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AvonPark 800W.MainSt. 863.453.6000 LakePlacid 600U.S.Hwy27N. 863.699.1300 Sebring 327U.S.Hwy27N. 863.386.1300 SunnLakeNorth 5033U.S.Hwy27N. 863.386.1322 3084707 NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927$1HAL going pink to help ght breast cancerB3Young Eagles take ight & get fed, tooA2 VOL. 95 NO. 107 Warm with a 50 percent chance of rain High 91 Low 73 Details on B12Arts & Entertainment .... B3 Business ..................... A8 Classi ed .................... B8 Dear Abby ..................... B2 Horoscope .................... B2 Obituaries .................. A6 Lottery Numbers .......... A2 Puzzles ......................... B2 Viewpoints .................... A5 to help ght www.newssun.comSunday, September 14, 2014 An Edition of the Sun newssun thenewssun SPORTS A9 FORT MEADE 41 AVON PARK 17 C. MOONEY 40 LAKE PLACID 7 HARDEE 23 SEBRING 13 Lessons learned the hard wayCharley Aug. 13, 2004 Frances Sept. 4, 2004 Jeanne Sept. 25, 2004 BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING Ten years ago this week, Highlands County residents were dusting off from another bout with a hurricane. Frances moved ashore on Sept. 4 and took its time crossing the state, unleashing three days of heavy rains and wind in central Florida. Nobody knew that another storm Hurricane Jeanne would hit in just a couple of weeks. However, practices put in place by Progress Energy (now Duke Energy) after Hurricane Charley became the Duke Energy practices regularly for another major hurricane Many power poles, including the ones holding large transmission lines, were destroyed when Hurricane Charley blew through in August of 2004. Dealing with a storm like that is now an annual training event for Duke Energy, which was Florida Power during the hurricane summer of 2004. Truckloads of new transformers were unloaded at Firemens Field in Sebring as power crews worked around the clock to get electricity owing again after Hurricane Charley in 2004.SEE STORMS | A7 BY LARRY GRIFFIN STAFF WRITER AVON PARK Not long ago, Memorial Elementary was an F school, which could have put it in danger of having its staff replaced. This year, its risen up to a B. The fact did not go without comment even Gov. Rick Scott arrived to honor the school, with Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart and school board of cials from Highlands County in tow.Countys school grades are on the riseMemorial Elementarys jump from an F to a B just one success story BY LARRY GRIFFIN STAFF WRITER AVON PARK Jamanus Beck, 25, who stood trial this year for murder, has a sentencing date set for Oct. 3 at 9 a.m. in Bartow after being convicted of manslaughter Tuesday. Beck, of Avon Park, was arrested in 2013 for fatally shooting 25-year-Avon Park man convicted of manslaughterCould face up to 30 years BECK SEE GRADES | A6SEE BECK | A6 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Stop in under the yellow awning out front of Steve & Co. in downtown Sebring and you might not notice anything different. The new owners want it that way. Were keeping Rhondas Way, said new co-owner Deanna Harry. Every customer leaves happy; the customer comes rst and we treat them like family. She and co-owner Gwen Williams closed on the sale Friday. They were the new owners in time for this weekends Wine and Walk downtown event. Harry worked with previous owners Rhonda and Ray Barnes B S Steve & Co.: New owners, same way Gwen Williams (left) and Deanna Harry, new owners of Steve & Co. on The Circle in Sebring, promise regular customers they will preserve Rhondas Way, the former owners treatment of customers as family, making every customer at the ladies boutique feel special.SEE STEVE | A818th Teen Court opens MondayA7 a /LLY OWN ED. minded


A2 | NEWSSS U nN | SS unday, SS eptember 14, 2014 Kaylor,Kaylor,&LetoP.A.AutoAccidentInjuryLaw863-382-19002141LakeviewDr., MarkKaylor3078063 MarkKaylorKaylor,Kaylor,&LetoP.A.SocialSecurityDisabilityr 3078064 LOTTERYCASH 3 Wednesday, Sept. 10 Day: 6-1-8 Night: 9-7-9 Thursday, Sept. 11 Day: 0-0-2 Night: 8-8-2 Friday, Sept. 12 Day: 9-4-2 Night: 3-7-6 P lL AY 4Wednesday, Sept. 10 Day: 4-1-2-8 Night: 0-1-8-7 Thursday, Sept. 11 Day: 7-0-0-0 Night: 5-5-3-0 Friday, Sept. 12 Day: 1-3-5-1 Night: 9-9-4-0 FANTASY 5 Wednesday, Sept. 10 3-13-21-31-33 Thursday, Sept. 11 11-13-16-31-33 Friday, Sept. 12 4-8-9-11-25LOTTOWednesday, Sept. 10 4-5-21-34-45-52 X-3 Saturdays Jackpot: $25 MillionPOWERBA llLL Wednesday, Sept. 10 2-14-39-40-43 PB-13 X-5 Saturdays Jackpot: $149 MillionLUCKY MONEYFriday, Sept. 12 19-21-25-26 PB-12 Next Jackpot: $900,000 MEGA MI llL L IO NSFriday, Sept. 12 18-28-33-36-42 PB-7 Next Jackpot: $62 million http// The News-Sun (USPS 487-900 ISSN 10748342) is published ev ery Sunday, Wednesday & Friday by Romona W ashington at the Ne wsSun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, Fla, 33870. Periodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional en try ofce(s). All material contained herein is the proper ty of the Ne wsSun, which is an afliate of Sun Coast Media Group. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden with out the written permission of the publisher All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edit ed for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. CC O mmMM IT mM E NT TO ACCURACYThe News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at 863-385-6155, ext. 516. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Scott Dressel, editor, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Se bring, FL 33870; email editor@ ne; or call 863-3856155. OffOFF ICE Location: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 or 231 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon day-Friday Phone: 863-385-6155 or 863465-2522 Main F ax: 863-385-1954 SS UBSCRI pP TI ON RATESHome 12 mos. Tax Total $72.22 $5.06 $77.28 In Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $107.24 $7.51 $114.75 Out of Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $122.41 $8.57 $130.98 Your ne wspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any publi cation date, please phone the circu lation department at 863-385-6155 before 10 a.m. on W ednesda y and Friday, and before 11 a.m. Sunday. A replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after said times will be issued an account credit. Deadlines for subscription changes are noon Tuesday for the W ednesda y edition, noon Thursday for the Friday edition and noon F rida y for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date. OO BITUARIES ANAN D AA N NOUNCE mM ENT SEmail all obituaries and death notices to Email all other announcements to editor@newssun.comP lL ACE A ClCL AS SI fF IE dD AdAD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F 863-385-6155, ext. 505, 863314-9876 OR 863-465-2522 RETAIRETAI L AdAD VERTI SINGMitch Collins, 863-386-5626 Vickie Watson, 863-386-5631 Terri Lee, 863-386-5628 Nix Wellons, 863-465-2522 Kim Browning, 863-385-6155 kim.browning@newssun.comLEGA lL AdAD VERTI SINGJanet Emerson 385-6155, ext. 596 NN EWSROO mM Call 385-6155 Scott Dressel, Sebring Editor, ext. 516 or scott.dressel@news Mat Delane y Lake Placid Editor, 465-2522 or mdelaney@lakeplaci Phil Attinger Staff Writer, ext. 541 or Dan Hoehne, Sports Editor, ext. 528 or daniel.hoehne@news Katara Simmons, Photographer, ext. 538 or katara.simmons@ ne GLEN NN ICKERSON President glen.nick 385-6155, ext. 536 RR OMON aA W aA SHIN gG TON Publisher and Executive Editor romona.w 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 BY LARR YY GRIFFINStaff WriterSEBRING The syr upy aroma of pancakes lled the outside patio ar ea of Gate 24 at the Sebring Regional Air port Saturday morning, and there was nary a scr ap of food on any one s plate once they w er e done. The weather was balmy and clear, per fect for ying and y many Young Eagles did during the Heartland Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1240 s monthly pancake breakfast The pancake breakfast, as it is every month, cost $6 for customers to eat the money going to helping the Young Eagles and suppor ting the facility they hav e at the airpor t. And ther e were also free plane rides for anyone 8-17. Flying is important at young ages, according to EAA Chapter 1240 Vice President John Rousch, because it gives young people the opportunity to experi ence something new, which he said they may want to pursue mor e as they grow up. It supports the STEM initiative, he said. Science, technol ogy, engineering and math. I t s a hands-on opportunity to learn about physics and science instead of reading about it in a book. Y ou can actually see it work. Its also an opportunity to see the world in a differ ent view. Flying may be something they want to pursue. Nine-year-old David High was among those who got to y in a plane High, who had only ridden in commercial airlines before, said ying in a smaller plane was different and liked when the ight got bump y. When asked what the difference was between the commercial planes and the smaller planes High went with the obvious. Its smaller, he said. The EAA P ancake Breakfast takes place the second Saturday of every month, and any one is invited to stop in and hav e a stack of pancakes or other breakfast food. Young Eagles free ights take place every two to three months, with the next one be ing scheduled for November, according to R ousch. F or more information, contact Rousch at jhr@str ato .net. at 863-385-6155, Ext. YY oung Eagles learn to fly and get pancakes Katara Simmons/News-SunDavid High, 9, waves to his dad after completing his rst ight with the Young Eagles at Sebring Regional Airport. Pilot Michael Gillispie took High for a ight in his Tecnam two-seater light sport plane. Katara Simmons/News-SunBilly Powers Jr. standing with his dad Bill Powers Sr., said he will soon become a licensed pilot thanks to a scholarship provided by Young Eagles. RR ichie donates c ampaign funds to local charitiesSEBRING District 4 Commissioner Jack Richie has closed out his successful campaign for re-election and donated the ex cess campaign funds raised to six local charities. Champion for Children Foundation, Nu-Hope Elder Services, Peace River Center Safe House, Sebring Meals on Wheels, Highway Park Neighborhood Preservation District and the Veterans Council of Highlands County Food Pantry each received checks of $500 to help with the work they do for the community. I want to thank ev eryone who supported my re-election, through y our generosity these local charities can continue to make our county a better place to live. Im honored to be your District 4 C ommissioner and I am dedicated to making Highlands County be the best it can be in the next four y ears.PLHP OAOA m eets MondayLAKE PLACID The Placid Lakes Home & Property Owners Association quarter membership meeting is set for 7 / p.m. Tuesday in to wn hall at 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Guest speaker for the evening will be County Commissioner Jack Richie, who will discuss the county budget and eld questions fr om the oor For additional information regarding the association and its activities contact Bonnie Bailey in Town Hall at 863-465-4888 from 10 / a.m. to 1 / p .m. weekdays.Fred WW ild hosts TT it le II M eeting & SS cho ol AA dv isory CC oun cil meetingSEBRING Monday, Fred Wild Elementary School will hold an important Title I meeting at 6 / p.m. in the school s media center. Come, see and hear the wonder ful things that are happening in the school and learn more about the Title I Program. All par ents are encouraged to attend. The School A dvisor y Council (SAC) will meet afterwards at 6:15 / p .m. also in the media cen ter. Participants do not need to be a v oting member to attend and join in the SA C meeting. II ndian SS treets NN ei ghborhood WW atch to meetSEBRING The third meeting of the Indian Streets Neighborhood Watch will be Tuesday at 6 / p .m. in the fellowship hall of Faith Lutheran Church, 2740 Lakeview Drive. Representatives from the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce and Sebring Police Department will be in attendance to give nal training. RR elay For Life o f SS eb ring needs helpSEBRING The 2015 Leadership Team is forming to plan the April 18 Relay For Life event. If cancer has touched your life and you would like to help give back to your com munity, this is your oppor tunity Those interested should be at Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, at 6 / p .m. Tuesday. For more information and to RSVP contact Lee Ann Hinskey, 863-2148166, or email leeann. NARNAR F EE to meetSEBRING NARFE Chapter 288 of Highlands County will meet at 11 / a.m. Tuesday at Homers in Sebring Square for its rst business and lunch meeting of the fall. The execu tive board will meet at 10:30 / a.m. to discuss a slate of ofcers for upcoming elections. A t noon, guest speak er Dor othy Harris will talk about C or nerstone Hospice. NARFE meetings are open to all active and retired federal employ ees and their spouses. For more information, call vice president T om S ingletary at 863452-5477 or treasur er Ruth Harrison at 863-402-0696. SNAPs S HOTs S LO cC A lL NEWS M


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But that hasnt stopped her from starting up a four-week course in Amer ican Sign Language tar geting the children of H ighlands C ounty. Held each Friday at the Lake Placid Memorial Library, Soto said the classes ar e intended to spr ead knowledge of sign language to childr en ages 6-12, who she said would benet from being able to interact with deaf people. Deaf people, Soto said, are everywhere if one doesnt no tice them, its likely because one simply does not kno w sign language with which to inter act with them. People treat sign language like a joke, Soto said. They dont respect it. They think its just nger-spell ing they think the alphabet is kno wing American Sign Language. S oto star ted learning ASL in 1979, when she star ted teaching for a beauty school. Her students entered the room and she began talking until she noticed that some students were focused not on her but on the sign language interpreter in the room with her. It turned out that several of the students in the room were deaf. This inspired Soto to begin learning sign language. She enlist ed in a course to learn sign language and was the last one accepted to join the class. She saw this as a sign from God. So much so that, even 35 years later, she still keeps the adver tisement from which she found out about the class in her binder along with many other documents from the course of her car eer Over the next several decades, she became a Registered Interpreter of the Deaf (R.I.D.) and worked with the deaf in a variety of situa tions. One of the more memor able times of her career was working with the Long Island Theater for the Deaf in New York. I was the voice of the theater, she said. They would show their arts abilities and skills, and Id interpret for hearing people who would come. The ac tors in the theater were all deaf. I n more recent years, she taught cosmetology and sign language at S outh F lorida State College. After her husband passed away, though, she stepped do wn from her teaching job, and is only returning temporarily for the four -w eek sign language course. This class is to teach that deaf people can be intelligent, Soto said. They dont look any different. I want the children to be inspired to learn. They may be motivated if they have friends or neighbors who are deaf. Hopeful ly they will understand and not make fun of sign language . The class will be held at 4 / p .m. Fridays every week in the month of September. For infor mation about the sign language class contact the library at 863-6993705. at 863-385-6155, Ext. Former teacher hosts class to teach kids sign language Gisela Soto has been working in sign language-related jobs since the early 1980s. A former teacher at South Florida State College, she is currently putting on a four-week class to teach children sign language at the Lake Placid Memorial Library. Here, she signs buttery for the children in the room. SPECIAL TO THE NEws WS-SUn N The Leadership Highlands class of 2014 is looking for sponsors to help create a new leadership pr ogr am targeting the families of elementary students, called The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Families. B ased on the N o. 1 best-selling book by Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, this family str engthening pr ogram will provide a framework for an I nside-Out Approach to common family challenges Issues covered will tackle ways to resolve differences in mar riage and family relationships, establishing a better work/life balance r aising emotionally healthy and empo w ered children while learning to discipline and motivate childr en effectiv ely. Currently, all nine of the countys elementary schools are involved in the studentbased v ersion The Leader in Me program also based on Coveys book. This new pr ogram will build upon The Leader in Me principals but specically tar get the par ents and families of the students in our elementary schools, said B r enda Longshore, assistant superintendent of curr iculum and instr uction and a Leadership Highlands 2014 class member They will be able to come away with new ways of thinking, new skills, new attitudes and the commitment to make their familys successful. To launch this new program in Highlands County, the leader ship class is asking the community for sponsors to fund a two-day tr aining wor kshop for 40 lead families who will implement the long-term program at each of the countys nine elementary schools I f you or your business would like to suppor t and str engthen local families with a sponsorship please contact Chris Benson, president of Leader ship Highlands Class 2014 at 863-381-5120 or crbenson01@gmail. com.Leadership Highlands seeks sponsors for family program Jenson DeWitt, 9 (above, from left), is all about the color cornstarch Saturday morning alongwith Angelina Machicote, 10 and Mikayla Wesley, 10, during the Sparkle & Stache Dash 5K Fun Run in Sun N Lake. Hundreds of people of all ages participated in the event to help raise money for the Edge Cheer Center All-Stars. Participants throw sparkle infused colored cornstarch into the air Saturday morning before the start of the Sparkle & Stache Dash 5K at Sun N Lake in Sebring. 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www.newssun.comSunday, September 14, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A5 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher Scott Dressel Editor VIEWPOINTS OUR VIEWVoters face several decisions at the general election, including the Florida Water and Land Conser vation Initiative (Amendment 1). Accor ding to, the ballot summary says the amendment would dedicate no less than 33 per cent of net revenues from the existing excise tax on documents for 20 y ears to acquire, restore, and man age conservation lands. These lands would include wetlands, forests, wildlife habitat, water resources including drinking water, beaches and shores wor king far ms, ranches and historic or geological sites. Funds allocated from the document excise tax may only be used for conser vation and protection of water sourc es. The funds, shall not be or become commingled with the G eneral Revenue Fund of the state. Dozens of organizations support the proposed amendment, from the Fed eration of Garden Clubs to Destination Orlando to the S ierra Club. The NewsSun does, too. quotes Allison De Foor, former vice chair of the Republi can Party of Florida, who makes what w e feel is a major point: Conservatives believe that govern ment spending should be directed rst towar d the limited number of things that only government can do well. Securing a clean water supply and the conservation of lands falls in the wheelhouse of this denition. This not the rst time a concerted ef fort has been made to preserve threatened habitats, water supplies or endan gered species. Gov. Jeb Bush created the F lor ida Forever program, but the state legislature has slashed its funding more than 97 percent since 2009. The state has already lost too many treasures, from mangroves to the Ev erglades to the scrubs of Highlands County Another reason to support Amend ment 1 has to do with the states ofcial mammal: the Flor ida Panther. Once common throughout the southeast United States, by the 1950s they had been hunted almost to extinction. Only a handful of the animals remained, all of them in southwest Florida. According to the, the Florida panther was listed as an en dangered species in 1967, six years before the ofcial endangered list was cr eated in 1973. The panther s story is one of good news and bad. There are signs that the panther population is making a come back and expanding into new territory. There have been veried sightings in H ighlands and most r ecently in the Green Swamp, north of Polk City. Esti mates are there may be as many as 160 panthers living in Flor ida now. As the number of cats has increased, however, available habitat acreage has decreased.Vehicle trafc remains among the top three threats to the pan thers existence.Glen Nickerson President J oO IN THE CON vV ERS A tT I oO NLetters to the editor should be 250 words or less. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, content, clarity and libel. Submission of a letter does not guarantee publica tion. All letters should include name, address and phone number Anonymous letters will be rejected. Two letters per month per writer are allowed. Guest columns may be submitted once a month. All letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Submissions can be made via two methods:ONLINEAt or email edi tor@newssun.comMAIL/DR oO P O FF2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, Fla., 33870Vote for Amendment 1As I type this column up, it is the eve of the 13th anniversary of 9/11. It will be a day commemorated by ceremonies throughout the countr y It will also be a day many people glance about ner vously, worried that another attack is coming. Ther e ar e reasons to be concerned about terrorism. A new gr oup ISIS, has not only made verbal threats against our country but has brutally executed two of our citizens. They are enough of a threat that President Obama has vowed to combat them, though Im a little fuzzy on the details. Sufce it to say that despite what we may wish or want to believe, there are still people who dont like us very much out there. But you have to be able to bal ance that fact with the fact that w e cannot liv e our lives in terror. If we do that, then our enemies have gained a victory over us. Yes, 9/11 changed us and not all in good ways. Take a trip through any airport if you doubt that. We willingly put up with massive in convenience and searches that ir t with our civil liber ties because we dont want a repeat of that horr ible day In the name of protecting us, our government has poked its nose into our lives more than some of us are comfortable with. Even though we complain about it, we dont really do a lot to stop it, because we pray its keeping us safe. And maybe it is. Weve man aged to go these 13 years without a repeat on the scale of 9/11. Y es weve had bad things happen the Boston Marathon bombing comes to mind but over all weve stayed fairly safe. Unlike some places in the world, w e can go about our daily business with out wondering if there is a suicide bomber waiting for us at the local gr ocery store. And going about our daily business is key to this. We cant hide out in bunkers Well, we COULD, but to what end? Terrorists WANT to inspire terror. They want us cowering, hiding, looking over our shoulders every minute. No. I wont live like that. Im not an idiot I take reasonable pre cautions to protect myself and those I lo v e but I will not stop living my life because some nut wants me to. I serve one Lord and Master, and ISIS isnt it. One thing I agree with the pres ident about: ISIS needs to be stopped. They ar e dare I say it? an evil organization that has no regard for human life. They dont care who they hurt or kill to accomplish their agenda. They have been foolish enough to thr eaten us. We need to take steps to make sure they are powerless to carry out their threats. But at the same time I urge my fellow Americans to not live in fear. Democrat, Republican, in dependent or other can we all agr ee not to let ISIS and others like them take away from us who we are? Can we boldly live our lives in the freedom we enjoy in this great nation and step out into the sunlight, not letting fear of what might happen dictate our path? Yes, we were changed to an ex tent that September day. We lost some of our innocence some of our assurance. We learned that we could be badly hurt. But 13 years later were still here. Many of those behind the 9/11 attacks are not. I believe we will be her e long after ISIS, because I believ e in my country. I believe in my fello w Amer icans, and that together we still have it in us to overcome evil whether it comes at us from within or without. And that by living in a manner that does not surrender our way of life we gain a victory over those who would have us do otherwise. Its either do that or give up and build a bunker.Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookworm Visit her website at www Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not neces sarily those of the staff of the News-Sun.Thirteen years later LAURAS LOOKLaura Ware WWo M:=t1 CntFA. sw.rroa,vq,Iowa400000 ;0000VOW00 #4olbB 4K1 ceu.....................................................a s uzr. o.r....................................................see?NOBOOTS1!31,


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In addition, assistance with math, science and other subjects was also implemented. There were several inexperienced teachers at the school, and Waldon brought in Swaine Learning Systems president and writing coach Nikki Swaine to help create solid curriculums for writing. Everyone worked really hard, Waldon said. Thats how we got results. In fact, many schools in the county are on the rise in terms of grades, as highlighted by Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Brenda Longshore at Tuesday nights school board meeting. Longshore was positive about the future of the schools and gave a presentation on the changes in school data and legislation for the upcoming school year, including school grade statistics and programs intended to help students. Memorial increased 139 points between the 2013 and 2014 school years, which Longshore called a grand feat. Other huge gains in score included Avon Elementary gaining 87 points, Woodlawn Elementary gaining 76 points, Avon Park Middle gaining 39 points and Lake Placid High School gaining 28. It was with pride that Longshore announced there were no F schools in the county this year. There were also no bottom 300 schools in Highlands County, a feat which Longshore said was often misrepresented many schools in Florida are in the bottom 300 through no fault of their own except lacking reading scores. Reading scores, she said, are the only thing measured when counting a schools ranking for the bottom 300, without math or anything else factored in. In terms of testing, Longshore said there would be a signi cant change in the way writing tests are administered for the upcoming school year. Writing and English tests will be administered at two separate dates, but they will both be part of the same grade in the end. Overall, Longshore said there were gains in math and reading scores this year, with several schools increasing their overall scores. There are many, many gains, she said. at 863-385-6155, Ext. GRADES FROM PAGE A1old Travis Fogle in Frostproof. While he was charged with rst degree murder, a jury of six men and six women convicted him of a lesser manslaughter charge. The story goes that Beck and Fogle were friends and lived on the same street, often hanging out. On April 27, 2013, Fogle was shot in the face and killed outside the First Baptist Hilltop Church on Maxcy Drive in Frostproof. He had arrived there with his girlfriend, saying he needed to go there to give something to Beck. When he got there, he stepped out of his car and was shot. The evidence the prosecution said linked Beck to the murder came from cell phone records, tire tracks and witness statements, according to an article in The Ledger. Beck was alleged to have ridden with another man, Darius Blackmon, to meet Fogle in the parking lot. Through a series of phone calls, Beck arranged a meeting with Fogle, the prosecution said. Beck insisted that he had not left Avon Park that night, never got in another car to leave and had his phone with him the whole time. Beck saying that he had his phone all night was tantamount to a confession, according to States Attorney John Waters at the trial, as Becks phone had been pinpointed to the murder site on the night of Fogles death. A witness also testied that she allowed Beck to borrow her Ford Taurus the night of the shooting and tire tracks of that Ford Taurus were found at the scene. However, the friendship between Beck and Fogle wouldnt make sense for Beck to meet Fogle and kill him, the defense said. All the same, Beck was declared guilty though of a lesser manslaughter charge than of the rst-degree murder one he originally faced. The reason Beck and Fogle were meeting on the night of April 27 remains unknown. at 863-385-6155, Ext. BECK FROM PAGE A1MARY COLLINSWORTHMrs. Mary V. Collinsworth, 76, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. She was born July 9, 1938 in Ponce De Leon to Victor Vandendriesschee and Julia DeMortal Vandendriesschee. Mrs. Collinsworth was a resident of Gaskin. She was Baptist by faith and a member of First Baptist Church of Gaskin. She worked as a mail carrier for many years before retiring. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Collinsworth was preceded in death by her parents, Victor Vandendriesschee and Julia DeMortal Vandendriesschee, and one brother, Marcel Vandendriesschee. Mrs. Collinsworth is survived by her husband, William H. Collinsworth of Gaskin; three sons, Kelvin E. Collinsworth and wife Colleen, William B. Collinsworth and Kenny L. Collinsworth; one daughter, Kathy Merriman and husband Curtis; and one brother, Dean Vandendriesschee. Visitation services will be held 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel, 230 Park Ave., DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Burial will follow at Gum Creek Cemetery in Glendale. Floral arrangements are being accepted. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.THOMAS JOHNSONThomas R. Johnson died at home Sept. 12, 2014. Tom was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Wildwood to Thomas R. Johnson and Angie Wynns Johnson, both from old Florida families, who had moved to Florida after the Civil War. Tom was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Thomas Russell. He is survived by Eunice, his wife of 66 years; two daughters, Karen (Richard) Franklin of Boynton Beach and April (Rick) Jenkins of Conyers, Ga.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and Brian Reyburn, who was like a son. He graduated from Bushnell High School in 1943 and enlisted in the United States Army while in high school. He served in France and Germany in World War II and was a prisoner of war in Germany where he stayed until the war ended. He received a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree from Bob Jones University and a Master of Science degree from Clemson University. He taught in South Carolina and Sebring High School before being assigned to the Highlands District Ofhe served for 23 years, retiring in 1985. He attended Bible Fellowship Church in Sebring for many years where there will be a memorial service Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, 3 p.m. with Reverend Eugene Bengston tion, the remains will be interred at the National Cemetery in Bushnell. In gifts may be made to Bible Fellowship Church or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home of Sebring, 863-385-0125, ELLA SELANDERElla Marie Selander, 83, passed away on Friday Sept. 12, 2014 in Sebring. She was born on March 18, 1931 in Bradford, Ohio, to the late David Owen and Marie Erla had been a resident of Highlands County since 1963, coming from Ohio. She was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church of Avon Park, past member of the Antique Car Club of Highlands Lakes Region. Ella was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Jack Selander. She is survived by her children, Sharon Selander of Sebring, Gary (Carmen) Selander of Sebring, and Ralph (Beth) Selander of Conway, S.C.; siblings, Lois Reck of Covington, Ohio, and David Ohio; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. There will be a graveside service on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, 1 p.m. at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Avon Park, with Pastor John C. Grodzinswish to make a memorial contribution may do so in her memory to Resurrection Lutheran Church of Avon Park, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Arrangements entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home of Sebring, 863-385-0125, OBITUARIES Katara Simmons/News-SunGov. Rick Scott stopped by Memorial Elementary School in Avon Park earlier this month in recognition of the schools jump from an F grade to a B in one year. BY LARRY GRIFFIN STAFF WRITER SEBRING Michael Gammage, 41, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly possessing drugs with the intent to sell them, among other things. The incident began Wednesday as deputies from the Highlands County Sheriffs Of ce were patrolling the area around Lemon Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The deputies, according to an arrest report, were part of a Crime Suppression Unit. They conducted surveillance on Gammages residence for a reason blacked out in the arrest report. They observed him exiting his residence and getting into a vehicle. The members of the Crime Suppression Unit followed Gammage without interruption, the arrest report said, until they stopped him under the guise of a routine traf c stop. Gammage, once they identi ed themselves as deputies, allegedly ed in his vehicle. Deputies report seeing him throw an opaque plastic bag out the window of his vehicle. Shortly after that, he was apprehended and arrested. Upon a search of his vehicle, deputies report to have found a hand-rolled cannabis cigarette, white colored Tramadol pills and cocaine. Deputies searched his residence as well and report to have found more cocaine as well as multiple razor blades and cardboard, on which cocaine residue was found. Deputies picked up the baggie Gammage allegedly discarded and found it tested positive for cocaine as well. Gammage faces misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment and resisting an of cer. He also faces felony charges of tampering with evidence (for trying to get rid of the cocaine baggie), possession of cocaine with intent to sell and possession of drugs without a prescription. at 863-385-6155, Ext. Sebring man facing drug charges after running from deputies fis.earl,4dGet Noticed/Idvrtise Today!f U


www.newssun.comSunday, September 14, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A7 QualityWorkataReasonablePrice ROOFINGSPECIALIST 863-385-4690 FULLYLICENSED&INSUREDStateLic#RC-0066817 rf nttt 3081119 rf ntbfbf tbrfrfntbttff t ft f 3077500 rst major storm to hit central Florida in 44 years on Aug. 13, 2004, helped recovery when Jeanne roared through. For us that lived through (it), that was the time we grew, said Jerry Miller, commu nity relations manager for D uke E nergy. Miller said the partnership with thenE mer gency Management Director Bill N ichols and the r est of Highlands Countys Emergency Operations Center turned what could have been nger-pointing and chaos into cooperation with br iengs to the EOC and media. We kept people in the loop, Miller said. We learned really quick that as long as (w e re) honest and up-front with customers and give timelines, they r e OK. If not, you get mistrust. During the repair work, customers would go out and giv e crews something cold to drink, Miller said. (We) dont want to do it again, but it was cool, Miller said. On Aug. 14, 2004, Progress Energy had 700 miles of downed transmission lines enough to stretch from Miami to Jacksonville and back, according to Gail Simpson, thenmanager of public pol icy for the company. I t was unprecedented, Miller said. W e hadnt even had a workup to that kind of damage. Nichols said both main power feeds into the county had failed. Lessons were learned, Nichols said. Now Duke Ener gy has an employee assigned to disaster r eadiness and holds a week-long drill every April, complete with calls for help, to assess resources, weaknesses and needs. For example, the company had 274 line service employ ees in Highlands County after Charley 255 in Hardee County and 239 tree sur geons in both counties, with trucks staged in S ebr ing at Firemens Field. They all need lodging and food, Miller said. F uel was a pr oblem in 2004, because gas stations on U.S. 27 had lost po wer. Carl Cool, then-county administrator, let fuel tr ucks use the county s fuel pumps on George Boulevard, rather than wait for a diesel tanker. B en H enley, emer gency management coor dinator said most people outtted their homes with generators after Charley, but the county dedicated generators to lift stations, r e stations and shelters The phone company deployed them for phone r elays Staff visited generators daily to keep them fueled and maintained, and make sure they w er e still there, Henley said. Several public safety agencies had generators stolen. Some looting is to be expected; its cer tainly not accepted, H enley said. P ower outages also affected food supply, Henley said. Supermarkets that gave away gr ocer ies after Charley to prevent items fr om spoiling in their freezers had to spend eight days sanitizing food cases before they could take new food shipments M iller said customers leaving on appliances, air-conditioners and lights posed another challenge to po wer restoration. Everything drawing on the system could make it fail, he said. F ortunately, when the company threw the switch after Char ley, the lines held at least until the next thunderstor m, Miller said. Henley is still concerned, since there still ar en t alternative power lines into High lands County. However, generators are still in place to keep cr ucial systems oper ating, if another heavy stor m season comes. STORM sS FROM PAGE A A 1 Signs thanking the power company employees for their dedication and hard work on getting the power turned back on quickly were common sights around town after Charley blew through.For those of us that lived through (it), that was the time we grew. It was unprecedented. We hadnt even had a workup to that kind of damage.Jerry Miller Duke Energy BY BARR YY FOSTER NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T SEBRING School is back in session and the Teen Court of Highlands County is preparing for its 18th year. The session will be held Monday in the jury assembly room of the Highlands Coun ty Courthouse from 4-7 / p .m. After the orientation session, ther e will be at least one case held to demonstrate how it works. The system was enacted in 1996 under former Highlands County Clerk of C our ts Luke Brooker, and deals with rst-time offenders who hav e admitted to committing misdemeanors. W e actually deal with the sentencing phase of the case, said Jessie Megenis, who serves as Director of Civil Trafc at the clerks ofce. Thats the point of Teen Court. If they success fully complete the T een C ourt sanctions, that is sent to the State Attorneys ofce and they can drop the case. Sentences can in clude such things as community ser vice work, behavior al classes, essays and ev en public apologies in open court. Megenis and ofce manager Cathy Truelove took o v er management of the court late last year in preparation for the retirement of Melissa Sowers, who helped to begin the process un der Brookers administration. U nder the pr ovisions of the court, all the functions ex cept the judge, are per formed by youngsters betw een the ages of 12 and 17. That includes prosecution and defense attorneys, bailiffs, court clerk and, of course jur ors. At Mondays session, the rules and responsibilities of each of the functions will be explained for those who would like to sign up. Some may want to sit and observe when they rst come in to see in what role they might feel most com fortable, Megenis said. W e encourage them to try different positions. There is a training manual for each of the functions. Those will be available at the orientation session. Megenis said in ad dition to new youngsters, they expect a number of par ticipants who hav e been par t of Teen Court in the past and whose experience will help the system to work more smoothly. A lot of these kids are seasoned in the courtroom and un derstand the etiquette and understand ho w the courtroom works, she said. There are both judges and nonjudges who preside at Teen Court in cluding Circuit Court J udge Angela C owden as well as local attor neys including Linda Rodriguez-Torrent, K im N agle and Loretta Thompson. Youth who wish to participate in Teen Court must be between the ages of 1217, hav e a good academic standing and no cr iminal r ecord. Sept. 29 will be the rst actual teen court session for the new year. The Teen Court ses sions are open to the public for those who wish to come and obser ve.Teen court holds orientation Monday AIR DUTCLEANINGCIs Your Home Making You Sick?Excess Dust? Allergies?Asthma? 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A8 | NEWSSS U nN | SS unday, SS eptember 14, 2014 rfn rrtb rfnftb nnr rtrn rnntnt nnn rntn rf bb ff ffn f rrt nf b rnrfrnrf bbfbrft rr tn n fnt nbfn tbfftrtnr ttt rftfr tnr rnrbf tt tt rtnfrfb bntfn ntf fffbnrfnfnbrtftnf br nr fbfbnrfttnnbrtftfb rrbnfnbbnrbt nfrrfbtf trbttrnfrnrbtrtt rrrrf bftnbtbrtbrffrtb rrtbtftnt brbfttn rb nfnb ffrb nft fnf r rrbb frtnt rnbn t fbrf nftn rnffr rrbfr tt ffbrr ff nr rft bn nbnb btrbtrrnfrnttffrb nb tbfntf trbttrnfrnrbtrttrrrrf rfntrfb rf rfntnrfbtbt n bftbbbrbfbrbfbbrbfbtbnbfbrbtfb rfrrfrfrfrfrf rfntnrfbtbt nbftbbbrtbfbrbfbbrbfbtbnbfbrbtfb rfrrfrfrfrfrf 3085005 for all but 20 months of the stores nearly 20-year history in Sebring. Williams spent three years with the store, but got a good taste for how they ran the store, which over the years has sold casual menswear, golf attire and has now been a fash ionable womans boutique for several years. (C ustomers) w ere welcomed in the store like it was their home, Williams said. Were going to do the same. The same extends to the stores offerings: plenty of accessories from Vera Bradley, jewelry from Brighton and clothes from Tribal and Escapada. Williams said the store may intro duce something new, but regular customers should expect to nd the same goods they ve found before, as well as special promotions and participation in downtown events. As the day wore on toward the wine hour, Harry was helping Lucky Dixon, 66, of Sebring nd a nautical-themed necklace for his wife. Harry helped him pick out a bejeweled ships anchor pendant. Dixon explained that besides always wanting to bank some points with his wife, she loves ev erything to do with the sea, given that her brother has ser ved in the U.S. Navy. Williams helped Sebring residents Heather Mellow and her 8-y ear -old daughter, Emma, look at some items on one of their regular visits to the shop. She wanted to see the new Vera Bradley, Heather Mellow said of her daughter. They left with an item of kitty-cat jewelry, Emma said. Steve & Co. is at 113 Circle Park Drive in Sebring. Its open from 10 a.m to 5 / p .m. Monday-Friday and from 10 / a.m. to 3 / p .m. Saturday. Call 863-382-9888, email steveand and like their page on F acebook. STEVE FROM PAGE A A 1 SPECIAL TO THE NEWs S-SUn N SEBRING Eldridges Design Center is pleased to welcome Mark Storti to its design staff. Storti has more than 35 years of remodeling experience since beginning his career with the Masonite Corporation in 1977. Military service and corporate relo cations while with Masonite, United States Gypsum, International Paper, and Alcoa B uilding P roducts exposed Storti to an arr ay of building mater ials and methods of their r espectiv e installation. Family brought me to Highlands County 11 years ago, he said, but the real excitement for me has been the folks who Ive had the opportunity to work with and their respective remodeling projects. Our local population comes fr om all o ver North America and all walks of life and I love taking their ideas and concepts and turning them into reality.Storti joins Eldridges BY BILL ROGERS NEWs S-SUn N C CORREs S POn N DEn N T SEBRING While the heat and humidity might have some thinking otherwise, the calendar shows that fall is appr oaching as the season offer ing relief from the sw elter ing summer begins Sept. 23. The Downtown Business Alliance is looking ahead to a couple of upcoming ev ents according to GiniBeth Henderson, president of the group made up of Sebring merchants. Henderson said a fall festival is being planned for the en tire month of October and that merchants ar e wor king together to offer specials. Some stores will put up decorations so expect to see bales of hay ar ound downtown. The monthly Wine Walk scheduled for Oct. 10 will have a Halloween theme and be called G houls Night Out. Trick or treat in downtown is scheduled from 6-8 / p .m. Oct. 30. Henderson said thats because on Oct. 31, vendors will be setting up for the annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival that will be held Nov. 1. In other downtown happenings, Hender son said Sandy Jones is in the pr ocess of opening two r estaurants on the Cir cle One will serve breakfast and lunch and the other will be a ne-dining establishment focusing on dinner They are expected to open later this month. When asked if the alliance is hoping that the eater ies will attr act people downtown, es pecially at night, Henderson replied, Oh, y es very much so. Henderson was disappointed with action taken by the Sebring City Council last w eek. The council, by a 3-2 vote, decided not to provide money for some downtown events as it did last year. Hen derson said Casey Wohl and Lor a Todd, who made the request to the council, have brought thousands of people to downtown. The city council needs to think about that, she said. Henderson said Wohl and Todd have done a fantastic job of pro moting Sebring and are v ery good at starting events. She noted that Tampa TV station WTVT 13 did a live morning show on The Circle in 2013. That brought atten tion to the city. So did a poll, earlier this year by Cities Journal that ranked Sebring as No. 3 of the top 16 small cities in Florida. Y ou have to promote downtown before you can have a good downtown, Henderson said. The S ebr ing Chamber of Commerce mixer in November will be held do wnto wn, Hen derson said. W ere trying to bring people downtown and give them awareness, she said.Sebring Downtown Business Alliance has plans for fall STORTI Phil Attinger/News-SunCustomers shop Friday at Steve & Co. on TT he Cir cle in Sebringi. New co-owners Gwen Williams (left) and Deanna Harry (second from right) said they will continue RR honda s Way, the former owners practice of one-on-one service treating customers as family.


www.newssun.comSunday, September 14, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A9 SPORTsS BY JAMES TA YY L OR NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T AVON PARK The Red Devils lost to the Fort Meade Miners at Joe Franza Stadium Friday night 41-17. We only gave away one tonight, that was a big difference, said Avon Park head coach Wade Jackson. Just the overall effort of the kids and the way the fought, I am very proud of them. We are never going to accept losing be cause we are winners. We ve just got to tack le a little better. That is one of the best football teams we are going to play, so I am real pr oud of our effor t. The Red Devils attempted to make the big play on the opening kickoff. K icker Brooks Whidden perfectly pooched the ball in the air towards the right sideline. For t Meade, totally caught off guard, had no one in the ar ea as an Avon Park play er actually caught the ball in the air but lost it coming down. Fort Meade recov ered the football on their o wn 34. The M iners drove to Big second quarter carries Fort Meade over Devils James Taylor/News-SunAvon Parks Montrae Braswell tackles Fort Meades Tyler King in the open eld for an 8 yard loss.SEE D EE VILS | A12 BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-S SUn N S SPORTS E EDITOR WAUCHULA It came down to fractions of an inch Friday night as Hardee held on for a 23-13 win over Sebring. With less than ve minutes remaining and the ball at the Wild cat 12 on a fourth-andtwo quar terback Silas Berry pushed ahead thr ough the line for what looked to be the requisite two yards. But upon the measurement, it could only hav e been b y the thickness of this page that the ball was deemed shor t, essentially ending the Blue Streaks comeback. The night began with S ebring taking the opening kick and proceeding on a 17-play dr iv e that took more than eight minutes of the rst quarter. The drive had seemed stopped on a fourth-and-nine near mideld, but a fake punt saw Toni Jenkins take the snap and scamper 16 yar ds But later, on a thirddown pass from the Hardee 26, Jaquavious Kimbrough picked off a pass in the end zone to keep the Streaks scoreless. The Wildcats were held in check on their initial possession, but so was Sebring when it Second-half surge not enough for Streaks Dan Hoehne/News-SunAkem Jn Pierre hurdles past Hardees Jaquevious Kimbrough for Sebrings rst score Friday night.SEE STR EE AKS | A11 BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-S SUn N S SPORTS E EDITOR Two more records fell as Lake Placid saw another strong per formance Tuesday in W inter H aven. The Lady Dragons pulled out a win in the four-team meet, totaling 192 points to edge past Winter Ha vens 180, while Bar tow nished with 99 points and O asis 64. The Lake P lacid boys came up just sev en points shor t of winning as the host Blue Devils tallied 184 points to the Dragons 177. The boys got wins in the Medley Relay and in the 100 Freestyle from Mason Million. Frank Brown also grabbed a win for Lake Placid in the 500 Free and they closed out the meet with a win in the 400 Free Relay with Tra vis Russell, Million, Clay S app and Alex Bogaert swimming a time of 3:38.48. But it was on the girls side that the big Swimming Dragons set two more records Courtesy photoLady Dragon Rachel Shattler swims the Breaststroke portion of the Individual Medley Relay that broke both a Lake Placid and Highlands County record Tuesday.SEE LP | A11 BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-S SUn N S SPORTS E EDITOR First-year head coach Jason Robinson knew there would be nights like this one for his young Green Dragon squad. Going against a strong, veteran Cardinal Mooney squad Friday was one of those as the Cougars rolled to a 40-7 win be hind four touchdown passes fr om senior quar terback R eese Vita in Sarasota. C ar dinal Mooney (30) scored on its rst four possessions, lead 17-0 after one quarter and 31-0 at the half. W e couldnt sustain anything on offense, Robinson was quoted as saying. Were a young football team and in some ways are a JV team running around out there. D r agon quarter back Foster Walker was knocked out of the game early in the thir d quarter after a hard shot by Cougar defender Sam Leonard and was r eplaced b y freshman backup Tae Williams. W illiams would get Lake Placid on the board late in the third on a 13-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Marquez Pride. R obinson said that Walker sustained a rib injury and could have come back into the game If it was a closer game he could have nished it, he said. The Dragons return home next week to face Naples Golden Gate, which was a 35-20 winner over Barron Collier Friday.Cougars cruise past Dragons Lady Panthers power past Gyrenes Dan Hoehne/News-SunJada Spano springs up for a kill shot Thursday in SFSCs dominating win over Ave Maria. BY BRITTAN YY WHITTINGT ON NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T AVON PARK The Lady Panthers were back in action Thursday night as they hosted Ave Maria University. This was the second meeting of the two teams in a little under a month as S outh Florida traveled to Ave Maria to par ticipate in a pr eseason tri-tournament. The P anthers w ere able to beat Ave Maria handily then, and Thursday night was not much differ ent. The difference in the two meetings was a matter of one set; instead of playing four sets like their rst contest, South Florida was able to shut do wn the Gyrenes in just three sets by completely dominating, 25-7, 25-9 and 25-20, for their third win in a row. Sydney Durham led the team with nine blocks and 11 kills total, with Elle Barnett fol lowing closely with nine kills B aylee Gunter led the team in assists with 21 and Kelsey Sanders followed with 15. W ith games against teams like this, we could play every one. Tonight everyone got to play and it was more of a team win, said head coach Kim Craw ford. Next week, we play W ar ner on Tuesday then have a tour nament against Pasco-Hernando and Palm B each on F riday. I expect that to be a little bit mor e challenging for us. L P-WYc-aK_ max.r 1.alrJlldL..ldDlrJlid,i!J} K I yd


A10 | NEWSSS U nN | SS unday, SS eptember 14, 2014 Fall Softball Leagues The Highlands County Parks and Nat ural Resources Department announces that the 2014 Adult F all Leagues will star t the week of Monday, Sept. 22. 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 any further in formation please call B ob K eefe at 863-3818284 or Dustin Ridenour at 381-8269. Cheer leader BBQ SEBRING The Sebring High School Cheerleaders will be holding their annual Chicken B arbeque fundr aising dinner on Friday, Sept. 19, from 3-7 / p .m. It will be held at Firemans Field, dine in or take out are avail able. All pick-ups and dining-in will take place at the main entr ance of the Fair Grounds near the baseball eld. The dinners include chicken, cooked by our very own Sebring Firemen, coleslaw, baked beans, cookie and a roll all for the low cost of $7 per din ner. Tickets ar e available from any Sebring Cheerleader or please call 381-8770. P lease help support these young athletes. Cheers and thanks for your support. Champions Club Golf Tourney AVON PARK This years 2nd Annual Avon Park Champi ons Club golf tourney will be held at River Greens Golf Club on S atur day, Sept. 20, with an 8 / a.m. tee Entry fee is $60 per player and will include golf, cart, refreshments on the course, pr iz es and post round meal in the clubhouse. Corporate level sponsorship of $275 will also include a business tee sign and four-person entry. Hole sponsorship are available for $50. This years title sponsor is MIDFLOR IDA Credit Union, Cohan Radio Group and its $2,000 hole-in-one pr ize and Walmart. The eld will be limited to the rst 100 entrants so get those entries in right away. All pr oceeds go to benet the academic and athletic needs of Avon Park schools. Contact tourney director Chet Brojek at cbr or call him at (863) 712-3524 to have an entry form sent to you. Entry deadline is Monday, Sept. 15, so get those teams to gether and join in the fun. P anther Ribs A VON PARK Pan ther Athletics is now taking pr e-or ders for their annual Pork Rib BBQ to be held in conjunction with the Lady P anther V olleyball Tournament on Friday, Sept. 26. Serving time for the ribs will be from 11 / a.m. to 4 / p .m. To 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 Friday, or take your ribs in the gym and enjoy some colle giate volleyball action. P r e-order 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. BBQ sauce will be provided on site. All pre-orders will be wrapped to go for your convenience. Sebring Chamber 5K SEBRING The Greater Sebring Chamber of Com merce will hold its 3rd Annual M ajor Thomas B. McGuire Jr. 5K and 1 Mile Veteran Honor Walk on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 8 / a.m. at H ighlands Hammock State P ar k. The event will have two portions: a traditional 5K race, followed by a 1-mile veteran honor walk to sho w suppor t for all veterans who have served, past and present. All v eter ans register ing for the event will r eceiv e a special race shirt recognizing them for their service to our country. In addition to the 1-mile honor walk, the Sebring Chamber will also donate 10-percent of the race proceeds to the Honor Flight Net work, an organization that transpor ts veterans to Washington D .C. to celebr ate their stories as a veteran to be honored. The early entry fee is $20, which includes a commemorative tshirt if registered by Sept. 26. Entries from Sept. 27 through race day are $25, but a shirt is not guaranteed. Veterans and chil dren 12 and under qualify for a r educed fee of $10 if registered by Sept. 26, or $15 if registered from Sept. 27 through race day. Registration will take place from 7:007:45 / a.m. on the day of the race. For more race in formation, to register, or to sponsor the event, please contact the Sebring Chamber at (863) 385-8448, contact infor mation@ sebr, or visit the Sebring Chamber ofce at 227 US 27 N or th, Sebring. NU-HOPE Fun Shoot LITHIA Attention all shooters, the NUHOPE Fun Shoot, pre sented by Mosaic, will be held on S atur day, Oct. 11, at FishHawk Sporting Clays in Lithia. R egistr ation opens at 8:30 / a.m., with the competition beginning at 9 / a.m. Entr y fee is $75 per shooter and includes a great steak and shrimp lunch, sponsored by Lykes Bros. Awards will be giv en to the top male, female, youth and team scor e Each team may have up to 4 shooters. Sponsorship oppor tunities are also available. This y ear the event also includes a 2-Gun rafe sponsored by Boom Booms Guns and Ammo. Guns to be raf ed include a Kel-Tec PMR -30 and a M ossberg Silver Reserve 12 G auge Ov er/Under Shotgun. Tickets for the gun rafe are $5 each or 5 for $20. Proceeds from this event will benet NUHOPE Elder Care Ser vices and be used to enhance ser vices for seniors. For more information, please contact Laur ie M urphy at (863) 382-2134 or via email at MurphyL@nuhope. org. You may also visit our website at www. nuhopeelder car for additional infor mation and a copy of the r egistr ation form. So come on out, have fun and help seniors to maintain their health and independence and to remain vital members of our community Sebring Sunrise Ro tary 5K Run SEBRING The Se bring Sunrise Rotary will be having their 2nd annual R ed, White and Blue 5K Run, Walk or Stride event on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Highlands Hammock State P ar k. Check-in begins at 6:30 / a.m., with the race starting at 8 / a.m. All pr oceeds will benet the Honor Fights Network for lo cal veterans. H onor F lights is a program which ies veterans to Washing ton D. C. to visit the war memor ials and honor their service. Early entry fee is $20, which includes a t-shirt in sizes small to 2X. Entry fee paid on the day of the race is $25. There are two spe cial packages: the F amily F our Pack, which is $80, and the Team fee for the Combined Time Competition which is $100. E ntr y forms will be available on the Sebring Sunrise Rotary w ebsite (sebr under the ev ents tab and can also be picked up at Ear-Tronics at 230 Se bring Square (Sebring S quar e Plaza between Shooters and Advance America). For more information, please call Ramon at (863)381-6875. G r een Dragon 5K LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid High School Green Dragons Cross Country team is having their 4th An nual Green Dragon 5K R un/W alk on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 8 / a.m. P lease visit the high schools webpage for an entry form and more information. The cost is $20 and includes a Dry-Fit shirt. All K-12 students are $10. All proceeds support this years team. Haunted Halloween 5K/10K AVON PARK Ridge Area Arcs Sixth Annu al Halloween 5K/10K R ace will hav e a haunted twist this year on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 8:30 / a.m. in H ighlands Hammock State Park. The race, coordinat ed by Chet Brojek, will benet Ridge Ar ea Ar c, providing opportunities for individuals with intellectual and dev elopmental disabilities. Ther e will also be a One Mile Fun Run for kids under 10. Awards will be given to the 5K and 10K o v erall male and female winners; rst, second and thir d place nishers in each age category; participant with the most money raised for the Arc; and the best Halloween Costume. Early entry fee is $20, which includes a Dri-Fit shirt. Starting Tuesday, Oct. 21 through race day, the fee is $25. Shirts are guaran teed for early registrations only. Childr en 10 and under may par ticipate for $10, but a shir t is not included at this rate. The registration fee also includes admission to the park. Checks should be made payable and mailed to Ridge Area Arc, 120 W. College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825. Donations raised may be turned in the day of the race. Entry forms and pledge sheets are available at the Arc, on Facebook at Ridge Area Arc, at www., or by e-mail at rbeckman@ For questions, call Rhonda Beckman at 452-1295, ext. 112. todayTODAY AUTO RACING BASKET bB ALL WORLD CUP GOLF ML bB NFLNFL M ondayONDAYmM L bB NFLNFL WO mM ENS bB AS KET bB AL L T uesdayUESDAYmM L bB SS PORTS OO N TV SC ORE bB OAR DMLBAmerican LeagueEast W L Pct GB Baltimore 88 59 .599 Toronto 76 70 .521 11 New York 75 71 .514 12 Tampa Bay 71 77 .480 17 Boston 65 83 .439 23 Central W L Pct GB Detroit 81 66 .551 Kansas City 80 66 .548 Cleveland 76 70 .521 4 Chicago 66 80 .452 14 Minnesota 62 84 .425 18 West W L Pct GB Los Angeles 92 55 .626 Oakland 81 66 .551 11 Seattle 80 66 .548 11 Houston 65 82 .442 27 Texas 55 92 .374 37 Frida ys Games Baltimore 2, N.Y. Yankees 1, 11 innings, 1st game Baltimore 5, N.Y. Yankees 0, 2nd game Tampa Bay 1, Toronto 0 Detroit 7, Cleveland 2 Texas 2, Atlanta 1 Boston 4, Kansas City 2 Minnesota at Chicago, ppd., rain L.A. Angels 11, Houston 3 Seattle 4, Oakland 2 Saturdays Games Atlanta at Texas, late N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, late Tampa Bay at Toronto, late Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 1st game, late Cleveland at Detroit, late Boston at Kansas City, late Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 2nd game, late Houston at L.A. Angels, late Oakland at Seattle, late Sundays Games Tampa Bay (Archer 9-8) at Toronto (Buehrle 12-9), 1:07 / p.m. Cle veland (Bauer 5-8) at Detroit (Verlander 13-12), 1:08 / p.m. Boston (J.K elly 1-2) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 11-8), 2:10 / p.m. Minnesota (Ma y 2-4) at Chicago White Sox (Noesi 8-9), 2:10 / p.m. Atlanta (Minor 6-10) at T exas (Lewis 9-13), 3:05 / p.m. Houston (K euchel 10-9) at L.A. Angels (H.Santiago 5-7), 3:35 / p.m. Oakland (Lester 14-10) at Seattle (C.Y oung 12-7), 4:10 / p.m. N.Y Yankees (Kuroda 10-9) at Baltimore (Tillman 12-5), 8 / p.m.National LeagueEast W L Pct GB Washington 83 63 .568 Atlanta 75 72 .510 8 New Y ork 72 76 .486 12 Miami 71 75 .486 12 Philadelphia 68 79 .463 15 Central W L Pct GB St. Louis 81 67 .547 Pittsburgh 78 69 .531 2 Milwauk ee 77 71 .520 4 Cincinnati 70 78 .473 11 Chicago 64 83 .435 16 W est W L Pct GB Los Angeles 83 64 .565 San Francisco 82 65 .558 1 San Diego 68 78 .466 14 Arizona 59 88 .401 24 Colorado 59 88 .401 24 Frida ys Games Pittsburgh 7, Chicago Cubs 3 Philadelphia 3, Miami 1, 10 innings N.Y. Mets 4, Washington 3 Texas 2, Atlanta 1 Milwaukee 3, Cincinnati 2 St. Louis 5, Colorado 1 San Diego 6, Arizona 5 San Francisco 9, L.A. Dodgers 0 Saturdays Games Atlanta at Texas, late Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, late Miami at Philadelphia, late Cincinnati at Milwaukee, late Washington at N.Y. Mets, late Colorado at St. Louis, late San Diego at Arizona, late L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, late Sundays Games Washington (Zimmermann 11-5) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 8-10), 1:10 / p.m. Chicago Cubs (Ja.T urner 5-9) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 11-7), 1:35 / p.m. Miami (K oehler 9-9) at Philadelphia (D.Buchanan 6-7), 1:35 / p.m. Cincinnati (Leak e 11-11) at Milwaukee (Garza 7-8), 2:10 / p.m. Colorado (L yles 6-2) at St. Louis (Gonzales 2-2), 2:15 / p.m. Atlanta (Minor 6-10) at T exas (Lewis 9-13), 3:05 / p.m. L.A. Dodger s (Kershaw 18-3) at San Francisco (Y.Petit 5-3), 4:05 / p.m. San Diego (Despaigne 3-6) at Arizona (Cahill 3-11), 4:10 / p.m.National Football LeagueAMERICAN CONFERENCEEast W L T Pct PF P A Miami 1 0 0 1.000 33 20 N.Y. Jets 1 0 0 1.000 19 14 Buffalo 1 0 0 1.000 23 20 New England 0 1 0 .000 20 33 South W L T Pct PF P A Tennessee 1 0 0 1.000 26 10 Houston 1 0 0 1.000 17 6 Jacksonville 0 1 0 .000 17 34 Indianapolis 0 1 0 .000 24 31 North W L T Pct PF P A Cincinnati 1 0 0 1.000 23 16 Baltimore 1 1 0 .500 42 29 Pittsburgh 1 1 0 .500 36 53 Cleveland 0 1 0 .000 27 30 West W L T Pct PF P A Denver 1 0 0 1.000 31 24 San Diego 0 1 0 .000 17 18 Oakland 0 1 0 .000 14 19 Kansas City 0 1 0 .000 10 26NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast W L T Pct PF P A Philadelphia 1 0 0 1.000 34 17 Washington 0 1 0 .000 6 17 Dallas 0 1 0 .000 17 28 N.Y. Giants 0 1 0 .000 14 35 South W L T Pct PF PA Carolina 1 0 0 1.000 20 14 Atlanta 1 0 0 1.000 37 34 New Orleans 0 1 0 .000 34 37 Tampa Bay 0 1 0 .000 14 20 North W L T Pct PF P A Minnesota 1 0 0 1.000 34 6 Detroit 1 0 0 1.000 35 14 Chicago 0 1 0 .000 20 23 Green Ba y 0 1 0 .000 16 36 West W L T Pct PF P A Seattle 1 0 0 1.000 36 16 San F rancisco 1 0 0 1.000 28 17 Arizona 1 0 0 1.000 18 17 St. Louis 0 1 0 .000 6 34 Thursda ys Game Baltimore 26, Pittsburgh 6 Sundays Games Dallas at Tennessee, 1 / p.m. Ne w England at Minnesota, 1 / p.m. Miami at Buffalo, 1 / p.m. Jackson ville at Washington, 1 / p.m. Arizona at N.Y Giants, 1 / p.m. Ne w Orleans at Cleveland, 1 / p.m. Atlanta at Cincinnati, 1 / p.m. Detroit at Carolina, 1 / p.m. Seattle at San Diego, 4:05 / p.m. St. Louis at T ampa Bay, 4:05 / p.m. Houston at Oakland, 4:25 / p.m. Kansas City at Den ver, 4:25 / p.m. N.Y Jets at Green Bay, 4:25 / p.m. Chicago at San F rancisco, 8:30 / p.m. Monda ys Game Philadelphia at Indianapolis, 8:30 / p.m. Thur sday, Sep. 18 Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 8:25 / p.m. Sunda y, Sep. 21 Dallas at St. Louis, 1 / p.m. Minnesota at Ne w Orleans, 1 / p.m. San Diego at Buffalo, 1 / p.m. W ashington at Philadelphia, 1 / p.m. Houston at N.Y Giants, 1 / p.m. T ennessee at Cincinnati, 1 / p.m. Baltimore at Cle veland, 1 / p.m. Green Ba y at Detroit, 1 / p.m. Indianapolis at Jackson ville, 1 / p.m. Oakland at Ne w England, 1 / p.m. San F rancisco at Arizona, 4:05 / p.m. Den ver at Seattle, 4:25 / p.m. Kansas City at Miami, 4:25 / p.m. Pittsburgh at Carolina, 8:30 / p.m. Monda y, Sep. 22 Chicago at N.Y. Jets, 8:30 / p.m. SNAPs S HOTs S SPORTS Park it in theCLASSIFIEDSand watch itgofast!


www.newssun.comSunday, September 14, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A11 got the ball back, and on the ensuing punt, a bad snap sailed back into the Blue Streak end zone, where it went for a safety and a 2-0 Hardee lead with 14 seconds left in the rst. After the free kick, and into the second quarter, the Cats em barked on a 12-play dr iv e, riding the bruising running of Parker Carlton to a 2-yard plunge and 9-0 lead. S ebr ing followed with a three-and-out and Hardee switched the ground attack to 235-pound Keyon te Holley, who car ried eight times for 50 yar ds culminating in a touchdown just before halftime and a 16-0 lead. We knew it would be a physical game and that we would have to match them, head coach LaVaar Scott said. But in the rst half, they were the more physical team. But the tide would quickly change as the second half got under way. After a four -yar d Wildcat gain and a false start penalty, quarterback Hayden Lindseys pass didnt make it past the line as 6-foot-5 defensive end Luke Ancrum snared it for an interception and rumbled down to the Hardee 4. It took just one play to get the Streaks on the board when Akem Jn Pierre raced around the right edge for the touchdown. After the Sebring de fense forced a threeand-out, J air Watson lofted one down the far sideline, where Marvin Jones sprinted past his defender to haul it in for a 30-yard gain. On the next play, Jenkins bounced off a tackle and took it in from 10 yards out to narrow the gap to 1613 at the 8:23 mark of the third. The rest of the pe riod saw a trade off of dr iv es that ended in punts, but the Wildcats would get the ball back toward the end of the frame and push in the security score early in the fourth. On third-and-nine from the 18, Lindsey found Dalton Bethea in the end zone to push the lead to 23-13 with 10:12 left to play. Sebrings next drive didnt amount to any thing and Hardee had the ball back with just o ver eight minutes to play. But, curiously, rather than plow ahead and eat up the clock with their ground game, the Wildcats included a pass play that went in complete, stopping the clock and soon punted the ball back to the S tr eaks. On a third-and-ve at the Hardee 37, quar terback Jair Watson was sacked and fumbled the ball, but Jenkins scooped it up and scr ambled to the 32 for a rst down. Berry then took it ve yards to the 27 and would later connect with Jarvis Bridges for six yards on a fourthand-ve to get it to the Wildcat 21. Jenkins then ran it nine yards to the 12, before the previouslymentioned Berry gain came up short. Sebring would get the ball back one more time, but with just 2:09 left in the game, the 10-point lead was all but insurmountable. And while they did get it down to the 7-yard line, a Hardee interception in the end zone put the nal nail in the cofn. The kids dug deep and showed me what theyre made of. It was just too much to over come, Scott said. We wer e able to take it to them in the second half, but just got in our own way too much in the rst. Its a long sea son and were pretty banged up but it was a good effort from these guys tonight. Sebring returns home for next weeks contest which will be against the LaBelle Cowboys at Firemens Field. 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Right: Marvin Jones gets past Sahmaud Blandin for this 30-yard reception, setting up the Blue Streaks second touchdown in Fridays loss at Hardee. news was made this day. In the very rst event of the meet, the medley relay, the Lady Dragons took down not only a school re cord, but a county record as well. The pr evious school record was previously set in 2002 by Amanda Hoy, Regina Kiehl, E r in Pollard and Katie Elliot, with a time of 2:02.59. The Highlands County record was set by Sebrings Megan Wolfe, Paige Giller, Leeza Freeland and Katie Bullard, with a time of 2:00.46. But on Tuesday, the foursome of Katie Dye, Rachel Shattler, Brice Creel and Annie Weber-Callahan broke those records, as well as the two-minute mark, swimming to a time of 1:59.84. Dye would also relower a Lake Placid record that was just set last week. Weber-Callahan had bettered her own pre vious mark in the 100 backstr oke in the season s opening meet with a time of 1:07.40, but D ye set a new standard at 1:07.33. Creel would add an individual win in the 200 individual medley and Emma Mooring got a win in the 100 breaststroke. The Lady Dragons would also win the 400 free relay with a time of 4:01.06 from Dye, Robbye Teal, Creel and Weber-Cal lahan to close out the meet. LP FROM PAGE A A 9 BRIAN MAHONEY AP BaA SKETba BA LL WRITER MADRID All those years on Ser bias national team, and one chance kept eluding Milos Teodosic and Nenad Krstic They nally get that shot at the U.S. with a world title on the line. Teodosic scored 24 points and Serbia reached the champi onship game of the B asketball W orld Cup by holding off France 90-85 on Friday night. The Serbians will face the defending champion and un beaten Americans on S unday Were not going to be scared for sure, said Krstic, a former NBA center now play ing in Europe. 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A12 | NEWSSS U nN | SS unday, SS eptember 14, 2014 the Red Devil 22 before the Avon Park defense stiffened and forced a turnover on downs. The Red Devil offense responded by putting together a nine-play dr ive to get to the Miners 31 before it stalled and they tur ned it o ver on downs. Fort Meade scored on its next possession on a 19-yard run by Ryan Fulse to give the Miners a 7-0 lead. The Red Devil of fense continue to show the ability to dr iv e the ball on its second possession, putting together a nineplay dr iv e for 47 yards to get to the Miners 6-yard line. From there, Whidden kicked a 23-yard eld goal to cut the Miner lead to 7-3 to start the second quarter. Fort Meade switched to its no huddle of fense in the second and scored 21 unansw ered points on two touchdo wn r uns by Ty ler King and a 4-yard touchdo wn pass fr om Jessie Henson to Malik Mills to put the Miners up 27-3. We expected the no huddle and we adjust ed well to it, we just did not tackle as w ell as we should have, said Jackson. The Devils had a quick strike themselves as Red Devil quarterback Adarius C ouncil thr ew a short swing pass to the left. Moise Satine caught the ball and outraced the Fort Meade de fense down the left sideline for a 62-yar d touchdown to make the score 27-10. Fort Meade, with plenty of time left on the clock, answered with another drive that result in a touchdown. After a 71-yard touchdown pass was called back for illegal formation, the Miners went 71 yards in ve plays, capped off with a 27-yard scoring pass from Henson to Ladar ius Clark. A v on Park trailed the Miners 34-10 at halftime. F or t Meade went up 41-10 midway through the third quarter on Kings third touchdown run of the game. A v on Park then put the nal score of the game on the board with less than a minute in the third quar ter when Council connected with Montrae B r aswell on a 36-yard, deep-out pattern on the right side for his second touchdown pass of the game to make the nal margin 41-17. In the loss, Avon Park showed the ability to move the ball against a tough Fort Meade de fense and several of the y ounger (sophomor e) players startedto step up. W e had some of them grow up tonight, said Jackson. And that is impor tant for us to build this pr ogr am and I am real proud of that. Satine rushed for 57 yards on 20 carries and had two receptions for 74 yards, including the 62-yard touchdown. Joe Nance also car ried the ball 20 times and pounded out 85 yar ds. Council was 7-for17 in passing for 161 yards with two touchdowns and two inter ceptions as the Red D evils gener ated 300 yards of total offense. Fort Meades King rushed for a gamehigh 148 yards on 17 carries and Fulse add ed 74 on 11 rushes. A v on Park will be home next Friday to face Cardinal Mooney. The Cougars ran past Lake Placid 40-7 in Sarasota Friday night. 3085686 DEVILS FROM PAGE A A 9 James Taylor/News-SunRed Devil Joe Nance rushed for 85 yards on 20 carries against Fort Meade. BY JAMES TA YY L OR NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T AVON PARK The Lady Red Devil volley ball team overcame illness and minor injuries to beat the McKeel W ildcats in four sets Thursday 25-16, 2426, 25-17 and 25-19 to even their season record at 2-2. I n the game that we lost, one of our middles was out sick and another hurt her ankle, we w er e scrambling, head coach Shane Wirries said. I could not sub in that game and in the next game I put someone there that never play ed that position. They freaked out a little bit, but once they got settled in, they stepped up. In the last game, she was able to go back in and play. Behind 12-11 in the rst game, Avon Parks Imani Tate and Otisha Smith came up big on the service line. Tate served four points to give the Red Devils a 16-12 lead. Leading 16-15, Smith then served seven con secutive points to give A v on Park a 24-16 lead as the Red Devils went on to win 25-16. In the second game, Avon Park held a 1712 point lead, but the Wildcats began to chip away and tied the score at 23. With the game tied at 24, McKeel scored the next two points to win it 26-24 and tie the match at one game apiece. Avon Park continued to reel in the beginning of game three as Smith sat the bench nursing an ankle injury. Trailing 9-1, the Red Devils fought back to within four at 14-10. Tate would put the Red Devils back in the lead to stay as she served four points to give Avon Park a 15-14 lead. Aaliya Eastburn fol lowed with seven ser vice points to put Avon P ar k up 23-15. In all, the Red Devils scored 15 of the nal 18 points to beat McKeel 25-17. Avon Park again found themselves trail ing in game four, 12-7. B ut again they fought back to tie the game at 14. They then went on a 7-1 run to take a 2015 lead as they beat the Wildcats 25-19 to win the match 3-1. It is nice to see that we can come back and win, said Wirries. They are getting to the point they are pushing to that mark we were missing, now we are pushing straight to 20, they are doing a lot bet ter. S mith, despite the tender ankle, had 9 kills, 3 blocks and 7 aces. Keuanna Robinson led the Red Devils with 10 kills and added an ace and 6 digs. Tate added 5 kills, a block, 3 aces and 9 digs while Eastburn had 32 assists, 5 kills and 11 digs. Krystal Rivera had 61 digs, Kashaundra Mar tel had 20 digs, 4 kills and 3 aces and A cur ia Smith had a team high of 5 blocks. Avon Park is on the road this week to play Mulberry Tuesday and Lake Placid Thursday.Lady Red Devils make it past McKeel James Taylor/News-SunAvon Parks Otisha Smith (9) and Ashlee Robatelle block McKeels Lexie Painter shot. BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-SSUnN SSPORTS EEDITOR There wasnt a whole lot of drama Thursday night in Lake P lacid as the Lady D ragons remained unbeaten in D istr ict 9-4A play with a sweep of Mulberry. The Lady Panthers did have the rst set tied up early at 6-6, but Shannon Huber soon took the serve, and didnt give it up for seven straight points, including two aces. Dani Daigle later orchestrated a fourpoint surge from the serve and Mary Grace Bates closed things out on a ve-point service run. The second set proved slightly more of a challenge, but was never really in doubt as Lake Placid took it 25-15 to go up 2-0. It did look, for a mo ment, as if the tide might hav e been tur ning in the third set when M ulberr y came out with a six-point run to lead the game 6-1. This breakthrough was led by great serv ing from Gelimar M ontes and a block b y Rebekah Bryson. But Hanah Groomes would bring the Dragons back with an ace, along with two J acalyn B aldwin kills and a S kyla S tidham block, to tie it at 6-6. And that was pretty much all she wrote as B ates soon found her ser vice groove and knocked out a 10-point run, with kills by Maddie Wilson and Raveen Gobourne, and a team block fr om G obourne and Baldwin, to increase the lead 17-8. M ontes would br eak the run with a kill. But with back-toback kills by Baldwin and another Gobourne smash the D r agons kept inching closer to the win. Which they soon did as Huber nished things off with a fourpoint run that includ ed three aces and kills b y B aldwin and Lydia Daum. 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L IVING BSunday, September 14, 2014 BY MICHAEL K. BOHNAs the Waynesburg College football team walked out onto the eld in Randalls Island Stadium, most gawked at the nearby Triborough Bridge (renamed the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge in 2008). To the players from a small college in southwestern Pennsylvania, the structure connecting three New York boroughs Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx was just as impressive as the skyscrapers they had seen the day before. The Waynesburg team had traveled to New York to play Fordham University on Sept. 30, 1939, in what was a season-opening tune up for a powerhouse of East Coast football. And the apparent mismatch was clear to the visitors even before playing a down. We suited up about 30 guys, Waynesburg freshman Bill Meighen said years later, and when Fordham came out with 70, we were really impressed. It seemed as if one player was bigger than the next. One of the game of cials, Linesman Jack McPhee, ignored the size of the Fordham players and examined some unusual equipment on the sideline. When I walked onto the eld, he said later, I saw what looked like a railroad boxcar parked on the 40-yard line, with a camera on a tripod nearby. What McPhee saw that day, 75 years ago this month, was one of two Telemobile trucks staged on the eld by the Radio Corporation of America. A crew from the National Broadcasting Network, which RCA owned, was poised to produce Americas rst televised football game. With this falls football spectacle well underway, fans, TV advertisers and networks are salivating over another landmark in sports entertainment the rst national championship playoffs in college football (see details below). Most Americans welcome the extra icing on the grand TV cake that already offers weekly Thursday-Friday-Saturday games (and somerimes Tuesdays and Wednesdays!). However, virtually no one appreciates the humble beginnings of the enormously successful marriage between sports and TV.RADIO SIGHTThe relationship between the mass media and sports began in the Roaring Twenties when radio helped turn games into entertainment. An early milestone in that transformation was the 1926 World Series. The St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Yankees, four games to three, and a network of 21 radio stations carried Graham McNamees call of the game. An estimated 15 million people listened to baseballs rst national broadcast. The lash-up of stations became the NBC radio network two months later when RCA bought the lead station. As technical innovators turned to television in the early 1930s, Europe raced ahead of the United States in TV broadcasting. A reported 150,000 Germans watched the 1936 Berlin Olympics in indoor arenas and theaters across the country. During the 1937 Wimbledon Championships, Brits in 3,000 homes watched the nals. America caught up through the resourcefulness of RCA engineer Vladimir Zworykin and independent inventor Philo Farnsworth. In early 1939, RCA president David Sarnoff proudly announced to the press, And now we add radio sight to sound. On April 30, the rst day of the 1939 Worlds Fair in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., Sarnoff televised President Franklin Roosevelts opening address. Moreover, RCA-NBC hosted elaborate expositions of television science at the fair, including exhibits in the Hall of Television and the Living Room of Tomorrow. During the 18-month-long fair, a reported 45 million people watched TV demonstrations. NBC televised the rst Major League Baseball game on Aug. 26 when the Brooklyn Dodgers hosted a doubleheader with the Cincinnati Reds. Famed announcer Red Barber called the games for W2XBS. Viewers of the broadcast were drawn from the pool of an estimated 400 to 500 New Yorkers who had bought TV sets following the Worlds Fair hoopla. Televising a football game was a natural progression from baseball and tennis. NBC opted for a college game rst, and Fordham was an easy choice because of both its football reputation and location in New York. In stark contrast to the enlightened debut of broadcast television in the summer of 1939, gloaming clouds of war were gathering in Europe. On September 1, six days after Barbers broadcast, radio announcers around the world reported Germanys invasion of Poland and the start of World War II.A SOFT WEEK FOR FORDHAMWaynesburg, now a university located 60 miles south of Pittsburg, is a private, liberal arts institution founded in 1849 and af liated with the U.S. Presbyterian Church. It was a terri c thrill for a group of country boys like us to get to New York, Waynesburg center Mo Scarry later told sports historian Stan Grosshandler. In those days, Fordham was a real power, and this game was strictly a warmup for them. For us, it meant a good source of revenue. Fordham University, located in the Rose Hill neighborhood of the Bronx, ended the 1936 season ranked 17th in the country and nished the next year 7-0-1 and a number three national ranking in the year-end poll. A 6-1-2 record in 1938 yielded a ranking of 17. The 1939 Rams rst team boasted six seniors and ve juniors. The leaders included Pete Carlesimo, later father of basketball coach P. J. Carlesimo; left tackle Jon Kuzman; running back Big Ralph Friedgen, whose son is the current college football coach of the same name; Len Eshmont, the nations leading rusher in 1938; Dom Principe, the leading rusher and scorer during the undefeated 1937 season; and captain Bill Krywicki, who called the plays. East Coast sportswriters expected the team to be in the hunt for the 1939 national championship.A HO-HUM WINWith the game scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, the NBC crew began setting up their equipment that morning. One of the Telemobile trucks, which looked like a 25-seat bus without side windows, carried the control equipment for the two cameras. The second accommodated a 300-watt transmitter and a folding, rooftop antenna. The crew mounted one of the iconoscope cameras on a sideline dolly, with the second atop the control truck. Thirty-inch parabolic antennas used during radio broadcasts captured the distinctive sounds of tackle football. Cables carried power to the trucks from the stadiums electrical room, as well as connected the cameras and trucks. Scarry, who later coached 19 years in the NFL, described the wiring hazards to an Associated Press reporter in 1989: We were trying not to fall over the cables and look bad. A stadium crowd of 9,000 fans watched as team captains lined up for the coin toss. A smaller number, perhaps a few thousand, watched the opening kickoff on a TV set, but almost all of them were at the RCA Pavilion at the Worlds Fair. The real targets, mom and pop and the kids at home, probably numbered about 500 fairly well-off households. Those shopping for TV sets that fall had found a range of expensive makes and models priced between $200 and $1,000. RCA, for example, then sold a TV in a large wooden cabinet for $295, which adjusted for in ation, would be about $5,000 today. But the set came with a miniscule screen that was about four inches wide. That works today on your smartphone, but certainly cant support a man cave with multiple Barcaloungers. Considering Fordhams pasting of Waynesburg 53-0 the previous year, no one could fault the Rams for their relaxed attitude at the start. That casualness showed up ve minutes into the rst quarter when Waynesburg running back Bob Brooks darted past future NFL player Kuzman at the line of scrimmage, shook off a would-be tackler in the secondary and scampered 63 yards for a touchdown. After John Stefanic added the extra point, the Yellow Jackets had stung the Rams for the early lead. Coach Crowley was anything but sleepy after his teams sloppy start. He energized his team, which responded quickly with a six-play, 65-yard drive that ended with right halfback Stephen Kazlo scoring from the 16-yard line, tying the score 7-7. Eshmont added to the Fordham momentum on the rst play of the second quarter when he slipped through the middle of the Waynesburg line on the 31 and raced into the end zone. Eshmont, who would star for San Francisco 49ers after World War II, cheered as Kazlo added another point. But the plucky Waynesburg players continued to thumb their noses at the beefy Fordham team and stopped the next Rams drive with a goal-line stand. But a poor punt by the Yellow Jackets gave Fordham a short eld, and soon Friedgen scored from the 2 on a line buck. After the conversion, Fordham led 21-7, the score at half. Bill Stern called the play-by-play action for NBC. The popular radio broadcaster agrantly embellished the oneld action during radio broadcasts since no one in radio land could tell the difference. On TV, however, Stern had to stick with, Its third and two on the 25-yard line, and Fordhams backeld has lined up in the Notre Dame box formation. After halftime, Fordham stopped two Waynesburg drives with an interception and a blocked punt. The Rams showed their dominance with two more touchdowns a plunge by Principe in the third quarter, and Friedgens second score in the closing minutes of the game. Fordham won 34-7, and the game stats re ected the score. Fordham outrushed Waynesburg 337-157 and in the air outgained the Jackets 64-0. The games outcome, as well as its signi cance in sports history, brought a yawn from New York Times reporter Louis Effrat. The Rams tallied in every period and had the televised game in hand by halftime. Principe, who later played for the football versions of the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers, also minimized the games meaning. The fact that the game was televised, he told Grosshandler years later, was of no signi cance to us. It is really dif cult to recall much about it, other than the fact we considered them an easy team and were quite surprised when they scored rst. Waynesburg player Jack Wiley, for whom the universitys football stadium is named, offered a more nuanced assessment in a 1989 media interview. It was a historic occasion when you think of how big TV has gotten, and its amazing the changes that have been made. But back then, it really didnt mean that much to us because we didnt know what television was.75 years ago this month football on TV was launched HAL going pink for October to support cancer awarenessB3 1pneIT9S HE-a y}^tq 5 ,N),iZ. .tt it C_''.:}. .7:,, :;5 ..p ..rti tr.'!fSJ l < ,'1 t S'+, e: d .c'`t 'a'. r [ [' ss,.4 Vol491V v4F4rAw iffWOV LL


B2 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, September 14, 2014 DEAR ABBY: I have overheard a person who works as an aide at the local elementary school talking about the students -discussing their special needs, behavioral issues, etc. I think it is appalling that shes relaying confidential information to others in the community. The rule for employees here is, What happens in the school stays in the school. Im not sure what to do. I have heard from her too many times that it was just an oversight on her part. Should I let the parents of these students know, or make the school administrators aware of the situation? The people listening are, of course, just as guilty. Perhaps its not my place to interfere; however, I find her behavior to be unprofessional, and she should not be working in such a setting. If you publish this, I hope it will be all it takes to open someones eyes and seal their lips. What do you think? BOILING OVER IN NEW ENGLAND DEAR BOILING OVER: Im printing your letter, but I doubt it will silence the wagging tongue of a gossip who uses confidential information to get attention. What you should do is inform the principal of the school and let him or her seal the leak. If that doesnt work, you should inform the parents because they may want to take action. But dont jump the gun; go through channels first. DEAR ABBY: I have a friend whose son is in sales, and he asked to give me a presentation. My friend instructed me that I was under no obligation to purchase anything; he just needed to practice it. I complied and didnt buy anything he was pitching. He has now contacted me again to do another presentation because he has changed companies and wants to practice again. I dislike sales pitches and Im also very busy. Ordinarily, I would just say no. However, because hes my friends son I am unsure how to respond. Can you give me any suggestions? ANONYMOUS OUT WEST DEAR ANONY MOUS: Because you agreed previously, the young man may not realize that his asking again is an imposition. All you need to do is tell him that you are very busy. Then explain that you agreed the last time as a special favor to his parent, that you cant do it, but you wish him luck with the new company. DEAR ABBY: What do you do when the hostess at a club meeting wont tolerate shared information or food, but instead tells you to be quiet and listen only to HER history, gripes and opinions? DUES PAYER, ANYWHERE, U.S.A. DEAR DUES PAYER: Before or after some of those meetings, have a chat with other club members. Find out if they, too, are being treated this way and, if they are, how they feel about it. If you are all dues-paying members and can vote, it may be possible to remove her as hostess. 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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, September 14, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SEBRING The Highlands Art League will join forces again this year with Florida Hospital Heartland in declaring war on breast cancer. To show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, HAL is going pink and offering eight Pink Art Classes that are inspired by HOPE. These classes include six Art Uncorked classes, one Art No Cork (ages 13-plus) and one Wine Glass Painting class. The classes will be offered Sept. 30 through Oct. 9 and taught by HAL instructors Kristy Harris, Megan Ekenstedt, Phyllis Jones-Behrens, Alice Hansen and Tori Roman. A portion of the proceeds from these classes will be donated from HAL to benet the Florida Hospital Heartland Mammography Fund, which provides mammograms to women in need in Highlands and Hardee counties. HALs Pink Art Classes are scheduled to take place prior to Florida Hospitals Pink Army Strut on Oct. 11 in downtown Sebring. Students of HALs pink classes can opt to hang their art in HALs Clovelly House that will be on exhibit during the Strut. The Strut also benets the Florida Hospital Heartland Mammography Fund. Tickets for the Strut are available at www. I am fortunate to work with both HAL and Florida Hospital and be a part of their efforts in supporting this community, said HAL instructor and Pink Army coordinator Kristy Harris. The public is excited to attend these Pink Art Classes in honor of loved ones who had breast cancer. In addition to the Pink Classes, the HAL Village Where Art Lives will be one of the destinations for the Strut and will include the following art exhibits and activities: Village Art Circle: Decorate Your Bra Visual Art Center: Kiss The Canvas Clovelly House: Pink Art Exhibit Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA): Ringling College of Art and Design Exhibit Yellow House Gallery and Gift Shop: Retail Center and Art Exhibit For more infor mation about the Pink Art Classes or HAL, visit www. HighlandsArtLeague. org or call 863-385-6682.HAL to go pink for breast cancer awarenessSPECIAL TO THE NEWS-SUNSEBRING Local artist Linda Kegley has just completed her ninth acrylic painting in a new Reef Series featuring fish, corals and invertebrates from coral reefs around the world. The unique feature of these paintings is that the ocean floor is at eye level, giving the feeling that the viewer is on the reef among the sea life. Some feature hawksbill turtles, angel fish, and endangered elkhorn coral. So far reefs from the Florida Keys, Caribbean, Mexico, and Pacific and Indian Oceans have been highlighted, Kegley said in a press release. As part of process in designing this series, Kegley said she has done extensive research to create environments that are true to nature, and the seas geography. The species of the subjects in each painting are listed, along with which ocean they live in. Each painting has the work reef in the title. Kegley is not a newcomer to fish, having completed over 200 paintings in her US Trademarked series Dont Drink Like a Fish. The difference here is that the fish and corals are scientifically correct, in their natural settings. These painting are on display at Wild Child Art Gallery in Matalcha. Her works are sold in galleries on both coasts, online, and locally at Frames and Images. 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Sunday, September 14, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SEBRING Just around the corner from the Circle on East Center Avenue is a small yellow house that is currently being used as the Sebring Friends of the Librarys Used Book Store. This 100-year-old home built by Thomas R. Whitehouse in 1914 has been designated by the Sebring Historic Preservation Commission as a historic home. At 11:00 a.m. Monday, a plaque stating Original Residence of the Family of Thomas R. Whitehouse, Sr., Built in 1914 will be installed on the wall in the living room adjacent to the replace. Whitehouse family descendants will be in attendance, and per sons in the community who are interested are invited to attend the installation ceremony. The story of the Whitehouse family is all about family values, family love and care and dedication to the well-being of the community in which they lived. When Thomas Whitehouse arrived in Sebring in 1912, he built the structure on the corner of the Circle and East Center Avenue, which was gradually enlarged in subsequent years and used as the Whitehouse business and source of income until the mid-1970s. The building served as a grocery store on the rst oor, with the second oor becoming the Whitehouse Hotel. Whitehouse brought his wife and six young children from Pennsylvania to Sebring right after the store was built in 1912. They took up residence temporarily in two rooms that had been partitioned off in the store until their home was built in 1914. The home was built right behind the store. The ensuing years found the family actively involved in their family businesses, the Methodist Church, and the activities of the community. They were noted for their gener osity and kindness, and their childrens lives evidenced this. The children grew and all became successful. Lulua became a Salvation Army ofcer and married Col. G.A. Stephan; George married Anna Bogle, and their son, Jimmy served as supervisor of elections for 24 years; Leona married Gid Jaeger and operated a ladies dress shop for more than 40 years; Geralda (Jerry) married Douglas Estes and owned and operated the Polly Prim Beauty salon for 50 years; Emma married Hugh Wallace, who worked in the IGA store family business; and Tommy, married to Eva Butts, ran the familys I.G.A. grocery store until his retirement in 1979. While Tommy served in the military during World War II, other family members pitched in and kept the store running. Over the years, the yellow house behind the store was home at various times to three generations of Whitehouse family members. Two of the Whitehouse daughters, Emma and Geralda, were married in front of the living room replace. Daughter Lulua, when a young child, fell gravely ill and was in a coma for nine weeks, but awoke after her mother spent a night in the little yellow house in prayer. She recovered completely. Tommy went off to war in the 1940s, and came back alive and well. During the Depression of the 1930s, bags of groceries were given by the Whitehouses to people who couldnt afford them. So many more memories. The Whitehouse home and grocery store building were sold in 1979 to Jake & Beverly House, who ran a household appliance business from the building. In 1995, the Sebring Friends of the Library purchased the little yellow house from Jake House, and have used the home as a used book store ever since. In early 2014, Jackie Koza, volunteer at the bookstore, initiated the lengthy procedure to have the yellow house designated a historic home by the Sebring Historic Preservation Commission. With the assistance of Robin Hinote, executive director of the Community Redevelopment Agency, Jackie began the complex application process. She then met with the CRA and provided them with all of the historical materials that they requested. Mark Stewart, member of the Board of Directors of CRA, also provided signicant assistance with this process. Finally, the yellow house received the designation, and Jackie ordered the plaque. Robert Freeland provided and will install the plaque. And so, this fabled house will continue to be remembered as the home of the beloved and prominent Whitehouse family; and will continue with its productive present and future as a used book store run by volunteers who donate the monetary proceeds for the Sebring Public Library.Whitehouse home designated as historicSPECIAL TO THE NEWS-SUN SEBRING The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency has printed an outdoor sculpture brochure for the various sculptures on display in downtown Sebring. The CRA is currently participating in the 14th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition, which is hosted each year by the Polk Museum of Art (PMoA). The CRA selected six sculptures from the competition entries that are installed in downtown Sebring and will remain until Jan. 25, 2015. Each year, more than 50 outdoor sculptures are submitted for exhibit consideration in Lakeland and Winter Haven with the program expanding to Sebring this year. This new brochure features where the sculptures are located, the artist, name of the sculpture and what materials were used to create them. The brochure also includes information about the sculptures on display in Winter Haven and Lakeland that are also a part of the competition. The brochures are free and available at the Downtown Sebring Chamber of Commerce office on the Circle, as well as at the CRA office located inside City Hall (368 S. Commerce Ave.). The following artists and sculptures are featured in Downtown Sebring: Hanna Jubran, Grimesland, N.C. The Three Graces made of steel, coated iron and paint; location: Centennial Park. Craig Gray, Key West Slices of Heaven made of concrete combined with limestone; location: Highlands Art League. Aisling Millar, Greenville, N.C. Bealtine made of steel; location: Highlands Art League/ Cultural Center. Jack HowardPotter, New York, N.Y. Winged Glory made of galvanized, powder-coated steel; location: Circle Park. Adam Walls, Hope Mills, N.C. Father and Son made of painted steel; location: Near Rotary Park, Karyn Adamek, Lutz Iron Horses made of recycled metal; location: Centennial Park. Sculptures are secured on a concrete slab and accompanied by a plaque with details about the artist and sculpture. Any artist is welcome to submit their work directly to the PMoA for consideration in next years competition. For more information about the Sebring CRA, please visit www. 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B6 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, September 14, 2014 RELIGION PLACES TO WORSHI PPlaces to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 596.ANGLIC ANNew L ife A nglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.ASSEMB L Y OF G ODC hrist Fellowship C hurch (A ssembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924. First A ssembly of God, 4301 Ke nilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Roy al Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.BAPT I STA von Park L akes Baptist C hurch, 22600 N. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are avail able. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist C hurch (GARBC ) We are located at the cor ner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and eve ning worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen min istry and the Catylist class (20s+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to or call the church ofce at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist C hurch, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist C hurch, 1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sun day: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/ Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail:; Web site, First Baptist C hurch of A von Park, N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Dr. Howard Leman, associate pastor; Matthew Price, minis tor of youth, Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of music. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m.; Ignite, 7:30 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the website at In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Jose phine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Plac id, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: Email: information@fbclp. com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required dinner is not held during the summer). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 4653721 or go to First Baptist C hurch of L orida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sun day worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more informa tion about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. First Baptist C hurch, S ebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; Lonnie Wall, pastor of students, and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website Florida A venue Baptist C hurch, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing ad dress is 710 W. Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children and youth at 6 p.m. and for adults at 6:30 p.m. I ndependent Baptist C hurch, 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sun day worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, missionminded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L eisure L akes Baptist C hurch, 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meet ing and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist C hurch (GARBC) 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Web ber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist C hurch, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Af liated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S parta R oad Baptist C hurch, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Wednesday Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For in formation, call 382-0869. S outhside Baptist C hurch (GARBC) 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nurs ery for under age 3 is available at all ser vices. Pro visions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Ofce phone, 3850752. S pring L ake Baptist C hurch, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valen cia Road; 655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Ser vice, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S unridge Baptist C hurch, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.C ATHO LICO ur L ady of Grace C atholic C hurch, 595 E. Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. English confession at 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Spanish confession at 6:30 p.m. Religious Education Classes (Sep tember to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:308:30 p.m. Wednesday. S t. C atherine C atholic C hurch, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish ofce/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email,; website, School Ofce/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email School ofce hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., fr or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Cen ter), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: MondayFriday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:157:45 a.m. rst Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday. Ofce Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. MondayFriday. S t. James C atholic C hurch, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 4653215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Sunday 8 a..m. and 10 a.m. year round. Saturday Vigil 4 p.m. Week days 9 a.m. Holy days 9:30 a.m. (Vigil evening before at 7 p.m.) First Saturday of each month: Healing Mass, 9 a.m.C HR I ST IANC ornerstone C hristian C hurch, (Saxon Hall) 1003 W. Pine St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship Group. For more information call 453-7679. S ebring C hristian C hurch, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher. Kristy Marvin, Childrens Director. Youth Minister Blake Rushing. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Phone 382-6676. First C hristian C hurch (Disciples of C hrist), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 3853435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Break fast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.C HR I ST IAN & M I SS IONARY A LLI A NC ET he A lliance C hurch of S ebring, 451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C HUR C H OF BRETHRE NC hurch of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.C HUR C H OF C HR I STA von Park C hurch of C hrist, 200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednes day, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. H eartland church of C hrist, Lakeshore Mall Suite 42 (outside entrance), 901 U.S. Highway 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. to noon; Wednes day, Bible study, 7 p.m. Evangelist Carl Ford, (863) 402-2159. L ake Placid C hurch of C hrist, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning wor ship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website www.thelordsway. com/lakeplacidcofc/. S ebring Parkway C hurch of C hrist, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednes day Bible Class, 7 p.m. C HUR C H OF G ODC hurch on the R idge, Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.C HUR C H OF N AZARE NEFirst C hurch of the Nazarene of A von Park, P.O. Box 1118., Avon Park, FL 33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednes day evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. If you need any more information, call 4534851. C hurch of the Nazarene of L ake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pending. Call 446-1339. Pastor Tim Taylor.C HUR C HES OF C HR I ST IN C HR I ST IAN U NI ON C ommunity Bible C hurch C hurches of C hrist in C hristian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C17A North (truck route), Avon Park. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery pro vided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunda y School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.EP ISC OPA LE piscopal C hurch of the R edeemer A von Park, 910 W. Martin St., Avon Park, FL 33825 (U.S. 27 across from Wells Motor Co.). Rev. Canon George Conger. Sunday services: Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Come and worship with us; we would love to meet you. Church ofce, 453-5664; fax, 453-4853. Visit us at our website at Email redeemer1895@aol. com. Call the thrift store for hours open and donation pick up at 6649668 or 453-5664. S t. A gnes E piscopal C hurch, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Servic es: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Nursery available for the 10 a.m. service. Wednesday Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church ofce 385-7649, for more information. S t. Francis of A ssisi A nglican E pis copal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 4650051. Pastor: Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson. Sunday Worship: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Bible Study beginning in October. Call the ofce for date and time. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Room. Holy Communion with Healing on Wednes day at 6 p.m. in the church and Thursday at 9 a.m. in the chapel. Call the thrift store for hours open 6990221.EVA NG E LIC AL FREE C HUR CH OF AMER IC AT he C hurch of the Way EF CA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunda1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Se bring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Ofce Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ Web site: www.TheWayChurch.orgG RA C E BRETHRE NGrace Brethren C hurch, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sun day services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-tim ers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at NDE NTFirst C hristian C hurch, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.INTERDE NOM IN AT IONAL World H arvest and R estoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd.,(non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers.LUTHERANA tonement L utheran C hurch (ELCA) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. Rev. Sharon Dorr and Deacon David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leaders, alternating Sundays. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the rst Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the rst Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and sandals. Quilting classes ev ery Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. C hrist L utheran C hurch A von Park LCMS 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sun day Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see Faith L utheran C hurch LCMS ,2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring; Church phone: 385-7848; Faith Child Development Center: 385-3232. Sunday Worship Service: 9 a.m. Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 10 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 10 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportuni ties include weekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. TuesdaySaturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good S hepherd L utheran C hurch (AALC) American Association of Lu theran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3852346. New L ife E vangelical L utheran C hurch, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 3852293 or visit the Web site at www. R esurrection L utheran C hurch ELCA, 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday worship 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship Service is at 7 p.m. Open Communion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. T rinity L utheran C hurch LCMS 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School director Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.; Worship service, 10 a.m. Holy Communion each rst and third Sunday. Childrens Church scheduled during worship service, 4-year-olds through fth grade. Nursery provided during worship service for infants to 3-year-olds. Seasonal Mid-Week Ser vices each Wwednesday evening during Advent and Lent. Call church ofce at 465-5253 or visit the website at Other activities and groups include: Choir; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies; Trinity Tots Pre-school, and Youth Group.NON -DE N OM IN AT IONALBible Fellowship C hurch, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, Songs signed rst & second Worship services. First Worship Service 9 a.m.; Second Wor ship Service 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and S.S. classes both hours. Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patter son, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church ofce 385-1024. Web site: C alvary C hurch, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C hristian T raining Ministries I nc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian Internation al Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@ Casey L. Downing, associate minister, Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: C rossroads of L ife,148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863-655-9163. The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our su pernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. 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Sunday, September 14, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 CROSSWORD SOLUTION RELIGION p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Faith & Familylife Worship Center, Pas tors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor invite you to discover one of Sebrings hidden treasures at 2349 U.S. 27 South (Banyan Plaza off Sparta Road and Lake Jackson). We provide biblical solutions for everyday challenges through our multicultural worship services available on Sundays at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Child care is available for all who attend. For more information, all 385-1800. Plan your rst visit. Matthew 7:7 says, Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will nd; knock and the door will be opened to you. Our guests are very important, so please let us know how we can meet your need by emailing Our mission at Faith & Familylife is centered around Restoring Lives, Families and Communities. Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Pro grams, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. Highlands Community Church, a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. New Beginnings Church of Sebring, worshiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pas tor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. Begin your week with us. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsomministries. com. Union Church, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednes day night worship with Pastor Tiger Gullett and CrossTalk with Pastor Bill Breylinger at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Ofce: 453-3345. Web page at www.wea Unity Life Enrichment Centre,new loca tion, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@ Web site, www.unityofse 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary.PRESBYTERIANCovenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 338722113. Pastor Tom Schneider. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Childrens/Youth Group, 6-7 p.m. Sunday. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail:; Web site: Ofce hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Avon Park First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. Rev. Ed Fleagle, Stated Sup ply Pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6 p.m. each Wednesday; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Sunday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. Lake Placid First Presbyterian Church, ARP,, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, se nior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 9 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:10 a.m. In addition, childrens church (K-2nd grade) will be provided during the 11 a.m. worship service, and childrens junior church (3rd-5th grade) is at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery avail able), Youth Group (6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Sebring First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 385-0107. Email:, Rev. Dar rell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Wor ship Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday: Youth Groups 3:30-6:30 p.m., middle and high school students (transportation availablve from Sebring and Hill Gustat Middle Schols and SHS); 4-5:30 p.m., elementary school. Programs include devotions/Bible study, crafts, sports activities and dinner. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Choir rehersal, 5:30 p.m. A nursery is available during worship. Call the church ofce for more information and other classes. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 8:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Nursery available. Session meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month, September through June. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. rst Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Adult Bible study is Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Pastors: John and Harriet Davis. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@, Web site, http://slpc.em ADVENTISTAvon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarq, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the rst Sunday of each month. Senior Pas tor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTSThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Sebring Ward, 3235 Grand Prix Dr. Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 273-2284 Steve Austin, Bishop; Del Murphy, 1st counselor, Laris Keefer, 2nd Counselor. Family History Cen ter (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meetings, 9:00-10:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 10:20-11:00 a.m.; Priesthood/Relief Society, 11:10: to 12:00 noon; Primary for children, 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon; Youth Activities: Wednesdays 7:00-8:20 p.m. Scouts; First and third Wednesdays 7:008:20 p.m.; Activity Days 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Lake Placid Branch, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 399-9066 Mark Swift, Branch President, Allen Short, 1st counselor, Dan Ressler 2nd counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Ser vices: Sacrament Meeting 1:00 -2:10 p.m.; Gospel Doctrine 2:20-3:00 p.m.; Priesthood/ Relief Society Meetings, 3:10-4:00 p.m.; Pri mary for children, 2:15-4:00 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays 7:00-8:20 p.m. Scouts; rst and third Wednesdays 7:00-8:20 p.m.; Activity Days 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. 7-8:20 p.m.THE SALVATION ARMYThe Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more in formation, visit the Web site www.salvationar or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODISTFirst United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., 105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor David Juliano. Traditional Worship Ser vice at 8:10 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sun days The 11 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available for the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 4533759, Richard Stackhouse, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Plac id, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sun day worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sun day morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congrega tion that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at www. or call the church ofce at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all servic es. Phone 382-1736. Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church ofce phone: 655-0040.UNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTEmmanuel United Church of Christ, Je sus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; P LACES T O WO RSHIP A new friend and I sat together over refreshments at a local restaurant. When we rst met, I sensed a kinship in her open and smiling face. We connected again while visiting and relaxing getting to know one another. By the time our visit came to an end, we knew we were kindred spirits. Sometimes that is not easy to dene. But, in this case, I believe each of us sensed the ability in the other to really hear what was being said; not just the words, but the heart behind the words. And we shared the love of the Lord and our desire to please Him in everything. As we visited, understanding of each other caused us to laugh and realize our shared thoughts and feelings were safe in our newfound friendship. But listening isnt always easy. Often we try to come up with an answer while the other person is still talking longing to spill our thoughts without relying on Gods Spirit to help us discern. First we need to set aside the thoughts coming into our own heads. Then when we open our mouths it will not be rashly, but with that gentle wisdom God speaks about in James 3:17, NKJV where it says, But the wisdom that is from above is rst pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. It also takes time a real challenge in todays driven, facepaced society to really discover the heart in a persons words. Time is a gift from God. When we set aside time to visit and care about another person, we give a gift and receive one in return. But, today a quick text or e-mail is seen as communicating. We may be in touch, but are we touching one another in a deeper sense? Recently we attended a conference. There were many speakers that inspired and motivated us. But, one who really inspired me was a 25-year-old young man. Though from this now generation, he spoke with the wisdom of one who has allowed Gods Spirit to indwell him. He sees his life as a vehicle through which he can be an agent of change and reeducate his peers and people of this age. He said that it is important to become very good listeners. Dont just ask questions, ask inspired questions. Have the other person consider how their decisions can bless their family and others. So lend a listening ear that leads to inspired discovery. Selah. Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent.Always lend a listening ear Jan MeropPAUSE & CONSIDER NASHVILLE, Tenn. Overall acceptance of gays and lesbians in U.S. religious congregations rose signicantly between 2006 and 2012, but it declined in Catholic congregations, according to new data released Thursday. Duke Universitys National Congregations Study is derived from interviews with representatives usually clergy of 1,331 U.S. churches, mosques, temples, synagogues and other houses of worship. Overall, the study found acceptance of gay and lesbian members in American congregations increased from 37 percent to 48 percent over the six-year period. Acceptance of gays and lesbians as volunteer leaders increased from 18 percent to 26 percent. Growth was especially strong among black Protestant churches, white liberal Protestant churches and non-Chris tian congregations. Carl Greene has lived through those changes as the openly gay leader of St. Marks Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. St. Marks is part of the United Methodist Church, whose ofcial position is that homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching. Because he is gay, Greene is not allowed to be ordained, although he is a certied lay minister and leads his church with the blessing of local Methodist authorities. When he took over the church in 2012, it had declined to about 20 members and was on the verge of closing. Today, it has about 150 members, both gay and straight. Greene said many people come to the church because of that diversity. I always hear, We want our children to see the way the kingdom of God should look like, he said. The study also found that acceptance of gay and lesbian members in white conservative Protestant churches increased from 16 percent to 24 percent during the period covered by the survey. Their acceptance of gay and lesbian volunteers was unchanged at 4 percent, however. Russell Moore is president of the Southern Baptist Conventions public policy arm, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. While Southern Baptist Churches are independent, they subscribe to a statement of faith that says homosexuality is immoral. Because of this, Moore said, gays and lesbians who are not celibate should be welcome to worship in Southern Baptist churches but not admitted as members. If a pastor came to him for advice on the matter, Moore said he would counsel, Be loving and kind, but also be truthful. Perhaps surprisingly, given the support for gays and lesbians among Catholics in general, representatives of the Catholic church es surveyed expressed less acceptance of gay and lesbian members in 2012 than in 2006. Interview subjects were asked specically whether openly gay or lesbian couples in committed relationships would be permitted to be fulledged members of the congregation. In 2006, 74 percent of those surveyed said yes. That number decreased to 53 percent in 2012. While the decrease is large, the rate of acceptance, 48 percent, still remains higher than that for all congregations surveyed. Asked whether the same couples would be permitted to hold any volunteer leadership position that was open to other members, 39 percent of Catholic respondents said yes in 2006 but only 26 percent said the same in 2012. 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B12 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, September 14, 2014 TODAYPartly sunny with a thunderstorm91 / 73Winds: ESE at 4-8 mphAn afternoon thunderstorm92 / 73Winds: E at 4-8 mphMONDAYA couple of afternoon thunderstorms91 / 73Winds: E at 3-6 mphTUESDAYClouds and sun, a t-storm or two90 / 73Winds: S at 3-6 mphWEDNESDAYClouds and sun, a t-storm; humid90 / 72Winds: S at 3-6 mphTHURSDAY High ............................................ 12:46 a.m. Low ............................................... 7:12 a.m. High .............................................. 1:25 p.m. Low ............................................... 7:43 p.m. High .............................................. 5:24 a.m. Low ............................................... 1:11 p.m. High .............................................. 8:10 p.m. Low ............................................. 11:52 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 14.51 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Tuesday ......................................... 91 Low Tuesday .......................................... 69 High Wednesday .................................... 92 Low Wednesday ..................................... 67 High Thursday ....................................... 92 Low Thursday ........................................ 72Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayMakes it feel like .................................. 101BarometerTuesday ............................................... 29.91 Thursday ............................................. 29.84PrecipitationTuesday ............................................... 0.14 Thursday ............................................. 0.06 Month to date ..................................... 3.80 Year to date ....................................... 38.69Sunrise 7:11 a.m. 7:12 a.m. Sunset 7:32 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Moonrise 11:56 p.m. none Moonset 12:44 p.m. 1:37 p.m.Albuquerque 82/60/t 86/60/t 83/62/pc Atlanta 79/68/t 78/69/t 80/66/c Baltimore 72/53/pc 77/62/pc 76/54/pc Birmingham 86/69/pc 87/69/t 84/65/pc Boston 68/52/s 69/57/pc 67/55/r Charlotte 70/63/sh 79/66/t 79/61/pc Cheyenne 70/43/s 65/46/s 79/47/s Chicago 64/50/s 64/47/sh 66/47/s Cleveland 65/47/s 69/53/pc 66/47/pc Columbus 72/50/s 75/54/pc 70/49/s Dallas 83/70/pc 86/69/t 85/68/t Denver 81/49/pc 66/51/s 81/51/s Detroit 65/48/pc 65/48/c 67/47/pc Harrisburg 69/49/s 73/58/s 71/50/pc Honolulu 89/75/s 91/76/pc 90/75/s Houston 89/70/pc 92/73/t 88/72/t Indianapolis 67/48/s 68/47/pc 67/45/s Jackson, MS 86/67/pc 87/68/t 85/66/c Kansas City 71/58/pc 66/48/t 70/50/pc Lexington 72/52/s 77/56/s 73/51/s Little Rock 76/60/s 81/64/t 80/61/t Los Angeles 97/74/s 98/74/s 96/74/s Louisville 72/52/s 76/55/s 73/51/s Memphis 78/60/s 84/63/pc 80/60/pc Milwaukee 63/52/pc 62/48/sh 66/50/s Minneapolis 65/46/pc 62/42/s 67/48/s Nashville 77/57/pc 82/60/pc 78/56/pc New Orleans 88/77/t 88/75/t 86/73/t New York City 72/57/s 75/63/pc 72/57/r Norfolk 71/65/sh 75/69/c 78/67/sh Oklahoma City 80/66/pc 86/62/t 79/60/t Philadelphia 73/55/s 77/63/pc 74/56/pc Phoenix 102/83/pc 105/84/pc 104/83/t Pittsburgh 67/44/s 72/52/pc 68/46/pc Portland, ME 65/44/pc 66/51/pc 66/47/r Portland, OR 91/58/s 94/59/s 84/60/s Raleigh 71/62/sh 79/67/t 79/60/pc Rochester 62/44/pc 69/51/s 66/47/sh St. Louis 70/54/s 71/54/t 72/51/s San Francisco 77/59/pc 73/60/pc 74/60/s Seattle 83/55/s 87/59/s 79/59/s Wash., DC 74/61/pc 77/67/s 78/59/s Cape Coral 89/73/t 91/73/t 91/73/t Clearwater 90/77/t 90/76/t 89/76/t Coral Springs 89/77/t 90/76/pc 90/76/t Daytona Beach 89/73/t 89/73/pc 89/72/t Ft. Laud. Bch 88/79/t 90/79/pc 90/78/pc Fort Myers 89/73/t 91/73/t 90/73/t Gainesville 89/71/t 88/71/t 86/70/t Hollywood 88/76/t 91/76/pc 91/75/t Homestead AFB 87/77/t 88/76/pc 89/74/pc Jacksonville 88/71/t 87/70/t 87/70/t Key West 89/82/t 89/81/pc 89/81/pc Miami 88/78/t 89/77/pc 89/76/t Okeechobee 88/73/t 89/72/t 89/72/t Orlando 90/73/t 89/73/t 90/73/t Pembroke Pines 88/76/t 90/76/pc 91/75/t St. Augustine 87/74/t 87/74/t 87/73/t St. Petersburg 89/75/t 88/76/t 88/75/t Sarasota 90/74/t 90/75/t 90/74/t Tallahassee 91/72/t 90/73/t 87/71/t Tampa 89/75/t 90/76/t 89/75/t W. Palm Bch 87/76/t 89/76/pc 89/76/t Winter Haven 89/73/t 90/73/t 89/73/t Acapulco 88/78/t 89/77/t 87/76/t Athens 84/68/s 82/67/t 80/65/t Beirut 85/77/s 86/78/s 85/77/s Berlin 70/59/t 75/57/t 74/55/pc Bermuda 82/73/s 83/77/s 82/74/s Calgary 62/39/s 69/43/s 70/45/s Dublin 62/52/pc 61/51/pc 63/52/pc Edmonton 65/36/s 73/37/c 74/41/s Freeport 85/76/t 87/76/pc 87/76/pc Geneva 72/54/pc 75/54/pc 77/54/pc Havana 91/73/t 91/73/pc 89/72/pc Hong Kong 92/83/t 95/81/t 88/81/t Jerusalem 78/62/s 78/62/s 79/62/s Johannesburg 85/57/s 84/58/s 85/57/s Kiev 76/50/s 67/46/pc 67/45/s London 69/56/pc 70/55/c 72/57/pc Montreal 59/42/pc 64/50/pc 65/45/pc Moscow 56/42/c 60/44/s 58/37/s Nice 75/65/pc 75/65/pc 76/67/pc Ottawa 58/43/pc 63/48/pc 65/42/pc Quebec 59/41/pc 60/46/pc 62/42/r Rio de Janeiro 84/69/s 86/71/s 79/70/t Seoul 80/63/pc 79/61/c 79/60/c Singapore 87/77/t 87/78/pc 88/78/t Sydney 74/54/s 69/54/pc 72/51/t Toronto 61/46/pc 67/48/c 66/46/pc Vancouver 73/55/s 75/58/pc 71/56/s Vienna 65/57/t 69/55/t 69/54/pc Warsaw 75/55/pc 71/50/pc 68/48/s Winnipeg 57/38/pc 63/43/s 65/39/pc Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Rather quiet weather is expected for the most part across the country today. High pressure will allow for dry weather with abundant sunshine across the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Low pressure and an associated frontal boundary will help spark showers and thunderstorms across parts of the Southeast and into Deep South Texas. A cold front will sweep through the northern Plains and bring another batch of cool air to the North Central states. The Plains and Western states will be dry. National Forecast for September 14 Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Clouds and sun today with a shower or thunderstorm. A shower or thunderstorm around during the evening; otherwise, mainly clear tonight. Clouds and sun tomorrow and Tuesday with a thunderstorm in the afternoon. On Sept. 14, 1984, lightning struck during a soccer game in Chester County, Pa., killing one player and injuring 26 other people on the eld. A shower or thunderstorm today. Winds east-southeast 4-8 mph. Expect 4-8 hours of sunshine with a 55% chance of precipitation and average relative humidity 70%. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. LastNewFirstFull Sept 15Sept 24Oct 1Oct 8 Today MondayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 88/71 89/71 89/71 89/73 90/73 89/73 89/75 90/77 89/75 90/74 89/73 89/74 88/73 87/76 88/79 88/78 91/72 89/75 86/74 91/73 91/73 90/74 91/72 91/72 90/73 89/82TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidRelative humidity .................................. 57% Expected air temperature ....................... 91 Wednesday ......................................... 29.92 Wednesday ......................................... 0.16 Five-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake LevelsShown 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. PetersburgThe higher the 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 3082514 rfntbrf tb b b b Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. 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