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FORT PIERCETHE BEACHES LAKEWOOD PARK Vol. 17, No. 15 www.HometownNewsSLC.com en-USFriday, Sept. 7, 2018 en-US@HometownNewsStLucie @hometownnewsslc @HometownNewsSLC $1.00 en-USWHAT A CATCH!en-USHave you made a great en-US catch in Treasure Coast en-US waters? Send us your photo! CATCH 10 LOOKING FOR A HOME 7 en-USWould you like to meet en-US a cat that can meet en-US your emotional needs? en-US Visit Dogs and Cats en-US Forever en-USMEET CHANCE en-USVISIT US ONLINEen-USWant to catch up on a en-US favorite columnist or see en-US more pictures and more en-US community news? en-USMISSING A en-US FAVORITE FEATURE? en-USSTAYING IN TOUCH Want to be sure you know what's going on around the en-USTreasure Coast? Email en-US newsfp@hometownnewsol.com en-US with "newsletter" in the subject line.en-USCommunity en-US calendar en-USINDEX Classified 13 Crossword en-US12 Horoscopes en-US9 Out & About 9 Police Report en-US5 Viewpoint en-US6en-USFRIDAY, SEPT. 7en-US en-US Lincoln Park Business en-US Expo:en-US 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., en-US Percy S. Peek Gymnasium en-US and IRSC Blackburn en-US Education Center, located in en-US the 3000 block of Avenue D. en-US Free, everyone is welcome. en-US Presentations and en-US educational workshops will en-US focus on City of Fort Pierce en-US Tips and Tricks: Permits, en-US Zoning and Business Tax en-US Licenses; Marketing Your en-US Small Business; Financial en-US Management for Small en-US Businesses; Maximizing en-US Marketing and Public en-US Relations; Team Building; en-US Non-Profit / Government en-US Contracting and en-US Entrepreneurial Mindset. en-US Expo attendees will receive en-US gift bags. Drawings for door en-US prizes will be held throughout en-US the event. A Community Pop-en-US Up Shop for small local en-US businesses to showcase en-US their products and services en-US will be open to the public en-US from 4-6 p.m. at the en-US gymnasium, which is located en-US adjacent to the Blackburn en-US Education Center. Small en-US businesses wishing to en-US reserve free space to en-US showcase their business in en-US the Pop-Up Shop must pre-en-US register. en-US To request en-US registration information, call en-US (772) 467-3168 or emailen-US en-US cscott@city-ftpierce.com.en-USSATURDAY, SEPT. 8en-US en-US Friends & Family en-US Volunteer Day:en-US 9 a.m. to en-US noon, Treasure Coast Food en-US Bank, 401 Angle Road, Fort en-US Pierce. Help sort and pack en-US food for your hungry en-US neighbors at the food bank's en-US Distribution Center. Activities en-US are appropriate for children en-US ages 8 and up. Corporate, en-US church and local groups are en-US welcome! Closed-toe shoes en-US required. en-US For more en-USSt. Lucie County -The 2018 primary election en-US held Aug. 28 settled the political uncertainly of en-US some candidates who faced no opponents in en-US November while setting the stage for more intense en-US political rivalries this coming fall. en-US The St. Lucie County School Board took center en-US stage in this years primary, with three of its five en-US members successfully routing off challengers last en-US month for their respective seats during the en-US non-partisan race. en-US District 1 incumbent Debbie Johnson Hawley en-US easily defeated Steven Allen, winning 60.5 peren-US -en-US cent, or 28,695, of the total 47,414 cast, while her en-US opponent earned 39.4 percent. Campaign finance en-US reports show theirs to be the most expensive en-US School Board race this year: Ms. Hawley spent en-US nearly $14,000 to secure her third term on the en-US Board, while Mr. Allen of Port St. Lucie spent en-US more than $16,000 on his bid for the seat. en-US In the District 3 School Board race, incumbent en-US Donna Mills also secured her third term on the en-US Board, easily defeating challenger Mark Young by en-USCounty primary results en-USIncumbents, familiar faces en-US ruled during the 2018 primary en-US electionen-USBy Donald Rodrigueen-USFor Hometown Newsen-USSeeen-US en-US PRIMARYen-US page 2 Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographer en-USThe South Fork High School Bulldogs Varsity Football Teams home non-conen-US -en-US ference game against Fort Pierce Central High Schools Cobras was held at en-US Bulldog Stadium in Stuart on Friday, August 31. The Bulldogs defeated the en-US Cobras with a final score of 23-14. Here, the Bulldogs Louis Kelleher, No. en-US 33, latches on to the Cobras Tyler Wrenn, No. 1.en-USCobras take on Bulldogsen-USFORT PIERCE -The Fort Pierce Utilen-US -en-US ities Authority revealed detailed inforen-US -en-US mation on the organizations plan to en-US launch a new incentive-based raise proen-US -en-US gram during the next fiscal year despite en-US protests by member of the City Commisen-US -en-US sion who rejected the idea in early en-US August. en-US FPUA Human Resources Manager en-US Lois Wolfe explained the reasoning en-US behind the new program Aug. 21, which en-US includes a potential 1.5 percent incentive en-US increase in addition to a base 2.5 percent en-US raise for all employees. en-US We are looking to recognize the en-US employees who show an unwavering en-US commitment to the organization and to en-US providing the highest quality of service en-US to our customers, she said. Weve heard en-US frequently [complaints] that in doing en-US across the board raises, everyone gets the en-US same amount despite the amount of en-US effort that may be put in by individual en-US employees, and so this addresses a new en-US model. Its a new way of thinking and en-US introducing something new to the Utility en-US Authority and to our employee group.en-US In order to defuse potential criticism en-US of the new program, Ms. Wolfe told en-US FPUA board members that staff had creen-US -en-US ated a very specific evaluation tool to en-US make the process objective and preclude en-US any allegations of favoritism. en-US The policy has basically identified six en-US dimensions for staff performance: qualien-US-en-US ty and quantity of work, attitude, en-US dependability/conscientiousness/ relien-US-en-US ability, interpersonal relationships and en-US integrity/accountability, she emphaen-US -en-USFPUA en-US details en-US incentive en-US raisesen-USThe Fort Pierce Utilities en-US Authority steams ahead en-US with incentive raise plan en-US in spite of city en-US oppositionen-USBy Donald Rodrigueen-USFor Hometown Newsen-USSeeen-US en-US FPUAen-US page 4en-US Seeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 3

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en-US 2 en-UScapturing 66.9 percent, or 32,078 of the total en-US 47,950 votes cast. For his part, unincorpoen-US-en-US rated county resident Mark Young received en-US 15,872 votes. Finance records show that Ms. en-US Mills spent more to retain her seat -slightly en-US more than half of the $16,000 she raised -en-US to the $3,000 raised by her opponent. en-US The closest School Board race by far, en-US though, was the heated competition for the en-US District 5 seat between two ordained minisen-US -en-US ters. Incumbent Troy Ingersoll, the pastor of en-US Westside Baptist Church, narrowly fended en-US off a challenge by Fort Pierce resident and en-US ordained interfaith minister and educator en-US Felicia Bruce, winning his fourth term on en-US the Board by a 2.8 point lead over his chalen-US -en-US lenger. For her part, Ms. Bruce received 48.5 en-US percent -or 23,266 votes -of the 47,885 en-US votes cast for the seat. Both candidates en-US raised more than $16,000 and spent more en-US than $13,000 each according to campaign en-US finance records. en-US Also on the county stage, District 2 Counen-US -en-US ty Commissioner Anthony Louis Bonna en-US easily won over the broad field of challengen-US-en-US ers in the Republic primary race, capturing en-US 36.1 percent of the 20,984 votes cast. His en-US closest rival and four-year member of the St. en-US Lucie County Planning & Zoning Board en-US Bobby Hopkins won 27.3 percent, or 5,737 en-US votes. The rest were divided among Port St. en-US Lucie residents Dan Kurek and James Tayen-US-en-US lor, who won 2,257 and 5,401 votes, respecen-US -en-US tively. Campaign records show the two top en-US vote-getters raised the most money, with en-US Commissioner Bonna reporting $38,000 to en-US Mr. Hopkins $28,000. Mr. Bonna, who Gov. en-US Rick Scott appointed to the seat vacated by en-US former commissioner Tod Mowery amid a en-US marital infidelity scandal, will now face Port en-US St. Lucie Democrat Sean Mitchell this Nov. en-US 6.en-US For the County Court Judge Group 1 seat, en-US the majority of voters chose incumbent and en-US sitting Judge Daryl Ike Isenhower over en-US Fort Pierce challenger Fran Ross. Judge en-US Isenhower received 57.5 percent of the en-US 48,427 cast, while Ms. Ross won 20,562 en-US votes. Campaign reports show both contriben-US -en-US uted significantly to the donations raised for en-US their respective campaigns. Judge Isenhowen-US -en-US er added $40,000 of his own funds to the en-US more than $30,000 he received in donations, en-US while Ms. Ross chipped in $10,000 of her en-US own money to match the more than $10,000 en-US she received. en-US For the City of Fort Pierce District 1 City en-US Commission seat, the majority of voters en-US chose experience over younger challengers en-US and easily reelected incumbent Rufus en-US Butch Alexander III, 69, to his fifth term en-US on the Board. Commissioner Alexander en-US garnered 59.9 percent, or 1,377 of the total en-US 2,299 votes cast, while Henry Duhart, 24, en-US and Alonza Watkins, 39, earned 735 and 187 en-US votes, respectively. Both of the opponents en-US chose a door-to-door campaign strategy, en-US basing much of their campaign rhetoric on en-US being able to reach the younger generations en-US but raising very little money compared to en-US the incumbent according to campaign en-US records. Mr. Duhart reported just over en-US $2,000 in contributions, and Watkins en-US reported $50, while Commissioner Alexanen-US -en-US der raised $7,000. en-US In the race for the District 3 seat of the en-US Port St. Lucie City Council, incumbent and en-US Vice-Mayor Shannon Martin captured 64.6 en-US percent of the 28,372 votes cast, with the en-US rest divided between the dual challenge of en-US Fritz Alexandre and Andriana Chris Riera, en-US who received 5,149 and 4,887 votes, respecen-US -en-US tively. Vice-Mayor Martin also out-financed en-US the competition with her superior campaign en-US war chest of $30,000, while Mr. Alexandre en-US reported $2,000 and Ms. Riera, $2,200. en-US On the state level, District 83 Rep. Gayle en-US Harrell claimed a significant victory in her en-US bid for the last two years of retiring Sen. Joe en-US Negrons District 25 seat over challenger en-US Belinda Keiser, winning 57 percent of the en-US 23,240 votes cast in the Republican primary. en-US Campaign records show Ms. Keiser spent en-US more than $500,000 to earn 9,897 votes to en-US the 13,343 cast for Rep. Harrell, who spent en-US about $232,000. Ms. Harrell carried more en-US name recognition in the battle, along with en-US the endorsement of Senate President Ken en-US Pruitt and Sen. Negron himself. For her en-US part, Ms. Keiser had the backing of the Floren-US -en-US ida Chamber of Commerce, Floridas Police en-US Benevolent Association and the National en-US Rifle Association. Rep. Harrell will now face en-US Democratic opponent and Stuart physician en-US Dr. Rob Levy in the general election this fall. en-US For the District 83 seat Ms. Harrell is en-US vacating, Palm City environmental engineer en-US and businessman Toby Overdorf won over en-US Port St. Lucie victims right advocate and en-US small business owner Sasha Dadan, with 57 en-US percent of the 9,668 votes cast to Ms. en-US Dadans 42 percent in the Republican prien-US -en-US mary race. Mr. Overdorf will now go up en-US against Jensen Beach teacher and Demoen-US -en-US cratic candidate Matt Theobald for the seat en-US in the general election this November.en-US In the Democratic primary race for the en-US District 55 seat in the State House, the en-US majority of voters chose Sebring realtor en-US Audrey Asciutto over teacher Nicholas en-USMrozowski, who received 180 and 81 votes, en-US respectively. Campaign finance records en-US show Ms. Asciutto raised more than $9,000, en-US while Mr. Mrozowski raised less than en-US $3,000. Ms. Asciutto will now challenge en-US incumbent Rep. Cary Pigman for the seat en-US on Nov. 6.en-US The field was crowded in the Democratic en-US primary race for the State House District 84 en-US seat, with four candidates vying for the posien-US-en-US tion being vacated by retiring state Rep. en-US Larry Lee. Fort Pierce resident Delores en-US Hogan Johnson won 44.4 percent of the en-US 13,140 votes cast, followed by a close second en-US from Kim Johnson with 37.7 percent of the en-US vote. The remaining 17.8 percent was dividen-US -en-US ed between Robert Joseph (1,253 votes) and en-US Forest Blanton (1,089 votes). Ms. Hogan en-US Johnson will now face Port St. Lucie Repuben-US-en-US lican Mark Gotz for the seat this fall, who en-US won the Republican primary for the same en-US seat over Theresa Teri Pinney. Mr. Gotz en-US captured 51.1 percent, or 5,792 of the 11,320 en-US votes cast, while Ms. Pinney won 48.8 peren-US -en-US cent. en-US In the race for circuit judge seat of the en-US 19th Judicial Circuit Group, nonpartisan en-US candidates Robert Bob Meadows and Niren-US -en-US laine Smartt will now advance to the Nov. 6 en-US general election, having won 35.2 and 42.5 en-US percent, respectively, of the 47,979 votes cast en-US for the seat, which also included candidate Save hundreds of dollars every week with coupons & discounts from our local advertisers! Primary en-USFrom page 1 en-USCommunity notesen-USAARP driving classesen-USThree St. Lucie County Libraries are partneren-US -en-US ing with the AARP to offer its new Smart Driver en-US Course to help residents reduce their overall en-US maintenance and car insurance costs.en-US Those who complete the course may be elien-US -en-US gible for an automobile insurance discount for en-US up to three years. Participants should check en-US with their insurance company for possible disen-US -en-US counts. Registration is required. Attendees en-US must participate both days, but there are no en-US tests to pass.en-US Lewis Branch Library, 2950 S.W. Rosser en-US Blvd., Port St. Lucie: Thursday, Sept. 13 and en-US Friday, Sept. 14 from noon to 3 p.m.en-US Kilmer Branch, 101 Melody Lane, Fort en-US Pierce: Wednesday, Oct. 3 and Friday, Oct. 5 en-US from noon to 3 p.m.en-US Morningside Branch Library, 3250 S.E. en-US Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie: Wednesday, en-US Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct. 26 from noon to 3 p.m.en-US Materials for these classes cost $15 for en-US AARP members and $20 non-members. All en-US checks should be made out to AARP and will en-US be accepted by your instructor the day of the en-US class. To register or ask questions, please call en-US Joe at (772) 345-6857.en-US For more information about St. Lucie County en-US Library events visit www.stlucieco.gov/library.en-USFlorida Master Naturalist en-US Freshwater Wetlands Course en-USSt. Lucie Countys Oxbow Eco-Center will en-US host the Florida Master Naturalist Program en-US (FMNP) Freshwater Wetlands course this fall. en-US Classes will meet on Wednesdays, Sept. 19 en-US through Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. The en-US course includes professional presentations, en-US hands-on activities and field excursions.en-US The Florida Master Naturalist Program is an en-US award-winning certification program designed en-US by the University of Florida Institute of Food en-US and Agricultural Sciences. The objective of the en-US Florida Master Naturalist Program is to create a en-US citizenry knowledgeable about natural systems en-US and how they work, thereby creating environen-US -en-US mental stewards within local communities. The en-US course also prepares participants to share their en-US knowledge with others and help them feel a en-US greater connection to the land. The program is en-US highly recommended for nature center staff en-US and volunteers, eco-tour providers, fishing en-US guides, scout leaders and educators.en-US Florida Master Naturalist courses are open to en-US individuals 18 years of age and older. Cost for en-US the 40-hour Freshwater Wetland Module is en-US $275 per person. Registration is now open at en-US www.masternaturalist.org. For more informaen-US-en-US tion, email underwoodw@stlucieco.org.

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en-US 3 en-USST. LUCIE COUNTY The U.S. Departen-US -en-US ment of State and the J. William Fulbright en-US Foreign Scholarship Board announced that en-US Gretchan Davenport of St. Lucie West K-8 en-US School (SLWK8) has been offered a Fulen-US -en-US bright Teachers for Global Classrooms en-US grant. She is one of approximately 76 U.S. en-US citizens who will travel abroad through the en-US program in 2018-19. Ms. Davenport was en-US selected by the programs leaders on the en-US basis of academic and professional achieveen-US-en-US ment, as well as demonstrated leadership en-US potential. en-US We are so proud en-US of her accomplishen-US-en-US ment and not at all en-US surprised that others en-US value her teaching en-US and leadership qualen-US-en-US ities as well, said en-US SLWK8 Principal en-US Eldrique Gardner. en-US As a middle grades en-US math and Algeen-US -en-US brateacher and en-US team leader, who has en-US been recognized as a en-US High Impact Teacher by the FLDOE, she is en-US dynamic and innovative in her approach to en-US teaching. Our students admire and respect en-US her, he added.en-US The Fulbright Program is an internationen-US -en-US al educational exchange program sponsored en-US by the U.S. government and is designed to en-US build relations between the people of the en-US United States and the people of other counen-US -en-US tries to solve global challenges. The Fulen-US -en-US bright Program is funded through an annuen-US -en-US al appropriation made by the U.S. Congress en-US to the U.S. Department of State. The Fulen-US -en-US bright Program operates in over 160 counen-US-en-US tries worldwide. en-US St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly en-US serves students as the highest-ranking Disen-US-en-US trict on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Floren-US -en-US ida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent. en-US As a B rated District, there are no failing en-US schools, and SLPS is ranked among the top en-US one-third of Floridas districts for student en-US achievement. The District also has the disen-US -en-US tinction of being recognized as one of St. en-US Lucie Countys Best Places to Work. The en-US mission of SLPS is to ensure all students en-US graduate from safe and caring schools en-US equipped with the knowledge, skills and en-US desire to succeed. For more information, en-US visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.en-USTeacher receives Fulbright Awarden-USFor Hometown Newsen-USnewsfp@hometownnewsol.com en-USDavenport en-USinformation, call (772) 446-1752 or email en-US volunteer@tcfoodbank.org. en-US RSVP online at en-US stophunger.org/volunteer.en-GB en-GB Paar Estates Neighborhood Cleanup:en-GB en-GB 9-11 a.m., Whispering Pines Park, 800 S.W. en-GB Darwin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Meet family, en-GB friends and your neighbors to help clean up en-GB the community. Breakfast provided by The en-GB Bagel & Bean Co. en-GBFor more information, call en-GB (772) 828-0138 or call KPSLB at (772) 871-en-GB 5103, or email en-GB KPSLB@CityofPSL.comen-US en-US Shell Bagging for Breakwater en-US Construction:en-US 8-10 a.m., hosted by Ocean en-US Research & Conservation Association at 17 en-US 17th Street, Vero Beach. Volunteers will help en-US ORCA bag fossilized shells for the en-US construction of living shoreline breakwaters en-US along impaired areas of the Indian River en-US Lagoon owned by the Indian River Land en-US Trust. Wear tennis shoes and bring en-US sunscreen and a reusable water bottle. en-US Water, snacks and work gloves will be en-US provided.en-US Please RSVP to Andrea call en-US (772) 467-1600 or en-US abeam@teamorca.org.en-USMONDAY, SEPT. 10en-US en-US Port St. Lucie Newcomers Club en-US monthly meeting: en-US 10-11:30 a.m., West St. en-US Lucie Elks Lodge, 343 Prima Vista Blvd., Port en-US St. Lucie. Social hour (BYOC) begins at 9 a.m. en-US Mary Craig, Senior Outreach and Services en-US Director, from the Council on Aging is en-US scheduled to speak about the Council's en-US many programs designed to meet the needs en-US of the Port St. Lucie community. Time for en-US questions will be allotted. The Port St. Lucie en-US Newcomers Club schedules monthly en-US speakers who share information about en-US resources, places to go, and things to see on en-US the Treasure Coast. An annual membership en-US fee permits new and long time residents to en-US participate in the Club's numerous social en-US activities. en-US For more information, contact en-US Carolyn Snider at en-US gksnider@gmail.com.en-US en-US Beta Sigma Phi meeting:en-US Women's en-US service and social organization meets en-US monthly from September through May en-US throughout Martin and St. Lucie counties. en-US Contact Mary Jackson at (772) 370-1665 or en-US Leslie Jannereth at (772) 465-2820 for en-US specific locations.en-USTUESDAY, SEPT. 11en-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 http://library.stlucieco.gov en-US or en-US email en-US rovitoa@stlucieco.org.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-USTHURSDAY, SEPT. 13en-US en-US Celebrate Recovery:en-US 7-9:30 p.m., en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 1en-US Seeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 8

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en-US 4 en-USsized. As you see on that evaluation tool, en-US there are very specific criteria under each of en-US those six dimensions. All of those parameen-US-en-US ters have to be met in order to get that highen-US-en-US est rating of 2.5 percent, along with docuen-US -en-US mented evidence of performance.en-US To be eligibility for the incentive raises, en-US employees must meet minimum standards, en-US including employment with the Utility for at en-US least 12 months, having an current annual en-US evaluation on file and a record clean of disen-US -en-US ciplinary action or avoidable safety incien-US-en-US dents over the latest 12-month period. Since en-US management employees meeting those minen-US -en-US imum standards also qualify, FPUA staff en-US created an evaluation tool for those employen-US -en-US ees as well. en-US Weve identified this group of what are en-US called leadership competencies, Ms. Wolfe en-US added. These include decision-making, en-US thinking strategically, planning and orgaen-US -en-US nizing, driving change, fostering teamwork, en-US cultivating talent, building relationships, en-US communication, credibility, adaptability, en-US personal drive and managing execution. en-US After her presentation, Board Member en-US Michael A. Perri Jr. wondered if FPUA en-US apprentices would also qualify for the new en-US incentive. en-US Dont they get some kind of an increase en-US in salary when they meet the certain criteen-US -en-US ria? he asked. en-US The apprentices -for instance line speen-US -en-US cialists who are all at one rate -they would en-US be eligible for the incentive, Ms. Wolfe en-US responded. Apprentices get a percentage as en-US they go through the program of that job rate en-US for the line specialist.en-US Multiple layers of approval for the incenen-US -en-US tive program will also help avoid the slighten-US -en-US est hint of favoritism, she emphasized. en-US In many of the departments we have en-US foremen, we have supervisors, so the expecen-US-en-US tation is that the department head in collaben-US-en-US oration with those other levels of leadership en-US does that initial level of evaluation using en-US that tool on all of their employees, she en-US explained. Thats the first stage of ensuring en-US that it is as un-biased as it can be. Collecen-US-en-US tively that group will select those high peren-US -en-US formers based on the ratings and as evien-US -en-US denced by performance for receiving an en-US additional incentive. And on that evaluation en-US tool is an automatic scoring scale that will en-US automatically calculate what that additional en-US percentage is. Once that happens, that all en-US goes from the department head to the en-US appropriate division director.en-US Director of Utilities John Tompeck en-US referred to the incentive pay as a major culen-US -en-US tural shift that could hit a few speed bumps en-US along the way, but he promised to give the en-US Board updates. Employees approved for the en-US inventive would receive the additional pay en-US as a lump sum rather than an annual payen-US -en-US check distribution.en-US Were going to work our way through en-US this, he said. If you approve the program en-US when we come back in the second meeting en-US in September -which is normally when we en-US do the salary increases -well certainly en-US come back in six months and give you an en-US update on how it worked and what kind of en-US problems we had and that kind of thing. en-US Even with those assurances, Board Memen-US -en-US ber Linda Hudson expressed concern about en-US the planned incentive program, although en-US she had had previously expressed the need en-US for the pay increase during the Aug. 6 City en-US Commission meeting.en-US I think this is a system that is fraught en-US with peril and so it makes me a little neren-US -en-US vous, but it looks like youve tried to think of en-US everything, she said. en-US At least two of her fellow city commisen-US-en-US sioners attempted to derail the incentive en-US portion of the raises during their August en-US FPUA budget discussion. Commissioners en-US Jeremiah Johnson and Reginald Sessions en-US both supported a motion to cap the raise at en-US 3 percent since that is what city employees en-US are slated to receive as a cost-of-living en-US increase next year, but that motion failed en-US 3-2 due the lack of the required super en-US majority, with Mayor Hudson and Commisen-US-en-US sioner Thomas Perona dissenting. en-US FPUA Vice Chairman Darryl Thomen-US-en-US as-Bey questioned Ms. Wolfe on the goals of en-US the incentive plan.en-US What long-term effects do we plan to get en-US for the company as a result of this? he en-US asked. en-US Ms. Wolfe said she had at least two goals en-US in mind, with one being the attempt to en-US motivate the bulk of workers who may not en-US yet strive for attention by superiors.en-US One is certainly a form of additional recen-US-en-US ognition for those that are consistently peren-US en-USforming above and beyond, she said. I en-US think recognition is one of the main motivaen-US -en-US tors. Certainly we will always continue to en-US have the group that is very highly motivaten-US -en-US ed, but the middle group is really what en-US youre also focusing in on, that little extra en-US amount of incentive to upgrade that level of en-US performance and to maintain it. The second en-US and long-term goal is to reach more millenen-US-en-US nials and Gen Xers, which is a group thats en-US really focused on recognition. They want to en-US know how theyre doing, and its really en-US important to communicate it to those indien-US -en-US viduals.en-USFPUAen-USFrom page 1 Photos by Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographer en-USThe Bulldogs Alexander Barker, No. 7, moves in to take down the en-US Cobras Jernord Kirkland, No. 21. en-USThe South Fork High School Bulldogs Varsity Football Teams en-US home non-conference game against Fort Pierce Central High en-US Schools Cobras was held at Bulldog Stadium in Stuart on en-US Friday, August 31. The Bulldog defeated the Cobras with a en-US final score of 23-14. en-USCobras fall to Bulldogs The Fort Pierce Central Bands Drum Major Amanda OBrien dances en-USas she leads the band.

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Fort Pierce Police Department en-USEric Vanhouten, 36, of Citrus Avenue, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested August 23 and charged en-US with public ordinance crimes accessory after en-US the fact of capital crime. en-US Robert Schittko, 47, of Rio Mar Drive, Port St. en-US Lucie, was arrested August 24 and charged en-US with possession of controlled substance. en-US Jason Molino, 33, of Ashbury Lane, Port St. en-US Lucie, was arrested August 25 and charged en-US with possession of a controlled substance, and en-US possession of drug paraphernalia. en-US Brittany Brannigan, 28, of S. US 1, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested August 27 and charged en-US with possession of cocaine, possession of a en-US controlled substance, and possession of drug en-US paraphernalia. en-US Adriana Koester, 29, of 1st Street SW, Vero en-US Beach, was arrested August 27 and charged en-US with battery (2nd or subsequent offense).en-US Stephannie Crosdale, 41, of Belfry Place, en-US Port St. Lucie, was arrested August 27 and en-US charged with tampering with/destroying or faben-US-en-US ricate physical evidence, possession of en-US cocaine, possession of a controlled substance, en-US possession of drug paraphernalia, and smugen-US-en-US gling contraband into detention facility. en-US Anthony Ordon, 28, of Walker Drive, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested August 27 and charged en-US with possession of a controlled substance, posen-US-en-US session of marijuana under 20 grams, and posen-US-en-US session of drug paraphernalia. en-US Daudley Auguste, 26, of NW Placid Avenue, en-US Port St. Lucie, was arrested August 28 and en-US charged with possession of cocaine, and posen-US -en-US session of marijuana under 20 grams. en-US Darry Chaney, 37, of Avenue B, Fort Pierce, en-US was arrested August 28 and charged with en-US aggravated battery. en-US Tamaki Banks, 32, of N. 22nd Street, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested August 29 and charged en-US with larceny grand theft over $300 and less en-US than $5,000, and passing of forged/altered en-US bank bill/note/check or draft. en-US Cyle Sullivan, 33, of Vernon Street, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested August 29 and charged en-US with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling en-US unarmed. en-USPort St. Lucie Police en-US Department en-USLeyland Knight, 38, of Valnera Street SW, en-US Port St. Lucie, was arrested August 23 and en-US charged with possession of weapon/ammo by en-US a convicted felon, possession of marijuana en-US under 20 grams, and possession of drug paraen-US-en-US phernalia. en-US Thomas Abram, 46, of Valnera Street SW, en-US Port St. Lucie, was arrested August 23 and en-US charged with possession of a controlled suben-US-en-US stance. en-US Aaron Braun, 31, of Valnera Street SW, Port en-US St. Lucie, was arrested August 23 and charged en-US with possession of marijuana over 20 grams, en-US possession of marijuana under 20 grams, and en-US possession of drug paraphernalia. en-US Chelsea Reynolds, 28, of Maggie Way, en-US Sebastian, was arrested August 24 and en-US charged with possession of marijuana over 20 en-US grams, and possession of marijuana under 20 en-US grams. en-US Jamel Houston, 21, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested August 24 and charged with aggravaten-US-en-US ed battery offender should have known victim en-US was pregnant. en-US Melissa Girvin, 35, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested August 24 and charged with cruelty to en-US child aggravated child abuse, and battery. en-US Isabel Hernandez, 20, of 28th Street, Union, en-US NJ, was arrested August 24 and charged with en-US larceny grand theft over $300 and less than en-US $5,000. en-US Marc Torres, 20, of 40th Street, Union, NJ, en-US was arrested August 24 and charged with laren-US-en-US ceny grand theft over $300 and less than en-US $5,000. en-US Angel Torres, 18, of 28th Street, Union, NJ, en-US was arrested August 24 and charged with laren-US-en-US ceny grand theft over $300 and less than en-US $5,000. en-US Christian Jackson, 20, SW Molloy Street, en-US Port St. Lucie, was arrested August 27 and en-US charged with aggravated assault with a deadly en-US weapon without intent to kill, possession of a en-US controlled substance, possession of drug paraen-US -en-US phernalia, hit and run leaving the scene of a en-US crash involving damage to property, and resisten-US -en-US ing officer without violence. en-US James Westberry, 23, of Dyer Road, Port St. en-US Lucie, was arrested August 27 and charged en-US with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon en-US without intent to kill, possession of a controlled en-US substance, hit and run leaving the scene of a en-US crash involving damage to property, resisting en-US officer fleeing/eluding law enforcement officer en-US with lights and siren active, and resisting officer en-US without violence.en-US Travis Dillard, 22, of Southland Drive, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested August 27 and charged en-US with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon en-US without intent to kill, possession of weapon/en-US ammo by convicted felon, possession of drug en-US paraphernalia, resisting officer without vioen-US-en-US lence, hit and run leaving the scene of a crash en-US involving damage to property.en-US Wayne Chamble, 35, of SW Hampshire en-US Lane, was arrested August 27 and charged en-US with possession of a controlled substance. en-US Nickesha Roberts, 36, of SE Justine Terrace, en-US was arrested August 27 and charged with crime en-US against person neglect of an elderly/disable en-US adult without great harm. en-US Victor Williams, 54, of NW Azalea Avenue, en-USPort St. Lucie, was arrested August 28 and en-US charged with driving under the influence 3rd en-US violation within 10 years. en-US Laura Mann, 40, of SW Pleasantview Street, en-US Port St. Lucie, was arrested August 28 and en-US charged with child neglect without great bodily en-US harm, and driving under the influence. en-US Christopher Dawson, 36, of SW Fairchild en-US Avenue, Port St. Lucie, was arrested August 29 en-US and charged with larceny grand theft over en-US $300 and less than $5,000, fraud false verifien-US -en-US cation of ownership to pawnbroker less than en-US $300, and dealing in stolen property. en-US Frederick Delaura, 55, of SE Hillcrest Aveen-US-en-US nue, Stuart, was arrested August 29 and en-US charged with hit and run failure to stop/remain en-US at crash involving injury or serious bodily injury. en-USSt. Lucie County Sheriffs en-US Officeen-USAndrew Manochio, 40, of Camino Del Rio, en-US Port St. Lucie, was arrested August 23 and en-US charged with possession of a controlled suben-US-en-US stance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and en-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. 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en-USVIEWPOINTen-USFRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 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 Rants en-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-USDestroying oak treesen-USWhen I see an Asplundh truck I know en-US another tree is going to be butchered. I en-US understand FPLs need to maintain their en-US lines, but am I the only one that sees how all en-US the trees are being destroyed? en-US I have had more than one experience with en-US Asplundh and FPL. They do not just trim en-US the trees. They come in and either cut the en-US middle of the tree or they cut the complete en-US side off the tree. They just trimmed my fifth en-US oak tree. I now have a one-sided Oak tree. en-US The other four they took down completely. en-US How sad that is something that has taken so en-US long to grow now has been butchered. Figen-US-en-US ure another way to solve your problem en-US before we have no shade. en-US I will say that FPL did compensate me for en-US the three small trees that were on my propen-US -en-US erty, not on an easement. I would rather en-US have had the trees to provide the shade so en-US my air-conditioner doesnt have to run all en-US the time.en-USToo big to succeeden-USSome political candidates are sending me en-US a mailing each week. This is really annoying en-US when one votes early. Also, the postcards are en-US gigantic. I guess it is to match their egos.en-USSpace Forceen-US en-US It is not a joke but President Trump wants en-US to create a Space Force! They would be en-US responsible for protecting our satellites and en-US material interest we have in space. The creen-US -en-US ation of a Space Force would only result in en-US China and Russia entering in an arms race en-US in space. China and Russia have proposed en-US an international treaty to ban the placement en-US of weapons in space. However, the United en-US States has rejected this offer every time it en-US has been brought up. I would hope that the en-US United States would join China and Russia en-US in banning the placement of weapons in en-US space. However, that is not the action that en-US the United States wants to take at this time. en-US Therefore, I will present arguments for en-US the rejection of Space Force as an indepenen-US-en-US dent branch of the military. First off, the en-US military is not in favor of creating a Space en-US Force. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is en-US opposed to the idea as is the majority of the en-US military leadership.en-US Creating another branch of the military en-US would be very costly. The Space Force would en-US want what goes with each independent en-US branch of the military. For example, the en-US Space Force would want their own college en-US like each branch has now. In addition, by en-US creating another branch of the military, the en-US military bureaucracy would be increasing at en-US a time when efforts are being made to make en-US the military a slim, trim fighting machine.en-US I would suggest that the Space Force be en-US part of the Air Force like the Marines are en-US part of the Navy. The Air Force has been en-US dealing with the responsibility of space thus en-US far. The world would best be served by puten-US -en-US ting forth the effort of keeping weapons out en-US of space. Creating a Space Force would be en-US viewed as a military threat to all nations. Let en-US ALL NATIONS work towards keeping space en-US free of weapons of any kind!en-USGive bicyclists more roomen-USSince there are improvements going on en-US up and down U.S. 1, couldnt the bicycle en-US lanes be widened to maybe six feet?en-US The law states motor vehicles need to give en-US a bicycle three feet of clearance. The existing en-US bike lane is barely three feet wide in most en-US areas. This is not enough room when vehien-US -en-US cles are doing 45 mph (or more often much en-US faster). Factor in cell phone usage, navigaen-US-en-US tion devices and any other number of disen-US -en-US tractions, and it makes for a dangerous ride, en-US particularly with higher posted speed limits. en-US I know as a motorist, if I am traveling in en-US the right lane and I approach a bicyclist in en-US the bicycle lane, in order for me to give the en-US bicycle proper clearance, I need to be almost en-US in the left lane. In fact, unless there is a vehien-US-en-US cle next to me in the left lane, my wheels will en-US be on or over the white dividing lines to en-US safely pass a bicyclist.en-US As a frequent bicyclist on this road, I can en-US tell you some motorists will do the same. en-US Then there are the motorists who dont give en-US an inch. This is why the lanes need to be en-US widened where possible. The new trees are en-US nice, how about making it safer.en-US'There ought to be a law'en-USWhen did the individual right become en-US more important than the rights of the genen-US -en-US eral population? In particular, regarding en-US loud music emanating from a vehicle, or en-US anywhere for that matter. Our courts deciden-US-en-US ed its unconstitutional to have noise limits? en-US Its OK for an individual to play music in the en-US car as loud as they like because its their conen-US -en-US stitutional right?en-US What about my constitutional right to not en-US have to listen to your music? What about the en-US disturbing the peace law? What about the en-US siren from an emergency vehicle I cant hear en-US because of someones right to play their en-US music as loud as they want? What about the en-USmusic playing in my car that I can no longer en-US hear because some jerk thinks me and en-US everyone else wants to hear the trunk raten-US-en-US tling from the pounding bass coming from en-US their car?en-US This seems like another case of more en-US rights for the criminal, and to hell with the en-US victims. How about to hell with the judge en-US who ruled this way and fire him or her and en-US get someone with more common sense.en-USOpen letter to all motorcyclistsen-USPlease be aware that the striped zones en-US between or beside the handicapped parking en-US areas are not parking spaces. Please be en-US thankful for the few extra feet that you can en-US walk.en-US Many handicapped vehicles are equipped en-US with lifts, ramps or swing-out chairs that en-US require this extra space. Any obstacle to en-US either side of the vehicle could be dangerous en-US or impossible to navigate.en-US The only two options are to wait until the en-US obstruction leaves or move the vehicle into en-US traffic lanes to load/unload a wheelchair. In en-US case of bad weather, this increases danger.en-USRobo callsen-USCan anyone tell me how to stop the incesen-US-en-US sant phone calls from robo calls? My phone en-US rings all day long. Calls from all over the en-US country. I get at least 10 a day. Its driving me en-US crazy. Sometimes I dont pick up and someen-US-en-US times I just answer turn on then off. It just en-US dont stop. Is there any way to stop these. I en-US cant even block these numbers because its en-US always a different number and from all over en-US the country. I am on the No Call registry, en-US but that doesnt seem to do any good. en-USSevin Bullwinkle/staff photographeren-USRobert Moore, No. 95, Tyler Wrenn, No. 1, and Maurice Smith, No. en-US 11, lead the Fort Pierce team onto the field against South Fork en-US High School.en-USTaking the field

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en-US 7 The perfect gift for a fun evening with friends See all available gift certificates at:www.HometownNewsSLC.com Gift Certificates50% OFFSave BIG On Local Favorites Your Professional Advertising Consultant for St. Lucie County Denice Vlachos BallAdvertising Consultant772-465-5656dball@HometownNewsOL.com401-323-6190 resting an officer without violence. en-USRuben Rodriguez Arroyo, 36, of SE Bonita en-US Court, Port St. Lucie, was arrested August 23 en-US and charged with possession of cocaine and en-US possession of drug paraphernalia. en-US Bradley Rodriguez, 47, of N. Lawnwood Ciren-US-en-US cle, Fort Pierce, was arrested August 24 and en-US charged with possession of marijuana over 20 en-US grams, possession of marijuana with intent to en-US sell/manufacture/deliver, and possession of en-US drug paraphernalia. en-US Jimmy Gilliam, 52, of Orange Avenue, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested August 25 and charged en-US with possession of heroin, possession of en-US cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, en-US possession of a controlled substance, and tamen-US-en-US pering/destroying physical evidence.en-US Kurtis James, 27, of Hale Court, Fort Pierce, en-US was arrested August 25 and charged with posen-US -en-US session of ccreocaine, possession of marijuana en-US over 20 grams, and possession of drug paraen-US -en-US phernalia. en-US Blake Hensley, 30, of Vernon Street, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested August 25 and charged en-US with obstructing justice, and battery. en-US Nichole King, 49, of Sandia Crest, Shreveen-US-en-US port, LA, was arrested August 25 and charged en-US with possession of a controlled substance. en-US Yasmine Jefferson, 32, of N. 26tt Street, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested August 27 and charged en-US with possession of synthetic narcotic with intent en-US to distribute, and possession of a controlled en-US substance. en-US Alexandria Welte, 33, of Seagrape Drive, en-US Fort Pierce, was arrested August 27 and en-US charged with possession of a controlled suben-US -en-US stance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. en-US Anteshia Sumpter, 25, of Douglas Court, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested August 28 and charged en-US with battery by person detained in prison or jail en-US facility. en-US Joseph Acevedo, 34, of E. Midway Road, en-US Fort Pierce, was arrested August 28 and en-US charged with driving while license suspended en-US habitual offender. en-US Olena Kravchenko, 46, of Pluto Terrace, en-US Lake Park, was arrested August 28 and en-US charged with possession of cocaine, driving en-US under the influence, and resisting and officer en-US without violence. en-US Nicholas Ervine, 27, of Altura Street, Port St. en-US Lucie, was arrested August 29 and charged en-US with battery by strangulation as domestic vioen-US -en-US lence, damage to property criminal mischief en-US over $200 and less than $1,000, and resisting en-US an officer without violence. en-US Julie Peth, 35, of N. Old Dixie Highway, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested August 29 and charged en-US with fraud false ID given to law enforcement en-US officer, possession of cocaine, and possession en-US of drug paraphernalia. en-US Jacqueline Fillion, 19, of Pinetree Drive, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested August 29 and charged en-US with possession of marijuana, possession of en-US marijuana less than 20 grams, and possession en-US of drug paraphernalia. en-US Jovanni Gonzalez, 18, of SE Patio Circle, en-US Port St. Lucie, was arrested August 29 and en-US charged with sale of marijuana, and possesen-US -en-US sion of marijuana under 20 grams. en-USMeet Chanceen-USI can be very supen-US-en-US portive.en-US Im a handsome en-US two-year-old boy en-US who would be an en-US excellent Emotional en-US Support Cat. I will sit en-US in your lap all day, en-US and I promise to en-US love you forever. Im en-US positive for FIV, but I en-US will have a normal en-US life span and I dont en-US need any medicine en-US or special food. My en-US guardian angel has en-US paid my adoption en-US fee, so meet me and en-US take me home. en-US Meet Chance at en-US Dogs and Cats en-US Forever in Fort en-US Pierce. Looking for a home en-USCrimeen-USFrom page 5

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en-US 8 I en-USremember when I got my first laptop en-US back in the 1990s, how wonderful life as en-US going to be I imagined how easy it en-US would be when someone called while I was en-US on the road, I could just open the cover, tap en-US a few keys and have all the information I en-US needed at my fingertips. I also recall a en-US failed experiment with Via Voice (IBMs en-US voice recognition software) where I tried in en-US vain to write my column by speaking into en-US the laptops microphone.en-US The reality, unfortunately, came nowhere en-US near the fantasy.en-US First of all that old laptop of mine en-US weighed a ton. I had one of those carry en-US bags with the wheels and a handle that en-US pulled out and dragged it behind me en-US everywhere I went but that wasnt really the en-US worst part. I mean carrying tools around is en-US always part of a road warriors lifestyle; at en-US least this thing had wheels! No, the big en-US problem was how long the damn thing took en-US to turn on.en-US You see with my Day Runner, all I had to en-US do is open the book to todays date and en-US start writing. It even had a little plastic en-US book mark thingy so I could open it to en-US todays date without looking. The only issue en-US I had with the Day Runner is every couple en-US of months I would run out of calendar en-US pages and have to go get new ones.en-US With my laptop it was downright en-US embarrassing! You think it takes computers en-US a long time to boot up today? You wouldnt en-US believe how long the wait was 20 years ago.en-US I can clearly remember trying to get into en-US my machine to look someones information en-US up and waiting and waiting and waiting. en-US And dont get me started on the battery life!en-US I learned a valuable lesson in those days en-US and it was to always keep my power cable en-US handy and be aware of the location of the en-US nearest outlet. (I even had a $30 inverter in en-US my car so I could plug in when I needed en-US to). The battery would always look like it en-US had enough power but, if I wasnt near an en-US outlet then Murphys law would kick in and en-US the battery would die right when I was in en-US the middle of some important task. en-US No, the whole using my laptop instead en-US of a Day Runner experiment was a dismal en-US failure. I found myself carrying my Day en-US Runner and lugging my laptop behind me.en-US Fast forward to now and Im very happy en-US to say I love living in the future! You may en-US have noticed these devices called Tablets en-US seem to be popping up all over the place en-US and recently I became the proud owner of en-US one. And with my tablet, those fantasies en-US that I had in the 90s of having all of my en-US data at my fingertips with my laptop have en-US all come true but with the tablet!en-US The first thing that Ive noticed is that en-US when I press the little button on the bottom en-US of my tablet (an iPad) its on. And I mean en-US instantly. There is no five-minute wait for en-US the thing to boot up and when it does wake en-US up I have access to everything! I can access en-US email, my address book and all of my notes en-US that I make while Im working and the en-US clever part is that the notes that I read have en-US usually been typed in at my home office on en-US my desktop computer. They just happen to en-US synchronize with my tablet so when Im en-US out in the field, everything that I worked en-US on at my main computer at home is en-US available on my tablet instantly I just en-US turn it on and after a few taps I have the en-US information I need. And when I type en-US something into my tablet, it synchronizes en-US with my desktop computer so I dont have en-US to retype anything when I get home.en-US Even the speech recognition software en-US works much better still not well enough en-US to just speak my column into existence but en-US excellent for quick notes.en-US The best part is when I really need en-US something on my desktop at home, I can en-US connect to my home machine with one of en-US several free remote desktop applications en-US and see my entire desktop on my tablet just en-US as if I was sitting in front of it. en-US It took 20 years but with my tablet I en-US finally have all the capabilities that I en-US thought I would have with my laptop. I love en-US living in the future!en-US Sean McCarthy fixes computers. en-US en-US He can be reached at (888) 752-9049 or en-US en-US help@ComputeThisOnline.com.en-USTablets make it seem as if en-US we're living in the future COMPUTE THIS en-USSEAN MCCARTHY en-USWalton Road Baptist Church, 2001 S.E. en-US Walton Road, Port St. Lucie. A free, Christ-en-US centered recovery program offered every en-US Thursday evening. en-USFor more information, call en-US Steve Stevens at (772) 285-5668.en-USTHURSDAY, SEPT. 13 FRIDAY, SEPT. 14en-US en-US Lip Reading 101 marathon style class:en-US en-US 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, with an hour en-US break for lunch each day. Held in the en-US Community Room at Garber Buick/GMC, en-US 5255 S. U.S. 1, Fort Pierce. A skill that is en-US useful in all walks of life, lipreading classes en-US are being again sponsored by the Treasure en-US Coast Chapter, Hearing Loss Association of en-US America and Fort Pierce Lions Club along the en-US Treasure Coast. A certificate of completion en-US wil be presented at the end of the course. en-US The fee is $65 and registration is required. en-US For more information, text (772) 468-0123, en-US visit en-US www.treasurehearing.org, en-US or email en-US speechreader1@gmail.com.en-USTUESDAY, SEPT. 18en-US en-US Writers Group:en-US First and third Tuesdays. en-US 1-3 p.m., Lakewood Park Branch Library, en-US 7605 Santa Barbara Drive, Fort Pierce. Get en-US together with other writers to read and en-US provide feedback on each others work at en-US this program. This informal writing support en-US group is organized by community volunteers en-US and is free and open to anyone interested in en-US writing. Writers of all genres and skills are en-US welcome to drop in and participate. en-USFor more en-US information, contact the staff at (772) 462-en-US 6870, email en-US shroyerc@stlucieco.org en-US or visit en-US http://library.stlucieco.gov.en-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 http://library.stlucieco.gov.en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 3

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2017 2017 C H O I C E R E A D E R S ARIES March 21/April 20 en-USAries, don't hesitate to express the passion en-US you are feeling for a loved one. If you do not en-US share your feelings, others will not know what en-US you are thinking and fail to respond.en-US TAURUS April 21/May 21en-US It's time to trust your instincts, Taurus. When en-US something does not seem on the up and up, en-US you owe it to yourself to speak up. Keep in en-US mind that others may not believe.en-US GEMINI May 22/June 21en-US Your romantic life seems to be full of complien-US-en-US cated patterns that could be perceived as en-US obstacles, Gemini. Don't let these things hinen-US -en-US der your relationships. Start making changes.en-US CANCER June 22/July 22en-US Sitting back and not doing much this week en-US will move you nowhere quickly, Cancer. You en-US need to find motivation to be productive and en-US get to the tasks at hand.en-US LEO July 23/Aug. 23en-US Leo, if you can stay on course, things will en-US move along quite well for you. There are plenty en-US of distractions that may be in your way, but en-US you must look beyond them.en-US VIRGO Aug. 24/Sept. 22en-US Get outdoors and enjoy a walk through the en-US park or a hike, Virgo. It's what you need after en-US being cooped up for too long. Outdoor projen-US -en-US ects also may beckon you.en-US LIBRA Sept. 23/Oct. 23en-US Libra, start planning a much-needed vacation en-US right now. And don't forget to look beyond en-US your usual haunts, as there are many other en-US options available as well.en-USHoroscopes Out en-GB en-GB&en-GB en-GBabout en-USFRIDAY, SEPT. 7en-GB en-GB 'Murder at the Prom:'en-GB 6-9 p.m., Genesis en-GB Community Church, 602 E. Weatherbee en-GB Road, Fort Pierce. Enjoy an '80s murder en-GB mystery dinner with mullets and mayhem en-GB to benefit Treasure Coast Night to Shine, en-GB a prom for individuals with disabilities. en-GB Wear neon and enter the '80s costume en-GB contest for a chance at great prizes. Tickets en-GB are $35. en-GBFor tickets, visit en-GB www.eventbrite.en-GB com/e/murder-mystery-dinners-80s-prom-en-GB tickets-48530551185en-US en-US Pizza Jam Youth:en-US 6-9 p.m., Minsky Gym, en-US 750 S.W. Darwin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For en-US ages 6-12. Participants will have fun playing en-US basketball games, competing in contests, en-US and eating pizza. Parents are required to en-US register their children at 6 p.m. the evening en-US of the event, at the door. This is a lock in en-US program doors will be locked at 6:30 p.m. en-US Children will not be permitted to leave until a en-US parent picks them up at 9 p.m. Parents are en-US required to bring identification when picking en-US up their child. Fees: $7.90 per child at the en-US door. en-US For more information, call (772) 344-en-US 4142en-US en-US Health & Nature Series:en-US 'Take a Walk in en-US the Blue Zone' at 7 p.m., Oxbow Eco-Center, en-US 5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. en-US Meet Community Health Promotion Director en-US Jennifer Harris as she discusses Blue Zones en-US and the characteristics of the lifestyles from en-US five areas around the world where people en-US reach the age of 100 at ten times the rate of en-US the United States. With Blue Zone findings in en-US mind, Jennifer will also provide an overview en-US of the Florida Health Department's 2016-en-US 2019 Community Health Improvement Plan en-US in St. Lucie County and initiatives being en-US conducted by the Healthy St. Lucie Coalition. en-US For more information, call (772) 785-5833 en-US or email en-USoxbow@stlucieco.orgen-USDining en-US &en-US Entertainmenten-USFRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2018 en-US PORT ST. LUCIEen-US WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSSLC.COM PAGE 11en-USSeeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 10en-US Seeen-US en-US SCOPESen-US, page 10en-USTREASURE COAST International en-US Manatee Day is Sept. 7. The date was first en-US observed in Mexico, where the species has en-US been protected since 1921.en-US Save the Manatee Club is using the event en-US to educate about all the dangers facing Floren-US -en-US ida manatees, from boat collisions to red en-US tide.en-US In addition to Save the Manatee Clubs en-US manatee conservation efforts in the U.S., we en-US also assist scientists and educators in the en-US Wider Caribbean, South America, and West en-US Africa with their conservation efforts, said en-US Patrick Rose, Save the Manatee Clubs Execen-US -en-US utive Director and Aquatic Biologist. Funds en-US contributed to the Clubs International Resen-US -en-US cue Fund assist our growing global parten-US -en-US ners.en-US With record watercraft mortality this en-US year along with more than 100 manatees en-US already lost to red tide, we want to ensure en-US that manatees are receiving the help they so en-US desperately require, said Mr. Rose. As in en-US past desperate situations, help is needed en-US from the general public and boaters to assist en-US in reporting sick and injured manatees.en-US As of August 18, there have been 554 en-US manatee mortalities in Florida, which en-US exceeds the total for all of 2017, and 81 of en-US those mortalities were from watercraft collien-US-en-US sions, added Janice Nearing, the clubs en-US Director of Public Relations.en-US Slowing down in manatee habitat and en-US obeying posted speed regulations is the best en-US way to reduce the risk of manatee injury and en-US death.en-US Save the Manatee Club distributes free en-US yellow banners that say Please Slow, Manaen-US -en-US tees Below. Boaters hold the banners up en-US high when they spot a manatee to warn en-US other boaters that manatees are present.en-US There must be a way for Floridians to en-US enjoy boating and recreating on our wateren-US -en-US ways without hurting or killing manatees, en-US said Dr. Katie Tripp, Save the Manatees en-US Director of Science and Conservation. No en-US one spends more time on Floridas waters or en-US better understands the factors that lead to en-USSept. 7 is International Manatee Day By Mike Winikoff en-USmwinikoff@hometownnewsol.comen-USSeeen-US en-US MANATEEen-US, page 12

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en-US 10 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, T ea 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 9-7-18 through 9-14-18May not be combined with other oers en-USHelp us celebrate one of the Treasure Coasts most popular pastimes by submitting en-US a 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 news@hometownnewsol.com. 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) Jolie and Bella en-USKlepper, 8 and en-US 5, of Port St. en-US Lucie, caught en-US this crappie in en-US Oak Hammock en-US park.en-USNice en-US Catch! en-USSCORPIO Oct. 24/Nov. 22en-US Scorpio, you may have a great deal of energy, but en-US you need a plan regarding where to direct it. This en-US may be a good week to spend with friends or famen-US -en-US ily.en-US SAGITTARIUS Nov. 23/Dec. 21en-US Sagittarius, try not to get swept away by bad haben-US -en-US its. Try something new and obtain a fresh peren-US -en-US spective, whether the task is large or small. en-US Accept challenges as they come.en-US CAPRICORN Dec. 22/Jan. 20en-US There is no need to go to extremes to get your en-US point across, Capricorn. Listen to other people's en-US opinions, recognizing that their insight may prove en-US valuable.en-US AQUARIUS Jan. 21/Feb. 18en-US Aquarius, there is nothing wrong with questioning en-US the actions of others. This can be a great way to en-US understand others' points of view and fine tune en-US your own.en-US PISCES Feb. 19/March 20en-US All it takes is a little spark and then your motivaen-US-en-US tion will renew, Pisces. It won't take very long to en-US get back on track if you desire it.en-USScopesen-USFrom page 9 en-USSATURDAY, SEPT. 8en-US en-US Comedy Corner Presents:en-US 8:30 p.m., en-US Black Box at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second en-US Street, Fort Pierce. Headliner is Angel en-US Salazar, with Fasil Malik and Brendan Jay. en-US Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. en-US Full bar, free popcorn, plus a chance of en-US winning free tickets to a future show. en-US For en-US tickets or more information, call the box en-US office at (772) 461-4775 or visit en-US www.en-US sunrisetheatre.com.en-USSUNDAY, SEPT. 9 TUESDAY, SEPT. 11en-US en-US Open auditions:en-US Auditions for 'My Three en-US Angels' by Samuel and Bella Spewack, which en-US will be presented by the Pineapple en-US Playhouse, 700 W. Weatherbee Road, Fort en-US Pierce. The show will be performed from en-US Thursday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 18. en-US All auditions are open to the public and en-US require no prior stage experience. Register en-US at 6:30 p.m. The auditions are cold reads en-US from the show's script. en-US For more information, en-US call (772) 465-0366 or visit en-US www.en-US pineappleplayhouse.com/auditions/en-USSUNDAY, SEPT. 9en-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-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 11en-USOuten-USFrom page 9

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en-US 11 772-46 4-0407PUBLIC WELCOME! G T G C C4302 Gator Trace Dr., Fort Pierce, FL www.GatorTraceCountryClub.com 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 Summer Special Call for Tee Times! Expires 9.30.18includes green fees and cart$20 Factory Certied Technicians & Parts Department 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 2015 2015 C H O I C E R E A D E R S R E A D E R S C H O I C E 2013 2014 2013 2014 SAME GREAT SERVICE! St. Lucie Outboard Marine OPENMon. Fri. 8am-5pm Sat. 9am-2pmSince 1979FACTORY PARTS Service Motors Trailers Voted Best Sales and Service Marine Store SALES SERVICE WARRANTY MOTORS Evinrude Johnson Honda Suzuki Yamaha Factory Certied Technicians Factory Parts Department SHIPS STORE Marine and Boat Accessories TRAILERS EZ Loader Float on 772-464-14404750 S. US 1 Ft Pierce en-USBob Fishel, Judy Fishel, Pat Marshall, Bruce Marshall, en-US from Stuart, took along a copy of Hometown News to en-US Seward, Alaska. For two weeks they traveled 2,000 en-US miles in Alaska to view 172 different kinds of birds. en-US Thanks for taking us along! en-USAre you a fan of the Hometown News? Well, we are inviting you to en-US take us along on your next adventure. en-US Each week, we will feature a different reader-submitted photo that showcases one (or en-US more) of our Treasure Coast residents reading the Hometown News in a unique or en-US exotic place. Whether you take a trip to the Grand Canyon or a cruise to the Bahamas, en-US 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 include en-US your first and last name, the city you live in and the location/date of where the photo en-US was taken. Type TOURING WITH THE TOWNIES in the subject line.en-USTouring with the Townies en-USIen-USn golf, the only connection that we have en-US with our equipment comes through the en-US grip. We depend on the grips on our en-US clubs to control the club and to transmit to en-US the ball where it is to go. Grips also send en-US back to our brains information about how en-US well we struck the ball.en-US A few years ago I played with what had en-US to be the worst set of rental clubs ever. Only en-US a couple of clubs out of the 14 in the bag en-US had a grip that wasnt as hard as a rock and en-US as slippery as a fish. It made for a strange en-US round to say the least. en-US I constantly was afraid the club would fly en-US out of my hands. To prevent that, I gripped en-US the club too tightly, putting far too much en-US tension into my arms and body. I eventualen-US -en-US ly, just tried to hit different shots with the en-US two or three clubs that had a grip slightly en-US younger than I.en-US Todays grip market is huge. The number en-US of choices we golfers have to perfect our en-US connection with our tools is amazing. Grips en-US come in more colors and combinations en-US than Crayola can put in a box, as well as en-US different weights and different sizes.en-US We didn't always have all these choices. en-US In fact, there are few written records en-US regarding the history of golf grips. We can en-US assume that the shepherds who invented en-US the game, likely did not turn their crooks en-US upside down and wrap the bottom with en-US anything before hitting stones around the en-US hillsides of Scotland.en-US It is unclear when grip first appeared on en-US clubs, but we do know that a wool listing en-US was used in the 18th century. In to the 19th en-US century, this would be covered with en-US sheepskin before leather and then rubber en-US would take over in the 20th century.en-US Some golfers would apply chalk to their en-US grips to help them stay dry. Additionally, en-US olive oil, wax, pitch and varnish would be en-US used to help golfers better grip their clubs.en-US While grips last much longer today than en-US they did back when they were simple wool en-US listings or leather, they should still be en-US replaced about every 40 rounds. More often en-US if your hands sweat a lot or they are en-US constructed of a material that starts to en-US break down. Your grips should feel tacky in en-US your hand and should never get to the point en-US where they are hard or cracked. It's always en-US good to replace your entire set, keeping the en-US same feel with every club in your bag.en-US Many people do not know the imporen-US GOLF en-USJAMES STAMMER en-USGetting a grip on your game is as easy as 1,2,3en-USTUESDAY, SEPT. 11en-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 www.jazzsociety.org.en-USWEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12en-US en-US Weekly Latin Dance:en-US Every Wednesday en-US night, 8-11 p.m., Midtown Grill & Bar, Fort en-US Pierce. Salsa, Merengue, Bachata. $5. en-USFor en-US more information, (703) 402-3645.en-USTHURSDAY, SEPT. 13en-US en-US Dance: en-US 7-9:30 p.m. every Thursday, en-US Polish American Club, 343 Prima Vista Blvd., en-US Port St. Lucie. $8 per person. BYOB and en-US soda. en-US For reservations, call Cindy, (508) 287-en-US 3370. en-USFRIDAY, SEPT. 14en-US en-US Free Friday Concert Series:en-US 6-9 p.m., en-US Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic en-US Center Place, Port St. Lucie. Performance by en-US Oddessey. Concert will happen rain or shine en-US either outside the Civic Center at Village en-US Square Stage or inside the Emerald en-US Ballroom. Free concert, plus arts and craft en-US vendors, and food for purchase and a fully en-US stocked cash bar. Free admission and free en-US parking. en-US For information on becoming a en-US vendor, call Civic Center staff at (772) 807-en-US 4488.en-USFRIDAY, SEPT. 14 SATURDAY, SEPT. 15en-US en-US Firefighter Combat Challenge:en-US en-US Competition event that encourages en-US firefighter fitness and demonstrates the en-US profession's rigors to the public. Wearing full en-US gear, firefighters race head-to-head as they en-US simulate the physical demands of real-life en-US firefighting by performing a linked series of en-US five tasks including climbing the five-story en-US tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses en-US and rescuing a life-sized, 175-pound victim en-US as they race against themselves, their en-US opponents and the clock. The event will also en-US incorporate a Treasure Coast CrossFit en-US challenge bringing an additional estimated en-US 200 physical fitness competitors to the en-US event. The public is encouraged to attend. en-US Free admission, with food trucks, vendors, en-US and special displays at the Manatee en-US Observation & Education Center along with en-US the first-ever photography exhibit by Rusty en-US Wiles, a St. Lucie County firefighter and en-US nationally recognized minimalist en-US photographer at the A.E. Backus Museum & en-US Gallery. en-US For schedule and information, visit en-US www.FirefighterChallenge.com.en-USSATURDAY, SEPT. 15en-US en-US Saturday Afternoon STEAM Talks:en-US A en-US Year Full of Stars with Planetarium Director en-US Jon U. Bell at 4 p.m., Hallstrom Planetarium, en-US IRSC main campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort en-US Pierce. Get a preview of some of the en-US awesome upcoming sky events, including a en-US total lunar eclipse on Jan. 20, 2019, plus en-US some great views of the moon and planets, en-US and information about the new season of en-US planetarium shows. Treasure Coast Astroen-US -en-US nomical Society will provide telescope en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 12en-USOuten-USFrom page 10en-US Seeen-US Stammer, page 12

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en-US 12 Answers Located in the Classied Section manatee strikes. en-USDr. Tripp thinks that boaters themen-US -en-US selves, by becoming more proactive for en-US manatees, can head off the need for en-US increased law enforcement. Anyone whos en-US getting behind the wheel or handlebars of en-US a vessel needs to be responsible and know en-US what theyre doing.en-US We dont know anyone who intentionen-US -en-US ally aims to injure manatees during a day en-US of boating, said Dr. Tripp. But terrible en-US injuries and suffering occur nonetheless, en-US and we can do better.en-US Red tide is also a deadly danger to manen-US -en-US atees.en-US Martin County adopted the term Lost en-US Summer in 2013 to describe the disaster en-US caused by discharges from Lake en-US Okeechobee into coastal communities, en-US said Dr. Tripp. Posted signs warned en-US against swimming, fishing, or otherwise en-US coming in contact with the water that was en-US covered in guacamole-thick algae. The en-US moniker was unfortunately applicable en-US again in 2016 and now again in 2018.en-US On Floridas west coast, red tide has en-US killed nearly 1,100 manatees over the last en-US 23 years, and because blooms now occur en-US so frequently, they are no longer characen-US -en-US terized as unusual mortality events, said en-US Dr. Tripp. The organism that causes red en-US tide is naturally-occurring. The input of en-US human-generated pollution into our en-US coastal waters, which causes that organism en-US to bloom and wreak havoc, is far from naten-US -en-US ural. The same is true for the various algae en-US blooms that have occurred in the Indian en-US River Lagoon in recent years, resulting in en-US the deaths of manatees, dolphins, fish, and en-US sea birds, and the loss of tens of thousands en-US of acres of vitally-important seagrass.en-US Red tide acts as a neurotoxin, giving en-US manatees seizures that can result in en-US drowning. Sick, injured, or orphaned en-US manatees should be reported to the Florien-US -en-US da Fish and Wildlife Conservation, en-US because they can often be saved if rescued en-US in time.en-US If manatees exposed to red tide can be en-US moved out of the affected area by trained en-US biologists and stabilized at a critical care en-US facility, their prognosis is often very good, en-US said Dr. Tripp.en-US To report such animals or to alert the en-US FWC to any other hazardous conditions or en-US incidents affecting marine wildlife, call en-US 1-888-404-FWCC (3992). You can also en-US send a text message or email to Tip@en-US MyFWC.com, or use VHF Channel 16 on en-US your marine radio. For more information, en-US visit Save the Manatee Club at www.saveten-US -en-US hemanatee.org or Manatee Observation en-US and Education Center in Fort Pierce at en-US www.manateeeducationcenter.org.en-USManateeen-USFrom page 9 en-UStance of getting the proper grip size or en-US being fit for your grip. When custom fitting en-US your clubs for shaft, shaft flex, loft, lie and en-US more, it is equally important to have the en-US right grip size. There are many grip sizes en-US available and you can even alter the en-US thickness of the grip during the installation en-US process.en-US A grip that is too small may cause en-US overactive hands, while one that is too large en-US may prevent you from releasing the club en-US through impact. One good measure is that en-US when gripping your club, your middle and en-US ring finger should just about touch the palm en-US pad of your hand.en-US Between grip changes, you should wash en-US your grips frequently. Anyone who has en-US watched Fred Couples play, will notice that en-US he not only plays without a glove, but wipes en-US his grips clean with a moist towel before en-US every shot.en-US As you play, sweat and oils from your en-US hands are transferred onto your grips. If en-US you fail to clean then, your grips will en-US become slippery and difficult to hold onto en-US during your swing. Using just a towel en-US dipped in a soapy water solution will do the en-US trick. Dawn dish soap is great for cutting en-US through the hand oil and sweat that en-US accumulate on your grips.en-US In 1925 golf's original grip manufactured en-US was established by Elver Lamkin out of his en-US garage in suburban Chicago. His en-US hand-crafted, premium leather grips en-US quickly became the rage among golfers en-US looking for a consistent, comfortable, and en-US tacky grip.en-US In the 1960s, under the direction of en-US Elvers son Rovbert Lamkin, the company en-US began manufacturing leather and rubber en-US hybrid grips. Eventually the company en-US would move on to synthetic rubber, en-US providing a more affordable grip.en-US There is only one thing more afforden-US -en-US able than an affordable grip, and that would en-US happen to be a free grip. en-US Thanks to Lamkin, I am giving away en-US not just a grip, but an entire 13 grip set of its en-US latest grips to one lucky reader. Simply send en-US me an email to en-US stammergolf@yahoo.comen-US and en-US in a few weeks, I will draw a winner from en-US everyone who enters. I look forward to en-US hearing from you and good luck to you all.en-US James Stammer has been an avid golfer en-US and golf enthusiast for nearly 40 years. en-US Contact him at en-USstammergolf@yahoo.comen-US.en-USStammeren-USFrom page 11en-US viewing after the presentation, if weather en-US permits. Free, public is welcome. en-USFor more en-US information, visit en-US www.irsc.edu.en-US en-US A Sizzling Havana Night:en-US Hosted by The en-US Jewelia Project to benefit HANDS of St. Lucie en-US County from 6-11 p.m., Pelican Yacht Club, en-US 1120 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. Tickets are en-US $60 per person. Ticket deadline is Sept. 12. en-US Visit en-US www.handsofslc.org.en-USTUESDAY, SEPT. 18en-US 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 p.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-USOuten-USFrom page 11

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en-US 14 r frrrrf nntbtn ntbn b rf r nt tttnb bnf btnnf ntr nn t tff rf f r nn f nn fff rn nn n n fn ntn nf r ntttt nb tb nb n b nrf ff nf b bf nn n rf b fff nf f bn n nn nn nfff 132SpecialNotices nf f bn n nn nn nff 131Personals r n b nb nnf t n ff 103Adoptions rfntbn f rrr rfnftrb rnf rn fnnn nrrnf nfr tnnr r rfnn rnnnnfr n f nbnbtbttnbnbbbbbbbnbbnbbbbbbbtntbbbtbtnnbbbtbbbnbntnbbtbbtbnfntbnfb tbtbftfft tn rr 305Pets:Domestic PETS nn nb n r ff b b n nb n ff nn nn bnn b t n ff 205Antiques/ Collectibles/Art f f n nnnbb bt b n 201GarageSales MERCHANDISEMART nbb n t ff ff f n r b fff ttt bbn f n ntf b n bt b rr nb nrr nnf b rn fff 145Wanted f b ff n ff ttt 305Pets:Domestic bb t t ff f f b ffn b b nff b nnt n ff nnf ff f f ff fn t t ff n ft t ff n n bn tff nn bf ff b tb t ff n n ff ft ff n bn bb ff ff t tf ff nr bff bf ff nn tff bt rff nb ff 230Bargains:$200 orless rfntb ntn b tn tn nn ffntn n r f nnnn tn rfntbt rfntbftbfr frrfnnntfnfnbnfnrrrrbn nnfnnnrt bnttnnnnnfn n f r b rn nf n ff 510Schools b t ntt ff nn bb ff t ff nnfr tb ff n tt ff n fn n ff nft f ff ff n nbb ff n f ff 230Bargains:$200 orless 455Trades n b tttnn fnfnb r rn n rrr 510Schools r n b b t fn ff nf f bn n nn nn nff 270Medical Equipment&Supplies n rnn nf rr r 260Furniture& HouseholdGoods r b rf nrf fff 255Electronics nn f tnt fnn r ttttt fff 234BuildingSupplies &Equipment rrrrf t t b fff 455Trades btb nn fn tn rrrrf rrrrf ntbn b b bn fff n rb bn ff b nf tb r ff n b f nf nrn fffttt n bn t ff rb f r n rbnf nff rb bn ff frr f rf r nn rb bf fff b n nn n n fff 270Medical Equipment&Supplies nnb nrf f brb fff nf bb bn tf tt t t fff nf bb bn tf tt t t fff n nn nf f rnbn rnn fff r n b b t fn ff f b n bf fff nb n bt n n ff nn t n nn n rn n n fff nf b bf nn n rf b fff 299miscNATIONAL Ads b n bt tfn n nb t n nfff b n bt ff nn nb t n n fff n bnf f n n fff t 275MiscItems r b rf nrf ff r b rf nrf fff r rf b t fff n t t fff n t t fff n t t fff nb n nn nn bt ff nnf n nn n nf nb n ff tttn bb n bf r nnbf fff b f bbf bn bf r nnbf fff b n n bt nn bt fff nnf nn nrf f brb fff nn nrf f brb fff 299miscNATIONAL Ads

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en-US 15 rfntb ffff nf f tf f bf ff fff f ff f bf ff f ff 299miscNATIONAL Ads t nt n f n n ff b n ffb ff ffn tb f ffb f fff ff nt nt n tnn n f fff ffff f b tff fff n nn tnt n n ntn n fff bff ff f fff f b ff ff ff ffbff ffbf f n btbnf ftbf fn ffff ff ff fff t ftb t n nt n 5020Notice toCreditors ff ff ff nf f f ff ff ff nf f f t ffn fff fffff ff fffb 299miscNATIONAL Ads ff n n fnf fff n ffff f ffb ff n nf ff ffb f fff ff tt tttn n nt n t tr nt t nt n tn nt n n ntn f fff ffff f b ff fff n n ntn t n n nn n n fff bff ff f fff f b ff ff ff ffbff f ffb f n tnf f tbf fnf ff ff n ff ffff fff t n t n 5020Notice toCreditors r ff fff ff fff fff f rf fffff b f fff f ntbb fbff f f n nrf f fr bf f 299miscNATIONAL Ads b n nfn fff ffbb ff n nf ffb fff fff tt tttn n nt n t tr nt nt n n ntn f fff ffff f b ff fff n n ntn t n nn n n fff bff ff f fff f b ff ff ffff ffb ffbf f nfn tbf fnf ff ff n ff ff fff t t t n t nt n f 5020Notice toCreditors bff b bfffff fff bf f r f bf b f r f ff ff f r f b b b 299miscNATIONAL Ads n n tbnf n ffb ff n bnf ffb f fff fff tt tttn n nt n t tr nt t nt n tn nt n n ntn f fff ffff f b ff fff n n ntn t n nn n n fff bff ff f fff f b ff ff ffff ffb ffbf f nfn tbf fnf ff ff f f ff fff t tn n t nt tn t n ff 5020Notice toCreditors rrfntbbbb f fff rf tfn tf n nf nff f ff ff fff n nfnf ff ff bff b bfffff fff bf nn 299miscNATIONAL Ads r t f f n nf r ff f n n ff t f f f t ff f n nff f f n nf fff f ff ff f ff ff ff ff f f f f ff f r rtt tf rt tf r tf ff bfff n fffr fn fff f b ffff fn b rn n 5060NoticeofSale 5020Notice toCreditors f r t fb f tff fr nr bf b ftb ff ff nffr f ff ff ff fff rf tff nf nfnf ff fff 299miscNATIONAL Ads f f ff fff f tb fr f nf f fr n tt rfff r r r rf r r r rrf rf r rrr nf n f nf nf f f f n nf fff f ff ff f ff ff ff ff f f f f ff f r r fb ff ff ff f ffff ff f bfff fff f bf f f fb b f f 5060NoticeofSale rff f fr f rffnt n t nff f f ff fff f f ff fff f f ff 299miscNATIONAL Ads nf n nr n r bff n n t f tff tf t f fft b rff f f bf ff f n nf fff f ff ff f ff ff ff ff f f f f ff f r r fb ff ff ff f ffff ff f bfff fff f bf f f r f ff 5060NoticeofSale rrfntbbbb f b f bfff frf ff f fn ffbf f fft f f f f ntf ff fff ff nt 299miscNATIONAL Ads t r t ftf rr tn ttr tnn t ftf r ftf r t nn nt r ftf f n nf ffbf ff ffff fbf ffff ffn ff ffb bffff r fb ff ff ff f ffff ff f bfff fff f bf f f rt rr rf r rf rrf r r r r r rtbf r r rn rt r nr n n nf nf nf n f 5060NoticeofSale

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en-US 16 rf rnntbtbtn rf fnrtrb bnrn ntrrn r 710HousesforSale 710HousesforSale fntbn r nnbn ff 730Manufactured HomesforSale rff 785WantedtoBuy tn nrt nnn rn n ff tn n rtnn n b n 735OutofArea forSale t rr tn trr 730Manufactured HomesforSale nnfn t rr rnr rr n f 802Rooms& Roommates rfnntbbbt ntnf t bn n nrt rrff 802Rooms& Roommates nrr btf nnf n rrrr fffrr f rn nrtf n n nnt bb fff nnnt nt fn f r fff bnt r rf ntrtf rntt rrff r f nrr rnr n rr fff n f n rrr rfff tn t trnf trrrnrf rn nnn b rr ff 299miscNATIONAL Ads nt r rnn f rrn fff 630Misc.Financial BUSINESS& FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES btntnb b nn rnn r rrfff btntnb r nnf rnn r fff bb nf f trrn rr nrnrr nn rrr ntn rr fff bb nf f trrn rr nrnrr nn rrnr tf n tnrr fff n nrt r rrrr rrnn tn b rn ntf rrff f 299miscNATIONAL Ads nnnt nt fn f rrr ff n f nt rrrrr rff 630Misc.Financial rr n rrnrrn nt t rr fff n rrnrrn nt t fff t rrnnrrrr nnr nrf nr brnf fff r nt b tn rrnnrr rrnnf rnr n r fffr ntf b brnf tnt tnrrf rrnr nnrr rb nnnn fff t rt rf rtr r nrrrr nfff tnt t n ntnf nf nrr nnf rr ff tnt t n ntnf f nrr nnf rr ff 299miscNATIONAL Ads r rf fnn f r n tf rr fff bn r tn rnn nt n ff 915Automobiles TRANSPORTATION r rf tt n rnr tnnnf rn 299miscNATIONAL Ads f rn nrn nr r ff 915Automobiles n f b nr r tnb rf nnr ff 299miscNATIONAL Ads tnn rn n tn ff nnf fff n nn t ntn rrn rnf t tf rr fff ntn tf t rr fff ntn n n n rr tn tn n r nf nf tn f nnff fff 920Automobiles Wanted n f b nr r tnb rf nnr ff 299miscNATIONAL Ads f n rnfr rn nrt rrf ff nbnt n r r t nnn rrnf nf rnnt ff fn nn n n r ff 940RV/Travel Trailers/Campers tn nr f nnf rrr fff 920Automobiles Wanted tn nf tnf nf nn tr n rrfff 299miscNATIONAL Ads r nntbt btnnbnt tntn f tr nn ff 963BoatParts tn t r r trr rr fff n rrntf rfn tn nrn fff r t rrfff 960Misc. Transportation t tnb r rr ff 950Trucks/Vans rfnntbbbt tn nf tnf nf nn tr n rrff 299miscNATIONAL Ads