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The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage 114th Year, No. 93 Sections, 28 Pages 70¢ Plus 5¢ Sales Tax Thursday, January 30, 2014 S UBSCRIBE O NLINE A T T HE H ERALD A DVOCATE COM Meth Cooker Gets 4 Years . Story 7A PPD Cover-Art Deadline Feb. 5 . Details 8A FINR Vs. County Dismissed Crash Claims Woman, 28 4th Fatality In 4 Weeks WEATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 01/2260340.0001/2366290.0001/2464410.0001/2571420.00 01/2665480.08 01/2781560.00 01/2882530.00 TOTAL Rainfall to 01/28/2014 1.11 Same period last year 0.23 Ten Year Average 47.79 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center INDEX Classifieds.....................6BCommunity Calendar....6ACourthouse Report.......8CCrime Blotter.................7CCrossword Puzzle.........8AEntertainment...............5C Hardee Living................2BObituaries......................4APuzzles..........................5CSchool Lunch Menus...6ASolunar Forecast..........4B By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate A $38 million lawsuit against Hardee County was dismissedon Monday. The lawsuit against the county by Florida Institute for Neuro logic Rehabilitation, a special ized facility off Van-dolah Roadfor the treatment of people whohave suffered traumatic brain in juries, alleged a resolution al lowing mining within 150 feetof its property line was detri mental to its patients. The county’s motion to dis miss, approved by Circuit JudgeMarcus J. Ezelle of the Hardee Circuit Court, was “with preju dice,” meaning the suit cannotbe refiled on the same issue. In its lawsuit, FINR II Inc., the parent company of the facil ity, alleged violation of the stateBert Harris Act, which protectslandowners from governmentdecisions which affect an indi vidual’s property and its values.The court ruled that the BertHarris Act, State Statue 70.001,was not applicable in this case asFINR did not own the propertyfor which a setback waiver wasgranted. Issues FINR was among properties along the Vandolah Road corri dor which received a new desig nation in 2007 under thecounty’s Land Use Plan as a“Rural Center,” and that pro vided a quarter-mile setbackfrom its property line to protectit. About five years later, theHardee County Commission ap proved a resolution to waive thatsetback. FINR alleges an appraisal shows the value of its propertydropped from $41.9 million to$3.6 million. It asked the countyto reimburse it for the $38.3 mil lion difference. Another issue is administra tive. Can the county arbitrarily,by resolution, change its ownrules and regulations without anordinance change to the Com-prehensive Land Use Plan, and,if so, is the county responsiblefor losses a resident may sufferbecause of its decisions? Background/FINR Once known as New Medico, the 871.74-acre property under went an ownership change in1986. Over time, the FINR facil ity grew to include 25 buildings,with 238 beds and 600 jobs. The facility provides residen tial care for patients injured inswimming, vehicle and other ac cidents, falls, strokes or otherbrain-injury events. There areoften mental and emotionaloverlays due to the injuries. FINR provides long-term care with medical, vocational, re training and behavioral healthcare for adults and children. Itsproperty includes a 25-bed hos pital, pediatric center, rehabilita tion therapy of various modes,and cottages for its unique pa tients from all over the state, na tion and world. About 2005, FINR began plans for expansion to increasethe hospital to 200 beds and addthree more 12-bed resident cab ins, a 200-room hotel, commer cial development including a gas station, and multi-family unitsfor staff and visiting families. To complete its plan, FINR applied to the county to changethe Future Land Use of thecounty’s Comprehensive LandUse Plan. The county adoptedOrdinance 2007-14, creating theVandolah Rural Center designa tion of mixed use developmentfor the Vandolah corridor, in cluding FINR, serviced by theVandolah Wastewater Plant. Part of the Rural Center des ignation included a one-quartermile, or 1,350-foot, setbackfrom uses on adjoining property.At the time, the properties sur rounding FINR were desig-See FINR2A By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate A 28-year-old woman lost her life on Thursday after the vehi cle she was driving crossed thecenter line and struck a tractor-trailer. The 49-year-old driver of the 1999 Freightliner semi-truckwas wearing a seatbelt and wasuninjured, said Florida High-way Patrol crash investigatorTpr. Patrick Roberts and homi cide investigator Cpl. RonnieHighsmith. Carol Ann Maherg of Punta Gorda was not wearing a seat belt, and died, the FHP said. The call for the accident on U.S. 17 and Fish Branch Roadwas received by the FHP at 4:17p.m. In their report, Roberts and Highsmith said Maherg wasdriving a 2013 Chevrolet two-door southbound on U.S. 17.Meanwhile, Jose A. Bermudez-Romero, of Hialeah, was travel ing north on U.S. 17 in his semi. For an unknown reason, Ma herg drove left of the road’s cen ter line and into the northboundlane of U.S. 17. In an attempt toavoid hitting the Chevy,Bermudez-Romero steered tothe right, the FHP said. The front of Maherg’s vehicle then collided with the rear tan dem axles of the semi’s trailer,causing the axles to separatefrom the trailer. The crash report goes on to say that the Chevy came to afinal resting position south ofFish Branch Road, facing southin the southbound lane. Thesemi continued traveling north,then went off the pavement andcame to a final stop on the westshoulder. There are no charges.Maherg becomes the fourth person to die on Hardee Countyroadways since the start of thenew year, a period of only fourweeks. There were five trafficfatalities in this county in all of2013. By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate Any Bowling Green resident interested in running for its com mission has until Friday to makehis or her wishes known. Friday at 4 p.m. is the dead line for filing an application tofill a vacancy on the commissionresulting from the recent resig nation of Randy Mink. Qualifying was all this week. By Wednesday morning, therewas one candidate, StevenSpinks, who lives at U.S. 17 andBanana Street. There only a few require ments to run for office in Bowl-ing Green. Commission seats are at-large, meaning open toany resident living within thecity limits for at least sixmonths. A candidate must be aregistered voter at least 18 yearsold. The candidate must open a campaign account at a bank, andfrom it pay the $40 fees which accompany the completed appli cation, a simple form describingqualifications. The fees includethe $30 voter assessment fee anda $10 city fee. The city election will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18, with theusual 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. votinghours. File Now For Open BG Seat By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate “Those who educate children well are more to be honored thanthey who produce them; forthese only gave them life, thosethe art of living well,” Aristotle. School employees work hard to help students succeed in life.Because of this, a few of themwere honored on Thursday at the2014 Recognition Banquet thatfeted top teachers and school-re lated personnel from eachschool and district worksite inHardee County. Two of the honored employ ees came away with the highest,district-level awards. Mary Lynne Driskell, Wauchula Elementary, was selectedas District Teacher of the Year.Donnie Dyal, North WauchulaElementary, was named DistrictSchool-Related Employee of theYear. Others recognized as Teacher of the Year at their schools wereJodie Skitka DeLoach, CareyCrawford, Judy Dyal, KimberlyIslas, Keith Weems and Jerrod “Buddy” Martin. Receiving School-Related Personnel of the Year for theirworksites were Nancy Cor-onado, Bunny Faulkner, NatalieMichelle Brown, Amparo Islas,Wendy Mayer, Maria DeAnda,Danny Westberry, Scott San-ders and Thomas David Green. The evening started with Su perintendent David Dura-stantiwelcoming the crowd and intro ducing the master of ceremoniesfor the evening, School BoardChairman Thomas Tre-vino. Chief Master Sgt. Robert “Bob” Waltich then announcedhis Air Force Junior Reserve Of ficer Training Corps ColorGuard members as they pre sented the flags. Under the com mand of Cadet 1st Lt. SelenaMacias were Cadet 2nd Lt. PaulHernandez, Cadet Sgt. KirstenRamirez and Cadet Staff Sgts.Jose Sanchez and Ryan Ham. Cleston Sanders, National Honor Society president, led thegroup in the Pledge ofSee EMPLOYEES 2A PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO District School-Related Employee of the Year Donnie Dyal and District Teacher of the Year Mary Lynne Driskell are flanked by (left) Deputy Superintendent Bob Sha yman and (right) Schools Superintendent David Durastanti. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO These brave young men will make a fun and fabulous transformatio n Saturday night when they take to the stage as contestants in the Miss Project Graduation Pageant. This year’s theme is “Vegas Nights,” and only one can capture the coveted crown. Competing are (front, from left) Tristan Montgo mery, David Velasquez, Yuma Ortiz, Javier Valdez, Kevin Borjas, Jacob Bolin, Marco Ehrenkaufer and Cleston Sanders; (ba ck) Taylor Hodges, Eric Klein, Luke Winter, Brandon Beatty and Sam Eriksen. Not pictured are Armando Alamia a nd Sergio Jimenez. The show begins at 7 in the Agri-Civic Center, with doors opening at 6. Tickets are $5, wit h money raised going to provide a safe, alcoholand drug-free graduation celebration for Hardee Senior High School’s Class of 2014. For more on the event, see 5A. PAGEANT PARODY School District Honors Employees Of Year

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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 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Sportsmen Fund Banquet will be held Friday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Bartow Civic Center.Tickets are $50 for individuals and $75 for couples. For tickets callRhonda at 863-698-3163 or Lamar at Hal’s Gun Shop at 863-533-9563. The Sportsmen Fund sponsors free hunts and fishing trips for wounded American soldiers. Painting contractor Donald Thomas isone of the directors of the group. There have been hunts for turkeys,dove, alligators, hogs, plus fishing trips to Pine Island. Supporters are building a permanent camp on the Prairie Tract on the Kissimmee River east of Lake Wales. There is a pavilion andsummer kitchen. A bunkhouse and sporting clays shooting stationswill be built soon. ——— It’s time to buy Girl Scout Cookies again. Jessica Morris, a 2012 Hardee High School graduate, has set the local standard by sellingover 6,000 boxes of cookies in the past, earning the bronze, silverand gold awards. She plans to be a pediatrician specializing in deaf and hearingimpaired children. ——— Kentucky hunters killed 20 bears in the 2013 hunting season.Tennessee hunters killed at least 118 sandhill cranes during the state’s first season which ended Jan. 1. The state issued 1,200 harvesttags for sandhill cranes, which would have been a 10 percent har vest. ——— The annual Wauchula Kiwanis Club sporting clays shoot will be held Saturday morning at Four Square off Hwy. 70 between Ar cadia and Lake Placid. The cost to shoot is $50. Contact WauchulaState Bank by Friday morning to sign up to shoot, says BobbyHanchey. ——— This week’s word lesson is elocution, which means a person’s manner of speaking or reading aloud in public; the study and prac tice of oral delivery, including voice and gesture. ——— Congratulations to the Florida Gator men’s basketball team, which has achieved a No. 3 national ranking. This is salve for Gatorfans after the football team went 4-8 and to the Toilet Bowl whilerival FSU won the NCAA football title with a last-minute win overAuburn. ——— When asked how he was doing, the late Hardee Tax Collector Cutis Ezelle used to say, “On top of the world.” When asked, Bowling Green Postmaster Dee Williams-Tatis says, “Blessed and thankful.” ——— The football season will finally be over Sunday when Denver plays Seattle in Super Bowl 48. I have watched nearly all of themon TV. ——— Beloved Florida author Patrick Smith, 87, who penned one of America’s most enduring novels, “A Land Remembered,” passedaway Sunday. “A Land Remembered” is a sweeping saga of a Florida pioneer family. Smith was heralded for its unique voice, rich language andevocative writing that told in great, exquisite detail the naturalbeauty of undeveloped Florida and the staggering challenges facingFlorida pioneers. Smith, a three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, had written an ear lier novel, “Angel City,” which revolved around Florida’s migrantfarm workers, that became a movie in 1980. He and his wife, Iris, moved from Mississippi to Merritt Island in 1966, and Smith took a job as a public relations director for Bre vard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College). Hewrote in his spare time, beginning with “The River is Home.” Otherworks include “Allapattah” and “Forever Island.” In 2012 he received the Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for writing, and in 1999 he was inducted into the Florida Artists Hallof Fame. In 2002 he received the Florida Historical Society’s“Greatest Living Floridian Award.” Gov. Rick Scott recently paid a personal visit to Smith, at which time he presented the author with the “Great Floridian” award.Smith visited Hardee County several times, including a speech atPioneer Park for the 2000 annual meeting of the Peace River ValleyCitrus Growers Association and a book signing at the HardeeCounty Library. He wrote exclusive articles for The Herald-Advo cate special sections on the cattle industry in 2003 and the dairy in dustry in 2012. The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage nr !&!*#)(!n 000#!!+& r /)-!)' EMPLOYEESContinued From 1A FINRContinued From 1A Allegiance. Rachel Burton, ofthe Hardee Senior High varsitychoir, sang the National An them. Kole Robertson, chaplainof the Hardee chapter of the Fu ture Farmers of America, gavethe invocation. All attending were served a dinner provided by the highschool’s Culinary Operationsclass and the 4-H Foundation.National Honor Society mem bers were there to set-up, serveand clean-up the meals. Plaques and praise were then given to school employees. Driskell teaches first graders at WES. She said it was quite anhonor to just be nominated forthis award and winning. Dris-kell said this year has been oneof the greatest in her life. She then shared her favorite moment: when she sees thetwinkle in her students’ eyeswhen they finally learn to read.She says she still gets goosebumps when that happens.See EMPLOYEES 3A nated A-1 (Agriculture) andwere being used for citrus andother agricultural activities. Background/CF CF Industries had been min ing in Hardee County since 1978and purchased the property ad joining FINR in 1999. It lay va cant until August 2010, whenCF began seeking mining per mits. In July 2011, CF ap-pliedto the county for a Major SpecialException, including a waiver ofthe quarter-mile setback. Meanwhile, FINR had sued the state Department of Envi-ronmental Protection in March2012, challenging its approvalof the CF Industries mining per mit, alleging mining bermswould keep surface water fromflowing naturally across FINRproperty. An administrative lawjudge said the quarter-mile set back was a county issue and thecounty should enforce its ownsetbacks. In May 2012, the Central Florida Regional PlanningCouncil approved the CF Min ing South Pasture Mine Exten sion with 62 conditions forprotections of wildlife, historicalor archaeological sites, mitigat ing wetlands, groundwater andsoil monitoring, and reclama tion. The Planning Council for warded its recommendations tothe Hardee County Commis-sion. Of the 7,513 acres in theproposed mine extension, therewould be 1,095 left undisturbed,most of them portions of the1,928 acres of wetlands on thatproperty. Following six hours of testi mony at its first hearing in Au gust 2012, the commission andPlanning & Zoning Board con tinued their joint meetings untilSept. 13 and again to Sept. 21.CF said not allowing mining inthe 1,350-foot setback wouldtake away its right to mine 657acres. FINR said to waive thesetback would place all its prop erty and residents at risk. The P&Z Board recom mended denial of the proposedwaiver. Mike Thompson, thenchairman of the P&Z Board,said these issues should havebeen resolved when the RuralCenter designation was incorpo rated into the Land Use Plan in2007. He was among sevenmembers of the board to voteagainst the proposal, with OscarOrtiz the only member voting infavor of it. The County Commission approved the setback waiver on a4-1 vote, with CommissionerRick Knight dissenting. Com-missioners Minor Bryant, DaleJohnson, Sue Birge and GradyJohnson approved it, with a stip ulation for a 10-foot berm oftrees and bamboo and increasingit to 15 feet along the diagonalline closest to FINR’s buildings. CF said it would pay the county up to $2 million in legalfees if the action was appealed. The approved Resolution 1221 allows CF to mine within 150feet to the west and north of theFINR property and within 207feet to the east of it. CF volun tarily said it would limit miningto within 520 feet of CR 663(Ona-Fort Green Road) to elim inate interference with plannedindustrial development there. The waiver also allowed a portion of Troublesome Creek tobe diverted to a re-route ditchbefore being returned to its his torical flows after mining wascompleted.

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January 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3A PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLO These helpers were busy making up the meals so they could then be served to the hon ored employees and their guests. This Bowling Green Elementary group was there to cheer on their co-workers, B unny Faulkner and Carey Crawford.Superintendent David Durastanti and his wife, Betty, were among thos e seated at the head table. This table was full of people there to support Hardee Junior High Teacher o f the Year Keith Weems (second from right), including Principal Doug Herron an d Assistant Prin cipal Beverly Cornelius. 1552 This group was in full support of School-Related Employee of the Yea r Michelle Brown (second from left). School-Related Employee of the Year Maria DeAnda (fourth from right) celebrat ed the night with her family. The 2014 School-Related Personnel of the Year are (front, from left) Bunn y Faulkner at Bowling Green Elementary, Amparo Islas from Hilltop Elementary, Michelle Brown from Wauchula Elementa ry, Nancy Coronado from Zolfo Springs Elementary and Maria DeAnda from Hardee Senior High; (back) Donnie Dya l from North Wauchula Elementary, David Green from the District Office, Danny Westberry from Educational Facilities, Scott Sanders from the Transportation Department and Wendy Mayer from Hardee Junior High. The 2014 Teachers of the Year are (front, from left) Judy Dyal from No rth Wauchula Elementary, Kimberly Islas from Hilltop Elementary and Carey Crawford from Bowling Green Elementary; (b ack) Keith Weems from Hardee Junior High, Jodie DeLoach from Zolfo Springs Elementary, Buddy Martin from Hard ee Senior High and Mary Lynne Driskell from Wauchula Elementary. EMPLOYEESContinued From 2A Driskell has been employed by the school district for 26years, five were spent as a guid ance counselor. She is an HHS graduate and attended Florida Southern Col-lege and earned her Bachelor ofScience degree in elementaryeducation. Driskell then en-rolled in the University of Sara sota and earned a Master’sDegree in school counseling. Throughout her career she has served as grade team chair,on the School Advisory Coun-cil, as a mentor teacher, direct ing teacher and on leadershipteams. Dyal has been a paraprofes sional at NWE for the past fouryears. When his name was an nounced, he said he never ex pected to be up on the stageonce, let alone twice. Dyalthanked his wife and family andalso Dale Wolgast, former assis tant principal at NWE. He says Wolgast asked him to go work at the school after hewas out of work. Dyal says Wol gast sent him to be fingerprintedand drug tested before he waseven able to change his mind.When a position became avail able, Dyal responded with an “Iguess,” when asked if he wouldlike the spot. Dyal ended by thanking the Lord, and said, “To hear whatthe Lord has for you, you haveto be aware that He is there.” Dyal graduated from HHS and then attended Mercer Uni-versity and Florida SouthernCollege. He leads a group instruction tutoring program after school forstudents in need, has early busduty and also recess duty, whichallows students to have daily re cess. His wife, teacher Judy Dyal, also was honored that night. Others recognized as Teacher of the Year at their schools were: <1',((1$&+$5#1.)1 Springs Elementary. She hasbeen a teacher in the district forfive years and currently teachesfourth grade. <$3(:3$8)13'$5r18 ling Green Elementary. She hasbeen teaching for seven and a half years in Hardee and is cur rently teaching second grade. <6'::$.$5!:$. has been a teacher at the schoolfor 40 years and is currentlyteaching first graders. <,/%(3.:4.$4$5,..512 Elementary. She has been ateacher in the Hardee district forseven and a half years andteaches fifth grade. Her motherwas also honored. <(,5+!((/4$5$3'(( Junior High. He has been teach ing in the district for 16 yearsand is now an eighth-gradeAmerican history and readingteacher.
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4A The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 Obituaries In Memory BRENDA J. KILPATRICK Brenda J. Kilpatrick, 72, passed away Monday, Jan. 27,2014, in Bartow of heart fail ure. Brenda was born Feb. 15, 1941 in Knoxville, Tenn., andmoved to Fort Meade fromWauchula in 1960 soon aftershe married. She was a 1958graduate of Hardee HighSchool and went on to attendthe University of SouthFlorida in Tampa. Brendaworked for the Flor-ida De partment of Transpor-tation inBartow for 33 years, retiringas the assistant manager forthe Human Re-sources De partment. She was a longtime mem ber of the First BaptistChurch, Fort Meade whereshe was a Sunday Schoolteacher and Adult Choirmember. Brenda had a veryoutgoing personality, loved tobe around people and nevermet a stranger. In her sparetime, Brenda loved to play thepiano, and during her youngeryears, she was a concert pi anist. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Loydand Jessie Gas Jarnigan; andhusband, Dozier Darrell Kil-patrick. She is survived by her son, Christopher D. Kilpatrick ofTitusville; one daughter, Kim berly Ann Kilpatrick of FortMeade; one brother, RichardJarnigan of Palm Coast; andthree grandchildren, Joey Kil patrick, Jacob Kilpatrick andCaleb Kil-patrick. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb.1, 2014, at the First BaptistChurch, 307 E. Broadway,Fort Meade. Funeral serviceswill follow at 11 a.m. with theRev. Kenny Slay officiating.Int-erment will follow inEver-green Cemetery, FortMeade. Condolences may be sent to the family at hancockfh.com. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade In Memory SANTOS ALAMIA Santos Alamia, 71, of Bowling Green, passed awayFriday, Jan. 24, 2014, at hishome. He was born Jan. 31,1942, in Weslaco, Texas, andmoved to Hardee County in1969. Santos was a crewleader for many years andworked for Ronald Moye. Heloved to gather with familyand was a loving father andgrandfather. Santos is preceded in death by his beloved wife, MargaretAlamia; his parents, Salomeand Paula Silva Alamia; twodaughters, Elida and JosieAlamia; two brothers, Felixand Jessie Alamia; three sis ters, Josephine Rodriguez,Lupe Moscoro and EustoliaTorres; and two grandsons,Eric Martinez and Tony Es cobedo. He is survived by four sons, Santos Alamia Jr., Sam-uelAlamia, Saul Alamia and San tiago “Benny” Alamia andwife Mary, all of BowlingGreen; four daughters, SylviaMartinez and husband Eraclioof Bowling Green, Sandra Es cobedo and husband Juan ofBowling Green, DiannaMurillo and husband Rodrigoof Sebring and Sophia Garciaand husband Jose of ZolfoSprings; three brothers, JuanAlamia, Soloman Alamia andLionel Losolla; 27 grandchil dren and 21 great-grandchil dren. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, 2014,at Ponger-Kays Grady Fu-neral Home located at 404 W.Palmetto St. in Wauchula. Services were at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in theChapel of Ponger-Kays-GradyFuneral Home. Com-mittalService and burial followed atWauchula Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula In Memory CLINTON "MONROE" POLK SR. Clinton "Monroe" Polk Sr., 80, of Fort Meade passedaway Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, atthe Good Shepherd For-sytheHospice House in Au-burn dale from cancer. He was born in 1933 as a native of Wauchula. In 1952,he played as Center for theHardee County Wildcats forthe graduating class in Wau-chula. Monroe moved to FortMeade in 1958 and openedthe Fort Meade NAPA Storewith his wife Mary. He was aKorean WarVeteran andserved threeyears as a Bat talion PartsClerk for theArmy Third Armored Divi sion. Monroe was very activein the Fort Meade Commu nity. He was a member andDeacon at the First BaptistChurch of Fort Meade andwas a past officer for the FortMeade Chamber of Com-merce and Rotary Club. Monroe was also very in volved in the Fort MeadeSchool System by participat ing in the Parents Teacher As sociation and oftenvolunteered to work the highschool concessions and num-erous other school functions.He was an avid outdoorsmanand enjoyed hunting and fish ing. A loving husband, fatherand grandfather he will bedearly missed. Monroe was preceded in death by his parents, Fred andLola Polk of Wauchula and issurvived by his wife of 60years, Mary Camp Polk ofFort Meade; one son, Clint M.Polk Jr. of Fort Meade; onedaughter, Barbara Jane Davisand husband Joey ofClarksville, Ga.; four grand children, Bethany, Naomi andHannah Davis of Clarks-ville,Ga., and Michael Polk of FortMeade; and one brother, Free man Polk and wife Gwen ofZephyrhills. A visitation was held on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 5 to 7p.m. at the McLean FuneralHome located at 306 E.Broadway, Fort Meade, FL33841. Funeral Services wereconducted on Wednes-day,Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. at theMcLean Funeral Home. Bur ial services followed immedi ately at Evergreen Cemeteryin Fort Meade. Condolences may be sent to the family at mcleanfuneralhome.net McLean Funeral Home Fort Meade INFORMATION Roundup Caregivers Get Training Times The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of The Alzheimer’sAssociation is holding a se ries of free caregiver trainingsessions at the HardeeCounty Library, CourthouseAnnex II, 315 N. Sixth Ave.(U.S. 17 and Oak St.), Wau-chula. The three training ses sions, Feb. 5, 12 and 19, areeach from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.For more information, call863-385-3444 or emailcanalesc@alzflgulf.org., orcall the library at 863-699-3705. New Furniture For Less New Furniture For Less Support Local Economy Support Local Economy Mattress SALE!# r r r n Highpoint Furniturenr(across from Home Depot)3 3 8 8 2 2 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 For Gold! Instant Delivery NO HIGH PRESSURE SALESMAN! *Items may not be similar to pictures. 1:30c 1:30nc r 1:30c 1:30,2:6p In Memory LAUDY C. “L.C.” LAWRENCE Laudy C. “L.C.” Lawrence, age 57, passed away onSunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Se bring. He was born on Dec. 27, 1956, in Bartow. L.C. was amember of the ProfessionalRodeo Cowboys Associationand the Florida Cowboys As sociation. He attended Lake land Christian School. L.C.enjoyed hunting and fishingand being outdoors and he es pecially loved spending timewith his family. He is survived by two sis ters, Linda Brown of Sevier-ville, Tennessee and Kathyand Randy Wilson of Al-bu querque, N.M.; two brothers,Mike and Glenda Law-renceof Wauchula and Tim andDebbie Lawrence of LakePlacid. He is also survived bystep-brothers and sister:Mike, Jim, Trish and Bill; andhis life-long friend, GlenScheipsmeier. A Celebration of Life will be held for L.C. at his home atNiebert’s Fish Camp on Sun day, Feb. 9, 2014, beginningat 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers the fam ily has requested donations bemade in his memory to thecharity of your choice. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring

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January 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5A COURTESY PHOTO Band student Lawrence Matos, an eighth grader at Har-dee Junior High School, recently traveled to Tampa to par ticipate in the All-State Middle School Honors Band. Hewas nominated by his band director, Shayla Bryan, andthen selected from students throughout Florida to partic ipate in this special event. The group rehearsed for twodays and then performed a concert. Lawrence, who playsthe trumpet, is shown above with Bryan. TOP TRUMPETER By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate Get ready for a night filled with sequins, feather boas andElvis. On Saturday, Miss Project Graduation will transform theAgri-Civic Center into LasVegas. The theme for the pageant where anything can happen isVegas Nights. There are 14 sen ior boys set to transform them selves into the best-lookingyoung ladies they can become.For some, that may require a lotof makeup! All will be competing to be the most fabulous and earn thetitle Miss Project Graduation 2014. Two of the past year’swinners will come back to helpthroughout the night and crownthis year’s winners. Kalob Rickett, Miss Project Graduation 2013, will reprisehis role as TV reality personalityHoney Boo Boo and Will Ben nett, 2013 first runner-up, willreturn as Katy Perry. Organizer Tammy Rhodes says others impersonating fa mous singers include Carl Bryanas Elvis, Joey and Missy Kirk land as Jason Aldean and KatyPerry, Caylah Dixon as DollyParton and Larry McCandless asJimmy Buffet. These local talents will not only be performing on the night of the pageant, they will also bejudging the “girls” and decidingwho will take home the sash andcrown. In order to raise even more money, a baked goods auctionwill be held during intervals inwhich the boys will be makingtheir transformations. Fourteencakes will be up for auction, andonly the highest bidders will belucky enough to take one ormore of the desserts home. Boys participating in this pageant are Armando Alamia,Brandon Beatty, Jacob Bolin,Kevin Borjas, Marco Ehren-kaufer, Sam Eriksen, TaylorHodges, Sergio Jimenez, EricKlein, Tristan Montgomery, Yuma Ortiz, Cleston Sanders,Javier Valdez, David Velasquezand Luke Winter. Tickets are $5 and are avail able at the door at the Agri-CivicCenter. Doors will open at 6p.m. on Saturday and the pro gram will begin at 7 p.m. All of the money raised on the night will go toward givingthe seniors their free ProjectGraduation trip. The goal is forall the teens to enjoy a safe, al cohol-free and drug-free gradu ation celebration. So, get ready for a great night and “Welcome to Fabulous LasVegas, Nevada!” Project Graduation Goes Vegas The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage r$&(%%nnrn"! nrrn n www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com In Service at New Vision Worship Center nrnn n!&--*&-20#-"6-*$-./',%0 n Anthony is a LOCAL boy who travels with his team, “PowerUnlimited” to schools and churches across the U.S. andCanada sharing his message. His personal achieved suc !#00#0',*'$#,"',1�.-/1-$ -"5 2'*"',%&3#%'3#,&'+01/-,%.*1$-/+ 54&'!&&#!-++2,'!1#0.-4#/$2*character shaping message. Anthony BeckhamAccomplished Competitive Body Builder and Motivational Speaker NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US AMERIBANK C/O PENDER NEWKIRK CUSTODIAN F/B/O TC 10L, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said cer tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certifi cate number and year of issuance, the description ofthe property, and the names in which it was assessedare as follows:CERTIFICATE NO.: 1233 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2010Parcel ID Number: 09-33-26-0000-40010-0000Description of Property: 160 AC MINERAL RIGHTS NW/4-ASTO 1/2 INT DC-639P258P259 639P281 (N/T) 644P545-552 (PRO-252003CP000050DCJR) DC-645P47(DECJR) 647P636 AMEND L/A-647P636 (PRO-252003CP 000011 (MC) SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.Name in which assessed: ESTATE OF DOYLE CARL TON AND MILDRED CARLTON C/O DOYLE E. CARL TON, IIISaid property being in the County of HARDEE, Stateof Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemedaccording to law, the property described in such cer tificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theHardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street,second floor hallway outside of Room 202, Wauchula,FL 33873 on the 5 TH day of MARCH, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 28 th day of JANUARY, 2014. Victoria L. RogersClerk of Circuit CourtHardee County, FloridaAD No: 1By: Laura L. Barker, Deputy ClerkTax Deed File No.: 252013TD041XXXXPursuant to F.S. 197.512 1:30-2:20c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PENDER NEWKIRK CUSTODIAN F/B/O TC 10U, LLC, the holder of the fol lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a taxdeed to be issued thereon. The certificate number a nd year of issuance, the description of the property, andthe names in which it was assessed are as follows:CERTIFICATE NO.: 297 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2010Parcel ID Number: 17-33-25-0000-06670-0000Description of Property: .61 AC THAT PART OF NE1/4 OFNE1/4 E OF RR LESS TO FLOOK17 33S 25E142P366 DC-504P114 (JDH)683P550 687P420APP-702P1422 702P1424 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.Name in which assessed: WILLIAM L. MANFULSaid property being in the County of HARDEE, Stateof Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemedaccording to law, the property described in such cer tificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theHardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street,second floor hallway outside of Room 202, Wauchula,FL 33873 on the 5 TH day of MARCH, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 28 th day of JANUARY, 2014. Victoria L. RogersClerk of Circuit CourtHardee County, FloridaAD No: 1By: Laura L. Barker, Deputy ClerkTax Deed File No.: 252013TD053XXXXPursuant to F.S. 197.512 1:30-2:20c

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6A The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 Dear Editor: Since Trista and Ryan Sutter from the Bachelorette is cele brating 10 years of marriage, Idecided to go down memorylane myself concerning Hur-ri cane Charley. Ten years sure came by fast. The 13 days we had no electric ity after Charley blew in seemedlike an eternity. We had mealscoming through River Chaseapartments and First BaptistChurch on Main Street given bythe Red Cross. A church also do nated a nice meal at the Court house during the ordeal. We did not go without, which was a total blessing. I did not goto the shelter since I do not thinkanyone knew what to expect,plus the storm was planning onheading to Tampa when last-minute wind changes allowedCharley to enter in at PuntaGorda. It came in with a force upthrough Hwy. 17 into Arcadiaand Wauchula and went alongall the way up north. The TurnerCenter in Arcadia had to beevacuated because the roofcaved in. Letter To The Editor Wauchula Resident RecallsHurricane Charley of 2004 As for my personal story, I saw the roof fly off my apartment onthe sides and front as if they werepaper. I put my head under thecushion like they tell you. If Iwas in the back bedroom lyingon my bed, I would have gottenkilled! The impact caused thesmall attic door to come down onmy bed. Guess it was not timefor me to go, as the saying goes. I had just broken my wrist two weeks prior to Charley, and I wasnot supposed to get it wet as gan grene could set in so I had towrap a plastic bag around thecast. I also had to go back to thedoctor the next couple days be cause it did get wet anyway. I had a neighbor take me to Se bring, and they were givingArmy rations, clothes and differ ent items (personal hygiene andwater) away at the church rightpast Charley Creek. Some neighbors had genera tors. I had candles and flash lights. I feel it bonded usneighbors because it was too hotto stay inside and some werecooking on grills outside. I went and investigated the damage afterwards. Oh my, whatdevastation. Huge old trees downall over. Roads blocked. Trailershas trees on them. Forest Gladeapartments down from St.Micheal’s Church had to beevacuated as the roofs caved in,and the handicapped/elderly losteverything. They were trans ported in a school bus to the oldJunior High on Florida Avenue. We lost an apartment roof which was good because thatapartment was the only apart ment that had to be evacuated atRiver Chase. We had trees downand a little flooding on the road.Porches and roofs’ aluminumwere damaged, but thank Jesus that no major damage was doneto River Chase apartments, at theend of E. Oak Street. I remember waiting in line for gas, blue tarps and the FEMAcoming and helping people!Charley’s memories are here tostay and will never be forgottenin my book! 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Which two De troit players had four such sea sons? 2. True or false: Hall of Fame shortstop Honus Wagner alsowas a major-league manager. 3. What was the first college football bowl game to featureteams ranked No. 1 and No. 2? ANSWERS 1. Hank Greenberg and Cecil Fielder. 2. True. He was 1-4 in five games for Pittsburgh in 1917. 3. In the 1962 season, No. 1 Southern Cal faced No. 2 Wis consin in the Rose Bowl. Sports Quiz By Chris Richcreek 1:30c COMMUNITY Calendar !"# $!%& '( The Hardee Democratic Women’s Club, Smokin’Joe’s BBQ, 4040 U.S. 17South, Bowling Green, exec utive committee meeting, 6,p.m., club re-organizationalmeeting, 7 p.m. MONDAY, FEB. 3 Wauchula City Commission, regular monthly work shop, City Hall, 225 E. MainSt., Wauchula, 5 p.m. THURSDAY, FEB. 6 Hardee County Commission, monthly morningmeeting, Room 102, Court-house Annex I, 412 W. Or ange St., Wauchula, 8:30a.m.

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January 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7A By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate A man who admitted using his girlfriend’s 10-year-old daughterto help him cook methampheta mine has been sentenced toprison for four years. Lee Roy Fender Jr., 38, of 3456 Palmetto St., ZolfoSprings, appeared in HardeeCircuit Court on Tuesday of lastweek for what was scheduled asa status hearing on the chargesagainst him. Fender had been arrested by the Hardee County Sheriff’s Of fice last September on felonycounts of neglect of a child andpossession of methamphetamineand on a misdemeanor count forpossession of narcotics equip ment. But rather than take the case to trial, he and defense attorneyJames Pyle entered a change ofplea as the result of negotiationswith Assistant State AttorneyDavid Ward. Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle then sentenced Fender for his crimes. Ezelle ordered Fender behind state bars for four years, allow ing him credit for the 142 dayshe has served in the HardeeCounty Jail since his arrest. Fur ther, the judge assessed a total of$2,265 in fines, court fees andlaw enforcement ex-penses. According to sheriff’s spokesman Maj. Randy Dey,Fender manufactured metham phetamine inside his home andin the presence of his girlfriend’s4-year-old son and 10-year-olddaughter. The children later were inter viewed by the Child ProtectionTeam in Bartow and, Det. An drew McGuckin wrote in his re port, the girl “described in greatdetail the ingredients andprocess to manufacture meth-amphetamine.” The child was able to tell the adults how she helped Fenderroll foil balls to put into the mix ture, a practice which initiates achemical reaction that “cooks”the meth. McGuckin also noted the child then described how Fenderand her mother would smoke thenarcotic after the cookingprocess was complete, down tothe details of how foil wasfolded and how a lighter wasused to heat the drug to thesmoking point. Maj. Dey pointed out that chemicals used in the cooking process and the fumes they emitare toxic. He also noted meth“labs” are highly volatile, andare subject to explosions andfires. He said Fender’s cooking ac tivities placed the children indanger. While the meth lab allegations spanned a period running fromJanuary to June of 2012, thepossession accusations came inSeptember 2013. Dey said Dep. Cesar Medina was responding to a call con cerning a suspicious vehicle onElm Street in Zolfo Springswhen he saw Fender walk fromthe back of the car to the front,raising its hood as the deputy ap proached. Dey said Medina spotted a glass pipe under the car. Fender, he said, admitted to throwing it there when he spot ted Medina. The pipe, Dey said, tested positive for methamphetamine. Man Cooks Meth With Child, 10 He Is Sentenced To 4 Years In State Prison Fender COURTESY PHOTO Etta May will fill the Theatre for the Performing Arts inAvon Park with uproarious laughter. Etta May, the self-proclaimed Queen of Southern Sass, is com ing to the 2014 SFSC MatineeSeries at South Florida StateCollege. She will appear on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Theatre for thePerforming Arts on the maincampus in Avon Park. This comedienne keeps the laughs coming with hystericalstories about raising her family,getting older, and life in theSouth. She describes her com edy as being like “Minnie Pearlwith a migraine.” May won the prestigious American Comedy Awards“Stand-Up Comic of the Year”and has appeared on “The OprahWinfrey Show,” “Comic StripLive,” MTV, and as a guestcommentator on “CBS NewsSunday Morning.” May headlines the successful all-female Southern FriedChicks Tour, selling out theatresall over the country. The Matinee Series season features performances on Tues-days at 1:30 p.m. from Januarythrough March. Individual tickets for Etta May are $15, $18 and $21. Tick ets are available for purchaseonline atwww.performances.south florida.edu or by calling theSFSC Box Office at (863) 784-7178. SFSC Box Office hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday. Tick-ets are alsoavailable by visiting the Box Of fice during business hours. TheBox Office is located in front ofthe SFSC Theatre for the Per forming Arts, 600 W. CollegeDr., Avon Park. ‘Queen Of Southern Sass’ To Perform Concerned that legalizing marijuana will jeopardize publicsafety; Florida’s sheriffs havepassed a resolution opposing thelegalization of marijuana in thisstate. The Florida Sheriffs Association has announced the majorityvote, stressing that the main pri ority of Florida’s 67 sheriffs is toprotect the safety of citizens.They believe that approvingbroad exceptions to current stateand federal law to allow doctorsto authorize use of marijuana forvirtually any reason with littleregulation will hurt children andfamilies and lead to a lowerquality of life for all. The dangers of marijuana have been well-documented inrecent years, with increasedcrime and traffic accidents instates that have passed legisla tion legalizing marijuana, theFlorida Sheriffs Associationsays. For example, of the 20 states with the highest driver acknow-ledgement of drugged driving,15 were states that have passedlegislation legalizing marijuana.The Los Angeles and Den-verpolice departments have re ported significant increases incrime since marijuana was legal ized in their respective states. FSA’s opposition is driven by several factors. Among them: E+<34?+8+3=63=>/.+=+ Schedule I drug under the Con trolled Substances Act, definedas having a high potential forabuse and no accepted medicaluse. Several major medical or ganizations including the Amer ican Medical Associ-ation,National Cancer Institute andAmerican Cancer Society haverejected smoked marijuana asmedicine. E69<3.+I==2/<300=.989> want to see a repeat of the state’searlier problems with prescrip tion drug abuse, whichprompted new laws supportedby the FSA to close loopholes,create new monitoring programsand put protocols in place tostop the abuse of prescriptiondrugs such as Oxy-Contin. E/1+63D3817+<34?+8++= current ballot language pro poses, comes with significantdangers to Florida youth. The le galization of marijuana willmake this drug more readily available and easier to obtain byteens, as they would not needparental consent to get a “physi cian’s certification” for mari juana. With no quality or dosagecontrol, there is nothing in placeto prevent these storefront mari juana dispensaries from sellingto minors. States that havepassed legislation legalizingmarijuana have seen an increaseof youth in possession of mari juana; in Colorado alone, themarijuana use rate among teensis 50 percent above the nationalaverage. E69<3.+=2/<300=+12+> there may be strains of mari juana that can provide relief forchildren with severe intractableseizures. This type of marijuanais high in CBD, a pain relievingand anti-convulsing componentof marijuana, and contains min imal amounts of tetrahydro cannabinol, the psychoactiveingredient that produces a high.Sheriffs are concerned aboutmanipulation of families in needif the production, distribution,monitoring and quality controlare not well-defined and regu lated. Sheriffs Speak Against Legalizing Marijuana 1:30c N N O O R R T T H H S S I I D D E E B B A A P P T T I I S S T T C C H H U U R R C C H H Presents “All Quartet Night” S S a at tu ur rd d a a y y , F F e e b br ru u a ar ry y 8 8 6 6 : : 0 0 0 0p pm m Gulf State Quartet, Simple Faith Quartet and Trust Quartet will be on n r Come Join Us, We Know You Will Be Blessed! r "#!! nr 1:30c Gulf State Quartet Simple Faith Quartet Trust Quartet 1:30,2:6c Call to Register or Learn More About Our Program YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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8A The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 The Planning & Zoning Board previously voted 4-0 todeny the request, with DonChancey, Ralph Arce, GordonNorris and Ann Wilson votingagainst the proposal. RogerConley abstained from voting. County staff recommended approval after reviewing thedata and analysis. The P&Z Board, however, sided with neighboring residentswho came to its meeting and ex pressed concerns over increasedtraffic and water/ sewer issues iflines were extended through thepark and tied into the countyWauchula Hills utility lines. No residents from the sur rounding Wauchula Hills com munity expressed anyopposition to the project duringthe County Commission meet ing. Denny said a vegetative buffer would be placed aroundthe property to separate the busi nesses from the existing homesbordering the park. He said theconcerns over increased trafficin the area were not supportedby evidence. Commissioner Johnson said the IDA purchased the propertyseveral years ago and felt thezoning change should have beenhandled then. “The IDA shouldnot have purchased property andassumed it would get a zoningchange,” he said. Denny said when the property was purchased should not be afactor when considering a zon ing change. Mike Thompson agreed with Denny, and asked what if a per son owned property for severalyears and then decided to de velop it. “That doesn’t fit intothe picture here,” Thompsonsaid. “That’s ludicrous.” Thompson went on to say he attended church in WauchulaHills and talked to several resi dents and has not heard anyonecomplain about expanding thepark. Colon Lambert said he agreed with Thompson. Lam-bert saidhe would vote based on the rulesand did not want to see it be come a political decision. Sue Birge pointed out the park is in her district and shedoes not see what the problemis. “I live less than a quarter-mile away from the park and Idon’t have a problem with it,”she said. Chancey, chairman of the Planning & Zoning Board, ad dressed the commission andasked why the IDA did not pres ent the application before eitherboard. He said the C/IBC zoningis a high-use zoning and shouldnot be next to residential areas. Bill Lambert said the inten tions of the IDA have alwaysbeen to improve the communityand produce gainful employ ment opportunities for its resi dents. Hank Kuhlman told the com mission he felt there was notproper analysis done on the proj ect prior to the board making adecision. Gary Delatorre said he did not like limiting citizen com ments to three minutes. “This isa meeting to listen to the pub lic,” he said. “I am disappointedthe way this meeting is beingrun.” Shawna Lambert said she works with underprivilegedfamilies in the community andthought having good jobs avail able within walking distance ofWauchula Hills would be a goodthing. Bill Lambert expects it would take 12-18 months to have theroad built, retention ponds dugand additional site work com pleted before the expansionwould be ready for a tenant. By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate The County Commission gave the 105-acre HardeeCounty Commerce Park expan sion preliminary approvalThursday, but improper noticeof the meeting’s date and loca tion will cause the zoningchange process to start anew. A sign placed on the property by county staff notifying sur rounding property owners andnearby residents of the proposedzoning change did not list theplace of the meeting or when itwas occurring, which is notproper notification under Floridalaw and voids the decision. County Planner Kevin Denny said the request and ordi nance will have to go backbefore the Planning & ZoningBoard, which recommendedcommissioners deny the change,and two County Com-missionmeetings before the ordinancecould be passed. Denny expects the meetings to take place in March or Aprilbut does not have an exact dateat this time. The Industrial Development Authority submitted the requestto change the zoning on its prop erty immediately south of theexisting park from Farm Resi dential and Multiple FamilyResidential to Commer-cial/In dustrial Business Center(C/IBC). The current Commerce Park is also zoned as C/IBC and isnearing capacity with only oneavailable lot left, IDA Exec-utive Director Bill Lambert said.If approved, the expansionwould have 20 lots ranging insize from four to 11 acres. Thursday commissioners Sue Birge, Rick Knight, Colon Lam bert and Mike Thompson votedin favor of the change, withGrady Johnson’s the lone voteagainst it. A Technicality Delays Commerce Park Expansion 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: 3-%3/(& .&*)*#2*/,1*,'*).%"#,*). *0",3*/,+%*.*)!&*$,+%& (-.*,2&)-&!" *)!+( 3-%3/(& .&*)*#2*/,1&))&)$").,2&)-&!".%"-+" &(-" .&*) %&,!+( 3n-%3/(& .&*)*#2*/,1&))&)$").,2&)-&!".%"-+" &(-" .&*) 4 nr r1""'(*)$+--.*&*)"",,'2-+/(& .&*)*#.%",.1*,' +(/First place: 3n-%3/(& .&*)*).%" *0", *)!+( 3-% %&,!+( 3-% 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. 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B The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, January 30 2014 PAGE ONE By MARISA GONZALEZSpecial To The Herald-Advocate I chose to interview Maria Guadalupe Flores. Q: When were you born?A: I was born on Oct. 10, 1941.Q: Where were you born?A: I was born in Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico. Q: What story did your family always tell you? A: My family would always tell us beautiful stories. The story that I likedwas “Cinderella.” I liked it because itmade me sad and happy when Cin-derella found her true love. Q: What chore did you absolutely hate doing when you were a child?Why? A: I absolutely hated cooking. They would put us to blend corn for tortillasand to cook food to eat. My chores that I enjoyed the most were milking cows, do horseback riding,sweeping and washing clothes in theriver. We did not have a washer or dryermachine, or electricity. We would haveto carry water in buckets from the river,and used it to drink and for personal use. Q: What was your favorite food when you were a child? Why? A: My favorite food when I was a child was cheese enchiladas. They wererolled tortillas with cheese, potatoes andonions. I liked the flavor of them withsome hot sauce on top of them. Q: What was your least favorite transportation? Why? ‘Your 10 Friends Will Never Let You Down!’ A: My least favorite transportation was riding on a donkey; they don’t obeylike the horses do when you talk tothem. My favorite transportation washorseback riding. I would visit myfriends riding a horse, since we had nocars back then. Q: What were the first things you bought with your money when youwere a child? Why? A: The first things that I bought with my own money were some shoes,dresses. I earned the money by makinghay hats. Q: What were your favorite clothes to wear back then? Why? A: My favorite clothing was poodle skirts. They would make me feel like aprincess. I also liked to wear horsebackriding pants with a sombrero. Q: What was your best childhood memory? Why? A: My best childhood memory was when my Aunt Margarita invited me tothe capital of the state of Guadalajara.She took me to a restaurant where forthe first time I ate roast chicken. It wasdelicious! Then she took me to a hotel. Everything was fancy, shiny and colorful. Iwill never forget that she bought mesome shoes and a dress. I felt like theprincess in the story. Q: Whatwas oneof yourfavoritequotes?Why? A: My favorite quote was “Never say ‘I can’t do it.’ ” My father had a book called “The Ten Friends.” It symbolized the 10 fingers ofyour hand. The theme of the book wasnever say “I can’t do it” as long asyou’ve got your “10 friends.” They willnever let you down; work for it. So, Iwas inspired by that book. Q: What was the hardest thing you have ever experienced as a child?Why? A: When I saw my mom sick. She had a stroke. Four people took her, walking,in a bed (stretcher) to the nearest city.They walked two hours before they gotto the city. I was only 12 years old andscared. Q: Did you come from another country? How long have you been liv-ing in Wauchula? What was your ex-perience here ? A: Yes, I am originated from Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico. After I gotmarried, me and my husband moved tothe United States. First we came to Wes-laco, Texas, for three years. We used tomigrate to Nebraska and Ohio to Michi-gan, and then back to Texas. In 1965, we migrated to Florida. Since then we have been living here andworking in the fields for 35 years. When we arrived to Hardee County, here there was a lot of discrimination tothe Black and Hispanic people. We wereisolated from the whites. Blacks andHispanics couldn’t live in the sameplace or street, children even couldn’tgo to the same school. There was a storefor the Hispanics and the Blacks, therewas even a little movie theatre. Thisplace used to be beside the place wherethe Chevrolet place is today, and thestreet was called “New York.” We nick-named the place where we all lived andshopped “Little Mexico.” Q: What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?Why? A: When my husband died, I got in a deep depression for some time. I knewthat it was up to me to become strongerand make more dedication to my chil-dren. At that time I had seven girls and one boy. The youngest were only 1 yearold and 3 months old. Q: Have you ever had something happen to you that you thought wasbad but turned out to be for the best?Why? A: My first four years when I came to the United States, it was very difficult. Iwas hoping for a better lifestyle but itturned out worse for some time. InTexas we had to use water from a canalthat we carried in buckets. Those timeswere rough and difficult because we mi-grated to different states working in thefields. After the four years, we managed to settle and buy our own house in Floridaand things began to change. Q: What was your favorite time of day/month/day or week? Why? A: My favorite time was when I was with my children, and the favorite dayof the week was Sunday, because wewent to the church to give thanks to theLord for everything He gives us, and forrest. My favorite month was December, during Christmas, because I couldgather with my family and we had afeast.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 COURTESY PHOTOS Maria Guadalupe Flores, called Guad-alupe, at 4 years of age. She is picturedwith her two brothers, Alfonso andRamiro. Guadalupe Flores’ brother Antonio withone of the family’s horses. 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2B The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 —Hardee Living— Members of the Hardee 4-H County Council recently at tended Leadership AdventureWeekend, a Florida 4-H stateevent held at 4-H Camp OcalaJan. 17-19. About 125 4-H teens from across Florida participated in thethree-day event, which includedeight members from HardeeCounty. Theme of the leadership con ference was the book “7 Habitsof Highly Effective Teens,”written by Sean Covey. Partic-ipants each received a copy andattended workshops which focused on building lifelonghabits. Games, discussions and video clips emphasized becomingproactive instead of reactive andestablishing foundational habits.Putting first things first andlearning to prioritize, developinglistening skills and working wellwith others to reach a commongoal were also major topics. A highlight of the conference was a Saturday morning exer cise on writing a personal mis sion statement and a Sundaymorning closing video clipstressing the impact and impor tance of mentoring. Leadership Adventure Weekend is an annual event sponsoredby the Florida 4-H State Counciland its youth/adult partnershipleadership development pro gram. High school-aged teensserving on the state councilplanned and led the event. Hardee 4-H County Council members attending the eventwere Steven Crews, Ruth Erek son, Anna Erekson, Mor-ganCrews, Kaylee Hogenauer,Megan Grills, Alyssa Barber andDalton Richey. 4-H’ers Attend Leadership Event COURTESY PHOTO Eight local teens attended the statewide 4-H program held in Ocala. New Arrivals ONE BLUE, ONE PINK Mr. and Mrs. James Darty, Zolfo Springs, an eight pound,11 ounce son, James LoganMatthew Darty, born Nov. 22,2013, Florida Hos-pital, Se bring. Maternal grandparents areRoger Darty of Wauchula andBeverly Wills of Zolfo Springs.Maternal great-grandparents areClarence “Duck” and Irma DeanDarty of Ona. Paternal grand parents are Larry and BeckyHall of Greenway, Ark. ——— Jerrod “Buddy” and Ashley Martin, Wauchula, a five pound,14 ounce daughter, Briley Anne,born Jan. 14, 2014, LakelandRegional Medical Center, Lake land. Maternal grandparents areSteve and Carol Edmonson ofBartow. Paternal grandparentsare Eddie and Lauri Martin ofBartow. ——— Birth announcements will bepublished free of charge withinthree months of the date of birth.A photo of the infant—as a new born only—may be added at nocost. Any other photo of the babywill cost $15. South Florida State College recognizes students who achieveacademic excellence during thecourse of study at the college. Students are named to the President’s List for receiving asemester grade-point averagebetween 3.8 and 4.0 or to theVice President’s List for earningbetween 3.5 and 3.79. Bowling Green students named to the fall 2013 Presi-dent’s List were Nho H. Cao,Makayla D. Chancey, Ruben G.De La Cruz, Jacqueline M. Diaz,Caylah S. Dixon, Sharon R.Dixon, Ruth E. Erekson, RaniM. Gobble, Jerrika L. Hendry,Laura Hernandez, JaKaysha K.Lindsey, Erika J. Pascual, Ka rina Reyna, Rex M. Richey,Alexandria E. Rimes, NancyRodriguez, Maria C. Silva, Re becca R. Torres, Abigail L. Var gas and Erica Vasquez, Ona students named to the President’s List were Sierra N.Coronado, Benjamin S. Harrisand Hope A. Kraft. Wauchula students named to the President’s List were IsabelAbel, Sarah E. Albritton, Ad-dison G. Aubry, Zoyla Aviles,Tacita B. Barrera, Stephanie M.Belmares, Rachel A. Coker,Melanie J. DuBois, Anthony C.Evans, Allison C. Farr, GregoryJ. Garza, Elizabeth Gonzalez,Janet Guido, Klarissa M. Hall,Crystal L. Hernandez, WilliamT. Holton, Emily J. Hughes,Holly R. Hughes, Milli L. Jones,Brookelyn E. Knight, AmandaR. LaCrosse, Christian Manresa,Azucena Miranda, Teresa Mi randa, Yesenia Mo-lina-Molina,Kayshia B. Mos-ley, Jennifer N.Napier, Jacob Neuhofer,Zachary Neuhofer, Courtney L.Nicholson, Carrie J. Noel, Brit tany M Olsen, Kirsten A.Ramirez, Dalton M. Reas, Cle ston D. Sanders, Marisela Santi ago, Monica I Soria, Marisol H.Sustaita, Yesenia Torres-Aguirre, Alex-andria K. Ullrich,Kayla E. Woods and BrendaZamora. Zolfo Springs students named to the President’s List wereColton D. Albritton, KatherineE. Carter, Haley R. Edenfield, Amanda H. Graham, Molly E.Harward, Tristen K. Lanier, Car olyn J. Maurer, Kerry S.Mushrush, Alexi A. Santana,Kayla A. Smith, Pagou Vue andOlga L. Ward. The Vice President’s List for fall 2013 also has been an-nounced. Bowling Green students named to the Vice President’sList were Frances Banda, MarcoA. Ehrenkaufer, Naomi E. Erek son, Sean R. Greenlee, GregorioGuzman, Chelsey D. Hughes,Catherine D. Jackson, YeseniaLozano, Sara L. Luna-Muniz,Monica Medrano, Andrew R.Melendez, Emily D. Rhodes andBalentin Tamayo. Ona students named to the Vice President’s List were TamiR. Hunt, Kaylee A. Myers andDanielle M. Smith. Wauchula students named to the Vice President’s List wereReham Alqabsi, Sandra Alva-rez, Agustine Ancelmo, Bere-nice Arana, Oralia Araujo,Alejandro Bautista, Brandon D.Beatty, Kenneth G. Bonds II,Arissa S. Camel, Erik P. Cas tanon, Marta E. Cervantes, De siree A. Cook, Kimberly ACummins, Isauro Figueroa, An drew N. Foreman, Vanessa A.Garza, David T. Gibson, CodyW. Gullatt, Angela S. Herron,Belinda G. Klein, Maria B.Lopez, Sean P. McCandless,Lacey J. Mc-Clenithan, AdnaMetayer, Daniel A. Miller, AnaP. Molina, Jessica N. Morris,Courtney B. Parks, Sonia Perez,Megan N. Redding, Erica D.Roberts, Kramer N. Royal,Katelyn L. Smith, Taylor N.Tompkins, Jacob D. Trew, ArielVallejo, Abigayil R. Warren,Jon-Mikel Windham and En rique M. Zamora. Zolfo Springs students named to the Vice President’s List wereEve Avila, Carlos E. DeLoera,Garrett J. Edenfield, SandraEstrada, Eric B. Klein, Luis J.Mata, Perla Mendieta-Arvizu,Filiberto Montanez, Farrah S.Muntz, Yesenia Y. Ortiz, DeannaL. Sanchez, Kenia R. Villalvaand Beatriz Zavala. SFSC Recognizes Students For Academic Achievement 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 !.;89*'?A'4;'8?soc1:30p GrandOpening Two Of The Most Amazing Bible Study Sites And More visit www.amazingfacts.org or www.amazingdiscoveries.org soc10:17-2:13p TRY A CLASS ON US FREE! Pick One Day AND receive 50% OFF THE JOINING FEE on your first visit! jazzercise.com/FreeDayssoc1:30,2:6c Elsa V. 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January 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3B CHICKEN SOUP This hearty and good-for-you soup will satisfy and soothe oneven the chilliest days.1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 (1-pound) jumbo sweetonion, finely chopped Salt Pepper 1 1/2 pounds (2 large) fennel 1 pound carrots 12 ounces (2 large) YukonGold potatoes 8 ounces (4 large) celery stalks 1 bay leaf 1 1/2 pounds bone-in chickenthighs, skin removed 1 1/2 pounds bone-in chickenbreasts, skin removed 1 quart lower-sodium chickenbroth 1 tablespoon packed fresh dillleaves 1. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil on medium-low. Add onion and1/8 teaspoon salt. Cook 15 min utes or until golden brown andtender, stirring occasionally.2. While onion cooks, trim andcut fennel into 1/4-inch-thickslices. Cut carrots in quarterslengthwise, then into 3-inch-long pieces. Cut potatoes into1/4-inch-thick half-moons.Thinly slice celery. 3. In 6-quart slow-cooker bowl, evenly spread carrots, po tatoes, fennel, celery and bayleaf. Arrange chicken pieces ontop, pressing into vegetables;sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon eachsalt and freshly ground blackpepper. Spread hot onion overchicken. Add broth, cover im mediately with lid, and cook onLOW 6 hours. 4. Stir in dill. Transfer onethird of vegetables, 1 chickenbreast and 1 chicken thigh tocontainer; refrigerate up to 3days. Divide remaining vegeta bles among serving bowls. Re move meat from remainingchicken and divide among serv ing bowls. Stir 1/4 teaspoon saltinto soup. Ladle over vegetable-chicken mixture. Serves 4. ;#%*4'37+/)$065n calories, 7g total fat (1g satu rated), 101mg cholesterol,1,115mg sodium, 29g totalcarbs, 6g dietary fiber, 33g pro tein.For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our website atwww.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/. (c) 2013 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Good Housekeeping C C O O U U R R T T E E S S Y Y P P H H O O T T O O S S Among the members of The Wednesday Musicale are several of Santa’s elves, who vis ited Resthaven during the holiday to bring Christmas cheer with decorat ions, music and song, readings, and a treat or two. Above, Hardee Junior High School band students joined in on the program. Performing Christmas favorites were (from front left) Rebecca Kedzior, Paulino Palacios, Boon Lor and Jasmine Sanchez; (bac k) Alejandra Ramirez, Dalila Vital, Victoria Ibarra, Lindsay Duncan and Cadee Ric hardson with director Shayla Bryan. Middle (left) shows Merilyn Strickland reminiscing with her former Sunday School teacher, Noveta Beeson, 86. Middle (right) shows President James Stalling s opening the program by reading the Christmas story in Luke 2. Below, Mary Burnett (left) and Frances “Tootsie” Davis, friends for over 60 years, are excited to be together at Resthaven.CHRISTMAS VISITORS 1:30c 1:30c MVPsWingHouseBar & Grill nr 863-773-2007 H H o o u u r r s s : : M M o o n n . – – S S a a t t . 1 1 1 1 a a m m – – 9 9 p p m m B B a a r r O O p p e e n n U U n n t t i i l l 1 1 a a m m C C l l o o s s e e d d S S u u n n d d a a y y s s 50¢ Wings5pm till Game Over Beer Food Fun Football %!!!$! %%!" # S FEB. 2 “THEBIGGAME” soc1:30c V VA A E E N N T T N N E E’ ’S S A A Y YF FR RI I D DA A Y Y, F FE E B B. 4 4w w i it th hC C R R U U S S H H N N N N E E R R S S E E A A S S S S m m o o k k e e d d R R i i b b s s C C a a r r i i e e a a n n S S o o u u p p P P o o t t o o a a s s t t C C i i c c e e n n o o r r S S r r i i m m p p A A l l f f r r e e d d o o D D e e s s s s e e r r t t & & S S o o u u p p o o r r S S a a l l a a d dR R e es se e r rv ve e Y Y o o u u r r V V a a l l e e n n t t n n e e ’ ’s s n n n n e e r r T T o o d d a ay y !

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4B The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 Members and guests of The Wednesday Musicale have abusy month ahead, beginningwith a field trip to South FloridaState College on Tuesday. The club-sponsored event will feature a matinee performanceby comedian Etta May, deemedthe “Queen of Southern Sass.”Twenty-five tickets have beenpre-sold to members and guests,however, in case of a cancella tion anyone interested in beingplaced on the waiting list fortickets may call Musi-cale Pres ident James Stallings at 773-3594. A luncheon will precede the 1:30 show. The club’s annual Sweetheart Luncheon will be held in the fel lowship hall of Wauchula’s FirstUnited Methodist Church at11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb 15.Following a homemade soupbuffet with a wide assortment ofsandwiches and desserts, a guestpianist will present a mini-con cert. The cost is $10 a person. Hosting the event will be members of the Past PresidentsAssembly. Immediate Past Pres ident Dot Bell is the chairman,assisted by past presidents JudyeMercer, Dr. Sylvia Collins, Jan Brutus, Jeraldine Crews, GloriaDavis, Bess Stallings, Jill South well, Carol Myer, Sylvia Parkerand Neva Howard. As in years past, the club has been invited to join with theAvon Park Rotary Club’s InnerWheel for its annual luncheonand concert on Friday, Feb. 21.The scholarship fundraiser willbe held at noon at the IslandView Restaurant on Sun ‘n’Lakes Boulevard in Sebring. The entertainment will be a musical tribute to Nat KingCole. The $30 tickets are avail able by calling Gloria Davis at773-2498 or Patti DaughtryCrawford at 382-1813. Dead line to purchase tickets is Feb.15. As with Wednesday Musicale events, men are encouraged toattend. Crawford, a Wauchulanative, says, “We are extendingthe invitations to include menthis year, and already ticketshave been sold to couples.”Transportation from Wauchulawill be provided, if needed. Prospective members and guests are invited to attend anyprograms. For more informationon any of the aforementionedevents, call 773-3594. The Wednesday Musicale Plans A Busy Februrary This week in history, as re searched from the archivalpages of The Florida Ad-vo cate, the Hardee County Her ald and The Herald-Ad-vocate. . 75 YEARS AGO Hardee County school buses will travel a combined distanceequal to almost six times theworld in carrying children toschool this year. They will go141,480 miles in providing dailyservice for 951 pupils. ——— Vocational Agriculture stu dents of the Hardee CountyHigh School won first place anda blue ribbon for their booth atthe recent Hardee County Straw berry Festival in BowlingGreen. ——— The old Florida law that chil dren must support their parentshas recently been unearthed.There will probably be a ques tion raised as to the exact age forthe change in support be-tweenparents and children. ——— On last Friday evening the Wauchula Wildcat cagersdropped a double-header to thefast and experienced Mulberrycage teams on the local court.The boys team was defeated bythe score of 24 to 13, while thegirls were dropped by a 47 to 23count. 50 YEARS AGO Louis Aldridge, of Ash Grove, Mo., was apprehended by Lt.John Douthit of the HardeeCounty Sheriff’s Office inAuburndale and charged withbreaking and entering the Wau-chula Elementary School. ——— Hardee County will need al most $2 million worth of newconstruction and alterations tobring the county’s schools up tothe quality recommended by lastOctober’s School Plant Survey. ——— Hardee County will have an other access point to PeaceRiver boating if present planswork out. Following a meetingwith county commissioners lastFriday night, plans were an nounced to ascertain the avail ability of right of way to open aroad to the river. ——— Sheriff Odell Carlton this week announced formally thathe plans to seek re-election.Carlton will be seeking hisfourth four-year term. 25 YEARS AGO Reigning Miss Hardee County Beth Graese will representthis area in the Florida State FairQueen Pageant on Wednes-day,Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. ——— Two students filed a civil ac tion in federal court last week al leging their civil rights wereviolated in a 1987 strip search atHardee Junior High School. Theincident began when a teacher’saide noticed her wedding ringmissing and suspected someonein the class had taken it, the law suit says. ——— A man who threatened a woman with a knife, bound andgagged her as he robbed herWauchula home and then led po lice on a spectacular high-speedchase over county lines was sen tenced to 27 years in prison lastweek for those crimes and a laterjail escape. ——— Pvt. Robert J. Ehrenkaufer, son of Adelina A. Aguilar ofRural Route 1, Zolfo Springs,and Robert J. Ehrenkaufer ofDaytona Beach, has completedbasic training at Fort Dix, N.J. 10 YEARS AGO Employees headed into work early Tuesday discovered anovernight bank heist. First Na tional Bank of Wauchula wasburglarized sometime between 7p.m. Monday and 6:30 a.m.Tuesday, city Police ChiefWilliam Beattie said. Evidenceshows more than one person en tered the building, he added, butno signs of a break-in could befound. ——— A Page One photo shows a Tampa ring official raising thehand of Wauchula pro boxerEdner Cherry at the conclusionof the main event at Fridaynight’s fight, while his trainershares in the moment. ——— Two people were killed and one seriously injured in separatesingle-vehicle crashes this pastweek on Hardee County road ways. Darrell Grant Den-ton,41, and Craig Dwyane Williams,21, died Saturday. Cindy Se bring Adams, 47, was injuredFriday. ——— Narcotics officers raiding two neighboring homes confiscated25 firearms and over a quarter-pound of methamphetamine. Way Back When 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 1/31/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:14 AM Set: 6:07 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 53 mins. Moon Data Rise: 7:31 AM Set: 7:19 PM Overhead: 1:23 PM Underfoot:12:55 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 1% percent waxing 1% Waxing Crescent Major Times 12:55 AM -2:55 AM 1:23 PM 3:23 PM Minor Times 7:31 AM 8:31 AM 7:19 PM 8:19 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Better day of Hunting or Fishing Better Time Zone UTC: -5 2/1/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:13 AM Set: 6:08 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 55 mins. Moon Data Rise: 8:17 AM Set: 8:24 PM Overhead: 2:19 PM Underfoot: 1:52 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 5% percent waxing 5% Waxing Crescent Major Times 1:52 AM 3:52 AM 2:19 PM 4:19 PM Minor Times 8:17 AM 9:17 AM 8:24 PM 9:24 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Better day of Hunting or Fishing Better Time Zone UTC: -5 2/2/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:13 AM Set: 6:09 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 56 mins. Moon Data Rise: 9:00 AM Set: 9:28 PM Overhead: 3:12 PM Underfoot: 2:46 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 11% percent waxing 11% Waxing Crescent Major Times 2:46 AM 4:46 AM 3:12 PM 5:12 PM Minor Times 9:00 AM -10:00 AM 9:28 PM 10:28 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 2/3/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:12 AM Set: 6:09 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 57 mins. Moon Data Rise: 9:41 AM Set: 10:29 PM Overhead: 4:03 PM Underfoot: 3:34 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 19% percent waxing 19% Waxing Crescent Major Times 3:34 AM 5:34 AM 4:03 PM 6:03 PM Minor Times 9:41 AM -10:41 AM 10:29 PM-11:29 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 2/4/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:12 AM Set: 6:10 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 58 mins. Moon Data Rise: 10:22 AM Set: 11:28 PM Overhead: 4:54 PM Underfoot: 4:29 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 29% percent waxing 29% Waxing Crescent Major Times 4:29 AM 6:29 AM 4:54 PM 6:54 PM Minor Times 10:22 AM-11:22 AM 11:28 PM-12:28 AM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 2/5/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:11 AM Set: 6:11 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 00 mins. Moon Data Rise: 11:03 AM Set: --:-Overhead: 5:43 PM Underfoot: 5:18 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 39% percent waxing 39% Waxing Crescent Major Times 5:18 AM 7:18 AM 5:43 PM 7:43 PM Minor Times --:---:-11:03 AM-12:03 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 2/6/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:10 AM Set: 6:12 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 02 mins. Moon Data Rise: 11:45 AM Set: 12:25 AM Overhead: 6:32 PM Underfoot: 6:08 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 50% percent first 50% First Quarter Major Times 6:08 AM 8:08 AM 6:32 PM 8:32 PM Minor Times 12:25 AM -1:25 AM 11:45 AM-12:45 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 Solunar Forecast Q: I've heard plenty of my neighbors complain aboutbeing stuck inside this winterand unable to do much out door maintenance work. Well,I've been around long enoughto know there's plenty of workto do inside, too. Think you canremind folks about some im portant stuff they could bedoing while waiting for theweather to break? —Oldster Stan, Buffalo, N.Y. A: Stan, that's very true. While being stuck indoors can be mad dening, there are plenty of smal-ler home-maintenance tasks totake care of — even if it's toocold or snowy to get out to thehome-improvement store. Hereare a few: H2@0.92F
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January 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5B In Other Action The Hardee County SchoolBoard approved the followingitems during its 13-minute meet ing last Thursday, where allmembers were present. 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Orchestra In Concert Feb. 6 Now Accepting New PatientsOur office will also be accepting a wide variety of insurance including:??A>-:@91>5@-?A->05-: 8;>50-;9.5:10!5211@:53:-1:@-8We are located at).-#-#/!2.#.&Formerly Dr. Giroux’s OfficeMonday – +$ 12r' – n*'0000.#.& !(-&)'Disclaimer: The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refus e to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of and wit hin 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service, examinat ion or treatment. 1:30c Kevin J. Krause, DMD St. Michael Catholic Church Youth Festival Big Success We had an impressive number of youth present at the 2014 Yo uth Rally held Saturday, January 25 at St. Michael Church in Wauchula, Florida. Th e hard work and dedication of all our parishioners, volunteers, and be nefactors is greatly appreciated! The teens enjoyed a day filled with abun dant activities like workshops, entertainment, games, and spending time with fri ends. Not only did they listen to an enticing speech from worldwide spe aker, Mrs. Pam Stenzel, but also had the opportunity to meet religious s peakers from Washington DC, and Canada. Once again, a special thanks to the volunteers who dedicated their time for this event. 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6B The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 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— 3 Br 2 Ba cedar sided home in Wauchula Largedetached garage, wrap around porch $179,5004,600 sf building on over 1 acre of land in town.Full kitchen with commercial appliances. Possibleuses include church, service club or restaurant.REDUCED to $99,50033 Acres 2 BR 2 BA mobile home. Partially wooded with creek branch. 2 wells, greenhouse, 2tractors & various equipment.$230,000 Commercial property! 1.5 ac just North of Bowling Green in Polk County. Highway 17frontage. Price reduced to $199,500 Church building! Corner of Florida Ave & Or ange St, Wauchula 5,011 sf building. Large park ing area with street on 3 sides. $275,000 Mini-warehouse 19 units that are all rented. $155,000. Call for details. Commercial building Over 4,800 sf located just off Highway 17 Southbound. Frontage on 2roads with parking. Great opportunity for yourbusiness. $149,000 Own a piece of MAIN STREET! 2 story building on the corner of Main and 7th Avenue.Completely remodeled and upgraded. $250,00018 ac South of Zolfo Springs. Completely fencedfor cattle with a pond. $160,000 Highway 17 frontage! LOT Zoned C-2City water and sewer available. $86,500 206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 )),&(<8(1,1* www.jimseerealty.com James V. See, Jr., Broker Parker Keen 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 cl1:30c NEWLY LISTED!! This 2 bedroom, 1 bathframe home is located in urban Wauchula.Not far from Main Street. This home in cludes a 2 car carport, front and back porch,and an upstairs loft for a possible 3rd bed room. Great opportunity for a starter homeor investment for rental. Priced at $42,000 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 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. MOVE IN READY!!! 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath con crete block home. Nice Family style home!Yard is fenced in. Priced at $42,500 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, WAUCHULAnn nnn 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!! cl1:30c 3 bed/2.5 bath 2 story custom built country home on five w ooded acres for sale $239,000. Newly remodeled kitchen and bathrooms. Brick fireplace. Barn. Seasonal pond. Hand laid hardwood floors t hrough out. Wraparound porch with 2 screened areas. 2000 sq fee t inside. 1000 sq feet of porches. Please call 863-773-5754 with ques tions or to view. HOUSE FOR SALE cl1:30c ADMINISTATIVE ASSISTANT Pay rate: $22.371.12 ($10.76/hr.) $30,838.83 ($14.83/hr.) Wanted for the Hardee County BoCC Maintenance/ShopDepartment. Knowledge of office practices and procedur es is required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Exce l to perform the job responsibilities. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with Department Heads,employees and the public. Must have a High School Diploma or GED. Complete job description and Application forms posted onCounty website: www.hardeecounty.net Applications accepted in the Human Resources Department @ 205Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone: (863) 773-2161. Position is open until filled. Excellent Benefitsincluding State Retirement.EOEF/M/V cl1:30c FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC Pay Rate: $38,796.85 ($13.32/hr.) $53,481.88 ($18.37/hr.) Wanted for the Hardee County BoCC Fire RescueDepartment. Must be Florida Certified as a Firefighter andParamedic. Possession of a valid FL Class D CDL w/Eendorsement and certificate of FL approved EVOC. Mustbe able to work rotating shifts and have ability to perfor m prolonged and arduous physical work. Complete jobdescription and Fire Rescue Application posted on Countywebsite @ www.hardeecounty.net Applications accepted in the Human Resources Department @ 205 HancheyRoad, Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone:(863) 773-2161. Positioncloses February 14, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m. Excellent Benefits including State Retirement. EOE – F/M/V cl1:30c HARDEE COUNTY KIDS NEED HARDEE COUNTY HELP! Ease a dependent child’s9$;6+427*+6+(&27465;5 tem. Volunteer to be aGuardian Ad Litem. 773-2505 (If office unattended, please leave0(55$*( S S C C H H O O O O L L B B U U S S D D R R I I V V E E R R S S W W A A N N T T E E D D CONTACT HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 1277 W. MAIN ST. WAUCHULA, FL 33873 (863) 773-4754 cl1:30,2:6c BOWLING GREEN QUICK LUBE& AUTO REPAIR Foreign and Domestic Cars Diesel Engines Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions ("KMOCK@=B;!F99B 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 C3663<>C$9-5C%+8.C%2/66 C#98.311381C3>-26/+8381 Lamar GilliardHome: (863) 735-0490 Zolfo SpringsMobile: (941) 456-6507 cl4:19tfc GILLIARDFILLDIRTINC. DIESEL INJECTION repairs,pumps, turbo, injectors, removeand install available, 863-381-0538. 1:30p 4 HAY RINGS take all $55 each, 16pipe panels 5.5’x12’ take all $65each, both hot dip galvanized. Onemineral feeder $95, 9x5 utility trailer $1,000. 863-832-2257. 1:30pNOW PURCHASING citrus fruit forthe 2014 season for Chapman FruitCo. Call Frank Vasquez, 863-7814133. 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. 11:14-1:30p L. DICKS INC. is now purchasingcitrus fruit for the 2013/14 seasonand beyond. Call Mark Manuel @ 863-781-0384.7:8tfc Agriculture REDUCED TO SELL! Love seat,queen sofa and rocker/recliner(pics available) $150 cash only. Call 863-273-6867.1:30,2:6p INTERACTIVE 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 enrichingthe lives of others with COMFORTKEEPERS. Apply online:ck381.ersp.biz/employment or call863-385-8558. HHA#299992766. 2013 CK Franchising, Inc. Most of fices independently owned and op erated. 11:7-2:27c Help Wanted Furniture DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN ON bonus.Great pay. Consistent freight, greatmiles on this Regional account.Werner Enterprises: 1-855-5172507. 1:30-2:20c 3/2 13 ACRES ZONED for 4 homes,Zolfo, $229,000, 954-299-5615. 1:30-2:27p FOR SALE BY OWNER, fixerupper, 2 lots, 4 BR, 1 Bath, 863735-0574.1:30,2:6p4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME.House completely remodeled in2007/2008. 2200 sq.ft. House lo cated at 4706 Church Ave., Bowl ing Green. Owner financing,$140,000; $10,000 down, 4% inter est to qualified buyers. Creditcheck required. Contact Charles A.Thompson, 772-633-7027. 1:30-2:27p Houses Help Wanted 4/2 MH, BARN, workshop, 2 1/2acres $50,000 in Hardee County,863-412-8932 or 941-627-2769. 1:23,30c LOST BROWN AND WHITE CURdog on John Gill Road. ContactStevie McQuaig 863-781-2451. 1:30p 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 Lost/Found

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The ClassifiedsJanuary 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7B 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 HOUSES, 3 BR, 1 B, Bowling Green, 2 BR, 1 B, Wauchula. 863245-6174. 1:30c 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 BEDROOM HOUSES, no deposit, $400/mo up, city and county, 863-773-6616. 1:30-2:27p 2 BEDROOM, 2 Bath MH for rent. Oakhill Park, Wauchula. No pets, no smokers. $600 rent/$500 security. 863-781-3570. 1:23,30c 5/2 HOUSE, 2 car garage, nice location, for info call 954-383-5091, 954-383-5078. 1:9-2:7p Rentals Produce Pets2 BR, 1 BATH MOBILE HOME $500 month, $300 security deposit. Charlie Creek Mobile Home Park. Teresa, 863-781-9084, Bill 863-7814460. 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 Bedrooms. Cheaper than paying rent. Close to schools and hospital. Lot rent $300. Se habla espanol. 863-6984910 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, handicap, familial status or national origin, 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 WAREHOUSE, 2 Bathrooms, of fice, plenty parking, Hwy. 17, 2000+ S.F., $500/mo, 863-7736616. 1:30-2:13p Rentals, CommercialRENT FREE 2000+ S.F., renovate, taxes, maintenance, licensed bar; $1,500/mo restaurant, 863-7736616. 1:30-2:27p 8, 6, 3, 2 BEDROOM Houses available, 5 offices, stores, industrial building, 863-773-6616. 1:2-30p OFFICE 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 Unlimited income potential. Call 863-832-4943 for more info. 1:30-2:27p 2 COLLEGE STUDENTS looking for an apartment 863-445-0225. 1:30p Unlimited income potential. Call 863-832-4943 for more info. 1:30-2:27p 2 COLLEGE STUDENTS looking for an apartment 863-445-0225. 1:30p ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace Fellowship 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 col lects NOT broken prescription eye glasses, cases and sunglasses. 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 prob lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous in Hardee county at 863-781-6414. Several weekly meetings. tfc-dh Services WantedATTENTION! 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 licence number. tfc-dh 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. 1:30c NOW OPEN: Charlie Creek Curios ity Shoppe, 1235 Blue Jay Rd., Wauchula. 1:30-2:27p SATURDAY, 9-3. Tools, 30 gal. sprayer, furniture, clothes, lots of stuff. 485 South Hollandtown Rd., Wauchula. 1:30p FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8 am-?, Oak Hill Park, on Hwy. 64. Bicycle, hide-a-bed sofa, carpet pcs., household furnishings, wheel bar row, weed eater, tools, air com pressor, 3 wheeler, shotgun, yarn, clothing, sewing machine. 1:30p SATURDAY, HUGE YARD SALE. Baby clothes and items, misc. 1101 Downing Circle, Wauchula. 1:30p SATURDAY, 8-1. 3365 James Cow art, Wauchula. Furniture, clothes, toys. 1:30p SATURDAY, 7-1. 5019 Poplar Ave., Bowling Green. Household items, clothes, cheap. 1:30p SATURDAY, 8-? Lots of misc items. 316 Riverside Drive, Wauchula. 1:30p FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 7:30-? 912 South 6th St., Wauchula. Across from McDonalds. 1:30p MULTI FAMILY, SATURDAY 8-? 2594 Heard Bridge Road. House hold items, country decor, lots of clothing includes: mens, womens, little girl size 10 up to 5 in junior, baby boy clothes, lots of misc. 1:30c SATURDAY 8-? 909 N. 9th Ave., Wauchula. Baby girl items. 1:30p MOVING SALE, Saturday only, 8-2. 321 Turner Ave., Wauchula. Bed room sets, washer, electronics, many household items, clothing, toys and lots of misc. 1:30p Yard Sales 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 Heartland Real Estate Corp.3200 US Hwy 27 S, Suite 201 Sebring, Florida 33870(863) 382-3887 MColding@HeartlandRE.net To View Available Properties Visit Our Website @www.HeartlandRE.net cl1:30c MULTI-FAMILY HOME ON 10 ACRES Built in 2001, located in Hardee County and close to town. $298,000 Call the Lovetts for more information Will (863) 781-0610 Rachel (863) 381-0051 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 A A d d v v a a n n t t a a g g e e R R e e a a l l t t y y743 US 27 S.Sebring, FL 33872Office: 863-386-1111Fax: 863-3861112Private and Confidential Listings and SalesVISIT US AThttp://www.erahighlands.com/ OR http://www.era.com/worldwide/Mark LambertRealtorCell: 863-832-0401Email: mark33862@gmail.com cl1:30c 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 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 SEMINOLE HEIGHTS 3 VACANT LOTS. $21,000 GREAT BUY on this 3B/2Bth well maintained home close to hospital and school. $119,900 2B/1Bth home plus 3 apartments, two furnished and one unfur nished, located in Wauchula; convenient to NWE. All apartments are presently rented; price recently reduced to $120,000. COUNTRY LIVING! 4B/2Bth home on 2.06 acres; central A/C, built in 1988, carpet and vinyl floors. $165,000 Income opportunity! 5 homes in Ft. Meade; can be purchased sep arately or as one unit. Call Colon for more details. Hwy 17 frontage! See this 1B/1Bth, frame with metal roof home located in Bowling Green. $50,000 FANTASTIC HOMESITE on this 30 Acre tract! 70% pasture, re mainder wooded; secluded and fenced. $170,000 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 WATERFRONT 5 acre tract, Charlie Creek frontage, wooded. $50,000 343.9 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 Seven (7) vacant lots in small subdivision, road frontage; various prices ranging from $25,000 to $30,000; perfect location for build ing your new home! GATED, GOLF COURSE COMMUNITY! 3 lots total 1.03 acres @ $48,000 or buy individual lot, listed @ $16,000 Commercial 3.31 Acres with C/B building, central heat and cool, Hwy. 17 location. $650,000 COMMERCIAL 2.09 ACRES located Hwy 17 North. $199,500 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! PENDING PENDINGSOLD SOLD SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker cl1:30cEqual Housing Opportunity Employer & Provider cl1:9-30c THE PALMS 701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula(863) 773-3809TDD 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 HoursMonday Friday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (863) 773-2128REALTORS JOE L. DAVIS JOE L. DAVIS, JR. JOHN H. ONEAL REALTOR See more listings at www.joeldavis.com REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS NEW LISTING! 1.3 ac com mercial lot w/3,766SF restau rant & drive-thru has 130+ ft frontage on N&S bound Hwy 17. $357,000! PRICE REDUCED! 37 acs w/3 250 well has perimeter fencing & dble paved rd frontage. NOW $90,000! 200 ac excellent pasture for hunting deer & turkey. $3,850/ac! 5 acs. w/mature trees in Desot Co. Homesite or farm. Owner fi nance. $35,000! PRICE REDUCED! 9.8 acs fronts SR 64 near Popash. Great for homesite or agriculture. NOW $80,000! PRICE REDUCED! 20 acs zoned industrial on Hwy 17. $399,000! Jessica Prescott (941) 737-6502 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 cl1:30c 4BR/3BA home & Hamlin grove on 20 acs. 2 pole bars, inground pool and ac fish pond. $499,000! 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! 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! SOLD 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 BEAUTIFULFORESTGLADEAPARTMENTSat Wauchula, FL 33873 1 BR or 2 BR Apartments for 62+ and/or Disabled with or without children 735-01 883505 US HWY17 S ZOLFOSPRINGSMon. Wed. 10AM 6PM Fri. & Sat. 10AM 7PMCTHURSDAY& SUNDAYDANH Hills Auto WorldB BU UY YH HE ER RE E! P PA A Y YH HE ER RE E! NOINTEREST ORFINANCECHARGES cl3:8tfc

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—The Classifieds— January 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7B cl1:12tfcI BUYHOUSES781-1062CALLBILLYHILLAT RealtorsNOEYA. FLORES, BROKER228 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula, Florida 33873 Flores & Flores, Inc. ****NEW LISTING**** WAUCHULA – 3BR/1BA CB Home with central air & heat large fenced-in backyard, metal carport, new kitchen cabinets with granite counter-tops. Offered for $96,000 WESHARETHESAMEMLS WITHHIGHLANDSCOUNTY!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!!! cl1:30c (863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 www.floresrealty.net WAUCHULA – 2.6 Acres with lot of woods and creek. Older MHthat needs replacing or remodeled. City Utilities. Priced at $23,000WAUCHULA SHORT SALE – 2BR/2BA/OFFICE CB home in aprivate neighborhood with no through traffic. 2 Car garage, openfloor-plan, utility room, and french doors to backyard. Offered at$99,900.00WAUCHULA SHORT SALE – 4BR/2BA Mobile Home on 2.5 acreswith central air & heat. Big open hallway, lots of storage space,front and back porch, metal roof and pasture fenced-in for cattleor horses. Property sits on a dead-end county maintained road. Of fered at $135,000 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(aross from First National Bank)BUYHEREPAYHERE+EON’TBEUNDERSOLD T T A A T T I I M M E E$500Off ANY VehicleMust Bring Coupon B cl1:30c M M o o n nd da ay y – –S S a a t t u u r rd da ay y S S u u n nd da ay y9 9A A M M– –7 7P P M M 1 1P P M M– – 6 6P P M M773-6667 ~Also~Billy & Janice’s Rentals Houses & ApartmentsBowling Green Flea MarketN N o o P P a a i i n n g g a a s s F F o o r r V V e e i i c c l l e e s s Got a Pool Green or Clean? Need Your Pool Repaired? cl11:7tfcCALLCarol’s Pool Service for weekly pool service 863-449-1806 954 sq ft Commercial Office Space For Rent Great Location Just Across From WS BankAnnrr r $800.00 Monthly plus applicable sales tax Contact: Elene Salas @ 836-735-0999 8:8tfc YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!C !"#$"Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com C ITY T IRE & S ERVICE r>@n%8=<2A*8508%9:371; 7@'%n 863-835-0408863-473-3261 ALL Prices Are NEW TIRESU-Haul Is Here!! 175-65-14$63185-60-1468195-60-1569185-65-1569195-60-1471215-65-1577195-65-1578205-65-1578205-60HR-1579215-60-1586215-70-1488215-60-1689225-60-1689225-60HR-1589205-55-1689205-65VR-1589225-70-1491225-60-1691215-60HR-1691215-60VR-1693235-65-1695 245-75-16103205-50VR-17105205-50HR-16105215-65-17105255-60-15105215-55-16109245-60-15109225-60VR-16109225-60-17109225-75-16109215-60-17109 235-75-16119235-70-15119225-70-16119235-75-15119195-55V-16119225-50V-16121225-70-15121225-55-17121245-70-16121275-70-16121LT225-75-1613931-1050-15139LT245-75-16149LT235-80-17149LT215-85-16149235-65-18149275-55-20181LT275-65-18189LT285-65-18245LT305-70-16271LT305-55-20305 225-70-1595215-70-1696195-55VR-1596225-65-1696205-55HR-1698235-60-1498205-60VR-1699235-60-1699235-70-1599205-55VR-1699235-60-1599225-70-16103 1:30p NEW& Good UsedTires In Stock Servicing Tractor Trailers H ill’s Auto World)*n+%)" $&$+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! N N e e U U s s e e 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’STIRES7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7OR7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7nrr%116 REA Rd. Wauchula(across from Wal-Mart)cl1:30c Staton Auto Sales Large Selection of Cars to Choose Fromnn Bill Staton Theresa Hamilton863-781-4460 863-781-9084 !" 30 Day Guarantee on M&'&( ) *(+,-./--/&, 0,23 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. Frank VasquezRealty Inc. 1,+",$n.'"*()").'' n) ) &/+)'(+"'&$ ) (Call for appt.) 1nn) ) '&n)*."+!.')#*!'( '$-".nn'&+)+&"& 1n 2 n )*'.0rn 1n,"$"& $'+*,!,$"$$*..+)*.) n 1,"$"& $'+,!,$"$$* Frank Vasquez, Lic. Real Estate Broker 863.781.4133 cl1:30c %$)"++'&$+)" $)-"*&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 As most of you know, I am certainly not one to brag, but my automobile is simply a floating cloud to navigate down the high ways, a luxury at my command, disguised as a junk heap. ——— Last night on TV the anchor said that unmistakably the saddest day of the year is Jan. 6. Well, that is not all that difficult to figureout, because about that time all our big-time Christmas shoppingbills start to clog up and bend our mailboxes, and it gives us another10 months to prepare for our next Christmas, so once again we canprove to one and all that we are Santa’s right hand man and a walk ing creation of benevolence. Hange in there, Pal, until Jan 6, 2015. ——— Unfortunately my mother-in-law Harpoon has never taken her driving seriously, but fortunately everyone else does, which includesthe Highway Patrol, the City Police, as well as the Sheriff’s Depart ment and now Mothers Against Insane Drivers. ——— The last girlfriend I dated before I met my little Sugar Possum was Maudene Claudehopper. What I liked about Maudene most was that she had a very engaging personality. As a matter of fact she hadbeen engaged 24 times when I came along and never married oneof them. But all was not lost, because she is referred to as the Dia mond Queen of Matrimony. ——— Do you remember that old saying, don’t cry over spilt milk? Well, with looking at today’s prices for a gallon of milk I don’t haveto wait till I spill some of my milk to cry, because I cry when I haveto fork over the big expense of even a half gallon of this white liquidgold. ——— Have you ever by chance seen a funeral home with a revolving door leading into the parlor? I suppose it could serve as a little re minder of what goes around comes around. ——— There is absolutely nothing wrong with love, but it is so heart breaking the money it takes to sustain it and so oftentimes far pastits original monetary value. ——— I would like to dedicate my column this week to Jim Kelly, owner of The Herald-Advocate. The first time we met was over ayear ago when I walked into his office, and I was virtually unknownto him. My objective was to be given a chance to have a space inthe newspaper for jokes and philosophy. I have been writing forabout a year now. For my part is has been nothing less than great, at least on my part, and you readers have been so very responsive to my article. Inclosing happy birthday to Mr. Kelly and may God grant him manymore. I am forever grateful for fulfilling my dream to write for thepaper and would be glad to tell you, my readers, his age, but unfor tunately I cannot count that high. May God bless one and all.Truman A. 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 PumpPricesStable Gas prices remain stable for another week as January comesto a close. Both the national average and Southeast gas prices are belowlast year’s cost for a gallon of gas. U.S. inventories of crude oilrose for the first time last weekafter seven straight weeks of de creases, according to the EnergyInformation Adminis-tration. "Pump prices are likely to re main stable for another couple ofweeks until refineries begin theannual switch to the summerblend fuel,” said Jessica Brady,AAA spokesperson, The AutoClub Group. The national average for a gal lon of regular unleaded gasolineis $3.29, the same as last week.Florida's average of $3.35 felltwo cents from last week.

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January 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 9B 1:30c www.healthybladder.net Florida anglers will no longer be required to have and use aventing tool when fishing forreef fish such as snapper andgrouper in Gulf of Mexico statewaters. The change became effective Friday. Removal of this rule means anglers will have the freedom todetermine how to best maximizesurvival of released reef fishusing devices they feel are ap propriate, depending on the cir cumstances. Maximizing post-release sur vival of fish is important in ma rine fisheries management,because it means more fish sur vive to potentially reproduce and be harvested in the future. Venting tools are hollow sharpened instruments that pro vide one way to treat baro trauma, a condition that occurswhen fish are brought quickly tothe surface from deep water. The change in pressure fromdepth to surface can cause gaseswithin the fish’s swim bladder toexpand, which can damage in ternal organs and reduce thelikelihood a fish will survivewhen returned to the water. Venting tools allow gases to escape from a fish’s body cavityso the fish can swim back downto depth. While venting tools are still a useful way to increase chances of fish survival after release, fishdo not always need to be ventedto survive upon release. Descending devices, which send fish back down to deeperwaters, are another, more re-cently developed alternative toventing that also can be usednow to increase survival ratesamong fish with barotrauma. The requirement to have a venting tool was changed duringthe Florida Fish & Wildlife Con servation Commission’s Nov. 21meeting, making state regula tions consistent with rules infederal waters. Venting tools arenot required in Atlantic state orfederal waters. The use of non-stainless steel, non-offset circle hooks and de hooking devices are still re quired in state and federal Gulfwaters when fishing for reeffish. These tools minimize han dling time for reef fish, whichaids in survival of the fish uponrelease. To learn more about recogniz ing barotrauma and ventingtools, and what to do if a fish issuffering from the effects ofbarotrauma, visit MyFWC.-com/Fishing and click on “Salt water Fishing,” “Recrea-tionalRegulations” and “Fish Han dling” and look under “Tackle.” Information about reef fish gear rules is available under“Rec-reational Regulations.” Reef Fishermen Off The Hook WINTER SLAW This simple slaw is easy to throw together and highlightsthe hearty, crisp root vegetablesof the season.1/3 cup light mayonnaise2 tablespoons fresh lemonjuice2 tablespoons extra virginolive oil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly groundblack pepper 6 cups shredded and peeledcelery root 1 cup shredded carrots 1/4 cup sliced fresh flat-leafparsley 1. Whisk, in large bowl, may onnaise, lemon juice, olive oil,mustard, salt and black pepper. 2. Add celery root, carrots and parsley. Toss the celery rootmixture in dressing until well-coated. Serves 6.For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our website atwww.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/. (c) 2013 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Good Housekeeping STICKY WINGS WITH HONEY AND SRIRACHA These easy-to-make sticky wings are served with a creamyyogurt dipping sauce.Wings:24 (6 pounds) chicken wings,snipped in two at the joint, tipstrimmed off 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 2/3 cup honey 1/3 cup sriracha hot sauce 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon toasted sesameseedsYogurt Dipping Sauce:2 cups plain Greek yogurt 1 cup grated cucumber,squeezed dry 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice1 large garlic clove, grated 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon honey Carrot, celery, jicama sticks 1. Wings: Place oven rack in middle of oven; heat to 450 F.Line 2 baking sheets, includingsides, with nonstick foil. In largebowl, toss chicken wings, oil and salt. Arrange chicken evenlyon sheets. Roast 30 minutes, ro tating pans 180 degrees once.Let wings cool slightly, thenpour off fat. 2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, blend honey, sriacha,hoisin, lime juice and soy sauce.Pour half of mixture (about 1/2cup) into a large bowl. Addwings; toss with tongs to coat. 3. Lower oven to 425 F and arrange wings on same bakingsheets. Roast 10 minutes. Mean while, boil remaining honeymixture in saucepan overmedium heat until thick glazeforms, about 5 minutes. Removewings from oven; brush withthickened glaze and sprinklewith sesame seeds. Continue toroast until wings are browned, 7to 10 minutes longer, then coolon baking sheets 10 minutes. 4. Yogurt dipping sauce: Blend all ingredients together inserving bowl. Serve with wingsand vegetable sticks. Serves 12.For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our website atwww.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/. (c) 2013 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Good Housekeeping BIBLE TRIVIA By Wilson Casey 1. Is the Song of Solomon in the Old or New Testament orneither? 2. What Canaanite com mander did Jael kill by driving atent peg through his head? Sis era, Joash, Ishmael, Pekah 3. In 1 Kings 3, who solved a custody dispute by proposing achild to be cut in half? Samuel,David, Solomon, Iddo 4. What Persian queen refused to display her beauty at thecourt of King Ahasuerus? Es ther, Abigail, Deborah, Vashti 5. The daughters of Jerusalem said they will make borders ofgold with studs of "what"? Salt,Silver, Souls, Sins 6. How many suicides are recorded in the Bible (KJV)?Zero, 1, 7, 19 ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) Sis era; 3) Solomon; 4) Vashti; 5)Silver; 6) 7"2014 Bible Trivia Challenge,"Wilson Casey's Daily Box Cal endar, is available online and inbookstores. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. In the world of the endan gered Florida panther, 2013brought less mortality, a femalepanther successfully releasedback into the wild, and signifi cant public participation in re porting panther sightings. Twenty panther deaths were documented by the Florida Fish& Wildlife Conservation Com mission in the past year, com pared with the 27 panthers thatdied in 2012. Vehicle strikescontinue to be the primary causeof mortality, with 15 panthersdying last year because theywere hit while crossing high ways compared with 18 in 2012. The birth of 21 panther kittens also was documented in 2013. A brother-and-sister pair of panthers, rescued as kittens in2011 and raised at the WhiteOak Conservation Center inYulee, was returned to the wildin 2013. The female, released inJanuary in Picayune Strand StateForest in Collier County, wasdocumented last June to havegiven birth to a kitten. The male, however, released last April in the RotenbergerWildlife Management Area inPalm Beach County, died Jan. 4 due to unknown causes afterbeing located a day earlier in avery lethargic state and thentaken to a veterinary clinic. Thatwas the second panther deathrecorded in 2014, after anotherpanther was killed Jan. 2 due toa vehicle collision. Meanwhile, a 9-month-old fe male panther kitten, found inCollier County last May with afractured rear right leg probablycaused by a vehicle collision, isrecovering at White Oak andscheduled for release later thisyear. Additionally, more than 1,100 panther sightings have been re ported statewide since the FWClaunched an online site in Au gust 2012 enabling the public toreport when and where theyhave seen a Florida panther orits tracks and to upload photos:MyFWC.com/-PantherSight ings. Though only five percentof the sightings as of last Augustwere verified as panthers, theFWC’s panther team considerspublic reports of panther sight ings vital to the management ofthis species brought back fromthe brink of extinction. “Forty years ago when the En dangered Species Act waspassed, some people wonderedif any panthers remained inFlorida,” said Carol Knox, headof the FWC’s Imperiled SpeciesManagement Section. “Whereonce a sighting of a panther wasalmost unheard of, today, moreand more Floridians and visitorsare having the thrill of seeingand even photographing this elu sive cat in the wild. “Despite the mortalities in 2013, the FWC is confident theFlorida panther population con tinues to expand,” Knox said. As for vehicle-caused panther fatalities, “People who slowdown and drive carefully in ruralareas, especially where panthercrossings and speed zones areidentified, can make a differ ence,” Knox added. “It is espe cially important to slow downand keep a careful lookout atdawn or dusk, when panthers aremost likely to be on the move.” In 2013, three panther deaths also were attributed to territorialaggression among panthers. An other panther’s cause of deathwas undetermined, and one diedof an apparent gunshot wound. Fewer Panther Deaths In 2013

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10B The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 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: 8"2)84#,*$"3*/./'7/416/1+/.3)&'1/.3$/5&18!/410)/3/".%#*/(1"0)*$",23/17*.2*%& &$/.%0,"$&r 8"2)84#,*$"3*/./'7/416*..*.(&.317*.2*%&3)&20&$*",2&$3*/. )*1%0,"$&r 8n"2)84#,*$"3*/./'7/416*..*.(&.317*.2*%&3)&20&$*",2&$3*/. 9 n 6&&+,/.(0"223/*/.&&1"1+"7204#,*$"3*/./'3)&"136/1+ 0,42 First place: 8n"2)84#,*$"3*/./.3)&#"$+$/5&1 &$/.%0,"$&r 8"2) )*1%0,"$&r 8"2) 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 "(&21/-)&"23 1/-)&"1%&&/4.37&1",%'1*%"7&#n 1/.3"(&&"%,*.&2r Bribery Charges Against Sheriff Were Dismissed Condition of Trapeze Artist Remains Critical 20-Acre Grove Brings $22,000 Boy Injured In Fall From Roof E>A+=0+7/.-?6>?<+6+8 >2<9:96913=>+<1+/+.A297+./>2/09669A381=+1/9,=/<@+>398G!8/90>2/96./=>2?7+88//.=3=2+@381=97/98/>9A98./-97/297/+>8312>H E0C9?I2/+@/<+1/ 7/<3-+8C9?A366/+>+,9?>n,+8+8+=>23=C/+2 E':?8>36>2/n=>2/+-/:>/.A+C90./+6381A3>2+:+ >3/8>A29A+=2/79<<2+1381A+=>9-+?>/<3D/>2/A9?8.90>/8A3>2,9363819369<3<98=>A+=38>2/6+>>/<:+<>90>2/n>2-/8>?2+>+C381900>2/,<95/8,699.@/==/6=A3>2-9<.&2+>I=:>C7?-2A2+>=?<1/98=.9>9.+C E>I=,//8/=>37+>/.>2+>+ 7366398:31/98=63@/38 /A*9<53>C E)2/8:9:=>+<2<3=>38+ 1?36/<+3=98>9?<=2/38=3=>=982+@381+:963-//=-9<>%2/2+>/=>9,/=>?-538><+003E /B>>37/C9?I9 663893=C9?-+8=>9:90038/><9:963=+8.@3=3>>2/=/60./ -6+2:6+-/90%?:/<7+882989<90>2/3<297/>9A8=?:/<2/<9>2/-3>3D/8=//.+n099>,<98D/=>+>?/9023798+38%> E>A+=,<+2+738-968A29 =318/.38>96+A>2/6/13=6+>398>2+>-/.>2/%/-%/<@3-/&2+>@/2/A+=+==+==38+>/. E&29=/A29=>?.C=?-2>2381= =+C>2+>98>2/n>290/@/2><3=5+3./5+:29,3+-+?=/=+69==907366398>97/<3 -+8,?=38/==.?/>9+,=/8>//3=70<97A9<5+8.9>2/<.3=398= E8>2/'83>/.%>+>/=79>2+898+8C9>2/<.+C90>2/C/+<0C9?.9>2/7+>2C9?I66038.>2+> /A*/+2=+8..+C=,/092+> FFF &29?12>09<>2/+CG%29A 7/+2/<9+8.A366A<3>/C9?+><+1/.CH F%-9>>3>D1/<+6. -n381/+>?2>2/+<.//13<6=+8. ,9C==9--/<>/+7=7+./3>>9>2/.3=><3->=/73038+6=,/099/@/8>?+63=><3->nn-2+7:398?,?<8.+6/ &2/13<6=:6+C/.>2/3<6+== $/13983=><3->nn:6+C 900=>2/A//590+8n38+5/)+6/=&2/CA98>2/;?+<>/<038+6<9?8.+1+38=><3@+6%/,<381n&2/C?<8/.>9+5/)+6/=986C>969=/n>9?,?<8.+6/ &2/)36.-+>==?00//:6+C381>2/3<.3=><3->=+>?,?<8.+6/&2/CA98>2/3<9:/8/<9@/<&/89<9-,/09&?/=.+C38+2+<.09?12>r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January 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 11B Robert L. Shiver Jr. Sales Manager (863) 508-2400 x8430 YOURFRIENDINTHECARBUSINESSFOROVER17 YEARS 863-508-2400 r Over 350 New&Used Vehicles To Choose From Lease Payments As Low As Financing As Low As 0.9% Fit $149 Civic $159 Accord $219 Odyssey $269 Pilot $289 Vehicle shown for illustration purposes only. Same vehicle may not be available. For Secure Credit Approval nr 1:30c Se Habla Espaol *Payments based on 36 month lease term. Does not include tax, tag, title or dealer fee. CR-V $219 Hardee County Economic Development Council Industrial Development Authority PO Box 458 Wauchula, FL 33873 Request for Proposals (Accounting Services) The Hardee County Economic Development Council/In dustrial Development Authority requests interested partiesto submit formal sealed proposals for Accounting Services. For the entire RFP package, please visit the EDC/IDA web site www.hardeebusiness.com or visit our office at 107 East Main Street, Wauchula to pick up a copy. Due Date/Time: Monday, March 3, 2014 4:30 pm Note: All prospective respondents are hereby cautioned not to contact any member of the Hardee County Economic D e velopment Council/Industrial Development Authority otherthan the specified contact person.The Hardee County Economic Development Council/Indus trial Development Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids.Contact: Sarah Pelham, EDC/IDA CoordinatorPhone: 863-773-3030Fax: 863-773-4915Email: sarah.pelham@hardeemail.com 1:30c BURN BAN This week’s column is turned over to Deputy Chief John Adler. There is nothing more destructive than fire. It consumes every thing it encounters with a ferocity unmatched in nature. Fighting fire takes an enormous amount of time and resources. It is this very fact that causes us to focus on fire prevention. One ofthe key prevention tools that we can use for brush fires is called,simply, a burn ban. When there are periods where a lack of adequaterain and higher winds is present, it becomes necessary to enact theburn ban. Florida's Department of Forestry has determined that this is one of those times. Conditions are right for the potential uncontrolledspread of fire. During the ban, only permitted outside fires will be allowed. Permits can be obtained by calling the Division of Forestry. It willdetermine if the proper safety precautions are present to allow forthe burn. The permits are free and it takes a small amount of time toobtain one. There are a few precautions that everyone can use to help pre vent fires during these conditions. Please limit outside cooking firesand use grills responsibly. Do not use fireworks during the ban. Ifyou have any questions, please feel free to contact Hardee CountyFire-Rescue or the Department of Forestry. We will be glad to an swer any question and to offer other tips that might prove to be help ful during the burn ban. I also want to take the time to acknowledge that April 4-14 is Public Safety Telecommunications Week. This is a time to acknowl edge and say thank you to our dispatchers. They are the first link inthe chain for all emergencies. Their actions keep us safe and allowfor a fast response and a better outcome during emergency situa tions. They are the calm voice you hear when things are at theirworst. So, to all emergency dispatchers out there, I would like to say a big thank you from me and all of Hardee County Fire-Rescue. Youare appreciated for the work you do. To everyone else, thank you for allowing us to serve you in your times of need, and stay safe. The Fireside By James Stillwagon Hardee County Fire-Rescue Chief Collecting Q: I began searching for older pedal carsabout 10 years ago,and so far have man aged to find three thatI purchased. I had apedal car as a childand am wondering ifyou can suggest a col lector I can contact,since I have somerestoration work I need done? —Sam, Broken Arrow, Okla. A: Ron Hughes is owner of Soda Pops in Miami, Ariz., ashop that specializes in gaspumps, signage and jukeboxes.He has more than 50 pedal carsin his inventory, and he can helpyou. His addresses are 505 Sulli van St., Miami, AZ 85539; andoldrestorer77@hotmail.com. Q: While cleaning out my grandmother's home, my sisterand I found a kitchen gadgetthat has us stumped. I am en closing a picture and hope youcan identify it for us. —Kathy, Los Ranchos, N.M. A: I, too, was stumped by your gadget. After searching throughseveral reference books, I cannow identify it as a "pie lifter." Itwas used to lift pies out of a hotoven. These are fairly rare andgenerally sell in the $50 to $150range, depending on manufac turer and rarity. Q: I have several dozen Hummel figurines, and I needyou to recommend a good price guide that youtrust. —Betty, Pueblo, Colo. A: There are at least a dozen price guides.Some good, some not sogood. One of the betterones, I think, is "TheOfficial M.J. HummelPrice Guide: Figurines & Plates" by Heidi Ann Von Recklinghausen. Publishedby Krause Books and in its sec ond edition, this guide is com prehensive and reflects currentvalues. With more than 2,000images in full color, and updatedlistings, this one is highly recom mended. Q: I have a "Bozo Under the Sea" record set, which I re ceived for my birthday duringthe early 1950s. What do youthink it is worth? —Charlie, Homestead, Fla. A: I have seen the 78-rpm set sell in the $14 to $25 range, de pending on the dealer and thecondition of the recordings."Bozo at the Circus," even morepopular, sells for about the same.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 The Herald-AdvocateHardee County’s Hometown Coverage !#!"> $"!"Telephone (863) 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com 1. LANGUAGE: What does the verb "bibble" mean? 2. FAMOUS QUOTES: Who once said, "Humor is justanother defense against the uni verse." 3. MOVIES: Which Charlton Heston movie used morethan 1 million props? 4. GENERAL KNOWL EDGE: About how long is the Iditarod Trail sled dog race? 5. AD SLOGANS: What ad vertiser urged consumers to"Say it with flowers"? 6. ANATOMY: Of the 206 bones in the adult body, aboutone-fourth are located where? 7. LITERATURE: Which book written by Charles Dickensfeatures a young boy namedPip? 8. MUSIC: What was Paul Simon's first solo to hit the Top10? 9. MYTHOLOGY: Who was Hippolyta in Greek mythology? 10. FOOD & DRINK: What kind of fruit is the liqueurChambord made from? ANSWERS 1. To drink often or much2. Mel Brooks3. "Ben-Hur"4. More than 1,000 miles5. FTD6. In the feet7. "Great Expectations"8. "Mother and Child Reunion" 9. Queen of the Amazons10. Raspberry (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. TRIVIA TEST By Fifi Rodriguez NOW PURCHASING CITRUS FRUIT For the 2013-14 Citrus Crop Frank Vasquez Citrus Broker 781-4133 Chapman Fruit Co. Est. 1956 1:30c YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com COURTESY PHOTO Wauchula Elementary School students joined those around the state on Ja n. 13 in cel ebrating literacy with the “Million Minute Marathon.” The marathon is an annual event with the goal of accumulating over 33 million reading minutes collect ively. It's part of Celebrate Literacy Week, which marks the tremendous success of Florida's s tudents over the past decade. The theme this year was “Shoot for the Moon!” Studen ts were en couraged to read every day while making a connection between literacy and career op tions in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics Teachers read the book “If You Decide to Go to the Moon” to each activity c lass. Reading minutes were calculated and sent to the state to be compiled toward the statewi de goal. A MILLION MINUTES

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12B The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 SLOW-COOKER SPICED PORK SANDWICHES Pork butt (also known as pork shoulder) is ideal for the slowcooker, which renders the meatterrifically tender ... and flavor ful, especially when infusedwith this mix of orange juice,paprika, cumin and cloves.1 orange2 limes1 tablespoon paprika 2 teaspoons ground cumin 6 whole cloves (optional) Kosher salt and pepper 1/2 cinnamon stick 3 pounds pork butt or shoul der, trimmed and cut into 4-inch pieces 1/2 small red onion 4 slices country bread 1 bunch spinach, thick stemsdiscarded 1. Zest the orange into a 5to 6-quart slow cooker. Squeezefrom orange and limes intomeasuring cup (should yieldabout 3/4 cup total). Transfer allbut 1/4 cup of juice to the slowcooker; refrigerate remainingjuice. 2. Add the paprika, cumin, cloves (if using), 1/2 teaspoonsalt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper toslow cooker and whisk to com bine; add cinnamon stick. Add pork and toss to coat. Cook, cov ered, until pork is tender andeasily pulls apart, on low for 7to 8 hours or on high for 5 to 6hours. 3. When pork has 15 minutes left to cook, thinly slice onionand add to reserved juice. Letsit, tossing occasionally, untilready to use. Toast the bread. 4. Remove the cinnamon stick. Using forks, shred thepork and stir it into the cookingliquid. Push the pork to one side.Add the spinach to the otherside; season with 1/4 teaspoonsalt and toss until beginning towilt. Top the bread with thepork, spinach and onions.Serves 4. Tips & Techniques: Instead of making sandwiches, pile thepork, spinach and onions on topof Cheddar cheese grits. J027B4AE8=61>DC calories, 14g total fat (5g satu rated), 125mg cholesterol,752mg sodium, 30g total carbs,3g dietary fiber, 43g protein. (Recipe courtesy Woman's Day magazine.)For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our website atwww.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/. (c) 2013 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Good Housekeeping PERFECT POT ROAST Just about perfect — that's the best way to describe this won derful slow-cooker pot roast.See if you don't agree!4 cups diced raw potatoes3 cups sliced carrots2 cups chopped celery1 cup chopped onion1 (2-pound) lean beef rumproast1 (12-ounce) jar fat-free beefgravy1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1. Spray a slow-cooker con tainer with butter-flavored cook 8=6B?A0HE4=;H;0H4A?>C0C>4Bcarrots, celery and onion in pre pared container. Arrange roastover vegetables. 2. In a small bowl, combine gravy, parsley flakes and black?4??4AE4=;HB?>>=6A0EHmixture over top. Cover andcook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours.Just before serving, cut roastinto 8 pieces. Makes 8 servings(1 piece roast and 1 cup veg etable mixture). J027B4AE8=64@D0;B calories, 7g fat, 27g protein, 22g20A1<6B>38D<<65814A8014C82G270=64B$40CStarch, 1 Vegetable. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Comfort Foods Made FAST AND HEALTHY! By Healthy Exchanges GATORHEATING& AIRCONDITIONINGREFRIGERATION& ICEMACHINES THINKGREEND SAVEENERGYD'AVEMONEY 863-832-3399LOCALLYOWNED 1:30c Licensed & Insured CAC 1815095 C ALL F OR S ERVICE T ODAY LL M AKES S ALEON C HANGE O UTS S ALEON D UCT W ORK G ET Y OUR D UCT W ORK D ONE N OWAND S AVE F REE E STIMATES ON C HANGE O UTS DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What's all this about dustmites? Do they carry disease?How do we kill them? A base ball bat? —R.H. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: About dust mites — I am get ting nowhere with them be cause they are practicallyinvisible. They crawl in andout of my mouth and on myface when I am in bed. I havesuffered too long with them. —P.B. %)-(DBC<8C4B0A4 hardly visible; they're smallerthan the period at the end of thissentence. They don't transmitdiseases, but they can createtrouble for those who are allergicto them or their waste material.The mite skeleton and wasteproducts can provoke asthma,skin itching, eye itching, sneez ing and dripping nose. Most peo ple, however, live in blissfulignorance of the mites. Theyhave no symptoms. Dust mites don't bite. They feedon dead skin cells, mostly cellsthat have fallen off the body.They don't enter the mouth. Youreally can't tell they're around.They like living in bedrooms --in mattresses and bedding, in cluding blankets -upholsteredfurniture and carpets. They cantake up life in stuffed animals.Allow only washable stuffedtoys into a bedroom. They prefera warm, humid environment, a preference that can be used toevict them.Keep the bedroom cool and drywith a dehumidifier, an air con ditioner or both. The humidityshould be less than 50 percent.Mites dehydrate at that humidity.Wash all bedding weekly. Vac uum mattresses and?8;;>FB=20B4C74;3F40C74A8B0 stress on the body and the heart.The heart has to work harder tokeep the body warm by pumpingmore blood than it ordinarilydoes. That extra effort is toomuch for hearts not in the best ofshape. Dressing warmly lessensthe risk. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Both my sister and I take Syn throid. My doctor insists that Itake it first thing in the morn ing, before I have had anythingto eat. He also has told me notto eat for 30 to 60 minutes after taking the tablet. My sis ter didn't get any similarinstructions. She takeshers at noon with lunch.Who's right? —L.C. %)-( CB14BCC> take Synthroid, the most-often-prescribed thyroidhormone preparation, on an empty stomach and to wait atleast 30 minutes before takingany food. I have to assume thatyour sister's doctor is checkingher thyroid hormone levels fromtime to time. If they're OK, she'sOK and her medicine-taking isOK. If she has to increase herdose of the medicine because oflow blood levels, then she shouldadopt your method of takingSynthroid.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 It pays to advertise in your Hometown Newspaper We are saving this space just for Y Y O O U U !The HeraldAdvocate 115 S. 7th Ave. 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com &"'(%$,%&( n,***! rectchevy.com R OBBY E LLIOTT !$)!('"" !'&!$'$$! %&' (%%#' !#( 1:30c Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels The Herald Advocate 773-3255 or www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com J CF0B=>C43 A8B70DC7>A and wit Oscar Wilde who madethe following sage observation:"There are only two tragedies inlife: one is not getting what onewants, and the other is gettingit." J*74E4AH58ABC>50A:B;;8B B;0=38=C7440A;HH40ABnrBF4A468E4=bananas to eat. Many had neverseen a banana and didn't knowhow to eat one -some ate thewhole thing, peel and all. J =C74B<0;;5A820==0C8>= of Swaziland, the Civil AviationAuthority has set a ceiling of500 feet on light aircraft. Theseaircraft, as well as kites and re mote controlled toys, are not al lowed to go above that limit.Also included in the category oflight aircraft are broomsticks.Any witch who flies on abroomstick above that limit issubject to a fine of more than$50,000 and possible arrest. J 5H>DA4C78=:8=601>DC moving to another country, youmight want to consider Finland.In that country, employees areoffered, on average, 44 paid va cation days every year. Ofcourse, you might want to con sider that even in the warmsouthwestern part of the country,winters last about 100 days, withsnow covering the ground frommid-October to early May. J*74=0<4>5C74BC0C4>5 Iowa (unsurprisingly) comesfrom a Native American lan guage. The original word,"ayuxba," means "sleepy ones." J0A;HB284=24n582C8>=0DC7>A >2)<8C7F0B=C9DBC0writer; he also was an engineer.He's the guy who figured outhow to get powdered sugar tostick to doughnuts. ——— Thought for the Day: "To be ca pable of embarrassment is thebeginning of moral conscious ness. Honor grows fromqualms." — John Leonard (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. STRANGEBUT TRUE By Samantha Weaver

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C The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, January 30 2014 PAGE ONE By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate The Hardee Wildcat five begin district playoffs early nextweek. The Cats are down to their final pair of season games thisweek. The JV finish up today(Thursday) at 6 in the first gameof a double-header against thevisiting Lake Placid GreenDragons. Prior to the varsitygame, there will be Senior Nightawards for Steve Metayer andTyler Helms. Playing in the Mosaic Stinger Shootout on Friday night, Har-dee is scheduled to competeagainst Lake Wales Vanguard. That leaves Hardee ready to play in the Class 5A, Region 3,District 11 playoffs next week.In an unusual playoff format thisyear, each playoff game will beplayed at the gym of the topseed. District rivals are DeSoto,Lemon Bay and Se-bring, whichappears to be the top seed andwill greet fourth-seeded Hardee.Lemon Bay is second seed andwill host third seed DeSoto. In action last week, Hardee won over Mulberry and lost toLakeland and Avon Park. The first game of the week was at home against Mulberry ina varsity-only encounter. Hardeekept ahead all game in the fairlyeven battle between the Panthers and Wildcats. Hardee led 17-15at the end of the first quarter andincreased the Wildcat lead to 36-31 with a 19-16 advantage in thesecond stanza. It was a slow, even third pe riod in which each squad onlyearned a dozen points. Hardeetook the final period 16-13 towin 64-56. Steve Metayer led all scorers with 25 points, with Djes Youteadding 15, Dustin Smith nine,Jordan Jones and LivensonMetayer each five, Tyler Smitha trey and Marco DeLeon twopoints. The older Metayer player also had seven rebounds, four steals,a blocked shot, four deflectionsand seven assists for a well-rounded game. Youte had a halfdozen rebounds, a Jones, theSmith twins and Helms alsojoined in the rebound parade.Tyer Smith and Youte each hada blocked shot and Youte addedthree steals. Dustin Smith con tributed with a pair of deflec tions and Jones had four ofthem. Jones also had four as sists. Last Thursday, Hardee hosted the Lakeland Dreadnaughts,which ran away with the gamefrom the opening tipoff in their67-38 win. They held SteveMetayer to just 19 points, TheSmith brothers each had six points, Livenson Metayer fourand Youte three points. Steve Metayer pulled down a dozen rebounds, with Jones andDustin Smith getting fourapiece, Youte three, Helms twoand DeLeon one. LevinsonMetayer added three assists. Last week’s finale was an other home game, against theAvon Park Red Devils, whichwon 67-57. Hardee outscoredAvon Park 17-15 in the secondquarter but was still down 35-31at halftime. The Red Devilsgained back the two points in thethird quarter and prevailed by 10points. Senior Steve Metatyer sank 25 points, with 13 by Youte,nine by Jones, four by freshmanLivenson Metayer and threeapiece by the Smith brothers. Steve Matayer snared 11 re bounds, with seven assists, foursteals and a deflection. DeLeonhad a blocked shot, steal and de flection. Youte had three re bounds and Jones, the Smithboys and younger Metayer eachadded to the rebounding. Joneshad five steals, LivensonMetayer four and Youte two. The season stats show every player in the scoring column aswell as contributing on blocks,deflections, rebounds, steals andassists. BB Boys Go District By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate The Hardee girls softball team is the first of the spring sports toget going. The varsity girls start play on Saturday in a pre-season tourna ment in Lake Wales. They willplay the host Lake Wales at 10a.m. and take on George Jenkinsat noon in back-to-back outings. The regular season beings on Feb. 6 with a visit from Frost-proof. The JV squads will tangleat 5:30 and the varsity set-to isabout 7:30 p.m. The next day,Friday, Hardee will head toOkeechobee for games at 6 and7:30 p.m. The Lady Cats don’t clash with a district opponent untilFeb. 28, when they travel toLemon Bay. Other Class 5A,Reg. 3, District 11 opponents areSebring and DeSoto. Long-time varsity Head Coach Sharri Knight recently re tired so she can spend time fol lowing the career of herdaughter, Kayla, who graduatedlast spring and is now playingfor the Palm Beach AtlanticSailfish, beginning their springseason on Feb. 7-8. Varsity assistant Caitlin Bliss has moved up to lead the LadyWildcats, with Julian Garciaagain as varsity assistant. Mel-anie Henderson is the JV HeadCoach with her assistant Chris-tina Haedo The varsity returns most of its starters from last season, in-cluding senior pitcher KarleeHenderson and junior catcherMakayla Deuberry, who wereco-defensive players of the yearlast season. Other seniors areArissa Camel, Addison Aubryand Kendall Gough. Underclassmen include junior pitcher/infielderAlex Ullrich,2013 Hustle award winner, Mor gan Walters, 2013 Most Im proved Player and HannahCarlton, 2013 Rookie of theYear award winner. Others are juniors Kem Derringer andCaryssa Johnson, JakayshaLindsey, Senida Garcia and SaraWelch. JV players include Gabby Allen, 2013 JV Most ValuablePlayer and Tiffany Flores, 2013Most Improved Player andJacqueline McGhee, who suf fered a broken leg and lost mostof the 2013 season. Others areTara McNabb, Kourtney Hen-derson, Tiffany Owens, DianaDeSantiago, Ana Erikson, Al-yssa Tatum, Mara Goodwyn, Ar ianna Ramos, Vanessa Ortiz,Michaela Villarreal, ShaynaHarned and Julia Figueroa. Softball Starts Saturday 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 H H a a r r d d e e e e G G i i r r l l s s S S o o f f t t b b a a l l l l F1L nAway1 1George Jenkins (V)AwayNoon6 6 F F r r o o s s t t p p r r o o o o f f H H O O M M E E 5 5 : : 3 3 0 0 / / 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 7OkeechobeeAway6r 1 1 4 4 P P a a l l m m e e t t t t o o H H O O M M E E 5 5 : : 3 3 0 0 / / 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 2 2 1 1 L L a a k k e e W W a a l l e e s s H H O O M M E E 5 5 : : 3 3 0 0 / / 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 28L Away6r Mar. 3FrostproofAway5r 4 4 D D e e o o t t o o * H H O O M M E E 6 6 / / 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 7 7 e e b b r r i i n n g g * H H O O M M E E 6 6 / / 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 14Sarasota Tourney (V) AwayT 15Sarasota Tourney (V) AwayT 21LakelandAway5r 2 2 4 4 O O k k e e e e c c h h o o b b e e e e H H O O M M E E 6 6 / / 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 25Sebring*Away6r 2 2 8 8 L L e e m m o o n n B B a a y y * H H O O M M E E 6 6 / / / / 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Apr. 3Desoto*Away5r 4 4 L L a a k k e e l l a a n n d d ( ( V V ) ) * * * H H O O M M E E 6 6 p p . m m . 7ManateeAway5r 8McKeel (V)Away5 p.m. 10PalmettoAway5r15District PlayoffsT T District Game *** Senior Night %$+%/$!34-* Pet Care Center r0'2%!1#'1)!4nrn NOW WEEKLY NEW LOCATION “IT’STAXTIMEAGAIN!”Let us take some of the worry out of those words! We offer fast and accurate income tax preparation. We have fast, electronic filing. As professionals with many years of experience, you can be sure we are current on filing requirements and the late st rules. No return is too simple or too complex for us to handle. We PRIDE ourselves on providing top-notch service and convenience at an affordable prices. We will be happy to review prior-year returns without charg e to determine if any deductions or credits were missed. On average, our prices are 25% less than leading tax firms and we have more years of experience. 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The City is proud to=33)73Oe ;+=; )3 2O;)0e !" # !3 Jerry was promoted to the Lineman1 position. We are lookingforward to many years ofservice from Jerry provid ing the City with his dedi cation to our citizens.AWESOME JOB! 1:17c 1:16-30c Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce DanielsThe Herald Advocate 773-3255 orwww.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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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 30, 2014 Four-year-old Mary liked the story, The Three LittlePigs. She begged her fatherto read it to her every night. One day he taped the story and when she askedhim to read it to her he said,“Dear, please turn on thetape recorder. I made arecording especially for you.” “But,” she protested, “it can’t hug me.” When someone wraps their arms around us we feelsafe and loved, wanted andimportant. Love has eyes to see the misery of others, ears to hearthe cries of others, feet thathurry to help others, handsthat can lift the burdens ofothers and a heart to feel thepain of others.

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January 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3C Pioneer Creek RV NewsBy Reggie DeSmet and Andie McCosco We had our weigh-in for the Biggest Loser contest after a year, and our park lost a total of 331 pounds. The biggest loser was Shirley Richards for the women and two men tied, Tom Lunney and Rick Mulkey. What a great job! It is never easy to stick to it. CHAPEL Bob and Ardeth Johns, Jennie Merriman and Ruth Brunger greeted 173. Devo-tional was given through music on the accordion by Mary Legar. The choir sang You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore, di rected by Sandy Feeser and accompanied by Cheryl on piano. Pastor David spoke from Psalm 142:1-7, entitling his ser mon Complaint Department. SCOREBOARD Bowling: Bob Bellis had high game 204 and high series 530 for the men, and Terry Stamm had high game 157 and high series 388 for the women. Horseshoes: Pioneer Creek and Craigs RV Park ended up tied at 16 games in a match held at a very cool and windy Craigs. Their 50/50 was split, with 25/25 split and Jeff Mayo winning. SPOTLIGHT Jay and Janice Pippenger hale from Warsaw, Ind., Jays hometown and Janice is from just a short distance away in Milford. They met through friends introducing them and have been mar ried for 40 years. Jay worked many years as a mold and pattern maker of boats, recreational vehicles and in the medical field, retiring from Paragon Medical in 2007. Janice taught school for 37 years at North Miami Elemen-tary School in Denver, Ind. Jay has enjoyed making model airplanes, trains and restoring old cars. Janice is in terested in quilting and is plan ning to join the quilters class. Traveling has been one of their main interests. They have been to 49 of the 50 states and spent a month in Alaska touring several places like Denali Na tional Park, Ketchikan, the area around Fairbanks and Homer, with seeing many wild animals in their travels. Their favorite place was Homer, which is lo cated on the water with the mountains surrounding it, with absolutely beautiful scenery. They dream of returning again. After spending many years visiting Janices mother in Florida at Christmas, they knew when retirement was approaching, they would come to Florida for the winter. They have friends in the area but didnt want a place in a big city, so about five years ago they started coming to our park for short visits after reading about the classes for stained glass that Pioneer Creek offered. They now have become new residents after purchasing a unit in the park at the end of the season last year, and are ready to enjoy all the many activities that are offered along with chapel services on the premises. We welcome them and they will be a great addition to our little slice of heaven. AROUND THE PARK Gary Hyde is home and doing well. Mike Akelian is back in the hospital. Keep him in your prayers. Shirley and Chuck Cline had a wonderful time hosting their daughter, Kelly Vallimont, and twin grandchildren Danny and Breanna Durst and friend Chuck Slater and daughter Teresa and Bob Malmgren. They also are friends with Maryellen and Tom Hopkins. Tom and Maryellen showed them all the sightes of Florida. What fun they had. BREAKFAST Our sausage gravy and bis cuits was hosted by Lucy and Leonard Starr and Kathy and Charles Gaylog. They did a fine job serving eggs, grits and pancakes. Yumm. Jerry Kruys won the 50/50. He needed it after having new steps put in and a new ride. POTLUCK The theme was "International Dishes," and what an array of dishes was served. The tables were decorated with flags from all over. The dishes were awe some and delicious. Hosting were Sue and Bob Fenner, Liz and Dave Schwab, Bill and Pat Grant and Richard and Karen Lovell. Ray Tuttle was the auctioneer for our afterdinner auction, which is always a good time vying for the best gift. SHUFFLEBOARD After a few weeks of cold and raining weather we finally got on the court with a beautiful day. Friday, Jan. 17, we had 11 playing. Carol Yaw beat everyone with four wins and no losses. Jan. 21 saw 14 people out to enjoy some sunshine. Frank Huiet and Dowayne Parks were the winners. Each had three wins before we were rained out before the playoffs, so a tie was declared. BINGO Jan. 16 saw 42 playing this exciting game. Linda Chiburn took the 50/50, while five mer chant certificates were given out as prizes for other winners. Cherie Perry won the jackpot. Monday, Jan. 20, saw Alicia Ornelas winning the 50/50 and the jar. WII BOWLING Frank Huiet once again was the highest bowler, with a high average of 224. Oasis RV NewsBy Georgianna Mills My FatherMy father had the bluest eyes, like the crystal sea. Now hes gone to Heaven to watch over us as far as he can see! He has his wings and a halo bright and shiny to guide him, his memory will linger on. No longer will he suffer nor shall he want, or pain shall he feel. Because he is by Gods side, to watch us from above. No longer will Edsel feel the heat of the sun, nor Thine winters rage. Now thy worldly task is done. Hes done all his work and paid Thines wages. Time is as unique as the stars in the sky. We all boldly move on to do what time permits. Edsel has moved on from our world, and now and always will be in our hearts and in the sky, to watch over us as he embarks on his new job by the Lords side. Sandra Lynn Flores Poets Place PUBLISH YOUR ORIGINAL POETRY! Poets Place is a feature which relies solely on reader input. Only your original work may be submitted. Send your poetry to: Poets Place, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. 1:23-2:13c (863) 767-8920(Road North of Aarons Rental. Next to Heartland Pediatrics) DELIVERYSERVICEAVAILABLE Monday-Friday Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00pm1:30c 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 smart-phone 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. HeartlandPharmacy We put our into our service Bob Jones led the prayer at Koffee Klatch on Jan. 22, while Frank Rossi led the U.S. Pledge and I led the Canadian Pledge. The 50/50 winners were Ran dall Solner, Lot 226, Lot 279, Wendy and Elwin Green and Chuck and Barb Ellis. Joe Bennitt announced that CPR classes will start Feb. 5. This was the largest group to attend Koffee Klatch this year. DESSERT & FASHION SHOW Crafts are hosting the eighth annual Ladies Only Dessert & Fashion Show on Monday at 1 p.m. in the Rec Hall. All monies raised will be donated toward cancer. Flyers have been posted in a lot of the RV parks, and we hope to see some ladies come from these parks. Our Craft Fair & Luncheon has been changed to Monday, March 10, starting at 9 a.m. DANCES There was a good crowd at the dance Jan. 18 with Doin It Rite, even though a few were under the weather. Door prizes were won by Leslie Bryson, Birdie Simms, Ron Bryson, Lois Conley, Charlie Lane and Patty Tapp. The next dance is this Satur day with Buddy Canova. Tickets for the s and s Dinner & Dance on March 1 will go on sale at my house on Wednesday, Feb. 5. BINGO Some of the bingo winners in the last month were Rosalie Folnsbee, Jeannie Carney, Earl Folnsbee, Lucille Stulich, Tina Spoor, Wendy Green, Jeannette Jacques, Gert Brayton, Rob Bohro, Mike Waldeck, Sherry Chamberlain, Betty Stephens, Elnora MacNaughton, Mike Johnson, Sharron Noble, Shirley Glessner and myself. The large jackpot winner on Jan. 20 was split between Mary Bower and Darlene. Judy Fisher won the small jackpot. SCORES Bowling, Jan. 15: Team 7 consisting of Margaret Bohl, Leona Munsie and June Rankin is in first place. Mens Golf, Jan. 16: In-divid ual Net As, Larry Cahill; Bs, Fred Leverone; Cs, Norm Batchelor; and Ds, Harold Lockett. Mixed Golf, Jan. 20: 123 Scramble tie between Steve Vanee, Jim Atkinson, Alice Hunt and Paul Vaughan and a team consisting of Len Walter, David Lawrence, Robert Gag-non and Rita Delisle. Shuffling, Jan. 21: Winners were Sherry Chamberlain, Richard Griffith, Gary Householder, Lorraine Howerter, Bob Jones, Norm Lemke, Leroy Robbins, Karen Schroeder and Ron Storm. Bocce, Jan. 2: Tied for first place is the Aqua team and the White team. Crystal Lake RV NewsBy Joyce Taylor

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4C The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 252010DR000227 ANDREW SMITH, Petitioner and DAFFNEY SMITH, Respondent. _______________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION TO MODIFY CUSTODY AND TIME SHARING TO:DAFFNEY SMITH 2909 Garza RoadZolfo Springs, FL 33890 YOU ARE NOTIFIEDthat an ac tion for Modification of Custodyand Visitation has been filedagainst you and that you are re quired to serve a copy of yourwritten defenses, if any, to it onAndrew Smith whose address is703 Oak Forest Dr., Wauchula, FL33873 on or before Feb. 21, 2014,and file the original with the clerkof this Court at 417 W. Main St.,Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873before service on Petitioner or im mediately thereafter. If you fail todo so, a default may be enteredagainst you for the relief de manded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, areavailable at the Clerk of the CircuitCourt’s office. You may reviewthese documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of Cir cuit Court’s office notified of yourcurrent address. (You may file No tice of Current Address, FloridaSupreme Court Approved FamilyLaw Form 12.915.) Future papersin this lawsuit will be mailed to theaddress on record at the clerk’soffice. Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure,requires certain automatic disclo sure of documents and informa tion. Failure to comply can resultin sanctions, including dismissalor striking of pleadings. Dated: January 24, 2014 VICTORIA L. ROGERS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: CONNIE COKER Deputy Clerk 1:30-2:20p _______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 252013CA000436 FIRST NATIONAL BANK OFWAUCHULA, a national bankingAssociation organized under thelaws of the United States ofAmerica, Plaintiff, vs.DENISE EVERETT a/k/a DENISEST. FORT EVERETT, LUCIOUS A.EVERETT a/k/a LUKE EVERETTandJOHNNIE L. RICHARDSON, Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to Final Default Judgment andSummary Final Judgment of Fore closure and for Attorney’s Feesand Costs entered by the Court onAugust 21, 2013, in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the high est and best bidder for cash onthe Second Floor Hallway Outsideof Room 202 of the Hardee CountyCourthouse located at 417 WestMain Street, Wauchula, Florida on the 5th day of February, 2014, at11:00 a.m., the following-de scribed property: Legal 1:The South 1/2 of the SW1/4 of the NW 1/4 of theNW 1/4 of Section 1, Town ship 34 South, Range 25East, Hardee County,Florida. Subject to existingrights-of-way. (Tract 11 ofrecord for identificationpurposes only.)AndThe South 1/4 of the NW1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the NW1/4; and the North 1/2 ofthe SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 ofthe NW 1/4 of Section 1,Township 34 South, Range25 East, Hardee County,Florida. Subject to existingrights-of-way. (Tract 12 ofrecord for identificationpurposes only.)Legal 2:Lot 5, Block “C” in MelrosePlace Addition toWauchula, Hardee County,Florida, per Plat Book 1,Pages 2-114 and 2-115,Also in Plat Bar A-46, of thepublic records of HardeeCounty, Florida. Dated this 15 day of January,2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS As Clerk of the Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk 1:23,30c _______________________________ _______________________________ 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-ulingForeclosure Sale dated December16, 2013, and entered in Case No.252013CA000329 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuitin and for Hardee County, Floridain which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.,is the Plaintiff and Angella R. Cole man also known as Angella ReneeColeman a/k/a Angella Re Cole man, Carl B. Coleman also knownas 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 ReneeColeman a/k/a Angella Re Cole man, The Unknown Spouse ofCarl B. Coleman also known asCarl Coleman a/k/a Carl BenjaminColeman, are defendants, theHardee County Clerk of the CircuitCourt will sell to the highest andbest bidder for cash in/on HardeeCounty Courthouse, 2nd Floor,417 W. Main Street, Wauchula, FL33873, Hardee County, Florida at11:00 a.m. on the 5th day of Feb ruary, 2014, the following de scribed property as set forth insaid Final Judgment of Foreclo sure: LOTS 23 AND 24, BLOCKD, LABRISA SUBDIVISION,A SUBDIVISION ASRECORDED IN PLATBOOK 4, PAGE 5 OF THEPUBLIC RECORDS OFHARDEE COUNTY,FLORIDA.A/K/A 912 W PALMETTOST WAUCHULA FL 33873-2552 Any person claiming an interest inthe surplus from the sale, if any,other than the property owner asof the date of the Lis Pendensmust file a claim within 60 daysafter the sale.Dated: December 16, 2013 VICTORIA L. ROGERS Clerk of Courts By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disabil ity who needs any accommoda tion in order to participate in thisproceeding, you are entitled, at nocost to you, to the provision ofcertain assistance. Please contactthe Office of the Court Administra tor, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)working days of your receipt ofthis Notice of Rescheduled Sale; ifyou are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or FloridaRelay Service 711. 1:23,30c _______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 252014GA000001 IN RE: GUARDIANSHIP OFCAYLIN SKIPPER,______________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JASON SKIPPER UnknownUnknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Peti tion for Appointment of Guardianof Minor has been filed in thiscourt. You are required to serve acopy of your written defenses, ifany, on petitioner’s attorney,whose name and address are:Robert D. Hines, Hines NormanHines, P.L., 1312 W. Fletcher Av enue, Suite B, Tampa, FL 33612 onor before February 14, 2014, andto file the original of the writtendefenses with the clerk of thiscourt either before service or im mediately thereafter. Failure toserve and file written defenses asrequired may result in judgment ororder 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 Clerk 1:16-2:6c ____________________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 252014DR000017 DESERVIL LAMY, Petitioner, andAUGUSTINE DUVERSIN, Respondent. _______________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO:AUGUSTINE DUVERSIN Boynton Beach, FL YOU ARE NOTIFIEDthat an ac tion for dissolution of marriagehas been filed against you andthat you are required to serve acopy of your written defenses, ifany, to it on Deservil Lamy whoseaddress is 733 LaPlaya Drive,Wauchula, FL on or before Febru ary 14, 2014, and file the originalwith the clerk of this Court at 417W. Main St., Wauchula, FL 33873,Room 202, before service on Peti tioner or immediately thereafter. Ifyou fail to do so, a default may beentered against you for the reliefdemanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, areavailable at the Clerk of the CircuitCourt’s office. You may reviewthese documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of Cir cuit Court’s office notified of yourcurrent address. (You may file No tice of Current Address. FloridaSupreme Court Approved FamilyLaw Form 12.915.) Future papersin this lawsuit will be mailed to theaddress on record at the clerk’soffice. Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure,requires certain automatic disclo sure of documents and informa tion. Failure to comply can resultin sanctions, including dismissalor striking of pleadings. Dated: January 13, 2014 Victoria L. Rogers CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk 1:16-2:6p _______________________________ It pays to advertise in your Hometown Newspaper We are saving this space just for Y Y O O U U The HeraldAdvocate 115 S. 7th Ave. 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com Top 10 Pop Singles This Week Last Week 1. Pitbull feat. Ke$ha No. 1 "Timber" 2. One Re-public No. 2 "Counting Stars" 3. Eminem feat. Rihanna No. 3 "The Monster" 4. Katy Perry No. 6 "Dark Horse" 5. A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera No. 5 "SaySomething" 6. Passenger No. 7 "Let Her Go" 7. Lorde No. 4 "Royals"8. Avicii No. 8 "Wake Me Up!" 9. Imagine Dragons No. 10 "Demons" 10. One Direction No. 12 "Story of My Life" Top 10 Albums 1. Soundtrack No. 1 "Frozen"2. Beyonce No. 2 "Beyonce"3. Kid Ink new entry "My Own Lane" 4. Eminem No. 3 "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" 5. Lorde No. 5 "Pure Heroine" 6. One Direction No. 6 "Midnight Memories" 7. Katy Perry No. 4 "Prism"8. Miley Cyrus N. 13 "Bangerz" 9. Imagine Dragons No. 10 "Night Visions" 10. R. Kelly No. 11 "Black Panties" Top 10 Hot Country Singles 1. Luke Bryan No. 2 "Drink a Beer"2. Florida Georgia Line No. 1"Stay" 3. David Nail No. 3 "Whatever She's Got" 4. Cole Swindell No. 5 "Chillin' It" 5. Jason Aldean No. 8"When SheSays Baby" 6. Zac Brown BandNo. 9 "Sweet Annie" 7. Cassadee Pope No. 6 "Wasting All These Tears" 8. Eli Young Band No. 7 "Drunk Last Night" 9. The Band Perry No. 11 "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" 10. Eric Paslay No. 12 "Friday Night"Source: Billboard (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. TOPOf TheCharts as of Sept. 30, 2013 Not Your Mama's Pressure Cooker The recent cold weather sparked a yearning at my housefor a nice pot of pinto beans witha side of spicy, jalapeno corn bread. The problem was that Ihadn't pre-soaked my beans. Thesolution — my new Fagor pres sure cooker. Previously, I had been afraid to use a pressure cooker, mainly be cause of the way the older mod els were designed. My mother'spressure cooker rattled, hummedand blew out fragrant puffs ofhot steam like a metal dragon.I've heard numerous urban leg ends about pressure cooker ex plosions, food-splattered ceilingsand ruined dinners. Fortunately,the newer models are virtuallyfool-proof, sleekly designed andeasy to use. The modern pressure cooker is a hermetically sealed pot thatheats water or other liquids to atemperature of about 250 de grees F. This is a far higher tem perature than you can reach bycooking in an ordinary pot, be cause the temperature of food islimited by the boiling point ofwater (212 F). A pressure cookercan reduce cooking time by afactor of three to four. Here's how it works: The liq uid starts boiling and some of itchanges to steam, which causesa mixture of air and steam to bereleased via the safety valve.Once all the air is released, pres sure builds up in the pot. Whenthe desired pressure is reached,the heat is turned down to a levelwhere it maintains the properpressure, and no more steam willbe released. If the pressure getstoo high, the valve will releasesteam to prevent the pot from ex ploding. Modern pressure cook ers have a back-up pressurerelease, which comes into actionif the safety valve gets obstructedby the contents of the pot, suchas soup or stew. The secret of the modern pres sure cooker is in the lid, whichusually is fitted to the pot by abayonet lock. It contains a rubberring and at least one safety valve.The safety valve not only re leases air and steam, but has anindicator that shows the built-uppressure. Usually, there are twopressure levels to choose from:The first mark for foods thatdon't need much pressure, suchas vegetables and fish; the sec ond, more commonly used, is forpractically anything else, such aspotatoes, curry or meat. My recipe for Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas combinestraditional risotto cooking tech niques with the speed and effi ciency of a pressure cooker. Formore information about pressure KitchenDivaBy Angela Medearis cookers, go to www.fagor.com. RISOTTO WITH MUSHROOMS AND PEAS If you use one of the other types of Italian risotto rice —Baldo, Violone Nano orCarnaroli — instead of the tradi tional Arborio, you'll need tocook it for 5 to 6 minutes underpressure rather than 4 to 5 min utes.1 tablespoon olive oil or butter3 slices bacon, diced 1/2 cup finely chopped onions1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon freshly groundblack pepper2 cloves garlic, diced1 1/2 cups Arborio rice1/2 cup dry white wine, sherry,dry vermouth or aged whitebalsamic vinegar3 1/2 cups chicken or vegetablebroth8 ounces sliced portabellamushrooms8 ounces white mushrooms 1 cup frozen sweet green peas1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plusmore to pass at the table1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg2 tablespoons chopped parsley,for garnish 1. Heat oil or butter in a 2 1/2quart or larger cooker. Addbacon and cook over high heatuntil bacon is crispy, about 3 to 4minutes. Remove bacon to papertowels to drain. Add onions, saltand pepper to oil and cook overhigh heat for about a minute, stir ring frequently. Stir in garlic andthe rice, taking care to coat therice with the oil. Cook for 30seconds, stirring constantly. 2. Stir in wine or balsamic vinegar. Cook over high heatuntil rice has absorbed the liquid,about 30 seconds. Stir in 3 cupsof broth and the mushrooms, tak ing care to scrape up any rice thatmight be sticking to the bottomof the cooker. Lock the lid inplace. Over high heat, bring tohigh pressure. Reduce heat justenough to maintain high pres sure, and cook for 4 minutes. 3. Turn off the heat. Quick-re lease pressure by setting thecooker under cold running water.Remove the lid, tilting it awayfrom you to allow the steam toescape. 4. Set cooker over mediumhigh heat, and stir vigorously.The risotto will look fairly soupyat this point. Boil while stirringevery minute or so, until the mix ture thickens and the rice is ten der but still chewy, 1 to 4minutes. Stir in the peas whenthe rice is almost done. (If themixture becomes dry before therice is done, stir in the extra 1/2cup of broth.) The finishedrisotto should be slightly runny;it will continue to thicken as itsits on the plate. 5. Turn off the heat. Stir in the bacon, Parmesan and nutmeg.Serve immediately, garnishedwith a little parsley, if desired.Pass extra Parmesan at the table.(Additional pressure cooker in formation provided by the Ency clopedia Britannica, www.britan-nica.com.)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 Sebring Podiatry Center3801 US 27 North, Suite D3Sebring, FL 33870863-314-8600 Dr. Dale C. Anderson Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Wauchula & Lake Placid Appointments Available! Toenail Fungus?Laser Solution!Sebring Podiatry Center Call 863-314-8600 Laser Nail Fungus Treatment kills the fungus that lived in and under the toenail. The laser light passesthrough the toenail without causing damage to the nailor surrounding skin. There is a warming sensation andsome patients may feel a pinprick. Just walk in and walk out. The laser nail fungus procedure only takes15-20 minutes. 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January 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7C DEAR PAW'S CORNER: My neighbor insists that giving vitamin supplements and "homeopathic" treatments to her dog "Gracie" is key to her health. I disagree that a pet needs so much extra help. Doesn't pet food provide enough nutrients? Les in San Diego DEAR LES: That answer re ally depends on the pet and the type of food it's eating, and partly on the disposition of the owner. Dogs are living beings just like us, and need regular feeding, exercise and medica tions when they're sick. Owners naturally want their pet to be as healthy as possible, which is why the pet supplement market continues to grow. Want your dog to have a shiny coat? There's a vitamin for that. Vitamin and mineral supple ments for pets are as varied as similar supplements for adults, and should be given after an owner has done his or her homework on the best vitamins for their pet. Veterinarians often rec ommend specific supplements to help pets stay healthy or recover after an illness or injury. Senior pets also frequently are given certain supplements to help with sore joints and other health prob lems that accompany aging. Homeopathic remedies also are popular. Many owners swear by off-the-shelf general treat ments like Rescue Remedy, which helps calm anxious pets. Pet foods, while providing allaround nutrition for dogs of different sizes, increasingly have added supplements to their for mulas. Owners should be aware of which specific supplements are in their pet's food, to avoid giving too much of a particular vitamin or mineral. And of course, check with your pet's vet erinarian about whether supple ments are needed, what kind and how much.(c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.Paw s CornerBy Sam Mazzotta Crime Blotter During the past week, sheriffs deputies and city police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests: COUNTY Jan. 26, Jeremy Edwards Wells, 21, of 502 Fifth St. E., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens and charged with battery and violation of probation. Jan. 26, Christian Rodriguez, 18, of 166 Old Dixie Highway, Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Todd Souther and charged with resisting/obstructing an officer without violence. Jan. 26, Amanda Jo Clair, 25, of 3496 SR 64 W., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Chris Albritton and charged with battery. Jan. 26, a theft on Stansfield Road was reported. Jan. 25, Christy Lucella Pace, 34, of 1629 Lincoln St., Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Manuel Zuniga and charged with retail theft. Jan. 25, a residential burglary on Hobb Road, criminal mischief on Deer Run, and thefts on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and on U .S. 17 North were reported. Jan. 24, Joel Diaz-Sanchez, 24, of 905 W. Grape St., Bowling Green, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant. Jan. 24, Reynaldo Gaona, 44, of 830 Alabama St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Chris Albritton and charged with disorderly conduct. Jan. 24, burglary of a conveyance on U.S. 17 South, a tag stolen on Morgan Road, and thefts at Carlton Street and at U. S. 17 North were reported. Jan. 23, Melissa Denise Stringer, 42, of 813 S. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation. Jan. 23, Silvestre Sandoval Soto, 41, of 419 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Daniel Arnold and charged with battery. Jan. 23, Minerva Anselmo, 53, of 1895 Rigdon Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. James Adler and charged with larceny. Jan. 23, a residential burglary on Captiva Avenue, and thefts on SR 64 West, Sweet Gum Parkway and U.S. 17 North were reported. Jan. 22, Juan Sanchez-Tzompaxtle, 26, of 4821 Epps Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Yolanda Hernandez on a charge of failure to appear in court. Jan. 22, Lee Shannon Harris, 39, of 110 Orange St., Lake Placid, was arrested by Cpl. James Adler and charged with battery. Jan. 22, a residential burglary on Platt Road, and thefts on SR 64 East and on U.S. 17 North were reported. Jan. 21, Delmiro Garcia, 28, of 4520 Maple Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested on a charge of contempt of court violation of an injunction for protection. Jan. 21, Antonio Sambrano Ornelas, 40, of 4117 Captiva Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of failure to appear in court. Jan. 21, criminal mischief on Hanusch Road and a theft on U. S. 17 North were reported. Jan. 20, Ciana Elmeus, 29, of 309 Tuskegee St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Abbott and charged with battery. Jan. 20, Marcus Allen Carter, 24, of 315 SR 62, Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Paul Johnson and charged with aggravated battery. Jan. 20, a residential burglary on Barkdoll Road, criminal mis chief on Ralph Smith Road, and thefts on Brown Road, East Main Street and on Fifth Street East were reported. WAUCHULA Jan. 25, Crystal Marie Escobedo, 23, of 795 LaPlaya Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Justin Wyatt and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and posses sion of drug paraphernalia. Jan. 25, a fight on East Bay Street and a theft on South Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South) was reported. Jan. 21, burglary of a conveyance on Park Drive was reported. BOWLING GREEN Jan. 25, a fight on Doyle Parker Avenue was reported. Jan. 21, Sergio Melendez, 36, of 4620 Maple Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpt. Brett Dowden and charged with bat tery. Jan. 21, a theft on West Jones Street was reported. KNOW THE SIGNS OF SENIOR ABUSE Sometimes it takes watchful eyes to keep seniors safe. Whether it's physical, emotional or financial abuse, or any other kind, those who come in contact with seniors can look for signs that all is not well. In banking, if you spot a senior who seems distressed and who repeatedly takes large sums of money out of an account (or changes his or her routine), that senior might be a victim of abuse or a scam. (Seniors, don't use the drive-up teller window. Go inside so staff can get to know you. Sign a new signature card every six months so your handwriting sample is current.) If you spot personality changes in a senior, the cause might be physical or it might be a result of abuse. Ask what's going on. If a senior who used to dress immaculately is now wear ing the same clothes for days in a row, ask. If a senior is no longer as sociable or doesn't par ticipate in previous activities, ask. If you spot bruises or injury, ask. In a caregiver or hospital situation, you might see lack of care or physical abuse. A neighbor who's had relatives move in might suddenly change his or her routines. At home, the senior might be denied food or medi cine or mail. If you want more information to help seniors, go online to the National Center on Elder Abuse (www.ncea.aoa.gov) or call 1855-500-3537. Learn about the signs of abuse and what you can do when you suspect it's taking place. Check eldercare.gov, or call 1-800-677-1116. You'll find information on getting help for housing, in-home services, longterm care, nutrition ... and abuse. Seniors, if you think you're being abused in any way, call the police. You don't have to put up with abusive treatment. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incor porate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com.(c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. SENIORNEWSLINEby Matilda Charles2014 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDSMeetings to be held in County Commission Chambers, Room 102 Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida unless otherwise noted BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Regular meetings first Thursday at 8:30 a.m. & third Thursday at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF February 06th at 8:30 a.m. and 20th at 6:00 p.m. Planning Session 02/14/14 at 8:30 a.m. Joint Meeting with P&Z Mosaic Annual Report 02/06/14 at 6:00 p.m. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY INDEPENDENT BOARD MONTH OF February To be announced. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL/INDUSTRIAL DEVELOP MENT AUTH. Meets on second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. MONTH OF February th PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF February 06th CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Building Department Conference Room, 401 West Main Street MONTH OF February 10th COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF February 03rd LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II MONTH OF February No meeting scheduled HOUSING AUTHORITY Meets quarterly on the third Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula MONTH OF February No meeting scheduled. HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE Meets quarterly at Hardee County Health Department Auditorium at Noon MONTH OF February No meeting scheduled. HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD Usually meets third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. MONTH OF February 18th at 5:30 p.m. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements should contact the County Commissioners office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting. This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105. Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 1:30ncCITY OF WAUCHULA FAIR HOUSING TRAINING PUBLIC NOTICEThe City of Wauchula adopted a Fair Housing Ordinance pursuant to Community Development Block Grant requirements. The purpose of the Ordinance is to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, familial status, handicap and all other covered classes regarding housing. The City has scheduled a training session designed for the real estate, insurance and banking professionals as well as property owners. This training session will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., at the Wauchula City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida. A separate training session for elected officials and the general public will be held at the same location on Monday, February 10, 2014 at or around 6:00 p.m., as part of the City Commission meeting. The training sessions will be used to review the contents of the Ordinance and the commitments made by the City in order to make all officials and the general public aware of the intent and meaning of the Fair Housing Ordinance. The training sessions will be conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any persons requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Holly Smith, City of Wauchula City Clerk, (863) 773-3535, at least three (3) calendar days prior to the sessions and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the sessions should contact Holly Smith, City of Wauchula City Clerk, (863) 773-3535 at least three (3) calendar days prior to the sessions and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call 1-800-955-8771. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at the sessions should contact Holly Smith, City of Wauchula City Clerk, (863) 773-3535 at least three (3) calendar days prior to the sessions. 1:30c 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

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8C The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 Courthouse Report COUNTY COURT The following marriage li censes were issued recently inthe office of the county court: Oneco Briseno, 22, Crystal City, Texas, and Ciara MarieClax, 16, Wauchula. Gregorio R. Perez, 44, Wauchula, and Samantha LynnRodriguez, 25, Wauchula. The following small claims cases were disposed of recentlyby the county judge: CACH vs. Richardo R. Trevino, default judgment. Hardee County Housing Au thority d/b/a The Palms Apart ments vs. Nicole Vasquez andFrances Gushlaw, judgment fortenant eviction. Eloise Bolin vs. Amber Kelly, judgment for tenant eviction. There was no misdemeanor court last week as it was trialweek. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the officeof the circuit court: Virginia Wilson vs. Trenton Swanson, damages — auto neg ligence. Reverse Mortgage Solutions Inc. vs. estate of Julia FayeDavis et al, petition for mort gage foreclosure. State Department of Transportation vs. Thomas E. Brauck hoff, Lorraine G. Brauckhoff etal, petition for taking of propertyunder eminent domain. Deservil Lamay and Augustine Duversin, divorce. Kenneth Reas and Amber Reas, divorce. Gloria Hernandez and the state Department of Revenue(DOR) vs. Reynaldo Salazar,petition for child support. Aimee Kathryn Baker and DOR vs. Reyes Orta Garcia, pe tition for child support. Dianna Garza and Lino Se gura, divorce. Leonard Morris vs. Department of Corrections et al, peti tion to review inmate situation. Betty F. Ysai and David Ysai, divorce. Lendy Judith DeSantiago and Virgilo Avilez-Cruz, di-vorce. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the cir cuit court were handed downrecently by the circuit courtjudge: Suntrust Mortgage Inc. vs. Matthew Edwin Pollock et al,order vacating judgment of Sept.4 and dismissing case. Rita M. Sweatt and DOR vs. Robert Preston Bivens Jr., order on child support contempt. Jessica Gonzales vs. Mindy Lee, dismissal of injunction forprotection. Beatrice Zamorano and DOR vs. Isaias Carrillo, order on childsupport contempt. Rachel L. Lanham and DOR vs. Travis J. Lanham, order onchild support contempt. Jaterrica N. Robinson and DOR vs. Michael BernardJoseph, order on child supportcontempt. Leigh Ann Trammell and DOR vs. Kevin W. Bartel II,order on child support contempt. Linda G. Strickland Rosenberger vs. Kenneth L. Martin,order on child support contempt. Linda Sue Carter and DOR vs. Lewis M. Kembirling III,order. Christina Lynn Wilson and DOR vs. Jarrod Luvear Oliver,order on child support contempt. Thomas J. Sneider and DOR vs. Samantha L. Alderman,order on child support contempt. Sandra Flores vs. Asuncion Leon, voluntary dismissal. Wauchula State Bank vs. Michael H. and Patricia G.Groff, judgment. There was no felony crimi nal court last week as it wastrial week. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 ormore were filed recently in theoffice of the clerk of court: Lawrence J. Martell and Mary Katherine Martell to Eq uity Trust Co. as custodian,$20,000. Jack R. and Sharon K. Williams to Matthew and JeanetteDillon, $225,000. Laura Villarreal Morales to Salvador Arana, $55,000. First National Bank of Wauchula to Rafik Abdelhalim(two properties), $52,000. Torrey Oaks RV and Golf Re sort to Frank K. and Lind L.Neri, $24,900. W. Reynolds Allen as trustee to Edward G. and Irma E.Parker, $230,000. Elvia C. Roque to TwentyTwenty Groves Inc., $100,000. Suntrust Mortgage Inc. to Cameron Peterson, $99,900. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that GRAY E. VANCE, theholder of the following certificate has filed said certifi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificatenumber and year of issuance, the description of theproperty, and the names in which it was assessed areas follows:CERTIFICATE NO.: 479 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2006Parcel ID Number 10-34-25-0843-00001-0002Description of Property: LOT 2HARLEM HEIGHTS SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.Name in which assessed: JOSE LOPEZ AND LOLA LOPEZSaid property being in the County of HARDEE, Stateof Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemedaccording to law, the property described in such cer tificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theHardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street,second floor hallway outside of Room 202, Wauchula,FL 33873 on the 26 TH day of FEBRUARY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m.Dated this 16 th day of JANUARY, 2014. Victoria L. RogersClerk of Circuit CourtHardee County, FloridaAD No: 1By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy ClerkTax Deed File No.: 252013TD054XXXXPursuant to F.S. 197.512 1:23-2:13c NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & INTENTION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF A MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance Num ber 2014-01 will be presented to the City Commission for adopt ion upon the second read ing at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 3387 3, on the 10th day of February 2014, at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as it reasonably c an be held. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear an d be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is ent itled as follows: ORDINANCE 2014-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; AMENDING CHAP TER 2, DIVISION 3 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OFWAUCHULA, (THE “CODE”) BY RECREATING THE CODE ENFORCEMENTBOARD; CONTINUING THE EXISTENCE AND CURRENT USE OF THE ALTER NATE CODE ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED PURSUANTTO SECTION 162.03(2), FLORIDA STATUTES; RECODIFYING ALL PROVI SIONS RELATED TO CODE ENFORCEMENT IN CHAPTER 2, DIVISION 3 OFTHE CODE; REPEALING ORDINANCE 97-832 AND ORDINANCE 2012-12;PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any de cision made by the City Com mission with respect to any matter considered at the proceeding s, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to in sure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testim ony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not d iscriminate upon the basis of any individual’s disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Commission’s functions, including ones access to, part icipation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonabl e accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 28 6.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. s/Holly SmithHOLLY SMITH, City ClerkCity of Wauchula Thomas A. Cloud301 East Pine Street, Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 32801Attorney for the City of Wauchula 1:30c CITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular scheduled workshop Monday, February 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm or as soon the reafter as it reasonably can be held. The agenda can be viewed at www.cityofwauchula.com. The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Comm ission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any de cision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedin gs, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verba tim 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 di scriminate upon the basis of any individual’s disability status. This non-discriminatory pol icy involves every as pect of the Commission’s functions, including ones access to, participation, employment 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 WAUCHULAS/ Richard K. Nadaskay Jr.Mayor ATTESTS/Holly SmithCity Clerk 1:30c CITIZEN’S ADVISORY TASK FORCE MEETING NOTICE The City of Bowling Green’s Citizen’s Advisory Task Force will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting wi ll be to discuss the City applying for a grant under the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program for the FFY 2013 fundi ng cycle. The Citizen’s Advisory Task Force will hold the meeting at the City Hall Commission Cham bers, City of Bowling Green, located at 104 East Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida. The public is invited to attend. Pursuant to the provisions of the Amer icans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in t his workshop is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours-before the workshop by contacting: Mr. Jerry Con erly, City Manager, City of Bowling Green (863) 375-2255 or by e-mail at: jconerly@bowl inggreenfl.org. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800) 955-8770 (Voice). 1:30c NOTICE The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners areaccepting applications for persons interested in serving onthe Parks & Recreation Board. For more information re garding this board please contact Sandy Meeks in theCounty Manager’s Office at 863-773-9430, 412 W. OrangeStreet, Room 103, Wauchula, FL 33873. Applications are available on the county’s websitewww.hardeecounty.net or at the County Manager’s Office, 412 West Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida. Rick Knight, Chairman 1:30c Q: IQ: Can you tell me what Mark Steines has been up tolately? I miss seeing him everynight on "Entertainment To-night." —Sara G., via email A: Instead of seeing Mark every night, now you can seehim for two hours each morning.Along with Cristina Ferrare,Mark co-hosts the HallmarkChannel's "Home and FamilyShow" every weekday morningfrom 10e/9c. I spoke with Markrecently about his new hostinggig, and he said he's having sucha great time on his new show thatit doesn't even feel like work.According to Mark: "I workedwith 'ET' for 17 years, and I wasnever this close to people therebecause it's just such a big oper ation, and you feel like you getlost in it. This is a small showwith a big heart. And Hallmarkbelieves in us. We're the corner stone of their daytime program ming, and I love it." And each day Mark is eager to discover what that day's showwill bring. "I used to have to goto the stars, now they come tome. And our show isn't reallystar-based, in that regard. Butwhen they do come on, we try tounmask that celebrity. We takethem into the kitchen with us orwe'll do a DIY project with them.We'll build something. We'llmake something. It's alwayswhat I really wanted to do withcelebrities, to see the other sideof them. That's what I like aboutthis show." Q: My sister-in-law told me that Laura Linney recentlyhad a baby; I didn't even knowshe was pregnant! —Janie F., via email A: Aside from Laura's closest friends and family, no one knew.Laura and hubby Marc Schauerwelcomed a baby boy namedBennett on Jan. 8. It was the 49-year-old actress's first child, andalso the best kept secret of 2013.Since this past summer, she haskept a low pro file, and neverpresented anopportunity tobe pho tographed witha baby bump.Congrats to thenew parents,and bravo forbe able to keep this special timeto yourselves! Q: This season of "Justified" has just been super so far. Canyou tell me if it has been re newed for a sixth season yet? —Kyle L., Baltimore, Md. A: The hit FX show indeed has already been renewed for an other season; however, its sixthseason will be its last. Accordingto FX Networks' CEO JohnLandgraf, the decision had noth ing to do with the show havinglow ratings or lack of critical ac claim. The decision was made byshowrunner Graham Yost andstar Timothy Olyphant, as Land graf explained at the TelevisionCritics Association press tour:"We talked about it a year ago,and [Graham and Timothy] feltthat the arc of the show and whatthey had to say would be servedby six seasons instead of seven,and I regretfully accepted theirdecision."Write to Cindy at King FeaturesWeekly Service, P.O. Box536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her at letters@-cindyelavsky.com. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Celebrity Extra By Cindy Elavsky Words To Live By A Daily ThoughtTHURSDAY Let’s take a good look at theway we’re living and reorderour lives under God. Let’s liftour hearts and hands at oneand the same time, prayingto God in heaven.Lamentations 3:40-41a (ME) F F R R I I D D A A Y Y The farmer, looking for theprecious crop his land mayyield, can only wait in pa tience until the autumn andspring rains have fallen. You,too, must be patient andstout-hearted, for the comingof the Lord Jesus is near.James 5:7b-8 (NEB) S S A A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y The angel told Abraham, “Iwill bless you richly. I willmultiply your descendantsinto countless millions, likethe stars of the sky and thesand on the seashore.”Genesis 22:17 (NLT) S S U U N N D D A A Y Y Wherever your treasures are,there your hearts andthoughts also will be. Be pre pared — all dressed up andready — for the Lord’s return.… So be ready all the time.For I, the Messiah (Christ) willcome when you least expectit.”Luke 12:34a-35,40 (TLB) M M O O N N D D A A Y Y The Lord Almighty is the Oneyou are to regard as holy. Heis the One you are to fear (re vere). He is the One you areto dread (respect). And Hewill be a sanctuary for you.Isaiah 8:13-14a (NIV) T T U U E E S S D D A A Y Y Because, whatever you do,eating or drinking, or any thing else, everything shouldbe done to bring glory toGod.I Corinthians 10:31 (PME) W W E E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y I wait for the Lord to help me,and I trust His word. I wait forthe Lord alone to help me.Psalm 130:5-6a (NCV)I All verses are excerpted fromThe Holy Bible: (KJV) KingJames Version; (ME) TheMessage; (NCV) New Cen-tury Version; (NEB) New Eng lish Bible; (NIV) NewInternational Version; (NLT)New Living Translation (RSV)Revised Standard Version;(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-lish; and (TLB) The LivingBible. HARDEE COUNTY KIDS NEED HARDEE COUNTY HELP!Ease a dependent child’sway through the court sys tem. Volunteer to be aGuardian Ad Litem.773-2505(If office unattended, please leavemessage.)



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The Herald-Advocate H ardee Countys Hometown Coverage 114th Year, No. 9 3 S ections, 28 Pages 70 P lus 5 Sales Tax Thursday, January 30, 2014 SUBSCRIBE ONLINE AT THEHERALD ADVOCATE .COM Meth Cooker G ets 4 Years . Story 7A PPD Cover-Art D eadline Feb. 5 . Details 8A FINR Vs. County Dismissed C rash Claims Woman, 28 4th Fatality In 4 Weeks WEATHER D ATE HIGH LOW RAIN 01/2260340.00 0 1/2366290.00 01/2464410.00 01/2571420.00 01/2665480.08 01/2781560.00 01/2882530.00 TOTAL Rainfall to 01/28/2014 1.11 Sa me period last year 0.23 Ten Year Average 47.79 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center INDEX C lassifieds.....................6B Community Calendar....6A Courthouse Report.......8C Crime Blotter.................7C Crossword Puzzle.........8A Entertainment...............5C Hardee Living................2B Obituaries......................4A Puzzles..........................5C School Lunch Menus...6A Solunar Forecast..........4B By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate A $38 million lawsuit against Hardee County was dismissed on Monday. The lawsuit against the county by Florida Institute for Neuro logic Rehabilitation, a special ized facility off Van-dolah Road for the treatment of people who have suffered traumatic brain in juries, alleged a resolution al lowing mining within 150 feet of its property line was detri mental to its patients. The countys motion to dis miss, approved by Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle of the Hardee Circuit Court, was with preju dice, meaning the suit cannot be refiled on the same issue. In its lawsuit, FINR II Inc., the parent company of the facility, alleged violation of the state Bert Harris Act, which protects landowners from government decisions which affect an indi viduals property and its values. The court ruled that the Bert Harris Act, State Statue 70.001, was not applicable in this case as FINR did not own the property for which a setback waiver was granted. Issues FINR was among properties along the Vandolah Road corridor which received a new desig nation in 2007 under the countys Land Use Plan as a Rural Center, and that pro vided a quarter-mile setback from its property line to protect it. About five years later, the Hardee County Commission ap proved a resolution to waive that setback. FINR alleges an appraisal shows the value of its property dropped from $41.9 million to $3.6 million. It asked the county to reimburse it for the $38.3 mil lion difference. Another issue is administra tive. Can the county arbitrarily, by resolution, change its own rules and regulations without an ordinance change to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, and, if so, is the county responsible for losses a resident may suffer because of its decisions? Background/FINR Once known as New Medico, the 871.74-acre property underwent an ownership change in 1986. Over time, the FINR facil ity grew to include 25 buildings, with 238 beds and 600 jobs. The facility provides residential care for patients injured in swimming, vehicle and other ac cidents, falls, strokes or other brain-injury events. There are often mental and emotional overlays due to the injuries. FINR provides long-term care with medical, vocational, re training and behavioral health care for adults and children. Its property includes a 25-bed hospital, pediatric center, rehabilita tion therapy of various modes, and cottages for its unique pa tients from all over the state, nation and world. About 2005, FINR began plans for expansion to increase the hospital to 200 beds and add three more 12-bed resident cabins, a 200-room hotel, commercial development including a gas station, and multi-family units for staff and visiting families. To complete its plan, FINR applied to the county to change the Future Land Use of the countys Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The county adopted Ordinance 2007-14, creating the Vandolah Rural Center designation of mixed use development for the Vandolah corridor, in cluding FINR, serviced by the Vandolah Wastewater Plant. Part of the Rural Center des ignation included a one-quarter mile, or 1,350-foot, setback from uses on adjoining property. At the time, the properties sur rounding FINR were desigSee FINR2A By MARIA TRUJILLO Of The Herald-Advocate A 28-year-old woman lost her life on Thursday after the vehicle she was driving crossed the center line and struck a tractortrailer. The 49-year-old driver of the 1999 Freightliner semi-truck was wearing a seatbelt and was uninjured, said Florida Highway Patrol crash investigator Tpr. Patrick Roberts and homi cide investigator Cpl. Ronnie Highsmith. Carol Ann Maherg of Punta Gorda was not wearing a seat belt, and died, the FHP said. The call for the accident on U.S. 17 and Fish Branch Road was received by the FHP at 4:17 p.m. In their report, Roberts and Highsmith said Maherg was driving a 2013 Chevrolet twodoor southbound on U.S. 17. Meanwhile, Jose A. BermudezRomero, of Hialeah, was traveling north on U.S. 17 in his semi. For an unknown reason, Mahe rg drove left of the roads cen ter line and into the northbound lane of U.S. 17. In an attempt to avoid hitting the Chevy, Bermudez-Romero steered to the right, the FHP said. The front of Mahergs vehicle then collided with the rear tan dem axles of the semis trailer, causing the axles to separate from the trailer. The crash report goes on to say that the Chevy came to a final resting position south of Fish Branch Road, facing south in the southbound lane. The semi continued traveling north, then went off the pavement and came to a final stop on the west shoulder. There are no charges. Maherg becomes the fourth person to die on Hardee County roadways since the start of the new year, a period of only four weeks. There were five traffic fatalities in this county in all of 2013. By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate Any Bowling Green resident interested in running for its com mission has until Friday to make his or her wishes known. Friday at 4 p.m. is the dead line for filing an application to fill a vacancy on the commission resulting from the recent resig nation of Randy Mink. Q ualifying was all this week. By Wednesday morning, there was one candidate, Steven Spinks, who lives at U.S. 17 and Banana Street. There only a few require ments to run for office in Bowling Green. Commission seats are at-large, meaning open to a ny resident living within the city limits for at least six months. A candidate must be a registered voter at least 18 years old. The candidate must open a campaign account at a bank, and from it pay the $40 fees which accompany the completed appli c ation, a simple form describing qualifications. The fees include the $30 voter assessment fee and a $10 city fee. The city election will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18, with the usual 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. voting hours. File Now For Open BG Seat By MARIA TRUJILLO Of The Herald-Advocate Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well, Aristotle. School employees work hard to help students succeed in life. Because of this, a few of them were honored on Thursday at the 2014 Recognition Banquet that feted top teachers and school-re lated personnel from each school and district worksite in Hardee County. Two of the honored employees came away with the highest, district-level awards. Mary Lynne Driskell, Wauchula Elementary, was selected as District Teacher of the Year. Donnie Dyal, North Wauchula Elementary, was named District School-Related Employee of the Year. Others recognized as Teacher of the Year at their schools were Jodie Skitka DeLoach, Carey Crawford, Judy Dyal, Kimberly Islas, Keith Weems and Jerrod Buddy Martin. Re ceiving School-Related Personnel of the Year for their worksites were Nancy Coronado, Bunny Faulkner, Natalie Michelle Brown, Amparo Islas, Wendy Mayer, Maria DeAnda, Danny Westberry, Scott Sanders and Thomas David Green. The evening started with Superintendent David Dura-stanti welcoming the crowd and introducing the master of ceremonies for the evening, School Board Chairman Thomas Tre-vino. Chief Master Sgt. Robert Bob Waltich then announced his Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Color Guard members as they pre sented the flags. Under the com mand of Cadet 1st Lt. Selena Macias were Cadet 2nd Lt. Paul Hernandez, Cadet Sgt. Kirsten Ramirez and Cadet Staff Sgts. Jose Sanchez and Ryan Ham. Cleston Sanders, National Honor Society president, led the group in the Pledge of See EMPLOYEES 2A PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO D istrict School-Related Employee of the Year Donnie Dyal and District Teacher of the Year Mary Lynne Driskell are flanked by (left) Deputy Superintendent Bob Shayman and (right) Schools Superintendent David Durastanti. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO T hese brave young men will make a fun and fabulous transformation Saturday night when they take to the stage as contestants in the Miss Project Graduation Pageant. This years theme is Vegas Nights, and only one can capture the coveted crown. Competing are (front, from left) Tristan Montgomery, David Velasquez, Yuma Ortiz, Javier Valdez, Kevin Borjas, Jacob Bolin, Marco Ehrenkaufer and Cleston Sanders; (back) Taylor Hodges, Eric Klein, Luke Winter, Brandon Beatty and Sam Eriksen. Not pictured are Armando Alamia and Sergio Jimenez. The show begins at 7 in the Agri-Civic Center, with doors opening at 6. Tickets are $5, with money raised going to provide a safe, alcoholand drug-free graduation celebration for Hardee Senior High Schools Class of 2014. For more on the event, see 5A. PAGEANT PARODY School District Honors Employees Of Year

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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 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Sportsmen Fund Banquet w ill be held Friday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Bartow Civic Center. Tickets are $50 for individuals and $75 for couples. For tickets call Rhonda at 863-698-3163 or Lamar at Hals Gun Shop at 863-5339563. The Sportsmen Fund sponsors free hunts and fishing trips for wounded American soldiers. Painting contractor Donald Thomas is one of the directors of the group. There have been hunts for turkeys, dove, alligators, hogs, plus fishing trips to Pine Island. Supporters are building a permanent camp on the Prairie Tract on the Kissimmee River east of Lake Wales. There is a pavilion and summer kitchen. A bunkhouse and sporting clays shooting stations will be built soon. Its time to buy Girl Scout Cookies again. Jessica Morris, a 2012 Hardee High School graduate, has set the local standard by selling over 6,000 boxes of cookies in the past, earning the bronze, silver and gold awards. She plans to be a pediatrician specializing in deaf and hearingimpaired children. Kentucky hunters killed 20 bears in the 2013 hunting season. Tennessee hunters killed at least 118 sandhill cranes during the states first season which ended Jan. 1. The state issued 1,200 harvest tags for sandhill cranes, which would have been a 10 percent harvest. The annual Wauchula Kiwanis Club sporting clays shoot will be held Saturday morning at Four Square off Hwy. 70 between Arcadia and Lake Placid. The cost to shoot is $50. Contact Wauchula State Bank by Friday morning to sign up to shoot, says Bobby Hanchey. This weeks word lesson is elocution, which means a persons manner of speaking or reading aloud in public; the study and practice of oral delivery, including voice and gesture. Congratulations to the Florida Gator mens basketball team, which has achieved a No. 3 national ranking. This is salve for Gator fans after the football team went 4-8 and to the Toilet Bowl while rival FSU won the NCAA football title with a last-minute win over Auburn. When asked how he was doing, the late Hardee Tax Collector Cutis Ezelle used to say, On top of the world. When asked, Bowling Green Postmaster Dee Williams-Tatis says, Blessed and thankful. The football season will finally be over Sunday when Denver plays Seattle in Super Bowl 48. I have watched nearly all of them on TV. Beloved Florida author Patrick Smith, 87, who penned one of Americas most enduring novels, A Land Remembered, passed away Sunday. A Land Remembered is a sweeping saga of a Florida pioneer family. Smith was heralded for its unique voice, rich language and evocative writing that told in great, exquisite detail the natural beauty of undeveloped Florida and the staggering challenges facing Florida pioneers. Smith, a three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, had written an earlier novel, Angel City, which revolved around Floridas migrant farm workers, that became a movie in 1980. He and his wife, Iris, moved from Mississippi to Merritt Island in 1966, and Smith took a job as a public relations director for Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College). He wrote in his spare time, beginning with The River is Home. Other works include Allapattah and Forever Island. In 2012 he received the Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for writing, and in 1999 he was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. In 2002 he received the Florida Historical Societys Greatest Living Floridian Award. Gov. Rick Scott recently paid a personal visit to Smith, at which time he presented the author with the Great Floridian award. Smith visited Hardee County several times, including a speech at Pioneer Park for the 2000 annual meeting of the Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association and a book signing at the Hardee County Library. He wrote exclusive articles for The Herald-Advocate special sections on the cattle industry in 2003 and the dairy industry in 2012. The Herald-Advocate H ardee Countys Hometown Coverage EMPLOYEESContinued From 1A FINRContinued From 1A Allegiance. Rachel Burton, of t he Hardee Senior High varsity choir, sang the National An them. Kole Robertson, chaplain of the Hardee chapter of the Future Farmers of America, gave the invocation. All attending were served a dinner provided by the high schools Culinary Operations class and the 4-H Foundation. National Honor Society mem bers were there to set-up, serve and clean-up the meals. Plaques and praise were then given to school employees. Driskell teaches first graders at WES. She said it was quite an honor to just be nominated for this award and winning. Driskell said this year has been one of the greatest in her life. She then shared her favorite moment: when she sees the twinkle in her students eyes when they finally learn to read. She says she still gets goose bumps when that happens. See EMPLOYEES 3A nated A-1 (Agriculture) and w ere being used for citrus and other agricultural activities. Background/CF CF Industries had been min ing in Hardee County since 1978 and purchased the property ad joining FINR in 1999. It lay vacant until August 2010, when CF began seeking mining per mits. In July 2011, CF ap-plied to the county for a Major Special Exception, including a waiver of the quarter-mile setback. Meanwhile, FINR had sued the state Department of Environmental Protection in March 2012, challenging its approval of the CF Industries mining permit, alleging mining berms would keep surface water from flowing naturally across FINR property. An administrative law judge said the quarter-mile set back was a county issue and the county should enforce its own setbacks. In May 2012, the Central Florida Regional Planning Council approved the CF Min ing South Pasture Mine Exten sion with 62 conditions for protections of wildlife, historical or archaeological sites, mitigating wetlands, groundwater and soil monitoring, and reclama tion. The Planning Council for warded its recommendations to the Hardee County Commission. Of the 7,513 acres in the proposed mine extension, there would be 1,095 left undisturbed, most of them portions of the 1,928 acres of wetlands on that property. Following six hours of testi mony at its first hearing in Au gust 2012, the commission and Planning & Zoning Board con tinued their joint meetings until Sept. 13 and again to Sept. 21. CF said not allowing mining in the 1,350-foot setback would take away its right to mine 657 acres. FINR said to waive the setback would place all its property and residents at risk. The P&Z Board recom mended denial of the proposed waiver. Mike Thompson, then chairman of the P&Z Board, said these issues should have been resolved when the Rural Center designation was incorpo rated into the Land Use Plan in 2007. He was among seven members of the board to vote against the proposal, with Oscar Ortiz the only member voting in favor of it. The County Commission approved the setback waiver on a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner Rick Knight dissenting. Commissioners Minor Bryant, Dale Johnson, Sue Birge and Grady Johnson approved it, with a stip ulation for a 10-foot berm of trees and bamboo and increasing it to 15 feet along the diagonal line closest to FINRs buildings. CF said it would pay the county up to $2 million in legal fees if the action was appealed. The approved Resolution 1221 allows CF to mine within 150 feet to the west and north of the FINR property and within 207 feet to the east of it. CF volun tarily said it would limit mining to within 520 feet of CR 663 (Ona-Fort Green Road) to eliminate interference with planned industrial development there. The waiver also allowed a portion of Troublesome Creek to be diverted to a re-route ditch before being returned to its historical flows after mining was completed.

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January 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3A PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLO T hese helpers were busy making up the meals so they could then be served to the honored employees and their guests. This Bowling Green Elementary group was there to cheer on their co-workers, Bu nny Faulkner and Carey Crawford. Superintendent David Durastanti and his wife, Betty, were among those seated at the head table. This table was full of people there to support Hardee Junior High Teacher of the Year Keith Weems (second from right), including Principal Doug Herron and Assistant Principal Beverly Cornelius. 1552 This group was in full support of School-Related Employee of the Year Michelle Brown (second from left). School-Related Employee of the Year Maria DeAnda (fourth from right) celebrated the night with her family. The 2014 School-Related Personnel of the Year are (front, from left) Bunny Faulkner at Bowling Green Elementary, Amparo Islas from Hilltop Elementary, Michelle Brown from Wauchula Elementary, Nancy Coronado from Zolfo Springs Elementary and Maria DeAnda from Hardee Senior High; (back) Donnie Dyal from North Wauchula Elementary, David Green from the District Office, Danny Westberry from Educational Facilities, Scott Sanders from the Transportation Department and Wendy Mayer from Hardee Junior High. The 2014 Teachers of the Year are (front, from left) Judy Dyal from Nort h Wauchula Elementary, Kimberly Islas from Hilltop Elementary and Carey Crawford from Bowling Green Elementary; (back) Keith Weems from Hardee Junior High, Jodie DeLoach from Zolfo Springs Elementary, Buddy Martin from Hardee Senior High and Mary Lynne Driskell from Wauchula Elementary. EMPLOYEESContinued From 2A Driskell has been employed by t he school district for 26 years, five were spent as a guidance counselor. She is an HHS graduate and attended Florida Southern College and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. Driskell then enrolled in the University of Sarasota and earned a Masters Degree in school counseling. Throughout her career she has served as grade team chair, on the School Advisory Council, as a mentor teacher, direct ing teacher and on leadership teams. Dyal has been a paraprofes sional at NWE for the past four years. When his name was an nounced, he said he never ex pected to be up on the stage once, let alone twice. Dyal thanked his wife and family and also Dale Wolgast, former assis tant principal at NWE. He says Wolgast asked him to go work at the school after he was out of work. Dyal says Wol gast sent him to be fingerprinted and drug tested before he was even able to change his mind. When a position became avail able, Dyal responded with an I guess, when asked if he would like the spot. Dyal ended by thanking the Lord, and said, To hear what the Lord has for you, you have to be aware that He is there. Dyal graduated from HHS and then attended Mercer University and Florida Southern College. He leads a group instruction tutoring program after school for students in need, has early bus duty and also recess duty, which allows students to have daily recess. His wife, teacher Judy Dyal, also was honored that night. Others recognized as Teacher of the Year at their schools were: Springs Elementary. She has been a teacher in the district for five years and currently teaches fourth grade. ling Green Elementary. She has been teaching for seven and a half years in Hardee and is curre ntly teaching second grade. has been a teacher at the school for 40 years and is currently teaching first graders. Elementary. She has been a teacher in the Hardee district for seven and a half years and teaches fifth grade. Her mother was also honored. Junior High. He has been teaching in the district for 16 years and is now an eighth-grade American history and reading teacher. is in his sixth year, and is the physical education teacher and the Varsity football coach. School-Related Personnel of the year at their worksites were: She works as part of the custo dial staff and has worked at the school for seven years. She has worked for the district for 10 years and currently works with fifth graders as a parapro fessional. She has worked in the district for 26 years in the Pre-kinder garten Migrant Program. has been with the district for 23 years and is a data clerk. has worked for 14 years in the district and is currently a para professional. She has worked in the district for 14 years and now works as part of the custodial staff. Educational Facilities Department. He has worked with the district for eight and a half years and works maintenance. portation Department. He is in his ninth year of working in the district and serves as a me chanic. Office. He has worked for 24 years in the district and is now a systems manager.

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4A The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 Obituaries In Memory BR ENDA J. KILPATRICK Brenda J. Kilpatrick, 72, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Bartow of heart failure. Brenda was born Feb. 15, 1941 in Knoxville, Tenn., and moved to Fort Meade from Wauchula in 1960 soon after she married. She was a 1958 graduate of Hardee High School and went on to attend the University of South Florida in Tampa. Brenda worked for the Flor-ida Department of Transpor-tation in Bartow for 33 years, retiring as the assistant manager for the Human Re-sources Department. She was a longtime mem ber of the First Baptist Church, Fort Meade where she was a Sunday School teacher and Adult Choir member. Brenda had a very outgoing personality, loved to be around people and never met a stranger. In her spare time, Brenda loved to play the piano, and during her younger years, she was a concert pi anist. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Loyd and Jessie Gas Jarnigan; and husband, Dozier Darrell Kilpatrick. She is survived by her son, Christopher D. Kilpatrick of Titusville; one daughter, Kim berly Ann Kilpatrick of Fort Meade; one brother, Richard Jarnigan of Palm Coast; and three grandchildren, Joey Kil patrick, Jacob Kilpatrick and Caleb Kil-patrick. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at the First Baptist Church, 307 E. Broadway, Fort Meade. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Kenny Slay officiating. Int-erment will follow in Ever-green Cemetery, Fort Meade. Condolences may be sent to the family at hancockfh.com. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade In Memory S ANTOS ALAMIA Santos Alamia, 71, of Bowling Green, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at his home. He was born Jan. 31, 1942, in Weslaco, Texas, and moved to Hardee County in 1969. Santos was a crew leader for many years and worked for Ronald Moye. He loved to gather with family and was a loving father and grandfather. Santos is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret Alamia; his parents, Salome and Paula Silva Alamia; two daughters, Elida and Josie Alamia; two brothers, Felix and Jessie Alamia; three sis ters, Josephine Rodriguez, Lupe Moscoro and Eustolia Torres; and two grandsons, Eric Martinez and Tony Es cobedo. He is survived by four sons, Santos Alamia Jr., Sam-uel Alamia, Saul Alamia and San tiago Benny Alamia and wife Mary, all of Bowling Green; four daughters, Sylvia Martinez and husband Eraclio of Bowling Green, Sandra Escobedo and husband Juan of Bowling Green, Dianna Murillo and husband Rodrigo of Sebring and Sophia Garcia and husband Jose of Zolfo Springs; three brothers, Juan Alamia, Soloman Alamia and Lionel Losolla; 27 grandchil dren and 21 great-grandchil dren. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Ponger-Kays Grady Funeral Home located at 404 W. Palmetto St. in Wauchula. Services were at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in the Chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home. Com-mittal Service and burial followed at Wauchula Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula In Memory C LINTON "MONROE" POLK SR. Clinton "Monroe" Polk Sr., 80, of Fort Meade passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at the Good Shepherd For-sythe Hospice House in Au-burn dale from cancer. He was born in 1933 as a native of Wauchula. In 1952, he played as Center for the Hardee County Wildcats for the graduating class in Wauchula. Monroe moved to Fort Meade in 1958 and opened the Fort Meade NAPA Store with his wife Mary. He was a Korean War Veteran and served three years as a Bat talion Parts Clerk for the Army Third Armored Division. Monroe was very active in the Fort Meade Commu nity. He was a member and Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Fort Meade and was a past officer for the Fort Meade Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. Monroe was also very in volved in the Fort Meade School System by participating in the Parents Teacher As sociation and often volunteered to work the high school concessions and numerous other school functions. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fish ing. A loving husband, father and grandfather he will be dearly missed. Monroe was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Lola Polk of Wauchula and is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Camp Polk of Fort Meade; one son, Clint M. Polk Jr. of Fort Meade; one daughter, Barbara Jane Davis and husband Joey of Clarksville, Ga.; four grand children, Bethany, Naomi and Hannah Davis of Clarks-ville, Ga., and Michael Polk of Fort Meade; and one brother, Free man Polk and wife Gwen of Zephyrhills. A visitation was held on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the McLean Funeral Home located at 306 E. Broadway, Fort Meade, FL 33841. Funeral Services were conducted on Wednes-day, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. at the McLean Funeral Home. Burial services followed immedi ately at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Meade. Condolences may be sent to the family at mcleanfuneralhome.net McLean Funeral Home Fort Meade INFORMATION R oundup Caregivers Get T raining Times The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of The Alzheimers Association is holding a se ries of free caregiver training sessions at the Hardee County Library, Courthouse Annex II, 315 N. Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17 and Oak St.), Wauchula. The three training ses sions, Feb. 5, 12 and 19, are each from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 863-385-3444 or email canalesc@alzflgulf.org., or call the library at 863-6993705. New Furniture For Less New Furniture For Less Support Local Economy Support Local Economy Mattress SALE Highpoint Furniture(across from Home Depot)3 38 82 2-0 06 60 00 0 For Gold! Instant DeliveryNO HIGH PRESSURE SALESMAN! *Items may not be s imilar to pictures. 1:30c 1:30nc 1:30c 1:30,2:6p In Memory LA UDY C. L.C. LAWRENCE Laudy C. L.C. Lawrence, age 57, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Sebring. He was born on Dec. 27, 1956, in Bartow. L.C. was a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Florida Cowboys Association. He attended Lake land Christian School. L.C. enjoyed hunting and fishing and being outdoors and he es pecially loved spending time with his family. He is survived by two sisters, Linda Brown of Sevierville, Tennessee and Kathy and Randy Wilson of Al-bu querque, N.M.; two brothers, Mike and Glenda Law-rence of Wauchula and Tim and Debbie Lawrence of Lake Placid. He is also survived by step-brothers and sister: Mike, Jim, Trish and Bill; and his life-long friend, Glen Scheipsmeier. A Celebration of Life will be held for L.C. at his home at Nieberts Fish Camp on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, beginning at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made in his memory to the charity of your choice. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring

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January 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5A COURTESY PHOTO B and student Lawrence Matos, an eighth grader at Hardee Junior High School, recently traveled to Tampa to par ticipate in the All-State Middle School Honors Band. He was nominated by his band director, Shayla Bryan, and then selected from students throughout Florida to participate in this special event. The group rehearsed for two days and then performed a concert. Lawrence, who plays the trumpet, is shown above with Bryan. TOP TRUMPETER By MARIA TRUJILLO Of The Herald-Advocate Get ready for a night filled with sequins, feather boas and Elvis. On Saturday, Miss Project Graduation will transform the Agri-Civic Center into Las Vegas. The theme for the pageant where anything can happen is Vegas Nights. There are 14 senior boys set to transform them selves into the best-looking young ladies they can become. For some, that may require a lot of makeup! All will be competing to be the most fabulous and earn the title Miss Project Graduation 2014. Two of the past years w inners will come back to help throughout the night and crown this years winners. Kalob Rickett, Miss Project Graduation 2013, will reprise his role as TV reality personality Honey Boo Boo and Will Ben nett, 2013 first runner-up, will return as Katy Perry. Organizer Tammy Rhodes says others impersonating fa mous singers include Carl Bryan as Elvis, Joey and Missy Kirkland as Jason Aldean and Katy Perry, Caylah Dixon as Dolly Parton and Larry McCandless as Jimmy Buffet. These local talents will not only be performing on the night of the pageant, they will also be j udging the girls and deciding who will take home the sash and crown. In order to raise even more money, a baked goods auction will be held during intervals in which the boys will be making their transformations. Fourteen cakes will be up for auction, and only the highest bidders will be lucky enough to take one or more of the desserts home. Boys participating in this pageant are Armando Alamia, Brandon Beatty, Jacob Bolin, Kevin Borjas, Marco Ehrenkaufer, Sam Eriksen, Taylor Hodges, Sergio Jimenez, Eric Klein, Tristan Montgomery, Yuma Ortiz, Cleston Sanders, J avier Valdez, David Velasquez and Luke Winter. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door at the Agri-Civic Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. on Saturday and the pro gram will begin at 7 p.m. All of the money raised on the night will go toward giving the seniors their free Project Graduation trip. The goal is for all the teens to enjoy a safe, alcohol-free and drug-free graduation celebration. So, get ready for a great night and Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada! Project Graduation Goes Vegas The Herald-Advocate Hardee Countys Hometown Coverage www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com In Service at New Vision Worship Center Anthony is a LOCAL boy who travels with his team, Power Unlimited to schools and churches across the U.S. and Canada sharing his message. His personal achieved suc character shaping message. Anthony BeckhamAccomplished Competitive Body Builder and Motivational Speaker NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US AMERIBANK C/O PENDER NEWKIRK CUSTODIAN F/B/O TC 10L, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said cer tificate 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.: 1233 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2010 Parcel ID Number: 09-33-26-0000-40010-0000 Description of Property: 160 AC MINERAL RIGHTS NW/4-AS TO 1/2 INT DC-639P258P259 639P 281 (N/T) 644P545-552 (PRO-252 003CP000050DCJR) DC-645P47 (DECJR) 647P636 AMEND L/A-647P 636 (PRO-252003CP 000011 (MC) SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: ESTATE OF DOYLE CARL TON AND MILDRED CARLTON C/O DOYLE E. CARLTON, III 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 5 TH day of MARCH, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 28 th day 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.: 252013TD041XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 1:30-2:20c NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PENDER NEWKIRK CUSTODIAN F/B/O TC 10U, LLC, 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.: 297 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2010 Parcel ID Number: 17-33-25-0000-06670-0000 Description of Property: .61 AC THAT PART OF NE1/4 OF NE1/4 E OF RR LESS TO FLOOK 17 33S 25E 142P366 DC-504P114 (JDH) 683P550 687P420 APP-702P1422 702P1424 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: WILLIAM L. MANFUL 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 5 TH day of MARCH, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 28 th day 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.: 252013TD053XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 1:30-2:20c

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6A The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 Dear Editor: S ince Trista and Ryan Sutter from the Bachelorette is cele brating 10 years of marriage, I decided to go down memory lane myself concerning Hur-ri cane Charley. Ten years sure came by fast. The 13 days we had no electricity after Charley blew in seemed like an eternity. We had meals coming through River Chase apartments and First Baptist Church on Main Street given by the Red Cross. A church also do nated a nice meal at the Court house during the ordeal. W e did not go without, which was a total blessing. I did not go to the shelter since I do not think anyone knew what to expect, plus the storm was planning on heading to Tampa when lastminute wind changes allowed Charley to enter in at Punta Gorda. It came in with a force up through Hwy. 17 into Arcadia and Wauchula and went along all the way up north. The Turner Center in Arcadia had to be evacuated because the roof caved in. Letter To The Editor Wauchula Resident Recalls H urricane Charley of 2004 As for my personal story, I saw the roof fly off my apartment on the sides and front as if they were paper. I put my head under the cushion like they tell you. If I was in the back bedroom lying on my bed, I would have gotten killed! The impact caused the small attic door to come down on my bed. Guess it was not time for me to go, as the saying goes. I had just broken my wrist two weeks prior to Charley, and I was not supposed to get it wet as gan grene could set in so I had to wrap a plastic bag around the cast. I also had to go back to the doctor the next couple days be cause it did get wet anyway. I had a neighbor take me to Se bring, and they were giving Army rations, clothes and different items (personal hygiene and water) away at the church right past Charley Creek. Some neighbors had genera tors. I had candles and flash lights. I feel it bonded us neighbors because it was too hot to stay inside and some were cooking on grills outside. I went and investigated the damage afterwards. Oh my, what devastation. Huge old trees down all over. Roads blocked. Trailers has trees on them. Forest Glade apartments down from St. Micheals Church had to be evacuated as the roofs caved in, and the handicapped/elderly lost everything. They were trans ported in a school bus to the old Junior High on Florida Avenue. We lost an apartment roof which was good because that apartment was the only apart ment that had to be evacuated at River Chase. We had trees down and a little flooding on the road. Porches and roofs aluminum were damaged, but thank Jesus that no major damage was done to River Chase apartments, at the end of E. Oak Street. I remember waiting in line for gas, blue tarps and the FEMA coming and helping people! Charleys memories are here to stay and will never be forgotten in my book! Connie Lee Rowe Wauchula 1:30c Join Rabbi Messer and W auchula ICTS Community o or r Joyce Fulse 863-448-7049 J oanne Schock 863-781-5773 T T u u e e s s d d a a y y , F F e e b b r r u u a a r r y y 1 1 1 1 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m Wauchula Womens Center T eaching: For more information contact: MONDAY B)-800( Lunch: Tbtnfr B)-800( Lunch: W t tnfr B)-800( Lunch: THURSDAY B)-800( Lunch: FRIDAY B)-800( Lunch: MONDAY B)-800( Lunch: Tbtnfr B)-800( Lunch: W t tnfr B)-800( Lunch: JUNIOR HIGH EEE Whats For THURSDAY B)-800( Lunch: FRIDAY B)200( Lunch: MONDAY B)-800( Lunch: Tbtnfr B)-800( Lunch: W t tnfr B)-800( Lunch: THURSDAY B)-800( Lunch: FRIDAY B)-800( Lunch: Individual menus are subject to change. ES S 1. In 2012, Miguel Cabrera be came the first Tiger to have five consecutive years of 30 or more home runs. Which two De troit players had four such sea sons? 2. True or false: Hall of Fame shortstop Honus Wagner also was a major-league manager. 3. What was the first college football bowl game to feature teams ranked No. 1 and No. 2? ANSWERS 1. Hank Greenberg and Cecil Fielder. 2. True. He was 1-4 in five games for Pittsburgh in 1917. 3. In the 1962 season, No. 1 Southern Cal faced No. 2 Wis consin in the Rose Bowl. Sports Qu iz By Chris Richcreek 1:30c COMMUNITY C alendar !"# $!%& '( The Hardee Democratic W omens Club, Smokin Joes BBQ, 4040 U.S. 17 South, Bowling Green, executive committee meeting, 6, p.m., club re-organizational meeting, 7 p.m. MONDAY, FEB. 3 Wauchula City Commissi on, regular monthly work shop, City Hall, 225 E. Main St., Wauchula, 5 p.m. THURSDAY, FEB. 6 Hardee County Commi ssion, monthly morning meeting, Room 102, Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Or ange St., Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.

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January 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7A By CYNTHIA KRAHL Of The Herald-Advocate A man who admitted using his girlfriends 10-year-old daughter to help him cook methamphetamine has been sentenced to prison for four years. Lee Roy Fender Jr., 38, of 3456 Palmetto St., Zolfo Springs, appeared in Hardee Circuit Court on Tuesday of last week for what was scheduled as a status hearing on the charges against him. Fender had been arrested by the Hardee County Sheriffs Office last September on felony counts of neglect of a child and possession of methamphetamine and on a misdemeanor count for possession of narcotics equip ment. But rather than take the case to trial, he and defense attorney James Pyle entered a change of plea as the result of negotiations with Assistant State Attorney David Ward. Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle then sentenced Fender for his crimes. E zelle ordered Fender behind state bars for four years, allowing him credit for the 142 days he has served in the Hardee County Jail since his arrest. Fur ther, the judge assessed a total of $2,265 in fines, court fees and law enforcement ex-penses. According to sheriffs spokesman Maj. Randy Dey, Fender manufactured metham phetamine inside his home and in the presence of his girlfriends 4-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter. The children later were interviewed by the Child Protection Team in Bartow and, Det. An drew McGuckin wrote in his report, the girl described in great detail the ingredients and process to manufacture methamphetamine. The child was able to tell the adults how she helped Fender roll foil balls to put into the mix ture, a practice which initiates a chemical reaction that cooks the meth. McGuckin also noted the c hild then described how Fender and her mother would smoke the narcotic after the cooking process was complete, down to the details of how foil was folded and how a lighter was used to heat the drug to the smoking point. Maj. Dey pointed out that chemicals used in the cooking process and the fumes they emit a re toxic. He also noted meth labs are highly volatile, and are subject to explosions and fires. He said Fenders cooking activities placed the children in danger. While the meth lab allegations spanned a period running from January to June of 2012, the possession accusations came in September 2013. Dey said Dep. Cesar Medina was responding to a call con cerning a suspicious vehicle on Elm Street in Zolfo Springs when he saw Fender walk from the back of the car to the front, raising its hood as the deputy ap proached. Dey said Medina spotted a glass pipe under the car. Fender, he said, admitted to throwing it there when he spotted Medina. The pipe, Dey said, tested positive for methamphetamine. Man Cooks Meth With Child, 10 H e Is Sentenced To 4 Years In State Prison Fender COURTESY PHOTO E tta May will fill the Theatre for the Performing Arts in Avon Park with uproarious laughter. Etta May, the self-proclaimed Q ueen of Southern Sass, is com ing to the 2014 SFSC Matinee Series at South Florida State College. She will appear on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Theatre for the Performing Arts on the main campus in Avon Park. This comedienne keeps the laughs coming with hysterical stories about raising her family, getting older, and life in the South. She describes her com edy as being like Minnie Pearl with a migraine. May won the prestigious A merican Comedy Awards Stand-Up Comic of the Year and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Comic Strip Live, MTV, and as a guest commentator on CBS News Sunday Morning. May headlines the successful all-female Southern Fried Chicks Tour, selling out theatres all over the country. The Matinee Series season features performances on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. from January through March. Individual tickets for Etta M ay are $15, $18 and $21. Tick ets are available for purchase online at www.performances.south florida.edu or by calling the SFSC Box Office at (863) 7847178. SFSC Box Office hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tick-ets are also available by visiting the Box Of fice during business hours. The Box Office is located in front of the SFSC Theatre for the Per forming Arts, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park. Queen Of Southern S ass To Perform Concerned that legalizing m arijuana will jeopardize public safety; Floridas sheriffs have passed a resolution opposing the legalization of marijuana in this state. The Florida Sheriffs Association has announced the majority vote, stressing that the main priority of Floridas 67 sheriffs is to protect the safety of citizens. They believe that approving broad exceptions to current state and federal law to allow doctors to authorize use of marijuana for virtually any reason with little regulation will hurt children and families and lead to a lower quality of life for all. The dangers of marijuana have been well-documented in recent years, with increased crime and traffic accidents in states that have passed legisla tion legalizing marijuana, the Florida Sheriffs Association says. For example, of the 20 states with the highest driver acknowledgement of drugged driving, 15 were states that have passed legislation legalizing marijuana. The Los Angeles and Den-ver police departments have re ported significant increases in c rime since marijuana was legal ized in their respective states. FSAs opposition is driven by several factors. Among them: Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, defined as having a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use. Several major medical or ganizations including the American Medical Associ-ation, National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society have rejected smoked marijuana as medicine. want to see a repeat of the states earlier problems with prescrip tion drug abuse, which prompted new laws supported by the FSA to close loopholes, create new monitoring programs and put protocols in place to stop the abuse of prescription drugs such as Oxy-Contin. current ballot language pro poses, comes with significant dangers to Florida youth. The le galization of marijuana will make this drug more readily available and easier to obtain by t eens, as they would not need parental consent to get a physicians certification for mari juana. With no quality or dosage control, there is nothing in place to prevent these storefront marijuana dispensaries from selling to minors. States that have passed legislation legalizing marijuana have seen an increase of youth in possession of marijuana; in Colorado alone, the marijuana use rate among teens is 50 percent above the national average. there may be strains of mari juana that can provide relief for children with severe intractable seizures. This type of marijuana is high in CBD, a pain relieving and anti-convulsing component of marijuana, and contains minimal amounts of tetrahydro cannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient that produces a high. Sheriffs are concerned about manipulation of families in need if the production, distribution, monitoring and quality control are not well-defined and regu lated. 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8A The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 The Planning & Zoning Boa rd previously voted 4-0 to deny the request, with Don Chancey, Ralph Arce, Gordon Norris and Ann Wilson voting against the proposal. Roger Conley abstained from voting. County staff recommended approval after reviewing the data and analysis. The P&Z Board, however, sided with neighboring residents who came to its meeting and expressed concerns over increased traffic and water/ sewer issues if lines were extended through the park and tied into the county Wauchula Hills utility lines. No residents from the sur rounding Wauchula Hills com munity expressed any opposition to the project during the County Commission meet ing. Denny said a vegetative buffer would be placed around the property to separate the busi nesses from the existing homes bordering the park. He said the concerns over increased traffic in the area were not supported by evidence. Commissioner Johnson said the IDA purchased the property several years ago and felt the zoning change should have been handled then. The IDA should not have purchased property and assumed it would get a zoning change, he said. Denny said when the property was purchased should not be a factor when considering a zon ing change. Mike Thompson agreed with Denny, and asked what if a person owned property for several years and then decided to de velop it. That doesnt fit into the picture here, Thompson said. Thats ludicrous. Thompson went on to say he attended church in Wauchula Hills and talked to several residents and has not heard anyone c omplain about expanding the park. Colon Lambert said he agreed with Thompson. Lam-bert said he would vote based on the rules and did not want to see it be come a political decision. Sue Birge pointed out the park is in her district and she does not see what the problem is. I live less than a quartermile away from the park and I dont have a problem with it, she said. Chancey, chairman of the Planning & Zoning Board, ad dressed the commission and asked why the IDA did not pres ent the application before either board. He said the C/IBC zoning is a high-use zoning and should not be next to residential areas. Bill Lambert said the inten tions of the IDA have always been to improve the community and produce gainful employ ment opportunities for its resi dents. Hank Kuhlman told the commission he felt there was not proper analysis done on the project prior to the board making a decision. Gary Delatorre said he did not like limiting citizen com ments to three minutes. This is a meeting to listen to the pub lic, he said. I am disappointed the way this meeting is being run. Shawna Lambert said she works with underprivileged families in the community and thought having good jobs available within walking distance of Wauchula Hills would be a good thing. Bill Lambert expects it would take 12-18 months to have the road built, retention ponds dug and additional site work com pleted before the expansion would be ready for a tenant. By MICHAEL KELLY Of The Herald-Advocate The County Commission gave the 105-acre Hardee County Commerce Park expansion preliminary approval Thursday, but improper notice of the meetings date and loca tion will cause the zoning change process to start anew. A sign placed on the property by county staff notifying sur rounding property owners and nearby residents of the proposed zoning change did not list the place of the meeting or when it was occurring, which is not proper notification under Florida law and voids the decision. County Planner Kevin Denny said the request and ordinance will have to go back before the Planning & Zoning Board, which recommended commissioners deny the change, and two County Com-mission meetings before the ordinance could be passed. Denny expects the meetings to take place in March or April but does not have an exact date at this time. The Industrial Development Authority submitted the request to change the zoning on its prop erty immediately south of the existing park from Farm Resi dential and Multiple Family Residential to Commer-cial/In dustrial Business Center (C/IBC). The current Commerce Park is also zoned as C/IBC and is nearing capacity with only one available lot left, IDA Executive Director Bill Lambert said. If approved, the expansion would have 20 lots ranging in size from four to 11 acres. Thursday commissioners Sue Birge, Rick Knight, Colon Lam bert and Mike Thompson voted in favor of the change, with Grady Johnsons the lone vote against it. A Technicality Delays Com merce Park Expansion 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

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B The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, January 30 2014 PAGE ONE By MARISA GONZALEZ Sp ecial To The Herald-Advocate I chose to interview Maria Guadalupe Flores. Q: When were you born? A: I was born on Oct. 10, 1941. Q: Where were you born? A: I was born in Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico. Q: What story did your family always tell you? A: My family would always tell us beautiful stories. The story that I liked was Cinderella. I liked it because it made me sad and happy when Cinderella found her true love. Q: What chore did you absolutely hate doing when you were a child? Why? A: I absolutely hated cooking. They would put us to blend corn for tortillas and to cook food to eat. My chores that I enjoyed the most were milking cows, do horseback riding, sweeping and washing clothes in the river. We did not have a washer or dryer machine, or electricity. We would have to carry water in buckets from the river, and used it to drink and for personal use. Q: What was your favorite food when you were a child? Why? A: My favorite food when I was a child was cheese enchiladas. They were rolled tortillas with cheese, potatoes and onions. I liked the flavor of them with some hot sauce on top of them. Q: What was your least favorite transportation? Why? Your 10 Friends Will Never Let You Down! A: My least favorite transportation w as riding on a donkey; they dont obey like the horses do when you talk to them. My favorite transportation was horseback riding. I would visit my friends riding a horse, since we had no cars back then. Q: What were the first things you bought with your money when you were a child? Why? A: The first things that I bought with my own money were some shoes, dresses. I earned the money by making hay hats. Q: What were your favorite clothes to wear back then? Why? A: My favorite clothing was poodle skirts. They would make me feel like a princess. I also liked to wear horseback riding pants with a sombrero. Q: What was your best childhood memory? Why? A: My best childhood memory was when my Aunt Margarita invited me to the capital of the state of Guadalajara. She took me to a restaurant where for the first time I ate roast chicken. It was delicious! Then she took me to a hotel. Everything was fancy, shiny and colorful. I will never forget that she bought me some shoes and a dress. I felt like the princess in the story. Q: What was one of your favorite quotes? Why? A: My favorite quote was Never say I cant do it. My father had a book called The Ten Friends. It symbolized the 10 fingers of your hand. The theme of the book was never say I cant do it as long as youve got your friends. They will never let you down; work for it. So, I was inspired by that book. Q: What was the hardest thing you have ever experienced as a child? Why? A: When I saw my mom sick. She had a stroke. Four people took her, walking, in a bed (stretcher) to the nearest city. They walked two hours before they got to the city. I was only 12 years old and scared. Q: Did you come from another country? How long have you been livi ng in Wauchula? What was your experience here ? A: Yes, I am originated from Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico. After I got married, me and my husband moved to the United States. First we came to Weslaco, Texas, for three years. We used to migrate to Nebraska and Ohio to Michigan, and then back to Texas. In 1965, we migrated to Florida. Since then we have been living here and working in the fields for 35 years. When we arrived to Hardee County, here there was a lot of discrimination to the Black and Hispanic people. We were isolated from the whites. Blacks and Hispanics couldnt live in the same place or street, children even couldnt go to the same school. There was a store for the Hispanics and the Blacks, there was even a little movie theatre. This place used to be beside the place where the Chevrolet place is today, and the street was called New York. We nicknamed the place where we all lived and shopped Little Mexico. Q: What was the last experience that made you a stronger person? Why? A: When my husband died, I got in a deep depression for some time. I knew that it was up to me to become stronger and make more dedication to my children. At that time I had seven girls and one boy. The youngest were only 1 year ol d and 3 months old. Q: Have you ever had something happen to you that you thought was bad but turned out to be for the best? Why? A: My first four years when I came to the United States, it was very difficult. I was hoping for a better lifestyle but it turned out worse for some time. In Texas we had to use water from a canal that we carried in buckets. Those times were rough and difficult because we migrated to different states working in the fields. After the four years, we managed to settle and buy our own house in Florida and things began to change. Q: What was your favorite time of day/month/day or week? Why? A: My favorite time was when I was with my children, and the favorite day of the week was Sunday, because we went to the church to give thanks to the Lord for everything He gives us, and for rest. My favorite month was December, during Christmas, because I could gather with my family and we had a feast. 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 COURTESY PHOTOS Ma ria Guadalupe Flores, called Guadalupe, at 4 years of age. She is pictured with her two brothers, Alfonso and Ramiro. Guadalupe Flores brother Antonio with o ne of the familys horses. 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2B The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 Hardee Living Members of the Hardee 4-H Count y Council recently at tended Leadership Adventure Weekend, a Florida 4-H state event held at 4-H Camp Ocala Jan. 17-19. About 125 4-H teens from across Florida participated in the three-day event, which included eight members from Hardee County. Theme of the leadership conference was the book Habits of Highly Effective Teens, written by Sean Covey. Participants each received a copy and attended workshops which focused on building lifelong ha bits. Games, discussions and video clips emphasized becoming proactive instead of reactive and establishing foundational habits. Putting first things first and learning to prioritize, developing listening skills and working well with others to reach a common goal were also major topics. A highlight of the conference was a Saturday morning exer cise on writing a personal mis sion statement and a Sunday morning closing video clip stressing the impact and importance of mentoring. L eadership Adventure Weekend is an annual event sponsored by the Florida 4-H State Council and its youth/adult partnership leadership development pro gram. High school-aged teens serving on the state council planned and led the event. Hardee 4-H County Council members attending the event were Steven Crews, Ruth Erekson, Anna Erekson, Mor-gan Crews, Kaylee Hogenauer, Megan Grills, Alyssa Barber and Dalton Richey. 4-Hers Attend Leadership Event COURTESY PHOTO E ight local teens attended the statewide 4-H program held in Ocala. New A rrivals ONE BLUE, ONE PINK M r. and Mrs. James Darty, Zolfo Springs, an eight pound, 11 ounce son, James Logan Matthew Darty, born Nov. 22, 2013, Florida Hos-pital, Se bring. Maternal grandparents are Roger Darty of Wauchula and Beverly Wills of Zolfo Springs. Maternal great-grandparents are Clarence Duck and Irma Dean Darty of Ona. Paternal grand parents are Larry and Becky Hall of Greenway, Ark. Jerrod Buddy and Ashley Martin, Wauchula, a five pound, 14 ounce daughter, Briley Anne, born Jan. 14, 2014, Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland. Maternal grandparents are Steve and Carol Edmonson of Bartow. Paternal grandparents are Eddie and Lauri Martin of Bartow. Birth announcements will be published free of charge within three months of the date of birth. A photo of the infantas a newborn onlymay be added at no cost. Any other photo of the baby will cost $15. South Florida State College re cognizes students who achieve academic excellence during the course of study at the college. Students are named to the Presidents List for receiving a semester grade-point average between 3.8 and 4.0 or to the Vice Presidents List for earning between 3.5 and 3.79. Bowling Green students named to the fall 2013 Presidents List were Nho H. Cao, Makayla D. Chancey, Ruben G. De La Cruz, Jacqueline M. Diaz, Caylah S. Dixon, Sharon R. Dixon, Ruth E. Erekson, Rani M. Gobble, Jerrika L. Hendry, Laura Hernandez, JaKaysha K. Lindsey, Erika J. Pascual, Ka rina Reyna, Rex M. Richey, Alexandria E. Rimes, Nancy Rodriguez, Maria C. Silva, Re becca R. Torres, Abigail L. Vargas and Erica Vasquez, Ona students named to the Presidents List were Sierra N. Coronado, Benjamin S. Harris and Hope A. Kraft. Wauchula students named to the Presidents List were Isabel Abel, Sarah E. Albritton, Addison G. Aubry, Zoyla Aviles, Tacita B. Barrera, Stephanie M. Belmares, Rachel A. Coker, Melanie J. DuBois, Anthony C. Evans, Allison C. Farr, Gregory J. Garza, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Janet Guido, Klarissa M. Hall, Crystal L. Hernandez, William T. Holton, Emily J. Hughes, Holly R. Hughes, Milli L. Jones, Brookelyn E. Knight, Amanda R. LaCrosse, Christian Manresa, Azucena Miranda, Teresa Mi randa, Yesenia Mo-lina-Molina, Kayshia B. Mos-ley, Jennifer N. Napier, Jacob Neuhofer, Zachary Neuhofer, Courtney L. Nicholson, Carrie J. Noel, Brittany M Olsen, Kirsten A. Ramirez, Dalton M. Reas, Cle ston D. Sanders, Marisela Santi ago, Monica I Soria, Marisol H. Sustaita, Yesenia TorresAguirre, Alex-andria K. Ullrich, Kayla E. Woods and Brenda Zamora. Zolfo Springs students named to the Presidents List were Colton D. Albritton, Katherine E. Carter, Haley R. Edenfield, Amanda H. Graham, Molly E. H arward, Tristen K. Lanier, Car olyn J. Maurer, Kerry S. Mushrush, Alexi A. Santana, Kayla A. Smith, Pagou Vue and Olga L. Ward. The Vice Presidents List for fall 2013 also has been announced. Bowling Green students named to the Vice Presidents List were Frances Banda, Marco A. Ehrenkaufer, Naomi E. Erekson, Sean R. Greenlee, Gregorio Guzman, Chelsey D. Hughes, Catherine D. Jackson, Yesenia Lozano, Sara L. Luna-Muniz, Monica Medrano, Andrew R. Melendez, Emily D. Rhodes and Balentin Tamayo. Ona students named to the Vice Presidents List were Tami R. 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January 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3B CHICKEN SOUP T his hearty and good-for-you soup will satisfy and soothe on even the chilliest days. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 (1-pound) jumbo sweet onion, finely chopped Salt Pepper 1 1/2 pounds (2 large) fennel 1 pound carrots 12 ounces (2 large) Yukon Gold potatoes 8 ounces (4 large) celery stalks 1 bay leaf 1 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed 1 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken breasts, skin removed 1 quart lower-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon packed fresh dill leaves 1. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil on m edium-low. Add onion and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cook 15 minutes or until golden brown and tender, stirring occasionally. 2. While onion cooks, trim and cut fennel into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Cut carrots in quarters lengthwise, then into 3-inchlong pieces. Cut potatoes into 1/4-inch-thick half-moons. Thinly slice celery. 3. In 6-quart slow-cooker bowl, evenly spread carrots, potatoes, fennel, celery and bay leaf. Arrange chicken pieces on top, pressing into vegetables; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper. Spread hot onion over chicken. Add broth, cover im mediately with lid, and cook on LOW 6 hours. 4. Stir in dill. Transfer onet hird of vegetables, 1 chicken breast and 1 chicken thigh to container; refrigerate up to 3 days. Divide remaining vegeta bles among serving bowls. Re move meat from remaining chicken and divide among serving bowls. Stir 1/4 teaspoon salt into soup. Ladle over vegetablechicken mixture. Serves 4. calories, 7g total fat (1g satu rated), 101mg cholesterol, 1,115mg sodium, 29g total carbs, 6g dietary fiber, 33g protein. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at www.goodhousekeeping.com/re cipefinder/. (c) 2013 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Good Housekeeping C C O O U U R R T T E E S S Y Y P P H H O O T T O O S S Among the members of The Wednesday Musicale are several of Santas elves, who visited Resthaven during the holiday to bring Christmas cheer with decorations, music and song, readings, and a treat or two. Above, Hardee Junior High School band students joined in on the program. Performing Christmas favorites were (from front left) Rebecca Kedzior, Paulino Palacios, Boon Lor and Jasmine Sanchez; (back) Alejandra Ramirez, Dalila Vital, Victoria Ibarra, Lindsay Duncan and Cadee Richardson with director Shayla Bryan. Middle (left) shows Merilyn Strickland reminiscing with her former Sunday School teacher, Noveta Beeson, 86. Middle (right) shows President James Stallings opening the program by reading the Christmas story in Luke 2. Below, Mary Burnett (left) and Frances Tootsie Davis, friends for over 60 years, are excited to be together at Resthaven.CHRISTMAS VISITORS 1:30c 1:30c MVPsWingHouseBar & Grill 863-773-2007 H H o o u u r r s s : : M M o o n n . S S a a t t . 1 1 1 1 a a m m 9 9 p p m m B B a a r r O O p p e e n n U U n n t t i i l l 1 1 a a m m C C l l o o s s e e d d S S u u n n d d a a y y s s50 Wings5pm till Game Over Beer Food Fun Football S FEB. 2THEBIGGAME soc1:30c V VA A E E N N T T N N E E S S A A Y YF FR RI ID DA AY Y, F FE EB B. 4 4w wi it th hC CR RU US SH H N N N N E E R R S S E E A A S S S S m m o o k k e e d d R R i i b b s s C C a a r r i i )Tj ET q 0.1000061 0 0 0.1000061 0 0 cm 679 322 m 7231.01 322 l 7231.01 11914 l 679 11914 l h W n 9.9993897 0 0 9.9993897 0 0 cm BT /T3_0 1 Tf 0.1 0 0 -0.1 263.7 274.6 Tm ()Tj ET Q BT /T3_0 1 Tf 0.1 0 0 -0.1 268.4 274.6 Tm ()Tj ET q 0.1000061 0 0 0.1000061 0 0 cm 679 322 m 7231.01 322 l 7231.01 11914 l 679 11914 l h W n 9.9993897 0 0 9.9993897 0 0 cm BT /T3_0 1 Tf 0.1 0 0 -0.1 268.4 274.6 Tm ()Tj ET Q BT /TT8 7.7 Tf 273.216 274.686 Td (e e a a n n S S o o u u p p P P o o t t o o a a s s t t C C i i c c e e n n o o r r S S r r i i m m p p A A l l f f r r e e d d o o D De es ss se er rt t & & S So ou up p o or r S Sa al la ad dR Re es se er rv ve e Y Yo ou ur r V Va al le en nt t n ne e s s n nn ne er r T To od da ay y!

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4B The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 Members and guests of The W ednesday Musicale have a busy month ahead, beginning with a field trip to South Florida State College on Tuesday. The club-sponsored event will feature a matinee performance by comedian Etta May, deemed the Queen of Southern Sass. Twenty-five tickets have been pre-sold to members and guests, however, in case of a cancella tion anyone interested in being placed on the waiting list for tickets may call Musi-cale President James Stallings at 7733594. A luncheon will precede the 1:30 show. The clubs annual Sweetheart Luncheon will be held in the fel lowship hall of Wauchulas First United Methodist Church at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb 15. Following a homemade soup buffet with a wide assortment of sandwiches and desserts, a guest pianist will present a mini-con cert. The cost is $10 a person. Hosting the event will be members of the Past Presidents Assembly. Immediate Past Pres ident Dot Bell is the chairman, assisted by past presidents Judye Mercer, Dr. Sylvia Collins, Jan Brutus, Jeraldine Crews, Gloria D avis, Bess Stallings, Jill South well, Carol Myer, Sylvia Parker and Neva Howard. As in years past, the club has been invited to join with the Avon Park Rotary Clubs Inner Wheel for its annual luncheon and concert on Friday, Feb. 21. The scholarship fundraiser will be held at noon at the Island View Restaurant on Sun n Lakes Boulevard in Sebring. The entertainment will be a musical tribute to Nat King Cole. The $30 tickets are available by calling Gloria Davis at 773-2498 or Patti Daughtry Crawford at 382-1813. Dead line to purchase tickets is Feb. 15. As with Wednesday Musicale events, men are encouraged to attend. Crawford, a Wauchula native, says, We are extending the invitations to include men this year, and already tickets have been sold to couples. Transportation from Wauchula will be provided, if needed. Prospective members and guests are invited to attend any programs. For more information on any of the aforementioned events, call 773-3594. The Wednesday Musicale P lans A Busy Februrary 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 Hardee County school buses will travel a combined distance equal to almost six times the world in carrying children to school this year. They will go 141,480 miles in providing daily service for 951 pupils. Vocational Agriculture stu dents of the Hardee County High School won first place and a blue ribbon for their booth at the recent Hardee County Straw berry Festival in Bowling Green. The old Florida law that children must support their parents has recently been unearthed. There will probably be a ques tion raised as to the exact age for the change in support be-tween parents and children. On last Friday evening the Wauchula Wildcat cagers dropped a double-header to the fast and experienced Mulberry cage teams on the local court. The boys team was defeated by the score of 24 to 13, while the girls were dropped by a 47 to 23 count. 50 YEARS AGO Louis Aldridge, of Ash Grove, Mo., was apprehended by Lt. John Douthit of the Hardee County Sheriffs Office in Auburndale and charged with breaking and entering the Wauchula Elementary School. Hardee County will need almost $2 million worth of new construction and alterations to bring the countys schools up to the quality recommended by last Octobers School Plant Survey. Hardee County will have an other access point to Peace River boating if present plans work out. Following a meeting with county commissioners last Friday night, plans were an nounced to ascertain the avail ability of right of way to open a road to the river. Sheriff Odell Carlton this week announced formally that he plans to seek re-election. Carlton will be seeking his fourth four-year term. 25 YEARS AGO Re igning Miss Hardee County Beth Graese will represent this area in the Florida State Fair Queen Pageant on Wednes-day, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. Two students filed a civil action in federal court last week al leging their civil rights were violated in a 1987 strip search at Hardee Junior High School. The incident began when a teachers aide noticed her wedding ring missing and suspected someone in the class had taken it, the law suit says. A man who threatened a woman with a knife, bound and gagged her as he robbed her Wauchula home and then led po lice on a spectacular high-speed chase over county lines was sen tenced to 27 years in prison last week for those crimes and a later jail escape. Pvt. Robert J. Ehrenkaufer, son of Adelina A. Aguilar of Rural Route 1, Zolfo Springs, and Robert J. Ehrenkaufer of Daytona Beach, has completed basic training at Fort Dix, N.J. 10 YEARS AGO Employees headed into work early Tuesday discovered an overnight bank heist. First Na tional Bank of Wauchula was burglarized sometime between 7 p.m. Monday and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, city Police Chief William Beattie said. Evidence shows more than one person entered the building, he added, but no signs of a break-in could be found. A Page One photo shows a Tampa ring official raising the hand of Wauchula pro boxer Edner Cherry at the conclusion of the main event at Friday nights fight, while his trainer shares in the moment. Two people were killed and one seriously injured in separate single-vehicle crashes this past week on Hardee County road ways. Darrell Grant Den-ton, 41, and Craig Dwyane Williams, 21, died Saturday. Cindy Se bring Adams, 47, was injured Friday. Narcotics officers raiding two neighboring homes confiscated 25 firearms and over a quarterpound of methamphetamine. Way Back When 1/30/2014 S un 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 1/31/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:14 AM Set: 6:07 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 53 mins. Moon Data Rise: 7:31 AM Set: 7:19 PM Overhead: 1:23 PM Underfoot:12:55 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 1% percent waxing 1% Waxing Crescent Major Times 12:55 AM -2:55 AM 1:23 PM 3:23 PM Minor Times 7:31 AM 8:31 AM 7:19 PM 8:19 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Better day of Hunting or Fishing Better Time Zone UTC: -5 2/1/2014 S un Data Rise: 7:13 AM Set: 6:08 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 55 mins. Moon Data Rise: 8:17 AM Set: 8:24 PM Overhead: 2:19 PM Underfoot: 1:52 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 5% percent waxing 5% Waxing Crescent Major Times 1:52 AM 3:52 AM 2:19 PM 4:19 PM Minor Times 8:17 AM 9:17 AM 8:24 PM 9:24 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Better day of Hunting or Fishing Better Time Zone UTC: -5 2/2/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:13 AM Set: 6:09 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 56 mins. Moon Data Rise: 9:00 AM Set: 9:28 PM Overhead: 3:12 PM Underfoot: 2:46 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 11% percent waxing 11% Waxing Crescent Major Times 2:46 AM 4:46 AM 3:12 PM 5:12 PM Minor Times 9:00 AM -10:00 AM 9:28 PM 10:28 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 2/3/2014 S un Data Rise: 7:12 AM Set: 6:09 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 57 mins. Moon Data Rise: 9:41 AM Set: 10:29 PM Overhead: 4:03 PM Underfoot: 3:34 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 19% percent waxing 19% Waxing Crescent Major Times 3:34 AM 5:34 AM 4:03 PM 6:03 PM Minor Times 9:41 AM -10:41 AM 10:29 PM-11:29 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 2/4/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:12 AM Set: 6:10 PM Day Length 10 hrs. 58 mins. Moon Data Rise: 10:22 AM Set: 11:28 PM Overhead: 4:54 PM Underfoot: 4:29 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 29% percent waxing 29% Waxing Crescent Major Times 4:29 AM 6:29 AM 4:54 PM 6:54 PM Minor Times 10:22 AM-11:22 AM 11:28 PM-12:28 AM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 2/5/2014 S un Data Rise: 7:11 AM Set: 6:11 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 00 mins. Moon Data Rise: 11:03 AM Set: --:-Overhead: 5:43 PM Underfoot: 5:18 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 39% percent waxing 39% Waxing Crescent Major Times 5:18 AM 7:18 AM 5:43 PM 7:43 PM Minor Times --:---:-11:03 AM-12:03 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 2/6/2014 Sun Data Rise: 7:10 AM Set: 6:12 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 02 mins. Moon Data Rise: 11:45 AM Set: 12:25 AM Overhead: 6:32 PM Underfoot: 6:08 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 50% percent first 50% First Quarter Major Times 6:08 AM 8:08 AM 6:32 PM 8:32 PM Minor Times 12:25 AM -1:25 AM 11:45 AM-12:45 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 Solunar Forecast Q: I've heard plenty of my n eighbors complain about being stuck inside this winter and unable to do much out door maintenance work. Well, I've been around long enough to know there's plenty of work to do inside, too. Think you can remind folks about some important stuff they could be doing while waiting for the weather to break? Oldster Stan, Buffalo, N.Y. A: Stan, that's very true. While being stuck indoors can be maddening, there are plenty of smaller home-maintenance tasks to take care of even if it's too cold or snowy to get out to the home-improvement store. Here are a few: electric kettle: Check the manufacturer's cleaning instructions online, but in most drip brewers you can flush several ounces of white vinegar through the system, rinsing thoroughly with clear water. move any parts that can be lifted out easily, such as racks, utensil holders, wash arms and filter. Soak smaller parts in a sinkful of vinegar-water solution and wipe down the racks, dishwasher inte rior and the door seal. Rinse and replace all the items, then run the empty dishwasher through a cycle to finish. by adding a few ice cubes and lemon peels and cycling it. Rinse with running water. clothes washer by filling it with hot water and one quart of white vinegar. Let it agitate for a minute and then pause the cycle so that the water sits for an hour; then resume the wash cycle to rinse. clothes dryer where the lint filter sits. Inspect the dryer vent for lint buildup and remove any lint you find. inets and drawers knobs, han dles and hinges. latches and outlet covers, and re place any that are broken. in each room, being sure to re place the floor vent covers im mediately afterward so pets don't accidentally crawl in. heating system (you knew I'd get that one in here). them to new locations to vary the air and light they receive. HOME TIP: Take a tour of your home and make note of as many improvement or mainte nance tasks that you can find. Then create a schedule to tackle a few of them at a time. 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! 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January 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5B In Other Action The Hardee County School B oard approved the following items during its 13-minute meeting last Thursday, where all members were present. The items were: The next School Board meeting will be on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m. in the board meeting room at 230 S. Florida Ave. in Wauchula. Grouper Season Remains Open Orchestra In Conc ert Feb. 6 Now Accepting New PatientsOur office will also be accepting a wide variety of insurance including: We are located at Formerly Dr. Girouxs Office Monday Disclaimer: The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. 1:30c Kevin J. Krause, DMD St. Michael Catholic Church Youth Festival Big Success We had an impressive number of youth present at the 2014 You th Rally held Saturday, January 25 at St. Michael Church in Wauchula, Florida. The hard work and dedication of all our parishioners, volunteers, and benefactors is greatly appreciated! The teens enjoyed a day filled with abundant activities like workshops, entertainment, games, and spending time with friends. Not only did they listen to an enticing speech from worldwide speaker, Mrs. Pam Stenzel, but also had the opportunity to meet religious speakers from Washington DC, and Canada. Once again, a special thanks to the volunteers who dedicated their time for this event. Your help allows us to successfully continue working for the good of our youth and Gods glory soc1:30c Florida Crop Update PUBLIC NOTICE You are hereby notified that on Thursday, January 23, 2014, upon public hearing, the Board of County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida, adopted a resolution va cating and closing a portion of Crews Road, legally described as: The west 132 feet wide maintained right of way of Crews Road, lying in Section 36, Township 33 S., Range 25 E., Hardee County Florida, as recorded in Plat Book 249, page 509, of the Official Public Records of Hardee County, Florida Rick Knight, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 1:30c YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!C)-200(Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels 773-3255

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6B The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 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 3 Br 2 Ba cedar sided home in Wauchula Large d etached garage, wrap around porch $179,500 4,600 sf building on over 1 acre of land in town. Full kitchen with commercial appliances. Possible uses include church, service club or restaurant. REDUCED to $99,500 33 Acres 2 BR 2 BA mobile home. Partially wooded with creek branch. 2 wells, greenhouse, 2 tractors & various equipment. $230,000 Commercial property! 1.5 ac just North of Bowling Green in Polk County. Highway 17 frontage. Price reduced to $199,500 Church building! Corner of Florida Ave & Orange St, Wauchula 5,011 sf building. Large parking area with street on 3 sides. $275,000 Mini-warehouse 19 u nits that are all rented. $155,000. Call for details. Commercial building Over 4,800 sf located just off Highway 17 Southbound. Frontage on 2 roads with parking. Great opportunity for your business. $149,000 Own a piece of MAIN STREET! 2 story building on the corner of Main and 7th Avenue. Completely remodeled and upgraded. $250,000 18 ac South of Zolfo Springs. Completely fenced for cattle with a pond. $160,000 Highway 17 frontage! LOT Zoned C-2 City water and sewer available. $86,500 206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 www.jimseerealty.com James V. See, Jr., Broker Parker Keen R ealtor Associates Rick Knight (863) 781-1396 John H. Gross(863) 273-1017 D usty Albritton (863) 781-0161Shane Conley (863) 781-9664 Parker Keen (813) 523-1523 cl1:30c NEWLY LISTED!! This 2 bedroom, 1 bath f rame home is located in urban Wauchula. Not far from Main Street. This home in cludes a 2 car carport, front and back porch, and an upstairs loft for a possible 3rd bedroom. Great opportunity for a starter home or investment for rental. Priced at $42,000 MAG NIFICANT 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 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. MOVE IN READY!!! 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath conc rete block home. Nice Family style home! Yard is fenced in. Priced at $42,500 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!! cl1:30c 3 bed/2.5 bath 2 story custom built country home on five wo oded acres for sale $239,000. Newly remodeled kitchen and bathrooms. Brick fireplace. Barn. Seasonal pond. Hand laid hardwood floors throughout. Wraparound porch with 2 screened areas. 2000 sq feet inside. 1000 sq feet of porches. Please call 863-773-5754 with questions or to view. HOUSE FOR SALE cl1:30c ADMINISTATIVE ASSISTANT Pay rate: $22.371.12 ($10.76/hr.) $30,838.83 ($14.83/hr.) Wanted for the Hardee County BoCC Maintenance/Shop Department. Knowledge of office practices and procedures is required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel to perform the job responsibilities. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with Department Heads, employees and the public. Must have a High School Diploma or GED. Complete job description and Application forms posted on County website: www.hardeecounty.net Applications a ccepted in the Human Resources Department @ 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone: (863) 7732161. Position is open until filled. Excellent Benefits including State Retirement. EOEF/M/V cl1:30c F IREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC Pay Rate: $38,796.85 ($13.32/hr.) $53,481.88 ($18.37/hr.) Wanted for the Hardee County BoCC Fire Rescue Department. Must be Florida Certified as a Firefighter and Paramedic. Possession of a valid FL Class D CDL w/E endorsement and certificate of FL approved EVOC. Must be able to work rotating shifts and have ability to perform prolonged and arduous physical work. Complete job description and Fire Rescue Application posted on County website @ www.hardeecounty.net Applications accepted in the Human Resources Department @ 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone:(863) 773-2161. Position closes February 14, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m. Excellent Benefits including State Retirement. EOE F/M/V cl1:30c HARDEE COUNTY K IDS NEED HARDEE COUNTY HELP! Ease a dependent childs tem. Volunteer to be a Guardian Ad Litem. 773-2505 (If office unattended, please leave S S C C H H O O O O L L B B U U S S D D R R I I V V E E R R S S W W A A N N T T E E D D CONTACT H ARDEE COUNTY SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 1277 W. MAIN ST. WAUCHULA, FL 33873 (863) 773-4754 cl1:30,2:6c BOWLING GREEN QUICK LUBE& AUTO REPAIR Foreign and Domestic Cars Diesel Engines Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions 375-4461TERRYMIKE YOURTIREHEADQUARTERS Licensed and Insured Reg.# MV-40625 MONDAY SATURDAY 8 am6 pm cl6:21tfc New Tire Changer & Balancer Can Do 26 Wheels Lamar Gilliard H ome: (863) 735-0490 Zolfo Springs Mobile: (941) 456-6507 cl4:19tfc GILLIARDFILL DIRT INC. DIESEL INJECTION repairs, p umps, turbo, injectors, remove and install available, 863-381-0538. 1:30p 4 HAY RINGS take all $55 each, 16 pipe panels 5.5x12 take all $65 each, both hot dip galvanized. One mineral feeder $95, 9x5 utility trailer $1,000. 863-832-2257. 1:30p N OW PURCHASING citrus fruit for the 2014 season for Chapman Fruit Co. Call Frank Vasquez, 863-7814133. 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. 11:14-1:30p L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing citrus fruit for the 2013/14 season and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @ 863-781-0384. 7:8tfc Agriculture REDUCED TO SELL! Love seat, q ueen sofa and rocker/recliner (pics available) $150 cash only. Call 863-273-6867.1:30,2:6p INTERACTIVE CAREGIVING is w hat separates COMFORT KEEP ERS from other caregivers. Our focus is on engaging the mind, body, and safety of our clients. CNA, HHA and Homemaker Com panion positions are available in the Hardee County area. Flexible, full-time or part-time. Learn more about a rewarding career enriching 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 op erated. 11:7-2:27c Help Wanted Furniture DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN ON bonus. G reat pay. Consistent freight, great miles on this Regional account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-5172507. 1:30-2:20c 3/2 13 ACRES ZONED for 4 homes, Zo lfo, $229,000, 954-299-5615. 1:30-2:27p F OR SALE BY OWNER, fixer upper, 2 lots, 4 BR, 1 Bath, 863735-0574. 1:30,2:6p 4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME. House completely remodeled in 2007/2008. 2200 sq.ft. House lo cated at 4706 Church Ave., Bowl ing Green. Owner financing, $140,000; $10,000 down, 4% interest to qualified buyers. Credit check required. Contact Charles A. Thompson, 772-633-7027. 1:30-2:27p Houses Help Wanted 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 LOST BROWN AND WHITE CUR d og on John Gill Road. Contact Stevie McQuaig 863-781-2451. 1:30p 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 located at 685 Airport Road. Please call 863-773-3265 for more infor mation. tfc-dh Pets Lost/Found

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The ClassifiedsJanuary 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7B 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 HOUSES, 3 BR, 1 B, Bowling Green, 2 BR, 1 B, Wauchula. 863245-6174. 1:30c 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 BEDROOM HOUSES, no deposit, $400/mo up, city and county, 863-773-6616. 1:30-2:27p 2 BEDROOM, 2 Bath MH for rent. Oakhill Park, Wauchula. No pets, no smokers. $600 rent/$500 security. 863-781-3570.1:23,30c 5/2 HOUSE, 2 car garage, nice location, for info call 954-383-5091, 954-383-5078. 1:9-2:7p Rentals Produce Pets2 BR, 1 BATH MOBILE HOME $500 month, $300 security deposit. Charlie Creek Mobile Home Park. Teresa, 863-781-9084, Bill 863-7814460. 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 Bedrooms. Cheaper than paying rent. Close to schools and hospital. Lot rent $300. Se habla espanol. 863-6984910 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, handicap, familial status or national origin, 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 WAREHOUSE, 2 Bathrooms, of fice, plenty parking, Hwy. 17, 2000+ S.F., $500/mo, 863-7736616. 1:30-2:13p Rentals, CommercialRENT FREE 2000+ S.F., renovate, taxes, maintenance, licensed bar; $1,500/mo restaurant, 863-7736616. 1:30-2:27p 8, 6, 3, 2 BEDROOM Houses available, 5 offices, stores, industrial building, 863-773-6616. 1:2-30p OFFICE 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 Unlimited income potential. Call 863-832-4943 for more info. 1:30-2:27p 2 COLLEGE STUDENTS looking for an apartment 863-445-0225. 1:30p Unlimited income potential. Call 863-832-4943 for more info. 1:30-2:27p 2 COLLEGE STUDENTS looking for an apartment 863-445-0225. 1:30p ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace Fellowship 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 col lects NOT broken prescription eye glasses, cases and sunglasses. 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 Services WantedATTENTION! 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 licence number. tfc-dh 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. 1:30c NOW OPEN: Charlie Creek Curios ity Shoppe, 1235 Blue Jay Rd., Wauchula. 1:30-2:27p SATURDAY, 9-3. Tools, 30 gal. sprayer, furniture, clothes, lots of stuff. 485 South Hollandtown Rd., Wauchula. 1:30p FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8 am-?, Oak Hill Park, on Hwy. 64. Bicycle, hide-a-bed sofa, carpet pcs., household furnishings, wheel barrow, weed eater, tools, air com pressor, 3 wheeler, shotgun, yarn, clothing, sewing machine. 1:30p SATURDAY, HUGE YARD SALE. Baby clothes and items, misc. 1101 Downing Circle, Wauchula. 1:30p SATURDAY, 8-1. 3365 James Cow art, Wauchula. Furniture, clothes, toys. 1:30p SATURDAY, 7-1. 5019 Poplar Ave., Bowling Green. Household items, clothes, cheap. 1:30p SATURDAY, 8-? Lots of misc items. 316 Riverside Drive, Wauchula. 1:30p FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 7:30-? 912 South 6th St., Wauchula. Across from McDonalds. 1:30p MULTI FAMILY, SATURDAY 8-? 2594 Heard Bridge Road. Household items, country decor, lots of clothing includes: mens, womens, little girl size 10 up to 5 in junior, baby boy clothes, lots of misc. 1:30c SATURDAY 8-? 909 N. 9th Ave., Wauchula. Baby girl items. 1:30p MOVING SALE, Saturday only, 8-2. 321 Turner Ave., Wauchula. Bedroom sets, washer, electronics, many household items, clothing, toys and lots of misc. 1:30p Yard Sales 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 Heartland Real Estate Corp.3200 US Hwy 27 S, Suite 201 Sebring, Florida 33870(863) 382-3887 MColding@HeartlandRE.net To View Available Properties Visit Our Website @www.HeartlandRE.net cl1:30c MULTI-FAMILY HOME ON 10 ACRES Built in 2001, located in Hardee County and close to town. $298,000 Call the Lovetts for more information Will (863) 781-0610 Rachel (863) 381-0051 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 A A d d v v a a n n t t a a g g e e R R e e a a l l t t y y743 US 27 S.Sebring, FL 33872Office: 863-386-1111Fax: 863-3861112Private and Confidential Listings and SalesVISIT US AThttp://www.erahighlands.com/ OR http://www.era.com/worldwide/Mark LambertRealtorCell: 863-832-0401Email: mark33862@gmail.com cl1:30c 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 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 SEMINOLE HEIGHTS 3 VACANT LOTS. $21,000 GREAT BUY on this 3B/2Bth well maintained home close to hospital and school. $119,900 2B/1Bth home plus 3 apartments, two furnished and one unfur nished, located in Wauchula; convenient to NWE. All apartments are presently rented; price recently reduced to $120,000. COUNTRY LIVING! 4B/2Bth home on 2.06 acres; central A/C, built in 1988, carpet and vinyl floors. $165,000 Income opportunity! 5 homes in Ft. Meade; can be purchased sep arately or as one unit. Call Colon for more details. Hwy 17 frontage! See this 1B/1Bth, frame with metal roof home located in Bowling Green. $50,000 FANTASTIC HOMESITE on this 30 Acre tract! 70% pasture, re mainder wooded; secluded and fenced. $170,000 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 WATERFRONT 5 acre tract, Charlie Creek frontage, wooded. $50,000 343.9 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 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 Commercial 3.31 Acres with C/B building, central heat and cool, Hwy. 17 location. $650,000 COMMERCIAL 2.09 ACRES located Hwy 17 North. $199,500 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! PENDING PENDINGSOLD SOLD SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker cl1:30cEqual Housing Opportunity Employer & Provider cl1:9-30c THE PALMS 701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula(863) 773-3809TDD 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 HoursMonday Friday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (863) 773-2128REALTORS JOE L. DAVIS JOE L. DAVIS, JR. JOHN H. ONEAL REALTOR See more listings at www.joeldavis.com REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS NEW LISTING! 1.3 ac com mercial lot w/3,766SF restau rant & drive-thru has 130+ ft frontage on N&S bound Hwy 17. $357,000! PRICE REDUCED! 37 acs w/3 250 well has perimeter fencing & dble paved rd frontage. NOW $90,000! 200 ac excellent pasture for hunting deer & turkey. $3,850/ac! 5 acs. w/mature trees in Desot Co. Homesite or farm. Owner fi nance. $35,000! PRICE REDUCED! 9.8 acs fronts SR 64 near Popash. Great for homesite or agriculture. NOW $80,000! PRICE REDUCED! 20 acs zoned industrial on Hwy 17. $399,000! Jessica Prescott (941) 737-6502 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 cl1:30c 4BR/3BA home & Hamlin grove on 20 acs. 2 pole bars, inground pool and ac fish pond. $499,000! 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! 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! SOLD 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 BEAUTIFULFORESTGLADEAPARTMENTSat Wauchula, FL 33873 1 BR or 2 BR Apartments for 62+ and/or Disabled with or without children 735-01883505 US HWY17 S ZOLFOSPRINGSMon. Wed. 10AM 6PM Fri. & Sat. 10AM 7PMCTHURSDAY& SUNDAYDANH Hills Auto WorldB BU UY YH HE ER RE E! P PA A Y YH HE ER RE E! NOINTERESTORFINANCECHARGES cl3:8tfc

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The Classifieds Jan uary 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7B cl1:12tfcI BUYHOUSES781-1062CALL BILLY HILLAT Realtors NOEYA. FLORES, BROKER228 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula, Florida 33873 Flores & Flores, Inc. ****NEW LISTING**** WAUCHULA 3BR/1BA CB Home with central air & heat l arge fenced-in backyard, metal carport, new kitchen cabinets with granite counter-tops. Offered for $96,000 WE SHARE THE SAME MLSW ITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!Remember, Our listings are on the Internet.Anyone with a computer can access them anytime! After Hours Noey A. Flores B roker 863-781-4585 Oralia D. Flores B roker Associate 863-781-2955 Michael D. Boyett Sa les Associate 863-781-2827 !!!LOOKING FOR LICENSED AGENTS!!! cl1 :30c (863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 www.floresrealty.net WAUCHULA 2.6 Acres with lot of woods and creek. Older MH th at needs replacing or remodeled. City Utilities. Priced at $23,000 WAUCHULA SHORT SALE 2BR/2BA/OFFICE CB home in a private neighborhood with no through traffic. 2 Car garage, open floor-plan, utility room, and french doors to backyard. Offered at $99,900.00 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. Offered at $135,000 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(aross from First National Bank)BUYHEREPAYHEREEONTBEUNDERSOLD T TA A T TI IM ME E$500Off ANY VehicleMust Bring Coupon B)-500( )-1500( bt cl1:30c M Mo on nd da ay y S Sa a t tu ur rd da ay y S Su un nd da ay y9 9A AM M 7 7P PM M 1 1P PM M 6 6P PM M773-6667 ~Also~Billy & Janices Rentals Houses & ApartmentsBowling Green Flea MarketN No o P P a a i in ng g a as s F F o or r V V e e i ic c l le es s Got a Pool Green or Clean? Need Your Pool Repaired? cl11:7tfcCALLCarols Pool Service for weekly pool service 863-449-1806 9 54 sq ft Commercial Office Space For Rent Great Location Just Across From WS BankAnnfrr r ff $800.00 Monthly plus applicable sales tax Contact: Elene Salas @ 836-735-0999 8:8tfc YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!C !"#$"Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com CITY TIRE & SERVICE 863-835-0408 863-473-3261 ALL Prices Are NEW TIRESU-Haul Is Here!! 175-65-14$63 1 85-60-1468 195-60-1569 185-65-1569 195-60-1471 215-65-1577 195-65-1578 205-65-1578 205-60HR-1579 215-60-1586 215-70-1488 215-60-1689 225-60-1689 225-60HR-1589 205-55-1689 205-65VR-1589 225-70-1491 225-60-1691 215-60HR-1691 215-60VR-1693 235-65-1695 245-75-16103 2 05-50VR-17105 205-50HR-16105 215-65-17105 255-60-15105 215-55-16109 245-60-15109 225-60VR-16109 225-60-17109 225-75-16109 215-60-17109 235-75-16119 2 35-70-15119 225-70-16119 235-75-15119 195-55V-16119 225-50V-16121 225-70-15121 225-55-17121 245-70-16121 275-70-16121 LT225-75-16139 31-1050-15139 LT245-75-16149 LT235-80-17149 LT215-85-16149 235-65-18149 275-55-20181 LT275-65-18189 LT285-65-18245 LT305-70-16271 LT305-55-20305 225-70-1595 2 15-70-1696 195-55VR-1596 225-65-1696 205-55HR-1698 235-60-1498 205-60VR-1699 235-60-1699 235-70-1599 205-55VR-1699 235-60-1599 225-70-16103 1:30p N EW& Good Used Tires In Stock Servicing Tractor Trailers 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! N Ne e U Us se e 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 BILLYBOBSTIRES7 77 7 7 77 77 7OR7 77 7 7 7 7 7%116 REA Rd. Wauchula(across from Wal-Mart)cl1:30c Staton Auto SalesLarge Selection of Cars to Choose From Bill Staton Theresa Hamilton863-781-4460 863-781-9084 30 Day Guarantee on M&'&( ) *(+,-./--/&, 0,23cl7:14tfc 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. F rank V asquez R ealty Inc. (Call for appt.) Frank Vasquez, Lic. Real Estate Broker 863.781.4133 cl1:30c 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 As most of you know, I am certainly not one to brag, but my a utomobile is simply a floating cloud to navigate down the high ways, a luxury at my command, disguised as a junk heap. Last night on TV the anchor said that unmistakably the saddest day of the year is Jan. 6. Well, that is not all that difficult to figure out, because about that time all our big-time Christmas shopping bills start to clog up and bend our mailboxes, and it gives us another 10 months to prepare for our next Christmas, so once again we can prove to one and all that we are Santas right hand man and a walking creation of benevolence. Hange in there, Pal, until Jan 6, 2015. Unfortunately my mother-in-law Harpoon has never taken her driving seriously, but fortunately everyone else does, which includes the Highway Patrol, the City Police, as well as the Sheriffs Department and now Mothers Against Insane Drivers. The last girlfriend I dated before I met my little Sugar Possum was Maudene Claudehopper. What I liked about Maudene most was that she had a very engaging personality. As a matter of fact she had been engaged 24 times when I came along and never married one of them. But all was not lost, because she is referred to as the Diamond Queen of Matrimony. Do you remember that old saying, dont cry over spilt milk? Well, with looking at todays prices for a gallon of milk I dont have to wait till I spill some of my milk to cry, because I cry when I have to fork over the big expense of even a half gallon of this white liquid gold. Have you ever by chance seen a funeral home with a revolving door leading into the parlor? I suppose it could serve as a little reminder of what goes around comes around. There is absolutely nothing wrong with love, but it is so heartbreaking the money it takes to sustain it and so oftentimes far past its original monetary value. I would like to dedicate my column this week to Jim Kelly, owner of The Herald-Advocate. The first time we met was over a year ago when I walked into his office, and I was virtually unknown to him. My objective was to be given a chance to have a space in the newspaper for jokes and philosophy. I have been writing for about a year now. For my part is has been nothing less than great, at least on my part, and you readers have been so very responsive to my article. In closing happy birthday to Mr. Kelly and may God grant him many more. I am forever grateful for fulfilling my dream to write for the paper and would be glad to tell you, my readers, his age, but unfortunately I cannot count that high. May God bless one and all. 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 Pump P rices Stable Gas prices remain stable for another week as January comes to a close. Both the national average and Southeast gas prices are below last years cost for a gallon of gas. U.S. inventories of crude oil rose for the first time last week after seven straight weeks of decreases, according to the Energy Information Adminis-tration. "Pump prices are likely to remain stable for another couple of weeks until refineries begin the annual switch to the summer blend fuel, said Jessica Brady, AAA spokesperson, The Auto Club Group. The national average for a gal lon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.29, the same as last week. Florida's average of $3.35 fell two cents from last week.

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January 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 9B 1:30c w ww.healthybladder.net Florida anglers will no longer be required to have and use a venting tool when fishing for reef fish such as snapper and grouper in Gulf of Mexico state waters. The change became effective Friday. Removal of this rule means anglers will have the freedom to determine how to best maximize survival of released reef fish using devices they feel are ap propriate, depending on the circumstances. Maximizing post-release sur vival of fish is important in marine fisheries management, because it means more fish survive to potentially reproduce and be harvested in the future. V enting tools are hollow sharpened instruments that provide one way to treat baro trauma, a condition that occurs when fish are brought quickly to the surface from deep water. The change in pressure from depth to surface can cause gases within the fishs swim bladder to expand, which can damage in ternal organs and reduce the likelihood a fish will survive when returned to the water. Venting tools allow gases to escape from a fishs body cavity so the fish can swim back down to depth. While venting tools are still a useful way to increase chances of fish survival after release, fish do not always need to be vented to survive upon release. Descending devices, which send fish back down to deeper waters, are another, more recently developed alternative to venting that also can be used now to increase survival rates among fish with barotrauma. The requirement to have a venting tool was changed during the Florida Fish & Wildlife Con servation Commissions Nov. 21 meeting, making state regula tions consistent with rules in federal waters. Venting tools are not required in Atlantic state or federal waters. The use of non-stainless steel, non-offset circle hooks and de hooki ng devices are still re quired in state and federal Gulf waters when fishing for reef fish. These tools minimize handling time for reef fish, which aids in survival of the fish upon release. To learn more about recogniz ing barotrauma and venting tools, and what to do if a fish is suffering from the effects of barotrauma, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater Fishing, Recrea-tional Regulations and Fish Han dling and look under Tackle. Information about reef fish gear rules is available under Rec-reational Regulations. Reef Fishermen Off The Hook WINTER SLAW T his simple slaw is easy to throw together and highlights the hearty, crisp root vegetables of the season. 1/3 cup light mayonnaise 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 6 cups shredded and peeled celery root 1 cup shredded carrots 1/ 4 cup sliced fresh flat-leaf parsley 1. Whisk, in large bowl, mayonnaise, lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, salt and black pepper. 2. Add celery root, carrots and parsley. Toss the celery root mixture in dressing until wellcoated. Serves 6. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at www.goodhousekeeping.com/re cipefinder/. (c) 2013 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Good Housekeeping STICKY WINGS WITH H ONEY AND SRIRACHA These easy-to-make sticky wings are served with a creamy yogurt dipping sauce. Wings: 24 (6 pounds) chicken wings, snipped in two at the joint, tips trimmed off 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 2/3 cup honey 1/3 cup sriracha hot sauce 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds Yogurt Dipping Sauce: 2 cups plain Greek yogurt 1 cup grated cucumber, squeezed dry 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 large garlic clove, grated 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon honey Carrot, celery, jicama sticks 1. Wings: Place oven rack in middle of oven; heat to 450 F. Line 2 baking sheets, including sides, with nonstick foil. In large bowl, toss chicken wings, oil and salt. Arrange chicken evenly on s heets. Roast 30 minutes, rotating pans 180 degrees once. Let wings cool slightly, then pour off fat. 2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, blend honey, sriacha, hoisin, lime juice and soy sauce. Pour half of mixture (about 1/2 cup) into a large bowl. Add wings; toss with tongs to coat. 3. Lower oven to 425 F and arrange wings on same baking sheets. Roast 10 minutes. Mean while, boil remaining honey mixture in saucepan over medium heat until thick glaze forms, about 5 minutes. Remove wings from oven; brush with thickened glaze and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Continue to roast until wings are browned, 7 to 10 minutes longer, then cool on baking sheets 10 minutes. 4. Yogurt dipping sauce: Blend all ingredients together in serving bowl. Serve with wings and vegetable sticks. Serves 12. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at www.goodhousekeeping.com/re cipefinder/. (c) 2013 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Good Housekeeping BIBLE T RIVIA By Wilson Casey 1. Is the Song of Solomon in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What Canaanite com mander did Jael kill by driving a tent peg through his head? Sis era, Joash, Ishmael, Pekah 3. In 1 Kings 3, who solved a custody dispute by proposing a child to be cut in half? Samuel, David, Solomon, Iddo 4. What Persian queen refused to display her beauty at the court of King Ahasuerus? Es ther, Abigail, Deborah, Vashti 5. The daughters of Jerusalem said they will make borders of gold with studs of "what"? Salt, Silver, Souls, Sins 6. How many suicides are recorded in the Bible (KJV)? Zero, 1, 7, 19 ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) Sis era; 3) Solomon; 4) Vashti; 5) Silver; 6) 7 "2014 Bible Trivia Challenge," Wilson Casey's Daily Box Cal endar, is available online and in bookstores. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. In the world of the endange red Florida panther, 2013 brought less mortality, a female panther successfully released back into the wild, and signifi cant public participation in re porting panther sightings. Twenty panther deaths were documented by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Com mission in the past year, com pared with the 27 panthers that died in 2012. Vehicle strikes continue to be the primary cause of mortality, with 15 panthers dying last year because they were hit while crossing high ways compared with 18 in 2012. The birth of 21 panther kittens also was documented in 2013. A brother-and-sister pair of panthers, rescued as kittens in 2011 and raised at the White Oak Conservation Center in Yulee, was returned to the wild in 2013. The female, released in January in Picayune Strand State Forest in Collier County, was documented last June to have given birth to a kitten. The male, however, released last April in the Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area in Palm Beach County, died Jan. 4 due to unknown causes after b eing located a day earlier in a very lethargic state and then taken to a veterinary clinic. That was the second panther death recorded in 2014, after another panther was killed Jan. 2 due to a vehicle collision. Meanwhile, a 9-month-old fe male panther kitten, found in Collier County last May with a fractured rear right leg probably caused by a vehicle collision, is recovering at White Oak and scheduled for release later this year. Additionally, more than 1,100 panther sightings have been re ported statewide since the FWC launched an online site in Au gust 2012 enabling the public to report when and where they have seen a Florida panther or its tracks and to upload photos: MyFWC.com/-PantherSight ings. Though only five percent of the sightings as of last August were verified as panthers, the FWCs panther team considers public reports of panther sight ings vital to the management of this species brought back from the brink of extinction. Forty years ago when the En dangered Species Act was pa ssed, some people wondered if any panthers remained in Florida, said Carol Knox, head of the FWCs Imperiled Species Management Section. Where once a sighting of a panther was almost unheard of, today, more and more Floridians and visitors are having the thrill of seeing and even photographing this elu sive cat in the wild. Despite the mortalities in 2013, the FWC is confident the Florida panther population continues to expand, Knox said. As for vehicle-caused panther fatalities, People who slow down and drive carefully in rural areas, especially where panther crossings and speed zones are identified, can make a differ ence, Knox added. It is especially important to slow down and keep a careful lookout at dawn or dusk, when panthers are most likely to be on the move. In 2013, three panther deaths also were attributed to territorial aggression among panthers. An other panthers cause of death was undetermined, and one died of an apparent gunshot wound. Fewer Panther Deaths In 2013

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10B The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 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 Bribery Charges Against Sheriff Were Dismissed Condition of Trapeze Artist Remains Critical 20-Acre Grove Brings $22,000 Boy Injured In Fall From Roof STRANGEBUT TRUE By Samantha Weaver Of The Herald-Advocate Soccer Squads E nd Season 1:30c

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January 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 11 B 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 Civic $159 Accord $219 Odyssey $269 Pilot $289 Vehicle shown for illustration purposes only. S ame vehicle may not be available. For Secure Credit Approval 1:30c Se Habla Espaol *Payments based on 36 month lease term. Does not include tax, tag, title or dealer fee. CR-V $219 Hardee County Economic Development Council Industrial Development Authority PO Box 458 Wauchula, FL 33873 Request for Proposals (Accounting Services) The Hardee County Economic Development Council/In dustrial Development Authority requests interested parties to submit formal sealed proposals for Accounting Services. For the entire RFP package, please visit the EDC/IDA website www.hardeebusiness.com or visit our office at 107 East M ain Street, Wauchula to pick up a copy. Due Date/Time: Monday, March 3, 2014 4:30 pm Note: All prospective respondents are hereby cautioned not to contact any member of the Hardee County Economic De velopment Council/Industrial Development Authority other than the specified contact person. The Hardee County Economic Development Council/Indus trial Development Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Contact: Sarah Pelham, EDC/IDA Coordinator Phone: 863-773-3030 Fax: 863-773-4915 Email: sarah.pelham@hardeemail.com 1:30c BURN BAN T his weeks column is turned over to Deputy Chief John Adler. There is nothing more destructive than fire. It consumes everything it encounters with a ferocity unmatched in nature. Fighting fire takes an enormous amount of time and resources. It is this very fact that causes us to focus on fire prevention. One of the key prevention tools that we can use for brush fires is called, simply, a burn ban. When there are periods where a lack of adequate rain and higher winds is present, it becomes necessary to enact the burn ban. Florida's Department of Forestry has determined that this is one of those times. Conditions are right for the potential uncontrolled spread of fire. During the ban, only permitted outside fires will be allowed. Permits can be obtained by calling the Division of Forestry. It will determine if the proper safety precautions are present to allow for the burn. The permits are free and it takes a small amount of time to obtain one. There are a few precautions that everyone can use to help prevent fires during these conditions. Please limit outside cooking fires and use grills responsibly. Do not use fireworks during the ban. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Hardee County Fire-Rescue or the Department of Forestry. We will be glad to answer any question and to offer other tips that might prove to be help ful during the burn ban. I also want to take the time to acknowledge that April 4-14 is Public Safety Telecommunications Week. This is a time to acknowl edge and say thank you to our dispatchers. They are the first link in the chain for all emergencies. Their actions keep us safe and allow for a fast response and a better outcome during emergency situa tions. They are the calm voice you hear when things are at their worst. So, to all emergency dispatchers out there, I would like to say a big thank you from me and all of Hardee County Fire-Rescue. You are appreciated for the work you do. To everyone else, thank you for allowing us to serve you in your times of need, and stay safe. The Fireside B y James Stillwagon Hardee County Fire-Rescue Chief Collecting Q : I began searching for older pedal cars about 10 years ago, and so far have man aged to find three that I purchased. I had a pedal car as a child and am wondering if you can suggest a col lector I can contact, since I have some restoration work I need done? Sam, Broken Arrow, Okla. A: Ron Hughes is owner of Soda Pops in Miami, Ariz., a shop that specializes in gas pumps, signage and jukeboxes. He has more than 50 pedal cars in his inventory, and he can help you. His addresses are 505 Sullivan St., Miami, AZ 85539; and oldrestorer77@hotmail.com. Q: While cleaning out my grandmother's home, my sister and I found a kitchen gadget that has us stumped. I am enclosing a picture and hope you can identify it for us. Kathy, Los Ranchos, N.M. A: I, too, was stumped by your gadget. After searching through several reference books, I can now identify it as a "pie lifter." It was used to lift pies out of a hot oven. These are fairly rare and generally sell in the $50 to $150 range, depending on manufac turer and rarity. Q: I have several dozen Hummel figurines, and I need you to recommend a good price guide that you trust. Betty, Pueblo, Colo. A: There are at least a dozen price guides. Some good, some not so good. One of the better ones, I think, is "The Official M.J. Hummel Price Guide: Figurines & Plates" by Heidi Ann Von Recklinghausen. Published by Krause Books and in its second edition, this guide is com prehensive and reflects current values. With more than 2,000 images in full color, and updated listings, this one is highly recom mended. Q: I have a "Bozo Under the Sea" record set, which I re ceived for my birthday during the early 1950s. What do you think it is worth? Charlie, Homestead, Fla. A: I have seen the 78-rpm set sell in the $14 to $25 range, depending on the dealer and the condition of the recordings. "Bozo at the Circus," even more popular, sells for about the same. 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 The Herald-Advocate Hardee Countys Hometown Coverage Telephone (863) 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com 1. LANGUAGE: What does the verb "bibble" mean? 2. FAMOUS QUOTES: Who once said, "Humor is just another defense against the universe." 3. MOVIES: Which Charlton Heston movie used more than 1 million props? 4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: About how long is the Iditarod Trail sled dog race? 5. AD SLOGANS: What advertiser urged consumers to "Say it with flowers"? 6. ANATOMY: Of the 206 bones in the adult body, about one-fourth are located where? 7. LITERATURE: Which book written by Charles Dickens features a young boy named Pip? 8. MUSIC: What was Paul Simon's first solo to hit the Top 10? 9. MYTHOLOGY: Who was Hippolyta in Greek mythology? 10. FOOD & DRINK: What kind of fruit is the liqueur Chambord made from? ANSWERS 1. To drink often or much 2. Mel Brooks 3. "Ben-Hur" 4. More than 1,000 miles 5. FTD 6. In the feet 7. "Great Expectations" 8. "Mother and Child Reunion" 9. Queen of the Amazons 10. Raspberry (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. TRIVIA T EST By Fifi Rodriguez NOW PURCHASING CITRUS FRUIT For the 2013-14 Citrus Crop Frank Vasquez C itrus Broker 781-4133 Chapman Fruit Co. E st. 1956 1:30c YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com COURTESY PHOTO W auchula Elementary School students joined those around the state on Jan. 13 in celebrating literacy with the Million Minute Marathon. The marathon is an annual event with the goal of accumulating over 33 million reading minutes collectively. It's part of Celebrate Literacy Week, which marks the tremendous success of Florida's students over the past decade. The theme this year was Shoot for the Moon! Students were en couraged to read every day while making a connection between literacy and career options in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Teachers read the book If You Decide to Go to the Moon to each activity class. Reading minutes were calculated and sent to the state to be compiled toward the statewide goal. A MILLION MINUTES

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12B The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 SLOW-COOKER SPICED PO RK SANDWICHES Pork butt (also known as pork shoulder) is ideal for the slow cooker, which renders the meat terrifically tender ... and flavorful, especially when infused with this mix of orange juice, paprika, cumin and cloves. 1 orange 2 limes 1 tablespoon paprika 2 teaspoons ground cumin 6 whole cloves (optional) Kosher salt and pepper 1/2 cinnamon stick 3 pounds pork butt or shoul der, trimmed and cut into 4inch pieces 1/2 small red onion 4 slices country bread 1 bunch spinach, thick stems discarded 1. Zest the orange into a 5to 6-quart slow cooker. Squeeze from orange and limes into measuring cup (should yield about 3/4 cup total). Transfer all but 1/4 cup of juice to the slow cooker; refrigerate remaining juice. 2. Add the paprika, cumin, cloves (if using), 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to slow cooker and whisk to combine; add cinnamon stick. Add pork and toss to coat. Cook, cov e red, until pork is tender and easily pulls apart, on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 5 to 6 hours. 3. When pork has 15 minutes left to cook, thinly slice onion and add to reserved juice. Let sit, tossing occasionally, until ready to use. Toast the bread. 4. Remove the cinnamon stick. Using forks, shred the pork and stir it into the cooking liquid. Push the pork to one side. Add the spinach to the other side; season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and toss until beginning to wilt. Top the bread with the pork, spinach and onions. Serves 4. Tips & Techniques: Instead of making sandwiches, pile the pork, spinach and onions on top of Cheddar cheese grits. calories, 14g total fat (5g satu rated), 125mg cholesterol, 752mg sodium, 30g total carbs, 3g dietary fiber, 43g protein. (Recipe courtesy Woman's Day magazine.) For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at www.goodhousekeeping.com/re cipefinder/. (c) 2013 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Good Housekeeping PERFECT POT ROAST J ust about perfect that's the best way to describe this won derful slow-cooker pot roast. See if you don't agree! 4 cups diced raw potatoes 3 cups sliced carrots 2 cups chopped celery 1 cup chopped onion 1 (2-pound) lean beef rump roast 1 (12-ounce) jar fat-free beef gravy 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1. Spray a slow-cooker con tainer with butter-flavored cook c arrots, celery and onion in prepared container. Arrange roast over vegetables. 2. In a small bowl, combine gravy, parsley flakes and black mixture over top. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours. Just before serving, cut roast into 8 pieces. Makes 8 servings (1 piece roast and 1 cup veg etable mixture). calories, 7g fat, 27g protein, 22g Starch, 1 Vegetable. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Comfort Foods Made F AST AND HEALTHY! By Healthy Exchanges GATORHEATING& AIRCONDITIONINGREFRIGERATION & ICE MACHINESTHINKGREEN SAVEENERGYAVEMONEY863-832-3399LOCALLY OWNED 1:30c Licensed & Insured CAC 1815095 CALL FOR SERVICE TODAY LL MAKES SALEON CHANGE OUTS SALEON DUCT WORK GET YOUR DUCT WORK DONE NOWAND SAVE FREE ESTIMATES ON CHANGE OUTS DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Wh at's all this about dust mites? Do they carry disease? How do we kill them? A baseball bat? R.H. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: About dust mites I am getting nowhere with them be cause they are practically invisible. They crawl in and out of my mouth and on my face when I am in bed. I have suffered too long with them. P.B. hardly visible; they're smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. They don't transmit diseases, but they can create trouble for those who are allergic to them or their waste material. The mite skeleton and waste products can provoke asthma, skin itching, eye itching, sneez ing and dripping nose. Most peo ple, however, live in blissful ignorance of the mites. They have no symptoms. Dust mites don't bite. They feed on dead skin cells, mostly cells that have fallen off the body. They don't enter the mouth. You really can't tell they're around. They like living in bedrooms -in mattresses and bedding, in cluding blankets -upholstered furniture and carpets. They can take up life in stuffed animals. Allow only washable stuffed toys into a bedroom. They prefer a warm, humid environment, a preference that can be used to evict them. Keep the bedroom cool and dry with a dehumidifier, an air con ditioner or both. The humidity should be less than 50 percent. Mites dehydrate at that humidity. Wash all bedding weekly. Vacuum mattresses and in coverings specially made from cotton, polyester or plastic. Mites don't disappear overnight. The battle against them has to go on for months and months. A victory isn't total elimination, but a reduction in their popula tion. If after all these measures a person still suffers allergic symp toms, visit an allergist for desensitization therapy. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I read that more heart attacks occur in winter than in sum mer. Why? If you dress warmly, does that protect you? N.C. stress on the body and the heart. The heart has to work harder to keep the body warm by pumping more blood than it ordinarily does. That extra effort is too much for hearts not in the best of shape. Dressing warmly lessens the risk. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Both my sister and I take Synthroid. My doctor insists that I take it first thing in the morning, before I have had anything to eat. He also has told me not to eat for 30 to 60 minutes after taking the tablet. My sis ter didn't get any similar instructions. She takes hers at noon with lunch. Who's right? L.C. take Synthroid, the mostoften-prescribed thyroid hormone preparation, on an empty stomach and to wait at least 30 minutes before taking any food. I have to assume that your sister's doctor is checking her thyroid hormone levels from time to time. If they're OK, she's OK and her medicine-taking is OK. If she has to increase her dose of the medicine because of low blood levels, then she should adopt your method of taking Synthroid. 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 It pays to a dvertise in your Hometown Newspaper We are saving this space just for Y YO OU U! !The HeraldAdvocate 115 S. 7th Ave. 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com rectchevy.com R OBBY E LLIOTT 1:30c Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels The Herald Advocate 773-3255 or w ww.TheHeraldAdvocate.com a nd wit Oscar Wilde who made the following sage observation: "There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it." sical recording was made in itors" by Swedish pop superstars ABBA. bananas to eat. Many had never seen a banana and didn't know how to eat one -some ate the whole thing, peel and all. of Swaziland, the Civil Aviation Authority has set a ceiling of 500 feet on light aircraft. These aircraft, as well as kites and remote controlled toys, are not allowed to go above that limit. Also included in the category of light aircraft are broomsticks. Any witch who flies on a broomstick above that limit is subject to a fine of more than $50,000 and possible arrest. moving to another country, you might want to consider Finland. In that country, employees are offered, on average, 44 paid vacation days every year. Of course, you might want to consider that even in the warm southwestern part of the country, winters last about 100 days, with snow covering the ground from mid-October to early May. Iowa (unsurprisingly) comes from a Native American lan guage. The original word, "ayuxba," means "sleepy ones." writer; he also was an engineer. He's the guy who figured out how to get powdered sugar to stick to doughnuts. Thought for the Day: "To be capable of embarrassment is the beginning of moral conscious ness. Honor grows from qualms." John Leonard (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. STRANGEBUT TRUE By Samantha Weaver

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C The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, January 30 2014 PAGE ONE By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate The Hardee Wildcat five begin district playoffs early next week. The Cats are down to their final pair of season games this week. The JV finish up today (Thursday) at 6 in the first game of a double-header against the visiting Lake Placid Green Dragons. Prior to the varsity game, there will be Senior Night awards for Steve Metayer and Tyler Helms. Playing in the Mosaic Stinger Shootout on Friday night, Hardee is scheduled to compete against Lake Wales Vanguard. That leaves Hardee ready to play in the Class 5A, Region 3, District 11 playoffs next week. In an unusual playoff format this year, each playoff game will be played at the gym of the top seed. District rivals are DeSoto, Lemon Bay and Se-bring, which appears to be the top seed and will greet fourth-seeded Hardee. Lemon Bay is second seed and will host third seed DeSoto. In action last week, Hardee won over Mulberry and lost to Lakeland and Avon Park. The first game of the week was at home against Mulberry in a varsity-only encounter. Hardee kept ahead all game in the fairly even battle between the Panthers and Wildcats. Hardee led 17-15 a t the end of the first quarter and increased the Wildcat lead to 3631 with a 19-16 advantage in the second stanza. It was a slow, even third pe riod in which each squad only earned a dozen points. Hardee took the final period 16-13 to win 64-56. Steve Metayer led all scorers with 25 points, with Djes Youte adding 15, Dustin Smith nine, Jordan Jones and Livenson Metayer each five, Tyler Smith a trey and Marco DeLeon two points. The older Metayer player also had seven rebounds, four steals, a blocked shot, four deflections and seven assists for a wellrounded game. Youte had a half dozen rebounds, a Jones, the Smith twins and Helms also joined in the rebound parade. Tyer Smith and Youte each had a blocked shot and Youte added three steals. Dustin Smith con tributed with a pair of deflec tions and Jones had four of them. Jones also had four as sists. Last Thursday, Hardee hosted the Lakeland Dreadnaughts, which ran away with the game from the opening tipoff in their 67-38 win. They held Steve Metayer to just 19 points, The Smith brothers each had six points, Livenson Metayer four a nd Youte three points. Steve Metayer pulled down a dozen rebounds, with Jones and Dustin Smith getting four apiece, Youte three, Helms two and DeLeon one. Levinson Metayer added three assists. Last weeks finale was an other home game, against the Avon Park Red Devils, which won 67-57. Hardee outscored Avon Park 17-15 in the second quarter but was still down 35-31 at halftime. The Red Devils gained back the two points in the third quarter and prevailed by 10 points. Senior Steve Metatyer sank 25 points, with 13 by Youte, nine by Jones, four by freshman Livenson Metayer and three apiece by the Smith brothers. Steve Matayer snared 11 re bounds, with seven assists, four steals and a deflection. DeLeon had a blocked shot, steal and de flection. Youte had three re bounds and Jones, the Smith boys and younger Metayer each added to the rebounding. Jones had five steals, Livenson Metayer four and Youte two. The season stats show every player in the scoring column as well as contributing on blocks, deflections, rebounds, steals and assists. BB Boys Go District By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate The Hardee girls softball team is the first of the spring sports to get going. The varsity girls start play on Saturday in a pre-season tourna ment in Lake Wales. They will play the host Lake Wales at 10 a.m. and take on George Jenkins at noon in back-to-back outings. The regular season beings on Feb. 6 with a visit from Frostproof. The JV squads will tangle at 5:30 and the varsity set-to is about 7:30 p.m. The next day, Friday, Hardee will head to Okeechobee for games at 6 and 7:30 p.m. The Lady Cats dont clash with a district opponent until Feb. 28, when they travel to Lemon Bay. Other Class 5A, Reg. 3, District 11 opponents are Sebring and DeSoto. Long-time varsity Head Coach Sharri Knight recently re tired so she can spend time following the career of her daughter, Kayla, who graduated last spring and is now playing for the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish, beginning their spring season on Feb. 7-8. Varsity assistant Caitlin Bliss has moved up to lead the Lady Wildcats, with Julian Garcia again as varsity assistant. Melanie Henderson is the JV Head Coach with her assistant Christina Haedo The varsity returns most of its starters from last season, including senior pitcher Karlee Henderson and junior catcher Makayla Deuberry, who were co-defensive players of the year last season. Other seniors are Arissa Camel, Addison Aubry and Kendall Gough. Underclassmen include junior pitcher/infielderAlex Ullrich, 2013 Hustle award winner, Mor gan Walters, 2013 Most Im proved Player and Hannah Carlton, 2013 Rookie of the Year award winner. Others are juniors Kem Derringer and Ca ryssa Johnson, Jakaysha Lindsey, Senida Garcia and Sara Welch. JV players include Gabby Allen, 2013 JV Most Valuable Player and Tiffany Flores, 2013 Most Improved Player and Jacqueline McGhee, who suffered a broken leg and lost most of t he 2013 season. Others are Tara McNabb, Kourtney Henderson, Tiffany Owens, Diana DeSantiago, Ana Erikson, Alyssa Tatum, Mara Goodwyn, Arianna Ramos, Vanessa Ortiz, Michaela Villarreal, Shayna Harned and Julia Figueroa. 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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 30, 2014 F our-year-old Mary liked the story, The Three Little Pigs. She begged her father to read it to her every night. One day he taped the story and when she asked him to read it to her he said, Dear, please turn on the tape recorder. I made a recording especially for you. But, she protested, it cant hug me. When someone wraps their arms around us we feel safe and loved, wanted and important. Love has eyes to see the misery of others, ears to hear the cries of others, feet that hurry to help others, hands that can lift the burdens of others and a heart to feel the pain of others.

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January 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3C Pioneer Creek RV NewsBy Reggie DeSmet and Andie McCosco We had our weigh-in for the Biggest Loser contest after a year, and our park lost a total of 331 pounds. The biggest loser was Shirley Richards for the women and two men tied, Tom Lunney and Rick Mulkey. What a great job! It is never easy to stick to it. CHAPEL Bob and Ardeth Johns, Jennie Merriman and Ruth Brunger greeted 173. Devo-tional was given through music on the accordion by Mary Legar. The choir sang You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore, di rected by Sandy Feeser and accompanied by Cheryl on piano. Pastor David spoke from Psalm 142:1-7, entitling his ser mon Complaint Department. SCOREBOARD Bowling: Bob Bellis had high game 204 and high series 530 for the men, and Terry Stamm had high game 157 and high series 388 for the women. Horseshoes: Pioneer Creek and Craigs RV Park ended up tied at 16 games in a match held at a very cool and windy Craigs. Their 50/50 was split, with 25/25 split and Jeff Mayo winning. SPOTLIGHT Jay and Janice Pippenger hale from Warsaw, Ind., Jays hometown and Janice is from just a short distance away in Milford. They met through friends introducing them and have been mar ried for 40 years. Jay worked many years as a mold and pattern maker of boats, recreational vehicles and in the medical field, retiring from Paragon Medical in 2007. Janice taught school for 37 years at North Miami Elemen-tary School in Denver, Ind. Jay has enjoyed making model airplanes, trains and restoring old cars. Janice is in terested in quilting and is plan ning to join the quilters class. Traveling has been one of their main interests. They have been to 49 of the 50 states and spent a month in Alaska touring several places like Denali Na tional Park, Ketchikan, the area around Fairbanks and Homer, with seeing many wild animals in their travels. Their favorite place was Homer, which is lo cated on the water with the mountains surrounding it, with absolutely beautiful scenery. They dream of returning again. After spending many years visiting Janices mother in Florida at Christmas, they knew when retirement was approaching, they would come to Florida for the winter. They have friends in the area but didnt want a place in a big city, so about five years ago they started coming to our park for short visits after reading about the classes for stained glass that Pioneer Creek offered. They now have become new residents after purchasing a unit in the park at the end of the season last year, and are ready to enjoy all the many activities that are offered along with chapel services on the premises. We welcome them and they will be a great addition to our little slice of heaven. AROUND THE PARK Gary Hyde is home and doing well. Mike Akelian is back in the hospital. Keep him in your prayers. Shirley and Chuck Cline had a wonderful time hosting their daughter, Kelly Vallimont, and twin grandchildren Danny and Breanna Durst and friend Chuck Slater and daughter Teresa and Bob Malmgren. They also are friends with Maryellen and Tom Hopkins. Tom and Maryellen showed them all the sightes of Florida. What fun they had. BREAKFAST Our sausage gravy and biscuits was hosted by Lucy and Leonard Starr and Kathy and Charles Gaylog. They did a fine job serving eggs, grits and pancakes. Yumm. Jerry Kruys won the 50/50. He needed it after having new steps put in and a new ride. POTLUCK The theme was "International Dishes," and what an array of dishes was served. The tables were decorated with flags from all over. The dishes were awe some and delicious. Hosting were Sue and Bob Fenner, Liz and Dave Schwab, Bill and Pat Grant and Richard and Karen Lovell. Ray Tuttle was the auctioneer for our afterdinner auction, which is always a good time vying for the best gift. SHUFFLEBOARD After a few weeks of cold and raining weather we finally got on the court with a beautiful day. Friday, Jan. 17, we had 11 playing. Carol Yaw beat everyone with four wins and no losses. Jan. 21 saw 14 people out to enjoy some sunshine. Frank Huiet and Dowayne Parks were the winners. Each had three wins before we were rained out before the playoffs, so a tie was declared. BINGO Jan. 16 saw 42 playing this exciting game. Linda Chiburn took the 50/50, while five mer chant certificates were given out as prizes for other winners. Cherie Perry won the jackpot. Monday, Jan. 20, saw Alicia Ornelas winning the 50/50 and the jar. WII BOWLING Frank Huiet once again was the highest bowler, with a high average of 224. Oasis RV NewsBy Georgianna Mills My FatherMy father had the bluest eyes, like the crystal sea. Now hes gone to Heaven to watch over us as far as he can see! He has his wings and a halo bright and shiny to guide him, his memory will linger on. No longer will he suffer nor shall he want, or pain shall he feel. Because he is by Gods side, to watch us from above. No longer will Edsel feel the heat of the sun, nor Thine winters rage. Now thy worldly task is done. Hes done all his work and paid Thines wages. Time is as unique as the stars in the sky. We all boldly move on to do what time permits. Edsel has moved on from our world, and now and always will be in our hearts and in the sky, to watch over us as he embarks on his new job by the Lords side. Sandra Lynn Flores Poets Place PUBLISH YOUR ORIGINAL POETRY! Poets Place is a feature which relies solely on reader input. Only your original work may be submitted. Send your poetry to: Poets Place, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. 1:23-2:13c (863) 767-8920(Road North of Aarons Rental. Next to Heartland Pediatrics) DELIVERYSERVICEAVAILABLE Monday-Friday Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00pm1:30c 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 smart-phone 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. HeartlandPharmacy We put our into our service Bob Jones led the prayer at Koffee Klatch on Jan. 22, while Frank Rossi led the U.S. Pledge and I led the Canadian Pledge. The 50/50 winners were Ran dall Solner, Lot 226, Lot 279, Wendy and Elwin Green and Chuck and Barb Ellis. Joe Bennitt announced that CPR classes will start Feb. 5. This was the largest group to attend Koffee Klatch this year. DESSERT & FASHION SHOW Crafts are hosting the eighth annual Ladies Only Dessert & Fashion Show on Monday at 1 p.m. in the Rec Hall. All monies raised will be donated toward cancer. Flyers have been posted in a lot of the RV parks, and we hope to see some ladies come from these parks. Our Craft Fair & Luncheon has been changed to Monday, March 10, starting at 9 a.m. DANCES There was a good crowd at the dance Jan. 18 with Doin It Rite, even though a few were under the weather. Door prizes were won by Leslie Bryson, Birdie Simms, Ron Bryson, Lois Conley, Charlie Lane and Patty Tapp. The next dance is this Satur day with Buddy Canova. Tickets for the s and s Dinner & Dance on March 1 will go on sale at my house on Wednesday, Feb. 5. BINGO Some of the bingo winners in the last month were Rosalie Folnsbee, Jeannie Carney, Earl Folnsbee, Lucille Stulich, Tina Spoor, Wendy Green, Jeannette Jacques, Gert Brayton, Rob Bohro, Mike Waldeck, Sherry Chamberlain, Betty Stephens, Elnora MacNaughton, Mike Johnson, Sharron Noble, Shirley Glessner and myself. The large jackpot winner on Jan. 20 was split between Mary Bower and Darlene. Judy Fisher won the small jackpot. SCORES Bowling, Jan. 15: Team 7 consisting of Margaret Bohl, Leona Munsie and June Rankin is in first place. Mens Golf, Jan. 16: In-divid ual Net As, Larry Cahill; Bs, Fred Leverone; Cs, Norm Batchelor; and Ds, Harold Lockett. Mixed Golf, Jan. 20: 123 Scramble tie between Steve Vanee, Jim Atkinson, Alice Hunt and Paul Vaughan and a team consisting of Len Walter, David Lawrence, Robert Gag-non and Rita Delisle. Shuffling, Jan. 21: Winners were Sherry Chamberlain, Richard Griffith, Gary Householder, Lorraine Howerter, Bob Jones, Norm Lemke, Leroy Robbins, Karen Schroeder and Ron Storm. Bocce, Jan. 2: Tied for first place is the Aqua team and the White team. Crystal Lake RV NewsBy Joyce Taylor

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4C The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 _______________________________ I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 252010DR000227 ANDREW SMITH, Petitioner and DAFFNEY SMITH, Respondent. _______________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION TO MODIFY CUSTODY AND TIME SHARING TO:DAFFNEY SMITH 2909 Garza Road Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 YOU ARE NOTIFIEDthat an action for Modification of Custody and Visitation has been filed against you and that you are re quired to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Andrew Smith whose address is 703 Oak Forest Dr., Wauchula, FL 33873 on or before Feb. 21, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 417 W. Main St., Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief de manded 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 Circuit 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 disclosure of documents and informa tion. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: January 24, 2014 VICTORIA L. ROGERS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: CONNIE COKER Deputy Clerk 1:30-2:20p _______________________________ _______________________________ I N 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 Clerk 1:23,30c _______________________________ _______________________________ I N 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 P ursuant 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. Coleman 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 accommodation 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 _______________________________ _______________________________ I N 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 Clerk 1:16-2:6c ____________________________________ _______________________________ I N 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 Circuit 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 disclosure 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 Clerk 1:16-2:6p _______________________________ It pays to a dvertise in your Hometown Newspaper We are saving this space just for Y YO OU U The HeraldAdvocate 115 S. 7th Ave. 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com Top 10 Pop Singles T his Week Last Week 1. Pitbull feat. Ke$ha No. 1 "Timber" 2. One Re-public No. 2 "Counting Stars" 3. Eminem feat. Rihanna No. 3 "The Monster" 4. Katy Perry No. 6 "Dark Horse" 5. A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera No. 5 "Say Something" 6. Passenger No. 7 "Let Her Go" 7. Lorde No. 4 "Royals" 8. Avicii No. 8 "Wake Me Up!" 9. Imagine Dragons No. 10 "Demons" 10. One Direction No. 12 "Story of My Life" Top 10 Albums 1. Soundtrack No. 1 "Frozen" 2. Beyonce No. 2 "Beyonce" 3. Kid Ink new entry "My Own Lane" 4. Eminem No. 3 "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" 5. Lorde No. 5 "Pure Heroine" 6. One Direction No. 6 "Midnight Memories" 7. Katy Perry No. 4 "Prism" 8. Miley Cyrus N. 13 "Bangerz" 9. Imagine Dragons No. 10 "Night Visions" 10. R. Kelly No. 11 "Black Panties" Top 10 Hot Country Singles 1. Luke Bryan No. 2 "Drink a Beer" 2. Florida Georgia Line No. 1 "Stay" 3. David Nail No. 3 "Whatever She's Got" 4. Cole Swindell No. 5 "Chillin' It" 5. Jason Aldean No. 8 "When She Says Baby" 6. Zac Brown Band No. 9 "Sweet Annie" 7. Cassadee Pope No. 6 "Wasting All These Tears" 8. Eli Young Band No. 7 "Drunk Last Night" 9. The Band Perry No. 11 "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" 10. Eric Paslay No. 12 "Friday Night" Source: Billboard (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. TOP Of Th e Charts as of Sept. 30, 2013 Not Your Mama's P ressure Cooker The recent cold weather sparked a yearning at my house for a nice pot of pinto beans with a side of spicy, jalapeno corn bread. The problem was that I hadn't pre-soaked my beans. The solution my new Fagor pressure cooker. Previously, I had been afraid to use a pressure cooker, mainly be cause of the way the older models were designed. My mother's pressure cooker rattled, hummed and blew out fragrant puffs of hot steam like a metal dragon. I've heard numerous urban leg ends about pressure cooker ex plosions, food-splattered ceilings and ruined dinners. Fortunately, the newer models are virtually fool-proof, sleekly designed and easy to use. The modern pressure cooker is a hermetically sealed pot that heats water or other liquids to a temperature of about 250 de grees F. This is a far higher temperature than you can reach by cooking in an ordinary pot, be cause the temperature of food is limited by the boiling point of water (212 F). A pressure cooker can reduce cooking time by a factor of three to four. Here's how it works: The liq uid starts boiling and some of it changes to steam, which causes a mixture of air and steam to be released via the safety valve. Once all the air is released, pressure builds up in the pot. When the desired pressure is reached, the heat is turned down to a level where it maintains the proper pressure, and no more steam will be released. If the pressure gets too high, the valve will release steam to prevent the pot from ex ploding. Modern pressure cookers have a back-up pressure release, which comes into action if the safety valve gets obstructed by the contents of the pot, such as soup or stew. The secret of the modern pressure cooker is in the lid, which usually is fitted to the pot by a bayonet lock. It contains a rubber ring and at least one safety valve. The safety valve not only re leases air and steam, but has an indicator that shows the built-up pressure. Usually, there are two pressure levels to choose from: The first mark for foods that don't need much pressure, such as vegetables and fish; the sec ond, more commonly used, is for practically anything else, such as potatoes, curry or meat. My recipe for Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas combines traditional risotto cooking tech niques with the speed and effi ciency of a pressure cooker. For more information about pressure Kitchen Div a By Angela Medearis cookers, go to www.fagor.com. RISOTTO WITH MUSHROOMS AND PEAS If you use one of the other types of Italian risotto rice Baldo, Violone Nano or Carnaroli instead of the traditional Arborio, you'll need to cook it for 5 to 6 minutes under pressure rather than 4 to 5 min utes. 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter 3 slices bacon, diced 1/2 cup finely chopped onions 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 cloves garlic, diced 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice 1/2 cup dry white wine, sherry, dry vermouth or aged white balsamic vinegar 3 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth 8 ounces sliced portabella mushrooms 8 ounces white mushrooms 1 cup frozen sweet green peas 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus more to pass at the table 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, for garnish 1. Heat oil or butter in a 2 1/2quart or larger cooker. Add bacon and cook over high heat until bacon is crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove bacon to paper towels to drain. Add onions, salt and pepper to oil and cook over high heat for about a minute, stir ring frequently. Stir in garlic and the rice, taking care to coat the rice with the oil. Cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. 2. Stir in wine or balsamic vinegar. Cook over high heat until rice has absorbed the liquid, about 30 seconds. Stir in 3 cups of broth and the mushrooms, tak ing care to scrape up any rice that might be sticking to the bottom of the cooker. Lock the lid in place. Over high heat, bring to high pressure. Reduce heat just enough to maintain high pres sure, and cook for 4 minutes. 3. Turn off the heat. Quick-release pressure by setting the cooker under cold running water. Remove the lid, tilting it away from you to allow the steam to escape. 4. Set cooker over mediumhigh heat, and stir vigorously. The risotto will look fairly soupy at this point. Boil while stirring every minute or so, until the mix ture thickens and the rice is tender but still chewy, 1 to 4 minutes. Stir in the peas when the rice is almost done. (If the mixture becomes dry before the rice is done, stir in the extra 1/2 cup of broth.) The finished risotto should be slightly runny; it will continue to thicken as it sits on the plate. 5. Turn off the heat. Stir in the bacon, Parmesan and nutmeg. Serve immediately, garnished with a little parsley, if desired. Pass extra Parmesan at the table. (Additional pressure cooker in formation provided by the Encyclopedia Britannica, www.britannica.com.) 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 Sebring Podiatry Center 3 801 US 27 North, Suite D3 Sebring, FL 33870 863-314-8600 Dr. Dale C. Anderson Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Wauchula & Lake Placid Appointments Available!Toenail Fungus? Laser Solution! Sebring Podiatry Center 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. Shoes and nail polish can be worn immediately after the treatment. 10:18tfc rectchevy.com LLOYD HALL 1:30c HARDEE COUNTY K IDS NEED HARDEE COUNTY HELP! Ease a dependent childs way through the court sys tem. Volunteer to be a Guardian Ad Litem. 773-2505 (If office unattended, please leave message.)

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January 30, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7C DEAR PAW'S CORNER: My neighbor insists that giving vitamin supplements and "homeopathic" treatments to her dog "Gracie" is key to her health. I disagree that a pet needs so much extra help. Doesn't pet food provide enough nutrients? Les in San Diego DEAR LES: That answer really depends on the pet and the type of food it's eating, and partly on the disposition of the owner. Dogs are living beings just like us, and need regular feeding, exercise and medica tions when they're sick. Owners naturally want their pet to be as healthy as possible, which is why the pet supplement market continues to grow. Want your dog to have a shiny coat? There's a vitamin for that. Vitamin and mineral supple ments for pets are as varied as similar supplements for adults, and should be given after an owner has done his or her homework on the best vitamins for their pet. Veterinarians often rec ommend specific supplements to help pets stay healthy or recover after an illness or injury. Senior pets also frequently are given certain supplements to help with sore joints and other health prob lems that accompany aging. Homeopathic remedies also are popular. Many owners swear by off-the-shelf general treat ments like Rescue Remedy, which helps calm anxious pets. Pet foods, while providing allaround nutrition for dogs of different sizes, increasingly have added supplements to their for mulas. Owners should be aware of which specific supplements are in their pet's food, to avoid giving too much of a particular vitamin or mineral. And of course, check with your pet's vet erinarian about whether supple ments are needed, what kind and how much.(c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.Paw s CornerBy Sam Mazzotta Crime Blotter During the past week, sheriffs deputies and city police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests: COUNTY Jan. 26, Jeremy Edwards Wells, 21, of 502 Fifth St. E., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens and charged with battery and violation of probation. Jan. 26, Christian Rodriguez, 18, of 166 Old Dixie Highway, Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Todd Souther and charged with resisting/obstructing an officer without violence. Jan. 26, Amanda Jo Clair, 25, of 3496 SR 64 W., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Chris Albritton and charged with battery. Jan. 26, a theft on Stansfield Road was reported. Jan. 25, Christy Lucella Pace, 34, of 1629 Lincoln St., Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Manuel Zuniga and charged with retail theft. Jan. 25, a residential burglary on Hobb Road, criminal mischief on Deer Run, and thefts on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and on U .S. 17 North were reported. Jan. 24, Joel Diaz-Sanchez, 24, of 905 W. Grape St., Bowling Green, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant. Jan. 24, Reynaldo Gaona, 44, of 830 Alabama St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Chris Albritton and charged with disorderly conduct. Jan. 24, burglary of a conveyance on U.S. 17 South, a tag stolen on Morgan Road, and thefts at Carlton Street and at U. S. 17 North were reported. Jan. 23, Melissa Denise Stringer, 42, of 813 S. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation. Jan. 23, Silvestre Sandoval Soto, 41, of 419 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Daniel Arnold and charged with battery. Jan. 23, Minerva Anselmo, 53, of 1895 Rigdon Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. James Adler and charged with larceny. Jan. 23, a residential burglary on Captiva Avenue, and thefts on SR 64 West, Sweet Gum Parkway and U.S. 17 North were reported. Jan. 22, Juan Sanchez-Tzompaxtle, 26, of 4821 Epps Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Yolanda Hernandez on a charge of failure to appear in court. Jan. 22, Lee Shannon Harris, 39, of 110 Orange St., Lake Placid, was arrested by Cpl. James Adler and charged with battery. Jan. 22, a residential burglary on Platt Road, and thefts on SR 64 East and on U.S. 17 North were reported. Jan. 21, Delmiro Garcia, 28, of 4520 Maple Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested on a charge of contempt of court violation of an injunction for protection. Jan. 21, Antonio Sambrano Ornelas, 40, of 4117 Captiva Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of failure to appear in court. Jan. 21, criminal mischief on Hanusch Road and a theft on U. S. 17 North were reported. Jan. 20, Ciana Elmeus, 29, of 309 Tuskegee St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Abbott and charged with battery. Jan. 20, Marcus Allen Carter, 24, of 315 SR 62, Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Paul Johnson and charged with aggravated battery. Jan. 20, a residential burglary on Barkdoll Road, criminal mis chief on Ralph Smith Road, and thefts on Brown Road, East Main Street and on Fifth Street East were reported. WAUCHULA Jan. 25, Crystal Marie Escobedo, 23, of 795 LaPlaya Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Justin Wyatt and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and posses sion of drug paraphernalia. Jan. 25, a fight on East Bay Street and a theft on South Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South) was reported. Jan. 21, burglary of a conveyance on Park Drive was reported. BOWLING GREEN Jan. 25, a fight on Doyle Parker Avenue was reported. Jan. 21, Sergio Melendez, 36, of 4620 Maple Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpt. Brett Dowden and charged with bat tery. Jan. 21, a theft on West Jones Street was reported. KNOW THE SIGNS OF SENIOR ABUSE Sometimes it takes watchful eyes to keep seniors safe. Whether it's physical, emotional or financial abuse, or any other kind, those who come in contact with seniors can look for signs that all is not well. In banking, if you spot a senior who seems distressed and who repeatedly takes large sums of money out of an account (or changes his or her routine), that senior might be a victim of abuse or a scam. (Seniors, don't use the drive-up teller window. Go inside so staff can get to know you. Sign a new signature card every six months so your handwriting sample is current.) If you spot personality changes in a senior, the cause might be physical or it might be a result of abuse. Ask what's going on. If a senior who used to dress immaculately is now wear ing the same clothes for days in a row, ask. If a senior is no longer as sociable or doesn't par ticipate in previous activities, ask. If you spot bruises or injury, ask. In a caregiver or hospital situation, you might see lack of care or physical abuse. A neighbor who's had relatives move in might suddenly change his or her routines. At home, the senior might be denied food or medi cine or mail. If you want more information to help seniors, go online to the National Center on Elder Abuse (www.ncea.aoa.gov) or call 1855-500-3537. Learn about the signs of abuse and what you can do when you suspect it's taking place. Check eldercare.gov, or call 1-800-677-1116. You'll find information on getting help for housing, in-home services, longterm care, nutrition ... and abuse. Seniors, if you think you're being abused in any way, call the police. You don't have to put up with abusive treatment. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incor porate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com.(c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. SENIORNEWSLINEby Matilda Charles2014 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDSMeetings to be held in County Commission Chambers, Room 102 Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida unless otherwise noted BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Regular meetings first Thursday at 8:30 a.m. & third Thursday at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF February 06th at 8:30 a.m. and 20th at 6:00 p.m. Planning Session 02/14/14 at 8:30 a.m. Joint Meeting with P&Z Mosaic Annual Report 02/06/14 at 6:00 p.m. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY INDEPENDENT BOARD MONTH OF February To be announced. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL/INDUSTRIAL DEVELOP MENT AUTH. Meets on second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. MONTH OF February th PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF February 06th CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Building Department Conference Room, 401 West Main Street MONTH OF February 10th COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF February 03rd LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II MONTH OF February No meeting scheduled HOUSING AUTHORITY Meets quarterly on the third Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula MONTH OF February No meeting scheduled. HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE Meets quarterly at Hardee County Health Department Auditorium at Noon MONTH OF February No meeting scheduled. HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD Usually meets third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. MONTH OF February 18th at 5:30 p.m. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements should contact the County Commissioners office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting. This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105. Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 1:30ncCITY OF WAUCHULA FAIR HOUSING TRAINING PUBLIC NOTICEThe City of Wauchula adopted a Fair Housing Ordinance pursuant to Community Development Block Grant requirements. The purpose of the Ordinance is to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, familial status, handicap and all other covered classes regarding housing. The City has scheduled a training session designed for the real estate, insurance and banking professionals as well as property owners. This training session will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., at the Wauchula City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida. A separate training session for elected officials and the general public will be held at the same location on Monday, February 10, 2014 at or around 6:00 p.m., as part of the City Commission meeting. The training sessions will be used to review the contents of the Ordinance and the commitments made by the City in order to make all officials and the general public aware of the intent and meaning of the Fair Housing Ordinance. The training sessions will be conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any persons requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Holly Smith, City of Wauchula City Clerk, (863) 773-3535, at least three (3) calendar days prior to the sessions and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the sessions should contact Holly Smith, City of Wauchula City Clerk, (863) 773-3535 at least three (3) calendar days prior to the sessions and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call 1-800-955-8771. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at the sessions should contact Holly Smith, City of Wauchula City Clerk, (863) 773-3535 at least three (3) calendar days prior to the sessions. 1:30c 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

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8C The Herald-Advocate, January 30, 2014 Courthouse Report COUNTY COURT Th e following marriage li censes were issued recently in the office of the county court: Oneco Briseno, 22, Crystal City, Texas, and Ciara Marie Clax, 16, Wauchula. Gregorio R. Perez, 44, Wauchula, and Samantha Lynn Rodriguez, 25, Wauchula. The following small claims cases were disposed of recently by the county judge: CACH vs. Richardo R. Trevino, default judgment. Hardee County Housing Au thority d/b/a The Palms Apart ments vs. Nicole Vasquez and Frances Gushlaw, judgment for tenant eviction. Eloise Bolin vs. Amber Kelly, judgment for tenant eviction. There was no misdemeanor court last week as it was trial week. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the office of the circuit court: Virginia Wilson vs. Trenton Swanson, damages auto negligence. Reverse Mortgage Solutions Inc. vs. estate of Julia Faye Davis et al, petition for mort gage foreclosure. S tate Department of Transportation vs. Thomas E. Brauck hoff, Lorraine G. Brauckhoff et al, petition for taking of property under eminent domain. Deservil Lamay and Augustine Duversin, divorce. Kenneth Reas and Amber Reas, divorce. Gloria Hernandez and the state Department of Revenue (DOR) vs. Reynaldo Salazar, petition for child support. Aimee Kathryn Baker and DOR vs. Reyes Orta Garcia, petition for child support. Dianna Garza and Lino Se gura, divorce. Leonard Morris vs. Department of Corrections et al, peti tion to review inmate situation. Betty F. Ysai and David Ysai, divorce. Lendy Judith DeSantiago and Virgilo Avilez-Cruz, di-vorce. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the cir cuit court were handed down recently by the circuit court judge: Suntrust Mortgage Inc. vs. Matthew Edwin Pollock et al, order vacating judgment of Sept. 4 and dismissing case. Rita M. Sweatt and DOR vs. Robert Preston Bivens Jr., order on child support contempt. J essica Gonzales vs. Mindy Lee, dismissal of injunction for protection. Beatrice Zamorano and DOR vs. Isaias Carrillo, order on child support contempt. Rachel L. Lanham and DOR vs. Travis J. Lanham, order on child support contempt. Jaterrica N. Robinson and DOR vs. Michael Bernard Joseph, order on child support contempt. Leigh Ann Trammell and DOR vs. Kevin W. Bartel II, order on child support contempt. Linda G. Strickland Rosenberger vs. Kenneth L. Martin, order on child support contempt. Linda Sue Carter and DOR vs. Lewis M. Kembirling III, order. Christina Lynn Wilson and DOR vs. Jarrod Luvear Oliver, order on child support contempt. Thomas J. Sneider and DOR vs. Samantha L. Alderman, order on child support contempt. Sandra Flores vs. Asuncion Leon, voluntary dismissal. Wauchula State Bank vs. Michael H. and Patricia G. Groff, judgment. There was no felony criminal court last week as it was trial week. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the office of the clerk of court: Lawrence J. Martell and Mary Katherine Martell to Eq uity Trust Co. as custodian, $20,000. Jack R. and Sharon K. Williams to Matthew and Jeanette Dillon, $225,000. Laura Villarreal Morales to Salvador Arana, $55,000. First National Bank of Wauchula to Rafik Abdelhalim (two properties), $52,000. Torrey Oaks RV and Golf Re sort to Frank K. and Lind L. Neri, $24,900. W. Reynolds Allen as trustee to Edward G. and Irma E. Parker, $230,000. Elvia C. Roque to TwentyTwenty Groves Inc., $100,000. Suntrust Mortgage Inc. to Cameron Peterson, $99,900. NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED NOTICE 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 26 TH day of FEBRUARY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 16 th day 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. 197.512 1:23-2:13c NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & INTENTION T O CONSIDER ADOPTION OF A MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance Number 2014-01 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 10th day of February 2014, at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows: ORDINANCE 2014-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; AMENDING CHAP T ER 2, DIVISION 3 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, (THE CODE) BY RECREATING THE CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD; CONTINUING THE EXISTENCE AND CURRENT USE OF THE ALTER NATE CODE ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 162.03(2), FLORIDA STATUTES; RECODIFYING ALL PROVI SIONS RELATED TO CODE ENFORCEMENT IN CHAPTER 2, DIVISION 3 OF THE CODE; REPEALING ORDINANCE 97-832 AND ORDINANCE 2012-12; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 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 Com mission 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, employment 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. s/Holly Smith HOLLY SMITH, City Clerk City of Wauchula Thomas A. Cloud 301 East Pine Street, Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 32801 Attorney for the City of Wauchula 1:30c C ITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular scheduled workshop Monday, February 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. The agenda can be viewed at www.cityofwauchula.com. The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, 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, employment 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 1:30c C ITIZENS ADVISORY TASK FORCE MEETING NOTICE The City of Bowling Greens Citizens Advisory Task Force will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the City applying for a grant under the Florida Department of Economic Opportunitys Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program for the FFY 2013 funding cycle. The Citizens Advisory Task Force will hold the meeting at the City Hall Commission Cham bers, City of Bowling Green, located at 104 East Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida. The public is invited to attend. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours-before the workshop by contacting: Mr. Jerry Conerly, City Manager, City of Bowling Green (863) 375-2255 or by e-mail at: jconerly@bowlinggreenfl.org. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800) 955-8770 (Voice). 1:30c N OTICE The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners are accepting applications for persons interested in serving on the Parks & Recreation Board. For more information re garding this board please contact Sandy Meeks in the County Managers Office at 863-773-9430, 412 W. Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, FL 33873. Applications are available on the countys website www.hardeecounty.net or at the County Managers Office, 4 12 West Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida. Rick Knight, Chairman 1:30c Q : IQ: Can you tell me what Mark Steines has been up to lately? I miss seeing him every night on "Entertainment Tonight." Sara G., via email A: Instead of seeing Mark every night, now you can see him for two hours each morning. Along with Cristina Ferrare, Mark co-hosts the Hallmark Channel's "Home and Family Show" every weekday morning from 10e/9c. I spoke with Mark recently about his new hosting gig, and he said he's having such a great time on his new show that it doesn't even feel like work. According to Mark: "I worked with 'ET' for 17 years, and I was never this close to people there because it's just such a big operation, and you feel like you get lost in it. This is a small show with a big heart. And Hallmark believes in us. We're the cornerstone of their daytime programming, and I love it." And each day Mark is eager to discover what that day's show will bring. "I used to have to go to the stars, now they come to me. And our show isn't really star-based, in that regard. But when they do come on, we try to unmask that celebrity. We take them into the kitchen with us or we'll do a DIY project with them. We'll build something. We'll make something. It's always what I really wanted to do with celebrities, to see the other side of them. That's what I like about this show." Q: My sister-in-law told me that Laura Linney recently had a baby; I didn't even know she was pregnant! Janie F., via email A: Aside from Laura's closest friends and family, no one knew. Laura and hubby Marc Schauer welcomed a baby boy named Bennett on Jan. 8. It was the 49year-old actress's first child, and also the best kept secret of 2013. Since this past summer, she has kept a low profile, and never presented an opportunity to be photographed with a baby bump. Congrats to the new parents, and bravo for be able to keep this special time to yourselves! Q: This season of "Justified" has just been super so far. Can you tell me if it has been re newed for a sixth season yet? Kyle L., Baltimore, Md. A: The hit FX show indeed has already been renewed for an other season; however, its sixth season will be its last. According to FX Networks' CEO John Landgraf, the decision had nothing to do with the show having low ratings or lack of critical acclaim. The decision was made by showrunner Graham Yost and star Timothy Olyphant, as Landgraf explained at the Television Critics Association press tour: "We talked about it a year ago, and [Graham and Timothy] felt that the arc of the show and what they had to say would be served by six seasons instead of seven, and I regretfully accepted their decision." 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. Celebrity Ex tra By Cindy Elavsky Words To L ive By A Daily Thought T HURSDAY Lets take a good look at the way were living and reorder our lives under God. Lets lift our hearts and hands at one and the same time, praying to God in heaven.Lamentations 3:40-41a (ME) F F R R I I D D A A Y Y The farmer, looking for the p recious crop his land may yield, can only wait in pa tience until the autumn and spring rains have fallen. You, too, must be patient and stout-hearted, for the coming of the Lord Jesus is near.James 5:7b-8 (NEB) S S A A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y The angel told Abraham, I wi ll bless you richly. I will multiply your descendants into countless millions, like the stars of the sky and the sand on the seashore.Genesis 22:17 (NLT) S S U U N N D D A A Y Y Wherever your treasures are, t here your hearts and thoughts also will be. Be prepared all dressed up and ready for the Lords return. So be ready all the time. For I, the Messiah (Christ) will come when you least expect it.Luke 12:34a-35,40 (TLB) M M O O N N D D A A Y Y The Lord Almighty is the One y ou are to regard as holy. He is the One you are to fear (re vere). He is the One you are to dread (respect). And He will be a sanctuary for you.Isaiah 8:13-14a (NIV) T T U U E E S S D D A A Y Y Because, whatever you do, e ating or drinking, or anything else, everything should be done to bring glory to God.I Corinthians 10:31 (PME) W W E E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y I wait for the Lord to help me, an d I trust His word. I wait for the Lord alone to help me.Psalm 130:5-6a (NCV)I All verses are excerpted from The Holy Bible: (KJV) King James Version; (ME) The Message; (NCV) New Century Version; (NEB) New English Bible; (NIV) New International Version; (NLT) New Living Translation (RSV) Revised Standard Version; (PME) Phillips Modern English; and (TLB) The Living Bible. HARDEE COUNTY KIDS NEED HARDEE COUNTY HELP!Ease a dependent childs way through the court sys tem. Volunteer to be a Guardian Ad Litem.773-2505(If office unattended, please leave message.)