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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Saturday brought the sun, smiles and Santa to Circle Park in Sebring ... although not smiles for all. It was the final Lunch with Santa before the big guy gets to work this Christmas, and while most of the kids were more than happy to see him, there were a few tears of fear from the little ones who werent too familiar with old St. Nick. Santa handed out the ultimate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to attendees Saturday. The traditional PB&J sandwich was topped with giant marshmallows, green and red sprinkles, gummy bears and more. Five-year-old Madden Rhodes-Stephenson was a little overwhelmed with all the stuff on the sandwich, but took several bites to please his mommy By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING In a surprise move, Steve Nyhan announced h is resignation as CEO and president of the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce Friday afternoon. As many people are aware, I had some health issues this past year, Nyhan said. This is a very demanding position, so I have decided to take a less demanding one. Nyhan took the reins of the organization in August of last year, leaving his post as director of marketing and public information office r for Highlands Regional Medical Center. During his brief tenure, Nyhan was particularly proud of his wo rk in re-opening the Sebring Chamber of Commerce location in downtown Sebring. Making sure the downtown office was viable again, that was really important,he said. Downtown is absolutely a beau tiful location when you look out, there is a park in front of you. Its on the Circle; its absolutely fantastic. Additionally, Nyhan said due to the layout of the office there, he had more opportunity to deal with the people who came in at the downtown location and get their direct feedback. Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 O nline: 099099401007 Business B5 Classifieds A9 Crossword PuzzleB11 Dear AbbyB11 Editorial & OpinionA4 HoroscopeB11 Obituaries A8 Outdoors B6 Sudoku PuzzleB11 Sports B1 Index Warm High 84 Low 63Details, A12 HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 3 4 0 7 5 Best of the countyCorley, Whittington lead All-County volleyball SPORTS, B1 Last-minute gift ideas for the foo d lover in your life LIVING, B12 N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Sunday, December 22, 2013 Volume 94/Number 152 | 75 cents www.newssun .com By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING If youre thinking of getting or giving a puppy dog or a kitty cat as a Christmas present this yearofficials of the Humane Society would like to offer a bit of advice. People need to remember that getting a pet is a 10-year obligation, said Humane Society of Highlands County President Judy Spiegel. This is not like a sweater you can just return if you dont like it. She said that, although it can be a good idea to get a pet as a Christmas gift, it needs to be a well-thought-out process. The celebrations surrounding the holiday can be a very busy time, which can be confusing and stressful for a puppy or kitten. Theres so much commotion going on with people opening presents, and a ll Think hard before giving pet as a gift Humane Society: Not like a sweater you can just return By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Earlier this year it w as revealed that officials of the F lorida Department of T ransportation would help to underw rite a project to dredge out the c hannel under U.S. 27 linking Lake J ackson and Little Lake Jackson. However, the tentative five-year w ork program revealed to Highlands C ounty commissioners last week s hows it may be a while before any a ctual work is done. Florida Department of T ransportation Governmental Affairs O fficer Zachary Burch made the a nnouncement last month at the r ecent Legislative Delegation meeti ng at the Highlands County G overnment Center. Burch and a number of area resid ents had a meeting at the bridge a nd discussed a citizensrequest to m ake the channel navigable. Burch i ndicated that the FDOTs biggest Lake Jackson channel project may take a while By PHILATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comAVON PARK If the city brings i n Crystal Lake on Monday, it may h ave some garbage to handle litera lly. Crystal Lake Golf Club is on the a genda for final public hearing and a nnexation vote on Monday. Its the e nd result of an agreement with city h ad with the owner of the 55-ando lder manufactured home park upon b uying the parks water utility in 2 010. However, the city will also have to w ork out how soon it can take over h auling garbage for residents. Currently, as an unincorporated Crystal Lake garbage may be costly for Avon Park Nyhan Samant ha Ghola r/ News S un Palms of Sebring residents look over dozens of paintings donated by HALs Art Uncorked participants Friday. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Residents of The Palms of Sebring have something to smile about this holiday season and days to come after a generous donation was distributed to several residents Friday morning. The Highlands Art League (HAL) donated approximately 30 paintings from its popular Art Uncorked classes. Art Uncorked has become a huge hit in the community since its debut in 2012. Hundreds of participants have created their very own masterpieces, but the popularity of the classes and collection of personal artwork has left many participants with little wall HALs Art Uncorked artist help give Palms residents a colorful Christmas See CRYSTAL, A6 See DREDGING, A5 See GIFT, A5 See ART, A5 Nyhan leaving Chamber position Announced his resignation Friday See NYHAN, A5Help wantedBell ringers still needed for Salvation Army INSIDEONA3 Katara Simmons/News-Sun Ten-month-old Bronson Rhodes-Stephenson isnt sure what to think about his visit with Santa on Saturday at the Circle in Sebring. Katara Simmons/News-Sun Jordan, 3, and Johnny Coston, 1, enjoy Lunch with Santa on Saturday at Circle Park in Sebring. Last-minute requests Lunch with Santa a treat ... for most See LUNCH, A6


Page A2 News-SunSunday, December 22, 2013 pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 3 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lottery social security; 0 0 0 3 4 0 9 6 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery nursing; 0 0 0 3 4 2 9 9 Dec. 20 34314957MB: 6x2Next jackpot $22 millionDec. 17 814172039MB: 7x4 Dec. 13 1924262770MB: 12x2 Dec. 18 259243440x:5Next jackpot $2 millionDec. 14 131522384349x:5 Dec. 11 23338515253x:5 Dec. 20 1118232634 Dec. 19 210262733 Dec. 18 814162027 Dec. 17 36181936 Dec. 20 (n) 1614 Dec. 20 (d) 8562 Dec. 19 (n) 8877 Dec. 19 (d) 4980 Dec. 20 (n) 321 Dec. 20 (d) 017 Dec. 19 (n) 241 Dec. 19 (d) 322 Dec. 20 2315355 Dec. 17 1837394215 Nov. 13 1232384217 Dec. 10 120404313 Dec. 18 724373940 PB: 1Next jackpot $60 millionDec. 14 1425323341 PB: 34 Dec. 11 110131819 PB: 27 Lottery Center Read, listen, chat at Scribes Night Out SEBRING Todays S cribes Night Out meeting w ill be moderated by hostess C arolyn Henderson. All pers ons attending will be asked t o recall their most memor able Christmas, or the best C hristmas present they ever g ave or received. For several years, SNO, a n informal gathering of l ocal writers and would-be w riters, has been reading p ortions of their published a nd unpublished poems, p lays, fiction, non-fiction a nd other kinds of literary e fforts. It all takes place at 6 p .m. on the second and f ourth Sundays of each m onth at Brewsters Coffee H ouse, just south of Home D epot at 2191 U.S. 27 N orth. Were now hoping to a ttract more residents from t he Lake Placid area to a ttend our sessions spotlighti ng the joy and importance o f writing in our lives, said A rt Lefkowitz, SNO facilitat or. Readers will not be j udged nor is it a how-tow riteaffair. We offer a platf orm for local writers to s hare their work. Brewsters owner, Bruce R ogers, has opened his doors t o SNO at no charge, but a v ariety of refreshments will b e on sale. Folks age 18 and o lder are welcome to attend. Contact Lefkowitz at 3851 554.Atonement plans Christmas Eve serviceSEBRING Atonement Lutheran Church will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with Holy Communion at 6 p.m. Dec. 24. Atonement Lutheran Church is at 1178 Lakeview Drive (across from Sherwin Williams Paint Store). Pastor Sharon Door will lead the service with Holy Communion. Attend this service to remember the serviceman and pray for those that are serving around the world. Sundays worship and Communion service will be led by Deacon Dave Thorensen.Sebring Village has luminariesSEBRING Sebring Village at 4343 Schumacher Road (behind Walmart) will again have its Luminaries Lights for all to enjoy starting at 6 p.m. today and Monday. Not only will guestsenjoythe lights anddecorated homes, they can see Santa and his Elves and enjoy the Christmas caroling sung by residents.Grief support offeredAVON PARK If you or someone you know has lost a child recently, and you arent feeling up to the holiday season, join in for a sixto 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 group meets at 6 p.m. Mondays. Day and time may be flexible. Contact Sandra Billings at 453-4161. By PHILATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comSEBRING Lake Placid wants t o remove all setback requirements o n how far bars and liquor stores n eed to be from schools and churche s inside the city limits. The School Board of Highlands C ounty thinks thats a bad idea and v oted Tuesday to say so to the Lake P lacid Town Council. Board member Bill Brantley, who l ives in Lake Placid, said the towns a lcohol ordinance currently states such businesses may not be located within 800 feet of a school or church. Brantley said the town requirement, at one time, was measured as the crow flies but now is measured in walking distance, door to door, which would allow businesses to be closer than a direct 800-foot line. He said the town council is arguing that Lake Placid is such a small municipality with so many schools and churches in the city limits that setbacks severely limit, if not eliminate, the prospect of setting up a bar in the town. Board member Jan Shoop, stating she could see the town councils point, still seconded Brantleys motion against removing setbacks. In contrast, the county requirement is 1,500 feet minimum, according to the Highlands County Land Development Regulations. Florida Statute 562.45(2)a has a 500-foot setback from a school property, unless the county or municipality sets its own setback requirement. Board member Donna Howerton said she had a problem with accepting a zero boundary, without knowing the setbacks for Sebring or Avon Park. Calls to Sebring and Avon Park city staff were not returned Friday afternoon. School Board Attorney John McClure said Sebring has allowed alcohol sales in the downtown area with a special use/event permit, despite setbacks. He also told the school board that he believed the state requirement was a minimum of 500 feet, although he could not confirm that at Tuesdays meeting. Brantley said if the town counci l accepted that distance, they would have more luck permitting bars tha n the 800-foot minimum. Andy Tuck said any action the school board would take wouldnt affect Lake Placids policy, but jus t give the school boards opinion. Lake Placid (Town Council) w ill do what they want, Tuck said. School board against removing alcohol setbacks in LP Question: Should the county commission consider privatizing the EMS system for Highlands County? Next question: Is Christmas your favorite holiday? Yes 67.4% No 32.6% Total votes: 1,855 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Community Briefs By PHILATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comSEBRING Deputies have made a second arrest in the M & H Convenience Store robbery on Dec. 9. Heriberto Ernesto Torres de Jongh, 38, of 5119 Granada Blvd. Apt. 2 in Sebring has been charged with robbery and false imprisonment. He was booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday afternoon. He joins fellow defendant Mariano Rios Huertes, 42, of 113 Shannon Way in Sebring, who was arrested on Dec. 14 and charged with robbery with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment and is in the Highlands County Jail in lieu of $60,000 bond. According to arrest reports, the robbery took place at 11:20 a.m. Dec. 9 at the M&H Store, 2532 County Road 17 S. in Avon Park. Holding a knife to the cashiers head, they took less than $100 in cash from the register, several Florida Lottery scratch-off tickets, some loose change, several $1 and $5 bills that werent in the cash register, several packs of Newport cigarettes and both a gold necklace and religious bead necklace from her neck valued at more than $2,500, reports said. Deputies identified Huertes from surveillance video at the Circle K at 3030 U.S. 27 S. in Sebring where a man tried to cash in the stolen Lottery ticket s. Reports did not state how deputies found Torres de Jongh. The investigation is still open. Anyone who has information is asked to co ntact Detective Jason Mulligan at 863-253-1266 or contact Heartland CrimeStoppers at 1800226-TIPS (8477) or to leave an anon ymous tip and be eligible for a cash reward. Another arrest made in convenience store robbery de Jongh Huertes Phil Attinger/News-Sun A von Park firefighters, police and volunteers plate up smoked up turkey, green beans, dressing and mashed potatoes for a crowd of hungry diners at Fridays annual Avon Park Community Feast. Serving at mid-meal w ere (from left) Firefighter J onathan Prevatte, Public Safety Director Jason Lister, Firefighter Anthony Gaines (in back) and David Brunns, a volunteer from the Hotel J acaranda staff. Meanwhile, V anessa Serrano, 7 (left) and her little sister, Estafany, 6, were telling Santa and Mrs. Claus what they want for Christmas, along with dozens of other children at Fridays Avon Park Community Feast. Santa said he enjoyed waving at everyone from atop the Avon Park Fire Department ladder truck during the Christmas parade on Dec. 2, but he loves getting to talk to children oneon-one a lot more. Gift requests were extensive this y ear, ranging from tablet computers to X-Box game systems. Santa said his elves work overtime each y ear to fill gift requests. Santa and stuffing: Community Feast draws a crowd in AP


Special to the News-SunSEBRING Thanks to the g enerosity of the members of A merican Legion Post 74 in S ebring, the Highlands C ounty Sheriffs Office has a dded a new member to the K -9 Unit. Bud is a bloodh ound, 11 weeks old, and w ill be replacing Sarge, who w as recently retired. Bud and Sarge have the s ame father, so expectations a re high for this new puppy, a ccording to Nell Hays, H CSO public information o fficer. Deputy Wayne Gunn, S arges former partner, has b een assigned to Bud and w ill work with him through t he training process as well a s being his full-time partn er. Commander Wayne A rnado, 1st ViceC ommander Jo Adamson, S ergeant-at-Arms Joe C ostello and Chaplain C alvin Workman, representi ng American Legion Post 7 4, and Commander Randy S allis of the Sons of the A merican Legion Post 74 m et with Sheriff Susan B enton and Gunn at the H ighlands County Sheriffs O ffice on Friday morning to make it official. Bud made his debut last Saturday at the Lake Placid Christmas Parade where he was quite a hit with all the spectators. We werent sure how he would react to all the people and the noises, but he did great, and made it through the whole parade route, Gunn said. Benton was grateful for the donation from the American Legion that made the purchase of this dog possible. With their financial support, Sarge was able to retire and Bud is coming to work. These gentle, smelly, soft, cuddly dogs save the lives of many missing children and elder persons throughout Florida; they find bad guys and are a tremendous partner to law enforcement. We are thankful to the American Legion and commit that Deputy Gunn will work hard with Bud and carry on the same tradition as Sarge. Bud got his name after retired Colonel George Bud Day, a Medal of Honor recipient who died this year at the age of 88. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 22, 2013 Page A3 CENTRAL SECURITY; 3.639"; 3"; Black plus three; process, main A #15 (new); 0 0 0 3 4 4 8 4 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, 12/22/13 p/u; 0 0 0 3 4 6 7 2 Ridge Insurance; 5.542"; 3"; Black; -; 0 0 0 3 4 6 9 1 Katara Simmons/News-Sun T he King family makes Christmas decorating a family thing and starts putting up lights around Halloween. They use over 25,000 lights to decorate their six-acre property on Northern Boulevard in Lake Placid. According to Robert King (left), they have a long tradition of putting up lights, but this year was more meaningful after his dad Richard (center) underwent a triple bypass in May 2012. A photo in Fridays News-Sun was incorrectly identified as being the Kings home. The News-Sun apologizes for the error. By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING While shopp ers are making their lastm inute rounds, officials of t he Salvation Army of H ighlands County have indic ated they also could use a C hristmas present from local r esidents. The local service organiz ation is looking for the gift o f time. Salvation Army M ajor Bruce Stefanik said t here still are slots open for t hose who would like to s tand a shift ringing the bell a t one of the traditional red k ettles. We have a lot of locat ions and times that still are o pen, he said. Especially o n Christmas Eve. Stefanik indicated the number of bell ringers has climbed by about 20 percent this year with a lot more individuals volunteering to don the aprons and ring the bells for three-hour shifts. However, he said, filling spots at locations in Avon Park has been particularly challenging this season for some reason. Although the number of bell ringers is up this season, the drive has been truncated due to the late arrival of Thanksgiving in November. We started about $10,000 in the hole because Christmas comes a week quicker this year, he said. Despite the additional participation by volunteers, early tallies show that donations so far are running a bit lower than last years Christmas season. And, unlike other larger areas, there have been no special presents dropped in local kettles. Last week, officials reported that someone dropped a diamond ring in a South Florida kettle. The ring, valued at $3,500, was donated anonymously at a Publix in southwest MiamiDade County. Attached was a handwritten note saying, Please continue your good work caring for the needy in Gods name. We havent gotten anything like that here, Stefanik said. Call 385-7548 to volunteer as a bell ringer. Salvation Army: Bell ringers still needed Christmas lights correction HCSO adds new K-9 member


ANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS SCOTT DRESSELEditor editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor BUSINESS OFFICEJANET NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor VICKIE WATSONvickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH ADVERTISING Editorial & Opinion Page A4 News-SunSunday, December 22, 2013 The FCC is proposing t he end of the 22-year-old b an for a simple reason: T echnology has improved a nd cellphones pose no t hreat to aviation equipm ent. As FCC chairman Tom W heeler put it, When the r ationale for the rule doesn t exist, the rule shouldnt e xist. The FCCs 3-2 vote to l ook at ending the ban i mmediately triggered o pposition. The D epartment of T ransportation said it w ould consider a ban on i n-flight calls; the nations l argest flight attendant u nion warned the change c ould lead to fights b etween passengers and w onder of wonders R epublican Sen. Lamar A lexander and Democrat D ianne Feinstein bridged t he partisan aisle to prop ose a Commercial Flight C ourtesy Act that would b an voice-conversations inf light but allow texting and e mail. When you stop and t hink about what we hear now in airport lobbies babbling about last nights love life, next weeks schedule, arguments with spouses its not hard to see why the FCC shouldnt allow cellphone conversations on airplanes, Alexander intoned. Nothing like using the hammer of a federal law to kill a gnat. When Alexander and Feinstein get done policing conversation, perhaps they will move on to ban more pressing in-flight annoyances. What about that squalling youngsters up by the bulkhead? And who actually has a right to the armrest? Maybe the first question Alexander and Feinstein should ask is: Do we really need another law? It might be instructive for them to look at airlines in the Middle East where most allow voice calls, or Europe and Asia where some airlines permit it. Despite the warnings of air rage between passengers if voice calls are allowed, the experience of those foreign airlines indicates that does not happen. The Telecommunication Industry Association said that in countries that allow phone use, calls typically last one or two minutes and only a handful of people make them at the same time. Many of the calls involve checking voicemail with no speaking by the passenger, the association said. Thats not exactly a crisis that needs a federal law to cure it. Congress and the DOTshould let airlines handle the voice-call situation as they see fit. An editorial from the Journal Times of Racine, Wisc. Cellphone ban shouldnt be cleared for takeoff T he Federal Communicat ions C ommission prop osal to end the b an on in-flight c ellphone use on a irplanes has trigg ered the usual the sky is f alling response f rom some cong ressional repres entatives who are n ow racing to t heir bill-making m achines to avert t he catastrophe. Christmas is the time of y ear for giving, right? Were e ncouraged to look for ways t o give to our fellow man. To t hink of someone besides o urselves, right? Well, Ive been giving s ome thought about what I w ould give certain people if I h ad the capability. Most of t hese are fantasy, because to b e able to carry them out I w ould have to be a lot richer t han I am or possess some s upernatural ability. I did consider gifts for the l ocal governments here in the c ounty, including the County C ommission and the Avon P ark City Council, the latter o f which has provided at l east some entertainment this y ear for readers of the news. But I dont have time to do the honest research required to make sure their gifts are appropriate, though both governing bodies have done things that makes one at least consider coal in their stockings. (Hint: when you make it harder for voters to attend and/or speak up at meetings, it is not a good thing). Be that as it may, heres my list of what I would give certain people for Christmas if I could: President Obama: I think I would like to give the President a copy of the Constitution, provided someone got him to actually read it and explained the hard parts to him. Given some of his actions over the past few years, Im not entirely convinced he knows whats in it. For that matter, I think I would send the president and Congress back to Civics 101 so they could get a real understanding of what is in our founding documents. Especially the Constitution, since they all swore an oath to uphold the thing. Watching almost everyone up in D.C. play games with our country doesnt make me feel jolly. In fact, Im mean enough to make sure the Civics 101 class they get sent to requires a term paper. With footnotes. To the Democrats in Washington, along with the civics class I would give them well, thats tough, since lately they seem to get whatever they want. Obamacare? They got it. A budget that increases spending and revenue and puts off cuts to a nebulous future? In their stocking. Awilling media that gives them cover when necessary? When have they not had that? Then theres the Republicans. I would give them therapy, because they need it very badly. This is a party that cant decide what it stands for. Does it truly support conservative values? Or is that given lip service while it puts forth moderates as candidates and then is puzzled when they lose? The party needs to make up its mind on where its going and be prepared to pay the price of that decision, especially if they continue down the path of Democrat Lite. Stepping away from politics for a moment, I would give my friends on Facebook who love to post dire warnings and rumors the link to, so they can check them out before they do so. And yes, I have been caught posting an untruth that Snopes exposed because I didnt check it out first. Do your homework, people! Last, but by no means least, there are you, my dear readers. There is nothing I could possibly give you to express the appreciation I feel for each and every one of you. Whether you agree with me or not, write to me or just silently read, you are precious. Thank you from th e bottom of my grateful heart for being there. Merry Christmas to one and all, and may the holiday bring you many good things Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by email at bookwormlady@ Visit her website at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. A few ideas about what to give for politicians for Christmas Lauras Look Laura Ware What is retirement?Editor: After 25-30 years in the factory, store, shop or mill, I have finally made it to paradise, i.e. Florida. Now this gives me a whole bunch of entitlements that I have worked for. They are (1) sleep late ... but of course I still get up at 5 a.m. and put on my darkest clothes and walk the neighborhood terrifying the younger people that are going to work and cant see me in the dark. Its like driving through a minefield. My next entitlement is that at exactly 8 a.m. I go to a fast food restaurant and sit until 9:30 with the same group of people telling the same stories every day. Now the next scheduled event is noon (the time is important) when I again go to the same or different restaurant for lunch. The time is important because that is also the time when the working people come for lunch and they have only 45 minutes to eat. Now most of the working people are 13th or 14th in line behind us retirees and by the time I decide whether or not I want the bacon burger or chicken wrap, their 45minute lunch break is down to 31 minutes, but dont forget, we are entitled (plus we get our senior citizen discount). Moving on to the highlight of the day Early Bird Special I rush out to yet another restaurant for the evening meal. I go early so that I can get back home and in my pajamas for early evening TVand then off to bed because I have to get up at 5 a.m. and put on my dark clothes, etc., etc., etc. Ah, retirement, if the shoe fits, wear it. If not, Im just putting you on. Hal Graves SebringThe importance of an early start preschool programEditor: The importance of an early start preschool educational programs plays a major role in the lives of young children. It gives them a greater learning advantage. Children learn at different rates and have varying abilities and interests. Each childs learning is significantly influenced by the experiences he or she brings to the educational environment. Enrolling your child in an educational program gives the child the ability to work cooperatively, grow, learn, and interact with other children on their level in a safe and creative atmosphere. There are a variety of services and programs that help fund families in our community. It is important that parents take full advantage of funding provided by the local Early Learning Coalition of the Floridas Heartland, so their child may acquire as much knowledge as possible before entering kindergarten. The teacher as well as the parent will discover the childs weaknesses and strengths they may have and how to work on target areas needed for their childs development. This is why an early start is imperative. Evelyn Lunsford Director Tiny Angels Learning Center Sebring LETTERSPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automaticall y rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 40 0 words. We have to mak e room for everybody Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; dro p it off at the same address; fax 385-1954 ; or e-mail To make sure the ediinated by the same writers, letters are limited t o two per month and a guest column can be submitted once ever y three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns ar e solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the NewsSun. All items will run o n a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as impor tant as any community leader or government official, so consider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. The News-Sun has a long history of encouragin g public discussio n through letters, gues t s Response question naires. Providing thi s forum for our readers is a pleasure, not an obligation.


k inds of food and music. It is t ough for a pet to settle in d uring the turmoil, she said. Sometimes, parents decide t o get a pet for their children, a move experts say also i nvolves a number of conside rations. We see people get their y oungsters a pet saying We w ant to teach them responsib ility.Well, many times it is t he parents that will end up f eeding and taking care of t hem, Spiegel said. She also advised parents t aking time to match potent ial pets with the youngsters. You need to be reasona ble. Kittens and puppies are n ot good pets for little child ren, she said. Small child ren many times dont understand how to handle very young animals. Many times, animals that are given as gifts end up being returned, which is confusing for the pets who end up being shuffled about. People need to make certain they know they are taking on something that will need love and attention for many years, she said. What we are really looking for are people who wish to add a pet as a member of their family. In addition to adopting out pets, Spiegel said residents at the humane society could use some Christmas presents themselves. We are looking for people to Santa for our animals. We always are looking for dog food, cat food, kitty litter and toys like chew bones, she said. The Humane Society of Highlands County is at 7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd. in Sebring. The operation has just extended its hours. They are open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. weekdays and now also are open on Sundays. Call 655-1522. concern would be that the bridge remains structurally sound for traffic. In addition to an FDOT structural engineer, there were officials of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as well as representatives from the offices of Congressman Tom Rooney, then-state senator J.D. Alexander and then-state representative Denise Grimsleys offices at the gathering. We determined that removing a few feet of sand is not going to impact the slopes of the ground or the rip-rap that is there. The pilings are deep enough so that doing that work is not going to impact the bridge, he said. The funds for the project wont come available until the start of the states next fiscal year, which will be July 2014. Because there will be permitting and other processes, it appears it may not be until this time next year before any real work is accomplished. They have the design phase, then the construction phase, explained Highlands County Engineer Ramon Gavarette. So I dont think there will be any dredging probably until after the rainy season. Maybe not even until early 2016. Other projects included in the current, tentative fiveyear plan include; a design for a sidewalk along Memorial Drive from Pompano Drive to the Sebring Parkway, a railroad crossing safety project on State Road 70, work on a couple of turn lanes for Sta te Road 17, plus a number of widening and resurfacing projects. Like the U.S. 27 canal project, most of the project s are in outlying years some as far off as the states 201 82019 budget year. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the tentative five-year plan as presented. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 22, 2013 Page A5 KARLSON, PAMELA; 11.25"; 3"; Black plus three; process, tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 4 2 1 7 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 4"; Black; Crhistmas ad main A rhr top of; 0 0 0 3 4 3 6 4 Sebring pediatrics 2x4 00034707 Sebring chamber 2x3 00034709 s pace. That is where HAL s tepped in. The partnership with H ALand The Palms prov ides residents who may h ave little to no artwork or character to their rooms t o add a little touch of s omething new to their w alls. Thirty paintings from a r ange of talent levels, i ncluding local artists Linda K egley, Megan Ekenstedt a nd many returning particip ants, were displayed a cross the Recreation room a t the Palms for residents to c hoose from Friday morni ng. Rev. John Springer has r esided at the Palms for f our years. Friday, Springer a nd his daughter, Joyce H ands, were present during t he event to choose a oneo f-a-kind piece for S pringers room. He chose the seahorse p ainting, said Hands. The colorful, blue-andg reen canvas depicted mult iple sea horses in an ocean o f blue. Springer admired t he painting before placing i t in the chair next to him f or safe keeping. Our Art Uncorked classe s have been so successful a nd participants are painti ng so many paintings that m any of them dont have r oom left on their walls, s aid HALco-president Barb H ill. We are so happy we c an share thee with resid ents from the Palms of Sebring. Gayla Massey attended the donation event with her great aunt, Louise Smoak. Smoak is a fairly new resident of the Palms, having lived there for 10 months. Smoak looked over several of the paintings before selecting a flower-covered canvas for her room. She loves this painting. Look how happy she is, said Massey. As long as I can remember, shes always loved flowers and nature. This is a great painting and I know shes ready to get it up on her wall. This was a great thing they did. It really helps her feel like shes more at home and it brightens her up. Palms Wellness Director Adele Dornheim was thrilled with Fridays event and looks forward to HAL and Palms working together in the future. Im planning to make this a strong partnership. Im going to be working on getting the HALto come in and do classes for the residents. I would love to have that here for the residents, Dornheim said. Art Uncorked instructor Megan Ekenstedt also held a live painting lesson during the event and provided information to residents and staff about the many upcoming events provided by HAL. For more information visit the Highlands Art Leagues website. Continued from A1 Downtown really is a whole different world, he said. Nyhan emphasized that any accomplishments during his tenure really were a cooperative effort between himself, the staff, the chambers ambassadors and the chamber board. Really, it was a team effort there is nothing I can point to and say Steve did that, he said. In leaving, Nyhan hopes to see the chamber continue to move toward strengthening the communitys businesses with training and other programs. I would have liked to have continued doing that, he said. In any event, he wont be leaving right away. Nyhan has given the chamber board until mid-January to name a replacement, but even that is flexible. I really dont want to walk away and leave everything for somebody to walk into cold, he said. The Heartland Workforce will be taking applications for the CEO position through the close of business on Friday, Dec. 27. The job description says that candidates for the post should possess a dynamic personality and have excellent marketing, administrative and organizational skills. Norange was given but chamber officials indicated they would offer a competitive salary and incentive package. Nyhan said that working with the chamber, its staff and members had been an awesome experience and one he was going to miss. This whole job has been a learning experience and a very positive one, he said. Working with the members, helping them, promoting them this is just great. Nyhan is a retired Army senior non-commissioned officer and has held executive positions in the nonpro fit and proprietary sectors as well as a owning a small business He is a graduate of the University of Maryland and has been very active in the community, serving on the Industrial Development Authority/Economic Development Council Business Incubator Committee, Sebring Chamber of Commerce Board, Gulf Ridge Council Executive Board and the Calusa District chair for the Boy Scouts. Nyhan is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wa r, a past state officer with the 40 & 8 veterans honor soci ety, Leadership Highlands graduate and a member of the Rotary Club of Sebring. He has received numerous awards in his military and business career including Director of the Year for 201 1 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Continued from A1 Samantha Gholar/News Sun Art instructor Megan Ekenstedt paints a holiday painting Friday morning for residents of the Palms of Sebring during HALs donation event. Samantha Gholar/News Sun The Palms of Sebring Wellness Director (center) Adele Dornheim and niece of a resident Gayla Massey look over two paintings during a donation event Friday morning. Masseys aunt (left) Louise Smoak resides at the Palms and chose the flower painting to go in her room. Art Uncorked artists donate paintings to Palms residents Continued from A1 Dredging wont happen soon Nyhan stepping down from post at Sebring Chamber of Commerce Continued from A1 Pet as Christmas gifts shouldnt be a rash decision


area, Crystal Lakes 513 homes have garbage picked up by Progressive Waste Solutions, under the contract with the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners. City Manager Julian Deleon told the Avon Park City Council in a memorandum that he has asked to coordinate a one-month transition with Progressive Waste Solutions. but an attorney representing Progressive has told him that would take until September 2015 to make a transition, because thats when the county-issued franchise ends. Deleon stated in the memo that the city is allowed by Florida law to take over providing service before a countys franchise expires, given the difference in city and county service: Avon Park offers once-aweek, sort-free recycling service, when the county offers no curbside recycling. Avon Park provides a free commercial-grade recycling cart and garbage cart. Avon Park collects up to 10 cubic yards of yard waste cut brush and branches each week as part of the monthly rate. Deleon has estimated sanitation hauling revenue from Crystal Lake at $8,170 per month, or a potential loss to the city of $171,612 by September 2015, as suggested by Progressives attorney. But, Deleon estimates it would cost the city less than $10,000 in legal fees to have City Attorney Gerald Buhr could file a lawsuit for a declaratory judgement, as long as there are no appeals. The City Council is not scheduled to discuss that matter until after voting on annexation, which has been in the works for three years. Mink L.L.C., the company that owns Crystal Lake, signed a covenant with the city as part of the sale of its water utility to annex the community into the city once the property became contiguous with city limits, according to Park Manager Tami Martin. Two annexations in March this year 2661 Lake Denton Road and 2952 Grove Ave. brought the city limits to Crystal Lake. If the city annexes the park, as planned, Crystal Lake would add approximately 850 more residents and 513 home sites to the city, Martin said. Of those residents, slightly less than half are seasonal residents, she said. In other business, the City Council will have a final public hearing and vote on whether the utility impact fe e waiver would be extended another five years. Over the last two years, t he waiver has dropped the standard $20,000 utility impact fee for businesses that convert existing buildings to a new, higher-intensity use. That has allowed entrepreneurs to move into vacant downtown spaces without added cost, but also has ups et some business owners who originally paid the fee when it was instituted more than two years ago. The City Council will als o meet as the Community Redevelopment Agency Board earlier that evening at 5 p.m., spending about 30 minutes touring the Avon Park Community Center at 310 W. Main St., then recon vening at 5:30 p.m. at the City Council chambers at 12 3 E. Pine St. Page A6 News-SunSunday, December 22, 2013 CITY OF SEBRING; 3.639"; 5"; Black; main A PO140568; 0 0 0 3 4 4 9 0 HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, 12/22/13; 0 0 0 3 4 6 7 4 WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 12/22/13; 0 0 0 3 4 6 7 5 Continued from A1 Crystal Lake vote set for Monday By PHILATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comLAKE PLACID On C hristmas Eve five years a go, Lake Placid police i nvestigated a burglary at C entral Pawn. Now, eight of the nine b elieved involved in that c rime are in prison. The S outh Florida men were p art of a crime ring that s panned several states, trave ling around cutting into t he rooftops of several p awn shops and jewelry s tores, said Police Chief J ames Fansler. We started identifying s uspects and learned this w as a multistate crime ring. T hey were renting cars in S outh Florida and then p icking locations at rand om, Fansler said. The r ing ranged as far away as G reenboro, N.C., and B altimore, Md. They were making some m ajor pay dirt, so its worth t he trip, Fansler said. Alot of the burglaries t hey committed put stores o ut of business, because the o wners didnt have insura nce to cover the damages o r losses. The men were roughly a y ear into the crime spree, at l east, by the time they s howed up in Lake Placid, F ansler said. The names and their prison sentences as of Dec. 11, 2013, are listed below, although one is still at large. The length of their sentences reflect how much involvement they appeared to have in the crime ring, Fansler said. Yenier Cardentey: 35 years. Jose Betancourt: 30 years, to be served after a 20-year sentence for a Maryland case. Juan Manrese-Leyva: 11 years. Yaubri Suarez: 10 years. Juan ColladoMiranda: eight years. Abelardo PenaCardentey: seven years. Tony Sanchez: seven years. Maykel Roque: 2.5 years. Osvaldo Cruz remains a fugitive. Each of the defendants were also ordered to pay $7.36 million collectively, although each will pay separate amounts of that total, depending again on the involvement they had in the burglaries, Fansler said. The total amount will also include cost of investigation, and all court costs associated with the trial, he said. More than 20 law enforcement agencies worked together, ranging from Miami to Baltimore, Md. The Lake Placid case was discovered when the officer on duty noticed the gate around the business had been forced from the inside. He discovered that Central Pawns rear door was unlocked and it had a hole in the roof. Fansler said the burglars must have gone through the roof late at night and cut the alarm. To date, police are not sure what kind of tool they used, although any power saw would have worked. The burglars had gotten to the safe, cleared it out and left, Fansler said. The same was true of other stores in Florida and other states. The best defense pawn shops, jewelry stores or any other buyer and seller of expensive merchandise can have against such burglaries is not to keep large amounts of cash in the store or unattended for even as short of a time as a weekend, Fansler said. Put it in the bank, he said. Theyre insured. Eight from burglary ring are now in prison By SAMANTHAGHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comThe holiday solid waste s chedule for all city and c ounty residents wont c hange much over the next t wo weeks. Donna LGoins, the count ys Solid Waste Specialist, g ave a detailed schedule of A von Park, Sebring and Lake Placids trash collection schedule as well as pick up for the county residents Friday afternoon. City of Sebring has said there will be no changes for pick-ups, on both holidays (Christmas and New Years Day), Goins said. Avon Park has reported no changes to Goins on garbage collections in the city, but has modified its recycling pick-up schedule. The Christmas and New Years Day collections will be pushed back a day to Thursday. Lake Placid has also reported no changes to Goins for their collection pick-up days No holiday change for garbage pick-up d uring their visit. Stephenson had visited w ith Santa just a few minu tes prior to his lunch and w as excited about the holid ay. I asked (Santa) for cool t hings. You know stuff that f lies, like an airplane and s tuff, Stephenson said. I a m excited. Im excited b ecause Santa Claus is c oming to town and Ive b een good. Stephensons younger b rother Bronson wasnt q uite as big of a fan of S anta, though he enjoyed e ating parts of his older b rothers sandwich. Batman was on the C hristmas list of 3-year-old J ordan Coston who spent t he morning with Santa e njoying games and a sandw ich. I asked Santa for a Batman toy. I like Santa, Jordan said. His younger brother Johnny, 1, also enjoyed the fluffy marshmallows on top of the sandwich and a sweet smile with Santa to top it off. MaKayla Sanchez was confident her requests were already taken care of. I already have a lot of stuff at my house, Sanchez said. I did see Santa. I asked him for one more thing. Sanchezs request for an Apple iPod is still up in the air. Saturdays hula hoop contest was owned by 11year-old Brianna Delgado. Delgado and her siblings were all in the Christmas spirit as they laughed and enjoyed the day. Santa will still be making an appearance at the Carousel of Lights in downtown Sebring beginning at 6 p.m. until Christmas Eve. Continued from A1 Lunch with Santa brings smiles, tears Katara Simmons/News-Sun Brianna Delgado (right) 11, wins first place during a hula hoop contest in downtown Sebring Saturday.

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ST. PETERSBURG (AP) The number of manatee deaths has topped 800 for the first time since such record-keeping began in the 1970s, state wildlife officials said. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, 803 manatee deaths have been recorded this year. Thats about 16 percent of the states estimated population of 5,000 manatees. Martine DeWit of the institutes Marine Mammal Pathology Laboratory tells the Tampa Bay Times that 173 of the dead were breeding-age females. Its unclear what effect these deaths will have on the endangered speciespopulation. Last year, 392 manatee deaths were recorded, which officials consider normal. The previous record for manatee deaths was 766, set in 2010 after a lengthy cold snap. That cold snap mostly affected younger manatees that had not yet reached breeding age, DeWit said. Scientists blame a massive bloom of red tide algae along southwest Floridas coastline and a mysterious ailment affecting manatees in the Indian River Lagoon for this years deaths. Scores of dolphins and pelicans also have died in the Indian River Lagoon this year, but its not known whether all the animals deaths are related. They may be the result of pollution-fueled algae blooms that have wiped out some 47,000 acres of sea grass in the 156-mile-long lagoon along Floridas Atlantic Coast. By PHILATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comSEBRING With reservations, the School Board of Highlands County voted 4-1 in favor of a contract with CHANCE Charter Schools to open a school in Highlands County. Vice-Chairman Bill Brantley voted against the five-year contract without comment on Tuesday, just as he voted against pursuing a contract in October. In past discussions of the matter, he has expressed misgivings about CHAMPS Charter Schoolsplans to open three other schools in 2014 along with the one in Highlands County: Two in Palm Beach County and one in Osceola. President Joseph A. Russo has acknowledged that opening four schools at once is a lot, but he believes he has the financing and staff to make it happen. He has said he has more than 100 applications already for teachers and administrators. Russo said CHAMPS Charter Schools an acronym for Caring, Honest, Academically-Motivated, Positive Students has met all the statutory requirements to be allowed to set up a charter school in Highlands County. School Board Attorney John McClure said the contract language is about as good as youre going to get. If the school board were to vote down the contract, they would need to state how the contract didnt conform with state law, McClure said. Russo said he has financing in place, although hes still looking for a location, which he said would likely be in the Avon Park and Sebring mutual area to best serve the most students possible. Russo said his goal is to open the school within a year, if he can find property zoned for a school. There was one (school) that left a bad taste. We want to make sure we do this correctly, Russo said. Hopewell Academy of the Arts was attempted as a charter school in Avon Park more than seven years ago. Rodney Hollinger, deputy superintendent, recalls that the school did not bring in enough students to make it financially feasible. In the case of CHAMPS, Hollinger said if the charter school cant find a site soon after the Christmas break, then the district would meet with Russo again with the possibility of delaying implementation for a year. Russo said he has a sixmonth window under the contract and is hoping to start building on a site by January or early February. Russo said he intends to keep all CHAMPS schools include those out of the county limited to 600 students so teachers can better serve the needs of each student and to make the schoo ls community schools. The mission on the website at is to provide the highest standards of academic excellence incorpora ting a guided self-directed learning philosophy. The school would also have a Science, Technology Engineering and Math curriculum (STEM) and serve students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Russo also said he wants to make the school compatible with other schools so students ca n transfer in or out without any problem. He has told the school board that he chose Highlands County because his grandparents lived here, and after many visits in his youth, he had vowed to come back and be a part of the community. Page A8 News-SunSunday, December 22, 2013 AMERICAN GOLF CARTS; 7.444"; 6"; Black; main A occassionally; 0 0 0 3 4 0 7 6 CARDIOLOGY ASSOCIATES; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, main A erectile dysfu; 0 0 0 3 4 0 7 9 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page tv incl p/u; 0 0 0 3 4 0 8 9 School Board reluctantly OKs CHAMPS charter school EVERETT DOUGHTERYJR. Everett Leon Dougherty Jr., age 74, formerly of Sebring, F la. passed away on M onday, Dec. 16, 2013 in W oodbridge, Va. He was b orn in I ndianapolis, Ind. o n Dec. 26, 1938. M r. Dougherty s erved as a U.S. A rmy paratrooper w ith the 11th A irborne Division. A fter the Army he w orked as a firefighter and a police officer before b eginning his ministry. His g reatest joy in life was p astoring Faith Baptist C hurch in Heidelberg, G ermany, as a missionary t o the military and their f amilies. Mr. Dougherty has gone t o be with his two daught ers who preceded him in death, Angel Dougherty and Chris Dougherty Harbaugh. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Janice Dougherty; his daughter, Angela (Jeremy) Lorigan; son, Everett Leon Lee (Cameron) Dougherty III; his nine grandchildren and one greatgrandchild; and a sister, Rhoda Whitaker of Indianapolis. Afuneral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Countryside Baptist Church, 10926 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, Fla. with a visitation for one hour prior. Interment will follow in Countryside Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Milam Funeral and Cremation Services 311 S. Main St., Gainesville, FL 32601; (352) 376-5361. Doughtery BARBARAREYNOLDS Former Port Huron, M ich. resident Barbara A nn (Leslie) Reynolds, 78, d ied peacefully on Dec. 11, 2 013 at home in Sebring, F la., after winning a long b attle with cancer. When d iagnosed with cancer, B arbara told her doctors, Do not put a time line on m y life; you may know c ancer, but you dont know m e. Barbara inspired othe rs with her determination a nd hope she always l ooked challenges and pres umed impossibilities s traight in the eye, winked a nd flashed her beautiful s mile. Barbara faced her c ancer journey head-on, n ever faltering in grace, c ourage, strength, dignity a nd compassion for others. A nd, she won six more w onderful years of life. S he laughed, traveled, n ever complained, and e njoyed every opportunity t o make more memories w ith treasured family and f riends. Barbara was a dmired as a straightforw ard woman of highest i ntegrity and impeccable h onesty, always telling hers elf the truth and always t elling the truth to others. B arbaras love of family a nd terrific sense of humor w as shining brightly t hrough her final hours. Barbara was born Feb. 2, 1 935 in Port Huron, Mich., t o Ray and Julia (Laming) L eslie. She graduated from P ort Huron High School in 1 952. Barbara is survived b y her beloved and devote d husband of 60 beautiful y ears, Donald C. Reynolds. T he secret to a long, happy a nd loving marriage was r eally no secret at all. Choose the right one, s pend time doing things t ogether whenever possib le, and marry, but never s top dating each other. T heir favorite song was A nne Murrays Could I H ave This Dance? Don s hares, I wanted to spend t he rest of my life with y ou; but instead, I am d eeply honored knowing t hat you spent the rest of y our life with me. Rest in p eace, my forever love, u ntil we are together again t o resume our eternal d ance. Barbara was an accomp lished athlete who d elighted in challenging h erself to always do better. F or decades, her family r oom was decorated with t oo-many-to-count bowling a nd archery trophies a t estament to her athletic s kill. Alongtime member o f the Womens I nternational Bowling C ongress, Barbara enjoyed a longstanding position in t he Club and bowled in tournaments all over the USA. Apetite and fit woman, she rolled a 16pound bowling ball with gusto, determination and passion. Most of all, she loved that bowling brought her together with lifelong friends who shared team wins, laughter, and many wonderful memories. Barbara was also a skilled archer. She shot archery for more than 30 years, participating in competitive tournaments across the United States and Canada. Barbara scored her greatest archery achievement when she placed third in the Professional-Amateur Archery International Women's Division in Las Vegas 35 years ago. Barbara also enjoyed golf and loved baseball; she played softball in high school, never missed a chance to watch her son or grandsons play baseball, and was a loyal Detroit Tigers fan. Barbara retired in 1990 from Mary Maxim, Port Huron, Mich. the largest mail order merchandiser of exclusive needlework and craft kits in North America where she was in charge of pulling orders to be shipped worldwide. Family was the center of Barbaras life. She is also survived by three daughters, Cathy (Gary) Welsh, Michigan; Denise (Joseph) Marenich, North Carolina; Dianne Foster, Georgia; son, Don (Tammy) Reynolds, South Carolina; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harvey Bud (Janet) Leslie, Michigan and Vic Leslie, Arizona; and many dear in-laws, nieces, nephews and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Shirley McAllister; and, brothers Raymond, Floyd and Don Buddy Leslie. The wonderful team at Good Shepherd Hospice provided outstanding support in Barbaras last five months that honored her wishes to pass away peacefully at home with her loving hands held by her husband and daughter, Dianne. With gratitude, the family wishes that donations, in lieu of flowers, be made in memory of Barbara A. Reynolds to Good Shepherd Hospice, Highlands County, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL33870. Cremation has been cared for by StephensonNelson Funeral Home and Crematory, Avon Park, Fla. There will be no visitation, memorial or funeral services at this time. Obituaries Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Record number of manatee deaths reported in 2013


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 22, 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 NOTICE OF DISPOSITION ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK,395 CR 17A WEST, AVON PARK,FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF TO AN AUCTIONEER ON JANUARY 15, 2014 AT 10:00 AM.ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHER WISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Carrie Cravey 216 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISF Y LANDLORDS LIEN MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS,UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE IN CASH. December 22,29,2013 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 wee k 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,CLER K Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k Albertelli 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 Administrator,(863)534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Action; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711.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 1050Legals 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. Ave 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. ALL 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. Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Charlotte C.Stone,Esq. Attorney 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 low. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 22,2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Marybeth V.Dvorak 1554 Churchill Street Lake Placid,Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ W.Roy Wilkes Attorney for Marybeth V.Dvorak Florida Bar Number:0608475 202 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid,Florida 33852 Telephone:(863)699-2222 Fax:(863)465-1857 December 22,29,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-471 IN RE:ESTATE OF GERALDINE B.DVORAK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GERALDINE B.DVORAK,deceased,whose date of death was September 8,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth beIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.282009CA001318XXXXXX THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT,INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-36 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-36, Plaintiff, vs JENNIFER DIAZ; ET AL, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated 04/24/2012 and an Order Resetting Sale dated December 12,2013 and entered in Case No. 282009CA001318XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT,INC.,ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-36 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-36,is Plaintiff and JENNIFER DIAZ; ERIC A.DIAZ; NATIONAL CITY BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION,OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT,TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,are Defendants,I will sell,pursuant to Chapter 45,Florida Statutes,to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse,430 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870,on the 22nd day of January,2014,at 11:00 am,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to-wit: LOT 8,OF LAKE JUNE HEIGHTS,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,AT PAGE 48,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. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse.Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring,Florida,on December 12,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk,Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk 6168-72310/CAA December 22,29,2013 Ronald R Wolfe & Associates,P.L. 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 350 Jim Moran Blvd,Suite 100 Deerfield Beach,FL 33442 Telephone:(954) 354-3544 Facsimile:(954) 354-3545 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 not cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830,(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. FILE # 3831-95407 December 22,29,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.:12001180GCAXMX Division: EVERBANK, Plaintiff, v. RAYMUNDO GUZMAN; JOSELYN PEREZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RAYMUNDO GUZMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSELYN PEREZ; FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION; LAS VILLAS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION,INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated November 21,2013,entered in Civil Case No.: 12001180GCAXMX,of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein EVERBANK,is Plaintiff,and RAYMUNDO GUZMAN; JOSELYN PEREZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RAYMUNDO GUZMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSELYN PEREZ; FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION; LAS VILLAS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION,INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,HEIRS, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,are Defendant(s). ROBERT W.GERMAINE,the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 the Jury Assembly Room in the Basement of the Highlands County Courthouse,located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida,33870 on the 15th day of January,2014,the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment,to wit: LOT 74 BUILDING B,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF LAS VILLAS AT KENILWORTH SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 17, PAGE 3,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. The property is located at the Street address of:1406 LAS VILLAS BLVD,SEBRING,FLORIDA 33870. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale,you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale.If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days,only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 22,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) Attorneyfor Plaintiff: Elizabeth R.Wellborn,P.A. ida described as: LOT 14 & 15,BLOCK 4,SEBRING 98, SECTION ONE,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 1,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:206 ANDRETTI AVE,SEBRING,FL 33876; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on January 9,2014 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26th day of November,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 327611/1024866/rph December 22,29,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:09001719GCS U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION A S TRUSTEE Plaintiff, vs. CINDALEAH KOVARS A/K/A CINDALEAH A. KOVARS,UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDALEAH KOVARS A/K/A CINDALEAH A. KOVARS,ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,AND A GAINST 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,BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.,JOHN DOE,JANE DOE, A ND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,FlorIN 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 1050LegalsSUBSCRIBE TO YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER THE NEWS-SUN TODAY! CALL 385-6155


Page A10News-SunSunday, December 22, 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 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 A lso 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, A CCORDING 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 1050LegalsSUBSCRIBE TO YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER THE NEWS-SUN TODAY! CALL 385-6155DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404


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News-Sun Sunday, December 22, 2013 BSection Sports By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThere never fails to be a shortage of t op volleyball talent across Highlands C ounty and this year was certainly no d ifferent. The 2013 News-Sun All County team i s rife with top talent, with some very d ifficult omissions. And the All-County Player of the Y ear was just as tough a choice to m ake, so for the first time in four y ears, it was a toss-up. Sharing the 2013 Player of the Year h onor are Sebrings Lindsey W hittington and Lake Placids Breauna C orley. Whittington, the focal point of the B lue Streak offense as the setter, knew h er role on the team was significant a nd never took it for granted. Youre supposed to set an example a nd I learned to never give up on my t eammates because I knew they were a ll counting on me, she said. And if I f ell apart, I felt like everyone else w ould. I couldnt allow myself to do t hat. And so she kept an even keel for a y oung and growing team, leading both b y example and her play. She totaled 438 assists on the year, b ut she was also more than just an a ssist machine as she utilized her talent a nd length to be an offensive weapon a nd strong defensively in adding 68 k ills and 102 digs. Her strong senior season was noticed o utside the county as well as W hittington was honored with being s elected and playing in the FACAAllS tar Classic. Plaudits also came from her co-POY h onoree, Corley, who was also a fellow F ACAnomination this season. Weve been rivals all four years of h igh school and I can see shes an awes ome setter, she said. She is a good p erson on and off the court and Im g lad we can represent this award t ogether. Corley certainly is deserving to repr esent after helping the Green Dragons b ack to their longtime status of district Dan Hoehne/News-Sun T he 2013 News-Sun Co-Players of the Year, Lake Placids Breauna Corley (left) and Sebrings Lindsey Whittington. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun files Lady Dragon Bella Caraballo was dynamic weapon on the outside, collecting a whopping 231 kills, while also adding 169 digs. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun files Jordan Hinkle was one of Sebrings top hitters, but also was a strength along the back row in collecting 157 digs on the season. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun files Avon Parks Marina Torres totaled 120 kills this season and was a force at the net defensively with 48 blocks. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun files Mary Grace Bates was legit as Libero for Lake Placid, gathering up 463 digs for the district champs. Corley, Whittington lead All-County squad By TAYLOR TUBBS News-Sun correspondentSEBRING It was a match of close calls and near misses for the Sebring Blue Streaks on Thursday night at Firemens Field. The Streaks walked away with a 1-0 victory over the Lake Wales Highlanders, but had numerous other attempts on goal that were just short of connecting with the net. For the first half of the game, neither team was about to get on the board, but the Streaks made several attacks on the Highlandersgoal. Star forward for the Streaks Larry Gilchrist took a shot on goal four minutes into the game, and Ben Perez soon followed with another shot that the Highlanders keeper blocked. At the 27-minute mark, Filemon Chavez took a free kick that was also caught by the Lake Wales keeper. Lake Waleskeeper really kept them in the game, said Sebring head coach Keith Bowyer. He made a lot of good saves. However, Sebrings goalkeeper Brandon Bowyer made a number of good saves as well, not allowing a single ball to slip past all night. Bowyer made a good diving save at the 31minute mark and also caught a free kick by Lake Wales at the 16minute mark. In the final minutes of the first half, the Sebring offense was full force ahead, but their attacks were all stopped by the Highlandersdefense. Gilchrist had a beautiful cross that flew right in front of the goal, but did not receive the push needed to take it into the net. The Streaks came even closer when a cross by Pablo Iguaran was nearly headed in by Gilchrist, but once again blocked. Things picked up early on in the second half when the Streaks made the first and only goal of the night at the 35-minute mark. Afree kick by Chavez connected with Gilchrist, who was able to tap the ball into the net to the le ft of the Highlanderskeeper, giving the Streaks a 10 lead. For the remainder of the game the Sebring offense flirted with the front of the Highlanders goal, but was unable to make the connection with the net again. Hunter Livingston shot a bullet right over the top of the net, and a ball at the 18-minute mark bounced off the crossbar in another shot that was just barely too high. Gilchrist had a number of vicious attacks on goal that were once again stopped by the goalie, including a double shot where the ball bounced off the keeper twice before being covered. With neither team abl e to score again, it was a back and fourth battle until time ran out on the clock. It was a good win tonight, said Bowyer. We were aggressive offensively and worked well as a team. Weve gotten our chemistry back. I can see the kids working well together, reading each other. With the Streaks currently ranked third in the district, Bowyer is keeping his eyes on the prize beating their biggest rival, Auburndale. Auburndale has had six goals scored on them all season, said Bowyer Weve scored three of those. We can beat them. Streaks edge Lake Wales, 1-0 Dan Hoehne/News-S un Sebring goalkeeper Brandon Bowyer gathers up the ball in front of a Lake Wales attacker Friday night. Bowyer kept the net empty, leading the Streaks to a 10 win. For all the dire predictions m aking the rounds, youd t hink they were playing The H unger Games at MetLife S tadium on Feb. 2 instead of t he Super Bowl. Cold or snowy is one t hing, San Francisco 49er P hil Dawson said, but if its a blizzard it could be bad. ..That would make things c razy. Im not sure how that would work. Keep in mind Dawson is a kicker. And to be fair, scratch a half-dozen other players and NFLowners who have the final say on Super Bowl sites and youll get differing opinions about the wisdom of playing the seasons biggest game in the elements. Plenty grew up playing or watching the game that way and still love to; others were only too happy to get in out of the cold and stay there. But the players and owners all agree with something Colts lineman Cory Redding said recently about trading a few uncomfortable hours outside for a shot at the title. Snow, wind, freezing rain, it doesnt matter, Redding said. It just makes the confetti feel that much better. The guys that employ them feel just as strongly, even though all but one or two of the 32 owners will be ensconced in sky boxes that night instead of down on the field. But another handful or so will be paying even closer attention than usual, and not just to the game, but to the weeklong buildup. Like co-hosts John Mara of the Giants and Woody Johnson of the Jets, those owners have franchises with outdoor stadiums in coldweather towns. And if this Super Bowl makes it big in New York, then the reasoning goes that the big game can make it anywhere. Foxborough, Philadelphia, Washington, Nashville, Chicago, Kansas City, Denver take your pick. Owners at those sites, and several others, have broached the subject before and espeAre we playing the Super Bowl or the Hunger Games? Guest Column Jim Litke See COLD, B3 See ALL-COUNTY, B3


Page B2 News-SunSunday, December 22, 2013 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; dec ads; 0 0 0 3 4 0 8 2 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; dec ads; 0 0 0 3 4 0 8 6 DR. LEE, IKE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 12/22/13; 0 0 0 3 4 6 7 1 A lumni Hoops fundraiser AVON PARK Former A von Park and Sebring girls b asketball players will lace u p their high-tops once again S aturday, Dec. 28, for the Old S chool Jump-Off Girls B asketball fundraiser. The action gets underway i n the Avon Park High School G ym, with a youth game at 6 p .m. and the Alumni game at 7 :30 p.m. Cost is $8 at the door, $5 f or early ticket purchase. There will also be concess ions, prizes and a halftime s how. So come on out and see s ome of your former favorties r enew old rivalries. For more information or to p urchase tickets, contact C oach Daley at (863) 8733 903. Senior 70s Softball SEBRING The Highlands C ounty Senior 70s plus l eague will start Tuesday, Jan. 7 at the Highlands Sports C omplex. Sign up on Tuesdays and T hursdays at 9 a.m. For more information call J ohn Kloet at 414-4245 or B ill Todd at 385-5632. Sebring Elks Golf SEBRING The Sebring E lks Lodge No. 1529 monthly g olf outing will be held at G olf Hammock Golf and C ountry Club on Monday, J an. 6, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $34 which includes g olf, cart, lunch and prize f und. To sign up contact Jack M cLaughlin at jacknj or l eave a message on (863) 4 71-3295. Check in not later than 7 :40 a.m. by the Pro Shop. Highlands County 2014 Adult Winter Leagues SEBRING Registrations a nd Fees are due Tuesday, J an. 7 no Exceptions. Coaches meeting on T uesday, Jan. 7, at 6 pm. League play will begin the w eek of January 14th. Cost is $360 Per team plus $ 15 Sanctioning Fee Ages 16 and up for W omens, Church and R ecreation Aand B Leagues. To register or for more i nformation, please call the H ighlands County Sports C omplex at 402-6755 or Bob K eefe at 381-8284 or Dustin R idenour at 381-8269. The complex is located at 2 16 Sheriffs Tower Rd, S ebring, FL33870. Hammock Half Marathon/5K SEBRING The 6th A nnual 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 will be given to the Half Marathon participants 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 team members and should be submitted together with team name by January 17 in order for proper awards to be ordered. Those desiring an entry form may contact race director Chet Brojek at or by calling 385-4736 and leaving a message. Entry fee for the 5K is $20 thru January 17 and $30 after the 18th thru race day. Hammock Half Marathon fees are $35 thru Jan. 17 and $45 after Jan. 18. Race day registration will be from 6:45-7:10 a.m. The race features custom trophies or plaques for overall, master and grand master champions, trophies for first thru third in 16 male and female age groups in the Half and Trophy to first in age groups and medals for 2nd and 3rd in the 5K Run/Walk. Chip timing will be provided by Central Florida Striders. The Half Marathon is made up of two 6.5 mile loops that utilize the trails and portions of the loop road. It is a challenging course, but provides you a chance to see areas of the park that you would not ordinarily see, said a Striders club member. Astep beyond the ordinary, you should try running the Hammock Half on January 25. The proceeds of the race benefit the Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park who provide thousands of dollars of support to the park each year. Visit for more information. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS Lake Placid THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at Taveniere Tournament,Sebring,vs.Tenoroc,3 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Taveniere Tournament,Sebring,TBD SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at Taveniere Tournament,Sebring,TBD Sebring THURSDAY: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,vs.Avon Park,7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,TBD SATURDAY: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,TBD Avon Park THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at Taveniere Tournament,Sebring,vs.Sebring,7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Taveniere Tournament,Sebring,TBD SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at Taveniere Tournament,Sebring,TBD C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L M O N D A Y 9 p m Diamond Head Classic Semifinal. . E S P N 2 S N O W B O A R D I N G S U N D A Y 2 p m U.S. Grand Prix Halfpipe, Slopestyle . N B C W O M E N S C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L S U N D A Y 1 p m California vs. Connecticut . . . . . . E S P N 3 p m Duke at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . S U N C O L L E G E F O O T B A L L M O N D A Y 2 p m Beef O Bradys Bowl St. Petersburg East Carolina vs. Ohio . . . . . . . . . E S P N T U E S D A Y 8 p m Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Boise State vs. . . Oregon State . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N Times, games, channels all subject to change G O L F S U N D A Y 9 a m Royal Trophy Final Day . . . . . . G O L F N H L M O N D A Y 7 : 3 0 p m Tampa Bay at Florida . . . . . . . . S U N N F L S U N D A Y 1 p m Miami at Buffalo . . . . . . . . . . C B S 1 p m Tampa Bay at St. Louis . . . . . . . F O X 4 : 2 5 p m New England at Baltimore . . . . . . C B S 8 : 2 0 p m Chicago at Philadelphia . . . . . . . N B C M O N D A Y 8 : 2 5 p m Atlanta at San Francisco . . . . . . E S P N LIVESPORTSONTV LOCALSCHEDULE Dane Hoehne/News-S un Sebring's Jared Lang (3) tries to get control of the ball Friday night during Sebring's 1-0 win over Lake Wales. Low-scoring night, but a win By KAREEM COPELAND Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross wants a change to the Atlantic Coast Conferences current eight-game league schedule and league officials will discuss the possibility during meetings in late January. Gross raised the possibility in email to the leagues athletic directors and Commissioner John Swofford. The email was obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request and it calls for a discussion on the subject due to the large time gap between road games involving cross-division teams. The Syracuse AD contends that certain programs are at a disadvantage when the schedule keeps them from regularly playing in major markets such as Boston, Atlanta and Miami. One Gross suggestion is to have a nine-game conference schedule. The five conference teams that are left off one year must be on the schedule the following season. That would likely eliminate some of the yearly rivalry games like Florid a State-Miami. There are some playing-partner scheduling that simply dont need to be maintained, Gross wrote. In fact I believe it would be in the best interest to prioritize playing multiple members of the conference over having a playing-partner. I do understand creating rivalry inventory however it may be better to be more creative with the rivalry concept annually than to force them over the long term. ACC to review schedule format at league meetings next month Associated PressVALDISERE, France L indsey Vonn felt her injured right k nee give way and for a moment it l ooked like her chances for another O lympic gold might be in jeopardy. Vonn had another scary run duri ng the World Cup downhill in Val d Isere, clutching her knee in pain after losing her balance and missing a gate on Saturday. But shortly afterward, she said no new damage had been done to the surgically repaired knee and her plans for the Sochi Olympics were still intact. I didnt hurt myself more than Im already hurt, said Vonn, the reigning Olympic downhill champion. It was a small compression, and it was fully loaded on the right ski and my knee just completely gave out. I tried to pressure the ski again and it gave out again. I had no chance of making that gate, unfortunately. With boyfriend Tiger Woods watching from the bottom of the slope, Vonn skied out after her left ski came up in the air, putting all her weight on the troublesome right leg. The American was clearly distressed after pulling up and looked close to tears as she clutched her knee. Vonn needed surgery in February to reconstruct two knee ligaments after a crash at the world championships, and then partially re-tore one of them in November. She said she will give herself plenty of rest and expects to race again probably sometime in January as she follows a lighter program before the Olympics. Vonn optimistic about Sochi despite new setback with injured knee


c ially lately, though none has b een required thus far to put a ny money or resources w here his mouth is and w ont until the bidding p rocess for the 2019 Super B owl begins late next summ er. After New York, the next t hree Super Bowls are set for G lendale, Ariz. (2015), Santa C lara, Calif. (2016; the 50th a nniversary of the S uperpalooza), and Houston ( 2017). The 2018 field has a lready been narrowed to I ndianapolis, Minneapolis a nd perennial favorite New O rleans. All three finalists h ave or in the case of M inneapolis, will have a d omed stadium. That winner w ill be announced in May. By then, serious ownership c ontenders for 2019 will have b egun raising cash from c ivic, business and communit y groups and helped formed b id committees. Its not a s mall commitment. After w inning the 2014 game, in a v ote taken at the 2010 NFL o wners meetings, the host N ew York-New Jersey comm ittee raised $70 million to c over the cost of staging the e vent. Their final bill will h ave to cover everything f rom erecting a 60-foot-tall t oboggan slide in Times S quare to a series of conting ency plans on clearing snow a nd delivering upwards of 8 0,000 fans to MetLife S tadium on game day. Other than coming up with t he cash and an organizationa l plan, the bar for entering t he Super Bowl lottery is low. Abid city must have 2 9,000 hotel rooms within an h ours drive of the stadium ( sorry, Green Bay) and be a ble to seat upwards of 6 8,000 fans on game day. It a lso has to provide two NFLc aliber practice facilities for t he teams, buildings large e nough to house a media cent er and the NFLExperience essentially a weeklong fan c onvention and range of s ponsor and corporate hospit ality gatherings. Even towns w here the field gets chewed u p during the season can conf idently bid, since NFL s pokesman Brian McCarthy s aid the league has arranged t o bring in an entirely new p laying surface for the big g ame in the past. At the end of the day, the c onsiderations are the same a s they would be for a game i n a warm climate or i ndoors, McCarthy added. What did the product on the f ield look like? Did the logist ics work to the benefit of e verybody? How was the fan e xperience? How did it come a cross on TV? How were the s ponsors treated? This is the pinnacle of our g ame. Its the one stage that e verybody is looking at. For handicapping purpose s, Redskins owner Daniel S nyder put down the first m arker among his coldw eather counterparts during a break in those 2010 meetings. Just before he and fellow owners agreed to waive the so-called -degree rule to pave the way for a successful New York-New Jersey bid previously, hosting cities required an average temperature of 50 or above during the week of the game Snyder emerged from a midmorning session and said, I think Washington should get one, no matter what. It is the nations capital. More than three years later, Snyder is part of a growing chorus of like-minded owners. But until they assess the final product in New York, all those pledges of support are only conditional. Everybody says, What if it snows?Well take the snow off the field, Denver owner Pat Bowlen said, and well play the game. ... The championship game should be played around the league. Everybody should have an opportunity to have it. This is where it all started. Right here, New England owner Robert Kraft said, referring to the region where football first took hold in the United States. We would love one day to hold it here if its a good experience there. I will, yes, Philadelphia owner Jeff Lurie said about entering a bid back in March. I will, if its a success. New York will help us. Meanwhile in Chicago, hewing to its reputation as a deal-making town, the mayor has been lobbying on behalf of the Bears behind closed doors. Rahm Emanuel made his case to Commissioner Roger Goodell last June in a conversation about several things that would allow Chicago and the NFLto expand their already wonderful relationship, according to a mayoral spokesman. Whether any of those cities, or more stealthy contenders like Tennessee, Carolina and Seattle, make it into the final mix remains to be seen. In the 47 Super Bowls spread across 15 different venues so far, no hosting team has ever made it to the big game. But two came close: the then-Los Angeles Rams lost the 1979 game played just down the road at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena; five years later, the 49ers ventured just 30 miles from home to play at Stanford Stadium. Based strictly on the numbers, the cold-weather franchise most likely to break that curse would be the Patriots. Using the 32-degree benchmark, New England is an NFL-best 23-6 (a winning percentage of 79 percent) in such games. Among teams with at least 10 games in those conditions, its closest pursuer is Philadelphia (10-4), followed by Cincinnati (11-5), Green Bay (28-13-1) and Chicago (14-7). Five teams St. Louis, Arizona, San Francisco, New Orleans and Detroit havent won even once in the cold over that same span. Not that any or all of them wouldnt welcome the chance to try their luck in 2019. If they have it in Alaska, if thats where they want to play the Super Bowl, I want to get my team there. Thats how I look at it, Buffalo coach Doug Marrone said. ... either Im there playing it, or Im at home feeling pretty ... and here Marrone paused to glance at Bills spokesman Scott Berchtold. Can I say the word I want to say? he began. Lousy? suggested Berchtold. Lousy, Marrone repeated. OK. Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jlitke(at) and follow him at www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 22, 2013 Page B3 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 12/22/13; 0 0 0 3 4 6 7 0 Continued from B1 champions. The physical senior made her fourth varsity season her best as she patrolled the net in the middle. Her hammer-like hits resulted in 193 kills, and her strength at the net accounted for a whopping 51.5 blocks more than half of the team total of 95.5 and she tied for third on the team with 38 service aces. Corley also showed her ability wasnt just in her power as she was able to collect 122 digs and dish out 11 assists. Being at Sebring for the past four years, I have faced Breauna plenty of times, Whittington said. You walk into the gym and she is just intimidating. Her height and being an allaround athlete really allows her to succeed on the net. Shes aggressive and a leader for her team. For Corley, its been a long path that has paid off. Being nominated for FACAand Player of the Year is something Ive been fighting for since my freshman year, she said. Ive finally earned it and Im very honored. Two team leaders who both work to their strengths and utilize their versatility a great pair of building blocks for an All-County team. Joining Corley along the front line of this hypothetical dream team are a towering twosome of high-flying outside hitters that would do some serious damage with Whittingtons sets. Lady Dragon Bella Caraballo, a long-limbed, 6foot skywalker, topped the 200 kill mark for the season, totalling 231, while showing her own great versatility in gathering 169 digs. Swooping in from the other side would be the equally lengthy and strong swinger Marina Torres of Avon Park. The Lady Red Devil accounted for 120 kills for the district runner up and would be potent defensively with Corley at the net as she totaled 48 blocks on the year. Adding to the versatility and strength would be a back row combo of Sebrings Jordan Hinkle and Lake Placids libero Mary Grace Bates. Hinkle played significant time along the front as one of the Streaks better outside hitters, totaling 116 kills. But with the heavy hitters on this squadsfront line, Hinkle would make use of the strong and quick defensive abilities that allowed her to collect 157 digs. She was also potent serving, with 53 aces. Bates, a second-year starter as a sophomore, wa s a stalwart defensively, amassing an astounding 46 3 digs on the year, nearly one-third of the team total And while her lower stature at 5-foot-2 adds to her ability to go down and get them, her athleticism and hops allowed her to collect 30 kills from the back row. Bates was also a weapo n on her serves, finishing se cond among the Dragons with 49 aces. So theres the starting s ix of the 2013 News-Sun AllCounty Volleyball team, a potent looking squad to be sure. And there were certainl y tough cuts that would back up the team quite abley of f the bench with the likes of Jacalyn Baldwin Andrea Barajas and Joanna Sanchez of Lake Placid, Otaysha Smith, Aaliya Eastburn and Maria Tatari s, and Sebrings Ansley Selander, Caylin Webb and Hannah Tucker. Congratulations to the seniors that make up this squad, who will be moving on the take their games to the collegiate level. But this list also include s plenty of underclassmen, with many others getting set to make names for themselves next year. Continued from B1 All-County Volleyball Team loaded with local talent MCT A stadium worker blows snow off the field during a game in Philadelphia earlier this season. The Super Bowl is being played in New York, which has league officials making contingency plans in case of a blizzard. Cold-weather cities may get to host more Super Bowls JACKSONVILLE (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew practiced in a limited capacity Friday, a positive sign he might be able to play against the Tennessee Titans. Coach Gus Bradley says Jones-Drew will be a game-day decision. MJD will work out before the team determines whether he can play in the home finale today. Jones-Drew missed last weeks game against Buffalo with a lingering hamstring injury. Jones-Drew is listed as questionable. Linebacker Geno Hayes (knee) and defensive tackle Roy Miller (shoulder) also are questionable. Safety Johnathan Cyprien (thigh), who missed last weeks game, is probable. Jags Jones-Drew a game-day decision again


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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 22, 2013 Page B5 ringling bros; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; ringling bros. circus; 0 0 0 3 4 3 0 9 Chateau Elan Hotel; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main A NYE; 0 0 0 3 4 6 7 6 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Affinity Health P rofessionalspatients, staff, a nd their families had a succ essful toy drive in support of H eartland for Childrens Rudolph Round-up. Ahuge box of about 50 toys a nd blankets were donated for c hildren of all ages. The items w ill go to children in foster c are in Highlands, Hardee and P olk counties. Chiropractic physician and c ertified acupuncturist L. John P epper said, Its great to see o ur patients and community s tep up to help these children h ave presents on Christmas m orning. Affinity Health Professionals p rovides chiropractic care, a cupuncture, massage and other h olistic and wellness-related h ealth services in Highlands C ounty. Local chiropractic office donates toys Business Courtesy photo Kathie Graydon (from left), Wendy Mcdowall and Dr. John Pepper with some of the items donated to Heartland for Childrens Rudolph Round-up. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The fall season just got a little more golden for Lake Placid Hardware and customer Michael Latham. On Dec. 2, Latham was chosen as the winner of the Lake Placid Hardware $1,000 Shopping Giveaway. Latham was selected at random from more than 1,500 entries submitted at the store from Aug. 26-Nov. 16. Robert Tillis said that Lake Placid Hardware is delighted to provide one of its customers with the opportunity to make their summer projects a little more exciting. Everyone has a few extra chores this time of year, and were glad that Michael will be able to choose whatever he wants to get the job done. We thank all those who entered the giveaway for their participation, Tillis said. Lake Placid Hardware i s at 190 Plaza Ave. and has been serving customers in the Lake Placid area for s ix years. Lake Placid Hardware offers a complete line of hardware, plumbing supplies, paint supplies, lawn garden, housewares, electrical supplies, pet supplie s and lumber for everyone from do-it yourself homeowner to the professional. Lake Placid Hardware has been a Do It Best Cor p. member since 2005. LP Hardware gives away $1,000 shopping spree WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. e conomy grew at a solid 4.1 percent a nnual rate from July through S eptember, the fastest pace since late 2 011 and significantly higher than prev iously believed. Much of the upward r evision came from stronger consumer s pending. The Commerce Departments final l ook at growth in the summer was up f rom a previous estimate of 3.6 percent. F our-fifths of the revision came from s tronger consumer spending, primarily i n the area of health care. The 4.1 percent third quarter growth r ate came after the economy expanded a t a 2.5 percent rate in the second quart er. Much of the acceleration reflected a b uildup in business stockpiles. Economists expect growth has s lowed to between 2 percent and 2.5 p ercent in the current quarter, in part b ecause they believe inventory growth h as slowed. The third quarter rise in the gross domestic product, the economys total output of goods and services, was the best performance since a 4.9 percent increase in the final three months of 2011. Still, analysts expect that for the year, the GDPwill only expand by around 1.7 percent, down from the 2.8 percent growth of 2012. Much of that drop-off occurred because consumer spending was depressed by higher taxes that took effect last January and the governments across-the-board spending cuts. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated those two factors shaved 1.5 percentage points from growth in 2013. But the drag from the government is expected to lessen in 2014. The latest outlook for the National Association for Business Economics predicted growth of 2.5 percent in 2014. Outside the volatility caused by changes in stockpiles, many analysts say the economy has begun to improve in the current quarter. Steady hiring has lowered the unemployment rate to a five-year low of 7 percent. And much of the November data so far have been upbeat. Consumer spending at retail businesses rose by the most in five months. Factories increased output for the fourth straight month, led by a surge in auto production. Builders broke ground on homes at the fastest pace in more than five years, strong evidence that the housing recovery is accelerating despite higher mortgage rates. Auto sales havent been better since the recession ended 4 1/2 years ago. And the stock market is at all-time highs. Analysts will pay close attention to consumer spending in the fourth quarter. It drives 70 percent of economic growth. US economy expands at 4.1 percent rate Fastest pace since late 2011 CROSSWORDSOLUTION


Page B6 News-SunSunday, December 22, 2013 church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 0 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; dec ads; 0 0 0 3 4 0 7 7 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; dec ads p/u; 0 0 0 3 4 0 8 0 Outdoors Arts and Entertainment As you receive and send y our Christmas cards, you s hould take notice what b irds are being included in t he graphics. Predominant is t he northern cardinal, usuall y shown are male and f emale. Once in a while, a w hite dove shows up, or an A merican goldfinch. I am surprised that none o f the so-called religious c ards ever show a peacock, b ecause early Christians c onsidered the peacock to be a symbol of Christs resurr ection. That is because e very year the peacock sheds i ts feathers but then grows n ew ones the following year. A lso, the eyes on its colorf ul tail seemed to symbolize G ods all-seeing eye. Perhaps we will find a p icture of the peacock at E aster time when we find o urselves communicating with relatives and friends as we participate in another holiday ritual. One of the most loved of our common backyard birds is undeniably the c ardinal. It is so named after t he red robes worn by R oman Catholic cardinals. T he female is a buff b rown-tinged with red on the c rest. The male is bright red w ith crest, black face and a s tout, red bill. Cardinals are in the family o f grosbeaks, buntings, f inches and sparrows. Size is 8 -9 inches and its rich song o f what-cheer, cheer, purty, p urty, purty or sweet, s weet, sweet, sweet is one o f the loveliest bird songs y ou will hear as a payoff for f illing your bird feeds and k eeping the bird bath clean w ith fresh water. Cardinals are non migrator y and have steadily been e xtending their range northw ard. According to our P eterson Field Guide, it is n ow resident from the D akotas, southern Ontario a nd Nova Scotia to the Gulf C oast and from southern Texas, Arizona and southern California southward into Mexico. According to an Archbold Christmas bird count report, a 10-year average sighting of the bird indicates 160 individuals here in Highlands County. Cardinal nests are loosely built of twigs, vines, some leaves, bark strips, grasses, weed stalks, rootlets and lined with fine grasses. The female builds the nest in three to nine days, occasionally assisted by the male. The nest is placed in dense shrubbery and small trees 3-20 feet off the ground, generally about 10 feet. Aperiod of up to six days may elapse before the first egg is laid. Usually, three to four eggs are laid and incubation is by the female for 12-13 days. Cases of two females sharing the same nest simultaneously have been reported. Young are tended by both parents and leave the nest in nine to 11 days, fly well at 19 days and become independent at around 38 to 45 days. Every so often, I receive an email or a call regarding a crazy red bird attacking a window or the side-view mirror of a car. The bird (it is always a male) is protecting its home territory from what it believes to be a male intruder. My advice is to put a paper bag over the cars mirror and cover the window being attacked with something that will cut down on its reflective quality. Please call, write or send 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 Committee and also a past president of the Highlands County Audubon Society. Contact him at Cardinals one of areas most loved birds Birds & Other Wild Things Hank Kowalski Metro Cardinals are often seen on holiday greeting cards, and also in local birdbaths. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Champion for Childrens Circle Theatre announces the presentation of The Big Bad Musical on Jan. 3-4. Acourtroom has never been more lively and fun than inThe Big Bad Musical. This smart and wickedly funny musical is great for audiences of any age. The jury the audience must decide the outcome of the biggest trial ever in the fairy tale world. The notorious Big Bad Wolf is being slapped with a classaction lawsuit by storybooks of quirky characters who want to get even: Little Red Riding Hood, her grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. With Sydney Grimm as the commentator on live Court TV, the two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother clash in a trial that will be remembered forever after.As the wronged fairy tale characters testify, the wolf seems deserving of all thats coming. Yet, even though the infamous Evil Stepmother resents doing pro-bono work on such an obviously futile defense, Mr. Wolf makes a good case for himself.Was he born a criminal, or made one? Tickets are available online at o r at The Circle Theatre. The Big Bad Musical is the first of a full schedu le of childrens productions to be staged by The Circle Theatre in 2014. The current lineup includes Willi e Wonka Jr., Alice in Wonderland, Princess Whats her Name and The Nutcracker. Aportio n of the proceeds go to support the many local programs of Champion for Children. The Big Bad Musical coming to Circle Theatre Big Bad Wolf to be on trial Jan. 3-4 r

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Page B8 News-SunSunday, December 22, 2013 P l a c e s t o W o r s h i p i s a p a i d a d v e r t i s e m e n t i n t h e N e w s S u n t h a t i s p u b l i s h e d F r i d a y a n d S u n d a y T o f i n d o u t m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o n h o w t o p l a c e a l i s t i n g i n t h i s d i r e c t o r y c a l l t h e N e w s S u n a t 3 8 5 6 1 5 5 e x t 5 9 6 A N G L I C A N N e w L i f e A n g l i c a n F e l l o w s h i p 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.A S S E M B L Y O F G O D C h r i s t F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h ( A s s e m b l y o f G o d ) 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. F i r s t A s s e m b l y o f G o d 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.B A P T I S T A v o n P a r k L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. B e t h a n y B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to or call the church office at 863-452-1136. F a i t h M i s s i o n a r y B a p t i s t C h u r c h off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. F e l l o w s h i p B a p t i s t C h u r c h 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 4534256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow; Web site, www.apfellow F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f A v o n P a r k 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of music. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the website at In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e J o s e p h i n e 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e P l a c i d Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: Email: Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L o r i d a located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h S e b r i n g 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website F l o r i d a A v e n u e B a p t i s t C h u r c h 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. I n d e p e n d e n t B a p t i s t C h u r c h 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, missionminded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L e i s u r e L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 6990671 for more information. M a r a n a t h a B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. P a r k w a y F r e e W i l l B a p t i s t C h u r c h 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-theMonth-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S p a r t a R o a d B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 4400 Sparta Road. 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. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 22, 2013 Page B9 E P I S C O P A L S t A g n e s E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church office 385-7649, for more information. S t F r a n c i s o f A s s i s i A n g l i c a n E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Worship: Sunday, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Bible study at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Communion with Healing. Call the thrift store for hours open 699-0221.E V A N G E L I C A L F R E E C H U R C H O F A M E R I C A T h e C h u r c h o f t h e W a y E F C A 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Office Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ Web site: G R A C E B R E T H R E N G r a c e B r e t h r e n C h u r c h 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, primetimers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and AfterSchool Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at .I N D E P E N D E N T F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.I N T E R D E N O M I N A T I O N A L W o r l d H a r v e s t a n d R e s t o r a t i o n M i n i s t r i e s (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. L U T H E R A N A t o n e m e n t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( E L C A ) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leader every Sunday for the next two months. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the first Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the first Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and sandals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. C h r i s t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h A v o n P a r k L C M S 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see F a i t h L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring; Church phone: 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. 9-15. Listings include the weeks ranking and viewership. 1. NCIS, CBS, 19.3 million. 2. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 17.7 million. 3. NBC Sunday Night Football, NBC, 16.4 million. 4. NFL Regular Season: Chicago at Dallas, ESPN, 16.2 million 5. The OT, Fox, 15.8 million. 6. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 15.2 million. 7. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick, NBC, 13.3 million. 8. The Voice (Monday), NBC, 13.2 million. 9. The Voice (Tuesday), NBC, 11.5 million. 10. Criminal Minds, CBS, 11.2 million. 11. Blue Bloods, CBS, 10.94 million. 12. The Millers, CBS, 10.93 million. 13. Football Night in America, NBC, 10.8 million 14. Modern Family, ABC, 10.6 million. 15. Minutes, CBS, 10.4 million. 16. Survivor Finale, CBS, 10.2 million. Best-SellersWall Street Journal FICTION 1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 2. Sycamore Row by John Grisham (Doubleday) Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich (Bantam) 3. Command Authority by Tom Clancy (Putnam) 4. Cross My Heart by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 5. The First Phone Call fron Heaven by Mitch Albom (Harper)) 6. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 7. Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims by Rush Limbaugh (Threshold Editions) 8. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (Scribner) 9. The Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (Disney Press) 10. What Does the Fox Say? by Ylvis, Christian Lochstoer and Svein Nyhus (Simon & Schuster) NONFICTION 1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 2. Sycamore Row by John Grisham (Doubleday) Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich (Bantam) 3. Command Authority by Tom Clancy (Putnam) 4. Cross My Heart by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 5. The First Phone Call fron Heaven by Mitch Albom (Harper)) 6. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 7. Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims by Rush Limbaugh (Threshold Editions) 8. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (Scribner) 9. The Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (Disney Press) 10. What Does the Fox Say? by Ylvis, Christian Lochstoer and Svein Nyhus (Simon & Schuster) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. Sycamore Row by John Grisham (Knopf) 2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Knopf Books for Young Readers) 3. Divergent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 4. Innocence by Dean Koontz (Bantam) 5. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown) 6. The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 7. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich (Bantam) 8. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 9. A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire (Atria Books) 10. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) NONFICTION E-BOOKS 1. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup (HarperCollins) 2. Killing Jesus: A History by Bill OReilly & Martin Dugard (Macmillan) 3. Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson (Little, Brown) 4. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela (Threshold Editions) 5. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown) 6. Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer (Little, Brown) 7. Well Fed by Melissa Joulwan (Melissa Joulwan) 8. Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo (Thomas Nelson) 9. George Washingtons Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade (Sentinel)


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DearAbby: Im 50 and my boyfriend, Ray, is 55. We have been together for 11 years. Hes divorced with two children. I am single and childless. We owned our own homes until a year ago, when we sold them and bought a house together. We each pay half the bills including the mortgage. We love each other, get along great, have similar values and cant imagine not being together. My problem is I want to get married. Ray does, too, but his 20-year-old daughter isnt ready for it yet. She and I get along fine, but she gets very stressed and cries when the topic is mentioned. I told Ray I think she has learned from her childhood that crying enables her to get her way. But Ray insists she has anxiety issues, and hes afraid she will hurt herself if we get married. I say we should just do it and hope that, eventually, she accepts it. Counseling is out of the question for her. She wont go. Ray and I did go for advice about this. The counselor agreed that his daughter needs counseling, but we cant make her go. My question is, is Ray ever going to marry me? Any suggestions on what we should do? Confused in New Jersey DearConfused: If Ray waits for his daughters blessing, it may take another 11 years for her to give it if she ever does. You and Ray should get more counseling to help him find the strength to stop allowing his troubled daughter to rule his life. DearAbby: My hog-mouth husband and I are having an ongoing disagreement about food. When there is special food in the house, something we both like, he feels free to eat as much of it as he wants without leaving any for me. His argument is that if its around for several days even if its frozen I have had plenty of time to get my share. I feel it shouldnt be up to him to tell me how much to eat, and when. He weighs almost twice as much as I do, and eats accordingly. Its particularly upsetting if I have invested hours in the preparation of a dish, only to find its gone when I want my second helping. I think he is being inconsiderate at best. Am I wrong? Wheres My Beef?! DearWheres: I dont think so. Your husband is behaving like a selfish child. If you have been cooking in large quantities, try preparing only enough for two portions for a while a long while. DearAbby: My 30-yearold niece passed away, leaving a 7-year-old daughter. Her grieving husband found a married woman two months later. She divorced her second husband, and now all three of them are living together. Abby, the little girl is not allowed to tell anyone that her mommy died and has to tell all her friends that her fathers new girlfriend is her mom. Is it right to keep her from talking about her mommy? Maria From Texas DearMaria: Of course not! While the father and his girlfriend might wish to erase the childs mother fro m her memory, she is old enough to always remember not only that her mother died, but also that her father and this woman want to bur y the fact that she ever existed. That child needs to talk about her mother, and to forbid it will cause problems when she is older. Write to or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 22, 2013 Page B11 Diversions/Puzzles Gramma! Pop-Pop! Those words singing in the air while young legs carry eager grandchildren into our arms exemplify love in motion. Awelcome phone call to our oldest grandson who isnt anxious to get off the phone, but rather loves to exchange ideas with us moves over the airwaves to our listening ears and speaks of love in motion. Middle grandchildren who love it when were around and eagerly crave our undivided attention overflow with love in motion. There are no expectations. Just joy in the presence of each other. Love in motion is physical action, a listening ear, edifying speech and an invitation into ones life. Thats what God did on that first incredible Christmas. Physically, he acted. God came.Instead of us figuring out how to reach him, he came to us. And he didnt come marching in with the pomp and fanfare of royalty (though he is King of kings). He identified in every way with us; yet, without sin. So in a nondescript stable of ordinary smells and sounds, he came as a baby, born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14) as predicted in the Old Testament scriptures in Isaiah 7:14 and repeated in Matthew 1: 23, NKJV, Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, God with us. The skies rent with the heavenly announcement and propelled th e shepherds to see k and find the infant and worship him. Quietly, he lis tened. As Jesus grew up, he listened and learned from his godly parent s and the Jewish Scriptures.Luke 2:52 say s, And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and i n favor with God and men. Wisely, he spoke. During his public ministry, Jesus spoke with unparalleled wisdom.The people followed him in droves and many scholars and religious leaders tried to trick him. But, his word s of truth and light were spo ken with authority that none could successfully challenge. His presence, his willingness to listen, his word s of love and wisdom all led to the most important reason for his coming an invitation to a personal relationship with God through him. He came and He still comes sometimes in su rprising ways and other times in the ordinary day to day occurrences. He listened then and still listens as we bear our hearts to him in conversation called prayer. He spoke words of invi tation and he is still inviting us to come as little children just as he came. Come.Theres joy in th e presence of Immanuel God with us. Blessed Christmas to al l. Selah. Jan Merop is a News-Sun correspondent. Love in motion E XTRASBy PAMELAAMICK KLAWITTER ACROSS 1 Stonewaller? 6 Shooters stockpile 10 Building toy 15 s-s Big Apple mayor 19 With 30-Across, Revolutionary patriot 20 Nest protest 21 1978 Broadway revue 22 Quitos land: Abbr. 23 Comment about paparazzi? 26 See 86-Across 27 Lend, as a fin or a fifty 28 Turkish VIP 29 Home __ 30 See 19-Across 31 Less than medium 33 Nicklaus has won five of them, briefly 34 Arabian Peninsula locale 36 Momentum in Hagels department? 41 Foundation 42 Once more 43 "Here Comes Santa Claus" co-songwriter 44 Said under oath 48 Mine in Milan 49 Uffizi display 50 GameCube successor 51 Carrier renamed in 1997 52 Its up your sleeve 54 Alpine fabric sample? 58 Shore flier 59 Sugar and sweets 61 Sites for mice 62 Lacking 64 "What __ around ..." 65 Method 67 Sports number 68 Target of a 1984 breakup 71 Smarmy 72 Fence-sitters 76 Parisian peer 77 Young John McEnroe? 81 Casual agreement 82 Ear-relevant 84 Pencil game loser 85 As indicated 86 With 26-Across, London police group, familiarly 87 Makes privy to 89 Studio sign 91 Ballet position 94 First Niagara Center NHLer 95 Why the clown retired? 97 Annual bestseller 100 Canonical hour 101 Apollo org. 102 Knock off 103 Weaving fiber 105 Curious as __ 107 Small cleaner 111 91-Down section 112 What the fencer proved he was? 115 Tivolis Villa d__ 116 Coup __ 117 Shuffle follower 118 Shire of "Rocky" 119 Jeanne dArc et al.: Abbr. 120 Aides: Abbr. 121 Granola grain 122 Reporters DOWN 1 Sitcom eatery 2 Sitting on 3 "Buzz off!" 4 Yellow ribbon site of song 5 Miami-to-Orlando dir. 6 Orbital point 7 Screen door makeup 8 Arizona desert sight 9 Make a decision 10 Ralph who played FDR in "Sunrise at Campobello" 11 Haas of "Jobs" 12 Passing remarks? 13 Movie-related 14 Frat party dispenser 15 Forgetful night watchman? 16 City in Floridas horse country 17 Magic bullets, so to speak 18 Lacked 24 Like taskmasters 25 Eponymous newborn score creator 30 Bid word 32 Short reply? 33 "For __ sake!" 35 Believers ending 36 Obstruct 37 IRS requirement, often 38 Battle site 39 "Slumdog Millionaire" wear 40 Sounds of rebuke 41 Sets, as a trap 45 Container weight 46 German "a" 47 Slave Scott 49 Leaves wide-eyed 50 Rolls (up) 53 Accessories for Lansbury? 54 Refine, as ore 55 Fixes 56 Washed-out 57 __ for a loan 60 MapQuest parent 63 D.C. player 65 Seductress 66 Giant Manning 67 Sch. periods 68 Happy __ 69 It can give you fits 70 Toon troublemaker 71 Live-income filler 72 Pacific island republic 73 Blue Cross rival 74 Christine who directed the Oscar-winning short film "Lieberman in Love" 75 Polish 78 Emulates Father Damien, in a 1973 movie 79 Where to begin 80 Stylish 83 Former NPR host Hansen 88 Jazz gp. 89 Leopardlike cats 90 Said no to 91 H.S. exams 92 Five-minute 88-Down periods 93 21st-century conflict 96 Sluggards 97 Pinnacles 98 LCD component 99 Photo finish 100 Weasel relative 104 Friday and York: Abbr. 105 Crossing the ocean 106 Casual talk 108 Gilded metalware 109 You can see right through it 110 Modern organizers, for short 112 Oral health org. 113 Kerfuffle 114 Longtime sponsor in NASCAR events Solution on page 5B Pause And Consider Jan Merop Metro News ServiceAries (March 21-April 2 0 ) Aries, some difficulty a waits you, but you are s trong and fully capable of h andling whats coming your w ay. Maintain your compos ure and stick it out a little l onger. Taurus (April 21-May 2 1) Taurus, this is your w eek to shine and let everyo ne at work know just how t alented and devoted you are t o the team. Enjoy the fanf are while you can get it. Gemini (May 22-June 2 1 ) Distractions are lurki ng, Gemini, but you will s till manage to get things d one. Somehow you find the f ocus needed to muddle t hrough all the work. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Trust someone close to you w ith a few of your secrets, C ancer. Holding them in may o nly cause you grief in the l ong run. Your confidante w ill be supportive. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) L eo, an investment opportun ity has piqued your interest. U ntil you sign over the f unds, be sure to research e verything thoroughly and c all in some expert advice. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, you have a lot on y our plate, but you can hand le it on your own. If things a re to get done, you will get t hem accomplished of your o wn accord, even if it takes l onger. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Some added confidence is a ll you need to get back on t he right track, Libra. Things a re bound to work out in y our favor, especially when y ou put your mind to somet hing. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, just when skepticism seems to be taking over, you will discover once in a while there are a few surprises with happy endings. Enjoy your good luck. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius, though unusual, your behavior might seem perfectly reasonable to you. But unless you share your thoughts with others, they may wonder what is going on. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Remember that words said in the heat of the moment will not soon be forgotten, Capricorn. Dont forget to employ some tact when discussing serious matters with loved ones. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, this week you will have to be very convincing if you want plans to go your way. Brush up on your approach and give thought to exactly what it is you want to say. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Take a few days to let your mind wander, Pisces. You will probably find being a free spirit to be a refreshing break from the norm. Famous birthdaysDec. 22 Hector Elizondo, actor (77); Dec. 23 Eddie Vedder, singer (49); Dec. 24 Stephanie Meyer, author (40); Dec. 25 Annie Lennox, singer (59); Dec. 26 Jared Leto, actor/singer (42); Dec. 27 Emilie de Ravin, actress (32); and Dec. 28 Joe Manganiello, actor (37). You can handle difficult times, Aries Distraught daughter wont let longtime couple tie the knot Horoscope Dear Abby


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News Sun December 22 28, 2013 17 9 12 14 27 3 10 31 39 4 5 8 7 6 12 11 16 15 20 23 25 29 28 33 32 37 36 40 41 42 17 22 30 19 35 43 13 18 21 24 26 34 38 * * * * Solution on page 31 Across 1. Star of Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2) 9. Role on The Mary Ty ler Moore Show 10. Extreme Makeover: __ Edition 11. The __ Patrol (196668) 13. __ __ Up Screaming; Betty Grable thriller 15. Horses negative vote? 2 x 3 ad spring lake golf resort 1 x 2 ad A-bulb bin B-w collision 1 x 3 ad Dermatology 4. Send to the mat, for short 5. Chevy maker, for short 6. __ 911! (2003-09) 7. Framework of parallel lines 8. Choke 9. Actress on Sean Saves the World (2) 12. Will Arnett series (2) 14. Those on mess duty, for short 16. Please Dont __ the Daisies 19. __ __ a Male War Bride; Cary Grant film 20. __-__-You.Com; 2006 movie for Beau Bridges 22. Mr. Begley Jr. 23. Nine hundred 27. Stiller or Stein 28. Role on Roseanne 30. Actress on JAG 31. Prefix for cast or prompter 32. Ma, for one (hyph.) 33. Alan or Cheryl 35. Tease 37. Tax collecting agcy. 40. CD forerunners 41. Initials for Ms. Lamour 1 x 3 ad ICS creamations 2 x 3 ad A-Millers Central Air Bsebring pain 17. Locked __ __; National Geographic Channel series 18. Royal baby Georges late grandmother 20. __ With Her (200304) 21. Sense of holy wonder 23. Crime drama series 24. Boy 25. Tillis or Torme 26. __ If; 2002 sitcom 29. __ Cortez; 2006 Lou Diamond Phillips movie 30. New series for Hannah Ware 34. Ryan, for one 36. Walking __ __; elated 38. Nada 39. Godiva or Gaga 42. Cristina Yang and Der ek Shepherd: abbr. 43. Series for Will Estes (2)Down 1. Milk provider 2. Island feast 3. Cheers actress 1 x 3 ad race thru quick lube 1 x 3 ad dawn dell News Sun December 29, 2013 January 4, 2014 17 9 12 14 27 3 10 31 39 4 5 8 7 6 12 11 16 15 20 23 25 29 28 33 32 37 36 40 41 42 17 22 30 19 35 43 13 18 21 24 26 34 38 * * * * Solution on page 31 Across 1. Actor on Castle (2) 9. __ Paris; role on Star Trek: Voyager 10. __ and Again (19992002) 11. I-See-You.__; 2006 film for Beau Bridges 13. Harness straps 15. Mom on Everybody Loves Raymond 17. Reality series that be gan in 2011 (2) 2 x 3 ad spring lake golf resort 1 x 2 ad A-bulb bin B-w collision 1 x 3 ad Dermatology 4. Prefix for seen or spo ken 5. Claptons initials 6. Dos followers (2) 7. Unit of farmland 8. __ __ Married an Axe Murderer; 1993 movie 9. Series for Michaela Watkins (2) 12. Role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2) 14. Org. for Ducks and Penguins 16. __ of Valor; 2012 Alex Veadov film 19. Nurses helper 20. The __ Wife 22. Poet Eliot, for one 23. Miranda Bailey or Callie Torres: abbr. 27. Scrubbers item 28. Monogram for the FBIs Hoover 30. Enormous 31. WWII French battle site (hyph.) 32. True __; John Wayne movie 33. Role on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 35. Chads continent: abbr. 37. Blocker, for one 40. __ Blue Eyes 41. Fraternity letter 1 x 3 ad ICS creamations 2 x 3 ad A-Millers Central Air Bsebring pain 18. Zebulon Walton, to John 20. __ Joe: Retaliation; Channing Tatum movie 21. Your __ Parade (195059) 23. Adams or Johnson 24. Linear measures: abbr. 25. Stewart or Serling 26. __ Are Men; 2013 sit com 29. 1988 Martin Sheen film 30. Toni Collette series 34. Opera based on a Goethe tragedy 36. Role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show 38. CD followers 39. __ Anderson 42. __ the Favorite; 2012 Bruce Willis movie 43. Billy Burke drama seriesDown 1. Cheechs role on Nash Bridges 2. Leave out 3. Stockings 1 x 3 ad race thru quick lube 1 x 3 ad dawn dell