself (be) one execution (of it), Lambert said. Leitzel said he wanted to have the board, faculty and staff work together to produce the vision. Johnsons presentation came on the heels of Leitzels presentation of the SFSC Strategic Plan for January 2014 to December 2018. The first strategic imperative, Leitzel said, is to identify and meet the educational needs of the colleges communities, which would mean expanding, renovating and maintaining college facilities as well as increasing technical workforce programs, partnership efforts and awareness of the college. The plan suggests increasing awareness through expanded marketing, especially for cultural events and exhibits. The second imperative is enabling all students to succeed, through improved retention and success (fewer drop-outs ), evaluate student progress and provide plans to help them improve, expand educational opportunities and expand student involvement in sports and clubs. The college is already working on a developmental education plan to support students at risk of failing. The plan is due at the Department of Education in Tallahassee by Jan. 15, 2014 for review. The third strategy is to enable all employees to succeed. This would be done through a supporting a dynamic workforce that treats employees as tea m members and expanding professional development for all college employees. The fourth and final strategy in the plan aims to ensure the college remains effective. That would be done by developing and implementing systems to monitor and enhance efficiency and accountability, providing a technological environment that contributes to student learning and the education experience, promoting sustainable and energ yconserving activities throughout all of the colleges campuses and sites, and evaluating all parts of the colleges strategic plan. Continued from A1 Wayne Johnson World Design MarketingYour vision has to be a rallying point for the whole organization. SFSCconsiders new vision, rebranding Associated PressNAPLES Wildlife b iologists are trying to capt ure an endangered Florida p anther that has been r oaming around an urbani zed part of Golden Gate E states in the southwest p art of the state. The Naples Daily News s ays that residents in one n eighborhood have been r eporting panther sightings f or the past month. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission panther team leader Darrell Land said its likely that all of the sightings are of the same panther, probably a young male trying to carve out a home range. Biologists have set out three trap boxes baited with venison to try to coax the cat into the box. If the panther is caught, it will be taken to a conservation center for a health check. Florida panther roaming neighborhood near Naples


o n recycling telling the g roup that goals set by the s tate for the county could e asily become mandates b ased either on a small i ncrease in population or a c hange in the governors o ffice in Tallahassee. He first explained that the c ounty currently is recycling a t about a 16 percent level, w hile the current goal is set a t 40 percent with an i ncrease to 50 percent by the e nd of next year. Commissioners currently t asked county administration t o begin negotiations with P rogressive Waste Solutions ( formerly Choice) to implem ent a single stream recyc ling system. Options before t he commission involve diff ering levels of collections b oth of recyclables as well a s garbage. Elwell outlined the o ptions and most of the g roup liked the least expens ive option which would feat ure one garbage and one r ecycling pickup a week. During discussion on the c ountys budget, the attend ees were presented with a p review of the likely shortf all that the county will be f acing and different ways in w hich such a deficit could b e made up. At one point, E lwell asked the crowd a bout the idea of raising p roperty taxes in the face of w hat Elwell termed a chall enging upcoming fiscal y ear. Many in the group indicate d they would not mind an i ncrease in taxes as long as t hey saw a commensurate approach to fiscal responsibility and cuts from the commission. Sparks flew over two of the topics discussed, a suggestion that commissioners look at partial or total privatization of the countys Emergency Medical System and the issue of a new building for the Highlands County Sheriffs Office. Adozen or so members of the countys EMS staff turned out to lobby against any increase in private ambulance service, even in the form of a blended system. They charged that private crews did not have sufficient training to provide the service. Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton also was in the audience, actively engaging Elwell on several fronts questioning the existence of a budget deficit at all by asserting that the county doesnt need to maintain even a two-month rainy day fund and explaining the problems with the recent proposed solutions for an administration building for her department. Elwell, who is serving his first term of office, has been holding the public sessions since the beginning of his term. d ogs, Lenhart stated in her o pening statement. Defense attorney Valerie W right took an approach w ith the three-man, threew oman jury implying that D etective Hank Smith had b een gunning for Reed and u sed Sims to get him. They wanted James R eed, so Sylvester Sims g ave him James Reed. The S tates case is made up e ntirely of Mr. Simstestim ony, Wright said. Avery soft spoken Sims r ecalled the details that led u p to his arrest and the arrest o f Reed the morning of the i ncident. It was an eight-by-eight r ing made out of tire. Jevon ( Dukes) brought a dog and E rnest (Reeds brother) b rought his dog from next d oor. They fought for about 2 0 minutes and decided it w as enough, Sims said. Sims testified that followi ng the fight the dogs both h ad marks on them and b leeding a little bit. And then what happ ened? Lenhart asked. I heard somebody yell S heriffs Office so I ran. We a ll ran, Sims said. Lenhart brought a number o f pieces of evidence into t he court room including a break stick, which Sims i dentified. Sims stated that t he stick is used regularly d uring dog fights. You use it to part the d ogs. You stick it in their m outh and break them apart a nd get them off of each o ther when theyre locked on i n a fight, Sims explained. Was it used that morni ng? Yeah. Sims agreed to cooperate w ith the State after it offered l eniency for his testimony as w ell as to keep his mother a nd wife from being taken i nto custody regarding the i ncident. Sims testified that he was worried that his wife would be taken into custody, stating that she had seen the ring in the back yard but didnt know what it was really used for. Simsconcern for his mother was a result of a possible accessory charge or her suspected knowledge of what went on at Simshome and Simsfrequent stays at his mothers home. Wrights cross examination of Sims showed that Sims was working with the State in order to get protection for his family. Have you ever seen James Reed at any other dog fighting events other than that day? Wright asked. No, Sims said. How many times did Hank Smith ask you about James Reed? Like four or five. Did he (Smith) seem interested in Reed? Yeah. I guess you could say so. Have you ever seen Reed fight or mistreat a dog? No. So it would be safe to say that you provided Smith with information that you thought he wanted to hear in order to protect your wife and mother? Yeah. Did you see James Reed, or anyone, holding up a dog that day? No. Detective Brett Hinkle, who was a deputy at the time of the incident, testified stating that he saw James Reed holding up a dark colored dog in the backyard of Simshome just a couple of minutes after responding to an anonymous dog fighting call. Hinkle, who had patrolled the area for several years, was familiar and even friendly with the Reed family and other members of the community. Hinkle was granted permission to enter the home of a neighbor to get a visual of the suspected property. I saw at least five subjects, all black males. I saw one suspect with long hair and a white shirt holding a dog really close to the neck. The dog was stretched out. Its front legs werent even touching the ground, Hinkle said. I could clearly see the tires, I could hear dogs barking. I recognized two subjects immediately Mr. Reed and Mr. Sims. I recognized Sims because of the warrants out on him, Hinkle said. Hinkle said that Reed was the only man at the scene who was wearing a white shirt and had long hair. Photos of the scene, fighting ring, and dogs following the fight that took place were shown to the jury, as were a door used to enclose the ring with blood smears, and Reeds shoes and socks worn the day of the incident. Heavy chains used to tie off the dogs were also shown to the jury. Hinkle testified that all of the items he had seen at the scene and had collected and documented himself. Hinkle arrested Corey Love, Ernest Reed and later James Reed after all of the subjects had fled the scene. Closing arguments were brief. The State argued that evidence proved that Reed was present during the fight and that he was the only person with long hair on the scene. Sylvester was offered a plea bargain from the State, but everything else fit. It all fit like the pieces of a puzzle. Theres three charges, but not a lot of things to consider, Lenhart said. He was seen holding that dog. Why were they interested in James Reed? Because he was there, he had blood on his sock, because he ran. Thats why Detective Smith was interested in Reed. Defense argued that the State offered the plea to get Reed instead of building a real case. If we were here on the State versus Sylvester Sims, theyd have a slam-dunk case. Were not. Were here on State versus Reed. Theres no evidence that Reed participated. We know there were dog fights at Simshome; we dont disagree on that. What we do disagree on is that James Reed attended them. He (Sims) wanted to help his wife and his mother. Smith made it quite clear that he wanted to hear about James Reed. So Sims gave him Reed because he thought he was helping his wife and keeping his mother from being arrested. He decided two months later that it was James Reed holding the dog because he was the one who matched the description from Hinkles statement and report. The States case is built on guil t by association. To find (Reed) guilty of all Mr. Simsactions, you cannot do that. Thats not how our system works, Wright said. The maximum sentence for attending an animal fight or baiting is five years in prison. Resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, holds a oneyear sentence. Sites ordered Reed under house arrest like stipulations until his sentencing on Feb. 3. I wanted him taken in to custody today. Itd be pointless to argue that he is a da nger to the community, but I can tell you that he is a danger to the dog community. Id hope to see him do some jail time but that is up to the judge, Lenhart said. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 15, 2013 Page A7 CENTRAL FLORIDA HEARING; 3.639"; 5"; Black plus three; process, main a tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 4 2 8 9 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 4"; Black; Crhistmas ad main A rhr top of; 0 0 0 3 4 3 6 4 Chateau Elan Hotel; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main A Christmas lunc; 0 0 0 3 4 4 9 1 Continued from A1 Reed found guilty of being at dog fight in Sebring Samantha Gholar/News Sun Detective Brett Hinkle (center) points out old blood stains on a door used as evidence in the trial of the State versus James Reed. Judge William Sites (from left), prosecutor Courtney Lenhart and defendant James Reed look on Friday morning during the one day trial at the Highlands County Courthouse. Continued from A1 Elwell talks recycling, EMS at latest town hall meeting


Page A8 News-SunSunday, December 15, 2013 AMERICAN GOLF CARTS; 7.444"; 6"; Black; main A occassionally; 0 0 0 3 4 0 7 6 ***HIGHLANDS COUNTY CONCERT BA; 3.639"; 6"; Black; main A 12/11,15; 0 0 0 3 4 4 0 0 Business Special to the News-SunSEBRING ERA Advantage Realty recently announced the addition of Diana Williams to its team of real estate sales professionals serving consumers in the Highlands County area. Williams hails from New Jersey. After serving our country in the U.S. Army, she spent 27 years in Central Texas, with successful careers in Medical Administration and Real Estate and relocated to Highlands County to be close to her family. Williamspassion has always been restoring historic homes to their former glory and she has always managed to incorporate this love into her busy schedule. In todays market, growth is the only option, and attracting top talent is a surefire way to achieve that goal, said Greg Karlson, Broker/Owner. We are thrilled to have a professional of Diana Williamss caliber join our firm. Unwavering commitment to clients has been critical to my success, and ERAAdvantage Realtys culture of collaboration, innovation and knowledge sharing combined with its reputation for superior service will not only enhance my career, it will enhance the experience of my clients as well, Williams said. As part of ERA Advantage Realty, Williams will be able to offer homebuyers and sell ers a wide variety of innovative and market-relevan t products and services, as well as robust online marketing programs, extensive listings distribution partners, and related services including mortgage, title and home warranty. Williams can be contac ted by calling 414, o r email her at Visit ERAAdvantage Realty at 743 U.S. 27 South. Williams joins team at ERA Advantage Realty Special to the News-SunSEBRING If you are on the hunt for a new hair style or stylist, look no further. Cathy Kate Simpson has announced the opening of her new barber/beauty salon, The Head Hunters. Simpson worked as a stylist in Missouri for seven years before moving to Sebring this past summer. I love everything about it, she said. The people I meet and the conversations we have. Everyday is different. It is a fun experience and very rewarding. I will offer haircuts for men, women and children. The salon has a jungle theme. Haircuts begin at $10. Hair color, perms, waxing and other services are available as well as nail color and nail art. Simpson, is a member of the Sebring Chamber of Commerce and they will join in her grand opening and ribbon cutting slated for 11 a.m. Friday. The shop is at 5361 U.S. 27 South, next to Nellies Cuban Cafe and across from the Auto Ranch. The grand opening will begin at 8 a.m. Snacks wi ll be furnished and visitors can register for door prizes. If you are still hun ting for Christmas presents, gift certificates will be available for purchase. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondayFriday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Simpson will also schedule clients by special appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. F or more information or to schedule an appointment, call 202-0737. Head Hunters salon opens in Sebring Special to the News-SunWINTER HAVEN All About Aging, LLC announces Lisa Rodriguez has joined their team, working as a geriatric care manager in Highlands County. Rodriguez will be assessing clients, developing care plans, coordinating care, and accompanying clients to physician visits to monitor conditions, diagnoses, and medications. All About Aging Geriatric Care Management coordinates care of individuals with the goal of maximizing independence while minimizing risk to help people age in place. Rodriguez will play a pivotal role in assessing those risks and creating and implementing care plans to achieve that goal. She will work in conjunction with Stacie Cleveland and Barbara Herrington, both of whom are certified care managers. Prior to working with All About Aging, Rodriguez was a client services coordinator for the Change of Pace Adult Day Center in Sebring. She has 18 years of service with the Alzheimers Association through the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter and the Cleveland Area Chapter. Rodriguez is a certified Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders trainer for the Dementia Care Training mandated by the state of Florida for Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Hospice, Home Health, and Adult Day Center State Licensing. She is in the process of becoming a certified Dementia Practitioner. She has extensive experience as a patient advocate, dementia educator, client services coordinator, dementia support group facilitator, and end of life services coordinator. Rodriguez currently sits on the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council and she will continue her volunteer time as a support group facilitator. Rodriguez resides in Avon Park with her husband and two children. Rodriguez joins All About Aging r H eartland Cultural Alliance P resident and fellow artist F red Leavitt, Roberts has c ome alive again. Roberts w ork is so impressive that a nother creative mind, Jan M erop, has written a book t hat showcases Roberts w ork and reveals his long l ife and all of its highs and l ows. He is an amazing person. T he book is a once over a bout his life story and it s till continues. Jan did an e xcellent, excellent job with t his book, Leavitt said. Merop, a News-Sun corres pondent, has worked for an e ntire year writing and rew riting, interviewing and g etting acquatinted with R oberts in order to bring this b ook to life. It was a privilege and an h onor to meet him, to get to k now him and hear his s tory, Merop said. God j ust put it in my heart, so I k new that would be theme o n how we constructed his s tory; how God has had His h and on his life. He was very adamant a bout expressing that he n ever paints alone. God is a lways with him every time h e paints. He (Roberts) w anted us to convey that m ore than anything through t he book. Fred found painti ngs titled Psalmthis and Psalmthat, so it was o rdained. I am just humbled b y the whole process. I hope a lot of people are going to b e blessed by it and drawn t o the Creator through his a rtwork. Its amazing to see s omeone come back to life h ow Peter has, Merop said. The book (I Never Paint A lone) will be a very limite d edition. Only 20 of the s igned and certified books w ill be available for purc hase through the Heartland Cultural Alliance. Each of the signed books comes with a certificate of authenticity and is numbered. I Never Paint Alone is available for $450. Smaller, unsigned copies of the book are available for $85. All of the money collected from book sales will go to the Peter Powell Roberts permanent art collection, which Leavitt is hoping to put in a museum at the Avon Park Community Center. He only signed 20. Hed much rather paint than sign, Leavitt said with a laugh. Thats what makes these books so precious. Robertsartwork is featured in the book along with stories from former students, friends and other artists familiar with his work. Roberts tells his life story and his love story that left him broken and the day he was brought back to life. Roberts stated that the book is more than he ever imagined. I was amazed. Im very pleased with it, she (Merop) didnt exaggerate anything. She just wrote about what Ive done. Ive never considered myself another Rembrandt, just a teacher that loved painting. I cant improve on anything the Lord did. I just paint what I feel and what I see, Roberts said. Im going to go up there, to the museum, when its open. Itll be interesting to see a calendar of what I was thinking over all those years. Were lucky to have found him. Hes an important part of the art world and his paintings are unlike any other persons in Central Florida, Leavitt said. He used to just paint, he paints to live now. Asample of Robertsart work can be viewed in Lucid Art Gallery in Downtown Sebring. For more information about Roberts or to purchase a book, contact the Heartland Cultural Alliance at 402-8238 or email Leavitt at Continued from A1 Katara Simmons/News-Sun Fred Leavitt (right) visits Peter Powell-Roberts about three times each week at Sunny Hills A ssisted Living in Sebring. Book to help raise funds for Peter Powell Roberts museum Katara Simmons/News Sun Paint, brushes and other art supplies cover a desk in the corner of Peter Roberts small room at Sunny Hills Assisted Living where the master artist has been living for the past two years.


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 15, 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 CASE NO.:13000797GCAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY Plainitff, vs. LYN CAROL CORCORAN,AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE HALL FAMILY TRUST DATED MARCH 4,1998; 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; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETAR Y OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE HALL FAMILY TRUST DATED MARCH 4TH,1998; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE HALL FAMILY TRUST DATED MARCH 4TH,1998 Last Known Address UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 1019,OF SEBRING HILLS,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 2,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 403 S EGRET ST,SEBRING,FLORID A 33872 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it,on Marinosci Law Group, P.C.,Attorney for Plaintiff,whose address is 100 W.Cypress Creek Road,Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale,Florida 33309 within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE NEWS-SUN,and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT,If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863)534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Action; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD for cash,at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870 at 11:00 a.m.on this 9th day of January,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment entered on June 10,2013. LOT 7366 AND 7367,AVON PARK LAKES UNIT 23,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF,RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 19,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Property Address:2290 N Cochrane Rd, Avon Park,FL 33825 A 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 2nd day of December,2013. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. /s/ Priscilla Michala k As Deputy Cler k (COURT SEAL) 12030196 December 8,15,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.12000946GCAXMX BANK OF AMERICA,N.A. Plaintiff, Vs. KARI L.BURNETT; MICHAEL BURNETT A/K/A MICHAEL W.BURNETT,JR.; ET AL Defendants RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 2,2013,and entered in Case No. 12000946GCAXMX,of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida.Bank of America,N.A., Plaintiff and KARI L.BURNETT; MICHAEL BURNETT A/K/A MICHAEL W.BURNETT,JR.; ET AL,are defendants.The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000298 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC.,ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-26, Plaintiff, vs. STOCK,ANDREW,, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000298 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC.,ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-26,Plaintiff,and STOCK,ANDREW,,are Defendants, The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at,JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT AT COURTHOUSE,430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING,FL 33870, at the hour of 11:00 A.M.on the 7th day of January,2014,the following described property: LOT 16,BLOCK 8,OF SEBRING RIDGE SECTION G,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 28,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 at Sebring,Highlands County, Florida this 5th day of December,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Clerk of the Court's disability coordinator at 590 S COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870, 863-534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 20187.4979/MNunez December 15,22,2013 P.O.Box 25018 Tampa,Florida 33622-5018 F12019548 NATIONSTAR-SPECFHLMC-kpeterson-Team 4-F12019548 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act,persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,P.A.,P.O.Box 25018,Tampa, FL 33622-5018,telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.If hearing impaired,(TDD) 1-800-955-8771,or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,via Florida Relay Service. December 15,22,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000479 DIVISION: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. RALSTON G.PHILLIPS A/K/A RALSTON PHILLIPS,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 04,2013 and entered in Case No.28-2013-CA-000479 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC,is the Plaintiff and RALSTON G.PHILLIPS A/K/A RALSTON PHILLIPS; MICHELLE RICHARDS-PHILLIPS A/K/A MICHELLE E.RICHARDS-PHILLIPS; LAS PALMAS RESORT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.; TENANT #1 N/K/A REGGIE MOORE are the Defendants,The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM,on the 6th day of January,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 650 OF LAS PALMAS RESORT,ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS,RESTRICTION AND EASEMENTS FOR LAS PALMAS RESORT,RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1830 AT PAGE 1392 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA ALSO KNOWN AS:THE NORTH EAST HALF OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY (THE DIVIDING LINE FOR THE PROPERTY BEING COEXTENSIVE WITH THE PARTY WALL WHICH DIVIDES THE DUPLEX LOCATED UPON THE PROPERTY) LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS: LOT 650,OF LAS PALMAS RESORT (UNRECORDED) THE NORTHEASTERLY HALF OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY:A PORTION OF LOT 12,BLOCK 4,TOWN OF AVON PARK,SECTION 23,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 33,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY,(OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART) FLORIDA,BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 12; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 12, 322.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 35 SECONDS EAST,352.81 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST,25.99 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 29 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST,58.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 60 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 27 SECONDS EAST, 26.70 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 29 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST,58.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 60 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 27 SECONDS WEST.26.70 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 600 E CANFIELD STREET UNIT #650,AVON PARK,FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 5,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates,P.L. needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Clerk of the Court's disability coordinator at 590 S COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870, 863-534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 26293.1196 December 8,15,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.10001092GCS GMAC MORTGAGE,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ANDERSON,BLAINE,, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 10001092GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC,Plaintiff,and ANDERSON,BLAINE,et. al.,are Defendants,The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at,JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT AT COURTHOUSE,430 S.COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING,FL 33870,at the hour of 11:00 A.M.on the 14th day of January,2014,the following described property: LOT 9,BLOCK N,SPRING LAKE VILLAGE II,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 43,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 at Sebring,Highlands County, Florida this 20th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000762 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A.AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK,N.A., Plantiff, vs. CURTIS P.SHERROD A/K/A CURTIS SHERROD,et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CURTIS P.SHERROD A/K/A CURTIS SHERROD Last Known Address:140 REDWATER PT, LAKE PLACID,FL 33852 Also Attempted At:1901 SOUTHWEST 118TH AVENUE,DAVIE,FL 33325 Current Residence:Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 13,REDWATER POINT SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11,PAGE 16,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 21,2014,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 5th day of December,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk 12-15600 December 15,22,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000092 WELLS FARGO BANK,NA, Plaintiff, vs. SALVADOR TEJEDA,A/K/A SALVADOR O. TEJEDA; ANGIE TEJEDA,A/K/A ANGIE M. TEJEDA; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment.Final Judgment was awarded on November 19,2013 in Civil Case No.28-2012-CA-000092,of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,NA is the Plaintiff and SALVADOR TEJEDA,A/K/A SALVADOR O. TEJEDA; ANGIE TEJEDA,A/K/A ANGIE M. TEJEDA; WELLS FARGO BANK,NA; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A ZORAIDA CRUZ, are Defendants. The Clerk of the Court,Robert Germaine will sell to the highest bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,BASEMENT,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870 at 11:00 A.M.on the 14th day of January,2014,the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment,to wit: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND,SITUATE,LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS STATE OF FLORIDA TO WIT: THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 3368 AND ALL OF LOT 3369 AND ALL OF LOT 3370,OF AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO.11,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,PAGE 4 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,SAID NORTH HALF OF LOT 3368,MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGINNING WHERE THE COMMON LOT LINE OF LOTS 3368 AND 3369 INTERSECTS NAUTILUS DRIVE; THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE NORTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY OF NAUTILUS DRIVE A DISTANCE OF 20 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTHEASTERLY AND PARALLEL TO THE COMMON LOT LINE OF LOTS 3368 AND 3369 TO THE REAR LINE OF LOT 3368; THENCE RUN NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE REAR LINE OF LOT 3368 A DISTANCE OF 20 FEET TO THE MOST NORTHERLY CORNER OF LOT 3368; THENCE RUN SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE COMMON LOT LINE OF LOTS 3368 AND 3369 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS,RESERVATIONS,EASEMENTS,COVENANTS,OIL, GAS OR MINERAL RIGHTS OF RECORD,IF ANY. 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 20,2013. 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 at (863) 534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appeaarnce is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. CLERK OF THE COURT Robert W.Germaine By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk December 8,15,2013 clerk of this court either before December 30,2013 on plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on November 26,2013. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk 1012-1229B December 8,15,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:13000627GCAXMX WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A.,AS TRUSTEE,IN TRUST FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITES TRUST 2007-NCW,MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2007-NCW, Plaintiff, vs. DIANE PAUL,TRUSTEE OF THE DIANE PAUL REVOCABLE TRUST AGREEMENT DATED JUNE 15,2006; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO:Unknown Beneficiaries of the Diane Paul Revocable Trust Agreement Dated June 15,2006 Last Known Residence:Unknown Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property located in Highlands County,Florida: LOTS 1 AND 2,BLOCK E,SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES SECTION 3,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8,PAGE 31,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 Aldridge Connors,LLP, plaintiff's attorney,at 1615 South Congress A venue,Suite 200,Delray Beach,Florida 33445 (Phone Number:561-392-6391), within 30 days of the first date of publication of this notice,and file the original with the SUBSCRIBE TO YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER THE NEWS-SUN TODAY! CALL 385-6155PLACE YOUR GARAGE SALE AD IN THE NEWS-SUN CALL 314-9876


Page A10News-SunSunday, December 15, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-484 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF ROBERT LEE DURHAM,III a.k.a.ROBERT L.DURHAM,III Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERT LEE DURHAM,III a.k.a.ROBERT L.DURHAM,III,deceased,whose date of death was October 1,2013,and whose social security number is XXX-XX-0116,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS A FTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-462 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF FREDERICK W.WATROUS a.k.a.FRED W.WATROUS a.k.a.FREDERICK WATROUS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of FREDERICK W.WATROUS a.k.a.FRED W.WATROUS a.k.a.FREDERICK WATROUS,deceased,whose date of death was October 11,2013,and whose social security number is XXX-XX-3272,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS A FTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 8,2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Amy Ruth Prevost 20 N.Main Street Ivoryton,CT 06442 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ David F.Lanier E-Mail Florida Bar No.045399 DAVID F.LANIER P.O.Box 400 A von Park,Florida 33826-0400 Telephone:(863)453-4457 December 8,15,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-483 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF RAYMOND ANTHONY KNAUF Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of RAYMOND ANTHONY KNAUF, deceased,File Number PC13-483,by the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was September 27,2013; that the total value of the estate is less than $75,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are:William R.Knauf,505 W.Victory Way,Newberry,MI 49868; Mary M.Labadie,410 W. A ve D,Newberry,MI 49868; James R. Knauf,3870 Walden Wood Dr.,Ann Arbor, MI 48105; and Patricia A.Johnson,1316 Batter park Dr.,North Myrtle Beach,SC 29582. A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 15,2013. A ttorney for Person Giving Notice: Charlotte C.Stone,Esq. A ttorney for William R.Knauf Florida Bar Number:21297 3200 U.S.Hwy 27 S.,Suite 307 Sebring,FL 33870 Telephone:(863) 402-5424 Fax:(863) 402-5425 Secondary Person Giving Notice: William R.Knauf 505 W.Victory Way Newberry,MI 49868 December 15,22,2013 (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 25th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk 13-10559 December 8,15,2013 1050LegalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 15, 2013Page A11 2002 DODGEVan 2500. Needs auto. transmission & battery. Engine Runs. $1100. obo Roof top Ladder rack/$50. Part rack for Van/$100 863-381-9699 1989 MERCURYMarquis GS, 4dr, A/C, power windows, automatic, 71,000 garage kept miles Good tires, regular service & oil change, Runs & Looks like New. $2950. Must Sell! 863-465-1713 or 863-465-9100 9450Automotive for SaleJEEP GRANDCHEROKEE 1999. $1500 obo. Call 863-253-1130 9440Sport UtilityVehiclesENGINE -Hoist (can be taken apart-smaller to transport). has engine lever. $300. obo / Gas engine air compressor (needs recoil & belt) $250. obo. 863-381-9699 9350Automotive Parts& AccessoriesHONDA CM,1982, 450E. Excel paint. Very good cond. $1000. Call 863-452-9899 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation88 CLUBCar DS in good condition. Runs well. headlights and taillights. shade and rear view mirrors. Asking $700. call 863-414-1227. 8500Golf CartsCAMPERBOLERFiberglass, 13 foot, ( can be towed by small car). Has A/C, Refrigerator, 3 Burner Stove, Sleeps 2 adults & 2 kids. Good tires & spare. $1500. 863-381-9699 8400RecreationalVehiclesLOUN BOAT9.9 Johnson Motor w/elec. start. Good cond. $1150 firm. Call 863-214-0461 8050Boats & Motors 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.Sun. 8 ?. 1505 Chloe Terrace. Baby clothes, household items & more! SEBRING 3FAMILY YARD SALE TOYS, BOOKS, CHRISTMAS ITEMS, VIDEOS, CLOTHES, REGULATION POOL TABLE, FURNITURE, COLLECTIBLES, GLASS WARE, MANY ITEMS $1 TO $5 EXCEPT FURNITURE, ESTATE ITEMS, ELECTRIC POWER CHAIR. FRI SAT SUN DEC 13, 14, 15 TURN ONTO 98 TOWARD SPRING LAKE. LOOK FOR SPRING LAKE HARDWARE ON RIGHT. 2ND LEFT AFTER HARDWARE TURN LEFT ONTO FLORAL DR. 4TH RIGHT TURN RIGHT ONTO ROLLING HILLS RD. JUST PAST DOGWOOD ON RIGHT LAKE PLACIDMulti-Family Yard Sale! Dec. 14-15. 8 2. Toys, train & race car beds, bush hog mower. Gym lockers, household items, etc. Dawg House Dr. off Henscratch. AVON PARKEstate Sale! Fri.Sat.Sun. 7am-?. 1411 W. Stratford Rd. Antiques, Disney figurines/Statues, Collectibles & more. Everything Must Go! AVON PARK* HUGE SALE 2400 N Huntington Rd. Sun, Mon & Tue, Dec. 15, 16 & 17, 9am ? Tools, TV, Eclectronics, Sm. Appliances, Computer access., Sports equip., Clothing,Toys, Some items NEW (still in box), Household Items. 7320Garage &Yard SalesTREADMILL EPICfolding model. Excel cond. $100. Must pick up. 863-699-0465 or 863-243-9384. 7310Bargain Buys RUBBER BEDMAT for a short bed pickup (Ford F150), in very good condition. $30. 863-453-7027 RCA TV27" Older model. Perfect working condition. $25. 863-402-1612 NEW SPARETire Carrier / Bolt or Clamp on for Trailers. $10. 863-453-7027 METAL CHOPSAW $30. 863-381-9699 FREON JUGRACK $50 863-381-8699 DEEP FRYERFamily Size / TFal brand. Used 3 times. $25. 863-402-1612 COASTER WAGONRed Radio Flier. $25. Call 305-304-9365 CALLAWAY DRIVERLadies 10 degree $40. Golf Hammock Area. 269-963-7817 BOOKS BOXof 75 Louis L'amour paperbacks for $45.00. Call 863-385-1563 BABY CRIB* CHILDLINE Excellent Condition! Ivory color, Includes all Linens (Comforter, Bumper pads & Sheets) $75. 863-381-1467 4 FT.CHRISTMAS TREE Artificial Green color, Excellent Condition. $13. Golf Hammock Area. 269-963-7817 7310Bargain BuysGREENHOUSE SMALLER,Turner, metal lean to w/door & vent. Needs new screening. $150. You remove. Original cost $587. Call 863-385-4648 7300Miscellaneous SECTIONAL SOFAW/recliner on each end. Very clean. Excel. cond. La-Z-Boy. $350. obo. Call 863-452-2443 DOUBLE RECLININGSOFA & LOVE SEAT La-Z-Boy. Earth tones. $500. 863-452-6439. EXTREMELYLOW PRICES Sun N' Lakes Lake Placid (South End Lake Grassy)113 Golfpoint Dr. 10AM-3PM Only Befor e Dec. 16. 6 Bookcases / 15 Big Shelves / 55 Moving Boxes / 4 2D Metal File Cab. / All Nice, Clean, Furniture 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING VERYSpacious, 2, 9,000lb. Car lifts, A/C compressor & lines equipped. Mechanic ready. 10,000sq.ft. Rent negotiable. Call 863-253-7514 6600Business & OfficesFor RentSEBRING SUNN Lake. Seasonal 4/2, 2 car garage. $2500. Call 920-459-8239. 6320Seasonal Property SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. 863-402-1142 NICE 3bedroom 2 bath house. new paint carpet & tile. near mall, $850. (561)662-7172 AVON PARK2 bedroom/1bath/carport.$650 per month,1st and last, plus $300security.863-257-0726 6300Unfurnished HousesCOME ENJOYthe lifestyle on beautiful Lake June Available for either seasonal or annual rental (minimum of two months). Call Tony at 561-339-1859 6250Furnished Houses*NORTH AVONPARK* 1BR, 1BA, W/S/G paid, you pay electric. 1 Adult preferred. 1 yr. lease. Deposit $300. $350 Monthly. Call 863-873-5433 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsAVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR. Available immediately Washer/Dryer, Microwave & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953 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 6000 Rentals PALM HARBORFACTORY LIQUIDATION SALE 6 models to choose from 1200 sq. ft. up to 2400 sq. ft. 12K OFF! John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details LEASE TOOWN 2/2 OR 2/1.5 mobile home. Completely remodeled. $500 per month $1000 security deposit. 3303 Highlander, 6126 or 6130 Oak Crest, Sebring. 863446-2414. DOUBLE WIDEmobile home on large lot in Paradise Village 55+ Park in Lake Placid. Freshly painted and cleaned throughout. New wood flooring. Great view of Lake Clay. Boating and boat slips available. New pavilion with activities. Sellers motivated and priced to sell. 517-260-1994 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 AVON MOBILEHOME PARK 55 PLUS. PARK MODEL, LOW LOT RENT. $4000. SORRY NO PETS. 863-449-1072 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesAVON PARK* Sell / Lease Option 3BR/2BA, 2 Car Garage. Just Remodeled! Large Corner Lot. $137,500. Owner Will Finance if needed. 954-270-5242 4060Homes for SaleAvon ParkFROSTPROOF 4BR,2BA, on Lake Clinch, where a yearly bass fishing tournament is held. Completely remodeled, new roof, bathroom, kitchen, tile floor, French door, patio, very flexible Lease-Option, or sell price $117,500. Owner financing. 954-270-5242 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialGENTLEMAN -SITTER CAREGIVER Experienced with References. 863-658-4837 2300Work Wanted SUNRISE COMMUNITY,INC. Is currently accepting applications for the position of: SUPPORTED LIVING COACH Qualified applicants must meet the following: 21 years old Valid FL drivers license B.A. degree in nursing; education; social behavioral or rehabilitative science Or experience in one of these fields year for year basis Must be able to pass Law Enforcement Background Screening and Drug Test ALL INTERESTED CAN APPLY IN PERSON AT: SUNRISE COMMUNITY, INC. 1014 6TH Avenue, South, Wauchula, FL 33873 PROGRAM DIRECTOR. Seeking a person to manage a Federal Regional Contract providing management and training assistance to non profit housing corporations throughout the Southeast. Management of personnel, communication skills, knowledge of accounting and computers are required. Multi-state travel required. Excellent salary and benefit package. Submit resume to POB 1987, Sebring, FL 33871 by 01/03/2014. EOE. OPHTHALMIC/OPTOMETRIC TECHNICIAN Seeking certified or experienced candidate to fill open position. Great benefits and pay. Email resume to: HOUSEKEEPING INRetail Environment as well as other locations as specified. Full-time. Exp. required. High school education. Must be able to lift 25lbs. or more. Ref's required. Apply in Person. Turner Furniture @ 2900 HWY 27 South, Avon Park Tues. Fri. 10-3. No phone calls please. COMMUNITY OUTREACH WRITER (PT) Application Deadline: 1/3/14. Please visit for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132. EA/EO. CITY OFAVON PARK Utility Engineer. Salary $50,000. DOQ. More at: Under employment. ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST. Excellent salary and benefit package if you are experienced in fund accounting, OMB Circulars and application of Indirect Cost Rates. Extensive work with Excel & Accounting software a must. Submit resume to POB 1987, Sebring, FL 33871-1987 by 01/03/2014. EOE. 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 1100AnnouncementsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000294 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. TAMMY M.HASKETT,et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To:TAMMY M.HASKETT,504 ZERVAS CT, SEBRING,FL 33870 KAREN A.KELLY,504 ZERVAS CT,SEBRING,FL 33870 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KAREN A.KELLY, 504 ZERVAS CT,SEBRING,FL 33870 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TAMMY M. HASKETT,504 ZERVAS CT,SEBRING,FL 33870 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED,CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows,to-wit: LOT 44,BUILDING B,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF LAS VILLAS AT KENILWORTH SUBIDIVISION,RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 17,PAGE 3,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 Sara Collins,McCalla Raymer,LLC,225 E.Robinson St.Suite 660,Orlando,FL 32801 and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the first publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 9th day of December,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 2149810 December 15,22,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000725 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK,NA, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS, CREDITORS,TRUSTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH, UNDER,OR AGAINST,CAROLYN S. MADISON,DECEASED,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: The Unknown Heirs,Devisees,Grantees, Assignees,Lienors,Creditors,Trustees,or other Claimants claiming by,through,under, or against,CAROLYN S.MADISON,deceased Last Known Address:Unknown Current Address:Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address:Unknown Current Address:Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County,Florida: LOT 8,AND THE NORTH 24 FEET OF LOT 9,AND THE SOUTH 7 FEET OF LOT 7, BLOCK 170,SEBRING HIGHLANDS,AS PER PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 97,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 2102 ORANGE BLOSSOM AVE SEBRING FL 33870-4831 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 January 21,2014, service on Plaintiff's attorney,or immediately thereafter; otherwise,a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 6th day of December,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk A lbertelli Law P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 PH 01744F01 **See the Americans with Disabilities Act If you a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court A dministrator,(863)534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Action; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711.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. December 15,22,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.13000804GCAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM D.AUSTIN,et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO:WILLIAM D.AUSTIN RESIDENT:Unknown LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:3238 SR 17TH NORTH, SEBRING,FL 33875 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in HIGHLANDS County,Florida: That part of Farm Lots 39 and 40,of DINNER LAKE SUBURB SUBDIVISION,according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 5,of the Public Records of DeSoto County,Florida,of which Highlands County was formerly a part,designated and delineated as Parcels 1,2,and 3,on the plat prepared by Roger E.Miller,dated March 21, 1963,and recorded in O.R.Book 327,Page 98,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida,and made a part hereof. has been filed against you,and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to this action on Phelan Hallinan PLC,attorneys for plaintiff,whose address if 2727 West Cypress Creek Road,Ft. Lauderdale,FL 33309,and file the original with the Clerk of the Court,within 30 days after the first publication of this notice,either before or immediately thereafter,January 14,2014 otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published one a week for two consecutive weeks in The News-Sun. DATED:December 3,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of the Court Movant counsel certifies that a bona fide effort to resolve this matter on the motion notice has been made or that,because of time consideration,such effort has not yet been made but will be made prior to the scheduled hearing. 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. PH #43413 December 8,15,2013 TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 8,2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Darrin Durham 201 County Road 435 Moulton,Alabama 35650-7131 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ David F.Lanier E-Mail Florida Bar No.045399 DAVID F.LANIER P.O.Box 400 A von Park,Florida 33826-0400 Telephone:(863)453-4457 December 8,15,2013 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000251 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.,SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. CAROL QUALLO,ET AL, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 19,2013,and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000251 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida in which Bank of America,N.A.,successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing,LP fka Countrywide Hone Loans Servicing,LP,is the Plaintiff and Carol Quallo also known as Carol M.Quallo,Dennis Quallo also known as Dennise M.Quallo, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, nominee for America's Wholesale Lender,Sebring Country Estates Civic Association,Inc.,Tenant #1 also known as Philomena McKnight,Tenant #2,The Unknown Spouse of Carol Quallo also known as Carol M.Quallo,The Unknown Spouse of Dennis Quallo also known as Dennise M.Quallo,are defendants,the Highlands County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement,Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870,Highlands County,Florida at 11:00 AM on the 14th day of January, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 5,IN BLOCK 27,OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION THREE,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 6,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 717 PORSCHE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33872-2801 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County,Florida this 20th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 002190F01 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 of Florida Relay Service 711.To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court,590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,Tel:(863) 402-6591; Fax: (863) 402-6664. December 8,15,2013SUBSCRIBE TO YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER THE NEWS-SUN TODAY! 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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK It was double-barrelled soccer action upon the grass of Joe Franza Stadium Friday night with Lake Placid visiting Avon Park. First up was the varsity girls match, which the Lady Dragons took by a 3-0 score. And though the progress being made by the Lady Red Devils isnt quite yet showing in the win column, the improvement on the field is evident. Theyre definitely getting a lot better as the season goes, noted Lake Placid head coach John Merlo. They are playing now with a purpose out there. Which is something Avon Park head coach Chris Sboto was glad to see as well. Lake Placid as a program is so much further ahead of us, and it was very sportsmanlike for them to not go with all their starters at the start, Sboto said. We want to be able to go out and compete, make teams work and were doing that. Weve put ourselves in position to win a couple of games, but we just havent gotten to the point of having someone that is a strong scorer, he continued. Theyre News-Sun Sunday, December 15, 2013 BSection Sports Dan Hoehne/News-Sun T he referee races around for a better view as Luis Sanchez works toward getting his pin T hursday night. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun files A llison Hoffner will be swinging away at Hiwassee College in Madisonville, TN after completing her senior season at Sebring. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING They didnt have many wrestlers, the visiting Highlanders, but the wrestlers they had were very good. But it was their lack of numbers that did Lake Wales in during Thursdays 48-24 match-win for the host Blue Streaks. Just six grapplers made up the Highlander roster, leaving a lot of weight classes open for Sebring to win by forfeit. Arnaitz Unanue, Sydney Shaw and William Hoyer got wins in such a manner in the first three weight classes, pushing the Streaks out to a big early lead. But when Lake Wales finally did take the mat, they began to cut into the lead. LaCorey Wertz got a pin win over Nestor Peralta, as did Brett Cerrone over Dalton Slade. Brandon Washburn won by forfeit in the 138 weight class, but Dewaine Snell got a decision win over Dakota Slade at 145. Bobby Soria then got another Highlander win at 152, as did Anthony Anderson at 160. But the next three classes went Sebrings way on forfeits and Heavyweight Luis Sanchez put the final seal on the Blue Streak win on a third-period pin of Jacob Tomlin. It was kind of what I expected, because our experience and strength is in the higher weight classes and most of them didnt get to wrestle tonight, head coach Josh Miller said afterward. But thats how our meets have gone this year. Well either fall behind early and Grapplin Blue Streaks escape from Lake Wales By DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The signi ng season got going a l ittle early Thursday as a nother Blue Streak s oftball player accepted a scholarship to continue h er career at the colleg iate level. Following in the foots teps of the likes of S ammy Lower, Nikki H elms and Amanda G rimaldo along with r ecent former teammates D ino Lower, Tayla D eSilva a nd her o wn c ousin C arly H offner A llison H offner s igned her n ame to p lay at the n ext level T hursday m orning deciding on H iwassee College in M adisonville, TN. The school, located m idway between C hattanooga and K noxville, recently b rought in long-time c oach Rickey Jennings t o reinvent the program t o itsearlier greatness. Jennings, with more t han 18 years experie nce, most recently was a n assistant at Hampton U niversity in Virginia, a nd made contact with H offner after seeing her r ecruiting profile on the N ational Collegiate S couting Association w ebsite. Adefensively strong c atcher, Hoffner batted .320 her junior season at Sebring and was also drawing interest from colleges in Minnesota and New York. When I visited Hiwassee, coach Jennings made me feel very welcomed, Hoffner said. We did a workout and then he took me on a tour of the campus and introduced me to a lot of staff members. We watched a basketball game with a lot of the girls on the softball team to get a feel for the school, she continued. After the game, we went to the dorms and hung out. After a while, I realized I didnt want to leave, and thats when I knew this was the school for me. As to the more northern locale than a native Floridian might be used to? Ive never seen show, she said. So the weather is going to be something new to experience. Hoffner plans to balance out her playing time while pursuing a science degree and eventually working in a veterinarians office, which is where the size of Hoffner headed to Hiwassee See HOFFNER, B4 Dan Hoehne/News-S un Lady Dragon Mary Grace Bates tries to keep control of the ball as Red Devil Rebecca Hall looks to knock it away Friday night. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Gus Owens heads to the hoop despite the efforts of Jose Rinald in Avon Parks Friday win over Lake Placid. Green Dragons sweep double dip from Devils See SOCCER, B4 News-Sun reportAVON PARK The Red Devils rebounded in a big way from Tuesdays surprising loss at Frostproof, overcoming an early deficit to run past Lake Placid 57-38 Friday night in the Avon Park gym. I did not even bring balls to practice and we just talked about how disappointed I was in my returning stars because they know what I expect attitude and respect wise, head coach Marty OHora said. So I did not start any of those guys in the first quarter tonight. And it was during that first quarter that an energized and efficient Green Dragon squad threatened to put it away early, racing out to as much as a 12-point lead. We went down and I told them they had to respond, they have to play together, OHora said. And they were great. They were cutting backdoor, making the extra pass, working the clock, taking good shots and were engaged during time outs. And all that began to go right for Avon Park, went t he opposite way for Lake Placid. The first quarter was good, but then w e just could not score, assistant coach Munnings said. You have to keep doing what you did to get the lead, and we didnt do that. That, and after the first quarter, nothing was going in. And so with their fortunes reversed, the Devils raced to the win going away. They played their best out there, OHora said. They listened to their coaches, they listened to each other and supported each other with positive praise. Devils, Dragons see hoops split See HOOPS, B4 See SEBRING, B3 Sebring48Lake Wales24 Avon Park57Lake Placid38 Lake Placid3Avon Park0 Allison Hoffner Sebring catcherThats when I knew this was the school for me.


Alumni Hoops fundraiserAVON PARK Former Avon Park and Sebring girls basketball players will lace up their high-tops once again Saturday, Dec. 28, for the Old School Jump-Off Girls Basketball fundraiser. The action gets underway in the Avon Park High School Gym, with a youth game at 6 p.m. and the Alumni game at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $8 at the door, $5 for early ticket purchase. There will also be concessions, prizes and a halftime show. So come on out and see some of your former favorties renew old rivalries. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Coach Daley at (863) 873-3903.Senior 70s SoftballSEBRING The Highlands County Senior 70s plus league will start Tuesday, 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.Hammock Half Marathon/5K SEBRING The 6th Annual Hammock Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk is set for Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 with a 7:30 a.m. starting time. Custom long-sleeve Dri-fit for Half Marathon and short-sleeve Dri-fit for the 5K. This years Half Marathon will also feature a team relay made up of up to four individuals running 3.0, 3.0, 3.0, and 3.1 mile sections. Relay entry rates apply to all relay tea m members and should be submitted toget her with team name by January 17 in ord er for proper awards to be ordered. Those desiring an entry form may co ntact race director Chet Brojek at cbr or by calling 385-473 6 and leaving a message. Entry fee for t he 5K is $20 thru January 17 and $30 aft er the 18th thru race day. Hammock Half Marathon fees are $3 5 thru January 17 and $45 after the 18th. Race day registration will be fro m 6:45-7:10 a.m. The race features custom trophies or plaques for overall, master and gran d master champions, trophies for first th ru third in 16 male and female age groups in the Half and Trophy to first in age grou ps and medals for 2nd and 3rd in the 5 K Run/Walk. Chip timing will be provided by Centr al Florida Striders. The Half Marathon is made up of tw o 6.5 mile loops that utilize the trails an d portions of the loop road. It is a challen ging course, but provides you a chance to see areas of the park that you would n ot ordinarily see, said a Striders club mem ber. Astep beyond the ordinary, you shou ld try running the Hammock Half on Janua ry 25. The proceeds of the race benefit t he Friends of Highlands Hammock Sta te Park who provide thousands of dollars of support to the park each year. Visit friendsofhighlandshammock.o rg for more information. Come join the fun at our 6th Annu al Hammock Half Marathon and 5 K Run/Walk. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England1030.769349287 Miami760.538286276 N.Y. Jets670.462226337 Buffalo490.308273334 South WLTPctPFPA y-Indianapolis850.615313316 Tennessee580.385292318 Jacksonville490.308201372 Houston2110.154250350 North WLTPctPFPA Cincinnati940.692334244 Baltimore760.538278261 Pittsburgh580.385291312 Cleveland490.308257324 West WLTPctPFPA x-Denver1130.786535372 Kansas City1030.769343224 San Diego770.500343311 Oakland490.308264337NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Philadelphia850.615334301 Dallas760.538357348 N.Y. Giants580.385251334 Washington3100.231279407 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans1030.769343243 Carolina940.692298188 Tampa Bay490.308244291 Atlanta3100.231282362 North WLTPctPFPA Detroit760.538346321 Chicago760.538368360 Green Bay661.500316326 Minnesota391.269315395 West WLTPctPFPA x-Seattle1120.846357205 San Francisco940.692316214 Arizona850.615305257 St. Louis580.385289308 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Thursdays Game San Diego 27, Denver 20 Sundays Games Philadelphia at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Seattle at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. New England at Miami, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Carolina, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at Tennessee, 4:25 p.m. New Orleans at St. Louis, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m. Mondays Game Baltimore at Detroit, 8:40 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSAFC Quarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt Manning, DN58039348114710 Rivers, SD4823374048289 Rthlsbrgr, PIT500 32037242410 Brady, NE523 3183685219 Campbell, CLE197 116132493 Rushers AttYds AvgLGTD Charles, KC23811614.884610 Mathews, SD23610124.29515 Moreno, DN224 9394.1925t10 Johnson, TEN217 8203.7830t5 Jones-Drew, JX208719 3.46485 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD Johnson, HOU95127713.462t5 Brown, PIT90124113.8567 Thomas, DN78119415.378t11 A.. Green, CIN78117515.182t8 Edelman, NE7677510.2445 NFC Quarterbacks AttComYdsTDInt Foles, PHL2181351970201 A. Rodgers, GB251168 2218154 Brees, NO519 353 4107338 R. Wilson, SEA330 213 2871237 J. McCown, CHI220 1471809131 Rushers AttYdsAvgLGTD McCoy, PHL26113055.0057t7 Peterson, MN26812214.5678t10 Forte, CHI23410734.60557 Lynch, SEA24410424.274310 A. Morris, WAS21810274.7145t6 Receivers NoYds AvgLGTD Garcon, WAS89101711.4443 B. Marshall, CHI84109013.0449 Johnson, DET75134818.08712 J. Graham, NO74104614.156t14 Cruz, NYG71973 13.770t4EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston2282469064 Montreal19113418673 Tampa Bay18103398777 Detroit1599398887 Toronto16143359096 Ottawa131463294106 Florida111752776108 Buffalo7232165494 Metropolitan Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh221014510173 Washington171233710093 Carolina13137337693 Columbus14153318288 Philadelphia14153317286 N.Y. Rangers15171317288 New Jersey12156307585 N.Y. Islanders91952383117WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago23655112993 St. Louis21634510670 Colorado2190428771 Minnesota18115417980 Dallas14115338489 Nashville15143337490 Winnipeg14145338694 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim22754910887 San Jose20664610679 Los Angeles2174468863 Vancouver19105439281 Phoenix18854110397 Calgary121542881101 Edmonton112032591117 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Tampa Bay 2, Detroit 1, SO Colorado 4, Winnipeg 3, SO Columbus 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Philadelphia 2, Montreal 1 Ottawa 2, Buffalo 1 St. Louis 6, Toronto 3 Nashville 3, Dallas 1 Calgary 2, Carolina 1, OT Phoenix 6, N.Y. Islanders 3 Boston 4, Edmonton 2 San Jose 3, Minnesota 1 Fridays Games Florida 3, Washington 2, SO Pittsburgh 3, New Jersey 2 Vancouver 4, Edmonton 0 Saturdays Games Calgary at Buffalo, late Los Angeles at Ottawa, late Dallas at Winnipeg, late Chicago at Toronto, late Pittsburgh at Detroit, late Tampa Bay at New Jersey, late Montreal at N.Y. Islanders, late St. Louis at Columbus, late San Jose at Nashville, late Carolina at Phoenix, late Minnesota at Colorado, late Boston at Vancouver, late Sundays Games Philadelphia at Washington, 3 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 5 p.m. Florida at Montreal, 6 p.m. Calgary at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 8 p.m.SCORINGLEADERSGPGAPTS Crosby, PIT33162844 Kane, CHI34172542 Getzlaf, ANH31162238 Malkin, PIT3183038 Tavares, NYI33132437 Perry, ANH34211536 Ovechkin, WAS3026935 Steen, StL30221335 Backstrom, WAS3282634 Thornton, SJ3252934 Kunitz, PIT33171532 Sharp, CHI34151732EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston 1114.440 Toronto 813.3811 Brooklyn815.3482 Philadelphia717.2923.5 New York616.2733.5 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 166.727 Atlanta 1211.5224.5 Charlotte1013.4356.5 Washington912.4296.5 Orlando 716.3049.5 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana 203.870 Detroit 1113.4589.5 Chicago 912.42910 Cleveland913.40910.5 Milwaukee518.21715WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio184.818 Houston168.6673 Dallas 1310.5655.5 New Orleans1110.5246.5 Memphis1012.4558 Northwest Division WLPctGB Portland194.826 Oklahoma City184.818.5 Denver 139.5915.5 Minnesota1112.4788 Utah 619.24014 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers159.625 Phoenix139.5911 Golden State1311.5422 L.A. Lakers1012.4554 Sacramento615.2867.5 ___ Thursdays Games Brooklyn 102, L.A. Clippers 93 Portland 111, Houston 104 Fridays Games Cleveland 109, Orlando 100 Indiana 99, Charlotte 94 Toronto 108, Philadelphia 100 Boston 90, New York 86 Atlanta 101, Washington 99, OT Detroit 103, Brooklyn 99 Oklahoma City 122, L.A. Lakers 97 New Orleans 104, Memphis 98 Chicago 91, Milwaukee 90 San Antonio 117, Minnesota 110 Phoenix 116, Sacramento 107 Utah 103, Denver 93 Houston 116, Golden State 112 Saturdays Games L.A. Clippers at Washington, late L.A. Lakers at Charlotte, late Cleveland at Miami, late Atlanta at New York, late Toronto at Chicago, late Portland at Philadelphia, late Milwaukee at Dallas, late San Antonio at Utah, late Sundays Games Houston at Sacramento, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Memphis, 6 p.m. Portland at Detroit, 6 p.m. Orlando at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Golden State at Phoenix, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Denver, 8 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSSCORING FGFTPTSAVG Durant, OKC19520162828.5 Anthony, NYK19913956425.6 James, MIA19812655125.0 Love, MIN17713754424.7 Harden, HOU15015349324.7 REBOUNDS OFFDEFTOTAVG Love, MIN8721730413.8 Howard, HOU9023032013.3 Jordan, LAC10021031012.9 Drummond, DET12018430412.7 Cousins, SAC5715821510.8 ASSISTS GASTAVG Paul, LAC2326311.4 Wall, WAS211939.2 Curry, GOL211889.0 Rubio, MIN231928.3 Holiday, NOR211718.1BASEBALLNational League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSAcquired OF Brandon Jacobs from the Chicago White Sox and RHP A.J. Schugel from the Los Angeles Angels as the players to be named in an earlier three-team trade. Acquired OF Todd Glaesmann from Tampa Bay to complete an earlier trade.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLSAgreed to terms with G D.J. Augustin. NEW ORLEANS PELICANSWaived F Josh Childress.FOOTBALLNational Football League JACKSONVILLE JAGUARSReleased DE Jeremy Mincey. KANSAS CITY CHIEFSReleased WR Chad Hall and DT Jerrell Powe. NEW YORK JETSPlaced WR Stephen Hill on injured reserve. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Boys Soccer at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Desoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Hardee,5 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.McKeel,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs McKeel,6 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Sebring,5 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Mulberry,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Mulberry,7:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Girls Basketball at Lake Region,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Auburndale, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Auburndale,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting vs.Hardee, Lake Placid,5 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Soccer vs.Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Lake Wales, 6/7:30 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Mulberry,8 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Mulberry,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Mulberry,6 p.m. FRIDAY: Girls Basketball at Lake Region,6 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Ft.Meade,8 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Ft.Meade,6 p.m. C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L T U E S D A Y 7 p m Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh. . . . . . E S P N 9 p m Florida vs. Memphis . . . . . . . . E S P N 9 p m Missouri State at Louisville . . . . . E S P N 2 W O M E N S C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L T U E S D A Y 7 p m Connecticut at Duke. . . . . . . . E S P N 2 Times, games, channels all subject to change B O W L I N G S U N D A Y 1 p m PBA Chameleon Championship . . E S P N G O L F S U N D A Y 9 : 3 0 a m Thailand Golf Championship . . . . G O L F 1 p m Franklin Templeton Shootout . . . . G O L F 2 p m PNC Father/Son Challenge . . . . . G O L F 2 p m Franklin Templeton Shootout . . . . . N B C 4 p m PNC Father/Son Challenge . . . . . . N B C N H L S U N D A Y 5 p m Tampa Bay at Detroit . . . . . . . . S U N T U E S D A Y 7 p m Tampa Bay at N.Y. Islanders . . . . . S U N N F L S U N D A Y 1 p m New England at Miami . . . . . . C B S 6 1 p m San Francisco at Tampa Bay . . . . . F O X 4 p m N.Y. Jets at Carolina . . . . . . . C B S 1 0 4 : 2 5 p m Green Bay at Dallas . . . . . . . . F O X 8 : 3 0 p m Cincinnati at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . N B C M O N D A Y 8 : 2 5 p m Baltimore at Detroit . . . . . . . . E S P N LIVESPORTSONTV NFL NHL NBA Transactions Page B2 News-SunSunday, December 15, 2013 By JOHN ZENOR Associated PressAlabamas Nick Saban is staying put, apparently for the duration of his coaching career. The university announced Friday night that Saban has reached a long-term agreement to remain with the Crimson Tide. We are very pleased to have this agreement completed, Saban said in a statement. (Wife) Terry and our family are very happy in Tuscaloosa. It has become home to us. This agreement allows us to continue to build on the tremendous success that we have enjoyed to this point successes that have transcended the football field. We are excited about the future and the University of Alabama is where I plan to end my coaching career. Alabama didnt release terms of the deal, which must be approved by the board of trustees. Saban received an eight-year deal in March 2012 worth about $5.6 million annually and seems likely to remain college footballs highestpaid coach. The agreement quells speculation that Saban would take over at Texas if Mack Brown steps down. Saban, who turned 62 on Oct. 31, has led the Tide to three national championships in the past four years with no signs of fading from annual contention. Coach Saban is the best in the business and has led our program to the pinnacle of college football, Alabama athletic director Bill Battle said. This agreement is a strong indication of our mutual commitment to building on the foundation he has established. The third-ranked Tide was on the verge of another Southeastern Conference, and perhaps national title, before losing 34-28 to No. 2 Auburn in the regular-season finale on a last-play 109yard return of a missed field goal. Alabama will play Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2 in New Orleans. Saban has said multiple times that hes too old to go someplace else and start over. Im very committed to the University of Alabama, love being here, he said in November. Weve talke d about it before. Dont need to talk about it agai n. But that didnt stop the speculation and rumors that he was bound for Texas amid reports that Brown was on his way out. Brown didnt address his future at Texas at Friday nights annual tea m banquet, while acknowledging distractions for his team. Saban is 74-14 in seven seasons at Alabama, with at least 11 wins in five o f the last six years and a string of top-rated recrui ting classes. The Tide was trying to become the first team to win three straight nationa l titles since the 1930s. Saban has been mentioned as a candidate for various openings in the NFLand college during his tenure. Thats no surprise give n his track record in the college ranks. Saban is the only coach to win four BCS national titles, including the 2003 cham pionship at LSU. He returned to the SEC after going 15-17 in two seasons with the Miami Dolphins. Saban, Alabama reach long-term agreement


Female Open Winner Name Age Chip Time Maria Munoz 16 21:33.3 Female 7 and under Kendal Lambert 733:01.8 Tera Lynn Price 6 33:52.9 Riley Sevigny 7 37:00.2 Ava Murfield 7 38:01.5 Annabelle Penfield 7 40:45.8 Shaylee Laufer 7 47:11.7 Baylee Sevigny 5 54:05.8 Karlee Jackson 4 57:49.9 Female 8 to 10 Zoe Wortinger 9 22:48.4 Cadence Osborn 9 29:09.7 Abigail Penfield 1031:04.3 Kendall Gall 8 31:40.5 Alicia Perry 9 43:44.8 Madison Murfield 1044:26.8 Hadley Jackson 1049:33.0 Madyson Payne 8 49:56.4 Heidi Neff 9 56:45.1 Alena Vasquez 9 56:47.3 Addie Ferguson 9 57:50.3 Female 11 to 13 Destiny Cornelius 13 27:40.0 Katelyn Vanfleet 12 28:44.2 Madeline Whitney 12 29:53.9 Isabelle Todd 12 30:37.9 Janelle Dague 11 31:05.6 Elisabeth Vanfleet 11 31:14.3 Heaven-Leigh Egan 12 36:18.9 Cameron Gall 11 36:23.5 Cambrie Landress 13 39:28.2 Hailey Hood 11 43:34.6 Bailey Spurlock 11 44:26.3 Courtney Harris 12 48:45.7 Kinsley Jackson 11 49:46.2 Katelyn New 13 51:22.9 Kelli Sullivan 13 51:23.3 Female 14 to 19 Savannah Oldfield 14 24:01.6 Hannah Farr 16 28:36.5 Kimber Harris 16 29:12.3 Kolby Lipe 19 31:59.0 Sydney Esquibel 14 36:57.4 Madison Hargrove 14 41:33.2 Madison New 15 41:40.4 Katelyn Fiedler 16 49:08.6 Madison Jackson 15 49:46.1 Cassandra Sullivan 16 51:23.3 Elizabeth New 15 51:43.5 Kathryn Welch 18 52:27.7 Emma Springle 14 57:03.2 Female 20 to 24 Brittany Smith 24 28:36.2 Elke Tagesson 22 32:23.5 Charlotte Busch 23 32:46.5 Nastasia Markewicz 23 38:06.1 Sarah Hall 22 47:20.0 Shannon Riggs 24 52:16.9 Megan Stadie 20 57:04.4 Female 25 to 29 Cassie Maresh 28 23:14.6 Tabitha Spiker 28 23:16.0 Hilary Fiocca 25 23:48.6 Kontessa Knauer 28 24:01.1 Emily Harrison 29 29:02.7 Sol Vazquez 25 29:10.3 Patricia Smith 26 30:36.6 Sherilyn Pearsall 29 42:51.6 Katherine Eures 27 51:22.2 Bethany Harkey 27 51:22.4 Desiree Vincent 29 52:00.6 Jennifer Santana 28 53:34.1 Amanda Hill 27 54:02.3 Sierra Ruch 26 55:11.3 Kayla Jackson 27 1:05:39.9 Female 30 to 34 Nikki McGee 32 26:02.2 Melissa Chovance 32 28:08.8 Andrea White 30 28:20.7 Trisha Johnson 34 29:05.7 Kelly Marshall 30 30:43.1 Dorothy Lyons 33 33:18.9 Amanda Maghan 34 33:18.9 Lacy Virkler 33 35:56.0 Erin Goudge 32 38:02.9 Heather Stephenson 33 38:29.9 Courtney Floyd 31 42:22.7 Kristine Albritton 31 44:22.6 Amanda Carter 30 46:32.9 Sara Laverty 30 46:33.3 Shawna Laufer 31 47:11.4 Viola Piller 30 48:12.4 Kerri Fitch 34 51:23.5 Janice Pereira 30 52:10.5 Kimberly Ferguson 30 52:56.3 Melinda Pollitt 32 53:45.6 Erin Galimba 32 53:59.7 Tiffany Sevigny 33 54:05.8 Ashley Byrd 30 59:32.9 Female 35 to 39 Joan Aguilar 37 24:09.2 Laura Van Fleet 37 25:06.2 Heather Esquibel 37 26:22.3 Carrie Cornelius 36 28:45.9 Megan McNamara 36 31:11.4 Shannon Sapp 37 32:19.4 Kim Price 37 33:53.1 Tiffany Gunn 37 34:52.2 Frannie Gillilan 38 38:02.3 Sharla Smith 38 38:02.5 Tina Ramkissoon 39 39:07.6 Megan Parketon 36 42:35.3 Christina Perry 35 43:45.0 Sally Hood 35 43:46.2 Kimberly Lambert 35 45:11.8 Sherry McGrath 36 49:03.8 Norissa Wollard 35 51:23.6 Charika Hodo 35 54:36.3 Courtney Murfield 35 54:36.3 Kelli Jackson 39 57:52.1 Dena Sboto 36 1:05:33.1 Female 40 to 44 Brandi Rankin 40 31:29.8 Cathy Truelove 44 31:32.9 Pamela Lanier 42 31:54.5 Trudy Benton 41 33:33.9 Melissa Blackman 41 34:00.5 Marsha May 42 36:55.6 Vicki Musselman 43 37:07.6 Dorothy Harris 44 38:20.3 Sara Baldridge 42 38:42.9 Linda Payne 44 42:21.8 Alisha Springle 40 45:13.0 Mindy Whitney 40 46:34.0 Damara Hutchins 40 47:24.0 Julia Hitt 44 47:33.2 Michelle Roberts 44 47:33.4 Mary Beth Przychocki 41 48:45.7 Judy New 44 49:45.0 Marcia Hargrove 42 52:10.5 Amy Love 42 52:17.7 Tina Starling 40 52:56.3 Jennifer Langston 44 53:45.9 Teresa Dague 40 55:48.9 Valerie Ming 44 56:36.2 Brandi Stadie 40 57:04.3 Marcy Neff 41 57:21.2 Erin Welch 42 1:01:01.2 Female 45 to 49 Paula Lunt 47 23:31.0 Dana Orourke 46 30:28.4 Deborah Witmer 48 31:29.2 Shelly Word 46 32:29.7 Tammy Williams 46 33:33.9 Penelope Jahna 49 33:50.4 Laura Waldon 47 35:26.1 Mary Jo Grice 49 38:48.4 Virginia Landress 47 39:27.9 Shari Flowers 48 43:38.2 Sharon Longshore 45 43:40.9 Karen Bolin 48 45:09.2 Reese Jones 47 45:32.9 Trish Best 46 46:03.7 Kim Jahna 46 49:31.2 Judy Bassett 45 49:49.1 Donna Scherlacher 48 49:50.7 Judy Brown 47 49:50.8 Trisha Wright 47 52:17.1 Leigh Ann Brimlow 46 52:35.6 Penny Smith 49 55:32.8 Female 50 to 54 Pam Farr 51 27:27.7 Kimberly Smith 50 27:34.2 Joni Gergen 51 43:42.3 Jeanette Phipps 53 45:09.2 Doreen Pearlman 51 45:10.1 Tracy Terango 52 45:33.0 Jackie McKee 52 49:28.1 Mary Pinson 53 49:28.3 Rhonda Hunter 52 49:30.7 Andrea Brown 50 49:31.4 Kimberly Hill 50 54:02.2 Nancy Piller 53 59:32.9 Barbara Jared 50 1:01:01.2 Female 55 to 59 Brenda Rickert 57 27:29.5 Pat Caton 56 30:39.9 Deborah Webber 57 31:29.3 Martie Brooker 58 32:22.9 Debi Marine 58 32:30.6 Suzie Gentry 57 40:55.9 Beverly Dunn 59 44:30.3 Susan Cook 57 45:35.4 Debi Yandell 57 46:52.7 Ramonita Pacheco 59 47:56.7 Linda Tagesson 55 49:45.3 Frieda Fitch 57 51:43.8 Linda Connelly 56 52:47.2 Kelly Connelly 55 53:07.0 Maryann Hodge 59 55:32.0 Susan G. Cook 57 1:05:33.2 Mary Jackson 55 1:05:39.4 Female 60 to 64 Mary Brozak 60 32:24.2 Bettye Hart 62 42:07.8 Lucretia Brannon 63 42:44.0 Judy Massam 64 47:15.9 Laura Bowen 62 49:03.4 Marge Feduchka 62 51:54.8 Idava Rodgers 60 52:01.5 Judy Klostermann 62 57:52.7 Female 65 to 69 Mary Plott 68 38:20.1 Evelyn Frazier 67 45:10.1 Linda Elder 65 45:35.5 Edde King 65 48:59.7 Judy Bateman 67 49:59.6 Viny Crews 66 52:47.3 Female 70 to 74 Lois Hotchkiss 73 32:21.7 Nel Walriven 72 37:27.2 Julianne Creed 72 47:58.1 Janice Stevens 70 48:55.5 Carolyn Downing 71 52:00.8 Mary Morrell 70 53:52.6 Kaye Wise 70 56:43.4 Female 75 to 79 Betty Howard 78 50:25.5 Charlotte Cooper 76 53:51.2 Male Open Winner Eric Foster 16 17:27.2 Male 7 and under Owen Miller 6 29:59.9 Austin Ulm 7 32:36.6 Cline Pritchett 6 36:10.3 Joel Smith 7 37:34.8 Chris Garrison 7 44:18.1 Kaiden Gurganus 7 44:51.0 Landon Piller 7 48:12.2 Ben Byrd 5 58:47.0 Male 8 to 10 Zachary Van Fleet 8 23:50.0 Griffin Hall 9 23:50.5 Bud Cox 8 25:54.3 Jaxon McCracken 8 30:00.6 Mason Price 10 31:22.6 Jayden Bolin 8 31:32.8 Jordan Egan 10 35:35.2 Alex Musselman 9 37:07.5 Braden Brimlow 8 37:50.1 Dalton Hood 10 39:25.4 Brad Benton 8 40:43.2 Tek Padgett 1042:38.0 Cole Vanderpool 10 42:43.5 Male 11 to 13 Chandler Gowan 13 19:32.2 Dylan Branch 12 19:34.2 Samuel Aguilar 13 24:24.6 Finn Losa 12 25:57.0 Zachary Miller 11 26:38.3 Elijah Martinez 11 27:37.8 Brandon Frazier 12 28:56.9 Kevin Myers 11 28:57.2 Bryce Langston 13 30:20.6 Hunter Vanderpool 12 36:09.1 Chase Doty 12 36:18.3 Joshua Brown 12 36:19.4 Zach Best 11 36:26.8 Joshua Fowler 13 41:38.4 Declan Longshore 12 44:26.7 Antonio Vasquez 11 49:41.5 Male 14 to 19 Damian Foster 16 17:34.5 Malcolm Holdman 16 17:49.0 Lukas High 15 18:44.6 Trevor Doty 14 21:05.8 Cole Rankin 16 25:46.9 Gary Gergen 18 26:48.8 Zack Farr 18 26:51.6 Koy McGrath 16 27:00.0 Gerig Blackman 15 27:12.5 Jared Carter 15 41:33.1 Dalton Payne 15 49:57.0 Male 20 to 24 Damyan Byrd 23 23:01.0 Brandon Gunn 20 23:44.7 Kyle Jahna 20 24:48.5 Justin Chin 23 25:46.4 Greg Gentry 20 25:53.3 Michael Gergen 22 30:33.4 Spencer Caton 22 36:37.0 Kenny Serrano 23 1:00:21.0 Male 25 to 29 Richard Flores 28 19:05.1 Harold Campbell 28 21:08.0 Josh Grangroth 26 27:24.9 Nick Konstantinidis 25 33:36.7 Joseph Rivera 25 46:57.0 Kadeen Cuencas 25 51:39.1 Male 30 to 34 Jeremy Vincent 31 25:37.3 Jeremy Byrd 30 26:23.7 Eric Marshall 30 27:52.6 Chad Pritchett 34 28:42.0 Robert Piller 31 30:48.7 Mark Sevigny 32 37:00.8 Joshua Virkler 32 37:35.2 Adam Crews 33 52:20.5 James Ruch 30 55:11.5 Bo Jackson 31 1:05:57.2 Male 35 to 39 Bert Cox 38 21:52.6 Shane White 36 25:41.0 Brian Van Fleet 39 25:56.4 Tony Darrow 38 27:47.0 Chuck Frazier 39 29:58.5 Jason True 37 30:28.7 Michael Floyd 36 31:40.9 Andrew Judah 38 40:08.8 Thad Penfield 38 40:45.8 Chris Fowler 39 41:38.4 Aydin Brannon 39 42:33.2 Justin Albritton 36 45:15.1 Nick McGrath 39 49:29.0 Matt Sboto 36 1:05:34.1 Male 40 to 44 Chris Doty 44 19:53.9 Cliff Springsteen 43 28:26.4 Eric Rankin 42 29:21.5 Robert Dague 41 33:05.6 Bryant Musselman 42 37:07.7 Michael Eastman 44 37:29.8 Christopher Hutchins 41 40:18.6 Keith Starling 44 40:39.8 Alden Pearsall 41 42:51.3 Male 45 to 49 Ernest Gelinas 47 24:48.8 Noel Jahna 49 24:51.0 Lou Aguilar 47 27:27.7 James Smith 47 35:15.7 Jose Serrano 49 1:00:27.8 Male 50 to 54 Patrick High 51 17:38.8 Ron Smith 50 24:30.6 Scott Gergen 53 27:08.0 Farris Jahna 52 27:56.5 Rick McCoy 54 30:09.3 Greg Pearlman 50 30:15.1 Barry Jones 51 31:42.1 Steve Farr 53 34:01.9 Nelson Pacheco 54 40:01.3 Mort Jackson 54 1:06:27.0 Male 55 to 59 Chuck Best 58 24:30.7 Carl Morehouse 57 43:11.9 Keith Hunnicutt 57 47:53.5 Dennis Crews 57 52:19.1 David Lind 57 57:55.3 Edwin Serrano 55 1:00:27.4 Male 60 to 64 Randall Severn 60 26:21.9 Anthony Brannon 64 42:33.4 John Elder 64 46:46.1 Dennis Dunn 60 1:04:25.1 Male 65 to 69 Ronald Sevigny 66 41:01.3 Howard Hart 66 44:01.6 Male 70 to 74 Jim Dingman 71 40:37.9 www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 15, 2013 Page B3 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 12/15/13; 0 0 0 3 4 5 2 8 Wednesday, Jan. 1 Activity: New Years Day H ike (approx. 7 miles) Location: Arbuckle W ildlife Management Area ( WMA) Located east of Avon Park i n Polk County 5 miles south o f Frostproof and is part of t he Lake Wales Ridge State F orest which was purchased b y the state to protect numerous rare and endangered plants and animals. Meet at south gate entrance. Bring: Snacks, water, lunch sun and insect protection. Contact David Waldrop at 863-605-3587, or email: for meet-up time and other details. Heartland Trail Association upcoming activities 2013 Jingle Bell Run Age Group Results Friday, Dec. 13 t hen when the heavier w eights go, we start scoring a nd get the win. But those Lake Wales w restlers were very good a nd it was a good learning e xperience for some of our k ids. The team doesnt have much time to relax as they were off to the Okeechobee Duals Saturday morning. Then theyll have nearly a week before returning to the mats with a trip the weekend of Dec. 20 to the Immokalee Duals. Continued from B1 Sebring gets tough win


definitely getting better and I cant be anything but happy with the effort they gave for me tonight. Which was evident throughout as they made nothing easy for the Dragons. It was scoreless through the first 20 minutes, as Merlo used his bench liberally. And even after the strong starting unit came in after the first-half water break, Avon Park held them off. Then, off a carom from an indirect kick, the ball bounced around amongst a flurry of feet in front of the goal and was put in for Lake Placids opening score, with Stephanie Bennett getting credit. The 1-0 lead stood through the half and for more than 10 minutes into the second stanza. But then sparkplug Rosa Ramirez began firing and would break through for two goals within four minutes, at the 61:22 mark and again at 65:20. This was a key win for us, Merlo said. With this, were locked into second place in the district. Had we tied or lost, then it was mathmatically possible for Mulberry to catch us. McKeel leads the District 10-2Astandings at 5-0-1 with the Dragons at 3-1-3, and having recently given McKeel their lone tie. In Fridays nightcap, the progress of the boys Red Devil team was also apparent as they broke out to a 1-0 lead on the district-leading Dragons. But Lake Placid came storming back and scored five unanswered goals for a 5-1 win. The scoring was spread out, with five separate Dragons Carlos SantanaBravo, Yoyi Gomez, Ricky Morales, Osvaldo Orduna and Diego Mireles getting into the scoring column. Avon Park next faces Mulberry on Monday, while Lake Placid goes on the road and out of district Monday with a match at DeSoto. In other county soccer action Friday, the Sebring boys topped Tenoroc at home by a 2-0 score with goalkeeper Brandon Boyer serving up the shutout. The win moves the Streaks percentage points ahead of Lake Wales for second place in District 11-3A. Auburndale sits atop the standings at 8-0, with Sebring at 4-2-1 and the Highlanders at 5-3. Up in Lakeland, the Lady Streaks got two goals from Scheele Grimes, but couldnt stave off the Lady Titans for a 3-3 tie. On the girls side of the district standings, Lake Wales sits in the top spot at 7-0-1, with Auburndale second at 5 1-1 and Sebring third at 5-21. Both Streaks squads will face a tough test next time out as they will square off with Auburndale Tuesday. Page B4 News-SunSunday, December 15, 2013 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; dec ads p/u; 0 0 0 3 4 0 8 0 Matinee Series 3x10.5 color 00034582 H iwassee became more a ppealing. I was looking for a small s chool because being a stud ent athlete is going to be c hallenging, she said. For m e, a small school is less o verwhelming. And while it might be a b it overwhelming to go to a p rogram that is in somewhat o f a rebuilding phase, Hoffner saw that as an extra incentive. Its more than just playing the game, she said. I, along with my teammates, are a part of setting the high standards that coach Jennings is expecting. We also plan on doing a scrimmage game against the University of Tennessee which will be a great experience, Hoffner continued. Im also excited about traveling to games in other states like Georgia, Virginia and Alabama. Which goes to show, even at a small school, opportunities abound which sounds like a great fit for Allison Hoffner. I just want to thank my parents and grandparents for always supporting me, she said. Without them, none of this would be possible. Continued from B1 Dan Hoehne/News-S un Above: Osvaldo Orduna revs up to blast a shot toward the goal in the Dragons 5-1 win at Avon Park. Below: Lake Placids Eden Taylor and Avon Parks Alyssa Cloud battle for the ball Friday night in the Dragons 3-0 win. Courtesy photo A llison Hoffner drew quite a crowd for her scholarship signing to Hiwassee College T hursday morning. Standing, left to right, Sebring Athletic Director Terry Quarles, assistant softball coach Bobby Sexton, head softball coach Joe Sinness, assistant principal Ilene Eshelman and JV head coach Larry Johnson. Seated with Hoffner are mom Jodi and dad Scott. Hoffner ready for big experience Continued from B1 Soccer sweep for Lake Placid They came back from 1 2 down to win by 19, he c ontinued. That loss to F rostproof was probably t he best thing that happ ened to this team. Down in Lake Placid, a s imilar scenario was playi ng out, but in the opposite w ay as the Dragons c limbed out of an early h ole for a 43-36 win. The Lady Devils were s parked by Toryana Jones a nd Kayla Sharpe early as t he team tried recovering f rom Thursdays 55-22 blowout at the hands of Sebring. Jones and Sharpe scored six points each in the opening eight m inutes to get Avon Park o ut to a 12-8 lead. Raveen Gobourne had a ll eight of the Lady D ragons points in the perio d. But Lake Placid started s preading the scoring a round in the second stanz a, as five girls got into the s coring column and made f or an 11-5 edge that put t he halftime score at 19-17 i n favor of the Dragons. The Devils got a bucket e ach from Connie D ewberry, Briana Rogue a nd Sharpe in the third, but t hat would be all they c ould muster. Lake Placid, meanwhile, s aw Jenny Herstein hit to s hots, one a three-pointer, a nd got scores from Annie W eber-Callahan, Shaquavia G ayle, and three points from Gobourne to get a 136 margin for the quarter and extend the lead to 3223. Avon Park then looked to get back into it as the offense heated up over the final eight minutes. Toryana Jones and Imani Tate each scored twice and Kennedea Jones drained a trey. But Lake Placid just about matched them with Gorbourne geeting two baskets and a free throw and Quiahja Williams adding two scores of her own to help provide for the final margin. Gobourne lead all scorers on the night with 17 and Weber-Callahan added eight. Toryana Jones paced the Devils with 13 and Sharpe had eight. In Sebring, the Lady Blue Streaks continued their winning ways and remained near the top of the District 11-5Astandings. Battling a tough and physical DeSoto squad, Sebring came away with a 44-33 win over the Lady Bulldogs. The Streaks travel to Lake Region Monday and host Clewiston Tuesday. Continued from B1 Hoops wins for Devil boys, Lady Dragons Lake Placid43Avon Park36 Avon Park head coachThat loss to Frostproof was probably the best thing that happened to this team.


Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Young A rtists String Orchestra ( YASO) will performing its f ourth annual Christmas E xtravaganza Concert this y ear at the Sebring Circle T heatre on Thursday. B ecause the 7 p.m. concert i s sold out, an earlier concert h as been added at 5:30 p.m. For tickets at $5 each ( 863) 659-4541 or 386-0414. T ickets for the 5:30 concert o nly will be sold at the door i f tickets are available. YASO, under the direction o f Diane Osborne, is comp osed of 14 young people, a ges 9-17 from as far away a s Port St. Lucie. YASO began in 2009 when a few parents approached Osborne about starting an orchestra for their children. I had hopes to not only teach music and the love of playing, but to encourage them to study to show themselves approved unto Godin their music, Osborne explains. The only requirement to be in the orchestra is to take private music lessons. Assistant conductors are Peggy Essex-Klammer and Bill Hawthorne. Both are well-known musicians in their fields and teach viola, cello, and string bass. Osborne is a violin teacher and has been a concert violinist all over the United States and into Alaska and Ukraine. Since 2009, several of these students have become advanced and are playing at events in the community. Osborne is recommending her young Concert Mistress to beginning violin students now that her studio is full. She is also being trained to conduct the orchestra. Further evidence of the progress of Osbornes vision can be found in a list of the recent performances: four sold-out concerts at Lake Placid Conference Centers Community Christmas Extravaganza in 2010, 2011, and 2012; participation in the Heartland Orchestra Concert; the Champion for Children gala event in 2011; as well as numerous church, library, and other performances. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida State College P erforming Arts celebrates i ts 30th Artist Series season w ith a diverse lineup of a mazing performances. V irtuoso pianists Paul Cibis a nd Andreas Kern go headt o-head in their competitive c oncert, Piano Battle, at 7:30 p .m. Saturday, Jan. 4 at the S FSC Theatre for the P erforming Arts. Over the course of several r ounds, the duo battles for p iano supremacy while s howcasing their talent playi ng classic pieces by comp osers such as Chopin, Liszt, a nd Debussy. At the end of e ach round, the audience v otes on who they thought w as the best, ultimately d etermining the winner of P iano Battle. Cibis was educated in H anover, Berlin, and L ondon, and has performed o n five continents, establishi ng an international prese nce. He has played solo and d uo recitals at festivals in h is native Germany, as well a s France, the United K ingdom, the United States, S outh Africa, Australia, and N ew Zealand. He has a ppeared on television netw orks around the world. Kern was born in South A frica and studied piano in C ologne and Berlin. As a s oloist and chamber music ian, he has extensive exper ience performing in Europe, C anada, Hong Kong, China, J apan, India, and South A frica. He created and coh osts the show Arte Lounge o n the French-German TV n etwork Arte. This Artist Series performa nce in sponsored by Drs. A udwin and Patrice Nelson. I ndividual tickets for Piano B attle are $21, $26, and $29. T ickets are available for purchase online and by calling the SFSC Box Office. The box office hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. MondayFriday. Call the box office at 784-7178, or visit for more information on all performances presented by SFSC. One hour prior to the performance, audience members can visit the Images of Florida exhibition at the SFSC Museum of Florida Art and Culture (SFSC MOFAC). Images of Florida features the photography of Lee Dunkel. SFSC MOFAC is open to the public 12:304:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, one hour prior to each Artist and Matinee Series performance, and by appointment for group tours. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 15, 2013 Page B5 church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 0 CARDIOLOGY ASSOCIATES; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, main A erectile dysfu; 0 0 0 3 4 0 7 9 CROSSWORDSOLUTION Courtesy photo Virtuoso pianists Paul Cibis and Andreas Kern go head-to-head in their competitive concert, Piano Battle, on Jan. 4 at South Florida State College. Arts & Entertainment Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID A bluegrass Christmas will be the theme as the Amber Waves Band from northern Colorado takes the stage at the Leisure Lakes Baptist Church this morning. The Amber Waves Band is a family of musicians that are pickinand singing as they travel across the country in a converted school bus, delighting audiences at city and county events, festivals, churches and RVparks. The band consists of some amazing young instrumentalists including identical twin sisters on a flat-picking guitar and Scruggs-style banjo, a younger brother with his phenomenal fiddling, and the parents on bass, mandolin and fife. Following the morning concert, all are invited to stay for dinner on the grounds in the church fellowship hall. The church is at the western end of Lake June. From U.S. 27 take Lake June Road to Miller, turning north on Wildflower. For further information, contact the church office at 699-0671. Amber Waves Band performs today in LP Special to the News-SunARCADIA On Nov. 16, Maureen Fulginiti of Sebring, a member of the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative, participated in Arcadias Plein Air Competition. Despite the wind and rain, she won the Peoples Choice Award for her rendition of The Black House. Lisa Moyle of Lake Placid, a student of Fulginitis, entered her fir st competition and won third place for her entry of My Saturday Afternoon. Both entries were done in pastels. Fulginiti teaches classe s at the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative in Lak e Placid. For information on classes and teachers, call the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative at 699 5940. Fulginiti, Moyle win at Plein Air competition Piano Battle adds competition to classical pieces at SFSC YASO to present Christmas Extravaganza


According to a recent fede ral economic report, nearly o ne in five Americans is a b ird watcher. Being involved a s a participant for many y ears, this statistic does not s urprise me. The 46 million b ird watchers across America s pent $32 billion in a recent y ear, pursuing one of the n ations most popular outdoor a ctivities, according to the r eport from the Interior D epartments U.S. Fish and W ildlife Service. The $32 billion spent by b irders was on certain items s uch as binoculars, travel, f ood and big ticket gear such a s canoes, cabins and offr oad vehicles. This spending g enerated $85 billion in overa ll economic output and $13 b illion in federal and state i ncome taxes, and supported m ore than 863,000 jobs. To be considered a bird w atcher, an individual must t ake a trip a mile or more f rom home for the primary p urpose of observing birds or m ust closely observe or try to i dentify birds around the h ome. Trips to zoos and o bserving captive birds does n ot count as bird watching. W atching birds around the h ome is the most common f orm of bird watching. T aking trips away from home c ounted for 40 percent (18 M illion) of birders. Putting u p bird feeders and placing b ird bathes around the home i s an excellent way to attract b irds. I know some folks who j ust throw bird seed, or stale b read on the ground to attract b irds. This does carry a h ealth threat to the birds, as t he seed becomes moldy, w hich in turn can sicken the b irds. Unless, of course, all the seed and bread are consumed quickly. One of the birds that will visit a bird feeding station will be todays subject and that is the beautiful Blue Jay. Is there anyone out there who has not seen a Blue Jay and heard its call? I seriously doubt it, but did you know that the Blue Jay can imitate the call of the redtailed hawk? When that happens, it causes much confusion among others birds. Our subject bird today (Cyanocitta crisata) shares in the family Corvidae, which includes magpies and crows. The Corvidae are probably the most intelligent birds in the world. Someone has predicted that when man has finally destroyed all his neighbors and himself too, there will still be crows. The Blue Jay measures about 12 inches, is bright blue above, with much white and black in the wing and tail; white below; black facial markings and a prominent crest. It is known for its raucous jay-jay cry and a quieter call as it bathes. You cant help but enjoy watching a Blue Jay at a bird-bath as they seem to enjoy splashing and dipping, coming back a few times to enjoy the water. This jay will build a nest using twigs, moss, string, pine needles, and bits of cloth, and line the cup with fine rootlets. Two broods of three to six young birds are hatched each season from greenish or brownish eggs, spotted with darker shades. The parents will defend the nest courageously and will rout any cat or dog that may pose a threat. Any person unlucky enough to stray too close to nesting jays will also be attacked; the birds will use beak and claws to discourage any intruder. The nest is usually in a pine or oak, eight to 35 feet above ground. Both parents help in building the nest. Incubation is by female alone and takes about 16-18 days. Young are tended by both parents and will leave the nest at 17-21 days, probably independent after three more weeks; but may be partly fed for a period of 10 days. I have seen juveniles almost as large as the parent bird begging for a hand out. Call, write or send me an email with your unusual bird sightings, so that I can have the fun of re-telling your story to our readers. Until next time, enjoy watching birds, butterflies and all wildlife. Its a quality of life activity that will add years to your life and life to your years. Hank Kowalski lives in Lake Placid and is a graduate of the Dr. Reed Bowman Bird Study Course given at South Florida State College. He is a past commissioner of the Natural Resources Advisory Commission (NRAC). He is also a past president of the Highlands County Audubon Society. Email him at Page B6 News-SunSunday, December 15, 2013 SFSC-PERFORMING ARTS CENTER; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 12/8,15; 0 0 0 3 4 3 6 3 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 12/15/13; 0 0 0 3 4 5 2 9 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Its that h oliday season again in Avon P ark, and it was nowhere m ore evident than at the open h ouse in South Florida State C olleges TAG Gallery and S tudio in the Jacaranda Hotel o n Dec. 8. The Jacarandas l obby was gorgeously decor ated with the huge shining C hristmas tree and the red, g reen and gold ribbons, balls a nd lights. Happy people f illed the lobby and restaur ant, admiring the holiday d ecorations, having their pict ures taken on a bench in f ront of the decorated firep lace, and eating the delic ious buffet. Hordes of people also s trolled into the TAG Gallery a nd Studio inside the J acaranda to enjoy all the p aintings and hand-made j ewelry on display, talk with t he six TAG artists, and buy u nique holiday gifts. For six years now, SFSCs T AGs Art Gallery and Studio h as been a lovely new addit ion to the Jacaranda, providi ng a welcome cultural destin ation for Central Florida. T he colleges six accomp lished painters and artists i ncluded Kathleen Morgan, B etty Heim, Betty McCarthy, D r. Nancy F. Adams, Bob F ishel and Louise Weis. Morgan is a jewelry maker, an acrylics painter, and a furniture re-purposer. Creativity starts here, is Morgans motto. I enjoy creativity every day. If you cant find it to buy it, you can always take a class to make it. Morgan teaches a jewelry class at the TAG Studio on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The next class will start Feb. 6. She also has an IonArt Morgan class starting in January at her studio in Placid Lakes. Heim, who holds an MFAequivalent, enjoys the challenge of trying something different, either the technique, or the type of paint, or trying something new. Working with these other artists, we like to experiement with something. We do a lot of critiquing of each other and we all take pleasure in each others accomplishments. And I love my classes, all the students. I like it because I have a new friend, and because when I teach a class I can take them to another level, and thats a great feeling. Thats where my artistic life is now, in taking pleasure from the successes of my students and my fellow artists. When we come through this doorway its another world. Adams, a retired veterinarian, said, Im giving oil painting classes in January. In my home studio Im working on a couple of larger paintings. Im not going to any art shows any more so I can work on my larger paintings. Im going to do a 1920s-era period painting of the Jacaranda Hotel. I didnt realize just how amazing and complex the Italian Revival, ornate architecture was and how difficult it was to get the whole perspective of the building. Im also finishing up a large piece of a flamingo with a baby. Fishel, the only male artist in the TAG group, stated, I paint in my studio in North Carolina in the summertime and in the winter I paint at TAG. Lately, Ive been painting a lot of Florida scenes, flamingoes, alligators, swamp scenes. I go to the Everglades an take photographs. I compose the paintings here and do the painting in North Carolina. My friend, Janice, and I go dancing three nights a week, so my life is art and dancing. Weis said, My subject matter is pretty much the same. I enjoy painting the old Florida, the wildlife, the old buildings. Im still teaching classes here. I just finished an acrylics paihnting class and will be starting a new series in January 2014. Im president of Peace River Explorations in Hardee County. We opened the old train depot in Wauchula as an art gallery, gift shop, educational room and we do ecotourism, promoting Florida nature and other businesses. I also have my personal art shop in Wauchula, where I also teach acrylics on Tuesday nights, and childrens classes on Monday afternoons, and a one-day oil paiting class starting in January. Avon Park resident Jody Griffing sat at a table with old friends, commending TAG for its open house. W e are so fortunate in Avon Park to have this (TAG), she sai d. Joan Hartt, patroness of t he arts and a sponsor of TAG, enjoyed the open house as well. I think the TAG Gallery and Studio is a won derful addition, not only to downtown Avon Park, but to the Jacaranda Hotel. Lots of people enjoy it. For information about TA G classes, call 784-7376 or email SFSCs TAG holds holiday open house at Jacaranda Arts & Entertainment Courtesy photo Joan Hartt (left) visits with artist Betty Heim during the recent open house. Courtesy photo Some of the TAG artists who were in the spotlight during the recent open house were (seated, from left) Betty McCarthy and Kathleen Morgan; and (standing, from left) Louise Weis, Dr. Nancy Adams, Bob Fishel and Betty Heim. Blue jays are fun to watch Birds & Other Wild Things Hank Kowalski Courtesy photo T he Blue Jay can imitate the call of the red-tailed hawk. Outdoors

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Page B8 News-SunSunday, December 15, 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 S potifyMost streamed tracks 1. Eminem, The Monster ft. Rihanna (Aftermath Records) 2. Pitbull, Timber (RCA) 3. Lorde, Royals (Republic) 4. OneRepublic, Counting Stars (Interscope) 5. Drake, Hold On, Were Going Home (Cash Money Records) 6. Avicii, Wake Me Up (Avicii Music AB) 7. Passenger, Let Her Go (Black Crow Records/Nettwerk) 8. One Direction, Story of My Life (Simco/Sony Music Entertainment UK) 9. Miley Cyrus, Wrecking Ball (RCA) 10. The Neighbourhood, Sweater Weather (the (r)evolve group) Most viral tracks 1. Of Mice and Men, Youre Not alone (Rise Records) 2. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 15, 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 T he Lists T elevisionNielson Ratings Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 2-8. Listings include the weeks ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Carolina at New Orleans, NBC, 19.07 million. 2. Sound of Music Live! NBC, 18.62 million. 3. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 15.63 million. 4. NFL Football: New Orleans at Seattle, ESPN, 15.5 million. 5. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick, NBC, 15.22 million. 6. The OT, Fox, 14.61 million. 7. NCAA Football: Ohio State vs. Michigan State, Fox, 13.9 million. 8. NCIS, CBS, 12.59 million. 9. The Voice (Tuesday), NBC, 12.14 million. 10. The Voice (Monday), NBC, 12.03 million. 11. The Blacklist, NBC, 11.67 million. 12. Minutes, CBS, 11.56 million. 13. Football Night in America, NBC, 11.46 million. 14. Survivor, CBS, 10.63 million. 15. The Mentalist, CBS, 9.97 million. 16. Christmas Tree Lighting in Rockefeller Center, NBC, 9.74M. Best-SellersWall Street Journal FICTION 1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 2. Command Authority by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney (Putnam) 3. Cross My Heart by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 4. Sycamore Row by John Grisham (Doubleday) 5. The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 6. Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims by Rush Limbaugh (Threshold Editions) 7. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 8. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich (Bantam) 9. The First Phone Call fron Heaven by Mitch Albom (Harper) Dust by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam Adult) 10. The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (Harper) NONFICTION 1. The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition by Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda B. Bell (CCA and B) 2. Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer (Crown Forum) 3. Killing Jesus: A History by Bill OReilly & Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co) 4. Guiness World Records 2014 by Guiness World Records (Guiness World Records) 5. George Washingtons Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade (Sentinel) 6. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown) 7. Miracles and Massacres by Glenn Beck (Threshold Editions) 8. The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond (William Morrow & Co.) 9. Si-Cology 1: Tales and Wisdom by Si Robertson (Howard Books) 10. The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich (Bantam) 2. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown) 3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Knopf Books for Young Readers) 4. Sycamore Row by John Grisham (Knopf) 5. Command Authority by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney (Putnam) ) 6. Divergent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 7. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 8. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich (Bantam) 9. Take Me by J. Kenner (Random House) 10. Gabriels Redemption by Sylvain Reynard (Berkley) NONFICTION E-BOOKS 1. Killing Jesus: A History by Bill OReilly & Martin Dugard (Macmillan) 2. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown) 3. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup (HarperCollins) 4. The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life by Rick Warren, Daniel Amen and Mark Hyman (Zondervan) 5. Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer (Crown Forum) 6. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela (Little, Brown) 7. George Washingtons Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade (Penguin)


Page B10 News-SunSunday, December 15, 2013 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; dec ads; 0 0 0 3 4 0 7 7 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; dec ads; 0 0 0 3 4 0 8 2 By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press M ilk and spiders? Nine lazy Hansons? Sleep in h eavenly peas? Its that time of year: holid ay music time. And with holiday music c omes all the strange and t wisted things we sometimes t hink were hearing. Mondegreens, the moniker f or misheard words in song, a rent restricted to holiday s tandards, of course, but the o ld-timey language of some s eems to serve as a botchedl yric magnet. Lest you think funny turns o n song lyrics are the stuff o f childhoods, Missy O Reilly knows otherwise. S hes an actress, comedian a nd co-owner of Planet R ose, a karaoke haven on M anhattans Lower East S ide. Im the biggest C hristmas nerd, so Im a lways encouraging people t o sing Christmas music, s he said. Some people are r eally surprised when they s ee what the real words are. Look no further than S for handy e xamples submitted by reade rs of the website that coll ects and debunks urban lege nds, folklore, myths, r umors and misinformation. Noting that mondegreens a rent parody, but words we a ctually think were listeni ng to, Snopes keeps a list of h oliday gems. For The Twelve Days of C hristmas, theres Ten l awyers leaving and Nine l azy Hansons. Later weve g ot Six geezers laying, a long with a paltry tina ffair tree. Those are in l ieu of lords a-leaping, l adies dancing, geese a-layi ng and the obligatory part ridge in a pear tree, fyi. If ever youve made it to the fourth verse of Winter Wonderland, youll be relieved to know it doesnt include Later on milk and spiders, as we dream by the fire, but rather: Later on well conspire ... And that snowman you may or may not build in the meadow? You should pretend hes Parson Brown, not sparse and brown, or parched and brown. Just sayin. There are most definitely no peas in Silent Night, but heavenly peace. In Santa Claus Is Cominto Town, the big guy in red does this: making a list, checkinit twice. Not this: making a list, of chicken and rice. Sometimes, OReilly said, an entire holiday song is one big what?! She was thinking of the haunting yet beautiful to the ears of some critics Fairytale of New York, co-written by Shane MacGowen of the Celtic punk group The Pogues. An Irish immigrant recalling a Christmas Eve stay in a New York City drunk tank tells of an inebriated older cellmate whose rendition of a traditional ballad spins the thickly brogued narrator (MacGowen) into a raunchy imagining of a debauched life with the old dittys female character. Its a beautiful, beautiful song but people are always confused by what the words are, OReilly said. Its really hard to decipher the words. Not to get all wonky, but the song isnt really a mondegreen. Grant Barrett, co-host of the public radio show on language, AWay with Words, defines mondegreens this way, explaining they can happen for poetry and other spoken language as well: Youre mishearing where one word ends and another word begins. This is called misdivision. And sometimes youre mishearing a word itself. It sounds like another word to you, and so you try to match that sound up with a word that you already know that kind of fits into the plot, if there is one. And thats called reanalysis, he said. Dont mind him. Hes a lexicographer, and he claims he has no mondegreens of his own. I misremember, said Barrett, in San Diego. Thats different. I always joke that I know the first 10 percent of thousands of songs and thats it. The word mondegreen, he said, can be traced to Sylvia Wright and a column she wrote in Harpers Magazine in 1954 titled, The Death of Lady Mondegreen. Wright discovered that for years she had botched the last line of the first stanza of the Scottish folk ballad The Bonnie Earl oMoray. How it goes, with spellings based on updates of antiquated English: The y have slain the Earl of Moray, and laid him on the green. What she heard: They have slain the Earl of Moray, and Lady Mondegreen. Babes are little mondegreen machines. Paula Werne, who works at a holiday theme park in Santa Claus, Ind., had one in her son, John, who is now 22. As a tot of 3 he took to singing Jolly Old Saint Nicholas to his stuffed animals out of a Christmas songbook, mom said. Only he turned Christmas Eve is coming soon; now you dea r old man, into dirty old man. Thems fightinwords in Wernes town, but she and her husband let it go. It was too cute and he was so happy that he knew all the words, Werne said. By the next year, hed figured it out. I still sing it that way, though. Russell Rabut doesnt have any mondegreens, but he is one. The 22-year-old senior at San Diego State University majoring in what else, English plays rhythm guitar in a band called The Mondegreens. He took the name to his band mates, all high school friends from Chico, Calif., after a fellow student in a creative writing class mentioned it. I had never heard of it before. Its a very beautiful word and its cool how it came to exist, he said. It just seems like such an eloquent irony, that existing art can spin something poetic by accident. Follow Leanne Italie on Twitter at Heavenly peas? Christmas brings music ... and botched lyrics Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 By JAKE PEARSON Associated PressNEWYORK For s harp-elbowed New Yorkers a ccustomed to walking w here they need to go at a b ig-city pace, the holiday s eason is hardly the most w onderful time of the year. An estimated 5 million t ourists who flock to the city b etween Thanksgiving and N ew Years Day to see the t ree at Rockefeller Center, t he bright lights of Times S quare and the Empire State B uilding often clog the sidew alks in an agonizingly slow p rocession that grates at l ocals and turns them into s idewalk Scrooges. Theyre like the walking d ead, real slow, griped D ennis Moran, 46, a fire s afety officer at a building in T imes Square and a native N ew Yorker. They have this unnatural h abit of stopping in the midd le of the sidewalk. Its not that these G rinches dont like the visit ors; they just want them to u se a little sidewalk etiq uette. Among the biggest comp laints: They stop in their t racks to take pictures. They s troll side by side in a sidewalk-blocking line. And worst of all, said Jose Francis, a caterer from Brooklyn who works in midtown Manhattan, they like to discuss group plans smackdab in the middle of the sidewalk. Theyre walking then they look, they stand there and then, boom,you run right into them, he fumed. They dont pay attention. New Yorkers, were walking brisk. We keep it moving. Every year at this time, Bronx-born Macys shoe salesman Henry Vega said he has to double down on his resolve to maneuver sidewalks full of shopping-bag carrying, picture-taking, map-holding tourists. Vegas trick for navigating the holiday-time sidewalks of New York? I already know Im going to zigzag, he said. Sometimes I walk in the street. But tourists say its no walk in the park for them, either. Joanie Micksy, 47, was visiting New York with her 17-year-old daughter Sarah last week from their home in Greenville, Pa., when she received a not-so-gentle reminder that she was in somebodys way. She just said, Excuse me,but in a totally snotty way, Micksy said as she waited at a Times Square intersection to look up directions on her phone. She said it like I got in her way on purpose. Like that was my goal when I got up this morning. Shawn Hicks, 26, a courier from Brooklyn who works in Manhattan, said that while kvetching about the ambulatory annoyances of the holiday season was every New Yorkers right, he didnt think it was necessarily just. If youre touring another country, what are you going to do? he asked of his fellow locals. So itll take you 10 seconds longer, so what? Im walkin here! NYC turns sour during holidays Dennis Moran native New Yorker(Tourists) have this unnatural habit of stopping in the middle of the sidewalk.


DearAbby: Our 7-yearold grandson has been a handful since he was able to walk. He has been sneaky and has told lies for as long as any of us can remember. He has been suspended from school more than 10 times for various things. He stole several hundred dollars from his moms purse and took it to school so he would have money to buy snacks. He stays awake longer than everyone else in the house so he can take things and hide them in his closet. He knows what he does is wrong, but it doesnt bother him. He is also abusive to his disabled sister. It is hard to imagine that a 7-year-old could give hate-filled looks that you dont even see from adults. Im afraid at the rate he is going, he will seriously hurt someone or be hurt himself. He also has a very big heart. That is why we dont understand what is going wrong in this little boys head. Please help if you can. Grandma Of ABully in North Carolina DearGrandma: Your grandsons behavior may have something to do with the fact his disabled sibling needs more of his parents attention. Or he may have serious emotional problems. The boy needs to be evaluated by a mental health professional so his parents will understand whats driving his behavior, and it can be addressed. Please dont wait. DearAbby: Im 17 and a few months ago I made the mistake of taking and sending nude photographs to my boyfriend. An adult co-worker, Jim, got the photographs without my knowledge or permission and showed them to my other co-workers, including managers. Jim threatened to continue showing the pictures around unless I did him a favor. Out of distress, I quit my job, not realizing that managers had seen the photographs. I now know they were aware of the situation, but did nothing. How should I approach the situation? It would be very bad if my parents found out. Facing The Consequences in New Jersey DearFacing: You now know why its a bad idea to send nude pictures, because once they are out of your control, anything can be done with them. While this is embarrassing, you should absolutely tell your parents what happened because they may want to take this matter to their lawyer. Your former employers ignored sexual harassment, attempted coercion and blackmail. If it can be proven, they should pay the price for it. DearAbby: May I share a pet peeve of mine? I wish youd raise the consciousness of people who write obituaries and fail to mention the musician who provides the music for the funerals and memorials. The musician often does more preparation for the services than the pallbearers. Why are their names omitted? I usually want to know who they are when I attend. Wondering in Georgia Dear Wondering: I can think of a couple of reasons. The first is that some obituaries are actually taken from the eulogy, which may have been written prior to the death by someone in the family. If the obituary was written by an employee of a newspaper, the information may have been taken as part of a standard list of questio ns about the deceased and any survivors. Frankly, I think it would be more suitable if the musicians name was included on the program. If it hasnt bee n included, there is nothing rude about telling the officiant or a family member how much you enjoyed the music and asking who provided it. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 15, 2013 Page B11 Diversions/Puzzles A ND100 MORE!By JEFFCHEN ACROSS 1 Brief regrets, maybe 6 Agitated state 10 Order from on high 14 DJIA stock 17 Nobelist Root 18 Source of heat 19 It's for the dogs 20 Campus center 22 Big tips on cruises? 24 Chicken __ 25 Many a jazz combo 26 Willing to listen 27 Peace Nobelist Wiesel 28 One good at stretching? 29 Tubular carb source 30 Green sage of films 32 Beginning piano student's first scale? 36 Stars and Stripes squad 39 They're noted for their neutrality 40 Civil offenses 41 LAX listing 42 Sassy 44 Ftbol cheer 45 Panther's color? 46 Nigerian people 49 Shockproof battery? 52 Stumblebums 53 Multiple millennia 54 Latin 101 verb 55 Code breakers' cries 56 Sugar bowl fans 57 Capital of Belarus 58 __ Aires 61 Twosome in the news, or the news itself 62 Appear eventually 63 Channel for channel surfers? 67 Sitcom lover of Chachi 68 Give up 69 Start of a balcony delivery 70 Queen __ lace 71 Via, informally 72 Locking horns 73 City on the Arno 77 Manufactured locks 78 Startled cries 79 Food problem at the front? 82 One of several H.S. subjects 83 Black Friday event 84 Owing 85 Rough patch? 86 Slick, perhaps 87 Hugo title word 89 Deliveries at Lincoln Center 91 "CHiPs" co-star 93 Tech news site's nefarious plan? 97 Sorority letters 98 Nonspecific checkbox 99 "Born Free" lioness 100 Skye of film 102 Classic muscle cars 105 URI's hoops conference 106 "Sometimes you feel like __ 107 Painfully out-oftune note? 110 Hamburger man 111 Miller __ 112 John Paul's Supreme Court successor 113 Out-and-out 114 Playa del __: L.A. coastal region 115 Pic to click 116 Binds 117 Arnold's art DOWN 1 HR dept. concern 2 Err 3 Oenophile's vacation destinations 4 Promising whiz 5 California's Big __ 6 Vulcan in demeanor 7 Tribal emblems 8 Holiday preceder 9 Director Craven 10 Muslim ascetics 11 Homer classic 12 Appetite stimulants 13 "Mazel __!" 14 Measure of brightness 15 Color in the original "Crayola 48" 16 It was admitted as a free state as part of the Missouri Compromise 18 NBC staple 21 Shaker, so to speak 23 Quit 28 Get shellacked, say 29 Part of PRNDL 31 Pigeon 33 Delinquents of a sort, briefly 34 Memorable climber 35 George Foreman's five Georges 36 Record, in a way 37 Historical periods 38 Things known to a select few 43 Knickknack 45 He played Arnold on "Happy Days" 47 Short deck hand? 48 Doing mil. drudge work 50 Fillets 51 Hunters' holidays 52 A smidgen 53 Preps for a snack, as corn 56 Long-distance letters 57 Ponder 59 "Exodus" novelist 60 Hot time in Quebec 61 Like Beethoven's Sonata Op. 109 62 Airer of vintage films 63 NBAer until 2008 64 Motto on an inspirational cat poster 65 URL tag 66 Observe 67 Steel-toothed Bond villain 71 Like some anchors 72 Early Indo-European 74 Big 12 wrestling powerhouse 75 Went after 76 "__ boy!" 78 Make 79 In 80 Without a buyer lined up 81 Belg. neighbor 83 The cooler 84 Span. miss 88 Writer with an award named for him 89 "Pride and Prejudice" novelist 90 Grabbed 92 "You betcha!" 93 Father of Shem, Ham and Japheth 94 Aquatic frolicker 95 Belushi's "Animal House" role 96 Cel mates? 101 Org. that sticks to its guns 103 Metal refinery input 104 Nimble 106 Frazier's Fight of the Century foe 107 Clicker button 108 Microbrew selection 109 Slangy "How's things?" Solution on page 5B Several years ago, we visited a church up north where the congregation actually had more children than adults. The church clearly had a mandate to these children: teach them the Bible and the ways of the Lord so that one day they would come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and be productive Christian citizens in the church and the community. Seeing the children participate in the service gave me the idea of a childrens brief object lesson for the children in our church.And so it began. At first, we would invite the children to come sit up front to hear the story.But, it didnt take long for them to know just when that would happen in the service. Now, they are on their way up front almost before they are called. Then we teachers have them follow us out to have a short worship time at their level and off to Sunday school they go. Have you ever had the joy of a line of children following you?Or, have you enjoyed the thrill of one of them slipping their small hand in yours? ABible story comes to mind. People were flocking around Jesus again to hear his teaching.Matthew 19:15, NKJV, relates how little ones were brought to him for his blessing. I can see mothers gently prodding their children to get closer as they eagerly awaited their turn.What a beautiful picture.Doesnt your heart resonate with the hearts of these mothers? It is most definitely wh at I would have done with my children had I been in their place. I can only imagine how I would have felt when the disciples rebuked them and didnt allow them to come closer. But, oh, to hear Jesus words, Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of su ch is the kingdom of heaven. Then the Scriptures say And He laid His hands on them He who came into the world as an infant himself understood this time of innocence in these children. He knew their trusting hearts and, therefore, depicted the kingdom of heaven as a place of such uninhibited faith. Christmas is a time we focus on little children and their bright expectations of Christmas morning and gifts to delight them. But, may we never forg et to say, Come as Jesus did.Bring the little children to him that they might know the greatest gift of all. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Come, little children Metro News ServiceAries (March 21-April 2 0) Aries, handle some u nfinished business and e stablish clear priorities. O therwise, you may turn w hat could be a productive w eek into something frustrati ng. Taurus (April 21-May 2 1) Taurus, when you wear y our heart on your sleeve for e veryone to see, you cannot b e shy about expressing your e motions. Friends may be s keptical of you though. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, dont be shy about s haring unique plans with y our loved ones. The support o f friends and family memb ers will only restore your c onfidence in this new direct ion. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Expect your ideas to take s hape over the next couple of d ays, Cancer. Concrete plans w ill materialize as you begin t o pull thoughts from your i magination. The results will b e unique. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Y ou probably are not intere sted in inching along this w eek, Leo. Though its good t o attack a project with g usto, dont rush so much t hat you make mistakes. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, you are quite comf ortable sharing your t houghts now that you have g otten some things worked o ut. Its now much easier to t alk about future possibilit ies. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) D ecoding all of the mixed s ignals coming your way w ont be easy, Libra. The o nly thing you can do for the m oment is to take each signal one at a time. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, you are not in the mood to play games, so you will want to push your romantic relationship to the next level. You will have no problem leading the way. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Opportunities to address your physical wellbeing present themselves this week, Sagittarius. Make the most of these opportunities to make a significant change. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, you will ride a creative wave for the next several days. Inspiration will strike when you least expect it. You should have some time for play. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, expect some support from family members and close friends. Receive their generosity as warmly as you can, even if youre feeling a bit smothered. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, it can be easy to get swept away by other peoples agendas when you attempt to lend a helping hand. Do your best to pitch in. Famous birthdaysDec. 15, Geoff Stults, Actor (36); Dec. 16; Miranda Otto, Actress (46); Dec. 17; Manny Pacquiao, Athlete (35); Dec. 18, Brad Pitt, Actor (50); Dec. 19, Alyssa Milano, Actress (41); Dec. 20, David Wright, Athlete (31); Dec. 21, Ray Romano, Comic (56). You should have some time for play, Capricorn Grandsons bullying behavior needs professional evaluation Pause And Consider Jan Merop Horoscope Dear Abby


Page B12 News-SunSunday, December 15, 2013 PHOTOS BYDAVE BRADLEY/FAMILYFUN MAGAZINE JOHN DEERE MONSTER TREADS RADIO CONTROL TRACTORAGES 6 AND UPTomy, $99.99, johndeeregifts.comThis revved-up tractor careens over anything in its path, when its not backing up, popping wheelies, or spinning in circles, all on supersized, bouncy wheels. According to one tester, the vehicle takes on carpet, grass, mud and water and still runs like new!AIR-STREAM MACHINESAGES 8 AND UPThames and Kosmos, $69.95, tkkits.comScience and play intersect in this Wow!-packed kit, themed around the power of air. Learn about mass, airflow and pressure through the construction of 10 air-powered gadgets, including a hovercraft (pictured), basketball launcher and batting machine.POM-POM PUPPIESAGES 8 AND UPklutz, $19.99, klutz.comIt doesnt get much cuter than a Chihuahua made out of pom-poms. That is, until you see the dozen other poufy canines kids can fashion from this DIYyarn kit.R.V. SEEING YOU CAMPERAGES 3 TO 10Our Generation, $59.99, target.comFeaturing a comfy, foldaway bed and cozy kitchenette, the easy-rolling, 20-inch-tall camper for the Our Generation line of dolls is a real trip. One tester mom marveled that the camper was big enough for all four of her kids (under the age of 6!) to play with at the same time.HOT WHEELS CARCADEAGES 5 AND UPMattel, $79.99, mattel.comTesters adored this fast and furious game, where players send race cars around a pinball machine-like speedway. The goal (and the fun): crashing vehicles through lit-up targets, up a ramp and into a hoop, all while trying to score major points in 60 seconds. Drivers, start your engines ...FURREAL FRIENDS CUDDLESAGES 4 TO 10Hasbro, $79.99, hasbro.comMeet Cuddles, an animatronicplush playmate who won lots of hugs from testers. Programmed with more than 100 different responses, she squeals and blinks, swivels and sighs, and drinks from a banana bottle. Even her burps and snores are adorable. But to really hear her hoo-hoo-ha-ha!, tickle her belly or swing her fast by the arms or legs.B-DAMAN CROSSFIRE BREAK BOMBER BATTLEFIELDAGES 6 AND UPhasbro, $29.99, In this rapid-fire game, a companion to the anime TVseries, opponents face off with humanoid launchers and send marbles flying, trying to be the first to blast three red bricks into enemy territory. Two players.BATTROBORGAGES 6 AND UPTomy, $79.99, walmart.comRemember the YouKnocked-My-Block-Off boxing robots? This modern take battled its way to the top of our testerspicks. Using the handheld, Wii remote-style controllers, players punch their arms in the air and see the same movement played out by the mini bots. As players try to get the robots to land punches, the LOLaction can get so frenetic that the fighters end up on the ropes. 2-IN-1 SHOP&COOKAGES 3 TO 5VTech, $49.99, vtechkids.comKids can go from shopper to chef with this clever combo. Fill up the grocery cart with play food, then flip down the sides to cook the feast. Both incarnations make dinner prep deliciously entertaining with sing-along music and interactive learning prompts. To find the very best toys of the year, magazine recruited dozens of families to test more than 300 playthings. Based on their feedback, here are the top 10 winners. Play on!ZOOMERAGES 5 AND UPSpin Master, $99.99 zoomerpup.comHe sits. He stays. He barks, rolls over and plays dead. He even (ahem) lifts his leg. This lovable robotic pup got top honors from our testers for doing just about everything a real dog does, right down to requiring a bit of training to follow commands. Expressive LED eyes and realistic body movements Zoomer puts his whole back end into wagging his tail make this spotted wonder nothing short of fetching. Sleep in heavenly peas?Christmas bring traditional music ... and botched lyrics INSIDEONB10 Living