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The Herald-Advocate H ardee Countys Hometown Coverage 114th Year, No. 8 3 S ections, 28 Pages 70 P lus 5 Sales Tax Thursday, January 23, 2014 SUBSCRIBE ONLINE AT THEHERALD ADVOCATE .COM Small Tract A Hu nters Joy . Column 8C Women: Learn S elf-Protection . Story 1B COURTESY PHOTO Yellow Slippers is the title of this image captured by nature photographer Cindy Rose, whose landscape and wildlife pictures are featured in the River of Grass exhibit now on display in the Upper-Level Gallery at the Theatre for the Performing Arts on South Florida State Colleges main campus. While those yellow slippers cannot be seen here, a trip to Avon Park will reveal the stark color contrasts and other visual delights in the Florida-focused exhibit. The gallery is open to the public Wednesdays through Fridays, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The 16-piece collection can be viewed now through April 25. SNOWY EGRET D eath At FINR Sparks Lawsuit Temps Plummet, Soar The Ups & Downs Of This Winter Are Taking A Toll WEATHER D ATE HIGH LOW RAIN 01/1563470.00 0 1/1657340.05 01/1766290.00 01/1860320.00 01/1969270.00 01/2075390.00 01/2175480.06 TOTAL Rainfall to 01/21/2014 1.03 Sa me period last year 0.52 Ten Year Average 47.79 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center INDEX C lassifieds.....................6B Community Calendar....4A Courthouse Report.......7C Crime Blotter.................7C Entertainment...............4C Hardee Living................2B Information Roundup...8B Obituaries......................4A Puzzles..........................4C School Lunch Menus..10B Solunar Forecast..........5C Beckham PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO P ortraying the peaceful civil rights proponent was quite the honor as a parade commemorating the national Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday worked its way through downtown Wauchula on Monday. It was the highlight of several observance activities. For more photos of the parade, see 6A. THE DREAM By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate The up-down of winter weather has hit Hardee County. According to local reports the worst morning was Sunday. Another low was expected Wednes day night and Thursday, with temperatures dipping into the low 30s. In between, there have been some warm afternoons, getting nearly to 70 degrees on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. This bouncing up and down has the trees confused. When it warms, they want to bloom, much too early. So if it stays cold, its better for them, said Barbara Carlton, executive di rector of Peace River Valley Growers Association. Theres been no complaints of fre eze damage. It didnt stay low enough long enough. The cold is actually a benefit, said Carlton. Around the county, there were reports Sunday morning of scrapping frost of windshields and temperatures as low as 28. According to the weekly report from the weather station at the University of Florida Range Cattle Station in Ona, Sundays low was 27 degrees. High temperatures from last Thursday through Saturday ranged in the high 50s and low 60s. After a couple of balmy 70ish days, temperatures were expected to plummet throughout Wednesday, with a freeze watch for today (Thursday) until 9 a.m. Wind chill could make it feel as l ow as 30 degrees, reported the National Weather Service. It should warm up again by Satur day or Sunday. The cool weather, has been accompanied by the lack of rain which forces growers to irrigate. Paradoxically, the South-west Water Management Dis-trict has issued an advisory for residents to Skip a Week or more of wa tering during the cooler months of January and February. The advisory says one-half to three-quarters of an inch of water every 10 to 14 days is sufficient. Overwatering can See TEMPERATURE 2A By CYNTHIA KRAHL Of The Herald-Advocate A wrongful death claim has been filed in Hardee Circuit Court against a local brain-in jury rehabilitation facility. Named as plaintiff in the civil action is Edward Jakobowski of Connecticut. The defendant is the Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation Inc. In the four-page lawsuit filed on Jan. 7 by attorney Howard I. Kay of Lilly, OToole & Brown in Lake Wales, Jakobowski al leges his daughter, Melinda, died on Feb. 10, 2011, because of the centers negligence. He is seeking monetary damages in a jury trial. Court records show that arrangements have been made to serve the lawsuit on FINR head Joseph Brennick on behalf of his facility, but do not report com pletion of that task. Once served with the civil action, FINR and its attorneys will have 30 business days to enter their initial response to the allegations set forth in the claim. Jakobowski asserts that his daughter was a resident of Bristol, Conn., when on Sept. 8 of 2010 she was admitted to the FINR facility in Wauchula for evaluation, assessment and treat ment. FINR thereafter owed a duty to Melinda Jakobowski to use reasonable care for her safety and well-being, the lawsuit says. It cites an obligation to provide a safe environment, care for her physical well-being, an expe rienced and trained staff, and courteous treatment. But on Feb. 10, 2011, it alleges, employees at the facility failed to provide decedent Melinda Jakobowski with ade quate care and breached their du ties. The document goes on to say she was required and scheduled to receive what is termed Close Visual Supervision, but alleges she did not on the date in ques tion. As a result of this failure to provide Close Visual Super-vi sion, Melinda Jakobowski suf fered a sudden ventricular arrhythmia resulting in her death, Kay says in the claim filed on behalf of his client. See FINR2A By MARIA TRUJILLO Of The Herald-Advocate ATurn your pain into pur pose. These are the words nation ally known Christian motiva tional speaker Jennifer Beckham lives by. And it was Erica Scheipsmeier who brought more of Beckhams principles to Hardee County. In fact, Beckham is now coming to town as well, for a speaking appearance on Jan. 31. The event is open to women countywide. Scheipsmeier says her discov ery of Beckhams ministry came about a year ago when she was looking for something to discuss with her life group at church. She found Beckhams book, Get Over Yourself. The book comes with a study guide that teaches seven princi ples to turn the pain of your past or present into your purpose. According to Scheipsmeier, the study focuses on getting over whatever has happened in the past, such as things or events in life that tend to hold someone back from moving forward with life. The study shows seven practical principles that will get you unstuck and into a life of bal ance, fulfillment, confidence and purpose. Scheipsmeier says she en joyed the message the book and class study conveyed, and See EVENT2A

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2A The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 The Herald-Advocate H ardee Countys Hometown Coverage JAMES R. KELLY Publisher/Editor CYNTHIA M. KRAHL Managing Editor JOAN M. SEAMAN S ports Editor 115 S. Seventh Ave. P.O. Box 338 Wauchula, FL 33873 RALPH HARRISON P roduction Manager NOEY DE SANTIAGO Asst. Prod. Manager Phone: (863) 773-3255 Fax: (863) 773-0657 Published weekly on Thursday at Wauchula, Florida, by The Herald-Advocate P ublishing Co. Inc. Periodical Postage paid at U.S. Post Office, Wauchula, FL 33873 and additional entry office (USPS 578-780), Postmaster, send address changes to: The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. DEADLINES: S chools Thursday 5 p.m. Sports Monday noon Hardee Living Thursday 5 p.m. General News Monday 5 p.m. Ads Tuesday noon SUBSCRIPTIONS: H ardee County 6 months $21; 1 yr. $39; 2 yrs. $75 Florida 6 months $25; 1 yr. $46; 2 yrs. $87 Out of State 6 months $29; 1 yr. $52; 2 yrs. $100 LETTERS: T he Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public interest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed and include a daytime phone number. SUBMISSIONS: Press releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should be typed, double-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines. All items are subject to editing. Kellys Column B y Jim The seats of Hardee School Board members Jan Platt, Thomas T revino, and Paul Samuels are up for election this year, all three incumbents plan to seek re-election this fall. Platt is completing her fourth four-year term, and Trevino and Samuels are completing their first term. The Ghost Tours Friday night sponsored by Main Street Wauchula will be a wonderful event. This is the second year. The cost is $10 for the 90-minute tours. Florida Hospital Wauchula hosted a reception Tuesday after noon for Eric Stephens, new CEO of Florida Hospital Heartland Di vision. Hardee has an excellent small hospital, rehab center and a great emergency room. The Florida Gator mens basketball team has achieved a 15-2 record to date and a No. 6 national ranking. The Gators have made the Final 8 and are hoping to make the Final 4 this season. The public is invited to tour the annual Alafia River Rendezvous in Homeland north of Fort Meade this Friday and Saturday, from 9 to 4. This is a wonderful encampment of life in the early 1900s in America. For people who like yesteryear this is worth seeing. There is a small admission fee. Mosaics Streamsong Resort is a testament of what can be done with land that has been mined for phosphate. Mosaic has built two world class golf courses, a nice lodge and spa, and offers fine dining, bass fishing, hiking, etc. in southwest Polk County a few miles north of Fort Green. Streamsong has 300 employees and hosted an open house last week. The Bowling Green City Commission on Jan. 14 showed some interest in buying the historic Inn built in 1929 on 17 and Main. Bowling Green is getting some new sidewalks along Main Street. Hardee High School beat the state average for the Algebra 1 Winter end-of-course exam first-time testers, with 47 percent. The state average was 46 percent. Polk county scored 36 percent, DeSoto 40 percent, and Hendry, 18 percent, reported Hardee Superintendent of Schools David Durastanti. Beating the state average is a noteworthy accomplishment. The Algebra 1 Winter end-of-course results are another positive success for Hardee County schools, said Durastanti, who thanked the hard work of teachers, parents, staff, support personnel, students, administrators, business partners, churches, civic organizations and the School Board. Durastanti likes Proverbs 22:6, Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it. Forbes last year reported the worlds highest paid athletes were, in order, Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Phil Mickelson, and soccer players David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The earnings ranged from $78.1 million for Tiger to $41.3 million for Messi. Woods, who has recovered financially from his trouble in 2009, and Federer each had $65 million in endorsements. The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program is sponsoring a free conservation landscaping workshop and native plant sale Sat urday, Feb. 1, at the Turner Center at 2250 Roan St., Arcadia, from 8 a.m. to noon. Each attendee will receive a free packet of seeds. The program will include the best plants to use in this part of Florida, drought and water restrictions, cold-tolerant plants, edible native plants, where to find plants, seeds and mulch, and mulching and planting demonstrations. We live in a changing America today. The Boy Scouts of Amer ica now allows openly gay members. Marriage in about 18 states is no longer one man-one woman. Gay rights made big gains in 2012 and 2013. Will American society continue to change in 2014 and the years thereafter, becoming more liberal or more conservative? New York Times syndicated columnist Nicholas D. Kristof wrote last year there are about 30,000 firearm deaths in the U.S. annually 11,000 homicides and 19, 000 suicides. By contrast there are about 32,000 U.S. deaths annually from traffic accidents. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played professional basketball for 20 years, from 1969 to 1989. Since then he has become a writer, coach, actor and ambassador. He is 65, reports the February issue of the Rotarian magazine. He reports the average length of retirement is 18 years. About 19 percent of Americans do not plan to work after they retire, but 75 percent intend to work either full or part-time. Kareem advises to stay active, be significant and be active in other peoples lives. Age is about attitude. People who need people are the luckiest peo ple. Try new things, forge new relationships, and seek new ways to contribute to your community. TEMPERATUREContinued From 1A FINRContinued From 1A EVENTContinued From 1A soc1:23c mously and commissioners are e xpected to discuss the issue at one of their upcoming meetings. ecutive Director Bill Lambert regarding the incubator/accelerator project. Lambert said the property was purchased for the appraised value of $493,000. Plans are being made on how to best divide the building to allow for multiple tenants. Peace River Paddle Sports is already operating on a limited basis while waiting for the building to be purchased and renovated. Owner Trey Flemer said he has spent $43,000 of his $63,000 allocation on equip ment to now offer kayak and canoe rentals in Hardee County. Flemer has purchased a van and 40 kayaks and canoes that are available to rent for trips down Peace River or to Hardee Lakes Park. He said he has es tablished a full-time position for himself and two part-time jobs. He is continuing to work on the manufacturing portion of his business, and hopes to have a sellable finished product avail able by June. In the meantime, Flemer will market to larger cities around Central Florida in hopes of attracting them to the county for outdoor recreation. Cantu Apiaries is the other approved tenant moving into the building. The company will install a filling line to manufacture lo tion, lip balm and other cosmetic products using its honey and other natural bee products. By MICHAEL KELLY Of The Herald-Advocate The Hardee County Industrial Development Authority approved the following items during its nearly four-hour meeting last Tuesday, with board mem bers Dottie Conerly and Doug Jensen absent. from Continuum Labs CEO Travis Bond regarding the progress of the company. Bond said the company has taken its last draw, totaling $59,000, from the $7.25 million in grants the IDA has awarded over the past three years. He is continuing to meet with investors to raise additional cap ital and will cover the cost gap with his personal money until revenue and capital can cover the expenses. Bond said the company is growing and has added hundreds of users since the first of the year. In 2014 he expects to add an additional 40-70 jobs based on the number of pro jected contracts in the works. Commission, which appoints the members of the IDA, conduct a performance review of all mem bers. A motion was made by Gene Davis to evaluate recent appointees because he felt some members have been working against the IDA objective to cre ate jobs and encourage eco nomic development. Jim See said he would second the motion if it was amended to include all board members, which it was. The motion passed unani In Other Action Further, Kay alleges in the fil i ng that the death could have been prevented if she had been provided the Close Visual Su pervision she was supposed to have received. The civil action asks that monetary damages be awarded to the estate for loss of prospec tive net accumulations and medical and funeral expenses. It seeks monetary damages for Edward Jakob-owski as father for loss of decedents companionship, mental pain and suffering and medical and funeral expenses. It concludes by asking the court to set the matter for trial by a jury. FINRs response to the allega tions will follow service of the document. encourage pests and disease in your l awn. Too much irrigation makes lawns less able to survive droughts. Using an irrigation timer allows a resident to hold off on watering. Watering every other week during the winter will help conserve drinking water supplies that the public needs for critical uses during the dry season. If everyone skipped one week of irrigation this season, it could save an estimated 1.9 billion gal lons of water, concluded the advisory. Carlton noted that there were plenty of things to worry about beside the weather. Weve been struggling with greening. Its been very problematic, causing the fruit to drop and less to pick, a big economic factor for growers, she commented. Asked about recent reports on discovery of a gene causing greening, Carlton responded. Doing these genetic studies could be helpful. There are lots of applications, such as develop ing a strain of resistant trees, mutations to make them able to overcome this disease. Growers have spent $80 to $90 million of their self-tax money on these studies. Trees have not looked proper and healthy in a long time. There have been losses of 50 fifty percent or higher. I hope they can come up with something posi tive, said Carlton. She said there was also some trouble with canker over the summer with the rain and it caused some lesions on some trees, but the major problem remains the greening, not the weather, she concluded. The Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown CoverageTelephone (863) 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com wanted to share it with others. S cheipsmeier also says she feels a connection with Beckham because she married a man who is from Zolfo Springs. In fact, Scheipsmeier knew Beckhams husband Anthony while growing up, and even went to the couples wedding, which took place in Zolfo Springs several years ago. His family still lives in Zolfo Springs, she says. And it is in Hardee County where several of Jennifer Beckhams Bible studies are taking place in local churches in prepa ration for her upcoming appearance. Scheipsmeier says 165 women have taken part in 11 separate studies in the county. All of these studies focus on Beckhams book and looking at the sometimes meaningless things people tend to fill their lives with. Scheipsmeier hopes that by having these studies going on during the same period of time, it will bring the commu nity together. She says all of the women attending the studies will be united by one goal, which is finding a way to heal and have Jesus in their lives. Although the studies are for women, Scheipsmeier says through women these principles can be filtered to husbands, chil dren or other family members or friends. She also says that by fixing things in their lives, women can then help others. Scheipsmeier wants the focus to not only be on the message the studies bring, but also on uniting the community through the different churches. Apart from writing Get Over Yourself and starting a life of ministry, Beckham had the op portunity to work for MGMStudios and then travel to Japan as an entertainer for Tokyo Disneyland. While there, she played sev eral princess roles, including Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, Sleeping Beauty and even Mary Poppins! Even though her childhood dream had come true, her biog raphy notes that she had a sort of secret life where she was mixed up with self-destructive things. Now, for more than a decade Beckham has traveled through out North America preaching Gods Word. She has served as a leadership trainer and motiva tional speaker, and has spoken everywhere from corporate and secular organizations to hun dreds of schools. She now lives in Jacksonville with her husband, who is a fellow minister, and their two children. Every woman is invited to attend the event, including those who have been out of church for a while and looking for an en lightening moment to those who are just curious to hear what Beckham has to say. The Community-Wide Ladies Event will take place Friday, Jan. 31, at the Agri-Civic Center. A list of where to purchase tickets can be found at agodworld.com. They are $5 each. Doors will open and music will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event begins at 7. Beckham will be around to mingle with those in attendance. For more information on the event, contact Scheipsmeier at 781-4850 or e-mail her at eri cas.cpa@gmail.com.

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By JIM KELLY Of The Herald-Advocate The grand opening of Mosaics Streamsong Lodge in south Polk County was held Friday, Jan. 17. The lodge has 216 rooms, plus there are 12 rooms at the clubhouse of the two golf courses (Red and Blue). The new resort uses 2,300 acres of a 16,000-acre tract which was formerly mined for phosphate. Little Payne Creek flows through the property which touts world class bass fishing (catch and release) to match the world class golf courses, and lodge spa. Several hundred people attended the grand opening. Streamsong has about 300 employees. Groundbreaking on the resort was about two years ago. Mosaic President and CEO Jim Prokopanko said Streamsong is a unique resort, not typical of anything. There is environmental and economic sustainability. H e said Mosaic is the worlds No. 1 producer of phosphate and potash. The companys mission is to help the world grow the food it needs. Mosaic has 3,200 employees in Central Florida. Mosaic restores the land, sometimes better than before. Streamsong represents innovation, said Prokopanko. Mosaic Executive Vice President Rick Mack said Streamsong is bold, unexpected, builds anticipation, and is remote yet accessible. The Streamsong tract yielded over 100 million tons of phosphate rock which supported thousands of families and helped feed the world. Mosaic owns 300,000 acres in Central Florida. Mack said in 2008 the company started looking for a golf resort site. Parker Keen helped pick the site, which had lakes, sand dunes and wildlife. The sand dunes remind people of Ireland, Scotland and Nebraska. M ack said Streamsong offers world class golf, bass fishing, sporting clays, culinary, nature trails, spa and a decompression zone. Southwest Polk County will get guests from across the United States and the world. Architect of the lodge was Albert Alfonso, who said the six-story structure is layered, shows the four seasons, and represents the land, sky, trees, and shelter, Streamsong is a gift from Mosaic. Florida was once underwater, which is the reasons for fossils and phosphate. U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney said Streamsong is an amazing place. No other place is like Streamsong. It reminds me of if you build it, they will come starring Kevin Costner. Adam Putnam, Florida commissioner of agriculture and fifth-generation citrus grower and cattleman, said the world has seven billion people and will have nine billion by 2050. We live in a world of abunda nce, due to agriculture and phosphate. This will help the area in culinary, tourism and hospitality. Streamsong has helped answer the big question, What comes next after phosphate? Florida already has 90 million visitors annually. Streamsong puts Central Florida on the map. Putnam also praised Rep. Rooney for helping get $20 million in federal funds for citrus research. Jim Abrahamson represents a company that manages Streamsong and 400 other resort properties throughout the world. He said Streamsong hired 300 employees out of 7,000 applicants. Josh Lesnik, president of Kemper Sports, said Streamsongs Red and Blue golf courses are among the top 100 golf courses in the world. He noted golf writers were coming to Streamsong over the weekend. Mosaics Streamsong Lodge Grand Opening PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY A ribbon-cutting was held Jan. 17 in front of the Streamsong Lodge. From left are Herschel Morris and Richard Ghent of CF and Florida Commis sioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. This is a replica of jaws from a 50 to 60-foot-long Meg alodon shark which vanished two million years ago. It was estimated to weigh 200 tons. Its teeth have been found on the Streamsong site. From left are Karen Whaley, representing State Rep. Ben Albritton; State Rep. Ca ry Pigman; DeSoto County Commissioner Bob Miller; U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney; Hardee County Commissioner Sue Birge; and Vanessa Hernandez of Mid Florida Credit Union. Wauchula Mayor Keith Nadasky enjoyed the grand opening with Parker Keen, who helped pick the site, and his wife Shari Keen. From left are Bowling Green Postmaster Dee Williams-Tatis, Duda Presid ent and CEO David Duda, and Wauchula State Bank Chairman Bill Crews. In foreground is lodge architect Albert Alfonso. January 23, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3A

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4A The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 Obituaries In Memory C ECIL E. EVERS JR. Feb. 27, 1932 Jan. 17, 2014 Cecil E. Evers Jr., 81, of Sarasota, formerly of Ona, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Private family Graveside Services with military honors will be at Sarasota National Cemetery on Clark Road on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Barbara; two sons, Cecil Buddy Evers and Beth of Bonifay and Joey Walter and Angel of Clermont; two daughters, Pamela Gavette and Jeff and Melissa Eastman of Sarasota; one brother, Clayton and Fay of Wauchula; two sisters, Arlene Platt and Pershing of Zolfo Springs and Alice Susie Norris and BJ of Wauchula; one sister-in-love, Jane Evers of Sarasota; and nine grandchildren, Cecil Lee and Benjamin Evers, Zoe and Maya Gavette, Tay lor Swartz, Danny East-man, and Joey, Micah and Aaron Walter. Cecil was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. He was a US Air Force Veteran and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a clerk. Cecil was a loving hus band, father and grandfather who loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and will be truly missed. In lieu of flowers, memo rial donations may be made in Cecils name to Loveland Center, 157 S. Havana Rd, Venice, FL 34292 or The Gideons International, PO Box 50561, Sarasota, FL 34232. Condolences may be offered at palmsrobartsfuner alhome.com Palms-Robarts Funeral Home Sarasoda CHARLES HERMAN WI LLIAMS Charles Herman Williams, died on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. He worked as a butcher and also for IMC as a pit operator. Survivors include his wife, Ella Mae Williams; two chil dren, Debbie Bruce and husband Jene of Lake Wales and Charles R. Williams (Bobby) and wife Betty of Fort Green; grand daughter, Angela Guy of Wauchula; grandson, Jerry A. Lovett of Bartow; great-grand daughter, Lauren Ball of Wauchula; great-grandson, Lane Ball of Wauchula; five stepchildren, Betty Croy of Bowling Green, Carol and Ed Sockalosky of Zolfo Springs, Paul and Susan Miller of Zolfo Springs, Daniel and Melinda Miller of Arcadia and David and Brenda Miller of Wauchula; 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Cremation services have taken place. D D E E B B O O R R A A H H L L Y Y N N N N E E R R I I C C H H A A R R D D S S O O N N Deborah Lynne Richards on, 41, of Zolfo Springs, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Born on Feb. 9, 1972, in Wauchula, she was a lifelong resident. Deborah was a cook at Pizza Hut in Wauchula. She was preceded in death by her son, Arrie Ray Minton. Survivors include her mother, Carol Gause of Zolfo Springs; three sons, Chris-topher Minton of Zolfo Springs, James Ray Minton of Ten nessee and Cody Wayne Richardson of Au-burndale; one brother, Lewis Richardson of Zolfo Springs; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation was Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Robarts Garden Chapel from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Graveside services and burial were at Lake Dale Cemetery at 4 p.m. with Pas tor Dwain Willis officiating. Expressions of comfort may be made at robartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA WAUCHULA In Loving MemoryJ J U U A A N N S S A A N N C C H H E E Z Z J J R R . Juan Sanchez Jr., 54, of Bow ling Green, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at home. Born on Dec. 7, 1959, in Sinton, Texas, he came to Wauchula from Texas in 1968. Juan was a concrete worker and was a Catholic. He was preceded in death by his father, Juan Sanchez. Survivors include his mother, Felicitas Sanchez; one son, Juan Sanchez, III of Bowling Green; one daughter, Sofia Lynn Sanchez of Bowling Green; one brother, Joel Sanchez and wife Debbie of Wauchula; three sisters, Josefina Alcantar and husband Juan of Immokalee, Lydia Gallegos and husband Pedro of Wauchula and Elida Perez of Wauchula; one grand daughter, Gabriela Tor-res; and 12 nieces and ne-phews. Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Robarts Garden Chapel from 4 to 5 p.m. Fu neral services are at 5 p.m. with Antonio Montalvo offici ating. Expressions of comfort may be made at robartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA WAUCHULA In Loving Memory COMMUNITY C alendar THURSDAY, JAN. 23 Hardee County School Bo ard, regular meeting, Board Room, 230 S. Florida Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m. Hardee County Commi ssion, reschedule evening and zoning meeting, Room 102, Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula, 6 p.m. Zolfo Springs Town C ommission, reschedule monthly meeting, Town Tall, 3210 U.S. 17 North, Zolfo Springs, 6 p.m. Top 10 Pop Singles T his Week Last Week 1. Pitbull feat. Ke$ha No. 2 "Timber" 2. One Republic No. 3 "Counting Stars" 3. Eminem feat. Rihanna No. 1 "The Monster" 4. Lorde No. 4 "Roy-als" 5. A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera No. 5 "Say Something" 6. Katy Perry No. 11 "Dark Horse" 7. Passenger No. 7 "Let Her Go" 8. Avicii No. 10 "Wake Me Up!" 9. Miley Cyrus No. 12 "Wrecking Ball" 10. Imagine Dragons No. 6 "Demons" Top 10 Albums 1. Soundtrack No. 4 "Frozen" 2. Beyonce No. 1 "Beyonce" 3. Eminem No. 3 "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" 4. Katy Perry No. 5 "Prism" 5. Lorde No. 7 "Pure Heroine" 6. One Direction No. 2 "Midnight Memories" 7. Luke Bryan No. 14 "Crash My Party" 8. One Republic No. 19 "Native" 9. Various Artists No. 12 "Now 48 10. Imagine Dragons No. 9 "Night Visions" Top 10 Hot Country Singles 1. Florida Georgia Line No. 1 "Stay" 2. Luke Bryan No. 3 "Drink a Beer" 3. David Nail No. 4 "Whatever She's Got" 4. Luke Bryan No. 2 "That's My Kind of Night" 5. Cole Swindell No. 7 "Chillin' It" 6. Cassadee Pope No. 5 "Wasting All These Tears" 7. Eli Young Band No. 8 "Drunk Last Night" 8. Jason Aldean No. 9 "When She Says Baby" 9. Zac Brown Band No. 10 "Sweet Annie" 10. Parmalee No. 6 "Carolina" Source: Billboard (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. TOP Of Th e Charts as of Sept. 30, 2013 1:9-30c 1:23c T T H H O O M M A A S S M M A A R R S S H H A A L L L L G G O O U U G G H H Thomas Marshall Gough, 76, of Wauchula, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at his home. Born on June 8, 1937, in Wauchula, he was a Hardee County resident most of his life. Thomas was a farmer and rancher and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Horace Gough. Survivors include his mother, Doris Rhyan of Wauchula; companion, Carolyn Gilliard of Wauchula; one son, Jamie Gough of Zolfo Springs; one daughter, Marsha Fields of Zolfo Springs; one brother, Terry Gough and wife Norma Jean of Bushnell; one sister, Delores Rutledge and husband Harry of Orlando; and four grandchildren, Tanner, Mason and Kendall Gough and Jordan Gibbs. Visitation was Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Oak Grove Baptist Church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., with funeral services at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Jim Davis officiating. In terment was at New Zion Cemetery. Expressions of comfort may be made at robartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA WAUCHULA In Loving Memory DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 71 ye ars old and have been diagnosed with chronic heart failure. In October of last year, I had triple bypass surgery, but now I'm in good health. Some things I have read about chronic heart failure are unnerving. Will you give me your take on what lies ahead for me? S.T. ANSWER: Heart failure, chronic heart failure and conges tive heart failure are the same condition. It's one of the most common reasons why older people are hospitalized. The basic problem is that the heart has become so weak that it circulates blood poorly. Such poor circulation permits fluid to ooze out of blood vessels and "congest" tissues in the feet, ankles and lower legs. The lungs fill with fluid, which brings on heart failure's cardinal feature gasping for breath on even slight exertion. Other signs of heart failure are breathlessness when lying in bed, heart enlargement, seen on X-rays, and the doctor's discovery of lung sounds that indicate the lungs have fluid in them. Numerous conditions lead to heart failure. At the top of the list is coronary artery disease, the blockage of heart arteries that often brings on a heart attack. This must be why your heart failed. You did have surgery to correct blocked heart arteries, but they did their damage well be fore surgery took place. Heart valve problems, high blood pres sure and atrial fibrillation are other causes of heart failure. Medicines usually can get the heart beating with greater vigor and can lessen or abolish most symp toms. Anything that affects heart function must be treated. High blood pressure, for example, has to be lowered. You might think that inactivity is best for your heart it isn't. Your doctor will outline a program that keeps you active to the level that your heart can tolerate. Walking is one example, but more strenuous exercise is encouraged when your heart becomes stronger. You should be on a low-salt diet. You ought not to be discour aged about your outlook. The life span of people with congestive heart failure has increased by 15 percent in men and by 5 percent in women in just the past decade. The increment in women's life span is smaller because women live longer, on average, than men. Readers can order the booklet on congestive heart failure by writing: Dr. Donohue -No. 103W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipi ent's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for de livery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My EKG report, sent to me, says "left axis deviation." Is that a big deal? M.Y. ANSWER: It means that that electric signal originating in the upper heart chamber and respon sible for each heartbeat takes a different route to reach the lower heart chambers, the pumping chambers. In the absence of symptoms, it's not a dangerous thing. You don't have to dwell on it. I take it you have a doctor who ordered the EKG. That doctor will follow up to see if you have any hidden heart trouble. The condition is not an emergency situation. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or re quest an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. (c) 2013 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved Good Health D D o o n n o o h h u u e e By Dr. Paul G. Donohue To Yo ur

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January 23, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5A Robert L. Shiver Jr. Sales Manager (863) 508-2400 x8430 YOURFRIENDINTHECARBUSINESSFOROVER17 YEARS 863-508-2400 Over 350 New&Used Vehicles To Choose From Lease Payments As Low As F inancing As Low As 0.9% Fit $149 Accord $219 CRV $219 Odyssey $269 Pilot $289 Vehicle shown for illustration purposes only. S ame vehicle may not be available. Civic $159 For Secure Credit Approval Se Habla Espaol *Payments based on 36 month lease term. Does not include tax, tag, title or dealer fee. HWY SUPER MATTCoin LaundryLarge Washers & DryersUp To 125 lbs. WashersSPECIAL/ESPECIALMONDAY-FRIDAY 6 AM-6 PM N N O O R R M M A A L L / / N N O O R R M M A A L L E E N N T T E E S S P P E E C C I I A A L L / / E E S S P P E E C C I I A A L L$ $ 2 25 50 0D D O OU U B BL L E E / / D D O OB BL L E E)Tj T* ()Tj /TT6 8.925 Tf 1.1824 0 0 1 225.188 172.171 Tm (1 1 5 5$ $4 40 00 0M M A AX X/ / M M A AX XI I)Tj T* ()Tj ET q 0.016 0.012 0.016 rg 6.3999939 0 0 -8 226.1000061 167.6999969 cm BI /W 64 /H 80 /IM true /BPC 1 ID€€€€?€?€?€??€€€€€? EI Q q 0.016 0.012 0.016 rg 6.3999939 0 0 -8 226.1000061 167.6999969 cm BI /W 64 /H 80 /IM true /BPC 1 ID€€€€?€?€?€??€€€€€? EI Q BT /T3_0 1 Tf 0.1 0 0 -0.1 233 163.6 Tm ( $ $6 60 00 0L L A A R RG GE E / / R R A A N N D D E E)Tj T* ()Tj /TT6 8.925 Tf 1.1824 0 0 1 225.188 148.021 Tm (3 3 $ $ 7 7 0 00 0S SU UP P E E R R / / R R A A N N D D E E)Tj T* ()Tj /TT6 8.925 Tf 1.1824 0 0 1 217.529 135.947 Tm (3 35 5 5:19tfc 1:23c Stop by and see why I have won Fords customer service award several times. Gene Davis S ales Manager 1031 U.S. Highway 17 N. W auchula, Florida 33873 (863) 781-1947 www. 11:21c COURTESY PHOTO D r. Barbara Carlton, left, and friend Barbara Curnutt of Georgia were successful in harvesting two Osceola gobblers during the fall turkey season. The spring gobbler season runs from March 15 thru April 20. TWO TURKEYS COURTESY PHOTO L iteracy Week was recently celebrated at Bowling Green Elementary School with a Guessing Game on Literacy Facts. Each grade group participated, and the winner in each level who had the closest guess to the correct answer was rewarded with a Walmart gift card. Shown up front (from left) are Nayeli Solis-Salas, second grade, and Roman Flores, kindergarten; (back) Stuart Durastanti, assistant principal; Kaylee Bautista, fifth grade; Christopher Hansen, third grade; Darrell Hines, fourth grade; Omar Morales, first grade; and Kathy Clark, principal. LITERACY WINNERS COURTESY PHOTO B owling Green Elementary recently honored its school-site Teacher of the Year, Carey Crawford, and School-Related Person of the Year, Bunny Faulkner. Crawford has been a teacher at the school for eight years. She has taught first, fifth and, presently, second grades. Faulkner has been a paraprofessional with Hardee County for over 10 years. She is currently working with fifth-grade students but has experience with other grade levels. Pictured (from left) are Stuart Durastanti, assistant principal; Crawford; Faulkner; and Kathy Clark, principal. BGES BEST! The Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown Coverage classics like Locomotion, Be M y Baby, Lollipop, Downtown and You Cant Hurry Love. The Matinee Series features performances on 10 consecutive Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. in the SFSC Theatre for the Perform ing Arts. It 2014 season opened this month. Indi vidual tickets are $16, $19 and $21. They are available for purchase online at www.performances.southflorida.edu or by calling the SFSC Box Office at (863) 784-7178. SFSC Box Office hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Matinee Series Hosts Frankie Valli Concert Relive the sweet sounds of the s with Lets Hang On, coming to the 2014 Matinee Series hosted by South Florida State College. The live show will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Theatre for the Performing Arts on the colleges main campus in Avon Park. This tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons recreates their classics. The guys of Let's Hang On cover all of the great Four Seasons hits, complete with the signature Frankie Valli falsetto and superb harmonies. You'll hear hits like Big Girls Dont Cry, Walk Like A Man, Sherry, I've Got You Under My Skin, C'mon Marianne, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You and December Of 1963. The girls of Lets Hang On get an opportunity to shine, too, by performing some of the top

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January 23, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7A By JIM KELLY Of The Herald-Advocate The Bowling Green City Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 14, voted 4-0 to offer $150,000 to buy the old Bowling Green Inn based on certain conditions. The owner is Gary DelaTorre who had offered the property for $325,000. The Inn is located at U.S. 17 and Main Street, the northwest corner. Family Dollar Stores has previously expressed interest in buying that corner or the City Hall corner for a store. DelaTorre has a county permit to have the Inn torn down if the need exists. Commissioner Sam Fite made the motion to buy the property, pending available funding to restore the Inn, an estimate of repairs, getting approval from various agencies, costs of renovation, and if repairs are feasi ble. The motion was seconded by Stuart Durastanti and ap proved by Mayor Shirley Tucker and commissioner Richard Barone. Fite said the down payment could be negotiated if the condi tions are met and said DelaTorre could still make a profit on the Inn which had been in foreclo sure proceedings. The city could move its of fices, police department and possibly the fire department to the Inn site. More property might be needed to the north or west to provide enough parking. Julie Durrance asked the city to purchase and restore the Inn which would make a beautiful city office. she said the Inn is a significant historic building in the city and should not be torn down. The Inn dates to 1929 and has a history of being an Inn, a rehab center, restaurant and girls juvenile facility. The owner is willing to work with the city. Barone said he would love to see this happen, but I am con c erned with the structure of the building. Durrance recently toured the building with the owner and mayor and said they saw no mold and said the roof does not leak. City Attorney Gerald Buhr said such potential issues as termites, asbestos, lead pipes, radon gas and soil contamina tion should be checked. Several residents including Gretta Jones, Joe Jones, Chuck Dixon and Louise Gantt spoke in favor of the city acquiring the Inn. The property is 130 by 180 feet. The City Hall property is 135 by 300 feet. Police Capt. Brett Dowden was honored for his 15 years of service with a plaque from the mayor. The commission voted 3-1 to increase commissioner salary from $150 to $250 a month and the mayor salary from $200 to $300 a month. Fite voted no. An election was set for Tuesday, Feb. 18, for a commission seat to replace Randy Mink who resigned last month due to health reasons. Qualifying will be the week of Jan. 27. T he commission voted 4-0 to deny a request by Jerry Romine of Ellens Thrift Shop to reduce a water/sewer bill of $439 due to a leak. The city will advertise for bids to sell and remove a 1992 mo bile home from the Phillips property recently purchased by the city. The site is south of the city sewer plant. Jean Kelly suggested the city have a Spring city-wide cleanup. Barone suggested the city look into recycling bins or trailers to make the city more green. The commission approved spending up to $20,000 for an engineering study to find a site for treated sewer effluent. The contract with Mosaic to accept the treated wastewater has ex pired, and tougher standards are coming. The city found out a 10acre site near the sewer plant will not work as a sprayfield. Different sites need to be evaluated. Mosaic does not want to renew the agreement, which expired six-years ago, said City Manager Jerry Conerly. Bowling Green Makes $150,000 Con ditional Offer For Old Inn Mayor Shirley Tucker presents a plaque to Police Capt. B rett Dowden for 15 years of service. By KAITLIN STEWART Sp ecial To The Herald-Advocate My interview was with Cindy Todd. Q: When and where were you born? A: Dec. 19, 1956, in Wauchula at the Palmetto Clinic. Q: How was your life growing up? A: My life was good and bad. Everyone has their ups and downs in life, and thats how my life was. Q: Was your life difficult growing up? A: It was wonderful. I had a wonderful neighborhood and amazing grandparents that took care of me. Q: Did you like your school growing up? A: Wauchula Elementary was my school, and it was a wonderful school. Q: How did you get to school every day? A: I walked to school. It was only three blocks away from where I lived. Q: Was food cheaper back then? A: Yes, most definitely. For example, you could buy a Coke for 25 cents and you could buy bubble gum for five cents. Q: Were you a good child? A: Yes, I was a good child. My sisters and I got along most of the time, and I did what my mom told me to do, like chores and keeping my room clean. Q: What did you do when you were bored at home? A: I would go to my friends house and go exploring in the woods Q: Did you ever go out with friends when you were in your teens? A: Every chance me and my friends got to go out, we would. We would go out on the back roads and listen to music and ride around. Q: Were your parents strict? A: My mom worked all the time with three jobs, and my dad didnt live with us. Q : Did you go to college? If so, what college? A: No, I couldnt afford college. Q: What was your first job? A: My first job was at the Ben Franklins dime store. My responsibility was cashier, and my check was $1.25 an hour. Q: When did you get your first house and moved out of your parents house? A: In 1974 I got married and moved to Bartow, and my husband and I bought our own house. Q: Have you ever had a tragic event happen to you that you still remember today? A: I was spending the summer with my uncle, and all of a sudden he just died. That summer was supposed to be a good summer, too. Thank you so much, Nana, for letting me interview you. It was nice getting to know about your life growing up and how much different it is now. Back In Time is the result of a class assignment given to ninth graders at Hardee Senior High School. Each student is asked to interview an older person. Selected interviews are published here as an encouragement to the students and for the enjoyment of our readers. Back Back In In Time Time S HE WORKED A T B EN F RANKLIN S F OR $1.25 COURTESY PHOTO T he author and her subject, Cindy Todd. 1:23c 1:23c Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce DanielsThe Herald Advocate 773-3255 or www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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P lease contact us by phone or by email: stortstaxes@gmail.com Storts Taxes & B ookkeeping, Inc. 120 W. Orange Street ~ Wauchula 773-2200 CHECK OUT OUR W EBSITE : WWW .STORTSTAXES.COM1:23c Danielle & Deborah Florida Crop Update Week Ending: January 19 2014 W eather Summary: The majority of the State reported one inch or below of rain this week, with the exception of MacClenny (Baker County) with 1.82 inches, according to Floridas Automated Weather Network (FAWN). Maximum temperatures ranged from the 60s to the 80s, with the highest temperature in Fort Lauderdale (Broward County) at 84 degrees. Hard freezes were felt in the Panhandle and north Florida. The lowest temperatures in the State were 23 degrees in Defuniak Springs (Walton County) and 24 degrees in Jay (Santa Rosa County). Field Crops: Farmers in the Panhandle were planting winter cover crops. Rain was beneficial to earlier plantings. Sugarcane har vest proceeded as scheduled in Hendry, Palm Beach, and Glades counties. Fruit and Vegetables: Potatoes were being planted in Saint Johns County. Cabbage was harvested in Okeechobee County. Some losses on vegetables and strawberries were reported in Bradford County due to frost and cold temperatures. The southern part of the State, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties, reported some damage in colder areas with frosted tops on plants. Vegetables and fruits marketed in the State included avocados, beets, cucumbers, cabbage, escarole, mustard, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, eggplant, squash, strawberries, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, snap beans, radishes, lettuce, kale, and a variety of specialty items. Citrus: Rain was light in most of the citrus area this week. All but one station recorded at least a trace of precipitation. Five stations recorded a half inch or more. Putnam Hall (Putnam County) recorded the most precipitation with 1.33 inches. Indian River (Indian River County) recorded the least with no rainfall measured. High temperatures were in the lower 70s to lower 80s through most of the citrus growing area. Growers and caretakers continued to irrigate due to dry conditions. As per the U.S. Drought Monitor, last updated January 14, 2014, abnormally dry conditions cover most of the southern growing areas and portions of the northern, central, and Indian River areas. The western growing area and the southern portion of the Indian River area remain drought free. The majority of the active commercial citrus groves in the State are drought free. Field workers reported small sizes on all varieties. Grove ac tivity included harvesting, hedging and topping after harvest, resetting of new trees, pushing of dead groves and replanting new citrus, mowing, fertilizing and psyllid control. Thirty-nine of 43 packinghouses had opened and had begun shipping small quantities of fruit. Fifteen of nineteen processing plants were open. Livestock and Pastures: The cattle condition for the State was fair to good as was the pasture condition. Cattlemen were feeding hay and supplements across the State. Cold weather and frost throughout the State contributed to pasture decline. Drought was the main contributing factor for the poor pasture condition in the central and southern parts of the State. E E a a t t H H e e a a l l t t h h y y A A l l l l D D a a y y The basis for a healthy eating pl an should be fruits and vegetables; whole grains; low-fat or fatfree milk products; lean meats, poultry, fish; and beans, lentils and other legumes. Some foods stand out as superstars with many nutrients to enhance health and prevent disease. Here are some smart food choices to make every day. A bowl of oatmeal is a great start to the day. Oatmeal provides soluble fiber, which can help lower blood cholesterol. This whole grain provides pro tein for muscle recovery and repair, and contains some antioxidants, which may have cardiovascular benefits. Try adding oats to some of your recipes including casseroles, meatloaf, muffins, breads and cookies. This tasty fruit contains fiber and vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that aids in disease prevention, helps maintain bones and teeth, and helps the body absorb iron. Blue berries contain antioxidants called anthocyanidins, which give them their blue-red color. These antioxidants appear to Kitchen Div a By Angela Medearis help neutralize damage to cells that can lead to many negative health conditions and diseases. Blueberries also may play a role in brain health. Buy frozen blueberries when they are not in season and add them to cereal, desserts or oatmeal. Low-fat or fat-free yogurt can serve as a snack or even as part of dessert. Yogurt has live cultures and good bacteria that may promote health, boost immunity and increase bone health. Some of the nutri ents in yogurt include calcium and potassium, which are impor tant for good bone health. Plus, yogurt contains protein, which helps you stay full longer. Top yogurt with blueberries and walnuts for a nutritious snack or breakfast. Yogurt also can serve as the base for creamy dips or dressings. All beans can promote health, but black beans contain anthocyanidins, the same antioxidant in blueberries. Black beans contain soluble fiber, which can help lower choles terol. Beans contain protein as well, making them a good substi tute for other protein foods that may be high in fat. Beans also are low in calories, low in fat and inexpensive. These nuts contain the most omega-3 fatty acids of all the tree nuts and peanuts. Omega-3 fatty acids help boost cardiovascular health, help de crease inflammation related to diseases and might improve cog nitive function. Walnuts also have monounsaturated fat, a heart-healthy fat that can help lower cholesterol. Fresh tomatoes may not be available year-round, but processed tomato products such as stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato juice can be found a ny time of year. The red color of tomatoes comes from ly copene, a phytochemical that the body absorbs better from processed tomato products. Ly copene can help prevent prostate cancer and might improve bone health. Tomatoes also contain vi tamins A and C, both of which are antioxidants. Bugs Bunny probably has great eyesight, thanks to the beta carotene that gives carrots their orange color. Beta carotene helps protect against some cancers and cardiovascular (heart) disease. This compound also can help protect your lungs, especially if you smoke. In addition, carrots contain vitamin C, vitamin K, fiber and potassium. We all know that spinach makes Popeye stronger, probably because this dark green veggie is full of vital nutrients. Spinach provides us with vita min K to help with blood clot ting. It also contains vitamin A for healthy skin and vision, fo late for red blood cell formation and proper cell division, and iron for oxygen transport within the body. Spinach also contains some calcium, potassium (which can help lower blood pressure) and fiber. It's easy to add all of these foods to your daily diet by having oatmeal topped with blueber ries for breakfast, and my recipe for Power-Packed Spinach Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing for lunch or dinner. The black beans act as a protein in this delicious salad. You also can top the salad with an additional protein such as lean chicken or beef, turkey, fish or tofu, for a heartier meal. Add these foods to your menu and enjoy the many health benefits from these nutritional allstars! 4 ounces (2/3 of 6 ounce car ton) plain Greek yogurt 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh or dried chopped mint, basil or parsley 3/4 teaspoons honey or agave syrup 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 5 cups baby spinach 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 12 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup shredded carrots 10 walnut halves, toasted In a small bowl combine yo gurt, lemon juice, herbs, honey or agave syrup, salt and pepper and mix well. In a large bowl, combine spinach, black beans, cheese, tomatoes, onions, carrots and walnuts. Pour desired amount of dressing over salad and toss until well-combined. Serves 4. Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children's author, culinary historian and author of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is "The Kitchen Diva's Diabetic Cookbook." Her website is www.divapro.com. To see howto videos, recipes and much, much more, Like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva!, on Facebook and go to Hulu.com. Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis

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B The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, January 23 2014 PAGE ONE By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate Less than a year on the job, Wauchula Police Chief John Eason is planning a lot for his department. One of the first priorities is getting new patrol cars. Several have over 100,000 miles on them in covering the 27 miles of city streets 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At the Jan. 13 meeting of the Wauchula City Commission, replacing the law enforcement fleet was a topic of discussion. City Manager Terry Atchley said the city currently did not have the funding to replace the aging 12-vehicle fleet, which includes 10 patrol vehicles, the administrative truck and animal control vehicle. An alternate plan would be the lease/purchase of three vehicles this year and two for each of the next two years, hopefully then getting on a regular replacement schedule, cycling two new and trading two old in for surplus. The new cars will come with a five-year warranty, and will be fully equipped, with light bars, sirens, radios, cages, heavy-duty suspension, everything neces sary to put them into service immediately. The police department budget includes $18,000 for vehicle maintenance and has been exceeding it because of the use and age of the vehicles. The department staff includes the chief, Lt. Matthew Whatley, who is second in command, Det. Chris LeConte in charge of in vestigations, and 10 other offi cers on the full-time roster. There are also eight part-time officers, animal control officer Steve Parsley, crossing guards and office personnel. T here are two officers covering the city on days, two at nights and often a part-time officer also at night when there is a lot of activity, especially on weekends. Eason, who began work on Feb. 12, 2013, has begun a se ries of programs for the commu nity. He notes a couple of concerns. One is a scam where people are called and told they won something, but have to get a green dot money pack and send it in to cover expenses of getting the prize to them. Of course, the prize or award never comes. There have been a series of burglaries, and some have been solved, including returning stolen articles to the owners. Eason said residents need to be aware if they see someone in their neighborhoods they dont recognize. It never hurts to get them checked out, he said. Along with that, Eason men tioned an occasional problem with officer safety as the reason more than one officer may re spond to a disturbance. Its about officer safety. If there is more than one person involved, one can obstruct or distract an officer, explained Eason. For instance, an officer may have someone on the ground, se curing him and checking for weapons, when another person gets involved verbally or physically. In those cases, another officer can defuse the situation by controlling other subjects. The person interfering can be ar rested on charges such as resisting/obstructing arrest. Eason and his staff have worked up a couple of programs for the community. One is CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and First Aid. T he first course is next month at the Health Department. Cost is $30 for each course, or $50 if someone takes both the CPR and First Aid. The courses will be offered every four to six weeks as needed. Any excess funds, after pur chase of books and supplies, will be used to purchase atrial external fibrillators for every patrol car, and in administration, utility and eventually all city buildings. Eason said statistics show that 80 percent of heart attacks happen outside a hospital. If treat ment is not given within five to seven minutes, the loss of oxy gen can cause brain damage. Its better to know something to do; something is better than nothing. Fibrillators help until emergency medical care arrives on the scene. Another community program Eason is setting up is a free twohour womens self-defense class, enabling women and teenage girls to prevent events and/or escape them if they occur (see related article on Page B1). Finally, Eason is beginning to develop a plan for where the department needs to be three years from now. He will be asking input from civic organizations, religious groups and citizens on their priorities. The city is presently preparing for its fifth accreditation re newal. When that is over, more attention can be paid to the special programs. The de-partment has recently changed from its light blue tops to dark navy uniforms. Patrol cars are also getting a new design. During the transition, citizens may see both old and new formats. Wauchula Police On The Move By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate Awareness is 90 percent of a womans protection. Any woman who wants to learn the basics of self-defense, empowerment and preventing crimes against them can attend a free class offered by the Wauchula Police Department. When and where the freeclasses will be held depends on how many women are interested. A class also can be scheduled for any organization or group of women who request it. Participants will receive a portfolio of pamphlets at the end of the class to remind them of the techniques they have learned. The two-hour class is open to females age 13 and up, except girls 13 to 18 have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. A nyone interested should contact Wauchula Police Chief John Eason or Ofc. Amy Drake at 773-3265 or jeason@wauchulapolice.com. This is the ideal time to start a class as January is the Na-tional Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month. Aligned with the National Self-Defense Institute, the class teaches Self-Defense Awareness and Fam-iliarization Exchange (SAFE) techniques to combat violence against women, such as stalking, dating vio lence, rape and sexual assault and other violent crimes which victimize women. Should a woman give in or get out in a sexually threatening situation? Rape is a four-letter word some males know only too well. The best defense may be a wareness that prevents injury. Know options that will allow a woman to avoid, escape and sur vive assaults or other threats. Woman can learn to trust their sixth sense and learn five ways not to look like a victim. They can learn seven strategies for survival and how not to be vulnerable. Women taking the class should expect light physical activity in a relaxed, non-intimi dating environment. They will learn how to avoid confronta tion, but also basic self-defense if it is needed to save their lives. 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2B The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 MVP sWingHouseBar & Grill 216-218-222 W. Main St. Downtown Wauchula863-773-2007 Hours: Mon. Sat. 11am 9pm Closed Sundays Dinner Specials (Reservations Accepted)50 Wing Wednesday SUNDAY FEB 2SUPER BOWL PARTYBy RSVP Must RSVP By Wednesday, Jan. 29 Beer Food FUN Football 2-4-1 Drafts & Food Specialssoc1:23cFRIDAY FEB 14Valentines Day CRUSH REVIVAL EVANGELIST RON CORAMSouthside Baptist Church 505 S. 10th Ave. WauchulaJanuary 26 29Sunday Morning 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Monday Wednesday 7:00 pmsoc1:23c Shannon Knight & Joe BowesFrom City Barber Shop On Main Street had to move!We Are Now AtThe Madison Salon & Spa117 N. 7th Ave. Wauchula 863-781-3224soc1:23p PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Sherry White of Sherry White Ministries spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Panda Restaurant. They operate a womens program called Lydias House, a mens program called Mercies of David, a farm called Pioneer Village for family restora tion, plus an orphanage in Guerra, Dominican Republic. She said, A person will never stop using drugs until the pain of the consequences is stronger than the pleasure of their high. In the absence of tough love, the addict always becomes sicker and sicker. Addicts generally have a co-dependent enabler, usually a mother, said White. Co-dependent enablers, take away the consequences from the addict. They are often sicker than the addict. Parents need to detach themselves. There will never be a change with co-dependent enabling parents. Lydias House in Wauchula has four women, a housemother and two graduates, with a capacity of 12 women. Mercies of David has four men and one director, with a capacity of 12. The orphanage has 5 to 20 orphans at any one time. The farm is for freezing and canning vegetables. SWM has opened an office at 313 West Main Street in Wauchula. They do not take government funding or charge addicts for treatment, which is faith-based. From left are Rita Crosby, Jennifer Bakely, Sherry White, Jamie Pelham, Rachel Chapa, and Rev. Randy Johnson (sitting). The ministry was founded in 2001. For more information go to swministries.com. SHERRY WHITE MINISTRIES PHOTO BY JIM KELLY D onald Applequist, executive director of South Florida State College and dean of re source development, spoke to the Hardee County Rotary Club on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Java Cafe. Sandy Scott won the Queen of Hearts contest and $1,178.50. SFSC began in 1965 as a community college and recently became a state college, offering four-year degrees in elementary education, management and supervision, and nursing. The Foundation was started in 1984 and today manages $13 million in assets, including 60 percent stocks and 40 percent fixed income securities, averaging a nine percent annual return on assets. Florida has 28 state colleges and community colleges. SFSC man ages the Take Stock in Children program for at-risk children in the seventh grade, then follows them through high school. Kelly Mancillas of Hardee County recently won $40,000 in scholarships. The college owns the old Jacaranda Hotel in Avon Park where 65 students live, the old Lorida school, and the Teacherage in Sebring. Hardee residents who serve on the Foundation board of directors are Terry Atchley, Joe L. Davis Sr., Robin Weeks, Christy Crews, Candace Preston, and Michael Kelly. In photo from left are Sandy Scott, Michael Kelly, Don Applequist, Foundation director of planned giving Jane Hancock, and club president Terry Atchley. SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE FOUNDATION Hardee Living PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Me mbers of the Hardee County School Board of the 1990s met for lunch Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Java Cafe in Wauchula to reminisce. In 1994 the board earned a Master Board Recognition plaque from the state. Highlights of the era included starting the Hardee County Education Foundation, the Cats Bank at Hardee High School to teach students about saving and spending, job sharing for teachers, and hiring Johnson Controls to save about a million dollars of electricity annually. Former superintendent of schools Derrel Bryan and deputy superintendent Rocky Kitchens also attended. In front row are Bryan, 1992-2000; Wayne Godwin, 1992-98; and Rocky Kitchens, 1992-2008. In back row are Bruce Perrine, 1990-98; Jerold Knight, 1990-2002; Jim Stallings, 1992-2004; and Donnie Autry, 1992-2004. 1990s SCHOOL BOARD REUNION PHOTO BY JIM KELLY New officers for the Aktion Club were installed Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the sponsoring Wauchula Kiwanis Club at the Panda Restaurant. The club this past year performed over 500 community service hours and raised $100 from pancake sales to buy Christmas presents for the Toys for Tots program. The club has 32 members, compared to 29 last year. From left are Mary Ellen Bate, director of operations; Jack Garnett, president; Tina Miller, treasurer; Ashlee Smith, vice president; Kevin Wyche, secretary; Rob Crowder, administrator; and Rev. Randy Johnson (seated), Kiwanis advisor. AKTION CLUB OFFICERS INSTALLED Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce DanielsThe Herald Advocate 773-3255 or www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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It seems to me like there was more publicity about covering your plants and taking care of your animals for the first mild freeze. It was down to 25 on our grove ther mometer. I do not get up during the night to see how many hours it is below freezing. I do all I can do to protect the fruit and then just ask the Lord to take care of things. What a great day we had at Fort Green Baptist last Sunday. It was baby dedication day, and this brought out the grandpar ents and aunts and uncles! The ones being dedicated were Bowen Davis, Trenton Duke, Colby Harrison, Sadianne McQuaig, Angel Ortiz and Addison Sonnier. Also, the boys of Joe and Dolene Fields, baby Lee and Dylan. It was a pleasure to see Newt and Christine Murdock. Their three daughters and many grand children and some great-grand children were with them. Amber was up, and she said they were all going out to eat to honor her Papas 80th birthday, which is the 24th. Of course, they were all in attendance for the dedication of Addie, and she looked adorable but always does. In fact, all of the babies were dressed super and had some proud parents holding them. Our sincere sympathy is extended to our pastor and Tara on the death and home-going of her mother. She had been in a nursing home for some time and was just waiting on her Lord to take her home. Our sympathy is also ex tended to the family of Marshall Gough. He had been sick for some time, and it looked like he was winning the fight but in stead made his final journey and went to be with the Lord. My grandson, T.K., was working in the grove last Saturday cutting down dead trees and of course I had to be out there with him. I do not think it is safe for anyone to be alone when using a chainsaw. It started out as a cold day but quickly w armed up. The chain died on us so I had to go to Bowling Green to get a new one, and did not take the time to put on makeup or change out of my winter grove clothes and to-bog gan. While there, a lady and I did not understand her name but she lives a little south of Zolfo asked me if I knew the lady that wrote the news. I was almost ashamed to tell her me because I looked so terrible but warm! I appreciate everyone that tells me they read the news, and she said it let her know when her relative, David Spencer, was sick. I guess it does serve a purpose! She also gave me some good advice for Sherman and his kidney stones: Eat all the beets you can. She said this was from her grandparents, and sometimes the old remedy is better than doc tors. When Sherman and I were on vacation a couple of years ago, we went to a craft show in one of the small North Carolina towns and a lady was selling handmade potato bags. Just bags sewed in quilted cloth. Being able to sew, I didnt purchase one but just figured I would make my own. Now they are advertising them on TV. I had a brilliant idea (or I thought brilliant) and put a baking potato in a quilted glove mitt. It really did the job, and I had not put out any effort or money! Try it, they taste like they have been baked in the oven instead of the microwave. Charles Abbott reported that his friend, Gene Roberts, was very ill with what appears to be the flu. If you havent gotten a shot, maybe you should. Pray for Gene. Also, Cody Cowart is very low. Sherman is having a time getting over his last kidney stone attempted removal. Jerry White received a kidney trans plant. Please pray for all of these. There will be a workday at Fort Green this Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Pray for one another and our nation. For the second year in a row, F lorida Farm Bureau has received a coveted national award for its programs and operations. The organization received the American Farm Bureau Fed-erations 2013 Pinnacle Award, the highest recognition conferred upon a state Farm Bureau. Presented on Jan. 12 during the American Farm Bureau Fed erations annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, the award de noted Florida Farm Bureau as the best state Farm Bureau in the nation within its membership class. Judges based the honor upon evaluations of six categories of activities: Leadership Development, Member Service, Policy Development and Implementation, Membership Initiatives, Education and Outreach, and Public Relations and Com-mu nication. Florida Farm Bureau previ ously received the Award of Excellence for all categories. Florida also garnered the Presidents Award in Public Relations and Communications, Education and Outreach, Membership Initiatives and Lead-ers hip Development. The Presidents Award is bestowed upon specific state Farm Bureau ac tivities that are the best of their kind within each membership class. Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick accepted the Pinnacle Award from national President Bob Stallman at a morning general session. Hoblick said he received the recognition on behalf of the all Floridians who are involved in Farm Bureau. I am so proud of the accomplishments of our volunteer leaders, state staff, our county employees and our agents, Hoblick stated later. They have once again proven their out standing capacity for dedicated work that secures positive re sults. To earn the Pinnacle Award in two consecutive years is a tremendous accomplishment, he added. It confirms that I have the privilege of serving in one of the best Farm Bureaus in the nation. Florida Farm Bureau W ins Top National Award COURTESY PHOTO Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Daw Jr. Natalie Luttrell of Wauchula be came the bride of Kenneth Daw Jr. of Wauchula in an early evening ceremony on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The bride is the daughter of the late Janet Louise Luttrell Sweatt. The groom is the son of Kenneth Sr. and Tammy Daw of Wauchula. The couple exchanged mar riage vows in an outdoor setting at the home of the grooms parents. Officiating was Tina Ja cobs. I Aint Ready To Quit by Jason Aldean, the couples special song, was played by disc jockey Adam Newman. The country theme was car ried out with decorations pro vided by the grooms parents along with Rita Sweatt and Chrystina Diakomihalis. Nicole Bromley Daw served as photog rapher for the nuptial. T he bride was given in mar riage by her brother, Terry Allen Sweatt. Tending to the bride as matron of honor was Tina Jacobs. Bridesmaids included nieces Staci Macias, Selena Macias and Sophia Diakomi-halis, all of Wauchula. Niece Anna Diakomihalis was flower girl, while nephew Garret Bivens was the ring bearer. Attending the groom was best man Craig Daw, the grooms brother, of South Dakota. Groomsmen included Talmadge Albritton, Junior Stevens and nephews Aiden Bivens and Christos Diakomihalis, all of Wauchula. Following the ceremony, a wedding reception was held on the grounds. Natalie Luttrell Becomes Th e Bride Of Kenny Daw Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels The Herald Advocate 773-3255 or w ww.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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4B The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 1:23cREQUEST FOR BIDS 1992 MOBILE HOMEThe City of Bowling Green will be accepting sealed bids for a 1992, 28 x 44 double wide mobile home. The structure is located at 562 Lake Branch Rd., Bowling Green, FL and must be relocated. Bids will be received in the City Clerks Office located at 104 E. Main St., Bowling Green, FL 33834 until 2:00 pm, Friday February 7, 2014 at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Final acceptance of the winning bid will be made by the Bowling Green City Commission during their regular monthly meeting starting at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities, and to re-ad vertise. To obtain more information concerning the mobile home and required Bid information visit the City of Bowling Green website at bowlinggreenfl.org or contact the City Clerks Office at 104 E. Main St., Bowling Green, FL. Phone 863-375-2255. CITY OF BOWLING GREEN Mary Alice Tucker, Mayor CITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLICThe General Pension Advisory Committee of the City of Wauchula will hold a Meeting on Tuesday January 28, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. or as soon thereafter as it rea sonably can be held. Items on the agenda are as follows: Update on Pension fund, and any other business that may come before the Committee. The meeting will be held at the Administrative Building located at 126 South 7th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Commissions functions, including ones access to, participation, employ ment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULA S/Richard K. Nadaskay Jr. Mayor ATTEST S/Holly Smith City Clerk 1:23c _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 252013CA000329 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. ANGELLA R. COLEMAN, et al, Defendant(s). ______________________________/ NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Resched-uling Foreclosure Sale dated December 16, 2013, and entered in Case No. 252013CA000329 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., is the Plaintiff and Angella R. Cole man also known as Angella Renee Coleman a/k/a Angella Re Cole man, Carl B. Coleman also known as Carl Coleman a/k/a Carl Ben jamin Coleman, Citifinancial, Inc., Tentant # 1, Tenant # 2, The Un known Spouse of Angella R. Cole man also known as Angella Renee Coleman a/k/a Angella Re Cole man, The Unknown Spouse of Carl B. Coleman also known as Carl Coleman a/k/a Carl Benjamin Coleman, are defendants, the Hardee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on Hardee County Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 417 W. Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873, Hardee County, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 5th day of February, 2014, the following de scribed property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclo sure: LOTS 23 AND 24, BLOCK D, LABRISA SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 5 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 912 W PALMETTO ST WAUCHULA FL 338732552 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: December 16, 2013 VICTORIA L. ROGERS Clerk of Courts By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommoda tion in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Rescheduled Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711.1:23,30c _______________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that GRAY E. VANCE, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 480 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2006 Parcel ID Number 10-34-25-0843-00001-0003 Description of Property: LOT 3 HARLEM HEIGHTS SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: JOSE AND LOLA LOPEZ Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, second floor hallway outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the 26THday of FEBRUARY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 21stday of JANUARY, 2014. Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252013TD055XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5121:23-2:13c This years Historic Ghost Tour will feature all new voices, explains Main Street Director Jessica Newman. This year we have new char acters that will be portraying Hardee Countians that were not featured in last years tour. The 2014 Historic Ghost Tour will take place Friday. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased online at www.mainstreet wauchula.com or at the Main Street Wauchula Office located at 107 E. Main St. Tours will be departing at 6, 6:20, 6:40, 7:30, 7:50 and 8:10 p.m. Explore downtown Wauchula with visits from patrons of the past. Enjoy approximately 1hours of entertaining Wauchula history in this guided outside tour. Space is limited and seats sold out last year. Ghost Tour Has New Offerings A certified professional food manager review class and exam as well as the SafeStaff foodhandler certificate program are being offered by Ridge Area Arc. The food-handler class will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thurs day, Feb. 27, at Ridge Area Arc's training room on the main campus of South Florida State College, 120 W. College Dr. in Avon Park. The cost is $15 per student and must be paid by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. Checks can be made payable to Ridge Area Arc and mailed to 120 W. College Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825 or stop by the Arc administration office on Col-lege Drive to make a payment. When submitting payment, include your name, birthdate, address and phone number. A certificate and an original wallet card will be presented to the students at the end of the class. The certification is valid for three years. Students only need to bring to class a No. 2 pencil and a picture identifica tion. Anyone in the food service in dustry or those who are inter ested in working in the field and want to obtain a certificate can enroll in this class, being taught by a certified professional food manager. Florida law requires that all food service employees be trained in an approved food safety program. A public food service estab lishment has 60 days from the date of hire to train its employees with a Florida-approved food safety training program. This includes all employees re sponsible for food storage, preparation, display or any serv ice of food and beverages. Also offered is a food man ager class and exam, on Satur day, March 1, at the Ridge Area Arc Training Room. Class time is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The exam will be from 1:303:30 p.m. The National Restaurant Association's ServSafe food pro tection manager certification is nationally recognized. It is good for five years from the exam date. Every DBPR-licensed food service establishment must have at least one certified food man ager, and one must be present any time four or more employ ees are engaged in preparation, storage or service of food. Managers have 30 days after em ployment to become certified. First-time students will want to get a book and take the review class and exam. The cost is $150 per student and will include the ServSafe Manager Review Guide, class, exam and a FirstTime Passing Guarantee for those attending the review class and buying the guide. Those who just want to renew their certification can take the exam for $90. Register by Feb. 14 for the food manager class and exam. For more details, call Cindy Marshall at (863) 452-1295, extension 124. Register By Feb. 14 For Food Service Classes By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-AdvocateGetting a business up and going at the southwest corner of U.S. 17 and West Main Street may be a good investment. Members of the Wauchula City Commission, sitting as the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) board consid ered this possibility at length during its Jan. 13 meeting. After much discussion, the CRA board decided to approve a commercial revitalization grant of up to $14,175 for renovations at 101 West Main Street, a business which has been vacant for several years. Catharine Taylor Woods spoke about the proposed changes at that property, which is a 4,000-square-foot building. Since it is so difficult to rent such a large location, she pro poses to break it down into a pair of 2000-square-foot units. That will mean one will need a separate handicapped-accessible bathroom and air conditioning, with cost estimates from $28,000 to $31,000. Woods said new wiring was installed in the building after Hurricane Charley and she has a good retail possibility to occupy half of the larger building. Its more feasible to rent 2,000 than 4,000 square feet, she said. Commissioner Ken Lambert said Nothing says more about the city than a vacant corner on the main highway through town. However, since upgrades would increase the value of the prop erty, a good public/private partnership would be for each to pay some of the cost. Therefore, he suggested one half of the lowest estimate, with one half to be reimbursed when a contract with the supplier was completed and one half when the project was completed, hopefully 90 days later. Woods said she would have to consult the property owners, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard P. (Perry) Taylor to see if they would be able to absorb half of the pro posed cost. Lambert recalled the location was where the First Cracker Main Street and First Christmas Card Lane events were held and said it would be good to get an anchor tenant there. Woods said it was part of re habilitating the entire block from the corner to the alleyway to its west. The first one done, the sub shop midway on that block, is doing well and she hopes to duplicate that success. In related CRA matters, director Jessica Newman an-nounced that the downtown parking lot projects were winding up with installation of lighting. A ribbon cutting will be held at the Town Center Parking Lot at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 10, prior to the commis sions 6 p.m. meeting that evening. In conjunction with CRA, the city utility department is looking at contracting for landscaping services, at CRA lots as well as the U.S. 17 landscaping and cemetery maintenance. It could be less expensive that using city crews and save money in the city and CRA budgets, he said, as the commission approved an advertisement for an RFP (Re quest For Proposals) for that work. CRA May Help Upgrade Business NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that GRAY E. VANCE, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 479 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2006 Parcel ID Number 10-34-25-0843-00001-0002 Description of Property: LOT 2 HARLEM HEIGHTS SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: JOSE LOPEZ AND LOLA LOPEZ Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, second floor hallway outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the 26THday of FEBRUARY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 16thday of JANUARY, 2014. Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252013TD054XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5121:23-2:13c 1. In 1985, Tony Perez, at nearly 43, became the oldest major-league player to hit a grand slam. Whose record did he break? 2. During the 1980s, three major-leaguers each played for their father, who was the man ager. Name the players. 3. In 2012, Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch became the sec ond quarterback to run for 1,500 yards and throw for 2,500 yards in a season. Who was the first? 4. Who held the NBA mark for most 3-point field goals made in a season before Golden State's Stephen Curry (272 made) broke it in the 2012-13 campaign? 5. Name the first Southern California hockey player to be drafted by an NHL team. 6. Which two teams have won the most Supporters' Shields (best regular-season record) in Major League Soccer history? 7. What medal, if any, did boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. win at the 1996 Olympics? ANSWERS 1. Honus Wagner was 41 when he did it in 1915. Julio Franco now holds the record, hitting one in 2004 at age 45. 2. Dale Berra, Billy Ripken and Cal Ripken Jr. 3. Michigan's Denard Robinson, in 2010. 4. Ray Allen hit 269 3-pointers for Seattle in the 2005-06 season. 5. Mike Lampman, in 1970. 6. D.C. United and the Los Angeles Galaxy, with four each. 7. He won a bronze medal, boxing in the featherweight di vision.(c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Sports QuizBy Chris Richcreek The U.S. Census Bureau has announced that advance esti mates of retail and food services sales for December 2013 in creased 4.1 percent above De cember 2012. Total sales for the 12 months of 2013 were up 4.2 percent from 2012. A few highlights from December as compared to that same month in 2012 are: Furniture and home furnish ings, up 4.5 percent. Electronics and appliance stores, down 1.4. Building material and garden, up 2.1 percent. Health and personal care stores, up 4.7. Clothing and clothing acces sories, up 5.2. General merchandise stores, up 1.5 percent. Department stores, down 3.3. Non-store retailers, up 9.9 percent. December Sales Rose Over 2012 The Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown CoverageTelephone (863) 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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January 23, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5B H HA AN NC CH HE EY Y S SC CA AR RP PE ET TS SCarpet Wood Laminate VinylC CA AL LL L F FO OR R A AN N A AP PP PO OI IN NT TM ME EN NT T D DA AY Y O OR R N NI IG GH HT T! o o r r c c a a l l l l ( ( 8 8 6 6 3 3 ) ) 7 7 7 7 3 3 4 4 7 7 9 9 2 2 H H o o u u r r s s : : M M o o n n d d a a y y t t h h r r u u F F r r i i d d a a y y 9 9 a a m m 4 4 p p m mWebsite: www.HancheysCarpets.com Email: HancheysCarpets@gmail.com soc1:23c Raji Sonni, MD, FAAPMarcela Jativa, MD, FAAP Denise Mueller-Barker, ARNP Megan Ramirez, ARNP Estaremos abiertos los sbados comenzando el 2 de noviembre del 2013 horas 9 am to 12 pm. Solo para nios enfermos. Lunes Viernes 8:30 am 5:00 pm1125 S. 6th Avenue, Wauchula (Complejo de Sweetbay)1:23cPor favor llama a 863-767-1616 para hacer una cita! La temporada de gripe ya esta aqui y vacunas contra la gripe estan disponibles para nios de 6 meses a 18 aos de edad. GRAND OPENING Orange Street MarketFurniture and Home Decor 104 E. Orange Street W auchula, Florida Hours Thursday Friday 10:00 am 6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am 2:00 pm 863-767-0657 soc1:23p Grand Opening MEETING NOTICE HARDEE COUNTY CATTLEWOMEN Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6:30pm W ildcat Grill 902 Hwy 17 S., Wauchula Have you ever thought about getting involved? Please come and see what we are all about. We meet every quarter. For more information contact Michelle Crosby Taylor by email at: gandm@ w ildblue.net or Gwen Shaw 781-5302. soc1:23,30c H HU UG GE E 773-9684110 N N. 6 6t th hA Av ve e. W Wa au uc ch hu ul la a w ww.kellysmagnoliatree.com A A l l l l C Cl l e ea a r r a an nc c e e I It t e em ms s A Ar r e e $ $1 10 0 -$ $ 3 30 0 r ri id da ay y a an n a am mt th hr ru u a a t t r r d da ay y a an n p pm m60% OFF5070% 50% OFF Items Starting As Low As $1 Junior, Missy, and Plus Size Clothes, Sho es, Gifts, and Accessories soc1:23p This week in history, as re s earched from the archival pages of The Florida Ad-vo cate, the Hardee County Herald and The Herald-Ad-vocate . 75 YEARS AGO 50 YEARS AGO 25 YEARS AGO 10 YEARS AGO Way Back When Truman A. Thomas, 77, is an Avon Park resident with many friends and associates in Hardee County. He is the father of Sherry White of Wauchula, and is a retired salesman and former radio disc jockey whose morning show topped the Nielsen Ratings. A self-described little boy captive in an old mans body, he can be reached at 4533589 or by writing 1098 Memorial Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825. Jokes & P hilosophies By Truman A. Thomas If Nostradamus would have written a nything close to this! Consider Testimonies Volumn 9 beginning on Page 11 by E.G. White M M u u s s t t R R e e a a d d s s : : D D e e s s i i r r e e o o f f A A g g e e s s & & T T h h e e G G r r e e a a t t C C o o n n t t r r o o v v e e r r s s y y Download entire E.G.W. App. from the E.G. White Estate soc9:26-2:13pDEAR PAW'S CORNER: How many treats is it safe to feed to a small dog at once? My grandmother always feeds two big fake pepperoni sticks to her Shih-Tzu after each walk. She walks "Cody" three times per day. Cody is looking a little stout. Lila S., Dothan, Ala. Send your questions or tips to ask@pawscorner.com. Paw s Corner By Sam Mazzotta Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce DanielsThe Herald Advocate 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com Rose Mitchell-Freeman Rea ding Instruction Specialist (863)773-6141 Your Child Will Learn to Read! Free Evaluation Internationally Acclaimed Method Children, Teens & Adults soc1:23c

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6B The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 N Ne ew w & & U Us se ed d T Ti ir r e es sW WE E H HA AV VE E O OV VE ER R 1 1, ,0 00 00 0 N NE EW W & & U US SE ED D T TI IR RE ES S I IN N S ST TO OC CK K A AN NY Y S SI IZ ZE E, M MA AK KE E & & M MO OD DE EL LF Fa as st t Q Qu ua al li it ty y S Se er rv vi ic ce e Y Yo ou u C Ca an n D De ep pe en nd d O On n2 MECHANICS ON DUTY B Br ra ak ke e S Se er rv vi ic ce e A Av va ai il la ab bl le e BILLYBOBSTIRES 116 REA Rd. Wauchula(across from Wal-Mart)cl1:23c 3 3 OR 3 3 2 2 H HA A R R D D E E E EC CA A R RC CO O M M P P A A N N Y Y()500(o o s )1500(sot)500(b t)500(tn UY EREPA f EREEON T EUNrr T TA AX X T TI IM ME E Off ANY VehicleMust Bring Coupon Billy Hill Owner cl1:23c M M n nd da ay y S Sa a u ur r d da ay y S Su un nd da ay y9 9 7 7P P 1 1P P 6 6P P 773-6667 ~Also~Billy & Janices Rentals Houses & ApartmentsBowling Green Flea MarketN No o w w P P y yi in n s s o or r V V e e i i e es sEqual Housing Opportunity Employer & Provider cl1:9-30c THE PALMS 701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula (863) 773-3809 TD D 800-955-8771 $99 Move In Special through Jan. 31st Plus $1200 FREE RENT (*O ne year lease @$100/mo reduction) Spacious 2, 3 & 4 BR Garden Apts. Rental Office Hours M onday Friday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM Staton Auto SalesLarge Selection of Cars to Choose From Bill Staton Theresa Hamilton863-781-4460 863-781-9084 30 Day Guarantee on Motor & Transmission Onlycl7:14tfc Se Habla Es panol THE BEST DEALFROM ANY ANGLE No matter how you look at it, t heres no better place to shop for your next car. Now Accepting Applications!Rental Assistance Available for Qualified Applicants Central heat & air, refrigerator, range. Close to shopping.Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Committed to the future of rural communities This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer cl1:23-2:13cc BEAUTIFULFORESTGLADEAPARTMENTS at700 East Townsend Street Wauchula, FL 33873 1 BR or 2 BR Apartments for 62+ and/or Dis abled with or without children RIVERCHASEAPARTMENTS316 RIVERCHASECIRCLEWAUCHULA, FL 33873Central heat & air, refrigerator, range. Close to shopping.1 Bedroom Starting at $417 2 Bedroom Starting at $454Rental Assistance Available for Qualified ApplicantsOffice Hours 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Now Accepting ApplicationsThis institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.Committed to the future of rural communities cl1:23c TDD: 711 863-773-0592 Got a Pool Green or Clean? Need Your Pool Repaired? cl11:7tfcCALLCarols Pool Service for weekly pool service 863-449-1806 2 STORY BRICK COLONIAL HOME, 5BR/3.5B, 3075 SF, wood fl oors, 2 fireplaces, in Wauchula. $219,000 2.5 AC WOODED HOMESITE, paved road, corner lot, possible owner financing, in Ona. $38,500 TIP OF THE DAY: John Freeman is an experienced buyer's agent and is ready to guide you through the purchasing process of your new home. Call him today! JOHN FREEMAN (863) 781-4084 Associate SANDY LARRISON, Broker (863) 832-0130 cell cl1:23c HELP WANTED L .P.N. $35,360 00 The Hardee County Sheriffs Office is taking applications for a L.P.N. You must be at least 19 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, never been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, be willing to be fingerprinted, pass a drug test and work shifts. Applications may be obtained and returned at the Sheriffs Of fice, 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL, by 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2014. If other arrangements are necessary, call 863-773-0304 ext. 211. EOE cl1:16,23c H ills Auto World 30 Day WarrantyMotor & TransmissionNOINTERESTORFINANCECHARGES Fast and Reliable7 7 8 8 1 1 3 3 0 0 9 9 0 0 o o r r 7 7 8 8 1 1 3 3 0 0 9 9 1 1 cl2:14tfc Jimmy SandraBuy Here! Pay Here! 1:16,23c CONTACT HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 1277 W. MAIN ST. WAUCHULA, FL 33873 (863) 773-4754 ABOUT ... Classifieds DE ADLINE.... Tuesday noon RATES.......... Minimum of $4.50 for 10 words. Each additional word is .25 cents. Ads in all capitals are .35 cents per word. Headlines are $2 a line. Blind ad box numbers are $3 extra. BILLING........ Ads must be pre-paid. CLASSIFICATIONS: AgricultureMobile Homes AppliancesNotices AutomobilePersonal Boats Pets FurniturePlants/Produce Guns Real Estate Help WantedRecreational Houses Rentals LivestockRentals, Commercial Lost & FoundServices MiscellaneousWanted MotorcyclesYard Sales The Classifieds NOW PURCHASING citrus fruit for t he 2014 season for Chapman Fruit Co. Call Frank Vasquez, 863781-4133. 1:9-5:29p C OW HAY, HEMARTHRIA rolls $35, 941-321-9200. 1:2-30p C LEAN, FERTILIZED Hemarthria hay for sale, $30 per roll. Call 863781-0104 or 863-559-7545. 11:14-3:6p L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing citrus fruit for the 2013/14 season and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @ 863-781-0384. 7:8tfc CUSTOMER SERVICE Represen t ative, 25-30 hrs., mostly after noons. Apply in person Bay Laundry & Cleaners, 205 East Bay St., Wauchula. 1:16,23c PH YSICAL PLANT OPERATIONS SPECIALIST (FT) Application deadline: 1/28/14. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com Help Wanted Agriculture for detailed position posting. 863784-7132. EA/EO.1:16,23c C DL DRIVER NEEDED. Must have 3+ years experience, clean driv ing record, and willing to travel over the road. Contact Apostle @ 772-708-2140. 1:16,23p DR IVERS: $5,000 SIGN ON bonus. Great pay. Consistent freight, great miles on this Regional ac count. Werner Enterprises: 1-855517-2507. 1:2-23c I NTERACTIVE CAREGIVING is what separates COMFORT KEEPERS from other caregivers. Our focus is on engaging the mind, body, and safety of our clients. CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion positions are available in the Hardee County area. Flexible, full-time or part-time. Learn more about a rewarding career enrich ing the lives of others with COMFORT KEEPERS. Apply online: ck381.ersp.biz/employment or call 863-385-8558. HHA#299992766. 2013 CK Franchising, Inc. Most offices independently owned and operated. 11:7-2:27c 4/2 MH, BARN, workshop, 2 1/2 ac res $50,000 in Hardee County, 863-412-8932 or 941-627-2769. 1:23,30c 4 BEDROOM, 1 1/2 Bath MH on private land, on corner lot with large yard, BG. Home comes furnished. $48,000. Possible owner financed with 20k down. 863-2244790. 1:23p 4 /2 PARK DRIVE, $96,000. 2/2 Gar den Drive, $49,000. 2/2 Jones Street, $55,000. 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, 113 North Lake, Avon Park, $20,000. Needs TLC, good rental area. 863-412-8932, 941-627-2769. 1:16,23c PERSONAL PROPERTY of D.W. T atis, James Eures, Ashley Owaby, End Times Ministries will be sold pursuant to warehouse mans lien. Said sale will be at Bowling Green Storage, 5030 Hwy. 17 N. Bowling Green, Florida at 9:00 am February 4, 2014. 1:16,23p Notices Houses PERSONAL PROPERTY of Vernon R ichardson, Venessa Garrett, Jonathan Williams, Azucena Romero, Stormy Boyette, Thomas Deemer, Richard Esquivel, Katrina Daniels will be sold pursuant to warehousemans lien. Said sale will be at B & J Self-Storage, 667 5th Ave. South, Wauchula, Florida at 11:00 am February 4, 2014. 1:16,23p PE RSONAL PROPERTY of Marivel Garza, Linda McMillian will be sold pursuant to warehousemans lien. Said sale will be at B & J Ministorage, 210 N. 3rd, Wauchula, Florida at 10:00 am February 4, 2014. 1:16,23p ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a p et or are looking for a new one, the City of Wauchula invites you to come and see if you can find the pet youre looking for. The Wauchula Animal Control is lo cated at 685 Airport Road. Please call 863-773-3265 for more information. tfc-dh Pets Sam Albritton Electrical Services, Inc. 863-767-0313 Office 8 63-781-0377 Mobile Residential and Commercial Wiring Electrical Inspections Electrical Preventative Maintenance Ground Testing Lightning Arrestor Serving Hardee County Since 1994 11:7tfc EC13002737 24 Hour Emergency Service

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January 23, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7B Doris Lambert G.R.I, Broker Kenneth Lambert Broker Delois Johnson Associate 781-2360 Charlotte Terrell Associate 781-6971 Steve Johnson Associate 781-0518 Beverly Allen Associate 863-448-6610 Sue Birge Associate 781-3536 Colon Lambert Associate 781-1103 LA M B E RTREALTY INC.105 West Summit Street Wauchula, FL 33873Bus. (863) 773-0007 Fax: (863) 773-0038 3BR/2Bth nice home close to hospital and school. $119,900 Hwy 17 frontage! See this 1B/1Bth, frame with metal roof home located in Bowling Green. $50,000 WATERFRONT 5 acre tract, Charlie Creek frontage, wooded. $50,000 5.29 Acres of Country Living and Wild Game! This wooded tract has a 3B/2Bth DW Mobile Home in good condition. See today. Listed at $100,000 Refurbished older home, conveniently located to post office and shopping. 3BR/2 tiled baths, floors are laminate and tile, new kitchen cabinets and appliances, great location. Only $75,000. Seven (7) vacant lots in small subdivision, road frontage; various prices ranging from $25,000 to $30,000; perfect location for building your new home! GATED, GOLF COURSE COMMUNITY! 3 lots total 1.03 acres @ $48,000 or buy individual lot, listed @ $16,000 FANTASTIC HOMESITE on this 30 Acre tract! 70% pasture, re mainder wooded; secluded and fenced. $170,000 343.9 ACRE GROVE! Located in Lorida, FL; 61 ACRES VALEN CIAS, deep well, large barn with concrete floor, 1.4 miles CSX Rail road frontage; remaining acreage pastureland. $2,500,000. Briarwood Estates! Beautiful .49 Acre lot. Perfect for building your new home! $35,000 Commercial 3.31 Acres with C/B building, central heat and cool, Hwy. 17 location. $650,000 COMMERCIAL 2.09 ACRES LOCATED Highway 17 North. $199,500 Lovely lots in golf course community; 9 lots available. $16,000 each 5.23 acres in eastern Hardee County; wooded property on main road. $35,000 Citrus grove in Hardee County. Approximately 160 acres mixed including Hamlins, Queens and Valencias; 8 inch well runs in zones, three barns, great condition. Call us today! cl1:23cPENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker RealtorsNOEYA. FLORES, BROKER228 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula, Florida 33873 Flores & Flores, Inc.PRICE REDUCTION!! WAUCHULA 4BR/2BA Frame Home in the city limits of Wauchula. Hardwood floors, granite countertops and detached carport. Offered at $67,000. WESHARETHESAMEMLSWITHHIGHLANDSCOUNTY!Remember, Our listings are on the Internet.Anyone with a computer can access them anytime! After Hours Noey A. Flores Broker 863-781-4585 Oralia D. Flores Broker Associate 863-781-2955 Michael D. Boyett Sales Associate 863-781-2827 !!!LOOKING FOR LICENSED AGENTS!!!cl1:23c (863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 www.floresrealty.net WAUCHULA SHORT SALE 4BR/2BA Mobile Home on 2.5 acres with central air & heat. Big open hallway, lots of storage space, front and back porch, metal roof and pasture fenced-in for cattle or horses. Property sits on a dead-end county maintained road. Of fered at $135,000 BOWLING GREEN 3BR/1BA CB home on 50x138 lot. 1468 Total sqft. Nice landscaping. Offered at $49,900.00 WAUCHULA Wooded vacant lot! 2.75 +/acres on St Rd 64 West, great residential building lot with lots of big oaks. Priced to sell at $29,900 REALTORSee more listings at www.joeldavis.com REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS Bartow: 3BR/2BA home built in 2004 w/2 car garage. $136,000! 4BR/3BA home & Hamlin grove on 20 acs. 2 pole bars, inground pool and ac fish pond. $499,000! 200 ac excellent pasture for hunting deer & turkey. $3,850/ac! PRICE REDUCED! 20 acs zoned industrial on Hwy 17. $399,000! 3/2 home in Wauchula close to business area w/3 sheds & a barn for your storage needs. $39,000! 32 acre grove w/Earlies (80%) & Valencias (20%) has 2 wells & irrigation pond.$330,000! Karen ONeal (863) 781-7633 REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS KENNY SANDERS...............781-0153KAREN ONEAL........... 781-7633 JESSICA PRESCOTT...941-737-6502KEVIN SANDERS..........368-1926 JIMMY EDENFIELD...........448-2821 MONICA REAS..............781-0888 DAVID ROYAL.....................781-3490HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 cl1:23c 4BR/2BA CB home on Hawaiian Dr in Wauchula. $75,000! 89 acs fronts Peace River & includes cabin, barn, 3 wells, & 35 ac grove. Excellent pasture & majestic live oaks w/plenty of deer & turkey. $735,000! 37 acs w/3 250 well has perimeter fencing & dble paved rd frontage. $125,000! PRICE REDUCED! 9.8 acs fronts SR 64 near Popash. Great for homesite or agriculture. NOW $80,000! 2/1 CB home on 7 acs fronting SR 66. $100,000! SOLD (863) 773-2128REALTORS JOE L. DAVIS JOE L. DAVIS, JR. JOHN H. ONEAL H Ha ar rd de ee e C Co ou un nt ty y: : Ceilto Lindo Nearly 2 acres on Hwy 17 9200 sq. ft. building for auction center, retail, flea market or agri culture business. North and South bound exposure. $299,000. Additional 1.78 acres available. 61 acres Abundance of deer and turkey. 65% im proved pasture with flowing creek. Joins Highlands Hammock State Park. Beautiful high and dry home site. Price REDUCED! $475,500 Lets make a deal! H Hi ig gh hl la an nd ds s C Co ou un nt ty y: : 5 acres in Venus excellent for hunting camp on county maintained road. Great for a weekend get away or permanent residence. $19,500 729 acres of Prime land for possible future development on southeast side of Sebring! 79 acres on Lake Josephine. 4 homes, horse barn, dog kennel. 3 acre+-, 10' high training pen, deer, turkey and other wildlife. Income producing. Asking $1,127,000. Will Divide. REDUCED TO $927,000. 151 acres on Lake Istokpoga 1800'+frontage, Arbuckle Creek 3000'+frontage, and over 1000' Hwy 98 frontage. REDUCED TO $1,450,000!!! Lets make an offer! P Po ol lk k C Co ou un nt ty y: : 451 acres on paved Singletary Rd. 31+ acres in citrus, 345+ boxes per acre. 2 wells 10" and 12", 65%+improved, excellent pasture can be used for citrus or farming. Asking $2,000,000 P PR R O OP PE ER R T TI IE ES S F FO OR R S SA AL LE E Advantage Realty743 US 27 S.Sebring, FL 33872Office: 863-386-1111Fax: 863-3861112Private and Confidential Listings and SalesVISIT US ATMark LambertRealtorCell: 863-832-0401Email: mark33862@gmail.com cl1:23c WANTED:N Nu um me er ro ou us s B Bu uy ye er rs s F Fo or r 5 50 00 0 T To o 2 2, ,0 00 00 0 A AC CR RE ES S REVELLAUTOSALES BUYHEREPAYHERE8 86 63 3-3 37 75 5-4 41 11 13 3A A f f t t e e r r H H o ou u r r s s C C a a l l l l : :Travis Revell Sandra Miller863-245-0383 863-781-4577Se Habla EspaolWE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS 12:19tfc $ $5 50 00 0 O OF FF FA An ny y V Ve eh hi ic cl le e I In n S St to oc ck k! !M Mu us st t P Pr re es se en nt t C Co ou up po on n( (o on ne e c co ou up po on n p pe er r c cu us st to om me er r) ) $ $5 50 00 0 O OF FF F $ $5 50 00 0 O OF FF F 954 sq ft Commercial Office Space For Rent Great Location Just Across From WS Bank Address: 111 East Main Street ; Wauchula, Fl. $800.00 Monthly plus applicable sales tax Contact: Elene Salas @ 836-735-0999 8:8tfc 735-01883505 US HWY17 S ZOLFOSPRINGSMon. Wed. 10AM 6PM Fri. & Sat. 10AM 7PMCLOSEDTHURSDAY& SUNDAYDANHILL Hills Auto WorldB BU UY YH HE ER RE E! P PA A Y YH HE ER RE E! NOINTERESTORFINANCECHARGES cl3:8tfc The Classifieds PARK YARD SALE CRAFT SHOW Saturday, January 25 9 am 1 pm Little Charlie Creek RV Park1850 Heard Bridge Rd., WauchulaCoffee, Donuts & Sandwiches Available cl1:23c ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet or are looking for a new one, the City of Wauchula invites you to come and see if you can find the pet youre looking for. The Wauchula Animal Control is lo cated at 685 Airport Road. Please call 863-773-3265 for more infor mation. tfc-dh ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29 requires that all cats and dogs sold in Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have an official health certificate, have necessary shots and be free of parasites. tfc-dh STRAWBERRIES! Center Hill Farm U-Pick now open. 2949 Center Hill Road. 412miles west on SR62. Call Paul 863-781-6900. 12:5-2:2p 2 BEDROOM, 2 Bath MH for rent. Oakhill Park, Wauchula. No pets, no smokers. $600 rent/$500 security. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath apartment. $450 rent/no deposit. No pets. 863-781-3570. 1:23,30c ULLRICHS STORAGE UNITS, several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. & Goolsby St., 773-6448 or 7739291. 1:23c Rentals Produce Pets5/2 HOUSE, 2 car garage, nice location, for info call 954-383-5091, 954-383-5078. 1:9-2:7p 5 BR, 2 Bath MOBILE HOME, $750 month, $500 Security, Charlie Creek Mobile Home Park, also 2 BR, 1 Bath Mobile Home, $500 month, $300 security deposit. Charlie Creek Mobile Home Park. Teresa, 863-781-9084, Bill 863781-4460. 1:9tfc TWO BEDROOM apartment, appli ances plus CA, $500 plus deposit, 863-832-1984. 1:9-2:6p *RENT-TO-OWN* MOBILE HOMES 1, 2, 3 Bed rooms. Cheaper than paying rent. Close to schools and hospital. Lot rent $300. Se habla espanol. 863698-4910 or 863-698-4908. Call today. 7:5tfc ATTENTION! The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits advertising any preference or limitation based on race, color, religion, sex, hand icap, familial status or national ori gin, or the intention to make such a preference or limitation. Familial status includes children under 18 living with parents or guardians and pregnant women. tfc-dh 8, 6, 3, 2 BEDROOM Houses avail able, 5 offices, stores, industrial building, 863-773-6616. 1:2-30p Rentals, CommercialOFFICE SPACE FOR RENT 800 sq. ft. Flexible design. Front lobby, reception area, + 4-5 individual rooms. $700 monthly, OBO. 406 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula. Call 863-7736162. 12:5tfc ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION, additions, screen rooms, carports, glass rooms, pool enclosures, rescreening, decks, concrete. Harold Howze Construction, 863781-2708. RR0050181. 11:21-1:23p ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace Fellow ship Church, 131 S. 8th Ave., Wauchula. Bill 727-326-3816. tfc-dh *** NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP TROUBLE? CALL ULLRICHS PITCHER PUMP For complete well, sales, service and installation, call 863-773-6448. 7:18tfc THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB collects NOT broken prescription eyeglasses, cases and sun glasses. Please drop of at 735 N. 6th Ave. tfc-dh DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs? Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday and Thursday night 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, at the corner of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wauchula. tfc-dh IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous in Hardee county at 863-781-6414. Several weekly meetings. tfc-dh ServicesATTENTION! State Statutes 489119 Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10 Paragraph D require all ads for any construction-related service to carry the contractors li cence number. tfc-dh FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8 am-? 117 Pennsylvania Ave., Wauchula. Baby clothes, toys, furniture, etc. 1:23p FRIDAY, 722 E. Bay Street. Blan kets, clothes, tires, movies, misc. 1:23dh FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 9 am 1 pm, 2370 Hwy. 17N, Wauchula. Kids DVDs, like new baby and toddler clothes, 3X mens, books, candles, shoes (new and used), plants, lots of misc. 1:23p LOTS OF NEW TEEN clothing and lots of young ladies clothing. Beds and sofa beds from $25 up. Bed frames, wrap around tub. All day Saturday. Some clothes $1 bag. Ednas Place besides Double J Restaurant, US 17 South. 1:23c SATURDAY, 3415 VA Lane off of Holland Town, Wauchula. Large yard sale. 1:23p NEW THRIFT STORE in town. Country Life Thrift Shop. We have named brand clothes at a very reasonable price, furniture, and misc. Something for every age. New items daily. Open Mon. Fri. 10 am 5 pm. Sidewalk sale every Sat. 9 am to 2 pm. We accept do nations. 725 South 6th Ave. (Hwy 17). Pink building near KFC. Come check us out. 1:23p SATURDAY, 8-12, Brookside Bluff, Hwy. 17, 2 miles N. of Hardee-Des oto County line, follow signs. Dishes, furniture, golf clubs, lots of misc. 1:23p Yard Sales

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8B The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 The Classifieds The Board of Directors of Ce ntral Florida Health Care Inc. has named Ann Claussen as the new chief executive officer, ef fective Jan. 2. Claussen replaces Gaye Williams, who retired on Dec. 31. Central Florida Health Care now provides many of the medical and dental services which a re no longer offered by the Hardee County Health Department. Claussen takes over the CEO role after serving as chief operational officer since June and after being on the Board of Directors for five years. She will be able to utilize her extensive for-profit and broad non-profit expertise to help strengthen Central Florida Health Care. Claussen has prior experience in the health-care industry and a degree in health-care education, along with extensive connec tions to a wealth of community resources related to hospitals, fi nancing and governance. Williams had served as the CEO more than 20 of the 39 years she worked for the organization. The Board of Directors has named Williams emeritus CE O, and has asked her to con tinue to serve as a mentor and an advocate. The agencys mission is to increase access in medically underserved communities across the three-county service area of Hardee, Highlands and Polk counties. Claussen New Head Of H ealth-Care Agency Williams C laussen 1. In 2013, for the third time i n major-league history, the reigning Cy Young Award winners (R.A. Dickey, David Price) faced each other in a regularseason game. Name either of the other two pairings. 2. How many times did pitcher Greg Maddux strike out 200 or more batters in a season during his 23-year major-league career? 3. In 2012, Adrian Peterson became the second Minnesota Vikings running back to have five consecutive 100-yardsrushing games. Who was the first? 4. When was the last time before 2012 that Harvard's men's basketball team made the NCAA Tournament? 5. Name the last time before the 2013-14 season that the Col orado Avalanche started a sea son at least 6-0-0. 6. Austrian skier Mario Matt set a record in 2013 for the oldest skier (34) to win a World Cup slalom. Who had been the oldest? 7. Who was the last British men's golfer before Matt Fitzpatrick in 2013 to win the U.S. Amateur golf tournament? ANSWERS 1. Frank Viola and Orel Hershiser (1989), and Tom Glavine and Roger Clemens (1999). 2. Once (1998), although he had at least 190 strikeouts in four other seasons. 3. Robert Smith, in 2000. 4. It was 1946. 5. It was the 1985-86 season, when the franchise was located in Quebec. 6. Finn Christian Jagge was 33 when he won in 1999. 7. Harold Hilton, in 1911. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Sports Qu iz By Chris Richcreek INFORMATION R oundup Learn About F lorida Plants There will be a free conservation landscaping workshop and native plant sale for residents of Hardee, DeSoto and Highlands counties on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Turner Center, 2250 Roan St., Arcadia. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. Emphasis is on using plants adapted to Florida, conserving water and growing vegetables with little watering and no pesticides. For more information, call toll-free at 866-835-5785, ext. 240 or www.CHNEP.org. Relay For Life Has Fundraiser Friday The Fort Meade-Frostproof Relay for Life teams are sponsoring a community fundraiser on Friday with a dinner at 6 p.m. at the Fort Meade Mobile Home Park Activities Center, 1046 Sec o nd St., SE, Fort Meade. Tickets are $10 at the door, with a choice of meatballs, pulled pork, chicken tetrazz ini, wings or walking tacos. All proceeds go the American Cancer Society. Sen. Rubio Visit Next Wednesday A representative of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will be in Wauchula next Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Hardee County Public Library, 315 N. Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17 South), Wauchula. People with problems with any federal program, such as Social Security, veterans is sues, the IRS immigration or Medicare, can find out more about such services. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Rubios Gulf Coast office at 813-977-6450. Free Tax Help For Elderly The AARP Tax-Aide program, a free nation-wide tax preparation service for low to middle income persons 60 and over is available on Mondays from 2 to 6 p.m. from Feb. 3 through April 14 at the Hardee County Library, 315 N. Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17 South), Wauchula. Appointments arent necessary. People are served on a first come, first served basis and are expected to bring all necessary documents, includ ing Social Security cards for every household member. Proof of all 2013 income, in cluding interest and divi dends, must be available. Sheriff Plans Torch Run, Sales Leading up to the April 15 Law Enforcement Torch Run, the Hardee County Sheriffs Office is also selling T-shirts for $12 and hats for $10. Staff is also selling Special Olympics up-to-seven-day cruise raffle tickets, for which the drawing will be May 17. Raffle tickets are one for $5, three for $10 and eight for $20. For more information, call Ofc. Kim Pfeiffer at 7730304, Ext. 229. MAGNIFICANT LAND!! A 5 acre tract of land with cabbage palm. Natural Florida land scape. Priced at $40,000 VERY NICE MOBILE HOME!! This 2005 2 b edroom 1.5 bath mobile home is move in ready with furniture. Perfect for a new couple or someone looking to escape the cold weather up north. Priced at $70,000 MOVE IN READY!!! 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath concrete block home. Nice Family style home! Yard is fenced in. Priced at $42,500 HOME LOCATED IN FORT MEADE!!This 3 b edroom, 2 bath CB home in historic Ft. Meade has large family room, dining room, living room with wood laminate flooring. A short drive to US Hwy 17 for access to Bartow and Lakeland. A large back yard for fam ily entertaining. Priced at $52,500 NEWLY LISTED!! Mobile home in pristine c ondition w/so many amenities. 3 BR, 1 1/2 Bath, kitchen/dining, LR, 12/30 Addition W/3rd BR. Wonderful play area or great room, 2 car carport, screened porch and large work/storage/playroom. Totally re done. Certainly a must see! Priced at $49,000. GREAT HOUSE!!This 3 bedroom, 2 bath ho me with large family room in Wauchula is close to schools, shopping and downtown. A detached workshop in back yard is perfect for storage or wood working. A chain link fence encloses the back yard. Priced at $38,000 20.10 ACRES! Located off County Line Rd o n the Polk County side. Its a beautiful piece of property perfect for cattle or planting. Priced at $109,000 HANDYMAN SPECIAL!! This 3 bedroom, 1 b athroom home is a handyman special and would be great for a first time homeowner or someone looking to invest. Home is very conveniently located close to schools, shopping, parks and other activities. Home has great potential, come by and see it today! Priced at $30,000 A PEACEFUL FAMILY HOME!This 3 bed r oom, 2 bath brick home is on a quiet no traffic road outside of city limits. Large oaks in yard, outbuildings, and alarm system. Priced at $159,900 GO TO: HomePath.com For More Fannie Mae Properties NEWLY LISTED!! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath m odular home is located in Bowling Green, FL. Has large yard, metal roof and front porch. Carport with storage room. Priced at $34,900. INVESTMENT PROPERTY! 9 .55 acres used to be a nursery. Has very large metal building and a mobile home that could be used for storage. With some TLC property can be up and running again. Priced at $67,999 PRICED REDUCED!! VILLA LOCATED IN SEB RING!! This 2 bedroom, 2 bath middle unit of Triplex is ready for retirement couple or small family. Features include carpet, ce ramic tile floors, open kitchen and screened back lanai. Good location and easy to travel to US HWY 27. Priced at $54,900 G REAT NEIGHBORHOOD CLOSE TO PEACE RIVER!! This 4 bedroom, 2 bath concrete block home located just outside of town. Upgrade in kitchen with new counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Priced at $135,000 5 ACRES OF BEAUTIFUL LAND!! This 5 acre t ract of land has natural Florida landscaping and could be used for weekend getaways, camping and recreation. Priced at $25,000 PROPERTY!! T wo lots, 55 X 119 and 25 X 118 totaling 80 road frontage on US Hwy 17 in Bowling Green, FL. Lot 10 is zoned R-2 and lot 9 is zone C-2. Both lots are sold together. Priced at $18,000 START YOUR FAMILY HERE!! This 3 bed r oom 1 bath home is perfect for a new family. Plumbing and electric has been totally up dated, kitchen has a new stainless steel stove, roof was replaced in 2004 and hot water heater is new. Has a very nice brick fireplace. Priced at only $69,000 A REAL BARGAIN!!3 BR-2B mobile home with lots of amenities. In ground screened swimming pool-great place for relaxing after hard days of work. Furnished, including washer & dryer, all kitchen equipment, in cluding tables and chairs, entertainment piece center w/TV, love seat, hot tub and more. Great storage for your extras and all for $38,000. 702 S OUTH 6th AVENUE, W AUCHULA Gary Delatorre Brokerwww.cbhardee.com Each office independently owned and operated. Robert Hinerman 2 27-0202 Nancy Craft 8 32-0370 Richard Dasher 7 81-0162 Victor Salazar 2 45-1054 GREAT LOCATION FOR 200+ ACRES! HAS LAR GE DEEPWELL AND EXCELLENT SOIL IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY!! cl1:23c 10.96 ac building site. Scattered trees & well. $192,500 G REAT LOCATION! 3 BR, 2 BA frame home built in 2000. Large corner lot with fruit trees. $115,000 61.30 Acres Good property for farming. Close to town. AVON PARK ESTATES! Bath Home on 1 acre Asking $152,000 BRIARWOOD Subdivision. Bath house 2 car garage with office and full bath. $299,000! COMMERCIAL BUILDING 4,600 s f on over 1 acre in town. Full kitchen with commercial appliances. Possible uses include church, service club or restaurant. Listed $99,500 ... MAKE AN OFFER! Highway 17 frontage! LOT Zoned C-2 City water and sewer available. $86,500 MINI WAREHOUSE 19 units $155,000 Commercial building Frontage on 2 roads with parking. $149,000 33 acre pasture with scattered trees. 11.56 ac can be purchased separately. $299,000 206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 www.jimseerealty.com James V. See, Jr., Broker Dusty Albritton R ealtor Associates Rick Knight (863) 781-1396 John H. 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10B The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 Q: Can you tell me what Christian Slater is up to now? I recently saw his amazing per formance in the movie "He Was a Quiet Man," and it made me realize I really miss seeing him. Veronica W., Hanover, Pa. A: You have only about a month to wait before you can see Christian again on a regular basis. On Tuesday, March 11, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, ABC will pre miere a new series called "Mind Games," which stars Christian and Steve Zahn. They play brothers Ross (Christian) and Clark Edwards (Steve), who are partners in Edwards and Associates, an unusual business based on the belief that people's deci sions are influenced by their environment in ways they're not aware. By using the hard science of psychological manipulation, the brothers commit to solving their clients' problems. With Clark's expertise and Ross's conartist ways, the brothers use psychology and science to offer clients an alternative to their fates. Q: I don't think I can wait much longer for season four of "Game of Thrones." Carlos F., via email A: Just hold on a little longer. The highly anticipated premiere of the hit fantasy/drama series is set for April 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. The TV series, which is based on the books series by George R.R. Martin, shocked au diences at the end of last season with the infamous "Red Wedding," and season four's 10 episodes will prove to be just as exciting. It will be roughly based on the second half of "A Storm of Swords," the third book in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels. According to showrunner David Benioff: "I think [season four] is going to surpass season three. There are so many scenes we've been waiting for so long to do, and it just gets more and more fun to write for these characters. We're very excited for it." Q: Any news about "Devi ous Maids"? Pamela G., via email A: I have two exciting bits to tell you: First, season two will premiere on Lifetime on April 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Second, Mark Deklin (whom you all know I LOVED on "GCB") has signed on as a regular cast member. As of this writing, I don't know whom he'll play or how he'll impact the season, but I'll let you know as soon as I can drag the information out of him. Q: I am a fan of "NCIS" and have wondered why Cote Pablo left the series. Judy D., via email A: Cote left for personal reasons, which she chooses not to expand on. On the possibility of returning, she told TV Guide Magazine: "The greatest thing about this last episode is that Ziva doesn't die. As long as a character doesn't die, the character can always come back." Cody recently signed on to co-star in the film "The 33," which is based on the events of the 2010 Chilean mine collapse. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475; or e-mail her at letters@cindyelavsky.com.(c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.CelebrityExtraBy Cindy Elavsky Words To Live By A Daily ThoughtTHURSDAY Reverence for God gives life, happiness and protection from harm. The character of even a child can be known by the way he acts whether what he does is right and pure.Proverbs 19:23; 20:11 (TLB)F F R R I I D D A A Y Y (Jesus said), It will seem like all hell has broken loose sun, moon, stars, earth, seas in an uproar and everyone all over the world in a panic, the wind knocked out of them by the threat of doom, the powers-that-be quaking. And then then! Theyll see the Son of Man welcomed in grand style a glorious wel come! When all this starts to happen, up on your feet. Stand tall with your heads high. Help (eternal) is on the way.Luke 21:25-28 (ME)S S A A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.Nahum 1:7 (NIV)S S U U N N D D A A Y Y For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (fear), but a spirit of power and love and self-control. Do not be ashamed then of testifying for our Lord.II Timothy 1:7-8 (RSV)M M O O N N D D A A Y Y Then Job replied to the Lord, I know that You can do anything and no one can stop You.Job 42:1-2 (NLT)T T U U E E S S D D A A Y Y We have around us so many people whose lives tell us what faith means. So let us run the race before us and never give up. We should remove from our lives anything that would get in our way and the sin which so easily holds us back. Let us look only to Jesus, the One who began our faith and who makes it perfect (complete).Hebrews 12:1-2 (NCV)W W E E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty. Blessed are those who dwell in Your house: they are ever praising You. Blessed are those who find their strength in You.Psalm 83:1,4-5a (NIV) Whats For Lunch? MONDAY Breakfast: Apple Jacks, Turkey Sausage, Graham Crackers, Strawberry Poptart, Waffles, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, PB Jamwich, Cheese Pizza, Wowbutter & Jelly Sandwich, Carrot Sticks w/Dip, Vegetable Blend, Fruit Cup, Condiments and Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: Trix Cereal, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Yogurt Parfait w/Straw-berries, Apple Juice, Condi-ments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie, Turkey Corndog, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Celery Sticks w/Dip, Sweet Potato Fries, Pineapple Tidbits, Condiments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Poptart, Golden Grahams, Graham Crackers, Strawberry Cup, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Quesadilla, Hamburger on Bun, Taco Salad, Black Beans, Sweet Corn, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Frosted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Orange Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Oven Roasted Chicken, Roll, Turkey & Cheese Wrap, Cookie, Cheese Pizza, Broccoli w/Dip, Zucchini & Squash, Banana, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Breakfast: Cheerios, Turkey Sausage Pizza, Buttery Toast, Blueberry Glazed Pancakes, Cinnamon Glazed Pancakes, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Cowboy Macaroni, Roll, Cheese Sticks, Garden Salad, Green Peas, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk MONDAY Breakfast: Apple Jacks, Turkey Sausage, Graham Crackers, Strawberry Poptart, Waffles, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, PB Jamwich, Cheese Pizza, WowJUNIOR HIGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS butter & Jelly Sandwich, Carrot Sticks w/Dip, Vegetable Blend, Fruit Cup, Condiments and Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: Trix Cereal, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Yogurt Parfait w/Straw-berries, Apple Juice, Condi-ments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie, Turkey Corndog, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Celery Sticks w/Dip, Sweet Potato Fries, Pineapple Tidbits, Condiments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Poptart, Golden Grahams, Graham Crackers, Strawberry Cup, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Quesadilla, Cheeseburger on Bun, Taco Salad, Black Beans, Sweet Corn, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Frosted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Orange Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Oven Roasted Chicken, Roll, Turkey & Cheese Wrap, Cookie, Cheese Pizza, Broccoli w/Dip, Zucchini & Squash, Banana, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Breakfast: Cheerios, Turkey Sausage Pizza, Buttery Toast, Blueberry Glazed Pancakes, Cinnamon Glazed Pancakes, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Spicy Chicken Sand wich, Cowboy Macaroni, Roll, Cheese Sticks, Garden Salad, Green Peas, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk MONDAY Breakfast: Apple Jacks, Turkey Sausage, Buttery Toast, Strawberry Poptart, Waffles, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, PB Jamwich, Tuna Salad w/Bread Bowl, Cheese Pizza, Wowbutter & Jelly Sandwich, Carrot Sticks w/Dip, Vegetable Blend, Fruit Cup, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: Trix Cereal, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, SENIOR HIGH Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Apple Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Salad, Turkey Corndog, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Baked Beans, Sweet Po tato Fries, Pineapple Tidbits, Apple, Condiments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Poptart, Golden Grahams, Super Donut, Buttery Toast, Strawberry Cup, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Breaded Chicken Chef Salad w/Breadstick, Cheese burger on Bun, Nachos, Per sonal Pepperoni Pizza, Celery Sticks w/Dip, Sweet Corn, Fruit Cocktail, Orange, Condiments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Frosted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Orange Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: BBQ Chicken, Chef Salad w/Turkey & Roll, Turkey & Cheese Wrap, Cookie, Cheese Pizza, Broccoli w/Dip, Zucchini & Squash, Banana, Apple Juice, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Breakfast: Cheerios, Turkey Sausage, Buttery Toast, Pancakes, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Chef Salad w/Breadstick, Cheese Sticks, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Garden Salad, Green Peas, Apple Slices, Pear, Condiments and Milk Individual menus are subject to change. HARDEE COUNTY KIDS NEED HARDEE COUNTY HELP!Ease a dependent childs way through the court system. Volunteer to be a Guardian Ad Litem.773-2505(If office unattended, please leave message.) PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 1st Public Hearing NoticeHardee County BCC is considering applying to the FL Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $750,000. These funds must be used for one of the following purposes: 1.To benefit low and moderate income persons; 2.To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or 3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular ur gency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs. The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization or economic development and include such improvement activities as acquisition of real property, loans to private-for-profit business, purchase of machinery and equipment, construction of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial buildings and energy conservation. Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons. In developing an application for submission to DEO, Hardee County BCC must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, Hardee County BCC is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons. A public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's economic and commu nity development needs will be held at the Community Development Office, 412 W. Orange St., Rm. 201, Wauchula, on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. For information concerning the public hearing contact Shelly Massey @ 863-773-6349. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handi capped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired; Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing; those whom need access via Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD); any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Massey @ 863-773-6349 at least two calendar days prior to the meeting. 1:23cPUBLIC NOTICEHardee County Citizens Advisory Task Force will meet on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Court House Annex, Rm. 202, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula, FL. Guests welcome. Area of discussion will be the proposed application to the FL Dept. of Economic Opportunity for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $750,000. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements should contact Shelly Massey 863-773-6349 at least five days prior to the meeting. 1:23c The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meetings to which all interested persons are invited: Rock Ponds Ecosystem Restoration Project Kick-Off. The Southwest Florida Water Management District, in coordina tion with Hillsborough County, is restoring approximately 1,043 acres of uplands and wetlands through this important project. One or more Governing Board members may attend. DATE/TIME: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014; 10:30 a.m. PLACE: 4480 County Line Road, Ruskin, FL 33570 A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Estella.Gray@watermatters.org; 1 (800) 836-0797(FL only) or (813)9857481,x2015 For more information, you may contact: Lori.Manuel@watermat ters.org; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x4606 (Ad Order EXE0298) 1:23c The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meetings to which all interested persons are invited: Cooperative Funding Initiative Northern Region 10:00 a.m. Brooksville Headquarters February 5, 2014 April 9, 2014 Cooperative Funding Initiative Heartland Region 10:00 a.m. Bartow Service Office February 6, 2014 April 10, 2014 Cooperative Funding Initiative Southern Region 1:30 p.m. Sarasota Service Office February 13, 2014 April 17, 2014 Cooperative Funding Initiative Tampa Region 10:00 a.m. Tampa Service Office February 14, 2014 April 16, 2014 Bartow Service Office 170 Century Boulevard, Bartow 33830 Brooksville Headquarters 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville 346046899 Sarasota Service Office 6750 Fruitville Road, Sarasota 342409711 Tampa Service Office 7601 US Highway 301 North, Tampa 33637-6759 Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring spe cial accommodations to participate in these meetings is asked to advise the agency at least five (5) days prior by contacting the SWFWMD Human Re sources Bureau Chief at 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899; 352-796-7211 or 1800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD (FL only) 1 800 231 6103; or email ADACoordinator@swfwmd.state.fl.us. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro ceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. Agendas are available seven days prior to the meeting from the SWFWMD website: WaterMatters.org Boards, Meet ings & Event Calendar; or contact Lori.Manuel@watermat ters.org 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211,x4606 (Ad Order EXE0299). 1:23c BIBLE TRIVIABy Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of 2 Timothy in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Koinonia is a Greek word found 20 times in the Bible, and primarily means ... ? Revenge, Forgiveness, Fellowship, Crucifixion 3. From historical records, who beheaded the Apostle Paul in Rome A.D. 67 (C.E.)? Claudius, Nero, Augustus, Vitellius 4. The concept of the "what"fold ministry comes from Eph esians 4:11? Two, Three, Five, Seven 5. From Psalm 14:1 who/what says in his/its heart, "There is no God"? Pagan, Fool, Insane, Serpent 6. What is the youngest book in the New Testament? Acts, Philemon, Hebrews, Revelation ANSWERS: 1) New; 2) Fellowship; 3) Nero; 4) Five; 5) Fool; 6) Revelation "2014 Bible Trivia Challenge," Wilson Casey's Daily Box Cal endar, is available online and in bookstores.(c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. The Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown Coverage Telephone (863) 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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January 23, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 11B 1:23-2:13c H Ha av vi in ng g t tr ro ou ub bl le e g ge et tt ti in ng g a ar ro ou un nd d i in n y yo ou ur r o ow wn n h ho om me e d du ue e t to o y yo ou ur r s sp pe ec ci ia al l n ne ee ed ds s o or r d di is sa ab bi il li it ty y? ?Or do you know someone, possibly your parents or an elderly and/or disabled friend or relative that is having difficulties? Community Development may be able to p rovide assistance with needed repairs and upgrades for those with special needs or disabilities through the homeowner repair program. Only single-family owneroccupied residential homes in Hardee County qualify. Mobile homes are excluded. A forgivable loan and homeowners insurance by a low income household are required for this program to ensure the home is safe by replacing doors/windows, repairing structure issues, making modifications for elderly or physi cally impaired occupants, and correcting code violations. Preference will be given to elderly and physically impaired homeowners. Appli cations are available online at www.hardeecounty.net or Hardee Co. Community Development, 412 W Orange St, Rm 201, Wauchula or Contact us at 863-773-6349. 1:23c Parker Carlton leads all the girls in a line dance. Pat Carlton gives Loni Damboise a spin around the dance f loor. Betsy Damboise leads the other moms out on the dance f loor (including Mandy Cantu and Christy Newsome). COURTESY PHOTOS BY KATHY ANN GREGG D oyle and Debbie Carlton hold the plaque presented to them by Justin Webb for all that they do for the Hardee County Youth Rodeo Association. Aubrey Stark takes a moment to slow dance with her dad, J ace. Now here is a girl who rides, ropes, ties goats, carries the flag, wears a crown, hunts and dances (all while looking great!) she is the epitome of what we want our youth to be. Lacey Cumbee and Seth McGee enjoy some slow tunes t ogether. Cayden Newsome gets ready to slide note that he k icked off his boots, because it's easier to slide in socks! In the background are Zach Carlton (on the left) and Ryleigh Kaye Adams (on the right). Rodeo Bits B y Kathy Ann Gregg COWBOYS & COWGIRLS, SHALL WE DANCE? F or those of you readers old enough to remember the classic movie The King and I, I am going to borrow a line from Yul Bren ner: Shall we dance? Shall we dance? Shall we dance? Well, that is exactly what everyone did after the awards banquet for the Hardee County Youth Rodeo! Keith Weems, who is the announcer for every rodeo, was the master of ceremonies for the banquet, and stayed to provide the music for the after-party. And it was not only the youth who participated. Moms Betsy Damboise, Mandy Cantu and Christy Newsome were on the dance floor giving their kids a run for their money, and dad Luke Cantu and pickup man Will Bishop were out there doing their thing. Even dad Jace Stark took daughter Aubrey for a spin during a slow dance. After a day of serious competition, then good food and an evening of recognition for all their hard work, these youngsters were full of energy, and let it loose on the dance floor! As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, so I will let the pictures tell the story. But before I close, I want to mention Doyle and Debbie Carlton. They are sponsors for both of the Senior Division All-Around saddles, in addition to be being a general sponsor of the Hardee County Youth Rodeo Association. And this does not even begin to cover all that they do for the various youth rodeos associations, and the ranch rodeos (and let's not forget the Florida State Fair). In recognition of this, they were called to the stage at the banquet and presented with a special plaque as a token of appreciation. Enjoy the photos, and on to some of the ranch rodeos for the next columns. Keep these Bits, boots and bridles riding. Let Kathy Ann Gregg in on your events and achievements, and shell keep you covered. Reach her at ksleepyk@aol.com or 773-9459. Keep on riding, Cowboys and Cowgirls!

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12B The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 Its district tournament time for most winter sports. F or girls weightlifting, Merislene Cimeus and Briana Gardner are the only girls to advance to the regionals held yesterday (Wednesday) in Port Charlotte. The soccer girls did well, winning their district quarterfinal round in Lake Wales against Sebring 1-0, with Martha Valadez getting the only goal of the defensive battle. On the next night, Hardee had to play against Auburndale, losing 8-1 to the team which turned out to be the district champion. Lake Wales had beaten Teneroc and took on Auburndale in a fascinating double-overtime district championship game which Auburndale won 4-3. Boys soccer is in playoffs this week in Auburndale and we wish them well. Girls basketball is in district playoffs next week. The opening game is Jan. 28 and championship game is Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at the gym of the highest seed still in action. Boys basketball winds up this week and is in playoffs the week of Feb. 3. Again, it is the odd format of playing each game at the highest seed involved in that game. Bot h junior high basketball teams beat Sebring last Thursday. The junior Cats and Lady Cats wind up their season next Thursday. Just getting under way is Youth Basketball League action, which starts Saturday. All game are in the old junior high gym off West Main Street. There will be games at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. on two courts, which is actually half court. There are five teams in the fourth-andfifth grade division and three in the sixth-and-seventh division, which cannot include any players from the junior high teams. A big hand of appreciation goes to the fellows and gals willing to take the time to coach these teams. It will shortly be time for the spring sports to begin. Girls softball starts Feb. 1 with a preseason tournament double-header. The first regular season games are Feb. 6 at home against Frostproof. The JV play at 5:30 and varsity immediately afterward, about 7:30. Boys baseball starts with a pair of tournaments, Feb, 6-7 the boys are in Fort Meade and Feb. 10-15 they are in a tournament in Avon Park. The boys do not play JV and varsity games together very often. There are one or two in which the JV plays at 4 and varsity about 7. Otherwise, the games are separate. JV baseball starts its season Feb. 10 at Sebring. We dont have high school girls or boys tennis, boys or girls track or boys weightlifting and junior high volleyball news yet, but will keep folks advised as soon as we do. NuHope held a fun day at Pioneer Park on Jan. 11, which in cluded a 5k race and one mile run/walk with a variety of entrants from Hardee and Highlands counties. There were a half dozen Bryants and a couple of other names I recognized, but will not relate details as Im afraid of leaving out some Hardee participants. Information from school and community athletic events is always welcome. Please call me at 773-3255 or e-mail me at our website, sports@theheraldadvocate.com with news for this biweekly column. Please note that the deadline for weekday sports events is 5 p.m. Thursdays. For events which happen after that time, sports news is due by noon Mondays in order to have a chance to get in that weeks paper, and is always on a space available basis. Sports Update B y Joan Seaman 1:23c w ww.healthybladder.net Pet Of The Week Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or neu te ring of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopting any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel location is 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill. This is a female Hound mix. She is black and tan with a short coat and long tail. This pretty girl is a gentle giant who gets along with other animals. Her adoption fee is $45. 1. HISTORY: What was the name of the treaty that ended the American Revolutionary War? 2. TELEVISION: What was the name of the prison in "Hogan's Heroes"? 3. THEATER: Which U.S. president was featured in the musical "Annie"? 4. AD SLOGANS: Which car company is part of the adver tising slogan "Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and ..."? 5. ENTERTAINMENT: When did the Miss America pageant begin? 6. GEOGRAPHY: What was the former name of the TRIVIA T EST By Fifi Rodriguez African nation Burkina Faso? 7. LITERATURE: What was the name of the monster in "Beowulf"? 8. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What are the names of the stone lions at the entrance of the New York Public Library? 9. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What type of creature belongs to the order Siphonaptera? 10. MATH: In geometry, what is the shape of a torus? ANSWERS 1. Treaty of Paris 2. Stalag 13 3. Franklin D. Roosevelt 4. Chevrolet 5. 1921 6. Upper Volta 7. Grendel 8. Patience and Fortitude 9. Fleas 10. A doughnut (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. There is within Hardee County a group of dedicated men and w omen who have committed themselves to your service, and they appreciate your continuing prayers and support for them and the pro fessional excellence they continually strive to provide. Our motto as well as our emblem have changed, and will display the following: HONOR: Honor the fallen. COURAGE: Courage in adversity. FORTITUDE: Fortitude over fear. RESPECT: Respect the community we serve. As previously reported, Hardee County Fire-Rescue has re cently purchased a ladder truck. This decision was not entered into lightly, or without having previously completed a study of the benefits and costs directly related to it, balancing that information with the safety factors to personnel and the value to you, the residents, business owners and visitors of Hardee County. There are questions, opinions, apprehensions that you may have, and I would appreciate the opportunity to provide information so as to be able to adequately address them. The ladder truck we have purchased is a truck that is 38-feet long, with a wheelbase of 19.95 feet, with the ladder itself being what is known in the fire service as a straight-stick, or just stick, that is 75-feet long when fully extended. The fire pump on the truck has the capability to pump 1,500 gallons per minute maximum, however that capacity is not the normal operating GPM, but it is capable of performing at that maxi mum. We typically operate at a much lower GPM than the maximum, in the range of 300 to 800, with the types and sizes of fire nozzles being a large factor of that calculation. To alleviate any concern over the hydrant systems within Hardee County unable to supply a ladder truck, I can say that there are areas that cannot provide adequate supply for our current fire engines, which have 1,250-GPM pumps. This is part of the reasoning of utilizing our tankers within the city areas as well as the rural areas, so that we have a portable system fully capable to provide ad equate water supply. The applications of an aerial apparatus encompass a wide range, with the greatest utilization of the ladder being at single-story residential/commercial structure fires for ventilating the roof and spraying water from above the fire, aiding in a more rapid fire control and extinguishment and a safer operational atmosphere for the firefight ers. This information is not provided from hearsay but from my per sonal experiences with Charlotte County Fire EMS and having had worked for many years on aerial apparatus that ranged in size from 55, 75 and a 100 aerial platform. I am very well versed in the operations and applications of aerial apparatus and their necessity within the fire service. I have worked as a lieutenant on the ladder truck and have been the incident commander as a battalion chief when confronted with the efficient application of aerial strategies and tactics at an emergency scene. In this experience I have been a part of the application of the aerial apparatus within law enforcement operations when the aerial was utilized to assist deputies in gaining access to roofs of buildings to affect their operations in an investigation or apprehension of suspects. The aerial has also been an invaluable asset in gaining access to individuals trapped on towers, medical emergencies in elevated areas and the like. In closing, I would like to say that if you have any questions concerning the aerial apparatus that was purchased and the operational applications, please do not hesitate to come by the office or call me at 773-4362. The Fireside B y James Stillwagon Hardee County Fire-Rescue Chief

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C The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, January 23 2014 PAGE ONE By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate Coming back from the holi day break, both Hardee Junior High basketball teams worked back into shape to beat Sebring on Thursday night. They have a trio of games to end the season. Of course, there were none on Monday as school was closed for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. In the Monday-Thursday format of the Heartland Middle Schools, Hardee plays at Lake Placid today (Thursday). Next weeks games finish up with a visit from DeSoto on Monday in the home finale and a trip to Hill-Gustat next Thursday in the season finale. The junior Wildcats started the new year routine with a Jan. 9 trip to Desoto, which won 3823. For the Cats, Mikeeven Rhoden had the hot hand with a trio of treys, a deuce and a pair of free throws for 13 points. Randy McLeod added a half dozen, Nick Nichols notched a pair of four shots and Damian Ro driguez and Drew McGuckin each hit a solo free throw. On Jan. 13, Hardee hosted Avon Park, which won 47-25, with Jason Duff and Montrae Bushehill each hitting for 10 points. For Hardee, the games high scorer again was Rhoden, who nailed for treys for a dozen poi nts. Adrian DeLeon had five, Austin Smith four and Nicklaus and Kai Washington each two points. Hardee prevailed in the Jan. 16 game at Sebring, winning 4036. Jakquwel Miller had 13 points for Sebring, with Rhoden matching that for high scorer, sinking a quartet of three-pointers and a free throw. McLeod added 10 points, Washington seven, Jean Youte six, and McGuckin and Rodriguez each two points. Other young Wildcats are Cody Helms, Cecilio Buddy Hernandez, Mario Gomez, Isaac Carmona, Hardee Pace and Damar Harris. The junior high girls had similar results in their first three games of the new year. They lost to DeSoto and Avon Park before bursting forth for a 29-21 win over Sebring to bring their season record to 3-4. Kyra Wilson topped all scor ers with a dozen points for the junior Lady Wildcats. Mahlie Sampson added seven, Rebeca Cortes five, Destinee Jackson three and Layla Santoya two points. Other Hardee girls are Savannah Mullins, Sarai Santana, Alexis Garza, Julissa Flores, Yvrose Youte, Rachel St. Fort, Ederika Austin, Beyonce Mosley and manager Azaria Rivers. HJHS Hoops Both Beat Sebring HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION Th e Hardee County Commission will hold its rescheduled evening meeting today (Thursday) beginning at 6 p.m. in Room 102, Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The meeting can be followed on computer by going to www.hardeeclerk.com and following the link just above the picture of the courthouse. It, and past meetings can also be seen at that link anytime. Each contains an information packet for the items discussed during the meeting. The following is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public hearings. Zoning, 6:05 p.m., Ordinance 2014-05 rezoning a little over 100 acres to commercial/industrial business for Commerce Park ad dition. Public hearing, second and final reading of Ordinance 201401 amending the five-year capital improvement plan to add a new fifth year, 6:30 p.m. Resolution to close a portion of Crews Road, 6:45 p.m. Rescinding the minor site plan review process set in 2012, 7:10 p.m. Waiver of site plan review and development standard re-quire ment for Lot 14 in the Commerce Park for PF Man. 7:35 p.m. Emergency Medical Services write-off of $282,680.20 for 2011, and prepayment on purchase of Pierce Fire Engine, 7:50 and 8:05 p.m. Withdrawal of endorsing state Department of Transportation work plan report for 6/14 through 6/19, 8:20 p.m. County manager evaluations and summary, 8:35 p.m. reappointment of advisory boards and review of meeting dates which conflict with other events/holidays. This agenda is provided as a public service of The HeraldAdvocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who may wish to plan to attend. On The Agenda PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO T he Hardee Junior High girls basketball team which recently beat Sebring includes (front, left to right) Alexis Garza, Julissa Flores, Mahlia Sampson, Ederika Austin and Mahlie Sampson; (middle row) assistant coach Honesty Martinez, Layla Santoyo, manager Azaria Rivers, Rebeca Cortez, Diamond Faulk, Sarai Santana, Beyonce Mosley and Head Coach Sean Brown; (back row) assistant coach Gloria Solis, Savannah Mullins, Rachel St. Fort, Kyra Wilson, Destinee Jackson, Jarisa Lindsey and Yvrose Youte. Oil, Gas P rices Stable Both oil and gas prices remain stable at this time, with the national average hovering around $3.30 a gallon. So far, 2014s gas prices mirror those at the start of last year. At this time last year, the nations average price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.30, where it stayed until February. Then, pump prices rose up-wards of $3.80 a gallon. The cost for gas ranged between $3.50 and $3.80 until mid-September, when it dropped below $3.30 again. "It still looks like we will enjoy stable gas prices throughout the rest of the month, said Jessica Brady, AAA spokesper son, The Auto Club Group. "Un less something substantial occurs, like a major spike in fuel demand, gas prices should re main around $3.30 to $3.40 until late February, when refineries begin the seasonal fuel switch. The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gaso line is $3.29, two cents less than last week. Florida's average of $3.37 also fell two cents from last week. For the second time, Florida H ospital Wauchula has been named to the annual list of Top Hospitals compiled by The Leapfrog Group. Also recognized was Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, with locations in Sebring and Lake Placid. The announcement came at Leapfrogs annual meeting on Dec. 3 in Arlington, Va., which gathered Leapfrog members, industry partners, health-care stakeholders and national col laborators. It is so gratifying to see the fruits of our labor! Our profes sional clinical staff and dedi cated physicians are constantly striving for excellence in everything they do. The end result is better patient care for a happier patient, stated Florida Hospital CEO Eric Stevens. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey sets the highest bar for com paring hospitals performance on the national standards of safety, quality and efficiency t hat are most relevant to con sumers and purchasers of care. The 2013 Top Hospitals list was closely culled from a record number of 1,324 hospitals vol untarily participating in the survey, noted Dr. Jorge Gonzalez, a Florida Hospital vice president and the chief medical officer. The medical staff feels proud, inspired and engaged to see that Florida Hospital Wauchula was one of the 22 rural Top Hospitals in the United States to receive this recogni tion, he added. "The kind of consistent recog nition from networks of stake holders and collaborators like Leapfrog affirms that rural health-care delivery is alive and well in our area," said Florida Hospital vice president and Wauchula Administrator Denise Grimsley. "This hospital staff works day and night every day of the year to respond with quality care. We're glad Leapfrog sees the di fference they are making," she added. The field of hospitals con sidered for this years elite Leapfrog Top Hospital distinc tion was more competitive than ever. By achieving the Top Hos pital accolade, Florida Hos-pital Heartland Medical Center and Florida Hospital Wauchula have demonstrated exemplary per formance across all areas of quality and patient safety that are analyzed on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. If my family or friends needed care, Id be comfortable sending them to Florida Hospital, said Leah Binder, president & CEO of The Leapfrog Group. Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and Florida Hospital Wauchula were se lected as a Top Hospital out of a record number of 1,324 hospitals participating in The Leapfrog Groups annual survey. Florida Hospital Wauchula N amed A Top Hospital The Herald-Advocate H ardee Countys Hometown Coverage 115 S. 7th Ave. www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com Pe t Care Center 1:9tfc NOW WEEKLY NEW LOCATION Sebring Podiatry Center Sebring Podiatry Center Request a complementary consultation! Call 863-314-8600 Laser Nail Fungus Treatment ki lls the fungus that lived in and under the toenail. The laser light passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or surrounding skin. There is a warming sensation and some patients may feel a pinprick. Just walk in and walk out. The laser nail fungus procedure only takes 15-20 minutes. 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APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE U NITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 310 Orange St. 773-1017 Sunday Meet & Greet..........10:15 a.m. Sunday School....................11:00 a.m. Sunday Service....................12:00 p.m. Tuesday Prayer Meeting........6:30 p.m. Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m. CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH 708 W. Grape St. 375-3353 Sunday School......................9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship....................8:00 a.m. Sun. Eve. Worship 1st & 3rd4:00 p.m. Tues. Prayer/Bible Study......6:00 p.m. CHRISTIAN BIBLE FELLOWSHIP Hwy. 17 South Morning Worship................10:30 a.m. Youth Group Sunday..........6:00 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD 121 West Broward St. 375-2231 Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship.................. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday............................7:30 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH 725 Palmetto St. 375-3304 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Tues. Night Bible Study......7:30 p.m. Evening Worship 1 st Sunday......................5:00 p.m. COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Main & W. Centra. Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening....................6:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting..... .......7:00 p.m. FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD 4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Disciples Train & Choirs......5:30 p.m. Evening Worship..................6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Bowling Green 4531 Hwy. 17 N 375-2253 S UNDAY : Bible Study............................9: 30 a.m. Morning Worship................10:45 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. W EDNESDAY : Discipleship Training Y outh & Adult..................6:00 p.m. TeamKID (ages 3-5th grade) ..6:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Grape & Church Streets 375-2340 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study..................6:00 p.m. FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH Baptist Church Road 773-9013 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening....................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study........7:00 p.m. HOLY CHILD SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION Misa (Espanol) Sunday........7:00 p.m. IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO 105 Dixiana St. 375-4191 Domingo De Predicacion....11:00 p.m. Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m. Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m. Jueves De Predicacion..........7:00 p.m. IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 210 E. Broward St. 445-0290 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship................ 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..................7:00 p.m MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 607 Palmetto St. Church School......................9:30 a.m. Morning Service..................11:00 a.m. Evening Service............... .....7:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study/Prayer......7:00 p.m. Communion-2nd Sun. Eve...6:00 p.m. MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH 6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Disciples Training..................5:00 p.m. Evening Worship..................7:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m. OPEN DOOR FULL GOSPEL PRAISE CENTER E. Broward St. Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Sunday Service......................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m. PRIMERA MISION BAUTISTA Murray Road off Hwy. 17 375-2295 Domingos Escuela Dom.......9:45 a.m. Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m. Servicio de Predicacion........5:00 p.m. Miercoles Servico..................6:30 p.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH 3365 S outh US Hwy 17 Morning Service..................10:30 a.m. Wednesday Study/Learning..6:30 p.m. ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH 513 W. Orange St. 375-2911 Sunday Church School..........9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study........6:30 p.m. VICTORY PRAISE CENTER 128 E. Main St. Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Thursday Night Services, Evening Worship...................7:00 p.m. Kidz Club...............................7:00 p.m. IGLESIA PENTECOSTES VISION POR LAS ALMAS 149 Badger Loop 448-2831 Martes: Oracion....................7:00 p.m. Jueves: Ensenaza Biblica......7:00 p.m. Domingo: Servicio..............10:30 a.m. LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer................7:00 p.m. NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH 202 Sidney Roberts Road Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Disciples Training..................6:00 p.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer.............. ..6:00 p.m. ONA BAPTIST CHURCH 131 Bear Lane 773-2540 Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Wednesday Prayer................7:00 p.m. UNION BAPTIST CHURCH 5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622 Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday AWANA for Kids..............6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m. APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd. Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Englishg Service..................11:30 a.m. General Worship Service......1:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer......................7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m. CELEBRATION CHURCH Rainey Blvd. 863-781-1624 hardee.celebration.org Sunday Morning Service....11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Service....5:30 p.m. Childcare provided at all services CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP 773-0427 Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Cell Groups Adult Cell Group..................7:00 p.m. Youth Cell Group..................7:00 p.m. Childrens Cell Group..........7:00 p.m. Call for locations CHARLIE CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship.................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship..............6:30 p.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST 201 S. Florida Ave. Sunday Bible Study..............9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service......10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study........7:00 p.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST Will Duke Road 773-2249 Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship......6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Bible Class........7:00 p.m. Mens Leadership & Training Class 2nd Sunday of Month........4:00 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD Martin Luther King Blvd. 767-0199 CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532 Sacrament Meeting................9:00 a.m. Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Priesthood............................11:00 a.m. COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS (SPANISH) 615 Rainey Blvd. 257-3950 Sunday Bible Study............10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service........7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m. DIOS ES AMOR 807 S. 8th Ave. 773-4576 Domingos Escuela Dominica ..........................10:00 a.m. Servicio................................11:00 a.m. Lunes Oracion......................6:00 p.m. Miercoles Servicio................7:00 p.m. EL REMANENTE I GLECIA CRISTIANA 318 W. Main St.. Martes Oracion......................7:00 p.m. Jueves Servicio......................7:30 p.m. Viernes Servicio....................7:30 p.m. Domingo Servicio................10:30 a.m. ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY 501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470 Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Service..................11:30 a.m. Evening Service....................7:30 p.m. Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath..7:30 p.m. Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105 Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship..................11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship....................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Supper................6:15 p.m. Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study........7:00 p.m. FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD 701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800 Sunday School......................9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship..................10:20 a.m. Childrens Chuch................10:40 a.m. Evening Service....................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study........7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1570 W. Main St. 773-4182 S UNDAY : Bible Study for all ages........9: 45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. W EDNESDAY : Sr. Adult Bible Study..........10: 00 a.m. Childrens Chiors (PK-Grade 4)....................5:30 p.m. PRAISE 57Jr High Chior..5:30 p.m. Mid-Week Prayer Meeting..6:00 p.m. Kids On Missions (PK-Grade 4)....................6:00 p.m. Club 56................................6:00 p.m. Youth Group (Grades 7-12) 6:00 p.m. Family Life Ministry & Discipleship..................6:00 p.m. Church Orchestra..................6:00 p.m. Adult Choir..........................7:00 p.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243 S UNDAY : Generations Caf Opens........9:30 a.m. K ids World Check-In for Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m. Pre-K Blast..........................10:45 a.m. Kids World B.L.A.S.T. (K-5th)............................10:45 a.m. Worship Service..................10:45 a.m. W EDNESDAY : Check-In begins for N ursery-5thgrade..................6:15 p.m. Classes for children ages PreK-12th grade............6:30-8:00 p.m. FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 511 W. Palmetto St. Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Service..................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer................7:00 p.m. FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1347 Martin Luther King Ave. 773-6556 Sunday School......................9:30 a.m. Morning Service..................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/ Bible Study........................6:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer/Bible Study......7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267 Coffe and Fellowship............9:15 a.m. Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Blended Sunday Worship....10:55 a.m. Wednesday Night Dinner......6:00 p.m. Youth (0-18) & Adult Programming.... ..............................................7:00 p.m. FLORIDAS FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386. Sunday School......................9:00 a.m. Morning Worship................10:00 a.m. Wed. Family Night................7:00 p.m. Adult, Children & Radiate Youth Church FLORIDA GOSPEL 511 W. Palmetto 223-5126 Sunday Morning Worship. ...11:00 a.m. Wednesday Worship..............7:30 p.m. THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE 810 W. Tennessee St. 863-735-1158 Morning Service..................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m. HEARTLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH 1262 W. Main St. 767-6500 Coffee & Donuts....................9:00 a.m. Sunday School......................9:30 a.m. Worship................................10:30 a.m. Wed. Night Dinner................6:00 p.m. Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl. Crossroads & Lighthouse Min.................7:00 p.m. HIGHER GROUND INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY 1258 W. MAIN STREET WAUCHULA, FL Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study........6:30 p.m. IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL SEPTIMO DIA Old Bradenton Road 767-1010 IGLESIA de DIOS ALFA Y OMEGA 1909 Stanfield Rd. Sunday School....................10: 00 a.m. Evening Service....................6:00 p.m. Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer Night)................................7:30 p.m. Friday Worship Service........7:30 p.m. IGLESIA HISPANA F UENTE DE VIDA 501 N. 9 th Ave. Martes..................................7: 30 p.m. Jueves....................................7:30 p.m. Domingo..............................10:30 a.m. IGLESIA HISPANA PRESENCIA de Dios 511 W. Palmetto St. Domingos..............................6:00 p.m. Miercoles...............................7:00 p.m. JEHOVAHS WITNESSES ENGLISH 155 Altman Road 1131 Sunday Service......................2:00 p.m. JEHOVAHS WITNESSES SPANISH Sunday Service....................10:00 a.m. LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave. Wauchula, FL Friday Evening......................6:00 p.m. LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Service..................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer................7:00 p.m. MINISTERIO INTERNACIOAL Cambriadores de Mundo 704 W. Main St. 773-0065 Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m. MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST CHURCH 117 W. Palmetto St. 773-2929 Sunday Service....................10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m. Children Ministries for all services NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH 1999 State Road 64 East Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service... .11:00 a.m. Evening Worship Service......6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper......6:00 p.m. Wednesday Activities (All Ages)..........................7:00 p.m. NEW BEGINNING CHURCH Georgia & 9th Avenue 781-5887 Sunday Worship..................11:00 a.m. 2nd Sunday Communion....11:00 a.m. Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m. T.H.E. Meeting Tuesday....7:00 p.m. NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH 10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023 Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) ..................8:00 a.m. Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. 2nd Sunday Youth Service....4:00 p.m. Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m. Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m. NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Supper................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer................7:00 p.m. OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 4350 W. Main St. 735-0321 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study........6:30 p.m. PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH 1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858 1 st & 3 rd Sun. Communion....................10:00 a.m. 2 nd & 4 th Sun. Divine Worship........ ........10:00 a.m. Bible Study..........................11:15 a.m. ** Fellowship each Sunday after service PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 149 Manley Road East Main 773-5814 Sunday School......................9:30 a.m. Worship Service..................11:00 a.m. Wed. Evening Prayer............7:00 p.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH 3365 North US Hwy 17 Morning Service..................10:30 a.m. Wednesday Study/Learning..6:30 p.m. RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344 Radio Program WZZS Sundays..................9:00 a.m. Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer................7:00 p.m. SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY 1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Service....................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m. ST. ANNS EPISCOPAL CHURCH 204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418 Sunday..................................9:30 a.m. Holy Days............................................ ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC CHURCH 408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089 Saturday Mass (English)... ...5:00 p.m. (Spanish)......7:00 p.m. Sunday(English)....................8:30 a.m. (Spanish)..................11:30 a.m. (Creole)......................1:30 p.m. Catecismo..............................9:45 a.m. Daily Mass in English..........8:30 a.m. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927 Sabbath School.....................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Tues. Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 505 S 10th Ave. 773-4368 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer................7:00 p.m. SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE 1652 Old Bradenton Road Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship..............7:30 p.m. TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY 1507 MLK Avenue Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:30 a.m. Evening Worship..................7:00 p.m. Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train....................7:00 p.m. Friday Prayer Service............7:00 p.m. WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD 1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 773-0199 Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:15 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Fam. Training....7:30 p.m. Thurs. Youth Bible Study......7:00 p.m. Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m. WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 210 Anderson Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Church...................... ............10:00 a.m. Youth Service........................6:00 p.m. Evening Service....................7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m. WAUCHULA HILLS SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD 1000 Stansfield Rd. Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................7:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer......................7:30 p.m. Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship..................7:30 p.m. WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER (Full Gospel) 501 N. 9th Ave. Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m. Evening Worship..................7:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study..................7:00 p.m. Mens Fri. Prayer..................7:00 p.m. COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH Gardner Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m. CREWSVILLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 8251 Crewsville Road Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657 Sunday School............ ..........9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer................6:30 p.m. EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS CHURCH INC Corner of 6th and Hickory Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................7:00 p.m. Wednesday............................7:30 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ZOLFO 320 E. 4th St. 735-1200 Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Training Union......................5:00 p.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer................7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-1544 Gospel Music......................10:30 a.m. Worship Service..................11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study........7:00 p.m. FOX MEMORIAL HOLINESS CHURCH Sunday Morning Worship....10:00 a.m. Sunday Night Worship..........6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m. GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH South Hwy. 17 494-5456 Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship.............. ..11:00 a.m. Wednesday Prayer................7:00 p.m. LIFE CHANGING WORSHIP CENTER 3426 O ak St. 863-832-9808 Sunday Worship....................2:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study........6:30 p.m. MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH 2465 Oxendine Rd. (863) 832-9292 Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Worship................................11:00 a.m. Evening..................................1:00 p.m. Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet....7:00 p.m. NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER 64 E. & School House Road Church 735-8585 Childcare 7358586 Morning Worship................10:00 a.m. Childrens Church................10:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wed. Youth & F.T.H.............7:00 p.m. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD FAITH TEMPLE Oak Street Sunday Worship..................10:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................7:00 p.m. Tuesday Worship..................7:30 p.m. Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship..................7:30 p.m. PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA HISPANA 518 8th Ave. E. Escuela Dominical..............10:00 a.m. Servicio del Domingo..........11:00 a.m. ..............................................7:00 p.m. Servicio del Miercoles..........7:30 p.m. PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH Pioneer Park 2nd Sunday ..........................10:30 a.m. Evening Service....................6:30 p.m. 5th Sunday............................6:00 p.m. REALITY RANCH COWBOY FELLOWSHIP 2-1/2 Miles east of Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66 863-781-1578 Sunday Service....................11:00 a.m. ST. PAULS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636 Sunday School . ................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship......................11 a.m. Wed. Prayer Service..............7:00 p.m. SAN ALFONSO MISSION 3027 Schoolhouse Lane Domingo, Misa en Espano..10:00 a.m. Catecismo............................11:00 a.m. SPANISH MISSION 735-8025 Escuela Dominica . ........10:00 a.m. Servicio................................11:00 a.m. Pioneer Club..........................6:30 p.m. Servicio de la Noche............7:00 p.m. Mierecoles Merienda............6:00 p.m. Servicio..................................8:00 p.m. Sabado Liga de Jovenes........5:00 p.m. BOWLING GREEN BOWLING GREEN ONA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA Peace River GrowersWholesale Nursery Donnis & Kathy Barber H wy. 66 East P.O. Box 760 (863) 735-0470 Zolfo Springs, FL S chedule of Weekly Services ZOLFO SPRINGS ZOLFO SPRINGS Printed as a Public Service b y The Herald-Advocate Wauchula, Florida Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m. 2C The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 A group of first grade stud ents was touring our Gardens. One of them tripped, fell and skinned his knee. We carefully cleaned it and bandaged it. Glad that he didnt cry, I complimented him by saying, You are a brave boy. You didnt cry. Im not gonna cry, the boy answered. Im gonna sue. He loved us even when we did not love Him. And there is no one in the world that He loves more than you. Some of us swerve to the left and some of us swing to the right. But most of us are centered self centered. When things go wrong, we stew, and sometimes we stew long enough that we want to sue or try to figure out a way to get even or think of some type of revenge. It is the love of gold that makes some people bitter, but it is the love of God that always makes people better. Where have you placed your love?

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January 23, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3C Eric Stevens is the new CEO of F lorida Hospital Heartland Medical Center effective Jan. 2. Stevens assumed leadership responsibility for the three hospitals in the group: Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Florida Hospital Heartland Med ical Center Lake Placid and Florida Hospital Wauchula. Stevens had served as vice president of operations at Florida Hospital Orlando, the flagship of Adventist Health System. In this role, he provided executive leadership for many procedural areas of the hospital as well as core operational func tions. In addition, he had re sponsibility for the Florida Hospital Transplant Institute and TransLife Organ Procurement Organization. He has 30 years of health-care experience and has also held leadership positions at Adventist H ealth in Portland, Oregon and Loma Linda University in California. Stevens graduated from Pacific Union College in 1985 with a Bachelors Degree in nursing and holds a graduate degree in health-care administration from S t. Francis Uni-versity. I have always been called to serve and contribute in areas that directly impact patient care, said Stevens. I have been so impressed with the medical staff, employees and community members that I have met at Florida Hospital Heartland, and I am excited to be part of a team that touches and makes the difference in the lives of others. Stevens replaces Warren Santander, who filled in for the past two months as interim CEO while a search was under way to replace previous CEO Tim Cook. Santander will now happily re-enter retirement while Cook is currently serving as CEO at Florida Hospital De Land. Stevens Florida Hospital Names Stevens As New CEO C ollecting Q: I have three glass bowls from the 1950s. A dealer in my area has identified them as being pieces of Vaseline glass. What is Vaseline glass, and is it collectible? Emma, Conway, Ark. A: Vaseline glass is a transparent yellowish-green or greenish-yellow glass, so named because it is close to the color of Vaseline petroleum jelly. When first made, it was marked as canary glass. Early Vaseline glass gets its color from uranium oxide when added to lead glass. The re sult is a glass that will flash two colors in sunlight and fluoresce under ultraviolet light. Other yel low-green glass will not. Your second question is easier to an swer. Yes, it is collectible, and prices depend on the piece and where it is being sold. Q: My dad was a carpenter and had quite a tool collection. I am in the process of liquidating his estate. and it has now come down to his tool room. Can you advise me? Billy, Rio Rancho, NM A: Steve Johnson is an appraiser, collector and a dealer of vintage tools. Check out his excellent website at www.tooltimer.com. His contact is c/o Union Hills Antique Tools, 4521 243rd Ave. NE, Redmond, WA 98053; steve@finetools.com. When contacting anyone men tioned in this column, be patient. Most of the experts I reference receive dozens of inquiries each week, and not all can be answered immediately, or even in a timely fash ion. Q: I have a walking stick with "Jimmy Carter/'76" on one side of the handle and "For President" on the reverse. My dad worked as a volunteer during Carter's two presidential campaigns, and I assume that is when he acquired it. Any value? Steve, Galveston, Texas A: Your stick is valued in the $25 to $35 range, according to "Warman's Political Col lectibles" by Dr. Enoch L. Nappen, and published by Krause Books. Q: I have a rare piece of scrimshaw that has been in my family since the 1850s. I am not interested in selling it, but would like an expert opinion of how much it is worth. Paul, Norfolk, Va. A: I suggest you contact Newport Scrimhanders, 14 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840. Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to questionsforcox@aol.com. Due to the large volume of mail he re ceives, Mr. Cox is unable to personally answer all reader questions. Do not send any ma terials requiring return mail. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. By Larry Cox MEDICARE EXPANDS H OSPITAL RATINGS Since 2009, Medicare has been tracking the best and worst hospitals for knee-and-hip re placement surgeries. Both are generally considered to be elective surgeries. It has identified 95 hospitals where patients are likely to have problems after ward, and 97 hospitals where patients are likely to have a good recovery. While Medicare has been long tracked other markers such as death rates, heart attacks and pa tient ratings of hospitals this is the first time it's followed knee and hip surgeries. Of the 95 hospitals with problems, there were nine that also had high complication and read mission rates. On the flip side, of the 97 hospitals with good pa tient recovery, 25 ranked as being "better" in both complications and readmissions. This new information has been added to the Hospital Com pare site at medicare.gov, a welcome addition for patients who need to choose a hospital. Hospital Compare recently added ratings for hospitals with two types of infections, so clearly the s ite is continuing to grow. These ratings are going to matter to hospitals as well if found to have less than stellar rankings, Medicare pays the hospitals less. Later in 2014, the hip-and-knee replacement sur geries also will be counted when it comes to possible penalties. If you're in line for hipor knee-replacement surgery, you'll not only want to pick your hospital, you'll want pre-surgery ad vice. Most hospitals will refer you to a class on what to expect. Setting up your home environ ment, arranging for help, having a low bed ready, stocking up on food, moving things so you don't have to reach high or bend low all of these, and more, can make for a faster recovery. Online, a good place to start is the "Knee Surgery Success" on Spryliving.com. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. S ENIOR N EWS L INE by Matilda Charles 1:23c (863) 767-8920(Road North of Aarons Rental. Next to Heartland Pediatrics) DELIVERYSERVICEAVAILABLE Monday-Friday Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00pm1:23c We are very excited to introduce QR Codes on our labels and receipts as a new service to our patients. The code is prescription specific and will link you to information about your personal medication. In addition you will be able to enroll yourself to receive free reminder calls, emails or text messages when its time to take your medications or set up reminders for when its time to refill your prescriptions. This is a free service from Heartland Pharmacy for all of our patients. Using a smartphone app try scanning the sample QR Code below for a demonstration. Note: If you do not have a smart-phone, contact the pharmacy to learn if you might be able to access this information in some other way. YARD SALE Saturday, January 25th to benefit RELAY FOR LIFE! HeartlandPharmacy We put our into our service By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate The Hardee Wildcat five are moving closer and closer to suc cess as the regular season ends on Jan. 31. The Cats lost by just two points at Frostproof, fell victim to McKeel Academy and came up on the short end of a game at Sebring in last weeks action. This week, there was a var sity-only game at home against Mulberry on Tuesday and two more home games today (Thurs day) against Lakeland and to morrow against Avon Park. The regular season ends with a pair of games next week, the Monday Senior Night outing at home against Lake Placid and a trip Tuesday to participate in the Mosiac Stinger Shootout in a game against Lake Wales Van guard. Then, its district competition time, Feb. 4, 5 and 8. Sebring may be top seed with its 5-1 record, closely followed or tied by Lemon Bay, then DeSoto, then Hardee in the four-team Class 5-A, Region 3, District 11 playoffs. Last weeks action began with a battle-royal at Frost-proof, which nipped Hardee 51-49. Hardee broke out to a 13-6 firstquarter advantage and continued into the second period with a 129 edge to lead 25-15 at halftime. The Bulldogs broke loose in the third quarter with a 22-8 rally. T he fourth quarter was 16-14 in Hardees favor, just shy of tying the game and sending it into overtime. Senior Steve Metayer led all scorers with 21 points, adding 10 rebounds, four steals and an assist. Junior Dustin Smith added nine points, classmate Jordan Jones with eight points, three by Livenson Metayer and Marco DeLeon with two points. Livenson Metayer had four steams and Tyler Helms added another. Jones had five re bounds, Djes Youte and Dustin Smith each four, DeLeon three and Helms one. Livenson Metayer had four assists and DeLeon had two. Last Tuesday night, Hardee hosted Lakeland McKeel Academy, which held Steve Metayer in check, with a low 10 points. Levinson Metayer had eight, Jones five, Dustin Smith four, Tyler Smith and DeLeon each three and Youte two points. Steve Metayer was heavy on the boards with a dozen rebounds and pair of blocked shots.. Tyler Smith had six, Dustin Smith and Livenson Metayer each four and Jones two. Steve Metayer had three steals and DeLeon and Jones each two. Helms, the Metayer brothers and Tyler Smith all had assists. The week ended with a Friday trip to Sebring in the final dis t rict matchup of the season. Sebring won 77-64. Dustin Smith had the hot hand for Hardee with 20 points, in cluding a half dozen three-point goals and a deuce. Steve Metayer added 17 points, while Livenson Metayer and Youte each had saeven, Jordan five, Helms and Tyler Smith each three and DeLeon two points. Youte snared nie rebounds and Jones had six, with Dustin Smith adding four. Youte also had three steals. Jones chipped in with six assists, while Steve Metayer and Dustin Smith each had four. For the season to date, each of the eight Wildcats showed up in the scoring, rebounds, block, steals, deflections and assists as they develop their small team play, with only one player over six feet tall. Wildcat Hoops Slowing Down

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TOP FIVE MOVIES 1 Frozen (PG) animated 2. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (R) Andrew Ja cobs, Jorge Diaz 3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman 4. The Wolf of Wall Street (R) Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill 5. American Hustle (R) Christian Bale, Amy Adams 4C The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014

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January 23, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5C L L a a s s t t y y e e a a r r s s w w i i n n n n e e r r . . . RULES: 1)Open to all ages. Artist need not be a resident of Hardee County to enter. 2)Artwork must be original. 3)The festival theme of antique engines, farm machinery or pioneer life must be depicted. 4)Pen and ink, charcoal, dark pencil or black marker. 5)Art MUST fill an area 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches high, including lettering which reads Pioneer Park Days 2014. (Drawing must be VERTICAL !) 6)Dead line is Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 1 p.m.. ADULT DIVISION First place: First place: JUDGES JANE LONG P ioneer Park Days Director William Bruce Smith Chief Judge for 10th Judicial circuit MYSTERY JUDGE Wishes To Remain Anonymous Pioneer Park Days C over Art Contest The Herald-Advocate is seeking original artwork for the front and back covers of its annual special tabloid section on Hardee Countys most popular festival. It could be yours!14thAnnual TO ENTER: M ake sure the division, name, address and daytime phone number of the artist are attached to the drawing. Bring entries in person to the newspaper office at 115 S. Seventh Ave. in Wauchula, or mail to Cover Art Contest, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. 1:9,30nc T T r r a a c c e e y y N N i i x x o o f f W W a a u u c c h h u u l l a a We were glad that Emma W est is back on the scene and that her surgery went well. Welcome back home, Emma. Frank and Arlene Huiet were blessed to have their son, Ken, from Beavercreek, Ohio, and their daughter, Margaret, and husband Jeff Harriman from Bixley, Ohio, visiting with them and getting out of the cold weather up North. They have been having a lot of fun seeing all the sights of Florida. We saw 17 of the Red Hats having a wonderful time at their luncheon on Thursday. How wonderful to see these young ladies all decked out in their finest. Some very pretty hats. We were glad that Mike and Connie Akelian made it back after Mike was detained with some health problems. Looking good, Mike, and welcome home. Welcome Richard and Marie Buntley. We hope you will enjoy all that the Oasis has to offer. Keep Gary and Shirley Hyde in your prayers as they travel for his checkups. BINGO Jan. 9, Mae Mesberger won the 50/50, six merchant certifi cates were given out, Audrey Semler got the jackpot and the j ar was split three ways among Gary Couzzo, Arlene Huiet and Charlene Hooper. Jan. 13, Donna Paff won the 50/50. Shirley Hyde and Alicia Orndas split the jackpot, then Shirley turned around an won the jar. POKENO Jan. 10, we had five players. Jeff Riggs and Janelle Reid were the winners. Mondays game saw five players, and Joyce Longueuil bagged for the day. SHUFFLEBOARD Between the cold and rain, we were having trouble getting much shuffleboard in. We did have 10 people who managed to get at least one game in before it rained, so we had no big win ners. WII BOWLING We had 10 bowlers with many new players this week. Bruce had the highest score of 211, with the average of 200. EXERCISE Every morning at 9:30 the gals are doing their best to keep healthy. Come on out and get fit. May God bless you. Oasis RV News By G eorgianna Mills On Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m ., the Heartland Educational Consortium in cooperation with its member districts, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands and Okeechobee, will present the 17th annual Honor Band Concert. The performance will be at South Florida State College Auditorium. The Heartland Educational Consortium Board recognizes this as one of the most outstanding programs in Florida for in strumental music. Band directors from the districts work diligently to provide this opportunity for their best musicians. The students from the participating school districts have been selected based upon their music al ability. They will have the opportunity to perform with a group of approximately 100 mu sicians who have demonstrated their expertise. The middle school students will perform first, followed by the senior high students. Most of the 200 students have never had the opportunity to per form in a group of this magni tude or with this high level of musical skill. At 6:45, the doors of the auditorium will be open for public seating. At that time, seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis until seats are filled. The program will last approximately one hour. Area Band Students Joi n In Concert 1/23/2014 S un Data Rise: 7:17 AM Set: 6:01 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 44 mins. Moon Data Rise: --:-Set: 11:32 AM Overhead: 5:45 AM Underfoot: 6:09 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 55% percent waning 55% Waning Gibbous Major Times 5:45 AM 7:45 AM 6:09 PM 8:09 PM Minor Times --:---:-11:32 AM-12:32 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 1/24/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:17 AM Set: 6:02 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 45 mins. Moon Data Rise: 12:49 AM Set: 12:13 PM Overhead: 6:34 AM Underfoot: 7:00 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 50% percent last 50% Last Quarter Major Times 6:34 AM 8:34 AM 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Minor Times 12:49 AM -1:49 AM 12:13 PM 1:13 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average+ Time Zone UTC: -5 1/25/2014 S un Data Rise: 7:16 AM Set: 6:02 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 46 mins. Moon Data Rise: 1:49 AM Set: 1:00 PM Overhead: 7:27 AM Underfoot: 7:54 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 34% percent waning 34% Waning Crescent Major Times 7:27 AM 9:27 AM 7:54 PM 9:54 PM Minor Times 1:49 AM 2:49 AM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 1/26/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:16 AM Set: 6:03 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 47 mins. Moon Data Rise: 2:49 AM Set: 1:53 PM Overhead: 8:23 AM Underfoot: 8:52 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 24% percent waning 24% Waning Crescent Major Times 8:23 AM -10:23 AM 8:52 PM 10:52 PM Minor Times 2:49 AM 3:49 AM 1:53 PM 2:53 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 1/27/2014 S un Data Rise: 7:16 AM Set: 6:04 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 48 mins. Moon Data Rise: 3:51 AM Set: 2:52 PM Overhead: 9:22 AM Underfoot: 9:53 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 15% percent waning 15% Waning Crescent Major Times 9:22 AM -11:22 AM 9:53 PM 11:53 PM Minor Times 3:51 AM 4:51 AM 2:52 PM 3:52 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 1/28/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:15 AM Set: 6:05 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 50 mins. Moon Data Rise: 4:51 AM Set: 3:56 PM Overhead:10:24 AM Underfoot:10:55 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 7% percent waning 7% Waning Crescent Major Times 10:24 AM-12:24 PM 10:55 PM-12:55 AM Minor Times 4:51 AM 5:51 AM 3:56 PM 4:56 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Good day of Hunting or Fishing Good Time Zone UTC: -5 1/29/2014 S un Data Rise: 7:15 AM Set: 6:05 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 50 mins. Moon Data Rise: 5:49 AM Set: 5:03 PM Overhead: 11:25 AM Underfoot:11:56 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 2% percent waning 2% Waning Crescent Major Times 11:25 AM 1:25 PM 11:56 PM 1:56 AM Minor Times 5:49 AM 6:49 AM 5:03 PM 6:03 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Better day of Hunting or Fishing Better Time Zone UTC: -5 1/30/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:14 AM Set: 6:06 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 52 mins. Moon Data Rise: 6:42 AM Set: 6:11 PM Overhead: 12:26 PM Underfoot: --:-Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 0% percent new 0% NEW MOON Major Times --:---:-12:26 PM 2:26 PM Minor Times 6:42 AM 7:42 AM 6:11 PM 7:11 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Best day of Hunting or Fishing Best Time Zone UTC: -5 Pioneer Creek RV News By Re ggie DeSmet CHAPEL D ale and Katie Cooley and Bruce and Peggy Jo Hook greeted 157 for chapel service. There were many new arrivals to s tand and be recognized as Wayne Shick welcomed every one and led the hymns. Sandy Feeser led the devotion by using a train to symbolize the story for being faithful until the end. The choir anthem was Now Greet the Swiftly Changing Year, directed by Sandy and piano by Cheryl Conkle, and a solo sung by Dan Yurovich, Sweet Peace. Pastor David spoke from Psalms 143; his sermon titled Answer Me Quickly Lord. Four areas in response: first, answer me quickly, Lord; secondly, dont bring me into judgment; third, show me the way to do Thy will; fourth and final, and rescue me from my enemies. SCOREBOARD Bowling: For the men, Dave Thompson high score 220 and high series 591. For the women, Arlene Sebright high score 182 and high series 452. Frank Feeser had a 6/8 and Pat Fuller had a 2/7split.Great scores, gang! Horseshoes: Creekers played at home against Reflections, with the match ending in a tie of 16 due to a ringer made by Jim Helgren on the last throw of the day. Fran Posey won 50/50, the second lucky win of the week for her, as she had a scratch-off win as well. SPOTLIGHT Don and Darlene met 50 years ago in July at a grocery store, Olsons in Travis City, Mich., with Darlene dropping a cherry pie and Don was called for cleanup in aisle three. Both hale from Travis City, and have enjoyed two daughters and five gra ndchildren. Don became an assistant manager at Olsons, and seven years later went to work for a food service as a sales representative serving half of northern Michigan. Darlene was a housewife and mother. Follow-ing the children growing up, Darlene worked for a manufactured home park as a sales representative, and later became a real estate agent. They both retired from these positions and Don enjoys fishing, hunting, cycling, bowling and bocce. Darlene en joys knitting, crafting, making jewelry and sew-ing. They both enjoy learning to shuffle and sightseeing and exploring. Hawaii has been one of their favorite location visits and also Puerto Vallarta, Mex-ico. Dons claim to fame is setting the record for the highest basket ball score while in high school and also being voted citizen of the year. Darlenes claim to fame is qualification for high sales, re warded with a company car for two or three years from Shaklee products. Don and Darlene have be come residents of our park after only renting two weeks last season because friends had sug gested trying our park, while here enjoying all the people of our park and activities that are available. We welcome you and know you will be wonderful residents for us to get to know. Dear Editor: I of fer the following correc tion in response to the January 9, 2014 article titled P&Z Nixes Commerce Park Expan-sion Plan. The article states that County Planner Kevin Denny, who wrote the staff report, said the C/IBC zoning change would allow for most uses, such as manufacturing, to locate in the park without any additional approval. This is not the case. A ll proposed uses in the park will require additional review and approval by the County. The vast majority of uses would be reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Board during the site de velopment plan process. Sincerly, Kevin Denny, AICP Director of Planning and Development Letter To The Editor

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6C The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF HARDEE CIVIL ACTION NO.: 25-2014-CA-000008 PARCEL NO.: 100 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Petitioner, -vsMARILYN WALSH, TRUSTEE OF THE MARILYN WALSH TRUST AGREEMENT DATED THE 28THDAY OF FEBRUARY, 2007, AS TO AN UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF (1/2) INTEREST AND JOHN A. BOUMENOT, TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN A. BOUMENOT TRUST DATED THE 18THDAY OF AUGUST, 2005, AS TO AN UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF (1/2) INTEREST; JOHN A. BOUMENOT, TRUSTEE D/B/A SECURE PUBLIC STORAGE RV AND BOAT STORAGE; KATHY L. CRAWFORD, PROPERTY APPRAISER; JACKI JOHNSON, TAX COLLECTOR. Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE AND NOTICE OF SUIT STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Frank Sabatino, Trustee of the Frank Sabatino Trust UAD 6/20/94 W7175 Chicago Point Road Wautoma, WI 54982 To all said Defendants who are living, and if any or all defendants are deceased, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such de ceased defendant or defendants, if alive, and, if dead, their un known spouse, heirs, devis-ees, legatees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such deceased defendant of de fendants, and all other parties having or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in and to the property described in the Petition, to wit: PARCEL 100 ESTATE OR INTEREST TO BE OBTAINED: FEE SIMPLE RIGHT OF WAY That portion of Lot 1, Walsh Mini-Storage Subdivision, a subdivision in Section 15, Township 36 South, Range 25 East, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Bar B-53, Page 1, Public Records of Hardee County, Florida. Being described as follows: Commence at the southwest corner of said Section 15; thence along the south line of said Section 15, South 89 East a distance of 842.54 feet to the survey base line of State Road 35 (US 17); thence along said south line North 89 West a distance of 35.25 feet to the west existing right of way line of said State Road 35 (per said plat) for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue along said south line North 89 West a distance of 33.07 feet; thence North 21 East a distance of 202.54 feet; thence North 21 East a distance of 421.40 feet to the north of said Lot 1, also the north line of a 40 access easement; thence along said north line South 77 East a distance of 28.97 feet to said west existing right of way line of State Road 35; thence along said west existing right of way line of State Road 35; thence along said west existing right of way line South 21 West a distance of 616.23 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 18,113 square feet. You are each notified that the Petitioner filed its Petition and its Declaration of Taking in this Court against you as defendants, seek ing to condemn by eminent do main proceedings the above described property located in the State of Florida, County of Hardee. You are further notified that the Petitioner will apply to the Honor able Marcus Ezelle, one of the Judges of this Court on the 14th day of March, 2014, at 11:30 A.M., at the Hardee County Courthouse, 417 W. Main Street, Courtroom B, Suite 309, Wauchula, Florida, for an Order of Taking in this cause. All defendants to this suit may request a hearing at the time and place designated and be heard. Any defendants failing to file a request for hearing shall waive any right to object to the Order of Taking. AND Each defendant is hereby re quired to serve written defenses, if any, and request a hearing, if desired, to said Petition on: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Post Office Box 1249 Bartow, Florida 33831 C/O Mr. Kenneth L. Hadley, Assistant General Counsel (863) 519-2623 Florida Bar No.: 0176745 on or before the 21 day of February, A.D., 2014 and file the origi nals with the Clerk of this Court on that date, to show cause what right, title, interest, or lien you or any of you have in and to the prop erty described in the Petition and to show cause, if any you have, why the property should not be condemned for the uses and pur poses set forth in the Petition. If you fail to answer, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. If you fail to request a hearing on the Petition for Order of Taking you shall waive any right to object to said Order of Taking. IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEED ING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMIN-ISTRATOR AT (863) 534-4686 AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE, OR IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED AP PEARANCE IS LESS THAN 7 DAYS; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, PLEASE CALL 711. WITNESSED MY HAND AND SEAL of said Court on the 9 day of January, A.D., 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk1:16,23c ____________________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 252014GA000001 IN RE: GUARDIANSHIP OF CAYLIN SKIPPER, ______________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JASON SKIPPER Unknown Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for Appointment of Guardian of Minor has been filed in this court. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on petitioners attorney, whose name and address are: Robert D. Hines, Hines Norman Hines, P.L., 1312 W. Fletcher Av enue, Suite B, Tampa, FL 33612 on or before February 14, 2014, and to file the original of the written defenses with the clerk of this court either before service or im mediately thereafter. Failure to serve and file written defenses as required may result in judgment or order for the relief demanded, without further notice. Signed on January 9, 2014. Victoria L. Rogers As Clerk of the Court By: Edwina Murphy As Deputy Clerk1:16-2:6c ____________________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 252014DR000017 DESERVIL LAMY, Petitioner, and AUGUSTINE DUVERSIN, Respondent. _______________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO:AUGUSTINE DUVERSIN Boynton Beach, FL YOU ARE NOTIFIEDthat an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Deservil Lamy whose address is 733 LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula, FL on or before February 14, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 417 W. Main St., Wauchula, FL 33873, Room 202, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of Cir cuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file No tice of Current Address. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclo sure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: January 13, 2014 Victoria L. Rogers CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk1:16-2:6p_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NO.: 25-2014-CA-000006 PARCEL NO.: 102 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Petitioner, -vsNIKKI E. KEIRNS; MOONSTONE LIEN INVESTMENTS, LLC; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; WAPN, AS CUST FOR TC 13 SUBSIDIARY, LLC; KATHY L. CRAWFORD, PROPERTY APPRAISER; JACKI JOHNSON, TAX COLLECTOR, Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE AND NOTICE OF SUIT STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Nikki E. Keirns 125 Oak Lane Zolfo Springs, Florida 33890 Parcel: 102 To all said Defendants who are living, and if any or all Defendants are deceased, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such deceased defen dant or defendants, if alive, and, if dead, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, legatees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such de ceased defendant of defendants, and all other parties having or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in and to the property described in the Petition, to-wit: F.P. NO. 4145471 SECTION 06010-000 PARCEL 102 FEE SIMPLE RIGHT OF WAY That portion of the south west 1/4 of Section 15, Township 36 South, Range 25 East, Hardee County, Florida. Being described as follows: Commence at the southwest corner of said Section 15; thence along the south line of said Section 15, South 89 East a distance of 842.54 feet to the survey base line of State Road 35(US 17); thence along said survey base line North 21 East a distance of 1,311.92 feet to the beginning of curve having a radius of 5,729.58 feet; thence continue along said survey base line the arc of said curve to the left a distance of 87.03 feet through a central angle of 00 with a chord bearing North 20 East to the end of said curve; thence North 69 West a distance of 39.62 feet to an intersec tion with the west existing right of way line of said State Road 35 (per Maintenance Map Financial Project ID 4145471, as recorded in Road Maintenance Map Book 1, Page 66, Public Records of Hardee County, Florida) and the north line of Lot 2, Walsh Mini-Storage Subdi vision, a subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Bar B-53, Page 1, Public Records of Hardee County, Florida for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence along said north line North 89 West a distance of 26.94 feet to the begin ning of a curve having a radius of 11,353.16 feet; thence along the arc of said curve to the left a distance of 589.98 feet through a central angle of 02 with a chord bearing North 18 East to the north line of a 25 easement (per Official Records Book 349, Page 247, Public Records of Hardee County, Florida); thence along said north line South 89 East a distance of 27.77 feet to said west existing right of way line; thence along said west existing right of way line South 154152 West a distance of 247.50 feet; thence continue along said west existing right of way line South 201007 West a distance of 343.11 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 17,134 square feet. You are each notified that the Petitioner filed its sworn Petition and its Declaration of Taking in this Court against you as defen dants, seeking to condemn by em inent domain proceedings the above described property located in the State of Florida, County of HARDEE. You are further notified that the Petitioner will apply to the Honor able Marcus J. Ezelle, one of the Judges of this Court on the 31st day of March, 2014, at 1:30 P.M., at the Hardee County Courthouse, 417 W. Main Street, Courtroom B, Wauchula, Florida, for an Order of Taking in this cause. All defen dants to this suit may request a hearing at the time and place designated and be heard. Any defendants failing to file a request for hearing shall waive any right to object to the Order of Taking. AND Each defendant is hereby re quired to serve written defenses, if any, and request a hearing, if desired, to said Petition on: STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL 801 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830 c/o Kenneth L. Hadley, As sistant General Counsel (863) 519-2623 on or before the February 21, 2014 and file the originals with the Clerk of this Court on that date, to show cause what right, title, inter est, or lien you or any of you have in and to the property described in the Petition and to show cause, if any you have, why the property should not be condemned for the uses and purposes set forth in the Petition. If you fail to answer, a de fault may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. If you fail to request a hearing on the Petition for Order of Taking you shall waive any right to object to said Order of Taking. WITNESSED MY HAND AND SEAL of said Court on the 8 day of January, A.D., 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN A COURT PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS TANCE: PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMIN ISTRATOR, 455 N. BROADWAY AVENUE, BARTOW, FL 33830. TELEPHONE (863) 534-4686. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IM PAIRED, PLEASE CALL 711.1:16,23c ____________________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 252013CA000436 FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF WAUCHULA, a national banking Association organized under the laws of the United States of America, Plaintiff, vs. DENISE EVERETT a/k/a DENISE ST. FORT EVERETT, LUCIOUS A. EVERETT a/k/a LUKE EVERETT andJOHNNIE L. RICHARDSON, Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to Final Default Judgment and Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure and for Attorneys Fees and Costs entered by the Court on August 21, 2013, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the high est and best bidder for cash on the Second Floor Hallway Outside of Room 202 of the Hardee County Courthouse located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, Florida on the 5th day of February, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., the following-de scribed property: Legal 1: The South 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 1, Township 34 South, Range 25 East, Hardee County, Florida. Subject to existing rights-of-way. (Tract 11 of record for identification purposes only.) And The South 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4; and the North 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 1, Township 34 South, Range 25 East, Hardee County, Florida. Subject to existing rights-of-way. (Tract 12 of record for identification purposes only.) Legal 2: Lot 5, Block C in Melrose Place Addition to Wauchula, Hardee County, Florida, per Plat Book 1, Pages 2-114 and 2-115, Also in Plat Bar A-46, of the public records of Hardee County, Florida. Dated this 15 day of January, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS As Clerk of the Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk1:23,30c_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 25-2013-CA-000607 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. LAVON ROBINSON A/K/A LAVONNE ROBINSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LAVON ROBINSON A/K/A LAVONNE ROBINSON; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC D/B/A FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1; TENANT #2, Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pur suant to Final Judgment of Fore closure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of HARDEE County, Florida, the Clerk of the Court will sell the property situated in HARDEE County, Florida described as: SOUTH ONE ACRE OF THE WEST 2 ACRES OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SOUTH WEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1971 MANA MOBILE HOME. VIN# 0612334898A AND 0612334898B. and commonly known as: 638 Kiella Road, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at public sale, to the high est and best bidder, for cash, on the Second Floor in the hallway outside of Room 202 of the Hardee County Courthouse, 417 W. Main St., Wauchula, Florida 33873, on January 29, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommoda tion in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 Broadway Avenue, Bar tow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled ap-pearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this January 7, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk1:16,23c_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 25-2013-CA-000039 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. FELIXCIANO D. CAMBRAY; ROSA CAMBRAY A/K/A ROSA CORONADO CAMBRAY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Fore closure dated January 6, 2014, and entered in Case No. 25-2013CA-000039, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HARDEE County Florida. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and FELIXCIANO D. CAMBRAY; ROSA CAMBRAY A/K/A ROSA CORON ADO CAMBRAY; UNKNOWN PER SON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OUTSIDE OF ROOM 202 AT 417 WEST MAIN STREET, WAUCHULA IN HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, 33873, at 11:00 a.m., on the 29 day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTH 20.00 FEET OF LOTS 1, 2, 3 AND 4; LOT 9 AND THE NORTH 35.00 FEET OF LOT 10 OF BLOCK 7 OF TROPICAL HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 1, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND LYING IN SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7 day of January, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS As Clerk of said Court By: Connie Coker As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are per son with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Adminis trator at 417 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Fl 33873, Phone No. (863) 534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services).1:16,23c_______________________________Q: I'm thinking of switching from a traditional hot water heater to a tankless water heater. With three teenagers in the house, the current tank heater is just not adequate to keep hot water available. Will a tankless heater solve the problem? And which is better, an electric or gas heater? Sal in Southern California A: While I like the concept of tankless water heaters they provide hot water on demand, rather than storing water in a tank and keeping it warm it's really important for homeowners to do their research before decid ing to jump to this system. Electric tankless heaters, for example, look like a good deal up front. They cost about a third to one-half as much as gas tank less heaters. However, installa tion can be expensive: most electric heaters require a dedi cated 30-amp circuit, meaning an electrician will have to come in to properly wire the house. In older homes, the installation can be pretty painful on the wallet. Gas tankless heaters cost more up front, but installation may not be as expensive. A qualified in staller will need to set up the gas connection, and your gas system may need some modification. With either type, you still will have to deal with the problem of adequate hot-water supply. Placing high demand on the heater such as running a shower, the dishwasher and the hot water tap in a sink at the same time will make it more difficult for the unit to heat water to the correct temperature, meaning everybody starts getting tepid water. Homeowners I've spoken with who have tankless heaters are generally pretty happy with them. But they have experienced a few issues, such as not knowing they need to flush the heating system once per year (and more often in a hard-water environ ment). None complained about having inadequate hot water either they selected the right-size system for their house, or they adjusted their water use to the rate at which the water gets heated. Because of the expense in volved, find out how much water your family uses and track how much hot water is used during each day. Talk with the tankless heater dealer about the right system based on your needs, com pare average annual costs (in electricity or gas) of the system compared to a traditional tank heater, and make sure you know up front what installation will en tail and how much it will cost. HOME TIP: Tankless heaters can suffer from mineral scale buildup in the heat exchanger. Talk to the manufacturer about installing a flush valve so that you can flush out buildup annually and extend the life of the unit. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com. My new e-book, "101 Best Home Tips," is available to download on Amazon Kindle! Pick it up it today for just 99 cents. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.This Is AHammerBy Samantha Mazzotta The Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown Coverage 115 S. 7th Ave.

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January 23, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7C HARDEE COUNTY I TB: NO. 0206AJL Bitumious Surface Treatment INVITATION TO BID BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS H ARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA The Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, Florida hereinafter referred to as County is soliciting bids from qualified firms to provide labor, materials and equipment for the installation of single or double chip seal surface treatment for pavements. The estimated quantity required is 200,000 +/Square Yards annually, subject to available fund ing, as specified in the Technical Specifications of this Invitation to Bid. Sealed BIDS will be received at: Hardee County Purchasing Office Attn: Jack Logan, Purchasing Director 205 Hanchey Road Wauchula, FL 33873 Until 2:00 P.M. Thursday, February 6, 2014 at which time they will be publicly opened by the County P urchasing Director or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time specified will not be accepted. Bid documents, plans and specifications may be obtained from the Hardee County Purchasing Office, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, or by faxing a request to (863)773-0322. Bidders shall confine their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial BIDS will not be considered. Bids submitted by FAX or other electronic media will NOT be accepted under any circumstances. Late bids will NOT be accepted and will be held unopened. Hardee County adheres to a Local Preference Policy. For details of this policy, or any further TECHNICAL INFORMATION or clarification contact: Jack Logan, Hardee County Purchasing Director, (863)773-5014 An original BID (clearly marked as the ORIGINAL) with two (2) copies must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: SEALED BID HARDEE COUNTY BITUMINOUS SURFACE TREATMENT FOR PAVEMENTS, ITB 0206AJL Bid will be awarded by the Board of County Commissioners at a ti me and date to be determined later. No bidder may withdraw its BID for a period of ninety (90) days after the date of the BID opening. Hardee County reserves the right to: waive informalities and/or irregularities in any BID; delete any portion of the project; extend the project within the limits of the work involved which in its judgment is in the best interest of the County. Bids may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of the bid opening. The County reserves the right to reject any or all bid(s) and may postpone the award of the Agreement for a period of time which shall not extend beyond sixty (60) calendar days from the Bid opening date. Frederick M. Knight, Board Chairman 1:23c D Do on n t t F Fo or rg ge et t W We e N No ow w H Ha av ve e N No on n E Et th ha an no ol l R Re ec cr re ea at ti io on na al l G Ga as s! !! !! For dependable hometown service, Hardee Countys only locally owned & operated bulk fuel distributor for over 22 years! Open Mon. Fri. 7:00 a m 5:00 pm 863-773-9466 156 Will Duke Road, Wauchula 1:23c Crime Blotter During the past week, sheriffs deputies and city police offi cers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests: COUNTY Jan. 19, Donna Jean Granadero, 52, of 428 Rainey Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. David Cruz and charged with possession of marijuana. Jan. 19, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported. Jan. 18, business burglaries on SR 64 East and on U .S. 17 North, burglary of a conveyance on Quail Road and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported. Jan. 17, John Andrew Whidden, 26, of 1162 N. Florida Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Manuel Zuniga and charged with battery and simple assault threat to do violence. Jan. 17, Samuel Gene Kersey, 35, P. O. Box 1255, Bowling Green, was arrested by Det. John Shivers on two counts of contempt of court violation of an injunction for protection. Jan. 17, Justin James Christianson, 22, of 3955 Oak Hill Ranch Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel and charged with battery. Jan. 17, Alfonso Espinoza, 29, of 2735 Buck Dr., Zolfo Springs, as arrested by the Drug Task Force (DTF) on an out-ofstate fugitive warrant. Jan. 17, a residential burglary on Palmettto Street and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported. Jan. 16, Randy Lee Hamilton, 28, of Colson Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Det. John Shivers on a charge of a career offender failure to report Jan. 16, Felipe Manriquez, 20, of 6958 Lily County Line Road, Ona, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of violation of probation. Jan. 16, Christopher Andrew Stone, 37, of 224 Soggy Bottom Lane, Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jan. 16, a vehicle stolen on Moye Road, and thefts on Doc Coil Road and on SR 64 East were reported. Jan. 15, Dustin Moses, 29, of 25 N. Seminole Ave., Fort Meade, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel on a charge off failure to appear in court. Jan. 15, Randy Scott Reihart, 22, of 4004 Alpine St., Sebring, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with smuggling contraband into a prison/inmate. Jan. 15, Jessica Nichole Gonzales, 23,of 426 Lynn St., Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with criminal mischief damage to property and trespassing on structure/con veyance. Jan. 15, Tim Merle Whidden, 45, of 2205 Lawrence Roberts Lane, Wauchula, was arrested by DTF on an out-of-county warrant. Jan. 15, a tag stolen on Popash Road, and thefts on Schoolhouse Road and on East Main Street were reported. Jan. 14, Michael James Staton, 21,of 1155 U.S. 17 North, was detained on additional charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and a traffic offense. Jan.13, Shadarius Terridge Camel, 20, of 641 Baker St., Wauchula, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on charges of fail ure to appear in court and violation of probation. Jan. 13, Perry Aldophous McDonald, 44, of 618 Chamberlain Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on a charge of withholding support of children. Jan.13, criminal mischief on Fifth Street South was reported. WAUCHULA Jan. 18, Gregory Adam Boyett, 26, of 1013 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Pablo Bermudez on a charge of violation of probation. Jan. 14, thefts on Stenstrom Road and on Ohio Avenue were reported. Jan. 13, criminal mischief on Fifth Street South was reported. BOWLING GREEN Jan. 18, a business burglary on Central Avenue was reported. Jan. 17, a residential burglary on First Street was reported. Jan. 16, Daniel Juarez, 27, of 4155 Maple Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Dan Franklin and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jan. 15, Jeff Austin McCall, 38, of 567 Callie Lane, Bowling Green, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with battery. Jan. 15, a theft on U. S. 17 North was reported. Security G uard Class Set South Florida State Colleges Public Service Academy is of fering a security guard training course. This 40-hour course is required for a state of Florida licensed security guard, Class D license. Topics covered will include patrol techniques, First Aid, terrori sm, Florida Statutes, and those mandated by the Florida Department of Business Regulation. The course will be held Monday through Thursday, from 6 to 10 p.m., and begins on Monday, Jan. 27. It will be held at the SFSC Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park. Pre-registration is required, and the course number is CRN 11638. The cost is $170 per person. Participants may register at any SFSC campus or center. Courthouse Report COUNTY COURT Th e following marriage li censes were issued recently in the office of the county court: Pablo Molina-DeLaCruz, 40, Wauchula, and Sofia RosalesCarillo, 35, Wauchula. J. Javier Paniagua-Garcia, 36, Zolfo Springs, and Linda Deli Quintana-Paniagua, 26, Zolfo Springs. Otis Charles Sterling, 43, Zolfo Springs, and Bobbie Jean Turner, 39, Zolfo Springs. Bradley Charles Williams, 27, Wauchula, and Amanda Leigh Purdy, 27, Wauchula. Th e following small claims cases were disposed of recently by the county judge: Benny Boone vs. Bryan and Suzanne See, judgment. Brancas Air Conditioning and Appliances vs. Reginald Brown, judgment. Discover Bank vs. Marcelino Balderas Jr., dismissed. Equable Ascent Financial vs. Thomas M. Cassidy, voluntary dismissal. The following misdemeanor cases were disposed of recently i n county court: William Lee Comfort, giving a false name to a law enforce ment officer, not prosecuted. Jose Rubio Gonzalez, disor derly intoxication and trespass upon an enclosed curtilage of a dwelling, 105 days in jail, $475 fines, costs and fees. Guadalupe Reyna, battery, transferred to pretrial interven tion program, return April 2. Jose Luis Ruiz, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, transferred to pretrial intervention program, return May 7. Robert Keith Smith, battery, transferred to pretrial interven tion program, return March 19. Justin Allen Wyatt, battery, not prosecuted. Andreqa Lexus Aguilar, possession of marijuana, adjudica tion withheld, probation 12 months, $525 fine, court costs and fees, 16 hours community service. Scottie Boyles, violation of a domestic violence injunction for protection, five months in jail, $425 fine, costs and fees. Warren Heath Kennedy, re sisting/obstructing an officer without violence, transferred to pretrial intervention program, return Feb. 19. Levi Lambert, battery, trans ferred to pretrial intervention program, return March 5. Sergio Leon Perez, retail theft, transferred to pretrial in tervention program, return March 5. Jama Alane Smallwood, petit theft, not prosecuted. Edward Lee Taylor, retail theft, 148 days in jail, $425 fines, costs and fees. Martinza Ildefonso, battery, not prosecuted. Rocky L. Williamson, attempting to take deer at night with light and gun, completed pretrial intervention program, not prosecuted. Aaron Witherington, domes tic battery, not prosecuted. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the office of the circuit court: Susan A. Hill and the state Department of Revenue (DOR) vs. Shalice M. Hill, petition for child support. Florida Department of Transportation vs. Marilyn Walsh et al, petition for eminent domain taking of property. Lowndes County Department of Welfare vs. Virginia Garcia, petition for child sup port. Edward Jackobowski, administrator vs. Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, damagesnegligence. Joseph C. Long and DOR vs. Kristin Nicole Whiteside, peti tion for an administrative child support order. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the cir cuit court were handed down recently by the circuit court judge: Stephanie Roberson and John A. Roberson, order on child sup port contempt. Susan Annette Hulsey and D OR vs. Amy Rebecca McQuaig, order on child support contempt. Brian Keith McQuaig and DOR vs. Amy Rebecca McQuaig, order on child support contempt. Maurice Evangeline Rodriguez Rivers and Charlie Lee Rivers, divorce. Tami Poucher vs. Lacy McCoy, petition for injunction for protection denied. Aurora Alamia Garza and DOR vs. Antonio Villafuerte, child support order. David Poucher vs. Lacy McCoy, petition for injunction for protection denied. Rita Marie Williams and DOR vs. John R. Aleshire, child support suspended. JPMorgan Chase Bank vs. Felixciano D. Cambray, Rosa Coronado Cambray et al, judg ment. Krystal R. Carter vs. Matthew A. Carter, modification of child support. Sofia A. Carvezos-Alarcon vs. Roberto Carvezos and DOR, modification of child support. Jennifer Maldonado and DOR vs. Isaac Maldonado, order on child support credit. Ocwen Loan Servicing vs. Mario Wilson et al, order. Wauchula State Bank vs. Michael H. and Patricia G. Groff, judgment. Wauchula State Bank vs. Cudberto Gotav, judgment. State Department of Transportation vs. Darrell Scott, Eloise Scott et al, order of taking by eminent domain. Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union vs. Lavon Robinson et al, judgment of mort gage foreclosure. Gladys V. Dixon and DOR vs. Wilfredo Santos VII, order on child support contempt. Kimberly Michelle Stewart and DOR vs. Wilfredo Santos VII, order on child support contempt. D OR and the state Department of Families and Children vs. Wilfredo Santos VII, order on child support contempt. Cheryl Lynn Treadway and DOR vs. Nathan E. Nickerson, child support order. Erica Denise Alvarez and DOR vs. Nattiel Deric Camel, child support order. Priscilla Anita Gaona and DOR vs. Alex Alamia, child support order. Tera Lee Kay and DOR vs. Joseph Edward Fields, child support order. Stephanie Escobedo and DOR vs. Saul Alamia, child sup port contempt order. Miranda Nichole Black and DOR vs. Robert Preston Bivens Jr., order on child support con tempt. Samantha Lynn Rodriguez and DOR vs. Fidencio Davila, order on child support contempt. The following felony criminal cases were disposed of recently by the circuit judge. Defendants have been adjudicated guilty unless noted oth erwise. When adjudication is withheld, it is pending success ful completion of probation. Sentences are pursuant to an investigative report by and the recommendation of the state probation office and also state sentencing guidelines. Final discretion is left to the judge. Tabatha Marie Prestridge, attempted armed robbery, proba tion seven years, restitution, designated as violent offender of special concern, $1,659 fines, costs and fees; aggravated bat tery with a deadly weapon to cause great bodily harm, tam pering or fabricating physical evidence and unlawful use of a two-way communication device, not prosecuted. Jessica Dawn Norman, possession of methamphetamine, adjudication withheld, and possession of drug paraphernalia, proba tion four years, $1,223 fines, costs and fees. Gilbert Lee Almaguer, violation of probation (original charges burglary of dwelling and grand theft, resume proba tion, $300 costs and fees added to outstanding fines, costs and fees. Scottie Dale Boyles, violation of probation (original charge possession of alprazolam), pro bation revoked, Flo-rida State Prison two years with credit for 256 days served, $500 costs and fees added to outstanding fines, costs and fees and placed on lien; child abuse, not prosecuted. Joel David Gutierrez, viola tion of community control house arrest (original charges two counts possession of methamphetamine and sale of methamphetamine), violation affidavit withdrawn, resume community control. Javier Reyes-Lopez, posses sion of methamphetamine and possession of drug parapherna lia, transferred to drug pretrial intervention program, return Jan. 28. Kara Smith, child abuse, 60 days in jail, $970 fines, costs and fees. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the office of the clerk of court: RF Holdings to SPW Real Estate, $72,250. Floyd Smith Groves Inc. to H. Shawn and Zenybie Z. Pol lard, $640,000. TC 12 to Benjamin Dresser, $10,000. Steven L. and Robyn R. Withers to Gary L. and Roxann Hess, $28,000. Joseph K. Burton to William R. and Jacqueline Tamm, $12,000. William R. and Jacqueline J. Burton to William R. and Jacqueline Tamm., $12,000.

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8C The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 CABBAGE STUFFED MEA T ROLL I love meatloaf. I also love stuffed cabbage rolls. So, I com bined them, and now I have my newest favorite way to prepare meatloaf. 2 cups finely shredded cabbage 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 16 ounces extra-lean ground sirloin beef or turkey breast 1 cup cold cooked rice 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce 2 tablespoons reducedsodium ketchup 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray 8-by-12-inch baking dish with butter-flavored cooking spray. In a large skillet sprayed with same cooking spray, saute cabbage and onion for 5 min utes. Remove from heat; set a side. 2. In large bowl, combine meat, rice, Worcestershire, 1/4 cup tomato sauce and ketchup. Mix well to combine. Place meat mixture on a sheet of waxed paper and form into a 12by-10-inch rectangle. Sprinkle cabbage mixture evenly over top. Roll up jelly-roll fashion. Place meat roll in prepared baking dish, seam side down. 3. Bake for 45 minutes. Stir parsley and black pepper into re maining tomato sauce, and evenly spoon over partially baked meat roll. Continue bak ing for 15 minutes. Place baking dish on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Makes 6 servings. Freezes well. calories, 6g fat, 15g protein, 12g carb., 326mg sodium, 2g fiber; Vegetable, 1/2 Starch. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Comfort Foods Made F AST AND HEALTHY! By Healthy Exchanges LifeLinks ... B y Carolyn Hendry Wyatt Extension Agent 10 COMMANDMENTS OF WEIGHT LOSS H ave you made your New Years resolutions yet? Is one of your resolutions to lose weight this year? I came across The Ten Commandments of Weight Loss on the Food & Health website (foodandhealth.com) that might just help you attain your weight-loss goal. Here they are! 1.) You should think choose well not diet. Instead of trying to starve yourself, choose foods that allow you to fill up on fewer as barley, oatmeal, whole-wheat products and brown rice; and legumes. For protein, always pick leaner choices such as white breast meat of poultry (without skin), pork loin, lean beef, legumes and seafood. Prepare these items with little added fat. 2.) Try to make exercise fun. an aerobics class, walking, bike riding, swimming, running, hiking, softball, etc. a week. 3.) Only eat when you are hungry. 4.) Take care when eating out. that are low in fat. take half home. 5.) Be a smart shopper. convenience foods. These include fat-free dairy, fruits, whole grains, vegetables, seafood, chicken and lean cuts of meat. fruits and vegetables each day. 6.) Snack for better health. enjoy fresh fruits, vegetables with low-fat dips or fat-free light yogurt. Baked potatoes, sweet potatoes and oatmeal also make great snacks. 7.) Be a little adventurous. choices. 8.) Use less fat when cooking. ing meats on a rack, broiling, grilling, roasting or steaming instead of frying. cooked ground meat. Remove skin from poultry. 9.) Limit sugar and refined starch. are low in fiber. Fill up instead with high-fiber choices such as corn, potatoes, yams, limas, peas, dried beans and whole grains. 10.) Dont skip breakfast. Starting the day with a high-fiber, low-fat breakfast will help you consume fewer calories the rest of the day. Never skip breakfast! There you have them, the Ten Commandments of Weight Loss. Hopefully, you will find these helpful in achieving your weight-loss goal this year. Remember that making small, gradual, realistic changes that will build upon one another should help you to create a healthier future. Why not start today? 2014 Golf Tournament To Benefit American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Hardee County Prizes Saturday, January 25, 2014 7A M Registration / 8AM Shotgun Starts / Lunch Provided Cash Prizes1st Place $300 2nd Place $200 3rd Place $100 By: To Pre-Register your team call: All entry fees will be collected day of tournament upon check in. T orrey Oaks Golf Course (includes continental breakfast, lunch, beverages & 18 holes with cart) 1:16,23c HUNTING SUCCESS ON SMALL-ACREAGE LEASES M any people think you need a large tract of land for hunting to harvest a mature buck. But for a lot of us, leasing a large chunk of property is just not financially feasible. So, Im here to tell you that you dont need a large tract of land if your small hunting lease is in the right spot and you manage your herd correctly and let the young bucks walk. My wife and I lease a little patch of woods less than 30 minutes from where we live and work. Its barely 20 acres, but has provided us some nice hunting over the past couple seasons. Weve made our little lease as good as we can make it. Weve got corn and soybean feeders and mineral rocks out. We hire a good friend to bring over his tractor, and we plant cool-weather and warmweather food plots twice a year. Theres a flock of turkeys on the property and a small deer herd. Were familiar with the deer that use the property because of the game cameras we have out and from what we see with our own eyes. This season, we decided not to shoot any does during the a rchery and antlerless deer seasons because we want to increase our herd. There are a few young bucks, including a six-pointer, which weve seen and passed on because we want to give them the chance to grow another year or two, giving us something nice to go after in the future. But there were two nice mature eight-points that we have seen on camera for the past two years, and those were the only two deer that we were going to target this season, unless some other mature bucks showed up. The dominant buck in the herd, however, was a 4.5-year-old eight-point with a heavy and very symmetrical rack and a white patch of hair between his shoulders. Thats the deer I set my sights on. We named him Blaze a fine Florida buck. During one short afternoon sit, there was a steady northeast wind, perfect for our favorite tree stand. I had only about 45 minutes to hunt before dark. Soon as I settled in, two does stepped out of the woods and into the food plot, followed by a spike. It was the pre-rut period, and we were seeing more deer activity, especially bucks, during daylight hours. Things looked promising. I enjoyed watching the three deer graze on oats, wheat and rye, and I heard the turkeys fly up to roost at sunset. The does were still upwind but started acting strange, and one of them put its tail up and started blowing. They all ended up running off. I decided to give it a last-ditch effort by doing a multiple-note tending grunt call. There were about five minutes left of legal shooting hours, and I started gathering my things together when the flash of my old-school game camera went off. a pretty good-sized one at that. I slowly picked up my rifle and looked through the scope. It was a racked buck, but it was hard to tell if it was one of the younger buc ks that we didnt want to shoot. The buck was looking right at me, and I knew I didnt have much time to make a decision. Thats when he bent down to feed and I saw the white patch on his back! Thats when I knew it was Blaze! Buck fever immediately set in; my heart just went to poundin and my hands a-shakin. This was the deer Id been hunting for two seasons. This was the dominant buck of our little patch of woods, and I needed to pull myself together and make a good shot. Time was running out, my hands and breathing were all over the place, and Blaze was facing me, not presenting me with the shot shoulder. I managed to calm down and steadied the crosshairs on his right shoulder. the ground right where he had stood. I immediately climbed down and walked over to my trophy buck. His 172-pound body and perfect rack were just as grand as they looked on all the game-cam pictures. My .270-caliber bullet found its mark, killing the deer instantly. So it just goes to show you that you dont need a large piece of chance to shoot a mature buck year after year, let the young bucks walk, and manage your deer according to the herd size. somewhere on our little piece of hunting paradise, too! Tony Young is the media relations coordinator for the FWCs Division of Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him with questions about hunting at Tony.Young@MyFWC.com. Outta The Woods B y Tony Young Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission



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The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage 114th Year, No. 83 Sections, 28 Pages 70¢ Plus 5¢ Sales Tax Thursday, January 23, 2014 S UBSCRIBE O NLINE A T T HE H ERALD A DVOCATE COM Small Tract A Hunter’s Joy . Column 8C Women: Learn Self-Protection . Story 1B COURTESY PHOTO … Yellow Slippers” is the title of this image captured by nature photo grapher Cindy Rose, whose landscape and wildlife pictures are featured in the “River of Grass” exhibit now on display in the Upper-Level Gallery at the Theat re for the Performing Arts on South Florida State College’s main campus. While those “yellow slippers” cannot be seen here, a trip to Avon Park will reveal the stark color contrasts and o ther visual de lights in the Florida-focused exhibit. The gallery is open to the pub lic Wednesdays through Fridays, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The 16-piece collectio n can be viewed now through April 25. SNOWY EGRET Death At FINR Sparks Lawsuit Temps Plummet, Soar The Ups & Downs Of This Winter Are Taking A Toll WEATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 01/1563470.0001/1657340.0501/1766290.0001/1860320.00 01/1969270.00 01/2075390.00 01/2175480.06 TOTAL Rainfall to 01/21/2014 1.03 Same period last year 0.52 Ten Year Average 47.79 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center INDEX Classifieds.....................6BCommunity Calendar....4ACourthouse Report.......7CCrime Blotter.................7CEntertainment...............4C Hardee Living................2BInformation Roundup...8BObituaries......................4APuzzles..........................4CSchool Lunch Menus..10BSolunar Forecast..........5C Beckham PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO Portraying the peaceful civil rights proponent was quite the honor as a parade commemorating the national Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday worked its way through downtown Wauchula o n Monday. It was the highlight of several obser vance activities. For more photos of the parade, see 6A. THE DREAM By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate The up-down of winter weather has hit Hardee County. According to local reports the worst morning was Sunday. An other low was expected Wednes day night and Thursday, withtemperatures dipping into thelow 30s. In between, there have been some warm afternoons, gettingnearly to 70 degrees on Mondayand Tuesday afternoons. “This bouncing up and down has the trees confused. When itwarms, they want to bloom,much too early. So if it stayscold, it’s better for them,” saidBarbara Carlton, executive di rector of Peace River ValleyGrowers Association. “There’s been no complaints of freeze damage. It didn’t staylow enough long enough. Thecold is actually a benefit,” saidCarlton. Around the county, there were reports Sunday morning ofscrapping frost of windshieldsand temperatures as low as 28.According to the weekly reportfrom the weather station at theUniversity of Florida RangeCattle Station in Ona, Sunday’slow was 27 degrees. High tem peratures from last Thursdaythrough Saturday ranged in thehigh 50s and low 60s. After a couple of balmy 70ish days, temperatures were ex pected to plummet throughoutWednesday, with a freeze watchfor today (Thursday) until 9 a.m. Wind chill could make it feel aslow as 30 degrees, reported theNational Weather Service. Itshould warm up again by Satur day or Sunday. The cool weather, has been accompanied by the lack of rainwhich forces growers to irrigate.Paradoxically, the South-westWater Management Dis-trict hasissued an advisory for residentsto “Skip a Week” or more of wa tering during the cooler monthsof January and February. The advisory says one-half to three-quarters of an inch ofwater every 10 to 14 days is suf ficient. “Overwatering can See TEMPERATURE 2A By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate A wrongful death claim has been filed in Hardee CircuitCourt against a local brain-in jury rehabilitation facility. Named as plaintiff in the civil action is Edward Jakobowski ofConnecticut. The defendant isthe Florida Institute for Neuro-logic Rehabilitation Inc. In the four-page lawsuit filed on Jan. 7 by attorney Howard I.Kay of Lilly, O’Toole & Brownin Lake Wales, Jakobowski al leges his daughter, Melinda,died on Feb. 10, 2011, becauseof the center’s negligence. He is seeking monetary dam ages in a jury trial. Court records show that arrangements have been made toserve the lawsuit on FINR head Joseph Brennick on behalf of hisfacility, but do not report com pletion of that task. Once served with the civil ac tion, FINR and its attorneys willhave 30 business days to entertheir initial response to the alle gations set forth in the claim. Jakobowski asserts that his daughter was a resident of Bris tol, Conn., when on Sept. 8 of2010 she was admitted to theFINR facility in Wauchula forevaluation, assessment and treat ment. “FINR thereafter owed a duty to Melinda Jakobowski to usereasonable care for her safetyand well-being,” the lawsuitsays. It cites an obligation to pro vide a safe environment, care forher physical well-being, an expe rienced and trained staff, andcourteous treatment. But on Feb. 10, 2011, it al leges, employees at the facility“failed to provide decedentMelinda Jakobowski with ade quate care and breached their du ties.” The document goes on to say she was required and scheduledto receive what is termed CloseVisual Supervision, but allegesshe did not on the date in ques tion. “As a result of this failure to provide Close Visual Super-vi sion, Melinda Jakobowski suf fered a sudden ventriculararrhythmia resulting in herdeath,” Kay says in the claimfiled on behalf of his client. See FINR2A By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate A“Turn your pain into pur pose.” These are the words nation ally known Christian motiva tional speaker Jennifer Beckhamlives by. And it was Erica Scheipsmeier who brought moreof Beckham’s principles toHardee County. In fact, Beck ham is now coming to town aswell, for a speaking appearanceon Jan. 31. The event is open to women countywide. Scheipsmeier says her discov ery of Beckham’s ministry cameabout a year ago when she waslooking for something to discusswith her life group at church. Shefound Beckham’s book, “GetOver Yourself.” The book comes with a study guide that teaches seven princi ples to “turn the pain of your pastor present into your purpose.” According to Scheipsmeier, the study focuses on getting overwhatever has happened in thepast, such as things or events inlife that tend to hold someoneback from moving forward withlife. The study shows “seven prac tical principles that will get you‘unstuck’ and into a life of bal ance, fulfillment, confidence and purpose.” Scheipsmeier says she en joyed the message the book andclass study conveyed, and See EVENT2A

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2A The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage JAMES R. KELLY Publisher/Editor CYNTHIA M. KRAHL Managing Editor JOAN M. SEAMANSports Editor115 S. Seventh Ave.P.O. Box 338Wauchula, FL 33873 RALPH HARRISON Production Manager NOEY DE SANTIAGO Asst. Prod. Manager Phone: (863) 773-3255 Fax: (863) 773-0657 Published weekly on Thursday at Wauchula, Florida, by The Herald-AdvocatePublishing Co. Inc. Periodical Postage paid at U.S. Post Office, Wauchula, FL33873 and additional entry office (USPS 578-780), “Postmaster,” send addresschanges to: The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. DEADLINES: Schools – Thursday 5 p.m. Sports Monday noon Hardee Living – Thursday 5 p.m. General News – Monday 5 p.m. Ads – Tuesday noon SUBSCRIPTIONS: Hardee County 6 months – $21; 1 yr. – $39; 2 yrs. – $75 Florida 6 months – $25; 1 yr. – $46; 2 yrs. – $87 Out of State 6 months – $29; 1 yr. – $52; 2 yrs.– $100 LETTERS:The Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public in terest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed andinclude a daytime phone number.SUBMISSIONS:Press releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should betyped, double-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines. All items are subjectto editing. Kelly’s Column By Jim The seats of Hardee School Board members Jan Platt, Thomas Trevino, and Paul Samuels are up for election this year, all three in cumbents plan to seek re-election this fall. Platt is completing herfourth four-year term, and Trevino and Samuels are completing theirfirst term. ——— The Ghost Tours Friday night sponsored by Main Street Wauchula will be a wonderful event. This is the second year. Thecost is $10 for the 90-minute tours. ——— Florida Hospital Wauchula hosted a reception Tuesday after noon for Eric Stephens, new CEO of Florida Hospital Heartland Di vision. Hardee has an excellent small hospital, rehab center and agreat emergency room. ——— The Florida Gator men’s basketball team has achieved a 15-2 record to date and a No. 6 national ranking. The Gators have madethe Final 8 and are hoping to make the Final 4 this season. ——— The public is invited to tour the annual Alafia River Rendezvous in Homeland north of Fort Meade this Friday and Saturday, from 9to 4. This is a wonderful encampment of life in the early 1900s inAmerica. For people who like yesteryear this is wor th seeing. There is a small admission fee. ——— Mosaic’s Streamsong Resort is a testament of what can be done with land that has been mined for phosphate. Mosaic has built twoworld class golf courses, a nice lodge and spa, and offers fine dining,bass fishing, hiking, etc. in southwest Polk County a few miles northof Fort Green. Streamsong has 300 employees and hosted an openhouse last week. ——— The Bowling Green City Commission on Jan. 14 showed some interest in buying the historic Inn built in 1929 on 17 and Main. Bowling Green is getting some new sidewalks along Main Street. ——— Hardee High School beat the state average for the A lgebra 1 Winter end-of-course exam first-time testers, with 47 percent. Thestate average was 46 percent. Polk county scored 36 percent, DeSoto40 percent, and Hendry, 18 percent, reported Hardee Superintendent of Schools David Durastanti. “Beating the state average is a noteworthy accompli shment. The Algebra 1 Winter end-of-course results are another positive successfor Hardee County schools,” said Durastanti, who thanked the hardwork of teachers, parents, staff, support personnel, students, admin istrators, business partners, churches, civic organizations and theSchool Board. Durastanti likes Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it.” ——— Forbes last year reported the world’s highest paid athletes were, in order, Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James,Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Phil Mickelson, and socc er players David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The earningsranged from $78.1 million for Tiger to $41.3 million for Messi.Woods, who has recovered financially from his trouble in 2009, andFederer each had $65 million in endorsements. ——— The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program is sponsoring a free conservation landscaping workshop and native plant sale Sat urday, Feb. 1, at the Turner Center at 2250 Roan St., Arcadia, from8 a.m. to noon. Each attendee will receive a free packet of seeds. The program will include the best plants to use in this part of Florida, drought and water restrictions, cold-tolerant plants, ediblenative plants, where to find plants, seeds and mulch, and mulchingand planting demonstrations. ——— We live in a changing America today. The Boy Scouts of Amer ica now allows openly gay members. Marriage in about 18 states isno longer one man-one woman. Gay rights made big gains in 2012and 2013. Will American society continue to change in 2014 andthe years thereafter, becoming more liberal or more conservative? ——— New York Times syndicated columnist Nicholas D. Kristof wrote last year there are about 30,000 firearm deaths in the U.S. an nually — 11,000 homicides and 19, 000 suicides. By contrast there are about 32,000 U.S. deaths annually from traffic accidents. ——— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played professional basketball for 20 years, from 1969 to 1989. Since then he has become a writer, coach,actor and ambassador. He is 65, reports the February issue of theRotarian magazine. He reports the average length of retirement is 18 years. About 19 percent of Americans do not plan to work after they retire, but75 percent intend to work either full or part-time. Kareem advisesto stay active, be significant and be active in other people’s lives.“Age is about attitude. People who need people are the luckiest peo ple. Try new things, forge new relationships, and seek new ways tocontribute to your community.” TEMPERATUREContinued From 1A FINRContinued From 1A EVENTContinued From 1A soc1:23c mously and commissioners areexpected to discuss the issue atone of their upcoming meetings. J740A30=D?30C45A>=C7;HD?30C4 from Continuum Labs CEOTravis Bond regarding theprogress of the company. Bond said the company has taken its last draw, totaling$59,000, from the $7.25 millionin grants the IDA has awardedover the past three years. He is continuing to meet with investors to raise additional cap ital and will cover the cost gapwith his personal money untilrevenue and capital can coverthe expenses. Bond said the company is growing and has added “hun dreds” of users since the first ofthe year. In 2014 he expects toadd an additional 40-70 jobsbased on the number of pro jected contracts in the works. JE>C43C>70E4C74>D=CH Commission, which appoints themembers of the IDA, conduct aperformance review of all mem bers. A motion was made by Gene Davis to evaluate recent ap-pointees because he felt somemembers have been workingagainst the IDA objective to cre ate jobs and encourage eco nomic development. Jim See said he would second the motion if it was amended toinclude all board members,which it was. The motion passed unani In Other Action Further, Kay alleges in the fil ing that the death “could havebeen prevented if she had beenprovided the Close Visual Su pervision she was supposed tohave received.” The civil action asks that monetary damages be awardedto the estate for “loss of prospec tive net accumulations” and“medical and funeral expenses.”It seeks monetary damages forEdward Jakob-owski as fatherfor “loss of decedent’s compan ionship,” “mental pain and suf fering” and “medical and funeralexpenses.” It concludes by asking the court to set the matter for trial bya jury. FINR’s response to the allega tions will follow service of thedocument. encourage pests and disease inyour lawn. Too much irrigationmakes lawns less able to survivedroughts. Using an irrigationtimer allows a resident to holdoff on watering. “Watering every other week during the winter will help con serve drinking water suppliesthat the public needs for criticaluses during the dry season. Ifeveryone skipped one week ofirrigation this season, it couldsave an estimated 1.9 billion gal lons of water, concluded the ad visory. Carlton noted that there were plenty of things to worry aboutbeside the weather. “We’ve beenstruggling with greening. It’sbeen very problematic, causingthe fruit to drop and less to pick,a big economic factor for grow ers,” she commented. Asked about recent reports on discovery of a gene causinggreening, Carlton responded.“Doing these genetic studiescould be helpful. There are lotsof applications, such as develop ing a strain of resistant trees,mutations to make them able toovercome this disease. “Growers have spent $80 to $90 million of their self-taxmoney on these studies. Treeshave not looked proper andhealthy in a long time. Therehave been losses of 50 fifty per cent or higher. I hope they cancome up with something posi tive,” said Carlton. She said there was also some trouble with canker over thesummer with the rain and itcaused some lesions on sometrees, but the major problem re mains the greening, not theweather, she concluded. The Herald-AdvocateHardee County’s Hometown Coverager nTelephone (863) 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com wanted to share it with others.Scheipsmeier also says she feelsa connection with Beckham be cause she married a man who isfrom Zolfo Springs. In fact, Scheipsmeier knew Beckham’s husband Anthonywhile growing up, and evenwent to the couple’s wedding,which took place in ZolfoSprings several years ago. Hisfamily still lives in ZolfoSprings, she says. And it is in Hardee County where several of Jennifer Beck ham’s Bible studies are takingplace in local churches in prepa ration for her upcoming appear ance. Scheipsmeier says 165women have taken part in 11separate studies in the county. All of these studies focus on Beckham’s book and looking atthe sometimes meaninglessthings people tend to fill theirlives with. Scheipsmeier hopesthat by having these studiesgoing on during the same periodof time, it will bring the commu nity together. She says all of the women at tending the studies will beunited by one goal, which isfinding a way to heal and haveJesus in their lives. Although the studies are for women, Scheipsmeier saysthrough women these principlescan be filtered to husbands, chil dren or other family members orfriends. She also says that byfixing things in their lives,women can then help others. Scheipsmeier wants the focus to not only be on the messagethe studies bring, but also onuniting the community throughthe different churches. Apart from writing “Get Over Yourself” and starting a life ofministry, Beckham had the op portunity to work for MGM-Studios and then travel to Japanas an entertainer for Tokyo Dis neyland. While there, she played sev eral princess roles, includingCinderella, Snow White, Belle,Sleeping Beauty and even MaryPoppins! Even though her “childhood dream had come true,” her biog raphy notes that she had a sort of“secret life” where she wasmixed up with self-destructivethings. Now, for more than a decade Beckham has traveled through out North America preachingGod’s Word. She has served as aleadership trainer and motiva tional speaker, and has spokeneverywhere from corporate andsecular organizations to hun dreds of schools. She now lives in Jacksonville with her husband, who is afellow minister, and their twochildren. Every woman is invited to at tend the event, including thosewho have been out of church fora while and looking for an en lightening moment to those whoare just curious to hear whatBeckham has to say. The Community-Wide Ladies Event will take place Friday,Jan. 31, at the Agri-Civic Center.A list of where to purchase tick ets can be found atagodworld.com. They are $5each. Doors will open and music will begin at 6:30 p.m. Theevent begins at 7. Beckham willbe around to mingle with thosein attendance. For more information on the event, contact Scheipsmeier at781-4850 or e-mail her at eri cas.cpa@gmail.com.

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By JIM KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate The grand opening of Mosaic’s Streamsong Lodge insouth Polk County was heldFriday, Jan. 17. The lodge has216 rooms, plus there are 12rooms at the clubhouse of thetwo golf courses (Red andBlue). The new resort uses 2,300 acres of a 16,000-acre tractwhich was formerly mined forphosphate. Little Payne Creekflows through the propertywhich touts world class bassfishing (catch and release) tomatch the world class golfcourses, and lodge spa. Several hundred people attended the grand opening.Streamsong has about 300employees. Groundbreaking onthe resort was about two yearsago. Mosaic President and CEO Jim Prokopanko said Stream-song is a unique resort, “nottypical of anything.” There isenvironmental and economic sustainability. He said Mosaic is the world’s No. 1 producer of phosphateand potash. The company’smission is “to help the worldgrow the food it needs.” Mosaichas 3,200 employees in CentralFlorida. “Mosaic restores theland, sometimes better thanbefore.” Streamsong represents “inno vation,” said Prokopanko. Mosaic Executive Vice President Rick Mack said Stream-song is “bold, unexpected,builds anticipation, and isremote yet accessible.” The Streamsong tract yielded over 100 million tons of phos phate rock which supportedthousands of families andhelped feed the world. Mosaicowns 300,000 acres in CentralFlorida. Mack said in 2008 the com pany started looking for a golfresort site. Parker Keen helpedpick the site, which had lakes,sand dunes and wildlife. Thesand dunes remind people of Ireland, Scotland and Nebraska. Mack said Streamsong offers world class golf, bass fishing,sporting clays, culinary, naturetrails, spa and a decompressionzone. “Southwest Polk Countywill get guests from across theUnited States and the world.” Architect of the lodge was Albert Alfonso, who said thesix-story structure is layered,shows the four seasons, andrepresents the land, sky, trees,and shelter, “Streamsong is agift from Mosaic. Florida wasonce underwater, which is thereasons for fossils and phos phate.” U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney said Streamsong is “an amazingplace. No other place is likeStreamsong. It reminds me of‘if you build it, they will come’starring Kevin Costner.” Adam Putnam, Florida com missioner of agriculture andfifth-generation citrus growerand cattleman, said the worldhas seven billion people andwill have nine billion by 2050. “We live in a world of abun dance, due to agriculture andphosphate. This will help thearea in culinary, tourism andhospitality.” Streamsong has helped answer the big question, “Whatcomes next after phosphate?”Florida already has 90 millionvisitors annually. Streamsongputs Central Florida on the map.Putnam also praised Rep.Rooney for helping get $20 mil lion in federal funds for citrusresearch. Jim Abrahamson represents a company that manages Stream-song and 400 other resort prop erties throughout the world. Hesaid Streamsong hired 300employees out of 7,000 appli cants. Josh Lesnik, president of Kemper Sports, said Stream-song’s Red and Blue golf cours es are among the top 100 golfcourses in the world. He notedgolf writers were coming toStreamsong over the weekend. Mosaic’s Streamsong Lodge Grand Opening PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY A ribbon-cutting was held Jan. 17 in front of the Streamsong L odge. From left are Herschel Morris and Richard Ghent of CF and Florida Commi ssioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. This is a replica of jaws from a 50 to 60-foot-longMegalodon shark which vanished two million years ago.It was estimated to weigh 200 tons. Its teeth have beenfound on the Streamsong site. From left are Karen Whaley, representing State Rep. Ben Albritton; State Rep. C ary Pigman; DeSoto County Commissioner Bob Miller; U.S. Rep. Tom Roo ney; Hardee County Commissioner Sue Birge; and Vanessa Hernandez of Mid Florida Credit Union. Wauchula Mayor Keith Nadasky enjoyed the grand opening with Parker Keen who helped pick the site, and his wife Shari Keen. From left are Bowling Green Postmaster Dee Williams-Tatis, Duda Presi dent and CEO David Duda, and Wauchula State Bank Chairman Bill Crews. In foreground is lodge architect Albert Alfonso. January 23, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3A

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4A The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 Obituaries In Memory CECIL E. EVERS JR. Feb. 27, 1932 — Jan. 17, 2014 Cecil E. Evers Jr., 81, of Sarasota, formerly of Ona,went to be with the Lord onFriday, Jan. 17, 2014. Private family Graveside Services with military honorswill be at Sarasota NationalCemetery on Clark Road onFriday, Jan. 24,2014, at 10:30a.m. MemorialServices will beheld on Satur-day, Jan. 25, 2014, at 11:30a.m. at Friendship BaptistChurch. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Barbara; twosons, Cecil “Buddy” Eversand Beth of Bonifay and JoeyWalter and Angel of Cler-mont; two daughters, PamelaGavette and Jeff and MelissaEastman of Sarasota; onebrother, Clayton and Fay ofWauchula; two sisters, Ar-lene Platt and Pershing ofZolfo Springs and Alice“Susie” Norris and BJ ofWauchula; one sister-in-love,Jane Evers of Sarasota; andnine grandchildren, Cecil“Lee” and Benjamin Evers,Zoe and Maya Gavette, Tay lor Swartz, Danny East-man,and Joey, Micah and AaronWalter. Cecil was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.He was a US Air Force Vet-eran and was retired from theU.S. Postal Service as a clerk. Cecil was a loving hus band, father and grandfatherwho loved his Lord and Sav ior Jesus Christ and will betruly missed. In lieu of flowers, memo rial donations may be made inCecil’s name to LovelandCenter, 157 S. Havana Rd,Venice, FL 34292 or TheGideons International, POBox 50561, Sarasota, FL34232.Condolences may be of-fered at palmsrobartsfuner alhome.com Palms-Robarts Funeral Home Sarasoda CHARLES HERMAN WILLIAMS Charles Herman Williams, died on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. He worked as a butcher and also for IMC as a pit operator. Survivors include his wife, Ella Mae Williams; two chil dren, Debbie Bruce and husbandJene of Lake Wales and CharlesR. Williams (Bobby) and wifeBetty of Fort Green; grand daughter, Angela Guy ofWauchula; grandson, Jerry A.Lovett of Bartow; great-grand daughter, Lauren Ball of Wau-chula; great-grandson, Lane Ballof Wauchula; five stepchildren,Betty Croy of Bowling Green,Carol and Ed Sockalosky ofZolfo Springs, Paul and SusanMiller of Zolfo Springs, Danieland Melinda Miller of Arcadiaand David and Brenda Miller ofWauchula; 12 grandchildren and24 great-grandchildren. Cremation services have taken place. D D E E B B O O R R A A H H L L Y Y N N N N E E R R I I C C H H A A R R D D S S O O N N Deborah Lynne Richardson, 41, of Zolfo Springs,passed away on Thursday, Jan.16, 2014, at Moffitt CancerCenter in Tampa. Born on Feb. 9, 1972, in Wauchula, she was a lifelongresident. Deborah was a cookat Pizza Hut in Wauchula. She was preceded in death by her son, Arrie Ray Minton. Survivors include her mother, Carol Gause of ZolfoSprings; three sons, Chris-to pher Minton of Zolfo Springs,James Ray Minton of Ten nessee and Cody WayneRichardson of Au-burndale;one brother, Lewis Richardsonof Zolfo Springs; and severalaunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation was Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Robarts Gar den Chapel from 2:30 to 3:30p.m. Graveside services andburial were at Lake DaleCemetery at 4 p.m. with Pas tor Dwain Willis officiating.Expressions of comfort maybe made at robartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAWAUCHULA In Loving MemoryJ J U U A A N N S S A A N N C C H H E E Z Z J J R R . Juan Sanchez Jr., 54, of Bowling Green, passed awayon Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, athome. Born on Dec. 7, 1959, in Sinton, Texas, he came toWauchula from Texas in 1968.Juan was a concrete workerand was a Catholic. He was preceded in death by his father, Juan Sanchez. Survivors include his mother, Felicitas Sanchez; oneson, Juan Sanchez, III ofBowling Green; one daughter,Sofia Lynn Sanchez of Bowl ing Green; one brother, JoelSanchez and wife Debbie ofWauchula; three sisters, Jose fina Alcantar and husbandJuan of Immokalee, LydiaGallegos and husband Pedroof Wauchula and Elida Perezof Wauchula; one grand daughter, Gabriela Tor-res;and 12 nieces and ne-phews. Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Robarts GardenChapel from 4 to 5 p.m. Fu neral services are at 5 p.m.with Antonio Montalvo offici ating.Expressions of comfort maybe made at robartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAWAUCHULA In Loving Memory COMMUNITY Calendar THURSDAY, JAN. 23 Hardee County School Board, regular meeting,Board Room, 230 S. FloridaAve., Wauchula, 5 p.m. Hardee County Commission, reschedule eveningand zoning meeting, Room102, Courthouse Annex I,412 W. Orange St., Wau-chula, 6 p.m. Zolfo Springs Town Commission, reschedulemonthly meeting, Town Tall,3210 U.S. 17 North, ZolfoSprings, 6 p.m. Top 10 Pop Singles This Week Last Week 1. Pitbull feat. Ke$ha No. 2 "Timber" 2. One Republic No. 3 "Counting Stars" 3. Eminem feat. RihannaNo. 1 "TheMonster" 4. Lorde No. 4 "Roy-als" 5. A Great Big World &Christina Aguilera No. 5 "SaySomething" 6. Katy Perry No. 11 "Dark Horse" 7. Passenger No. 7 "Let Her Go" 8. Avicii No. 10 "Wake Me Up!" 9. Miley Cyrus No. 12 "Wrecking Ball" 10. Imagine Dragons No. 6 "Demons" Top 10 Albums 1. Soundtrack No. 4 "Frozen"2. Beyonce No. 1 "Beyonce"3. Eminem No. 3 "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" 4. Katy Perry No. 5 "Prism"5. Lorde No. 7 "Pure Heroine" 6. One Direction No. 2 "Midnight Memories" 7. Luke Bryan No. 14 "Crash My Party" 8. One Republic No. 19 "Na tive" 9. Various Artists No. 12 "Now 48 10. Imagine Dragons No. 9 "Night Visions" Top 10 Hot Country Singles 1. Florida Georgia Line No. 1 "Stay" 2. Luke Bryan No. 3 "Drink a Beer" 3. David Nail No. 4 "Whatever She's Got" 4. Luke Bryan No. 2 "That's My Kind of Night" 5. Cole Swindell No. 7 "Chillin' It" 6. Cassadee Pope No. 5 "Wasting All These Tears" 7. Eli Young Band No. 8 "Drunk Last Night" 8. Jason Aldean No. 9 "When She Says Baby" 9. Zac Brown Band No. 10 "Sweet Annie" 10. Parmalee No. 6 "Carolina"Source: Billboard (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. TOPOf TheCharts as of Sept. 30, 2013 1:9-30c 1:23c T T H H O O M M A A S S M M A A R R S S H H A A L L L L G G O O U U G G H H Thomas Marshall Gough, 76, of Wauchula, passed awayThursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at hishome. Born on June 8, 1937, in Wauchula, he was a HardeeCounty resident most of hislife. Thomas was a farmer andrancher and was a member ofOak Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Horace Gough. Survivors include his mother, Doris Rhyan of Wau-chula; companion, CarolynGilliard of Wauchula; one son,Jamie Gough of ZolfoSprings; one daughter, Mar-sha Fields of Zolfo Springs;one brother, Terry Gough andwife Norma Jean of Bushnell;one sister, Delores Rutledgeand husband Harry of Or-lando; and four grandchildren,Tanner, Mason and KendallGough and Jordan Gibbs. Visitation was Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Oak GroveBaptist Church from 9:30 to10:30 a.m., with funeral serv ices at 10:30 a.m. with theRev. Jim Davis officiating. In terment was at New ZionCemetery.Expressions of comfort maybe made at robartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAWAUCHULA In Loving Memory DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 71 years old and have beendiagnosed with chronic heartfailure. In October of last year,I had triple bypass surgery, butnow I'm in good health. Somethings I have read aboutchronic heart failure are un nerving. Will you give me yourtake on what lies ahead forme? — S.T. ANSWER: Heart failure, chronic heart failure and conges tive heart failure are the samecondition. It's one of the mostcommon reasons why older peo ple are hospitalized. The basicproblem is that the heart has be come so weak that it circulatesblood poorly. Such poor circula-tion permits fluid to ooze out ofblood vessels and "congest" tis sues in the feet, ankles and lowerlegs. The lungs fill with fluid,which brings on heart failure'scardinal feature — gasping forbreath on even slight exertion. Other signs of heart failure are breathlessness when lying inbed, heart enlargement, seen onX-rays, and the doctor's discov ery of lung sounds that indicatethe lungs have fluid in them. Numerous conditions lead to heart failure. At the top of the listis coronary artery disease, theblockage of heart arteries thatoften brings on a heart attack.This must be why your heartfailed. You did have surgery to correct blocked heart arteries, butthey did their damage well be fore surgery took place. Heartvalve problems, high blood pres sure and atrial fibrillation areother causes of heart failure. Medicines usually can get the heart beating with greater vigorand can lessen orabolish most symp toms. Anything thataffects heart functionmust be treated.High blood pressure,for example, has tobe lowered. You might think that inactivity is bestfor your heart — itisn't. Your doctor will outline aprogram that keeps you active tothe level that your heart can tol erate. Walking is one example,but more strenuous exercise isencouraged when your heart be comes stronger. You should beon a low-salt diet. You ought not to be discour aged about your outlook. The lifespan of people with congestiveheart failure has increased by 15percent in men and by 5 percentin women in just the past decade.The increment in women's lifespan is smaller because womenlive longer, on average, thanmen. Readers can order the booklet on congestive heart failure bywriting: Dr. Donohue -No.103W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check ormoney order (no cash) for $4.75U.S./$6 Canada with the recipi ent's printed name and address.Please allow four weeks for de livery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My EKG report, sent tome, says "left axis devia tion." Is that a big deal? — M.Y. ANSWER: It means that that electric signaloriginating in the upperheart chamber and respon sible for each heartbeattakes a different route to reach the lower heart chambers,the pumping chambers. In the absence of symptoms, it's not a dangerous thing. Youdon't have to dwell on it. I take ityou have a doctor who orderedthe EKG. That doctor will followup to see if you have any hiddenheart trouble. The condition isnot an emergency situation.Dr. Donohue regrets that he isunable to answer individual let ters, but he will incorporate themin his column whenever possible.Readers may write him or re quest an order form of availablehealth newsletters at P.O. Box536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2013 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved Good Health D D o o n n o o h h u u e e By Dr. Paul G. Donohue To Your

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January 23, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7A By JIM KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate The Bowling Green City Commission on Tuesday, Jan.14, voted 4-0 to offer $150,000to buy the old Bowling GreenInn based on certain conditions. The owner is Gary DelaTorre who had offered the property for$325,000. The Inn is located atU.S. 17 and Main Street, thenorthwest corner. Family DollarStores has previously expressedinterest in buying that corner orthe City Hall corner for a store.DelaTorre has a county permit tohave the Inn torn down if theneed exists. Commissioner Sam Fite made the motion to buy the property,pending available funding to re store the Inn, an estimate of re pairs, getting approval fromvarious agencies, costs of reno vation, and if repairs are feasi ble. The motion was secondedby Stuart Durastanti and ap proved by Mayor Shirley Tuckerand commissioner RichardBarone. Fite said the down payment could be negotiated if the condi tions are met and said DelaTorrecould still make a profit on theInn which had been in foreclo sure proceedings. The city could move its of fices, police department andpossibly the fire department tothe Inn site. More propertymight be needed to the north orwest to provide enough parking. Julie Durrance asked the city to purchase and restore the Innwhich would make “a beautifulcity office.” she said the Inn is asignificant historic building inthe city and should not be torndown. The Inn dates to 1929 andhas a history of being an Inn, arehab center, restaurant andgirls’ juvenile facility. “Theowner is willing to work withthe city.” Barone said he would “love to see this happen, but I am con cerned with the structure of thebuilding.” Durrance recently toured the building with the owner andmayor and said they saw nomold and said the roof does notleak. City Attorney Gerald Buhrsaid such potential issues as ter mites, asbestos, lead pipes,radon gas and soil contamina tion should be checked. Several residents including Gretta Jones, Joe Jones, ChuckDixon and Louise Gantt spokein favor of the city acquiring theInn. The property is 130 by 180feet. The City Hall property is135 by 300 feet. Police Capt. Brett Dowden was honored for his 15 years ofservice with a plaque from themayor. The commission voted 3-1 to increase commissioner salaryfrom $150 to $250 a month andthe mayor salary from $200 to$300 a month. Fite voted no. An election was set for Tues day, Feb. 18, for a commissionseat to replace Randy Mink whoresigned last month due tohealth reasons. Qualifying will be the week of Jan. 27. The commission voted 4-0 to deny a request by Jerry Romineof Ellen’s Thrift Shop to reducea water/sewer bill of $439 due toa leak. The city will advertise for bids to sell and remove a 1992 mo bile home from the Phillipsproperty recently purchased bythe city. The site is south of thecity sewer plant. Jean Kelly suggested the city have a Spring city-wide clean-up. Barone suggested the citylook into recycling bins or trail ers to make the city more“green.” The commission approved spending up to $20,000 for anengineering study to find a sitefor treated sewer effluent. Thecontract with Mosaic to acceptthe treated wastewater has ex pired, and tougher standards arecoming. The city found out a 10-acre site near the sewer plantwill not work as a sprayfield.Different sites need to be evalu ated. Mosaic does not want torenew the agreement, which ex pired six-years ago, said CityManager Jerry Conerly. Bowling Green Makes $150,000 Conditional Offer For Old Inn Mayor Shirley Tucker presents a plaque to Police Capt.Brett Dowden for 15 years of service. By KAITLIN STEWARTSpecial To The Herald-Advocate My interview was with Cindy Todd.Q: When and where were you born? A: Dec. 19, 1956, in Wauchula at the Palmetto Clinic. Q: How was your life growing up?A: My life was good and bad. Everyone has their ups and downs in life, andthat’s how my life was. Q: Was your life difficult growing up? A: It was wonderful. Ihad a won-derfulneighbor-hood and amazing grandparents thattook care of me. Q: Did you like your school growing up? A: Wauchula Elementary was my school, and it was a wonderful school. Q: How did you get to school every day? A: I walked to school. It was only three blocks away from where I lived. Q: Was food cheaper back then?A: Yes, most definitely. For example, you could buy a Coke for 25 cents andyou could buy bubble gum for fivecents. Q: Were you a good child?A: Yes, I was a good child. My sisters and I got along most of the time, and Idid what my mom told me to do, likechores and keeping my room clean. Q: What did you do when you were bored at home? A: I would go to my friend’s house and go exploring in the woods Q: Did you ever go out with friends when you were in your teens? A: Every chance me and my friends got to go out, we would. We would goout on the back roads and listen to musicand ride around. Q: Were your parents strict?A: My mom worked all the time with three jobs, and my dad didn’t live with us. Q: Did you go to college? If so, what college? A: No, I couldn’t afford college.Q: What was your first job?A: My first job was at the Ben Franklin’s dime store. My responsibilitywas cashier, and my check was $1.25 anhour. Q: When did you get your first house and moved out of your parent’shouse? A: In 1974 I got married and moved to Bartow, and my husband and I boughtour own house. Q: Have you ever had a tragic event happen to you that you still remembertoday? A: I was spending the summer with my uncle, and all of a sudden he justdied. That summer was supposed to be agood summer, too. Thank you so much, Nana, for letting me interview you. It was nice getting toknow about your life growing up andhow much different it is now.Back In Time is the result of a class as-signment given to ninth graders atHardee Senior High School. Each stu-dent is asked to interview an older per-son. Selected interviews are publishedhere as an encouragement to the stu-dents and for the enjoyment of our read-ers. Back Back In In Time Time S HE W ORKED A T B EN F RANKLIN ’ S F OR $1.25 COURTESY PHOTO The author and her subject, Cindy Todd. 1:23c 1:23c Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce DanielsThe Herald Advocate 773-3255 or www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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Fruit and Vegetables: Potatoes were being planted in Saint Johns County. Cabbage was harvested in Okeechobee County. Somelosses on vegetables and strawberries were reported in BradfordCounty due to frost and cold temperatures. The southern part of theState, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties, reportedsome damage in colder areas with frosted tops on plants. Vegetablesand fruits marketed in the State included avocados, beets, cucum bers, cabbage, escarole, mustard, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, eggplant,squash, strawberries, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, snap beans,radishes, lettuce, kale, and a variety of specialty items. Citrus: Rain was light in most of the citrus area this week. All but one station recorded at least a trace of precipitation. Five stationsrecorded a half inch or more. Putnam Hall (Putnam County)recorded the most precipitation with 1.33 inches. Indian River (In dian River County) recorded the least with no rainfall measured.High temperatures were in the lower 70s to lower 80s through mostof the citrus growing area. Growers and caretakers continued to ir rigate due to dry conditions. As per the U.S. Drought Monitor, lastupdated January 14, 2014, abnormally dry conditions cover most ofthe southern growing areas and portions of the northern, central, andIndian River areas. The western growing area and the southern por tion of the Indian River area remain drought free. The majority ofthe active commercial citrus groves in the State are drought free. Field workers reported small sizes on all varieties. Grove ac tivity included harvesting, hedging and topping after harvest, reset ting of new trees, pushing of dead groves and replanting new citrus,mowing, fertilizing and psyllid control. Thirty-nine of 43 packing houses had opened and had begun shipping small quanti ties of fruit. Fifteen of nineteen processing plants were open. Livestock and Pastures: The cattle condition for the State was fair to good as was the pasture condition. Cattlemen were feedinghay and supplements across the State. Cold weather and frostthroughout the State contributed to pasture decline. Drought was themain contributing factor for the poor pasture condition in the centraland southern parts of the State. E E a a t t H H e e a a l l t t h h y y A A l l l l D D a a y y The basis for a healthy eating plan should be fruits and vegeta bles; whole grains; low-fat or fat-free milk products; lean meats,poultry, fish; and beans, lentilsand other legumes. Some foodsstand out as superstars withmany nutrients to enhance healthand prevent disease. Here aresome smart food choices to makeevery day. >'98 A bowl of oatmeal is a great start to the day. Oatmealprovides soluble fiber, which canhelp lower blood cholesterol.This whole grain provides pro tein for muscle recovery and re pair, and contains some an-tioxidants, which may have car diovascular benefits. Try addingoats to some of your recipes in cluding casseroles, meatloaf,muffins, breads and cookies. >2:+(+77/+8 This tasty fruit contains fiber and vitamin C,which is an antioxidant that aidsin disease prevention, helpsmaintain bones and teeth, andhelps the body absorb iron. Blue berries contain antioxidantscalled anthocyanidins, whichgive them their blue-red color.These antioxidants appear to KitchenDivaBy Angela Medearis help neutralize damage to cellsthat can lead to many negativehealth conditions and diseases.Blueberries also may play a rolein brain health. Buy frozen blue berries when they are not in sea son and add them to cereal,desserts or oatmeal. >&5-:79 Low-fat or fat-free yogurt can serve as a snack oreven as part of dessert. Yogurthas live cultures and good bacte ria that may promote health,boost immunity and increasebone health. Some of the nutri ents in yogurt include calciumand potassium, which are impor tant for good bone health. Plus,yogurt contains protein, whichhelps you stay full longer. Topyogurt with blueberries and wal nuts for a nutritious snack orbreakfast. Yogurt also can serveas the base for creamy dips ordressings. >2')1(+'48 All beans can promote health, but black beanscontain anthocyanidins, the sameantioxidant in blueberries. Blackbeans contain soluble fiber,which can help lower choles terol. Beans contain protein aswell, making them a good substi tute for other protein foods that may be high in fat. Beans alsoare low in calories, low in fat andinexpensive. >%'24:98 These nuts contain the most omega-3 fatty acids ofall the tree nuts and peanuts.Omega-3 fatty acids help boostcardiovascular health, help de crease inflammation related todiseases and might improve cog nitive function. Walnuts alsohave monounsaturated fat, aheart-healthy fat that can helplower cholesterol. >#53'95+8 Fresh tomatoes may not be available year-round,but processed tomato productssuch as stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato juice can befound any time of year. The redcolor of tomatoes comes from ly copene, a phytochemical that thebody absorbs better from pro-cessed tomato products. Ly copene can help prevent prostatecancer and might improve bonehealth. Tomatoes also contain vi tamins A and C, both of whichare antioxidants. >'77598 Bugs Bunny prob ably has great eyesight, thanks tothe beta carotene that gives car rots their orange color. Betacarotene helps protect againstsome cancers and cardiovascular(heart) disease. This compoundalso can help protect your lungs,especially if you smoke. In addi tion, carrots contain vitamin C,vitamin K, fiber and potassium. >"6/4'). We all know that spinach makes Popeye stronger,probably because this dark greenveggie is full of vital nutrients.Spinach provides us with vita min K to help with blood clot ting. It also contains vitamin Afor healthy skin and vision, fo late for red blood cell formationand proper cell division, and ironfor oxygen transport within thebody. Spinach also contains some calcium, potassium (whichcan help lower blood pressure)and fiber. It's easy to add all of these foods to your daily diet by hav ing oatmeal topped with blueber ries for breakfast, and my recipefor Power-Packed Spinach Saladwith Greek Yogurt Dressing forlunch or dinner. The black beansact as a protein in this delicioussalad. You also can top the saladwith an additional protein suchas lean chicken or beef, turkey,fish or tofu, for a heartier meal.Add these foods to your menuand enjoy the many health bene fits from these nutritional all-stars! %! " 4 ounces (2/3 of 6 ounce car ton) plain Greek yogurt1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice1 1/2 teaspoons fresh or driedchopped mint, basil or parsley3/4 teaspoons honey or agavesyrup1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon black pepper5 cups baby spinach1 (15-ounce) can black beans,drained and rinsed 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled12 grape or cherry tomatoes,halved1/4 small red onion, thinlysliced1/2 cup shredded carrots10 walnut halves, toasted In a small bowl combine yo gurt, lemon juice, herbs, honeyor agave syrup, salt and pepperand mix well. In a large bowl,combine spinach, black beans,cheese, tomatoes, onions, carrotsand walnuts. Pour desiredamount of dressing over saladand toss until well-combined.Serves 4.Angela Shelf Medearis is anaward-winning children's author,culinary historian and author ofseven cookbooks. Her new cook book is "The Kitchen Diva's Di abetic Cookbook." Her websiteis www.divapro.com. To see how-to videos, recipes and much,much more, Like Angela ShelfMedearis, The Kitchen Diva!, onFacebook and go to Hulu.com.Recipes may not be reprintedwithout permission from AngelaShelf Medearis. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis

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B The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, January 23 2014 PAGE ONE By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate Less than a year on the job, Wauchula Police Chief JohnEason is planning a lot for hisdepartment. One of the first priorities is getting new patrol cars. Severalhave over 100,000 miles onthem in covering the 27 miles ofcity streets 24 hours a day, sevendays a week. At the Jan. 13 meeting of the Wauchula City Commission, re placing the law enforcementfleet was a topic of discussion.City Manager Terry Atchley saidthe city currently did not havethe funding to replace the aging12-vehicle fleet, which includes10 patrol vehicles, the adminis trative truck and animal controlvehicle. An alternate plan would be the lease/purchase of three ve-hicles this year and two for eachof the next two years, hopefullythen getting on a regular re-placement schedule, cycling twonew and trading two old in forsurplus. The new cars will come with a five-year warranty, and will befully equipped, with light bars,sirens, radios, cages, heavy-dutysuspension, everything neces sary to put them into service im mediately. The police department budget includes $18,000 for vehiclemaintenance and has been ex-ceeding it because of the use andage of the vehicles. The department staff includes the chief, Lt. Matthew Whatley,who is second in command, Det.Chris LeConte in charge of in vestigations, and 10 other offi cers on the full-time roster.There are also eight part-timeofficers, animal control officerSteve Parsley, crossing guards and office personnel. There are two officers cover ing the city on days, two atnights and often a part-time of ficer also at night when there isa lot of activity, especially onweekends. Eason, who began work on Feb. 12, 2013, has begun a se ries of programs for the commu nity. He notes a couple of concerns. One is a scam where people arecalled and told they won some thing, but have to get a green dotmoney pack and send it in tocover expenses of getting theprize to them. Of course, theprize or award never comes. There have been a series of burglaries, and some have beensolved, including returningstolen articles to the owners.Eason said residents need to beaware if they see someone intheir neighborhoods they don’trecognize. “It never hurts to getthem checked out,” he said. Along with that, Eason men tioned an occasional problemwith officer safety as the reasonmore than one officer may re spond to a disturbance. “It’sabout officer safety. If there ismore than one person involved,one can obstruct or distract anofficer,” explained Eason. For instance, an officer may have someone on the ground, se curing him and checking forweapons, when another persongets involved verbally or physi cally. In those cases, another of ficer can defuse the situation bycontrolling other subjects. Theperson interfering can be ar rested on charges such as resist ing/obstructing arrest. Eason and his staff have worked up a couple of programsfor the community. One is CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and First Aid.The first course is next month atthe Health Department. Cost is$30 for each course, or $50 ifsomeone takes both the CPR andFirst Aid. The courses will beoffered every four to six weeksas needed. Any excess funds, after pur chase of books and supplies, willbe used to purchase atrial exter nal fibrillators for every patrolcar, and in administration, utilityand eventually all city buildings. Eason said statistics show that 80 percent of heart attacks hap pen outside a hospital. If treat ment is not given within five toseven minutes, the loss of oxy gen can cause brain damage.“It’s better to know something todo; something is better thannothing. Fibrillators help untilemergency medical care arriveson the scene.” Another community program Eason is setting up is a free two-hour women’s self-defenseclass, enabling women andteenage girls to prevent eventsand/or escape them if they occur(see related article on Page B1). Finally, Eason is beginning to develop a plan for where the de partment needs to be three yearsfrom now. He will be askinginput from civic organizations,religious groups and citizens ontheir priorities. The city is presently preparing for its fifth accreditation re newal. When that is over, moreattention can be paid to the spe cial programs. The de-partmenthas recently changed from itslight blue tops to dark navy uni forms. Patrol cars are also get ting a new design. During thetransition, citizens may see bothold and new formats. Wauchula Police On The Move By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate Awareness is 90 percent of a woman’s protection. Any woman who wants to learn the basics of self-defense,empowerment and preventingcrimes against them can attend afree class offered by theWauchula Police Department.When and where the free classes will be held depends on howmany women are interested. A class also can be scheduled for any organization or group ofwomen who request it. Partic-ipants will receive a portfolio ofpamphlets at the end of the classto remind them of the techniquesthey have learned. The two-hour class is open to females age 13 and up, exceptgirls 13 to 18 have to be accom panied by a parent or guardian. Anyone interested should contact Wauchula Police ChiefJohn Eason or Ofc. Amy Drakeat 773-3265 or jeason@wau-chulapolice.com. This is the ideal time to start a class as January is the Na-tionalPersonal Self-Defense Aware ness Month. Aligned with theNational Self-Defense Institute,the class teaches Self-DefenseAwareness and Fam-iliarizationExchange (SAFE) techniques tocombat violence against women,such as stalking, dating vio lence, rape and sexual assaultand other violent crimes whichvictimize women. Should a woman give in or get out in a sexually threatening sit uation? Rape is a four-letterword some males know only too well. The best defense may beawareness that prevents injury.Know options that will allow awoman to avoid, escape and sur vive assaults or other threats. Woman can learn to trust their sixth sense and learn five waysnot to look like a victim. Theycan learn seven strategies forsurvival and how not to be vul nerable. Women taking the class should expect light physical ac tivity in a relaxed, non-intimi dating environment. They willlearn how to avoid confronta tion, but also basic self-defenseif it is needed to save their lives. 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2B The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 MVP sWingHouseBar & Grill 216-218-222 W. Main St. Downtown Wauchula 863-773-2007 Hours: Mon. Sat. 11am 9pm Closed Sundays Di nner Sp ec i al s (Reservations Accepted) 50¢ W i n g W e d n e s d ay S UN D A Y F EB 2 S UPER B OWL P ARTY By RSVP Must RSVP By Wednesday, Jan. 29 Beer Food FUN Football 2-4-1 Dr a f t s & F ood Specia ls soc1:23c F RID A Y F EB 1 4Valentines Day C R US H REVIVAL E VANGELIST R ON C ORAM Southside Baptist Church 505 S. 10th Ave. Wauchula January 26 29 Sunday Morning 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Monday Wednesday 7:00 pm soc1:23c Shannon Knight & Joe Bowes From City Barber Shop On Main Street had to move! We Are Now At The Madison Salon & Spa 117 N. 7th Ave. Wauchula 863-781-3224 soc1:23p PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Sherry White of Sherry White Ministries spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Panda Restaurant. They operate a women's program called Lydia's House, a men's program called Mercies of David, a farm called Pioneer Village f or family restora tion, plus an orphanage in Guerra, Dominican Republic. She sai d, "A person will never stop using drugs until the pain of the consequences is st ronger than the pleasure of their high. In the absence of tough love, the addict always bec omes sicker and sicker." Addicts generally have a co-dependent enabler, usually a mother, said White. "Co-dependent enablers, take away the consequences from the addic t. They are often sicker than the addict. Parents need to detach themselves. There will ne ver be a change with co-dependent enabling parents." Lydia's House in Wauchula ha s four women, a housemother and two graduates, with a capacity of 12 women. Mercies of David has four men and one director, with a capacity of 12. The orphanage has 5 to 20 orphans at any one time. The farm is for freezing and canning vegetables. SWM has opened an office at 313 West Main Street in Wauchula. They do not take government fun ding or charge addicts for treatment, which is faith-based. From left are Rita Crosby Jennifer Bakely, Sherry White, Jamie Pelham, Rachel Chapa, and Rev. Randy Johnson (sitti ng). The ministry was founded in 2001. For more information go to swminis tries.com. SHERRY WHITE MINISTRIES PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Donald Applequist, executive director of South Florida State College and dean of re source development, spoke to the Hardee County Rotary Club on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Java Cafe. Sandy Scott won the Queen of Hearts contest and $1,178.50. SFSC began in 1965 as a community college and recently became a s tate college, offering four-year degrees in elementary education, manageme nt and supervision, and nursing. The Foundation was started in 1984 and today manages $ 13 million in assets, including 60 percent stocks and 40 percent fixed income securities, averaging a nine percent annual return on assets. Florida has 28 state colleges and communi ty colleges. SFSC man ages the Take Stock in Children program for at-risk children in the seventh grade, then follows them through high school. Kelly Mancillas of Hardee County recently w on $40,000 in scholarships. The college owns the old Jacaranda Hotel i n Avon Park where 65 students live, the old Lorida school, and the Teacherage in Sebring. Hardee residents who serve on the Foundation board of directors are Terry Atchley, Joe L. Davis Sr., Robin Weeks, Christy Crews, Candace Preston, and Michael Kelly. In photo fro m left are Sandy Scott, Michael Kelly, Don Applequist, Foundation director of pla nned giving Jane Hancock, and club president Terry Atchley. SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE FOUNDATION Hardee Living PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Members of the Hardee County School Board of the 1990s met for lun ch Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Java Cafe in Wauchula to reminisce. In 1994 the board earned a Master Board Recognition plaque from the state. Highlights of the era inclu ded starting the Hardee County Education Foundation, the Cats Bank at Harde e High School to teach students about saving and spending, job sharing for teachers and hiring Johnson Controls to save about a million dollars of electricity annually. Former s uperintendent of schools Derrel Bryan and deputy superintendent Rocky Kitchens also attended. I n front row are Bryan, 1992-2000; Wayne Godwin, 1992-98; and Ro cky Kitchens, 1992-2008. In back row are Bruce Perrine, 1990-98; Jerold Knight, 1990-2002; Ji m Stallings, 1992-2004; and Donnie Autry, 1992-2004. 1990 s SCHOOL BOARD REUNION PHOTO BY JIM KELLY New officers for the Aktion Club were installed Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the sponsoring Wauchula Kiwanis Club at the Panda Restaurant. The club this past year performed over 500 community service hours and raised $100 from pancake sales t o buy Christmas presents for the Toys for Tots program. The club has 32 members, compared to 29 last year. From left are Mary Ellen Bate, director of op erations; Jack Garnett, president; Tina Miller, treasurer; Ashlee Smith, vice president; Kevin Wyche, secretary; Rob Crowder, administrator; and Rev. Randy Johnson (seated), Kiwanis advi sor. AKTION CLUB OFFICERS INSTALLED Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce DanielsThe Herald Advocate 773-3255 or www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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It seems tome like there was more publicityabout covering your plants andtaking care of your animals forthe first mild freeze. It wasdown to 25 on our grove ther mometer. I do not get up duringthe night to see how many hoursit is below freezing. I do all Ican do to protect the fruit andthen just ask the Lord to takecare of things. What a great day we had at Fort Green Baptist last Sunday.It was baby dedication day, andthis brought out the grandpar ents and aunts and uncles! Theones being dedicated wereBowen Davis, Trenton Duke,Colby Harrison, Sadianne Mc-Quaig, Angel Ortiz and Addi-son Sonnier. Also, the boys ofJoe and Dolene Fields, baby Leeand Dylan. It was a pleasure to see Newt and Christine Murdock. Theirthree daughters and many grand children and some great-grand children were with them.Amber was up, and she said theywere all going out to eat tohonor her Papa’s 80th birthday,which is the 24th. Of course,they were all in attendance forthe dedication of Addie, and shelooked adorable but alwaysdoes. In fact, all of the babieswere dressed super and hadsome proud parents holdingthem. Our sincere sympathy is extended to our pastor and Tara onthe death and home-going of hermother. She had been in a nurs ing home for some time and wasjust waiting on her Lord to takeher home. Our sympathy is also ex tended to the family of MarshallGough. He had been sick forsome time, and it looked like hewas winning the fight but in stead made his final journey andwent to be with the Lord. My grandson, T.K., was working in the grove last Satur day cutting down dead trees andof course I had to be out therewith him. I do not think it is safefor anyone to be alone whenusing a chainsaw. It started out as a cold day but quicklywarmed up. The chain died onus so I had to go to BowlingGreen to get a new one, and didnot take the time to put onmakeup or change out of mywinter grove clothes and to-bog gan. While there, a lady — and I did not understand her name butshe lives a little south of Zolfo –asked me if I knew the lady thatwrote the news. I was almostashamed to tell her “me” be-cause I looked so terrible butwarm! I appreciate everyonethat tells me they read the news,and she said it let her knowwhen her relative, David Spen-cer, was sick. I guess it doesserve a purpose! She also gave me some good advice for Sherman and his kid ney stones: Eat all the beets youcan. She said this was from hergrandparents, and sometimes theold remedy is better than doc tors. When Sherman and I were on vacation a couple of years ago,we went to a craft show in oneof the small North Carolinatowns and a lady was sellinghandmade potato bags. Justbags sewed in quilted cloth.Being able to sew, I didn’t pur chase one but just figured Iwould make my own. Now theyare advertising them on TV. I had a brilliant idea (or I thought brilliant) and put a bak ing potato in a quilted glovemitt. It really did the job, and Ihad not put out any effort ormoney! Try it, they taste likethey have been baked in theoven instead of the microwave. Charles Abbott reported that his friend, Gene Roberts, wasvery ill with what appears to bethe flu. If you haven’t gotten ashot, maybe you should. Prayfor Gene. Also, Cody Cowart isvery low. Sherman is having atime getting over his last kidneystone attempted removal. JerryWhite received a kidney trans plant. Please pray for all ofthese. There will be a workday at Fort Green this Saturday begin ning at 9 a.m. Pray for one another and our nation. For the second year in a row, Florida Farm Bureau has re-ceived a coveted national awardfor its programs and operations. The organization received the American Farm Bureau Fed-er ation’s 2013 Pinnacle Award, thehighest recognition conferredupon a state Farm Bureau. Presented on Jan. 12 during the American Farm Bureau Fed eration’s annual meeting in SanAntonio, Texas, the award de noted Florida Farm Bureau asthe best state Farm Bureau in thenation within its membershipclass. Judges based the honor upon evaluations of six categories ofactivities: Leadership Develop-ment, Member Service, PolicyDevelopment and Implemen-tation, Membership Initiatives,Education and Outreach, andPublic Relations and Com-mu nication. Florida Farm Bureau previ ously received the Award of Ex cellence for all categories. Florida also garnered the President’s Award in Public Re lations and Communications,Education and Outreach, Membership Initiatives and Lead-er ship Development. The Presi-dent’s Award is bestowed uponspecific state Farm Bureau ac tivities that are the best of theirkind within each membershipclass. Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick accepted thePinnacle Award from nationalPresident Bob Stallman at amorning general session. Hob-lick said he received the recog nition on behalf of the allFloridians who are involved inFarm Bureau. “I am so proud of the accom plishments of our volunteerleaders, state staff, our countyemployees and our agents,”Hoblick stated later. “They haveonce again proven their out standing capacity for dedicatedwork that secures positive re sults. “To earn the Pinnacle Award in two consecutive years is atremendous accomplishment,”he added. “It confirms that Ihave the privilege of serving inone of the best Farm Bureaus inthe nation.” Florida Farm Bureau Wins Top National Award COURTESY PHOTO Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Daw Jr. Natalie Luttrell of Wauchula became the bride of KennethDaw Jr. of Wauchula in an earlyevening ceremony on Friday,Jan. 10, 2014. The bride is the daughter of the late Janet Louise LuttrellSweatt. The groom is the son ofKenneth Sr. and Tammy Daw ofWauchula. The couple exchanged mar riage vows in an outdoor settingat the home of the groom’s par ents. Officiating was Tina Ja cobs. “I Ain’t Ready To Quit” by Jason Aldean, the couple’s spe cial song, was played by discjockey Adam Newman. The country theme was car ried out with decorations pro vided by the groom’s parentsalong with Rita Sweatt andChrystina Diakomihalis. NicoleBromley Daw served as photog rapher for the nuptial. The bride was given in mar riage by her brother, Terry AllenSweatt. Tending to the bride as matron of honor was Tina Jacobs.Bridesmaids included niecesStaci Macias, Selena Macias andSophia Diakomi-halis, all ofWauchula. Niece Anna Diakomihalis was flower girl, while nephew GarretBivens was the ring bearer. Attending the groom was best man Craig Daw, the groom’sbrother, of South Dakota.Groomsmen included TalmadgeAlbritton, Junior Stevens andnephews Aiden Bivens andChristos Diakomihalis, all ofWauchula. Following the ceremony, a wedding reception was held onthe grounds. Natalie Luttrell Becomes The Bride Of Kenny Daw Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels The Herald Advocate 773-3255 or www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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4B The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 1:23cREQUEST FOR BIDS 1992 MOBILE HOMEThe City of Bowling Green will be accepting sealed bids for a 1992, 28 x 44 double wide mobile home. The structure is located at 562 Lake Branch Rd., Bowling Green, FL and must be relocated. Bids will be received in the City Clerks Office located at 104 E. Main St., Bowling Green, FL 33834 until 2:00 pm, Friday February 7, 2014 at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Final acceptance of the winning bid will be made by the Bowling Green City Commission during their regular monthly meeting starting at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities, and to re-ad vertise. To obtain more information concerning the mobile home and required Bid information visit the City of Bowling Green website at bowlinggreenfl.org or contact the City Clerks Office at 104 E. Main St., Bowling Green, FL. Phone 863-375-2255. CITY OF BOWLING GREEN Mary Alice Tucker, Mayor CITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLICThe General Pension Advisory Committee of the City of Wauchula will hold a Meeting on Tuesday January 28, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. or as soon thereafter as it rea sonably can be held. Items on the agenda are as follows: Update on Pension fund, and any other business that may come before the Committee. The meeting will be held at the Administrative Building located at 126 South 7th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Commissions functions, including ones access to, participation, employ ment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULA S/Richard K. Nadaskay Jr. Mayor ATTEST S/Holly Smith City Clerk 1:23c _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 252013CA000329 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. ANGELLA R. COLEMAN, et al, Defendant(s). ______________________________/ NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pur suant to an Order Resched-uling Foreclosure Sale dated December 16, 2013, and entered in Case No. 252013CA000329 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., is the Plaintiff and Angella R. Cole man also known as Angella Renee Coleman a/k/a Angella Re Cole man, Carl B. Coleman also known as Carl Coleman a/k/a Carl Ben jamin Coleman, Citifinancial, Inc., Tentant # 1, Tenant # 2, The Un known Spouse of Angella R. Cole man also known as Angella Renee Coleman a/k/a Angella Re Cole man, The Unknown Spouse of Carl B. Coleman also known as Carl Coleman a/k/a Carl Benjamin Coleman, are defendants, the Hardee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on Hardee County Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 417 W. Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873, Hardee County, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 5th day of February, 2014, the following de scribed property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclo sure: LOTS 23 AND 24, BLOCK D, LABRISA SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 5 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 912 W PALMETTO ST WAUCHULA FL 338732552 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: December 16, 2013 VICTORIA L. ROGERS Clerk of Courts By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommoda tion in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Rescheduled Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711.1:23,30c _______________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that GRAY E. VANCE, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 480 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2006 Parcel ID Number 10-34-25-0843-00001-0003 Description of Property: LOT 3 HARLEM HEIGHTS SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: JOSE AND LOLA LOPEZ Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, second floor hallway outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the 26THday of FEBRUARY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 21stday of JANUARY, 2014. Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252013TD055XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5121:23-2:13c This years Historic Ghost Tour will feature all new voices, explains Main Street Director Jessica Newman. This year we have new char acters that will be portraying Hardee Countians that were not featured in last years tour. The 2014 Historic Ghost Tour will take place Friday. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased online at www.mainstreet wauchula.com or at the Main Street Wauchula Office located at 107 E. Main St. Tours will be departing at 6, 6:20, 6:40, 7:30, 7:50 and 8:10 p.m. Explore downtown Wauchula with visits from patrons of the past. Enjoy approximately 1hours of entertaining Wauchula history in this guided outside tour. Space is limited and seats sold out last year. Ghost Tour Has New Offerings A certified professional food manager review class and exam as well as the SafeStaff foodhandler certificate program are being offered by Ridge Area Arc. The food-handler class will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thurs day, Feb. 27, at Ridge Area Arc's training room on the main campus of South Florida State College, 120 W. College Dr. in Avon Park. The cost is $15 per student and must be paid by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. Checks can be made payable to Ridge Area Arc and mailed to 120 W. College Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825 or stop by the Arc administration office on Col-lege Drive to make a payment. When submitting payment, include your name, birthdate, address and phone number. A certificate and an original wallet card will be presented to the students at the end of the class. The certification is valid for three years. Students only need to bring to class a No. 2 pencil and a picture identifica tion. Anyone in the food service in dustry or those who are inter ested in working in the field and want to obtain a certificate can enroll in this class, being taught by a certified professional food manager. Florida law requires that all food service employees be trained in an approved food safety program. A public food service estab lishment has 60 days from the date of hire to train its employees with a Florida-approved food safety training program. This includes all employees re sponsible for food storage, preparation, display or any serv ice of food and beverages. Also offered is a food man ager class and exam, on Satur day, March 1, at the Ridge Area Arc Training Room. Class time is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The exam will be from 1:303:30 p.m. The National Restaurant Association's ServSafe food pro tection manager certification is nationally recognized. It is good for five years from the exam date. Every DBPR-licensed food service establishment must have at least one certified food man ager, and one must be present any time four or more employ ees are engaged in preparation, storage or service of food. Managers have 30 days after em ployment to become certified. First-time students will want to get a book and take the review class and exam. The cost is $150 per student and will include the ServSafe Manager Review Guide, class, exam and a FirstTime Passing Guarantee for those attending the review class and buying the guide. Those who just want to renew their certification can take the exam for $90. Register by Feb. 14 for the food manager class and exam. For more details, call Cindy Marshall at (863) 452-1295, extension 124. Register By F eb. 14 For Food Service Classes By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-AdvocateGetting a business up and going at the southwest corner of U.S. 17 and West Main Street may be a good investment. Members of the Wauchula City Commission, sitting as the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) board consid ered this possibility at length during its Jan. 13 meeting. After much discussion, the CRA board decided to approve a commercial revitalization grant of up to $14,175 for renovations at 101 West Main Street, a business which has been va cant for several years. Catharine Taylor Woods spoke about the proposed changes at that property, which is a 4,000-square-foot building. Since it is so difficult to rent such a large location, she pro poses to break it down into a pair of 2000-square-foot units. That will mean one will need a separate handicapped-accessible bathroom and air conditioning, with cost estimates from $28,000 to $31,000. Woods said new wiring was installed in the building after Hurricane Charley and she has a good retail possibility to occupy half of the larger building. Its more feasible to rent 2,000 than 4,000 square feet, she said. Commissioner Ken Lambert said Nothing says more about the city than a vacant corner on the main highway through town. However, since upgrades would increase the value of the prop erty, a good public/private partnership would be for each to pay some of the cost. Therefore, he suggested one half of the lowest estimate, with one half to be reimbursed when a contract with the supplier was completed and one half when the project was completed, hopefully 90 days later. Woods said she would have to consult the property owners, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard P. (Perry) Taylor to see if they would be able to absorb half of the pro posed cost. Lambert recalled the location was where the First Cracker Main Street and First Christmas Card Lane events were held and said it would be good to get an anchor tenant there. Woods said it was part of re habilitating the entire block from the corner to the alleyway to its west. The first one done, the sub shop midway on that block, is doing well and she hopes to duplicate that success. In related CRA matters, director Jessica Newman an-nounced that the downtown parking lot projects were winding up with installation of lighting. A ribbon cutting will be held at the Town Center Parking Lot at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 10, prior to the commis sions 6 p.m. meeting that evening. In conjunction with CRA, the city utility department is looking at contracting for landscaping services, at CRA lots as well as the U.S. 17 landscaping and cemetery maintenance. It could be less expensive that using city crews and save money in the city and CRA budgets, he said, as the commission approved an advertisement for an RFP (Re quest For Proposals) for that work. CRA May Help Upgrade Business NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that GRAY E. VANCE, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 479 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2006 Parcel ID Number 10-34-25-0843-00001-0002 Description of Property: LOT 2 HARLEM HEIGHTS SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: JOSE LOPEZ AND LOLA LOPEZ Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, second floor hallway outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the 26THday of FEBRUARY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 16thday of JANUARY, 2014. Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252013TD054XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5121:23-2:13c 1. In 1985, Tony Perez, at nearly 43, became the oldest major-league player to hit a grand slam. Whose record did he break? 2. During the 1980s, three major-leaguers each played for their father, who was the man ager. Name the players. 3. In 2012, Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch became the sec ond quarterback to run for 1,500 yards and throw for 2,500 yards in a season. Who was the first? 4. Who held the NBA mark for most 3-point field goals made in a season before Golden State's Stephen Curry (272 made) broke it in the 2012-13 campaign? 5. Name the first Southern California hockey player to be drafted by an NHL team. 6. Which two teams have won the most Supporters' Shields (best regular-season record) in Major League Soccer history? 7. What medal, if any, did boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. win at the 1996 Olympics? ANSWERS 1. Honus Wagner was 41 when he did it in 1915. Julio Franco now holds the record, hitting one in 2004 at age 45. 2. Dale Berra, Billy Ripken and Cal Ripken Jr. 3. Michigan's Denard Robinson, in 2010. 4. Ray Allen hit 269 3-pointers for Seattle in the 2005-06 season. 5. Mike Lampman, in 1970. 6. D.C. United and the Los Angeles Galaxy, with four each. 7. He won a bronze medal, boxing in the featherweight di vision.(c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Sports QuizBy Chris Richcreek The U.S. Census Bureau has announced that advance esti mates of retail and food services sales for December 2013 in creased 4.1 percent above De cember 2012. Total sales for the 12 months of 2013 were up 4.2 percent from 2012. A few highlights from December as compared to that same month in 2012 are: Furniture and home furnish ings, up 4.5 percent. Electronics and appliance stores, down 1.4. Building material and garden, up 2.1 percent. Health and personal care stores, up 4.7. Clothing and clothing acces sories, up 5.2. General merchandise stores, up 1.5 percent. Department stores, down 3.3. Non-store retailers, up 9.9 percent. December Sales Rose Over 2012 The Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown CoverageTelephone (863) 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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January 23, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5B H HA A N N C C H H E E Y Y’ ’S SC CA A R R P P E E T T S S !Carpet Wood Laminate Vinyl C C A A L L L L F F O O R R A A N N A A P P P P O O I I N N T T M M E E N N T T D D A A Y Y O O R R N N I I G G H H T T ! o o r r c c a a l l l l ( ( 8 8 6 6 3 3 ) ) 7 7 7 7 3 3 4 4 7 7 9 9 2 2 H H o o u u r r s s : : M M o o n n d d a a y y t t h h r r u u F F r r i i d d a a y y 9 9 a a m m – – 4 4 p p m mWebsite: www.HancheysCarpets.com Email: HancheysCarpets@gmail.com soc1:23c Raji Sonni, MD, FAAPMarcela Jativa, MD, FAAP Denise Mueller-Barker, ARNP Megan Ramirez, ARNP Estaremos abiertos los sbados comenzando el 2 de noviembre del 2013 horas 9 am to 12 pm. Solo para nios enfermos. Lunes Viernes 8:30 am 5:00 pm1125 S. 6th Avenue, Wauchula (Complejo de Sweetbay)1:23c Por favor llama a 863-767-1616 para hacer una cita! La temporada de gripe ya esta aqui y vacunas contra la gripe es tan disponibles para nios de 6 meses a 18 aos de edad. GRAND OPENING Orange Street MarketFurniture and Home Decor 104 E. Orange Street Wauchula, Florida Hours Thursday — Friday 10:00 am — 6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am — 2:00 pm 863-767-0657 '3@=>/,DF,9@,=Drnsoc1:23p GrandOpening MEETING NOTICE H ARDEE C OUNTY C ATTLEWOMEN Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6:30pm Wildcat Grill 902 Hwy 17 S., Wauchula Have you ever thought about getting involved?Please come and see what we are all about. Wemeet every quarter. For more information contactMichelle Crosby Taylor by email at: gandm@ w ild blue.net or Gwen Shaw 781-5302. soc1:23,30c H H U U G G E E 773-9684110 N N . 6 6t t h hA A v v e e . 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Thomas, 77, is an Avon Park resident with many friendsand associates in Hardee County. He is the father of Sherry Whiteof Wauchula, and is a retired salesman and former r adio disc jockey whose morning show topped the Nielsen Ratings. A self-described“little boy captive in an old man’s body,” he can be reached at 453-3589 or by writing 1098 Memorial Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825. Jokes & Philosophies By Truman A. Thomas If Nostradamus would have written anything close to this! Consider Testimonies Volumn 9 beginning on Page 11 by E.G. White M M u u s s t t R R e e a a d d s s : : D D e e s s i i r r e e o o f f A A g g e e s s & & T T h h e e G G r r e e a a t t C C o o n n t t r r o o v v e e r r s s y y Download entire E.G.W. App. from the E.G. White Estate soc9:26-2:13p DEAR PAW'S CORNER: How many treats is it safe tofeed to a small dog at once? Mygrandmother always feeds twobig fake pepperoni sticks to herShih-Tzu after each walk. Shewalks "Cody" three times perday. 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6B The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 N N e e w w & & U U s s e e d d T T i i r r e e s sW W E E H H A A V V E E O O V V E E R R 1 1 , 0 0 0 0 0 0 N N E E W W & & U U S S E E D D T T I I R R E E S S I I N N S S T T O O C C K K A A N N Y Y S S I I Z Z E E , M M A A K K E E & & M M O O D D E E L LF F a a s s t t Q Q u u a a l l i i t t y y S S e e r r v v i i c c e e Y Y o o u u C C a a n n D D e e p p e e n n d d O O n n2 MECHANICS ON DUTY— — B B r r a a k k e e S S e e r r v v i i c c e e A A v v a a i i l l a a b b l l e e — — BILLYBOB’STIRESnrr – 116 REA Rd. Wauchula(across from Wal-Mart)cl1:23c 3 3 OR 3 3 2 2 H HA A R R D D E E E EC CA A R RC CO O M M P P A A N N Y Y( o o s sottn UY EREPA EREEON T EUNrr T T A A X X T T I I M M E E Off ANY VehicleMust Bring Coupon Billy Hill Owner cl1:23c M M n n d da ay y – – S S a a u u r r d da ay y S Su u n n d da ay y9 9 – – 7 7P P 1 1P P – – 6 6P P 773-6667 ~Also~Billy & Janice’s Rentals Houses & ApartmentsBowling Green Flea MarketN N o o w w P P y y i i n n s s o o r r V V e e i i e e s sEqual Housing Opportunity Employer & Provider cl1:9-30c THE PALMS 701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula (863) 773-3809 TDD 800-955-8771 $99 Move In Special through Jan. 31st Plus $1200 FREE RENT (*One year lease @$100/mo reduction) Spacious 2, 3 & 4 BR Garden Apts. Rental Office Hours Monday –Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Staton Auto Sales Large Selection of Cars to Choose Fromn Bill Staton Theresa Hamilton863-781-4460 863-781-9084 !" 30 Day Guarantee on Motor & Transmission Only cl7:14tfc Se Habla Espanol THE BEST DEAL FROM ANY ANGLE No matter how you look at it, there’s no better place to shop for your next car. Now Accepting Applications! nrnnrnRental Assistance Available for Qualified Applicants Central heat & air, refrigerator, range. Close to shopping.Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Committed to the future of rural communities This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer cl1:23-2:13cc BEAUTIFULFORESTGLADEAPARTMENTSat700 East Townsend Street Wauchula, FL 33873rrn 1 BR or 2 BR Apartments for 62+ and/or Disabled with or without children RIVERCHASEAPARTMENTS316 RIVERCHASECIRCLEWAUCHULA, FL 33873Central heat & air, refrigerator, range. Close to shopping.1 Bedroom Starting at $417 2 Bedroom Starting at $454Rental Assistance Available for Qualified ApplicantsOffice Hours 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Now Accepting Applications This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.Committed to the future of rural communities cl1:23c TDD: 711 863-773-0592 Got a Pool Green or Clean? Need Your Pool Repaired? cl11:7tfcCALLCarol’s Pool Service for weekly pool service 863-449-1806 2 STORY BRICK COLONIAL HOME, 5BR/3.5B, 3075 SF, woodfloors, 2 fireplaces, in Wauchula. $219,0002.5 AC WOODED HOMESITE, paved road, corner lot, possibleowner financing, in Ona. $38,500TIP OF THE DAY: John Freeman is anexperienced buyer's agent and is ready to guideyou through the purchasing process of your newhome. Call him today! JOHN FREEMAN (863) 781-4084 Associate SANDY LARRISON, Broker %:=>$225/1:BD+-?/4?7-! :225/1D:225/1 (863) 832-0130 cell AAA-=4.<::6<1-7>C/:8D=-90C-=4.<::6<1-7>C/:8cl1:23c HELP WANTED L.P.N. $35,360 00 The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office is taking ap plications for a L.P.N. You must be at least 19years of age, have a high school diploma orequivalent, never been convicted of a felony ora misdemeanor, be willing to be fingerprinted,pass a drug test and work shifts. Applicationsmay be obtained and returned at the Sheriff’s Of fice, 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL, by 4:00p.m., Friday, January 31, 2014. If other arrange ments are necessary, call 863-773-0304 ext. 211.EOE cl1:16,23c H ill’s Auto World n nrrrn 30 Day WarrantyMotor & TransmissionNOINTERESTORFINANCECHARGES rrrrnrFast and Reliable7 7 8 8 1 1 3 3 0 0 9 9 0 0 o o r r 7 7 8 8 1 1 3 3 0 0 9 9 1 1 cl2:14tfc Jimmy SandraBuy Here! Pay Here! 1:16,23c nr rrr CONTACT HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 1277 W. MAIN ST. WAUCHULA, FL 33873 (863) 773-4754 ABOUT ... ClassifiedsDEADLINE.... Tuesday noon RATES.......... Minimum of $4.50 for 10 words. Each addi tional word is .25 cents. Ads in all capitals are.35 cents per word. Headlines are $2 a line.Blind ad box numbers are $3 extra. BILLING........ Ads must be pre-paid. CLASSIFICATIONS: AgricultureMobile HomesAppliancesNoticesAutomobilePersonalBoatsPetsFurniturePlants/ProduceGunsReal EstateHelp WantedRecreational HousesRentalsLivestockRentals, Commercial Lost & FoundServicesMiscellaneousWantedMotorcyclesYard Sales —The Classifieds— NOW PURCHASING citrus fruit forthe 2014 season for ChapmanFruit Co. Call Frank Vasquez, 863781-4133. 1:9-5:29pCOW HAY, HEMARTHRIA rolls $35, 941-321-9200. 1:2-30pCLEAN, FERTILIZED Hemarthriahay for sale, $30 per roll. Call 863-781-0104 or 863-559-7545. 11:14-3:6p L. DICKS INC. is now purchasingcitrus fruit for the 2013/14 seasonand beyond. Call Mark Manuel @ 863-781-0384.7:8tfc CUSTOMER SERVICE Represen tative, 25-30 hrs., mostly after noons. Apply in person BayLaundry & Cleaners, 205 East Bay St., Wauchula.1:16,23cPHYSICAL PLANT OPERATIONSSPECIALIST (FT) Applicationdeadline: 1/28/14. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com Help Wanted Agriculture for detailed position posting. 863784-7132. EA/EO.1:16,23cCDL DRIVER NEEDED. Must have3+ years experience, clean driv ing record, and willing to travelover the road. Contact Apostle @ 772-708-2140.1:16,23pDRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN ON bonus.Great pay. Consistent freight,great miles on this Regional ac count. Werner Enterprises: 1-855517-2507. 1:2-23cINTERACTIVE CAREGIVING iswhat separates COMFORT KEEP ERS from other caregivers. Ourfocus is on engaging the mind,body, and safety of our clients.CNA, HHA and Homemaker Com panion positions are available inthe Hardee County area. Flexible,full-time or part-time. Learn moreabout a rewarding career enrich ing the lives of others with COM FORT KEEPERS. Apply online:ck381.ersp.biz/employment or call863-385-8558. HHA#299992766. 2013 CK Franchising, Inc. Mostoffices independently owned and operated. 11:7-2:27c 4/2 MH, BARN, workshop, 2 1/2acres $50,000 in Hardee County,863-412-8932 or 941-627-2769. 1:23,30c 4 BEDROOM, 1 1/2 Bath MH onprivate land, on corner lot withlarge yard, BG. Home comes fur nished. $48,000. Possible ownerfinanced with 20k down. 863-2244790.1:23p4/2 PARK DRIVE, $96,000. 2/2 Gar den Drive, $49,000. 2/2 JonesStreet, $55,000. 3 bedroom, 1 1/2bath, 113 North Lake, Avon Park,$20,000. Needs TLC, good rentalarea. 863-412-8932, 941-627-2769. 1:16,23c PERSONAL PROPERTY of D.W.Tatis, James Eures, AshleyOwaby, End Times Ministries willbe sold pursuant to warehouse man’s lien. Said sale will be atBowling Green Storage, 5030Hwy. 17 N. Bowling Green, Floridaat 9:00 am February 4, 2014. 1:16,23p Notices Houses PERSONAL PROPERTY of VernonRichardson, Venessa Garrett,Jonathan Williams, AzucenaRomero, Stormy Boyette, ThomasDeemer, Richard Esquivel, KatrinaDaniels will be sold pursuant towarehouseman’s lien. Said salewill be at B & J Self-Storage, 6675th Ave. South, Wauchula, Floridaat 11:00 am February 4, 2014. 1:16,23p PERSONAL PROPERTY of MarivelGarza, Linda McMillian will besold pursuant to warehouseman’slien. Said sale will be at B & J Mini-storage, 210 N. 3rd, Wauchula,Florida at 10:00 am February 4, 2014. 1:16,23p ADOPT A PET! If you have lost apet or are looking for a new one,the City of Wauchula invites you tocome and see if you can find thepet you’re looking for. TheWauchula Animal Control is lo cated at 685 Airport Road. Pleasecall 863-773-3265 for more infor mation. tfc-dh Pets Sam Albritton Electrical Services, Inc.863-767-0313 Office 863-781-0377 Mobile Residential and Commercial Wiring Electrical Inspections Electrical Preventative Maintenance Ground Testing Lightning Arrestor Serving Hardee County Since 1994 11:7tfc EC13002737 24 Hour Emergency Service

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January 23, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7B Doris Lambert G.R.I, Broker Kenneth Lambert Broker Delois Johnson Associate 781-2360 Charlotte Terrell Associate 781-6971 Steve Johnson Associate 781-0518 Beverly Allen Associate 863-448-6610 Sue Birge Associate 781-3536 Colon Lambert Associate 781-1103 LA M B E RTREALTY INC.105 West Summit Street Wauchula, FL 33873Bus. (863) 773-0007 Fax: (863) 773-0038 3BR/2Bth nice home close to hospital and school. $119,900 Hwy 17 frontage! See this 1B/1Bth, frame with metal roof home located in Bowling Green. $50,000 WATERFRONT 5 acre tract, Charlie Creek frontage, wooded. $50,000 5.29 Acres of Country Living and Wild Game! This wooded tract has a 3B/2Bth DW Mobile Home in good condition. See today. Listed at $100,000 Refurbished older home, conveniently located to post office and shopping. 3BR/2 tiled baths, floors are laminate and tile, new kitchen cabinets and appliances, great location. Only $75,000. Seven (7) vacant lots in small subdivision, road frontage; various prices ranging from $25,000 to $30,000; perfect location for building your new home! GATED, GOLF COURSE COMMUNITY! 3 lots total 1.03 acres @ $48,000 or buy individual lot, listed @ $16,000 FANTASTIC HOMESITE on this 30 Acre tract! 70% pasture, re mainder wooded; secluded and fenced. $170,000 343.9 ACRE GROVE! Located in Lorida, FL; 61 ACRES VALEN CIAS, deep well, large barn with concrete floor, 1.4 miles CSX Rail road frontage; remaining acreage pastureland. $2,500,000. Briarwood Estates! Beautiful .49 Acre lot. Perfect for building your new home! $35,000 Commercial 3.31 Acres with C/B building, central heat and cool, Hwy. 17 location. $650,000 COMMERCIAL 2.09 ACRES LOCATED Highway 17 North. $199,500 Lovely lots in golf course community; 9 lots available. $16,000 each 5.23 acres in eastern Hardee County; wooded property on main road. $35,000 Citrus grove in Hardee County. Approximately 160 acres mixed including Hamlins, Queens and Valencias; 8 inch well runs in zones, three barns, great condition. Call us today! cl1:23cPENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker RealtorsNOEYA. FLORES, BROKER228 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula, Florida 33873 Flores & Flores, Inc.PRICE REDUCTION!! WAUCHULA 4BR/2BA Frame Home in the city limits of Wauchula. Hardwood floors, granite countertops and detached carport. Offered at $67,000. WESHARETHESAMEMLSWITHHIGHLANDSCOUNTY!Remember, Our listings are on the Internet.Anyone with a computer can access them anytime! After Hours Noey A. Flores Broker 863-781-4585 Oralia D. Flores Broker Associate 863-781-2955 Michael D. Boyett Sales Associate 863-781-2827 !!!LOOKING FOR LICENSED AGENTS!!!cl1:23c (863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 www.floresrealty.net WAUCHULA SHORT SALE 4BR/2BA Mobile Home on 2.5 acres with central air & heat. Big open hallway, lots of storage space, front and back porch, metal roof and pasture fenced-in for cattle or horses. Property sits on a dead-end county maintained road. Of fered at $135,000 BOWLING GREEN 3BR/1BA CB home on 50x138 lot. 1468 Total sqft. Nice landscaping. Offered at $49,900.00 WAUCHULA Wooded vacant lot! 2.75 +/acres on St Rd 64 West, great residential building lot with lots of big oaks. Priced to sell at $29,900 REALTORSee more listings at www.joeldavis.com REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS Bartow: 3BR/2BA home built in 2004 w/2 car garage. $136,000! 4BR/3BA home & Hamlin grove on 20 acs. 2 pole bars, inground pool and ac fish pond. $499,000! 200 ac excellent pasture for hunting deer & turkey. $3,850/ac! PRICE REDUCED! 20 acs zoned industrial on Hwy 17. $399,000! 3/2 home in Wauchula close to business area w/3 sheds & a barn for your storage needs. $39,000! 32 acre grove w/Earlies (80%) & Valencias (20%) has 2 wells & irrigation pond.$330,000! Karen ONeal (863) 781-7633 REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS KENNY SANDERS...............781-0153 KAREN ONEAL........... 781-7633 JESSICA PRESCOTT...941-737-6502 KEVIN SANDERS..........368-1926 JIMMY EDENFIELD...........448-2821 MONICA REAS..............781-0888 DAVID ROYAL.....................781-3490HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 cl1:23c 4BR/2BA CB home on Hawaiian Dr in Wauchula. $75,000! 89 acs fronts Peace River & includes cabin, barn, 3 wells, & 35 ac grove. Excellent pasture & majestic live oaks w/plenty of deer & turkey. $735,000! 37 acs w/3 250 well has perimeter fencing & dble paved rd frontage. $125,000! PRICE REDUCED! 9.8 acs fronts SR 64 near Popash. Great for homesite or agriculture. NOW $80,000! 2/1 CB home on 7 acs fronting SR 66. $100,000! SOLD (863) 773-2128REALTORS JOE L. DAVIS JOE L. DAVIS, JR. JOHN H. ONEAL H Ha ar rd de ee e C Co ou un nt ty y: : Ceilto Lindo Nearly 2 acres on Hwy 17 9200 sq. ft. building for auction center, retail, flea market or agri culture business. North and South bound exposure. $299,000. Additional 1.78 acres available. 61 acres Abundance of deer and turkey. 65% im proved pasture with flowing creek. Joins Highlands Hammock State Park. Beautiful high and dry home site. Price REDUCED! $475,500 Lets make a deal! H Hi ig gh hl la an nd ds s C Co ou un nt ty y: : 5 acres in Venus excellent for hunting camp on county maintained road. Great for a weekend get away or permanent residence. $19,500 729 acres of Prime land for possible future development on southeast side of Sebring! 79 acres on Lake Josephine. 4 homes, horse barn, dog kennel. 3 acre+-, 10' high training pen, deer, turkey and other wildlife. Income producing. Asking $1,127,000. Will Divide. REDUCED TO $927,000. 151 acres on Lake Istokpoga 1800'+frontage, Arbuckle Creek 3000'+frontage, and over 1000' Hwy 98 frontage. REDUCED TO $1,450,000!!! Lets make an offer! P Po ol lk k C Co ou un nt ty y: : 451 acres on paved Singletary Rd. 31+ acres in citrus, 345+ boxes per acre. 2 wells 10" and 12", 65%+improved, excellent pasture can be used for citrus or farming. Asking $2,000,000 P PR R O OP PE ER R T TI IE ES S F FO OR R S SA AL LE E Advantage Realty743 US 27 S.Sebring, FL 33872Office: 863-386-1111Fax: 863-3861112Private and Confidential Listings and SalesVISIT US ATMark LambertRealtorCell: 863-832-0401Email: mark33862@gmail.com cl1:23c WANTED:N Nu um me er ro ou us s B Bu uy ye er rs s F Fo or r 5 50 00 0 T To o 2 2, ,0 00 00 0 A AC CR RE ES S REVELLAUTOSALES BUYHEREPAYHERE8 86 63 3-3 37 75 5-4 41 11 13 3A A f f t t e e r r H H o ou u r r s s C C a a l l l l : :Travis Revell Sandra Miller863-245-0383 863-781-4577Se Habla EspaolWE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS 12:19tfc $ $5 50 00 0 O OF FF FA An ny y V Ve eh hi ic cl le e I In n S St to oc ck k! !M Mu us st t P Pr re es se en nt t C Co ou up po on n( (o on ne e c co ou up po on n p pe er r c cu us st to om me er r) ) $ $5 50 00 0 O OF FF F $ $5 50 00 0 O OF FF F 954 sq ft Commercial Office Space For Rent Great Location Just Across From WS Bank Address: 111 East Main Street ; Wauchula, Fl. $800.00 Monthly plus applicable sales tax Contact: Elene Salas @ 836-735-0999 8:8tfc 735-01 883505 US HWY17 S ZOLFOSPRINGSMon. Wed. 10AM 6PM Fri. & Sat. 10AM 7PMCLOSEDTHURSDAY& SUNDAYDANHILL Hills Auto WorldB BU UY YH HE ER RE E! P PA A Y YH HE ER RE E! NOINTEREST ORFINANCECHARGES cl3:8tfc The Classifieds PARK YARD SALE CRAFT SHOW Saturday, January 25 9 am 1 pm Little Charlie Creek RV Park1850 Heard Bridge Rd., WauchulaCoffee, Donuts & Sandwiches Available cl1:23c ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet or are looking for a new one, the City of Wauchula invites you to come and see if you can find the pet youre looking for. The Wauchula Animal Control is lo cated at 685 Airport Road. Please call 863-773-3265 for more infor mation. tfc-dh ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29 requires that all cats and dogs sold in Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have an official health certificate, have necessary shots and be free of parasites. tfc-dh STRAWBERRIES! Center Hill Farm U-Pick now open. 2949 Center Hill Road. 412miles west on SR62. Call Paul 863-781-6900. 12:5-2:2p 2 BEDROOM, 2 Bath MH for rent. Oakhill Park, Wauchula. No pets, no smokers. $600 rent/$500 security. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath apartment. $450 rent/no deposit. No pets. 863-781-3570. 1:23,30c ULLRICHS STORAGE UNITS, several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. & Goolsby St., 773-6448 or 7739291. 1:23c Rentals Produce Pets5/2 HOUSE, 2 car garage, nice location, for info call 954-383-5091, 954-383-5078. 1:9-2:7p 5 BR, 2 Bath MOBILE HOME, $750 month, $500 Security, Charlie Creek Mobile Home Park, also 2 BR, 1 Bath Mobile Home, $500 month, $300 security deposit. Charlie Creek Mobile Home Park. Teresa, 863-781-9084, Bill 863781-4460. 1:9tfc TWO BEDROOM apartment, appli ances plus CA, $500 plus deposit, 863-832-1984. 1:9-2:6p *RENT-TO-OWN* MOBILE HOMES 1, 2, 3 Bed rooms. Cheaper than paying rent. Close to schools and hospital. Lot rent $300. Se habla espanol. 863698-4910 or 863-698-4908. Call today. 7:5tfc ATTENTION! The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits advertising any preference or limitation based on race, color, religion, sex, hand icap, familial status or national ori gin, or the intention to make such a preference or limitation. Familial status includes children under 18 living with parents or guardians and pregnant women. tfc-dh 8, 6, 3, 2 BEDROOM Houses avail able, 5 offices, stores, industrial building, 863-773-6616. 1:2-30p Rentals, CommercialOFFICE SPACE FOR RENT 800 sq. ft. Flexible design. Front lobby, reception area, + 4-5 individual rooms. $700 monthly, OBO. 406 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula. Call 863-7736162. 12:5tfc ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION, additions, screen rooms, carports, glass rooms, pool enclosures, rescreening, decks, concrete. Harold Howze Construction, 863781-2708. RR0050181. 11:21-1:23p ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace Fellow ship Church, 131 S. 8th Ave., Wauchula. Bill 727-326-3816. tfc-dh *** NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP TROUBLE? CALL ULLRICHS PITCHER PUMP For complete well, sales, service and installation, call 863-773-6448. 7:18tfc THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB collects NOT broken prescription eyeglasses, cases and sun glasses. Please drop of at 735 N. 6th Ave. tfc-dh DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs? Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday and Thursday night 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, at the corner of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wauchula. tfc-dh IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous in Hardee county at 863-781-6414. Several weekly meetings. tfc-dh ServicesATTENTION! State Statutes 489119 Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10 Paragraph D require all ads for any construction-related service to carry the contractors li cence number. tfc-dh FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8 am-? 117 Pennsylvania Ave., Wauchula. Baby clothes, toys, furniture, etc. 1:23p FRIDAY, 722 E. Bay Street. Blan kets, clothes, tires, movies, misc. 1:23dh FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 9 am 1 pm, 2370 Hwy. 17N, Wauchula. Kids DVDs, like new baby and toddler clothes, 3X mens, books, candles, shoes (new and used), plants, lots of misc. 1:23p LOTS OF NEW TEEN clothing and lots of young ladies clothing. Beds and sofa beds from $25 up. Bed frames, wrap around tub. All day Saturday. Some clothes $1 bag. Ednas Place besides Double J Restaurant, US 17 South. 1:23c SATURDAY, 3415 VA Lane off of Holland Town, Wauchula. Large yard sale. 1:23p NEW THRIFT STORE in town. Country Life Thrift Shop. We have named brand clothes at a very reasonable price, furniture, and misc. Something for every age. New items daily. Open Mon. Fri. 10 am 5 pm. Sidewalk sale every Sat. 9 am to 2 pm. We accept do nations. 725 South 6th Ave. (Hwy 17). Pink building near KFC. Come check us out. 1:23p SATURDAY, 8-12, Brookside Bluff, Hwy. 17, 2 miles N. of Hardee-Des oto County line, follow signs. Dishes, furniture, golf clubs, lots of misc. 1:23p Yard Sales

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8B The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 —The Classifieds— The Board of Directors of Central Florida Health Care Inc.has named Ann Claussen as thenew chief executive officer, ef fective Jan. 2. Claussen replaces Gaye Williams, who retired on Dec.31. Central Florida Health Care now provides many of the med ical and dental services whichare no longer offered by theHardee County Health Depart-ment. Claussen takes over the CEO role after serving as chief oper ational officer since June andafter being on the Board of Di rectors for five years. She will be able to utilize her extensive for-profit and broadnon-profit expertise to helpstrengthen Central FloridaHealth Care. Claussen has prior experience in the health-care industry and adegree in health-care education,along with extensive connec tions to a wealth of communityresources related to hospitals, fi nancing and governance. Williams had served as the CEO more than 20 of the 39years she worked for the organ ization. The Board of Directors has named Williams “emeritusCEO,” and has asked her to con tinue to serve as a mentor and anadvocate. The agency’s mission is to in crease access in medically un-derserved communities acrossthe three-county service area ofHardee, Highlands and Polkcounties. Claussen New Head Of Health-Care Agency Williams Claussen 1. In 2013, for the third time in major-league history, thereigning Cy Young Award win ners (R.A. Dickey, David Price)faced each other in a regular-season game. Name either of theother two pairings. 2. How many times did pitcher Greg Maddux strike out200 or more batters in a seasonduring his 23-year major-leaguecareer? 3. In 2012, Adrian Peterson became the second MinnesotaVikings running back to havefive consecutive 100-yards-rushing games. Who was thefirst? 4. When was the last time be fore 2012 that Harvard's men'sbasketball team made theNCAA Tournament? 5. Name the last time before the 2013-14 season that the Col orado Avalanche started a sea son at least 6-0-0. 6. Austrian skier Mario Matt set a record in 2013 for the old est skier (34) to win a WorldCup slalom. Who had been theoldest? 7. Who was the last British men's golfer before Matt Fitz-patrick in 2013 to win the U.S.Amateur golf tournament? ANSWERS 1. Frank Viola and Orel Hershiser (1989), and Tom Glavineand Roger Clemens (1999). 2. Once (1998), although he had at least 190 strikeouts infour other seasons. 3. Robert Smith, in 2000.4. It was 1946.5. It was the 1985-86 season, when the franchise was locatedin Quebec. 6. Finn Christian Jagge was 33 when he won in 1999. 7. Harold Hilton, in 1911. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Sports Quiz By Chris Richcreek INFORMATION Roundup Learn About Florida Plants There will be a free conser vation landscaping workshopand native plant sale for resi dents of Hardee, DeSoto andHighlands counties on Satur day, Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. untilnoon at the Turner Center,2250 Roan St., Arcadia. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. Light refreshments willbe served. Emphasis is onusing plants adapted toFlorida, conserving water andgrowing vegetables with littlewatering and no pesticides.For more information, calltoll-free at 866-835-5785, ext.240 or www.CHNEP.org. Relay For Life Has Fundraiser Friday The Fort Meade-Frostproof Relay for Life teams aresponsoring a communityfundraiser on Friday with adinner at 6 p.m. at the FortMeade Mobile Home Park Activities Center, 1046 Sec ond St., SE, Fort Meade. Tickets are $10 at the door, with a choice of meatballs,pulled pork, chicken tetrazz ini, wings or walking tacos. Allproceeds go the AmericanCancer Society. Sen. Rubio Visit Next Wednesday A representative of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will be inWauchula next Wednesday,Jan. 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. atthe Hardee County Public Li brary, 315 N. Sixth Ave. (U.S.17 South), Wauchula. People with problems with any federal program, such asSocial Security, veterans is sues, the IRS immigration orMedicare, can find out moreabout such services. Formore information, or toschedule an appointment,call Rubio’s Gulf Coast officeat 813-977-6450. Free Tax Help For Elderly The AARP Tax-Aide pro gram, a free nation-wide taxpreparation service for low tomiddle income persons 60 and over is available on Mon days from 2 to 6 p.m. fromFeb. 3 through April 14 at theHardee County Library, 315N. Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17 South),Wauchula. Appointments aren’t neces sary. People are served on afirst come, first served basisand are expected to bring allnecessary documents, includ ing Social Security cards forevery household member.Proof of all 2013 income, in cluding interest and divi dends, must be available. Sheriff Plans Torch Run, Sales Leading up to the April 15 Law Enforcement Torch Run,the Hardee County Sheriff’sOffice is also selling T-shirtsfor $12 and hats for $10. Staff is also selling Special Olympics up-to-seven-daycruise raffle tickets, for whichthe drawing will be May 17.Raffle tickets are one for $5,three for $10 and eight for$20. For more information,call Ofc. Kim Pfeiffer at 773-0304, Ext. 229. MAGNIFICANT LAND!! A 5 acre tract of land with cabbage palm. Natural Florida land scape. Priced at $40,000 VERY NICE MOBILE HOME!! This 2005 2bedroom 1.5 bath mobile home is move inready with furniture. Perfect for a new cou ple or someone looking to escape the coldweather up north. Priced at $70,000 MOVE IN READY!!! 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath con crete block home. Nice Family style home!Yard is fenced in. Priced at $42,500 HOME LOCATED IN FORT MEADE!!This 3bedroom, 2 bath CB home in historic Ft.Meade has large family room, dining room,living room with wood laminate flooring. Ashort drive to US Hwy 17 for access to Bar tow and Lakeland. A large back yard for fam ily entertaining. Priced at $52,500 NEWLY LISTED!! Mobile home in pristinecondition w/so many amenities. 3 BR, 1 1/2Bath, kitchen/dining, LR, 12/30 AdditionW/3rd BR. Wonderful play area or greatroom, 2 car carport, screened porch andlarge work/storage/playroom. Totally re done. Certainly a must see! Priced at$49,000. GREAT HOUSE!!This 3 bedroom, 2 bathhome with large family room in Wauchula isclose to schools, shopping and downtown.A detached workshop in back yard is perfectfor storage or wood working. A chain linkfence encloses the back yard. Priced at$38,000 20.10 ACRES! Located off County Line Rdon the Polk County side. It’s a beautifulpiece of property perfect for cattle or plant ing. Priced at $109,000 HANDYMAN SPECIAL!! This 3 bedroom, 1bathroom home is a handyman special andwould be great for a first time homeowner orsomeone looking to invest. Home is veryconveniently located close to schools,shopping, parks and other activities. Homehas great potential, come by and see ittoday! Priced at $30,000 A PEACEFUL FAMILY HOME!This 3 bed room, 2 bath brick home is on a quiet notraffic road outside of city limits. Large oaksin yard, outbuildings, and alarm system.Priced at $159,900 GO TO: HomePath.com For More Fannie Mae Properties NEWLY LISTED!! This 3 bedroom, 2 bathmodular home is located in Bowling Green,FL. Has large yard, metal roof and frontporch. Carport with storage room. Priced at$34,900. INVESTMENT PROPERTY! 9.55 acres used to be a nursery. Has very large metal buildingand a mobile home that could be used forstorage. With some TLC property can be upand running again. Priced at $67,999 PRICED REDUCED!! VILLA LOCATED IN SE BRING!! This 2 bedroom, 2 bath middle unit of Triplex is ready for retirement couple orsmall family. Features include carpet, ce ramic tile floors, open kitchen and screenedback lanai. Good location and easy to travelto US HWY 27. Priced at $54,900 GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD CLOSE TO PEACERIVER!! This 4 bedroom, 2 bath concreteblock home located just outside of town. Up grade in kitchen with new counter tops andstainless steel appliances. Priced at $135,000 5 ACRES OF BEAUTIFUL LAND!! This 5 acretract of land has natural Florida landscapingand could be used for weekend getaways,camping and recreation. Priced at $25,000 PROPERTY!! Two lots, 55’ X 119’ and 25’ X 118’ totaling 80’ road frontage on US Hwy 17in Bowling Green, FL. Lot 10 is zoned R-2 andlot 9 is zone C-2. Both lots are sold together.Priced at $18,000 START YOUR FAMILY HERE!! This 3 bed room 1 bath home is perfect for a new family.Plumbing and electric has been totally up dated, kitchen has a new stainless steelstove, roof was replaced in 2004 and hotwater heater is new. Has a very nice brickfireplace. Priced at only $69,000 A REAL BARGAIN!!3 BR-2B mobile homewith lots of amenities. In ground screenedswimming pool-great place for relaxing afterhard days of work. Furnished, includingwasher & dryer, all kitchen equipment, in cluding tables and chairs, entertainmentpiece center w/TV, love seat, hot tub andmore. Great storage for your extras and all for$38,000. 702 SOUTH6th AVENUE, WAUCHULAr2r Gary Delatorre – Brokerwww.cbhardee.com————— Each office independently owned and operated. Robert Hinerman 227-0202 Nancy Craft 832-0370 Richard Dasher 781-0162 Victor Salazar 245-1054 GREAT LOCATION FOR 200+ ACRES! HASLARGE DEEPWELL AND EXCELLENT SOILIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY!! cl1:23c 10.96 ac building site. Scattered trees & well.$192,500GREAT LOCATION! 3 BR, 2 BA frame home built in 2000. Large corner lot with fruit trees.$115,00061.30 Acres Good property for farming. Close totown.AVON PARK ESTATES! 0/;997E Bath Home on 1 acre Asking $152,000BRIARWOOD Subdivision. r0/;997E Bath house 2 car garage with office and full bath.$299,000! COMMERCIAL BUILDING 4,600 sf on over 1 acre in town. Full kitchen with commercial ap pliances. Possible uses include church, service clubor restaurant. Listed $99,500 ... MAKE ANOFFER! Highway 17 frontage! LOT Zoned C-2 City water and sewer available. $86,500 MINI WAREHOUSE 19 units $155,000 Commercial building Frontage on 2 roads withparking. $149,00033 acre pasture with scattered trees. 11.56 ac canbe purchased separately.$299,000 206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 ''*$&<7&/*/( www.jimseerealty.com James V. See, Jr., Broker Dusty Albritton Realtor Associates Rick Knight (863) 781-1396John H. Gross(863) 273-1017Dusty Albritton (863) 781-0161Shane Conley (863) 781-9664 Parker Keen (813) 523-1523 cl1:23c C C u u s s t t o o m m B B u u i i l l t t H H o o m m e e On 5 Acres W/ Barn-Workshop n)0.&8*5)42'541-*5#&%300.461(3"%&4 */ ,*5$)&/4&1-*7*/(%*/*/(3.4)*()$&*-*/(4$"3("3"( & Plus, 24x70 barn w/2bedroom,1 bath, full size kitchen apt. $"3("3(&803,4)015"$,300.n)034&45"--4"$,0'5)&property 25 ft. deep pond. $339,900 Call Ruth Ann Wood or Cathy Heckerman, realtors with Wagner Realty. 9 9 4 4 1 1 5 5 8 8 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 o o r r 9 9 4 4 1 1 7 7 2 2 0 0 1 1 8 8 1 1 0 0 1:23c BOWLING GREEN QUICK LUBE& AUTO REPAIR Foreign and Domestic Cars Diesel Engines Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions r#EGI=E:7<5@33< 375-4461TERRYMIKE YOURTIREHEADQUARTERS Licensed and Insured Reg.# MV-40625 M ONDAY S ATURDAY 8 am6 pm cl6:21tfc New Tire Changer & Balancer Can Do 26” Wheels Hearn’s Auto Cleaning Service Car Wash and WaxCarpet and Seat CleaningBuff CompoundingHeadliners ReplacedVinyl TopMotor Cleaning cl1:23c Hwy. 17 & S.R. 66Zolfo Springs (863) 735-1495 B4664;=B$9.5B%,8/B%3066 B#98/422482B4=.360,8482 Lamar GilliardHome: (863) 735-0490 Zolfo SpringsMobile: (941) 456-6507 cl4:19tfc GILLIARDFILLDIRTINC. cl1:12tfcI BUYHOUSES781-1062CALLBILLYHILLAT

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10B The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 Q: Can you tell me what Christian Slater is up to now? I recently saw his amazing per formance in the movie "He Was a Quiet Man," and it made me realize I really miss seeing him. Veronica W., Hanover, Pa. A: You have only about a month to wait before you can see Christian again on a regular basis. On Tuesday, March 11, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, ABC will pre miere a new series called "Mind Games," which stars Christian and Steve Zahn. They play brothers Ross (Christian) and Clark Edwards (Steve), who are partners in Edwards and Associates, an unusual business based on the belief that people's deci sions are influenced by their environment in ways they're not aware. By using the hard science of psychological manipulation, the brothers commit to solving their clients' problems. With Clark's expertise and Ross's conartist ways, the brothers use psychology and science to offer clients an alternative to their fates. Q: I don't think I can wait much longer for season four of "Game of Thrones." Carlos F., via email A: Just hold on a little longer. The highly anticipated premiere of the hit fantasy/drama series is set for April 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. The TV series, which is based on the books series by George R.R. Martin, shocked au diences at the end of last season with the infamous "Red Wed ding," and season four's 10 episodes will prove to be just as exciting. It will be roughly based on the second half of "A Storm of Swords," the third book in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels. According to showrunner David Benioff: "I think [season four] is going to surpass season three. There are so many scenes we've been waiting for so long to do, and it just gets more and more fun to write for these characters. We're very excited for it." Q: Any news about "Devi ous Maids"? Pamela G., via email A: I have two exciting bits to tell you: First, season two will premiere on Lifetime on April 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Second, Mark Deklin (whom you all know I LOVED on "GCB") has signed on as a regular cast member. As of this writing, I don't know whom he'll play or how he'll impact the season, but I'll let you know as soon as I can drag the information out of him. Q: I am a fan of "NCIS" and have wondered why Cote Pablo left the series. Judy D., via email A: Cote left for personal reasons, which she chooses not to expand on. On the possibility of returning, she told TV Guide Magazine: "The greatest thing about this last episode is that Ziva doesn't die. As long as a character doesn't die, the character can always come back." Cody recently signed on to co-star in the film "The 33," which is based on the events of the 2010 Chilean mine collapse. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475; or e-mail her at letters@cindyelavsky.com.(c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.CelebrityExtraBy Cindy Elavsky Words To Live By A Daily ThoughtTHURSDAY Reverence for God gives life, happiness and protection from harm. The character of even a child can be known by the way he acts whether what he does is right and pure.Proverbs 19:23; 20:11 (TLB)F F R R I I D D A A Y Y (Jesus said), It will seem like all hell has broken loose sun, moon, stars, earth, seas in an uproar and everyone all over the world in a panic, the wind knocked out of them by the threat of doom, the powers-that-be quaking. And then then! Theyll see the Son of Man welcomed in grand style a glorious wel come! When all this starts to happen, up on your feet. Stand tall with your heads high. Help (eternal) is on the way.Luke 21:25-28 (ME)S S A A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.Nahum 1:7 (NIV)S S U U N N D D A A Y Y For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (fear), but a spirit of power and love and self-control. Do not be ashamed then of testifying for our Lord.II Timothy 1:7-8 (RSV)M M O O N N D D A A Y Y Then Job replied to the Lord, I know that You can do anything and no one can stop You.Job 42:1-2 (NLT)T T U U E E S S D D A A Y Y We have around us so many people whose lives tell us what faith means. So let us run the race before us and never give up. We should remove from our lives anything that would get in our way and the sin which so easily holds us back. Let us look only to Jesus, the One who began our faith and who makes it perfect (complete).Hebrews 12:1-2 (NCV)W W E E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty. Blessed are those who dwell in Your house: they are ever praising You. Blessed are those who find their strength in You.Psalm 83:1,4-5a (NIV) Whats For Lunch? MONDAY Breakfast: Apple Jacks, Turkey Sausage, Graham Crackers, Strawberry Poptart, Waffles, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, PB Jamwich, Cheese Pizza, Wow butter & Jelly Sandwich, Carrot Sticks w/Dip, Vegetable Blend, Fruit Cup, Condiments and Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: Trix Cereal, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Yogurt Parfait w/Straw-berries, Apple Juice, Condi-ments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie, Turkey Corndog, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Celery Sticks w/Dip, Sweet Potato Fries, Pineapple Tidbits, Condiments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Poptart, Golden Grahams, Graham Crackers, Strawberry Cup, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Quesadilla, Hamburger on Bun, Taco Salad, Black Beans, Sweet Corn, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Frosted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Orange Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Oven Roasted Chicken, Roll, Turkey & Cheese Wrap, Cookie, Cheese Pizza, Broccoli w/Dip, Zucchini & Squash, Banana, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Breakfast: Cheerios, Turkey Sausage Pizza, Buttery Toast, Blueberry Glazed Pancakes, Cinnamon Glazed Pancakes, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Cowboy Macaroni, Roll, Cheese Sticks, Garden Salad, Green Peas, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk MONDAY Breakfast: Apple Jacks, Turkey Sausage, Graham Crackers, Strawberry Poptart, Waffles, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, PB Jamwich, Cheese Pizza, Wow JUNIOR HIGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS butter & Jelly Sandwich, Carrot Sticks w/Dip, Vegetable Blend, Fruit Cup, Condiments and Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: Trix Cereal, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Yogurt Parfait w/Straw-berries, Apple Juice, Condi-ments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie, Turkey Corndog, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Celery Sticks w/Dip, Sweet Potato Fries, Pineapple Tidbits, Condiments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Poptart, Golden Grahams, Graham Crackers, Strawberry Cup, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Quesadilla, Cheeseburger on Bun, Taco Salad, Black Beans, Sweet Corn, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Frosted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Orange Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Oven Roasted Chicken, Roll, Turkey & Cheese Wrap, Cookie, Cheese Pizza, Broccoli w/Dip, Zucchini & Squash, Banana, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Breakfast: Cheerios, Turkey Sausage Pizza, Buttery Toast, Blueberry Glazed Pancakes, Cinnamon Glazed Pancakes, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Spicy Chicken Sand wich, Cowboy Macaroni, Roll, Cheese Sticks, Garden Salad, Green Peas, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk MONDAY Breakfast: Apple Jacks, Turkey Sausage, Buttery Toast, Strawberry Poptart, Waffles, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, PB Jamwich, Tuna Salad w/Bread Bowl, Cheese Pizza, Wowbutter & Jelly Sandwich, Carrot Sticks w/Dip, Vegetable Blend, Fruit Cup, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: Trix Cereal, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, SENIOR HIGH Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Apple Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Salad, Turkey Corndog, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Baked Beans, Sweet Po tato Fries, Pineapple Tidbits, Apple, Condiments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Poptart, Golden Grahams, Super Donut, Buttery Toast, Strawberry Cup, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Breaded Chicken Chef Salad w/Breadstick, Cheese burger on Bun, Nachos, Per sonal Pepperoni Pizza, Celery Sticks w/Dip, Sweet Corn, Fruit Cocktail, Orange, Condiments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Frosted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Orange Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: BBQ Chicken, Chef Salad w/Turkey & Roll, Turkey & Cheese Wrap, Cookie, Cheese Pizza, Broccoli w/Dip, Zucchini & Squash, Banana, Apple Juice, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Breakfast: Cheerios, Turkey Sausage, Buttery Toast, Pancakes, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Chef Salad w/Breadstick, Cheese Sticks, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Garden Salad, Green Peas, Apple Slices, Pear, Condiments and Milk Individual menus are subject to change. HARDEE COUNTY KIDS NEED HARDEE COUNTY HELP!Ease a dependent childs way through the court system. Volunteer to be a Guardian Ad Litem.773-2505(If office unattended, please leave message.) PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 1st Public Hearing NoticeHardee County BCC is considering applying to the FL Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $750,000. These funds must be used for one of the following purposes: 1. To benefit low and moderate income persons; 2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or 3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular ur gency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs. The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization or economic development and include such improvement activities as acquisition of real property, loans to private-for-profit business, purchase of machinery and equipment, construction of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial buildings and energy conservation. Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons. In developing an application for submission to DEO, Hardee County BCC must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, Hardee County BCC is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons. A public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's economic and commu nity development needs will be held at the Community Development Office, 412 W. Orange St., Rm. 201, Wauchula, on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. For information concerning the public hearing contact Shelly Massey @ 863-773-6349. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handi capped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired; Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing; those whom need access via Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD); any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Massey @ 863-773-6349 at least two calendar days prior to the meeting. 1:23cPUBLIC NOTICEHardee County Citizens Advisory Task Force will meet on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Court House Annex, Rm. 202, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula, FL. Guests welcome. Area of discussion will be the proposed application to the FL Dept. of Economic Opportunity for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $750,000. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements should contact Shelly Massey 863-773-6349 at least five days prior to the meeting. 1:23c The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meetings to which all interested persons are invited: Rock Ponds Ecosystem Restoration Project Kick-Off. The Southwest Florida Water Management District, in coordina tion with Hillsborough County, is restoring approximately 1,043 acres of uplands and wetlands through this important project. One or more Governing Board members may attend. DATE/TIME: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014; 10:30 a.m. PLACE: 4480 County Line Road, Ruskin, FL 33570 A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Estella.Gray@watermatters.org; 1 (800) 836-0797(FL only) or (813)9857481,x2015 For more information, you may contact: Lori.Manuel@watermat ters.org; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x4606 (Ad Order EXE0298) 1:23c The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meetings to which all interested persons are invited: Cooperative Funding Initiative Northern Region 10:00 a.m. Brooksville Headquarters February 5, 2014 April 9, 2014 Cooperative Funding Initiative Heartland Region 10:00 a.m. Bartow Service Office February 6, 2014 April 10, 2014 Cooperative Funding Initiative Southern Region 1:30 p.m. Sarasota Service Office February 13, 2014 April 17, 2014 Cooperative Funding Initiative Tampa Region 10:00 a.m. Tampa Service Office February 14, 2014 April 16, 2014 Bartow Service Office 170 Century Boulevard, Bartow 33830 Brooksville Headquarters 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville 346046899 Sarasota Service Office 6750 Fruitville Road, Sarasota 342409711 Tampa Service Office 7601 US Highway 301 North, Tampa 33637-6759 Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring spe cial accommodations to participate in these meetings is asked to advise the agency at least five (5) days prior by contacting the SWFWMD Human Re sources Bureau Chief at 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899; 352-796-7211 or 1800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD (FL only) 1 800 231 6103; or email ADACoordinator@swfwmd.state.fl.us. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro ceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. Agendas are available seven days prior to the meeting from the SWFWMD website: WaterMatters.org Boards, Meet ings & Event Calendar; or contact Lori.Manuel@watermat ters.org 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211,x4606 (Ad Order EXE0299). 1:23c BIBLE TRIVIABy Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of 2 Timothy in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Koinonia is a Greek word found 20 times in the Bible, and primarily means ... ? Revenge, Forgiveness, Fellowship, Crucifixion 3. From historical records, who beheaded the Apostle Paul in Rome A.D. 67 (C.E.)? Claudius, Nero, Augustus, Vitellius 4. The concept of the "what"fold ministry comes from Eph esians 4:11? Two, Three, Five, Seven 5. From Psalm 14:1 who/what says in his/its heart, "There is no God"? Pagan, Fool, Insane, Serpent 6. What is the youngest book in the New Testament? Acts, Philemon, Hebrews, Revelation ANSWERS: 1) New; 2) Fellowship; 3) Nero; 4) Five; 5) Fool; 6) Revelation "2014 Bible Trivia Challenge," Wilson Casey's Daily Box Cal endar, is available online and in bookstores.(c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. The Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown Coverage Telephone (863) 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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January 23, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 11B 1:23-2:13c H H a a v v i i n n g g t t r r o o u u b b l l e e g g e e t t t t i i n n g g a a r r o o u u n n d d i i n n y y o o u u r r o o w w n n h h o o m m e e d d u u e e t t o o y y o o u u r r s s p p e e c c i i a a l l n n e e e e d d s s o o r r d d i i s s a a b b i i l l i i t t y y ? ?Or do you know someone, possibly your parents or an elderly and/or disabled friend or relative that is having d ifficulties? Community Development may be able toprovide assistance with needed repairs andupgrades for those with special needs ordisabilities through the homeowner repairprogram. Only single-family owner-occupied residential homes in HardeeCounty qualify. Mobile homes areexcluded. A forgivable loan and homeowners insurance bya low income household are required for this program to en sure the home is safe by replacing doors/windows, repairingstructure issues, making modifications for elderly or phys i cally impaired occupants, and correcting code violations. Preference will be given to elderly andphysically impaired homeowners. Appli cations are available online at www.hard eecounty.net or Hardee Co. CommunityDevelopment, 412 W Orange St, Rm 201,Wauchula or Contact us at 863-773-6349. 1:23c Parker Carlton leads all the girls in a line dance. Pat Carlton gives Loni Damboise a spin around the dancefloor. Betsy Damboise leads the other moms out on the dancefloor (including Mandy Cantu and Christy Newsome). COURTESY PHOTOS BY KATHY ANN GREGG Doyle and Debbie Carlton hold the plaque presented tothem by Justin Webb for all that they do for the HardeeCounty Youth Rodeo Association. Aubrey Stark takes a moment to slow dance with her dad,Jace. Now here is a girl who rides, ropes, ties goats, car ries the flag, wears a crown, hunts and dances (all whilelooking great!) — she is the epitome of what we want ouryouth to be. Lacey Cumbee and Seth McGee enjoy some slow tunestogether. Cayden Newsome gets ready to slide — note that hekicked off his boots, because it's easier to slide in socks!In the background are Zach Carlton (on the left) andRyleigh Kaye Adams (on the right). Rodeo Bits By Kathy Ann Gregg COWBOYS & COWGIRLS, SHALL WE DANCE? For those of you readers old enough to remember the classic movie “The King and I,” I am going to borrow a line from Yul Bren ner: “Shall we dance? Shall we dance? Shall we dance?” Well, that is exactly what everyone did after the awards banquet for the Hardee County Youth Rodeo! Keith Weems, who is the announcer for every rodeo, was the master of ceremonies for the banquet, and stayed to provide themusic for the after-party. And it was not only the youth who participated. Moms Betsy Damboise, Mandy Cantu and Christy Newsome were on the dancefloor giving their kids a run for their money, and dad Luke Cantuand pickup man Will Bishop were out there doing their thing. Even dad Jace Stark took daughter Aubrey for a spin during a slow dance. After a day of serious competition, then good food and an evening of recognition for all their hard work, these youngsters werefull of energy, and let it loose on the dance floor! As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” so I will let the pictures tell the story. But before I close, I want to mention Doyle and Debbie Carlton. They are sponsors for both of the Senior Division All-Around sad dles, in addition to be being a general sponsor of the Hardee CountyYouth Rodeo Association. And this does not even begin to cover allthat they do for the various youth rodeos associations, and the ranchrodeos (and let's not forget the Florida State Fair). In recognition of this, they were called to the stage at the ban quet and presented with a special plaque as a token of appreciation. Enjoy the photos, and on to some of the ranch rodeos for the next columns.Keep these “Bits,” boots and bridles riding. Let Kathy Ann Greggin on your events and achievements, and she’ll keep you covered.Reach her at ksleepyk@aol.com or 773-9459. Keep on riding, Cow boys and Cowgirls!

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12B The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 It’s district tournament time for most winter sports.For girls weightlifting, Merislene Cimeus and Briana Gardner are the only girls to advance to the regionals held yesterday(Wednesday) in Port Charlotte. ——— The soccer girls did well, winning their district quarterfinal round in Lake Wales against Sebring 1-0, with Martha Valadez get ting the only goal of the defensive battle. On the next night, Hardeehad to play against Auburndale, losing 8-1 to the team which turnedout to be the district champion. Lake Wales had beaten Teneroc andtook on Auburndale in a fascinating double-overtime district cham pionship game which Auburndale won 4-3. ——— Boys soccer is in playoffs this week in Auburndale and we wish them well. ——— Girls basketball is in district playoffs next week. The opening game is Jan. 28 and championship game is Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at thegym of the highest seed still in action. ——— Boys basketball winds up this week and is in playoffs the week of Feb. 3. Again, it is the odd format of playing each game at the highest seed involved in that game. ——— Both junior high basketball teams beat Sebring last Thursday. The junior Cats and Lady Cats wind up their season next Thursday. ——— Just getting under way is Youth Basketball League ac tion, which starts Saturday. All game are in the old junior high gym off WestMain Street. There will be games at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. on two courts,which is actually half court. There are five teams in the fourth-and-fifth grade division and three in the sixth-and-seventh division,which cannot include any players from the junior high teams. A bighand of appreciation goes to the fellows and gals willing to take thetime to coach these teams. ——— It will shortly be time for the spring sports to begin. Girls soft ball starts Feb. 1 with a preseason tournament double-header. Thefirst regular season games are Feb. 6 at home against Frostproof.The JV play at 5:30 and varsity immediately afterward, about 7:30. Boys baseball starts with a pair of tournaments, Feb, 6-7 the boys are in Fort Meade and Feb. 10-15 they are in a tournament in AvonPark. The boys do not play JV and varsity games together very often.There are one or two in which the JV plays at 4 and varsity about 7.Otherwise, the games are separate. JV baseball starts its season Feb.10 at Sebring. ——— We don’t have high school girls or boys tennis, boys or girls track or boys weightlifting and junior high volleyball news yet, but willkeep folks advised as soon as we do. ——— NuHope held a fun day at Pioneer Park on Jan. 11, which in cluded a 5k race and one mile run/walk with a variety of entrantsfrom Hardee and Highlands counties. There were a half dozenBryants and a couple of other names I recognized, but will not relatedetails as I’m afraid of leaving out some Hardee participants.Information from school and community athletic events is alwayswelcome. Please call me at 773-3255 or e-mail me at our website,sports@theheraldadvocate.com with news for this biweekly column.Please note that the deadline for weekday sports events is 5 p.m.Thursdays. For events which happen after that time, sports news isdue by noon Mondays in order to have a chance to get in that week’spaper, and is always on a space available basis. Sports Update By Joan Seaman 1:23c www.healthybladder.net Pet Of The Week Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or neu tering of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adoptingany cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel locationis 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill. This is a female Hound mix. She is black and tan with a short coat and long tail. This pretty girl is a gentle giant who gets along with other animals. Her adoption fee is $45. 1. HISTORY: What was the name of the treaty that ended theAmerican Revolutionary War? 2. TELEVISION: What was the name of the prison in"Hogan's Heroes"? 3. THEATER: Which U.S. president was featured in themusical "Annie"? 4. AD SLOGANS: Which car company is part of the adver tising slogan "Baseball, HotDogs, Apple Pie and ..."? 5. ENTERTAINMENT: When did the Miss Americapageant begin? 6. GEOGRAPHY: What was the former name of the TRIVIA TEST By Fifi Rodriguez African nation Burkina Faso? 7. LITERATURE: What was the name of the monster in"Beowulf"? 8. GENERAL KNOWL EDGE: What are the names of the stone lions at the entrance ofthe New York Public Library? 9. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What type of creature belongs tothe order Siphonaptera? 10. MATH: In geometry, what is the shape of a torus? ANSWERS 1. Treaty of Paris2. Stalag 133. Franklin D. Roosevelt4. Chevrolet5. 19216. Upper Volta7. Grendel8. Patience and Fortitude9. Fleas10. A doughnut (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. There is within Hardee County a group of dedicated men and women who have committed themselves to your service, and theyappreciate your continuing prayers and support for them and the pro fessional excellence they continually strive to provide. Our motto as well as our emblem have changed, and will dis play the following: HONOR: Honor the fallen. COURAGE: Courage in adversity. FORTITUDE: Fortitude over fear. RESPECT: Respect the commu nity we serve. ——— As previously reported, Hardee County Fire-Rescue has re cently purchased a ladder truck. This decision was not entered intolightly, or without having previously completed a study of the ben efits and costs directly related to it, balancing that information withthe safety factors to personnel and the value to you, the residents,business owners and visitors of Hardee County. There are questions, opinions, apprehensions that you may have, and I would appreciate the opportunity to provide informationso as to be able to adequately address them. The ladder truck we have purchased is a truck that is 38-feet long, with a wheelbase of 19.95 feet, with the ladder itself beingwhat is known in the fire service as a “straight-stick,” or just “stick,”that is 75-feet long when fully extended. The fire pump on the truck has the “capability” to pump 1,500 gallons per minute maximum, however that capacity is not the nor mal operating GPM, but it is capable of performing at that maxi mum. We typically operate at a much lower GPM than themaximum, in the range of 300 to 800, with the types and sizes offire nozzles being a large factor of that calculation. To alleviate any concern over the hydrant systems within Hardee County unable to supply a ladder truck, I can say that thereare areas that cannot provide adequate supply for our current fireengines, which have 1,250-GPM pumps. This is part of the reason ing of utilizing our tankers within the city areas as well as the ruralareas, so that we have a portable system fully capable to provide ad equate water supply. The applications of an aerial apparatus encompass a w ide range, with the greatest utilization of the ladder being at single-story resi dential/commercial structure fires for ventilating the roof and spray ing water from above the fire, aiding in a more rapid fire control andextinguishment and a safer operational atmosphere for the firefight ers. This information is not provided from hearsay but from my per sonal experiences with Charlotte County Fire EMS and having hadworked for many years on aerial apparatus that ranged in size from55’, 75’ and a 100’ aerial platform. I am very well versed in the op erations and applications of aerial apparatus and their necessitywithin the fire service. I have worked as a lieutenant on the laddertruck and have been the incident commander as a battalion chi ef when confronted with the efficient application of aerial strategiesand tactics at an emergency scene. In this experience I have been a part of the application of the aerial apparatus within law enforcement operations when the aerialwas utilized to assist deputies in gaining access to roofs of buildingsto affect their operations in an investigation or apprehension of sus pects. The aerial has also been an invaluable asset in gaining accessto individuals trapped on towers, medical emergencies in elevatedareas and the like. In closing, I would like to say that if you have any questions concerning the aerial apparatus that was purchased and the opera tional applications, please do not hesitate to come by the office orcall me at 773-4362. 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C The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, January 23 2014 PAGE ONE By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate Coming back from the holi day break, both Hardee JuniorHigh basketball teams workedback into shape to beat Sebringon Thursday night. They have a trio of games to end the season. Of course, therewere none on Monday as schoolwas closed for the Dr. MartinLuther King Jr. holiday. In theMonday-Thursday format of theHeartland Middle Schools,Hardee plays at Lake Placidtoday (Thursday). Next week’s games finish up with a visit from DeSoto onMonday in the home finale anda trip to Hill-Gustat next Thurs day in the season finale. The junior Wildcats started the new year routine with a Jan.9 trip to Desoto, which won 38-23. For the Cats, Mikeeven Rho den had the hot hand with a trioof treys, a deuce and a pair offree throws for 13 points. RandyMcLeod added a half dozen,Nick Nichols notched a pair offour shots and Damian Ro driguez and Drew McGuckineach hit a solo free throw. On Jan. 13, Hardee hosted Avon Park, which won 47-25,with Jason Duff and MontraeBushehill each hitting for 10points. For Hardee, the game’s high scorer again was Rhoden, who nailed for treys for a dozenpoints. Adrian DeLeon had five,Austin Smith four and Nicklausand Kai Washington each twopoints. Hardee prevailed in the Jan. 16 game at Sebring, winning 40-36. Jakquwel Miller had 13points for Sebring, with Rhodenmatching that for high scorer,sinking a quartet of three-point ers and a free throw. McLeodadded 10 points, Washingtonseven, Jean Youte six, andMcGuckin and Rodriguez eachtwo points. Other young Wildcats are Cody Helms, Cecilio “Buddy”Hernandez, Mario Gomez, IsaacCarmona, Hardee Pace andDamar Harris. The junior high girls had sim ilar results in their first threegames of the new year. They lostto DeSoto and Avon Park beforebursting forth for a 29-21 winover Sebring to bring their sea son record to 3-4. Kyra Wilson topped all scor ers with a dozen points for thejunior Lady Wildcats. MahlieSampson added seven, RebecaCortes five, Destinee Jacksonthree and Layla Santoya twopoints. Other Hardee girls are Savannah Mullins, Sarai Santana,Alexis Garza, Julissa Flores,Yvrose Youte, Rachel St. Fort,Ederika Austin, Beyonce Mos-ley and manager Azaria Rivers. HJHS Hoops Both Beat Sebring HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION The Hardee County Commission will hold its rescheduled evening meeting today (Thursday) beginning at 6 p.m. in Room102, Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. Themeeting can be followed on computer by going to www.hardee-clerk.com and following the link just above the picture of thecourthouse. It, and past meetings can also be seen at that link anytime. Each contains an information packet for the items discussedduring the meeting. The following is a synopsis of agenda topicsthat may be of public interest. Times are approximate except foradvertised public hearings. —Zoning, 6:05 p.m., Ordinance 2014-05 rezoning a little over 100 acres to commercial/industrial business for Commerce Park ad dition. —Public hearing, second and final reading of Ordinance 201401 amending the five-year capital improvement plan to add a newfifth year, 6:30 p.m. —Resolution to close a portion of Crews Road, 6:45 p.m.—Rescinding the minor site plan review process set in 2012, 7:10 p.m. —Waiver of site plan review and development standard re-quire ment for Lot 14 in the Commerce Park for PF Man. 7:35 p.m. —Emergency Medical Services write-off of $282,680.20 for 2011, and prepayment on purchase of Pierce Fire Engine, 7:50 and8:05 p.m. —Withdrawal of endorsing state Department of Transportation work plan report for 6/14 through 6/19, 8:20 p.m. —County manager evaluations and summary, 8:35 p.m.—reappointment of advisory boards and review of meeting dates which conflict with other events/holidays. This agenda is provided as a public service of The HeraldAdvocate and the Hardee County Commission for those whomay wish to plan to attend. On The Agenda PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO The Hardee Junior High girls basketball team which recently beat Sebring includes (front, left to right) Alexis Garza, Julissa Flores, Mahlia Sampson, Ederika Austin and Mahlie Sampson; (m iddle row) assistant coach Honesty Martinez, Layla Santoyo, manager Azaria Rivers, Rebeca Cortez, Diamond Faulk Sarai Santana, Beyonce Mosley and Head Coach Sean Brown; (back row) assistant coach Gloria Solis, Sava nnah Mullins, Rachel St. Fort, Kyra Wilson, Destinee Jackson, Jarisa Lindsey and Yvrose Youte. Oil, GasPricesStable Both oil and gas prices remain stable at this time, with thenational average hoveringaround $3.30 a gallon. So far, 2014’s gas prices mir ror those at the start of last year. At this time last year, the na tion’s average price for a gallonof regular gas was $3.30, whereit stayed until February. Then,pump prices rose up-wards of$3.80 a gallon. The cost for gasranged between $3.50 and $3.80until mid-September, when itdropped below $3.30 again. "It still looks like we will enjoy stable gas prices through out the rest of the month,” saidJessica Brady, AAA spokesper son, The Auto Club Group. "Un less something substantialoccurs, like a major spike in fueldemand, gas prices should re main around $3.30 to $3.40 untillate February, when refineriesbegin the seasonal fuel switch.” The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gaso line is $3.29, two cents less thanlast week. Florida's average of$3.37 also fell two cents fromlast week. For the second time, Florida Hospital Wauchula has beennamed to the annual list of TopHospitals compiled by TheLeapfrog Group. Also recognized was Florida Hospital Heartland MedicalCenter, with locations in Seb-ring and Lake Placid. The announcement came at Leapfrog’s annual meeting onDec. 3 in Arlington, Va., whichgathered Leapfrog members, in dustry partners, health-carestakeholders and national col laborators. “It is so gratifying to see the fruits of our labor! Our profes sional clinical staff and dedi cated physicians are constantlystriving for excellence in every thing they do. The end result isbetter patient care for a happierpatient,” stated Florida HospitalCEO Eric Stevens. “The Leapfrog Hospital Survey sets the highest bar for com paring hospitals’ performanceon the national standards of safety, quality and efficiencythat are most relevant to con sumers and purchasers of care.The 2013 Top Hospitals list wasclosely culled from a recordnumber of 1,324 hospitals vol untarily participating in the sur vey,” noted Dr. Jorge Gonzalez,a Florida Hospital vice presidentand the chief medical officer. “The medical staff feels proud, inspired and engaged tosee that Florida Hospital Wau-chula was one of the 22 ruralTop Hospitals in the UnitedStates to receive this recogni tion,” he added. "The kind of consistent recog nition from networks of stake holders and collaborators likeLeapfrog affirms that ruralhealth-care delivery is alive andwell in our area," said FloridaHospital vice president andWauchula Administrator DeniseGrimsley. "This hospital staff works day and night every day of the yearto respond with quality care. We're glad Leapfrog sees thedifference they are making," sheadded. “The field of hospitals’ con sidered for this year’s eliteLeapfrog Top Hospital distinc tion was more competitive thanever. By achieving the Top Hos pital accolade, Florida Hos-pitalHeartland Medical Center andFlorida Hospital Wauchula havedemonstrated exemplary per formance across all areas ofquality and patient safety thatare analyzed on the LeapfrogHospital Survey. “If my family or friends needed care, I’d be comfortablesending them to Florida Hospi-tal,” said Leah Binder, president& CEO of The Leapfrog Group. Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and FloridaHospital Wauchula were se lected as a Top Hospital out of arecord number of 1,324 hospi tals participating in The Leap-frog Group’s annual survey. 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APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 310 Orange St. 773-1017 Sunday Meet & Greet .......... 10:15 a.m. Sunday School .................... 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service .................... 12:00 p.m. Tuesday Prayer Meeting ........ 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:00 p.m. CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH 708 W. Grape St. 375-3353 Sunday School ...................... 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship .................... 8:00 a.m. Sun. Eve. Worship 1st & 3rd4:00 p.m. Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ...... 6:00 p.m. CHRISTIAN BIBLE FELLOWSHIP Hwy. 17 South Morning Worship ................ 10:30 a.m. Youth Group Sunday .......... 6:00 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD 121 West Broward St. 375-2231 Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday............................ 7:30 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH 725 Palmetto St. 375-3304 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m. Evening Worship 1 st Sunday...................... 5:00 p.m. COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP M ain & W. Centra. Sunday AM Worship ............ 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening .................... 6:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting ..... ....... 7:00 p.m. FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD 4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Disciples Train & Choirs ...... 5:30 p.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Bowling Green 4531 Hwy. 17 N 375-2253 S UNDAY : Bible Study ............................ 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. W EDNESDAY : Discipleship Training Youth & Adult .................. 6:00 p.m. TeamKID (ages 3-5th grade) .. 6:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Grape & Church Streets 375-2340 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study .................. 6:00 p.m. FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH Baptist Church Road 773-9013 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening .................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Supper .............. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday B ible Study ........ 7:00 p.m. HOLY CHILD SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION Misa (Espanol) Sunday ........ 7:00 p.m. IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO 105 Dixiana St. 375-4191 Domingo De Predicacion .... 11:00 p.m. Martes Estudio Biblico .......... 7:00 p.m. Miercoles Estudior Juvenil .... 7:00 p.m. Jueves De Predicacion .......... 7:00 p.m. IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 210 E. Broward St. 445-0290 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer .................. 7:00 p.m MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 607 Palmetto St. Church School ...................... 9:30 a.m. Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m. Evening Service ............... ..... 7:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ...... 7:00 p.m. Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. .. 6:00 p.m. MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH 6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Disciples Training .................. 5:00 p.m. Evening Worship .................. 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time ........ 7:00 p.m. OPEN DOOR FULL GOSPEL PRAISE CENTER E. Broward St. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service ...................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:30 p.m. PRIMERA MISION BAUTISTA Murray Road off Hwy. 17 375-2295 Domingos Escuela Dom. ...... 9:45 a.m. Servicio de Adoracion .......... 11:00 a.m. Servicio de Predicacion ........ 5:00 p.m. Miercoles Servico .................. 6:30 p.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH 3365 South US Hwy 17 Morning Service .................. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Study/Learning .. 6:30 p.m. ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH 513 W. Orange St. 375-2911 Sunday Church School .......... 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........ 6:30 p.m. VICTORY PRAISE CENTER 128 E. Main St. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Thursday Night Services, Evening Worship. .................. 7:00 p.m. Kidz Club. .............................. 7:00 p.m. IGLESIA PENTECOSTES VISION POR LAS ALMAS 149 Badger Loop 448-2831 Martes: Oracion .................... 7:00 p.m. Jueves: Ensenaza Biblica ...... 7:00 p.m. Domingo: Servicio .............. 10:30 a.m. LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH r1C=>:91@1E581=>:91 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH 202 Sidney Roberts Road Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Disciples Training .................. 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer .............. .. 6:00 p.m. ONA BAPTIST CHURCH 131 Bear Lane 773-2540 Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. UNION BAPTIST CHURCH 5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622 Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday AWANA for Kids .............. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m. APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Englishg Service .................. 11:30 a.m. General Worship Service ...... 1:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer ...................... 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:00 p.m. CELEBRATION CHURCH Rainey Blvd. 863-781-1624 hardee.celebration.org Sunday Morning Service .... 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ........ 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Service .... 5:30 p.m. Childcare provided at all services CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP 773-0427 Celebration Service .............. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Cell Groups Adult Cell Group .................. 7:00 p.m. Youth Cell Group .................. 7:00 p.m. Children’s Cell Group .......... 7:00 p.m. Call for locations CHARLIE CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship .............. 6:30 p.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST 201 S. Florida Ave. Sunday Bible Study .............. 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service ...... 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........ 7:00 p.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST Will Duke Road 773-2249 Sunday Morning Worship ...... 9:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Class .............. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ...... 6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Bible Class ........ 7:00 p.m. Men’s Leadership & Training Class 2nd Sunday of Month ........ 4:00 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD Martin Luther King Blvd. 767-0199 CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532 Sacrament Meeting ................ 9:00 a.m. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Priesthood............................ 11:00 a.m. COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS (SPANISH) 615 Rainey Blvd. 257-3950 Sunday Bible Study ............ 10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ........ 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:00 p.m. DIOS ES AMOR 807 S. 8th Ave. 773-4576 Domingos Escuela Dominica .......................... 10:00 a.m. Servicio................................ 11:00 a.m. Lunes Oracion ...................... 6:00 p.m. Miercoles Servicio ................ 7:00 p.m. EL REMANENTE IGLECIA CRISTIANA 318 W. Main St.. Martes Oracion ...................... 7:00 p.m. Jueves Servicio ...................... 7:30 p.m. Viernes Servicio .................... 7:30 p.m. Domingo Servicio ................ 10:30 a.m. ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY 501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470 Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Service .................. 11:30 a.m. Evening Service .................... 7:30 p.m. Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath .. 7:30 p.m. Friday (Holy Ghost Night) .... 7:30 p.m. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105 Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship .................. 11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship .................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Supper ................ 6:15 p.m. Wed. Youth Fellowship .......... 6:50 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........ 7:00 p.m. FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD 701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800 Sunday School ...................... 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship .................. 10:20 a.m. Children’s Chuch ................ 10:40 a.m. Evening Service .................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........ 7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1570 W. Main St. 773-4182 S UNDAY : Bible Study for all ages ........ 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. W EDNESDAY : Sr. Adult Bible Study .......... 10:00 a.m. Children’s Chiors (PK-Grade 4) .................... 5:30 p.m. PRAISE 57 – Jr High Chior .. 5:30 p.m. Mid-Week Prayer Meeting .. 6:00 p.m. Kids On Missions (PK-Grade 4) .................... 6:00 p.m. Club 56 ................................ 6:00 p.m. Youth Group (Grades 7-12) 6:00 p.m.Family Life Ministry & Discipleship .................. 6:00 p.m. Church Orchestra .................. 6:00 p.m. Adult Choir .......................... 7:00 p.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243 S UNDAY : Generations Caf Opens........9:30 a.m.Kids World Check-In for Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m. Pre-K Blast .......................... 10:45 a.m. Kids World B.L.A.S.T. (K-5th)............................ 10:45 a.m. Worship Service .................. 10:45 a.m. W EDNESDAY : Check-In begins for Nursery-5thgrade.................. 6:15 p.m. Classes for children ages PreK-12th grade ............ 6:30-8:00 p.m. FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 511 W. Palmetto St. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1347 Martin Luther King Ave. 773-6556 Sunday School ...................... 9:30 a.m. Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/ Bible Study ........................ 6:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ...... 7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267 Coffe and Fellowship ............ 9:15 a.m. Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Blended Sunday Worship .... 10:55 a.m. Wednesday Night Dinner ...... 6:00 p.m. Youth (0-18) & Adult Programming .... .............................................. 7:00 p.m. FLORIDA’S FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386 Sunday School ...................... 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 10:00 a.m. Wed. Family Night ................ 7:00 p.m. Adult, Children & Radiate Youth Church FLORIDA GOSPEL 511 W. Palmetto 223-5126 Sunday Morning Worship ... 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Worship .............. 7:30 p.m. THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE 810 W. Tennessee St. 863-735-1158 Morning Service .................. 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:00 p.m. HEARTLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH 1262 W. Main St. 767-6500 Coffee & Donuts .................... 9:00 a.m. Sunday School ...................... 9:30 a.m. Worship................................ 10:30 a.m. Wed. Night Dinner ................ 6:00 p.m. Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl. Crossroads & Lighthouse Min. ................ 7:00 p.m. HIGHER GROUND INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY 1258 W. MAIN STREET WAUCHULA, FL Sunday Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study ........ 6:30 p.m. IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL SEPTIMO DIA Old Bradenton Road 767-1010 IGLESIA de DIOS ALFA Y OMEGA 1909 Stanfield Rd. Sunday School .................... 10: 00 a.m. Evening Service .................... 6:00 p.m. Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer Night)................................ 7:30 p.m. Friday Worship Service ........ 7:30 p.m. IGLESIA HISPANA FUENTE DE VIDA 501 N. 9 th Ave. Martes.................................. 7: 30 p.m. Jueves.................................... 7:30 p.m. Domingo.............................. 10:30 a.m. IGLESIA HISPANA PRESENCIA de Dios 511 W. Palmetto St. Domingos.............................. 6:00 p.m. Miercoles...............................7:00 p.m. JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES ENGLISH 155 Altman Road 1131 Sunday Service ...................... 2:00 p.m. JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES SPANISH Sunday Service .................... 10:00 a.m. LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave. Wauchula, FL Friday Evening ...................... 6:00 p.m. LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. MINISTERIO INTERNACIOAL Cambriadores de Mundo 704 W. Main St. 773-0065 Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m. MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST CHURCH 117 W. Palmetto St. 773-2929 Sunday Service .................... 10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ........ 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:00 p.m. Children Ministries for all services NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH 1999 State Road 64 East Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service ... 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship Service ...... 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper ...... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Activities (All Ages) .......................... 7:00 p.m. NEW BEGINNING CHURCH Georgia & 9th Avenue 781-5887 Sunday Worship .................. 11:00 a.m. 2nd Sunday Communion .... 11:00 a.m. Bread of Life Sunday ........ 12:15 p.m. T.H.E. Meeting Tuesday .... 7:00 p.m. NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH 10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023 Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) .................. 8:00 a.m. Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. 2nd Sunday Youth Service .... 4:00 p.m. Allen Christian Endeavor ...... 4:00 p.m. Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ........ 7:00 p.m. NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Supper ................ 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 4350 W. Main St. 735-0321 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........ 6:30 p.m. PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH 1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858 1 st & 3 rd Sun. Communion.................... 10:00 a.m. 2 nd & 4 th Sun. Divine Worship ........ ........ 10:00 a.m. Bible Study .......................... 11:15 a.m. ** Fellowship each Sunday after service PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 149 Manley Road East Main 773-5814 Sunday School ...................... 9:30 a.m. Worship Service .................. 11:00 a.m. Wed. Evening Prayer ............ 7:00 p.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH 3365 North US Hwy 17 Morning Service .................. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Study/Learning .. 6:30 p.m. RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344 Radio Program WZZS Sundays .................. 9:00 a.m. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY 1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Service .................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:00 p.m. ST. ANN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418 Sunday.................................. 9:30 a.m. Holy Days ............................................ ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC CHURCH 408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089 Saturday Mass (English) ... ... 5:00 p.m. (Spanish)...... 7:00 p.m. Sunday(English).................... 8:30 a.m. (Spanish).................. 11:30 a.m. (Creole)...................... 1:30 p.m. Catecismo.............................. 9:45 a.m. Daily Mass in English .......... 8:30 a.m. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927 Sabbath School .................... .9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Tues. Prayer Meeting ............ 7:00 p.m. SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE 1652 Old Bradenton Road Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship .............. 7:30 p.m. TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY 1507 MLK Avenue Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:30 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 7:00 p.m. Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train .................... 7:00 p.m. Friday Prayer Service ............ 7:00 p.m. WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD 1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 773-0199 Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:15 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Fam. Training .... 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Youth Bible Study ...... 7:00 p.m. Friday Night Worship ............ 7:30 p.m. WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 210 Anderson Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Church...................... ............ 10:00 a.m. Youth Service ........................ 6:00 p.m. Evening Service .................... 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:30 p.m. WAUCHULA HILLS SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD 1000 Stansfield Rd. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer ...................... 7:30 p.m. Thursday Worship .................. 7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship .................. 7:30 p.m. WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER (Full Gospel) 501 N. 9th Ave. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Youth & Child. Church .......... 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship .................. 7:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study .................. 7:00 p.m. Men’s Fri. Prayer .................. 7:00 p.m. COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH Gardner Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:00 p.m. CREWSVILLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 8251 Crewsville Road Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657 Sunday School ............ .......... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 6:30 p.m. EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS CHURCH INC Corner of 6th and Hickory Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 7:00 p.m. Wednesday............................ 7:30 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ZOLFO 320 E. 4th St. 735-1200 Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Training Union ...................... 5:00 p.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-1544 Gospel Music ...................... 10:30 a.m. Worship Service .................. 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........ 7:00 p.m. FOX MEMORIAL HOLINESS CHURCH #1-<%>En Sunday Morning Worship .... 10:00 a.m. Sunday Night Worship .......... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:30 p.m. GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH South Hwy. 17 494-5456 Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship .............. .. 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. LIFE CHANGING WORSHIP CENTER 3426 Oak St. 863-832-9808 Sunday Worship .................... 2:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........ 6:30 p.m. MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH 2465 Oxendine Rd. (863) 832-9292 Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Worship................................ 11:00 a.m. Evening.................................. 1:00 p.m. Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet....7:00 p.m. NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER 64 E. & School House Road Church 735-8585 Childcare 7358586 Morning Worship ................ 10:00 a.m. Children’s Church ................ 10:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ............ 7:00 p.m. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD FAITH TEMPLE Oak Street Sunday Worship .................. 10:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 7:00 p.m. Tuesday Worship .................. 7:30 p.m. Thursday Worship .................. 7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship .................. 7:30 p.m. PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA HISPANA 518 8th Ave. E. Escuela Dominical .............. 10:00 a.m. Servicio del Domingo .......... 11:00 a.m. .............................................. 7:00 p.m. Servicio del Miercoles .......... 7:30 p.m. PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH Pioneer Park 2nd Sunday .......................... 10:30 a.m. Evening Service .................... 6:30 p.m. 5th Sunday ............................ 6:00 p.m. REALITY RANCH COWBOY FELLOWSHIP 2-1/2 Miles east of Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66 863-781-1578 Sunday Service .................... 11:00 a.m. ST. PAUL’S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636 Sunday School . ................ 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ...................... 11 a.m. Wed. Prayer Service .............. 7:00 p.m. SAN ALFONSO MISSION 3027 Schoolhouse Lane Domingo, Misa en Espano .. 10:00 a.m. Catecismo............................ 11:00 a.m. SPANISH MISSION 735-8025 Escuela Dominica . ........ 10:00 a.m. Servicio................................ 11:00 a.m. Pioneer Club .......................... 6:30 p.m. Servicio de la Noche ............ 7:00 p.m. Mierecoles Merienda ............ 6:00 p.m. Servicio.................................. 8:00 p.m. Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........ 5:00 p.m. BOWLING GREEN BOWLING GREEN ONA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA Peace River GrowersWholesale Nursery Donnis & Kathy BarberHwy. 66 EastP.O. Box 760 (863) 735-0470 Zolfo Springs, FL — Schedule of Weekly Services — ZOLFO SPRINGS ZOLFO SPRINGS Printed as a Public Service by The Herald-Advocate Wauchula, Florida Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m. 2C The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 A group of first grade stu dents was touring ourGardens. One of themtripped, fell and skinned hisknee. We carefully cleaned itand bandaged it. Glad thathe didn’t cry, I complimentedhim by saying, “You are abrave boy. You didn’t cry.” “I’m not gonna cry,” the boy answered. “I’m gonnasue.” He loved us even whenwe did not love Him. Andthere is no one in the worldthat He loves more than you. Some of us swerve to the left and some of us swing tothe right. But most of us arecentered — self centered.When things go wrong, westew, and sometimes westew long enough that wewant to sue or try to figureout a way to get even or thinkof some type of revenge. It is the love of gold that makes some people bitter,but it is the love of God thatalways makes people better. Where have you placed your love?

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January 23, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3C Eric Stevens is the new CEO of Florida Hospital HeartlandMedical Center effective Jan. 2. Stevens assumed leadership responsibility for the three hos pitals in the group: Florida Hos pital Heartland Medical Center,Florida Hospital Heartland Med ical Center Lake Placid andFlorida Hospital Wauchula. Stevens had served as vice president of operations atFlorida Hospital Orlando, theflagship of Adventist HealthSystem. In this role, he providedexecutive leadership for manyprocedural areas of the hospitalas well as core operational func tions. In addition, he had re sponsibility for the FloridaHospital Transplant Institute andTransLife Organ ProcurementOrganization. He has 30 years of health-care experience and has also held leadership positions at AdventistHealth in Portland, Oregon andLoma Linda University in Cali fornia. Stevens graduated from Pa cific Union College in 1985 witha Bachelor’s Degree in nursingand holds a graduate degree in health-care administration fromSt. Francis Uni-versity. “I have always been called to serve and contribute in areas thatdirectly impact patient care,”said Stevens. “I have been soimpressed with the medicalstaff, employees and communitymembers that I have met atFlorida Hospital Heartland, andI am excited to be part of a teamthat touches and makes the dif ference in the lives of others.” Stevens replaces Warren San tander, who filled in for the pasttwo months as interim CEOwhile a search was under way toreplace previous CEO TimCook. Santander will now hap pily re-enter retirement whileCook is currently serving asCEO at Florida Hospital De Land. Stevens Florida Hospital Names Stevens As New CEO Collecting Q: I have three glass bowls from the1950s. A dealer in myarea has identifiedthem as being pieces ofVaseline glass. What isVaseline glass, and is itcollectible? — Emma, Conway, Ark. A: Vaseline glass is a transparent yellowish-green orgreenish-yellow glass, so namedbecause it is close to the color ofVaseline petroleum jelly. Whenfirst made, it was marked as ca nary glass. Early Vaseline glassgets its color from uranium oxidewhen added to lead glass. The re sult is a glass that will flash twocolors in sunlight and fluoresceunder ultraviolet light. Other yel low-green glass will not. Yoursecond question is easier to an swer. Yes, it is collectible, andprices depend on the piece andwhere it is being sold. Q: My dad was a carpenter and had quite a tool collection.I am in the process of liquidat ing his estate. and it has nowcome down to his tool room.Can you advise me? — Billy, Rio Rancho, NM A: Steve Johnson is an ap praiser, collector and a dealer ofvintage tools. Check out his ex cellent website at www.tool-timer.com. His contact is c/oUnion Hills Antique Tools, 4521243rd Ave. NE, Redmond, WA98053; steve@finetools.com.When contacting anyone men tioned in this column, be patient.Most of the experts I referencereceive dozens of inquiries each week, and not all can beanswered immediately,or even in a timely fash ion. Q: I have a walking stick with "JimmyCarter/'76" on oneside of the handle and"For President" on the reverse. My dad worked as a volunteer duringCarter's two presidential cam paigns, and I assume that iswhen he acquired it. Anyvalue? — Steve, Galveston, Texas A: Your stick is valued in the $25 to $35 range, according to"Warman's Political Col lectibles" by Dr. Enoch L. Nap pen, and published by KrauseBooks. Q: I have a rare piece of scrimshaw that has been in myfamily since the 1850s. I am notinterested in selling it, butwould like an expert opinion ofhow much it is worth. — Paul, Norfolk, Va. A: I suggest you contact Newport Scrimhanders, 14Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI02840. Write to Larry Cox in care ofKing Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL32853-6475, or send e-mail toquestionsforcox@aol.com. Dueto the large volume of mail he re ceives, Mr. Cox is unable to per sonally answer all readerquestions. Do not send any ma terials requiring return mail. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. By Larry Cox MEDICARE EXPANDS HOSPITAL RATINGS Since 2009, Medicare has been tracking the best and worsthospitals for knee-and-hip re placement surgeries. Both aregenerally considered to be elec tive surgeries. It has identified95 hospitals where patients arelikely to have problems after ward, and 97 hospitals wherepatients are likely to have a goodrecovery. While Medicare has been long tracked other markers — such asdeath rates, heart attacks and pa tient ratings of hospitals — thisis the first time it's followedknee and hip surgeries. Of the 95 hospitals with prob lems, there were nine that alsohad high complication and read mission rates. On the flip side,of the 97 hospitals with good pa tient recovery, 25 ranked asbeing "better" in both complica tions and readmissions. This new information has been added to the Hospital Com pare site at medicare.gov, a wel come addition for patients whoneed to choose a hospital. Hos pital Compare recently addedratings for hospitals with two types of infections, so clearly thesite is continuing to grow. These ratings are going to matter to hospitals as well — iffound to have less than stellarrankings, Medicare pays thehospitals less. Later in 2014, thehip-and-knee replacement sur geries also will be counted whenit comes to possible penalties. If you're in line for hipor knee-replacement surgery, you'llnot only want to pick your hos pital, you'll want pre-surgery ad vice. Most hospitals will referyou to a class on what to expect.Setting up your home environ ment, arranging for help, havinga low bed ready, stocking up onfood, moving things so you don'thave to reach high or bend low -all of these, and more, canmake for a faster recovery. On line, a good place to start is the"Knee Surgery Success" onSpryliving.com. Matilda Charles regrets that shecannot personally answerreader questions, but will incor porate them into her columnwhenever possible. Send emailto columnreply2@gmail.com. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. S ENIOR N EWS L INE by Matilda Charles 1:23c /+;=5+7.)+BC)+>-2>5+ C (863) 767-8920(Road North of Aaron’s Rental. Next to Heartland Pediatrics) DELIVERYSERVICEAVAILABLE Monday-Friday .:A<=:H Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00pm1:23c We are very excited to introduce QR Codes on our label s and receipts as a new service to our patients. The code is prescription specific and will link you to information about your personal medication. In addition you will be able to enroll yourself to receive free re minder calls, emails or text messages when it’s time to take your medications or set up re minders for when it’s time to refill your prescript ions. This is a free service from Heartland Pharmacy for all of our pati ents. Using a smartphone app try scanning the sample QR Code below for a demo nstra tion. Note: If you do not have a smart-phone, contact the pharmac y to learn if you might be able to access this information in some other way. YARD SALE Saturday, January 25th to benefit RELAY FOR LIFE! HeartlandPharmacy “We put our into our service” By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate The Hardee Wildcat five are moving closer and closer to suc cess as the regular season endson Jan. 31. The Cats lost by just two points at Frostproof, fell victimto McKeel Academy and cameup on the short end of a game atSebring in last week’s action. This week, there was a var sity-only game at home againstMulberry on Tuesday and twomore home games today (Thurs day) against Lakeland and to morrow against Avon Park. The regular season ends with a pair of games next week, theMonday Senior Night outing athome against Lake Placid and atrip Tuesday to participate in theMosiac Stinger Shootout in agame against Lake Wales Van guard. Then, it’s district competition time, Feb. 4, 5 and 8. Sebringmay be top seed with its 5-1record, closely followed or tiedby Lemon Bay, then DeSoto,then Hardee in the four-teamClass 5-A, Region 3, District 11playoffs. Last week’s action began with a battle-royal at Frost-proof,which nipped Hardee 51-49.Hardee broke out to a 13-6 first-quarter advantage and continuedinto the second period with a 12-9 edge to lead 25-15 at halftime.The Bulldogs broke loose in the third quarter with a 22-8 rally.The fourth quarter was 16-14 inHardee’s favor, just shy of tyingthe game and sending it intoovertime. Senior Steve Metayer led all scorers with 21 points, adding10 rebounds, four steals and anassist. Junior Dustin Smithadded nine points, classmateJordan Jones with eight points,three by Livenson Metayer andMarco DeLeon with two points. Livenson Metayer had four steams and Tyler Helms addedanother. Jones had five re bounds, Djes Youte and DustinSmith each four, DeLeon threeand Helms one. LivensonMetayer had four assists andDeLeon had two. Last Tuesday night, Hardee hosted Lakeland McKeel Acad emy, which held Steve Metayerin check, with a low 10 points.Levinson Metayer had eight,Jones five, Dustin Smith four,Tyler Smith and DeLeon eachthree and Youte two points. Steve Metayer was heavy on the boards with a dozen re-bounds and pair of blockedshots.. Tyler Smith had six,Dustin Smith and LivensonMetayer each four and Jonestwo. Steve Metayer had threesteals and DeLeon and Joneseach two. Helms, the Metayerbrothers and Tyler Smith all hadassists. The week ended with a Friday trip to Sebring in the final dis trict matchup of the season. Se bring won 77-64. Dustin Smith had the hot hand for Hardee with 20 points, in cluding a half dozen three-pointgoals and a deuce. SteveMetayer added 17 points, whileLivenson Metayer and Youteeach had saeven, Jordan five,Helms and Tyler Smith eachthree and DeLeon two points. Youte snared nie rebounds and Jones had six, with DustinSmith adding four. Youte alsohad three steals. Jones chippedin with six assists, while SteveMetayer and Dustin Smith eachhad four. For the season to date, each of the eight Wildcats showed up inthe scoring, rebounds, block,steals, deflections and assists asthey develop their small teamplay, with only one player oversix feet tall. Wildcat Hoops Slowing Down

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TOP FIVE MOVIES 1. Frozen (PG) animated2. Paranormal Activity: TheMarked Ones (R) Andrew Ja cobs, Jorge Diaz3. The Hobbit: The Desolation ofSmaug (PG-13) Ian McKellen,Martin Freeman4. The Wolf of Wall Street (R)Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill5. American Hustle (R) ChristianBale, Amy Adams 4C The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014

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January 23, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5C L L a a s s t t y y e e a a r r ’ ’ s s w w i i n n n n e e r r . . . RULES: 1) Open to all ages. Artist need not be a resident of Hardee County to enter. 2) Artwork must be original. 3) The festival theme of antique engines, farm machinery or pioneer life must be depicted. 4) Pen and ink, charcoal, dark pencil or black marker. 5) Art MUST fill an area 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches high, including lettering which reads “Pioneer Park Days 2014.” (Drawing must be VERTICAL !) 6) Deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 1 p.m.. ADULT DIVISION First place: 60&62 *'!1'-,-$5-2/4-/)-,1&#$/-,1!-3#/6-2/.&-1-," '-%/.&'!*01-/5',0'"# #!-,".*!# 60&62 *'!1'-,-$5-2/4',,',%#,1/5',0'"#1�.#!'*0#!1'-, &'/".*!# 6n0&62 *'!1'-,-$5-2/4',,',%#,1/5',0'"#1�.#!'*0#!1'-, 7 nr r4##)*-,%.001-'-,##//)50.2 *'!1'-,-$1&#/14-/) .*20 First place: 6n0&62 *'!1'-,-,1&# !)!-3#/ #!-,".*!# 60& &'/".*!# 60& JUDGES JANE LONG — Pioneer Park Days Director William Bruce Smith — Chief Judge for 10th Judicial circuit MYSTERY JUDGE — Wishes To Remain Anonymous Pioneer Park Days Cover Art Contest The Herald-Advocate is seeking original artwork for the front and back covers of its annual special tabloid section on Hardee County’s most popular festival. It could be yours!14thAnnual TO ENTER: Make sure the division, name, address and daytime phone number of the artist are attached to the d rawing. Bring entries in person to the newspaper office at 115 S. Seventh Ave. in Wauchula, or mail to Cover Art Contest, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. 1:9,30nc T T r r a a c c e e y y N N i i x x o o f f W W a a u u c c h h u u l l a a We were glad that Emma West is back on the scene andthat her surgery went well. Wel come back home, Emma. Frank and Arlene Huiet were blessed to have their son, Ken,from Beavercreek, Ohio, andtheir daughter, Margaret, andhusband Jeff Harriman fromBixley, Ohio, visiting with themand getting out of the coldweather up North. They havebeen having a lot of fun seeingall the sights of Florida. We saw 17 of the Red Hats having a wonderful time at theirluncheon on Thursday. Howwonderful to see these youngladies all decked out in theirfinest. Some very pretty hats. We were glad that Mike and Connie Akelian made it backafter Mike was detained withsome health problems. Lookinggood, Mike, and welcome home.Welcome Richard and MarieBuntley. We hope you will enjoyall that the Oasis has to offer. Keep Gary and Shirley Hyde in your prayers as they travel forhis checkups. BINGO Jan. 9, Mae Mesberger won the 50/50, six merchant certifi cates were given out, Audrey Semler got the jackpot and thejar was split three ways amongGary Couzzo, Arlene Huiet andCharlene Hooper. Jan. 13, Donna Paff won the 50/50. Shirley Hyde and AliciaOrndas split the jackpot, thenShirley turned around an wonthe jar. POKENO Jan. 10, we had five players. Jeff Riggs and Janelle Reid werethe winners. Monday’s game saw five players, and Joyce Longueuilbagged for the day. SHUFFLEBOARD Between the cold and rain, we were having trouble gettingmuch shuffleboard in. We didhave 10 people who managed toget at least one game in before itrained, so we had no big win ners. WII BOWLING We had 10 bowlers with many new players this week.Bruce had the highest score of211, with the average of 200. EXERCISE Every morning at 9:30 the gals are doing their best to keephealthy. Come on out and get fit. May God bless you. Oasis RV News By Georgianna Mills On Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m., the Heartland EducationalConsortium in cooperation withits member districts, DeSoto,Glades, Hardee, Hendry, High-lands and Okeechobee, willpresent the 17th annual HonorBand Concert. The performance will be at South Florida State College Au ditorium. The Heartland Educational Consortium Board recognizesthis as one of the most outstand ing programs in Florida for in strumental music. Banddirectors from the districts workdiligently to provide this oppor tunity for their best musicians. The students from the partici pating school districts have been selected based upon their musi cal ability. They will have theopportunity to perform with agroup of approximately 100 mu sicians who have demonstratedtheir expertise. The middle school students will perform first, followed bythe senior high students. Most of the 200 students have never had the opportunity to per form in a group of this magni tude or with this high level ofmusical skill. At 6:45, the doors of the audi torium will be open for publicseating. At that time, seating willbe on a first-come, first-servedbasis until seats are filled. The program will last approx imately one hour. Area Band Students Join In Concert 1/23/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:17 AM Set: 6:01 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 44 mins. Moon Data Rise: --:-Set: 11:32 AM Overhead: 5:45 AM Underfoot: 6:09 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 55% percent waning 55% Waning Gibbous Major Times 5:45 AM 7:45 AM 6:09 PM 8:09 PM Minor Times --:---:-11:32 AM-12:32 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 1/24/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:17 AM Set: 6:02 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 45 mins. Moon Data Rise: 12:49 AM Set: 12:13 PM Overhead: 6:34 AM Underfoot: 7:00 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 50% percent last 50% Last Quarter Major Times 6:34 AM 8:34 AM 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Minor Times 12:49 AM -1:49 AM 12:13 PM 1:13 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average+ Time Zone UTC: -5 1/25/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:16 AM Set: 6:02 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 46 mins. Moon Data Rise: 1:49 AM Set: 1:00 PM Overhead: 7:27 AM Underfoot: 7:54 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 34% percent waning 34% Waning Crescent Major Times 7:27 AM 9:27 AM 7:54 PM 9:54 PM Minor Times 1:49 AM 2:49 AM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 1/26/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:16 AM Set: 6:03 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 47 mins. Moon Data Rise: 2:49 AM Set: 1:53 PM Overhead: 8:23 AM Underfoot: 8:52 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 24% percent waning 24% Waning Crescent Major Times 8:23 AM -10:23 AM 8:52 PM 10:52 PM Minor Times 2:49 AM 3:49 AM 1:53 PM 2:53 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 1/27/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:16 AM Set: 6:04 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 48 mins. Moon Data Rise: 3:51 AM Set: 2:52 PM Overhead: 9:22 AM Underfoot: 9:53 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 15% percent waning 15% Waning Crescent Major Times 9:22 AM -11:22 AM 9:53 PM 11:53 PM Minor Times 3:51 AM 4:51 AM 2:52 PM 3:52 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 1/28/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:15 AM Set: 6:05 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 50 mins. Moon Data Rise: 4:51 AM Set: 3:56 PM Overhead:10:24 AM Underfoot:10:55 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 7% percent waning 7% Waning Crescent Major Times 10:24 AM-12:24 PM10:55 PM-12:55 AM Minor Times 4:51 AM 5:51 AM 3:56 PM 4:56 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Good day of Hunting or Fishing Good Time Zone UTC: -5 1/29/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:15 AM Set: 6:05 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 50 mins. Moon Data Rise: 5:49 AM Set: 5:03 PM Overhead: 11:25 AM Underfoot:11:56 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 2% percent waning 2% Waning Crescent Major Times 11:25 AM 1:25 PM11:56 PM 1:56 AM Minor Times 5:49 AM 6:49 AM 5:03 PM 6:03 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Better day of Hunting or Fishing Better Time Zone UTC: -5 1/30/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:14 AM Set: 6:06 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 52 mins. Moon Data Rise: 6:42 AM Set: 6:11 PM Overhead: 12:26 PM Underfoot: --:-Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 0% percent new 0% NEW MOON Major Times --:---:-12:26 PM 2:26 PM Minor Times 6:42 AM 7:42 AM 6:11 PM 7:11 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Best day of Hunting or Fishing Best Time Zone UTC: -5 -*2,/-/#!01 Pioneer Creek RV News By Reggie DeSmet CHAPEL Dale and Katie Cooley and Bruce and Peggy Jo Hookgreeted 157 for chapel service. There were many new arrivals tostand and be recognized asWayne Shick welcomed every one and led the hymns. Sandy Feeser led the devotion by usinga train to symbolize the story forbeing faithful until the end. The choir anthem was “Now Greet the Swiftly ChangingYear,” directed by Sandy andpiano by Cheryl Conkle, and asolo sung by Dan Yurovich,“Sweet Peace.” Pastor David spoke from Psalms 143; his sermon titled“Answer Me Quickly Lord.”Four areas in response: first, an swer me quickly, Lord; sec ondly, don’t bring me intojudgment; third, show me theway to do Thy will; fourth andfinal, and rescue me from myenemies. SCOREBOARD Bowling: For the men, Dave Thompson high score 220 andhigh series 591. For the women,Arlene Sebright high score 182and high series 452. FrankFeeser had a 6/8 and Pat Fullerhad a 2/7split.Great scores,gang! Horseshoes: Creekers played at home against Reflections,with the match ending in a tie of16 due to a ringer made by JimHelgren on the last throw of theday. Fran Posey won 50/50, thesecond lucky win of the weekfor her, as she had a scratch-offwin as well. SPOTLIGHT Don and Darlene met 50 years ago in July at a grocerystore, Olson’s in Travis City,Mich., with Darlene dropping acherry pie and Don was calledfor “cleanup in aisle three.” Bothhale from Travis City, and have enjoyed two daughters and fivegrandchildren. Don became an assistant manager at Olson’s, and sevenyears later went to work for afood service as a sales represen tative serving half of northernMichigan. Darlene was a house wife and mother. Follow-ing thechildren growing up, Darleneworked for a manufacturedhome park as a sales representa tive, and later became a real es tate agent. They both retiredfrom these positions and Donenjoys fishing, hunting, cycling,bowling and bocce. Darlene en joys knitting, crafting, makingjewelry and sew-ing. They bothenjoy learning to shuffle andsightseeing and exploring.Hawaii has been one of their fa vorite location visits and alsoPuerto Vallarta, Mex-ico. Don’s claim to fame is setting the record for the highest basket ball score while in high schooland also being voted citizen ofthe year. Darlene’s claim to fameis qualification for high sales, re warded with a company car fortwo or three years from Shakleeproducts. Don and Darlene have be come residents of our park afteronly renting two weeks last sea son because friends had sug gested trying our park, whilehere enjoying all the people ofour park and activities that areavailable. We welcome you and know you will be wonderful residentsfor us to get to know. Dear Editor: I offer the following correc tion in response to the January 9,2014 article titled “P&Z NixesCommerce Park Expan-sionPlan.” The article states that “County Planner Kevin Denny, whowrote the staff report, said theC/IBC zoning change wouldallow for most uses, such asmanufacturing, to locate in thepark without any additional ap proval.” This is not the case. All proposed uses in the park will require additional reviewand approval by the County. Thevast majority of uses would bereviewed by the Planning andZoning Board during the site de velopment plan process. Sincerly,Kevin Denny, AICPDirector of Planning and Development Letter To The Editor r**-++#/!#/)0#02 (#!1--2,15

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6C The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF HARDEE CIVIL ACTION NO.: 25-2014-CA-000008 PARCEL NO.: 100 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Petitioner, -vsMARILYN WALSH, TRUSTEE OF THE MARILYN WALSH TRUST AGREEMENT DATED THE 28THDAY OF FEBRUARY, 2007, AS TO AN UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF (1/2) INTEREST AND JOHN A. BOUMENOT, TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN A. BOUMENOT TRUST DATED THE 18THDAY OF AUGUST, 2005, AS TO AN UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF (1/2) INTEREST; JOHN A. BOUMENOT, TRUSTEE D/B/A SECURE PUBLIC STORAGE RV AND BOAT STORAGE; KATHY L. CRAWFORD, PROPERTY APPRAISER; JACKI JOHNSON, TAX COLLECTOR. Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE AND NOTICE OF SUIT STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Frank Sabatino, Trustee of the Frank Sabatino Trust UAD 6/20/94 W7175 Chicago Point Road Wautoma, WI 54982 To all said Defendants who are living, and if any or all defendants are deceased, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such de ceased defendant or defendants, if alive, and, if dead, their un known spouse, heirs, devis-ees, legatees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such deceased defendant of de fendants, and all other parties having or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in and to the property described in the Petition, to wit: PARCEL 100 ESTATE OR INTEREST TO BE OBTAINED: FEE SIMPLE RIGHT OF WAY That portion of Lot 1, Walsh Mini-Storage Subdivision, a subdivision in Section 15, Township 36 South, Range 25 East, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Bar B-53, Page 1, Public Records of Hardee County, Florida. Being described as follows: Commence at the southwest corner of said Section 15; thence along the south line of said Section 15, South 89 East a distance of 842.54 feet to the survey base line of State Road 35 (US 17); thence along said south line North 89 West a distance of 35.25 feet to the west existing right of way line of said State Road 35 (per said plat) for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue along said south line North 89 West a distance of 33.07 feet; thence North 21 East a distance of 202.54 feet; thence North 21 East a distance of 421.40 feet to the north of said Lot 1, also the north line of a 40 access easement; thence along said north line South 77 East a distance of 28.97 feet to said west existing right of way line of State Road 35; thence along said west existing right of way line of State Road 35; thence along said west existing right of way line South 21 West a distance of 616.23 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 18,113 square feet. You are each notified that the Petitioner filed its Petition and its Declaration of Taking in this Court against you as defendants, seek ing to condemn by eminent do main proceedings the above described property located in the State of Florida, County of Hardee. You are further notified that the Petitioner will apply to the Honor able Marcus Ezelle, one of the Judges of this Court on the 14th day of March, 2014, at 11:30 A.M., at the Hardee County Courthouse, 417 W. Main Street, Courtroom B, Suite 309, Wauchula, Florida, for an Order of Taking in this cause. All defendants to this suit may request a hearing at the time and place designated and be heard. Any defendants failing to file a request for hearing shall waive any right to object to the Order of Taking. AND Each defendant is hereby re quired to serve written defenses, if any, and request a hearing, if desired, to said Petition on: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Post Office Box 1249 Bartow, Florida 33831 C/O Mr. Kenneth L. Hadley, Assistant General Counsel (863) 519-2623 Florida Bar No.: 0176745 on or before the 21 day of February, A.D., 2014 and file the origi nals with the Clerk of this Court on that date, to show cause what right, title, interest, or lien you or any of you have in and to the prop erty described in the Petition and to show cause, if any you have, why the property should not be condemned for the uses and pur poses set forth in the Petition. If you fail to answer, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. If you fail to request a hearing on the Petition for Order of Taking you shall waive any right to object to said Order of Taking. IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEED ING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMIN-ISTRA TOR AT (863) 534-4686 AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHED ULED COURT APPEARANCE, OR IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED AP PEARANCE IS LESS THAN 7 DAYS; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, PLEASE CALL 711. WITNESSED MY HAND AND SEAL of said Court on the 9 day of January, A.D., 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk1:16,23c ____________________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 252014GA000001 IN RE: GUARDIANSHIP OF CAYLIN SKIPPER, ______________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JASON SKIPPER Unknown Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for Appointment of Guardian of Minor has been filed in this court. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on petitioners attorney, whose name and address are: Robert D. Hines, Hines Norman Hines, P.L., 1312 W. Fletcher Av enue, Suite B, Tampa, FL 33612 on or before February 14, 2014, and to file the original of the written defenses with the clerk of this court either before service or im mediately thereafter. Failure to serve and file written defenses as required may result in judgment or order for the relief demanded, without further notice. Signed on January 9, 2014. Victoria L. Rogers As Clerk of the Court By: Edwina Murphy As Deputy Clerk1:16-2:6c ____________________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 252014DR000017 DESERVIL LAMY, Petitioner, and AUGUSTINE DUVERSIN, Respondent. _______________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: AUGUSTINE DUVERSIN Boynton Beach, FL YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Deservil Lamy whose address is 733 LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula, FL on or before February 14, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 417 W. Main St., Wauchula, FL 33873, Room 202, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of Cir cuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file No tice of Current Address. Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclo sure of documents and informa tion. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: January 13, 2014 Victoria L. Rogers CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk1:16-2:6p_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NO.: 25-2014-CA-000006 PARCEL NO.: 102 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Petitioner, -vsNIKKI E. KEIRNS; MOONSTONE LIEN INVESTMENTS, LLC; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; WAPN, AS CUST FOR TC 13 SUBSIDIARY, LLC; KATHY L. CRAWFORD, PROPERTY APPRAISER; JACKI JOHNSON, TAX COLLECTOR, Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE AND NOTICE OF SUIT STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Nikki E. Keirns 125 Oak Lane Zolfo Springs, Florida 33890 Parcel: 102 To all said Defendants who are living, and if any or all Defendants are deceased, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such deceased defen dant or defendants, if alive, and, if dead, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, legatees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such de ceased defendant of defendants, and all other parties having or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in and to the property described in the Petition, to-wit: F.P. NO. 4145471 SECTION 06010-000 PARCEL 102 FEE SIMPLE RIGHT OF WAY That portion of the south west 1/4 of Section 15, Township 36 South, Range 25 East, Hardee County, Florida. Being described as follows: Commence at the south west corner of said Section 15; thence along the south line of said Section 15, South 89 East a distance of 842.54 feet to the survey base line of State Road 35(US 17); thence along said survey base line North 21 East a distance of 1,311.92 feet to the beginning of curve having a radius of 5,729.58 feet; thence continue along said survey base line the arc of said curve to the left a distance of 87.03 feet through a central angle of 00 with a chord bearing North 20 East to the end of said curve; thence North 69 West a distance of 39.62 feet to an intersec tion with the west existing right of way line of said State Road 35 (per Maintenance Map Financial Proj ect ID 4145471, as recorded in Road Mainte nance Map Book 1, Page 66, Public Records of Hardee County, Florida) and the north line of Lot 2, Walsh Mini-Storage Subdi vision, a subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Bar B-53, Page 1, Public Records of Hardee County, Florida for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence along said north line North 89 West a distance of 26.94 feet to the begin ning of a curve having a radius of 11,353.16 feet; thence along the arc of said curve to the left a distance of 589.98 feet through a central angle of 02 with a chord bearing North 18 East to the north line of a 25 easement (per Official Records Book 349, Page 247, Public Records of Hardee County, Florida); thence along said north line South 89 East a distance of 27.77 feet to said west existing right of way line; thence along said west existing right of way line South 154152 West a distance of 247.50 feet; thence continue along said west existing right of way line South 201007 West a distance of 343.11 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 17,134 square feet. You are each notified that the Petitioner filed its sworn Petition and its Declaration of Taking in this Court against you as defen dants, seeking to condemn by em inent domain proceedings the above described property located in the State of Florida, County of HARDEE. You are further notified that the Petitioner will apply to the Honor able Marcus J. Ezelle, one of the Judges of this Court on the 31st day of March, 2014, at 1:30 P.M., at the Hardee County Courthouse, 417 W. Main Street, Courtroom B, Wauchula, Florida, for an Order of Taking in this cause. All defen dants to this suit may request a hearing at the time and place designated and be heard. Any defendants failing to file a request for hearing shall waive any right to object to the Order of Taking. AND Each defendant is hereby re quired to serve written defenses, if any, and request a hearing, if desired, to said Petition on: STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL 801 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830 c/o Kenneth L. Hadley, As sistant General Counsel (863) 519-2623 on or before the February 21, 2014 and file the originals with the Clerk of this Court on that date, to show cause what right, title, inter est, or lien you or any of you have in and to the property described in the Petition and to show cause, if any you have, why the property should not be condemned for the uses and purposes set forth in the Petition. If you fail to answer, a de fault may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. If you fail to request a hearing on the Petition for Order of Taking you shall waive any right to object to said Order of Taking. WITNESSED MY HAND AND SEAL of said Court on the 8 day of January, A.D., 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN A COURT PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS TANCE: PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMIN ISTRATOR, 455 N. BROADWAY AVENUE, BARTOW, FL 33830. TELEPHONE (863) 534-4686. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IM PAIRED, PLEASE CALL 711.1:16,23c ____________________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 252013CA000436 FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF WAUCHULA, a national banking Association organized under the laws of the United States of America, Plaintiff, vs. DENISE EVERETT a/k/a DENISE ST. FORT EVERETT, LUCIOUS A. EVERETT a/k/a LUKE EVERETT and JOHNNIE L. RICHARDSON, Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to Final Default Judgment and Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure and for Attorneys Fees and Costs entered by the Court on August 21, 2013, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the high est and best bidder for cash on the Second Floor Hallway Outside of Room 202 of the Hardee County Courthouse located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, Florida on the 5th day of February, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., the following-de scribed property: Legal 1: The South 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 1, Township 34 South, Range 25 East, Hardee County, Florida. Subject to existing rights-of-way. (Tract 11 of record for identification purposes only.) And The South 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4; and the North 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 1, Township 34 South, Range 25 East, Hardee County, Florida. Subject to existing rights-of-way. (Tract 12 of record for identification purposes only.) Legal 2: Lot 5, Block C in Melrose Place Addition to Wauchula, Hardee County, Florida, per Plat Book 1, Pages 2-114 and 2-115, Also in Plat Bar A-46, of the public records of Hardee County, Florida. Dated this 15 day of January, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS As Clerk of the Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk1:23,30c_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 25-2013-CA-000607 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. LAVON ROBINSON A/K/A LAVONNE ROBINSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LAVON ROBINSON A/K/A LAVONNE ROBINSON; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC D/B/A FORD MOTOR CREDIT COM PANY, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1; TENANT #2, Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pur suant to Final Judgment of Fore closure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of HARDEE County, Florida, the Clerk of the Court will sell the property situated in HARDEE County, Florida described as: SOUTH ONE ACRE OF THE WEST 2 ACRES OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SOUTH WEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1971 MANA MOBILE HOME. VIN# 0612334898A AND 0612334898B. and commonly known as: 638 Kiella Road, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at public sale, to the high est and best bidder, for cash, on the Second Floor in the hallway outside of Room 202 of the Hardee County Courthouse, 417 W. Main St., Wauchula, Florida 33873, on January 29, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommoda tion in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 Broadway Avenue, Bar tow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled ap-pearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this January 7, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk1:16,23c_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 25-2013-CA-000039 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. FELIXCIANO D. CAMBRAY; ROSA CAMBRAY A/K/A ROSA CORONADO CAMBRAY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Fore closure dated January 6, 2014, and entered in Case No. 25-2013CA-000039, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HARDEE County Florida. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and FELIXCIANO D. CAMBRAY; ROSA CAMBRAY A/K/A ROSA CORON ADO CAMBRAY; UNKNOWN PER SON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OUTSIDE OF ROOM 202 AT 417 WEST MAIN STREET, WAUCHULA IN HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, 33873, at 11:00 a.m., on the 29 day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTH 20.00 FEET OF LOTS 1, 2, 3 AND 4; LOT 9 AND THE NORTH 35.00 FEET OF LOT 10 OF BLOCK 7 OF TROPICAL HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 1, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND LYING IN SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7 day of January, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS As Clerk of said Court By: Connie Coker As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are per son with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Adminis trator at 417 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Fl 33873, Phone No. (863) 534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services).1:16,23c_______________________________Q: I'm thinking of switching from a traditional hot water heater to a tankless water heater. With three teenagers in the house, the current tank heater is just not adequate to keep hot water available. Will a tankless heater solve the problem? And which is better, an electric or gas heater? Sal in Southern California A: While I like the concept of tankless water heaters they provide hot water on demand, rather than storing water in a tank and keeping it warm it's really important for homeowners to do their research before decid ing to jump to this system. Electric tankless heaters, for example, look like a good deal up front. They cost about a third to one-half as much as gas tank less heaters. However, installa tion can be expensive: most electric heaters require a dedi cated 30-amp circuit, meaning an electrician will have to come in to properly wire the house. In older homes, the installation can be pretty painful on the wallet. Gas tankless heaters cost more up front, but installation may not be as expensive. A qualified in staller will need to set up the gas connection, and your gas system may need some modification. With either type, you still will have to deal with the problem of adequate hot-water supply. Placing high demand on the heater such as running a shower, the dishwasher and the hot water tap in a sink at the same time will make it more difficult for the unit to heat water to the correct tem perature, meaning everybody starts getting tepid water. Homeowners I've spoken with who have tankless heaters are generally pretty happy with them. But they have experienced a few issues, such as not knowing they need to flush the heating system once per year (and more often in a hard-water environ ment). None complained about having inadequate hot water either they selected the right-size system for their house, or they adjusted their water use to the rate at which the water gets heated. Because of the expense in volved, find out how much water your family uses and track how much hot water is used during each day. Talk with the tankless heater dealer about the right sys tem based on your needs, com pare average annual costs (in electricity or gas) of the system compared to a traditional tank heater, and make sure you know up front what installation will en tail and how much it will cost. HOME TIP: Tankless heaters can suffer from mineral scale buildup in the heat exchanger. Talk to the manufacturer about installing a flush valve so that you can flush out buildup annually and extend the life of the unit. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com. My new e-book, "101 Best Home Tips," is available to download on Amazon Kindle! Pick it up it today for just 99 cents. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.This Is AHammerBy Samantha Mazzotta The Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown Coverage 115 S. 7th Ave.

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January 23, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7C HARDEE COUNTY ITB: NO. 0206AJL Bitumious Surface Treatment INVITATION TO BID BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA The Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, Florida hereinafter referred to as “County” is soliciting bids from qualified firms to provide labor, materials and equipment for t he installation of single or double chip seal surface treatment for pavements. The estimated quantity required is 200,000 +/Square Yards annually, subject to available fund ing, as specified in the Technical Specifications of this I nvitation to Bid. Sealed BIDS will be received at: Hardee County Purchasing Office Attn: Jack Logan, Purchasing Director 205 Hanchey Road Wauchula, FL 33873 Until 2:00 P.M. Thursday, February 6, 2014 at which time they will be publicly opened by the County Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time spe cified will not be accepted. Bid documents, plans and specifications may be obtained from the Hardee County Purchasing Office, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, or by faxing a request to (863)773-0322. Bidd ers shall confine their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial BIDS will not be considered. Bids submitted by FAX or other e lectronic media will NOT be accepted under any cir cumstances. Late bids will NOT be accepted and will be held unopened. Hardee County adheres to a Local Preference Policy. For details of this policy, or any further TECHNICAL INFORMATION or clarification contact: Jack Logan, Hardee County Purchasing Director, (863)773-5014 An original BID (clearly marked as the “ORIGINAL”) with two (2) copies mus t be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: SEALED BID – HARDEE COUNTY BITUMINOUS SURFACE TREATMENT FOR PAVEMENTS, I TB 0206AJL Bid will be awarded by the Board of County Commissioners at a t ime and date to be determined later. No bidder may withdraw its BID for a period of ninety (90) days after the date of the BID opening. Hardee County reserves the right to: waive informalities and/or irregularities in any BID; delete any portion of the project; extend the project within the limits of the work involved which in it s judgment is in the best interest of the County Bids may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of the bid opening. The County reserves the right to reject any or all bid(s) and may postpone the award of the Agreement for a period of time whi ch shall not extend beyond sixty (60) calendar days from the Bid opening date.Frederick M. Knight,Board Chairman 1:23c D D o o n n ’ ’ t t F F o o r r g g e e t tW W e e N N o o w w H H a a v v e e N N o o n n E E t t h h a a n n o o l l – – R R e e c c r r e e a a t t i i o o n n a a l l G G a a s s ! ! ! For dependable hometown service, Hardee County’s only locally owned & operated bulk fuel distributor for over 22 years! Open Mon. Fri. 7:00 am 5:00 pm 863-773-9466 156 Will Duke Road, Wauchula 1:23c Crime Blotter During the past week, sheriff’s deputies and city police of ficers investigated the following incidents and made the follow ing arrests: COUNTY Jan. 19, Donna Jean Granadero, 52, of 428 Rainey Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. David Cruz and charged with pos session of marijuana. Jan. 19, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported. Jan. 18, business burglaries on SR 64 East and on U .S. 17 North, burglary of a conveyance on Quail Road and a theft on U.S.17 North were reported. Jan. 17, John Andrew Whidden, 26, of 1162 N. Florida Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Manuel Zuniga and charged withbattery and simple assault — threat to do violence. Jan. 17, Samuel Gene Kersey, 35, P. O. Box 1255, Bowling Green, was arrested by Det. John Shivers on two counts of contemptof court — violation of an injunction for protection. Jan. 17, Justin James Christianson, 22, of 3955 Oak Hill Ranch Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel andcharged with battery. Jan. 17, Alfonso Espinoza, 29, of 2735 Buck Dr., Zolfo Springs, as arrested by the Drug Task Force (DTF) on an out-of-state fugitive warrant. Jan. 17, a residential burglary on Palmettto Street and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported. Jan. 16, Randy Lee Hamilton, 28, of Colson Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Det. John Shivers on a charge of a career offenderfailure to report Jan. 16, Felipe Manriquez, 20, of 6958 Lily County Line Road, Ona, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of violation of pro bation. Jan. 16, Christopher Andrew Stone, 37, of 224 Soggy Bottom Lane, Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with possessionof methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession ofdrug paraphernalia. Jan. 16, a vehicle stolen on Moye Road, and thefts on Doc Coil Road and on SR 64 East were reported. Jan. 15, Dustin Moses, 29, of 25 N. Seminole Ave., Fort Meade, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel on a charge off fail ure to appear in court. Jan. 15, Randy Scott Reihart, 22, of 4004 Alpine St., Sebring, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with smuggling contra band into a prison/inmate. Jan. 15, Jessica Nichole Gonzales, 23,of 426 Lynn St., Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with criminalmischief — damage to property and trespassing on structure/con veyance. Jan. 15, Tim Merle Whidden, 45, of 2205 Lawrence Roberts Lane, Wauchula, was arrested by DTF on an out-of-county warrant. Jan. 15, a tag stolen on Popash Road, and thefts on Schoolhouse Road and on East Main Street were reported. Jan. 14, Michael James Staton, 21,of 1155 U.S. 17 North, was detained on additional charges of possession of drug paraphernaliaand a traffic offense. Jan.13, Shadarius Terridge Camel, 20, of 641 Baker St., Wauchula, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on charges of fail ure to appear in court and violation of probation. Jan. 13, Perry Aldophous McDonald, 44, of 618 Chamberlain Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on a chargeof withholding support of children. Jan.13, criminal mischief on Fifth Street South was reported. WAUCHULA Jan. 18, Gregory Adam Boyett, 26, of 1013 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Pablo Bermudez on a charge of vi olation of probation. Jan. 14, thefts on Stenstrom Road and on Ohio Avenue were reported. Jan. 13, criminal mischief on Fifth Street South was reported. BOWLING GREEN Jan. 18, a business burglary on Central Avenue was reported. Jan. 17, a residential burglary on First Street was reported. Jan. 16, Daniel Juarez, 27, of 4155 Maple Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Dan Franklin and charged with posses sion of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jan. 15, Jeff Austin McCall, 38, of 567 Callie Lane, Bowling Green, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with battery. Jan. 15, a theft on U. S. 17 North was reported. SecurityGuardClass Set South Florida State College‘s Public Service Academy is of fering a security guard trainingcourse. This 40-hour course is required for a state of Florida li censed security guard, Class Dlicense. Topics covered will include patrol techniques, First Aid, ter rorism, Florida Statutes, andthose mandated by the FloridaDepartment of Business Reg-ulation. The course will be held Monday through Thursday, from 6 to10 p.m., and begins on Monday,Jan. 27. It will be held at theSFSC Highlands Campus, 600W. College Dr., Avon Park. Pre-registration is required, and the course number is CRN11638. The cost is $170 per per son. Participants may register atany SFSC campus or center. Courthouse Report COUNTY COURT The following marriage li censes were issued recently inthe office of the county court: Pablo Molina-DeLaCruz, 40, Wauchula, and Sofia Rosales-Carillo, 35, Wauchula. J. Javier Paniagua-Garcia, 36, Zolfo Springs, and Linda DeliQuintana-Paniagua, 26, ZolfoSprings. Otis Charles Sterling, 43, Zolfo Springs, and Bobbie JeanTurner, 39, Zolfo Springs. Bradley Charles Williams, 27, Wauchula, and Amanda Leigh Purdy, 27, Wauchula. The following small claims cases were disposed of recentlyby the county judge: Benny Boone vs. Bryan and Suzanne See, judgment. Branca’s Air Conditioning and Appliances vs. ReginaldBrown, judgment. Discover Bank vs. Marcelino Balderas Jr., dismissed. Equable Ascent Financial vs. Thomas M. Cassidy, voluntarydismissal. The following misdemeanor cases were disposed of recentlyin county court: William Lee Comfort, giving a false name to a law enforce ment officer, not prosecuted. Jose Rubio Gonzalez, disor derly intoxication and trespassupon an enclosed curtilage of adwelling, 105 days in jail, $475fines, costs and fees. Guadalupe Reyna, battery, transferred to pretrial interven tion program, return April 2. Jose Luis Ruiz, possession of marijuana and possession ofdrug paraphernalia, transferredto pretrial intervention program,return May 7. Robert Keith Smith, battery, transferred to pretrial interven tion program, return March 19. Justin Allen Wyatt, battery, not prosecuted. Andreqa Lexus Aguilar, pos session of marijuana, adjudica tion withheld, probation 12months, $525 fine, court costsand fees, 16 hours communityservice. Scottie Boyles, violation of a domestic violence injunction forprotection, five months in jail,$425 fine, costs and fees. Warren Heath Kennedy, re sisting/obstructing an officerwithout violence, transferred topretrial intervention program,return Feb. 19. Levi Lambert, battery, trans ferred to pretrial interventionprogram, return March 5. Sergio Leon Perez, retail theft, transferred to pretrial in tervention program, returnMarch 5. Jama Alane Smallwood, petit theft, not prosecuted. Edward Lee Taylor, retail theft, 148 days in jail, $425fines, costs and fees. Martinza Ildefonso, battery, not prosecuted. Rocky L. Williamson, attempting to take deer at nightwith light and gun, completedpretrial intervention program,not prosecuted. Aaron Witherington, domes tic battery, not prosecuted. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the officeof the circuit court: Susan A. Hill and the state Department of Revenue (DOR)vs. Shalice M. Hill, petition forchild support. Florida Department of Trans portation vs. Marilyn Walsh etal, petition for eminent domaintaking of property. Lowndes County Department of Welfare vs. VirginiaGarcia, petition for child sup port. Edward Jackobowski, administrator vs. Florida Institutefor Neurologic Rehabilitation,damages—negligence. Joseph C. Long and DOR vs. Kristin Nicole Whiteside, peti tion for an administrative childsupport order. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the cir cuit court were handed downrecently by the circuit courtjudge: Stephanie Roberson and John A. Roberson, order on child sup port contempt. Susan Annette Hulsey and DOR vs. Amy Rebecca Mc-Quaig, order on child supportcontempt. Brian Keith McQuaig and DOR vs. Amy Rebecca Mc-Quaig, order on child supportcontempt. Maurice Evangeline Rodriguez Rivers and Charlie LeeRivers, divorce. Tami Poucher vs. Lacy McCoy, petition for injunction forprotection denied. Aurora Alamia Garza and DOR vs. Antonio Villafuerte,child support order. David Poucher vs. Lacy McCoy, petition for injunction forprotection denied. Rita Marie Williams and DOR vs. John R. Aleshire, childsupport suspended. JPMorgan Chase Bank vs. Felixciano D. Cambray, RosaCoronado Cambray et al, judg ment. Krystal R. Carter vs. Matthew A. Carter, modification ofchild support. Sofia A. Carvezos-Alarcon vs. Roberto Carvezos and DOR,modification of child support. Jennifer Maldonado and DOR vs. Isaac Maldonado,order on child support credit. Ocwen Loan Servicing vs. Mario Wilson et al, order. Wauchula State Bank vs. Michael H. and Patricia G.Groff, judgment. Wauchula State Bank vs. Cudberto Gotav, judgment. State Department of Transportation vs. Darrell Scott,Eloise Scott et al, order of takingby eminent domain. Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union vs. Lavon Rob-inson et al, judgment of mort gage foreclosure. Gladys V. Dixon and DOR vs. Wilfredo Santos VII, orderon child support contempt. Kimberly Michelle Stewart and DOR vs. Wilfredo SantosVII, order on child support con tempt. DOR and the state Department of Families and Childrenvs. Wilfredo Santos VII, orderon child support contempt. Cheryl Lynn Treadway and DOR vs. Nathan E. Nickerson,child support order. Erica Denise Alvarez and DOR vs. Nattiel Deric Camel,child support order. Priscilla Anita Gaona and DOR vs. Alex Alamia, childsupport order. Tera Lee Kay and DOR vs. Joseph Edward Fields, childsupport order. Stephanie Escobedo and DOR vs. Saul Alamia, child sup port contempt order. Miranda Nichole Black and DOR vs. Robert Preston BivensJr., order on child support con tempt. Samantha Lynn Rodriguez and DOR vs. Fidencio Davila,order on child support contempt. The following felony crimi nal cases were disposed of re cently by the circuit judge.Defendants have been adjudi cated guilty unless noted oth erwise. When adjudication iswithheld, it is pending success ful completion of probation.Sentences are pursuant to aninvestigative report by and therecommendation of the stateprobation office and also statesentencing guidelines. Finaldiscretion is left to the judge. Tabatha Marie Prestridge, at tempted armed robbery, proba tion seven years, restitution,designated as violent offender ofspecial concern, $1,659 fines,costs and fees; aggravated bat tery with a deadly weapon tocause great bodily harm, tam pering or fabricating physicalevidence and unlawful use of atwo-way communication de-vice, not prosecuted. Jessica Dawn Norman, pos session of methamphetamine,adjudication withheld, and pos session of drug paraphernalia,probation four years, $1,223fines, costs and fees. Gilbert Lee Almaguer, viola tion of probation (originalcharges burglary of dwellingand grand theft, resume proba tion, $300 costs and fees addedto outstanding fines, costs andfees. Scottie Dale Boyles, violation of probation (original chargepossession of alprazolam), pro bation revoked, Flo-rida StatePrison two years with credit for256 days served, $500 costs andfees added to outstanding fines,costs and fees and placed onlien; child abuse, not prosecuted. Joel David Gutierrez, viola tion of community control—house arrest (original chargestwo counts possession of meth-amphetamine and sale of meth-amphetamine), violationaffidavit withdrawn, resumecommunity control. Javier Reyes-Lopez, posses sion of methamphetamine andpossession of drug parapherna lia, transferred to drug pretrialintervention program, returnJan. 28. Kara Smith, child abuse, 60 days in jail, $970 fines, costsand fees. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 ormore were filed recently in theoffice of the clerk of court: RF Holdings to SPW Real Estate, $72,250. Floyd Smith Groves Inc. to H. Shawn and Zenybie Z. Pol lard, $640,000. TC 12 to Benjamin Dresser, $10,000. Steven L. and Robyn R. Withers to Gary L. and RoxannHess, $28,000. Joseph K. Burton to William R. and Jacqueline Tamm,$12,000. William R. and Jacqueline J. Burton to William R. andJacqueline Tamm., $12,000.

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8C The Herald-Advocate, January 23, 2014 CABBAGE STUFFED MEAT ROLL I love meatloaf. I also love stuffed cabbage rolls. So, I com bined them, and now I have mynewest favorite way to preparemeatloaf.2 cups finely shredded cabbage 1/2 cup finely chopped onion16 ounces extra-lean ground sirloin beef or turkey breast 1 cup cold cooked rice1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce2 tablespoons reducedsodium ketchup 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray 8-by-12-inch baking dishwith butter-flavored cookingspray. In a large skillet sprayedwith same cooking spray, sautecabbage and onion for 5 min utes. Remove from heat; setaside. 2. In large bowl, combine meat, rice, Worcestershire, 1/4cup tomato sauce and ketchup.Mix well to combine. Placemeat mixture on a sheet ofwaxed paper and form into a 12-by-10-inch rectangle. Sprinklecabbage mixture evenly overtop. Roll up jelly-roll fashion.Place meat roll in prepared bak ing dish, seam side down. 3. Bake for 45 minutes. Stir parsley and black pepper into re maining tomato sauce, andevenly spoon over partiallybaked meat roll. Continue bak ing for 15 minutes. Place bakingdish on a wire rack and let setfor 5 minutes. Makes 6 servings.Freezes well. H.05@2?C6;42>B.9@r calories, 6g fat, 15g protein, 12gcarb., 326mg sodium, 2g fiber;6./2A60E05.;42@r#2.AVegetable, 1/2 Starch. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Comfort Foods Made FAST AND HEALTHY! By Healthy Exchanges LifeLinks ... By Carolyn Hendry Wyatt Extension Agent 10 COMMANDMENTS OF WEIGHT LOSS Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Is one of your resolutions to lose weight this year? I came across “The Ten Commandments of Weight Loss” on the Food & Health website (foodandhealth.com) that might just helpyou attain your weight-loss goal. Here they are! 1.) You should think “choose well” not “diet.” Instead of trying to starve yourself, choose foods that allow you to fill up on fewer0.9B60852.9A53B916@52@ 8.) Use less fat when cooking.H&?2=.?23<<1@B@6;49+7?6';/3-7?147+7884!/3?911/-'37 ?41+/343+&/37'6#543746+*(= Saturday, January 25, 2014 7AM Registration / 8AM Shotgun Starts / Lunch Provided Cash Prizes1st Place — $300 2nd Place — $200 3rd Place — $100 !6+7+38+* By: To Pre-Register your team call: $43=!+66= All entry fees will be collected day of tournament upon check in. r!+6743n41+#)6'2(1+ Torrey Oaks Golf Course r<@A608'<.1HB22G21A52A?6442?3A2?A52?20<69 0B.96AF3<<1@