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NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192775 Blue Streak bowlers roll past BrahmansA9Music on the Mall returning to Avon Park BandstandA3 VOL. 95 NO. 105 www.newssun.comWednesday-Thursday, September 10-11, 2014 Sheriffs Of ce staying put for next two yearsA6 An Edition of the Sun SEBRING BY PHIL ATTINGER PHIL.ATTINGER@NEWSSUN.COM SEBRING Highlands County residents have a new place to get vegetables, all for a little faith, hope, and a lot of sweat which hasnt deterred people from wanting to plant there. The Highlands County Community Garden off George Boulevard in Sebring of cially opened Tuesday evening. Susie Bishop, executive director of the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District, said she wasnt sure how well the idea of having a community garden would go over in Highlands County, but she has now leased 28 of the 38 plots in the garden, and most winter residents havent returned yet. She has already seen grandparents out tend-County opens community garden Phil Attinger/News-SunLuisa Ross bends guide twine around the stalks of pepper plants Friday at one of two Highlands County Community Garden plots tended by her and her friend, Carol Morrison though the Lake Placid women have had help from their husbands. Luisas husband, Frank Ross, was with her Friday at the garden o George Boulevard in Sebring. Phil Attinger/News-SunIn a cargo container at the new Highlands County Community Garden, tools donated by The Home Depot sit ready for garden tenants to use and share. Susie Bishop, executive director of the Highlands County Soil and Water Conservation District, said the combined e ort of public and private entities helped make the 38-plot garden o George Boulevard possible.Room to grow BY BARRY FOSTER NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT SEBRING The latest incarnation of the Sebring sign ordinance has been two years in the making and its not done yet. City council members have sent the most recent version of the measure back to city attorney Bob Swaine for additional revisions and clari cation. The new set of rules and regulations deals with commercial signs, signs of places of assembly such as churches as well as identi cation signs for subdivisions and developments. All of these three categories have major non-conforming uses in the city, said Sebring Planning Director Jim Pollatty. This ordinance would bring a lot of these into compliance. He pointed to wall signs at the Publix and Bealls stores at the Southgate shopping plaza, which he maintained do not have enough wall space for the signs they currently display. ...and every wall sign for churches is not allowed under current code, he told council. Planning and Zoning of cials used codes from other cities to develop the newest version which was brought before the council at their session last Tuesday. Sebring City Council President John Grifn expressed concern BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Students who decided to leave Azure College Sebring campus in the midst of a nancial aid debacle still report having trouble getting information from the school. Nikki Murphy, 29, of Wauchula said she was told a nancial hold on her account has held up releasing her transcripts. Shirley Sawyer, corporate assistant to Azure President Jhonson Napoleon, told the News-Sun at noon Monday that all the former students transcripts were available to be picked up, and showed several sealed envelopes stamped with students names. BY BARRY FOSTER NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT SEBRING Many people are aware of grand jury proceedings. But not many have ever heard of a common law grand jury. This Thursday, a training Common law grand jury to be discussedSEE GARDEN | A7 Creative ways to plan a date at home DATE NIGHT 101 DATE NIGHT 101 DATE NIGHT 101 B1 Hot with a 40 percent chance of T-storms High 92 Low 73 Details on B14Celebrations ................ B7 ................... B9 Clubs .......................... B3 Dear Abby ....................... B6 Friends & Neighbors .... B8 Obituaries .................. A8 NASCAR This Week .. A10 Lottery Numbers .......... A2 Sudoku Puzzle............. B6 Good Morning ToRobert Babik Thanks for reading!City again struggles with signs Katara Simmons/News-SunA host of wall signs, like the one at the Publix in the Southgate Plaza, are in violation of current city sign ordinances, but would be OK if the new ordinance can get approved.Azure: Former students still have problemsCurrent students give rave reviews Katara Simmons/News-SunAzure College CEO Jhonson Napoleon said Monday hes still in the process of nding out Azure College got such wrong advice from Weber & Associates Inc. about nancial aid for his students. After two years, new rules still not in placeSEE AZURE | A6SEE SIGNS | A7SEE JURY | A7 NF\ SLS 00 ;Jam! -[ I...* -/dGr Telf -xl/, r f`:rte rtRIQ'v F' 1 11'tiPublix" POMOAZUREC-LLEG E
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EveningWorship....................................6:00p.m. WednesdayEvening.......................................6:00p.m. ff BETHELBAPTISTCHURCH216E.ParkStreet,LakePlacid,FL33852 633-9294PastorRev.SeanR.Wyland SundaySchool...............................................9:45a.m. SundayMorning...........................................11:00a.m. SundayNight................................................6:00p.m. Wednesday Night...........................................6:30p.m. r Genesis35:1 ST.FRANCISOFASSISIANGLICAN EPISCOPALCHURCH43LakeJuneRoad,LakePlacid,FL33852 (863)465-0051www.stfrancislp.com Rev.ElizabethL.Nelson,Pastor SundayWorship..............8:00am,10:30am&6:00pmfnrfntbnrrbSundaySchool.................10:30amintheYouthRoom HolyCommunionwithHealing...Wednesday,6:00pm intheChurchandThursday,9:00amintheChapel St.FrancisThriftShop CallforHoursOpen: 863-699-0221 TRINITYLUTHERANCHURCH-LCMS25LakeviewStreet,LakePlacid,33852 863-465-5253Rev.RichardNorris,Pastor Mrs.SusanNorris,TrinityTotsPreschoolDirector EducationHour.................................................8:45am WorshipService..............................................10:00am HolyCommunion eachrst&thirdSunday ChildrensChurchscheduledduringworshipservice 4yr.Oldthru5thgradeNurseryprovidedduringWorshipService-infantto3yrs.SeasonalMid-WeekServiceseachWednesdayevening duringAdvent&Lent. 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GLEN NN ICKERSON President glen.nicker firstname.lastname@example.org 385-6155, ext. 536 RR OMON aA W aA SHIN gG TON Publisher and Executive Editor romona.washington@ne wssun.com 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 BY LARR YY GRIFFINStaff WriterAVON PARK The Music on the Mall events are returning to down town Avon Park for a second goround, with sev er al dates cropping up over the next few months. On the last Saturdays of each month from October to March, Music on the Mall brings various acts and musicians to the Band stand on Main Street. The event is sponsor ed b y the Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club and Avon Park CRA. On Oct. 25, California Toe Jam, sponsored by Extraordinaire Heating and A/C and Anderson Arms, will play O n N ov. 29, Lotela Gold will come to the Bandstand, sponsored by Bill Jarrett Ford. Jan. 31, 2015, will bring Cory Greenway & Roger Brutus to town, touted as pr ime country and sponsored by Daisy Girl Shop and 18 East. Feb. 28 will bring Manny for a Latin music show, sponsored by Sebring Heart Center and Florida Home Health. Finally, on March 14, there will be a talent show where local artists can take the stage and show off their chops Each ev ent will take place fr om 5-8 p.m. There will be food and drink booths at all events and lanes will be closed between Forest and Lake avenues. All events are free.Music on the Mall returning to Avon Park Katara Simmons/News-SunMusic on the Mall will return to the Avon Park Bandstand for a second year, kicking o Oct. 25. Advertise in Advertise inThe Journal The JournalYour hometowns Your hometownnewspaper 9ta newspaperNEWS-SUN H1G11L.x-NDS NEWS-SUN H1c11LA-NDSa... SUN ,...:. SUNCALL TODAY! CALL TODAY!863-465-2522 863-465-2522Jv a W, 6 n 3 Gm e3 vm ex AJSfI I3F .7r, 7);DISL.ITiH iit i 111 I
A4 | NEWSSS U nN | WW ednesday, SS eptember 10, 2014 www.newssun.com BOGOForIt!GondBuyOneGetOneFreesavingsallover thestore.Checkouradsfornewdealseveryweek. publix.com/save 50474835 1019USHWY27SAvonParkFL33825863-657-2204 QueenPillowTopSetQueenPlushSetKingPlushSetKingPillow TopSet rrf NobodyBeatsABestDealsMattressDepotPrice! 3081571 rffnntb rfntn rfn tb b b 3077306 rfn tbrrf rfn tbbrfrfr ffr FREEDELIVERY rfnttbt 3082310 SPECIAL TO THE NEWs S-SUn N HAINES CITY It was an award-winning day for Aktion Club of Highlands County as they carried home ve trophies, two plaques and numerous ribbons from the Florida Dis trict Aktion Club Convention in Haines City on Satur day Sept. 6. The club won the most prestigious state award: The Jake Swartout Club of the Year. There are 39 clubs in 26 divisions throughout Florida. Highlands County was determined to be on the top this year. It feels good to win rst place. We worked hard for it to be num ber one, Bill Sobczak, vice president of Aktion Club of H ighlands County said. The local club has grown to 70 members who all have disabilities. Their biggest accomplishment this past y ear was the D ia per Dump Day, which generated 11,992 diapers 6,084 wipes and 20 baby blankets for 10 differ ent local charities helping needy babies. Two of those charities assisted older or disabled adults needing diapers H ighlands won the rst place Single Ser vice Award for the Diaper Dump Day project. Their entry will adv ance to the I nternational Contest in Indianapolis. At that level, Highlands will be competing against 32 other districts and eight na tions M ore importantly, Highlands County won the diaper collection challenge made by F lor ida District Aktion Club Administrator Rob Crowder a year ago. C rowder offered a free pizza party for the club that collected the most diapers. He pr oudly announced at the convention that Highlands County won. The Diaper Drive was an initiative start ed by Florida Kiwanis Governor First Lady Cheryl C antr all. She was present at the convention along with her husband Matthew who is the governor. Both congratulated the Highlands County Aktion Club for being the top Aktion Club and for collecting mor e dia pers than any Kiwanis Club in the state. The club has worked very hard this past year to show the community that people with disabilities can make a differ ence and help others. I am v er y pr oud of our group, Aktion Club Advisor Cindy Marshall said. It was a great honor to see our club members receive acco lades for their work. It was a bigger honor to hav e state and inter national r epresentatives shake their hands and commend them for their accomplishments In addition to the S ingle Service Award, Sobczak will also be competing at the international level in the Speech Contest. S obczak, of Sebring, won rst place in the Flor ida D istr ict Speech Contest that was based on the theme of Fundraising. He chose to speak about the club s Christmas toy drive project that was dear to his heart. He shared his personal experiences about coming from a low income family and not getting the toys you want for Christmas. I grew up in a poor family. I always want ed a bike and never got it. That s why I want to make sure kids who want a bike get one, Sobczak said. He has personally made this his mission with the club to furnish new and used bikes for kids at Christmas time. Highlands Coun ty actually swept the Speech Contest b y bringing home all three awards. Sara Canali, of Sebring, won second place and Ralph Mey ers, of Sebring, won thir d. M ey ers also received an honorable mention plaque for The Donna Batelaan Memorial Aktion Club Member of the Year Award. Mey ers has ser ved as Aktion Club president for several years and is currently the past pres ident and service project committee chair person. Although Canali was unable to attend the convention because of a health situation, the club notied her that she won two secondplace trophies. She also won second place in the Poster Contest. She designed a poster us ing the theme of Fundraising. The club will present her with the awar ds at their regular monthly meeting next week. A total of 31 other club members received participation r ibbons in the P oster Contest. Highlands Countys delegation consisted of 29 members who attended the state convention at the Florida FF A Leadership T raining Center in Haines City. Ther e were approximately 300 people in attendance at the conv ention. H ighlands arrived early in the morning to enjoy activities such as a scavenger hunt, games, bingo and ar t pr ojects Highlands is sponsored by the Kiwanis Aktion Club wins top honors at state convention Courtesy photoThe Aktion Club of Highlands County proudly shows o the ve trophies and two plaques that they won at the Florida District Aktion Club Convention in Haines City on Saturday, Sept. 6. They won the Club of the Year Award; rst place in Single Service; rst, second and third place trophies in Speech Contest; second place in Poster Contest; and an honorable mention for Ralph Meyers as Aktion Club Member of the Year. More pictures will be published in the Sept. 18 edition of the Highlands Sun. Takes home ve trophies, two plaques and Club of the Year award BUY 1GET 1ree ubix.00 046Y 4 6cancers8 d'A o 1_ c ;7> s ati e
www.newssun.comWednesday, September 10, 2014 | NE wsWS -SU nN | A5 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher email@example.com Scott Dressel Editor firstname.lastname@example.org VIEWPOINTS OUR VIEW YOUR VIEWSAs much as we know raising the property tax millage rate will require sacrice from home owners and landlords alike mean ing families and renters, too we have t o agree with the three com missioners who were brave enough to fa ce the truth and voted in favor of raising the millage rate from $7.10 to $8.55. Thank you to Jack Richie, Jim Brooks and Ron Handley. We appreciate the attempt of com missioners Don Elwell and Greg Har ris to ease us into a higher millage rate by r aising it over a two-year period. A time comes, however, when difcult decisions have to be made if our quality of life is to r emain sta ble. This is especially true in unstable times. For example, the citr us industry has been a mainstay of the countys economy for decades. Or ange groves, however, face serious threats from canker and gr eening, and orange producers are dealing with tough competition from other nations. Something will have to change. While w e hope the change comes through science and methods of dealing with the deadly diseases, we cant count on magical thinking. Highlands County may face radical changes. It is not inconceivable that the citrus industry could disappear. It takes a sound nancial situation to deal with the disruptions that re sult from such major change. The constitutional ofcers have wor ked as hard as the commission to be more efcient and economi cal, to the point where everything left is essential. At the same time, in fr astructure maintenance and needed expansions a new sheriffs of ce being a prime example mean more rev enue is needed, not less. Jobs have been another way the county has saved money. Putting aside the issue of livelihood, cut ting a bloated staff is all to the good. There has to be a balance, however. Staff levels need to be able to provide proper service. When ofces are so short staffed that citizens hav e to wait a year for a resolution as individuals relying on the State Hous ing Initiatives Partnership have things are out of balance. F inally, there is another serious reality to be faced. Because Highlands County is squarely in a hurr icane zone, it must be disciplined and wise enough to keep more emergen cy funds on hand than is mandated by law so it can respond to emergencies. We cant simply hope the odds are in our favor .Glen Nickerson President email@example.comProperty tax hike a sad necessity RR emembranceFor the last several weeks, the TV has treated us to a pictorial of ISIS, riding ar ound in stolen pickups waving black ags and AK 47s designed to intimidate and create fear in the viewer I mpressive? No. These self-appointed tough guys never met a formidable for ce in com bat. They kill unarmed prisoners behead cap tives. Their political success based on a near total absence of effective ar med resistance. My memory turns to pages of our history, of John Basilone, at Guadalcanal, armed with only a handgun, wipes out an entir e J apanese patrol while defending Hender son Field with an outnumbered force of marines; the 2nd Ranger B attalion, scal ing Pointe du Hoc at Nor mandy while under re; U.S. Navy for ce Taffy 3 destroyers attacking Japa nese battleships and cruisers at Leyte, McAuliffe at Bastogne declining a r e quest to surrender by responding Nuts, even way back at Gettysbur g, J oshua Chamberlain, a school teacher, leading the 20th M aine, out of ammunition, in a bayonet charge against the 15th Alabama at Little R ound Top. These are the progenitors from whom we draw our strength and cour age A black ag once own by pirates, now it is usually associated with a brand of roach repellent. In short, we are neither impressed nor fearful of a group of fa natics ying black ags. When put to the test, the U nited S tates has never been in short supply of courage r egardless of the odds, we deal in outcomes.RANDY LUDACE rR Lake PlacidKudos for another great Tour of SS ebrin gI just participated in the latest bicycling event held by the Highlands Pedal ers Bicycle Club in Sebring ov er Labor D ay weekend. The Club and the Kenilworth Lodge were exemplary in the planning and execution of the event. As I hav e no w attended three Tours (Labor Day weekends) and two H igh lands rides (mid-December) I have to give them credit for being able to maintain all of these events on such a high standard. What really stood out was how the people driv ing motor vehicles were so understanding in dealing with the bicyclists. I haven t seen such courtesy extended to riders any where else in Florida. I wish to take my helmet off to those who or ganized, planned, volunteered and put up with us dur ing the holiday w eek end. I will denitely promote this event to any riders I encounter. Job well done by all!TOM FIXME rR Punta GordaThe second-largest drug store chain in the country has announced it will no longer sell cigarettes. Changing its corporate name to CVS health, the com pany had previously vowed it was going to discontinue tobacco products in all of its 7,600 stor es b y O ct. 1 but like ripping off a Band-Aid, they instead did it quickly, when we w er ent expecting it. I write this as I wait to hear the r esults of a family members (a long-term smoker) biopsy. Those cruel hours ticking by anticipating the worst, hoping for the best, wonder ing what could be next. I take some solace in this widereaching change in corporate policy at such a large compa ny. Based on numbers from Boston stores discontinuing sales CVS estimates their nationwide policy could mean 65,000 fewer tobacco deaths a y ear. And if other chains follow, even better. I v e been noting the bizarre conict of interest at drug stores for years: Y ou have to walk through all the stuff that makes you sick in order to get your medicine. Amer ican drug stores are planned as one giant display of impulse items cr adling a phar macy in the center When you enter the stor e, cheap cigars, cheaper wine and junk food share shelf space with diabetes supplies. You can buy a Slim Jim meat stick with your gout meds, get your blood pres sure checked when you pick up some B en & Jerrys, and grab some Red Bull to wash down your Ambien. You get the picture. Drug stores have re lied on a design seemingly more invested in giving sick people choices than car ing about their customers health. If you talk to small independent drugstore owners they ll tell y ou this is because selling phar maceuticals has a low prot mar gin. Thats how weve ended up with our health-care destinations being subsidized by unhealthy (read: more pr otable) temptations At most big chain dr ug stores you can still get your smokes rung up with your COPD inhaler. But CVS said selling to bacco conicted with their health car e mis sion so theyve opted out of the practice G ood call. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says tobacco-related illnesses lead in pr eventable deaths in the U.S. And coming in at a close second? Obesity Obesity-related con ditions include heart disease, str oke type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death, notes the CDC. Weve gotten real ly good at ostracizing smokers and educating people on the health risks associated with the addic tion. We put warnings on cigarettes and even mo vies featur ing cigar ettes. We pass laws to raise taxes and r aise stigma. We banish smokers from decent society and its worked: S moking is down from 42 percent of adults in 1965 to 18 percent in 2012 according to the Amer ican Cancer Society. F or CVS, tobacco sales only accounted for 2 percent of their total revenue. But when it comes to horrible food empty calories, nutritionally void, sugar-packed, o v erprocessed treats we pretend its just a market-driven quagmire. The junk food industry touts the idea of choices and moder ation to mitigate their part in an all-consuming health epidemic This while millions of Amer ican liv e in food deserts without access to affordable fresh groceries. We all tend to tiptoe around why Americans general ly, and especially poor Americans ar e obese: Our over-saturated offerings of extremely affordable food-like products I f CVS is serious about their healthcare mission, they can help with this. They can facilitate their customers relying less on their pharmacy, and more on healthy living. Today, as CVS Health, we are tobac co-free, reinventing pharmacy and taking our place among lead ers in the health care community, said Lar r y J. Merlo, President and CEO, CVS H ealth in their press release. If CVS really wants to be a leader they can stop being a convenience store that lls pr escr iptions and star t being a health care store: Offer real food and real advice about health and weight. Be mindful of our everexpanding health cri sis. Since CVS has tackled the lo w-hanging fruit of tobacco next should be ... well ... actual fruit.Tina Dupuy is a national ly syndicated op-ed colum nist, investigative journalist, award-winning writer standup comic, on-air commen tator and wedge issue fan. Tina can be reached at tin firstname.lastname@example.org. 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A6 | NEWSSS U nN | WW ednesday, SS eptember 10, 2014 www.newssun.com QualityWorkataReasonablePrice ROOFINGSPECIALIST 863-385-4690 FULLYLICENSED&INSUREDStateLic#RC-0066817 rf nttt 3081119 HomeConsignmentandDesign Repurpose OneofaKind GroupPaintingClassesNowForming 420S.MainAvenue LakePlacid,FL863-531-3138 rf ntbrfr 3080055 Murphy reported that when she asked at 9 / a.m. Monday she was told her transcript wasnt ready, and re ceived the same answer again Tuesday mor ning. N ot that it would matter much, said Murphy, who completed a placement examination at South Florida S tate C ollege on M onday: She was told none of her Azur e C ollege credits would transfer. She and at least two other students Tia Hodges, 25, of Lake Placid and Christina La, 24, of Sebring were registered nurse students at Azure but have now enrolled at SFSC. La took a place ment test Monday; Hodge did on T uesday. All three are married with children. Hodge has three, Murphy has four, and La has three, with one on the way. They opted for nan cial aid at Azure because it would let them go to school in a way that wouldn t impact their family budgets. When Azure President/CEO Jhonson Napoleon told them on A ug. 18 that nancial aid would not be av ailable at Sebring until, at his guess, M ar ch 2015, they left. They report being told prior that they would need to clear outstanding fees before Azure would release transcripts to their new school. Murphy said the fees appeared on their ac counts shortly after she and others made scathing reviews about Azure on its Website, which were prompt ly removed. Napoleon said Monday dur ing a personal interview that he removed the de famatory comments, but tried to answ er any with real questions about procedure, pol icy or the current state of nancial aid. He said he s trying to preserve the reputa tion of the school for the benet of those who hav e gr aduated or still taking classes. Napoleon said Monday hes still in the process of nding out fr om W eber & Associates Inc. how the advice they gave on setting up nancial aid for his students could hav e gone so wr ong. He maintains that We ber advised him to offer Sebring students nancial aid since the S ebr ing campus is a branch ofce of Azures Miami home campus, where nancial aid is available. However, he said the U.S. Department of Education visited in July and told him to cease offering nancial aid to Sebring students because the satellite campuses in Sebring and Boca Raton were not in their system. Of 33 students at the Sebring campus, Saw yer said 18 came back to classes and two took a leav e of absence The rest nancial aid students opted to leave. Murphy said she knew of only two who stayed, and said the two on leave enrolled at SFSC. Murphy, La, and Hodge are happy to be at SFSC, but con cerned that outstanding nancial aid loans may keep them from getting enough nan cial aid to complete their degrees M urphy, La, and Hodge said Napoleon originally told them they would have to ar range to pay $12,500 for the classes nancial aid had not paid. They said the school had also imposed extr a fees adding up to $1,275. They all submitted r epayment plans to Azur e but all were denied via email by Robertina Richard, Azures director of nancial aid. Instead, the school offered pay ment plans of $2,200$2,300 per quarter for six quar ters or $1,500 per quarter for the same period with a balloon payment of $3,500 at the end. They said Azure has also had outstanding fees on their accounts and want to review those, including nan cial holds imposed almost immediately after they posted online comments. M urphy said she was told Monday that her nancial hold had been removed. She asked for conrmation in writing, but was told she couldnt get that. Hodge and La re ported similar situations. The three also made requests for copies of their nancial aid records from Azur e but were told they may have to wait 45 days depending on when the college nancial aid committee receiv es and r eviews the request. Brad Hodge, Tias husband, said Sawyer collected the requests, but wouldnt sign and date them as received. Tia Hodge also said she was told to be very specic about what she wanted duplicat ed, but was also told she wouldn t be al lowed to look at the records. Br ad H odge, a subcontractor, said a lot can happen to paper work in 45 days. In contr ast, H odge had nothing but good things to say about SFSC: Everything they said they would do, they have done. Current Azure stu dents said Monday at the Sebr ing campus that they are happy with their education there. Benice Michelin, 25, of Sebring a for mer licensed practical nurse student did her prer equisite classes at SFSC, started at Azure in 2012 and graduated Aug. 3, 2013. She has worked at Lake Placid Health Care Center for six years, and is now studying to be a regis tered nurse. Michelin said she paid her o wn way, but also received a scholarship from the school for continuing her education there, she said. The loss of nancial aid doesnt make A zur e a bad school, she said. Its a new school, and as such, is still getting organized, but the instructors are fully-qualied and the scheduling offers a welcome alter native to local daytime pr ogr ams Like the students who left, shes needed the different schedule she said. I understand those students and I would be upset too, in a way, but (you) cant ex pect to come to school free Michelin said They are taking their anger out the wrong way. Phil Attinger can be reached at phil.attinger@newssun. com or 385-6155, ext. 541 and followed @PhilAttinger. AZURE FROM PAGE A A 1 BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING While Sheriff Susan Benton waits for a new building, her investigative staff will stay at Liber ty Star Plaza, but her rent will be going up The H ighlands County Sheriffs Ofce has had south district patr ol, cr iminal investigations, special investigations and cr ime scene investigations at Liber ty Star Plaza for ve years C ommissioners only this year approved funding and a location to build expanded facilities for the sher iff in do wn town Sebring, near the Highlands C oun ty Jail and administrative ofces. The board b y con sensus selected to construct an appr o ximately 42,000-squarefoot building on property adjacent to the existing gov er nment complex in Sebring, with a projected project cost of $9.15 million. Commissioners added another $4.4 million to the pr oj ect cost in late June. Among other things, the extr a funds will help provide proper ty and evidence stor age and a crime scene facility into the ov er all plan. Until that facili ty gets built, ho w ever, the Sheriffs Ofce will need the extra r oom at Liberty Star: 8,691 square feet of ofce space and 2,991 square feet of stor age space in the attic abo v e the ofces Facilities Management Director David Flo w ers told county commissioners he negotiated a two-year lease with the owner of the plaza and talk ed him down from a 3 percent common-ar ea maintenance fee to 1.5 percent. H o wever, rent will still go up $1,000 per month, Flowers said. It will be $130,365 for the rst 12 months, at $10,863.75 per month, then raise to $132,192 for the second year, or $11,016 per month. With the addition of storage area fees, the overall cost will be $152,768 in scal year 2014-15 and $154,908 in 2015-16, Flowers said. Commissioner Ron Handley said he didnt agree with that, given that commercial proper ties hav e a lot of empty buildings. I would be happier to get the same price per month as were paying now, Hand ley said. Flo w ers said that wasnt an option the landlord would consider. I hav e a pr oblem paying more rent, Handley said. People arent standing in line to get in that building. H o w ever, Commission Chair Greg Har ris said he believed it would cost too much to mo v e the Sher iffs Ofce for just two years This is the better of the evils, Commissioner Don Elwell said. Let s just build that other building quicker, Harris said.News-Sun correspon dent Barry Foster contributed to this story. NewsSun staf f writer Phil Attinger can be reached at phil.at email@example.com or 385-6155, ext. 541 and fol lowed @PhilAttinger.Sheriff to stay put another two years Katara Simmons/News-SunThe Highlands County Sheris Oce will remain in the Liberty Star Plaza for two more years while the new headquarters is being built. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN I I
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The idea for the gar den came from seeing other such gardens in the state and nation, and wanting to do something with a plot of land betw een the B ert J. Harris Agricultural Center and the Emergency Oper ations C enter. Bishop said this project is a good way to help citizens suppor t agr icul ture, teach young people about food sources, give ev er yone an appreciation of food production, and also provide people an outlet to enjoy the outdoors and pr oduce their own food. A grove is still there in case students want to revive it. Meanwhile, Bishop oversaw the cre ation of 38 garden plots. She added picnic tables to make the site more inviting as a family gather ing location, and fenced in four gopher tortoise burrows to ensure the animals arent disturbed. At the time of the ofcial opening T uesday, the community garden had just 10-12 plots v acant, she said. Gar den plots r ent for $10 per six months. Bishop said that ar rangement accommodates winter visitors who would only garden fr om fall to spring. Plots measure 12 feet by 25 feet, have been tilled and may be fertilized further with treated compost, available on site Each gardener gets two wheelbarrow loads per quarter, Bishop said. Gardeners get to share from a storage shed of hand tools and may clean up at a communi ty wash station. Ev er y plot has its own water tap and gardeners may irrigate however they want, Bishop said. I ts well water, permitted for the land 30 years ago. Luisa Ross of Lake Placid decided to install PVC-pipe irrigation with overhead sprinklers on two plots she shares with fellow Lake Plac id resident Carol Morri son. Ross said gardening is a gr eat way to meet people And we love to eat vegetables, Ross said. The two started with just one plot, marked Happy Harvest, but rented a second when they realized their plants wouldnt all t in one. Ross and her hus band, Frank, spent Friday morning and after noon planting spinach, lettuce okr a, carr ots, green beans, squash, to matoes, peppers (bell, hot and cuban), sweet potatoes watermelon, aloe, and an herb section with parsley, basil, sage, mint, dill, rosemary, oregano, and lemongr ass We were a little ambitious, Luisa Ross said. W e r ealized were not farmers. Were just learning. (Bishop) told us not to plant too close. Bishop said all gar deners must abide by rules which include r especting the gopher tor toises, leaving alcohol and pets at home, keeping the wor k ar ea free of debris picking up clip pings, rolling up hoses, sharing tools and compost, adding biodegradable material to the compost pile to sustain it and, of course har v esting only from their own plots When asked about possible unauthorized harvesting by tenants or non-tenants, Bishop was optimistic. Im having faith in humankind, Bishop said. All gardeners are pas sionate about what their doing. It s all about loving the land. Bishop said the pr oj ect came together thanks to help from a long list of public and private partners: The Highlands County Board of County Com missioners, Administrative Department, R oad & B r idge Department, and Parks & Recreation Department; the Highlands C oun ty Extension; Highlands County M aster G ardeners; the City of Sebring Water D epar tment; the Heart of FLFL Division of the American Planning Assocation; Storage Tr ailers of F lorida Inc.; Homes By Handley Inc.; Butler Oaks Dairy Inc.; Bishop Brothers Dairy Inc.; Home Depot; Highlands Today; News-Sun, and The G ar deners. GARDEN FROM PAGE A A 1that the new measure might grandfather in a number of existing signs that would be outside the pro visions of either the citys existing ordinance or the new sign law as presented. Pollatty said accor d ing to the measure presented to council, any existing sign could remain but could not be r eplaced. A ccording to the draft, if theyre now in place they can live on, he said. Except for temporary signs. The last time the sign ordinance was re vamped reportedly was in the 1980s and again had been a labor ious drawn-out process. At that time, thenmayor George Hensley said the committee had been meeting and str uggling with the or dinance for so long they had been exchanging birthday cards and Christmas presents. Swaine gave no spe cic time for the revamping of the new ordinance but r eminded council it would be back at least a couple mor e times Youll see it again. There will have to be a public hearing on it, so maybe you will even see it more than you like, he said. SI gG N sS FROM PAGE A A 1 Phil Attinger/News-SunFrank Ross of Lake Placid preps a plant stand for a weather vane, with help from Susie Bishop, executive director of the Highlands County Soil and Water Conservation District. Ross stand is going into one of two plots his wife and a family friend are tending at the countys new Community Garden o George Boulevard.session on the process will be held using resources from National Liberty Alliance. The session will be in the meeting r oom at Sebring Plaza location of Beef OBradys. The meeting will commence at 6 / p.m. Local group leaders B ob Gilmore and Dale Pug say they hope actually to train participants as jurors for the exercise We hope to have a series of these sessions over the next four to six weeks, said Pug. We have hand-outs and will show videos, as well. Although common law grand juries have existed since the Mag na Carta in 1215, the common law grand jur y movement in America is based on the 1992 Supreme Court case of United States v. Williams. In that action, Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority, con rmed that the Amer ican grand jury is neither part of the judicial, executive nor legislativ e br anches of government, but instead belongs to the people. I t is in effect a fourth branch of government governed and administered to directly by and on behalf of the Amer ican people . A common law grand jury may be in called in one of three ways: by a judge, by a plaintiff or from within the grand jur y itself b y the people. A peoples grand jury was virtually eliminated in 1946 but still is protected b y the con stitution. Pr oponents say fraud, corruption and other crimes are protected when the grand juries ar e for med and controlled by judges and/or states attor neys. Allo wing the peo ple to establish their own gr and jur ies based upon common law, not statutory or civil law, gives control back to people, said Pug. They contend that when control is given to the people, it then eliminates most chances for bribery and other corruption. P eoples grand juries allow insight by its own inv estigators in possible crimes in elected and/or appointed government ofcials, he said. These virtually are never permitted when there is control by the judicial system. There are several counties in Florida al ready in the process of seating common law gr and jur ies, including Dixie County. Their group alr eady has is sued a couple of what are called true bills, which are written decisions. Organiz ers say they would like people who want to be involved should come early to become familiarized with the process. JURY FROM PAGE A A 1 Use great equipmentdo a great job.:a '1rr l.T 'I oomoom00 oomBD2 CK D M-BDBD3 LIV GAPORCH FLII
A8 | NEWSSS U nN | WW ednesday, SS eptember 10, 2014 www.newssun.com GraveSideService 3077442 Eat breakfast, take a flightSEBRING This Saturday at the Sebring Regional Airport, EAA Chapter 1240 will be hosting a pancake breakfast supporting youth aviation education programs. The breakfast is from 8-11 / a.m. Follo w the signs around the race track and go through Gate 24. In addition to the breakfast, youth ages from 8-17 are able to take a ight in an air craft with an experienced EAA pilot. The ights are free with parent or guardian permission and intended to give youth a rst-hand expe rience of ight and how an airplane works Y outh will get a certicate documenting their ight, a personalized log book, and the ability to continue their interest in ying by going on line and taking their FAA ground school for free. They also become EAA youth members online until the age of 19. The Young Eagles pro gram has own over 2 million youth all over the world and introduced y outh to a hands-on involvement in the STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineer ing and M ath). There are countless career opportunities around the aviation and aerospace industry and we hope to light a spark of inter est in our youth. For more information on EAA chapter 1240 and adult and youth aviation programs and opportuni ties, contact John Rousch at jhr@strato .net or call 863-385-8107.Lake Clay boat ramp closes for repairLAKE PLACID Highlands County Parks and Recreation Department will close the Lake Clay boat ramp near Sylvan Shores Subdivision in Lake Placid for repair and maintenance on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 11-12. The ramp is scheduled to reopen Saturday, Sept. 13. For further information on boat ramp closings contact the Highlands County Parks and Recreation Department at 863-402-6812.School Board plans College NightSEBRING The School Board of Highlands County through the Student Services Department will be hosting its annual College Night on Sept. 25 in the Smith Center at Sebring High School from 6-8 / p.m. All middle school and high school students and parents/guardians are invited to attend. Representatives from ap proximately 35 colleges, universities and the militar y ar e scheduled to participate. Students and parents will gain valuable insight fr om higher education professionals about how going to college can change lives steps to choosing the right college, understanding options and requirements for specic schools, and infor mation about applying for nancial aid. Some v aluable questions that one might ask would include: Is it a trade school, community college, or a foury ear college or univ ersity? What kinds of degr ees or certicates do they offer? What are required SAT/ ACT scores for acceptance? How far away from home is it located? Do you offer tutoring if needed? Do you offer extra-curric ular activities? How lar ge are the classes? What are the admission and nancial aid deadlines? If you have any questions, please call the Student Ser vices D epartment at 863471-5748, or you may contact your high school.Information needed for Grayce McCoy presentationSEBRING The Highlands Art League has received a grant from the Florida Humanities Council ) to present a Fall/Winter Speaker Series. Three pre sentations from FHC speakers will be scheduled in N o v ember, January and February and will be free and open to the public. As part of this series, Dr. Caren Neile from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, will speak at 6 / p.m. on Jan. 9. Dr. Neile is a pro fessional storyteller, who has perfor med and taught throughout the world. She will be creating a perfor mance piece specically for Sebr ing that will be based on the life of the late, beloved Grayce McCoy, whose house is now HAL s Visual Art Center. Dr. Neile is working with the Sebring Historical Society, but she also requests that those who knew G r ay ce send in your memories of her, such as stories, details and photos. This will help present a full picture of this unforgettable Sebring resident. Please send your e-mails directly to Dr. Neile at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sat., Nov. 1. SFSC plans Patriot Day ceremonyAVON PARK South Florida State College stu dents and employees will honor those who died on S ept. 11, 2001 with a special Patriot Day ceremony, 8:409 / a.m. Thursday at the ag poles on the mural circle, SFSC Highlands C ampus (To get to the agpoles, take Entrance 3 from College Drive.) Dr. Michael McLeod, dean of academic support, will make opening remarks, with special focus on reghters and rst-responder train ees who will be present in uniform. A t 8:46 / a.m., the time the rst plane hit the twin to wers on 9/11, a re truck will sound its siren. This will herald a two-minute time of reection followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Please contact Dr. McLeod at 784-7441 for more information.Moose lodge plans fundraiserSEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 on U.S. 98 is happy to announce that on Friday, Sept. 12. Rick Arnold is once again step ping up to the plate and assisting with yet another fundraiser. The Friday night fundr aiser is for M oose Charities. Just $1 with your name on it can win you a 50/50. Anyone not familiar with Arnolds music needs to come hear for yourself and make this fundraiser anoth er successful one. The Moose Char ities is for Mooseheart, a school for children in need from all over the United States, and Moosehaven, a senior community for seniors in need of assistance to maintain a quality of life Ar nold lived in Nashville for 25 years and is the writer of some hit songs sung by H ank Williams. He will be playing from 6-9 / p.m. A prime rib dinner as well as a regular menu will be served from 4-8. Members and guests are welcome. For further information call 863-655-3920.Indian Streets Neighborhood Watch to meetSEBRING The third meeting of the Indian Streets Neighborhood Watch will be Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 6 / p.m. in the fello wship hall of Faith Lutheran Church, 2740 Lakeview Drive. Representatives from the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce and Sebring Police Department will be in atten dance to give nal training. General par king is off Valencia Avenue then fol low the path behind the church and do wn the stairs Handicap access parking is off Lakeview between the church ofce and the child development center. There is direct access to the meet ing room with no stairs.African Violet Society meets ThursdaySEBRING The Heartland African Violet Society meets at 2:30 the second Thursday of each month, September through April, in the Activities Room at Highlands Ridge, 3003 E. Fairway Vista Dr. (off Powerline Rd). The rst meeting of the season will be Thursday. Bring an African vio let to show off or one that needs assistance . Grooming and growing tips will be provided. Call Shirley for information at 863-385-0744.SFSC to host preengineering student information sessionAVON PARK South Florida State College (SFSC) will hold a pre-engineering information session on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5-7 / p.m. in R oom 138/150, Dr. Norman L. Stephens Jr. Health and Science Education Center, Highlands Campus. SFSC math and science faculty and advisors from the colleges Advising and Counseling Center will speak about the mathemat ics and sciences courses available to pre-engineer ing students who wish to complete their rst two years of college at SFSC. The infor mation session will help current and pr ospectiv e students develop a clear under standing of the courses they ar e r equir ed to take and the sequence in which they are offered, so that they can stay on track for eventual trans fer into a bachelors degree progr am at a four -year college or university. Pr e-engineer ing students, prospective students, and their parents ar e in vited to the program. For more infor mation, contact Dr. Kimberly Batty-Herbert, dean, arts and sciences, at 863-784-7329 or battyhek@ southorida.edu.Seventh Annual Oktoberfest is looking for VendorsAVON PARK The Seventh Annual Avon Park Oktoberfest will be held Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Main Street and Museum Avenue in down town Avon Park sponsored b y the CRA. The ev ent this year will have a return of German food vendors, the Jaycees Beer Tent, pony rides, bounce houses, arts and crafts vendors, and much mo re. New to this years festival will be Hogtoberfest on Main which will be a mo torcycle rally. Volunteer reghters fr om ar ound the state will compete in the annual Firematics competition. To be a vendor, call Laura at 863-368-2138 or email at oktoberfestavonpark@gmail. com or go to www.avon parkcra.com for an application. Food vendors are $60, non-food vendors ar e $40 and non-prot vendors are $20.Get Rolled culinary art class offeredSEBRING On Sept. 17, the Highlands Art League will offer a Get Rolled culinary art class at 6 / p.m. The class will be taught by Jason Cheng, chef/owner at Cang Tong Restaurant, which is sponsoring the class. The class will include a sushi roll demonstration, recipe and roll instructions, saki tast ing and sushi roll samples. Adv ance r egistration is required; seating is limited. Class fee is $30 for HAL members and $35 for non-members For details or to register, visit www. HighlandsAr tLeague .org (Adult Education) or call 863-385-6682.SHS cheerleaders holding BBQSEBRING The Sebring High School Cheerleaders will be holding their annu al chicken barbecue fundraising dinner on Friday, Sept. 19, fr om 3-7 / p.m. at Firemens Field. Dine in or take out are available. All pick-ups and diningin will take place at the main entrance of the fairgrounds near the baseball eld. The dinners include half of a chicken, cooked by the Sebring Firemen, coleslaw, baked beans, cookie and a roll, all for the low cost of $7 per dinner. Tickets are available from any Sebring cheerleader or call 863-381-8770. LOCAl L NEWS S SnN APSHOTS OOBITUARIES T homasHOMAS K oconisOCON IS J rR .Thomas P. Koconis Jr., 80, passed away on July 26, 2014 in Sebring, peacefully in his sleep, sur rounded by his family. Mr Koconis was born Dec. 28, 1933 to Thom as P. Koconis Sr. and Barbara Kraemer Koconis. He grew up in the Edgewater neighborhood, and grad uated from St. Gertrude Grammar School in 1947 and from Loyola Acade my in 1951. As a young man, T om enjoyed playing basketball in the Catho lic Youth and Hellenic bas ketball leagues. He served in the Army from 19541956. He worked for the Il linois Department of T rans portation when he re turned from the Army Mr Koconis moved to Florida in 1969 af ter marrying Tana Louise. He worked as 25 years, and enjoyed rais ing horses and dogs in his retired years. Surviving is his com panion of 12 years, Jea nette C. Seay; his daugh ters, Kimmy (Skip Zingone) and Gaye Koconis (Patrick J. OMalley); his brothers, Peter C. Koconis (Bridget) and John T. Koconis; his grandchildren, Kirby Rodri guez (Jessica Lugo), Jor dan, Conor, Mikayla and Aidan Koconis-OMalley; and his great-grandchil dren, Destin and T rinity Rodriguez. rials to your favorite char ity in Toms name would be appreciated. Private memorial services held in Florida and Chicago. KOCONIS The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN qb /0 SowThe Leas[ ExpensiveFuneral I Ionic in PolkC'ount' is ullcrim, the"ante treat sere ices inHiLihlantlsC'nunly Ioul
www.newssun.comWednesday, September 10, 2014 | NE wsWS -SU nN | A9 SPORTsS BY JAMES TA YY LOR NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T AVON PARK The Red Devil swim team continued to excel as two school records were broken in their swim meet last Thursday, Sept. 4, against the F r ostpr oof Bulldogs. Avon Park also won the overall points in both the boys and girls. The rst record to fall was one that has stood for 11 years in Avon Park. The boys 200-yard medley relay consist ing of Zack Hutchins, Josh W illiams Logan Carroll and Steven New set the new Wet Devil standard with a time of 1:54.25. Hannah Farr nally broke the rst of two school recor ds that she has been chasing for a couple of years in the 100 breaststroke. Farr captured the school record with a time of 1:18.70. She is now eyeing the 200 freestyle in which Wet Devils topple two records James Taylor/News-SunAvon Parks Luis Cervera working hard in the buttery swim.SEE SWIM | A12 BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-S SUn N S SPORTS E EDITOR SEBRING This was a lot better than last time, Lake Plac id head coach Char lotte Bauder said with a beaming smile Monday night. Last time was the championship of the S ebring Preseason Classic, when her Lady Dragon squad fell to the Blue Streaks in four sets. But with ve games under their belt since then, Lake Placid turned the tables and took their own four-set win Monday. It was in a fash ion typical of this always-competitive rivalry, with momentum swings and extended r allies that had the big crowd on the edge of its collective seat most of the night. The Dragons raced out to a 6-3 lead early in the opener, only to see Sebring score sev en straight to take a 10-6 edge. A K ailin B rown ace got it back to 10-8, and though a Briah Thomas kill and Hannah Kaszubo wski tip would keep the Streaks up, it wasnt long before Lake Placid heated up. A Mary Grace Bates ace and Jacalyn Bald win kill highlighted a run that put the D r agons up 19-15. Then, kills from B aldwin and Maddie Wilson, along with a tip from Raveen Gobourne, and the lead grew to 22-16. B ut the S treaks came storming back with ve of the next six points, and eight of the next 10, to tie it at 24. In the end, however, the Lady Dragons eked out the next two to grab the 26-24 win. Things took a turn in the second set, as a buoyed Lake Placid squad stormed out to a big early lead and were never really threat ened. S ebr ing scor ed two Lady Dragons roar past Streaks Dan Hoehne/News-SunThe Lady Dragons celebrate after the nal point secured their four-set win over Sebring Monday night. Dan Hoehne/News-SunKylie Bowers puts up a set for a racing Caylin Webb Monday night.SEE LP | A12 SSPECIAL TO THE NEWS-S SUn N SEBRING The thunder rolled and the lightning struck last Thursday, Sept. 4, at Heartland Bowl in Sebring as the Sebring High School bo y s and girls teams shut out the Okeechobee Brahmans. The Lady Blue S treaks started strong and won the rst game against the Brahmans with a high game of 225 bowled by Se brings anchor Adrianna Stacey. The second game was lost b y the S treaks with a high game of 171 bowled by Elise Chaisson. Going into the baker game series, the Lady Streaks were evenly matched with a score of 2 -2. Sebring won the rst game with an amazing baker game of 210 to the Brahmans 156. The second game the Brahmans won, driving the Lady Streaks into a third game to decide the score of the match. Sebring rolled to vic tory by only a ninepin margin with the nal game of 137 to the Br ahmans 128. The nal score of the girls match was Sebring 4Okeechobee 3. The Blue Str eak boys team also proved to be victorious with a win in the rst game against Okeechobee with high Blue Streak bowlers thunder past Brahmans Courtesy photoSebrings Elise Chaisson bowled two games of 171 against Okeechobee.SEE BOWL | A12 BY JAMES TA YY LOR NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Green Dragon Youth Foot ball League won two of three games against the Bartow YellowJackets with the fourth game being stopped and postponed due to heavy r ains and lightning. The ag team squeaked out a slim 14-12 win o ver Bar tow to improve their recor d on the y ear to 5-0. With the win, the ag team has a rm footing in the District 5 conference with a thr ee-game lead o ver the Sebring Blue Streaks and the Okeechobee Brahmans, who are both tied in second place with 2-3 r ecor ds. The Mitey Mite game was also a defensive battle as the Gr een D ragons and the Yellowjackets fought to a 6-6 tie dur ing regulation. The Yello wjackets won in overtime on yardage for the 7-6 win. The loss drops the Mitey Mite team to 3-2 on the season. They are current ly in second place in Distr ict 5, but ar e two games behind the unbeaten Sebring Blue Str eaks in the stand ings. As the skies began to dar ken, the Lake P lacid Pee Wee team throttled Bartow for a 33-0 win. Anthony Allen scor ed thr ee touchdowns in the rst half with Elijah D aley scor ing once as the G reen Dr agons w ent into intermission with a 26-0 lead. With a r unning clock in the second half, Allen took advantage of the limited opportunities with a 77-yar d touchdown r un to cap off the scoring for Lake Placid. The win keeps the Pee Wee team undefeated at 5-0 and alone in rst place in D istr ict 5 with a one-game lead over Okeechobee. The Juniors attempted to play as heavy rains and high winds r olled into the area. Niquan Allen put Lake Placid in the lead with a 15-yard run to the left side to give the Dragons a 7-0 lead. The game was stopped a moment later as thunder and lightning came with the storm. The game was post poned to a later date if needed. Lake Placid will be on the r oad this weekend to play the North East Rattlers The F lag and Mitey Mite squad will be facing tough competition as the North East Flag team spor ts a 3-1 record and the Mitey Mite team is 4-1. The Pee Wee and Junior teams will both seek to go 6-0 for the season against an 1-4 R attler Pee Wee team and an 0-4 Rattler Junior team.Young Dragons take two from Bartow James Taylor/News-SunLake Placid Pee Wee Runningback Anthony Allen appears to be surrounded by a swarm of Yellowjackets. Allen broke loose to the outside for a 77-yard touchdown. /o%, -. iktli rvA'S. IS,46`AAMir-4 N_0
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www.newssun.comWednesday, September 10, 2014 | NE wsWS -SU nN | A11 Information www. .org www.rrfMEDICARE,MEDICAID,ANDMOSTCOMMERCIAL INSURANCESACCEPTED 5019096 TOADVERTISEONTHIS PAGE,PLEASECALL VICKIEWATSON 386-5631 PEOPLEDONTCAREHOWMUCHYOUKNOW,UNTILTHEYKNOWHOWMUCHYOUCARE. rr fntbr rfntbrf rffntbnrtbtr rrrr3083317 BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-S SUn N S SPORTS E EDITOR It was a nice start to the cross country season for Sebring on Sat urday, Sept. 6, at the Lake Region I nvita tional. The Lady Str eaks placed fth overall, out of their 12-team eld, without one of their top runners. Im pleased with our nish, especial ly since one of my top girls, D ianna S alinas, did not run due to a minor injury girls head coach Krista Schult said. The rest of the girls ran strong races. This is one of the most focused teams I have had. Out of 85 runners in the girls eld, the top ve Sebring nish ers were all in the top half. Leading the Lady S tr eaks was Brooke Sanders, who crossed the line with a time of 24:10.29 for 14th place, with Katherine Stoll coming across less than one minute later for 22nd. Sophia Tauchen and Christen Pyles were the next two Sebring nishers, going 26th and 29th respective ly. And nishing up the scoring r uns was Sarahi Rivera, who took 38th in 26:59.60 It was an ev en str onger nish on the boys side of the meet as a familiar cast of char acters pr opelled the Str eaks to a secondplace nish among 13 teams. The Fos ters, Eric and Damian, placed fth and sev enth, respectively, with times of 17:29.45 and 17:47.14. Malcolm Holdman was just a few slots down, in 11th, with a time of 18:09.89, while Chandler Gowan was 20th in 19:40.58. Next was a trio of Sebring runners who took the 23, 24 and 25 spots in the form of Wesley and Tim Kon ing, along with Trevor Doty. W esley K oning was the fth Streak to cross, making him their nal scoring place, though out of the 100-man eld, all seven Blue Streaks n ished in the top quar ter. I t was a har d course with lots of sharp turns and loose footing, boys head coach M atthew Schult said. But Im happy with how the guys did. A bunch of them were close to personal records. N ot bad for the rst time out competitiv ely for the 2014 season. Next up for the Blue Streaks is the Ft. Myers Optimist Invite Satur day, Sept. 13. This will be a much lar ger meet, Krista Schult said. We will have much tougher competition.Blue Streaks strong in Cross Country openerIt was a hard course with lots of sharp turns and loose footing. But Im happy with how the guys did.Matthew Schult Sebring boys head coach Y O,,..j rcat,trEAR CANAornerstoneHOSPICE AUDTR& PALLIATIVE CARE N NERVEVin,r L, il n 1 (mr' ht IInSJnce, ..I+ in n I 1984communcation occurs in the brain.When we lose our ability to hear, the ear stops sendingneeded information to the brain, effecting the ability BO` 4t 1to understand what is being said.'Auditory Deprivation'', can impair the waythe brain processes sound. \\/The solution is hearing aids; sending the correct COCHLEA/ MIDDLE EAR'FREE HEARING TEST nformation to the brain, protecting it from dtroahy. OUTER low EARDRUMEARChuck OliverBC-I IISBoard Certified-Hearing q T1 (,Instrument-Sciences ft` y Ignoring th `" Signs!Years Experience Do you HEAR, but DON'T Understand?E-.Ncr-ietr ice you can trust... Do people seem to mumble?We specialize in helping people who hear but don't always ny, p, ro4 V.W.understand. Call us for courteous, professional service Do you ask others to repeat themselves?backed with ycarc of experiencc.digitalHEARING AID 382-92104206 Sebring Parkway Sebring 3 DAYS ONLY.www.DigitalHearingAidOutlet.comWANTED: 20 PEOPLE FULLY DIGITAL HEARING AIDSZo%TO EXPERIENCE THE LATEST ToOFF4W Oriental Medical IN HEARING TECHNOLOGY! 5iss Week OORIy.DINu.Ear ModelsClinic of Florida P.A. --------------------------------CHINESE MEDICINE Improved with Think Signal .,CUSTOM CANAL DIGITALTechnology, provides Hearing Instruments that.., ; tjWe specialize in Virtually ELIMINATES FEEDBACK Custom Fits YOUR EarAcupuncture and herbal M dicitc Aitomatically Detects Phones & Adjusts for Optimal Listeningto 1tc11) yott in 111c Automatically Adjusts for Different Noise Levels '--_______________________________ 'treatment of:Pain Management This event will be held this week only!Chronic DiseaseWeight Loss digital N E 1 1 I N K Call today 382-9210Wellness Enhancement HEARING AIDJeanie 0. Lee, r)..4.O31. 4206 Sebring Parkway Sebring3101 Medical Way 4 up fnciun Phr sietan Rringalnngafamil yAcross From Homers RestaurantSebrine, Florida 386-5050 member orfnend6F0, SEBRINGHEART CENTER(r1Gc c Zfnru dffaG)1 diQI01r,7.3r..J
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Getinheremyfriend,andstaysafeathome!Over100 YearsStaff ExperienceHours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5:30pm Saturday 10am-2pm ClosedSunday andMonday3083320 rfn rfntbnnr f n nbtn f n nbtn rfffff 3083743 rf rf nn WONTYOU,HELPUSFIGHTFORAMERICA?EVERYTUESDAY6:00PM8:00PM tbbbf frrfntb 3080042 James Taylor/News-SunAvon Parks Hanna Farr is chasing the school record in the 200 freestyle, and broke the school record in the 100 breaststroke against Frostproof last Thursday, Sept. 4.she is less than one second away. Mikaela Talley, Rachel Gaidos, Kasey Starling and T ammy Hutchins combined for rst place in the girls 200 medley relay with a time of 2:20.37. Koy McGrath won the 200 free with a time of 2:05.63 while Steven New won the 50 and 100 free events. Erin Bonini won in two individual events, taking rst in both the 50 and 100 free with times of 37.61 and 1:21.59, respectively. In the 100 back stroke, Mikaela Talley won for the girls and L uis C ervera placed rst for the Red Devil boys. Fr ostpr oof won both the boys and girls 400 freestyle relay and Robbie Costine easily won the boys diving for F rostproof. Costine placed third in the state last year. Avon Park also won both the boys and girls 200 free relay. For the boys, Josh Williams, Logan Car roll, Luis Cervera and Steven N ew nished with a time of 1:41.98. The girls 200 medley relay, consisting of Mikaela Talley, Kasey Star ling, Tammy Hutchins and H annah F arr near ly br oke the two-minute mark at 2:00.50 Av on P ark head coach Tracy Lee stated that they are really excited about two school recor ds being br oken and added that there are a couple more that are close to being eclipsed. SWIM FROM PAGE A A 9 Dan Hoehne/News-SunIt was a late kill by Tamija Douglas that helped hold o Sebring in the Lady Dragons win Monday night.points in a row four times in the set and had its only threepoint run toward the very end. The Dragons, mean while, had three threepoint r uns and addi tional runs of four, ve and six points to lead b y as much as 18-7 be fore securing a 25-18 win. But any one who thought this was the precursor to a tree-set sweep, doesnt know the history of this ri valry, and the heightened level of competitive re it brings out. Just when the momentum seemed ful ly on the side of Lake Placid, it was the Lady B lue Streaks who turned it around in the third set. This time, the Dragons had just one fourpoint r un and two thr ees, with Sebring sustaining more and longer scoring streaks. Tied at 14 apiece, a Caylin Webb kill high lighted a four-point run, which was soon follo wed by another to put the Streaks up 2215. This is when Lake Placid scored four straight to close the gap to 22-19, but would have only one more score left in them as Sebring got back into the match with a 25-20 win. And it soon looked like the Streaks would push this to a fth set when they took a 1511 lead in the fourth. But this, like many other mid-set leads, was not safe. Three straight Drag on scores cut the Sebring lead down to 1615 and ve str aight soon shot them ahead 19-17. A big Sarah Mor ris block then made it 21-18 before a C adie OHern kill launched three straight by the Streaks to tie it at 21. It stayed tied at 22-apiece before a Tamija Douglas kill sparked Lake Placid toward the nal points for the 25-22 win. Its been a process with a new setter and a new middle, Bauder said. But they are re ally coming together. Our setting was gr eat tonight and we did a really good job of taking their big hitters out of it. Our back-line defense was r eally on too. I couldnt be more proud. On the Sebring side of things, the process is still playing out. We have a group of really good volleyball players that are still having to learn to play as a team, head coach Venessa Sinness said. We played well in spots and were strong in the rst game, but we let down emotion ally in the second and things fell apart. B ut thats high school volleyball. Its a roller coaster from game to game week to week. It is a busy week for both squads as Lake Placid got back to district play at McKeel T uesday and at home against M ulberry Thursday. Sebring traveled to Hardee for a district match Tuesday before heading to the Winter Park Prep Tournament over the weekend. LP FROM PAGE A A 9game of 246 bowled by David Daniels. Cole Rankin also bowled an impressive 208 in the rst game against the Brahmans. Sebring also went on to win the second game which gave them a 4-0 score going into the baker games. Sebring won one of the baker games with score of 231 but lost the next two games with a score of 91 and 85. The Streaks were vic torious in the match against Okeechobee with a nal scor e of Sebring 5-Okeechobee 2. The striking B lue Streaks play their next match against St. Lucie West Centennial on Thursday, S ept. 11, at St. Lucie Lanes. The Streaks are home on Thursday, Sept. 15, against Lincoln Park at 3:30 / p.m. BOWL FROM PAGE A A 9 Courtesy photoThe Bill Jarrett squad won the Over 70s Half Century Softball Championship in Oviedo recently, rolling to the title with four straight wins. Standing, from left, Manager Harry Bell, Ross McCann, Ron Birkhom, John Kloet, Rafeal and Dave Londo. Kneeling, from left, Gallo Gonzalez, Norm Grubb, Evelio, Harold Baucom and Victor Rodriquez. Not pictured Dave Rosario and Bill Todd.JARRETT TAKES HALF CENTURY TITLE e11C Jjd1'hIra a ;]f FdSOPLuHIGH ADS
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Leagues will include Womens, Church and Recreational A and B and are open to all adults and youth 16 years and older. Registration and fees are due by Wednesday, Sept. 17. Fees are $360, plus $15 sanctioning fee for new teams. For information please call Bob Keefe at 863-381-8284 or Dustin Ridenour at 381-8269. Cheerleader BBQ SEBRING The Se bring High Cheerleaders will be holding their annual Chicken B arbeque fundr aising dinner on Friday, Sept. 19, from 3-7 / p.m. I t will be held at Fire mans Field, dine in or take out ar e av ailable All pick-ups and dining-in will take place at the main entrance of the F air Grounds near the baseball eld. The dinners include chicken, cooked by our own Sebring Fire men, coleslaw, baked beans, cookie and a r oll all for the low cost of $7. Tickets are available from any Sebring Cheerleader or please call 381-8770. Champions Club Golf T our ney AVON PARK The 2nd Annual Avon Park Champions Club golf tourney will be held at River Greens Golf Club on Saturday, Sept. 20, with an 8 / a.m. tee. E 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 busi ness tee sign and fourperson entry H ole sponsorship are available for $50. This years title spon sor is MIDFLORIDA Credit Union, Cohan Radio Group and its $2,000 hole-in-one pr iz e and Walmart. The eld will be lim ited to the rst 100 entrants so get those entries in right away. All proceeds go to benet the academ ic and athletic needs of Av on P ark schools. Contact tourney director Chet Brojek at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (863) 7123524 to have an entry form sent to you. Entry deadline is Monday, Sept. 15. Panther Ribs AVON PARK Pan ther Athletics is now taking pre-or ders for their annual Pork Rib BBQ to be held in conjunction with the Lady Panther V olleyball Tournament on Friday, Sept. 26. Serving time for the ribs will be from 11 / a.m. to 4 / p.m. T o order, email or call Heather Schubert or Coach Hitt, place your order, and stop by and pick it up to take home with you on that Fri day, or take your ribs in the gym and enjoy some collegiate v olley ball action. Pr e-or der deadline is Friday, Sept. 19. If you miss the preorder deadline, we will have ribs on site but get there early as we tend to sell out. Rib order prices are as follows, all checks can be made payable to SFSC Athletics. Rib Basket is $7 and includes ribs, chips choice of drink and cookie. A Slab Rib is $11 and Full Slab of Ribs is $20. V.rJrr>:(a 'i te.. ,x,JrIIIII,_Tgona"o0 G: Y. :.600ymbl9l Mattre55MATTRESS SAL t7,1*-OjHeartlandnal BankI I I 'f 1 'Imo!Jjw armsIIII II \19lMILLER'SCXMMM Am INC.
A14 | NEWSSS U nN | WW ednesday, SS eptember 10, 2014 www.newssun.com rrfnrrttnbnrn bntrnrtnntntrnnf r rtnf r nbnntnttf 3083316 rfntbrrfntbrfntbnnrb 3077429 BY JAMES TA YY LOR NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T SEBRING Sebring Blue Streak Youth Foot ball is hitting full stride as they swept distr ict rivals, the Okeechobee Brahmans, in all ve games this past Satur day in Sebring. The Flag team won their second game of the year with a 25-6 over the Brahmans. The win improved the Sebring Flag team to 2-3 on the season to put them in a sec ond place tie with Okeechobee and thr ee games behind Lake Placid. The Sebring Mitey Mite continued to show its dominance with a 40-0 thr ashing of Okeechobee. Gregory Smith and Frederik Hankerson led the charge as they each scored two touch downs. Jay den G arrett add ed another rushing touchdown while D y v eon Collymore had a touchdown r eception on a pass by Travis Ker ney to account for the sixth Blue S tr eak score. With the win, the Blue Streak Mitey Mites improved to 5-0 on the season with a solid three-game lead in the district. The Sebring Seniors remained undefeated for the season, but it took them triple over time to accomplish that. Okeechobee took a rst half 6-0 lead when they went for it on fourth-and-goal at the Sebring one-foot line. They fumbled the ball into the end zone and recovered it for the touchdown. Sebring tied the game at 6 in the third quarter on a two-yard Sumaj Mitchell run up the middle and brief ly took the lead in the fourth quarter 13-6, on a four-yard run by Sylvester Sims III. Okeechobee tied the game at 13 to for ce the overtime. In the third over time, to be determined by yar dage after both teams failed to score on their rst two possessions, Jakquwel Miller inter cepted an Okeechobee pass. Sebring followed to win the game on penetration yardage, 14-13. With the win, Se bring improved to 5-0 and a two-game lead in the distr ict as Okeechobee fell to 3-2. The Sebring Pee Wee team got their second win of the year with a 19-12 win and the Ju niors picked up their rst win of the season with a 28-0 win. The B lue S treaks should be to roll this momentum into next Saturday as they travel to Lee County to play the Steelers. As a whole, the Steelers have won only two games one b y the M itey Mites and one by the Seniors I n other youth football, the Heartland Eagles lost three of four games played against the Lakeland D estroy ers and the Junior Var sity won by forfeit for the second win. The Eagles Flag team won their thir d straight game with a 13-0 shutout of the Destroyers to impro v e their record to 3-2 on the season. The Mitey Mites lost 20-6 and the Pee Wees fell to Lakeland 41-0 as both team dropped of 0-5 on the year. The Juniors won by forfeit to improve to 1-4. The Eagle Senior team suffered their second loss of the sea son, 19-0, to Lakeland to drop their recor d to 3-2. With both Lake Placid and Sebring on the road this S atur day, all eyes turn to Avon Park. The Heartland Eagles will be on the road, but just about a mile as they travel to Memorial Stadium in Avon Park to play the Red Devils.Junior Blue Streaks batter Brahmans James Taylor/News-SunSebring Senior quarterback Sumaj Mitchell hurdles the Okeechobee defender for a substantial gain. 42Y v1HighlanRemoOff Irl Fr." w-lwlmrvlmraTs
L IVING BWednesday, September 10, 2014 FAMILY FEATURES Date night doesnt have to require reservations at an overpriced restaurant or an overthe-top production. You can easily turn your own home into the perfect romantic setting for a special night you both deserve. Spice up the night with these exciting and memorable new activities you and your signi cant other can enjoy together in the comfort of your own home.Create a Wine BarAdd a touch of sophistication by creating a wine ight experience with a selection of different varietals to taste. Pair sweet wines (such as Moscato, Late Harvest and Sauternes) with assortments of nibbles and noshes, such as chocolates, or one of the delicious avors from Breyers Gelato Indulgences. For red wine varietals, (Merlot, Cabernet, Sauvignon) have plenty of cheeses and gourmet crackers on hand. Remember, presentation is essential, so make sure you break out your best glassware and serving pieces for this intimate tasting for two. Tip: Intended for adults of drinking age. Please drink responsibly. Its the Little ThingsHaving the perfect date night in the comfort of your own home is simple if you add small touches. Consider printing up a menu for the evening along with place cards for you and your signi cant other listing each others best qualities. And dont forget to capture the mood by crafting the perfect playlist to play during the meal. You want music thats easy to talk over so no heavy metal, unless thats your thing. If thats the case, rock on. Fun al FrescoIts easy to turn your backyard or patio into the best outdoor dining experience in town. By adding small unique touches to surprise your signi cant other, like a string of lights for some dim lighting or even a new tablecloth, the evening will feel special. You can also extend the evening by turning it into a great camping experience. All you really need is an open mind, a tent and a little bit of backyard space! With the help of a stargazing app, you can make sure to catch all the action happening in the sky. Special Occasions at HomeMost relationships have milestones and other special events that call for celebration, so why not do so from the comfort and serenity of home? Here are some ways to make those special times even more unique and memorable.New Years EveAgainst the backdrop of bubbling refreshments, and of course a kiss at midnight, create a list of the 10 most memorable moments in the last year, as well as a bucket list of things you want to do in the year ahead. Valentines DayCelebrate this day of love in style. Warm up the oven and create heartshaped pizzas together with all your favorite toppings. Serve them as a AnniversaryOrder carry-out from a restaurant that holds special meaning for your relationship, such as where you had catered your wedding. Or, try and recreate a favorite meal from one of your favorite restaurants on your own. Complete the romantic evening by reading your old love letters and notes out loud, with your favorite songs or wedding video playing in the background. Holiday season Start your own traditions together by baking cookies and sharing your creations on social media with your friends and family. Or pick a handful of your favorite holiday movies for and share your favorite lines from the movies on your social channels. What type of date night couple are you?A wonderful evening together means engaging in activities you both are passionate about. Here are a few of the activities different couples can enjoy based on their passions. ArtsyA quiet outing at the ballet, checking out the newest arts museum or listening to a local band are a few of the activities artsy couples enjoy.PamperingThese couples things in life, such as pedicures, couples massages and other spa treatments.OutdoorsyInspired by nature and adventure, this kind of duo enjoys hiking, off-road driving and camping in the great outdoors.Fitness focusedThis pair loves to get their heart rate up by engaging in physical activities, such as running, biking or playing sports together.DIY coupleFrom the perfectly maintained yard to the always updated kitchen, the do-it-yourself couple loves to work on their home or engage in craft projects. Creative ways to plan a date at home Adults-Only Game NightTake a cue from your kids and have a game night with fun games that let you laugh out loud, get creative and challenge each other to some friendly competition. Charades or even interactive games on your tablet let you stay engaged with each other while having fun. Make It a Classic Film NightSelect a timeless, big-screen love story, like Casablanca, Gone With the Wind or The Shop Around the Corner, for a classic cinema-inspired experience. Try making a meal to match the movie beforehand, such as a Southern feast for Gone With the Wind or Moroccan for Casablanca. After dinner, dim the lights and cuddle up on the couch with a delicious dessert, such as Breyers Gelato Indulgences. Savor decadent avors like Vanilla Caramel, Tiramisu, Raspberry Cheesecake or Triple Chocolate.For ice cream recipes and more information on Breyers Gelato Indulgences, visit www.breyers.com. ID ATN I G H TivoAmM 10110lie4
B2 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, September 10, 2014 www.newssun.com An exciting new season begins for Highlands County Audubon Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Lake Placid Art League on Dal Hall Boulevard. The program, featuring facts about Florida Black Bears, will open at with a dinner at 6:30 and a meeting at 7:15 p.m. The location and meeting time are both new. First-grade teacher Sheli Gossett will talk about her experiences at an Educator Nature Camp. Gossett was selected by the Highlands County Audubon Society for the Miriam Beck Scholarship Award that paid expenses for her to attend Camp OtyOkwa in Ohio. Gossett will relate a few of her experiences from camp and what her students will be involved in doing this year. She will also talk about the Roots and Shoots Community Service Learning Project her rst graders did last year about Florida Black Bears. The classroom project was awarded Project of the Month status for August on Jane Goodalls Roots and Shoots website at http:// www.rootsandshoots. org/projectofthemonth. This week Gossett traveled to Tampa to hear Dr. Goodall speak at the University of South Florida. Gossett is an outstanding teacher and has her young students learning amazing things, said Audubon spokesman Helen Obenchain. Youll not want to miss her presentation. The community is invited to join members at 6:30 for a pot luck dinner. Bring a dish to share and your own service, or come at 7:15 p.m. for the program. For more information call Obenchain at 269-932-8934.Neigh-BEAR-hood Watch is Audubon Society topic Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers will host an Anniversary Dance on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Elks Lodge in Lake Placid. Buddy Canova, the man with the sax, will be the musician and dancing will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jack and Connie Rugala will be offering a free dance lesson at 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Lessons will begin with the basic Fox Trot. Jack Rugala is originally from Sarasota, and has been an avid ballroom dancer for over eight years. The Kinga-Kanteen will open at 5:15 p.m. featur ing a special salad plate, homemade soup, chili, hot dogs and chili dogs. Admission is $5 for LPBD members and $7 for non-members. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge is on County Road 621, just east of town.Ballroom Dancers to celebrate anniversary Courtesy photoConnie and Jack Rugala will give free ballroom dance lessons from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, prior to the Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers anniversary dance at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge. The Lake Placid Noon Rotary donated $1,000 to the Miracle League of Highlands County on Thursday, Sept. 4 when the chapter held its weekly luncheon at Beef OBradys. John Varady spoke to Rotarians about Miracle League which was formed over eight years ago. The groups very rst baseball game attracted more than 60 mentally and/or physically challenged participants including children and adults. Varady said it is a noncompetitive league. Everyone bats, every one scores, everyone plays in the field and all games end in a tie. Players are assigned an Angel in the Outfield to assist with batting, running and fielding the ball. The league is designed for the athletes to enjoy the sport and help them learn the skills of baseball. There is no cost to families except transportation to get the athletes to the baseball eld in Lake Placid. Games start at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and each game lasts 45 minutes. The line-up of games closes at noon. Varady said a new division has been created this year for 3-6 year olds. Opening day will be Sept. 27 and the season runs through November. Please come out and enjoy some baseball and volunteer to help with a worthwhile cause, Varady said. For more information about Miracle League go to ML4HC.com or call 863-451-6831.Rotary donates $1,000 to Miracle League effortsBy LORRAINE HUTCHINSSPECIAL TO THE NEWS-JOURNAL Courtesy photo/Lorraine HutchinsPictured, left to right, are John Varady and Danny and Saundra Bass from Miracle League, with C.B. Brewer, president of Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club. GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE rfntfbr tft rf -frrb rrfrfrfrfbbrf rrt ftrbbb r rffftf frrbrrbrf rrtrf fffffr rfnttnbnfttnrf frbrfr rr r nr rbrrrrrftf fffbCareerSourceHeartlandisanequalopportunityemployer/program. Auxiliaryaidsandservicesareavailableuponrequesttoindividualswithdisabilities. 3084251 Financing Available560 U.S. 27 North Sebring 385-4796www.CarpetPatioBlinds.comChamber of Commerce memberFamily owned & operated since 1978 Shaw Anso Nylon Carpetper sq. ft. (installed with padding) In Stock Berber Carpetper sq. ft. (plus installation and padding) In Stock No Wax Vinyl 12ft. and 13ft wideper sq. ft. (plus installation) In Stock Oak Vinyl Plankper sq. ft. (plus installation) Outdoor Carpetper sq. ft. In Stock Boat Carpet-Many Colors 6ft and 8ft wideper sq. ft. rfntbtnttnrf nntnt btttt ntnf ttn 3083259 areerSourcef \ HEARTLANDEllLr41. 'BEEPI '")'BPISEE ,a,.TREASUREAWAITS!Classutieds!
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 www.newssun.com Dr. Dennis West, Senior Pastor at Placid Temple Church of God in Lake Placid, will instruct classes in Biblical Studies. The classes are offered as an extension of Crossland Christian University of which Dr. West is an alumni. Classes will commence Wednesday, Sept. 17 and run through May 2015. The classes will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the church, located on 51 Lake June Road. There are several degree levels that can be obtained. An AA, BA, masters or doctorate can be earned, said Dr. West. It depends on what type of education you have in your background. According to West, there are two semesters in a year. Each semester tuition is $525. For additional information call the church at 863465-4931 or Dr. West at 863-243-1347.Classes for Biblical Studies degree begin at Placid Temple Church of God The Caladium Arts & Crafts Cooperative hosted a reception for Artist of the Month Betty Near during a First Friday event at the arts and crafts mecca on Interlake Boulevard in Lake Placid. Light refreshments were served. In the classroom area, members were teaching a free clock building and painting class to a dozen patrons. Donated art was given in a drawing with Lake Placid resident Margaret Gleave taking home the prize. The Caladium Arts & Crafts Cooperative, at 132 E. Interlake Blvd., is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information on becoming a member call 863-699-5940 or visit www.caladiumarts.org.The Caladium Arts, Crafts Cooperative honors Septembers Artist of the Month Courtesy photosMarie Herrera, who has also been there as a dedicated volunteer, was a volunteer of the month for June but was unable to attend to receive her plaque until recently. On behalf of the Women of the Moose Board of Ocers and all co-workers, a huge thanks for everything. Without volunteers the lodge would not be able to function and do what it does for Moose and local charities. WOTM is a not-for-prot organization donating their time for the betterment of the community.Moose name top volunteers Donna Tuckers honors were two-fold on Aug. 27 at Moose Lodge 2259 on U.S. 98. Tucker was acknowledged not only as a volunteer of the month but also has reached the goal of signing 100 women into Chapter 873. She has served the Lodge for many years on the WOTM board and goes the extra mile to assist with special events and fundraisers as well as many other functions of the Moose Lodge. Betty Near was honored as Septembers Artist of the Month during a Friday reception at the Cala dium Arts & Crafts Cooperative in Lake Placid.Courtesy photos/Glenn GonzalesArt patrons decorate clock faces during a free class as a part of First Friday events at the Caladium Arts & Crafts Cooperative. Courtesy photoAmerican Legion Post 69 of Avon Park recently donated 15 full backpacks to the Avon Park school system for students in need. There were also extra supplies for teachers in the classrooms donated by Post members. Pictured are Terri Gallagher, district chairman for the state for Children and Youth Services as well as auxiliary chairman for the same. Also present were Wilbur Weyrouch, Jim and Mickie Edwards.American Legion donates supplies to Avon Park schools Thanks Highlands County For Your Support!Come By & See Our Showroom! Stop in Saturday, Sept. 13thMeet the Big Green Egg Rep & also... DCS Grill Master Rep. They will be cooking from 10am-2pm in our parking lot!COME IN AND REGISTER TO WIN A ORECK VACUUM CLEANERVALUE UP TO $199. Drawing will be held Saturday at 1:45 pm! ONE DAY ONLY SPECIALS! FULL SERVICE CENTER FOR APPLIANCES & TV INTRO APPLIANCE LINE! rfrntbrrrrr f 3083585 r NEWIS-S DIREBig Green EggThe Ultimate Cooking Experience'I At-TLr sUtf.MUSSELMAN'S MPL AWCE ',,1rY
B4 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, September 10, 2014 www.newssun.com How often are you in your local market shopping and see fruits and vegetables that you have no idea what they are? Well, that happens to chefs, too. On Saturday, Lauren and I were at the market and we were looking for some vegetables to go with our dinner and I discovered malanga blanca. It kind of looked like taro root and that is what I thought I was grabbing. But when I realized taro root was on another displa, I looked at the sign and found out that it was malanga blanca. I searched for info about it on my phone and found out that it is similar to a yam in appearance and a potato in flavor. It is a root commonly used in tropical countries, much like the potato is used in temperate regions. Malanga is also similar in texture and appearance to the taro and cassava, but has a woodsy taste with a hint of black walnut. Especially common in Cuba and Puerto Rico, it is typically deep-fried as fritters or chips. It can also prepared mashed, baked, boiled or sauted. I decided to give it a try, so after we returned home I peeled it and immediately noticed that it did remind me of a yam and it did have that woodsy taste to it when I tasted it raw. I wanted to retain that flavor as much as possible, so instead of preparing it like mashed potatoes, I decided to saut it with some garlic and rosemary. I also tossed in some onion and mushrooms then let that slowly saut for about five minutes until tender. I served the malanga over a grassfed ribeye and it was really quite good. The flavors complimented the steak and I am sure I will be cooking more malanga blanca soon. I want to encourage you all to look around your markets vegetable section for this food and maybe you might even find other new foods to try. Cheers, Chef.Malanga blanca saut 8 oz. Malanga blanca peeled and Julienned 2 cloves fresh chopped garlic teaspoon of fresh chopped rosemary 2 oz. Julienned onion 3 oz of fresh sliced portabella mushrooms Preparation method 1. Saut malanga with some olive oil on medium heat until slightly tender. 2. Add onions and mushrooms and continue to saut for another minute. 3. Add garlic and herbs and saut for another minute. 4. Adjust seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Tim Spain is System Executive Chef with Morrison Healthcare Food Service. He can be reached by email at TimmieSpain@ IamMorrison.com.Malanga blanca a pleasant discovery Tim SpainCHEFS CORNER SUPPORT YOUR FREE Matboardwith Any Custom Frame JobrfntfbFrames & Imagesrfn tbbtttbb www.vmbenterprises.espwebsite.com Limited Time! OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENTSALES PARTS SERVICE Parts & Service for Most Brands Great prices on last years mowers!Is it time for your mower to be serviced? rfnftbf Royce Supply TO ADVERTISE ON THIS PAGE CALL VICKIE WATSON 386-5631 Great prices on last years mowers!830 US 27 S. Lake Placid863-465-2160 Royce Supply Parts & Service for Most Brands OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENTSALES PARTS SERVICE Is it time for your mower to be serviced? 3083257 0 0=7Do you or someoneyou know suffer TINNTS('0 CT7I4Ifrom constant"ringing in the ears"? YOUR NEXT MOWERMaybe it 's not ringing exactly... it 's somethingcalled tinnitus, the medical term for the sensationof hearing sound in your ears or head with no C" ,6external sound present. The Xinc Tinnitus masksor covers up your tinnitus and takes your focusoff your tinnitus.385-3497Royce SupplySebringWifMIERaCccbV ruJ IIIw.tit.-l.ld'Ill`.J,,II4,oPav'NM
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 www.newssun.com | COMMUNITY CALENDARSeptember Sept. 2-30 Lake Placid CHIP Program. Signicant health changes can occur in as little as 30 days, including improved blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, BMI, fasting blood sugar, sleep, resilience and depression. Space is limited. Those interested should call Dorie Road, M.N., R.N. at 863-840-1125 or visit www.chiphealth. com. Today (Wednesday) Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce monthly membership muncheon returns to Lake Placid Camp & Conference Center, 2665 Placid View Drive, Lake Placid. Members and guests are asked to arrive early and the meeting begins at noon. Monthly luncheons are for Chamber members only. Call 863-465-4331 or email email@example.com to make reservations. Speaker will be from Lake Placid Healthcare, which is also the luncheon sponsor. Sept. 19 My Generation, Young Chinese Artists, the rst U.S. art exhibit by Chinese artists under the age of 36 and the rst joint exhibit by the Museum of Fine Arts and the Tampa Museum of Art. For details, call Orange Blossom Tours at 863-451-3040 or 855628-0855 or go to www. OrangeBlossomTours. com. Sept. 19-21 5th annual Sebring Thunder car show. Car Show, food vendors, music by California Toe Jam Band and lots of fun. For details, call 800423-5939 or visit www. sebringthunder.net. Sept. 23 Holy Land Experience, one of Orlandos most moving and meaningful theme parks, which recreates the Jerusalem of Biblical times. For details, call Orange Blossom Tours at 863-451-3040 or 855628-0855 or go to www. OrangeBlossomTours. com. Sept. 24 Those Were The Days. Musical revue at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, Ft Myers, featuring the greatest hit songs from the s, s, s, and s, accompanied by humorous sketches. For details and tickets, call Orange Blossom Tours at 863-451-3040 or 855628-0855 or go to www. OrangeBlossomTours. com. Sept. 27 6th annual Mason G. Smoak 5K & Family Fun Festival in DeVane Park in uptown Lake Placid. The 5K race is a benet to support the Mason G. Smoak Foundation. Register at http://masong smoakfoundation.org or call Amy Smith at the Foundation at 863699-0838. Race begins at 8 a.m. and a Family Fun Walk is at 9 a.m. A Family Fun Festival .in the park will be from 9 a.m. to noon.Coming events Oct. 2 Theyre Playing Our Song. Winter Park Playhouse musical based on real-life relationship between composer Marvin Hamlisch and lyricist Carole Bayer Sager. For details and tickets, call Orange Blossom Tours at (863) 451-3040 or (855) 628-0855 or go to www. OrangeBlossomTours. com. Oct. 7 Saving Historic Homes. Guided tour of 4 historic homes and properties saved from demolition in Winter Park and Maitland. Also, Maitland Art and History Center tour. For details and tickets, call Orange Blossom Tours at 863-451-3040 or 855628-0855 or go to www. OrangeBlossomTours. com. Oct. 3-4 Wings and Wildowers Festival at Leesburg and Mt. Dora. National and local experts talk about Floridas birds, wildowers, and natural resources. Award-winning photographer Roger Hammer gives keynote dinner address. For details and tickets, call Orange Blossom Tours at 863-451-3040 or 855628-0855 or go to www. OrangeBlossomTours. com. Oct. 9 TriChamber Mixer at Archbold Biological Station, 123 Main Drive, Venus from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 Orlando Shakespeare Theaters Actors Equity matinee production of the musical Les Miserables, winner of three Tony awards and a Grammy award. For details and tickets, call Orange Blossom Tours at 863-451-3040 or 855628-0855 or go to www. OrangeBlossomTours. com. Oct. 3-4 Wings and Wildowers Festival in Leesburg and Mt. Dora. Learn from national and local experts about Floridas birds, wildowers, and natural resources. Hear award-winning photographer Roger Hammer, keynote dinner speaker. For details and tickets, call Orange Blossom Tours at 863-451-3040 or 855628-0855 or go to www. OrangeBlossomTours. com. Oct. 4 Barktoberfest & Pet Adoptions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Stuart Park, Lake Placid. Contests, free nail clipping, pet blessing, local veterinar ian on premises. Adopt a pet from Humane Society of Highlands, Highlands County Animal Control and local nonprot Rescue Groups. Free drawing ticket with each donation of quality food (wet or dry), toys, shampoo, collars, leashes, treats, kitty litter, pet beds, crates, cleaning supplies, etc. For more information call 863-441-0351. Oct. 11 NU-HOPE Fun Shoot from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at FishHawk Sporting Clays in Lithia. Call Laurie Murphy 863-382-2134 for more information. Oct. 17 Golf FORE Homes annual tournament at Country Club of Sebring, benetting Highlands County Habitat for Humanity. Visit www.habitathighlands.org or call 863-3857156 for details. Oct. 31 Halloween Street Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. along Interlake Blvd. and Main Ave in Lake Placid. Candy will be provided by participating merchants and local organizations. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Any questions, call Police Chief James Fansler at 863-699-3757.Ongoing events The Lake Placid Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of each month, September through May at the Lake Placid Womans Club building, 10 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid. Social time at 11:30, lunch at noon with garden related program and business meeting following. New members welcome. For information call Alice at 863-699-2981 or Sharon at 863-531-0060. Archbold Biological Station, 123 Main Drive, Venus. Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors must register at the main ofce. A short vid eo about the biodiver sity and conservation of the Lake Wales Ridge is available for viewing and Walk-Through Time self-guided tour that emphasizes plant identication and scrub ecology begins at the south end of the main grounds. For more information call 863-465-2571 or visit www.archbold-station. org. Highlands Hammock State Park, 5931 Hammock Road, Sebring. For event information or park tour information, call 863386-6094 or visit www. FloridaStateParks.org. Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers. For member ship information or event dates, call Susie Lee at 863-699-0886 or email at larryandsusie@ centurylink.net. South Florida State College Lake Placid Center offers exercise and dance classes. For a detailed schedule, call 863-465-3003. Lake Placid Historical Society Depot Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 12 Park St., Lake Placid. Call 863-465-1771. American Clown Museum & School is open Wednesdays through Fridays from noon to 3 p.m. at 109 Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid. For more information, call 863-465-2920. Car Show at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Lake Placid at 5 p.m. every Tuesday. Bingo every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 on C.R. 621 E. Open to the public. Call 863-465-2661 for information. Firemens Flea Market every Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Highlands County Fairgrounds. Call 863-382-2255 for details. Lunch and card games at Lake Placid Elks Lodge the third Wednesday of each month. Open to the public. B ring a group of four and enjoy an afternoon of card games. Cost is $6 per person. Call 863-465-2661. Circle Theater of Sebring for infor mation and events call 863-382-1029 or visit www.circletheaterof sebring.org. Lake Country Cruisers Car Show meetings from 5 to 8 p.m. in the parking lot near Platters restaurant in Lake Placid on the second Friday of each month. 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B6 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, September 10, 2014 www.newssun.com DEAR ABBY: Im a 15-year-old girl. When Im with the high school group of kids at my church, I try to extend myself and talk, but they never reciprocate much. I always have to try to think of something to say and be careful I dont embarrass myself. Especially around guys, I feel awkward and self-conscious. I feel OK about myself, but I still get nervous. Other girls nd things to talk about to each other but not me, and guys never talk to me rst, either. I dont know if Im doing something wrong or being too careful. Im an only child. I get along pretty well with adults, but I have a hard time with kids. I heard you have a booklet about these issues. If you think it might help me, how can I order it? UNPOPULAR IN SACRAMENTO DEAR UNPOPULAR: Part of your problem may be that youre an only child, which can be isolating. If you spend most of your time with adults, its understandable that you are less comfortable with people your own age. But dont let it stop you from trying to be friendly. If guys dont speak to you rst, theyre probably feeling as awkward as you are. To smile and say hello is NOT being pushy. My booklet How to Be Popular is lled with suggestions for polishing social skills. It covers a variety of social situations and is meant for people of all ages. To order, send your name and address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to Dear Abby Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. There are tips for becoming the kind of person other people nd interesting, attractive and want to know better. (If parents, teachers and clergy know someone needing help in this regard, it might make an inexpensive gift that could help change the course of that persons life.) The key to being well-liked by both sexes is: Be kind. Be honest. Be tactful. Dont be afraid to give someone a compliment if you think its deserved. If you think youre not beautiful (or handsome), be wellgroomed, tastefully dressed, conscious of your posture. (People who stand tall and smile project self-condence.) If youre not a brain, try harder. If you are smarter than most, dont be a know-it-all. Ask other people what they think and encourage them to share their opinions. If youre not a good athlete, be a good sport. Think for yourself, but respect the rules. Be generous with kind words and affectionate gestures, but respect yourself and your family values always. If you think putting out will make boys like you, forget it. (It wont work, and later youll be glad you didnt.) If you need help, ask God. If you dont need anything, THANK God! DEAR ABBY: Im a 27-year-old male, and I have no clue how to read womens subtle interest cues, if they ever display any. Id like to think they have, given that I put in at least two days a week at the gym working with weights. Since you are a woman, could you please be so kind as to give this man a clue what to look for? Its driving me nuts! AVAILABLE IN ILLINOIS DEAR AVAILABLE: The most obvious clues that a woman nds you attractive are eye contact and a smile. Thats your opening to make conversation. The rest is up to you!The key to being well-liked is to make yourself likable 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. 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Solution on B8 NEW YORK (AP) Judge Judy is offering advice to women free of charge. Televisions most popular judge is celebrating the 19th season opening of her syndicated show Monday by offering her new book, What Would Judy Say: Be the Hero of Your Own Story, for free to anyone who wants it. The book offers plainspoken advice primarily for women, telling them not to let anyone besides themselves dene what makes them happy. It is ltered through stories of the charmed life of retired New York Family Court Judge Judy Sheindlin. She can afford to be generous. With Judge Judy atop the day time TV ratings, TV Guide reported last year that Sheindlin is by far the highest paid person on television with an annual salary of $47 million. She hasnt commented upon or disputed the number. You should want to give something back, she said. If you can share with the people whove been good to you do it. Not everything has to be a money-making operation. 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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 www.newssun.com | NEWS BRIEFSParrot Head Club to host Happy Hour todayLAKE PLACID Heartland LakeSharks Parrot Head Club will host a Happy Hour at Placid Lakes Country Club today (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. with live music from M Squared. Come join our newly formed Parrot Head club in Highlands County, said spokesman Barbara Nickels. Please bring nonperishable items for donation to Manna Ministries. The nonprot organization assists in community concerns and provides social activities that promote the tropical lifestyle and music it represents, Nickels said. The next Phlocking for the Parrot Head Club will be Thursday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. at Dock 633 on Lake June Road in Lake Placid. Live music will be by Lee Unplugged. Those attending are asked to bring nonperishable items for donation to Manna Ministries. Follow our fun on Facebook and check out our activities, Nickels said.Health Care Center sets topic for Chamber lunchLAKE PLACID Lake Placid Health Care Center will be the sponsor and the program topic when the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly member ship luncheon today (Wednesday) at noon at the Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center. The presentation will be by Kim Warnecke, Director of Organization and Talent Effectiveness, and Angela Shafer, Director of Marketing Initiatives and Sales Strategy, for Lake Placid Health Center. Cost is $10 per person. The luncheon is open to Chamber members and their guests.LP Garden Club to resume meetingsLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Garden Club will hold its rst meeting of the 2014-2015 season today (Wednesday) at the Lake Placid Womans Club building at 10 N. Main Ave. Social time will start at 11:30 a.m. with the business meeting beginning with lunch at noon. The program will be about Camp Wekiva, a residential nature camp sponsored by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., and will be presented by garden club member Mary Meisenheimer and her family who are volunteers and campers at the camp. New members are welcome, a club spokesman said. For information call Sharon at 863-531-0060 or Alice at 863-699-2981.Placid Lakes owners to hear quarterly reportsLAKE PLACID The Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association will host its quarterly membership meeting Tuesday. The meeting will open at 7 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Boulevard. Speaker will be County Commissioner Jack Richie who will discuss the county budget and eld questions from the oor. Financial status, contract reports and board member reports will also be presented. All property owners in the Placid Lakes subdivision are invited to attend and be heard. Paid membership in the Association is voluntary and is not required to attend and be a part of the meeting. For additional infor mation regarding the Association and its activities, contact Bonnie Bailey in Placid Lakes Town Hall at 863-4654888 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Flag Retirement to honor victims of 9/11LAKE PLACID A Flag Retirement Ceremony conducted by Placid Masonic Lodge 282 will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the lodge hall at 102 North Main Ave. in Lake Placid to celebrate Patriots Day and honor those who lost their lives on 9/11/01. The ceremony will be conducted by the Masonic Lodge members, the Lake Placid High School ROTC Unit and members of the Armed Forces. The speaker will be Col. Jim Reed, UASF Retired. Refreshments will be available after the solemn ceremony. For more information call 863-465-8185.LP Christian School to host 33rd BBQ dinnerLAKE PLACID Lake Placid Christian School will host its 33rd annual sliced pork barbecue dinner on Friday, Oct. 3. A donation of $10 will bring a meal of sliced pork, corn, green beans with potato, homemade apple crisp and a roll. Headmaster Dennis Grifn said dinners will be distributed in an efcient drive-thru method in the alley behind the school on Interlake Boulevard. For more information or to reserve tickets call Lake Placid Christian School at 863-465-5491.Narconon helps families battle drug addictionsNarconon reminds families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise and that steps can be taken to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. A free brochure outlining signs of drug use is available by calling 800-431-1754 or visiting DrugAbuseSolution. com. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals to support groups in the Highlands County area. Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals.Volunteers needed at Highlands HammockSEBRING Highlands Hammock State Park is seeking volunteers to assist with several duties. Three areas of immediate need are: Custodian for the Civilian Conservation Corps museum. Duties include building maintenance, light housekeeping and hosting visitors. An interest in American history, the programs of Franklin Roosevelt and the Great Depression is a plus. Sebring residents to open and close the Seven Lakes Management Unit of Highlands Hammock State Park on County Road 635. Opportunities to assist with facility maintenance are also available. Volunteer to assist with trail maintenance and landscaping. Those interested in volunteering or to obtain more information, call the office of the Park Services Specialist at 863-471-5324.Micah Graef-TelemaqueGregory Telemaque and Stefanie Graef, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Micah Gregory Graef-Telemaque, at 8:16 p.m. on Aug. 29, 2014, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Micah weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 18.25 inches in length.Maggie HavenerMarlin and Samantha Havener of Lake Placid announce the birth of a daughter, Maggie Lin Faith, at 11:42 p.m. on Sept. 2, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Maggie weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Troy Smith and Cindy Hendrix. Paternal grandparents are Marlin and Nila Havener.Hayden HensleyDonald Hensley Jr. and Brandy McIntyre, both of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter, Hayden Johanna Hensley, at 6:54 a.m. on Sept. 7, 2014, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Hayden weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparent is Lee Bish. Paternal grandfather is Donald Hensley.Carlie JohnsonCharles Jr. and Brittany Johnson of Avon Park announce the birth of a daughter, Carlie, at 8:49 a.m. on Sept. 2, 2014, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Carlie weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches in length.Paizley PelletierJustin Pelletier and Dorothy Bedgood, both of Frostproof, announce the birth of a daughter, Paizley Ann, at 3 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2014, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Paizley weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Robby Beasley and Julie Beasley. Paternal grandparents are Jed Pelletier and Cindy Pelletier.Anabel RodriguezJustino Rodriguez and Jackeline Orellana, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a daughter, Anabel Grace Rodriguez, at 9:17 a.m. on Sept. 5, 2014, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. 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August 27, 2014 September 24, 2014 October 29, 2014 November 26, 2014 January 28,2015 The purpose of the committee is to make recommendations or possibly take action on the future development of residential neighborhoods in the Sebring CRA district.Any person who might wish to appeal any decision made by the Community Redevelopment Agency of Sebring, Florida in public hearing or meeting is hereby advised that he will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which will include the testimony and evidence upon which such an appeal is based. The Community Redevelopment Agency of Sebring, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discrimination involves every aspect of the Community Redevelopment Agencys functions, including ones access to, participation employment or treatment in its programs or activities. 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B8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, September 10, 2014 www.newssun.com MISSUSABROWSBVDTAG ENLACESRENECLAIRAPR CHALLAHBOWEDHEAVEBRA CANVASOORTFBIMOON ALTOHONDAWATTAFFRONT SESBELSPOLEAYES SALAAMINCELEM DWELLFIERCESUSSLAVE GRAILSTOONPAYTELL NUTSOCAROLJINNENTO AGETHUGODDFODDERTOR SLRSYEASWUSSYUTURN HARTPITCAREASHAME WARDENHAIRYPEEPHOLE STARAREHAMPER INRECRABSAIDJAM HOWTOUGHHAVERIGALOSE AMISBEAOTOENLEAST ZENBESTPICTUREWINNER EGGINTERNEESSARDINE LASOSSENTREEYELETS CROSSWORD SOLUTION PHOTO PROVIDEDSebring Elks 1529 initiated ve new members in the month of August: Hilda Diaz (from left), Gordon Hoover, Marty Rhodes, Nancy Kingery and Patricia Trolian.COURTESY PHOTOSebring Elks 1529 is proud to announce the selection of Alma Almeida as September Elk of the Month. Almeida is the behind-the-scene type of volunteer. She will be there anytime some help is needed. Her guiding hand can be seen anywhere from yard work to emcee at the fashion shows.Sebring Elks add new membersAlmeida named Elk of the Month FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS Placid Lakes Party LineBY SUSIE LEELAKE PLACID Flu shots will be available at the town hall from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 17 provided by Walgreens. Bring ID and Medicare card; no appointment necessary. Anyone in Placid Lakes who has a yard sale and wants to unload the leftovers, call 863-465-4888 to ar range to have your stuff picked up and stored away for the Placid Lakes Home Owners Association rummage sale in February. We now have a storage facility. All donations are accepted. The PLHOA regular meeting will be Sept. 15 at town hall at 7 p.m. All residents of Placid Lakes are welcome; come and see whats going on in your village. This is a great way to meet your neighbors. The Dalton Gang met at the Placid Lakes Country Club and the Annual Sausage Festival will be held at the town hall on Oct. 25 from 1-4 p.m. There will be ve kinds of sausage to choose from, plus baked beans, salads, cole slaw, chips, condiments, dessert, coffee, iced tea and lemonade. Tickets are a $6 per person donation, available from Dalton Gang members and town hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Joyce Briski will have tickets for the festival at the Sept. 20 Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers anniversary dance. Chef Jose will have Chet Merino and Dave Jackson doing the grill work, and the kitchen crew includes Barbara High, Olive Jackson, Susie Lee, Dolores Smith and CEO Joyce Briski. And for your listening and dancing pleasure, (and we heard he does magic tricks!) we have Big Ben the DJ, who will entertain with his great selection of music. Joyce introduced a seven-day cruise on the Norwegian Pearl going to the Eastern Caribbean, Feb. 6-13, 2015, for $558. Also, a six-day cruise on the Royal Caribbean in February, different ports. The October meeting will be decision time for the winter cruise. The Dec. 8 Christmas Light Cruise is coming along in great shape. This day-trip to Fishermens Village in Punta Gorda includes bus, dinner at Village Fish Restaurant and a boat trip through the canals, all for $50 per person. Make reservations and payment arrangements with Susie Lee at 863-699-0886. The Palm Theatre listing is being considered, and Barbara Bright will be presenting this information at the October meeting. Arrangements are being considered for October and November shows at the Quality Inn in Sebring. As soon as we have something denite, we will pass it on. I got in touch with our coupon lady, JoLynne, and she will be at the Sausage Festival and is anxious to get us couponing again. She is fun, and knows how to save money.Tropical Harbor EstatesBY ARLENE CLOUSTONLabor Day is a federal holiday celebrated in the United States on the st Monday in September. A day celebrated by not work ing but with picnics, etc. The residents in our park celebrated by having Walking Tacos at 5 p.m. at 20 Rickert Drive. This was hosted by the Helping Hands Committee, chaired by Joan Rau. Dessert was ice cream sundaes. It really was very well-attended. Sept. 1, we met on the carport of Peggy Sue Teague for our BYOC meeting. Peggy Sue welcomed everyone and we were glad to see that Wilma Miller was back for the winter months. We do have new residents: Tim and Sybil Cloud from Indiana at 527 Beechraft St. and James and Beverly Moudy from Delaware, at 330 Bellefield Ave. Peggy Sue read the names of all the birthday people this week and only Marysue Willeke was present. Of course, we all sang Happy Birthday to Marysue. Carol Noel, our lady of sunshine, told us that Barbara Kelleher is in the hospital, so please sign the sheet for her, give her a ring on the phone or send a card to tell her you wish her a speedy recovery. Tuesday morning, the ladies coffee met at my house at 9:30. Marilyn Cromer thanked me for having the coffee in my home as she always thanks the hostesses. We discussed the taco meal gathering, people going on vacation, and thoughts and ideas for having an October Festival. Dorothy Morro was present and we sang Happy Anniversary to her and her husband, Rocky, on their 58th anniversary. Emily Snider will have the Ladies coffee at her home on Sept. 16. The ladies lunch out will be at Chicanes Restaurant Sept. 16, hosted by Brenda Knoche, Betty Hogan and Betty Schultz. The men will be going to the Placid Lakes Country Club for their lunch out on the 16th. Dates to plan for are the Trash and Treasure on Nov. 22 and the Craft Fair on Dec. 20. Get your treasures together and work on your crafts. There will be more information as time draws near. Jim and Rosie Witten took a trip on Aug. 9 to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary, which was on Aug. 14. It was a family affair as they tell it: All our children and a 9-yearold grandson ew from Phoenix, Ariz., and Columbus, Ohio, and we from Orlando to Baltimore/Washington Airport, where we all met. This was our grandsons rst air plane ight and he was thrilled. NEW YORK (AP) When Keith Richards started writing a childrens book about his grandfather, he wanted to keep the project in the family so he hired his daughter. Theodora Dupree Richards provided illustration for Gus & Me, out on Tuesday. The 29-year-old model visited the London home of Augustus Theodore Dupree her great grandfather whom she was named after. Theodora also went through a number of family photos to find inspiration. People have said that Im too sensitive to be on this Earth, but it was very emotional, she said. Her father was impressed with her work. I was quite amazed because immediately she wanted information and was questioning me about grandfather, he said. She even went to the street where I was born and got the whole feel for it and all the places I had mentioned where he would take us for walks. The book tells the story of Keith discovering the guitar thanks to Gus. The book is the first project the Rolling Stones guitarist has completed with one of his four children. Dad was incredibly supportive and he let me do my own thing, Theodora said. Im so happy it was me who got to be the artist to tell this story. Gus & Me is the first book Theodora, who attended various art schools, has worked on. She says she wants to do more illustrations I dont know if Ill be accepted in the art world, but at the same time, you just have to knock down that door and do it. So, Im going to, she said. 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They work your abs and your arms and improve balance. Start moving: Stand with your feet together and your arms extended perpendicular to your body. Lift your right leg forward to knee height. At the same time, while hunching your upper back, bring your arms forward in front of you at shoulder height and tighten your abdominal muscles. Then open back up and alternate to your left leg. Repeat: 12 times (six per leg).Butt kicksWhat they do: These increase your heart rate, which will get your blood pumping and help raise your metabolism so you burn calories. They also work your hamstrings and quadriceps, which you warmed up in the cat kicks. Start moving: Stand with your feet a bit wider than your hips. Raise your right heel as close as possible to your bottom and place your foot back on the oor, continuing to alternate sides. Repeat: Complete 12 reps to begin, and add an extra rep every two to three days as you get stronger and improve your endurance.Stepping skatersWhat they do: These are excellent cardio moves that work your upper and lower body. The side-to-side motion challenges your inner and outer thighs while getting your heart rate up. Start moving: Begin with your feet together, and step out to the right with your right foot and then tap your left foot on the oor next to the inside of your right foot. Then immediately take a lateral step to the left and tap your right foot on the oor next to the inside of your left foot. Maintain your hips and knees slightly exed throughout the move. Continue stepping from side to side, keeping the steps low to the oor and swinging your arms from right to left in sequence with your steps to add intensity, as you are able. Repeat: Continue for a total of 12 reps.Step jacksWhat they do: These are modied jumping jacks. Its a great cardio exercise that has low impact on your joints because you step through the moves. It works your upper and lower body at the same time, resulting in maximum time efciency. Start moving: Stand with your arms by your sides and your legs together. Begin by reaching both arms above your head while tapping your right foot out to the side. Now return your arms and legs to the starting position. Then reach both arms above your head again while tapping your left foot out to the side. Repeat: Continue for a total of 12 reps.Bird dogsWhat they do: These work your entire core, which is composed of your back and ab muscles. Start moving: Move into a kneeling position, resting on all fours. Raise your right arm straight while extending your left leg straight back. Hold this move for three seconds while tightening your abs. Then switch your arms and legs so you are now raising your left arms and right leg. Keep your head down and dont let your back sag. Repeat: Alternate sides for a total of eight reps.Wall push-upsWhat they do: A push-up is a great whole body-strengthening move, but a regular push-up is not easy for someone new to exercise. In this move, you will stand about 12 to 18 inches from a wall. Start moving: Place your hands at on the wall at shoulder height, a little wider than your shoulders. Now lean in so that your face nearly touches the wall, then push back to the starting position. Stay on your toes for this exercise so that you do not pull your Achilles tendons. Keep your back straight and your abs tight. Repeat: Try for 12 reps. As you get stronger, try standing farther away from the wall to increase the intensity.Modified bicycle crunchesWhat they do: These work your upper and lower abs as well as your obliques. Start moving: Lie on the floor on your back with your hands barely touching the back of your head, keeping your knees bent with both feet on the floor. Gently cradle your head to avoid pulling on your neck. You will start by lifting your right shoulder blade off the floor while raising your left knee to meet your right elbow. Press your lower back into the floor and tighten your abs at the top of the move. Now return to the starting position and repeat with the opposite arm and leg. Continue alternating sides in slow motion. Repeat: 12 reps total.First steps: Simple, gentle exercises for beginnersBy DANIELLE BRA CHICAGO TRIBUNE C o -"-,c cr SBEEP! :",. 'BEEPAWAITS!P
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Fri. Today Thu. Fri. A potent low pressure system tracking over the Great Lakes will spread rain over much of the Midwest today with severe thunderstorms developing to the south. These storms will bring the threat of damaging wind, large hail, ash ooding and even a few tornadoes from southern Michigan to central Missouri. Showers will extend across the Dakotas and along the Front Range of the Rockies behind this low with a few snow akes mixing in over Montana. Temperatures are forecast to run a few degrees higher in the East. National Forecast for September 10 Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. 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 shower or thunderstorm. Partly cloudy tonight with a shower or thunderstorm. Clouds and sun tomorrow with a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Friday: a shower or thunderstorm. On Sept. 10, 1976, Kathleen became the rst tropical storm to hit Southern California in 37 years. The storm killed ve people and caused $160 million in damage. A shower or thunderstorm in the area today. Winds east-southeast 6-12 mph. Expect 4-8 hours of sunshine with a 45% chance of precipitation and average humidity 65%. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. LastNewFirstFull Sept 15Sept 24Oct 1Oct 8 Today ThursdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 88/70 88/69 89/70 89/73 90/73 90/73 89/75 91/76 90/75 93/74 91/73 91/75 89/72 89/76 90/78 88/77 89/71 88/74 87/74 92/73 92/73 91/73 92/73 91/73 90/72 89/80 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHeat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayBarometer PrecipitationFive-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. Readings at Palm Beach Readings at St. Petersburg The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Jacksonville Gainesville Ocala Daytona Beach Orlando Winter Haven Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg Sarasota Fort Myers Naples Okeechobee West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami Tallahassee Apalachicola Key West Avon Park Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus Brighton PensacolaCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Ramon Theater 8th Annual Gala 15 East Wall Street, Frostproof, FL 33843presents...The Ramon Theater is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Pro t Corporation. FEIN: 51-0599864. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 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