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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Family members adopted Robert Saffold and brought him to Sebring from Okeechobee when he was 2 years old. Except for a tour in the Army and going to Bethune-Cookman College (as it was then called) Saffold has spent his life advocating on the behalf of children and working for his community here in Highlands County. In fact,Saffolds contributions have been so remarkable year after year the News-Sun is pleased to select him our Unsung Hero for January 2014. Gingerlee Mitchelllindo works with Saffold on some of his projects. Theres a lot we need to talk about,she told the News-Sun, when she was asked about him. He does a lot,just a lot,a lot,a lot mentoring troubled kids, tutoring in his spare time,raising money for scholarships,Christmas toys,and back-to-school supplies. Saffold said he was raised to reach a destiny of sorts,in a caring,Christian home. His adoptive parents set an example of giving. He tells a story of when he was young and helping his father plant vegetables along the boundary fence. Why plant here?he says he asked his dad. It will grow through the fence. Thats for the neighbors,he said his father replied. Saffold who will only say, long,long ago,when asked when he was born grew up in a segregated world. He attended E.O. Douglas, Highlands Countys black middle and high school named for Eugene Oren Douglas,a white man who served as president of the 1st National Bank in Sebring and was a school board member from 1924 to 1927. After graduation Saffold headed off to Bethune-Cookman,and then interrupting his formal education to serve a tour in the Army also segregated at the time. He returned to Bethune-Cookman to finish his degree in art and education and was offered a teaching position from a large high school in Orlando while still interning as a teacher. The Orange County school district offered a $9,000 annual salary; Highlands County was paying $3,500,Saffold said,but he was determined to come home and make a difference. He taught for 26 years,mostly at 079099401001 Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, January 24-25, 2014 Volume 95/Number 11 | 50 cents www.newssun .com Classifieds A9 Crossword PuzzleB11 Dear AbbyB11 Editorial & OpinionA4 Film ReviewB11 Healthy LivingB5 Religion B6 Sudoku PuzzleB11 Living B12 Index Times of clouds High 60 Low 36Details, A12 By SAMANTHA GHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comSEBRING A new logo has been s elected for the city of Sebring after city c ouncil members voted to approve one o f the second round re-designs presented t o the council at Tuesday evenings meeting. During the meeting,Plan B Promotions co-owner Casey Wohl brought in the tweaked logo designs that council members requested at the Dec. 17 meeting last month. Each of the five council members as well as Mayor George Hensley gave their input and thoughts about which logo would best represent the city. Councilman John Griffin asked that the current city logo be modified with the Centennial reference removed; that By SAMANTHA GHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Council members gave the thumbs up Tuesday evening to the Community Redevelopment Agencys (CRA) plan for implementation of six outdoor sculptures in the downtown Sebring area. CRA board voted to allocate funds a couple of months ago to participate in the 14th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition put together by the Polk Museum of Art. Sebring is the newest city to participate in the event alongside original participants Lakeland and Winter Haven. The CRA budgeted $15,000 for our Art and Culture program. Its part of our marketing plan (for the CRA district). Ive always thought that some type of outdoor art would be perfect for Sebring and with this program we are well under budget,CRA Director Robin Hinote said. Outdoor art efforts for Sebring began a while ago when Hinote looked for ways to beautify Sebring. I went to the art organizations here and asked,you know,how do I get started doing this. Linda Kegley so graciously pointed us in the right direction,Hinote said. The Polk Museum of Art allowe d Hinote,along with Plan B Promotions co-owner Casey Wohl, to visit the exhibition in Lakeland last week to choose pieces that would be transported then displayed in downtown Sebring. Hinote and Wohl chose a handf ul of unique pieces of the 50 entries submitted from artists from all ov er the world for the competition. The cost of the sculptures being on display in the city is $1,200 each,for a total of $7,200. Each piece comes with a $200 insuranc e fee and a $1,000 annual leasing fee. The CRA board initially approved for five sculptures,howCouncil oks outdoor sculpture placement Robert Saffold learns giving heart from dad By PHIL ATTINGER SEBRING The car r ecovered during Tuesdays c hase from Polk County to H ighlands County had been l eft running and unlocked b efore it was stolen. The red 1995 Honda Civic w as reported stolen at 10:35 a .m. Tuesday. It was parked i n front of Rapid Cash P ayday Loans,506 Cypress G ardens Blvd. SE,according t o reports from the Polk C ounty Sheriffs Office. Just prior to 11 a.m.,Polk C ounty deputies spotted it h eading south on U.S. 27. T hey deployed stop sticks, t he the car fled around the s ticks and kept going t owards Highlands County. Deputies pursued the s tolen car,with assistance f rom Highlands County sheri ffs deputies. The car was s topped in the area of South H eron Street in Sebring. The suspect fled into a h ouse at 325 Swift Ave.,but w as found and arrested by a H ighlands Sheriffs K-9 unit. The owner of the house k new the suspect,according t o Nell Hays,Highlands s heriffs public information a nd crime prevention officer, b ut ran out of the house as s oon as the suspect ran in. Zachary Aldridge,28,of 7 24 Sun N Lakes Blvd. in L ake Placid is facing Polk C ounty charges of grand t heft auto,fleeing to elude a nd violation of probation on a nother grand theft auto c harge. Highlands County Stolen car was left unlocked, running By BARRY FOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING The Highlands County Sheriff's Office has enacted new reverse 9-1-1 software and it appears some of the technology associated with it may be self defeating. The voice is somewhat robotic,said Highlands County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Nell Hays. The recording asks the person who answers to push any keyto actually get the message. People think its a robo-call and a lot of them hang up. The reaction in part could be to a plethora of scam calls that ask those who answer the phone to click on a link,call a number or hit a button or a function key, which can provide a whole new set of problems. Apparently,the problem comes in the sheriff's office switch to a new company that has provided the new, upgraded reverse 9-1-1 system. We have had reverse 9-11 in the past,but it was through a different company,dispatch training coord inator Josh Cordero explained. The new software is part of the Geocast Web system provided by Cassidian. Cordero said the new system really provides the sheriff's office much more flexibility We have used this sever al times without incident,but New reserve 9-1-1 has glitches UNSUNGHEROES Katara Simmons/News-Sun Robert Saffold dedicates his life to helping the children of Highlands County. See SYSTEM,A7 See CAR,7A See UNIQUE,A6 See SAFFOLD,A6 Council approves new city logo See LOGO,A6 Dragons head to title matchTeam plays in Mulberry at 7 p.m. tonight. SPORTS,B1An ongoing dreamCounty comes together to celebrate INSIDE,A2 Courtesy photo Winged Glory will be the largest sculpture installment and will be located at Circle Park in downtown Sebring.


Tax Collector announces new drive-thru serviceSEBRING A drive-thru service for registration renewals,tax payments, garage sale permits,and hunting and fishing licenses is now open for business at the Sebring branch of the Highlands County Tax Collectors office. Tax Collector Eric Zwayer wanted to offer citizens with quick and easy transactions an alternative to waiting in the lobby for the next available customer service representative. The design and structure of the drive thru have been in place since the construction of the building. Finally opening it up for its intended use will be a huge benefit to many of our customers dealing with physical limitations or inclement weather, Zwayer explained. Customers requiring original registrations,drivers license services,or title transfers will still be required to come into the office to process their transactions. The drive thru is accessible from the rear of the Government Center at 540 S. Commerce Ave. and will be staffed from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Due to safety concerns,walk-up customers or individuals on bicycles will not be offered service in the drive-thru lane.DSAC meets Feb. 10SEBRING The Highlands County District School Advisory Council (DSAC) will meet Monday, Feb. 10 in the Garland Boggus Board Room at The School Board of Highlands County,426 School St. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Agenda items for Februarys meeting include a presentation by Deborah Wood,Federal Programs,on the Parent Involvement Plan, and a presentation by Isaac Durrance,assistant principa l, Sun N Lake Elementary School,on its Boys to Menprogram. If you are a person with a disability who requires reasonable accommodations in order to attend a District School Advisory Council meeting,call 471-5548 three days prior to the scheduled meeting date and time.Boy Scout troupe has fundraiserSEBRING Boy Scout troupe 827 will have a Court of Honor and Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser at The Church of Jesus Christ of By PHIL ATTINGER SEBRING Louis C. S umbry,keynote speaker at A von Parks Dr. Martin L uther King Jr. events, c ounts himself lucky to h ave personally heard King g ive his I Have a Dream s peech on Aug. 28,1963. I was just so happy to h ear such an eloquent man a nd (feel) the love that was g enerated,Sumbry said. While some were moved t o seek the unity King prof essed,Sumbry said that s entiment did not exist n ationwide while King was a live. It didnt happen until a fter he died,Sumbry said. Another young man at the t ime,James Upchurch Jr., a lso participated in the 1 963 march and heard K ings speech,and spoke a bout it during Sebrings M LK Day events. Gingerlee Mitchelllindo o f Sebring said she was v ery moved by Upchurchs s tory of how hearing Kings s peech changed his whole o utlook. Working for civil r ights went against his fami lys prejudices,she said. He felt he had to do that t o be a part of the bigger p icture,Mitchelllindo said. Young people dont have a c lue that people of all races w ere present there. Young people also dont k now how many people saw t he changes coming and felt c hanged but had to deny t hemselvesand kept that e xperience hidden, M itchelllindo said. A lot of p eople feel more equal now, s he said. Its like a breath of fresh a ir,because it hasnt been e asy,Mitchelllindo said. Sebrings events at the c orner of Martin Luther K ing Jr. Boulevard and W ashington Avenue had p eople of all races enjoying e ach others company,said A da McGowan,event o rganizer. (King) had a dream we w ould be hand in hand and w e did that,McGowan s aid. When we prayed,we p rayed hand in hand. Bishop Major Callahan, o f Action Revival Family W orship Center in Lake P lacid,said people there r ecognized all of the local s enior citizens who went t hrough the civil rights s truggle with King. The e vent also talked about k eeping Kings dream alive, n ot only for equality,but a lso for achieving change t hrough non-violence. Sumbry said King had a l ife-changing moment in 1 958,stabbed with a letter o pener at a book signing in Harlem. If hed died,he might not have changed hearts and minds,like that of President Lyndon B. Johnson,who later enacted a War on Poverty. The war still exists, Sumbry said,with minorities still having fewer jobs and lower graduation rates. Each of us can contribute to the solution in some small way,Sumbry said. Charlie Brown,20112012 Florida FFA president, also spoke at Avon Park on how all races now vote, live,work,study and play together,but urged AfricanAmericans to celebrate academic achievement. We must not turn our backs on each other, Brown said. We wanted equality to do well in school. Its not a white thing. Thats the right thing. McGowan said Sebring residents sought to honor Robert Saffold,Washington Heights community leader and child advocate,but he was unable to accept the award or attend events because of poor health. McGowan said the event also recognized Norman and Cynella West for many behind-the-scenes contributions to the community and parade Grand Marshall Louise Holdman,95 a Sebring resident since age 4. The Sebring MLK Day parade used to be from the Boys and Girls Club of Sebring to Washington Avenue. It started downtown this year,which Mitchelllindo believes attracted more people. There was a lot more diversity in the event this year than had been in the past,she said. Everyone was comfortable. Thats progress. McGowan listed more than 20 entries in Sebrings parade. The first place entry was Washington Heights Horseshoe Players,second was The Most Wonderful Baby Contest,and third went to Zion Hill Baptist Church,according to Mitchelllindo,who was a judge for the parade. It was hard to judge the parade because I was enjoying it so much, Mitchelllindo said. I only wish I could have gotten to go to the Avon Park one. Turnout for the Avon Park parade was bigger than last year,said parade organizers Maria Davis and Marnita English:18 entries at least 15 with walkers accompanied by eight vehicles and seven floats winding up South Delaney Avenue from Hopewell Academy to Memorial Field. (Were) getting young ones more involved,getting kids involved,English said. Davis said having new people involved each year will help educate more people. Kids get to know what the cause is for. It makes us one again,Davis said. When the community as a whole is involved,its better. The Avon Park events were organized by Highlands County NAACP and Avon Park Community Awareness Inc. Sebrings events were organized by the NAACP and members of Highlands County Citizens with a Voice. Lake Placid events were organized by the Highway Park Ministerial Alliance,the Highway Park Scholarship Committee and the Highway Park Preservation Committee. McGowan also thanks Shirley Johnson and Gerald Snell of Avon Park,Pastor Robert Shannon of Wings of Faith Christian Center, Pastor William T. Sherrell of Miracle Deliverance Church,and Willie Dank Smith for his years with the Sebring Youth Center now the Boys and Girls Club of Sebring. Phil Attinger can be reached at or 385-6155, ext. 541 and followed on Twitter @PhilAttinger Page A2 News-SunFriday, January 24, 2014 DUMMY 2014; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 00034892 Jan. 21 823334552MB:4x4Next jackpot $62 millionJan. 17 110263151MB:11x4 Jan. 14 423266269MB:13x3 Jan. 22 6711132344x:3Next jackpot $3 millionJan. 18 1811194653x:5 Jan. 15 131820284253x:4 Jan. 22 27122735 Jan. 21 4561418 Jan. 20 1013151834 Jan. 19 47142432 Jan. 22 (n) 4603 Jan. 22 (d) 5042 Jan. 21 (n) 7081 Jan. 21 (d) 6502 Jan. 22 (n) 061 Jan. 22 (d) 444 Jan. 21 (n) 064 Jan. 21 (d) 479 Jan. 21 29294219 Jan. 17 315283210 Jan. 14 2538393 Jan. 10 26142217 Jan. 22 127955 PB: 3Next jackpot $152 millionJan. 18 1314193138 PB: 25 Jan. 15 7892429 PB: 25 Lottery Center Question: Should Avon Park pick a street that is not already named after somebody when it names a street after Martin Luther King Jr.? Yes 83.7% No 16.3% Total votes: 159 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Next question: Do you agree with President Obama that pot is safer than alcohol? Phil Attinger/News-Sun A breeze fills the flags of RAMS Pathfinder Club of Avon Park as their marching band crests the hill past New Mount Olive AME Church on South Delaney Avenue. The parade f or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day follows a street many in the Southside community would like to see renamed for the the civil rights leader. The Avon Park City Council is expected to hear community input on the matter at the next regular meeting. MLK Day 2014 Life changes and a continuing dream Katara Simmons/News-Sun The Washington Heights Horseshoe Players float earned first place Tuesday during the Martin Luther King Jr.parade in Sebring. Community Briefs Continued on A7

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Florida is one of just three states that lack a simple,automatic path to civil rights restoration for former offenders. In 2011,Gov. Rick Scott and his Cabinet imposed new restrictions making it even more difficult for ex-felons to restore their rights. The rules force individuals to wait as long as 13 years after completing their sentences to get a hearing on having their rights restored. Even then,they have a less than 1 percent chance of having their rights restored based on current patterns,according to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. The coalition and clergy members gathered Friday outside the Florida Attorney Generals Tampa office to bring attention to the issue. With the nation just marking the annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday,its worth noting that black voters are disproportionately disenfranchised in Florida. Nearly one-quarter of the states black voting-age population was barred from casting ballots in 2010 due to a felony conviction, according to the Washington,D.C.-based Sentencing Project. The Legislatures black caucus cancelled a meeting with Scott on Wednesday,Kings actual birthday,due to the governors opposition to rights restoration and other caucus priorities. Reintegrating former felons into society helps them become productive members rather than repea t offenders. Scott has made some progress on the issue, signing a measure in 2011 that broke the link between rights restoration and eligibility for business and professional licenses. Florida is responsible for about one quarter of the exfelons across the U.S. who are barred from voting. Its time for the state to join most of the nation in making restoration of civil rights automatic for forme r offenders. Online: Page A4News-SunFriday, January 24, 2014 TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS More than 1 million Floridians convicted of felonies remain second-class citizens long after completing their sentences. Theyre unable to vote,serve on a jury or hold public office. Editorial & Opinion SCOTT DRESSELEditor editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor daniel.hoehne@newssun.comTERRI NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor VICKIE WATSONvickie.watson@newssun.comMITCH ADVERTISING Time to restore civil rights of former offende rs The Huffington P ost is onto somet hing. In a recent report, t he website listed s even things that the i Phone,first r eleased to the publ ic only seven years a go,has made obsol ete though there a re surely plenty m ore than seven. Up first,says the w ebsite:roadmaps. Thanks t o Google Maps,which anyo ne can use on his or her c ellphone,nobody uses p aper maps anymore. I cant begin to imagine h ow much stress this is savi ng vacationing families. Pre-Google-Maps horror s tories were legend when I w as a kid in the s: N eighbors who thought they w ere heading east to the b each unwittingly headed w est and had no idea of their e rror until they hit I ndianapolis. I remember being lost for h ours in our station wagon, s everal maps sprawled across t he dashboard and front seat, m y father grumbling to my m other,I knew we should h ave hung a Louie at B reezewood! Yeah,good riddance to p aper maps. That brings us to another i tem made obsolete by i Phone innovation:the alarm c lock. Every cell phone has a n alarm app now. I use m ine all the time particul arly on the road. Though the website didnt m ention this one,the wristw atch has also been made o bsolete. Since I always h ave my cell phone nearby, c learly displaying the time a nd date,I stopped wearing w atches years ago. In fact,the only time I m issed having a watch was l ast week. I was out of the c ountry on business and d eactivated my cellphone for t he week. Lacking a clock of a ny kind,I was perpetually l ate,or way too early,for the b us I took from my hotel to m y clients office. Cellphone technology has a lso made obsolete most c ameras and music devices, s uch as the iPod,which m ade CDs obsolete just a f ew years ago. Many phones c an store thousands of songs a nd come with high-resolut ion cameras which,in m y opinion,are making m odesty,compassion and g ood judgment obsolete. Hey,just because your c ellphone has a camera doesn t mean you have to use it you don't have to take selfieswhile drinking a dult beverages without your s hirt on. And you know who you are,seemingly90-year-old Geraldo Rivera. The selfie is enabling human nature to display its ugliness at neverbefore-imagined depths such as the lady who included in her selfie a distraught suicide victim about to plunge from a bridge,or the coy student who selfied himself as his pregnant teacher was having contractions in the background. Our attention spans have also been made obsolete by iPhone innovation,says the website,and isnt that the truth. Why,that reminds me of,um oh,never mind,I cant remember what I was going to say. One thing I can remember is that its impossible to have a serious,face-to-face conversation with anyone under age 30 without him or her obsessively pressing both thumbs against a small keypad while making intermittent eye contact with you. That is because,says the website,another victim of the iPhone is table manners. How much longer will it be before entire extended families gather for Thanksgiving dinner three or four generations sitting side by side and nobody is talking,but each is texting someone at somebody elses Thanksgiving table in some faraway city or state? How did we so quickly descend from the invention of the typewriter keyboard,a grand 19th-century advance that efficiently transfers thoughts to paper using multiple fingers,to bastardizing the English language using only our thumbs? Thats the odd thing about human invention. For every step we take forward,we seem to take a few backward at the same time. As much of a visionary as Apple founder Steve Jobs was,I wonder if he doubted his own inventions at times which he surely might have,had he still been alive when Geraldo Rivera tweeted his selfie. Tom Purcell, author of Misadventures of a 1970's Childhood and Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty! is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons Inc. Send comments to Tom at Forward and Back with the iPhone Guest Column Tom Purcell Commissioners need to study Agenda 21Editor: I read in Highlands Today (1/22/14) that the county commissioners were discussing the Highlands County Comprehensive Plan and that Mark Hill had received approval on amendments to the countys 2030 Comprehensive Plan that would keep planning at the county level. Dale Phlug,in the audience,asked if this was not part of Agenda 21. It appears that the commissioners are not aware of Agenda 21. For their information,Agenda 21 is a United Nations program to attain one worldgovernment. This will be carried out under different names,one of which is Sustainable Development. This program has many names community visioning,historic preservationor orderly development. Almost every community in the country is today carrying out some of this Agenda 21 policy,unwittingly. Mr. Phlug is right in bringing this up and my advice to the county commissioners is,if you have a computer, look up Agenda 21 and find out how your county will be taken away from you,with your help. Dick Ford SebringLying to Congress should be impeachableEditor: In her column of Dec. 22,Laura Ware says that she is thinking about sending President Obama a copy of the Constitution. She doesnt believe he knows what is in it. She says that she wants someone to explain the hard parts to him. One is reminded that letter writers in our local papers have referred to Obama as a community activist. Does Ware know that Barack Obama was a professor of Constitutional Law before being elected to the Senate? Ware doesnt tell us her problem with Obama and gives us no clue what she thinks is in the Constitution. We deserve more than knee-jerk condemnation of Democrats. Has Laura Ware erased the Bush Administration from her mind? In John Deans book,Worse Than Watergate,one heading is deceiving Congress An Impeachable Offense. On Oct. 3,2002,George W. Bush told Congressional leaders that Saddam Hussein was well on the way toward building nuclear weapons. In another briefing,many members of the Senate were told that Saddam Hussein already had the ability to hit the east coast of the United States with drones armed with biological and chemical weapons. Senator Bill Nelson has verified the dire warning given to Senators on drones. Yet none of this was true. What is the Constitutional status of a president lying to Congress about such grave matters? One of the framers of the Constitution,James Iredell,said that lying to Congress would be impeachable. To exercise its duty to declare war or not declare war, Congress needs facts. What did his contemporaries think of these views? George Washington appointed James Iredell to the Supreme Court. Barack Obama has tried to deal with the situation at Guantanamo,one sign that he does know what is in the Constitution. Unfortunately, Republicans such as Mitch McConnell have blindly opposed these efforts. Dale Gillis SebringSeveral help with success o f Sebring paradeEditor: First,I really would like to thank the following businesses for their sup port and unselfish donations for the MLK Parade of Sebring. These businesses never took a second breath in their giving. This is bringing a dream to reality when businesses such as these can feel a need and just say yesfor a very good cause. Dr. King would be proud to know that his lega cy is being carried with great impact in honoring his memory: Alan Jay Network Sebring (for providing the vehicle carrying the Grand Marshall of Sebring); Frames and Images Sebring (contribution o f recognition plaque and valuable fram e art work at no cost,which could have easily priced out at $200 or more); Ridge Florist Sebring,serving all o f Highlands County (donation of the personalized sash and beautiful flowers for the Grand Marshall Sebring) ; GPI Signs Avon Park (signs and per sonal sign image of Dr. King delivering his speech in Washington,DC) Also,to the law enforcement team of the Sebring Police Department (th is is the first time Ive ever seen in a ci ty of Highlands County so many police officers in attendance of a MLK event),from beginning to end there was an officer at every turn and every stop,even safely heading the parade, leaving no room for a disturbance, accidents or incidents. Highlands County deputies were instrumental ensuring that information was shared about motorcyclist. Shirley Johnso n Highlands County Citizens With a Voi ce Letters policyMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssu


By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ AP Hispanic Affairs WriterMIAMI Fewer than half of adult Latino citizens voted in the 2012 presidential elections,according to the U.S. Census,and that has prompted two national Latino organizations to step up voter registration efforts this year,months ahead of the 2014 elections. National Council of La Raza and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund were set Thursday to launch a new campaign to register more than 250,000 voters. Traditionally voter registration drives get going in the spring and summer before the election. By starting in January,the groups hope to top their 2012 campaign of more than 180,000 registered voters. You have parties and campaigns that are trying to get their specific candidates elected. We look at voter registration and engagement another way. We look at it as a way for Latinos to have their voices heard on issues they care about,said Clarissa Martinez De Castro, who heads up NCLRs immigration and civic engagement campaigns. Voter registration is not the end game. Its one piece of the puzzle. Americans tend to register to vote and to turn out in higher numbers during presidential elections,but Martinez De Castro said the potential for Congress to take up immigration reform combined with Latinos frustration over the current gridlock creates an additional emotional,as well as practical,incentive to vote. In 2012 they went to the polls with the economy in their minds and immigration in their hearts,she said. About 13.7 million,or just under 60 percent,of the nations 23.3 million adult Latino citizens were registered in 2012,but at least 2 million those didnt vote, according to the U.S. Census. Advocates say the number is much higher,as people often report voting even if they didnt. De Castro said the campaign will focus on those adults who have yet to register,as well as the estimated 50,000 Latino citizens who turn 18 each month. NCLR and the union-backed Mi Familia plan to start their campaign with millions of mailers in Colorado,Nevada, Arizona and Texas,adding in in Florida and California in the spring. She noted that role Latino support played in Nevada U.S. Senator Harry Reids re-election,during his tough 2010 race. The early efforts of the two organizations are part o f a broader strategy to increase the political engag ement of the nations fastgrowing and diverse Hispanic communities. By JOSH FUNK Associated PressOMAHA,Neb. The d iesel-burning locomotive, t he workhorse of American r ailroads since World War I I,will soon begin burning n atural gas a potentially h istoric shift that could cut f uel costs,reduce pollution a nd strengthen the advant age railroads hold over t rucks in long-haul shipp ing. Rail companies want to t ake advantage of booming n atural gas production that h as cut the price of the fuel b y as much as 50 percent. S o they are preparing to e xperiment with redesigned e ngines capable of burning b oth diesel and liquefied n atural gas. Natural gas may revolut ionize the industry much l ike the transition from s team to diesel,said J essica Taylor,a spokesw oman for General E lectrics locomotive divis ion,one of several compan ies that will test new natur al gas equipment later this y ear. Any changes are sure to h appen slowly. A full-scale s hift to natural gas would r equire expensive new i nfrastructure across the n ations 140,000-mile f reight-rail system,includi ng scores of fueling stat ions. The change has been m ade possible by hydraulic f racturing drilling techn iques,which have allowed U .S. drillers to tap into vast d eposits of natural gas. The b oom has created such a bundance that prices d ropped to an average of $ 3.73 per million British t hermal units last year l ess than one-third of their 2 008 peak. Over the past couple of years,cheap gas has inspired many utilities to turn away from coal,a move that hurt railroads profits. And natural gas is becoming more widely used in transportation. More than 100,000 buses,trucks and other vehicles already run on it,although that figure represents only about 3 percent of the transportation sector. The savings could be considerable. The nations biggest freight railroad, Union Pacific,spent more than $3.6 billion on fuel in 2012,about a quarter of total expenses. But even under the most optimistic scenario,theres no way all of that diesel will be replaced. Railroads and locomotive makers are looking primarily at ways to retrofit existing machines to burn a mix of diesel and natural gas because that will be the quickest and easiest way to adopt the new technology. Locomotive makers have not yet set the prices of their retrofit kits,but railroads expect they will be cheaper than a new locomotive costing roughly $2 million. Using both diesel and natural gas also offers some advantages over using natural gas alone. The diesel can provide the spark needed to ignite natural gas without redesigning locomotive engines,and the diesel helps provide horsepower. Railroads are planning to use liquefied natural gas, which is not as readily available as other forms of gas because it must be cooled to minus 260 degrees. That step adds to the price,but the amount varies based on how the process is done. Its so early in this that were still working to understand the potential savings,said Louis Renjel, vice president of strategic infrastructure at CSX railroad. The projected cost comparisons do not include the millions of dollars railroads would have to spend on a network of natural gas fueling stations along their tracks. That expense wont be clear until after the tests, when railroads decide whether to build their own liquefaction facilities or just store fuels. Locomotive makers say natural-gas engines could also significantly reduce emissions compared with diesel locomotives,but the potential cost savings is the biggest reason the rail industry is eager to make the change. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 24, 2014 Page A5 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page fri ads; 00034837 ICS CREMATION; 1.736"; 3"; Black; obit page; 00034849 SHAMBLIN, SHIRLEY; 9.347"; 2"; Black; main A; 00034923 By BARRY FOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING Highlands Tea Party m ember Dale Pflug Tuesday cont inued to press Highlands County c ommissioners to pass a resolution r ejecting local items that radiate f rom the United Nations Agenda 2 1. The Agenda 21 program refers to a n action plan of the United N ations regarding sustainable d evelopment. While some believe t hat the product of the 1992 UN C onference on Environment and D evelopment simply is an action a genda to solve the problems of today; others contend it promotes the reinvention of government through the support of,and appointments to,regional boards that act like Soviet councils. Pflug had made the original request at the final county commission night meeting in November of last year. He reiterated his request for an inventory on property related to conservation easements and again asked commissioners to pass a resolution on the issue. Pflug also thanked the commission for instructing staff to determine what other counties are doing and noted he had been contacted by some county workers to make certain they were compiling the information he had requested. In his presentation Tuesday,he noted that several jokes had been made about the issue during the countys discussion of urban growth areas and voluntary visioningsessions as part of a mandated countywide land use management plan. I understand it,but it really is not a laughing matter,Pflug told the board. He noted that the issue,often cloaked by the word sustainability,generally has been done through central planning projects. Pflug told commissioners that such initiatives were traps to limiting what citizens may do through restrictive ordinances and land use provisions and often were accompanied by generous,monetary grants to do the work. Dont take the cheese,Pflug told commissioners. These things are dangerous they provide pathways to decisions that are not accountable to the citizenry. He noted that many other counties across in the United States are facing the same challenges,and should commissioners decide to reject such initiatives,they would receive significant local citizen support. I have sent you a draft resolution based on my own studies. It i s very representative of what I found in looking at other counties acros s the country that are implementing that,he said. Despite being given a draft reso lution that would ban Agenda 21 related activities in the county, commissioners took no action on his request. Agenda 21 brought back to front burner Rod Lewis/News-S un Dedication of Lake Placids newest mural, Celebrate Lake Placid, will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Walgreens, corner of Eucalyptus and U.S. 27. The celebration will continue until 2 p.m. and will include an appearance by Keith Goodson. This is Goodsons 12th mural he has painted in the town of Lake Placid. Towns latest mural By BARRY FOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING The inaugur al meeting of the Heartland G un Club has been set for t his Sunday at the Bert J. H arris Jr. Agri-Civic Center. T he effort is being put forw ard by the father and son t eam of Darrell and Luke R oach. The Sebring residents s aid their idea is to bring t ogether shooters of H ighlands County as a sing le strong voice on gun i ssues locally,statewide and o n a national level. In addit ion to upholding their S econd Amendment rights, t he Roaches also want to p romote gun safety and safe s hooting practices. We have been thinking o f this for quite a while, s aid father Darrell Roach. Highlands County does n ot have a gun club so we d ecided to start one ours elves. In an effort to spread the w ord about the organizational meeting,Roach and his son have been distributing flyers. Those are available at both of the countys local gun stores and also were handed out at the recent gun show held at the Highlands County Fairgrounds. Additionally,they have started a Facebook group simply titled Heartland Gun Club. Even in the early going, Roach said they have received a tremendous amountof feedback both in the emails listed on the flyer as well as those wanting to join the Facebook group. Were trying to bring together the shooting community in the heartland of Florida,said Luke Roach. There are a lot of shooters here,but really,a lot of them dont know each other. The younger Roach said early interest comes from a wide variety of individuals ranging from hunters,to competition shooters,to casual gun owners and collectors. Both the Roaches have been longtime shooters and firearms enthusiasts,having started at an early age. Reportedly,the two engage in some competitions,but more recently have concentrated on target practice. I started when I was 2 and my dad started when he was 8,Luke Roach said. He described the Sunday session as an organizational meeting,with introductions,the vision of the club and other start-up topics. Well talk about how the club is going to be run and were working on a mission statement,he said. Sundays session will be held in Conference Room 2 at the countys Ag-Center commencing at 10 a.m. Those wanting additional information may contact the Roaches at Gun enthusiasts to organize Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner Latino groups to launch massive voter registration


e ver,Hinote and Wohl fell i n love with a sixth piece d uring their visit to the P olk Museum. Hinote will b e requesting the approval o f the sixth piece at the C RAs Feb. 10 meeting. Pieces will be meticul ously placed throughout o pen areas in downtown S ebring and the CRA dist rict. Hinote and Wohl pres ented the Sebring council w ith a photo and descript ion of each of the six s elected sculptures. Council approached u nanimously the placement o f one sculpture in Circle P ark,one in Rotary Park, o ne at the Yellow House in t he Highlands Art League V illage,two (one at e ntrance,second at rear) of C entennial Park at the e ntrance to downtown and t he last at the front of the A rt League Village on the l awn. The selected pieces are u nique and beautiful additions to the city. The selected pieces are:Winged Gloryby artist Jack Howard-Potter of New York; Father and Sonby artist Adam Walls of Hope Mills,N.C. ; Bealtaine by artist Aisling Millar of Greenville,N.C.; The Three Gracesby artist Hanna Jubran of Grimesland,N.C. ; Iron Horsesby artist Karyn Adamek of Lutz; and Slices of Heavenby artist Craig Gray of Key West. CRA members and council members are excited to bring more art to the city of Sebring and are anticipating the arrival of the sculptures in late February. Sculptures will be on display no later than March 7. Each sculpture will be secured on a concrete slab according to artistsstandards and will be accompanied by a plaque with details about the artist and the work. The 14th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition will run from March 8,2014 Jan. 25, 2015. Im excited. I love trees and nature,but its something people can look at besides trees and flowers. Those are great,but these sculptures are better and add so much to the area. People are going to love them,Hinote said. Page A6 News-SunFriday, January 24, 2014 AMERICA FIRST A/C; 3.639"; 2"; Black plus three; process, tv incl; 00034854 JC PENNEY; 7.444"; 15"; Black plus one; spot red,main A IO085011408481; 00035312 E .O. Douglas,but also at L ake Placid High School. He r emains active to this day. Sebring Mayor George H ensley said,Robert S affold is a guy who has a h eart for helping young peop le. He sees needs and takes s teps to help kids. He is a t rue person of care and has e xemplified that by trying to d o the best for our youth. From organizing golf tourn aments through the S unshine State Golf A ssociation,to leading the F lorida Sportsmen A ssociation,to creating a y outh activities center in W ashington Heights,to b eing a leader in forming a Little League for black children,to offering opportunities for new experiences to minority children like riding a train or visiting a larger city to educating the young about Martin Luther King Jr. and Black history, Saffold has made his mark. Not the least of his efforts is reviving the Junteenth celebration,begun in Texas in 1865 to memorialize the end of slavery. Saffolds recent words regarding that ceremony serve as his credo: This celebration helps us to understand that the strength of this country has much to do with unity,brotherhood, and friendship. We thank Saffold for his service. Continued from A1 Saffold sees needs and takes steps Unsung Heroes award sponsored by the heroes at Agero. Unique art will help decorate downtown Sebring Continued from A1 Courtesy photo They arent slices of a red grapefruit, instead Slices of Heaven by artist Craig Gray of Key West is an outdoor sculpture that will soon find its way to Sebring for display in the downtown area. along with six new redesigns were given to the council for consideration. Each councilman,with the exception of Griffin,stated that the first re-design was his favorite. Griffin also thought adding the citys establishment date would be a great addition to the logo, however,no other members supported his idea. The new Sebring logo is less busier and has an almost corporate feel to it. The subtle hint to the Sebring races is depicted with a checkered flag in the background of the Swhile the sun looks similar to the countys biggest money maker,citrus. The City on the Circle is displayed just below the word Sebring. Councilman John Clark made the motion to approve design number one as the citys new logo. The motion was approved by a vote of 41. Griffin cast the dissenting vote. The Public Works Departments two new truc ks will be the first city vehicle s to feature the newly designed logo for the city. Logo includes symbols of Sebrings mark Continued from A1 By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated PressNEW ORLEANS A f ormer BP engineer convicte d of obstructing a Justice D epartment probe of the c ompanys 2010 Gulf oil s pill has asked a judge to d isqualify himself from the c ase. In a court filing late W ednesday,Kurt Mixs l awyers say they learned last w eek that U.S. District J udge Stanwood Duval Jr. a nd his law clerk assigned to t he case filed civil claims in A pril 2013 for compensatory a nd punitive damages a gainst BP. Duval had disclosed in 2 012 that his family owns a b eachfront vacation home in G rand Isle and was entitled t o seek compensation from B P. He said then that he didn t see any reason to disq ualify himself from the c ase. Duval hadnt changed h is position before Tuesday, w hen he instructed Mixs l awyers to put their recusal r equest in writing. Defense attorneys argue D uval must disqualify hims elf before ruling on their r equest for a new trial for Mix,who was convicted last month of obstruction of justice for deleting text messages to and from a BP supervisor. Mix and the public shouldnt be left to wonder whether Duval already had chosen up sides in factual disputes that the prosecution made central to Mr. Mixs caseand decided to punish Mix if he got the chance, defense lawyers argued. Even if the court is not actually biased against Mr. Mix or the arguments he advanced at trial (or biased in favor of the arguments the prosecution advanced at trial),the mere fact that a reasonable observer might question the courts impartiality suffices to trigger Duvals recusal,they wrote. Mix,52,of Katy,Texas, faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. His sentencing is scheduled for March 26. After the verdict,Mixs lawyers asked Duval to throw out the jurys verdict and order a new trial,citing allegations of juror misconduct. Ex-BP engineer asks judge to recuse himself


Latter-day Saints at 6 p.m. today. Cost is $5 per plate if tickets are purchased in advance or $7 paid for at the door. Side dishes and drink are included in the price. To buy tickets in advance, call (813) 368-4411 or (503) 798-8778. This will be the only fundraiser the troupe will have for 2014. The public is invited. The church is in the vicinity of Walmart at 3235 Grand Prix Drive.Rousch to speak at Historical Society luncheonSEBRING John Rousch, pilot and aerospace teacher at Lake Placid High School, will be the speaker at Sebring Historical Societys quarterly luncheon meeting at noon Saturday at the Jack Stroup (Sebring) Civic Center at Lake Jackson. The public is invited to attend this covered dish event. Bring a dish to share and $2 per person to cover the cost of beverage and table service. Rousch will discuss the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles program that introduces area high school students to aviation,teaching them the principles of aircraft design,maintenance and repair. With cooperation from Sebring Airport Executive Director Mike Willingham and the Sebring Airport Authority,area students have been provided with hangar space at the Sebring Airport to pursue their classes, workshops and projects. Then,after 25 years of working in makeshift surroundings,the local EAA Chapter received a substantial donation that enabled them to build a new youth aviation education center that opened in August 2013. Several local pilots and aviation enthusiasts have donated their time and efforts to mentor the students in their endeavors. In addition to Rousch,Bob Wood,a pilot and retired U.S. Army Colonel; Dr. Ron Owen,a pilot who had an aviation business in Avon Park; Phil Lockwood,pioneer in designing and building ultra-light aircraft and owner of Lockwood Aviation at Sebring airport; and several others have contributed to EAA youth programs. For further information, call 471-2522.Dance Club hosts Buddy CanovaSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host the music of the talented Buddy Canova from 7-9:30 p.m. today at the Highlands Social Center, 3400 Sebring Parkway. Snacks and sandwiches will be available. BYOB. Admission is $5 for members,and $7 for non-members. Dress is smart casual. Everyone welcome,including singles. Call 386-0855, or visit Night benefits agenciesAVON PARK Reflections on Silver Lake is hosting a Casino Night tonight to raise funds to benefit the New Testament Mission in Sebring and the Church Service Center in Avon Park. Choose from poker,blackjack,craps, roulette,the big wheel,over and under and more. Pay at the door ($5) and receive $2,000 in chips. Gaming will be from 6:308:30 p.m. Lots of great prizes including restaurant gift certificates,games of golf,oil changes,haircuts, Reflections hats,shirts and more! Prize drawings will be between 8:30 and 9 p.m. The public is welcome.Music at Under the Oaks OprySEBRING Country / bluegrass / blues / gospel music will be played at Under The Oaks Opry at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday,hosted by G.W. Saunders. This is an inside family venue. No alcohol is allowed or served. The venue is at 3501 Beck Ave. Call 253-0771 or look for Under The Oaks Opry on Facebook.Lefkowitz to be SNOs featured readerSEBRING Sebrings award-winning author Sunny Serafino will have Art Lefkowitz as her featured reader at Sundays Scribes Night Out. Lefkowitz has promised to read his latest work a tale of love,hate, lawyers,and divorce. The SNO meeting,for well-known and unknown authors,will meet at Brewsters Coffee house at 6 p.m. Scribes Night Out (SNO), an informal gathering of local writers and would-be writers,has been reading portions of their published and unpublished poems, plays,fiction,non-fiction, and other kinds of literary efforts. Following Lefkowitzs whacky story,an open mikesession will take pla ce to offer encouragement and enthusiastic applause. Brewsters Coffee House is just south of the Home Depot on U.S. 27. For more information contact Lefkowitz at 385-1554.Lakeside Villages plans saleLAKE PLACID Lakeside Villages,down County Road 621 East from U.S. 27 to south on Holmes Avenue,North and South Clubhouses will have its annual community rummage sales from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. All arew welcome .DWC has membership meeting SEBRING Democratic Womens Club of Highlands County (DWC) will hold its first annual membership meeting on Saturday at the Democratic Headquarters. 4216 Sebring Pkwy. Meet and greet begins at 9:45 a.m. Membership applications will be available for those who wish to become a member. Call Velma Lumpkin at 471-2672 for information. Sebring Village plans danceSEBRING Sebring Village will host a country western dance featuring music by Longshot from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday. The clubhouse is one mile behind Walmart,off Schumacher Road. Cost is $5 per person. BYOB; ice is provided. Seating is limited. For tickets,call 385-7075. o fficials have charged him w ith fleeing and eluding l aw enforcement and severa l traffic infractions. The guy saw an opport unity and took advantage o f it,said Donna Wood, P olk sheriffs spokesperson. Thats a lesson learned. She said Polk County h asnt seen an increase of a uto theft from cars left u nlocked and running. Hays s aid Highlands County d eputies hear about u nlocked and running cars b eing stolen in larger mark ets,like Tampa,but auto t heft appears to be decreasi ng in Highlands County. We have more burglar ies (of items) from vehic les than auto theft,Hays s aid. Hays warns residents to k eep their cars locked, w hether in parking lots or h ome driveways,and make s ure that all wallets,purses, s unglasses and personal e lectronics cell phones, t ablet computers,GPS navig ators or music players a rent left in the car or are s tored securely and well out o f sight. In an unrelated case, a nother man,George Masprominas,reported his red Mazda RX8 stolen at 4:30 a.m. Monday from the 7-Eleven store at 7011 Cypress Gardens Road in Winter Haven. Wood said the Polk Sheriffs Office is investigating that case with a possible two suspects. There is no indication of what direction the car went,she said. Phil Attinger can be reached at or 385-6155, ext. 541 and followed on Twitter @PhilAttinger. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 24, 2014 Page A7 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 4"; Black; main A rt hand pg top of stack; 00034868 CITY OF AVON PARK; 3.639"; 5"; Black; garbage pick-up change; 00035212 FIRST ASSEMBLY GOD (RETAIL); 5.542"; 5"; Black; main A; 00035281 Continued from A1 Car in Tuesdays incident left running t hen we have had problems a couple of times,Cordero s aid. According to Cassidian o fficials,the Geocast syst em combines phone and G IS data to rapidly deliver i ncidentrelated informat ion or instruction to target a udiences. It has the ability to get c alls out more quickly as w ell as gather critical feedb ack,such as the physical s tatus of recipients,to help e nsure the best outcome. C ordero said the new syst em also helps the sheriffs office more accurately track who has,and who has not, received the messages. The key is we dont ask them for any information, Cordero said. When they press the key they simply hear an announcement. We would never ask for any kind of information on that kind of call. In the past,the reverse 91-1 system employed the playback of an announcement recorded by one of the sheriffs staff. People are used to hearing a person talk. Now the system generates the voice,he explained. The calls as currently staged have at times resulted in a whole new set of problems for the sheriffs dispatchers. In a recent incident,there were a flurry of calls following a reverse 9-1-1 operation with people calling to confirm whether or not the calls actually were from the Highlands County Sheriffs Office. Because they thought it was a scam,a lot of them called dispatch to complain about it,Hays said. And they usually were in a rush anyway. Continued from A1 System does not ask for personal information Continued from A2 Community Briefs Courtesy photo T he cast of On Golden Pond put on a special performance to benefit Tangelwood Residents Cancer Benefit. This is the final weekend for the play at Highlands Little T heatre. By NEIL SIMPSON Special to the News-SunSEBRING Norman T hayer Jr. celebrated his 8 0th birthday at his cabin i n Maine along with his w ife,Ethel; daughter, C helsea; her fiance,Bill; a nd his son,Billy. Also a ttending were Charlie the m ailman and 200 T anglewood residents. The entire group was i nvited into the Thayers r ustic cabin on Golden P ond where the actors b rought this well-known s tory back to life with style a nd humor. The play,writt en by Ernest Thompson in 1 979,was turned into a hit movie in 1981 featuring an all-star cast that included Henry Fonda,Katharine Hepburn,Jane Fonda and Dabney Coleman. The Highlands Little Theater production certainly did justice to the great writing with its caustic dialogue between Norman and the rest of the cast. Peter Pollard,as Norman,won the hearts of the audience with his well-paced delivery and his excellent acting skills. Peter also directed and got great performances from his on and off stage wife,Tammie (Ethel),Todd Coleman (Charlie),Erika Weaver-Coleman (Chelsea), Joshua McGhee (Bill Ray) and Mark Reyes (Billy Ray). This special presentation of the play was staged for the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benefit. It was the third annual collaboration between Highlands Litte Theater and Tanglewood. Thanks to Vanessa Logsdon,Peter Pollard and the entire cast and crew for making this wonderful evening possible. Sadly,this is the final week for the play. Call the box office at 382-2525 for tickets. Cancer Benefit gets help On Golden Pond


Page A8 News-SunFriday, January 24, 2014 Comcast/Agenti Media; 11.25"; 10.75"; Black plus three; process, main A IO4372612; 00035309 Special to the News-SunSEBRING A reception and celebration honoring the late Debbie Kendrick will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA),351 W. Center Ave. in Downtown Sebring (behind the Sebring Public Library). Admission is free; open to Kendricks friends and family. Kendrick,age 62 of Sebring,passed away on Oct. 22,2013 in Altamonte Springs after a long illness. She is survived by a son, James Kendrick Jr.,his wife Kristen,and grandson Trent,all of Orlando. Debbie Kendrick served on several area boards and was very involved with the local community. She was on the board of directors for the Childrens Home Society Rose Keller Division,which serves Highlands,Desoto,Hardee, and Polk counties. She cochaired a campaign for an emergency shelter for women and children to be built in Sebring,and was instrumental in getting a gift from the Buck Foundation,which made the project possible. Kendrick also served on the board of directors for the Highlands Art League (HAL),and was the director of the Highlands MoTA from 2008-2013. Kendrick was instrumental in assisting HAL in furthering its mission to encourage emerging and evolving artists of all ages and to positively impact our community through the celebr ation and exploration of the arts. The Kendrick family requests that donations be made to MoTA in her name in lieu of any other sign of condolence as it was a pro ject very dear to her heart. Anyone interested in making a tax-deductible contribution in Kendricks honor may call 385-5312 or visit www.HighlandsArtLeague. org. Reception set to honor Debbie Kendrick Courtesy photo A von Park Depot Museum held its annual open house last weekend and displayed the art/photography of Avon Park resident Curtis Nelson. Historical Society of Avon Park board member Thetis Casey (middle photo) visits w ith Quinton Varnes, Depot Museum representative. Jim Deal, museum representative, (bottom photo) enjoys a look back in time with Peggy Caraberis, museum historian, during the Historical Society of Avon Park Museums open house last week. Open house showcases museum, Nelsons work News-Sun staff reportsSEBRING Tickets are going fast for next weeks second annual Faith,Family and Friends concerts two shows at the Circle Theatre in downtown Sebring. This year,the Wacaster Family will host two nights filled with Christian country music acts with a side of barbecue on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. The event was moved indoors for 2014 to ensure the best experience for everyone in attendance. Last year,almost 500 tickets were sold and many of those ticket-holders sat outside,braving the cold temperatures of the evening. Each show will hold an Artist Circle seating area as well as general seating for guests. The Circle Theater holds just more than 250 people. The event,billed as a Night at the Opry,will feature three Christian country stars as well as the Wacaster Family. Dennis Agajanian is an acclaimed guitarist who has played numerous times with Billy and Franklin Graham Crusaders and international USO shows. The Jayc Harold Band,recently named Inspirational Christian Country's Top 5 group for 2013,will also perform on stage at Circle Theatre,as will Bill Mullis,two time nominee for Music Evangelist of the Year and winner in 2007. The first show will be held at 7 p.m. Friday,Jan. 31. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for guests. The Saturday,Feb. 1 show will begin at 6 p.m. with doors open ing at 4:30 p.m. Barbecue plates will be available for purchase for $7 at each event. For more information or to reserve tickets call (205) 535-6773. The general admission seating tickets are $10 and Arti st Circle seating,which gets patrons up close and personal with performers,is being so ld for $15. Tickets going fast for Faith, Family and Friends concert


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 24, 2014Page A9 rffntbffnfn frnffnf ffnfffnnnnn nnnfnffnnnbnf bfffnffbf fnbfnbf fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classifiedtn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2011-CA-000261 DIVISION: CENTRAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD P.MAHAN,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 6,2014 and entered in Case No.28-2011-CA-000261 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida wherein CENTRAL MORTGAGGE COMPANY,is the Plaintiff and RICHARD P.MAHAN,CHARLOTTE MAHAN,SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION, INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INCORPORATED,AS NOMINEE FOR LITTON LOAN SERVICING LP,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 12th day of February,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 614,OF SEBRING HILLS,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.2009-CA-001639 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,N.A.,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE STRUCTURED ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS II TRUST,MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AR6, Plaintiff vs. AUSTIN A.BLAKE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AUSTIN A.BLAKE; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to the final judgment/order entered in the above noted case,that I will sell the following property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 27,BLOCK 244,SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES SECTION 18,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOO K 8,PAGE 87,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. at public sale,to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse,430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,at 11:00 A.M.on February 13,2014.The highest bidder shall immediately post with the Clerk,a deposit equal to five percent (5%) of the final bid.The deposit must be cash or cashier's check payable to the Clerk of the Court.Final payment must be made on or before 5:00 P.M.on the date of the sale by cash or cashier's check. 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. (Court Seal) ROBERT W.GERMAINE, CLERK CLERK OF THE COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k Dated:January 10,2014 January 17,24,2014 trative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to provisions of certain assistance.Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Fl 33870,Phone No. (863)534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired,call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired,call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). File 11-06888 SLS January 17,24,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2011-CA-000817 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-14 Plaintiff, vs. ORLANDO HERNANDEZ; SONIA ANGELICA HERNANDEZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INC.,AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICA'S WHOLESALE LENDER; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 9,2014,and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000817,of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida.THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-14 is Plaintiff and ORLANDO HERNANDEZ; SONIA ANGELICA HERNANDEZ; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INC.,AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICA'S WHOLESALE LENDER; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; are defendants.I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING, FL,IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA 33870-3867,at 11:00 a.m.,on the 13th day of February,2014,the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment,to wit: LOTS 4328,4329 AND 4330,AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO.14,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,PAGE 7,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 10th day of January,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to AdminisA DISTANCE OF 67.50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 81 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 68.58 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 1 DEGREE 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 10.0 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 67.50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 179 ALDERMAN DRIVE,LAKE PLACID,FL 33852 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 January 8,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates,P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa,Florida 33622-5018 F10058352 OCWEN-CONV-R-vocasio-Team 2-F10058352 **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. January 24,31,2014 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2010-CA-000968 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DAVID L.MCILMURRAY,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 08,2014 and entered in Case No.28-2010-CA-000968 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.,is the Plaintiff and DAVID L.MCILMURRAY; EDIT R.MCILMURRAY; BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.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 12th day of February,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: STARTING AT THE MEANDER CORNER WHERE THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH,RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,INTERSECTS THE WEST SHORELINE OF LAKE CLAY; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 31 FOR A DISTANCE OF 250.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 3 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 580.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 44.0 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 1 DEGREE 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 300.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 67.50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 95 FEET,MORE OR LESS,TO THE WESTERLY SHORELINE OF LAKE CLAY; THENCE MEANDER SOUTHERLY ALONG THE WESTERLY SHORELINE OF SAID LAKE CLAY FOR A DISTANCE OF 14 FEET,MORE OR LESS,TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 81 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 97 FEET,MORE OR LESS,TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.AND STARTING AT THE MEANDER CORNER WHERE THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH,RANGE 30 EAST,INTERSECTS TO WEST SHORELINE OF LAKE CLAY; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 31 A DISTANCE OF 250 FEET TOO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 3 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 580 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 44.0 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 1 DEGREE 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE,THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SOUTH 1 DEGREE 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 135 FEET,MORE OR LESS, TO THE SHORELINE OF LAKE CLAY; THENCE NORTH 1 DEGREE 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET ALONG THE SHORELINE OF LAKE CLAY TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 135 FEET, MORE OR LESS,TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,LESS AND EXCEPT,STARTING AT THE MEANDER CORNER WHERE THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 31,TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA,INTERSECTS THE WEST SHORELINE OF LAKE CLAY; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 31 FOR A DISTANCE OF 250.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 3 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 580.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 44.0 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 1 DEGREE 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 300.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2011-CA-000828-XXAX-MX BANK OF AMERICA,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JAMIE D.DAVIDSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMIE D.DAVIDSON; AMANDA B. DAVIDSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AMANDA B.DAVIDSON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S),IF REMARRIED,AND IF DECEASED,THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,LIENORS,AND TRUSTEES,AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); RHS INDUSTRIES,INC.; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING,TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,CREDITORS,LIENORS,OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH, UNDER,OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: LOTS 8275 AND 8276,AVON PARK LAKES UNIT 26,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 25,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 2475 N Sumner Road Avon Park,FL 33825 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on February 13,2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 10th day of January,2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. January 17,24,2014 GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; LEEANNE MOUNCE,ALBERT ARBELO AND DIANE ARBELO,are Defendants,I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room,Basement 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL at 11:00 o'clock A.M.on the 12th day of February,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to wit: Lot 8,Block 206,Leisure Lakes,Section 3, according to the map or plat thereof,as recorded in Plat Book 6,at Page 25,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. located 931 Amaranth Street,Lake Placid, Florida 33852 and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon,which are included as security in Plaintiff's mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds 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 7th day of January,2014. Bob Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk January 17,24,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE No.:13-170 GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 2006 SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLES LLC TRUST 2006-FR1 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-FR1, Plaintiff, vs. EDWARD PRAT,UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDWARD PRAT,UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST CAROL THIGPEN,DECEASED, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS SPOUSES,HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; LEEANNE MOUNCE,ALBERT ARBELO AND DIANE ARBELO Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 7th 2014,and entered in Case No.13-170 GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 2006 SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLES LLC TRUST 2006-FR1 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-FR1,is Plaintiff and EDWARD PRAT, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDWARD PRAT,UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST CAROL THIGPEN,DECEASED,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS SPOUSES,HEIRS,DEVISEES, NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND INTENT TO ADOPT RESOLUTION Please take notice that a public hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m.on the 4th day of February,2014,at the City Council Chambers,368 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870.Resolution No. 2014-03 will be presented to the City Council for adoption.A copy of the proposed Resolution can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk.Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Resolution.The proposed Resolution is entitled as follows: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA DISSOLVING THE HARDER HALL REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT,TERMINATING THE HARDER HALL REDEVELOPMENT PLAN AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0105 of the Florida Statutes,as amended,the City Council hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings,he will need a record of the proceeding and that,for such purpose,he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. THE CITY OF SEBRING DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE UPON THE BASIS OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S DISABILITY STATUS.THIS NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY INVOLVES EVERY ASPECT OF THE CITY'S FUNCTIONS,INCLUDING ONE'S ACCESS TO, PARTICIPATION IN,EMPLOYMENT OF,OR TREATMENT IN,IT'S PROGRAMS AND/OR ACTIVITIES.IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT,PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT KATHY HALEY,CITY CLERK,AT 368 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FLORIDA 33870,TELEPHONE (863) 471-5100,NOT LATER THAN TWENTY-FOUR (24) HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING.IF HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, PLEASE CALL THE CLERK THROUGH FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE:(TDD) 1-800-955-8771,OR VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770,VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. This notice shall be published on January 24,2014. /s/ Kathy Haley Kathy Haley,City Clerk Robert S.Swaine Swaine & Harris,P.A. 425 South Commerce Avenue Sebring,FL 33870 City Attorney January 24,2014surplus 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 10th day of January,2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 327611/1217344/cmk2 January 17,24,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000032 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, vs. LINDA L.BARTON 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 January 9,2014,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOTS 15 AND 16,HILLSIDE LAKES A NEX,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11,PAGE 13, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1999 DOUBLEWIDE OAKSTR MOBILE HOME, VIN(S) 32620229LA,TITLE NO.85034551 A ND VIN # 32620229LB,TITLE NO. 85034673. and commonly known as:232 PALMETTO DR,SEBRING,FL 33875; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on February 13,2014 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.282010CA000347XXAXMX BANK OF AMERICA,N.A., PLAINTIFF, VS. A LEJANDRO MORALES,ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 13,2014,in the above action,I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands, Florida,on February 18,2014,at 11:00 AM, at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870 for the following described property: LOT 17,BLOCK 25,SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES,SECTION 3,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8,PAGE 6,IN 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 sixty (60) days after the sale.The Court,in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale.Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED:January 13,2014. By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of the Court Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group,P.A. 1499 W.Palmetto Park Rd.,Suite 300 Boca Raton,FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact Office of the Court Administrator at 863-534-4686,255 North Broadway Avenue,Bartow,FL 33830 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. File #13-004453FIH January 24,31,2014 1050Legals 1000 Announcements


Page A10News-SunFriday, January 24, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-521 IN RE:ESTATE OF Jeanne M.Dunn a/k/a Jeanne A nn Dunn a/k/a Jeannie M.Dunn a/k/a Jeanne Marie Dunn, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Jeanne M.Dunn a/k/a Jeanne Ann Dunn a/k/a Jeannie M.Dunn a/k/a Jeanne Marie Dunn, deceased,whose date of death was November 26,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 17,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Patricia A.Reed 4467 Doral Drive Avon,OH 44011 A ttorney for Personal Representatives: CLIFFORD M.ABLES III,P.A. 551 S.COMMERCE AVE. Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 385-0112 Fax:(863) 385-1284 Secondary / s/ Brandon S.Craig A ttorney for Patricia A.Reed Florida Bar Number:0085800 January 17,24,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000200 DIVISION: SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,INC., Plaintiff, vs. A LEX CAZO,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 08,2014 and entered in Case No.28-2012-CA-000200 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,INC.,is the Plaintiff and A LEX CAZO; HELGA ESTHER CAZO; JACK M. CLARK,II; JOY CLARK; CITY OF SEBRING; TENANT #1 N/K/A JONATHAN PATTON; and TENANT #3 N/K/A ROBIN HALL are the Defendants,The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY A SSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 A M,on the 25th day of February,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 11 AND THE EASTERLY 10 FEET OF LOT 10,IN BLOCK 57,OF SECOND ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF SEBRING,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK 1,PAGE 7,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA,AND IN PLAT BOOK 3,PAGE 1 1/2,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY,FLORIDA,OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART.THE EASTERLY 10 FEET OF SAID LOT 10,IN BLOCK 57,ALSO DESCRIBED AS BEING A STRIP OF LAND 10 FEET WIDE AND 150 FEET DEEP,LYING WEST OF,ADJACENT A ND CONTIGUOUS TO LOT 11,IN BLOCK 57,OF SAID SECOND ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF SEBRING. A/K/A 234 ROSE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870 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 January 8,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates,P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa,Florida 33622-5018 F11029013 IBM-LENDER-SPECFNMA-R-ataranoff-Team 2-F11029013 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities A ct,persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & A ssociates,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. January 24,31,2014 IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 2,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 208 IBIS AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870 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 January 7,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates,P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa,Florida 33622-5018 F11004175 CENTRAL-CONV-Team 6-F11004175 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities A ct,persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & A ssociates,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. January 17,24,2014 1050LegalsDUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00034894


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Firm! 517-582-1120 or 517-582-1121 7560Medical Supplies& EquipmentNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eigh t weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies TAG SALES,ESTATE SALES, LIQUIDATIONS. Certified Appraiser 45 + Years of experience, Fees based on Sales. We do it all! Call Stan at 863-414-5284 SEBRING 4804Leucadendra Dr,( Sun "N Lake Estates ) Fri & Sat, Jan. 24 & 25, 8am ? Leather Dual RecliningCouch & Reclining Chair, Adult Clothes, Household Items & Much More! LAKE PLACIDEstate Sale! Fri. Sat. 8 4pm. 844 CR 621 Unit B-11. Furn., kitchen & household goods. Everything Must Go! SEBRING *MULTIFAMILY SALE* 1609 Covair Ave., (behind Walmart) Fri & Sat, Jan 24 & 25. Tools, Welder, Collectibles, Household Items & Much More! SEBRING *ESTATESALE* at St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Dr., Fri. 1/24, 8am3pm & Sat. 1/25 8am-1pm. Johnson Bros. Dishes, Milk glass, Crystal, Silver, Bunnykins, English bone china & Much More! A Must See!! SEBRING SAT.8 2pm. 4614 Granada Blvd. Baby items, bedding, furn., scrubs, lots for everyone! Emptying Out House Sale! SEBRING MULTI-FAMILYSale! Sat. 8 1pm. 1801 Queen Ave. Toys, Books, Clothes, Furn., etc. SEBRING *ESTATESALE 4525 Higson Ave, Harder Hall Area. Fri & Sat, Jan 24 & 25, 8 am-? Furn., Household items, Clothes, Toys, Sm. Appliances. Too Much To List! SEBRING *ANNUALTOWN & COUNTRY M.H. PARK SALE* Sat. Jan 25, 8am 1pm. Park at gate & use Golf carts if needed. Clubhouse has lunch, bake sale and items to sell. Follow map to sales in park located at end of Cooper Rd, behing Coker Fuel. SEBRING *Thunderbird Hill Cir. Off Thunderbird Road Sat., Jan 25th, 8am 12pm COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE! 14 HOMES! SEBRING *MOVING SALE 725 Lin Rd., Spring Lake, Fri & Sat, Jan 24/25, 8am-1pm. Facial table, facial equipment, Professional hair clippers & capes by Fred, Antique mirrors (60 + yrs. Old beautiful 2 Lg./2 Sm.), China, Crystal, Clothes, Pressure washer, Toys & Books for children. Follow Signs !! SEBRING *HUGH SALE 1702 Theon Ct. (1mi. N. of Downtown Cir. on 17) Fri & Sat, Jan. 24 & 25, 8am-? Old clocks, Pocket watches, Old pocket knives, duck decoys, Chainsaws, Handsaws, Hand tools, Tool chest full of Craftsman tools, Lamps, Lawn mower & More! SEBRING *CLUBHOUSE SALE Hammock Estates 2840 John L St. (off Hammock Rd) Sat. Jan 25, 7am 11am. LAKE PLACIDCome one, come all to the Worlds Greatest Garage Sale! Fri. Sat. 8 3pm. 1538 Cedar Brook St. LAKE PLACID*LEISURE LAKES* HOA ANNUAL GARAGE SALE. Fri & Sat, Jan 24 & 25 8am-1 pm, at Leisure Lakes Fire Department 3022 Miller Ave., Lake Placid. AVON PARKVictory Tabernacle Church RUMMAGE SALE *1008 Peel St., (off US27 across from Clock Restaurant ) Sat. Jan 25, 7am-? Household Items, Clothing. Gr eat Prices! Lots of Misc. 7320Garage &Yard SalesAVON PARKMulti Family Sale! 2603 W. Rochester Rd. Sat Sun 8am ? Baby clothes, small furniture, shoes. Something for everyone! LARGE YARDSALE Annual Yard Sale MARANATHA VILLAGE Sat. Jan. 25 8am-12 noon Multi family village YARD SALE Arbuckle Creek Road, 2 miles east of SR-17 North, Sebring Household,tools, clothing, crafts & MUCH MORE! 7320Garage &Yard Sales SCHWINN TRICYCLE( 3 wheel ) Adult Bike. Good Condition. $250. 863-385-7520 or 863-414-4180 RUBBER BEDMAT for a short bed pickup Ford F150, (63" wide X 66" long 5/16" thick), in very good condition. $25. 863-453-7027 BI FOLDDOORS (2) 75" long, (2) 64" long and (3) passage doors 30" wide. ALL for, $35 863-453-3104. 7310Bargain BuysCHAIR "CATNAPPER ELECTRIC LIFT CHAIR. Extra Large Size, Faux Leather Chestnut Color. Like New! $700. 863-382-4057 7300Miscellaneous 7000 Merchandise SPRING LAKE3BR, 2BA, 2CG, CHA, patio, ceramic tiled living, dining, kit., bath & halls, SS appliances, refrigerator w/ water on door, micro., W/D hook up. No pets or Smokers. 863-835-0061 SEBRING *Woodlawn Elementary* Area 3BR, 1BA, Refurbished, Fenced in yard, New A/C/Heat, New paint. Section 8 approved. $200.00 Walmart Gift Card!! 863-646-2330 SEBRINGCOUNTRY ESTATES Newer Home. 3BR/2BA/2CG. W/D Hoop up, Tile, Screened porch. Behind Walmart. 1st./security. $875 mo. 863-617-6231 6300Unfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING *DINNER LAKE AREA 1 BR/ 1 BA Apartments for Rent. Large rooms, Fresh paint & Tile, Includes water. $400/mo. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 LAKE PLACID1 & 2 BR, APTS. RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE, FORECLOSURES WELCOME THORNBURY APARTMENTS TTY 800-955-8771 863-465-4526 BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING2BR/1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping. 3106 Miracle Way. $595/mo. 863-446-1822 6200UnfurnishedApartments SPRING LAKE2BR/2BA/ Central Air/Heat, Washer Dryer Hook Up, Dishwasher, Fridge w/ice maker, Range & Cable incl. in rent. 863-381-8069. SEBRING -Duplex 2BR/1BA, screen porch, carport, A/C, appl's incl., near mall & hospital. W/D hookup. No pets/smoke. Move In Special $550/mo. 1931 Fernway St. 305-490-5399 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsPALM HARBORFACTORY LIQUIDATION SALE 6 models to choose from 1200 sq. ft. up to 2400 sq. ft. 12K OFF! John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile Homes 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialGENTLEMAN /SITTER CAREGIVER looking for position. Experienced with References. 863-658-4837 2300Work WantedROYAL CAREof Avon Park currently has a FT Environmental ServIces Directors position available. The applicant must demonstrate knowledge in electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling system, must have experience in working in a SNF also must have supervisory experience. Salary based on experience. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL (863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper. If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: 863-385-9100 CHILDREN'S MUSEUMAIDE, good with Kids. H/S degree and background check required. Tues.-Fri. 10-4. $7.75/hr. Apply at, 219 N. Ridgewood Dr. Sebring. A CHRISTIANPRESCHOOL is looking for an experienced fun loving teacher. Please call 863-402-2408 for more information. 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements TOWN OF LAKE PLACID NOTICE OF TO RESCHEDULE THE REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING The Lake Placid Regular Town Council meeting scheduled for Monday February 10,2014 has been rescheduled and will be held on Monday February 17,2014 at 5:30 PM in Town Hall,311 West Interlake Blvd.,Lake Placid,Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Town Council with respect to any matter considered at the meeting,that person will need a record of the proceedings,and he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the office of the Town Clerk (863)699-3747 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8770. TOWN OF LAKE PLACID Eva Cooper Hapeman Town Clerk January 24,2014 INVITATION TO BID CITY OF SEBRING SEBRING,FLORIDA The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purchasing Department for: ITB #14-019:3514 KENILWORTH BLVD,SEBRING, FL 33870 SEBRING HIGH SCHOOL LIFT STATION TRASH PUMP INSTALLATION Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from our website by contacting Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB by phone 863-471-5110,Fax 863-471-5168,or email:,at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870.If obtaining documents via the website,it shall be the bidders responsibility to check for amendments/changes made to the document. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid.Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Purchasing Office Attn:Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 10:00 AM, Thursday,February 6,2014,of the official time clock in the purchasing office.Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected.The City will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person,by mail,of any other type of delivery service. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws,regulations,rules and ordinances of local,state and federal authorities having j urisdiction,including,but not limited to:all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21,1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1,33 F.2 7804); all provisions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla.Stat. §287.133,et seq,as amended) and the provisions in Fla.Stat.§287.134,et seq,as amended,regarding discrimination. The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the award; if an award is made,will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the City of Sebring.The council reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB Purchasing Agent Sebring,Florida January 22,24,2014 ************************************* **** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ************************************* **** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF DISPOSITION A CCORDING 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 FEBRUARY 17,2014 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 Diana Gutierrez 261 Calvin Crowell II 339 Sally Giles 350 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORDS LIEN MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS,UNDER FLORIDA LAW, A LL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE IN CASH. January 24,31,2014 The Sebring Regional Airport & Industrial Park Community Redevelopment Agency has filed its Annual Financial Report for fiscal year ended September 30,2013 with the Clerk of Courts,Highlands County,Florida as required by Section 218.32,Florida Statutes. The Annual Financial Report is available for viewing at the Sebring Airport Authority office located at 128 Authority Lane,Sebring,FL 33870 or at the Highlands County Clerk of Courts office,600 South Commerce Street, Sebring,FL 33870 during normal business hours of 8:30 5:00 p.m.Monday through Friday. January 24,2014 The Sebring Airport Authority 2012-2013 fiscal year-end audit is now available for review and inspection during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday) at its offices at 128 A uthority Lane,Sebring,FL 33870. January 24,2014 1050Legals CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00035220 CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00035260 DUMMY 2014 2X3 AD # 00035243AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00034870 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00034869


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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comFROSTPROOF Faris B rannen Stadium felt like t he frozen tundra of L ambeau Field Wednesday n ight. But the Green Dragons f elt just as at home as the G reen Bay Packers would i n the icy conditions as t hey put the chill on M cKeel to take the District 1 0-2Asemifinal match 4-1. In facing the Wildcats, t op-seed Lake Placid was f acing a team that had p layed the night before and w ere at least relatively a ccustomed to the condit ions after topping a game Avon Park squad, 2-0. But the Dragons heated up pretty quickly as Diego Mireles scored off a n Osvaldo Orduna cross b arely three minutes into t he contest. Orduna, a senior co-capt ain, would provide the a ssist on three of Lake P lacids goals on the night. His ability to assist his t eammates to score says a l ot about his willingness to d o everything it takes to w in, head coach James A shley said. Its unselfish a nd necessary for our succ ess. The early lead vanished i n a hurry as a miscommun ication between goalie a nd defender allowed a M cKeel shot to take a high b ounce into the net and k not things up. But Orduna was soon the c atalyst again as he sent a p ass toward the front right o f the Wildcat goal. As the keeper came out i n a full slide to try to corr al the ball, Carlos Santana beat him to it and pooched and arching shot that went over the goalie and into the back, left corner of the net. That goal would have made a highlight rell on any field at any level, Ashley said. He showcased his skill at a very important moment of the game. McKeel would continue to battle, but with the lead back in their hands, the Green Dragons had the momentum back on their side and made the most of it. Yoyi Gomez would add another score before intermission to push the lead to 3-1, and would tally another goal in the second half to provide for the final In the 70s and 80s, I was a member of the Bulldog BassMasters in Stow, Ohio. Stow is about 40 miles south of Lake Erie, so as you might imagine, we were used to long, cold winters often lasting what seemed like years but eventually, they would come to an end. Every year we scheduled our first tournament for the last Sunday of March and in most cases, with the exception of a little skim ice or a few snow flurries, we were able to begin our bass fishing tournament year without a hitch. Snowmobile suits, insulated boots and gloves, skimasks and hand-warmers were nearly as important as rods and reels and although a few fish were usually brought to the weigh-in, catching our limit or even having a fish to weigh in was considered a great day. But we were prepared for it, and after a long winter of cleaning our reels, repairing our rods, sharpening our hooks and sorting our tackle, just getting back out on the water was a big deal. Last Sunday when my partner Paul Tardiff and I launched my Ranger at the Windy Point boat ramp, the temperature was 28 degrees and I couldnt help but think back to those cold first tournaments in Ohio. The Lake Placid Team Trail was holding its fifth tournament of the 2013-2014 season and I wondered if anyone else was going to show up. Somehow we got there early, around 5:30 a.m. and the only other anglers ahead of us were Steve Dubois and Nick DeSanta. First light is around 7 a.m. so we all had about an hour and a half to wait in the freezing cold weather for the tournament to begin. Little by little, the boats began to show up and surprisingly, by 6:30 a.m., there were 15 boats in the water, with fishermen bundled up and trying to stay warm. We were boat six but I had no plans of traveling far. Hard enough to be on the water when its that cold, even worse running across the lake at 50+ mph. Paul and I only traveled a short distance up the west shoreline and pulled into a spot that Id caught some fish a few weeks ago. We worked the area from 4to 1, with spinnerbaits and worms and never got a hit. The sun started to come up and with no wind, the temperature warmed into the 30s and we decided to brave the elements and run across the lake to a canal on the east shore. Paul laid down in the bottom of the boat and after the 20 minute run, I was nearly frozen. We fished the canal in an d out and again, no takers. From there we moved to the north end of the lake where we saw Norman Lee and a few others and we flipped the reeds for an hour or so. Again, no takers. By now, the sun was up and the temperatures had risen to the mid 40s and aside from not catching any fish, it was actually pretty comfortable out there. But where were the fish? Had they gone out into th e deeper water or just deeper back into the reeds and lily pads? Paul mentioned that not only had we not had a hit, but wed not seen any birds, and there had not been any surface activity from baitfis h since wed started. Running over to the west wall, we finished out the da y flipping and pitching every color and every plastic bait and jig in our tackle boxes, only to come up empty handed. We finally resigned ourselves to giving up and heading back in. The team of Bennett/Moore won the event with five fish weighing in at 13.43 pounds. They won $567 for their bag of fish. Finishing in second place was the team of Pearson/Arnold with four bass weighing 10.39 lbs, earning them $378. And big bass of the day, a 5.89 pounder was caught b y Bennett/Moore and earned them an additional $135. Out of 15 boats and 30 fishermen, only two boats weighed in a five-fish limit. Atotal of 33 bass reached the scales and all 33 were released alive. This was one of the toug hest, most frustrating tournaments Ive ever fished. The good news is, its only going to get better.Sebring BassMastersThe next meeting for the club will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 5:30 p.m. at REDS II. The next tournament will be held on Lake Josephine on Sunday, Feb. 2. The club is actively seeking new members. For more information, check out their facebook News-Sun Friday, January 24, 2014 BSection Sports Page B3 Fishin Around... Don Norton 28 degrees Florida bass fishing in January See BASS, B3 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Above: Carlos Santana deftly lofts this shot over the sliding McKeel goalie for Lake Placids second score in Wednesdays 4-1 win over the Wildcats. Below: Alfredo Aguillon gets his work in before the match, which would pay off as the sophomore keeper held off McKeel. Dragons head to title match Lake Placid4McKeel1 See LP, B4 Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID H oward Carney has led a d ouble life. Growing up in Missouri a rabid St. Louis Cardinals f an, he attended Drury C ollege and became a t eacher and elementary p rincipal for 16 years. He left that job to take o ver his fathers family f arm and cultivate cotton a nd soybeans in place of y oung minds. He enjoyed both occupat ions, but longed for the w armth of winters in sunny F lorida. He still rents the land for f arming, but resides in Lake P lacid and has been the s oftball leagues treasurer f or a number of years. I cherish most the suns hine and the camaraderie o f men reliving their childhood by playing softball, Carney observed on Monday as his Yates Insurance team won a 1615 nail-biter over Schoonis Restaurant. Manager Doran Quigg had four hits for Yates, while Carney, Cliff Bluml (two doubles, triple), Bill Gallagher (two doubles), Darrell Richards, and Mike Wiltgen had three hits each. For Schoonis, Wild Bill DeStefano had four hits, while Norm Grubbs slugged a double, triple, and home run. In another one-run thriller, Central Security overcame a 12-run deficit to hand Seminole Tire its first loss of the year 22-21 in extra innings. Central owner Dana Hurlbut knocked in the game winning RBI, one of his four hits. Also in the Four Hit Club were Ross Anderson (double), Joe Hedges (home run, double), JC Brown and Woody Hoffman (double). For Seminole Tire, Skip Raller, Bob Roth, Ed Engler and Bill Card each had five hits. The Noles turned three double plays, but late defensive lapses contributed to the comeback by The Securitymen. In Wednesday action, Central Security (3-3) won its third straight by topping Yates Insurance (3-3) 2019. Dick Cook, Dana Hurlbut, Joe Hedges (triple), and Ian McCuaig notched five hits each. For Yates, Bill Gallagher (three doubles) had five hits, while Richard Rucker (double) and John McCallum had four apiece. The double play combination of Rucker and Mike Wiltgen registered three twin-killings in the loss. Schoonis (2-4) completed the rare feat of all four games of the week being decided by one run with a 16-15 win over Seminole Tire (4-2). Wild Bill DeStefano, Kyle Saunders, and Jim Lorne had four hits each, with Saunders plating the game winning RBI. Lorne made two acrobatic catches in right field to thwart Nole rallies. For Seminole Tire, Bob Roth and Ed Engler had four hits, and a sextet of Nole hitters knocked out three each in the loss. For further league information, visit Lake Placid Softball standings tighten Dan Hoehne/News-Sun fil es Bethany Phillips qualified for the State Finals at Wednesdays sectional meet in Charlotte. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comQualifying for sectionals i s one thing, as 20 Highlands C ounty girls weightlifters d id. But taking that next step t oward competing at the S tate Finals is a whole other b allgame, as most of those g irls found out at W ednesdays State Qualifier i n Charlotte. Of the 20, one is moving o n in the form of Lake P lacids Bethany Phillips in the 199 class. Phillips upped her qualifying total of 270 by five pounds to place third with a 145 bench and 130 cleanand-jerk, becoming just the second Lady Dragon in the programs history to reach state joining Taquesha Hawthorne who qualified four years ago. While it is usually big news around here to hear of someone breaking the 300 barrier between their bench and clean combined, at this sectional meet, that number was quite common as every weight-class winner from 129 and up topped the mark. And even in the two lowest weight classes, 101 and 110, the winners put up totals of 290. And in the Unlimited class, the winner topped 400 pounds, with the secondand third-place finishers totaled 390 and 385, which made the task quite tough for Sebring standout Angela Phillips to rep LP at State See PHILLIPS, B2


Avon ParkDixie BaseballAVONPARK Avon Park Dixie Youth Baseball sign-ups will be at Durrah Martin Baseball Complex behind The Clock Restaurant on Saturdays, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. There will also be sign-ups at Top Shop on 12 N. Anoka Ave, Avon Park. The fee is $70 per player, additional player is $5 off. If you have any questions please contact Bob Ford 863-214-6267.AP Softball sign-upsAVONPARK APSoftball will be holding registration for girls aged 4-15 on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m.-1p.m. at the girls field on Anoka St. Need to bring a copy of birth certificate cost is $60. For more information, or any questions, call Cindy Bennett at 443-1663.Hammock Half Marathon/5K SEBRING The 6th Annual Hammock Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk is set for Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 with a 7:30 a.m. starting time. Custom long-sleeve Dri-fit for Half Marathon and short-sleeve Dri-fit for the 5K. This years Half Marathon will also feature a team relay made up of up to four individuals running 3.0, 3.0, 3.0, and 3.1 mile sections. 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 January 17 and $45 after the 18th. 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 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. AP Rotary Golf Tourney setAVON PARK The annual David Doc Owen golf tourney hosted by the Rotary Club of Avon Park will be held at Highlands Ridge North golf course on Saturday, Feb. 22, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. This years tournament will be a fourperson scramble format. Entry fee is $60 per person with checks made payable to Rotary Club of Avon Park. An application and entry form may be obtained by emailing tourney director Chet Brojek at or by calling him at 863-712-3524 or 3854736. The entry fee includes golf, cart, refreshments on the course, prizes and post golf meal in the clubhouse. There will be 50/50, closest to the pin, putting contest, and other contests, plenty of raffle prizes and a great day of golf. Proceeds benefit local charities supported by the Avon Park Noon Rotary Club. Entry will be limited to the first 100 paid participants. Hole sponsorships are available for $100 by contacting Brojek.GOLS Indoor SoccerAVON PARK Registration for GOL S Indoor Soccer League is Saturday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-Noon at First Baptist Church of Avon Park. Sign-ups will take place in the Fami ly Life Center (old Avon Park Recreatio n Center across from the tennis cour ts downtown Avon Park.) The GOLS Indoor Soccer League is a co-ed league for 13to 18-year olds. Registration is $12 and is limited to t he first 40 players to sign up. Each team plays one game a week at 6:30 p.m. (either Tuesday or Thursda y) from Feb. 11 to Apr. 17, concluding wi th a tournament. GOLS (Goals Of Life and Soccer) is in its 11th year as a ministry of First Bapt ist Church of Avon Park. Participants learn soccer and tea m skills from certified coaches. For more information, contact Coa ch Severn at 452-1250 or Coach Virkler at 385-3235.Valentines Tennis TournamentSEBRING The 20th Annual Valentines Tennis Tournament will beg in Saturday, Feb. 15, on the Thakkar Tenn is Center clay courts in the Country Club of Sebring. Registrations are being taken by the Highlands County Tennis Association for players of all ages and levels of play for this fun event. Prizes will be awarded to first, secon d and consolation-round winners of A, B and C divisions. Registration fee includes fun, competitive matches, T-shirts, morning and lunc h refreshments and an evening dinner Sunday at Chicanes. Registration fee is $30 for HCTA members, $40 for non members. Student registration fee is $15. Celebrate Valentines weekend with your sweetheart, or for those who do not have a mixed doubles partner, the committee will find your match for the even t. Matches begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, with Finals on Sunda y, Feb. 16, beginning at 1 p.m. The awards banquet at Chicanes begins at 6 p.m. Sunday. To register, or for more information, call Laurie at 452-5899, or Lynda at 4710389.Eagles looking for coachesAVONPARK The Highlands You th Football and Cheer Organization is accepting applications for football an d cheer coaches at all age divisions for t he 2014 season. If you are interested in coaching, yo u may go to click on the Registration tab, and sele ct Coach/Volunteer tab to view requiremen ts and submit application. If you have any questions, you m ay contact Cliff Howell at 863-253-7070, or Melissa Lane at 863-381-9325.Blue Streak baseball chicken dinnerSEBRING Leading into the 201 4 baseball season, the Blue Streaks will be hosting a chicken dinner on Saturda y, Feb. 1, and providing the entertainment as well. Meal time, at Firemens Field, will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $7 and tickets can be purchas ed from any varsity or junior varsity baseba ll player. Limited walk-up dinners will be ava ilable. Weather permitting, the team will al so be having a scrimmage while dinner is being served. CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPSSunday, Jan. 19 Denver 26, New England 16 Seattle 23, San Francisco 17PRO BOWLSunday, Jan. 26 At Honolulu TBD, 7:30 p.m. (NBC)SUPER BOWLSunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. Denver vs. Seattle, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Toronto2120.512 Brooklyn1822.4502.5 New York1527.3576.5 Boston 1529.3417.5 Philadelphia1428.3337.5 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 3012.714 Atlanta 2219.5377.5 Washington2021.4889.5 Charlotte1925.43212 Orlando1132.25619.5 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana 338.805 Chicago2120.51212 Detroit 1725.40516.5 Cleveland1527.35718.5 Milwaukee833.19525WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio3210.762 Houston2915.6594 Dallas 2519.5688 Memphis2020.50011 New Orleans1625.39015.5 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City3310.767 Portland3111.7381.5 Denver 2020.50011.5 Minnesota2021.48812 Utah 1429.32619 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers2915.659 Golden State2617.6052.5 Phoenix2417.5853.5 L.A. Lakers1626.38112 Sacramento1526.36612.5 ___ Wednesdays Games Atlanta 112, Orlando 109 Boston 113, Washington 111, OT Chicago 98, Cleveland 87 Charlotte 95, L.A. Clippers 91 Toronto 93, Dallas 85 Philadelphia 110, New York 106 Houston 119, Sacramento 98 Milwaukee 104, Detroit 101 Oklahoma City 111, San Antonio 105 Phoenix 124, Indiana 100 Thursdays Games L.A. Lakers at Miami, late Denver at Portland, late Fridays Games L.A. Lakers at Orlando, 7 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Dallas at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at New York, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Chicago, 8 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 8 p.m. Washington at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Indiana at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Minnesota at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3115365141109 Tampa Bay2916563146123 Montreal2718559127125 Toronto2720559150156 Detroit22181054127138 Ottawa2219953141155 Florida2023747120151 Buffalo132873389137 Metropolitan Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh3513272162121 N.Y. Rangers2722357131133 Philadelphia2520656139147 Columbus2520454143138 New Jersey21191153122124 Washington2220852142152 Carolina2119951120139 N.Y. Islanders2124749147169WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago3281276188144 St. Louis3311571171115 Colorado3113567144127 Minnesota2720559125129 Dallas2220852141152 Nashville2222751125152 Winnipeg2323551144152 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim3710579177129 San Jose3212670161123 Los Angeles2916664131108 Vancouver2616961129128 Phoenix2318955143152 Calgary1727741114161 Edmonton1531636132183 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Wednesdays Games Montreal at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Thursdays Games Carolina at Buffalo, late St. Louis at N.Y. Rangers, late Philadelphia at Columbus, late Ottawa at Tampa Bay, late Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, late Chicago at Minnesota, late Toronto at Dallas, late Nashville at Vancouver, late Los Angeles at Anaheim, late Winnipeg at San Jose, late Fridays Games Washington at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Carolina, ppd., schedule conflict Montreal at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Calgary, 9 p.m. Phoenix at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Boys Basketball at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at District 10-2A Tournament title game,Frostproof,vs.Mulberry,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball at District 9-4A Tournament,Avon Park,vs.Avon Park,7:30 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Boys Basketball vs.Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Lake Placid, 6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Polk County Invitational,George Jenkins,10 a.m.; Boys Basketball at Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Lake Region,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball host District 11-5A Tournament,vs.DeSoto,7 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Boys Basketball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Kathleen,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Polk County Invitational,George Jenkins,10 a.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Ridge,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball hosts District 9-4A Tournament,vs.Lake Placid,7:30 p.m. N B A F R I D A Y 8 p m L.A. Clippers at Chicago . . . . . . E S P N C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L S A T U R D A Y N o o n Florida State at Duke. . . . . . . . E S P N N o o n Virginia Commonwealth at LaSalle. . E S P N 2 1 p m Syracuse at Miami . . . . . . . . . C B S 1 : 3 0 p m Georgia at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . 3 8 2 p m West Virginia at Oklahoma State . . E S P N 2 3 p m Notre Dame at Wake Forest. . . . . . 4 4 4 p m South Carolina at Missouri . . . . . . 3 8 4 p m Tennessee at Florida . . . . . . . E S P N 4 p m Western Kentucky at La.-Lafayette . . E S P N 2 6 p m Pittsburgh at Maryland. . . . . . . E S P N 2 7 p m Michigan at Michigan State . . . . . E S P N 8 p m LSU at Alabama . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 1 0 p m BYU at Gonzaga . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 R U G B Y S A T U R D A Y 4 p m USA Sevens . . . . . . . . . . . N B C G O L F F R I D A Y 1 1 : 3 0 a m LPGA Pure Silk Bahamas Classic . . G O L F 3 p m PGA Farmers Insurance Open . . . G O L F S A T U R D A Y 1 0 : 3 0 a m EuroPGA Qatar Masters . . . . . G O L F 1 p m PGA Farmers Insurance Open . . . G O L F 3 p m PGA Farmers Insurance Open . . . . C B S 3 p m LPGA Pure Silk Bahamas Classic . . G O L F W O M E N S C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L S A T U R D A Y N o o n Florida International at UAB. . . . . . S U N 2 p m Kansas at Kansas State . . . . . . . S U N Times, games, channels all subject to change B O X I N G F R I D A Y 9 p m Kendall Holt vs. Javier Molina . . . E S P N 2 S A T U R D A Y 9 p m Lamont Peterson vs. Dierry Jean . . S H O W 9 : 4 5 p m Juan Carlos Burgos vs. Mikey Garcia . . H B O S K I I N G S A T U R D A Y 2 p m Visa Freestyle International . . . . . N B C 3 p m USSA Freestyle World Cup . . . . . . N B C T E N N I S F R I D A Y 2 p m Australian Open Mens Semifinal . . E S P N 2 S A T U R D A Y 9 a m Australian Open Womens Final . . E S P N 2 N H L S A T U R D A Y 7 p m Colorado at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . S U N LIVESPORTSONTV NFL Playoffs NBA Major League Soccer Page B2 News-SunFriday, January 24, m D ennard, who despite a pers onal best of 325, placed s ixth. Im happy with my perf ormance, Dennard said. I d id my best and couldnt do m ore than that. Even happier, though, is Phillips, a junior making her first trip to the state competition. I was so nervous, my hands were literally shaking, she said. But when I got on the platform I was just ready to perform my best. This was my second year getting to sectionals and now Im going to state, Phillips added. Im so excited. She will soon be taking the next step and head to the Kissimmee Civic Center for the Saturday, Feb. 8, FHSAA Finals, where the competition will begin at 10:30 a.m. Continued from B1 Phillips headed for Kissimmee


By JENNAFRYER Associated PressDAYTONABEACH T he rules are set, the classes as cluttered as they may b e decided and the future o f North American road raci ng is finally here. Some 15 months after the m erger of the Grand-AM and A merican Le Mans Series, t he consolidated product will a t last hit the track Saturday f or the prestigious Rolex 24 a t Daytona. The inaugural event for the T UDOR United SportsCar C hampionship will mark the f irst time sports cars in North A merica have been unified s ince 1997. There are 67 cars across f our classes scheduled to take t he green flag for the twicea round-the-clock endurance r ace. While everyone is eager to s ee the unified series in a ction, even the most seas oned teams and drivers a rent sure what to expect. This sport is ready to put o n a great show for a huge a udience and we are very e xcited for what is next with t he United SportsCar C hampionship, said Michael S hank, team owner of the 2 012 winning team. There a re so many unknowns with t he new rules and all the new c lasses, it is little bit like the f irst time for us. Shank will be back with his 2012 winning lineup of Justin Wilson, racing for the first time since he was injured in the IndyCar season finale in October, AJ Allmendinger, John Pew and Oswaldo Negri Jr. in the Prototype (P) class. The class is comprised of the former Daytona Prototype class from Grand-AM, as well as the P2 class and the DeltaWing from ALMS. The overall race winner will likely come from the P class, which also includes two entries from defending race winner Chip Ganassi Racing. Ganassi has new faces for both of his lineups: Hes paired Indy Lights champion and Rolex newcomer Sage Karam with Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas and Jamie McMurray. Pruett last year tied Hurley Haywoods mark of five overall Rolex victories and is looking for the record this year. Theres something magical about Daytona, and I love coming to race in the Rolex 24, Pruett said. Especially with the coming together of both series, it will be the best of the best. The second Ganassi entry has an entirely new look as holdover Scott Dixon has three new teammates. Among them are Marino Franchitti, who slides into the spot once held by older brother, Dario, who was forced to retire from racing in November because of injuries suffered in an IndyCar crash at Houston. Also in the lineup is Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan, who got Franchittis IndyCar seat with Ganassi, and Kyle Larson, who replaced Juan Pablo Montoya in Ganassis NASCARs side of the organization. But Ganassi made an offseason switch to Ford and, like the Shank team, is using the new Ford EcoBoost turbo DPengines. Although powerful, reliability could be a question. It makes the potential favorite Wayne Taylors Velocity Worldwide Corvette entry, also from the Pclass. Taylor came out of a fouryear retirement to join the lineup for a chance to drive with sons Ricky and Jordan, as well as longtime teammate Max Angelelli. The team finished second at the Rolex to Ganassi last season without Wayne Taylor, but Angelelli and Jordan Taylor won five races including the final three of the season to win the 2013 Grand-AM driver championship. Almost half of the 67-car field is the GTclass, which features the Aston Martins, Audis, Ferraris and Porsches. The class includes defending race winner Alex Job Racing, which will be in a Porsche after winning in an Audi last year, Dempsey Racing, which features actor Patrick Dempsey and was fourth at the 24 Hours of Le Mans to just miss a podium finish. Dempsey announced earlier this month hell compete in the full United SportsCar season. I think Im getting much more competitive, much more consistent lap times, Dempsey said. Im improving the more seat time I get, with the more experience I get. So when I show up at th e track, I know that I have a shot at winning if everything goes right. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 24, 2014 Page B3 SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports fri ads; 00034820 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; wed ads p/u; 00034840 Golf Hammock Last Monday, Jan. 20, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points. In A group Fred Latshaw took first with +6, Ike Richards took second with +4, and Jim Gulick came in third with +3. In B group Jack Schell was in first with +4, Les Campbells Even was enough for second, and Danny Geier took third with -1. In C group Paul (Taff) Brown took first with +5, second belonged to Bob Trier at +3, with Joe Hyznys Even good enough for third. In D group, Dick Botelho was in first with Even, and there was a tie for second between David Mulligan and Gary Reinhart at -1. In E group Bryce Mitchells +2 took first, John Robertson took second with even. F group was won by Victor Hnatlzenko with +3, Billy Parr and Jin Daigneault tied for second at +1. G group was won byDelbert Nelson with +6, Mark Flora took second with+1, and Bob Morrison was third with -2. H group saw Billy Ringo in first place with +8, Ray Liihatainen in second +7, and third was taken by Ginny McVeys +4. I group was won by Bob Hughes with +6, followed by Ken Spencers +5 taking second, with a tie for third between Bill Alesi and Janet Regan at +4. J group saw Mark Kinch in first with +10, followed by Bill Wouderberg in second with +4, and Jerry Edwards in third with +3. K group was won by Charlie Strongs +4, Bob Colandrea in second with +3, and a tie at +1 between Ron Geoque and Jim Ruscher for third. Next Monday the Mezza Group will continue to Play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. Please arrive early due to a big field of players. For more information, call Pete at 3821280.Lake June WestThe Monday Ladies teed off on Jan. 20 and needed a match of cards to determine a winner between dueling 35s. Donna Palmatier, Kathy Armstrong, Eva Huffman and Beryll Hansen wound up taking top honors while Margaret Schultz, Joann McGill, Chris Heath and Barbara Cash settled for second. Just a shot back, at 36 for third, were Wanda Jones, Verna Knishka, Pat Asmus and Jan Mann. In closest to the pin, Cash got to 8-feet, 6inches from No. 2, Doris W to 4-feet, 3-inches from No. 4 and McGill to 3-feet, 10-inches from No. 8. A Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, Jan. 16, with the Ames, Andy and Karen, teaming with the Stewarts and Helen Mellon to card a 51 for the win. The Littles, Ralph and Beth, the Swartzs, Joe and Joyce, teamed with Charlotte Mathew for a 52 and second place, while Doyan Eades joined the Freemans, Rick and Wendy, and the Heaths, Larry and Chris, for a 53 and third. Beth Little had the closest of the closest to the pins, hitting to just 1foot, 10-inches from No. 2. Helen Mellon was nearly as close, getting to 2-feet, 3 1/2-inches from No. 8, while Rod Martin got to 13-feet, 8inches from No. 4. A Mens Best Ball event was played on Wednesday, Jan. 15, and saw a Hole-In-One recorded by Ron West on No. 4. As for the teams, Sonny Shelton, Ingersoll, Joe Swartz and Angelo Iorlano won with a 40, while Dick Denhart, Berard, Ward Shaw and Fred Neer won a match of cards to take second with a 42. Settling for third with their 42 were Claude Cash, Charles Henson, Red Martini and Al Welch. In closest to the pin, obviously West hit his on No. 4 right into the cup, while John Byron had the two other close ones. Byron hit to 7-feet, 3-inches on No. 8 and to 5-feet, 3-inches on No. 2.SpringLakeOn Tuesday, Jan. 21, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held a Two Man Team (Flighted) Best Ball contest in which only the best net score on each hole counted. This was played on the Panther Trail golf course under beautiful golfing conditions. In A Flight, the winners were Jan Hard and John Starks, with a combined best ball score of 60 strokes. This included one bogey, eight net birds, an eagle 2 on No. 2, and a net double eagle 2 on par 5 No. 13 where Mr. Starks scored a 3 with 1 handicap stroke. Second place went to Kirby Gann and Charlie Scoven with a net 64 and third to Ken Kirby and Edd Vowels, who scored 65. Les Greenlee and Gerry Esty took first place in B Flight, also with a net 60 strokes. This included two bogeys, eight birdies, and two net eagles Mr. Estys birdie with a stroke on No. 5 and Mr. Greenlees birdie with a stroke on No. 8. Bob Hinde and Ed Beauchim came in second with 64 strokes, while Jim Hearn and Gene Hearn (no relation-one is Canadian) took third with 65 strokes. The C Flight was won by Leon Van and Steve Hall with 59 strokes, followed closely by Jay Payne and Charlie Keniston with a net 61. Third place went to Bob Berg and Ray McKenzie with a net 62. In this flight, Jerry Terrell and George Thomas did some great ham and egg play with a net 63 when shooting a net 77 and a net 79. On Thursday, Jan. 16, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association completed a two-day Pick Your Partner contest on a cold, windy Cougar Trail golf course. Day 2 was formatted with four flights of 6 teams each as Alternate Shot on the Front and Two Man Net Score on the Back Nine. Winning team of the A Flight was Pat Jaskowski and Gordon Reid with 165 net strokes 62 on Tuesday and 103 on Thursday. Second place went to Joe Austin and Gerry Esty with 170 strokes 59 and 111. Third place was taken by Gary Behrendt and Jan Hard with 171, including 64 on Tuesday and 107 strokes on Thursday. The B Flight was won by Les Greenlee and Jim Hearn with scores of 62 and 100, totaling 162 strokes. Looks like the cold weather suited our new Canadian friends greatly. There was a tie for second at 164 strokes, between Edd Vowels and Bill Kingshott (62 plus 102) and the team of Bob Hinde and Pat Shatney (64 and 100). Close behind in fourth at 165 was Jon Brower and Tom Bates. In the C Flight, Will David and Charlie Keniston took first with 59, 111 equaling 170 strokes. Second place went to Richie Eastep and Larry Miesner, who scored 171 strokes (61 and 110). Third place was won by Ed Clay and John Schroeder with 177 strokes. D Flight winners were Ed Beauchim and Dave Hall, with 153 net strokes 55 and 98. Ken Rohr and Larry Colclasure took second place with 169 strokes (60 and 109). Third place was won by Leon Van and Bob Frederick with 172 strokes. p age at Sebring BassMasters o r stop by REDS. REDS Big Bass tournament The next Big Bass T ournament will be held on S aturday, Feb. 22, at Lake J une in Lake Placid. Only 15 boats will be a llowed to participate, a m aximum of two fishermen per boat. This could be a pretty exciting tournament and 10 teams have already signed up. The cost is $25 per fisherman and the entry fee must be paid prior to 5 p.m. on the Friday before the tournament. No entry fees will be accepted the morning of the tournament or at the boat ramp. Take off times will be determined by when each boat registers. Only artificial baits may be used in this tournament.Winter in Florida Over the past couple of weeks I have met so many folks from up north that come down to Florida every year to get out of the weather and enjoy a little Florida sunshine. Those that Ive met havent been nearly as critical of the weather as the local fishermen have been and most still appreciate the warm weather we have here during January. Many have come down year after year and they know that if were going to see any cold weather, its usually from mid-December through January. And they also know that as each day passes; as each day grows longer; the weather will improve. And with it, so will the fishing. So to our winter visitors, as well as those of us who live here year round, hang in there! The best is yet to come. Don Norton is a professional tournament bass fisherman, bass fishing guide, and custom rod builder. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie, and is the owner of a custom rod building company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He is also the owner of REDS II, a full-service fishing tackle store located at 3603 Sebring Parkway, in Sebring, FL. You can reach him at 863-273-4998 or by email at Visit his REDS FISHING facebook page or his website at or stop by the store to see him anytime. Continued from B1 Bass tournament pushes through warm winter days Unified Sports Car Series to hit track at Daytona


Associated Press MIAMI (AP) Miami Marlins President David Samson is among 18 castaways on the new season of Survivor, which begins Feb. 26 on CBS. The cast also includes a high-stakes poker player, an ex-NFLcheerleader, a nuclear engineer and former NBAAll-Star Cliff Robinson. In a biography released by the network, Samson lists as his claim to fame getting the government in Miami to contribute over $350 million to a new baseball park during the recession. Critics called the financing plan a taxpayer rip-off, and a backlash against the deal resulted in the recall of the county mayor. As for while he thinks hell win, Samson said, I always win, because people underestimate me. The new season of Survivor takes place in Cagayan, a province in the Philippines. Page B4 News-SunFriday, January 24, 2014 RACE-THRU KWIK LUBE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; sports tv incl; 00034851 m argin and send Lake Placid t o the district title game a gainst Mulberry tonight at 7 p .m. The win keeps the D ragons unbeaten on the s eason in district play and r eaching the tournament c hampionship match assures t hem of a spot in the state p layoffs. Adistrict title would then a llow them a home date in t he regional quarterfinal o pener, while a loss would send them on the road. And in Mulberry, they will be facing a team that tested them during the season. The Panthers lost a close match, 3-2, at home on Monday, Dec. 2, but managed to tie Lake Placid in the Dragons lair 17 days later. Mulberry has ruled our district since my first year at Lake Placid, Ashley said. They knocked us out of the first round last year. We owe them our best game Friday night. Our goal this year was to get to the championship game and bring it home, he continued. As the cards have fallen, we will be ready to play and what better way to do it than to play the team that has had our number. Continued from B1 James Ashley Lake Placid head coachWe owe them our best game on Friday night. LP all set for major match Dan Hoehne/News-Sun T he Red Devils gave it their all Tuesday night, but McKeel would upend them, 2-0, in the opening round of the District 10-2A tournament Tuesday at Frostproof. By BRIAN MAHONEY Associated PressWith LeBron James sticking around and some of the NBAs best players joining him, the U.S. basketball team could be better than ever. The roster itself is the strongest roster weve ever had, USABasketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said. Even without Kobe Bryant, who had said the 2012 London Olympics was his last international competition, its a formidable group. James and 10 others from the 2012 U.S. Olympic team are remaining in the national team pool, joined by a group of newcomers hoping for their first chance at gold. USABasketball selected 28 players Thursday to choose from for the World Cup of Basketball this summer in Spain and the 2016 Rio Olympics. Carmelo Anthony was also chosen, giving him and James a chance to play in a fourth Olympics and win a third gold medal. They wont play this summer, but might still put on the red, white and blue one more time down the road. We really do want to give some of the younger players an opportunity in Spain this summer, but they want to remain there and stay in the mix for being on our roster in Rio, Colangelo said on a conference call. Also selected from the 2012 gold medalists were: Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Kevin Love, Deron Williams, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis, Tyson Chandler and Andre Iguodala. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is back to lead the Americans, as he has done since 2005. The other players picked were: Chicagos Derrick Rose, Houstons Dwight Howard, the Clippers Blake Griffin, Indianas Paul George; Stephen Curry, David Lee and Klay Thompson of Golden State; LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard of Portland; Sacramentos DeMarcus Cousins, Kyrie Irving of Cleveland; San Antonios Kawhi Leonard; Washingtons Bradley Beal; Atlantas Kyle Korver; Detroits Andre Drummond; Denvers Kenneth Faried; and Utahs Gordon Hayward. Its an experienced, starfilled group it includes the NBAs top 10 scorers and the Americans stressed it will be fluid, meaning more players could be added over the next three years. And unlike recent U.S. teams, its big. The Americans have been undersized up front, but have plenty of post players to choose from with Howard, Chandler, Cousins, Davis and Aldridge. Those are more big guys than weve had before, said Krzyzewski, noting he had James and Anthony on the floor as his two big men late in the 2012 gold-medal game. We do have a few more options now. Half of the 28 players have already won gold in either the Olympics or world basketball championships, which was renamed for this years event. James, Anthony, Paul and Williams all have played for the last two Olympic gold-medal winners. Howard missed his chance to join them when he had to pull out of the 2012 London Games because of injury. So did Rose and Griffin the latter after he had made the final 12-man roster. Durant and Love were the first to announce their return last summer and are expected to play in Spain. They, along with Iguodala, Westbrook and Chandler, won gold in bot h 2010 and 2012. The Americans will hav e to trim the roster to 12 before heading to Spain. If they defend their wor ld title, they will automatical ly clinch a spot for Rio. If not, they would have to play in an Olympic qua lifying tournament in 2015. As in 2010, when they won the worlds for the first time since 1994, the Americans will likely feature a younger roster. But its a deep one, with the potential to bring play ers such as Aldridge, George and Cousins, who have been among the NBAs best this season. Then James, who began his Olympic career with a bronze in 2004, could mak e his way back. He and Anthony have already tied David Robinson for the most among U.S. players with their three Olympic appea rances. LeBron has an incredible opportunity to do it a fourth time and the mere fact that his name is on th e roster indicates his desire and interest in continuing to have that opportunity in front of him, Colangelo said. Krzyzewski saw James on Wednesday when Duke played at Miami, and said the NBAs MVPwas excit ed to remain involved. For him to do it a fourth time would be just another star or asterisk next to his name and his career, and it appears thats exactly wha t he wants to try, Colangelo said. LeBron leads USA Basketball team roster; no Kobe By JIM ARMSTRONG Associated PressTOKYO Masahiro T anaka says he chose to play f or the New York Yankees b ecause they appreciated h im the most among the m any teams in the majors w ho were chasing the prized s ignature of the star J apanese pitcher. They gave me the highest e valuation and are a worldf amous team. Tanaka said a t a press conference in J apan on Thursday after a greeing to a $155 million, s even-year deal with the Y ankees. Tanaka said he was relieved the deal was done a nd looked forward to standi ng on the mound at Yankee S tadium. When asked what his goal w ill be, Tanakas response w as direct: To become W orld Champions. In addition to the personal d eal with Tanaka, the Y ankees must pay a $20 mill ion fee to his Japanese t eam, the Rakuten Eagles. His agreement calls for $ 22 million in each of the f irst six seasons and $23 m illion in 2020, and it a llows him to terminate the d eal after the 2017 season a nd become a free agent. Asked to deliver a message to Yankee fans in English, Tanaka said he plans to let his performance on the field do the talking. I dont speak English so Ill just have to win the trust and confidence of the fans with my performance on the field, the 25-year-old righthander said. Big league teams had until Friday to reach an agreement with Tanaka, who was 24-0 with a 1.27 ERAlast year as the Eagles won the Japan Series title. The Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs and White Sox, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros all said they were among the failed bidders. Tanaka said he consulted with 2013 Rakuten teammate Takashi Saito and Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish about life in the major leagues before deciding on the Yankees. Everything will be new and challenging, Tanaka said. But I have to rely on the ability that got me this far. Tanaka was 99-35 with a 2.30 ERAin seven seasons with the Eagles, striking out 1,238 in 1315 innings. Yankees official has tracked him since 2007, scouting 15 of his games. The Tanaka deal caps an offseason in which the Yankees added catcher Brian McCann and outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran. The four big deals totaled $438 million. Were going to do what weve got to do to win, Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. We had to make sure we had enough pitching to go together with our new lineup. Tanaka receives the highest contract for an international free agent and the fifth largest deal for a pitcher, trailing only those of the Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw ($215 million), Detroits Justin Verlander ($180 million), Seattles Felix Hernandez ($175 million) and the YankeesC.C. Sabathia ($161 million under his original agreement with New York). Tanaka replaces the retired Andy Pettitte in the Yankees rotation, and joins Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Ivan Nova. Tanaka says Yanks wanted him most Marlins president a castaway on new Survivor David Samson Marlins PresidentI always win, because people underestimate me.


When I was a resident I w as privileged to spend seve ral months with Lipmann K essl FRCS at the Royal N ational Orthopaedic H ospital (RNOH) in London. H e was a very experienced s houlder surgeon who t rained many of the current B ritish shoulder surgeons. H e was at the end of his c areer and accepted only b affling cases from other s houlder surgeons. He was t he Sherlock Holmes of d iagnosing. He could look at a shoulder,move it or ask t he patient to,and then w ould announce the correct d iagnosis. Even the senior d octors were baffled until he e xplained,and then it was so o bvious. Another thing Mr. K essel taught us was that if a rotator cuff repair took m ore than a sling to protect i t,it would probably not h old as it healed. Many in the over-50 age g roup,almost everybody in S ebring it seems,get stiff w ith any shoulder injury,not j ust rotator cuff problems. P utting these two things t ogether I have been doing p assive/active assist motion a t about 10 days after rotator c uff surgery to get people b ack to golf and other activit ies faster. Recently,the Journal of B one and Joint Surgery ( JBJS) published a Level one ( the best evidence) study t hat showed that small and m edium tears had good r esults with this protocol. H ealing of the tears was the s ame. Unlike spinal nerves, n erves in the hand and forea rm will regenerate. After a t wo-week delay,they regrow a t the rate of about one inch a month. In severe carpal t unnel,some of the fibers of t he nerve are destroyed and h ave to regrow. T raditionally,this group has h ad a very poor return of s ensation after surgery. Research shows that if a n erve is not delivering information to the brain, the area for analyzing the data transfers to another job. If the data resumes, the brain must be stimulated to send the analyzersback to their original job. This is simpler than it sounds. For example,if your hand is numb,you use your eyes to see and manipulate an object. If the object cannot be seen,such as marbles buried in rice,your brain will look for other sources of information and discover the data from your hand. Using these techniques,we are seeing better-than-predicted results for function in severe carpal tunnel. Most patients get near normal for their age group. Next time,wide awake surgery that even nervous people will love. Dr. Diana D. Carr treats patients at The Hand & Shoulder Specialists offering specialty care close to home with a concentration on healing shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems. She is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Carrs long list of achievements include being the areas only Orthopaedic Surgeon certified as a hand specialist. For more information, visit or call 382-7777. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 24, 2014 Page B5 MILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1/3,24; 00034852 ASSOCIATES IN PROF. MKTING; 3.639"; 7"; Black; fort myers RV show; 00034990 Healthy Living Dear Pharmacist:Im taki ng a prescription drug vers ion of fish oils for my heart a nd cholesterol. I want a p lant-derived option because I m a vegetarian,plus I get fish burp.Are there plantd erived essential fatty acids, o r do you have to get it from f ish? H.B.,Plano,Texas Answer:Fish burp often h appens if you have a defic iency of probiotics and d igestive enzymes,however p eople assume the burp happ ens from rancid oil. Fish o ils arent usually rancid n owadays. They are the gold s tandard supplement for peop le seeking essential fatty a cids. Ive been a fan of essential f atty acids,and fish oil in p articular for many years, h owever,I respect your d esire to find a vegetarian s ource. Depending on the oil,you w ont get as high a concent ration of EPA and DHA f rom a non-fish oil supplem ent,but you will get other b enefits. I personally take p lant-derived essential fatty a cids,and cook with some t oo! I put other oils on my f ace too. Im not fat phobic; I think good fatsare crucial t o feeling well. Oils lube the j oints,and help with regulari ty; they plump the skin and s upport heart health. Here are my favorite oils a nd how you can take them, then you can decide whats right for you. Not all of them have EPA/DHA in them,these are just my personal favorite oils: Coconut oil I love applying this to my skin,and cooking with it. I also put this in my smoothies. Coconut oil helps my brain; its known to support brain health. Chia seed oil I love chia seed oil as a supplement (Chia Omega by Essential Formulas is the newest kid on the block,sold at health food stores nationwide). Chia seed oil provides your body with alpha linolenic acid.Then,your body converts that to some EPA and DHA,which are the two primary ingredients in fish oil. Chia seeds also provide quercetin and antioxidants to support general cellular health. Grape seed oil I love cooking with grape seed oil because it has a mild flavor, so I use it in my pesto sauce recipe,in salad dressings and in place of olive oil. Moringa A superfood used to combat malnutrition for centuries. The name moringameans reddish brownlikely referring to the seed color. One popular brand is made by Organic Indiaand I like this one because they use organic moringa,plus it comes in a powder for my smoothies and softgels for supplementation. Argan oil It comes from a nut,common to Morroco,and its used cosmetically. I use it on my skin for fine lines and elbows/heels. I sometimes spray Morrocoan Oilon my hair for lightweight shine. Flaxseed Oil It provides a natural source of estrogen,which is thought to knock out bad estrogen from your cells. Like chia seed oil,it provides the precursor to EPA and DHA,which translates to protection to the colon,breast,prostate, skin,heart and joints. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Are fish oils your only choice? Good Shepherd Hospice needs volunteersSEBRING Good Shepherd Hospice needs volunteers to support its mission to provide exceptional end-of-life care. Attend a free,90-minute orientation session to learn more about the fulfilling experience of volunteering with Good Shepherd Hospice. Hospice needs volunteers at all levels from providing companionship for a hospice patient to supplying office help to facilitating a childrens grief support group to supporting families at the Somers Hospice House. The organization is in need of specialty and professional volunteers,such as clowns and licensed hairstylists,massage therapists and nail technicians. A volunteer orientation session is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday,Feb. 4 at the Good Shepherd Hospice office,1110 Hammock Road. Volunteers wanting to work with patients and families will receive additional training. All training is free,and volunteers do not need any type of prior experience. Contact Regina Merrick at (863) 551-3943 or email merrickr@chaptershealth.or g for more information or to register.Community outreach events plannedAce Homecare has scheduled the following community outreach events next week: Monday 9 a.m., Music and Motion,Rest Haven (Zolfo Springs); and 10:30 a.m.,health fair, Chatham Point (Wauchula). Tuesday 7:30 a.m., health fair,Lake Josephin e RV Park (Sebring); 10 a.m ., Music and Motion,Change of Pace (Sebring). Thursday 8:30 a.m., Music and Motion,New Concepts (Sebring). All programs are free o f charge and are open to the public. For more information,call ACE Homecare at 385-7058. Comprehensive Homecare Community Outreach Events Monday 1 p.m., Crown Pointe Caregivers Support Group,Sebring. Tuesday 12:30 p.m., Groves of Victoria Park, behind Sebring Diner. Wednesday 1 p.m., Doctors Panel at Tanglewood,off U.S. 27, Sebring. Each site is hosting the events using Comprehensive Homecare and is open to the public. HEALTHSNAPSHOTS Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Common sense vindicated Guest Column Dr. Diana Carr Follow the News-Sun on Special to the News-SunCORAL SPRINGS Cape Kingdom USA,a leading global developer of natural,scientifically-proven,clinically-tested and FDA-approved ancient Buchu herbbased supplements under the Buchulife brand,is sponsoring Celebrate Lake PlacidSaturday. The daylong event starts at 10 a.m. with a Walgreens mural dedication followed by a town celebration,which includes fun activities for the whole family such as clown performances,face painting, live music,balloon art,games,local goods, and free hotdogs. We are happy to support the town of Lake Placid and to partner with Walgreens in providing the community with this family-oriented event,says Stephen Bernhardt, president of Cape Kingdom USA. As an FDA-approved natural product line,Buchulife supplements are known to possess anti-inflammatory,antibacterial, and antifungal properties that provide relief from a variety of conditions such as inflammation,premenstrual cramping, bloating,urinary tract infections,and eczema. Its powerful,potent,and natural line of supplements include InflaActive+(for joint health),FeminineActive+(for female urinary tract infections),and Sport-Active +(for gentle healing support to minor skin mishaps) all available in Walgreens,Sprouts,and leading retail stores nationwide. Walgreens is at 2 U.S. 27 South. For more information about Cape Kingdom USA and Buchulife,visit Cape Kingdom helps celebrate mural


Page B6News-SunWednesday, January 24, 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)1003 West Pine St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship Group. For more information call 453-7679. S e b r i n g C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Josh Knabel (812618-7118), Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h ( D i s c i p l e s o f C h r i s t ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.C H R I S T I A N & M I S S I O N A R Y A L L I A N C E The A l l i a n c e C h u r c h o f S e b r i n g 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C H R I S T I A N S C I E N C E C h r i s t i a n S c i e n c e C h u r c h 154 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lessonsermons.C H U R C H O F B R E T H R E N C h u r c h o f t h e B r e t h r e n 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.C H U R C H O F C H R I S T A v o n P a r k C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. L a k e P l a c i d C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website S e b r i n g P a r k w a y C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. C H U R C H O F G O D C h u r c h o n t h e R i d g e Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.C H U R C H O F N A Z A R E N E F i r s t C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f A v o n P a r k P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. If you need any more information, call 4534851. L a k e P l a c i d C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f L a k e P l a c i d 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pending. Call 4461339. Pastor Tim Taylor.C H U R C H E S O F C H R I S T I N C H R I S T I A N U N I O N C o m m u n i t y B i b l e C h u r c h C h u r c h e s o f C h r i s t i n C h r i s t i a n U n i o n (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP Religion Pearls and Lace theme for Ladies Day SEBRING The Sebring P arkway Church of Christ is holdi ng its annual Ladies Day from 8 :30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,Feb. 2 The theme this year is Pearls a nd Lace.The speaker is Alisa L eonard of Valdosta,Ga. Registration and a continental b reakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. and l unch will be served at noon. The Sebring Parkway church of C hrist is at 3800 Sebring Parkway. F or information,call 385-7443. Sunridge Baptist offers class on writing a memoir SEBRING Sunridge Baptist C hurch is offering a free,one sess ion class on how to write a memo ir. The class will be presented by a ward-winning author Sunny S erafino. The event takes place at 9 :30 a.m. Saturday. Bring pen and paper and find o ut how to save family history. The c lass is easy,fulfilling and fun. The church is at 3704 Valerie Blvd.L.D.S. Sarasota Stake Conference is this weekSARASOTA The Sarasota Stake 2014 Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints will be held in Sarasota at the Stake Center on Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday session will be from 7-9 p.m. Children from 12 years old and up may attend the adult session. The Sunday session will be broadcast via satellite at the Sebring chapel (3235 Grand Prix Drive) from 10 a.m. to noon.First Presbyterian hosts Tailgate PartySEBRING Sad because you dont get to party for your favorite team? Miss going to the tailgate lot hours before game time? Getting tired of watching others have all the fun? Nows the time to make up for all that. The First Presbyterian Church of Sebring is holding a tailgate party from 3-5 p.m. Sunday for everyone and every winning and losing team pro,college,high school or whoever. The church will provide food (brats and sauerkraut,hot dogs, meatballs,beans,chili,mac n cheese,and more),music and decorations. Dress to support your favorite team and school. Find those old pom-poms and pennants. Come ready to celebrate the team you have supported for years. Price is $7 per adult,$4 for age 12 and under. There will also be a bake sale by the youth group. Park in the lot by the church sign on Lakeview Drive. Proceeds are to support the annual church retreat. For information call 3850107. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave.Womens Club host annual saleLAKE PLACID The Womens Club of Saimt James Catholic Church will host its annual Trash and Treasure Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The members will be on hand to welcome friends and the public in the social hall at 3800 Placid View Drive. Snapshots Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Sparta Road Baptist Church will host the Christian Life and Witness course,a four-part study designed to help Christians re-ignite their faith and share it with others. Facilitators for the course will be Evangelist Roger Jaudon and his wife,Dorothy. Interested individuals should send their name, address and phone number, together with a suggested donation of $7 check or money order payable to Sparta Road Baptist Church. This small donation will help offset the expense of the course. Receipt of the name and donation will guarantee a seat, together with the large packet of study materials. Seating is limited. The course will be presented over two evenings beginning promptly at 6 p.m. Monday,Feb. 17 and again on Tuesday,Feb. 18. A light supper will be served each evening between the sessions. There will be two,90minute sessions each evening. This is a serious,in-depth study. Millions of Christians across the country and around th e world have taken the Christian Life and Witness course. Originally developed to train vo lunteer counselors at Billy Graha m Crusades,this fully updated,contemporary edition is widely used today as basic training for many evangelism initiatives and church outreach strategies. This course helps believers grasp the foundational principles of personal fait h, learn how to live an abundant and victorious Christian life,and move from being hearers to doer s. From being spectators in personal evangelism to ready participants. Enroll now for this powerful learning opportunity and leadership. Send your name,address and telephone number,with the suggested donation of $7,to Sparta Road Baptist Church,440 0 Sparta Road,Sebring,FL 33875 Sparta Road Baptist offers Christian Life course Page B6 News-Sun Friday, January 24, 2014


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 24, 2014 Page B7 E P I S C O P A L E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h o f t h e R e d e e m e r A v o n P a r k 910 W. Martin St., Avon Park, FL 33825 (U.S. 27 across from Wells Motor Co.). Rev. Canon George Conger. Sunday services: Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m.; Saturday Bible study at 2:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Come and worship with us; we would love to meet you. Church office, 453-5664; fax, 453-4853. Visit us at our website at redeemeravon Email Call the thrift store for hours open and donation pick up at 664-9668 or 4535664. 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, 8 and 9:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 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. Pastor John A. Bryant. 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 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 Religion By PETER SMITH Pittsburgh Post-GazettePITTSBURGH As a bout two dozen people fini shed their buffet lunches in a basement dining room at T ambellinis restaurant in B ridgeville recently,Ron H andley stood and recounted a life story far more dramati c than the modest series of n otecards he was holding w ould suggest. Handley recently retired a fter decades of work in d irectional drilling for oil, g as,potash and steam. From t he Canadian wilderness to t he Arabian desert to Japan a nd Texas,he was a firsth and witness and participant i n some of the dramatic b reakthroughs in drilling, scooping,steaming and hydraulic fracturing. Such extraction technologies have stoked North Americas oil and gas resurgence and drawn industry veterans like himself to the booming production fields of southwestern Pennsylvania. But Handleys story was more about life direction than drill direction a testimony of how the Alberta, Canada,native repeatedly drifted from and returned to his Christian faith,with plenty of wild living and brushes with death in between,before finally making a firm commitment to Jesus Christ. He seemed to live out the advice of his childhood minister who,seeing him off to college and suspecting what was to come,told him: Love God,and let er rip. He did,though not necessarily in that order. Events happen that bring you back to your faith,he told participants at the monthly meeting of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Oilfield Christian Fellowship,an international organization with roots in Texas that seeks to minister to workers in the sprawling oil and gas industries. ... I have nothing to do but say thanks to the Lord. Thats my story. Its a story that many of his predominantly male listeners could relate to including Pittsburgh-area natives and migrants from the oil-producing Gulf and Plains states. Each monthly meeting features a testimony from someone like. Handley, telling of their experiences in the industry and their spiritual journeys. The members share prayer requests, and their lunch talk is a mix of fellowship and professional networking,including helping job seekers with industry training find work prospects. People know where you are coming fromwithin the fellowship,said Kyle Stewart of Castle Shannon, who works in business development at Rockwater Energy Solutions in Canonsburg,which provides services in hydraulic fracturing and related areas. You have the same struggles. This industry isnt necessarily always easy. The work can involve anything from frequent travel and long-term separation from family to outdoor exposure to extreme conditions. The oilfield is certainly 24/7,said Tom Lopus, chaplain of the Pittsburgh chapter of the fellowship and a permanent deacon in the Roman Catholic Church. Youre always going to have times youre away from family and friends. Its a unique way to connect with other people. The national fellowship was formed in 1991 in Texas and expanded to Oklahoma, Louisiana,North Dakota and other sites experiencing the modern drilling boom. It has reached out to remote man campsin drilling boom areas with such things as mobile chapels. It has distributed thousands of a special-edition Bible called Gods Word for the Oil Patch,which includes testimonies from industry workers. The fellowship reflects th e strong evangelical flavor of the Southern states that hav e long been the base for the o il and gas industry. Christian fellowship ministers to oil, gas workers


Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID A special Missions Sunday will be celebrated Sunday at Memorial United Methodist Church. At both morning services,foreign and home missions that the church supports will be represented,either by the missionaries themselves or by their representatives. At 9:30 a.m. there will be an opportunity to speak personally with these missionaries in Rob Reynolds Hall next to the Sanctuary, and to see pictures and information about each one in the booths they have prepared in this Missions Fair. Freeman and Shelly Nettles and family,serving the Lord in Haiti with Youth With A Mission, will be represented at the Missions Fair by Freeman Nettlesbrother,Ralph. Other mission reports will be given in behalf of:Ray and Lidia Zirkel in Costa Rica,Homeless and Orphan Outreach in the Dominican Republic,Youth for Christ in Highlands County,Lakeview Christian (Primary and Middle) School. The general public is invited to any or all of these mission meetings. Memorial United Methodist Church is at 500 Kent Ave.,two blocks east of the tower of the town. Child care and childrens classes and activities are available during both of the morning services. Call 463-2422 for information. Over the last two weeks, w e have been discussing f aith and works. We have l earned that there are two t ypes of faith:a living faith a nd a dead faith. The last h alf of James 2 describes a f aith accompanied by works a s a living faith. However, v erses 17 and 26 of the same c hapter define a faith witho ut works as dead. Neither faith nor works is m ore important than the o ther. They are simply two p arts of Gods plan for us to l ive righteous and godly l ives so that we may obtain a n eternal life in Heaven w ith Him. Despite many in t he religious world who t each otherwise,the Bible is c lear:a living faith will prod uce life; a dead faith will p roduce death. Galatians 5:6 p uts this concept into comp lete clarity when it records t hat what really matters is faith working through l ove. This brings us to a story a bout Jesus recorded in M ark 2. Verses 1-5 read, When He had come back to C apernaum several days a fterward,it was heard that H e was at home. And many w ere gathered together,so that there was no longer room,not even near the door; and He was speaking the word to them. And they came, bringing to Him a paralytic,carried by four men. Being unable to get to Him because of the crowd,they removed the roof above Him; and when they had dug an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic was lying. And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, Son,your sins are forgiven.In this account,we see four men who loved a crippled man very much. Their belief that Jesus could heal their friend was so strong that they went to great lengths to bring him into the presence of the Son of God. Not only did Jesus forgive the sins of the paralytic,but later,in verses 11 and 12, Jesus said,I say to you,get up,pick up your pallet and go home. And he got up and immediately picked up the pallet and went out in the sight of everyone,so that they were all amazed and were glorifying God,saying, We have never seen anything like this. One of the greatest lessons found in this story is in verse 5 where Jesus saw the faith of the four men. But, how can faith be seen? A dead faith,which consists only of the mental belief in someone or something,cannot be seen. However,a living faith,which consists of belief put into action,can be seen. When Jesus saw the faith of those four men,he rewarded that faith by healing their friend. Although many will say that faith alone or works alone is all that is necessary to be saved,God through His inspired word teaches something different. The conclusion of the matter is this:But someone may well say,You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works,and I will show you my faith by my works.(James 2:18) Do it Gods way:Believe, obey,and show your faith! Kevin's Komments is written by Kevin Patterson and presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway. A von Park Christian Church Avon Park AVON PARK Pastor Greg Ratliff w ill preach from Proverbs 15:13 on S unday. The sermon is True H appinesswith the theme being Living Jesus with a Smile. Wednesday evening will be a p otluck dinner at 6 p.m. If one needs a ride,contact the church in advance. Avon Park Christian Church is at 1 016 W. Camphor (behind the Wells F argo Bank). Call 453-5334 or email a with any q uestions or to request information. T he church website is www.avonp Christ Lutheran Church LCMS AVON PARK Pastor Scott M cLean will preach a sermon titled Theres No Lid on This Light. The church is at 1320 County R oad 64,east of the Avon Park High S chool past the four-way stop sign. F or more information call 471-2663 o r search online at christluthera Christian Science Church SEBRING The lesson sermon on S unday morning is titled Truth. T he key note is from Psalms 1 19:151,Thou art near,O Lord; and a ll thy commandments are truth. The church is at 154 N. Franklin S t. Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. D owning will bring the message t itled All Things Newat the S unday morning service. The W ednesday night Bible study is the G ospel of John. Church of the Brethren SEBRING On Sunday,Pastor D avid Smalley will preach from Acts 9 :1-9. The title of his sermon will be Encounter Christ with Fasting. The theme for Sundays Bible s tudy will be Out of Egyptfrom P salm 73. For information,call 385-1597.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the sermon,Wounded Yet Wonderfulfrom Matthew 4:125:12 during the service Sunday morning. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Sunday thechurchcelebratesThird Sundayafter Epiphany.GuestPastor Tony Doucheswill deliver hissermon titledSo Hows It Going So Far? Friday morning is a new study group,Malachi:A Love That Never Lets Go,by Lisa Harper. This is an eight-week study starting today. L.I.F.T. Ladies In Faith/Fellowship Togethers study is calledHonest to God:Real Questions Christians Ask. Friday,Jan.31 the groupwill studyGod is Realfrom Psalm 19:1-14. God has given us ways to know Him. Se dictaran clases de Biblia enEspaol comenzndo el Domingo 19 de Enero del 2014 y continuando todos los Domingos.Desde las 9:15 am a las 10:30 am. Thursday is the second of 11 weeks of Beth Moores study, David:Seeking a Heart Like His.Faith Baptist ChurchLAKE PLACID Sunday,Pastor Bill Cole will preach The Chooser from the book of Romans. Sunday evening,he will preach Sheep" from the Gospel of John. To listen to Faith Baptist Sunday morning sermons or for more information about the church,visit the website at or call the church office at 465-0060.First Baptist ChurchAVON PARK Rev. Jon Beck will preach from James 3:1-12. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information call 453-6681 or email Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SERING Sundays message by Rev. Ron Norton is from Philippians 2:1-7,Imitating Christs Humility. Greeting the congregation will be Peggy Plymers. Deacons serving will be Carol Chandler,Franny Goff, Sandra Laufer and Marla Null. Elders at the communion table will be Teresa Williams and Howard Lewis. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. For information,call 385-0352.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Rev. Darrell A. Peers sermon on Sunday will be Keep Your Eyes on the Lord. A tailgate party and bake sale fundraiser is planned for 3 p.m. in the grassy parking lot on Lakeview Drive. Cost is $7 per person,$4 for children 12 and under. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 385-0107 for information.First Presbyterian Church Avon ParkSEBRING On Sunday,Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is titled The Power of the Tongue,based on selected verses from Proverbs. Special music will be Gene McEndree singing The Lords Prayer. The adult Sunday school theme this quarter is the Gospel of Matthew. Sundays lesson is titled Seeking Gods Kingdom and His Righteousnessbased on Matthew 6:1-34. On Wednesday,Johnson will lead Bible study from the book What is Spiritual Warfare?. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrand Street). For information,call 4533242 or check the website, Find the church on the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce website, Click on the Chamber for Goodlogo or tab.First United Methodist Church of Sebring SEBRING Pastor John A. Bryant will bring the message Have Faith, Love God,Enjoy Life!with scripture taken from 1 John 4:7-12. Wednesday night fellowship dinner and Bible study resumes in the Family Life Center. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Call the church office for information at 385-5184.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING Sundays sermon series continues with What Makes A Great Church. The Tuesday Home Bible Study is the series Messiah:Shadow to Image. Call 658-2534 for more information and directions. The church meets at 200 Lark Ave.,Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. For information,call 385-1671.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be Making a Differencewith scripture from I Thessalonians 2:7-12. The service will include music by Robert Whitman,and Mary VanHooreweghe and Flossi Moore. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Memorial United Methodist Church is celebrating Missions Sunday. Memorial supports six missions. Locally the church members support Lakeview Christian School,Lake Placid Christian School,and Youth for Christ. Internationally the supported missions are the Nettles Family in Haiti,Homeless and Orphan Outreach,Inc. (H.O.O.I.) in the Dominican Republic,and the Zirkel family in Costa Rica. Speakers from each will give updates on their work at both worship services. Representatives from all of them wi ll be available from 9:30 to 10:30am in Rob Reynolds Hall with displays from each of their missions and available for questions. Breakfaststyle refreshments will be served du ring this time of fellowship. Memorial is behind the tower at 500 Kent Ave. Call 465-2422 for more information. New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING On Sunday,Pastor Gary Kindles sermon is titled Jesus Begins His Ministrybased on Matthew 4:12-25. The churchs present location is The Morris Chapel,307 S. Commerce Ave. For more information,call 835-2405.New Life Evangelical Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Pastor Luke John Willitz will preach Sunday on Jesus, the Light,Shines in the Darkness from Isaiah 9:1-4. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS/WELS) is at 3725 Hammock Road.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING Sundays Bible lesson,Instruction on True Wealth,is taken from Luke 16. A representative from Gideons International will share with the congregation during the worship service. The Sunday evening service will be the end-of-the-month sing,followed by fellowship time. The church is at 3267 Country H ill Road. For information,call 3823552.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday,Pastor Ronald De Genaro Jr.s message will be Our Coming King!Biblical reference is from Isaiah 9:1-4. Page B8 News-SunFriday, January 24, 2014 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 00034848 BROWN, JEN; 3.639"; 2"; Black; tv incl; 00034857 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; main a jan ads; 00034866 Religion Is your faith seen by others? Kevins Komments Kevin Patterson Nettles featured at Missions Fair Courtesy pho to The family of Freeman and Shelly Nettles are serving in Haiti with Youth With A Mission and will be represented at the Jan. 26 Missions Fair at Memorial United Methodist Church.


By TAMMY WEBBER and DON BABWIN Associated PressCHICAGO Victims of c hildhood sexual abuse by p riests vowed to keep pushi ng for more information on h ow allegations were hand led by the Archdiocese of C hicago and other Catholic o rders,and are encouraging o ther victims to come forw ard. More than 6,000 pages of i nternal church documents p osted online Tuesday by a ttorneys showed how offic ials at the highest level of t he nations third-largest a rchdiocese tried to contain t he scandal,including by m oving accused priests from p arish to parish while hiding t heir histories from the publ ic. But the documents, released through settlements between attorneys for the archdiocese and victims, cover only 30 of the at least 65 clergy members for whom the archdiocese says it has substantiated claims of child abuse. St. Paul,Minn.,attorney Jeff Anderson said he will push for documents involving the other 35 archdiocese priests. This is a great step,but what is settled is far from what were shooting for, Anderson said Tuesday at a news conference. Archdiocese officials have said theyll review and develop a process to release documents on those 35 other cases. Angel Santiago,who was abused in the 1980s by one of the 30 priests singled out in the documents,said the files represent a lot for us survivors. For some of us it will be answers,for some of us it will be peace of mind ... for all of us,its a start. Santiago said he kept silent about the abuse because he feared his father would lose his job as a handyman at the church. When Santiago stopped visiting the priest or attending Mass,his father was fired by the priest,he said. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 24, 2014 Page B9 MCKINNEY SEWING; 3.639"; 8"; Black; 1/19,22,24; 00035209 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 1/24/14; 00035311 Religion Courtesy photo T he Calvary Quartet is the opening act in Maranatha Baptist Churchs Winter Concert Series. They will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The first conc ert in the Maranatha Baptist C hurch Winter Concert s eries will be at 7 p.m. F riday,Jan. 31 and will feat ure the Calvary Quartet f rom Simpsonville,S.C. The group was organized b y Terry Snow in 1997 to p rovide special music for t heir home church. By popul ar request,the group recorde d the songs they sang for special music. That recording led to opportunities to sing in other churches and in 2000 the traveling ministry of The Calvary Quartet began. Today they travel 32 weekends per year,and their music is heard on Christian radio stations across the United States and abroad. Future winter concerts will feature Todd Donovan, baritone soloist on Feb. 14, and Eduard Klassen playing the Paraguayan Harp on March 14. The Maranatha congregation extends a cordial welcome to friends from the community to share in these concerts. The church is in Maranatha Village off Arbuckle Creek Road,two miles east of State Road 17 North. For more information,call 382-4301 or 3628594. Calvary Quartet plays at Maranatha Baptist Church Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Dr. R. Stephen Gober,vice president of Asbury Seminarys Florida Dunnam Campus in Orlando,will speak at the Avon Park Holiness Camp at 7 p.m. Friday,Jan. 24. Gober teaches in the area of Spiritual Formation. He has served with Asbury Seminarysince May 2010. Before joining the Asbury Seminary administration,Gober and his wife Karoline ministered for 17 years as missionaries with the Methodist Church of Costa Rica. He worked primarily with the Methodist Seminary as a professor, administrator,and during the last eight years as president of the Methodist Seminary. He received a bachelors degree in Christian Ministries from Asbury University,1984; a masters degree from Asbury Theological Seminary,1993; and a doctorate Ministries degree from Asbury Theological Seminary,2010. Gober is committed to promoting spiritual transformation and renewal in the life of individuals and in the church by connecting Asbury Seminary faculty and students as well as church leaders and laity to Gods Global Mission. The Gobers have two children. As a family,they regularly lead mission trips to Costa Rica,which continue to support the development of leaders and the life of the Methodist Church and Seminary of Costa Rica. The 75th Annual Avon Park Holiness Camp Meeting will be held Jan. 30-Feb. 9. Bible study is at 9:15 a.m. and services are 10:30 a.m.,and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Keynote evangelist on Thursday will be Dr. Tom Hermiz,general superintendent,The Churches of Christ in Christian Union and president of Global Wesleyan Alliance, Circleville,Ohio. Other evangelists are Rev. David Engbrecht,senior pastor, Nappanee Missionary Church,Nappanee,Ind.; and Rev. Dave Gallimore, evangelist,Church of the Nazarene,Eatonton,Ga. Bible teacher is Dr. David Case,professor and chair of Christian Ministries,Ohio Christian University, Circleville,Ohio. Musicians are Burt Kettinger,song leader; Da n Greer,organist; and Evely n Smiley,pianist. Plans are being made to mark 75 years of service and blessings at the Avon Park Holiness Camp,said Rev. Dean Gilkerson,Camp president. We are praying for our camp family that w e might be found faithful in continuing this great ministry in the future. May Holiness Unto the Lordb e our standard for the future of our Camp meetings and our lives. Missionary Day will be Monday,Feb. 3. Missionaries Matthew and Joy Burke,Uganda and Ligia Mejia,South Americ a representing World Gospel Mission and Matt and Stacey Ayers,Haiti and Kris and Sarah Kappler, Central Asia representing One Mission Society will share in the services. The camp is at 1001 W. Lake Isis Road,(across from Walmart and U.S. 27). Call the Camp office at 453-6831,or visit Gober to speak at Holiness Camp Chicago priest sex abuse victims demand more files rf ntbtt r fnt ft trn bf n r fft tt tt tt t 7 24fttf ttttf


Page B10 News-SunFriday, January 24, 2014 ST. CATHERINE SCHOOL; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1/19,22,24; 00035219 HIGHLANDS LITTLE THEATRE PP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1/22,24; 00035286 LAKE PLACID Queen Peggy Sue Teague held a brief meeting in the clubhouse for the Red Hatters on Jan. 9 and 33 paid their dues before they went to the Olive Garden for their luncheon. We all had a great time. Sunday evening was the Military Soup and Sandwich Meal,which is chaired by Joan Rau. Tickets were sold in advance and 120 were present for the meal. The soups,ham and beans,and the chicken noodle were so good along with the hotdogs. Monday morning coffee was handled by Dick and Lois Hawley and Bob and Sue Heil. The coffee was good and so were the treats. Luetta Kiger was the emcee this morning. She asked for returnees. We were glad to hear from George and Barbara Morse,Barbara Sweed,and Ray Manley. Kitty and Jim Quartiers grandson is visiting them. There were new residents in the park this morning and they introduced themselves: Jan and Wendel Hanmson from Fosston,Minn.,that live on Bellewood Court, and Bonnie Young from Pickerel,Wis.,and she lives on Beaver Run Street. The Sunshine Lady,Carol Noel,had thinking of You cards out for us to sign this morning for the following: Betty Post,Glenn Horten, Evelyn Guiney and Phyllis Herritt. Richard Lyke, Sandra Browns brother, passed away. No one was present for a birthday and the only wedding anniversary that was present was Charlie and Toni Price. Would you believe 72 years? We all sang Happy Anniversaryto them as Marilyn Cromer played the piano. Rick Knoche announced that the 48th annual Lake Placid Arts and Crafts Country Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,Feb. 1 and 2. We always have people from the park participating and the fair is interesting if you enter or not. So go to the Country Fair and enjoy the food and seeing all the exhibits. If youre new in the park, you probably dont realize that we have fresh fruits and vegetables and eggs delivered to the park each Wednesday morning. The little red barn appears at 10:15 a.m. and stays until noon on Bearwood Street. It comes from McCracken Farms. There are three big dates still coming up this month: the Western and Country Dance on Jan. 25 with the music by Frank E. from 7-10 p.m.; the free Nu-Hope movie,Grumpy Old Men, at 3 p.m. Jan. 26 with donations going to Senior Elder Care Service in this region; and the carry-in dinner on Jan. 30,which means a dish to pass and also your own table setting. Please come and have a friendly family dinner. Ladies Coffee on Jan. 14: Carolyn Reece and Marilyn Cromer made the coffee an d Marilyn led the meeting. W e had new residents present this morning:Mary Mische r, from Fort Recovery,Ohio and Lena Bowman from Thornville,Ohio. We are happy to hear that Bonnie Allen,a former resident,w ill be coming back and spending some time with us. The Sweet Adelines,the Heart of Highland Show Chorus is putting on a show on Feb. 15 at South Florida State College Performing Arts Center. We are proud of the fact that we always hav e someone from this park singing in that amazing group. There was a real nice noo n carry-in lunch on Jan. 14 with 30 residents. Fred Foland said the grace. Its a low key,fun get-together. The Singles Group has a meeting each month and an activity. This month they went to the Golden Corral for an early dinner on Jan. 15. This group may be sma ll, but they enjoyed themselves. The saying,If you want a friend,be a friend,is so true. This column is a regular feature of the Friends and Neighbors page that is included in Wednesdays News-Sun. It was inadvertently missed this week. Friends & Neighbors Tropical Harbor Estates By Arlene Clouston By JOAN LOWY Associated PressWASHINGTON Child c ar seats would for the first t ime have to protect child ren from death and injury i n side-impact crashes u nder regulations the gove rnment proposed W ednesday. The proposal by the N ational Highway Traffic S afety Administration w ould upgrade standards f or child seats for children w eighing up to 40 pounds t o include a new test that s imulates a side crash. The a gency estimates the stand ards will prevent the d eaths of about five child ren and injuries to 64 othe rs each year. Car seats are an essent ial tool for keeping young c hildren safe in vehicles, a nd they have a proven t rack record of saving l ives,NHTSA Acting A dministrator David F riedman told a gathering o f automotive engineers. Under the proposal,the n ew tests will simulate a T-bonecrash,where the f ront of a vehicle traveling 3 0 mph strikes the side of a s mall passenger vehicle t raveling at 15 mph. N HTSAs research has s hown these speeds will c over over 90 percent of the s ide-impact crashes seen in t he real world,Friedman s aid. The tests will position t he car seat on a sled,with a nother sled ramming the s ide of the sled with the s eat,rather than using actua l vehicles since the aim i snt to test the crash wort hiness of specific vehicles, N HTSA officials said. Research shows that many child deaths and injuries in side-impact crashes involve a car carrying children that is stopped at an intersection,usually at a light or stop sign,officials said. When the car begins to accelerate to go through the intersection,it is struck in the side by a vehicle traveling at a higher rate of speed on the cross street. The side-impact test the first of its kind simulates both the acceleration of the struck vehicle and the vehicles door crushing inward toward the car seat. Besides using a 12-monthold child dummy already approved under NHTSA standards,the proposed test will also utilize a to-bedeveloped side-impact dummy representing a 3year-old child. As a father of two,I know the peace of mind this proposed test will give parents,Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement. The test will give parents and carseat makers important new data on how car seats perform in side crashes. Congress and safety advocates have long urged NHTSA to adopt tougher standards for car seats to protect against side-impact crashes. Tired of waiting, Congress passed a transportation law in 2012 requiring that the agency issue new regulations by later this year. But NHTSA engineers have been working on improving side-crash standards since long before the congressional mandate, Friedman noted. He said he expects NHTSA to be the first government safety agency in the world to adopt standards protecting children from side crashes. The type of crash the agency plans to simulate is very complicated,he said. It is important the agency make sure we got this rule making right,he said. Safety advocates were overjoyed. I think this is terrific, said Joan Claybrook,who was the NHTSA administrator during the Carter administration and later president of Public Citizen. She noted that todays passenger vehicles have eight air bags,in part to protect adults from side-impact crashes. We have an absolute moral obligation to protect children as well, she said. NHTSAs estimates of the number of lives that will be saved and injuries prevented by the proposed standards are very,very conservative,Claybrook said. Some manufacturers are already taking steps to improve the protection afforded by their car seats in side-impact crashes. The Dorel Juvenile Group,the worlds largest car-seat maker,has been incorporating small,already-inflated air bags into some of their models to protect childrens heads from injury in sideimpact crashes since 2009, said Julie Vallese,a spokeswoman for the Columbus, Ind.,company. Another impact-absorbing technology derived from protections found in Indy race cars is built into the sides of the chairs,she said. New rules sought to make child car seats safer


Dear Abby:My boyfriend, Chad,proposed two m onths ago,but he d idnt ask my pare nts for my hand in m arriage. My pare nts are upset about i t. When I realized t hat Chad hadnt g one to them,I a sked him why. He s aid he was followi ng what his father had done proposing first and then s peaking to the parents. But C had still hasnt done it. In f act,he has yet to be around t hem at all. How do I get my b oyfriend to speak to my p arents? They are no longer a s angry as they were,but t hey still would like to talk t o him. I spend lots of time w ith Chads family,but I c ant get him to even go to l unch with mine. Dad said that if Chad d oesnt clear the air with h im,he may not bother s howing up at our wedding! W hat do I do,Abby? F iancee in a Fix Dear Fiancee:You appear t o be quite young. If I were y ou,I would take a step b ackward and see this from y our parentspoint of view. I t appears that Chad wasnt e ntirely honest with you w hen he gave his reason for n ot talking to them. Could h e be intimidated? When a daughter marries, m ost parents want to know s omething about the young m an not only where he has b een,but also what are his p lans for the future,includi ng where the two of you w ill be living and whether he h as a job. That Chad is hidi ng from them isnt a good s ign. When most couples become engaged,the parents of the bride and groom usually get together and start to form a relationship. If your father hasnt met your fiance,it makes it harder for your parents to reach out to his. When the in-laws are friendly,it makes for a more harmonious marriage. As it stands,it appears Chad is not interested in having any relationship with your family. Frankly,I cant blame your father for being upset about it. Dear Abby:My wife and I disagree on whether to tell our kids and friends how we met. When my wife and I met,she was underage. She was 16 and I was 21. We fell in love; it was true love. We have been together for 24 years. We have two beautiful children and have made a wonderful life together. I love her as much today as the first time I met her. How should we answer people when they ask about how we met and fell in love? I know it was wrong and against the law. Mike in California Dear Mike:You do not have to quote chapter and verse when someone asks a question. In a case like yours,you could say that you met when you were both quite young without going into the specifics. For a 21-year-old to see a 16-year-old girl is not against the law,as long as her parents approve and they are not having sex. The laws regarding statutory rape were enacted to prevent predators from preying on minors. Dear Abby:When I buy a sweater I usually get an extra button in a little clear baggie attached to the garment. Today,I bought a sweater with a piece of matching thread in the tiny plastic bag. Why do manufacturers insist on adding something to every article of clothing even if it is just a piece of thread? Inquisitive in Illinois Dear Inquisitive:The thread is provided in case the garment needs to be rewoven in the event you get a hole in it or a tear. Its a courtesy to the customer,so stop looking a gift horse in the mouth. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in What Every Teen Should Know. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 24, 2014 Page B11 Diversions/Puzzles Solution,B 8 Not asking for brides hand is poor first step for groom Dear Abby By JESSICA HERNDON AP Film WriterJoining the ranks of oddc ouple police comedies, Ride Alongdelivers laughs o ver action,with loudm outhed funnyman Kevin H art driving the hilarity. Stepping into the role of r apper-turned-actor Ice C ube's sidekick in this b uddy-cop farce,Hart had a l ot to live up to. Cube (real n ame OShea Jackson) and C hris Tucker were classic q uipsters in the 1995 potc omedy Fridaythat started i t all,and when then-newc omer Mike Epps dropped in o n the sequel,his chemistry w ith Cube led to a third film. The formula is always the s ame:Cube,who is levelh eaded for the most part, g ets into trouble with his r idiculous sidekick. Ride A longis no different,and t hats OK. Its a blueprint w eve come to rely on for n early 20 years. With roots in stand-up, H art continues to make a s uccessful transition from s tage to screen,with three f ilms released in the past y ear and five scheduled t hrough 2015. In Ride Along,Harts r apid banter comes off natur ally,as if hes always i mprovising. Cubes no-nons ense approach,punctuated b y his steady straight-face, o ffers an ideal contrast. Ben (Hart),who has just b een accepted into the A tlanta police academy,is r eady to ask his girlfriend A ngela (Tika Sumpter) to m arry him. But first,hes d etermined to get the a pproval of her older brother,James (Cube),an Atlanta police officer. But at 5 feet, 4 inches tall,Ben is far from Jamesbiggest fan. Hed pictured his sister with a brawny athlete,not the mascot,he says. In order to prove hes worthy of asking for Angelas hand,Ben must accompany James on a 24hour patrol of Atlanta. Unfortunately,Ben doesnt do a great job of being tough or discrete. He likens police work to his Call of Dutyvideo gaming and calls Angela bouncy butt after telling her,You make me think of rainbows because we both love colors. Its one of many absurdly funny lines Hart delivers while trying to prove himself to James. And their exchange,reminiscent of smooth-talking Will Smith and the foolish Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys,is consistently amusing. When James requests a day of Code 126cases, cop lingo for an annoying situation,Ben is put to the test as he attempts to get a crew of loitering bikers away from a storefront and put a drunken grocery store customer in custody. Though primarily a flunky in any physical task he can't even shoot a shotgun without its recoil hurling him backward Ben uncovers a number of clues throughout the day,helping James with his hunt for the ruthless and allusive Atlanta kingpin Omar. Despite failing all of Jamestests,Ben refuses to bow down and accuses James of having trust issues. Thats why you dont have a partner,he says,foreshadowing a sequel. After fellow officers (played by John Leguizamo and Bryan Callen) set up James during a supposed bust,Ben comes to his rescue,which wins him big points with James. This predictable Training Day-goes-slapstick romp, directed by Tim Story ("Think Like a Man"),is far from innovative and reaches an "oh,lord" level when Cube says a few of his signature lyrics,including "Today was a good day" from his 1992 album "The Predator." But since the whole film is full of camp down to James' black muscle car and the police captain who won't get off his back moments like these don't feel out of place and Cube and Hart are a welcomed new pair. Ride Along, a Universal release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for sequences of violence, sexual content and brief strong language.tioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Follow Jessica Herndon on Twitter at: Courtesy Quantrell Colbert/MCT Angela (Tika Sumpter, left) and Ben (Kevin Hart) have a heart-to-heart in Ride Along. Ride Along offers laughs along the way Movie Review Ride Along Rating: PG-13 Running time: 100 minutes Review: (of 4)


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