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FORT PIERCETHE BEACHES LAKEWOOD PARK Vol. 17, No. 11 en-USFriday, Aug. 10, 2018 en-US@HometownNewsStLucie @hometownnewsslc @HometownNewsSLC 2822 S. U.S. #1, Fort Pierce (772) 466-7022The Original DISCOUNT FURNITURE LARGEST MATTRESS RETAILER OVER 45 DIFFERENT MATTRESSES TO CHOOSE FROM SEE OUR AD ON THE BACK COVER! TWIN MATTRESS from $69 EA. PC. FULL MATTRESS from $85 EA. PC.QUEEN MATTRESS from $99 EA. PC.KING MATTRESS from $99 EA. PC.PILLOW TOPTWIN MATTRESS from $85 EA. PC. FULL MATTRESS from $99 EA. PC.QUEEN MATTRESS from $115 EA. PC.KING MATTRESS from $115 EA. PC. EACH PIECE PRICES ARE SOLD IN SETS. KING SETS ARE 3 PIECES. MATTRESS ONLY ARE SLIGHTLY HIGHER Gertrude Walker, CFS, St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections 4132 Okeechobee Rd., Fort Pierce | 772-462-1500 Take Advantage of Early Voting for the Primary Election on August 28, 2018 Early Voting Dates and Times ~ Saturday, August 18 thru Saturday, August 25, 2018 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Orange Blossom Business Center 4132 Okeechobee Rd., Ft. Pierce Zora Neale Hurston Library 3008 Avenue D, Ft. Pierce Port St. Lucie Community Center2195 SE Airoso Blvd., Port St. LuciePort St. Lucie Civic Center 9221 SE Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie Paula A. Lewis Library 2950 SW Rosser Blvd, Port St. LucieEarly Voting Locations Dont Forget To Bring Photo ID en-USBACK TO SCHOOL 9en-USAll you need to know to en-US get prepared for this en-US school year! School en-US calendar, stories, en-US events and more! en-USARE YOU READY? en-USPRIMARY COVERAGE en-USLearn more about the en-US candidates running for en-US office in this week's en-US edition en-USARE YOU READY? LOOKING FOR A HOME 7 en-USWould you like to a playful en-US lap cat that is ready for a en-US family? Visit Dogs and en-US Cats Forever! en-USMEET BLU en-USINDEX Classified 16 Crossword en-US8 Horoscopes en-US13 Out & About 13 Police Report en-US5 Viewpoint en-US6 en-USCOMMUNITY CALENDARen-USSee community en-US activities on en-US page 3 and the en-US full listings en-US online: en-US hometownnewsen-US -en-US en-USHometown Newsen-US is asking all primary race en-US candidates to answer the same questions in en-US order to give readers the information needed to en-US make their best informed choices for the en-US upcoming St. Lucie County primary elections.en-US There are two candidates in the primary race en-US for the St. Lucie School Board District 3 seat: en-US sitting School Board member Dr. Donna en-US Mills and Mark Young.en-USFORT PIERCE -The city has temen-US -en-US porarily dismantled its Legal Departen-US-en-US ment in light of charges by some of its en-US employees that City Attorney James en-US Messer has allegedly created a hostile en-US working environment. en-US During a special City Commission en-US meeting held Aug. 1 to address the en-US issue, Mr. Messer measured his words en-US carefully while requesting the city en-US approve funding for his contractually en-US permitted outside counsel. en-US As Im sure everyone knows by en-US now, there have been allegations of a en-US hostile workplace against me, and my en-US recommendation on that point is that en-US this Commission direct the city manen-US -en-US ager to procure the services of an outen-US -en-US side agency that has some experience en-US in employment law to investigate this en-US matter, he said. I have no intention en-US of commenting on it other than to say en-US that there are two sides to every en-US story.en-US Mr. Messer found his explanation en-US cut short by the interruption of Comen-US -en-US missioner Reginald Sessions who en-US worried about the Commission conen-US-en-US tinuing the conversation with having St. Lucie en-USCounty Health en-US Department en-US Dental Hygienen-US-en-US ist Faten en-US Mustafa gives en-US five-year-old en-US Fabin Zanuien-US -en-US dio a check-up en-US at the Back to en-US School event en-US held at the en-US Fenn Center in en-US Fort Pierce.en-USSevin Bullwinkleen-US -en-US staff photographeren-USSt. Lucie County District en-US 3 School Board seaten-USCity en-US attorney en-US under fireen-USFort Pierce Attorney en-US James Messer seeks en-US outside counsel while city en-US scrambles to coordinate en-US legal mattersen-USBy Donald Rodrigueen-USFor Hometown News en-USSeeen-US en-US DISTRICT 3en-US, page 3en-US Seeen-US en-US ATTORNEYen-US page 2 en-USBack to school check ups en-USNEWS@HOMETOWNNEWSOL.COMen-USOur In Season calendars have en-US space for your festivals, en-US concerts, art shows, and more en-US from late Sept. to next April en-US you just need to send in the en-US info by Sept. 1. Email us at: en-USGOT AN EVENT?


en-US 2 en-USHometown Newsen-US is asking all primary race candidates to en-US answer the same questions in order to give readers the inforen-US -en-US mation needed to make their best informed choices for the en-US upcoming primary elections in Martin and St. Lucie counen-US -en-US ties.en-US There are three candidates in the primary race for circuit en-US judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit Group: Louis Lou Larsen-US-en-US en, Robert Bob Meadows and Nirlaine Smartt.en-US Louis Lou Larsenen-US What is your full name and age?en-US Louis Lou Larsen. I will turn 54 en-US two days before the primary election.en-US Where do you reside?en-US Stuarten-US Do you have family ties locally?en-US I live with my wife Catherine and en-US bulldog Buttercup. My son and daughen-US -en-US ter live out of town. My stepson lives en-US in Port St. Lucie. My mother is moven-US -en-US ing to an assisted living facility in Stuart near me.en-US What are your professional qualifications?en-US From offices in St. Lucie and Martin Counties, as a sole en-US practitioner and with partners and associates, I have been en-US practicing civil litigation and criminal law for over 26 years. I en-US have been practicing law longer than either of my opponents. en-US In 2004, I joined the 7 percent of all Florida lawyers when I en-US became a board-certified civil trial lawyer. I am the only en-US board-certified candidate in this race. I currently represent en-US individuals and businesses throughout the Treasure Coast and en-US in Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties. I handle a wide varien-US -en-US ety of matters besides civil and criminal litigation including en-US family law, wills and trusts, trademarks, copyrights, real estate en-US and business matters. I am admitted in six states, and the feden-US -en-US eral court which covers our circuit. A detailed resume is posted en-US on my campaign website My long, broad en-US based work history will allow me to perform my duties in any en-US assignment in our circuit.en-US What is the biggest issue concerning your community en-US right now and if elected, how do you plan on solving that en-US issue? en-US The nineteenth circuit needs diversity of experience on en-US the bench. Currently more than half of all our judges worked en-US as criminal prosecutors. Although criminal law experience en-US is important, the responsibilities of circuit judges include en-US much more than criminal cases. Large civil cases, divorces, en-US injuries, juvenile issues and estates are all on the docket. I en-US have experience in all of these areas and am ready to get to en-US work in any assignment on day one.en-US Robert B. Meadowsen-US What is your full name and age?en-US Robert B. Meadows, 60 years olden-US Where do you reside?en-US I live in Vero Beach.en-US Do you have family ties locally?en-US I have strong family ties to this en-US community. As a pioneer family in en-US Indian River and St. Lucie counties, I en-US am very proud of my families contrien-US -en-US butions. My father, my two siblings en-US and I were born in Vero. My son, two en-US of my grandchildren and my sister en-US live in Vero.en-US What are your professional qualifications?en-US No other candidate has the range and quality of experience en-US that I have. I was a local law enforcement officer for 16 years en-US and then became an attorney practicing at the state and federen-US -en-US al levels, giving me unique and diverse hands-on experience of en-US all aspects of the courtroom. This wide spectrum gives me a en-US solid foundation to be an excellent judge.en-US Education: undergraduate degree, Barry University, Miami; en-US Juris Doctor, Appalachian School of Law. en-US Employment History: local law enforcement officer for 16 en-US years; private practice attorney for 13 years covering criminal en-US law, family law and civil litigation. I am certified in both the en-US state and federal court systems. Im a member of the Indian en-US River Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, Federal Bar en-US Association, Indian River Tax Payers Association and the St. en-US Lucie County Chamber of Commerce.en-US What is the biggest issue concerning your community en-US right now and if elected, how do you plan on solving that en-US issue? en-US An issue facing the Judiciary known as the pipeline refers en-US to juveniles going from dropping out of school, in trouble, in en-US jail; beginning a cycle of lost in the system. This cycle cannot en-US be broken by the judiciary alone. There are diversionary proen-US -en-US grams in other jurisdictions that are having a positive effect on en-US our youth. I feel that the institution of the programs pertinent en-US to our communien-US ty should be looked at and implemented. As en-US a circuit court judge, my diversified experience in law en-US enforcement would give me the most unique perspective to en-US get involved in beginning to stop the cycle. en-US Nirlaine Smartten-US What is your full name and age? en-US en-US Nirlaine T. Smartt, age 51en-US Where do you reside?en-US Port Saint Lucieen-US Do you have family ties locally?en-US My local family ties consist of my en-US husband, Matthew J. Smartt, my chilen-US-en-US dren Adonis and Eliana Smartt, my en-US mother Clelia Louissaint, my father en-US Louis Damas Tallandier, and my sisen-US -en-US ter-in-law Chelsea Smartt.en-US What are your professional qualifications?en-US I hold a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Vaen-US nderbilt Univeren-US -en-US sity School of Law and I have been a licensed attorney for over en-US 24 years during which I have had experience on both sides of en-US the bench. I am currently serving the community as an assisen-US -en-US tant state attorney where I handle hundreds of felony cases. en-US During my entire career as an assistant state attorney, I have en-US prosecuted over 3,700 cases and tried over 50 jury and non-juen-US -en-US ry trials. Earlier in my career as an attorney I litigated cases en-US dealing with insurance defense, personal injury and family en-US law.en-US I have also had the honor to serve as a Saint Lucie County en-USjudge during which time I presided over and managed a docken-US -en-US et of thousands of cases dealing with county civil, traffic, colen-US-en-US lections and landlord tenant matters. I also presided over en-US criminal matters at first appearance hearings during which I en-US had to make a determination as to probable cause and set en-US bond amounts. My responsibilities as a judge also included en-US reviewing and issuing search warrants and handing down en-US decisions on a daily basis, evaluating each case on its own en-US merit while abiding by the rule of law.en-US What is the biggest issue concerning your community en-US right now and if elected, how do you plan on solving that en-US issue?en-US The Legislature and the Florida Supreme Court believe en-US have ruled that a candidate may state her views on constituen-US -en-US tional or statutory construction but not advocate opposition to en-US or support of political issues. I cannot make any pledge or en-US promise of my conduct in office other than the faithful and en-US impartial performance of the duties of the office, and I cannot en-US make statements which commit or appear to commit me with en-US respect to cases, controversies or issues that are likely to come en-US before me. As a judicial candidate, my duty is to uphold the en-US law regardless of my personal views.en-USCircuit Judge, 19th Judicial Circuit Group en-USLarsen en-USMeadows en-USSmartten-USits own access to legal advice other than en-US Mr. Messer.en-US Before we proceed any further, has our en-US liability company been contacted? he en-US asked City Manager Nick Mimms. en-US The city manager said he had not proen-US -en-US vided details to the citys insurance compaen-US-en-US ny due to the fact the Commission had yet en-US to authorize a formal investigation into the en-US accusations surrounding the city attorney. en-US He has placed three Legal Department en-US employees on administrative leave penden-US -en-US ing a decision on the investigation.en-US Actually we have not contacted them en-US with the details of this situation because en-US the investigation has not been issued at en-US this time, Mr. Mimms replied. We have en-US contacted them to make them aware of the en-US fact that we have a situation brewing. If an en-US investigation is issued, then we will defien-US-en-US nitely work in a more intimate capacity en-US with our insurance carrier.en-US Mr. Messer then continued his explanaen-US -en-US tion, reminding the city of his legal right to en-US an outside attorney paid for by the city en-US through the office of Finance Director en-US Johnna Morris.en-US I would request this Commission to en-US authorize Ms. Morris to pay those invoicen-US -en-US es, he added. Its my intent to contact an en-US attorney and provide guidance on this en-US matter. In order to continue with uninteren-US -en-US rupted legal services to the city, I request en-US this Commission to direct the city managen-US -en-US er to consult with me on the best way to do en-US that; I dont think that the legal services en-US provided to the city need to be impaired en-US because of this.en-US Commissioner Thomas Perona emphaen-US-en-US sized the matter was further complicated en-US by the fact that Mr. Messer was a charter en-US employee under direct Commission overen-US -en-US sight, while the city manager and Human en-US Resources Manager Kevin Browning proen-US -en-US vided oversight of the remaining legal staff. en-US Id like to hear from Human Resources en-US on that process because Im sure this is en-US something that has happened before in en-US other communities, and we need to have a en-US game plan, Commissioner Perona said. en-US Because the city attorney is a charter posien-US -en-US tion, it has to come from the Commission en-US itself, but still its covered under a Human en-US Resource plan of action, right? So it has to en-US come from us first before you can act in en-US any way? en-US Yes, you would give either Mr. Mimms en-US direction to direct me or an outside source en-US to do the investigation, Mr. Browning en-US responded. Usually any complaint or alleen-US-en-US gation comes to the appointing authority en-US or myself, and he directs me to conduct an en-US investigation. Now with this being a charen-US -en-US ter member officer, that would be almost en-US the same process, except for you [the en-US Board] would direct the investigation en-US through more than likely an outside en-US source.en-US Mayor Linda Hudson said she would en-US definitely prefer an outside investigation to en-US one directed by the Human Resources en-US Department in order to be fair to every en-US person involved.en-US I think we can discuss that right now, en-US how that should be -I myself would prefer en-US an outside investigator, she insisted. I en-US have reasons for that, mostly because at en-US least one of the people involved is in en-US Human Resources. en-US In response to the mayors comments, en-US Commissioner Sessions repeated his en-US request the Commission proceed with en-US prudence and seek guidance from the en-US Florida League of Cities on the issue. en-US They have an legal department, theyre en-US familiar with these types of issues, and now en-US we dont even have a lawyer, he said. In en-US light of all the parties involved, and the en-US issue of this being a charter division of our en-US city, and in light of what Im reading en-US here, this is not going to have a positive en-US outcome.en-US Commissioner Jeremiah Johnson agreed en-US with the need to utilize the legal arm of the en-US League of Cities but said the city still en-US lacked its own information on the alleged en-US incidents.en-US At least we can do the fact-gathering, en-US because right now we have some facts, but en-US thats all we have and its from one side, he en-US insisted. en-US In response to further questioning from en-US the Commission, Mr. Mimms described en-US the steps hed already taken after receiving en-US word of the allegations against the city en-US attorneys office. en-US We are in receipt of three written comen-USen-USAttorneyen-USFrom page 1en-US Seeen-US en-US ATTORNEYen-US page 7


en-US 3 Community calendar en-USFRIDAY, AUG. 10en-US en-US 'Project Linus' meets:en-US Project Linus en-US Martin St. Lucie counties is a non-profit en-US organization that provides homemade en-US blankets (knitted, crocheted, quilted, fleece) en-US to children (newborn to 18 years old) within en-US our community who are in need of comfort. en-US Meetings are held on the second Friday each en-US month (except July) from 10 a.m. until noon en-US at the Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, en-US Stuart. en-US For more information, contact Lana en-US at en-US en-US Contraption Faction:en-US 3 p.m., Zora Neale en-US Hurston Branch Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort en-US Pierce. Suited for grade 4 and higher, these en-US programs will focus on building games, en-US gadgets and robotics, including a session en-US with Legos. en-US For more information, call (772) en-US 462-2154 or visit en-US en-US or email, AUG. 11en-US en-US S.T.E.A.M. Power:en-US 2 p.m., Zora Neale en-US Hurston Branch Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort en-US Pierce. Ages 8 to 18 can participate in en-US hands-on activities that focus on science, en-US technology, engineering art and math. en-US For en-US more information, call (772) 462-2154 or en-USWhat is your full name en-US Donna Millsen-US Where do you Reside?en-US Port St. Lucie en-US What are your professional en-US Qualifications? en-US Associate in arts degree from IRSC, en-US 1995en-US Bachelor of arts degree in psycholen-US -en-US ogy from FAU, 1997 en-US Master of religious arts in theology en-US from Jacksonville Theological Semien-US -en-US nary, 1998 en-US Doctorate of religious philosophy in en-US Christian psychology from Jacksonen-US-en-US ville Theological Seminary, 2000. en-US E-certification as a state certified childcare director, 2014 en-US Received Florida real estate license, 2016en-US Received certification as a Certified Board member, 2018 en-US Do you have family ties locally? en-US I have been married for 39 years to the Rev. Kenneth Mills en-US Sr. who is a Fort Pierce native and graduate of Fort Pierce en-US Central High School. en-US Together we have four children who grew up in St. Lucie en-US County and graduated from SLC public schools. Our youngest en-US child graduated last year from Fort Pierce Central and IRSC en-US with an associate of arts degree. Our eldest child graduated en-US from Westwood High and IRSC at the same time through the en-US dual-enrollment program, went on to Howard University with en-US a full scholarship and graduated with a double degree. She en-US continued her education at Yale University and graduated en-US with a degree in law and now serves as a federal judge for the en-US Southern District of Florida while residing in SLC. en-US Our other two sons graduated from Lincoln Park Academy en-US and IRSC.en-US We are also the proud grandparents of three grandsons. en-US What is the biggest issue concerning your community en-US right now and if elected, how do you plan on solving that en-US issue? en-US Our biggest issue concerning our community right is maken-US -en-US ing sure our students are safe and receive the best education en-US possible. My goal is to make SLC Public School District the en-US best in the state. en-US In order to accomplish this goal, we must continue to en-US address the following areas:en-US Invest in technology to close the digital divide among high en-US schoolsen-US Invest in early childhood educationen-US We must be achievement focused on individual student en-US assessments, not high stakes testingen-US Make sure we continue to invest in career and technical en-US education programsen-US We must also advocate for higher salaries for teachers and en-US educatorsen-US We must increase parent involvement.en-US Last but not least, we must advocate in Tallahassee for the en-US funding needed for public school educationen-US What is your full name and age?en-US Mark Allyn Young, 47 years old.en-US Where do you reside?en-US I reside in Saint Lucie County en-US between the cities of Fort Pierce and en-US Port Saint Lucieen-US Do you have family ties locally?en-US My wife and I were married in en-US Fort Pierce in 1999. My three adopted en-US children are from the area.en-US What is the biggest issue conen-US -en-US cerning your community right en-US now and if elected, how do you en-US plan on solving that issue?en-US In my opinion, the biggest issue is education. My solution en-US includes working to protect students through increased securien-US -en-US ty, expanded mental health services and training on approprien-US -en-US ate boundaries between staff and students. It includes empowen-US -en-US ering parents by supporting school choice and listening to their en-US needs. Listening to teachers is also part of the solution, as is en-US supporting them in classroom management and efforts to en-US increase their pay. Finally, I will work to bring relevant skills en-US to our students, skills they can use in life and in our communien-US-en-US ty.en-USDistrict 3en-USFrom page 1 en-USMills en-USYoungen-USSeeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 8


en-US 4 en-USFORT PIERCE -The St. Lucie County en-US Commission managed to maintain the en-US 2019 millage rates at current levels despite en-US last-minute challenges and pleas from en-US Sheriff Ken Mascara for additional money en-US to fund state-mandated school resource en-US officers on every campus. en-US Commissioners voted unanimously July en-US 24 to approve the 8.8934 millage rate and en-US $534 million proposed budget with the en-US condition they would potentially revise en-US the latter in December depending on the en-US outcome of two November referendums. en-US In describing her difficulty in balancing en-US the budget this year without a millage en-US increase, Office of Management & Budget en-US Director Jennifer Hill emphasized that en-US operating expenses in the General and en-US Fine & Forfeiture funds were rapidly outen-US -en-US stripping revenues, the latter primarily en-US due to the Sheriffs need to pay for at least en-US 28 SROs during the 2018-19 school year. en-US From Fiscal Year 2010 through Fiscal en-US Year 2017, the county utilized $56 million en-US of the General Fund and Fine & forfeiture en-US Fund fund balance, averaging $7 million en-US per year, she said. At the end of Fiscal en-US Year 17, the fund balance in the General en-US Fund and the Fine & Forfeiture Fund was en-US roughly half of what we had in 2010. The en-US $55.6 million left at the beginning of this en-US year includes $36.5 million for the counen-US -en-US tys reserve policies including 16.5 million en-US for emergency reserves, $14 million for en-US budget stabilization and $6 million for en-US transportation infrastructure reserves. en-US Some of this reserve is being utilized this en-US year and is not being replenished at this en-US time.en-US Nearly $4 million of those funds will be en-US needed to balance the 2018-19 Fiscal Year en-US Budget, a fact County Administrator en-US Howard Tipton alluded to when explainen-US -en-US ing the challenges that made this particuen-US -en-US lar budget difficult, such as a voter referen-US -en-US endum this fall on an additional $25,000 en-US homestead exemption. en-US This year in particular has been one of en-US the more challenging that I can recall in en-US regards to the number of large impacts en-US from ballot initiatives, as well as dealing en-US with additional unfunded state mandates, en-US he said. Additional property tax exempen-US -en-US tion is a potential huge black cloud en-US towards meeting the Boards goals. The en-US countys $3 billion worth of roads, $1 bilen-US -en-US lion worth of buildings and our other en-US facilities like canals and culverts have seen en-US the amount of deferred maintenance en-US increasing. If not addressed, this will only en-US grow more expensive over time.en-US Mr. Tipton insisted the county needed en-US financial contributions from the St. Lucie en-US County School Board and other sources in en-US order to continue funding the cost of placen-US -en-US ing an SRO on every public school camen-US -en-US pus.en-US When most counties have at least a en-US 50/50 share of the cost with the school en-US board for school resource officers, in 2010 en-US the county stepped up to fill a gap in the en-US funding and has been funding almost 90 en-US percent of the school resource officer en-US costs, he said. Since that time, the county en-US has spent more than $18 million in supen-US -en-US port of keeping our children and teachers en-US safe. Providing for the safety of our chilen-US -en-US dren and teachers remains the responsible en-US thing to do, but it is not the sole responsien-US-en-US bility of this County Commission. There en-US are others like the School Board, our city en-US partners and state agencies who must bear en-US a larger share of this responsibility going en-US forward.en-US Sheriff Mascara addressed the Board en-US during the hearing, thanking the Comen-US -en-US mission for the $3.3 million in funding it en-US offered him during the budget workshops en-US but pleading with them to still raise at en-US least his part of the millage rate to help en-US him meet this years SRO need.en-US With what you gave us two weeks ago, en-US were still about $2.2 million short to make en-US this budget healthy and what we need to en-US keep the deputies in the schools, he said. en-US Im willing to bear a slight increase in the en-US Fine & Forfeiture Fund to get us through en-US this point so we can have these discussions en-US with the School Board and with both cities en-US to see how were going to divvy up this liaen-US -en-US bility, which next year is going to be $7.8 en-US million. If you dont do that today and en-US were stuck with the $3.3 million we disen-US -en-US cussed two weeks ago, our operation is en-US going to be somewhat diminished in the en-US services that we offer our community. en-US St. Lucie Schools Superintendent E. en-US Wayne Gent also spoke at the meeting, en-US claiming the School Board had already en-US provided the Sheriff $400,000 from its Safe en-US School Allocation and would also be passen-US-en-US ing on funding it received from the state as en-US part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas en-US High School Public Safety Act.en-US The legislature did allocate to St. Lucie en-US County $1.2 million in revenue that came en-US to the School District, he said. Every en-US dime of that will go to the Sheriffs Office, en-USon top of the $400,000, which would be en-US $1.6 million. But pending our board en-US approval, we can offer another $400,000, en-US which would put that at $2 million, and en-US that would be about 23 officers. en-US Sheriff Mascara acknowledged the en-US School Boards efforts but asked for the en-US countys assistance in soliciting financial en-US contributions from Fort Pierce and Port en-US St. Lucie, as well as repeating his calls to en-US raise the millage rate.en-US So with Mr. Gents $400,000, were still en-US about $2 million short, and I would en-US respectfully beg you borrow or steal that en-US money somehow, someway, to get us en-US through this year, or as I mentioned, en-US increase the Fine & Forfeiture millage rate en-US so we could facilitate these discussions in en-US other cities, he said. We have two cities en-US -if we can get them to throw in a million en-US each, we can get through this year.en-US When calling the vote for the motion in en-US which the Commission ignored the Sheren-US -en-US iffs final millage pleas, Chairwoman en-US Hutchinson said she would accompany en-US the Sheriff on his mission to seek SRO en-US funding from the countys largest municien-US -en-US palities. en-US I will be more than happy to go with en-US you and sit down with both city managers en-US and/or their mayors and ask for their supen-US-en-US port, she said. I truly believe that a one-en-US time/one-year [contribution] from both en-US cities will get us there and I dont think en-US thats asking too much of either one.en-US The Commission will also have to furen-US -en-US ther tweak its approved budget in Decemen-US -en-US ber if voters do not pass the one-half cent en-US sales tax initiative on the November ballot en-US for infrastructure repair. Mr. Tipton en-US warned commissioners early on in the en-US hearing of the severity of the problem it en-US faced with the $85 million backlog in such en-US projects. en-US The County has a 75-year road resuren-US -en-US facing and maintenance program, which en-US without additional revenue from our sales en-US tax or another additional resource, well en-US see our $3 billion worth of roads turn to en-US dirt literally, he exclaimed. The largest en-US portion of these are related to our crumen-US-en-US bling infrastructure, and the success of the en-US sales tax referendum is the single most en-US important thing we should be working en-US towards this November. If it is not successen-US -en-US ful, this Board will come back in Decemen-US-en-US ber and realign the proposed budget to en-US put the necessary funding into roads, en-US drainage and bridges, and these will have a en-US very negative impact felt across the board en-US and across all the agencies we fund.en-US As part of its initial budget approval en-US process, the Commission also approved en-US the dates of Sept. 6 and Sept. 20 for the en-US final public hearings on the 2018-19 Fiscal en-US Year Budget. Both meetings will begin at 6 en-US p.m. in the Commission Chambers locaten-US -en-US ed in the Roger Poitras Administration en-US Annex at 2300 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce. FRIDAY AUGUST 10 12 NOONFREE ADMISSION DR. CAREY MINTEER CONTROLLING THE AIR POTATO MONTHLYLECTURESERIES2NDFRIDAY OF EACH MONTH DR. CAREY MINTEER UF ENTOMOLOGY 480 N. 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en-US 5 en-USPort St. Lucie Police en-US Department en-USMondley Saturne, 19, of SE Lakehurst Drive, en-US Port St. Lucie, was arrested July 27 and en-US charged with possession of marijuana over 20 en-US grams, and hit and run failure to remain at en-US crash involving serious bodily injury. en-US Adelcy Innocent, 18, of SW Lennard Road, en-US Port St. Lucie, was arrested July 28 and en-US charged with grand theft larceny greater than en-US $300 and less than $5,000. en-US Aliyah Wilder, 18, of SW Lennard Road, Port en-US St. Lucie, was arrested July 28 and charged en-US with grand theft larceny greater than $300 and en-US less than $5,000. en-US Nicholas Brown, 22, of NW Greenwich Place, en-US was arrested July 30 and charged with battery en-US by strangulation as domestic violence, and en-US trespassing. en-US Neil Kalicharan, 31, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested July 31 and charged cruelty towards en-US child abuse without great bodily harm, baten-US -en-US tery, resisting officer without violence, and en-US obstructing justice tampering in 2nd degree en-US felony proceeding.en-US Felix Molina, 32, of SW 170th Avenue, Indien-US-en-US antown, was arrested July 31 and charged with en-US possession of marijuana with the intent to sell/en-US manufacture/deliver, and possession of synen-US-en-US thetic narcotic with intent to sell/manufacture/en-US deliver. en-USFort Pierce Police Department en-USAnwtan Anderson, 35, of G Terrace, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested July 27 and charged with en-US aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, child en-US neglect without great bodily harm, and driving en-US while license suspended (habitual offender). en-US Tyler Breuninger, 23, of SW Jericho Avenue, en-US Fort Pierce, was arrested July 28 and charged en-US with driving under the influence BAC .15 or en-US higher or with person under 18.en-US Christopher Vaca, 30, of S. Lakes End Drive, en-US Fort Pierce, was arrested July 28 and charged en-US with battery by strangulation as domestic vioen-US -en-US lence. en-US Patrick St. Jean, 37, of Georgia Avenue, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested July 30 and charged with en-US felony crime against person to commit act to en-US cause death. en-US Jenna Etienne, 29, of Avenue D, Fort Pierce, en-US was arrested July 30 and charged with aggraen-US -en-US vated battery with a deadly weapon. en-US Sarah OBrien, 33, of Fort Pierce, was arresten-US-en-US ed August 1 and charged with possession of a en-US controlled substance and possession of drug en-US paraphernalia. en-US Alexus Baker, 20, of N. 16th Street, was en-US arrested August 2 and charged with aggravaten-US -en-US ed battery offender knew or should have en-US known victim was pregnant, cruelty towards en-US child abuse without great bodily harm. en-US William Gilliard, 46, of N. 18th Street, was en-US arrested August 2 and charged with felony baten-US -en-US tery.en-USSt. Lucie County Sheriffs en-US Officeen-USJohn Amato, 50, of 46th Avenue, Vero Beach, en-US was arrested July 27 and charged with possesen-US-en-US sion of cocaine, possession of drug parapheren-US -en-US nalia, and driving under the influence. en-US Bidjoury Jean-louis, 18, of Executive Center en-US Drive, West Palm Beach, was arrested July 27 en-US and charged with burglary of an unoccupied en-US structure unarmed. en-US James Deneus, 22, of Evergreen Drive, Lake en-US Park, was arrested July 27 and charged with en-US burglary of an unoccupied structure unarmed.en-US Sheldon Belnavis, 40, of Woods Island Ciren-US -en-US cle, Port St. Lucie, was arrested July 28 and en-US charged with aggravated assault with a deadly en-US weapon without intent to kill, and battery. en-US Michael Kelly, 53, of Columbrina Circle, Port en-US St. Lucie, was arrested July 28 and charged en-US with battery by strangulation as domestic vioen-US -en-US lence, and battery on a person 65 years of age en-US or older. en-US Gilliam Turner, 56, of Barney Jenkins Road, en-US Felton, Delaware, was arrested July 28 and en-US charged with battery, false imprisonment kiden-US-en-US napping, and hit and run leaving the scene of en-US a crash involving damaged property. en-US Dennis James, 37, of St. Benedicts Road, en-US Fort Pierce, was arrested July 29 and charged en-US with possession of a weapon/firearm/ammo by en-US a convicted felon. en-US Maurice Byars, 19, of SW Hammock Avenue, en-US Port St. Lucie, was arrested July 30 and en-US charged with possession of marijuana over 20 en-US grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia. en-US Onida Watler, 28, of SE Apppamattox Teren-US -en-US race, Port St. Lucie, was arrested July 30 and en-US charged with possession of marijuana over 20 en-US grams, possession of a controlled substance, en-US and possession of drug paraphernalia. en-US James Brockman 44, of SE Huffman Road, en-US Port St. Lucie, was arrested July 30 and en-US charged with possession of marijuana over 20 en-US grams, possession of marijuana with intent to en-US sell/manufacture/deliver, possession of a conen-US -en-US trolled substance, and possession of drug paren-US-en-US aphernalia. en-US Leah Davis, 19, of W College Park Road, en-US Port St. Lucie, was arrested July 31 and en-US charged with possession of marijuana over 20 en-US grams, possession of marijuana under 20 en-US grams, possession of a controlled substance, en-US and possession of drug paraphernalia. en-US Thomas Boardman, 31, of N. 44th Street, en-USFort Pierce, was arrested July 31 and charged en-US with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. en-US Norman Feller, 20, NW East Torino Parkway, en-US Port St. Lucie, was arrested July 31 and en-US charged with possession of a controlled suben-US -en-US stance. en-US Tayovious Hullet, 27, of Kaufman Avenue, en-US Fort Pierce, was arrested August 1 and en-US charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle. en-US Genaro Jimenez, 38, of NE Cullman Court, en-US Port St. Lucie, was arrested August 1 and en-US charged with possession of cocaine with intent en-US to sell/manufacture/deliver, possession of marien-US-en-US juana under 20 grams, and possession of drug en-US paraphernalia. en-US Cinnamon Rawls, 43, of Perfect Drive, Port en-US St. Lucie, was arrested August 2 and charged en-US with felony battery (2nd or subsequent offense). en-US Sherry Smiley, 23, of E. University Bouleen-US-en-US vard, Melbourne, was arrested August 2 and en-US charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle. en-US Marco Paez, 29, of Wood Island Circle, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested August 2 and charged en-US with resisting officer with violence, crime en-US against person corruption by threat against en-US public servant or family, and resisting officer en-US without violence. en-USPolice reporten-USEditors note: en-USThis is a list of arrests, not en-US convictions, and all arrestees are presumed en-US innocent unless or until proven guilty in a en-US court of law. 2708 S. US Highway 1 Fort Pierce, FL 34982 Make an Appointment (772) 468-1000 CALL TODAY! START LIVING YOUR LIFE AGAIN!!! Do You Suffer From Knee Pain? 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en-USVIEWPOINTen-USFRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2018 en-US FORT PIERCEen-US WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSSLC.COM PAGE 6 Published weekly by Hometown News, L.C., 5059 Turnpike Feeder Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34951 Copyright 2018, Hometown News, L.C.Voted # 1 Community Newspaper in America in 2005, 2006, 2007. One of the top 3 in America every year since 2003. Farris Robinson ...................................President Vernon D. Smith .................................. Managing Partner Don Hornbeck ..................................... Regional Circulation Manager Flora Wilkerson ................................... Circulation Administrator Robin Bevilacqua ................................ Human Resources Annita Ferrante ................................... Account Receivable Amanda Wheaton .............................. Credit & Collections Kathy Young ........................................ Major/Natl. Accounts Manager Julie Cleveland ..................................... 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Paginator Phone (772) 465-5656 Fax (772) 465-5301Classified (800) 823-0466 Rants & Raves (866) 465-5504Circulation Inquiries 1-866-913-6397 circulation@hometownnewsol.comFORT PIERCE en-USRantsen-US & en-USRaves en-USGot something to say? en-USEmail the Hometown Rants & Raves at en-USnewsfp@hometownnewsol.comen-USThe Rants and Raves section provides a chance for readers to share their thoughts with en-US other readers. The opinions included are not those of Hometown News or its employees.en-USPlease limit your submissions to 250 words, so that we can include more entries. en-US Readers are asked to refrain from making slanderous or libelous statements. en-USWhere is Congress?en-USA frequent question today is: where is en-US Congress? Where is Congress and what are en-US they doing about the president's latest repreen-US -en-US hensible mandate that the ACLU take on en-US responsibilities in this sinful chaos brought en-US about by Trump's shameful treatment of en-US immigrant families seeking asylum?en-US Because this is written days before it will en-US be published, the matter may be moot, as en-US wiser, more stable minds may have again en-US pulled the president from the precipice of en-US disaster.en-US The president's unlawful actions in blanen-US-en-US ket refusal of asylum to thousands of our en-US desperate neighbors to our south, and his en-US zero tolerance stance on immigration has en-US torn families apart and done irreparable en-US damage to them. A product of a Christian en-US (Catholic) education, I heard early and en-US often, "The family is the basic unit of socien-US -en-US ety." Because of the current president's disen-US -en-US regard for any people or persons who do not en-US meet his criteria for acceptance to his limiten-US -en-US ed and pigment dominated ideas, he has en-US treated people, running from unbearable en-US oppression and danger as less than his equal. en-US True, the president is not their equal, en-US because he has been blessed with American en-US citizenship and a charmed life. Can you see en-US him fleeing the conditions in Honduras or en-US Guatemala with his family? Instead of en-US devoting time and resources to fix the proben-US -en-US lem caused entirely by his prejudice and en-US incompetence, he continues to bluster about en-US his importance and plows ahead with his en-US dictator regime.en-US The truth of the two party system is evien-US -en-US dent: whoever has the majority is in charge, en-US today, that is Trump and his Republican en-US party. In the 60 years I have had the responen-US-en-US sibility and honor to be an American voter, I en-US have never seen such continual obstruction en-US of justice of our Democracy. There are en-US intelligent men and woman patriots, why en-US haven't they stood up to this despot?en-USGrateful for a caring veten-USWe would like thank Dr. Valerie Biehl, en-US Veterinarian, for her caring, comforting and en-US unique ability to take a tense situation and en-US make all involved as comfortable as they en-US could be. She had the daunting task of euthen-US -en-US anizing our beloved little poodle of 15 years en-US and was so gentle, soft and caring. Never in en-US a rush or hurry, just wanting us to be ready en-US and performed her duty with great respect en-US for our little life partner and comfort for us en-US in our home. This was a difficult time and en-US East Coast Vet Services eased the pain greaten-US -en-US ly. Thank you.en-USCharter schoolsen-USI write to thank you for the coverage on en-US charter schools (Martin County edition, en-US July 13).en-US The article put to rest some misunderen-US -en-US standings about them: a.) they are public en-US schools (not private schools as objectors en-US stated), b.) the already approved Treasure en-US Coast Classical Academy is not designed as en-US a religious school.en-US We know the school board approved the en-US creation of a Barney Charter School Initiaen-US-en-US tive back in June. Were a comparison to be en-US made on the effectiveness of charter schools en-US it needs to be done on the Barney Initiative en-US type schools throughout the country. I am en-US sure the results would demonstrate the en-US rigor, complexity and breadth of their curen-US -en-US riculum would surpass that of public en-US schools in general.en-US An objector states he does not want his en-US money spent on classical education. For en-US anyone to refuse a classical education choice en-US is perplexing, to say the least. And thank en-US goodness the school is not forced to adhere en-US to the failed Common Core which is being en-US pulled from school districts in many parts of en-US the country for its one size fits all, lock-en-US step approach to teaching.en-US I commend the reportage on this importen-US -en-US ant topic as it presented both sides fairly. en-US Parents look to charter schools as a means of en-US offering them a choice for their children. en-US Why anyone want to deny them a free en-US choice in a liberty loving society?en-USVote on the greyhound en-US racing amendmenten-USMy rave is for the Constitution Revision en-US Committee who has given voters the opporen-US -en-US tunity to phase out greyhound dog racing! en-US After many years of failed attempts at en-US reform by the Legislature, including banen-US -en-US ning anabolic steroids, requiring injury en-US reporting and removing dog racing from en-US the gambling industry, the voters will now en-US have a say in the matter. The grievances with en-US this industry are many including confineen-US-en-US ment in stacked metal cages not large en-US enough for them to fully stand up for more en-US than 20 hours a day, positive testing for en-UScocaine and according to state records, a en-US dog dying on average every three days. This en-US is unacceptable to Floridians who love their en-US dogs. Additionally, its a burden on the State en-US costing the State between $1 million to $3.3 en-US million annually according to a study comen-US -en-US missioned by the Legislature. Please vote en-US YES on Amendment 13 on November 6! en-USPolice, please readen-USOn the Green River Parkway between en-US Walton Road and Jensen Beach Boulevard en-US the violent road rage thats constantly en-US happening driving on this road on a daily en-US basis has got to stop. In the last two weeks I en-US have been almost killed by two different en-US drivers Im 57 years old and drive a very en-US nice new car. I usually drive 44 mph (speed en-US limit is 40 mph) and they get right on my en-US bumper about 2 inches away and it appears en-US to me they are trying to force me off the en-US road. Police, please patrol more or someone en-US is going to get killed one day. This has got to en-US stop. en-USKeep your pets at homeen-USWhy on Earth must people bring their en-US pets to the grocery store, the donut shop, the en-US book store and even to restaurants. It is disen-US -en-US gusting that so many owners think that the en-US public wants to deal with THEIR animals en-US while out running errands or shopping or en-US eating. Please keep them home. A service en-US animal is one thing, but bringing Fido or en-US Buster to shop for milk and bread is just en-US plain ignorant. en-USSevin Bullwinkle/staff photographeren-USThe 11th Annual Back To School Expo was held at Havert L. Fenn en-US Center in Fort Pierce on Saturday, August 4. Parents were offered en-US one stop access to valuable family resources and services. Here, en-US St. Lucie Public Schools Chief Communications Officer Kerry Paden-US-en-US rick shares information with Gladys, 9, Yulisa, 5, and their mother en-US Concepcion Lopez. en-USAlmost time for school


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en-US 8 en-USA en-UScomplaint I hear often is "The en-US internet is down. Every time en-US someone says that to me I cant help en-US but picture in my mind computers all over en-US the world stopped in their tracks and en-US displaying some type of error. Email en-US messages no longer bouncing from node to en-US node, Netflix accounts standing still with a en-US hourglass spinning and turning, Google en-US searches stalled and coming up empty. en-US What exactly do you mean the internet is en-US down? I ask (usually while looking at a fully en-US functioning internet connection at my desk). en-US I know that people count on the internet for en-US so much but when one facet of the internet en-US stops working does it really mean that the en-US whole internet is down? No, not quite. I en-US imagine its kind of like dialing a phone en-US number and getting a fast busy signal or a en-US message saying that the number you are en-US trying to reach is not available. Does that en-US mean the phone system is down? No, its just en-US a problem connecting to that phone number. en-US Or another way to look at it is seeing a Road en-US Closed sign at the end of the street. Does en-US that mean the entire highway system is en-US down? No, not quite. en-US When someone calls me and says that the en-US internet is down I know I have to do some en-US question asking to determine exactly what en-US they mean by that statement. Just what en-US problem are they having exactly to lead them en-US to believe that the internet is down?en-US Most of the time, after asking a few simple en-US questions and listening closely to the en-US answers, the problem is one website that the en-US caller is trying to access. They click a en-US shortcut and the hourglass starts to twirl en-US until it finally times out and displays an en-US error message that the page cannot be en-US displayed but does this mean that the en-US internet is really down? en-US I usually ask them to try accessing another en-US site if they were trying to access en-US and got that message I ask them to try en-US Google. If they were trying to access Google en-US then I ask them to try Yahoo. Usually they en-US are unable to access one page but are able to en-US access the other showing clearly that the en-US internet is indeed up. Or maybe its an en-US email problem they try to access email but en-US get an error message. Sure I know its en-US frustrating when something people rely on en-US every day suddenly stops working but to en-US declare that the internet is down goes a en-US little overboard as the problem is usually not en-US as severe. en-US So, how does one figure out what is really en-US going on? Well there are a lot of tools and en-US techniques out there that can be used to en-US discover the extent of the problem and one of en-US my favorite tools can be used to check the en-US status of a particular site and that tool is en-US called en-US The idea behind the site is that it is someen-US -en-US times difficult to determine if a problem en-US accessing a particular web address is a local en-US problem (that is a problem with the local en-US computer from which you are trying to en-US access the site) or a problem with the web en-US address you are trying to reach.en-US When you have a problem accessing a web en-US address try going to en-US www.DownForEveryoneen-US-en-US en-US (no hyphens). If the site opens en-US then you know right off the bat that the en-US internet is not down but rather you are en-US having a problem accessing a site (kind of en-US like dialing a phone number and getting a en-US fast busy signal).en-US If en-US DownForEveryoneOrJustMe.comen-US does en-US open, then type in the web address you are en-US trying to reach and hit enter, en-US DownForEveryen-US-en-US oneOrJustMe.comen-US will try to access that site en-US and display either Its just you if the site is en-US able to access the site or it will display Its en-US not just you if it cant access the site.en-US That little bit of information is invaluable en-US when it comes to troubleshooting a connecen-US -en-US tivity issue with a web address.en-US acts like en-US a friend you can call to ask if they can access en-US a particular web site. If it says the problem is en-US just you then you can aim your trouble en-US shooting efforts in the direction of your en-US machine. If the message comes back saying en-US its not just you then you know there is en-US nothing you can do about it from your end en-US and to just wait. That can save a lot of wasted en-US time troubleshooting a problem you have no en-US control over. en-US Sean McCarthy fixes computers. He can be en-US reached at 888-752-9049 or en-US help@Compuen-US -en-US en-US (no hyphens). Answers Located in the Classied Section 'Why is my internet down?' COMPUTE THIS en-USSEAN MCCARTHY en-USemail en-US, AUG. 14en-US en-US Weekly Storytime Jam:en-US Tuesdays at en-US 10:30 a.m., Zora Neale Hurston Branch en-US Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. en-US Designed for ages 2-5, this interactive en-US program will have your young ones clapping, en-US dancing, singing and listening to stories each en-US week. en-US For more information, call (772) 462-en-US 2154 or visit en-US en-US or en-US email en-US en-US Celebrate Recovery:en-US 7-9:30 p.m., en-US Fairlawn Baptist Church, 3003 Rhode Island en-US Ave., Fort Pierce. A free, Christ-centered en-US recovery program offered every Tuesday en-US evening. en-US For more information, call (772) en-US 461-0814.en-GBWEDNESDAY, AUG. 15en-GB en-GB Care for Caregivers support group: en-GB 6:30-8 p.m., third Wednesday each month, en-GB Suncoast Mental Health Center, 2814 S. U.S. en-GB 1, Suite D4, Fort Pierce. A support group for en-GB individuals, family members and others who en-GB play the role of caregiver to a person who en-GB struggles with a mental illness. The groups en-GB facilitator is volunteer mental health en-GB advocate Diego Gonzalez. en-GB For more en-GB information, contact Diego Gonzalez at en-GB (772) 577-4024, en-GB, en-GB or en-GB visit en-GB en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 3


en-US 9 HELP. STARTS. HERE. DIAL 2-1-1OR TEXT YOUR ZIP CODE TO 898-211to get connected to community services and programs that can assist you & your family!FREE & CONFIDENTIAL 24 HOUR A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK!Crisis Intervention Food Healthcare Childcare Mental Health Concerns Domestic Violence Unemployment Substance Abuse Bullying Veteran Aair Family Counselling and more... 211TreasureCoast .org St. Lucie County SheriKen J. Mascara asks that you watch for buses and students riding bikes or walking to schoolBICYCLE SAFETY: Ride in well-lit areas and never take shortcuts. Always wear a helmet when riding. Helmets should t properly and the straps should always be fastened.SCHOOL BUS SAFETY: Children should know their bus number. Children should know their telephone number and address. Parents/guardians should visit the bus stop with their child. For all emergencies call 9-1-1www.StLucieSheri.comKen J. Mascara, Sheri


en-US 10 When it comes to childhood disorders, you dont have to feel alone...We are here to help you carefully customize a program for your childs individual needs.Office Location: 1948 SE PSL BLVD. PSL, FL772-342-1435Behavior-Based InterventionAutistic Spectrum And Related Disorders, Childhood Syndromes, Cognitive/ learning Disabilities, Speech, Language, Oral-motor And Feeding Disorders, Sensory Integration & Processing Impairments,Daily Living/Self-care Deficits, Attention Deficits, Motor And Handwriting Impairments November & AssociatesRosemarie November, M.A. CCC-SLP Speech-Language PathologistChild Speech-Language & Developmental Center Se Habla Espaol Follow Us On FacebookSpeech-Language Therapy Educational Tutoring Social GroupsOccupational TherapyProviders of Interactive Metronome, The Listening Program and Fast ForWord!Maximizing Every Childs Potential for Over 20 Years! St. Lucie County Sheri Ken J. Mascara welcomes students and teachers back to schoolFollow these safety tips for motorists, parents, and children.DRIVERS: Be patient. Use headlights during dawn hours and low light conditions. Follow posted speed limits in and around school zones. WALKING TO AND FROM SCHOOL AND BUS STOPS: Plan a walking route with your child before school starts. Tell them to stay away from parks, vacant lots, elds and other places where there arent many people around. Be sure your child walks to and from school with a sibling, friend or neighbor. Avoid horseplay. Never run out into the streets or cross in between parked cars.Ken J. Mascara, Sheri For all emergencies call First Day of School and Last Day of School No School Early ReleaseNotes: _________________ _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ Offered by: AUGUST 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 SEPTEMBER 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 BACK-TO-SCHOOL 2018-2019 STUDENT SCHEDULE AUGUST-JANUARY School District of St. Lucie County Calendar courtesy of: http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.usTesting TBA OCTOBER 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NOVEMBER 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DECEMBER 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 JANUARY 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31


en-US 11 KUTZ 4 KIDS1st Child .........$4 2nd Child .........$3 3rd Child ......FREE 360 GYMNASTICS 360 Gymnastics is located in the Wedgewood Shopping Center in Stuart on US1 and Indian Street. If you would like more information about the gym. Visit them or on Facebook. (772)221-0205 or Where Every Child is a Star!Local Gym Brings Big Names to the area If you have a child taking classes or happen to utilize the walking/running track that surrounds the gym, chances are you saw an Olympian, World Champion, or Olympic Coach working with 360s coaches and top athletes. By always striving to oer the best gymnastics, what started as a little gym in Stuart, has caught the attention of some big names in this amazing sport. Kelli Hill (Olympic Coach), Kayla Williams (2009 World Champion on Vault), Ryan Goen (Finland National Team Head Coach), Chelle Stack (1988 Olympian and Brevet Judge), Dan Baker (National Team Sta), Darrell Pucciarello (Ballet Master and Choreographer) have all made appearances over the last year at 360 Gymnastics. The hard work and dedication of the coaches, sta, and athletes has been able to give kids who love gymnastics opportunities of a lifetime. 360 Gymnastics was founded on the belief that love and passion for the sport can allow you to set goals with no limits. The gym is coming up on its 7 year anniversary and has already had 4 athletes make it to the Olympic Training Center just last year with 4 more expected to make it this year for National Testing. In addition, we have an athlete attending a Developmental Invite camp and 3 athletes attending an Elite Qualier in Myrtle Beach this December. Their Junior Olympic program Levels 1-10 have also been extremely successful with close to a hundred State and Regional titles as well as a athlete that qualied to Level 10 JO Nationals this year! We appreciate the journey as well as the destination and pride ourselves on quality verses quantity. We strive to maximize each athletes potential in the sport regardless of ability so every child feel accomplished. As proud as they are of their competitive team, the heart and soul of 360 Gymnastics is in their beginner program. They believe in high standard coaching and developing the person, not just the athlete. Starting from as little as walking, they have Mommy and Me, preschool, school age, tumbling, and ninja classes. Our coaches hope to serve as positive role models to the kids we teach and help develop a love of the sport for generations to come. Back to School First Day of School and Last Day of School No School Early Release Testing Dates TBANotes: __________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ Offered by: FEBRUARY 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 JUNE 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 BACK-TO-SCHOOL 2018-2019 STUDENT SCHEDULE FEBRUARY-JUNE School District of St. Lucie County Calendar courtesy of: MARCH 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 MAY 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 APRIL 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Lakewood Park United Methodist Church5405 Turnpike Feeder Rd Fort Pierce, FL 34951 772-465-1187FREE Violin ClassesRegister August 23, 2018Family Life Center Building. 5 pm Beginning 6pm Intermediate 7 pm Advanced OrchestraChildren ages 8-18, parents and adults welcome to participate. Violin rental information provided upon registration. Excellent opportunity to have fun and learn this beautiful instrument. Hope to see you August 23rd for registration.Diane Float, Orchestra Director 772-345-2933


en-US 12 2500 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34981 | (772) 460-2220 1301 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34952 | (772) 398-1388 4000 20th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 | (772) 770-0090 715 Colorado Ave., Stuart, FL 34994 | (772) 287-1300 Florida Based. Florida Focused. Offer expires August 31, 2018. Programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice and maybe withdrawn at any time. Deposit must be new funds. Promotional rate applies to new funds only. Existing balances or transfers from existing accounts do not qualify for this promotion. Promotion excludes Public Funds CDs. Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is accurate as of date of publication. Early withdrawal penalty applies; fees may reduce earnings. 1. Minimum opening deposit of $10,000 will earn 2.37% APY. Advertised rate applicable to initial 12-month term only. CD will automatically renew to a standard 12-month CD term at the current rate and APY available at that time. BauerFinancial is a registered trademark. 7432 0718 To learn more, call 1.877.378.4297, stop by your local FCB banking center or visit Promo Rate with minimum $10,000 of new fundsrAPY1 fntbb At Florida Community Bank better banking means great rates, convenient locations and personalized service. With 50 banking centers across the state, FCB is committed to ensuring that exceptional banking is right around the corner come experience the way banking should be! t TREASURE COAST With each new en-USschool year comes a brand-new set of suben-US -en-US jects, books and teachers. It also means new en-US technologies being introduced into the en-US classroom.en-US As students head back to school, here is a en-US look at the technologies that will support en-US STEAM (science, technology, engineering, en-US arts and math) learning this year.en-US Digital Art: Enter some art classes today en-US and you may find a dearth of paints, brushen-US -en-US es and charcoal. Today, art students can en-US learn the same painting, drawing and en-US sculpting techniques they previously would en-US have learned using traditional supplies, only en-US with digital tools instead. While the tradien-US -en-US tional mediums arent completely going en-US away any time soon, todays students can en-US benefit from the versatility that cutting-edge en-US tools supply, from the time a project idea is en-US conceived through when the finished proden-US -en-US uct is shared with the world.en-US Visual Science: Whether its an anatomen-US -en-US ical diagram of the human heart or a map of en-US the Milky Way, every science teacher knows en-US that a pictures worth a thousand words, en-US particularly when its a sharp, clear picture. en-US Teachers and students are benefitting from en-US top of the line projection technology in en-US classrooms. The LampFree Projectors from en-US Casios Core Series, for example, have the en-US ability to project images and video wirelessen-US -en-US ly from smart phones, laptop computers en-US and tablets, expanding teachers ability to en-US create engaging lesson plans. Additionally, en-US the mercury-free Laser and LED hybrid en-US light source is energy-efficient, reducing en-US power consumption by up to 40 percent, a en-US bonus lesson in environmental stewardship.en-US Accessible Computer Science: Certain en-US innovations are helping students go beyond en-US just consuming technology. Apps abound en-US for independent learners, as well as educaen-US -en-US tors, to use in their classrooms to help comen-US -en-US puter science students of all ages and abilien-US-en-US ties to hone their coding skills. From en-US straight-forward instructional apps to those en-US that gamify the learning process, young en-US coders-in-training have a wealth of resourcen-US -en-US es at their fingertips.en-US Intuitive Music: New technology is en-US rocking the music education boat in an en-US effort to make learning an instrument more en-US intuitive. For example, Casios LK-265 is en-US outfitted with such tools as a Key Lighting en-US System, Voice Fingering Guide and Step-up en-US Lesson System, enabling beginners to learn en-US built-in songs at their own pace. Additionen-US -en-US ally, an LCD display makes mastering music en-US notation and correct hand positioning easy. en-US Students dont even have to wait for teacher en-US feedback -the keyboards have a Scoring en-US System that evaluates performance.en-US In-Depth Math: Todays students are en-US getting a closer look at the inner workings en-US of mathematics than their predecessors, en-US thanks to new graphing calculators, such as en-US the fx-CG50 PRIZM and fx-CG500, which en-US offer expanded features, including the abilien-US -en-US ty to easily draw three dimensional graphs en-US such as planes, cylinders and spheres, and en-US view them from various angles to better en-US analyze their shapes. A cross-section option en-US and special zoom function allow students to en-US closely examine graphs for in-depth analyen-US-en-US sis and an improved catalog function means en-US students can use commands more easily en-US and quickly.en-US As rapidly emerging technologies innoen-US -en-US vate education, its an exciting time to be a en-US student or teacher.en-US Story courtesy of StatePointen-USHow new technologies en-US will support STEAM Photo courtesy of Monkey Business/


2017 2017 C H O I C E R E A D E R S Take A Day-Cation Visit Shrimpers by Car or by Boat One week left to vote! Vote for us in your Reader's Choice ballot! 4903 SE Dixie Hwy, Stuart In the Manatee Pocket 772-220-3287 R E A D E R S C H O I C E 2013 2017 2013 2017 Since 1992 R E A D E R S C H O I C E 2014 2017 2014 2017 Only 1 week left to vote! Vote for us in your Readers Choice ballot for Best Seafood, Waterfront Dining & Happy Hour! ON HUTCHINSON ISLAND1640 Seaway Drive Fort Pierce, FL 772-242-8460 ON THE MANATEE POCKET4817 SE Dixie Hwy. Port Salerno, FL 772-872-7288 Serving the Treasure Coast for 9 years ARIES March 21/April 20 en-USAries, surround yourself with people who have en-US more experience than you and can offer en-US advice. Listen to the pearls of wisdom they en-US may share with you.en-USTAURUS April 21/May 21en-USTaurus, a new coworker may come to you with en-US questions because you are an expert in a paren-US -en-US ticular area. This presents a good opportunity en-US to serve as a mentor.en-USGEMINI May 22/June 21en-USExpensive items have been on your mind, en-US Gemini. However, this may not be the best en-US time to make big financial decisions. Give en-US them a little more thought.en-USCANCER June 22/July 22en-USSometimes going about the same schedule en-US day after day can put you in a rut, Cancer. en-US Change up one aspect of your daily life, and en-US you may notice a big difference in your mood.en-USLEO July 23/Aug. 23en-USLeo, if you have been mulling over going back en-US to school, then now is your opportunity to en-US enroll in a vocational class or take college en-US courses for more credit.en-USHoroscopesen-USInternational Film festival en-US returning to area Aug. 16-19 en-USTREASURE COAST This year, Treaen-US -en-US sure Coast International Film Festival en-US returns with another incredible selection of en-US films from around the World. Each year, en-US TCIFF draws top filmmakers, celebrities en-US and industry leaders to the Cities of Port en-US Saint Lucie and Fort Pierce, Florida. This en-US years film selection combine stellar filmen-US -en-US making, beautiful cinematography and en-US first-rate storytelling that will inform, en-US inspire and ignite your imagination and en-US will screen at the new Touchstar Sabal en-US Palms Luxury Cinema 6 in en-US Ft. Pierce, and the Residence Inn by Maren-US -en-US riott in St. Lucie West.en-US The four-day event will kick off on en-US Thursday, August 16, 2018, at the Sabal en-US Palms Luxury Cinema 6 with the Red Caren-US -en-US pet Gala and Filmmakers Reception folen-US -en-US lowed by the opening night film, Acts of en-US Vengeance starring Antonio Banderas and en-US Paz Vega. Special Guests attending will be en-US the films Award winning Director, Isaac en-US Florentine, and legendary producer of the en-US Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and en-US State of Grace, Ronnie Haddar. Doors will en-US open at 8:30 p.m. Out en-GB en-GB&en-GB en-GBabout en-USFRIDAY, AUG. 10en-GB en-GB Lunch & Learn:en-GB "Air Potato Biological en-GB Control Bugs and Beetles" at 12 p.m., en-GB Manatee Observation & Education Center, en-GB 480 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. Join en-GB us for a presentation by Dr. Carey Minteer, en-GB Assistant Professor of Entomology and en-GB Nematology at the University of Floridas en-GB Indian River Research Education Center. en-GB Dr. Minteer will be discussing the invasive en-GB air potato vine here in Florida, and the work en-GB that UF has done in researching solutions en-GB to this problem. Bring your lunch and learn! en-GB Free event. en-GB For more information, call (772) en-GB 429-6266.en-US en-US Free community pool party:en-US 5:30-7:30 en-US p.m., Lincoln Park Pool, 1311 Avenue M, Fort en-US Pierce. Featuring music, games, prizes and en-US more, these nearly-end-of-summer pool en-US parties give residents and tourists a chance en-US to experience St. Lucie Countys public pools en-US for free. There will be free parties at en-US Lakewood Park Pool on Saturday, Aug. 18, en-US and at Ravenswood Pool on Saturday, Aug. en-US 25. en-US For more information, call (772) 871-en-US 2183 or visit en-US, AUG. 11en-US en-US Port St. Lucie Talent Show auditions:en-US en-US Register for a chance to showcase your en-US talent and compete for prizes. Registration en-US and audition is required for all potential acts; en-US there is no audition fee and all ages are en-US welcome. Auditions will be held at the Civic en-US Center. Call to schedule an audition time. en-US (One last audition day will be held Aug. 18.) en-US The talent show will begin at 6 p.m., Friday, en-US Sept. 21, at the Port St. Lucie Community en-US Center. en-US To register, call (772) 807-4499 or en-US emailen-US jgazdacko@cityofpsl.comen-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 14en-US Seeen-US en-US SCOPESen-US, page 14en-USDining en-US &en-US Entertainmenten-USFRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2018 en-US FORT PIERCEen-US WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSSLC.COM PAGE 13 The Treasure Coast International Film en-USFestival will be screening films at the Sabal en-US Palms Nova Cinema and provide plenty of en-US networking opportunities during special en-US events, after-parties and the Saturday en-US nights Directors Mixer. en-US TCIFF will also feature the following free en-US Filmmaking Seminars to the Public:en-US 10 a.m. SPECIAL EFFECTS WORKen-US -en-US SHOPen-US Come join Special Effects Artist and en-US Award winning Director Gary Lester as he en-US demonstrates techniques for mechanical en-US effects filmmakers can utilize.en-US 11 a.m. SCREENPLAY SEMINARen-US Award winning Screenwriter Michael en-US Chasin will be hosting a workshop on en-US screenwriting and dramatic structure. en-US 1:30 p.m. HOW TO DIRECT ACTIONen-US Action Director, Isaac Florentine will be en-US conducting a workshop on directing action.en-US Among some of the directing techniques en-US to be covered, Mr. Florentine will demonen-US -en-US strate how to choreograph a realistic and en-US dynamic fight sequence for the camera. en-US Those attending may want to wear loose en-US and confortable workout clothing. After all, en-US you never know. You may end up being the en-US next Action Star.en-US Seating is limited, so make your reservaen-US-en-US tions by emailing us at: INFO@TCIFILMen-US-en-US FEST.ORG. For film screenings, event en-US schedules, tickets, and locations visit www.en-US Hometown


en-US 14 Voted #1 BBQ Dales is a Well-Known Landmark in St Lucie County. Proudly Serving Our Community for over 56 years. We appreciate our guests and look forward to seeing you soon! R E A D E R S C H O I C E 2014 2014 2016 2016 C H O I C E R E A D E R S 2017 2017 C H O I C E R E A D E R S 3362 S. US 1 Fort Pierce, FL 34982 (772) 461-0052 Open Tues-Sat 11AM-9PM 1962 2018 56 YEARS Dinner Specials Tuesday Thursday 4 9 p.m. Baby Back Ribs $12.75 BBQ Spare Ribs $11.15 Sliced BBQ Beef or Pork $9.35 BBQ Chicken $8.45 Includes Slice of Garlic Bread, Tea Coee or Soft Drink and 2 dinner sides. All Dinner Specials Available as Jumbo except Chicken ALL YOU CAN EAT SALAD BARwith your choice ofGrilled Salmon Blackened Dolphin Skewered Shrimp Grilled Chicken Breast$9.9911 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.One coupon per table Hurry! Oer good from 8-10-18 through 8-17-18May not be combined with other oers en-USCassie and Andy Andersen took their copy of Homeen-US -en-US town News with them while visiting Sandals Royal en-US Plantation Ocho Rios. They were celebrating their en-US 30th Wedding Anniversary sailing on MSC Seaside en-US June 4th 2018. Congratulations! en-USEach week, we will feature a different reader-submitted photo that showcases one en-US (or more) of our Treasure Coast residents reading the Hometown News in a unique en-US or exotic place. Whether you take a trip to the Grand Canyon or a cruise to the en-US Bahamas, bring your Hometown News with you and have someone snap a picture.en-US Email your photo (at least 1 MB in size) to en-US news@hometownnewsol.comen-US and en-US include your first and last name, the city you live in and the location/date of where en-US the photo was taken. Type TOURING WITH THE TOWNIES in the subject line.en-USTouring with the Townies en-USVIRGO Aug. 24/Sept. 22en-USVirgo, your creative side will be on display this en-US week as you can showcase crafts or artwork that en-US is inspired by the colors of autumn. Put your en-US thoughts in motion.en-USLIBRA Sept. 23/Oct. 23en-USYou are very good at compromising, Libra. This is en-US one reason why people like you as a friend. Howen-US -en-US ever, do not compromise your own ideals to go en-US along with every plan.en-USSCORPIO Oct. 24/Nov. 22en-USScorpio, enjoy socializing with your friends this en-US week. You have been on the go so much that it is en-US time to settle down and enjoy a break and some en-US good conversation.en-USSAGITTARIUS Nov. 23/Dec. 21en-USTry your best to turn a situation that could easily en-US get out of control into one you can manage more en-US easily, Sagittarius. It will probably require some en-US quick thinking.en-USCAPRICORN Dec. 22/Jan. 20en-USFamily matters come to the forefront this week, en-US Capricorn. You may find yourself in the middle of a en-US siblings squabble. Fortunately, things will blow en-US over quickly.en-USAQUARIUS Jan. 21/Feb. 18en-USA series of events at work may have you thinking en-US about a change in position and/or career, Aquarien-US -en-US us. Dont make any rash moves just yet.en-USPISCES Feb. 19/March 20en-USTry to take emotion out of all your decisions this en-US week, Pisces. Lead with your head instead of your en-US heart, especially where work is concerned.en-USSUNDAY, AUG. 12en-US en-US Summer TIme Movie Series:en-US Showing en-US "A Wrinkle in Time" at 3 p.m., Sunrise en-US Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. en-US Free. Tickets are available in person only at en-US the box office, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to en-US Friday, and two hours before each free en-US movie. Limited to four tickets per person. en-US For en-US more information, call (772) 461-4775.en-GB en-GB Song Circle and Folk Jam:en-GB 3-5 p.m., en-GB Savannas Preserve State Park, 2541 en-GB S.E. Walton Road, Port St. Lucie. Bring a en-GB stringed instrument and enjoy an informal en-GB folk jam with members of the community, en-GB or just listen. Participation is free with paid en-GB park admission ($3 per car). en-GBFor more en-GB information, visit en-GB www.friendsofsavannas.en-GB org.en-USTUESDAY, AUG. 14en-GB en-GB Tuesday Night Jazz Jam:en-GB Presented en-GB by the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society en-GB from 7-10 p.m. at the Black Box at Sunrise en-GB Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. en-GB Sit-in participation welcome. en-GBCall (772) 460-en-GB 5299 or visit en-GB en-US Bingo & trivia:en-US Entertainment by AJ the en-US DJ, plus drink specials, free bingo, prizes, en-US and pop-quiz trivia, every Tuesday from 8-10 en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 15 en-USScopesen-USFrom page 13en-USOuten-USFrom page 13


en-US 15 en-USHelp us celebrate one of the Treasure Coasts most popular pastimes by submitting a en-US photo of your most recent catch straight from local waters.en-US Email a photo of you with your fish that is at least 1 MB or 300 dpi in size en-US to en-US Write CATCH OF THE WEEK in the subject line, and in the body of the email, en-US please include the following information:en-US Your nameen-US City you live inen-US Age (if 18 or younger)en-US Type of fishen-US Approximate size of fishen-US Area you caught the fishen-US Phone number in case we have questions (will not be printed) Killian Murphy, 6, en-USfrom Palm City, en-US caught this 23-inch en-US Peanut Dolphin 26 en-US mile out of the St. en-US Lucie Inlet. This is en-US Killians first Dolphin en-US catch. He was fishing en-US with his dad Richard en-US Murphy and friend, en-US Jed Dalton.en-USNice en-US Catch! en-USp.m., St. Lucie Lanes, 6759 S. U.S. 1, Port St. en-US Lucie. en-US For more information, call (772) 461-en-US 5390 or (772) 873-2981.en-USTHURSDAY, AUG. 16en-GB en-GB Ukulele Jam: en-GB5:30-7:30 p.m., third en-GB Thursday each month, Morningside Branch en-GB Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. en-GB Lucie. en-GB For more information, contact Sandy en-GB Henry-Gordon at (772) 337-5632 or email en-GB Henry-GordonS@stlucieco.orgen-USTHURSDAY, AUG. 16 SUNDAY, AUG. 19en-US en-US Treasure Coast International Film en-US Festival:en-US Films will be screened at the new en-US Touchstar Sabal Palms Luxury Cinema 6 in en-US Fort Pierce, and filmmaking seminars, meet en-US & greets, awards, and more will be held at en-US the Residence Inn by Marriott in St. Lucie en-US West. en-US For film information, event schedules, en-US tickets, and locations, call (772) 708-1106 en-US or visit en-US scheduleen-USFRIDAY, AUG. 17en-GB en-GB Page to Screen series:en-GB Comparing en-GB "The Sense of an Ending" from 2017 to en-GB the 2011 book by Julian Barnes. 10 a.m. en-GB to 12:30 p.m., Kilmer Branch Library, 101 en-GB Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. Participating en-GB adults will read the book, then watch the en-GB film and discuss them. Film is rated PG-13 en-GB with a running time of 108 minutes. Copies en-GB of the book will be available for check out en-GB in advance. en-GB For more information about en-GB programs visit en-GB en-GB Food Truck Invasion:en-GB This event is en-GB hosted at Tradition Square on the first and en-GB third Friday of the month from 5-9:30 p.m. en-GB Catch us as we invade Tradition in Port St en-GB Lucie. Well have the food trucks parked en-GB at Tradition Square. This is a huge outdoor en-GB picnic where food trucks of different origins, en-GB cuisine and menus prepare food that is en-GB cooked to order. Its not fast food and a en-GB bunch of these trucks are run by chefs. A en-GB great deal of fusion cuisine, comfort foods en-GB and sweet treats to choose from. Be sure to en-GB bring your folding chairs or blankets to picnic en-GB on the lawn at Tradition Town Hall.en-USSATURDAY, AUG. 18en-US en-US Free community pool party:en-US 5:30-7:30 en-US p.m., Lakewood Park Pool, 5990 Emerson en-US Ave., Fort Pierce. Featuring music, games, en-US prizes and more. There will be another party en-US at Ravenswood Pool on Saturday, Aug. 25. en-US For more information, call (772) 871-2183 en-US or visit en-US en-US Port St. Lucie Talent Show auditions:en-US en-US Register for a chance to showcase your en-US talent and compete for prizes. Registration en-US and audition is required for all potential acts; en-US there is no audition fee and all ages are en-US welcome. Auditions will be held at the Civic en-US Center. Call to schedule an audition time. en-US (One last audition day will be held Aug. 18.) en-US The talent show will begin at 6 p.m., Friday, en-US Sept. 21, at the Port St. Lucie Community en-US Center. en-US To register, call (772) 807-4499.en-USOuten-USFrom page 14 5000 Okeechobee Rd., Ft. Pierce Fall O the Bone Baby Back Ribs & Juicy Shrimp SHRIMP & BABY BACK RIBS$9.99Choose your avor! Original Dry Rub, Bourbon, Tennessee Red, Jalapeo Honey Glaze or Maple Glazed. Comes with 1 side.Must present coupon for discount. 1 Coupon per table. Valid through 8-17-18 rfntbn f r rfnftrb rnf rn fnnn nrrnf nfr tnnr r rfnn rnnnnfr n f nrrrfnrtbtrrrrfrrrrrrnrtrrrfnrnrrrfrfntbrtb ntntbbrbfnrfbrbfn tn


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