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NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192775 Rollover crash on State Road 70 kills Okeechobee Co. man Use grapes to create a colorful feast this holiday seasonB1 VOL. 95 NO. 109 Cloudy, rainy and not as hot today High 84 Low 70 Details on B10Classi eds ................... B7 Dear Abby ..................... B2 Obituaries .................. A4 Lottery Numbers .......... A2 Movie Review ............... B2 Puzzles ........................ B2 Religion ....................... B3 Sports on TV ............... A8 Viewpoints ................... A5 Season opening races set for Saturday night at Avon Park MowerPlex LAWNMOWER RACERS LAWNMOWER RACERS LAWNMOWER RACERS READY TO REV EM UP READY TO REV EM UP READY TO REV EM UP Season opening races set for Saturday A3 www.newssun.com Friday-Saturday, September 19-20, 2014Panthers power to win over WarnerA7 An Edition of the Sun facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Most people think a service dog is expensive, but Martin Desselle of Lake Placid says you might already have one. He teaches people how to train their personal dogs to help them, especially for such things as posttraumatic stress disorder. Through one of his ventures, P.T.S.D. 4 Vets, he will host a service dog training session on Oct. 11 at Delaney Heights Community Center in Avon Park. He charges $150 for average citizens and $80$100 for veterans. Its cheaper than spending $20,000$30,000 for a professionally trained service dog, Desselle said. His 60-hour training course starts with selecting a dog, or rather, letting the dog select you. Dogs have to recognize their masters from the start, he said. Then the dog must recognize the owners scent, he said. Desselles mentor, Mike Halley of Tampa, has trained dogs since 2002 and tells clients to take their dogs into the shower with them. Dogs will sniff you, Halley said. Theyll get (your) smell. After that, your dog will bond with you and obey your commands, Halley said. They recognize when your body scent changes, Desselle said. Desselle said dogs, with their keen sense of smell, recognize when body scent changes, pick up on the your stress and then distract you from it. These dogs are trained to detect when a veteran gets upset, said Denise Williams, veterans service of cer for Highlands County. The veteran may not BY BILL ROGERS NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT SEBRING DeBartolo Development LLC announced Thursday the company had sold The Shops at Shelby Crossing in Sebring to American Realty Capital, Retail Centers of America for $30.2 million. DeBartolo acquired the 236,107-square-foot retail center, located at the southeast corner of U.S. 27 and Thunderbird Road, in 2013. Built in 2006, the The Shops at Shelby Crossing features a diverse mix of national retailers, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Books-A-Million, Golds Gym, Marshalls, Michaels, Petco, Ross Dress for Less, Starbucks and Panera. According to a press release, Ulta Cosmetics will open a 13,424-square-foot store in February 2015, replacing Dress Barn and the adjacent vacancy. BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING Sheriffs deputies got approval Tuesday to accept a grant for bulletproof vests, but affordable health insurance may prove harder to secure. Highlands County commissioners voted to let the Sheriffs Ofce keep $400,000 of its $500,000 year-end surplus to start a self-insured insurance plan. The item was on Tuesdays county commission consent agenda, but commissioners pulled it for discussion. Rob Reed, Sheriffs Of ce business administrator, said the Sheriffs Of ce has seen double-digit increases in health insurance costs to agency members. A deputy with a family plan now pays $10,404 per year $867 per month or one-half his or her $30,000-$32,000 salary. Another 10 percent increase is expected when the plan renews on Jan. 1, he said. Thats not affordable, Reed said. Employees are seeking employment elsewhere or dropping insurance. BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING Highlands Countys 100 black bears may not make up much of the states estimated 2,5003,000 population, but local encounters with humans have more than doubled in the last two years. Mike Orlando, bear management coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, told Highlands County commissioners Tuesday there were 34 local encounters in 2012, 78 in 2013 and 74 this year so far. He has asked the county to help publicize a meeting to brainstorm solutions at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences of ce, 4509 George Blvd. in Sebring. He also said if any good ideas come out of that meeting, the FWC has State to offer tips on dealing with bearsLocal encounters have more than doubled in the past two years Phil Attinger/News-SunMike Orlando, bear management coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, explains to Highlands County commissioners that the BearSaver modi ed polycarbonate rolling trash can behind him has a bear-proof locking lid that would deter the animals from getting in.HCSO: Deputies insurance too costly To build up reserved for self-insured plan SEE HCSO | A6SEE BEARS | A6A2HCSO to get new vests through grantINSIDE, A2 Local man shows veterans su ering from PTSD how to train their dogs Katara Simmons/News-SunMarvin Desselle of Lake Placid has been working with his service dog Petee for about a year and has trained him to help with anxiety issues, a sleep disorder and more. PETSVETS FOR SEE PETS | A4Shops at Shelby Crossing sold for $30.2M Phil Attinger/News-SunDeBartolo Development LLC has sold The Shops at Shelby Crossing to American Realty Capital, Retail Centers of America for $30.2 million.SEE SOLD | A6 1+1Win!M&P
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George Clayton was pr onounced dead at the scene at 1:01 / p .m. by Highlands County EMS. There is no word yet alcohol involve ment. A b ystander said although he did not see the accident itself he knew ther e was a fatality. I rolled up on the scene just as they w ere covering him up, the visibly shaken witness said. I knew right away this was going to be bad. Rollover crash on State Road 70 kills driver Kim Leatherman/News-JournalHighlands County Sheris deputies and Florida Highway Patrol troopers confer at the site of a fatal single-vehicle wreck Tuesday on State Road 70, just west of the Kissimmee River. 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G rimsley represents citizens in Okeechobee and parts of Highlands, Martin, Osceola, Polk, and St. Lucie counties in Senate District 21. Each year, the Flori da Sheriffs Association r ecogniz es state legislators who have made signicant contr ibutions to cr iminal justice and public safety thr ough their leader ship G r imsley sponsored legislation that enhanced local control o v er sexually violent predators. Local law enforcement can now consult with the team that reviews these predators for civil com mitment and state attorneys can refer sexually violent offenders who ar e sentenced to the county jail for civil commitment. Additionally, as the Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on H ealth and H uman Services, Grimsley was a leader in ensuring an equitable funding for mula was implemented for sheriffs ofces that pr o vide child protection investigations. I n law enforcement, we see men and women stand in the gap between good and evil ev er y day, said Judd. These men and women are silent champions working daily to keep their communities safe. And it is leaders like S enator Grimsley who are our champions working each day to support law enforcement and focus on key issues we need to do our jobs to the best of our ability. Senator Grimsley has proven to be a law enforcement advocate who is willing to tack le tough issues and has demonstr ated an unconditional commit ment to Floridas sher iffs and to the safety of F lor idas citizens, Benton said. I appr eciate this rec ognition, Grimsley said. Our Florida sher iffs and their deputies ar e not only making us safe every day, they are making us proud. Professional law ofcers ar e the rst line of defense for our families and communities I m proud to work in partnership with them in T allahassee . The Florida Sheriffs Association is honored to recognize these legislators for their tireless wor k to suppor t Floridas sheriffs and all law enfor cement acr oss the state, said St. Johns County Sheriff and FSA President David Shoar. FSA applauds our partners in the Capi tol for their continued suppor t in pr otecting all Floridians. For more information on the legislative pr ior ities of the Flor ida Sheriffs Association, visit http://www. sher iffs .org/legislative.Benton, Judd present honor to Sen. Grimsley Courtesy photoHighlands County Sheri Susan Benton (left) and Polk County Sheri Grady Judd present State Senator Denise Grimsley with the 2014 Florida Sheris Association Legislative Champion Award. BY PHIL ATTINGER SSTAFF WWRITER SEBRING Sher iffs deputies got approval Tuesday to accept a gr ant to r eplace a large number of their bulletpr oof vests. Highlands County commissioners voted in favor of taking $24,318 out of this y ears budget to get a 50 percent matching grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. It would provide 112 v ests at a cost of $453.60 each. Chief Deputy Mark Schrader told commissioners the Highlands County Sheriffs Office listed 143 deputies on the application, half of whom received their current v ests at the time time Vests only last five years, Schrader said, and need to be replaced after that. C ommissioner Don Elwell asked if the county could save money by getting a third of the needed vests at the three-year mark, and not have to ask for as many vests at once in the future. Rob Reed, Sheriffs Office business ad ministrator, said the last r equests for v ests was in 2010, so the vests are needed now. As for getting vests early, federal grant reviewers would be less likely to approve grants for vests that are still viable. The grant people know when they ex pire, Reed said. The most r ecent case of H ighlands County deputies coming under fire was M ar ch 9, 2014, when Floyd Gene Hodge, 31, fired at neighbors homes from 215 Plantation Drive in Sebring with an AK-47 assault ri fle, then fired on deputies when they ar rived. N o deputies w ere injured and one was able to shoot and kill Hodge. Before that, local deputies came un der fire as members of a U.S. M arshals Task Force on Nov. 20, 2013, when they tried to serve a drugtrafficking arrest war rant at 2426 Cleveland Drive in Sebring. A U.S. M arshal and a St. Lucie County deputy received non-life thr eatening injur ies, but no one else was shot.Sheriffs Office getting vests through grantSenator Grimsley has proven to be a law enforcement advocate who is willing to tackle tough issues and has demonstrated an unconditional commitment to Floridas sheriffs and to the safety of Floridas citizens.Susan Benton Highlands County Sheriff 1 :.. q.1I A. oP + X
www.newssun.comFriday, September 19, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A3 NOTICETOWNOFLAKEPLACID LOCALBUSINESSTAXESARENOWDUE.THEPRICEIS$35.00UNTILSEPTEMBER30th. 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The karts will be running some exhibition laps to see how they like our facility said North American Society of Grass Racers and Sod Slingers (NASGRASS) President Wes Pybur n. The idea came fr om the Naples area, where another mower racing group, GRASSCAR, offered the karters the use of their tr ack when the local kart course was shut down. We get our insur ance from the National Karting Association anyway so it was an easy add-on for us, Pyburn said. Although no ofcial prediction for a participant count was offered, Pyburn noted that there were a number of drivers from last year who had built new mowers and were preparing to move up a class. Well have all six of our regular classes and may bring back the old CP division depend ing upon who all shows up he said. In addition to the ontrack action, Pyburn said they would be introducing a new food v endor for the season: The Art of Barbecue, a Lakeland-based competition barbecue team that also does cater ing. They plan to offer regular sandwiches and such, but also specialty items like boiled peanuts and tacos Pyburn said. One new feature fans will see at the opener is a radar readout that will allow fans to check the speeds of the mowers. Marketed under the name S peedT rac, it has a SpeedScreen monitor that displays miles per hour for the mowers as they race by. Currently the plan is to point it down the backstretch. Some of those guys can real ly make some speed ther e , Pyburn said. Another new addition will be a pair of smaller gr andstands including one that will go up in the pit area. Pyburn said one of the goals had been to provide additional seating ther e for par ticipants and their families who wanted to remain close to their equipment. Because of increased costs, organizers at the MowerPlex this year have taken a step they have been trying to avoid. For the rst time since it opened, the en try fee will go from $5 to $7. W e have some capital improvements to make like fencing, lighting, tr ack repairs, increased insurance costs. All that stuff costs money. Believe me, we didnt want to do it, he said. Pyburn said that they hoped to be able to off set some of the expens es by additional sponsorships. W e have plenty of space for signs or banners and, of course, naming r ights for ever ything from the classes to r aces to featur es at the track are av ailable , he said. Over the off-season, many of the NASGRASS competitors w ent to a national competition in Ohio. The sunshine state narrowly missed taking home the coveted G olden Blade trophy, nishing a close second. The U nities States Lawn Mower Racing Association president and vice president actually were still checking the totals during the banquet just to make sur e. I think we missed rst place by like 20 points, Pyburn said. Pyburn and NAS GRASS regular Sean K ennedy also w ere awarded a Spirit & Spark award at the USLMRA National awards banquet for their effor ts in F lorida.Lawnmower racers to open 2014 season Saturday night Courtesy photoThe fall season opens Saturday night at the Avon Park MowerPlex. Adding gokarts to the mix, too BY LARR YY GRIFFINStaff WriterSEBRING One person has been ar rested in connection with an attempted theft of items totaling over $1,500 at Walmart last weekend. The incident began when Sebring police ofcers w er e called to Walmart Sunday morning, where emplo y ees informed them about an attempted theft the previous night at 11 / p.m. They recounted the events from the beginning and ofcers saw secur ity videotapes of the incident two people a man and a woman, entered the store from the far southeast end of the parking lot. The man was reported to have dark hair and light fa cial hair and the woman was reported to hav e medium length brown hair and widelegged shorts that looked like a skirt, according to an arrest r epor t. They selected a large pink tote bag that almost lled the entire car t and spent nearly an hour lling the bag with various items. Near midnight, the woman left the store. Shortly after, the man wheeled the cart past all points of sale, according to the arrest report, and exited the store without paying for any of the numer ous items in the tote bag. M eanwhile the woman was shown on tape to be driving up in a 2004 Ford Freestar, colored a twotoned r ed, accor ding to the arrest report. While attempting to grab the tote and items from the cart and get into the vehi cle, the man ran into the closed door of the v ehicle and fell, dropping the tote. He was r epor tedly unable to get the door open. As Walmart employ ees exited the store and attempted to chase the man, he r an to the back of the vehicle, jumped onto the bumper and held onto the luggage r ack atop the vehicle as it drove away. He did not manage to steal the items in the tote Ofcers inv estigated and located a woman in town who owned a 2004 Ford Freestar with similar colors to what employees at Walmart described. Her son Donald Black, once they found his picture, appeared to match the descrip tion of the man who attempted to r ob Walmart. Ofcers interviewed Black, who denied trying to steal from Walmart and who stated he didnt know who the woman was in the security tapes. However, a tattoo on Blacks arm matched up with a tattoo on the arm of the man in the security tape. Black was arrested Tuesday and charged with trespassing from a trespass warning from Walmart issued in 2012, grand theft less than $5,000 and improper use of a cell phone for allegedly communicating with the woman via cell phone to coordinate the failed theft. The woman who was also caught on tape working with Black has not yet been identied and police are still investigating the case.One arrested in attempted theft from Walmart I F PIT, A;;Fimaker1iiY wCiUlYYY 1Village Fountain Plaza237 US 27 N. Sebring firstname.lastname@example.org 1863.314.9790i homeestimates 1t.cr Fri 9a-5p 1Sat by apps 1
A4 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, SS eptember 19, 2014 www.newssun.com GraveSideService 3077442 rf rntrbf t b bfr rrfrtrrttrtftr r f r f rfn tbf b rfnntbbbb 3085191 DANIEL AA NTOSIADaniel A. Antosia, 93, of Sebring, passed away on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. He was born on April 29, 1921, in Provi dence, R.I., and later lived in Johnston, R.I., where he spent 27 years as a successful salesman for Sears. In 1980, he retired with wife Lucy to South Florida. He proudly served his county during World War II as a sergeant in the Army/Air Force attached to a B-17 bomber group in England. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Lucy, of Sebring; daughter, Carole Nordhausen of Bushkill, Pa.; and son, John Antosia of Avon Park; three grand children and six greatgrandchildren. A memorial mass at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park as well as a Military Ser vice at Bay Pines Na tional Cem etery in St. Petersburg will be held at a later date to be provided to family and friends. Arrangements entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home of Sebring, 863-385-0125, www .ste phensonnelsonfh.com ANTOSI aA MICHAEL SS OO NN EI LLMichael S. ONeill was born Oct. 5, 1968. He went to be with the Lord Sept. 2, 2014. He is survived by Tina Trento. Daughters Tam my, Megan, and Madi son ONeill (Alexandra and Chris T rento) Par ents Bette (Stephen) Lu cas and William A. ONeill Sr Brother William D. ONeill and half sister Su san ONeill. Tina and Troy Lucas. He loved sports, cooking and spending time with his girls. He had times that were not good. Things were get ting better but not soon enough. God watched over you and knew when it was time. You grew up in the bap tist faith and believed in God. The viewing was Sept. 7, 2014 at Joseph A. Scar ano Funeral Home with cremation following. OO NN EILL OBITUARIES Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN BY BARR YY FOSTER NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T SEBRING The latest LED-lighted sign in the City on the Cir cle soon will go up at the First United Methodist Church of Sebring. City council members Tuesday night voted to go ahead and allo w the pr oposed digital sign, even though the new ordinance which would allo w it will not go into effect for several months yet. Were in the process of doing it any way, said councilman Lenard Carlisle as he seconded a motion b y councilman Buddy Whitlock to approve the sign as pr esented. F ormer May or George Hensley, a member of the chur ch, had told the council that although the chur ch was not under any kind of deadline, they had a new pastor who is anxious to get things done. The one-sided sign is slated to go in at the intersection of Pine and East Center streets and would replace a sign already at that lo cation. Although it is in a r esidential district, Hensley pointed out that due to its placement, the sign would not impact any homes As designed, the display has a light sensor that automatically dims the light as it gets dar ker outside or on cloudy days, Hensley told the council. It can have motion or not, he said. We think it will be an enhance ment to our church. The issue of signs in the city especially electronic signs, has been an issue since 2011 when the S ebring Firemen Inc. asked to put the rst such message board up at the H ighlands C ounty Fairgrounds to adver tise events both there and at the conv ention center. At that time, members of the planning and z oning staff issued concer ns about signs that ash, mo v e, rotate, blink or ick er, saying they could be a distr action to motor ists on the Sebring P ar kway, where the sign was to be aimed. Part of the problem also revolved around the fairgrounds Public Use zoning classi cation. H ensley at one time served as a member of a former Sebring city council committee charged with looking into setting rules and r egulations for both on-site and offsite signs in the city. That committee met for nearly two years in developing what at the time was a compre hensive policy on the issue .Sebring church to get name in lights with new sign realize it, but the dog senses it. I have seen rst-hand where it does work. Once, when a veter an was in a setting with sev er al people and got tense, the dog reacted before the veteran pulling on the leash to get the veteran out of the situation, Williams said. Halley and Desselle, both Vietnam veterans, have post-traumat ic stress disorder. Desselle also has traumatic br ain injur y that affects his sense of smell. Halleys dog, Porsche, a 2-year-old doberman pinscher, just came up to him one day. Whatever I asked her to do, she did it, like I was talking to her, Halley said. Desselle bonded with his dog, Petee a miniature pinscher or min pin last Sep tember. Petee lived with 11 men who used him as a bait dog in dog ghts. To this day, he doesnt like men, but trusts Desselle. Desselle said the se cret to training Petee is to tr eat him like a dog. Petee eats after Desselle, his bowls are on the oor and D esselle trains Petee to wait for him. Its not a pet or a family member. This dog is working, Des selle said. When (the dog) understands its place it will do any thing for you. D esselle does not give treats except for an emergency come command. Halley said he feeds Porsche at 5 / a.m. each day, so she serves as an alarm clock. He uses working-breed dogs such as pinchers, shep herds, wolfhounds or poodles but not pit bulls, which he said are bred to ght. He also limits dogs to 70-80 pounds, since the Americans with Disabilities Act states service dogs must sit under restaurant ta bles. D esselle said he wants to help all veterans in Highlands C ounty Williams said that ofcial number is 12,000, based on visits to her ofce, but the estimate is 18,00020,000, slightly mor e than one-fth of the county population. Most veterans deal with PTSD, she said, whether from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) or Operation Iraqi Freedom. D esselle said the Veterans Affairs clinic often writes letters for v eter ans who need a dog for PTSD, but he said no vendor should refuse a veterans ser vice dog, or ask for a v er ication card, because that violates federal law. W illiams said she hasnt seen any local government agencies ask for dog certication, but she advises clients to keep v er ication with them, especially for federal checkpoints. F or mor e details or to sign up for training, call Desselle at 863214-0601 or email PTSD4Vets@gmail.com. PETS FROM PAGE A A 1 BY LARR YY GRIFFIN SSTAFF W WRITER AVON PARK When deputies from the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce sear ched the home of 52-year-old St. Aubin Wynter following a bur glar y complaint, they reported to have found evidence of cannabis in his house that he allegedly was planning to sell in an area with a church nearby. The incident start ed Wednesday at approximately 8:51 / a.m., when deputies responded to the call about a bur glar y in Avon Park. After nd ing evidence of cannabis, they called for backup and continued to search the residence. Wynter stated to deputies that no one else lived at his residence except his daughter who came to visit on weekends. Deputies report to have found cannabis stored in sever al places in the house. They found sev er al bins containing small amount of cannabis in two differ ent bedrooms in the house I n the kitchen, they found cannabis in multiple sandwich bags and containers. While searching under a futon in the house, deputies found even more cannabis located in a white shopping bag. The total amount of cannabis found was 334.6 grams according to an arrest report. A brief survey of the area found that Wyn ters residence was located only 495 feet fr om C rossroads Community Church, deputies reported. W ynter denied that he intended to sell any cannabis. He was arrested on a misdemeanor drug equipment posses sion charge and felony char ges of possession of marijuana with intention to sell. at 863-385-6155, Ext. Burglary call leads to marijuana arrest in APHCSO: Man had over 300 grams of cannabis in home The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Katara Simmons/News-SunPetee is a rescue dog that came from an abusive background. 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www.newssun.comFriday, September 19, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A5 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher email@example.com Scott Dressel Editor firstname.lastname@example.org VIEWPOINTS ANOTHER VI eE W When Darren Rainey, a mentally ill inmate at Dade Correctional Institution, died after being forced to shower in scalding hot water as punishment, the media launched an investigation that sparked outrage. While it can be difcult sometimes for the general public to feel sympathy for prisoners, this particular instance was especially galling. Even more outrageous was that the investiga tion uncovered a poor job of record keeping by the D epartment of Corrections and shined a spotlight on its lack of transparency. While Raineys death was the most troubling, there have been other instances of unresolved deaths behind bars and other reports of guards abusing prisoners, sexual favors and contra band smuggling that painted the DOC with a black ey e Just this year, 213 inmates, out of more than 100,000, have died in prison. The great major ity were from natural causes or illness. Others, ho w ever, were victims of murder, and some are still unexplained. Keeping peace in a prison is no easy task. Most prisoners are prone to violence al though that is not always the case. B ut for guar ds who have to deal with inmates some of them lifers with nothing to lose there is often a thin line between keeping order and abusing their power. Crews told the News Service of Florida, his plan to clean up corruption and abuse in the states prison system. To show hes trying, Crews announced this week that the DOC has launched a database that is open to public scrutiny. The informa tion will include statistics on deaths that have happened behind bars br oken down by gen der and cause. The site also lists 87 ongoing in vestigations by the Florida Department of Law E nfor cement. Crews spent his career in the FDLE before be ing promoted to secretary of DOC by Gov. Rick Scott two years ago One of his rst actions was to re the warden at the prison where Rainey died. He didnt stop there. He also cleaned house at other institu tions where inmates died under mysterious circumstances He has put in place a new system to pun ish correction workers who cross the line whether that be outr ight abuse or mer ely frat ernizing with inmates. C r ews has a challenge as res of criticism continue to break out. Four DOC investigators are suing the agency, claiming they are being punished for talking about an inmates death in 2013. On top of that, the FBI is looking into the death of Shawn Gooden at Suwannee Correc tional Institution in April. A riot at that facility injur ed v e guards in October. And, just to pile on, Disability Rights Flori da, sued Crews and Wexford Health Systems, a priv ate company that provides health services to prisoners. The group claims prisoners have been tortured and abused for years in Florida prisons. The database and the promise to clean up state prisons including a personal tour of each are good steps for Crews. He has a long way to go, however.An editorial from the Polk County Democrat.Glen Nickerson President email@example.com J oO I nN T heHE CO nverNV ER S atAT I onON Letters to the editor should be 250 words or less. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, con tent, 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:O nN LI neNE At http://www.newssun.com/site/forms/ or email firstname.lastname@example.orgM aA IL/D roRO P O FF2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, Fla., 33870Corrections head making positive moves, finallyWhither the Islamic State? Thats a real double-edged question: where is the group otherwise known as ISIS headed, and can the United States and other civilized nations make it shrivel up and die? The gr oup is and has taken off like a bat out of hell, gobbling up terr itor y and becoming a virtual murder machine. P r esident Barack Obamas speech on his plan to try to eliminate the ISIS threat could not have come soon enough for him and the Democrats. Obamas perceived hesitancy in r esponding to ISISs threat has decimated the Democrats Partys numbers on national security. And ISIS s nearly gleeful beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven S otloff had a huge impact on Americans: a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found Americans paid more attention to those stories than any other over the past ve years. How fearful and/or an gry are Americans? An ABC N ews/W ashington Post poll found 71 percent of Americans want air strikes against ISIS, 65 per cent want expanded str ikes and 74 percent of R epublicans and 60 per cent of Democrats want the strikes. Only 38 percent approved of Obamas performance in for eign policy, an 8 point drop. B eing the guy who got O sama bin Laden doesnt do you much good if y ou re now the guy whose name is becoming linked with the Democratic Partys biggest modern failure as President, Jimmy Carter. But it isnt just the issue of bombing, striking back, and even protecting the American homeland. The bottom line is that ISIS is unlike anything the world has seen since the Nazis. And in terms of their mercilessness and sheer pride in butchering men, women and children, they are even outdoing the Nazis. Yes, the Nazis killed WAY many more. But just give ISIS time and opportunity and perhaps theyd compete. The big difference been the Na zis and ISIS is that Nazis tried to hide (or at least publicly do wnplay) their inhumanity. Even today, Neonazis angrily email those writing about the H olocaust, insisting A dolf Hitler would never do such a thing and that photos of Nazi executions and numbers of Jew killed are doctored. History shows the Nazis didnt want wor d to get out about their nal solution to the Jewish problem, and that Hitler ordered that the murders of J ewish innocents not be r eferred to directly in any documentation. B ut, as some analysts incr easingly note, ISIS members seem to be getting off on their po wer as they talk before their helpless, terried victims in front of a camera. A depress ing look at Google Images and videos under ISIS shows its members proudly being photographed holding bloody heads and emotionless ISIS soldiers mowing down rows and rows of tied-up prisoners. Reports describe how fathers and their preteen sons are executed or young boys are taken out alone and shot. One of the most disturbing videos shows a clad-in-black ISIS executioner standing behind young woman and strangling her with a metal cord as a cr o wd watches. She violated some ISIS rules. There is no mercy, so, yes, you can imagine what would happen if an ISIS team went into U.S. mall or what would happen to a city if the group obtained a nuclear weap on. ISISs enemies are all who don t adopt its specic brand of Islam. But unlike the Na zis, ISIS wants to get images of its mur der and barbar ism out to the world. When Twitter began shutting down ISIS linked accounts ISIS thr eatened Twitter employees in S an F rancisco and Europe with assassination. So what is ISIS? A movement? A real nation state? A gr oup deling the image of law-abiding Muslims who wouldnt dream of chopping someones head off? A group acting out the most Orthodox instructions from Muham mad? A group totally distorting what Muhammad really meant or wanted? The debate over this and more will continue as Obama begins to implement his anti-ISIS policy and seeks to build an effectiv e international coalition. In truth, ISIS is a death-cult that celebrates and tries to glorify brutality. Theyve become the worlds biggest, unapologetic producer and mar keter of real snuff videos. That isn t exactly found in the Koran.Joe Gandelman is a veteran journal ist who wrote for newspapers over seas and in the United States. He has appeared on cable news show politi cal panels and is Editor-in-Chief of The Moderate V oice, an Internet hub for in dependents, centrists and moderates. He can be reached at jgandelman@ themoderatevoice.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer not nec essarily those of the News-Sun staff.Islamic State and the Nazis INDEPENDENTS EYEJoe Gandelman ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. ........................................ ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................SY TRIBUNE C eCa:ac:r.:7.1ifAri.X1 1GLOBALSWARMINGN&A........................................................................
A6 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, SS eptember 19, 2014 www.newssun.com A self-insured plan would provide a $300,000-$600,000 savings in premiums appr o ximately 10-20 percent, Reed said. Based on his research, the Sheriffs Ofce needs a $1.5 million reserve to cover an nual health insurance claims H e said the plan would be to have any or all of the Sheriffs Ofce surplus in coming y ears r oll into the selfinsurance fund until it reaches that goal. Commissioner Ron Handley asked Reed what would happen if the Sheriffs Ofce doesnt have a $500,000 surplus next year or any year to help build that reserve. Reed said he would have to de fer adding to the reserve until the funds ar e ther e, or add what they do get. Commissioner Jim Brooks estimated it could take three years, or more, for the Sher iffs Ofce to build that r eser ve. He supported the self-insurance fund as long as the agency also looks for other options. Tim Mechling, se nior manager of the Ofce of Management and B udget, said losing $400,000 fr om the S her iffs Ofce would affect the bottom line. He didnt know how much. Brooks asked if the Sheriffs Ofce could consider joining the county insurance or other constitutional of cers in their insurance plans R eed said that would be a political hot potato given the way the S her iffs Ofce left those plans years ago. He said getting back onboard the countys plan would be prefer able. W e would enjoy that, Reed said. Handley said the county has reduced its coverage to meet bud get and wondered what br inging in the S her iffs Ofce would do to county r ates When we implemented a wellness component, it sav ed us a bunch of money, Commission Chairman Greg Harris said. HCSO FROM PAGE A A 1$20,000 to share implementation costs with the county H e said bears usually dont come near built up ar eas and avoid conict with small animals, Orlando said. Chihuahuas chase bears up trees more than any other (dog), Orlando said. A wild bear wants nothing to do with people. Bears will eat any thing, though, he said. P r imarily vegetari ans, about 16 percent of their diet is insects and 3 per cent is small animals. Most bear encounters with humans involve food left outside I n spite of one highly-publicized local case Orlando said most people dont leave food out intentionally. Its in their garbage The best way to r educe encounters, Or lando said, is to lock garbage up B usinesses can replace plastic Dumpster lids with metal ones or use D umpsters with sliding met al doors, and padlock them. R esidents he said, can either keep garbage in a closed garage until collection day or build a shed ar ound their garbage cans. Orlando said one person had seen three different bears in his garbage over a span of six nights, but as soon as he put a shed around his garbage, all his bear problems disappeared. Another option is a BearSaver polycar bonate roller can that has a locking lid r etr otted with a cowl ar ound the lip to pr event bears prying it open. Orlando said 60-gallon cans cost $150 each, while 95-gallon cans cost $200-$250. If the county wants the FWC to subsidize the cost of such cans, thats doable, he said. Commission Chair man Greg Harris asked if such cans which hav e to be opened manually would work with automated collection trucks, and Orlando said thats still in the works. While no bears have dam aged such cans, waste management guys hav e crushed them, Orlando said. Commissioner Ron Handley asked if the FWC would consider having another bear hunt. Orlando said it was an option, but problematic. The hunt was discontinued in 1994, but the species was taken off the en dangered/threatened list in 2012. I ts an enormous social issue at this time, Orlando said. People have also asked if the FWC can just catch bears and relocate them, but Or lando said thats not feasible Theres not too many places to release them, Orlando said. They have a 60mile range, so (theyll) come back. Phil Attinger/News-SunMike Orlando, bear management coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, asks for questions from the Highlands County Commission Tuesday after a presentation on living with Floridas black bears. He said 100 range in and around Highlands County, and has scheduled a stakeholders meeting at 6:30 / p .m. Oct. 7 at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences oce at 4509 George Blvd. in Sebring to brainstorm ideas for reducing human-bear interaction. BEAR sS FROM PAGE A A 1 BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING Thursday night, 22 students fr om ar ound Highlands County started as the fth class of S ebr ing High Schools International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. They ar e expected to gr aduate in 2016 after taking 13 college-level courses; working a minimum of 150 hours of community ser vice physical activities and creative activities, and completing an independent research project in their junior and senior y ear Every year, they seem even better prepared and more ambitious to to to more competitiv e colleges , said Jo Anna Cochlin, coordinator of the IB Diploma Programme. Since the rst IB class graduated in 2012, shes seen stu dents go from applying to Florida schools to I vy League schools along the East C oast. Sebrings IB school has had one student each accepted to Wake Forest University, New York University, and Harvard University. The Class of 2014 graduated 100 percent of its IB students, com pared to 60-66 percent for the rst gr aduating classes in 2012 and 2013, C ochlin said. The world-wide pass rate is 80 percent, Cochlin said. This is why its so great that Highlands County has this program here. (Students) compete better with interna tional students. S tudents inducted Thursday ar e: Desiree Andujar, Tikira Bat tle, Mequela Bogle, Logan Carlson, Daniel C ontr eras, Jacob Cooper, Andrea Cordoba, M eghan G rifn, Cassandra Hare, Alexandrea Hornick, Mehak Khan, R onaldo Lope z, Keomi Marasigan, Gary Moore, Amy Platt, Cassandra Rios, Forest Ritenour, Michael Ruiz, M ichelle S ircy, Luke Smith, Kaley Terrell and Amber Theado. Cochlin said an additional seven students will take a variety of individual IB classes and will take exams with the diploma candidates at the end of their senior y ear : Graham Arnold, Eli Bonner, Benjamin Bowman, Daniel Chams, G eor ge Livingston, Kiara Lopez and Spenser M adden.22 students start IB Diploma Programme at Sebring High Katara Simmons/News-SunKaley Terrell (from left), Cassandra Rios, Luke Smith, Mehak Khan, Gary Moore, Michelle Sircy, Forest Ritenour, Mequela Bogle, Logan Carlson, Amy Platt, Jacob Cooper, Cassandra Hare and Ronaldo Lopez are 13 of 22 students that were inducted into Class of 2016 International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Sebring High School. Katara Simmons/News-SunGary Moore and Kaley Terrell work on a group project Thursday in class at Sebring High School. They were both inducted into Sebring High Schools International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Thurday night. Orchid Society meets MondaySEBRING Or chid Society of HIghlands County will hold its monthly meeting on M onday at the Jack R. Stroup Center at 7 p.m. This months speakers will be Segundo and Y olanda Cuesta owners of Quest Or chids in Miami. They star ted hybr idizing or chids in 1984 and in 1992 opened their r etail business. They also hav e a new br eed ing line of standard o w ers with compact plants, which has been v er y successful for them. Segundo will present a program on Growing Cattleyas. The meeting is open to the public and there will be light refresh ments served during the ev ening. There will be a show-and-tell table for all to see the beautiful plants grown by our members and one of those lucky members will take home a r afe plant. Whether y ou are a seasoned orchid grower or just curious about getting started with this wonder ful plant, come to the meeting and y ou just may learn something, and maybe take home a few new plants. Call 863-664-9268.Sherwood Way closed for workSEBRING Highlands County Road and B r idge Department will be closing S her wood Way, from Longbow Drive to Redwood Terrace. The road closure will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Monday, Sept. 22 until Tuesday, Sept. 23 each day for culvert repairs. Detours will be post ed; local trafc only. For fur ther information contact the Highlands County Road and B r idge Department at 863-402-6529.Grants available for art and culture groupsSEBRING The Heartland Cultural Alliance is designated as the Local Ar t Agency (L AA) by the state of F lor ida and authorized to receive and distr ibute funds gener ated by the sales of the Florida State of the Art specialty license plates in Highlands County. The funds ar e distr ibuted as grants to local art and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists. The gr ants r ange from $100 to $500. Requests for Pro posals are now being accepted for this mini-gr ant pr ogram. Information and application forms are av ailable at www HeartlandCulturalAlliance.org by clicking on the G r ants link. Application deadline is S ept. 30, 2014. F or more infor mation contact Fred Leavitt b y email at info@HeartlandCulturalAlliance.org or call 863-402-8238.SAR plans kickoff luncheonSEBRING Sons of the American Revolution Highlands Chapter will host its kickoff meeting for the 20142015 season a luncheon at noon on S atur day, Sept. 20 at Chicanes Restaurant at Inn on the Lake in Sebring in the Brick Room. For more informa tion, contact Woody at 863-465-7345. SNAPs S HOTs S LOCA lL NEWS The center is 89 per cent leased, the release stated. S ebring is a unique market at the geographic center of the state with a r egional draw from a 25to 30mile radius, said Edward Kobel, president and chief oper ating ofcer of D eBartolo Development, in the release. The Shops at S helb y Crossing is the premier retail power center in the trade area, with the nest national retailers. The strength of the market was con rmed by Ulta Cosmetics when they signed a lease in M ar ch of 2014. S oO LD FROM PAGE A A 1 ". y hN tl(i 111111 t' I1 ti r stakeholder group)14 Lk................................................................
www.newssun.comFriday, September 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 SPORTS BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-SUN SPORTS EDITOR It was a rough weekend for Sebring volleyball when they traveled to the Winter Park/Lake Highlands Prep Tournament in Orlando, as they came home with an 0-3 record. But disappointment was not the teams mode after losses to Miami Killian, Orange Park and Father Lopez of Daytona Beach. The weekend was awesome, head coach Venessa Sinness said. The competition was great and I could see it really help the girls come together as a team, and last night it was even better. That even better was Tuesdays four-set win over district rival Lemon Bay. Last years district champion, the Manta Rays gave the Streaks all they could handle in the rst set. But Sebrings new cohesiveness showed as they held on for a 3129 win. Even a gelling team can have a bad set, however, as Lemon Bay then rolled to a second-set, 25-12 win. We were coming off the high of winning that rst set, Sinness said. And we just couldnt put anything together. The Streaks did put it together from that point on as they took the next two sets by identical 25-20 scores to come away with the match win. Sophomore Cadie OHern had a monster of a night, recording team highs of 17 kills and 11 blocks. She was in beast mode, Sinness said. And so was Caylin (Webb). We outplayed them in the middle, and the key was we played to win rather than not to lose. Hannah Gotsch had 10 kills and Webb added nine kills and two blocks. Kylie Bowers set up the offense with 41 assists and Sam Allison anchored the back line with 21 digs on the night. Sebring had the rest of the week to relish the district win and get back into action Monday when they travel to Avon Park.Lady Streaks top Lemon Bay Cadie OHern was in beast mode Tuesday night, according to head coach Venessa Sinness, leading the team with 17 kills and a whopping 11 blocks in the Streaks win at Lemon Bay. BY JAMES TAYLOR NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT AVON PARK The Red Devil boys golf team hosted the Frostproof Bulldogs, Lake Placid Green Dragons and a couple of golfers from Fort Meade on Tuesday afternoon at the River Greens Golf Course. They were able to beat the heavy rain and Lake Placid, but fell short of Frostproof for a second-place nish. In high school golf competitions, each team elds a primary six golfers, though more may be on the links. The top four scores of those six golfers are tabulated to calculate the team score. Frostproof nished in rst with a team score of 163. Rhett Pooley, Wyatt Spier and Cory Franks led the Bulldogs and the event with the best nine-hole score of 40. Teammate A.J. Akouka nished in a close fourth place with a 43. Curt Barnes shot a 44 and Joe Flood nished with a 47 for the Bulldogs. Avon Parks Zach Jones led the Red Devils with a team-best score of 44. Brooks Whidden followed with a 48, who Avon Parks Brooks Whidden; kicker on the football team and goalie for the soccer team, nds that making a putt can be just as demanding. Whidden shot a 48 for the Red Devils on Tuesday.SEE GOLF | A10 FISHIN AROUNDDon NortonI havent been doing much shing in the last few weeks and I just happened to pick up an old issue of BASS MASTER Magazine. Ive been a LifeMember of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society for the last 30 or 40 years, and I have most of the magazines going all the way back to 1967. Browsing through the old issues often reminds me of old shing lures, strategies and tactics that still work today. But in the 1978, March/April issue I came across a really interesting story, written by John Scott that I thought my readers would enjoy. Why Cant You Fish An Honest Tournament, was the headline, followed by Fishermen had been trying to answer that question and others like why doesnt someone do something about the polluters? Ray Scott was a lone Bassmaster, but set out to nd the answers. That was 36 years ago. Today there are over A story every bass fisherman should readSEE BASS | A9 FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-SUN SPORTS EDITOR Week four of the high school football season is upon us, and each of Highlands three squads are prepping up for home games tonight. In Lake Placid, the Dragons are 1-2 and set to host the Titans of Golden Gate. After a narrow loss in its opener against Celebration, Lake Placid cruised past Moore Haven, but were held in check at Cardinal Mooney last week. The Class 5A Titans (2-1) look to be another tough test, as they boast a roster of 67 players and have wins over Miami-Goleman and Barron Collier. They did take one on the chin, however, in a 44-16, secondweek loss to hometown rival Naples. The Titans are predominantly a running team, rushing 45 times for more than 200 yards against Barron Collier, lead by Caleb Dhaiti who scored twice and totaled 97 yards. But they do mix in the pass effectively as Jorquel Condomina was 8-for-13 for 122 yards and two touchdowns last week. Theyre another tough match-up for us, head coach Jason Robinson said. A much bigger school and they are very athletic. Were just going to have to try and hang with them and play tough, he continued. Well grind this one out and hopefully it will help us for when we get into the district schedule.Devils look to cage CougarsThe Red Devils will square off against the Cardinal Mooney Cougars under the lights at Joe Franza Stadium tonight. Though the Cougars will be arriving with a 3-0 record and the heavy favorite against 0-3 Avon Park, their records may not indicate the full story. Cardinal Mooney opponents have a combined record of 1-8 while the Red Devils opponents have gone 7-2. The Cougars have outscored their opponents by an average of 27-7. After being shutout in the rst game, the Red Devil offense has gotten progressively better, scoring 13 and 17 points in the last two weeks, respectively. Avon Park head coach Wade believes they can move the ball against Cardinal Mooney. We have watched lm of a couple of teams that have moved the ball, said Jackson. Moving the ball is not our problem. Our problem is holding on to it and taking care of it.Dragons, Devils and Streaks ready for action Foster Walker and the Green Dragons will look to grind it out against the Titans of Golden Gate tonight.SEE FB | A10 FA F.sue\ r7nzF1lC................................................................
A8 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, SS eptember 19, 2014 www.newssun.com COMING UPHigh School Football Today Sebring vs. LaBelle, 7:30 p.m.; Lake Placid vs. Golden Gate, 7 p.m.; Avon Park vs. Cardinal Mooney, 7 p.m. College Volleyball Today SFSC hosts tri-tournament, vs. Pasco-Hernando, 11 a.m., vs. Palm Beach, 3 p.m. TODAY cC OLLEGE FOOTBALL GOLF MLB SATURDAYA uU TO RA cC I NG BOXING cC OLLEGE FOOTBALL GOLF MAJOR LEAG uU E BA SEBALL SpSP ORTS OO N TV ScSC ORE BOARDMLBAmerican LeagueEast W L Pct GB x-Baltimore 92 60 .605 New York 77 74 .510 14 T oronto 77 74 .510 14 T ampa Bay 74 79 .484 18 Boston 66 86 .434 26 Central W L Pct GB Detroit 84 68 .553 Kansas City 83 68 .550 Cleveland 78 73 .517 5 Chicago 69 83 .454 15 Minnesota 65 87 .428 19 West W L Pct GB x-Los Angeles 95 57 .625 Oakland 83 68 .550 11 Seattle 81 70 .536 13 Houston 67 85 .441 28 Texas 59 92 .391 35 x-clinched division W ednesdays Games Pittsburgh 9, Boston 1 Baltimore 6, Toronto 1 N.Y. Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 2 Kansas City 6, Chicago White Sox 2 Cleveland 2, Houston 0 Minnesota 8, Detroit 4 L.A. Angels 5, Seattle 0 Texas 6, Oakland 1 Thursdays Games Texas at Oakland, late Boston at Pittsburgh, late Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, late Cleveland at Houston, late Seattle at L.A. Angels, late Fridays Games Boston (Webster 4-3) at Baltimore (M.Gonzalez 9-8), 7:05 / p.m. T oronto (Buehrle 12-9) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 10-9), 7:05 / p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 8-10) at Tampa Ba y (Hellickson 1-3), 7:10 / p.m. Cle veland (Bauer 5-8) at Minnesota (P.Hughes 15-10), 8:10 / p.m. Detroit (Lobstein 1-0) at Kansas City (J.V argas 11-9), 8:10 / p.m. Seattle (C.Y oung 12-8) at Houston (Peacock 4-8), 8:10 / p.m. Philadelphia (D .Buchanan 6-7) at Oakland (Lester 15-10), 9:35 / p.m. T exas (Bonilla 1-0) at L.A. Angels (H.Santiago 5-8), 10:05 / p.m.National LeagueEast W L Pct GB x-Washington 87 64 .576 Atlanta 76 76 .500 11 Miami 74 77 .490 13 New Y ork 73 80 .477 15 Philadelphia 70 82 .461 17 Central W L Pct GB St. Louis 84 68 .553 Pittsburgh 81 70 .536 2 Milwauk ee 79 73 .520 5 Cincinnati 71 82 .464 13 Chicago 68 84 .447 16 West W L Pct GB Los Angeles 86 66 .566 San Francisco 84 68 .553 2 San Diego 70 81 .464 15 Arizona 62 90 .408 24 Colorado 61 91 .401 25 x-clinched division Wednesda ys Games Colorado 16, L.A. Dodgers 2 San Francisco 4, Arizona 2 Pittsburgh 9, Boston 1 Miami 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Atlanta 3, Washington 1 Chicago Cubs 3, Cincinnati 1 St. Louis 2, Milwaukee 0 Philadelphia 5, San Diego 2 Thursdays Games Boston at Pittsburgh, late Washington at Miami, late L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, late Milwaukee at St. Louis, late Arizona at Colorado, late Philadelphia at San Diego, late Fridays Games L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 19-3) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 6-14), 2:20 / p.m. Milw aukee (Gallardo 8-10) at Pittsburgh (Locke 7-5), 7:05 / p.m. W ashington (Fister 14-6) at Miami (Koehler 9-9), 7:10 / p.m. N.Y Mets (Za.Wheeler 10-10) at Atlanta (Teheran 13-12), 7:35 / p.m. Arizona (C.Anderson 9-6) at Colorado (L yles 6-3), 8:10 / p.m. Cincinnati (Holmberg 1-1) at St. Louis (Lack ey 2-2), 8:15 / p.m. Philadelphia (D .Buchanan 6-7) at Oakland (Lester 15-10), 9:35 / p.m. San F rancisco (T.Hudson 9-11) at San Diego (T.Ross 13-14), 10:10 / p.m.NFLAMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF P A Buffalo 2 0 0 1.000 52 30 Miami 1 1 0 .500 43 49 N.Y. Jets 1 1 0 .500 43 45 New England 1 1 0 .500 50 40 South W L T Pct PF P A Houston 2 0 0 1.000 47 20 Tennessee 1 1 0 .500 36 36 Jacksonville 0 2 0 .000 27 75 Indianapolis 0 2 0 .000 51 61 North W L T Pct PF P A Cincinnati 2 0 0 1.000 47 26 Baltimore 1 1 0 .500 42 29 Pittsburgh 1 1 0 .500 36 53 Cleveland 1 1 0 .500 53 54 West W L T Pct PF P A Denver 2 0 0 1.000 55 41 San Diego 1 1 0 .500 47 39 Oakland 0 2 0 .000 28 49 Kansas City 0 2 0 .000 27 50 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF P A Philadelphia 2 0 0 1.000 64 44 Washington 1 1 0 .500 47 27 Dallas 1 1 0 .500 43 38 N.Y. Giants 0 2 0 .000 28 60 South W L T Pct PF PA Carolina 2 0 0 1.000 44 21 Atlanta 1 1 0 .500 47 58 New Orleans 0 2 0 .000 58 63 Tampa Bay 0 2 0 .000 31 39 North W L T Pct PF P A Chicago 1 1 0 .500 48 43 Minnesota 1 1 0 .500 41 36 Detroit 1 1 0 .500 42 38 Green Ba y 1 1 0 .500 47 60 West W L T Pct PF P A Arizona 2 0 0 1.000 43 31 Seattle 1 1 0 .500 57 46 San F rancisco 1 1 0 .500 48 45 St. Louis 1 1 0 .500 25 51 Thursda ys Game Tampa Bay at Atlanta, late Sundays Games 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 ys Game Chicago at N.Y. Jets, 8:30 / p.m.MLSEASTERN W L T Pts GF GA D.C. 14 9 5 47 42 31 Sporting Kansas City 13 10 6 45 43 34 New England 13 12 3 42 41 39 New York 9 8 11 38 44 41 Columbus 9 9 10 37 40 36 Philadelphia 9 9 10 37 45 43 Toronto FC 9 11 7 34 36 43 Houston 9 13 5 32 33 50 Chicago 5 7 15 30 34 40 Montreal 5 17 6 21 32 52 WESTERN W L T Pts GF GA Seattle 17 7 3 54 51 37 Los Angeles 14 5 9 51 57 30 Real Salt Lake 12 6 10 46 44 35 FC Dallas 13 9 6 45 48 37 Vancouver 8 7 13 37 36 36 Por tland 8 8 12 36 49 48 Colorado 8 13 7 31 39 48 San Jose 6 11 10 28 33 39 Chivas USA 6 16 6 24 23 51 NOTE: Three points for victory one point for tie. Fridays Game Colorado at Real Salt Lake, 10 / p.m. SNAPs S HOTs S SPORTSCheerleaders host BBB B QSEB RR ING TT he S ebring 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 Firemens Field, dine in or take out are available. AA ll pick-ups and din ing-in will take place at the main entr ance of the Fair Grounds near the baseball eld. TT he 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. TT ickets are av ailable from any Sebring Cheerleader or please call 381-8770. P lease help support these young athletes. Cheers and thanks for your support.Panther RR ibs AA V OO N P ARAR K P anther AA thletics is now taking pre-orders for their annual Pork RR ib BBQ to be held in conjunction with the Lady P anther V olleyball TT ournament on F riday, Sept. 26. S er ving time for the ribs will be from 11 / a.m. to 4 / p .m. TT o order email or call Heather Schubert or Coach Hitt, place your order, and stop by and pick it up to take home with you on that 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. RR ib or der prices are as follows, all checks can be made payable to SFSC AA thletics. RR ib B asket is $7 and includes ribs, chips choice of drink and cookie. AA S lab RR ib is $11 and Full Slab of RR ibs is $20. BBQ sauce will be provided on site. AA ll pr e-orders will be wrapped to go for your convenience. SS ebring C hamber 5KSEB RR ING TT he Gr eater Sebring Chamber of Commerce will hold its 3rd AA nnual Major TT homas B. McGuire Jr. 5K and 1 Mile Veteran Honor Walk on Saturday, OO ct. 4, at 8 / a.m. at H ighlands Hammock State P ar k. TT he ev ent will have two portions: a tra ditional 5K race, followed by a 1-mile veteran honor walk to sho w suppor t for all veterans who have served, past and present. AA ll v eterans 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 DD .C. to celebrate their stories as a veteran to be honored. TT he early entr y 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. RR egistration 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 ev ent, please contact the Sebring Chamber at (863) 385-8448, contact infor mation@ sebr ing.org, or visit the Sebring Chamber ofce at 227 UU S 27 Nor th, Sebring. SS ebring EE lks GG ol f TT ourn eySEB RR ING Elks Lodge No 1529 will have its monthly golf outing, open to the public, on Monday, OO ct. 6, 8 / a.m., at the Harder Hall Golf Club. Cost is $31, which includes golf, cart, lunch and prize fund. Call Harder Hall di rectly to sign up, 863382-0500. Check in no later than 7:40 / a.m. at the Pro Shop. NN U-H OO P EE FF u n SS ho otLI TT HI AA AA ttention all shooters the N UU H OO P E Fun Shoot, pre sented by Mosaic, will be held on S atur day, OO ct. 11, at FishH awk Sporting Clays in Lithia. RR egistration 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. AA wards 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. TT his y ear, the event also includes a 2-Gun rafe sponsored by Boom Booms Guns and AA mmo Guns to be raf ed include a KelTT ec PM RR -30 and a Mossber g Silver RR eserv e 12 Gauge OO v er/ UU nder S hotgun. TT ickets for the gun r afe are $5 each or 5 for $20. Proceeds from this event will benet N UU H OO P E Elder Care Ser vices and be used to enhance ser vices for seniors. For more infor mation, please contact Laurie Murphy at (863) 382-2134 or via email at MurphyL@ nuhope.org. YY ou may also visit our website at www. nuhopeelder car e.org 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 SS unrise RR ot ary 5KSEB RR ING TT he S ebring Sunrise RR otary will be having their 2nd annual RR ed, White and Blue 5K RR un, W alk or Stride event on Saturday, OO ct. 11, at High lands Hammock State P ar k. Check-in begins at 6:30 / a.m., with the race starting at 8 / a.m. AA ll pr oceeds will benet the Honor Fights Network for lo cal veterans. H onor F lights is a program which ies veterans to Washington DD 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. TT her e are two spe cial packages: the F amily F our Pack, which is $80, and the TT eam fee for the Combined TT ime C ompetition which is $100. E ntr y forms will be available on the Sebring Sunrise RR otary website (sebringsunriserotary.com) under the events tab, and can also be picked up at Ear TT ronics at 230 Sebring Square (Sebring Square Plaza between Shooters and AA dvance AA mer ica). For more information, please call RR amon at 863-381-6875. GG reen DD rag on 5KL AA KE PL AA CI DD TT he Lake P lacid High School Green DD ragons Cross Country team is having their 4th AA n nual G reen DD ragon 5K RR un/Walk on S aturday, OO ct. 18, at 8 / a.m. P lease visit the high schools webpage for an entry form and more information. TT he cost is $20 and includes a DD ry -Fit shirt. AA ll K-12 students ar e $10. AA ll pr oceeds support this years team.Haunted Halloween 5K/10K AA V OO N P ARAR K RR idge AA r ea AA r cs Sixth AA nnu al H alloween 5K/10K RR ace will have a haunted twist this year on Saturday, OO ct. 25, at 8:30 / a.m. in H ighlands Hammock State Park. TT he r ace will bene t RR idge AA rea AA rc, providing opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. TT her e will also be a OO ne Mile F un RR un for kids under 10. AA wards 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 AA r c; and the best Halloween Costume. Early entry fee is $20, which includes a DD ri-F it shirt. Starting TT uesday, OO ct. 21 through r ace 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. TT he r egistration fee also includes admission to the park. Checks should be made payable and mailed to RR idge AA r ea AA r c, 120 W. College DD riv e, AA von P ark, FL 33825. DD onations r aised may be turned in the day of the race. Entry forms and pledge sheets are available at the AA r c, on Facebook at RR idge AA r ea AA r c, at www. ridgeareaarc.org, or by e-mail at rbeckman@ ridgeareaarc.org For questions, call RR honda B eckman at 452-1295, ext. 112. 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www.newssun.comFriday, September 19, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A9 Golf Hammock Last Monday, Sept. 15, the Mezza Group played Indi vidual Pro-Am Points and saw M ike Anselm win A group with a +2 while Don Brewer took second place with a -3. B group saw Johnny McEachren win with a +2, Bob Trier take second place with a +1, and Rich Reyes grabbed third place at Even. In C group Danny Geier and Jim Hammond tied for rst place at +3. Gary Galle took rst place in D group with a +8 and Bob Troup took second place with +4. E group saw Joe Hyzny take rst place with a +5 and a tie for second place be tween Jim Daigneault and D av e Hankinson at +1. Doug Haire won in F group with a +3 and Delbert Nelson took second place with Even. Rich Ramazetti, Sr. had a +10 to win in G group and Sam Spade took second place with a +8. Next Monday, Sept. 22, the Mezza Group will contin ue to play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 / a.m. P lease arrive by 7:30 / a.m. due to a big eld of players. For more information, call Joe Hyzny at 863-318-7960 or 863-458-0248. Lake June West The Mens League hit the course on Wednesday, Sept. 17, with a two-way tie need ing a match of cards to decide the winner. After compar ing the dueling 44s Norm Grubbs, B r uce Myers, Joe Swartz, Jan Jays and Mike Rogers got the nod for rst place. Doyan Eades, Neil Issett, Raleigh Whiteman, Don Bolton and Artie Maul set tled for second. F or closest to the pin, Swartz hit to 21-feet, 10-inches from No. 4, My ers to 13-feet, 11-inches fr om N o. 2 and Eades to just 5-feet, 6-inches from No. 8. SpringLake On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the SpringLake Mens Golf As sociation held a Pick Your P ar tner Two Man Team competition in which only One Best Ball counted on the Front Nine and there was a Two Man Scramble on the Back Nine of the Cougar Trail golf course. Teams were allowed handicaps on the Scram ble that were equivalent to one four th of the total team handicap. In Flight A, the winning team was Will David and Larry Miesner, who scored 29 on the Best Ball part and 34 on the Scramble, with 6 strokes handicap on the Back 9, for a net 57. Second place in the A Flight went to Ray McKenzie and Jay Payne, who scored 29 on BB, 38 on Scramble, less 8 strokes handicap for a net 59. Bill Lawens and Bart Bar tholomy took third place with 31 on BB 33 on Scr amble, less only 4 strokes of handicap for a net 60. I n the B F light, Larry Colclasure and Vern Hoffman won rst place with 28 on the BB 35 on the Scramble, less 8 strokes handicap for a net 55. Old Dan Porter (the Lake Placid Flash) and Gene Hearn took second place in B Flight with 30 on the BB, 36 on the Scramble with 9 handicap strokes for a net 57 score. Third place went to Dave Docherty and Jim Foote, who scored 28 on BB, 39 on Scramble, less 9 handicap for a net 58 strokes. VotedFASTEST OILCHANGE 12Yearsina Row!WESERVICE DIESELS ANDSEMIS. FLEET ACCOUNTS WELCOME.MOTORHOMES,OILCHANGE, FULLSERVICE:471-0700|3447U.S.South,Sebring(acrossfromDunkinDonuts)RACETHRU KWIKLUBE RACETHRU KWIKLUBE$39.95AND UP 3081131 SNAPs S HOTs S GOLF 270,000 B.A.S.S. members. Heres the story behind. The B ir th of B.A.S.S. By John Scott This is Ray Scott, president and executive director of the AllAmer ican Bass Tour naments, the voice on the phone said. Congratulations, Mr. Zachary. Springdale has been selected as the site of our next invitational bass tour nament. That s hardly an introduction that will r ank with Friends, Romans and Country men or Dr. Livingston, I presume. But, it s not bad, and it was good enough to keep Lee Zachary, executive vice president of the S pr ingdale, Arkansas Chamber of Commerce from hanging u p. S ports historians may not include their conversations among the great occurrences of the 20th century, but bass shermen thr oughout Amer ica believe that day ranks alongside the day Dr. James Naismith nailed two peach baskets to the walls of the YMCA in Springeld, Massa chusetts. H o wever, the day that Lee Zachary picked up the phone and heard the smooth talking Southerner on the line is not the be ginning of the story of R ay Scott s rst AllAmerican Invitational Bass Tournament or the B ass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.), which celebrates its 10th anniver sary this year. The stor y actually began the day before on a cold, blustery Sunday afternoon in March of 1967. Scott, a 33-year-old insurance executive from Mont gomery, Alabama, had nished another hectic week on the road checking on accounts of agents in his r egion. Sometimes, the insurance business was so hectic that Scott was sur e the man who started talking about the rat race had been talking about him. Other times, Scott real ly liked the business. I kno w the business, and Im good at it, he would tell himself. B ut, then he had to admit that ex cept for the years spent in college and in the military ser vice the insurance business was all he had known since he was 19. Yes, Ray Scott decid ed, he liked the insur ance business but not as much as he liked bass shing, which was why he carried his shing tackle with him to J ackson, M ississippi, that weekend. When the work was done, Scott intended to go bass shin. By the time Scott made his last sales call on Saturday, however, it was already well past noon, and too late to go out on the lake. He decided to do the next best thing: drive over to Don Nortons tack le shop and TALK shin. Eventually, the conversation got around to shin derbies , and Norton started to tell Scott about a contest he had been invited to attend. Yeah, yeah, I know all about shin der bies, Scott said. Ive been to those shindigs and theyre always won by the guy who has the most pounds of sh stored up in his freez er. N ot this one, Nor ton assured him. S ure, Scott thought, and quickly shifted the conversation to a new topic. The next day, Scott had arranged to go shing on Ross Barnett Reservoir with a local reman. It was chilly when they left the dock. By mid-morning, the wind had shifted to the north, and waves began battering their at-bottomed boat. Soon, both anglers were nearly frozen. Since the sh werent hitting, they agreed to call it quits. Ray Scott drove back to his Jackson, Missis sippi motel, took off his cold, w et clothes and climbed into a hot shower. Ah, this is more like a mans supposed to live, he thought. Scott slipped into clean underwear, turned on the televi sion and propped himself up on a pillow to watch a basketball game Why couldnt you have shing competition thats as honest as basketball? Or T ennis or G olf? Sure, you could do it. But how? Suddenly, Scotts mind began to light up like the TV screen. He snapped his n gers, and jumped up in the bed. Thats it! he shouted. The whole picture passed plainly before him: Ray Scott Presents BASS TOURNAMENTS! The whole thing just started un-folding, Scott remembers. It lasted only a second, but I could see the idea for a real, honest bass shing tournament that would attract the right kind of sher man. It would have entry fees, and a set of r ules that would guar antee a fair and equi table contest so you couldn t be cheated by a jerk with a frozen sh, Scott asserted. The next morning, he went to the airport and ew to Little Rock, Ar kansas. That may seem like a str ange place for a man to y to after he has experienced a bona de soul stirring, red-white-and-blue, once-in-a-lifetime vi sion, but Ray Scott had his r easons I had traveled in Ar kansas enough to know that ther e was a new impoundment called Beaver Lake in northwest Arkansas, Scott r ecalls And, Id just nished reading a story in Outdoor Life by a fello w named Char lie E lliott. The article talked about sunrises and mountains and fat, plump bass I just knew that was the place to have it. Besides, if it turned out to be a op I could go back to Montgomery, and no one would kno w , says the Bama baser. So Ray Scott ew to Little Rock to talk to the folks in the Arkansas tourism department. Scott knew he had little going for him ex cept an idea. But, he had been in the insurance business long enough to kno w : You dont really sell insur ance, you sell yourself. And if y ou act like y ou have everything going for you, other people will think you do. Good morning, he said as he shook hands with the state direc tor of tourism. Im R ay Scott of the AllAmer ican Bass Tournaments. Y es, Mr. Scott. Glad to have you here, the director replied. You and your staff come right into my ofce. Scott cleared his throat. Well, you see, my staff hasnt arrived yet, Scott said, with all the dignity he could muster. Fine, ne. Now Mr. Scott, where did you say you wanted to have this shing tourna ment? B eaver Lake. Fine. Beautiful spot. Wonderful lake. Im sure that it is, sir. But what I was wondering was what towns would be best to serve as headquar ters? asked Scott. I think either R ogers or Springdale would be perfect. Both beautiful little towns, offered the tour ism dir ector. Thank you sir. Ill check with them immediately, Scott said. H e ex cused himself and hurried back to his motel to call the director of the Rogers Chamber of Commerce. G ood morning. This is Ray Scott, president and executive director of the All-American B ass Tournaments. We are planning to hold our next invitational bass tournament at B eav er Lake, and wondered if your fair city might be inter ested in serving as a sponsor for this prestigious ev ent. Look, Mr. Scott, the director said, I appreciate you calling, but I m quitting this job in three weeks, and I dont want to get involved in anything. I don t even want to sharpen a new pencil. That left Springdale and Lee Zachary, who had been on his job less than a month, and was as anxious to promote Springdale as Scott was to promote his new undertaking. This is Ray Scott, president and exec utive director of the All-Amer ican B ass Tournaments. Congratulations Mr. Zachary. Springdale has been selected as the site of our next invitational bass tournament. Yes, sir, Mr. Scott. Ive heard of your or ganization and we sure want y ou up her e! Not bad, Scott pinched himself. I havent been in business a day yet, and they v e already heard of me. note: The reference in the beginning of this story to Don Norton was not me. I was only 18 years old at the time and didnt start my rst shing tackle store, The Tackle Shedd un til 1975. See S undays NewsSun for the second installment of this story.Don Norton is a profession BASS FROM PAGE A A 7 '2Park it in theCLASSIFIEDS =and watch it gofast./
A10 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, SS eptember 19, 2014 www.newssun.com rfntbbrb AmazingHomes, AordablePrices rf ntbrt fb $ 99,500 $490permonthMortgageRate4.25%30YearLoan PrincipleandInterestOnly 3077504 James Taylor/News-SunLake Placids Sam Callahan led the Green Dragons on Tuesday, shooting a 45, watches his pitch onto the green.edged out teammate Leighton Jahnas 49 for the nine holes. Jared Carter scored the fourth best score for the Red Devils with a 51. Chase Leighton, Jor dan Faucett and Jer emy Helms also competed, nishing the r ound with a 60, 65 and 76, respectively. The Red Devils nished with a team score of 192. Lake P lacid s Sam Callahan led the way for the Green Drag ons by posting a score of 45. H e was follo wed by Tanner Oxer, who shot 50, and Chance Ber trum with 56. J osh M artin rounded out the top four with a 57. Teammates Evan Holden and Alex Cannaday tied at 60 as the G r een Dragons had a team score of 208. Fort Meade only elded two golfers. Cameron Belcher, who shot a 64 and Alex Young, who nished with a 74. Lake Placid head coach Dan Coomes stated that his team is not quite where they should be at this time, mostly due to the weather. This is only the sec ond match we have play ed, said Coomes. We keep getting rained out, and that includes practice. But it is good and they will get better as w e get more time on the course. Avon Park has had a few matches, but also has been hampered this year in the rain. We started two weeks ago, said head coach Jason Beatty. We have some good players and should be ready for districts that start in about a month. Avon Park will be on the road for two matches next week. The Red Devils will be playing at Riv er Greens Golf Course next Thursday against Lake Wales. GOLF FROM PAGE A A 7 I think if we take care of the football and not give it up on our own 15-yard line, or end zone, we will be ok. Jackson noted that it is going to take a com bination of taking care of the football and executing assignments to be successful. They hav e a couple of kids that can catch the ball and run with it pretty good, he said. Not quite like Fort Meade, they are just good football players and they do not make a lot of mistakes. We will have to be on top of our game. Jackson also stat ed that besides a few bumps and br uises the team is fairly healthy The only ex ception is runningback J.C. Cobb, who is still recovering from an ankle injury. I ts a process, I hate to say that, added Jackson. We are grow ing and I encourage the kids to come out and compete ev ery week. We are getting better. Their attitude has been great, practice has been great, we just hav e to carr y over to the football eld. Game time is scheduled for 7 / p.m.Streaks look to bounce backThe Sebring Blue Streaks were disap pointed last week when the H ar dee Wildcats defeated them 23-13. Tomorrow is a new day, as they say, and that applies to games as well. An entire week of preparation has taken place and the Streaks will head into this Fri days game against LaBelle condent and r eady to take action. We looked at the game as a building block for the future, senior Garrett Zeegers said. We are all hun gry for a win and we ar e ex cited for this Friday night. The S tr eaks are hun gry for this next game because they sho w ed lots of ght in their previous game. Down 16-0 at the half, the Streaks made a comeback that brought them within three points. Due to some close calls that were not in favor of Sebring, and an interception in the end zone, the Streaks ran out of thunder. A new week with new challenges waits for the Streaks. As always Sebring is putting in lots of hard work to make this week be different than last week. We werent aggres sive that rst half, head coach LaV aar Scott said. In the second we came out strong but we had dug ourselves too much of a hole. The injury bug has also hit the Streak squad, so many of the younger players who had split time on Var sity and Junior Varsity will be brought up to play against a tough Labelle team. We tell our guys that they need to learn how to grow up fast. With all of these injuries we are denitely going to need some y ounger guys to step up for us, added Scott. Labelle is 0-3 on the season with their most recent loss against Lemon Bay. The record for La Belle doesnt accurately reect their play as the C o wboys have lost to other top notch football programs. It will be an intense battle for the Streaks when they take on La Belle, but these tough play ers ar e putting in the hard work and are hungry for the 7:30 / p .m. kickoff tonight.News-Sun correspon dents James Taylor and David DeGenaro con tributed to this article. FB FROM PAGE A A 7 Akem Jn Pierre and the Blue Streaks look to bounce back from last weeks loss at Hardee tonight at Firemens Field against the visiting LaBelle Cowboys. James Taylor/News-SunThe Lady Panthers formed a virtual conga line as Elle Barnett, No. 4, and Melanie Sandoval, No. 5, back up Kelsey Sanders making a pass to Madison Bitton in Tuesdays loss to Warner University. Head coach Kim Crawford was disappointed in the loss, which snapped a four-game winning streak. South Florida started strong in taking a 25-21 win in the opening set, but Warner, a four-year school with a handful of upper classmen, bounced back with 25-17 and 25-21 wins to go up 2-1. The Lady Panthers did give a push in the nal set, but the Royals held on for a 27-25 win to clinch it. Kelsey Sanders had 37 assists on the night, Darby Jones had 26 digs and Sydney Durham powered down 14 kills. South Florida hosts a three-team tournament today with Pasco-Hernando and Palm Beach coming to Panther Gym, before opening up their Suncoast Conference schedule Tuesday with a visit from State College of Florida.A L aA DY P aA NTHER TRI plPL E TE aA M MAE ANDERSON ASSOCIa A TED PRESS NEW YORK Another major sponsor is speaking out on the NFL s handling of domestic violence cases, with PepsiCo Inc.s CEO I ndr a Nooyi say ing she is deeply disturbed. N oo yi decried the repugnant behavior of a few players and the NFLs acknowledged mishandling of these issues, in a statement late Wednesday. Pepsi is one of the biggest NFL sponsors through its namesake soda brand, Gatorade sports drink and FritoLay snack division. The league and its teams have come un der re over the past two w eeks o ver how it is dealing with sever al players with domestic violence allegations against them. PepsiCo latest sponsor to voice NFL concern JACKSONVILLE Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee wont play in Sundays home opener against Indianapolis. The team ruled Lee out Thursday, a day af ter he left practice with tightness in his r ight hamstring. Its the latest setback for the teams bangedup receiving corps. Cecil Shorts III (hamstring) and Allen Hurns (ankle) also ar e on the injury report. Shorts and Hurns were limited in prac tice Wednesday, although Shorts expects to play against the C olts.Jaguars WR Lee ruled out against Colts I oomoom00 oomBD2 CK D M-BDBD3 LIV GAPORCH E
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B2 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, September 19, 2014 www.newssun.com DEAR ABBY: I had suspicions my dad was cheating on my mom, and when she found a mysterious earring in the house one day, I knew I had to find the proof. I went into his iPad and checked his email/ Facebook and IMs and found he appar ently has a girlfriend. She works in his office and is also married with a family. Dad found out I broke into his iPad and confronted me. Instead of apologizing for cheating on my mom, he told me I need to think about what Im doing because I could be ruining a bunch of lives. He also made sure to tell me that by breaking into his iPad, I had broken the law. I think I should tell my mom because she doesnt deserve this, but Im not sure how to tell her. HELP! FOUND THE PROOF IN GEORGIA DEAR FOUND THE PROOF: There is a saying, The best defense is a good offense. Thats the playbook your father is following by trying to make you feel guilty for HIS transgression. Because your mother found another womans jewelry in her home, she may already have a hunch that something is wrong. It is not your job to save anybodys marriage. Tell your mother what you have discovered, because her marriage is threatened and she deserves to know so she can decide how she wants to handle it. Forewarned is forearmed. Good advice for everyone teens to seniors is in The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It. To order, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Ship ping and handling are included in the price.)Suspicions confirmed: Proof of infidelity is found online DEAR ABBY Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby. com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Solution on B5PUZZLE CORNER Is there room at the multiplex for yet another entry in the young adult/dystopia/survival genre? Those who hunger for more could do worse than The Maze Runner, based on the first book in John Dashners trilogy. Were plunged right into the action along with Thomas (the appealing Dylan OBrien), who wakes up sans memory in a roaring freight elevator. It deposits him in the Glade, a seemingly bucolic settlement populated by boys who have ar rived there in the same manner and have turned the place into a melding of Outward Bound and Lord of the Flies, with echoes of Lost. Hes quickly indoctrinated by a trio of helpful mates: spiritual leader Alby (Aml Ameen), cheeky Brit Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster, the lovesick kid from Love Actually) and the cherubic Chuck (Blake Cooper, channeling a young Jonah Hill). The upshot: Hell soon remember his name, but nothing else; a new boy, plus supplies, arrives every month; and above all, he mustnt go into the maze. This labyrinth is a monolithic edifice that encloses the little encampment like a nightmare version of the skyscrapers around Central Park. Every day it opens up, allowing specially designated runners to explore and map its contours, looking for a way out but those contours change daily. And woe to the runner who is trapped over night; none has ever survived an attack by the Grievers, the giant half spider/half erector sets that come out after dark. Their sting revives memory, but also induces madness and death. Its soon obvious to all that Thomas is different. Hes curi ous, brave and outspoken about what actions the group should take. This earns him the enmity of the Gladers self-appointed leader, Gally (Will Poulter), who we know is mean because of his eyebrows. And sure enough, he tries to turn the rest of the boys against Thomas even after the new kid manages to kill one of the Grievers, opening up new possibilities for escape. More trouble for Thomas ar rives in the form of Teresa (Kaya Scoledario), the first girl sent to the Glade. She seems to know him, and they discover they have the same shared visions of a mysterious laboratory. This cements in Gallys mind and maybe even Thomas that he is the cause of all the Gladers newfound troubles. The Maze Runner offers nothing particularly innovative, and some characters, particularly Gally and Teresa (who has little to do other than ask What does it mean?), border on caricature. But the setting is ominously beautiful, and the themes of leadership and loyalty are deftly mined. No film of the second book, The Scorch Trials, has been announced; but as Patricia Clarkson, leader of a Dharma Initiative-like corporation called W.C.K.D. declares in the closing minutes, its time for Phase Two. Stay tuned. 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Friday, September 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 www.newssun.com RELIGION SEBRING Back to Church Sunday, part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at Highlands Community Church in Sebring at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. Everyone is welcome to attend. National Back to Church Sunday (www.backtochurch. com) is an initiative that is Inviting America Back to Church. It seeks to reach the unchurched and dechurched people who have never attended church, or who once attended church but dont any more and invite them to return on a special Sunday. In 2013, a Gallup survey stated that 87 percent of people believe in God. Yet only 27 percent of those surveyed individuals attended church in the last seven days. In addition,82 percent of people who dont attend church say they would attend if invited by a friend, yet only 2 percent of Christians ever invite someone to church. For Back to Church Sunday, Highlands Community Church will have a special service that features uplifting music, practical preaching and inspiring stories. There are many times in our lives that we get away from something good, and find it hard to go back for a number of reasons. Sometimes it just takes a new event, or something intriguing to get us restarted in the good event. That is why we participate in Back to Church Sunday. Many people have gotten away from church and need a step of encouragement to come back no questions asked, said Pastor Bruce Linhart. Since its inception six years ago, par ticipating churches have extended an estimated 8.5 million invitations totheir churches. More than 30,000 churches representing 120 denominations are expected to invite over 3 million people to church this year. There are near ly 100 million Americans, including teens and children, who are presently un-churched as people increasingly move away from attending church and practicing religion. Back to Church Sunday is not just a day it is a movement to empower church members to invite everyone to come to church. It is designed to help combat the decline of evangelism and church attendance by providing an easily implemented invite-able event that gives church members a reason to invite,and gives people a reason to try church again or for the first time. Although it does not have to be the only day that church members are encour aged to invite their friends,family,and neighbors, 84 per cent of churches who participated in Back to Church Sunday last year recognize that having a designated day to invite people plays an importnat role inmotivating members to reach out with an invitation. Back to Church Sunday is a springobard to help churches become outreach-focused thorughout the year. Back to Church Sunday has an inter active Facebook page at facebook.com/ backtochurch. Highlands Community Church accepts people where they are in life and together we grow towards maturity. It is at 3005 New Life Way in Sebring For more information, go to highlandscommunity.com or call 863-402-1684.Highlands Coummunity Church joins 30,000 churches in National Back to Church SundaySPECIAL TO THE NEWS-SUN Come see us today, spend some time with us and lets talk about the possibilities we can create with your budget. We offer a wide selection of furniture designs in a variety of materials: Aluminum, Cast Aluminum, Resin, Wicker, PVS, Umbrellas, Fireplaces, Fireplace Accessories and More! Call us today or come into our store to see our beautiful selection! Financing Available560 U.S. 27 North Sebring 385-4796www.CarpetPatioBlinds.comChamber of Commerce memberFamily owned & operated since 1978rf ntb SETS STARTING AT $29999 3086276 Check out HIGHLANDS HEALTH To submit health-related press releases, events or articles to Highlands Health, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, September 19, 2014 www.newssun.com 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; firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, Royal 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 www.bethanybaptistap.com 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: email@example.com; Web site, www.apfellowship.org. First Baptist C hurch of A von Park, N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Dr. Howard Leman, as sociate pastor; Matthew Price, ministor of youth, Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispan ic 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.; Eve ning 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 www.fbcap.net. 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: www.fbclp.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 re quired). 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 www.fbclp.com. 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. Tele phone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; Lonnie Hill, 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 www.fbsebring.com 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 (Span ish); fax, 385-5169; email, email@example.com; website, www.stcathe.com. School Ofce/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email firstname.lastname@example.org. School ofce hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., fr email@example.com 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. Wor ship; 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 Mar vin, Childrens Director. Youth Minister Blake Rushing. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Wednes day 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 ION ARY A LLI A NC ET he A lliance C hurch of S ebring, 451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C HUR C H OF BRETHRE NC hurch of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.C HUR C H OF C HR I STA von Park C hurch of C hrist, 200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 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 NAZARE 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 wor ship ser vice, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.EP ISC OPA LEpiscopal Church of the Redeemer Avon 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 redeemeravonpark.com. Email redeemer1895@aol. com. Call the thrift store for hours open and donation pick up at 6649668 or 453-5664. St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 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. St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 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 NGE LIC AL FREE C HUR CH OF AMER IC AThe Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunda1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. 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@ hotmail.com. Web site: www.TheWayChurch.orgG RA C E BRETHRE NGrace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-tim ers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org.INDEPENDENTFirst Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www. rstchristianap.com. 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.INTERDEN OM IN AT IONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd.,(non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers.L UTHERA NA 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 christlutheranavonpark.org. Faith L utheran C hurch LCMS ,2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring; Church phone: 385-7848; Faith Child Development Center: 385-3232. Sunday Worship Service: 9 a.m. Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 10 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 10 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good 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. Nurs ery 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. newlifesebring.com. 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 Educa tion Hour, 8:45 a.m.; Worship service, 10 a.m. Holy Communion each rst and third Sunday. Childrens Church scheduled during worship service, 4-year-olds through fth grade. Nursery provided during worship service for infants to 3-year-olds. Seasonal Mid-Week Services each Wwednesday evening during Advent and Lent. Call church ofce at 465-5253 or visit the website at www.Trinitylutheranlp.com. 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 Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church ofce 385-1024. Website: bfcsebring.com 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@ live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, firstname.lastname@example.org. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www.ctmforme.com C rossroads of L ife,148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863-655-9163. The place of your Di vine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellow ship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails).C ontinued on next page
Friday, September 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 www.newssun.com CROSSWORD SOLUTION RELIGION Faith & Familylife Worship Center, Pas tors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor invite you to discover one of Sebrings hidden treasures at 2349 U.S. 27 South (Banyan Plaza off Sparta Road and Lake Jackson). We provide biblical solutions for everyday challenges through our multicultural worship services available on Sundays at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Child care is available for all who attend. For more information, all 385-1800. Plan your first visit. Matthew 7:7 says, Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Our guests are very important, so please let us know how we can meet your need by emailing email@example.com. 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. www.GBCconnected.org 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. newbeginningschurchofsebring.com Begin your week with us. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsomministries. com. Union Church, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednes day night worship with Pastor Tiger Gullett and CrossTalk with Pastor Bill Breylinger at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. Unity Life Enrichment Centre,new lo cation, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 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 Congrega tion 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: email@example.com; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Ofce hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Avon Park First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on La Grande), Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 4533242. Rev. Ed Fleagle, Stated Supply 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, www.fpclp.com, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 9 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:10 a.m. In addition, childrens church (K-2nd grade) will be provided during the 11 a.m. worship service, and childrens junior church (3rd-5th grade) is at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nurs ery available), Youth Group (6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Sebring First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 385-0107. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday: Youth Groups 3:30-6:30 p.m., middle and high school students (transportation avail able from Sebring and Hill Gustat Middle Schols and SHS); 4-5:30 p.m. Program includes 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, Septem ber 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@ embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.em barqspace.com.SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTAvon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarq mail.com, 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 www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTSThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Sebring Ward, 3235 Grand Prix Dr. Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 273-2284 Steve Austin, Bishop; Del Murphy, 1st counselor, Laris Keefer, 2nd Counselor. Family Histo ry Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meetings, 9:00-10:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 10:20-11:00 a.m.; Priesthood/ Relief Society, 11:10: to 12:00 noon; Primary for children, 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon; Youth Activities: Wednesdays 7:00-8:20 p.m. Scouts; First and third Wednesdays 7:008:20 p.m.; Activity Days 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Lake Placid Branch, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 399-9066 Mark Swift, Branch President, Allen Short, 1st counselor, Dan Ressler 2nd counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Ser vices: Sacrament Meeting 1:00 -2:10 p.m.; Gospel Doctrine 2:20-3:00 p.m.; Priesthood/ Relief Society Meetings, 3:10-4:00 p.m.; Pri mary for children, 2:15-4:00 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays 7:00-8:20 p.m. Scouts; rst and third Wednesdays 7:00-8:20 p.m.; Activity Days 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. 7-8:20 p.m.THE SALVATION ARMYThe Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more in formation, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODISTFirst United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St. 105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor David Juliano. Traditional Worship Ser vice at 8:10 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays The 11 a.m. Sunday worship ser vice is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available for the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 4533759, Richard Stackhouse, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. 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 of fer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congre gation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at www.memorialumc.com or call the church of ce at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnse bring.org 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; sebringemmanuelucc.com.P LACES T O WO RSHIP For several weeks we have been studying Gods plan to save each of us from our sin. We have emphasized the importance of hearing Gods holy word (specically, the good news of Jesus Christ) and choosing to believe it. Then, we must repent (turn from sinfulness to godliness) and confess our faith that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Today, we will examine baptism and its denition. In doing so, we must answer several questions as we go along. What is baptism? If you look in most any English dictionary, you will nd baptism dened as something like this: a sprinkling, pouring, or other ritualistic use of water. Thankfully, we do not go to Mr. Webster for Gods plan of salvation. If we did, then we would end up violating that very plan, because the word baptism, as it is used in the Bible (specically, the New Testament), means only one thing, and that is immersion. Note the denitions given to baptism in the following books written to dene in modern English the Greek words in which the New Testament was originally written: (1) Joseph Henry Thayers Greek Lexicon:immersion, submersion (page 94). (2) Arndt and Gingrichs Greek Lexicon: dip, immerse (page 131). (3) Vines Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words: the processes of immer sion, submersion, and emergence (page 98). We see clearly the actual process of immersion in the many instances of baptism referred to in the New Testament. Of them all, not one reference is ever made to baptism as a sprinkling, pouring, or other water ritual. It always refers by denition and context to immersion. Take, for example, the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8:38, 39. When Philip prepared to baptize the eunuch, the scriptures record that they both went down into the water and then they came up out of the water. Consider also the baptism of Jesus Christ. Matthew 3:16 records that Jesus came up immediately from the water, and Mark 1:10 refers to Jesus immediately coming up out of the water. What, then, is our conclusion? Whenever we read the word baptize or baptism in the New Testament, it always involves immersion. In what are we baptized? We are baptized in water. Of those examples we have already examined, each one used water. In John 3:23, John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there; and people were coming and were being baptized. You do not need much water to sprinkle or pour, but you do need it to immerse. Why is there so much confusion over the meaning of baptism today? We basically have an English king to thank for that. The King James Version of the Bible (an English translation of Gods word) was nished in 1611. However, the Greek word for baptize (baptizo) was not translated to immerse as it should have been. Rather, King James forbade the translators to properly translate it. He, instead, had the word transliterated (gave English letters to the Greek letters) and created the English word, baptize. To this word the king applied the broad denition of baptism we nd today, which included his personal favorite sprinkling. Belonging to a religious group that practiced sprinkling, this better suited King James and his translators, since they also had been sprinkled. This fraud on the Bibles denition of baptism continues today. Note the following: (1) Thomas Nelson, the giant publishing company, was asked to publish McCords Translation (a modern-day translation of the New Testament) but refused, because it translated the original Greek as immersion instead of baptism. (2) The American Bible Society has voted never to put into print a translation in any language that does not allow the reader to choose for himself or herself sprinkling, pouring, or immersion. Please consider the ramications of claiming faith in the Bible but then changing it words and meanings from things we do not like to things we do. That is not being honest! We each may have the right to choose whether to obey Gods word, but no one has the right to rewrite Gods word and pass off our newly dened Bible as His truth! To do so rejects the authority of God and puts man in His place. See the problem? Next week, we will take the biblical denition of baptism and try to understand the reason why God commanded it.The Role of Baptism in Salvation (Part 1) Kevin PattersonKEVINS KOMMENTS Kevins Komments is written by Kevin Patterson and presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Find them on the internet at www. sebringcoc.com, or e-mail us at sebringparkway@ sebringcoc.com. Now that school/ college is back in session comes open season for attacks in classrooms around the nation on the Biblical account of creation. Of course, you expect this from atheist, but not from those who claim to accept the Bible as the inspired word of God. In an effort to harmonize scientic claims and the Bible, some have succumbed to the theory of theistic evolution. In doing this, they claim the six days of creation were long geological time periods rather than six 24-hour days. But is this what the Biblical evidence presents? If you begin with a false premise, your conclusions will be false! Usually one of the rst evidences that the days in creation were long periods of time is that time is nothing to Jehovah God and 2 Peter 3:8 is the claimed proof: But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. As always, the context of any scripture must be considered. Six days of creationFrank Parker GUEST COLUMN PARKER | 6 NMI1r..........................................................................--------------------------------------......................................T R A C R S A V A N TH A U L A G E A V E R R E DO B C R O S S W O R D M ES A F E S H A Y S E D E RE R R S MD I C E S N E R IA D A T A P R I P C I DT A E L R A TI T EMC T E N E E M Y SA E R A T E CVA ER N H A P T A N T A BD R A T T A C E T IS E R A1 D L E S I S P T S A R A N F R I E P I C U R E A N B DF O R M I C A A S S A I L SP A S T E L D 0 S A G E
B6 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, September 19, 2014 www.newssun.com RELIGION The context of this statement is that when the Lord makes a promise it will be fullled whether it is one day later or a thousand years. This adds no creditability to the false claims of creation days. Since the Genesis account of creation was originally penned in Hebrew, we are dependent upon the English translation for information regarding the events of those six days. The word day is translated from the Hebrew word yom and in certain uses can refer to a long period of time such as Psalm 95:8,9 where it refers to the 40 years of wilderness wander ing. Jeremiah 46:10 uses the word yom i.e. day to describe the extended time of punishment for Judah. Keep in mind the reason for the push to extend the days in creation to million, yea billion of years is to x it into the evolutionary time table and accommodate the theistic evolutionist doctrine. But how is the word day used in Genesis 1? First, reading through the chapter and noting the phrase morning and evening would indicate a normal 24-hour day. The words for evening and morning are used over 100 times in the OT and always in the literal sense. When the word yom is preceded by a numeral it refers to a 24 hour day as in Genesis 8:3, And the waters receded continually from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fty days the waters decreased. This is also true in Genesis one! If Moses, i.e. the Holy Spirit wanted to convey the idea of long periods of time for day they would have used the word olam. When the commandments were given to the children of Israel at Mount Sinai, the days of creation were involved with Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy (Exodus 20:8). The duration of the Sabbath day was equated with the six days of creation, i.e. morning and evening. Note the clear statement of Exodus 20:11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them Drink deeply of the following: For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast (Psalm 33:9) and Let them praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded and they were created (Psalm 148:5). The Creator took six days for creation as outlined, but He could have spoken all things into existence in a second! The 24-hour day is also evidenced by the daily order of creation. Plants were created on day three and the sun on day four. A kindergartener knows that plants need the sun. This 5-year-old also knows that plants need insects, which were not created until the sixth day. If these days were long geological time periods, you have all kind of problems. When all else fails, read the creation Book. It tells it like it is and is in complete agreement with science, i.e. knowledge. Frank Parker can be con tacted at frankparker27@ gmail.com.PARKERFROM PAGE 5 Avon Park Christian ChurchAVON PARK Stand Firm Dear Friends is the ser mon for Sunday. Let your character reveal your friendship toward others. The message comes from Philippians 4:1-9. Wednesday evening Bible study is led by Lee Taylor. Avon Park Christian Church is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 863453-5334 or email email@example.com.Atonement Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Deacon Dave Thoresen leads the church service. On Sunday, Sept. 28 a potluck social will take place after the morning service to welcome the new supply pastor, the Rev. James Horn. The church is at 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive. Call 863-3850797 for information.Christian Training ChurchSEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the mes sage titled Salty Rebels: Part 4 at the Sunday morning ser vice. The Wednesday night Bible study is the Gospel of John.Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING Pastor Cecil Hess will preach on You Cant Do That on Sunday. The Church of Buttonwood Bay is on U.S. 27, four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. Call 863-3821737 for information.Church of the BrethrenSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Dave Smalley will preach on Exercising Leadership. The scripture reading will be from Exodus 11:1-10. The theme for Sunday school is Christ As Redeemer. The scripture will be from Hebrews 9:11-10:18. The church is at 700 S. Pine St. Call 863-385-1597 for information.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver a sermon based on I Samuel 15:34-16:13. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 863-471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Sunday, Pastor Bill Cole will preach The Basis for Liberty from the book of 1 Corinthians at the morning service, and Characteristics, Uses, and Misuses of Spiritual Gifts in the evening service. Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday, Faith Lutheran celebrates the 15th Sunday after Pentecost. The guest pastor, Rev. Tony Douches, will deliver his sermon based on the days reading. After the morning service the church will celebrate Pastor Douches time as the vacancy pastor with a brunch. Confirmation classes will start for seventh and eighth grades at 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays.First Baptist Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Senior Pastor Jon Becks sermon on Sunday will be 1 Peter 1:3-12. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information call 863452-6681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.First Baptist Church of Lake JosephineSEBRING Pastor Kevin Ahrens will preach on The Power of Three! Sunday evening he is continuing his series on The Armor of God. For more information, call 863-6551524. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine is at 111 Lake Josephine Drive.First Christian Church of Sebring Disciples of ChristSEBRING Sundays message is from 2 Timothy 2 1:7, Be Strong In The Grace, with Pastor Ron Norton. Greeting the congregation will be Mark McClary. Elders are Marla Null and Sharron Campbell. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 863-385-0352.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Rev. Darrell A. Peer will preach on Forgiveness from Luke 23:32-38 during Sundays service. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 863-385-0107 for information.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING The Sunday Morning Worship Experience sermon series, Davids Church, continues. Can it be possible that we can go to church and God not show up? It happened in Israel. They needed God to come down. What causes this problem to exist? And what we can do about it? The church will study What Happens When God Comes to Church?. Tuesday Home Bible Study looks at part 2 of theTribe of Gad. Grace Pointe Ministries meet at Sebring Hills Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. Call the church office at 863-6582534 or go to the web at email@example.com for directions.Memorial United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Pastor Tim Haas will preach on the subject, Becoming Empty, with the Scripture lesson from Philippians 2:3-13. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. Call 863-465-2422.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles sermon is titled The Lord is my Light and my Salvation based on Psalm 27:1-9. The churchs present location is The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. For more information, call 863-835-2405.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, A New Future, is taken from Jeremiah 32. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message. The Sept. 27 evening service will be the end-of-themonth sing followed by fellowship time. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 863-382-3552 for information.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr.s sermon topic will be Selective Memory. Biblical reference is from Exodus16:2-15.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake Presbyterian Church will have the Jackson Creek Band at a special worship service for National Back to Church Sunday on Sunday. Pastor John Davis will preach the sermon Why?; Scripture Matthew 18; 21-35. The church is at 5887 U.S. 98. Contact the church at 863655-0713 for additional information.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The pastors sermon on Sunday is Hold Fast to the Bible. Potluck follows the service. Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. SNAPSHOTS CHUR C H SERVICES Great things come in threes!Start and end your week with us!Wednesday. Friday. Sunday. www.newssunN EWS:SUNHighlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 19270
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B10 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, September 19, 2014 www.newssun.com TODAYVariable clouds, afternoon t-storms84 / 70Winds: NE at 4-8 mphA couple of showers and a t-storm84 / 71Winds: NE at 3-6 mphSATURDAYThundershower86 / 72Winds: S at 4-8 mphSUNDAYPartly sunny, a t-storm in the p.m.89 / 73Winds: S at 4-8 mphMONDAYClouds and sun with a thunderstorm89 / 71Winds: S at 3-6 mphTUESDAY High .............................................. 5:33 a.m. Low ............................................. 12:02 p.m. High .............................................. 6:08 p.m. Low ...................................................... none High ............................................ 12:53 a.m. Low ............................................... 5:22 a.m. High ............................................ 11:31 a.m. Low ............................................... 6:36 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 14.56 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Sunday .......................................... 92 Low Sunday ........................................... 67 High Monday ......................................... 95 Low Monday .......................................... 68 High Tuesday ......................................... 95 Low Tuesday .......................................... 68 High Wednesday .................................... 82 Low Wednesday ..................................... 66 Relative humidity .................................. 74% Expected air temperature ....................... 82 Makes it feel like .................................... 88 Monday ............................................... 29.98 Tuesday ............................................... 29.88 Wednesday ......................................... 29.85 Monday ............................................... 0.00 Tuesday ............................................... 0.00 Wednesday ......................................... 0.23 Month to date ..................................... 4.10 Year to date ....................................... 38.99Sunrise 7:13 a.m. 7:14 a.m. Sunset 7:26 p.m. 7:25 p.m. Moonrise 3:16 a.m. 4:07 a.m. Moonset 4:36 p.m. 5:14 p.m.Albuquerque 78/61/t 86/62/pc 79/61/t Atlanta 80/65/pc 79/62/pc 81/65/pc Baltimore 72/59/pc 79/60/pc 83/59/pc Birmingham 87/67/pc 84/64/pc 85/66/pc Boston 59/47/s 71/59/s 78/61/pc Charlotte 77/60/pc 80/58/pc 83/63/pc Cheyenne 84/51/pc 74/49/pc 72/51/t Chicago 73/61/pc 79/59/t 71/51/pc Cleveland 69/55/pc 78/64/pc 70/51/t Columbus 75/61/pc 82/68/pc 78/54/t Dallas 87/72/pc 89/72/pc 86/70/t Denver 86/55/pc 77/54/pc 78/56/t Detroit 67/54/pc 78/62/sh 70/48/c Harrisburg 70/58/pc 77/61/pc 81/57/pc Honolulu 90/75/s 91/76/s 91/77/s Houston 83/71/pc 87/72/pc 87/70/pc Indianapolis 73/56/pc 78/64/pc 74/51/t Jackson, MS 90/67/pc 90/67/s 89/67/pc Kansas City 83/68/pc 82/60/t 78/52/pc Lexington 77/61/pc 81/67/s 78/54/t Little Rock 84/67/pc 88/69/pc 88/66/t Los Angeles 81/65/pc 82/63/pc 83/65/pc Louisville 78/61/pc 83/67/s 79/55/t Memphis 83/65/pc 87/70/pc 85/65/c Milwaukee 70/61/pc 78/57/t 68/50/s Minneapolis 75/66/t 77/56/t 70/50/s Nashville 83/64/pc 83/67/s 79/59/t New Orleans 88/73/pc 88/73/pc 89/72/pc New York City 66/57/s 74/62/pc 80/63/pc Norfolk 77/67/pc 78/69/sh 80/68/pc Oklahoma City 88/67/pc 84/65/t 81/60/t Philadelphia 72/59/pc 79/61/pc 82/63/pc Phoenix 95/80/pc 96/80/pc 97/78/pc Pittsburgh 71/57/pc 77/62/pc 72/51/t Portland, ME 57/41/s 64/54/s 72/54/pc Portland, OR 79/56/c 87/61/s 90/59/s Raleigh 78/59/pc 80/60/pc 83/65/pc Rochester 64/52/pc 78/64/pc 72/49/sh St. Louis 79/65/pc 85/68/pc 80/56/c San Francisco 75/61/pc 75/61/s 74/61/pc Seattle 72/56/c 77/55/s 86/61/s Wash., DC 76/64/pc 82/65/pc 85/66/pc Cape Coral 85/71/t 81/71/t 85/72/t Clearwater 83/72/r 85/72/t 85/74/t Coral Springs 87/73/t 86/73/t 88/75/t Daytona Beach 85/70/t 84/70/c 87/70/t Ft. 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Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Remnant moisture from Odile will travel into eastern New Mexico and the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma today. The risk for ash ooding will stretch across these areas as heavy rain falls in a short amount of time. Showers and thunderstorms will be found across much of Texas as well. Across the Carolinas, a northeasterly ow will bring the threat for spotty showers along the coast and in the Appalachians. It will be damp across Georgia as well. A weak system will pass through the Upper Midwest. National Forecast for September 19 Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Variable cloudiness today with afternoon showers and thunderstorms. A shower or thunderstorm around this evening. A couple of showers and a thunderstorm tomorrow. Sunday: a shower or thunderstorm. Honolulu, Hawaii, has never been hotter than the 95 degrees reached on Sept. 19, 1994. Many believe that areas known for tropical climates must have extreme heat. Showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Winds northeast 4-8 mph. Expect 2-4 hours of sunshine with a 65% chance of precipitation and average relative humidity 80%. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. NewFirstFullLast Sept 24Oct 1Oct 8Oct 15 Today SaturdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 82/67 84/67 82/67 85/70 84/71 83/71 82/71 83/72 82/72 84/71 85/71 86/73 84/70 87/73 88/75 86/74 88/69 87/71 87/70 84/70 84/70 84/71 85/71 85/71 85/71 88/78 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHeat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayBarometer PrecipitationFive-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake Levels Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. Readings at Palm Beach Readings at St. Petersburg The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Jacksonville Gainesville Ocala Daytona Beach Orlando Winter Haven Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg Sarasota Fort Myers Naples Okeechobee West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami Tallahassee Apalachicola Key West Avon Park Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus Brighton PensacolaCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W WHAT BETTER TIME TO REPLACE YOUR CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING?? 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