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AvonPark 800WestMainSt. 863.453.6000LocallyOwned,CommunityMindedLakePlacid 600U.S.Hwy27N. 863.699.1300Sebring320U.S.Hwy27N. 863.386.1300 Member FDIC NMLS# 532532 HEARTLANDCOMMERCIALLENDINGTEAM rfnfr tb nfnf brt rfrf ft rffrf bnfft rffrf 3076724 NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192775 Primary is Tuesday Pro les of school board candidates7A 8AAvon Park ... 34 Tenoroc ........ 6 VOL. 95 NO. 98 Hot with a few showers, mainly later High 95 Low 76 Details on B14Business ..................... B4 Classi ed .................... B9 Dear Abby ..................... B2 Horoscope .................... B2 Obituaries .................. A6 Lottery Numbers .......... A2 Puzzles ......................... B2 Sports on TV ............... A12 Viewpoints .................... A5 www.newssun.comSunday, August 24, 2014Fla. Hospital unveils new Tele-ICUA3 An Edition of the Sun newssun thenewssun BY BARRY FOSTER NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT SEBRING Highlands County Health Department ofcials are reporting the rst local case of Chikungunya fever. Reportedly, the unnamed 67-year-old Lake Placid man contracted the mosquitoborne disease on a recent trip to the Dominican Republic. Hes already recovered, said Health Department Epidemiology Manager Patrick Local Chikungunya fever case reported MetroTransmitted by mosquitoes, Chikungunya fever is not usually fatal, but is still a dangerous disease. Lake Placid man already recovered after getting disease in Dominican Republic BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING Sheriffs deputies busted two separate grow house operations Thursday approximately a mile apart in the Payne Road area of Sebring. Both Adalberto Castillo, 45, of 9805 Payne Road, and Dario Santos-Diaz, 50, of 4000 Eiland Drive, have been charged with altering or tampering with utility equipment, possession of marijuana with intent to manufacture or deliver, possession of more than 20 grams of the drug, possession of 25 pounds or 300 or more plants of marjuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and owning or renting a structure where drugs were manufactured. The two houses were approximately 1.5 miles away from each other and were raided, one after the other, on the same afternoon. The rst house raided was Castillos on Payne Road. Its listed as co-owned by Rosa Rivero BY BARRY FOSTER NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT SEBRING Linda Crowder usually gets Mondays off, however, tomorrow will be a bit different for the visionary who helped to create the Childrens Museum of the Highlands. Monday has been declared Linda Crowder Appreciation Day. The proclamation was made last Tuesday night at the Sebring City Council meeting. The longtime director will be stepping down as the head of the facility on North Ridgewood Drive in Sebring. There will be a reception honoring Crowder at the museum from 4-7 p.m. Monday. Linda Crowder Appreciation Day is Monday Katara Simmons/News-SunLinda Crowder built the Childrens Museum of the Highlands from the ground up. She is retiring this year, and a reception is planned for Monday to help mark Linda Crowder Appreciation Day. BY BARRY FOSTER NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT SEBRING A request by Push Events Productions to continue staging downtown events was tabled Tuesday night when Sebring City Council members balked at a request by organizers Casey Wohl and Lora Todd for a nearly $20,000 paycheck for administrating the festivals. The pair gave a presentation outlining how they had enhanced a number of existing downtown events and had created one other. They also outlined a ve-event proposal for the upcoming year revolving around the annual Carousel of Lights, the Roaring s and Independence Day celebrations as well as reprising their inaugural Girls Gone Wine event and creating an Armadillo Festival. The Armadillo Fest was to have made its debut Push proposal pushed back by councilDeputies bust two grow houses in one day CASTILLO SANTOSDIAZHouses were 1.5 miles apart BY ROMONA WASHINGTON EXECUTIVE EDITOR AVON PARK If youre on social media of any sort, or have seen the evening news, youve most likely witnessed people take the ice bucket challenge. Thursday afternoon, the employees at Hicks Oil Company accepted that challenge in loving memory of their boss, the late Clyde Hicks. Hicks died June 27, 2013 after a long battle with Amyotrophic Latersal Schlerosis (Lou Gehrigs Disease). He was 66.The cold realities of ALS are nothing new to one local family Romona Washington/News-SunLisa Waggoner, daughter of the late Clyde Hicks, doesnt get just one bucket of ice water dumped on her. She gets the help of several Hicks Oil Company employees, friends and family in making sure she gets soaked. Romona Washington/News-SunTom Waggoner, father-in-law of Lisa Waggoner, takes the ice bucket challenge in memory of the late Clyde Hicks.A personal challenge SEE PUSH | A9SEE FEVER | A9SEE BUST | A9SEE DAY | A6SEE ALS | A10City honoring retiring Childrens Museum founder Okeechobee ...34 Lake Placid ... 6 Sebring Mulberrycanceled (weather) DETAILS IN SPORTS, A11 HeartlandNational Bankas 6(erreconce tom.


A2 | NEWSSS U nN | SS unday, August 24, 2014 Habitat for Humanity offering ramps for veteransSEBRING Highlands County Habitat for Humanity has been awarded a grant from The H ome D epot Foundation through its Community Impact Grants Program to build handicapped ramps for local dis abled veterans. Habitat is accepting applications for local disabled v eter ans who are in need of safe accessibility in and out of their home A pplicants must live in Avon Park, Lake Placid, or Sebring. Eligibility is dened as a resident living in a home in Highlands County, and who has served in the U.S. mili tary. Furthermore, applicants must have received an honorable or gener al dischar ge and are either wounded warriors or disabled v eter ans and are of low to moderate income. Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications through Sept. 15. A dditionally Highlands County Habitat for Humanity is seeking community volunteers who wish to participate in the construction of the ramps. Please con tact Sarah Pallone, M onday -Friday, at 863385-7156 for application or for additional infor mation.AARP Smart Driver Class setSEBRING AARP will offer its Smart Driver Program class from 9 / a.m. to 3:30 / p.m. W ednesday. Complete this class in one day (six hours). There will be no driv ing nor written test. P ar ticipants may get a possible discount on their car insurance, good for three years. The class will be offered at Heacock I nsur ance, 1105 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. To register, call Alfred Nolton at 863-385-4713.Orchid Society meets MondaySEBRING Orchid Society of Highlands County will hold its monthly meeting at 7 / p .m. Monday at the Jack R. Stroup Civic Center at 355 W. Center Ave. This months special meeting is the annual silent auction. Whether you are just getting started with orchids, or looking to add to your collection, this is the place to be. Members will be donating the plants that will be bid on that night. Light refreshments will be served during the meeting .and the general public is wel come to attend. M embers will be on hand to answer most questions about orchids. For information, call 863-664-9268.McIntyre to speak to Downtown Sebring CRASEBRING The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will host its monthly Whats Up Downtown Sebring? meeting at 5:30 / p .m. Tuesday at Dees Place Restaurant (138 N. Ridgewood Drive). The speaker will be the Honorable C. Raymond McIntyre, Highlands County Property Appraiser, who will discuss the changing markets in the properties with in the CRA District, as well as tr ends within the county, historical trends of the CRA D istr ict market and property values within the CRA. These monthly Whats Up Do wnto wn? meetings are open to the public. The meetings are to discuss ev ents and happening within the Downtown Sebring area. Seminar to explain new business on tapAVON PARK Youve got the idea for a new business. Now you need to know how to get on your way. Starting Your Business teaches all the essentials from how to determine fea sibility and legal structure to the type of license you will need. This free seminar is customized for startups in Highlands, DeSoto and Hardee and counties and is presented by the Small Business Development Center at USF. The seminar will be from 2-4:30 / p .m. Wednesday in Corporate and Community Education Room T20 at South Florida State College at Avon Park. The seminar will be presented by David Noel, certied busi ness analyst with the F lor ida SBDC. Seating is limited, so call Noel at 863-7847378 to reserve a seat. Noel can also be contacted at davidnoel@ Istokpoga Aquatic Plant Management to meetSEBRING The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have scheduled a meeting for 10 / a.m. Thursday to discuss aquatic plant management on Lake Istokpoga. The meeting location is the HL Bishop Park Clubhouse, 10 Lake June Clubhouse Road. The public is invit ed to attend and provide input and ask any questions they may hav e.Bunco takes a break at Shrine clubAVON PARK Bunco at the Highlands Shrine Club has been cancelled on Tuesday due to Election Day. 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Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285. Pe riodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional entry ofce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the News-Sun, which is an afliate of Sun Coast Media Group. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and ma y be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster : Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870.C ommiOMMI T mM E NT T oO accACC U racRAC YThe News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its ne ws stories. If you belie ve we have made an error, call the newsroom at (863) 385-6155, ext. 516. If you ha ve a question or comment about coverage, write to Scott Dressel, editor, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; email; or call (863) 385-6155.O fficFFIC E Location: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Phone: (863) 385-6155 Main F ax: (863) 385-1954SU bscripBSCRIP T ioIO N raRA T E sS Home 12 mos. Tax Total $72.22 $5.06 $77.28 In Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $107.24 $7.51 $114.75 Out of Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $122.41 $8.57 $130.98 Your ne wspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any publi cation date, please phone the circu lation department at 863-385-6155 before 10 a.m. on W ednesda y and Friday, and before 11 a.m. Sunday. A replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us af ter said times will be issued an account credit. 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Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date.O biBI TU ariARI E sS A NN D ANN oO U N cC E mM ENT sS Email all obituaries and death notices to Email all other announcements to editor@newssun.comP lacLAC E aA C lassifiLA SSIFI E dD A dD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F (863) 385-6155, ext. 505 or (863) 314-9876R ETET AIL A dD VE rR T isiIS I NGMitch Collins, 863-386-5626 Vickie Watson, 863-386-5631 Terri Lee, 863-386-5628 Nix Wellons, 863-465-2522 Kim Browning, 863-385-6155 kim.browning@newssun.comLEG alAL A dD VE rR T isiIS I NGJanet Emerson 385-6155, ext. 596 NN EW sroomSROOM Call 385-6155 Scott Dressel, Editor, ext. 516 or Phil Attinger, Staff Writer, ext. 541 or Dan Hoehne, Sports Editor, ext. 528 or daniel.hoehne@news Katara Simmons, Photographer, ext. 538 or katara.simmons@ ne GLEN NN ICKERSON President glen.nick 385-6155, ext. 536 RR OMON aA W aA SHIN gG TON Publisher and Executive Editor romona.w 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 BY KIM LEATHERMAN NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T SEBRING Faith Lutheran Church of Sebring offered a free scr eening of the mo vie Virtuous on Friday and S atur day. Some of the stars and producers were at the screening to introduce the lm, sign autographs and pose for pictures. Saturday, the dra ma was shown again as par t of the Virtuous Women conference, also at Faith Luther an. Women gathered to hear the testimonies of Angelita N elson, Holly Spears and Jessica L ynch. The conference shared messages of hope in Christ. Praise music and fellowship were also on the itinerary. V irtuous is the modern-day telling of Proverbs 31 and its relationship to todays gener ation of women. E ight women must str uggle to stand on their convictions as they struggle to apply those principles in their everyday lives. The seemingly un connected womens liv es intersect at a mur der tr ial. The cast included Brandy Allison, Angelita N elson fr om Courageous, Vanessa Ore and former CHiPs star Erik Estrada. Mu sic by Holly Spears was featur ed thr oughout the movie. Ex-POW Jessica Lynch made a cameo appearance as an army soldier in the segment that is based on her capture, imprisonment, and ultimate rescue in Iraq. Lynch, originally from a small town in W est V irginia, is the girl-next-door turned American hero. At 19 she enlisted in the U.S. Army the week after the attacks on Sept. 11. The pri vate rst class was soon deplo y ed to Iraq. Her company took a wrong turn and landed in enemy territory. The company was ambushed, killing 11 soldiers and Lynch was captured and held for nine days before being rescued by U.S. troops. Lynch was the rst woman POW to be successfully res cued. I didn t see them at rst, Lynch said about her rescue. I heard them calling my name and knew at that point they were coming af ter me. I didnt know at that point if it was for good or bad, but I knew I was their target. I was hoping it was for good because I could hear that they were calling me in English. I was scared senseless. It was denitely a traumatic experience for me. Despite her nine-day terrifying experience, Lynch states she would support her 7-year-old daughters decision if she wished to enlist in the future. I wouldnt hold her back because of something that hap pened to me. I would denitely r eenlist in the hope that things would turn out differently, Lynch said. Being in the Army gave me opportuni ties that I wouldnt have necessar ily had. I enjo yed it. Angelita also ser v ed, so she knows about the camaraderie and community. Its a gr eat car eer opportunity, especially if youre fr om a small to wn. The harrowing experience left Lynch with multiple injur ies that took 21 surgeries to repair. She still wears a leg br ace and attends physical therapy. She enjoys substitute teach ing and touring with the cast of Virtuous as well as being a mom.Ex-POW Jessica Lynch shares her story in Sebring News-Sun photo by Kim LeathermanJessica Lynch speaking of her capture, and ultimate rescue from Iraq as a 19 year old POW at Faith Lutheran Church on Friday. SNAPs S HOTs S LO cC A lL NEWS 7+r .rM.:,, :.M


www.newssun.comSunday, August 24, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A3 r r fntbbn r rfrfrf rfn rfn rffnt b nt rfnrtbbf trfntb r fntbnnfn ftrfntbb b ntbn b $179 IFYOU BRINGAFRIEND r rf rf nttbfntbt fffntbnb3076384 rf rfn rfntb b tt n t t t t 3070195 BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING Getting an on-call doctor to an intensive care unit at night could mean waking the doctor up, or just calling a telemedical service. F lor ida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and Florida H ospital Lake P lacid contracted in Advanced ICU Care, a T ele-ICU service based in St. Louis, Mo. Since June, it has already made the ICU mor e efcient, said Eric Stevens, president and CEO of Florida Hospital Heartland. With Tele-ICU, critical care doctors and nurses called intensivists monitor patients vital signs fr om hundr eds of miles away through telecommunications lines, r eady when called to diagnose symptoms and prescribe tests or treatment through high-resolution camer as and two-way videoconfer encing. They help hospital bedside staff monitor patients care, said D r Isabelle Kopec, cofounder and vice-president of medical affairs for Advanced ICU C a re. This is a new paradigm of care, designed to manage many mor e patients, Kopec said. While hospital staff can care for 10-12 people at a time, the companys doctors and nurses can help monitor 80-100 patients in sev er al hospitals in the country, she said. She demonstrated the system Friday with help of D r Dellice Dickhaus and Critical Care Registered Nurse April Metroulas, who rang in from a center in St. Louis staffed b y thr ee doctors during the day up to ve at night and 10 nurses at all times. Dickhaus said monitoring software allows her to toggle seamlessly between real-time data on patients conditions When necessary, she can use the high-r esolution camer a to check screens and dials in the r oom or even examine a patients eyes. She also can practice good bedside manner by monitoring vital signs without r inging in, if families or patients want privacy. S ince they ar e essentially practicing at F lor ida Hospital, even though hundreds of miles away, they have to be certied to practice in Florida and hir ed b y Florida Hospital, as if they were actually there, Stevens said. Local r esidents B obby and Susan Sizemore saw the system in action during a regular visit to F lor ida Hospital for treatment of Bobbys heart and kidney functions S usan Sizemore said the doorbell rings and the doctor magically appears on the screen, checks her husbands medications, and talks to nurses, her and her husband. It was comforting because there was al ways a doctor at the push of a button, she said. Out of 44 hospitals in the Adventist Health System, Highlands Countys hospitals are the rst to have TeleICU. Stevens said the demand for ICU doc tors is high. Sebrings 12 ICU beds and Lake P lacids 10 ICU beds stay full in the winter visitor season and at 70 percent capacity in the summer. He said people leave Highlands County fre quently to get health car e in bigger cities but tend to recover faster with family near them. He and Anthony Stahl, vice-president and administrator at Florida Hospital Lake Placid, cant hire afford enough critical care physicians to have one on site at all times, so Tele-ICU makes that possible. Gloria Santos, vicepresident and chief nursing ofcer at Flor ida Hospital Heartland, said the support the system gives nurses can help mo ve patients faster to recovery, which then opens beds in the ICU for mor e patients. The system cost $250,000 to install in Sebring and Lake Placid, and costs $600 per patient visit to r un, Stevens said, but hes not passing cost to patients. He gures increasing the number of patients ser v ed at ICUs will make up that cost over time. Its one thing to talk a good game. Its an other to put on team on the eld and win, Stevens said. We want our community to feel (that) anything they need, were the team to come to.Tele-ICU service lets doctors treat patients from anywhere Phil Attinger/News-SunEric Stevens, president and CEO of Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, explains that the Tele-ICU system although it cost $250,000 to install in Sebring and Lake Placid and costs $600 for every patient stay has not been added onto patients bills. Instead, Stevens said he and Anthony Stahl (right), vice-president and administrator for Florida Hospital Lake Placid, expect to the system to provide cost savings from more patients being served through shorter stays at their respective facilities. Phil Attinger/News-SunDr. Dellice Dickhaus rings in from St. Louis to confer with personnel in an intensive care room at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Dickhaus said she is one of three to ve doctors available at a time, depending on the time of day, to help bedside sta monitor patients and prescribe tests or treatments. Since they are essentially practicing at Florida Hospital, even though hundreds of miles away, they all have to be certied to practice in Florida and hired by Florida Hospital. The news is just a click away! NEWS-SUN It was comforting because there was always a doctor at the push of a button.Susan Sizemore wife of patient igb U U uU`UOCryIrl I Iri l l Irl j rirri-PREVENTION PLUSstroke and vascular screening


BY KIRSTEN SCARBOROUGH NEWS-S SUn N InN TERn N When raised in the comfort of a small town, sometimes it can be hard to spread your wings and venture out into the unfamiliar. But that is not the case for former Sebring resi dent Georgia Dawkins, who is no w the senior pr oducer at KSLA N ews 12 in S hreveport, Louisianas No. 1 station. After gr aduating fr om Sebring H igh School in 2006, Dawkins continued her education at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, earning a degree in broadcast jour nalism in 2010. I lo ve the art of communication, said Dawkins about her rea son for choosing the major D awkins worked as a columnist and cor respondent for the N ews-S un in 2007. It was my rst real employment contract and the most rewarding experience, D awkins said. While in college Dawkins continued to build her resum by being involved with campus media. Her Florida A&M ca reer consisted of a position as a radio news r epor ter, editing for the school paper and producing the campus newscast. This y ear Dawkins has already proven her work talents and capabilities through two extr emely competitiv e and outstanding fellowships she has been awar ded. F irst, Dawkins was named one of six Diversity Leadership Fellows by the Society of P r ofessional Journalists. The S ociety of P rofessional Journalists states that its D iv ersity Leadership Fellows pr ogr am is to increase the diversity participation of SPJ members within national committees and on the national board of directors. S econdly the Jour nalism and Women S ymposium ( JAWS) has selected Dawkins as one of 10 Emerging Journalists for 2014. I only compete with myself. I just strive to be a better Geor gia than the day before. I also invest in myself. I attend annual conferences where other journalists pour into me. They help stir up gifts I didnt know I had, said Dawkins. Currently, Dawkins is a senior producer for the 6 / p .m. broad cast and leads special pr ojects such as KSLA News 12 On the Road, in Louisiana. Dawkins organizes the daily news for br oadcast, including what goes into the sho w how much time each story gets, and then writes the stories. My career has truly been a blessing. With every new job and award, Ive found fa vor along the way. Im ex cited to see what else God has in store for me, said Dawkins. I want to stay on the track to management. I hope to one day lead my own newsroom. Dawkins rst in terned at WESH in Or lando, as well as previously working for the News-S un, three summers at ABC News in N ew York City as a desk assistant. Her rst job out of college was at WBBH/WZVN in Fort Myers, and her rst producing job at WCTV in Tallahassee. Stay humble and stay hungry. Never let anyone tell you that you have arrived. You can always go high er. You can always be greater Be your best self, said Dawkins.A4 | NEWSSS U nN | SS unday, August 24, 2014 r fntnbtfbtnnbnnnfnbnfntbf Celebrating nnnfttnb nntffft ntbtfbnt bf ntnnnftnnf fnnnt tfntnb 3076287 3073729 3070735 Sebrings Dawkins recognized as top journalistSHS grad, former News-Sun columnist, a force in Louisiana TV news Courtesy photoGeorgia Dawkins (second from left) three months after joining her evening crew at KSLA News 12 in Shreveport, La. She is with anchors Domonique Benn (from left), Pat Simon, reporter Sasha Jones and meteorologist Stephen Parr. Courtesy photoGeorgia Dawkins on her last day at WBBH/WZVN in Fort Myers. She worked there two years after graduating from Florida A&M. ASSOCia IA TED PRESS SANFORD Three chickens in central Florida have tested positive for the potentially fatal West Nile virus. The F lor ida Department of Health in Seminole County advised residents Friday to protect themselves against mosquito bites S ome of the recommended measures are cover ing the skin with clothing or repellent and draining standing water to stop mosquitoes fr om multiplying. The chickens ar e part of the countys sentinel chicken surveillance pr ogr am, which are placed in stra tegic locations around the county and ar e tested w eekly for mosquito-borne illness. No human cases of W est N ile were reported in Seminole County this year.Potentially deadly West Nile virus found in Sanford chickensST. AUGUSTINE (AP) The owners of a northeast Florida farm are facing charges after authorities seized 39 animals fr om their property. The St. Johns County Sheriffs Ofce reports that Tammy Marie Denes and Donald E ugene D unbar, both 40, were charged Friday with 39 counts of animal cruelty. A uthor ities removed 17 cows, 11 goats, nine pigs and two horses from the property. Ofcials say the animals appear ed to be in poor health and were conned without sufcient food, water or space The animals were taken to another farm where they will be cared for.39 farm animals seized in northeast Florida Ike Lee, M.D.Internal MedicineAli, Accepting New PatientsBoard Certified inInternal Medicine 402-0909Board Certified inPI.dicir; ;1101 Medical 11'ay, Sehring;nowServing the Community Since 1969'1 k11-77"" T-1EXAMPLE BALLOTCONTINUATION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT' .,v .9 F m Fem. 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www.newssun.comSunday, August 24, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A5 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher Scott Dressel Editor VIEWPOINTS OUR VIEWSuicide is one of those subjects that is so taboo we tend to avoid discussing it. With Robin Williams suicide, fol lowed days later by the apparent sui cide of a volunteer reman here in H ighlands County, the News-Sun looked into the subject. Some of the facts are startling. Ac cording to WebMD, as of 2009 (the last y ear for which national statistics are available) suicide ranks as the 10th most common cause of death over 30,000 a year. For individuals from 1524, it is the third most common cause of death. According to the Highlands County Department of Health, between 20112013 there were 61 local suicides by all means, 42 of those by rearms. Men account for 79 percent of sui cides in the United States, nearly four times the rate of women. Ov er 90 per cent of people who die by suicide have clinical depr ession or another diagnosable mental disor der. Often individuals suffer ing fr om de pression lose their sense of perspec tive. Caught up in feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, they no longer believ e their cir cumstances, bad feel ings or stress will ever change. S uicide and suicidal behavior ar e never normal responses to stress. Al ways take suicide warning signs seriously. H ighlands C ounty does not have a crisis center of its own. The closest fa cility is the Peace River Center in Bar tow. Ther e ar e national helplines that op erate 24 hours seven days a week. The numbers ar e listed at the end of this editorial. According to, some people who die by suicide do not show any warning signs. About 75 percent do, however. Among the warning signs: Talking or writing about death, losing interest in most activities, acting impulsively or recklessly for example running red lights experiencing a change in sleeping or eating habits, giving away prized possessions, writing a will, or changing suddenly from being very sad to be being very calm or appear ing to be happy. I t is impor tant to remember that people can commit suicide in many ways, one being self neglect. A key is noticing changes in an individuals behavior. Symptoms of depression, which of ten leads to suicide if not treated, in clude fatigue and decreased energy, feelings of guilt, wor thlessness self loathing, sleeping more, or sleeping less. It is important to remember depres sion is a disease that can typically be successfully tr eated.Glen Nickerson President glen.nickerson@newssun.comA hard look at mental healthI in some ways nd this to be a very difcult to write. I have been a loud spoken proponent of the one-cent sales tax. But I am afraid the critics are mistaken as to why we should keep it. When your children take the money that you give them for school clothes and instead spend that money on a video game, do you pro vide them with more money and let them keep the video games as well? Not unless you have more money than brains. You will, if you allowed it to happen, teach them bad habits that will follow them all the days of their lives. Likewise when you ask them for receipts showing what they spent your hard-earned money on and they show you where a part of it went, but not all. It is then apparent that they are hiding some thing from you. I t appears that those children are, in this case, the county commission and the staff. Ther e ar e many needed projects that we should have completed but when the money is not being spent wisely then those projects are shuf ed around. The new sher iff s building is needed. The cost is only going to get worse, but only now are we shifting money around from other proj ects to pay for it. Had this pr oject been done in stages, the buildings would be completed and the next project of this siz e could hav e been taken on. However its like a new credit card to someone who has never had credit. Is there something that w e can spend money on? Great, lets spend it, seems to be the way it is going at the county. You dont start more proj ects than you can pay for at y our home but the county doesnt see it that way. There are several ways that things are going to be funded in the futur e Yes, the ad valorem tax is going up. G ood, it needs to The one-cent sales tax costs me far more than the county tax. Why am I beginning to believe that it was supposed to be this way? Doesnt it remind you of the lot tery and the money that was to be spent on schools which was on top of what we were al ready getting? We all kno w that didn t work out. The problem is the way the mentality spreads. Now the school board wants a half-cent tax to fund things like new and needed buses. However it was far more important to contin ue with all athletic programs and to fund the tennis cour t impr ove ments in Lake Placid. Y es I realize it was recreation money, which all of us but y ou seem to know that it is tax dollars. Just because I say it s for recreation in no way locks that money into those projects and anyone that says other wise is a liar. Doubt that check the F lor ida stat utes and show us where that law exists The county just spent $36,000 on a survey about salaries. We pay a very good salary to our HR head. That mon ey should be taken not fr om the budget but rather from that salary. The survey is something that not only could be done in house but should be The list of ways that we have passed the buck is extremely long and in many ways ri diculous to the average person. I n shor t they have shown that they are not good guardians of your money. They are way ward children who now hav e to r eturn the video game. They listed ar ound $67 million on projects that have been paid for by this tax. Fine, now tell me where the other two-thirds collected went. Should that not be possible, then it is time for the Clerk of Courts to per form another in-depth audit of the spending and make that audio ndings public. I truly want to know where ev ery single dollar of this money w ent for They said its online but now an in-depth record, this is no a magic trick you are performing. Look over there is no longer the oldest joke in the book. The tax will continue even if voted down, the difference is that you will make your elect ed ofcials stop spending money like a group of sailors on shor e leav e after six months at sea. I never thought I would say this but : Vote no on the continuation of the one cent sales tax. M ake y our elected ofcials responsible citizens, dont allow then to be children spending money on what they want and to hell with the cost. After all, its not their money, why should they care? One thing I can guar antee: Should you not car e they wont either. The message you send is one you will live with for many years to come.Ray Napper lives in Sebring. Guest columns are the opin ion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff.Hard to say, but vote no on tax GUEST COLUMNRay NapperSo over the past couple of days my productivity has shrunk to non-existent. There was also the possibility of ther e being no column to gr ace this space this par ticular week. What happened? Was I in some horrible accident? Did my laptop get fed up with me and blo w up? Did I nally have to check myself into rehab to overcome my choco late addiction? W ell, no Nothing quite so dire has happened to me. Instead, the explanation is quite simple and focuses in on a single act I committed early M onday morning. What did I do? I bought the computer v ersion of Minecraft. For those of you who arent gamers, the con cept of Minecraft is fairly simple You run around a computer world gather ing materials of all kinds like wood, stone and iron. You use these ma terials to create things, such as tools with which to gather ev en MORE materials to build better things. Oh yeah, you sometimes hav e to ght off zombies and stuff, too. This does not sound like it should be a wildly popular game, but it is. M illions of people spend hours on this, creating all kinds of neat stuff and locations. Some have taken r eal places and r eplicated them in the Minecraft univ erse Others have borrowed from ction someone apparently cre ated a replica of the Star ship Enterprise (the ship fr om S tar Trek for those of you who arent geeks) in all its glory. This isnt the rst time I crossed paths with the game. Months ago I bought the Xbox 360 version to try out, and quickly became enchant ed. I spent a lot of time with the help of one of the y oung men living with us creating all kinds of things and enjoying myself to pieces. Then the game con sole got moved to another room where the television set isnt as good and ther e s no place to real ly sit and play, so I found myself not playing it any more. I told myself that was good. I t couldn t be an addiction if I could stop like that, right? Shows what I know. I nally got around to buy ing it for my computer y ester day and once it was installed said goodbye to doing much of anything else for most of the day. It doesnt help that it not only runs on my desktop computer, but also my laptop. Which means it can travel with me. And I can play it wherever I happen to be with my laptop, be it out of town or even locally here at Brewsters. Which means whenever the urge hits, I can doubleclick that icon and start playing. And yes, I can tell my self Ill only play for 20 minutes Before I know it, that 20 minutes turns into over an hour. You lose your sense of time in this game as you break ONE more block, trav el just a LITTLE farther on the map make ONE more item My only hope is that like most of my other gaming addictions this one will temper itself af ter the newness wears off. ( Y es, I have other computer games that I play. Its something that relaxes me and that I nd enjoyable. You got a problem with that?) But until then, I may require outside interven tion to make sure I get SOME wor k done while in Minecrafts thrall. Someone poking me and asking, Did you write to day? Or bribing me with chocolate if I get at least 500 wor ds written (my love for Minecraft cer tainly doesnt exceed my lo v e of chocolate lets be reasonable here). But at least I managed to eke out a column. Id write more but I think I am going to quit now and see what progress I can make in Minecraft. Ill only play for 20 min utes. Really.Laura Ware is a Sebring resi dent. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@em Visit her website at www Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the News-Sun.Dealing with my latest addiction LL AURAS LL OOKLaura Ware ILL)NE'sAGRIMd$ fiwww rTO T149IQ BUCK' c .............. ..........o Ta ...............................L v I'M JILTTRYING70 ,A EN IM UP..................................................................


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O therwise, they have kept me in the dark. Sept. 6 will be her last ofcial day on the job. Then, after some travel, she and her hus band Craig will leave the City on the Cir cle for a permanent move to St. Petersburg to be closer to family. It was in 1988 that Crowder came up with the idea to provide the safe, educational and fun-lled program for youngsters. In 1990, a version of the handson exhibit for children was rst opened, but not in the location it now occupies. We opened up in the building thats now occupied by Lindas Used Books, Crowder said. But we ran out of room, so a year lat er we moved up here when the spor ting goods shop went out. The rst exhibit was the sand pendulum, which since has become a xture in the fr ont windo w of the facility. C raig and I made that, then we took it around to fairs and special events as an awareness raiser and fundraiser. People had no idea what a chil drens museum was, she said. As she pr epar es to exit, Crowder has been spending her days with her successor, Cheryl Matthews, going over everything she needs to know to run the fa cility. Ov er the past two years, I actually created a le on the computer which says How to .... ev er ything, she said. There are entries on ordering supplies, repairs, grant applica tions and how things wor k. Theres another 10 pages on the exhibits, including where they came from, their history, how to repair them and what C r owder had planned for them in the future. She said she had been warning of this time for a decade. Ten years ago, I told them I would be gone in 10 years; then ve years ago I said I would be gone in ve years and then a cou ple years ago I began wor king with the boar d on nding a replacement, she said. I n pr esenting the proclamation, Sebring Mayor John Shoop told Crowder, you have been a change agent. Over the years, the facility, has drawn more than 425,000 vis itors from all over the world. Y ou made something special that has br ought a lot of people here, said Shoop. This is not for me, this is for us, said Crowder, gesturing to her husband Craig. He was with us every step of the way. DAY FROM PAGE A A 1JUANITA MILLSE. Juanita Mills, 79, of B radenton, died Aug. 21, 2014. Born in Florida, she moved to Braden ton in 1963 from Lake Placid. Juanita was a mem ber of the First Baptist Church of Lake Placid. She is predeceased by her parents, Joseph and ers Marshall, Edward vived by daugh ters, Lisa K (Bud) Hammock and Keni Re nee (Lisa) Robinson ers, Randy (Iola) Harts Gary R. Jowers of Lake grandson, Kenneth G. Robinson, and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services, 11 / a.m. W ednesday Aug. 27, at Oak Hill Cemetery, 100 Cemetery Road, Lake Placid FL 33852. Condolences may be made to www.brownand MILLSREBA TT AYLO rR Iris Reba Taylor, age 92, went to her Heavenly Home on Aug. 21, 2014. She was born on Feb. 26, 1922, in Glenwood, Ga., the youngest of nine children born to Ira and Lillie Meadows Ander son. The family moved to Florida when Reba was an infant, and lived in High School Class of 1940. Reba is survived by her husband of 72 years, O.L. Taylor, daughter Kaye (Travis) Wise, and son Bo Taylor, all of Se bring. She is also sur dren: Kimberly (Mike) Hill and Lisa Garrison both nie) Ming of Lake Plac id, Lee Taylor of Edison, Ga., and Larry T aylor grandchildren: Travis (Christina) Hill, Aman Sydney Garrison, Reese Garrison, Cody Ming, Kayla Ming, Garrett Tayone great-great grand daughter Kalyn Hill. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Reba met O.L. while she was employed by and he was man ager of the T able Sup ply Store. After they were married, O.L. enlisted in the Navy Be fore he was shipped overseas, Reba and in fant Kaye moved to Sebring to stay with O.L.s family Sebring remained home for them these past 71 years. Reba was a home maker who loved to cook, work jigsaw puz zles and was an avid reader Shopping and lunch out with her friends was a special treat. She trips to the Keys and out West in their motor home. There were many fun trips accompanied by grandchildren. Reba was a member of First United Method ist Church, and Sebring Historical Society In her younger years, she be longed to the Jr. Womans Club and VFW Aux iliary. Her top priority was always family. She loved and was loved in return by all of them. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 11 / a.m. at First United Methodist Church with one hour prior to the ser vice. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery Memorials are requested to First United Methodist Church, 126 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870 or Cornerstone Hospice, 2590 Havendale Blvd. NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881. www.morrisfuner TAYLOR TT HO mM AS TT TT OD D, J rR .Thomas T. Todd Jr., age 51, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in Tampa. He was born on Nov. 5, 1962 in Clermont to Thomas and Betty (Haynes) Todd, Sr. Thomas had been a resident of Lorida for 25 years coming from Vero Beach and Grove land. He was of the Bap ily time. He is survived by his wife Lillian J. T odd, his parents Thomas and Betty Todd Sr. of Grove land, his children: Ra chel Todd of Lorida, Jes sica Todd of Jacksonville, Madden of Mascotte, and of Groveland. There will be a memorial service on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 at 4 / p.m., at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home of Sebring with Rev. James Madison The family will receive friends be ginning at 3 / p.m. Memorial con tributions may be made in Thomas memo ry to Nu Hope Elder Care Services, 6414 US 27, Sebring, FL 33876 www. 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www.newssun.comSunday, August 24, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A7 Hometown: Avon Park Current city of residence: Avon Park Why are you seeking election to the school board? As a citizen and life long educator in Highlands County I have dedicat ed the majority of my adult life to the students and citizens of Highlands County. I want to be involved and a vital part of the contin ued improvement of our school system. I have six grandchil dren going to school and numerous niec es and nephews that work in the school system. What is your relative experience? Fifty-one years of in volvement in the school system of Highlands County 37 years as a teacher and a coach at Avon Park High School, four years on the School Board of Highlands Coun ty (chairman the past year), a career educa tor with a passion to serve and a strong belief in our educational system. What is the most press ing issue the school board is facing? Financial. W e need new wings at two elementary schools. Maintenance and repairs are vital at all facil ities. New buses are need to improve and update our transportation system. Im prove safety at all facili ties. Technology needs to keep up with a growin and changing society What do you think about Common Core/ Florida Standards? First of all, I didnt get a vote and its now state standards. My job as a board member is to help with the im plementation of the standards and support the entire school system and to supply the teach ers and students with all the necessary materials to learn and succeed. Ed ucation is always changing and time will tell. Why should the voters pick you? I am the most involved and experienced candi date in the race. I understand the workings of the school system and the ability and desire to work with all factions in the school system. No special interests (I work to serve all kids). I have worked in the county school sys tem for 41 years and am dedicated to improving the schools. Hometown: Avon Park, Current city of resi dence: Avon Park Why are you seeking election to the school board? for our children and teach ers of Highlands County. I truly believe they deserve better I know they can do better. But the teachers must be comfortable and treaded as the pro fessionals they are. As a teacher for 38 years I know that teachers are the blood line of edu cation. What is your relative experience? I was born in A von Park. Also, I am a gradu ate of E.O. Douglas High School in Sebring and Al len University in Colum bia, S.C. I taught math ematics for 38 years. I have taught diverse popu lations, for example white, black and Hispanic. I am and always have been concerned with the edu cation of children. What is the most pressing issue the school board is facing? Placing administra tors, hiring and keeping good teachers and under standing that good teach ers can be good adminis trators. What do you think about Common Core/ Florida Standards? I thank of Common Core/Florida Standards as I thought of HSCT or FCAT. They can only work if the teachers involved are comfortable and have input on what the area needs. Our teachers are the blood line of edu cation. Why should voters pick you? I will give the school board a different perspec tive on handling our chil dren. I truly believe that you teach the mind to think, the heart to love and the hands to work. I will also leave the teach ing of our children to the teachers. I am one that will listen. Hometowns: Mercer, Wisc. and Miami Current city of resi dence: Avon Park (since 1972). Why are you seeking election to the school board? I am seeking a seat on the school board because I believe my knowledge and experience in the areas of facilities, along with my pas sion for the impor tance of early child hood education and involving and includ ing teachers and parents in the deci sion-making process have become in creasingly important. What is your relative experience? In addition to active in volvement in my childrens education, I have 25 years working with a state-wide, organization that serves over 7,000 children and families. As director of oper ations and Head Start direc tor, I have extensive knowl edge and experience in education, planning, facili ties, budget and with involv ing parents in their childs education. What is the most press ing issue the school board is facing? I see two issues of im mediate importance, both volves ensuring a safe and healthy environment for our children and teachers and the other relates to ensuring adequate funding is avail able to meet the resource needs to successfully im plement the Florida Stan dards. What do you think about Common Core/Florida Standards? To successfully implement the Com mon Core we must ensure the time and resources need ed to support teach ers are in the bud get. It will be a challenge to understand the issues sur rounding the standards and their implications for prac tice. Understanding policies and their relationship to bud get planning is one of my strengths. Why should voters pick you? I have strong knowledge of early childhood devel opment and education and the importance of engag ing families early and often in their childs education. It is important that our school board includes someone with this knowledge and fo cus. DISTRICT 1 S SCHOOL BOARd D C CANd D Id D ATE PROFILES EDWARDS Charlene EdwardsThe following candidates are running for seats on the School Board of Highlands County. Three candidates are running for the District 1 position and ve are running for the District 5 seat. If no candidate gets 50 percent of the vote in Tuesdays primary, the top two vote-getters will have a runoff in the general election on Nov. 4Al Joe Hinson Ronnie Jackson (incumbent) HINSON JACKSON 40 qbSkD Owith the morning newspaper...they just go together.Subscribe to The News-Sun today...Call 863-385-6155.


A8 | NEWSSS U nN | SS unday, August 24, 2014 DISTRICT 5 S SCHOOL BOARd D C CANd D Id D ATE PROFILES The following candidates are running for seats on the School Board of Highlands County. Three candidates are running for the District 1 position and ve are running for the District 5 seat. If no candidate gets 50 percent of the vote in Tuesdays primary, the top two vote-getters will have a runoff in the general election on Nov. 4Jill ComptonHometown: Lake Placid Current city of residence: Sebring Why are you seeking elec tion to the school board? Citizens have strong beliefs about what should or should not occur in the schools. Dealing with these challenges, as well as lim ited resources, changing demo graphics, and ever increasing expectations require sensitivi ty, patience and a strong commit ment to the education of the chil dren in the community. These are characteristics I possess and bring to the school board. What is your relative experi ence? I have 15 years of experience as an educator in the Highlands County school system. I hold a bachelors and two masters de am a parent of school-aged chil dren. I am VP and a broker of a local business (for several years) and I am a current school board member. What is the most pressing is sue the school board is facing? Education needs to be focused more on students getting pre pared for their future! That is the reason for education; Students are going to further their educa tion and go to college, or they are going to seek a job directly Keeping parents involved in their childs schooling is vital to a suc cessful educational career. What do you think about Com mon Core/Florida Standards? you are elected, you take the oath law. Florida Standards is a statemandated initiative. I believe Flor ida Standards should be imple mented in a conservative manner and teachers should teach cur riculum with creativity and inno vativeness, so that the students will understand what is asked of them. Why should the voters pick you? I bring a unique set of skills be ing mother, educator, and busi nessperson. These qualities vested in our school system. I will work to continue to improve our efforts through education, train ing, and implementing programs that target our student, teacher and parent needs. I am a school board member with an open mind and willingness to listen and learn. Editors note: Jill Compton was appointed on June 27 by Gov. Clinton T. CulverhouseHometown: Sebring Current city of residence: Sebring Why are you seeking election to the school board? I have a vested interest, a real perspective, and a ser vants heart. Im a product of our schools, have children attend ing our schools, and several fam ily members employed by SBHC. My mission is to be present and active on our school campuses es our schools face, to make in formed decisions. What is your relative experience? Parent T eacher Organization (6 years); District School Advisory Council (6 years); contributed to Parent Involvement Plans; Ste phen Covey Leader in Me train ing (2012 -2013); proctored FCAT assessment; read and spoke to students on multiple occasions; helped with behavioral and ac ademic incentives; attending School Board meetings; T ropi cana Speech judge. What is the most pressing is sue the school board is facing? Funding and accountability: Stu dent achievement, school safe ty, and implementation of Florida Standards are issues stemming from funding and accountability Every stakeholder should be held bilities. I am committed to analyz ing the budget conservatively. I want to ensure every dollar spent is worthwhile, necessary and the board has considered multi ple sources and input from stake holders. What do you think of Common Core/Florida Standards? Although the Florida Standards may not be perfect they are what our state has adopted. We must continue to be open and receptive to feedback on how we can best meet the academic needs of our students and provide the resourc es/support necessary to promote the most optimal learning environ ment/experiences possible. Why should the voters pick you? I will be active on our campus es to make informed decisions. I am the father of students; the husband, brother and nephew of teachers; the son of a SBHC employee; a product of our schools; and have served in many aspects of our schools. I have a vested interest, a real perspective, and a servants heart.William Pep F. Hutchinsn IIIHometown: Avon Park Current city of residence: Sebring Why are you seeking elec tion to the school board? In 2007 realizing only three dis tricts had higher percentage of schools with D and F FCA T grades. That day my heart sank and stomach churned. In 20122013, K-8 FCAT grades we were fourth from the bottom again. As a conservative, the bar needs to be raised and students understand their responsibilities. What is your relative experi ence? I have done more of the follow ing than all four candidates com bined: National Education Sum schools; volunteer (1,400 hours); school board meetings; Fair Ed ucation Advocate booth (four years); time in T allahassee (180 days); visited more schools and school districts. What is the most pressing is sue the school board is facing? Our 62 percent graduation rate and making the community pain fully aware of its economic im pact. Meeting after meeting is spent on how to get low-achieving students to do better During the discussion someone will say, the problem is these students home environment. Low-achieving schools are all our problems. What do you think about Com mon Core/Florida Standards? I think government did too much too fast and lost support from the general public and teachers. Re member, the school board rec ommends what books to use, but it is the principal that selects the books. The school book commit tee is key to having proper books in our schools. Why should voters pick you? I will watch every penny spent. The administration will fully un derstand contracts without two bids are unacceptable. It will not be a 30-minute meeting that night!. Bring a cot to sleep on. I am sensitive to all students, par ents, and teachers needs all the time. Get on board.Trevor A. MurphyHometown: Avon Park Current city of residence: Sebring Why are you seeking election to the school board? I knew it was time to give back to my community, which provid ed me with so many opportunities in my youth. I have been active in our school system from the ele mentary to secondary levels since my return. With four generations of family living in Highlands Coun ty I have a vested interest in our countys future. What is your relative experi ence? Small business owner United Way Advisory Board member/vice campaign chair and Reading Pals volunteer (in classroom week ly); Farm Bureau board member; Y oung Farmers and Ranchers president; Leadership Highlands board member and Class of 2013 president; coordinated bring ing motivational speaker Marc Mero to all county middle schools; APHS varsity soccer assistant coach; YMCA soccer team spon sor/coach; Tropicana Speech Contest judge; 4-H and FF A judge and volunteer. What is the most pressing is sue the school board is facing? (W e) must provide options for all of our students to succeed in life, whether its a path to college or an immediate career. We need to strengthen our relationship with SFSC and utilize programs avail able such as AVID. Funding is a major issue. The half-cent sales tax will provide $4.3-4.5 million annually (for) building, technolog ical improvements and mainte nance programs. What do you think about Com mon Core/Florida Standards? Although I am not personally for Common Core (Florida Stan dards), it is currently mandated by the state. As a school board member, I will do everything pos sible to adapt it to best serve the children of Highlands County Why should voters pick you? I earned a bachelors degree in economics and a masters degree in agribusiness from the Universi ty of Florida. Since I chose to return to our community, I have volunteered in our schools system and organizations. With six family members currently teaching and eight cousins going through our system, I truly have a vested in terest in our future.William Tres Stephenson IIIHometown: Sebring Current city of residence: Sebring Why are you seeking elec tion to the school board? I feel my business background and my willingness to give back to will set me well to be an as set to the current board. I have a vested interest because I have a daughter in the system and we are shaping the lives of students that will be our community lead ers in the not so distant future. What is your relative experience? Im the president and general manager of the Sebring Interna tional Raceway I oversee a multiconservative when it comes to making tough business decisions. This position comes with a huge take very seriously. What is the most pressing is sue the school board is facing? Im very concerned about the underachieving schools. Anoth er pressing issue is updating the safety of campuses. This can be accomplished by installing more fencing and cameras and hiring pus. Finally, I am concerned how theboard will need to respond if the half-cent sales tax does not pass. What do you think about Com mon Core/Florida Standards? While I dont agree with these standards, it is mandated we fol low them. There are people in T allahassee that we can voice our opinions to. The good news is that after speaking with many teachers about the standards they are still able to use their per sonal methods while following the standards and still be ef fective with their students. Why should the voters pick you? My 29 years of business experi es of one of the most prestigious motorsports facilities in the world for nearly three decades) coupled with my community involvement didate for the District 5 seat. Im mon sense approach and will spend our tax dollars wisely COMPTON HUT chCH INSON MM URP hH Y SS TEP hH ENSON CULVER hH OUSE A te / 1r.j"


www.newssun.comSunday, August 24, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A9 elifeyousavecouldbeyourown.RuntoAmericanInstituteofDermatology,P.A.863-386-0786Getyourspotscheckedtoday. 3109MedicalWaySebring,FL33870 Aleopardsneaksupsilentlyonitsprey...Sodoes skincancer.TheleopardcannotchangeitsspotsYouCAN...dontbetheprey.Mohs Surgery FellowDr.DarrinA.Rotman JulieL.Iellimo,P.A.-C. JenniferA.Wolf,P.A.-C. 3068177 this year but was one of two cancelled events on the proposed 2014 calendar. W ohl had suggested an $11,200 per ev ent cost with another $3,900 to go to P ush and their staff. I think the girls do a great job, said Sebring City Council President John Grifn. But I am not in favor of the city spending money to sponsor the events. He noted that 50 percent of those in at tendance came from the unincorporated ar ea of the county and paid no municipal taxes while another 35 percent were from outside the CRA district and saw no direct benet. I don t think its fair for us to use their tax money for something that does not help the other parts of the city, Grifn said. Grifn also called upon downtown busi nesses to step forward and help under wr ite the events from which they directly benet. He also pointed out that when it came to the Independence Day activities dubbed the Red, White and Blues Festival busi nesses run by each of the council members had offer ed sponsor support although they realized no commerce from it. But it was the money to pay Push that was the stumbling block for other councilmen. Thats a big step. I dont want to stop, but the $20,000 got me, said councilman Mark Stewart. Councilman Lenard Carlisle agreed saying the $20K was ...a lot of money. Although the pre sentation was made under the banner of P ush Event Productions, Wohls company, G r ay Dog Communications, has been getting $4,000 a month fr om the S ebring Community Redevelopment Agency as an independent contractor, pr o viding assistance in the area of marketing and public relations. As part of that agreement, the CRA also agr eed to foot the bill for such things as travel expenses, meal and lodging costs for wor k that was related to the CRA outside Highlands County. C ouncilmen also agreed that more of the businesses in the CRA district needed to step up and be part of the events despite as surances from Todd and W ohl that the downtown merchants had increased their levels of participation. Getting merchants to stay open has been a constant struggle, Wohl admitted. Todd said that in many cases it had re quired repeated faceto-face visits, cajoling business o wners to stay open late when the cr owds would de scend to the City on the Cir cle Events last year were paid for through a combination of funding from the CRA, the H igh lands County Tourist D ev elopment Commission and the City of S ebr ing, which also waived event fees. As part of her presentation, Wohl presented an online sur vey, which garnered 233 r esponses The biggest single event listed by respondents was the Highlands Art Leagues annual Fine Arts & Crafts F estiv al, which has been running for near ly a half century. Also 28 per cent said they liked all of the Push events, but the same number said they had not attended any of the functions. The issue of con tinuing the downtown ev ents under P ush Event Productions was put off until the councils next meeting to giv e the boar d more time to consider it and look for options. PUSH FROM PAGE A A 1Hickey. It took two weeks to get the test results back. Hickey, who made the announcement Friday, said the victim had gone to a local physician and the re sults had taken some time to wor k their way through the system. So far, there have been more than 170 cases of the disease in the Sunshine state. While most of them have been contract ed outside the country and brought back in, a half do z en have been contracted inside the state, that includes four in Palm B each county and one each in St Lucie and Miami-Dade counties. Chikungunya fever is an infection caused by the Chikungun ya virus. It is spread thr ough the bite of an infected mosquito, similar to West Nile and dengue vir uses The disease dates back to 1952 when it was rst discovered in southern Tanzania, although it is suspected to hav e been pr esent in Africa and Asia for much longer. Since that time, the malady has been documented in 40 countries in Asia, Africa and E ur ope before it was found in the Caribbean late last year. S ymptoms typically begin thr ee to seven days after being bitten. They include fever and severe joint pain, often in the hands and feet. Ther e is no vaccine but the infections r ar ely are fatal. Health ofcials say the best people can do is to take normal precautions against mosquito bites. FEVER FROM PAGE A A 1on property appraiser records, according to arrest reports. Deputies had rst learned of the alleged grow house on Tuesday when Glades Electrical Cooperative aler ted the H ighlands County Sheriffs Ofce that a power transformer was operating hotter than nor mal. D eputies then met with Castillo Thursday, obtained a search warr ant and r eturned at 2:16 / p .m. Thursday. In a building on the pr oper ty, deputies found 22 cannabis plants six light bulbs several electrical transformers, assorted power cords, sever al light xtures and a gr o w schedule. The to tal weight of the plants was 41.5 pounds r eports said. Another r oom found in the attic didnt have plants in it, but was outtted with lighting, air-conditioning, fans electr ical transformers and reective M ylar mater ial of the type used in an indoor growing operation, reports said. R epor ts said Castillo did not provide a statement. D eputies had found out about an alleged growing operation at Santos-Diazs house the same way a tip from Glades Electric that a transformer was running hot. Deputies also met with SantosDiaz on Thursday be fore obtaining a war rant and returning at 5:33 / p .m. In an underground bunker, they found 28 cannabis plants, 21 light bulbs, electrical transformers, assorted power cords, and light xtures. The total weight of the plants was 86 pounds. Santos-Diaz also de clined to give a statement. The two cases came on the heels of a gr ow house bust that occurred Wednesday in Lor ida, wher e deputies found 51 cannabis plants 46 pounds at 2409 B luff Hammock Road. Liverd Alvarez, 39, received char ges similar to C astillo and Santos-Diaz. BUST FROM PAGE A A 1 BY LARR YY GRIFFIN STAFF WRITER LORIDA A local man has been arrested for allegedly growing marijuana at his r esidence On Aug. 19, the High lands County Sheriffs Ofce was alerted to the r esidence at 2409 B luff Hammock Road in Lorida when Glades Electric Cooperative told them of a power transformer operating at a higher r ate than usual. The HCSO S pecial Opera tions Unit responded to the call. A team was dispatched and could not make contact with any one upon r eaching the house but they did nd evidence of illegal activity, according to an arr est r eport. They obtained a search warrant and came back the next day. Then, house owner Liverd Alvarez, 39, answered the door and the Special Op erations Unit members began their search. The sear ch found 51 cannabis plants along with assor ted electr ical power transformers, power cords, light bulbs and other light xtures. The 51 cannabis plants came out to weigh 46 pounds total, according to an arrest report. Based on the items found, the Special Opera tions Unit arrested Alvarez. H e was char ged with a rstdegree misdemeanor of al legedly altering or tamper ing with utility equipment, third-degree felony charg es of drug possession with intent to sell and o wning or renting a structure where drugs were present and a rst-degree felony of drug trafcking. Lorida man arrested for alleged illegal grow house operation I think the girls do a great job. But I am not in favor of the city spending money to sponsor the events. I dont think its fair for us to use ... tax money for something that does not help the other parts of the city.John Grifn city council president yASMS, Ame can InsmuteOf QBI1Y1HtObGJyPark it in theCLASSIFIEDSj and watch itgofast!N EWS-SUNo matter how you read thenews, we've got you coveredHighland (bun's El onxtonn \clwspaper Since 192


A10 | NEWSSS U nN | SS unday, August 24, 2014 rfffffn tbb rfrntb rtrr f rfntbbb bb brf ntb rtffr 3076015 Hicks daughter, Lisa Waggoner, was challenged by her dad before his death to keep the ght for ALS awar e ness going. The ice bucket challenge is the latest in her effor ts. No one in Highlands County was really aware of this disease. Ther e w ere so many roadblocks in his care. Mom pretty much took care of him 24/7. When EMS was called, she had to be there. When he was in the hospi tal, she had to be there. I f they mo ved him the wrong way, he would stop breathing, Wag goner said. H er dad s goal was to help make others more knowledgable of the disease. Of course, he wanted a cure, but he wanted to make sure everyone knew every thing they could about ALS. H e said to me Dont let this stop with me. , Waggoner said. Every year Waggon er, her family and the emplo y ees of Hicks Oil Company do what they can to get the word out and raise money for the ght against ALS. They participate in the ALS Walk in Sarasota and support any efforts they are made aware of. As for the bad public ity the ice bucket challenge has received in r ecent weeks, Waggoner doesnt let it bother her. The money is still coming in. P eople are aware of whats going on. When my dad was rst diagnosed, I was v ery angry and I was mad at God, but Dad talked to me and helped me understand everything. Those peo ple who arent touched b y this disease dont get it. They dont see what the disease does, she said. The ALS Chapter of Florida came to the familys side when Clyde Hicks was diag nosed. They brought in equipment to help with his car e, were available by phone to answer any question that came up, and provided personal assistance on a regular basis. M y dad was homebound for two years. D ad couldn t have afforded the care that he got fr om the ALS Chap ter The money that is r aised in F lorida, stays in Florida, she said. In making their challenges Thursday evening, Waggoner, her family and H icks O il Company employ ees each made a challenge to other businesses or individuals some family and some fr iends before taking the ice water being dumped on their heads Donations fr om the ice bucket challenge has topped $32 million, according to the most r ecent tabulations fr om The ALS Association. The Florida Chapter has r eceiv ed $50,000, compared to $21,000 during the same time period last year (July 29 to Aug. 19). The Florida Chap ter is the only not-forpr ot or ganization solely dedicated to the care of people with ALS in our state. Funds raised support patient care and programs, re search to speed a cure, adv ocacy and awar eness efforts. The challenge became a viral sensation in the last couple w eeks thanks to P ete Frates and his family. The former Boston C ollege baseball captain, age 29, has liv ed with ALS since 2012. H e and his family have been active fundraisers and advocates for The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter for a number of y ears The challenge is, within the next 24 hours, to pour a bucket of ice water over your head, or make a dona tion to an ALS char ity. To donate to The ALS Association F lor ida Chapter, go to www. ALSAFL.or g. ALS FROM PAGE A A 1 Romona Washington/News-SunFamily and employees of the late Clyde Hicks prepare to accept the ice bucket challenge. From left are Travis Carter, Michael and Lisa Waggoner (Clydes daughter), Landen Carter, Clydes widow Dorothy, daughter Crystal May, Tom and Kathy Waggoner, Donavan Tarter, Greg and Joann Kramer, Maylin Fuentes, Ray Willis, Vinnie Dedominicis, Brian Spires, Penny Bryant and Santiago Fuentes. Romona Washington/News-SunLisa Waggoner reacts to the ice water that has just been dumped on her head by mother-in-law Kathy Waggoner (in the background) and other family, friends and employees.Of course, he wanted a cure, but he wanted to make sure everyone knew everything they could about ALS. He said to me, Dont let this stop with me.Lisa Waggoner about her father, Clyde Hicks, who died from ALS RYAN J. FOLEY ASSOCIa A TED PRESS FERGUSON, Mo. Life in this workingclass St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apart ments hasnt been the same since Angelia D ickens son tearfully told her, The police shot a bo y . Since that news two weeks ago, she has been afraid to leave her apartment at night as protesters clash with police in sometimes vi olent confrontations. S he s stopped going to her job at a call center after it took two hours to navigate police bar ricades and street closings to get home. W alking do wn Caneld Drive, Dickens looks r ight and sees Missouri state troopers assembled outside a boar ded-up barbecue joint. S he looks left and sees media satellite trucks. Ahead, volunteers pick up trash along the commer cial district where throngs gather nightly to protest the shooting of 18-y ear -old Michael Brown by a white ofcer. F or the r est of the nation, this is the setting for seeing the angry tensions between y oung Afr ican-Ameri cans and white police ofcers in pr edominantly black neighbor hoods Protesters and r epor ters have ocked here from around the nation. But for residents, its also the place they live. Theyre struggling over how to do that, no matter how strongly they feel about the is sues being fought over. H opefully I can get up Monday and start a fresh week at work, said Dickens, 55, whos turning to charities for help paying her rent and utilities this month. Im hoping all this can die down and I can go back on with my life. Dellena Jones hasnt seen customers at her hair salon shop, where the glass door was shattered by a concrete block. If we keep doing this, we are part of the terror, said Jones, 35. But elsewhere in Fer guson, a suburb of 21,000 where I Love Ferguson yard signs are common, signs of unrest are rare.Ferguson residents trying to get back to regular life The news is just a click away! NEWS-SUN f t+w 4 w -rrflNMP "" ,ter s'+r a -.r {aP ALi


www.newssun.comSunday, August 24, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A11 SPORTsS BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-S SUn N S SPORTS E EDITOR SEBRING It was a rousing nale to the 2014 Sebring Preseason Classic Thursday night with the host Lady Streaks ghting tooth and nail to get past Lake Placid in four sets. The legacy of this ri valry has always been to br ing out the best in each team, regardless of the time of season, and this one certainly followed suit. Through the rst two sets, the longest scor ing run either team would go on was four S ebring did have a three-point run at the start of the opener with tips from Cadie OHern and Kylie Bowers and an OHern ace pushing them out to a 6-2 lead. But kills from Jaca lyn Baldwin and Rachel Alejandro brought the Lady D r agons right back into it at 7-6. From there, however, while there were no big r uns the Streaks did slowly start to pull away with OHern rack ing up three kills, along with one b y S am Allison, to take the rst set b y a 25-21 scor e. Cadie was on re to night, Sebring head coach V enessa Sinness said of the 6-1 sophomore. She wasnt even playing, she was just in a z one. The Dragons looked to even things up in the second set and used a three-point run of their own to push to a 13-8 lead. They were still hold ing on at 17-14 when the S tr eaks pulled off their four-point surge and edge into the lead.Lady Streaks slip past Dragons Dan Hoehne/News-SunCadie OHern res this hit through the outstretched arms of Sarah Morris Thursday night in Sebrings win over Lake Placid. BY JAMES TA YY L OR NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T AVON PARK The Avon Park Red Devils cemented another brick into the foundation of rebuilding a football pr ogr am that has a proud heritage with a 34-6 win over the Tenoroc Titans Friday night at Joe Franza Stadium. M ost of all we were looking for effort and what the guys were going to do when we put them in differ ent positions , said head coach W ade J ackson. I liked a lot of the things that I saw. We made some mistakes, but that is part of it. I am very encour aged by the effort that w e gav e and it is like I told these guys, I will never take a win for granted. A win is better than losing. I am real proud of the kids. It did not take long for the Red Devils to post points on the board after stopping the Titans on their ini tial drive. S tar ting on Tenorocs 49-yard line, Avon Park ran the ball six straight times for huge gains as Jaques Gordon ran twice for 19 yards, Claudy Antione carried once for 8 yar ds and JC C obb picked up 22 yards on two carries, including a nine-yard touchdown run to give the Red Devils a 7-0 lead. Both teams were forced to punt on their second posses sions of the game, but A v on Park looked to get things moving when they started their third drive of the game with four minutes left in the half on their own oneyard line after a beautiful spiral punt by T enor oc went out of bounds right before the right end zone pylon. That did not stop the Red Devils as they moved to the Tenoroc 28 on seven consecu tive runs. B ut the tur nover bug struck as a fumbled snap was recovered by Tenoroc to end Avon Parks drive. The two teams went into the intermission as Avon Park held a 7-0 lead. In the rst half, I thought we should have had at least three more touchdowns, stated Jackson. But we will take what we got and build and that. J.C. (Cobb) did real well and I thought our offensive BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-S SUn N S SPORTS E EDITOR OKEECHOBEE Nights like this might have been expected, though Lake Placids new head coach Jason Robinson didnt quite expect Fridays 47-0 loss at Okeechobee in the preseason Kickoff Classic. I knew there would be some tough nights, but I wasnt thinking in the 40s, he said. But they are a 6A school with a strong tradition and they were well pre pared. H aving just joined the team in early July, Robinsons rebuilding of the Dragons was on a very short timeline, but there were denitely ashes of his efforts dur ing this matchup The Brahmans took the opening kickoff and started from their own 23. Lamar Williams was stopped after a twoyard gain, though Drayton Billie got around the edge for a 15-yarder. Williams was stuffed for a no-gain on the next play and Drag on Tomico McKeithian chased down Jajuan Cherr y for z ero yards on the next. Brahmans too much for Dragons Dan Hoehne/News-SunMarquez Pride found little room to maneuver in trying to haul in this pass with double coverage from Brahmans Juanyae Ford, No. 15, and Jacob Emmerick, No. 11. Dan Hoehne/News-SunJohn Lowder, No. 11, is among a quartet of Dragon tacklers stopping this early Okeechobee run Friday night.Red Devils trounce Tenoroc James Taylor/News-SunAvon Parks JC Cobb ran for three touchdowns against the Tenoroc Titans as the Red Devils won Friday night at home 34-6. BY DAVID DEGENARO NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T MULBERRY Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes it rains, is one of the many memorable phrases uttered b y C rash Davis in the movie Bull Durham. But of the many, this was the most applicable to the situation the Sebring football squad found itself in F r iday night. There was a storm brewing in Mulber ry as the Blue Streaks and the M ulberr y Panthers were ready ing to battle in their K ickoff Classic An anxious Sebring squad all huddled outside the locker-room door trying to take the eld for war mups on their preseason opener for the 2014 season. They were soon told to retreat back into the locker room, how ever, as lightning shot acr oss the dar k and clouded skies. Players, disappointed in the news, tr udged back into the locker room, but not without the com ments of, come on let s get this thing going, I want to play. S ebr ing, coming off a 6-4 record a season ago, was pumped up to get things rolling as players would meander out of the locker room three differ ent times to stretch, thr o w and do what they could to just get ready for the game that they would never play. H eavy thunder stor ms surrounded the ar ea and lightning strikes were seen every minute or so, and the coaching staff for the S ebring squad was not willing to take any chances with the weather being the Blue Streaks, Panthers dousedSEE AP | A14SEE LP | A14SEE VB | A13SEE STR EE AKS | A13 vth> .1ST. is r0i 'fee' e:>`AOOOOA'limevil 'mo t 41glop-.__g


A12 | NEWSSS U nN | SS unday, August 24, 2014 COMING UPHigh School Volleyball Monday Lake Placid vs. Hardee, 6/7:30 p.m. Tuesday Lake Placid vs. DeSoto, 6/7:30 p.m. College Volleyball Tuesday SFSC at Florida College, 7 p.m. High School Swimming Tuesday Lake Placid Green and White Meet, 5:30 p.m. TODAYBI cC Y cC LING GOLF HIGH S cC HOOL FOOTBALL LITTLE LEAG uU E WO RLD SERIES MM LB NFL pP RESEASON WNBA pP LAYOFFS MONDAYMLB TENNIS TT UESDAYBASKETBALL MLB TENNIS SpSP ORTS OO N TV ScSC ORE BOARDMLBAmerican LeagueEast W L Pct GB Baltimore 73 53 .579 New Y ork 65 61 .516 8 Toronto 65 63 .508 9 Tampa Ba y 63 65 .492 11 Boston 56 72 .438 18 Central W L Pct GB Kansas City 71 56 .559 Detroit 68 58 .540 2 Cleveland 64 63 .504 7 Chicago 59 69 .461 12 Minnesota 57 70 .449 14 West W L Pct GB Los Angeles 76 51 .598 Oakland 75 52 .591 1 Seattle 69 58 .543 7 Houston 55 74 .426 22 Texas 49 78 .386 27 Frida ys Games Chicago Cubs 4, Baltimore 1 N.Y. Yankees 4, Chicago White Sox 3 Houston 5, Cleveland 1 Tampa Bay 8, Toronto 0 Seattle 5, Boston 3 Kansas City 6, Texas 3 Minnesota 20, Detroit 6 Oakland 5, L.A. Angels 3 Saturdays Games Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, late Tampa Bay at Toronto, late Detroit at Minnesota, 1st game, late Seattle at Boston, late Baltimore at Chicago Cubs, late Houston at Cleveland, late Kansas City at Texas, late Detroit at Minnesota, 2nd game, late L.A. Angels at Oakland Sundays Games Chicago White Sox (Sale 10-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 1-3), 1:05 / p.m. Houston (Oberholtzer 4-8) at Cleveland (Bauer 4-7), 1:05 / p.m. T ampa Bay (Archer 8-6) at Toronto (Hutchison 8-11), 1:07 / p.m. Seattle (Iw akuma 12-6) at Boston (Webster 3-1), 1:35 / p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 14-4) at Minnesota (Gibson 11-9), 2:10 / p.m. Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 6-6) at Chicago Cubs (W ada 3-1), 2:20 / p.m. Kansas City (J.V argas 10-5) at Texas (Mikolas 1-5), 3:05 / p.m. L.A. Angels (W eaver 13-7) at Oakland (Kazmir 14-5), 8:05 / p.m.National LeagueEast W L Pct GB Washington 73 54 .575 Atlanta 68 61 .527 6 Miami 64 63 .504 9 New Y ork 60 69 .465 14 Philadelphia 57 71 .445 16 Central W L Pct GB Milwauk ee 71 57 .555 St. Louis 69 58 .543 1 Pittsburgh 66 62 .516 5 Cincinnati 61 68 .473 10 Chicago 56 72 .438 15 West W L Pct GB Los Angeles 73 57 .562 San Francisco 68 59 .535 3 San Diego 59 68 .465 12 Arizona 54 75 .419 18 Colorado 50 77 .394 21 F ridays Games Chicago Cubs 4, Baltimore 1 San Francisco 10, Washington 3 Philadelphia 5, St. Louis 4 Atlanta 3, Cincinnati 1, 12 innings Pittsburgh 8, Milwaukee 3 Miami 13, Colorado 5 Arizona 5, San Diego 1 L.A. Dodgers 6, N.Y. Mets 2 Saturdays Games Baltimore at Chicago Cubs, late San Francisco at Washington, late St. Louis at Philadelphia, late Atlanta at Cincinnati, late Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, late Miami at Colorado, late San Diego at Arizona, late N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers, late Sundays Games Atlanta (Harang 10-7) at Cincinnati (Simon 12-8), 1:10 / p.m. San F rancisco (Vogelsong 7-9) at Washington (Strasburg 10-10), 1:35 / p.m. St. Louis (Master son 2-1) at Philadelphia (Wil liams 1-0), 1:35 / p.m. Pittsburgh (Wor ley 5-3) at Milwaukee (Fiers 3-1), 2:10 / p.m. Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 6-6) at Chicago Cubs (W ada 3-1), 2:20 / p.m. Miami (Hand 2-5) at Colorado (Bergman 0-2), 4:10 / p.m. N.Y Mets (B.Colon 11-10) at L.A. Dodgers (Correia 2-0), 4:10 / p.m. San Diego (K ennedy 9-11) at Arizona (C.Anderson 7-5), 4:10 / p.m.NFL PreseasonAMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF P A N.Y. Jets 2 1 0 .667 62 62 New England 2 1 0 .667 78 65 Miami 1 1 0 .500 30 30 Buffalo 1 2 0 .333 49 54 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 1 1 0 .500 32 39 Tennessee 1 1 0 .500 44 47 Jacksonville 1 2 0 .333 47 43 Indianapolis 0 2 0 .000 36 40 North W L T Pct PF P A Baltimore 2 0 0 1.000 60 33 Pittsburgh 1 2 0 .333 56 67 Cincinnati 0 2 0 .000 56 66 Cleveland 0 2 0 .000 35 37 West W L T Pct PF P A Denver 2 0 0 1.000 55 16 Kansas City 1 1 0 .500 57 67 San Diego 1 1 0 .500 41 48 Oakland 1 2 0 .333 54 67 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF P A N.Y. Giants 4 0 0 1.000 99 79 Washington 2 0 0 1.000 47 29 Philadelphia 1 2 0 .333 94 97 Dallas 0 2 0 .000 37 64 South W L T Pct PF PA Ne w Orleans 2 0 0 1.000 57 48 Atlanta 1 1 0 .500 23 42 Carolina 1 2 0 .333 53 66 Tampa Bay 0 2 0 .000 24 36 North W L T Pct PF P A Minnesota 2 0 0 1.000 40 34 Chicago 2 1 0 .667 60 81 Detroit 2 1 0 .667 52 51 Green Ba y 2 1 0 .667 68 48 West W L T Pct PF P A Seattle 2 1 0 .667 91 41 Arizona 1 1 0 .500 60 30 San F rancisco 0 2 0 .000 3 57 St. Louis 0 2 0 .000 31 47 Frida ys Games New England 30, Carolina 7 N.Y. Giants 35, N.Y. Jets 24 Detroit 13, Jacksonville 12 Green Bay 31, Oakland 21 Seattle 34, Chicago 6 Saturdays Games Tampa Bay at Buffalo, late Dallas at Miami, late Tennessee at Atlanta, late Washington at Baltimore, late Minnesota at Kansas City, late New Orleans at Indianapolis, late St. Louis at Cleveland, late Houston at Denver, late Sundays Games San Diego at San Francisco, 4 / p.m. Cincinnati at Arizona, 8 / p.m. SNAPs S HOTs S SPORTS LL ake Placid AA ll SS po rt Passes Lake Placid Lake Placid High SS chool announced immediate availability of AA llSS port P asses and football season tickets; enabling students, fans and suppor ters to purchase discounted passes to all home spor ting ev ents and reserved seating at home football games. MM any students and fans hav e already beneted from purchasing AA llSS port P asses. TT he AA llSS port P asses will grant admission to all regular season home contests hosted by Lake Placid High SS chool. TT he student AA llSS port P ass sells for $50 and the adult AA llSS port Pass sells for $75. TT he passes will al lo w Green DD ragon fans to attend regular season home contests at a gr eat discount o ver paying individual admission for each game. F ootball SS eason tickets are now available for all r egular season home football games. TT he season tickets allow fans to secure re served seating to all r egular season home football games (JV and Varsity). TT he cost for football season tickets is $35; however, if an indi vidual decides to pur chase an AA llSS ports pass, they can add reserved seating at Var sity football games for an additional $20. TT he AA llSS port P asses and Football season tickets can be pur chased in the front ofce at the high school. DD evil FF ootball t ickets AA V ONON P AA RK AA P H SS Football season tickets reserved seats, par king passes and sponsorship opportunities are now available. MM embership in the newly for med AA P H SS Football B ooster Club (the AA P TT ouchdown Club) is available for as low as $30 for the season. Contact Jeanna at (863) 449-1672, MM ela nie at (863) 449-1047 or email aptouchdo for mor e infor mation.Panther VV oll eyball seeks announcer AA V ONON P AA RK SS outh F lorida SS tate College is looking for an announcer for the 2014 home V olleyball season which consists of 11 matches MM atch times are 7 / p .m. and are mostly TT uesday and TT hursday nights, with the occa sional Friday. TT he announcer must be have some announcing experience, minor kno wledge of sound systems, and possess a high level of verbal enthusiasm. For more information please contact H eather SS chuber t in the Panther AA thletic department at (863) 784 7035. SFSSFS C FF all BB ase ball Clinics SS outh Florida SS tate C ollege will host two fall pitching and hitting clinics on SS atur days AA ug. 30 and SS ept. 6 fr om 9-11:30 / a.m. C amp has 30 pitching spots, and 30 hitting spots open for each day AA ges 5-14 for hitting clinic, ages 8-14 for pitching clinic. Cost is $25 per day for each camper. AA pplications and payment can be done the morning of the clinic. Call SS F SS C coach Rick Hitt to reserve your spot in the clinic today (863) 784-7036.Champions Club GG ol f TT ourn ey AA V ONON P AA RK TT his years 2nd AA nnual AA von P ark Champi ons Club golf tournament will be held at Riv er G reens Golf Club on SS aturday SS ept. 20, with an 8 / a.m. tee time. EE ntry fee is $60 per player and will include golf, cart, refreshments on the course, prizes and post-round meal in the clubhouse. Corporate level sponsorship of $275 will also include a business tee sign and four-person entry. Hole sponsorships are available for $50. AA ll pr oceeds go to benet the academic and athletic needs of AA von P ark schools. Contact tourney di rector Chet Brojek at cbr or call him at (863) 712-3524 to have an entry form sent to you. EE ntry deadline is MM onday, SS ept. 15, so get those teams to gether and join in the fun. GG reen DD rag on 5 KK L AA K EE PL AA CI DD TT he Lake P lacid High SS chool G reen DD ragons Cross Country team is having their 4th AA nnual G reen DD ragon 5K Run/Walk on SS aturday OO ct. 18, at 8 / a.m. P lease visit the high schools webpage for an entry form and more information. TT he cost is $20 and includes a DD ry -Fit shirt. AA ll K-12 students ar e $10. AA ll pr oceeds support this years team. This Date In BaseballAug. 241905 The Chicago Cubs beat the Phillies at Philadelphia 2-1 in 20 innings behind the complete game pitching of Ed Reulbach. 1940 Outelder Ted Williams pitched the last two innings for the Boston Red Sox against Detroit at Fenway Park. He allowed one run on three hits, but struck out Rudy York on three pitches. The Tigers, behind Tommy Bridges, won 12-1. 1951 St. Louis Browns owner Bill Veeck gave over 1,000 fans behind his dugout YES and NO placards, allowing them to have a part in the strategy of the game. The fans ashed the cards when asked by the coaches what the Browns should do and it worked as St. Louis beat the Philadelphia Athletics 5-3. 1971 Ernie Banks hit the 512th and nal home run of his career as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4. Banks shot came off Jim McGlothin in the rst inning 1975 Ed Halicki of San Francisco pitched a 6-0 no-hitter against the Ne w Y ork Mets to lead the Giants to a sweep of a doubleheader. On the same day Dave Lopes of Los Angeles stole his 38th consecutive base in the seventh inning against the Expos. Lopes streak w as snapped in the 12th inning by Gary Carter. 1989 After six months of denial, defense and delay, Cincinnati manager Pete Rose w as banned for life from baseball by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti for gambling. Rose, baseballs all-time hit leader and holder of 19 major-league records, signed a ve-page agreement with Giamatti in which he agreed to a lifetime penalty but did not admit to gambling on baseball. 2001 Colorado star ting pitcher Jason Jennings went 3-for-5 in his major league debut, including a homer and an RBI single, while giving up ve hits and striking out eight in a complete game shut out over the Mets, 10-0. The righthander became the rst pitcher in modern history to throw a shutout and hit a homer in his rst game. 2006 Boston beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 to hand rookie Jered Wea ver his rst loss. Weaver (9-1) was trying to become the third pitcher in major-league history to win his rst 10 decisions as a starter 2007 Greg Maddux became the rst pitcher to win 10 games in 20 consecutive seasons, tossing seven solid innings in the San Diego Padres 14-3 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies. 2011 Coco Crisp homered twice and dro ve in ve runs, going 4 for 4 with a three-run shot in the 10th that sent the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory. It was the second career multihomer game for Crisp, who went deep from both sides of the plate. 2012 Chris Davis hit three home runs and had four RBIs to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 6-4 win over Toronto. Davis hit solo shots off Carlos Villanueva in the second and fourth innings, then greeted Steve Delabar in the sixth with an opposite-eld, two-run drive to left eld. 2013 Adam Eaton hit a goahead double in the 18th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks outlasted the Philadelphia Phillies 12-7 in a record-setting, marathon game for both clubs. The teams combined to use 20 pitchers in a contest that ended at 2:12 / a.m. and took 7 hours, 6 minutes setting a mark for length of game for both teams. 2013 Detroits Max Scherzer outpitched Matt Harvey, striking out 11 and hitting a stunning RBI double that sent the Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets. Scherzer (19-1) joined Rube Marquard in 1912 and Roger Clemens in 2001 as the only major league pitcher s to win 19 of their rst 20 decisions in a season. Todays birthdays: Brett Gardner 31; Kevin Correia 34; Cal Ripken 54. JOHN PYE ASSOCIa A TED PRESS G OO L DD C OASTOAST AA ustralia TT he second coming of MM ichael P helps gained momentum with another gold medal at the P an Pacic championships on a night when UU SS teenager Katie Ledecky set yet another world record. TT he old and the new faces of world swim ming delivered on expectations SS atur day, with 29-year-old P helps follo wing up on his relay gold by winning his rst individual title since returning to inter national competition follo wing 1 y ears in r etirement. TT he most decor ated OO lympian in history won the 100-meter buttery in 51.29 seconds, edging long-time UU SS teammate R yan Lochte. It denitely feels good to have that sort of condence back to be able to do it in an individual event, Phelps said. What it does is really just guar antee me a spot on the world championships team next summer thats the biggest thing and most important thing. In the next nal, 17-year-old Ledecky won her fourth gold medal of the meet, lowering her world re cord in the 400 freestyle to 3 minutes, 58.37 seconds Ledecky was under world-r ecord splits for much of the r ace in an outdoor pool at the Gold Coast AA quat ic Centre, then slipped slightly behind the pace befor e powering home with a last lap of 29.30 seconds to shave 0.49 off the world mark she set at the UU SS na tionals on AA ug. 14. SS he also holds the world r ecords in the 800 and 1,500 freestyle events, and won all three titles at the last world championships. Its a great feeling. It never really gets old, Ledecky said of her run of records. I have some long-term goals. Were not quite there yet, but well get there. SS he still has the 1,500 meters to swim in AA us tralia, where she has alr eady won the 200, 800 and the 4x200-meter relay. TT yler Clary won the mens 200 backstroke to give the UU SS its thir d gold of the night, and 11th for the meet. AA ustralia was in sec ond spot with eight gold medals after winning the womens 100 buttery and 200 backstroke and nishing off the thir d day of competition with victor ies o v er the AA mer icans in the mens and womens 4x100 relays. AA licia C outts won the 100 buttery in 57.64 from Lu YY ing of China and AA mer ican Kendyl SS tewart, while B elinda Hocking led AA ustralian teammate EE mily SS ee bohm in a 1-2 nish in the backstroke with AA mer ican EE lizabeth B eisel edging teammate MM issy Fr anklin, the OO lympic and world champion, for br onze. ................................................................


www.newssun.comSunday, August 24, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A13 rfntbbrb AmazingHomes, AordablePrices rf ntbrt fb $ 99,500 $490permonthMortgageRate4.25%30YearLoan PrincipleandInterestOnly 3067122 AMERICAN GOLFCART Sales&Service 863-453-CART (2278) FamilyOwnedSince1981 2833Hwy27S.AvonPark EZ-GO Dontget stranded.Let TrojanGolf Cartbatteryget youhopping! NEW &USED Tires GoodPre-owned ElectricCarts Likeuson WEBUYOLD GOLFCARTS! rf n rfntbn rttnt trnt ntf nrtt bn 3076454 Lake Placid reclaimed it, despite another OHern kill, and w er e on the verge of the win at 24-22. But an OHern kill soon tied it and a Hannah Gotsch kill followed before Sebring gr abbed the 26-24 win. The back and for th continued most of the way through the third set as well, with the Dragons getting out to as much as a 13-8 lead. But back came the Streaks rolling off an other four-point run, soon follo w ed by their biggest run of the night with ve in a row to surge to an 18-15 lead. But then it was Lake Placid letting loose for a six-point streak, in cluding a Baldwin block, to get ahead 2319. S ebr ing broke the run, but another Dragon score had them at game point and a B aldwin kill ended it and made it a 2-1 match. B ut that loss did not sit well with the Lady Streaks and they were about to let that frustration out. A urr y of thr ee-, fourand ve-point runs started the fourth set and left Lake Placid oundering. They started getting too far ahead of them selves mentally instead of taking it one point at a time , Dragon head coach Charlotte Bauder said. They all freaked out and stopped talk ing. It was a snowball effect. The sno wball grew to show a 19-4 Sebring lead that could have had Lake Placid reeling in their sails. But their resilience soon showed as they steadied themselves and got back on track. Once we got our mojo back, we made it a game, Bauder said. Not quite to the de gree to where Sebrings lead was being thr eatened, but at least in making it a r espectable nal score. From the 19-4 decit, the Dragons outscored the Streaks 9-6 to provide for the 25-13 mar gin. Ov erall Im super proud of my girls. It was a great game to watch, Bauder said. My setters are coming around nicely and once they start connecting to our hitters, it is go ing to be awesome. The high-octane match also put a lot on display for Sinness to see. Both of my setters did a great job and our communication was gr eat, she said. We also got to see how deep we are with our hitters. Cadie had a great night, but we were getting contribu tions from a lot of different people as well. M o ving into the reg ular season for both teams S ebring travels to Okeechobee Thursday, Aug. 28, while the D r agons get their season started at home against H ar dee Mon day, Aug. 25, and DeSoto the following night befor e hitting the r oad at Clewiston Thursday. VB FROM PAGE A A 11 BY JAMES TA YY L OR NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T SEBRING After losing to Lake Placid on Tuesday in four games the A von Park Red Devils came back on Thursday to beat the Moore Haven Ter riers in the Sebring P r eseason Volleyball Classic in a ve set nail-biter 25-15, 1225, 25-22, 14-25 and 15-10. And though head coach Shane Wirries may have been happy with the win, he was not especially excit ed about the way his team played. The Lady D evils struggled at times against M oor e Haven in the win, with the T err iers outscoring the Red Devils 97-91 in total points. I told them after the rst game I was going to pull every one of them off and nd someone that wants to play, Wirries said. The intensity wasnt there, they acted like they didnt want to play. Ill pull girls up from JV, act like you want to play. Avon Park jumped out to a quick 7-2 lead in the rst game, only to lose that lead while giving up six consecu tive points. B oth teams battled back and forth to a 15-15 tie before Otisha Smith muscled up nine unansw er ed ser vice points to give the R ed D evils a 25-15, rst-game victory. The Red Devils continued their streak into the second game as they scor ed the rst ve points, only to let that lead swiftly evaporate as the Terriers w ent on a 7-2 r un to take a 9-7 lead. At 9-8, the Red Dev ils broke down both offensiv ely and defensiv ely as Moore Haven scored the next 11 points in building a 20-8 lead, en r oute to a 25-13 win. Game three had Moore Haven taking early leads of 4-1 and 10-5 before Avon Park slowly chipped away to tie the game at 14. With the game knot ted up at 19, the Red Devils w ent on a 5-1 run to win the game 25-22. The Red Devils would lapse again in the fourth game, never having the lead. The closest they got to Moore Haven was when the game was tied at four. Trailing 13-12, Avon Park gave up seven straight points to fall behind 20-12 and lost the game 25-14. In the fth and nal set, the Red Devils led early at 5-1 and held an eight-point lead with game point at 14-6. Moore Haven closed the gap to 14-10 before the Red Devils nally shut the door on the T erriers to win the nal set 15-10. One of our prob lems is that our setter fr om last y ear is gone, said Wirries. So we have one coming up from JV and one who has not played in a year. We are go ing to have to nd out who is going to take that spot. They both are going back and forth so I have to keep them both in, so we still have to gure that out. Another item Wirries may have to gure out is the health of Oti sha Smith, who was a consistent br ight spot for the Red Devils all evening, but hurt her knee in the nal game. Im hoping that she is okay, Wirries said. She has a bad knee and it keeps popping out, so I dont know how hurt she is right now. Moore Haven did not really hit the ball hard, Wirries added. They just dont give up on a play. In my opinion, it should not have been that close. Im happy with the win, but we are mak ing a lot of mistakes, so in that aspect I am not pleased with the performance. Otisha Smith and Imani Tate led Avon Park with eight kills apiece while Smith had seven aces and Tate added ve more. Kystal Rivera and Aaliya Eastburn com bined for 83 digs, Rivera with 42 and Eastburn with 41. K eunna R obinson posted four kill shots and Victoria Trejo led the team with 28 assists. A v on Park will play their rst regular season game at home against the H ar dee Wildcats on Thursday.Lady Devils tame Terriers James Taylor/News-SunAvon Parks Acuria Smith (10) blocks this Moore Haven scoring attempt Thursday night.way it was. Mulberry was also ready for this preseason battle as the stands w er e full and the team as well was trying to sneak out of the locker room in hopes of getting the game started. After an hour anda-half delay, ofcials called the game as they saw a ferocious wall of rain rolling in on course for the football eld. With this, the Streaks will get the regular sea son started Friday, Aug. 29, at home against J upiter Christian at 7:30 / p .m. It seemed tting as the team buses started to make their way out of the school parking lot, a streak of light ning ashed in the backgr ound and the sky opened up and the rain poured down. So it seems the rain always does follow after the streaks. STREAKS FROM PAGE A A 11 Dan Hoehne/News-SunShannon Huber uses her exibility to get this dig Thursday in a wildly entertaining Preseason Classic nale. I oo_ IBD2 K D M-BDBD3 LIV GAPORCHILEFacebook


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Sitting on the Titans 36, quarterback Adar ius Council connected with Ahmaad Smith do wn the left sideline for a 35-yard gain. Cobb scored his third touchdown of the game on the next play, bulling in from the one. Avon Park led after three quarters 20-0 af ter the extra point was blocked. The R ed D evils added two more touchdowns in the nal quar ter The rst being a nine-yard run by Gor don and the second being a one-yar der b y Brandon Hipps. In between those two touchdowns, Tenoroc got on the board, cour tesy of a four-yard r un b y Jordan Holder as Avon Park won the game 34-6. Our defense was swarming tonight and I loved seeing that, Jackson noted. That is something that we have not seen here in a while. Defense wins championships, of fense wins games. We had some good hits and some good licks out there. Despite the loss, Tenorocs rst-year head coach Chris Da vidson saw some positives out of his team. T eneroc football has only won eleven games in six years and this is my rst year here, he said. We pretty much got a lot of what we expected. I am not disappointed, Davidson continued. The things that hurt us the most were mental errors, turnovers, missed assignments and a few other things They are all correctable errors and this was a good experience for us. When w e watch the lm on Monday, we will be able to pinpoint specific things that will make us better Avon Park will be preparing to face Frost proof at home this Friday to start the regular season. D espite F rostproof being dominant over the past few years, Jackson believes Frost proof will be the measuring stick by which to gauge his team mo ving for ward. I don t think our guys will back down from anybody said Jackson. And we are going to get after them for 48 minutes. As for the past, Jack son stated that they do not look behind. E verything is in front of us and we are going to try to build this football program back to the glory it was when you had Coach Rewis, Ronnie Jackson and those guys here. AP FROM PAGE A A 11 James Taylor/News-SunAvon Park freshman James Beck (85) played with the varsity Friday night and did not disappoint as he mounted pressure on the Tenoroc quarterback and stripped the ball here to cause a turnover.Billie did manage a near 10-yard run, but Okeechobee was inches short of the rst do wn at mideld and would go for it. But Jake Baker ashed into the backeld and took down quar terback B randon Shockley to turn the ball over. That was a positive right off the bat, Robinson said. Stopping them on that four th down, and then just a little later, getting an interception. That came on the Brahmans third se ries when McKeithian stepped in front of a S hockley pass in the at. But it was on Okeechobees second possession that cracks began to be seen. Shockley hit Cher ry on a swing pass for a 53-yar d scor ing scamper at the 7:15 mark for a 6-0 lead. The D r agon offense was having a tough time getting on track, but the Brahmans were nding their rhythm. Starting on their own 14 on their next series, Okeechobee saw Billie break off runs of 41 and 27 yards and eventual ly an eight-yard touchdown run from Williams with 3:35 left in the rst for a 13-0 lead. Then, in the waning seconds of the per iod, kicker Jarrett Mills split the uprights on a 35yard eld goal to nudge the lead to 16-0. Three more scores came in the second quarter on a Terrence Boswell fumble recov ery and return, a Williams 47-yard touchdown run and a 29-yar d eld goal fr om Mills for a 33-0 lead heading into the half. Things fell apart for us in that second period, especially, Robinson said. And thats wher e our depth, or lack of, comes into play against a bigger team like this. At times Id look out at the defense and see ve freshmen out there, he continued. The defense lost track of their assignments a little bit, would try to do too much, which would leave a hole somewhere else. A 13-yard Cher ry touchdown at the 7:40 mar k of the thir d brought on the running clock for the remainder of the game. There were just a lot of little things, Rob inson said. Missed r eads missing assignments, some trouble with ex changes but those are things we can work on and will get better. Next up is the Drag ons season and home opener against C elebr ation Friday, Aug. 29. LP FROM PAGE A A 11 LABOR DAY SALES EVENT%levqqit, CHRY3LCR 27WELLSMOTOR COMPANY 1600 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825453-6644 1-888-896-5846


L IVING BSunday, August 24, 2014 Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesFAMILY FEATURES Americans love barbequing. Theres something great about inviting friends and family over, ring up the grill, sitting back and eating a juicy burger with veggies in the backyard. In fact, nearly six out of 10 Americans plan to grill more than 15 times this summer, according to a survey conducted by Bank of America. A large majority 90 percent equate barbequing with entertaining. This summer, celebrity chef Michael Symon from the Food Network and ABCs The Chew, is partner ing with Bank of America to share tips for hosting a stress-free barbeque.Party preppingAccording to Symon, kitchen prep is the secret to a successful barbeque. A Bank of America survey found that seven out of 10 Americans will invite ve to 15 guests to their summer gatherings so its easy to get bogged down in hosting duties and miss out on the fun. Hosting a barbeque is about be ing outside with your friends and shouldnt be stressful, thats why its important to do as much food and party prep in advance as possible. The more you can prepare before your guests arrive, the more you can enjoy your party. For instance, Symon advises that hosts pre-mix a batch of their fa vorite cocktail so guests can serve themselves throughout the day and hosts can focus on getting food on the grill. Whats for dinner?Hamburgers are the most popular barbeque entree for Americans (45 percent), followed by steaks (26 percent). If youre looking to get more creative with these common entrees or want to branch out and try something new, check out the website that will send you in the right culinary direction. With a web communi ty of more than 100 online contributors, SeriousEats caters to every level of foodie. For instance, the site has an impressive catalog of recipes to spice up your grilling to create the ultimate Sriracha burger, master bar bequed meatballs or try your hand at watermelon on the grill. Once your guests are wowed, but before the plate is bare, show off your culinary masterpieces to Sy mon on SeriousEats by using the hashtag #123BBQ on your social media posts. Get inspired by viewing what other Americans have already cooked and visit http://www.SeriousEats. com/123BBQ.Be a good guestEvery good guest knows to bring some thing to the party, whether its a bottle of wine or dessert. However one out of 10 guests admits they are very likely to bring a store-bought dish to a barbeque and claim its homemade. Instead of bbing, nd a simple recipe online or help out with refreshments instead.Mastering the budgetHalf of Americans think that the hardest part of planning a bar beque is staying within budget. Thats why planning and prioritizing play an important role in keeping costs down. Consider the following ways some people are trimming costs, without sacri c ing quality and a vor: Buy in bulk (cited by 53 percent of respondents) Use coupons (cited by 45 percent of respondents) Ask guests to bring items (39 per cent of respondents) Buying generic or sale brands (29 percent of respondents) Other ways to manage costs include writing a grocery list before going to the store to avoid overbuy ing and creating your own rubs and sauces. An insiders tip known to chefs and regular cooks is to befriend your butcher. This is the most effective way to learn about differ ent cuts of meat and make savings as your butcher will let you know when your favorite cuts will be on sale. To see Michael Symon in action, watch his summer BBQ videos at ats. Cosmic Yogurt: Who can resist the valley of sin?BUSINESS, B4 ra.THE ART OF Americans Master Rewarding Ways to BBQCheck BARBEQUING 1 what Americans have on the menu this summerMore than half of Americans (56%o)plan to barbeque more than 15 timesthis summerWhat's cooking?d: r 1Hamburgers (45%) are the followed b y steaks (26%)most common barbeque entreeWho's cooking?/.h 87% of men 39% of womenlob PI_ say that they take on cooking responsibilities' The majority of both men and women (61 %)are self-taught when it comes to barbequingCan you handle the truth?One out of ten (10%) Americans admitthey are very likely to bring a store-boughtdish to a barbeque and claim it's homemadeKeeping them entertainedHosts keep theirguests occupied with:(in order of popularity)0 music n90% of Americans feel that 0 games 0barbequing is synonymouswith entertaining 0 swimming10 Barbeque Budgeting 101Half of Americans (50%) think the hardestpart of planning a barbeque is staying within budgetHow do Americans control costs? (in order of popularity):0Z0% 09%. 04/buy in use ask guests co buy generic/buk coupons brng items sale items43%of people use their rewards credit card to help pay for groceriesShow us how you BBQ by posting your pits with #1 231313Q.View tagged photos at 23BBQ'.114 respondents surveyed inApril 2014 02014 Bank otAnenra Corporaton


B2 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, August 24, 2014 DEAR ABBY: My future son-in-law recently moved in with us for financial reasons. Hes 27 and a nice guy, but hes a habitual knuckle-cracker. He cracks every finger of each hand twice (back and forth) every half-hour or so. He also cracks his neck and wrists, but less frequently. As an added bonus, my daughter is also beginning to crack HER knuckles now. I am sensitive to noise (loud chewing, gum cracking), but I dont want to cause him more stress (hes also a nail-biter), so I keep my mouth shut. Its driving me crazy! What do you suggest? PATTY IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR PATTY: Knuckle-cracking, like nail-biting, is a nervous habit that has been known to defuse anxiety. While it may be crazymaking to listen to, unless its a symptom of an underlying nervous disorder, the practice is relatively harmless. (In some people, it has caused swelling of the joints or swelling of the hands, so mention that to your daughter.) Because you are sensitive to noises which your daughter should already know talk to her and her fiance and ask that when the impulse strikes, they walk out of earshot. Because they are living under your roof, they should respect your request. DEAR ABBY: I married my husband more than a year ago, and I want a child more than anything in the world. We have been trying since our wedding, but every month I get depressed when I find out Im not pregnant. Everyone says I shouldnt think about it, and I try not to. But I am becoming more and more depressed with each month that passes. Do you have any advice for dealing with these feelings? Or something I can occupy my time with rather than obsessing? (It sure isnt helping the situation!) ANXIOUS IN FLORIDA DEAR ANXIOUS: What everyone is telling you is far less important than what your OB/GYN has to say about your situation. Because you have been married for a year without being able to conceive, both you and your husband should be talking to doctors. You may have a correctable condition that prevents you from becoming preg nant, or he may have a low sperm count. Distraction isnt what you need right now; what you need are answers. DEAR ABBY: I have a small home-based business making baking extracts that I sell at our local farmers market. Occasionally, a patron will look over my stock and ask me how I make them. I am unsure how to answer the question in a way that wont have a negative impact on future sales. Baking extracts are not difficult to make, but the process is time-consuming and the ingredients are expensive. I dont want to give away the details of my production process, yet I dont know how to say so without seeming rude. Any ideas? PERPLEXED IN THE EAST DEAR PERPLEXED: Smile at the questioner and reply, That would be giving away trade secrets but I can share one of them: I make them all with love.Knuckle-cracking habit brings calm and craziness to family DEAR ABBY Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phil lips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby. com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. WEEKLY HOROSCOPEARIES Aries, exercise caution when expressing your needs. It can be difcult to stop when you are drumming up so much excitement. Now is not the time to take a risk. TAURUS Taurus, you may have overex tended yourself this week. You didnt realize you had taken on so much until it was too late, but there is still time to backtrack. GEMINI Gemini, committing to a daily routine can have a strong impact on your overall health. Consider tailoring a new routine for your self, and youll reap the healthy rewards. CANCER Take things slow with a budding relationship this week, Cancer. You dont want to go too fast and nd yourself in over your head. Let things develop gradually. LEO Leo, carefully consider any offer that seems too good to be true this week. While the person making the offer is not ill-intentioned, you still must exercise caution. VIRGO Big ideas sweep in this week and leave you with a lot of inspiration, Virgo. Dont get too lost in fantastical ideas, though. Wait a little bit before nalizing plans. LIBRA Err on the side of caution with regard to spending this week, Libra. You have to save up for a bigger purchase thats on the horizon, so try to save as much as you can now. SCORPIO Scorpio, only now do you realize how much you have on your plate. Think about postponing a getaway until your schedule is less packed and you can enjoy the trip even more. SAGITTARIUS Sagittarius, turn work into play and things will move along that much more quickly. Split up the tasks at hand with a friend or colleague, and the week will y by. CAPRICORN Capricorn, even though you dont have much time for your self, you feel compelled to spend more time with others. Make some time for yourself as well. AQUARIUS Aquarius, you secretly enjoy when others come to you for advice. Think carefully before making any suggestions, and your friends will be more appreciative because of it. PISCES Now is the time to further your studies, Pisces. Figure out how to nance a return to school and make the most of the opportunity.Now is the time to further your studies, Pisces FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS Aug. 24: John Green, Author (37); Aug. 25: Blake Lively, Actress (27); Aug. 26: Melissa McCarthy, Comic actress (44); Aug. 27: Cesar Millan, Dog Trainer (45); Aug. 28: LeAnn Rimes, Singer (32); Aug. 29: Jay Ryan, Actor (33); Aug. 30: Cliff Lee, Athlete (36). 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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, August 24, 2014 BUSINESS SEBRING Only a month into its existence, Cosmic Yogurt is aiming to bring delicious yogurt to customers. The independently owned shop is located north on U.S. 27, right between Avon Park and the Sun N Lake area. Manager Charles Damron spoke for the shops owner, who declined to be named and said the story was not about him it was about the yogurt. Damron said the main motivation for Cosmic Yogurt was that the owner really likes yogurt. He wanted something fun and friendly, Damron said. Hes got a little area for kids, with movies playing and a play area. There are 15 avors of Cosmic Yogurt available at the shop and all of them are under the Honey Hill brand, which Damron said is fairly healthy. In addition, they want to begin incorporating more smoothies into the menu soon. However, the myriad of toppings available for the yogurt is where things may get a little hairy for those worried about eating healthy foods, Damron said. The toppings range from strawberries, peaches and assorted other fresh fruit to Heath bar chips, crushed Snickers bars and bits of birthday cake. You can go as healthy or as sinful as you want, Damron said. I call (the fattening toppings) the valley of sin. Youre alright until you get there. After all, the choice of whether or not to gorge on a mountain of candy and sweets with your yogurt is precious. Cosmic Yogurt is at 7409 U.S. 27 N. Their hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. The phone number is 863-658-2309.BY LARRY GRIFFINSTAFF WRITERCosmic Yogurt aims for the stars LARRY GRIFFIN/NEWS-SUNA selection of some of the candy toppings that Cosmic Yogurt manager Charles Damron called the valley of sin due to the nutritional value of the toppings. Customers can buy yogurt for 49 cents per ounce. A selection of fresh fruit and other toppings to go on your yogurt at Cosmic Yogurt. Located at 7409 U.S. Highway 27 N., Cosmic Yogurt opened in July and is aiming to bring delicious yogurt to customers. Starting this fall term, South Florida State College students will be able to access course resources and campus information securely on their smartphones or tablets thanks to the development of SFSCs new mobile application for Android, Blackberry, and Apple devices. The mobile app, Panther Den D2L, will allow students to access infor mation such as their course content, calendar, grades, discussion boards, quizzes, library information, directory information, weather, SFSC social media, and campus maps. They can receive notications for updated grades, course, and campus news using their own mobile devices. Mobile applications have demonstrated their ability to engage students and facilitate better communication with faculty and staffprospective students now expect colleges to offer one, said Dr. Chris Van Der Kaay, chief information ofcer at SFSC. The college conduct ed a student focus group prior to the product search phase and most were supportive of the college securing a mobile application. It will provide a far more convenient way for students to participate in their classes via the colleges learning management system. The college reviewed several mobile application products, and the Desire2Learn Mobile Application Campus Life was the only one that seamlessly integrated with SFSCs learning management system, Dr. Van Der Kaay said. SFSCs mobile app will give students and faculty the power to engage with the college, college resources, support services, faculty, and their courses on their own terms avoiding typical navigation and loading issues that often arise from Web browsers on mobile devices. To get the app, students and staff must access their mobile devices app store and search for South Florida State College, then download the app. Students can log into the mobile app using their existing account credentials for Panther Central. It is anticipated that the mobile app will be available sometime around Sept. 1. Many opportunities are available for students to engage with content through a variety of media, said Melanie Jackson, director of electronic learning at SFSC. Twenty-rst century classrooms have evolved, and this generation of students prefer to use mobile devices in their educational pursuits. For several years the mobile application of D2L has been available for faculty, Jackson said. This gives them the ability to access any of their courses from their mobile device just as they would from their ofce PC. 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Sunday, August 24, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 BUSINESS SEBRING The projected labor force was down and the number of employed appeared to take a dip which added up to a big jump in the July unemployment figure for Highlands County. According to figures released by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 38,131 people in the work force hin Highlands County last month, down from Junes projected 39,303 workers. Employed individuals also was down from 36,369 in June to 34,877 last month. That all translated into an 8.5 percent July jobless rate, up from 7.5 percent unemploy ment in June. Although the July unemployment numbers were better than July of 2013, when an estimated 9.3 percent of the labor force was out of work, it was not as good as the national or statewide seasonally adjusted estimate of 6.2 percent. In fact, CareerSource Heartland Public Information Officer Alan Grimes said that July traditionally represents the bottom-most point of the season for employment in the Heartland. July and August is the time of year we traditionally have the least amount of hiring activity, he said. Nevertheless, Grimes reported that Wednesdays recruiting event for the Comfort Keepers program was well attended. We had about 20 people in our resource room filling out applications and interviewing, he said. Additionally, Grimes said there were other jobs available, including openings in the medical field, for drivers with CDL licenses and a number of office positions. We have spots for bookkeepers, accountants and even some sales representatives, he said. But for retail and agriculture, theres not much hiring for those types of jobs right now. Statewide, transpor tation and utility sector again had the highest job gains. Construction, leisure and hospitality, professional and business services as well as financial activities also were in the plus sector. Walton and Monroe counties had the lowest July unemployment rate in the Sunshine State at 3.9 percent, while Hendry had the highest at 12.5 percent. Highlands was ranked in the ninth position for joblessness in the state last month, tied with Indian River County.County jobless rate jumpsBy BARRY FOSTERNEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENTSEBRING The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce celebrated a milestone Thursday, honoring Rent A Wreck as its 500th member with a special visit from chamber President & CEO Liz Barber The honor was a surprise to owners David and Monica Meier, who had no idea they were becoming a major milestone when they joined the chamber. Its almost divine intervention that we ended up here in Sebring, David Meier said. In 2003, we moved to the area and were still not sure how we ended up here. However, were really happy we did. We love it here, and people are so inviting and supportive of our new business. Weve been amazed at how quickly our business has already begun to grow. Weve already begun to add cars to our fleet to serve our growing customer base. Were beyond our projections so far, and were thrilled. Monica Meier shared that they opened their doors on June 2, and their customers are one of their best assets. They come back over and over, and we think that helps us set the bar high. David Meier said that the thing that sets them apart from other car rental companies is that a customer can rent a car 24 hours a day, seven days a week, not just during typical business hours. A lot of the time, when people need a car at night (or) on weekends, it doesnt always happen during usual business hours. With us, were there when the customer needs us, period. They know if they call us, well be there to help. Rent A Wreck is at 3642 U.S. 27 S. Call 863-471-0701.Sebring Chamber of Commerce marks 500th memberSPECIAL TO THE NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOSebring Rent A Wreck owners David and Monica Meier were surprised to learn they had set a major mark for the Sebring Chamber of Commerce when they joined, becoming the 500th member. AVON PARK Youve got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. Starting Your Business is a class that teaches just that. From how to deter mine feasibility and legal structure to the type of license you will need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started. This seminar is customized for start-ups in DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands County; including the cities of Lake Placid, Sebring, Avon Park, Arcadia, and Wauchula. Starting Your Business is a free seminar presented by the Small Business Development Center at USF. It is designed for persons thinking of starting a small business or who have started a business and want to make sure they did it cor rectly. 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B6 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, August 24, 2014 RELIGION PLACES TO WORSHI PPlaces to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 596.ANGLIC ANNew L ife A nglican Fellowship, 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.ASSEMB L Y OF G ODC hrist Fellowship C hurch (A ssembly of God), 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 471-0924. First A ssembly of God, 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, Roy al Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.BAPT I STA von Park L akes Baptist C hurch, 22600 N. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, 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 avail able. 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. Bethany Baptist C hurch (GARBC ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (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., and eve ning worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen min istry and the Catylist class (20s+) 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 ofce at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist C hurch, 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. Fellowship Baptist C hurch, 1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sun day: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/ Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail:; Web site, First Baptist C hurch of A von Park, N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Dr. Howard Le man, associate pastor; Matthew Price, ministor of youth, 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 Activi ties, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m.; Ignite, 7:30 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. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Jose phine, 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. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Plac id, 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 din ner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required dinner is not held during the summer). 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 www.fb First Baptist C hurch of L orida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sun day 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 informa tion about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. First Baptist C hurch, S ebring, 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 www.fbse Florida A venue Baptist C hurch, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., Avon Park, 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 and youth at 6 p.m. and for adults at 6:30 p.m. I ndependent Baptist C hurch, 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sun day worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L eisure L akes Baptist C hurch, 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 Meet ing and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist C hurch (GARBC) 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 3824301. Parkway Free Will Baptist C hurch, 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-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 2143025. Afliated with the National As sociation of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S parta R oad Baptist C hurch, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. 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. For information, call 382-0869. S outhside Baptist C hurch (GARBC) 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. Wednesda y: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nurs ery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Ofce phone, 3850752. S pring L ake Baptist C hurch, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valen cia Road; 655-2610. 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 Ser vice, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S unridge Baptist C hurch, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Val erie, 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 ATHO LICO ur L ady of Grace C atholic C hurch, 595 E. Main St., Avon Park, 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. 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 atherine C atholic C hurch, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish ofce/mail ing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email,; website, School Ofce/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email School ofce hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Fri day. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; 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 Cen ter), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: MondayFriday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:157:45 a.m. rst Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday. Of ce Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. S t. James C atholic C hurch, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 4653215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Sunday 8 a..m. and 10 a.m. year round. Saturday Vigil 4 p.m. Week days 9 a.m. Holy days 9:30 a.m. (Vigil evening before at 7 p.m.) First Saturday of each month: Healing Mass, 9 a.m.C HR I ST IANC ornerstone C hristian C hurch, (Saxon Hall) 1003 W. 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 ebring C hristian C hurch, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher. Kristy Marvin, Childrens Director. Youth Minister Blake Rushing. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Alzheimers Care givers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Phone 382-6676. First C hristian C hurch (Disciples of C hrist), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (cor ner 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. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.C HR I ST IAN & M ISSION ARY A LLI A NC ET he A lliance C hurch of S ebring, 451 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 HUR C H OF BRETHRE NC hurch of the Brethren, 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 HUR C H OF C HR I STA von Park C hurch of C hrist, 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 Wednes day, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. H eartland church of C hrist, Lakeshore Mall Suite 42 (outside entrance), 901 U.S. Highway 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m. Evange list Carl Ford, (863) 402-2159. L ake Placid C hurch of C hrist, 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 www.thelordsway. com/lakeplacidcofc/. S ebring Parkway C hurch of C hrist, 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.; Wednes day Bible Class, 7 p.m. C HUR C H OF G ODC hurch on the R idge, 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 HUR C H OF N AZARE NEFirst C hurch of the Nazarene of A von Park P.O. Box 1118., Avon Park, 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. Wednes day evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. If you need any more information, call 4534851. C hurch of the Nazarene of L ake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednes day evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pending. Call 446-1339. Pastor Tim Taylor.C HUR C HES OF C HR I ST IN C HR I ST IAN U NI ON C ommunity Bible C hurch C hurches of C hrist in C hristian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), Avon Park. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activi ties 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 ser vice, 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.EP ISC OPA LE piscopal C hurch of the R edeemer A von Park, 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.; Bible study Wednesday at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Come and worship with us; we would love to meet you. Church of ce, 453-5664; fax, 453-4853. Visit us at our website at Email redeemer1895@aol. com. Call the thrift store for hours open and donation pick up at 6649668 or 453-5664. S t. A gnes E piscopal C hurch, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Servic es: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Nursery available for the 10 a.m. service. Wednesday Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church ofce 385-7649, for more information. S t. Francis of A ssisi A nglican E piscopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Worship: Summer Sunday schedule, June 1-Sept. 1, 2014: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.. Sunday School at 10 a.m. Wednesday Worship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Commu nion with Healing. Call the thrift store for hours open 699-0221.EVA NG ELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMER ICAT he C hurch of the Way EF CA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunda1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednes days. 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. Ofce Phone: 4716140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ Web site: www.TheWayChurch.orgG RA C E BRETHRE NGrace Brethren C hurch, 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, prime-tim ers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at N DE NTFirst C hristian C hurch, 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.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.INTERDE N OM IN AT IONAL World H arvest and R estoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd.,(non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, 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 UTHERANA tonement L utheran C hurch ( ELCA) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. Rev. Sharon Dorr and Deacon David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leaders, alternating Sundays. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the rst Sunday of each month after the service. Council meet ing is on the rst 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 fam ily. 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. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sun day 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 Faith L utheran C hurch LCMS ,2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring; Church phone: 385-7848; Faith Child Development Center: 385-3232. Sunday Worship Service: 9 a.m. Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 10 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 10 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. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lu theran Churches, 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 385-2346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Con gregation 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 esurrection L utheran C hurch ELCA, 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday worship 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship Service is at 7 p.m. Open Communion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. 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 rst and third Sunday. Childrens Church scheduled during worship service, 4-year-olds through fth 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 ofce at 465-5253 or visit the website at Other activities and groups include: Choir ; Ladies Guild and L WML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies; Trinity Tots Pre-school, and Youth Group.NON -DE N OM IN AT IONALBible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, Songs signed rst & second Worship services. First Worship Service 9 a.m.; Second Wor ship Service 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and S.S. classes both hours. Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church ofce 385-1024. Website: Calvary Church, 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. Christian Training Ministries Inc., 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, lindadowning@live. com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: Crossroads of Life,148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863-655-9163. The place of your Di vine 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 C ontinued on next page


Sunday, August 24, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 CROSSWORD SOLUTION I opened the map and began to peruse it to nd the town I was looking for. The old atlas map said large print,but you could have fooled me. To narrow down my search, I ipped to the back to see what coor dinates it gave ... only to be amazed by still smaller print. There is just so far you can hold a map out and still be able to nd your way! Our next tool for the car was a magnifying glass in the glove compartment. Now, when I search, the towns pop out clearly and its so much easier to nd our way. It also reminded me how precious my eyesight is. Ive worn glasses with prisms for about 39 years, a remedy that corrected a muscle imbalance that was affecting my daily activities. Slowly but surely, I needed progressive lenses to accommodate the need for clearer reading and general sight. Time marches on and so do some of our former strengths (though lately, my focus amazingly improved, lessening how many prisms I need. That miracle of Gods grace is another story). However, it opened my eyes to recognizing the delicate balance in eye health and spiritual sight, too. How well do we care for our eyes or our bodies in general? How much do we appreciate the gifts of sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch? How often do we magnify the Lord for the intricacies of his creation, enlarging his Person and character for others to see? When it seems the print is getting smaller, often its our diminishing perception. Sometimes we may feel like God is far away. We cant hear, see, touch or connect with him. Has he moved? Is he disinterested? No! Magnication is the answer. Our relationship becomes diminished if we do not use the magnifying glass of Bible study, singing praises to Almighty God and conversing with him through prayer. What had once been large and clear becomes small and indistinguishable. The Bible says in Psalm 34:3, NKJV, Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together. The Psalmist starts out blessing the Lord at all times, declaring that hell boast in the Lord for the benet of others. He reminds us to use our senses totaste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the man who trusts in Him. (vs. 8b). So magnify him today. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent.Is the print getting smaller? Jan MeropPAUSE & CONSIDER RELIGION CINCINNATI A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to ben et the ALS Association, saying the groups funding of embryonic stem cell research is in direct conict with Catholic teaching. Jim Rigg, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, told the schools in a letter Tuesday to immediately cease any plans to raise funds for the association and to instead direct donations to another organization that combats ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease also known as Lou Gehrigs disease that causes paralysis and almost certain death. The Catholic Church relates the use of embryonic stem cells in research to abortion and says it violates the sanctity of human life. The use of adult stem cells in research is not forbidden by Catholic teaching. We certainly appreciate the compassion that has caused people all over the country, certainly including many Catholics, to be interact ing and engaging in a fun way to support ALS research, diocese spokesman Dan Andriacco said Thursday. But its a well-established moral principle that not only the ends be good, but the means must be good, too. Carrie Munk, a spokeswoman for the ALS Association, said her group largely funds adult stem cell research but does fund one study involving embryonic stem cells using money from one specic donor. She said all donors to the ALS Association can stipulate where their money goes and can ask that it not pay for embry onic stem cell research. Munk said she hasnt heard of other Catholic dioceses recommending against donating to the group. The diocese said schools could participate in the ice bucket challenge, but any money raised should be directed to groups like the John Paul II Medical Research Institute in Iowa City, Iowa, which conducts pro-life driven research, according to its website. Don Clemmer, a spokesman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said that the group views the Cincinnati dioceses actions as a local matter and that his organization has not issued any directives to its bishops discouraging donations to the ALS Association. John Di Camillo, staff ethicist at the Philadelphia-based National Catholics Bioethics Center, said his organization is working on a statement about the ice bucket challenge and the moral controversy that has arisen in the church as a result. We have no authority to direct the decisions of any person or entity that seeks our input, he said. We only provide our moral opinion, which the person or entity is free to accept or reject, entirely or in part. Rigg, the superintendent of schools for the diocese, and a principal at one of the schools took the ice bucket challenge in front of bleachers of students Thursday, and both men are contributing to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute, Andriacco said. He said two high schools also took the challenge Thursday and a third is planning one, and any money raised will go to the institute in Iowa. The tens of thousands of people who have taken the ice bucket challenge douse themselves with freezing water and post videos of the stunt on social media sites to raise awareness for ALS. The challenge has gone viral and participants have included professional athletes, celebrities and politicians.Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challengeBY AMANDA LEE MYERSASSOCIATED PRESS 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 fel lowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Faith & Familylife Worship Center, Pas tors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor invite you to discover one of Sebrings hidden treasures at 2349 U.S. 27 South (Banyan Plaza off Sparta Road and Lake Jackson). We provide biblical solutions for everyday challenges through our multicultural worship services available on Sundays at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Child care is available for all who attend. For more information, all 385-1800. Plan your first visit. Matthew 7:7 says, Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Our guests are very important, so please let us know how we can meet your need by emailing Our mission at Faith & Familylife is centered around Restoring Lives, Families and Communities. Grace Bible Church, 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 Pro grams, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. Highlands Community Church, 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. New Beginnings Church of Sebring, worshiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pas tor 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. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church, 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 www.juanitafolsomministries. com. Union Church, 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. Wednes day 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 www.wea Unity Life Enrichment Centre,new loca tion, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@ Web site, www.unityofse 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.PRESBYTERIANCovenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 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. Childrens/Youth Group, 6-7 p.m. Sunday. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail:; Web site: Ofce hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Avon Park First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on La Grande), Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 4533242. 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 Wednes day; choir practice, 6 p.m. each Wednesday; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Sunday; 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. Lake Placid First Presbyterian Church, ARP,, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 9 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:10 a.m. In addition, childrens church (K-2nd grade) will be provided during the 11 a.m. worship service, and childrens junior church (3rd-5th grade) is at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nurs ery available), Youth Group (6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Sebring First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 385-0107. Email:, Rev. Dar rell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Wor ship Service, 11 a.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. A nursery is available during worship. Call the church ofce for more information and other classes. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 8:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Nursery available. Session meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month, September through June. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. rst Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Adult Bible study is Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Pastors: John and Harriet Davis. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@, Web site, http://slpc.em ADVENTISTAvon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarq, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Communi ty Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the rst Sunday of each month. Senior Pas tor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Acad emy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. 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.THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTSThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Sebring Ward, 3235 Grand Prix Dr. Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 273-2284 Steve Austin, Bishop; Del Murphy, 1st counselor, Laris Keefer, 2nd Counselor. Family Histo ry Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meetings, 9:00-10:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 10:20-11:00 a.m.; Priesthood/ Relief Society, 11:10: to 12:00 noon; Primary for children, 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon; Youth Activities: Wednesdays 7:00-8:20 p.m. Scouts; First and third Wednesdays 7:008:20 p.m.; Activity Days 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Lake Placid Branch, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 399-9066 Mark Swift, Branch President, Allen Short, 1st counselor, Dan Ressler 2nd counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Ser vices: Sacrament Meeting 1:00 -2:10 p.m.; Gospel Doctrine 2:20-3:00 p.m.; Priesthood/ Relief Society Meetings, 3:10-4:00 p.m.; Pri mary for children, 2:15-4:00 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays 7:00-8:20 p.m. Scouts; rst and third Wednesdays 7:00-8:20 p.m.; Activity Days 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. 7-8:20 p.m.THE SALVATION ARMYThe Salvation Army Center for Worship. 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 in formation, visit the Web site www.salvationar or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODISTFirst United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., 105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor David Juliano. Traditional Worship Ser vice at 8:10 and 11 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 11 a.m. Sunday worship ser vice is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available for the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 4533759, Richard Stackhouse, 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: Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Plac id, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sun day worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sun day 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 congre gation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at or call the church of ce at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 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. www.stjohnse Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice 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 ofce phone: 655-0040.UNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTEmmanuel United Church of Christ, 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 con gregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. 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B14 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, August 24, 2014 TODAYA couple of t-storms, mainly later95 / 76Winds: N at 4-8 mphVariable clouds, a t-storm in spots92 / 75Winds: NE at 7-14 mphMONDAYA thunderstorm in the afternoon91 / 76Winds: NE at 10-20 mphTUESDAYPartly sunny, a t-storm in the p.m.93 / 75Winds: N at 7-14 mphWEDNESDAYAn afternoon thunderstorm in spots93 / 76Winds: W at 4-8 mphTHURSDAY High .............................................. 8:20 a.m. Low ............................................... 2:22 a.m. High .............................................. 8:46 p.m. Low ............................................... 2:38 p.m. High .............................................. 2:56 a.m. Low ............................................... 7:41 a.m. High .............................................. 1:59 p.m. Low ............................................... 8:56 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 14.54 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Tuesday ......................................... 97 Low Tuesday .......................................... 71 High Wednesday .................................... 97 Low Wednesday ..................................... 71 High Thursday ....................................... 97 Low Thursday ........................................ 71 Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayMakes it feel like .................................. 105 BarometerTuesday ............................................... 29.92 Thursday ............................................. 29.94 PrecipitationTuesday ............................................... 0.00 Thursday ............................................. 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 4.05 Year to date ....................................... 34.39Sunrise 7:03 a.m. 7:03 a.m. Sunset 7:54 p.m. 7:53 p.m. Moonrise 6:12 a.m. 7:02 a.m. Moonset 7:14 p.m. 7:50 p.m.Albuquerque 87/64/t 87/63/t 76/61/t Atlanta 88/71/t 85/65/pc 85/66/s Baltimore 79/58/pc 82/59/s 82/60/s Birmingham 94/75/t 90/71/pc 90/68/pc Boston 75/63/s 82/65/s 83/67/s Charlotte 83/65/c 82/62/s 84/63/s Cheyenne 75/50/pc 76/53/pc 72/50/t Chicago 84/71/pc 90/71/t 87/71/t Cleveland 81/65/pc 84/67/pc 86/67/pc Columbus 88/70/pc 89/70/pc 90/69/pc Dallas 101/78/s 100/79/s 99/78/s Denver 80/55/pc 81/57/pc 75/55/t Detroit 82/65/pc 85/69/pc 89/69/pc Harrisburg 78/57/pc 82/57/s 83/59/s Honolulu 89/76/pc 89/76/s 89/76/pc Houston 97/75/s 98/77/s 94/77/t Indianapolis 86/70/pc 89/71/pc 88/71/t Jackson, MS 97/75/s 92/72/t 92/68/t Kansas City 95/74/pc 93/74/pc 94/73/pc Lexington 89/71/t 87/70/pc 84/69/t Little Rock 98/76/s 97/77/pc 89/73/t Los Angeles 80/63/pc 80/62/pc 83/65/pc Louisville 90/74/t 90/74/pc 89/72/t Memphis 98/79/s 95/78/pc 92/74/t Milwaukee 78/68/pc 85/69/t 80/67/t Minneapolis 92/68/t 82/64/pc 71/63/t Nashville 91/74/t 88/72/pc 90/69/pc New Orleans 97/81/s 92/80/t 92/77/t New York City 80/65/s 83/66/s 84/67/s Norfolk 78/69/pc 78/68/s 80/68/s Oklahoma City 100/72/pc 99/73/s 99/74/s Philadelphia 80/63/pc 84/63/s 84/65/s Phoenix 102/80/s 101/78/s 97/80/t Pittsburgh 81/61/pc 83/61/s 86/63/s Portland, ME 76/58/s 81/62/s 81/64/s Portland, OR 80/59/s 87/63/s 91/64/s Raleigh 81/61/c 80/60/s 82/63/s Rochester 79/59/pc 83/64/s 85/66/pc St. Louis 96/77/t 96/77/pc 94/77/pc San Francisco 72/60/pc 71/60/pc 74/60/pc Seattle 77/57/pc 81/57/s 83/60/s Wash., DC 82/66/pc 84/63/s 85/67/s Cape Coral 94/77/t 92/76/t 93/77/t Clearwater 94/79/t 91/78/c 93/79/t Coral Springs 94/77/pc 91/79/t 91/78/t Daytona Beach 92/76/t 87/78/sh 88/76/pc Ft. Laud. Bch 93/80/pc 92/80/t 91/79/t Fort Myers 95/77/t 91/76/t 92/76/t Gainesville 92/74/t 86/72/c 87/71/pc Hollywood 94/78/pc 92/79/t 91/77/t Homestead AFB 93/77/pc 92/77/t 91/76/t Jacksonville 92/75/t 85/73/pc 86/73/t Key West 91/84/pc 91/81/pc 90/82/t Miami 93/79/pc 91/79/t 91/78/t Okeechobee 92/75/t 89/77/pc 90/77/t Orlando 94/76/t 88/76/c 90/75/t Pembroke Pines 94/78/pc 92/79/t 91/77/t St. Augustine 93/78/t 88/77/sh 90/77/pc St. Petersburg 94/78/t 91/76/c 93/76/t Sarasota 95/78/t 94/75/t 96/77/t Tallahassee 99/76/t 95/73/pc 91/71/t Tampa 93/78/t 90/76/c 92/77/t W. Palm Bch 92/78/pc 90/80/pc 91/77/t Winter Haven 95/76/t 88/75/c 91/75/t Acapulco 88/78/c 89/78/t 89/78/t Athens 96/76/s 92/74/s 91/71/s Beirut 90/80/s 91/79/s 89/78/pc Berlin 64/48/pc 66/46/sh 65/51/pc Bermuda 81/73/r 80/73/t 81/75/pc Calgary 60/39/pc 65/45/c 73/48/s Dublin 60/55/r 61/56/sh 63/53/sh Edmonton 64/39/s 68/43/pc 75/46/s Freeport 90/78/pc 89/79/s 90/78/t Geneva 68/50/pc 73/59/pc 67/60/t Havana 91/73/pc 90/73/pc 89/73/t Hong Kong 90/79/pc 90/80/pc 90/81/pc Jerusalem 90/70/s 90/68/s 86/66/s Johannesburg 63/40/s 69/44/s 74/46/s Kiev 74/52/t 66/47/s 68/52/pc London 67/54/pc 64/59/r 70/54/sh Montreal 82/61/pc 82/62/s 83/67/pc Moscow 71/54/pc 69/48/c 66/49/c Nice 77/65/pc 76/66/s 80/70/pc Ottawa 81/57/pc 81/58/s 82/61/pc Quebec 83/60/s 83/59/s 82/64/pc Rio de Janeiro 83/68/s 85/69/s 84/68/s Seoul 82/69/pc 82/71/r 83/68/c Singapore 85/77/sh 86/78/sh 86/78/pc Sydney 66/49/sh 64/52/r 64/52/r Toronto 77/59/c 81/62/pc 86/64/pc Vancouver 72/56/pc 74/57/s 75/58/s Vienna 66/47/t 68/55/pc 69/59/pc Warsaw 63/49/t 64/49/sh 64/51/pc Winnipeg 77/52/r 59/46/r 61/44/pc Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Rain and thunderstorms will be common across the northern Plains as an area of low pressure tracks across the region today. Steadier rain will be featured across eastern Montana and North Dakota. A hot and humid breeze will sweep across the Midwest and central Plains. Sizzling heat will continue across the Deep South as well. Thunderstorms will be around from Tennessee to Florida. A push of cool and dry air will help erase some of the heat in the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic. National Forecast for August 24 Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Clouds and sun today with a few thunderstorms, mainly later; hot. A thunderstorm or two in the evening; otherwise, partly cloudy tonight. A shower or thunderstorm tomorrow. Tuesday: a thunderstorm in the afternoon. The temperature in Washington, D.C., dropped to 49 on Aug. 24, 1890. The high temperature of 51 in Baltimore, Md., matched the record low daily maximum for August. Hot today with a couple of thunderstorms, mainly later. Winds northeast 4-8 mph. Expect 4-8 hours of sunshine with a 60% chance of precipitation and average humidity 65%. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. NewFirstFullLast Aug 25Sept 2Sept 8Sept 15 Today MondayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 92/75 92/74 94/73 92/76 94/76 95/76 93/78 94/79 94/78 95/78 95/77 94/78 92/75 92/78 93/80 93/79 99/76 96/78 96/76 95/76 95/76 94/77 95/76 95/75 94/75 91/84 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidRelative humidity .................................. 48% Expected air temperature ....................... 95 Wednesday ......................................... 29.95 Wednesday ......................................... 0.00 Five-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake Levels Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. 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